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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 14:31

VIDEO: First in-flight weapon release for F-35
10 Aug 2012by Dominic Perry - FG London - Lockheed Martin has hit a significant test milestone with the first in-flight weapon release from an F-35. Achieved on 8 August, the GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition was released at an altitude of 4,000ft (1,220m)...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 14:26

Norway threatens to cancel NH90 helicopter order
2 Aug 2012 by Dominic Perry - FG Norway is threatening to cancel its order for NH Industries NH90 helicopters, as its frustrations mount with delivery delays. Oslo has eight of the NH90 maritime variant on order, configured for search and rescue operations...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 14:22

Fender Bender in the Strait of Hormuz
8/13/2012 Strategy Page ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) is damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 13:33

Trois MI-24 ougandais se crashent en route pour Mogadiscio
14.08.2012 par P. CHAPLEAU Lignes de Défense Il y a quelques jours, j'ai consacré un post à la question des hélicoptères qui devaient équiper les Casques verts de l'Amisom (cliquer ici pour lire ce post). J'y écrivais que l'Amisom attendait 9 hélicos...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 13:28

"Hidden history": la guerre secrète des drones US en Afrique par David Axe
An MQ-8 Fire Scout robot helicopter lands aboard the Navy frigate USS Simpson off the African coast this year. Photo: Navy 14.08.2012 par P. CHAPLEAU Lignes de Défense Sortez votre dictionnaire si votre anglais est hésitant mais ne loupez pas l'article...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 13:11

350 à 250: les élèves-pilotes de drone plus nombreux que les éleves-pilotes d'avion
13.08.2012 par P. CHAPLEAU Lignes de Défense Lu dans le NewAmerican un papier sur la formation des pilotes de drones dans les forces US. Cliquer ici pour le lire. Selon cet article, paru à l'origine dans le Times, le 3 août, l'US Air Force a formé 350...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 12:45

Turkey builds military base along Syrian border
Turkish jets on the tarmac of Sazgin Airport (file photo) Aug 13, 2012 presstv.com Turkey has built a military-security base at Sazgin Airport along border with Syria whose Army is engaged in intense fighting with insurgents. The base, 180 kilometers...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 12:40

Pentagon: U.S. to Retain Close Ties with Egypt’s Military
Aug. 13, 2012 Defense news (AFP) WASHINGTON — The U.S. military expects to maintain close ties with Egypt’s armed forces despite the dismissal of the country’s powerful defense minister, a spokesman said Aug. 13. “We had expected President (Mohamed) Morsi...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 12:35

Sikorsky, Terma in helicopter negotiations
LYSTRUP, Denmark, Aug. 13 (UPI) Danish aerospace and defense company Terma A/S is seeking to work with Sikorsky Aircraft of the U.S. company's helicopter programs. Negotiations on integrating Terma systems into S-70i Black Hawks, S-92s and S-76 aircraft...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 12:30

Israel’s Elbit To Change CEOs
Aug. 13, 2012 - By ZACHARY FRYER-BIGGS Defense News Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest defense contractor, will swap leaders effective April 1, 2013, a company news release said Aug. 13. Current CEO Joseph “Yossi” Ackerman, 63, who has served as the company’s...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 12:25

Canadian company chosen as C-130J HMC
ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia, Aug. 13 (UPI) Cascade Aerospace of Canada is to become a Heavy Maintenance Center for Lockheed Martin's C-130J Hercules aircraft. The appointment, which makes the company one of only two HMC's for the C-130J in the world,...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 12:20

Warplanes - The King
August 13, 2012: Strategy Page The U.S. Army has ordered another four King Air twin-turboprop airplanes. These are used aircraft and will be used for ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance) missions. Beechcraft King...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 12:15

Success in battle propels APKWS into full-rate production
Aug 13, 2012 ASDNews Source : BAE Systems PLC The U.S. Navy has authorized full-rate production of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS®), BAE Systems’ affordable and versatile laser-guided rocket system. Under the contract, the company will...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 12:10

Homeland Security finishing acquisition of millions of rounds of high-powered ammo
13 August, 2012, RT.com The Department of Homeland Security is rushing to finish the acquisition of 750 million rounds of high-power ammunition that has already raised many eyebrows. In one week, the DHS should start expecting an arsenal that will make...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 12:05

India: Delivery of AJT Hawk & Purchase of Basic Trainer Aircraft
14 August 2012 Pacific Sentinel The Hawk Mk-132 Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) was inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) in 2008 as a fighter trainer with the aim to replace the Kiran Mk-ll/MiG-21 route of training. Keeping in view the delay in delivery...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 12:00

Taiwan Seeking Fewer F-16s From U.S.
Aug. 13, 2012 Defense News (AFP) TAIPEI — Taiwan plans to slash the number of advanced fighter jets it has been seeking from the U.S. from 66 to 24, apparently due to budget constraints, reports said Aug. 13. Taipei applied in 2007 to buy 66 F-16 C/D...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 11:55

Universal soldier: Pentagon eyes limb-regenerating super-troopers?
13 August, 2012, RT.com The US military’s future technology division is reportedly eyeing tampering with soldiers’ genes, allowing them to go for days without food or sleep and re-grow limbs lost in battle or due to landmines. Scientists at the Pentagon's...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 11:50

Chinese Warships Dock in Israel
Aug. 13, 2012 By Barbara Opall-Rome – Defense News Tel Aviv — Three Chinese warships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) docked in Haifa Aug. 13 for a five-day visit here as guests of the Israel Navy. Led by Rear Adm. Yang Junfei, deputy commander...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 11:45

F-35 flight training accelerates at Eglin AFB
August 13, 2012 by Dave Majumdar – FG Washington DC - Flight training on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) continues to accelerate at the US Air Force's 33rd Fighter Wing. "During our first week of flying in March, we had two flights...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 11:40

International – Des stratégies nationales à une stratégie européenne
14/08/2012 Nelly MOUSSU - Economie et technologie L’ampleur des cyberattaques a accéléré le positionnement des états en matière de cyberdéfense. La France a opté pour un renforcement de ses coopérations, et continue de soutenir l’élaboration d’une stratégie...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 11:35

PLA Air Force strategic projection capability covers all territories
August 13, 2012 By Zhang Li and Li Guowen Source: PLA Daily The military transport aircraft is a sign of a country’s strategic projection capability. It is learnt that the transport aircraft troop units under the Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 11:30

Division West Soldiers test new technology to defeat IEDs
August 14th, 2012 By Army News Service - defencetalk.com Military combat engineers and civilian technical experts gathered here recently to conduct a series of experiments aimed at providing Soldiers with new technology in the counter-improvised explosive...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 09:44

Syria rebels claim jet downing as army advances
August 14th, 2012 defencetalk.com (AFP) Syrian rebels claimed they downed a fighter jet Monday in what would be a major coup for the opposition, but the regime seized the upper hand in Aleppo as it advanced into a new rebel-held district. President Bashar...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 09:33

India, Ecuador negotiate the sale of Dhruv
12th Aug SUMAN SHARMA - sunday-guardian.com Sales stopped after a 2009 crash, negotiation is on for increased pricing . NEW DELHI - The biggest customer of the indigenously made Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv outside the Indian armed forces is...
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14 août 2012 2 14 /08 /août /2012 09:27

Defence offsets cross Rs 25,000 crore; bigger contracts loom
14th Aug 12 By Ajai Shukla - Business Standard The MoD releases the Defence Production Policy in Jan 2011 Minister of State for Defence, MM Pallam Raju, told parliament today that Indian companies had signed 19 offset contracts with foreign vendors since...
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