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News Article | June 23, 2017
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Military UAV’s Market to Grow at CAGR of 14.89% SMi reports: Military leaders from the US, Czech Republic and Croatia will discuss the use of UAV for reconnaissance and surveillance at SMi’s UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe. London, United Kingdom, June 23, 2017 --( Speaking at SMi’s UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe 2017, military leaders from the US, Czech Republic and Croatia who are actively procuring and developing UAV’s technology will discuss the use of UAV for reconnaissance and surveillance. Major General Scottie D Carpenter, Incoming Deputy Commanding General Operations, US Army Reserve will lead a presentation to explore how UAV is used to provide reconnaissance information to enhance border security as well as to support emergency services during disaster response. Lieutenant Colonel Jan Drozd, Assistant Professor, University of Defence, Czech Republic will discuss UAV's role in optimising command and control for military units and provide insight about the technology behind the computer assigned Military Decision-Making Process (CAMDMP). Lieutenant Colonel Hrvoje Tomsic, Military Security Intelligence Agency, Croatian Ministry of Defence deliberate the requirements and challenges of integrating UAV into the national defence force to collect and share aerial intelligence and explore different support systems such as micro UAV. The 2-day conference will provide progress updates on procurement and development of UAV capability in Central and Eastern Europe as well as enable attendees to explore the current needs and challenges facing the region and gain an understanding of UAV’s role in optimising command and control. Meet senior representatives from leading CEE nations that are actively acquiring and upgrading their UAV capability and hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry that are enhancing operational deployment of UAV. Other notable presenters include: Bundeswehr, Canadian Army, Croatian Ministry of Defence, Czech Armed Forces, Czech University of Defence, Estonian MoD, Formion SA, Hellenic Army General Staff, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Latvian MoD, Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems, Macedonian Army, Ministry of Transport Czech Republic, NSPA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PA Consulting, Slovenian MoD, Swedish Defence University, US Army Europe and much more. In addition, the conference also features an exclusive pre-conference workshop on “Proposal of UAS Training Programs for Territorial Defence Forces” hosted by Justyna Zdanowska, President, GEO-UAV taking place on the 26th September 2017. The workshop provides an overview of activities concerning market development of emerging new types of trainings for UAS operators in Poland. It includes proposals, actions that have already been taken and tendencies related to both trainings and technology that might be possibly involved in the development of UAS trainings for units of Defence Forces. For those who are looking to attend, there is a £200 early bird offer available online ending on the 30th June 2017. Further information is available at online at: http://www.uav-technology.org/prcom *Source: http://www.mynewsdesk.com/us/pressreleases/the-global-military-uav-market-expected-to-grow-at-cagr-of-14-dot-89-percent-between-years-2016-2026-1903704 UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe 27th-28th September 2017 Hotel International, Prague, Czech Republic http://www.uav-technology.org/prcom Media: contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.uk Booking: Contact Andrew Gibbons on agibbons@smi-online.co.uk About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk London, United Kingdom, June 23, 2017 --( PR.com )-- A booming market - Driven by security threats and a need for greater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, the global military UAV market is rapidly growing. The Global Military UAV Market Expected To Grow At CAGR Of 14.89% Between Years 2016 - 2026*Speaking at SMi’s UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe 2017, military leaders from the US, Czech Republic and Croatia who are actively procuring and developing UAV’s technology will discuss the use of UAV for reconnaissance and surveillance.Major General Scottie D Carpenter, Incoming Deputy Commanding General Operations, US Army Reserve will lead a presentation to explore how UAV is used to provide reconnaissance information to enhance border security as well as to support emergency services during disaster response.Lieutenant Colonel Jan Drozd, Assistant Professor, University of Defence, Czech Republic will discuss UAV's role in optimising command and control for military units and provide insight about the technology behind the computer assigned Military Decision-Making Process (CAMDMP).Lieutenant Colonel Hrvoje Tomsic, Military Security Intelligence Agency, Croatian Ministry of Defence deliberate the requirements and challenges of integrating UAV into the national defence force to collect and share aerial intelligence and explore different support systems such as micro UAV.The 2-day conference will provide progress updates on procurement and development of UAV capability in Central and Eastern Europe as well as enable attendees to explore the current needs and challenges facing the region and gain an understanding of UAV’s role in optimising command and control. Meet senior representatives from leading CEE nations that are actively acquiring and upgrading their UAV capability and hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry that are enhancing operational deployment of UAV.Other notable presenters include: Bundeswehr, Canadian Army, Croatian Ministry of Defence, Czech Armed Forces, Czech University of Defence, Estonian MoD, Formion SA, Hellenic Army General Staff, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Latvian MoD, Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems, Macedonian Army, Ministry of Transport Czech Republic, NSPA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PA Consulting, Slovenian MoD, Swedish Defence University, US Army Europe and much more.In addition, the conference also features an exclusive pre-conference workshop on “Proposal of UAS Training Programs for Territorial Defence Forces” hosted by Justyna Zdanowska, President, GEO-UAV taking place on the 26th September 2017.The workshop provides an overview of activities concerning market development of emerging new types of trainings for UAS operators in Poland. It includes proposals, actions that have already been taken and tendencies related to both trainings and technology that might be possibly involved in the development of UAS trainings for units of Defence Forces.For those who are looking to attend, there is a £200 early bird offer available online ending on the 30th June 2017.Further information is available at online at: http://www.uav-technology.org/prcom*Source: http://www.mynewsdesk.com/us/pressreleases/the-global-military-uav-market-expected-to-grow-at-cagr-of-14-dot-89-percent-between-years-2016-2026-1903704UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe27th-28th September 2017Hotel International, Prague, Czech Republichttp://www.uav-technology.org/prcomMedia: contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.ukBooking: Contact Andrew Gibbons on agibbons@smi-online.co.ukAbout SMi Group:Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SMi Group


