Archive for the ‘War’ Category

28 March

The Return Of The Airship?

For those who haven’t been browsing our websites over the last couple of days, we’ve had an influx of videos from Lockheed Martin covering the latest in aviation technology (with a dash of historic clips as well). In my time perusing their website I stumbled across something completely unexpected – a 21st century airship! Read on for more information.

P-791 Hybrid Air Vehicle

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19 March

Odyssey Dawn – 2011 Battle Of Libya

For those who haven’t heard, a multi-national coalition has begun launching strikes against military targets in Libya. This assault, legally authorized by the United Nations, aims to rebuff a government assault on civilians and a rebellion that aims to dispose the dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Within the first two hours of operations, over 100 tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired at anti-aircraft emplacements and government vehicles have been bombed. Read on for the latest.

Jet Takes Off To Strike Libya

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19 March

Libya vs UN – On The Brink Of War

For those of you who have yet to tune into our “Liberating Libya” coverage on Educated Earth or AidFinder, international tensions are high as a coalition of nations prepares to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya. The United Nations has passed a resolution allowing for military force in an attempt to stop Muammar Gaddafi from crushing a rebel uprising against his 42 year dictatorial rule. With Libya blatantly breaking a ceasefire, France has warned that action may take place within hours. Read on for more info.

UN vs Gaddafi

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10 September

US Army Buys Unmanned Helicopters

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Military’s “Army/Marines Autonomous Technologies for Unmanned Air Systems” (ATUAS) program. Starting with a product line model of the Kaman K-Max cargo chopper, engineers and scientists at Lockheed have managed to replace several critical systems and operate the vehicle autonomously. They were against stiff competition, but after announcing that a human can also hop into the cockpit and fly the helicopter traditionally the scales tipped in their favor. Read on for more info and a video!

Robotic Helicopter

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1 September

The End of the Combat Mission in Iraq

For those of you who have yet to hear the news, US President Barack Obama has announced an end to the war in Iraq. He has ordered a recall of all American forces with the exclusion of a contingent of 40,000 men and women who will tie up loose ends and return home next year. Click the following link for Obama’s address to the nation.

Obama's Address to the Nation

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17 July

The Shock Doctrine

Originally based off of its namesake (Naomi Klein’s revealing book The Shock Doctrine), this documentary draws surprising connections between CIA torture techniques developed in the 50s and modern market methods. It will peel back the layers and reveal how well-known events in recent history have been used as theaters of the ‘shock doctrine’, from Pinochet’s coup in Chile to the current war in Iraq.

View the full article to watch the documentary online and for the book!

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17 July

US Military’s Flying Car

In April 2010 D.A.R.P.A. (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) announced to the world its need for a flying car that could combine the  rugged versatility of a humvee with the Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) capabilities of a helicopter.

Although it is still in the development stages, it appears the Texas-based company AVX Aircraft is on track to delivering them a solution.

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