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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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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Newsletter SDBR - September 07th, 2010

Newsletter SDBR - September 07th, 2010

The newsletter for September 7th, 2010, is available for download. Only in French.

In this issue you can read particularly General Patrick Colas des Francs’ Interview, Coges and Eurosatory managing director…

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German Army performs European SPIKE firing campaign with Rafael Defence Systems

The German army has finalized its annual training in firing of Rafael’s SPIKE LR ATGM missile (also named MELLS in Germany). The firing was performed in Germany under adverse weather conditions, and included the firing of as many as 54 live SPIKE LR missiles by German Army gunners from the new SPIKE ICLU launchers (Integrated Control Lunch Unit), which includes a new digital user interface.    

During the training, German personnel launched SPIKE LR missiles in complex firing scenarios, including engagements in BLOS (Beyond-Line-of-Sight: targets hidden behind cover), retargeting midflight scenarios, firing in total darkness in IR (infrared) mode, as well as firing in day mode under harsh conditions of intense rain and strong winds. Both launchers and gunners performed flawlessly and all 54 missiles hit their targets successfully.  

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Rafael’s SPIKE Family missiles, sold to 31 countries around the world, with over 30,000 missiles supplied, consists of missiles suited for land, air and naval platforms, multiple ranges and a variety of targets. The missiles in this family have a sophisticated electro-optic multispectral seeker for day/night operation, as well as an advanced tandem anti-tank warhead. Their lofted trajectories enable the warhead to strike the target at its most vulnerable location with pinpoint precision. All of the SPIKE Family members have a low life-cycle cost, due to high reliability and operational, logistic support and production commonality between members.

SPIKE is in production in Europe by EUROSPIKE, through major EU defence OEM‘s as well as numerous EU SME‘s and is already integrated and qualified to a large variety of terrestrial and aerial EU armed forces platforms, including armored vehicles, attack helicopters and naval vessels. 

“SPIKE has proved to be a high quality and reliable system chosen by 18 EU/NATO members (as well as 13 additional nations). EUROSPIKE and Rafael see great importance in maintaining the commonality of the European user nations SPIKE launchers & missiles. The nations’ interoperability is a key factor both tactically and economically. Part of our roadmap in all SPIKE weapon system upgrades includes investment of substantial R&D funds to maintain this commonality”, said Mr. Moshe Elazar, Executive Vice President and Head of Rafael’s Land and Naval Division.

For video please press the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lykPiWxgaoU

Photos credits Rafael Advanced Defence Systems

Newsletter SDBR - December 1st, 2009

Newsletter SDBR - December 1st, 2009

The newsletter for December 1st, 2009, is available for download. Only in French.

In this issue you can read particularly Jacques Hogard’s interview, President of E.P.E.E.E. (Partner Experts for Business Abroad)…

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