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MAKS MOSCOW AIR SHOW REPORT

MAKS 2017, the 13th International Aviation & Space Salon, was held at the Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, from 18th to 23rd July, 2017. The Flight Programme of the International Aviation and Space Salon is dominating among leading Air Shows worldwide. The MAKS 2017 was no exception at all. The best Russian test pilots demonstrated unique capabilities of advanced Military and Civil fixed and rotary-wing aircraft for specialists and numerous visitors of the Air Show in the Zhukovsky skies.

MAKS MOSCOW AIR SHOW REPORT
MAKS 2017, the 13th International Aviation & Space Salon, was held at the Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, from 18th to 23rd July, 2017, at the Zhukovsky Airfield. The MA...
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Indian Air Force Chief Flies Rafale Fighter In France

The Rafale Combat Aircraft will come with various India-specific modifications including Israeli Helmet Mounted Displays, Radar Warning Receivers and Low-Band Jammers, most importantly, delivering nuclear weapons and will be equipped with the latest Missiles and PGMs giving the IAF greater supremacy over rivals. The improvements under the proposed F4 Standard, still under discussion, will reportedly transfer to the IAF’s Rafale Fleet when ready.

Indian Air Force Chief Flies Rafale Fighter In France
The Rafale Combat Aircraft will come with various India-specific modifications. Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff was on an official visit to France from 17th to 20th Ju...
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52nd PARIS AIR SHOW PREVIEW

The 52nd International Paris Air Show 2017 is being held at the Le Bourget Exhibition Centre from 19th to 25th June 2017. The mega event features some 2,300 companies from 48 countries participating as Exhibitors, including world leaders like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics’ Gulfstream, United Technologies, P&W, Textron Aviation, Bell Helicopters, GE Aviation, L-3 Communications, Rockwell Collins, Harris, Orbital ATK, Honeywell, etc. from USA; Dassault Aviation, MBDA, Thales, Safran Group, Nexter Systems, DCI, Sofradir, Rafaut, etc. from France; Israel’s IAI, Rafael, Elbit Systems, Aeronautics, etc; Germany’s Diehl Defence, Rohde & Schwarz, etc.; Italy’s Leonardo Group and ELT, AEREA, etc. besides leading international companies like Airbus Group, Saab, Rolls-Royce, Pilatus, FLIR, Rostec, Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters, Schiebel, RUAG, Cobham, Terma, CAE, Bombardier, Embraer, Superjet, Piaggio, UAC, GKN, TAI, Antonov, LH Aviation, HAL, etc.

52nd PARIS AIR SHOW PREVIEW
The 52nd International Paris Air Show 2017 is being held at the Le Bourget Exhibition Centre from 19th to 25th June 2017. The mega event features some 2,300 companies from 48 countries.
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UDT Europe 2017 Show Preview: Undersea Defence Technologies

Undersea Defence Technology (UDT), taking place from 30th May to 1st June 2017 is the Underwater Defence and Security community's most relevant Exhibition and Conference. Now in its 30th Year, UDT 2017 will be taking place in Bremen, Germany, led by the leading names in Undersea Defence, including DCNS, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, ATLAS Elektronik, Lockheed Martin, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Navantia, Kongsberg, ECA Group, Thales, Saab, BAE Systems, Damen, DSIT, Northrop Grumman Litef, General Atomics, Harris, Indra, HENSOLDT, MTU, L3, Safran, Rheinmetall Defence, Siemens, Sunlight, Teledyne Marine, TNO, Qinetiq, Wartsila, Rotinor, Trelleborg, Lurssen, Abeking, Babcock, etc.

UDT Europe 2017 Show Preview: Undersea Defence Technologies
Undersea Defence Technology (UDT), taking place from 30th May to 1st June 2017 is the Underwater Defence and Security community's most relevant Exhibition and Conference. Now in its 30th Year, UDT 20...
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IDEF 2017 SHOW PREVIEW

IDEF 2017, the 13th International Defence Industry Exhibition of Turkey, is being held in Istanbul’s Tuyap Exhibition Centre from 9th to 12th May 2017, with world-leading Defence & Security companies participating from many countries, led by the advanced Turkish Defence & Aerospace Industry.

IDEF 2017 SHOW PREVIEW
IDEF 2017, the 13th International Defence Industry Exhibition of Turkey, is being held in Istanbul’s Tuyap Exhibition Centre from 9th to 12th May 2017, with world-leading Defence & Security companies...
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IMDEX ASIA 2017 SHOW PREVIEW

The 11th International Maritime & Defence Exhibition & Conference - IMDEX Asia 2017 - Asia Pacific’s flagship Maritime Defence Show is being held at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore from 16th to 18th May 2017. IMDEX Asia 2017 enjoys a high level of excellence as well as integrated experience that create value for both visitors and exhibitors. Some highlights include the Unmanned Aerial Systems and the International Naval Warships Displays and Strategic Conferences like the International Maritime Security Conference and the INEC@IMDEX Asia. Above 200 exhibitors from 28 countries are expected to participate at IMDEX Asia 2017. Major international exhibitors include: Airbus Group, Atlas Elektronik, Austal, BRAHMOS, Damen, DCNS, DCI, ECA Group, Elbit Systems, Elettronica, General Dynamics Canada, IAI, IMI, IX Blue, L-3, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, MBDA, Navantia, Northrop Grumman, Rafael, Raytheon, Rolls-Royce/MTU, Saab, Safran, ST Engineering, Sikorsky, Terma, Thales, ThyssenKrupp, Wartsila, etc., and an India Pavilion. 30 International Warships will be displayed from 20 Navies, including Australia, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, USA, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Russia, Singapore, etc.

