Successful Launch, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 4


October 10, 2017 (JST)

Successful Launch, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 Encapsulating 
MICHIBIKI No. 4

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched 
H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 (H-IIA F36) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI 
No. 4, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; at 7:01:37 a.m., 2017 (JST) 
from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center. 
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Agamemnon: the Darch Model

Agamemnon: the Darch Model

by BigJules

 

Devon-based Malcolm Darch has just completed a magnificent 1:64 scale model of HMS Agamemnon. His 57th commission, she was built for a private collector in the UK and just before she was shipped to her new home Kathy and I were honoured to be invited to a private viewing. I have had the privilege of seeing many fine ship models over the years but I have to say this one of Agamemnon is up there at the top, quite exquisite in appearance and the attention to the tiniest detail truly incredible. She’s a work of art in every sense, a unique homage to the beauty of the fighting ship under sail.

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U.S. Navy Awards AeroVironment $2.5 Million Contract for Continuation and Expansion of Blackwing UAS Program

  • Order including multiple Blackwing™ vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits to be delivered by November 2018
  • Blackwing delivering valuable new capabilities to naval undersea warfare since first deployed last year

 

 

WASHINGTON at Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 9, 2017 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced the receipt of a contract award from the United States Navy on September 29, 2017 for continuation and expansion of its Blackwing™ small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) program. The contract includes orders for multiple Blackwing vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits for a total value of $2,578,822. The initial set of vehicles are anticipated for delivery by May 2018, and final delivery anticipated by November  2018.

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AeroVironment Upgrading Family of Small UAS; Puma 3 and Raven 3 to Be Unveiled at AUSA Global Force Symposium Next Spring

  • Puma 3 structural enhancements increase durability, enable concurrent operation of electro-optical (EO)/Infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF) payloads
  • Upgraded avionics modules to provide expanded navigation capabilities in both aircraft
  • Digital Data Link (DDL) security enhancements to support operation in challenging electronic warfare (EW) and cyber environments, in addition to current M1/M2/M5 frequencies

 

 

WASHINGTON at Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 9, 2017 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced that its Puma™ AE and Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems, the most widely deployed UAVs in the United States Department of Defense fleet, are being enhanced with new upgrades. The new aircraft, Puma 3 and Raven 3, will be unveiled at the AUSA Global Force Symposium in March 2018.

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Moller International/Freedom Motors October 2017 Newsletter

Moller International is working with a number of developers of the various hybrid components required for its Skycars®.  These include batteries from A123 Battery Systems in Taiwan and Turnigy Power Systems in China, as well as electric motors from Yasa Motors in Great Britain and Emrax Motors in Slovenia. Surprisingly no US company produces these required hybrid components.

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Laser vs. Missile: Lockheed Martin Developing Technology to Intercept Missile Threats with Directed Energy

Company Reducing Risk on Laser Beam Control Concept Demonstrator Designed to Fly on an Airborne Platform and Destroy Missiles during the Boost Phase

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a nine-month, $9.4 million contract to develop a Low Power Laser Demonstrator (LPLD) missile interceptor concept, the agency announced Oct. 5.

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