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February 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Turkey and France Defense Industry signed a Memorandum to establish bilateral relationship 2802145

Turkey and France Defense Industry signed a Memorandum to establish bilateral relationship
 

Turkey's Defense Industry Manufacturers Association has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French Aerospace Industries Association to establish a long term bilateral relationship, Anadolu Agency reported.

Turkey's Defense Industry Manufacturers Association has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French Aerospace Industries Association to establish a long term bilateral relationship, Anadolu Agency reported.
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Friday, February 28, 2014 11:59 AM

 

Liberia has received military equipment from China to boost ist national armed forces 2802144

Liberia has received military equipment from China to boost ist national armed forces
 

Liberia has received another boost in the rebuilding efforts of a new national army with a donation of equipment valued US$4million by the Government of the People's Republic of China.

Liberia has received another boost in the rebuilding efforts of a new national army with a donation of equipment valued US$4 million by the Government of the People's Republic of China.
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Friday, February 28, 2014 11:44 AM

 

North Korea has launched four Scud ballistic missiles into the sea of its eastern coast 2802143

North Korea has launched four Scud ballistic missiles into the sea of its eastern coast
 

According South Korean Defense Ministry, North Korea has launched four Scud medium-range ballistic missiles into the sea of its eastern coast Thursday, February 27, 2014. The missiles were fired just days after the start of annual joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States that North Korea opposes.

According South Korean Defense Ministry, North Korea has launched four Scud medium-range ballistic missiles into the sea of its eastern coast Thursday, February 27, 2014. The missiles were fired just days after the start of annual joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States that North Korea opposes.
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Friday, February 28, 2014 10:40 AM

 

Russia moves troops along the Ukrainian border ready to protect its Sevastopol Navy base 2802141

Russia moves troops along the Ukrainian border ready to protect its Sevastopol Navy base
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian military exercises near war games involving 150,000 troops along the Ukrainian border. Ukraine are raising concerns that Moscow may be putting troops in position to move across the border. Russia has repeatedly expressed concern for the safety of Russian citizens in Ukraine, using language similar to statements that preceded its invasion of Georgia in 2008.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered military exercises along the Ukrainian border involving 150,000 troops. Ukraine are raising concerns that Moscow may be putting troops in position to move across the border. Russia has repeatedly expressed concern for the safety of Russian citizens in Ukraine, using language similar to statements that preceded its invasion of Georgia in 2008.
Friday, February 28, 2014 09:45 AM

 

Latvia plans to purchase 120 armoured vehicles from United Kingdom 2802141

Latvia plans to purchase 120 armoured vehicles from United Kingdom
 

Thursday, 27 February 2014, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis (Greens/Farmers) met with British Defense Ministry State Secretary Philip Hammond, during which the two sides signed a protocol for cooperation in a project aimed at mechanizing Latvia's infantry brigade, LETA was informed by Defense Ministry spokesman Kaspars Galkins.

Thursday, 27 February 2014, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis (Greens/Farmers) met with British Defense Ministry State Secretary Philip Hammond, during which the two sides signed a protocol for cooperation in a project aimed at mechanizing Latvia's infantry brigade, LETA was informed by Defense Ministry spokesman Kaspars Galkins.
Friday, February 28, 2014 08:13 AM

 

International Armoured Group IAG unveils new armoured vehicle water cannon 2602143

International Armoured Group IAG unveils new armoured vehicle water cannon
 

The United Arab Emirates based Company IAG (International Armored Group) unveils its new armoured vehicle water cannon. With increasing turmoil and global unrest, our clients tasked IAG with developing a safe solution to crowd control, firefighting and preserving the peace. In response, International Armored Group is proud to introduce the IAG Armored Water Cannon, the newest addition to its growing armored tactical vehicle range.

The United Arab Emirates based Company IAG (International Armored Group) unveils its new armoured vehicle water cannon. With increasing turmoil and global unrest, our clients tasked IAG with developing a safe solution to crowd control, firefighting and preserving the peace. In response, International Armored Group is proud to introduce the IAG Armored Water Cannon, the newest addition to its growing armored tactical vehicle range. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 06:36 PM

 

FN Herstal of Belgium to increase its small caliber ammunition range with three new products 2602142

FN Herstal of Belgium to increase its small caliber ammunition range with three new products
 

The Belgian Company FN Herstal further strengthens its position as innovation leader and announces three recent additions to its small caliber ammunition range. Under the brands FN Herstal, Browning and Winchester Repeating Arms*, the Herstal Group designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of firearms and accessories for defense, law enforcement, hunting, and shooting.

