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   ** CHANAKYA 52nd YEAR ** INDIAN AIR FORCE DAY SPECIAL ISSUE: OCTOBER 2021 ** EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF ** MEDIA PARTNER DSEI 2021 LONDON DEFENCE SHOW REPORT & AUSA 2021 SHOW PREVIEW **         INDIA’s Leading & Oldest DEFENCE & Aerospace Magazine - 52nd Year in Defence Publishing: 47th Year of Monthly Publication       

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Navantia S-81 Submarine Launch Ceremony

On 22nd April 2021, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen, Her Royal Highness the Princess of Asturias and Her Royal Highness Infanta Sofia presided over the Launching Ceremony of S-81, the first Submarine of S-80 Class, in Navantia Shipyard in Cartagena (Murcia, Spain).

His Majesty King Felipe VI Presided the Navantia Launching Ceremony of the first S-80 Submarine for the Spanish Navy - the S-81 'Isaac Peral'
The S-81, which will be named 'Isaac Peral', is the first Submarine designed and built in Spain by
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IAF's Dassault Rafale Fighters

A third batch of three Rafale Fighter Jets landed in India on 27th January 2021 evening after flying non-stop from France, in a further boost to the strike capability of the Indian Air Force when India and China are engaged in a bitter border stand-off in Eastern Ladakh. With the arrival of the new batch, the number of the Rafale Fighters with the IAF in India has increased to 11.

Three More Rafale Jets Arrive in India from France
With the arrival of the new batch of 3 Rafales, the number of the Rafale Fighters with the IAF in I
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INTERVIEW: William L. Blair, Vice President & Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India

At Aero India 2021, Lockheed Martin presents the C-130J Super Hercules, of which IAF operates a fleet, with one of them achieving the daunting feat of landing at the world’s highest landing strip. The Lockheed Martin F-21 Fighter Jet, an equally impressive Multi-Mission Platform, for which Lockheed Martin offers future potential production in India in Partnership with Tata; and its’ Sikorsky Helicopters the MH-60R, S-92, CH-53K & S-76; the Javelin - the world’s most versatile Precision Weapon System, and the INDAGO Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

“Committed to Strategic & Long-Term International Defence Partnerships”
The MH-60R Romeo SEAHAWK Helicopter is one of the world’s most advanced Maritime Helicopters for AS
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AIRBUS INDIA

Airbus with its long-standing relationship with the Indian Aerospace and Defence Sector, will have a significant presence at Aero India.

Transforming India’s Defence and Aerospace Capabilities
Transforming India’s Defence and Aerospace Capabilities: by Rémi Maillard, President & Manag
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DASSAULT SYSTEMES AT AERO INDIA 2021

Dassault Systemes stands committed to help the industry with advanced 3D design and engineering solutions powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.

Digitalization to Realize a thriving Aerospace, Defence and Space Ecosystem
As the leader in the sector for over three decades, Dassault Systèmes works with companies of every
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Raytheon Technologies Corporation (RTX)

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an Aerospace and Defence Company that provides Advanced Systems and Services for Commercial, Military and Government customers worldwide. With four Industry-Leading Businesses - Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, and Raytheon Missiles & Defense - the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in Avionics, Cyber Security, Directed Energy, Electric Propulsion, Hypersonics, and Quantum Physics.

Raytheon Technologies Corporation: Creates Future of Aerospace & Defence
The merger of Raytheon and United Technologies combined two companies with distinctive legacies in
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INTERVIEW: BORIS SOLOMIAC, GENERAL DELEGATE, MBDA INDIA

Chanakya features this Interview with BORIS SOLOMIAC, General Delegate, MBDA India, who articulates on MBDA’s Range of Missiles for the IAF’s Rafale Fighter; Brimstone Dual-Seeker Missile; MICA IR & RF Missiles for the Upgraded Mirage 2000s of the IAF; MANPADS Missile System offered for VSHORAD & Mistral ATAM for the ALH Rudra WSI & LCHs; ASRAAM for the Jaguar Fighter Upgrade, Naval Missiles and on L&T MBDA Missile Systems Joint Venture established in India.

“Highly Potent Set of Weapons from MBDA that are Unrivalled”
With above 90 Armed Forces customers in the world, MBDA is a World Leader in Missiles and Missile S
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DR. SUDHIR MISHRA, CEO & MD, BRAHMOS AEROSPACE

In this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW to Chanakya, DR. SUDHIR MISHRA, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BrahMos Aerospace, said that they are developing "90-Degree Steep Dive & Surround Attack Capability," a "Carrier-Killer" Weapon. He articulated on the success achieved by various BRAHMOS Variants’ proven capabilities, including the Block-III LACM. On future plans, he elaborated on the Hypersonic BRAHMOS-II(K) Weapon with speeds between Mach 5-7 and the BRAHMOS NG Variant, on the BRAHMOS-A tests of the Airborne Cruise Missile for the IAF’s Su-30MKI Fighter, and on the BrahMos ‘Make-in-India’ initiatives.

“We have been Actively Pursuing the Hypersonic BRAHMOS-II(K)”
BrahMos Aerospace, the Indo-Russian Joint Venture is capable to fulfil any export requirements, if
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INTERVIEW: Emmanuel De Roquefeuil, VP & Country Director, Thales in India

Thales offices and sites are spread across several cities in India, having hundreds of employees working with Thales and its Joint Ventures in India. Thales has been playing an essential role in India’s growth story by sharing its technologies and expertise in Defence, Transport & Aerospace markets. Thales' strategy supports 'Make-in-India' Policy and aids the development of the Defence Industrial Base in the country, evident from it’s association with HAL, BEL, BDL, Samtel and L&T Technology Services.

