Avión Kfir se salió de la pista y terminó en una playa de Cartagena; no hubo víctimas ni heridos
La aeronave, de matrícula 3004 que intentó despegar del aeropuerto Rafael Núñez de Cartagena a las 4: 45 p.m. de hoy (lunes), no logró levantar vuelo.
El avión, que se incendió de inmediato, quedó semidestruido a un costado de la vía al mar, dejando bloqueada la vía Cartagena - Barranquilla, donde a esta hora hay un fuerte bloqueo.
El piloto, al parecer de nacionalidad israelí, según dijeron testigos, fue sacado de la aeronave en medio del fuego sin que sufriera ninguna herida.
"El avión nunca despegó y por eso no fue tan dramático el accidente. Se salió de la pista, atravesó la vía al mar y cayó prácticamente en la playa", dijo un testigo a EL TIEMPO.
El comandante de la policía metropolitana de Cartagena, coronel Carlos Mena, dijo que no hubo heridos ni víctimas fatales.
traduction a la hate:
2 pilotes isareliens se sont sauvè miraculeusement dans un accident a bord d'un kfir c-10 , cet accident s'est deroule durant des essais qu'effectue les pilotes sur l'un des 4 kfir que israel a l'intention de les vendre a la colombie.
Sujet: Re: Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia Jeu 23 Juil 2009 - 1:50
DATE:22/07/09 SOURCE:Flight International PICTURES: Colombia loses newly upgraded Kfir fighter in runway overshoot By Craig Hoyle
Two Israeli test pilots escaped injury when the upgraded Colombian air force Kfir fighter they were flying ran off the runway in Cartagena on 20 July.
Believed to be from an initial batch of ex-Israeli air force Kfirs that have been modernised for Colombia by Israel Aerospace Industries, aircraft FAC-3004 suffered major damage after crossing a road and coming to rest against large rocks.
The two-seat trainer's starboard wing was severed in the incident, with its airframe also suffering further substantial damage in a resulting fire.
IAI last month delivered Colombia's first batch of modernised Kfirs, which have received new avionics and electronic warfare equipment and Elta Systems EL/M-2032 fire control radars.
The Israeli company says it will upgrade 12 Kfirs already in service with the Colombian air force under a contract worth more than $150 million, "and supply additional jets". Local media reports suggest the deal covers a total of 24 aircraft.
Sujet: Re: Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia Mer 29 Juil 2009 - 7:33
Sujet: Re: Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia Mer 29 Juil 2009 - 7:38
Sujet: Re: Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia Mer 29 Juil 2009 - 7:51
messages: 7089 Inscrit le: 24/04/2007 Nationalité: Médailles de mérite:
Sujet: Re: Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia Mer 29 Juil 2009 - 16:05
Sujet: Re: Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia Ven 28 Aoû 2009 - 13:06
US-Colombia deal could fuel arms purchases Aug 27, 2009 7:59 PM EST BARILOCHE, Argentina - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has raised the stakes for Friday's meeting of South American presidents by threatening to break relations with Colombia over plans to give U.S. troops a 10-year lease on its bases.
Chavez says the U.S. has loosed "winds of war" on the continent - a position few diplomats share following tours by U.S. and Colombian officials seeking to calm fears of neighboring nations.
Even so, the bases deal has created uncertainty about regional stability and provided yet another justification for nations to spend big on their militaries.
Venezuela has poured about $4 billion into Russian weapons to counter the threat Chavez sees from the billions in U.S. military aid to Colombia. Ecuador is buying 24 Brazilian warplanes and six Israeli drones to keep a closer watch on its borders. Bolivia has opened a $100 million line of credit with Russia to buy weapons.
These purchases were in the works even before details of the bases deal were revealed last month by The Associated Press - and defense spending around the region is up sharply, mostly in the name of routine modernization.
The 12 South American nations spent about $51 billion last year on their militaries - up 30 percent from 2007, according to the Center for a New Majority, a Buenos Aires research group.
That's low compared to the rest of the world - U.S. spending alone is well into the hundreds of billions - but a steep burden for democracies in a relatively peaceful area that is struggling with growing poverty and economic crisis.
"None of this is good. The last thing the region needs is an arms race," said Markus Schultze-Kraft, a Bogota-based analyst with the International Crisis Group, a conflict-resolution organization.
He said the leaders should avoid telling one another: "You are arming yourself, that is why we must continue arming ourselves."
The Latin American Security and Defense Network, a Buenos Aires research group, says that Ecuador tops South American nations in relative defense spending, with 10.7 percent of its national budget.
That's even more than the 9.3 percent spent by Colombia, which has been battling a leftist rebel movement for decades. Venezuela spent 5.2 percent of its much larger, oil-fueled budget on defense last year.