Defence Leaders from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Macedonia and Slovenia to Review Plans on UAV Capability SMi Reports: Leaders from government defence organizations and programs of several Central and Eastern European countries will discuss the future of UAV capability at SMi’s 2nd annual conference, 27-28th September. London, United Kingdom, July 11, 2017 --( Out of this, $70 billion is expected to end up in the military market as UAVS continue to be the platform of choice for defence forces optimising reconnaissance and surveillance capability across both land and sea. As technology for UAV continues to improve and the gap between manned and unmanned flight widen, more and more nations are looking to integrate UAVs into their military forces. Due to its greater capability and efficiency in performing reconnaissance and surveillance tasks, emerging defence forces are actively investing and procuring UAVs to utilise during missions. Programme leaders and procurement managers from nations such as Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Macedonia and Slovenia will gather at SMi’s UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe conference this September to review insight about their plans on UAV capability developments. The keynote address will be given by Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Alikiviadis Stefanis, who will provide an overview of the current capabilities, and current and future challenges of the Army. Lt. Stefanis will also talk about working with Allies to improve joint capabilities. This presentation about the "Direction of the Hellenic Army and How the Army is integrating UAV capabilities within the Land Forces" will cover how UAV improves operational and strategic decision marketing in terms of command and control. The Ministry of Transport Czech Republic will be represented by Legal Officer, Department of Civil Aviation, Mr Tomas Pustina, who will discuss "The Czech Civil Aviation Department: Regulation of Unmanned-Aerial Vehicles in Czech Airspace." Mr Pustina will give an overview of legal regulations governing UAV flight in Czech Airspace: safety, liability, insurance, and privacy. Other topics in the presentation include: the safety and legal challenges of operating UAV platforms in separated and/or shared airspace, boundaries between state/civil aircraft and civil/military rules, and existing and future co-operation between the Czech Civil Aviation Department and the Czech Armed Forces/Ministry of Transport. Croatian Ministry of Defence‘s Lieutenant Colonel Hrvoje Tomsic of the Military Security Intelligence Agency will also present at the conference. This discussion about "The Ministry of Defence Steps Forward to Optimising the Use of UAV for Reconnaissance and Surveillance" will cover concepts of operation and technology for effectively collecting and sharing aerial intelligence, future requirements to greater support operations, considering systems such as micro UAV, and current and future challenges. Other notable presenters include: Bundeswehr, Canadian Army, Czech Armed Forces, Czech University of Defence, Estonian MoD, Formion SA, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Latvian MoD, Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems, Macedonian Army, Ministry of Transport Czech Republic, NSPA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PA Consulting, Slovenian MoD, Swedish Defence University, US Army Europe and much more… In addition, the conference also features an exclusive pre-conference workshop on "Proposal of UAS Training Programs for Territorial Defence Forces" hosted by Justyna Zdanowska, President, GEO-UAV taking place on the 26th September 2017. The workshop provides an overview of activities concerning market development of emerging new types of trainings for UAS operators in Poland. It includes proposals, actions that have already been taken and tendencies related to both trainings and technology that might be possibly involved in the development of UAS trainings for units of Defence Forces. Further information is available at online at: http://www.uav-technology.org/prcom *Source: http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/technology-driving-innovation/drones/ UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe 27th-28th September 2017 Hotel International, Prague, Czech Republic http://www.uav-technology.org/prcom Media: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.uk Booking: Contact Andrew Gibbons on agibbons@smi-online.co.uk About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk London, United Kingdom, July 11, 2017 --( PR.com )-- A recent study conducted by Goldman Sachs forecast $100 billion market opportunity for UAV market between now and 2020.