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** Official Media Partner: AERO INDIA 2017: 3 OFFICIAL SHOW DAILIES & 2 OFFICIAL SHOW MAGAZINE SPECIAL ISSUES **; Official Media Partner: LIMA 2017 MALAYSIA SHOW PREVIEW - 15 MARCH 2017 SPECIAL ISSUE - AERO INDIA & IDEX REPORTS **         INDIA’s Leading & Oldest DEFENCE & Aerospace Magazine - 48th Year in Defence Publishing:43rd Year of Monthly Publication       

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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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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ARUP RAHA

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, Rafale MMRCAs, LCA Tejas, C-17s, C-130Js, Do-228s, Avro replacement with C295 MTAs, ALH Dhruv, LCH, Mi-17V5s, Heavy-Lift & Attack Helicopters, AEW&C, various types of Radars, Weapons and SAGW Systems, either being inducted or in final stages of contract negotiations. Chanakya Interviewed AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ARUP RAHA, CHAIRMAN CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE (COSC) & CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF (CAS), who covered almost all the IAF programmes, including Fighters & Weapons, AWACS/AEW&Cs, Refuellers, Trainers, Transporters, etc. We feature the Exclusive Interview of the Air Chief with Chanakya:

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ARUP RAHA, CHAIRMAN, CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE, & CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF: “IAF at Threshold of Acquiring Multi-Spectrum Strategic Capabilities”
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, R...
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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

VICE ADMIRAL R. K. PATTANAIK, DY. CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF, INDIAN NAVY

“Naval Air Arm is Poised for Significant Growth”
The Indian Naval Aviation Wing provides the Navy with crucial Air Power & Support at Sea. With two Carrier Task Groups being envisaged for both Coasts, VICE ADMIRAL R. K. PATTANAIK, DY. CHIEF OF THE ...
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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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25th EURONAVAL 2016 SHOW PREVIEW

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 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.


Euronaval is one of the most important events on the Naval and Maritime Industry calendar. Euronaval has traditionally covered missions ranging from Naval sovereignty to State actions at Sea and Maritime Safety & Security, including the enforcement of public order at Sea, Marine, Maritime & fisheries policing and Maritime & Coastal Surveillance, etc.
Euronaval is also a leading event for Naval Drone (UXV) manufacturers and Satellite applications, including Communications, Navigation, Weather, Defence and Security. The Conference programme includes debates on the safe and secure use of the seas for Civil and Military purposes.


Euronaval presents Surface Combatants, Submarines, Fast Commando Craft with their Weapons and Equipment, Surface and Underwater Drones, Naval Aircraft, AUSVs (Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicles), as well as new concepts, particularly for Stealth. Of particular note this time is the entry of Japan and China into the list of exhibiting Nations. The 2016 Edition of Euronaval confirms its status as one of the best events in the agenda of key players in the international market of Naval Defence and Maritime Security.


Successful 25th Edition
The Euronaval trade show has been taking place in Paris/Le Bourget since its creation in 1968. This year it will celebrate its 25th Edition from the 17th to 21st October. This unique international event, organised every even-numbered year in the French capital, is the meeting place for the latest technologies in Naval Defence and Maritime Safety and Security.


Of the 110 nations that purchase Naval Equipment, more than 70 accepted the French Government’s invitation to come and discover what was on offer in the six most relevant activity sectors: Naval Defence, Maritime Environment, Transport and Infrastructures, Maritime Safety and Security, Services and Naval Research & Engineering.


With the presence of a number of prestigious guests including several Defence Ministers, Ambassadors, Navy Chiefs of Staff,  Delegations of Coast Guards and Defence Attachés, Euronaval is the most important international event for contractors and influencers in a market valued at more than 40 Billion Euros, solely for Naval Defence Construction. This French biennial event is an Industrial and Technological showcase of excellence in the domains of industry and technology, and is a unique opportunity for discussions on questions of Maritime Security and Geopolitics.


At Euronaval’s 25th Edition, the event sees a  10%  increase  in the number of new companies registering for the exhibition,  despite a strained economic  context.  Among  the  newcomers  are  Aselsan  (Turkey),  Austal  (Australia),  Elbit Systems  Ltd. (Israël), Israël Shipyards (Israël), Libervit (France), Palfinger  Marine (Austria), Shox (Canada), etc.
The French Navy, renowned for its operational expertise and the quality of its Vessels and Equipment will once again provide a  significant contribution to the prestige and content of the Exhibition, having invited Offical Delegations to attend, with insitu  demonstrations of materials on sea-proven ships.


