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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 12:30

First Gerald R. Ford-Class Carrier Gets Superlift Toward Completion
The superlift erected on the Gerald R. Ford is one of the heaviest to be constructed. (Photo: HII, Chris Oxley) May 24, 2011 defpro.com NEWPORT NEWS, Va. | Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the lead ship in the new class of U.S. Navy super carriers, took another...
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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 12:00

Iraq says ready to buy Czech-made combat jets
An L-159T two-seater trainer and an L-159A light attack aircraft. May 24, 2011 defpro.com WARSAW | Iraq is ready to buy light attack aircraft, offered for sale by the Czech republic earlier this month, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said after talks...
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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 12:00

De nouvelles images du BPE Juan Carlos I
24/05/2011 MER et MARINE La fin de la première escale à Toulon du bâtiment de projection stratégique (BPE) Juan Carlos I a été l'occasion, pour notre correspondant Jean-Louis Venne, de prendre de nouvelles vues de cet impressionnant navire. Réalisant...
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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 12:00

Piraterie: un consortium industriel pour développer l'autoprotection des navires
24/05/2011 MER et MARINE Sous l'impulsion du Groupement des Industries de Construction et d'Activités Navales (GICAN) et du Cluster Maritime français, un consortium a été crée pour le développement de solutions d'autoprotection des navires face à la piraterie....
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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 12:00

Italy’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons
May 24, 2011 Laura Spagnuolo, Research and Policy Officer / BASIC - defpro.com The United States is currently believed to deploy between 150-200 U.S. tactical or theatre nuclear weapons (TNW) at five different locations in Europe. Originally part of a...
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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 11:30

Français et Britanniques prêts à lâcher Tigre et Apache sur la Libye
Hélicoptère Tigre et, au second plan, un BPC du type Mistral crédits : MARINE NATIONALE 24/05/2011 MER et MARINE Tant pis pour l'effet de surprise. C'est Le Figaro, hier, qui a révélé l'information. Le bâtiment de projection et de commandement Tonnerre,...
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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 11:30

MBDA signe le contrat de soutien du Sea Viper britannique
24/05/2011 MER et MARINE Le missilier européen a décroché un contrat de 189 millions d'euros pour assurer le soutien du système surface-air Sea Viper, qui équipe les nouveaux destroyers du type 45 de la Royal Navy. Deux tirs opérationnels ont été réalisés...
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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 11:00

Un Mirage 2000D s'écrase en Afghanistan. L'équipage est sain et sauf
24 Mai 2011 par Jean-Dominique Merchet Un Mirage 2000D, basé à Kandahar, s'est écrasé aujourd'hui à la suite d'un problème technique dans l'ouest de l'Afghanistan. L'équipage de deux hommes s'est éjecté et a été récupéré sain et sauf une heure plus tard...
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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Navy issues RFP for small UAS
23/05/11 By Zach Rosenberg Flight International The US Navy has issued a request for proposal (RFP) worth up to $870 million for a small unmanned air system (UAS) to provide a bridge system between current capabilities and the 2014 entrance of the small...
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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

German Armed Forces Cut By One-Fifth In New Shake-Up
May 23rd, 2011 By German Radio DEFENCE TALK Germany's defense minister has announced plans for sweeping changes to how the country's armed forces operate. The plan includes a reduction of troop numbers by nearly one-fifth. Germany's armed forces, the...
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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

TAI, Lockeed unveil Turkish-built F-16
A crew chief from the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon out of a hardened aircraft shelter at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn, March 20, 2011. UPI/Benjamin Wilson/US Air Force ANKARA,...
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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Israel to switch Hawks for David's Sling
TEL AVIV, Israel, May 23 (UPI) The Israeli air force is considering phasing out its U.S.-built Raytheon Hawk surface-to-air missiles, backbone of its air-defense network since 1965, and replacing them with David's Sling, a weapon being developed by Rafael...
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24 mai 2011 2 24 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Tu-142M Comes In Low To Attack Pirates
May 23, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE On May 6th, an Indian Tu-142M recon aircraft buzzed Somali pirates that were attacking a Chinese cargo ship. The huge (50 meter/167 foot wingspan, four engine) aircraft had the desired effect, and the pirates fled. The incident...
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23 mai 2011 1 23 /05 /mai /2011 22:30

