air vehicle


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air vehicle

[′er ¦vē·ə·kəl]
(aerospace engineering)
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The contract modification covers air vehicle planning system support.
The patent says that the air vehicle will be "propelled by a system of rockets formed of turbojets and a rocket motor which can be made streamlined to reduce the drag of the base during the cruise phase".
Once cargo is secured on board, the air vehicle can rise by releasing more compressed helium into its containment ranks and engage its vectorable turbo-prop engines for the lateral flight to its destination, producing aerodynamic lift assisted by the expanded helium.
What we're doing here in the lab is we're exploring the science and engineering and the design challenges to make this a reality," said Leslie Perkins, who leads the lab's micro air vehicles activity.
Thales UK's aerospace chief Mark Barclay said: "Our Magic ATOLS system controlled the take-off and landing of several of the Watchkeeper air vehicle flights without the need for pilots or GPS.
With just one air vehicle deployed, the system was credited with identifying 38 percent of Iraq's armor and 55 percent of the time-sensitive air defense targets using electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images to target Iraqi forces.
The first two production Global Hawk air vehicles were deployed in January.
Designer Simon Scott said: 'One day everyone will have a road vehicle and an air vehicle in their garage.
According to Flight International, IAI officials said they plan to build a 500-kilogram (about 1,100-pound) prototype that would feature lower air vehicle noise and have "a maximum ceiling of 40,000 feet and.
It said its Precision Air Systems business had won a deal to supply its HiPPAG airborne high pressure air compressor for Boeing's X-45 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) programme.
A lot of people accuse guys like me, a crusty old fighter pilot, of being afraid of the unmanned air vehicle.
0 of the MCS software enables a single operator to control more than one air vehicle in support of strike against fixed targets and the suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD).