viernes, 31 de octubre de 2014

Diario militar chino dice que el ELP no está preparado para ganar una guerra

China's Official Military Newspaper Says The Army Isn't Ready To Win A War

Soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) stand inside tanks at a drill during an organised media tour at a PLA engineering academy in Beijing

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Weaknesses in China's military training pose a threat to the country's ability to fight and win a war, China's official military newspaper said on Sunday.

China's military authority has sent a document to military units detailing 40 weaknesses in current training methods, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily said in a front-page story.

"These problems reflect shortcomings and weak-points in the makeup of our military fighting force. If they are not promptly dealt with, then they will certainly affect and hinder our army's ability to go to war," the paper said, citing the PLA general staff headquarters.

President Xi Jinping has been pushing to strengthen the fighting ability of China's 2.3 million-strong armed forces, the world's largest, and stepping up efforts to modernize forces that are projecting power across disputed waters in the East and South China Seas.

The country's armed forces came under fire earlier this year from serving and retired Chinese officers and state media who questioned whether the force was too corrupt to win a war.

The military newspaper said China needed to find a cure for the "peace disease" affecting its training regime to ensure the armed forces could master the ability to win a real conflict.

Military authorities identified issues for the country's army, navy and air force, including training standards and styles by commanders and military units. The problems were identified through supervision of drills, including joint exercises with foreign armed forces, the PLA Daily said.

China has developed stealth jets and has built one aircraft carrier.

(Reporting by Adam Jourdan; Editing by Richard Borsuk)

Business Insider

jueves, 30 de octubre de 2014

India dona 4 OPV a Vietnam

India to give Vietnam 4 offshore Patrol Vessels for free

New Delhi: India is likely to provide four naval patrol vessels to Vietnam in a military transfer significant to Hanoi's attempts to improve its defence in the South China Sea, where it is embroiled in a territorial dispute with China.

The four patrol ships will be provided to Vietnam under a $100 million defence credit line and represent a push by the government to counter Beijing's influence in South Asia by deepening ties with old ally Vietnam.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Vietnamese premier Nguyen Tan Dung on Tuesday.

DNA India

miércoles, 29 de octubre de 2014

Kurdos iraquíes llegan para apoyar la defensa de Kobani

Alrededor de 150 milicianos kurdos de Irak llegan a Turquía para apoyar en la defensa de Kobani
Se espera que lleguen a la ciudad kurdo-siria durante la noche
Más de 800 personas han muerto en el asedio yihadista de Kobani

La colaboración entre kurdos y la coalición hace retroceder al Estado Islámico en Kobani / Agencias

Alrededor de 150 milicianos kurdos o ‘peshmergas’ de Irak han llegado ya Turquía desde Irak, para unirse a sus compañeros sirios en la defensa del la localidad kurdo-siria de Kobani, asediada desde hace más de un mes por los yihadistas del Estado Islámico (EI).  El copresidente del Partido de la Unión Democrática Kurda (PYD), Saleh Moslem, ha informado a Reuters de que se espera que lleguen durante la noche a la localidad de Kobani.

La página web de la Unión Patriótica del Kurdistán (UPK), uno de los principales partidos de la región, ha anunciado este lunes que alrededor de 150 milicianos de las fuerzas kurdas o "peshmergas" habían partido hacia Kobani para dar apoyo a las Unidades de Protección del Pueblo Kurdo, que luchan en esa zona del norte de Siria contra el EI.

Los combatientes han salido del aeropuerto de Erbil, capital del Kurdistán iraquí, en dirección a Turquía, y desde allí hacia a Kobani, según medios locales. Un portavoz de las fuerzas kurdas, Helgurd Hikmet, ha señalado a Efe que el Ministerio de los "Peshmergas" no dará ningún tipo de información sobre estos combatientes por motivos de seguridad.

Desde el pasado 16 de septiembre pasado, Kobani es objetivo de una ofensiva de los radicales que intentan hacerse con su control. La ciudad está cercada por todos lados por los yihadistas de Estado Islámico (EI), excepto por el norte, donde limita con Turquía, por lo que la única manera de acceder a ella es a través de territorio turco.

Refuerzo de milicianos kurdos

Hasta ahora, las autoridades de Ankara solo han dejado pasar a Kobani a cientos de jóvenes voluntarios kurdos procedentes de Turquía, aunque la semana pasada anunciaron que facilitarían el acceso de los "peshmergas".

El pasado 22 de octubre, el Parlamento del Kurdistán iraquí aprobó el envío de fuerzas al enclave sirio de Kobani para liberarlo del asedio al que está sometido por parte del EI.

