Visiting the Paris Air Show, 2019: A Retrospective

07/19/2019
By Robbin Laird The challenge of visiting a large exhibition like the Paris Air Show is a bit like the challenge of visiting the Louvre.  It is so big, and so diverse that unless you focus on some core aspects, the panorama overwhelms you. You come away with a blur…

UK Focusing on New Weapons Developments

07/11/2019
According to an article published by the UK Ministry of Defence on July 9, 2019, the UK is focusing on developing new laser and radio frequency weapons. The state-of-the-art weapons systems, known as Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), are powered solely by electricity and operate without ammunition. The systems could be…

Leonardo Unveils Falco Xplorer UAS at Paris Air Show 2019

06/20/2019
By Andrew McLaughlin Italy’s Leonardo has unveiled the Falco Xplorer UAS, the largest remotely piloted system it has ever designed, at the 2019 Paris Airshow. The Xplorer is the latest addition to the company’s Falco line of UASs, and features a 350kg payload and an endurance of more then 24…

SAMI at the Paris Air Show 2019: Highlighting an L3 Partnership

06/19/2019
Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has come to its first major air show by having a chalet at the 2019 Paris Air Show. According to Arab News in an article published June 12, 2019: Saudi Arabia Military Industries (SAMI) will participate in the 53rd edition of the International Paris Air…

Australians Incorporate Their Defense Industry into Indo-Pacific 2019

05/27/2019
By Flight Lieutenant Bel Scott For the first time, Australia’s defence industry has been incorporated into Indo-Pacific Endeavour port visits. The most recent engagement was on board HMAS Canberra at Changi Navy Base, Singapore, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE19). Under the initiative, the Australian Defence Export Office (ADEO) together with the IPE19…

US Working With India on Enhanced ASW Capability

05/24/2019
Clearly, as the challenge from the Chinese Navy grows, the US needs to work with core allies and partners to shape more effective defenses in the years ahead. India is clearly a partner in this effort. According to an article published in April 2019by our partner India Strategic, the US…

Finland Works Its Fighter Replacement Program

05/24/2019
At the beginning of the 1990s, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, Finland established a stance of enhanced independence when it purchased Hornets from the United States and began a process of working with Western allied airpower. In an article published on February 16, 2018, we looked forward and…

An Update on the Future Combat Air Systems Program: February 2019

02/25/2019
By Pierre Tran Paris Negotiations are being held with electronics company Thales and European missile maker MBDA on joining Airbus and Dassault in a joint concept study for the Future Combat Air System, said a source who declined to be identified. The industrial partners aim to decide who does what,…