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November 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Defense Industry India to conduct first test of PDV Prithvi Defence Vehicle in January 2014 3011132

Defense Industry of India to conduct first test of PDV Prithvi Defence Vehicle in January 2014
 

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India is on the way to conduct the first test of its newly developed interceptor missile from a defence base off the Odisha coast in January 2014. The missile, dubbed as Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV), has the potential to destroy enemy missile with a strike range of around 2,500 km outside the earth’s atmosphere (at an altitude of over 150 km).

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India is on the way to conduct the first test of its newly developed interceptor missile from a defence base off the Odisha coast in January 2014. The missile, dubbed as Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV), has the potential to destroy enemy missile with a strike range of around 2,500 km outside the earth’s atmosphere (at an altitude of over 150 km).
Saturday, November 30, 2013 11:08 AM

 

Russian army to deploy three new regiments of S-400 surface-to-air defense missile system 2911132

Russian army to deploy three new regiments of S-400 surface-to-air defense missile system
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, November 28, 2013, Russia would deploy three new regiments equipped with S-400 surface-to-air missile systems next year, with more advanced radar stations to be launched.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, November 28, 2013, Russia would deploy three new regiments equipped with S-400 surface-to-air missile systems next year, with more advanced radar stations to be launched.
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Friday, November 29, 2013 10:09 AM

 

Ukraine has started the delivery of T-72 main battle tanks to Ethiopian army 2911131

Ukraine has started the delivery of T-72 main battle tanks to Ethiopian army
 

In November 2013, Ukraine's state-controlled arms exporter, Ukrspecexport SC, has begun delivering the upgraded T-72 main battle tanks and related parts to the Ethiopian military. The delivery is a contract signed in 2011 between Ethiopia's defence ministry and the Ukrainian arms firm to purchase 200 T-72 tanks at a cost of $100 million.

In November 2013, Ukraine's state-controlled arms exporter, Ukrspecexport SC, has begun delivering the upgraded T-72 main battle tanks and related parts to the Ethiopian military. The delivery is a contract signed in 2011 between Ethiopia's defence ministry and the Ukrainian arms firm to purchase 200 T-72 tanks for an amount of $100 million.
Friday, November 29, 2013 08:35 AM

 

Poland to spend billions of dollars to acquire new ground-to-air defense missile system 2811134

Poland to spend billions of dollars to acquire new ground-to-air defense missile system
 

Poland is preparing to spend billions of dollars over the next decade to acquire new air and missile defense technologies, Defense News reported on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Warsaw is planning on acquiring by 2022 short- and medium-range missiles for defensive uses at a potential cost of up to $8.4 billion, making it the nation's biggest military procurement project, according to the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper.

Poland is preparing to spend billions of dollars over the next decade to acquire new air and missile defense technologies, Defense News reported on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Warsaw is planning on acquiring by 2022 short- and medium-range missiles for defensive uses at a potential cost of up to $8.4 billion, making it the nation's biggest military procurement project, according to the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 05:03 PM

 

Russian army will be equipped with S-500 new surface-to-air missile defense system for 2020 2811133

Russian army will be equipped with S-500 new surface-to-air missile defense system for 2020
 

Five batteries of S-500, the new Russian-made surface-to- air defense missile systems will equip the Russian army under arms program for 2020 , announced Thursday, November 28, 2013, the commander of the aerospace defense troops, Alexander Golovko.

Five batteries of S-500, the new Russian-made surface-to- air defense missile systems will equip the Russian army under arms program for 2020 , announced Thursday, November 28, 2013, the commander of the aerospace defense troops, Alexander Golovko.
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Thursday, November 28, 2013 11:43 AM

 

Russia will increase its nuclear arsenal with 22 new land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles

Russia will increase its nuclear arsenal with 22 new land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles
 

Twenty-two land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles will next year be added to Russia’s nuclear arsenal, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday, November 27, 2013. “We intend to continue prioritizing the development of the main component of our strategic nuclear deterrent,” Putin said at a meeting on the development of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces.

