2017 Paris Air Show

2017 Paris Air Show
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Gal Papier, head of marketing and business development in the Land & Naval Division of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’ Precision Tactical Weapon Systems Directorate, discusses the Spike LR2’s advantages over older missiles in the Spike family — including its extended range and ability to be launched from the ground or a helicopter — during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the 2017 Paris Air Show at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. Defense & Aerospace Report’s Paris Air Show coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS.

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Magnus Lewis-Olsson, Saab’s head of market area Europe, Middle East & Africa, discusses the Gripen E fighter’s inaugural flight on June 15, 2017, the next phase of the program, the company’s model-based design approach, the outlook for Gripen C/D upgrades and customers, and more during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at Paris-Le Bourget Airport outside of the French capital. Defense & Aerospace Report’s Paris Air Show coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS.

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Lt. Gen. Jon “Dog” Davis, USMC Ret., the US Marine Corps’ former deputy commandant for aviation, says the readiness rates of F-35B Lighting II fighters based in Iwakuni, Japan, exceed the availability of legacy aircraft like the AV-8B Harrier II and the F/A-18 Hornet during a recent interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian in Paris. Davis — who was succeeded as the Marine Corps’ aviation chief on July 10 by Lt. Gen. Steve “Stick” Rudder, USMC — also addressed causes of the accidents during his tenure, light attack aircraft needs and high points of a distinguished 37-year career as he retires from active-duty. Defense & Aerospace Report’s Paris Air Show coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS.

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Capt. Chris Ferguson, USN Ret., director of crew and mission support at Boeing Defense, Space & Security, discusses the capabilities of the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft including autonomous docking, the future NASA missions and more during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at Paris-Le Bourget Airport during the 2017 Paris Air Show. Defense & Aerospace Report’s Paris Air Show coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS.

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Eric Trappier, the chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation who is also serving as the chairman of the French aerospace industries association GIFAS and president of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, says that nations should protect their interests so it’s normal for the United States to have a Buy American act just as Europe should Buy European during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. Trappier called for greater research, development and technology investment and also discussed France’s future role in developing a 6th generation European combat aircraft, Brexit as well as the outlook for Rafale fighters and the company’s Falcon business jets. The interview was conducted on June 22, 2017, at Paris-Le Bourget Airport outside the French capital. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s Paris Air Show coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS.

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Raanan Horowitz, president and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, discusses the SkEye Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance System (WAPS) and Brightnite system, and says that the company is well-positioned for success in an ‘America First’ environment during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at Paris-Le Bourget Airport during the 2017 Paris Air Show. Defense & Aerospace Report’s Paris Air Show coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS.

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Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, says that the company’s decision to complain to the US government about Bombardier was “just about fair trade,” and discusses the 737 Max 10 program, the impact of Qatar-Saudi relations on business and more during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at Paris-Le Bourget Airport during the 2017 Paris Air Show. Defense & Aerospace Report’s Paris Air Show coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS.

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Patrice Caine, chairman and CEO at Thales, advocates for France to invest more in defense and fund innovation, and discusses acquisitions (including that of Guavus), European defense spending and more during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at Paris Le-Bourget Airport during the 2017 Paris Air Show. Defense & Aerospace Report’s Paris Air Show coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS.

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Lt. Gen. Arnie Bunch, USAF, military deputy in the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, says the service needs to improve its readiness for the high-end fight, and discusses modernization, investment and more during a wide-ranging interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted on Friday, June 24, 2017, in Paris. Defense & Aerospace Report’s Paris Air Show coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS.

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Col. Quirino Bucci, Italian Air Force Ret., test pilot at Leonardo Aircraft, discusses the company’s new Alenia Aermacchi M-345 trainer’s technology, training capability and more during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at Paris-Le Bourget Airport during the 2017 Paris Air Show on June 18, 2017. Defense & Aerospace Report’s Paris Air Show coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS.

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