Br.1150. Atlantic. The tensions in the East-West relationship reached a new height at the beginning of the 1950s. The Cold War was having its effect; the Soviet Union armed against the West and the threat from Soviet submarines, ...
Author: Frank Schwede
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Reconnaissance aircraft have always been the spearhead of the various air forces, helping to provide the basis for any further military operations. At the time of the Cold War and before the satellite era, the use of reconnaissance aircraft reached its zenith, as the warring nations were determined to know what was happening on the other side. Consequently, powerful aircraft emerged during this time, especially in terms of deployment altitude, speed and flight time; achievements which have been largely unrecognised until now.
The Bréguet Br.1150 Atlantic's primary mission is anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, its secondary role includes search-and-rescue, mine-laying and detection, and long-range maritime surveillance. In 1978, a new updated version of ...
Author: Jean-Denis Lepage
Publisher: Pen and Sword Aviation
The torpedo-bomber was a very short-lived weapon system, operational for scarcely half a century from just prior WWI to the 1960s. Yet during its brief existence it transformed naval warfare, extending the ship-killing range of ships and coastal defences to hundreds of miles. The Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm led the way, recording the first sinking of a ship by aerial torpedo in August 1915 but all major navies eagerly developed their own torpedo bomber forces. The torpedo-bomber reached its zenith in WWII, particularly from 1940-42, with notable successes at the Battle of Taranto, the sinking of the Bismarck and Pearl Harbor. It was the weapon of choice for both the US and Japanese in the big Pacific battles such as Midway. In the latter stages of the war, increasingly effective anti-aircraft fire and interceptor aircraft started to render it obsolete, a process completed post-war by long-range anti-ship missiles. Jean-Denis Lepage traces the development of torpedo bombers worldwide, describing their tactics, operational history and the aircraft themselves, including such well-loved types as the Swordfish, Beaufighter and Avenger. Over 300 aircraft are beautifully illustrated.
Realising the seriousness of the situation, the government in Paris then authorised the deployment of twelve Jaguar As of EC.3/11 'Corse' from Dakar in Senegal, one Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic long-range maritime patrol and reconnaissance ...
Author: Tom Cooper
Publisher: Helion and Company
Between 1973 and 1989, various Western powers and Libya were entangled in a seemingly never-ending exchange of blows. Supposedly launched in retaliation for one action or the other, this confrontation resulted in a number of high-profile, even though low-scale, clashes between the Libyan Arab Air Force (LAAF), the US Navy and even the French. Meanwhile, almost as a sideshow, the LAAF - quantitatively one of the most potent air forces in North Africa and the Middle East - also saw intensive deployment in Chad. Initially, with sporadic fighting between different parties for the control of N'Djamena, the Chadian capital, this conflict eventually turned into a major war when Libya invaded the country outright. The LAAF deployed not only French-made Mirage but also Soviet-made fighter-bombers of MiG and Sukhoi design, Mil-designed helicopters and even bombers of Tupolev design, to establish her dominance over the extensive battlefield of the Sahara Desert. Because of the Cold War but also due to confrontation with Libya over a number of other issues, France - a one-time major arms supplier to Libya - and the USA gradually got dragged into the war. Deployments of their troops and intelligence services in Chad, Egypt and the Sudan never resulted in a full-scale war against Libya, but time and again culminated in small-scale aerial operations that proved crucial to developments on the ground, several of which are still a matter of extensive debate. Detailing not only the aerial operations but the ground war and the geopolitical background of these conflicts, and illustrated with over 100 contemporary photographs, maps and all-new color profiles, this volume provides a unique insight into an otherwise completely forgotten conflict that raged from the skies over the southern Mediterranean to southern Chad and northern Sudan, yet one that not only represented a formative period of the LAAF, but which also prompted a number of crucial modifications and developments in France and the USA.
... 2 Pakistan : marine jurisdictional claim 92 900 km2 ; 200 - nautical - mile fishing zone , 200 - nautical - mile EEZ SA 319B Alouette III France 4 SAR 7.6 / 38 Omera ORB - 3151 Br 1150 Atlantic 1 France 4 ASW / MR 90/540 CSF 10 .
Author: Ian Anthony
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The naval arms trade has been the focus of attention in recent years owing to such events as the tanker war in the Persian Gulf and the acquisition of a nuclear-powered submarine by India. This book discusses the interrelated factors involved in the transfer of naval systems, including maritime aircraft and guided missiles, and technology. It also describes the production processes for selected naval arms. The book presents an overview of the naval arms market, focusing on the principal supplier countries, and a detailed analysis of the procurement processes as illustrated by Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India and New Zealand.