Twenty-two land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles will next year be added to Russia’s nuclear arsenal, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday, November 27, 2013. “We intend to continue prioritizing the development of the main component of our strategic nuclear deterrent,” Putin said at a meeting on the development of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 09:29 AM

 

Russia armed forces create new Pantsir-S air defense regiment to protect the sky of Moscow 2811131

Russia armed forces create new Pantsir-S air defense regiment to protect the sky of Moscow
 

Russian air defense forces have taken delivery of six Pantsir-S short-range air defense systems to be used by a new missile regiment formed to protect the skies over Moscow, military officials said Wednesday. The Pantsir-S battalion is set to form part of a third S-400 air defense missile regiment deployed near the Russian capital.

Russian air defense forces have taken delivery of six Pantsir-S short-range air defense systems to be used by a new missile regiment formed to protect the skies over Moscow, military officials said Wednesday, November 28, 2013. The Pantsir-S battalion is set to form part of a third S-400 air defense missile regiment deployed near the Russian capital.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 08:42 AM

 

Proforce Limited will provide armoured vehicles with Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria 27111

Proforce Limited will provide armoured vehicles with Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria
 

Proforce Limited, a Defense Company from Nigeria which specialises in design and manufacture of defence and security hardware and armouring of cars and other passenger vehicles, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) for the production of Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).

Proforce Limited, a Defense Company from Nigeria which specialises in design and manufacture of defence and security hardware and armouring of cars and other passenger vehicles, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) for the production of Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 01:00 PM

 

Vietnam and New Zealand sign an agreement on boosting their defense cooperation 2711134

Vietnam and New Zealand sign an agreement on boosting their defense cooperation
 

General Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of National Defence of Vietnam , on November 25th, received his New Zealand counterpart Jonathan Coleman in Hanoi, on his official visit to Vietnam. General Thanh affirmed that the visit by the New Zealand Minister of Defence would contribute to the friendship and mutual understanding between the two armies.

General Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of National Defence of Vietnam , on November 25th, received his New Zealand counterpart Jonathan Coleman in Hanoi, on his official visit to Vietnam. General Thanh affirmed that the visit by the New Zealand Minister of Defence would contribute to the friendship and mutual understanding between the two armies.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:28 AM

 

Northrop Grumman and U.S. Army successfully demonstrated command system for air defense 2711133

Northrop Grumman and U.S. Army successfully demonstrated command system for air defense
 

The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) have successfully demonstrated a warfighter-focused, net-centric battle command system for integrated air and missile defense (IAMD). The Army demonstration, conducted from Oct. 24 to Nov. 8 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., employed Northrop Grumman's IAMD Battle Command System (IBCS) software and hardware components.

The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) have successfully demonstrated a warfighter-focused, net-centric battle command system for integrated air and missile defense (IAMD). The Army demonstration, conducted from Oct. 24 to Nov. 8 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., employed Northrop Grumman's IAMD Battle Command System (IBCS) software and hardware components.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:14 AM

 

Iran one of the three world country with ballistic missile technology 2711132

Iran one of the three world country with ballistic missile technology
 

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Iran is among the only three world country enjoying an indigenous ballistic missile technology.

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Iran is among the only three world country enjoying an indigenous ballistic missile technology.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:44 AM

 

France sends 1,000 more soldiers in Central African Republic to secure the country 2711131

France sends 1,000 more soldiers in Central African Republic to secure the country
 

France will send around 1,000 more soldiers to the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) , French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in a radio interview.

France will send around 1,000 more soldiers to the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) , French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in a radio interview.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 09:38 AM

 

Polaris RANGER XP 900 EPS vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge 2611136

Polaris RANGER XP 900 EPS vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge
 

Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced that Polaris RANGER® XP 900 EPS vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge to be held December 20-21, 2013, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, in Homestead, Fla.

Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced that Polaris RANGER® XP 900 EPS vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge to be held December 20-21, 2013, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, in Homestead, Fla.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 06:55 PM

 

United States Army purchases Maveric bird camouflage UAS Unmanned Aerial System 2611135

United States Army purchases Maveric bird camouflage UAS Unmanned Aerial System
 

The United States Army recently purchased 36 Maveric UAS Unmanned Aerial Systems as a result of an urgent request from Soldiers in combat. The request was made to the Rapid Equipping Force, or REF, at Fort Belvoir, Va., in March, and Soldiers will receive them by December.

The United States Army recently purchased 36 Maveric UAS Unmanned Aerial Systems as a result of an urgent request from Soldiers in combat. The request was made to the Rapid Equipping Force, or REF, at Fort Belvoir, Va., in March, and Soldiers will receive them by December.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:55 AM

 

Lex Products receives U.S. Marine Corps contract to develop intelligent power distribution units 261

Lex Products receives U.S. Marine Corps contract to develop intelligent power distribution units
 

Lex Products Corp. announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded the company a contract for the design and development of Advanced Mobile Electric Power Distribution System (AMEPDIS). AMEPDIS is the enhanced version of the MEPDIS-R portable electric power distribution system, which Lex Products has supplied to the all Marine Corps forward operating bases since 2004.

Lex Products Corp. announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded the company a contract for the design and development of Advanced Mobile Electric Power Distribution System (AMEPDIS). AMEPDIS is the enhanced version of the MEPDIS-R portable electric power distribution system, which Lex Products has supplied to the all Marine Corps forward operating bases since 2004.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:46 AM

 

Burraq UCAV Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle enters in service with Pakistani Army and Air Force 2611133

Burraq UCAV Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle enters in service with Pakistani Army and Air Force
 

The new home-made Burraq UCAV (Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle) officially enters in service with the Pakistani Army and Air Force during an official ceremony. Army Chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Lieutenant General (Retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Director General Strategic Plans Division and senior officials of Pakistan Army, Air Force and Navy were also present during the ceremony.

The new home-made Burraq UCAV (Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle) officially enters in service with the Pakistani Army and Air Force during an official ceremony. Army Chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Lieutenant General (Retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Director General Strategic Plans Division and senior officials of Pakistan Army, Air Force and Navy were also present during the ceremony. Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:03 AM

 

Cassidian presents new TETRA pager P8GR for fire-fighters, rescue forces and relief organisations 26

Cassidian presents new TETRA pager P8GR for fire-fighters, rescue forces and relief organisations
 

At this year’s PMRExpo (Professional Mobile Radio), Cassidian will be unveiling the first Tetra paging device P8GR to fully comply with the functional, interoperability and security requirements of the digital radio network of German security authorities and organisations (Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben – BOS).

At this year’s PMRExpo (Professional Mobile Radio), Cassidian will be unveiling the first Tetra paging device P8GR to fully comply with the functional, interoperability and security requirements of the digital radio network of German security authorities and organisations (Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben – BOS). Tetra (terrestrial trunked radio) is a standard for digital trunked radio.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:13 AM

 

Successful test new guided missile Diehl IRIS-T SL surface-to-air defense system South Africa 261113

Successful test of new guided missile Diehl IRIS-T SL surface-to-air defense system in South Africa
 

With two direct hits Diehl Defence proved the IRIS-T SL (Surface Launched) surface-to-air guided missile`s operational capability and performance. The two firings were conducted within a test campaign from November 4 to 8, 2013, at the Overberg Test Range in South Africa.

With two direct hits Diehl Defence proved the IRIS-T SL (Surface Launched) surface-to-air guided missile`s operational capability and performance. The two firings were conducted within a test campaign from November 4 to 8, 2013, at the Overberg Test Range in South Africa.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 09:08 AM

 

United States Army creates new website to find good ideas for military equipment from its troops 251

United States Army creates new website to find good ideas for military equipment from its troops
 

The United States Army is looking for a few good ideas. The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force is looking to turn soldiers’ homespun ideas into hot new equipment for troops with a new collaborative tool called Army Co-Create. The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force recently launched ArmyCoCreate.com, a website for Soldiers to identify tactical challenges and collaborate for solutions.

The United States Army is looking for a few good ideas. The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force is looking to turn soldiers’ homespun ideas into hot new equipment for troops with a new collaborative tool called Army Co-Create. The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force recently launched ArmyCoCreate.com, a website for Soldiers to identify tactical challenges and collaborate for solutions.
Monday, November 25, 2013 11:55 AM

 

Marine Corps of United States tests M203 grenade launcher with new recently-developed sight 2511131

Marine Corps of United States tests M203 grenade launcher with new recently-developed sight
 

Marines from 3rd Marine Regiment conducted an M203 40 mm grenade launcher shoot with a recently-developed sight as part of new equipment testing at Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, Nov. 19, 2013. Captain Robert Tavzel, a project officer with Marine Corps System Command, and native of Fredericksburg, Va., said the new sight was developed in response to an urgent universal need statement.

