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    • Special review: Israel’s largest defense technology display at Eurosatory 2014 Aug 19, 2014 Israel’s participation at the Eurosatory defense exhibition this year was the largest ever. This review covers many of the highlights displayed at the Israel national pavilion organized by SIBAT, Israel’s defense export directorate. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • A miniature drone made of styrofoam help protects airbases in Afghanistan Aug 18, 2014 The US Air Force has been testing the Skate, a small, miniature drone made of styrofoam that has demonstrated the ability to autonomously and quietly conduct surveillance missions in urban areas, or in areas with dense obstacles, providing constant monitoring and surveillance for security and force protection Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • US Navy demonstrates carrier-based manned-unmanned cooperation Aug 18, 2014 The first series of manned/unmanned operations on board USS Theodore Roosevelt began when the ship launched an F/A-18 and an X-47B. After an eight-minute flight, the X-47B executed an arrested landing, folded its wings and taxied out of the landing area. The deck-based operator used newly developed deck handling control to manually move the aircraft out of the way of other aircraft, allowing the F/A-18 to touch down close behind the X-47B’s recovery Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • US Army, Lockheed Martin Test Collaborative Robotics at Ft Benning Aug 18, 2014 successfully conducted a fully autonomous resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance and target-acquisition demonstration a ground robotic vehicle operating remotely controlled surveillance system and an unmanned helicopter. The ‘Extend the Reach of the Warfighter through Robotics’ (ERWR) demonstration that took place at Ft Benning GA on August 7 joined two systems produced by Lockheed Martin – the Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) acting as the ground segment and the K-MAX unmanned air vehicle providing the aerial segment. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Two Lancaster Bombers fly together for first time in 50 years Aug 13, 2014 At RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire two Lancaster Bombers took to the skies today for the first formation flight of this aircraft type since the 1960s. The Lancaster “Thumper”, which is part of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been joined by the Canadian Lancaster “Vera” from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Ontario. The two Lancasters will visit some 60 air shows and public events across the UK over the next 5 weeks and today’s flying was in rehearsal for tomorrow’s first public engagement at the Bournemouth Air Show this weekend. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • US Navy to test powerful, mobile laser weapon against drones Aug 13, 2014 A compact yet powerful laser weapon developed by Raytheon will soon be integrated on a HMMWV, to demonstrate its ability to defeat enemy drones, as part of the enhancement of current US Marine Corps ground-based air-defense capabilities. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Valor and Defiant to race for future Army $100 Bn helicopter replacement program Aug 12, 2014 The US Army has selected Bell Helicopters and a team formed by Sikorsky Aircraft and Boeing as the two contractors to design and build future helicopters under the service Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator JMR-TD). Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Global Hotspots Report – 8/2014 Aug 12, 2014 AQAP militants execute 14 soldiers in Hadarmout, amid sectarian fighting in Yeme | Overloaded Iraqi Mi-17 crash on a rescue mission to Sinjar | West provide air support, sending arms, advisors to assist Iraqi Kurds | ISIL regain grip of Deir el-Zor rural area in East Syria | US conducts air strikes against ISIL near Erbil | White House authorise humanitarian support to Iraqi minorities, air strikes targeting ISIS | US missile cruiser enroute to the Black Sea | 40,000 stranded on Sinjar mountain under ISIS death threats | France to speed up arms for Lebanon | Pakistan air strikes hit militants in Datta-khel, North Waziristan | US general killed by Afghan ‘insider attack’ | Egypt, Algeria align against Libyan extremists | 32 Strike Tunnels Destroyed in Gaza | Lebanon: ISIS Takes the town of Ersal | AQAP jihadists kill 9 Yemeni soldiers | Two Terror attacks rock Jerusalem | Iraqi Air Force to assist Kurds fighting ISIS | 23 Syrians killed by barrel bombs in Idlib Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • OWL ammo will be all tracers but invisible to the enemy Aug 6, 2014 Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a tracer round that will be visible to the shooter in daylight and night time but would remain invisible to the enemy at night. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Better helmets, headgear improve blast protection, reduce facial injury Aug 3, 2014 The U.S. Army is looking at helmet prototypes with optional parts to protect the face and jaw from various threats, including blast waves. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket

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