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August 2012 Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news
 
 
 
 

MEADS Multifunction Fire Control Radar Finishes Integration and Test Events At Italian Test Range
 

The first Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) has been integrated with a MEADS battle manager and launcher at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base near Rome, Italy.

The first Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) has been integrated with a MEADS battle manager and launcher at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base near Rome, Italy.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 11:26 AM

 

U.S. Army soldiers ready to use JLENS system to detect attack cruise missile and other threats
 

Combatant commanders moved one step closer to being able to detect, track and engage threats such as swarming boats and incoming cruise missiles, around the clock, from hundreds of miles away. In June 2012, the first class of U.S. Army soldiers completed mission operator training on the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) JLENS elevated, persistent over-the-horizon sensor system.

Combatant commanders moved one step closer to being able to detect, track and engage threats such as swarming boats and incoming cruise missiles, around the clock, from hundreds of miles away. In June 2012, the first class of U.S. Army soldiers completed mission operator training on the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) JLENS elevated, persistent over-the-horizon sensor system.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 09:49 AM

 

Indonesia wants to modernize its military equipment to increase capabilities of the Army
 

The weaponry of Indonesian armed forces (TNI) is going to be gradually modernized as the sound economy supports financing amid the higher demand for professionalism of the forces. The modernization solely aims to offset the country's long absence on improving the weaponry that would put it in one par with ASEAN peers.

The weaponry of Indonesian armed forces (TNI) is going to be gradually modernized as the sound economy supports financing amid the higher demand for professionalism of the forces. The modernization solely aims to offset the country's long absence on improving the weaponry that would put it in one par with ASEAN peers.
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Monday, August 13, 2012, 09:29 AM

 

Egyptian army launched a raid against militants in Al Gura North Sinai
 

Egyptian armed forces raided a militant area in Sinai on Sunday, August 12, 2012, leaving five dead as the government struggles to clamp down on attacks against its troops, a security source said. The raid took place south of Al Gura in North Sinai, said the Egyptian source, who is not authorized to speak to the media and asked not to be named.

Egyptian armed forces raided a militant area in Sinai on Sunday, August 12, 2012, leaving five dead as the government struggles to clamp down on attacks against its troops, a security source said. The raid took place south of Al Gura in North Sinai, said the Egyptian source, who is not authorized to speak to the media and asked not to be named.
Monday, August 13, 2012, 08:30 AM

 

Israeli Army uses cellphones to send alert message against missile strike for the population
 

The Israel Defense Force (IDF) Home Front Command on Sunday, August 12, 2012, initiated a week-long test of an alert system that texts a message to cellphones located in areas likely to be hit in a missile strike. The "Personal Message" system was developed in recent years and is expected to become operational within a month.

The Israel Defense Force (IDF) Home Front Command on Sunday, August 12, 2012, initiated a week-long test of an alert system that texts a message to cellphones located in areas likely to be hit in a missile strike. The "Personal Message" system was developed in recent years and is expected to become operational within a month.
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Monday, August 13, 2012, 07:26 AM

 

Fighting between the Jordanian and Syrian armed forces at the border of the two countries
 

Syrian governement forces fired with small arms against refugees trying to cross the border between Jordan and Syria provoking a response from the Jordanian soldiers. Initial reports indicated there were no casualties on their side, said a Jordanian military source.

Syrian governement forces fired with small arms against refugees trying to cross the border between Jordan and Syria provoking a response from the Jordanian soldiers. Initial reports indicated there were no casualties on their side, said a Jordanian military source.
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Saturday, August 11, 2012, 10:33 AM

 

Brazil deploys 9,000 soldiers to southern Brazilian borders to fight cross-border traficants
 

Brazil has reinforced its southern borders with 9,000 additional troops as the fifth stage of an ongoing crime-busting operation, local media said Tuesday, August 7, 2012. The security reinforcement, officially named Operation Agatha 5, started on Monday and will last for 20 to 30 days along the nation's borders with Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.

