Paris Air Show 2017

Weighing only 3.5kg, the new T-STAMP-XR includes a cooled thermal imaging camera with extremely narrow FOV, and unsurpassed gyro-stabilization – enabling outstanding day and night surveillance capabilities on small UAS. Paris Air Show 2017, Le Bourget, June 19-25, Hall 3, Stand C2 14 June 2017. CONTROP...

ECA UAVs and UGVs Collaborate

ECA is pushing forward collaboration among several of its unmanned systems notably the Iguana Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) and IT-180 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The company recently demonstrated to the press the added value that collaborative work between UGVs and UAVs could bring to dangerous...

OCCAR and EDA explained

OCCAR
European Union (EU) member states’ willingness to participate in cooperative defence equipment programmes is supported by two organisations; the EDA and OCCAR. The European Defence Agency (EDA) and the Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement (OCCAR/Joint Organisation for Armament Coopperation). Although established by...

On Funds and Windows

EU troops
The European Commission is working on new economic incentives to support member states’ willingness to cooperate regarding national and collective European Union (EU) security through the European Defence Action Plan. The European Commission (the EU’s executive body) considers the creation of a real European...

Class War

CTA International 40 CTA
It is said that vehicles, like humans, gain weight as they get older. This is certainly the case for Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs). This appellation becomes less and less relevant with the latest models of ‘light’ armoured fighting vehicles, as this article will explain. Platforms...

New era of technological evolution arrives with first Wärtsilä HY contract

The technology group Wärtsilä has received its first order for the recently introduced Wärtsilä HY, a hybrid power module that combines engines, an energy storage system, and power electronics. The contract has been signed with Italy based Rimorchiatori Riuniti, the biggest owner and operator...

Cost versus Credibility

C-295 Persuader MPA
While a maritime patrol capability is important for many countries, not all can afford aircraft than can provide a full spectrum of capabilities. However, inexpensive but effective is a difficult goal to attain in what is often a multi-mission domain. When the British government announced...

Wärtsilä to emphasise digital transformation at Nor-Shipping 2017

At the upcoming Nor-Shipping 2017 conference and exhibition in Oslo, Marco Ryan, Chief Digital Officer & Executive Vice-President of Wärtsilä Corporation, will outline the company's proactive work in embracing the digital transformation affecting the shipping industry. Wärtsilä's focus on innovation and emerging technologies has been...

Welcome To Hell

Bofors Test Centre
This was how the Bofors Test Centre’s manager, Rickard Lindstrom greeted the press at a recent demonstration of its capabilities. He asked: “What are the capabilities of a modern weapon system? To find out, you have to take it to the very edge. No...

Rohde & Schwarz presents the world’s first broadband amplifiers

The R&S BBA130 broadband amplifiers from Rohde & Schwarz are the world's first amplifiers in the 80 MHz to 6 GHz range that allow users to optimize the transmission characteristics to the requirements of a specific application. The operating class for the transistors can...

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