Gogo Inflight Internet announced this week that they have signed an agreement to collaborate with Shareco Technologies to provide connectivity services on commercial aircraft.

This partnership marks Gogo’s first venture into China, and it is also the biggest deal ever announced in the country in terms of in-flight connectivity. Under the terms of the deal, Gogo will also supply features such as in-flight entertainment options to Shareco to install on the aircraft. The companies’ goal is to install the systems onto fifty aircraft within two years.

“We are extremely excited to partner with Shareco to deliver in-flight connectivity to passengers in China,"

said Gogo's president and CEO, Michael Small.

  "2Ku was built on the premise of being able to deliver an experience similar to what passengers experience on the ground all over the world including the Chinese market. Gogo will help assure that Shareco is at the leading edge of in-flight connectivity technology today and in the future."

Gogo and Shareco will begin seeking the required approval to install their technology immediately. Shareco is one of the bigger Chinese providers of in-flight entertainment and connectivity options, supplying domestic and international commercial airlines.

"Shareco is a high-tech company dedicated to building an ecosystem in the cabin that will create unique in-flight experiences which will benefit both airlines and passengers,"

said Pan Yunbin, CEO of Shareco.

"We have been looking for great partners to find the best that can customize in-flight connectivity and in-flight entertainment solutions, as well as other things the passengers may be interested in. We believe that Gogo, as a pioneer in this field, is one of the best at providing these services."

Gogo is a provider of in-flight wifi to airlines such as American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and many more.


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Over the next few months, Bombardier will work to focus on incorporating the SmartSky 4G LTE network into all of its US based business jet platforms including Challenger, Global, and Learjet aircraft.  SmartSky utilizes a unique air-to-ground network to provide 4G LTE network capabilities to customers throughout the continental US.  The network was developed as a direct response to an industry-wide lack of high-speed internet, and today it is the premier choice for in-flight connectivity.

SmartSky Networks president Ryan Stone said:

"SmartSky 4G is the only in-flight network capable of offering services in which bi-directional high bandwidth and low latency are essential”.

"That includes two-way streaming video or support of new advanced applications optimized to take advantage of ultrafast connectivity."

Additionally, the system will be used in tandem with Bombardier’s existing internet connectivity network known as WAVE.  Bombardier is hoping that the combined power of SmartSky and WAVE will provide users with an unparalleled in-flight network.  The speed of this new combined system will allow users to stream videos, make phone calls, perform video conferences, and surf the web all while aboard a business jet.

Bombardier Business Aircraft services sales and authorized service facilities vice-president Chris Milligan said:

"This is the airborne network experience our customers have been waiting for”.

Bombardier is already underway testing the capabilities of the WAVE system in their experimental test bed, so it is only a matter of time until they also incorporate the SmartSky system into this same testing session.


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MTU Maintenance, the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) division of the German aircraft engine manufacturer, MTU Aero Engines, has steadily been strengthening its position as a world leading provider for maintenance, repair, and overhaul. In 2015, MTU Maintenance signed deals totaling in at a value of 2.1 billion U.S. dollars, creating for a new company record which represents a rough increase of 25 percent from 2014.

“With our team and our capabilities, we are uniquely positioned to meet current and future requirements in the commercial engine MRO market,”

said the Chief Program Offer for MTU Aero Engines, Michael Schreyögg.

“We analyze customer expectations very carefully and offer service solutions geared to their specific needs, to better jointly leverage business potential with them.”

“The engine maintenance landscape is changing, calling for closer proximity to customers and more innovative services than ever. We are adding new engine models to our portfolio, developing innovative component repairs and offering highly competitive leasing and asset management products,”

said Schreyögg.

“When customers call us a partner, that’s a huge compliment – it gives the entire team a strong motivational boost to do their best for the customer.”

Many MTU customers have reaffirmed their trust in MTU’s MRO capabilities by extending or renewing their already existing contracts. Serving as an independent maintenance provider, MTU has signed more than 250 new contracts. Since its enter into business, MTU Maintenance has recorded around 16,000 shop visits, creating for more shop visits than any other MRO services provider in the world.


