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February 2013 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

Belgian Minister Defense Peter De Crem to visit crews Belgian helicopter Agusta A-109 Mali 28002132

Belgian Minister of Defense Peter De Crem to visit crews of Belgian helicopter Agusta A-109 in Mali
 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, French troops from operation Serval based in Gao has received the visit of Defence Minister of Belgium, Mister Peter De Crem. He was accompanied by the Belgian Chief of Army Staff and a military delegation.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, French troops from operation Serval based in Gao has received the visit of Defence Minister of Belgium, Mister Peter De Crem. He was accompanied by the Belgian Chief of Army Staff and a military delegation.
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Thursday, February 28, 2013, 06:34 PM

 

Renault Trucks Defense and Uralvagonzavod will develop a new range of armoured vehicles 2802131

Renault Trucks Defense and Uralvagonzavod will develop a new range of armoured vehicles
 

The Uralvagonzavod research and production company, OJSC has entered into a cooperation agreement with Renault Trucks Defense. The document was signed at the IDEX-2013 International Defense Exhibition, which opened in Abu Dhabi on February 17.

The Uralvagonzavod research and production company, OJSC has entered into a cooperation agreement with Renault Trucks Defense. The document was signed at the IDEX-2013 International Defense Exhibition, which opened in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on February 17.
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Thursday, February 28, 2013, 07:56 AM

 

France selects ThalesRaytheon Systems to supply third Ground Master 400 3d air defense radar 2702135

France selects ThalesRaytheonSystems to supply its third Ground Master 400 3d air defense radar
 

The French defense procurement agency (DGA) has selected ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) to supply the French Air Force with a third Ground Master 406 radar for the Lyon Mont-Verdun airbase. The order follows an earlier award announced on September 7, 2012 to provide an identical radar for the Nice Mont-Agel base.

The French defense procurement agency (DGA) has selected ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) to supply the French Air Force with a third Ground Master 406 radar for the Lyon Mont-Verdun airbase. The order follows an earlier award announced on September 7, 2012 to provide an identical radar for the Nice Mont-Agel base.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 05:10 PM

 

U.S. and Europe work for an option to provide non-lethal military equipment to Syrian rebels 2702133

U.S. and Europe work for an option to provide non-lethal military equipment to Syrian rebels
 

The United States and Europe may begin equipping the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) with vehicles, body armor, night vision gear and binoculars, as well as military training. The decision is expected after a key conference on Syria in Rome. The Obama administration is working with European allies on possibly giving non-lethal equipment to Syrian rebel fighters, U.S. and European officials said.

The United States and Europe may begin equipping the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) with vehicles, body armor, night vision gear and binoculars, as well as military training. The decision is expected after a key conference on Syria in Rome. The Obama administration is working with European allies on possibly giving non-lethal equipment to Syrian rebel fighters, U.S. and European officials said.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 02:49 PM

 

Russian airborne troops will be equipped soon with Tigr-M SPM-2 and Kamaz Typhoon armoured 2702132

Russian airborne troops will be equipped soon with Tigr-M SPM-2 and Kamaz Typhoon armoured
 

The Russian Airborne Troops (RAT) will be mainly equipped with domestically-designed armored vehicles, including Tigr-M, RAT Commander Col. Gen. Vladimir Shamanov said. “Our brigade-level air assault units will have an armored car component based on Tigr vehicles,” Shamanov said at a news conference in RIA Novosti on Monday. “The deliveries of Tigr-M will start soon, and the first recipients of these vehicles will be special forces units.”

The Russian Airborne Troops (RAT) will be mainly equipped with domestically-designed armored vehicles, including Tigr-M, RAT Commander Col. Gen. Vladimir Shamanov said. “Our brigade-level air assault units will have an armored car component based on Tigr vehicles,” Shamanov said at a news conference in RIA Novosti on Monday. “The deliveries of Tigr-M will start soon, and the first recipients of these vehicles will be special forces units.” Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 10:22 AM

 

First procurement of Predator XP Unmanned Aerial System by United Arab Emirates 2702131

First procurement of Predator XP Unmanned Aerial System by United Arab Emirates
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, has announced the procurement of its first Predator XP RPA system by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, has announced the procurement of its first Predator XP RPA system by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 09:16 AM

 

Successful first flight test of Israeli-made Arrow III ballistic missile interceptor 2602134

Successful first flight test of Israeli-made Arrow III ballistic missile interceptor
 

Israel successfully carried out Monday, February 25, 2013, the first flight test of its Arrow III ballistic missile interceptor, the Israeli Defense Ministry said in a statement. The ministry's Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency jointly conducted the trial from an Israeli range on the Mediterranean coast.

