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August 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

INVISIO receives order for communication systems from Canadian Department of National Defense
 

INVISIO (IVSO) has through its Canadian distribution partner Levitt Safety received an order from the Canadian Department of National Defense. The order is for various INVISIO headsets and communication solutions and the total order value is approximately SEK 8,0 m. The products will be delivered during the second half of 2013.

INVISIO (IVSO) has through its Canadian distribution partner Levitt Safety received an order from the Canadian Department of National Defense. The order is for various INVISIO headsets and communication solutions and the total order value is approximately SEK 8,0 m. The products will be delivered during the second half of 2013.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 01:16 PM

 

Lenco Industries introduces the BearCat® MedEvac LE and MIL 4x4 tactical armoured vehicle
 

Lenco Industries, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of armored police vehicles, introduces the BearCat® MedEvac LE and BearCat® MedEvac MIL armored tactical vehicles. The LE version of the “MedCat” was designed to meet the combined requirements of SWAT and Tactical EMS teams, while the Military model was designed specifically for Tactical Combat Casual Care (TC3) within the defense sector.

Lenco Industries, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of armored police vehicles, introduces the BearCat® MedEvac LE and BearCat® MedEvac MIL armored tactical vehicles. The LE version of the “MedCat” was designed to meet the combined requirements of SWAT and Tactical EMS teams, while the Military model was designed specifically for Tactical Combat Casual Care (TC3) within the defense sector. Sunday, August 11, 2013 06:44 PM

 

CIS members will perform live firing of S-300 PMU2 surface-to-air missile in August/September 2013
 

In future joint military exercises, the CIS members (Commonwealth of Independent States) will perform real live fire with surface-to-air missiles S-300 PMU2, announced Saturday, August 10, 2013, the commander of one division of the Russian space and air defense Forces, the colonel Konstantin Oguienko on the radio Echo of Moscow.

In future joint military exercises, the CIS members (Commonwealth of Independent States) will perform real live fire with surface-to-air missiles S-300 PMU2, announced Saturday, August 10, 2013, the commander of one division of the Russian space and air defense Forces, the colonel Konstantin Oguienko on the radio Echo of Moscow.
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Sunday, August 11, 2013 11:22 AM

 

BAE Systems may upgrade CV90 armoured infantry fighting vehicle with hybrid-electric propulsion
 
BAE Systems Plc (BA/), Europe’s largest defense company, may upgrade its CV90 armored vehicle with a hybrid-electric propulsion system as armies look to cut expenses for fuel that can be many times the price paid at a civil gas station.

BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defense company, may upgrade its CV90 armored vehicle with a hybrid-electric propulsion system as armies look to cut expenses for fuel that can be many times the price paid at a civil gas station.
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Saturday, August 10, 2013 11:43 AM

 

Chinese and Russian soldiers conduct first joint military exercises during Peace Mission 2013
 

Chinese and Russian troops conducted their first joint exercises using live ammunition during anti-terrorism drill Peace Mission-2013 on Friday, August 10, 2013. The joint maneuvers were carried out at the Chebarkul combined training range here in Russia's Ural Mountains.

Chinese and Russian troops conducted their first joint exercises using live ammunition during anti-terrorism drill Peace Mission-2013 on Friday, August 10, 2013. The joint maneuvers were carried out at the Chebarkul combined training range here in Russia's Ural Mountains.
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Saturday, August 10, 2013 09:41 AM

 

Badenoch LLC of United States has received $1.4 million to develop new vehicle blast test
 

Southfield military vehicle and energy systems engineering firm Badenoch LLC of United States has received $1.4 million in federal funds for a more cost-effective form of vehicle blast testing, and a new matching grant via the Michigan Strategic Fund.

Southfield military vehicle and energy systems engineering firm Badenoch LLC of United States has received $1.4 million in federal funds for a more cost-effective form of vehicle blast testing, and a new matching grant via the Michigan Strategic Fund.
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Friday, August 9, 2013 01:58 PM

 

Textron Canada has delivered the first four TAPV 4x4 armoured vehicles to Canadian Army
 

Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) has completed and shipped four pre-production Canadian Forces Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) to locations in the United States and Canada for a series of testing and training activities

Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) has completed and shipped four pre-production Canadian Forces Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) to locations in the United States and Canada for a series of testing and training activities.
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Friday, August 9, 2013 01:10 PM

 

Colombia aims to develop its defense industries in collaboration with South Korea
 

Colombia is aiming to regenerate and develop its defense industries as a potential new revenue base and has clinched new collaboration with South Korea in one of its latest deals toward that goal, official data show. Colombia is already seen by defense exporters as a major market, expected to spend $99.9 billion on defense equipment in a 2011-16 program to counter both internal and external threats, Australian government data indicates.

