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January 2012 Army - Military - Defence Industry News
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Iran defence industry unveils the first home made Bassir laser-guided smart munitions 3101121

Iran defence industry unveils the first home made Bassir laser-guided smart munitions
 

The Iranian Defense Ministry unveiled the country's first home-made laser-guided smart munitions in a ceremony here in Tehran on Monday, January 30, 2012. The new type of ammunition, called Bassir, was unveiled by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi in a ceremony in Defense Industries Organization.

The Iranian Defense Ministry unveiled the country's first home-made laser-guided smart munitions in a ceremony here in Tehran on Monday, January 30, 2012. The new type of ammunition, called Bassir, was unveiled by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi in a ceremony in Defense Industries Organization.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 08:26 AM

 

United States Army Awards Northrop Grumman Counter-Rocket, Artillery Mortar C-RAM Contract 3001124

United States Army Awards Northrop Grumman Counter-Rocket, Artillery - Mortar (C-RAM) Contract
 

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a $122 million contract to install and sustain Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) systems at forward operating bases (FOBs) supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and the ongoing United States Mission in Iraq (USM-I). The contract includes options that, if fully exercised, would raise the potential value of the contract to $311 million.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a $122 million contract to install and sustain Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) systems at forward operating bases (FOBs) supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and the ongoing United States Mission in Iraq (USM-I). The contract includes options that, if fully exercised, would raise the potential value of the contract to $311 million.
Monday, January 30, 2012, 07:05 PM

 

Indonesian military aims to modernize its weaponry to boost defence capacities of country 3001123

Indonesian military aims to modernize its weaponry to boost defence capacities of the country
 

Indonesian military has attempted to modernize its weaponry that will put it a par with neighboring countries and boosted skills of personal as the challenges to be faced in the future.

Indonesian military has attempted to modernize its weaponry that will put it a par with neighboring countries and boosted skills of personal as the challenges to be faced in the future.
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Monday, January 30, 2012, 04:44 PM

 

Thales and Safran acquire Areva's stake in Sofradir supplier of infrared detectors 3001122

Thales and Safran acquire Areva's stake in Sofradir supplier of infrared detectors
 

Safran and Thales have acquired Areva's 20% stake in Sofradir, their jointly owned subsidiary and a world-class centre of excellence in infrared detector technology.

Safran and Thales have acquired Areva's 20% stake in Sofradir, their jointly owned subsidiary and a world-class centre of excellence in infrared detector technology.
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Monday, January 30, 2012, 11:52 AM

 

Syrian army continues to fight the rebels despite the mission of the Arab League 3001121

Syrian army continues to fight the rebels despite the mission of the Arab League
 

The Syrian military entered Sunday some restive suburbs of the capital Damascus to confront what the government described as "armed terrorist groups," a witness told to the Chinese press Agency Xinhua anonymously. The Syrian army has entered restive suburbs such as Douma, Harasta, Ghouta and Kafr-batna, the source said.

The Syrian military entered Sunday some restive suburbs of the capital Damascus to confront what the government described as "armed terrorist groups," a witness told to the Chinese press Agency Xinhua anonymously. The Syrian army has entered restive suburbs such as Douma, Harasta, Ghouta and Kafr-batna, the source said.
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Monday, January 30, 2012, 11:14 AM

 

United States have developed bomb capable to destroy fortified underground facilities Iran 2901122

The United States have developed a bomb capable to destroy fortified underground facilities in Iran
 

United States is stepping up efforts to make a bomb capable of destroying Iran's most heavily fortified underground facilities, the Wall Street Journal said on Saturday, January 28, 2012, referring to U.S. officials briefed on the plan.

United States is stepping up efforts to make a bomb capable of destroying Iran's most heavily fortified underground facilities, the Wall Street Journal said on Saturday, January 28, 2012, referring to U.S. officials briefed on the plan.
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Sunday, January 29, 2012, 08:52 AM

 

Iran will unveil new military achievements of defense, aerospace and missile in Februray 2901121

Iran will unveil new military achievements of defense, aerospace and missile in Februray
 

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi announced that the country plans to unveil several achievements in the field of defense in the next few days. Vahidi said new achievements in defense, aerospace and missile fields will be unveiled during the Ten-Day Dawn ceremonies from February 1 to 11, celebrating the victory of the Islamic Revolution back in 1979.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi announced that the country plans to unveil several achievements in the field of defense in the next few days. Vahidi said new achievements in defense, aerospace and missile fields will be unveiled during the Ten-Day Dawn ceremonies from February 1 to 11, celebrating the victory of the Islamic Revolution back in 1979.
Sunday, January 29, 2012, 08:13 AM

 

France has decided to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2013 2801121

France has decided to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2013
 

France will gradually pull its combat troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2013, President Nicolas Sarkozy said, speeding up the withdrawal of NATO’s fourth-largest contingent in the Asian country. France will leave a “few hundred” soldiers in Afghanistan in 2014 to help train the Afghan army, he said.

