Armed Crop Dusters Are Becoming a Hallmark of U.S. Military Aid [feedly]

domingo, 5 de febrero de 2017



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Armed Crop Dusters Are Becoming a Hallmark of U.S. Military Aid
// War Is Boring - Medium



Planes are ideal flying spies and attackers for small air arms

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Up close and personal with the first Saudi F-15SA, the most advanced Eagle ever built [feedly]



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Up close and personal with the first Saudi F-15SA, the most advanced Eagle ever built
// The Aviationist

This stunning air-to-air video shows the most advanced variant of the Eagle recently delivered to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) has officially received its first Boeing F-15SA multirole jets in a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the King Faisal Air College in Riyadh on Jan. 25, 2017. […] https://theaviationist.com/2017/02/01/up-close-and-personal-with-the-first-saudi-f-15sa-the-most-advanced-eagle-ever-built/
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[Ekranoplane returns]TsAGI specialists developing heavy transport aircraft - News - Press-center - TsAGI



http://tsagi.com/pressroom/news/2912/





The aircraft is intended for intercontinental transportation of large amounts of cargo — up to 500 t, including transportation in approved containers. They are to be placed in compartments inside a wing and loaded via flap doors of fore-sections (leading edges) in the aircraft’s center. The aircraft will utilize existing runways. The largest part of this aircraft’s flight takes place at an altitude of 3-12 m above water, ice or ground: these surfaces produce a screening effect which improves the lift/drag ratio considerably, leading to a decrease in fuel consumption and a significant increase in flight range.

As part of the concept research, a model was created and tested by the Institute’s specialists in a subsonic wind tunnel. The works were performed at cruise and take-off and landing ratings. Water, ice and ground surfaces were simulated with a screen, which was a plate with rounded corners. The experiment has proved that the layout under research has a high aerodynamic cleanness both near, and in the absence of the screen, thus enabling a steady and guided flight of the aircraft.

The aircraft is to employ liquefied natural gas. This cryogenic fuel has a higher energy efficiency and lower noxious emissions as compared to aviation kerosene. Use of natural gas will ensure environmental safety of a flight, thus giving a weighty competitive advantage as compared to existing transportation systems.

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Jetpack pioneer David Mayman's new electric VTOL flying car project [feedly]



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Jetpack pioneer David Mayman's new electric VTOL flying car project
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine



Jetpack Aviation's David Mayman and Nelson Tyler have already brought honest-to-god jetpacks out of the pages of science fiction books and onto the market. Now, they plan to do the same with flying cars. We spoke with Mayman at length about Jetpack Aviation's (JPA's) new manned VTOL multirotor project.

.. Continue Reading Jetpack pioneer David Mayman's new electric VTOL flying car project http://newatlas.com/david-mayman-vtol-flying-car-jpa-interview/47700/

Category: Aircraft

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NASA carbon-fiber weather gliders could save lives and cash [feedly]



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NASA carbon-fiber weather gliders could save lives and cash
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine



The National Weather Service's network of sensors may soon welcome aboard a high-flying counterpart, in the form of a NASA-developed fixed-wing glider that zips through the sky collecting data. The Weather Hazard Alert and Awareness Technology Radiation Radiosonde (WHAATRR) Glider could function as an airborne science platform according to the team that developed it, and may even play a role in atmospheric research on Mars.

.. Continue Reading NASA carbon-fiber weather gliders could save lives and cash http://newatlas.com/nasa-glider-weather-data/47740/

Category: Space

Tags: WeatherNASAMarsgliders Related Articles: Bicycle sports its own full weather station Tempescope brings you the weather in a box GloW glider/microlight hybrid combines the best of both aircraft No need to ask Siri – this smart umbrella knows if you'll need it Curiosity celebrates second Mars-year anniversary with weather report Roving soft-robots invade NASA's future technologies shortlist
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USS Enterprise decommissioned after half a century of service [feedly]



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USS Enterprise decommissioned after half a century of service
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine



After almost 55 years of active service, the USS Enterprise has been decommissioned. No, we're not talking about a certain starship, but the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which was commissioned in the US Navy in 1961 and now bears the distinction of being the first nuclear carrier to be decommissioned. The eighth US Naval vessel to bear the name, the Enterprise was removed from the Navy list today as Captain Todd Beltz relinquished his command in a ceremony in the ship's hangar bay.

.. Continue Reading USS Enterprise decommissioned after half a century of service http://newatlas.com/uss-enterprise-decommissioned/47744/

Category: Military

Tags: CarrierUS NavyShips Related Articles: First installed electromagnetic aircraft launch system demonstrated Royal Navy gets new eyes in the skies Google takes on US wireless behemoths with Project Fi Fietsklik lets you "click" loads on and off of your bike Carry your child, water and gear with the Piggyback Rider Lockheed Martin rolls-out first F-35C Lightning II Stealth Fighter
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Air France formally swaps remaining A380s for A350s

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Turkey, UK advance TF-X fighter pact

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Germany to move ahead on new short-range air defense system - Reuters

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High-altitude drone tests new Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, surveillance technologies potential to support spacecraft re entry... - Aerotech News (blog)

http://www.aerotechnews.com/blog/2017/02/03/drone-flight-tests-faas-technologies-for-spacecraft-re-entry/



Aerotech News (blog)

High-altitude drone tests new Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, surveillance technologies potential to support ...
Aerotech News (blog)
Near Space Corporation, NSC, in Tillamook, Ore., conducted the flight test Oct. 3 under the first FAA Unmanned Aircraft System test site for UAS high-altitude Certificate of Authorization, COA. With that flight, NSC became the first commercial ...

