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The public safety problem with recreational drones

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

There's someone out there who just cost the public about $10,000 or $15,000. That's how much the U.S. Forest Service estimates it cost to abort an air tanker operation fighting the Lake fire when a "hobby" drone bumbled into restricted airspace.

RQ-170 Sentinel Stealth Spy Drone Caught By Satellite For The First Time

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The U.S. Air Force and the CIA’s famed but incredibly shy RQ-170 Sentinel has been caught on camera a few times in the U.S., including images of one supposedly forming up with an aerial tanker. It was also paraded around by Iran after its spectacular capture in 2011. Yet there are no known satellite images of it — until now. Read more...

KC-46s Take Missiles in Tests | WIN-T Gets Full Rate Green Light | Germany Hands Raytheon Defeat, Selects Meads

Americas NAVAIR has been slamming missiles into the side of its KC-46 tankers as part of Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division survivability testing at the Weapons Survivability Laboratory. The tests used – among other sensors – ten high-speed cameras to capture the impact of the test missiles, themselves specifically designed to inflict maximum possible […]

Incredible video of an air tanker refueling a tanker against a full moon

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Without a doubt, this is one of the coolest airplane videos I have ever seen. Thanks to the magic of telephoto lenses, the moon in this infrared clip looks impossibly gigantic. The fact that a KC-10 tanker is refueling another KC-10 tanker make the entire thing feel unreal—as in “I had a hard time believing this wasn’t some kind of fake” unreal. Read more...

First foreign tanker docks at eastern Libyan port since air strike

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya has persuaded a foreign shipper to send a tanker to the eastern port of Derna for the first time since a warplane belonging to the official government bombed a Greek-operated tanker there in January, its state oil firm (NOC) said.

First Foreign Tanker Docks at Derna Since January Air Strike

Libya has persuaded a foreign shipper to send a tanker to the eastern port of Derna for the first time since a warplane belonging to the official government bombed

These photos of four F-35s refueling in the air are so amazing

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Pumping gas never looked so good. Here’s an awesome photo from Lockheed Martin showing four F-35s sipping fuel from a KC-130j tanker plane. It captures the entire view, from below and to the side to up front and up close. Seeing fighter jets refuel in the air will probably never get old to me, especially when it looks like this. Read more...

Awesome Video Shows Unmanned X-47B Drone Refuelling In The Air

Earlier this week, the badass X-47B drone became the first ever unmanned aircraft to refuel while in the air. Think about how cool this is, the drone has to meet the KC-707 tanker plane in the air, position itself perfectly to snatch onto the fuel line and then gas itself up with no one on board. So freaking cool. More »      

Bask In The Awesome Of The Bat-Winged X-47B Sipping Gas From A Tanker

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Navy’s unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator, the X-47B, not only plugged into a refueling basket trailing behind an Omega KC-707 tanker, but it also sipped gas from it for the first time. This historic mission is slated to be the X-47Bs last in what has been an incredibly successful test program with huge implications. Read more...

X-47B Salty Dog 502 Successfully Completes Aerial Refueling From Tanker

The Navy successfully tested autonomous aerial refueling for the first time with its Northrop Grumman X-47B test unmanned aerial vehicle on Wednesday, marking the end of the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Air Vehicle demonstrator (UCAS-D) program,...Show More Summary

These Pretty Vortices Make This Super Hercules a Magical Aircraft

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Feeling dizzy? These amazing vortices were formed by the MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker aircraft during its flight to the Kadena Air Base in Japan on March 19th. Read more...

Russian Air Force to Receive New Aircraft Tanker in 2018

The Il-78M-90A tanker is a version of the Il-76MD-90A aircraft. The new aircraft will be the main aerial tanker designed for refueling aircraft of long-range, front-line and special aviation.

Boeing Reorganizes

Americas As expected, Boeing announced the details of its impending reorganization. A new group called BDS Development will take over management of six major programs, including the KC-46 tanker. The coming Air Force decision regarding...Show More Summary

What This Video Of Jordanian F-16s Striking ISIS Tells Us Is Alarming 

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Jordan has released a video montage showing the kickoff of its retaliatory air campaign against ISIS in Syria. Over 20 Jordanian F-16s struck ISIS targets while US F-22s, F-16s, surveillance and tanker aircraft supported them. Although the idea of such a campaign represents a powerful show of force, the video hints at a much grimmer and more questionable story. Read more...

Libya Forces Tanker Away from Supplying Rival Government

Libya's recognized government said it forced a tanker from delivering fuel to its rival administration, diverting the vessel to its own territory by threatening an air attack on it.

The Future Of Aerial Refueling Includes Stabilized Drogues And No Humans

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Aerial tankers can fuel up hungry jets, turboprops and even helicopters equipped with a refueling probe by trailing a hose and drogue behind them. In smooth air, such a mating dance can be a challenge, in rough air and bad visibility it can become downright scary. Show More Summary

Watch This Aussie Air Tanker Plane Fighting Victorian Bushfires

Video:Meet RJ. RJ is the short name the Country Fire Association has for one of its RJ85 Large Air Tanker planes that load up with fire retardant to slow the advance of vicious bushfires in Victoria. Thankfully, the CFA attached an action camera to the underside of RJ so we can see it dumping the agent on the fire from close up. Awesome. Keep up the good work, CFA. More »      

KC-46A tanker program makes first test flight

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Boeing and the US Air force have announced the successful first test flight of the KC-46A tanker program. Set to replace the Air Force's aging fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers, the KC-46A is designed to act primarily as an airborne refueling tanker, but can also carry passengers and cargo, or act as a medivac airplane. .. Show More Summary

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