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Africa Aerospace And Defence Exhibition (AAD) 2018 - South Africa

Sylvia Caravotas

Africa Aerospace And Defence Exhibition (AAD) 2018 - South Africa

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ONYX Exoskeleton Ready For Army Testing

Sylvia Caravotas

ONYX Exoskeleton Ready For Army Testing

Exoskeleton technologies are increasing as artificial intelligence brings new opportunities to the forefront. These technologies improve soldiers’ endurance, strength, and speed on the battlefield. One such technology is Lockheed Martin’s ONYX, a powered lower-body exoskeleton with dermoskeleton technology (rigid and flexible structures that conform to the body) licensed from B-TEMIA and tracking sensors. Its ability to increase mobility and dramatically reduce fatigue makes it an exciting new product in the defence market. By reducing the effort when walking and climbing, ONYX assists soldiers in going the extra mile while carrying mission-essential equipment.

Written by Elné Potgieter (Intern) for Satovarac Consulting
Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) And Defence Applications

Sylvia Caravotas

Artificial Intelligence (AI) And Defence Applications

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become one of the major disruptors in technology today. It is seen as a key future differentiator in various industries including banking, automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, and most importantly defence and security. It has the ability to outperform humans in tasks such as image and object recognition, voice generation, speech recognition, and decision-making. 

Written by Elné Potgieter (Intern) for Satovarac Consulting
Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin

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Airbus Defence And Space’s New Satellite Offering To Africa

Sylvia Caravotas

Airbus Defence And Space’s New Satellite Offering To Africa

Airbus Defence and Space showcased during their South African Defence Day 2018 held in Pretoria recently, a portfolio of new satellite-based solutions to the South African military and other institutions. Airbus offers a wide range of earth observation satellite capabilities and services that have seen steady growth within the African market.

Written by Elné Potgieter for Satovarac Consulting
Image courtesy of Airbus.

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South African Rail Track Detection Technology

Sylvia Caravotas

South African Rail Track Detection Technology

The Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT), a division of Armscor Defence Institutes, provides research-based technological development and systemic support to the South African Navy. Armscor is the acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence however it has expanded its service offering to include the research and development of technologies that are marketed locally and internationally.

The IMT has evolved to provide services outside of the maritime domain to other South African National Defence Force (SANDF) structures. State-owned defence-related research institutions in South African at times collaborate and are involved in the transfer of technology from military to civilian applications. An example of this is IMT’s Ultrasonic Broken Rail Detector (UBRD), initially developed to detect cracks on submarines by utilizing sensor technology. 

Written by Sylvia Caravotas (Satovarac Consulting) for OIDA. To access the full article please click here.

 

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