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September 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
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Denel South Africa to produce 200 Badger 8x8 armoured vehicles for South African army 3009131

Denel South Africa to produce 200 Badger 8x8 armoured vehicles for South African army
 

The socio-economic impacts that will emanate from the multi-billion rand contract recently awarded by Armscor to Denel SOC for the production of over 200 Badger 8x8 armoured vehicles to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) over a 10-year period will significantly and permanently change the South African defence industry.

The socio-economic impacts that will emanate from the multi-billion rand contract recently awarded by Armscor to Denel SOC for the production of over 200 Badger 8x8 armoured vehicles to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) over a 10-year period will significantly and permanently change the South African defence industry.
Monday, September 30, 2013 04:06 PM

 

Oshkosh Defense is working on a deal with Saudi Arabia for the sale of M-ATV MRAP vehicles 2909131

Oshkosh Defense is working on a deal with Saudi Arabia for the sale of M-ATV MRAP vehicles
 

The U.S. Company Oshkosh Defense is working on a deal with Saudi Arabia for an undisclosed number of the lighter M-ATV MRAPs, company officials here said. Since the potential Saudi deal is still in its early stages, John Bryant, senior vice president of defense programs for the company, said he could not provide any additional details, though he does expect announcements to be made by the end of the year.

The U.S. Company Oshkosh Defense is working on a deal with Saudi Arabia for an undisclosed number of the lighter M-ATV MRAPs, company officials here said. Since the potential Saudi deal is still in its early stages, John Bryant, senior vice president of defense programs for the company, said he could not provide any additional details, though he does expect announcements to be made by the end of the year.
Sunday, September 29, 2013 11:34 AM

 

Iranian ground forces unveiled the new latest home-made combat drone UAV Yasir 2809133

Iranian ground forces unveiled the new latest home-made combat drone UAV Yasir
 

The Iranian Ground Force unveiled the country's latest home-made combat drone named 'Yasir' on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The drone was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.

The Iranian Ground Force unveiled the country's latest home-made combat drone named 'Yasir' on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The drone was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.
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Saturday, September 28, 2013 01:00 PM

 

BMPT-72 Terminator 2 new generation Russian tank support armored fighting vehicle RAE 2013 2809132

BMPT-72 Terminator 2 new generation of Russian tank support armored fighting vehicle RAE 2013
 

The Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod has unveiled its new tank support armoured fighting vehicle BMPT-72 or Terminator-2 at the defense exhibition RAE 2013 (Russian Arms Expo) at Nizhny Tagil in Russia. The new vehicle is based on the chassis of T-72 main battle tank, but is equipped with a new turret with dual cannon and anti-tank missile launchers.

The Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod has unveiled its new tank support armoured fighting vehicle BMPT-72 or Terminator-2 at the defense exhibition RAE 2013 (Russian Arms Expo) at Nizhny Tagil in Russia. The new vehicle is based on the chassis of T-72 main battle tank, but is equipped with a new turret with dual cannon and anti-tank missile launchers.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 11:58 AM

 

U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to secure and destroy chemical weapons in Syria 2809131

U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to secure and destroy chemical weapons in Syria
 

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has voted unanimously to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. The vote late on Friday, September 27, 2013, was the first resolution passed on the Syrian conflict since it began in March 2011, after Russia and China had previously vetoed three Western-backed resolutions pressuring President Bashar Assad's regime to end the violence.

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has voted unanimously to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. The vote late on Friday, September 27, 2013, was the first resolution passed on the Syrian conflict since it began in March 2011, after Russia and China had previously vetoed three Western-backed resolutions pressuring President Bashar Assad's regime to end the violence.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:50 AM

 

Turkey has selected officially Chinese new air defense missile system FD-2000 for its armed forces

Turkey has selected officially Chinese new air defense missile system FD-2000 for its armed forces
 

NATO member Turkey has chosen a Chinese defence firm to co-produce a US$4 billion long-range air and missile defence system FD-2000, rejecting rival bids from Russian, US and European firms. The Turkish defence minister announced the decision to award the contract to China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp (CPMIEC) in a statement on Thursday, September 26, 2013.

NATO member Turkey has chosen a Chinese defence firm to co-produce a US$4 billion long-range air and missile defence system FD-2000, rejecting rival bids from Russian, US and European firms. The Turkish defence minister announced the decision to award the contract to China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp (CPMIEC) in a statement on Thursday, September 26, 2013.
Friday, September 27, 2013 10:38 AM

 

The T-90S Russian-made main battle tank in field demonstration for the Peruvian Army 2709132

The T-90S Russian-made main battle tank in field demonstration for the Peruvian Army
 

On September 19, 2013, a firing range in Peru saw demonstration of the T-90C tank of the Uralvagonzavod produce for Gen. Ricardo Moncada Novoa, Commander-in-Chief Land Forces and 300 officers.

