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14 août 2014 4 14 /08 /août /2014 07:30

Kurds — Good Guys in a Bad Neighborhood
Kurdish Peshmerga forces - photo Matt Cetti-Roberts - War is boring Aug 12 by Steve Weintz - war-is-boring Wherein I ask Robert Caruso about the crisis in Iraq With American jets and drones flying top cover, Kurdish Peshmerga forces have launched counter-attacks...
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Attrition: Women Warriors Confront ISIL
Combattante kurde de Ras Al-Ayn. photo Hamid Mesud August 13, 2014: Strategy Page In northern Iraq the threat posed by ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) has led to over 2,000 Kurdish women volunteering for combat duty. Another 5,000 had volunteered...
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US Military Aircraft Operating In Northern Iraq
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft takes off from the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) on June 20. (Staff Sgt. Lukas Atwell Marine Corps) Aug. 13, 2014 - By ANDREW TILGHMAN – Defense News US helicopters and MV-22 Ospreys are on the ground in northern Iraq...
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Counter-Terrorism: When Rebranding Does Not Work
August 13, 2014: Strategy Page Hamas hoped for a big popularity boost by taking on Israel again. Didn’t work out that way. While there is a lot of sympathy for the Palestinian civilians in Gaza, Hamas is getting no love. It’s gotten so bad that even when...
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Humanitarian Assistance to Iraq
Royal Australian Air Force aircrew arrive at their C-130J Hercules transport aircraft as airdrop bundles of humanitarian aid are loaded into the aircraft for delivery to isolated Iraqi civilians on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq - photo Australian DoD...
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14 août 2014 4 14 /08 /août /2014 07:30

Israeli Forces Praise Elbit UAVs in Gaza Op
The IDF's Skylark mini-UAV is used broadly in support of ground forces in the latest Gaza operation. (Israel Defense Forces) Aug. 12, 2014 - By BARBARA OPALL-ROME – Defense News IAF Debuts Hermes 900; IDF Deploys 2 Skylarks With Each Brigade KASTINA ARMY...
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14 août 2014 4 14 /08 /août /2014 07:30

IAI targets fresh sales with loitering Harop
12 Aug 2014 By: Arie Egozi - FG Israel Aerospace Industries is negotiating further sales of its Harop loitering munition, which it is offering as part of a package that also includes the Lora surface-to-surface missile. The Harop can be launched from...
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14 août 2014 4 14 /08 /août /2014 07:30

US Clears Major Arms Sales to Saudi, Turkey
A Royal Saudi Air Force AWACS takes off. The US has approved upgrades to five Saudi AWACS aircraft. (Jim Anderson / Boeing) Aug. 12, 2014 - By AARON MEHTA – Defense News WASHINGTON — The US cleared two major potential sales to Saudi Arabia and Turkey,...
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14 août 2014 4 14 /08 /août /2014 07:30

Irak: Washington juge moins probable d'évacuer des réfugiés, peu nombreux
14 août 2014 Romandie.com (AFP) Washington - Les Etats-Unis ont jugé mercredi beaucoup moins probable d'organiser une mission d'évacuation des réfugiés yazidis du mont Sinjar, dans le nord de l'Irak, après avoir constaté que ces derniers étaient beaucoup...
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RAF Chinooks now considered for Iraq aid crisis
12 Aug 2014 By Ben Farmer, Defence Correspondent British Chinook helicopters could soon join RAF transport planes and Tornado jets operating in Iraq as the UK rapidly escalates its aid mission Britain is considering sending Chinook helicopters to Iraq...
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Turkey Selects Local Firm in Tank Engine Program
Aug. 12, 2014 - By BURAK EGE BEKDIL – Defense News ANKARA, TURKEY — Turkey’s top procurement panel selected a local tractor and diesel engine manufacturer to design and develop an engine for the country’s first indigenous new generation main battle tank,...
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Iraq Evacuation May Not Require US Troops on Mount Sinjar
Sinjar Mountains - washington post 11 aug 2014 Aug. 13, 2014 - By DAVID JACKSON, JIM MICHAELS and JOHN BACON – Defense News WASHINGTON — A review by US troops of conditions on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar Wednesday has determined that the conditions of a religious...
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14 août 2014 4 14 /08 /août /2014 07:25

