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2014-08-23 16:20:05

Newest Goodyear Blimp Christened by Robin Roberts AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) newest blimp, Wingfoot One, was christened today by Robin Roberts, the award-winning co-anchor of ABC News' "Good Morning America." Wingfoot One officially joins Goodyear's fleet of blimps, ushering in a new era of technologically-advanced airships. Roberts, also a long-time ESPN sportscaster and author, christened the new airship...

2014-08-21 12:24:14

Teaming with ESPN's SportsNation, Goodyear Gives College Football Fans the Ability to Select Which Kick-off Weekend Matchup the Iconic Airship Will Cover AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College football is back and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is giving fans the chance to control the Goodyear Blimp during its kick-off weekend. Teaming up with ESPN's SportsNation, Goodyear is calling on college football fans across the country to vote for which...

2014-08-21 12:21:35

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Columbia Helicopters, Inc., a member of the American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA), has opened a new facility which will be totally focused on the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of military helicopters. The 16,000 square foot building, located at the company's headquarters and maintenance complex at Aurora (Oregon) State Airport, will be capable of handling up to three maintenance lines of CH...

2014-08-20 23:02:42

The first truly affordable crowd-funded motion capture system is the talk of the industry as it not only creates new opportunities for smaller film studios and game developers, but offers a state-of-the-art research tool for sports and the medical field. Beijing, China (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Following a successful launch at SIGGRAPH and the subsequent incredible reception from the professional community, Noitom is proud to announce that they sailed past their midway Kickstarter funding...

2014-08-20 20:20:23

Successful Live Fire Testing Establishes New MD 530G Gunship as the Latest Addition to the World's Most Cost Effective Fleet of Scout Attack Helicopters MESA, Ariz., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) announced the successful completion of Live Fire Qualification Exercises at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, for its new MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter. The MD 530G was configured with the Moog Stores Management System (SMS), the Mace Aviation Extended Range Weapons...

2014-08-19 23:10:26

VeloReality CEO Gary Bauer and CTO Kostya Poukhov launched forty new HD videos of world famous European cycling courses at the 2014 Andy's Ride Fundraiser. Riding the new courses on a Lynx VR Trainer demo unit, one rider was impressed enough to buy the Lynx demo unit on the spot. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 VeloReality CEO Gary Bauer and CTO Kostya Poukhov were on hand to help celebrate the 2014 Annual Andy's Ride fundraiser in Port Carling Ontario. The event is...

2014-08-19 20:22:32

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Comparative SWOT & Strategy Focus - 2014-2017 - World's 6 Leading Helicopter & Rotorcraft Manufacturers - Airbus Helicopters, AgustaWestland, Bell, Boeing, Russian Helicopters,...

2014-08-19 08:21:53

DULUTH, Minn., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrus Aircraft today announced the expansion of its international sales network into India. Cirrus India joined the company's authorized sales network in July 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/137137 Cirrus India (SRK Aviacom (I) Pvt Ltd) is located in New Delhi, India and offers a team of experienced aircraft sales professionals. "We are excited to have Cirrus India as a Cirrus Aircraft Sales Center as we enter this...

2014-08-18 08:21:26

Cooperative flights by X-47B, F/A-18 prove viability of joint carrier operations USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, At Sea, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy offered a glimpse of the future of carrier aviation on Aug. 17 by conducting a series of cooperative flights from the aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), using an X-47B Unmanned Air System (UCAS) and an F/A-18 Hornet....

2014-08-15 12:20:52

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by Redstone Defense Systems to supply and integrate mission avionics equipment for a digital cockpit upgrade of the U.S. Army's UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=27118. Northrop Grumman will provide a...


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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'