“SPECTRA Electronic Warfare System Boosts Survivability”
EMMANUEL DE ROQUEFEUIL, VP & COUNTRY DIRECTOR, THALES in India, in this Interview to Chanakya, cove
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: R. MADHAVAN, CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR, HAL

 In an Exclusive Interview to Chanakya, R. MADHAVAN, Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Updates us on most projects that HAL is currently undertaking like LCA Tejas, Mirage 2000 Upgrade Project, Jaguar Darin-III Upgrade, HTT-40 BTA, IJT, LCH, LUH, Ka-226T, ALH Dhruv, etc.

“HAL is Geared Up to Take Production of 83 LCA Order”
One of the largest Aeronautics Companies in Asia, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is involved in m
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INTERVIEW: ANANDI RAMALINGAM, DIRECTOR MARKETING, BEL

Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) is the leading Defence Electronics Company in India with several Hi-Tech Capabilities including Missile Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, Avionics Systems, Communication Systems, Electro-Optics Systems, Radars, C4I Systems/Solutions, Sonar, Gun Upgrades, Shelters, etc.

“Government Approved the Export of Indigenous Akash Missile System”
Chanakya Interviewed ANANDI RAMALINGAM, DIRECTOR MARKETING, BEL, on it’s Orders, New Products, Expo
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Safran Aircraft Engines

Safran Aircraft Engines is one of the world's leading Aircraft and Rocket Engine Manufacturers, Safran designs, develops, produces and sells, alone or in Partnership, Engines for Civil and Military Aircraft, Launch Vehicles and Satellites. Safran Aircraft Engines also power some 20 types of Military Aircraft in 30 countries.

Safran Military Engines M88
Safran Military Engines for Rafale & Mirage 2000 Fighters have become global benchmarks. Safran als
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THALES INDIA

Backed by its strong presence in diverse verticals like Defence, Aerospace, Transportation and Digital Identity and Security, Thales has been an unwavering partner to India's ambitious plans and growth storyby sharing its niche technologies and expertise.

Thales: A Steadfast Partner to India's Growth Story
As India marches towards its goal of 'Atmanirbharta' or Self-Reliance, it opens up immense opportun
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MBDA MISSILE SYSTEMS

MBDA is not new to Partnership with the Indian Armed Forces and Indian industry, indeed it has been delivering battle-winning capabilities to the Indian Air Force and collaborating with Indian industry for over 50 years.

MBDA Shows Make In India Commitments and Rafale Weaponry at Aero India 2021
MBDA, the maker of the Rafale's game-changing weaponry, is showcasing its Make in India commitments
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RAFAEL

Rafael is a world-leading Developer & Manufacturer of Advanced Weapon Systems, providing forefront Technological Solutions that address the Defensive and Offensive requirements of the Modern Battlefield. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has been supporting the Indian Defence Forces with State-of-the-Art Systems, during which Rafael has stood by India to supply systems at short notice in operational contingencies, including Air-to-Air, Air Defence, ATGMs, Targeting & Reconnaissance Pods, SDR Communication, etc.

RAFAEL ADVANCED DEFENSE SYSTEMS
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. Designs, Develops, Manufactures and Supplies a wide range of H
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AERO INDIA 2021 AIR SHOW PREVIEW

Aero India 2021, the 13th International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition & Air Show, is being organised by the Ministry of Defence from 3rd to 5th February 2021 at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, with above 540 Aerospace, Aviation & Defence companies/organisations showcasing their products, including Platforms, Weapons, Equipment & Systems, Components, etc. A Special Preview:

AERO INDIA 2021 AIR SHOW PREVIEW
Aero India 2021, the 13th International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition & Air Show, is being organ
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IDEX 2021 SHOW PREVIEW

Global Defence majors compete for deals worth Billions of Dollars at the Middle East’s largest Military Expo, the Tri-Services International Defence Exhibition and Conference - 15th IDEX 2021, which will be held from 21st to 25th February 2021 at Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event features above 1,300 companies including several world leaders.

IDEX 2021 TRI-SERVICES DEFENCE SHOW PREVIEW
Global Defence majors compete for deals worth Billions of Dollars at the Middle East’s largest Mili
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Indian Navy’s Vagir 5th Scorpene Submarine Launched at MDL

On November 12th 2020, INS Vagir was launched by Smt Vijaya Shripad Naik, wife of Shripad Naik, Raksha Rajya Mantri. INS Vagir is the fifth P-75 Scorpene Submarine entirely built by the Indian Shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL)

Launching of Vagir, the Fifth Indian Kalvari-Class Submarine with Scorpene Design, Entirely Made in India
Making its underwater defence stronger, Indian Navy launched the fifth Kalvari-Class Scorpene Subma
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NAVANTIA S-80 PLUS SUBMARINE

Spain’s Navantia Shipyard in Cartagena has successfully carried out the Power-Up activity tests on the S-81 "Isaac Peral" Submarine. The S-81 is the first of four S-80P Class Submarines under construction for the Spanish Navy by Navantia. This is a relevant safety-related commissioning milestone for Navantia prior to the Submarine’s delivery.

Navantia Passes the First Safety Milestone of the S-81 Submarine: The Power-Up
Spain’s Navantia Shipyard in Cartagena has successfully carried out the Power-Up activity tests on
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ADMIRAL KARAMBIR SINGH, CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF

ADMIRAL KARAMBIR SINGH, the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff of Indian Navy says that the immediate focus would be to overcome critical deficient capabilities and concurrently adopt modern 'leap-frogging' technology to create capabilities for accomplishing a range of missions. For Navy Day 2020, Chanakya Interviewed ADMIRAL KARAMBIR SINGH, Chief of the Naval Staff, covering Indian Navy’s Modernisation & Expansion Plans, recent Inductions, Naval Acquisitions, including Aircraft Carriers, Surface Combatants, Gun Systems, Missiles, LPDs, FSS, Submarines, MRCBF Carrier-Borne Fighters, Naval Helicopters, RPAS, Aircraft, etc.

