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Using predictive policing for improved effectiveness
Bespoke Software : 20 October, 2015
Guy Pascarella, Director of Engineering, Federal Systems at Intelligent Software Solutions explains how predictive policing tools have been adapted to incorporate experience and environment into everyday policing practices
Overcoming five issues with programmable logic controllers
Machinery and Special Equipment : 16 February, 2015
Jonathan Wilkins of European Automation examines the Programmable Logic Controller or PLC and discusses the five main issues with them
Meeting increasing airport security demands at the right cost
Security Services : 02 February, 2015
Security company Securitas explains how it's meeting the challenges of improving airport security worldwide whilst maintaining necessary cost restrictions
Protecting soldiers with advanced technology
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 24 October, 2014
Engineers from Arizona State University have created a working prototype jetpack that attaches to a soldier's back and helps them run faster. But ideas such as this could take years to evolve into practical battlefield equipment, if at all.
BAE Systems - First production Nimrod MRA4 flies
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 21 September, 2009
The first production Nimrod MRA4 has made its maiden flight from the BAE Systems facility at Woodford in Cheshire.
C-5M Super Galaxy set 41 records
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 16 September, 2009
A joint U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin flight crew flying a C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport claimed 41 world aeronautical records in one flight on September 13.
Lockheed Martin completes acquisition of Gyrocam Systems LLC
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 01 September, 2009
Lockheed Martin Corporation has completed its acquisition of Gyrocam Systems LLC (Gyrocam). Gyrocam develops and supplies gyrostabilized optical surveillance systems and sustainment field services, principally to the U.S. military.
ATK demonstrates integrated weapon systems capability
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 30 August, 2009
Alliant Techsystems demonstrated its innovative firepower capabilities at the U.S. Army's Ft. Benning Red Cloud Range, on August 27, 2009. During the live-fire event, ATK demonstrated advancements to its battle-proven Bushmaster Chain Gun systems, on a variety of platforms, with enhanced precision, lethality, reliability, and range to address current and future operational needs
RF Engines Ltd presented with Queen?s Award for Innovation 2009
Radio Equipment : 19 August, 2009
RF Engines Limited (RFEL), who specialise in high performance electronic signal processing design work, has been presented with the 2009 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category by the Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White CB CBE DL, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
Teledyne TSS Orion INS achieves IMO approval
Navigation Systems, Assemblies and Components : 19 June, 2009
Teledyne TSS have won approval of performance standards from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for their Orion Inertial Navigation System (INS).
AgustaWestland - Latest variant of the AW101 makes Paris debut
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 16 June, 2009
AgustaWestland has announced that the latest variant of the AW101 medium lift helicopter is making its debut at Paris Air Show.
Thales - Soteria announces S92 solution for SAR-H
Maritime Search, Rescue and Recovery : 11 June, 2009
Soteria, the team bidding for the harmonised UK search and rescue helicopter (SAR-H) contract, has announced the Sikorsky S92 as its preferred choice of aircraft for the new service.
Unmanned Systems Now Sci-fact Rather Than Sci-fi
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 25 April, 2009
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) and autonomous robotic technology is a rapid growth area on a global scale, attracting serious government and Ministry of Defence funding even in today's tough economic climate. That's because UV technological advancements are highly valued for a wide range of potential uses, including civil applications such as police, fire service and coastguard surveillance, power and pipeline inspections, mobile phone and broadband services, as well as environmental monitoring and particularly military purposes.
AgustaWestland - Future Lynx Is now the AW159
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 25 April, 2009
During a ceremony at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility today it was announced that the Future Lynx has been renamed the AW159, bringing it in line with the other products in the growing AgustaWestland range of commercial and military rotorcraft.
UK MoD - AgustaWestland Future Lynx to be the AW159 Lynx Wildcat
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 25 April, 2009
At a ceremony at AgustaWestland in Yeovil, it was today announced that the Future Lynx aircraft is now to be known formally as the AW159 Lynx Wildcat.
Military suppliers contribute to record year for Queen?s Awards
Government Agencies and Authorities : 21 April, 2009
A record number of companies from across the UK, including several supplying products to the military, are today (21 April 2009) named as winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2009 – Britain’s highest accolade for business success.
Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle Logs 150,000 Service Hours in Iraq and Afghanistan
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 13 April, 2009
The ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS), a joint effort of Boeing and its subsidiary Insitu Inc., last week flew its 150,000th hour in service with the U.S. Marine Expeditionary Forces, U.S. Navy, U.S. Special Operations Command, Australian Army and Canadian Forces. ScanEagle has provided persistent in-theater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to the joint forces in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2004.
