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FIXAR partners with YellowScan and extends the UAV sensors range
September 23, 2022
FIXAR partners with YellowScan and extends the UAV sensors range

FIXAR has established a partnership with YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next-generation manned and unmanned LiDAR solutions, to equip outdoor FIXAR 007 UAV with YellowScan Mapper+ OEM LiDAR mapping solution.

Warehouse Drones for Inventory Management
September 23, 2022
Warehouse Drones for Inventory Management

Whenever there is room for optimization there is an automated solution. The warehouse business represents a huge opportunity for new technologies able to provide competitive advantages.

AUTONOMOUS DRONE OPERATIONS REACHING NEW HEIGHTS – 6,000 m ABOVE SEA LEVEL
September 23, 2022
AUTONOMOUS DRONE OPERATIONS REACHING NEW HEIGHTS – 6,000 m ABOVE SEA LEVEL

FIXAR conducted a video monitoring mission at a high altitude in a challenging mountainous region at altitude 5,300 (17,388 ft) – 6,115 m (20,062 ft).

Bombardier Challenger 3500 enters into service
September 21, 2022
Bombardier Challenger 3500 enters into service

The latest edition of the Bombardier Challenger line of business aircraft, the Challenger 3500, has entered into service.

Armored, Six-Wheel Toyota Land Cruiser Debuts With Drone Destroyer
September 22, 2022
Armored, Six-Wheel Toyota Land Cruiser Debuts With Drone Destroyer

Toyota launched the latest Land Cruiser (J300) in 2021 but it's still making the J70 introduced in 1984.

Pratt & Whitney: Latest aircraft engine innovations
September 20, 2022
Pratt & Whitney: Latest aircraft engine innovations

Pratt & Whitney’s rapidly maturing PW1000G geared turbofan has had teething problems to overcome, but nonetheless delivered the promised fuel savings and reduced emissions out of the box.

Types of military drones according to range
September 20, 2022
Types of military drones according to range

Drones are unmanned aircraft that can carry cameras and weapons. They're used by governments for surveillance and warfare, and by private companies for commercial purposes.

Sixth-generation fighter
September 19, 2022
Sixth-generation fighter

A sixth-generation fighter is a conceptualized class of jet fighter aircraft designed more advanced than the fifth-generation jet fighter currently in service and development.

ORION-E
September 18, 2022
ORION-E

Orion-E is a long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle intended for day-and-night aerial ISR missions in a wide range of climate zones.

NASA opens up Artemis moon missions to all astronauts
September 17, 2022
NASA opens up Artemis moon missions to all astronauts

The first agency assignments, for Artemis 2, should be announced later in 2022.

What is an Inertial Navigation System?
September 16, 2022
What is an Inertial Navigation System?

An inertial navigation system (INS) is a self-contained device consisting of an inertial measurement unit (IMU) and computational unit.

USS John C. Stennis
September 15, 2022
USS John C. Stennis

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is the seventh Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and is named in honor of Senator John. C. Stennis of Mississippi.

What is Augmented Reality?
September 14, 2022
What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented Reality (AR) is a variation of Virtual Environments (VE), or Virtual Reality as it is more commonly called.

US aviation authority launching investigation into Jeff Bezos’s uncrewed rocket explosion
September 14, 2022
US aviation authority launching investigation into Jeff Bezos’s uncrewed rocket explosion

FAA needs to sign off before Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket can return to flight.

Dassault Rafale
September 13, 2022
Dassault Rafale

The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multi-role fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation.

FAA’s Largest Solar Project to Power Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center
September 12, 2022
FAA’s Largest Solar Project to Power Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center

The FAA’s largest solar project to date is coming to the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (the Center) in Oklahoma City. The clean electricity generated from the solar panels on FAA property will help serve the Center’s power needs.

What is Cruise Missile?
September 11, 2022
What is Cruise Missile?

A cruise missile is a guided missile used against terrestrial or naval targets that remains in the atmosphere and flies the major portion of its flight path at an approximately constant speed.

Turkey’s Titra develops loitering munition
September 10, 2022
Turkey’s Titra develops loitering munition

Ankara, Turkey-based Titra is developing a hand-launched loitering munition and expects the system to be ready for production at the end of 2022.

United Invests Another $15 Million in Electric Flying Taxi Market with Eve
September 9, 2022
United Invests Another $15 Million in Electric Flying Taxi Market with Eve

Airline Signs Purchase Agreement for up to 400 eVTOL Aircraft from Eve Aiming to Revolutionize Commuter Experience in Cities Around the World

US Air Quality Index
September 8, 2022
US Air Quality Index

An air quality index (AQI) is used by government agencies to communicate to the public how polluted the air currently is or how polluted it is forecast to become.

M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank
September 8, 2022
M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank

The M1 Abrams is a third-generation American main battle tank designed by Chrysler Defense (now General Dynamics Land Systems) and named for General Creighton Abrams.

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
September 7, 2022
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Twin-engine, two-seat, supersonic strategic reconnaissance aircraft;

Revolutionizing Infrared Sensing Could Transform Imaging Applications
September 6, 2022
Revolutionizing Infrared Sensing Could Transform Imaging Applications

The new DARPA program seeks to enable quantum-level IR detection at room temperature

What is an IR sensor?
September 6, 2022
What is an IR sensor?

An infrared (IR) sensor is an electronic device that measures and detects infrared radiation in its surrounding environment.

Saudi Arabia to launch new airline
September 5, 2022
Saudi Arabia to launch new airline

The new airline will become Saudi’s second national carrier, based out of Riyadh. The current Saudia operates from Jeddah.

Military Communication Systems
September 5, 2022
Military Communication Systems

Military Communication Systems are composed of systems that provide various communication needs of users on all military platforms.

