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August 2012 Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news
 
 
 
 

Special Forces from France United Kingdom and United States are deployed near borders Syria 3108126

Special Forces from France United Kingdom and United States are deployed near borders of Syria
 

On Sunday 26 August, The Daily Star reported that “nearly 200 elite SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) British troops are in or around Syria” looking for weapons of mass destruction in the country. British special forces, along with troops from France and the United States, are poised along the borders of Syria to secure and destroy the country’s arsenal of chemical weapons if the regime in Damascus collapses.

On Sunday 26 August, The Daily Star reported that “nearly 200 elite SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) British troops are in or around Syria” looking for weapons of mass destruction in the country. British special forces, along with troops from France and the United States, are poised along the borders of Syria to secure and destroy the country’s arsenal of chemical weapons if the regime in Damascus collapses. Friday, August 31, 2012, 05:25 PM

 

France United Kingdom are ready for a no-fly zone in Syria to protect civilian population 3108125

France and United Kingdom are ready for a no-fly zone in Syria to protect civilian population
 
Britain and France have said they are not ruling out any options in Syria, including a military-enforced no-fly zone to protect thousands of civilians fleeing the escalating civil war. William Hague, Britain's foreign secretary, told a joint news conference in New York with Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, that a Turkish proposal for a safe zone would require military intervention.

Britain and France have said they are not ruling out any options in Syria, including a military-enforced no-fly zone to protect thousands of civilians fleeing the escalating civil war. William Hague, Britain's foreign secretary, told a joint news conference in New York with Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, that a Turkish proposal for a safe zone would require military intervention.
Friday, August 31, 2012, 01:39 PM

 

ThalesRaytheon Systems awarded a contract by US Army to upgrade AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder radar 3108124

ThalesRaytheon Systems awarded a contract by US Army to upgrade AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder radar
 

ThalesRaytheonSystems has been awarded a $44.9 million contract by the U.S. Army to upgrade the Receiver Exciter (REX) in the Improved AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder radar. The enhanced REX is part of the U.S. Army's program to further improve the AN/TPQ-37's performance, maintainability and reliability, while extending the service life of these long-range counter-battery systems.

ThalesRaytheonSystems has been awarded a $44.9 million contract by the U.S. Army to upgrade the Receiver Exciter (REX) in the Improved AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder radar. The enhanced REX is part of the U.S. Army's program to further improve the AN/TPQ-37's performance, maintainability and reliability, while extending the service life of these long-range counter-battery systems.
Friday, August 31, 2012, 12:50 AM

 

METRAVIB launches its brand new Sniper localisation and detection system PEARL 3108123

METRAVIB launches its brand new Sniper localisation and detection system PEARL
 

METRAVIB has developed his new « jewel » : PEARL (Personal Equipment Add-on for Reactive Localization). PEARL is a dedicated and low cost gunshot detection and localization system to be considered as an add-on equipment for : assault rifle, sniper gun, vehiclemounted machine gun/crew served weapon station, GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun) and AGL (Automatic and grenades launcher).

METRAVIB has developed his new « jewel » : PEARL (Personal Equipment Add-on for Reactive Localization). PEARL is a dedicated and low cost gunshot detection and localization system to be considered as an add-on equipment for : assault rifle, sniper gun, vehiclemounted machine gun/crew served weapon station, GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun) and AGL (Automatic and grenades launcher).
Friday, August 31, 2012, 11:30 AM

 

Japan will boost Self Defense Forces capabilities with U.S. amphibious vehicle AAV-7 LVTP-7 2908125

Japan will boost its Self Defense Forces capabilities with U.S. amphibious vehicle AAV-7 / LVTP-7
 

Japan has announced a series of initiatives to bolster the Self Defense Forces’ ability to respond to new and potential threats. The initiatives span from cyber to amphibious warfare and fill gaps in existing capability. TV Asahi has broken the news that the Self Defense Forces plan on buying four U.S.-made AAV-7 or LVTP-7 amphibious assault vehicles for the Ground Self Defense Forces.

Japan has announced a series of initiatives to bolster the Self Defense Forces’ ability to respond to new and potential threats. The initiatives span from cyber to amphibious warfare and fill gaps in existing capability. TV Asahi has broken the news that the Self Defense Forces plan on buying four U.S.-made AAV-7 or LVTP-7 amphibious assault vehicles for the Ground Self Defense Forces.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 01:46 PM

 

Croatia will boost military exchanges and cooperation with China 2808124

Croatia will boost military exchanges and cooperation with China
 

Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie held talks with his Croatian counterpart Ante Kotromanovic in Beijing Monday, August 27, 2012, during which they pledged to further military exchanges and cooperation.

Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie held talks with his Croatian counterpart Ante Kotromanovic in Beijing Monday, August 27, 2012, during which they pledged to further military exchanges and cooperation.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 07:27 PM

 

Israel becomes one of the most top arms exporters in the world with $1.8 billion in 2011 2808123

Israel becomes one of the most top arms exporters in the world with $1.8 billion in 2011
 

According to a newly-released American report examining global arms' transfers, Israel is one of the top exporters of weapons, with sales worth 12.9 billion U.S. dollars between 2004 and 2011. The report, titled Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, was written by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) at the Library of Congress, the Globes economic daily reported Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

According to a newly-released American report examining global arms' transfers, Israel is one of the top exporters of weapons, with sales worth 12.9 billion U.S. dollars between 2004 and 2011. The report, titled Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, was written by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) at the Library of Congress, the Globes economic daily reported Tuesday, August 28, 2012.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 07:10 PM

 

Joint military exercises for the Canadian and Russian armed forces in North America 2808122

Joint military exercises for the Canadian and Russian armed forces in North America
 

A group of Russian armed forces will take part in the military drills with Canada to be held next Monday in North America, a military official said Saturday, August 25, 2012. The Watchful Eagle-2012 anti-terrorism exercise, slated for Aug. 27 to Aug. 29, will take place in the United States and Canada.

A group of Russian armed forces will take part in the military drills with Canada to be held next Monday in North America, a military official said Saturday, August 25, 2012. The Watchful Eagle-2012 anti-terrorism exercise, slated for Aug. 27 to Aug. 29, will take place in the United States and Canada.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 06:38 PM

 

Russia will test the Italian wheeled armoured vehicle Centauro with 105 and 120 gun 2808121

Russia will test the Italian wheeled armoured vehicle Centauro with 105 and 120 gun
 

The Russian Federation will not make large-scale purchases of foreign armored vehicles, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday at an arms exhibition in the Urals. In May this year, the Oto-Melara company which makes the tank said Russia was testing the Centauro and considering building it under license.

The Russian Federation will not make large-scale purchases of foreign armored vehicles, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday at an arms exhibition in the Urals. In May this year, the Oto-Melara company which makes the tank said Russia was testing the Centauro and considering building it under license.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 06:01 PM

 

Lockheed Martin contract for U.S. Army JLTV Engineering and Manufacturing Development Phase 2608122

Lockheed Martin contract for U.S. Army JLTV Engineering and Manufacturing Development Phase
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] received a $65 million contract from the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps to continue developing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) through the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] received a $65 million contract from the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps to continue developing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) through the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012, 09:11 AM

 

Vietnam will be in the future on top three importers of Russian weapons military equipment 2608121

Vietnam will be in the future on top three importers of Russian weapons and military equipment
 

Vietnam will be soon on the top three importers of Russian weapons and military equipment said in Moscow on Thursday, August 23, 2012, Igor Korottchenko, the Director General of the Russian Centre for Analysis of global trade of arms (TsAMTO).

Vietnam will be soon on the top three importers of Russian weapons and military equipment said in Moscow on Thursday, August 23, 2012, Igor Korottchenko, the Director General of the Russian Centre for Analysis of global trade of arms (TsAMTO).
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Sunday, August 26, 2012, 08:36 AM

 

Oshkosh Defense has received a contract for the development of JLTV program for U.S. Army 2408121

Oshkosh Defense has received a contract for the development of JLTV program for U.S. Army
 

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), a contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program’s Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase. The JLTV program aims to replace many of the U.S. military’s aged HMMWVs with a lightweight vehicle that offers greater protection, mobility and transportability.

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), a contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program’s Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase. The JLTV program aims to replace many of the U.S. military’s aged HMMWVs with a lightweight vehicle that offers greater protection, mobility and transportability.
Friday, August 24, 2012, 10:29 PM

 

Russian army paratroopers test the new 120 mm mortar 2B32 NONA-M1 2308121

Russian army paratroopers test the new 120 mm mortar 2B32 NONA-M1
 

Russian soldiers from an air assault brigade deployed in the Southern military district have held live-firing drills using new 120-mm semi-automatic mortars, the district’s spokesman, Col. Igor Gorbul, said. The firing drills were held in preparation for the Kavkaz-2012 strategic military exercises, which will take place in southern Russia in September.

