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5 novembre 2015 4 05 /11 /novembre /2015 17:50
photo Airbus DS

photo Airbus DS

 

04 November 2015 by Guy Martin - defenceWeb

 

European defence giant Airbus Defence and Space is developing a passive radar system that will soon be available to customers.

 

Active radars have been around for decades but they have their disadvantages, according to Frank Bernhardt: Head of Programme: Passive Radar at Airbus Defence and Space Electronics. By emitting a signal, active radars give away their positions and although there are various ways in which they can try and avoid detection, this is a significant drawback. Other limitations are emitting radiation that can interfere with other signals or can violate health and safety rules (such as emitting in a built-up area).

The idea of passive radar technology has been around since the 1930s, with Robert Watson-Watt performing experiments in 1935. However, it was not until some 20 years ago that technology (especially computer power) matured enough for passive radar to become viable.

The first passive radar systems were bistatic – in other words, the transmitter and receiver were in different places. Modern passive radar uses any transmitter of opportunity to detect disturbances and reflections in electromagnetic signals in order to determine the position of an object. Bernhardt said that FM radio signals and digital video broadcasting signals are the main passive radar sensors as they are strong emitters good for air surveillance.

Bernhardt said that the resurgence of passive radar has come about because of the availability of advanced processing technology that requires huge computing power. Another driver is the fact that there are a lot more emitters out there, providing many more signals to work with – if there are no electromagnetic signals in the atmosphere, passive radar obviously cannot work.

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M 1126 Stryker ICV with 30mm cannon and M2 Machine Guns for Lithuania

 

Nov 5, 2015 ASDNews Source : Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)

 

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Lithuania for Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $599 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 4, 2015.

The Government of Lithuania has requested a sale of eighty-four (84) M 1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV) with the ATK 30mm cannon, the XM813 30mm cannon or a European variant with the Remote Weapon Station and eighty-four (84) M2 Flex Machine Guns. Additionally, they have requested the ICV-30 package, including contractor logistics support, support equipment, spare parts, armaments, two (2) AN/PRC-152 Radios per vehicle, one (l) AN/PSN-13 DAGR per vehicle, one (l) VIC-3 per vehicle, training aids/devices/simulators & simulations (TADSS), translated technical manuals with laptop computers, training, Foreign Service Representatives (FSRs), OCONUS Contractor vehicle deprocessing services and technical assistance. The total estimated value of MDE is $462 million. The overall total estimated value is $599 million.

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5 novembre 2015 4 05 /11 /novembre /2015 17:25
Haiti: La surveillance des frontières confiée à une firme israélienne

 

27.10.2015 haitinews509.net

 

La sécurité des frontières haïtiennes va être assurée par une firme israélienne HLSI. Un protocole d’accord a été signé le vendredi 23 octobre entre le Gouvernement Haïtien, représenté par Wilson Laleau, Ministre de l’Économie et la firme israélienne HLSI, représentée par sa vice-présidente Mme Eva Peled, en présence de Ronald Décembre, Secrétaire d’État aux Finances, de Max Antoine, Secrétaire Exécutif de la Commission Technique des Frontières (CTF), d’Hérold Etienne, Directeur Général du Ministère des Finances, de Victor Saint-Louis, Directeur Général des Douanes, de Miradin Morlan, Directeur Général des Impôts (DGI) et de Me Lesy Etienne, Directeur Général adjoint chargé des affaires juridiques du Ministère des Finances.

 

Cet accord sur le renforcement de la gestion des frontières porte notamment sur :

    La restructuration et la modernisation de 9 postes douaniers ;

    L’acquisition de matériels et équipements ;

    La surveillance frontalière (aérienne, terrestre et maritime) ;

    Le Renforcement des capacités des employés.

 

« La gestion frontalière constitue un gros défi pour l’Etat Haïtien qui  perd chaque jour   beaucoup  d’argent  et qui n’arrive pas  à contrôler le trafic qui s’y fait », a précisé le Ministre Wilson Laleau .

 

L’objectif  visé par ce protocole  d’accord  est  la modernisation des postes douaniers, la reforme au niveau des douanes et la  surveillance continue des frontières.

 

La date du début des opérations n’a toutefois pas été communiquée.