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Pratt and Whitney Canada, one of the global leaders in aerospace technologies, is introducing their PT6B-37A engine to China, in order to power twenty-five new Agusta Westland QW119Kx Helicopters.

The helicopters, which will be used for emergency medical purposes, are provided by defense company Finmeccanica through a contract with Sino-US. Over the course of the next two years, a total of sixty Agusta helicopters will be delivered under this contract to the medical team. Pratt and Whitney executives were delighted to be selected for this opportunity.

"The selection of the PT6B-37A-powered AW119 helicopters speaks to P&WC's quality, reliability and seamless customer service experience,"

said Vice President, Marketing, P&WC Irene Makris,

"We are thrilled and honored to be a key part of supporting Finmeccanica, Sino-US and the operator Kingwing - in the business of EMS missions, responding to emergencies and saving lives."

This engine type is one of the most popular in the world for turboprop aircraft. This version of it is based off the highly-acclaimed PT6T-3D Twin-Pac engine. It has recently been upgraded to increase its time between overhauls by 50%. There are electronic engine control systems installed on it, which give it the ability to govern the rotor no matter the conditions. This engine uses the same turbo machine

Kingwing General Aviation Co. Ltd, an emergency medical service company, will operate the helicopters. They have created a dedicated project called China Helicopter Air Ambulance, which helps out the Chinese emergency medical service sector.

This family of engines powers the most helicopters of any engine in the same power class. Currently, the engines are used in 115 countries, and there are over 5,000 PT6 turboshaft engines in operation. The combined total flight time of the engines exceeds 400 million flying hours.


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Turbomeca, the French manufacturer of low-power and medium-power gas turbine turboshaft engines for helicopters, remains hopeful that their Ardinden 3 engine will be offered on the Airbus Helicopter H175 super medium. Currently, the H175 helicopter features Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6 engines. The Airbus H175 helicopter remains as the only aircraft from Airbus Helicopters which is not equipped with an engine from Turbomeca.

Turbomeca has been working to develop their Ardiden 3C for use on a Chinese-built variant of the H175, the Avicopter Z-15/AC352. Test flights as well as integration work has been progressing ever since late 2015 on an early H175 prototype, now referred to as “Z-15 PT1,” at Airbus Helicopters’ facility in Marignane. The chief executive for Turbomexa, Bruno Even, suggested at a Heli-Expo media briefing that the H175 helicopter is a “natural target” for the Ardiden 3.

 “When we decided to launch Ardiden 3 our clear ambition was to be able to selected by all helicopter programs in the range of 6-7t,” Even said. “I am convinced that the Ardiden 3 could be a perfect target for this platform,”

as he suggested that the AgustaWestland AW139 might be another good possibility as well.

Program officials at Airbus Helicopters have recently suggested that there is no plan for integration of the 3C while at a recent press event at Marignane. Airbus Helicopters is hopeful that they can match the sales performance of the H175 during 2015 which consisted of 36 orders. Airbus is still working to reschedule deliveries for two early customers who were originally scheduled to receive their aircraft last year.


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The Boeing Company is struggling to agree on an idea regarding what kind of midsize jet they should build to compete with the Airbus A321neo.

The two options they have, as they see it, are to create a bigger and better version of the 737 MAX, or to create an entirely new 797 aircraft. Chief Ray Conner of Boeing Commercial Airplanes has expressed his desire to finalize decision sometime this year.

Ideas for a replacement has been described as a “757 on steroids”. Their idea is for it to carry over 200 passengers and a range of nearly 5,200 miles. The process of building an entirely new aircraft would obviously be very complex, so they would have to find a solution that fits the budget.

"These are questions that involve multibillion-dollar decisions, they involve questions about where you build this airplane," said Steven Udvar-Hazy, chief executive of Air Lease Corp. (ALC), and one of the leaders in the aviation industry, "It's not whether Boeing can build a good airplane, but can they build it cost efficiently.”

It is completely up to Boeing whether or not they want to disclose information such as development costs with partners, what sort of materials to build it out of, and where the jet will be built. No word has been given so far regarding their decision on this.