What is Aerospace Engineering?
September 4, 2022
What is Aerospace Engineering?

Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the design, development, testing, and production of aircraft, spacecraft, and related systems and equipment.

Switchblade, LOITERING MISSILE
September 4, 2022
Switchblade, LOITERING MISSILE

The AeroVironment Switchblade is a miniature loitering munition, designed by AeroVironment and used by several branches of the United States military.

USAF’s Eglin EOD personnel start training with new T7 robot systems
September 4, 2022
USAF’s Eglin EOD personnel start training with new T7 robot systems

The new T7 robot has been designed to replace the USAF’s F6A, which is nearing the end of its lifecycle.

What is Agile Marketing?
September 2, 2022
What is Agile Marketing?

Agile methodologies helped to transform the way software is developed.

Naval Strike Missile
September 1, 2022
Naval Strike Missile

The Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is an anti-ship and land-attack missile developed by the Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA).

Boeing delivers first Grey Wolf helicopters to Air Force
August 31, 2022
Boeing delivers first Grey Wolf helicopters to Air Force

After more than a year of delays, Boeing delivered its first four MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters to the Air Force after the aircraft was finally certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.

10 Cloud Computing Terms Explained
August 30, 2022
10 Cloud Computing Terms Explained

The term "cloud" refers to a collection of servers that provide services over the Internet. These services include email, storage, web hosting, and other applications.

Aerospace & Defense Global Market Report 2022
August 29, 2022
Aerospace & Defense Global Market Report 2022

Major companies in the aerospace & defense market include Airbus Group SE, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Raytheon Co., Northrop Grumman Corp., and Bae Systems plc.

NASA's Artemis I moon rocket launch
August 28, 2022
NASA's Artemis I moon rocket launch

The Artemis program is a human and robotic Moon exploration program led by NASA. If successful, the Artemis program will reestablish a human presence on the Moon since the last Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

What is an LMS?
August 27, 2022
What is an LMS?

A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation, and delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs.

Ethiopian Airlines orders Africa’s first A350-1000
August 26, 2022
Ethiopian Airlines orders Africa’s first A350-1000

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the flag carrier of Ethiopia, Africa’s largest airline group, has upsized four of its A350-900 on order to the largest variant of the A350 Family, the A350-1000, becoming Africa’s first customer for the aircraft.

What is LIDAR?
August 25, 2022
What is LIDAR?

Lidar, which is commonly spelled LiDAR and also known as LADAR or laser altimetry, is an acronym for light detection and ranging.

Best Drone Insurance Companies
August 25, 2022
Best Drone Insurance Companies

Safeguard your expensive gear while protecting yourself against liability

Hybrid Airplane Engine? NASA Says It's Making Progress On One
August 24, 2022
Hybrid Airplane Engine? NASA Says It's Making Progress On One

Aircraft aren't subject to the same strict fuel-efficiency standards as cars, but they're still responsible for large amounts of carbon emissions.

FAA Awards $2.7M in Drone Research to Support Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Response
August 23, 2022
FAA Awards $2.7M in Drone Research to Support Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Response

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $2.7 million to support research on how drones can assist in disaster preparedness and in emergencies.

Lockheed Martin on how its new technology could soon transform electronics manufacturing
August 23, 2022
Lockheed Martin on how its new technology could soon transform electronics manufacturing

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Dr. Alfred Zinn, a principal research scientist at the company, began tackling the question of what material would work better for soldering circuit boards than the current materials used.

Czech Republic to Purchase Three Heron Drones From Israel
August 22, 2022
Czech Republic to Purchase Three Heron Drones From Israel

The Czech Republic will begin negotiations with Israel to purchase three Heron drones including ground control stations, data terminals, and shipping containers.

Top 5 most advanced fighter jets in 2022
August 21, 2022
Top 5 most advanced fighter jets in 2022

Fighter aircraft are fixed-wing military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat.

A strong geomagnetic storm is heading toward Earth, space forecasters say
August 20, 2022
A strong geomagnetic storm is heading toward Earth, space forecasters say

A strong geomagnetic storm caused by the sun could impact Earth later this week, space weather forecasters say.

American Airlines Places Deposit to Secure 20 Boom Overtures
August 19, 2022
American Airlines Places Deposit to Secure 20 Boom Overtures

American Airlines on Tuesday said it has placed a non-refundable deposit as part of an agreement to buy up to 20 Boom Supersonic Overture aircraft.

DARPA Seeks Proposals to Forge the Future of U.S. Microelectronics Manufacturing
August 18, 2022
DARPA Seeks Proposals to Forge the Future of U.S. Microelectronics Manufacturing

A foundational new program will fuel domestic microsystem innovations beyond today’s 2D limitations.

What is CRM?
August 18, 2022
What is CRM?

CRM is an approach that helps businesses improve existing customer relationships and acquire new customers faster.

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NASA Space Robotics Dive into Deep-Sea Work
August 17, 2022
NASA Space Robotics Dive into Deep-Sea Work

What’s the difference between deep space and the deep sea? For a robot, the answer is: not much. Both environments are harsh and demanding, and, more importantly, both are far removed from the machine’s operator.

The Best Drones for Every Budget
August 16, 2022
The Best Drones for Every Budget

Whether you want to battle Star Wars spaceships or shoot a cinematic masterpiece, one of these picks is going to be perfect for you.

The Future of NASA’s Laser Communications
August 15, 2022
The Future of NASA’s Laser Communications

NASA uses lasers to send information to and from Earth, employing invisible beams to traverse the skies, sending terabytes of data – pictures and videos – to increase our knowledge of the universe.

World's top 100 defense industry companies announced
August 14, 2022
World's top 100 defense industry companies announced

The 2022 results of the "Defense News Top 100", published by the news site Defense News, based on defense sales and accepted as the world's most prestigious defense industry raking list, have been announced.