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Northrop Grumman Long Range Strike Bomber concept

Northrop Grumman Long Range Strike Bomber concept


Nov 05, 2015 defense-aerospace.com

(Source: Fortune; published Nov 04, 2015)

 

The Air Force’s New Bomber Faces A Pentagon Budget Battle (excerpt)

 

As Congress seeks billion in defense cuts, America’s new $100 billion stealth bomber looks for space in the Pentagon’s long-term spending plan

The battle over who will build the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation stealth bomber came to a close last week, but a new conflict is already developing at the Pentagon. A defense budget passed Friday has Congress and military planners seeking $5 billion in defense cuts, as the Air Force prepares to squeeze another costly development program into a Pentagon budget already packed with big-ticket weapons buys.

Last week’s award of the Long Range Strike Bomber program, or LRS-B, to Northrop Grumman over a joint bid by defense giants Lockheed Martin “LMT” and Boeing “BA” marks what is expected to be the Pentagon’s last major combat aircraft program for a decade. But as defense planners embark on a slew of much-needed modernization programs over the next decade, money remains scarce—and could grow scarcer still.

With limited funds to go around, the LRS-B program could find itself competing for funds with myriad Pentagon programs amid tightening budgets. The U.S. Navy has embarked on a major program—starting in the early 2020s—to replace its fleet of Ohio-class nuclear submarines, a key component of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. The U.S. Army is engaged in a multi-billion dollar effort to upgrade its ground vehicles and plans to develop and buy a whole new fleet of helicopters in the 2020s. Meanwhile, the Army, Navy, and Marines are all engaged in the $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

Within the Air Force alone, the LRS-B will join a number of major new and ongoing programs. In the next several years, the service plans to begin replacing its fleet of E-8 ground surveillance aircraft known as JSTARS, its aging Vietnam War-vintage T-38 jet trainers, and its land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles.

A new combat rescue helicopter and a replacement for Air Force One are in the works. Meanwhile, Air Force brass have also prioritized ramping up production on both the F-35 and the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker—made by Lockheed and Boeing respectively—at the same time the LRS-B is trying to get off the ground. (end of excerpt)


Click here for the full story, on the Fortune website.

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Sikorsky Completes VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Milestones

 

Nov 5, 2015 ASDNews Source : Sikorsky Aircraft

 

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced today the successful completion of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Preliminary Design Review (PDR), completion of the integration and performance testing of mission communications system (MCS) components, and Sikorsky’s acceptance of the second S-92A™ aircraft for the program. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 “Completing these three milestones on or ahead of schedule is a fantastic accomplishment. We are committed to executing this program on-time and within budget. These achievements keep this program moving forward,” said Spencer Elani, Sikorsky program director, VH-92A. 

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5 novembre 2015 4 05 /11 /novembre /2015 13:50
photo Bundeswehr

photo Bundeswehr

 

5 nov. 2015 Quelle: Redaktion der Bundeswehr 09/2015 15E30501

 

Seit der Eingliederung des Systems Mantis in die Bundeswehr im Jahr 2012 werden unterschiedlichste Szenarien durchgespielt. Unter anderem wird der Überschuss mit Mörsern durchgeführt, um die Effektivität des Systems zu testen. Mit Drohnen wird überprüft, ob Mantis den Unterschied zwischen Freund und Feind erkennt.



 

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Patrolvessel KV Nordkapp (W 320) in the Adventfjord, Spitsbergen photo Prillen

Patrolvessel KV Nordkapp (W 320) in the Adventfjord, Spitsbergen photo Prillen

 

11/04/2015  Oliver Austin - DefenceIQ

 

This November, Norwegian Navy’s Nordkapp-class offshore patrol boats are to be fitted with the SIGMA 40 laser-gyro navigation systems, developed and manufactured by France-based Sagem.

 

The standalone system is designed to guarantee high-precision navigation even in the harshest environments. The Royal Norwegian Navy is said to have opted for SIGMA 40 because of its sustained performance under the country’s specific maritime conditions, including fjords, inclement weather and ice. The system also offers long-term resistance to shocks, complying with with shock resistance specifications in the military standard MIL-S 901 D.

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5 novembre 2015 4 05 /11 /novembre /2015 12:50
Weapons: Czechs Rearm To Face Russia

 

November 5, 2015: Adam Szczepanik – Strategy Page

 

Last week the Czech Republic approved an emergency $50 million order for new weapons. This was caused by the recent tensions between NATO (which the Czechs belong to) and Russia (which the Czechs fear). One of most significant parts of that order consists of 2,600 CZ 805 BREN assault rifles in different variants, in addition to 800 underbarrel grenade launchers, thousands of sights, and other related equipment.