Más de 800 personas han muerto desde el comienzo del asalto del EI a Kobani, según los últimos datos de víctimas ofrecidos hace dos días por el Observatorio Sirio de Derechos Humanos. Los kurdos también luchan en territorio iraquí contra el Estado Islámico, que el pasado junio declaró un califato en las zonas bajo su control en Irak y Siria.

martes, 28 de octubre de 2014

Estonia: Un Il-20 ruso espiando su espacio áereo

A Russian Military Plane Violated Estonian Air Space
CAROLINE LEE SMITH,  The Washington Free Beacon

A Russian Air Force Ilyushin-20. Photo taken in January 2012.

Estonia summoned Russia’s ambassador Wednesday over an airspace violation by Russian military aircraft, the Associated Press reported.

The Baltic country “demands an explanation” after a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft entered Estonia’s air space Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mari-Liis Valter said.

The plane crossed into the airspace for about one minute, going 656 yards into the country’s airspace. Fighter jets from Denmark, Portugal, and Sweden were involved in intercepting the aircraft.

The incident comes as Russian forces face a litany of border violation accusations. The Swedish Navy has been searching for signs of a foreign submarine since Friday that officials suspect entered its waters illegally. The country has not yet accused Russia of the invasions, but analysts suspect the country may be the culprit.

lunes, 27 de octubre de 2014

Australia moderniza sus Phalanxs

Australia to Upgrade Phalanx CIWS

Block 1B Phalanx CIWS 

WASHINGTON - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for Close-In Weapon System Block 1B Baseline 2 upgrades and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $76 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 10, 2014.

The Government of Australia has requested a possible sale of up to 3 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Block 1B Baseline 1 to Baseline 2 upgrade kits: the overhaul and upgrade of up to 9 CIWS Block 1A mounts to Block 1B Baseline 2 systems; 11 Remote Control Stations; 11 Local Control Stations, spare and repair parts; support equipment; test equipment; personnel training and training equipment; publications and technical documentation; U.S. Government and contractor logistics and technical support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $76 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major ally which has been, and continues to be a staunch coalition partner and important force for political stability throughout the world.

The proposed sale will improve Australia’s maritime defense capability to contribute to national defense and future coalition operations. Australia will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its shipboard defense. Australia will have no difficulty absorbing this new upgrade into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems Company in Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Australia.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.


domingo, 26 de octubre de 2014

Cohetes guiados por láser para los australianos

Laser-Guided Rocket Successfully Demonstrates Precision Strike Capability for ADF

Australian Defence Forces aim to field the APKWS rocket on Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter. (photo : BAE Systems)

The Australian Defence Forces recently concluded a highly successful trial of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS™) laser-guided rocket for use on its Army and Navy helicopters. The ground trial marks the first time the APKWS technology, which transforms a standard unguided 2.75-inch (70-millimeter) rocket into a precision laser-guided weapon, has been demonstrated on a Forges de Zeebrugge (FZ) rocket.

“Through its long track record of success with the U.S. military, the APKWS technology has always been used with a Hydra rocket,” said David Harrold, director of precision guidance solutions at BAE Systems. “This demonstration highlights the unique mid-body design and versatility of the APKWS technology by showcasing the ease of deployment on the FZ rocket and its native launcher.”

During the ground-based live fire event in August, held at the Woomera Prohibited Area test range in South Australia, the APKWS laser-guided technology was on target with all seven shots fired while integrated with the FZ90 rocket motor and warhead. There was no modification required to the guidance kit to integrate with the FZ rocket. Based on the successful test, the Australian Army intends to conduct a live fire flight trial in November that could lead to the APKWS rocket fielding on the Army’s Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter and Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk platforms beginning in 2015.

Conducted by the Australian Aerospace Operational Support Group, the trial was designed to qualify the APKWS rocket for use by the Australian military to bridge the current capability gap between unguided small-diameter rockets and larger-diameter anti-armor munitions. Unlike other available offerings, the flexibility of the APKWS technology allowed the Australian Defence Force to move from concept to live fire trial in a matter of months while using its current rocket inventory and equipment.

“The APKWS laser-guided rocket is an easy-to-use, cost-effective, and flexible system,” said MAJ David Paterson, Rotary Wing Flight Commander of the Australian Army’s Aircraft Stores Compatibility Engineering Squadron. “Delivering this capability to our troops while leveraging existing equipment is a significant accomplishment that will greatly expand and enhance our military helicopters’ mission success.”

