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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

u-blox celebrates half a billion GNSS receivers sold

u-blox celebrates half a billion GNSS receivers sold
u-blox has announced that it recently sold its 500 millionth global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver. As the only technology capable of delivering absolute position anywhere on the planet, GNSS-based positioning has found its way into a wide range of consumer, industrial, and automotive applications, allowing connected devices to efficiently qualify the origin of transmitted data with accurate time and position information.
10th September 2019

GKN Aerospace announces global integration

GKN Aerospace announces global integration
GKN Aerospace has announced details of a worldwide reorganisation in order to create a simpler, more competitive, customer-focused business. The business has grown rapidly by acquisition over recent years, increasing in scale from £600m turnover in 2006 to more than £3.5bn at the end of 2018.
3rd September 2019


Environmentally friendly ration fuel system wins Military contract

Environmentally friendly ration fuel system wins Military contract
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a new contract for an environmentally friendly ration heating fuel which has helped to reduce the British Army’s carbon footprint. The FireDragon fuel and its associated foldable cooker will be yet again issued to British soldiers to help them warm their drinks and heat their operational rations.
3rd September 2019

Second electronic warfare course for European Defence Agency

Second electronic warfare course for European Defence Agency
After two weeks of demanding training, the second iteration of an Inzpire-led electronic warfare course which is organised under the umbrella of the Helicopter Exercise Programme for the European Defence Agency has been successfully delivered at RAF Linton-on-Ouse. There were 20 trainees from Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK that completed the course. The majority of students were rotary aircrew, however a number of intelligence officers and fast jet aircrews also completed the training.
2nd September 2019

Duo collaborate on 'Ride Like a Pilot' charity cycling challenge

Duo collaborate on 'Ride Like a Pilot' charity cycling challenge
Starting on 5th September 2019, four members of the UK Royal Air Force Cycling Association will conduct a 1,900 mile (3,050km) ride, raising money for SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity. They will be wearing Everysight Raptor smart glasses throughout the journey. A spin-off from Elbit Systems, Everysight Raptor glasses are designed for cycling and use Augmented Reality (AR) technology developed by Elbit for fighter jet helmet mounted display systems including the RAF Lightning II.
28th August 2019

Transforming India into a Defence Export Powerhouse

Transforming India into a Defence Export Powerhouse
As a nation seeking to achieve self-reliance across defence segments by 2025, India presents a complex case of procurement and industry. For the past few years, policy and action were oriented toward increasing indigenous defence industrial capabilities through foreign original equipment manufacturer (OEM) linkages. 
12th August 2019

RoHS 3 compliance completed for aerospace and military applications

RoHS 3 compliance completed for aerospace and military applications
Anglia has completed its compliance for the latest RoHS standard commonly referred to as RoHS 3. Anglia is shipping RoHS 3 compliant inventory to customers unless it has received a specific request for non-RoHS items such as those typically required for Military and Aerospace applications. Customers can now also download the updated RoHS 3 declaration for all applicable parts directly from Anglia Live.
8th August 2019

New generation OTEC stream finishing machine for aerospace

New generation OTEC stream finishing machine for aerospace
  To meet growing demand for ever more precise surface finishing in aerospace, Fintek have invested in a latest generation stream finishing machine from OTEC Präzisionsfinish.
6th August 2019

Ensuring data protection is critical in embedded military applications

Ensuring data protection is critical in embedded military applications
Designed to secure critical data within embedded military and defence applications, Aitech Group’s C875 uses the new 8th generation Intel Xeon E processor to provide advanced cyber security as well as processing performance. As the risk of tamper attacks and theft of data continues to increase at all levels of embedded computing, the new 3U VPX SBC incorporates Aitech’s proprietary AiSecure architecture to help protect against data breaches that may occur at the system site itself.
24th July 2019


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