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Weekly Round Up
25 September 2016
Latest Companies

FN HERSTAL - Helicopter and Aircraft Weapon Systems

Oxley Group Ltd - Avionic Night Vision Lighting Systems

Rheinmetall Air Defence - Ground-Based Air Defence Systems

HUBER+SUHNER - Electronic Systems and Components for Airforce Applications

Jactron - Military-Grade Memory and Storage Solutions

Press Releases

Rubb Produces Military Hangar for Aircraft MRO and Storage Operations
Rubb Buildings produced a military aircraft hangar complete with insulated cladding system for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and storage operation purposes.

Rubb Supplies QinetiQ with Moveable Environmental Building
Rubb supplied defence organisation QinetiQ with a moveable environmental building for testing and evaluating MoD asset shelter provision.

Increase in Handheld Device Visitors to Rubb Military Website
The percentage of handheld device users visiting the Rubb Military website has been increasing by nearly 30% within the last few months.

Rubb to Review Facilities for MoD Building Fleet
Rubb provides quality, cost-effective, long-term investment that can be compromised to suit changing needs.

Visit MICCAVIONICS at International Aerospace Exhibition FIA
German-based firm MICCAVIONICS will be exhibiting at Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2016.

White Papers

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...

High Speed Streaming Camera
AOS Technologies offers a high-speed streaming camera for use in adverse environments....

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...

Rapid Deployment Structures for Airforce Applications
Rubb's Expeditionary Forces Aircraft Shelter System (EFASS) is rapidly deployable....

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


August's top stories: JASDF’s first F-35A Lightning II conducts maiden flight, Swiss Air Force's F/A-18C fighter jet goes missing
The Japan Air Self Defense Force’s first F-35A Lightning II fighter has successfully completed its maiden flight, Swiss defence authorities have launched search operations for the Swiss Air Force's F/A-18C fighter jet, which went missing near Susten in central Switzerland. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from July 2016.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 66
In this issue: The potential of a joint European force, Singapore’s defence procurement, Oshkosh’s TerraMax technology, the US Combat Rescue Helicopter programme, evolution of the Gripen E, Archerfish mine-hunting drone and more.

No man left behind: the US next gen air combat helicopter
An update from Sikorsky reveals that the $1.2bn programme to replace the US Air Force's rapidly ageing HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters is progressing well. The contract signed in 2014 will see the delivery of HH-60W designed for critical combat search and rescue and personnel recovery operations for all US military services. Claire Apthorp caught up with the project to get a glimpse of the final product and find out what it can do.

July's top stories: QinetiQ and partners to bid for ASDOT programme, USAF's restored B-29 bomber conducts first flight
QinetiQ, Thales and Textron AirLand have collaborated to bid for UK MoD's £1.2bn ASDOT programme, US Air Force's (USAF) restored B-29 Superfortress bomber aircraft has made its first flight. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from July 2016.

Gripen E: an evolution in pictures
Saab has unveiled the Gripen E next-generation fighter, featuring an improved avionics system, the capability to carry more weapons and an improved range. Claire Apthorp takes a look at the evolution of the Gripen fighter and the capabilities of the latest version.


T-50A Trainer
T-50A is an advanced trainer jet aircraft developed jointly by Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for the US Air Force’s T-X Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition. It is an advanced version of the T-50 trainer aircraft.

Boeing T-X Trainer Aircraft
Boeing T-X aircraft is a new advanced pilot training system being offered by Boeing in partnership with Saab, for the T-X advanced pilot training programme of the US Air Force (USAF).

GSSAP Surveillance Satellites
A series of satellites in the Geosynchronous Satellite Space Awareness Programme (GSSAP) are designed to meet space object surveillance needs of the US Air Force.

Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Oklahoma
Vance Air Force Base (IATA code: END) is a military training base situated 104km north-west of Garfield county, Oklahoma, US.

IL-76MD-M Military Transport Aircraft
Il-76MD-M is the upgraded variant of Il-76MD military transport aircraft developed by Ilyushin Aviation Complex, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).

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