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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 16:35

RAF Waddington takes command of MQ-9 Reaper UAV operations in Afghanistan
26 April 2013 airforce-technology.com The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has started command and control operations of its MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in Afghanistan from a newly constructed facility at Royal Air Force (RAF) Waddington in...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 16:20

L-3 ESS réalise une transmission de données au-delà de la portée optique
(Photo: Archives/Sgt Pete Nicholson, 14e Escadre Greenwood, © 2011 DND-MDN Canada) 26/04/2013 par Nicolas Laffont – 45eNord L-3 Electronic Systems Services (ESS), entrepreneur principal de l’effort de soutien de systèmes d’armes optimisée au CP-140 Aurora,...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 16:20

Curtiss-Wright to deliver additional RAST system to US Navy
26 April 2013 naval-technology.com The US Navy has awarded a contract to Curtiss-Wright Flow Control for supply of its ship-borne helicopter recovery assist, secure and traverse (RAST) system in support of the Arleigh Burke-Class DDG 51 Flight IIA forward-build...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:55

A400M: livraison imminente, le 1er équipage français certifié
MSN08 sur le tarmac de Séville photo G. Belan (FOB) 26.04.2013 Par Guillaume Belan (FOB) Le sujet est sensible. Ce n’est pourtant plus qu’une question de semaines. Chez Airbus Military à Séville, aucun responsable ne s’ose à avancer une date de livraison...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:55

Pourquoi il ne faut (presque) rien attendre du Livre blanc...
26 Avril 2013 Jean-Dominique Merchet Le document sera publié lundi. Au risque de casser l'ambiance, déjà bien plombée, le Livre blanc de la défense et de la sécurité nationale (LBDSN) risque de décevoir tous ceux qui en attendent une nouvelle vision et...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:45

Mali : Forward To The Past
April 26, 2013: Strategy Page The cause of the rebellion in northern Mali (corrupt southern officials running the north in a corrupt and inept fashion) has not been dealt with. The Tuareg rebels still want autonomy (self-rule) and the black African majority...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:45

Algérie : La Flotte sous-marine renforcée
Sous-marin classe Kilo à la sortie de l'Amirauté d'Alger photo Cohen Mashaoul le 25.04.13 Naima Benouaret - elwatan.com Sa place en tant que première force sous-marine en Afrique déjà établie, la Marine nationale algérienne s’apprête à acquérir deux...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:45

Un jeudi à Bamako
plus de 200 tonnes d’équipements militaires ont été capturées par les forces françaises à ce jour (photo ECPAD) 26.04.2013 par Frédéric Lert (FOB) Arrivé hier dans la capitale malienne, Jean-Yves Le Drian se rend aujourd’hui à Gao pour y rencontrer les...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:43

Successful ESA-EDA Flight Demonstration on RPAS Insertion into Civil Airspace
26.04.2013 European Defence Agency San Javier Air Base (Murcia) was selected to conduct the trials and demonstrate that satellite communications are suitable to operate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPASs) and integrate them into civil airspace....
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:35

Eternal Landmines In Central Asia
source centralasiaonline.com April 25, 2013: Strategy Page Landmines continue to be a nasty problem for many former communist nations. This is especially true of countries in out-of-the-way places that rarely generate many headlines for any reason. A...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:35

RAAF's A330 MRTT completes tanking trials with F/A-18 Super Hornets
photo Royal Australian Air Force 25 April 2013 airforce-technology.com The Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) A330 multirole tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft has successfully completed tanking trials with Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets at an undisclosed...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:35

Korea : The South Offers China A Deal
April 25, 2013: Strategy Page Six weeks of aggressive threats to start a war have come to nothing for North Korea. None of this bluster has produced any needed aid (as in free food or fuel) or offers to reduce the sanctions. No one shows any sign of giving...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:35

Australia unveils its F-35 JSF 'Iron Bird'
CANBERRA, Australia, April 26 (UPI) Australia will use a full-scale F-35A Joint Strike Fighter model to study the effects of electromagnetic compatibility and interference on the aircraft. Minister for Defense Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon unveiled...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:35

