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American Gripen

Author : David Archibald
ISBN : 1941071538
Genre : History
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The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft is an example of the hazards of the Military-Industrial complex Dwight Eisenhower warned the world about in 1961. In his comprehensive and well-researched new book, author David Archibald makes a solid case for scrapping the F-35 program and embracing a superior, cost-effective alternative.
Category: History

The Shadow World

Author : Andrew Feinstein
ISBN : 9781429932714
Genre : Political Science
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Soon to be a Major PBS Documentary Event The Shadow World is the harrowing behind-the-scenes tale of the global arms trade, revealing the deadly collusion that all too often exists among senior politicians, weapons manufacturers, felonious arms dealers, and the military—a situation that compromises our security and undermines our democracy. Pulling back the curtain on this secretive world, Andrew Feinstein reveals the corruption and the cover-ups behind a range of weapons deals, from the largest in history—between the British and Saudi governments—to the guns-for-diamonds deals in Africa and the imminent $60 billion U.S. weapons contract with Saudi Arabia. He exposes in forensic detail both the formal government-to-government trade in arms and the shadow world of illicit weapons dealing, and lays bare the shockingly frequent links between the two. Drawing on his experience as a member of the African National Congress who resigned when the ANC refused to launch a corruption investigation into a major South African arms deal, Feinstein illuminates the impact this network has not only on conflicts around the world but also on the democratic institutions of the United States and the United Kingdom. Based on pathbreaking reporting and unprecedented access to top-secret information and major players in this clandestine realm, The Shadow World places us in the midst of the arms trade's dramatic wheeling and dealing—from corporate boardrooms to seedy out-of-the-way hotels—and reveals the profound danger and enormous financial cost this network represents to all of us.
Category: Political Science

Flying Quality Analysis Of A Jas 39 Gripen Ministick Controller In An F A 18 Aircraft

Author : John F. Carter
ISBN : NASA:31769000631716
Genre : Airplanes
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NASA Dryden conducted a handling qualities experiment using a small displacement centerstick controller that Saab-Scania developed for the JAS 39 Gripen aircraft. The centerstick, or ministick, was mounted in the rear cockpit of an F/A-18 aircraft. Production support flight control computers (PSFCC) provided a pilot-selectable research control system. The objectives for this experiment included determining whether the mechanical characteristics of the centerstick controller had any significant effect on the handling qualities of the F/A-18, and determining the usefulness of the PSFCCs for this kind of experiment. Five pilots evaluated closed-loop tracking tasks, including echelon and column formation flight and target following. Cooper-Harper ratings and pilot comments were collected for each maneuver. This paper describes the test system, including the PSFCCs, the Gripen centerstick, and the flight test experiment. The paper presents results of longitudinal handling qualities maneuvers, including low order equivalent systems, Neal-Smith, and controls anticipation parameter analyses. The experiment showed that, while the centerstick controller provided a different aircraft feel, few handling qualities deficiencies resulted. It also demonstrated that the PSFCCs were useful fo this kind of investigation.
Category: Airplanes

Rebuilding American Military Power In The Pacific A 21st Century Strategy

Author : Robbin F. Laird
ISBN : 9781440830464
Genre : Political Science
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This volume examines how the U.S. military must rebuild in the wake of Iraq/Afghanistan, and refocus its power projection to face the new challenges emerging in the Pacific and with China. • Examines the nature of the destabilizing threat that China presents to the power balance of the Pacific, along with how the United States can work with its allies to shape a 21st-century strategy • Discusses in detail the necessity for reshaping the U.S. military after the land wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the ways in which American forces can be rebuilt for the future • Explains why the evolving Pacific theater is an area of critical operations and will require significant change in terms of how U.S. forces operate to deal with emerging threats • Assesses how new capabilities associated with emerging technologies—notably the Osprey, the F-35 aircraft, the Aegis Combat Systems, and a number of new European systems—allow new opportunities to work with our allies
Category: Political Science

