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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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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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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:30

Hagel: Defense Partnership Anchors US-Saudi Relationship
April 25th, 2013 By US Department of Defense - defencetalk.com RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: On his inaugural trip to the Middle East since taking office, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met here today with Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz...
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Fincantieri Launches Patrol Vessel for UAE
April 24, 2013 defense-aerospace.com (Source: Italian navy; issued April 23, 2013) (Issued in Italian only; unofficial translation by defense-aerospace.com) Shipbuilding: Launch of the Third Ship for the United Arab Emirates On 22 April, at the Fincantieri...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:30

Israel Braces for Defense Spending Slash
Apr. 24, 2013 - By BARBARA OPALL-ROME - Defense News TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel’s Defense Ministry is maneuvering to blunt the force-damaging effects of proposed, government-wide spending cuts that threaten to slash the nation’s shekel-based defense budget...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:30

US Ready For Israeli Osprey Tiltrotor Sale
photo UK MoD 24/04/2013 by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter United States defence officials have made clear their intention to offer the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey to Israel. Should the deal go ahead, Israel would therefore be this...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:20

US Army Releases 2013 Posture Statement
April 24, 2013 defense-aerospace.com (Source: US Army; issued April 22, 2013) 2013 Army Posture Statement The 2013 Army Posture Statement is the written expression of the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army to Congress for the annual...
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USAF orders additional MALD-J jammers from Raytheon
A US Air National Guard's F-16C aircraft carrying MALD under its wings 24 April 2013 airforce-technology.com Raytheon has been awarded a contract to produce and deliver additional Miniature Air Launched Decoy-J (MALD-J) jammers to the US Air Force (USAF)....
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:20

U.S. SOCOM Kicks Off Two New Vehicle Programs
U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers of the 3rd Special Forces Group patrol through the Afghanistan countryside in a ground mobility vehicle (GMV-S). Note the M136 AT4 84mm anti-tank rocket strapped to the GMV above its right door - U.S. Army Photo by Sgt....
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GA-ASI, OMX Team for Canadian RPA Program
April 23, 2013 defense-unmanned.com (Source: General Atomics Aeronautical; issued April 23, 2013) GA-ASI and OMX Partner to Identify Suppliers for Canada's JUSTAS Program SAN DIEGO and TORONTO, CANADA --- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. and...
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DARPA Pleads Agency's Case in Lean Times
Apr. 24, 2013 By ZACHARY FRYER-BIGGS – Defense News WASHINGTON — Seeing a defense budget that is facing increasing pressure, the head of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) spoke to reporters Wednesday about the need to protect research...
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ATK to supply guided advanced tactical rocket for USSOCOM testing
MH-60L helicopter 24 April 2013 army-technology.com Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has been awarded a contract for the supply of a low-cost, lightweight, precision-guided missile for evaluations by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), as part of the...
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US Army Pays $340M to Extend GCV Tech Dev Phase
April 24, 2013 defense-aerospace.com (Source: US Department of Defense; issued April 23, 2013) Pentagon Contract Announcement General Dynamic Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded a modification (No. P00019) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive...
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General Atomics Demonstrates Advanced Cockpit Ground Control Station’s Capability to Fly Predator C
April 24, 2013. David Pugliese - Defence Watch News release from General Atomics: SAN DIEGO – 24 April 2013 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars,...
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25 avril 2013 4 25 /04 /avril /2013 07:20

Northrop's MADL waveform completes flight testing on F-35 aircraft
USAF's first of two F-35A JSF fighters arrives for operational testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California, US. Photo: US Air Force photo by Laura Mowry. 24 April 2013 airforce-technology.com Northrop Grumman-built multifunction advanced data link...
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F-16s Step Up For Tardy F-35
April 24, 2013: Strategy Page The U.S. Air Force has increased the number of F-16s it wants to refurbish to 1,018. Last year the plan was to refurbish a few hundred of its 22 ton F-16 fighters because their replacement, the 31 ton F-35 was not arriving...
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