 

This rifle, produced locally in Czech Republic since 2009, was already in the process of slowly becoming new standard rifle for Czech army and also select police units, replacing the 1950’s era VZ.58 assault rifle. This was cold war era 7.62x39mm weapon weighing 3.1kg (6.83 pound). It was 845mm (33.26 inch) long with a 30 round magazine and side folding stock.  Although it resembles the AK-47 in appearance it shares no common parts with it, even their magazines are not interchangeable. It is capable of single shots and fully automatic fire. While quite popular and well regarded for its quality and compact dimensions, this rifle was starting to show the limitations of its aged design, in addition to incompatibility with NATO standard ammunition and accessories.

 

Priced at approximately $3400, the new, modular CZ 805 in the most common A1 configuration, is a 5.56x45mm weapon firing NATO standard ammo. The  3.6kg (7.93 pound) rifle is  670-910mm (26.3-35.8 inch) long and has an adjustable stock (folded\fully extended). It is a gas-operated rifle and is fed from 30 round magazines made of translucent polymer that is compatible with STANAG and G36 magazines, including 20, 30 and 100 round ones.

 

The assault rifle has fitted a Picatinny rail on the top of receiver with more rails running on the sides and the bottom of the forend. Thanks to this the CZ 805 will accept a wide variety of additional sighting equipment, like red-dot or telescope day sights, night sights, laser sights, in addition to folding iron sights which are meant for use when proper sights are unavailable. The rifle has an ambidextrous safety/fire selector switch that can be set to single shots, two round bursts and fully automatic fire.

 

So far the only variants of the modular weapon are the A1- full length assault rifle, and A2 - shorter barreled carbine one. The variants can be easily switched once the parts become available thanks to quick change barrels.  Further planned variants include a long barreled DMR (Designated Marksman Rifle) one and a heavy barreled SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon).  Versions in different calibers are also planned, including 7.62x39mm, and 6.8mm SPC.  There is also a heavy B variant planned, designed to use heavier, full power rifle rounds, like 7.62x51NATO and .300 Winchester Magnum, but its development is not continuing because of lack of prospective buyers.

 

CZ 805 G1

CZ 805 G1

The underbarrel grenade launcher ordered for the CZ 805 BREN is CZ 805 G1, also Czech produced, and was designed with this rifle in mind, as the shared designation suggests.  This 2.23 kg, 413mm (16.25 inch) long, 664mm (26.14 inch) with stock, single shot, rear loaded, single shot 40x46mm grenade launcher can be mounted on a rifle’s underbarrel rail or used as a standalone weapon. The rear loading allows it to use grenades of all lengths, which allows it to fire all kinds of anti-vehicle, anti-personnel, specialist and non-lethal rounds.

 

Even though not as compact as the weapon it is replacing, the CZ 805 is a long due technological step forward for the Czech Army, and it is already having some success on the international market too. The CZ 805 is already being used by the Slovak Army (which used it in combat in the Afghanistan War), Mexican Federal Police, Egyptian Police, Moldovan internal troops, in addition to Czech Army and law enforcement. A civilian, semiautomatic variant of the rifle is also a major possibility for increasing its sales.

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photo Lockheed Martin

photo Lockheed Martin

 

Nov 2, 2015 ASDNews Source : Lockheed Martin

 

The Q-53 has been successfully deployed in combat since 2010

 

 When troops need to set up and quickly track incoming threats, they rely on battlefield-proven 360-degree protection provided by the Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) counterfire target acquisition radar . The U.S. Army announced that it will buy an additional seven Q-53 systems valued at $85 million, ensuring that the Q-53 continues to be the radar of choice to keep troops safe from persistent insurgent attacks. Additionally, Lockheed Martin was selected in June to upgrade 19 of the U.S. Army’s Q-53 radars. The high-performing hardware and software is constantly evolving to accommodate technical advances in capabilities and address global threats.

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Specialist Engine Facilities for Typhoon Jets at RAF Lossiemouth

 

Nov 2, 2015 ASDNews Source : Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)

 

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has awarded contracts worth a combined GBP15 million for 2 new projects at RAF Lossiemouth to support the station's Typhoon aircraft.

