Newsletter SDBR - October 11th, 2011

Newsletter SDBR - October 11th, 2011

The newsletter for October 11th, 2011, is available for download. Only in French.

In this issue you can read particularly an interview with Pascale Sourisse, who was then Senior Vice President, C4I Systems of Defense and Security at Thales, and an interview with Franck Greverie, who was then General Manager IT Security business at Thales ...

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MBDA showcases Tank Destroyer vehicle with PGZ at MSPO 2019

MBDA showcases Tank Destroyer vehicle with PGZ at MSPO 2019

MBDA and PGZ have unveiled at MSPO 2019 a Tank Destroyer armed with the Brimstone precision strike missile.

PGZ Companies and MBDA also signed a statement of co-operation at MSPO to confirm readiness to co-operate on offering this solution to Poland and export markets, recognising the combination of MBDA’s Brimstone missile with PGZ’s armoured vehicle expertise offers the best solution for Poland’s Tank Destroyer requirement from a military capability, sovereignty and industrial perspective…

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Interview with Jean-François Delepau CEO, LYNRED

Interview with Jean-François Delepau CEO, LYNRED

SDBR: On June 1,  you named the new company Lynred, resulting from the merger between ULIS-Sofradir: What’s behind the name?

Jean-François Delepau: Finding the name was no easy task. The new name had to unite Sofradir-ULIS. The “Red,” in Lynred, refers to our core business, infrared detection. “Lyn” is from “lynx,” an animal known for its vision, agility, and power. The Lynred logo—which incorporates the eye that was already a part of our companies’ visual identities—was designed to express precision, support, teamwork, protection, trust and vision. However, Sofradir and ULIS will live on as product brands for the time it takes our customers to adopt the new company name. Since 2012, we have played a role in consolidating infrared technology in France, including integrating the infrared technologies that had been developed by our shareholders: Safran and Thales. This means that today, Lynred possesses the whole range of infrared technologies that were developed in France. Lynred is now the world’s number-two developer of infrared technology in the two fields we serve, and we have an 18% share of the global market. The company boasts 1,000 employees, mostly based in Grenoble, and generates annual revenue of €225 million (43% on the defense market, 34% on the industrial market, 12% on the civil aeronautics and space markets, and 11% on the consumer goods market).

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Newsletter SDBR - May 31st, 2011

Newsletter SDBR - May 31st, 2011

The newsletter for May 31st, 2011, is available for download. Only in French.

In this issue you can read particularly a Jerome Fournel’s interview, former Managing Director of French Customs…

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Serbia signs for the acquisition of Mistral 3 short-range air defence systems with MBDA

Serbia signs for the acquisition of Mistral 3 short-range air defence systems with MBDA

On the occasion of the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Serbia on 15th July, 2019 MBDA announced the signing of a contract for the acquisition of Mistral 3 short-range air defense systems by the Ministry of Defence of Serbia. With this first European missile order, Serbia becomes the 32nd customer country for the Mistral missile and the 10th country invited to join the Mistral user club. This will allow Serbia to benefit from the shared user experiences from the many forces operating the Mistral in Europe and to contribute to the definition of the future developments of the weapon systems based on this missile.

The contract is for the acquisition of Mistral missiles, launchers for dismounted soldiers, related equipment and logistics, and the provision of technical and material assistance for the integration of the Mistral missile on the PASARS vehicles of the Serbian Armed Forces.

As the latest generation of Mistral family today in service, Mistral 3 features a very high resistance to infrared countermeasures and a capability to engage air targets presenting a low thermal signature, such as missiles and UAVs.

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To improve interconnectivity between platforms, Thales launches NEXEN

To improve interconnectivity between platforms, Thales launches NEXEN

Air combat is becoming increasingly reliant on the interconnected platforms that exchange digital data with each other. Real-time data correlation provides information superiority to the armed forces. Their missions require many means of communication to be managed without worrying about which transmission channel is to be used. Thales therefore proposes NEXEN, a secure communications server which gives pilots a reliable and simplified source of connectivity.

At the heart of aeronautical connectivity, NEXEN integrates all the functions necessary for a military aircraft to exchange data in real-time. Thanks to NEXEN, all resources can be shared; with each security level assigned its own dedicated transmission chain. With its ANSSI-certified enclosure, NEXEN guarantees not only the separation of data flows according to their level of confidentiality but also the implementation of the best cybersecurity protections. The pilot is able to manage all radios at the same time, limiting the overall workload. Mission systems are able to efficiently exchange their respective data in real-time. Therefore, this solution will allow pilots to focus better on their core mission during moments of critical decision-making.

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Newsletter SDBR - May 3rd, 2011

Newsletter SDBR - May 3rd, 2011

The newsletter for May 3rd, 2011, is available for download. Only in French.

