Filed under: Alenia Aeronautica, Business Line, Companies, Countries, Events, Italy, Military Aviation, Press Releases, production program
The first Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3 made by Partner Company Alenia Aerrmacchi has successfully completed its first flight. The aircraft performed “very well,” according to Alenia Aermacchi test pilot Mario Mutti. The multi-role jet flew for about an hour. “All flight controls were exercised with the systems and aircraft performing as expected,”said Captain Mutti.
The aircraft is the 64th Eurofighter for the Italian Air Force and embodies a number of under the skin changes that effectively allow a full exploitation of the most advanced present and future capabilities of the platform and of its on-board systems and sensors.
Eurofighter Tranche 3 aircraft, with their 100s of modifications, changes and additions, represent a major achievement in the evolution of the world’s leading combat aircraft.
The Tranche 3 standard embodies a number of changes that effectively enhance the aircraft’s performance and which allow for future upgrades making it more attractive to current and potential export customers.
Photo courtesy: Alenia Aermacchi
Filed under: Brazil, Embraer, SAAB, Sweden, Syndicated Industry News
Filed under: Industry Analysis, Northrop Grumman Corp., Syndicated Industry News
Filed under: BAE Systems, IAI, Lockheed Martin, northrop grumman, Syndicated Industry News
INEGMA and Orient Planet Join Forces to Deliver Effective PR Strategies for Defense, Security and Risk Industries — Press Release
Filed under: Business Line, Companies, Events, Press Releases
The Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA), a strategy and security consultancy, research house, and leading conference organizer in defense, security, and risk industries; and Orient Planet, one of the Middle East’s fastest growing integrated marketing and communications companies, recently entered into a joint venture to establish a new unit called Orient PlanetINEGMA. The specialized unit aims to effectively deliver Public Relations (PR) and strategic communication campaigns targeting the defense, security, and risk domains.
Orient PlanetINEGMA’s well-developed PR and marketing solutions will be infused with insights and analyses to ensure focused and comprehensive strategies. It will leverage on its expertise, resources, and extensive knowledge of the Middle East region to provide thorough approach to the communication needs of its regional and international clients. The new unit offers a range of services including media relations, publicity, marketing communications, crisis management, event management, research, brand marketing, community relations, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, media training and monitoring.
Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA, said: “At INEGMA, we recognize the importance of having focused and powerful communication strategies that are tailored to fit the needs of security and defense industries. These strategies must be consistent and properly delivered through most effective means. This is why our partnership with Orient Planet is a welcome development. Its outstanding track record of providing relevant communications and PR strategies fully complements our commitment to excellence and high quality service. Through Orient PlanetINEGMA, we will offer communication solutions for the very dynamic and complex defense, security, and risk industries, and there create relevant PR and marketing strategies. Clients in the defense and security sectors will be assured of sophisticated, timely, and significant solutions to their PR and marketing needs.”
Nidal Abou Zaki, Managing Director, Orient Planet, said: “Orient PlanetINEGMA is the first of its kind PR unit in the region to offer a diverse range of communication-based services in highly specialized industries of defense, security, and risks. We are pleased that we are bridging this gap in the market with INEGMA whose expertise in these three areas are widely recognized. Orient Planet INEGMA will help companies in these domains to further establish their brand and identity and effectively reach their target audience.”
With offices in Dubai (Headquarters), Washington D.C., Brussels, and Beirut, INEGMA has built a reputation for supporting the flow of specialist insight, knowledge, and information into the region from the outside, and from within the region to partners as far as Washington D.C. and Tokyo. INEGMA brings together the reach of a strong international network with specialist expertise and proven competence across a spectrum of advisory areas. These include, but not exclusive to, risk mitigation, strategic communication, and defense trade.
Orient Planet, on the other hand, is recognized for its expertise to craft creative and comprehensive communications and marketing strategies across any platform – whether traditional or digital media. Its end goal is to form empowered and lasting relationships between its clients and their target market audience. The company provides wide-range of services, while its client portfolio includes some of the foremost corporate brands in the Arab World. To date, it has a network of offices, branches and affiliates in most Middle Eastern countries.