IMDEX ASIA SHOW PREVIEW
The 11th International Maritime & Defence Exhibition & Conference - IMDEX Asia 2017 - Asia Pacific’s flagship Maritime Defence Show is being held at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore from 16th to...
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AERO INDIA 2017 AIR SHOW PREVIEW

11th INTERNATIONAL SHOW ON 'MAKE-IN-INDIA' IN AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, CIVIL AVIATION, AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURE & DEFENCE ENGINEERING

Aero India 2017, the 11th International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, is being organised by the DEO, Ministry of Defence, from 14th to 18th February 2017 at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru. Above 750 major Aerospace, Aviation & Defence companies of the world are showcasing their Aviation, Aerospace & Defence products, including world leaders like Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Boeing, GE Aviation, L-3, UTC, Pratt & Whitney, Textron Inc., Textron Systems, Textron Aviation - Beechcraft & Cessna, Bell Helicopters, Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, General Atomics, Flir, Esterline from USA; Dassault Aviation, Safran Group, MBDA, Thales, Nexter, DCI, Sofradir, etc. from France; the European Airbus Group, Airbus Defence & Space, Airbus Helicopters, ATR, etc.; BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Ultra, UTAS & Cobham from UK; Saab from Sweden; IAI, Rafael, Elbit Systems, Controp, Aeronautics, etc. from Israel; BDLI with Diehl Group from Germany; Leonardo & Elettronica from Italy; RUAG Aviation from Switzerland; UAC, MiG, Sukhoi, Rostec, Russian Helicopters, Rosoboronexport from Russia, and DRDO, HAL, BEL, BEML, OFB, BDL, Midhani, BrahMos Aerospace, Tatas, Mahindra Aerospace, MKU, Samtel Avionics & Defence, Alpha Group and ISRO, amongst others from India, will be participating at the Bengaluru Air Show, which supports the ‘Make-in-India’ in Defence Manufacturing campaign as its pivot point.

AERO INDIA 2017 AIR SHOW PREVIEW
Aero India 2017, the 11th International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, is being organised by the DEO, Ministry of Defence, from 14th to 18th February 2017 at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in Ben...
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NAVDEX 2017 NAVAL SHOW PREVIEW

NAVDEX 2017, the Naval Defence Exhibition, will be held concurrently with IDEX 2017 from 19th to 23rd February 2017 at Abu Dhabi’s ADNEC Marina and Dockside. Visitors can witness the latest in Naval Defence & Maritime Security technology with exhibits of Warships, Vessels, Naval workboats and Amphibious Crafts, USVs, UAS, Helicopters, peace and war fighting equipment, anti-piracy and Coastal Security Systems and Communication Solutions on display. NAVDEX 2017 features a number of international Naval Warships berthed at the Dock, alongwith many Naval Vessels and smaller Fast Craft and boats, with daily live on-water demonstrations being held. The 4th NAVDEX Edition has attracted above 90 exhibitors, including the major Naval companies like DCNS, ThyssenKrupp, MBDA, Atlas, Raytheon, Thales, L-3, ECA, Leonardo, Fincantieri, IXBlue, BrahMos Aerospace and Shipyards from the UAE.

NAVDEX 2017 NAVAL SHOW PREVIEW
NAVDEX 2017, the Naval Defence Exhibition, will be held concurrently with IDEX 2017 from 19th to 23rd February 2017 at Abu Dhabi’s ADNEC Marina and Dockside. Visitors can witness the latest in Naval ...
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IDEX 2017 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 - IDEX 2017, which will be held from 19th to 23rd February 2017 at Abu Dhabi, UAE. The mega event features about 1,200 companies including world leaders like U.S. Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Textron Systems, Bell Helicopters, L-3 Communications, Rockwell Collins, Harris, Datron, Orbital ATK, Oshkosh Defense, KVH, Navistar Defense, Honeywell, AAR, etc.; the French Dassault Aviation, MBDA, Safran, Nexter, Thales, ThalesRaytheon Systems, DCI, DCNS, Renault, CNIM, ECA Group, etc.; Germany’s Rheinmetall, KMW, Diehl Defence, ThyssenKrupp, ATLAS, Rohde & Schwarz, etc.; Italy’s Leonardo-Finmeccanica Group, Fincantieri, ELT, Iveco, Beretta, etc. besides leading Defence companies like Airbus Defence & Space, Airbus Helicopters, BAE Systems, Navantia, Indra, SAAB, Kongsberg, Ultra, FLIR, EID, Rosoboronexport, Rostec, Russian Helicopters, Schiebel, RUAG, Cobham, CAE, Photonis, Terma, Sofradir, FN Herstal, Colt, Ukroboronprom, SSTC Russia, etc.

IDEX 2017 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 - IDEX 2017, which will ...
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IAI’s Impressive Array of Systems at Aero India Air Show

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is a globally recognised leader in the Development and Production of Military and Commercial Aerospace and Defence Systems. IAI provides unique System-of-Systems Solutions for a broad spectrum of needs in Space, Air, Land, Sea, Homeland Security and Cyber. IAI's core areas of activity: Air Defence Systems, Special Mission Aircraft, UAS - Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Observation & Reconnaissance Satellites, ISR - Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Solutions for Real-Time Information, Network and Situation Awareness Systems, Advanced Multi-Mission Radars, Tactical Weaponry, Training & Simulation Systems, Business Jet Design & Production, Cyber Protection and Intelligence. At Aero India 2017, IAI focuses on solutions tailored for Indian Forces specific requirements.

IAI’s Impressive Array of Systems at Aero India Air Show
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is a globally recognised leader in the Development and Production of Military and Commercial Aerospace and Defence Systems. IAI provides unique System-of-Systems Sol...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: T. Suvarna Raju, Chairman & Managing Director, HAL

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:
T. Suvarna Raju, Chairman & Managing Director, HAL

“It is Planned to Complete the Order for 40 LCA Mk.1 by 2019-20”

One of the largest Aeronautics Companies in Asia, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is involved in manufacturing of Aircraft, Navigation and related equipment and is also into Designing, Fabrication and Assembly of Aircraft, Jet Engines, Helicopters and Spare parts. In an Exclusive Interview, T. SUVARNA RAJU, CMD, HAL speaks to Chanakya, updating us on most projects that HAL is currently undertaking.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: T. Suvarna Raju, Chairman & Managing Director, HAL
One of the largest Aeronautics Companies in Asia, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is involved in manufacturing of Aircraft, Navigation and related equipment and is also into Designing, Fabrication a...
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Rafael's Smart Air & Missile Defence Systems

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, Designs, Develops, Manufactures and Supplies a wide range of High-Tech Defence Systems for Air, Land, Sea and Space applications for the Israeli Defense Forces &  Defence Establishment, as well as for foreign customers worldwide. Rafael offers its customers a diversified array of Innovative Solutions at the leading-edge of global technology, from Underwater Systems through Naval, Ground, and Air Superiority Systems to Space Systems. We feature Air & Missile Defence Systems.

