Poland sets priority to procure fleet of combat UAVs

Poland´s Defense Ministry has budgeted PLN139 billion (USD37 billion) included for the purchase of combat and reconnaissance drones, the ministry said.

The country´s deputy prime minister and defense minister said acquiring a fleet of combat UAVs is a procurement priority for its military modernization program. Deliveries of the UAVs is scheduled to begin in 2016

The country´s military modernization program covers a period of time from 2013 to 2022.

Northrop Grumman receives DOD Nunn-Perry Award

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received the Nunn-Perry Award from the Department of Defense (DOD) for outstanding achievement in the Mentor-Protégé Program, the company said.

Since 1991, the Department of Defense Mentor-Protege Program has offered assistance to small disadvantaged businesses (proteges) in competing for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering proteges with large companies (mentors) under individual, project-based agreements.

The award was given to the team of Northrop Grumman and Davidson Technologies Inc., a woman-owned small business providing engineering, technical and management solutions for defense, aerospace and commercial customers. The mentor-protégé agreement was signed under the Missile Defense Agency´s Joint National Integration Center Research Development Contract (JRDC).

Northrop Grumman is a global security company providing systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

HEICO subsidiaries supply parts for NASA's Juno spacecraft

HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) has supplied flight hardware designed and manufactured from two of its electronic technologies group subsidiaries NASA´s Juno spacecraft to Jupiter, the company said.

HEICO´s Georgetown, TX-based Sierra Microwave Technology provided the transmit protect electronics for Juno´s telecommunications subsystem. Sierra´s high power X band isolator protected the transmitter, which must switch between several different antennae of varying gain, from damage during Juno´s entry into Jupiter´s orbit. The telecommunications system provides X-band command uplink and engineering telemetry, as well as science data downlink, for the entire post-launch, cruise and Jupiter orbital operations.

The company´s Buc, France-based 3D Plus subsidiary provided 4Gb SRAM memory modules on board Juno, which modules form the heart of the data recorder that will collect the science data and keep them safely on board until the downlink is able to send the data back to earth.

HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in the design, production, servicing and distribution of products and services to niche segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries. HEICO´s customers include airlines and overhaul shops, as well as defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide, in addition to medical, telecommunications and electronics equipment manufacturers.

Mobile network operators vote Beepsend top Tier 1 enterprise SMS messaging provider

Roaming Consulting Company (ROCCO) has issued a report revealing mobile network operators have ranked Beepsend AB as one of the leading Tier 1 A2P SMS vendors of 2016, the company said.

The survey measured 260 mobile network operators (MNOs) perceptions of A2P SMS providers in 188 countries covering over 35 KPIs on performance and leadership. Out of 32 vendors only five made Tier 1 status.

Criteria that helped place Beepsend on top were reliability, trust, global reach, transparency, security, industry expertise and leadership.

Beepsend AB a provider of cloud-based communication services to enterprises and mobile operators worldwide offering application to person (A2P) SMS messaging.

ROCCO is a neutral research, strategy and education company based in the UK. For 3.5 years the company has provided research into roaming and interconnect vendors on behalf of mobile network operators.

JAS Wireless offers wireless security, management plan

JAS Wireless has introduced Perfect Together, a new program that provides IBM´s MaaS360 mobile device management and security, the company said.

The company said that with the new program customers receive IBM´s MaaS360 mobility management and security system with the cost offset by JAS´s ability to reduce monthly wireless charges by an average of 25 to 33 percent.

The IBM MaaS360 is an MDM solution that is Fed Ramp certified and allowed to be used by the Federal government.

The company said the easiest way to penetrate a company network is through wireless devices. Once hackers are inside one phone, the can gain access to the entire computer network. The increase in hacking and invasions of mobile devices has made companies put obtaining top quality security software a priority.

The IBM cloud-based software can be deployed in all company devices, providing security to prevent viruses, including detection and remediation of malware, as well as attacks by hackers and protection from lost or stolen devices with the ability to remotely wipe and lock devices.

US Transportation Secretary proposes US airlines, cities for new scheduled service to Havana

US Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed to select eight US airlines to begin scheduled flights between Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, Orlando, and Tampa and Havana as early as fall 2016, the department said.

The proposal comes nearly one year after the United States and Cuba reestablished diplomatic relations in July 2015.

The US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said restoring service holds potential to reunite Cuban American families and foster education and opportunities for American businesses.

