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23 Nov 21. Primoco UAV SE and UMS Skeldar Team to Provide Versatility of RPAS Operations. Czech-based Primoco UAV SE and Swiss-Swedish UMS Skeldar have teamed up as part of a cooperation agreement to provide selected customers with a combination of the Primoco One 150 fixed-wing and UMS Skeldar’s V-150 rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Enabling organisations the versatility to use both platforms as part of their missions, this agreement is a significant step forwards in terms of how UAVs can be used to form one solution.
Both platforms, positioned within the same specified category as per the EASA regulatory framework, share the same communication datalink system, which makes the simultaneous operation of both aircraft from one ground control station possible. In addition, the One 150 and V-150 also share many payload options with further synergies provided in the logistics and data processing areas. With both companies having been previously granted with operational approvals under the new EASA drone regulations, this joined up solution is also fully compliant with the latest aviation regulations in relation to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) operations.
The One 150 and V-150 were demonstrated to selected customers at the Primoco UAV SE company airport at Písek in the Czech Republic on 15th and 16th of November 2021.
Mr. Ladislav Semetkovský, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Primoco UAV SE, commented on the cooperation as follows:
“We are very excited to find a partner like UMS Skeldar. Its approach towards unmanned aviation and its team spirit fully matches with ours. Together we solve the dilemma of many current RPAS operators, who are still hesitating between the selection of fixed-wing or rotary-wing platforms. With our One 150 and Skeldar´s V-150 they do not have to; they can have benefits of both. They may finally have an unmanned system able to be deployed anywhere combining long endurance of One 150 with vertical take-off and landing capability of V-150. The customer will simply select what works best for his mission with no compromises. We were happy to demonstrate the system to the audience of potential customers and believe that such solution will be very interesting for many operators. I would like to thank UMS Skeldar for their great support.”
Axel Cavalli-Bjorkman, Chief Executive Officer of UMS Skeldar, adds:
“We are delighted to be a part of this agreement with Primoco UAV SE. Providing both our Vertical Take-Off and Landing V-150 and Primoco’s One 150 as one solution gives organisations the versatility they need to complete their often complicated missions. We pride ourselves at UMS as being an innovation leader when it comes to advances in rotary-wing UAV platforms. Our V-150 platform is a prime example of this, with a capability to complete remote automatic flights, hold multiple payloads and ability to provide a high-degree of maintainability and minimum turn-around times during operations. Alongside Primoco’s advanced fixed-wing solution, we believe this agreement will give customers exactly what they need for their UAV missions.” (Source: UAS VISION)
23 Nov 21. BAE Systems Launches Next-Generation Power and Propulsion System to Help Marine Operators Reach Zero Emissions. BAE Systems, a leader in electric propulsion, has launched its next-generation power and propulsion system for the marine market. The HybriGen® Power and Propulsion system is a flexible solution to help operators reach zero emissions – improving electrical efficiency and vessel range, increasing propulsion power, and simplifying installation.
The HybriGen Power and Propulsion system uses smaller and lighter components for vessels, building on the company’s 25 years of experience in electric propulsion systems. Its modular accessory power system (MAPS) and modular power control system (MPCS) allow for a scalable, tailor-made solution to fit the specific power and propulsion requirements of a range of vessels, from sailboats and tugs to passenger ferries.
“Our investment in this next-generation technology will provide marine operators with cutting-edge capabilities to create clean transportation,” said Steve Trichka, vice president and general manager of Power & Propulsion Solutions at BAE Systems. “Using a modular design, we can customize our solution to meet the exact needs of each customer, simplifying the installation and improving system reliability. The increased propulsion power and electrical efficiency mean our customers can now accelerate their journey to zero emissions.”
BAE Systems’ electric propulsion technology supports low and zero emission applications with proven controls and components that are available in multiple system configurations.