 

RAF Lossiemouth is an RAF fast jet main operating base and is home to squadrons operating both the Typhoon and Tornado jets. The station is also the Quick Reaction Alert (Interceptor) North base, meaning that it provides crews and jets to intercept unidentified aircraft in UK airspace.

The contract for an Installed Engine Test Facility, at a value of just over £9 milion, has been awarded to Henry Brothers. This building will house aircraft undergoing testing following the repair or replacement of an engine. The enclosed facility will be very specialised, featuring technology to keep the aircraft in place while the engine is running and an instant fire suppression system. It will also include soundproofing technology to reduce engine noise to a safe level and deaden sound waves which could otherwise damage the aircraft.

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5 novembre 2015 4 05 /11 /novembre /2015 08:35
Le ministre russe de la Défense Sergueï Choïgou - photo Sputnik

Le ministre russe de la Défense Sergueï Choïgou - photo Sputnik

 

02.11.2015 sputniknews.com

 

Selon le ministre russe de la Défense, les deux pays sont passés de relations vendeur - acheteur à un partenariat étroit.

 

La Russie sera et reste actuellement le partenaire principal de l'Inde dans le domaine de la défense, a indiqué lundi le ministre indien de la Défense Manohar Parrikar lors de la réunion de la Commission intergouvernementale russo-indienne de coopération militaro-technique à Moscou.

 

"L'Inde a proposé aux producteurs russes de prendre part au programme militaire technique +Fabriqué en Inde+ et a élaboré une série de mesures pour cela", a déclaré M. Parrikar.

 

De son côté, le ministre russe de la Défense Sergueï Choïgou a noté que la Russie et l'Inde sont passées au partenariat étroit.

 

"Notre coopération est effectivement passée de relations vendeur — acheteur à un partenariat mutuellement avantageux. Dans l’avenir, il est prévu la création d'un avion de transport multi-rôles, d'un chasseur de cinquième génération et une série de projets dans le domaine naval", a fait savoir M. Choïgou.

 

De même, selon lui, "la position renforcée de nos Etats a une influence stabilisatrice sur la situation internationale. L'année dernière, nous avons mené des exercices conjoints dans les trois branches des forces armées. En novembre et décembre 2015, la Russie et l'Inde comptent organiser une manœuvre antiterroriste et des exercices navals qui auront lieu en Inde".

 

"A l'issue de la réunion de la Commission, un accord d’intentions en matière de développement des relations bilatérales entre la Russie et l'Inde dans le domaine militaro-technique a été signé", ont déclaré les représentants du service de presse du ministère russe de la Défense aux journalistes.

 

Le ministre indien de la Défense a également exprimé ses condoléances à la Russie suite au crash de l'avion russe Airbus A321 survenu samedi dans le Sinaï.

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LM, International Partners Establish U.A.E.-based Machining Technology Center

 

Nov 3, 2015 ASDNews Source : Lockheed Martin

 

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Exechon AB, a Sweden-based technology company and Abu Dhabi-based Injaz National have formed a new joint-venture company in the United Arab Emirates focused on advanced machining technology. The new Abu Dhabi-based joint venture, Exechon Enterprises L.L.C., will establish an engineering and manufacturing center of excellence for Parallel Kinematics Machining (PKM) in the aerospace, defense and automotive sectors, as well as other industrial areas.

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5 novembre 2015 4 05 /11 /novembre /2015 08:20
photo Lockheed Martin

photo Lockheed Martin

 

Nov 3, 2015 ASDNews Source : Lockheed Martin

 

Vector Hawk to support canister and hand launch requirements for U.S. forces

 

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a $4.6 million contract from the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) for the continued development of a maritime canister-launched small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS). “We are extending our sUAS capabilities to tactical maritime users with the Vector Hawk’s innovative canister deployment and launch ability,” said Jay McConville, Lockheed Martin director of business development for Unmanned Solutions.

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5 novembre 2015 4 05 /11 /novembre /2015 08:20
photo US Navy

photo US Navy

 

Nov 3, 2015 ASDNews Source : US Navy

 

The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Billings (LCS 15) at Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard, Nov. 2. Mrs. Sharla Tester, Billings' sponsor and wife of Sen. Jon Tester, authenticated the ship's keel. As the ship's sponsor, Tester serves as an advocate and honorary member of the crew .

