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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:30

European Project Perseus to Develop and Test Maritime Surveillance System in the EU has Started
source indracompany.com The new solution will integrate existing national and trans-national systems and incorporate cutting-edge technologies April 18, 2011 defpro.com Madrid | The Perseus project (Protection of European BoRders and Seas through the...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:30

General Dynamics Awarded $33 Million for 30mm PGU-13 Cartridges
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $32.5 million contract for 30mm ammunition by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Rock...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:30

Navantia Submits Offer to Brazilian Navy for New Ships
April 18, 2011 - defense-aerospace.com The Presentation to the Brazilian Navy Took Place on April 11 and Has the Full Support of the Spanish Government (Source: Navantia; dated April 13, web-posted April 15, 2011) (Issued in Spanish only; unofficial translation...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:30

U.S. to Test New UGVs in Afghanistan
source lockheedmartin.com April 18, 2011 - defense-aerospace.com (Source: Forecast International; issued April 14, 2011) ARLINGTON, Va. --- The United States will soon send a new type of robotic vehicle to Afghanistan. The unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:30

Airbus Military A330 MRTT for RAF visits UK
source a330mrtt.com April 18, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP The Airbus Military A330 MRTT Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) for the Royal Air Force is today visiting the United Kingdom for the first time. The aircraft, one of two now flying following their...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:30

MH-53E Sea Dragon
ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 13, 2011) An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the Blackhawks of Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM) 15 prepares to land aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is underway...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:30

Where Looks CAN Kill – JTACs & TACPs
Source French MoD April 18, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE The U.S. Air Force is automating its air controllers with wearable computers, and eyeglasses with built in computer screens. The air controllers are JTACs (Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, who call in...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:30

Cheap And Effective Make A Comeback
source irobot.com April 18, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE After a two year lull in orders, the U.S. Department of Defense is now scrambling to expand its UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) fleet again. These are the small, remote controlled, robots used to check out...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:30

Chinese Carrier Defenses Installed
Source THE "RISING SEA DRAGON IN ASIA" - Jeff Head April 18, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE The new Chinese aircraft carried, the Shi Lang (formerly Varyag) has had its first weapons installed. These were easily identified as FL-3000N anti-missile systems. These...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:30

Israeli jet trainer contest heats up
18/04/11 By Arie Egozi Flight International A request for proposals for the selection of a new advanced jet trainer for the Israeli air force will be issued "this summer", with a final selection expected in early 2012. The Alenia Aermacchi M-346 and Korea...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:00

French Army selects Thales to provide support for most of its radio-controlled IED jammers deployed in operations
18 April 2011 Thales press release Thales has been selected by the French Army to assure through-life support of a sizeable proportion of its radio-controlled IED* jammers deployed in external theatres of operation. This contract confirms Thales’s positioning...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:00

Focus sur la Base de Palmahim : base de lancement des satellites et missiles balistiques israëliens
18 avril 2011 Par Dominique Bourra - CEO NanoJV - IsraëlValley Le journal Haaretz a braqué le projecteur sur la base de Palmahim au sud de Ness Ziona. Le saint des saints des satellites et des missiles balistiques israéliens. C’est très précisément l’unité...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:00

Defence Force Deploys LAVs to Bamyan
source army.mil.nz ASDNews: Apr 18, 2011 The New Zealand Defence Force has deployed Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) to Bamyan Province in Afghanistan to support the Provincial Reconstruction Team. "The vehicles bring us the capability we need to keep our...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:00

Dutch MoD Details Harsh Cutbacks
Photo: Przemyslaw "Blueshade" Idzkiewicz. April 18, 2011 - defense-aerospace.com (Source: Netherlands Ministry of Defence; issued April 15, 2011) The Defence organisation has been hit hard by the cutbacks announced today by Minister Hans Hillen. The following...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:00

Bell flies OH-58 with new engine
18/04/11 By Stephen Trimble Flight International Bell Helicopter has completed first flight of a re-engined OH-58F Kiowa Warrior designed to meet the US Army's new requirements for a more powerful scout helicopter. The internally funded OH-58 Block II...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 17:00

India wary of China's naval bases in Africa
2011-04-18 (China Military News cited from rtn.asia) India looked with suspicion at China's establishment of Naval bases along the African coast in the name of fighting pirates, and felt the US climbdown over the USS 'Impeccable' incident of 2008 was...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 16:55

EADS North America conducts flight demonstrations of its Armed Aerial Scout 72X Technical Demonstration Aircraft
source armedscout.com Arlington, Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee, 18 April 2011 EADS press release EADS North America this week is conducting flight demonstrations of its company-funded Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) helicopter at the Nashville International...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 16:50

European defence industry rings alarm bell, calls for increased R&T effort, strengthened cooperation
April 18, 2011 defpro.com Brussels | Domingo Ureña-Raso, President of ASD (the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe) and Head of Airbus Military, sent a ‘wake-up call’ to European policymakers today in Brussels. Speaking on the occasion...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 16:45

LIBYA: Harrier retirement was unavoidable, says RAF chief
Source The Sun - Flight International 18/04/11 By Craig Hoyle Flight International Debate has escalated over the UK government's controversial decision to retire its last BAE Systems Harrier GR9 ground-attack aircraft late last year, with the Royal Air...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 16:45

Ms. Arnould attends the European Security and Defence Assembly’s last session
Source French MoD Brussels, 18 April 2011, EDA News Ms. Claude-France Arnould will attend the European Security and Defence Assembly’s 60th and final session, on Monday 9 May - a symbolic day for Europe. In a letter addressed by the Secretary-General...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 13:00

UK MoD - Image of the Day: 18 April 2011
Ten of the Royal Navy’s P2000 patrol vessels took to the seas on Friday 15 April 2011 for one of the largest squadron exercises and manoeuvres in 25 years. The ships left Portsmouth Naval base in a tight formation and once in open water started a series...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 13:00

Drone strikes herald 'Terminator-like reality', MoD warns
18 Apr 2011 THE TELEGRAPH The increasing use of unmanned aircraft in war zones requires Britain to develop a policy on what constitutes “acceptable machine behaviour,” warns a Ministry of Defence study. The use of drones to attack enemy targets could...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 13:00

Bold Monarch 2011: exercices russo-otaniens de sauvetage de sous-marins
MOSCOU, 18 avril - RIA Novosti Des navires russes et otaniens prendront part aux exercices conjoints de sauvetage de sous-marins, Bold Monarch, qui se dérouleront au large de l'Espagne du 28 mai au 9 juin, a annoncé lundi à RIA Novosti, un responsable...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 13:00

Small Businesses Seek to Strengthen U.S. Navy Technology
April 18, 2011 defpro.com By Dave Nystrom, Office of Naval Research Public Affairs / NNS ARLINGTON | More than 700 attendees joined the U.S. Navy's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) team to seek out entrepreneurial...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 13:00

Fluor Turner Joint Venture to Support UK Ministry of Defence in Afghanistan
April 18, 2011 defpro.com IRVING, Texas & LONDON | Fluor Corporation announced that the company and Turner Facilities Management Ltd of Scotland have formed a joint venture to execute current work and pursue additional contracts in infrastructure support...
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