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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 12:05

Sarkozy warns against preventive strike on Iran
PARIS, August 31 (RIA Novosti) French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday that a preventive strike on Iran could lead to a crisis in the region and called on world powers to toughen their sanctions on Tehran instead. "Iran's military, nuclear...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 12:00

Russia may put space program under state defense order
The Russian aerospace industry has faced a series of misfortunes over the last nine months. In December, 2010, a Proton-M booster rocket failed to put three Glonass-M satellites into orbit. Sep 01, 2011 Moscow (RIA Novosti) – spacewar.com The Russian...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 11:55

Chemring sales boosted by GD detection purchase
31 August 2011 defenceWeb – Reuters British military equipment maker Chemring said sales rose a third in the three months to August, helped by the recent acquisition of U.S. defence firm General Dynamics' detection systems operations. The company, which...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 11:50

Israeli sends extra warships to patrol Red Sea
31 August 2011 defenceWeb – Reuters Israel said yesterday it had sent two extra warships to patrol the Red Sea but it downplayed reports that they were connected to an Egyptian sweep of the Sinai peninsula for militants. A military official said the deployment...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 11:45

Denel Aviation maintaining Gripen, Hawk
31 August 2011 by defenceWeb Denel Aviation has been awarded a R4.972 million contract to provide product support for various onboard and ground equipment associated with the South African Air Force's Hawk and Gripen fighter fleets. The order is an extension...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 11:40

South Korean Navy to Operate Mistral Missiles for First Time
(Photo: Republic of Korea MND) September 1, 2011 defpro.com The South Korean Navy is planning to load man-portable Surface to Air Missiles (SAM), so-called Mistral, to all patrol boats in operation in due order to use them in antiaircraft and antiship...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 11:35

Russia, Mongolia to hold joint anti-terror exercises in September
Archives Ria Novisiti September 1, 2011 (RIA Novosti) – defpro.com KHABAROVSK | Russia and Mongolia will hold joint antiterrorist exercises in September, a spokesman for the commander of Russia's Eastern Military District said on Wednesday. Some 500 Russian...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 11:25

'MMRCA, Inshallah By Year End': IAF Chief
photo Livefist September 01, 2011 by Shiv Aroor LIVEFIST "If the MMRCA contract is signed before the year end, it will be a big relief for us. Inshallah it will happen," said Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne today at an industry...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 11:20

Dassault/Rafale - Une offre aux Emirats d'ici mi-septembre-Press
photo Sirpa Air 01/09/2011 AEROCONTACT Reuters(Alexandre Boksenbaum-Granier, édité par Benjamin Mallet) PARIS, 1er septembre (Reuters) - Dassault Aviation doit remettre une offre commerciale définitive aux Emirats arabes unis d'ici à la mi-septembre pour...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 07:00

Lightning Strikes Twice: Two F-35s Arrive at Eglin Air Force Base
Lockheed Martin photo by Neal Chapman FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 31, 2011 – Lockheed Martin Two Lockheed Martin F-35As, AF-10 and AF-11, along with two F-16 chase aircraft, are poised for takeoff to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday morning. They officially...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 06:55

Aerojet Completes Testing of SM-3 Blk IB TDACS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 31, 2011 /PRNewswire Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that it accomplished several key developmental milestones on its Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Blk IB Throttleable Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS) by...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 06:50

New Threat To F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Photo: US Navy Aug 31, 2011 By Bill Sweetman aviation week and space technology Washington - For the first time in the history of the Joint Strike Fighter program, a senior Pentagon appointee has raised the question of whether one of the three versions...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 06:45

Helidax’s success attracts foreign countries
August 31, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP - Source: DCI Hélidax, the first public-private partnership (PPP) launched by the French Ministry of Defense in 2008, exceeded last June 20 000 flight hours on EC120 Colibri aircraft. A subsidiary of DCI and INAER, Helidax...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 06:40

