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High number of fatalities despite unchanged level of armed conflicts
11 August, 2014
At 33, conflicts in the world last year increased by one compared to 2012. This is reported by peace researchers at Uppsala University’s Conflict Data Program. The number has remained stable over the past decade. 2012 saw an increase in the number
Oshkosh simplifies training for HEMTT
16 September, 2013
At the DSEi event, Oshkosh Defense demonstrates simplified training system using computer generated simulation for the company's HEMTT
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Ultra-compact modular microwave power modules for radar, EW and communications
TMD Technologies : 11 August, 2014  (New Product)
At Farnborough Airshow 2014, TMD launched its latest PTXM range of Ultra Compact Modular Microwave Power Modules (MPMs), which are up to 50% smaller and lighter than TMD’s previous MPMs, but with the same high performance and reliability; and no reduction in RF power.
Super black - world’s darkest material - launched at Farnborough International
Surrey Nanosystems : 11 August, 2014  (Technical Article)
Sensitive electro-optical imaging and target-acquisition systems will achieve new levels of range and sensitivity performance thanks to a UK company’s breakthrough in developing a ′super black’ material to be launched at the Farnborough International Air Show.
Intellicopters learn as they fly
University of Sheffield : 11 August, 2014  (Company News)
Flying robots that can show true autonomy and even a bit of politeness in working together and venturing into hostile environments are being developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield.
Camera for real-time monitoring, telemetry and on-board recording
Kappa Optronics : 11 August, 2014  (New Product)
Kappa Flight Eye cameras offer uncompressed SD video as well as Full HD video via an SDI output, or H264 compressed HD streams via Ethernet, making these models predestined for real-time monitoring as well as for telemetry and on-board recording. Among the most common applications are UAV flight control (piloting and flight guidance), taxi-aid (take off and landing), situational awareness, as well as intrusion and ground security.
Ballistics resistant technologies for military applications
GKN Aerospace : 11 August, 2014  (Company News)
GKN Aerospace showcased developments for the military market from its transparencies, emergency flotation and fuel systems businesses at Eurosatory, Paris in June 2014.
CAN FD challenges fieldbuses and industrial Ethernet in special purpose machinery
HMS Industrial Networks (Sweden) : 11 August, 2014  (Technical Article)
CAN FD offers an opportunity to use existing CAN systems and CAN knowledge even when demands are high for number of nodes, transfer rates, and cycle times. Thomas Waggershauser from HMS explains how CAN-based systems are frequently used in special purpose machinery - both in standardized protocols such as CANopen and in proprietary networks. The advantages of CAN-based machine networking are the simple data structure in the network, inexpensive and highly flexible implementation, easy extensibility of existing networks and convenient analysis of the system in the event of a failure.
Armour for light tactical vehicles saves weight compared to glass and aramid
DSM Dyneema : 11 August, 2014  (Application Story)
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema, is showcasing innovative vehicle armour. Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology is used in aerospace and naval armour from TenCate Advanced Armour and Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection, respectively.
Reliable tampering detection of S7 Controller
MB Connect Line : 11 August, 2014  (New Product)
The MBSecBox detects viruses and malware similar to STUXNET S7 PLCs and informs the operator before any damage occurs.
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