Colombia is aiming to regenerate and develop its defense industries as a potential new revenue base and has clinched new collaboration with South Korea in one of its latest deals toward that goal, official data show. Colombia is already seen by defense exporters as a major market, expected to spend $99.9 billion on defense equipment in a 2011-16 program to counter both internal and external threats, Australian government data indicates. Friday, August 9, 2013 01:00 PM

 

Russia could deliver S-300 PMU2 surface-to- air defense missile system to Syria in summer 2014
 

Russia has not delivered advanced S-300 PMU2 air defense missile systems ordered by Syria although several have been built and Damascus has paid a multi-million deposit, Vedomosti daily reported on Friday, August 9, 2013, citing arms industry sources.

Russia has not delivered advanced S-300 PMU2 air defense missile systems ordered by Syria although several have been built and Damascus has paid a multi-million deposit, Vedomosti daily reported on Friday, August 9, 2013, citing arms industry sources.
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Friday, August 9, 2013 10:37 AM

 

India could purchase 145 M777 155mm Light-Weight Towed Howitzers from United States
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress Aug 2 of a possible Foreign Military Sale India of 145 M777 155mm Light-Weight Towed Howitzers and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $885 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress Aug 2 of a possible Foreign Military Sale India of 145 M777 155mm Light-Weight Towed Howitzers and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $885 million.
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Thursday, August 8, 2013 01:00 PM

 

Russian army has tested Listva new remotely operated mine-clearing wheeled combat vehicle
 

The Russian military will next year unveil initial prototypes of robotic combat vehicles featuring tank-like tracked chassis and hybrid engines, a deputy defense minister said Wednesday, August 8, 2013. Russian defense industry has completed the test program at a military proving ground near the town of Krasnoarmeisk of the Listva remote-controlled mine-clearing vehicle.

The Russian military will next year unveil initial prototypes of robotic combat vehicles featuring tank-like tracked chassis and hybrid engines, a deputy defense minister said Wednesday, August 8, 2013. Russian defense industry has completed the test program at a military proving ground near the town of Krasnoarmeisk of the Listva remote-controlled mine-clearing vehicle.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:59 AM

 

Weapons sales record for Ukrainian defense industry with an increase of 520% compared to 2012
 

Ukraine-based weapons manufacturer UkrOboronProm today revealed its first half profits rose 520 percent to $51.2 million compared with last year’s $12.2 million loss. “The profits of shipbuilding and marine hardware producers grew from 35 million hryvna in the first six months of 2012 to 221 million hryvna in the corresponding period of 2013,” UkrOboronProm CEO Sergiy Gromov was quoted as saying.

Ukraine-based weapons manufacturer UkrOboronProm today revealed its first half profits rose 520 percent to $51.2 million compared with last year’s $12.2 million loss. “The profits of shipbuilding and marine hardware producers grew from 35 million hryvna in the first six months of 2012 to 221 million hryvna in the corresponding period of 2013,” UkrOboronProm CEO Sergiy Gromov was quoted as saying.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:42 AM

 

German arms sales year record to the six contries of the GCC Gulf Cooperation Council
 

German arms sales to the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are set to top last year's record of 1.42 billion euros (1.89 billion U.S. dollars) judging from the booming sales in the first six months, local media reported Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

German arms sales to the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are set to top last year's record of 1.42 billion euros (1.89 billion U.S. dollars) judging from the booming sales in the first six months, local media reported Wednesday, August 7, 2013.
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Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:26 AM

 

Oshkosh Defense delivers the first JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to United States Army
 

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today marked the delivery of its first Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) prototype for United States government testing following a successful vehicle inspection by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) at an event in Oshkosh, Wis.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today marked the delivery of its first Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) prototype for United States government testing following a successful vehicle inspection by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) at an event in Oshkosh, Wis.
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Thursday, August 8, 2013 07:43 AM

 

Syrian anti-government forces have taken the control of an air base in northern Syria
 

An air base in northern Syria was almost completely under control of anti-government forces that seized military equipment and prisoners, rebels said Tuesday, August 7, 2013. Rebel and opposition groups said the takeover of the Minakh air base began when two men in an armored vehicle carried out a suicide attack to breach the defenses of the facility where government troops fought off attacks for nearly a year, The New York Times reported.

