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Unwired

Avoid unnecessary entanglements.

Long before consumers entangled themselves in their computer and home-electronics connectors, wires were the bane of photographers. They short out and otherwise malfunction, get disconnected, snap, and trip up photographers and assistants. No wonder that wireless triggers for flash units and cameras have become so popular.

Wireless triggers fall into three categories: optical slaves, infrared triggers, and radio triggers.

Optical slaves are devices that trigger a flash unit when they sense another flash firing. Optical slaving is widely used in studio flash photography, and virtually all studio flash units today have built-in slaves. Many accessory hotshoe-mount flash

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Slovenia Merges Air Force and Air Defence Units

ON FEBRUARY 1, all the Slovenian Army’s (SV — Slovenska Vojska) air force and air defence units were integrated into a new unit known as the Brigada Zracne Obrambe in Letalstva (BRZOL — Air Defence and Air Force Brigade).

An official establishment ceremony was held at Cerklje ob Krki air base on February 12, attended by Defence Minister Karl Erjavec, who said that forming BRZOL would make military aviation and air defence units more effective. Integrating Slovenia’s air force and air defence assets into a single unit took place just three years and three months after they were separated, when

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FORCE ON FORCE

US Army Aviation Aggressor Training

THE SOVIET-MADE armour made contact with the American forces along the base of the mountains on the desert valley floor. A pair of AH-1 gunship helicopters popped up over a ridge nicknamed the «whale» and skimmed across the ground at 50ft. Using the dry river beds as cover, they approached the enemy positions.

Emerging onto the flat desert, the pilots began calling the targets, quickly firing at vehicles and troop concentrations. The enemy was dug in well and difficult to spot among the wreckage of the previous battles. Suddenly, the instrument panel lit up with

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FIVE RAF FIGHTER UNITS TO GO

JAGUAR RETIRED EARLY

RAF 16 (Reserve) Squadron Jaquar GR.3A XZ392 ‘PF’ departs RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, on July 19 after this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (see pages 78-82). As part of the newly-announced defence cuts, the entire RAF Jaquar fleet will have been withdrawn by October 2007.

DETAILS OF the long-expected UK defence cuts were finally officially revealed in Parliament on July 21 by Secretary of State for Defence Geoff Hoon, when he presented a new Defence Command Paper, CM6269, entitled Delivering Security in a Changing World: Future Capabilities. Unlike the last Defence White Paper (see A New Vision?, February,

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SOUTH received new fire control system Machine-B

MOSCOW, Jan. 17 — RIA Novosti. The new upgraded systems command vehicle artillery fire control "Machine-B" arrived in Southern Military District (SOUTH), according to the press service of the Southern Military District.

"The new upgraded systems command vehicle artillery fire control" Machine-B "entered service in military units SOUTH Stavropol and Krasnodar regions, Volgograd region, Chechnya and Dagestan, as well as in the Russian military bases in South Ossetia and Abkhazia," — said in a statement .

This complex is designed for reconnaissance and fire control of artillery units in close cooperation

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CTZ has begun to ship the big party machinery foresters country

Until the end of 2012 in accordance with the agreements concluded with the territorial units of the Federal Forestry Agency, the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant should send more than fifty bulldozers to equip fire-chemical stations Russian regions, According to the press service of the company.

The national park forest fire technology this year will replenish the factory machines with hydraulic transmission and mechanics, including marsh bulldozers based on B-10. All units are supplied in a special version — with the protection of the frame structure above the cab, which allows you to keep drivers from falling trees. Depending on customer requirements

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Number of shipments of engineering technology in the Strategic Rocket Forces increased by 3 times

In recent years, the volume of supply of engineering technology and engineering assets in units of the Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) have increased 3 times compared to previous years.

Chief of Engineers, the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel Dmitry Evmenenko reported that in 2010, the missile forces set up more than 80 units of engineering equipment and more than 100 tons of engineering equipment, which greatly exceeds the supply volumes of previous years. Similar figures on the volume of deliveries of engineering technology and engineering assets in units of the Strategic Missile Forces achieved in 2011.

Currently, representatives

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The number of cars exported in the I quarter of 2013 increased by 30%

Imports of passenger cars in Russia in January-March 2013 decreased by 8.7% compared to the same period last year — to 208.6 thousand units, the Federal Customs Service. In monetary terms, that's $ 4.2 billion, mainly passenger cars were imported from foreign countries. Imports of trucks in Russia for the period decreased by 21% to 17.6 million units, or $ 510.3 million in cash.

The number of cars exported in the I quarter of 2013 increased by 30% — to 31.6 million units (up $ 302.4 million), trucks — by 13% to 3.4 million units (up

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The number of units of a voluntary fire brigade in Russia has exceeded half a million people

The number of personnel of public institutions volunteer fire department in Russia this year has exceeded half a million people (526,970).

July 29 in Astrakhan oblaati completed the first all-Russian volunteer fire departments charges of

According to the MOE, in the subjects of the Russian Federation now has 25450 public associations of fire protection. On their arms is almost 15,000 units of the basic fire-fighting equipment and more than 10,000 devices.

Volunteer firefighters provide protection to the 24,840 communities that are home to 9,790,000 people.

rite of initiation into the volunteer fire Orenburg Region (June 2012)

Until the end of

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AvtoKrAZ in 2011 produced 1071 units of cars and assembly kits

Last year, Kremenchug Automobile Plant produced 1071 units of cars and assembly kits. As a result of the production of "AvtoKrAZ" growth in 2010 was 107%.

According to the results of the production of "AvtoKrAZ" for 2011, the company sold 1,263 units of consumer vehicles, which is 1.2 times higher than the same period in 2010. Of the total number of vehicles shipped 71% of the cars delivered to the CIS countries, 20% — in Ukraine, 9% — other countries of the world.

The largest number of vehicles — 740 units (82%) — was delivered to the Russian

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