Aerospace & Defence
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.
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.