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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THALES at the International Paris Air Show

Alex Cresswell - Thales Executive Vice President for Land and Air Systems

Alex Cresswell - Thales Executive Vice President for Land and Air Systems

Before the next International Paris Air Show (www.siae.fr/en ) to be held at Le Bourget from 17 to 23 June 2019, Alex Cresswell, Thales Executive Vice President for Land and Air Systems has returned to the components of modern warfare. Particularly, he emphasized the globalization of the battlefield, the saturation of attacks using conventional means now fully interconnected, sophisticated electronic tools and attacks with cyber weapons. The digital and connected revolution for network warfare requires real-time information, available to all players in the battlefield: what is called collaborative combat.

 

The THALES Group makes its contribution through products such as TALIOS or the GF 300 multifunction Radar.

The TALIOS optronic Pod features high-resolution electro-optical and infrared sensors, line-of-sight stabilization and high-performance image processing to identify targets at both day and night for deep strikes at long range. Embedded Artificial Intelligence will enable almost instantaneous in-flight processing of large volumes of collected data to retrieve and identify targets, and then engage them safely. The TALIOS Pod was qualified in 2018 by the French DG and is being deployed on the F3R RAFALE standard.

Thales Pod under Rafale by Dassault

Thales Pod under Rafale by Dassault

GF 300 by Thales

GF 300 by Thales

Presented for the first time at the Paris Air Show 2017, the Radar GF 300, family Ground Fire multifunction radars, is fully digital. Equipped with active antenna technology (AESA), it is very compact, deployable in less than 15 minutes, mobile on any ground and air transportable. It has its place in the context of surveillance and air defense missions, including anti-ballistic missiles. The DGA is currently consulting THALES on the GF 300 in view of the final choice of the radar that will equip the SAMP / T NG program; the decision will be made by the end of 2019.

The June 6, 2019 announcement of Thales's acquisition of the American company PSIBERNETIX is in keeping with the logic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) equipment for these collaborative combat tools. Originally made famous by its aerial combat application called ALPHA, which consistently defeated the world’s top pilots in simulated air combat, Psibernetix is a pioneer in computationally efficient AI technologies. www.thalesgroup.com

Photos credits Thales