Communications

USAF rapid deploy system on industry radar

July 30, 2012 0

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon-led teams have submitted rival proposals for a new, transportable air traffic control (ATC) radar system that will enable US Air Force and Air National Guard units to quickly establish tactical military […]

Innovation

SmartRadar revolution for airborne surveillance

July 27, 2012 0

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has developed an airborne ground surveillance radar that, through use of the newest ultra-high-resolution radar technology, can monitor wide areas with stationary targets while at the same […]

Innovation

Cassidian’s ‘passive radar’ remains invisible

July 25, 2012 0

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. In contrast […]

Airspace

Watching The Detectives

July 16, 2012 0

In the event of a volcanic eruption sending ash towards UK airspace during the Olympic Games, new detection technology could give vital, real time information on the actual amounts of ash in the atmosphere. When […]

Airspace

'Sterile' Olympic airspace, RAF on high alert

May 22, 2012 0

News that the military will control much of the UK’s sovereign airspace during the Olympic Games and that fighter jets will be stationed near the capital to respond to threats, will strike many as alarming. […]

Airspace

Tough penalties for Olympics infringers

May 21, 2012 1

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have confirmed the enforcement policy that will be in place to deal with infringements of this summer’s Olympics security airspace restrictions. It said that its policy of not generally […]

NextGen

Cyber experts prepare NextGen info rules

April 12, 2012 0

US cyber-security experts are formulating exactly what information needs to be safeguarded as the nation goes about developing a satellite-based NextGen air traffic management system. Experts convened at NextGen agency, the Joint Planning and Development […]

Communications

On the side of caution

February 27, 2012 0

The RAF’s National Air Operations Centre team explains why aircrews should always monitor 121.5 “Air Europe 123, this is London Centre on 121.5 acknowledge or squawk ident.” A call we have heard all too often. […]