*Out of this, $70 billion is expected to end up in the military market as UAVS continue to be the platform of choice for defence forces optimising reconnaissance and surveillance capability across both land and sea.As technology for UAV continues to improve and the gap between manned and unmanned flight widen, more and more nations are looking to integrate UAVs into their military forces. Due to its greater capability and efficiency in performing reconnaissance and surveillance tasks, emerging defence forces are actively investing and procuring UAVs to utilise during missions.Programme leaders and procurement managers from nations such as Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Macedonia and Slovenia will gather at SMi’s UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe conference this September to review insight about their plans on UAV capability developments.The keynote address will be given by Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Alikiviadis Stefanis, who will provide an overview of the current capabilities, and current and future challenges of the Army. Lt. Stefanis will also talk about working with Allies to improve joint capabilities. This presentation about the "Direction of the Hellenic Army and How the Army is integrating UAV capabilities within the Land Forces" will cover how UAV improves operational and strategic decision marketing in terms of command and control.The Ministry of Transport Czech Republic will be represented by Legal Officer, Department of Civil Aviation, Mr Tomas Pustina, who will discuss "The Czech Civil Aviation Department: Regulation of Unmanned-Aerial Vehicles in Czech Airspace." Mr Pustina will give an overview of legal regulations governing UAV flight in Czech Airspace: safety, liability, insurance, and privacy. Other topics in the presentation include: the safety and legal challenges of operating UAV platforms in separated and/or shared airspace, boundaries between state/civil aircraft and civil/military rules, and existing and future co-operation between the Czech Civil Aviation Department and the Czech Armed Forces/Ministry of Transport.Croatian Ministry of Defence‘s Lieutenant Colonel Hrvoje Tomsic of the Military Security Intelligence Agency will also present at the conference. This discussion about "The Ministry of Defence Steps Forward to Optimising the Use of UAV for Reconnaissance and Surveillance" will cover concepts of operation and technology for effectively collecting and sharing aerial intelligence, future requirements to greater support operations, considering systems such as micro UAV, and current and future challenges.Other notable presenters include: Bundeswehr, Canadian Army, Czech Armed Forces, Czech University of Defence, Estonian MoD, Formion SA, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Latvian MoD, Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems, Macedonian Army, Ministry of Transport Czech Republic, NSPA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PA Consulting, Slovenian MoD, Swedish Defence University, US Army Europe and much more…In addition, the conference also features an exclusive pre-conference workshop on "Proposal of UAS Training Programs for Territorial Defence Forces" hosted by Justyna Zdanowska, President, GEO-UAV taking place on the 26th September 2017.The workshop provides an overview of activities concerning market development of emerging new types of trainings for UAS operators in Poland. It includes proposals, actions that have already been taken and tendencies related to both trainings and technology that might be possibly involved in the development of UAS trainings for units of Defence Forces.Further information is available at online at: http://www.uav-technology.org/prcom*Source: http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/technology-driving-innovation/drones/UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe27th-28th September 2017Hotel International, Prague, Czech Republichttp://www.uav-technology.org/prcomMedia: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.ukBooking: Contact Andrew Gibbons on agibbons@smi-online.co.ukAbout SMi Group:Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SMi Group