Colombia won't budge on the bases deal, Foreign Minister Jaime Bermudez says. "The negotiations have closed and only await the official signature." He said Colombia may even question other countries about their own deals and arms buildups.
President Alvaro Uribe is expected to make some reassurances to his fellow presidents at the Argentine winter resort of Bariloche. U.S. and Colombian officials have said the troops are there to fight drug traffickers and leftist rebels, and that the troops won't cross boundaries without permission.
But Latin American leaders and U.S. lawmakers who were not consulted about the pending deal want more explanations.
"Unfortunately this could lead to an escalation of an arms race in the region, and particularly with Venezuela, Ecuador and other countries compensating for what they perceive as an alteration of the balance of power," said Miguel Tinker Salas, a professor at Pomona College in Claremont, California.
Chavez - who has repeatedly denied supporting Colombia's FARC rebels - claims U.S. troops could use the bases to launch operations to unseat Latin American leaders like himself, and says Venezuela will buy Russian tanks to defend itself.
"You can establish 70,000 Yankee bases surrounding Venezuela, but you aren't going to beat the Bolivarian Revolution!" Chavez declared this week.
Moderate leftists also are suspicious of foreign militaries in Latin America. Memories are fresh of the U.S.-backed dictatorships that killed and tortured their own citizens. Chile's president, Michele Bachelet, is among the survivors.
The unresolved coup in Honduras - by a military with close U.S. ties and training - worries them as well.
Uribe's promises haven't eased these concerns, particularly since he sent his military more than a mile (kilometer) into Ecuadorean territory last year to kill a top rebel commander - and told Chavez and Correa that he'd do it again.
Correa said Colombia's argument that its deal with the U.S. is an internal matter doesn't stand, especially given his claimed right to stage pre-emptive strikes outside Colombia.
"What if later we put nuclear warheads in Ecuador, and declare them to be a matter of national sovereignty?" he told Peru's Radioprogramas while traveling to the summit. "It's absurd - these are things that endanger the whole region."
Various countries have proposed solutions. Correa would put the bases under UNASUR supervision. Brazil and others want to see Colombia's reassurances guaranteed in writing. Bolivia's Evo Morales would like a continent-wide vote on the Colombia-US deal.
But the deal is done, and Uribe isn't coming to the meeting to negotiate, his foreign minister Jaime Bermudez said.
Several diplomats lamented that President Barack Obama won't be there to make the U.S. case, saying the deal seems out of place with Obama's promise at the Summit of the Americas to usher in a new era of cooperation and good faith.
Brazil, meanwhile, recently bought French submarines and helicopters and is poised to spend $2 billion for fighter jets to protect its offshore oil and Amazon resources, which many Brazilians fear could be targeted by unnamed foreign powers.
Silva will work at the summit to "reduce tensions that tend to be magnified by the rhetoric and polarization," his spokesman Marcelo Baumbauch said, and he has asked Obama to meet with the South American presidents, perhaps during September's U.N. General Assembly, "to overcome this unhelpful Cold War mentality."
Several analysts complained the bases deal was developed in secret, feeding fears and leading other countries to justify other weapons deals.
"If the United States doesn't want to sell to us, there's China or Russia," Morales said while celebrating the Russian credit line this month. He complained of waiting in vain for U.S. approval to buy six light-attack planes and said any president who invites foreign troops onto his territory is a "traitor" to Latin America.
About 1,500 protesters shared that theme Thursday in downtown Bariloche, far from the heavily guarded Llao Llao hotel, where the presidents will be able to meet in luxurious isolation. The iconic setting is an ideal place for settling differences. Or, there could be more talk of war.
_________________ “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
messages: 18745 Inscrit le: 14/02/2009 Localisation: USS Ronald Reagan Nationalité: Médailles de mérite:
Sujet: Re: Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia Sam 31 Oct 2009 - 11:00
Pact signed to expand US use of Colombia bases By FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press Writer Frank Bajak, Associated Press Writer – Fri Oct 30, 6:45 pm ET BOGOTA – In a private, low-key ceremony, the U.S. ambassador and three Colombian ministers on Friday signed a pact giving American personnel expanded access to military bases in this drug-producing country, a deal that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has called a threat to the region's security.
Foreign Minister Jaime Bermudez said the 10-year deal takes effect immediately and restricts U.S. military operations to Colombian territory — alluding to fears expressed by leftist leaders in the region that it would make Colombia a base for asserting U.S. power in South America.
Details of the pact, which aims to boost drug and counterinsurgency operations, were not immediately released. But Colombia said in a statement that it "respects the principles of equal sovereignty, territorial integrity and nonintervention in the internal affairs of other states."
