Defence Industry Bulletin, October 2015 (Issue #7)

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Defence Industry Bulletin is a specialist publication designed for professionals in the commercial security and defence sector. It provides the latest market intelligence and industry news covering topics from all corners of the industry with news categorised into Land, Sea, Air and Security sections.

DSEI witnessed a profusion of vehicle unveilings between 12- 15 September in London, including the new Beowulf from BAE Systems, which is likely to be pitched to the UK MoD as its new generation amphibious articulated all-terrain vehicle. Nexter Systems, Supacat, ST Kinetics, and even Jaguar Land Rover also revealed new or updated vehicles at the show. Elsewhere, we have an exclusive interview with Oshkosh following the $6.7bn JLTV contract win and details as BAE Systems debuts its new ‘see-through’ vehicle armour.

France has finally found a buyer for its Mistral-class amphibious assault ships after pulling the plug on its agreement with Russia last year – we’ve got the latest on the deal with Egypt. Defence Industry Bulletin looks at new Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) technology from Atlas Elektronik as the Royal Navy looks to restore its minesweeping capabilities and we provide news from NATO’s anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Mediterranean. We also explore Brazil’s modernisation programme for its Super Lynx helicopters and reveal details of Italy’s requirements for two new fast patrol boats for the Special Forces.

In the Air section, we look at Saab’s pursuit of Gripen sales in India with a new EQ variant as well as examining the recent fortunes of the Typhoon. Other articles include Thales delivering the first NS100 naval radar; new mounts for the CH-47 Chinook; and the prospects for Raytheon’s Sentinel.

In The Briefing Room Georg Mader interviews Mahmood Khalid, Vice- Director at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), about the future for the organisation and the JF-17 ‘Thunder.’ We also talk to Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton (Rtd), who served as Chief of the Air Staff from 2009-2013, about future fighter requirements while the Royal Danish Air Force’s Dr Jean-Michel Ferrieux talks to Defence Industry Bulletin about the development of mobile medical wards for in-flight medevac.