The History Of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines

Author : Richard A. Leyes
ISBN : 1563473321
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This landmark joint publication between the National Air and Space Museum and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics chronicles the evolution of the small gas turbine engine through its comprehensive study of a major aerospace industry. Drawing on in-depth interviews with pioneers, current project engineers, and company managers, engineering papers published by the manufacturers, and the tremendous document and artifact collections at the National Air and Space Museum, the book captures and memorializes small engine development from its earliest stage. Leyes and Fleming leap back nearly 50 years for a first look at small gas turbine engine development and the seven major corporations that dared to produce, market, and distribute the products that contributed to major improvements and uses of a wide spectrum of aircraft. In non-technical language, the book illustrates the broad-reaching influence of small turbinesfrom commercial and executive aircraft to helicopters and missiles deployed in recent military engagements. Detailed corporate histories and photographs paint a clear historical picture of turbine development up to the present. See for yourself why The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines is the most definitive reference book in its field. The publication of The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines represents an important milestone for the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). For the first time, there is an authoritative study of small gas turbine engines, arguably one of the most significant spheres of aeronautical technology in the second half o
Category: Technology & Engineering

China The United States And The Future Of Latin America

Author : David B.H. Denoon
ISBN : 9781479890330
Genre : Political Science
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Provides insight into U.S. and Chinese involvement in aid, trade, direct investment and strategic ties in Latin America In recent years, China has become the largest trading partner for more than half the countries in Latin America, and demonstrated major commitments in aid and direct investment in various parts of the region. China has also made a number of strategic commitments to countries like Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela which have long-standing policies opposing U.S. influence in the region. China, the United States, and the Future of Latin America posits that this activity is a direct challenge to the role of the U.S. in Latin America and the Caribbean. Part of a three-volume series analyzing U.S.-China relations in parts of the world where neither country is dominant, this volume analyzes the interactions between the U.S., China, and Latin America. The book series has so far considered the differences in operating styles between China and the U.S. in Central Asia and Southeast Asia. This third volume unpacks the implications of competing U.S. and Chinese interests in countries such as Brazil and Argentina, and China’s commitments in Nicaragua and Venezuela. This volume draws upon a variety of policy experts, focusing on the viewpoints of South American and Caribbean scholars as well as scholars from outside states. China’s new global reach and its ambitions, as well as the U.S. response, are analyzed in detail.A nuanced examination of current complexities and future implications, China, the United States and the Future of Latin America provides readers with varied perspectives on the changing economic and strategic picture in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Category: Political Science

Military Year Book

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ISBN : UOM:39015078435974
Genre : India
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Aerospace America

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036929321
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

Canard Aircraft

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1155432436
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 135. Chapters: Tupolev Tu-144, Saab JAS 39 Gripen, Saab 37 Viggen, Gossamer Albatross, Eurofighter Typhoon, IAI Kfir, North American XB-70 Valkyrie, Dassault Rafale, Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Chengdu J-20, Chengdu J-10, Reaction Engines Skylon, Sukhoi Su-35, Wright Flyer, Beechcraft Starship, Pterodactyl Ascender, Atlas Cheetah, Santos-Dumont 14-bis, Sukhoi Su-33, Sukhoi Su-47, Canard, Piaggio P.180 Avanti, OMAC Laser 300, Berkut 360, McDonnell Douglas F-15 STOL/MTD, IAI Lavi, AEA Silver Dart, Grumman X-29, Wright Flyer III, Ky?sh? J7W, Sukhoi Su-37, Cody V biplane, Rockwell-MBB X-31, Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender, IAI Harop, Rockwell XFV-12, Rutan Long-EZ, British Aerospace EAP, Avro 730, Boeing Sonic Cruiser, Focke-Wulf Fw 42, AASI Jetcruzer, Rutan VariEze, North American X-10, Peterson 260SE, Gyroflug Speed Canard, Novi Avion, Sukhoi T-4, Boeing X-50 Dragonfly, Eagle Aircraft 150B, Cornelius XBG-3, Dassault Mirage 4000, Chengdu J-9, Vickers Type 559, Focke-Wulf F 19, Tupolev Tu-141, Cozy MK IV, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-8, Avtek 400, Rutan VariViggen, Persistent Munition Technology Demonstrator, Rutan Defiant, Scaled Composites Catbird, Canard Voisin, E-Go, Freedom Aviation Phoenix, Velocity XL, Gossamer Penguin, Yakovlev Yak-45, Scaled Composites Triumph, Velocity SE, Steve Wright Stagger-Ez. Excerpt: The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole combat aircraft, designed and built by a consortium of three companies: EADS, Alenia Aeronautica and BAE Systems; working through a holding company, Eurofighter GmbH, which was formed in 1986. The project is managed by the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency, which acts as the prime customer. The series production of the Eurofighter Typhoon is underway, and the aircraft is being procured under separate contracts, named "tranches," each for aircraft with generall...

News Brief

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ISBN : UVA:X002764137
Genre : Military art and science
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Category: Military art and science