Feb 07. CAE won a contract in the UK to upgrade the British Army’s Artillery Fire Control Trainers. As part of the upgrade, CAE will provide its CAE Medallion-6000™ image generator to produce high-fidelity images used for training artillery observers based on the Warrior Observation Post Vehicle (OPV).
11 Feb 07. DT Media has delivered its Insight Recognition Training Software to the Army Anti-Tank Division (ATD) of the Support Weapons School, Warminster, in the south of England. Insight will be used for armoured fighting vehicle(AFV) recognition training in multiple classrooms. The multi-spectral interactive imagery can provide instructor or student-led recognition and combat identification training of air, land and sea platforms and is end-user updateable.
12 Feb 07. £17.4m CFMS research programme to fast-track ‘greener’ transport
Engineering firm Frazer-Nash to play industry-wide role. A major project was launched today by the DTI and an industry consortium which is set to transform design processes for the aerospace, marine and automotive industries, and pave the way for more efficient and environmentally friendly transport. The £17.4m project will see systems engineering consultancy Frazer-Nash playing a central role with lead partner Airbus in ensuring that the new computer-based simulation technology is used throughout industry, including medical research, energy, environment, food and other process industries and even weather forecasting – in addition to the three central industries of aerospace, marine and automotive. The project, called CFMS Core Programme, aims to increase simulation power for fluid dynamics – used in the design of aircraft, ships and cars – by up to a million times by 2012.
13 Feb 07. Through-life defence support specialist DML has been awarded a contract, against tough competition, by the DLO’s Minewarfare, Patrol and Hydrographic Integrated Project Team (MPHIPT) for the Management of Spares Supply, Training and Technical Support for HMS Scott, HMS Endurance, and HMS Roebuck. This year-round 24/7 worldwide service is managed by DML’s Engineering Support Services business unit, which has several innovative equipment availability contracts with MoD Maritime Cluster Integrated Project Teams. A key ingredient in delivery of this contract is the application of DML’s electronic Collaborative Working Environment (CWE) which provides a fast, efficient inter-exchange of information with the MPHIPT, and in the future ship staff will be able to connect to the CWE using Ship Along Side (SAS) or satellite communication facilities.
15 Feb 07. Boeing has signed an order from the Royal Netherlands Air Force for six CH47F (NL) Chinook Helicopters.
14 Feb 07. CAE has won a series of land and flight contracts valued at more than £8.6 m (C$20m). CAE will perform a major avionics upgrade to the CAE-built Lynx Mk8 full mission simulator (FMS) at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton. The UK Royal Navy’s fleet of Lynx Mk8 helicopters are being upgraded with a new avionics suite called the Second Generation Anti-Jam Tactical UHF Radio for NATO (SATURN). CAE will upgrade the Lynx FMS to ensure concurrency with the operating aircraft. The UK Royal Navy receive a new CAE-built Lynx Crew Procedures Trainer (LCPT) for training both Lynx Mk8 helicopter pilots and rear-crew for integrated crew procedures. The LCPT is based on the CAE Simfinity® Integrated Procedures Trainer and will be delivered in September 2008 to the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton.
15 Feb 07. Honeywell’s Avionics Control & Management Systems (ACMS) and 55-L-714A propulsion engines have been selected by the Royal Netherlands Air Force for installation on six new CH47F (NL) Chinook Helicopters. Honeywell’s fully integrated glass cockpit avionics suite will use innovative new architecture and software to minimize pilot workload and enhance the aircraft’s survivability and reliability i