Lockheed Martin CDL Systems’s UAV Software to Promote Collaboration and Information Sharing Amongst Allies SMi Reports: Lockheed Martin CDL Systems to showcase UAV’s technologies aim at promoting collaboration and information sharing at SMi’s UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe, 27-28th September. London, United Kingdom, August 02, 2017 --( In a drive to promote information's sharing, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems are providing software support systems for UAV platforms which are used to control, monitor, process and disseminate the large data that are collected. These technologies allow defence forces to easily create actionable intelligence that can be shared amongst allies. Speaking at UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe this September, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems' John Molberg, will provide in depth details about these support systems and explain how they can help nations to work together. John will explain how interoperability can be a force multiplier and how training can be minimised by making ground stations common. He will also discuss how these UAV’s technology can be used to interpret big data and share amongst allies. Other topics discussed will include: • National capability developments updates from US Army Europe and Canadian Army • Discuss future requirements, latest procurement and development plans from nation such as the Czech Republic, Estonia, Slovenia and Macedonia Armed Forces • Explore the use of UAV for reconnaissance and surveillance • A spotlight on UAV technology featuring the German Armed Forces' role in the development of Heron TP Other notable presenters include: Bundeswehr, Canadian Army, Czech Armed Forces, Czech University of Defence, Estonian MoD, Formion SA, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Latvian MoD, Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems, Macedonian Army, Ministry of Transport Czech Republic, NSPA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PA Consulting, Slovenian MoD, Swedish Defence University, US Army Europe and much more… In addition, the conference also features an exclusive pre-conference workshop on “Proposal of UAS Training Programs for Territorial Defence Forces” hosted by Justyna Zdanowska, President, GEO-UAV taking place on the 26th September 2017. The workshop provides an overview of activities concerning market development of emerging new types of trainings for UAS operators in Poland. It includes proposals, actions that have already been taken and tendencies related to both trainings and technology that might be possibly involved in the development of UAS trainings for units of Defence Forces. Further information is available at online at: http://www.uav-technology.org/prcom UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe 27th-28th September 2017 Hotel International, Prague, Czech Republic http://www.uav-technology.org/prcom Media: contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.uk Booking: Contact Andrew Gibbons on agibbons@smi-online.co.uk About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk. London, United Kingdom, August 02, 2017 --( PR.com )-- In an increasingly high threat environment, nations must learn to work together to ensure strong and ready alliances. Data sharing is an instrumental component for this collaboration and can assist in fostering relationships and improve overall know-how.In a drive to promote information's sharing, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems are providing software support systems for UAV platforms which are used to control, monitor, process and disseminate the large data that are collected. These technologies allow defence forces to easily create actionable intelligence that can be shared amongst allies.Speaking at UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe this September, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems' John Molberg, will provide in depth details about these support systems and explain how they can help nations to work together. John will explain how interoperability can be a force multiplier and how training can be minimised by making ground stations common. He will also discuss how these UAV’s technology can be used to interpret big data and share amongst allies.Other topics discussed will include:• National capability developments updates from US Army Europe and Canadian Army• Discuss future requirements, latest procurement and development plans from nation such as the Czech Republic, Estonia, Slovenia and Macedonia Armed Forces• Explore the use of UAV for reconnaissance and surveillance• A spotlight on UAV technology featuring the German Armed Forces' role in the development of Heron TPOther notable presenters include: Bundeswehr, Canadian Army, Czech Armed Forces, Czech University of Defence, Estonian MoD, Formion SA, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Latvian MoD, Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems, Macedonian Army, Ministry of Transport Czech Republic, NSPA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PA Consulting, Slovenian MoD, Swedish Defence University, US Army Europe and much more…In addition, the conference also features an exclusive pre-conference workshop on “Proposal of UAS Training Programs for Territorial Defence Forces” hosted by Justyna Zdanowska, President, GEO-UAV taking place on the 26th September 2017.The workshop provides an overview of activities concerning market development of emerging new types of trainings for UAS operators in Poland. It includes proposals, actions that have already been taken and tendencies related to both trainings and technology that might be possibly involved in the development of UAS trainings for units of Defence Forces.Further information is available at online at: http://www.uav-technology.org/prcomUAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe27th-28th September 2017Hotel International, Prague, Czech Republichttp://www.uav-technology.org/prcomMedia: contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.ukBooking: Contact Andrew Gibbons on agibbons@smi-online.co.ukAbout SMi Group:Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SMi Group


