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The benefits and challenges of UAVs

The Federal Aviation Administration predicts that by 2017, the market for military UAVs will surpass $10bn, while the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International believes that private drone sales will break $82bn in the first decade of sales. There’s no question the UAV industry is booming, but that growing popularity brings a multitude of benefits and challenges.
1st March 2017

Texas A&M University team chart Germanwings Flight 9525

An international team of researchers, led by mathematician Professor Goong Chen, has used the latest in visualisation technology and their collective scientific expertise to chart the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525, deliberately crashed in the French Alps on March 24th, 2015.
21st February 2017

Greater risk to military applications expected in 2017

Greater risk to military applications expected in 2017
Provider of mobile network, application, services, and device-test solutions, Spirent Communications, has warned of the increased likelihood of disruptions this year to a wide variety of civil and military applications relying on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) – GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou.
7th February 2017


MES solution increases factory speed for satellite programmes

MES solution increases factory speed for satellite programmes
Aegis Software has announced that Lockheed Martin Space Systems will implement Aegis’ FactoryLogix Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) at their Littleton, Colorado facility. Operators at Lockheed Martin Space Systems will use the MES solution to increase factory speed, control, and visibility for several government satellite programmes.
6th February 2017

Formula 1 star Jenson Button test drives career as BA pilot

Formula 1 star Jenson Button test drives career as BA pilot
Formula 1 star Jenson Button enjoyed racing through the skies this week after piloting a British Airways A380 flight simulator at London's Heathrow Airport. The former World Champion - who recently announced his retirement from the track - spent 90 minutes perfecting take-off, cruise and landing of the world’s largest commercial aircraft.
30th January 2017

Leading the way for Aerospace Non-Destructive Testing

Leading the way for Aerospace Non-Destructive Testing
The Nadcap accreditation for Computed Radiography has been awarded to Element Materials Technology’s Rancho Dominguez laboratory. Element Rancho Dominguez is an Aerospace Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection Centre of Technical Excellence and has become the first large scale, independent testing laboratory in the greater Los Angeles area to be granted this important accreditation.
30th January 2017

The tendering process in the Ministry of Defence

The tendering process in the Ministry of Defence
Every year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) spends £19bn with UK industry. It is one of the biggest public procurement organisations in Europe and is the single largest customer for UK industry. The MoD has a huge range of contracts, from utility services to aircraft carrier projects, which companies win through tendering processes. 
26th January 2017

Accurate satellite navigation as Project Galileo goes live

Accurate satellite navigation as Project Galileo goes live
Radio frequency components from HUBER+SUHNER have been supplied to Project Galileo, a joint initiative of the EU and European Space Agency (ESA), which has recently gone live.
22nd December 2016

3D city models and satellite-guided ground movement maps

3D city models and satellite-guided ground movement maps
The project "Smart District Data Infrastructure – Intelligent 3D City Models" by the Chair of Geoinformatics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been selected as one of the 100 award winners in the "Landmarks in the Land of Ideas" competition. The project "Satellite Guided Ground-Movement Map for Germany," with the participation of the Chair of Remote Sensing Technology, was also among the award recipients.
17th November 2016

Managing information at the highest security level

The proprietary case management software, iipax, has been delivered to a major authority within the defence and security sector as part of an agreement with Ida Infront, a subsidiary to Addnode Group.
30th September 2016


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