On September 19, 2013, a firing range in Peru saw demonstration of the T-90C tank of the Uralvagonzavod produce for Gen. Ricardo Moncada Novoa, Commander-in-Chief Land Forces and 300 officers.
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Friday, September 27, 2013 10:13 AM

 

Russian Company Uralvagonzavod unveils new Terminator-2 BMPT-72 tank support fighting vehicle 270913

Russian Company Uralvagonzavod unveils new Terminator-2 BMPT-72 tank support fighting vehicle
 

Russia’s Uralvagonzavod defense manufacturer on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, unveiled the BMPT-72 tank support fighting vehicle, dubbed the “Terminator-2,” at the Russia Arms Expo RAE 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

Russia’s Uralvagonzavod defense manufacturer on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, unveiled the BMPT-72 tank support fighting vehicle, dubbed the “Terminator-2,” at the Russia Arms Expo RAE 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
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Friday, September 27, 2013 09:29 AM

 

Russian Company Tractor Plants shows its new BTR-MDM airborne armoured vehicle at RAE 2013 2609136

Russian Company Tractor Plants shows its new BTR-MDM airborne armoured vehicle at RAE 2013
 

Russian Defense Company Tractor Plants shows a wide range of its military products, and especially the new BTR-MDM at the 9th International Exhibition of Arms, Military Equipment and Ammunition Russian Arms Expo- 2013 which takes place from 25 - 28 September 2013 in the city of Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

Russian Defense Company Tractor Plants shows a wide range of its military products, and especially the new BTR-MDM at the 9th International Exhibition of Arms, Military Equipment and Ammunition Russian Arms Expo- 2013 which takes place from 25 - 28 September 2013 in the city of Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013 07:09 PM

 

China and French agree to further strengthen military exchanges and cooperation 2609135

China and French agree to further strengthen military exchanges and cooperation
 

Chinese and French military leaders agreed here on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, that the armed forces of China and France should further strengthen their exchanges and cooperation.

Chinese and French military leaders agreed here on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, that the armed forces of China and France should further strengthen their exchanges and cooperation.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013 06:31 PM

 

Iran has developed a new anti-radar missile system called Yavar Project 2609134

Iran has developed a new anti-radar missile system called Yavar Project
 

Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, that Iran has developed a system, called 'Yavar Project', which is capable of diverting and destroying anti-radar missiles.

Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, that Iran has developed a system, called 'Yavar Project', which is capable of diverting and destroying anti-radar missiles.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013 06:16 PM

 

The BAE Systems RG-31 Agrab 120mm 4x4 mortar carrier vehicle to be produced in UAE 2609133

The BAE Systems RG-31 Agrab 120mm 4x4 mortar carrier vehicle to be produced in UAE
 

According to a contract between the UAE-based International Golden Group (IGG) and BAE Land Systems on December 2011, the Agrab RG31 armoured utility vehicles are to be produced by the UAE as early as next year.

According to a contract between the UAE-based International Golden Group (IGG) and BAE Land Systems on December 2011, the Agrab RG31 armoured utility vehicles are to be produced by the UAE as early as next year.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013 05:50 PM

 

Libyan army takes delivery of 10 Russian-made BMP-3 armoured infantry fighting vehicles 2609132

Libyan army takes delivery of 10 Russian-made BMP-3 armoured infantry fighting vehicles
 

Ten Russian BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, the first part of an order made by the Qaddafi regime, have been handed over to the Libyan army. The handover ceremony took place at Mitiga Air Base. Attending were the Chief of Staff, General Abdel-Salam Jadallah Obeidi and the Chief of Staff of ground forces, Brigadier General Yousef Abu-Hajar, together with the Russian Ambassador, Ivan Molotkov, and a Russian delegation.

