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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 21:29

EADS North America ‘evaluating’ Air Force tanker debriefing
February 28, 2011 by Aubrey Cohen seattlepi.com EADS North America is “evaluating” information from the Air Force about its choice of rival Boeing’s aerial refueling tanker in weighing a possible protest of the award, the company said Monday. “The EADS...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 21:27

India Hikes Defense Spending By 12 Percent
28 Feb 2011 AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE DefenseNews NEW DELHI - India, which has embarked on a major program to upgrade its military, announced a nearly 12 percent jump in defense spending to $36 billion in its annual budget on Feb. 28. Spending on the military...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 21:03

Commission Calls For Reduced Dependence On Wartime Contractors
28 Feb 2011 By SARAH CHACKO DefenseNews The Commission on Wartime Contracting is urging Defense Department leaders and Congress to reduce dependence on contractors, better manage contracted programs, and provide greater spending oversight. Federal agencies...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 21:01

Petite explication de texte attendue entre Rasmussen (Otan) et Ashton (Ue) mardi
Le "couple" de la défense européenne en décembre dernier (crédit : Conseil de l'UE) Publié le 28 février 2011 par Nicolas Gros-Verheyde La diplomate en chef, Cathy Ashton, rencontre, mardi (1er mars), successivement le secrétaire général de l’OTAN, Anders...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 21:00

Harris Receives $14 Million in Orders from Brazilian MoD for Falcon Tactical Radio Systems
28.02.2011 Harris MELBOURNE, FL/ROCHESTER, NY -- Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received $14 million in orders from the Federative Republic of Brazil to provide Falcon III and Falcon II tactical...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 20:53

Al Jaber Group Selects Oshkosh Defense Global Heavy Equipment Transporter for UAE Armed Forces
28.02.2011 Oshkosh ABU DHABI and OSHKOSH -- Al Jaber Group, a privately owned, multi-faceted group of companies based in Abu Dhabi, has selected Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, to provide the Global Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET)...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 07:00

Brest : Le groupe Jeanne d'Arc appareille
Le BPC Tonnerre quittant Brest, en mars 2010 crédits : MARINE NATIONALE - JACQUES TONARD 28/02/2011 MER et MARINE C'est aujourd'hui que débute la seconde édition de la mission Jeanne d'Arc. Destiné, notamment, à succéder aux campagnes d'application de...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 07:00

Les Etats-Unis lancent la construction d'un nouveau porte-avions
Vue du futur USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) crédits : NORTHROP GRUMMAN 28/02/2011 MER et MARINE Les chantiers Northrop Grumman de Newport News ont lancé, le 25 février, la construction du CVN 79, sistership de l'USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), actuellement...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 07:00

L'assemblage du futur porte-avions britannique débute
Vue du premier porte-avions, qui sera doté d'un tremplin crédits : ROYAL NAVY 28/02/2011 MER et MARINE La construction du premier des deux nouveaux porte-avions réalisés en Grande-Bretagne a franchi une étape symbolique. Le 13 février, deux grands blocs...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 07:00

Premières manoeuvres aériennes sur le Juan Carlos I
Le Juan Carlos I crédits : ARMADA 28/02/2011 MER et MARINE Le bâtiment de projection stratégique Juan Carlos I a accueilli, le 8 février, son premier hélicoptère. C'est un Morsa 08, version espagnole du SH-3D Sea King, qui a réalisé cet appontage « inaugural...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 07:00

The Ghost That Hovers
SOURCE www.flightglobal.com February 27, 2011: STRATEGY PAGE An Israeli UAV manufacturer (of the Heron series) has developed a four kilogram (8.8 pound) tilt-rotor UAV. The engines swivel for takeoff and landing, as well as for hovering. Called the Ghost,...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 07:00

More efficient bases for Afghanistan showcased
A soldier manning a defensive position at the FOBEX event [Picture: Andrew Linnett, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011] 25 Feb 11 An Equipment and Logistics news article – UK MoD New ways of making forward operating bases used by British troops in Afghanistan easier...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 07:00