“Towards Force Level Augmentation, 43 Ships & Submarines are Under Construction”
For Navy Day 2020, Chanakya Interviewed ADMIRAL KARAMBIR SINGH, Chief of the Naval Staff, covering
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Navantia S80 Plus Offered for Indian Navy’s P-75(I) Submarines Project

Amongst the five Global Defence Majors selected by the MoD Committee for the P-75(I) Submarines Project is Navantia of Spain. The two Indian Shipyards for the mega 'Make-in-India' Project are L&T Group and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL). Navantia has recently organised more than 100 side meetings and submitted 380 RFIs specific to the P-75(I) Submarine cost items, and targets achieving 500 PTS and nearly 1,500 RFIs within the next 3-4 months.

Navantia S80 Plus Offered for Indian Navy’s P-75(I) Submarines
Navantia is participating in P-75(I) using the basis of the S80 Plus Submarine - the only 3,000 ton
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Ejection Seats & Pilot Safety

Collins Aerospace is part of Raytheon Technologies Corporation, which is a leading Aerospace & Defence Company that provides Advanced Systems and Services for Commercial, Military and Government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses - Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense. This feature on “Ejection Seats & Pilot Safety” is contributed by DON BORCHELT, Business Development Director, ACES II/5, Mission Systems, Collins Aerospace, highlights various aspects of Pilot Safety and new developments in Ejection Seats for New-Generation Combat Aircraft.

Ejection Seats & Pilot Safety
Collins Aerospace specialises in Aerostructures, Avionics, Interiors, Mechanical Systems, Mission S
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The Year of Heron TP

The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP is a Multi-Role, Most Advanced, Long-Range Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for Strategic Missions, equipped with Automatic Taxi Take-Off and Landing Systems (ATOL), Satellite Communication for Extended Range, fully redundant Avionics and much more. The IAI Heron TP UAS was designed as a Multi-Mission Platform to address customers' needs and to perform a variety of Strategic Missions, including Intelligence Gathering, Surveillance,

The Year of Heron TP
Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), using various Payloads, with a high level of reliabi
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SINGAPORE AIR SHOW 2020 REPORT

The Singapore Air Show 2020 was held at Changi Exhibition Centre from 11th to 16th February 2020, with attendance from high-level Military Delegations including India’s Air Chief, Senior Government Officials and leading industry players, featured exhibitors from over 930 companies from above 45 countries. The Singapore Air Show had major participants in the Civil and Military Flying and Static Aircraft Displays that included: Airbus A400M, Dassault Aviation Falcon Business Jets, Embraer Profit-Hunter Commuter Jet, Gulfstream Aircraft, Textron Aviation Aircraft, RSAF Apache & Chinook, Super Puma, Lockheed Martin’s F-16D & F-22 with Sikorsky’s S-70B, Boeing’s F-15SG & P-8A Poseidon, Bell Boeing MV-22s, Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 UAS, IAI’s Heron TP UAS, Bell Helicopters, were on display.

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW 2020 REPORT
The Singapore Air Show 2020 was held at Changi Exhibition Centre from 11th to 16th February 2020, w
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First Indian Air Force Rafale Handed Over

On October 8th, Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, hosted the handover ceremony of the first Indian Air Force Rafale in Mérignac, Dassault Aviation’s Rafale Final Assembly Facility. The event was placed under the high patronage of Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence of India and Ms. Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces of France.

First Indian Air Force Rafale Handed Over
On October 8th, Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, hosted the h
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1st Rafale Handed Over by France: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says Induction Will Boost India's Air Dominance Exponentially

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the French-made Rafale Combat Jet will boost India's Air Dominance exponentially, as he was formally handed the delivery of the first of 36 Rafales in France. The induction of Rafale Fighter Jets into the Indian Air Force will give a boost to India's Air Dominance exponentially, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said at the Handing-Over Ceremony of the IAF's Rafale Fighter.

1st Rafale Handed Over by France: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says Induction Will Boost India's Air Dominance Exponentially
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the French-made Rafale Combat Jet will boost India's Air D
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Thales: A Proud Partner of the Indian Air Force by Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP & Country Director, Thales in India

Thales is proud that the IAF has been relying on its high-end Technology Solutions for Combat Aircraft, Air Defence Systems and Sensors, among others to achieve its big ambitions. The Upgrade of Mirage 2000 Fleet is one such example and so is the selection of the Rafale Omni-Role Combat Aircraft by the Indian Air Force.

Thales: A Proud Partner of the Indian Air Force by Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP & Country Director, Thales in India
Thales is proud that the IAF has been relying on its high-end Technology Solutions for Combat Aircr
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FUTURE OF COMBAT: SUPPORTING TOMORROW'S AIR WARRIORS By Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce, India and South Asia

Today, more than 750 Rolls-Royce Engines of 10 engine types are powering aircraft of the Indian Military. Rolls-Royce Engines power a wide variety of aircraft in the inventory of the IAF - from Combat and Strike Aircraft (the Jaguar, powered by the Adour Mk811) to Trainers (Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer, powered by Adour Mk871) to Strategic Airlift Aircraft (C-130J Super Hercules, powered by AE 2100), and even VVIP and Surveillance Aircraft (ERJ145, powered by AE 3007).

FUTURE OF COMBAT: SUPPORTING TOMORROW'S AIR WARRIORS By Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce, India and South Asia
Today, more than 750 Rolls-Royce Engines of 10 engine types are powering aircraft of the Indian Mil
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MBDA: A Strong Partner of Indian Air Force

With a strong reputation as a reliable Partner that has supported the Indian Air Force for over 50 years, European Missile company MBDA understands the importance of operational capability and sovereignty to the IAF. MBDA has set up an extensive network of business Partners throughout India. This extensive Indian Supply Chain supports its JV initiatives ready to fulfil ‘Make-in-India’ requirements through its JV with L&T to manufacture Missiles & Components in India. In addition, MBDA continues to work with Indian Public-Sector entities for local Production, Development and Partnership.

