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Military / Re: Modern Chinese destroyer breaks down in the Indian Ocean
« Last post by TomS on Today at 07:04:09 am »
Thanks for mentioning that book. Looks like a worthwhile read.
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Aerospace / Re: BAE Taranis UCAS
« Last post by mrmalaya on Today at 07:03:58 am »
On an interesting note, ferries from and to Stranraer have had staff report 'low flying triangles' in the last two months, as have Barrow in Furness folks out early morning.

Vulcans caught in a time-rip? And mysterious flying triangles in the seas around Britain. What will these young people think of next?

But the 90s edge makes it all so exciting! I'm quite sure these stories will be dismissed in the same way though.
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Military / Re: Gerald R. Ford Class CVN
« Last post by bring_it_on on Today at 07:00:22 am »
Live Stream of the Commissioning Ceremony (also on CSPAN) - http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/07/21/uss-gerald-r-ford-cvn-78-commissioning-ceremony/
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Aerospace / Re: BAE Taranis UCAS
« Last post by Hood on Today at 05:22:11 am »
Well I live near(ish) to Barrow but haven't seen anything in the early morning. Considering a Taranis would have to fly up from Warton across most of the Fylde coast to get to Barrow you would have thought there might have been more sightings.
Actually not seen anything interesting flying past my office window for a few weeks, sometimes get a Herk or pair of Chinooks low-down heading north up the M6 corridor or very rarely a Typhoon or Apache.
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This may help in understanding what they are trying to do

An Engine with High Power Extraction Potential for a Half-Scale Model of a Joint Strike Fighter


https://www.scribd.com/document/354431141/2011-Ugrad-Team-Engine
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Aerospace / Re: BAE Taranis UCAS
« Last post by LowObservable on Today at 04:13:13 am »
On an interesting note, ferries from and to Stranraer have had staff report 'low flying triangles' in the last two months, as have Barrow in Furness folks out early morning.

Vulcans caught in a time-rip? And mysterious flying triangles in the seas around Britain. What will these young people think of next?
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"Project" seems a strong description for this sort of thing given that there seems to be no money or engineering effort associated with it.

What we're seeing in these various stories is the initial international manoeuvring similar to that for Eurofighter. Someone on the political side has noted that it might be a good idea to keep the many thousands of high tech aircraft design and manufacture jobs in their country. Announcements of joint studies are easy and cost nothing. Look whether there are any contracts and what their value is.

Fundamentally, neither Germany nor France have €10bn+ sitting around to spend on this sort of thing. France is even cutting its military spending.

Time will tell who the serious players are (e.g. Japan seems to have spent a few hundred mn $ already on ATD-X)
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Aerospace / "Aviatrice", A tribute to Jacqueline Auriol
« Last post by Richard N on Today at 01:45:15 am »
"Aviatrice" A tribute to Jacqueline Auriol



From YouTube:

Published on Jun 8, 2017
Enjoy this beautifully animated CGI 3D Short Film...In 1953, Jacqueline Auriol, a French pilot, is about to go down in history along with her jet aircraft. For more information, please see the details and links below:

This movie was done during the third and last year at ESMA Montpellier, in France.

Directors : Jacques Leyreloup, Victor Tolila, Perrine Renard, Laura Viver Canal, Gaël Chauvet
Music : Clément Osmont, Olivier Defradat
Voices : Marianne James
Sound : José Vicente & Yoann Poncet – Studio des aviateurs

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/AviatriceMovie/
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Aerospace / Re: New Russian SAT SR-10 trainer
« Last post by Flying Sorcerer on Today at 01:35:18 am »
Who's the intended customer?
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