Heron MK II
August 12, 2022
Heron MK II

Heron MK II is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), and is an updated model of the Heron UAV, which is used by the Israeli Air Force and is operational with over 20 other organizations worldwide.

Can Boeing catch up to Airbus in 2022?
August 11, 2022
Can Boeing catch up to Airbus in 2022?

Airbus snatched the title of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer from Boeing in 2019. The primary reason that the European planemaker was able to overtake its US rival was because of Boeing’s 737 MAX debacle.

Agile vs. waterfall project management
August 10, 2022
Agile vs. waterfall project management

Early adopters of agile development were often small, self-contained teams working on small, self-contained projects.

SWISS To Wet Lease Up To 6 airBaltic Airbus A220s This Winter
August 7, 2022
SWISS To Wet Lease Up To 6 airBaltic Airbus A220s This Winter

Wet leasing these planes will provide stability to SWISS.

Embraer E175 Commercial Jet
August 5, 2022
Embraer E175 Commercial Jet

The E175 is part of the E-Jet family of commercial jets manufactured by Embraer. Commercial aircraft of the E-Jet family include the E170, E175, E190 and E195.

Experimental Zephyr drone sets new record for uncrewed flight duration
August 3, 2022
Experimental Zephyr drone sets new record for uncrewed flight duration

An experimental aircraft tested in conjunction with the United States Army has been in the air above the Sonoran Desert for 42 days, breaking its own record for longest uncrewed flight.

Solar storm from hole in the sun will hit Earth on Wednesday
August 2, 2022
Solar storm from hole in the sun will hit Earth on Wednesday

High-speed solar winds from a "hole" in the sun's atmosphere are set to hit Earth's magnetic field on Wednesday (Aug 3.), triggering a minor G-1 geomagnetic storm.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner
August 2, 2022
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an American wide-body jet airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Brazil starts talks for next Gripen batch, as Saab battles to extend Czech deal
July 30, 2022
Brazil starts talks for next Gripen batch, as Saab battles to extend Czech deal

Brazil has entered into discussions with Sweden for the second batch of Saab Gripen E/F combat aircraft and appears poised to complete an earlier top-up buy of the locally designated F-39.

China launches second space station module, Wentian
July 24, 2022
China launches second space station module, Wentian

A Long March-5B Y3 rocket, carrying the Wentian lab module for China's space station under construction, takes off from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Hainan province, China July 24, 2022.

Britain’s Typhoon jets to get radar, anti-jamming upgrades in nearly $3 billion deal
July 18, 2022
Britain’s Typhoon jets to get radar, anti-jamming upgrades in nearly $3 billion deal

Britain’s Defence Ministry has made a deal with industry to upgrade Royal Air Force Typhoon jets with a new active electronically scanned array radar and other new technologies, Defence Procurement Minister Jeremy Quin announced Friday.

NEW TRENDS IN POWER GENERATION ENERGY BUSINESS GAS TURBINE
July 17, 2022
NEW TRENDS IN POWER GENERATION ENERGY BUSINESS GAS TURBINE

Extracting electrical power from a flame exceeding 1,500 degrees C

South Korean defense agency backs buy of 20 more F-35A jets
July 3, 2022
South Korean defense agency backs buy of 20 more F-35A jets

A South Korean defense agency has backed the purchase of more F-35A fighter jets as part of the country’s F-X project, which comprises the government’s preemptive strike strategy Kill Chain, meant to counter North Korean nuclear and missile threats.

Airbus A321XLR makes first flight
June 26, 2022
Airbus A321XLR makes first flight

Offers an unique single-aisle aircraft range up to 4,700nm (8,700km).

Rheinmetall pitches Panther battle tank as heir to the Leopard
June 20, 2022
Rheinmetall pitches Panther battle tank as heir to the Leopard

Rheinmetall presented its Panther main battle proposals at the Eurosatory defense exhibition in Paris on June 13, 2022.

NASA’s DAVINCI Mission To Take the Plunge Through Massive Atmosphere of Venus
June 8, 2022
NASA’s DAVINCI Mission To Take the Plunge Through Massive Atmosphere of Venus

DAVINCI is a planned mission for an orbiter and atmospheric probe to the planet Venus. Together with the VERITAS mission, which will also study Venus, it was selected by NASA on 2 June 2021 to be part of their Discovery Program.

Boeing wins bid for Germany’s multibillion-dollar helo program
June 1, 2022
Boeing wins bid for Germany’s multibillion-dollar helo program

The German government will purchase 60 Boeing Chinook heavy-lift helicopters to equip the armed forces in a deal reportedly worth upwards of $4 billion, according to a Ministry of Defense announcement on Wednesday.

Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
November 28, 2021
Concept of Operations (CONOPS)

A Concept of Operations (CONOPS) is a user-oriented document that "describes systems characteristics for a proposed system from a user's perspective.

Walmart expands drone delivery trial to cover six states and 4 million U.S. households.
May 26, 2022
Walmart expands drone delivery trial to cover six states and 4 million U.S. households.

Retail giant Walmart plans to expand trials of its drone delivery program to 4 million households across six U.S. states, building on its lead over rival Amazon.

The Future of Manufacturing
May 15, 2022
The Future of Manufacturing

NSF’s Future Manufacturing program is looking to revolutionize the industry by supporting research to enable new manufacturing capabilities.

Shenyang FC-31
May 11, 2022
Shenyang FC-31

China’s FC-31 is a twin-engine stealth fighter demonstrator, which includes two iteratively different flying airframes that have been under active flight test since late 2012 and late 2016, respectively.

