Defense http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8209/more en The Missile Technology Behind the Malaysian Jet Tragedy http://machinedesign.com/defense/missile-technology-behind-malaysian-jet-tragedy <div class="field-deck"> While accusations fly about who's responsible, technologists speculate about the technology used to down a Malaysian passenger jet over the Ukraine. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are several surface-to-air Soviet missle technologies capable of reaching the Malaysian passenger jet shot down over the Ukraine.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/missile-technology-behind-malaysian-jet-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/missile-technology-behind-malaysian-jet-tragedy#comments Defense Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:36:00 +0000 39331 at http://machinedesign.com The First Eight X Airplanes: From Mach 1 to Almost 7 http://machinedesign.com/technologies/first-eight-x-airplanes-mach-1-almost-7 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here’s a look at the first 13 years of X airplanes, going from 1946 through 1959.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/first-eight-x-airplanes-mach-1-almost-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/first-eight-x-airplanes-mach-1-almost-7#comments Technologies Defense Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:03:00 +0000 38141 at http://machinedesign.com Video Playlist: AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014 http://machinedesign.com/defense/video-playlist-auvsi-unmanned-systems-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Curtis Ellzey </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out all of the videos taken at AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014, brought to you by Machine Design and Engineering TV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/video-playlist-auvsi-unmanned-systems-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/video-playlist-auvsi-unmanned-systems-2014#comments Defense News Wed, 28 May 2014 17:41:00 +0000 37851 at http://machinedesign.com Gallery: Drones and UAVs at the AUVSI show http://machinedesign.com/defense/gallery-drones-and-uavs-auvsi-show <div class="node-body gallery-body">The recently concluded Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International show provided many examples of cutting-edge drone technology</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/gallery-drones-and-uavs-auvsi-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/gallery-drones-and-uavs-auvsi-show#comments Defense Tue, 20 May 2014 20:52:00 +0000 37541 at http://machinedesign.com An Off-Roading Helicopter Takes Off http://machinedesign.com/automotive/roading-helicopter-takes <div class="node-body article-body">The Black Knight Transformer, an off-road vehicle that can take-off and fly like a helicopter, successfully completed initial flight tests, according to its developer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/roading-helicopter-takes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/roading-helicopter-takes#comments Automotive Technologies Defense Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 36571 at http://machinedesign.com How thrusters and controls on NASA’s LADEE work (print title "Making Ladee Last") http://machinedesign.com/defense/how-thrusters-and-controls-nasa-s-ladee-work-print-title-making-ladee-last <div class="node-body article-body">Using a set of three instruments on the LADEE, scientists are measuring the chemical composition of the moon’s atmosphere. They also hope to determine whether lunar dust, electrically charged by sunlight, caused a presunrise glow above the lunar horizon during several Apollo missions. Here’s how the craft uses two thrusters and centralized controls to get around.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/how-thrusters-and-controls-nasa-s-ladee-work-print-title-making-ladee-last" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/how-thrusters-and-controls-nasa-s-ladee-work-print-title-making-ladee-last#comments Defense Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:34:00 +0000 35811 at http://machinedesign.com DoD tests nuclear-delivery system http://machinedesign.com/defense/dod-tests-nuclear-delivery-system <div class="node-body article-body">Technicians at Sandia National Laboratory tested a B61-11 ground-penetrating bomb built to deliver a nuclear weapon by dropping it from a hoist onto a concrete target.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/dod-tests-nuclear-delivery-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/dod-tests-nuclear-delivery-system#comments Defense Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:45:00 +0000 33981 at http://machinedesign.com Darpa explores membrane telescope for spying on Earth http://machinedesign.com/defense/darpa-explores-membrane-telescope-spying-earth <div class="node-body article-body">Darpa explores membrane telescope for spying on Earth</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/darpa-explores-membrane-telescope-spying-earth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/darpa-explores-membrane-telescope-spying-earth#comments Defense Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:24:00 +0000 32861 at http://machinedesign.com U. S. Navy sub launches drone while underwater http://machinedesign.com/defense/u-s-navy-sub-launches-drone-while-underwater <div class="node-body article-body">U. S. Navy sub launches drone while underwater</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/u-s-navy-sub-launches-drone-while-underwater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/u-s-navy-sub-launches-drone-while-underwater#comments Defense Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:52:00 +0000 32811 at http://machinedesign.com How advanced burst discs prevent pressure failures http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/how-advanced-burst-discs-prevent-pressure-failures <div class="field-byline"> David Hawrylo, Principal Engineer, Technetics Group (www.techneticsgroup.com) </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/12/BurstDisc-SM-1a2a.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 197px; float: right; margin: 5px;" title="These low-pressure burst discs are for fueling systems in aircraft. They both protect against pressure surges and are compatible with jet fuel.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/how-advanced-burst-discs-prevent-pressure-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/how-advanced-burst-discs-prevent-pressure-failures#comments Defense Pneumatics Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:02:00 +0000 32781 at http://machinedesign.com