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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 18:00

29 Mig-29K to join Indian Navy within two years: Navy Chief
photo by Doomych October 4, 2011 defpro.com Indian Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma, recently said that more Mig-29K class air fighter air-craft and helicopters would be inducted into the Indian Navy in the next two years. Talking to media after...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:55

Guatemala close to concluding Super Tucano purchase
Photo Embraer Oct. 04, 2011 Flight Global The Guatemalan government has confirmed that it is finalising negotiations with Brazilian and Spanish banks to finance the planned purchase of a defence package to include six Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucanos. Local...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:50

Ambush Takes The Plunge
Ambush outside the DDH in Barrow 04 Oct 2011 | Ref. 196/2011 BAE Systems Barrow-in-Furness, UK: Ambush, the second hunter-killer submarine in the Astute Class, has successfully completed her first dive; an important milestone in readiness for the boat’s...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:45

BAE Systems Upgrading Howitzers for Chile
photo Pendergast4 04 Oct 2011 | Ref. 195/2011 BAE Systems ARLINGTON, Virginia – BAE Systems has received a $15.8 million contract to refurbish and upgrade 12 M109A5 howitzers for the Chilean Government through a foreign military sales contract. “The howitzers...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:40

Datacryptor added to DISA UC APL
03 October 2011 – Thales Weston, FL – Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces that products from its family of Datacryptor network encryptors have been approved for inclusion on the US Department of Defense (DoD) Unified...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:35

'Second-Hand' Boost for Indonesia's Air Defence
photo by U.S. Air National Guard Oct. 4, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: The Straits Times; published Oct. 4, 2011) Indonesian Air Force officers will soon be shopping in the Arizona desert, picking out two squadrons of mothballed F-16C/D fighter...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:30

F–35B Needs A Plan B (excerpt)
Oct. 4, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Marine Corps Gazette; published October 1, 2011) In December 2010 the Commandant was quoted as stating “there is not a plan B” to the F–35B program. In effect our Marine Corps has “derivatives of plan A,” based...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:25

Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2003-2010
Oct. 4, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Congressional Research Service; dated Sept. 22, 2011) This report is prepared annually to provide Congress with official, unclassified, quantitative data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:20

Norwegian MoD chooses Thales for NORMANS
photo thales.no October 04, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP Source: Thales The Norwegian Defence has decided to purchase NORMANS digitised soldier system based on the concept that has been designed and tested at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)....
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:20

Battlespace Wins $104M for Predator UAV Maintenance
photo US Air Force Oct. 4, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued October 3, 2011) Battlespace Flight Services, LLC of Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $104,179,468 firm fixed price/cost plus award fee contract modification...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:15

La Turquie a proposé l’Azerbaïdjan de participer dans différents projets en domaine de l’industrie de défense
04 oct 2011 APA L’Ankara est intéressé à la présence d’Azerbaïdjan dans la production des chars « Altay », des hélicoptères « Atak », armes de gros calibre, navires militaires, ainsi que des systèmes d’armement Bakou. Rachad Suleymanov – APA. La Turquie...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:10

Poti Squadron Starts Air-Ground Training with the AH-2 Sabre
The Brazilian air force’s AH-2 Sabre attack helicopter is the Russian-manufactured Mil Mi-35, one of which is seen arriving at Cachimbo air base. (Brazilian AF photo) Oct. 3, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Brazilian air force; issued Oct. 3, 2011)...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:05

F-35B Performs First Landing at Sea
Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Fred Schenk lands his F-35B (BF-2) on the Amphibious Deck Ship Wasp LHD-1 for the first time, October 3, 2011. Photo: via Lockheed Martin 04.10.2011 DEFENSE UPDATE October 3, 2011: Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Fred...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 17:00

Bell orders assemblies for AH-1Z helo
photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher O'Quin, USMC EDGEWOOD, N.Y., Oct. 4 (UPI) CPI Aerostructures of New Jersey says Bell Helicopter contracted it to produce various assemblies for the AH-1Z Zulu attack helicopter. The purchase orders total $1.4 million, the...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 16:55

Le sous-marin Nerpa livré à l'Inde fin novembre
MOSCOU, 4 octobre - RIA Novosti La Russie remettra fin novembre à l'Inde le sous-marin nucléaire Nerpa, théâtre d'un accident meurtrier lors d'essais en 2008, a annoncé mardi à RIA Novosti une source haut placée au sein du complexe militaro-industriel....
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 16:50

EDA Chief Executive visits Dublin, Ireland
Brussels - 4 October 2011 EDA News Claude-France Arnould, Chief Executive of the EDA, visited Dublin on 3 October. She had a bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister, Alan Shatter; delivered the key-note address at the seminar on “Opportunities in...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 16:50

Russia,U.S. to hold naval anti-terror exercises
Russian missile cruiser Varyag VLADIVOSTOK, October 4 (RIA Novosti) The Russian and the United States navies will carry out joint anti-terrorism exercises in late October near the Mariana Islands, a Russian Pacific Fleet spokesman said. Exercise Pacific...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 16:45

Assad menace : "A la première balle qui s’abat sur la Syrie, six heures après, j’aurai embrasé le Moyen-Orient"
4 octobre 2011 Guysen International News Selon le site d’information tunisien Globalnet.tn, le président syrien Bachar al Assad aurait déclaré au ministre turc des Affaires étrangères, Ahmet Davutoglu, lors d’une rencontre qui les a réunis à Damas il...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 16:45

US, Royal Brunei Navy Return to Sea for CARAT 2011 Exercise
October 4, 2011 Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert Clowney, Task Force 73 Public Affairs / NNS – defpro.com MUARA, Brunei | The U.S. and Royal Brunei Navies began their 17th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei exercise...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 16:40

China Slips Away From Failure
Photo of the US Department of Defence October 4, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Without any publicity at all (as in stories about its "glorious career"), China is beginning to retire its J-8 jet fighters. Up until recently, China was upgrading and trying to export...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 16:35

Navires non-conventionnels : les porte-avions
Crédit : inconnu. Dessin d'artiste présentant un porte-avions chinois à coque catamaran 4 octobre 2011 Par Le marquis de Seignelay - Le Fauteuil de Colbert Il existe un débat discret, mais essentiel, sur l'architecture navale entre les tenants d'une ligne...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 16:35

New U.S. JCS Chairman Vows to Maintain, Strengthen U.S. Military
October 4, 2011 Jim Garamone / American Forces Press Service – defpro.com JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. | Navy Adm. Mike Mullen transferred responsibility as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during ceremonies...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 16:30

Video: F-35B JSF Lands on USS Wasp
04.10.2011 by John Reed - DEFENSETECH Here’s the video of the F-35B’ Joint Strike Fighter making its first-ever vertical landing aboard a ship. The historic event happened late yesterday afternoon and marks, to my knowledge, the first time a stealth jet...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 12:55

Eurofighter espère une percée sur les terres de Boeing
photo by Arpingstone. 04 Octobre 2011 NB - Easybourse.com Le gouvernement japonais laisse volontairement entendre que l'offre de l'européen a toutes ses chances face aux offres des groupes américains Boeing et Lockheed Martin (photo). Il s'agit d'un contrat...
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4 octobre 2011 2 04 /10 /octobre /2011 12:55

Les JTAC à l'honneur chez Nimrod avec le témoignage du sergent Bommer
04.10.2011 par P. CHAPLEAU Lignes de Défense Le sergent Paul Grahame, dit Bommer, est un JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller ou contrôleur avancé) du Light Dragoon mais il a passé sept mois dans le sud de l'Afghanistan, en 2007, intégré au 2e Mercian...
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