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02 Aug 19. Advanced maritime defence technology company, SubSea Craft, will demonstrate its latest surface-submersible Diver Delivery Unit (DDU) at DSEI. The craft will equip defence and security organisations with a capability to deploy operatives at remarkable distances on the surface at speed, before submerging and continuing to their destination subsurface. Built with the operatives at the forefront of the craft’s design, it ensures the crew will be ‘mission ready’ and return to base. The company is supported by external partners such as: BAR Technologies, one of the world’s leading marine engineering authorities; SCISYS, leading IT developer; Sonardyne, leading independent global provider of underwater sonar technology. The company is also in constant dialogue with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, the UK’s leading government agency, in applying science and technology to the UK’s defence and security.
Graham Allen, Chairman, SubSea Craft, says: “Our latest DDU provides a truly unique combination of range, speed and operational capability. The craft deploys innovative, proprietary systems and will give defence and security organisations a unique and new capability.”
Interested organisations are invited to discuss the DDU and its capabilities with SubSea Craft’s design and technical staff at DSEI.
- SubSea Craft’s headquarters are on the south coast of England at one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for marine research, innovation and construction. The company’s Trials, Testing & Training station is in the historic naval and maritime location of Portland, Dorset.
- The company will be exhibiting at DSEI, in London from 10-13 September 2019. Stand S10-150.
27 Aug 19. HMG Paints, the UK’s largest independent coatings manufacturer, have now introduced a range of military standard paint systems in direct response to the UK MODs introduction of Def Stan 80-225. The new standard, which was introduced towards the end of 2018 and replaces Def Stan 80-206, Def Stan 80-207, Def Stan 80-208 and Def Stan 80-209. The HMG products in this range are free from Chrome VI, meet low VOC requirements, and are IRR and CARC resistant.
HMG Paints will be exhibiting on stand N9-262 at the forthcoming DSEI 2019 held at Excel in London. To book an appointment with the HMG team to discuss your coatings requirements, attendees can email email@example.com. The Def Stan 80-225 system comprises of a choice of primers for ferrous and non-ferrous parts and an IRR and CARC resistant topcoat, which is available in an assortment of colours suitable for military vehicles and non-aircraft equipment.
“The new products have been developed by the HMG Research and Development team to meet the new standards and we’re looking forward to showcasing our coatings at DSEI 2019 in September” commented Alan Sharples, HMG Defence Sales Manager. “We’re proud to be bringing our range, which is made in the UK, to the Defence industry to showcase emerging technologies, and develop cross-sector partnerships and international collaboration.”
Along with the new standard, HMG produce a wide range of approved high-quality coatings for practically every purpose for the defence industry. Made in the UK, HMG’s product range is suitable for equipment such as containers, trailers, vehicles, bridges and armour. HMG are renowned for their innovative approach to coatings including corrosion resistant primers, functional topcoats plus CARC and IRR materials approved to UK defence standards.
Alongside their extensive product portfolio HMG work alongside customers to create tailored solutions and provide market leading technical support and training.
05 Sep 19. EXTREM’ VISION is one of the exhibitors this year’ s DSEI and has prepared a booth in the French Pavilion, where we will be presenting some of our new and exciting products. By participating in DSEI we will have the opportunity to reach an audience of high-level international military personnel, procurement managers, prime contractors and equipment manufacturers, as well as operational users and defense industry experts from around the world. And to take the opportunity to talk to potential buyers. All our equipment meets a specific need, by special forces from all over the world, the main cause being the fight against terrorism, we can meet the needs of operational units involved in land or maritime interventions. We can build special boxes for your equipment at your request. Regardless of the system used in the field of operation, energy management is of paramount importance for the use of portable equipment and cable extensions that can be disconnected underwater.