The U.S. State Department said in a statement that the accord "does not signal, anticipate or authorize an increase in the presence of U.S. military or civilian personnel in Colombia."
Officials have said it would expand U.S. access to seven Colombian bases while maintaining at 1,400 the cap on military personnel and contractors specified by U.S. law. Bermudez said that with the pact Colombia was seeking to improve its communications and intelligence capabilities, for which U.S. cooperation has already been a boon.
U.S. counter-drug flights that previously operated out of Manta, Ecuador, will now be based at the Palanquero base in the central Magdalena valley and Navy port calls will be more frequent.
"We are not bringing U.S. soldiers to Colombia for combat," Bermudez told reporters. "We're not going to see an unusual number of U.S. military personnel, nor U.S. planes in excess. What we're going to see is what we've always seen."
The top U.S. Defense Department official for Latin America, Frank Mora, told The Associated Press in August there would be no "U.S. offensive capacity" such as fighter jets from any of the bases. U.S. construction is, however, planned at Palanquero to expand facilities.
The State Department noted that "U.S. personnel presence has been in a gradual decline" in Colombia, a trend it said it expected to continue. U.S. law specifies that no more than 800 U.S. military personnel and 600 civilian contractors may be in country at any one time. Currently, there are 230 U.S. service personnel and 400 contractors in Colombia, Bermudez said.
President Chavez, who survived a 2002 coup attempt that he claims was U.S.-backed, has said Washington could use the bases agreement to destabilize the region.
South America's main power broker, President Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil, however, dropped his initial objections after senior U.S. officials and Colombia's conservative president, Alvaro Uribe, made separate visits to explain it.
Uribe also assured regional leaders at an August summit that U.S. military operations would be restricted to Colombian territory, where a half-century-old leftist insurgency persists as well as violence related to drug trafficking.
Critics of the accord say it sends the wrong signal to Colombia's neighbors, especially given that the Andean nation remains the world's No. 1 cocaine producer despite receiving more than $4 billion in U.S. military aid since 2000.
"At a time when we should be pursuing every kind of diplomatic avenue to reduce tensions, this appears to be a military decision that may increase tension," said George Withers of the liberal U.S. think tank Washington Office on Latin America.
Under the pact, U.S. military personnel will continue to enjoy diplomatic immunity, exempting them from local criminal prosecution. Some Colombians objected to that, citing a case of two U.S. servicemen accused in 2007 of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. The two have since left the country.
Asked Friday about the case, the U.S. Embassy referred to a statement it issued in August saying there was currently "insufficient evidence to prosecute the two U.S. service members involved."
Increased U.S. military assistance has been key to the recent weakening of the country's main leftist rebel group. The U.S. military has offices at armed forces headquarters and advisers attached to army divisions.
Although there's no evidence of any direct correlation, the boost in aid and cooperation also has coincided with a sharp increase in extrajudicial killings by Colombia's military. Source :: Yahoo News
_________________ La monarchie est le trésor du Maroc, et on a de la chance d'y vivre et appartenir, DIEU merci "non c'è spazio per l'ambiguità e la doppiezza : o cittadino marocchino, o non lo è" Mohammed VI
Sujet: Re: Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia Lun 2 Nov 2009 - 16:03
Voici le nouveau véhicule léger de combat pour l'armée de terre colombienne.
En 2010 seront produites 50 unités et ils seront des véhicules "Made in Colombia".Quant à l'armament de ce engin,ils seront equipés avec:
- 1 Système antichar SPIKE. - 1 Mitrailleuse de 12'7 mm. - 1 Mitrailleuse de 7'62 mm.
Sujet: Re: Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia Mar 8 Déc 2009 - 23:20
Colombia Orders 39 Armored Security Vehicles
Released on Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Textron Marine & Land Systems to Deliver 39 Armored Personnel Carriers to Colombia New Orleans, LA - December 8, 2009 - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected by the Colombian Ministry of Defense to produce and deliver 39 Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) for the Colombian Army. The Colombian Army's initial requirement for armored wheeled vehicles with associated logistics support will be contracted through the U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales process. The total value of this procurement is $45.6 million.
Textron Marine & Land Systems' armored personnel carrier is one of several armored wheeled vehicle configurations that it designs and produces. Textron Marine & Land Systems has designed and produced more than 2,400 Armored Security Vehicles (ASV) and APC vehicles for the U.S. Army, Iraq and Bulgaria. The armored personnel carrier that will be delivered to Colombia is equipped with a cupola mounted weapons station configured with either a .50 caliber machine gun or MK-19 40mm grenade launcher.