A dozen US airlines have applied for the chance to operate scheduled passenger and cargo service to Havana. Collectively, the airlines applied for nearly 60 flights per day to Havana, exceeding the 20 daily flights made available by arrangement between the two governments. The department´s principal objective in making its proposed selections was to maximize public benefits, including choosing airlines that offered and could maintain the best ongoing service between the US and Havana.

The airlines receiving the tentative awards are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines.

DOT´s proposal allocates nonstop Havana service to areas of substantial Cuban-American population, as well as to important aviation hub cities.

CrowdFunnel, TriPoint collaborate to facilitate investor referrals for crowdfunding platforms

CrowdFunnel, LLC. has collaborated with TriPoint Global Equities LLC, to facilitate crowdfunding investor referrals for TriPoint clients across all verticals, the company said.

CrowdFunnel referrals include both accredited and non-accredited investors, providing platforms and issuers with real-time individual interest specific to their offering categories.

The company said that with the passage of the JOBS Act, Wall Street has the opportunity to connect with investors utilizing technology and social media. CrowdFunnel and its team are developing the electronic reach clients´ needs, which it believes is the future of underwritings.

CrowdFunnel combines proprietary technology with experience in lead acquisition to engage investors in real-time with offerings in both equity and debt verticals.

TriPoint Global Equities, LLC. is a global investment bank focused on assisting fast growing companies. TriPoint focuses on providing US and non-US companies of up to USD500 million in revenue with capital raising, corporate finance advisory services and assistance with navigating the regulatory environment for companies listing on US markets. Tripoint has created BANQ, the online division of TriPoint, an electronic investment banking platform that streamlines the matching of investors with growth companies and alternative investment opportunities.

NASA to host light jet display at Langley research center

NASA´s Langley research center has scheduled the flight of the HondaJet, a new light jet, to fly into Langley´s Hampton, Virginia laboratory on July 12, the center said.

The company said light jets were developed in part with the help of research done more than 10 years ago by NASA´s Advanced General Aviation Transportation Experiments alliance and its follow-on, the Small Aircraft Transportation System project, both led out of NASA Langley. Those public-private partnerships advanced affordable new technologies, operating capabilities and industry standards, design guidelines, and certification for next-generation single pilot, near all-weather light airplanes.

Light jets are a new class of airplane, designed to carry four to seven passengers and be fast, safe, reliable and able to use very small airports.

Honda Aircraft Company, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, contracted with NASA Langley to use one of its transonic wind tunnels during the jet´s research and development phase. Honda used a 1/9th-scale model of the jet for tests in the National Transonic Facility. Honda engineers used the data to assess high-speed flight performance for the HondaJet´s new concept configuration, the over-the-wing engine mount.

The light jet incorporates advanced technologies and concepts that reduce drag and decrease fuel consumption. Those include the engines mounted above the wings, a natural laminar flow wing and a composite fuselage. It also features a NASA Langley innovation–upturned wing tips known as winglets that also help reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency.

Hornblower Niagara delivers broadband Wi-Fi on cruise ships

Hornblower Niagara Cruises, a Canadian tour boat operator in Niagara Falls, has deployed RADWIN´s FiberinMotion mobility solution to provide high-speed wireless connectivity onboard its boats, the company said.

Maresco Telecom Group, a full-service solution provider, was in charge of project design and implementation.

Hornblower Niagra said RADWIN´s wireless mobility solutions have enabled it to establish a secure network for Wi-Fi, security cameras, live streaming and point-of-sale (POS) equipment.

RADWIN is a global sub-6 GHz broadband wireless provider of point-to-multipoint and point-to-point wireless solutions, which are deployed in 170 countries. The solutions power applications including backhaul, broadband access, private network connectivity and video surveillance transmission.

Maresco Telecom Group designs, installs and supports network infrastructure.

World Travel Awards recognizes Aeromexico as Mexico, Central America's leading airline

Aeromexico has received the award as Mexico and Central America´s leading airline at the World Travel Awards Latin America ceremony held in Lima, Peru, the company said.

World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry worldwide, including hotels, airlines, hospitality brands and tourism boards, with more than 10,000 users invited by the organizers to cast their votes.

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries provide commercial aviation services and promote passenger loyalty programs in Mexico. Aeromexico, Mexico´s global airline, operates more than 600 daily flights from Mexico City International Airport. Aeromexico´s fleet of more than 130 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777 and 737 jet airliners and Next Generation Embraer 190, 175, 170 and 145 models. In 2012, the airline said it plans to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 B737 MAX jet airliners and ten B787-9 Dreamliners.