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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 11:20

Thales pays up in Taiwan frigate battle
TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 15 (UPI) French defense company Thales ended a decade-long legal battle when it wired a court-ordered fine of $875 million into a Taiwan government bank account, the country's Central News Agency reported. Earlier this month a Paris...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 11:15

Défense antimissile : l'Europe peu impliquée, une carte à jouer pour la France
13 Juillet 2011 Fenêtre sur l'Europe Selon un rapport du Sénat récemment publié, en matière de défense antimissile, "il n’y a pas de vision européenne commune sur un projet pourtant destiné à protéger le territoire européen". Or, "la France a La France...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 11:10

New Delhi va rénover ses Mirage 2000
photo vayu-sena.indianmilitaryhistory.org 14/07/2011 par Michel Cabirol – LaTribune.fr Le gouvernement indien a donné son feu vert à une partie d'un contrat de 2,4 milliards de dollars portant sur la modernisation de 51 Mirage 2000 de l'armée indienne....
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 11:05

MRAPs Continue to Aid the Fight Against Insurgent Attacks and IEDs
MRAP with improved suspension designed to better tackle some of the harsh terrain found in Afghanistan [image: US Army] 07/13/2011 by Richard de Silva -defenceiq.com Live from the International Armoured vehicles event, Scott Blaney, keynote speaker and...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 11:00

The US Military and the Culture of Contracting
Blackwater helicopter over Republican Palace, International (Green) Zone -Baghdad, Iraq [image: Wikipedia] 07/14/2011 BY Tom Wein (writes for Defence Dateline Group) -defenceiq.com The defence industry is often viewed as a classic producer of complex...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 06:40

Pourquoi la Chine a besoin de porte-avions
source meretmarine.com 15.07.2011 Source: le Quotidien du Peuple en ligne Les porte-avions sont devenus partie intégrante d'une marine digne de ce nom. En fait, une marine qui n'a pas de porte-avions n'est pas vraiment considérée comme une bonne marine....
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 06:35

L’US Navy pourrait réduire ses flottes de sous-marins et porte-avions
15 juillet 2011 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Comme c’est l’époque de la préparation des budgets aux Etats-Unis, il y a des discussions sur ce que le Pentagone pourrait « guillotiner ». Et, comme d’habitude, les porte-avions sont en tête...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 06:30

Plus d’un bâtiment de l’US Navy sur 5 n’est pas apte au combat
15 juillet 2011 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Plus d’un cinquième des bâtiments de l’US Navy ne peut naviguer ou se battre, à un moment où la demande de bâtiments est élevée. Et le nombre de bâtiments indisponibles va probablement augmenter,...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 06:25

EU Seeks To Develop UAS Strategy by Mid-2012
14 Jul 2011 By JULIAN HALE DefenseNews BRUSSELS - The European Commission is aiming to put together a strategy for unmanned aerial systems (UASs) in the first half of 2012. Preparations for the strategy were launched at the Paris Air Show in June. "The...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 06:20

China's Silver Hawk UAV Program Advances
A Chinese Silver Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle is seen. The ASN-209 made its first test flight June 1. (Wendell Minnick / Staff) 14 Jul 2011 By WENDELL MINNICK DefenseNews TAIPEI - China has developed a UAV for use by the People's Liberation Army Navy...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 06:15

Navy testing unmanned surface vessel
WILMINGTON, Mass., July 14 (UPI) A multi-role, unmanned surface vessel is being demonstrated in U.S. Navy exercises this month by Textron Systems Advanced Systems. Textron said its Common Unmanned Surface Vessel is designed with a reconfigurable payload...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 06:10

Image of the Day: 15 July 2011 - UK MoD
A Spanish F-18 aircraft refuels from a VC10 K3 of 101 Squadron Royal Air Force during a mission as part of NATO's operations over Libya. Two VC10 aircraft are based at Trapani in Sicily as part of the UK contribution to Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR. [Picture:...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 06:05

