Archive for August 7th, 2017

Lost de Havilland Mosquito blueprints discovered

Posted in Heritage on August 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

More than 20,000 engineering drawings and diagrams for the de Havilland Mosquito have been found, just days before bulldozers were due to destroy their hiding place.

De Havilland Mosquito production at Hatfield 1943
By British official photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Taiwan conducts live-firing test of its Oerlikon 35 mm anti-aircraft gun

Posted in Air Defense on August 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Taiwan carried out a night-time Oerlikon GDF-006 35mm anti-aircraft cannon firing drill in Pingtung County on Aug. 4.

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Photo: ROC MND
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U.S. Army bans Chinese commercial drones, cites cyber vulnerabilities

Posted in Army, UAV on August 7th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Army has published a memo on Aug. 2 that bans its soldiers from using commercial drones made by Chinese firm DJI.

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By Volatus (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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