In photo: Russian intercontinental strategic missiles Topol-M move along Red Square during a Victory Day parade on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Russia celebrated it’s Victory Day with a fine display of heavy intercontinental missiles, Tu-95 bombers that can easily reach the shores of the United States. Topol intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) have been part of […]
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The World Factbook by CIA This is today’s HOT find! The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook is an online reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with an almanac-style information format about the countries of the world. The official paper copy version is also available. The World Factbook is prepared […]
Met a new lady in our building couple of days ago, who has recently moved to Mumbai from New Delhi. We had a really fruitful talk & it was amazing to find out that she works as an air traffic controller at the Domestic Airport! When she told me about her job, I uncontrollably started tossing questions at her. It was interesting to find out about the various intricacies involved at her work place. It was nice to have so much of first-hand information about the work of an air traffic controller & the difficulties therein.
She summarized the discussion by suggesting me this documentary.
Boeing is working relentlessly to address the battery issues on the Dreamliner to make it airworthy ASAP.
No, it wasn’t an easy ride! It took us 4 days, 3 superheated night long discussions and finally a recap of the B-2 Spirit bomber documentary, to finally arrive at this background picture. Infact the very existence of the blog was in danger in our second heated discussion in which Nikhil Pareek (Ronaldo) & I […]
Airbus cancels the plan to include lithium-ion batteries in the new A350 plane after Boeing’s bitter experience with the 787 Dreamliner.
Airbus has dropped lithium-ion batteries of the type that forced the grounding of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and will use traditional nickel-cadmium batteries in its crucially important next passenger jet, the A350. The European planemaker said on Friday it had taken the decision to adopt the batteries used on existing models in order to prevent delays […]
In this footage, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA)of the US, successfully conducts a flight test of a three-stage Ground-Based Interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.on 26th Jan, 2013.
Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon worked in unison with the MDA to carry out this test of a ground-based interceptor used in defending against ballistic missiles.
The Defense Department said the test involved a Boeing-made interceptor and a Raytheon-made component that separates from the interceptor to attack the missile.
Northrop said MDA used the company’s command launch equipment software to launch the interceptor.
In the event of a missile threat, the Pentagon said Raytheon’s Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle would intercept the missile.
During the test, the Pentagon reported the interceptor deployed the EKV to a designated point in space, then the EKV carried out pre-planned maneuvers to collect data in space.
Messerschmitt Me 262, a truly tech marvel was the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. This documentary, which is a part of the famous series called ‘Wings of the Luftwaffe’ puts light on the design, development & operation history of this German masterpiece.
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