RAFAEL AIR DEFENCE AT AERO INDIA
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, Designs, Develops, Manufactures and Supplies a wide range of High-Tech Defence Systems for Air, Land, Sea and Space applications for the Israeli Defense Forces & ...
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INTERVIEW: Brian Sinkiewicz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems

INTERVIEW: Brian Sinkiewicz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems

“Fury Light-Weight Precision Guided Glide Weapon is Proven to be Accurate Within One Meter”

Textron Systems’ offers its Aerospace, Defence and Civil customers a fascinating array of Systems and Solutions for Aerospace and Defence applications. At Aero India 2017, Textron Systems is displaying models of Textron Systems' Precision-Guided Munitions, Fury™ Light-Weight Precision-Guided Glide Weapon, which is proven to be accurate within one meter of a designated target and the G-CLAW™ - the Precision-Guided Glide Weapon System that optimizes effects against a broad target set, through utilising Dual-Mode Fuzing - impact or height of burst. BRIAN SINKIEWICZ, Senior VP & GM, Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems, fields questions pertaining to these Precision Weapon Systems. Excerpts:

INTERVIEW: Brian Sinkiewicz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems
Textron Systems’ offers its Aerospace, Defence and Civil customers a fascinating array of Systems and Solutions for Aerospace and Defence applications. At Aero India 2017, Textron Systems is displayi...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL B.S. DHANOA

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL B. S. DHANOA,
CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

“IAF is Progressing Towards Complete Network Centric Operations”

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL B.S. DHANOA
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, U...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ADMIRAL SUNIL LANBA, CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF

ADMIRAL SUNIL LANBA assumed Command of the Indian Navy, as the 23rd Chief of the Naval Staff on 31st May 2016. A Navigation and Direction Specialist, Admiral Lanba served as the Navigation and Operations Officer onboard numerous ships. His sea tenure included Command of INS Kakinada, a Mine Counter Measure Vessel, INS Himgiri Frigate, INS Ranvijay, a Kashin-Class Destroyer and INS Mumbai, the indigenous Delhi-Class Destroyer. He was also Executive Officer of Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat and the Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet. He has been the Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, and Commandant of the National Defence College. As the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, the Admiral streamlined the framework for transformation of Indian Navy's combat capabilities and infrastructure development as well as Tri-Services initiatives towards enhancing integration and jointness. Prior to taking over as the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Lanba has been Flag Officer C-in-C of the Southern and Western Naval Commands, wherein he provided impetus to training and skill development, synergising Combat Operations, Coastal Security, Safety and Infrastructure Development. Chanakya Interviewed ADMIRAL SUNIL LANBA, covering most aspects of Naval Acquisitions.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ADMIRAL SUNIL LANBA, CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF: “Modernisation has Transformed Indian Navy Into a Blue Water Force”
ADMIRAL SUNIL LANBA assumed Command of the Indian Navy, as the 23rd Chief of the Naval Staff on 31st May 2016. A Navigation and Direction Specialist, Admiral Lanba served as the Navigation and Operat...
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RAFALE MMRCA CONTRACT SIGNED

India has finally signed the Rafale MMRCA contract for the IAF. A potent nuclear deterrence platform, the Rafales will come equipped with MBDA’s Meteor BVRAAM, Storm Shadow/SCALP & MICA Missiles. The induction of Rafale Fighters will enhance the IAF's strategic reach and provide superior technological edge through Air Dominance. The version of Rafale Fighters being supplied to India will have better operational capabilities than the Rafales operated by other Air Forces with better Radar, better detection and survival features and will have capabilities for operations from high-altitude airfields as well.

India-France Sign Landmark Contract for IAF’s Rafale MMRCA
India has finally signed the Rafale MMRCA contract for the IAF. A potent nuclear deterrence platform, the Rafales will come equipped with MBDA’s Meteor BVRAAM, Storm Shadow/SCALP & MICA Missiles. The...
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EURONAVAL 2016 PREVIEW

EURONAVAL 2016, the International Naval Defence and Maritime Safety and Security Exhibition  will be held from 17th to 21st October 2016 at Le Bourget in Paris. In its 25th Edition, Euronaval maintains its position as a world-class show in Naval Defence and Maritime Safety and Security and a promoter of innovation and new Naval & Maritime Technologies covering Surface Warfare, Undersea Technologies and Naval Air Systems as well. Exhibitors at Euronaval are expected from above 390 companies (56% from abroad) from 34 countries, led by world leaders from France, USA, UK, Germany, Israel, Russia, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, South Korea, Canada, Australia and other countries, including some Indian Defence Companies like BrahMos Aerospace, MKU, etc. exhibiting from India.

25th EURONAVAL 2016 SHOW PREVIEW
EURONAVAL 2016, the International Naval Defence and Maritime Safety and Security Exhibition will be held from 17th to 21st October 2016 at Le Bourget in Paris. In its 25th Edition, Euronaval maintai...
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DENEL Group’s World-Class Defence Systems & Solutions

Denel SOC is the largest Defence Manufacturer in South Africa and operates in the Military Aerospace and Land Defence Systems environment. Denel Group includes: Denel Aerostructures, Denel Aviation, Denel Dynamics, Denel ISM, Denel Land Systems, Denel Mechem, Denel OTR, Denel PMP, Denel SOC Ltd. & Denel Vehicle Systems. From being a world leader in Land Artillery Systems, with expertise in Missiles & Stand-Off Weapons, Attack & Maritime Helicopters, Guns, Turrets & RWS, Ammunition & Artillery Projectiles/Charges, Naval Systems, UAV Systems like Seeker 200 & 400, SKUA Hi-Speed Drone Target Systems, Communications & Security Systems, besides lethal Land Defence Vehicles & Weapons. Denel Land Systems, is a world leader in the development, manufacture and support of Long-Range Artillery Gun Systems providing the range, mobility, flexibility and reaction time for modern Armies with accurate firepower. Denel is the Designer & Manufacturer of 155mm Artillery Gun Systems like the G5-45 155mm Guns, G6 Wheeled SP 155mm with 50+km Range, and T5 Mounted Gun System; Armoured & Combat Vehicles, etc.

