Ground Master 400, the new ThalesRaytheonSystems air defense radar on display here in Thales’ outdoor compound, is just completing its development ahead of deliveries due to start next year, but is already racking up substantial sales. Other advanced radar programs involving Thales and its joint venture with Raytheon are also coming to fruition.
In a world of proliferating air/ground communications options, EMS Satcom is here in the Canadian pavilion (Hall 3 Stand F37) to show how its antennas, radios and servers can help airline, government and private operators get connected.
Israel’s Elbit Systems has announced an agreement between its U.S.-based subsidiary and General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products to develop unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the U.S. Department of Defense and other U.S. government customers. The cooperative venture known as UAS Dynamics and based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, will produce aircraft for programs such as the U.S.
A recent and hitherto unannounced delivery of electronic warfare (EW) equipment to Germany highlights the growing export portfolio of Israeli electronic warfare firm Elisra. The EW/radar warning receiver equipment was supplied under an urgent operational requirement for the German army’s CH-53 helicopters, in advance of a deployment to Afghanistan.
Versions of the Global Hawk are proliferating, with five now in service or development for the U.S., as well as the Euro Hawk for Germany and another for the NATO-AGS (air/ground surveillance) requirement.
In response to the significant worldwide increase in demand for safety management systems (SMS), ARG/US has developed SMS-related products and services under the new brand name Prism–professional resources in safety management.
The US Airways flight that splashed down safely in the Hudson River drew renewed attention to the longstanding problem of birdstrikes. It’s tempting to call the ditching the ultimate birdstrike event.
In February, the FAA chartered a safety management system (SMS) aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) to seek industry input on new rules that will govern SMSs for operators and repair stations.
While it might be a name unfamiliar to many pilots, Baron Services is well known in meteorology circles. The company was originally formed out of a research project with NASA in the late 1980s that dealt with reporting of highly localized lightning data. Baron later expanded the display technology, incorporating radar data to create its first storm-tracking system.
The Odyssey Aviation FBO marketing partnership, which includes eight FBOs, has chosen Passur’s FBO software suite for customer flight tracking and to improve fuel pricing, fuel sales and customer service. Passur uses its own network of passive transponder detectors combined with the FAA’s live radar feed to track aircraft, even those with N-numbers blocked by the NBAA block aircraft registration request program.