Extrem’ Vision’s materials have the particularity of being unique on the market without any competition, because mastering waterproofing and studying materials requires special expertise. There are many off-the-shelf products but E’V’s equipment is the only one that is fully “repairable” and waterproof to IP 69 – 20 meters & 5m (for use in the marine environment, which is not the case with our concurrent). Extrem Vision its more specialized, in the range of specific pieces of high-tech equipment mainly dedicated for the Special Forces (Seals, Commando). And Law enforcement. Special Forces and Police Units have also adopted our equipment, following the terrorist attacks in France. Our equipment has been used on several occasions in external operations in real situations, which has given our forces and foreign forces an undeniable tactical advantage. Moreover, from the design stage, obsolescence management and sensor evolution are taken into account in order to preserve the capacities of an expensive system at a lower cost. All these equipment’s are in service in the specialized units. Extrem’ Vision Equipment are already used in France but also in other foreign countries. We cannot disclose the names of user countries, in the interest of strict confidentiality.
05 Sep 19. Redler Technologies – leading specialists in the development and manufacture of electrical power and motion management solutions for military platforms – will showcase its electronic Circuit Breakers, which are used as the building blocks for military power distribution and management platforms, delivering cost savings, reduced weight, reduced fuel consumption and other unique advantages for power designers, users and maintenance support technicians.
The Power Rider features highly-reliable, fully-automatic, redundant electronics, in a small, smart electronic Circuit Breaker. The power-saving ‘protected node’ concept, together with the prognostic and diagnostic tools, will be presented and demonstrated at DSEI.
“Through our advanced technology, we have been able to develop a compact solution that has an overall impact on a platform’s effectiveness,” says Zohar Barabie, VP Sales and Marketing of Redler. “Our patented power-protection Circuit Breakers and power distribution solution use fewer cables for reduced overall weight, consume less power, and simplify maintenance. All this enhances mission success and protection of soldiers, giving troops an extra advantage on the battle field.”
Redler’s Circuit Breakers are suitable for a wide range of military and armed forces applications, whether ground-based, avionic or maritime.
Established in 1994, Redler Technologies specializes in developing and supplying electrical power and motion control management solutions for various platforms.
Our advanced, innovative, embedded and patented DC motion control drivers and smart power Circuit Breakers enable users to reach their business, technical and functional goals.
Redler’s R&D department enables the company to provide customizations and special projects according to the needs of customers, worldwide. DSEI 2019, September 10-13, London, Israel Pavilion, South Hall, S5-220
05 Sep 19. Servo drive for harsh environments takes off at DSEI 2019. An ultra-high power density servo drive proven to operate in the world’s most demanding environments and applications is being launched by Elmo Motion Control at Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019. The Elmo Gold Triple Bee provides continuous currents of 270A and up to 16kW of qualitative power, making it one of the world’s most powerful servo drives. Measuring just 80mm x 55mm, its extreme current capability makes it ideal for harsh environment applications requiring high power with limited space. This includes applications such as airborne UAVs, heavy-duty drones, turrets and firing stations.
Gold Triple Bee is an evolution of the Gold Bee miniature servo drive and is part of Elmo’s ExtrIQ line of products designed to withstand extreme environments. It is proven to operate in temperatures ranging from -40°C to 70°C and withstand mechanical shocks of up to 20g and vibrations of up to 14.6Grms (2kHz). With a power conversion efficiency of approximately 99 percent, it is suitable for both DC and battery-operated missions.
Other highlights on the Elmo Motion Control stand at DSEI 2019 will include a preview of the next ExtrIQ servo drive, the Platinum Bee, already selected for Rafael’s next generation Litening targeting pod.
Rafael has used several generations of Elmo servo technology for its Litening pods over the years. Together, the two technologies have logged over two million hours of flight time, flying with 27 air forces and on 25 types of aircraft.
To find out more about the Gold Triple Bee or Platinum Bee, or to discuss your servo challenges with Elmo’s team of experts, visit Elmo Motion Control at DSEI 2019 (SIBAT pavilion, booth S6-120) at Excel London, 10-13 September. To book an appointment, visit: www.elmomc.com/elmo-event/dsei-2019.
03 Sep 19. Bodytrak looks to hypoxia monitoring solution. Bodytrak is planning a range of technological upgrades to its physiological monitoring device in the coming months including monitoring hypoxia, with the company set to demonstrate the system at the upcoming DSEI.
