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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 12:00

Nuclear submarines hit by more than 200 fires in the past 25 years (UK)
Britain's Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Astute 08 Jul 2012 The Telegraph There have been 266 fires on nuclear submarines in the past 25 years, it has emerged. The incidents included 74 on ballistic missile submarines. Three of the fires happened...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 11:55

AUS: Chairman of the European Union Military Committee visits Australia
09 July 2012 Pacific Sentinel The Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (EUMC) General Hakan Syren has completed an historic visit to Australia. It is the first time an EMCU Chairman has made the trip to Australia since the committee was established...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 11:52

Pods For Patience
July 9, 2012: Strategy page Denmark is buying LITENING targeting pods for its F-16s. These cost nearly $3 million each and have annual maintenance costs of over $50,000 per year. The pods, packed with electronics and sensors, are very popular with fighter...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 11:50

Hammer Speaks American
July 8, 2012: Strategy Page France is adapting its AASM SBU-64 Hammer series of smart bombs to operate from American F-16 jets. This will expand the number of potential customers as currently the SBU-64 only operates from French made warplanes. Hammer...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 11:48

More APDS And HEAT
July 9, 2012: Strategy page The South Korean Poongsan Corporation, which has long made 120mm tank ammunition for the South Korean Army is now entering the international market. There are already about ten firms from France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Norway,...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 11:45

Russia Reveals New Missile Fired from Container
4/7/2012 Arie Egozi - israeldefense.com This newly revealed missile is an advanced variant of the SS-25 cruise missile, with an advanced guidance system. The missile can be launched from within a container placed onboard a cargo ship Russia has unveiled...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 11:40

Galileo pathfinder GIOVE-A retires
Jul 09, 2012 (SPX) Guildford, UK - Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has put the GIOVE-A satellite into retirement, ending a successful extended mission for the European Commission's Galileo satellite navigation programme under the supervision of...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 11:35

M24 crash due to F-18 exhaust
July 8, 2012 Rafale News According to the last issue of Air&Cosmos, the Rafale M24 that was lost on July 2 during a BFM exercise would have been caught in the F-18 exhaust flux it was fighting with. The hot and turbulent air from the Hornet engines would...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 11:30

FARNBOROUGH: Saab Gripen features new AESA radar
7 Jul 2012 by Stephen Trimble – FG Farnborough - The Saab Gripen on display at the Farnborough air show features a new radar installed in Sweden less than a month ago. The Selex Galileo Raven ES-05 active electronically scanned array (AESA) fire control...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 10:48

Airbus Military Receives Order for the UK’s First A400M Full Flight Simulator and Its Support System
July 9, 2012 defpro.com On behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence, the OCCAR multinational organisation for the management of European Collaborative Defence programmes has placed an order with Airbus Military to supply the UK’s first A400M Full Flight Simulator...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 08:08

GBU-24 trials (Rafale news)
Rafale M02 about to land on the CdG during the GBU-24 carrier trial photo Sebastien Randé 08.07.2012 Rafale news
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 08:04

Brésil : l'appel d'offres pour l'achat de 36 avions de chasse encore prolongé
07/07/2012 latribune.fr L'armée de l'air brésilienne a souhaité prolonger de six mois l'étude des propositions financières concernant l'appel d'offres pour l'achat de 36 avions de chasse. Le Rafale français, le Super Hornet américain et le Gripen suédois...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 08:00

LCA Navy Flies, Landing Gear Up
ARCHIVAL PHOTO FROM FIRST FLIGHT / APRIL 27 / © ADA July 08, 2012 by Shiv Aroor LIVEFIST India's LCA Navy prototype has flown three more times since its first flight on April 27, the last one with its landing gear retracted for the full duration of flight....
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 07:58

Turkey's first indigenous tank set to be unveiled
07/07/2012 Andrew Elwell - defenceiq.com Turkey’s first indigenous armoured vehicle, known as the Altay, is underway with a prototype of the main battle tank due to be unveiled to the public this summer, according to Turkish daily Today’s Zaman. The project...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 07:55

