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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 17:30

China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan conduct joint anti-terror drill
2011-05-07 (China Military News cited from Xinhua) China, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, all member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Friday conducted a joint anti-terror drill in Kashi of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region....
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 17:30

Afghans Will be Ready to Take up the IED Challenge by 2014 Says ISAF
LONDON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire Ahead of the annual Counter IED conference in London this June, the ISAF Counter-IED (improvised explosive device) Chief of Staff has stated that he is confident that Afghan forces will be both trained and equipped to a...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 17:30

First in service photo of H-6K, "god of war, with a small g"
May 06, 2011 CHINA DEFENSE BLOG It appears that the PLAAF's latest ALCM carrier, the H-6K, has finally entered service with the 8th Bomber Division. Each H-6K is powered by a pair of Russian D-30KP-2 designed to carry up to 6 CL-10 ALCM, a major improvement...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 12:30

Investigation reveals Boeing overcharged US Army on Chinook parts
CH-47 Chinook, US Army 06/05/11 By Stephen Trimble Flight International Boeing overcharged the US Army by $13 million on a sample of 18 high-dollar parts for the CH-47 Chinook, according to a military investigation. The full report on Boeing's charges...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 12:30

KAI steps up T-50 pitch to Israel
06/05/11 By Arie Egozi Flight International As the final selection of an advanced jet trainer for the Israeli air force approaches, the contenders are stepping up their efforts to secure the deal. Korea Aerospace Industries, which is offering its T-50,...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 12:30

Défense. La lutte sous-marine est «unjeu de patience»
7 mai 2011 - Karine Joncqueur / LeTelegramme Ils seront 1.500marins, français et étrangers dans les rues de Brest, ce week-end. En permission pour deux jours avant une manoeuvre navale Spontex 11. Un entraînement multinational de lutte anti-sous- marine...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 12:30

China conducts test flight of "V750" pilotless helicopter in Weifang, Shandong
Photo taken on May 7, 2011 shows the "V750" pilotless helicopter during a test flight in Weifang of east China's Shandong Province. The 757 kilogramme helicopter has a maximum load capacity of 80 kilogramme. The V750 helicopter, with a max speed of 161...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 12:30

Lockheed Martin delivers 2,000th Symphony system
photo lockheedmartin.com May 06, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP - Source: Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin recently delivered its 2,000th Symphony jamming system to help protect allied convoys and soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq from the threat of remotely-detonated...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 12:30

What's Behind the F-22s Being Grounded?
May 6 2011 By David Pugliese - Defence Watch ABC News in the U.S. is reporting that the U.S. Air Force fleet of F-22 fighter jets, "which has never seen combat despite costing the U.S. government nearly $80 billion, has now been grounded indefinitely."...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 11:30

Kamikaze UAV Breaks The Bank
May 6, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Last year, the U.S. Army bought ten Switchblade UAVs for testing and evaluation. The tests were successful, and now the army wants to buy and deploy them. The only problem is tight budgets and the cost of this one-use system....
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 11:30

BAE lands Australian flight training deal
CANBERRA, Australia, May 6 (UPI) BAE Systems won an interim basic flying training contract for the Australian military's flight school in Tamworth, New South Wales. Under the six-year, performance-based contract, with six one-year extension options, BAE...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 08:30

