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La SNCF et l’Onera s’unissent pour développer des drones de surveillance des 30 000 kilomètres de voies

 

25 février 2015 Par Olivier James - Usinenouvelle.com


Pour surveiller ses 30 000 kilomètres de lignes ferroviaires à l’aide de drones, SNCF Réseau a fait appel à l’Onera. Ce partenariat de 4 millions d’euros vise in fine à automatiser le système actuel.

 

La surveillance des infrastructures de la SNCF via les drones s’apprête à changer d’échelle. On savait le donneur d’ordre parmi les entreprises les plus actives en matière d’utilisation de drones : le rapprochement avec l’Onera marque une nouvelle étape. Réseau SNCF (qui réunit SNCF Infra, DCF et RFF) vient de nouer un partenariat sur 5 ans avec le centre de recherches et technologies aéronautique et spatial, dont le montant s’élève à 4 millions d’euros.

"L’objectif est de passer des expérimentations locales avec des drones au développement et à la définition d’un futur système plus automatisé, résume Florent Muller, expert système et surveillance à l’Onera et chef de ce nouveau partenariat. En un mot, il s’agit de mettre en place un système qui soit chaque jour exploitable et opérationnel". Avec pour spécificités l’étendue géographique des infrastructures (30 000 kilomètres de voies ferrées) et leur diversité (gares, technicentres ferroviaires, ouvrages d’art, trains...).

 

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Partnerships: IDEX 2015


25 févr. 2015 BAE Systems

 

BAE Systems distinguishes itself with its diversity of international partners. We can leverage our broad technological portfolio and wealth of experience to maximise customer benefits. Our heritage in the Middle East is particularly rich, and we look forward to honouring our history of collaboration in the region by providing local partners with cutting edge solutions well into the future.

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photo Airbus DS

photo Airbus DS

 

February 25, 2015 By Nigel Pittaway – Defense News

 

VICTORIA, Australia — Christian Scherer, Airbus Defense & Space's executive vice president of marketing and sales, said today that he expects an export order for the A400M airlifter by the end of the year — the first since Malaysia signed for four aircraft in December 2005.

"Our expectation is that we will have an A400M export this year," he said.

An A400M from the French Air Force was present at the 2015 Australian International Air Show at the Avalon Airport near Melbourne as part of an around-the-world flight to verify the aircraft's capabilities.

The aircraft arrived at Avalon direct from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and was heading to Noumea in French New Caledonia at the conclusion of the show.

For full coverage of the 2015 Australian International Air Show, visit the Defense News Avalon Show Daily.

According to the aircraft commander, Lt. Col. Olivier Luneau, the A400M had flown in excess of 24 flying hours to Southern Australia without requiring anything more than routine maintenance along the way.

Speaking to reporters on the second trade day of Avalon 2015, Scherer also responded to recent comments in local media regarding the Royal New Zealand Air Force's interest in the Boeing C-17A, of which there are several "white tails" awaiting sale after the conclusion of production sometime in the northern hemisphere's summer.

"Our message to New Zealand is, with A400M you can cover all of the strategic requirements, which is mainly their Antarctic service," he said. "And at the same time, with the tactical capability of this aircraft, you can land on many of the various islands north of New Zealand, you can begin replacing, or sorting out your aging C-130 issues."

Scherer said that 10 A400Ms had been delivered to the air forces of France, Germany, Turkey and the United Kingdom to date, with the first aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force due to be handed over at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace show on the island of Langkawi in March.

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Typhoon - Phase 3 Enhancements


25 févr. 2015 BAE Systems

 

Andy Eddleston, Typhoon Product Development and Capability Director, discusses what the latest P3E enhancements means for Typhoon's capabilities.

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Poroshenko Gets His Guns in UAE

 

25.02.2015 by Maki Catama - aseanmildef.com

 

ABU DHABI, -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced the signing of a deal on military and technical cooperation with the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, during his visit to the IDEX-2015 Arms Expo in Abu Dhabi.

 

The president told reporters that he had signed a "very important memorandum about military and technical cooperation" with his UAE counterparts, without providing any more information on what the agreement will entail. The deal was struck between Ukrainian officials and UAE Crown Prince and Armed Forces Deputy Supreme Commander Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

 

Further details on the deal have not been confirmed by Ukrainian or Emirati officials.

