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8 mai 2011 7 08 /05 /mai /2011 11:30

After Grounding Raptors, USAF Eyes Other Jets' Oxygen Systems
6 May 2011 By DAVE MAJUMDAR DefenseNews The U.S. Air Force, which on May 3 grounded its F-22 Raptors, has now identified which other aircraft might be affected by defective oxygen generators. Since at least November, the service has been investigating...
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8 mai 2011 7 08 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

ACOTA: les Américains intensifient leur assistance militaire à l'Afrique
07.05.2011 par P. CHAPLEAU Lignes de Défense Lentement et discrètement, les ministères américains de la Défense (DoD) et des Affaires étrangères (DoS) investissent le créneau qu'abandonne progressivement la France sur le continent africain: l'assistance...
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8 mai 2011 7 08 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Reasons for the bin Laden Helicopter Crash
May 7 2011 By David Pugliese - Defence Watch The Bloomberg news agency reporting that the Black Hawk helicopter carrying U.S. Navy SEALs to Osama Bin Laden’s hideout was “downed by an air vortex caused by unexpectedly warm air and the effect of a high...
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8 mai 2011 7 08 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Libye: des armes italiennes pour le CNT
07/05/2011 LeFigaro.fr AFP L'Italie va fournir "très bientôt" des armes aux insurgés libyens pour les aider à se défendre face aux forces fidèles au dirigeant Mouammar Kadhafi, qui ont infligé samedi de lourdes pertes à la rébellion dans l'ouest du pays....
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8 mai 2011 7 08 /05 /mai /2011 06:00

Lockheed Martin-Built Next Generation Missile Warning Satellite Launched Successfully
source space.skyrocket.de CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 7, 2011 /PRNewswire The first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 22:00

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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 19:00

Puma Resupply
5/7/2011 STRATEGY PAGE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 5, 2011) An SA-330J Puma helicopter, assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), prepares to lift cargo during a vertical replenishment with the multipurpose...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 18:30

Admirable Persistence : new camera system, Gorgon Stare
source danger room May 7, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Demonstrating admirable persistence, the U.S. Air Force has again put its new camera system, Gorgon Stare into service in Afghanistan, and reports indicate that it works this time. That has not been the case...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 18:00

AW130s From America To Egypt
May 7, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE As part of military aid to Egypt, the U.S. Army is buying two AW130 helicopters for the Egyptian Air Force. The two choppers will be built by Agusta Westland North America, in the United States, and cost $19 million each. AW139s...
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7 mai 2011 6 07 /05 /mai /2011 18:00

Vietnam Kilo 636 Submarine Technology More Advanced Than China Kilo 636 ?
Kilo 636 submarine (photo :Navalshow) 07 May, 2011 DEFENSE STUDIES Commentary Han Hoa Military Magazine in April, a leading source of military technology expert reputation in Moscow (Russia) said that under a bilateral agreement signed between Russia...
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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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