Iranian Air Force Hooks Up Not One, But Two Smuggled Pirated Xbox 360s for Helicopter Simulator

As you probably know the Iranian military is working very hard with their corporate espionage spies in many countries to gain information on how to build better weaponry. They fully believe that they will be attacked due to their not-so-secret nuclear weapons manufacturing processing. Luckily, the embargoes and trade economic sanctions that have made this not so easy for them, as they previously expected.

However, they are able to get with some of their trading partners such as Russia, China, Venezuela, Syria, and others to import the things they need. Recently, the Iranian Air Force smuggled two pirated Xbox 360s from Venezuela for them to use in an old dilapidated, 1970s version of a Huey Cobra helicopter simulator.

And not long ago, Iranian president Amendinejad was bragging to the international press about this new advanced technology they had for their helicopter simulator, but what he didn't say was that the technology was really a Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming center knockoff, it wasn't even the real thing. Yes it's true, the Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming center would be an excellent tool for military training, or the training of helicopter pilots - certainly for tele-robotic UAV VTOL flying.

The Chinese knockoff version which was purchased in Venezuela, and then sold as bootleg to Iran to help with their military training brings about suspicions. First of all, the Iranians will be setting the skill level very low for their pilots, and their pilots will think that they are invincible, after winning so many victories using the gaming center. Thus, they will not realize their life expectancy is about one minute 35 seconds in the battlespace in a helicopter designed and built in the 1960s. Too bad for those poor pilots indeed.

Yes, the Iranian helicopters were originally built in the United States of America, and it is not completely junk, but it is a far cry from the type of military helicopter technology that the United States has today. And it is absolutely no match for the United States Navy's defense systems which we have in our fleet. If Iran thinks that this will help them win or defend their nation against a potential United States attack, they are smoking something, which is probably also bootleg.

There was an interesting article in Air Force Technology Online News recently; "Iran Launches Combat Helicopter Simulators" by Staff, published on September 17, 2010.

Whereas, these promises of military superiority by the Iranian president may sound legitimate, they are not. In fact, he is setting up his military for a great defeat, in what could be a war lasting no more than 24 to 36 hours, which would completely decimate the Iranian Revolutionary guard, and deplete them of all military assets and their ill-advised nuclear weapons program.

And really, with all due respect it will take a lot more than training for helicopter pilots flying 1960s vintage aircraft in combat in today's modern battlespace to compete in a war with the USA. Please consider all this.

Custom Air Force Ones

Nike's Custom Air Force Ones came to the market as early as 1982. The "air force" refers to the air technology that Nike exclusively held patent for fifteen exclusive years. This technology put Nike on the world map and made it into the giant it is today. All the other companies in the competition had to stand and watch Nike grow till the end of 1997 when some other manufacturers got a wind of what exactly is the air technology that made the Custom Air Force Ones the success they are today.

The Custom Air Force Ones from the very day they were launched in the market, met with great acceptance of the crowd because they were fantastically designed and they were incredibly comfortable. The 'air technology' is nothing but highly pressurized air trapped under the sole of the shoe to give the foot perfect buoyancy and never-before-felt comfort.

The Custom Air Force Ones were received so well by the public that in 1986 Nike based on the tremendous boost in its sales, crossed for the first time a turnover of $1 billion. From then on everything is history. Nike has since brought out many models based on the air cushion and with it grew into a larger than life company. Between 1990 and 2000, in the short span of ten years, Nike opens more than 14 Niketown stores which actually further establish its name on the global market.

But let us come back to our Custom Air Force Ones - the shoes that revolutionized forever the idea of a sports shoe in people's mind. The sneaker can be classy looking as well as comfortable - the idea and the feasibility of the adjectives came to the forefront only with the Air Jordans. Among all the Air One sneakers, reports show that the Nike Air Jordan I has today the highest number of replicas in the market. And if we believe that copying is the best form of flattery - then these sneakers by any standards are Number 1.