In this issue you can read particularly an LCL Eric Freyssinet’s Interview, former Head of the anti-cybercrime Division of the French Gendarmerie…

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Newsletter SDBR - April 19th, 2011

Newsletter SDBR - April 19th, 2011

The newsletter for April 19th, 2011 , is available for download. Only in French.

In this issue you can read particularly GCA Didier Bolelli’s Interview, former French Military Intelligence Director…

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Newsletter SDBR - March 08th, 2011

Newsletter SDBR - March 08th, 2011

The newsletter for March 8th, 2011, is available for download. Only in French.

In this issue you can read particularly Luc Vigneron’s Interview, ex-Chairman & CEO at THALES Group…

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MBDA collaboration wins national engineering award for work with artificial intelligence

 MBDA collaboration wins national engineering award for work with artificial intelligence

MBDA, along with its industry and French Government partners, have been awarded the prestigious Ingénieur général Chanson prize for their work combining artificial intelligence (AI) and massively parallel processing to develop new real-time target Detection, Recognition and Identification (DRI) technology.

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The return of the Greek Defence Industry Exhibition !

The return of the Greek Defence Industry Exhibition !

After of more than 10 years absence from the international defence exhibitions, Greece returns by the organization of Defence Exhibition Athens, an exhibition deserved of its reach history and the importance of its geopolitical position.

Defence Exhibition Athens (DEFEA) will take place in Athens, from 22 to 24 June 2020 at Metropolitan Expo and is under the auspices of the Ministry of National Defence/General Directorate for Defense Investments and Armaments (GDDIA). It is organised by ROTA Exhibitions with the support of the Union of Greek Manufacturers of Defence Material (SEKPY).

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Interview with Ram Levi and Guy-Philippe Goldstein

Interview with Ram Levi and Guy-Philippe Goldstein

SDBR: Israel has been called a "start-up nation". Did that promote the development of cybersecurity in Israel?

Ram Levi *: Israel has become a Cyber ​​start-up nation because the imperative of security has become essential due to the country’s growing reliance on its digital systems. This primary importance means the required full engagement of all stakeholders on cybersecurity issues, all under the direct leadership of the Prime Minister [Chief Executive in the Israeli parliamentary system]. Accordingly, this new security priority has been rightly prioritized by members of the ecosystem, but it must be also highlighted that on this specific topic, the Prime Minister has really taken the lead. Indeed, there has been a genuine, personal involvement by the Prime Minister and this should be all the more stressed that it is actually something quite rare in terms of cybersecurity governance worldwide. Of course, this "Top-Down" ambition could only be fully realized but because there were already Bottom-Up capabilities in Israel. Since the beginning of the 2000s, the country has created superb high-tech capabilities and the topic of cybersecurity has subsequently been identified as a strategic matter. In 2010, the existence of the Stuxnet malware [against uranium enrichment centers in Iran] was made public. We knew what was possible. So, we understood what others could do against us as well. Thus, we also needed new protection.

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Observation and intelligence: Safran

Safran teams up with Hensoldt and Mades on Electro-Optical/Infrared platform project for Europe’s future MALE drone

Safran Electronics & Defense, Hensoldt Optronics and Mades today signed collaboration agreements on the Euroflir™ 610, a high-performance multispectral electro-optical targeting and observation system proposed for the European MALE RPAS (Medium Altitude Long Endurance - Remotely Piloted Aircraft System).

Drawing on its long experience as a lead partner in European programs, Safran is coordinating this ambitious project with Hensoldt, from Germany, and Mades, from Spain, both European leaders in their respective areas of expertise. The three companies will put together their technological and organizational skills to develop and manufacture an innovative system that is key on the decision-making chain of MALE RPAS, an important factor in ensuring Europe’s sovereignty.

The Euroflir™ 610 is being unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2019. It will reflect the state-of-the-art in electro-optical systems worldwide, calling on advanced technologies developed in Europe. Based on Euroflir™ 410 New Generation, but significantly larger, the Euroflir™ 610 will offer performances encompassing the needs of the European MALE RPAS. This new-generation multispectral observation and targeting system will feature very-high-performance line-of-sight stabilization to ensure ultra-long-range capability and high-precision target geolocation.

Partners signed collaboration agreements on the Euroflir™ 610

Partners signed collaboration agreements on the Euroflir™ 610

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MBDA UNVEILS ITS VISION OF FUTURE AIR SYSTEMS

MBDA UNVEILS ITS VISION OF FUTURE AIR SYSTEMS

Le Bourget 17th June 2019. MBDA presents for the first time its vision of the capabilities that will lie at the heart of the next generation of European air combat systems.

As threats evolve and access denial strategies become ever more complex, with diversified effects combining surface-to-air and air-to-air assets in large scale, air superiority will need to be created on a local and temporary basis. Aircraft and air effectors will need to be able to enter denied areas, see threats before being seen, force hidden threats to uncover early enough to suppress them and to always react quicker than the adversary.

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