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3 juillet 2011 7 03 /07 /juillet /2011 12:00

Canada plans huge rehearsal in Arctic region
MOSCOW, July 3 (RIA Novosti) Canadian Defense Minister Peter McKay has announced that his country is preparing to send more than 1,000 troops on a huge Nanook exercise in the High Arctic in August, the website of Montreal Gazette paper said on Sunday....
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3 juillet 2011 7 03 /07 /juillet /2011 11:45

No need to ground MiG 29s, crash due to human error: Russia
Fri Jul 01 2011, Indian Express news service After the Indian Navy raised concerns over the safety of its new fleet of MiG 29Ks following the crash of a twin-seater fighter in Russia weeks before it was to be delivered to India, Moscow has informed that...
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3 juillet 2011 7 03 /07 /juillet /2011 11:40

Germany to sell S Arabia battle tanks
A German-made Leopard battle tank Jul 3, 2011 - presstv.ir Germany plans to sell 200 Leopard tanks to Saudi Arabia after lifting a decades-long ban on selling heavy weaponry to the Persian Gulf kingdom. The German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported...
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3 juillet 2011 7 03 /07 /juillet /2011 11:35

More Upgrades Seen for USAF F-16s
A U.S. Air Force F-16 sits on the tarmac at the 2011 Paris Air Show / Defense News photo by Bradley Peniston June 23rd, 2011 By DAVE MAJUMDAR - THE SHOW SCOUT Paris Air Show 2011 - The F-35 ′ s delayed arrival means the U.S. Air Force will likely need...
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3 juillet 2011 7 03 /07 /juillet /2011 11:30

Prime Minister to order further troop reductions in Helmand
The number of British troops in Afghanistan will fall below 9,000 Photo: PA 02 Jul 2011 By Sean Rayment, and Patrick Hennessy THE TELEGRAPH David Cameron is to order the withdrawal of an additional 500 British troops from Afghanistan in a move which is...
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3 juillet 2011 7 03 /07 /juillet /2011 06:30

The Luhu pair is back!
02.07.2011 China Defense Blog After undergo a prolonged period of modernization, both DDG 112 (Harbin) and DDG 113 (QingDao) are ready to rejoin the fleet. Not sure any changes to the power plant, combat information center (CIC) or the Anti Submarine...
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3 juillet 2011 7 03 /07 /juillet /2011 06:10

9th PLAN task force to the Gulf of Aden
02.07.2011 China Defense Blog Chinese navy sail for escort missions in Gulf of Aden Updated: 2011-06-29 20:35 (Xinhua) BEIJING - The ninth group of Chinese escort ships will set sail from Zhanjiang in Guangdong province on July 2 for the Gulf of Aden...
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3 juillet 2011 7 03 /07 /juillet /2011 06:00

India to assist Lankan military
02 July 2011 dailymirror.lk India has agreed to help the Sri Lankan Army in its capacity building by opening up more seats for its officers and men in its training academies and military colleges, apart from sharing experiences in counter-insurgency operations....
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 20:30

China issues rules on management of military engineering equipment
2011-07-01 English.news.cn BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council and the Central Military Commission (CMC) have issued regulations on the management of key military engineering equipment and establishments. According to the rules, key military...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 20:25

Les Etats-Unis, la Russie, la France et la Grande-Bretagne terminent un exercice naval
2 juillet 2011 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Un exercice naval international, dont la première édition était destinée à réduire les tensions entre l’Union Soviétique et les alliés américains, vient de se terminer au large de la Virginie....
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 20:15

Chine : une flotte d’escorte sera envoyée dans le Golfe d’Aden et dans les eaux somaliennes
2 juillet 2011 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS La neuvième flotte de navires d’escorte chinoise lèvera l’ancre le 2 juillet de Zhanjiang, dans la province du Guangdong pour se diriger vers le Golfe d’Aden et les eaux somaliennes, afin d’effectuer...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 20:10

