Emirates signs agreement for up to 36 additional A380s। India successfully test fires 5000-Km A380s ICBM। Defexpo to be held April 11-15 in Tamil Nadu, India’s southern state। HAL receives RfP for 83 LCA Tejas from IAF। The new LCAs will have AESA combat Radar। IAF had announced the decision for new LCAs sometime back। 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 ।
January 22, 2018
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Kirsten Hammerich is RUAG’s new media spokesperson

Published: January 2018

Kirsten Hammerich has taken over as Media Relations Manager with effect from 1 January 2018 and is now responsible for the Group’s relations with the media in Switzerland. She reports to Alexandre Schmidt, Vice President Owner Relations, who is now also responsible for RUAG’s external communications in Switzerland.

Hammerich_Kirsten_PassKirsten, age 50, worked from 2003 onwards in various communications roles for the Swiss Armed Forces, most recently as Head of Communications for the Land Forces. Having started out as a journalist, Kirsten Hammerich has spent the past years developing an extensive network and building up a rich store of experience as a media spokesperson and more recently as Head of Communications for the Army.

Before starting to work for the Swiss Armed Forces, Kirsten Hammerich was a news reporter for SWISS TXT Schweizerische Teletext AG, where she led the news service and was deputy chief editor for German-speaking Switzerland. Outside work, she volunteers in her local community, serving as mayor of Diemerswil.

Her becoming Media Relations Manager alongside Clemens Gähwiler, External Communication Manager, and Daniel Makanec, Public Affairs Manager, completes RUAG’s external communications team for Switzerland. Alexandre Schmidt, Vice President Owner Relations, is already responsible for all relations with the Swiss government, RUAG’s sole shareholder, and with the federal authorities, and now also has overall responsibility for RUAG’s external communications in Switzerland. RUAG is delighted to welcome Kirsten Hammerich and wishes her a good start in her new role.




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