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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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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 07:57

MiG Crash in Russia Freezes Further Indian Buys
28 Jun 2011 By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI DefenseNews NEW DELHI - Possible further Indian orders for Russian-made MiG-29K aircraft await the results of an investigation into a June 23 crash in Russia of a trainer version of the aircraft. India ordered 16 MiG 29Ks...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 07:30

IAI gets new chief amid privatization bid
photo businessweek.com TEL AVIV, Israel, June 28 (UPI) The Israeli government has appointed a new chairman of Israel Aerospace Industries, flagship of Israel's defense industry, amid growing speculation that long-running efforts to privatize state-run...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 07:20

Piraterie : 2500 heures de vol pour les Marlin luxembourgeois
crédits : EU-NAVFOR 29/06/2011 MER et MARINE Les deux avions de patrouille Fairchild SW 3A Merlin mis à disposition par le gouvernement luxembourgeois au profit de la force européenne Atalante viennent de franchir les 2500 heures de vol. Les appareils,...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 07:13

La frégate Ventôse engagée dans l'exercice FRUKUS
La frégate Ventôse et le destroyer russe Chabanenko, lundi à Norfolk crédits : US NAVY 29/06/2011 MER et MARINE La frégate de surveillance Ventôse participe depuis lundi à l'exercice quadripartite FRUKUS, réunissant des bâtiments des marines française,...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 07:10

Russia to showcase new stealth corvette at IMDS-2011
MOSCOW, June 29 (RIA Novosti) 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 30 foreign...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 06:10

L’INAUGURATION DE LA FOIRE INTERNATIONALE DES ARMEMENTS - Belgrade
28 juin 2011 - glassrbije.org L’industrie de la défense représente la partie la plus vitale de l’industrie serbe et elle revient sur le marché étranger, sérieux et sélectif par sa haute qualité, a constaté le ministre de la Défense de Serbie, Dragan Sutnovac...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 06:05

La cyber-défense européenne s'organise
28/06/2011 Par Louis SAN - info.france2.fr "La cyber-défense est un enjeu stratégique fondamental", a plaidé mardi Laurent Wauquiez Il l'a déclaré lors d'un colloque intitulé "L’Europe face aux cyber menaces" qui s’est tenu au ministère des Affaires étrangères...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 06:00

Avions ravitailleurs : Boeing s'attend déjà à ce que la facture dérape
28/06 ALAIN RUELLO, Les Echos Moins de quatre mois après sa victoire face à EADS, Boeing perdrait déjà de l'argent sur le mirifique contrat des avions ravitailleurs du Pentagone. Selon Bloomberg, l'avionneur américain s'attend à ce que la première tranche...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 05:55

OTAN: les Européens doivent mutualiser les moyens, selon le Pentagone
28 juin 2011 par Mathieu Rabechault - La Presse Canadienne Washington - Certains pays n'ont pas les capacités militaires, d'autres disent craindre la «surchauffe» après trois mois d'intervention en Libye: pour le patron du Pentagone, les Européens doivent...
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29 juin 2011 3 29 /06 /juin /2011 05:50

Thales face à la question délicate de sa relation clients
28 juin 2011 par Remy Maucourt L’USINE NOUVELLE Le groupe d'électronique de défense, Thales, perd progressivement la confiance de ses clients. C'est le constat fait il y a quelques mois par une enquête interne et révélée aujourd'hui dans la presse. Des...
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