One of the main trends emerging for this 2016 Edition is the keen interest shown  by Maritime Nations for purchasing Coastal Surveillance Vessels, such as Off-Shore Patrol Vessels, Intermediate-size Corvettes or Frigates. The other major trend is the determination of a number of countries to develop their Submarine Fleets, with acquisition projects in progress in Australia, Sweden, Poland, Norway, India and Indonesia.


Among the new products presented at the exhibition,  Euronaval will be displaying Commando Vessels with their Weapons and Equipment, Surface Drones and Submarines, Aircraft, AUSV (Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicles). New concepts,  in particular those related to Stealth operations, will also be on  show. Today Euronaval is one of the most important Naval Defence events in the world.


Positive International Context
Military Naval Construction is not doing too badly. This  Industrial Sector is less sensitive to the global economic crisis than  Civil Construction, which itself needs to be considered sector by  sector. Certain Sectors such as Cruise Ship Construction are experiencing a period of increased order demand.


Military Naval Construction and Security is directly dependent on the evolution of international relations and global security  levels. At this time when the risk of terrorism is added to regional  tensions and territorial and economic revendications at sea, a number of Maritime countries are legitimately choosing to strengthen their Navy’s Equipment Economic Maritimisation and international  trade are also accompanied by an increased need for Surveillance and Protection of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), of shipping routes and Coastal or Port/harbour zones.
Maritime Nations are thus confronted with an imperative need to reinforce their assets in terms of Naval Surveillance.

There is also the need to invest funds to equip themselves with blue water Navies, with Air-Sea Surveillance and intervention capacities and an increase in offers of Submarines. It has become clear that the  number of Submarines programmes has substantially increased across the world  in the last few years.  


40 Billion Dollar Yearly Market
On a global scale, the Military Naval Sector alone represents around 40 Billion Dollars, corresponding to delivieries of Defence Vessels alone. The American market is stable and remains the largest, with approximately 12 Billion Dollars per year. This is followed by India, Australia and the Far East, all on the rise, with figures close to 12 Billion Dollars, not including future Submarine contracts. The China-Russia block is showing strong growth and represents some 8 Billion Dollars of investments each year.  


Development of Export and Competition: Export markets are consequently growing too. From the Asia-Pacific Region, the American continent and the Middle East through to Africa, order prospects are very strong, from heavily armed large warships to small  Fast Patrol Boats, covering the whole range of Surface and Submarine Naval capacities as well as Maritime Surveillance.


While Naval export has long been the prerogative of European Naval Industries, today the market is more broadly shared. The United States do not export a great deal, while China and South Korea have become major actors in the Maritime Sector.


Turkey and Japan are also increasing their share of the export market for Naval materials, and  the presence of the Japanese Industry in contests for Submarine Force Equipment is an important indication of this.  


Highly Valued for Specialisation
In the context of Global Ocean Militarisation, the Naval Sector Industries appreciate major strategic events where the presentation of their products and innovations are brought to the attention of decision-makers and purchasers from Navies across the globe. Euronaval has become an unmissable event for those who design, produce and equip Navies of the future.


Since its creation in 1968, Euronaval has been exclusively  devoted to Naval Defence and Maritime Security. This specialisiation in the Naval Sector allows it to attract the most astute industrial and State experts, and to offer a privileged venue  for supply and demand of all types of Aircraft Carriers, Ship Equipment, Naval Aircraft, Maritime Helicopters and Drones that meet the wide range of demanding operational needs of those Coastal States concerned for their Defence and Security.


One of the highlights of the Exhibition will be the opening address “Together for Safe and Secure Oceans”, co-organised by the GICAN, the EDA (European Defence Agency), the EUISS (European Union Institute  for  Security  Studies)  and  the  IRSEM  (Institute  for  Strategic  Research),  giving  key  French  and international personalities the opportunity to debate the new challenges faced in Defence and Security at and from the sea.


Euronaval’s strength is its specialisation, dealing exclusively with Naval, Naval Aviation and Submarine matters. Delegations are essentially made up of sailors and experts of maritime operations. The whole world knows this, and this is why the whole world will be present at the 25th Euronaval 2016 as well.


