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24 April 2017
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FN Herstal to Exhibit at EUROPOLTECH 2017
FN Herstal and its subsidiary FN America will be exhibiting at this year's EUROPOLTECH, between 26-28 April.

VPT Engineer V-SHIELD to Offer Superior Operation
VPT have engineered V-SHIELD packaging technology to provide superior operation, even during the most adverse scenarios.

FN Herstal to Exhibit at QUAD-A 2017
FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be exhibiting at this year's QUAD-A show.

Oxley Appoints JAC as New Japanese Representative
Oxley has appointed Japan Aerospace Corporation (JAC) as its new Japanese representative.

Oxley Announces Launch of New LED Indicator STR502
Oxley has announced the launch of a new NVIS-compatible rear mount LED indicator, STR502. The STR502 lamp has been designed to meet an increasing customer demand for high-specification, rear mounted panel lamps with special features.

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....

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...

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...


Global Defence Technology: Issue 74
In this issue: The EU army that isn’t an army, BAE Systems on cyber security skills, innovation in explosive trace detection, Airbus’ high-altitude pseudo-satellite, the UK’s $1bn deal for US-built Predator B aircraft, piracy in Somalia after Operation Ocean Shield, and more.

March's top stories: USAF awards landing gear support contract, Belgium to replace F-16 fleet
USAF awards $909m landing gear support contract to AAR, Belgium plans to replace F-16 Fighting Falcon with new combat aircraft. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from March 2017.

The US Air Force's struggle to retain fighter pilots
The US Air Force is facing a pilot shortage and ranks of fighter pilots have been hit hardest. In 2015, the force was short 511 fighter pilots, a number that increased to nearly 750 at the end of 2016. Has the allure of the swashbuckling, all-American hero worn off? And what are the US Air Force and others doing to attract new recruits? Claire Apthorp finds out.

Certifiable Predator B: a new generation sharpens its claws
Following the news that the UK has ordered a fleet of the new Certifiable Predator B remotely piloted aircraft from the US in a deal worth $1bn, Claire Apthorp took a look at the new technology.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 73
In this issue: The UK’s laser weapons project, US defence under Trump, industry trends for the year ahead, the challenges of maintaining effective land forces, new energy ideas for operating bases, a lesson in air readiness with NATO, and more.


FT-200 FH Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
The FT-200 FH is a new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by FT Sistemas.

PD-1 Unmanned Aerial System
The People's Drone PD-1 unmanned aerial system (UAS) is designed and manufactured by UkrSpecSystems, a UAS producer based in Ukraine.

UVH-29E Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UVH-29E is a new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) produced by UAVOS for military and civil operators.

A-50U Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft
The A-50U airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft is an upgraded version of the A-50 AEW&C aircraft. It was developed by PJSC 'Beriev Aircraft' in collaboration with Vega Radio Engineering Corporation, for the Russian Air Force.

Hurkus-C Light Attack and Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft
Hurkus-C is a next-generation armed variant of the Hurkus basic trainer aircraft, designed and developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries. The first prototype of the Hurkus-C was unveiled in February.

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