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La France et l'Arabie Saoudite ont signé le contrat portant sur la livraison d'équipements militaires au Liban - Zone Militaire

La France et l'Arabie Saoudite ont signé le contrat portant sur la livraison d'équipements militaires au Liban - Zone Militaire | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Négocié depuis décembre 2013, le contrat portant sur la livraison d'équipements militaires aux forces armées libanaises pour un montant total de 3 milliard
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CMN : Un pas de plus vers la vente de patrouilleurs au Liban

CMN : Un pas de plus vers la vente de patrouilleurs au Liban | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
L’accord cadre concernant le financement de la vente d’armements français au Liban a été signé hier, en Arabie Saoudite. C’est la société ODAS (ex-Sofresa) qui va porter la série de contrats allant bénéficier aux industriels français. Ceux-ci livreront notamment des véhicules, des hélicoptères, des systèmes de missiles et des navires. Sur ce dernier volet, c’est CMN qui est concerné. Comme nous le révélions le 8 octobre dernier, le constructeur cherbourgeois doit réaliser trois patrouilleurs du
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French-Saudi Arms Deal For Lebanon To Be Inked Tuesday

French-Saudi Arms Deal For Lebanon To Be Inked Tuesday | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia and France are to finalize Tuesday a deal to provide Lebanon's army with $3 billion worth of French weapons, with Riyadh footing the bill, a Saudi daily and a French source said.
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Not Again! US Trained Syrian "Moderates" Surrender To Jihadists - Hand Over Heavy Weapons | Zero Hedge

Not Again! US Trained Syrian "Moderates" Surrender To Jihadists - Hand Over Heavy Weapons | Zero Hedge | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Despite the Obama Administration continuing to insist that its strategy in Syria is "working," The Telegraph reports that two of the main rebel groups receiving weapons from the US to fight both the regime and jihadist groups in Syria have surrendered to al-Qaeda. Rather stunningly, the Syrian Revolutionary Front, one of the largest "vetted, moderate" US-backed rebel forces, has been effectively wiped out; and has handed over all their weapons and bases including US-provided anti-tank missiles and GRAD rockets. Simply out, "as a movement, the SRF is effectively finished," but apart from that US foreign policy is 'nailing it'. As The Telegraph concludes, for the US, the weapons they supplied falling into the hands of al-Qaeda is a realisation of a nightmare.
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F-35C's First Carrier Landing Scheduled for Next Week - USNI News

F-35C's First Carrier Landing Scheduled for Next Week - USNI News | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
The naval variant of the tri-service Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter is set to land upon the deck of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) next week. Two of the single-engine F-35C stealth fighters are set to carry out a set of sea trials onboard the carrier to ensure that the jets can operate safely …
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Tir de missile balistique nucléaire russe Bulava réussi.

Tir de missile balistique nucléaire russe Bulava réussi. | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Russia has successfully launched a Bulava ballistic missile (SLBM) from the Borey-class Yury Dolgoruky submerged submarine.
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Un tir réussi pour le missile Bulava, qui a connu jusqu'ici un nombre considérable d'échecs, retardant sa mise au point. Voir

http://barentsobserver.com/en/sections/news/background-bulava-missile-tests

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Burkina: Démission de Compaoré, le Général Traoré annonce que l'armée prend le pouvoir pour une transition.

Burkina: Démission de Compaoré, le Général Traoré annonce que l'armée prend le pouvoir pour une transition. | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Burkina Faso’s president, Blaise Compaore, resigned after four days of protests, and the chief of staff of the armed forces, General Honore Traore, announced he was taking power.
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La Turquie laisse passer des Pechmerga kurdes d'Irak vers Kobane

La Turquie laisse passer des Pechmerga kurdes d'Irak vers Kobane | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Es ist ein Kurswechsel Erdoğans: Kurdische Truppen dürfen nun via Türkei gegen den IS kämpfen. Ankara will die Stadt Kobani verteidigen, sagt der Außenminister.
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Rien en revanche concernant les brigades YPG (Kurdes syriens) jugés bien trop proches du PKK (guérilla marxiste kurde de Turquie).

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Ristourne de 300M€ sur les corvettes allemandes pour Israel.

Ristourne de 300M€ sur les corvettes allemandes pour Israel. | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
A crisis between Israel and Germany over missile boats required to protect Israel's offshore gas fields has ended after Berlin agreed to slash €300 million (about $382 million) off the cost, officials on both sides said.
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Ces tensions sont récurrentes, et Israel dispose, entre autres via le Zentrum der Juden in Deutschland d'un fort levier d'influence pour ce genre d'arrangement, qui est souvent considéré comme juste au vu de la "dette historique" de l'Allemagne envers les Juifs.

