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17 October 2017
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Press Releases

EXPAL Exhibited at Pacific Exposition 2017
EXPAL exhibited its proposal in weapon systems, naval and army ammunition, technology systems and demilitarisation services in this international maritime exposition in Sydney between 3-5 October.

EXPAL to Showcase Air, Land and Sea Solutions at AUSA 2017
EXPAL will demonstrate its capabilities and developments in demilitarisation services, demolition material and energetic products that manages in its state-of-the-art facilities located in Texas at this year's AUSA meeting and exposition.

SMART HRS Announces Availability of New HRS-M4 Solid State Drive with Opal 2.0
Designed to meet applications where temperature tolerances and resilience to extreme environments are as important as high-performance and reliability, the M4 is a security-rich, 1TB, multi-level cell (MLC) technology solution.

Sunshades Support Royal Air Force Black Sea Mission
Royal Air Force (RAF) construction specialists have been hard at work in Romania to support the UK MoD's latest aircraft deployment.

Defence Structure Delivered to UK Barracks
An insulated building featuring Rubb's Thermohall technology has been installed at Clive Barracks at Tern Hill.

White Papers

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

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...

Features

September's top stories: MD Helicopters wins $1.4bn contract, Canada requests F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft worth $5.23bn
MD Helicopters secured a $1.4bn contract for MD 530 armed scout attack helicopters, Canada requested $5.23bn sale of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft from the US. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from September 2017.

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.

Projects

Calima T-90 Trainer Aircraft
Calima T-90 is a basic trainer aircraft developed by the Corporación de la Industria Aeronáutica Colombiana (CIAC) and Lancair to replace the aging fleet of T-41 Mescalero and the Beeachcraft T-34 Mentor trainers of the Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana-FAC).

ZALA 421-16E5 Unmanned Aircraft System
ZALA 421-16Е5 tactical unmanned airborne surveillance and reconnaissance aerial vehicle (UAV) is an advanced drone in the ZALA family of UAVs.

IA-63 Pampa III Advanced Trainer and Light-Attack Aircraft
The IA-63 Pampa III is a new advanced trainer and light-attack aircraft produced by Fábrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA) for the Argentine Air Force. It is an upgraded variant of the Pampa II aircraft.

Akash Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) System
The Akash (sky) is a mid-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system being built by India's state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

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.

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