Boeing’s 757 went out of production in 2006, and is now only used sparingly. Previously, it was beloved by airlines due to its power and range compared to other single-aisle jets. If they were to build an upgraded version to compete with the A321neo, it would open up transatlantic flight routes such as Chicago to Manchester and Newark to Barcelona. Some airlines are seeing their 757’s age pretty quickly, so a replacement for them could be needed sooner rather than later.


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The Flight Acquisition Storage and Transmission (FAST™) solution from Pratt & Whitney Canada is now available for the AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter. The FAST™ solution from Pratt & Whitney Canada offers a wireless solution which provides preventative and actionable engine health information in addition to flight data recorder (FDR) data collection as well as transmission to operators. Available through Finmeccanica’s Helicopter Division, the FAST™ solution allows for lessened pilot workload while simultaneously reducing the operating costs as well as downtime of the helicopter due to advanced engine health monitoring accuracy.

“We are thrilled to work with Finmeccanica to deliver the FAST solution on the world-leading AW139 helicopter,” said the Vice President of Customer Programs at Pratt & Whitney Canada, Timothy Swail. “We know operators want easy-to-use tools that automate processes, reduce costs, ease maintenance and help avoid downtime. Today, including FAST, we have more than 800 helicopters using one of our diagnostics, prognostics and health management solutions and we fully expect the number to keep rising.”

Top Manufacturer Pratt & Whitney’s FAST solution is capable of wirelessly capturing, analyzing, and transmitting full flight data; this includes flight data recorder information to maintenance technicians and helicopter operators within minutes of landing. This solution will not require manual intervention in order to off-load data from the helicopter, as is typically the case. The FAST solution captures complete mission data, from engine start to shut down, and has the capacity to analyze more than 80 distinct helicopter and engine parameters related to pressure, temperature, as well as speed.

“These operators know that P&WC’s FAST solution help them deliver increased aircraft availability and reduce operating costs,” Swail added.


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Van Horn Aviation (VHA), the Rotor blade manufacturing company has received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for their composite main rotor blades tailored for the JetRanger helicopter Bell 206B. The new VHA 206B rotor blades have triple the amount of service hour life at more than 18,000 hours compared to the current OEM blades which stands for the original equipment manufacturer.

With more than five years of planning, designing, assembling and testing, which includes extensive flight and fatigue testing, the STC was designed with the expressed desire to reduce operator cost and improve upon the durability of the existing composite main rotor blades from the current OEM.

CEO of VHA James Van Horn notes that during their flight testing, the developers felt and saw major improvements with the responsiveness in terms of the composite blades versus the metal blades. The company expects that JetRanger operators will be very pleased with the upgrade in the composite blades which uses carbon fiber and a similar construction method as the company’s other successful 206bL tail rotor blades. The new VHA blades contains stainless steel with nickel abrasion strips covering the whole length of the blade protecting it from the lightning strikes and erosion. And while the composite blades are virtually an upgrade in every facet compared to the old metal blades, they use the same installation configuration allowing a seamless replacement without hub modification.

VHA has stressed tested these composite blades so extensively, putting it through simulated weather damage, extreme operator damage as well as induced manufacturing defects, that they are on the verge of being bullet-proof. This vigorous fatigue testing has earned the VHA the right to certify their 206B main rotor blades with a service life of 18,000 hours at less than $80,000.00 USD per blade all the while requiring an overhaul only once per every 2800 hours of service.


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ViaSat announced yesterday, February 22, 2016 that they have come to an agreement to provide Qantas Airways the highest-quality and fastest in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity on Qantas’ domestic flights. ViaSat speeds will be up to 10 times faster than ground based in-flight internet services. This will allow customer to stream live sports, news, TV shows, and movies.

ViaSats Ku/Ka-band antenna will be streamlined across ViaSat’s global Ku-band network and nbn’s Sky Muster ka-band satellites. This will effectively connect all Qantas passengers while they fly domestically.

This partnership between Qantas and Via Sat “has been an ambition of ours for a long time”, as stated by Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.  Their goal of having quality internet experience on the ground similar to inflight will be finally reached for Australia’s domestic aviation market.

Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO is adamant that they are

“bringing the best internet service—with the highest capacity, speeds, and take-rates – to Qantas passengers”.

He is especially excited to be working with Qantas who he feels is a premium airline that strives to bring quality services to their customers.

These negotiations are set for trials later in 2016 on Qantas Boeing 737 aircraft. Beginning 2017 they plan for services across the Qantas domestic fleet of A330s and B737s with all carriers fitted with in-cabin Wi-Fi hotspots.


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On Monday February 16th, 2016 an article was released discussing the enhanced SR series 2016 for the Cirrus aircraft. This article talks about the newest improvements in design, convenience, and luxury when it comes to the SR models. Aviation Pros describes the experience on the same caliber as “luxury automobiles to both pilot and passengers.”

The SR series 2016 enhancements focused on working with the customer more by incorporating and blending in lifestyle comforts, personalization, and wireless connectivity while also improving the exterior and interior with high quality materials.

Todd Simmons, Cirrus Aircraft President of Customer Experience, introduces his talk by saying how well they are doing.

“Cirrus Aircraft is proud to produce the best-selling airplane in its segment for the thirteenth consecutive year, and for 2016 we’ve raised the bar again.”

Simmons goes on and talks a little bit about the company.

“The reason for our success is simple: We never stop listening to our owners and operators, we never stop innovating and we never cease to provide the highest quality customer experience – whether on the ground or in flight.”

In addition to this, Simmons talks about the SR series 2016. “In 2016 we continue to refine the aircraft to enhance both pilot and passenger comfort and to leave an unmistakable impression on the tarmac, connecting customers to their aircraft in new and distinctive ways.”

In terms of features, the SR series 2016 has an integrated Bluetooth audio panel that can receive calls and music wirelessly to any passenger connected in the cabin. Not only this, but the aircraft also has wireless connectivity for the Garmin Flight Stream use on mobile devices which is considered a first for piston aircrafts. With this device, pilots are able to flight plan and transfer flight plans from home. The pilots will also be able to change routes mid-flight with the device.

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Rolls-Royce, the British car manufacturer and aero-engine manufacturer, has been striving to continuously increase the production rate at its engine assembly plant located in Singapore. The company has been working hard to develop the new Trent 7000 as well as various other new technologies which can potentially be utilized on future engines.

Rolls-Royce also produces fan blades in Singapore for use on the Trent XWB, Trent 1000, and Trent 900 engines. The director for Rolls-Royce in Singapore, Bicky Bhangu, said that the company made 3,100 fan blades last year in Singapore and is currently increasing production rates to achieve annual production of around 7,600 blades by the end of the year 2017.

In past years, most of the engine development typically took place in Europe. Upon successful testing of the engines in the United Kingdom, the production would then be transferred to Singapore. This is the case for the Trent 1000 as well as the Trent 900.

The company recently announced that with the Trent 7000, Rolls-Royce Singapore will also be collaborating in the development process of the engine. The Rolls-Royce Singapore facility will also be assembling the Trent 7000, which is the engine that will power the Airbus A330neo. Bhangu suggested that despite the fact that the first two test engines will be produced in Derby, England, Rolls-Royce Singapore will be utilizing test cells in order to test the Trent 7000 and will also be assembling the test engines.

AirAsia X and Delta Air Lines have already placed orders on the A330neo. The Rolls-Royce company strives to have the Trent 7000 certified near the first quarter of 2017. The company hopes to have entry into service by the fourth quarter of that same year.

Rolls-Royce will be participating in the Singapore Airshow’s Education Day in efforts to engage the next generation. The company will be showing the work that they encounter and hopes to have its Trent 1000 engine on display for the attendees.

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The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced that Rolls Royce has been awarded two contracts by the Airforce, each worth more than $70 million. The contracts are meant to provide logistics, supplies and propulsion system sustainment for the Airforce’s C-130J aircraft. The first contract is worth approximately $77 million and requires Rolls Royce to supply 24 spare AE2100DE engines to the Airforce. These engines will then be delivered to Saudi Arabia. The AE2100D3 engine is built to power high-speed regional aircrafts as well as maritime patrol aircrafts. It has a power range of between 3600 shaft horsepower and 4700 shaft horsepower.

