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The second Unmanned Systems Conference and Exhibition was held as part of the first Abu Dhabi Aerospace and Aviation Week. Defence Industry Bulletin took the opportunity to speak with James “Jim” Thompson, General Atomics’ Regional Vice President in charge of international strategic development for the Middle East and North Africa. DIB also spoke to Robert Walker, Director of Strategic Development, on the development of the company’s latest platform, the Predator XP, and on the work being carried out on the Predator B to conform to STANAG 4671 – the NATO Airworthiness Standard for RPA systems - on lightning and bird strike protection, non-destructive testing, and advanced composite and adhesive materials for extreme environments.
Over the past two weeks, Daesh has come under increasing military pressure in its Libyan bases. From 20 April, its fighters were forced to withdraw from the eastern town of Derna after coming under fire from both rival jihadists and the secular Libyan National Army (LNA). The following week, reports then began to emerge of LNA and Misrata militia forces moving in the direction of Sirte, Daesh’s main Libyan stronghold for the past year. Though Daesh has recently been portrayed as expanding in Libya, the country may not be offering as conducive an environment for the group’s growth as media often portray.
Captain (N) Vincenzo Milano, director of the NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence (M&S COE), believes integration of techniques, doctrine and technology are important, but warns that there are dangers in trying to fit everything into the same rule book. Ahead of the event, Defence IQ caught up with him ahead of the Naval Training & Simulation conference to understand the efforts being made at the CoE to enhance the next generation of military operators.
In this article, we outline the cyber security efforts being made by Germany and Austria's energy and nuclear sectors, with insight from Cyber ICS DACH speakers Philipp Irschik (Energie-Control Austria) and Karl Waedt (Areva)...
Moscow's deployment of MiG-31s and Su-34s at its latest, most northerly Arctic base pushes Russia's air intercept envelope over the North Pole and into the North American continent.
Typhoons from RAF from II(AC) Squadron based in Lossiemouth in Scotland deployed on 27 April to Ämari Air Base in Estonia to take part for four months in NATO's Air Policing Mission. They have been joined by US Air Force surveillance planes and F16 fighter jets from Portugal.
The market for Armoured Vehicles continues to be buoyant. There are still large numbers of Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) in service worldwide, with an estimated 67,825 in current inventories, 2,045 of which are in Latin America. This represents 3% of the world fleet. Explore more about the armoured car and infantry fighting vehicles inventories in this region, as well as the current plans to expand, modernise or upgrade, by interacting with our easy-to-use map.
The Latin American defence market remains largely active thanks to continued modernisation requirements and the economic dependence on both local industry and internal security. However, potential for market growth, particularly when it concerns armoured vehicles, is difficult to predict, with some nations seeing contracted budgets (such as Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina) and others upping expenditure (including Mexico and Peru)