 

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Military Industry Corporation (MIC) présente son obusier automoteur Khalifa-1 à IDEX 2015

Military Industry Corporation (MIC) présente son obusier automoteur Khalifa-1 à IDEX 2015

 

24 février, 2015 Nathan Gain (FOB)

 

De par son ampleur, la diversité des entreprises présentes et des produits mis en avant, l’International Defence Exhibition (IDEX), salon de défense bi-annuel devenu incontournable, réserve à chaque édition son lot de surprises.

 

L’édition 2015 n’a pas dérogé à la règle, apportant son lot de nouveautés, certaines étant parfois issues de nations plutôt « discrètes ». Relativement peu présent au sein de ce genre d’évènement, le Soudan est l’un de ces pays désormais capables de déployer un panel de nouveautés propre à surprendre jusqu’aux spécialistes les plus avertis. Au travers de l’importante « Military Industry Corporation » (MIC-Sudan), consortium national d’entreprises fondé en 1993, le Soudan crée et manufacture un vaste ensemble de produits et services, allant de la simple arme de poing au véhicule de combat d’infanterie.

 

Véritable vitrine de l’industrie soudanaise, la « Military Industry Corporation », basée à Karthoum, a traversé la mer Rouge avec deux produits majeurs : l’obusier automoteur de 122mm Khalifa-1 et le véhicule de reconnaissance Sarsar-2. Selon un délégué soudanais, tous deux sont déjà en service au sein de l’armée soudanaise.

 

Le Khalifa-1 est le résultat du mariage entre un canon de 122 mm D-30 et un chassis Kamaz 43118 6×6 redessiné, le tout pour une masse totale dépassant les 20 tonnes. Doté d’un équipage de 5 hommes, le Khalifa-1, selon MIC, est capable d’assurer une cadence de tir maximale allant jusqu’à 8 obus tirés à la minute (avec un premier obus déjà chargé, détail non négligeable). Capable d’atteindre une cible dans un rayon maximal de 17 km, le Khalifa-1 serait également en mesure de tirer son premier obus ou d’être prêt au redéploiement en un maximum d’une 1min30. Enfin, le Khalifa-1 est également équipé d’un système de contrôle de tir Karary IGZ01, composé d’un poste d’observation et d’un poste de commandement. De quoi rivaliser avec le Caesar ? D’après les représentants soudanais, cela ne fait aucun doute. Qu’importe la réponse, la question a au moins le mérite d’être posée.

 

Dans une toute autre catégorie, MIC met également l’accent un panel de véhicules légers, tel le véhicule de reconnaissance Sarsar-2. Basé sur un châssis KIA, le Sarsar-2 autorise le transport d’une escouade de 11 soldats (équipage compris), le tout protégé par un blindage de niveau BR6. Le moteur, un D4DA à 4 cylindres en ligne, développe 139 chevaux et autorise une vitesse maximale de 80 km/h. Une écoutille de toit permet l’installation d’une mitrailleuse de calibre 12.7mm/14.5mm.

 

Précisons que le Sarsar-2 et le Khalifa-1 ne sont que deux systèmes d’arme parmi tant d’autres présentés par la délégation soudanaise, démontrant par là même l’importance de s’intéresser à certaines industries nationales aux qualités par trop insoupçonnées.

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The Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM). Photo by Lockheed Martin

The Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM). Photo by Lockheed Martin

 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 25 By Richard Tomkins (UPI)

 

Lockheed Martin reports two new successful flight tests of its Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile by the U.S. Navy.

 

The tests of the missile were conducted in the Pacific Ocean from a submerged Ohio-class submarine.

 

The unarmed missiles, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, were converted into test configurations using kits with range safety devices and flight telemetry instrumentation that were produced by the company.

 

"These latest test flights demonstrate the reliability of the D5 missile and the readiness of the entire Trident Strategic Weapon System every minute of every day," said Mat Joyce, vice president of Fleet Ballistic Missile programs and deputy for Strategic & Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems. "The Navy program office, the submarine crews and the industry team never rest to ensure the safety, security and performance of this crucial deterrence system."

 

The two firings bring the number of successful flight tests of the missile since 1989 to 155, Lockheed Martin said.

 

The Trident II D5 is a three-stage ballistic missile. It can travel more than 4,000 nautical miles and carries multiple, independently targeted re-entry bodies.