France will gradually pull its combat troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2013, President Nicolas Sarkozy said, speeding up the withdrawal of NATO’s fourth-largest contingent in the Asian country. France will leave a “few hundred” soldiers in Afghanistan in 2014 to help train the Afghan army, he said.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012, 10:10 AM

 

BAE Systems receives orders for continued work on Caiman MTV Multi Theater Vehicles 2701121

BAE Systems receives orders for continued work on Caiman MTV Multi Theater Vehicles
 

BAE Systems has received three delivery orders from the U.S. Marine Corps, totalling more than $148 million, for continued support of Caiman Multi Theater Vehicles (MTV)

BAE Systems has received three delivery orders from the U.S. Marine Corps, totalling more than $148 million, for continued support of Caiman Multi Theater Vehicles (MTV).
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Friday, January 27, 2012, 09:47 AM

 

The Russian firearms manufacturer Izhmash unveils new Kalashnikov assault rifle AK-12 2601126

The Russian firearms manufacturer Izhmash unveils new Kalashnikov assault rifle AK-12
 

Russia's largest firearms manufacturer, Izhmash, has unveiled a prototype of its new Kalasnikov assault rifle with improved ergonomics and tactical flexibility. The new assault rifle, dubbed AK-12, is being designed as a basic platform for the development of nearly 20 different modifications of the weapon. It could be adapted for cartridges varying from 5.45x39 mm to 7.62x51 NATO.

Russia's largest firearms manufacturer, Izhmash, has unveiled a prototype of its new Kalashnikov assault rifle with improved ergonomics and tactical flexibility. The new assault rifle, dubbed AK-12, is being designed as a basic platform for the development of nearly 20 different modifications of the weapon. It could be adapted for cartridges varying from 5.45x39 mm to 7.62x51 NATO.
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 05:59 PM

 

Russian Kalashnikov assault rifle manufacturer Izhmash sales up 57.4% in 2011 2601124

Russian Kalashnikov assault rifle manufacturer Izhmash sales up 57.4% in 2011
 

Izhmash, the manufacturer of Kalashnikov AK assault rifles, said its sales were up 57.4 percent last year at 5.73 billion rubles (about $190 million). Civilian weapon sales rose 25 percent and a similar increase is expected this year, Izhmash press secretary Yelena Filatova said.

Izhmash, the manufacturer of Kalashnikov AK assault rifles, said its sales were up 57.4 percent last year at 5.73 billion rubles (about $190 million). Civilian weapon sales rose 25 percent and a similar increase is expected this year, Izhmash press secretary Yelena Filatova said.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012, 09:55 AM

 

United States elite Special Forces soldiers Navy SEALs have liberated two hostages in Africa 2601123

United States elite Special Forces soldiers of Navy SEALs have liberated two hostages in Africa
 

Elite soldiers U.S. Navy SEALs of United States armed forces swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued two hostage aid workers after killing their nine kidnappers, a rare and daring raid in the Horn of Africa nation to free foreign captives.

Elite soldiers U.S. Navy SEALs of United States armed forces swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued two hostage aid workers after killing their nine kidnappers, a rare and daring raid in the Horn of Africa nation to free foreign captives.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012, 09:27 AM

 

Thales and Steyr Mannlicher signed cooperation agreement to cooperate on defence market 2601122

Thales and Steyr Mannlicher signed cooperation agreement to cooperate on defence market
 

Bringing together unique Australian and Austrian expertise, Thales Australia and Steyr Mannlicher have signed an agreement to cooperate on global market opportunities. Steyr Mannlicher is the original designer of the Australian Defence Force’s F88 assault rifle, which was manufactured and subsequently developed further by Thales Australia.

Bringing together unique Australian and Austrian expertise, Thales Australia and Steyr Mannlicher have signed an agreement to cooperate on global market opportunities. Steyr Mannlicher is the original designer of the Australian Defence Force’s F88 assault rifle, which was manufactured and subsequently developed further by Thales Australia.
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 08:34 AM

 

Navistar contract for delivery of 650 suspension kits for MaxxProp MRAP U.S. Marine Corps 2601121

Navistar contract for the delivery of 650 suspension kits for MaxxProp MRAP of U.S. Marine Corps
 

Navistar Defense, LLC received a $110 million delivery order today to provide 650 independent suspension kits for International(r) MaxxPro(r) Plus Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The U.S. Marine Corps System Command order will enhance the mobility and survivability of earlier MaxxPro vehicles with the addition of the DXM independent suspension kits.