Boeing - Air France takes delivery of special Boeing 777 airplane
Passenger aircraft : 11 April, 2009
Boeing and longtime partner Air France celebrated significant milestones today with the delivery of the 777th Boeing 777 airplane. The new Boeing 777-300ER also will be the first to bear a new Air France livery and company brand identity.
GKN Aerospace breaks first ground at its new manufacturing facility in Bristol, UK
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 07 April, 2009
GKN Aerospace commences work today on the creation of a new state of the art manufacturing facility at Bristol in the UK. This facility will form a key part of GKN Aerospace-Filton as it becomes a global centre of excellence in composite aircraft wing structures.
Oldbury unfolds its range of Scene and Incident Management Equipment
Ground Support operations, Power, Lighting : 04 April, 2009
Oldbury UK, of Wolverhampton, England, has announced a new ′modular-concept’ range of trailer-based systems for the defence, civil emergency and homeland security market.
Cannon Micro D hi-rel connectors now orbiting the moon
Fasteners and Connection Products : 26 March, 2009
ITT Interconnect Solutions Cannon Micro D hi-rel connectors now orbiting the moon on Chandrayaan 1 Indian spacecraft
US Army Warrant Officer?s suggestion saves lives, earns $25,000
Government Agencies and Authorities : 23 March, 2009
In a war zone, being safe and comfortable are two important needs for a Solider and Chief Warrant Officer Jason Greegor is making sure of that.
UK MoD responds to NAO report on type 45 Destroyers
Naval Ships and Submarines : 13 March, 2009
DEFENCE Minister Quentin Davies has today commented on the National Audit Office (NAO) report 'Providing Anti Air Warfare Capability: the Type 45 destroyer.'
UK MOD - New MoD fighter support contract to employ 500
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 05 March, 2009
The RAF's advanced Typhoon fighter jet is to be maintained and supported by industry under an innovative partnering arrangement that will create up to 150 highly-skilled new jobs and sustain a further 350 at its peak, Minister for Defence Equipment & Support, Quentin Davies announced today.
UK MoD - Healthcare Commission's first ever review of Defence Medical Services (DMS).
Medical and Dental Facilities and Services : 02 March, 2009
The Ministry of Defence today welcomed the Healthcare Commission's first ever review of Defence Medical Services (DMS). The independent report praised the MoD's trauma care and rehabilitation facilities as 'exemplary.'
Dassault - Falcon 7X approved for London City airport
Business Jets and Light aircraft : 26 February, 2009
Dassault Falcon announced today that the Falcon 7X recently received approval for arrivals and departures at London City Airport (LCY) in London, England. The 7X offers the most range and cabin size of any business jet permitted to fly into and out of London City and links the heart of one of the world’s largest financial centers with nonstop access to the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
UK MoD -RAF's latest eye in the Afghan sky is a success
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 11 February, 2009
The RAF's latest 'eye in the sky' has recently returned from its successful trials in Afghanistan. The ASTOR system (Airborne Stand-Off Radar) on the Sentinel R1 aircraft was used to gather vital information for forces in the fight against the Taleban.
European Aviation Safety Agency Validates FAA Certification of Boeing 777 Freighter
Cargo aircraft : 08 February, 2009
The newest member of the Boeing [NYSE: BA] 777 family, the 777 Freighter, today received its formal stamp of approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). EASA validated the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Feb. 3 type certification of the 777 Freighter.
U.S. Navy Retires Last Lockheed Martin S-3B Viking From Fleet Service
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 04 February, 2009
The U.S. Navy retired the last Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] S-3 Viking from fleet service in ceremonies here this morning, closing out the aircraft's distinguished 35-year Naval career.
ATK to produce Composite Aft Fan Cases for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engines
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 30 January, 2009
Contract Builds on ATK's Decades of Experience in Large-Scale Composite Manufacturing
University of Leicester - Career soldiers adapting to life after the Army
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 25 January, 2009
New research from the University of Leicester reveals career soldiers are adapting well to life after the Army.
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes GA-ASI as Outstanding
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 21 January, 2009
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes GA-ASI as the Outstanding Provider of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Tactical Reconnaissance Radars for the U.S. Armed Forces
36.5 megawatt (49,000 horsepower) superconductor ship propulsion motor tested
Engines, propulsion, steering : 14 January, 2009
American Superconductor and Northrop Grumman today announced that full-power testing of the Navy’s 36.5 megawatt (49,000 horsepower) superconductor ship propulsion motor has been successfully completed.