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photo Airbus DS

photo Airbus DS


5 févr. 2015 Airbus DS

 

A400M Delivery to the point of need to support all kind of missions

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photo  Piaggio Aerospace

photo Piaggio Aerospace

 

24.02.2015 Aerobuzz.fr

Piaggio Aerospace vient d’annoncer que son drone P.1HH HammerHead avait effectué son premier vol en décembre 2014 sur la base aérienne italienne de Trapani Birgi. Cette étape marque l’ouverture du dossier de certification de ce MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) dérivé du biturbopropulseur d’affaires Avanti. Il est développé avec Finmeccanica-Selex ES et est destiné à la surveillance et à la sûreté. Le P.1HH HammerHead a été dévoilé au salon du Bourget 2013 par Piaggio Aerospace. Le constructeur d’origine italienne est aujourd’hui détenu à hauteur de 98,05% par Mubadala Development Company d’Abu Dhabi.

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Mohammed bin Rashid: UAE moves at a steady pace in manufacturing field to strengthen its defence capabilities

 

25/02/2015 uaeinteract.com

 

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has stressed that the UAE is moving at steady pace to achieve its developmental goals in various fields under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the support of Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.

 

In an interview on the occasion of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2015, His Highness said that the country's achievements have been witnessed across all sectors and have been accomplished by the hand of loyal and faithful Emiratis.

He expressed his satisfaction at the great developments witnessed by IDEX since its launch, hailing the great care and support dedicated to the event by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, resulting in its amazing success.

 

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UAE signs defence contracts worth about AED 4 bn on third day of IDEX

 

ABU DHABI, Feb 24th, 2015 (WAM)

 

The UAE Armed Forces has signed 7 new deals on the third day of IDEX valued at AED 3. 955 billion with local and foreign firms to buy military hardware including Aerial radars, helicopters and other ammunition.

 

Maj-Gen Obaid Al Ketbi, IDEX spokesman, briefing media today, said that the Armed Forces has entered into a deal with Tawazan Dynamics for the purchase of highly ultra-precision guided ammunition at a value of AED 1.53 billion, and also with Emirates Advanced Research and Technology Holding, EARTH, to develop Oshkosh defence systems and provide technical assistance and maintenance by providing spare parts with a total value of AED 864 million.

 

The Armed Forces has signed a deal with Caracal International, part of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), to buy 80 thousands modern assault rifles, type CAR816 at a value of AED 763 million.

 

The fourth deal was signed with AgustaWestland Aviation Services (AWAS) from Italy to buy 9 helicopters with a total value of AED 732 million, six will be for search and rescue purposes and three for VIP use.

 

The fifth deal was done with Rheinmentall Air Defence to provide technical support through providing spare parts and maintenance services, and repair for the Skyguard Cannon System at a value of AED 34 million.

 

The sixth deal was done with Raytheon Systems from Britain, to purchase and assemble an aerial radar to detect planes at a value of AED 11 million.

 

The final deal of today was signed with Thales Communications and Security from France for technical maintenance, repair and support of devices at a value of AED 21 million.

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TALON LGR, Anti-tank Missile - NIMR 6x6 - photo Raytheon

TALON LGR, Anti-tank Missile - NIMR 6x6 - photo Raytheon

 

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/

 

Raytheon Company and NIMR Automotive, part of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), are collaborating to equip NIMR armored vehicles with TALON™ Laser Guided Rockets.

Using the Raytheon remote weapons station, each vehicle will carry 16 TALON LGRs.

The RWS enables TALON to be fired from both stationary and moving vehicles, while an elevated sensor/designator enables the TALON to be fired from concealed positions ensuring lethality and survivability for the ground vehicle.

"Integration onto the NIMR vehicle further demonstrates the versatility of TALON," said Michelle Lohmeier, Raytheon vice president of Land Warfare Systems. "In partnership with EDIC, we are providing an affordable, near-term and reliable solution."

"The NIMR 6x6 tactical platform provides a range of modular system integration to support a full range of missions including armed reconnaissance, infrastructure defense, defensive fire suppression and border security," said Dr. Fahad Saif Harhara, NIMR CEO. "It can also support rapidly advancing infantry. The mobile and fixed firing modes enhance the vehicle's effectiveness and provide a significant advantage over existing heavy artillery.

 

About TALON

The TALON LGR is a low-cost, digital semi-active laser guidance and control kit co-developed with the United Arab Emirates. The TALON guidance section fits directly to the front of the legacy 2.75-inch Hydra-70 unguided rocket. TALON's architecture and ease of employment make it a low-cost, highly-precise weapon for missions in urban environments, as well as counter insurgency and swarming boat defense missions. TALON is fully compatible with existing airborne and ground laser designators.

