The French ARES turns to the Mirage 2000 to train the European armies

In recent years, several companies have specialized in the provision of advanced air service to armies around the world. This is particularly the case in a very specific field, that of the RedAir, namely private aircraft playing the role of hostile aircraft to train the air, naval and land forces to face this type of adversary. This phenomenon has taken on a dazzling rise in particular in the United States for 5 years, since the market, which brings together players such as Draken or Atac, has now reached its maturity threshold in a market that exceeds one billion dollars annually. It must be said that, for the armies,...

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PILUM: the European Defense Agency launches its electric gun program

It was about time, one might say... The European Defense Agency has announced that it has selected the partners who will participate in the PILUM program, for Projectiles for Increased Long-range effects Using Electro-Magnetics (a bit capilotracted as an acronym), a program aimed at to study and develop a prototype electric gun, or Railgun, in the next two years. The European consortium thus created brings together the French Nexter Systems, Nexter Munitions and Naval Group, the Belgian Von Karman Research Institute, the German Diehl Defence, the Polish Explomet and the Italian ICAR. It will be piloted by the Franco-German Saint-Louis Institute, which has already developed initial expertise in the field, and will be financed by the…

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