Ramadoss S.K.,Eritrea Institute of Technology | Singh A.P.,Defence University | Mohiddin I.K.G.,Eritrea Institute of Technology
OPSEARCH | Year: 2014

An implementation of evolutionary heuristic algorithm, which is a specific modified variant of cultural algorithm, with simplified computational procedure is presented here for solving assignment problems. A cultural algorithm consists a population component almost identical to that of the genetic algorithm and, in addition, a knowledge component called the belief space. The major constraint of assignment problems that a single job can be assigned to only one resource and the resource or job that involves the largest and as well as the least cost are availed as the knowledge components to be used to build belief space. © Operational Research Society of India 2013.


Didier Casimiro, Vice President for Refining, Petrochemicals, Commerce and Logistics from Rosneft is confirmed to speak at ARTC, taking place at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Indonesia. The event is co-hosted by National Resilience Council Indonesia, Indonesia Defence University and Institute of Sciences Indonesia (LIPI). Mr. Casimiro joins a panel of experts to explore current and future investment in Indonesia's refining development masterplan. Topics to be discussed include: Other international experts will take part in the discussion including Karambir Anand, EY, Philip Graham, Citibank, Luca Tonello, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Brig Gen Toto Siswanto, National Resilience Council Indonesia (Dewan Ketahanan Nasional). Mr. Casimiro commented on ARTC: "Rosneft is delighted to be participating in ARTC. As a company we are currently undertaking significant developments in our network of international refineries and aim to secure our place in the Asian refining market through joint ventures such as those with Pertamina Persero PT. ARTC provides an excellent opportunity for us to develop our relationships within the Asian market." See artc.wraconferences.com for more information. WRA was founded in 1996 with the launch of Russia Refining & Petrochemicals in Vienna. We now operate in Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East, and Africa with offices in London, Singapore and the UAE. Dates and location:     29 - 30 March 2017 Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Indonesia Website: http://artc.wraconferences.com/ For more information: Kelly Tea Email: kelly.tea@clarionevents.com Tel: +44(0)207-384-7807


