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RUSSIA : CIS spymasters take their orders from Moscow

Intelligence Online - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 08:00
Two days before a gathering of the heads of state of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the intelligence chiefs
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UNITED KINGDOM : Raedas muscles up in forensics accounting

Intelligence Online - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 08:00
Responding to growing demand from its clients, Raedas Consulting, the business intelligence firm founded by former GPW staffers Joana Rego, Andrew Wordsworth
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UNITED KINGDOM : Charles Webb preps next generation at Hanuman

Intelligence Online - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 08:00
The 2020 financial statements of Charles Webb's corporate intelligence firm Hanuman Partners, published in late September, show a company making
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IRAQ/UNITED STATES/UNITED KINGDOM : KRG communications service armed from London and Washington

Intelligence Online - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 08:00
Dominant in Nechirvan Barzani's Kurdistan Regional Government (GRK), the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) was able to keep its upper hand during the 10 October parliamentary elections, winning 33 seats (IO, 18/10/21). The Barzani clan is also keen to promote its image
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ISRAEL : Cellebrite buys Digital Clues to plug offensive OSINT gap

Intelligence Online - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 08:00
Pressured by its forensics competitors, the Israeli-US cyber intelligence firm Cellebrite announced on 11 October that it has bought the
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FRANCE/RUSSIA : Rosatom taps French contacts to make headway on hydrogen programmes

Intelligence Online - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 08:00
Jumping in ahead of the Franco-Russian forum on hydrogen in Paris in December (IO, 02/09/21), the Institut Choiseul's Russia Business
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RUSSIA : CIS spymasters take their orders from Moscow

Intelligence Online - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 08:00
Two days before a gathering of the heads of state of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the intelligence chiefs
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UNITED KINGDOM : Raedas muscles up in forensics accounting

Intelligence Online - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 08:00
Responding to growing demand from its clients, Raedas Consulting, the business intelligence firm founded by former GPW staffers Joana Rego, Andrew Wordsworth
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UNITED KINGDOM : Charles Webb preps next generation at Hanuman

Intelligence Online - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 08:00
The 2020 financial statements of Charles Webb's corporate intelligence firm Hanuman Partners, published in late September, show a company making
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Additive Manufacturing’s impact on military logistics yet to be fully embraced conference hears

EDA News - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 15:04

Additive Manufacturing (AM) – commonly known as 3D-Printing – has been identified as a technology that could significantly reduce the logistic footprint of armed forces deployed on missions. As part of its work to enhance the use of AM in the armed forces, EDA supported the first European Military Additive Manufacturing Symposium which took place in Bonn, Germany on 12-13 October. The conference heard that AM offers unique opportunities for the armed forces especially in logistic support, but its advantages are yet to be fully embraced within the military and faces several hurdles impeding fuller implementation in defence.

In his keynote speech to the 2-day event, EDA Deputy Chief Executive, Olli Ruutu spoke on how EDA supports its Member States in their efforts to employ AM by sustaining newest technical developments and the necessary elaboration of common standards to enhance interoperability.

“AM technologies can be highly promising for enhancing defence capabilities such Logistic Support for Deployed Forces in remote or hostile environments. Having AM technologies in the area of operation might significantly impact the course of CSDP missions. Time between failure and restoring the availability of platforms, transportation and storage of significant quantities of spares can be decreased, reducing the logistic footprint of an operation” Mr. Ruutu said. 

He also pointed to the important transfer of EDA’s work on AM from research and technology to capability development.

   

Additive Manufacturing for Logistic Support (AMLS)

Building on the results of its 2018 R&T project on AM, a new project, Additive Manufacturing for Logistic Support (AMLS) was launched by EDA within the area of Capability Development. Eight areas of activities were identified for this project, including technology aspects, training and education, as well as procurement processes. The ultimate objective is to elaborate and determine solutions in the eight areas which will foster the cooperation and enhance the interoperability among participants. 

A dedicated panel on Best Practice, moderated by EDA, addressed some of the practicalities and hurdles for the AMLS project to overcome. The panel underscored the distinction that AM is not a capability shortfall but an important skill which has the potential to reduce the logistics footprint. Two EDA supported R&T projects were also presented in this panel, which are aiming to enhance the performances of ballistic protections and energic material development for AM respectively. 

Emergence of Circular Economy and AM  A second panel discussion also moderated by EDA, discussed the emergence of AM as one of the key contributors to the circular economy. The event heard how AM is a means to intensify the use of materials and expand systems’ lifetime by providing on-demand solutions for repair, remanufacturing and recycling. The panel also pointed to EDA’s new Incubation Forum on Circular Economy in European Defence (IF CEED) to create common initiatives to make the most of AM’s potential for circularity: both technical and logistics aspects will be addressed in the next two years.   A first European AM Symposium

The conference was organed by the German Association for Defence Technology (DWT) and supported by EDA. Attended by over 160 representatives of industry, armed forces, academia and institutions, the event offered a unique European overview on the rapid development of AM in industry and opportunities on offer for military.

 

 

 

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FRANCE/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES/INDIA : Paris and Dassault in push to sell Rafale fighters

Intelligence Online - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 08:00
The diplomatic team at the Elysée Palace is currently focusing on preparations for Emmanuel Macron's last Middle East tour of his five-year presidential mandate, which is due to take him to Abu Dhabi and Riyadh - with a possible stop
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FRANCE/UNITED KINGDOM : French government beefs up English Channel monitoring with British-funded technology

Intelligence Online - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 08:00
According to our sources, France's Gendarmerie Nationale is to equip its H125 helicopters (formerly the AS350 Ecureuil) with the Wescam
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CHINA/FRANCE : Alstom faces anti-corruption risk in wake of French court ruling in favour of ex-China agent

Intelligence Online - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 08:00
In a ruling handed down on 29 September, the French Cour de Cassation overturned a Paris appeals court ruling of
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EUROPE/PAKISTAN : Pakistani intelligence service's activity in Europe invigorated by its victory in Afghanistan

Intelligence Online - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 08:00
The death of Pakistani physicist Abdul Qadeer Khan on 10 October did not mark the end of Pakistan's business intelligence drive. In
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FRANCE : Potential division of tax intelligence at Bercy

Intelligence Online - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 08:00
MP Christine Pirès Beaune (Socialist Party, PS) is returning to the idea of structuring tax intelligence, in the context of
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UNITED STATES/UNITED KINGDOM : Guidepost Solutions hires new sleuth for London office

Intelligence Online - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 08:00
After years of just scraping by in London, the local branch of US investigative and compliance Guidepost Solutions, founded and
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FRANCE/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES/INDIA : Paris and Dassault in push to sell Rafale fighters

Intelligence Online - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 08:00
The diplomatic team at the Elysée Palace is currently focusing on preparations for Emmanuel Macron's last Middle East tour of his five-year presidential mandate, which is due to take him to Abu Dhabi and Riyadh - with a possible stop
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FRANCE/UNITED KINGDOM : French government beefs up English Channel monitoring with British-funded technology

Intelligence Online - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 08:00
According to our sources, France's Gendarmerie Nationale is to equip its H125 helicopters (formerly the AS350 Ecureuil) with the Wescam
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CHINA/FRANCE : Alstom faces anti-corruption risk in wake of French court ruling in favour of ex-China agent

Intelligence Online - Tue, 19/10/2021 - 08:00
In a ruling handed down on 29 September, the French Cour de Cassation overturned a Paris appeals court ruling of
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