Edge computing
May 6, 2022
Edge computing

Edge computing is a distributed computing paradigm that brings computation and data storage closer to the sources of data.

TF
May 2, 2022
TF

In order to meet Turkish Air Force (TurAF) requirements beyond 2030s, an indigenous design and development program aims to replace the aging F-16 fleet of TurAF.

Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma
April 26, 2022
Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma

The Airbus Helicopters H225 (previously Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma) is a long-range passenger transport helicopter developed by Eurocopter as the next generation of the civilian Super Puma family.

5 steps of the strategic planning process
April 22, 2022
5 steps of the strategic planning process

Every business should have a strategic plan—but the number of businesses that try to operate without a defined plan (or at least a clearly communicated one) might surprise you.

TAI Hürkuş
April 21, 2022
TAI Hürkuş

The TAI Hürkuş (Free Bird) is a tandem two-seat, low-wing, single-engine, turboprop aircraft being developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) as a new basic trainer and ground attack aircraft for the Turkish Armed Forces.

Boeing Starliner
April 19, 2022
Boeing Starliner

Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner spacecraft is being developed in collaboration with NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Sikorsky–Boeing SB-1 Defiant 
April 17, 2022
Sikorsky–Boeing SB-1 Defiant 

DEFIANT X is the best solution for the Army’s mission today, and the only solution able to adapt to the threats of tomorrow.

What is a Recreational Flight?
April 15, 2022
What is a Recreational Flight?

Many people assume that a recreational flight is one that is not operated for a business or any form of compensation. But, that's not always the case.

Air Force’s next-gen fighter to get unique software system
April 11, 2022
Air Force’s next-gen fighter to get unique software system

“We can actually then change the mission systems and allow various vendors to compete, as long as they meet, form fit and function,” Air Force Gen. CQ Brown said.

Airbus Can Meet Production Targets Despite Russian Titanium Constraints
April 13, 2022
Airbus Can Meet Production Targets Despite Russian Titanium Constraints

Airbus’ plans to aggressively ramp up aircraft production are on track, despite new constraints on the global supply of Russian titanium, a critical metal for aerospace manufacturing.

Drones for Education
April 8, 2022
Drones for Education

Drones (and model aircraft) are great tools for use in education.

German Coalition Agrees on $166 Million Budget to Arm Drones
April 7, 2022
German Coalition Agrees on $166 Million Budget to Arm Drones

Lawmakers approve ministry requests, attach conditions and Drone decision part of a shift in policy on military spending

Project Portfolio Management
April 6, 2022
Project Portfolio Management

Project portfolio management is one of the most important management functions in today's enterprise.

Eurofighter Typhoon
April 5, 2022
Eurofighter Typhoon

The Eurofighter Typhoon is the world's most modern swing-role fighter.

What Is Program Management?
April 4, 2022
What Is Program Management?

Program management or program management is the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving an organization's performance.

Smart manufacturing
March 22, 2022
Smart manufacturing

Smart manufacturing is a broad category of manufacturing that employs computer-integrated manufacturing, high levels of adaptability and rapid design changes, digital information technology, and more flexible technical workforce training.

Instrument Landing System
April 2, 2022
Instrument Landing System

In aviation, the instrument landing system (ILS) is a radio navigation system that provides short-range guidance to aircraft to allow them to approach a runway at night or in bad weather.

Sukhoi Su-57
April 2, 2022
Sukhoi Su-57

The Sukhoi Su-57 is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth multirole fighter aircraft developed by Sukhoi.

A220-100
April 1, 2022
A220-100

As the smallest jetliner in Airbus’ commercial aircraft product line, the A220-100, was built from the ground up to serve the 100-135 seat market with unbeatable efficiency and comfort.

Light Work In The Cabin
April 1, 2022
Light Work In The Cabin

The two major aircraft families in the crossover narrowbody jets category – the Airbus A220 pairing and Embraer E-Jets E2 trio – have some of the latest interior developments on the market.

Aerosonde
March 30, 2022
Aerosonde

Textron Systems' Aerosonde SUAS offers superior reliability and multi-mission performance in its class.

Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS)
March 29, 2022
Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS)

BAE Systems’ proven, low-cost, low-risk ALQ-239 Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS) uses advanced technology to provide EW capabilities for new and legacy aircraft, with platform adaptability for future growth.

The FlightGlobal Pilot Survey 2022
March 28, 2022
The FlightGlobal Pilot Survey 2022

More than a third of commercial pilots are not flying for a living – and one in five remains unemployed – as the pandemic continues to take its toll on the profession.

What is a MEMS?
March 28, 2022
What is a MEMS?

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), also written as micro-electro-mechanical systems, and the related micro-mechatronics and microsystems constitute the technology of microscopic devices, particularly those with moving parts.

Embraer C-390 Millennium
March 28, 2022
Embraer C-390 Millennium

The Embraer C-390 Millennium is a medium-size, twin-engine, jet-powered military transport aircraft produced by the Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer.

What are the benefits of creating a conceptual design?
March 27, 2022
What are the benefits of creating a conceptual design?

Conceptual design is the first or a very early phase of the design process.

Certificated Remote Pilots including Commercial Operators
March 27, 2022
Certificated Remote Pilots including Commercial Operators

If you have a small drone that is less than 55 pounds, you can fly for work or business by following the Part 107 guidelines.

What is a stall?
March 25, 2022
What is a stall?

Put simply, a stall is a reduction of lift experienced by an aircraft. It occurs when the angle of attack of the wing is increased too much. This is known as the critical angle of attack and is typically around 15 degrees (but there are variations).

3D-printed Building in Dubai
March 24, 2022
3D-printed Building in Dubai

The Largest in the World 3D-printed Building Was Made in Dubai

Waterworld Planet
March 23, 2022
Waterworld Planet

Gliese 1214 b (often shortened to GJ 1214 b) is an exoplanet that orbits the star Gliese 1214 and was discovered in December 2009.