The C130J Super Hercules aircraft is an airlifter manufactured by Lockheed Martin. It is designed mainly for transporting cargo, troops and equipment into and out of combat zones. In addition to combat missions the C-130J can also be used for firefighting, aircraft refueling, humanitarian missions as well as search and rescue missions.

In addition to the contract requirements listed above for one of the contracts, Rolls Royce was also awarded a second contract valued at $76 million. In this contract Rolls Royce is required to provide propulsion system sustainment to the Airforce’s C130J aircraft. This sustainment will be done by providing management and logistics support in addition to technical support and engineering services for the aircrafts’ propulsion systems. Rolls Royce will perform work on the aircrafts in both contracts in Indianapolis, IN and the work required for both contracts are expected to completed by the end of February 2017.

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Boeing was recently awarded a multibillion-dollar contract with the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. The contract is worth approximately $2.4 billion and is for 20 P-8A Poseidon aircrafts. Out of the 20 aircrafts 16 of them are meant for the U.S. Navy and will be used to replace the Navy’s P-3C Orion Aircrafts. Meanwhile 4 of them will go to the RAAF. Based on Boeing’s Next-Generation 737-800, the P-8A is considered one the worlds’ most advanced anti-submarine and anti-surface aircrafts.

After the announcement of the contract Boeing’s Vice President and Program Manager for the P-8 program, James Dodd, released a statement saying that “We continue to hear feedback from our U.S. Navy customer about the incredible capabilities of the P-8A,” Dodd went on to say that “The deployed squadrons tell us it’s exceeding expectations. We’re looking forward to providing even more capability to the fleet and to Australia.”

This deal with Royal Australian Air Force follows its decision in 2014 to purchase 8 P-8As and in addition to the Australian military other countries such as India currently operate the P-8A and the U.K.s Royal Airforce has also expressed an interest in purchasing 9 P-8As.

 The news of this contract now doubt brought a smile to executives at Boeing especially since the American Aircraft company’ s defense arm recently lost out on a lucrative U.S. Air Force contract to build a new long range bomber. More to that the company was facing uncertainty regarding its F-18 and F-15 production lines in St. Louis, MI. Mainly because the facility was lacking enough orders to justify it remaining open till the end of the decade. After Kuwait announced recently that it would purchase Eurofighter Typhoon jets instead of the Boeing f-18. However, despite this setback with the Kuwait Military Boeing remains optimistic that a deal can still come to fruition and the American based aircraft company will no doubt be happy that while it waits for further deals to be finalized it isn’t left contract-less and has some P-8As to build.

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Although fuel efficiency standards are not nearly as strict in the aerospace industry as they are in the automotive industry, aviation is still responsible for a large percentage of global emissions. With this in mind, NASA has decided to embark on a quest to develop hybrid aircraft engines. This new initiative is a rare move for NASA in that it will focus primarily upon improving aircraft as opposed to spacecraft.

NASA’s proposed hybrid engine system would combine an electric motor with a more traditional jet turbine in order to efficiently distribute power throughout the aircraft. NASA has yet to produce a test aircraft with hybrid engines, but they have performed extensive ground tests with a number of different hybrid engine configurations. Authorities at NASA are hoping that their hybrid aircraft engines will reduce aircraft fuel consumption by nearly 30 %.

“These systems use electric motors and generators that work together with turbine engines to distribute power throughout the aircraft in order to reduce drag for a given amount of fuel burned,” Amy Jankovsky, a NASA engineer said. “Part of our research is developing the lightweight machinery and electrical systems that will be required to make these systems possible.”

Considering the US commercial aviation industry burned through nearly 9 billion gallons of fuel in 2015, hybrid aircraft engines could present immense savings. NASA already has a general idea of how the new engines will function, but their research team is still hard at work developing additional fuel saving measures. Aircraft fuel efficiency has remained largely uncontrolled over the years, but with proposed EPA regulations looming, hybrid engines may soon become a necessity. Look for NASA to pursue even more aircraft fuel efficiency projects in the years to come.

