Aerospace & Defence
Milrem Robotics and Marduk to launch autonomous C-UAS system
Milrem Robotics, the European robotics and autonomous systems developer and Marduk Technologies, the provider of Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) solutions jointly launched a unique mobile autonomous C-UAS platform that offers protection against loitering munition and surveillance drones.
Spectra Group joins the UK’s new national space team
Spectra Group has joined Athena, the UK’s new national space team to work on government satellite communication opportunities together. Athena is a diverse and agile commercial coalition made up of Serco, Inmarsat, CGI UK and Lockheed Martin UK. Envisioned to grow and adapt for purpose, Athena is a principles-based alliance, with an aim of better forging relationships across the UK’s space sector and to bid together on a number of gro...
Smart training facility sharpens close combat skills
The British Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade is set to sharpen its close quarter fighting skills in a new smart training facility installed by 4GD in Colchester, Essex. Designed and developed by British ex-Marines, the new high-tech 4GD SmartFacility, the build of which commenced on 4th January, is equipped with the advanced close quarter battle training capabilities that will test the metal of 16 Brigade trainees and prepare them for high-int...
Hydraulic vs electric in aviation
With the electrification of the automotive industry, the ambition quickly arose to transfer this to aviation to the same extent. Hydraulic systems give way to electric ones. The system's supply voltage increases to allow for greater ranges thanks to reduced mass.
Jankel wins first major order from their new 'Act Now - Armour Later'
Jankel and NGO protection systems has received an order for 35 Toyota LC200 vehicles following the recent launch of their 'Act Now - Armour Later' initiative. The vehicles have been ordered by an undisclosed existing customer and will be securely stored and maintained by Jankel prior to being armoured, as required.
Stratasys awarded airbus contract extension
Stratasys announced it has been awarded a contract extension for production of 3D printed polymer cabin interior components. While the initial contract with Stratasys was focused on production parts for the A350, this contract extension expands the range of parts printed for Airbus to include replacement and spare parts for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) as well as parts for aircraft platforms (such as A300, A330, A340 and A320) in addit...
Interconnection in F-35 Lightning II stealth aircraft
All military programmes are valuable contracts to secure as they are typically long-term commitments that will generate stable future revenue for the businesses. The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (previously known as Joint Strike Fighter/JSF) programme falls into this category, dating back to the late 1990s when the need for a 5th Generation aircraft began to evolve.
Perseverance rover reaches Mars with RTEMS
After years of preliminary work by NASA and a traversed flight distance of 292 million miles, the Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars on 18th February 2021. One of the main goals of the Mars mission is to search for signs of primeval microbial life. The rover will analyse the geology of the planet and the climate of earlier times, and will be the first mission to collect and store Martian rocks and regolith (broken rocks and dust).
JAXA’s Hayabusa2 Spacecraft enabled by Rad-Hard ICs
Renesas Electronics has announced that its radiation-hardened (rad-hard) integrated circuits (ICs) were onboard the Hayabusa2 spacecraft that returned asteroid samples to Earth in an armored re-entry capsule on 6th December, 2020. Operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Hayabusa2 launched onboard the H-IIA rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center on December 3, 2014.
RF interconnections for Mil/Aero applications
Lane Electronics has made available a wide-ranging package of RF connectors, cables, lightning protectors and RF power limiters designed to connect and protect installations and systems across a broad range of Mil/Aero applications.