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Weekly Round Up
07 December 2016
Latest Companies

LMB - Brushless Fans, Motors and Blowers

Astra Microwave Products - Microwave Sub-Systems for Airforce Applications

SMART High Reliability Solutions - High-Reliability Memory Cards for the Air Force Industry

AMA - Military Fuel and Water Handling Systems and Services

FN HERSTAL - Helicopter and Aircraft Weapon Systems

Press Releases

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.

VPT Adds Industrial Level VHR Series DC-DC Converter Line
VPT now offers its VHR Series of industrial level DC-DC converters and EMI filters, available in models ranging from 5W to 100W.

Saab Gripen E Launch Featured Oxley Lights
Saab unveiled its first next-generation Gripen E aircraft at the company facility in Linkoping, Sweden. Oxley is proud to supply LED lighting to the Gripen E programme.

SMART High Reliability Solutions Announces New HRS-M1 Highly Ruggedised MLC SSD
SMART High Reliability Solutions (SMART HRS), a provider of current and next-generation solid-state storage solutions specialising in ruggedised, high-performance and high-capacity solid-state drives (SSDs) for defence, aerospace and industrial markets, today announced its HRS-M1 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s SSD.

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....

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...

GPU and DC units
Sinepower have been developing and manufacturing 400Hz solid state frequency converters for more than a decade...


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?

Global Defence Technology: Issue 69
In this issue: Could Russia gain a technological edge over Britain? Plus: the benefits of base sharing, protecting GPS guided weapons from spoofing, the next step in electric vehicles, contenders for the T-X jet trainer programme, lessons learned from DCNS’ data breach, and more.

October's top stories: BAE to upgrade Typhoons, Nato increases ISIS attacks
BAE to upgrade UK Royal Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon fleet, Nato has intensified its efforts against ISIS by deploying its advanced airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from October 2016.

Spoofing and jamming: tackling threats to GPS-guided systems
GPS-guided weapons such as cruise missiles and the British Army’s Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System have the potential to fall victim to ‘spoofing’ attacks by terrorists and hostile forces, which could lead rockets or missiles astray. While some adversaries are keen to exploit this vulnerability, major work is underway to ensure that the next-generation of GPS satellites are safe from attack, as Claire Apthorp finds out.

Profiling the contenders for the USAF’s T-X jet trainer programme
Aerospace contractors are gearing up for the competition to replace the T-38 Talon as the US Air Force’s next jet trainer. The T-X programme aims to bridge the gap between primary training on the T-6 Texan II and advanced fighters such as the F-22 and F-35. Claire Apthorp takes a look at who has joined the race and what they are planning on bringing to the table.


Cirrus Perception Special Mission Aircraft
Cirrus Perception is a multi-mission intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft developed by Cirrus Aircraft. It is based on the Cirrus SR22 / SR22T civil utility aircraft.

UH-1H Huey II Multi-Mission Helicopter
Huey II is an upgraded version of Bell UH-1H multimission, medium-lift helicopter, designed and manufactured by Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron.

ZLIN Z 242 L Guru Trainer
The Z 242 L Guru is a twin-seat trainer and aerobatic aircraft manufactured by ZLIN AIRCRAFT for basic and advanced training, as well as aerobatic training in civil and military air schools.

Rustom-II MALE Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Rustom-II MALE UAV is the latest addition to Rustom series of UAVs, which also include Rustom-I, Rustom-H and Rustom-C.

H135 Military Training Helicopter
The H135 military training helicopter is manufactured by Airbus Helicopters to meet the flight training needs of armed forces across the world. The highly versatile platform is suitable for basic, advanced and mission training.

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