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Dr. Alix Valenti

Dr. Alix Valenti
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CERBERE Is Watching You

Thales plans to commence deliveries of its CERBERE land warfare simulation system to the French Army from 2019, the firm has told armadainternational.com. The news follows the announcement on 19th January that the firm had been awarded the contract to upgrade the instrumentation for the...

Print me a UAV!

As the Royal Navy seeks to replace its Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), armadainternational.com talks to experts from the University of Southampton, about 3D (Three Dimensional) printed UAVs, and what they can bring to military operations. In the second quarter of 2016, Southampton University,...

There’s a Spy Ranger waiting in the sky

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Thales plans to deliver 70 of its new Spy Ranger Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to the French Army between 2018 and 2019, the firm has told armadainternational.com. Pascal Sécretin, responsible for UAV products at Thales, argues that this new aircraft is particularly suited to supporting...

Norwegian Frigate Modernisation

Fridtjof Nansen class
Kongsberg will perform an overarching upgrade of the Combat Management Systems (CMSs) equipping the Sjøforsvaret (Royal Norwegian Navy) ‘Fridtjof Nansen’ class frigates. Following the announcement by the company in November 2016 that it would modernise the CMSs onboard these ships, Kongsberg shared details with...

Camcopter to the Rescue

S-100 Camcopter
In November, Schiebel’s S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) finished its third mission with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) charity assisting the rescue of stranded refugees in the Mediterranean fleeing war-torn North African and Middle Eastern areas. The S-100 has been providing support...

Cleaning up the Sea Bed

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The recent Euronaval exhibition held this October in Paris saw France and the UK officially launch the Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) project. The project is being managed under the auspices of OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en Matiere d’Armement/Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) which...

Poland’s Leopard Upgrade Advances

leopard-rheinmetall
Rheinmetall expects to complete its programme to upgrade Poland’s Rheinmetall Leopard-2A4 Main Battle Tanks by October 2020, the company has disclosed. On 28 December 2015, Rheinmetall signed a contract with Poland for the upgrade of 128 Leopard-2A4 MBTs which will include the option for an...

Zodiac Mindwarp

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French Navy commandos have already received ten of their 15 new commando craft on order with Zodiac Milpro. How are these new craft comparing to their predecessors? A source speaks to armadainternational.com. In 2014, the French General Armaments Directorate, which overseas the country’s military procurement,...

Hawkeye Specifics

More details have reached armadainternational.com regarding the new Mandus/AM General Hawkeye 105mm self-propelled howitzer unveiled at the October Association of the United States Army exhibition held in Washington DC. The Hawkeye is a 2200-pound (1000-kilogram) self-propelled howitzer that: “thanks to its reduced weight, well below...

Italian Navy PPA Update

Fincantieri is currently building two multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Italian Navy as part of the navy’s modernisation initiative. Armadainternational.com discussed the new OPV with Fincantieri’s head of platform development. The future Pattugliatori Polifunzionali d’Altura (PPA/Multipurpose OPV): “is designed to be able to...

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