These upgrades are planned for the coming months, CEO of Bodytrak, Leon Marsh, told Shephard. Most notably, it will upgrade its sensor to monitor for conditions associated with oxygen deprivation (such as hypoxia). This will require upgrades in both the hardware and the software side, Marsh said.
Speaking to Shephard Marsh said that the product has been sold to both the UK Ministry of Defence via the Defence And Security Accelerator.
Bodytrak is an in-ear device capable of measuring vital signs like core body temperature, motion (including fall detection), heart rate and other data. This information is sent in real-time to a cloud-based analytics platform, which uses machine learning algorithms to provide health and wellbeing alerts to a laptop, smartphone or similar device.
The product has a range of uses in the defence sector, such as monitoring the health of dismounted soldiers and pilots on operations or in training.
Bodytrak has had a range of other upgrades since its launch in 2017, Marsh said. For example, the form factor has been modified to make the earpiece less bulky. This has required separating the earpiece from the battery and communications modules via a new hub, Marsh said, though it has brought greater capability.
The system now has cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity along with Bluetooth capability, while the company has also focused on upgrading the software in terms of the algorithms that detect possible warning signs.
Bodytrak will demonstrate the product at DSEI, showing the live transfer of data from the earpiece to a secondary device, as well as the web-based user interface used to observe the data and any relevant alerts. It will also have a presence at the UK Department of International Trade area, where a soldier will demonstrate the technology. (Source: Shephard)
03 Sep 19. Durabook reveals new rugged laptop. Twinhead International Corporation will display its new Durabook Z14I rugged laptop for the first time at the DSEI exhibition in London.
The laptop is designed to be adaptable for military users through its ‘expansion box’. For example, it can be turned quickly into a portable workstation or a remote control/radio system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the company states.
The Z14I was initially launch at the end of July 2019, DSEI will be the first time it is shown to the public.
Speaking to Shephard, Twinhead CEO Fred Kao said this adaptability was built with the future in mind, ‘ensuring it has maximum flexibility because we don’t know what the technology curve will be’ in the coming years.
Kao said the system is more rugged than earlier devices due to a combination of new materials, production processes and different designs to the form factor.
The system has been chosen by the US Air Force as the fully rugged laptop for the USAF’s Client Computing Solutions (CCS-2) programme in the second half of 2019, he added, with other Durabook systems selected in a number of other categories.
This means that for the second half of 2019 if someone in the USAF wants to buy a regged device they would be getting a Durabook solution.
Twinhead is planning a number of other upgrades to its systems in the coming year, Kao said, which it will discuss at DSEI. This includes upgrades to its semi-rugged laptop, the 15.6” S15AB, including new USB connectors that will allow for higher-speed data transfer. These new USB interfaces and a number of other upgrades will ‘deliver wider functionality’, Kao added.
The rugged laptop has an 8th Generation Intel Core processor and graphics capabilities, according to the company, as well as protection against water and dust ingress, MIL-STD 810G certification, and resistance up to a six feet drop. The company said the device has also been tested for explosive atmospheres, solar radiation and a number of other factors. (Source: Shephard)
03 Sep 19. Roke becomes a prime partner on the government’s SERAPIS framework. Roke, a world-class innovator in science and engineering, has been chosen as a prime industrial partner on the UK government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) SERAPIS framework.
The six-year research framework – valued up to £300m, will focus on new and mission critical capabilities for C4ISR communication systems and networks, Space systems, synthetic environments, and simulation technology to support human capability development.
Roke will help deliver four Lots
Roke has been awarded Lot 1 ‘Collect’, one of six capability areas. To deliver Lot 1, Roke will leverage its expertise in conventional and novel sensing technologies, Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT), Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) data and information collection capabilities. The team will manage the development and demonstration of new and emerging Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) ‘Collect’ technology and techniques into the wider defence and cross-government ISTAR enterprise.
Roke will also collaborate with other industry partners to deliver Lot 3 ‘Decide’, Lot 4 ‘Assured Information Infrastructure’ and Lot 6 ‘Understand’ capability areas of the framework.
