Saturday, 24 November 2012



Spartan becomes aggressive with its new version of MC-27J.

Alenia Aermacchi, a subsidiary of Finmeccanica and we benefited from ATK Farnborough to present the draft multi-role aircraft MC-27J . Both companies expect the integration of different modules, which allow a C-27J , slightly modified to be fitted in less than four hours, new capabilities: ISR, C2 and above ground support. The first phase of the project is the integration of a fixed barrel GAU-23 Bushmaster 30 mm which takes 200 rounds per minute.It is installed on a pallet at the rear left side door. This first phase is expected to perform flight tests in September this year. Subsequently, the system will integrate additional modules as a set electro-optical/infrared, means of communication and integration of guided weapons.The system should eventually be equipped with a gun slaved to the optronic assembly. This can be compared to that of the Kit Harvest Hawk installed and used successfully in Afghanistan KC-130J U.S. forces. ATK has the experience of change during the Cn-235 of the Jordanian Air Force. This device version should work especially in asymmetrical warfare.According to the two companies the potential market for this type of release would be about 50 units.
MC-27J Spartan
MC 27J Spartan (Italy)

For the first Yak-130 at Farnborough.

Irkut presented for the first time at Farnborough, its advanced training aircraft, the Yak-130 .Already in service in Russian and Algerian forces, it is a training device modern, developed in collaboration with Aermacchi during the initial phases of the project. Irkut benefits from lounge to initiate a major marketing campaign in order to attract potential customers. Ten countries have already initiated discussions to acquire Yak-130 . An export version of the latter, specializing in ground support is under development. Irkut wants to equip, depending on customer needs, the aircraft radar, a refueling boom, a designation pod and precision weapons, including air-ground missiles Kh-29 , Kh-31 and Kh-38 . The Yak-130 will become a formidable fighter. The potential market for this product is estimated by Irkut about 400 units.
YAK 130 (Russia)

Tekever presents its AR4 Light Ray in flight.

The Farnborough Air Show 2012 was an opportunity for the Portuguese society TEKEVER to be in the limelight. Only company obtained permission to fly a drone, it has put forward its expertise. Mini reconnaissance drone short range AR4 Light Ray , who was presented a preview during the last Paris Air Show 2011, is particularly innovative. This system has several technological innovations in particular, so the fastening system of the payload electro-optical (TV or IR) using an electromagnetic device rather than simple mechanical clips. The elements of flights and video are transmitted in real time to the ground station and are registered in the vehicle air, allowing the end of the mission to exploit the high definition video.
A complete system consists of three aircraft, a ground station and a device for receiving images. Implementation requires only operator able to deploy or fold the plane in less than a minute.
In order to best meet the needs of future customers, TEKEVER has benefited from the support of the Portuguese army in order to make available a proven system in operational conditions.
AR4 Light Ray
AR 4 Light Ray (Portugal)

Saab unveils first Gripen NG demonstrator with its AESA radar.

Demonstrator Gripen NG was presented with the AESA radar RAVEN ES-05 Selex Galileo, which was installed for the first time in Link√∂ping 16 June 2012. This radar is a key element of the offer in Switzerland. This is the final phase of negotiations with SAAB for the purchase of 22 Gripen E / F . The presence Farnborough the aircraft with its radar while the early phases of testing are currently a strong signal is sent to Switzerland. The only countries to date, which are equipped with AESA radar, are the United States and the United Arab Emirates customer.
Raven ES-05 radar on the Gripen NG Demonstrator
ES 05 Raven radar on Gripen NG demonstrator (Italy)

The Sixton and Strix-C ALPI Aviation.

