BORIS DIAW INTEGRE LA RESERVE CITOYENNE DE LA MARINE NATIONALE
BORIS DIAW INTEGRE LA RESERVE CITOYENNE DE LA MARINE NATIONALE
Le capitaine de l’équipe de France de basket-ball et ancien champion NBA, Boris Diaw, vient d'intégrer la réserve citoyenne de la Marine nationale. Rattaché au groupement des fusiliers marins (GFM) de Toulon, il s’est vu remettre officiellement le 12 juin son béret bleu de fusilier marin lors d'une cérémonie sur la base navale de Toulon. Au cours de cette semaine d'immersion, il a partagé le quotidien des fusiliers marins.
Boris Diaw rejoint les 470 autres civils qui servent comme lui bénévolement la Marine. Les réservistes citoyens ont pour mission de sensibiliser leur entourage aux enjeux maritimes. Ils contribuent aussi, tels des ambassadeurs, à faire connaître la Marine, ses missions et ses besoins. Ils participent ainsi au lien indispensable entre les Armées et la nation.
Les sportifs de haut niveau partagent de nombreuses valeurs avec les marins de la Marine nationale : combativité, dépassement de soi, solidarité, loyauté, cohésion et « esprit d’équipage ».
Que sont les « fusiliers marins » ?
La spécialité de fusilier marin est au coeur de la force maritime des fusiliers marins et commandos, avec 1700 marins qui opèrent en métropole comme en outre-mer et à l'étranger, à terre comme sur mer. Ils assurent 4 types de missions :
- l'invulnérabilité des unités assurant la posture de dissuasion ;
- la défense militaire et maritime du territoire ;
- le contrôle et l'interdiction dans les espaces maritimes ;
- la contribution aux opérations interarmées à terre et à partir de la mer
Pour plus d’informations sur les fusiliers marins, cliquez ici (article) ou ici (infographie).
Pour plus d’images sur la période de réserve de Boris Diaw auprès des fusiliers marins, rendez-vous sur la médiathèque de la Marine nationale (le dossier sera régulièrement mis à jour de nouvelles images) : https://www.mediatheque.marine.defense.gouv.fr/
Gripen rear fuselage, designed by Akaer, passes load tests
Akaer – company certified as Strategic Defense Company, controlled by Brazilian shareholders and independent management
Akaer – company certified as Strategic Defense Company, controlled by Brazilian shareholders and independent management – designed Gripen’s fighter rear fuselage which was recently approved after load tests campaign.
Akaer’s Engineers and technicians developed a new rear fuselage for Gripen fighters E to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The new project takes advantage of the technology and experience developed by Saab in the previous aircraft version, redesigning the fuselage from basic concept up to the detail design, in order to fulfill the new flight requirements.
Akaer has developed an innovative structural architecture to meet the new fighter requirements such as powerful engine, new avionics, new features and enhanced durability. To achieve that, a new engine attachment, lateral panels, engine bay door and empennage attachment was developed. Those changes allowed the new structures to meet the severe thermal, flight, landing and takeoff loads, typical of supersonics fighters.
The company also adopted new concepts in other structures. The engine bay door presents a different concept and material once compared to the previous fighter versions, which results in significant improvements in weight / resistance / durability ratio.
The APU bay (Auxiliary Power Unit), a kind of power generator, was also redesigned to meet the fighter requirements in terms of high temperatures and vibrations.
“We added a lot of value to that structure. It took years to develop the new design and another year to run the load tests at Saab headquarters in Sweden, where the project was validated. We are very proud of what we have achieved with this project, which is a real proof of Akaer capability to participate on extremely complex projects”, commented Cesar Augusto Teixeira Andrade e Silva, president and CEO of Akaer.
The rear fuselage load tests simulates all aircraft maneuvers during operations, and applies a 50% higher load to the aircraft structure in order to meet certification requirements. The load tests used approximately 140 strain gauges to measure stress at the critical points in the structure.
About Akaer Group
Akaer Group is one of the largest and leading Brazilian groups in the development of integrated technological solutions to multiple segments such as aerospace, defense, energy, and automotive. Established in 1992, it owns a modern headquarters in São José dos Campos, in addition to an optronics development center in São Carlos. With over 350 employees, Akaer participates on key strategic projects to Brazil such as Gripen, KC-390, and satellite cameras.
Arkhe Intelligence utilizes solutions for processing large amounts of dataAtech's solution is one of the Brazilian company’s highlights at the Eurosatory
Arkhe Intelligence utilizes solutions for processing large amounts of data
Atech's solution is one of the Brazilian company’s highlights at the Eurosatory
Atech, a subsidiary of Grupo Embraer, will be at the 2018 Eurosatory (Defense & Security International Exhibition), which takes place from June 11 through 15 in Paris, France, where it will present its Arkhe line, a full range of products and services for defense and public security. Among the Arkhe Family solutions, the Arkhe Intelligence platform stands out, being aimed at bringing intelligence features to the analysis processes of large amounts of data and information regarding military or civilian missions.
Arkhe Intelligence can be employed by the Armed Forces and governments. It is a main ally in data analysis and decision-making as it supports pattern identification, thus contributing to better mission planning.
In such context, Arkhe Data Analysis stands out, using high-performance solutions for storage, distribution and analysis of data coming from different sources such as videos, cameras, ambient and meteorological sensors, strategic network messages and radars, among others. As it correlates this data, the system allows the generation of different study lines and support to the creation of varied reports.
One of the applications of Arkhe Data Analysis is designed for identifying possible illegal drug trafficking routes. With it, the intelligence operator can request data on regions with a higher incidence of non-identified flights, and then cross that data with information on regions showing the larger volume of clandestine narcotics sales. If there is the suspicion of criminal activity, it is possible to initiate an investigation, identify the aircrafts, pilots, owners and the main routes used so to define the strategies of combat operations.
Arkhe Data Analysis is highly versatile and can also be employed for governance actions regarding public organizations such as city halls and state and federal governments. A city hall can, for example, use the system for identifying regions with a high incidence of floods, crossing meteorological and traffic data, and then define a strategy for preventing and managing that kind of situation.
“The platform focuses on database linking and can be developed according to clients’ necessities. Besides offering customization, Atech also has a team specialized in information intelligence for developing exclusive solutions for clients,” says the president of the company, Edson Mallaco.
About Atech (www.atech.com.br) — Known as a Brazilian “System House,” Atech has always focused on innovation in order to help transform Brazil. With its unique expertise in system engineering and technologies for situational awareness and decision-making support, Atech develops innovative solutions in the segments of air traffic, command and control systems, cyber security, instrumentation and control systems, built-in systems, simulators and logistics. The company is also responsible for the development and updating of the entire management and defense system of the Brazilian airspace. Thanks to its expertise and efficiency, Atech is a Strategic Defense Company (EED) certified by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense.