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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:40

USAF’s HH-60 Rescue Choppers Will Only Be 50 Percent Mission Ready By 2015
April 3, 2012 DEFENSETECH Yup, the Air Force’s fleet of 93 HH-60 Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopters will only be ready to fly missions 50 percent of the time by 2015, according to service brass. Only 93 of the remaining fleet of 99 Sikorsky...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:40

Russie : 5 millions d'euros destinés à l'armement nucléaire détournés
03.04.2012 TF1 News De hauts responsables du ministère russe de la Défense sont soupçonnés d'avoir détourné environ 5 millions d'euros, destinés au complexe d'armement nucléaire du pays, a indiqué mardi le ministère russe de l'Intérieur. "Des officiers...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:35

Telephonics to Upgrade Colombian Navy CN-235s
April 3, 2012 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Telephonics Corporation; issued April 2, 2012) Telephonics’ Technical Support Services Center Awarded Contract to Upgrade 2 Colombian Navy CN-235s FARMINGDALE, N.Y. --- Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:35

Combat Aircraft: The ‘New’ B-52
03.04.2012 by DAVID AXE - warisboring.com The last of 744 B-52 Stratofortresses, an H-model, rolled out of Boeing’s Wichita facility in 1962. Fifty years later in February, the Pentagon identified the B-52 and the U.S. Air Force’s other strategic bombers...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:35

Financial Pressure and Excessive Life-Cycle Costs Led to C-27J Being Cancelled, Says U.S.A.F Deputy Chief of Staff
source Defense news April 2, 2012 David Pugliese - Defence Watch The U.S. Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs recently discussed the reasoning behind the C-27J Spartan program cut from the fiscal 2013 budget request during...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:30

NATO denies accelerating Afghanistan troop withdrawal
April 3rd, 2012 Defence Talk (AFP) NATO's chief denied on Monday that the alliance was speeding up the withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan as he sought to clear up "confusion" over the pullout planned for the end of 2014. Secretary General Anders...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:30

Establishment of a New Artillery Battalion
3/4/2012 IsraelDefense - Source: Ha'aretz The IDF is establishing a battalion that will provide the Artillery Corps with capabilities to carry out missions that only the IAF was previously able to conduct The IDF is expanding the operational capabilities...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:30

Bell Helicopter Receives New Army OH-58D Contract
April 3, 2012 defpro.com FORT WORTH, TX | Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced that as part of the OH-58D Wartime Replacement Aircraft Cabin program, it has received a contract for the nonrecurring engineering and a "new metal" OH-58D cabin....
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:30

U.S. Army Defining New Multi-Role Helicopter
Photo: Eurocopter Apr 3, 2012 By Graham Warwick - defense technology international Washington - It has been decades since the U.S. Army had the chance to define a clean-sheet rotorcraft. But an opportunity is approaching as the service heads toward the...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:25

GD Awarded $25 M for Submarine and Carrier Maintenance Work
USS Annapolis (SSN-760) - photo US Navy Apr 3, 2012 ASDNews Source : General Dynamics Corporation The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat two contracts worth $25.2 million to perform nuclear submarine and carrier maintenance and modernization...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:20

LM Receives $78M to Continue to Maintain SEWS for US Space and Missile Command
Apr 3, 2012 ASDNews Source : Lockheed Martin Corporation The system that provides U.S. Theater Combatant Commanders and partner nations with U.S. missile event information will continue to be supported by Lockheed Martin. The U.S. Air Force Electronics...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:15

Rockwell Demos Synthetic Vision on Military Helicopters
April 3, 2012 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Rockwell Collins; issued April 2, 2012) Rockwell Collins Demonstrates Safety Capabilities of Synthetic Vision on Military Helicopters NASHVILLE, Tenn. --– After a series of highly successful flight tests, Rockwell...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:15

Embraer KC-390 Military Transport Aircraft to Feature Additional BAE Equipment
Apr 3, 2012 ASDNews Source : BAE Systems PLC Aircraft manufacturer Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force have selected BAE Systems to provide active side sticks as part of the overall cockpit controls for the KC-390 military transport aircraft. In 2011,...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:10

