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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 21:45

To-Date Costs of Libya Strikes: $550M
A Harrier jet aircraft assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps’ 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit returns to the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge for fuel and ammunition resupply on March 21 while conducting air strikes in Libya. (Lance Cpl. Michael S. Lockett...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 21:45

French Pilots Test Their Nerve Over Libya
source PA Charles de Gaulle Mar 29, 2011 By Elizabeth Pineau/Reuters - AviationWeek.com ABOARD AIRCRAFT CARRIER CHARLES DE GAULLE, March 29 (Reuters) - Thrust into a hastily planned campaign in Libya, some French fighter pilots on the Charles de Gaulle...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 21:45

MEP Urges Revised Funding in EU Military Ops
29 Mar 2011 By JULIAN HALE DefenseNews BRUSSELS - European Union Parliamentarian Roberto Gualtieri wants more funding for EU military operations to come from an EU common budget called the Athena mechanism. His call is one of many in a wide-ranging report...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 21:30

In Six Weeks, Turkey Will Choose Future Utility Copter
29 Mar 2011 BY UMIT ENGINSOY AND BURAK EGE BEKDIL DefenseNews ANKARA - Turkey is planning to select its new utility helicopter type within four to six weeks, after a final round of negotiations with two rival manufacturers: the U.S.' Sikorsky Aircraft...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 21:30

Paris prêt à parler de livraisons d'armes aux insurgés libyens
LONDRES, 29 mars (Reuters) La France est prête à parler avec ses partenaires de la coalition euro-américano-arabe de la fourniture éventuelle d'armes aux insurgés libyens qui luttent contre Mouammar Kadhafi, a déclaré mardi Alain Juppé. Le ministre français...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 21:30

Les programmes de modernisation vont galvaniser le marché français de la défense terrestre
NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Paris, France, 29/03/2011 Selon une nouvelle étude de Frost & Sullivan intitulée "ROSM - Marché français de la défense terrestre", Le marché français de la défense terrestre a généré 973 millions d'euros en 2009 et devrait...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

China tests missile air defence system
PLA Air Force HQ-9 Surface-to-Air Missile 2011-03-29 (China Military News cited from PTI) Chinese military has conducted a drill to test its integrated air defence capability under the scenario of a massive air strike. The tests which were held last week...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

Flying into the void - RN night time helicopter operations in Afghanistan
March 28, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP It’s the middle of the night, a few thousand feet above the Helmand ‘Green Zone’. The moon is nowhere to be seen and it’s so dark that we can’t see the line of the horizon, let alone the ground, towards which we will shortly...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

Boeing receives USAF contract for additional C-130 modernization kits
March 29, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP Boeing today announced that it has been awarded a $31 million follow-on contract from the US Air Force for two more C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) kits. The agreement, part of a low-rate initial production (LRIP)...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

Lockheed Stresses New Interest in Meads
Mar 29, 2011 By Andrea Shalal-Esa/Reuters AviationWeek.com The international consortium developing the $3.4 billion Meads air and missile defense program for the U.S., Germany and Italy says it could sign on a fourth foreign partner by next year, according...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

Refurbished US Frigate Transferred to Pakistan Navy
March 29th, 2011 By US Defense Security Cooperation / DEFENSE TALK The Pakistani warship, the PNS Alamgir, officially departed from Naval Station Mayport after several months of refurbishment and the training of its personnel on 21 March. It is scheduled...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

Finmeccanica Announces the Merger of Elsag Datamat and SELEX Communications
March 28, 2011 Finmeccanica - defense-aerospace.com Finmeccanica’s Board of Directors, meeting in Rome today, has decided to initiate the merger of Elsag Datamat and SELEX Communications. The transaction is in line with the company’s plan, launched in...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

2,000 TOW ITAS Traversing Units Already Delivered
March 28, 2011 Namsa News - defense-aerospace.com On 14th March 2011, a ceremony was held in the NAMSA Rockets, Missiles, UAS, Combat Vehicles (LM) Workshop to mark the completion delivery of the 2000th TOW ITAS Traversing Units. (TOW = Tube-launched...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

Germany investigates what caused Eurofighter to drop fuel tanks
© Geoffrey Lee/Eurofighter 29/03/11 By Michael Gubisch Flight International A German air force Eurofighter lost two 1,000 litre (265USgal) underwing fuel tanks during a routine training flight over the southern state of Bavaria on 28 March. The two tanks...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

Raytheon Names Mark Kula Vice President of Tactical Airborne Systems
El SEGUNDO, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ Mark Kula has been named vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems for Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Space and Airborne Systems business, with headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. Kula joins Raytheon with...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 17:30

UAV market set to double
29/03/11 By Dan Thisdell Flight International While few would dispute that unmanned air systems have transformed military aviation during the past decade, it is looking increasingly certain that the coming 10 years will see huge change in unmanned air...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 17:30

Northrop Grumman Awarded Production Contract to Supply Bridge and Navigation Suite for Next-Generation U.K. Aircraft Carriers
LONDON – March 29, 2011 Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has signed a full production contract for the Integrated Navigation Bridge System (INBS) for the U.K. Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC)...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 17:30

EADS Cassidian revoit son fonctionnement
29 mars 2011 par Guillaume Lecompte-Boinet USINE NOUVELLE Face à la nouvelle donne budgétaire en Europe, la branche défense d'EADS est obligée de remettre à plat toute son organisation. L'occasion pour l'entreprise de s'éloigner d'une certaine logique...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 17:30

Singapore and Indian Armies Conduct Armour Exercise
March 29, 2011 DEFPRO.COM The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Indian Army conducted the seventh bilateral armour exercise, codenamed Exercise Bold Kurukshetra, from 1 to 29 Mar 2011. Held at the Babina Field Firing Range in central India, more than...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 17:30

Goodrich Electronic Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver two upgraded SYERS to USAF
March 29, 2011 by PoADU Goodrich Electronic Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver two upgraded SYERS (Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance Sensors) multi-spectral sensors to the United States Air Force (USAF) for use on the U-2 reconnaissance...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 17:30

Russia to move Navy HQ to St. Petersburg by 2012
MOSCOW, March 29 (RIA Novosti) The transfer of Russia's Navy Main Headquarters from Moscow to St. Petersburg will be completed in early 2012, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. "The Navy Main Headquarters will be moved from Moscow to St. Petersburg...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 17:30

FLIR Wins Multimillion Dollar Sub-Contract with NGC
ASDNews: Mar 29, 2011 Portland, OR - FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR), announced today that it has secured a multimillion dollar sub-contract with Northrop Grumman. As part of this contract, FLIR has developed a new medium-range ground-based radar designed...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 17:30

Cobham Wins GBP18 M for Eurofighter Tranche 3A Defensive Aids
Source www.eurofighter.com ASDNews: Mar 29, 2011 Wimborne, United Kingdom - Cobham will provide Chaff and Flare Defensive Aids Systems for the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet Tranche 3A programme, under a contract worth more than GBP18m (approximately...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 17:30

MoD Renews BATUS Targetry With Meggitt
Source MoD ASDNews: Mar 29, 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Meggitt Training Systems a GBP10M ($16M) contract to meet an enhanced targetry requirement for the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Alberta, Canada. This is the Army's...
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29 mars 2011 2 29 /03 /mars /2011 17:30

European Air Transport Fleet observers attend a Belgium flying exercise in Portugal
Brussels, 29 March 2011, News EDA Belgium is organising a flying exercise national block training period between 21 March and 15 April in Portugal. This training block is running in parallel with the Portuguese exercise “REAL THAW 11”. The major objectives...
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