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Category Archive: Defense

  1. What is “Nominal Pipe Size”?

    Dec
    05
    2019

    You’ve probably encountered the abbreviation NPS previously on our or similar websites. It means “Nominal Pipe Size,” and it is the North American standard for measuring pipe sizes used for various pressures and temperatures. The NPS standard is widely accepted in the USA, but some things have to be observed correctly in order to find […]

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  2. UK Government Decides to Ban Gas Fracking in the Island

    Nov
    26
    2019

    The UK government has decided that the risk of gas fracking is too unpredictable to accept any more, and so they have announced the ban of the controversial well stimulation technique. Officially, the decision was based on the findings of a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). The report concludes that it is […]

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  3. Metal Heat Distortion

    Oct
    18
    2019

    Applying heat to metals can make them easier to forge, machine, weld, and fabricate. However, this also brings some issues with it, metals expand when heated, which makes the whole fabrication process more demanding. Luckily, every alloy comes with a predetermined coefficient of thermal expansion. This coefficient shows how much a given alloy will expand […]

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  4. What Is The Difference Between Steel Billets and Steel Bars?

    Sep
    05
    2019

    At Tech Steel and Materials, we are serious about the products we produce, from start to finish. One of our specialties is to supply steel, more specific, steel billets and bars. What is a steel billet? Steel billets are the product of melting iron ore or scrap iron using a method first introduced in the […]

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  5. U.S. Warns of Spy Dangers of Chinese-Made Drones

    Jun
    28
    2019

    Is there anything that is still secret in our digital world today? How secure is your everyday movements, day to day routines and most intimate information? Are we really protected by firewalls and passwords to secure our most precious information? Have we become so gullible to accept the big banners on software promotions promising just […]

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  6. The U.S. Navy to Facelift Existing Missile Submarine Fleet

    Jun
    24
    2019

    The Navy “Boats” Ohio (1981 to 1997) Virginia (2000 – present) Planned – Columbia The U.S. Navy Ohio class submarines are reaching their age out date. The current 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines have been in service between 1981 and 1997. The new Columbia class submarine, in conjunction with the existing Virginia class submarine, is meant to take […]

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  7. BAE’s Magma Demonstrates Breakthrough ‘Blown-Air’ Flap-Free Flight Technologies

    May
    23
    2019

    Modern aircraft rely on complex moveable flight control surfaces to maneuver their path through the air. BAE Systems revolutionize the future aircraft design First time in history, a flapless unmanned aircraft has been maneuvered in flight by replacing moving surfaces with the blown air technology. UK‘s largest defense and security company BAE Systems has performed flight […]

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  8. Nasa Uncovers 20-Year Aluminum Scheme That Caused 2 Failed Missions

    May
    14
    2019

    In a settlement agreement, an Oregon aluminum extrusion manufacturer, Sapa Profiles, Inc., has agreed to pay $46 million to NASA, the Department of Defense, and others to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a 19-year fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors concluded that Hydro Extrusion Portland, Inc., formerly known as Sapa Profiles Inc. (SPI), and […]

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  9. Technology That Monitors the Wiring in Building and Ships

    May
    03
    2019

    Have you ever had a shocking experience (pardon the pun) when you received your energy bill? Weep no more. Thanks to the latest NILM (non-intrusive load monitoring) technology, expensive energy and repair bills will soon be something of the past by monitoring the state of electrical appliances. The Concept Often referred to as a “recording” […]

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  10. Self-Foldable Drones to Assist on Rescue Missions

    Mar
    15
    2019

    Rescuers have an extremely hard time getting to the victims of natural disasters. New research from the team at the University of Zurich tackles this very problem. They created a drone that retracts its propellers during a flight to get into tight spaces. How Foldable Drones Work Although technology and safety practices are improving, there […]

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  11. The Avalon 2019 Innovation Award Goes to a Cutting Tool

    Mar
    08
    2019

    Jimmy Toton, a Ph.D. candidate at the RMIT University in Melbourne, has won this year’s “Young Defence Innovator Award” along with the $15000 money prize that accompanies it. The young engineer has presented a novel 3-D printed steel cutting tool that convinced the judges of its performance by cutting through titanium alloys in a manner […]

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  12. Boeing Awarded $43 Million to Develop an Autonomous Submerging Watercraft

    Mar
    04
    2019

    Weapon systems never seize to evolve into smarter, more effective, and more sophisticated marvels of engineering. In the recent years, the focus has shifted on autonomously flying drones and augmented reality suites, but that’s not all of it. The U.S. Navy is reportedly developing a pioneering watercraft that will be able to get submerged, opening […]

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  13. Tempest: Britain’s Next-Gen Stealth Fighter

    Oct
    02
    2018

    The U.K. is investing $2.65 billion to become the first nation in the world to have a fleet of hi-tech unmanned fighter jets. A full-size model of the U.K.’s proposed next-generation jet fighter, called “Tempest,” was unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow, held at the Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, U.K., last month. If all goes well, […]

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  14. Secret U.S. Military Technique Helps You Sleep in Two Minutes

    Sep
    21
    2018

    Due to our hectic schedules, stress, and a myriad of life responsibilities, most of us suffer from nights without sleep. However, a military secret to help insomniacs fall asleep in just 120 seconds has been revealed. A book titled “Relax and Win: Championship Performance” features this secret method that is said to have a 96 […]

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  15. 3D Printed Electronic Tattoos Pave The Way For Military Applications

    Sep
    04
    2018

    The idea for 3D printing low-cost electronic tattoos on human skin isn’t a new one, however its potential for use in a number of military applications is a relatively cutting-edge proposal. A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota utilized a custom 3D printer to print electronics on human hands, which researchers believe could […]

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  16. StormBreaker: The Newest U.S. Air Force Deadly Weapon

    Aug
    22
    2018

    Adverse weather conditions greatly limit the capability of pilots to strike moving targets. This has led to the requirement of an all-weather solution that enhances military capabilities without being affected by conditions on the ground or in the air. Missile maker Raytheon’s StormBreaker bomb will soon provide U.S. Air Force pilots with the capability to […]

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  17. Pentagon Moves Top-Secret Military Facility Back to Cold War-Era Nuclear Bunker Carved Into a Mountain

    Jan
    09
    2018

    A fully contained and self-sufficient town functioning secretly and quietly — buried deep beneath a snow-covered mountain. The location for a spy movie? In reality, this town inside a mountain is the setting for a top-secret military facility in Colorado. Cheyenne Mountain is a triple-peaked mountain in El Paso County, Colorado Springs. The linked caves […]

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