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2014-05-13 16:20:42

Vector Hawk SUAS features rapidly reconfigurable kits for multiple missions ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Designed for versatility and affordability, the new Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Vector Hawk addresses a broad set of unique missions and operating needs within a single system. With a gross takeoff weight of only four pounds and a vertical profile of only four inches, Vector Hawk boasts best-in-class payload capacity, speed and endurance....

2014-04-29 12:23:32

VINEYARD, Utah, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three systems acquired by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have progressed from their research and development phase to operational readiness. The Indago vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) quad-rotor, accompanied by its handheld ground control station (GCS) will offer a robust, mobile surveillance application. Additionally, a new Commercial Avionics Suite delivers the same performance and reliability that customers have enjoyed with the...

DARPA Unveils Unmanned Drones To Assist War Zone Troops
2014-02-13 06:59:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveiled Tuesday an update to its initiative to equip the US military with unmanned, modular drones that would conduct supply runs, reconnaissance and rescue missions, casualty evacuations and other essential services in hard-to-reach areas. “US military experience has shown that rugged terrain and threats such as ambushes and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) can make...

2013-09-06 23:02:53

The Aeroscraft Receives Federal Aviation Administration Approval to Proceed With First Flight Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Aeroscraft manufacturer and operator, Aeros Corp., today announced receipt of an Airworthiness Certificate ‘R&D’ from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Airworthiness Certificate was granted on Saturday, August 31. The FAA airworthiness certificate permits the 266-ft long Aeroscraft engineering vehicle to be operated in...

2013-08-28 23:19:38

Aviators to Make Historic Flight in Southern California Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Aeroscraft manufacturer Aeros announced today the members of its flight test crew, who are now under final preparations for a historic first flight within the coming weeks aboard a new innovative lighter-than-air vehicle designed to transport oversized cargo above the clouds later this decade. The test flight crew members include airship veteran Corky Belanger as Test Pilot in Command and U.S....

2013-08-21 23:00:50

Aeroscraft Prototype Successfully Passes All Pentagon and NASA Tests under Department of Defense ‘Project Pelican’ Program Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Aeroscraft ML866 and ML868 fleet manufacturer and operator Aeros today announced that Government high fidelity testing and demonstrations have been completed successfully within budget and one month ahead of schedule. The additional testing has been taking place throughout the summer, including taxi tests of the vehicle’s...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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