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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:50

UK MoD Confirms A400M, UAV Cost Overruns
April 23, 2013 defense-aerospace.com (Source: House of commons; posted April 23, 2013) The House of Commons Hansard (official bulletin) has published the following ministerial answer: Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which projects...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:50

UK aircraft carrier The Queen Elizabeth takes shape
Queen Elizabeth UK aircraft carrier - Picture Aircraft Carrier Alliance April 24, 2013: telegraph.co.uk The first of the UK's two new aircraft carriers - The Queen Elizabeth - takes shape at Rosyth. The ship, which will have a displacement of 65,000 tons,...
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25 April 2013 Defense Studies Eight of the SAF's Leopard 2SG MBTs and four of the Bundeswehr's Leopard 2A6 MBTs were involved in the joint live-firing exercise at the NATO-Bergen Training Area, Germany (all photos : Sing Mindef) Minister for Defence Dr...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:50

What comes after the RAF Puma?
RAF Puma HC1 helicopter photo UK MoD 2011 April 24, 2013 By Think Defence So we know the RAF Puma helicopters are currently being upgraded (and you can argue the value for money of that endlessly) but at some point, they will have to be withdrawn. Depending...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:50

L’Espagne renonce au grand carénage du sous-marin Tramontana
submarino Tramontana (S 74) de la Clase Galerna 24 avril 2013 Par Rédacteur en chef. PORTAIL DES SOUS-MARINS Le sous-marin espagnol Tramontana ne subira pas de grand carénage. La marine espagnole maintenait le doute, ne sachant pas si son budget le lui...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:45

Attentat à Tripoli: l'enquête se poursuit, la thèse jihadiste prise au sérieux
25 avril 2013 Par RFI L'attentat qui a visé l'ambassade de France à Tripoli mardi matin, 23 avril, n'a toujours pas été revendiqué. Les deux gendarmes blessés ont été rapatriés, la jeune Libyenne a été transférée pour être soignée en Tunisie. Une enquête...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:45

Le sud de la Libye, nouveau refuge des jihadistes du Mali
24 Avril 2013 atlasinfo.fr (source Liberation) Les militaires l’appellent «l’effet mercure» : quand on presse une bille de ce métal liquide, elle se scinde en de multiples gouttes qui s’éparpillent sans qu’on puisse jamais les éliminer. Au Nord-Mali,...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:45

EU Naval Force Officer Lieutenant Commander de Saint Sernin Is Honoured By Djiboutian Prime Minister
LtCdr Saint Sernin awarded the the rank and dignity of Knight of the National Order of 27th of June by Djiboutian Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed April 23, 2013 - EUNAVFOR On Saturday 6 April Djiboutian Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:45

Embassy: Scaled Down US-Morocco War Games Resume
Marines from Task Force African Lion 13 and servicemembers from Joint Task Force-Port Opening, U.S. Transportation Command, begin the offload of vehicles and equipment to support Exercise African Lion 13 in the Port of Agadir, Morocco, on April 6. (Sgt....
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:40

Russia ready to negotiate with India on MiG-35 fighters
April 23, 2013, zeenews.india.com New Delhi: Russia is keen that India buys its MiG-35 fighter aircraft, a top Russian official said. The Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) has proposed to India to consider the possibility of concluding a contract...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:40

Russia to train Indian fighter pilots
April 23, 2013 Indo-Asian News Service - ndtv.com New Delhi: Russia will train Indian fighter pilots for carrier-based operations, a top Russian official said. The Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) has signed a contract with India's defence ministry...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:40

Russian T-50 Fighter Jet to Start State Flight Test in 2014
The Russian air force will begin flight-testing the Sukhoi T-50 fighter in 2014, after it completes preliminary flight testing by the end of this year. (UAC photo) April 24, 2013 defense-aerospace.com (Source: RIA Novosti; published April 23, 2013) MOSCOW...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:35