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The Algerian Air Force has recently placed an order for a dozen Sukhoi (Su-34) “Fullback” fighter bombers from Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association, a Russian aircraft manufacturer, in order to gradually replace their aging fleet of MiG-25s from the Soviet-era. These aging MiG-25s have been patiently awaiting retirement from service as the Algerian Air Force has been undergoing a force modernization program.

According to Chkalov Sergei Smirnov, the Director General of Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association, it took roughly eight years of relentless negotiations for Algeria to finalize their decision to purchase the Su-34 fighter bombers. Smirnov also reported that the Algerian Air Force has shown interest in the long-term purchase of upgraded versions of Sukhoi’s Su-24 “Fencer,” which would meet the changing needs and requirements of Algeria’s ongoing force modernization and re-orientation program. Smirnov did not release any further details of the sale.

The order for 12 Sukhoi Su-34’s is speculated to be a part of the $7.5 billion Algerian-Russian arms deal which was signed in March of 2006 for the supply of land, aviation, and sea-ward defense technologies and equipment as well as anti-missile systems. Igor Korotchenko, a top Russian military expert, informed RIA Novostin late last year that the deployment of the Su-34 Fullback fighter bomber in Syria on combat duty will help potential buyers in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, as well as in Africa, as they will be able to evaluate the aircrafts performance and decide on whether to purchase it or not.

"Several countries in Africa, including Uganda and Nigeria, which [are] waging a war against Boko Haram, could buy the Su-34,” said Korotchenko. “Such top of the range fighter bomber aircraft could also strengthen Ethiopia's Air Force, which still operates a large fleet of aging Su-27 fighters."

The Su-34 fighter bomber has also been cultivating interest from Iraq, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, while Kazakhstan currently operates a squadron which was acquired from Russia.

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With the goal to go after the U.S Army’s Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations Maintenance Program, or ATMP, Lockheed Martin is currently in the process of assembling a team. They have partnered with Cubic Global Defense and Pulau to compete for the $2.8 billion training and simulation contract that is currently held by Raytheon.

The Army’s Training Maintenance Program (ATMP) provides maintenance, lifecycle management and sustainment of more than 250,000 fielded training aids, devices, simulations, and simulators (TADSS) and ranges in support of worldwide Army training. Some of the Army training includes digital range training, urban operations training system, advanced gunnery, combat tactical training, and joint land component constructive training. Lockheed’s partnership with Cubic Global Defense is essential and benefits the program because they currently provide advanced training equipment, solutions and supporting services to the U.S. Army. They will focus on the training for both the individual and collective force. Palua on the other hand supports the Army with operation, maintenance, and logistical services.

Lockheed Martin training and logistics solution general manager and vice president Jon Rambeau said,

"Our ATMP team combines a global logistics and sustainment footprint with smart technology solutions that will maximize the army's operational awareness, and the return on investment in their training enterprise."

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Saft announced that it was awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Textron Systems for lithium-ion batteries to power Universal Ground Control Stations. Under this $2.2 million contract, Saft will deliver 92 integrated charger batteries. These lithium ion batteries, more commonly known as Integrated Charger Batteries (ICBs), will be used to provide back-up power to control unmanned aerial systems (UAS) stations.

These ICBs will be able to deliver 100 amps or hours while remaining lightweight. In this fashion, the overall size of the battery required for the system will decrease.

Alex Bynum, the Director of Sales for Saft’s U.S. Space and Defense Division, gave his take on the contract:

“This follow-on contract symbolizes a maturing relationship with an established industry leader and validates Saft’s heritage of delivering complete energy storage systems tailored to our customer’s specifications.”

Bynum also commented on potential future uses of the ICB: We look forward to enabling continued demonstration of the ICB’s performance for a range of field-critical applications.

Textron System first gave Saft an ICB contract in 2010. During that time, the ICB was also being used on a wide variety of applications.

Wayne Prender, the Vice President of Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, commended Saft on their work:

“Our UGCS incorporates features and technologies for joint services interoperability, mission flexibility, scalability, and ease of use – making it universally capable for the future force. That’s why we look to trusted industry partners like Saft to deliver solutions – especially their ICB – to ensure our soldiers can complete the mission – regardless of its circumstances.”