Paul MacGregor, Managing Director of Roke, commented: “Roke understands the value of reaching out to a skilled and vibrant science and technology community, and SERAPIS will encourage collaboration and increase commercial agility. We’ll draw upon our extensive experience of running large research programmes, involving complex supply chains, to attract and support more innovators in order to assess and accelerate new defence and security capabilities for the UK.”
Paul Kealey, CIS Division Head of Dstl, added: “SERAPIS provides a brilliant new way of working for Dstl that facilitates the delivery of innovative science and technology solutions for our customers. We’re looking forward to working with Roke on the framework. Our aims for SERAPIS include commercial agility, transparency and collaboration. By working together, we’ll be able to grow our supply chain, particularly with small and medium-sized enterprises, to draw on the most diverse talent available and develop battle winning capabilities.”
02 Sep 19. Lifesaver to demonstrate water purification products at DSEI 2019. LifeSaver®, a UK-based manufacturer of portable and reusable water purification systems, will be exhibiting its revolutionary products including their new C1 unit at DSEI 2019, which takes place from 10-13 September in the Excel Centre, London.
LifeSaver, who made its name at DSEI 2007 with what was then a revolutionary and literally life-saving water purification bottle, will return to ExCeL – and the defence sector – after an absence of some years.
LifeSaver’s ultrafiltration products effectively remove 99.9999% of bacteria, 99.99% of microbial cysts and 99.99% of viruses from water supplies, with no need for chemicals or electricity.
Wesley Clarke-Sullivan of LifeSaver said: “In 2007 LifeSaver was a relatively new business, and we chose to exhibit at DSEI to develop a position in the defence market. During those few days, DSEI propelled LifeSaver into the sector, enabling us to quickly win significant new business with the British military. As LifeSaver seeks to continue its growth in defence, with new and enhanced variants of the water bottle, we have selected DSEI as the platform to support this”.
Visitors to DSEI can see live demonstrations of LifeSaver’s products, which range from individual-sized drinking bottles to their LifeSaver Jerrycan water purifiers which recently passed compliance testing for NSF Protocol P248 Military Operations – Microbiological Water Purifiers by the US Army Public Health Center (MEDCOM).
LifeSaver will also display their new LifeSaver C1 large scale, in-line purifier, capable of producing up to 500,000 litres of safe drinking water at the turn of a tap and which is making its defence and security exhibition debut at DSEI 2019. The C1 offers mass water purification for larger communities as simply and effectively as LifeSaver’s smaller personal-sized products. The C1 unit was developed to overcome technical challenges associated with the transportation of LifeSaver’s larger C2 units. Joe Lovegrove, Technical and Operations Director at LifeSaver, said:
“Now we can provide these communities with long term solutions for safe drinking water without as much logistical burden and at a lower cost. Being able to easily load a C1 onto a canoe to reach a remote village, for example, is going to be a game changer when it comes to humanitarian aid and disaster response. We’re delighted to showcase this ground-breaking piece of kit at DSEI 2019, and look forward to demonstrating its phenomenal defence and humanitarian potential to international distributors.”
02 Sep 19. BFBS to demonstrate MiPlayer WiFi technology at DSEI 2019. Attendees at this year’s DSEI will be able to experience BFBS’s unique MiPlayer technology at stand N3-670. MiPlayer is a platform used by the UK military to provide access to television, radio, news and other media in remote locations. It can do this in areas with poor or no internet.
The MiPlayer platform has been used by the UK Armed Forces and UK Border Force, providing both training resources and welfare media to deployed personnel in remote locations.
It has received glowing reviews from first-hand users serving in the UK military for its ease of use. The welfare and have been enhanced where MiPlayer is deployed whether at land or sea.
Direct feedback from military users includes:
“Good service which is free to use and helps fight boredom”.
“Very good service, adds a tremendous amount of value in downtime on operations”.
“Easy to use and great connection”.
“Very good service that improves the day to day life of being deployed. Allows an individual to watch what they like in their own time and place which improves the lifestyle 100%”.
Content is available in ‘catch-up’ format for convenience and choice, and live television can also be streamed through MiPlayer’s ability to connect to a TVRO satellite dish.