"Our ASV and family of vehicles have an impressive track record around the world and are vital to U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Textron Marine & Land Systems Senior Vice President and General Manager Tom Walmsley. "These vehicles will serve our Colombian allies well in the preservation of Colombia's peace and security."
The ASV and APC have maintained exceptional operational readiness and combat availability rates over more than five years of combat operations. Textron Marine & Land Systems has achieved more than 51 consecutive months of on-time delivery to the U.S. Army on the ASV program.
The ASV and APC are 4X4 wheeled armored vehicles that offer significant crew protection through the employment of multiple layers of armor, defending against small arms fire, artillery projectile fragments, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and land mines. These vehicles possess superior mobility, agility, handling and ride quality through the utilization of a four-wheel independent suspension system.
The ASV and APC vehicles perform a wide variety of missions including scout, infantry personnel carrier, reconnaissance, command and control and recovery. U.S. Army ASV missions include operations with the Military Police, convoy protection, perimeter security, as well as Field Artillery Combat Observation and Lasing Teams (COLT) with the M-1200 ASV configuration.
rafi General de Division
messages: 8554 Inscrit le: 23/09/2007 Localisation: le monde Nationalité: Médailles de mérite:
Sujet: Re: Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia Mer 23 Déc 2009 - 9:35
La France vient de remettre à la Colombie une offre portant sur la vente de 30 à 40 chars Leclerc d'occasion, rapporte mercredi La Tribune, citant plusieurs sources concordantes. Il s'agit de chars qui ne sont plus en service opérationnel au sein de l'armée de terre française, et qui devront être modernisés, souligne le quotidien économique.
Sujet: Re: Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia Ven 15 Jan 2010 - 23:49
La course à l'armement est visiblement belle est bien lancé avec le Venezuela
Par contre leur nombre 40 , je ne pense pas que cela sera suffisant pour maintenir l'équilibre des forces
La France négocie la vente de chars Leclerc avec la Colombie
La France négocie avec la Colombie la vente de quarante chars Leclerc d'occasion (1). Ces blindés sont actuellement entre les mains de l'armée de terre.
Des experts de la DGA se sont rendus à plusieurs reprises à Bogota pour finaliser la proposition française : la Colombie cherche à se doter d'un char de combat pour contre-carrer la décision de son voisin, le Venezuela d'Hugo Chavez, d'acquérir des T-90 russes. C'est la première fois que la Colombie s'équiperait d'un char aussi puissant.
Les 40 chars en question sont aujourd'hui stockés par l'armée de terre : il s'agit des tranches 4 et 5 de la série 1. Avant de les vendre à la Colombie, ils devront subir une grande visite et se voir apporter quelques modifications (climatisation radio, nouvelles chenilles, instruction en espagnol, etc).
Ces chars proviennent des surplus de l'armée de terre, qui a sérieusement réduit la voilure en matière de blindés. Faisons les comptes :406 Leclerc EMAT ont été livrés à l'armée de terre. Celle-ci ne souhaite plus en disposer (en parc) que de 254. Soit un surplus de 152 chars. Plus d'une trentaine sont à la casse : il s'agit des premières tranches qui ont connu de nombreux problèmes techniques. Une trentaine ont servis de stocks de pièce de rechange et sont aujourd'hui démontés. Dix autres doivent être transformés en véhicules de dépannage. Restent donc un peu plus de 70 Leclerc susceptibles d'être cédés sur le marché de l'occasion. D'autres experts parlent d'une "grosse cinquantaine".
Outre la Colombie, le Qatar pourrait être intéressé par des Leclerc d'occasion, lui qui doit remplacer son parc d'une trentaine d'AMX-30. Jusqu'à présent, le char Leclerc n'a été vendu, neuf, qu'aux seuls Emirats arabes unis.
Le Leclerc a été engagé dans deux opérations extérieures : le Kosovo et le Liban, où il est toujours présent. Depuis 2008, la France ne dispose plus que de quatre régiments à 52 chars, soit un point blindé lourd de 208 chars. C'est un minimum historique.
(1) Dévoilées fin décembre par le quotidien économique la Tribune, les discussions n'ont pas encore abouti contrairement à ce qu'affirme le Point d'hier.
_________________ Sois généreux avec nous, O toi Allah et donne nous la victoire
Sujet: Re: Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia Ven 22 Jan 2010 - 0:19
Le char Leclerc pourrait être très efficace contre les chars russes du vénézuella, mais d'un point de vue tactique 40 MBT ne sont pas suffisants, en plus l'exploiation de ce char risque de couter trop cher, quand je vois ce que coute une petite poignée de Leclerc déploiés au sud liban... 50% du budget de fonctionneemnt des chars de l'armée de terre française
Armée Colombienne / Military Forces of Colombia / Fuerzas Militares de Colombia