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Airbus completes 1,500th target drone

Airbus has completed the 1,500th target drone (Do-DT – direct target) at the Friedrichshafen site, which will soon enter service on behalf of the German Armed Forces. Since 2002, around 40 employees from the Target Systems and Services department have...
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Thales acquires Guavus, one of the pioneers of real-time big data analytics

Guavus is a pioneer in real-time big data processing and analytics Acquisition amount: up to US $215 million Thales uniquely strengthens its high-tech portfolio to support its customers in their digital transformation Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) announces toda...
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Airbus subsidiary Satair Group and VAS Aero Services enter into a new Strategic Cooperation to Meet Growing Demand for Used/Surplus Parts

This new initiative will increase Satair Group and Airbus market presence and participation in the sales and distribution of used serviceable and surplus parts; offering airline customers an affordable source for replacement parts and lower cost of ownership. ...
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19 GRIFFON and 20 JAGUAR vehicles ordered from Nexter, Renault Trucks Defense and Thales by the DGA as part of the SCORPION programme

The French Procurement Agency (DGA) placed the first production order with Nexter, Renault Trucks Defense and Thales for 319 GRIFFON and 20 JAGUAR vehicles as part of the Multi-role Armored Vehicle contract. This contract includes logistic support and the asso...
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The Rotorcraft and Unmanned Systems Asia trade fair 2017 was a success despite some imperfections

Singapore-Joseph Roukoz The Rotorcraft and Unmanned Systems Asia trade fair that opened its doors in April 18-20 at the Changi Exhibition Center next to the Airport of Singapore, was a success for not only its organization but for the presence...
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DCNS is pleased to have been informed by the French Defence Ministry of a contract attribution.

The French Defence Ministry today announced the attribution to DCNS of a contract for the development and construction of five intermediate-size frigates (FTIs) intended for the French Navy. DCNS will propose a French version of its new BELH@RRA® frigate. The...
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SOFINS 2017 : a third venue and a much larger show

By Jean-Michel Guhl Quite exceptionally blessed by a mild and sunny early spring weather, the third edition of SOFINS — or Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar — which now has expanded to a real military show, however remains quite...
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LAAD 2017: Brazilian Defense Minister announces a decrease in defence budgets

By Joseph Roukoz, David Oliver, Jean-Michel Guhl LAAD Defence & Security 2017 which took place at the Riocentre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the largest and most important events of its kind in Latin America. From the outset, it...
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Eurofighter n.500 for the Italian Air Force

On 11 April 2017 Lt. Gen. Gabriele Salvestroni, Logistic Commander of the Italian Air Force received the 500th Eurofighter Typhoon manufactured by the four nations consortium. The ceremony took place at Torino Caselle Leonardo’s Aircraft Division, in Divisio...
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DCNS delivers multi-mission frigate Auvergne, the fourth FREMM for the French Navy

On 11 April in Toulon, DCNS delivered the FREMM multi-mission frigate Auvergne to the French Navy, as stipulated in the contract. This frigate is the fourth of the series ordered by 1OCCAR on behalf of the DGA(French armament procurement agency)....
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