MBDA: A Strong Partner of Indian Air Force
With a strong reputation as a reliable Partner that has supported the Indian Air Force for over 50
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Launches Indian Navy's First New P-17A Stealth Frigate INS Nilgiri

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched INS Nilgiri, the first of the Navy's seven new P-17A Stealth Frigates at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Launches Indian Navy's First New P-17A Stealth Frigate INS Nilgiri
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 28th September launched INS Nilgiri, the first of the Navy's seve
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Commissions Indigenously-Built Scorpene Submarine INS Khanderi

On 28th September 2019, INS Khanderi, the second of P75 Scorpene-Class Submarines, was commissioned by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in presence of Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, CMD MDL Commodore Rakesh Anand (IN Retd.) and several other dignitaries. INS Khanderi is totally built by Indian Shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) through years of Technology Transfer and Partnership with the Naval Group,  in line with Indian Government’s ‘Make-in-India’ Policy.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Commissions Indigenously-Built Scorpene Submarine INS Khanderi
INS Khanderi, the second of P75 Scorpene-Class Submarines, was commissioned by Defence Minister Raj
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Lockheed Martin & Tata Supplier Meet for F-21 Fighter & S-76D Helicopter

Lockheed Martin and Tata hosted a three-day Suppliers Conference in July in New Delhi, where about 30 of Lockheed Martin's Tier 1 Suppliers had the opportunity to meet with over 70 Indian Companies of all sizes to form relationships, assess capabilities, generate Partnerships and further enhance the Government of India's ‘Make-in-India' objectives. Lockheed Martin is looking to expand its Local Suppliers Base in India for their Global Supply Chain in order to fulfill the Offsets Obligations in India, and to increase Indigenous Content of their Offers to Indian Forces, while mainly promoting the new F-21 Fighter for the IAF’s MRFA competition, Sikorsky’s S-76D for the Indian Navy’s NUH, and the MH-60R for the MRH.

Lockheed Martin & Tata Supplier Meet for F-21 Fighter & S-76D Helicopter
Lockheed Martin and Tata hosted a three-day Suppliers Conference in July in New Delhi. Lockheed Mar
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Launch of Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine - VELA

Vela, the fourth Scorpene-Class Submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy, was launched on 6th May 2019, by Mrs Veena Ajay Kumar, wife of Dr. Ajay Kumar, Secretary Defence Production, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Vice Admiral A.K. Saxena, CWP&A was also present during the Launching Ceremony.

Launch of Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine - VELA
Vela, the fourth Scorpene-Class Submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited fo
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Rolls-Royce in India: Partnering for Future Success by Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce, India and South Asia

India is in the process of replacing 50 percent of its ageing Defence Equipment. It is expected to spend US$ 100-150 Billion on Defence Modernisation programmes by 2022. This presents a huge opportunity for Multinational Companies (MNCs) and Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to leverage India's fast-growing Aerospace and Defence Sectors.

Rolls-Royce in India: Partnering for Future Success by Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce, India and South Asia
India is in the process of replacing 50 percent of its ageing Defence Equipment. It is expected to
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GENERAL ATOMICS - EMS Deepening Ties Via Strategic Initiatives

General Atomics (GA) and its affiliated companies now constitute one of the world's leading resources for High-Technology Systems ranging from Nuclear fuel cycle to Electromagnetic Systems, Remotely Operated Surveillance Aircraft, Airborne Sensors and Advanced Electronics, Wireless & Laser Technologies.

GENERAL ATOMICS - EMS Deepening Ties Via Strategic Initiatives
GA and its affiliated entities manufacture, operate and service state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial Ve
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MBDA Offers Next-Generation Air Combat Capabilities for the Indian Air Force

MBDA is exhibiting a full range of Missiles and Missile Systems on Stand AB.2.23 designed to provide Next-Generation Air Combat Capabilities, including Air Dominance, Strike and Maritime Engagement, for the Indian Air Force.

MBDA Offers Next-Generation Air Combat Capabilities for the Indian Air Force
Aero India 2019 is the first Air Show where L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd, MBDA’s Joint Venture with
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HENSOLDT Leads Sensor Solutions for Defence

HENSOLDT is a pioneer of Technology and Innovation in the field of Defence and Security Electronics. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, HENSOLDT is one of the market leaders in the field of Civil and Military Sensor Solutions and develops new products based on innovative approaches for Data Management, Robotics and Cyber Security to combat a wide range of threats.

HENSOLDT Leads Sensor Solutions for Defence
HENSOLDT is a pioneer of Technology and Innovation in the field of Defence and Security Electronics
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Indian Army Artillery Inducts K9 Vajra’s & M777s

Marking a major milestone towards capacity building and capability enhancement of the Indian Army, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, dedicated the globally combat proven M777 A2 Ultra Light Howitzers, K9 Vajra-Tracked Self-Propelled Guns and 6x6 Filed Artillery Tractors to the service of the Nation.

Indian Army Artillery Inducts K9 Vajra’s & M777s
Marking a major milestone towards capacity building and capability enhancement of the Indian Army,
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BRAHMOS: World' Best & Fastest Supersonic Precision Strike Weapon

BrahMos Aerospace, the Indo-Russian Joint Venture is now ready and capable to fulfil export requirements, if the Government decides, while serving the Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force requirements, which should see larger numbers of Missiles ordered in the future.