Main Market Trends and Key Figures
The desire of a number of countries to develop their Submarine Fleets, with important acquisition projects underway in Australia, India, Poland, Norway, the Netherlands and Indonesia. The high level of interest from Maritime Nations for the aquisition of Coastal Surveillance Vessels, Open Sea Patrol Vessels, Intermediate-sized Corvettes and Frigates, etc. The development of Surface  and Submarine Drones, Aircraft, AUSV (Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicles), UUVs/ROVs, and newer concepts in relation to Stealth Technologies designs, etc. are the new market trends.
The worldwide New Vessel Order Book now is about US$ 150 Billion from the Military Sector, plus US$ 270 Billion from the Civil Sector.


European Order Book (excluding  Russia): US$ 36 Billion  from the Military Sector (24% of global figures), plus US$ 60 Billion from the Civil Sector (22% of global figures), i.e. US$ 96 Billion in total (23% of global figures). It should be noted that European figures are rising strongly, representing close to one quarter of the world’s Naval activities.  
French Order Book: US$ 12 Billion from the Military Sector (8% of global figures and 33% of European) plus US$10 Billion from the Civil Sector (3% of global figures and 17% of European, with letters of intent in progress), i.e. US$ 22 Billion in total (5.2% of global figures and 23% of European).


In the estimates of annual activity values for new Naval Defence Constructions; the main countries can be ranked as follows: USA, a stable market, still the leader with US$ 12 Billion per year. A group “India,  Australia, Middle-East without China”, representing around US$ 12 Billion as well with an increasing tendency, especially when Submarine negotiations are considered.


An European market (without Russia) - stable - between US$ 10 and 11 Billion. And lastly, China and Russia, representing around US$ 3 to 4 Billion each per year.


Euronaval 2016 Highlights
With 391 exhibitors (vs 355 in 2014) i.e. an 10% increase,  from 34 Nationalities including France (vs 28 in 2014); 56% of exhibitors from abroad (vs 55% in 2014); 15,000 sqm of exhibition space, with two new exhibiting Nations: Denmark and Japan.


94 countries representing the 5 continents and 4 international organisations officially invited by the French Ministry  of  Defence  and the exhibition organiser like Ministers, CEMM, DNA, Coast  Guards, Customs, etc. Euronaval 2016 is welcoming around 100 countries, exhibiting countries and international organisations included. 25,000 professional visitors are expected to attend, with 81 media partners, 400 accredited journalists, etc.


New Exhibitors:  Among  the  newcomers are Aselsan (Turkey), Austal (Australia), Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel), Eden (France),  Ferretti Security & Defence (Italy), Israël Shipyards (Israel),  Libervit (France), Palfinger Marine (Austria), Shox (Canada), Tokyo Keiki (Japan), etc.


Main representations by major countries: France 169, Germany 25, Italy 25, Australia 32, United Kingdom 22, Netherlands 16, USA 16, Brazil 13; with 10 National Pavilions, including: Germany, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Russia, USA & 4 Regional Pavilions: Brittany International Commerce, CCI Paris Île de France, EDEN Cluster and Pole Mer Méditerranée.