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 14 January, 2009
BAE Systems has delivered the 1,000 CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, marking a milestone for a vehicle that has been in production since 1991. CV90, an agile, multi-role combat vehicle with all-target capabilities ranging from small targets to larger threats, has been continuously developed to meet the challenges of today’s threat scenario.
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 24 December, 2008
Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics), the land systems arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) has been awarded a contract of about £150m (about S$330m) by the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MOD) for the supply of Bronco All Terrain Tracked Carriers (ATTC)
UK MoD - Paving the way: The latest weapon against the Taliban
Government Agencies and Authorities : 10 December, 2008
Paveway IV GPS guided bomb
ATK Awarded to Supply Non-Standard Ammunition for Afghanistan
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 06 December, 2008
Alliant Techsystems has been awarded an $87 million contract by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill., to supply various types of non-standard (non-NATO) ammunition in support of emergent requirements for Afghan National Security Forces.
Marshall SV - Ground support for RAF Astor squadron
Cars, Vans, Trucks : 03 December, 2008
The announcement this week that the RAF has formally brought ASTOR into service with Number 5 (Army Co-operation) Squadron is good news for Cambridge based Marshall SV.
ITT Corporation & Lockheed Martin team-up for US Navy contrcy
Electronic Warfare, ECM, Decoys : 02 December, 2008
Lockheed Martin has teamed with ITT Corporation, of Morgan Hill, CA, to compete for the U.S. Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 2 Upgrade (SEWIP BLK 2). This program will lay the groundwork for the upcoming competition for the Navy's next-generation electronic warfare system.
STAG - 2008 Franco-British Business Award
Storage, distribution and Transport : 28 November, 2008
Specialist Technologies Aerospace Group have been awarded the 2008 Franco-British Business Award. This recognises special achievement in Anglo-French co-operation and is presented each year by the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, specifically encompassing companies with under 5000 employees.
Harris Corporation - Study into new modular communications architecture for satellite
Communication Satellites : 26 November, 2008
Harris Corporation has been awarded an eight-month study contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate Wright Patterson AFB to develop a new modular communications architecture for satellites that weigh less than 400 kilograms and can be deployed quickly and cost-effectively.
QinetiQ North America rolls out a robotic first: the field-transformable Dragon Runner robot
Unmanned Vehicles : 26 November, 2008
QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group has launched its new Dragon Runner Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV). Dragon Runner SUGV is the first fully modular ground robot system capable of both quick reconnaissance and improvised explosive device (IED) disarmament in urban, mountainous or rural environments.
TARDEC Experts Play Prominent Role in Power & Energy (P&E) Workshop
Government Agencies and Authorities : 25 November, 2008
U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) experts played prominent roles in the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Michigan Chapter’s 2008 Ground-Automotive Power & Energy Workshop, Nov. 18-19, in Troy, MI.
French Ministry of Interior Awards Light UAS Study Contract to UVS International
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 22 November, 2008
The French Ministry of Defence, Direction Générale de la Police Nationale, Services des Technologies de la Sécurité Interieur, notified the award of a study contract to UVS International.
Saab - Norway to negotiate competitor
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 21 November, 2008
The Norwegian Defense Minister Anne-Grete StrÝm-Erichsen today announced that the Norwegian Government recommends to negotiate with a to Saab competing company.
General Dynamics - $286 million nuclear submarine contract
Refurbishment and fitting : 19 November, 2008
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $286 million contract for planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
Rockwell Collins inks service pact with Airbus for Singapore Airlines A330s
Aircraft Maintenance, Conversion and Testing : 19 November, 2008
Rockwell Collins has been selected by Airbus to provide its Dispatch Program for Singapore Airlines to maintain its future fleet of 19 leased A330 aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2009.
Saab and MASS - Integrated EW database
Electronic Warfare, ECM, Decoys : 19 November, 2008
Saab Avitronics (Saab) and Mass Consultants (MASS) have entered into a cooperation agreement to offer a fully integrated Electronic Warfare (EW) database and mission data generation tool.
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Flies Supersonic
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 17 November, 2008
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter flew supersonic for the first time yesterday, achieving another milestone.
QinetiQ - Future Submarines
Naval Ships and Submarines : 14 November, 2008
QinetiQ coordinated team to provide independent 'client adviser' support to the UK MOD's Future Submarines IPT
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