BRAHMOS: World' Best & Fastest Supersonic Precision Strike Weapon
BrahMos Aerospace, the Indo-Russian Joint Venture is now ready and capable to fulfil export require
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL B. S. DHANOA, CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

Indian Air Force is going through a Transformation process acquiring state-of-the-art platforms and systems, and through Upgrades, to boost India’s Air Power Dominance capabilities, with Su-30MKIs, Upgraded Mirage 2000s & Jaguars, Rafale MMRCAs, LCA Tejas enhancements, C-17s, C-130Js, Do-228s, Avro replacement with C295W MTAs, ALH Rudra, Light Combat Helicopters (LCHs), Mi-17V5s, Chinook Heavy-Lift & Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters taking test-flights, AEW&Cs/AWACS, FRA, more Trainers, etc.
 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL B. S. DHANOA, CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF
with Su-30MKIs, Upgraded Mirage 2000s & Jaguars, Rafale MMRCAs, FGFA, LCA Tejas, C-17s, C-130Js, Do
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Spanish Navy Navantia LHD Juan Carlos I Visits Mumbai

Navantia Juan Carlos I, the 27,000-tonne Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) of the Spanish Navy came calling at Mumbai from 2nd to 6th June 2018. As part of the select group of journalists that were invited to see the LHD and its multitude of capabilities, one can conclude that the capability that this Vessel would bring to the Indian Navy’s Air Power & Amphibious Operations would be manifold

Spanish Navy Navantia LHD Juan Carlos I Visits Mumbai
Navantia Juan Carlos I, the 27,000-tonne Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) of the Spanish Navy came cal
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Successful Firing of BrahMos Air- Launched Missile from Su-30MKI

IAF successfully fired the BrahMos Air Version Anti-Ship Missile from its Frontline Su-30MKI Fighter aircraft off the Eastern Coast. The Air-Launched BrahMos Missile is a 2.5 ton Supersonic Air-to-Surface Cruise Missile with ranges of more than 400 kms.

Successful Firing of BrahMos Air- Launched Missile from Su-30MKI
IAF successfully fired the BrahMos Air Version Anti-Ship Missile from its Frontline Su-30MKI Fighte
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IDEX 2021 TRI-SERVICES DEFENCE SHOW PREVIEW

IDEX 2021 SHOW PREVIEW


Global Defence majors compete for deals worth Billions of Dollars at the Middle East’s largest Military Expo, the Tri-Services International Defence Exhibition and Conference - 15th IDEX 2021, which will be held from 21st to 25th February 2021 at Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event features above 1,300 companies including several world leaders.


IDEX 2021 TRI-SERVICES DEFENCE SHOW PREVIEW

Global Defence majors compete for deals worth Billions of Dollars at the Middle East’s largest Military Expo, the Tri-Services International Defence Exhibition and Conference - 15th IDEX 2021, which will be held from 21st to 25th February 2021 at Abu Dhabi, UAE.


Global Defence majors compete for deals worth Billions of Dollars at the Middle East’s largest Military Expo, the Tri-Services International Defence Exhibition and Conference - 15th IDEX 2021, which will be held from 21st to 25th February 2021 at Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event features above 1,300 companies including world leaders like U.S. Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Boeing, General Atomics, Raytheon Technologies, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Textron Systems, Bell Textron, L3Harris, Datron, Oshkosh Defense, KVH, Navistar Defense, Honeywell, Allison Transmission, AM General, etc.; the French Dassault Aviation, MBDA, Safran, Nexter, Thales, Naval Group, ECA Group, etc.; Germany’s Rheinmetall, KMW, HENSOLDT, Diehl Defence, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, ATLAS Elektronik, Rohde & Schwarz, MTU, etc.; Italy’s Leonardo, Fincantieri, ELT, GEM, etc. besides leading Aerospace & Defence Companies like Airbus, BAE Systems, Denel Group, Navantia, Indra, SAAB, Kongsberg, BrahMos, Roketsan, Ultra Electronics, FLIR, Rosoboronexport, Rostec, Russian Helicopters, Almaz-Antey, Schiebel, RUAG, Cobham, CAE, Photonis, Terma, FN Herstal, Colt, Ukroboronprom, etc. Israel is a new entry led by IAI, Rafael, Elbit, IMI, IWI, UVision, etc.

15th IDEX Tri-Services Defence Show


 IDEX is the only International Defence Exhibition and Conference in the MENA Region demonstrating the latest technology across Land, Sea and Air Sectors of Defence. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with Government Departments, Businesses and Armed Forces throughout the region. Above 1300 local and International Defence Manufacturers and Contractors from 60 countries will fill over 35,000 sqm of exhibition space running through the 12 exhibition halls, the concourse and the atrium. The outside Capital Plaza features exhibition stands, outside displays and exhibitor chalets.


IDEX continues to offer exhibiting companies the opportunity to demonstrate Equipment and Crafts. Daily choreographed displays will take place on the water and on the purpose-built Demonstration Track. In addition, exhibiting companies are invited to host private demonstrations of their vehicles and crafts.


IDEX is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and is organised by the Capital Events in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces GHQ.


The 15th Edition of International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) is the world’s leading Joint Defence Exhibition. This year, IDEX 2021 also features the 6th Edition of NAVDEX, the Maritime Security Show that has gained momentum in the region, designed as an ideal business platform to promote and showcase the modern era of Defence Technologies.


IDEX and NAVDEX 2021 demonstrate the latest Defence Technologies across Land, Sea and Air. The International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX, is the most strategically important and largest Tri-Services Defence Exhibition in the world.


IDEX is held biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), taking over 100% of the state-of-the-art exhibition centre utilising 133,000 sqm of event space. Above 1,300 UAE and International Defence Exhibitors from 60 Countries are exhibiting at the 15th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2021), and the 6th Naval Defence & Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX 2021), where a large number of high value contracts are signed as well.


Right after the Inaugural Ceremony several companies unveil their “firsts” in Technology and Systems to the International Official Delegations. Several Chiefs of Defence of the region spend the whole day at the show to visit the stands of the major International Defence Contractors. Talking about international participation, about 150 Official Delegations could visit and about 40 National Pavilions are set up at the IDEX 2021 exhibition site. The well-established Defence Event has a first-time exhibitor zone, which is only available to companies who have not exhibited at the previous 10 editions of IDEX.


In parallel with IDEX 2021, the 6th Edition of the Naval Exhibition and Defence Conference (NAVDEX), the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Section of IDEX, takes place and offers a meeting point for the Military Naval community. In total, about 1,200 Defence Companies add their value to IDEX, and NAVDEX, has about 100 Naval Defence Companies from 27 different countries.


