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2014-05-13 16:20:56

BUCHAREST, Romania, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Romania was officially welcomed into the Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] F-16 family at a reception preceding the Black Sea Defense Aerospace tradeshow here today. The Romanian Air Force is the 28(th) customer of the most widely used 4(th) generation multi-role fighter in the world. Romania signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. Government in December 2013 which provides programmatic support to a U.S.-approved third party...

2014-05-13 16:20:42

Vector Hawk SUAS features rapidly reconfigurable kits for multiple missions ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Designed for versatility and affordability, the new Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Vector Hawk addresses a broad set of unique missions and operating needs within a single system. With a gross takeoff weight of only four pounds and a vertical profile of only four inches, Vector Hawk boasts best-in-class payload capacity, speed and endurance....

2014-05-13 12:22:21

ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft announced today from the AUVSI Unmanned Systems conference that it will develop its first product to feature Matrix(TM) Technology, by converting a retired UH-60A BLACK HAWK helicopter into an optionally piloted variant capable of a wide spectrum of missions. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO With the autonomous BLACK HAWK,...

2014-05-13 12:21:44

DULUTH, Minn., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doing its part to raise awareness for women in general aviation, Cirrus Aircraft will equip 'Racing Aces' team pilot Dianna Stanger, co-pilot Joyce Wilson and teammate Erin Cude with a Cirrus SR22 airplane to take on the 38(th) annual Air Race Classic in June. A competitive four-day flight across the United States, the Air Race Classic promotes current and future women pilots while increasing public awareness of general aviation. Cirrus will...

2014-05-13 08:21:18

ROHNERT PARK, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Arcturus UAV announced development efforts on their JUMP-25 and CAT-25 long endurance UAVs. The JUMP-25, vertical takeoff and landing capable, will have a larger fuselage and wingspan and more powerful VTOL and tractor motors than the recently announced JUMP-15(TM) and JUMP-20(TM) models. The CAT-25 will be a larger version of the company's T-20(TM) catapult launched UAV. The new JUMP-25 and CAT-25 UAVs will integrate Cloud...

2014-05-08 16:21:34

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II aircraft fleet, which surpassed 16,000 cumulative program flight hours to date in April, flew a monthly record high for System Development and Demonstration (SDD) with 282 flight hours and 153 flights in April. "The SDD fleet achieving more than 150 flights in one month speaks to the quality of this aircraft and the commitment of this team," said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's vice...

NASA Test Pilot Bill Dana Passes Away
2014-05-08 03:05:13

[ Watch the Video: Retired NASA Research Test Pilot Bill Dana Dies ] NASA Bill Dana was an aeronautical engineer, a test pilot. He was an astronaut. His career at the NASA High-Speed Flight Station (now Armstrong Flight Research Center) began on October 1, 1958; coincidentally the same day NASA came into being. He piloted some of the agency's most remarkable craft and was with us from the agency's infancy through the maturity of the Space Shuttle and the creation of the International...

2014-05-07 20:20:46

STRATFORD, Conn., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy today announced that Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been selected to build the next fleet of Marine One helicopters for the Office of the President. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140507/85603 With the selection comes a $1.24 billion Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract to modify, test and deliver six FAA-certified S-92(®) helicopters and two trainer...

2014-05-07 12:22:06

ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Military Helicopter MRO Market 2014-2018" research report in its store. DALLAS, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Global Military Helicopter MRO market is expected to witness an increasing demand for military helicopter MRO services in emerging countries during the forecast period. It is expected that the demand for the military helicopters will increase in developing countries such as India, Pakistan, and China. This in turn could result in an increase...

2014-05-06 08:22:25

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMPRES Technology Solutions, Inc. and the Breffni Group, Inc. have forged an alliance to provide comprehensive portfolio of data cycle services for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) marketplace. The joint marketing agreement provides for a cooperative effort to leverage best of breed IT solutions in the UAV space. Beginning in April 2014, IMPRES and The Breffni Group will actively market and supply a full stack of data gathering,...


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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