Franco-German Aerial Infrared Sensor Proposed
Photo: Northrop Grumman Jul 15, 2011 By Robert Wall aerospace daily and defense report LONDON — A French Senate report advocating missile defense is proposing France and Germany cooperate on the development of an unmanned aircraft-based infrared detection...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 06:00

Rafale's Multirole Capability
Jul 15, 2011 By Christina Mackenzie defense technology international French air force and navy Rafale F3 combat aircraft are touted as true “omnirole fighters.” Military officials say there are multirole fighters that conduct reconnaissance, air-to-air...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 05:55

Marine Corps UAVs Get New Home in Afghanistan
July 13, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: US Marine Corps; issued July 13, 2011) CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan --- Marine Corps unmanned aerial vehicles have a new home at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3 formed...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 05:50

Roketsan targets guided anti-tank missile development and production
photo defencetalk.com Jul 13 2011 trdefence.com Roketsan is completing development of a trio of guided anti-armour weapons Turkish Land Forces Command is the main customer, but the missiles will be marketed for exports Since the mid-1990s Turkey’s Roketsan...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 05:45

CN-235 Maritime Patrol Operations Strengthened by Universal Avionics Multi-Mission FMS
Jul 14, 2011 ASDNews Source : Universal Avionics Tucson, AZ - Two CN-235-110 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) equipped with an advanced flight deck from Universal Avionics were recently delivered to the Korea Coast Guard (KCG). Outfitted directly from the...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 05:40

Smiths Detection wins LCD contract with Swedish military
July 13, 2011 defpro.com Watford, UK | Smiths Detection has won a contract to supply the Swedish armed forces with 1800 LCDs (Lightweight Chemical Detectors) that sample air for chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals. The contract, a follow-on...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 05:35

New role established in NZDF leadership team
July 14, 2011 defpro.com William Peet has been appointed to the new civilian role of Chief Operating Officer of the New Zealand Defence Force, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp announced today. “The creation of this position expands the expertise of the NZDF’s...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 05:30

Nicolas Sarkozy réunit un conseil de sécurité à l'Élysée sur l'Afghanistan
Nicolas Sarkozy lors de sa visite-surprise en Afghanistan, mardi dernier. © Philippe Wojazer / Reuters 14/07/2011 Par Jean Guisnel Le Point.fr Le président de la République souhaite améliorer la sécurité des soldats, mais se dispense des consignes lors...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 05:25

NATO chief calls for more strike aircraft to bomb Libya
BRUSSELS, July 15 (RIA Novosti) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called on the alliance’s members to send more aircraft to deliver surgical strikes on Libyan targets, Western media said on Friday. "I encourage all allies that have aircraft...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 05:20

Medvedev fires electronic warfare boss as more generals axed
MOSCOW, July 15 (RIA Novosti) President Dmitry Medvedev has sacked a number of generals, including the head of the services’ electronic warfare branch, Oleg Ivanov, the Kremlin press service said on Friday. Medvedev also fired the head of the Mobilization...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 05:15

Additional RAF Tornados for operations over Libya
July 15, 2011 UK Ministry of Defence - defpro.com The UK Ministry of Defence has announced that, in the coming days, the UK will deploy an additional four RAF Tornado GR4s to Gioia del Colle air base in Italy, primarily in the reconnaissance role to further...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 05:10

Iranian Missile Messages: Reading Between the Lines of "Great Prophet 6"
Shahab-2 short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) July 13, 2011 Arms Control Association (ACA) - defpro.com In light of justifiable concerns about Iran’s potential as a nuclear weapons state, the country’s latest military exercise, ending last week, provided...
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16 juillet 2011 6 16 /07 /juillet /2011 05:05

Northrop Grumman Awarded $65 Million Contract to Provide Situational Awareness for U.S. Air Force Airlift Crews
source brahmand.com SAN DIEGO, July 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $65 million contract to provide tactical situational awareness to airlift aircrews, fulfilling an urgent operational...
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