DENEL Group’s World-Class Defence Systems & Solutions
Denel SOC is the largest Defence Manufacturer in South Africa and operates in the Military Aerospace and Land Defence Systems environment. Denel Group includes: Denel Aerostructures, Denel Aviation, ...
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AUSA 2016 - U.S. ARMY SHOW PREVIEW

The Association of U.S. Army (AUSA) 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held from 3rd to 5th October 2016 at the Washington Convention Centre in Washington D.C. AUSA is the world’s leading Land Forces & Air Systems companies exhibition for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. The three-day mega event includes about 600 industry and military exhibits occupying a large exhibit space. Presentations on the current focus of the U.S. Army and related defence subjects are delivered by senior U.S. Army Staff and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Industry representatives. Defence majors like Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Boeing, Raytheon, Textron Systems, Bell Helicopter, Airbus Defence and Space, Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, L-3, Rafael, IAI, Elbit Systems, BAE Systems, Thales, Orbital ATK, GE Aviation, Honeywell, General Atomics, Telephonics, Saab, Safran Group, AM General, Oshkosh, Navistar, FLIR, Harris, KMW, Rheinmetall, AAR, KVH, Kongsberg, MTU, Qinetiq, Allison Transmission, Cobham, Photonis, Curtiss-Wright, Aviall, UTAS and a host of U.S., European and companies from across the globe participate at this mega U.S. Land Forces Warfare annual event.

AUSA 2016 - U.S. ARMY SHOW PREVIEW
The Association of U.S. Army (AUSA) 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held from 3rd to 5th October 2016 at the Washington Convention Centre in Washington D.C. AUSA is the world’s leading Land ...
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Indian Army’s Artillery ‘Make Indian’ Drive

The Regiment of Artillery is the second largest arm of the Indian Army, and with its Guns, Mortars, Rocket Launchers, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Surveillance Systems, Missiles and Artillery firepower it constitutes almost one-sixth of the Army’s total strength. While the Indian Army’s Artillery Regiment celebrates its 189th Year, the Directorate of Artillery has crossed 30 years without any 155mm Guns inducted since Bofors in 1986, except 3 Dhanush Guns for trials. The Acquisition Plan is for various types of 155mm/52-Calibre Guns, under the overall Artillery Modernisation Programme of about R.100,000 crore. The 155mm acquisitions, delayed at different stages, include 145 Light Guns, 1,580 Towed Gun Systems (TGS), 814 Mounted Gun Systems (MGS), 180 Self-Propelled Wheeled Guns and 100 Tracked 155mm Artillery Gun Systems. The indigenous efforts of DRDO & OFB have met with success lately, saw 114 Dhanush 155mm Guns orders placed with OFB. With Evaluation Trials undertaken and with ‘Make-in-India’ drive gaining momentum, some Private players have teamed-up with global leaders hoping to win.

Indian Army’s Artillery ‘Make Indian’ Drive
The Regiment of Artillery is the second largest arm of the Indian Army, and with its Guns, Mortars, Rocket Launchers, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Surveillance Systems, Missiles and Artillery fir...
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AAD 2016 SHOW PREVIEW

The 9th edition of Africa Aerospace & Defence (AAD) 2016 Exhibition will take place at Air Force Base Waterkloof, near Pretoria in South Africa from 14th to 18th September 2016, covering Tri-Services - Air, Land & Sea, and Civil Aviation products. Leading international participants include: Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, UTC, CAE, Textron, L-3, Airbus Group, Airbus Helicopters, MBDA, DCNS, Thyssenkrupp, Navantia, Saab, BAE Systems, Bombardier, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, Safran, Thales, Pilatus, Indra, Embraer, Atlas Elektronik, Rostec, Denel Group, Reutech, MTU, OTT, Turbomeca Africa, Cassidian Optronics, Vectronix, Beretta, etc., besides others and the India Pavilion of DEO, with most leading Indian DPSUs like HAL, BEL, MDL, Midhani, etc.

AAD 2016 SHOW PREVIEW
The 9th edition of Africa Aerospace & Defence (AAD) 2016 Exhibition will take place at Air Force Base Waterkloof, near Pretoria in South Africa from 14th to 18th September 2016, covering Tri-Services...
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FARBBOROUGH 2016 AIR SHOW REPORT

The biennial Farnborough International Air Show 2016 was held from 11th to 17th July 2016 at the Farnborough Aerospace Centre Hampshire Airfield in UK, had a strong participation from all the major Commercial and Defence Aerospace & Aviation manufacturers including Airbus Group, Airbus Defence & Space, Airbus Helicopters, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopters, Boeing, Bombardier, CAE, Cobham, Chemring, Dassault Aviation, Elbit Systems, Embraer, Engine Alliance, Eurofighter, FLIR, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, GE Aviation, GKN Aerospace, General Dynamics Gulfstream, HAL, Harris, IAI, Irkut, Kongsberg, L-3, Lockheed Martin, MBDA, Orbital ATK, Pilatus Aircraft, Pratt & Whitney, Rafael, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Rolls-Royce, Rostec, Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters, Ruag, Saab, Safran Group, Sikorsky, Sukhoi, Terma, Textron Aviation, Textron Systems, Thales, United Technologies Corporation (UTC), UTAS, etc. Farnborough 2016 had over 1,500 Exhibitors from  52 countries participating, with 23 International Country Pavilions.

FARBBOROUGH 2016 AIR SHOW REPORT
The biennial Farnborough International Air Show 2016 was held from 11th to 17th July 2016 at the Farnborough Aerospace Centre Hampshire Airfield in UK, had a strong participation from all the major C...
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TERMA

TERMA SYSTEMS

Terma Strengthens Presence in India
The Denmark based Aerospace, Defence and Security Group Terma, headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, recently opened its office in India. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Net...
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INTERVIEW

CHRIS RAO, VICE PRESIDENT,
UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
 

“We Offer Unique Capabilities”
UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced Aerospace and Defence products, designing, manufacturing and servicing systems and components and provide integrated s...
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INTERVIEW

LOIC PIEDAVACHE, MBDA COUNTRY HEAD, INDIA

“We Have Followed ‘Make-in-India’ Policy for Many Years”
With above 90 Armed Forces customers in the world, MBDA is a world leader in Missiles and Missile Systems. MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing Missiles and Missile Systems that ...
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INTERVIEW

RAINER FARID, VICE PRESIDENT,
SALES & CUSTOMER RELATIONS, INDIA & SOUTH ASIA, AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
 

“Airbus Helicopters is Looking to Enhance Industrial Footprint here”
Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a Division of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in Aerospace and Defence related services. Airbus Helicopters is the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer, wi...
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INTERVIEW

JEAN-MICHEL PALAGOS, PRESIDENT &
CEO, DEFENSE CONSEIL INTERNATIONAL (DCI)
 

“French Know-How Recognised in all Fields: Land, Sea, Air & Space”
DCI implemented a platform based on a system used by many international companies and recognised Universities. The platform enables better exchanges between the instructors and the trainees via for e...
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INTERVIEW

