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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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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 12:45

AIA Disappointed in U.S. Defense Budget Agreement
April 18, 2011 defpro.com ARLINGTON, Va. | The Aerospace Industries Association is disappointed that the recent budget agreement cuts defense programs more deeply than the levels recommended by U.S. Defense Secretary Gates. "The budget agreement slashes...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 12:30

Indonesia Receives Two Warships from Brunei
KRI Salawaku 642 dan KRI Badau 643 (photo : TNI AL) 18 April 2011 DEFENSE STUDIES PONTIANAK, KOMPAS.com - Indonesia has received two warships, "KRI Salawaku 642" and "KRI Badau 643" from Brunei Darussalam under a grant, which will join the West Fleet...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 12:30

Pakistan produces its first tank gun
April 18, 2011 DECCAN CHRONICLE Pakistan's first locally-produced tank gun is ready to be fitted for its Main Battle Tanks (MBT), a media report said. Dawn Monday said that the tank gun is ready to be delivered to the Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) for...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 12:30

NGV Tech to Seal Naval Vessels Deal This Week (Malaysia)
2 new training ships will join together KD Hang Tuah as a training ship for TLDM (photo : KLSReview) 18 April 2011 DEFENSE STUDIES KUALA LANGAT: Shipbuilder NGV Tech Sdn Bhd will secure a contract this week to build two 75m naval ships for the Ministry...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 12:30

Bell Helicopter AH-1Z Earns Navy Initial Operating Capability designation ahead of schedule
ASDNews: Apr 18, 2011 Fort Worth, TX - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the U.S. Marine Corps' newest attack helicopter, the AH-1Z Cobra, achieved Initial Operating Capability ahead of schedule in February. "The...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 11:30

Acoustic Device Countermeasure contract awarded to Bluefin Robotics
April 18, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP Bluefin Robotics, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), is being awarded a subcontract from Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems, Inc., the world leader in expendable acoustic countermeasures...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 11:30

LockMart To Respond To Joint Air-To-Ground Missile Request
Apr 18, 2011 Orlando FL (SPX) Lockheed Martin says it will respond to the government's Request for Proposal (RFP) for the next phases for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command issued the RFP for Engineering...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 11:30

National Strategy For Trusted Identities In Cyberspace Announcement
Apr 18, 2011 Washington DC (SPX) A newly developed Cross-Sector Digital Identity Initiative - led by Northrop Grumman, Microsoft, CA Technologies, and CertiPath - has been demonstrated as a "Proof of Concept" for the administration's announcement of the...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 11:30

Innovative Counter-Terror Search Technology
Apr 18, 2011 London, UK (SPX) Cambridge Consultants has unveiled 'Sprint', a prototype handheld device which provides a 3D image of objects embedded within walls or floors. Based on Cambridge Consultants' proven short range radar expertise, Sprint enables...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 11:30

Next Gen Helicopter Operations Surveillance System (HOSS) Camera Comes To US Navy
source spacedaily.com Apr 18, 2011Kongsberg, Norway (SPX) Following extensive product development and factory and sea trials, Kongsberg Maritime have successfully delivered the first of its new generation of innovative ultra low light cameras to the US...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 11:30

Israel to move army commands to Negev
April 18th, 2011 by DEFENCE TALK – AFP Israel's government on Sunday approved a plan to move key military installations to the Negev desert, in a bid to boost development in its arid south and free up valuable land in the centre. "Not to exaggerate its...
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18 avril 2011 1 18 /04 /avril /2011 08:00

War In Afghanistan News 18 Apr 2011
War in Afghanistan News reports provided by ISAF Joint Command. Operations are reported in the following provinces: Sar-e Pul, Baghlan, Helmand and Kandahar.
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