Aerospace & Defence
Connectors with integrated backshell offer flexibility and versatility
All-in-one range of 38999 Series III connectors with integrated backshell from Esterline Connection Technologies. This range offers flexibility, versatility and higher performance, and has been available for purchase via SOURIAU's international distribution network since early 2016.
Space exploration technologies to break down barriers of space travel
Space has long been a field reserved for big spenders such as governments and large companies. However with rapid advances in electronics and information technology, Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, of El Segundo, California, seeks to break through the cost barrier with its family of low-cost Falcon launch vehicles and the Dragon spacecraft.
Israeli Ministry of Defence use LED lights for tank project
The Israeli Ministry of Defence Procurement and Production Directorate (PPD) has selected exterior LED lights by Imco Industries, for a project if upgrading IDF tank transports. Imco Industries, provider of electrical harnesses, control boxes, electromechanical devices and LED lights for military applications, breaks new ground as the industry’s designer and manufacturer of these LED lights.
Rugged data acquisition field kit delivers reliable data
SLICE PRO Field, a completely self-contained rugged Data Acquisition System (DAS) in a portable kit has been introduced by Diversified Technical Systems (DTS). SLICE PRO Field delivers reliable data in low temperatures, high altitudes and low pressure environments, making it suited for aerospace and aircraft applications.
Hardware and avionics I/O support apache simulator
It has been announced by United Electronic Industries (UEI) that their PowerDNA Cube and avionics interfaces have been selected by ZedaSoft, who will provide the US Army’s Distributed Test Control Center (DTCC) with an AH-64D Apache simulator. Having won a contract from AI Signal Research (ASRI), ZedaSoft’s simulator integrated with UEI hardware and I/O was the ideal choice to support the US Army’s various aviation and communica...
Companies sign contract at Farnborough Airshow
TMD Technologies and LIG Nex1 have been working in partnership for over ten years. A contract signed in July at the Farnborough International Airshow covers supply of Travelling Wave Tubes (TWTs). A TWT is a specialized vacuum tube that is used in electronics to amplify RF signals in the microwave range. These will be incorporated into the Korean company’s missile programme, with the contract value of £5m.
World’s smallest computer designed for aerospace applications
e2v has partnered with French electronic design specialists, Adeneo, to develop an innovative, powerful and pocket-sized avionics computer weighing less than 300g. The computer achieves its ultra-compact size by combining e2v’s processing expertise and Adeneo’s state-of-the-art design and manufacturing capabilities.
Turning technology into ploughshares
Through its technology transfer business, Ploughshare Innovations, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is making a significant contribution to the development of cutting edge aerospace technologies. Invariably these have multiple military and civil applications. Of particular significance are:
World’s largest aerospace company uses advanced security technologies
Rambus have announced that its Cryptography Research Division and The Boeing Company have signed a license agreement for the inclusion of advanced Differential Power Analysis (DPA) countermeasures in Boeing products.
Field trial with over 100 military vehicles tests RFID technology
NXP Semiconductors and Tönnjes and Kirpestein B.V. have, after 12 months of testing in various weather conditions, with over 100 assorted military vehicles and at different speeds, presented the results of the first field trial with IDePLATEs (license plates). The field trial confirmed the secure, robust, effective, and reliable use of RFID technology for vehicle identification.