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Unmanned aerial vehicle

Unmanned aerial vehicle
A group photo of aerial demonstrators at the 2005 Naval Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Air Demo. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Its flight is controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. The typical launch and recovery method of an unmanned aircraft is by the function of an automatic system or an external operator on the ground.[1] Historically, UAVs were simple remotely piloted aircraft, but autonomous control is increasingly being employed.[2][not in citation given] They are usually deployed for military and special operation applications, but also used in a small but growing number of civil applications, such as policing and firefighting, and nonmilitary security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. History[edit] The birth of U.S. FAA designation [edit] In the United States, shortly after,[when?] Classification[edit] U.S.

Electric Airplanes Will Change The Future Each year, over 3 billion people travel on airplanes. Worldwide, airplanes produced 689 million tonnes of CO2 in 2012. These numbers are expected to grow higher in the future. According to the Air Transport Action Group, the global aviation industry produces around 2% of all human-induced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. However, why settle for 2% when we could develop fully electric airplanes and cut aviation C02 emissions to zero? Worldwide, flights produced 689 million tonnes of CO2 in 2012. Electric Airplanes Will Change The FutureBy 2050, we could see over 1300 new international airports and a doubling of commercial flights worldwide. Airbus Group plans to further develop the E-Fan technology demonstrator and to produce and market two versions of the aircraft by a subsidiary named VoltAir. According to the AIRBUS website:“The successful first public flight of the electric E-Fan experimental aircraft was the highlight of Airbus Group’s E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux, France.

Tomahawk (missile) The Tomahawk missile family consists of a number of subsonic, jet engine-powered missiles designed to attack a variety of surface targets. Although a number of launch platforms have been deployed or envisaged, only sea (both surface ship and submarine) launched variants are currently in service. Tomahawk has a modular design, allowing a wide variety of warhead, guidance, and range capabilities. There have been several variants of the BGM-109 Tomahawk employing various types of warheads. Ground Launch Cruise Missiles (GLCM) and their truck-like launch vehicles were employed at bases in Europe; it was withdrawn from service to comply with the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. A major improvement to the Tomahawk is network-centric warfare-capabilities, using data from multiple sensors (aircraft, UAVs, satellites, foot soldiers, tanks, ships) to find its target. In February 2014, the U.S. Several versions of control systems have been used, including: Tomahawk operators

Spike S-512 The Spike S-512 is a projected supersonic business jet, designed by Spike Aerospace, an American aerospace firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.[2] If produced, it would allow long flights for business and private travelers, such as from New York City to London, to take only three to four hours instead of six to seven.[1][3] The company plans to promote the project with an exhibit at the 2014 EAA Airventure airshow.[4] The aircraft will not have windows for the passengers, instead it will be lined with tiny cameras sending footage to thin, curved displays lining the interior walls of the fuselage.[5] Spike expects to launch the plane by December 2018.[5] Specifications[edit] Spike claims the jet will have a cruise speed of Mach 1.4-1.6.[1][3] General characteristics Capacity: 18 passengers[5]Length: 131 ft ()Wingspan: 60 ft ()Height: ()Wing area: 1125 m² ()Empty weight: 38000 lbs ()Loaded weight: 44000 lbs ()Max. takeoff weight: 84000 lbs ()Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney JT8D turbofan

AGM-88 HARM The AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) is a tactical, air-to-surface missile designed to home in on electronic transmissions coming from surface-to-air radar systems. It was originally developed by Texas Instruments as a replacement for the AGM-45 Shrike and AGM-78 Standard ARM system. Production was later taken over by Raytheon Corporation when it purchased the defense production business of Texas Instruments. Description[edit] The AGM-88 can detect, attack and destroy a radar antenna or transmitter with minimal aircrew input. History[edit] Deployment[edit] During the Gulf War, the HARM was involved in a friendly fire incident when the pilot of an F-4G Wild Weasel escorting a B-52 bomber mistook the latter's tail gun radar for an Iraqi AAA site. In 2013 President Obama offered the AGM-88 to Israel for the first time.[7] AGM-88E AARGM[edit] It will be initially integrated onto the FA-18C/D, FA-18E/F, EA-18G, and Tornado ECR aircraft and later on the F-35.[9] Operators[edit] Notes

