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31 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen The military and aerospace (mil/aero) community has been talking about dwindling defense budgets in the U.S. and Europe for years. Attentions, especially those of technology companies providing mil/aero solutions, have turned to emerging markets, including BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) countries. President Obama sent his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget to Congress … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Chuck Hagel, DoD, BRIC, Military, Mentor, Obama, Mentor Graphics, Geek, MENA

28 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen The Super Bowl may be but a memory for many, but those of us in the Pacific Northwest are still reveling in victory and overflowing with pride. In case you missed it, Seattle Seahawks dominated this year’s Super Bowl with a decisive 43 – 8 victory over the Denver Broncos. Earlier this month, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey the Legion of Boom, the now infamous Seattle defense, held … Read More

Peyton Manning, Milaero, Seahawks, Broncos, Geek, Boeing, Seattle, Mentor.com, Super Bowl, Mil-Aero, Mentor, Mentor Graphics

28 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel earlier this week discussed recommendations for the Pentagon’s Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 2015. Many in the military and aerospace (mil/aero) community have, since Defense Sec. Hagel’s talk, been repeating “the smallest Army since before World War II” or something similar. That phrase is in reference to the recommendation to reduce the number of U.S. Army soldiers/troops … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Military, Chuck Hagel, DoD, advanced military technology, Mentor Graphics, soldier, U.S. Army, Mentor.com, Geek, Warfighters, WWII, Mentor

27 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen For years and in the midst of an economic downturn, military and aerospace (mil/aero) analysts have predicted that governments and military leaders will eventually opt to reduce the number of military personnel or “boots on the ground,” as they often described, in favor of advanced high-tech platforms, systems, and solutions. That time may now be at hand. The mil/aero community, especially is the U.S., … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Chuck Hagel, Defense Budget, Aerospace, Mentor, Pentagon, Technology, Mentor Graphics, Fiscal Year 2015, U.S. Department of Defense, Geek

27 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One staffers selected two semifinalists, who hope to take a one-way trip to Mars, from Canada—and more specifically, Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.). This military and aerospace (mil/aero) geek already discussed intriguing Fiction Author Marina Miral; now attentions turn to Alex Marion, a 26-year-old psychology graduate. Alexander “A-Lex on Mars” Marion took a unique approach to grabbing the … Read More

Mentor, Mars One, Mentor Graphics, A.J. Parsons, Technology, Aerospace, A-Lex, Mentor.com, Geek, Mil-Aero, Marina Miral, Milaero, Alex Marion, Military, Buzz Aldrin

27 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One, which plans to set up the first human settlement on the Red Planet, just completed the process of whittling a pool of more than 200,000 eager men and women to little more than 1,000. Of the 1,058 semifinalists are two Canadians in Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.). Thirty-year-old Marina Miral, a juvenile fiction author, and Alex Marion, a 26-year-old psychology graduate, have made it onto … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Alex Marion, The Times Colonist, Geek, Aerospace, Military, Mentor, Star Trek, Mentor Graphics, Starfleet, Marina Miral, Technology, Mars One

26 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One has completed the semi-final round of selection for the first four-person crew to travel on a one-way journey to Mars by 2025. This elimination round cut the field of applicants to just 1,058 from a pool of more than 200,000. The selection process continues, and the lucky finalists of this impressive, if not ambitious, project will occupy and help to establish the first human settlement on … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Pacific Northwest, AJ Parsons-Taylor, Geek, Aerospace, Mentor Graphics, Springfield, Technology, Mentor.com, Mars One, The Simpsons, Mentor

31 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen The Boeing Company is an aerospace company that is no stranger to press. In 2013, Boeing made headlines with news that was good, bad, and ugly. Boeing staff is again making news, and doing the Pacific Northwest proud in a big way. People throughout the Pacific Northwest Washington State are brimming with pride and excitement over the Seattle Seahawks playing in Super Bowl XLVIII (48) on Super Bowl Sunday, … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, 747-8, Super Bowl XLVIII, Technology, Aerospace, 12th Man, Milaero, Geek, Seahawks, Mentor, Seattle, Boeing, Super Bowl, Flight Tracking