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5 novembre 2015 4 05 /11 /novembre /2015 08:20
photo Morpho Détection

photo Morpho Détection

 

ANDOVER, Massachusetts, le 4 novembre 2015 - Morpho (Safran)

 

Morpho (Safran), par l'intermédiaire de sa filiale Morpho Detection, a annoncé aujourd'hui une commande pour des détecteurs de traces d'explosifs Itemiser® DX de plus de 5 millions de dollars.

Les détecteurs Itemiser DX commandés par une agence gouvernementale américaine serviront au contrôle des passagers et des bagages sur des installations aéroportuaires situées dans le monde entier. Selon les termes du contrat, Morpho Detection fournira un service de maintenance et d'intervention rapide pour garantir des performances de pointe et une disponibilité maximale du système.
Léger et portatif, l'Itemiser DX est capable de détecter des traces d'explosifs sur la peau, les vêtements, les objets transportés, les sacs, les véhicules et toute autre surface.

« Grâce à ses capacités de détection et d'identification des traces d'explosifs sur différentes surfaces, le détecteur Itemiser (ETD) joue un rôle essentiel et croissant dans le processus de contrôle », déclare Karen Bomba, PDG de Morpho Detection. « Organismes gouvernementaux, aéroports, transporteurs de fret aérien, forces de l'ordre : quelle que soit la taille de l'organisation et ses besoins en matière de sécurité, l'importance de l'intégration d'une technologie avancée de détection de traces dans le processus de contrôle est désormais reconnue. » 

Certifiés par sept organismes de réglementation internationaux, plus de 5 000 Itemiser DX ont été déployés à travers le monde dans les points de contrôle des aéroports, les installations de contrôle du fret aérien et des bagages à main, et sur d'autres sites sensibles.

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photo US Navy

photo US Navy

 

Nov 3, 2015 ASDNews Source : US Navy

 

Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 6, the future USNS Brunswick, completed Acceptance Trials, Oct. 23. The ship, which was constructed by Austal USA, is the sixth ship of the EPF class. The EPF class ships were formerly known as Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV).

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Dash 8 US Army landing at Glasgow (2012) photo Mark Harkin

Dash 8 US Army landing at Glasgow (2012) photo Mark Harkin

 
Nov 05, 2015 defense-aerospace.com

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Nov 05, 2015)

 

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $661,840,250 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the design, architecture engineering, configuration management, system integration, aircraft integration, testing, technical and logistics support of the Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) system.

Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received with an estimated completion date of Nov. 3, 2020. Funding and work location will be determined with each order.

Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56KGY-16-D-0001).

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Le VBCI de Nexter (ici équipé d'une tourelle T40), futur véhicule de combat d'infanterie de la Lituanie?

Le VBCI de Nexter (ici équipé d'une tourelle T40), futur véhicule de combat d'infanterie de la Lituanie?

 

4 novembre, 2015 Nathan Gain (FOB)

 

La Lituanie devrait finalement sélectionner son futur véhicule de combat d’infanterie d’ici la fin du mois, a récemment déclaré le ministère de la Défense Nationale lituanien, Juozas Olekas. Deux nouvelles candidatures issues des Etats-Unis et de Pologne (des Rosomak ?) ont en effet repoussé la prise de décision de quelques semaines afin de permettre au Ministère concerné d’effectuer les recherches et analyses sous-jacentes et de récolter les détails complémentaires nécessaires auprès de la dizaine d’industriels ayant déjà fait offre, parmi lesquels Nexter.

 

« L’analyse des nouvelles offres prendra du temps supplémentaire, nous avons donc postposés la prise de décision finale concernant l’achat de véhicule de combat d’infanterie à la fin du mois de Novembre. D’ici là, nous espérons avoir reçu les données complémentaires de la part des industriels s’étant manifestés auparavant, ce qui nous permettra de réaliser une évaluation appropriée des offres gouvernementales et industrielles, » a déclaré Juozas Olekas.

 

Le futur blindé 8×8 envisagé par la Lituanie remplacera les antiques véhicules chenillés M113. Les véhicules acquis seront initialement utilisés pour équiper deux bataillons de brigade d’infanterie mécanisée « Iron Wolf ». Chaque bataillon comprend trois compagnies, chacune dotée de 10 à 12 véhicules, pour un total variant de 60 à 72 blindés. La Lituanie n’exclut toutefois pas l’achat de véhicules supplémentaires.

