EDR Reports

DCI celebrates 45 years of excellence

By Olga Ruzhelnyk

On the June 21, 2017, on the third day of the 52nd International Paris Air Show, a Défense Conseil International (DCI) invited us for a press conference at the DCI Chalet dedicated to the celebration of its 45th birthday. The conference was held by the CEO of DCI Jean-Michel Palagos with a presence of Deputy Director General Julia Maris, General Director of DCI-COFRAS Patrick Tanguy, Executive Vice-President Henri Rouby, Director of Innovations Armelle Le Veu Seroude, and Director of Communications Karine Leprêtre.



The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia: “We did not burn the bridges”.

By David Oliver

The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) is, until now, a little-known organisation but it is the powerful Russian government entity for military export policy and control.

Director of the FSMTC Mr. Dmitriy Shugaev.


The DCI’s CIF-PM: A Training Centre of Excellence for underwater and special operations

By Luca Peruzzi

During a two-days (‘Training Days’) presentation event held on 23-24 May at Saint-Mandrier near Toulon in Southern France, the Dèfense Conseil International’s (DCI) NAVFCO naval arm presented the latest capabilities of its Military Diver Training (CIF-PM) Centre of Excellence to current and potential foreign operators. The Centre has recently extended its training courses portfolio on military diving, deep-sea interventions and mine warfare operations with the support of French partner companies, contributing with innovative equipment.