Lockheed Martin Meets with Quebec Aerospace Industry Representatives On Potential Work on the F-35
May 23 2011 David Pugliese Defence Watch Lockheed Martin officials, on a tour organized by Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), recently met with industry representatives in the province on potential F-35 work. More from a press release...
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23 mai 2011 1 23 /05 /mai /2011 22:00

Surveillance Airship Ready for Deployment for Next Year
May 23 2011 David Pugliese Defence Watch After seeing the posting on high altitude UAVs from today, a Defence Watch reader sent in this article by Graham Warwick at Aviation Week about U.S. airship development for surveillance use. The Blue Devil 2 surveillance...
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23 mai 2011 1 23 /05 /mai /2011 22:00

Lockheed Martin responds to US Army CIRCM RfP
May 23, 2011SHEPARD GROUP Lockheed Martin, along with industry partners DRS Technologies and Daylight Defense, submitted a proposal for the Technology Demonstration phase of the US Army's Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) programme. Lockheed Martin's...
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23 mai 2011 1 23 /05 /mai /2011 22:00

EDA/ESA Administrative Arrangement will be signed at Le Bourget
Brussels - 23 May 2011 EDA News Following a negotiating mandate provided to the Head of the Agency, Ms. Catherine Ashton, by the EDA Steering Board in March 2010, the Council has today approved the Administrative Arrangement between the European Defence...
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23 mai 2011 1 23 /05 /mai /2011 22:00

Ministerial Steering Board
Brussels - 23 May 2011 EDA News European Defence Ministers met today, in Brussels, in the EDA Steering Board. Ministers discussed current and future EDA activities on Pooling & Sharing. They tasked EDA to produce, in close cooperation with the EU Military...
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23 mai 2011 1 23 /05 /mai /2011 22:00

Supreme Court Overturns A-12 Ruling Against Contractors
23 May 2011 By MARCUS WEISGERBER DefenseNews The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a federal appeals court ruling that defense contractors General Dynamics and Boeing owed the Pentagon billions of dollars stemming from the cancellation of a Navy stealth aircraft...
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23 mai 2011 1 23 /05 /mai /2011 22:00

Reports: U.S., Britain Set Up Joint Security Body
23 May 2011 DefenseNews AFP LONDON - A new joint security body set up by Britain and the United States is to be unveiled at the start of President Barack Obama's two-day visit to London later this week, Britain's newspapers reported Monday. The National...
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23 mai 2011 1 23 /05 /mai /2011 21:30

Report: France Sends Combat Choppers to Libya
23 May 2011 DefenseNews AFP PARIS - France is dispatching attack helicopters to take part in its operations against Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi's military assets, French daily Le Figaro reported Monday. The military said a French aircraft carrier...
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23 mai 2011 1 23 /05 /mai /2011 21:30

Army orders more tactical generators
OAKLAND, N.J., May 23 (UPI) New Jersey's Dewey Electronics Corp. is supplying the U.S. Army with additional tactical generators under a $2.3 million delivery order. The order came a 10-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract awarded in...
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23 mai 2011 1 23 /05 /mai /2011 21:30

S-band radars produced for U.S. Navy
TEWKSBURY, Mass., May 23 (UPI) The Raytheon Co. has produced the first group of S-band transmit/receive modules for the U.S. Navy's Air and Missile Defense Radar program. The modules have been thoroughly tested and proved to meet or exceed all AMDR performance...
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23 mai 2011 1 23 /05 /mai /2011 21:30

Weapons bay doors delivered for new UAV
ROME, May 23 (UPI) Alenia Aeronautica of Italy has delivered weapons bay doors and operating systems to Dassault Aviation for a new unmanned combat aerial vehicle. The nEUROn technology demonstrator UCAV is undergoing final assembly at Dassault's facility...
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23 mai 2011 1 23 /05 /mai /2011 21:30

New intel system moves forward
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 23 (UPI) A U.S.-made intelligence system enabling warfighters to use handheld computers to obtain full-motion, geo-registered video intelligence is closer to deployment. The move forward was achieved during a field exercise by...
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