 

Outre les deux propositions « G2G » (de gouvernement à gouvernement) dernièrement reçues par les militaires lituaniens, on retrouve Nexter et son VBCI, décliné en 25 et en 40 mm. Dévoilée en février dernier lors du salon IDEX, cette version musclée du VBCI ne met rien de moins en œuvre que le fameux canon 40CTAS développé en partenariat avec BAE Systems pour le programme AJAX britannique.

 

Neuf autres compagnies ont répondu à la RFI (Request for Information) envoyée le 17 juillet 2014 par le MinDef lituanien : Patria et son AMV équipé d’une tourelle UT 30 Mk2, le Boxer d’ARTEC armé soit d’une tourelle RCT 30 ou LANCE 30, le Superav d’IVECO doté également d’une UT 30 Mk2, le fameux LAV II de General Dynamics Land Systems assorti d’une tourelle MCT30 produite par le norvégien Kongsberg, General Dynamics European Land System et le Piranha, l’Arma et la tourelle Mizra-30 d’Otokar et, enfin, le PARS de FNSS pourvu d’une tourelle E30. Par ailleurs, Elbit Systems et Lockheed Martin ont quant à eux offert un système d’armement principal, à savoir respectivement les tourelles UT 30 Mk1 et 2, et la 40CTAS.

 

Ce programme, le plus important jamais mis en œuvre par les forces armées lituaniennes, est doté d’un budget estimé à 460 millions d’euros. Une fois ce choix officialisé, le ministère de la Défense Nationale lituanien lancera la procédure d’acquisition proprement dite, une étape qui devrait durer entre 4 et 10 mois selon le type de procédure choisi. Les premières livraisons sont prévues pour 2017 et devraient continuer jusqu’en 2020.

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Soyuz Flight VS13 photo Arianespace

Soyuz Flight VS13 photo Arianespace

 

Nov 4, 2015 ASDNews Source : Arianespace

 

The satellites for Arianespace’s 12th flight in 2015 – which will close out the company’s record year of launch activity – have arrived in French Guiana with delivery of the latest two European Galileo navigation platforms to be lofted by Soyuz. These spacecraft landed at Cayenne’s Félix Eboué Airport aboard a chartered freighter jetliner, and were transferred via road to the Spaceport’s S1 payload preparation facility for checkout.

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NGC Awarded Engineering, Manufacturing and Development Contract for US Navy's SEWIP Block 3 Development

 

Nov 2, 2015 ASDNews Source : Northrop Grumman Corporation

 

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $91.7 million engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) contract from the U.S. Navy to further mature system designs for the AN/SLQ-32(V)7 (SEWIP B3) electronic warfare system. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will finalize integration modeling and test plans, and produce two prototype models for laboratory and field testing. The contract award follows the successful completion of the preliminary design review (PDR) for the electronic warfare system.

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LM-Built Systems Successfully Destroy Multiple Targets in Test of BMDS

 

Nov 2, 2015 ASDNews Source : Lockheed Martin

 

Aegis, THAAD, C2BMC Integrated for Successful Test

 

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the Missile Defense Agency successfully conducted a multifaceted operational test of the ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) that resulted in the successful intercepts of multiple air and missile targets launched within moments of one another. In the test, the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System   and the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System aboard the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) received support from a sensor command-and-control architecture that included an AN/TPY-2 radar, and the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications ( C2BMC ) suite.

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KATFISH (Kraken Active Tow FISH) sonar system

KATFISH (Kraken Active Tow FISH) sonar system

 

ST. JOHN'S, NL--(Marketwired - November 02, 2015) - Kraken Sonar Inc.

 

Kraken Sonar Inc. ("Kraken") (TSX VENTURE: PNG) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has received a $1.5 million contract from a major international defence contractor for a KATFISH sonar system. Along with spare parts and support, the initial order could exceed $2 million. Due to the sensitivity of its business, the client's name cannot be disclosed.

The agreement includes multiple stages, starting with a first phase for the manufacture and supply of Kraken's KATFISH system. The customer will make an advance payment on the contract in 2015. Approximately 75% of the contract revenue is expected be realized in 2016. Subject to contract options, the next phases will position Kraken as a primary sonar supplier to the Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) market.

Karl Kenny, President and CEO of Kraken said, "This is a very significant award for us and demonstrates that KATFISH is a key objective in delivering on our "sensors-to-systems" strategy. This contract further establishes Kraken's underwater technologies in the Unmanned Maritime Systems industry and positions us for future contracts on UMS platforms."