International Exhibitors
AIAD and MoD Italy; Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany; Aeronautical & General Instruments, UK; Airbus Defence & Space    Optronics GmbH, Germany; Almaz JSC, Russia; Amphenol, France; ARES Shipyard, Turkey; Areva TA, France; Atlas Elektronik GmbH, Germany; Austal, Australia; Babcock, UK; BAE Systems, UK; Baltic Shipyard, Russia; BMTI - Groupe Alcen, France; Caterpillar, France; CEA Technologies, Australia; Chanakya Aerospace, Defence & Maritime Review, India; Chemring Countermeasures, UK; Cilas, France; CMN - Constructions Mecaniques De Normandie, France; CNIM, France; Concern Oceanpribor JSC, Russia; Controp Precision Technologies, Israel; Cummins, France; Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, South Korea; Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Netherlands; Dassault Aviation, France; Dassault Systèmes, France; DCNS, France; Defense Conseil International (DCI), France; Deschamps, France; Direction Générale De La Gendarmerie Nationale, France; DSIT Solutions, Israel; ECA Group, France; ECA Robotics, France; ECA Sindel, Italy; ECA, France; Elettronica, Italy; ESRI, USA; Fincantieri, Italy; Italy; FIPA Group, Italy; FLIR Systems, USA; FN Herstal, Belgium; Fr. Luerssen Werft, Germany; GE Intelligent Platforms, UK; GE Marine, USA; Gem Elettronica, Italy; General Atomics, USA; GICAN, France; Hagenuk Marinekommunikation, Germany; Hamilton Jet EMEA, UK; HGH Infrared Systems, France; Hutchinson, France; Hyundai Heavy Industries, South Korea; IBR Sistemi, Italy; IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi, Italy; Indal Technologies, Canada; Insitu Inc., USA; Intermarine Spa, Italy; IRTS France; Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel; IXBlue, France; Johnson Controls, France; JSC Admiralty Shipyards, Russia; JSC Zvyozdochka, Russia; Kallman Worldwide, USA; Kelvin Hughes, UK; Kongsberg, Norway; L-3, Canada; Lacroix, France; Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Italy, Lockheed Martin, USA; Mactaggart Scott, UK; Man Diesel & Turbo, France; Marine Jet Power, UK; Marotta Controls, USA; MBDA, France; Medav, Germany; MKU Ltd., India; MSI Defence Systems Ltd, UK; MTU Friedrichshafen, Germany; NATO Support Agency, Luxembourg; Navantia, Spain; Navy BMD, USA; NBC Sys, France; Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security - NIDV, Netherlands; Nevskoye Design Bureau JSC, Russia; Nexter Systems, France; Palfinger, France; Panasonic France; Paul Boye Technologies, France; Piening Propeller, Germany; Piriou, France; Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Israel; Raytheon Company, USA; Renk AG, Germany; Rheinmetall Defence, Germany; RINA, Italy; Rosoboronexport, JSC, Russia; Rubin Central Design Bureau, Rostec State Corporation, Russia; Saab AB, Sweden; Safran Group, France; Schiebel, Austria; Schneider Electric, France; Severnoye Design Bureau, Russia; Shipyard Yantar, Russia; Sillinger, France; Singapore Technologies Engineering, Singapore; SKF Blohm + Voss, Germany; SMAC, France; SNEF (Brest), France; Society of Maritime Industries, UK;  Srednenevsky Shipbuilding, Russia; STX France, Subsea Tech, France; Survey Copter, France; TE Connectivity, France; Team Defence Australia; Tecknisolar - Seni, France; Terma AS, Denmark; Thales, France; ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH, Germany; TNO Defence, Safety & Security, The Netherlands; UKTI, UK; United Shipbuilding Corporation, Russia; Voith Turbo, France; Vulkan, France; Wärtsilä Corporation, Finland; Zelenodolsk Design Bureau, Russia; Zeppelin, France; ZF Friedrichshafen, Germany; Zodiac Milpro International, France.


Essence of Euronaval
Euronaval takes place over 5 days at the gateway to Paris and covers 15,000 square metres. Every two years it offers state  and private decision-makers from all over the world the most important international platform to familiarise themselves with the latest technoloigical innovations dedicated to Naval Defence and Maritime Security. On an international scale the demand for Naval Equipment has risen  sharply in the last few years and this biennial event meets this demand by bringing together the largest panel of industrialists, designers and suppliers of materials, simple or complex systems and associated services. Among the 110 Nations  around the world with sea borders, more than 70 countries have accepted the French Government’s invitation to visit the exhibition.


Key Trends for 2016
The growing awareness of the economic and geostrategic issues surrounding oceans over these  last few years  has  led  to  a  strong increase in the global demand for innovative Naval Defence  and Maritime Security Equipment, particularly in the Asia-Pacific Region, in Europe and the Middle East.


The key trends of these new demands can be found in the offers presented at this 25th Edition of Euronaval. The high level of interest from Maritime Nations for the acquisition of Coastal Surveillance Vessels, Sea Patrol Vessels, Corvettes and Frigates, Destroyers, LPDs, High-Speed Interceptors, Drones, Missiles, etc.


