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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 11:30

U.S., Afghans Negotiate on Night Raids
photo Thomas Goisque April 4, 2012 Jim Garamone / American Forces Press Service – defpro.com WASHINGTON | As U.S., NATO and Afghan officials discuss the future of night raids in Afghanistan, the raids are effective and Afghan forces participate in the...
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Le viseur de casque Topowl de Thales à l’épreuve du feu
Le viseur de casque TopOwl de Thales, les " yeux de chat " des pilotes de Tigre. photo Thomas Goisque - Thales 3 avril 2012 par Rédaction Aerobuzz Le viseur de casque TopOwl HMSD (Helmet Mounted Sight & Display) de Thales a fait ses preuves en Afghanistan...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 11:30

Ford Carrier Costs Rise
Northrop Grumman Concept Apr 3, 2012By Michael Fabey - Aviationweek.com The overall CVN-78 Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier program price tag is increasing roughly $2.2 billion — or about 5.5% — to $42.5 billion, the Pentagon estimates in its recent...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 08:00

Tir Aster à bord du porte-avions Charles de Gaulle
03/04/2012 Marine nationale Dans le cadre de la remontée en puissance du Groupe Aéronaval, le 29 mars 2012, le porte-avions Charles de Gaulle a effectué un entraînement de tir de missile Aster 15 en Méditerranée. C’est le 8èmetir de ce type depuis l’histoire...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:55

Rafale : le Brésil décidera en juin
2 Avril 2012 - amerique24.com Selon le ministre de la défense brésilien, Celso Amorim, la décision concernant le rafale devrait intervenir avant la fin du premier trimestre 2012. Dans une interview donnée au magazine brésilien Istoe, Celso Amorim a confié...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:55

EDA Helicopter Tactics Course gains 16 new graduates
Andy Gray, EDA Helicopter Programme Manager, on the left, with a graduate, on the right. Brussels - 3 April 2012 EDA News The EDA Helicopter Tactics Course gained 16 new graduates at a ceremony held at Royal Air Force Linton-on-Ouse in the UK. The students...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:50

Rafael and Mahindra will Develop Anti Torpedo Defence System
Rafael Scutter Israeli anti-torpedo defence system (photo Army Recognition) 03.04.2012 DEFENSE STUDIES Mahindra signs MoU with Rafael Advanced Defence Systems NEW DELHI (BNS): India's leading business house Mahindra & Mahindra and Rafael Advanced Defense...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:50

Bone Refueling
4/2/2012 STRATEGY PAGE A B-1B Lancer from the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron stands by as another Lancer connects with a KC-135 Stratotanker for inflight refueling during a mission over the Gulf of Mexico near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 23,...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:50

NATO-Russia Exercise Tests Responses to Simulated Terrorist Attack
April 3, 2012 defpro.com "'Terrorists hijack a passenger cruise ship in international waters and threaten to sink it if their demands are not met within 48 hours. The hostages aboard include citizens of a number of NATO-Russia Council (NRC) countries."...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:50

'Smart' uniforms ahead for U.K. soldiers
photo UK MoD Apr 2, 2012 Spacewar.com (UPI) London - Electricity-conducting yarn could soon be woven directly into the clothing of British soldiers, replacing cumbersome batteries and cabling, researches said. Uniforms made out of so-called e-textiles...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:50

BAE Making Progress On Saudi-Eurofighter Deal
Apr 3, 2012 by Rhys Jones (Reuters) - AviationWeek.com LONDON - British defense contractor BAE Systems said it was making good progress on talks with Saudi Arabia over changes to its order for 72 Eurofighter Typhoon jets but that an agreement on price...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:45

India to Induct Russia’s Nerpa Nuclear Sub on Wed.
K-152 Nerpa nuclear-powered attack submarine MOSCOW, April 4 (RIA Novosti) The Indian Navy will officially induct Russia’s K-152 Nerpa nuclear-powered attack submarine during a solemn ceremony on Wednesday, an unnamed source in the Indian Defense Ministry...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:45

UK Establishes Joint Forces Command
April 3, 2012 defense-aerospace.com (Source: U.K Ministry of Defence; issued April 2, 2012) New Joint Forces Command Established The new Joint Forces Command (JFC) achieved Initial Operating Capability today, 2 April 2012. The launch of the Joint Forces...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:45

“Brève-Marine” : Corymbe, base mobile permanente dans le golfe de Guinée
3 avril 2012 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Avril 2011. Côte d’Ivoire. Le soutien apporté à la Force Licorne par le bâtiment de la Marine nationale en mission Corymbe a été primordial pour ne pas élever le niveau de la crise. Acte de diplomatie...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:45

Défense antimissile: Washington créera son bouclier sans aucune restriction (ambassadeur)
MOSCOU, 3 avril - RIA Novosti Washington créera son bouclier de défense antimissile sans aucune restriction extérieure, puisqu'il s'agit de garantir la sécurité de ses alliés, a déclaré lundi l'ambassadeur des Etats-Unis en Russie Michael McFaul dans...
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4 avril 2012 3 04 /04 /avril /2012 07:40

Pentagon Activates Missile Defenses For North Korean Launch
April 3rd, 2012 MDAA The Pentagon recently activated its global missile shield in anticipation of North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile, according to defense officials. The measures include stepped-up electronic monitoring, deployment of missile...
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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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