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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

Russia to prioritize modern weaponry in new arms acquisition program
MOSCOW, March 11 (RIA Novosti) Russia will focus on purchases of advanced weaponry in a new state arms procurement program until 2020, First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin said. "The state arms procurement program until 2020 prioritizes the...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

Panhard: Moscou négocie l'achat de 500 véhicules blindés légers
MOSCOU, 11 mars - RIA Novosti Le groupe français Panhard et la Russie négocient à un stade avancé l'achat de 500 véhicules blindés légers (VBL), le groupe comptant signer le contrat d'ici quelques mois, annonce vendredi le Centre d'analyse du commerce...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

US gives thumbs up to Russian choppers for Afghan army
11 March, 2011, RUSSIA TODAY Moscow will conclude a deal to sell choppers to Afghanistan with the US rather than NATO despite previous plans. The deal involving 24 helicopters has been already agreed on and could be concluded by April, the Russian daily,...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

Russia blasts US for pushing to deploy missile defense in Poland
05 March, 2011, RUSSIA TODAY Moscow has demanded an explanation from the US about its plans to station an air force base with F-16 fighters and build a missile defense system in Poland. US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has confirmed Washington’s intention...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

Dressed To Kill
March 11, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Five years ago, Germany began developing a high-tech ensemble of weapons and equipment for their infantry. This rapidly evolved into Infanterist der Zukunft (“Infantryman Of The Future”), or IdZ for short. Germany had noted...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

Chinese Little Big Boat
March 11, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Four years ago, China appeared to be introducing a new Type 022 (sometimes called 2208) patrol boat. The design is similar to the U.S. LCS (Littoral Combat Ship), but much smaller (220 tons and 40 meters/123 feet long) and...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

The Mysterious And Much Anticipated J-19
March 11, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Despite the imminent arrival of its first two aircraft carriers, Chinese naval aviation will, for the rest of the decade, concentrate on land based bombers (armed with better anti-ship missiles) and patrol aircraft. The principal...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

Submarine : Taiwan Is Running Out Of Time
March 12, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Taiwan is running out of time to find replacements for its aging submarine force. Taiwan currently has four boats. Two are 70 year old American Guppy class subs. These are used only for training, and are increasingly difficult...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

What Were The Russians Doing?
March 13, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE On March 7th, a Russian military communications satellite, the Raduga 1-7, was detected moving within 3,000 meters of a South Korean weather-communications satellite (Cheollian). South Korea was unable to get the Russians...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

Pakistan Senate body declines funds for submarines purchase
March 12, 2011 THE NATION ISLAMABAD (Online) – The senate standing committee on defence and defence production has said that recommendations for buying submarines cannot be forwarded to the government due to economic crunch in the country. The committee...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

New suspension systems added to MRAPs, increase comfort and handling
1 3/11/2011 By Cpl. Salvador R. Moreno, I MEF MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — An independent suspension system was recently added to two vehicles in I Marine Expeditionary Headquarters Group’s fleet of vehicles, increasing terrain navigability...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

Tankers US: en attendant Boeing, Omega joue la pompe à essence volante
12.03.2011 par P. CHAPLEAU Lignes de Défense En attendant l'entrée en service des premiers KC-45 de Boeing, les forces aériennes US doivent recourir à une société privée pour maintenir leurs capacités de ravitaillement en vol à un niveau acceptable. Selon...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

MP5 Gets Replaced
March 8, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE India's Border Security Force is replacing 34,500 MP5 9mm machine pistols with the Beretta Mx4 9mm Storm Carbine. The Mx4 is a militarized version of the Cx4, which weighs 2.57 kg (5.75 pounds), unloaded. The Cx4 can use pistol...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

The Indian Cure For Ballistic Missiles
March 9, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE On March 6th, India successfully tested its anti-missile system, intercepting a ballistic missile fired from a mobile launcher. The AAD missile was fired from an island 70 kilometers off the coast. This was the sixth test...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

X-Ray Vision For The Infantry
March 10, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Five years after the first portable, wall penetrating, radar, went to Iraq, there have been several generations of more reliable and capable devices developed and shipped. The latest one is Prism, whose improvements largely...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

Predator Survives Cancellation
March 10, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE On March 3rd, the U.S. Air Force accepted its last MQ-1 Predator UAV, as the air force cancelled any future orders for the Predator. From now on, the larger MQ-9 Reaper will be the primary medium UAV for the air force. The...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

Spyders Swarm Singapore
March 10, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE Singapore is replacing its twelve British Rapier anti-aircraft missile systems with Israeli Spyder systems. Spyder is a mobile, short range system using, as many such systems do these days, air-to-air missiles. Spyder launchers...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 07:00

Fighter Squadron Taken Down By Earthquake
March 13, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE The recent earthquake and tsunami (tidal wave) in Japan did considerable damage to the Japanese Matsushima Air Base at Miyagi (on the northeast coast of the main island of Honshu.) While the quake itself (the most powerful...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 06:30

Turkey's FNSS, Deftech, inks deal for 257 ACV; SA to benefit?
07 March 2011 by defenceWeb Turkey's FNSS Savunma Sistemleri has signed an export agreement with Malaysian manufacturer DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies (Deftech) for the design, development, production and logistic support of 257 8x8 Pars (leopard) wheeled...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 06:30

A gendarmerie for South Africa ?
08 March 2011 by Leon Engelbrecht / defenceWeb South Africa should consider a gendarmerie for border policing, freeing both the military and the police to concentrate on their primary functions. That' the view of Institute for Security Studies peace missions...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 06:30

Components for 6th Airbus A400 to depart for Spain next month
10 March 2011 by by defenceWeb South African components for the sixth Airbus A400M will be shipped to Seville, Spain for final assembly onto the aircraft next month, Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) says. The South African company is contracted to provide...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 06:30

Carl Zeiss keeping SAAF recce capability flying
10 March 2011 by by Leon Engelbrecht / defenceWeb Centurion-based Carl Zeiss Optronics has been awarded a R1.5 million contract to maintain the South African Air Force's airborne tactical reconnaissance capability on the Cessna C208 Caravan aircraft....
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 05:44

War In Afghanistan News 14 Mar 2011
by MsMarti - on Monday, March 14, 2011 War in Afghanistan News reports provided by ISAF Joint Command. Operations are reported in the following provinces: Kandahar, Kunar, Helmand, Parwan, Kapisa and Paktiya.
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 02:18

Russia set to buy 500 combat vehicles from France
MOSCOW, March 11 (RIA Novosti) Russia is in talks with French military manufacturer Panhard on the purchase of 500 light armored vehicles for its border guards, a Russian military think-tank said on Friday. "Negotiations are being held on [the purchase...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 02:06

Australia's spy agency ASIO gets cyber wing
Sydney (AFP) March 11, 2011 Australia's spy agency ASIO has established a 'cyber' intelligence unit to counter possible terror attacks on computer systems from abroad, Attorney-General Robert McClelland said. McClelland revealed the group's existence...
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