Israel successfully carried out Monday, February 25, 2013, the first flight test of its Arrow III ballistic missile interceptor, the Israeli Defense Ministry said in a statement. The ministry's Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency jointly conducted the trial from an Israeli range on the Mediterranean coast.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 10:36 AM

 

Iran tests capabilities of tanks and armoured vehicles to fire home-made anti-tank missiles 2602131

Iran tests capabilities of tanks and armoured vehicles to fire home-made anti-tank missiles
 

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force of Iranian Army tested its tanks and armored vehicles' capability of launching home-made anti-armor missiles in the last stage of Payambar-e Azam 8 wargames in Southern Iran on Monday, February 25, 2013.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force of Iranian Army tested its tanks and armored vehicles' capability of launching home-made anti-armor missiles in the last stage of Payambar-e Azam 8 wargames in Southern Iran on Monday, February 25, 2013.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 08:51 AM

 

Iranian Army plans to test-fire new anti-chopper man-portable air defence missile system 2502134

Iranian Army plans to test-fire new anti-chopper man-portable air defence missile system
 

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iranian army plans to test-fire an indigenous shoulder-launched weapon which can shoot down choppers in the ongoing wargames in Southeastern Iran. The IRGC Ground Force started massive wargames, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 8 (The Great Prophet 8), which include exercising different defense tactics, in Southern Iran on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iranian army plans to test-fire an indigenous shoulder-launched weapon which can shoot down choppers in the ongoing wargames in Southeastern Iran. The IRGC Ground Force started massive wargames, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 8 (The Great Prophet 8), which include exercising different defense tactics, in Southern Iran on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
Monday, February 25, 2013, 11:59 AM

 

Libya has taken delivery of 49 NIMR 4x4 light tactical armoured vehicles from Jordan 2502133

Libya has taken delivery of 49 NIMR 4x4 light tactical armoured vehicles from Jordan
 

Libya has taken delivery of 49 NIMR armoured support vehicles from Jordan. Some 120 of the UAE-designed and built NIMRs, in two variants, have already been in service with the Libyan army, reports Libya Herald.

Libya has taken delivery of 49 NIMR armoured support vehicles from Jordan. Some 120 of the UAE-designed and built NIMRs, in two variants, have already been in service with the Libyan army, reports Libya Herald.
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Monday, February 25, 2013, 11:19 AM

 

Slovakia will reinforce its military unit for the ISAF International mission in Afghanistan 2502132

Slovakia will reinforce its military unit for the ISAF International mission in Afghanistan
 

Slovakia will reinforce its military unit within the ISAF international mission in Afghanistan with another 160 soldiers, said the Slovak Defence Ministry on Friday, February 22, 2013. "The special operations group will be sent to the NATO mission to fulfil the support, mentoring and advisory tasks for Afghan security forces," said the ministry in a statement.

Slovakia will reinforce its military unit within the ISAF international mission in Afghanistan with another 160 soldiers, said the Slovak Defence Ministry on Friday, February 22, 2013. "The special operations group will be sent to the NATO mission to fulfil the support, mentoring and advisory tasks for Afghan security forces," said the ministry in a statement.
Monday, February 25, 2013, 09:28 AM

 

Bumar set up new main battle tank construction consortium to create modular tracked platform 2502131

Bumar set up new main battle tank construction consortium to create modular tracked platform
 

On 14th February in Warsaw, Bumar Sp. z o.o., together with other companies of the Polish defense industry set up a new main battle tank construction consortium. The goal of the consortium, according to the records, is performing research and development works and the implementation of “Universal Modular Tracked Platform in a Direct Support Vehicle/New Main Battle Tank version” to the production stage.

On 14th February in Warsaw, Bumar Sp. z o.o., together with other companies of the Polish defense industry set up a new main battle tank construction consortium. The goal of the consortium, according to the records, is performing research and development works and the implementation of “Universal Modular Tracked Platform in a Direct Support Vehicle/New Main Battle Tank version” to the production stage.
Monday, February 25, 2013, 08:21 AM

 

Successful demonstration of SMSS Squad Mission Support System controlled via satellite 2402136

Successful demonstration of SMSS Squad Mission Support System controlled via satellite
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] completed a successful demonstration at Camp Grayling, Mich., recently in which its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS™) was being controlled via satellite from more than 200 miles away. The SMSS vehicle conducted several battlefield surveillance operations while being controlled beyond line-of-sight via satellite from the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research Center.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] completed a successful demonstration at Camp Grayling, Mich., recently in which its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS™) was being controlled via satellite from more than 200 miles away. The SMSS vehicle conducted several battlefield surveillance operations while being controlled beyond line-of-sight via satellite from the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research Center.
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 03:29 PM

 

U.S. has deployed drone in Niger to provide intelligence collection to French Forces in Mali 2402132

U.S. has deployed drone in Niger to provide intelligence collection to French Forces in Mali
 

U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday, February 22, 2013, that his country has deployed about 100 military personnel to the West African country of Niger. Obama said the deployment "will provide support for intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing with French forces conducting operations in Mali and with other partners in the region."