Brazil has reinforced its southern borders with 9,000 additional troops as the fifth stage of an ongoing crime-busting operation, local media said Tuesday, August 7, 2012. The security reinforcement, officially named Operation Agatha 5, started on Monday and will last for 20 to 30 days along the nation's borders with Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.
Friday, August 10, 2012, 12:07 AM

 

First flight test successful for United States Army LEMV Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle
 

For more than 90 minutes, Aug. 7, the hybrid air vehicle known as the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle stayed afloat above Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, or LEMV, like a blimp, is capable of carrying multiple intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payloads for more than 21 days at altitudes greater than 22,000 feet (6,700 m).

For more than 90 minutes, Aug. 7, the hybrid air vehicle known as the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle stayed afloat above Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, or LEMV, like a blimp, is capable of carrying multiple intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payloads for more than 21 days at altitudes greater than 22,000 feet (6,700 m).
Friday, August 10, 2012, 09:11 AM

 

India successfullly flight tested Agni II nuclear capable medium range ballistic missile
 

India successfully flight tested Agni-II, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a target range of 2,000 km, on Thursday, August 9, 2012. The missile was fired by the Strategic Forces Command of the Army from Wheeler’s Island in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha at 8.46 am.

India successfully flight tested Agni-II, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a target range of 2,000 km, on Thursday, August 9, 2012. The missile was fired by the Strategic Forces Command of the Army from Wheeler’s Island in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha at 8.46 am.
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Friday, August 10, 2012, 08:32 AM

 

Russian Army could receive new main battle tank MBT Armata for testing in 2013
 

The Russian army could receive a prototype of the new Russian-made main battle tank Armata MBT for field testing almost a year earlier than scheduled, First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.

The Russian army could receive a prototype of the new Russian-made main battle tank Armata MBT for field testing almost a year earlier than scheduled, First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012, 11:16 AM

 

Lockheed Martin Delivers 20,000th Guided MLRS Rocket
 

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 20,000th Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket to the U.S. Army. With a range of up to 70 kilometers, GMLRS Unitary is an all-weather, precision-strike weapon that can be deployed rapidly, producing pinpoint engagements with minimal collateral damage. The GMLRS rocket is assembled at the company’s production facility in Camden, Ark.

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 20,000th Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket to the U.S. Army. With a range of up to 70 kilometers, GMLRS Unitary is an all-weather, precision-strike weapon that can be deployed rapidly, producing pinpoint engagements with minimal collateral damage. The GMLRS rocket is assembled at the company’s production facility in Camden, Ark.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 10:15 AM

 

Egyptian Army launched air strikes with AH-64 Apache helicopters against militants in Sinai
 

Clashes intensified in Egypt's North Sinai early Wednesday, August 8, 2012, as Egyptian armed forces launched air strikes with AH-64 helicopters on Sinai militants in response to a series of attacks by masked gunmen on military checkpoints.

Clashes intensified in Egypt's North Sinai early Wednesday, August 8, 2012, as Egyptian armed forces launched air strikes with AH-64 helicopters on Sinai militants in response to a series of attacks by masked gunmen on military checkpoints.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 10:25 AM

 

Live firing of Russian Iskander short range ballistic missile during Kavkaz-2012 military exercises
 

The Kavkaz-2012 military exercises, which will take place in southern Russia in September, will involve the live firing of Iskander ballistic missile complexes, the deputy chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel General Alexander Postnikov, said on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

The Kavkaz-2012 military exercises, which will take place in southern Russia in September, will involve the live firing of Iskander ballistic missile complexes, the deputy chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel General Alexander Postnikov, said on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 08:37 AM

 

France ready to support African military intervention in Mali
 

France will support African military intervention in Mali to crack down on Islamist insurgents but will not send troops, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday, August 5, 2012.. "An African military intervention is desirable and inevitable," Le Drian told France Info Radio.

France will support African military intervention in Mali to crack down on Islamist insurgents but will not send troops, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday, August 5, 2012.. "An African military intervention is desirable and inevitable," Le Drian told France Info Radio.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 10:41 AM

 

MBDA Germany delivers missile threat simulation to the German army procurement office
 

MBDA Germany has supplied a missile threat simulation tool to the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB). This system enables the simulation of all types of missiles, particularly ballistic missiles and cruise missiles, with physical correctness and in the greatest possible detail – from launch to impact.

