The European Union (EU) has approved funding for a new volcanic ash detection system for commercial aircraft developed by Israeli-based Elbit Systems and infrared and ultraviolet specialist Nicarnica. The new system was recently approved by the Eurostars program, which supports innovative international projects led by small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that perform their own research and development work. Funding for Eurostars-approved projects comes from 34 nations and the EU; ...

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