Angus Batey

Angus Batey
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RUAG, Dornier OEM, Sets Up 228 Production

After selling all eight Dornier 228s batch built in a new-generation configuration, RUAG Aviation (Chalet 120, Static A5, Hall 4 B77) is reconfiguring its supply chain to deliver a minimum of four and up to 12 of the 19-seat aircraft every year, beginning in 2016. And the MRO-specialist-turned-OEM is offering a range of gap-bridging solutions to ensure its product remains competitive on delivery timescale.

Raytheon SM-3 Makes Landfall in Europe
Raytheon’s Standard Missile 3 will come ashore in Europe.
Airbus's New Cyber Service Tracks Threats To The Source
Airbus Defense and Space's new cyber service, Keelback Net, makes its debut here at the show.
Raytheon Rethinks Cyber, Trademarks C5I Concept
The defense industry loves acronyms, but it's rare that one given to a trade space is trademarked. Yet by adding "cyber" to the widely used C4I, Raytheon has taken that step with C5I.
LORD Puts A Smooth Spin On Propellers
An in-flight propeller-blade balancing system, which LORD says will soon start to be installed on the U.S. Air National Guard's C-130H fleet, could bring threefold savings in maintenance costs, enhance performance, extend airframe life and increase availability.
Raytheon’s SDB-II To Bridge Gap To JSF 
Raytheon will sign the production contract for Lot 1 of its Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB-II) this month.
Lightweight Aircraft Meets Communication Relay Needs 
Zephyr unmanned solar-powered aircraft showing promise as surveillance and communications platform
NATO Nations Decline Request For ISR Help On Eastern Europe Border 
An appeal to NATO nations to supply intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) along NATO’s eastern flank has so far fallen on deaf ears, according to the deputy commander of the alliance’s Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet.
Sony Hack, Aftermath Illuminate Evolving Rules Of Cyberwarfare 
The response to the December cyberattack on Sony Pictures, and the U.S. government sanctions on North Korea that followed, have raised some eyebrows in the information-assurance and cyber-defense communities.
Germany Reactivates Euro Hawk Program 
The German defense ministry has reactivated the Euro Hawk program, though the project’s final shape remains unclear.
Germany May Revive Euro Hawk Using MQ-4C 
After canceling the Euro Hawk program in 2013 because of concerns about the UAV’s ability to fly in civil airspace, Germany may instead use a related Northrop Grumman platform, the MQ-4C Triton, as an airborne signals intelligence gatherer.
Netherlands Builds A Reaper Force 
Netherlands makes long-term plans for UAS deployment, both for military and civil uses.
Deployed HQ Reimagined for NATO Equipment Preferences 
Airbus DCIS will give NATO deployable headquarters communications capability
Arrcade Fusion Tests New NATO Command Structure 
NATO simulation exercize Arrcade Fusion seeks to improve coordination of joint operations
Reprieve On Tap For U.K.'s Sentinel 
U.K.’s Sentinel in line for possible upgrades
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