Aerospace & Defence
Electro-optical tracking systems for UK Royal Navy
Ultra has announced its continued support of the Electro-optical tracking system as part of Babcock’s UK Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer ‘Gun System, Automation ‘(GSA9) in service support contract with the UK Ministry of Defence. The three year contract, with the option for a two year extension, will provide support for all aspects of the electro-optical tracking system for GSA9.
Tech solutions in the wake of 2019 shootings
There were four shootings at US military bases in 2019. Since 1993, there have been more than 20 shooting incidents at armed forces installations. One especially deadly week left five dead at two separate facilities in Hawaii and Florida. Here, author Kayla Matthews explores how tech can offer a colution to the 2019 shootings, in order to try and prevent more in the future.
£2m boost to initiate satellite launch
Shetland Space Centre’s (SSC) plan to build and operate the UK’s only satellite launch site has been given a major boost by a £2,050,000 investment from Leonne International, the international private equity firm.
Widening military markets with new braking systems
Patricia, global provider of armoured wheeled vehicles, has been selected with their 6x6 platform to be part of a joint programme to develop sustained mobility enhancement for the Finnish and Latvian Armies. Alcon Components is the principal supplier of braking components for Patria’s heavy armoured vehicle range, and specifically the Patria 6x6.
Rocket that could half space travel times tested in the UK
A super-fast 100,000mph interstellar space rocket has been tested by Pulsar Fusion, a privately owned and operated nuclear fusion firm based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, has built and tested a miniature prototype of a plasma powered rocket thruster, that could more than double space flight speeds.
Accreditation opening doors in aerospace sector
With the NADCAP accreditation, the Austrian high-tech company has been recognised as a supplier of highest quality standards in aircraft construction. The accreditation is now opening new doors in the aerospace sector.
Is there life on Mars?
Is there life on Mars? A Kingston University engineering graduate is hoping to help answer that question when Europe's first Mars rover blasts off for the Red Planet later this year.
Investment in growing aerospace startups
As part of its commitment to supporting innovative startup businesses in the UK, GKN Aerospace will continue its sponsorship of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Boeing accelerator with additional investment into the programme.
Munich Airport successfully reduces CO2 emissions
The international climate protection organisation CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) has again recognised Munich Airport (FMG) for its highly effective climate protection efforts. For the third consecutive year, Munich Airport has achieved ‘Leadership Level’ and earned an ‘A-‘ rating in the ‘Climate Change’ category.
Comprehensive training options released for Flight Test professionals
A new course catalogue has been published by the Empire Test Pilot’s School (ETPS) to provide flight test professionals with details of its comprehensive range of training courses covering knowledge and skills development for both military and civilian flight test programmes. With full and highly flexible learning options for engineers, pilots and aircrew, the catalogue features dedicated training courses for both fixed wing and rotary wing...