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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 12:45

MV-22 In Ground Combat
photo USMC December 22, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE The four man crew of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B tiltrotor aircraft received awards for combat bravery (Air Medals with the valor device) in the first instance of an MV-22B coming under heavy fire on the ground...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 12:40

Australian Army Reorganizes For The Future
December 22, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Australia is reorganizing its army. With only 27,000 active duty troops (and 17,000 reservists), the core of the force is currently three combat brigades (one mechanized, one light infantry and one motorized). These will...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 12:35

SELEX Elsag wins Danish LOAM contract
22 December 2011 - by the Shephard News Team SELEX Elsag has won a contract from the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization to supply 8 Laser Obstacle Avoidance & Monitoring (LOAM) systems to the Royal Danish Air Force EH-101 helicopter...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 12:30

U.S. Marines renew MRAP service contract
photo USMC WARRENVILLE, Ill., Dec. 22 (UPI) Employees of U.S. vehicle-maker Navistar Defense will continue in-theater support for MRAP vehicles in Afghanistan. The Illinois company said a current field service support contract was renewed by the U.S....
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 09:00

VIREE AU LARGE DE LA COTE D’AZUR__BPC Mistral
22 décembre 2011 Par BPC Mistral - asp. Etienne BAGGIO Du lundi 5 au vendredi 9 décembre, le Mistral a appareillé afin d’effectuer une campagne d’appontage au profit des pilotes de l’ALAT (Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre). Ainsi, ce sont deux Puma...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:55

New A400M development aircraft takes flight
22 December 2011 - by the Shephard News Team The fifth Airbus Military A400M military airlifter has made its first flight, marking the end of a highly successful year for the programme. According to a 22 December 2011 company statement, the full fleet...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:55

Thales et Safran signent un partenariat
22/12/2011 Ministère de la Défense Les présidents directeurs généraux de Safran, Jean-Paul Herteman et de Thales, Luc Vigneron ont signé, mercredi 20 décembre 2011, un protocole d’intention en vue de la création d’une co-entreprise, détenue à parts égales,...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:50

BAE Systems Awarded Two Armored Vehicle Awards Totaling More Than $150 Million
22.12.2011 BAE Systems - army-guide.com ARLINGTON, Virginia –- BAE Systems Land & Armaments has received two contract awards totaling more than $150 million to provide RG31 and RG32M vehicles to the United Arab Emirates and Sweden. “These awards mark...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:45

BAE Systems Awarded $41.9 Million to Assist in M113 Upgrades for Brazil
BAE Systems` M113 A2 Mk1 22.12.2011 BAE Systems - army-guide.com ARLINGTON, Virginia -- BAE Systems, in partnership with the Brazilian Army are upgrading 150 M113 armored personnel carriers for Brazil through a foreign military sales contract worth $41.9...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:40

Spartan Chassis Receives Order From BAE Systems for International Light Armored Vehicles
ILAV 22.12.2011 Spartan Chassis- army-guide.com CHARLOTTE, Mich. -- Spartan Chassis, Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc., has received a multi-million dollar subcontract award from defense contractor BAE Systems to support the production of advanced...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:35

Raytheon Wins $254M Zumwalt Contract
(DDG-1000 image: Northrop Grumman) Dec 22, 2011 By Michael Fabey - AviationWeek.com WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a contract modification this month for up to $254 million for development, test, and delivery of DDG-1000 Total Ship Computing...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:30

Israel cancels deal with Turkey for F-16 upgrades
December 22, 2011 By Arie Egozi – Flight Global Tel Aviv - In a sign of worsening relations between the two countries, the Israeli ministry of defence has cancelled a deal to supply optical and radar imagery intelligence systems to the Turkish air force...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:25

Alenia Aeronautica to support Bulgarian C-27Js
Bulgarian Air Force C-27J photo kos93 22 December 2011 - by the Shephard News Team Alenia Aeronautica has signed a framework agreement that will see it define the procedures for the supply of logistic support services to the C-27J fleet of the Bulgarian...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:20

