U2 Spy Plane U2 Spy Plane What was the U2 spy plane incident, how did it increase tension andwhat were the results of this? Throughout the 1950's, the United States was gravely concerned about the Soviet Union, and was anxious to keep a close eye on the Soviet military and the capabilities that they held. In 1957, President Eisenhower, with the help of the Pakistani government, set up a secret intelligence facility in north-western Pakistan to monitor the Soviets. Nearness was significant in intelligence gathering because there were no satellites to survey other countries in the 1950's. The U-2 spy plane was a technological masterpiece created by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
The first issue was realized before the RFP proposal was submitted. Gary realized the original material did not meet the specified temperature required by Space Technology Industries (STI). They continued to have technical issues with alternate test matrix and with the new materials. Later in the project, they found the new material met the required temperature but it would last less than five years. Gary encountered ethical issues when the proposal was submitted that the material could withstand up to 155 degrees which is a stretch because the material could only withstand up to 130 degrees, using STI’s money to test new materials without informing them, withholding information about the age life of the new material and not sending out the technical data ahead of time to the clients so they could analyze it before the meeting allowed the clients to question Gary’s integrity.
WW1 was the first major war where airplanes were used as an important part of the army. When WW1 began, airplanes played a small role in the battles. But by the end of WW1, the air force became an important branch of the army. At the start of WW1, airplanes were very simple. But by the time WW1 has ended, airplanes had become more developed and weapons were added to it like, bombs and guns.
Even professional commercial pilots who have had decades of experience admit that they themselves would be challenged or completely be unable to pull of these fantastic aeronautical maneuvers achieved by these supposed terrorists pilots. Furthermore the flight instructors of these terrorist pilots which instructed them in flight school have publicly stated on several occasions that they could barely fly a private jet, and to believe that they could fly a commercial jet airliner the way they did is impossible. Therefore while keeping all this in mind it is very plausible that these terrorists pilots never flew the plane at all, but instead these planes were controlled by an advanced technology known as the GPS-Guided Aircraft Autopilot System, which simply means that the planes were controlled and directed by advanced computer technology, capable of both having no human pilot to fly the plane and as well as having the ability to perform incredible aeronautical maneuvers as reported in the 9/11 Commissions Report. There are several pilots in the 9/11 truth movements and more than hundred and fifty plus have willingly come forward claiming that they doubt the official story regarding the terrorists pilots abilities. One of the Co-Founders Ro Balsamo, a commercial
The “Five Forces” are external forces that a corporation needs to consider for its business strategy to compete with other in the real world. The “Five Forces” that shape the competition according to Mr. Porter are: 1) Threat of New Entrants, 2) Bargaining Power of Suppliers, 3) Bargaining Power of Buyers, 4) Threat of Substitute Products or Services, and 5) Rivalry Among Existing Competitors. In 2004, Robert Kaplan and David Norton published “Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes”. Their strategy map provides a systematic way to analyze if the intangible assets are aligned with the critical internal processes. Intangible assets according to Kaplan et al.
SWOT analysis: Toucon Collection’s strength is that consumer can trust their products. To avoid being cheated by amateurs and fly-by-night sellers, consumers desire to find a big company which could ensure them a quality, authentic products. Toucon Collection has supply problems recent years in collecting certain volume of replica products. The reason is both the rapidly increased competition and the strict governments not allowing exportation of certain artifacts because of their “national significance”. SWOT Matrix for Toucon Collection Inc. Case Selected Internal Factors Representative Selected External Factors Representative Strengths Weakness Opportunities Threats Management Experienced and observant sales manager Lack of management depth Competition Toucon has Long history and provide high quality products Amateurs and fly to night competitors Marketing Target is strong Highly limited distribution Consumer trends customers need a company they can trust Lack of products to satisfy consumers’ demand Manufacturing
Neither owner had experience in venture capital financing. Their due diligence in finding investment sources led them to find two perfect fits to the progression of their company: Alpha Ventures and Mega Fund. But, the two are neither proficient nor knowledgeable about how to analyze the two term sheets for their best interests. This analysis will break down each spectrum of the term sheet to decipher the proper fit and best case for Trendsetter, Inc. I will say ahead of time that I believe Alpha’s term sheet is the better of the two, given that negotiation could be obtained though some clauses such as escrow shares, liquidation preference, compensation committee and board make-up.
 This method became standard and remains standard on fixed-wing aircraft of all kinds.  From the beginning of their aeronautical work, the Wright brothers focused on developing a reliable method of pilot control as the key to solving "the flying problem". This approach differed significantly from other experimenters of the time who put more emphasis on developing powerful engines.  Using a small homebuilt wind tunnel, the Wrights also collected more accurate data than any before, enabling them to design and build wings and propellers that were more efficient than any before.  Their first U.S. patent, 821,393, did not claim invention of a flying machine, but rather, the invention of a system of aerodynamic control that manipulated a flying machine's surfaces.
During the 30’s the British developed a simple radio-controlled UAV called the Queen Bee. It could be landed for future reuse, reaching speeds of 160 km/h. Although instead of using it for offensive actions, it was mostly used for aerial target practice for British pilots. At the time of World War II, the National Socialist Party or Nazi party developed a UAV to be used against nonmilitary targets. The unmanned flying bomb or V-1 was responsible for more than 900 civilian deaths and 35,000 injured civilians.
The tools we have used are: the PEST analysis, the Porter’s Five Forces analysis, the FIAT Value Chain and the SWOT analysis. On the base of the SWOT analysis, we propose a ray of strategies in order to overcome the crisis of 2000-2004. These proposals are compared with the 2005 strategy that has been really implemented by the company. Finally, we underline what, according to our analysis, is in line with our conclusions and what diverges. Lugano - 02.07.2006 – USI - Corporate Strategy SI 2005-2006 – Prof. Erik R. Larsen by Vincenzo Cammarata, Veronika Kurucz, Valentina Maj,