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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 12:30

U.S. Navy Resumes EMALS Tests
24 Jun 2011 By CHRISTOPHER P. CAVAS DefenseNews Flight tests of the U.S. Navy's new electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) resumed in late May after a five-month hiatus, and two more aircraft types have now passed their initial launch tests. The...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 12:25

IAI, Airbus team up on AWACS lite
TEL AVIV, Israel, June 24 (UPI) Israel Aerospace Industries and Airbus Military of Spain have joined forces to develop a small early warning aircraft based on Airbus' C295 medium-size tactical transport aircraft. The partnership opens up the prospect...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 12:20

ScanEagle racks up hours with Australians
BINGEN, Wash., June 24 (UPI) The U.S.-made ScanEagle unmanned aerial system has reached 25,000 operational hours with Australian forces in Afghanistan. Insitu Pacific, the Australia subsidiary of Insitu Inc., said the Australian Defense Force has used...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 12:15

PAS 2011: Ruag offers self-protection for civil and parapublic helicopters
photo army-technology.com June 26, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP Ruag has developed a pod that could give civil helicopters protection from surface-to-air missiles when operating in hostile environments. The company has developed and EASA-certified the ISSYS-POD,...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 12:10

Canadians to cannibalise VH-71s for Cormorant spares
June 27, 2011 By Tony Osborne, SHEPARD GROUP London - The Canadian Forces (CF) has reportedly bought nine of the VH-71s purchased for the US Presidential 'Marine One' helicopter programme. The airframes, which have been in storage since the cancellation...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 12:10

Salon du Bourget : les simulateurs dans les forces aériennes
27/06/2011 Source : Dicod Philippe Gancel est chef de projet technique chez Sogitec Industries, entreprise française spécialisée dans le développement de simulateurs de vol d’aéronefs militaires comme le Rafale, le Mirage 2000, le Dauphin, le NH90 ect…...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 12:10

PAS 2011: Helidax looks to the future
June 25, 2011 Tony Osborne, SHEPARD GROUP Paris - Foreign interest in French military helicopter training could lead to further helicopter purchases by the private company running the service. Helidax, the private finance initiative which provides helicopters...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 12:05

The Mysterious Arma Is Going Somewhere
June 27, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Turkish firm Otokar has a second (to an unnamed recipient) export sale of its new 6x6 Arma wheeled armored vehicle. The 18.5 ton vehicle has a crew of two and carries eight passengers. Armament is one 12.7 or 7.62mm machine-gun....
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 12:05

PAS 2011: Portugal furthers advances into UAS market
June 24, 2011 Beth Stevenson, SHEPARD GROUP Paris - Demonstrating Portugal's advancements into the unmanned market, Tekever Autonomous Systems announced the introduction of the ISTAR variant of its AR4 Light Ray UAS at the 2011 Paris Air Show. Speaking...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 12:00

The Thin Red Supply Queue
June 27, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE For the second time in three years, Britain has found itself with too small a stockpile of spare parts for its combat aircraft. This time it’s the new Typhoon jet fighters. For the last three months, eight of Britain's Typhoons...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 12:00

Taiwan spends NT$17 billion to upgrade fighter jets
2011-06-26 (China Military News cited from chinapost.com.tw) The Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC), consigned by the Taiwan Air Force to upgrade the Ching-Kuo Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) jets under the Hsiang Chan Project, will deliver...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 11:55

Israel setting up missile defense center
June 24th, 2011 MDAA Israel’s Ministry of Defense is working to integrate all four of the anti-missile defense systems developed in the country into a national command and control center for the interception of enemy missiles. Senior US officials say...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 11:50

ANZAC Forces Ready to Respond in the Modern Era
June 27th, 2011 By Australian Department of Defence - DEFENCE TALK The Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, and the Chief of the Defence Force Designate, Lieutenant General David Hurley, met with New Zealand Chief of the Defence...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 11:45