 

KRAKEN'S KATFISH SURPASSES CONVENTIONAL SONAR SYSTEMS

Kraken's KATFISH is an actively controlled, intelligent towfish platform used to generate real-time, ultra-high resolution seabed imagery and maps for a variety of military and commercial applications. The system's primary sensors are based on Kraken's Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar technology, real-time Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) processing algorithms and acoustic velocity sensors.

Conventional side scan systems are limited in that they only provide high resolution imagery at short range. KATFISH produces ultra-high resolution seabed imagery with constant resolution to very long range. The additional information provided by the KATFISH system delivers a detection and classification capability that cannot be achieved with a conventional sidescan sonar. The entire system is designed to be quickly installed and removed from craft of opportunity platforms and is packaged for easy transportation.

Kraken's sonar and underwater systems are targeted to the rapidly growing Unmanned Maritime Systems drone market which is primarily comprised of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs).

 

KRAKEN'S KATFISH ADDRESSES A NAVAL WARFARE INFLECTION

The future of naval warfare continues to evolve toward smaller vessels, littoral operations and underwater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Advanced sonar technologies, such as the SAS produced by Kraken, have matured to support solutions that can economically survey and detect small objects hidden on the seabed and can enter into confined spaces where underwater explosives are likely to be hidden.

The underwater defence market is evolving rapidly; responding to changing threats, tensions in the Middle East and Asia, economic and budgetary pressures and a growing eagerness by modern navies and developing countries alike to procure and deploy ocean drones such as UUVs and USVs.

UUVs are a proven technology that have been used for many years, mostly for mine countermeasures, oceanographic research and oil & gas surveys. In contrast, USVs, the naval equivalent of unmanned aerial vehicles (air drones) have not been widely used. While the technology for USVs is in its infancy compared with the aerial drones, this situation is about to significantly change.

Unmanned vessels, like unmanned aerial vehicles, provide military forces with reach and capability without the risk of manned systems. They keep the dull, dirty and dangerous jobs away from human personnel.

USV technology is maturing rapidly, and a number of USVs are market-ready, signaling a coming sea change in the makeup of the overall Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) market.

Industry analysts Market Info Group LLC estimate that the global Unmanned Maritime Systems market will reach US$11 Billion (cumulative) by 2020.

To view "Unmanned Maritime Systems Market Growth": http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/UnmannedMaritimeSystemsMarketGrowth.jpg

ABOUT KRAKEN SONAR INC.

Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PNG) is an industrial technology company, founded in 2012, that is dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) sensors and systems. The Company's products are sold to leading defence contractors, commercial survey companies and research institutions for producing real-time, ultra high resolution imagery and bathymetry of the seabed. For more information, please visit www.krakensonar.com.

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photo Lockheed Martin

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Nov 3, 2015 ASDNews Source : Lockheed Martin

 

The F-35A Lightning II completed the first three airborne gunfire bursts from its internal Gun Airborne Unit (GAU)-22/A 25mm Gatling gun system during a California test flight, Oct. 30 . This milestone was the first in a series of test flights to functionally evaluate the in-flight operation of the F-35A Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) variant's internal 25mm gun throughout its employment envelope, a major event towards certifying the gun for use in the F-35A, and a key component for reaching U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in 2016.

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Compte tenu de l'évolution récente en Europe orientale, les investissements dans les véhicules blindés devraient demeurer une priorité absolue des gouvernements

 

LONDRES, November 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/

 

La 15e Conférence internationale annuelle consacrée aux véhicules blindés a eu lieu en janvier dernier au stade Twickenham (Royaume-Uni). Organisé par Defence IQ, ce rassemblement a été l'occasion de discuter des défis relatifs aux capacités, au savoir-faire et à la gestion de projets auxquels est confrontée la communauté mondiale des véhicules blindés, ainsi que d'interagir avec ses clients et la chaîne logistique pour faire avancer les programmes de modernisation et de développement.

À cette occasion, la problématique de l'Europe orientale a été soulignée dans les discours inauguraux donnés par Philip Dunne, ministre britannique de la Défense chargé de l'équipement, du soutien et de la technologie et par le lieutenant- général Michael Williamson, Premier sous-secrétaire d'État adjoint de l'armée pour l'acquisition, la logistique et la technologie, ministère américain de la Défense.