BAE Systems is the prime contractor for the APKWS rocket, which is available to international customers through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. Deployed in combat since 2012 by the U.S. Marine Corps, the APKWS rocket is the U.S. Department of Defense’s only fully qualified guided 2.75-inch rocket that uses semi-active laser guidance technology to strike soft and light armored targets. More information on the APKWS rocket can be found at

BAE Systems

sábado, 25 de octubre de 2014

Bombas indonesias en producción

Check the Air Force Bomb Production Preparation DAHANA P 100 L 

Bomb P-100 

DAHANA PT (Persero) is now working on the preparation of the production of military explosives, the bomb P 100 Live for Sukhoi aircraft ammunition. Before well into mass production, the Head of Research and Development of Air Force First Marshal Amirudin Akhmad check directly the development of the means of production are owned preparations by region located Dahana Energetic Materials Center (EMC) Dahana Subang. Arrival Amirrudin Akhmad on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 along with his team immediately greeted by Harry F. DAHANA Sampurno Director of PT (Persero) along with three other directors.

"We want to know, is the extent to which the development of the project preparation Bomb P 100 L that has been done by DAHANA, because prior to the mass production, DAHANA have to prepare Protoype P 100 L which will be our test to get the certification, if it fits our needs, "Akhmad Amirudin light to Dfile.

To see the direct preparation has been done by DAHANA, EMC Team invited to review the equipment already prepared and stored temporarily in Building Workshop DAHANA. It appears some of the equipment that had been prepared at this early stage. Slab mold for density test explosives and heating and cooling equipment that will be used while charging explosives on bomb production P 100L. The team was also invited as a check on laboratory testing and reviewing direct formula meltpour factory which later as aircraft bombs explosives depots Shukoi.

Seeing what has been prepared by DAHANA, Amirudin Akhmad also hoped to soon resolve DAHANA early stages of P 100 L. "We're starting again from scratch, if you see what you have prepared for the first step has been appropriate, therefore I hope this soon realized that later can enter the mass production stage, "said Akhmad Amirudin.

In dealing with this project, DAHANA PT (Persero) is not alone, but took private companies to cooperate, PT Sari Bahari in the manufacture of body P 100 L.

Bomb P 100 L is a bomb that will be installed on the Sukhoi. This bomb has a distinctive color that is green in length 1,130 mm, weighing 100 to 125 kg, a diameter of 27 mm and 410 mm tail length.


viernes, 24 de octubre de 2014

Transporta-tanques IVECO para Indonesia

Transportador de tanques Iveco, un robusto cargador para el Leopard indonesio

Transportador de tanque Iveco del Ejército de Indonesia

Indonesia compra camiones transportadores de tanques

SURABAYA - El ejército continúa modernizando los equipos de guerra. El paso a las demandas de los militares en el mantenimiento de la soberanía del Estado.

Una de la flota de combate más reciente es propiedad transportistas indonesios, a saber camiones portadores de tanques Leopard.

Este transportador tiene varias ventajas, entre ellas capaces de transportar más de 90 toneladas.

Camión transportador es capaz de llevar una carga que pesa 90 toneladas

No sólo eso, esta flota de fabricación italiana capaz de moverse en una distancia considerable.

En funcionamiento, el camión está equipado con un base de chasis hecho en Alemania.

El privilegio de dicha base es que tiene siete ejes que permite todas las ruedas son capaces de moverse en tándem con el fin de garantizar la agilidad con reducido radio de giro.


jueves, 23 de octubre de 2014

Rusia presenta el Mi-38

Prototipo de pre-producción del helicóptero Mi-38 realiza primer vuelo    

[] El cuarto prototipo del nuevo helicóptero multirol Mi-38 ha llevado a cabo una serie de pruebas en tierra y taxeo, así como su primer vuelo de prueba en el centro de vuelos de prueba de Kazan Helicopters. Posteriormente, el helicóptero fue remitido al centro d epruebas de Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant con la finalidad de prepararlo para el proceso de certificación.

Ejecutivos de Kazan Helicopters que se espera iniciar pronto la campaña de certificación y se proyecta una demanda potencial para el Mi-38 dedesde páises vecinos a Rusia, África, el sudeste asiático y Latino América. Se espera una alta demanda para misiones de transporte de personal y carga, a nivel regional. La empresa ya ha comenzado con el ensamblaje del primer lote de helicópteros.

La maniobrabilidad del prototipo del Mi-38 fue elogiada por la tripulación rusa encargada de la prueba. Todos los sistemas se comportaron conforme a parametros de diseño, de igual manera a lo ocurrido con el tercer prototipo. Equipado con dos motores turboeje Klimov TV7-117V, los que s eubican en la sección delantera superior de la aeronave, detrás de la caja principal de transmisión, con lo que se reduce el nivel de ruido en el interior de la cabina.

El Mi-38 integra una amplia cabina, capacidad mejorada de transporte de pasajeros y carga, reducidos niveles de ruido, reducido tiempo de preparación pre-vuelo, no necesita de infraestructura específica en tierra, entre otros. EL diseño guarda cierta semejanza con los helicópteros de la familia Mi-8/Mi-17.