Helicopter Shortage in the North?
06/27/2011 SPIEGEL Worries Grow in Berlin about US Afghanistan Pull-Out The German government is concerned about the US plan, announced by President Obama last week, to reduce its presence in Afghanistan. The German military relies heavily on US helicopters...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 11:45

Libya bombing campaign enters 100th day
June 27th, 2011 DEFENCE TALK - AFP NATO operations in Libya entered a 100th day on Monday with airstrikes having eased the siege of key rebel cities but with Moamer Kadhafi still in power and fears of an open war lingering. Three months after French jets...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 11:40

Israel Launches Major Home Front Defense Drill
Jun 25 2011DefenseNews - TRDEFENCE Israel on June 19 launched a major five-day home front defense exercise intended to prepare its population and emergency services to respond to massive missile attacks, the Israeli military said. Named “Turning Point...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 11:35

Elbit Teste une Nouvelle Unité de Contrôle Mobile pour son Drone Skylark
26 juin 2011 IDF Le nouveau système de contrôle mobile augmentera l’efficacité opérationnelle des forces opérant sur le terrain. Au début du mois de juin, Elbit Systems a achevé une série de tests réussis sur son drone miniature Skylark I-LE (litt. alouette),...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 11:35

Dans Marines & Forces navales, un coup de projecteur sur les opérations au large de la Libye
27.06.2011 par P. CHAPLEAU Lignes de Défense Que tous ceux qui auront repéré la belle coquille à la "une" du n° 133 de Marines & Forces navales ne s'arrêtent pas en si bon chemin. Et ce n'est pas moi qui parsème (involontairement mes posts de coquilles...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 11:30

PARIS: Defence industry stays quiet at Paris
27/06/11 By Stephen Trimble SOURCE:Flight International Military aviation is nearly always overshadowed by the commercial news juggernaut of the Paris air show, but the global defence industry's biggest newsmakers seemed especially quiet at what is still...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 11:30

IAF Seeks Direct Control of HAL to Stem Eroding Combat-Edge
June 24, 2011 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Times of India; published June 24, 2011) NEW DELHI --- With an eye on the future and fed up with the "bureaucratic culture" pervading Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), the country's only aircraft manufacturer,...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 07:54

Renforcer les capacités maritimes de l’Océan indien, on patauge ?
27 juin 2011 par Nicolas Gros-Verheyde (BRUXELLES2, analyse) Cela fait bientôt deux ans que l’UE tente d’échafauder une stratégie pour renforcer les capacités maritimes des pays de l’est africain et des pays bordant l’Océan indien. Plusieurs papiers d’option...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 07:44

Spanish military delegation to talk army reform in Moscow
MOSCOW, June 27 (RIA Novosti) A military delegation of the Spanish Armed Forces will arrive in Moscow on Monday to discuss army reform and the fight against maritime piracy, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. "The talks' participants will discuss...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 07:43

Le point sur les opérations françaises en Libye
Le porte-avions Charles de Gaulle au large de la Libye crédits : EMA 27/06/2011 MER et MARINE Comme toutes les semaines, l'Etat-major des Armées a fait le point, jeudi dernier, sur les opérations françaises en Libye. Entre le 16 juin 2011 06h00 et le...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 07:32

US grounds fleet of F-22 fighter jets, indefinitely
Jun 24, 2011 by Olivier Knox AFP ASDNews WASHINGTON - The US Air Force has grounded its entire fleet of F-22 fighters, the most sophisticated combat aircraft in the world, after problems emerged with the plane's oxygen supply, officials said Friday. The...
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27 juin 2011 1 27 /06 /juin /2011 07:26

Chinese Navy Drone Spotted
June 26, 2011 By David Axe - the-diplomat.com The Chinese Navy's annual sortie through the disputed waters between the Japanese islands Okinawa and Miyakojima held a surprise for foreign observers. Japanese forces tailing the 11-strong Chinese fleet spotted...
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