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9 juillet 2011 6 09 /07 /juillet /2011 07:50

1er essai en vol du missile MDcN en configuration Barracuda
08/07/2011 Ministere dela Défense Le site Méditerrannée de DGA Essais de missile a procédé avec succès, le 8 juin 2011, au premier essai en vol du missile de croisière naval (MDcN) dans sa configuration « Barracuda ». Ce tir de très haute technicité a...
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9 juillet 2011 6 09 /07 /juillet /2011 07:45

New Laser Countermeasures Could Defeat RPGs
08.07.2011 DEFENSETECH So, the U.S. Army has begun the process of choosing a new generation of laser countermeasures to protect low-flying military aircraft from 21st Century shoulder fired missiles. Current IR countermeasures found on Army helos aren’t...
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9 juillet 2011 6 09 /07 /juillet /2011 07:40

LIBYA: British Army details Apache's success
Army Air Corps Apaches are operating from the deck of HMS Ocean-photo UK MoD 08/07/11 By Craig Hoyle SOURCE:Flight International British Army Westland/Boeing Apache AH1 attack helicopters engaged regime targets on 39 occasions during the type's first...
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9 juillet 2011 6 09 /07 /juillet /2011 07:35

Merkel Weapons Deal Under Fire from All Sides
Reports that Chancellor Angela Merkel's government intends to sell 200 tanks to Saudi Arabia have generated consternation in Berlin. Anti-Tank Brigade 07/08/2011 cgh -- with wire reports – DER SPIEGEL A plan to sell some 200 battle tanks to Saudi Arabia...
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9 juillet 2011 6 09 /07 /juillet /2011 07:30

Could British Defense Reforms be Model for U.S. DoD?
RAF Red Arrows air display. (Photo: Digital Desktop Wallpaper) July 8, 2011 Daniel Goure, Ph.D. / Early Warning Blow, Lexington Institute - defpro.com The slow erosion of British military power, like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, is an important...
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9 juillet 2011 6 09 /07 /juillet /2011 07:25

DDG-51 Restart Raises Questions
Photo: US Navy Jul 8, 2011 By Michael Fabey defense technology international Washington - As requirements grow for the proposed DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Flight III-class destroyers, so does concern that the U.S. Navy may try to pack too much into the ships...
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9 juillet 2011 6 09 /07 /juillet /2011 07:20

South African arms exports soar
PRETORIA, South Africa, July 8 (UPI) South Africa is positioning itself to enter the world's lucrative arms trade. South Africa's largest arms manufacturer, the state-owned company Denel, has had a profitable year, racking up profits of $16.5 million...
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9 juillet 2011 6 09 /07 /juillet /2011 07:15

Egypt seeks to buy tanks
WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) Egypt has asked the United States for 125 M1A1 Abrams tank kits under the Foreign Military Sales program. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the deal would be worth an estimated $1.329 billion. In addition to the...
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9 juillet 2011 6 09 /07 /juillet /2011 07:10

Northrop team supports ICBM test
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., July 8 (UPI) Northrop Grumman reports its ICBM Prime Integration team participated in the U.S. Air Force's successful test launch of a Minuteman III missile last month. It said the launch proceeded as planned with the...
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9 juillet 2011 6 09 /07 /juillet /2011 07:05

Libye: quatre missions de bombardement, toutes de nuit, pour les F-16 belges
photo defense.gouv.fr - exercice serpentex 2009 08 Juillet 2011 RTLbe/ Belga Les chasseurs-bombardiers F-16 belges engagés dans l'opération "Unified Protector" de l'Otan en Libye ont effectué au cours de la semaine écoulée quatre missions de bombardement...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 17:55

F/A-18 Shows UCAS-D Can Land On Carrier
Photo: Northrup Grumman Jul 8, 2011 By Graham Warwick Aviationweek.com Surrogate flight tests of the software and systems for the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat aircraft system demonstrator (UCAS-D) have resulted in “hands-free” landings of an...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 17:50