Photo courtesy of Orient PlanetINEGMA.
Filed under: Business Line, Companies, Events, Press Releases, production program
New 75 Ohm Broadcast Attenuators for HD Video Applications from Pasternack
July 8, 2014 – Irvine, CA – Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., an industry leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announces their expanded line of 75 Ohm F attenuators. This new line of F-type attenuators is perfect for broadcast, HDTV and satcom applications in the L and S microwave bands up to 3 GHz.
Pasternack’s new F attenuators are available in 1 to 10 dB values in 1 dB steps, with 16 and 20 dB values also available. These F 75 Ohm fixed attenuators are widely used in the broadcast industry for signal leveling and to attenuate (or reduce) strong input signals to sensitive broadcasting equipment.
The new 75 Ohm F attenuators from Pasternack operate from DC to 3 GHz at a max power of 2 Watts, making them high definition TV compatible. Pasternack HD attenuators are constructed with brass bodies that are tri-metal plated for added durability. The center contacts are gold plated which provides low loss and uniform signal strength for the life of the product. These F attenuators meet IEC 60169-24 standards and are compatible all other standard F-type components.
“Pasternack expands its 75 Ohm product offering to now include 75 Ohm HD type-F attenuators that operate to 3 GHz,” says Gerry Camacho, VP of Technical Marketing at Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. “Our new line of F attenuators are available in 1 dB steps up to 10 dB, which are a good solution for signal strength leveling.”
The new 3 GHz F attenuators are in-stock and available to ship from Pasternack now. For additional information and details about these HDTV attenuators, please visit http://www.pasternack.com/pages/Featured_Products/f-attenuators.htm. For inquiries, Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.
ORBIT Communication Systems and Inmarsat sign MOA for Global Xpress ® government aero terminals opportunities — Press Release
Filed under: Business Line, Companies, Events, IT, Press Releases, Satellites, space
3 July, 2014 – Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services and ORBIT, a leading provider of satellite communication, Earth observation, tracking & telemetry and communication management systems, have entered into a Memorandum of Arrangement (MOA) regarding the manufacture of aviation terminals for Global Xpress (GX) serving the government market. GX is the next generation of global mobile broadband services operating in Ka-band, strengthening Inmarsat’s position as the world leader in global mobile satellite communications.
Inmarsat and ORBIT will work closely to identify specific opportunities in which ORBIT’s technical offering is best suited to driving the uptake of GX by end-users requiring airborne satellite broadband connectivity. Under the arrangement, ORBIT will provide airborne tracking and communication GX antenna terminals, addressing further prospects identified in the government market, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and fixed and rotary wing platforms.
“We are delighted to be announcing this new collaboration with ORBIT,” said Andy Start, President, Inmarsat Global Government. “Global Xpress offers significant opportunities in the Government aviation market, providing the world’s first global high-speed broadband service, which is capable of supporting the most advanced, bandwidth hungry applications virtually anywhere in the world.”
“ORBIT is proud to be part of this important alliance with Inmarsat. Inmarsat’s selection of ORBIT’s products is a vote of confidence in our Ka-Band VSAT antennas solutions and excellent rapport with the Government sector worldwide”, said Ofer Greenberger, the Chairman of ORBIT -CS, Inc., and CEO of ORBIT-CS, Ltd.
Filed under: General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News
Filed under: Boeing, MDA, missile defense, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News
Oshkosh Defense Showcases New Variants of MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles at Eurosatory 2014 — Press Release
Filed under: Business Line, Companies, development program, Events, Oshkosh Truck Corp, Press Releases, production program
M-ATVs can be seen during the daily live demonstration and on static display in the Oshkosh booth
OSHKOSH, Wis. (June 16, 2014) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), will unveil its new MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) variants to military leaders and dignitaries from around the world at Eurosatory 2014 in Paris, starting today through June 20. Oshkosh has expanded its combat-proven M-ATV Family of Vehicles to serve a spectrum of mission requirements and needs for armed forces around the world.