Philip Dunne a également fait remarquer que « dans le contexte actuel de confrontation à une myriade de menaces, nos forces armées seront appelées à toujours répondre présent. La nécessité impérieuse de maintenir une flotte de bataille est une tâche aussi difficile que jamais ». Philip Dunne a aussi annoncé en exclusivité la signature d'un contrat d'une valeur de 30 millions de livres avec la division européenne Systèmes terrestres de General Dynamics visant l'entretien et le soutien technique des véhicules blindés Mastiff et Ridgeback.

Le débat du secteur G5 a été un autre moment fort de la conférence de cette année et a réuni des dirigeants issus des principaux équipementiers, notamment Nexter Systems, Textron Systems, BAE Systems Hägglunds, Milspray et Ruag. Les discussions ont porté sur divers sujets, dont les tendances actuelles en matière de conception et leur concrétisation lors de programmes futurs, l'utilisation des moteurs hybrides et les directives actuelles concernant les exigences des forces armées et des gouvernements.  

Outre des personnalités politiques et militaires, la conférence comptait également sur la participation d'universitaires et de dirigeants techniques qui ont présenté leurs recherches permettant de mieux comprendre les avancées et les évolutions futures dans le domaine . Le professeur Bryn James, responsable des Sciences des blindages et de la protection chez DSTL, a indiqué que malgré le souhait des fabricants et des utilisateurs finals d'obtenir « l'unobtainium », il est persuadé que les technologies de pointe deviennent de plus en plus accessibles à l'heure actuelle. « Nous ne demandons plus l'impossible », ce qui fait que « dans les deux ou trois prochaines années, nous pourrions très bien assister à l'introduction du blindage électrique et des systèmes de protection active ». Ces technologies sont au stade de recherche-développement depuis des années et leur utilisation opérationnelle pourrait bientôt devenir une réalité. Il a également souligné l'importance de la robustesse et des blindages ainsi que la nécessité de les réparer sur le théâtre des opérations. Morgan Advanced Materials a également présenté ses récentes avancées en balistique, alors que IBD Deisenroth Engineering a fait part de ses recherches de pointe, notamment la phase initiale de développement des blindages au graphène. DSM Dyneema a pour sa part présenté dans les détails ses blindages en polyéthylène très appréciés et ses projets.

 

Voici la liste des intervenants de prestige à l'International Armoured Vehicles 2015 :

  • Major-général Robert Talbot-Rice, Responsables des programmes de véhicules blindés, DE&S
  • Brigadier général Charles Beaudouin, directeur de la STAT (Section technique de l'Armée de Terre française)
  • Lieutenant- colonel Piotr Kosinski, Spécialiste principal Inspection des forces terrestres, commandant général des forces armées polonaises
  • Brigadier général Harold Lucho Avendano, comité technique d'évaluation (CETO), armée péruvienne
  • Colonel German Schell O'Kuinghttons, armée chilienne
  • Major- général Payenda Mohammad Nazim, Inspecteur général, ministère afghan de la Défense
  • Brigadier général Enam Nazar, Commandant de la force de frappe mobile blindée, armée nationale afghane

Nous tenons également à féliciter les lauréats des International Armoured Vehicles XV Awards remis par les partenaires média du secteur :

  • Textron Systems COMMANDO® pour la meilleure plateforme véhicule
  • Morgan CAMAC® pour sa technologie de protection du personnel
  • Identificateur des menaces de Microflown AVISA pour le produit international le plus novateur
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Lockheed Martin Receives Final Regulatory Approval Needed to Close Sikorsky Acquisition

 

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 3, 2015 Lockheed Martin

 

Republic of China's approval marks end to successful and comprehensive regulatory review process

 

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received the final regulatory approval needed to close its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, from United Technologies Corp. The completion of the regulatory review by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China marks the end of a successful and comprehensive regulatory review process in eight jurisdictions.

"With this final regulatory approval, we are one step closer to completing this historic acquisition," said Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin chairman, president and CEO. "Sikorsky brings a legacy of innovation and performance that perfectly complements Lockheed Martin's portfolio. We are excited to soon welcome the men and women of Sikorsky to our team."

Lockheed Martin anticipates closing the acquisition on Friday, Nov. 6.

Once completed, the acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft will advance Lockheed Martin's commitment to provide its customers with mission-ready solutions that are affordable and efficient, while expanding its core business into the growing areas of helicopter production and sustainment.

For additional information, visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com.

 

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.

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