Boeing Completes On-cost, On-schedule Delivery of F-15K Slam Eagles to Korea
Apr 3, 2012 ASDNews Source : The Boeing Company Boeing delivered the final two F-15K Slam Eagles to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) on April 2 at Daegu Air Base. All ROKAF F-15Ks were delivered on cost and on schedule. "Boeing is proud to have...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:00

US To Amend Afghan Plane Bid, No Full Re-do
Apr 3, 2012 By Andrea Shalal-Esa (Reuters) - AviationWeek.com WASHINGTON - The U.S. Air Force said on Monday it would amend, rather than re-do, the terms of a potential $1 billion competition to supply light attack planes to Afghanistan. Privately held...
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3 avril 2012 2 03 /04 /avril /2012 22:52

ATK Wins $2.6 Billion Ammunition Orders
April 3, 2012 defense-aerospace.com (Source: US Department of Defense; issued April 2, 2012) Alliant Techsystems Operations, L.L.C., Independence, Mo., was awarded a $2,541,000,000 fixed-price economic-price-adjustment contract. The award will provide...
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3 avril 2012 2 03 /04 /avril /2012 22:49

Japan rejects N. Korean rocket launch invitation
April 3, 2012 Spacewar.com (AFP) Tokyo - Japan has rejected an invitation from North Korea to send observers to a rocket launch that Tokyo and its allies say is a disguised missile test, officials said Tuesday. "It is inappropriate that any Japanese officials...
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3 avril 2012 2 03 /04 /avril /2012 22:47

Brazil expands role in African arms market
Apr 2, 2012Spacewar.com (UPI) Sao Paulo - Brazilian manufacturer Embraer is having more success in Africa than in the United States with its winning light aircraft Super Tucano, which is challenging rivals' market share in the category. Embraer's only...
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3 avril 2012 2 03 /04 /avril /2012 22:39

Pentagon Awards $777M Contracts for Saudi F-15SA Upgrade
April 4, 2012 defense-aerospace.com (Source: US Department of Defense; issued April 2, 2012) Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $410,610,000 firm-fixed-price contract for 95 Sniper advanced targeting pod and spares;...
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3 avril 2012 2 03 /04 /avril /2012 19:07

U.S. Army Targets Vehicle Industrial Base
Photo: US Army Apr 3, 2012 By Paul McLeary Aviationweek.com Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Over the next several years, more than a few big-ticket items in the Army’s annual budget will reach major milestones—transitioning from new-build production to long-term...
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3 avril 2012 2 03 /04 /avril /2012 18:58

Israel's UAS Technologies signs training pact with Simlat
27 Mar 2012 by Arie Egozi - FG Tel Aviv - Israeli manufacturer UAS Technologies has unveiled a new unmanned air system design in conjunction with training specialist Simlat. Intended to meet a growing demand to provide instruction for unmanned system...
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3 avril 2012 2 03 /04 /avril /2012 18:54

Russia to Send 4 Warships to Joint Drill with China
Russian missile cruiser Varyag Photo Pacific Fleet press service VLADIVOSTOK, April 3 (RIA Novosti) Four Russian warships, as well as support vessels, warplanes, helicopters and naval infantry, will team up with Chinese naval forces in a joint exercise...
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3 avril 2012 2 03 /04 /avril /2012 18:51

Baku Says No Israeli Bases For Iran Strike
BAKU, April 3 (RIA Novosti) Azerbaijan denies reports that Israel is to set up military bases aimed at Iran on its territory, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said on Tuesday. In late March, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry denied a media report...
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3 avril 2012 2 03 /04 /avril /2012 17:56

Pakistan PM Gilani highly praises JF-17 Thunder fighter project
2012-04-02(China Military News cited from APP) Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Monday said the two countries need to fully translate their deep political ties into stronger economic relations for the mutual good of their people. He was talking to...
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3 avril 2012 2 03 /04 /avril /2012 17:53

Canada : réponse globale au chapitre 2 du rapport du printemps 2012 du vérificateur général du Canada
NR 12.043 - le 3 avril 2012 forces.gc.ca Le gouvernement du Canada annonce qu’il donnera une réponse globale au chapitre 2 du rapport du printemps 2012 du vérificateur général du Canada OTTAWA — L’honorable Julian Fantino, ministre associé de la Défense...
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