MBDA Germany has supplied a missile threat simulation tool to the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB). This system enables the simulation of all types of missiles, particularly ballistic missiles and cruise missiles, with physical correctness and in the greatest possible detail – from launch to impact.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 09:28 AM

 

U.S. Marine Corps uses Oshkosh Terramax UGV technology to prepare for future missions
 

The U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL) and Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), recently conducted the Marines’ first-ever training of multiple unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) in a single convoy using the Oshkosh TerraMax™ UGV technology.

The U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL) and Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), recently conducted the Marines’ first-ever training of multiple unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) in a single convoy using the Oshkosh TerraMax™ UGV technology.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 09:17 AM

 

Belgium chooses the American Javelin missile to replace French antitank missile Milan
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress Aug. 3 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Belgium for 240 Block I Javelin Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $88 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress Aug. 3 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Belgium for 240 Block I Javelin Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $88 million.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 08:43 AM

 

Israeli Air Force strikes armoured vehicles Fhad stolen after attack against Egyptian army outpost
 

Israeli Air Force fighter aircraft destroy one Egyptian armoured vehicle Fahd used by gunmen who killed 15 Egyptian policemen and seized an Egyptian armoured personnel carrier in an assault on a Sinai police station near the border with Israel on Sunday, August 5, 2012.

Israeli Air Force fighter aircraft destroy one Egyptian armoured vehicle Fahd used by gunmen who killed 15 Egyptian policemen and seized an Egyptian armoured personnel carrier in an assault on a Sinai police station near the border with Israel on Sunday, August 5, 2012.
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Monday, August 6, 2012, 05:17 PM

 

Polish army plans to acquire 1,000 new main battle tanks and tested the new Polish tank Anders
 

The Polish Army plans to acquire up to 1,000 new tanks in different variants, reported local daily Rzeczpospolita. It is expected that Poland’s Ministry of Defense will sign a deal to launch production of the Anders, the tank prototype developed by Bumar Group’s OBRUM Gliwice research unit, according to the Polish newspaper.

The Polish Army plans to acquire up to 1,000 new tanks in different variants, reported local daily Rzeczpospolita. It is expected that Poland’s Ministry of Defense will sign a deal to launch production of the Anders, the tank prototype developed by Bumar Group’s OBRUM Gliwice research unit, according to the Polish newspaper.
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Monday, August 6, 2012, 12:34 AM

 

Elbit Systems to Supply Latin American Customer with Hermes® 900 - Hermes® 450 UAS
 

Israeli Company Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT ("Elbit Systems"), announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at many tens of millions of dollars, to supply a Latin American customer with a mixed fleet of Hermes® 900 and Hermes® 450 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The contract will be performed over the next two years.

Israeli Company Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT ("Elbit Systems"), announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at many tens of millions of dollars, to supply a Latin American customer with a mixed fleet of Hermes® 900 and Hermes® 450 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The contract will be performed over the next two years.
Monday, August 6, 2012, 11:16 AM

 

Poland needs its own anti-missile shield after the U.S. has scrapped plan in East Europe
 

The agreement with the US on the deployment of a missile defence system on its territory was "a mistake", Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said. The agreement was "a political mistake" and it should not be repeated, RIA Novosti quoted Komorowski as saying.

The agreement with the US on the deployment of a missile defence system on its territory was "a mistake", Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said. The agreement was "a political mistake" and it should not be repeated, RIA Novosti quoted Komorowski as saying.
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Monday, August 6, 2012, 10:05 AM

 

India is developing a new recovery vehicle based on the new Arjun Mark II main battle tank
 

Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) of India , which is developing a new Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle, has reached the final stage of the 'complete specification' for the ARRV, a senior scientist said.

Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) of India , which is developing a new Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle, has reached the final stage of the 'complete specification' for the ARRV, a senior scientist said.
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Friday, August 3, 2012, 09:38 AM

 

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