News Article | February 26, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials. Swedes, and some Americans, have been wondering about representations of the Nordic nation in the U.S. since President Donald Trump invoked "what's happening last night in Sweden" while alluding to past terror attacks in Europe during a rally Feb. 18. There hadn't been any major incident in Sweden the previous night. SEE ALSO: Sweden's embassy in the U.S. is looking forward to schooling Trump Then, Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly convened an on-air face-off Thursday over Swedish immigration and crime between a Swedish newspaper reporter and a man identified on screen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor," Nils Bildt. Bildt linked immigration to social problems in Sweden, lamented what he described as Swedish liberal close-mindedness about the downsides of welcoming newcomers and said: "We are unable in Sweden to socially integrate these people," arguing that politicians lacked a systematic plan to do so. But if viewers might have taken the "advisor" for a government insider, the Swedish Defense Ministry and Foreign Office told the newspaper Dagens Nyheter they knew nothing of him. Calls to Swedish officials Saturday weren't immediately returned. Bildt is a founding member of a corporate geopolitical strategy and security consulting business with offices in Washington, Brussels and Tokyo, according its website. His bio speaks to expertise on defense and national security issues, saying his experience includes serving as a naval officer, working for a Japanese official and writing books on issues ranging from investment and political climates to security issues in working in hostile environments. But security experts in Sweden said he wasn't a familiar figure in their ranks in that country. "He is in not in any way a known quantity in Sweden and has never been part of the Swedish debate," Swedish Defence University leadership professor Robert Egnell said by email to The Associated Press on Saturday. He and Bildt — also known then as Nils Tolling — were in a master's degree program in war studies together at King's College London in 2002-2003, and Bildt moved to Japan soon after, he said. Johan Wiktorin, a fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences, also tweeted that the guest was "not known in our circles as an expert. Not on National Security anyway." The executive producer of "The O'Reilly Factor" said Bildt was recommended by people the show's booker consulted while making numerous inquiries about potential guests. "After pre-interviewing him and reviewing his bio, we agreed that he would make a good guest for the topic that evening," executive producer David Tabacoff said in a statement. In any case, Twitter didn't take long to make a mockery of Fox News' mystery expert. The network said O'Reilly was expected to address the subject further on Monday's show. Bildt didn't respond Saturday to email inquiries; a person who answered the phone at his company agreed to relay one. He told Dagens Nyheter on Friday that he was a U.S.-based independent analyst, and Fox News had chosen its description of him.


News Article | February 26, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. Swedes are finding themselves puzzled by representations of their country in the U.S. after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials. The Swedish Defense Ministry and Foreign Office told a Swedish newspaper they knew nothing of him. Fox News commentator O'Reilly convened an on-air faceoff Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, over Swedish immigration and crime between a Swedish newspaper reporter and a man identified on screen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor," Nils Bildt. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) NEW YORK (AP) — A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials. Swedes, and some Americans, have been wondering about representations of the Nordic nation in the U.S. since President Donald Trump invoked "what's happening last night in Sweden" while alluding to past terror attacks in Europe during a rally Feb. 18. There hadn't been any major incident in Sweden the previous night. Then, Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly convened an on-air faceoff Thursday over Swedish immigration and crime between a Swedish newspaper reporter and a man identified on screen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor," Nils Bildt. Bildt linked immigration to social problems in Sweden, lamented what he described as Swedish liberal close-mindedness about the downsides of welcoming newcomers and said: "We are unable in Sweden to socially integrate these people," arguing that politicians lacked a systematic plan to do so. But if viewers might have taken the "advisor" for a government insider, the Swedish Defense Ministry and Foreign Office told the newspaper Dagens Nyheter they knew nothing of him. Calls to Swedish officials Saturday weren't immediately returned. Bildt is a founding member of a corporate geopolitical strategy and security consulting business with offices in Washington, Brussels and Tokyo, according its website. His bio speaks to expertise on defense and national security issues, saying his experience includes serving as a naval officer, working for a Japanese official and writing books on issues ranging from investment and political climates to security issues in working in hostile environments. But security experts in Sweden said he wasn't a familiar figure in their ranks in that country. "He is in not in any way a known quantity in Sweden and has never been part of the Swedish debate," Swedish Defence University leadership professor Robert Egnell said by email to The Associated Press on Saturday. He and Bildt — also known then as Nils Tolling — were in a master's degree program in war studies together at King's College London in 2002-2003, and Bildt moved to Japan soon after, he said. The executive producer of "The O'Reilly Factor" said Bildt was recommended by people the show's booker consulted while making numerous inquiries about potential guests. "After pre-interviewing him and reviewing his bio, we agreed that he would make a good guest for the topic that evening," executive producer David Tabacoff said in a statement. The network said O'Reilly was expected to address the subject further on Monday's show. For more news videos visit Yahoo View, available now on iOS and Android. Bildt didn't respond Saturday to email inquiries; a person who answered the phone at his company agreed to relay one. He told Dagens Nyheter on Friday that he was a U.S.-based independent analyst, and Fox News had chosen its description of him. "Sorry for any confusion caused, but needless to say I think that is not really the issue. The issue is Swedish refusal to discuss their social problems and issues," he added in a statement to the news website Mediaite, explaining his profession as being an independent political adviser. Trump's initial remark about "last night in Sweden" stirred a burst of social media mockery, while Trump explained on Twitter that he was referring to a Fox News piece on immigration and Sweden that he'd seen the night before. Trump and his supporters, though, saw vindication when a riot broke out Monday after police arrested a drug suspect in a predominantly immigrant suburb of Stockholm. Cars were set on fire and shops looted, but no one was injured. Trump took to Twitter again Monday to declare that large-scale immigration in Sweden was "NOT!" working out well, upsetting many Swedes. Associated Press writers Jan Olsen in Copenhagen and Mesfin Fedaku in New York contributed to this report.