 

About Emirates Defence Industries Company

EDIC is the region's premier integrated national defence services and manufacturing platform, providing world-class facilities, technology and support services. Based in the UAE, the company brings together the combined capabilities of the UAE's defense industries into a single integrated platform to enhance value for our clients, shareholders, partners and other stakeholders.

 

About NIMR

NIMR, a subsidiary of the Emirates Defence Industry Company, delivers highly capable wheeled military vehicles that are designed for the harshest environments, across a diverse scope of mission requirements. NIMR's range of desert-proven 4x4 and 6x6 vehicles are available in armored or non-armored configurations, with modular configurable crew capacity and payload, where protection and mobility is the focus of our design activities. Through engineering innovation, comprehensive testing and implementation of the highest standards in design and manufacturing, NIMR provides exceptional vehicle reliability and best-in-class desert performance to ensure the protection of the vehicle crews that use them. For more about NIMR, visit us at www.nimr.com

 

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter@raytheon.

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HAFEET Air Defence Vehicle - photo MBDA

HAFEET Air Defence Vehicle - photo MBDA

 

Feb 23, 2015 defense-aerospace.com

(Source: MBDA; issued Feb 22, 2015)

 

ABU DHABI --- MBDA and NIMR Automotive LLC, a light-medium weight military vehicle manufacturer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and part of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), an integrated national defence and services manufacturing platform, have entered into a commercial partnership to address a requirement of the Emirates Defence Forces for a high efficiency V-SHORAD air defence system.

The new HAFEET ADV proposed by the two companies features the MBDA MPCS (Multi-Purpose Combat System including a turret, sensors, IFF, Mistral missiles, command & firing posts and shelter equipment) that would be installed on NIMR’s latest HAFEET 640A all-terrain light armoured vehicle platform.

The combination of the MPCS equipped with MBDA’s latest generation Mistral missiles and of the NIMR vehicle would provide an unmatched mobile air defence capability allowing protection of convoys, armoured brigades in their manoeuvers as well as any land infrastructure or assets.

The two companies have already completed preliminary engineering studies and are in the stage of integrating the full system if ordered. Most of the HAFEET ADV components already exist and are modular.

Already in service in several forces in the world, the MPCS turret comprises a gyro-stabilized day/thermal sensor suite with integrated laser rangefinder. With four ready-to-fire, fire and forget, IR Mistral missiles, the HAFEET ADV enables the interception of a large spectrum of threats (high manoeuvering fighters, combat helicopters, UAV, UCAV, cruise missiles) at ranges exceeding 6 km and altitudes up to 5,000 m.

NIMR CEO Dr Fahad Saif Harhara stated “The HAFEET ADV concept is based on NIMR 6x6 tactical platform which combines high levels of mobility and protection to provide a multi-role platform for a broad spectrum of mission requirements”.

The MPCS system allows for low crew workload and short reaction time to provide Air Defence Forces with an outstanding high fire power against stressing attacks: a unit of six HAFEET ADVs can engage up to 24 different targets coming from any direction in less than 20 seconds with a reload capability of 48 Mistral missiles (8 additional Mistral missiles inside the HAFEET ADV shelter).

The HAFEET ADV can be operated in autonomous mode or in coordinated mode with MBDA’s latest generation of MCP (Mistral Coordination Post) equipped with 3D radar.

HAFEET ADV can be operated by a two or three man crew including a team leader and is air transportable.

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The LM-100J: One Plane. Many Capabilities.

24 févr. 2015 Lockheed Martin

We delivered more than 100 L-100s from the 1960's through the 90's. Several are still in operation today, performing missions no other commercial airlifter can perform. It's been said that only a Herc can replace a Herc. Enter the new LM-100J Super Hercules. All the proven features of the L-100, combined with the technological advancements of the C-130J.

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En direct des BPC


6 Février 2015 Marine Nationale

Permettant des missions de basse et haute intensité, dans les airs, en surface et à terre, les bâtiments de projection et de commandement sont des outils d’excellence pour les armées. L’ouvrage de Luc-Christophe Guillerm propose une plongée encyclopédique et photographique de près d’une décennie dans cet univers. Un livre pour embarquer !

› Mistral, Tonnerre, Dixmude – Les BPC de la Marine nationale de Luc-Christophe Guillerm. Préface de l’Amiral (2S) Édouard Guillaud. 223 pages - 39 € (éditions SPE Barthélémy)

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Sentinel-2 watches Earth's landmasses


23 févr. 2015 Airbus DS

 

The Sentinel-2 satellites will deliver optical images from the visible-near infrared to short-wave infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum using a total of 13 spectral bands with a resolution of 10, 20 or 60 meters and a swath width of 290 km and will be used mainly in the areas of land use, soil sealing, land management, forest monitoring, natural disasters (floods, forest fires, landslides, erosion) and humanitarian aid.
Sentinel-2 is one of the European “Copernicus” programme satellites built under the industrial leadership of Airbus Defence and Space for the European Space Agency.