Not only with service bands playing, even Apache helicopters join the show to impress the international audience with over 1,000 VIPs observing the ceremony. Pyrotechnics are engaged, Fighter Jets fly by, military trucks drive through challenging surroundings, and Soldiers engage in “firefights”. It is a Technology Demonstration worth the dedicated site, that the United Arab Emirates had built up for IDEX.


IDEX 2021 has been the most successful Defence Trade Show being held in the MENA Region. Billions of Dollars worth contracts are signed by officials of the United Arab Emirates to equip their Armed Forces with modern systems. About 70,000 visitors are expected to attend the show. Contracts are awarded to national and international companies equally  to supply the UAE with Platforms, Missiles, Assault Rifles, Communications Equipment, Tanks/APCs, Vehicles, Robotics, etc. and even Cyber Defence and Cyber Security.


NAVDEX 2021 hosts about 100 local and international exhibitors; over 5,600 sqm exhibition space at ADNEC Marina with Visiting Naval Vessels and Craft from Saudi Arabia, France, Pakistan, UK, US, India, with UAE Navy Ships and boats berthed on the Marina Dockside. With Outdoor Helicopters and UAVs static displays and Live Demonstrations will be held at Abu Dhabi, the attendance is of Senior and relevant UAE Armed Forces Officers, GCC and International Delegations, Military and Industry Visitors from all over the globe. The Live Mobility Track is constructed in front of the ADNEC Grandstand and features the Opening Ceremony and also hosts the Daily Mobility Demonstrations to the held at IDEX 2021.


NAVDEX, the Maritime Security Area features local and international exhibitors who specialise in Naval, Maritime and Coastal Security Technology, Equipment and Crafts. Located on the Dock-edge, NAVDEX also features on-water exhibits, Daily Water Demonstrations and Visiting Navy Vessels, including the Indian Navy.


IDEX 2021, the region’s leading Defence Exhibition, brings the Next-Generation of Defence Technology to the region through the launch of new products and numerous displays of Defence & Security  Equipment and Systems. IDEX continues to offer exhibiting companies the opportunity to demonstrate Equipment and Crafts. Daily choreographed displays take place on the water front and on the purpose-built Mobility Demonstration Track. In addition, exhibiting companies host private Demonstrations of their Vehicles and Crafts.


IDEX has further gained importance for positioning the companies that are leaders in Defence Technologies and Solutions; Gaining access to global leaders, policy and decision-makers; Profiling their technologies and projecting Global Defence Contractors; Reaching thousands of Prime Contractors, OEMs and International Delegations and Business Visitors.


As the leading Defence and Maritime events for the MENA Region, IDEX & NAVDEX are expected to attract about 70,000 attendees from across the world and the surrounding regions of the Middle East, Africa and Asian Subcontinent and the West. Participants at IDEX & NAVDEX 2021 have the opportunity to meet and engage with regional attendees as well.


The central location of the United Arab Emirates within the Middle East attracts visitors from countries of the region. These include representatives from the GCC (UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia), North Africa and the Asian Subcontinent countries; and an international audience. IDEX & NAVDEX 2021 are international events that attract visitors from around the world, including officials and decision makers from Asia, Europe, America and Australasia.


Official Delegations from around the world attend IDEX, hosted by UAE Armed Forces. The Official Delegations first attend the opening ceremony and tour the exhibition during their daily individually time-tabled visits. The Official Delegations include Defence Ministers, Chiefs of Staff and Army, Navy and Air Force Commanders. Also attending IDEX are local, regional and international high profile visitors and officials from Government, Industry and the Armed Forces, including Coast Guards and Marine Authorities.


The First-Time Exhibitor Zone (FTEZ) is a dedicated area in the exhibition for companies to stand out as they participate at IDEX for the first-time. This area attracts some interest from visitors who are easily able to view and test a range of technology and products that have never been seen at IDEX before. This first-time exhibitor zone is for new manufacturers and suppliers who look to: Gaining a high level of exposure in the Middle East and North Africa; making contacts, networking and to do business with buyers from the region, exploring the new market for their products and services.


IDEX & NAVDEX have in 2021 offered participants exemption from quarantine in UAE. Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company, commented: "This exemption demonstrates how IDEX and NAVDEX are leading the recovery of business activity following the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, it will showcase how Abu Dhabi continues to lead as a regional capital for the Business Sector. We maintain our support to welcome the world, once again, in spite of the ongoing global conditions caused by the pandemic."


Al Dhaheri added: "This stride demonstrates the UAE's and ADNEC's robust range of flexible infrastructure and operational capabilities, capable of safely organising a global mega-event. Since the beginning of the pandemic, stringent precautionary and safety measures have been our foremost priority.


"This exemption has been enabled by the continued cooperation and support from our Strategic Partners and Stakeholders. Such support has allowed us to continue to strengthen the position of this event, building on its success and continuing to attract a wider range of visitors and exhibitors. In attracting such a high calibre of international companies, IDEX and NAVDEX will continue to showcase the latest developments in the Defence Sector."


Through the IDEX, NAVDEX, and the International Defence Conference, ADNEC aims to attract global expertise in the Land, Sea, and Air Defence Industries, localising knowledge in the UAE. The 15th Edition of the IDEX and NAVDEX Exhibitions is a distinguished global platform, which highlights the National Defence Sector and its infrastructure. Further, the exhibitions will showcase the latest in cutting-edge technology in these sectors, following the global innovation trends of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


IDEX International Defence Conference 2021
The IDEX International Defence Conference 2021 will be held on 20th February 2021 in Abu Dhabi. The IDEX Defence Conference, the Official Conference of IDEX, is an ideal platform with key decision makers from the Government, Military and Defence Industry, giving the opportunity to discuss the biggest challenges the industry is facing and identifying the potential solutions. IDEX continues to attract a growing wealth of international decision-makers from within the Defence Industry, alongside key representatives from Governments, Armed Forces and the key Military personnel. Strong representation from GCC and MENA countries make IDEX the prime platform to reach such an important audience.


