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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 04:06

China successfully tests its first orbital unmanned spacecraft
China has successfully tested its first orbital unmanned spacecraft capable of staying in the outer space for at least 270 days and dealing with various defense tasks, including the destruction of communication satellites.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 03:59

Taiwan's military to conduct live-fire defense tests Tuesday
Taiwan's armed forces will hold live-fire air defense tests on Tuesday at the Jiupeng air base in the southern county of Pingtung as part of regular training exercises, the Ministry of National Defense said Monday.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 03:57

McKeon sees modernizing Chinese military as a top threat
As Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon takes the gavel of the House Armed Services Committee, defense observers can expect ample focus on what the new chairman considers a top threat: China's improving military.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 03:51

LES SOUS-MARINS DE TSAHAL : En cas de guerre face à l’Iran, les Dolphins israéliens pourraient appliquer un blocus de l’Iran, directement dans le golfe d’Oman.
http://jssnews.com Après plusieurs mois de préparation, la marine israélienne est prête à recevoir ses nouveaux sous-marins. Au cours des deux derniers cycles d’enrôlement pour le corps des sous-mariniers israéliens, l’armée a vu une augmentation de 30%...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 03:49

When military investigators looked into an attack by American helicopters last February that left 23 Afghan civilians dead, they found that the operator of a Predator drone had failed to pass along crucial information about the makeup of a gathering crowd...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 03:38

Indian Navy Commissions Second UAV Squadron at Porbander, Gujarat
The second Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) squadron of the Indian Navy was commissioned by Gujarat Governor Dr Kamla at Porbander Naval base. The squadron whose primary objective is to carry out maritime surveys and reconnaissance, will have two types of...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 03:37

Gray Eagle UAS Program Expanding
Arlington, Va. - Despite Defense budget constraints, the Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems are growing, especially the Gray Eagle program.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 03:29

RAF Begin Training With US on Intelligence Aircraft
Members of the RAF's 51 Squadron have completed their first week of training with the US Air Force on the Rivet Joint aircraft, designed for airborne intelligence-gathering.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 03:27

US Navy Selects LM for Submarine Sonar Upgrades
Manassas, Va. - Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a U.S. Navy contract to continue providing sonar systems for U.S. submarines, enabling the fleet to maintain an acoustic advantage.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 03:13

Bell Helicopter Awarded $640M Contract to Support Canadian Forces
Fort Worth, TX - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been awarded a 10-year, $640M (CAN) support services contract for the Canadian Forces CH146 Griffon fleet.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 03:12

Rolls-Royce to Power 10 LCS for the US Navy
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, will supply gas turbines and waterjets for ten of the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) - the Group's largest ever marine naval surface ship contract.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 03:06

Tods Bow Sonar Domes for Australian Air Warfare Destroyers
Composite materials specialists Tods Defence have secured the order for three Bow Sonar Domes for the new fleet of Royal Australian Navy 'Air Warfare Destroyers' (Hobart Class) which are due to start coming into service from 2013/14.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 02:42

Patria Received Order for MLU2 series installations for Finnish AF
Patria received a significant order from the Finnish Air Force for series installations of MLU2 systems upgrades for its Hornet fighters. The value of the order is over EUR 24 million and it has a noteworthy employment effect at Patria's Halli Works in...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 02:20

Israel preparing to deliver two OPV to Equato Guinea Navy
Israel Shipyards Limited (ISL) is preparing to deliver two 62m offshore patrol vessels (OPV) to Equatorial Guinea's small navy. The yard says a launch ceremony was held last month and attended by top naval officers from the oil-rich but authoritarian...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 02:14

Singapore and Indian Armies Conduct Artillery Exercise
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Indian Army conducted the seventh bilateral artillery exercise, codenamed Exercise Agni Warrior, from 2 to 16 Jan 2011. Held in Devlali, India, this year's exercise involved soldiers from the 23rd and 24th Battalion,...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 01:57

Bulgarian Defense Ministry encourages cooperation between Bulgarian and Turkish defense industries
Encouraging the cooperation between the military –industrial complexes of Bulgaria and Turkey was the topic of the discussion in which participated Minister Anu Angelov and Murad Bayar - Under-Secretary for defense industry to the Ministry of National...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 01:54

MTR390 Helicopter Engine Hangs Hopes on Tiger Sales
The MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce MTR390 turboshaft engine is in production for its single application, the Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopter. Three nations have purchased the Tiger; Germany, France and Spain with a total of 206 aircraft on order.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 01:52

Tejas is no longer a mirage
January 10, 2011, was a special day for at least three generations of Indian scientists, technocrats and industrial producers as they are joined by the whole country in celebrating the initial operational clearance (IOC) ceremony of the indigenously built...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 01:50

Sikorsky unveils CH-53K design tool
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. unveiled Monday a state-of-the-art virtual reality center for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter program. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2011/01/17/Sikorsky-unveils-CH-53K-design-tool/UPI-496712952...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 01:42

Pranalytica introduces new lasers
Three high-power multiple wave-length laser systems are now available from Pranalytica Inc. of California. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2011/01/17/Pranalytica-introduces-new-lasers/UPI-29661295282812/#ixzz1BLMODN4C
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 01:33

KC-135 readied for anti-missile system
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air National Guard are modifying a KC-135 air refueling aircraft for testing of an infrared anti-missile system. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2011/01/17/KC-135-readied-for-anti-missile-sy...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 01:30

Rheinmetall acquires armor protection firm
German company Rheinmetall has completed its acquisition of Verseidag Ballistic Protection GmbH, broadening its protection product portfolio of the military. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2011/01/17/Rheinmetall-acquire...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 01:28

LaBarge supplies harnesses for S-70i
U.S. electronics manufacturing services company LaBarge is supplying cockpit wiring harnesses for Sikorsky's S-70i Black Hawks. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2011/01/17/LaBarge-supplies-harnesses-for-S-70i/UPI-20211295...
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 01:19

Airbus Plans 28 Military Deliveries in 2011
Airbus Military is targeting 28 deliveries in 2011 including the first six KC-330 tanker transports.
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18 janvier 2011 2 18 /01 /janvier /2011 01:01

Pour l'armée US, du solaire américain… produit en Chine
Voilà une loi budgétaire qui tombe à pic pour l'industrie solaire américaine en difficulté : quand l'armée achètera des panneaux photovoltaïques, ceux-ci devront avoir été fabriqués aux Etats-Unis. L'amendement a été ajouté in extremis, les travailleurs...
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