Strategic Weapons : Chinese Carrier Killer Works
April 24, 2013: Strategy Page The U.S. Navy believes that China has already begun deploying the DF-21D ballistic missile, which was designed for use against the U.S. Navy, particularly aircraft carriers. In response the Americans are developing defenses...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:35

Planning the Unthinkable War with China: An Aussie View of AirSea Battle
Apr. 24, 2013 - By WENDELL MINNICK - Defense News TAIPEI — As the US pushes forward on the AirSea Battle doctrine and the so-called Asia Pivot, many in the Asia-Pacific are asking for clarification on a subject that could involve them in an unnecessary...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:35

Armor : China Calls It A Tank On Wheels
ZBL09 IFV (VN1 Export) 8x8 April 24, 2013: Strategy Page Four years ago China revealed an assault gun version of its ZBL 09 8x8 wheeled armored vehicle. This version has a small turret containing a 105mm gun, for providing direct fire support for troops....
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:35

Pakistan commissions last Zulfiquar frigate
ISLAMABAD, April 25 (UPI) Pakistan's navy commissioned the fourth and last F-22P Zulfiquar class frigate at a ceremony at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works. Commissioning of the PNS Aslat completes the $750 million technology-transfer contract signed...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:35

La 13ème flottille d’escorte de la marine chinoise en escale à Toulon
Arrivée des bâtiments chinois à Toulon 24/04/2013 Marine nationale La 13e flottille d’escorte de la marine de l’Armée populaire de libération chinoise a accosté le 23 avril 2013 pour une durée de cinq jours dans le port de Toulon. La flottille est constituée...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:35

Game Changer: The F-35 and the Pacific
April 25, 2013 By Robbin F. Laird - thediplomat.com To understand the real value of the F-35 one must consider its operation as a fleet, not simply as an individual aircraft. It is difficult to discuss the F-35 without actually knowing what the aircraft...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:35

Two new Army units for deployment near China border
April 24, 2013, zeenews.india.com New Delhi: 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...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:35

India's MoD Says No to Joint Heron Development With Israel
Apr. 24, 2013 - By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI - Defense News NEW DELHI — India has shot down an Israeli proposal to jointly develop an advanced version of the Heron UAV in India, a rarity for projects between the two nations. This month, India’s Ministry of Defence...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:35

Afghanistan: des chefs de tribus négocient la libération des otages
hélicoptère Mi-8 MOSCOU, 24 avril - RIA Novosti Des chefs de tribus locaux négocient la libération des otages - un Russe, un Kirghiz, sept Turcs et un Afghan - pris par les talibans dimanche en Afghanistan, rapporte mercredi l'agence Pajwak. "Les chefs...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:35

Top US General Reminds China of US Commitment to Japan
Apr. 24, 2013 – Defense News (AFP) As tensions rise over island dispute BEIJING — The top US military officer told China’s leaders on Wednesday that Washington is committed to defending Japan, as Beijing and Tokyo engage in intensified rhetoric over a...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:30

Hagel Urges Caution On Syria Chemical Weapons Claims
Apr. 24, 2013 Defense News (AFP) CAIRO — US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged caution Wednesday over an Israeli claim Syria’s regime used chemical weapons, saying it was “serious business” and any evidence had to be weighed carefully. Warning against...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:30

IAI to produce F-35 wings
TEL AVIV, Israel, April 24 (UPI) Wings for Lockheed Martin's F-35 joint strike fighter are to be supplied by Israel Aerospace Industries under a contract with a potential value of $2.5 billion. IAI said the length of the contract is 10-15 years. Initial...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:30

Gilat to Equip IDF with SatTrooper-1000 Military Manpack
Apr 25, 2013 (SPX) Petah Tikva, Israel - The SatTrooper-1000 will provide Israeli soldiers with dependable data, video and telephony at broadband speeds. Gilat Satellite Networks reports that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has selected its SatTrooper-1000...
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