AVM (RETD.) ARVIND WALIA,
REGIONAL EXECUTIVE, INDIA & SOUTH ASIA,
SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
 

“Sikorsky Well Positioned to Provide Solutions”
Indian Navy has selected Sikorsky’s S-70B SEAHAWK to fulfill its Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH) requirement for ASW/ASuW, among other Maritime roles. Negotiations are ongoing to procure 16 S-70B SEAHAWK...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

SUDHIR MISHRA, CEO & MD, BRAHMOS AEROSPACE
 

“BRAHMOS Missile has Attained Continuous Successes”
BRAHMOS Aerospace Private Limited is a Joint Venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of ...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

GENERAL DALBIR SINGH SUHAG,CHIEF OF THE ARMY STAFF

“Impetus to Major Modernisation”
The Chief of the Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, was commissioned into 4/5 GR(FF) in June 1974 has had a distinguished military career, spanning four decades, and has tenanted critical Comman...
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INTERVIEW: KHALIL RAHMAN, MD, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK INDIA

INTERVIEW: KHALIL RAHMAN, MD, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK INDIA

INTERVIEW
Atlas Elektronik and the Indian Ministry of Defence have signed a contract for the delivery of six Active Towed Array Sonar Systems (ACTAS) for the Indian Navy. The total contract volume is approxima...
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INTERVIEW: SAMIR MEHTA

INTERVIEW: SAMIR MEHTA
President, Sikorsky Defense Systems & Services
“India is an Emerging & Significant Market”

INTERVIEW
Indian Navy has selected UTC’s Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s S-70B SEAHAWK to fulfill its Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH) requirement for ASW/ASuW, among other Maritime roles. Negotiations will now beg...
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INTERVIEW: AVM WALIA, SIKORSKY

“India Would Need Upwards of 1,000 Helicopters”
INTERVIEW: Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) ARVIND WALIA, Regional Executive, India & South Asia, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. “India Would Need Upwards of 1,000 Helicopters” Chanakya Interviewed Air Vice ...
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INTERVIEW

Ulderigo Rossi, Senior V.P., Marketing & Sales, OTO Melara

“We Propose a Collaboration For All Caliber Guns the Indian Navy Needs”
Chanakya interviewed Ulderigo Rossi, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, OTO Melara and covered a host of Systems like 127/64 Light Weight V4 VULCANO Naval Gun System as well as the VULCANO Fam...
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AUSA 2016 - U.S. ARMY SHOW PREVIEW

AUSA 2016 - U.S. ARMY SHOW PREVIEW


The Association of U.S. Army (AUSA) 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held from 3rd to 5th October 2016 at the Washington Convention Centre in Washington D.C. AUSA is the world’s leading Land Forces & Air Systems companies exhibition for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. The three-day mega event includes about 600 industry and military exhibits occupying a large exhibit space. Presentations on the current focus of the U.S. Army and related defence subjects are delivered by senior U.S. Army Staff and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Industry representatives. Defence majors like Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Boeing, Raytheon, Textron Systems, Bell Helicopter, Airbus Defence and Space, Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, L-3, Rafael, IAI, Elbit Systems, BAE Systems, Thales, Orbital ATK, GE Aviation, Honeywell, General Atomics, Telephonics, Saab, Safran Group, AM General, Oshkosh, Navistar, FLIR, Harris, KMW, Rheinmetall, AAR, KVH, Kongsberg, MTU, Qinetiq, Allison Transmission, Cobham, Photonis, Curtiss-Wright, Aviall, UTAS and a host of U.S., European and companies from across the globe participate at this mega U.S. Land Forces Warfare annual event.


AUSA 2016 - U.S. ARMY SHOW PREVIEW

The Association of U.S. Army (AUSA) 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held from 3rd to 5th October 2016 at the Washington Convention Centre in Washington D.C. AUSA is the world’s leading Land Forces & Air Systems companies exhibition for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. The three-day mega event includes about 600 industry and military exhibits occupying a large exhibit space. Presentations on the current focus of the U.S. Army and related defence subjects are delivered by senior U.S. Army Staff and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Industry representatives. Defence majors like Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Boeing, Raytheon, Textron Systems, Bell Helicopter, Airbus Defence and Space, Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, L-3, Rafael, IAI, Elbit Systems, BAE Systems, Thales, Orbital ATK, GE Aviation, Honeywell, General Atomics, Telephonics, Saab, Safran Group, AM General, Oshkosh, Navistar, FLIR, Harris, KMW, Rheinmetall, AAR, KVH, Kongsberg, MTU, Qinetiq, Allison Transmission, Cobham, Photonis, Curtiss-Wright, Aviall, UTAS and a host of U.S., European and companies from across the globe participate at this mega U.S. Land Forces Warfare annual event.


World-Leading Innovative Land Warfare
Held every October in Washington, D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting is the largest Land Power Exposition and professional development forum in North America. The AUSA Annual Meeting consists of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent Military and National Security subjects, workshops and important AUSA business meetings and networking opportunities for companies.


The Association of U.S. Army (AUSA) 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held from 3rd to 5th October 2016 at the Washington Convention Centre in Washington D.C. The three-day Land Forces Warfare exposition will have about 600 Industry and Military exhibits occupying a very large exhibit space. Presentations on the state of the U.S. Army and related Defence and Homeland Security subjects will be delivered by senior U.S. Army and U.S. Dept. of Defense and Industry representatives.


Each year nearly 30,000 attendees, including senior leaders from the U.S. Army, DoD and Congress, as well as foreign dignitaries participate in the AUSA Annual Meet. The expo provided a unique opportunity to showcase Defence & Homeland Security Industry products and services to key Army & DoD decision-makers, discover new developments in defence technology and to meet the global defence community.


With about 600 Army & Industry exhibitors, the AUSA in recent years has had many attendees including  the Vice President of the U.S., the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Army. Professional development fora are held throughout the three days for Soldiers, NCOs, Officers, Army members, and Industry executives. Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) has worked to support all aspects of National Security, while advancing the interests of America’s Army.


Amongst the major industry exhibits of world leaders featuring throughout the Convention Center, including the U.S. Army exhibit, which features the U.S. Army priorities, initiatives for the future and highlights the capabilities of soldiers, civilians and units. The U.S. Army designated assembly areas on the exhibit floors are to facilitate key engagements among industry and key officials. At AUSA , the international exhibitors showcase their brands and latest products to large number of Military attendees. One stays ahead of industry trends by discovering the latest new developments in Defence technology, expanding their networking and to connect with the global industry.