U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday, February 22, 2013, that his country has deployed about 100 military personnel to the West African country of Niger. Obama said the deployment "will provide support for intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing with French forces conducting operations in Mali and with other partners in the region."
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 08:42 AM

 

Lockheed Martin demonstrates the capability of DAGR missile from JLTV vehicle 2402131

Lockheed Martin demonstrates the capability of DAGR missile from JLTV vehicle
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently demonstrated the ability of its DAGR (Direct Attack Guided Rocket) missile to launch from a ground vehicle during a series of flight tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. DAGR and two Hydra 70 rockets were launched from a pedestal launcher mounted in the bed of a Lockheed Martin prototype Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently demonstrated the ability of its DAGR (Direct Attack Guided Rocket) missile to launch from a ground vehicle during a series of flight tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. DAGR and two Hydra 70 rockets were launched from a pedestal launcher mounted in the bed of a Lockheed Martin prototype Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 07:46 AM

 

A dozen of Chadian soldiers were killed in Mali during fighting against Islamist rebels 2302132

A dozen of Chadian soldiers were killed in Mali during fighting against Islamist rebels
 

More than a dozen Chadian soldiers died Friday, February 23, 2013, in a fighting in northern Mali which also killed 65 al Qaida-linked Islamist rebels, the Chadian army said. The casualties were the heaviest for African and French troops since the start of their military campaign against the Malian rebels, which hold the northern part of the Western African country.

More than a dozen Chadian soldiers died Friday, February 22, 2013, in a fighting in northern Mali which also killed 65 al Qaida-linked Islamist rebels, the Chadian army said. The casualties were the heaviest for African and French troops since the start of their military campaign against the Malian rebels, which hold the northern part of the Western African country.
Saturday , February 23, 2013, 05:34 PM

 

United Arab Emirates could buy more weapons and military equipment from Russia 2102131

United Arab Emirates could buy more weapons and military equipment from Russia
 

The United Arab Emirates is in the market for more Russian-made weapons, said Russian Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov. He made the comments after meeting with UAE Foreign Minister Sheik Abdullah bin Zeyed Al Nahyan, a crown prince and deputy supreme commander of the country's armed forces.

The United Arab Emirates is in the market for more Russian-made weapons, said Russian Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov. He made the comments after meeting with UAE Foreign Minister Sheik Abdullah bin Zeyed Al Nahyan, a crown prince and deputy supreme commander of the country's armed forces.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013, 03:59 AM

 

Armed forces Chad takes delivery of first Bastion Patsas light Special Operations vehicle 1903121

Armed forces of Chad takes delivery of the first Bastion Patsas light Special Operations vehicle
 

Chad’s armed forces have recently taken delivery of the first eleven Bastion Patsas out of a total order for 22 vehicles. The other eleven Bastion Patsas will be delivered by the end of June 2013. This twelve tonne armoured vehicle is intended to conduct patrols or raids in an extreme climatic environment. ACMAT has made use of over fifty years of experience in producing the legendary VLRA high endurance vehicle, designed for Special Forces or response units.

Chad’s armed forces have recently taken delivery of the first eleven Bastion Patsas out of a total order for 22 vehicles. The other eleven Bastion Patsas will be delivered by the end of June 2013. This twelve tonne armoured vehicle is intended to conduct patrols or raids in an extreme climatic environment. ACMAT has made use of over fifty years of experience in producing the legendary VLRA high endurance vehicle, designed for Special Forces or response units. Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 05:24 AM

 

Oshkosh Defense unveils Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain L-ATV utility variant JLTV program 1602132

Oshkosh Defense unveils Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain L-ATV utility variant for JLTV program
 

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has unveiled its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) utility variant for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has unveiled its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) utility variant for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
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Saturday, February 16, 2013, 01:00 PM

 

U.S. Companies work on the final development of the M109A6 Paladin howitzer for U.S. Army 1602131

U.S. Companies work on the final development of the M109A6 Paladin howitzer for U.S. Army
 

Two U.S. companies are working on the U.S. Army's planned expansion of its self-propelled Paladin howitzer fleet and ammunition supply vehicles. Loc Performance Products Inc. and BAE Systems will design, test and manufacture prototype final drive assemblies for the Army's M109A6/M992A2 Paladin Integrated Management program.

