19 Aug 13. DSEI 2013 is set to feature its most comprehensive showcase of electronics and electronic warfare specialists at the ExCeL London, from 10-13 September. A diverse range of prime contractors and niche supplies have confirmed their presence and will be located within two dedicated capability pavilions in conjunction with a considerable presence of electronics exhibitors across the show floor. As the synergies between electronic manufacturing and the defence industry have become increasingly apparent and important, DSEI and New Events have created a pavilion dedicated to electronic manufacturing companies which are heavily involved with the defence and security industry. Companies exhibiting within the pavilion this year include; Arrival Electronics, Apacer, Challenger Solutions, Charcroft, Charcroft Manufacturing and Gaia Converter. The latter, a leading manufacturer of modular power components, will be displaying its extensive range of power conversion and other related products designed for demanding military and aerospace applications. The EW Pavilion is supported by the Association of Old Crows (AOC), an Electronic Warfare/Information Operations (EW/IO) association which promotes electromagnetic spectrum operations and related military, civilian and commercial applications. The pavilion showcases electronic warfare capabilities in a dedicated area, providing a rare opportunity for those in the global EW sector to network and engage with key stakeholders and suppliers. Companies and associations set to exhibit include, but are not limited to; the Association of Old Crows, Amplifier Technology, JED, Smith Myers, Comint Consulting and Communication Audit. Following its success at DSEI 2011, Communications Audit will return this year to launch the Future Wideband EW Sensor for multi-role Electronic Support missions. The company intends to use the show’s interactive environment to run a series of live demonstrations to reveal the CA7851 Wideband EW Sensor’s exceptional performance in terms of bandwidth, size, weight and power. Designed to counter the challenges presented by complex modern signals, the product covers 20MHz to 6GHz with a 100MHz real-time analysis bandwidth for prosecuting multiple simultaneous unknown and un-characterised transmitters. In addition, a number of electronics exhibitors will also feature across the show floor among a record number 40 international pavilions, marking significant development for DSEI 2013. Cassidian, Cherming, the Defence Support Group (DSG), Lockheed Martin, Marshall Aerospace and Defence, Saab AB, Selex ES and Teledyne Defence are all confirmed for September in conjunction with a number of other electronics specialists. Elektrobit (EB), a leading military and radio communications solutions specialist, will showcase a comprehensive range of products at DSEI including services for wireless and wire-line Tactical Communications, Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence. An example is the innovative Tactical Wireless IP Network communication system, recently delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces. The product delivery consists of tactical router and radio head units, enabling the formation of effective Mobile ad hoc Networks (MANETs) regardless of conditions. Meanwhile Trackwise will be showcasing the world’s largest multi-layer flexible printed circuit board at this year’s event. Zettlex UK will be launching a new miniaturised range of encoder sensors for precision measurement in harsh environments, and first-time exhibitor Durabook will showcase a number of established products as well as conducting a series of product launches.
17 Aug 13. Visitors of the 12th Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE) last week fought heat, humidity and a crowd of more than 90,000 teenagers waiting to buy their favorite Japanese Manga comic books, toys and posters. The biannual TADTE, held at the World Trade Center, was forced to share half the floor space with t