Saft is a world leader in manufacturing nickel and lithium batteries.

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Saab has subcontracted OSI Maritime Systems to deliver its tactical dived navigation systems for Royal Swedish Navy’s two new A26 submarines. It is the market’s leading and most comprehensive submarine navigation software available. OSI will be designing, constructing, integrating, and setting to work a tactical dived navigation system (TDNS) for each of the submarines.

The navigation system will provide the A26 submarine with a very wide range of navigational capacity and the tactical features that will improve the operational capacity of the submarine and the overall dived navigation safety. It has also been successfully interfaced with a selection of submarine-specific Combat and Fire Control Systems making it a low risk and ideal solution to submarine navigation. Some of the navigation’s safety improvements include:

  • Advanced navigation fixing techniques: ENS and Raster Charts
  • Bottom Contour Fixing
  • Line of Soundings Fixing
  • 3D Chart display
  • Vertical Sextant Angels
  • Automatic and Manual pool of errors calculation, future prediction of POE, PoE reduction through a variety of means
  • Target motion analysis
  • Water space management and moving havens
  • Fully supports the construction of dived navigation charts

The new A26 is also known to be the world’s most modern submarine program. The program will be able to operate in all oceans and across a broad spectrum of conflict environments.

Saab has begun their construction work on the next-generation submarines with its expected delivery to begin in 2022 and be completed by 2024.

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The Israeli Navy has just completed its first successful launch of its Barak 8 surface-to-air missile. Developed as a collaboration between the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the Barak 8 is a short to long range naval based missile intended to be launched from the sea. Although the Barak 8 will won’t be fully operational for another two years, Israel believes the missile system will allow them to protect their offshore gas fields from Hezbollah militants. During the initial test, a Barak 8 missile was launched from an Israeli ship and intercepted a drone device meant to simulate a hostile craft.

Although the Barak 8 is intended to increase the defense capabilities of Israel and India, the two countries are also considering selling the missile to other militaries.

“In addition to India and Israel, which are procuring it, other armies around the world have signed with IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) to procure the advanced system. Assembly line production of the missiles and their accompanying systems has already begun,”

IAI Program Director for Air & Missile Defence Systems Boaz Levy said.

“The recent trial has given the system a substantial boost among countries that are still considering whether to procure it, and we believe that in the coming years, we will increase the number of signed contracts for its procurement.”

The Barak 8 is immensely versatile and can be used for a number of different situations including everything from supersonic skimmers to high altitude targets. With an advanced radar guidance system, the Barak 8 can engage multiple targets no matter the weather. The Barak 8 also features a vertical launch system, which allows it to be easily integrated into existing and new ships.


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The US Navy and BAE Systems delivered 110 advanced precision kill weapons system (APKWS) to Jordan, which makes it the first country to receive the system as an international partner. The APKWS will be used on the Jordanian CASA CN-235 light gunship aircraft. This order was placed back in 2014 through a foreign military sale (FMS).

Al Mousseau, the PMA-242 Direct and Time Sensitive Strike program manager, commented,

APKWS is a versatile, reliable and effective weapon that will enhance Jordan's warfighting capability in the Middle East region. We worked closely with BAE to deliver a strong military capability to our international partner."

The APKWS is a 2.75 inch rocket that has a built in semi-active laser that uses guided technology to hit lightly armored targets in built-up and confined areas.

The CN-235 has speeds up to 454 km/h and can be up at 25,000ft in altitude while still keeping low level flight characteristics. Not only this, the CN-235 has short take off landing capabilities as well. It is powered by two turboprop engines made by GE, coined the CT7-9CE which allows for quick agility, fast response time, high performance, and low fuel consumption. The low fuel consumption equates to roughly 11 hours of flight time. The CN-235ae hold up to 51 people or 13,200 pounds of payload which deems it capable of daily airlift missions.

The short take off landing capabilities are possible through the strong landing gear and tandem low pressure tires. The CN-235 has a light footprint of less than 1800 feet on soft, rough, and unprepared landing trips. It can also perform up to 200 passes in CMR 4.

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