Iran Denies Smuggling Weapons to Iraq, Afghanistan
2 Jul 2011 DefenseNews AFP TEHRAN - Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi dismissed as "ridiculous lies" U.S. claims that Tehran smuggled weapons to Iraq and Afghanistan, the semi-official Fars news agency reported July 2. "The ridiculous and repeated...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 20:00

Kuwait Ends Bahrain Naval Mission: State Media
2 Jul 2011 DefenseNews AFP KUWAIT CITY - Kuwaiti naval forces on July 2 ended a mission to secure Bahrain's maritime border they began in March amid a crackdown on Shiite protesters, the official KUNA news agency reported. "The Kuwaiti naval task force...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 17:20

U.S. Expands Its Drone War Into Somalia
July 1, 2011 By MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT nytimes.com WASHINGTON — The clandestine American military campaign to combat Al Qaeda’s franchise in Yemen is expanding to fight the Islamist militancy in Somalia, as new evidence indicates that insurgents...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 17:15

Taiwan Gets Smarter Patriots
July 2, 2011 STRATEGY PAGE Taiwan has received its first Configuration-3 radars for its Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems. This upgrade enables Patriot to fire Pac-3 anti-missile missiles. The PAC 3 is smaller than the anti-aircraft version (PAC 2),...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 17:10

The Last Of The Invincibles
July 2, 2011 STRATEGY PAGE The last of Britain's Invincible class carriers, HMS Illustrious, has returned to service after a $60 million refurbishment. The ship no longer carries Harrier vertical takeoff/landing jets. Instead, 20 helicopters are on board,...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 17:05

RAF Fades Away
July 2, 2011 STRATEGY PAGE The British Royal Air Force (RAF) recently graduated a class of 80 pilots. Because of the latest round of cutbacks, eight of those pilots will have no aircraft to fly. This came after cutting the pilot training over 40 percent...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 17:00

L’armée polonaise, épuisée, ne s’engagera pas ailleurs
2 juillet 2011 par Nicolas Gros-Verheyde (BRUXELLES2 à Varsovie) Le Ministre polonais des affaires étrangères, Radek Sikorski, l’a confirmé, en réponse à un collègue de l’AFP, il n’est pas question pour la Pologne de venir renforcer les opérations en...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 16:55

Russia set to take part in new Indian submarine tender
ST. PETERSBURG, July 2 (RIA Novosti) Russia will participate in a new tender on the delivery of six diesel-electric submarines for the Indian Navy, the state-run exporter Rosoboronexport said. Russia dropped out of the first Indian submarine tender in...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 16:45

Russian defense minister denies plans to build aircraft carriers
MOSCOW, July 2 (RIA Novosti) The Russian military has no concrete plans to build aircraft carriers in the next 10 years, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said. "We have no plans to build aircraft carriers," the minister told the Russian media on Friday....
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 16:40

Russia behind schedule on Indian frigates delivery
July 02, 2011 Indo-Asian News Service - hindustantimes.com St. Petersburg - Russia is not going to meet the deadlines in the implementation of a contract on the delivery of missile frigates to the Indian Navy, the state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 16:35

China and Pakistan are building an alliance
2011-07-02(China Military News cited from ft.com and written by James Lamont and Farhan Bokhari) It was a piece of intelligence worthy of what the Russians call the “tournament of shadows”, when the great powers of the era – London and St Petersburg –...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 16:30

PLA General Staff Headquarters establishes IT department
2011-07-02 (China Military News cited from Xinhua) The General Staff Headquarters of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has established an information technology department by regrouping its previously formed communications department. Approved by...
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 13:20

U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
July 1, 2011 STRATEGY PAGE The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps marches on the parade field during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute to honor Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates at the Pentagon, June 30, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt....
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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 12:55

Pas de répit: Mistral et Georges-Leygues reprennent la mer
02.07.2011 par P. CHAPLEAU Lignes de Défense A peine rentrés à bon port, les voila qui reprennent la mer, signe que la Marine opère à flux très très tendu. Partis le 28 février de Brest, les 195 marins de la frégates Georges-Leygues vont repartir en mission...
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