Damage To Russia's Belbek Air Base In Crimea Seen After Ukrainian Strikes

jueves, 16 de mayo de 2024

Ukrainian attacks this week targeted a portion of the flightline at Belbek Air Base where Russian MiG-31 interceptors regularly park


https://www.twz.com/news-features/damage-to-russias-belbek-air-base-in-crimea-seen-after-ukrainian-strikes 

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She flew a record-breaking US flight – but it was kept secret for years | CNN

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House bill: Time to put Air Force’s ‘flying car’ concept into action

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New roadmap for pro-growth regulation in UK space sector launched as Science Minister launches new National Space Operations Centre - GOV.UK

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Justice Dept. to prosecute Boeing in 737 MAX crashes, finds it broke deal

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Belgian Air Force F-35A Flies For The First Time

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New Bill Blocks US Air Force F-22 Retirements & Adds $271 Million To Buy 24 Boeing F-15EXs

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COMAC Expands C919 Production Facilities To Address Anticipated Capacity Pressure

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DOJ Mulls Boeing Fraud Prosecution Over Fatal 737 MAX Crashes

Judge, the Department of Justice (DOJ) alleged that Boeing has violated its deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), which the DOJ and the aircraft manufacturer finalized in Jaunuary 2021 following the two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes.


https://simpleflying.com/boeing-doj-fraud-prosecution-violating-terms-737-max-crashes-deal/ 

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator to test technologies to improve cabin recyclability, operational efficiency

https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2024-05-16-Boeing-ecoDemonstrator-to-test-technologies-to-improve-cabin-recyclability,-operational-efficiency 


Sustainable cabin technologies include seat cushion sensors to reduce crew workload and smart galley tools to improve efficiency, reduce waste

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BAE Systems to develop new towed jammer for US Navy F/A-18E/Fs

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/bae-systems-to-develop-new-towed-jammer-for-us-navy-f/a-18e/fs/158314.article 


The US Navy has selected BAE Systems to develop a Dual Band Decoy (DBD), an advanced countermeasures pod to help protect the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

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Jamming and Spoofing: Two Threats for Your UAS GNC System | UAV Navigation

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"Live Fast, Die Young: The Story of the U.S. Navy's Hot-Rod F-16N" @ YouTube

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Results of the EDF 2023 Calls for Proposals - European Commission

Following the third calls for proposals under the European Defence Fund (EDF), 54 collaborative defence research and development projects with a total EU support of almost €1,031million are selected for funding.

https://defence-industry-space.ec.europa.eu/funding-opportunities-0/calls-proposals/results-edf-2023-calls-proposals_en#selected-projects-list-being-updated-continously 

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El helicóptero compuesto Airbus Racer ha volado por primera vez

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Racer - Inside the high speed demonstrator

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Russia's UTair calls for aircraft imports

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Iran’s Makran Airlines start-up eyes B737s

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Boeing's April 2024 order book changes revealed

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Airbus's April 2024 order book changes revealed

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Textron eAviation's Nexus eVTOL Aircraft Could Fly in 2025

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German Officials Start Due Diligence For Lilium's Loan Guarantees

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New energy weapon replaces million-dollar missiles at 13 cents a shot

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Quantum navigation system aims to counter deadly GPS spoofing

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The Heron TP RPAS Produced by UAV PEO at the Directorate of Defense Research & Development at the IMoD and Israel Aerospace Industries Has Made Its Maiden Flight Over Germany

The German Heron TP (GHTP), produced by UAV PEO at the Directorate of Defense, Research and Development at the IMoD and Israel Aerospace Industries, has today (15.5.2024) flown in German airspace for the first time. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) was customized for the unique requirements of the German Ministry of Defence, as part of a joint venture between IAI, Israel's Ministry of Defense's Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), and Airbus.

 The close cooperation between Airbus, IAI, DDR&D and the German Armed Forces, ensured development of a RPAS which exhibits both advanced performance and operational readiness while also providing the German Armed Forces with additional capabilities. The flight was conducted in the presence of the senior representatives from the German Air Force, the DDR&D at the Israeli Ministry of Defense, Airbus and, IAI. This historic event is an important step towards reaching full operational capability.

Complete press release

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Airbus: Innovative aviation liquid hydrogen project launched

The GOLIAT (Ground Operations of LIquid hydrogen AircrafT) project will receive funding of €10.8 million from the EU's Horizon Europe Framework Programme, over a duration of four years, and will demonstrate how high-flow liquid hydrogen (LH2) handling and refuelling technologies can be developed and used safely and reliably for airport operations.

The GOLIAT consortium consists of 10 partners from eight countries: Airbus (France, Germany, UK), Chart Industries (Czech Republic, Italy), TU Delft (Netherlands), Leibniz University Hannover (Germany), Royal Schiphol Group (Netherlands), Rotterdam The Hague Airport (Netherlands), Vinci Airports (France, Portugal), Stuttgart Airport (Germany), H2FLY (Germany), and Budapest Airport (Hungary).

The group will support the aviation industry's adoption of LH2 transportation and energy storage solutions by:
  • Developing and demonstrating LH2 refuelling technologies scaled-up for future large commercial aircraft;
  • Demonstrating small-scale LH2 aircraft ground operations at airports;
  • Developing the standardisation and certification framework for future LH2 operations;
  • Assessing the sizing and economics of the hydrogen value chains for airports.
  • As a clean and efficient fuel, LH2 offers a promising solution for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with airport operations and their dependence on fossil fuels. LH2's high energy density enables long-range travel for aircraft, yet there are many steps to the widespread deployment of hydrogen at airports, including the need to better understand the operational, regulatory, economic and safety impacts, as well as the capacity and performance of technologies.

 Complete press release

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Eurodrone Programme successfully performs Preliminary Design Review (PDR)


The MALE RPAS Programme, aka Eurodrone, has successfully performed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR). Led by Airbus Defence and Space as prime contractor, this major programme milestone has been completed with OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) and representatives of the four customer nations (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) in the presence of the three Major Sub-Contractors (MSC), Airbus Defence and Space Spain, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo.

The PDR proves that the initial design of the aircraft has consistently maturated, paving the way to proceed with the detailed design. It is the outcome of different technical assessments and evaluations conducted, such as Wind Tunnel Testing to confirm the aerodynamic configuration of Eurodrone, the overall design to ensure demonstration of operational capability, and the validation of a fully representative Digital Twin. From the very beginning, the '#Eurodrone programme benefits from both design philosophies – physical and digital.

Airbus' press release


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