Early Ships and Seafaring, Water Transport Beyond Europe

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The author has followed his popular and important “European Water Transport” with a book to complete the picture by reviewing water transport beyond Europe. The level of detail and research is first rate with many illustrations. The work is most interesting in charting ancient craft that navigated the open seas successfully and those that provided secure transport on inland waters – Highly Recommended.


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Fallen Eagles, Airmen Who Survived the Great War Only to Die in Peacetime

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Ninety three pilots have been profiled in an unusual and effective book. Extensively researched and illustrated, this is a very efficient review of pilots who survived against all the odds during the Great War, only to be killed during the peace that followed – Highly Recommended.


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Hughes Maintains Position as #1 Global VSAT Provider in Latest COMSYS Report

Top Industry Research Organization Cites Leading Technology Innovations and Proven Reliability  Germantown, Md., USA, May 9, 2017Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), was again confirmed as the leading global provider in both enterprise and consumer sectors of the Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite communications industry by London-based COMSYS, one of the industry’s leading research organizations. This continues a legacy that dates back more than 30 years since Hughes invented and deployed the first commercial satellite network in the mid-80s.

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NASA TV Coverage Set for 200th Spacewalk at International Space Station

May 09, 2017
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NASA TV Coverage Set for 200th Spacewalk at International Space Station

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson holds the record for most spacewalks conducted by a female astronaut.
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is seen during a Jan. 6, 2017, spacewalk during Expedition 50 aboard the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer will perform a landmark 200th spacewalk at the International Space Station Friday, May 12. Live coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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Fourth Cessna Citation Longitude propels program toward certification

 

WICHITA, Kan. (May 9, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, added its fourth super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude to the flight-test fleet, propelling the program toward anticipated Federal Aviation Administration type certification later this year. The aircraft, which is outfitted with a fully configured interior, will be used to evaluate the fit and finish of the interior, as well as the environmental control system, pressurization and cabin technologies.

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AeroVironment, Developer of the Nano Hummingbird, Unveils Snipe™, A New, Stealthy Nano Quadrotor UAS

 

  • Launched from the palm of a hand, Snipe is worn on operators’ clothing so it can spring into action immediately – first 20 systems delivered in April
  • Difficult to detect, Snipe provides close-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Simple to use and requires no assembly; operates in challenging and rugged environmental conditions
  • Builds on breakthrough robotic Nano Hummingbird developed by AeroVironment for DARPA

DALLAS, at AUVSI XPONENTIAL, May 9, 2017 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today officially unveiled the new Snipe Nano Quad, a miniature (“Class 0”) and field-rugged unmanned aircraft system designed to support close-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.  The first U.S. government customer delivery of 20 Snipe systems took place in April.

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Boeing Demonstrates Airborne Networking System

Major Ric Turner, F-15 Strike Eagle Pilot with the 40th Flight Test Squadron, Eglin AFB, FL
flew a test mission with the Talon HATE Pod, MSN 0022, JON AHZB0129 on an F-15 Strike
Eagle on October 01, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Brandi Hansen)
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Mr. Kevin Gaddie
96th Test Wing
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Pilots gain secure, integrated communications capabilities; tests validate information sharing between F-22 and F-15C aircraft

ARLINGTON, Va., May 8, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Air Force recently demonstrated that multiple aircraft and ground stations can efficiently and securely communicate using the Boeing-developed Talon HATE airborne networking system.

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Canadian First World War soldier found in France and identified

Private Reginald Joseph Winfield Johnston

May 8, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have identified the remains of a First World War soldier found near the village of Vendin-le-Vieil, France, as those of Private Reginald Joseph Winfield Johnston of Fairford, Manitoba. Private Johnston was a member of the 16th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, a unit perpetuated by The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) of Victoria, B.C.

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