AUSA 2016 has dozens of Professional Development events, Seminars and Presentations during this event including: AUSA Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) Contemporary Military Forums; AUSA Military Family Forums; Sergeant Major of the Army NCO and Soldier Forum; Small Business Forum; Warrant Officer Professional Development Seminar; Army National Guard Seminar; Chief, Army Reserve Seminar; Pre-Retirement/Survivor Benefit Plan Briefing; and numerous International Networking events. There is also the Department of the Army Civilian Professional Development Seminar.
With over 26,000 attendees expected from around the world, 600 displays in five halls located on both levels of the Walter  E. Washington Convention Center, with above 250,000 net square feet of display space.


AUSA 2016 has ten International Pavilions: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Korea, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, besides the new AUSA Homeland Security Pavilion; Small Business Pavilion; Veterans Career Hiring Pavilion organised by the American Freedom Foundation.


The U.S. Army display with multiple messages set up by TRADOC; the Army Warriors Corner – including presentations from senior personnel supporting key Army Themes; Army Acquisition Rally Point – occupied by ASA(ALT) personnel for meetings/visits and outreach. Installations, Energy & Environment (IEE) Rally Point, etc.
Attendees in recent years have included the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Army, and Director of the FBI, etc.
AUSA Professional Development Forums are held throughout the three days for soldiers, NCOs, officers, Army family members, and industry executives.


Visitor Profile: There were 26,101 people from around the world at the 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting. Out of 17,618 attendees, 22% were active military and 78% were civilian. Out of 8,483 exhibitors registered, 5.5% were active military and 94.5% were civilian, with 2,202 international participants. 70 countries sent a Military/Government VIP or a representative, including foreign attaches.


Diverse and Robust Participation: Congressional Staffers – 271; Senior Executive Service personnel; Department of Defense representatives; 1,000’s of active duty military personnel. Numerous companies and organisations present their components, equipment, systems, platforms and innovative solutions.


AUSA Homeland Security Pavilion
Once again, the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition features the Homeland Security Pavilion, which includes a display from DHS and providing opportunity for AUSA members and non-member organisations that currently support the Homeland Security Mission to display their products and services within the pavilion. AUSA works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Army to create programming on the many challenges facing the U.S., the requirements and capabilities of meeting these challenges, and how Inter-Agencies will work together to resource necessities.


The Homeland Security Pavilion gives AUSA members and non-member organisations the opportunity to exhibit their products and services alongside a display from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. AUSA waives the membership requirement for interested non-member organisations that display solutions for: Aviation Security; Maritime Security; Mass Transit Security; Critical Infrastructure Security; Cyber Security; CBRN; Border Security; Counter-Threat Intelligence; Public Safety & Emergency Response.


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Pavilion will showcase DHS missions and capabilities from across the Department in multiple exhibits. Program managers and subject matter experts will be available to discuss DHS requirements and technologies, including some exhibiting in the pavilion, in the areas of Aviation Security, Biometrics, Border Security, Cyber, Forensics, Immigration, Research and Development, Security, Wearable technologies and talent acquisition. Organisations in the Pavilion will include:  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Cyber Security and Communications (NPPD/CS&C); Science and Technology Directorate; Transportation Security Administration (TSA); U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); U.S. Customs and Border Protection; United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); United States Secret Service, etc.


International Participation
The AUSA Annual Meeting is truly an international event. Thousands of visitors from around the world participate each year. Besides the National Pavilions, many other countries are also represented by companies that have individual displays including Denmark, Hong Kong, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Norway and the UAE, to name a few. In addition, representatives from around the world lead their delegations. The following countries were represented at AUSA 2015: Austria, Australia, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UAE and UK.

Leading International Exhibitors
AAR Mobility Systems, ADS Group, Aerojet Rocketdyne, AeroVironment, Airborne Systems, Airbus Defence & Space, Airbus Helicopters, Alaska Structures, Alcoa Defense,  Allison Transmission, AM General, Ametek, Amphenol, ATI, Orbital ATK, Team Defence Australia, Aviall, Codan Radio Communications, Avon Protection, B/E Aerospace, BAE Systems, Ball Aerospace & Technologies, Barco, Barrett Firearms, Bell Helicopter Textron, Beretta, Boeing, Bose, CamelBak, CAMSS Shelters, Canadian Pavilion, Caterpillar, CEIA USA, Chemring, Cobham, Colt Defense, Comrod, Cummins, Curtiss-Wright, Day & Zimmermann, Denel Land Systems, Donaldson Co., Drash, DRS, DSM Dyneema, Eaton, Elbit Systems of America, ESRI, Falck Schmidt Defence Systems, Faun Trackway, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, FLIR Systems Inc., FNH USA, Foerster, GICAT, General Atomics, General Dynamics, General Dynamics Information Technology, General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems, GE Aviation, German Pavilion, Heckler & Koch, Harris, HDT Global, Honeywell, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Invisio, iRobot, Israel Military Industries (IMI), Israel Pavilion, RADA, SIBAT, JCB Defence, John Deere, Kearfott Corporation, KMW, Kongsberg, Korean Pavilion, KVH Industries, L-3 Communications, Laser Shot,  Lockheed Martin, Meggitt, Miltope, Motorola Solutions, MTU, NAMMO, Navistar Defense, Northrop Grumman, Oshkosh, Panasonic, Pearson Engineering, Pelican Products, Perkins, Photonis, Plasan, Point Blank, Polaris, Poongsan, Pratt & Whitney/ATEC, QinetiQ North America, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Raytheon, Revision, Rheinmetall, Roketsan, Saab, Siemens, SIG Sauer, Sikorsky, Smith & Wesson, Surefire, TE Connectivity, Teledyne Brown, Telephonics, Tencate Advanced Armor, Textron Inc., Textron Systems, Thales Communications, Theon Sensors, Trijicon, Ultra Electronics, UK Pavilion, United Technologies Corporation (UTC), UTC Aerospace Systems, Vectronix, Verint, ViaSat, etc. participate at AUSA.


AUSA Highlights
AUSA is always packed with informative sessions, thought-provoking discussions and a myriad of impressive products and services displayed on the show floors. Mentioned are a few of the initiatives at the event. At AUSA, there will be above 600 exhibitors from around the world on both levels of the Convention Center, featuring the latest Land platforms, U.S. Army Projects, technology systems and services for the United States and other Military Forces.


