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2014-07-31 08:22:22

Tests demonstrate TALON's multi-platform capability TUCSON, Ariz., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and MD Helicopters, Inc. successfully fired four TALON laser guided rockets from the MD 530G armed aerial scout (AAS) helicopter during a series of tests at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. "This test further demonstrates the maturity of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket weapon system as a complement to MD's AAS platform," said Darryl Kreitman, Raytheon TALON program...

2014-07-31 00:20:22

ANA renews long-haul fleet with 777X, 787-9, 777-300ER TOKYO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today finalized an order for 40 widebody airplanes - 20 777-9Xs, 14 787-9 Dreamliners and six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) - as part of the airline's strategic long-haul fleet renewal plan. The order, valued at approximately $13 billion at list prices, was originally announced as a commitment in March. "The aircraft we have selected will enable...

2014-07-25 08:21:35

DULUTH, Minn., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrus Aircraft executives will update EAA AirVenture Oshkosh media and attendees with the latest information on the Vision SF50 personal jet program, a 2015 Special Edition aircraft, and other recent developments at a news conference Monday, July 28, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cirrus Aircraft display #183. Highlights of the press conference will include: Vision SF50 Personal Jet: Cirrus will review the first flight and significance of aircraft...

2014-07-24 20:20:28

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A ceremony was held today at Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], commemorating the official roll out of the first two F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140724/130276 "Today, we celebrate a milestone in the U.S.-Australia partnership, a partnership built on strength, friendship, and technological innovation," said Frank Kendall, U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for...

2014-07-23 12:22:08

DULUTH, Minn., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Cirrus Aircraft has introduced a "sensor-capable" special mission aircraft based on its Generation 5 SR22/SR22T aircraft. Cirrus' special mission platform Cirrus Perception(TM) will be available in mid-2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129743 With Cirrus Perception(TM), Cirrus will create a unique new class of prospective owners and operators for SR22/SR22T aircraft. Cirrus Perception(TM) also introduces a new style of...

2014-07-21 16:22:57

AKRON, Ohio, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wingfoot One has been selected as the name for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) newest airship, the company announced today. Wingfoot One was selected from nearly 15,000 names submitted in an on-line public contest that started four months ago. A panel of Goodyear judges narrowed the submissions to 10 finalists before a final round of public voting determined the name of the newest addition to the Goodyear fleet of...

2014-07-21 08:29:20

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Aerostat Systems Market by Aerostat Class, by Balloon Type, by Payload(Electro-Optics , Thermal Imaging Camera , Electronic Intelligence, Surveillance Radar, INS), by Geography - Market Forecast & Analysis to 2013 -...

2014-07-18 23:02:02

Autopilot System Market study covers the global market with a detailed study of the specific regions and countries to give a brief of the market dynamics in the autopilot system over the forecast period. (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 According to a new market research report "Autopilot System Market by Application (Airborne, Land, Sea, Subsea), by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, The Middle-East, Latin America, Africa), by Configuration (Manned And Autonomous Platforms) -...

2014-07-17 20:20:34

B-2 bomber inspires employees, guests with re-enactment of the historic first takeoff PALMDALE, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For several goose bump-filled minutes today at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, it was July 17, 1989, all over again. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=26558 Just as they had on that historic day 25 years ago, several thousand...

2014-07-17 08:21:26

Net commercial orders for 2014 rise to 783 FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) marked 40 years as an exhibitor at the Farnborough International Airshow this week by highlighting its innovative, efficient commercial airplanes and its advanced defense capabilities. Boeing announced a new 200-seat 737 MAX 8 option that will give airlines up to 11 more seats of revenue. This latest addition to Boeing's comprehensive product and services line-up...


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The History Of Drone Technology
2014-05-26 09:05:12

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are pilotless and non-crewed aircraft that are capable of flight either by remote control or through the use of on-board computers. Other names for these types of aircraft are remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and remotely operated aircraft (ROA). Drones are commonly used by the military, but are also being implemented in search and rescue operations and being utilized in other civil applications, such as...

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
2013-09-24 15:48:13

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout is an unmanned autonomous helicopter that is used by the United States Armed Forces for reconnaissance missions, situational awareness, and targeting assistance for ground, air, and sea bound soldiers. There are four variants of this UAV, two of which were derived from Schweizer helicopters. The first MQ-8 version, known as the RQ-8A, was used after the Navy retired their RQ-2 Pioneers. The Navy wanted an updated UAV with specific guidelines, including...

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2007-04-10 13:51:34

The Comet is a commonly kept form of goldfish, the only type to have originated in the United States. They first appeared in the ponds of the Fish Commission in Washington in the early 1880s. Hugo Mullertt was the first person to bring the Comet goldfish to the market in a large quantity. Characterized by a long, tall, flowing tailfin they can be differentiated from the common goldfish, although otherwise they are very similar. Both of these varieties are quite hardy and will do well in...

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2006-03-01 12:05:00

The Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) is a migratory bird of prey of the harrier family. It can be found in southern parts of eastern Europe and central Asia and winters mainly in India and southeast Asia. It is a very rare visitor to Great Britain and western Europe, although remarkably a juvenile wintered in Norfolk in the winter of 2002-2003. This medium-sized raptor breeds on open plains, bogs and heathland but in winter prefers open country. This typical harrier has long wings held...

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