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Vietnam, France strengthen aerospace and defense ties

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The inaugural Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Innovation Day in Hanoi has marked an advancement in cooperation between Vietnam and France, with both nations pledging to deepen collaboration and knowledge exchange in these key industries.

Launched in early July, the event showed Vietnam’s progress in digitalization and technological innovation in the aerospace and defense sectors, amidst increased investor interest, notably from France.

Speaking at the event, Olivier Brochet, French ambassador to Vietnam, noted the deepening collaboration between France and Vietnam in the aerospace and defense sectors. He highlighted the two countries’ 10-year strategic partnership, which has fostered economic cooperation and innovation.

Discussion topics included the impact of virtual twin technologies for factories of the future and Model Based Enterprise (MBE) for streamlining business processes.

The event was jointly held by Dassault Systèmes, the National Innovation Center (NIC) and Kami Manufacturing Technology Corporation (KMTC). Dassault Systèmes also announced a partnership with KMTC to spearhead digital transformation in Vietnam’s aerospace manufacturing.

“Cutting-edge technologies like virtual twin technologies and AI-driven analytics will propel Vietnam’s aerospace and defense industry into the 21st century,” said Ding Ming Chee, Asia Pacific South senior sales director for Dassault Systèmes.

“This partnership combines our local expertise with Dassault Systèmes’ global experience and technology solutions,” said Louis Cao, chairman of KAMI Manufacturing Technology Corporation. “This will enhance the competitiveness of Vietnamese component manufacturers and foster innovation in the new digital economy.”

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