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Feds Announce Test Sites for Drone Aircraft

From Military.com Associated Press | Dec 30, 2013 | by Michelle Rindels

LAS VEGAS – The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies.

Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia will host the research sites, the agency said. . . . Read Complete Report

3D Printing Aircraft Carriers?! (Video Report)


Featured Image: U.S. Navy ships assigned to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group sail in formation for a strike group photo in the Caribbean Sea. 29 April 200. Credit: Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Christopher Stephens. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain –  (http://www.defenselink.mil/multimedia/about.html 

From youtube uploaded by SourceFedNERD

Published on May 28, 2013

US Navy considering streamlining its supply chain by turning aircraft carriers into floating 3D printing factories.

Blimp News: Construction is complete on behemoth airship; first flight planned

Photo: The USS Shenandoah Airship, Public domain photo from history.navy.mil. America’s first rigid Airship. Built 1022-23.  SOURCE Wikipedia

From Las Angeles Times

By W.J. Hennigan

January 4, 2013, 1:36 p.m.

A massive cargo-carrying airship has taken shape inside one of the 17-story wooden blimp hangars at the former military base in Tustin.

According to aircraft maker Worldwide Aeros Corp., construction is complete on a 36,000-pound blimp-like aircraft designed for the military to carry tons of cargo to remote areas around the world.

The Montebello company hopes to have a first flight in the coming months and to demonstrate cargo-carrying capability shortly thereafter. . . . Read Complete Report