HMS Diamond joins the fleet
HMS Diamond, the Royal Navy's third Daring Class destroyer to be built by BAE Systems in Govan [Picture: LA(Phot) Nick Crusham, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011] 6 May 11 UK MoD The latest of the Royal Navy's new Type 45 air defence destroyers has been formally...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Exclusive: Northrop Unveils Firebird MALE Aircraft
May 6, 2011 By Amy Butler- AviationWeek.com Washington Northrop Grumman is planning to publicly unveil its secret Firebird aircraft later this month at the Pentagon’s Empire Challenge, an exercise designed to demonstrate intelligence, surveillance and...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Broadband Highway for Israeli BMS
May 6, 2011 By Tamir Eshel DEFENSE UPDATE The IDF has begun integrating high capacity IP data networking in Merkava armored battalions operating Battle Management Systems (BMS) systems. Both systems were developed by Elbit Systems. The new wirelsess communications...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Laser Guided Bombs vs Geo-Targeted Weapons
May 6, 2011 By Tamir Eshel DEFENSE UPDATE Laser guided bombs employ guidance kits enabling the bomb to home in on laser spots illuminating the target, designated by the launching aircraft or by other platform, ground designator. The laser guided bombs...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Rafael’s SPICE Guided Weapon
The Israel Air Force is already operating the Spice 2000 weapon, carrying the Mk84 1 ton pound warhead (2,000 pounds). Photo: Rafael May 6, 2011By Tamir Eshel DEFENSE UPDATE Providing a fully autonomous navigation and precision-strike capability, Spice-2000...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Mistral talks stumble over sensitive technology
MOSCOW, May 6 (RIA Novosti) Talks between Russia and France on the purchase of Mistral class helicopter carriers have come to a dead end over Russia's demands on the transfer and licensed production of sensitive electronics, a Russian defense industry...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Pratt & Whitney Delivers First F135 Engine for Low Rate Initial Production Lot 3
May 6, 2011 defpro.com EAST HARTFORD, Conn. | Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first F135 engine for low rate initial production (LRIP) 3 to the U.S. Government for the F-35 Lightning II program. F135 engines in LRIP 3 meet established affordability...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Patriot Versus MEADS: Time To Call In GAO
May 6, 2011 defpro.com You'd think that after spending a decade adapting to threats like improvised explosive devices, the U.S. Army would be a little more imaginative about what kinds of challenges future enemies might pose. Well, no such luck. Having...
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6 mai 2011 5 06 /05 /mai /2011 22:30

Presidential Helicopter Recompete May Show that Pentagon Finally has the Acquisition Process Right
May 6, 2011defpro.com In April, 2009 as part of his effort to change the culture in the Department of Defense, Secretary Robert Gates cancelled the competition for the VH-71, a new presidential helicopter. The preceding competition produced a vehicle...
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6 mai 2011 5 06 /05 /mai /2011 22:30

AERO Vodochody supplied the 30th centre wing box for C-27J Spartan
The C-27J Spartan tactical military cargo aircraft. (Photo: Alenia Aeronautica) May 6, 2011defpro.com AERO Vodochody delivered at a small ceremony the 30th complete center wing box for the C-27J Spartan tactical military cargo aircraft at the presence...
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6 mai 2011 5 06 /05 /mai /2011 22:30

Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon Emerge Favorites in Air Force M-MRCA Deal
2011-05-06 INDIA DEFENCE In the past week, a number of mainstream and defense / military specific media sources revealed that the French Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets have made the shortlist while the American Boeing F/A-18 Super...
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6 mai 2011 5 06 /05 /mai /2011 21:00

Feature: Some thoughts on effective but non-lethal crowd control
06 May 2011 by Colonel David Peddle (Ret)* – defenseWeb The first sight of a riotous mob can be very intimidating for the inexperienced and ill-prepared policeman filled as his mind is with the law and its implications for him, never mind if he does not...
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6 mai 2011 5 06 /05 /mai /2011 21:00

Reserve Tanker Crew First Operational Crew to Refuel F-35
A US Air Force Reserve KC-135R carried out the first in-flight refueling of an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, as testing of the new aircraft advances. (USAF photo) May 6, 2011 – defense-aerospace.com (Source: U.S Air Force; issued May 5, 2011) SEYMOUR JOHNSON...
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6 mai 2011 5 06 /05 /mai /2011 21:00

US to Build ISR Complex in Afghanistan
source globalsecurity.org May 6, 2011 – defense-aerospace.com (Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued May 5, 2011) Contrack International, Inc., McLean, Va., was awarded on April 29 a $34,109,701 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for...
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