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PARIS NEWS IN BRIEF

PARIS NEWS IN BRIEF

Jun 07. The Special Paris Air Show issue was distributed during the Show. If you require any of the articles as shown in the Index below, please email us and we will send you them.

INDEX

NEWS IN BRIEF

AERO INDIA SHOWCASES NEW DELHI’S FUTURE REQUIREMENTS
By Bulbul Singh

ABU DHABI ESTABLISHES UAV COMPANY
NATO TO EXTEND OTM SATCOM CAPABILITY
By Adam Baddeley
DEPLOYED COMMUNICATIONS CRITICAL TO U.K.
By Adam Baddeley

QinetiQ DEMONSTRATES UAV AUTONOMY

FEATURES

Skynet 5A LAUNCHED
By Adam Baddeley
EUROPEAN C4ISTAR UPDATE
By Stefan Nitschke, Defence Analyst
LOOKING OVER THE HILL – BATTLESPACE LOOKS AT BATTLEFIELD UAVs
By Julian Nettlefold, Editor BATTLESPACE
SERVICE ORIENTATED ARCHTECTURES: BRINGING NETWORKED CAPABILITIES TO THE BATTLEFIELD
By Rick Holt, Director of UK Information Superiority, Lockheed Martin UK

BUSINESS FEATURE

SELEX S&AS – DEVELOPING KEY RADAR TECHNOLOGIES
BATTLESPACE Editor Julian Nettlefold visits Selex SA&S at Edinburgh

TECHNOLOGY FEATURE

LOCKHEED MARTIN UNVEILS MISSILE DEVELOPMENTS DURING AUSA
By Julian Nettlefold, Editor, BATTLESPACE

05 Jun 07. SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems (S&AS) UK, displayed its unique Enhanced Vision System (EVS) at Paris 2007. Customers will be able to both view a core component of the EVS system and, see a demonstration for themselves of the image processing capability of the EVS system which offers the latest and most advanced enhanced situational awareness available to aircrew today. The EVS is operationally proven with UK forces, is extremely adaptable and greatly improves mission effectiveness. Aircrew can view data either through a conventional head-down tactical display or by means of a suitable Helmet Mounted Display or Digital Night Vision Goggle incorporating a head tracking system where the imagery presented is registered and aligned to the user’s direct view of the outside world. EVS is available for both fixed and rotary wing applications. EVS is a modular, scalable and flexible integrated system. It brings together data from multi-waveband electro-optical sensors with optional navigation and terrain data. This provides pilots and other aircrew with a visual picture of the environment within which they are operating. It is an Open System architecture that may be configured to meet specific customer requirements. EVS can accept input data and imagery from additional sensors including laser obstacle detectors or active/passive milli-metric sensors. This data can then be fused as either symbology or imagery to further enhance the user’s situational awareness. From Standalone EVS through to integrated EVS systems, with Single or multiple user systems, this capability can utilise Image and Sensor Data Fusion to provide a Synthetic Vision System.
Key benefits
• Multi-waveband, multi-arrays for optimal display under varying scene conditions, including near-infrared sensitivity
• Multiple independent display outputs for multiple users
• Addition of terrain overlays with ridgeline enhancement to further enhance situational awareness
• Operation with long-range surveillance turrets to provide a complete integrated surveillance and situational awareness solution
• Specific EVS implementations can be tailored to specific airframes and optimised for the operational role
• Available for both fixed and rotary wing applications

18 Jun 07. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s first KC-30 Tanker will begin final assembly this week, reflecting the industrial team’s commitment to the U.S. Air Force’s KC-135 replacement program. “The first KC-30 Tanker platform’s early entry into final assembly is evidence of our team’s commitment to the KC-X program that we intend to win,” said Paul Meyer, Northrop Grumman’s vice president and general manager of the KC-30 program. “The world’s most modern and capable tanker will be ready to meet the U.S. Air Force’s test and delivery requirements right away. Early assembly of the

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