“Our M-ATVs provide extreme off-road mobility and are consistently selected as the MRAP of choice by leading militaries for a full range of missions,” said U.S. Army Major General (retired), John Urias, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense. “We’ve worked closely with our customers to develop, test and produce our new M-ATV variants – each one equipped for a specific mission profile with specialized functionality to support the most challenging operations you can imagine.”
Expanded M-ATV Family of Vehicles
The global M-ATV Family of Vehicles includes two multi-mission models – the M-ATV Standard and M-ATV Extended – with many variants. The M-ATV Standard model provides response and support capabilities for a range of offensive and defensive missions in off-road environments. The M-ATV Extended model delivers increased capacity for additional troops and equipment to support a wider assortment of mission profiles, such as mounted infantry support, explosive ordnance support and command-and-control.
The M-ATV Family of Vehicles includes:
- M-ATV Standard Base (SXB)
- M-ATV Standard Upgrade (SXU)
- M-ATV Standard Special Forces (SXF)
- M-ATV Extended Intervention (EXI)
- M-ATV Extended Engineer (EXE)
- M-ATV Extended Command (EXC)
All Oshkosh® M-ATVs deliver the industry’s highest level of off-road performance and feature common components, such as the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension and integrated crew protection systems. The M-ATV platform meets a wide range of protection, performance, payload and transportability requirements for peacekeeping, internal security, border security, special operations, counterinsurgency and conventional military operations.
Oshkosh L-ATV on Display
Oshkosh Defense also will have its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) on display at Eurosatory 2014. The L-ATV meets a global need for a new level of protected mobility for a light vehicle and replaces decades-old vehicle fleets that lack protection capabilities against today’s most significant threats, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and rocket-propelled grenades.
The Oshkosh L-ATV platform was selected for the U.S. Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program’s current Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase and is undergoing rigorous U.S. Government testing. The JLTV program will fill the current tactical wheeled-vehicle capability gap between larger MRAP vehicles and the aging High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) fleet.
The Oshkosh L-ATV uses the company’s proprietary TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system to deliver 25 percent improved wheel travel. Based on extensive testing that represents 85 percent of the Earth’s terrain, the L-ATV is proven to perform at speeds 70 percent faster than traditional MRAP vehicles in off-road environments.
The Oshkosh M-ATV SXF variant and L-ATV Base variant, in addition to an integrated product support (IPS) kiosk showcasing Oshkosh’s vast support services will be showcased on-site at Eurosatory in Hall 5 at Booth D657. Leaders will be available to discuss the vehicles and the company’s broader portfolio of technologies and services.
There will also be live demonstrations of Oshkosh TerraMax® UGV technology on an M-ATV SXB variant equipped with a mine roller at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday during the show outside of the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For more than 90 years, Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance.
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
Filed under: Business Line, Companies, Events, Press Releases
Fairview Microwave Adds Over 20 New Break-Over Torque Wrenches for Use on RF Interconnect Components
June 16, 2014 – Allen, TX – Fairview Microwave, Inc. a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave and RF products, announces the release of a new portfolio of beak-over type torque wrenches used to precisely fasten connections between components and systems.
Fairview Microwave has added a broad range of these break-over type torque wrenches suitable for multiple RF connector types including 1.0mm, 2.4mm, 2.92mm, 3.5mm, 7mm, SC, SMA, SMC, SSMA, SSMC, Type N and TNC designs. These RF torque wrenches are offered with hex sizes (also called bit size) of 5/16”, 5/8”, 15/64”, 5/32”, 1/4”, 9/16”, 13/16”, 3/4” and 25/32”. The maximum torque values of these break-over wrenches are preset and range from 2 in-lbs to 14 in-lbs depending on the chosen configuration.