2 new Army airborne units for deployment near China border
Apr 25, 2013 brahmand.com NEW DELHI (PTI): Against the backdrop of China strengthening its capability to airlift soldiers, India is planning to raise around 1,500 more airborne troops for deployment in the northeast along the China border. Under the 12th...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:20

Army seeks round of base closure, realignment for 2015
April 26th, 2013 By Army News Service - defencetalk.com The Army says a round of base realignment and closure for fiscal year 2015 is necessary to save tax dollars, consolidate resources and adapt to force reductions. With a smaller total force over the...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:20

Information Warfare : America Gears Up For Cyber War Offensive
April 25, 2013: Strategy Page The U.S. Department of Defense has revealed that it is now spending $30 million to set up offensive Cyber War operations in the army and air force. Two-thirds of the money is being spent by the air force which has traditionally...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:20

Army scientists scout energy solutions for the battlefield
April 26th, 2013 By Army News Service - defencetalk.com What if scientists and engineers could scavenge energy for warfighters, like bottom feeders scavenge in the ocean? The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, along with the Army science and technology...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:20

Death Rattler
April 25, 2013: Strategy Page PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2013) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 begins its ascent after being launched off the catapult of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:20

EADS North America Delivers 250th On-Time, On-Budget UH-72A Lakota Helicopter to US Army
Apr 26, 2013 ASDNews Source : European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company Combined Lakota Fleet Passes 150,000 Flight Hours, Maintains 90% Availability The U.S. Army has fielded the 250th UH-72A Lakota helicopter delivered to Army and National Guard...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:20

L-3 Says It Has Successfully Implemented Beyond-Line-of-Sight Data Transmission Capability For RCAF CP-140
photo Canadian Forces April 25, 2013. David Pugliese - Defence Watch News release from L-3: TORONTO, Ontario, April 25, 2013 – L-3 Electronic System Services (ESS), avionics prime contractor for the CP-140 Optimized Weapon System Support effort, has successfully...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:20

F-35 Office Sees Improved Relations With Contractor
Apr. 25, 2013 - by AARON MEHTA – Defense News WASHINGTON — The head of the F-35 Joint Program Office told Congress that the program is continuing to improve, in part because of turnover at primary contractor Lockheed Martin. Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 11:20

U.S. Works To Extend Life of KC-135 Stratotanker Refueler For Decades
A KC-135R refuels an F-15 Eagle photo USAF April 25, 2013. David Pugliese - Defence Watch This is written by Jet Fabara (yes Jet) of 412th Test Wing Public Affairs: Known as “The Mighty War Wagon” of the Air Force, the KC-135 Stratotanker has proven to...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 10:55

La France vend 2,1% d'EADS pour 707 millions d'euros
26 avril 2013, Usinenouvelle.com (Reuters) BOURSE L'Etat français a annoncé, vendredi 26 avril, avoir cédé environ 17,6 millions d'actions, représentant près de 2,1% du capital du groupe d'aérospatiale et de défense, pour 707 millions d'euros, dans le...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 10:45

150+150+700: Jean-Yves Le Drian détaille les futurs effectifs français au Mali
Crédits ECPAD 26.04.2013 par P. CHAPLEAU Lignes de Défense Jean-Yves Le Drian est au Mali (Bamako et Gao) depuis hier soir, avant des étapes au Niger et au Tchad, et un retour dans la nuit de dimanche à lundi. Avant son départ, il m'a accordé un entretien...
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26 avril 2013 5 26 /04 /avril /2013 07:55

Eurocopter validates its OPV helicopter capabilities with successful unmanned EC145 demonstration flights at Istres, France
EC145 in flight © Copyright Eurocopter, Charles Jérôme Deulin Istres, France, 25 April 2013 EADS.com Eurocopter’s ability to integrate unmanned flight capabilities into its helicopter family has been validated by an optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) demonstration...
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