Sunday, March 1, 2015

Defense Business

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“The Indian move from buying military hardware abroad (BUY) to producing such systems in country (MAKE) is an important development for RAFAEL, as it enables us to exploit one of our major advantages as a developer – our ability to cooperate, transfer know how and support local production"

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The Indian defense industry in the government sector alone, employs nearly 200,000 workers and thousands of engineers and scientists. There are studies that show that even a 20 to 25% reduction in imports could directly create an additional 100,000 to 120,000 highly skilled jobs in India.

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Elbit Systems CEO: “We expect this market to open for more competition and are positioning here the Hermes 900 and Hermes 450, as well as mini and small UAS.” Under its HALBIT - JV company with HAL the company is also proposing to establish a training and simulation center in India, similar to the facility the company operates for the Israel Air Force.

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As Israel’s largest aerospace and defense enterprise, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is positioned as a leading player in the global defense, security, and commercial...

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and India's Alpha Design Technologies have signed a teaming agreement for the production and marketing of mini-Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in India to accommodate the operational needs of Indian customers. The agreement covers local production of IAI's Bird-Eye 400 and Bird-Eye 650 mini UAS as well as other mini-unmanned aerial systems.

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The ‘Digital Marketing for defense’ (DMD) forum discusses the means and best practices used by marketers in the defense sector. As part of this research DMD is publishing a list of the top 25 defense websites, analysed from data provided by Similarweb. The list will be updated on a monthly basis, reflecting the trends, interest and destinations of the defense audience online.

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France and Egypt are ‘close to agreement’ on a large scale arms deal that could cost 5-6 billion Euros and include naval vessels and fighter aircraft, La Tribune reports. The French proposal includes two FREMM multi-mission frigates worth 1.8 billion Euro, to be built by DCNS, and 20 Rafale combat aircraft from Dassault, worth 3.6 billion Euro. Both platforms will be armed with missile systems manufactured by MBDA.

RQ-11B Raven small UAS fitted with the Mantis gimballed EO Payload

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The US and India are discussing possible opportunities for collaborative production programs, Reuters reported. Two of the programs under discussion are the local assembly of RQ-11B mini UAVs and integration and manufacturing of mission packages designed for C-130J tactical transport planes, to be used for emergency response.

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This tutorial, part of the Digital Marketing for Defense (DMD) monthly series of blog posts, focuses on the methods, tools and techniques available for effective defense marketing online.

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The ‘Digital Marketing for defense’ (DMD) forum discusses the means and best practices used by marketers in the defense sector. As part of this research DMD is publishing a list of the top 25 defense websites, analysed from data provided by Similarweb. The list will be updated on a monthly basis, reflecting the trends, interest and destinations of the defense audience online.

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The Italian Air Force will be the launch customer of the P.1HH HammerHead Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The manufacturer, Piaggio Aerospace will deliver three UAS systems – 6 air vehicles and 3 ground control stations – complete with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) configuration to the Italian Air Force in early 2016.

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The Russian group United Instrument Manufacturing Concern (UIMC) is introducing advanced communications gear to enhance data communications on the Indian Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet. Systems presented at Aero India 2015 include the S-112 aviation data communication system, NKVS-27 multi-channel voice/data radio AT-E data exchange terminal, the Russian equivalent to Western JTIDS/Link 16.
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