Satellite
March 23, 2022
Satellite

In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an object that has been intentionally placed into orbit. These objects are called artificial satellites to distinguish them from natural satellites such as Earth's Moon.

Boeing releases statement on China Eastern Airlines fatal crash
March 22, 2022
Boeing releases statement on China Eastern Airlines fatal crash

American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has released an official statement regarding China Eastern flight MU5735 which involved a B737-800 in a fatal crash in the Guangxi mountains.

What's the Order of the Planets in the Solar System?
March 22, 2022
What's the Order of the Planets in the Solar System?

Our Solar System has eight “official” planets which orbit the Sun. Here are the planets listed in order of their distance from the Sun.

Why big plans for 6th-generation fighter jets may not work out
March 21, 2022
Why big plans for 6th-generation fighter jets may not work out

Here is a quick rundown of the challenges a 6th-generation fighter will face.

What Is a Black Hole?
March 21, 2022
What Is a Black Hole?

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out.

How to Register Your Drone
March 20, 2022
How to Register Your Drone

Register your drone at FAA DroneZone either under part 107 or the Exception for Recreational Flyers.

FGM-148 Javelin Anti-Tank Missile
March 19, 2022
FGM-148 Javelin Anti-Tank Missile

Javelin, is a man-portable and platform-employed multi-purpose weapon system, providing capability to defeat a broad spectrum of close combat threats on the modern battlefield.

How many galaxies are there?
March 18, 2022
How many galaxies are there?

How have astronomers estimated the number of galaxies in the universe?

What is SONAR?
March 18, 2022
What is SONAR?

Sonar (sound navigation and ranging) is a technique that uses sound propagation to navigate, measure distances, communicate with or detect objects on or under the surface of the water, such as other vessels.

T129 Atak Helicopter
March 18, 2022
T129 Atak Helicopter

It is a twin-engine, tandem seat, multi-role, all-weather attack helicopter based on the Agusta A129 Mangusta platform. The T129 was developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) with partner AgustaWestland.

F-16 Fighting Falcon
March 16, 2022
F-16 Fighting Falcon

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack.

What is LIDAR?
March 17, 2022
What is LIDAR?

Lidar is a method for determining ranges by targeting an object with a laser and measuring the time for the reflected light to return to the receiver.

Poland wants to urgently buy U.S. Reaper drones
March 17, 2022
Poland wants to urgently buy U.S. Reaper drones

Poland wants to buy MQ-9 Reaper drones from the United States in the near future and is eyeing further procurements at a later date amid rising security concerns three weeks into a Russian invasion of its neighbor Ukraine.

TWO-LETTER STATE AND TERRITORY ABBREVIATIONS
March 16, 2022
TWO-LETTER STATE AND TERRITORY ABBREVIATIONS

This table includes two-letter state and territory abbreviations.

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
March 15, 2022
How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Climate change can be overwhelming. The science is complex, and when it comes to future impacts, there are still a lot of unknowns.

MIYSIS DIRCM
March 15, 2022
MIYSIS DIRCM

The Miysis DIRCM (Directed Infrared Countermeasure) System provides dependable, persistent protection from IR-guided missiles, including advanced, all-aspect Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) missiles.

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000
March 15, 2022
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000

The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 is a high-bypass turbofan engine produced by Rolls-Royce plc, one of the two engine options for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, competing with the General Electric GEnx.

Boeing Lands Huge Airplane Order From Qatar Airways
February 1, 2022
Boeing Lands Huge Airplane Order From Qatar Airways

Boeing says it has landed a huge new order for planes from Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways

UAE Buys South Korean Missiles in $3.5 Billion Deal
January 28, 2022
UAE Buys South Korean Missiles in $3.5 Billion Deal

South Korea has signed a preliminary deal with the UAE to sell Seoul's mid-range surface-to-air missiles to the Gulf nation

SpaceX Awarded $102 mn Contract to transport military cargo via rocket
January 27, 2022
SpaceX Awarded $102 mn Contract to transport military cargo via rocket

The US Air Force has awarded SpaceX a $102 million five-year contract to demonstrate technologies and capabilities to transport military cargo and humanitarian aid around the world on a heavy rocket.

UAE Bans Flying of Recreational Drones After Fatal Attack
January 26, 2022
UAE Bans Flying of Recreational Drones After Fatal Attack

The United Arab Emirates has banned the flying of drones in the country for recreation after Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed a fatal drone attack on an oil facility and major airport in the country.

Robust Optical Clock Network (ROCkN) program
January 27, 2022
Robust Optical Clock Network (ROCkN) program

An atomic clock is a clock that measures time by monitoring the frequency of radiation of atoms. It is based on atoms having different energy levels.

Philippine Army to Receive 20 Israeli Light Tanks, Personnel Carriers
January 25, 2022
Philippine Army to Receive 20 Israeli Light Tanks, Personnel Carriers

The Philippine military has announced that it is receiving Sabrah Ascod light tanks and Pandur II armored personnel carriers (APCs) from Israel this month in an ongoing modernization program.

FAA to change how some planes land in a bid to reduce emissions.
January 25, 2022
FAA to change how some planes land in a bid to reduce emissions.

The move is part of the FAA’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

Saab Receives Further Order on Heavyweight Torpedo System
January 15, 2022
Saab Receives Further Order on Heavyweight Torpedo System

Deliveries under the contract are expected to take place by the end of 2023.

Pilot and Controller Terms
March 14, 2022
Pilot and Controller Terms

Here you will find the most common pilot terms.