Didier Casimiro, Vice President for Refining, Petrochemicals, Commerce and Logistics from Rosneft is confirmed to speak at ARTC, taking place at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Indonesia. The event is co-hosted by National Resilience Council Indonesia, Indonesia Defence University and Institute of Sciences Indonesia (LIPI). Mr. Casimiro joins a panel of experts to explore current and future investment in Indonesia's refining development masterplan. Topics to be discussed include: Other international experts will take part in the discussion including Karambir Anand, EY, Philip Graham, Citibank, Luca Tonello, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Brig Gen Toto Siswanto, National Resilience Council Indonesia (Dewan Ketahanan Nasional). Mr. Casimiro commented on ARTC: "Rosneft is delighted to be participating in ARTC. As a company we are currently undertaking significant developments in our network of international refineries and aim to secure our place in the Asian refining market through joint ventures such as those with Pertamina Persero PT. ARTC provides an excellent opportunity for us to develop our relationships within the Asian market." See artc.wraconferences.com for more information. WRA was founded in 1996 with the launch of Russia Refining & Petrochemicals in Vienna. We now operate in Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East, and Africa with offices in London, Singapore and the UAE.


Singh A.P.,Defence University | Yilma M.,Adama Science and Technology University
2013 International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, CoDIT 2013 | Year: 2013

This paper presents an analysis on a production shop floor layout of a Can manufacturing company and the application of a systematic layout planning (SLP) procedure as an approach to solve the production shop floor layout problem. The relationship between machines, operation activities and material flow are used to determine the optimal location of each machine. SLP technique has been employed to design the two alternative production shop floor layouts and compare the performance between new layout and present layout in terms of material flow distance, traveling time, and traveling cost. The existing production process was inefficient, showing bottlenecks. The alternative layouts were developed based on minimum distance traveled between each pair of machine. It improved the company existing layout by reduced total movement traveled in production for material handling. The measurements covered the actual sizes of the layout and machines, activities between machines, distance between machines, and material flow between machines in the company. The proposed procedure is illustrated to be a viable approach for solving production shop floor layout design problem through a real-world case study. From the proposed two alternative layouts which are more economical, distance of the production flow can be shortened from 389.7m to 311.2m or 360.6m. The traveling time can be reduced from 901sec. to 750sec. and traveling cost can be reduced from 3.17 Birr to 2.98 or 2.19 Birr per each travel resulting increase in productivity. © 2013 IEEE.


Rajagopal K.,Defence University | Vaidhyanathan S.,Vel Technology University | Karthikeyan A.,Chennai Institute of Technology | Duraisamy P.,Defence University
Electrical Engineering | Year: 2016

This paper investigates the dynamic properties and chaos control in a fractional order brushless DC (BLDC) motor. The fractional order model of the brushless DC motor has been derived from its integer order model. Then the qualitative properties of the fractional order BLDC motor are derived. Bifurcation analysis of the BLDC motor with the fractional order has been also discussed. Fractional order chaos control in the BLDC motor is achieved using sliding mode control, robust control and extended back-stepping control. © 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

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