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23 February 2017
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Press Releases

Rubb Military Aircraft Shelters Integral in Typhoon Environmental Trial at RAF Coningsby
Rubb Military aircraft shelters played an integral part in the Typhoon aircraft environmental trial at RAF Coningsby, UK.

FN Herstal Introduces Third-Generation Mk3 of FN® FCU
Leading firearms manufacturer Belgium-based FN Herstal is introducing its third-generation Mk3 version of the FN® FCU.

Rubb to Showcase Latest Technology at IDEX 2017
Rubb will be attending IDEX 2017 to showcase its latest 'super structures' rapid deployment technology.

FN Herstal to Exhibit FN® Expert Marksmanship Training System at IDEX 2017
Belgium-based leading firearms manufacturer FN Herstal will be exhibiting its FN® Expert Marksmanship Training System at this year's IDEX trade show in Abu Dhabi between 19-23 February.

New FN SmartCore® Supplies FN SCAR® Firearms with Enhanced Shot Counter Technology
Leading firearms manufacturer FN Herstal has released its newly developed, self-powered for the FN SCAR® collection of rifles based on breakthrough technology.

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

A lesson in air readiness with NATO
To show just how ready NATO is to deploy its counter threat capability, the organisation recently packed up its entire Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) moving it via air, land and sea from Poggio Renatico, Italy, to Sardinia, 600km south of the DACCC’s home base. Claire Apthorp finds out how the move went and why the exercise is so important to maintaining NATO’s readiness.

The unmanned wingman: high-speed drones to support fighter aircraft
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has secured a contract to explore the use of high-speed drones to support fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft. Simply put such an unprecedented capability would provide fighter jets with a wingman capable of advanced tactical manoeuvrability. Claire Apthorp takes a look at what’s planned.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 72
In this issue: New capabilities in air-to-air refuelling, a look at NATO’s new comms system, trends in protected mobility for armoured vehicles, the world’s first explosives sniffer drone, the future of UAVs in maritime ISR, closing capability gaps in the Royal Navy, and more.

Air-to-Air Refuelling: why tomorrow’s tankers will need to pack their own punch
Air-to-air refuelling (AAR) stands as one of the key enabling technologies of modern air supremacy. From projecting military power to delivering humanitarian aid, the ability of advanced air forces to operate far beyond their national boundaries provides an unparalleled force enhancer.

January's top stories: Boeing's $2.1bn contract, VSE to support USAF's $11.4bn CFT programme
Boeing has secured a $2.1bn contract for the third low-rate initial production (LRIP) lot of KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, VSE has received a contract to support the USAF Contract Field Teams (CFT) programme. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from January, 2017.

Projects

Cloud Shadow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Cloud Shadow high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was unveiled in November 2016 during the Airshow China 2016 exhibition held in Zhuhai, China.

VA001 Unmanned Aircraft System
VA001 medium-altitude, long-endurance aircraft (MALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is designed and built by Vanilla Aircraft for military forces intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and aerial mesh network relay missions.

M-345 Basic-Advanced Jet Trainer
The M-345 is a basic-advanced light-weight trainer jet developed by Alenia Aermacchi. The new aircraft will meet various training requirements of the armed forces worldwide.

Spy’Ranger Mini Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Spy’Ranger mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system is developed by Thales for use by the armed forces and special forces units in applications such as airborne image intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and target acquisition.

C295W Search and Rescue Aircraft
The Government of Canada is procuring a new fleet of 16 C295W twin turboprop fixed-wing aircraft configured for search-and-rescue (SAR) missions from Airbus Defence and Space for the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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