Space Fence Program Will Help Protect Against Space FOD

Two Land-Based Radars Will Track Objects In Orbit Around Earth The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom AFB in Massachusetts recently put out a request for proposal to move the Space Fence program forward. Space Fence will be a system of up to two land-based radars, the first site located at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, to track objects entering Earth's orbit. Read More »USAF-Image-Objects-In-Orbit-1212a1

ESPN Recruited For Military UAV Video Analysis

ESPN LogoHelping To Train Analysts To Sift Through 'Enormous Amount' Of Video From Drones Anyone who's ever watched a sporting event ... at least with any knowledge of the broadcasting industry ... has been impressed with the ability of a producer to pinpoint multiple angles of a play to be shown almost immediately in instant replay as the announcers analyze the action. That skill has also caught the attention of the U.S. military, which has an enormous amount of footage coming in daily from drone flights over places like Afghanistan. Read More »

Customs Aircraft Destroyed in Ground Accident

A Cessna Citation II registered to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency and operated by Stevens Aviation was destroyed in a daytime landing accident at Greenwood County Airport (KGRD) in South Carolina on November 17. During rollout, a deer crossed the active runway and collided with the aircraft’s left wing, tearing open the fuel tank and igniting a fire that left only the nose of the aircraft intact. The two crewmembers escaped unharmed.
December 10, 2012, 2:07 PM
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