Navigating the COVID-19 World: Shaping a Way Ahead for the International Fighter Conference 2020

07/27/2020
By Robbin Laird I have attended the International Fighter Conference for the past two years in Berlin. I provided several analytical pieces on presentations and discussions at those two events as well as reports covering the events as well. I was certainly looking forward to coming to Berlin and seeing…

Boeing Exits Embraer Joint Venture: And Embraer Counters

04/27/2020
The Embraer KC-390 is seen in the photo above (credited to Embraer) and is one of the reasons Boeing signed a joint venture with Embraer in the first place. The joint venture embraced this airplane as a core part of the way ahead for the joint venture. In an October…

Libyan Shoot-down of Turkish UAVs Using UAE Air Defense Systems?

04/21/2020
by defenceWeb It appears the Pantsir-S1 air defence systems delivered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Libya have been used to shoot down over a dozen Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This is according to unverified reports from the Libyan National Army (LNA), which said the Pantsir-S1 has destroyed…

French Arms Firms Grapple With Virus Lock Down

03/25/2020
By Pierre Tran Paris - French arms companies have taken major steps following a national lock down ordered last week against the coronavirus, with some factories closed or cutting back, staff working from home, and shipyards working at a slower pace. The government has declared a state of emergency in…

An Update on European Defense Industrial Generated Systems: January 2020

01/12/2020
Pierre Tran Paris Industrial partners Airbus and Dassault Aviation last month cut an offer to between €7 billion-€8 billion ($7.8 billion-$8.9 billion) from a previous price tag of some €10 billion, to win a production contract for a European medium-altitude long-endurance drone, an industry source said Jan. 9. The partners…