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Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news April 2012
 
 
 
 

Gabon purchases a fleet of Maverick Internal Security Vehicles from Paramount Group
 

The government of Gabon has purchased a fleet of Maverick internal security vehicles from Paramount Group and successfully deployed them at the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament. Ten Mavericks were bought by the Gabonese authorities, who jointly hosted the football tournament with Equatorial Guinea, for deployment as public order vehicles at stadiums across the country during the competition.

The government of Gabon has purchased a fleet of Maverick internal security vehicles from Paramount Group and successfully deployed them at the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament. Ten Mavericks were bought by the Gabonese authorities, who jointly hosted the football tournament with Equatorial Guinea, for deployment as public order vehicles at stadiums across the country during the competition.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 01:48 PM

 

Georgia has tested in flight conditions the first locally manufactured UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
 

Georgia conducted a test flight of its first domestically produced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, the Georgian Defense Ministry said in a statement. The new Georgian UAV system was tested in extreme terrain and weather conditions. It consists of an aerial vehicle and ground segment.

Georgia conducted a test flight of its first domestically produced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, the Georgian Defense Ministry said in a statement. The new Georgian UAV system was tested in extreme terrain and weather conditions. It consists of an aerial vehicle and ground segment.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 09:58 AM

 

Syrian army of President Bashar al-Assad’s does not accept cease-fire and the fighting continues
 

Violence in Syria spilled across borders into Turkey and Lebanon as President Bashar al-Assad’s regime spurned today’s United Nations deadline for a cease-fire. Syrian activists reported military attacks on two towns Tuesday, even as the government claimed its military forces have begun pulling out of some towns in compliance with a U.N.-brokered truce deal.

Violence in Syria spilled across borders into Turkey and Lebanon as President Bashar al-Assad’s regime spurned today’s United Nations deadline for a cease-fire. Syrian activists reported military attacks on two towns Tuesday, even as the government claimed its military forces have begun pulling out of some towns in compliance with a U.N.-brokered truce deal.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 01:46 PM

 

Iran will deploy its new home-made Samen Radar System in the next ten days
 

Iran will start using a new home-made powerful radar system in coming days, a senior Iranian commander announced on Monday, April 9, 2012. "Samen Radar System will come online in the next ten days," Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli told FNA (FARS News Agency).

Iran will start using a new home-made powerful radar system in coming days, a senior Iranian commander announced on Monday, April 9, 2012. "Samen Radar System will come online in the next ten days," Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli told FNA (FARS News Agency).
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 09:03 AM

 

Azerbaijan unveils the list of military equipment and weapons bought from Israel
 

Azerbaijan has recently purchased military equipment from Israel for an amount of $1.6 billion. Details of this purchase were never mentioned, but now the veil of secrecy is being lifted. Among the items ordered were Gabriel anti-ship missiles. These are 522 kg weapons with a range of 36 kilometers.

Azerbaijan has recently purchased military equipment from Israel for an amount of $1.6 billion. Details of this purchase were never mentioned, but now the veil of secrecy is being lifted. Among the items ordered were Gabriel anti-ship missiles. These are 522 kg weapons with a range of 36 kilometers.
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Sunday, April 8, 2012, 09:31 AM

 

New VAB Ultima of French Army was tested in April 2011 to be deployed in Afghanistan
 

The French army will deploy to Afghanistan a new version of its wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier VAB designed and manufactured by Renault Trucks Defense, and the help of the technical offices of the French armed forces. The new VAB Ultima was upgraded in terms of protection, firepower and the needs of future individual soldiers equipment FELIN.

The French army will deploy to Afghanistan a new version of its wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier VAB designed and manufactured by Renault Trucks Defense, and the help of the technical offices of the French armed forces. The new VAB Ultima was upgraded in terms of protection, firepower and the needs of future individual soldiers equipment FELIN.
Saturday, April 7, 2012, 12:07 AM

 

New satellite images released by United States show that Syrian armed forces continue the fight
 

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria said government forces attacked residential areas of Homs, Daraa and the capital, Damascus. The renewed violence comes despite assurances from President Bashar Assad that he will withdraw troops from population centres by Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria said government forces attacked residential areas of Homs, Daraa and the capital, Damascus. The renewed violence comes despite assurances from President Bashar Assad that he will withdraw troops from population centres by Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
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Saturday, April 7, 2012, 09:07 AM

 

The FORT One 1 a new all-terrain multipurpose armoured vehicle of Israeli defence industry
 

In cooperation with Global Shield, ISDS (International Security & Defence Systems) has developed a new armored vehicle, which will be presented for the first time at the LAAD 2012 exhibition taking place in Brazil in April. FORT1 is a portable land platform with an automatic gear and a diesel engine, capable of moving in the harshest terrain conditions.

