France Security News visited COGES & Eurosatory 2016.

111EurosatoryDiateamParis, June 18th 2016.- Our France Security News was invited to visit Eurosatory 2016 at the Parc des Expositions in Paris, from June 13th until Friday 17th. Eurosatory is a international fair. Its concept includes the following :

1)  all aspects of Land and Air land Defense, plus a strong Civil and Homeland Security focus.

2) The entire Supply Chain: operational systems, raw materials, prime contractors’ finished products, in all Defense & Security areas

3) Life-size Presentation of equipment and weapons systems at stands and in action during Live Demonstrations to boost Exhibitor visibility and promote their products

4) A unique Platform for meetings, talks and purchasing between major industrial prime contractors and subcontractors, and between buyers and suppliers

5) Exceptional attendance by high-level Visitors, (decision-makers, contract givers and key influencers, etc.) invited by the Organizer who welcome them personally

6) A Forum for ideas where the Future of Defense and Security is prepared: conferences and workshops (trends analysis and feedback), Think Tanks and Strategy consulting, etc.

Here are some pics and photos of our presence during the event:


Our Publisher Victor Bjorgan with Fire Police Officers of the French Interior Ministry, exchanging know how about techniques to treat accidents, attacks , fires and Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN defense or CBRNE defense) .


Victor Bjorgan with an Officer of the French Interior Ministry, viewing software for the treatment of accidents, attacks, fires and Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN defense or defense CBRNE).


Victor Bjorgan was received by the Israeli company Rafael Advanced Systems Ltd´s and its VP Haim Jacobovitz (VP Corporate International Marketing), taking place at the Paris Eurosatory shows. Among other issues, there was an explanation of versatile solutions consisting of Iron Dome “missile defense system and short-range rockets,” Marine dome “for the protection of ships and offshore infrastructure and Drone Dome neutralization system skimmers. During the show, Raphael introduced a suit of protection, detection and attack of armored vehicles with active defense “windbreaker” – detection and identification of sources Iri- spotlight and “Spike” missile system electro-optics, multi-purpose, launching a range platforms, ranges between 1.5 miles up to 30 kilometers.


Looking new technologies in police uniforms.


Victor Bjorgan met the President of EDEN (SMEsCluster in France) Mr. Jean-Luc Logel (r.), and the Executive Director of EDEN Mrs. Manon Moreau. EDEN, the first Defense, Safety and Security Cluster was founded in 2008 by six Rhône-Alpes businessmen. In 2011, EDEN became a French national Federation combining four regional associations: Rhône-Alpes, Brittany, Central France and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA). EDEN has 130 companies, represents four regions, 9000 employees and 900 million euros in turn over during 2015.


Victor Bjorgan met Finnish company SAVOX´s and its Chief Technology Officer Mikael Westerlund, specialized in police and soldier communications. Savox Communications was founded in 1982 and today is one of the largest professional communication solution providers in the world. The Savox Communications Group with headquarters in Luxembourg and operations in Finland, Germany, France, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the People’s Republic of China, has created a global manufacturing network to support customers in all of our main geographical markets. Savox Communications is focused on providing safety, rescue and communications products and solutions that improve and save lives, whatever the conditions. Our product lines; Searchcam, Entrylink, Delsar, Con-space, Promate, Classic, Direct, Covert and Defense represents a unique and broad spectrum of products being used by working professionals in daily operations around the globe. With more than 30 years of experience serving the Police, Security, Fire, Rescue, Military, Maritime and Industrial markets, we provide a unique insight into the end-user requirements which allows us to produce the most innovative and market driven solutions available.


Victor Bjorgan at Eurosatory 2016.


Missiles produced by Israeli RAFAEL.


Victor Bjorgan (left), Guillaume Prigent (CTO & co-founder of DIATEAM, at the center), Alejandro Ronard Alem (right, Director co-Owner of Europe Security News and of France Security News).


Stand of French Ministry of Defense at Eurosatory 2016.


Stand of French Dassault at Eurosatory 2016.


Stand of BAE Systems at Eurosatory 2016.


Stand of the French region of the Bretagne at Eurosatory 2016.


Stand of Paris Region at Eurosatory 2016.


Stand of the French region of the Grand Ést at Eurosatory 2016.


Stand of EDEN Cluster at Eurosatory 2016.


Stand of Centre France , Aeronautique-Defense Cluster at Eurosatory 2016.


Stand of NIMES at Eurosatory 2016.


GICAT at Eurosatory 2016. GICAT: French Land Defense Industries Group.


The Director General & CEO of French COGES General (Ret.) Patrick COLAS DES FRANCS with our Publisher Victor Bjorgan, at Eurosatory 2016.


Victor Bjorgan visited Savox, producer of police & soldier intercommunication devices. This is the new gear THOR.


Victor Bjorgan (left), with Roberto Cortesi (center) and Italian Lieutenant General Francesco Castrataro (right). The European Land Defence Industry Group, ELDIG, is now chaired by Leonardo-Finmeccanica. President and CEO of Patria Heikki Allonen passed the Presidency to Roberto Cortesi, Managing Director of Leonardo-Finmeccanica Defence Systems Division. The ceremony took place at Eurosatory. ELDIG’s Presidency rotates within the Group member companies every second year. ELDIG serves as a forum for the land systems industry under the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), which represents more than 3,000 companies from over 20 nations with 792,000 employees. ELDIG is the common voice of the European land defence industry and represents over 100,000 employees. “ELDIG is an important forum, which promotes the importance of the land sector and strengthens cooperation among main industries, organizations and European authorities and administration. During Patria’s chairmanship we at ELDIG have achieved major goals with main stakeholders in the defence sector. We have also established policies and created best practices within the industry. This is a good basis for Leonardo to continue the good, ongoing work”, highlights Heikki Allonen, the former President of ELDIG. “Leonardo is proud to assume the presidency of such an important industry forum and we look forward to representing the European land systems market in which we play a prominent role. I intend to chair the work at ELDIG in a pragmatic fashion to effectively represent more than 100,000 employees in Europe. Our goal will be to strengthen the land defence industry in Europe, improve our competitiveness worldwide and support the spirit of partnership within the EU defence sector”, comments Roberto Cortesi, the new President of ELDIG.


Stefano Chmielewski , President of GICAT.


Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, visiting Eurosatory 2016.


Thales stand at Eurosatory 2016


Nexter at Eurosatory 2016

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