Angus Batey

Angus Batey
U.S. Opens P-8 Maintenance Training Center
The aircraft has been in service for four years, but one of the most important parts of the Boeing P-8A program is only just beginning.
Leonardo Sees Brite Future For Countermeasures
As Nick Jankunas, production manager and principal industrial engineer on the Leonardo-Selex ES Britecloud expendable active decoy ushers ShowNews through the double bank vault-style doors of his team's small, sealed aluminum manufacturing and test center, deep in the bowels of the company's Luton facility, he explains the name staff have given it.
Apache Pilots Get In-Flight Control Of UAVs
With the British Government otherwise preoccupied since June 23, it remains to be seen whether the previously expected announcement of a contract to buy AH-64E Apaches will be made during the Airshow or not.
Display Rule Changes Prudent, Says Farnborough Airshow Organiser
Changes to airshow flying display rules will not affect Farnborough's ability to stage an "exciting, enthralling, entertaining air display" in 2016.
MBDA Comes Out Swinging Its SPEAR
This year, with a development contract confirmed to put its SPEAR missile on the UK’s F-35B, MBDA is ready to shout about its successes.
New-Look Typhoon Storms Into Farnborough 4
If the Typhoon BAE Systems test pilot Nat Makepeace is flying at the Airshow this week seems a little different than before, there's good reason. The aircraft's weapons fit represents the latest evolution of the Eurofighter capability set.
Experts to UK: Nine P-8s Will Not Be Enough 10
Of all the announcements made in the Conservative Government's Strategic Defense and Security Review of 2015, none had been more widely anticipated and extensively analyzed as the reconstitution of a British maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare capability.
Airbus Wins RAF Crypto Contracts For Voyager, C-130J And F-35
The UK’s defense ministry and Airbus Defence & Space will confirm that the company has been awarded deals to supply cryptographic key management solutions to three British military aircraft.
The U.K.’s F-35 Contributions  1
More than 100 British companies are lending engineering and manufacturing expertise to the multinational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
F-35 Control Law ‘Tweaked’ To Correct Ski-Jump Anomaly 
Unexpected effects of undercarriage on aircraft balance were the reason for the slow start in testing the F-35B’s “ski-jump” takeoff capability.
Reimagining Military Re-supply With 3-D Printing  12
As 3-D printing capabilities grow, military users eye the process as a way of meeting urgent part needs where and when necessary.
Britain Undecided On P-8 Vs. Sentinel Radar Roles  15
RAF’s Sentinel aircraft are valuable intelligence assets, but the U.K. seems reluctant to finance meaningful upgrades.
F-35 Logistics System May Be Vulnerable To Cyberattack  32
Cybersecurity specialists call plan to deploy ALIS before testing it “absurd.”
Thailand Expanding Military Capability After Coup
One might expect a military coup to bring both setbacks and benefits for a nation’s defense institutions.
Royal Jet: Expanding with the Tax Breaks Off
Royal Jet has plans to expand the fleet to 20 by 2020, though the aspiration is more indicative than precise.

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