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16 February 2016

Singapore Airshow 2016: US Exhibitor Spotlights

Arista Aviation launches refurbished BLACKHAWK product line on booth R98b. It has purchased UH-60A helicopters from the US government, and is refurbishing them in its MRO facility. Deliveries are planned throughout 2016 and beyond based on strong interest.

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New Generation Ground Support Equipment (GSE), on booth R72 is available for export. This includes the Universal Hydraulic Test Stand (UHTS) for supporting F-16, C130, F-22, F-35, B-1, B-52, C-130, C-5A/B, KC-135E/R, etc.; High Purity Self Generating Nitrogen Servicing Carts (HPSGNSC) capable of producing gaseous nitrogen at a 99.5% purity level @ 5000 psi with high flow of not less than 30 SCFM; A/F27T-12 Hydraulic Component Test Stand or JEHA MK IV is newly designed to perform all functional and operational tests of new generation military/commercial aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic components including actuators and control valves; and Optional Pump and Motor Test Console (P&MTC) to provide additional capability of testing pumps and motors. Hydraulics International has over 40 years of experience producing cutting-edge aircraft ground support equipment (GSE) including Air Driven Liquid Pumps / Gas Boosters / Amplifier Systems, Electric Driven Nitrogen / Oxygen / Mixed Gas Systems, Hydrostatic Test Pumps and Flowmetrics Products.
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At booth Q75, the Marvin Group, which includes the Marvin Engineering Company (MEC) and Marvin Test Solutions (MTS) is showcasing their full line of alternate mission equipment and innovative test solutions. MEC designs, develops and manufactures missile launchers, ejector racks, pylons, and smart weapon products. MTS will be exhibiting their “smart” O-level and I-level aircraft armament test systems for the maintenance and sustainment of military aircraft and associated precision-guided munitions.

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McMurdo is extending its Search and Rescue Ecosystem with the Asian launch of the SARBE CommLink at the Singapore Airshow. SARBE CommLink is a next-generation digital wireless intercom system that can help emergency response/rescue teams accelerate time-to-rescue with innovative features including superior audio quality, long-distance communications range and unique programing capability. This military-grade communications solution is part of rescue operations and has been specifically designed for use in hazardous missions. This can be seen on booth U76.

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Militaries are able to reduce weight, installed unit count and maintenance/logistics overhead with the Curtiss-Wright/Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems Fortress HUMS, showcased on booth R75. The Fortress HUMS combines an ED-112A qualified crash recorder with sophisticated inbuilt HUMS hardware. This innovative solution reduces installed box count by one and utilizes distributed data acquisition architecture for both flight and HUMS data. These changes mean system weight can drop from 70 lb to 13 lb versus current systems. The scalable architecture is easily re-programed with no need to switch anything out. Benefits include logistics and maintenance savings, improved safety and lower SWaP-C.

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Harris, on booth CS22, recently received $66 million in orders to provide a Middle East nation with FALCON III wideband tactical radios and accessories as part of an overall communications modernisation effort. Harris will provide:

  • RF-7800H, a wideband HF tactical radio that delivers expanded data capabilities for long-range, beyond-line-of-sight environments 
  • RF-7850M, for wideband, mobile ad-hoc networking
  • RF-7800V, for expanded narrowband data capabilities
  • RF-5800H, a narrowband HF tactical radio that delivers data and voice capabilities for long-range, beyond-line-of-sight environments

 Furthermore, the company will provide electronic warfare (EW) technology and engineering services for the Advanced Decoy Architecture Project (ADAP). Harris will provide ADAP payloads designed to lure missiles away from their intended targets with advanced electronic techniques. The ADAP payloads are an upgrade to the existing NULKA decoy. Harris also will provide research engineering services to help advance the Navy's capabilities to meet current and future EW mission requirements.

Under the SOF Tactical Communications (STC) programme, Harris will provide its new integrated two-channel, handheld radio that combines communications and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to address the SOF’s unique mission needs. The Harris STC handheld radio can operate in the harshest environments and meets rigorous requirements for small, lightweight, multiband, multifunction, multi-mission tactical radios. It can be upgraded easily and has built-in backward interoperability to communicate over legacy networks.

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Allied Wire & Cable, on booth R100d, a specialty manufacturer and value-added distributor of wire, cable, and tubing, stocks a large inventory of mil-spec items, along with products from many major American manufacturers. Allied Wire is a distributor who is known to have one of the largest mil-spec, shipboard and UL/CSA electrical wire and cable stocking facilities in the world. The company is known for texporting US brands including Alpha, Belden and General Cable.

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Churchill Navigation, a leader in Augmented Reality Mission Management systems, introduces the
ION, high definition digital video recorder. Simultaneously record 2 channels of HD-SDI video, 1 channel of SD video, audio and STANAG 4609 compliant KLV Metadata. The ION offers playback while recording and live streaming of video to tablets, mobile devices, and datalinks. Seen on booth R80.
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Fatigue Technology (FTI) and Wesco Aircraft have partnered to aid MROs and operators’ readiness for Service Bulletin embodiment, it was announced on booth R96. Hundreds of different tools lists have been identified and parts are on the shelf for Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer Service Bulletins and other Cold Expansion requirements. Wesco has increased stock levels in response to the Airbus Sharklet retrofit as well as other recently released bulletins for the A330 and A340 programs.

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CarteNav, a Canada-based mission system software company, exhibits on V67, announces the release of AIMS-ISR with full radar control at Singapore Airshow. Developed through thousands of hours of operational feedback, CarteNav's AIMS software has been proven to increase mission effectiveness for airborne, maritime, and land-based platforms in a wide variety of missions. The powerful software integrates radar control as well as EO/IR cameras and other sensor feeds into an intuitive, flexible, and networked user interface.

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