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Canadian Jet Extension Plan Will Delay F-35 Buys

Canadian Jet Extension Plan Will Delay F-35 Buys | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Canada plans to conduct yet another modernization of its CF-18 fighter jets, an effort that will further delay purchases of the F-35 joint strike fighter.
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Le Canada a décidé d'une modernisation supplémentaire de ses CF-18.

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Kim Jong-un back in action

Kim Jong-un back in action | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday reappeared in public after 40 days of absence
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Pas de notification formelle de suspension des contrats Mistral jusqu'ici - USNI News

Pas de notification formelle de suspension des contrats Mistral jusqu'ici - USNI News | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Despite strong language from the French President François Hollande, Russia has not received formal notification from France suspending or cancelling the $1.53 billion deal for two Mistral-class amphibious warship deal, Russian officials said on Tuesday. “We have not received any official refusals,” Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, reported Russian wire service ITAR-TASS. “The …
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La France n'a apparemment pas encore notifié la suspension de la livraison des deux "Mistral" russes. L'heure de vérité approche à grands pas, car la livraison du Vladivostok est prévue fin octobre.

http://news.usni.org/2014/10/14/russia-formal-refusal-france-two-ship-mistral-deal

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Manifestations kurdes en Turquie - International Crisis Group

Manifestations kurdes en Turquie - International Crisis Group | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Turkey feels as if it’s reliving an old nightmare. Each morning television presenters and newspaper headlines glumly round up news from the Islamic State (Isis) siege of the Syrian Kurdish town Kobani, and its spillover into Turkey. three Riots, tear gas, and live fire this week have killed more than 20 people in cities in Turkey’s Kurdish south-east. There have been multiple arson attacks on cars, buses and trucks, ethnic tensions, street corner nationalist gangs, curfews and armed troop deployments unseen since the miserable years of all-out Turkish Kurd insurgency in the 1990s.
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​Indonesia orders 11 AS565 ASW helicopters - 11/5/2014 - Flight Global

​Indonesia orders 11 AS565 ASW helicopters - 11/5/2014 - Flight Global | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
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Premiers appontages du F-35C

Premiers appontages du F-35C | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
ABOARD USS NIMITZ: The first F-35C seemed to float through the air toward the slowly pitching deck of the USS Nimitz, looking as if it was hanging by a wire and heading implacably to the ship’s arresting wires. The weather was gorgeous, with the massive carrier sailing some 40 miles off the San Diego coast through small swells and under gorgeous cloud-scudded cerulean blue skies. The F-35C’s wings didn’t wobble at all on final approach as test pilot Cdr. Tony “Brick” Wilson guided her in. And on its first try the plane’s tail hook grabbed the third arresting wire — the catch most favored by Navy pilots — at 12:19 pm. When an F-18 Hornet landed minutes later, the plane’s wings twitched slightly up and down on its approach and the pilot snagged the fourth wire, second to the bottom in the Navy hierarchy of carrier landing awards. Then the second F-35C test plane came in just as steady and firm as the first. It also snagged the third wire, sending a clear message to the Navy’s aviation community that the Lockheed Martin plane not only could handle carrier landings, but could execute them with aplomb. The word historic got thrown around the deck of the Nimitz quite a bit today. “You are going to look back on this day as a very historic occasion,” the Navy’s Air Boss, Vice Adm. David Buss told ship’s company a few hours before the landings. Perhaps the best quote of the day came from a visibly pumped Brick Wilson: “Today is a landmark event in the development of the F-35C. It is the culmination of many years of hard work by a talented team of thousands. I’m very excited to see America’s newest aircraft on the flight deck of her oldest aircraft carrier, the USS Nimitz.” But the F-35C’s landings today also underscored that, while the Navy certainly doesn’t oppose the F-35C, its leadership also hasn’t shown great enthusiasm for the aircraft, especially when compared to the leadership of the Marines and the Air Force. (Note that the F-35C is not designed to replace but to fly with the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet.) Today may well help change the opinions of some senior Navy commanders, especially if the rest of the testing proceeds as well. The Air Boss, who might be more receptive to the Joint Strike Fighter than some of his bosses, told reporters that today’s landings will be a “springboard to our future.” There was one glitch to today’s testing. The F-35C’s first catapult launches were postponed because of glitches with some of the test sensors, which were not relaying data to testers. The Nimitz tests are scheduled to continue for two weeks. It will include night landings around the last three days of testing, Buss told me on the flight deck. Until the night landings, the Nimitz crew and the F-35C pilots will “gradually expand the flight envelope,” putting the plane through its paces by forcing it to land into the wind, against the wind and to take off using all of the ship’s four catapults, he said. A Navy officer familiar with the program told reporters it will probably take four months to go through the enormous data that flows from these tests. This batch of testing is called DT-1. It will be followed by DT-2 at the end of next summer and DT-3 in the spring of 2016. You’ll get more F-35C testing coverage after the Tuesday elections.
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Gabonese Navy Orders Two OPVs from Kership | Naval Today

