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5 mars 2011 6 05 /03 /mars /2011 14:31

First MC-130J training program takes flight
March 3rd, 2011By Air Force News Agency / defencetalk.com As the first MC-130J Combat Shadow II rolled off the Lockheed Martin factory line, a training flight class recently conducted sorties in preparation for transition to the new airframe. The Air...
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5 mars 2011 6 05 /03 /mars /2011 14:22

Austrian Soldier Convicted for Passing Eurocopter Secrets to Russia
March 3rd, 2011By German Radio / defencetalk.com An Austrian soldier has been convicted of spying for the Russian secret service, handing over secret information on military and civilian helicopters. The court has sentenced him to a one-year suspended...
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5 mars 2011 6 05 /03 /mars /2011 14:15

Details of RAF Redundancy Scheme Announced
March 3rd, 2011By UK Ministry of Defence / defencetalk.com The RAF is the first of the three Armed Services to release the details of their redundancy programs. The Army and the Royal Navy are expected to release similar details at the beginning of April...
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5 mars 2011 6 05 /03 /mars /2011 13:49

Further Thai Gripen Pilots to be Trained in Sweden
RTAF's JAS-39 Gripen C/D (photo : Sorasakus Maximus) March 4th, 2011 DEFENSE STUDIES While the Royal Thai Air Force was receiving the first part delivery of its Gripen Fighters, six Thai pilots arrived in Sweden to receive their Gripen training. This...
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5 mars 2011 6 05 /03 /mars /2011 13:00

Myanmar Allocates 1/4 of New Budget to Military
March 4th, 2011 DEFENSE STUDIES YANGON, Myanmar - Nearly one-quarter of Myanmar's new national budget will go to defense, an official publication reported Tuesday, following an election that was supposed to hand power to a civilian government after decades...
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5 mars 2011 6 05 /03 /mars /2011 13:00

OSI Geospatial Signs Contract to Supply New Zealand Navy with Integrated Bridge System
ECPINS® W is a Warship Navigation Systems with NATO standard (photo : OSI Geospatial) March 3rd, 2011 DEFENSE STUDIES Ottawa, Canada - OSI Geospatial Inc. (TSX Venture: OSI) announced today that it has signed a contract valued at approximately $2 million...
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5 mars 2011 6 05 /03 /mars /2011 13:00

Searcher UAV will be Replaced by Heron I (Singapore)
March 3rd, 2011 DEFENSE STUDIES The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will be taking delivery of the Heron 1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), a medium altitude UAV, in 2011 to replace the Searcher-class UAV that has been in service in the Singapore...
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5 mars 2011 6 05 /03 /mars /2011 13:00

Eurocopter Makes a Grand Entrance at the 2011 Avalon Air Show
March 3rd, 2011 by Eurocopter / defencetalk.com A total of seven helicopters will be at Avalon, ranging in size from the smallest family member, the Eurocopter EC120B Colibri, to the largest, the world’s most advanced military helicopter in the 10 tonne...
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5 mars 2011 6 05 /03 /mars /2011 13:00

BAE Successfully Completed Testing of Modifications CT4B Airtrainers
Dynamic testing of a CT-4 airframe (photo : Australian Aviation) 2011, 03 March DEFENSE STUDIES BAE Systems has announced the successful completion of testing of modifications it has developed for the CT-4B Airtrainers it operates for the ADF’s Basic...
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5 mars 2011 6 05 /03 /mars /2011 13:00

Oxley Secures Lighting Contract for Foxhound
03 March 2011 airforce-technology.com Oxley Developments has been selected to supply its innovative, dual-mode LED lighting to illuminate the crew quarters in Foxhound, the new British armed forces patrol vehicle. Foxhound is the British army name for...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 23:30

Matériels de guerre : « Les Russes sont des praticiens de la realpolitik. »
Entretien avec Philippe Migault - Matériels de guerre : « Les Russes sont des praticiens de la realpolitik. » 4 mars 2011 - www.affaires-strategiques.info Philippe Migault est chercheur à l’IRIS, spécialiste de l’industrie de l’armement russe. Il revient...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 23:30

