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13 Mar 08. The static tests of a dedicated A400M complete structure has begun at the Military Transport Aircraft Division (MTAD) facilities in Getafe, Madrid. The aim of this testing process is to demonstrate the reliability and integrity of the aircraft structure. To demonstrate these capabilities the A400M structural testing programme at MTAD encompasses three main activities: First activity is the static testing of the complete aircraft structure built to purpose and which will never fly. This is one of the two structural tests (the other is fatigue) of the complete aircraft in this programme. The main objectives are to demonstrate the structural capability to withstand critical loads for which it has been designed. This MTAD centre is also responsible for checking the behaviour of the elements made of carbon-fibre under cyclical loads (fatigue) for the entire operative life of the structure. The loads will be applied by means of 125 hydraulic actuators commanded by the most advanced controlling system. The stress in the structure under load will be measured at 6000 different locations.
18 Mar 08. Raytheon Company has delivered its SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense weapon system for installation aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS-2). Currently under construction by General Dynamics, the Independence will
consist of modules, manned aircraft, unmanned vehicles, off-board sensors and
mission-manning detachments, all in an open-systems configuration. SeaRAM is a low-cost spiral development of the proven Phalanx Block 1B radar and Rolling Airframe Missile, the latter produced jointly by Raytheon and RAMSYS of Germany. Intended to enlarge Phalanx’s keep-out range against sea-skimming anti-ship missiles, multiple fast surface craft and slow flying helicopters, SeaRAM uses recently upgraded Block 1B Phalanx sensors and replaces the M61A1 20mm gun with an 11-round RAM missile guide.
19 Mar 08. Raytheon Oakley Systems, Inc., a Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) leader in insider threat protection, has unveiled new capabilities for SureView™ 6.0 and CoreView™ 6.0. These new releases introduce new content monitoring capabilities, enhanced troubleshooting, diagnostic reporting, agent hardening, product performance and scalability, and improved workflow to facilitate efficient insider threat investigations. SureView is an insider threat protection solution installed on endpoints that identifies and investigates user activity that violates policy so organizations can proactively manage insider incidents. SureView 6.0 has expanded its award-winning data collection and content monitoring capabilities to include a text collector to capture displayed text from custom, proprietary applications and parse text for content monitoring, analysis and reporting. This expands SureView’s capability to monitor, analyze, and report on content to monitor suspicious user behavior on
proprietary applications, which often contain highly sensitive information
such as customer financial records or intellectual property.
18 Mar 08. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and the U.S. Navy have successfully integrated the mission package computing environment aboard the General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) “INDEPENDENCE” under construction in Mobile, Ala. The mission package computing environment (MPCE), designed using the General Dynamics open computing infrastructure (OPEN CI), provides the
primary operator interface for the control and monitoring of mission package
operations. The MPCE is located in the secondary integrated command and
control room (ICC2).
17 Mar 08. General Dynamics C4 Systems announced the availability of the Tadpole M1400 mobile ultra-thin client computer. The Tadpole M1400 is an affordable, low-maintenance solution in a notebook form factor that is designed for convenient, mobile and secure computing. The Tadpole