Monthly Archives: April 2013

UN To Deploy UAVs To Aid Peacekeeping in Congo

http://sdb-sdvosb-8a.com United Nations peacekeepers are set to get their own unmanned air vehicle capability as the organization closes on a deal to have a contractor provide an intelligence-gathering service in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Continue reading

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29.04.13 VIRGIN GALACTIC BREAKS SPEED OF SOUND IN FIRST ROCKET-POWERED FLIGHT OF SPACESHIPTWO

29.04.13 VIRGIN GALACTIC BREAKS SPEED OF SOUND IN FIRST ROCKET-POWERED FLIGHT OF SPACESHIPTWO witnesses vehicle-proving milestone as company sets year-end goal for spaceflight MOJAVE, Calif. – Today, Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin … Continue reading

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Airport Furloughs May Cause Flight Delays, FAA Says

By Charles S. Clark Share on  in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport will likely be affected by the furloughs. M. Spencer Green/AP file photo This story has been updated.  Long-anticipated furloughs of federal air traffic controllers due to sequestration will become visible this … Continue reading

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Flight delays: Furloughs begin at airports Sunday

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Air traffic controller furloughs scheduled to kick in on Sunday could result in flight delays of more than three hours in Atlanta, as well as significant delays in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York-area airports, federal … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon bombing will promote domestic drones!

The bombing at the Boston Marathon will help promote the use of domestic drones to survey  public events. Surveillance drones are already being used in Austin, Texas at public events as shown below.> The government said, “There is no drone program.”  However, the … Continue reading

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FAA Dismisses Aircraft FMS Hacking Claim

By Woodrow Bellamy III FAA is dismissing claims made by Hugo Teso, a German information technology consultant, that aircraft navigation systems can be hacked using a smartphone application and desktop computer.  Last week, during a cyber security conference in Amsterdamn, Teso, … Continue reading

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CNO: Budget crisis creates ‘fog bank’ of uncertainty

Posted in Naval, Policy, Sequestration The U.S. Navy will boost its presence in the Asia-Pacific region over the next decade even amid reduced defense spending that has created a “fog bank” of uncertainty, the Navy’s top officer said. The Navy plans to have … Continue reading

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