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RAF Steps In After Activists Slow Animal Imports
2012-03-15 03:41:07

Peter Suciu for Redorbit.com While it likely won´t go down in the annals of history up there with “their finest hour” moment from the dark days of 1940 when the RAF truly saved the day, the British military may once again have to respond to the call. This week ministers in the UK are urgently trying to broker a deal that would allow the importation of animals for medical testing, and if it can´t be reached they may to rely on Royal Air Force aircraft instead....

2012-01-07 08:00:00

Cold War Air Museum transfers asset to assist in a helicopter research program at the Operator Performance Laboratory of the University of Iowa. Lancaster, TX (PRWEB) January 07, 2012 The Cold War Air Museum (CWAM) located in Lancaster, Texas has recently combined forces with University of Iowa´s Operator´s Performance Lab (OPL) by selling a helicopter to OPL for use in human factors research. OPL is a leading human factors research organization that conducts research on manned...

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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...

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