30 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One, a non-profit organization that plans to establish a permanent human colony on Mars by 2025, has selected its semi-finalists. Mars One officials have completed the semi-final round of its selection process for the first four person crew to travel to Mars, one way. When Mars One first solicited applications, this aerospace geek posed the question on social media: Would you travel to and live … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Geek, Mars, Aerospace, Mentor, Technology, Mentor Graphics, mars colony, Mars One

29 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen Aerospace professionals have, for the past two months, been eagerly watching the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) Chang’e 3 mission to the Moon. Late last week, however, the China National Space Administration’s (CNSA’s) dreams of having its Chang’e 3 lander and Yutu (or Jade Rabbit) lunar rover successfully perform a lengthy mission (one year for the lander and three months for the rover) on … Read More

Technology, Moon, Mentor Graphics, Chang'e 3, China National Space Administration, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Milaero, Aerospace, CNSA, Geek, COTS, Jade Rabbit, Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, Lunar, Mentor, CLEP, Electronic, Electric, Yutu

28 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen Yutu, which is said to translate literally to “Jade Rabbit,” is China’s unmanned rover that made headlines in December, when it achieved an historic milestone. On 14 December 2013, it became the first probe to soft-land on the Moon in nearly 40 years, earning China the distinction of being the third country to log this impressive achievement. (A soft-land is a landing that is smooth, steady, and does … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, SASTIND, china, Yutu, Geek, Aerospace, State Administration for Science, Mentor Graphics, Technology, Mentor.com, Technology and Industry for National Defense, Jade Rabbit, unmanned, Mentor

28 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen The aerospace market is booming, and expected to remain in a positive direction for some time to come. Organizations across the world are investing in the advancement of myriad spacecraft and aircraft programs. In the U.S., NASA officials have been actively partnering with commercial aerospace firms, and innovators design, develop, and test novel new aircraft platforms, both manned and unmanned. At … Read More

Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Mentor.com, China National Space Administration, UAV, Yutu, CNSA, Aerospace, Moon, Lijian, Sharp Sword, Lunar, Shenyang Aviation, Geek, Technology, Jade Rabbit

30 Dec, 2013

J VanDomelen United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials placed large orders for military vehicles in 2013. During the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Dubai in February 2013 alone, UAE leaders announced multiple contracts to help outfit its armed forces with modern, military vehicles. Orders of note at IDEX 2013 included UAE contracts for 750 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) all-terrain … Read More

Military, Milaero, Philip Finnegan, Geek, Israel, Aerospace, Teal Group, Mentor.com, UAS, Mil-Aero, Mentor, UAV, Mentor Graphics

30 Dec, 2013

J VanDomelen A major theme of the military and aerospace (mil/aero) market in 2013 is globalization. Attentions in the U.S. and Europe, where mil/aero budgets are tight, are turning to emerging markets—and two of the strongest growth areas are Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The Boeing Company forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will require 2,610 new airplanes, at a total value of $550 billion, over the … Read More

Middle East, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Boeing, Commercial Airline, Aerospace, Milaero, Mentor, Mentor Graphics, Emirates, Geek

23 Dec, 2013

J VanDomelen 2013 brought with it continued economic challenges, with military and aerospace (mil/aero) budgets suffering cutbacks; yet, the mil/aero community continues to innovate and find ways to accomplish more with less. Militaries around the world are achieving more with fewer resources through the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also popularly known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or remotely piloted … Read More

Military, Milaero, Northrup Grumman X-47B, Geek, unmanned aircraft systems, General Atomics Predator, Aerospace, RPAS, Mentor.com, Technology, Mil-Aero, Mentor, UAS, UAV, Mentor Graphics

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