Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tesla Roadster 2020 Presentation Extended Highlights


Elon Musk also unveiled the new Tesla Roadster 2020. It will be the first standard production car with 250+ top speed characteristics. Development will start in 2020. 
It is the new Tesla electric car! 
This is the full version of Elon Musk’s presentation of Tesla Semi Truck and Tesla Roadster on Tesla Special Event on November 16, 2017.



Elon Musk presents Tesla Roadster 2020 within November 16th Launch Event. Tesla Semi has amazing battery performance and stunning design.

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk presents Tesla Semi right from the stage! Tesla Semi is ready to go for long distances with fully loaded body. Tesla Semi has 620 Miles Range with amazing cost which almost 2 times less than standard Diesel Truck. All Tesla Semi are equipped with Autopilot feature. 

 source: tesla.com

Friday, November 17, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Boeing 737 -- From Cold and Dark to Ready for Taxiing



Logbook (Aircraft & Cabin)……………………………………………………..CHECK
Verify maintenance status is acceptable for flight and ensure agreement
with authorized dispatch deviations
Battery Switch………………………………………………………………………………… ..ON
Verify guard down.
Standby Power Switch………………………………………………………………AUTO
DC Meter Selector…………………………………………………………………………..BAT
Check voltmeter at least 23V DC and ammeter zero.
Electric Hydraulic Pump Switches…………………………………………………..OFF
Landing Gear Lever……………………………………………………………………DOWN
 Establish Electrical Power And Air Conditioning
Battery Condition………………………………………………………………..CHECKED
A minimum of 23V is required for APU start.
APU Bleed Air Switch……………………………………………………………………..OFF
APU Switch……………………….MOMENTARY START, RELEASE TO ON
Check the LOW OIL PRESSURE light illuminated and check a full
scale negative deflection on the DC ammeter.
Check the LOW OIL PRESSURE light extinguished.  Monitor EGT.
APU Generator…………………………………………………………………..ON BUSSES
When the APU GEN OFF BUS light illuminates, move the APU Generator Bus
switches to ON.  Verify  BUS OFF  SOURCE OFF lights extinguish.
There are some side notes on this procedure, APU needs positive fuel pressure to function well, so select L MAIN PUMPS on
APU…………………………………………………………………………………… ON BUSSES
APU generator connected to busses.
Cabin Temperature Selectors………………………………………………………AUTO
Set for desired temperature( preferred 25-26 C)
Isolation Valve Switch………………………………………………….. AUTO
APU Bleed Air Switch……………………………………………………………………….ON
Left or Right Air Conditioning Pack Switch……………………………………………………………AUTO or HIGH
Receiving Aircraft Procedure/Checklist 
IRS Selectors……………………………………………………………………………… ….NAV
Move IRS mode selector from OFF through ALIGN to NAV.  Observe the ON DC lights momentarily illuminate during self test.  Observe the
white IRS ALIGN lights illuminate after ten seconds indicating start of alignment.  After ten minutes of successful alignment, the IRS
automatically enters NAV mode.
FMC IDENT Page…………………………………………………………………………SELECT
Verify that current NAV DATA(AIRAC 0907 for us) is selected.
Present Position……………………………………………………………………..ENTER
Ensure that IRS’s are in NAV and both ALIGN lights are illuminated.
Select POS INIT on our FMC/CDU, enter the ICAO airport identifier into REF AIRPORT (2L), check no warnings on scratchpad( like SET IRS POS(HDG)
Fuel System (Flow)………………………………………………………………CHECKED
Verify the crossfeed selector is closed and the VALVE OPEN light is extinguished.
Main Tank Fuel Pumps:
Verify main tank fuel pump switches are ON, and their respective pump LOW PRESSURE lights are extinguished.
Center Tank Fuel Pumps:
If fuel quantity exceeds 1,000 lbs., verify center tank fuel pump switches are ON, and their respective pump LOW PRESSURE lights are extinguished.
Galley Power (Flow)………………………………………………………………………….ON
Emergency Exit Lights (Flow)………………………………………………….CAPPED
No Smoking Sign (Flow)……………………………………………………………………ON
The no smoking sign will remain ON for all flights
Seat Belt Sign (Flow)……………………………………………………………………….OFF
Window Heat (Flow)…………………………………………………………………………ON
Pitot Heat (Flow)……………………………………………………………..OFF
Anti-Ice (Flow)………………………………………………………………………………..OFF
Hydraulics……………………………………………………………………CHECKED, ON
Position System A and B hydraulic pump switches to the ON position.
Air Conditioning & Pressurization…………………………………………………..SET
Move the air temperature selector to SUPPLY DUCT(DUCTS for some operators)
Place the control and passenger cabin temperature controls to AUTO.
Verify that RECIRC FAN switch(es) are ON.
Check L or R pack on( we already did that, pax thank us )
Check the isolation valve switch in the AUTO position, both engine bleed air switches on, APU bleed air switch ON,recirculating fan switch in AUTO.
The proposed cruise altitude should be set into the FLT ALT selector.
Destination field elevation should be set into the LAND ALT selector.
Two hundred feet below destination field elevation should be set into the
CABIN ALT selector (if installed). ( example LAND ALT has been entered 310, CABIN ALT=110)
Exterior Lights (Flow)…………………………………………………(AS REQUIRED)
Position lights are to be ON any time there is electrical power on the aircraft. Logo lights should be operated at night below 18,000 feet.
Engine Start Ignition Select Switches (Flow)……………………………………………..IGN L or R
Done with overhead panel, lets move down a bit
EFIS Control Panel (Flow)……………………………………………….SET
Enter decision height of arrival airport, switch BARO to either IN(inches) or HPA( hectopascals). Example: QNH 1013=HPA
Click on the TFC(traffic switch) to turn it on, check EFIS mode is on MAP for departure, and that your beautiful WXR radar is off
Mode Control Panel…………………………………………………………………………SET
Ensure the autopilots are OFF; that courses, altitude, heading, and speed are set for the anticipated departure; that the bank limiter is set on 25 degrees; that flight director switches are ON with the correct MA light illuminated. When selecting a value on the MCP, ensure the corresponding display on the instrument also changes.
Altimeters & Flight Instruments……………………….SET, CHECKED
Enter local QNH( IRS must be aligned for proper indication of altitude), check airspeed 0, digital showing 45, no warning flags on the FMA
Autobrake (Flow)……………………………………………………………………………RTO
Speedbrake (Flow)………………………………………………………DOWN DETENT 
Flaps & Slats (Flow)……………………………………………………….WITH GAUGE, 0
Start Levers……………………………………………………………………………..CUTO FF
Transponder………………………………………………………………………….STA NDBY, TCAS TEST
Prior to the TCAS system check, the IRS alignment must be complete.
Parking Brake…………………………………………………………………………………. SET

