Aerospace & Defence
First Hull Mount Sonar installed on Royal Navy ship
HMS Portland has become the first ship to be fitted with Ultra’s next generation Hull Mounted Sonar Type 2150 as part of a wider refit to the Royal Navy’s frigates. The sonar has been designed by Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems and will replace the legacy Sonar Type 2050, which has been in Royal Navy service since the 1990s.
Cobham clinches MoD GNSS anti-jam contract
Cobham Aerospace Connectivity has been awarded a contract by the UK MOD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to research Advanced Anti-Jam techniques for the protection of navigation signals received from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
Isolation pods to rescue COVID-19 patients in remote areas
Three European Air Forces have deployed single patient isolation pods to rescue COVID-19 patients from remote areas. In record time, the EpiShuttle is now in service with The Scottish Royal Air Force, The Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Royal Danish Air Force and the German Air Ambulance DRF.
Dual channel power supply for marine engine control
Powerbox has announced the release of a new dual channel power supply for marine engine control. Based on a ruggedised platform for use in harsh environments, the ENMA500D24/2x27-CC provides two 27V/20A isolated outputs and a total power of 540W.
Two UGVs to be delivered to the DTSL UK
Milrem Robotics has announced it is to deliver two unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) of the United Kingdom.
Contract to develop space-based NB-IoT network
GateHouse Telecom has, with support from the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, signed a contract with the European Space Agency for space-based NB-IoT networks. The project aims to develop a solution for extending existing NB-IoT protocols to enable a space-based Narrowband-IoT network.
Augmented reality creates efficient maintenance service
A partnership between Jamco America, an established commercial aircraft interior and services provider, Object Theory, an early pioneer in mixed reality, has created a new training tool for efficient maintenance services to support customer needs. The augmented reality (AR) technology developed through this partnership provides a much-needed advancement in product maintenance training for the aerospace industry.
Intelliconnect wins second SC21 silver performance award
Intelliconnect (Europe), the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF, waterproof and cryogenic connectors and cable harness assemblies has been awarded the silver performance standard to the SC21, Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space Industry Supply Chain Programme for a second year.
Chip termination series reduces footprint and BoM
The CTX high frequency wire-bondable chip termination series from Smiths Interconnect are optimised to combine high frequency and power in a small package.
Uplifting aerospace conference heralds green future
The main thrust of the 21st annual conference of the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) was climate change, and how the industry should help combat it.