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12 RQ-7s, Training, And "Other Capabilities" Will Be
The United States plans to provide Pakistan with a dozen RQ-7
Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles to support their fight on
extremists, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates confirmed Friday
during a roundtable session with Pakistani reporters.
$20 Million Center Will Produce Dynamic Major Components
Sikorsky formally opened its new Precision Components Technology
Center Friday, launching a new path toward strategic competitive
excellence beginning with the manufacture of CH-53K heavy lift
MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) has deployed a new Kodiak
airplane and four crew members to join its fleet of three aircraft
already serving the relief effort following the massive earthquake
Researchers Examine Options For Detecting And Countering
Threats From Space
This is not the plot of a movie: a new report from the National
Research Council lays out real options NASA could follow to detect
more near-Earth objects (NEOs) – asteroids and comets that
could pose a hazard if they cross Earth's orbit.
X PRIZE Foundation Celebrates Five Years Since the Ansari X PRIZE Win
On October 4th, 2004, the X PRIZE Foundation made international headlines when they awarded the Ansari X PRIZE to Scaled Composites for the successful launch of their craft, SpaceShipOne. Inspired by the Orteig Prize, won by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 for the successful completion of the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris, Peter Diamandis formally announced the X PRIZE competition in 1996. The competition offered the largest incentive prize in history, a stunning $10 million dollar award, to the first non-government organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft 100 kilometers above the earth’s surface twice within two weeks.
Avidyne Avionics Selected By Western Michigan University
College Of Aviation
Avidyne has announced that Western Michigan University
(WMU) has selected Avidyne's Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight
Deck avionics system for WMUs fleet of Cirrus SR20 aircraft. The
upgrades will be performed by Brown Aviation Lease.
Remarks Made At National Security Conference In Washington,
The Air Force must be able to operate across a spectrum of
conflicts, using a myriad of warfare tools and tactics, while
keeping up with advancing technologies and the ways the nation's
adversaries use them, the service's top officer said Wednesday.
CAE has received orders for two Airbus A320 and A330 CAE 7000
Series full-flight simulators (FFS) from Shanghai Eastern Flight
Training Company (SEFTC), the training subsidiary of China Eastern
Airlines, the company announced Tuesday.
13 Pound UAS Deployed From A Sonobouy Dropped By A P-3
BAE, in partnership with the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), completed the first successful
test flight of the Coyote unmanned aircraft system. The system
deployed in midair after being dropped from a P-3 aircraft in a
Relief Agencies Given Reliable Access To Phone Lines And
MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) missionaries have set up a
Port-au-Prince airport communications center connected to a GATR
VSAT satellite system, supplying direly needed high-bandwidth
communications to workers from at least 16 international aid groups
that have arrived since the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake.
"The Air Force consumes more petroleum each year than
any other agency in the U.S. government, and thus is the most
susceptible to energy-price volatility and disruption of logistics
lines. Each $10 increase in the price of a barrel of oil
equates to a $600 million increase in fuel costs to the Air
Source: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
Norton A. Schwartz at the 38th Institute for Foreign Policy
Analysis-Fletcher Conference on National Security, Strategy and