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21 January 2017
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Press Releases

FN Herstal Attending SHOT Show 2017
Small arms specialist FN Herstal, along with its subsidary FN America, will be attending the SHOT Show 2017.

2017 Trade Shows for FN Herstal
FN Herstal has issued the list of trade shows the company, and its US subsidiary FN America, will attend in 2017.

EXPAL in Last Project Phase to Destroy 3,400,000 PFM-1 Type Cluster Munition in Belarus
A demilitarization program funded by the European Union.

EXPAL Demonstrates its ʻOne-Stop Shopʼ for Mortar Systems
The demonstration took place last Tuesday, 16 November, in the Spanish Army firing and training range 'Álvarez de Sotomayor', in Almeria, Spain. EXPAL showed all the products and systems involved in this proposal during the different exercises performed on the field.

VPT Receives Platinum Level Award from Military and Aerospace Electronics 2016 Innovators Awards Programme
HEICO company VPT® announced today that its V-SHIELD® packaging technology has been recognised by the judges of the 2016 Military and Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards programme with the highest, platinum level award.

White Papers

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...

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....

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...

High-Quality Connectivity Solutions
HUBER+SUHNER has many years of experience in the development, production and qualification of cables, connectors and cable systems for airborne...

Features

Global Defence Technology: Issue 71
Keeping the peace in the Arctic region, a new satellite service from Airbus, closing the GPS gap with wearable sensors, instant detection for armour damage, high-speed drones for fighter aircraft support, progress of Australia’s new submarines, and more.

2016: The year's biggest Airforce Technology stories
Iraq requests $2bn worth of weapons for F-16, USAF unveils first rendering of B-21 long-range strike bomber, and France to work with the UK on £1.54bn future combat air system project. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from 2016.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 70
In this issue: The tanks of tomorrow, unmanned technology and the frontline soldier, Rolls-Royce speaks out about UK budget policy, a new marketplace for surplus equipment, solving engineering problems on the Littoral Combat Ships, and more.

November's top stories: US approves $31.2bn fighter jet sale, India test fires Prithvi-II
US approves $31.2bn sale of military aircraft to Qatar and Kuwait, India has reportedly test-fired two Prithvi-II short-range ballistic missiles. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from November 2016.

XS-1 Phase B: DARPA’s new space plane looks skyward
DARPA has awarded contracts to Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Masten Space Systems to continue developing concepts for US military’s XS-1 experimental space plane. How could the new design make spaceflight commonplace, and what potential military benefits would it provide?

Projects

Spy’Ranger Mini Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Spy’Ranger mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system is developed by Thales for use by the armed forces and special forces units in applications such as airborne image intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and target acquisition.

C295W Search and Rescue Aircraft
The Government of Canada is procuring a new fleet of 16 C295W twin turboprop fixed-wing aircraft configured for search-and-rescue (SAR) missions from Airbus Defence and Space for the Royal Canadian Air Force.

AW149 Multirole Helicopter
The AW149 is a 7t to 8t class multirole helicopter for military and paramilitary applications. The helicopter has a maximum cruise speed of 278km/h (150k) and a hover altitude ceiling of more than 6,000ft at maximum all up weight.

COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG) Satellites
The Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO-SkyMed) Second Generation (CSG) programme involves the development of a two-satellite constellation to succeed the first generation COSMO-SkyMed system.

QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target
The QF-16 full-scale aerial target (FSAT) was developed by Boeing for the US Air Force (USAF). It is a modified platform of the ageing F-16 aircraft, retired from the service of the USAF.

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