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…

Thales ready for Royal Navy test of its unmanned systems

Thales has announced it will be playing a major role in a large Royal Navy demonstration this month to determine the feasibility of using unmanned systems in a maritime environment. Unmanned Warrior, the largest demonstration of its kind in the…

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…

The Indian Air Force signs up for 36 Rafale

Thales, a member of the Rafale team, alongside Dassault Aviation, welcomes the selection of the Rafale omnirole combat aircraft by the Indian Air Force. The official signing ceremony for the acquisition of 36 Rafale aircraft was held today, September 23rd,…

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…

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….