STATIC DISPLAY AREA
NH90 Helicopter - The NH90 NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) is a French twin-engine helicopter used by the French Navy. Developed by NHIndustries, it has been the replacement for the Super Frelon and the Lynx since 2015. It is versatile and flexible, and carries out a number of different missions: Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW), Counter-Terrorism, Government action at sea. It is designed to equip French Frigates and when needed, can also be deployed on Projection and Command Ships (BPC) or Aircraft Carriers. Twenty-seven Caiman Marine helicopters will be used to equip the French Navy and will be divided into two fleets. It should be noted that the NH90 also exists in a Land Version, the “Caiman”, deployed by the French Army Light Aviation (ALAT). The NH90 is the result of a European programme bringing together six countries. As a result of its success over 208 units have been exported.


ECUME - The ECUME, or Loadable Multi-Purpose Commando Boat, is a semi-rigid Multi-Purpose Vessel. It began being used to equip the Ponchardier Commando (Operational Support) in January 2016. Designed by Zodiac Milpro International, it is the replacement for the ETRACO/ Rapid Transport and Commando Action Boat. Thanks to its modular structure, the ECUME carries out a number of roles in different situations (Command, Fire Support, Assault ,etc.), hostage release, counter piracy operations, drug traffic interception are all missions it is entrusted with. Its development is particularly focused on interoperability, allowing the ECUME to be used on the principal vessels of the French Navy.  


ATL2 MPA - The Atlantique 2 is a Maritime Patrol Aircraft developed by Bréguet – Dassault Aviation. It is the direct descendant of the Bréguet Atlantic. Currently, the ATL2 is frequently used in Africa where it serves as backup to Ground Forces. The ATL2 has been in service for twenty or so years, and has undergone several retrofits. Integration of the MU90 Torpedo was completed in July 2014. A renovation operation is currently in progress, notably in order to install the Thales Searchmaster Radar. The ATL2 ensures the safety and support of the Strategic Operational Forces by escorting nuclear deterrent Submarines in the near Atlantic. It carries out Electronic Warfare and Intelligence Missions, takes part in force projection abroad in support of the deployed Naval Air Group, and also carries out public service missions. It is also involved in the fight against piracy and drug trafficking.


F21 Torpedo - The F21 Torpedo is intended to equip French Navy Submarines. This heavyweight system can destroy or neutralise Surface Ships or Submarines. Designed for Offshore and Coastal Operations, it can manoeuvre just as easily in shallow or deep waters. Its high degree of autonomy allows it to cover long distances. The first torpedoes are set to be delivered in 2017.  


Roll-Up Connectable Beaching Mats: Musthane presents its new-generation of Mustmove Beach Access, roll-up connectable beaching mats to prevent vehicles to be bugged in sand or in mud during amphibious operations. The range, designed and manufactured in France, after several years of Research and Development and a number of international patents, works effectively with all-wheeled vehicles in service in the French Army and has successfully come through a French Army Staff Armament Programmes Directorate assessment. It is part of the Mustmove range, offering Mobility Solutions developed by Musthane for the field of operations.


Nexter VBCI - VBCI is a fully mature and combat proven MOTS platform that is in service within the French Army since 2008 (630 delivered), and has been successfully deployed to Afghanistan, Lebanon, UAE, Mali and Central African Republic. The combat experience of VBCI has demonstrated the capacity of deployment over long distances (over 2,500km in 5 days in Mali) and its reliability in extreme conditions (>55°C). The 32 tons standard is fully qualified and being implemented in the French Army Fleet ensures future growth potential. Protection, mobility, firepower and reduced maintenance footprint are the key assets of VBCI, which stands as the combat-proven benchmark in the New-Generation 8X8 market.


Innovation Area
With SMEs shaping the Future of Naval Technologies, this exhibition area displays innovative SMEs projects that will shape the future of Naval capabilities. All projects were supported by the French Armament Procurement Agency (DGA).  The DGA invests over 730 Million Euros yearly in innovation, covering a large span of projects, from lab studies to prototype experimentations in an operational context. Visitors will have the possibility to meet both the SMEs and DGA representatives. Five SMEs will present their projects during a short Conference each day.


Short tutorials on defence related subjects such as export regulation or dual-use innovation support will also take place daily, led by DGA officials. Moreover, this area will be accessible for all SMEs to meet with representatives of the DGA, a B2B meeting area being made available to that end.


