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DSEI 2019: RAF selects Leonardo for anti-drone programme

DSEI 2019: RAF selects Leonardo for anti-drone programme
At the DSEI 2019 exhibition, Leonardo announced that it has been selected by the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) to support the next stage of their research and development programme. The study will explore the current threat posed by hostile drones and how this is likely to evolve in future, as well as evaluating a range of technologies that could form a future RAF counter-drone capability.
11th September 2019

DSEI 2019: RAF selects Leonardo for anti-drone programme

DSEI 2019: RAF selects Leonardo for anti-drone programme
Today (September 11) at DSEI, leading UK defence companies BAE Systems, Leonardo UK, Rolls Royce and MBDA UK, together with key Italian Industry players Leonardo Italy, Elettronica, Avio Aero and MBDA Italy said they will partner on the Tempest programme by signing a Statement of Intent (SOI).
11th September 2019

Air force base receives VRSG-equipped training simulators

Air force base receives VRSG-equipped training simulators
Pilots at Buckley Air Force Base (AFB) will shortly be training on four newly delivered F-16C Block 30 simulators featuring MetaVR’s Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG). The F-16C four-ship training simulators have been installed at the new mission training centre at Buckley AFB, CO, where they will be used for proficiency and currency maintenance pilot training by the 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard.
22nd July 2019


VRSG simulates MQ-9 Reaper camera views for training

VRSG simulates MQ-9 Reaper camera views for training
  MetaVR has announced that the US Army Joint Technology Center and Systems Integration Lab (JSIL) has purchased an additional 86 MetaVR Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) licenses to provide visuals for the continued rollout of US Air Force MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) simulators.
28th June 2019

The largest helicopter in the world completes preliminary flight tests

The largest helicopter in the world completes preliminary flight tests
It has been announced that Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation), has successfully completed preliminary flight tests of the Mi-26T2V helicopter. The machine is being prepared for a handover to the Russian Ministry of Defense to do joint official tests.
5th April 2019

Predictive maintenance solutions for aircraft engines

Predictive maintenance solutions for aircraft engines
The aviation industry benefits from advanced knowledge of impending events to better plan for corrective or preventive measures. A recent advancement is in the field of optimising overhaul work-scope for improved performance recovery. In a normal operation scenario, aircraft engines are recommended for overhaul when the available performance margins (Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT)) are not sufficient for operation. 
28th January 2019

Training simulator delivery to the British Army complete

Training simulator delivery to the British Army complete
Elbit Systems and QuantaDyn Corporation recently completed delivery of a mobile Close Air Support (CAS) and joint fires simulator to the British Army. Built as a bespoke solution to satisfy requirement, the Joint Fires Mobile Trainer (JFMT) is now in active service with the Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) and Fire Support Teams (FST) of the 1st Artillery Brigade.
24th January 2019

Speeding up maintenance with 3D printed tools

Speeding up maintenance with 3D printed tools
The Royal Netherlands Air Force is the Netherland’s guardian of the skies. The military base in Woensdrecht is the primary maintenance location of the Air Force. Staff perform regular maintenance and repairs on aircrafts such as Chinooks, Apaches, NH90s, F16s, and many more. The base is also home of the Koninklijke Militaire School Luchtmacht (KMSL) which is the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s academy.
16th January 2019

A-50 early warning aircraft upgraded

A-50 early warning aircraft upgraded
The Vega Radio Engineering Corporation of the Ruselectronics holding company, (part of Rostec), and the Beriev Aircraft Company, have upgraded the A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft to the A-50U version. Among other improvements enhancing the combat and aircraft performance characteristics of the plane, the companies have modernised radio technical complex Shmel. 
2nd January 2019

US spending on counter-UAS technology reaches $1.5bn

US spending on counter-UAS technology reaches $1.5bn
  US Department of Defense (DoD) spending on C-UAS systems has reached $1.5bn this year (January-November) according to a new study by Unmanned Airspace, market analysts of counter-UAS and UAS traffic management (UTM) sectors. 
20th November 2018


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