Ten Russian BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, the first part of an order made by the Qaddafi regime, have been handed over to the Libyan army. The handover ceremony took place at Mitiga Air Base. Attending were the Chief of Staff, General Abdel-Salam Jadallah Obeidi and the Chief of Staff of ground forces, Brigadier General Yousef Abu-Hajar, together with the Russian Ambassador, Ivan Molotkov, and a Russian delegation. Thursday, September 26, 2013 05:09 PM

 

Uralvagonzavod Renault Trucks Defense present new ATOM 8x8 armored infantry fighting vehicle 2609131

Uralvagonzavod - Renault Trucks Defense present new ATOM 8x8 armored infantry fighting vehicle
 

Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) and Renault Trucks Defense have combined their know-how to offer potential customers the ATOM 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle which is being presented for the first time at the Russian Expo Arms 2013 exhibit in Nijni Taguil.

Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) and Renault Trucks Defense have combined their know-how to offer potential customers the ATOM 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle which is being presented for the first time at the Russian Expo Arms 2013 exhibit in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013 04:48 PM

 

Sweden will buy 100 BvS10 amphibious all-terrain vehicle from BAE Systems Hägglunds 2509134

Sweden will buy 100 BvS10 amphibious all-terrain vehicle from BAE Systems Hägglunds
 

The Swedish government will buy 100 BvS10 armored all terrain vehicles from BAE Systems Hägglunds, according to Defense Minister Karin Enström. The deal is part of the options for up to 127 vehicles agreed upon when BAE secured a US $100 million contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration in 2012 for 48 of the go-anywhere tracked machines.

The Swedish government will buy 100 BvS10 armored all terrain vehicles from BAE Systems Hägglunds, according to Defense Minister Karin Enström. The deal is part of the options for up to 127 vehicles agreed upon when BAE secured a US $100 million contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration in 2012 for 48 of the go-anywhere tracked machines.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 06:40 PM

 

Indonesia takes delivery first Leopard 2A4 tanks and Marder armoured vehicles from Germany 2509133

Indonesia takes delivery of first Leopard 2A4 tanks and Marder armoured vehicles from Germany
 

The Indonesian Army has had its new primary weapons defense system expanded after receiving four German-manufactured tanks, namely two Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks and two Marder tanks. “Two Leopard and two Marder tanks have arrived,” said Army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Budiman in Jakarta on Monday, September 23, 2013, as quoted by tempo.co.

The Indonesian Army has had its new primary weapons defense system expanded after receiving four German-manufactured tanks, namely two Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks and two Marder tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicles. “Two Leopard tanks and two Marder infantry fighting vehicles have arrived,” said Army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Budiman in Jakarta on Monday, September 23, 2013, as quoted by tempo.co.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 05:17 PM

 

Nexter and Burevestnik unveil a new 8x8 armoured vehicle with 57mm automatic gun at RAE 2013 2509132

Renault and Burevestnik unveil a new 8x8 armoured vehicle with 57mm automatic gun at RAE 2013
 

Defense Company of France Nexter and Russian Company Joint Stock Company Central Research Institute "BUREVESTNIK" unveil a new generation of 8x8 armoured vehicle armed with a 57mm automatic gun at the RAE 2013 (Russian Arms Expo), a defense exhibition currently taking place in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

- UPDATE 26/09/2013 - Nexter Sytems contacted Army Recognition to deny their involvement in this particular project.
Defense Company of France Renault Trucks Defense and Russian Company Joint Stock Company Central Research Institute "BUREVESTNIK" unveil a new generation of 8x8 armoured vehicle armed with a 57mm automatic gun at the RAE 2013 (Russian Arms Expo), a defense exhibition currently taking place in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 01:37 PM

 

Lockheed Martin Havoc 8x8 armoured vehicle successfully completed protection systems testing 2509131

Lockheed Martin Havoc 8x8 armoured vehicle successfully completed protection systems testing
 

Havoc 8x8 Armored Modular Vehicle successfully completed protection systems testing, achieving every test objective during a series of blast tests this summer. Havoc is Lockheed Martin’s entry in the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) competition.

Havoc 8x8 Armored Modular Vehicle successfully completed protection systems testing, achieving every test objective during a series of blast tests this summer. Havoc is Lockheed Martin’s entry in the United States Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) competition.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 10:40 AM

 

TUBITAK Scientific Technical Research Council of Turkey produces first local missile fuel 2409134

TÜBITAK Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey produces first local missile fuel
 

The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) has succeeded in producing the first local missile fuel in the country. “Missile fuel, which is strategically very important, is produced only by a number of developed countries. The seller nations may impose several limitations or set conditions. Therefore, it is of great importance for us to be able to produce it,” said Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Nihat Ergün.

