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David takes on Goliath in the defence industry

David takes on Goliath in the defence industry
Electronic Specifier Editor Joe Bush talks to Hugh Griffiths, CEO of Inzpire, a training and mission systems provider to the military aviation sector, about how the company’s ethos and experience is helping it take on some of the big primes in the industry.
5th April 2016

World's longest non-stop flight has been achieved

World's longest non-stop flight has been achieved
Emirates has launched its first non-stop service between Dubai and Auckland, one of the world’s longest scheduled flights, bringing 39 European destinations and another 38 in Africa and the Middle East within just one stop of New Zealand. And to celebrate the milestone, the first service was operated with a double-decker A380 rather than the Boeing 777-200LR that will regularly fly the route.
4th March 2016

Microsemi opens Aviation Centre of Excellence

Microsemi Corporation has announced the opening of its Aviation Centre of Excellence in Ennis, Ireland. The 1,900 square-foot research and development facility will support the design, development and manufacturing of Microsemi’s new product line of high reliability aviation Intelligent Power Solutions (IPS).
3rd February 2016


New competition identifies innovation in aerospace

New competition identifies innovation in aerospace
Commercial low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites are about to witness tremendous economic growth. Last year, hardly a month passed without the announcement of another satellite constellation designed to support Earth observation or broadband communication. Compared to those in more distant orbits, LEO satellites offer shorter orbiting periods and multiple daily flyovers thanks to their close proximity to Earth. This opens the door to an intriguing market, especially with regard to high-resolution imagery and videos produced by these constellations.
21st January 2016

A breath of fresh air for hurricane research

A breath of fresh air for hurricane research
A team from NOAA and Raytheon successfully demonstrated recent advancements of the Coyote Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) while completing a mid-flight launch from the NOAA P-3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft on January 7th. The successful flight verified new technology designed to improve Coyote’s ability to collect vital weather data to improve hurricane forecasts.
14th January 2016

Atos signs cyber security agreement with Airbus Defence & Space

Airbus Defence and Space and Atos have agreed to join forces in response to the growing demand for cyber security solutions. The two companies have signed a strategic partnership agreement on research and development and the provision of a complementary range of products, services and solutions designed to counteract cyber-attacks.
11th January 2016

Filtering out the dangers

Filtering out the dangers
Nowhere is the progress of technology more evident than in the defence sector. In this article Electronic Specifier Design Editor Joe Bush talks to Paul Currie, Sales and Marketing Director of MPE, a manufacturer of EMC filters and capacitors, about the current dangers in the industry and the role his company plays in mitigating these risks.
6th January 2016

Up close and personal - getting the best from your assets

Up close and personal - getting the best from your assets
Electronic Specifier Editor Joe Bush talks to Graham Grose and Espen Olsen of IFS Aerospace & Defence, about the company’s IFS Applications enterprise software and how it is assisting clients in the aerospace and defence sector to improve the management of their assets.
6th January 2016

A practical response to the threat of IEMI

With the increasing use of electronics to control every aspect of modern life, from smart grids to driverless cars, Intentional ElectroMagnetic Interference (IEMI) is a growing threat. Various initiatives have been set-up to address the needs of specific market areas, and new standards are being worked on. William Turner, Senior Design Engineer, MPE, explains.
21st December 2015

Safeguarding vital electronics

Safeguarding vital electronics
As acknowledged by the Shield Act in the US and the recent Electric Infrastructure Security Summits, the intense electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a single nuclear weapon detonated between 25 and 500 miles above the Earth, possibly delivered by rogue nuclear states, could disable civil and commercial infrastructures as well as defence computer and communications networks. 
18th December 2015


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