Gabonese Navy Orders Two OPVs from Kership | Naval Today | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
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L'un d'entre eux est un P400 qui sera refait par Kership (DCNS et Piriou).

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L'armée allemande "oublie" de compter 590 Mio€ dans le programme de remplacement du Patriot.

"Meads"
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Le ministère de la défense de la RFA a admis que les taxes douanières européennes sur certains composants "made in USA" n'avaient pas été comptées (par erreur apparemment) dans le programme successeur du missile anti-missile Patriot, Meads, développé en coopération par l'Italie, la RFA et les USA.

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Survols de centrales par des drones - Zone Militaire

Survols de centrales par des drones - Zone Militaire | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Alors que l'affaire est médiatisée depuis peu,  notamment après le dépôts d'une plainte par EDF, deux nouvelles centrales nucléaires ont été survolées par
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Damen à Euronaval : "Nous sommes désormais une entreprise francaise"

Damen à Euronaval : "Nous sommes désormais une entreprise francaise" | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Not every shipbuilder here at the Euronaval expo just outside Paris builds enormous ships, and there are quite a few shipyards specializing in smaller, more economical designs.
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France to Deliver First Mistral to Russia Around Mid-November: French Wharf Union

France to Deliver First Mistral to Russia Around Mid-November: French Wharf Union | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
The ceremony for France handing over to Russia the first Mistral helicopter carrier will occur in mid-November of this year in the city of Saint-Nazaire, a representative from the port city’s worker’s union told RIA Novosti on Monday.
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La livraison du premier "Mistral" russe est prévue pour le 14 novembre.

 

 

On devrait donc savoir d'ici à cette date si la France suspend la livraison. 

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Suède / Sous marin : Une photographie diffusée - Zone Militaire

Le brouillard ne s'est toujours pas dissipé sur l'opération menée par les forces armées suédoises dans l'archipel de Stockholm, où il a été rapporté une "a
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Finmeccanica : Après le non-lieu dans l'affaire AgustaWestland, retour en Inde ?

Finmeccanica : Après le non-lieu dans l'affaire AgustaWestland, retour en Inde ? | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Finmeccanica is considering repitching its AW101 helicopter to India, now that a corruption case concerning the 2010 deal to sell the aircraft there has been dropped, the firm's CEO said.
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L'enquête pour corruption avait provoqué l'annulation du contrat de vente des AW101 à l'Inde. Elle s'est conclue par l'inculpation du chef d'AgustaWestland Giuseppe Orsi et sa condamnation pour fausses factures.

L'entreprise compte donc reproposer l'AW101 à l'Inde.

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Coalition Chiefs Hold Talks as Islamic State Jihadists Advance

Coalition Chiefs Hold Talks as Islamic State Jihadists Advance | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Military commanders from more than 20 countries met Tuesday in Washington to discuss the fight against jihadists in Syria and Iraq after more than two months of US-led airstrikes failed to halt the militants' advance.
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La coalition compte maintenant 22 Etats

 

 

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Les pays arabes du Golfe pourraient former une force navale commune.

Les pays arabes du Golfe pourraient former une force navale commune. | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
Arab states in the Gulf plan to launch a joint naval force, a top Kuwaiti defense official said on Wednesday, in a bid to protect waters shared with neighboring Iran.
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Restructurations : Des bases moins nombreuses mais plus "denses" pour l'armée de l'Air - Zone Militaire

Restructurations : Des bases moins nombreuses mais plus "denses" pour l'armée de l'Air - Zone Militaire | Defense 360 | Scoop.it
"Dans une logique de concentration des moyens, la constitution de pôles d’excellence favorisera les synergies locales. D’ici 2019, les décisions prises vis
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Les restructurations pour 2015 ont été annoncées aujourd'hui.

Voir aussi sur Secret Défense : 

http://www.lopinion.fr/blog/secret-defense/restructurations-suite-marine-ferme-strasbourg-17375
http://www.lopinion.fr/blog/secret-defense/restructurations-suite-3-val-grace-cessera-d-etre-hopital-17378

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