The “orbital factory” envisioned by PERIOD will pioneer construction of major components such as antenna reflectors, assembly of spacecraft components and satellite payload replacements, directly in space.
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MoD signs contract with MDSL to supply Light Specialist Vehicles to Indian Army
Providing further boost to ‘Make in India’, Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) for supply of 1,300 Light Specialist Vehicles to the Indian Army, at a cost of Rs 1,056 crore, in New Delhi on March 22, 2021. The induction of vehicles is planned to be completed in four years.
The Agreement on the Modernization and Licensed Production of IL-103 in Hungary Concluded
The agreement on the modernization and licensed production of IL-103 in Hungary was concluded on March 17 between Ilyushin Aviation Complex (part of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) under Rostec State Corporation) and the Hungarian company Aviation Engineering Zrt The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Oleg Bocharov and Counselor, Deputy Ambassador of Hungary to the Russian Federation Laszlo Vida. The document was signed on the Russian side by the First Deputy General Director of UAC, Managing Director of ILYUSHIN Sergey Yarkovoy, and on the Hungarian side by the General Director of Aviation Engineering Zrt. Laszlo Boros.
DRDO conducts successful flight test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out a flight demonstration based on Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology from Integrated Test Range Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on March 05, 2021. All the subsystems, including the booster motor and nozzle-less motor, performed as expected. During the test, many new technologies were proven, including Solid Fuel based Ducted Ramjet technology.
National Airlines appoints Nihal Wickrema as VP strategy, revenue optimization
The American airline National Airlines announced the appointment of NihalWickrema a veteran from Emirates Sky Cargo, as their vice president of strategy & revenue optimization.
Boeing Inducts First EA18G Growler for U.S. Navy Modification Program
Boeing has started a five-year modification program for the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler fleet with the induction of the first jet at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The modifications are focused on updating the jets’ structural and mission systems architecture, enabling future capability growth for the Navy’s 160 Growler aircraft. Growlers serve a critical role in jamming radar and communications signals of threat forces, disabling their ability to detect and track U.S. and allied military forces.
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Indian HAM Radio Operators: An integral element of communication in times of crisis
During the last one year from March 2020 till date, COVID-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented lockdown of 1.3 billion population in the country, Bengaluru city - the IT hub of India was no exception. The Government of Karnataka set up a ‘COVID-19 war room’ in the Chief Ministers office to create awareness and to mitigate this enormous crisis situation in the state involving civil preparedness organizations under its administration including Ham Radio operators.
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Daniel Carrera steps up to become president of UPS operations in Europe
UPS has appointed Daniel Carrera as the new president of its European operations. In his new role, based at the firm’s European headquarters in Brussels, Mr Carrera will be responsible for managing operations and more than 50,000 staff across 56 countries and territories.
Airbus pioneers first satellite factory in space
Airbus has been selected by the European Commission to study spacecraft manufacturing in space through the Horizon 2020 Programme. The PERIOD (PERASPERA In-Orbit Demonstration) project focuses on satellite assembly and manufacturing in orbit. This A/B1 phase study contract, worth € 3 million, will last two years, with the objective to continue with a demonstrator in orbit.
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Boeing Says Pandemic Will Cut Demand For Planes For a Decade
Boeing is lowering its expectations around demand for new planes over the next decade as the coronavirus pandemic continues to undercut air travel.
Do You Really Want a Flying Car?
It's the year 2020. So where are all the flying cars? The vast majority of people still get to work and school in boring, ground-bound cars. Not to mention buses, trains, and bikes.
AIRBUS TO CUT OVER 2,300 JOBS AT DEFENSE AND SPACE DIVISION
European plane maker Airbus said Wednesday that it plans to cut more than 2,300 jobs at its defense and space division by the end of next year, spreading the cuts across several countries.
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The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea.
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