Topics at the International Defence Conference (IDC) include:
The Prosperity and Development of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technology and the Protection in the Era of the 4IR:
Government, Industries and Academia should work close together to bring about solutions to the challenges facing mankind. The Conference is designed to bring thought leaders, policy makers, influencers, researchers and futurists under one roof live in Abu Dhabi to debate and share ideas related to Technological Advancement and Disruptive Technologies.


The combined 2021 Conference is the culmination of a bold vision to create a single, world-class event onsite and in-person in Abu Dhabi and virtually. Our ambitious agenda centers on four inter-related focus areas: Cyber Security, Research & Development, Supply Chain, and 4iR & Artificial Intelligence Protection.


Discussion in each of these areas will bring together an impressive four of best-in-class experts, renowned Industry and Innovation Leaders, Academicians, Senior Flag Officers, and Defence decision-makers. The multi-disciplinary panels will explore the most pressing challenges and opportunities for a shared future of stability, security and prosperity in a world struggling with several transformative and destabilising transitions at the Conference.


This Conference marks the second time that two of the region’s signature and most well-attended events - the Abu Dhabi International Offset Conference (ADIOC) and the IDEX Conference will be combined into a single “must attend” event for Defence, Security, Academic communities and companies operating in the region and internationally in Abu Dhabi live and in-person.


Session 1:  Exploring Innovative Opportunities in Supply-Chain Ecosystem Management beyond Covid-19 Pandemic;
Session 2: Protecting AI and other 4iR technologies in the age of Collaboration and Diffusion;
Session 3: Strengthening the Defence Industries R&D in an increasingly complex dynamic context;
Session 4: A holistic view on Cyber Security Resiliency during the era of Digital Transformation.


Exploring Innovative Opportunities in Supply-Chain Ecosystem Management beyond Covid-19 Pandemic:
The Covid-19 pandemic has upset Global Supply Chains, especially in so-called “strategic” industries such as health care, transportation, and, of course, Defence. Countries around the world have already sought to relocate sensitive nodes in their Supply Chains from States considered to be vulnerable to disruption. Japan, for example, has invested over US$ 2 Billion Dollars in relocating parts of its Supply Chain either back to Japan or to South-East Asia. But the Supply Chain issue is much deeper than the current coronavirus challenge. It is a systemic issue not an episodic one.


At the core of the emerging systemic challenge associated with Supply Chain Management is innovation in novel manufacturing and transportation technologies. Advancement in these technologies is creating revolutions in the areas of Defence Manufacturing, Supply Chains, and Logistics. At the top of the list of novel technologies driving these step-changes in capabilities is additive manufacturing, but the list also includes Digital Design and Manufacturing, Cloud Manufacturing, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and even more conceptual technologies such as 4D Printing and Synthetic Biology.


As these technologies move from the conceptual to the practical and from the abstract to the deployed, they are placing enormous pressure on Defence Communities as well as the industry that supports them to design new means of identifying and, critically, certifying and validating vendors and Partners and of Managing Supply Chain and procurement relationships. Industry and Government now face an urgent need to develop and institute new standards related to Cyber Security, manufacturing quality and processes, and procurement.


In addition, Additive Manufacturing will enable new modes of Logistics Support such as point of use printing that will challenge current approaches to Intellectual Property Protection, Licensing, Sustainment, and once again Cyber Security. Individually and collectively these forces are forcing Defence Industry, Governments, and Academia to consider and design new challenges and, especially, opportunities for creating more streamlined, efficient, and innovative means of managing and sustaining 21st Century Supply Chains.


This session will look at the qualitative trends and technologies driving the future of Manufacturing, Supply Chains and Logistics and seek to better understand how Governments and Industry can anticipate and manage the emerging challenges and, more importantly, opportunities associated with new Supply Chain Dynamics.


Protecting AI and other 4iR Technologies in the age of Collaboration and Diffusion:
The development of Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies is critical to the future of Defence and Security Capabilities. But much of the development of these technologies - especially Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, but also neuro- and biotechnologies, Smart Sensors and Materials, Cloud Computing and many others - is taking place outside of the tightly controlled and frequently purposefully cordoned traditional Defence Industry.


The Commercial High-Tech Sector, Applied Research, and established and Start-Up companies servicing the telecommunications, Energy, Automotive, financial services industries (among others) are all investing in these same technologies.


Defence and Security Collaboration with this broad set of actors is certainly the right approach to accelerating innovation and adoption of new technologies and the capabilities they enable.


However, this age of collaboration is creating in many cases difficult to resolve Commercial and Security Challenges ranging from control of Intellectual Property to increasing demand for Open Architecture Technologies to the need for new Procurement Processes that allow for more rapid development and purchasing of Software and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Technologies.


In this environment of cooperation Critical Emerging Technologies such as AI and Unmanned Systems are diffusing through a number of channels, both licit and illicit, to State and non-state threat actors who will use these technologies in creative and difficult to anticipate ways to disrupt Security and Stability.


Indeed, we have already seen State actors as well as terrorist and extremist groups use commercially available or reverse engineered Military Drones, both to monitor and then attack Military and Civilian targets across the region.

Cyber criminals are investing in AI Technologies to develop undetectable and highly targeted attacks on Commercial and Government Networks, a trend certain to increase. Developments in AI - frequently in conjunction with other 4IR Technologies - is also driving new and rapidly diffusing capabilities supporting improved Situational Awareness, Autonomous Systems, Training and Simulation, Communications, and Information Operations.


Meeting this challenge will require creativity, collaboration, commitment, especially to the development of new norms and processes designed to understand the nature of new diffusion challenges and how best to regulate the use of these technologies among responsible stakeholders. This session will seek to diagnose the nature of the diffusion challenge and then assess the ways in which Governments, the Private Sector, and Academia can work - both independently and in a collaborative fashion - to minimise and mitigate emerging threats associated with the diffusion of AI and other novel 4IR Technologies.