MiPlayer is currently in use on over half of the UK Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxillary, as well as in operational and permanent military locations such as Estonia, Poland, Bahrain, the Falkland Islands, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and South Sudan.
MiPlayer was introduced to the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) at a Capability Day at Chalfont Grove, where its benefit was immediately noted by those in attendance. BFBS were invited to provide a presentation at Northwood where the audience included Lt Col Philip Gill, SO1 J1 Ops covering Eurasia and Africa. Following this presentation, funding was secured and he has led the project through to its current point.
Lt Col Philip Gill said, “MiPlayer is an exceptional development which provides demonstrable benefits to Service personnel while deployed. The boost that this excellent capability gives to the Entertain function of the Deployed Welfare Package and the improvement to morale is highly evident in the feedback that the platform has received from users deployed across the globe. BFBS have been an important partner and I look forward to seeing it continue to provide reliable and much-appreciated innovative media capability to the Armed Forces in the future.”
As well as exhibiting the MiPlayer technology, BFBS will host a panel session at DSEI 2019 in the Global Theatre on Tuesday 10th at 14:30, discussing the importance of service personnel staying connected. This will include discussion on the current policies around media and mobile phone access during deployments and how they can best reflect the increasing importance among younger generations of staying connected. The panel will provide an overview of technological capabilities currently available to provide connectivity to those on deployment, and offer suggestions on areas which could be enhanced in the future.
05 Aug 19. DSEI 2019: Military technology to watch out for.
Key themes at DSEI 201
In the zones
As in previous years DSEI will be separated into zones for the different military branches, showcasing systems and solutions that represent each area’s needs and requierments. This year, the aerospace, land, naval, security and joint zones will showcase the latest and developments in aircraft, land systems, vessels, ammunition, border security, medicine and everything inbetween.
Autonomy in the armed forces
Autonomous systems are a key trend expected to feature across every sector of DSEI 2019, as significant investment is being made in naval, land-based and aerial systems to make military operations more efficient, safer and more cost-effective. This trend is apparent in the various conferences planned over the course of DSEI and hosted by the UK Armed Forces, with all three branches looking into how autonomy could change battlefield tactics and planning.
Big data and the military
Another technological focus of DSEI will be how to apply big data principles to the battlefield. The UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Defence Science Technology Laboratory (Dstl), for example, has looked into applying more data to naval systems and Lockheed Martin is doing the same to streamline maintenance of the F-35. This trend is expected to continue to grow with the proliferation of space assets and militaries looking to leverage big data across a variety of systems.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI already plays a role in a number of military applications, such as advanced autopilot systems, decision support tools and smart weapons. Just like autonomy and big data, AI will be a key trend explored at this year’s DSEI. Expect to see companies showing how AI can be used to control systems and digest data to give military forces a cutting edge.
These three technology trends we can expect to see at DSEI feed into the larger picture of force multiplication. Militaries are looking to do more with what they already have, so expect contractors from across the world to get in on this discussion. Force multiplication solutions come in the form of traditional land, air or sea platforms, as well as more novel cyber solutions – we’re expecting to see a number unveiled at this year’s event.
DSEI 2019 displays and things to see
RAF Team Tempest
The Tempest next-generation combat aircraft partnership will be exhibiting in the aerospace hub and is certain to give an insight into what we can expect from sixth-generation air systems. Team Tempest brings together industry leaders including Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Leonardo and MBDA and has attracted heavy investment from industry and the Royal Air Force.
Maritime autonomous displays
In the run-up to DSEI, the event organisers called for proposals for autonomous ship and boat demonstrations. The Royal Navy is increasingly looking into autonomous operations, so we expect to see interesting new concepts in the Royal Dock at DSEI.
DSEI Space Hub
There has been a recent flurry of activity in the UK, US and globally in developing, deploying and safeguarding spaced-based assets, so the newly established space hub at this year’s DSEI will certainly be one to watch.
Airbus is one of the companies involved in the new space hub. A spokesperson told Global Defence Technology: “We will be featuring secure military satellite communications with Skynet 6, the follow on for the successful Skynet 5 programme for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), optical and radar Earth observation capabilities, space situational awareness, and even active space debris removal concepts.”
