International Paris Air Show organised by Salon International de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (SIAE), a subsidiary of Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS). The 50th Paris Air Show will take place at Le Bourget exhibition centre from 17 to 23 June 2013, and will once again bring together all the industry's players across the globe to showcase the latest technological innovations. The first 4 days of the Show, exclusively for trade visitors, are followed by 3 days for the general public. Follow all activities of Paris Air Show 2013 from 17 to 23 June 2013, with news, coverage, report, video and pictures.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Monday, 17 June 2013
At the Paris Air Show 2013, MBDA is unveiling CVS302 HOPLITE that is designed to supply an Indirect Precision Attack capability for land and naval artillery in 2035 and beyond. This represents the fourth and latest of MBDA’s annual Concept Visions projects, demonstrating once again the company’s position as a thought leader in envisaging how innovation in missile systems could dominate the future battlefield.
|MBDA CVS302 HOPLITE Indirect Precision Attack Missile at Paris Air Show 2013|
The A400M, a long-awaited new military transport plane, will take to the skies at the upcoming Paris Air Show before finally setting out to conquer markets worldwide after a four-year delay. Built by Airbus Military, the giant plane can carry helicopters, people or armoured vehicles weighing up to 37 tonnes over 3,300 kilometres (2,050 miles) and is able to land directly in combat areas on rough terrain, even on sand.
|Airbus Military A400M in flight demonstration at Paris Air Show 2013|
Today opening of the International Paris Air Show organised by Salon International de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (SIAE), a subsidiary of Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS). The 50th Paris Air Show will take place at Le Bourget exhibition centre from 17 to 23 June 2013, and will once again bring together all the industry's players across the globe to showcase the latest technological innovations.
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|Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter aircraft at Paris Air Show 2013|
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System II (JHMCS II), an upgraded and improved version of the classic JHMCS and the world’s first high definition, color, smart-visor system that operates in both day and night mode, will be making its debut at the Paris Air Show in Hall 3, Booth E111 from June 17-21.
|JHMCS Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System|
India to develop ballistic missile defence shield able to intercept enemy missile of up to 5,000 km.
India's missile defence system is set to get a big boost as it is developing capability to intercept enemy missiles fired from a distance of up to 5,000 km, in effect tackling any possible threat from countries such as China. The capability is being developed by DRDO as part of the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) shield, whose first phase is ready for deployment possibly in Delhi. Development of the first phase of the BMD programme has been completed, DRDO chief Avinash Chander told PTI in an interview.
|DRDO chief Avinash Chander|
Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport is planning to sign a number of export contracts on the delivery of advanced Su-35S fighter aircraft as well as Ka-52 helicopter gunships and Yak-130 combat trainers at the Paris Air Show 2013, the company said.
|Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 fighters aircraft|
The U.S. Marine Corps marked history by landing an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft on a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) for the first time during amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven exercise led by the U.S. 3rd Fleet and 1 Marine Expeditionary Force that will test participants in the planning and execution of amphibious operations through a series of live training events.
Friday, 14 June 2013
The United States is considering a no-fly zone in Syria as it weighs options for intervention into the 2-year-old civil war, Western diplomats said on Friday, June 14, 2013, after the White House said Syria had crossed a "red line" by using nerve gas.
|"It was like a series of earthquakes," said a shaken resident of Aleppo who declined to be identified for fear of reprisals. "It was terrifying, terrifying."|
Syria has one of the most sophisticated Soviet-designed air defence systems outside of the former Eastern Bloc countries. In August 2006, Russian sources confirmed that the first battery of Strelets SA-24 multiple launch units had been delivered to Syria, although the Russian Ministry of Defence subsequently denied the transaction, claiming the contract had not yet been signed.