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Team discovers comet with aid of amateur astronomer

Team discovers comet with aid of amateur astronomer
Carnegie's Benjamin Shappee is part of a team of scientists, including an Australian amateur astronomer, which discovered a new comet last week. Called the All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), the international collaboration, which is headquartered at the Ohio State University, uses a network of eight 14-centimeter telescopes around the world to scan the visible sky every two or three nights looking for very bright supernovae.
31st July 2017

Attack helicopter to take part in the MAKS 2017 summer programme

Attack helicopter to take part in the MAKS 2017 summer programme
  The Mi-28NE attack helicopter produced at the Rostvertol Plant of Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will take part in the summer programme of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2017 for the first time.
27th July 2017

Owls’ wings inspire quieter wind turbines

Owls’ wings inspire quieter wind turbines
A new study has revealed how inspiration from owls’ wings could allow aircraft and wind turbines to become quieter. Researchers from Japan and China studied the serrations in the leading edge of owls’ wings, gaining new insight into how they work to make the birds’ flight silent. Their results, published in the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, point towards potential mechanisms for noise suppression in wind turbines, aircraft, multi-rotor drones and other machines.
5th July 2017


Why COTS certification evidence matters

Why COTS certification evidence matters
Placing an increased pressure on supplier to deliver an aircraft with far greater capabilities while complying with a growing demand for safety certification, is the growing demand for highly complex aircraft systems, as most advanced cockpits require software that is considered safety-critical. Guest blog by Stephen Olsen.
26th June 2017

Where chips are flying, tool holding plays an important role

Where chips are flying, tool holding plays an important role
Like most other Pilatus aircraft’s, the successful Pilatus Turboprop multi-role aircraft PC12 mainly consists of aluminium structural components. In 2016 Pilatus Aircraft installed new manufacturing systems for machining structural parts made of aluminium. In order to achieve the desired surface quality and precision during high speed milling operations, the aircraft manufacturer continuously relies on the solutions provided by HAIMER: a large selection of tool holders and the corresponding shrinking and balancing machines.
7th June 2017

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


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