USA will donate a Czech military party reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles ScanEagle production company Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing. According to the Prague Post with a link to the newspaper Lidové noviny, the machines will be used including for the protection of the American military base in Bagram, Afghanistan.
According to representatives of the Czech General staff Yana Ruzickova, which quotes the edition, spring in Afghanistan will send one unmanned complex. The composition of the complex includes 10 aircraft.
To work with drones Czechs will prepare 16 members of the 102nd regiment reconnaissance battalion. In addition ScanEagle reconnaissance will use American units RQ-11 Raven, bought in 2009, as well as Israeli Skylark II.
ScanEagle UAV is adopted in more than a dozen countries, including USA, Australia, Malaysia and Japan. It weighs from 14 to 18 pounds, at speeds up to 148 kilometers per hour and can continuously stay in the air for more than a day.
Scientists from the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands and Kent state University in USA have developed a material that can bend under the influence of light and, thus, to move. The video that demonstrates the properties of the polymer, is available at EurekAlert!.
The head coach of the national team of Russia in speed skating Konstantin Poltavets was hit by a car. The incident occurred in the Netherlands. Poltavets at the time of the accident was riding a Bicycle. On Wednesday, the coach of the Russian team moved the operation, now to his life threatens nothing.
The average life expectancy of Russians in 2016 amounted to 71,87 of year is a record in the history of data collection. The longest-lived in Ingushetia, Dagestan and Moscow (77 years). The lowest rate was recorded in Tuva (64,2), slightly better things in Chukotka (64,4) and the Jewish Autonomous region (65,8).