TLDR: Alpi Aviation, manufacturer of the Strix, which is used by Italian SF, was bought for an inflated price in 2018, by a Hong Kong based front company for two Chinese state owned...
This will probably be too hot for the moderaters but I think the events unfolding in Kabul are so central to basic disagreements on what the military are expected to do. These in turn impact on what sort of resources and equipment they receive.
Not since 1975 has the West faced such a clear...
The little satellite that could
How a vice president’s dream led—after a very long delay—to the DSCOVR spacecraft
by Dwayne A. Day
Monday, August 16, 2021
If satellites had personalities, DSCOVR would be a scrappy little fighter: battered, bloody, but...
Probably best I post this here considering the contentious nature of the whole thing if you pardon the pun.
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afghan relocation and assistance policy
islamic emirate of afghanistan
islamic republic of afghanistan
ministry of defence
royal air force
united states air force
war on terror
The Italian Trieste LHD has finally started its sea trials during last week, in the Gulf of La Spezia, here there are some nice photos by Italian Ares Difesa website:
With the A400M in service with the RAF we now know what a C130 replacement looks like.
Of course the original C130 "replacement" for the RAF would have been AW/HS 681 had it made it into service.
The US tried to replace the C130 in the 70s with the YC14 and 15. Instead the 15 morphed into the...
Quotes from Richard Moore, a NASA scientist at Langley Research Center:
The study finds 50 - 70% fewer ice crystals due to less soot and larger size of crystals (less persistence). Hopefully...