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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

UCAV: A World First For Dassault Aviation

Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle, Rafale Fighter, Falcon 7X Fly In Formation

On March 20, 2014, Dassault Aviation organized a formation flight of the nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) with a Rafale fighter and a Falcon 7X business jet. This was the first time in the world that a combat drone flew in formation with other aircraft. The entire operation lasted 1 hour and 50 minutes and took the patrol out over the Mediterranean to a range of several hundred kilometers.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Russians Look To Colonize The Moon

Says It Will Have A Permanent Base 'Up And Running' By 2040

As Russia was celebrating the anniversary of the first spaceflight of Yuri Gagarin on Saturday, Deputy Premier Dmitry Rogozin made a bold statement: "We are coming to the moon forever."

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Mon, Apr 14, 2014

ANN Exclusive: Google Acquires Titan Aerospace

'Undisclosed' Sum Convinces Titan To Accept Merger With Google

A few weeks ago, cyberspace was all abuzz with rumors of a possible acquisition of Vern Raburn's Titan Aerospace by Facebook... but the rumors slowly subsided -- and for good reason. ANN has confirmed that Titan is, instead, being acquired by Google in a deal whose worth is reportedly "impressive," but for which the details have yet to be disclosed.

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Mon, Apr 14, 2014

NASA Signs Agreement With German, Canadian Partners To Test Alternative Fuels

Flights To Begin May 7 From Armstrong Flight Research Center

NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS II) flights are set to begin May 7 and will be flown from NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, CA.

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