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08 Sep 17. Metal 3D printing: Thales creates a global centre of expertise in Morocco.
Thales supports Morocco’s ambition to progress in the aerospace sector and is inaugurating its industrial Competence Centre in Casablanca, specialising in metal additive manufacturing, also known as metal 3D printing. This plant will become a platform allowing the international requirements of the Group and its customers to be met.
• Metal 3D printing will lead to a reduction in the development and manufacturing times for parts with high added value made from complex metal alloys in all mechanical domains, in particular the aerospace and space domains.
• The industrial Competence Centre at the heart of the Thales group’s “Industry 4.0” development generates employment.
• Thales is continuing with its commitments as part of its cooperation with Morocco.
07 Sep 17. IAI launches new ELK-7065 mobile sensor for ground and naval applications. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has expanded its compact HF direction-finding (HF) COMINT product line with the introduction of a new ground and naval HF COMINT direction finder (DF), ELK-7065. The new ELK-7065 has been designed to address HF communication monitoring for military, homeland and policing. Commonly used by terrorists, illegal immigrants, pirates and illegal fishermen, the HF communication plays a key role in military, para-military and civilian applications.
Developed by IAI’s subsidiary ELTA Systems, the small-sized mobile sensor can be used for tactical ground HF COMINT missions and naval operations, according to the company. Commenting on the launch, IAI executive vice-president Nissim Hadas said: “This ground-breaking product line has generated keen interest, and has been successfully demonstrated for numerous customers around the world for both symmetric and asymmetric warfare applications.
“We are pleased to expand our offering to cover important applications, such as mobile tactical ground forces and naval uses.”
The ELK-7065 3D HF COMINT has been designed to provide quick interception and identification of HF signals, by creating a reliable Electronic Order of Battle (EOB) picture and accurate geolocation.
The HF antenna configuration is suitable for fixed or mobile tactical ground and naval forces applications.
In addition to the new, compact HF system, the current product line includes airborne systems already installed on several aircrafts and remotely piloted vehicles.
Using advanced HF radios, beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) communication can be achieved without the need of expensive satellite communication or cellular communication servers. (Source: army-technology.com)
07 Sep 17. IBM and MIT to Pursue Joint Research in Artificial Intelligence, Establish New MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab. IBM plans to make a 10-Year, $240m Investment in new lab with MIT to advance AI hardware and software and algorithms. IBM (NYSE: IBM) and MIT today announced that IBM plans to make a 10-year, $240m investment to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with MIT. The lab will carry out fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) research and seek to propel scientific breakthroughs that unlock the potential of AI. The collaboration aims to advance AI hardware, software and algorithms related to deep learning and other areas, increase AI’s impact on industries, such as health care and cybersecurity, and explore the economic and ethical implications of AI on society. IBM’s $240m investment in the lab will support research by IBM and MIT scientists. The new lab will be one of the largest long-term university-industry AI collaborations to date, mobilizing the talent of more than 100 AI scientists, professors, and students to pursue joint research at IBM’s Research Lab in Cambridge—co-located with the IBM Watson Health and IBM Security headquarters in Kendall Sq