BAE Systems has more than 14,000 power and propulsion systems in markets around the globe. Each year, those systems contribute to a cleaner world by saving more than 30 million gallons of fuel and eliminating 335,000 tons of carbon dioxide each year – the equivalent of taking 59,000 cars off the road or planting 4.5 million trees. Work on the HybriGen Power and Propulsion System will be conducted at the company’s facility in Endicott, N.Y. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
22 Nov 21. US Army’s Maneuver Battle Lab Experiments in Cross-Domain Maneuver. Nestled in an 80,000 square foot state of the art facility on Fort Benning, the U.S. Army Futures Command’s Maneuver Battle Lab (MBL) is the tip of the spear for experimentation at the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) level and below. MBL conducts live and constructive experimentation to support the individual Soldier, BCT and below maneuver formations, and Cross Functional Team initiatives through modeling, simulations, and live field experimentation. These experiments are backed up by analytical rigor through detailed data analysis and Soldier qualitative assessments. Each experiment occurs within the Army’s Cross-Domain Maneuver (CDM) concept, which is the tactical application of Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) at the BCT level.
In an effort to build upon experimentation capability, the Maneuver Battle Lab has expanded capabilities to simulate non-kinetic effects across domains. This includes simulation of both cyber and electronic warfare effects using ‘government off the shelf’ tools already available at no cost. The tools employed were developed by partners across the Joint Force, including the Naval Research Laboratory, the INDO-PACOM Cyber Warfare Innovation Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory1. Modeling these effects in a simulated environment allows MBL to more accurately replicate the future operational environment and enhances decision making on future capabilities, concepts, and force designs.
The MBL recently used several of these new tools in an experiment for the Concept Development Division (CDD) of the Maneuver Capabilities and Development Integration Directorate (MCDID). CDD develops future warfighting concepts for maneuver brigades, including the Cross-Domain Maneuver concept. This experiment for CDD, named the Quick Look VI Table Top Experiment, occurred in July 2021 and was focused on understanding the application of several cyber and electronic warfare capabilities when aligned inside a new maneuver formation using the Cross-Domain Maneuver concept. During the Quick Look VI experiment, the MBL used electronic warfare modeling tools and live military role players from Forces Command (FORSCOM) to enhance concept writers’ understanding of conflict against a peer threat across multiple domains at the BCT level.
Building upon previous experimentation, the MBL conducted a constructive simulation in August of 2021, the CDD Simulation Experiment 21-7, which focused on an individual battalion inside of a new formation type through its employment of cyber and electronic warfare capabilities. This particular experiment built upon the lessons learned in Quick Look VI Table Top Experiment, but employed additional solutions to model non-kinetic effects. The cyber and electronic warfare models used allowed analysts and military role players to better understand the impacts of non-kinetic effects on military operations. DEVCOM’s C5ISR2 also participated in the CDD Simulation Experiment 21-7 by conducting a network vulnerability assessment that allows the Army to see itself and the enemy more clearly in the cyber and electronic warfare environments. These combined efforts serve to enhance collaboration and understanding of the multi-domain environment while conducting Cross-Domain Maneuver. Through detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis, the MBL’s experiments enhance modernization efforts enabling increased lethality, survivability, and capabilities which enhance the capabilities of U.S. Army’s maneuver formations operating in multi-domain environments.
22 Nov 21. Advantech Releases SKY-MXM-A2000 on the High-Performance NVIDIA Ampere Architecture. Advantech, a leading provider of industrial edge computing platforms, provides a new series of solutions for embedded computing powered by the latest NVIDIA GPUs. The newest SKY-MXM-A2000 industrial solution will be released shortly. Built on the NVIDIA® Ampere architecture, providing the highest performance. This industrial-grade GPU-accelerated solution is the first embedded MXM-based module built on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, which delivers the latest RTX technology. It features real-time ray tracing, accelerated AI, advanced graphics, and high-performance computing capabilities, which is important for embedded computing solutions in enterprise deployments. Supporting both RT and Tensor Cores for graphics and intensive-compute tasks.
SKY-MXM-A2000 is equipped with GDDR6 graphics memory with error correction code (ECC) support for error-free computing. Most importantly, it uses an NVIDIA RTX™ A2000 embedded GPU, which combines 20 second-generation RT Cores, 80 third-generation Tensor Cores, and up to 2,560 next-generation CUDA® cores. SKY-MXM-A2000 fulfills increasing demands for processing power, graphics, and intensive-compute tasks for designers, engineers, and scientists, to support their application development in industries including auto-optical inspection (AOI), medical care, transportation, and gaming.
