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Jun 15, 2012

Dutch Get FRISC

The Dutch Defense Materiel Organisation handed over the first eight fast raiding interception and special forces craft (FRISC) to the Royal....More
Jun 15, 2012

Netherlands Down Under

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is not the only senior foreign dignitary visiting Australia to discuss military cooperation. The Dutch....More
Jun 14, 2012

Dutch Reinforce Ocean Shield

The Dutch parliament yesterday approved reinforcements of NATO's Operation Ocean Shield counterpiracy mission while delaying a decision to expand the....More
Jun 14, 2012

NATO Down Under

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard signed the NATO-Australia Joint Political Declaration in....More
Jun 14, 2012

Close Air Support with a French Flair

LH Aviation, the small French company looking to push its LH10 Ellipse into the hands of military operators, is working on a close air support....More
Jun 13, 2012

Baguette on Wheels

This is the Eurosatory stand that drew my attention this morning given that I hadn't had any breakfast: Sadly, the baker told me the bread wouldn't....More
Jun 12, 2012

Diehl’s Hope for Pilum Glide Bomb

Germany’s Diehl BGT Defense is throwing itself into a new guided glide-bomb program, called Pilum. Pilum’s rise comes as the Hope and Hosbo....More
Jun 12, 2012

China's Blue Arrow 7

China North Industries Corp. is using this year’s Eurosatory defense show in Paris to promote its Blue Arrow 7 helicopter-launched air-to-ground....More
Jun 11, 2012

6/11 Frago

+ Video: Supersonic mini-drone aims for jet speed record + Workload Grows for Logistics Crews in Afghanistan....More
Jun 11, 2012

French Withdrawal From Afghanistan Underway

France has begun to raise the pace of its withdrawal from Afghanistan: a campaign promise made by new President François Hollande. Hollande had said....More
Jun 11, 2012

Behind the Scenes at Eurosatory

When you arrive at the Eurosatory Land Security & Defense show which opens in Paris tomorrow morning everything will be neat and tidy, ready and....More
Jun 11, 2012

F-35A Price Evolution

With the Pentagon having reset the cost base-year for the F-35 from 2002 to 2012, prices will now become somewhat harder to compare to the original....More
Jun 10, 2012

INS Vikramaditya Out for Sea Trials

Maxim Pyadushkin writes: The Indian Navy may start preparing to get into service the second aircraft carrier. On June 8, INS Vikramaditya left Russia....More
Jun 08, 2012

Cat Copter

I can't remember the first time I saw a micro UAV, but they still look like toys to me. Now the LA Times newspaper reports that a Dutch artist has....More
Jun 07, 2012

And then there were five

No, that last gin & tonic you drank was not stronger than you thought and is making you see things. There are indeed five A400Ms here lined up....More
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