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- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65
Nothing ensures the rapid development of new technology like the involvement of the military. From the trebuchet and the cannon to the tank and the ballistic missile, military research programmes have produced the most devastating weapons imaginable, but military masterminds are responsible for a number of surprises along the way as well.Radar, walkie-talkies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 159.95
Stringent demands on modern guided weapon systems require new approaches to guidance, control, and estimation. There are requirements for pinpoint accuracy, low cost per round, easy upgrade paths, enhanced performance in counter-measure environments, and the ability to track low-observable targets. Advances in Missile Guidance, Control, and Estimation... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 149.00
There has been tremendous emphasis in unmanned aerial vehicles, both of fixed (airplanes) and rotary wing (vertical take off and landing, helicopters) types over the past ten years. Applications span both civilian and military domains, the latter being the most important at this stage. This edited book provides a solid and diversified reference source... more...
- RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95
To help improve the Air Force's ability to forsee the implications for safety, aircraft availability and cost of its plans to retain aircraft fleets for service lives that may last 80 years, this study measures how aircraft fleets ages relate to maintenance workloads and material consumption. more...
- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
To assist the Air Force in the process of significantly changing the way it purchases goods and services, this monograph reviews related commercial-sector activities and skills, suggests models for training programs, and includes a framework of metrics to track progress and refine procurement-workforce-development efforts over time. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 140.00
From the earliest days of aviation where the pilot would drop simple bombs by hand, to the highly agile, stealthy aircraft of today that can deliver smart ordnance with extreme accuracy, engineers have striven to develop the capability to deliver weapons against targets reliably, safely and with precision. Aircraft Systems Integration of Air-Launched... more...
- Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 13.99
This book gives readers a direct link to crash sites that can be visited, with accurate grid references, site description and current photographs. It covers some 450 selected sites with emphasis given to those on open access land. The areas covered are: Southern England: Dartmoor and Exmoor - 20 entries * Wales - 120 entries * Isle of Man - 20 entries... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00
Since its earliest days, airpower has been one of the dominant forces used by the American military. This work covers the whole history of American aviation with special attention to the development of smart weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles and the influence they have had on the effectiveness of airpower. In a chronological treatment, emphasizing... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
Without the support of airlift, the modern American military machine would be brought to a standstill. Since World War II--beginning with the Cold War and continuing up to present day the U.S. armed forces have come to increasingly rely upon airlift for mobility. The power to rapidly move and thereafter support a military operation--anywhere... more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
Reports findings on whether recovery firms could be employed to assist the US armed forces with their warranty claims for aircraft engines. It finds using contractors would be effective, but it is unlikely to yield substantial benefits as the military's use of engine warranties decreases. more...