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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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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:14

BAE Systems signs Saudi-Eurofighter deal
04 April 2012 defenceWeb (Reuters) British defence contractor BAE Systems said a contract to build 48 Typhoon aircraft in Britain for the Saudi Arabian air force had been signed but changes to the price of the deal had yet to be agreed. BAE had expected...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:10

Dutch Auditor Lacks Insight Into JSF Costs
April 4, 2012 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Algemene Rekenkamer (Dutch Court of Audit); published April 3, 2012) Monitoring the Replacement of the F-16 The Netherlands Court of Audit has investigated the deployability of the F-16 and developments concerning...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:05

Le budget des chasseurs F-35 gelé à 9 milliards $
04 avril 2012 Raymond Giroux Le Soleil Avec La Presse Canadienne (Ottawa) Ottawa gèle à 9 milliards$ l'enveloppe budgétaire des futurs chasseurs F-35 et met la Défense nationale sous la tutelle d'un nouveau secrétariat particulier géré par le ministère...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 17:00

Russia Begins Mine-Clearing in Chechnya
MOSCOW, April 4 (RIA Novosti) The Russian Defense Ministry has summoned bomb disposal experts to Chechnya for a mine-clearing effort in the republic, where Russia fought two wars against separatists in the last two decades, the chief military engineer...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 16:55

Elbit Systems Launches IMACS
April 4, 2012 defpro.com A Solutions Suit Test Bed for the Protection of Maritime Strategic Facilities Elbit Systems has launched an Integrated Maritime Awareness Concept and Solution (IMACS) suit, developed to answer the unique defense requirements of...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 16:50

HMS Dauntless sets sail for Falklands as tensions mount between Britain and Argentina
HMS Dauntless leaving for the Falkland Islands Apr 2012 The Telegraph The Royal Navy's newest destroyer HMS Dauntless set sail on its maiden mission for the Falklands today amid strained diplomatic relations between Argentina and Britain. Warship HMS...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 16:45

U.S. Navy to Spend $322 Million on Fleet Communications Program
April 4, 2012 Greg Giaquinto, Sr. Analyst / Forecast International – defpro.com NEWTOWN, Conn. | Forecast International estimates that the U.S. Navy will inject some $322 million into its Fleet Communications program over the next 10 years. The United...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 16:40

Afghanistan: l'Otan transfert la responsabilité de la province de Takhâr
MOSCOU, 4 avril - RIA Novosti L'Otan a transféré mardi aux forces afghanes la responsabilité de la sécurité dans la province de Takhâr (nord), rapporte l'agence de presse Pejvak. Prévue initialement dans la matinée, la cérémonie solennelle de ce transfert...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 16:35

Le gouvernement canadien a sous-estimé le coût d'achat de 65 F-35
04 avril 2012 Romandie.com (AFP) OTTAWA - Le gouvernement canadien a sous-estimé les risques et les coûts liés à l'achat d'avions de combat furtifs américains F-35, selon un rapport d'audit publié mardi qui a aussitôt forcé Ottawa à geler le budget d'acquisition...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 16:35

Le sous-marin russe Nerpa officiellement intégré à la Marine indienne
photo Indian Navy - source Livefist NEW DELHI, 4 avril - RIA Novosti La cérémonie solennelle d'intégration dans la Marine indienne du sous-marin nucléaire russe K-152 Nerpa s'est déroulée mercredi dans le port de Visakhapatnam, a annoncé à RIA Novosti...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 16:30

Japan Prepares To Open Fire On North Korea
April 4, 2012: STRATEGY PAGE For the first time ever, Japan will deploy warplanes under the "self-defense" provision of their pacifist constitution. Adopted, under pressure from the United States, the Japanese Article 95 (of the Self-Defense Forces Law)...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 16:30

PHOTOS: INS Chakra As She Arrive In India
April 04, 2012 by Shiv Aroor - LIVEFIST More PHOTOS – source Indian Navy
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 13:00

L’Inde met en service son sous-marin à propulsion nucléaire
INS Charkra II - photo Indian Navy source Livefist 04 avril 2012 Par Astrid Gouzik – L’USINE NOUVELLE Mercredi 4 avril, le pays a intégré à sa marine le nouvel insubmersible prêté par la Russie pour 10 ans. Depuis 1991, l’Inde ne détenait plus de sous-marin...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 12:55

Le HMS Illustrious participera à l’exercice Joint Warrior après des réparations
photo UK MoD 4 avril 2012 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Le porte-hélicoptères de la Royal Navy, endommagé lors d’une collision avec un remorqueur pendant un entraînement, devrait participer à l’exercice Joint Warrior organisé par l’OTAN....
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 12:55

First 200 US Marines arrive in Darwin, Australia
2012-04-04(China Military News cited from AFP) Some 200 Marines touched down in tropical Darwin overnight as part of an enhanced defence cooperation outlined during a visit by US President Barack Obama in November that rankled Beijing. The troops are...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 12:50

Russian Mystery Missile
April 4, 2012: STRATEGY PAGE Russia announced a new stealthy cruise missile for their heavy bombers and whatever emerges from the effort to develop something to compete with the American F-22 and F-35. The Russian announcement said little more, declaring...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 12:45

What Israel Sent To Azerbaijan
April 4, 2012: STRATEGY PAGE Azerbaijan angered its neighbor, Iran, when it recently purchased $1.6 billion in military equipment from Israel. Details of this purchase were never mentioned, but now the veil of secrecy is being lifted. Among the items...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 12:40

Aviators Got The Software Blues Again
April 4, 2012: STRATEGY PAGE The U.S. Navy has decided that officers, or only NCOs with flying experience, will operate UAVs, at least those weighing more than 25 kg (55 pounds). That means only one of the current navy UAVs is eligible. This is the ScanEagle,...
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