Compact design with high-end clock rates and low power consumption
The clock rates of SKY-MXM-A2000 range from 1,215 MHz (base) to 1,687 MHz (boost), which can power high performing workstations. Moreover, its compact size and ruggedized design with a small form factor of only 82 x 70 mm allows it to fit into limited spaces — with low power consumption (up to 60W). Its low thermal emissions make it suitable for intelligent systems like those in surgery, autonomous driving, and driver-assisted applications. With 0~55 °C standard operating temperatures, SKY-MXM-A2000 can withstand the demands of harsh industrial environments and ensure workstation stability and durability.
Industrial GPU Solutions with MS-Hybrid model support
SKY-MXM-A2000 supports two optional discrete and MS-Hybrid modes. As a pure accelerator card, it can focus on big data processing in MS-Hybrid mode, which is mainly configured for notebooks and high-end GPUs. In discrete mode, it supports a maximum of four DisplayPort signal outputs. In addition, Advantech’s strict revision and engineering change control, as well as its 5-year product support, will reassure end customers.
- NVIDIA RTX A2000 with MXM 3.1 TYPE A form factor (82 x 70 mm)
- Up to 2,560 CUDA cores, 20 RT Cores, 80 Tensor Cores (NVIDIA Ampere GPU architecture cores)
- GDDR6 4GB memory, 128-bit, bandwidth 192 GB/s
- Up to 4x DisplayPort 1.4a digital video outputs
- Long life cycle, supports 5 years’ availability
Advantech, an Elite Partner in the NVIDIA Partner Network, provides edge systems and solutions applied in the fields of industrial, manufacturing, and robotics. Advantech is dedicated to developing cutting-edge GPUs like SKY-MXM-T1000 (built on the NVIDIA Turing™ GPU architecture with MXM 3.1 TYPE A, GDDR6 4GB and 896 CUDA cores) and up-comping SKY-MXM-RTX3000 (built on the NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture with MXM 3.1 TYPE B, GDDR6 6GB, 1920 CUDA cores, 30 RT Cores and 240 Tensor Cores).
Advantech’s SKY-MXM-T1000 is available for order now. SKY-MXM-A2000 and SKY-MXM-RTX3000 are expected to be released soon. For more information regarding Advantech GPUs or other products and services, please contact your local sales support team or visit our website.
19 Nov 21. Australian Signals Directorate and ANU partner to enhance research output. The Co-Lab Honours Grant, supported by the ASD and ANU, is designed to empower students to undertake cutting edge research and build Australian cyber resilience. The Australian Signals Directorate and the Australian National University have opened the Co-Lab Honours Grant, receiving praise from the Assistant Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie.
The grant is designed to foster collaboration between academics at one of the country’s leading institutions and the analysts from Australia’s top cyber spy agency, with the organisations working together on emerging technologies and helping forge STEM career pathways for budding cyber security specialists.
According to a release from Assistant Minister Hastie, protecting Australia’s national security is at the core of the partnership.
The Co-Lab grant will provide students undertaking a research project in their Honours year across mathematics, engineering, computer science, linguistics, statistics, psychology, sociology and languages with $8,000 to support their research, and welcomes students who are interested in a future career with the ASD.
“ASD achieve their mission by delivering foreign signals intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations,” Assistant Minister Hastie said.
“The cyber battlefield, more than ever, needs those Australians with a rare mix of specialist skills, adaptability and imagination to defend the nation against the most sophisticated adversaries.
“ASD’s technical experts, in conjunction with ANU researchers, will offer 30 Honours students bespoke training, career guidance and mentoring while working on real-world problems in real-world settings.”
Professor Brian Schmidt, vice chancellor of the ANU noted that the recent announcement reflects the institution’s national mission.
“This is a vital initiative as so much our modern society relies on cyber – and the field will only continue to grow,” Professor Schmidt said.
(Source: Defence Connect)
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