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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:50

MicroFalcon UAS clears extreme weather testing
MicroFalcon – photo INNOCON Feb 09, 2012 by Arie Egozi – Flight Global Tel Aviv - Innocon's MicroFalcon mini unmanned air system (UAS) has completed flight tests under extreme weather conditions, having been operated successfully in a snow storm at -15°C...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:45

Drones over U.S. may pose security risks
Feb 8, 2012 Spaceware.com(UPI) Washington - Thousands of tiny unmanned aircraft or drones flying into civilian airspace over the United States can pose a security threat as they may be difficult to monitor in the long run and some craft may fall into...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:40

US Navy to test EM Railgun prototype launcher
9 February 2012 naval-technology.com The US Navy will soon conduct tests on an Electromagnetic (EM) Railgun prototype launcher, which was delivered last month to a facility in Dahlgren, Virginia, US. The Office of Naval Research's (ONR) EM Railgun development...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:35

Lockheed Martin Awarded JIEDDO OPS Services Contract
Feb 09, 2012 Spacewar.com (SPX) Ellicott City MD - Lockheed Martin has been competitively awarded one of five Operations Support (OPS) Services Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:30

IAF plans to induct more drones in fleet
The IAF flies the Israeli-made Searcher II and Heron for reconnaissance and surveillance purposes. About 100 Searchers are in operation on Indian borders in western, northern and eastern regions. Feb 09, 2012 Spacewar.com (IANS) Bangalore - The Indian...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:25

Lockheed to provide DMOC support for USAF
9 February 2012 airforce-technology.com Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force (USAF) to provide technical support of the Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC) at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, US, in a bid to keep...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:20

Retrait d'Afghanistan: Paris et l'ISAF négocient avec des Ouzbeks exigeants
09.02.2012 par P. CHAPLEAU Lignes de Défense Dans le cadre des négociations en cours entre la Force internationale déployée en Afghanistan et les pays voisins comme l'Ouzbekistan et le Tadjikistan (photo ci-dessus, l'aéroport de Douchanbé), les discussions...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:20

Cirrus Wins Contract To Upgrade RAAF Air Combat Officer Simulation Trainer
Air Combat Officer Simulation Trainer (photo : Cirrus) 09.02.2012 DEFENSE STUDIES SYDNEY-Cirrus Managing Director Mr. Peter Freed has announced that Cirrus has been contracted by DMO Training Aircraft Systems Program Office (TASPO), to develop and deliver...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:15

NIITEK and MBDA Italia proceed into a collaboration agreement
photo Niitek 09 February 2012 chemring.co.uk Dulles, VA – NIITEK, Inc., a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring"), announces it is proceeding into a collaboration agreement with MBDA Italia. As part of the agreement, NIITEK will provide multiple...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:10

Russia May Spend Almost $12 bln on Glonass in 2012-2020
Feb 09, 2012 Spacewar.com (RIA Novosti) Moscow - Russia may spend 346.5 billion rubles (almost $12 bln) on its Glonass satellite navigation system in 2012-2020, the Kommersant daily said on Wednesday. Glonass is Russia's answer to the U.S. Global Positioning...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:05

Japan Scrambles Fighters to Meet Russian Bombers
TOKYO, February 9 (RIA Novosti) Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force had to scramble fighter jets in response to flights by Russian military aircraft near Japanese airspace on Wednesday, Kyodo news agency said on Thursday citing the Defense Ministry. According...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:00

La marine colombienne lance l’achat de 2 sous-marins U-206
9 février 2012 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Pour un montant proche de 20 millions $, la marine colombienne a lancé la procédure pour l’achat de 2 sous-marins du type U-206A, récemment désarmés par la marine allemande et disponibles à...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 13:00

India to add muscle to Male mission
February 08, 2012 Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times New Delhi - With China expanding its footprint in the politically unstable Maldives, India has decided to open a defence wing in its High Commission and decided to post a senior army officer as first defence...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 12:55

Russian Navy to Drop Lada Class Subs – CinC Vysotsky
MOSCOW, February 9 (RIA Novosti) The Russian Navy has decided against construction of Lada class submarines (Project 677) and will instead modernize its existing boats, Navy Commander-in-Chief Adm. Vladimir Vysotsky said in an interview with RIA Novosti....
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 12:55

Russia to Convert Belgorod Submarine for Special Missions
MOSCOW, February 9 (RIA Novosti) Russia’s Sevmash shipyard is to convert the multirole Project 949AM nuclear submarine Belgorod for a “series of special missions,” the navy’s head Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky said on Thursday. Construction of the Belgorod...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 12:50

Bareilly AF base gets Dhruv MK-III
February 9, 2012 idrw.org SOURCE: AIR FORCE PR Air Force Station Bareilly, one of the premier air bases of the Indian Air Force witnessed the induction of the first batch of ALH MK-III in the IAF. Air Marshal PS Gill, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vayu Sena...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 12:50

12th Mechanized Brigade to replace 20th Armoured Brigade in Helmand
Soldiers from 12 Mechanized Brigade training – photo UK MoD 7 Feb 12 UK MoD - A Defence Policy and Business news article 12th Mechanized Brigade will replace 20th Armoured Brigade in April 2012 as the lead formation of British troops in Helmand province,...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 12:45

Russia, U.S. Sign Telemetric Data Exchange Agreement
MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti) Russia and the United States have signed agreements on the exchange of telemetric information on ICBM and SLBM launches, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The agreements were signed at the Third Session of...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 12:40

Defense Ministry Drops Contracts for ‘Inferior’ Arms
PERM, February 8 (RIA Novosti) Substandard and uncertified models of arms and military equipment have been excluded from the 2012 state defense order, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said on Wednesday. This refers to models whose “tests have not been...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 12:35

Delivery of S-500 Air Defense System Delayed Until 2017
MOSCOW, February 7 (RIA Novosti) Russia’s Almaz-Antey concern will finish the development of the advanced S-500 air defense system by 2017, two years later than the deadline announced earlier, the company’s General Director Vitaly Neskorodov said. The...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 12:30

Babcock awarded (Australian) SEA1000 (Submarine) study contract
08 February 2012 Pacific Sentinel Babcock Pty Ltd has begun work on a short term scoping study into land-based propulsion system testing capabilities in support of the SEA1000 future submarine, under a contract awarded to Babcock at the end of 2011 by...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 09:00

Reasons for Rafale
source india-defence February 8, 2012 Think Defence Have read a number of different views from around the internet so I thought a summary could be interesting. They all sound plausible, with the first one being the most obvious when you think about it,...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 08:55

Image of the Day 8 February 2012 (UK MoD)
8 February 2012 UK MoD Soldiers in a WMIK Land RoverA combined arms battle demonstration took place yesterday on Salisbury Plain Training Area. The day was broken down into themed areas of capability and joint integration, culminating in a live firing...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 08:55

Russia Maps Rebel Forces for Assad – Paper
MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti, Alexey Eremenko) Russia used its satellites to help the Syrian government fight growing insurgency in the country, pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported. Russian officials provided the regime of President Bashar al-Assad...
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9 février 2012 4 09 /02 /février /2012 08:55

Navantia livre un troisième BAM à la marine espagnole
Le BAM Meteoro crédits : NAVANTIA 09/02/2012 MER et MARINE La marine espagnole a pris livraison le 6 février de son troisième patrouilleur hauturier du type BAM (Buque de Acción Marítima ). Le Relámpago rejoint les Meteoro et Rayo, livrés par Navantia...
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