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Advanced Russian Corvette Already on Service


This multi-role ship is being built at St. Petersburg's Severnaya Verf Shipyard, it is designed for antisubmarine and surface warfare as well as for supporting land operations. The vessel is made of composite materials and incorporates stealth technology, which has considerably reduced its radar and infrared signatures.






The corvete has a crew of 99 and is equipped with artillery, missile and anti-submarine weaponry, as well as an advanced radar sytem.
Its armaments include cruise missiles!!! , a Redut anti-aircraft missile system and a A-190-01 100mm gun. It also has a hangar for operating a Kamov Ka-27 antisubmarine warfare helicopter.


The 104-meter-long corvette has a full displacement of 2,200 metric tons and a maximum speed of 27 knots (about 50 kilometers) per hour.

Monday, November 13, 2017

THE JOB OF THE EA-6B PROWLER GRUMMAN AVIATION FILM

The EA-6B Prowler is powered by two turbojet engines, and it is capable of high subsonic speeds. Due to its extensive electronic warfare operations, and the aircraft's age (produced until 1991), the EA-6B is a high-maintenance aircraft, and it also has undergone more frequent equipment upgrades than any other aircraft in the Navy or Marine Corps. Although designed as an electronic warfare and command-and-control aircraft for air strike missions, the EA-6B is also capable of attacking some surface targets on its own, in particular enemy radar sites and surface-to-air missile launchers. In addition, the EA-6B is capable of gathering electronic signals intelligence. 




The EA-6B Prowler has been continually upgraded over the years. The first such upgrade was named "expanded capability" (EXCAP) beginning in 1973. Then came "improved capability" (ICAP) in 1976 and ICAP II in 1980. The ICAP II upgrade provided the EA-6B with the capability of firing Shrike missiles and AGM-88 HARM missiles

Sunday, November 12, 2017

US Navy Railgun Successfully Fires Multi-Shot Salvos



The Office of Naval Research (ONR) demonstrates the Navy's electromagnetic railgun initial rep-rate fires of multi-shot salvos at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. The revolutionary railgun relies on a massive electrical pulse, rather than gunpowder or other chemical propellants, to launch projectiles at distances over 100 nautical miles – and at speeds that exceed Mach 6!!!!



Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Murmansk- BN:EPITOME OF ELECTRONIC WARFARE



The «Murmansk-BN» is capable of disorganizing command & control of potential enemy. He works at a distance of more than 5 000 km.
The complex is radio reconnaissance, interception of enemy signals and their suppression. It works around the shortwave bands.



"Murmansk" - a powerful antenna, allowing a high probability at specified distances or pluck a radio or disrupt and hinder it. A loss of communication in a real battle...is the loss of control with all the ensuing negative consequences.

Impressive and other characteristics of the new technology, in particular, the range of its effective application. Distance of 3000 km for "Murmansk-BN" is not the limit

B-2 Spirit of Kansas Crash , Guam 23 Feb 2008


The billion-dollar aircraft was taking off with three others on their last flight out of Guam after a four-month deployment, part of a continuous U.S. bomber presence in the western Pacific. After the crash, the other three bombers were being kept on Guam, said Maj. Eric Hilliard at Hickham Air Force Base in Hawaii. 



There are only 21 B-2 stealth bombers in existence (20 now). The final report into the crash of a B-2 Spirit bomber belonging to the United States Air Force (USAF) in Guam has determined that the crash was caused by moisture on sensors which caused the jet to receive inaccurate data. It was the first loss of a B-2, which costs US$1.4 billion (in the top 10 mishaps of all time).

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Russian Mobile Anti-Drone System


Russian engineers have completed development of a new mobile anti-drone warfare complex. Appropriately named the ‘Repellent’, the system is designed to suppress and destroy miniaturized enemy drones no larger than a few dozen centimeters and no heavier than a few kilograms.

Repellent-1 was created by engineers from the Moscow-based JSC Scientific & Technical Center of Electronic Warfare (STC-EW) design bureau. The system is capable of automatically detecting and neutralizing enemy spy drones at distances of over 30 km, suppressing their control sensors via powerful jamming, or through directed interference to the drones’ satellite navigation systems.

Repellent-1’s unique, supersensitive electronic intelligence station uses enemy drones’ control signals to detect them across long distances at any time of day or night, and under any weather conditions, including the extreme conditions of the Arctic. The complex is designed to operate in temperatures below —45° Celsius and strong winds, or at up to 50° Celsius.