Tag Archives: Airbus

DARPA Taps Telesat for Satcom Tech Evaluation Contract; Don Brown Quoted

Telesat has received a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to assess the capability of commercial satellite constellations in low-Earth orbit to support the Pentagon’s future broadband connectivity requirements and other space-based communication needs. The company said Tuesday it will collaborate with Leidos on the contract awarded through …

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Airbus, Aireon Form Aircraft Surveillance Partnership; Iridium’s Matt Desch Comments

Airbus’ defense and space business has partnered with Iridium Communications’ subsidiary, Aireon, and introduced an airspace analytics platform at the Farnborough Airshow. Aireon said Thursday it will deliver space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data to Airbus’ recently launched analytics tool – AirSense – to facilitate real-time aircraft tracking, streamline airspace utilization and …

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Airbus Launches New Aircraft Readiness Support Services; Stephan Miegel Comments

Airbus‘ defense, space and helicopter businesses have launched a new suite of data analytics services aimed at supporting aircraft operational safety, maintenance and mission availability. The company said Monday its SmartForce services use on-site private data cloud to help operators perform troubleshooting and predictive maintenance on aircraft. SmartForce works with …

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Airbus-OneWeb JV Eyes DARPA’s Low-Earth Orbit Military Satellite Program

France-based Airbus seeks to participate in U.S. military space technology development projects through the establishment of a Florida-based satellite assembly line scheduled to be operational this fall, SpaceNews reported Friday. Airbus’s joint venture with satellite broadband company OneWeb established the facility with the goal to produce at least 900 spacecraft designed to operate …

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CAE Hands Over Super Hercules Fuselage Trainer to Australian Air Force; Ian Bell Comments

Australian’s air force has received a C-130J Fuselage Trainer system CAE built with partners an Airbus Group subsidiary and Lockheed Martin. CAE said Friday it led the design and development of the Super Hercules FuT platform that features simulation software used in other C-130J training programs. Airbus Australian Pacific produced the trainer hardware using two airframes from …

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