INS Kalvari commissioned into Indian Navy December 14। Prime Minister Modi ceremonially inducted the Scorpene class boat in Mumbai। Built by state-run MDL with French collaboration, Kalvari is the first submarine inducted after 2000। Modi described the Kalvari as a fine example of Make in India। Five more Kalvari Class submarines are to be commissioned over the next couple of years। India Celebrates Navy Day। India Strategic Salutes the Indian Navy। UAE decides to upgrade its fleet of Mirage 2009 combat jets। Boeing, Emirates announce commitment for 40 Boeing 787-10 aircraft worth $15 billion। Russian Helicopters signs deal for undisclosed number of Mi-17 1A2 Helicopters to India’s Vectra Group। Terror attack in New York’s Lower Manhattan kills 8 injures at least 15। An Uzbek, the terrorist mowed cyclists and pedestrians with a hired pickup truck। He was shot and captured, and notes recovered him indicated loyatly to ISIS। He is 29, came to the US in 2010, and married an Uzbek woman there। India marks 85th Indian Air Force Day। Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa says IAF working towards ‘Technology Intensive’ capability। For the first time, indigenous LCA Tejas takes part in IAF Day Flypast । IAF will issue RFI for 114 single engine combat aircraft within two weeks or so । RFI will go to Lockheed Martin for F 16 and Saab for Gripen for their latest variants । IAF aims to get 18 aircraft in 4-5 years, and 96 more in progressive manufacture from then onwards । Capability will be the first parametre for selecting the aircraft, and then the price । The selected aircraft will have more capabilities than those specified in the 2007 RfP for MMRCA ।
December 17, 2017
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Change at the top of RUAG Defence

October 2017

Dr Markus A. Zoller, CEO RUAG Defence, is set to leave RUAG at the end of October 2017 in order to pursue a new challenge outside of the company. Andreas Berger, Senior Vice President NEO RUAG Defence, will head up the division on an ad interim basis.

Dr Markus A. Zoller has headed RUAG Defence since 2013 and was a member of the Group Executive Board. The 49-year-old, who holds a degree in mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich and a doctorate in business administration from the University of St. Gallen, pursued the corporate strategy in his function as CEO of RUAG Defence and drove forward international growth by developing both the military and civil markets. He introduced new technologies, products and services, one of which was the Cyber Security business unit. He further expanded relations with RUAG’s main customer, the Swiss Army, and improved the division’s organisational effectiveness, making it fit for the future.

Urs Breitmeier, CEO of the RUAG Group, paid tribute to Dr Markus A. Zoller’s achievements: “On behalf of both the Board of Directors and myself, I would like to thank him for his valuable contribution and wish him only the very best for the future.”

His successor has yet to be decided and will be communicated in due course. Andreas Berger, Senior Vice President NEO, will head up RUAG Defence on an ad interim basis. Cyber Security will be managed at Group level from the beginning of 2018 and report directly to the CEO of the RUAG Group.




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