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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 12:05

Fire Scout Reliability Improves on Deployment
Three Fire Scout unmanned helicopters sit ready for shipment from Maryland to Afghanistan on April 13. Fire Scouts have performed better on deployment than in tests, program managers claim. (Kelly Schindler / U.S. Navy) 21 Jul 2011 By CHRISTOPHER P. CAVAS...
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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 12:00

Taiwan has no plans for military exchanges with China
2011-07-21 (China Military News cited from CNA) Taiwan has no intention of beginning talks with China regarding a confidence-building mechanism or military exchange program, Ministry of National Defense spokesman Lo Shao-ho said Thursday. Lo made the...
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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 11:55

L'Inde teste un nouveau missile balistique
NEW DELHI, 21 juillet - RIA Novosti L'Inde a testé avec succès un nouveau missile balistique à courte portée baptisé Prahaar, a annoncé jeudi l'agence IANS se référant aux sources officielles. Selon l'agence, le missile a été tiré depuis le polygone de...
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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 11:50

U.S. Navy Tests LCS Minesweeping System
USS Independence (LCS-2) underway. July 22, 2011 Program Executive Office Littoral and Mine Warfare / NNS – defpro.com PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The U.S. Navy announced the successful completion of shore-based and at-sea integrated system tests on the prototype...
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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 11:45

U.S. Looks at New Ways to Supply Troops in Afghanistan
July 22, 2011 Jim Garamone / American Forces Press Service – defpro.com WASHINGTON | The United States must study ways to resupply troops in Afghanistan if Pakistan closes the supply corridor through that country, President Barack Obama’s choice to lead...
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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 11:40

$12 M Bradley Blast-Resistant Fuel Bladder Win
Jul 22, 2011 ASDNews Source : Meggitt Plc. Meggitt, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy, has delivered its first contract for flexible blast-resistant fuel bladders...
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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 11:35

Boeing, US Navy Mark Harpoon Missile System's 40th Anniversary
Jul 22, 2011 ASDNews Source : The Boeing Company St. Charles, Mo. - Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy recognized the 40th anniversary of the Harpoon Missile System today at a ceremony near the company's St. Charles facility. "After four decades of cooperation...
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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 11:30

Boeing F/A-18E/F IRST System Advances to Next Development Phase
source defenseindustrydaily.com Jul 22, 2011 ASDNews Source : The Boeing Company St. Louis - The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program received a Milestone B Acquisition Decision Memorandum from the U.S. Navy on July 13....
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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 11:15

China's New Concept Aircraft Carrier
7/21/2011 STRATEGY PAGE This a new ultra modern Chinese design concept aircraft carrier. There are reports the 1st Chinese carrier is under construction and could enter service as early as 2015, highly doubtful though.
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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 05:35

Sources: USAF Suspects Carbon Monoxide in F-22 Grounding
Investigators say carbon monoxide may have caused the grounding of the F-22 fleet. The gas generated by the planes' jet engines may have gotten into cockpits at a base in Alaska, where pilots often start the engines inside a hangar before takeoff. (U.S....
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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 05:30

Abu Dhabi séduit par les performances du Rafale en Libye
source defense.gouv.fr 20/07/2011 Michel Cabirol – La Tribune Les Emirats arabes unis pourraient renoncer à une version du Rafale remotorisée de façon plus puissante, selon le ministre de la Défense, Gérard Longuet. Une hypothèse évoquée à la suite des...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 18:30

$10.5 million for PNG Defence Cooperation Program This year
PNGDF soldier loads his magazines before shooting competition (photo : Aus DoD) 21.07.2011 DEFENSE STUDIES Senator Feeney affirms strong defence relationship with PNG Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator the Hon. David Feeney will travel to Papua...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 17:55

U.S. wants to talk outer space with China
21 July 2011 by defenceWeb Reuters The United States wants to open a regular dialogue with China on outer space in an effort to create "rules for the road" and reduce the risk of misunderstandings, a U.S. defence official said on Tuesday. China is making...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 17:50

Le chasseur indigène indien Tejas version navale pourrait voler d’ici trois mois
21/07/2011 Adrien Prévost AEROCONTACT Un prototype biplace du chasseur indigène Tejas dans sa version navale pourrait voler d’ici trois mois. Produit par l’Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), le Tejas Mk1 effectuerait son premier vol en novembre 2011....
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 17:35

Le Pakistan va acheter 6 sous-marins à la Chine
Source thenewstribe.com 21 juillet 2011 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Le Pakistan va acheter 6 sous-marins de conception chinoise, équipés avec les technologies les plus récentes, à la Chine. Selon certaines sources, le Pakistan a conclu...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 17:30

L’USS San Antonio connait des problèmes de moteur, encore une fois...
21 juillet 2011 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Le bâtiment amphibie San Antonio de l’US Navy, déjà touché par de nombreux problèmes, subit actuellement de nouvelles réparations de ses moteurs. L’US Navy a annoncé mardi qu’elle avait annulé...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 17:25

Shadows Over Australia
July 21, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Last year, Australia bought two American RQ-7B Shadow 200 UAV units (each containing four UAVs and ground control and support gear). The U.S. delivered the Australian Shadow 200s 18 months early because the U.S. Army gave...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 17:20

The Chinese Training Carrier
July 21, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE State-controlled Chinese media recently revealed that the new Chinese aircraft carrier, the Shi Lang will be used mainly for training. China has already publicized a program for naval aviators, with over a hundred students...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 17:15

Bangladesh Navy purchases two modern RUAG Aviation Do 228NG turboprop aircraft
July 21, 2011 defpro.com Following customers in Japan, Norway and Germany, the Bangladesh Navy has purchased two modern Do 228NG (New Generation) turboprop aircraft. The aircraft will be used for maritime air patrol and rescue mission along the countries’...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 17:10

FOBs are able to detect threats earlier
July 21, 2011 defpro.com Carl Zeiss Optronics is now protecting forward operating bases Panoramic reconnaissance and surveillance systems by Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH protect the German forward operating bases (FOBs) in northern Afghanistan. The German...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 17:05

Army Recon: Upgrading Kiowas Makes More Sense Than A New Helicopter
A OH-58D Kiowa Warrior in Iraq. (Photo: U.S. Army) July 21, 2011 Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D. / Early Warning Blog, Lexington Institute – defpro.com The U.S. Army has been seeking a successor to the OH-58 Kiowa reconnaissance helicopter for over a decade,...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 17:00

Thutlwa makes international debut
21 July 2011 by defenceWeb The South African Army Air Defence Artillery's ESR220 Thutlwa mobile battery fire control post and early warning radar has made its international debut. Manufacturer Reutech Radar Systems says a system was deployed to South...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 16:55

White House Proposes Export Control Changes
Jul 21, 2011 By Amy Svitak Aviationweek.com The Obama administration is proposing to shift tanks, trucks and other military vehicles currently controlled on the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to the less-restrictive U.S. Commerce Control List (CCL) by year’s...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 16:50

Navy Sea Kings complete 1,000th mission in Afghanistan
A Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control Mk7 helicopter takes off from Camp Bastion, Afghanistan [Picture: LA(Phot)Alex Cave, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011] 21 Jul 11 UK MoD - A Military Operations news article The Royal Navy's Sea King Mk7 Force completed...
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21 juillet 2011 4 21 /07 /juillet /2011 16:45

Rafale and AASM-Hammer, a Dynamic Duo
source info-aviation July 21, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Sagem; issued July 20, 2011) As we have seen throughout recorded history, each new conflict seems to bring its own share of innovations. Recently, for example, the air strikes over Libya...
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