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23 May 2017
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Press Releases

Visit Oxley at the AP&M Show
The Oxley team will be exhibiting at the AP&M show between 31 May - 1 June at Olympia London. The show is the leading networking event for the commercial aviation aftermarket and the Oxley team will be on Stand F-52.

Oxley Gains PMA Approval for PAR 64 LED Replacement Landing Light
Following the successful launch of the Oxley Par 64 LED Replacement Landing Light, Oxley has now been granted a PMA providing FAA approval for the replacement of incandescent bulbs on aircraft. The PMA grants approval for the replacement of 4559, Q4559X, Q4559, Q5559, 4557, 4557X, 5557 and 5557X bulbs.

Export Champions Oxley in Key Commonwealth Trade Mission
Oxley is delighted to be selected for inclusion on a Commonwealth Trade Mission to Malaysia and Singapore to further exports in two important markets.

FN Herstal Exhibiting at SITDEF 2017
Small arms manufacturer FN Herstal, along with its subsidiary FN America, will be exhibiting at SITDEF 2017 in Lima, Peru, between 18-21 May.

FN Herstal to Attend SOFIC 2017
FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be attending the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) 2017 in Tampa, Florida, US, between 15-18 May.

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...

Features

Global Defence Technology: Issue 75
In this issue: The race for satellite servicing robots in the US, Finland’s defence upgrades, replacing the Royal Navy’s Harpoon missiles, why NATO must adapt to survive, and more.

April's top stories: Boeing wins $2.2bn contract, Israel commissions David's Sling
Boeing secured a $2.2bn contract to modernise maritime patrol capabilities of P-8A Poseidon aircraft worldwide, Israel commissioned David's Sling missile defence system. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from April 2017.

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.

Projects

Z-19E Light Attack Helicopter
The Z-19E light attack helicopter, an export variant of Z-19 Harbin armed and reconnaissance helicopter, performed its maiden flight in May.

Snipe Nano Quadrotor UAS
The latest tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS) introduced by AeroVironment, the Snipe Nano quadrotor is intended for close-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

Indago 3 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)
The Indago 3 quad-rotor unmanned aerial system (UAS) is the newest variant of the Indago UAS developed by Lockheed Martin.

Su-30SM Multirole Fighter Aircraft
The Su-30SM is a multirole fighter aircraft developed by JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau for the Russian Air Force.

Hongdu L-15B Combat Trainer
Hongdu L-15B is a new twin-seat combat trainer aircraft developed by Hongdu Aviation Industry Group (HAIG), part of China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC), for the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

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