- Crashing from the Air--And on the Ground. Thompson, Mark // Time;5/8/2000, Vol. 155 Issue 19, p26
Reports on the problems with the United States Air Force aircraft Global Hawk. Accidental crash command which resulted in the pilotless aircraft crashing into the desert; Crash at Edwards Air Force Base in December 1999, after the plane had landed and the computer malfunctioned; Reason why the...
- Quiet USAF Organization Fields Covert Spycraft. Fulghum, David A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;7/24/2000, Vol. 153 Issue 4, p176
Provides information on the United States Air Force's low-profile Big Safari program, an airborne intelligence force. Turning of innovative ideas into operational systems on both manned and unmanned reconnaissance aircraft; Specialization of the office in fast-response, low-cost,...
- Setting Records In Cold and Hot Wars. Fulghum, David A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;7/24/2000, Vol. 153 Issue 4, p182
Lists projects participated in by the United States Air Force's Big Safari program. Installation of the first infrared scanner for aerial reconnaissance in a C-97 aircraft in the May 1957 Project Lulu Belle; First inflight refueling system in a C-130 aircraft in July 1976 Project Combat Talon.
- USAF Reconnaissance Comes Into Focus. Fulghum, David A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;7/24/2000, Vol. 153 Issue 4, p184
Focuses on the United States Air Force's Big Safari program that helps organize its fragmented covert activities and to develop the ability to build and support small numbers of specialized aircraft. Mounting of a focal-length camera to gather photo intelligence on transport aircraft as the...
- Air Force prepares new UAV acquisitions, operations. Fulghum, David A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/27/1995, Vol. 143 Issue 22, p52
Reports on US Air Force's formation o the 11th Reconnaissance Squadron to operate its planned unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Service's establishment of a Joint Endurance UAV system program office (SPO) to acquire its fleet of UAVs; Commercial developers of the UAVs.
- AFGHANISTAN. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;12/3/2001, Vol. 155 Issue 23, p18
Reports on the aerial test operations of the United States Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aircrafts in Afghanistan. Reliability of the aircrafts; Lack of logistics systems installed in the planes; Establishment of a chain to cue the high-altitude of the aircrafts to a satellite.
- U-2 to get improved targeting capability. Wall, Robert // Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/23/1998, Vol. 149 Issue 21, p56
Discusses upgrades for the United States Air Force's U-2 planes to speed up the delivery of precise target coordinates to battlefield commanders and expand the types of targets the reconnaissance aircraft can see. Previous upgrades made to the U-2; Shortfalls to be dealt with by the...
- U-2. Dyer, Tom // Flying Safety;Dec96/Jan97, Vol. 52/53 Issue 12/1, p37
Reports about the accident record for the United States Air Force U-2 aircraft. Outstanding performance of the U-2 despite its limitations; High rate of mishaps in the last five years; Need to redouble efforts to make the aircraft safe as possible.
- USAF stresses UAVs for recon. Fulghum, David A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/27/1993, Vol. 139 Issue 13, p44
Reports on the US Air Force's cancellation of its advanced tactical aircraft reconnaissance system. Effort to fulfill its tactical reconnaissance needs from three other sources; Non-operation of the medium-range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by individual services; Interest in transferring...