Partners in the Water in Guatemala
13 août 2014 US Navy Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU 2) have just wrapped up two weeks in Guatemala working with divers from the Fuerza Especial Naval (FEN) as part of Southern Partnership Station 2014.
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14 août 2014 4 14 /08 /août /2014 07:20

Raytheon and UMass Lowell establish institute to inspire technology innovations and knowledge sharing
TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the University of Massachusetts Lowell have announced an agreement to establish a joint research facility focused on the advancement of innovative technologies in a collaborative,...
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14 août 2014 4 14 /08 /août /2014 07:20

Northrop Grumman Awarded $300 Million Contract to Continue Air Force Weather Support
BELLEVUE, Neb. – Aug., 13 2014 – Northrop Grumman Corporation Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract valued at up to $300 million to continue helping U.S. Air Force Weather (AFW) deliver...
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14 août 2014 4 14 /08 /août /2014 07:20

The World’s Best Tank Has the World’s Longest Designation
U.S. Army M-1A2SEPv2s and Romanian tanks during an exercise in Germany in May 2014 Aug 12 by David Axe – War is boring A taxonomy of armored vehicles, volume four — the tricked-out M-1 The U.S. occupation of Iraq is over. The Afghanistan war is winding...
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Warship "Survivability"
12 Aug 2014 by Lazarus - informationdissemination.net Much of the recent discussion of the current Littoral Combatant Ship (LCS) program and the proposed new frigate FF(G)X involves the “survivability” of both classes. Numerous senior civilian and uniformed...
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14 août 2014 4 14 /08 /août /2014 06:55

USAF awards hosted payloads contract to Airbus
12 August 2014 airforce-technology.com Airbus Defense and Space has secured a contract for the provision of services related to hosting US Air Force (USAF) communications systems onboard commercially operated satellites. The firm fixed-price indefinite-delivery,...
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Czech Republic Prepares Arms Supply for Kurds
Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek Aug. 12, 2014 - By JAROSLAW ADAMOWSKI – Defense News WARSAW — Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek has announced plans by his country to supply arms to the Kurdish forces in northern Iraq to support their battle...
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13 août 2014 3 13 /08 /août /2014 23:50

1st Cavalry soldiers headed to Poland, Baltics
U.S. Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division travel in a Bradley Fighting Vehicles during Combined Resolve II on May 24, 2014. Photo James L. Brown U.S. Army August 13, 2014 By Jon Harper Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — Approximately 600 soldiers...
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Irak: des soldats américains doivent se rendre vers le mont Sinjar
Sinjar Mountains - source Washington Post (11 aug 2014) 13 août 2014 22h17 Romandie.com (AFP) Dohuk (Irak) - Des conseillers militaires américains doivent se rendre dans la région montagneuse de Sinjar, dans le nord de l'Irak, pour étudier les moyens...
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13 août 2014 3 13 /08 /août /2014 22:01

US Navy F/A-18s Launch From USS GHW BUSH
13 août 2014 US Navy ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2014) Flight deck operations from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Bush is operating in the Arabian Gulf on a scheduled deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet. The President has authorized U.S. Central Command to conduct...
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13 août 2014 3 13 /08 /août /2014 21:55

Mobilisation générale contre l’EI en Irak, la France aussi fournira des armes aux Kurdes
13 août 2014 par Jacques N. Godbout – 45eNord.ca C’est la mobilisation générale sur les front doplomatique, humanitaire et militaire: après les États-Unis et la Grande-Bretagne, la France fournira des armes «pour soutenir la capacité opérationnelle» des...
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13 août 2014 3 13 /08 /août /2014 21:51

India Talks To Buy French Fighter Jets Still On, Minister Says
photo Armée de l'air Alban Battestini Aug. 13, 2014 – Defense News (AFP) NEW DELHI — India’s talks to buy fighter jets from France’s Dassault Aviation in a 2012 deal worth $12 billion are still underway but are complex, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley...
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13 août 2014 3 13 /08 /août /2014 21:50

UK Joins International Effort To Aid Yazidis in Iraq
a RAF Tornado from RAF Marham arrives at RAF Akrotiri Cyprus - photo UK MoD Aug. 13, 2014 - By ANDREW CHUTER – Defense News LONDON — Britain will be part of an international mission to rescue Yazidi refugees stranded in northern Iraq, Prime Minister David...
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