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
Russia aircraft maker ‘Ilyushin plans to modernize the Antonov An-124 heavy-lift transport plane at the cost of over $52.5 million, the company said in its annual procurement plan for 2018
In a public solicitation last Friday, the US Army announced its intention to purchase an airborne high-powered microwave system from Lockheed Martin, for use against drones. The high-powered microwave system would be mounted to an aircraft would disable fixed-wing or quadcopter drones with a beam of focused radiation, as reported by TheVerge News
The United States' Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently completed Phase 2 flight tests of its Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program demonstrating advanced algorithms performing real-world tasks without human assistance. FLA performs tasks dangerous for humans – such as pre-mission reconnaissance in a hostile urban setting or searching damaged structures for survivors following an earthquake, DARPA said in a statement Wednesday
BAE Systems along with L3 Technologies has begun transitioning its Compass Call Electronic Warfare (EW) system from US Air Force's EC-130H aircraft to Gulfstream 550 aircraft to improve stand-off jamming capability and also counter communications and radar threats. In 2017, BAE Systems and its partners completed the initial design review of the Compass Call weapon system, and the final design review is planned for this fall
BAE Systems designed collaborative robots, ‘cobots will be tested on the Typhoon production line by the end of the year. The cobotic workstation – designed to support people with complex manufacturing of combat aircraft- is fitted with a range of digital technology and will be piloted at the companys Warton, Lancashire site to work alongside manufacturers building high-tech systems for cutting-edge combat aircraft, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Russias Energia Rocket and Space Corporation will test the new electric propulsion rocket engine operating on iodine this month end, TASS reports quoting the companys press office as saying. "The developers will hold the ground tests of the propulsion unit already in late June," project co-head and design engineer Pavel Shcherbina said
France and Germany on Tuesday signed two joint letters of intent, including one on the Future Air Combat System (SCAF), designating "France as a leading nation" for the project to succeed the Rafale and the Eurofighter warplanes by 2040. According to a statement issued by the French Defence Ministry, the program will bring together "a new multi-purpose combat aircraft, adapted to contemporary air threats and exploiting the potential of artificial intelligence, network-based combat capabilities, including drones of various types
Boeing and Israeli company Assembrix Ltd signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Monday that will enable Boeing to use Assembrix software to manage and protect intellectual property shared with vendors during design and manufacturing. "This agreement expands Boeing's ties to Israeli industry while helping companies like Assembrix expand their business," said David Ivry, president, Boeing Israel
Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division has partnered with 3D Systems to develop additive manufacturing technologies expected to accelerate the adoption of metal 3-D printing in the naval shipbuilding industry. The joint effort is expected to support future qualification and certification programs necessary to implement this advanced manufacturing technology for the U
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