The Belgian Company FN Herstal further strengthens its position as innovation leader and announces three recent additions to its small caliber ammunition range. Under the brands FN Herstal, Browning and Winchester Repeating Arms*, the Herstal Group designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of firearms and accessories for defense, law enforcement, hunting, and shooting.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 06:22 PM

 

BAE Systems has handed upgraded CV9030 armoured infantry fighting vehicle to Norwegian Army 2602141

BAE Systems has handed upgraded CV9030 armoured infantry fighting vehicle to Norwegian Army
 

BAE Systems has delivered the first upgraded CV9030 tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicle to the Norwegian army. The new vehicle fleet has significantly enhanced protection, survivability, situational awareness and interoperability, incorporating lessons learned from Norwegian, Swedish and Danish operations in Afghanistan with CV90.

BAE Systems has delivered the first upgraded CV9030 tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicle to the Norwegian army. The new vehicle fleet has significantly enhanced protection, survivability, situational awareness and interoperability, incorporating lessons learned from Norwegian, Swedish and Danish operations in Afghanistan with CV90.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:50 AM

 

Russian-made Pantsir-1 missile-gun air defense system could be in service with Vietnamese army 25021

Russian-made Pantsir-1 missile-gun air defense system could be in service with Vietnamese army
 

According to a Chinese newspaper report the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense system is in service with the Vietnamese army. A picture releases on the Chinese newspaper website shows a Pantsir-S1 somewhere in Vietnam.

According to a Chinese newspaper report the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense system is in service with the Vietnamese army. A picture releases on the Chinese newspaper website shows a Pantsir-S1 somewhere in Vietnam.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:47 AM

 

United States army to receive new mountain-climbing gear for Mountain Troops soldiers 2502142

United States army to receive new mountain-climbing gear for Mountain Troops soldiers
 

The United States Army last week started handing out more than $11 million in new mountain-climbing gear to U.S. troops, who count on the equipment to move across rough terrain in places like Afghanistan.

The United States Army last week started handing out more than $11 million in new mountain-climbing gear to U.S. troops, who count on the equipment to move across rough terrain in places like Afghanistan.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 09:47 AM

 

Second test-fired for the Indian-made Akash surface-to-air missile in less than few days 2502141

Second test-fired for the Indian-made Akash surface-to-air missile in less than few days
 

For a second time in less than few days, Indian Army successfully test-fired the Indian-made Akash medium range, surface-to-air missile, from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha on Monday, February 24, 2014. The Indian army could decide to commission the missile Akash after the successful firing tests of the last few days. Two regiments of Akash missile systems could enter in service with the Indian Army.

For a second time in less than few days, Indian Army successfully test-fired the Indian-made Akash medium range, surface-to-air missile, from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha on Monday, February 24, 2014. The Indian army could decide to commission the missile Akash after the successful firing tests of the last few days. Two regiments of Akash missile systems could enter in service with the Indian Army. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 09:11 AM

 

Akash Indian-made surface-to-air missile could enter quickly in service with the Indian army 2402142

Akash Indian-made surface-to-air missile could enter quickly in service with the Indian army
 

The successful test-firing of the Indian-made Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) in Odisha on Friday, February 21, 2014, has the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) brimming with confidence that it would be quickly inducted into the Indian Army.

The successful test-firing of the Indian-made Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) in Odisha on Friday, February 21, 2014, has the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) brimming with confidence that it would be quickly inducted into the Indian Army.
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Monday, February 24, 2014 09:23 AM

 

Saudi Arabia in talks with Pakistan to provide anti-aircraft anti-tank weapons to Syrian rebels 2302

Saudi Arabia in talks with Pakistan to provide anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons to Syrian rebels
 

Saudi Arabia is in talks with Pakistan to provide Anza anti-aircraft missile weapon system and anti-tank guided missile weapon system Baktar Shikan to Syrian rebels to try to tip the balance in the war to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, a Saudi source said Sunday, February 23, 2014.

Saudi Arabia is in talks with Pakistan to provide Anza anti-aircraft missile weapon system and anti-tank guided missile weapon system Baktar Shikan to Syrian rebels to try to tip the balance in the war to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, a Saudi source said Sunday, February 23, 2014.
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Sunday, February 23, 2014 05:12 PM

 

AutoKrAZ of Ukraine to provide technical assistance and training for Thai Army soldiers 2302141

AutoKrAZ of Ukraine to provide technical assistance and training for Thai Army soldiers
 

Ukrainian Company “AutoKrAZ” sent a team of technicians to provide technical assistance and training in KrAZ truck operation in Thailand. The training was conducted in accordance with terms of contract awarded to the Kremenchug Automobile Plant following competitive bidding procedure for supply of large batch of all-terrain trucks for needs of the Royal Thai Army.