The GICAN is particularly involved in Innovation and Technologies of the future. It co-facilitates the Naval Solutions - “Tomorrow’s Transportation” programme with the State and the CORICAN (Orientation Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Naval Activities). These programmes and tools make it possible to focus Research and Innovation in line with the public policy strategy adapted by the Industry’s Strategic Committee and to contribute to development in French businesses, particularly SMEs. The GICAN leads technological roadmaps that group businesses together, including a number of innovative SMEs, focusing on issues that promote “Vessel for the Future” and “Safe, Smart, Clean and Economic Vessels”.


EURONAVAL 2016 PROGRAMME
Monday 17th October
12.00pm Opening of Euronaval
              Welcome for Official Delegations


Tuesday 18th October – Official Day
9.00am   Exhibition opens
              Welcome for Official Delegations
9.15am    Official Inauguration by the Minister of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian; Euronaval Trophy awards
               Visit by the French Minister of Defence
2.00pm  Opening Address: “Together for Safe and Secure Oceans”
7.00pm   Euronaval evening event (by invitation only)


Wednesday 19th October
10.00am  Opening of the BtoB Meetings (Private Area)
              Workshop – Morning theme: “Protection and Security of Port and Maritime Facilities”
2.00pm   Workshop – Afternoon theme: “Underwater Combat”
2.00pm   “Cyber Security Encounters in the Maritime Environment” (Lagoon Area)
5.00pm    BtoB meetings close


Thursday 20th October
10.00am   BtoB Meetings (Private Area)
                 Workshop – Morning theme: “Special Naval Operations”
2.00pm      Workshop  - Afternoon theme: “Naval Defence”
5.00pm      BtoB Meetings close


Friday 21st October
10.00am    BtoB Meetings (private area)
                   Workshop – Morning theme: “The Naval Sector in the Digital Age”
12.00pm     BtoB Meetings and Workshops close


October 18th 2016
“Together for Safe and Secure Oceans”
Open, safe and secure seas are vital for global prosperity and development. In an era of unprecedented globalisation, markets are increasingly interdependent, while Security challenges transcend national borders and traditional security prisms. The emergence of new actors, new capabilities, and new Security theatres has led to an increased militarisation of international waters and exacerbated existing geopolitical rivalries. Moreover, non-traditional Security threats – from Maritime Piracy, Terrorism, Mass Migration, illegal fishing and other criminal activities, to marine pollution, resource depletion and increasingly frequent natural disasters – represent additional challenges for the realm of Maritime Security.


Interconnected by nature, the global Maritime domain can only be secured through concerted efforts among all stakeholders – including public and private, as well as Civilian and Military actors. Effective cooperation and coordination need to be ensured not only at an inter-state level, but also between the various National Maritime Agencies – be it Navy, Coast Guards, Customs, as well as the private and non-governmental sector – in a comprehensive manner. Crises at sea are driven by, and inherently connected to, problems on land, and therefore need to be addressed in a holistic manner. All the above is reflected in the European Union’s 2014 Maritime Security Strategy (EUMSS), which represents one of the landmark documents for addressing the complex Maritime Security challenges of the 21st Century.


The opening colloquium of the Euronaval 2016 brings together leading personalities from across the broad spectrum of Maritime Security, to discuss the new challenges and how to address them in the most efficient and sustainable way possible.
2:00 – 2:10 pm Welcoming Remarks: Patrick Boissier, President, GICAN
2:10 - 2:30pm  Keynote Address, Antonio Missiroli, Director, EUISS
2:30-3:50 pm
“The Future of Maritime Security: Low-end Operations”
The global Maritime environment has become busier, more fragile, more contested, and more complex –a trend which is unlikely to change in the years to come. From enhancing Maritime Situational Awareness, Information-sharing, to Search and Rescue operations, and countering crime, the tasks and needs of Maritime Law Enforcement Agencies have never been more varied. How can the Maritime Industry respond to these changing needs in a proactive and flexible manner? What innovative technologies and approaches could contribute to keeping our seas safe, secure and open to all?   
4:00-5:20 pm
“The Future of Naval Warfare: High-end Operations”
Our current strategic environment is in flux. The emergence of new Naval Powers, technological capabilities, and hybrid warfare tactics, calls for a rethinking of traditional security approaches and operational capacities. While interests and geopolitics drive global security dynamics, preventing crises requires better coordination between the policy, military and industrial spheres. How can the Naval Industry anticipate the needs of Governments if diplomacy fails? What could be the ‘game changing’ technologies of the future? See it all at Euronaval 2016.