The Ministry of Defence (MOD) of the United Kingdom has selected the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as a replacement for its Harrier aircraft and may buy up to 150 JSF aircraft. This report seeks to inform the MOD about the overlap of final assembly and repair, assess the suitability of four UK aerospace companies as potential
In recent years, most Cost Adjustment Sheets (CASs) have increased the Navy's Flying Hour Program (FHP) budget. They also have been far more utilized by the F/A-18 program than by program offices for most other types of naval aircraft. RAND assessed the contribution of CASs to the accuracy of FHP
The door to my room banged open so hard that it sent a pile of books tumbling off my shelf.
One of them bounced off my cheekbone, sending me reeling back, head cracking against
the tiny, grimy window. I wrapped my head in my hands and pushed myself back into the
Dad's big hands grabbed me. He'd been a scrapper when he was my age, a legendary
fighter well known to the Bradford coppers. In the years since he'd taken accent training
and got his job working the phone, he'd got a bit fat and lost half a step, but in my mind's
eye, I still...
Whether an interface has been designed for a digital music player or the weapons control system for a fighter aircraft, usability matters. If interface mechanisms have been well designed, the user glides through the interaction using a smooth rhythm that allows work to be accomplished effortlessly. But if the interface is poorly conceived, the user moves in fits and starts, and the end result is frustration and poor work efficiency. Chapter 11 provides knowledge of user interface design.
E very antiaircraft gun in Richmond seemed to thunder at once. The sky above the capital of the
Confederate States filled with black puffs of smoke. Jake Featherston, the President of the CSA, had
heard that his aviators called those bursts nigger-baby flak. They did look something like black dolls—
and they were as dangerous as blacks in the Confederacy, too.
U.S. airplanes didn’t usually come over Richmond by daylight, any more than Confederate aircraft
usually raided Washington or Philadelphia or New York City when the sun was in the sky.