Abrams is Model for Army Infantry Carrier
Feb 25, 2011 By Paul McLeary AviationWeek.com FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli thinks the M1 Abrams tank is a good model on which to base the service’s upcoming Ground Combat Vehicle, since the Abrams has remained...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 07:00

Details Emerge On Darpa Anti-Ship Missile
Feb 24, 2011 By Amy Butler AviationWeek.com EGLIN AFB and FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Lockheed Martin is revealing a few more details about the mysterious Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (Lrasm), a project led by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 07:00

Danish Government Agrees Troop Plan for Afghanistan
(Source: U.K Ministry of Defence; issued February 23, 2011) Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox has welcomed the announcement by the Danish Government of an agreed way forward for its troop contribution in Afghanistan over the next two years. The Danish Parliament...
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 07:00

Potential Missile Defense Laser Tested
February 24th, 2011 MDAA A U.S. Energy Department laboratory in Virginia last week conducted its highest-power test yet of an advanced laser the Navy might eventually tap as missile defense technology, the Newport News Daily Press reported.
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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 07:00

Chinese Display Weapons for Putting Down Protest
2011-02-26 (China Military News cited from wsj.com and written by Jeremy Page) To get an idea of how well-equipped China is to prevent mass anti-government protests, you need only look at some of the security equipment that was being touted by Chinese...
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27 février 2011 7 27 /02 /février /2011 23:43

DCI trains the RSNF’s PANTHER SAR helicopters crews
February 25, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP The Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) has entrusted DCI-NAVFCO, the naval branch of DCI group, with the training of its flight crews for the use of the helicopters PANTHER N3 Search and Rescue. This training takes place in...
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27 février 2011 7 27 /02 /février /2011 23:37

AUSA Winter: Oshkosh develops M-ATV TOW carrier
February 26, 2011 SHEPARD GROUP by Ian Kemp, Fort Lauderdale Oshkosh Defense unveiled an MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Multi-Mission Vehicle (MMV) equipped with a Raytheon Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) anti-tank missile launcher...
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27 février 2011 7 27 /02 /février /2011 23:31

Improved training facilities for South Australian Defence
Two Abrams tanks from the Darwin-based 1st Armoured Regiment move through the Cultana Training Area near Whyalla in South Australia, in preparation for the following day's live-fire Combat Training Centre (CTC) Heavy Battlegroup activity. photo www.defence.gov.au...
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27 février 2011 7 27 /02 /février /2011 23:11

RFS, BAE collaborate on coastal radar
COLOMBES, France, Feb. 25 (UPI) French and British companies are collaborating on the international go-to-market for a new high-frequency radar system for coastal surveillance. Radio Frequency Systems France, a global wireless and broadcast infrastructure...
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27 février 2011 7 27 /02 /février /2011 23:07

British forces would struggle to mount small military intervention, claim officers
The Army has only one battalion on standby for emergency operations Photo: REUTERS British forces would struggle to mount even a small scale military intervention as the cupboard for resources was “threadbare”, senior officers have said. 25 Feb 2011By...
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27 février 2011 7 27 /02 /février /2011 23:04

Navy cuts will put lives at risk, warn Forces chiefs
The scrapping of the Harriers and aircraft carrier Ark Royal means Britain can no longer carry out amphibious operations without putting troops’ lives at “considerable risk”, senior officers and defence experts have warned the Prime Minster. 24 Feb 2011By...
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27 février 2011 7 27 /02 /février /2011 22:47

Afghan air force develops loadmasters as C-27 fleet expands
Source www.crash-aerien.aero February 24, 2011 Kabul, Afghanistan DEFPRO.COM As the Afghan air force C-27A Spartan fleet grows -- now half way to its goal of twenty of the cargo/transport aircraft seen as the centerpiece of the AAF -- so does the need...
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27 février 2011 7 27 /02 /février /2011 22:42

Dutch MoD optimises use of infrared sensors
February 24, 2011 DEFPRO.COM TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) developed a system for the Defence Materiel Organisation which can optimise the use of infrared sensors. From using a camera to find a skiff full of pirates...
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