Monday, April 24, 2017

K9 gives boost to India-Korea partnerships

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K9 gives boost to India-Korea partnerships

24th April 2017 - 3:18 by Neelam Mathews in Delhi 
K9 gives boost to India-Korea partnerships
Engineering giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and South Korea's Hanwha Techwin signed a contract for co-development and co-production of the K9 Vajra-T 155mm self-propelled howitzer for the Indian Army on 21 April. However, this could be just the start of their relationship.
While the K9 'is a programme for a specific relationship , we have a choice to grow beyond the project,' Jayant Patil, head of defence and aerospace at L&T, said.
For example, the two companies could partner ....more on Shephardmedia.com

Friday, April 14, 2017

Indian restriction highlights carry-on inconsistency


Record Infohide
Publication
Jane's Airport Review
Author
Neelam Mathews, Delhi

Ben Vogel, London
Section
Equipment
Date posted
28-Mar-2017
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked airlines to ban oversized cabin baggage on flights to and from certain "performance-limited" Indian airports.
"Since oversized hand baggage can lead to overloading and create safety hazards, the operator shall ensure that size of the hand baggage is restricted as per the dimensions of the overhead bins or available space under the seats of an aircraft," BS Bhullar, head of the Indian aviation regulator, announced in a safety circular.
........In the absence of a global standard, passengers are encouraged to comply voluntarily with airline hand baggage policy by placing items into a simple metal gauge at check-in or at the boarding gate.
This method is arguably insufficient - so Malaga-based Ie .....more on jane's airports 


Vietnam steering committee addresses cyber


Vietnam steering committee addresses cyber

13 April 2017
  
In a belated response to a major cyber attack in 2016, the Vietnamese government is setting up a national steering committee for aviation cyber security, at the recommendation of the National Civil Aviation Security Committee.
"Vietnam will set up the committee to address incidents related to cyber security," Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc announced in March 2017.
Key international airports serving Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi were hacked in July 2016. In a press statement, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) confirmed ......

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Delivery by UAV takes off in China

Neelam Mathews


April 11, 2017

China
-based e-commerce retailer JD.com has carried out thousands of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery tests in remote rural areas of four provinces since June 2016.
It is also adding 150 UAV stations in Sichuan Province "in the short-to-medium term," a JD.com representative told Jane's  , referring to the plan as an "aspirational goal".
A JD.com delivery UAV, pictured in November 2016 on take-off in Suqian, Jiangsu Province, China.
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A JD.com delivery UAV, pictured in November 2016 on take-off in Suqian, Jiangsu Province, China. (JD.com)
This expansion would enable JD.com - the second largest online retailer in China behind Alibaba - to serve more provinces and villages. "We'd rather not call the facilities 'airports', as some publications have referred to them," the official added.
The UAV infrastructure plan was developed by JDX, the logistics research and development arm of JD.com. JDX focused on innovative solutions to transport items from warehouses to customers in a faster, cheaper, and more efficient way........Read more Subscription based in Janes Airports Review

Friday, April 7, 2017

India approves K9 artillery buy

07th April 2017 - 7:14 by Neelam Mathews in Delhi 
India approves K9 artillery buy
India approved an approximately $650 million procurement of 100 tracked self-propelled howitzers (SPH) of 155mm 52-calibre, with an option for 50 more, on 29 March. More on shephardmedia 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Oman and Egypt turn to US consultancy


Record Infohide
Publication
Jane's Airport Review
Author
Neelam Mathews, New Delhi
Section
Airports
Date posted
29-Mar-2017
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Complex projects in the Middle East and North Africa entailed close support
US-based construction and project consultancy Hill International is tapping into airport opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa, company executives told Jane's  .
Hill has strong domestic experience, with a portfolio including Boston Logan, Los Angeles, Newark Liberty, Phoenix Sky Harbor, and San Francisco international airports, to name but a few.

In the Middle East, Hill is the principal design consultant for the USD5.2 billion expansion and modernisation of Muscat and Salalah international airports in Oman. Passenger traffic in the sultanate is on the increase; figures from Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC) show 14.7% year-on-year growth at Muscat in January 2017 alone, along with an 11% increase in aircraft movements, and a 31% increase in cargo
........Read more Janes Airports Review

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Samtel and Hanwha collaborate on Futuristic technologies

I'm posting this a bit late- But, its better late than never! Cheers.
Neelam
Samtel Avionics, a leading manufacturer of high-technology products for avionics and military applications has announced collaboration with a leading defense electronics company, Hanwha Systems, based in Korea. The new partnership is announced to bring in synergies of both the companies for Guided Missile, EOIR, RADAR, and Laser Guided Bomb (LGB). 
Hanwha Systems, as a defense electronics company has maintained a leading role in advancing the defense capabilities of Korea. The company is capable of providing total solutions for ground, naval and air Command, Control, Communication, Computer & Intelligence (C4I), guided weapon, Electronic Warfare (EW) and future combat systems. Based on technical development capabilities and know-how for radar, optronic, command and fire control system products in the ground systemsdomain, Hanwha has integrated solutions available for its customers. 
Commenting on the collaboration, Puneet Kaura, MD and CEO, Samtel Avionics said, “We are elated to announce this partnership with Hanwha Systems. We look forward to a long term relationship in the field of product development for various new defence technologies in Optronics, Combat Management Systems (CMS), system engineering technology, and sensor-armament. “
 Commenting on the partnership, Chang Si Kweon, CEO, Hanwha Systems said, “India offers humongous opportunities in the defence sector. Hanwha systems is pioneer in various technologies which we have developed indigenously and helped Korean Government. We would like to contribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Make in India. Partnership with Samtel is the first step towards that. We hope that this partnership will help us establish our presence in India.”


About Samtel Avionics:

Samtel Avionics (SA) is a key Indian player in high-technology products for avionics and military applications in both domestic and international markets. SA straddles the entire value chain from design, development, manufacture, testing, qualification, repair & maintenance and obsolescence management of avionics products and equipment for military as well as commercial platforms. The company operates in the domains of Displays, Optronics and Ruggedised Military Electronics. Visit www.samtelavionics.com for details.

About Hanwha Systems:

As a defense electronics company, Hanwha Systems has maintained a leading role in advancing the defense capabilities of Korea since its founding in 1978andbecame a member of Hanwha Group in 2015. Starting from product development and mass production necessary for weapon systems operation, as well as Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and Post Production Support (PPS), Hanwha Systems is capable of providing total solutions for ground, naval and air Command, Control, Communication, Computer & Intelligence (C4I), guided weapon, Electronic Warfare (EW) and future combat systems. We are recognized as a globally competitive totalsolutions provider.
 Based on technical development capabilities and know-how for radar, optronic, command and fire control system products in the ground systemsdomain, we have integrated solutions available for our customers. In the naval systemsdomain, Hanwha Systems is making efforts to further enhance integrated solutions for Combat Management Systems (CMS), system engineering technology, and sensor-armament to take them to the next level. We are also developing Tactical Communication System (TCS)and integrated Command & Control (C2) solutions which are better adapted to future warfare environments as key export items, and we will continue efforts to strengthen R&D capabilities in order to develop high-performance cutting-edge weapon systems.
 In 2016, Hanwha Systems was selected as the developer for theActive Electronically-Scanned Array (AESA) radar for the next-generation Korean fighter (KF-X) along with the mission computer and LargeArea Display (LAD), proving our dominant position in the market.