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Challenge encourages new ways to resupply front line troops

Challenge encourages new ways to resupply front line troops
In the next stage of the Innovation Autonomy Challenge, £3m has been invested through the Defence and Security Accelerator as part of the MOD’s Innovation Initiative. Focusing on the challenging 'last mile' of support, this Challenge aims to find innovative new ways of resupplying troops on the front line, and will be led by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). 
9th May 2017

NuWaves engineering team expands in multipaction performance

NuWaves engineering team expands in multipaction performance
  NuWaves Engineering has announced that the bandpass filter designed for the GPS (Global Positioning System’s) L1 band as part of the AFRL (Air Force Research Lab’s) TANGO (Technologically Advanced N-plexer for GPS III Operation) SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) Phase II project has successfully completed multipaction testing.
5th May 2017

Microwave/RF solutions surpass US army flight qualifications for ASE

Microwave/RF solutions surpass US army flight qualifications for ASE
Gore has announced that GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies and GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for military aerospace applications have successfully passed stringent US Army flight qualifications on the MH-47 Rotorcraft.
27th April 2017


Manned/unmanned teaming demonstrated to improve combat efficiency

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), US Air Force Test Pilot School and Calspan Corporation successfully demonstrated manned/unmanned teaming to improve combat efficiency and effectiveness for the warfighter.
11th April 2017

Kongsberg signs contract with Australia for Joint Strike Missile integration

Kongsberg signs contract with Australia for Joint Strike Missile integration
  Kongsberg Defence Systems has entered into a contract with the Australian Department of Defence worth 150 MNOK for integration of a new capability in the Joint Strike Missile (JSM).
11th April 2017

Instrument company to participate in PAF US tour

Instrument company to participate in PAF US tour
Provider of instrument calibration and services, Trescal, has announced that it will be participating with the French Air Force’s precision aerobatic demonstration team, the Patrouille de France (PAF) during its tour of the US. The PAF tour commemorates the 100th anniversary of the US entry into World War One (WWI).
27th March 2017

Targeting pods increase the accuracy of RDAF F-16s

Targeting pods increase the accuracy of RDAF F-16s
The Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) has signed a contract with Northrop Grumman Corporation that will see the company’s LITENING advanced targeting pods incorporated into its F-16 aircraft. LITENING gives pilots the capabilities for detecting, identifying and tracking targets at extremely long ranges.  
24th March 2017

Design challenges of next gen AESA radar

Phased-array antennas were first used in military radar systems to scan the radar beam quickly across the sky to detect planes and missiles. These systems are becoming popular for a variety of applications and new active electronically-scanned arrays (AESAs) are being used for radar systems in satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles.
21st March 2017

NASA confirms biofuels reduce jet engine pollution

NASA confirms biofuels reduce jet engine pollution
Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70%, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth's environment. The findings are the result of a cooperative international research program led by NASA and involving agencies from Germany and Canada, and are detailed in a study published in the journal Nature.
16th March 2017

Simulations enhance engine's stability and life span

Simulations enhance engine's stability and life span
In 1947, Chuck Yeager strapped himself into a rocket-powered airplane and flew faster than the speed of sound, becoming the first person to break the sound barrier. Twenty years later, William J. Knight set a world-record flight speed of Mach 6.72—or 6.72 times faster than the speed of sound, which remains unchallenged to this day for manned airplanes. Not surprisingly, traveling at supersonic (Mach greater than 1) or hypersonic (Mach 5 or greater) speeds takes a toll on an aircraft's engine.
3rd March 2017


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Future Surface Fleet 2017
6th June 2017
United Kingdom Portsmouth
Electronic Warfare Europe 2017
6th June 2017
United Kingdom Olympia, London
Close Air Support 2017
7th June 2017
United Kingdom London
UK Aerospace and Defence Forum 2017
20th June 2017
United Kingdom Royal Berkshire Conference Centre
DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London