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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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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 07:50

GCHQ recruits eight universities to help counter cyber attacks
01 Apr 2012 By Richard Tyler – The Telegraph Intelligence agency GCHQ has selected eight universities as collaboration partners to improve government and industry cyber security. The Treasury has admitted it has been under sustained attack by foreign...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 07:45

Russia Promotes S-400 at DefExpo, Eying Indian Air & Missile Defense Opportunities
April 1, 2012 Debajit Sarkar – defense update Almaz Antey has recently received a multi-year order for the S-400 Triumf surface-air missiles (SAM), equipping the Russian defense forces with several regiments of the advanced SAMs. For the near term the...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 07:40

ASEAN to Discuss North Korea Rocket Launch
Apr. 1, 2012 Defense News (AFP) PHNOM PENH — Southeast Asian nations will discuss North Korea’s planned rocket launch at a summit this week, ASEAN chief Surin Pitsuwan said April 1, after the Philippines lodged diplomatic protests over the matter. “The...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 07:35

Swedish Government-Industry Ties Under Fire
Apr. 1, 2012 - By GERARD – Defense news Stockholm Probes Creation of Shell Company STOCKHOLM — The resignation of Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors has reopened scrutiny of the government’s relationship with Swedish-based industry, along with the...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 07:30

Un nouveau groupe amphibie américain part pour le Golfe
Le porte-hélicoptères d'assaut USS Iwo Jima crédits : US NAVY 02/04/2012 MER et MARINE 4000 marins américains, embarqués sur le porte-hélicoptères d'assaut USS Iwo Jima, ainsi que les transports de chalands de débarquement USS New York et USS Gunston...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 07:25

Le patrouilleur béninois Alibori quitte Saint-Nazaire
La patrouilleur Alibori à son départ de Saint-Nazaire, vendredi crédits : BERNARD PREZELIN 02/04/2012 MER et MARINE Construit par le chantier Ocea des Sables d'Olonne et arrivé le 6 mars à Saint-Nazaire pour y recevoir son armement, l'Alibori, premier...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 07:20

Le BPC Tonnerre à Cherbourg
Le BPC Tonnerre à Cherbourg crédits : MARINE NATIONALE 02/04/2012 MER et MARINE Après avoir mené des exercices au large de Brest et de Cherbourg, le bâtiment de projection et de commandement Tonnerre a fait une brève escale dans le port du Cotentin. Arrivé...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 07:15

Singapore: Singapore and Indian Navies Conduct Bilateral Maritime Exercise
02.04.2012 Pacific Sentinel The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Indian Navy (IN) have conducted the annual Singapore-Indian Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX), from the 21 Mar to 1 April 2012. Hosted by India, this year's exercise is the 19th...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 07:10

Chinese military defends $106 billion defence budget
Mar 30, 2012 Brahmand.com BEIJING (PTI): Claiming that it has no hidden military expenditure, China on Friday defended the 11.2 per cent increase in its defence budget saying that much of it would go for increased salaries of soldiers, training and exercises...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 07:05

La DGSE fête ses trente ans : pour le renseignement, c'est l'âge adulte.
02.04.2012 par Jean-Dominique Merchet - Secret Défense Une cérémonie aura lieu ce matin boulevard Mortier. Coup de projecteur sur la "Boîte". La Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (DGSE) célèbre aujourd'hui son trentième anniversaire. Créée...
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2 avril 2012 1 02 /04 /avril /2012 07:00

Iranian Defense Ministry Plans to Boost Aerospace Capabilities This Year
2012-03-31 farsnews.com TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said rapid growth and expansion of aerospace technology tops the agenda of his ministry in the new Iranian year (started on March 21). "This year, the Defense Ministry's first...
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1 avril 2012 7 01 /04 /avril /2012 21:00

Reva builder to make Tomcar offroader
The Tomcar at DefExpo 2012. April 1, 2012 Saurabh Joshi - stratpost.com Two-seater or four-seater, petrol or diesel, the vehicle's most important USP is that the US Customs and Border Patrol, Israeli Defense Forces and the British Army in Afghanistan...
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1 avril 2012 7 01 /04 /avril /2012 20:30

VSHORAD – India’s Next Big Air Defense Program
Thales Starstreak, on display at Defexpo 2012. Photo: Binny Winson April 1, 2012 Debajit Sarkar – defense update The Chief of the Indian Army has recently warned that 97 % of India’s Air Defense is obsolete. Given the fact that the Indian Armed Forces...
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1 avril 2012 7 01 /04 /avril /2012 19:17

An Israeli Shell in an Indian Tank
The Arjun tank used by the Indian Army 1/4/2012 Arie Egozi - israeldefense.com India is equipping its Arjun tanks with IAI’s LAHAT missile India is equipping its Arjun tanks with the LAHAT missile produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The missile...
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1 avril 2012 7 01 /04 /avril /2012 17:32

Mechanical Mule Makes Itself Sort Of Useful
April 1, 2012: STRATEGY PAGE The U.S. Army's latest design of, well, a mechanical mule for the infantry spent the last three months being tested in Afghanistan. Four of these vehicles were sent there to operate with the troops. The SMSS (Squad Mission...
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