Russian soldiers from an air assault brigade deployed in the Southern military district have held live-firing drills using new 120-mm semi-automatic mortars, the district’s spokesman, Col. Igor Gorbul, said. The firing drills were held in preparation for the Kavkaz-2012 strategic military exercises, which will take place in southern Russia in September.
Thursday, August 23, 2012, 06:53 PM

 

Iranian army starts construction of its largest air defense base in Southern Iran 2208121

Iranian army starts construction of its largest air defense base in Southern Iran
 

The Iranian military has started construction of its largest air defense base in Southern Iran, a senior commander announced on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Deputy Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base for Engineering Affairs Mohammad Hosseini further added that the new air defense site is built in the city of Abadeh in the Southern Fars province.

The Iranian military has started construction of its largest air defense base in Southern Iran, a senior commander announced on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Deputy Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base for Engineering Affairs Mohammad Hosseini further added that the new air defense site is built in the city of Abadeh in the Southern Fars province.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 10:30 AM

 

Oshkosh Defense delivers 10,000 FMTVs trucks to U.S. Army in less than two years 2108124

Oshkosh Defense delivers 10,000 FMTVs trucks to U.S. Army in less than two years
 

The United States Army and Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today commemorated the production of the 10,000th Oshkosh-built Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) truck – less than two years after Oshkosh began producing FMTVs under a contract awarded in October 2009.

The United States Army and Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today commemorated the production of the 10,000th Oshkosh-built Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) truck – less than two years after Oshkosh began producing FMTVs under a contract awarded in October 2009.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 09:14 PM

 

Army of United States and South Korea launch joint military exercises 2108123

Army of United States and South Korea launch joint military exercises
 

South Korea and the United States on Monday launched a joint exercise aimed at enhancing defense readiness against potential security threats here, military officials said. The computer-assisted simulation exercise, dubbed Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG), will mobilize some 56,000 South Korean troops and 30,000 U.S. forces.

South Korea and the United States on Monday launched a joint exercise aimed at enhancing defense readiness against potential security threats here, military officials said. The computer-assisted simulation exercise, dubbed Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG), will mobilize some 56,000 South Korean troops and 30,000 U.S. forces.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 01:04 PM

 

Vectronix to provide the U.S. Army with unique handheld precision targeting systems 2108122

Vectronix to provide the U.S. Army with unique handheld precision targeting systems
 

Vectronix of Switzerland will provide the handheld precision targeting solutions to support the Handheld Precision Targeting Devices (HHPTD) solicitation awarded on July 3rd, 2012. The HHPTD, sponsored by the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF), provides dismounted observers the ability to rapidly locate ground targets with a high degree of accuracy allowing target engagement with precision munitions.

Vectronix of Switzerland will provide the handheld precision targeting solutions to support the Handheld Precision Targeting Devices (HHPTD) solicitation awarded on July 3rd, 2012. The HHPTD, sponsored by the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF), provides dismounted observers the ability to rapidly locate ground targets with a high degree of accuracy allowing target engagement with precision munitions.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 11:25 AM

 

United States warns Syria of military response in case of move or use of chemical weapons 2108121

United States warns Syria of military response in case of move or use of chemical weapons
 

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should heed U.S. warnings to neither use nor move chemical or biological weapons, lest he risk crossing a "red line" and provoke a U.S. military response, President Barack Obama said Monday, August 20, 2012.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should heed U.S. warnings to neither use nor move chemical or biological weapons, lest he risk crossing a "red line" and provoke a U.S. military response, President Barack Obama said Monday, August 20, 2012.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 10:53 AM

 

Israeli army will acquire new Rafael Mini Spike man portable electro-optical missile system 2008122

Israeli army will acquire the new Rafael Mini Spike man portable electro-optical missile system
 

The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) is in the first phase of acquiring Rafael’s new Mini-Spike. The smallest member of Rafael’s family of Spike missiles, the new system weighs 4 kg. At the defence exhibition of Paris, Eurosatory 2012, the Israeli Company Rafael unveiled the MINI Spike, a man portable, multi-purpose miniature electro-optical missile weapon system.

The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) is in the first phase of acquiring Rafael’s new Mini-Spike. The smallest member of Rafael’s family of Spike missiles, the new system weighs 4 kg. At the defence exhibition of Paris, Eurosatory 2012, the Israeli Company Rafael unveiled the MINI Spike, a man portable, multi-purpose miniature electro-optical missile weapon system.
Monday, August 20, 2012, 10:18 AM

 

Turkish army has purchased 50 Husky mine IEDs clearing detection vehicles from United States 2008121

Turkish army has purchased 50 Husky mine IEDs clearing detection vehicles from United States
 

Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz says Ankara, Sunday, August 12, 2012, has bought 50 Husky Visor 2500 mine detection vehicles from Washington.

Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz says Ankara, Sunday, August 12, 2012, has bought 50 Husky Visor 2500 mine detection vehicles from Washington.
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Monday, August 20, 2012, 10:02 AM

 

New Arjun Mk-2 tank unveils by Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment of India 1808124

New Arjun tank Mk-2 unveils by Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment of India
 

The defence magazine Force of India visited the Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE) for an exclusive insight into the programme of Indian-made Arjun Mk-2 main battle tank. Arjun Mk-2 is substantially improved and more capable than the Arjun Mk-1; it is too heavy, limiting areas where it can be deployed by the Indian Army.

The defence magazine Force of India visited the Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE) for an exclusive insight into the programme of Indian-made Arjun Mk-2 main battle tank. Arjun Mk-2 is substantially improved and more capable than the Arjun Mk-1; it is too heavy, limiting areas where it can be deployed by the Indian Army.
Saturday, August 18, 2012, 10:42 AM

 

British Company MTL Group will manufacture armoured hulls for the Mamba vehicle 1808121

British Company MTL Group will manufacture armoured hulls for the Mamba vehicle
 

Leading global armour specialist MTL Group has been awarded a significant contract to supply fabricated armoured hulls to Panzer Technologies for its Mamba Vehicle. The armoured vehicles which are intended for use in peace keeping operations will be manufactured at MTL Group Headquarters in the UK then shipped ready for final assembly to South Africa.

Leading global armour specialist MTL Group has been awarded a significant contract to supply fabricated armoured hulls to Panzer Technologies for its Mamba Vehicle. The armoured vehicles which are intended for use in peace keeping operations will be manufactured at MTL Group Headquarters in the UK then shipped ready for final assembly to South Africa.
Saturday, August 18, 2012, 08:49 AM

 

Lockheed Martin receives a contract to produce THAAD missile system for United States Army 1708122

Lockheed Martin receives a contract to produce THAAD missile system for United States Army
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been awarded a $150 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to produce Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System launchers and fire control and communications equipment for the United States Army.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been awarded a $150 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to produce Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System launchers and fire control and communications equipment for the United States Army.
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Friday, August 17, 2012, 11:34 AM

 

Lockheed Martin receives U.S. Marine Corps contract for Havoc 8x8 APC vehicle study and demo 1708121

Lockheed Martin receives U.S. Marine Corps contract for Havoc 8x8 APC vehicle study and demo
 

Underscoring the company’s ability to deliver cost effective ground vehicle solutions, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $3.5 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to test and validate the company’s Havoc 8x8 vehicle as part of the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) program.

Underscoring the company’s ability to deliver cost effective ground vehicle solutions, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $3.5 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to test and validate the company’s Havoc 8x8 vehicle as part of the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) program.
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Friday, August 17, 2012, 11:18 AM

 

Modernization of defense systems in Poland and creation of its own missile defence shield 1608124

Modernization of defense systems in Poland and creation of its own missile defence shield
 

Poland must continue to modernise its armed forces including building an independent air defence system, President Komorowski said during celebrations of Armed Forces Day on Wednesday, August 16, 2012. The Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak announced, August 11, 2012, that Poland wants to build its own missile defence system with help from France and Germany.

Poland must continue to modernise its armed forces including building an independent air defence system, President Komorowski said during celebrations of Armed Forces Day on Wednesday, August 16, 2012. The Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak announced, August 11, 2012, that Poland wants to build its own missile defence system with help from France and Germany.
Thursday, August 16, 2012, 01:04 PM

 

Canadian Army wants to purchase a new Light Armoured Reconnaissance vehicle 1608123

Canadian Army wants to purchase a new Light Armoured Reconnaissance vehicle
 

The Canadian Army hopes to have in place by the end of this year an initial contract for a new vehicle-mounted surveillance system that can feed its data into command-and-control networks.The Army uses the Coyote reconnaissance vehicle, but its systems cannot transmit information to headquarters.

The Canadian Army hopes to have in place by the end of this year an initial contract for a new vehicle-mounted surveillance system that can feed its data into command-and-control networks.The Army uses the Coyote reconnaissance vehicle, but its systems cannot transmit information to headquarters.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012, 12:14 AM

 

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