X-47B Unmanned Combat Air Systems (UCAS) Demonstrator

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air Systems (UCAS) Demonstrator taxiing for the first time on the flight deck of USS Truman

Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, passed away today.

The rocket that carried him and the others to the moon:

Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle First Flight

The U.S. Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV),a blimp capable of autonomous flight, flew for the first time from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., on Aug. 7, 2012.

Saab JAS 29 Gripen

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a Sweden-made lightweight single-engine multirole fighter.


The US Navy conducted the initial flight of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D). The tailless, unmanned aircraft launched from Pax River and flew for a planned 35 minutes over the Chesapeake Bay on July 30, 2012. 


T-129 ATAK

The T129 is a formidable, new, highly powerful and capable all-weather day and night multi-role attack helicopter which is being developed in cooperation by AgustaWestland, Aselsan and TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries)

P-8A Poseidon

P-8A Poseidon is a long-range anti-submarine warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. Built using modified Boeing 737-800 (wings are from B737-900), it is developed to replace the P-3 Orion ASW aircraft. 

RAF Merlin

An all weather, day and night, multi-role helicopter used in both tactical and strategic operational roles.


* Engines: Three Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM 322 turbines
* Thrust: 2263shp each
* Max speed: 167kts
* Length: 22.8m
* Max altitude: 15,000ft
* Span: 18.6m
* Aircrew: 4