The Italian company ALPI AVIATION presented two systems for its very short and short range, already in service with the armies transalpine.
The first, Sixton is a micro UAV VTOL type equipped with three electric motors. A system consists of a ground segment and three air vehicles. Equipped with a micro camera day or night,   Sixton has a range of 30 minutes to a range of 7 km. It is served by a single man who may be assisted by another operator in charge of imaging via a terminal connected to the ground station. The Italian Army would experiment are two copies of this system of micro drones. The excellent maneuverability of the aircraft allowed ALPI AVIATION perform flight demonstrations indoors, in an area for this purpose within the show.
Sixton (Italy)
The Strix-C is a mini electrical UAV flying wing type whose range is 12 km autonomy than two hours. It can be equipped with a camera arranged day or night in the prone position. It can be implemented by a single operator in less than ten minutes. Fully autonomous aircraft may be diverted by the driver by simply appointing a new turning point on the touch screen of the ground station.
Operational in the Air Force, which has five systems, it was deployed in Afghanistan.
Strix-C (Italy)

The new version of Predator XP reserved for export.

The U.S. company General Atomics presented a new version for the export of its RQ-1 Predator A and called Predator XP . The wing structure was modified by the addition of winglets to improve the bearing capacity of the air carrier as well as serve as a location for VHF and UHF antenna systems further. This version unarmed is equipped with electro-optical assembly Star Safire FLIR Systems. UAE could be the first buyers.
Predator XP
Predator XP (United States)

The Boeing Phantom Eye.

The Boeing Company presented its drone Phantom Eye HALE type whose first flight test had been carried out on 1 st June. With a wingspan of 60 meters and a payload of 200 kg, this UAV is powered by two giant engines running on liquid hydrogen will have a record battery life of four days at an altitude of 65,000 ft. The takeoff is nevertheless assured by a motorized trolley. Eventually, the aircraft could become the most powerful drone in the world in terms of endurance, especially the more environmentally friendly.
Phantom Eye
Phantom Eye (USA)

Boeing has the little brother of P-8A Poseidon project MSA.

Boeing has benefited from this edition of the show to present its new project Maritime Patrol Aircraft Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) . This program, which began about a year ago, is the integration of the mission system of P-8 on aircraft range case. The sensors of the latter, would be composed of a multi-role radar, an electro-optical assembly, and a collection system electromagnetic. The assembly is connected to three consoles dual-display, almost identical to those of P-8 Poseidon . Unlike the latter, the MSA will not be equipped with means for anti-submarine warfare or weapons. It should be noted a significant change in business strategy Boeing. Indeed, the American company does not offer the platform for this aircraft. The type of future aircraft has not yet been announced, negotiations are still underway with the supplier. However, the first flight should be completed within one year.Boeing, which is funding the project with its own funds, estimates the potential market for this type of aircraft to approximately USD 10 billion. The risk taken by the aerospace giant seems rather low, the company has already received several requests from clients, in addition, the Government of the United States would be a potential prospect. Boeing provides this project with MSA an alternative to the P-8 , but the targeted market segment is highly competitive.
P-8 Poseidon
P 8 Poseidon (United States)

Eurofighter his helmet ready F-35.

Lockheed Martin has signed a contract with BAE Systems to equip the program JSF a helmet visor alternative to F-35 HMDS VSI. Lockheed Martin and seek to minimize the risk of possible failures of the helmet visor of the VSI joint venture between Elbit and Rockwell Collins. Indeed, it is facing several major technical problems, such as the earthquake visualization, integration of night vision and time display DAS (Distributed Aperture System).This is a set of sensors Infrared placed around the F-35 should provide, among other things, a night vision capability.
Lockheed Martin seeks to minimize risk by choosing a solution from available technologies on the shelf. The option proposed by BAE is based on that of the helmet visor of theEurofighter , which has a detection optical position. The functions of the HUD (HUD), are presented to the pilot via a reticle Monocular. Night vision is provided by a pair of conventional glasses intensifier which can be mounted on the helmet. This solution is scalable BAE, because it could be adapted to a binocular display for DAS and / or night vision system if the helmet was chosen by the integrator to equip the aircraft series.
VSI now subject to significant competition has benefited from Farnborough to present his helmet F-35 HMDS operation. The company tries to correct his image and the various development problems of his helmet. Vibrations were corrected by integrating an inertial sensor on a helmet, sensible compensate vibrations of the magnetic sensor mounted on the seat. To improve night vision helmet is also equipped with a digital night vision system (DNV). The next version of the helmet should be equipped with sensor ISIE-11 of Intevac which should meet the quality standards required by Lockheed Martin. Finally latency issues, which are primarily the responsibility of the integrator Lockheed Martin, are due to the large amount of data processed by the aircraft. They should be solved by improving the capacity of the treatment system and changing treatment algorithms. Since the arrival of BAE Systems in the race, VSI seems to be determined to correct the defects of his helmet market estimated by VSI is about 3,600 helmets.
Eurofighter (England / Germany / Italy)

