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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

AB-212 helicopter unit delivered to the Spanish Navy

AB-212 helicopter unit delivered to the Spanish Navy
The engineering and technology group SENER and Babcock have delivered the sixth helicopter to successfully complete its life extension programme (PEVH in its Spanish acronym) to the Spanish Defence Ministry's General Armaments and Materials Department (DGAM in its Spanish acronym).
30th October 2018

Modernising the Be-200 amphibious aircraft for foreign markets

Rostec’s United Engine has presented the project to re-equip the Be-200 amphibious aircraft with the Russian-French SaM146 engine unit. The presentation took place at the ongoing Hydroaviasalon-2018 exhibition in the Russian city of Gelendzhik. The modernisation will make it possible to introduce the aircraft on the European and American markets, and also to begin the validation of the aircraft in the transport and passenger configurations.
7th September 2018

Helping maximise aircraft test time efficiency

Helping maximise aircraft test time efficiency
HBM has announced its latest free webinar; 'Maximising Test Time Efficiency in Aircraft Testing', which will take place on 18th September 2018 at 9am (GMT). As different test types such as structural, functional and wind tunnel testing grow, the need to both reduce the setup times and increase the efficiency of testing time is essential for economical processing.
13th August 2018


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