The Royal Navy’s maritime capability conference
The Royal Navy’s maritime capabilities conference, sponsored by Thales, brings together naval experts from around the world to discuss digitisation, autonomy and the pace of modern naval combat. It will offer invaluable insight into how modern naval forces are looking into the technology sector to multiply and enhance the strength of their forces.
Return of the airship
British hybrid airship manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) will be at DSEI displaying the capabilities of its Airlander airship. The aircraft can fly for up to five days non-stop and take off vertically from any sufficiently large surface. HAV touts the Airlander as a possible solution for surveillance, border patrol and search and rescue. This modern take on old-school technology could provide an interesting solution to modern defence challenges.
Novel fighting vehicles
One of the highlights at the last DSEI in 2017 was Rheinmetall’s Boxer armoured transport vehicle, and since then the company has announced a joint venture with BAE systems, focusing on British Armed Forces ventures and competitions such as the Challenger 2 upgrade programme. Both companies are presenting at DSEI, and the fruits of this partnership will be worth looking out for. (Source: army-technology.com)
30 Aug 19. Drone Evolution launches its new patented rotary UAV protection technology at DSEI 2019. Named SafeFlight, the system protects delivery drones from being jammed and its titanium shell protects it from a variety of external forces.
Using a range of navigation systems, SafeFlight can switch between them if it comes under attack, meaning that it can always stay on course for its destination. The titanium shell ensures it remains lightweight but impervious to small arms fire and laser attacks. Anti-jamming systems in the motors mean that they also remain resilient to electronic interference.
Toby Townrow, Communications Director at Drone Evolution, said: “We’re really excited to start telling the world about SafeFlight. Development of SafeFlight technology means that the nascent drone delivery industry can protect the public, the assets and the integrity of the industry itself, knowing that delivered items will always reach their destination however much bad actors may want to interfere with it.
“We are delighted to take Drone Evolution to its next level both in business and technology. I am particularly looking forward to launching this concept at DSEI 2019. This could be a game-changer for drone deliveries, one that could help to see them finally become a reality in both military and civilian life.”
29 Aug 19. Carter Bearings, one of the UK’s best-known suppliers of high precision aerospace, defence and space system bearings has announced the arrival of two new additions to its portfolio.
The company states that both are likely to be of significant interest to designers, specifiers and users in the aerospace and defence sectors, and that they will be available to view for the first time when unveiled at DSEI.
Abingdon-based Carter has welcomed the arrival of the Aurora Bearing Company’s range of precision rod ends, spherical bearings and bushes to complement its already extensive inventory of premium quality precision bearing solutions. Used by both military and civilian operators worldwide, Aurora rod ends, bushes and bearings are supplied to ISO9001/2015 and AS9100D standards and can be seen on the Carter Bearings stand (S9-171) at DSEI.
Aurora products are specified extensively by a powerful portfolio of primary international defence and aerospace contractors including Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and NASA. Now, with the new agreement in place with Carter Bearings, UK and European OEMs have local access to the extensive Aurora portfolio and application database. A variety of special materials and coatings can be specified on many Aurora products, and the new range joins other premium-quality brands on which Carter Bearings has built its reputation for high-end bearing engineering and application excellence in so many advanced technology industry sectors.
Concurrent with the arrival of the new Aurora range, Carter Bearings is also using DSEI 2019 to launch an important new addition to its own Unasis range of bespoke aerospace bearing tools. The company has created a useful new tool kit designed specifically for aerospace bearing installation, repair and maintenance users, both civilian and military. Included in the kit are all the necessary (and calibrated/certificated) specialist tools required to remove, install, swage, torque, measure and calibrate a variety of the most popular aviation bearing types and sizes, either in the field or in the workshop.
According to Carter’s managing director Karl Brundell, the new Unasis bearing installation and maintenance tool kit is designed for both workshop use and as an onboard resource for aircraft operations where line engineering might not be available. The company states that the presence of its new aerospace bearing kit on board could prevent a bearing-related AOG situation from developing.
