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  • Lightweight Ballistic Compositesby Ashok Bhatnagar

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 290.00

    Ballistic composites need to be lightweight and durable as well as exhibiting high impact resistance and damage tolerance. This important book reviews these requirements, how the materials used for ballistic composites meet them and their range of applications. After an introductory chapter, Lightweight ballistic composites is split into two main... more...

  • Drone Warfareby John Kaag; Sarah Kreps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    One of the most significant and controversial developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. But how did drones claim such an important role in modern... more...

  • American Military Training Aircraftby E. R. Johnson; Lloyd S. Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The U.S. did not become the world's foremost military air power by accident. The learning curve--World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and more recently the war on terror--has been steep. While climbing this curve, the U.S. has not only produced superior military aircraft in greater numbers than its foes, but... more...

  • Fighters Over Russiaby Manfred Griehl

    Frontline Books 1997; US$ 14.99

    The air war over the critical Eastern Front is illustrated with 120 specially selected and informatively captioned photographs in this striking new book. Initial success in Russia during the summer of 1941 gave way to desperate days after Stalingrad and the failure of Germany's last major offensive in 1943. Subsequently the Luftwaffe was stripped... more...

  • Military Aircraft, Origins to 1918by Justin D. Murphy

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    An examination of the evolution of military aviation and its profound impact on warfare - from the employment of balloons during the French Revolutionary wars to the use of aircraft in World War I. more...

  • International Warbirdsby John Fredrickson

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 85.00

    Designed for buffs and military historians alike, this book's entries run the gamut of aircraft types: bombers, fighters, transports, trainers, reconnaissance craft, seaplanes and helicopters, each accompanied by a photograph. It also provides technical data on the aircraft. more...

  • Human Factors of Remotely Operated Vehiclesby Nancy J. Cooke; Maj. Heather Pringle; Harry Pedersen; Olena Connor

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 94.95

    The role of the humans in remotely operated vehicle systems is critical, and raises a number of human factors research and design issues ranging from multiple vehicle control and adaptive automation to spatial disorientation and synthetic vision. This book aims to highlight these human factors issues, with a focus on the human components. more...

  • Neither Starwars nor Sanctuaryby Michael E. O'Hanlon

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    Space has been militarized for over four decades. Should it now be weaponized? This incisive and insightful book argues that it should not. Since the cold war, space has come to harbor many tools of the tactical warfighter. Satellites have long been used to provide strategic communication, early warning of missile launch, and arms control verification.... more...

  • Multiple Heterogeneous Unmanned Aerial Vehiclesby Anibal Ollero; Ivan Maza

    Springer 2007; US$ 99.00

    Provides an overview of issues related to aerial robotics, addressing problems ranging from flight control to terrain perception and mission planning and execution. This book examines potential applications of UAVs and details a relevant application case: forest fire detection and monitoring. more...

  • Fault-tolerant Flight Control and Guidance Systemsby Guillaume Ducard

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    Offers an overview of fault-tolerant flight control techniques, and the necessary equations for the modeling of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This book is suitable for academic researchers, practicing engineers, and graduate students working in the fields of fault detection techniques and the automatic control of UAVs. more...