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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 19:45

Germans Lead The Way
January 18, 2011: The U.S. Army began replacing the M203 40mm grenade launcher with the M320 two years ago. To everyone's relief, the new version was a big success. The army even named the M320 ones of its top ten new systems for 2010.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 19:31

South Korea Demands Better
January 18, 2011: South Korea, faced with the prospect of war with North Korea, or at least intervention after a collapse of their northern neighbor, has decided that South Korea suppliers of weapons and military equipment aren't doing good enough. Recent...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 19:21

Canadian Forces to Receive 16 New Virtual Tactical Trainers
By David Pugliese Defence Watch The government is proposing a sole-source contract via an ACAN to acquire a Virtual Tactical Trainer for the Canadian Forces. Laser Shot Inc. of Stafford, Texas is the firm that will be given the contract.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 19:19

U.K.'s Fox Praises F-35, Citing China Rival
2011-01-18 (China Military News cited from wsj.com and written by ENDA CURRAN and RACHEL PANNETT) -- U.K. Secretary for Defense Liam Fox emphasized Tuesday the importance of the next generation U.S. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to counter China's development...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 19:00

Chinese Plane Spurs Interest in U.S. Fighter
2011-01-18 (China Military News cited from wsj.com and written by NATHAN HODGE) -- New evidence of China's military buildup has spurred interest in sales of the U.S.'s next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, U.S. defense and industry officials sai...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 18:56

Les armateurs danois font pression pour une action anti-pirates plus soutenue
La capture de l’équipage du Leonard, un navire danois, fait polémique au pays de la petite sirène. Les armateurs sont montés publiquement au front pour exiger une action plus soutenue de la communauté internationale sur la piraterie.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 18:47

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Needs Another Year
"Lockheed Martin's (NYSE:LMT) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, which has already been plagued by heavy costs and delays, may not enter the service for another year, according to a Reuters report.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 18:44

U.S. Navy Awards Lockheed Martin Continued Submarine Sonar Upgrade through ARCI Program
Lockheed Martin has won a U.S. Navy contract to continue supporting all sonar systems for U.S. submarines through the ARCI program. The current contract worth $84 million contains options bringing the total potential contract value to $2.1 billion. Under...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 18:34

Quand quelques centimètres font toute la différence
" Moins célébré et cauchemardesque que le programme de l’A400M, le remplacement des SNLE (sous-marin lanceur d’engins) britanniques connait lui aussi quelques difficultés. Lancés à partir de 1994, les quatre bâtiments de la classe Vanguard (armés de 16...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 17:29

Pour l'OCDE, les dangers de la "cyber-guerre" sont surestimés
Un rapport de l'OCDE (Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques) consacré aux attaques informatiques et rendu public cette semaine relativise largement les dégâts que pourrait provoquer une "cyber-guerre". L'organisation a lancé une...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 17:22

Défense : pour M. Juppé, la France ne peut plus agir seule
"Aujourd'hui, nous disons clairement que les choix et les aspirations du peuple tunisien doivent être entendus." Dans la première interview qu'il consacre aux dossiers de défense, le nouveau ministre Alain Juppé confirme, dans Le Monde, le virage sur...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 17:08

The 3 Essential Components of Effective Cyber Warfare Strategy
Cyber commands, cyber and counter cyber activity, cyber strategy - this newest form of warfare is developing at such a rate as to nearly outpace the US military's ability to understand it. US Air Force Colonel David Fahrenkrug is the Director of the United...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 17:02

Surface Warships 01 - 02 March, 2011, Cite de la Voile Eric Tabarly, Lorient, France
in association with Exploring the Current and Future Capabilities of Global Surface Combatant Fleets The contemporary strategic context places a premium on surface warships. In an age of long range precision attack systems, the capacity of the Surface...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 17:00

Rousseff "starting over" in Brazil jets tender
New Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has decided to delay awarding a multi-billion dollar Air Force jet contract and reevaluate the finalists' bids, in a move that could signal a realignment of Brazil's strategic and defence alliances, sources with...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 16:53

Egypt, Middle East to boost defence spending
Think-tank Forecast International expects Egyptian defence spending to reach around US$16 billion over the next five years with Israeli spending coming to over US$64 billion during that same timeframe.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 16:38

Taiwan missile drill marred by misses
CHIUPENG, Taiwan - Taiwan held a major missile drill Tuesday just days after rival China unveiled an aircraft that uses stealth technology, but several misses marred the exercise.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 16:34

Major fatigue testing of Airbus Military A400M begins in Dresden
Major fatigue testing of the Airbus Military A400M has begun on schedule in Dresden in January (see attached photos). The test airframe, known as MSN5001, will be subjected to a punishing regime of loads, 24 hours per day, for an initial four weeks, eventually...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 16:32

Rafael Products on Showcase at Aero India 2011
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems provides its clients with a full range of solutions for locating, detecting, identifying and neutralizing threats as well as pin-point solutions. They have confirmed following exhibits for Aero India 2011.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 16:28

'Gas-for-fleet' terms to be agreed within 2 months
The Russian and Ukrainian finance ministries will draw up a draft agreement within two months on the extension terms of the lease of the Sevastopol port to Russia, Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 16:26

USS Wasp undergoes BAE maintenance
PORTSMOUTH, Va., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The USS Wasp (LHD 1) is at BAE Systems' Portsmouth, Va., shipyard for scheduled Phased Maintenance Availability, the U.S. Navy said. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2011/01/18/USS-Wasp-u...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 16:21

German Lawmakers May Defer A400M Decision, Handelsblatt Reports
(Source: Bloomberg; published Jan. 17, 2010) German lawmakers may defer a decision on funding European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co.’s A400M military-transport plan as they seek more answers about financial-risk estimates, Handelsblatt newspaper re...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 16:00

Will China's 'carrier killer' missile change U.S. Navy?
crédit photo http://www.informationdissemination.net Whenever there’s a crisis around the world, one of the first orders issued in Washington is to dispatch the closest aircraft carrier, as a show of American strength. But the Navy may have to rethink...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 15:52

The danger from China between 2011 and 2014
By Bharat Verma Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 17 January, 2011 The multi-dimensional threat between 2011 and 2014 from China is real. Taken aback by screaming headlines in the media that nervous China may attack India in 2012, two former generals...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 14:43

La DGA commande à Sagem 1 175 jumelles JIM LR 2
Paris, le 18 janvier 2011 A la suite d’un appel d’offres international, la Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) a notifié à Sagem (groupe Safran) un contrat portant sur 1175 Jumelles Infrarouges Multifonctions longue portée JIM LR 2 destinées aux armées...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 08:55

SYRACUSE Programme: new order for Renault Trucks Defense
18.01.2014 army-guide.com Renault Trucks Defense has signed with Thales a contract for supplying 21 units of vehicles type Premium, Midlum and Sherpa Light carrier dedicated to the tactical stations of the Syracuse III military satellite communications...
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