Fairview’s break-over style torque wrenches feature a unique pivoting joint that “breaks” when the preset torque force has been reached. This prevents the connector coupling nut from being over tightened and damaged. The new break-over torque wrenches from Fairview are made with a nickel-plated steel wrench head that is connected to a light weight, ultra-durable anodized aluminum handle. Each torque wrench comes calibrated in compliance with ANSI/NCSLZ540-3 and ISO_10011 standards. These RF torque wrenches are secured inside a properly labeled wooden box for convenient storage.
“Our new series of preset break-over torque wrenches provide an accurate and consistent means of applying the proper mating force for a wide variety of RF connector types”, explains Greg Arnold, Technical Sales Manager at Fairview Microwave, Inc. “The break-over action prevents over-torqueing for optimal RF performance while minimizing wear-and-tear on the connectors.”
Fairview Microwave’s complete family of RF break-over torque wrenches are available from stock and can ship same-day. For additional details on the new RF torque wrenches and the company, please visit http://www.fairviewmicrowave.com/rf-products/break-over-torque-wrenches.html. Fairview Microwave can be contacted by phone at +1-972-649-6678.
About Fairview Microwave
A leading supplier of on-demand RF and microwave products since 1992, Fairview Microwave offers immediate delivery of RF components including attenuators, adapters, coaxial cable assemblies, connectors, terminations and much more. All products are shipped same-day from the company’s ISO 9001:2008 certified production facilities in Allen, Texas.
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News, Thales
Filed under: Force Protection, Israel, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News
Filed under: Force Protection, logistics, Syndicated Industry News
Filed under: Elbit Systems, IAI, Israel, Switzerland, Syndicated Industry News
Filed under: Business Line, Companies, Events, Press Releases, production program
WR-15 Waveguide Antennas Operating from 50 GHz to 70 GHz New from Pasternack Enterprises
June 4, 2014 – Irvine, CA – Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., an industry leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, releases a new family of high frequency, WR-15 waveguide antennas, which are perfectly designed for high-bandwidth applications including point-to-point links, GigE wireless LAN, millimeter radiometry, uncompressed HD video, FMCW radar, millimeter scintillometry, campus networks, and multi-gigabit wireless communications.
Offered in this release are four high gain WR-15 horn antennas operating between 50 GHz and 70 GHz and are available in 20 dBi, 24 dBi, 34 dBi and 42 dBi gain models. Pasternack’s WR-15 waveguide horn antennas pairs seamlessly with the recently added 60 GHz transmit/receive development system (PEM003-KIT) which enables companies to experiment and develop applications in the globally-unlicensed 60 GHz frequency band. Using two of Pasternack’s WR-15 beam antennas rated to 42 dBi gain (PE9881-42), a user is able to transmit and receive a 60 GHz signal at a distance of one kilometer (km), making these antennas an ideal solution for high frequency point-to-point backhaul.
Also available in this new release is Pasternack’s new omni-directional millimeter wave antenna (PE-W15A001), a vertically polarized WR-15 waveguide connected antenna using a standard UG387/U flange that operates between 58 GHz and 63 GHz. This omni-directional millimeter wave antenna has a 30 degree vertical beam width and a 360 degree horizontal gain variation, making it ideal for short range wireless communications, indoor networks, high frequency applications and 60 GHz development systems. The millimeter wave omni-directional antenna is constructed with a durable brass waveguide input and light-weight aluminum body.
“The addition of these 60 GHz WR-15 antennas is a great complement to our growing lines of millimeter wave products that help address the emerging markets around 60 GHz technology”, says Gerry Camacho, Vice President of Technical Marketing at Pasternack.
The new millimeter wave antennas with a WR-15 waveguide flange as well as the 60 GHz transmit/receive development system are in-stock and available to ship from Pasternack now. For additional information and details about these products, please visit http://www.pasternack.com/pages/Featured_Products/60-GHz-WR-15-Antennas.htm. For inquiries, Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.
A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer and supplier that offers the industry’s largest selection of passive and active RF, microwave and millimeter wave products available for same-day shipping.