Thrusters for satellites with an effective non-toxic propellant in ECAPS.

After ten years of research and in-orbit validation of an attitude control motor 1 Newton (1N) on board the satellite Prisma , the company ECAPS, SSC Swedish group has demonstrated the viability of using propulsion technology one non-toxic propellant, denser and more than 24% 6% effective as hydrazine used alone.
Its implementation allows a significant reduction of the risks and delays in launch campaigns, making unnecessary the suits and specialized local staff when filling the satellite. Its low toxicity even allowing its transport in the same plane, spreading the risks logistics by land or sea.
Beyond the environmental aspect, this fuel can replace the toxic and unstable hydrazine, to consider either a smaller tank for the same mission or to extend its keeping the circuit propellant of origin, the product being compatible with standard components.
ECAPS exhibited its prototype thrusters providing bursts of 5, 22 and 50 Newton, intended to replace mono-propellant systems traditional adapted to control attitude and trajectory orbit satellites, they are, small, average or large. The model is derived from 1N 5N and successful tests in the firings of test models 22N demonstrating the feasibility of thrust levels higher herald a change in the small space propulsion. ECAPS also considering a project of 220 Newtons, for this time of launcher upper stages.
The range of propellants ECAPS
The range of propellants EAPS (Sweden)

Opportunities beyond aviation in OIS-AT

The company OIS-AT facilitates opportunities to India in providing solutions for managing compensation process, and hosted on its stand many companies including Europe Warfare System which presents its solutions for telecommunications tactical UHF and VHF / UHF .
SWE exhibited a UHF antenna on a tripod, easily removable and transportable, the score can be motorized option. The equipment can be associated with a system allowing offset distance operators exposed to danger zones or to facilitate installation technically inaccessible.
The system PATHFINDER can handle powers from 2 to 45 w in a frequency range of 30 to 512 Mhz. It consists of two boxes that are sufficient to install between a radio transmitter / receiver and antenna in a bidirectional optical fiber up to 10 km. The case has a internal standard Ethernet connection allows, if necessary, the connection of any classical computer for remote control of the air by a web-based interface.
UHF Tacpack Tripod 

Detect intruders with a range of Plextek blighter.

In an event like Farnborough aerospace essentially, the presence of the British company Plextek, manufacturer of radar ground surveillance is perfectly legitimate. The product rangeblighter 400 , give it a proven track record of securing major international airports like Heathrow.
The model B402 scanning electron presentation on the stand can detect a man crawling at 4.5 or 10 km when he walks, a light vehicle is seen at 16km. Compact, it can, through its wide vertical beam be installed on the existing infrastructure without the need for expensive wiring or mast. Each module can scan 90 ° in azimuth, and just to add configurations for 180, 270 or 360 °. The number of cameras is not restricted, there is no interference between systems with centralized information network allows the designation of targets long range cameras. Its ability to detect targets small and slow and good discrimination of the Doppler signal can track a target along a shed or under a fuselage limits the number of devices required. It is possible to choose other forms of antennas, providing vertical beam angles of 20, 10 or 5 degrees, then the maximum is increased by about 30% in the latter case.Waterproof as dust (IP65) it has no moving mechanism, and fully solid state technology provides no maintenance for five years. The B402 can accommodate vehicle batteries, the average consumption (38 W at 12 VDC) not exceeding that of a computer. It is perfectly adapted to other uses whatsoever on vehicle, desert environment or coastal surveillance and port. The instrumented range is up to 32 Km
Stand blighter
Stand blighter (England)

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