Unmanned Global Hawk Completes First Production Acceptance Multi-Intelligence Sensor Flight
July 8, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Northrop Grumman Corp.; issued July 7, 2011) EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --- The newest Northrop Grumman Corporation built RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft completed the first of many production...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 17:45

Lockheed Wins Extra $46M for F-35
July 8, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued July 7, 2011) Lockheed Martin, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $46,158,317 modification to increase funding to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive fee contract (N0019-07-C-0097)...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 17:40

President Calls for Balanced Defense Spending Cuts
July 7, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued July 7, 2011) WASHINGTON --- Though he is committed to cutting the Defense Department budget as part of the overall reduction in the federal deficit, U.S.security and strategic...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 17:35

Boeing Wins $119M Export Order for Harpoon Missiles
July 7, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued July 7, 2011) The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded an $119,415,215 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of two Lot 86 Harpoon missile bodies; two exercise...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 17:30

USAF requests information on F-16 AESA upgrade
Photo Rex Features 07/07/11 By Stephen Trimble SOURCE:Flight International The US Air Force has taken the first public step towards upgrading hundreds of Lockheed Martin F-16s with active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars. The Aeronautical Systems...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 17:25

Saudi pilots detail Typhoon's progress
photo Katsuhiko Tokunaga/Eurofighter 08/07/11 By Luca Peruzzi SOURCE:Flight International Saudi Arabia has begun mounting quick-reaction alert duties with its Eurofighter Typhoons, two years after accepting the first single-seat examples via its Project...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 17:20

A new helicopter Dadui communissioned with the 15th Airborne Corps, PLAAF.
08.07.2011 CHINA DEFENSE BLOG According to the Chinese edition of the PLA Daily, the PLAAF commissioned a new helicopter dadui on July 3rd. While this Dahui is new (in accordance with PLA's lexicon) its core staff officers and personnel were drawn from...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 17:15

Army Releases Modernization Plan
Jul 8, 2011 ASDNews Source : US Army Washington - The Army last week released its Modernization Plan 2012, an in-depth explanation of how next year's budget request aims to move the Army toward achieving its objectives to equip the force in the 21st Century....
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 17:10

FN Herstal Acquires Finnish Opto-Electronic Business
Jul 8, 2011 ASDNews Source : FN Herstal Herstal, Belgium - Belgium-based firearms manufacturer FN Herstal announces acquisition of Finnish Company Noptel Oy, specialized in laser range finding technology. Over the last few years, FN Herstal and Noptel...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 17:05

China Puts New Tanks On The Indian Border
The Type 90-II was the basis for MBT-2000 July 8, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Bangladesh has bought 44 MBT-2000 tanks, plus three recovery vehicles, from China, for about $5 million each. This is a major upgrade, as Bangladesh currently has a force of some 500...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 17:00

Stealthy American Air Power Over Libya
July 8, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Although NATO took control (from the United States) of the air operations over Libya on March 31st, America continues to supply about a quarter of the sorties flown over Libya. The U.S. admits to this, but points out that nearly...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 16:55

DTM to showcase Springbuck Six APC at DSEI 2011
08.07.2011 Sergyi Way - army-guide.com DTM, a privately owned South African armoured vehicles company, will be proudly exhibiting the Springbuck Six armoured and landmine protected vehicle at the leading defence exhibition DSEi, to be held in Excel London...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 16:50

Le projet de formation des pilotes d’hélicoptères : yes, go up
Un hélicoptère B12 Italien (crédit : EDA / Armée italienne, juin 2011) 8 juillet 2011 par Nicolas Gros-Verheyde (BRUXELLES2) Gerald Howarth, le secrétaire d’Etat britannique à la Défense chargé de la Stratégie de sécurité internationale, ne l’a pas caché...
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8 juillet 2011 5 08 /07 /juillet /2011 16:45

Russia to Spend $730 Billion on New Weapons
Russia could raise proportion of modern weapons to 70% by 2020. July 8, 2011 Anya Ardayeva, Voice of America – defpro.com Analysts: Ambitious plan intended to preserve domestic and regional influence Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has announced...
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