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Gidroaviasalon 2016

By David Oliver Russia’s biannual Gidroaviasalon International Exhibition and Scientific Conference was held at the experimental test base of the Beriev Aviation Company at Gelendzhik on the shores of the Black Sea, from 22 to 25 September 2016. This unique...
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Euronaval 2016 : a good vintage in view

By Jean-Michel Guhl The 25th venue of the French naval exhibition Euronaval, due to be held in Paris-Le Bourget next this 17 to 21 October, is already set to be one of the most exciting ever for the many expected...
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Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) 2016.

By David Oliver 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...
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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....
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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 recognized worldwide for the design, development and manufacture of high-tech equipment for the areas of navigation , positioning, imaging and oceanographic measurements for both mili...
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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...
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Farnborough 2016

David Oliver 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...
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Inauguration of the UAV centre of excellence and DCI’s international academic and aeronautical training centre

French Air Force Academy and Air Base in collaboration with DCI in support. Air Commodore Francis Pollet, commanding officer of the French Air Force Academy and Air Base 701, and Jean-Michel Palagos, Chairman and CEO of Défense Conseil International (DCI),...
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Stéphane Mayer elected as GICAT’s new Chairman

At the Annual General Assembly of 30th June 2016 held at the Ecole Militaire, Stéphane Mayer, CEO of Nexter Systems, was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Groupement des Industries Françaises de Défense et de Sécurité Terrestres et Aéroterrestres (G...
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Eurosatory 2016 – Nexter, KMW: Two brands under a single banner

At Eurosatory 2016, the world’s largest international land defence and security exhibition, Nexter and KMW showcased their product ranges under the joint KNDS banner on just one stand. Customers, delegations, visitors, journalists, service providers and equi...
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