Strengthening the Defence Industries R&D in an increasingly complex dynamic context:
It is nearly axiomatic that collaboration and cooperation across Commercial, Government, and Applied Research / Academia is critical to the future development and adoption of 4IR Technologies for the Defence and Security. But this need for collaboration does not absolve Defence Industry from actively pursuing intensified, more focused, and Independent Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) in 4IR Technologies and their Defence Applications.


The challenge of increasing Defence Industry Innovation is complicated by the possible - and in some cases already felt - stagnation or reduction of Defence Budgets over the next two or more years connected to the lingering economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Across the globe, tensions between investing in maintaining readiness, developing Human Capital, or focusing on modernisation will intensify, especially in an environment likely to be characterised by an expanding range of traditional, non-traditional, and grey zone threats. Defence Industry will need to work with Governments and other Stakeholders to further innovation of these technologies and to devise new models for Research and Development efforts, such as Public/Private Partnerships, Government owned venture capital efforts, and Government funding processes that reward companies and academia for achieving development milestones on the way to completed development programmes.


Moreover, the challenge and necessity of Defence Industry Innovation extends to areas other than Technological Innovation. There remain a rage of other Non-Technological Innovations critical to moving from a breakthrough in a new technology to the deployment of a Disruptive Capability, such as in operational concepts, new training models, and organisational change.


One other non-technological area in which increased Research and Development is required is in the area of ethics and safety of novel technologies, particularly Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Unmanned Systems, and Hybrid Human-Machine Intelligence. Industry can help Governments throughout the world established norms and principles not just about what these new technologies can do, but also what they should be designed to do to support Military Operations.


This panel will examine the growing need for Defence Industry Research and Development in 4IR Technologies as well as new models for and focus areas of these innovation efforts in order to better direct limited resources on the highest impact initiatives.


A holistic view on Cyber Security Resiliency during the era of Digital Transformation:
In the Defence of Japan 2020 White Paper the Japanese Ministry of Defence argues that the Future of Warfare in the Indo-Pacific and throughout the world is being shaped particularly profoundly by activity in three “new” Domains: Space, the Electromagnetic Spectrum, and the Cyber Domain.


The focus on the Cyber Domain is, of course, not unique to Japan. Increasing use of the Cyber Domain by State and non-state actors is designed to achieve a variety of Strategic, Operational, and Tactical Objectives. Among the most relevant and frequently cited are critical technology theft, holding at risk the Critical Infrastructure of a perceived adversary or competitor, stealing personal data that can later be used to change decision-making or recruit spies, and degrading or manipulating adversary Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Capabilities.


As important as this interpretation of the Cyber Domain is, it does not fully capture the ways in which the Cyber / Information Domain is influencing Security, Stability, and prosperity in the modern, Digital World.


Notably, while the three Domains highlighted in the Japan White Paper are frequently spoken about as distinct domains, the lines between them have blurred, requiring a much broader perspective on Cyber Security, in particular. Electronic Attack may be different to Cyber Attack, but increasingly it is serving as a vector, a mechanism for Militaries to take control of the Command Control of Adversary Military Networks or Critical Infrastructure.


In addition, both State and non-state actors are leveraging advances in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence to weaponise social media and exploit the Political, Cultural, Economic, and social divisions in and across societies throughout the world. Especially concerning is AI-enabled disinformation campaigns that leverage smarter and more human-like “smart bots”, fake pictures and profiles, and most disturbingly of all, deepfakes that create alternative events, realities, and narratives completely divorced from objective truth and designed to reduce the will of states to resist geopolitical, economic, and military pressure.


In its January 2020, “Doomsday Clock” statement, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists stressed the urgency and immediacy of the deepfake challenge, in particular, noting that “the recent emergence of so-called ‘deepfakes’ audio and video recordings that are essentially undetectable as false threatens to further undermine the ability of citizens and decision makers to separate truth from fiction.” Among the harmful results of this deepfake diffusion is an increased “possibility of misunderstanding or provocations that could lead to war.”


This Panel will assess the dimensions of the on-going competition in the Cyber Domain and seek to understand where Cyber Security intersects or overlaps with other domains that have become central to Defence and Security communities throughout the world. It will also look at how Governments, Industry, and Academia can work both independently and collaboratively to build enhanced Cyber, societal, and political resilience in response to both the intensifying and diversifying threats in the Cyber Domain.


During the IDEX Defence Conference and two-day Naval Defence Conference, high level participants take a deep dive into the core issues of strategic importance to the Defence Industry through dedicated Panels and Strategy Sessions. Panel discussions, Keynote Sessions and case studies address key themes and issues.


The 2021 Edition comprises of enhanced educational and networking opportunities. The unique development features of the IDEX Defence Conference have made it as a dominant platform for both the Military, Naval and Defence Industry.


With IDEX showcasing the latest in the Defence Manufacturing and ground-breaking technological advancement from around the globe under one roof, the IDEX Defence Conference provides a consolidated platform where Military, Academia and Industries converge in one place, the capital of the UAE to present their tools, equipment, machines, armament, and solutions. Alongside the exhibitions, the IDEX Conference provides opportunities for participants to attend the carefully selected topics delivered by the world renowned experts in the field of Military, National Security, Disruptive Technology, the latest in Cyber Security and Electronic Warfare.


As technological trends are different and shaping the future  of our industry across all sectors amongst them the Defence Sector, IDEX aimed at adopting a proactive approach of responding to these mega  trends and work closely with its Partners to make IDEX & NAVDEX 2021 a true example of intelligent, innovative, futuristic and strong business platform that enabled exhibitors, attendees, and delegations get a memorable access to incredible advanced technologies. The key and latest Innovative Technology Solutions (AI, Robotics, IoT, Blockchain, 3D Printing, etc.) will be on display.