(Source: Singapore Ministry of Defence; issued January 18, 2011)
(Source: Singapore Ministry of Defence; issued January 18, 2011)
Illustration from Nishimura and Conlon, 1994,
provided by Clyde Nishimura, Naval Research Laboratory.
January 19, 2011 by Strategy Page
South Korea recently announced that it will place underwater submarine sensors off its coasts. Details were not revealed, but this sort of thing is similar to the system of passive (they just listen) sonars the United States deployed on the sea bottom in key areas during the Cold War. SOSUS (SOund Surveillance System) consisted of several different networks.
(Photo du Varyag, site worldwideaircraftcarriers)
By The Associated Press (CP) – January 19, 2011
BEIJING, China — China has taken a major step toward commissioning its first aircraft carrier by largely completing the restoration of a derelict ship purchased from Ukraine, a news report said Wednesday.
The restoration includes all living and working compartments, engines, navigation systems and power-generating equipment, Hong Kong-based Kanwa Asian Defence magazine said. Additional work is still needed on the elevator and flight deck, it said, but it was unclear when the restoration would be completed.
19 Jan, 2011, 02.55PM IST,PTI http://economictimes.indiatimes.com
NEW DELHI: India, the tenth largest defence spender, is expected to sign defence offsets contracts worth over Rs 46,000 crore in the next five to ten years. "In the 11th Plan, the value of offsets contracts is likely to be more than Rs 10,000 crore... In addition, (offsets worth) Rs 4,818 crore are at the contract negotiation stage and Rs 31,500 crore are at other stages," Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju said here on Wednesday. Under the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), foreign vendors have to reinvest at least 30 per cent of the deals worth over Rs 300 crore in the Indian defence, civil aerospace or internal security sector.
Posted On: Jan 19, 2011 www.brahmand.com
NEW DELHI (PTI): After carrying out major upgrades, India will test fire an advanced version of its indigenous Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system in February allowing it to destroy enemy rockets at a much higher altitude.
TOKYO, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Acting on his administration's drive to bolster military cooperation with Japan, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested Tokyo consider buying U.S. combat aircraft.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2011/01/18/US-pitches-jets-to-Japan/UPI-42461295379253/#ixzz1BQzHg1z0
Published: 18 Jan 2011 14:59
WASHINGTON - China got the technology for its first stealth fighter jet from Russia, a senior U.S. lawmaker said Jan. 18, one week after the airplane apparently made its maiden flight. "My understanding is that they built it on information that they received from Russia, from a Russian plane, that they were able to copy," House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon told reporters.
SEOUL South Korea has been negotiating with Russia to receive advanced defense technology as part of debt repayments, officials said Jan. 18. Russia has so far provided South Korea with weapons worth $740 million as a way of repaying about $1.3 billion in debts dating back to the days of the Soviet Union.
January 18, 2011
On January 10-12 meetings headed by the Azerbaijani Minister Yavar Jamalov were held in the Production Unions of the Ministry of Defense Industry. Briefings were listened on the results of the activities of the production unions in the year 2010 and project for the realization of State Defense Program for the year 2011 were discussed. It was mentioned during the meetings that design and testing of 86 defense products are intended to be accomplished this year.
January 18, 2011
Leaders of the General Staff Headquarters (GSH) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) met with the award-winning representatives of the GSH attending the National Science and Technology Award Conference on the afternoon of January 14. Chen Bingde, member of the Central Military Commission and chief of general staff of the PLA, delivered an important speech at the meeting.
The Philippines has a requirement for a single-engined light attack turboprop as it considers replacing its Rockwell OV-10 Broncos. The new aircraft will need to match the specifications of the OV-10 in terms of weapons, powerplant, and observation efficiency, says the Philippine air force. It will also need short take-off and landing capability.
Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky
being received by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal K. Verma
in New Delhi, on Monday. Photo: V.V. Krishnan
The navies of India and Russia on Monday discussed the scope of further expanding professional relations, including bilateral exercises. They also shared notes on the maritime environment in the Indian Ocean region amid the enlarging threat of piracy
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MBDA is bringing in missile power at the Aero India 2011. Proposed in the frame of Mirage 2000 upgrade program, MICA air-to-air missile will also be displayed on MBDA stall. MICA is the only missile in the world featuring two interoperable seekers (active radar and imaging infrared) to cover the spectrum from close-in dogfight to long beyond visual range. It is sometimes referred to as the silent interceptor as it is extremely hard to defend against.
The 2011 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition will be held over six days, from Tuesday 1 March to Sunday 6 March.
Industry-only trade sessions will be held Tuesday to Thursday (all day) and Friday will be both a trade and public day. The exposition will open each day from 9am until 5pm.
The public is not admitted during the industry-only trade sessions, which are restricted to accredited industry, defence and government professionals.
The show will open to the public on Friday 4 March (from 2pm to 9.30pm), Saturday 5 March and Sunday 6 March (from 8am to 6pm).
Associated industry and technology conferences, seminars and symposia will be held at Avalon and in Melbourne and Geelong during show week.
A major Careers and Skills program for teachers, careers professionals and students will be conducted at Avalon during the event.
IL-76TD fitted with the Airborne Early Warning dome
hosting the Israeli EL/M-2075 Phalcon radar comes to
a landing at Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel, on one of its
test flights in 2008. Photo: Rami Mizrachi
India is integrating several versions of airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) systems, integrated on board Russian and Brazilian aircraft, providing the Indian Air Force (IAF) a capability to detect targets and manage air operations beyond the range of conventional ground-based radars and tethered radars currently used by the Air Force.
January 18, 2011: South Korea, faced with the prospect of war with North Korea, or at least intervention after a collapse of their northern neighbor, has decided that South Korea suppliers of weapons and military equipment aren't doing good enough. Recent revelations of defective clothing and other equipment, and amphibious armored vehicles that sink have created an angry public. So the military procurement agency (DAPA) has undertaken a program to more closely monitor quality and compliance with military requirements, and to help suppliers do this (with cash, experts and whatever it takes.)
2011-01-18 (China Military News cited from wsj.com and written by ENDA CURRAN and RACHEL PANNETT) -- U.K. Secretary for Defense Liam Fox emphasized Tuesday the importance of the next generation U.S. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to counter China's development of its own stealth jet, after Britain and Australia agreed to strengthen defense cooperation in Asia during talks in Sydney.
2011-01-18 (China Military News cited from wsj.com and written by NATHAN HODGE) -- New evidence of China's military buildup has spurred interest in sales of the U.S.'s next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, U.S. defense and industry officials said.
By Bharat Verma
Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 17 January, 2011
Taken aback by screaming headlines in the media that nervous China may attack India in 2012, two former generals who commanded a corps and division respectively on the Sino-Indian borders, went in to war game huddle.
Both military men concluded that the Chinese couldn’t breach their respective corps or divisional boundaries. Since the Chinese cannot get away by attacking well entrenched corps or division they commanded earlier, the generals ruled out the possibility of China imposing war on India.