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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 16:45

Qantas Defence Services Wins RAAF Support Contract
An RAAF PC9/A trainer aircraft. (photo : Scramble) 02.04.2012 DEFENSE STUDIES Qantas Defence Services (QDS) will provide support for the RAAF’s fleet of PC9/A trainer aircraft under a new contract signed with the Commonwealth government on March 29. The...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 16:40

New Aircraft Introduced At P-8A Roll-Out Ceremony
Apr 2, 2012By Clark Pierce, Editor, Jax Air News Source : US Navy - ASDNews More than 1,200 distinguished visitors filled the Patrol Squadron 30 hangar at Naval Air Station Jacksonville March 28 to celebrate the first fleet delivery of the P-8A Poseidon...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 16:35

2nd Multipurpose Frigate Launched: Virginio Fasan
Apr 2, 2012 ASDNews Source : Fincantieri Following the launch of the “Carlo Bergamini” last July, today Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard celebrated the launch of the frigate “Virginio Fasan”, which is due for delivery at the end of 2012. The vessel is the...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 16:30

Mahindra signs MoU with Rafael Advanced Defence Systems
Apr 2, 2012 ASDNews Source : Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. JV to develop and manufacture products for Defence Sector; to set up production facility in Pune Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., one of India’s leading business houses and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 12:55

How MBDA hit its target in first 10 years
Scalp-EG missile were released from French Navy Rafales April 2, 2012 by Craig Hoyle – FG London - For European guided weapons manufacturer MBDA, 2011 was a special year. The December celebration marking its first decade of operations came after several...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 12:55

Made In Arabia For Arabians
April 2, 2012: STRATEGY PAGE The UAE (United Arab Emirates) has ordered another 200 NIMR vehicles for its armed forces. The NIMR is produced by a UAE company with an assembly plant in Jordan. The NIMR is a hummer like vehicle designed to cope with the...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 12:50

Demonstration of the SUM System
02.04.2012 by Raquel - EDA news Sunshine and blue skies over Belgium provided the setting for the demonstration of the project Surveillance in an Urban Environment Using Mobile Sensors (SUM). Courtesy of the Belgium Armed Forces, allowing for the demonstration...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 12:45

India could require six to eight Northrop MQ-4C BAMS
April 2, 2012 by Greg Waldron – FG Singapore - To ensure continuous coverage of its oceanic frontiers, the Indian navy would need six to eight Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned air systems (UAS). This number would...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 12:40

Russia's Defense Ministry Wants Strike Drone
MOSCOW, April 2 (RIA Novosti) Russia’s Defense Ministry has issued a technical specification for development of a strike unmanned air vehicle (UAV), Izvestia daily said on Monday quoting a high-level source. Tranzas company will build the UAV's on-board...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 12:35

Close Combat Vehicle Meeting Cancelled At Least Minute – Candidate Vehicles Have Issues, Say Sources
April 2, 2012. By David Pugliese-Defence Watch The Canadian government’s $2 billion program to acquire a fleet of Close Combat Vehicles has run into more problems, with a meeting to be held with the bidding companies cancelled at the last minute. Representatives...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 12:25

Safety concerns stalling first flight of HAL's naval Tejas
Tejas photo Aeronautical Development Agency Apr 2, 2012by Greg Waldron – FG Singapore - Safety concerns have delayed the maiden flight of the naval variant of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas light combat aircraft. "It is very important to...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 12:20

Sagem to supply EOMS-NG optronic system for French navy frigates
Apr 2, 2012 ASDNews Source : Safran S.A. Sagem (Safran group) has signed a contract with French naval shipyard DCNS, under French defense procurement agency DGA as contracting authority, for the modernization of fire control systems on six Floréal class...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 12:15

Eurocopter calls for conclusion of India competition
Apr. 2, 2012 by Greg Waldron – FG Singapore - Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling says it is time for India's competition for 197 reconnaissance and surveillance helicopters (RSH) to be concluded. "It is time for this competition to end," he says. "The army...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 12:10

Boeing bulllish on Chinook winning Indian competition
Apr. 2, 2012 by Greg Waldron – FG Singapore - Boeing is confident that the CH-47F Chinook will win India's competition for 15 heavy lift helicopters. Flight trials for the CH-47F and the Russian Mil Mi-26 have been completed and offset proposals have...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 12:05

US general holds talks with Tajikistan
March 31, 2012 Spacewar.com (AFP) Dushanbe - General James Mattis, the head of US Central Command, on Saturday held talks with Takjik President Emomali Rakhmon as Washington seeks continued support for its military operation in next-door Afghanistan....
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 12:00

Brazil close to decision on jet fighter deal
photo Sirpa Air Mar 31, 2012 ASDNews (AFP) Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim said in remarks published Saturday that the country is in the "final chapters," of awarding a lucrative jet fighter deal and should decide within a few months. The Rafale...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 11:59

Australia’s Super Hornet to EA-18G Growler conversion moves ahead
The first EA-18G Growler performed its maiden flight on 15 August 2006. Photo: Boeing - Peter George 2 April 2012 airforce-technology.com The Australian Government is moving ahead with the conversion of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) 12 Boeing-built...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 11:56

Tactical Air Transport Symposium – 24 and 25 October, Czech Republic
Credits: Belgium Army - DG Com Brussels - 2 April 2012 by Raquel – EDA News The European Air Transport Fleet (EATF) partnership, signed by 19 participating Member States (pMS) and Norway, aims at developing concrete solutions to increase the efficiency...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 11:55

Defense Acquisitions: Assessment of Selected Weapon Programs
April 2nd, 2012 By Government Accountability Office – Defence Talk The total estimated cost of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) 2011 portfolio of 96 major defense acquisition programs stands at $1.58 trillion. In the past year, the total acquisition...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 11:50

F-22 scientific board findings announced
April 2nd, 2012 By Air Force News Agency – Defence Talk Air Force leaders provided an update on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board study into the F-22 Raptor life support systems and flight operations during a briefing in the Pentagon March 29. Retired...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 11:45

C-27 program cut explained, budget aligned with strategy
April 2nd, 2012 By Air Force News Agency – Defence Talk The Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs discussed the reasoning behind the C-27J Spartan program cut from the fiscal 2013 budget request during the Air Force Association's...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 11:40

Photo of the day: J-20 prototype number 2 is here.
April 01, 2012 China Defense Blog More pics
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 11:35

Pentagon Looks to Expand Military Ties With Brazil
April 2nd, 2012 By US Department of Defense – Defence Talk Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, on his way back from Brazil today, said he hopes to expand military-to-military relations with the country he said is “clearly, an economic engine globally.” The chairman...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 11:30

India to issue RFP for maritime patrol requirements
Apr. 2, 2012 by Greg Waldron – FG Singapore - India is readying requests for proposals (RFP) for two maritime patrol requirements: the navy's Medium Range Maritime Reconnaissance (MRMR) aircraft and the coast guard's Medium Maritime Patrol (MMP) aircraft....
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 07:55

Quand le chef des armées règle ses comptes... (Inde)
02/04/2012 Patrick de Jacquelot, Les Echos Il est plutôt rare qu'un chef des armées défraie la chronique : c'est pourtant ce que fait depuis quelques jours, à répétition, le général V.K. Singh, patron de l'armée indienne. Le général a commencé par affirmer...
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