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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 18:05

USMC Checks Out Robotic Trucks
August 18, 2012: Strategy page After more than eight years of effort, Oshkosh Truck company, electronics manufacturer Rockwell Collins, and artificial intelligence experts from the University of Parma, Italy have produced a UGV (unmanned ground vehicle),...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 18:00

Indian Navy Looking For New Light Helicopter As Well as Sea King Replacement
August 17, 2012. David Pugliese Defence Watch The Indian Navy is looking at spending up to $1 billion for 56 new Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to replace the its ageing Chetak (Alouette) choppers, The Times of India is reporting. The request for proposal...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:55

Sweden’s New Arms Control Law Could Hurt Exports
Aug. 16, 2012 - By Gerard O’Dwyer – Defense News HELSINKI — Opposition parties are criticizing the Swedish government for dragging its feet on tightening arms export laws while the center-right administration also is under pressure to legally reclassify...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:50

Israel Completes National SMS Missile Alert Test
Aug. 16, 2012 - By STEPHEN WEIZMAN, (AFP) Defense news JERUSALEM — Israel on Aug. 16 finished nationwide testing of an SMS warning system against missile attack, sending texts to mobile phones in Jerusalem and other parts of the country, a military spokeswoman...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:45

Polish President Says Country Should Have Own Missile Shield
Aug. 15, 2012 Defense News (AFP) WARSAW — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said on Aug. 15 that Poland should set up its own missile shield to defend its territory as part of the wider NATO project. “We need our own Polish shield which at the same...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:40

Cassidian Tests UAV to Close European Tech Gap
Technicians prepare the Barracuda UAV technology testbed for a flight at Goose Bay, Canada. (EADS) Aug. 14, 2012 By ALAN DRON Defense news LONDON — European defense group EADS Cassidian is considering a further bout of test flights for its Barracuda unmanned...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:35

Taiwan needs New Air Force Procurement Strategy
August 15, 2012 China Military News 2012-08-15 — It is reported that Taiwan has more than halved the number of F-16 fighter planes it requests from the United States government, from sixty-six down to twenty-four. The China Times based in Taipei quotes...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:30

The Next War In Mali
August 16, 2012: Strategy Page In northern Malu, the Islamic radical Ansar Dine (Defenders of the Faith) have used their larger supplies of cash (from al Qaeda controlled drug smuggling and ransoms) to recruit men and teenagers from an increasingly desperate...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:25

Stallion Formation
8/14/2012Strategy Page CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters fly in formation and complete a memorial flight over Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 9, 2012. The helicopter crews are assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362. Known as the "Ugly Angels,"...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:20

Canadian Army to Select New ISR System for Vehicles
Aug. 14, 2012 By David Pugliese – Defense News OTTAWA — The Canadian Army hopes to have in place by the end of this year an initial contract for a new vehicle-mounted surveillance system that can feed its data into command-and-control networks. The Army...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:20

Canadian Army to Select New ISR System for Vehicles
Aug. 14, 2012 By David Pugliese – Defense News OTTAWA — The Canadian Army hopes to have in place by the end of this year an initial contract for a new vehicle-mounted surveillance system that can feed its data into command-and-control networks. The Army...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:15

US Army's artillery unit completes Paladin certification
A Battery 1-17th FA soldiers fires a 155mm round from an M109A6 Paladin howitzer during its certification exercise at Fort Sill, US. Photo: courtesy of Sgt. Nathaniel Foster, 75th Fires Brigade PAO 17 August 2012 army-technology.com US Army soldiers from...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:10

Morocco USMC MV-22 Osprey crash due to pilot error
18 August 2012 by Dave Majumdar – FG Washington DC - The 11 April, 2012, crash of a Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor in Morocco belonging to the US Marine Corps's VMM-261 squadron was not due to a mechanical failure or and other safety defect. Instead,...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:05

