Inmarsat | September 29, 2022
Inmarsat today announced a new technology partnership with Teledyne Controls, a leading manufacturer and innovator of aircraft data management solutions, to enhance and support airlines’ digital operations across Europe as part of the ground-breaking Iris air traffic modernisation programme.The partnership will see the integration of Inmarsat’s SB-S platform, powered by its global ELERA satellite network, with Teledyne’s Aircraft Interface Device (AID+)-enabled GroundLink Comm+ communication system and third-party Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) software, currently installed on over 14,000 aircraft with 200 airlines. Combining Inmarsat and Teledyne’s innovations into one comprehensive, end-to-end solution will help bring real-time IP connectivity to aircraft across Europe. This partnership means more airlines can reap the benefits – from reduced delays, fuel savings and reduced carbon emissions, to better situational awareness for pilots – achieving greater return on investment (ROI), which is critical as the aviation industry looks to continue its recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Inmarsat is excited to partner with Teledyne to optimise our airline customers’ operations even further through next-level innovation. For airlines, the combination of technologies across a wider choice of airframes through retrofit, will enable more accurate flight tracking and a reduced environmental impact, while passengers will benefit from fewer delays and shorter flight times. All of this means Inmarsat’s customers can get a great return on investment on their technologies, bolstering their bottom line.”
Joel Klooster, Senior Vice President of Aircraft Operations and Safety at Inmarsat Aviation
Teledyne Controls’ technologies offer advanced capability in automatic data exchange, accelerating data transfers between airborne systems, ground-based equipment, and the cloud – as well as transferring critical data while in-flight. This includes continuously sending avionics data to support flight data monitoring and aircraft tracking, offering operators consistent, near real-time updates on selected data. In addition, Inmarsat and Teledyne will integrate and test with commercial ‘off-the-shelf’ EFB applications from a variety of third-party partners. Demonstrating applications collaboratively, such as real-time multi-source meteorology, System Wide Information Management (SWIM), flight profile optimisation, and electronic document management for crew, will validate further the commercial advantage of connected aircraft to airlines. Jim Jackson, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Teledyne Controls, said, “By leveraging Inmarsat’s ELERA network and SB-S platform through this partnership, we are able to extend our capabilities and the innovations they bring to customers even further. Our combined technologies will promote sustainability for the airlines through optimisation with real-time data to the flight deck and the ground. Now more than ever, we want airlines to be able to reap the rewards of their investment in technologies, and we are thrilled to be working with Inmarsat to deliver this for our customers.”
Inmarsat delivers world leading, innovative, advanced and exceptionally reliable global, mobile communications across the world – in the air, at sea and on land - that are enabling a new generation of commercial, government and mission-critical services. Inmarsat is powering the digitalisation of the maritime industry, making operations more efficient and safer than ever before. It is driving a new era of inflight passenger services for aviation, while ensuring that aircraft can fly with maximum efficiency and safety. Furthermore, Inmarsat is enabling the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enabling the next wave of world-changing technologies that will underpin the connected society and help build a sustainable future. And now Inmarsat is developing the first-of-its-kind, multi-dimensional communications network of the future, ORCHESTRA.
ABOUT TELEDYNE CONTROLS
Headquartered in Southern California, Teledyne Controls LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY). Teledyne Controls is a leading manufacturer and innovator of a wide range of data management solutions designed to help aircraft operators collect, distribute, and analyze aircraft data more efficiently. Teledyne Controls maintains worldwide facilities and a global network of field representatives to support its many airline, airframe, and military customers.
DEFENSE AND SPACE
AEROVIRONMENT | August 20, 2022
AeroVironment, Inc. a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, today announced it received an Other Transaction Agreement award by the United States Army on Aug. 18, 2022 for Increment 1 of the Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS) program. The contract encompasses the purchase, testing and delivery of one JUMP® 20 medium unmanned aircraft system (MUAS) to a selected Army Brigade Combat Team (BCT) and associated services, training and support.
“With Increment 1 of the FTUAS program, the Army will be testing and fielding the JUMP 20 on an accelerated schedule as they seek a replacement for the RQ-7B Shadow UAS currently fielded in Brigade Combat Teams,. “The combat-proven JUMP 20 is a rapidly deployable, runway independent, vertical takeoff and landing solution for the Army. Its ability to be deployed, operated and sustained from anywhere is a game-changer in theater and in situations where the enemy has invaded or destroyed infrastructure.”