INNOVATOR’S CORNER –  The Innovator’s Corner, part of an AUSA initiative, is designed to identify innovative technologies/approaches to address U.S. Army’s top challenges and provide a forum to encourage dialogue between Industry, Academia and Military stakeholders from Land and Airborne Forces. Innovator’s Corner is a showcase for new technology and ideas, has a three-day run, with discussions about things like Lightweight, Unattended Surveillance Systems, ways to reduce blank-fire accidents, several novel power systems, and resupplying with the use of Autonomous Vehicles.


Innovator’s Corner participants have an opportunity to present innovative approaches to existing and future challenges; Learn and understand the culture within the U.S. Department of Defense; Gain insights on doing business with the U.S. Department of Army; Receive invaluable feedback from the community of interest; and establish new networks with Government, Military & Defence Industries.


U.S. ARMY EXHIBIT –  The U.S. Army exhibit showcases the U.S. Army's ideas for the current and Future Force, leader development, and the Army Profession. It also showcases “The Warrior’s Corner”, which has a series of Presentations from U.S. Soldiers, Civilians, and Industry Leaders from around the ‘Total Army’. An AUSA Veterans Pavilion features organisations dedicated to help veterans and their families. Warriors to the Workforce Career Hiring Event bring together major U.S. companies to profile their services and provide employment opportunities in industry as well.


Small Business Pavilion: Some 80 companies sign up to exhibit in the Small Business Pavilion, which is dedicated specifically to providing a series of Educational and Networking Sessions to help increase the knowledge base of small businesses on how to successfully do business with the U.S. Army & Marines and prime contractors.


Now, a more complicated world means that threats are much more diverse and difficult to deal with, especially the so-called hybrid threats, where a foe combines insurgent tactics with advanced Military Hardware and Communications Systems. To ensure an Army is ready, the Service might have to shrink. Army Readiness has got to keep constantly improving. The U.S. Army is facing the reality of shrinking resources. Hard but necessary choices must be made to keep the Army relevant for long and short-term missions. An Army has to make sure it has well-trained and well-led troops. It must develop new capabilities to fight across the spectrum of conflict - from a head-to-head confrontation with a great power to counter-insurgency operations, which cannot be forgotten. Future missions might mean the U.S. Army adapts to the challenges by using its Air Defences to harden friendly bases against attacks.  The U.S. Army's Artillery and Missiles might be able to strike at targets deep behind enemy lines or provide cover to friendly Forces. Apache Gunships are flying from U.S. Navy Ships, and often are being paired with Unmanned Aircraft. The U.S. Army Transformation is continuing.


Big Opening Day for AUSA 2016
Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker: Eric K. Fanning, Secretary of the Army; Speaker: GEN David G. Perkins, Commanding General United States Army, Training and Doctrine Command; Speaker: GEN Dennis L. Via, Commanding General United States Army, Materiel Command.
"Leadership in a Digital Age" Panelists: MAJ Joe Byerly, Editor and Creator of From the Green Notebook, LTC Drew Steadman, Editor and Creator of The Military Leader.
"Readiness for Today's Complex World"; "Modernisation – Addressing Today’s Threat & Ensuring Tomorrow’s Readiness; “Perspectives from Government and Industry", Lead Speaker: Katharina McFarland, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology); Facilitator: Thomas Russel, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research and Technology).
Chapter Presidents and Delegates Workshop: The Sergeant Major of the Army’s Professional Development Forum Army Small Business Seminar - Speakers:  Eric K. Fanning, Secretary of the Army, GEN Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff, United States Army.
Contemporary Military Forum "Multi-Domain Battle: Ensuring Joint Force Freedom of Action in Future War", Lead Speaker: LTG H. R. McMaster, Jr., Deputy Commanding General, Futures/Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. Panelists: Janine A. Davidson, Under Secretary of the United States Navy; Lt. Gen. Robert S. Walsh, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration; MG Eric J. Wesley, Commanding General, United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning; MG Fergus “Gus” McLachlan, Head of Army Modernisation and Strategic Planning, Australian Army; Discussant: GEN Robert B. Brown, Commanding General, United States Army Pacific.
“Installations: The Army’s Platform for Readiness”, Lead Speaker: Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment).
"Southwest Border Security: An Operational Approach", Lead Speaker: COL Celestino T. Perez, Jr., Ph.D, G5, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, United States Army North; Speaker: LTG Charles D. Luckey, Chief, Army Reserve, Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command.
“Soldier Readiness”, Lead Speaker: SMA Daniel A. Dailey, Sergeant Major of the Army.
“The Army Strategic Plan: Preparing for the Future”, Lead Speaker: LTG Joseph Anderson, Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Army.
“Threats in the 2030 Operating Environments”, Lead Speaker: LTG Robert P. Ashley, Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, United States Army.
“The Future of Army Public-Private Partnerships and Cyberspace ”, Lead Speaker: LTG Edward C. Cardon, Commanding General, United States Army Cyber Command and Second Army.


PEO Ground Combat Systems
The U.S. Army's Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems, along with its four Project Managers (Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle, Main Battle Tank Systems and Stryker Brigade Combat Team), provide an update on Combat Vehicle Development efforts with a focus on delivering capabilities in the areas of lethality, mobility and protection. The PEO Ground Combat Systems, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicles, Stryker Combat Vehicle & Main Battle Tank Systems are also displayed at AUSA. The updates focuss on Combat Vehicle platform modernisation, developing capabilities to adapt to current and future threats, delivering capabilities in the areas of lethality, mobility and protection, and ongoing efforts to sustain the critical industrial base.


Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER Helicopter On Static Display at AUSA
The S-97 RAIDER helicopter will be on static display once again at AUSA. Sikorsky’s rigid coaxial rotor prototype RAIDER helicopter is designed to demonstrate game-changing combination of maneuverability, hoverability, range, speed, endurance and survivability. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company.


The aircraft displayed  is one of two prototypes in the RAIDER helicopter programme, based at Sikorsky's Development Flight Center (DFC). The aircraft is undergoing flight testing. In addition, test activities of many hours have been conducted to date on a Transmission System Test Bed (TSTB), supporting the endurance testing on the drive system components and positioning the RAIDER for more robust flight demonstration work. Envelope expansion includes achieving higher flight speeds, a higher load factor, and reaching greater altitudes. The aircraft has exceeded expectations in early flight testing, affirming the technology and its potential for executing the future missions of Armed Reconnaissance, Special Operations, and Light Attack or Assault. For our customers who haven't seen the aircraft yet, it does help to give them a hands-on experience with the RAIDER aircraft, bringing them closer to envisioning the possibilities that are becoming reality.