US Army orders additional TRIGR units from BAE
A soldier utilises the TRIGR target location system to identify target locations while on foot. Photo BAE Systems 17 August 2012 army-technology.com BAE Systems has been awarded a contract for the delivery of additional Target Reconnaissance Infrared...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 17:00

Pakistan Navy inducts its second Chinese-built Fast Attack Craft
August 16, 2012 defence.pk A ceremony was held yesterday at the Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KSEW), to mark the reception of the second Chinese-built Fast Attack Craft (FAC) of the Pakistan Navy, PNS Dehshat. The first FAC, PNS Azmat...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 16:55

BAE to upgrade Mk 45 gun systems for US Navy
An Mk 45 Mod 4 firing a round aboard a naval vessel. Photo BAE Systems 17 August 2012 naval-technology.com The US Navy has awarded a $25.7m contract to BAE Systems to modify and reconfigure two Mk 45 Mod 2 naval guns, in a bid to significantly enhance...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 16:50

Echec de l’essai en vol du X-51A
18 août 2012 par Edouard Maire – Info-Aviation Le vol d’essai du missile hypersonique américain X-51 WaveRider réalisé le 14 août s’est soldé par un échec à la suite d’une défaillance technique, a annoncé l’US Air Force. Lors de l’essai effectué le 14...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 16:45

Operational F-22 Raptor Drops GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs for First Time
Staff Sgt. Brandon Vice, 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, guides a GBU-39 small diameter bomb into the main weapons bay of an F-22 during Combat Hammer. Photo: USA By Sgt. Dana Rosso August 17, 2012 defense-update.com US Air...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 16:40

Embraer Delivers First AEW&C Aircraft to India
August 17, 2012 by Shiv Aroor - LIVEFIST PRESS RELEASE | São Paulo, August 16, 2012 | Embraer Defense and Security today delivered the first EMB 145 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) class of aircraft to the Government of India, in a ceremony...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 16:35

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract To Produce THAAD Weapon System Equipment For The US Army
Aug 17, 2012 (SPX) Dallas TX - Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $150 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to produce Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System launchers and fire control and communications equipment...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 16:30

Lockheed Martin Receives US Marine Corps Contract For Personnel Carrier Vehicle Study and Demonstration
The Lockheed Martin Havoc 8x8 vehicle leverages the combat-proven Patria Land Systems' 8x8 Armored Modular Vehicle, which has been selected by six different European countries, is currently in production, and is deployed in Afghanistan. Aug 17, 2012 (SPX)...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 13:28

Turkish air defenses now on Syrian border
ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 17 (UPI) Concerned about rising tensions along its Syrian border, Turkey is deploying military forces to that frontier. The Turkish army conducted war games Tuesday near its 550-mile border with Syria. Turkish tanks backed by advanced...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 12:29

Des caméras FLIR pour les futurs véhicules de combat norvégiens
16 août 2012 par Optro & Défense FLIR Systems a annoncé avoir remporté un contrat de 11 millions de dollars pour fournir à BAE Systems ses systèmes d’imagerie thermique pour une installation sur les véhicules de combat de l’armée norvégienne CV90. Ces...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 12:15

Un sous-marin nucléaire livré à la Marine russe en septembre
Sous-marin nucléaire lanceur d'engins Iouri Dolgorouki MOSCOU, 17 août - RIA Novosti Le sous-marin nucléaire lanceur d'engins Iouri Dolgorouki sera livré à la Marine russe en septembre 2012, a annoncé vendredi à RIA Novosti un représentant haut placé...
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18 août 2012 6 18 /08 /août /2012 12:07

Russie: aucune réduction des programmes d'armement (Poutine)
MOSCOU, 14 août - RIA Novosti Les autorités russes n'ont pas l'intention de réduire le financement des programmes d'armement, a déclaré mardi le président Vladimir Poutine. "Aucune réduction des programmes d'armement n'est prévue", a-t-il indiqué mardi...
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