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Defense Systems Interviews 

DSJ Exclusive: Interview of U.S. Army Major General John L. Gronski, Army National Guard, Europe

Defense Systems Journal had a chance to talk at the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Annual Meeting and Exhibition with Maj. Gen. John L. Gronski, Deputy Commanding General of the Army National Guard within U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR).  Details are here on the five things we learned.

Defense Systems News

Elbit's Skylark 3 soars after operational approval

As reported by Flight Global, the Skylark 3 has a maximum take-off weight of 40kg (88lb), including a 10kg sensor payload. It has a flight endurance of up to 6 hours, and an operating range of more than 54nm (100km). With a 4.7m (15.4ft) wingspan, the type has an operating ceiling of 15,000ft.

Czech Defence Ministry eyes $5B land modernization program, $2B vehicle acquisition

According to Defense News, Czech Defence Minister Martin Stropnicky said the government was presented this week with a plan to spend 117 billion koruna (U.S. $5 billion) to modernize the Czech Land Forces by 2026, including a 50 billion koruna acquisition of at least 210 new infantry fighting vehicles.

Polaris teams with ARA and Neya Systems for Army Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) Program

US Air Force official: Northrops JSTARS program still needs heavy lifting

Bomb-neutralizing robot secures British Army order

F-35s Needed in the Middle East, Lockheed Executive Says

US clears suspended Super Hornet export to Canada

U.K. Army Seeks 'Amazon-Like' Delivery Systems for Troops in the Field

From Old Pilots to New Planes, Air Force Chief Talks New Ways of Doing Business

Army Helicopters: Piecemeal Modernization For Future War

Defense & Aerospace Industry Meetings, Trade Shows and Exhibitions


September 26-27 -- Defence Communications (Krakow, Poland) 

September 27-28 - Global SOF Symposium Europe (Bucharest, Romania)

October 9-11 -- Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting & Exposition (Washington, DC)

November 12-16 -- Dubai Airshow (Dubai)

November 27 - December 1 - I/ITSEC International Simulation Conference 2017 (Orlando, FL)

December 12-14 - Gulf Defense & Aerospace (Kuwait City)  

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