“It isn’t just the technical competence, comprehensive content or quality of our tool kit that counts most sometimes, it is the fact that an otherwise U/S fixed or rotary wing aircraft can remain operational should a bearing failure occur in a place without ready access to an FBO, MU or line workshop,” he stated.
In addition to the new arrivals, DSEI visitors will also be able to see, evaluate and discuss a variety of additional defence and aerospace special bearings and associated products which are also available from Carter Bearings. These include custom and aerospace bearings from Napoleon Engineering Services, special thin-section bearings from Silverthin, hybrid, plastic, ceramic and ultra-high temperature bearings manufactured by Unasis, lightweight aluminium slewing rings (also from Unasis) and Cobra Industries graphite solid-fill bearing lubricants, amongst more. Bearings from Carter Manufacturing are extensively used throughout both military and civilian airframes and engines in applications that include flap runners, gear, slat and flap actuation systems, rotor masts, radar platforms, seats, engine mounts et al.
Of especial interest to DSEI visitors will be Carter Bearings ongoing partnership with Silverthin, said to be world leaders in the design and manufacture of ultra-high precision thin-section bearings. Used across a wide section of defence, aircraft and space system applications, all Silverthin bearings are manufactured in the US under the Berry amendment. The range of bearing types, sizes and options is extensive and encompasses many sizes with angular, radial and four-point contacts as required.
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29 Aug 19. Physical Logic ‒ a leader in high-precision open and closed loop MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) accelerometers for the security, defense, energy, industrial, and healthcare markets ‒ introduces its next generation inertial grade closed loop MEMS accelerometers, the MAXL-CL-3000 Family, at DSEI. The company’s groundbreaking advances deliver exceptional short-term and long-term performance, comparable to Navigation Grade electromechanical quartz accelerometers.
Physical Logic is the first company in the world to market a closed loop Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) accelerometer that rivals very high precision electromechanical quartz accelerometers. These accelerometers provide highly accurate measurements at lower cost as well as reduced weight and size.
North finding and inertial navigation applications are enabled by a major improvement in warmup performance that achieves time-to-full-performance in less than 2 seconds, with typical bias drifts of < 30 µg during the first 5 hours of operation. In addition, a wide range of aerial missions can be integrated due to a reduction in noise specification limits to 30µg/√Hz.
According to Ms. Katja Beyer, the company’s CEO, “We are proud to be the first company to introduce to the navigation market to a closed loop MEMS accelerometer with bias-related parameters comparable to Tactical Grade, and scale factor-related parameters comparable to Navigation Grade electromechanical quartz accelerometers.
“We met and surpassed our major technological targets ‒ upgrading all MAXL-CL-3030 bias-related parameters (30g sensing range closed loop MEMS accelerometer) as well as developing 2 new products ‒ 15g (MAXL-CL-3015) and 50g (MAXL-CL-3050) sensing range accelerometers ‒ for the MAXL-CL-3000 family.”
22 Aug 19. StorFly® Rugged is an ultra-high reliability SSD solution designed for environmental extremes including shock, vibration, altitude, and temperature/humidity. Each StorFly® rugged solution includes Virtium’s vtGuard™ technology that includes such features as power-fail protection, ruggedized connectors (R-SATA shown), conformal coating, BGA underfill, and temperature protection. As with all Virtium SSDs, the StorFly® Rugged also includes advanced vtSecure™ data protection features including integrated AES-256 encryption, TCG authentication, secure erase, and hardware or software write protection mechanisms. Finally, all Virtium SSDs have ultra-high endurance options as well as 5-10 year product availability. Stand S1-370/S1-375
22 Aug 19. ZETA – COM-BASED SBC INTEL ATOM E3800. The Zeta COM Express SBC family of ultra-small embedded computing solutions combines a COM Express Mini CPU module (84 x 55mm/ 3.3 x 2.2 in) mounted on a same-size carrier board to create a complete embedded PC. This layered architecture offers the highest functional density for any given footprint. As a comparison, Zeta offers functionality and performance equivalent to the top-selling Aries SBC at just 40% of the size. Key features for this compact solution include scalability and long-life, on-board Analog and Digital Data Acquisition, with MiniCard and daughtercard expansion and mass storage. Booth number: Stand S1-370/S1-375
22 Aug 19. British anti-terror boat stopping technology makes waves. A British company’s boat stopping systems which can quickly stop boats used in terrorism and narco trafficking without harming the boat or its passengers is making waves. Security Equipment specialists, BCB International Ltd, have developed a new range of boat stopping systems which use compressed air and specialized vessel disabling projectiles.
