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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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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 00:18

War In Afghanistan News 13 Mar 2011
by MsMarti - on Sunday, March 13, 2011 News reports provided by ISAF Joint Command. Operations are reported in the following provinces: Helmand, Khost, Baghlan, Kandahar and Nangarhar.
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 00:10

India, Russia spar over BrahMos missile air version
New Delhi, March 12, 2011 Hindustan Times The India-Russia plan to fit the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on their Sukhoi aircraft is in trouble with the two sides sparring over who will foot the bill to modify the fighter jet's design. The shadow...
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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 00:06

Les réacteurs des sous-marins nucléaires britanniques ne sont pas sûrs
10 mars 2011 Par Rédacteur en chef. LE PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Des experts du ministère britannique de la défense avertissent contre de possibles fuites radioactives potentiellement mortelles. Les réacteurs nucléaires embarqués à bord des sous-marins...
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13 mars 2011 7 13 /03 /mars /2011 23:58

La décision de déplacer à St Pétersbourg l’état-major de la marine russe n’a pas encore été prise
11 mars 2011 Par Rédacteur en chef. LE PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS La décision de transférer l’état-major de la marine russe de Moscou à St-pétersbourg n’a pas été prise pour l’instant. Les 2 possibilités sont à l’étude : soit l’état-major reste à Moscou,...
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13 mars 2011 7 13 /03 /mars /2011 23:55

Tsunami : 2 sous-marins américains rompent leurs amarres dans le port de Guam
12 mars 2011 Par Rédacteur en chef. LE PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Vendredi, vers 20 heures (heure locale), les sous-marins nucléaires USS Houston et USS Corpus Christi ont rompu leurs amarres dans le port de Guam à cause du tsunami. Des remorqueurs ont rapidement...
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13 mars 2011 7 13 /03 /mars /2011 23:46

Cascade Aerospace Works on First Canadian C-130J.
Mar 13 2011 By Dave Pugliese / Defence Watch Cascade Aerospace recently announced that it had worked on its first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. According to its press release it delivered the plane to prime contractor Lockheed Martin, the OEM responsible...
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13 mars 2011 7 13 /03 /mars /2011 23:42

F-35 Testing Halted After In-Flight Generator Failures
Mar 12 2011 By Dave Pugliese / Defence Watch From the Star-Telegram’s (Fort Worth, TX) site: The Pentagon's Joint Strike Fighter program office has suspended test flights of the next generation combat aircraft after a test aircraft suffered an in-flight...
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