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2014-05-15 16:20:38

TAMPA, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defence manufacturer FAUN Trackway USA will showcase a range of expedient mobility solutions at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida from 20 - 22 May. The company's Helicopter Landing Mat (HLM) has been developed to support the needs of armed forces in remote helicopter operations, and is particularly well-suited to expeditionary missions. Based on a system of interlocking military-grade aluminium...

Hoverbike Achieves Stability
2012-08-24 12:42:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It's probably been a dream of yours forever, and one company is turning it into a reality by creating the world's first hoverbike. Aerofex, has a proof of concept prototype aircraft that seems to be a cross between a bicycle, jet ski, and hovercraft. The team performed their first flight back in December 2008, and ended up finding "plenty of stability," but no control, as the craft ended up on a tumble-weed. However, after multiple...

2009-04-28 08:00:00

- Augmented Visionics System designed to enable safer helicopter operations in near-zero visibility MONTREAL, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE and Neptec Design Group today announced the successful demonstration of Neptec's Obscurant Penetrating Autosynchronous LIDAR (OPAL) sensor that is integrated into CAE's Augmented Visionics System (AVS). CAE's AVS solution is being developed to enable helicopter pilots to operate safely in the most extreme...

2009-03-12 09:00:00

STRATFORD, Conn., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the successful demonstration of technology designed to enable safer helicopter landings in blinding conditions including brownouts. Sikorsky and its Sandblaster project teammates, including Honeywell International and Sierra Nevada Corp., performed the demonstrations at the U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD), AMRDEC at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. Sikorsky is a subsidiary...

2008-09-02 09:00:21

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SprayCool(R), a recognized leader in the development of advanced thermal management and environmental isolation products for the military, announced today that one of its electronics enclosures successfully completed its flight test program in brown-out conditions as part of Sierra Nevada Corporation's Helicopter Autonomous Landing System (HALS). The SprayCool liquid-cooled enclosure, mounted on the front of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, is...

2005-07-28 01:15:16

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. military helicopter was destroyed by a hard landing during an operation to hunt down insurgents in Afghanistan, but there were no casualties, the military said on Thursday. The twin-rotor CH-47 Chinook made the hard landing on Wednesday due to "brown-out conditions" as the crew attempted to land forces near the Pakistani border southwest of the town of Spin Boldak, a military statement said. "Hostile fire was not involved," it said. "A fire, which is believed to...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.