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20 August 2017
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Press Releases

Stäubli Attending CAMX 2017 in Orlando, Florida
Stäubli will be attending the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) 2017 at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida, US, to exhibit its textile machinery solutions.

Oxley Shortlisted in Prestigious 2017 Business Awards
Oxley Group is pleased to announce it has been shortlisted in the prestigious 2017 Business Awards for Best Manufacturing Business.

Raytheon Presents Oxley with Supplier Excellence Award
Oxley Group subsidiary Oxley Inc. has received a Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon for its performance in 2016.

3W Joins Raumfahrt Baden-Württemberg and Forum Luft
In 2016, 3W-International joined forces with Raumfahrt Baden-Württemberg and Forum Luft.

iX Cameras Achieves Recent Sales Wins with i-Speed 7 Series
Leading high-speed imaging camera developer and manufacturer iX Cameras has announced recent sales success with the i-SPEED 7 range.

White Papers

Gas Engines Product Portfolio
With more than 30 years of experience in developing, manufacturing and testing 2-stroke engines, 3W has designed and patented the newest generation of gas engines for the unmanned aerial...

Future of Australia Defence Industry: Forecasts to 2022
This report offers insights into the market opportunities and entry strategies adopted by foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to gain market share in the Australian...

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...

Features

Friend or foe: securing aircraft IFF systems
The US Air Force has contracted Raytheon to provide secure identification friend-or-foe (IFF) equipment in a bid to help safeguard aircraft. IFF technology, which helps radar operators and missile crews tell the difference between friendly and potentially hostile aircraft, can be susceptible to spoofing, so securing this capability is essential. Claire Apthorp takes a look at Raytheon’s solution and other approaches to keeping IFF equipment secure.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 78
In this issue: Autonomous systems for frontline resupply, electric hub-drive technology for armoured vehicles, the F-35’s arrival in Europe, how to turn an air force base into a ‘smart base’, the future of littoral warfare and more.

July's top stories: Brimstone missile's first live fire trial, British RAF to begin recruiting women
MBDA’s Brimstone missile successfully completed the first live test firing from a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, the British RAF is to allow women into ground close combat roles for the first time. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from July 2017.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 77
In this issue: South Korea’s defence strategy, NATO’s cyber security upgrades, the future of Scotland’s military bases, stealth solutions for refuelling tankers, new research into supercavitating torpedoes and more.

Maxwell: smart base pilot kicks off
AT&T has announced it is working with Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, to pilot a more efficient and effective “smart base.” The concept uses Internet of Things technology to pull together connected smart perimeters, gate monitoring, notifications, fleet management and more. Claire Apthorp spoke to those involved to find out more about the pilot and talk early results.

Projects

DA62 MPP Special Mission Aircraft
The DA62 MPP (multi-purpose platform) is a new special mission aircraft developed by Diamond Aircraft Industries. Based on the DA62 twin-engine light aircraft, the DA62 MPP was unveiled at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

AC-130J Ghostrider Aircraft
The AC-130J Ghostrider, a modified version of the MC-130J aircraft, is expected to replace the legacy AC-130H/U aircraft of the US Air Force.

AT-802L Longsword ISR and Light Strike Aircraft
The AT-802L Longsword is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and light strike aircraft developed by L3 Technologies in co-operation with Air Tractor.

HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH)
The HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) is being developed by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in co-operation with Lockheed Martin for the US Air Force's (USAF) CRH programme.

Mi-171SH-HV Military Transport Helicopter
JSC Russian Нelicopters unveiled Mi-171SH-HV military transport helicopter at the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Show held in Moscow, Russia, in July 2017.

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