Another pair of Custom Air Force Ones that swept the market off its feet is the Air Jordan III, which as a marked difference showed a visible air sole as its main attraction. This sneaker model was designed by Tinker Hatfield who designed the Air Jordan IV, V and VI also and which creating great waves in the sneakers' market.

There are many other sneakers that came after Nike's fantastic Custom Air Force Ones, but not one of them will ever get near the fashion wave that these sneakers unleashed with their innovative design. Nike has had some great breaks in its history and the creation of the Custom Air Force Ones was a real stroke of genius with the help of which it shot to fame. It is to possess these sneakers today, if you have the cash for the original version,or if not you can always settle for a good replica that also abound the market.

Technological advancement

The world has witnessed a great deal of technological advancement, specifically in the field of information and technology (IT). Particularly, the IT sector has witnessed the advent of computers which use the in-and-out electron movements into transistors. This is what has come to be known as the photonic computing; a technological phenomenon which uses light particles (photons). These are produced by in the place of the electrons by the lacers.

The Advantages of Using the optical (photonic) communications in future chip multiprocessors (CMP)

There are many merits (than demerits) which emanate from the use of the optical (photonic) communication in the CMP. First and foremost, the use of the photonic communications is bound to guarantee much faster connectivity and transactions, compared to the electrons.

This is due to the fact that light has the ability to travel approximately 30 centimeters within a nanosecond (Forestieri, 2005).

At the same time, the transmission of the photons, compared to the electrons, is bound to convey larger amounts of data and in (an almost) instantaneous manner. This is because the photons have the highest bandwidth.

Advantages to using optical communications

The optical communications is obtained through the use non-linear reflective indexing materials. The importance of optical components communications is based on the fact that its optical transistors effects are able to be dispensed in the creation of logical gates which are to be subsequently assembled into higher levels of the computer's CPU components.

The above use of the optical communications remains beneficial, since optical communications components use silicon photonics, leading to very minimal consumption of power.

This allows the deliverance of the performance-per-watt; a feat which remains unattainable as far as the use of all the electronic interconnects goes (Guo, 2002).

The two inherent limitations of photonic networks that electronic computing can solve in relation to the size or scale of the components being discussed

The advantage electronic computing has over the photonic networks is that it its use enables a smaller band of photon frequencies to represent more bits in binary number systems. Herein, electronic computers specifically use about 128 bit-position logic. The magnanimity of this is seen in the fact that on its own, 123 billion bit positions are contained by a single visible spectrum (Shacham, Bergman and Carloni, 2007).

Another advantage associated with electronic computers is that it allows the transfer of data over long distance at greater rates. This is due to the fact that electrical lines remain adequately larger. Optical computer communications on the other hand support lower amounts.

Characteristic of a mesh network is important to the experiment

Since a mesh network requires the employment of two or more connections, it remains quite clear that the experiment is likely to seek to ascertain the best form of mesh network: whether full mesh or partial mesh typology. To this effect, it is highly possible that direct connectivity of nodes to each other or the selective connectivity of only some nodes is to characterize this experiment.

The pros and cons of employing this emergency communications design within an area of the U.S. prone to natural disasters

As divulged upon by Takahashi and others (2007), the importance of this experiment is that it will antecede the discernment of the best broadband access systems which are to be deployed as a way of attenuating the digital divide the culmination of this above research is the provision of the medical care even right within the vicinity of the remotest of areas such as the Old Yamakoshi Village.

Conversely, the negativity to be realized from this undertaking is that large cascading buildings are bound to obstruct radio signals from the targeted party due to their large shadows. This is as far as far as the urban center is concerned. As touching on the rural setting, trees, hills and suchlike features are likely to causer the obstruction.


These above accruals will be stemming from the precedence set in by network expansions and the planting of self-healing architecture. This will greatly reduce the cost of operation and implementation as the facilitation of mobile networks is made a reality.