Japan Settles For The F-35
December 22, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Japan has finally decided to purchase 42 American F-35 fighters to replace its 110 elderly F-4Js. The F-35A is a 31 ton, single engine fighter that is 15.7 meters (51.4 feet) long and with a 10.7 meter (35 foot) wingspan....
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:15

Franco-British Tensions Stress Relationship
Photo: BAE Systems Dec 22, 2011 By Robert Wall - aviation week and space technology London - Battle lines are being drawn in European efforts to restructure the unmanned aircraft sector. But one big question looms: What front will France be fighting on?...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:10

Israel Not Renews Elbit Export Authorizations for Program with Foreign Customer
Dec 22, 2011 ASDNews Source : Elbit Systems Ltd. For Political Considerations Israeli Government Does Not Renew Elbit Systems' Export Authorizations Haifa, Israel - Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (the "Company") announced today that the Israeli...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:05

7th DefExpo to be held in New Delhi from March 29-April 1, 2012
December 22, 2011 defpro.com The next DefExpo will be held in New Delhi from March 29-April 1, 2012. The 7th DefExpo 2012, billed to be the largest of its kind in Asia, is expected to be attended by official delegations from 90 countries. The biennial...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 08:00

PLA's torpedo training level enhanced
December 22, 2011 Qian Xiaohu, Sun Jihong / PLA Daily – defpro.com The new-type general teaching-purpose training torpedo, developed independently by China, has officially been equipped in the fleet. According to Ai Zhangshun, captain of a destroyer of...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 07:55

UAV-Carrying Balloon Demos Capabilities
source ravenaerostar.com December 21, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Raven Industries, Inc.; issued December 21, 2011) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. --- Raven Industries Aerostar aided the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Vehicle Research Section on September...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 07:50

Turkey Suspends Military Ties with France
22 Dec 2011 DefenseNews (AFP) ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a raft of political and military sanctions Dec. 22 after French lawmakers approved a bill making it a crime to deny Armenian genocide. Turkey will recall its...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 07:45

Bolivian Army Buys 6 Chinese Helicopters
22 Dec 2011 DefenseNews (AFP) LA PAZ - Bolivia signed a deal Dec. 22 to buy six Chinese H425 helicopters for its army, at a ceremony attended by Bolivian ministers and Beijing's ambassador, local media reported. Foreign minister Carlos Romero and planning...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 07:40

Nouveau traité de défense entre la France et Djibouti
Le président de Djibouti Ismaël Omar Guelleh et son homologue français Nicolas Sarkozy signent un nouveau traité de défense, le 21 décembre 2011. 22 décembre 2011 – Par RFI Le président de Djibouti était, le mercredi 21 décembre 2011, en visite officielle...
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23 décembre 2011 5 23 /12 /décembre /2011 00:42

69 missiles sur un cargo en direction de Shangai: deux Ukrainiens arrêtés
photo Darkone Les autorités finlandaises ont annoncé jeudi avoir arrêté les deux plus hauts gradés de l'équipage ukrainien du cargo à destination de Shanghai sur lequel ont été découverts 69 missiles sol-air Patriots en provenance d'Allemagne 22.12.2011...
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22 décembre 2011 4 22 /12 /décembre /2011 22:48

Ok Guys, Who Sent Patriot Missiles to China? (Updated) - Defensetech
22.12.2011 DEFENSETECH So, Finnish Authorities yesterday found 69 Patriot air-defense missiles and another 160 tons of explosives on a ship bound for China. What!? The British-flagged merchant ship Thor Liberty apparently left Emden, Germany with the...
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22 décembre 2011 4 22 /12 /décembre /2011 19:27

TenCate Advanced Armour delivers protective armour for Danish frigates
December 22, 2011 defpro.com Vissenbjerg, Denmark | TenCate Advanced Armour has completed the delivery of ballistic protection systems for the second of three Danish Iver Huitfeldt frigates. Due to the modular approach by TenCate to the production of...
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