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29 Jun 17. Drone Helicopters on Display at Russian Defense Show. Unmanned helicopters and monitoring systems will be displayed by the Radar MMS research and production company at the International Maritime Defense Show in St. Petersburg. The international show was held from June 28 to July 2 in St. Petersburg.
“New and modernized vehicles will be displayed in the exhibit area of the company and its strategic partner, Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau, during the show, such as the modernized lines of monitoring systems, as well as the BPV-500 and Breeze unmanned helicopters,” the company’s press service reported.
The BPV-500, that has a takeoff weight of 500 kg, will be displayed on the quay near Radar Mms’ maritime testing laboratory, on the Buran boat. The unmanned aircraft is capable of carrying up to 180 kg. If needed, it can deliver a float, food and any other supplies to the emergency area.
The second helicopter – the Breeze – that has a takeoff weight of 37 kg and a carrying capacity of 8 kg, is effective at survey and can quickly cover inaccessible parts of the area. It is used to monitor oil and gas pipe lines, as well as to search and explore mineral deposits. The Russia Emergencies Ministry uses this helicopter in its search and rescue operations, the company said.
The Kasatka patrol and search system will be displayed at Radar Mms’ exhibition stand. This onboard monitor system can be incorporated into any aircraft and was designed to detect underwater and surface objects, as well as assign targets for counter-submarine and antiship weapon carriers.
The enterprise will also demonstrate radar systems of various action ranges designed to provide safe flights, search and detect objects and conduct various ground and sea operations. (Source: UAS VISION/TASS)
29 Jun 17. Seek Thermal To Showcase New Line Of Break-Through Thermal Sensors At Sensors Expo 2017. At Sensors Expo 2017 in San Jose, CA, Seek Thermal™ will demonstrate its low-cost, high-resolution thermal imaging sensors for commercial, consumer, and IoT applications. Designed for small form factor, lightweight and low-power consumption applications, Seek Thermal sensors provide actionable data that will drive the IoT space.
“Seek Thermal sensors provide an unparalleled advantage in the collection and analysis of data that will drive the future of IoT product innovation,” said Tim LeBeau, Seek Thermal. “For additional applications including security & surveillance, autonomous driving and preventive predictive maintenance, Seek Thermal is committed to deliver break-through solutions that increase safety and efficiency.” (Source: PRNewswire)
28 Jun 17. Raytheon has been awarded a Navy contract for variable-depth sonar for the littoral combat ship. Under the $27.9m contract, which will rise to $300m if all options are exercised, Raytheon will produce a full preproduction test article by late 2018.
“This ship-deployed sonar system design, identical for both LCS variants, features reduced weight to minimize ship impact, increased maneuverability and it provides the opportunity for increased warfighting payloads,” accoridng to a Raytheon news release. “These features were validated by the fleet sailors who operated the system at a full-scale demonstration at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in August 2016.” (Source: C4ISR & Networks)
27 Jun 17. Leonardo DRS completes acquisition of Daylight Solutions. Leonardo announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Leonardo DRS, completed the acquisition of Daylight Solutions, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of quantum cascade laser based products and technology. The acquisition received the approval of the stockholders of Daylight Solutions and all the required regulatory approvals, including review by U.S. antitrust authorities