The Loss Of Liberal Arts Education | usm Free Press

LAAD 2015: Meprolight Secures Several Orders for Night Vision Systems

Students have struggled to find enough classes to work towards their major. Grenier is taking a research methods class online with a random professor from California, and said shes missing out big time on the classic classroom experience. Jillian Harrington, a senior criminology major felt relieved she was graduating in May, as she was able to finish her degree largely without being affected by the cuts. However, Harrington still expressed curiosity concerning the value of her degree, in a market of employers that have read the bad press surrounding USM.
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The so-called Block 2B version that will go to the Marines in July can only loiter over the battlefield for up to 30 minutes and will only carry two short-range air-to-surface bombs of the same type and two medium-range air-to-air missiles, according to Gilmore. Future versions for the other service branches are planned to include a wider variety of weapons but still face extensive testing. The F-35s loiter time is not likely to improve due to its engine and design. The A-10 Thunderbolt, also known as the Warthog, can remain over the battlefield for 90 minutes, carry at least four air-to-surface weapons and use its powerful nose cannon for close air support of ground forces, Gilmore testified. This [F-35 variant] reminds me of something before the A-10 not something after the A-10, said Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., a freshman lawmaker and former Warthog pilot. McSally said she was concerned about the lack of capabilities with the first F-35 variant, saying that weapons payload, loiter time over the battlefield, and the ability to take a hit from an enemy are key to the A-10 success. Congress is now weighing the purchase of more F-35 Lightning II aircraft as part of the 2016 defense budget.
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First version of F-35s will not outdo A-10 in battlefield capabilities – U.S. – Stripes

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Mountable on a wide variety of weapon platforms, the MEPRO LI-OR can be supplied with any standard high-quality 18mm image intensifier tube ensuring superior imaging quality under low-light and night conditions. The systems are available with x4 or x7 magnification and include an illuminated red open-cross or mil-dot reticle. MEPRO MINIMON (L) Multi-Functional Lightweight Monocular The system has been sold to a South American government agency. The compact and lightweight MEPRO MINIMON (L) fully meets the diverse requirements characterizing night operations in harsh tactical and environmental conditions including special naval operations requiring submersion to a depth of up to 20 meters. Based on the proven monocular operation concept, equipped with a 40 field-of-view and a large eye-relief, the system provides exceptional night vision imagery while allowing the user to maintain full situational awareness with the unaided eye. Utilizing a standard high-quality 18mm image intensifying tube and featuring a modular design, it can be used in single or binocular configurations while head-mounted, helmet-mounted, weapon-mounted or hand-held. MEPRO BINIMON (A) Aviators Night Vision System The system has been sold to a leading air force.
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The Vapor is more than simply a murdered out Challenger. According to the Air Force, the matte finish is a radar-absorbing coating, similar to the kind used on the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter. Furthering the stealth exterior is a set of carbon fiber tire caps, a Mad Max-style grille, and a couple aero elements on the roof to refocus the airflow. Flipping up the scissor doors gives us access to the cockpit, which keeps its side-by-side layout, unlike the single-seater X-1. Inputs like the steering wheel and gear selector have been replaced with an aircraft yoke and throttle lever. In place of a traditional dashboard, three LCD monitors that allow access to GPS navigation, internet access, and thermal imaging. Yes, you can essentially drive the Vapor in the cover of darkness with no headlights as the thermal imaging scanner will project whats in its sight on a heads-up display for the driver/pilot.
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