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19 September 2017
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Rubb Buildings Exhibiting at DSEI 2017
Rubb Buildings is returning to this year's Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), exhibiting our military building range of deployable aircraft hangars, military storage warehouses, sunshades, workshops and shelter infrastructure.

Technical Working Environments: How a Rubb Deployable Military Shelter had Unmanned Warrior Covered
The Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Operational Infrastructure Programme (OIP) Team manages and supports Technical Working Environment (TWE) to ensure temporary hangars can be deployed and built at short notice in inhospitable environments.

EXPAL to Show Latest Products and Services at DSEI 2017
One more edition, the company will show its proposals and solutions for air, land and sea in this international exhibition, which will take place in London between 12-15 September.

Manroy Announces Name Change to FNH UK
Three years after being acquired by small arms manufacturer FN Herstal, Manroy Engineering has revealed its rebranding and name change to FNH UK.

Muffler Systems Become Focus of Engine Development
Muffler systems are gradually becoming the focus of engine development with the advancing development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). As a result of this, 3W-International began developing a series of in-house mufflers.

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Multi-Fuel Engine Product Portfolio
In 2007, 3W International began to research and develop its first heavy fuel engines. Several developments were made and tested until the R&D department decided on the final engine...

Gas Engines Product Portfolio
With more than 30 years of experience in developing, manufacturing and testing 2-stroke engines, 3W has designed and patented the newest generation of gas engines for the unmanned aerial...

Future of Australia Defence Industry: Forecasts to 2022
This report offers insights into the market opportunities and entry strategies adopted by foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to gain market share in the Australian...

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
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Global Defence Technology: Issue 79
In this issue: The race to perfect intercontinental missile interception, Germany’s new cyber security centre, Dutch defence upgrades, secure IFF equipment for aircraft, new rules for space warfare, cybersecurity concerns over Trident, naval construction logistics and more.

August's top stories: USAF awards $1.8bn LRSO weapon design work, Nigeria requests A-29 Super Tucano aircraft
USAF awarded $1.8bn worth contracts for LRSO weapon design work, Nigeria requested the $593m sale of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft and weapons from US. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from August 2017.

Intercepting intercontinental missiles
Intercepting an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in flight has often been described as hitting a bullet with a bullet, and it makes for a pretty accurate analogy. Dr Gareth Evans asks whether it can be done.

Friend or foe: securing aircraft IFF systems
The US Air Force has contracted Raytheon to provide secure identification friend-or-foe (IFF) equipment in a bid to help safeguard aircraft. IFF technology, which helps radar operators and missile crews tell the difference between friendly and potentially hostile aircraft, can be susceptible to spoofing, so securing this capability is essential. Claire Apthorp takes a look at Raytheon’s solution and other approaches to keeping IFF equipment secure.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 78
In this issue: Autonomous systems for frontline resupply, electric hub-drive technology for armoured vehicles, the F-35’s arrival in Europe, how to turn an air force base into a ‘smart base’, the future of littoral warfare and more.


Outrider Unmanned Aircraft System
Outrider is a lightweight canister-launched unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developed by Lockheed Martin. The UAS is intended to perform missions in austere areas, where the usage of conventional, larger unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is limited.

Cormorant VTOL UAV
The Cormorant (formerly AirMule) is an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designed and developed by Israel's Urban Aeronautics to meet the requirements of the Israeli Defence Forces.

ORS-5 Surveillance Satellite
The ORS-5 (Operationally Responsive Space-5) is a new space surveillance satellite that has been developed by the Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office for the US Air Force (USAF).

N219 Multi-Mission Aircraft
N219 is a multi-role, twin-turboprop utility aircraft being developed by PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN) to meet the requirements of defence and civilian customers.

DA62 MPP Special Mission Aircraft
The DA62 MPP (multi-purpose platform) is a new special mission aircraft developed by Diamond Aircraft Industries. Based on the DA62 twin-engine light aircraft, the DA62 MPP was unveiled at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

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