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Northrop Grumman se retire de la compétiton pour le TX - Air & Cosmos

http://www.air-cosmos.com/northrop-grumman-se-retire-de-la-competiton-pour-le-t-x-89421




Northrop Grumman se retire de la compétiton pour le TX
Air & Cosmos
Et de deux ! Après Raytheon Leonardo-Finmeccanica qui s'est retiré du programme avec son T-100 en l'annonçant publiquement le 24 janvier, c'est désormais au tour de Northrop Grumman et de son partenaire BAE Systems d'abandonner la partie.

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Russia's Sukhoi says has repaired defects in grounded Superjets - Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/russia-sukhoi-superjet-idUSL5N1FN2MI




Russia's Sukhoi says has repaired defects in grounded Superjets
Reuters
MOSCOW Feb 2 Russian plane maker Sukhoi has repaired defects in 20 Superjet 100 aircraft that were grounded in December by airlines including Russia's Aeroflot and Mexico's Interjet, the company said on Thursday. Checks by Russia's aviation authority ...

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A Drone Trend That Needs To End

http://theuasmagazine.com/blog/article/2017/02/a-drone-trend-that-needs-to-end

Equipping drones with this technology gives many citizen journalists the ability to cover news in a manner that I couldn't even dream about as a news photographer 40 years ago. But it also gives them the ability to become a nuisance and a danger that—until recently—didn't exist.

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Tiny ADS-B transceiver could provide high-traffic drone solution

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Are Low-Cost Airlines Taking Away the Charm of Flying?

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Return of Javelin? Stavatti To Enter T-X Competition

As Northrop and Raytheon's T-X ambitions fall apart, a new candidate has emerged: the Stavatti Aerospace Javelin.

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http://aviationweek.com/awindefense/return-javelin-stavatti-enter-t-x-competition-0

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F-35A Drops Below $100M For First Time In Latest Deal





http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Lockheed_trims_costs_for_F-35_most_expensive_plane_ever_999.html


https://warisboring.com/trumps-f-35-deal-is-unlikely-to-result-in-real-savings-24f5998d778d

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Electric UAV Drones: Autonomous, Energy Independent 2017-2027 - IDTechEx.com (press release)

http://www.idtechex.com/research/reports/electric-uav-drones-autonomous-energy-independent-2017-2027-000517.asp



IDTechEx.com (press release)

Electric UAV Drones: Autonomous, Energy Independent 2017-2027
IDTechEx.com (press release)
It is grossly misleading that most reporting on unmanned aerial vehicles UAV has recently concentrated on the sideshow of toy multicopters going out of fashion. We also are told of toy and other simple versions dropping 70% in price, with more to come, .

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Outer space satellite developer engineers solar wing for UAV - UAS Magazine

http://uasmagazine.com/articles/1643/outer-space-satellite-developer-engineers-solar-wing-for-uav



UAS Magazine

Outer space satellite developer engineers solar wing for UAV
UAS Magazine
Working with Bye Aerospace, an aircraft developer based in Denver, SolAero has supplied its solar panel technology for use on a medium-altitude unmanned aircraft vehicle. According to SolAero, its technology "achieves the highest commercially available ...

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Ukraine drone flights prove UAV crop spraying becoming reality - UAS Magazine

http://uasmagazine.com/articles/1648/ukraine-drone-flights-prove-uav-crop-spraying-becoming-reality



UAS Magazine

Ukraine drone flights prove UAV crop spraying becoming reality
UAS Magazine
For two straight growing seasons, crop fields in a portion of Ukraine have benefited from unmanned aircraft vehicles used to spray bio-pesticide and liquid fertilizer. Although large-scale unmanned aircraft systems designed for precision agriculture ...

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US Navy Uses Spike Miniature Missiles to Shoot Down UAVs ... - Defense Update

http://defense-update.com/20170202_spike-cuav.html


Defense Update

US Navy Uses Spike Miniature Missiles to Shoot Down UAVs ...
Defense Update
A forward-firing miniature munition - Spike, is launched at an Outlaw, a class-two representative unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), during a recent and successful ...

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Foldable Wing Drone – Amazon's Next Delivery UAV? - i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security

http://i-hls.com/2017/02/foldable-wing-drone-amazons-next-delivery-uav/



i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security

Foldable Wing Drone – Amazon's Next Delivery UAV?
i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security
A new patent published recently describes a foldable wing drone – a drone that flips its wings to go from vertical to horizontal flight. As per the patent filed by Amazon, when the drone takes off, the robo-plane's jointed wings would be folded around ...

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