Aerospace, Military & Defence

C&K classified as Master Supplier by Airbus Defence & Space for 5th successive year

C&K, one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches and connectors, announced that the company has been awarded the coveted Master Supplier classification by Airbus Defence & Space for the 5th consecutive year. Being named a “Master Supplier” is an exclusive status held by just a few highly valued …

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Teledyne e2v announces first military grade qualified commercial processors from NXP’s T-Series

Teledyne e2v, an aerospace qualified manufacturer of advanced semiconductors, has qualified and released the first two upscreened versions of NXP’s T-Series processors to operate at -55°C to 125°C. The T-Series is the latest generation of QorIQ Power PC processors from NXP offering multi-threaded CPU performance and a mature suite of …

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MBDA’s new Bolton facility opened by UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson

MBDA’s new high-tech manufacturing facility in Bolton has today been officially opened by the Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson MP, UK Secretary of State for Defence. The cutting-edge facility houses some 670 highly-skilled design, engineering and manufacturing employees and is being used for the production of inert missile equipment and systems. …

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New military-grade laptop PSU is 90 per cent smaller and lighter, 80 per cent lower cost

On-Systems, a young British company that specializes in innovative power supply design for harsh environments, has launched Pebble, a new COTS, rugged, EMI-silent laptop power supply for defence, avionics and mobile applications that is a fraction of the size, weight and cost of current designs. Pebble is the first in …

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Luso joins forces with AJ’s Power Source to offer range of military power solutions

Luso announce that they have signed an exclusive distribution agreement with AJ’s Power Source (AJPS) to represent their range of military grade power solutions in the UK and Ireland. This includes their leading edge design PowerGridM Military UPS systems. The PowergridM design represents the first significant technical advancement in UPS technology in over …

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Teledyne e2v is the first semiconductor manufacturer in Europe to receive MIL-PRF-38535 Class Y aerospace certification

Teledyne e2v is the first semiconductor manufacturer in Europe, and only third in the world, to be awarded the site level MIL-PRF-38535 Class Y certification from the DLA. Also known as QML Class Y, the certification is recognised as the highest guarantee of quality and reliability for ceramic, non-hermetically sealed …

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Briggs Defence wins International Safety Award

Briggs Defence has been recognised by the British Safety Council for its commitment to raising health and safety standards and safeguarding the wellbeing of its workforce. The specialist division of asset management and engineering services provider Briggs Equipment, Briggs Defence was among 623 organisations from the UK, Africa, Asia and the Middle …

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Pickering Interfaces PXI switching module selected for A-10C aircraft ground support

Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of modular signal switching and simulation for electronic test and verification, announced that the U.S. Air Force, Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB, Utah, recently awarded them a contract for a large quantity of their 6U High-Density Matrix modules (model 45-542) for the PXI …

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How soldiers power their military devices

Today’s combat soldiers can often carry up to 100 pounds (45kg) of gear, which may need to be carried through the most extreme environmental conditions for up to 48 hours or more. Here, J.D. DiGiacomandrea, applications engineering manager at military batteryspecialist Ultralife Corporation, explains the company’s pioneering involvement in the …

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