Navistar Defense, LLC received a $110 million delivery order today to provide 650 independent suspension kits for International(r) MaxxPro(r) Plus Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The U.S. Marine Corps System Command order will enhance the mobility and survivability of earlier MaxxPro vehicles with the addition of the DXM independent suspension kits.
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 08:28 AM

 

Ukraine will increase its military budget by around 30 percent for 2012 2501124

Ukraine will increase its military budget by around 30 percent for 2012
 

Ukraine’s 2012 military spending will increase by around 30 percent, to about $2 billion or 1.1 percent of GDP, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s financial department said on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

Ukraine’s 2012 military spending will increase by around 30 percent, to about $2 billion or 1.1 percent of GDP, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s financial department said on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 03:53 PM

 

Israeli Army believes Hezbollah has obtained SA-8 Russian air defence missile from Syria 2501123

Israeli Army believes that Hezbollah has obtained SA-8 Russian made air defence missile from Syria
 

Hezbollah and Iran are preparing for the “day after” Syria’s downfall with plans for how to continue supporting the Lebanon-based guerrilla group in the event that President Bashar Assad’s regime is toppled. Laste week, the Jerusalem Post revealed that Syria had recently transferred dozens of additional long-range missiles to Hezbollah as well as additional 302 mm rockets.

Hezbollah and Iran are preparing for the “day after” Syria’s downfall with plans for how to continue supporting the Lebanon-based guerrilla group in the event that President Bashar Assad’s regime is toppled. Laste week, the Jerusalem Post revealed that Syria had recently transferred dozens of additional long-range missiles to Hezbollah as well as additional 302 mm rockets.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 12:15 AM

 

Army Recognition selected as Official Media Partner and Online Daily News for SOFEX 2012 201122

Army Recognition selected as Official Media Partner and Online Daily News for SOFEX 2012
 

Army Recognition Company is proud to announce that we have been selected as official Media Partner and official Online Daily News for SOFEX 2012, The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference, which will be held from the 8 – 10 May 2012, in Amman, Jordan.

Army Recognition Company is proud to announce that we have been selected as official Media Partner and official Online Daily News for SOFEX 2012, The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference, which will be held from the 8 – 10 May 2012, in Amman, Jordan.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 09:34 AM

 

Russia signed a contract with IVECO Defence Vehicles for 60 Light Multirole Vehicle Lynx LMV 2501121

Russia signed a contract with IVECO Defence Vehicles for 60 Light Multirole Vehicle Lynx LMV
 

Russia signed a deal with Italy in December on the semi-knocked down assembly of 60 Lynx light multirole armored vehicles (LMV) from Iveco, Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said on Tuesday, January 25, 2012.

Russia signed a deal with Italy in December on the semi-knocked down assembly of 60 Lynx light multirole armored vehicles (LMV) from Iveco, Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said on Tuesday, January 25, 2012.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 08:11 AM

 

Free Syrian army rebels destroyed armoured vehicle of the Syrian army in the city of Homs 2401121

The free Syrian army rebels destroyed armoured vehicle of the Syrian army in the city of Homs
 

The Syrian army in Homs may not be in full control but soldiers are heavily present in the city’s main squares. A picture taken in the city of Homs shows a BMP-1 armoured infantry fighting vehicle of the Syrian army destroyed by the rebels.

The Syrian army in Homs may not be in full control but soldiers are heavily present in the city’s main squares. A picture taken in the city of Homs shows a BMP-1 armoured infantry fighting vehicle of the Syrian army destroyed by the rebels.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 10:58 AM

 

Russian armoured units in Chechnya are now equipped with the new main battle tank T-72BM 2301123

Russian armoured units in Chechnya are now equipped with the new main battle tank T-72BM
 

The Russian armed forces will replace the outdated T-72B1 main battle tanks by new modernized tank T-72BM for the troops deployed in Chechnya. This is a rearmament program fo the Southern Military District which started last year.

The Russian armed forces will replace the outdated T-72B1 main battle tanks by new modernized tank T-72BM for the troops deployed in Chechnya. This is a rearmament program fo the Southern Military District which started last year.
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Monday, January 23, 2012, 04:44 PM

 

Russian armed forces will receive 30 DT-30 tracked carrier 100 Pantsir-S1 air defense system 2301122

Russian armed forces will receive 30 DT-30 tracked carrier and 100 Pantsir-S1 air defense system
 

The Russian Air Force will receive over 30 Vityaz and 100 Pantsir-S air defense systems by 2020, spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said on Monday, January 23, 2012. “We are planning to acquire by 2020 more than 100 short-range Pantsir-S and over 30 mid-range Vityaz systems to rearm air defense units,” Drik said.