Ukrainian Company “AutoKrAZ” sent a team of technicians to provide technical assistance and training in KrAZ truck operation in Thailand. The training was conducted in accordance with terms of contract awarded to the Kremenchug Automobile Plant following competitive bidding procedure for supply of large batch of all-terrain trucks for needs of the Royal Thai Army.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:30 AM

 

Army of Venezuela to modernize French-made AMX-13 APC with Russian-made turret MB2-04 2202148

Army of Venezuela to modernize French-made AMX-13 APC with Russian-made turret MB2-04
 

The Venezuela army has modernized the French-made AMX-13 (APC-VTT) tracked armoured vehicle personnel carrier with new Russian-made turret MB2-04 armed with a 2A42 30mm automatic cannon and one 30mm automatic grenade launcher AGS-17.

The army of Venezuela has modernized the French-made AMX-13 (APC-VTT) tracked armoured vehicle personnel carrier with new Russian-made turret MB2-04 armed with a 2A42 30mm automatic cannon and one 30mm automatic grenade launcher AGS-17.
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Saturday, February 22, 2014 01:00 PM

 

New Russian Kurganets-25 light tracked armoured could be unveiled in 2015 military parade 2202147

New Russian Kurganets-25 light tracked armoured could be unveiled in 2015 military parade
 

According to the Russian internet website "nakanune.ru", Kurgan Machine-Building Plant has reached a new stage in the production development of the new light tracked armoured vehicle platform Kurganets-25. The Russian Defense Company could be unveiled the new armoured vehicle during the military parade for the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War in 2015.

According to the Russian internet website "nakanune.ru", Kurgan Machine-Building Plant has reached a new stage in the production development of the new light tracked armoured vehicle platform Kurganets-25. The Russian Defense Company could be unveiled the new armoured vehicle during the military parade for the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War in 2015.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 11:58 AM

 

SAAB Carl-Gustaf man-portable anti-armour weapon to become standard issue for U.S. Army 2204146

SAAB Carl-Gustaf man-portable anti-armour weapon to become standard issue for U.S. Army
 

Defence and security company Saab´s man-portable weapon system Carl-Gustaf has been chosen by the U.S. Department of the Army to be a Program of Record within the U.S. Army. This means that the world leading shoulder fired weapon system, with a long service record with the U.S. Special Operations Forces, will now become standard issue to the U.S. Army’s Light Infantry units.

Defence and security company Saab´s man-portable weapon system Carl-Gustaf has been chosen by the U.S. Department of the Army to be a Program of Record within the U.S. Army. This means that the world leading shoulder fired weapon system, with a long service record with the U.S. Special Operations Forces, will now become standard issue to the U.S. Army’s Light Infantry units.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 11:36 AM

 

United States and China work to establish institutional dialogue between their two armies 2204145

United States and China work to establish institutional dialogue between their two armies
 

The United States is working with China to establish institutional dialogue between their two armies, Ray Odierno, the U.S. Army chief of staff, said here Saturday, February 22, 2014. "It is a very important first step," Odierno told reporters, noting that the dialogue is the first time at institutional level and is "more long-term and more long-standing."

The United States is working with China to establish institutional dialogue between their two armies, Ray Odierno, the U.S. Army chief of staff, said here Saturday, February 22, 2014. "It is a very important first step," Odierno told reporters, noting that the dialogue is the first time at institutional level and is "more long-term and more long-standing."
Saturday, February 22, 2014 11:20 AM

 

Azerbaijan and Roketsan of Turkey to produce jointly 107mm and 122mm artillery rockets 2202144

Azerbaijan and Roketsan of Turkey to produce jointly 107mm and 122mm artillery rockets
 

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense Industry and ROKETSAN company of Turkey will sign a final document on the joint production of missiles at an Azerbaijani facility, said Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM).

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense Industry and ROKETSAN company of Turkey will sign a final document on the joint production of missiles at an Azerbaijani facility, said Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM).
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Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:49 AM

 

French forces donated military vehicles and equipment to Army of Djibouti 2202143

French forces donated military vehicles and equipment to Army of Djibouti
 

French forces in Djibouti on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, donated military vehicles and equipment to the Djiboutian contingent expected to join the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Djiboutian Information Agency reported.

