Insights

View the latest insights from KDC Projects on industry trends, news and expertise.

  • January 31st, 2022

    Backed by deep domain technical expertise, established methodologies, and technology application, we aspire to drive innovation in the solutions we provide for customers in their research and technology, product development and sustaining programmes.

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  • October 21st, 2021

    Considering our reliance on satellites, it is no surprise that companies look for ways to make them more adaptable and cost-effective. Airbus’ latest contribution, OneSat, is a shift towards such a mission statement.

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  • September 9th, 2021

    Now that commercial aerospace appears to be getting back to normal, we will hopefully see a gradual increase in the number of available jobs. Of course, it is a difficult time for any graduate workers entering employment, but especially so for graduate engineers.

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  • September 1st, 2021

    Ariane 6 is ArianeGroup’s new launch vehicle that offers significant improvements over its predecessor, Ariane 5. It follows the shift of other launcher companies towards flexible, modular payloads, which we will likely see become the norm in coming years.

    To recognise the flexibility Ariane 6 will provide, we must understand how it differs from the current launch technology.

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  • July 27th, 2021

    Although the Prime Minister only announced the new Type 32 Frigate in late 2020, we have some vague clues about what it will do. He announced in the same speech that it has not yet begun the concept phase but will promise to shepherd in a new phase for the Royal Navy.

    So, what is the Type 32 Frigate, and how will it fit into the wider naval strategy?

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  • May 11th, 2021

    It might be hard to conceive of a time when safety was not an important industry trend, but we do not have to look that far back. As modern systems become more complicated, the importance of safety engineering will only increase.

    But how do we specifically define safety engineering, and how has it changed throughout its existence?

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  • April 13th, 2021

    Air-to-air refuelling presents many advantages for aircraft, particularly in a military context. It allows military aircraft to carry greater payloads, fly greater distances, and even have a shorter take-off distance.

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  • March 22nd, 2021

    As we highlighted in a recent post, the government plans to introduce changes to current IR35 legislation. While businesses have one financial year to adjust to these new rules, we at KDC have taken a proactive approach.

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  • March 9th, 2021

    While IR35 is not a new piece of legislation, the UK government recently announced important reforms that change how many of us will interact with it.

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  • February 24th, 2021

    The last 12 months have had a massive impact on the working world. Much to the surprise of many, it is proven a large portion of the population can work from home with minimal impact on productivity.

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  • February 10th, 2021

    In February 2019, Cobham Aerospace Connectivity won a NATO contract to supply Electronic Warfare (EW) pods for its warfare training program.

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