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2014-05-23 12:21:14

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) logistics experts will discuss how their programs support Australia and the entire Pacific Rim, the U.S. Army and unmanned systems in a briefing that will also review the global marketplace and the need for more affordability. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Today, 70 percent of the cost of a military system is in sustaining and modernizing that product over its entire life cycle while 30...

2014-05-21 23:16:53

Zach Floto, who graduated from Liberty University School of Aeronautics (SOA) on May 10, earned the National Top Pilot Award out of more than 300 participants from 28 schools at the National Intercollegiate Flight Association (NIFA) competition, hosted by Ohio State University Airport on May 12-17. Liberty’s SOA was awarded the Collegiate Aviation Progress Award after its flight team soared to a fifth-place showing, its best-ever finish and James Curry, a 2013 graduate and Certified...

2014-05-21 23:12:47

LCDR Shaun Bellemare, USN, spoke to a men's group at Lake Prince Woods retirement community about naval aviation in preparation of the group's visit to Naval Air Station Oceana. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The visit from LCDR Shaun Bellemare, USN and Kelly Stirling, Public Affairs Officer, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, was a trip down memory lane for many of the men attending the recent Men's Club Breakfast at Lake Prince Woods retirement community. With a large contingent of World...

2014-05-21 16:21:39

MCLEAN, Va., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has successfully conducted the critical design review for the Enhanced Polar System (EPS) Control and Planning Segment (CAPS) the week of April 28 and the Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate (MILSATCOM) exercised the program's development option on April 30. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO The U.S. Air Force's EPS provides space-enabled, secure...

2014-05-20 23:00:42

Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics (SOA) was awarded the Collegiate Aviation Progress Award after its flight team soared to its best-ever finish at the May 12-17 National Intercollegiate Flight Association (NIFA) competition, hosted by Ohio State University Airport. Zach Floto, who graduated from Liberty’s SOA on May 10, earned the National Top Pilot Award out of more than 300 participants from 28 schools to lead the team to a fifth-place showing. Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) May 20,...

2014-05-20 16:20:43

GENEVA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault Falcon is extending its FalconCare guaranteed maintenance cost service to cover in-service as well as new-build aircraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140520/687318 ) In-service Falcon customers can enroll in the program from the first C check and utilize it anywhere in Dassault Falcon's worldwide Authorized Service Center network....

2014-05-20 16:20:41

GENEVA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault Aviation recently approved AMAC Aerospace Turkey as a Falcon Authorized Service Center for line maintenance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140520/687316 ) "The addition of AMAC is part of an ongoing effort to expand our global service network and ensure that product support is available as close as possible to Falcon customers and the...

2014-05-20 12:22:54

GAVIAO PEIXOTO, Brazil, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EMBRAER S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) held today the opening ceremony of the final assembly line of the KC-390 military transport. The event occurred at Embraer's plant in Gaviao Peixoto, Sao Paulo, and was attended by Brazil's President, Dilma Rousseff, the Governor of the State of Sao Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, and other dignitaries. On the occasion, Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force signed the series production...

2014-05-20 08:22:41

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), recently participated in a series of Live Fire Tests (LFT) in conjunction with the Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) Weapons Survivability Laboratory (WSL) to assess the F135 propulsion system's performance against ballistic damage. The F-35 LFT included a series of tests designed to better understand the capabilities and vulnerabilities of the F135...

2014-05-20 08:22:39

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney today announced that the first F135 engine has been delivered to the F-35 Final Assembly Check Out (FACO) facility in Cameri, Novara, Italy. This engine - the 137(th) delivered to date - is also the first F135 engine produced in Pratt & Whitney's West Palm Beach Engine Center; the company's brand new, state-of-the-art 97,000-square-foot production facility. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp....


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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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