Operational innovation to face today and tomorrow threats
by Paolo Valpolini
Innovating is a multi-faceted word that includes numerous aspects; when applied to defence, or more precisely to land defence, this does not change. What influences innovation ranges from scientific research, to technological research, to products development…
Report from MILIPOL 2017
ESDPA journalists offer the latest updates from MILIPOL 2017
Dubai Air Show 2017
by David Oliver
The 2017 Dubai Air Show saw trade visitors to the event up 20 percent over 2015, with more than 1,100 exhibitors and some 79,380 people visiting the event held at Al Maktoum International Airport-DWC. Dubai during the five-day event, $113.8 billion worth of contracts was signed.
BIDEC 2017 Report
by David Oliver
Bahrain’s first Tri-Service exposition covering air, land and sea was held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa and officially supported by the Bahrain Defence Force. The Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) 2017 was held at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre on 16-18 October, hosted 180 exhibiting companies from 39 countries and attracted over 9,000 visitors.
Improving the breed: Embraer EMB-312 Tucano in Colombian fashion
By J.-M. Guhl
With over 660 aircraft produced between 1980 and 1996 (504 by Embraer and 160 by Short Brothers), the EMB-312 or T-27 Tucano is certainly one of the most successful Brazilian military aerospace programmes and one that has contributed to make Embraer famous on the international market. A total of fifteen different air forces, besides the Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB), selected and fielded this turboprop-powered two-seat trainer, many of them still flying very actively this dependable aircraft after two decades and more.