16 Jun 11. AOL Inc. announced the launch of AOL Defense, a source for industry news, video, community and expert analysis of the highly complex issues facing the defense industry. Colin Clark, an award-winning journalist with expertise in defense, intelligence and aerospace, is Editor. AOL Defense goes live in time to cover the largest air show in the world, the 47th International Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, which begins on June 20. AOL Defense will feature news, interviews and video from the event. Jay Kirsch, VP and General Manager of AOL Industry, made the announcement. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
15 Jun 11. As the world’s only full-spectrum threat detection and imaging company, FLIR Systems debuted airport security technology at the 2011 Paris Air Show. In addition to this technology, the company showcased their Star SAFIRE® high-definition and laser designation family of surveillance systems.
* Airport Security: For the first time during Paris Air Show, FLIR Systems will showcase its complete suite of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection products designed for a multilayered approach within airports. This technology is vital to helping to secure airports worldwide.
o Compact and portable detection instruments, such as the Fido® NXT handheld explosives detector and the identiFINDER handheld radiation identifier are the detectors of choice for their respective applications. Through proven accuracy and sensitivity, these sensors are fielded and proven in countries around the world.
o Wide area surveillance provides full situational awareness at an airport, which has evolved from military force protection and air base protection. The successful combination includes sensors, thermal imagers and radars which can be networked through a common command and control software backbone and slew-to-cue functionality.
o Deployed system provides automated detection, tracking and classification of intruders, vehicles and low flying aircrafts. Long- and short-range radars can be incorporated to extend the facility’s perimeter for complete wide area surveillance.
15 Jun 11. SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company, demonstrated its leadership in airborne sensors, mission systems and integrated solutions as part of the Finmeccanica exhibit at the Paris Air Show. Building on a strong pedigree in tactical ISTAR avionics, airborne radar, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems, electronic warfare and self-protection systems, the Company is this year putting a spotlight on how excellence and innovation in software, sensors and architecture is being translated into mission-essential systems capability. The result is a new generation of advanced sensors and integrated solutions, matched to the demanding multi-mission, multi-platform requirements of defence and security forces worldwide. A highlight of this year’s show was the unveiling of SELEX Galileo’s latest Falco EVO tactical unmanned air system (UAS). Capitalising on the proven high-end tactical Falco UAS, Falco EVO complements the Falco by extending the wings to accommodate a substantially increased multi-payload capacity and offering increased endurance (in excess of 18 hours). Also integrated on the Falco EVO is PicoSAR, a compact and lightweight Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) radar, the ESM/ ELINT system SAGE and the EO turret EOST 46. Recognising the growing requirement for homeland security and maritime domain awareness, SELEX Galileo continues to develop its ATOS airborne tactical observation system. In service with 9 national and international customers, ATOS brings together multiple sensor inputs to enable wide area picture compilation, data fusion and analysis and guaranteed-effective mission management. ATOS features a full range of proprietary sensors, EO/IR and radar, such as the M-scan Gabbiano radar and the Seaspray AESA radar. Demonstrating Seaspray’s multi-platform appeal, SELEX Galileo was recently selected to suppl