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DiscussionsRussia is the world's third largest military spender: airplanes, helicopters, ships and equipments to be renewed until 2020
Moscow, Russia - SIPRI continues its in-dept economic research
SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) published on Tuesday April 17,2012 a report about Russia's military expenditures. The report underlines that these expenditures in 2011 totaled... more
DiscussionsShort analysis of the Indian arms race
Delhi, India - India has replaced China as the world's largest arms buyer
Why has India become the top arms buyer in the world? Laxman Kumar Behra of the Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis explains the Indian military industry failure.
"We lack long-term vision. The... more
DiscussionsAfghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria
Washington, USA - Senators against this purchase due to Moscow's ambiguous policy
Despite Russia sent humanitarian aids to Syria its role in the tragic situation the Country is living is still ambiguous.
In fact, 17 US' senators have sent a statement to Pentagon declaring the US'... more
DiscussionsThe "Enrica Lexie" case
Rome, Italy - Two Italian "Marò" charged by Indian police, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone must be released
Two Italian "Marò" have been charged by Indian police. This news has been released by world press agencies, newspapers and televisions.
AVIONEWS is softly trying to take the stock of the situation.... more
DiscussionsAmerican task forces of ships and airplanes in Persian Gulf (VIDEO)
Strait of Hormuz, Iran - In addition to Lincoln, also the aircraft carrier "Carl Vinson" participate in controlling the Strait
The aircraft carrier "Abraham Lincoln" is not the only one US sent to patrol the Strait of Hormuz after the Iranian menace of a blockage of the oil-ship supply to international market. Americans never... more
DiscussionsEurope against entire world about aircraft pollution taxes
Brussels, Belgium - Brussels doesn't seem to came back on ETS
Brussels continues the economic war with the rest of the world started once it has ordered a tax-system that includes international airlines in ETS program (Emissions Trading System) announced in 2011... more
DiscussionsRafale made press speaking about it again
Paris , France - A specialized magazine dedicated an article which delve into French expectations above Indian contest
This month a specialized magazine dedicated its cover to the aircraft fighter Dassault Rafale, recently protagonist of aeronautic European scenery after its performance during the international competitive... more
DiscussionsThe aerial and naval war of the Falklands part I (VIDEO)
Falklands, United Kingdom - A view on the war episode get back after recent situation involving UK and Argentina
Recently back on international press with polemics about prince William landing, the Falklands Islands (an English patronage in South Atlantic in front of Argentina) had been the theatre of a short but... more
DiscussionsThe aerial and naval war of the Falklands part II (VIDEO)
Falklands, United Kingdoms - A war that killed 255 English soldiers, 646 Argentine soldiers, and 3 civil people
Between salient events in the conflict we remember, also due to recent Lord West declarations, the core role operated by amphibious and modern forces.
As already mentioned, English had to fight an unexpected... more
DiscussionsIsrael-USA and Iran. Is this crisis going to explode in a spring attack? (VIDEO)
Jerusalem, Israel - Israeli Air Force equipments. Obama and Panetta support
Involved in a long time old prevention policy against Iran, Israel and United States start again on the argument in a "BBC" service yesterday February 6, repeating Iran must not develop nuclear technology.
DiscussionsRussia is developing new weapons for its 5th generation aircraft
Moscow, Russia - Pak-Fa project details on AVIONEWS
The Sukhoi PAK-FA, currently T-50 prototype, is not dead. Father of a new air superiority fighter generation wich will see cooperating Russia and India to develop many aircraft models, its gestation goes... more
DiscussionsHistorical aircraft. IMAM RO-37 Lince (3) and its versions: technical features (VIDEO)
Rome, Italy - It was purchased also for Hungarian and Afghan Air Forces
The Ro-37 was a traditional-looking aircraft at the time; single-engine biplane with fixed undercarriage. The fuselage was made of mixed construction, with a tubular steel structure... more
DiscussionsHistorical aircraft. Imam RO-37 Lince (2) and its variants: history
Rome, Italy - It had been deployed during the war in Ethiopia, the Spanish civil war, in South Africa and the Balkans
Imam Ro-37 Lince was a single-engine reconnaissance biplane manufactured by the Italian company Imam in the first half of the thirties. It was used primarily by the Royal Air Force during the war and operated... more
DiscussionsAlenia Aermacchi (3): reference in the UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems)
Rome, Italy - The new technology frontier in aviation
Alenia Aermacchi is the reference European player in the fast growing field of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) for the civil and defence markets.
