Newsletter nº 1046 06 de junio de 2018 
 
 
 
Noticias
UNVEX S&D opens the doors of León to military drones
The European RPAS summit for security and defense, UNVEX S&D, on Tuesday opened its doors at the new congress hall in the northwestern Spanish city of León. The Spanish Secretary of State for Defense, Agustín Conde, presided over the inauguration along with the mayor of...
Thales to present gains in ISR capabilities at UNVEX S&D
French multinational Thales is set to unveil its latest solutions for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) at the upcoming European summit on security- and defense-oriented drones, UNVEX S&D, which will be held in the northwestern Spanish city of León between May 29-31. Among Thales’...
Juárez (Spanish Navy): “Training in the 11th Wing is still a necessity”
On Wednesday, May 30, the head of flight security of the Spanish Navy’s Aircraft Flotilla (FLOAN), LCdr. David Juárez Galán, will moderate a panel focused on the training of operators and crew at the upcoming Unvex Security & Defense drone summit.   Juárez...
Maj. Gen. Monforte (INTA): “We’re working on the equipment of RPAS for when it becomes necessary”
The Spanish Army’s Maj. Gen. Manfredo Monforte Moreno, head of the Subdirectorate-General of Land Systems at Spain’s National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), will be present at the upcoming Unvex Security & Defense (Unvex S&D) unmanned aircraft systems summit in the...
Piñeiro (MOPS): "Fulmar's deployment in Iraq is expected in November"
Rear Adm. Antonio Piñeiro Sánchez is the adjunct to the Chief of Staff of Spain’s Operations Command (MOPS). In an interview with Infodefensa.com, the rear admiral analyzed the use of remotely-piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) in the missions in which Spain takes part and said...
Sener and GA-ASI will showcase the Reaper’s capabilities at UNVEX S&D
The Spanish company Sener, along with its partner General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI), will again be present at the European summit on remotely-piloted aircraft systems, Unvex Security & Defense (Unvex S&D), which will take place in the northwestern Spanish city of León...
Brig. Gen. Juanas (Spain AF): "Future RPAS will be prepared to operate alongside manned aircraft”
The chief of operations of the Spanish Air Force’s general staff, Brig. Gen. José María Juanas García, is set to moderate a roundtable titled Integration into Airspace: A Challenge, which will take place on Wednesday, May 30, as part of the conferences at the European...
Seven RPAS exhibit their features flying over the Virgen del Camino airbase
The Spanish Air Force’s Virgen del Camino airbase on Tuesday hosted the first day of flight exhibitions at the European summit on RPAS for security and defense, UNVEX S&D, which is taking place this week in the northwestern Spanish city of León. During the demonstrations, up to...
C. Ames: “The Predator will provide Spain with a proven, reliable and effective situation awareness”
The United States-based company General Atomics, along with its Spanish partner Sener, will be exhibiting the capabilities of its Predator B system - a MALE (Medium Altitude, Long Endurance) aircraft that will be used by the Spanish Air Force starting next year - at this week’s European...
The DGAM puts spotlight on RPAS certification and operator training
Adm. Santiago Ramón González Gómez, Spain’s Director-General of Armament and Material (Digam), said on Wednesday at UNVEX S&D that his office, the DGAM, was focusing on the design of certification procedures for RPAS and in the training of operators for these systems....
A. Conde (Sedef): UNVEX is a chance for dialogue with the industry
Spain’s Secretary of State for Defense (Sedef), Agustín Conde, sad on Tuesday during the inauguration of the European summit on RPAS for security and defense, UNVEX S&D, that this event held in the northwestern Spanish city of León represented an excellent...
The RPAS Fulmar, Shepherd and Atlantic defy strong winds at the Conde de Gazola base
The RPAS Fulmar X, Shepherd and Atlantic on Wednesday took part in the second day of flight exhibitions at the European summit on remotely-piloted systems, UNVEX S&D, taking place this week in the northwestern Spanish city of León. The demonstration was held at the Spanish...
Yáñez Gómez (Spanish Navy): "The RPAS sector is developing at an amazing speed"
The head of the Spanish Navy’s 11th Aircraft Wing, Lieutenant Commander Santiago Juan Yáñez Gómez, on Thursday will take part at the UNVEX S&D roundtable discussion analyzing the operational experience with RPAS in all military branches. While attending the drone fair...
Maj. Gen. Meijide (Spanish Army): "It’s necessary to replace the PASI and acquire Class I RPAS"
The head of the Spanish Army General Staff’s Planning Division, Maj. Gen. Luis Manuel Martínez Meijide, took part at a panel discussion about RPAS use and doctrine at UNVEX S&D. In an interview with Infodefensa.com, the general said that the Army needed to “increase its...
Maj. Gen. Biosca (Spanish Air Force): "At the UAS school, 70 students are trained every year"
Maj. Gen. Enrique Jesús Biosca Vázquez, who heads the Spanish Air Force’s command training center and its UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) school since the beginning of the year, moderated a panel on drone operator and crew training at UNVEX S&D. In an interview with...
UNVEX draws to a close with over 80 RPAS experts and 3,000 visitors
The European summit on remotely-piloted systems for security and defense, UNVEX S&D, on Thursday closed its doors at the northwestern Spanish city of León’s congress hall after three days of conferences, exhibits and flight demonstrations that drew more than 80 domestic and...
Opinión
The economic importance of unmanned vehicles for Spain
Ángel Macho
The Spanish government, while presenting its Strategic Plan on Drones, recently emphasized that the RPAS sector had seen an extraordinary development and that its ongoing technological progress signaled an explosive growth in the coming years. By the middle of the next decade, the drone market...
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