French forces in Djibouti on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, donated military vehicles and equipment to the Djiboutian contingent expected to join the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Djiboutian Information Agency reported.
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Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:08 AM

 

India has successfully test-fired its local-made Akash surface-to-air defense missile system 2202142

India has successfully test-fired its local-made Akash surface-to-air defense missile system
 

India test-fired Friday, February 21, 2014, the indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile from the Integrated Test Range launch complex at Chandipur near Balasore in Odisha. DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation) of India officials described the Akash launch on Friday as “highly successful” and said it was a user-trial done by the Army.

India test-fired Friday, February 21, 2014, the indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile from the Integrated Test Range launch complex at Chandipur near Balasore in Odisha. DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation) of India officials described the Akash launch on Friday as “highly successful” and said it was a user-trial done by the Army.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 09:21 AM

 

Nexter Systems and DCI to join their expertises in the fields of simulation and on-board simulation

Nexter Systems and DCI to join their expertises in the fields of simulation and on-board simulation
 

The CEOs of Nexter Systems and Défense Conseil International (DCI) have signed a memorandum of understanding on the joint promotion of capability offers for the benefit of Forces in France and abroad. This move encourages joint projects built around Nexter systems combined with the provision of training, consultancy and operational assistance services that DCI can provide.

The CEOs of Nexter Systems and Défense Conseil International (DCI) have signed a memorandum of understanding on the joint promotion of capability offers for the benefit of Forces in France and abroad. This move encourages joint projects built around Nexter systems combined with the provision of training, consultancy and operational assistance services that DCI can provide.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 08:26 AM

 

Lorta Plant of Ukraine will produce ZTM-1 automatic gun for BTR-4 and BTR-3E 8x8 armoured 2102144

Lorta Plant of Ukraine will produce ZTM-1 automatic gun for BTR-4 and BTR-3E 8x8 armoured
 

Lviv State Plant ‘Lorta’ being incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern has mastered the manufacture of 30 mm caliber ZTM-1 Automatic Gun for BTR-4. It was informed by Vadym Fedosov, Director of the Division on Armored Vehicles, Artillery Armament, Automotive Vehicles, Engineering and Special Equipment of Ukroboronprom.

Lviv State Plant ‘Lorta’ being incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern has mastered the manufacture of 30 mm caliber ZTM-1 Automatic Gun for BTR-4. It was informed by Vadym Fedosov, Director of the Division on Armored Vehicles, Artillery Armament, Automotive Vehicles, Engineering and Special Equipment of Ukroboronprom.
Friday, February 21, 2014 06:22 PM

 

Russian army will adopt the Ratnik future soldier individual equipment gear for this summer 2102142

Russian army will adopt the "Ratnik" future soldier individual equipment gear for this summer
 

The Russian military will adopt domestically designed “Ratnik future soldier” gear this summer, the Defense Ministry said Thursday, February 20, 2014. The "Ratnik" battle suit is thus a result of the implementation of advanced scientific and technological ideas, innovative solutions and the use of state-of-the-art materials.

The Russian military will adopt domestically designed “Ratnik future soldier” gear this summer, the Defense Ministry said Thursday, February 20, 2014. The "Ratnik" battle suit is thus a result of the implementation of advanced scientific and technological ideas, innovative solutions and the use of state-of-the-art materials.
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Friday, February 21, 2014 09:29 AM

 

UN Secretary-General asks to send 3,000 additional troops to Central African Republic 2102141

UN Secretary-General asks to send 3,000 additional troops to Central African Republic
 

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to report soon to the Security Council on the outlines of a future UN peacekeeping operation with a robust mandate to protect civilians and promote stability in CAR (Central African Republic). However, he noted, the deployment of a peacekeeping operation, if authorized, will take months

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to report soon to the Security Council on the outlines of a future UN peacekeeping operation with a robust mandate to protect civilians and promote stability in CAR (Central African Republic). However, he noted, the deployment of a peacekeeping operation, if authorized, will take months.
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Friday, February 21, 2014 08:19 AM

 

Chinese Army uses 3-D printing technology to create 3D military topographic map 2002145

Chinese Army uses 3-D printing technology to create 3D military topographic map
 

A measuring and mapping information center under the Lanzhou Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) utilized the internationally-advanced 3D printing technology in the topographic map-making field and successfully developed China’s first 3D topographic map, namely, Urban Area Three-Dimensional (3D) Topographic Map of Lanzhou City, on November 20, 2013.

A measuring and mapping information center under the Lanzhou Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) utilized the internationally-advanced 3D printing technology in the topographic map-making field and successfully developed China’s first 3D topographic map, namely, Urban Area Three-Dimensional (3D) Topographic Map of Lanzhou City, on November 20, 2013.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 07:02 PM

 

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