In cooperation with Global Shield, ISDS (International Security & Defence Systems) has developed a new armored vehicle, which will be presented for the first time at the LAAD 2012 exhibition taking place in Brazil in April. FORT1 is a portable land platform with an automatic gear and a diesel engine, capable of moving in the harshest terrain conditions.
Friday, April 6, 2012, 09:19 AM

 

Iveco Defence Vehicles completes delivery of over 200 Trakker heavy trucks to the British army
 

The Italian defence manufacturer Iveco Defence Vehicles has completed delivery of its largest ever order in UK of 206 6x6 and 8x8 Trakkers to support the Royal Engineers on operations. Replacing the existing fleet, the new vehicles have been supplied through two separate procurement routes.

The Italian defence manufacturer Iveco Defence Vehicles has completed delivery of its largest ever order in UK of 206 6x6 and 8x8 Trakkers to support the Royal Engineers on operations. Replacing the existing fleet, the new vehicles have been supplied through two separate procurement routes.
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Friday, April 6, 2012, 08:43 AM

 

Azerbaijan army with take delivery of 60 mine protected vehicles MRAP Marauder and Matador
 

The Ministry of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan together with Paramount Group of South Africa will finish the production of 60 mine resistant ambush protected vehicles Marauder and Matador ordered by Azerbaijani Armed Forces on the basis of license of this company till the end of this year.

The Ministry of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan together with Paramount Group of South Africa will finish the production of 60 mine resistant ambush protected vehicles Marauder and Matador ordered by Azerbaijani Armed Forces on the basis of license of this company till the end of this year.
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Friday, April 6, 2012, 07:13 AM

 

Indian-made main battle tank Arjun will be equipped with Israeli Trophy active protection system
 

Rafael is increasing its activity in the Indian market: the company has signed a memorandum of understanding that will lead to the establishment of a joint venture with the Indian company Mahindra, which also deals in defense production. The memorandum of understanding was signed during DEFEXPO 2012, a large defense exhibition in India that concluded at the start of the week

Rafael is increasing its activity in the Indian market: the company has signed a memorandum of understanding that will lead to the establishment of a joint venture with the Indian company Mahindra, which also deals in defense production. The memorandum of understanding was signed during DEFEXPO 2012, a large defense exhibition in India that concluded at the start of the week.
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 09:31 AM

 

Ukrainian Company Morozov is preparing to deliver second batch of BTR-4 armoured to Iraq
 

The Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau is preparing to hand over to its customer – the Ministry of Defence of Iraq – the second batch of BTR-4 8x8 wheeled combat vehicles.The BTR-4 was developed by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau. The first batch of BTR-4s intended for Iraq, consisting of 26 vehicles, was manufactured and delivered to the customer on 20 April 2011.

The Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau is preparing to hand over to its customer – the Ministry of Defence of Iraq – the second batch of BTR-4 8x8 wheeled combat vehicles.The BTR-4 was developed by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau. The first batch of BTR-4s intended for Iraq, consisting of 26 vehicles, was manufactured and delivered to the customer on 20 April 2011.
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 08:37 AM

 

Czech Republic could export high technology of weapons and military equipment to Vietnam
 

Czech Defense Minister Alexandr Vondra has suggested high tech arms exports could be exported to Vietnam. Vondra, on a two-day official visit to Vietnam as part of an Asian tour on which he has been accompanied by a large delegation of Czech arms producers, suggested that there was nothing to stop high-tech arms sales to the fast-developing country.

Czech Defense Minister Alexandr Vondra has suggested high tech arms exports could be exported to Vietnam. Vondra, on a two-day official visit to Vietnam as part of an Asian tour on which he has been accompanied by a large delegation of Czech arms producers, suggested that there was nothing to stop high-tech arms sales to the fast-developing country.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 10:47 AM

 

First 200 U.S. Marines arrived in Australia to increase presence of American forces in the region
 

U.S. Marines began arriving in Australia after an agreement between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Julia Gillard to increase cooperation and allow a greater regional presence for American forces

U.S. Marines began arriving in Australia after an agreement between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Julia Gillard to increase cooperation and allow a greater regional presence for American forces
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 09:14 AM

 

United States is providing Free Syrian Army with specialized communication equipment.
 

The United States is providing Syrian opposition groups specialized equipment to help the opposition organize and communicate outside of the watchful eye of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The equipment comes in addition to the increase in financial contributions that were announced this past weekend.

The United States is providing Syrian opposition groups specialized equipment to help the opposition organize and communicate outside of the watchful eye of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The equipment comes in addition to the increase in financial contributions that were announced this past weekend.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 09:24 AM

 

South Korean Samsung K9 155mm self-propelled howitzer bid for artillery program in India
 

Engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen and Toubro and South Korea's Samsung Techwin Co Ltd have joined hands to produce K9 155mm self-propelled Howitzer artillery system for the Indian army. The announcement was made at DEFEXPO 2012 - the exposition of defence equipment and systems being held here today, L&T said in a statement.

Engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen and Toubro and South Korea's Samsung Techwin Co Ltd have joined hands to produce K9 155mm self-propelled howitzer artillery system for the Indian army. The announcement was made at DEFEXPO 2012 - the exposition of defence equipment and systems being held here today, L&T said in a statement.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 08:25 AM

 

Sagem's JIM LR binoculars win long range thermal imager contract for British army
 

On February 3, 2012, the British Ministry of Defence, through the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S*), awarded Sagem (Safran group) a major contract for JIM LR (Long Range) multifunction infrared binoculars for its “Long Range Thermal Imager Programme”, worth a total of £5 million (6 millions Euros).

On February 3, 2012, the British Ministry of Defence, through the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S*), awarded Sagem (Safran group) a major contract for JIM LR (Long Range) multifunction infrared binoculars for its “Long Range Thermal Imager Programme”, worth a total of £5 million (6 millions Euros).
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Monday, April 2, 2012, 09:13 AM

 

India will equip its main battle tank Arjun with the Israeli LAHAT laser-guided missile
 

India is equipping its Arjun main battle tanks with the LAHAT missile produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The missile will provide the tank with the ability to hit moving targets from great distances while in motion.

India is equipping its Arjun main battle tanks with the LAHAT missile produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The missile will provide the tank with the ability to hit moving targets from great distances while in motion.
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Monday, April 2, 2012, 08:48 AM

 

Security fence in the Gaza Strip continues to be attacked by terrorists and trapped by IED's
 

During the night of Sunday, April 1, 2012, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers operating along the security fence in the central Gaza Strip identified a suspicious figure digging in the ground, suggesting he was attempting to plant an explosive device.

During the night of Sunday, April 1, 2012, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers operating along the security fence in the central Gaza Strip identified a suspicious figure digging in the ground, suggesting he was attempting to plant an explosive device.
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Monday, April 2, 2012, 08:18 AM

 

Ashok Leyland and Panhard Defense present a new joint venture the Colt Light Tactical Vehicle
 

Ashok Leyland Defence Systems, a joint venture Company, engaged in the manufacture of specialized tactical and armoured vehicles, today unveiled the first of the range of COLT tactical vehicles - the Light Tactical Vehicle (4x4).

Ashok Leyland Defence Systems, a joint venture Company, engaged in the manufacture of specialized tactical and armoured vehicles, today unveiled the first of the range of COLT tactical vehicles - the Light Tactical Vehicle (4x4).
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Sunday, April 1, 2012, 06:35 PM

 

Ashok Leyland of India unveils new military truck 8x8 HMV High Mobility Vehicle Super Stallion
 

The Hinduja flagship, Ashok Leyland, today unveiled the SUPER STALLION 8x8 High Mobility Vehicle (HMV) and with that, the expansion of their range of logistics vehicles. Also being displayed for the first time is a new face-lifted version of the very popular Stallion in 6x6 configuration with a new high power engine and auto transmission.

The Hinduja flagship, Ashok Leyland, today unveiled the SUPER STALLION 8x8 High Mobility Vehicle (HMV) and with that, the expansion of their range of logistics vehicles. Also being displayed for the first time is a new face-lifted version of the very popular Stallion in 6x6 configuration with a new high power engine and auto transmission.
Sunday, April 1, 2012, 06:35 PM

 

NATO is holding talks with Ukraine over possible participation for missile defence system in Europe
 

The North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is holding talks with Kiev over Ukraine’s possible participation in the alliance's planned missile defense system n Europe. According to the head of the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine, Marchin Koziel, the deployment of the system's elements is a priority for the alliance.

The North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is holding talks with Kiev over Ukraine’s possible participation in the alliance's planned missile defense system n Europe. According to the head of the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine, Marchin Koziel, the deployment of the system's elements is a priority for the alliance.
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Sunday, April 1, 2012, 12:35 AM

 

Rebels in Mali attacked strategic city to fight Mali's coup leader Captain Amadou Sanogo
 

After seizing the town of Kidal on Friday, March 30, 2012, the rebel forces on Saturday attacked Gao, a strategic city in Northern Mali, witnesses said. The rebels took Kidal on Friday following a day of heavy fighting and witnesses said the rebels with heavy arms were moving into Gao on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

After seizing the town of Kidal on Friday, March 30, 2012, the rebel forces on Saturday attacked Gao, a strategic city in Northern Mali, witnesses said. The rebels took Kidal on Friday following a day of heavy fighting and witnesses said the rebels with heavy arms were moving into Gao on Saturday, March 31, 2012.
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Sunday, April 1, 2012, 09:37 AM

 

General Dynamics delivers MK19 automatic grenade launcher machine gun to United States Army
 

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), recently delivered 85 MK19 40mm grenade machine guns to the U.S. Army under the company’s latest contract award for the weapon.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), recently delivered 85 MK19 40mm automatic grenade launcher machine guns to the U.S. Army under the company’s latest contract award for the weapon.
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Sunday, April 1, 2012, 07:50 AM

 

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