Alenia’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) main activities a... more
DiscussionsAlenia Aermacchi (2): details about nEUROn
Rome, Italy - The programme launched by the French Ministry of Defense
The nEUROn programme, originated by the French MoD and supported by Italy, Sweden, Spain, Greece and Switzerland represents a very important effort in maturing new technologies and setting the base for... more
DiscussionsFouga Magister aircraft on auction (2): history and technical card (VIDEO)
Paris, France - A highly acrobatic aircraft on which more than 12,000 pilots have been trained
Featuring the distinctive V-shaped fin with intermediate inclined surfaces at about 40 degrees, the Fouga CM-170 Magister owes this particular technical solution to the experience gained from... more
DiscussionsTransport by airplane. Aeroporti di Roma: the stages of the "Net 6000" issue
Rome, Italy - A 21,000,000.00 Euros investment by the management company of the Rome-Fiumicino airport
On July 15, 2010, the "Net 6000" system had started operating with the aim to solve, at least partially, the problems related to the processing and sorting of baggage in transit at Rome-Fiumicino airport,... more
DiscussionsItaly. The helicopter tragedy at Narni (Umbria): who is responsible of signalling electric cables?
Rome, Italy - A tragedy that could have been avoided
The helicopter tragedy in Narni (Umbria, Italy), which caused the death of both the pilot and passenger in the collision against the cables of a power line, reminds us of the serious problem regarding... more
DiscussionsThe challenge of transport by plane against volcanic ash begins from "Avoid"
Milan, Italy - A technology tested pending on the next eruption from"Katla" volcano
Volcanic ash and aviation
• Volcanic ash is problematic for aircraft because when particles of ash enter an aircraft engine they can melt and solidify as glassy deposits that can prevent the engine f... more
DiscussionsItaly. Trapani (2): Italian Navy and the Libyan crisis
Trapani, Italy - Italian Navy played a key role in tackling it
The Italian Navy, together with allies, played a key role in responding promptly and effectively manage the crisis in Libya that has characterized this 2011.
The participation to the "Unified Protector"... more
DiscussionsItaly. Trapani. Italian Air Force involved in the "Odyssey Dawn" and "Unified Protector" operations
Trapani, Italy - Since the 20 March 2011, date when activities started
Since 20 March 2011, the starting date of operations aimed at achieving the main objectives set by the UN Security Council in its resolutions 1970 and 1973, which established a "No-fly zone" over the Libyan... more
DiscussionsItaly. Trapani (2). Defense Staff on "Unified Protector" operation
Trapani, Italy - Since the initial phase of the "Odyssey Dawn" intervention, Italy took part by providing aircraft and airports
"From the initial clashes between the police and the Benghazi population, following the previous riots that have occurred in the Arab world and North Africa (the so-called "Arab Spring "), Libya triggered... more
DiscussionsRO-43 aircraft restored: as from today on exhibition at the Italian Air Force Museum
Rome, Italy - A reconnaissance bi-float plane. Technical details of the model
As from today, Friday, November 18, at the Air Force Historical Museum at Vigna di Valle (Rome), the RO-43 reconnaissance bi-float plane.
Recovered in Rome-Centocelle in 1972, the RO-43 aircraft, fully... more
DiscussionsItalian Navy (MMI-Marina militare italiana)(2): contribution of the Armed Force to the Libyan crisis
Rome, Italy - And to the NATO "Unified Protector" operation
Contribution of the MMI (Marina militare italiana - Italian Navy) to the Libyan crisis and NATO 'Unified Protector' operation
Since February 17, 2011, Italy has offered its help in view of the Libyan... more
Discussions"MAX", the new aircraft family born from the re-engined 737 (VIDEO)
Seattle, Usa - In the 7, 8 and 9 versions, based on the NG
Boeing has unveiled yesterday the 737 MAX, the name of the new engine variant of the B-737 whose family is composed of the models MAX 7, MAX 8 and MAX 9, built on the Next-Generation 737.
"The 737... more
DiscussionsItalian Navy's feast (6): feat of the commander Rizzo on June 10, 1918
La Spezia, Italy - The celebration days of the Armed Forces, included the one of the Navy, were established in 1939
"The Feast of the Italian Navy is celebrated on June 10th, when it's commemorated the anniversary of the sinking of the Austrian battleship Szent Istvan (St. Stephen), occurred in 1918.
The Armed Forces'... more
DiscussionsItalian Navy's Feast (5): Premuda action
La Spezia, Italy - The most brilliant and daring naval activity during World War I
"The most brilliant and daring naval activity during World War I. The night between the 9th and the 10th June 1918 a section of two MAS under the command of Lt. Comdr Luigi Rizzo left the port of Ancona... more
DiscussionsItalian Navy's Feast (4): the Armed Force into the national history
La Spezia, Italy - 150 years as well as of the unification
"Italy and the Italians in the world have celebrated the 150 years of the national unification last March 17.
On March 17, 1861, the Parliament promulgated the law about the unification of the Italian... more
DiscussionsItalian Navy (3): ANMI, the National Association of Italian Sailors
La Spezia, Italy - This year its first century of life
"The National Association of Italian Sailors (ANMI) makes this year the first century of existence and, as among the Associazioni of Arma, is the older.
At the end of 1911 in Milan, on the initiative... more
DiscussionsItalian Navy (2). Naval Academy: a tradition that looks to the future
La Spezia, Italy - Cutting edge professionalism
"The Academy was founded in Livorno in 1881 from the merger of Italian Navy two main schools: that of Genoa (which prepared the officers of the Kingdom of Piedmont and Sardinia) and of Naples (which prepared... more