Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) 2016
A DVD is a key event for all those involved in UK Land Forces equipment and support. The well-established two-day event was held on 7 – 8 September at Millbrook Proving Ground jointly sponsored by Army Headquarters and the Defence Equipment & Support (Land Equipment) organisation – the section of the MOD responsible for equipping and supporting the UK’s Armed Forces for current and future operations.
Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod: an 80 years-old young company
By Paolo Valpolini & Joseph Roukoz
In the mid-1930s the tension in Europe was mounting. Having one of the major national armaments factories at a few tens of kilometers from the German border, in Strakonice, was a concern for Czechoslovack authorities. In 1936 it was thus decided to move the production further inland, a green area having been identified in Uherský Brod, a small town 50 km west of Brno.
French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian, inaugurates iXcampus, iXblue’s new technological centre near Paris
By Joseph Roukoz
A high-keyed French independent industrial group, iXblue is recognised worldwide for the design, development and manufacture of high-tech equipment for the areas of navigation , positioning, imaging and oceanographic measurements for both military markets (naval and land defence) for civilian markets (oceanic and space exploration ).
Seen at Farnborough
By Paolo Valpolini
Farnborough 2016 marked the first appearance of Leonardo, the new One Company born from Finmeccanica which new name was announced last May. Prior the FIAS opening Leonardo detailed the evolution of its M-346 from AJT (Advanced Jet Trainer) into FT (Fighter Trainer).
A deluge that flooded exhibition halls, caused power cuts and the cancellation of the flying display hit the first day of Farnborough International Airshow 2016. It was not a good start to the United Kingdom’s aerospace shop window only days after the country voted for Brexit. With its economy under threat, there had been warning’s that the United Kingdom would suffer a backlash with contract delays, and uncertainty about the future but at Farnborough it was very much business as usual.