The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) has succeeded in producing the first local missile fuel in the country. “Missile fuel, which is strategically very important, is produced only by a number of developed countries. The seller nations may impose several limitations or set conditions. Therefore, it is of great importance for us to be able to produce it,” said Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Nihat Ergün. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:59 AM

 

Successful firing test Nag Indian-made third generation anti-tank missile upgraded version Helina 24

Successful firing test Nag Indian-made third generation anti-tank missile upgraded version Helina
 

The second land-to-land preliminarily trial of 'fire and forget' third generation anti-tank Nag missile's upgraded land version — 'Helina' — was carried out at the Pokhran field firing range. The target was fired in the presence of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and army officials. The missile hit the target successfully.

The second land-to-land preliminarily trial of 'fire and forget' third generation anti-tank Nag missile's upgraded land version — 'Helina' — was carried out at the Pokhran field firing range. The target was fired in the presence of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and army officials. The missile hit the target successfully.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:56 AM

 

New Russian-made main battle tank Armata unveiled at REA 2013 Russian Expo Arms exhibition 2409132

New Russian-made main battle tank Armata unveiled at REA 2013 Russian Expo Arms exhibition
 

the Russian-made main battle tank Armata prototype will be demonstrated at “a restricted showing” this month during the 9th Russia Arms Expo 2013 international arms exhibition due to the “secret nature of the project,” said Igor Sevastyanov, deputy general director of Rosoboronexport, Russia’s state-run arms export monopoly.

the Russian-made main battle tank Armata prototype will be demonstrated at “a restricted showing” this month during the 9th Russia Arms Expo 2013 international arms exhibition due to the “secret nature of the project,” said Igor Sevastyanov, deputy general director of Rosoboronexport, Russia’s state-run arms export monopoly.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:20 AM

 

General Dynamics and Rockwell Collins have completed production of 1,700 HMS Manpack Radios 2409131

General Dynamics and Rockwell Collins have completed production of 1,700 HMS Manpack Radios
 

General Dynamics C4 Systems and Rockwell Collins announced today they have completed production of 1,700 of the Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) program AN/PRC-155 Manpacks under current Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) orders.

General Dynamics C4 Systems and Rockwell Collins announced today they have completed production of 1,700 of the Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) program AN/PRC-155 Manpacks under current Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) orders.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 09:19 AM

 

Lockheed Martin production contract of $3.9 billion for THAAD air defense missile system 2309135

Lockheed Martin production contract of $3.9 billion for THAAD air defense missile system
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a production contract totaling $3.9 billion to produce elements of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapons System for the Missile Defense Agency and the United Arab Emirates.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a production contract totaling $3.9 billion to produce elements of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapons System for the Missile Defense Agency and the United Arab Emirates.
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Monday, September 23, 2013 04:09 PM

 

Swedish army has received first pre-serial production Archer 155mm 6x6 self-propelled howitzer 23091

Swedish army has received first pre-serial production of Archer 155mm 6x6 self-propelled howitzer
 

Sweden will receive its first pre-serial production BAE Systems FH-77 BW L52 Archer 155 mm self-propelled (6x6) artillery system on September 23, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced on September 23, 2013.

Swedish army will receive its first pre-serial production BAE Systems FH-77 BW L52 Archer 155 mm self-propelled (6x6) artillery system on September 23, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced on September 23, 2013.
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Monday, September 23, 2013 01:55 PM

 

General Dynamics awarded a contract for M1A2S main battle tanks conversion of Saudi Arabia 2309133

General Dynamics awarded a contract for M1A2S main battle tanks conversion of Saudi Arabia
 

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded $187.5 million for conversion of 44 M1A1 and 40 M1A2 Abrams tanks to the Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) configuration for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Foreign Military Sales contract was awarded by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command on behalf of the Royal Saudi Land Forces.

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded $187.5 million for conversion of 44 M1A1 and 40 M1A2 Abrams tanks to the Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) configuration for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Foreign Military Sales contract was awarded by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command on behalf of the Royal Saudi Land Forces.
Monday, September 23, 2013 11:51 AM

 

Boeing to showcase high performance tactical vehicle Phantom Badger Modern Day Marine 2309132

Boeing to showcase new high performance tactical vehicle Phantom Badger at Modern Day Marine
 

Boeing [NYSE: BA] is highlighting a diverse warfighting equipment portfolio – including an advanced high-performance tactical vehicle Phantom Badger – during this year’s Modern Day Marine exposition.

Boeing [NYSE: BA] is highlighting a diverse warfighting equipment portfolio – including an advanced high-performance tactical vehicle Phantom Badger – during this year’s Modern Day Marine exposition.
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Monday, September 23, 2013 09:51 AM

 

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