What's next for the drone war?

domingo, 19 de febrero de 2017

If Trump follows Obama's precedent, careful consideration and gradual transparency. But that's a pretty big "if." On Jan. 20, the drone war entered its third Administration. Over the inaugural weekend, American drones fired missiles at suspected Al Qaeda fighters in Yemen, killing five people. Th...

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The Chinese Air Force is about to get a swarm of fighter jets for training pilots

China is investing in the supporting elements of modern air power. One of the largest aerospace contracts in the world right now is T-X program, an effort to replace all of the United States' T-38 trainer jets—a.k.a. the aircraft used to train fighter pilots. When counting the potential buys on t...

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How to watch SpaceX's historic launch on Saturday morning

Weather permitting, the Falcon 9 will take off from the pad that launched the first moon missions Launch Pad 39A has seen some things. Among the various history-making missions that have blasted off from its hallowed grounds are: Apollo 4, the first uncrewed test flight of the Saturn V, the most ...

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Artículo: Bringing the Soviet Union’s ‘flying tank’ back to life

The Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik was an armoured ground attack aircraft designed to destroy tanks from tree-top height. Now, a rare surviving example of this Soviet aircraft is being restored in Arizona. When Nazi forces reached Leningrad in the summer of 1941, rather than risk the lives of thousands ...

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Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from historic launch pad [feedly]



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Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from historic launch pad
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The present and the past mixed today as SpaceX's Falcon 9 blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) from the same launch pad used by the Apollo 11 mission. At 9:38 am EST, the CRS-10 mission lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, carrying an unmanned Dragon cargo ship loaded with about 5,000 lb (2,270 kg) of supplies for the orbital laboratory. This is the second successful Falcon 9 launch since it re-entered service on January 14 after a launch pad explosion on September 1, 2016.

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Trump teases Super Hornet order

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Ukrainian UAV attracts interest at India exhibit - Interfax



Ukrainian UAV attracts interest at India exhibit
Interfax
The new Ukrainian tactical UAV (TBpAK) Sparrow-LE has drawn a lot of attention at the 11th International Aero India-2017 exhibition, the press service of Ukraine's Ukroboronprom concern said on Wednesday. The invention of Ukrainian arms experts was ...

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USAF Awards Orbital ATK Integration Contract For Multipurpose Satellite [feedly]

USAF Awards Orbital ATK Integration Contract For Multipurpose Satellite
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Project Loon's internet balloons form stratospheric clusters for targeted delivery [feedly]

By nature, the ideas under exploration in the so-called Moonshot Factory at Alphabet (formerly Google) are long-term ventures, but one of the better-known projects may be here a little quicker than we thought. That's if a blog post by lab boss Astro Teller is anything to go by, which describes a big advance in the software that powers the ambitious Project Loon and allows the team to better direct their internet-beaming balloons to regions in need.

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