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12 October 2018
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Providing Performance at Every Level for Planes
As a world leader in engineered polymer solutions, Trelleborg is able to seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments.

Security Features for Solid State Drives in Defence Applications
There are various methods for data protection and elimination in Flash solid state drives (SSDs), depending on the security level required within each application.

Future of the Japanese Defence Industry
This report offers insights into the market opportunities and entry strategies adopted by foreign OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to gain a market share in the Japanese defence industry.

SoftekSim Flight Simulator Solutions for General Aviation and Military Pilot Training
SoftekSim is a European flight simulator manufacturer whose product range includes flight simulators from FNPT II certification level to type specific flight training devices.

AMA Containerised Solutions for Ground Fuel Handling
The CSDS and MSA systems are two of the most successful products among AMA Spa's various containerised solutions.

Press Releases

Trelleborg Showcases Buoyancy Materials at Oceans 2018
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation will exhibit its range of buoyancy materials at Oceans 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina, from 22-25 October.

EXPAL Presents Latest Developments at AUSA 2018
EXPAL USA will showcase its latest developments and technologies to support Armed Forces’ current and future requirements at the AUSA 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition held in Washington between 8-10 October.

VPT’s Breakthrough Power Converter Design Awarded US Patent
VPT is constantly developing new and innovative power conversion solutions for avionics, military, space, and industrial applications. We are proud to announce that one of our recent breakthrough designs has been awarded a US patent. This is a testament to the ingenuity and expertise of our engineers who continually push the boundaries of power conversion technology.

SMART Global Holdings Assigns Broadcom Vice President Bryan Ingram to its Board of Directors
SMART Global Holdings, parent company of SMART Modular Technologies, has recently assigned Bryan Ingram, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless Semiconductor Division of Broadcom, to its board of directors and Compensation Committee as of 2 October 2018.

VPT Technical Videos
VPT is pleased to be a member of the engineering community, providing useful technical resources to other engineers worldwide.


Farnborough International Airshow 2018: the future of flight
The world-famous biennial event returned in July to showcase the best of UK and international aerospace and defence. While this year’s military aerial displays were limited, the hectares of exhibition space were crammed with aircraft and the systems that support them. We report on the latest military aircraft, innovations, stories and contracts to come out of Farnborough 2018.

Defence solutions march on scene at IFS World Conference
Aerospace and defence was top of the agenda at IFS’s recent World Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, US. At the event, the multinational enterprise software company’s executive team told Berenice Baker about its latest innovations that support armed forces and their supply chains.

The $1 trillion question: is the F-35 project too big to fail?
The United States Air Force is reportedly considering cancelling orders for as many as 590 F-35 fighter jets because the aircraft is proving too expensive to operate and maintain. Nevertheless, with so much money already invested, production ploughs ahead. Julian Turner reports on the controversy and whether ongoing cost issues will affect purchase commitments.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 89
In this issue: F-35 purchase commitments at stake, the best tech and innovations from Eurosatory, US Triton drones head to the South China Sea, and more

Farnborough Airshow 2018 to demonstrate military aircraft capabilities
Stow your tray table and fasten your seatbelt, the Farnborough Airshow (FIA) 2018 is making its descent into the UK next month. From 16-22 July, manufacturers, industry experts, and members of the public will gather to view the latest aircraft and aerospace technologies. Astronaut Tim Peake will also be returning to talk to young people who are interested in a career in the sector.


Integrator Extended Range UAV
Integrator Extended Range (ER) is an advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed and manufactured by Insitu, a company based in the US.

Borey-10 Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aircraft
Borey-10 fixed-wing unmanned aircraft is the latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed and manufactured by UAVOS, primarily for the armed forces.

UVH-290E VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UVH-290E is the latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the series of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles offered by UAVOS.

C-5M Super Galaxy Transport Aircraft
The C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport aircraft, a modernised version of the legacy C-5, was designed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin to extend the capability of the C-5 fleet to remain in service at least until 2040.

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

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