Russia accuses Germany of not respecting the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

In 1968, a large number of countries signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, an agreement under the aegis of the United Nations obliging signatory countries not to develop or export military nuclear technologies. It followed a series of crises related to the deployment of nuclear weapons by both the Soviet Union and the United States on allied territories, cyclically creating severe tensions, the most representative being the Cuban Missile Crisis, when Khrushchev's Soviet Union deployed SS-4 and SS-5 nuclear missiles on the communist Caribbean island, prompting the intervention of American forces, and 11 days of very strong…

Read the article

India orders SAFRAN A2SM Hammer guidance systems for its Rafale during emergency procedure

To say that the first Indian Rafale, which should arrive in the country on July 29, are expected in India would be a great understatement. Indeed, New Delhi has been communicating for several weeks on the very rapid entry into service of its devices, hardly will they have arrived. For this, the Indian authorities have taken care to pre-position on the Ambala base where the first fighters delivered will be stationed, all the equipment, armaments and skills necessary for the fastest possible operational conversion. And to reinforce the already more than significant capacities of the Indian Rafales which will arrive equipped with MICA and METEOR air-to-air missiles and…

Read the article

Rafale: flight tests of the new 1000 kg AASM ammunition have started

A few months ago, we presented to you in detail the new F4 standard of the French Rafale fighter, produced by Dassault Aviation. In addition to notable improvements in sensors, connectivity and logistics, the Rafale F4 was also to incorporate new air-to-air and air-to-ground armaments. If the MICA-NG and the renovated SCALP are based on known armaments, the 1000 kg AASM developed by Safran is indeed a completely new ammunition. For some years now, models of the AASM-1000 have been exhibited at various air shows and exhibitions. Since the launch of the F4 program in January 2019, however, we were…

Read the article

In Niger, anti-terrorist strikes demonstrate the complementarity between Mirage 2000D and armed drone MQ-9 Reaper

In its latest weekly report, the General Staff of the Armed Forces gave details of an operation carried out on March 12 in the so-called “three borders” area, between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. While a Nigerian guard post was attacked by a substantial terrorist group in the Ayourou sector, the French forces of Operation Barkhane deployed significant air resources in the area. In support of the Niger Armed Forces, the Air Force sent an armed MQ-9 Reaper drone as well as a patrol of Mirage 2000D fighters. Two strikes were reportedly carried out, allowing the neutralization of around twenty terrorists and…

Read the article

JF-17 Block III in Pakistan vs F-21 in India: towards an opposition between light fighters?

Just a year ago, a new limited military confrontation opposed India and Pakistan in the Kashmir region. On February 27, 209, exchanges of fire then took place between the fighter-bombers of the two countries. Pakistan then announces that its F-16s and some JF-17 light fighters have engaged and destroyed two Indian fighters, while New Delhi only confirms the loss of one of its old MiG-21s and the destruction in return of an F -16 Pakistanis. If the actual details of this commitment are still unclear for the general public, it nevertheless emerges that the Indian Air Force (IAF) like the…

Read the article

The United Arab Emirates choose the Sniper designation pod for the modernization of their Mirage 2000-9

Lockheed Martin announced yesterday that it has sold an undisclosed number of Sniper Advanced laser designation pods to the United Arab Emirates to equip the Emirati Mirage 2000-9 fleet. Already used on the UAE's F-16E/F Block 60, the Sniper pod should integrate the Mirage 2000-9, the most advanced version of Dassault's aircraft, as part of its modernization program. On the French side, the news must undoubtedly disappoint Thales, which was hoping to place its new TALIOS designation nacelle on the Mirage 2000-9. In France, the latter must indeed replace the DAMOCLES pod, which now equips French hunters but…

Read the article

Azerbaijan to equip Italian M-346 Master trainer and attack aircraft

On the occasion of an official visit to Rome, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev reportedly agreed to purchase 10 M-346 advanced training aircraft for the Azerbaijani Air Force. The letter of intent would also include an option for around fifteen aircraft in attack version to replace the Azeri Su-25s. While this order is the culmination of several years of negotiations with the Italian government and Leonardo, it is also part of a game of declaratory strategy aimed at countering the modernization of the Armenian air force, a country with which Azerbaijan still maintains a conflict over the Nagorno Karabakh region. Contacts with Leonardo at…

Read the article

To prepare for the arrival of the B-21 bomber, the US Air Force will decrease the operational capacities of its B-1B Lancer

We mentioned it last week: the USAF plans to reduce the format of certain fleets of old aircraft in order to allow the financing of new aircraft. Among other equipment, 17 B-1B Lancer heavy bombers out of the sixty still in service could be concerned. The fate of these 17 aircraft is not yet sealed, in particular because the American Congress regularly tends to save the strategic vectors that the armed forces plan to retire early. Even before the vote on the 2021 military budget, however, the US Air Force's Global Strike Command in charge of heavy bomber operations took a…

Read the article

New Poseidon P-8A weapons could make it a bomber

In a request for information to industry posted on the new online Federal Procurement Center, the US Navy's Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has disclosed some of its plans to expand operational capabilities of its fleet of P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. This would indeed go through the integration of new weapons on the Poseidon. These armaments would considerably extend its military capabilities, to the point of making it a real regional bomber, while making it more formidable than ever for naval combat on and under water. The debate over the extent of the operational spectrum of the P-8As has raged for years in…

Read the article

Are Russian bombers accurate?

In a statement on the occasion of the opening of the annual technical conference with the Chiefs of Defense Staff, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that now Russian bombers are capable to drop smooth bombs with a "precision of 10 to 15m", ie the average precision of GPS-guided bombs used in Western armies, such as the American JDAM, or the French A2SM (in GPS version). He added that this precision was achieved using new sighting systems, and was demonstrated during the intervention in Syria. One can legitimately question the veracity of…

Read the article
Meta-Defense

FREE OF CHARGE
See