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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 16:30

Taiwan to pursue purchase of F-16 fighters
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 19 (UPI) Taiwan will continue its efforts to buy F-16 C/D fighters despite reports that the U.S. administration has turned down the request. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said the aircraft are essential to the country's defenses,...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 16:25

Larger Fire Scout VTOL UAV Approved
Photo: US Navy Aug 19, 2011 By Graham Warwick Aviationweek.com The Pentagon has approved the requirement for an “endurance upgrade” to the U.S. Navy’s Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system, with a larger air vehicle to provide increased...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 16:20

PLA marine brigade’s live-shell shooting proves equipment upgrading successful
source chnarmy.com August 19, 2011 Sun Haichao, Yinhang (PLA Daily)- defpro.com In early August, a piece of news of success was received from the live-shell shooting range of a marine brigade under the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, reading...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 12:25

RAAF AP-3Cs hit 20,000 hours of Middle East operations
19/08/11 By Greg Waldron SOURCE:Flight International Australia's Lockheed Martin AP-3C Orion aircraft have reached 20,000 hours of operational missions in the Middle East theatre. The milestone was achieved on 15 August, during a mission flown over Afghanistan...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 12:20

Engine swap transforms UK Lynx operations in Afghanistan
British Army Lynx Helicopter in Afghanistan, Crown Copyright/Cpl Barry Lloyd 19/08/11 By Craig Hoyle SOURCE:Flight International One of the UK's major successes of the past year has been the performance of its upgraded AgustaWestland Lynx AH9A utility...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 12:15

Raytheon Completes Improved Small Tactical Munition Lab Testing
New configuration is smaller, more affordable and fits in common launch tube. Aug 18, 2011 Washington DC (SPX) Raytheon has completed laboratory integration and testing of its Small Tactical Munition Phase II configuration, setting the stage for flight...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 12:10

Space Command retires workhorse satellite
Aug 18, 2011 by Scott Prater for 50th Space Wing - SPX Schriever AFB CO (AFNS) - Members of the 3rd Space Operations Squadron, along with their counterparts from the 53rd Signal Battalion, waved a fond farewell to a trusted old friend Aug. 12. Lt. Col....
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 12:05

UAVs Guard Israeli Gas Fields
source naval-technology.com August 19, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Israel is assigning UAVs to patrol the waters off its northern coast, to watch for Hezbollah attacks on Israeli natural gas operations. Last year, Israel discovered $100 billion worth of natural...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 12:00

Free The Hawk
August 19, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE The U.S. Air Force recently came up with a brilliant idea that allowed its RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV to land at any airbase. The fix consists of a 6.4 kg (14 pound) kit, small enough to fit inside an existing compartment in the...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 11:55

Brest, nouveau port-base du BCR Somme.
source jdb.marine.defense.gouv.fr 19.08.2011 par P. CHAPLEAU Lignes de Défense Le bâtiment de commandement et de ravitaillement (BCR) Somme arrivera à Brest demain vendredi 19 août, à 16h, quai oblique. Désormais, le BCR Somme sera rattaché à la base...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 11:50

Australian DoD Releases 2011 On Line Public Defence Capability Plan
August 19, 2011 defpro.com Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare yesterday released the full electronic version of the 2011 Public Defence Capability Plan (the DCP). The DCP provides information for...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 11:45

RAF Destroys Gaddafi Command Post
Aug 19, 2011 ASDNews Source : Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom) The RAF has launched precision strikes on one of Colonel Gaddafi's main command facilities used by the former regime to co-ordinate attacks on the Libyan people. On Tuesday morning, RAF...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 11:40

Boeing Demos 'Swarm' Reconnaissance with Unmanned Aircraft
Aug 19, 2011 ASDNews Source : The Boeing Company WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced the successful autonomous communications and operation of dissimilar unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in flight tests over the rugged terrain...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 11:35

Construction Commences on Future USS Milwaukee
Aug 19, 2011 ASDNews Source : US Navy Marinette, Wis. - Naval Sea Systems Command announced Aug. 18 that fabrication of the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), the fifth ship of the littoral combat ship class, has begun at Marinette Marine Corp. Shipyard in...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 11:30

Marines Train on Robotic Truck for Future Convoys
Aug 19, 2011 By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service - ASDNews Washington - Next week, in a test area just east of Pittsburgh, six Marines will learn to control a robotic truck that may represent the future for logistics convoys, route-clearing...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 06:30

Les armes russes livrées en Amérique latine sont défensives (diplomatie)
MOSCOU, 18 août - RIA Novosti Les armes russes livrées en Amérique latines sont purement défensives, a déclaré jeudi le porte-parole du ministère russe des Affaires étrangères Alexandre Loukachevitch, en prévision de la visite du chef de la diplomatie...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 06:25

U.S. Army GCV Development Contracts Awarded
BAE GCV concept Aug 18, 2011 By Paul McLeary AviationWeek.com WASHINGTON - Industry teams led by BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land System were awarded technology development phase contracts for the U.S. Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program late...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 06:20

MDA Eyes UAS Missile-Tracking Potential
photo USAF Aug 18, 2011 By Amy Butler aviation week and space technology Washington- The General Atomics Reaper unmanned aerial system (UAS) may eventually go from hunting terrorists to hunting hostile ballistic missiles. The U.S. Air Force’s Predator...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 06:15

U.S. Army Looking To Unmanned Future
Aug 18, 2011 By Paul McLeary aerospace daily and defense report Although U.S. Army unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have logged over 1.2 million hr. of combat flight time over Iraq and Afghanistan, unmanned aircraft still can’t “do it all,” the U.S. Army’s...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 06:05

U.S. Department of the Navy goes green with Osprey
August 18, 2011 defpro.com PATUXENT RIVER, Md. | The Navy and Marine Corps team reached another milestone toward achieving the Secretary of the Navy’s energy goals by successfully flying a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey on biofuel Aug. 10 at Naval Air Station...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 06:00

Le premier avion-radar modernisé A-50U livré à l'armée russe
source forcesdz.com MOSCOU, 18 août - RIA Novosti Le premier avion-radar à long rayon d'action modernisé A-50U a déjà été livré à l'armée russe, a annoncé jeudi le directeur général du consortium Vega Vladimir Verba lors du Salon aérospatial international...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 05:55

L'Algérie insiste sur le transfert de technologies militaires russes
MOSCOU, 18 août - RIA Novosti L'Algérie souhaite que ses importations d'équipements militaires russes soient accompagnées d'un transfert des technologies, a annoncé jeudi aux journalistes Viktor Komardine, vice-PDG de l'Agence russe d'exportation d'armements...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 05:50

Pentagon Clears F-35 Test Fleet to Fly Again
18 Aug 2011 By BRIAN EVERSTINE DefenseNews The F-35 Lightning II test fleet has been cleared for flight, but the U.S. Air Force's production aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., are still grounded, the Pentagon announced Aug. 18. An Air Force safety...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 05:45

AUVSI: USMC get go ahead to arm Shadow
August 18, 2011 Darren Lake, SHEPARD GROUP Washington, DC - Col Jim Rector, Program Manager PMA-263, Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems, confirmed at Unmanned Systems North America that the US Marine Corps (USMC) had got the go ahead to weaponise...
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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 05:40

R96.8m for Olifant, Rooikat ammo
18 August 2011 by defenceWeb The South African Armoured Corps has placed an order for R96.8 million with Rheinmetall Denel Munitions for the provision of 105mm high explosive tracer ammunition for the Olifant main battle tank and 76mm armour-piercing...
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