BCB International director, Andrew Howell, said: ”BCB’s boat stopping systems were inspired by the police road stingers used to stop speeding and runaway cars.
“As recent events in the Gulf of Oman have yet again shown, tankers, ports and docks are vulnerable to acts of terrorism, piracy and trafficking.
Provided in boat-mounted and handheld formats, our non-lethal boat stopping systems ingeniously use compressed air and a range of specialized projectiles to intercept vessels weighing up to 3 tons and travelling up to speeds of 45 knots in seconds, and the different models range between 36 and 400 meters in reach. Our technology brings to a quick and safe halt vessel whose maneuvers arouse suspicions about their intent.”
Thanks to the specialized patented arrestor line, combining a very strong dyneema line, sea drogues and floats, and the different models, the boat stopping systems can be used for a range of purposes, from stopping a single boat to closing off ports.
“More and more law enforcement authorities are using our boat stopping systems to protect maritime assets.” The Boat stopping systems have been sold to River police and Coastguards in Europe and South East Asia.
In its new Export Guide, the UK Government selected BCB International Ltd, as one of the most exciting and innovative Welsh companies that are exporting successfully.
Videos of the boat stopping systems: https://bit.ly/2wpAxqA
09 Jul 19. Optical MLC system offers secure cable-free comms for diverse range of military applications. The main focus of the Link Microtek stand at this year’s DSEI exhibition will be the company’s Azdec optical MLC (mobile local communications) system, which offers a totally secure, non-RF, cable-free voice comms solution for a wide variety of defence-related applications.
Originally developed using infra-red technology to provide secure bridge communications on board naval vessels, the Azdec system has now been adopted in other military scenarios where radio-frequency transmissions might jeopardise security.
From submarines to UAV control rooms and from satellite payload test facilities to forward command centres, operators can use the Azdec system to communicate securely with one another while roaming away from their base positions, unhindered by any trailing wires.
Utilising micro-LED arrays to provide optical transmissions at a wavelength determined by the requirements of the specific application, the Azdec system delivers crystal-clear, short-range voice communications and carries a Class 1 product designation as defined by the EN 60825-1 standard, which means it presents no ocular or other health hazard to users.
The optical digital encoding technology at the heart of the system is completely immune to radio, radar and electrical noise – even severe energy pulses – and has no effect on sensitive electronic equipment, flammable atmospheres or munitions. There are no RF emissions and the signals cannot be intercepted by any conventional method, so it is impossible for anyone to jam the transmissions or eavesdrop on what is being said.
Capable of providing secure multi-channel communications for areas of up to 4000 square metres, an Azdec system typically comprises a compact base station, a number of fixed antennas, headsets, operators’ belt-mounted battery-pack/control units, and a central battery-charger unit.
Link Microtek’s stand will also highlight the company’s latest Azdec developments: a through-water system allowing short-range underwater optical communications, a long-range system for use on ships’ heli-decks, and a secure cable-free data link capable of transmitting command signals, video, sound and other data to, say, unmanned ground vehicles involved in explosive ordnance disposal.
Oxley specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced electronic and electro-optic components and systems for air, land and sea applications within the military sector. Established in 1942, Oxley has manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA and enjoys representation worldwide. The company’s products include night vision and LED lighting, data capture systems and electronic components. Oxley has pioneered the development of night vision compatible lighting. It offers a total package incorporating optical filters, equipment modification, cockpit and external lighting along with fleet wide upgrade services including engineering, installation, support, maintenance and training. The company’s long experience of manufacturing night vision lighting and LED indicators, coupled with advances in LED technology, has enabled it to develop LED solutions to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting in existing applications as well as becoming the lighting option of choice in new applications such as portable military hospitals, UAV control stations and communication shelters.