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Press Releases

iX Cameras Receives Innovation 50 Award
iX Cameras has recently received the Innovation 50 Award from Essex Innovation Programme and Anglia Ruskin University.

VPT Releases New VXR Series DC-DC Converters
VPT has just released its dual output VXR series to increase its line of high-reliability commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products.

3W-International Provides New Customer Service Solutions
German engine manufacturer 3W-International has provided a new customer services solution for both new and existing, as well as third-party customers.

3W-International Unveils New Hybrid Wankel Engine at XPONENTIAL
German engine manufacturer 3W-International is expanding its range of drive products for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by a further engine sector, the 3W-180 SRE Wankel.

Visit Oxley at the AP&M Show
The Oxley team will be exhibiting at the AP&M show between 31 May - 1 June at Olympia London. The show is the leading networking event for the commercial aviation aftermarket and the Oxley team will be on Stand F-52.

White Papers

Oerlikon Skyshield® MOOTW / C-RAM System
The opponent side using rockets, artillery and mortar (RAM) in asymmetric warfare is highly mobile and very difficult to identify and to distinguish. The Oerlikon Skyshield® MOOTW / C-RAM System...

Component Connectivity Systems
HUBER+SUHNER supplies components and systems that deliver electrical and optical connectivity for military operations....

Pacer Comet 4 (PC4) Jet Engine Test Cell
The Pacer Comet 4 (PC4) jet engine test facility recently introduced at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma sets a 'next generation' standard for high-performance testing of a wide range of...

Aeronautical System Maintenance
Experience, know-how and capabilities in the development and manufacture of weapon systems and ammunition, together with a clear vocation of service to the armed forces, strengthens EXPAL's...

High Reliability Power Conversion
When your programme needs true military grade high-reliability DC-DC converters, EMI filters and other power accessories qualified to MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and Class K, count on the proven...

Features

All a Kaggle: DSTL teamup identifies novel ways to evaluate defence data
The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) recently partnered with Kaggle, the world’s largest data science competition community, to identify novel methods to evaluate large, complex data sets. The competition attracted over 5,000 submissions and will be used to help intelligence analysts evaluate information more quickly, accurately and effectively. By Claire Apthorp.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 76
In this issue: The UK’s new virtual training capability, how small businesses can secure MoD contracts, benefits of networking radios for dismounted combat, contenders for the US Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle, improving MRO availability with augmented reality tech, and more.

May's top stories: USAF test-fires Minuteman III, New Zealand requests P-8A Poseidon aircraft
The USAF conducted a further test-fire of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), US DSCA notified Congress of a potential $1.46bn foreign military sale of P-8A aircraft to New Zealand. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from May 2017.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 75
In this issue: The race for satellite servicing robots in the US, Finland’s defence upgrades, replacing the Royal Navy’s Harpoon missiles, why NATO must adapt to survive, and more.

April's top stories: Boeing wins $2.2bn contract, Israel commissions David's Sling
Boeing secured a $2.2bn contract to modernise maritime patrol capabilities of P-8A Poseidon aircraft worldwide, Israel commissioned David's Sling missile defence system. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from April 2017.

Projects

Mirach 40 (M-40) Integrated Aerial Target System
Mirach 40 (M-40) is a re-usable integrated aerial target system developed by Leonardo to support the training requirement of the armed forces worldwide.

Fury Precision-Guided Weapon
The Fury is a lightweight, precision-guided glide weapon developed by Thales in association with Textron Systems Weapon and Sensor Systems.

C-212-400 Maritime Patrol Aircraft
EADS CASA (now Airbus Defence and Space) supplied more than 483 C-212 aircraft to 92 operators worldwide, including the Spanish and Portuguese Air Forces, by the end of 2016.

PC-1 Multipurpose Quadcopter
PC-1 lightweight, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) multi-rotor helicopter is currently operational with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and manufactured by Ukrainian drone maker, Ukrspecsystems.

SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft
SkyGuardian is a next-generation, type-certifiable variant of Predator B (MQ-9B) multi-mission remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI), a company based in the US.

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