Environmental Articles

From Dolphins to Destroyers: The ScanEagle UAV

From Dolphins to Destroyers: The ScanEagle UAV

ScanEagle launch (click to view full) ScanEagle's base Insight UAV platform was originally developed by Washington state's Insitu, Inc. to track dolphins and tuna from fishing boats, in order to ensure that the fish you buy in supermarkets is "dolphin-safe". It turns...

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KC-46A Pegasus Aerial Tanker Completes Firsts

KC-46A Pegasus Aerial Tanker Completes Firsts

KC-135: Old as the hills... (click to view full) DID's FOCUS articles cover major weapons acquisition programs - and no program is more important to the USAF than its aerial tanker fleet renewal. In January 2007, the big question was whether there would be a...

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F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter Program

F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter Program

F-35B: off probation (click to view full) The $382 billion F-35 Joint Strike fighter program may well be the largest single global defense program in history. This major multinational program is intended to produce an "affordably stealthy" multi-role fighter that will...

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V-22 Osprey: The Multi-Year Buys, 2008-2021

V-22 Osprey: The Multi-Year Buys, 2008-2021

(click to view full) In March 2008, the Bell Boeing Joint Project Office in Amarillo, TX received a $10.4 billion modification that converted the previous N00019-07-C-0001 advance acquisition contract to a fixed-price-incentive-fee, multi-year contract. The new...

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