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Company to demonstrate revolutionary missile defence C2 capability designed for combined operations ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb.
Event marks first time an operational system displayed at an international air show MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb.
EDMONTON, Feb. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) deploys a team of investigators to the site of an aircraft accident in Edmonton, Alberta.
ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines' (NYSE: DAL) board of directors today announced Thomas E. Donilon as its newest member, effective immediately.
World View and United Parachute Technologies Successfully Fly Parafoil at 102,200 Feet TUCSON, Ariz., Feb.
American and the Clippers sign new multi-year sponsorship deal LOS ANGELES, Feb.
PIRAEUS, Greece, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.
Milestone Modernization Celebrated with NYC-Casablanca $787 Roundtrip Fare Sale CASABLANCA, Morocco, Feb.
Canada's low-fare leader increases transcontinental capacity CALGARY, Feb.
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...
The Solar Impulse is a Swiss made long-range solar-powered aircraft project. It was developed at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The project’s goal is to circle the Earth with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft, powered only by solar energy. Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss aeronaut leads the project who was a co-pilot with Andre Borsch berg a Swiss businessman, in the first balloon to circle the Earth non-stop. The Swiss aircraft is a single-seat monoplane which can stay airborne...
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...
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...
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...
- A political dynamiter.