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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 17:10

Apache Longbow Helicopter Upgrade Launches the Future of Airborne UAV Management
06/28/2011 Neil Waghorn - defenceiq.com The Block III upgrade for the Apache Longbow AH-64D promises to drastically improve one of the best attack helicopter platforms in the world. The upgrade is to include composite main rotor blades, an improved drive...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 17:00

L-3 Awarded U.S. Navy P-3 SMIP Contract
June 28, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: L-3 Communications; issued June 28, 2011) NEW YORK --- L-3 Communications announced today that its Platform Integration division has been competitively awarded an approximately $104 million contract to perform...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 16:55

First Moroccan F-16 pilots to complete training in Arizona
June 29th, 2011 by Air Force News Agency – DEFENCE TALK In July, the Kingdom of Morocco, a strategic partner for U.S. forces in North Africa, will become the 25th country to own and operate F-16s. The pilots tapped to fly them are scheduled to finish...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 16:50

US allocates $145 million to fight terrorism in North Africa
June 29, 2011 defpro.com The United States last week allocated US$145 million worth of military equipment to North and East African nations in order to help combat terrorist threats in the region. The biggest recipients were Burundi and Uganda, which...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 16:45

HBC and ATK to Demonstrate Weapons System
Jun 29, 2011 Paris, France (SPX) Hawker Beechcraft and ATK hasve announced an upcoming demonstration of ATK's Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket (GATR) from HBC's AT-6 Light Attack and Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft. The demonstration is expected to...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:55

US Army Builds and Tests Future Network During NIE Exercise
Jun 29, 2011 White Sands Missile Range NM (SPX) High in the mountains, infantrymen used smartphone applications to plot their movements and request help for casualties. Driving across the desert below, field artillery Soldiers eyed a computer screen to...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:50

Sikorsky to explore unmanned role for Black Hawk
28/06/11 By John Croft SOURCE:Flight International Sikorsky hopes to demonstrate an optionally piloted resupply mission using a fly-by-wire-equipped UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopter by the end of this year. Jeff Pino, president of the Connecticut-based...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:45

Indian navy considering Northrop's MQ-4C BAMS
source unmanned.co.uk 29/06/11 By Greg Waldron SOURCE:Flight International Northrop Grumman is pitching its MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned aircraft system to the Indian navy. Earlier this year the company responded to an Indian...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:40

Defence IQ organise un évènement sur les véhicules blindés en Inde pour créer de nouvelles opportunités commerciales
LONDRES, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire Alors que l'armée indienne est soumise à l'un des programmes les plus vastes du monde dans le cadre de la modernisation des véhicules blindés,Defence IQ organisera Armoured Vehicles India2011 pour faciliter les opportunités...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:35

Taiwan reçoit ses nouveaux F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo
29.06.2011 par Edouard Maire INFO-AVIATION Le 26 juin, Taïwan a pu recevoir son premier lot d’avions de combat F-CK-1C/D Hsiung Ying mis à niveau et destinés à la force aérienne 443 dans le centre de Taichung pour le 30 juin. Cette livraison intervient...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:30

UK still trusts aged systems for EOD missions
June 29, 2011 Beth Stevenson, SHEPARD GROUP London - Reflecting on the UK's experiences in conflicts such as Northern Ireland, a military official has argued that the fundamental concept of EOD ROV deployment in theatre is the same now as it was then....
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:25

Cougar Launch
June 29, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE ARABIAN SEA (June 25, 2011) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Cougars of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 139 catapults from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan and Carrier Air Wing (CVW)...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:20

Russia to showcase new stealth corvette at IMDS-2011
June 29th, 2011 By RIA Novosti – DEFENCE TALK Russia will exhibit for the first time its newest Steregushchy class (Project 20380) corvette, the Soobrazitelny, at a biennial naval show on June 29-July 3 in St. Petersburg. More than 300 companies, including...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:20

Penny Pinching Pod Policies Proliferate
source aero.pub.ro June 29, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE As the cost of jet fighters keeps rising, air forces have to come up with ways to control the costs. One increasingly popular method is putting specialized (and not-always-needed) electronics into a pod...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:15

Smart Rockets Rule The Battlefield
photo UK MoD June 29, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE The U.S. Army has bought 4,410 more GMLRS (GPS guided MLRS) rockets, as well as 3,048 cheaper (reduced range, no explosives) practice rockets. These are packaged and used in containers (pods) holding six rockets...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:10

Al Qaeda Deploys BB Guns
photo pyramydair.com June 29, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE A wanted al Qaeda leader (Fazul Abdullah Mohammed) was recently killed in Somalia. Among the weapons found with him was a BB gun. Well, not just any BB gun, it was a Umarex Steel Storm. This weapon looks...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:05

Polish view on EDA's Unmanned Maritime Systems programme
Brussels - 29 June 2011 EDA News By Dr Michał WIERCIŃSKI - UMS Management Committee member. Science and Military Education Department. PL MoD. The European Defence Agency Unmanned Maritime Systems Cat. A programme (UMS) is an opportunity for developing...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 12:00

Force Protection Receives $71.3 Million in Awards for Additional Buffalo Vehicles and Field Service Representative Support
June 29, 2011 defpro.com LADSON, S.C. | Force Protection Industries, Inc., a FORCE PROTECTION, INC. group company, today announced it has received two awards totaling $71.3 million. The first award is a firm fixed price modification under contract W56HZV-08-C-0028...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 11:55

Continued testing of F-35 JSF sensors a success at Northern Edge 2011
June 29, 2011 Lt. Col. Tracey Saiki - Northern Edge Joint Information Bureau / AFNS – defpro.com JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska | While participating in Northern Edge for the second time, F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter sensor capabilities...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 11:50

US, Philippines start navy drills amid China row
Jun 28, 2011 ASDNews by Mynardo Macaraig AFP PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines - The United States pledged on Tuesday its "enduring commitment" to helping the Philippines, as the longtime allies began naval exercises amid a simmering maritime row with China....
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 11:45

US had to cover for lack of British helicopters, says general
Britain did not have enough troops and helicopters in Afghanistan until last year, according to a senior US general. 29 Jun 2011 By James Kirkup, Political Correspondent THE TELEGRAPH American concerns over the effectiveness of the British force in Helmand...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 11:40

More Bushmasters for the Australian Military
Jun 28 2011 David Pugliese’s Defence Watch From Thales: Thales Australia has signed a contract to supply another 101 Bushmaster vehicles to the Australian Department of Defence. The contract is a further vote of confidence in the Bushmaster, which has...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 11:35

IAF to get 5th generation fighter planes
Jun 28, 2011, THE TIMES OF INDIA ALLAHABAD: The induction of 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) will enhance the capability of the Indian Air Force which will be procuring the 5th generation fighters by 2017 and by 2027. The country will then...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 11:30

HII Pushes For Two-Ship Buys
Jun 28, 2011 By Michael Fabey aviation week and space technology Newport News, Va. - As Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) moves into the assembly phase for the next-generation CVN-78 Ford-class aircraft carrier, CEO Michael Petters stays awake at night...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 07:59

Boeing Overcharged U.S. Army $13M: IG Report
28 Jun 2011 By MICHAEL HOFFMAN DefenseNews Boeing overcharged the U.S. Army $13 million on spare parts that Army officials could have purchased from the Defense Logistics Agency (dla), according to a Department of Defense Inspector General report released...
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