Aerospace & Defence
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.
Is there life on Mars?
Is there life on Mars? A Kingston University engineering graduate is hoping to help answer that question when Europe's first Mars rover blasts off for the Red Planet later this year.
Investment in growing aerospace startups
As part of its commitment to supporting innovative startup businesses in the UK, GKN Aerospace will continue its sponsorship of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Boeing accelerator with additional investment into the programme.
Munich Airport successfully reduces CO2 emissions
The international climate protection organisation CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) has again recognised Munich Airport (FMG) for its highly effective climate protection efforts. For the third consecutive year, Munich Airport has achieved ‘Leadership Level’ and earned an ‘A-‘ rating in the ‘Climate Change’ category.
Comprehensive training options released for Flight Test professionals
A new course catalogue has been published by the Empire Test Pilot’s School (ETPS) to provide flight test professionals with details of its comprehensive range of training courses covering knowledge and skills development for both military and civilian flight test programmes. With full and highly flexible learning options for engineers, pilots and aircrew, the catalogue features dedicated training courses for both fixed wing and rotary wing...
Link Microtek to supply mobile local communications for Type 26 frigates
Link Microtek, the manufacturer of optical, RF and microwave products, has received an order worth approximately £750,000 from Rohde & Schwarz to supply its Azdec secure optical MLC (mobile local communications) systems for installation on the first three of the Royal Navy’s planned class of eight Type 26 frigates, which are due to enter service from the mid-2020s.
Power amplifier offers 25dB gain
Qorvo’s 100-W QPA3069 power amplifier has joined the Mouser Electronics analogue portfolio. The device is predominantly focused on defence and avionics applications (such as radar). This high power density IC covers the 2.7GHz to 3.5GHz radio frequency (RF) band and offers a 25dB power gain along with a 53% power-added efficiency (PAE).
Power amplifier meets 2.7 - 3.5GHz RF-based designs
The QPA3069 power amplifier from Qorvo is now being shipped by Mouser Electronics. Engineered for defence and aerospace applications, the 100W QPA3069 provides high power density and power-added efficiency for 2.7 - 3.5GHz radio frequency (RF) based designs.