La sécurité du sud de l'axe Vermont confiée aux forces afghanes
31.08.2011 par P. CHAPLEAU Lignes de Défense Un communiqué diffusé ce mercredi par l'EMA (cliquer ici pour y accéder) annonce que le 29 août 2011, l'opération Green Stork 7 menée par le Battle Group Quinze-Deux a permis de transférer aux forces afghanes...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 06:35

JLTV Shedding Dollars; Humvee Draft RFP Due
Photo credit: U.S. Army Aug 31, 2011 By Paul McLeary AviationWeek.com The U.S. Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program is facing further budget cuts, even after potentially getting $50 million slashed from its requested $172 million budget...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 06:30

RAF destroys Gaddafi Scud missile launchers
Scud missile launcher at RAF Spadeadam Picture: Corporal L P Platfoot, Crown Copyright/MOD 2007 31 Aug 11 UK MoD - A Military Operations news article RAF aircraft put several military targets out of the reach of pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya yesterday,...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 06:25

China rejects Pentagon report on nuke deployment against India
China’s Nuke Missile Sites - source wired.com 31 Aug, 2011, THE ECONOMIC TIMES BEIJING: Dismissing the recent Pentagon report that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed nuclear capable missiles against India as "unfounded" and "contrary to facts",...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 06:20

Un navire-espion chinois au large des côtes indiennes
source ndtv.com 31 août 2011 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Il y a quelques mois, l’Inde a repéré en océan Indien un navire-espion chinois déguisé en chalutier. Lorsque l’Inde s’en est rendu compte, il opérait déjà depuis 22 jours et se...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 06:15

China’s Missile Shield Plans
Image credit: AAxanderr August 31, 2011 By Jason Miks - the-diplomat.com China is developing a multi-dimensional programme aimed at improving its ability to limit or prevent the use of space-based assets by adversaries during a crisis, the Pentagon says...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 06:10

Defence Minister Antony says Arjun Mk II will cost Rs 37 crore (US $8 million) per tank
August 30, 2011 SOURCE: AJAY SHUKLA - idrw.org Answering a question in parliament today, Defence Minister AK Antony put the price of the Arjun Mk II at Rs 37 crore per tank. The Arjun Mk I had been produced by Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi for about Rs...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 06:00

Oxygen System Didn’t Cause F-22 Crash
August 31st, 2011 defensetech.org This is interesting. The crash of an F-22 Raptor out of Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska late last year was not caused by problems associated with the plane’s oxygen system, Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Norton Schwartz...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 05:55

AeroVironment annonce le Shrike VTOL
31 août 2011 par Valérie Cheron - info-aviation.com Le 30 août, AeroVironment a présenté son nouveau système de drone portable Shrike VTOL (décollage et atterrissage vertical). En août 2008 AeroVironment avait reçu une commande du DARPA (Defense Advanced...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 05:50

Bell Boeing Receives Order for New and Upgraded CV-22 Training Devices
PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Aug. 31, 2011 -- Boeing The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter – Textron [NYSE: TXT], has received a $34 million order from the U.S. Air Force for three new CV-22...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 05:45

Patria to Provide Finnish Defence Forces with Ballistic Protection for NH90 Helicopters
Finnish NH90 landing on a mountaintop near Bardufoss. (Photo: Finnish Defence Forces) August 31, 2011 defpro.com The Finnish Defence Forces and Patria have signed an agreement on ballistic protection for NH90 helicopters. Patria will design and manufacture...
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1 septembre 2011 4 01 /09 /septembre /2011 05:40

Statement by the Lithuanian Chief of Defence on the recent midair collision
August 31, 2011 Ministry of National Defense (Lithuania) – defpro.com On 30 August, at approx. 10 a.m., a Lithuanian Air Force light attack aircraft L-39 ZA Albatross collided midair with a French fighter aircraft Mirage 2000 C while on training flying...
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