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21 July 2017
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Increase in HF and Gas Combustion Engines for Unmanned Helicopter Use
In 2016, 3W-International saw an increase in the interest of heavy-fuel (HF) and gasoline combustion engines, especially so for their use in unmanned helicopters.

iX Cameras Receives Innovation 50 Award
iX Cameras has recently received the Innovation 50 Award from Essex Innovation Programme and Anglia Ruskin University.

VPT Releases New VXR Series DC-DC Converters
VPT has just released its dual output VXR series to increase its line of high-reliability commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products.

3W-International Provides New Customer Service Solutions
German engine manufacturer 3W-International has provided a new customer services solution for both new and existing, as well as third-party customers.

3W-International Unveils New Hybrid Wankel Engine at XPONENTIAL
German engine manufacturer 3W-International is expanding its range of drive products for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by a further engine sector, the 3W-180 SRE Wankel.

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

Pacer Comet 4 (PC4) Jet Engine Test Cell
The Pacer Comet 4 (PC4) jet engine test facility recently introduced at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma sets a 'next generation' standard for high-performance testing of a wide range of...

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...


Global Defence Technology: Issue 77
In this issue: South Korea’s defence strategy, NATO’s cyber security upgrades, the future of Scotland’s military bases, stealth solutions for refuelling tankers, new research into supercavitating torpedoes and more.

Maxwell: smart base pilot kicks off
AT&T has announced it is working with Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, to pilot a more efficient and effective “smart base.” The concept uses Internet of Things technology to pull together connected smart perimeters, gate monitoring, notifications, fleet management and more. Claire Apthorp spoke to those involved to find out more about the pilot and talk early results.

June's top stories: US approves $1.3bn sale of Gulfstream G550 aircraft, USAF grounds F-35A aircraft
The US approved a potential $1.3bn foreign military sale of Gulfstream G550 aircraft to Australia, USAF grounded F-35A aircraft over pilot oxygen supply issue. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from June 2017.

A stealth solution for the US Air Force's biggest birds
Pentagon chiefs are looking to Silicon Valley to present ideas for a ‘now you see me, now you don’t’ cloaking technology for the largest aircraft in the fleet – aerial refuelling tankers. According to top officials from the Air Mobility Command, there is no point cloaking fighter jets while all the enemy has to do is look for the refueller. So what options are out there? Claire Apthorp finds out.

F-35 Lightning: up and away
April’s arrival of F-35 Lightning IIs at RAF Lakenheath at the start of their first ever deployment outside of the US marked a significant milestone for an aircraft which has been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons.


C-130J-SOF Special Mission Aircraft
C-130J-SOF is a special mission aircraft developed by Lockheed Martin to meet the requirements of the international military special operations forces (SOF).

H225M Cougar Medium Multimission Helicopter
The H225M (previously known as EC 725) medium-sized (11t), twin-engine helicopter is a member of the Cougar helicopter family developed by Eurocopter.

LASA T-Bird Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Aircraft
T-Bird is a new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft developed by LASA Engineering. It is a light armed surveillance version of the Thrush 510G agricultural aircraft.

M-346FA Fighter Attack Aircraft
Italian aerospace and defence company Leonardo introduced M-346FA (Fighter Attack) aircraft, a new variant of the Aermacchi M-346 twin-engine advanced trainer aircraft, in June.

KT-1P Trainer Aircraft
The KT-1P is an export version of the KT-1 turboprop basic trainer aircraft, jointly developed by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and the Agency for Defence Development (ADD) for the South Korean Air Force.

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