The Russian Air Force will receive over 30 Vityaz and 100 Pantsir-S air defense systems by 2020, spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said on Monday, January 23, 2012. “We are planning to acquire by 2020 more than 100 short-range Pantsir-S and over 30 mid-range Vityaz systems to rearm air defense units,” Drik said.
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Monday, January 23, 2012, 04:44 PM

 

CASSIDIAN and Rheinmetall pool their UAS Unmanned Aerial Systems activities 2301121

CASSIDIAN and Rheinmetall pool their UAS Unmanned Aerial Systems activities
 

Cassidian and Rheinmetall have agreed to pursue Rheinmetall’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) activities together in a Joint Venture. It was agreed in a contract that Cassidian should hold 51 percent and Rheinmetall 49 percent of the shares in the newly established Joint Venture.

Cassidian and Rheinmetall have agreed to pursue Rheinmetall’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) activities together in a Joint Venture. It was agreed in a contract that Cassidian should hold 51 percent and Rheinmetall 49 percent of the shares in the newly established Joint Venture.
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Monday, January 23, 2012, 09:19 AM

 

India largest importer of Russian armament in 2012 for amount approximately $ 7.7 billion 2101121

India the largest importer of Russian armament in 2012 for an amount of approximately $ 7.7 billion
 

In 2012, Russia will supply India with military equipment and weapons for an amount of approximately $ 7.7 billion, announced Friday, January 20, 2012, a press release from the Russian Centre for Global Trade Analysis of weapons (TSAMTO)

In 2012, Russia will supply India with military equipment and weapons for an amount of approximately $ 7.7 billion, announced Friday, January 20, 2012, a press release from the Russian Centre for Global Trade Analysis of weapons (TSAMTO).
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Saturday, January 21, 2012, 11:59 AM

 

Tuareg fighters mercenaries of the former army of Gaddafi attacked Mali military camps 2001121

Tuareg fighters mercenaries of the former army of Gaddafi attacked Mali military camps
 

At least 45 rebels and two government soldiers have died this week during fighting in nothern Mali, the country's military said. The battles ended several years of fragile peace in the country's northern desert, which borders Algeria and Mauritania, and appeared to confirm the Malian government's fear that nomadic Tuareg fighters once employed by the regime of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had returned

At least 45 rebels and two government soldiers have died this week during fighting in nothern Mali, the country's military said. The battles ended several years of fragile peace in the country's northern desert, which borders Algeria and Mauritania, and appeared to confirm the Malian government's fear that nomadic Tuareg fighters once employed by the regime of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had returned. Friday, January 20, 2012, 10:11 AM

 

United States Army is on the way for a new set of camouflage patterns for combat uniforms 2001121

United States Army is on the way for a new set of camouflage patterns for combat uniforms.
 

The United States Army is now one step closer to selecting a new set of camouflage patterns that could replace what Soldiers are wearing now in most places. As part of the "Phase IV" camouflage effort, the Army this week awarded contracts to five vendors -- selected from an initial 20 -- to each provide enough fabric in the new camouflage patterns they have developed to produce 150 uniforms for the Army to test.

The United States Army is now one step closer to selecting a new set of camouflage patterns that could replace what Soldiers are wearing now in most places. As part of the "Phase IV" camouflage effort, the Army this week awarded contracts to five vendors -- selected from an initial 20 -- to each provide enough fabric in the new camouflage patterns they have developed to produce 150 uniforms for the Army to test. Friday, January 20, 2012, 09:34 AM

 

China wants to buy S-400 ground to air defence missile system from Russia 1901121

China wants to buy S-400 ground to air defence missile system from Russia
 

China wants to buy S-400 anti-aircraft missile launchers from Russia, Vasily Kashin from the Center for Strategy and Technology Analysis told Interfax-AVN on Monday, January 16, 2012. "China has expressed its interest in buying S-400 systems. As far as I understand, Russia is reserved about this deal," he said.

China wants to buy S-400 anti-aircraft missile launchers from Russia, Vasily Kashin from the Center for Strategy and Technology Analysis told Interfax-AVN on Monday, January 16, 2012. "China has expressed its interest in buying S-400 systems. As far as I understand, Russia is reserved about this deal," he said.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012, 12:37 AM

 

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