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Su-57’s Technology predecessor, the Su-47 ‘Berkut’ Displayed at MAKS 2019

September 9, 2019 @ 12:39 PM

One of the rarest fighter aircraft ever to leave the drawing boards, the Russian Su-47 ‘Berkut, also called C-37 was on display at last weeks MAKS airshow in Zkukovsky near Moscow. A dramatic upgrade in technology compared to the Mig-29 and the Su-27, the Su-47 was a leap to the fifth...

China Develops Tech to Reduce Fatigue of Helicopter Rotors

July 17, 2019 @ 08:29 AM

China has developed a new fatigue-resistant technology for helicopter rotors to reduce wear and tear of rotors of on-duty choppers. “The new rotor infused with anti-fatigue technology could be used on China's future heavy-lift transport helicopters and gunships, which need to perform extreme manoeuvers in combat,” Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military...

Russian Helicopters To Start 3D Printing Of Helicopter Parts

July 16, 2019 @ 07:11 AM

Russian Helicopters is planning to re-engineer and manufacture nearly 30 different helicopter parts using 3D printing technology, starting from 2020. "This year we are finishing the re-engineering of around 30 different parts and details that will be manufactured using additive technologies

BAE Systems’ Demos ‘Flap-free’ technology to Make Aircraft Lighter, Stealthier

May 2, 2019 @ 09:30 AM

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...

European Shipbuilders Form Alliance to Harmonize Big Data Management

April 19, 2019 @ 10:45 AM

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...

DARPA Seeks New Materials, Technology for Hypersonic Air Platforms

January 29, 2019 @ 08:59 AM

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 Unmanned Passenger Aircraft Completes First Flight

January 23, 2019 @ 01:00 PM

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

DARPA to Launch Satellite with Reflectarray Antenna to Enable Space-based Internet

January 23, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

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

GE To Develop 3-D Manufacturing Tech for Aviation in Turkish Lab

November 19, 2018 @ 09:59 AM

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 Beats Saab Barracuda to Win US Army’s $480 million Camouflage Netting...

November 8, 2018 @ 06:30 PM

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 Corp in DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge

October 10, 2018 @ 09:35 AM

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, Saudi University to Develop Solar Cells for UAVs

October 5, 2018 @ 08:07 AM

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