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Airbus A400M refuels two F-18 fighters simultaneously

 

18/2/2015 Airbus DS

 

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has further proved its credentials as a tanker by successfully demonstrating simultaneous air-to-air refuelling of two F/A-18 fighters. In the course of four flights, the A400M performed 74 contacts and dispensed 27.2 tonnes of fuel to the Spanish Air Force aircraft. Refuelling was conducted at altitudes of 20,000ft - 33,000ft, and airspeeds of 180kt - 300kt – the preferred refuelling envelope for fighters.

 

With a basic fuel capacity of 50.8 tonnes which can be increased by the use of extra cargo hold tanks, the A400M is the most capable tactical tanker in the market. The standard A400M aircraft has full provisions for air-to-air refuelling (AAR) operations already installed and only requires the rapid installation of the optional air-to-air refuelling kit to become a tanker. Designed from the outset to be a dual-role transport and tanker aircraft, the A400M provides air forces with a cost-effective way to acquire an air-to-air refuelling capability in addition to a versatile logistic and tactical airlifter.

 

On a typical tanking mission where it would loiter for 2 hours at a range of 500 nm (930 km) from base, the A400M would have a potential “fuel give-away” of 34,000 kg (75,000 lb).

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Earth Observation


24 févr. 2015 Thales

 

Thales Alenia Space is a leader in Earth observation, based on its high or very-high resolution optical and radar payloads. We have established a position as a major supplier in export markets, covering military, dual and civilian missions: intelligence gathering, target designation, mapping, crisis management, meteorology, oceanography, climatology, etc...

 

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Working with Danish Industry - Danish Defence & Aerospace Conference 2015


18 févr. 2015 BAE Systems

 

During the past two years we’ve worked with 40 Danish companies across our Air, Land, Maritime and Security global supply chain. If you look back over the past ten years then we have worked with 125 Danish firms.In this short video clip you can listen to some of our partners explaining the benefits of working with BAE Systems

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The Australian F-35 Program 2014 Highlights


21 févr. 2015 Lockheed Martin

 

The F-35 program’s success in 2014 was punctuated by international expansion. In December, the first two Australian F-35As arrived at Luke AFB. Currently, Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, Australia’s first F-35 pilot, is undergoing training at Eglin AFB. 2014 was highlighted by building momentum, increasing maturity and meeting F-35 program milestones. This video highlights a few of the F-35 program’s most notable accomplishments of 2014

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Iraq buys Husky 2G route clearance vehicles

 

23 February 2015 by defenceWeb

 

The Iraqi Ministry of Defence has purchased Husky 2G route clearance vehicles from DCD Protected Mobility in a deal worth more than R200 million, DCD has announced.

 

DCD Protected Mobility told defenceWeb that the contract will be completed by the end of March this year. It was awarded to Critical Solutions International (CSI), DCD Protected Mobility’s marketing partner responsible for selling, distributing and supporting DCD’s product worldwide.

 

“This procurement represents a critical enhancement of Iraq's route clearance mission and its ability to maintain freedom of manoeuvre and oppose ISIS and other forces within Iraq,” said Andrew Mears, DCD Protected Mobility Business Executive: Defence. "We are honoured to have been awarded this contract and are looking forward to working with the Iraqi Ministry of Defence to fully support this programme and any future requirements. The Iraqi government has determined that the Husky 2G is essential to defeating IED and mine threats and represents a noteworthy investment in saving lives and enhancing the capability of this significant new customer, the Iraqi military."

 

Over the past decade, the Husky family of vehicles has saved countless lives around the globe. Responding to the need for longer mission duration and enhanced detection capability, the Husky 2G two-operator variant was originally developed and delivered to the US Army. The addition of a second operator allows the Husky driver to focus on vehicle control and situational awareness, while the second operator monitors and analyses the advanced sensor systems and operational environment. The US Army recognised this life-saving vehicle design with an Innovation of the Year Award for 2010.

