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  • Airpower and Technologyby David Mets

    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...

  • Ballistic Missiles in the Third Worldby W. Seth Carus

    ABC-CLIO 1990; US$ 22.95

    The proliferation of ballistic missiles in the Third World has posed a new type of challenge to policy makers in the United States. More than 20 Third World countries either possess surface-to-surface missiles or are trying to develop or acquire them. Current trends suggest that the number of countries with missiles will increase in the 1990s and that... more...

  • Human-Robot Interactions in Future Military Operationsby Michael Barnes; Florian Jentsch

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 154.95

    Soldier-robot teams will be an important component of future battle spaces, creating a complex but potentially more survivable and effective combat force. The complexity of the battlefield of the future presents its own problems. The variety of robotic systems and the almost infinite number of possible military missions create a dilemma for researchers... more...

  • Linear and Nonlinear Control of Small-Scale Unmanned Helicoptersby Ioannis A. Raptis; Kimon P. Valavanis

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    There has been significant interest for designing flight controllers for small-scale unmanned helicopters. Such helicopters preserve all the physical attributes of their full-scale counterparts, being at the same time more agile and dexterous. This book presents a comprehensive and well justified analysis for designing flight controllers for small-scale... more...

  • Autonomous Flying Robotsby Kenzo Nonami; Farid Kendoul; Satoshi Suzuki; Wei Wang; Daisuke Nakazawa

    Springer 2010; US$ 189.00

    Worldwide demand for robotic aircraft such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) is surging. Not only military but especially civil applications are being developed at a rapid pace. Unmanned vehicles offer major advantages when used for aerial surveillance, reconnaissance, and inspection in complex and inhospitable environments.... more...

  • Armored Trainsby Steven Zaloga; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    First seen during the American Civil War and later appearing in the Franco-Prussian War and the Anglo-Boer Wars, the armored train came to prominence on the Eastern Front during World War I. It was also deployed during the Russian Civil War and the technology traveled east into the Chinese Civil War, and the subsequent war with Japan. It saw service... more...

  • Britain and the H-Bombby Lorna Arnold

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 47.00

    This book, written with unique access to official archives, tells the secret story of Britain's H-bomb - the scientific and strategic background, the government's policy decision, the work of the remarkable men who created the bomb, the four weapon trials at a remote Pacific atoll in 1957-58, and the historic consequences. more...

  • Selected papers from the 2nd International Symposium on UAVsby Kimon P. Valavanis; Randal Beard; Paul Oh; Anibal Ollero; Leslie A. Piegl; Hyunchul Shim

    Springer 2011; US$ 279.00

    This volume includes selected peer reviewed papers from the 2nd International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, June 8-10, 2009, Reno Nevada, USA. The book focuses on UAV advances and current state-of-the-art. The annual meeting discusses the most recent advances in the field worldwide, thus, the book serves the purpose on publishing the latest... more...

  • The Archaeology of Forts and Battlefieldsby David R Starbuck

    UPF 2011; US$ 69.95

    Forts and battlefields embody activities and locations where nations have come into conflict and where victory or defeat has determined the shape of modern American society. This book discusses some of the most dynamic archaeological projects that have been conducted at many of the most exciting forts and battlefields throughout the United States. more...

  • Sustaining Key Skills in the UK Military Aircraft Industryby Matt Bassford; Hans Pung; Nigel Edgington; Tony Starkey; Kristin Weed

    RAND Corporation 2010; US$ 9.95

    The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence's Fixed Wing Sector Strategy Board commissioned RAND Europe to assist in the development of a strategy and sustainment plan for the military fixed wing sector. RAND focused on the health and sustainment of key skills in the sector's industrial base. This monograph describes the qualitative and quantitative methodologies... more...