In what is claimed as the most significant development in aircraft design since the invention of wing warping by the Wright brothers, BAE Systems and the University of Manchester flew the MAGMA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to demonstrate two innovative flow control technologies which could revolutionise future aircraft design. MAGMA, designed and developed by researchers at The University of Manchester in collaboration with engineers from BAE Systems, successfully trialled the two ‘flap-free technologies earlier this month at the Llanbedr Airfield, UK
In order to meet the digitalisation challenges of a diverse audience of stakeholders, in a robust, secure and cost-effective way, EUROYARDS members (Chantiers de lAtlantique, Damen Shipyards Group, Fincantieri, Lürssen, Meyer Werft, Naval Group and Navantia) joined forces to harmonise data management solutions and standards. This ambitious project will seek for the full cooperation and engagement of all maritime stakeholders, including shipowners, shipbuilders, suppliers and classification societies, and it is supported by SEA Europe, the Shipyards and Maritime Equipment Association, according to a Damen Shipyards release
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has begun to solicit for new materials and technology to accelerate R&D of hypersonic air vehicles and platforms. “The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of high performance leading edges for hypersonic air platforms,” US Department of Defense said Monday
Boeing yesterday conducted the first test flight of its electric-powered autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in the US city of Manassas, Virginia. The PAV prototype completed a controlled takeoff, hover and landing during the flight, which tested the vehicle's autonomous functions and ground control systems
The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is preparing to launch a 150 kg satellite into low-earth orbit to qualify a new type of Membrane Reflectarray Antenna (MRA) which could lay the groundwork for space-based internet. DARPAs Radio Frequency Risk Reduction Deployment Demonstration (R3D2) is set for launch in late February to space-qualify the MRA
General Electric has opened a new laboratory in Turkey to develop new digital-based production models with the help of additive manufacturing technologies for aviation. "Our total investment in the center has exceeded $15 million with this laboratory
Fibrotex Inc Edged out Saab Barracuda to win US Armys Ultra-Light Camouflage Netting System (ULCANS), under a 10-year contract worth $480 million. The contract award follows a two-year period competitive testing, trials and data collection conducted by the US Armys Natick Soldier Systems Center (PM-FSS), which assessed camouflage technologies from major global manufacturers against the Armys most advanced battlefield surveillance sensors
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been selected to participate in the first phase of the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Subterranean (SubT) Challenge program as part of an international team led by the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The DARPA SubT Challenge is focused on advancing technologies that will enhance the ability to rapidly map, navigate and search subterranean environments through both systems and virtual competitions
Lockheed Martin signed its first international Master Research Agreement with Saudi Arabias King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) yesterday to jointly develop flexible solar cells to be mounted on fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The solar cells project will be their initial collaboration in the field of flexible electronics which will enhance the fixed-wing UAVs operational endurance and support applications across a variety of sectors, a joint statement given to Saudi media said today
Russias Technodinamika Company has developed a rescue and emergency raft with a system that automatically opens it and sets it up in working position to save people in the event of an aircrafts emergency water landing. The emergency and rescue raft accommodates up to 17 people afloat for 14 days, protecting them against bad weather and fluctuations in outside air temperature ranging from -30°C to 65°C
Russian firm, RTI Group will supply radar to Pakistan to protect a nuclear power plant (NPP) in Karachi. "A memorandum of cooperation in the field of organizing the delivery of the civilian radar Surok was signed at the Army-2018 event in Moscow last week between RTI Group and the Pakistani company TechWin Enterprise, the press office of RTI hi-tech company said on Thursday
Boeing announced investment in Digital Alloys, Inc., that develops high-speed, multi-metal additive manufacturing systems for 3D-printed parts for aerospace and other production applications
Poland to buy F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets by 2026
First 2300 ton Corvette for Pakistan Navy Launched by DAMEN Shipyard, Romania
Greek Navy Gets Modernised P-3B Maritime Surveillance Aircraft
Boeing Wins $164M To Modernize US Navy's Super Hornets
Russian S-400 System Requires Friendly Aircraft Data to Identify Friend or Foe
India, UK Likely To Build HMS Queen Elizabeth-Type Supercarrier
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