Aerospace, Military & Defence

Raytheon UK delivers ‘smart’ power to the frontline

Supporting operations and survivability in the field, Raytheon UK’s 10-channel Power Switch Node is fully programmable, compact and lightweight Raytheon UK has unveiled a new 10-channel Power Switch Node (PSN) in response to emerging in-field and operator requirements for military land vehicles. Based on qualified in-service technology selected for the …

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Defence Minister announces HORIBA MIRA as project winners in the MOD ‘Last Mile’ competition

HORIBA MIRA – a world leader in defence vehicle design, engineering and testing – has been awarded two contracts for the development of autonomous systems in the Defence and Security Accelerator’s Last Mile competition. The win, which was announced by Defence Minister, Harriett Baldwin, at DSEI on September 14th 2017, …

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Leonardo-led team to demo ‘active armour’ to protect British Army vehicles and their crews against current and future weapons

Leonardo has been selected by the UK Government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to lead a team of UK companies in work that will help protect British Army vehicles against current and future weapons. Under a Technology Demonstrator Programme (TDP) called ‘Icarus’, the team will develop and demonstrate a …

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Chemring Technology Solutions launches calibration-free Electronic Warfare system

Chemring Technology Solutions will launch a major capability upgrade of its award-winning RESOLVE Electronic Warfare (EW) system at DSEI 2017, exploiting its wideband sensor collection capability to deliver automatic target geo-location in mounted operations, alongside ground-breaking intelligence development tools. RESOLVE’s extended mounted capability has created the world’s first calibration-free, multi-platform EW system, which can go …

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The alternative to obsolete passives

Debbie Rowland, director, Charcroft Electronics, talks about obsolete components within the defence industry The defence industry is changing. The days of every component being specified to the highest performance and quality levels have been replaced by a more system-specific approach and by the introduction of new technologies. The change is, …

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Choose your defence supplier wisely

Paul Bandy, senior product director, Aerco talks about the importance of choosing the right supplier in the defence industry In 2016, for the first time in six years, the UK’s defence budget increased, to £35.1bn. Current spending plans schedule incremental increases of around £1bn each year until 2021. According to …

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Integrating EMC suppression into high-power connectors for military vehicles

Military vehicles often have separate power connectors and EMC filters which together take up too much valuable space and add weight. Now integrating the required EMC suppression for the first time ever into the connectors themselves, MPE has developed techniques enabling the capacitor to be wound into the backshell of …

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Staying ahead in aerospace and defence

Today, contract electronics manufacturers (CEMs) working in the aerospace and defence sector are relied upon to guarantee the highest standards of supply chain excellence. Be it UK government directives to increase the SME involvement in defence procurement, the necessity for UK CEMs to carve out a world-leading reputation for security …

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New developments in aerospace gaskets

Tim Kearvell, product manager, Parker Chomerics Europe outlines why urethane-filled expanded aluminium gaskets can now offer significant advantages What are the premium requirements of gaskets for flange-to-flange aerospace assemblies such as antennas, access panels, radars and lighting? Electrical conductivity? EMI (electromagnetic interference) shielding? Fluid and pressure sealing? Galvanic corrosion mitigation? …

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