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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 18:10

Uganda deploys air force to pursue militants in Somalia
08 August 2012 defenseWeb (Reuters) Uganda's military, which forms the backbone of the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia, has deployed an air force contingent to reinforce troops who hope to retake a city from al Qaeda-linked militants before...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 18:10

U.S. Army Targets Refrigerated Transport
Aug. 7, 2012 By ADAM STONE – Defense news The U.S. Army Contracting Command has turned to Klinge Corp. of York, Pa., to help develop refrigerated containers that function in adverse conditions and are easier to handle and transport. “Typically, there...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 18:05

'The Indian missile shield: nothing to be baffled about' by Mihir Shah
August 08, 2012 ibnlive.in.com Last Month, India Today carried a column by Manoj Joshi that was rather critical of the Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO's) ballistic missile defence (BMD) program. Joshi argued that DRDO's claims about...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 18:00

Russia to Keep Arms Procurement Budget Intact
MOSCOW, August 8 (RIA Novosti) The Russian military has no plans to cut the financing of an ambitious arms procurement program until 2020, First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said on Wednesday. The government has allocated 20 trillion rubles...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:55

Sukhoi Tests New Radar Array for 5th-Generation Fighter
MOSCOW, August 8 (RIA Novosti) Russia’s Sukhoi aircraft maker has started tests of a new onboard radar system for its 5th generation T-50 fighter jet, the company said on Wednesday. The new X-band active phased array radar has been installed on the third...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:50

Embraer confident of winning USAF light air support deal
Aug 08, 2012 by Siva Govindasamy - FG São Paulo - Embraer is confident that its A-29 Super Tucano will win the US Air Force light air support contest, even though an earlier selection of the type was overturned in January. A decision is expected in January...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:45

Next Galileo satellite reaches French Guiana launch site
Aug 08, 2012 Spacewar.com (ESA) Paris, France - The next Galileo navigation satellite has touched down at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, to begin preparations for its launch in October. Cocooned within its protective, air-conditioned container,...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:40

Nightlighter to Spot IEDs at Night
The scene of an Assembly Area at Olympus test site, Cactus Flats, China Lake, Calif., Sept. 2011. The images provided by the Nightlighter show differences between day and night imagery. Night imagery contains no shadows, and NIR has different reflectivity...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:37

La Cédéao finalise ses plans de déploiement militaire au Mali
08.08.2012 Le Monde.fr avec AFP La Communauté économique des Etats d'Afrique de l'Ouest (Cédéao) va finaliser dans les prochains jours ses plans de déploiement d'une force militaire au Mali, a indiqué, mercredi 8 août, une de ses responsables. Salamatu...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:35

B-52 Bombers Provide RIMPAC 2012 Air Capability
August 8th, 2012 By Air Force News Agency - defencetalk.com Members from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., participated in nine sorties in support of this year’s Rim of the Pacific exercise July 11 to 31 in and around training...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:30

ST Aerospace & Alenia Aermacchi Roll Out First M-346 for the RSAF
The first M-346 advanced jet trainer for RSAF (photo : Luca Peruzzi) 08.08.2012 DEFENSE STUDIES Venegono Superiore (Varese), Italy – The first M-346 advanced trainer for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) was rolled out in a ceremony held at Alenia...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:25

MC-130J Commando II Lifts-off
MC-130J Commando II August 08, 2012 WorldwideDefence MARIETTA, Ga., August 7, 2012 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered an MC-130J Commando II to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., today. Aircraft 5694 is the eighth of 11 MC-130Js to be assigned to the 522nd...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:20

Lockheed Unveils New Unmanned Quad Rotor Vertical Take-Off and Landing System
August 8th, 2012 By Lockheed Martin - defencetalk.com Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies’ new small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system gives warfighters, first responders and others in small, cluttered, urban environments...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:15

US Navy’s LCS 4 completes combat systems light off test
The second Independence variant of the Littoral Combat Ship, Coronado. Photo Austal. 8 August 2012 naval-technology.com The US Navy's second Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Coronado has completed combat systems light off test, marking a...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:12

Algeria orders six Super Lynx helicopters
08 August 2012 by defenceWeb The Algerian Navy is believed to have ordered six AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300 helicopters for its new Meko A200 class frigates. In its results for the second quarter of 2012, Finmeccanica stated that, “the most important...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:10

Boeing installs Helicrew simulator to improve Australian Kiowa training
The Helicrew simulator will enable BDA's flight instructors to provide enhanced training to Australian Army's Kiowa crews. Photo Boeing 8 August 2012army-technology.com Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has set up a Helicrew simulator to help replicate the...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:06

Private Security Companies in Somalia are in violation of the arms embargo – UN
08 August 2012 by defenceWeb The United Nations is concerned that member states are failing to uphold the arms embargo on Somalia by allowing private security companies (PSCs) to operate in the country. South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia and the United Arab...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:05

The Swiss Nightmare
August 8, 2012: Strategy Page The German Navy is going through a shipbuilding nightmare with their new K130 class corvettes, which at this point are apparently going to be six years late. The first 1,800 ton K130 ocean going corvette, after six years...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 17:00

Kicking Up Red Dust
8/7/2012 Strategy page U.S. Marines disembark a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter as it lands at the Kahuku Training Area during Rim of the Pacific 2012 on Oahu, Hawaii, July 31, 2012. The maritime exercise, which involves more than 25,000 people from...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 16:55

Indian and Mongolian Armies begin joint military exercise
8 August 2012 army-technology.com The Indian and Mongolian Armies have started a joint training exercise, code-named Nomadic Elephant at Belgaum in Karnataka, India. Nomadic Elephant, scheduled to continue for ten days, aims to improve the armies' skills...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 16:50

AUSVI: Ecuadorian unmanned vehicles combat piracy
7 Aug 2012 By Stephanie Levy - FG Washington DC - The Ecuadorian Navy has been trying to develop its own autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to combat piracy for the past two years. Research director Eduardo Cadena says researchers have been working off...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 16:45

The Navy Enters the Age of Drone Warfare
August 8, 2012 defense-unmanned.com (Source: Lexington Institute; issued August 7, 2012) There are only two winners in war: medicine and technology. The imperative to save lives and then provide wounded warriors with the best care and rehabilitation has...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 16:40

Saab Wins Order for Fire Control, Radar Systems
August 8, 2012 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Saab AB; issued August 7, 2012) LINKÖPING, Sweden --- Defence and security company Saab has received an order for naval fire control and radar systems. The order amounts to SEK 450 million and involves business...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 16:35

USAF Still Not Opening Up About F-22 Safety Problems
August 8, 2012 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Project On Government Oversight; issued August 7, 2012) After years of looking into the F-22’s pilot disorientation problems—alleged to be just “oxygen” problems—the Air Force has announced that it has everything...
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8 août 2012 3 08 /08 /août /2012 16:30

La France à la conquête de l’espace.
25 février 2011 ECPAD Un portfolio d’une cinquantaine de clichés issus des collections de l’Etablissement de communication et de production audiovisuelle de la Défense illustre ce dossier consacré à la conquête spatiale française. Partant des travaux...
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