HyperMach ADM-141 TALD IMI TALD and IMI ITALD. F-14 launching a TALD. The ADM-141A/B TALD was an American decoy missile originally built by Brunswick Corporation for the USAF and the Israeli Air Force. The Tactical Air Launched Decoy (TALD) was intended to confuse and saturate enemy air defenses, as part of an overall SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) strategy thus allowing attacking aircraft and weapons a higher probability of penetrating to the target. History[edit] In the 1970s, the Brunswick Corp. developed several unpowered radar decoys including the Samson, which was produced for the Israeli Air Force by Israel Military Industries (IMI) in the early 1980s. The TALD was an expendable glide vehicle with a square fuselage, flip-out wings, and three tail control surfaces. Variants[edit] The TALD was built in different versions. ADM-141A[edit] The ADM-141A has a passive and active radar enhancers. ADM-141B[edit] ADM-141C[edit] Operations[edit] The major user of the ADM-141 is the F/A-18 Hornet. See also[edit]

Aerion® Corporation | A faster future. BQM-74E Chukar III Northrop Grumman Image Northrop Grumman's BQM-74E is a recoverable, remote controlled, subsonic aerial target in service with the U.S. Navy. The vehicle serves as a high fidelity Anti-Ship Cruise Missile (ASCM) surrogate for air defense systems. Various versions of the drone have been employed by the Navy since the 1960s. The aircraft is piloted with the System for Naval Target Control (SNTC) at a range of up to 200 nautical miles line of sight. The drone's payloads may include passive and active radar augmentation, infrared flares, electronic countermeasures, seeker simulators, scoring, IFF, and dual wing tip-mounted tow bodies. On 6 January 2013, a BQM-74E was found floating near Masbate, Philippines by a fisherman. Malfunctioning BQM-74 Hits Guided Missile Cruiser 17 November 2013 - A malfunctioning BQM-74 target drone impacted USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62) yesterday afternoon during combat systems testing off Point Mugu, California.

Flying car As part of AeroMobil’s team Martin is responsible for company’s strategy in the areas financing, market entry, and regulatory affairs. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and public policy leader. He is the founder and former executive chairman of Neulogy, the first major advisory and investment boutique in Central and Eastern Europe focusing on R&D, technology transfer and technology start-ups. Currently he serves as CEO of his latest tech start-up, Nubi. Nubi is a crowdsourced, collaborative platform harnessing the global resources for hardware and manufacturing. In addition, he still advises and sits on board of several highly innovative technology companies from Central Europe. Previously, Martin was a Senior Director and Head of Europe at the World Economic Forum. Martin sees that AeroMobil can and will be a lot more than just a combination of a cool sports car and a fun, small aircraft. More ›

Northrop BQM-74 Chukar The BQM-74 Chukar is a series of aerial target drones produced by Northrop. The Chukar has gone through three major revisions, including the initial MQM-74A Chukar I, the MQM-74C Chukar II, and the BQM-74C Chukar III. They are recoverable, remote controlled, subsonic aerial target, capable of speeds up to Mach 0.86 and altitudes from 30 to 40,000 ft (10 to 12,000 m). Description[edit] The BQM-74E is propelled during flight by a single Williams J400 (J400-WR-404) turbojet engine, which produces a maximum thrust of 240 pounds force (1068 N) at sea level. The BQM-74 is launched from a zero length ground launcher utilizing dual Jet Assisted Takeoff (JATO) bottles. Drones are capable of being recovered following a training exercise. Development[edit] MQM-74A Chukar I[edit] The Chukar series began in the early 1960s with a US Navy requirement for a new target drone. A U.S. XBQM-108[edit] MQM-74C Chukar II[edit] MQM-74C Chukar II floating and being recovered. BQM-74C Chukar III[edit] Performance Notes

NY already using aerial drones — just for fun We’re in the drone zone. The nation is flipping out over the future of unmanned aerial vehicles — but they’ve already taken off in New York. The aerial robots have soared across the public library, MTV broadcasts and the Electric Zoo Festival. Halstead flies them for real-estate shots, startups are making drone “pets” and scores of hobbyists are sending them into city skies. “Drones aren’t only for military use,” said David Quinones, head of New York firm SkyCamUsa. “They’re going to be used for so many things that are friendly and helpful. Politicians and privacy watchdogs have been in a furor since CEO Jeff Bezos ­revealed his futuristic vision of delivering packages using drones. Last week, a tiny Colorado town mulled a proposal that would allow residents to hunt down the flying robots with shotguns in the name of privacy. Because the devices are becoming more accessible — as low as $300 online — some reckless fliers have run into trouble.

Chukar III Aerial Target Program Overview Fighter Aircraft and Cruise Missile Emulation for weapon Systems Testing, Evaluation and Training. The Chukar III is a turbojet-powered aerial target with high performance capabilities. Mission The primary mission of the Chukar III aerial target is to emulate enemy tactical cruise missiles or fighter/strike aircraft. A Total Training Solution The Chukar III target system includes all of the elements necessary to provide a total training solution. Internationally Fielded Fielded in eleven countries around the world, the Chukar III is based on the U.S. The Martin Jetpack - Martin Aircraft Company || The Martin Jetpack