MBDA Germany opened a new simulation and integration centre for air defence systems at its Schrobenhausen site. The centre offers ~4,000 m² of usable space, enabling the integration of large end items such as radar systems, launchers and command posts.
EB, Elektrobit Corp. has introduced the EB Propsim FS8 radio channel emulator for testing the wireless performance of mobile devices and chipsets. The FS8 is a compact MIMO emulator for testing 2G, 3G and 4G LTE technologies.
Saab has signed a MoU regarding a strategic investment in the Indian company Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd. In conjunction the companies have signed a Technical Partnership Agreement.
Cassidian will equip the new Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Finnish Border Guard with its proven TRS-3D naval radar. The STX Shipyard in Rauma, Finland has awarded the company a contract to deliver the radar by mid-2013.
France will undertake operational assessments and trials of the Thales Watchkeeper unmanned air system (UAS) in 2012 and 2013, with a view to cooperating with the UK on Europe’s most advanced tactical UAS system.
Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has developed what is known as ‘passive radar’ that can locate even difficult-to-detect flying objects such as stealth aircraft and that itself is practically undetectable.
Astrium continues to drive the implementation of the European Data Relay System (EDRS). As prime contractor, Astrium Services has contracted the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) to implement and operate major parts of the ground network.