Rockwell Collins to introduce Coalescence™ mixed reality training system at Avalon 2017

Rockwell Collins introducing Coalescence™ mixed reality training system at Avalon 2017

GEELONG, Australia (Feb. 21, 2017) – For the first time in the international defense community, Rockwell Collins will introduce Coalescence™, a mixed reality training system for air, land and maritime domains at Avalon 2017.

Also at the show, Rockwell Collins will:

  • Host a Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) demonstration connecting its booth in Geelong, Australia, with the company’s headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Demonstrate wideband high frequency capability from a ground station to a C-17A aircraft, in coordination with the Royal Australian Air Force.
  • Announce its contract with Thales Australia to integrate the Digital Terminal Control System into the Integral Computing System of the Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicle-Light.

“Our strong relationship with the Australian Air Force is the result of working together to create integrated, connected and joint solutions that keep warfighters and citizens safe,” said Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “We’re bringing these capabilities to light at the Avalon Air Show by demonstrating our latest innovations that map to our customers goals of increasing interoperability and cost sensitivity.”

At the company’s exhibit (Hall 3, Stand F7), experts from Rockwell Collins will be available to discuss and demonstrate key offerings for the following solutions. These include:

  • Coalescence mixed reality system – Mixed reality training for air, land and sea domains
  • Live, Virtual, Constructive training – Comprehensive, interoperable, secure and available today
    • Joint Secure Air combat training System (JSAS)- Next-generation system for secure, tactically relevant operational training featuring certified encryption featuring Multiple Levels of Security that is in production today
  • Virtual Avionics Procedures Trainer – Provides rotary and fixed-wing crews with a training experience that uses the same avionics display information and operational functionality on the ground as in the air
  • TacNet™ Tactical Radio – Vital Link 16 situational awareness communication for small, space-constrained platforms
  • Wearable FireStorm™ integrated targeting system – Enables joint terminal attack controllers (JTAC) and joint fires observers (JFO) to seamlessly integrate with airborne assets. Flexible, wearable solution for ground targeting, air support and call-for-fire missions.
  • Network Tactical Gateway – Integrated joint fires solution that delivers certified variable message format and Link 16 interoperability
  • RealFires™ – an integrated set of capabilities that allows joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) to train for certification, and allows joint fires operators to rehearse missions
  • DAS Optical Assembly on display at the F-35 Expo – multifunction infrared system that provides passive, spherical battlespace awareness for F-35 pilots
  • Wideband High Frequency Communications – Internet protocol, or IP, over wideband high frequency communications for interoperable air, sea and land applications, disaster relief and border protection

GEELONG, Australia (Feb. 21, 2017) – For the first time in the international defense community, Rockwell Collins will introduce Coalescence™, a mixed reality training system for air, land and maritime domains at Avalon 2017.

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Textron Aviation announces multi-year agreement with University of Dubuque


WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 21, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with the University of Dubuque, establishing the university’s commitment to purchase new flight training aircraft solely from Textron Aviation through 2026 to modernize its fleet. As part of the new agreement, Textron Aviation will provide product support, parts and training for the university’s new Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft, which will be equipped with the next-generation Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck.

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Rockwell Collins announces new leadership for its expanding Middle East region

(Left) Bernard Bouillaud, sales director, Middle East, Turkey and North Africa; (Right) Talel Kamel, managing director Middle East, Turkey and North Africa

  • Talel Kamel appointed managing director and Bernard Bouillaud named sales director for the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa
  • Company doubling its regional business development team during 2017

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 19, 2017) – Rockwell Collins today announced it is increasing its local presence in the Middle East region and appointing new leadership.

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Textron Aviation enhances 1Call support for European customers


WICHITA, Kan. (February 20, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has strengthened its 1Call support offering to further meet the unique needs of its European customers. Now with increased capabilities during peak hours in Europe, the 1Call team has enhanced its multi-lingual support for customers who speak English, German, French and Spanish.

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Second Lockheed Martin T-50A Takes Flight in Greenville, South Carolina

Ongoing flight tests highlight established, lowest-risk T-X offering

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) T-50A aircraft are now soaring together in the skies over Greenville, South Carolina. The inaugural Feb. 20 flight of the second production-ready T-50A from Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) operations center in Greenville further demonstrates the company’s established, lowest-risk offering in the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition.

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Discovering Kydd: What’s Your Story?

Discovering Kydd: What’s Your Story?

by BigJules

I recently posted this on Facebook – ‘One of my readers told me: “I stumbled upon Kydd by luck and subsequently devoured the rest in the series in just under 3 weeks.” I’m curious as to how others discovered my Kydd tales…’

The response was overwhelming, with great variety in how readers came across my books, ranging from a hotel library in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, to a gift from a loving American mother to a homesick son in Japan, to a recommendation from an external auditor!

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Lockheed Martin’s Modernized TACMS Missiles Successful in Two New Flight Tests

DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile continued its streak of successful flight tests with two recent flights at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. These tests represent the third and fourth consecutive successful trials of the modernized TACMS.

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Lockheed Martin Challenges Entrepreneurs to Pitch 1,000 Feet Above Austin at South by Southwest

Lockheed Martin’s venture fund seeking next big idea to fuel technology development

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin Ventures, the venture capital arm of Lockheed Martin, in partnership with ClearSky and ARCH Venture Partners, is accepting applications for a first-of-its-kind competition that will have entrepreneurs pitch their business plan in a helicopter in the skies above Austin, Texas. The pitch, at the 2017 South by Southwest festival, is part of Lockheed Martin’s increased focus on investing in emerging companies.

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Leonardo: Pakistan expands its AW139 fleet with new orders


 Additional aircraft for utility and transport purposes with deliveries starting in mid-2017
 AW139 confirmed as preferred choice for a number of military and government customers around the world
 Bestselling helicopter with over 970 aircraft sold to more than 240 customers in over 70 nations, and over 830 of the type in service to date
Rome, 20 February 2017 – Leonardo announced today that the Pakistan Ministry of Defence has placed orders for an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility and transport operations across the nation. Deliveries are expected to start in mid-2017.

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Exechon, LLC Introduces New Robotic Manufacturing System XMini at IDEX 2017

Advanced Manufacturing Tool is ‘Made in the UAE’

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Exechon, LLC, a joint-venture (JV) company comprising Abu Dhabi-based Injaz National, U.S. global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], and Sweden-based Tecgrant AB, introduced its new XMini today at the International Defence Exposition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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