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  • Space Electronic Reconnaissanceby Fucheng Guo; Yun Fan; Yiyu Zhou; Caigen Xhou; Qiang Li

    Wiley 2014; US$ 149.95

    Presents the theories and applications of determining the position of an object in space through the use of satellites As the importance of space reconnaissance technology intensifies, more and more countries are investing money in building their own space reconnaissance satellites. Due to the secrecy and sensitivity of the operations, it is... more...

  • Assembling and Supporting the Joint Strike Fighter in the UKby Cynthia R. Cook; Mark V. Arena; John C. Graser; Hans Pung

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    This report contains an analysis conductedfor the UK Ministry of Defence regarding its plan to buy up to 150 JointStrike Fighters. The authors found significant overlap between final assembly and repair and estimated the costs of various final assembly options. more...

  • The Royal Air Force in the Cold War 1950-1970by Ian Proctor

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 16.99

    Soon after the Second world War, wartime allies became Cold War adversaries, and by 1950 the perceived threat of a Soviet strike on Western Europe or Britain dominated military planning. For the next forty years, the Royal Air Force was in the front-line of the Cold War. In Britain and Germany, light bomber crews exercised in preparation for a future... more...

  • Spitfireby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolize Britain's defiance... more...

  • On Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace Systemby Konstantinos Dalamagkidis; Kimon P. Valavanis

    Springer 2008; US$ 89.95

    Commercial interest for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has seen a steady increase over the last decade. Nevertheless, UAS operations have remained almost exclusively military. This is mainly due to the lack of a regulatory framework that allows only limited public and civil UAS operations with usually crippling restrictions. Although efforts from... more...

  • Strategic Technologies for the Militaryby Ajey Lele

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book provides a holistic view of the key technologies that are expected to revolutionise military affairs in the near future and change the nature of warfare tactics and the very concept of the ‘battlefield’. It addresses five key technologies—near-space technology, robotics, directed energy weapons, nanotechnology and biotechnology—and... more...

  • Red Eaglesby Steve Davies

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    From the late 1960s until the end of the Cold War, the United States Air Force acquired and flew Russian-made MiG jets, culminating in a secret squadron dedicated to exposing American fighter pilots to enemy technology and tactics. Red Eagles tells the story of this squadron from the first tests of MiGs following the Vietnam War when the USAF had... more...

  • Materials for Infrared Windows and Domesby Daniel C. Harris

    SPIE 1999; US$ 71.00

    This text provides a comprehensive introduction to infrared-transparent materials for windows and domes that must withstand harsh environmental conditions, such as high-speed flight or high-temperature process monitoring. Each section contains introductory material that makes the book readable by anyone with a background in science or engineering. more...

  • Paul Andrews Presents - The UFO Reportby Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 4.49

    This gripping read is based on an original book by .Edward J. Ruppelt who was the head of the United States Air Force UFO research - Project Blue Book - from 1951 until 1953. He of course had a unique insight into what went on within that project at that time. He died at the age of just 37 in 1960. Newly edited, and with some new illustrations added,... more...

  • Jeeps 1941-45by Steven Zaloga; Hugh Johnson

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    The jeep was the most famous military vehicle of World War II, and its name has become synonymous with a whole class of military and civilian all-terrain vehicles. The jeep originated in a prewar US Army requirement for a simple, inexpensive, and robust vehicle for basic utility chores. Its simple design proved to be adaptable to a host of military... more...