An air base in northern Syria was almost completely under control of anti-government forces that seized military equipment and prisoners, rebels said Tuesday, August 7, 2013. Rebel and opposition groups said the takeover of the Minakh air base began when two men in an armored vehicle carried out a suicide attack to breach the defenses of the facility where government troops fought off attacks for nearly a year, The New York Times reported. Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11:59 AM

 

Slidell Police Department is now equipped with the Tiger 4x4 armoured vehicle of Textron
 

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today presented the Slidell Police Department with the Tiger Light Protected Vehicle it donated last month to the City of Slidell.

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today presented the Slidell Police Department with the Tiger 4x4 Light Protected Vehicle it donated last month to the City of Slidell.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 10:20 AM

 

United States will deliver Avenger - Stinger - Hawk air defense missile systems to Iraq
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of an Integrated Air Defense System witgh Avenger fire units and Stinger, and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2.403 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of an Integrated Air Defense System witgh Avenger fire units and Stinger, and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2.403 billion.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 11:16 AM

 

North Korea develops new road-mobile ballistic missiles able to reach Guam
 

North Korea is developing road-mobile ballistic missiles capable of reaching Guam, the Aleutian Islands and potentially Hawaii, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's director said, citing the agency's growing concern at a recent Senate Appropriations Committee's Defense Subcommittee hearing.

North Korea is developing road-mobile ballistic missiles capable of reaching Guam, the Aleutian Islands and potentially Hawaii, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's director said, citing the agency's growing concern at a recent Senate Appropriations Committee's Defense Subcommittee hearing.
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Monday, August 5, 2013 10:40 AM

 

Syrian rebels captured ammunition depot with Milan / Konkurs anti-tank missiles and rockets
 

Syrian rebels captured an ammunition depot north of Damascus from President Bashar al-Assad's forces on Saturday, August 3, 2013, activists said, seizing a hoard of Milan / Konkurs anti-tank missiles and Grad rockets which will strengthen their firepower after a string of defeats.

Syrian rebels captured an ammunition depot north of Damascus from President Bashar al-Assad's forces on Saturday, August 3, 2013, activists said, seizing a hoard of Milan / Konkurs anti-tank missiles and Grad rockets which will strengthen their firepower after a string of defeats.
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Monday, August 5, 2013 10:08 AM

 

Chinese army main battle tank Type 96A join Peace Mission 2013 China-Russia military exercise
 

Heavy ground combat vehicles and main battle tank Type 96A from the Chinese army's battle group have joined the China-Russia joint drill taking place in Chelyabinsk in Russia's Ural Mountainous region from July 27 to Aug. 15.

Heavy ground combat vehicles and main battle tank Type 96A from the Chinese army's battle group have joined the China-Russia joint drill taking place in Chelyabinsk in Russia's Ural Mountainous region from July 27 to Aug. 15.
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Monday, August 5, 2013 09:01 AM

 

Taiwan could buy weapons from China in place of defense products from United States
 

A People’s Liberation Army major general said recently that Taiwan should abandon the U.S. as its main weapons supplier and buy arms from Beijing instead. Maj. Gen. Luo Yuan, China’s most outspoken anti-U.S. military official, made the remarks at a defense forum in the city of Guangzhou that was attended by defense analysts from China and Taiwan.

A People’s Liberation Army major general said recently that Taiwan should abandon the U.S. as its main weapons supplier and buy arms from Beijing instead. Maj. Gen. Luo Yuan, China’s most outspoken anti-U.S. military official, made the remarks at a defense forum in the city of Guangzhou that was attended by defense analysts from China and Taiwan.
Saturday, August 3, 2013 11:12 AM

 

Husky mine clearing vehicle enters in service with the Turkish army to replace manual systems
 

The Turkish army has take delivery of four South African-made Husky vehicle-mounted mine detectors (VMMDs), officials here said. Husky is a mine-removal system developed by Dorbyl Rolling Stock Division of East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa.

The Turkish army has take delivery of four South African-made Husky vehicle-mounted mine detectors (VMMDs), officials here said. Husky is a mine-removal system developed by Dorbyl Rolling Stock Division of East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa.
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Saturday, August 3, 2013 09:20 AM

 

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