Full Moon 2022 calendar: The next full moon date
March 14, 2022
Full Moon 2022 calendar: The next full moon date

Here are the dates for the full moons in 2022.

FA-50 Light Combat Aircraft
March 14, 2022
FA-50 Light Combat Aircraft

Featuring a fighter jet-class flight performance, the FA-50 aircraft has been deployed and operated in the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) since 2013.

Air Force announces Spark Tank 2022 semifinalists
January 24, 2022
Air Force announces Spark Tank 2022 semifinalists

A panel of nearly 30 subject matter experts from across the Department of the Air Force met Nov. 16, 2021 at the BRIC Center in Arlington and via a virtual teleconferencing platform to conduct the Spark Tank 2022 quarterfinals.

Hellenic Air Force Rafale fighters
January 23, 2022
Hellenic Air Force Rafale fighters

Six Rafale of the Hellenic Air Force are being ferried to Greece from the Istres site on 19 January 2022. The Greek Prime Minister celebrates their arrival during a ceremony at Tanagra Air Base in the presence of Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault.

Air Traffic Plans and Publications: Pilot/Controller Glossary
January 23, 2022
Air Traffic Plans and Publications: Pilot/Controller Glossary

This Glossary was compiled to promote a common understanding of the terms used in the Air Traffic Control system. It includes those terms which are intended for pilot/controller communications.

Boeing Orbital Flight Test 2
January 4, 2022
Boeing Orbital Flight Test 2

Boeing plans to launch its Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station in May 2022.

The future of Naval Aviation
December 27, 2021
The future of Naval Aviation

The aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush has spent the past two weeks showing off the future of naval aviation, hosting the U.S. Navy’s first MQ-25A Stingray unmanned tanker for an at-sea demonstration.

The British Airways and Qatar Airways extend their joint business
December 27, 2021
The British Airways and Qatar Airways extend their joint business

British Airways and Qatar Airways propose to expand the partnership and give their passengers greater access between Europe and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and Africa.

Indonesia abandons Sukhoi Su-35 acquisition plans, Rafale and F-15 remain
December 25, 2021
Indonesia abandons Sukhoi Su-35 acquisition plans, Rafale and F-15 remain

The Indonesian government announced that it has removed the Sukhoi Su-35 from the competition to secure the country’s new heavy or medium fighter jet.

AT4 Family
March 13, 2022
AT4 Family

The AT4 is a Swedish 84 mm (3.31 in) unguided, man-portable, single-shot, disposable, recoilless smoothbore anti-tank weapon built by Saab Bofors Dynamics (previously Bofors Anti-Armour Systems).

Is Saab Still Making Cars?
March 13, 2022
Is Saab Still Making Cars?

SAAB Automobile initially went bankrupt in 2011 and, after a brief period under another company, stopped producing cars under the Saab name in 2014. Therefore, no, Saab is no longer making cars.

Royal Netherlands Air Force Declares F-35 IOC
January 22, 2022
Royal Netherlands Air Force Declares F-35 IOC

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence and Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have officially declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for their F-35A fleet.

What Is the Metaverse? The next chapter for the internet.
January 21, 2022
What Is the Metaverse? The next chapter for the internet.

The metaverse has been a hot topic of conversation recently, with Facebook and Microsoft both staking claims. But what is the metaverse? And when will it get here?

5G phones: How serious is the threat to US flights?
January 21, 2022
5G phones: How serious is the threat to US flights?

5G is the next generation of mobile internet connections. It lets people download and upload data much more quickly, and allows more devices to access the mobile internet at the same time.

Raytheon progresses AN/SPY-6 fixed phase radar efforts
January 20, 2022
Raytheon progresses AN/SPY-6 fixed phase radar efforts

The first AN/SPY-6(V)3 fixed-phase Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) is expected to be delivered in the second quarter for installation aboard the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy. (Michael Fabi)

Newly Declassified Video Shows U.S. Killing of 10 Civilians in Drone Strike
January 20, 2022
Newly Declassified Video Shows U.S. Killing of 10 Civilians in Drone Strike

The New York Times obtained footage of the botched strike in Kabul, whose victims included seven children, through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

FLYING MOTORCYCLES $385,000
November 20, 2021
FLYING MOTORCYCLES $385,000

Advances in batteries and smart technologies are leading to safer, more planet-friendly mobility devices

Gulfstream Large Jet Portfolio Gets Bigger, Longer with G400, G800
October 19, 2021
Gulfstream Large Jet Portfolio Gets Bigger, Longer with G400, G800

Gulfstream Aerospace has unveiled a pair of new twinjets—the G400 and G800.

FALCON 10X - 7,500 nm (13,900 km) range and maximum speed of Mach .925
March 12, 2022
FALCON 10X - 7,500 nm (13,900 km) range and maximum speed of Mach .925

The Dassault Falcon 10X is a large, long-range business jet under development by Dassault Aviation in France.

CFM56 - 18,500 to 33,000 lb of thrust
March 12, 2022
CFM56 - 18,500 to 33,000 lb of thrust

The reliability and endurance of the CFM56 are just as appreciated in military applications. For example, the U.S. Air Force is CFM's leading customer, deploying more than 2,500 CFM56 engines.

A Next Generation National Information Operations Strategy and Architecture
January 6, 2022
A Next Generation National Information Operations Strategy and Architecture

This research paper conducts a deep dive into sources and includes interviews of senior information operations professionals to broadly identify strategic gaps in capability that continue to plague America’s information operations.

3 former SpaceX engineers launched a robotic restaurant that can churn out a pizza every 45 seconds
January 5, 2022
3 former SpaceX engineers launched a robotic restaurant that can churn out a pizza every 45 seconds

A robotic restaurant, Stellar Pizza that can churn out a pizza every 45 seconds, is opening in spring next year in Los Angeles.

