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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
UK Government vision for defence sector growth
09 September, 2013
Prime Minister to set out public private partnership scheme to boost British defence industry growth through competitive
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Advanced fuel system for UK’s SV programme
GKN Aerospace : 19 June, 2014  (Company News)
GKN Aerospace has delivered the first two fuel systems for the UK’s Specialist Vehicle (SV) programme to equip the PMRS (protected mobility reconnaissance and support) infantry carrier variant and the repair variant of the vehicle. The PMRS variant system has also been fitted to the vehicle hull for system integration and to support growth reliability trials.
Battery charger upgrade has improved efficiency and greater flexibility
Lincad : 19 June, 2014  (New Product)
Lincad announces the release of its Caravel Mk2 charger for lithium ion power systems, as well as a wide range of other types of battery technologies. The Caravel Mk2 Charger is an enhanced replacement for the in-service Caravel Charger which has seen front line service with British and international armed forces for over 13 years.
Ku/Ka-band block converters handle multiple satellite transponders simultaneously
Link Microtek : 19 June, 2014  (New Product)
Available from Link Microtek is a range of block up-converters and down-converters that are designed to save space and simplify the layout of outdoor antenna systems for commercial or military satellite-communications applications.
Geared turbofans and open rotors reduce aircraft fuel consumption by 15 per cent
Chalmers University of Technology : 19 June, 2014  (Technical Article)
Two aircraft engine concepts, geared turbofan and open rotor, can enable a significant reduction to aircraft fuel consumption. With open rotor, the potential reduction is 15%. These are the findings of Linda Larsson at Chalmers University of Technology, who has analysed and evaluated the two concepts.
Launchers for analysing resistance to impact and improving armour plating
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid : 19 June, 2014  (Technical Article)
New pneumatic launchers at the Impact on Aeronautical Structures Laboratory, located at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) Science Park, make it possible to carry out a wide range of studies on problems of impact that arise in the aeronautics industry and on optimum armour plating in other sectors.
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema : 19 June, 2014  (Technical Article)
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who predict the use of UHMwPE materials in armour applications will show double-digit growth in the next five years.
Security system improvements at Polish port
Nice Systems : 03 June, 2014  (Application Story)
The Naftoport oil terminal in Poland has taken situation management software and video analytics from NICE Systems to improve security levels
Santo Domingo airports upgrade surveillance systems
Vivotek : 03 June, 2014  (Application Story)
IP video surveillance technology from Vivotek running on Genetec video management system improves security at airports of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic
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