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11 Apr, 2014

Select a Space Suit

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen NASA officials want you – to cast your vote. Now through 15 April 2014, aerospace geeks everywhere have the opportunity to vote on their favorite futuristic space suit design. NASA’s next space suit, the Z-2, is the second and newest prototype in the space organization’s Z series of next-generation spacesuits. Its predecessor, the Z-1 suit, was named one of the best inventions of 2012 by Time Magazine. … Read More

Military, Milaero, nasa, 3D scanning, Aerospace, 3D Printing, Mentor.com, Space suit, Technology, Mil-Aero, Mentor, Z-1, z-2, Mentor Graphics

31 Mar, 2014

Future defense spending

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Many military and aerospace (mil/aero) industry pundits are expressing concern over the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 as it relates to defense spending. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, whose recommendations the President followed in the FY 2015 budget sent to Congress this month, also points out that the new plan is not without its risks. The last installment discussed Secretary Hagel … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Military, Hagel, Littoral Combat Ship, Geek, Mentor Graphics, Navy, Obama, Mentor.com, Marines, sequestration, Mentor

31 Mar, 2014

U.S. mil/aero investments in FY 2015

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Military and aerospace (mil/aero) professionals in North America are debating the U.S. President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, submitted to Congress this month. Priorities for defense going forward include homeland defense, strategic deterrence, building partnership capacity, and defeating asymmetric threats, as well as strengthening counterterrorism and crisis response capabilities. As a result, Special … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, F-35, UAS, Geek, US Air Force, Aerospace, Milaero, Lockheed Martin, Military, Mentor, Northrop Grumman, Global Hawk, Technology, Joint Strike Fighter

31 Mar, 2014

Defense budgets update

Posted by J VanDomelen

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 Feb, 2014

Pre-WWII Levels

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

Canadian candidates

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

Making the Cut Part 2

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

30 Dec, 2013

Increased mil/aero investment

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

23 Dec, 2013

UAS Go Global

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

28 Sep, 2013

Streamlining for Savings

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Aerospace industry events are alive and well, even in a trying economy, as evidenced by growing numbers of attendees at recent conferences. This aerospace geek enjoys conferences and exhibitions, which are a valued source of industry-related information. A single event affords us the opportunity to meet with colleagues new and old, to learn about the latest trends, and to witness the latest innovations … Read More

Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Mentor.com, Bell, Aerospace, Bombardier, Mil-Aero, Milaero, Geek, Bell 525 Relentless, Military, Bell Helicopter, Textron

30 Aug, 2013

Crash Test Helicopter

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Test engineers at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., crashed an old Marine helicopter at the Landing and Impact Research facility. NASA collaborated with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the full-scale Transport Rotorcraft Airframe Crash Testbed. The goals of the complex crash-test event are to test aircraft seatbelt safety, to make aircraft safer and … Read More

Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Mentor.com, COTS, Software, Crash, Technology, Transport Rotorcraft Airframe Crash Testbed, Aerospace, Xbox, Microsoft, helicopter, Mil-Aero, Kinect, Milaero, Military, Geek

27 Aug, 2013

Planetary science support

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen The Appropriations Committee approved a Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) budget package last month, extending NASA’s planetary science budget by roughly $100 million above and beyond the $1.217 billion allotted in the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget. “We were able to restore almost $100 million in funding for planetary science, which will allow NASA to begin important work on the top priorities of … Read More

Military, Milaero, nasa, budget, Geek, Aerospace, Representative Adam Schiff, Mentor.com, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Mil-Aero, Mentor, STEM, Mentor Graphics

27 Aug, 2013

Aerospace: alive & well

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen The world economy has been in the doldrums—both stagnant and sluggish, by all accounts. In turn, military and aerospace (mil/aero) forecasts have indicated steady if not significant decline. Defense budgets have been reduced in the U.S. and U.K., but bolstered in other locales. Just this year, in fact, a wealth of countries—including, in no particular order, China, India, Iraq, Japan, Russia, and Saudi … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Military, budget, defense, Aerospace, nasa, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, Obama, Geek, Mentor

25 Apr, 2013

Warp Factor 10, Mr. Sulu

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen This mil/aero geek is ecstatic that NASA has the resources, since the decommissioning of the shuttles, to start acting as a catalyst for the development of game-changing, space-related technologies. A couple really interesting stories have surfaced recently that have intrigued aerospace geeks, myself included. The most noteworthy is…wait for it…warp speed research! That’s right. You read that correctly. … Read More

SR-71 Blackbird, Skunkworks, Eagleworks, Mil-Aero, electrical, Milaero, Military, nasa, Aerospace, John Applewhite, F-117 Nighthawk, Mentor, F-22 Raptor, Mentor Graphics, Electronic, Mentor.com, Engineer, Geek, F-35 Lightning II, Harold "Sonney" White, U-2, Warp Speed

20 Apr, 2013

Bombardier Steps Up to the Big Boys

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen During the Mentor Graphics Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) 2013 last month, Teal Group Vice President of Analysis Richard Aboulafia delivered both good and bad nws related to current and future aerospace market trends. The commercial passenger jet airliners (or jetliners) to watch are the Airbus A320neo and the Boeing 737 MAX. “This is a well-run duopoly brought to you by Airbus and Boing,” … Read More

Military, Milaero, aerospace market, Mentor, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Aerospace, Geek, china, IESF, CS300, Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum, Bombardier, Japan, C-Series, Electronic, electrical, Engineer, Richard Aboulafia, Richard L. Aboulafia, Russia

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