 

The Husky 2G is equipped with the NIITEK MMDS Ground Penetrating Radar and the FASCAN interrogation arm used to interrogate suspected mines and IEDs. It is also equipped with the TORC Robotics 360 Situational Awareness camera system and QinetiQ North Americas QNET, which provides the vehicle with lightweight protection from rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs). The upgraded Husky 2G features additional power and has the capability for future integration of additional sensors and enhancements, according to DCD.

 

The Husky vehicle-mounted mine detection system (VMMD), previously known as the Chubby system, was developed in the 1970s for the South African Defence Force to clear roads of mines in Namibia and Angola. The system comprises of two Husky vehicles: the first acts as a Mine Detection Vehicle (MDV) (previously a Meerkat). The second vehicle (a Husky) tows a mine-detonating trailer.

 

The South African Army uses the Meerkat while the Husky system is being used by Canada, the USA, UK, France, Australia, Angola, Kenya, Uganda, Spain and Turkey. The Husky system had taken 7 000 hits in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, with no mine or improvised explosive device fatalities.

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Israël: 14 avions de combat F-35 commandés aux Etats-Unis

 

22.02.2015 i24news.tv (AFP)

 

Cette acquisition est financée par Washington dont l'aide atteint plus de 3 milliards de dollars par an

 

Le ministère israélien de la Défense a annoncé dimanche avoir conclu un accord avec les Etats-Unis pour l'acquisition de 14 avions de combat furtifs de type F-35 supplémentaires.

 

"Le montant de cette commande va atteindre près de trois milliards de dollars avec un prix moyen pour chaque appareil de 110 millions de dollars", a précisé le ministère sur Twitter.

 

Selon les médias israéliens, l'acquisition des F-35 sera financée par l'aide militaire des Etats-Unis à Israël qui atteint plus de trois milliards de dollars par an. Les appareils sont censés être livrés sur deux ans à partir de la fin de 2016.

 

La correspondante militaire de la radio publique a précisé que ce montant incluait des équipements, de l'armement, l'entretien des avions ainsi que l'entraînement de leurs pilotes. La radio a ajouté qu'Israël avait l'intention de commander 17 autres F-35 dans les prochaines années.

 

Israël avait signé il y a quatre ans un premier accord de 2,75 milliards de dollars pour l'achat de 19 F-35, fabriqués par le groupe américain de défense Lockheed Martin, a rappelé la radio.

 

L'entreprise israélienne Elbit Systems est partie prenante de la fabrication des casques pour les pilotes des F-35, et les industries militaires israéliennes produisent certaines des pièces des avions.

 

Le F-35 qui, selon son constructeur, permet d'échapper aux radars et de voler à une vitesse supersonique, a accusé une série de revers, contretemps techniques, années de retard et explosion des coûts.

 

Ces chasseurs sont destinés à remplacer une grande partie de la flotte de l'armée américaine, le programme militaire le plus cher de l'histoire des Etats-Unis qui a connu de nombreux contretemps avec un budget ayant explosé pour atteindre 390 milliards de dollars, pour 2.443 avions, et quelque sept années de retard.

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18 février Aerobuzz.fr

 

Daher-Socata a mis en place un site internet spécifique dédié aux diverses applications utilitaires du TBM regroupées sous l’appellation TBM-MMA (Multi-Mission Aircraft). Le site s’adresse plus particulièrement aux agences gouvernementales, aux opérateurs parapublics et professionnels, aux forces armées. Il couvre les missions DRI (Détection, Reconnaissance, Identification), le sanitaire, le fret, le transport de personnel. Il présente le support client, un des atouts de l’avionneur français.

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A330 MRTT The Benchmark

 

24 févr. 2015 Airbus DS

 

The A330 MRTT is the most capable Tanker/ Transporter currently available. It carries more passengers and more freight than any competitor whilst concurrently performing its refueling mission. Also, its tank capacity is sufficient to supply the required fuel quantities without the need for any additional reservoirs.

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L’EC145 T2 est motorisé avec l’Arriel 2E de Turbomeca photo Airbus HC

L’EC145 T2 est motorisé avec l’Arriel 2E de Turbomeca photo Airbus HC

 

23 février Aerobuzz.fr

 

L’Armée royale thaïlandaise six hélicoptères légers EC145 T2, la dernière évolution en date du bimoteur EC145 et aussi la plus puissantes (masse maximale au décollage de 3,65 tonnes). L’EC145 T2 est équipé d’un cockpit numérique et d’un pilote automatique 4 axes. Les EC145 T2 thaïlandais seront aménagés en version VIP, et destinés au transport de personnalités. Les livraisons débuteront en 2016.

 

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