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  • Australia's new tactics in battle against bushfires


    Australia is evaluating new platforms, surveillance technology and unmanned systems in its ongoing war with bushfires


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  • Australia's new tactics in battle against bushfires


    Australia is evaluating new platforms, surveillance technology and unmanned systems in its ongoing war with bushfires


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  • Australia's new tactics in battle against bushfires

    News | 08 Jun 2011 04:00 | Emma Kelly

    Australia is evaluating new platforms, surveillance technology and unmanned systems in its ongoing war with bushfireshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australias-new-tactics-in-battle-against-bushfires-357522/
  • Vector Aerospace spells out plans for UK's DARA helicopter business

    News | 11 Feb 2008 10:16 | Craig Hoyle

    The UK Ministry of Defence has moved to safeguard the future of its helicopter maintenance, repair and...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Vector-Aerospace-spells-out-plans-for-UKs-DARA-helicopter-business-221410/
  • New equipment on show in model Defender

    News | 22 Feb 2006 00:00

    <P><BR>The latest variant in the long-running Britten-Norman Defender line-of-light surveillance aircraft can be seen in model form on the company’s stand (A534/4).<BR>The Defender 4000e carries a new equipment fit, Selex Sensor &amp; Airborne Systems’ integrated mission sensor suite (IMSS).<BR>The IMSS consists of a belly-mounted Seaspray 7000 radar, Titan multi-sensor turret system and the PALS passive ESM system. The new variant is easily recognised by its reshaped nose with underslung sensor turret.<BR>Integrating the Selex equipment followed earlier discussions with BAE Systems and Avionics, when Britten-Norman decided the IMSS would be suitable as a future sensor fit for the Defender 4000. Internally, the new sensor suite is designed to operate from two workstations.<BR>The trial platform aircraft, which was initially shown at the UK’s Helitech 05 show last year, took less than four months to modify to its new configuration. The Defender 4000e is being promoted as a low-cost marihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-equipment-on-show-in-model-Defender-204957/
  • Defender 4000 delivery gives security boost to Manchester police

    News | 25 Jul 2002 00:00

    <p>Security at this week's Commonwealth Games in Manchester, UK, has been boosted with the delivery of a Britten-Norman Defender 4000 aircraft to the Greater Manchester Police. </p> <p>The £2.5 million ($3.9 million) Defender 4000 is derived from the UK's most successful civil aircraft, the legendary Islander. The Defender 4000, powered by two Rolls-Royce Allison engines, gives operators increased payload, greater endurance and more cabin volume. It has a top speed of 170kt (314km/h). </p> <p>Isle of Wight-based Britten-Norman has found success among law enforcement agencies around the world with the Defender 4000. Its operating costs are a fraction of those of competing rotary wing types and its noise levels significantly lower. </p> <p>The aircraft will be based with Greater Manchester Police's Air Support Unit at Manchester Airport.</p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Defender-4000-delivery-gives-security-boost-to-Manchester-police-152774/
  • GARDA go-ahead

    News | 04 Dec 2001 00:00

    <p>Ireland's police force, the Garda S&iacute;och&aacute;na, has been given the green light by the Irish cabinet for the I£4.3 million ($4.8 million) purchase of a Pratt &amp; Whitney Canada-powered Eurocopter EC135. The aircraft, which joins a Eurocopter AS355 Squirrel and a Britten-Norman Defender 4000 in patrol operations, will be operated by a private company.</p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GARDA-go-ahead-139813/
  • China converts Y-8 for AEW role

    News | 14 Mar 2000 00:00

    <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=4066' /></p> <p>China's navy has completed the conversion of a Shaanxi Y-8 transport for airborne early warning (AEW), with radar supplied by the UK's Racal. It also carried out initial naval exercises with the aircraft. </p> <p>The conversion, a major upgrade in the navy's capabilities, is the culmination of more than four years of work since reports emerged in 1996 that Racal had sold six to eight radars to China for $66 million. </p> <p>Although often referred to as Searchwater, a Racal source says the radar is Skymaster, a Searchwater derivative that maintains its overwater/maritime capability, but improves resolution against targets over land. </p> <p>More reports emerged in mid-1998 that the radar-equipped Y-8 was about to begin testing and initial flight tests took place in November that year. </p> <p>Shaanxi began producing Y-8s - an Antonov An-12 copy - in 1990, although development started in the late 1960s. About 70 Y-8s havehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/China-converts-Y-8-for-AEW-role-63288/