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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 18:39

Textron Systems & SED Systems Sign MoU for Canadian TAPV Project
April 4, 2012 defpro.com Saskatoon, Saskatchewan | Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced Apr. 3 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SED Systems (SED), a division of Calian Ltd, for possible work on the...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 18:33

UK MoD Comments Media Reports on Delays to Air Drop System
April 4, 2012 Official Blog of the UK MoD – defpro.com The Telegraph on Monday and the Daily Star yesterday both report that the delivery of an air drop system for use in Afghanistan has been delayed. The articles refer to the procurement of a Joint Precision...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 18:24

FVL programme key to US Army modernisation plans
April 4, 2012 by Dave Majumdar – FG Nashville - The US Army's most senior aviation officers have strongly endorsed the planned future vertical lift (FVL) programme as crucial to the service's aviation modernisation plans in the decades to come. "At some...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 18:21

Belarus to Build Vertical Takeoff Drones
MINSK, April 4 (RIA Novosti) The Belarusian State Military-Industrial Committee is planning to develop a range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability, the committee’s chairman Sergei Gurulev said. “We are...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 18:10

US Army advances 'sense and avoid' for Gray Eagle UAS
April 4, 2012 by Dave Majumdar – FG Nashville - The US Army is working on a ground-based "sense-and-avoid" capability for its fleet of unmanned aircraft, a senior service official says. "Right now the army is focused on ground-based sense-and-avoid. We...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 18:03

Entraînement conjoint entre le Groupe aérien embarqué du Charles de Gaulle et l’armée de Terre
Chien jaune en action et Rafale Marine 04/04/2012 Marine nationale Le 28 mars 2012, une patrouille de Rafale Marine a participé à la préparation opérationnelle d’un sous groupement tactique interarmes (SGTIA) appartenant au 16ème bataillon de chasseurs...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 18:00

India to issue RFP for maritime patrol requirements
April 4, 2012 by Greg Waldron – FG Singapore - India is readying requests for proposals for two maritime patrol requirements: the navy's medium-range maritime reconnaissance (MRMR) aircraft and the coastguard's medium maritime patrol (MMP) aircraft. Both...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:55

Atalante : le BCR Marne se prépare aux opérations de lutte contre la piraterie
L’Alouette III est toujours en vol et observe le travail de l’équipe de visite, restant en mesure d’intervenir en cas de problème 04/04/2012 Marine nationale Le 28 mars 2012, le bâtiment de commandement et de ravitaillement (BCR) Marne, en route pour...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:50

Avio Turbines for New "Virginio Fasan" FREMM Frigate
April 4, 2012 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Avio; issued April 3, 2012) RIVALTA DI TORINO, Italy --- Within nine months of the launch of its twin frigate the “Carlo Bergamini”, the second Italian FREMM (FRegate Europee Multi-Missione) frigate was consigned...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:48

Après le Nerpa, l’Inde envisage de louer un 2è sous-marin nucléaire russe
photo Livefist 4 avril 2012 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Le ministre indien de la défense, AK Antony, a déclaré mercredi que l’Inde étudiait une proposition de louer un 2è sous-marin nucléaire de construction russe. « C’est une proposition,...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:45

Qaeda using Mali crisis to expand, France warns
04 April 2012 defenceWeb (Reuters) France warned the seizure of northern Mali by a Tuareg-led rebellion was playing into the hands of local al Qaeda units, urging neighbours including Algeria to do more to tackle the threat. For long one of the most stable...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:45

UK MoD Admits Delays to Air Drop System
April 3, 2012 defense-aerospace.com (Source: UK Ministry of Defence; issued April 3, 2012) The Telegraph on Monday and the Daily Star today both report that the delivery of an air drop system for use in Afghanistan has been delayed. The articles refer...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:42

Au Royaume Uni, Northwood est passé en 2.0
Avr 4, 2012 Mieszko Dusautoy (BRUXELLES2) Le Royaume Uni s’est doté, le 2 avril, d’un nouveau centre de commandement unifié, ou « Joint Forces Command » (JFC) en anglais. C’est une étape importante de la réforme de la défense, « la plus importante depuis...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:40

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Completes 1st Ever 18.5-Hour Polar Test Mission
Apr 4, 2012 ASDNews Source : Northrop Grumman Corporation Under contract to the U.S. Air Force, Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) B-2 Spirit stealth bomber has completed its first 18.5-hour sortie over the North Pole to validate new flight management...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:40

ITT Exelis to supply additional ALQ-211(V)9 pods to Pakistan
The AIDEWS pod-mounted system provides pilots with advanced situational awareness and protection against radar-based threats. Photo: ITT Exelis. 4 April 2012 airforce-technology.com ITT Exelis has received a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract from...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:38

Next Arms Talks Between US, Russia Might Involve Tactical Weapons
April 4, 2012 defpro.com Washington | The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START [in force since February 5] , deals only with U.S. and Russian long-range nuclear weapons. There's a question about whether Washington and Moscow will now focus...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:35

Atalante : un Atlantique 2 relève le Falcon 50M à Djibouti
04/04/2012 Sources : EMA Le 2 avril 2012, le Falcon 50M de la Marine nationale participant depuis Djibouti aux opérations de lutte contre la piraterie, a été relevé par un avion de patrouille maritime Atlantique 2. Depuis le 11 mars 2012, le Falcon 50M...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:35

The European Union Ups the Anti-Pirate Ante
April 3, 2012 by Austin Bay- STRATEGY PAGE Somali pirates launched fewer successful attacks on commercial shipping in 2011. European Union nations want that trend to continue through 2012 and beyond. Last week, EU nations agreed to let their military...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:30

McFaul Statement on Missile Defense ‘Arrogant’ - Lavrov
BAKU, April 4 (RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday described as "arrogant" a recent statement by U.S. Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul on missile defense. “Yesterday our colleague – the U.S. ambassador - made a very arrogant...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:29

Apache Block III Helicopter Performs Well in Tests
Apr 4, 2012By Kris Osborn, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. - ASDNews NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Army News Service, April 3, 2012) -- The U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache Block III next-generation attack helicopter...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:25

ST Marine Delivers 141M Landing Platform Dock to Royal Thai Navy
HTMS Angthong 791 (all photos : Jojoelee Poonyaput - thaidefensenews) 04.04.2012 DEFENSE STUDIES Singapore, – ST Marine on 3 April held a ceremony for preliminary acceptance and delivery of the 141m Landing Platform Dock (LPD), which it designed and built...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:25

Russia’s Nuclear Arms Industry Fraud ‘Systemic’ - Prosecutors
04/04/2012 RIA Novosti Military prosecutors have uncovered several schemes to embezzle federal funds under contracts for modernization of Russia’s nuclear arms complex between the Defense Ministry officials and construction firms since March 2011. “Military...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:22

AUS: Australian Defence Force Posture Review
04 April 2012 Pacific Sentinel Minister for Defence Stephen Smith today announced that he had received the final Report of the Australian Defence Force Posture Review. The Minister commissioned the report in June 2011. The Force Posture Review is addressing...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:20

Raytheon, Boeing to continue JAGM development
photo Raytheon April 4, 2012 by Dave Majumdar – FG Nashville - Raytheon and Boeing say the US Department of Defense is going to continue the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) as a technology demonstration effort, with contracts to be awarded this year....
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:15

4,500th F-16 Produced For International Operator
04/04/2012 by Armed Forces International's Aviation Expert US defence and aerospace firm Lockheed Martin has ceremoniously unveiled the 4,500th F-16 multirole combat jet to roll off the production line. It's an unprecedented achievement for a jet fighter...
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