Two U.S. companies are working on the U.S. Army's planned expansion of its self-propelled Paladin howitzer fleet and ammunition supply vehicles. Loc Performance Products Inc. and BAE Systems will design, test and manufacture prototype final drive assemblies for the Army's M109A6/M992A2 Paladin Integrated Management program.
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Saturday, February 16, 2013, 11:58 AM

 

The orders for the Russian-made S-400 air defence missile system is full until 2020 to 2021 1402133

The orders for the Russian-made S-400 air defence missile system is full until 2020 to 2021
 

Countries interested to purchase the Russian-made air defense missile system S-400 are ready to wait for delivery until 2021, announced Wednesday, 13 February, 2013, in Moscow, the CEO of the Russian State Agency of arms export, Rosoboronexport, Anatoly Issaïkine.

Countries interested to purchase the Russian-made air defense missile system S-400 are ready to wait for delivery until 2021, announced Wednesday, 13 February, 2013, in Moscow, the CEO of the Russian State Agency of arms export, Rosoboronexport, Anatoly Issaïkine.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10:22 AM

 

Ireland will provide some soldiers as infantry training team for Malian Armed Forces 1402132

Ireland will provide some soldiers as infantry training team for Malian Armed Forces
 

Irish Minister of Defense Alan Shatter said Wednesday he proposes to seek the approval of the government for participation in the planned EU Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) as part of a joint training contingent with the British armed forces

Irish Minister of Defense Alan Shatter said Wednesday he proposes to seek the approval of the government for participation in the planned EU Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) as part of a joint training contingent with the British armed forces.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013, 09:02 AM

 

RADA Announces Successful Testing of its Advanced C-RAM Counter-Artillery Radar 1402131

RADA Announces Successful Testing of its Advanced C-RAM Counter-Artillery Radar
 

RADA Electronic Industries announces successful testing of its advanced Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) with the RPS-40 Counter-Artillery, Rockets and Mortars (C-RAM) mission. The RPS-40 mission provides tactical accuracies of the Point of Origin (POO) and the Point of Impact (POI).

RADA Electronic Industries announces successful testing of its advanced Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) with the RPS-40 Counter-Artillery, Rockets and Mortars (C-RAM) mission. The RPS-40 mission provides tactical accuracies of the Point of Origin (POO) and the Point of Impact (POI).
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Thursday, February 14, 2013, 08:40 AM

 

Israeli Arrow air defense system to be upgraded in 2013 with a range of improvements 1302135

Israeli Arrow air defense system to be upgraded in 2013 with a range of improvements
 

The Israeli Arrow air defense system, designed to intercept long-range ballistic missiles will continue to evolve into 2013 with an impressive range of improvements and upgrades. Some of the new improvements include the establishment of a new interception management center, deployment of armored launchers with enhanced firing capacity, better communications with other missile systems, and longer-range interception capabilities.

The Israeli Arrow air defense system, designed to intercept long-range ballistic missiles will continue to evolve into 2013 with an impressive range of improvements and upgrades. Some of the new improvements include the establishment of a new interception management center, deployment of armored launchers with enhanced firing capacity, better communications with other missile systems, and longer-range interception capabilities. Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 07:38 PM

 

Bangladesh would like to buy Russian-made 8x8 armoured vehicles personnel carrier BTR-80 1302134

Bangladesh would like to buy Russian-made 8x8 armoured vehicles personnel carrier BTR-80
 

Bangladesh is negotiating with Russia for the supply of 8x8 armored vehicles personnel carrier BTR-80 with a Russian credit of one billion dollars, announced in Bangalore, India, Alexander Fomin, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (FSVTS).

Bangladesh is negotiating with Russia for the supply of 8x8 armored vehicles personnel carrier BTR-80 with a Russian credit of one billion dollars, announced in Bangalore, India, Alexander Fomin, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (FSVTS).
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 10:53 AM

 

South Korea deploys cruise missile against North Korea response of its nuclear missile tests 1302131

South Korea deploys cruise missile against North Korea in response of its nuclear missile tests
 

South Korea's military is deploying cruise missiles capable of striking the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and accelerating the development of ballistic missiles, officials said Wednesday. "We have deployed a cruise missile that can strike any and all parts of North Korea (DPRK)," Seoul's defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told reporters at a press briefing.

South Korea's military is deploying cruise missiles capable of striking the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and accelerating the development of ballistic missiles, officials said Wednesday. "We have deployed a cruise missile that can strike any and all parts of North Korea (DPRK)," Seoul's defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told reporters at a press briefing.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 08:44 AM

 

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