The Rotorcraft and Unmanned Systems Asia trade fair 2017 was a success despite some imperfections
The Rotorcraft and Unmanned Systems Asia trade fair that opened its doors in April 18-20 at the Changi Exhibition Center next to the Airport of Singapore, was a success for not only its organization but for the presence of around 55 international and local companies from 42 countries, but there were problems at the delegation and professional level.
LAAD 2017: Brazilian Defense Minister announces a decrease in defence budgets
By Joseph Roukoz, David Oliver, Jean-Michel Guhl
LAAD Defence & Security 2017 which took place at the Riocentre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the largest and most important events of its kind in Latin America.
From the outset, it was admitted that 2017 would be a challenging year for the defence sector in Brazil. The Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces delivered updated versions of the National Defence Policy and the National Defence Strategy which will result in a slowdown in defence spending. In addition, the Federal Government has already announced, for example, a US$141.1 million investment in the Border Integrated Monitoring System and the March 2017 launch of the geostationary Communications and Defence satellite.
SOFINS 2017 : a third venue and a much larger show
By Jean-Michel Guhl
Quite exceptionally blessed by a mild and sunny early spring weather, the third edition of SOFINS — or Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar — which now has expanded to a real military show, however remains quite confidential, both by its inherent nature, a selected number of visitors and guests, and by the fact that it is located way outside of Bordeaux at the Camp de Souge in the Landes pine forest, the present home of the 13e Régiment de Dragons Parachutistes or 13e RDP which is one of the main constitutives units of the Commandement des Opérations Spécial…