Aviation & Aerospace News

  1. U.S. Air Force Aims To Deploy Laser-Armed Fighter Jets By 2021
    11/30/2017

    The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), through its Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, has awarded Lockheed Martin a $26.3 million contract to design, develop and produce a high-power fiber laser mounted on a tactical fighter jet by 2021.

  2. Wind Satellite Vacuum Packed
    11/2/2017

    With liftoff on the horizon, ESA’s Aeolus satellite is going through its last round of tests to make sure that this complex mission will work in orbit.

  3. ViDAR Optical Radar Installed In SKELDAR V-200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    7/3/2017

    ViDAR (visual detection and ranging) -- the world's first optical radar designed for maritime search and detection – was recently incorporated as a payload in the SKELDAR V-200, a heavy fuel engine VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) made by Swiss-based UMS SKELDAR.

  4. NASA Readies World's First Spaceborne Sodium LIDAR System
    5/18/2017

    Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the world's first space-based sodium LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) instrument to study the nature and dynamics of the mesosphere, the poorly understood middle layer of the Earth's atmosphere, which lies 40-100 miles above Earth’s surface and separates the planet from the vacuum of space.

  5. EU FP7 Double Acquisition For Gooch & Housego In The Aerospace And Defense Sector
    7/12/2016

    Gooch & Housego PLC announces that it has completed two acquisitions that further strengthen the company’s Aerospace & Defence manufacturing abilities.  They have acquired Kent Periscopes Ltd, a UK based specialist supplier of periscopes, vehicle sights and related equipment for land based armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs), and Alfalight Inc, a Madison, Wisconsin based designer and manufacturer of high reliability, rugged laser based, electro-optic systems for defence and security applications.

  6. Photron’s FASTCAM Mini AX, UX, And WX High Speed Cameras Have Double The Memory At 32GB
    6/10/2016

    ­­­­­Photron, Inc. recently announced the new 32GB memory option for the FASTCAM Mini AX, FASTCAM Mini UX, and FASTCAM Mini WX High Speed Camera Systems. The new memory option is doubled at 32GB; other memory options still available are 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB. Photron’s recently introduced product families are also renowned for their remarkable light sensitivity.

  7. Nüvü Camēras On Its Way To Space
    6/7/2016

    Nüvü Camēras has recently presented its new passive heat dissipation of its controller, CCCP (CCD Controller for Counting Photons). The cooling innovation dissipates emitted heat without the use of air, an essential requirement when air is absent from the environment or when access to air circulation is limited. This innovation is critical in order for CCCP to be integrated as an enhanced imaging solution in future space missions.

  8. New Low Pricing For Iridian High-Performance LaseReflect Aviator LRG13 Glasses
    3/11/2016

    Iridian is now able to offer its high performance LaseReflect® Aviator LRG13 glasses for a new low price as a result of ongoing technology development and improvement to out production processes.

  9. UTC Aerospace Systems Introduces High Resolution Snapshot SWIR Camera
    8/7/2012

    UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., will introduce its next generation Sensors Unlimited shortwave infrared (SWIR) digital video camera at AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America Exhibition, Aug. 6 to 9, in Las Vegas, Nev.

  10. Basler 'Aviator' GigE Cameras Start Series Production
    4/28/2011
    Basler has started series production of aviator area scan camera models with a GigE interface.