Marines from 3rd Marine Regiment conducted an M203 40 mm grenade launcher shoot with a recently-developed sight as part of new equipment testing at Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, Nov. 19, 2013. Captain Robert Tavzel, a project officer with Marine Corps System Command, and native of Fredericksburg, Va., said the new sight was developed in response to an urgent universal need statement.
Monday, November 25, 2013 10:42 AM

 

Raytheon contract US. Army to produce latest version TOW radio-controlled anti-tank missile 2411134

Raytheon contract from US. Army to produce latest version of TOW radio-controlled anti-tank missile
 

The Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will build the latest versions of a radio-controlled anti-tank missile TOW that has been in the U.S. inventory since 1970 under terms of a multi-million-dollar contract announced late last week.

The Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will build the latest versions of a radio-controlled anti-tank missile TOW that has been in the U.S. inventory since 1970 under terms of a multi-million-dollar contract announced late last week.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013 02:01 PM

 

New Russian-made Armata main battle tank of Uralvagonzavod will be in production for 2016 2411132

New Russian-made Armata main battle tank of Uralvagonzavod will be in production for 2016
 

Russia will launch the production of its new main battle tank Armata in 2016, announced Thursday, November 21, 2013, in Moscow Vyacheslav Khalitov, deputy general manager of the research and production group of Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil.

Russia will launch the production of its new main battle tank Armata in 2016, announced Thursday, November 21, 2013, in Moscow Vyacheslav Khalitov, deputy general manager of the research and production group of Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013 09:33 AM

 

Army of South Korea successfully test-fired Israeli guided missile Spike 2411131

Army of South Korea successfully test-fired Israeli guided missile Spike
 

South Korea successfully fired off an Israeli precision-guided missile Spike capable of striking North Korean coastal artillery on its Yellow Sea border islands last month, the Marine Corps said Friday, the first test-firing since their deployment on northwestern islands in May.

South Korea successfully fired off an Israeli precision-guided missile Spike capable of striking North Korean coastal artillery on its Yellow Sea border islands last month, the Marine Corps said Friday, the first test-firing since their deployment on northwestern islands in May.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013 08:56 AM

 

IVECO Defence Vehicles to deliver first Trakker Hi-Land 8x8 to fire brigade of Dutch Army 2311134

IVECO Defence Vehicles to deliver first Trakker Hi-Land 8x8 to fire brigade of Dutch Army
 

On November 21st 2013, the first Iveco Trakker Hi-Land 8x8 was handed over from Iveco Defence Vehicles Benelux to the fire brigades of the Dutch army’s infantry (ISK) and artillery (ASK) firing ranges. The hand-over ceremony was held at the NIDV Symposium in Rotterdam and was attended by military representatives and industrial partners.

On November 21st 2013, the first Iveco Trakker Hi-Land 8x8 was handed over from Iveco Defence Vehicles Benelux to the fire brigades of the Dutch army’s infantry (ISK) and artillery (ASK) firing ranges. The hand-over ceremony was held at the NIDV Symposium in Rotterdam and was attended by military representatives and industrial partners.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 10:34 AM

 

Polaris is donating Ranger 800 all-terrain vehicles to help the tornado disaster in Illinois 2311133

Polaris is donating Ranger 800 all-terrain vehicles to help with the tornado disaster in Illinois
 

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company is donating two RANGER 800 full-size, side-by-side vehicles, equipped with TerrainArmor™ Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT), to help with the tornado disaster relief effort in Washington, Illinois.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company is donating two RANGER 800 full-size, side-by-side vehicles, equipped with TerrainArmor™ Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT), to help with the tornado disaster relief effort in Washington, Illinois.
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Saturday, November 23, 2013 10:00 AM

 

Australia and United States sign an agreement to reinforce military cooperation 2311131

Australia and United States sign an agreement to reinforce military cooperation
 

Australia and the United States have signed an agreement to reinforce cooperation on deployment of U.S. Marines for training in Australia's North Territory, according to the AUSMIN 2013 Joint Communique from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

Australia and the United States have signed an agreement to reinforce cooperation on deployment of U.S. Marines for training in Australia's North Territory, according to the AUSMIN 2013 Joint Communique from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on Thursday, November 21, 2013.
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Saturday, November 23, 2013 08:55 AM

 

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