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MDA delivers RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands for government, scientific, research applications

MDA delivers RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands for government, scientific, research applications

RICHMOND, B.C., 15 May 2015. MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA; TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, will provide RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) for the next five years according to a $3.3 million (Canadian) contract amendment. The RADARSAT-2 information will be used to provide Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) information for government users as well as scientific and research purposes through the NSO Satellite Data Portal, a portal that enables the government of The Netherlands to disseminate satellite imagery to Dutch entities.

Autopilot and automated landing systems in demand to reduce pilot workload, human error

Autopilot and automated landing systems in demand to reduce pilot workload, human error

DUBLIN, 13 May 2015. The global autopilot systems market is poised to grow at a 6.78 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2019, according to Research and Markets’ "Global Autopilot Systems Market 2015-2019" report.

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Boeing tests anti-jamming technology for satellites, shielding signals from interference

Boeing engineers have proven the company’s new anti-jamming communications technology is capable of operating as either a ground-based user terminal or satellite-based networking hub.

Parrot taps Azimuth channel emulator for drone testing in real-world conditions

Parrot taps Azimuth channel emulator for drone testing in real-world conditions

PARIS, 5 May 2015. Officials at Parrot, a global provider of advanced technology wireless products in Paris, sought an automated, mobile solution for testing the performance of its drones in real-world conditions. They found their solution at Azimuth Systems Inc. in Acton, Mass., with the company’s ACE MX channel emulator.

Sidestepping safety requirements will end is disaster, aircraft engineers warn

Sidestepping safety requirements will end is disaster, aircraft engineers warn

AMSTERDAM, 30 April 2015. Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) officials warn that the air travelling public in Europe is exposed to an increasing risk of injury because European regulators condone he inconsistent and inadequate application of safety regulations.    

 

UAV Turbines to lend engines for evaluation to UAV manufacturers

UAV Turbines to lend engines for evaluation to UAV manufacturers

MIAMI, 30 April 2015. UAV Turbines Inc. (UAVT) demonstrated a new generation of gas turbine engines designed for Group 3 and Group 4 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also called drones and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), in a range from 30 horsepower (hp) to 150 hp.

Unmanned X-47B aircraft completes first autonomous aerial refueling with Honeywell navigation

Unmanned X-47B aircraft completes first autonomous aerial refueling with Honeywell navigation

PHOENIX, 23 April 2015. Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE:HON), together with Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy, advanced the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) program by achieving the first unmanned autonomous midair refueling.

UTC Aerospace Systems showcases operations in Mexico at inaugural aerospace fair

UTC Aerospace Systems showcases operations in Mexico at inaugural aerospace fair

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 22 April 2015. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), is showcasing its Mexican operations and capabilities at the first-ever Aerospace Fair Mexico (Feria Aeroespacial Mexico 2015, FAMEX), which opens at the military base in Santa Lucia, Mexico, today.

NSA certifies Rockwell Collins MILS encryption device, enables interoperability of new and legacy aircraft

NSA certifies Rockwell Collins MILS encryption device, enables interoperability of new and legacy aircraft

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 22 April 2015. National Security Agency (NSA) officials have issued Type 1 certification for Rockwell Collins new Multiple Independent Level of Security (MILS) encryption device and architecture: KOV-74.

F-35 program advances with training deployment of 10 aircraft

F-35 program advances with training deployment of 10 aircraft

LUKE AFB, Ariz., 21 April 2014. Personnel at the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) – responsible for training F-16 and F-35 fighter pilots and maintainers, qualifying instructors, conducting conversion pilot training, instructing forward air controllers, and deploying mission-ready combat pilots –performed the first F-35 training deployment this month. Luke AFB officials sent 10 F-35 Lightning II aircraft, half the base’s current fleet of F-35 jets, to Nellis AFB, Nevada, for two weeks to see how well the team could conduct operations elsewhere.

U.S. Central Command selects SES to provide satellite capacity

U.S. Central Command selects SES to provide satellite capacity

RESTON, Va., 17 April 2015. Global satellite solutions provider SES Government Solutions (SES GS) won a one-year task order with four one-year option periods to provide 288 millihertz (MHz) of Ku-band satellite capacity to support forces deployed to the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of operation.

Exelis delivers encryptors for GPS OCX to Raytheon

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 16 April 2015. Exelis (NYSE:XLS) delivered to Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) six enhanced ground encryptors designed to improve information security for the Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX), part of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS modernization program.

Aircraft cabin innovations garner awards

Aircraft cabin innovations garner awards

HAMBURG, Germany, 16 April 2015. A panel of judges at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, awarded seven of the world's smartest ideas for the aircraft cabin of the future with the Chrystal Cabin Award. An international judging panel announced the winners of the Chrystal Cabin Award 2015 in Hamburg, Germany. B/E Aerospace, Embraer, SABIC Innovative Plastics, SII Deutschland, ViaSat, Etihad Airways and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences won the most prestigious prize in one of seven categories for their extraordinary cabin concepts and products.

Dallas Avionics equips custom Airvan GA-8 aircraft for law enforcement

Dallas Avionics equips custom Airvan GA-8 aircraft for law enforcement

DALLAS, Texas, 14 April 2015. Dallas Avionics engineers have equipped an Australian Airvan GA-8 aircraft for a California-based law enforcement agency in conjunction with Air Bear Tactical Aircraft (Air Bear).

 

Global military aircraft market to grow from $61 billion to $87 billion

Global military aircraft market to grow from $61 billion to $87 billion

DUBLIN, 9 April 2015. The global military aircraft market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.64 percent over the next decade, increasing from $61.2 billion U.S. in 2015 to $87.5 billion U.S. by 2025, according to Research and Markets’ report, entitled "The Global Military Aircraft Market 2015-2025 - Market Size and Drivers: Market Profile".

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