Northrop's (NOC) Unit Wins $1.4B Deal to Manufacture IBCS
January 3, 2022
Northrop's (NOC) Unit Wins $1.4B Deal to Manufacture IBCS

Northrop Grumman Corp.’s NOC business unit, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., recently secured a hybrid contract for low-rate initial production and full-rate production of the Integrated Battle Command System (“IBCS”).

United Kingdom Details Plans To Build Future Fighter Jet Engine With Japan
January 2, 2022
United Kingdom Details Plans To Build Future Fighter Jet Engine With Japan

The United Kingdom and Japan have announced plans to jointly develop a prototype fighter jet engine as they both pursue programs focused on fielding new-generation fighter jets, under the Tempest and F-X programs.

German–Norwegian relations in security and defence: What kind of partnership?
January 2, 2022
German–Norwegian relations in security and defence: What kind of partnership?

The article contributes to the debate on European defence cooperation and integration by analysing the German–Norwegian security and defence partnership.

61 interesting and incredibly futuristic weapons and modern fighting vehicles
January 1, 2022
61 interesting and incredibly futuristic weapons and modern fighting vehicles

Warfare has always lead to the biggest leaps forward in technology, which each Country constantly striving to have the most advanced and capable armaments to protect their interests at home and abroad.

FIVE WAYS COMMERCIAL DRONES ARE CHANGING OUR LIVES
January 1, 2022
FIVE WAYS COMMERCIAL DRONES ARE CHANGING OUR LIVES

From home security to food delivery, drones are revolutionizing the commercial sector as they find their way into more aspects of everyday life. Let's discover five ways drones are changing our lives.

CIA Robo-Bug: Why US Never Used Its Super Micro Drone That Flew Like A Dragonfly To Track Enemies
December 30, 2021
CIA Robo-Bug: Why US Never Used Its Super Micro Drone That Flew Like A Dragonfly To Track Enemies

Long before micro surveillance drones came on the scene, the US intelligence agency CIA developed a mechanical device to spy on unsuspecting targets.

Best drone photos ever: Stunning images taken from the sky
December 30, 2021
Best drone photos ever: Stunning images taken from the sky

Best drone photos ever: Stunning images taken from the sky

DARPA Selects Performers to Build, Test Manta Ray Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
December 29, 2021
DARPA Selects Performers to Build, Test Manta Ray Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

Two industry teams are pursing unique approaches to long endurance undersea missions

Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems in ForceSHIELD
November 21, 2021
Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems in ForceSHIELD

UAVS are becoming a threat everywhere for security and military users. ForceSHIELD is Thales' solution to counter traditional and new air threats.

Oshkosh L-ATV
March 11, 2022
Oshkosh L-ATV

The Oshkosh L-ATV (Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle) is a light utility/combat multi-role vehicle that won the US military's Army-led Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.

Oshkosh M-ATV
March 11, 2022
Oshkosh M-ATV

The Oshkosh Defense MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Family of Vehicles features an array of vehicle configurations for a wide range of mission requirements, force structures, and threats.

Micro Drone
March 4, 2022
Micro Drone

A micro drone is a drone that’s smaller than a nano drone but still small enough to fly indoors and outdoors.

NASA Invites Media to Launch of New Mega-Moon Rocket and Spacecraft
January 19, 2022
NASA Invites Media to Launch of New Mega-Moon Rocket and Spacecraft

Media accreditation is now open for launch and prelaunch activities related to NASA’s Artemis I mission, the first mission in exploration systems built for crew that will travel around the Moon since Apollo.

Global Unmanned Underwater Vehicles for Defense and Security:Market and Technology Forecast to 2030
January 18, 2022
Global Unmanned Underwater Vehicles for Defense and Security:Market and Technology Forecast to 2030

DUBLIN, January 13, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) for Defense and Security - Market and Technology Forecast to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Google Analytics
January 19, 2022
Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a cloud-based analytics tool that measures and reports website traffic. It is the most widely used web analytics service on the Internet.

Safran, a jet manufacturer, intends to hire 12,000 people in 2022 as air traffic recovers
January 17, 2022
Safran, a jet manufacturer, intends to hire 12,000 people in 2022 as air traffic recovers

Safran (PA: SAF) believes the worst of the aviation crisis caused by COVID-19 has passed and plans to hire 12,000 people globally this year to rebuild capacity, according to the company’s chief executive, who spoke to a French newspaper.

Collins Aerospace electric power generation system for B-52 was selected by Boeing.
January 14, 2022
Collins Aerospace electric power generation system for B-52 was selected by Boeing.

The B-52 bomber will fly into the 2050s and Boeing has selected Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) company, to upgrade the aircraft with a new electric power generation system.

Serial production decision for HURJET
January 13, 2022
Serial production decision for HURJET

The first stage mass production decision was taken for HURJET.

Embraer’s Eve to Merge with Zanite SPAC
January 12, 2022
Embraer’s Eve to Merge with Zanite SPAC

Embraer-backed Eve will be publicly traded through a New York Stock Exchange listing after completing a merger with Zanite Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition corporation or SPAC.

KAI awarded contract to deliver four Baekdu-II ISR aircraft systems to the RoKAF
January 11, 2022
KAI awarded contract to deliver four Baekdu-II ISR aircraft systems to the RoKAF

The South Korean government has awarded Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) an 877.5 billion South Korean won ($747 million) contract to develop new reconnaissance aircraft for the air force.

The largest, most complex telescope ever launched into space is fully deployed.
January 9, 2022
The largest, most complex telescope ever launched into space is fully deployed.

Webb will be the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide.

Galileo Discovers 3 Moons of Jupiter
January 8, 2022
Galileo Discovers 3 Moons of Jupiter

The planet Jupiter’s four largest moons, or satellites, are called the Galilean moons, after Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, who observed them in 1610.