Gorik Hossepian, AeroVironment vice president and product line general manager for MUAS
The AeroVironment JUMP 20 is the first fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) to be deployed extensively in support of U.S. military forces. Ideal for multi-mission operations, JUMP 20 delivers 14+ hours of endurance, a standard operational range of 115 miles (185 kilometers) and is runway independent. The system can be set up and operational in less than 60 minutes without the need for launch or recovery equipment and has a useable payload capacity of up to 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms). The JUMP 20 also features a common autopilot and ground control system architecture providing a highly customizable, modular platform that can be custom configured to meet operational or customer requirements.
ABOUT AEROVIRONMENT UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SOLUTIONS
AeroVironment’s portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems includes small footprint, runway-independent unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). These solutions offer increased, multi-mission capabilities with the option of selecting the appropriate aircraft and payload based on the type of mission to be performed. These capabilities have the potential to provide significant force protection and force multiplication benefits to small tactical units and security personnel, as well as greater safety, scalability and cost savings to commercial operators. AeroVironment provides turnkey intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and support services worldwide to ensure a consistently high level of mission success. AeroVironment has delivered tens of thousands of new and replacement unmanned air vehicles to customers within the United States and to more than 50 allied governments. For more information, visit www.avinc.com/uas.
ABOUT AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides technology solutions at the intersection of robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity that deliver more actionable intelligence so you can Proceed with Certainty. Headquartered in Virginia, AeroVironment is a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems and serves defense, government and commercial customers. For more information, visit www.avinc.com.
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AEROSPACE, DEFENSE, AND SPACE
Sinequa | September 19, 2022
Enterprise Search leader Sinequa has today announced a new business practice dedicated to the specific needs of public and private agencies serving the US Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry. The company also opened today a new office in Huntsville, Alabama, to allow the team to closely align with organizations and Federal agencies and to tap into the region’s burgeoning technology and partner ecosystem.Located at The Invention to Innovation Center (I2C) on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville, the new office is home to Sinequa’s sales, business development and technical teams serving the aerospace and defense industry. Sinequa’s Bob Lewis will spearhead the company’s A&D business development and expansion of technology services in his new role as Senior Vice President Aerospace & Federal Business Unit. In addition, Sinequa welcomes Colonel David Wallis (U.S. Marine Corps, Ret.) as the new Director of Operations. Wallis brings 27 years of service with the USMC and leadership and IT experience from former positions with Dynetics and AWS to the new position. Sinequa plans to hire additional dedicated talents and further expand operations in the Southeastern part of the U.S. as it continues its expansion in North America.
“Sinequa’s new Aerospace and Federal Defense Business Unit is the first of many strategic growth initiatives we are launching to grow our customer footprint and expand our partner ecosystem, including government contractors and systems integrators,Sinequa‘s leadership team, expansion of resources and the new Huntsville office will allow us to deepen relationships with our existing customers such as NASA and Northrop Grumman, develop new partnerships and continue to collaborate with premier integrators like SAIC, while further advancing intelligent search technology to serve this critical market.”
Alexandre Bilger, CEO of Sinequa.
Huntsville, also known as Rocket City, has the second largest concentration of federal agencies in the United States. It is home to the country’s leading aerospace and defense contractors, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the US Army Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, the FBI, and Cummings Research Park. Organizations like NASA, Airbus, Northrop Grumman, MBDA and other Global 2000 companies rely on Sinequa’s Search Cloud Platform to extract and protect valuable insights from information and reports – including structured and unstructured data across content stores within the organization. Sinequa’s AI-powered search platform, optimized for Microsoft Azure, provides these insights using deep learning, state-of-the-art natural language processing and neural search, and knowledge mining. Sinequa delivers an optimal set of features and capabilities needed to accelerate the building and scaling of any insight application for the most complex and high-value use cases. The platform has been designed from the ground up to respect all security protocols and content access rights without compromise. Sinequa is already well-integrated in the Huntsville community as the company recently joined the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville, is a member of the National Space Club and a member of Cyber Huntsville. Sinequa is also a proud contributor to the Nerdettes, an all-girls, high school robotics team from Huntsville, AL, that has competed as a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team for years.
Sinequa’s Search Cloud brings organizations of all sizes the most complete enterprise search ever. Customers employ Search Cloud to connect all content (both text and data), derive meaning, learn from user interactions, and present information in context. This solves content chaos and informs employees through a single, secure interface. They get the knowledge, expertise, and insights needed to make informed decisions and do more, faster. Sinequa helps these organizations accelerate innovation, reduce rework, foster collaboration, ensure compliance, and increase productivity