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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 12:45

Medvedev warns failure of state defense order must not be repeated
The Defense Ministry has three days to prepare a report on the fulfillment of the state defense order for 2011 06 July, 2011, RT.com President Dmitry Medvedev has said that the Defense Ministry officials responsible for the failure of this year’s state...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 12:45

First IR image sent from USAF SBIRS GEO-1 spacecraft
source defencetalk.com July 08, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP Source: Lockheed Martin The first Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) spacecraft beamed down its first infrared image on June 21 to the SBIRS ground station....
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 12:40

GDUK selects Thales UK to provide sighting systems for UK MoD's Scout SV
source army-guide.com July 08, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP Source: General Dynamics UK General Dynamics UK, the prime contractor for the Ministry of Defence’s Scout SV programme has selected Thales UK to supply the primary and secondary sighting systems for Scout,...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 12:35

US DoD orders 6,350 JTRS HMS radios from GDC4S
July 08, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP Source: General Dynamics C4 Systems General Dynamics C4 Systems has received an order from the U.S. Department of Defense for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) Rifleman radio (AN/PRC-154)...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 12:30

Sikorsky delivers 300th UH-60M Black Hawk to US Army
July 08, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP Source: Sikorsky Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of the 300th UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter to the U.S. Army. "The war-fighter has provided outstanding reviews of the UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter's performance...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 12:20

C-130 Fireworks
7/7/2011 STRATEGY PAGE Fireworks burst above Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 2, 2011, during Celebrate America. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 06:25

China develops military drones for Pakistan
Chinese ASN-215 UAV System 2011-07-07(China Military News cited from indiatimes.com) China has ramped up its research in drone technology and is in the process of building armed, jet-propelled unmanned planes, which it plans to sell to countries like...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 06:20

Les députés pressent la Défense de renoncer à la cession de ses satellites de télécoms
07 juillet 2011 par Philippe Le Coeur - Contes Publics Le ministère de la Défense doit "renoncer" à l’opération Nectar qui consiste à céder à un opérateur privé l’usufruit des satellites de télécommunications militaires Syracuse, avancent les députés...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 06:15

SELEX Galileo offers high tech situational awareness and force protection to Brunei Armed Forces
SELEX Galileo’s Road Marshall integrated vehicle situational awareness system. (Photo: SELEX Galileo) July 7, 2011 defpro.com Bandar Seri Begawan | At BRIDEX 2011 in Brunei Darussalam, SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, will be demonstrating its latest...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 06:10

No Short-term Need for MALE: French Official
7 Jul 2011 By PIERRE TRAN DefenseNews PARIS - The French forces are in no need of a short-term acquisition of a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle in the Afghan theater, a military official said here July 7. "I have everything...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 06:05

Sweden Continues Investment in Gripen for 2011
7 Jul 2011 By GERARD O'DWYER DefenseNews HELSINKI - The Swedish government has opted to continue state funding for further development and maintenance work on the Gripen fighter aircraft program, approving $163 million in spending this year. The tasks...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 06:00

Poland Eyes EU Battlegroup Rosters
7 Jul 2011 By JULIAN HALE DefenseNews BRUSSELS - Poland wants to use its term as president of the European Union to promote a strategic debate on how to avoid gaps in EU battlegroup rosters. EU battlegroups are forces of between 1,300 and 2,000 troops...
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 19:20

Indian Army to award $10 bln contract for combat vehicles
BMP-II ICV Sarath. A file photo. Jul 07, 2011 brahmand.com NEW DELHI (BNS): Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Ashok Leyland (ALL), Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Bharat Forge are among those who have submitted their bid for a $10 billion Indian defence...
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 19:15

Patria`s mortar systems have not been used to fire cluster ammunition in Libya
07.07.2011 Patria - army-guide.com During the last weeks Patria has been increasingly contacted about the possibility that Patria`s Nemo 120 mm mortar system or Patria Hägglunds` AMOS 120 mm mortar system would have been used in Misurata, Libya to fire...
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 19:10

Image of the Day: 7 July 2011 UK MoD
The RAF has been wowing the crowds at the Waddington Air Show where 145,000 people turned out to see the Service do what it does best. A flypast by Waddington-based Sentry aircraft, from 8 Squadron, provided the curtain-raiser to this year's show, and...
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 19:05

Israeli Air Force looks at MV-22 capabilities
July 07, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP – Source MCAS New River Public Affairs Office For the second time in two months, a team from the Israeli Air Force visited 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing units at Marine Corps Air Station New River to evaluate the Marine Corps' MV-22...
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 19:00

Submarine Returns to Fleet With Upgraded Thales Sonar
Jul 7, 2011 ASDNews Source : Thales Group London, UK - HMS Trenchant, the Royal Navy's (RN's) most capable and up-to-date Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered hunter-killer submarine (SSN), has been ceremonially welcomed back into the operational fleet with...
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 18:55

All contracts on Russia's 2012 defense order to be signed by yearend
MOSCOW, July 7 (RIA Novosti) All contracts on Russia's 2012 state defense order will be signed by the end of this year, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said on Thursday. The issue of next year's defense order is particularly important in light of possible...
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 18:50

Turkey Still Hopes To Order First F-35s
7 Jul 2011 By UMIT ENGINSOY and BURAK EGE BEKDIL DefenseNews ANKARA - Although Turkey still plans to buy about 100 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, it has not formally committed to the U.S.-led program. To do so, it needs to submit a purchase order for a first...
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 18:40

U.K. Carrier Effort Could Be In for More Changes
A conceptualization of the Queen Elizabeth-class carrier. (U.K. Ministry of Defence) 6 Jul 2011 By ANDREW CHUTER DefenseNews LONDON - The Royal Navy's aircraft carrier program could fall victim to further changes if the Ministry of Defence fails to balance...
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 18:20

Eurofighter Working to Strengthen Strategic Partnership with Japan
(Photo: Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH) July 7, 2011 defpro.com Tokyo, Japan | Reflecting the strong commitment to deepen the strategic partnership with Japan, the Supervisory Board of Eurofighter GmbH will for the first time hold a board meeting in Tokyo....
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 18:15

Terma’s BMD-Flex in successful test with the U.S. Missile Defence Agency
July 7, 2011 defpro.com Terma’s BMD-Flex has participated in a successful “live fire” test by the U.S. Missile Defence Agency (MDA) from the U.S. Navy’s Space and Air Warfare Systems Center (SSC) collocated with headquarters of the U.S. third fleet in...
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 18:10

L’Azerbaïdjan a lancé la production en série des pistolets mitrailleurs AK-74, sous la licence russe
07 jui 2011 Rachad Suleymanov – APA Bakou.-. L’Azerbaïdjan a lancé la production en série des pistolets mitrailleurs AK-74, sous la licence russe, a confié pour l’APA, une source militaire. Le pistolet mitrailleur « Khazri » (Xəzri) est distingué de la...
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 18:05

USS Chung-Hoon
7/6/2011 STRATEGY PAGE SULU SEA (July 5, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy corvette BRP Pangasinan (PS 31) are underway supporting Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)...
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7 juillet 2011 4 07 /07 /juillet /2011 18:00

CHC preparing for possible DOD contracts in Afghanistan
July 07, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP Source: CHC CHC Helicopter has cleared a substantial hurdle that could lead to new contracts with the US Department of Defense (DOD). Helicopters are one of the main sources of transportation for US and coalition forces in...
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