Ravitailleurs : EADS ne va pas contester le choix du Pentagone
Les KC-135 de l'US Air Force seront remplacés par les 767 de Boeing.AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais 04.03.11 LEMONDE.FR Il n'y aura pas de nouvelle bataille dans la guerre des ravitailleurs de l'US Air Force. Le groupe européen EADS, qui a perdu la semaine...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 23:30

EADS North America won’t protest Air Force tanker award to Boeing
March 4, 2011by Aubrey Cohen - blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace EADS North America will not protest the U.S. Air Force’s award of its aerial refueling tanker contract to rival Boeing, company executives said Friday. “After meeting with the Air Force and the...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 23:30

EADS plans to concede Air Force tanker defeat (Reuters)
March 3, 2011 by Aubrey Cohen / seattlepi.com EADS North America could announce as soon as Friday that it won’t protest the U.S. Air Force’s award of its $35 billion aerial refueling tanker contract to rival Boeing, Reuters reported Thursday. “Most likely...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 23:00

Le budget chinois de la Défense en hausse de 12,7%
PEKIN, 4 mars (Reuters) Le budget militaire officiel de la Chine progressera de 12,7% en 2011 pour atteindre 601,1 milliards de yuans (91,5 milliards de dollars), a annoncé vendredi Li Zhaoxing, porte-parole du parlement. Le retour à la croissance à deux...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 23:00

Northrop Grumman Submits Final Proposal Revision for Missile Defense Agency's Next Generation Aegis Missile
Source Defense Update HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced it has submitted its final proposal revision for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Next Generation Aegis Missile (NGAM)...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 23:00

MBDA reste serein sur la vente de missiles à la Libye
© D.R. - MBDA Le 03 mars 2011 par Guillaume Lecompte-Boinet L'USINE NOUVELLE Le missilier européen, filiale d'EADS, BAE Systems et Finmeccanica, est sous le feu des critiques. Son contrat pour la vente de missile Milan à la Libye est revenu sur le devant...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 23:00

Nexter : un programme d'offres blindées "modulaires" en préparation.
Nexter va faire des blindés low cost Le 04 mars 2011 par Guillaume Lecompte-Boinet L'USINE NOUVELLE Le fabricant du char Leclerc et du véhicule blindé de l'infanterie française VBCI, bousculé par les pays émergents, est trop cher et ses produits parfois...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

BAE Systems punts for Hoefyster
04 March 2011 by Leon Engelbrecht defenseWeb BAE Systems says the government should reconsider its options for Project Hoefyster, the South African Army's quest for a new-generation infantry fighting vehicle. The company,'s Land Systems SA (LSSA) unit,...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

Naval acquisitions to start in 2013
04 March 2011 by Leon Engelbrecht The National Treasury will fund the acquisition of new ships for the South African Navy from the 2013/14 financial ycar. The parsimonious keeper of the national purse says in its Estimates of National Expenditure, released...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

Carl Zeiss unveils revolutionary eyesafe laser rangefinder for ultra-compact sighting systems
01 March 2011 Press release issued by Carl Zeiss Optronics Carl Zeiss Optronics introduces the LP17D, its most compact high-performance eyesafe laser rangefinder to date for range finding in observation system applications. The LP17D is the latest innovation...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

U.S. Navy Seeks New Landing Craft Proposals
3 Mar 2011 By CHRISTOPHER P. CAVAS DefenseNews A solicitation for Ship-to-Shore-Connector (SSC) landing craft was issued March 1 by the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The request for proposals begins the process of building a replacement...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

Finmeccanica Eyes Sell-off of Some DRS Units
3 Mar 2011 By TOM KINGTON DefenseNews ROME - Three years after acquiring U.S. defense electronics firm DRS, Italy's Finmeccanica is planning to sell off some DRS units with total revenue of up to $800 million, managers said March 3. The selloff at DRS,...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

Mise en service du système de sauvetage d’équipages de sous-marins
04/03/2011 par defense.gouv.fr Le 4 mars 2011, les marines française, britannique et norvégienne admettent au service actif le Nato Submarine Rescue System -NSRS- , un système de sauvetage d’équipages de sous-marins en détresse. Le NSRS est le premier...
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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 18:30

SA did sell arms to Libya: NCACC
28 February 2011 by defenceWeb The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has confirmed South Africa has lawfully sold weapons to Libya, but declined to specify what, citing contractual commercial confidentiality. The body adds that there...
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