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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 12:30

Textron Defense Systems' TRAPSNet Excels During DARPA Testing
source defensetech.org Jul 19, 2011 ASDNews Source : Textron Inc Wilmington, MA - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its TRAPSNet countermeasure, an enhancement of the...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 12:25

UK's Voyager tanker to start Typhoon trials in October
Photo © Crown Copyright 19/07/11 By Craig Hoyle SOURCE:Flightglobal.com In-flight refuelling trials involving the UK's Airbus A330-based Voyager and two Eurofighter Typhoons are due to start in October, only weeks before the new tanker/transport's entry...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 12:20

The Libyan Fuel Cloud
July 19, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE An international fleet of 35 aerial tankers is supporting the 150-200 sorties a day NATO and Arab aircraft are flying over Libya. The tankers (from eight nations, but most are American) deliver 1.1 million liters (over 900...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 12:15

The Wisdom Of The Czar
July 19, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE The Russian military is buying lots of weapons again, and they don't like the prices. So the government has told the military that they could buy foreign weapons and equipment if they found the prices for Russian equipment...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 12:10

Navistar Defense To Produce Second Round Of MRAP Recovery Vehicles
source defpro.com 19.07.2011 Navistar - army-guide.com WARRENVILLE, Ill. -- Navistar Defense, LLC today announced that it received a delivery order for 140 International® MaxxPro® Recovery vehicles with rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) nets from the U.S....
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 12:05

ASEAN to resume direct talks with nuclear weapon states in August
source apps.intan.my July 19, 2011 defpro.com The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations will resume direct consultations with five nuclear-weapon states in the first week of August in Geneva, ending a nearly decade-long suspension of the talks....
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 12:00

British defence equipment budget rises as Future Force takes shape
A British soldier with one of the new up-armoured Warrior IFVs in Afghanistan. (Photo: UK MOD) July 19, 2011 defpro.com The British Government today committed to increasing the planned Ministry of Defence (MOD) equipment budget by over £3bn during the...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 11:55

UAV crashes near oil refinery in Pakistan city of Karachi
NEW DELHI, July 19 (RIA Novosti) A Pakistan Navy Uqab unmanned air vehicle (UAV) crashed on Tuesday in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, according to local television, quoting Navy sources. The UAV crashed near to an oil refinery and started a fire, but...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 11:50

France and India Look to deepen defence ties
source defpro.com 19 Jul, 2011, THE ECONOMIC TIMES BANGALORE: The government's long-delayed green light to French defence majors Dassault and Thales to undertake the Mirage-2000 combat fighter upgrade is yet another indicator of New Delhi forging stronger...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 11:45

China launches amphibious warship: Report
The new warship of Chinese Navy. A China Daily photo source brahmand.com Jul 19, 2011 brahmand.com BEIJING (BNS): The Chinese Navy has launched its largest amphibious warship ‘Jinggangshan’ in Shanghai, according to media reports. The vessel is the second...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 11:40

India, Germany in talks for joint air exercises
Jul 19, 2011 Huma Siddiqui – THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS New Delhi: Even as it looks at India as a market for European consortium EADS' Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft, Germany is keen on taking its military cooperation with the country to another level...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 11:35

Calendrier des think tanks à Bruxelles Mise à jour : 18 juillet 2011
Mise à jour par la Représentation permanente de la France auprès de l’UE
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 11:30

Pas de QG militaire européen : un échec personnel pour Cathy Ashton
19 juillet 2011 par Nicolas Gros-Verheyde (BRUXELLES2) Les discussions sur l’idée d’un QG militaire européen ont achoppé, lundi (18 juillet) au Conseil des ministres des Affaires étrangères, sur le veto britannique. Pour qui lit ce blog (lire : Seul contre...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 07:35

Britain, U.S. Propose F-35 Fighter Exchange
18 Jul 2011 By KATE BRANNEN DefenseNews The United Kingdom has proposed trading F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft with the United States, according to a Pentagon letter to the U.S. Congress. Under the proposal, the United States would give the...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 07:30

F-22s Grounded Pending Oxygen System Probe
Jul 18, 2011 By Bill Sweetman aviation week and space technology Washington - The U.S. Air Force’s F-22 fighter remains subject to the longest full-force grounding of any combat aircraft in recent history, with no cause firmly identified. Meanwhile, documents...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 07:25

U.K. Parliament Warns Of Helicopter Shortages
Jul 18, 2011 By Robert Wall aerospace daily and defense report LONDON — After years of concern over the number of helicopters available to U.K. forces operating in Afghanistan, a U.K. parliamentary committee warns the situation remains unresolved. “We...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 07:20

Indian Air Force Seeks Paveway Laser-Guided Bombs
18/07/2011 by Armed Forces International's Defence Correspondent The Indian Air Force is reportedly looking to press imported laser-guided bombs into service and, so, has issued a global request for proposal (RFP). According to Indian news agencies, the...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 07:15

L’Iran va envoyer des bâtiments en océan Atlantique
Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari 18 juillet 2011 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Le commandant de la marine iranienne, le contre-amiral Habibollah Sayyari, a déclaré que la marine prévoyait d’envoyer des bâtiments en...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 07:10

La Chine dispose d’un nouveau sous-marin nucléaire lanceur d’engins
18 juillet 2011 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS La Chine a lancé un nouveau sous-marin lanceur d’engins, a annoncé samedi l’agence japonaise Kyodo News. Diverses sources rapportent que le sous-marin de la classe Qing a été construit dans...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 07:05

Anglo-French UAV partnership expected to move forward by the end of the year
SOURCE supersonique.blogs.challenges.fr July 18, 2011 Beth Stevenson, SHEPARD GROUP RAF Fairford - BAE Systems believes that the highly-anticipated contract with Dassault Aviation for a new MALE UAV system will be the 'cornerstone' in Anglo-French relations...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 07:00

First Italian FREMM with Avio-GE propulsion system launched
source navaltoday.com July 18, 2011 defpro.com Riva Trigoso (Genoa), Italy | Avio takes part in the successful launch of the first Italian frigate Carlo Bergamini as part of the Italian-French programme FREMM, which will be equipped with the LM2500+G4...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 06:55

Ukraine sold $1 billion worth of weaponry in 2010 - media
KIEV, July 18 (RIA Novosti) Ukraine's arms exports in 2010 reached almost a billion dollars with the bulk of weaponry sold to African countries, the Kommersant-Ukraine newspaper said on Monday. "The portfolio of contracts signed by state-run arms exporter...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 06:50

Russian Navy to receive new air defense system
MOSCOW, July 18 (RIA Novosti) The Russian Navy will soon receive a new ship-based gun/missile air defense system, KBP Instrument Design Bureau, the developer of the system, said on Monday. The system, dubbed Pantsyr-M, has been developed on the basis...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 06:45

Iraq Eyes U.S. Trainers, Not Combat Troops
Jul 18, 2011 By Suadad al-Salhy/Reuters AviationWeek.com BAGHDAD - Iraq wants the United States to supply several thousand trainers for its military but is unlikely to ask Washington to extend its troop presence beyond a year-end deadline, Iraqi security...
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19 juillet 2011 2 19 /07 /juillet /2011 06:40

L3 selects SELEX Galileo PicoSAR radar for SPYDR
SPYDR Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. July 18, 2011 defpro.com Edinburgh | SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with L-3 to provide the PicoSAR as a best-of-class modular payload...
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