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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 18:30

L'A400M enchaîne les essais de certification
(photo : Airbus / S. Ramadier) 22.09.2011 par François Julian - Air & Cosmos Les équipes des essais en vol de l'A400M, n'ont visiblement pas le temps de souffler. Airbus rapporte en effet que deux campagnes d'essais importantes pour la certification de...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 18:25

Aurora reveals future Orion modification plan
Photo Aurora Flight Sciences 2/09/11 By Stephen Trimble SOURCE:Flight International Aurora Flight Sciences has revealed plans for future modifications of its 120h-endurance Orion unmanned air system (UAS). If cleared to advance beyond the funded demonstration,...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 18:20

Iran Displays Missiles on Anniversary of Iraq War
September 22nd, 2011 MDAA TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the Iraq-Iran war with a military parade and a display of the country’s steadily growing arsenal of short and medium range ballistic missiles. Like last...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 18:15

Creation UK secures combined Saudi Arabia deal for Zephyr MRV
Sep 21, 2011 ASDNews Source : Penman Engineering Ltd United Kingdom: Wednesday, 21st September 2011 --[ASDWire]-- Saudi Arabia has been confirmed as the first overseas country to order and buy into Creation's Zephyr protected vehicle programme. The deal,...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 18:10

C-130Js Improve Bagram's Airlift, Airdrop Capabilities
Sep 22, 2011 by Staff Sgt. John Wright455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs / ASDNews Source : US Air Force Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan - The 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron recently filled its ranks with C-130J Hercules aircraft and aircrews...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 18:05

Hot Shots: TF Centaur Fires Control Delivers Heat
Sep 22, 2011 By Staff Sgt. John Zumer, Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division / ASDNews Source : US Army PAKTIYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Sept. 20, 2011 -- Firing an artillery piece may look no more complex than aiming, placing the desired shell and...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 18:00

Azerbaijan Steps Up National UAV Production
Azerbaijan to receive Aerostar (pictured) and Orbiter 2M UAVs. (Photo: Aeronautics Defense Systems) September 22, 2011 By Nicolas von Kospoth, Managing Editor defpro.com Azerbaijani Armed Forces to receive 60 new UAVs by the end of 2011 The Armed Forces...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:55

SM-3 Setbacks
photo US Navy September 22, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE The U.S. recently told Japan that the new SM-3 Block 2A anti-missile missile will be delayed two years because of test failures with the warhead. The Block 2A missile is a joint U.S.-Japan project, with...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:50

New Indian LCUs
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel Yarnall. September 22, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE India is buying eight LCU (Landing Craft Utility) amphibious ships, for $58 million each. These LCUs will be designed and produced locally. They will displace 500 tons each...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:45

U.S. selling JDAM guided bombs to Taiwan
An F-16 jet fighter flies over the NATO airbase in Aviano, Italy. (Associated Press) Republicans critical that new F-16s not included September 21, 2011 By Bill Gertz The Washington Times The Pentagon on Wednesday announced the sale of advanced “smart...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:40

Japan Worries About China Nukes
source timemilitary.files.wordpress.com 22.09.2011 battleland.blogs.time.com TOKYO – Never mind natural resources or national pride. China's rapid military modernization and aggressive territorial claims are rooted in the calculus of nuclear deterrence,...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:35

Russia, Kazakhstan to set up joint air-defense system
MOSCOW, September 22 (RIA Novosti) Russia and Kazakhstan are planning to set up a joint air-defense system in the very near future, a senior Russian military official said on Thursday. "We already have such bilateral regional air-defense systems with...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:30

Dutch Cougars and NAS De Kooy get a reprieve
September 22, 2011 Pieter Bastiaans, Breda – SHEPARD GROUP The Dutch MoD has given in to parliamentary demands and decided to retain a reduced fleet of eight Cougars until 2017, it has emerged. It has also decided that NAS De Kooy near naval base Den...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:25

Direction générale de l'armement : livraison des premiers téléphones TEOREM
source thalesgroup.com 22/09/2011 Direction générale de l'armement La Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) a livré, le 7 septembre 2011, les 1000 premiers téléphones sécurisés TEOREM. Le projet TEOREM, mené par la DGA pour le compte du Secrétariat général...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:20

Saab Receives Order On Avionics Equipment for the Talarion UAV
source flightglobal.com Sept. 22, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Saab AB; issued Sept. 22, 2011) Defence and security company Saab has signed a frame agreement and received a first order from the EADS company Cassidian to supply safety-critical avionics...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:15

F-35B Test Pilots Start Certifying for Initial Ship Trials
Sept. 22, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: US Naval Air Systems Command; issued Sept. 21, 2011) PATUXENT RIVER, Md. --- Four F-35B test pilots started the first steps in qualifying to land the F-35B on a deck at sea Sept. 14. After completing flight...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:10

Typhoons and Apaches Withdrawn from Libya Operation
Sept. 22, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: British Forces News; posted Sept. 22, 2011) Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox has announced that four Typhoons and three Apache helicopters are to be withdrawn from the Libya operation. Welcoming the announcement...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:05

India and UK sign defence research agreement
The MOD's Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Sir Mark Welland, signs a Letter of Arrangement with the Director General of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation, Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat - Picture: Corporal Tim Hammond, MOD 2011 22 Sep...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 17:00

Libye : l’Atlantique 2 sur la base aérienne de La Sude
21/09/2011 Sources : EMA Depuis le 27 juillet 2011, l’Atlantique 2 de la Marine nationale a rejoint le détachement air de La Sude (Crète) dans le cadre de l’opération Harmattan . Habituellement déployé pour des missions de lutte anti-sous marine et de...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 16:55

Trainers and helicopters stuck in USAF budget limbo
22/09/11 By Stephen Trimble SOURCE:Flight International Three aviation programmes - the Boeing KC-46A tanker, Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter and a next-generation bomber - have received firm and explicit backing from US Air Force leaders against sweeping...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 16:50

Norway’s Kongsberg warns JSM deal is critical for F-35 order
source kongsberg.com 22/09/11 By Stephen Trimble SOURCE:Flight International Norway's Kongsberg has warned that the country needs a commitment from the US government within six months to integrate a national-specific missile on the Lockheed Martin F-35,...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 16:45

US Army moves to set up possible growth variant of CH-47 Chinook
Photo USAF 22/09/11 By Stephen Trimble SOURCE:Flight International On the eve of celebrating the 50th anniversary of first flight, the US Army took the first step towards launching the fourth major growth version of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavylift...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 16:40

Le visiocasque Cobra de Saab opérationnel sur les Gripen sud-africains
casque de vision tête haute HMD Cobra du consortium Saab/BAE/Denel 22 septembre 2011 par Optro & Défense L’Afrique du Sud est le premier utilisateur du chasseur multirôle de quatrième génération JAS 39 Gripen à avoir commandé au suédois Saab ses casques...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 16:35

La réunion de Wroclaw : dans l’attente d’une impulse politique
22 septembre 2011 par Nicolas Gros-Verheyde (BRUXELLES2) La réunion informelle des ministres de la Défense s’ouvre, aujourd’hui, à Wroclaw sur un air de déjà vu. Conçue au départ par la présidence polonaise comme un point d’ordre de sa priorité défense,...
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22 septembre 2011 4 22 /09 /septembre /2011 16:30

A400M clears key certification tests, says Airbus
photo Airbus Military 22/09/11 By Craig Hoyle SOURCE:Flight International Airbus Military's A400M has cleared two significant hurdles on the way to securing civil type certification before the end of this year. Separate activities were conducted in mid-September...
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