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17 August 2018
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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.

AMA Rational Solutions in Challenging Situations
The AMA containerised systems are 'self sustained' units designed and manufactured to transport, transfer, dispense and collect a variety of fluids in support to military operations within the field.

Kanfit Company Overview
Kanfit is a leading aerospace engineering and manufacturing subcontractor offering primary and detailed parts, sub-assemblies and ready-to-fly assemblies from composite materials, sheet and block metal for aerospace, medical devices, wind energy, space and defence industries.

Press Releases

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson Pays Visit to Rubb Buildings
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been highlighting the benefits of defence to local jobs and industry during a visit to military hangar specialist Rubb Buildings.

Hellenic Air Force Orders 12 Tecnam P2002 JF Training Aircraft
SoftekSim is pleased to be a part of Tecnam's contract and supply for the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) Flight Simulator and Computer Based Training System.

Thriving Aerospace Pioneer Builds Business in Air and on Land
Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Israel. A case in point is Kanfit (Migdal HaEmek, Israel), near the city of Nazareth. Founded in 1986 as a composite tool workshop by Shai Fine, an aeronautical engineer with extensive experience building military jets, Kanfit, today, is primarily a build-to-print facility, with some build-to-spec work.

RAF Celebrates 100th Birthday with #RAF100 Historic Flypast
The #RAF100 historic flypast celebrations are prepared to take off approximately 100 days after the RAF's official 100th birthday on 1 April.

FN HERSTAL Showcases New FN® Airborne Digital Suite at Farnborough Airshow 2018
Leading firearms manufacturers FN HERSTAL has developed a new comprehensive FN® Airborne Digital Suite to meet challenging market demands and expectations on integrating machine guns into modern platforms, which will be exhibited at this year's Farnborough International Airshow.


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.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 88
In this issue: Nordic countries arm to defend the Baltic region, inside the US Air Force’s light attack aircraft experiment, France's pushes AI investment for future weapon systems, and more


Zephyr S High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS)
The Zephyr S next-generation High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) is a new variant of the Zephyr family of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) owned by Airbus Defence and Space. The aircraft was unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show 2018.

TBM 910 ISR Aircraft
The TBM 910 ISR aircraft is the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) version of the TBM 910 business jet.

F/A-259 Striker Light Attack Aircraft
F/A-259 Striker is a new light attack aircraft being developed by Aero Vodochody in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

H145M Battlefield Support Helicopter
The H145M ( previously known as EC145 T2) is a multi-role twin-engine battlefield support helicopter produced by Airbus Helicopters. It is primarily intended for use by military and law enforcement agencies.

StormBreaker Bomb
The air-launched, precision-strike StormBreaker bomb (formerly Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II)) is planned for integration on the F-15E Strike Eagle twin-engine aircraft in 2017. Raytheon Missile Systems is the prime contractor for the joint United States Air Force (USAF) and navy SDB II programme.

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