North Korea tests another new hypersonic weapon
January 6, 2022
North Korea tests another new hypersonic weapon

North Korea successfully tested a hypersonic missile on Wednesday, its first major weapons test this year

European Commision Funding and tenders
January 6, 2022
European Commision Funding and tenders

Funding & tender opportunities: Forthcoming (225) and Open for submission (805)

TAI National Combat Aircraft Engineering Center
January 5, 2022
TAI National Combat Aircraft Engineering Center

While a tight schedule is being prepared for the fifth generation national warplane, an important step will be taken tomorrow.

Russia's TOS-1 MLRS
December 29, 2021
Russia's TOS-1 MLRS

TOS-1Heavy Flamethrower System

NASA to Secure Additional Commercial Crew Transportation (to award SpaceX)
December 15, 2021
NASA to Secure Additional Commercial Crew Transportation (to award SpaceX)

SpaceX has been awarded three more commercial crew flights to the International Space Station (ISS) by NASA.

Risk analysis and management a vital key to effective project management
December 9, 2021
Risk analysis and management a vital key to effective project management

Risk Analysis and Management is a key project management practice to ensure that the least number of surprises occur while your project is underway.

UAE signs 80 Rafale fighter jets deal with France.
December 6, 2021
UAE signs 80 Rafale fighter jets deal with France.

France announced the signing Friday of a 16 billion-euro armaments contract for the sale of 80 of its upgraded Rafale warplanes to the United Arab Emirates.

Turkey plans to jointly manufacture 'Hurjet' with Malaysia
December 6, 2021
Turkey plans to jointly manufacture 'Hurjet' with Malaysia

Turkey plans to jointly manufacture the country's home-made Light combat-trainer jet, "Hurjet", with Malaysia should the tender process be successful, said the President of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Prof Temel Kotil.

NASA TV to Air IXPE Prelaunch Activities, Launch
December 1, 2021
NASA TV to Air IXPE Prelaunch Activities, Launch

NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission is the first satellite dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays from a variety of cosmic sources, such as black holes and neutron stars.

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H225M in naval combat configuration to the Brazilian Navy
December 1, 2021
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H225M in naval combat configuration to the Brazilian Navy

Stationed at the naval base in São Pedro d'Aldeia, the aircraft will boost the Brazilian Navy’s mission capabilities including anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance.

SOM Standoff (Cruise) Missile
December 1, 2021
SOM Standoff (Cruise) Missile

The SOM is a next-generation autonomous, stealth, high precision cruise missile developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE, Defence Research and Development Institute of Turkey.

Zircon hypersonic missile hit target in second test
November 29, 2021
Zircon hypersonic missile hit target in second test

The missile was fired from the Admiral Gorshkov warship in the White Sea and hit a naval target more than 400 km (250 miles) away, the defense ministry said, in its second test in a fortnight.

FAA publishes first concept of operations for urban air mobility
November 28, 2021
FAA publishes first concept of operations for urban air mobility

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to scale up urban air mobility (UAM) operations through the use of defined “UAM corridors” in which aircraft will operate without direct involvement from air traffic control (ATC).

Saab has commenced the Gripen E serial delivery phase for the Brazilian Air Force
November 27, 2021
Saab has commenced the Gripen E serial delivery phase for the Brazilian Air Force

The start of the serial delivery phase with four aircrafts for the Brazilian Air Force.

ANKA-MEDIUM ALTITUDE LONG ENDURANCE (MALE)
November 25, 2021
ANKA-MEDIUM ALTITUDE LONG ENDURANCE (MALE)

The TAI Anka is a family of unmanned aerial vehicles developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries primarily for the Turkish Air Force.

Lockheed wins $10.9B contract to modernize F-22
November 18, 2021
Lockheed wins $10.9B contract to modernize F-22

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is an American single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force (USAF).

Conceptual Design
November 13, 2021
Conceptual Design

Conceptual design is where industrial design starts. It’s when we at Nonfiction start thinking about ideas of how to use a technology, how to use a product, and how to revolutionize an industry.

DARPA’S Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) Achieves Successful Flight
November 9, 2021
DARPA’S Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) Achieves Successful Flight

DARPA, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, completed a free flight test of its Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) last week.

Air Taxis Are Safe—According to the Manufacturers
October 29, 2021
Air Taxis Are Safe—According to the Manufacturers

ELECTRIC VERTICAL TAKE-OFF and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for urban commuting are currently under development by more than a dozen different companies.

5 Digital Marketing Trends You Need to Know For 2022
October 25, 2021
5 Digital Marketing Trends You Need to Know For 2022

The digital marketing landscape changes every year, and some years are more notable trends than others.

Airbus Helicopters H135
October 14, 2021
Airbus Helicopters H135

The Eurocopter EC135 (now Airbus Helicopters H135) is a twin-engine civil light utility helicopter produced by Airbus Helicopters (formerly known as Eurocopter).

India formalises acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft
October 9, 2021
India formalises acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft

Programme to kick-start first-ever private aircraft manufacturing in India; will contribute significantly to developing the country’s military industrial ecosystem.

Airline industry is expected to cut losses in 2022 by 78% to $12 billion in slow pandemic recovery
October 5, 2021
Airline industry is expected to cut losses in 2022 by 78% to $12 billion in slow pandemic recovery

Global airlines will continue to lose money in 2022, but that amount will drop nearly 78% to $12 billion, IATA forecasts. The industry group says a “path to recovery is coming into view” for the industry.

What is GNSS?
September 14, 2021
What is GNSS?

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) refers to a constellation of satellites providing signals from space that transmit positioning and timing data to GNSS receivers.