3D printing of aircraft and other defense parts certainly transforms the military support environment but the threat of counterfeit parts could fuel a grey market. “The threat of counterfeit parts from easily accessible 3D printers, coupled with the endless amount of designs available on the Internet, could fuel a black market, Graham Grose, industry director at the IFS Aerospace & Defence Center of Excellence said in an interview with Defenseworld
Honeywells SmartRunway and SmartLanding system has received industry approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency for use on the Boeing 737 Next Generation airliner. The Boeings airliner is first aircraft approved to operate this technology in Europe
India has test launched the advanced Technology Vehicle (ATV) with a solid booster carrying scramjet engines from the launch pad of the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre located in South India. The two stage/engine RH-560 sounding rocket took off on Sunday morning from the rocket port of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, various media reported Sunday
Iran has unveiled three homemade defense technologies, including a GPS system. They comprised a one-megawatt Local Positioning System (LPS) transmitter, which Iranian defense minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said, would render the defense forces independent of the Global Positioning System (GPS), Press TV reported Wednesday
A new DARPA program aims to develop an implantable neural interface able to provide unprecedented signal resolution and data-transfer bandwidth between the human brain and the digital world. The interface would serve as a translator, converting between the electrochemical language used by neurons in the brain and the ones and zeros that constitute the language of information technology
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to replace Global Positions Systems with Atomic Clocks with Enhanced Stability (ACES). “All of our modern communications, navigation and electronic warfare systems, as well as our intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, depend on accurate time-keeping,” said Lutwak, who will oversee the new program, called Atomic Clocks with Enhanced Stability (ACES) Wednesday in an official press release
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has selected Meprolight to supply thousands of combat sights, known as MEPRO M5 Red Dot, from next month onwards. The MEPRO M5 Red-Dot Sight, is an energy-efficient, compact sight that provides thousands of operating hours while utilizing a single “AA” commercial battery
B-Temia and Sagem (Safran) have signed a technological and business development agreement to develop and market new-generation exoskeletons for industrial and military applications. Exoskeletons are bio-mechanical and electronic structures worn on the body to assist and enhance people's movements, or to restore mobility
Thales has won a Euro 185 million contract from the Bolivian Ministry of Defence for integrated air defence and civil air traffic management (ATM), in Bolivia at a ceremony held today at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Under this contract launched by the Bolivia, Thales will deploy its civil and air defence radars and automation systems to modernise and integrate Bolivias air defence and civil ATM operations, the company announced today
The US military plans to upgrade existing biometric technologies for larger storage capacity and reducing the size and weight of the current systems in place. Biometric technologies are used to identify individuals at a distance as well as at up close
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)s new Defense Systems Integration Complex will focus on research and development in radars, missiles and electronic warfare systems. The new facilitys foundation stone was laid by Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar on September 30, 2015 and will be the largest facility once it is commissioned
Saab has delivered Automatic Warning and Reporting (AWR) system to a customer in Kuwait for the detection, identification, warning, monitoring and reporting of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) hazards. The system, which is a flexible, modular and future-proof solution, can be operated from fixed locations, carried by personnel or mounted on vehicles, the company announced today
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