Aerospace & Defence
Strategic partnership to supply sustainable aviation fuel
Neste and Avfuel have announced a strategic partnership to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States. Neste will provide Avfuel with SAF in volumes able to meet the growing demands of Avfuel’s customers, including fixed base operators (FBOs), airports, flight departments, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and commercial operators.
Data exchange module future proof for evolving standards
Distributor RFMW is now offering design and sales support for a VHF Data Exchange System Module from CML Microcircuits.
Racal Acoustics announce headset contract with DALO
Racal Acoustics, the UK-based global designer and manufacturer of audio communications and protection systems has announced a new contract to supply the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO), with their RA4000 Magna digital headset system.
Milrem Robotics rolls out its new Type-X RCV
The medium class Type-X RCV (Robotic Combat Vehicle) developed by Milrem Robotics passed its initial mobility tests. The Type-X RCV designed to support mechanised units was first announced in the summer of last year. The Type-X will become an intelligent wingman to main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles capable of taking on the most dangerous tasks and positions, which result in lower lethality risk.
Precision micromotors in defence electronics
Emerging technologies have a large influence on the defence sector, facilitating the development of sophisticated electronic defence and intelligence systems. But how do you develop power components that meet the demands of innovative defence technology? Here, Stewart Goulding, Managing Director at Electro Mechanical Systems, has explained how precision micromotors are aiding the advancement of defence electronics.
NCC and Dstl partner for R&D composite structures
A new partnership has been formed to explore the art of the possible for the next generation of lightweight, strong and resilient combat aircraft composite structures. This will range from innovative approaches to overall structural layout, manufacturing and assembly to the optimal combination of detail features, and material selection.
Airline flight trials for a hybrid-electric aircraft
Ampaire has completed a demonstration flight of a hybrid-electric aircraft along an actual airline route. The company flew its Electric EEL aircraft on November 22nd on a 20-minute flight from Maui’s Kahului Airport across the island to Hana and back on a single charge.
Galvion helmet system chosen as protection for German Specialised Forces
Galvion has announced that a customised Baltskin Viper helmet solution has been chosen as the next Specialised Forces Helmet (Helm SpezKr schwer; Specialised Forces are Ranger-type units of the German Army). The program was awarded to Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics, who will act as the in-country contracting entity for the Galvion helmet, following a full and open competition.
Neste invests in AFS fuel storage company
Neste has acquired a minority stake in Aircraft Fuel Supply B.V. (AFS). AFS is the owner and operator of the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol fuel storage company. Through its share in AFS, Neste is able to offer to airlines operating at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands ongoing supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel with immediate effect.
ESA communicates between ISS and Robot using Connext DDS
For solving the challenges of building and deploying telerobotic systems for extraterrestrial missions, like system design, systems integration and long-distance communication, the European Space Agency (ESA) opted for the software framework from Real-Time Innovations (RTI). They use RTI Connext DDS for communication and video to demonstrate long-distance object control from aboard the International Space Station (ISS).