EDR Reports

The Colombian military-industrial complex

by David Oliver and Paolo Valpolini

Between 3000 and 4000 uniforms a day leave the factory of the Fondo Rotatorio de la Policia Nacional, downtown Bogotá. Overall the factory employs 1,200 workers, 90% of them female; but there is more behind the simple production of uniforms.

EDR Colombia

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Iveco DV celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Bolzano plant

by Paolo Valpolini

The facility in Bolzano that nowadays hosts Iveco Defence Vehicles HQ and main plant was inaugurated on 6 July 1937 by Mrs. Adele Lancia, as it was raised by Lancia which main plant were located in Turin. Initially a foundry, it soon became a comprehensive production facility, especially after WW II when beside the Lancia plant Officine Viberti created nearby a bodywork production plant.

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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.

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