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EUROPEAN AIR SERVICES OPERATES THE MOST ADVANCED MIXED REALITY F-16 SIMULATOR
Monday, November 29, 2021
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PRAGUE and LAS VEGAS -- VRgineers delivered European Air Services (EAS) the game-changing mixed reality simulator, which is combined from the latest version of F-16 BLOCK 70 physical cockpit and the XTAL headset. European Air Services, one of the leading players in the European market for pilot training, purchased the simulator as part of its initiative to keep its Air Force up to date with the latest technological advancements, operate a multi-role fighter to fulfill its missions, and support NATO membership. As physical pilot training gets more expensive, this new kind of training platform shortens training time and increases efficiency.

A partnership was formed between VRgineers, Lockheed Martin, and VAE Controls to create the next generation of pilot trainers. The key element in this collaboration was the XTAL headset from VRgineers. The flagship product, a virtual and mixed reality headset with the highest fidelity, 8K resolution, and market-leading 180° field of view available, offers VRgineers a unique advantage in their Synthetic Training Environment (STE) solution. This unparalleled image quality and superior immersion increases situational awareness and eliminates negative training. The whole simulator is built on a raised platform that provides a sense of g-force and uses Polhemus Viper tracking from a real F-16 which brings a realistic and immersive environment.

Lukáš Rácz, Flight Simulator Operation Manager, Slovak Training Academy has commented:

Training in a mixed reality simulator gives me a realistic training experience comparable to flying in a real plane. Using an F-16 simulator, I can rehearse tactical operations, which would otherwise be impossible to prepare for in the real world except for in a simulated environment. The EAS VRgineers F-16 simulator feels incredibly natural. I was able to fully operate the cockpit with my hands and train in any scenario I could imagine. I am sure that these simulators will change the future of pilot training.

In reaction to this purchase, VRgineers CEO and founder Marek Polcák has commented:

On behalf of VRgineers, we are very proud that we could work with European Air Services and Lockheed Martin on the creation of a new type of F-16 Block 70 mixed reality trainer. This simulator is unique from multiple standpoints. It is the first simulator of its kind in the world, combining wide field of view with a fully functioning cockpit replica that the pilot can interact with. The XTAL headset is cornerstone of this solution offering a market leading 180° field of view and 8K resolution. This unique combination provides a latency free training experience and eliminates negative training.

Jozef Dzuruš, CEO of European Air Services remarked:

Our company provides aviation training for pilots and maintainers. Our company is the only civilian operator of U.S. Blackhawk helicopters in Europe. Our fleet has 24 helicopters which allows us to provide a comprehensive training program. Based on our successful rotary-wing training, we have begun to develop advanced training for fixed-wing pilots. We decided to cooperate with VRgineers to develop the most advanced simulator for the F-16 platform. It is the first simulator in the world which combines a physical cockpit with mixed reality technology. While we were developing the simulator, we intended that this unique technology would be used as part of training programs for F-16 military pilots across European countries.

Source:  VRgineers
Associated URL: vrengineers.com

 
COMMUNICATIONS & POWER INDUSTRIES COMPLETES ESSCO ACQUISITION FROM L3HARRIS
Monday, November 29, 2021
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ESSCO radome being installed as part of an antenna system

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ESSCO radome being installed as part of an antenna system

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Communications & Power Industries (LLC) has completed the previously announced acquisition of L3 ESSCO, Inc. (ESSCO) from an affiliate of L3Harris Technologies. ESSCO manufactures metal space frame ground radomes, as well as specialty radomes and composite structures, primarily for government and defense customers.

ESSCO will join CPI's existing radome business, CPI Radant Technologies Division, as part of CPI's Satcom & Antenna Technologies business unit. The acquisition combines ESSCO's expertise in large, sophisticated radio-frequency (RF) ground structures and advanced alternative materials with CPI's proficiency in airborne and shipboard radomes using high-performance, low-loss composite materials. The acquisition will enable CPI to offer its customers a comprehensive portfolio of ground-based, airborne and shipboard radomes that range in size from two inches to 61 meters in diameter and support a wide variety of defense and communications applications.

Following the acquisition, the ESSCO operations will continue in the current facilities in Ayer, Massachusetts. ESSCO's executive management will remain in place and will report to Tim Smith, president of CPI Radant Technologies Division.

Source:  www.cpii.com

 
ROSTEC DSIGNS A SELF-DESTRUCTING FLASH DRIVE
Thursday, November 25, 2021
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Flash drive data destroyed with no possibility of recovery

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MOSCOW -- Technodinamika Holding of Rostec State Corporation has designed a flash drive that wipes out information by the push of a button. In contrast to the existing alternatives, the device is safe for the user, because the integrity of the casing is not compromised by the electric detonator engaged, and the data stored on the flash drive is destroyed without any possibility of recovery.

In a new solution, the memory chip, power and control elements are housed in a single casing. If it is necessary to erase information from the flash drive, the user presses a button on the side of the device. The built-in power supply activates an electric detonator, which burns through the printed circuit board with a shaped-charge jet. The integrity of the housing is not compromised, ensuring the safety of the user.

"Data security requires special attention in the modern digital world. We have created a new device that can reliably protect information from unauthorized access: the impossibility of data recovery has been confirmed by experts. In the future, we will have to test the device for security during long-term storage, for resistance to mechanical and climatic factors, as well as to work out different variants of the case design," said Igor Nasenkov, General Director of Technodinamika Holding.

Self-destructing information storage device was developed at the initiative of JSC "SPE ‘Krasnoznamenets’" The storage capacity and the design of the flash drive are custom, depending on the customer's preferences.

This device could potentially be interesting for government agencies, as well as companies that work with sensitive information.

Source:  Rostec
Associated URL: rostec.ru

 

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