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Ultra Electronics installs hull mounted sonar on HMS Portland

Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Portland has been fitted with a ‘next generation’ Hull Mounted Sonar Type 2150 (pictured) from Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems, as part of a wider refit to the Royal Navy’s frigates.

The new sonar, which replaces the legacy Sonar Type 2050 that has been in Royal Navy service since the 1990s, incorporates ...
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09/04/2020 Coronavirus: Generator offer Temporary power supplier Aggreko has offered the UK government up to 1,300 ... » Read More

08/04/2020 Coronavirus: Hospital support Engineering, management and development consultancy Mott MacDonald has ... » Read More

08/04/2020 Anniversary for partnership Rockwood Composites has marked the 10th anniversary of its partnership ... » Read More
07/04/2020 New factory for EMS Mechatronics supplier Electro Mechanical Systems (EMS) has announced the ... » Read More

07/04/2020 Coronavirus: ABB support As businesses are being directed to limit site work due to the on-going ... » Read More

06/04/2020 Coronavirus: safety statement In light of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, the Health and Safety ... » Read More

Looking through the training window

Companies across industry are starting to introduce virtual reality and augmented reality training into the workplace. This is providing operators and engineers with the opportunity to hone their skills and learn relevant safety protocols in a safe, digital environment

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are forecast to add £62.5 ...
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06/04/2020 Sight sensing Motion amplification is a powerful technique for visualising vibration and other motion in mechanical systems, which can lead to rapid diagnosis of potential problems » Read More

30/03/2020 The cobots have landed The UK has been lagging behind much of Europe when it comes to embracing collaborative robot (cobot) technology. But that is rapidly changing as the productivity gains such investment can bring become clear » Read More

30/03/2020 Handy advice Irritant contact dermatitis is an eczema that can be triggered by a range of substances used across industry. This article focuses on employee hands and looks at what measures can be put in place to prevent it » Read More
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