The aircraft, which has undergone several upgrades since its maiden flight, has completed several take-offs and landings, low-speed flight in all cardinal directions, and the first run-on landings. The RAIDER helicopter programme is part of the portfolio of Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organisation within Sikorsky Aircraft's Research & Engineering Division.


The S-97 RAIDER helicopter is in a very exciting phase of flight testing, as the aircraft responds to the innovative engineering that makes this aircraft so remarkable. The flight test programme has been accelerated and with each successful flight, Sikorsky learns more and validates what it already knew. Sikorsky launched the S-97 RAIDER helicopter programme in September 2010, with objectives of maturing the Collier-Award Winning X2 rotorcraft configuration and demonstrating a helicopter that meets current U.S. Army Special Operations and Armed Reconnaissance needs, while maturing technologies for Future Vertical Lift (FVL). The programme is 100 percent industry-funded by Sikorsky Aircraft and its 53 Industry Partners. Based on the X2 coaxial rotor design, the RAIDER helicopter is capable of being developed into a unique Multi-Mission configuration that is able to carry six troops and external weapons. The coaxial counter-rotating main rotors and pusher propeller are expected to provide cruise speeds up to 240 knots (276 mph).


Imagine a Next-Generation Attack Helicopter platform so advanced that it can reach speeds more than 220 knots, flying as high as 10,000 feet in 95° heat. The S-97 Raider helicopter is proving out the technology now in its flight test programme and is poised to revolutionise Next-Generation Military Aviation. The Raider aircraft Multi-Mission capabilities will meet both conventional U.S. Army and Special Operations future requirements in a variety of combat roles. Sikorsky Aircraft has invested in the X2 Technology to illustrate its commitment to developing future capabilities that are achievable and affordable.


In addition to the RAIDER aircraft, Sikorsky's AUSA exhibits include highlights of the Black Hawk Helicopter and the Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMRTD) programmes. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Connecticut, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service.


Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator
In August 2014, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Boeing were selected to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 programme, paving the way for the Next-Generation of Vertical Lift Aircraft. The U.S. Army Aviation Technology Directorate selected the Sikorsky-Boeing team to continue the development of the SB>1 Defiant, a Medium-Lift Helicopter configured to Sikorsky’s X2 Coaxial Design, through flight testing. First flight for the SB>1 Defiant programme is expected in 2017.


Rafael Displays Trophy Active Protection System on Oshkosh M-ATV
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., developer and manufacturer of TROPHY APS, the world's only operational and combat-proven Active Protection System for Armoured Vehicles, displays its lighter, TROPHY LV (Light Vehicle) on an Oshkosh Defense M-ATV Base (SXB) 4X4 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle at AUSA. The Oshkosh M-ATV is a superior MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) Vehicle. The Rafael Trophy LV solution enables greatest level of protection, hostile fire detection and greater lethality increasing operational capabilities and allowing troops to carry out missions with greater flexibility, maneuverability and confidence.


Trophy is a family of Situational Awareness and Active Protection Hard Kill Systems that operate in three major stages: Threat detection and threat tracking, followed by hard kill countermeasure activation and threat neutralisation.  The operational requirement to equip Armoured Vehicles with an APS is dictated by the growing proliferation of advanced Anti- Armour Weapons. Trophy-LV has the proven capability to defeat advanced threats coupled with handling all safety considerations of an Autonomous Shooting System, an issue that has raised concerns among potential customers for many years.


Trophy-LV APS capabilities have benefitted from decades of experience at Rafael, developing and integrating APSs. The principles supporting Trophy LV are similar to those of Trophy HV, an APS which is currently in a fielding process in a third IDF Combat Brigade. Trophy HV has so far saved several soldiers' lives, ever since its first deployment in August 2009 and especially in operation "Protective Edge" (Summer 2014), where numerous Anti-Armour threats were launched at Merkava IV Tanks equipped with Trophy - none of these potentially lethal attacks caused casualties to IDF troops.


The downscaled Trophy-LV offers a cost-effective, 360º protection, easy integration, minimal risk of collateral damage, outstanding performance at a fraction of the weight, coupled with the highest level of kill probability.


In addition to Trophy LV, the Oshkosh M-ATV was fitted with a Rafael Samson Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RWS).  Samson provides military users with enhanced capability not only in survivability, but affording them greater lethality, derived from Trophy-LV's Hostile Fire Detection (HFD) capabilities, coupled with, the world's top-of-the-line RWS, Globally integrated on thousands of fielded Ground and Naval Platforms in over 25 countries, Rafael's Samson Family of Advanced Remote Weapon Stations (RWS), capitalises on extensive combat experience with a deep understanding of emerging military needs. The Samson Family is offered in six land configurations. Samson RWS support diverse, interchangeable Weapons and Sensors including 5.56/7.62/12.7/30 mm Machine Guns, 40 mm Automatic Grenade Launchers, Anti-Tank Missiles, Observation Pods, and Non-Lethal capabilities.


Elbit Systems’ High Mobility Lethality Solutions
As the United States Army faces the new challenges of an increasingly capable enemy, Elbit Systems of America and its parent company Elbit Systems Ltd. are investing heavily in Research and Development to give the soldier the decided advantage in this new and complex environment. Providing Integrated and Networked Solutions that leverage technical and operational expertise.


A world leader in improving lethality and survivability, Elbit Systems of America highlights its Lightweight Remote Weapon Station (RWS-L). This RWS-L provides precise performance in a small package for harsh battlefield conditions. Elbit Systems of America's larger-caliber Remote Weapon Station (RWS-H) is providing increased lethality and accurate firing for high-mobility Combat Vehicles.Both Weapon Stations feature a low silhouette and are fully remote to enhance crew protection and survivability. The RWS-H configuration includes the addition of a co-axial Machine Gun, Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, Smoke Grenade Launchers, an independent Commander's Weapon Sight, Laser Warning System, and Ballistic Armour Protection with minimal equipment inside the vehicle.


For precise targeting, the warfighter counts on solutions that leverage advances in Laser and Optical technologies, such as the Enhanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller Laser Target Designator (EJTAC LTD). The light-weight Laser Designator/Rangefinder, at less than five pounds, is a foot mobile solution for guidance of munitions and a laser hand-off to aircraft. Featuring a digital magnetic compass and near Infrared Laser Pointer, the EJTAC LTD is effective during both day and night missions. While weapons protect the warfighter, intelligence gathering is just as important.         - Anita Mal