NEWS

S-PLANE Exhibiting at AAD 2018

S-PLANE will be exhibiting at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Expo from 19 to 23 September 2018. In collaboration with S-PLANE’s clients and end-users, 680 square meters of exhibition space was obtained to showcase proven airborne ISR systems created with S-PLANE’s Solutions. S-PLANE will also be performing live demonstrations in the form of active Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulations (HILS) of its versatile and certification-ready Flight Automation, Communication, Ground Control and Simulation Solutions. S-PLANE’s rugged and proven xSERIES and nxSERIES Flight Control Units (FCUs) will be on display. Visit us at AAD 2018 at stands 7ON1 and 7ON2.

S-PLANE partners with Indra and Gaerum

Indra and Gaerum have selected S-PLANE Automation as the Automation, Simulation, Ground Control and Communication solutions provider for the TARGUS Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) programme. The TARGUS OPV is based on the MRI version of the Tecnam P2006T aircraft, fitted with a Seaspray 5000E radar, a high resolution EO/IR payload and maritime AIS. This advanced programme forms part Civil UAVs Initiative investment by the regional government (Xunta) of Galicia in Spain and private financiers. The activity is taking place at the Centre of Airborne Research (CIAR) established by the regional government and the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) in Lugo, Spain.

S-PLANE Doubles Engineering Facility

S-PLANE Automation doubled its engineering facility to accommodate it’s fast growing engineering team and to expand its R&D, Assembly and Integration areas. S-PLANE occupied the facility from 1 May 2018. The building is a next-door mirror image of S-PLANE’s established engineering facility in South Africa. This expansion was essential to support S-PLANE’s large growth in market share and to accommodate the growing number of exceptional engineering staff joining S-PLANE. The new Assembly and Integration areas for certified aerospace equipment will further support S-PLANE’s clients developing state-of-the-art certification-ready manned, unmanned and optionally piloted ISR aircraft systems.

S-PLANE at DSA Malaysia

Visit S-PLANE Automation at DSA in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 16 to 19 April 2018.

S-PLANE will be exhibiting as part of the South African National Pavilion at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition and Conference. Senior representatives will be able to provide more information on S-PLANE’s Automation, Simulation, Communication and Ground Control Solutions and will showcase products such as the xKIT, xSERIES and nxSERIES avionics.

S-PLANE and Satcom Direct Join Forces

Today, S-PLANE announced that it became an official resale partner for Satcom Direct satellite data services. This allows S-PLANE to provide complete Communication Solutions to its customers, including affordable satellite data.

With this development, customers are able to source their SATCOM equipment and data services from S-PLANE without compromising on quality and cost. S-PLANE is able to take responsibility for the complete chain of satellite link connectivity components, thereby providing a single point of contact for integration, operational and maintenance support to customers that make use of our SATCOM Solutions.

TRACKER 100+ Successfully Demonstrated

S-PLANE Automation demonstrated the ability of its TRACKER 100+ to provide seamless LOS communication over distances of more than 200km.

The TRACKER 100+ is an automated antenna tracker for a combination of UHF, S-band and C-band links. The unit is self-calibrating and features the ability to switch between directional and omni-directional antenna pairs for its various integrated links to optimise Signal to Noise Ratios (S/N) at various communication ranges. Its harmonic drive gearbox allows industry leading tracking accuracy without measurable backlash in harsh environmental conditions with the TRACKER 100+ mounted on tripods or masts.