Brazil Again Puts Off Decision in Fighter Jet Competition
Jul. 7, 2012 – Defense News (AFP) BRASILIA, Brazil — The Brazilian Air Force has asked bidders to renew their offers on a contract to provide 36 next-generation fighter jets, extending for six months a race between U.S., French and Swedish contestants....
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 07:55

U.S. Firms Spending More On Lobbying
Jul. 7, 2012 by ZACHARY FRYER-BIGGS Defense news U.S.-based prime contractors may be looking for ways to cut costs in a difficult defense market, but they’re not skimping on lobbying. The top five U.S. defense contractors increased spending on lobbying...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 07:55

Liban : exercice de déploiement de la Force Commander Reserve (FCR)
07/07/2012 Sources : EMA Le 22 juin 2012, près de Marjayoun, au Sud Liban, la Force Commander Reserve (FCR), armée par des militaires français, a conduit l’exercice RITE (Reserve Integration Training Exercise) afin d’améliorer son degré de coopération...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 07:53

FARNBOROUGH: EADS showcases additive-layer manufactured UAV
July 09, 2012 by Dave Majumdar - FG Farnborough - EADS (OE13) is displaying an unmanned air vehicle built wholly by a three-dimensional printer using a process known as additive layer manufacturing (ALM). The battery-powered UAV was designed by students...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 07:50

Tchad : exercice de sauvetage interarmées
08/07/2012 Sources : EMA Le 27 juin 2012, la force Epervier a déployé une dizaine de militaires pour conduire un exercice de Search and Rescue (SAR) au Nord de la capitale Tchadienne, N’Djamena. Les pilotes de l’Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre (ALAT),...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 07:48

FARNBOROUGH: Raytheon and QinetiQ complete trials on compact penetrator warhead
July 09, 2012 by Dave Majumdar- FG Farnborough - Raytheon (chalet A20-21) and QinetiQ have completed "sled trials" of a new compact penetrator warhead at the UK's Pendine test range. The compact penetrator warhead has the same outer mold-line and mass...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 07:46

FARNBOROUGH: KC-390 grows in importance for Embraer Defense
July 09, 2012 by Andrew Doyle - FG Farnborough - The KC-390 tactical military transport/tanker programme will represent 39% of Embraer Defense and Security's total revenue in 2012, up from 19% last year, and is a big focus of the company's presence at...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 07:43

FARNBOROUGH: Fresh engine issue restricts A400M Atlas to static display
photo EADS July 09, 2012 by Craig Hoyle – FG Farnborough - For the second major European air show running, engine issues have relegated Airbus Military's A400M to making only a static display appearance at Farnborough. The setback is a major frustration...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 07:40

Scrappy Indian Navy Copter Bid Nears End
PHOTOS: NH90 ©NHIndustries / S-70B ©Savvas Garozis July 09, 2012 by Shiv Aroor LIVEFIST The Indian Navy's delayed 16 multirole helicopter (MRH) procurement programme is all set for the opening of commercial bids shortly. The programme has the NHIndustries...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 07:38

L'armée va acquérir de nouveaux navires et de l'armement (Belgique)
08 Juillet 2012 RTL.be (Belga) L'armée va pouvoir entamer le renouvellement d'une partie de son matériel, après l'accord donné par le Conseil des ministres à plusieurs programmes d'acquisition, dont celui de deux nouveaux navires pour la Marine, a-t-on...
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9 juillet 2012 1 09 /07 /juillet /2012 07:26

Syrie : la marine a effectué des exercices près des côtes
08/07/2012 OLJ/AFP La marine syrienne a entamé des exercices de tirs réels au cours du week-end, lançant des missiles depuis la terre et la mer dans le but de "simuler un scénario de défense en cas d'attaque surprise depuis la mer", a indiqué dimanche...
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