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August 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russia unveils Tigr 4x4 armoured vehicle fitted with 1L122 radar at Defense Exhibition Oboronexpo
 
A unique Russian GAZ Tigr chassis-mounted anti-aircraft command module with 1L122E radar, can simultaneously locate 15 targets per second, a representative for the Scientific-Industrial Enterprise Rubin told RIA Novosti on Thursday, August 14, 2014.
A unique Russian GAZ Tigr chassis-mounted anti-aircraft command module with 1L122E radar, can simultaneously locate 15 targets per second, a representative for the Scientific-Industrial Enterprise Rubin told RIA Novosti on Thursday, August 14, 2014.
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Friday, August 15, 2014 04:36 PM
 

Azerbaijan is interested to purchase Russian-made Luchnik-E short-range air defense missile system
 
According a statement published on APA Azerbaijan Press Agency website, Azerbaijani is interested in Luchnik-E anti-aircraft missile complexes of Russia, representative of Russia’s Machine-Building Design Bureau Georgy Kuzyk told Arms-TASS in Oboronexpo-2014 exhibition.
According a statement published on APA Azerbaijan Press Agency website, Azerbaijani is interested in Luchnik-E anti-aircraft missile complexes of Russia, representative of Russia’s Machine-Building Design Bureau Georgy Kuzyk told Arms-TASS in Oboronexpo-2014 exhibition.
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Friday, August 15, 2014 02:26 PM
 

Dozen of Russian armoured vehicles and 40,000 troops near the border with Ukraine
 
Dozens of heavy Russian military vehicles massed on Friday, August 15, 2014, near the border with Ukraine, while Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge Russian aid convoy. The convoy is still awaiting permission to take its cargo to cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine which have been wracked by violence.
Dozens of heavy Russian military vehicles massed on Friday, August 15, 2014, near the border with Ukraine, while Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge Russian aid convoy. The convoy is still awaiting permission to take its cargo to cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine which have been wracked by violence.
Friday, August 15, 2014 11:25 AM
 

Russia signs several armament contracts for a total of $100 million at Oboronexpo 2014
 
Russia’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport signed several contracts for a total of $100 million during the Defense Exhibition Oboronexpo 2014, the head of the company said Thursday, August 14, 2014. The announcement comes amid the United States and the European Union imposing targeted sanctions against Russia’s defense and energy companies.
Russia’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport signed several contracts for a total of $100 million during the Defense Exhibition Oboronexpo 2014, the head of the company said Thursday, August 14, 2014. The announcement comes amid the United States and the European Union imposing targeted sanctions against Russia’s defense and energy companies.
Friday, August 15, 2014 09:54 AM
 

About 1,000 U.S. soldiers are now deployed in Iraq for humanitarian assistance mission
 
U.S. helicopters and MV-22 Ospreys are on the ground in northern Iraq and operating from a secure airfield protected by Kurdish forces, the latest sign of an expanding Iraq mission that now includes about 1,000 U.S. troops, defense officials said Wednesday, August 13, 2014.
U.S. helicopters and MV-22 Ospreys are on the ground in northern Iraq and operating from a secure airfield protected by Kurdish forces, the latest sign of an expanding Iraq mission that now includes about 1,000 U.S. troops, defense officials said Wednesday, August 13, 2014.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 04:27 PM
 

Bahrain to purchase Russian-made mobile Kornet-EM anti-tank missiles
 
The Director General of the Russian state arms export agency Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaykin has announced Tuesday, August 12, 2014, the supply of Kornet-EM anti-tank missile to Bahrain. According to the Rosoboronexport executive, Bahrain has become the first buyer of Kornet-EM systems.
The Director General of the Russian state arms export agency Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaykin has announced Tuesday, August 12, 2014, the supply of Kornet-EM anti-tank missile to Bahrain. According to the Rosoboronexport executive, Bahrain has become the first buyer of Kornet-EM systems.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 01:44 PM
 

Saudi Arabia gives $100 million to help finance the UN's centre to combat global terrorism
 
Saudi Arabia has handed over a check for $100m to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to help finance the UN's centre to combat global terrorism. The UN chief welcomed the gift at a ceremony in his office and said the recent upsurge in terrorism in a number of countries and regions - most dramatically, the Islamic State group's takeover of a large swath of Syria and Iraq - "underscores the challenge before us."
Saudi Arabia has handed over a check for $100m to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to help finance the UN's centre to combat global terrorism. The UN chief welcomed the gift at a ceremony in his office and said the recent upsurge in terrorism in a number of countries and regions - most dramatically, the Islamic State group's takeover of a large swath of Syria and Iraq - "underscores the challenge before us."
Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:58 AM
 

India successfully test-fired local-made Akash Surface-to-Air defense missile system
 
For the second day, India on Wednesday, August 14, 2014, successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile, which has a strike range of 25 km, from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Air Force.
For the second day, India on Wednesday, August 14, 2014, successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile, which has a strike range of 25 km, from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Air Force.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 09:06 AM
 

Russian paratroopers to be airlifted to Kazakhstan for security drills
 
The Russian Airborne Force has started to airlift paratroopers to Kazakhstan to take part in the drills of the Russia-led security alliance of former Soviet republics, Airborne Force spokeswoman Irina Kruglova said on Wednesday, August 13.
The Russian Airborne Force has started to airlift paratroopers to Kazakhstan to take part in the drills of the Russia-led security alliance of former Soviet republics, Airborne Force spokeswoman Irina Kruglova said on Wednesday, August 13.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014 04:54 PM
 

First UN female force commander takes reigns in Cyprus
 
Major General Kristin Lund today officially assumed her duties as Force Commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus where the top UN official, Lisa Buttenheim, is also a woman. That UN operation is now the first in the world to have a dual female leadership.
Major General Kristin Lund today officially assumed her duties as Force Commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus where the top UN official, Lisa Buttenheim, is also a woman. That UN operation is now the first in the world to have a dual female leadership.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:52 AM
 

Russia expects a contract with Brazil to supply Pantsir-S1 short-range air defense system end 2014
 
Russia’s state arms trader Rosoboronexport expects to sign a contract on the delivery of Pantsir-S1 short-range gun and missile air defense systems to Brazil by the end of the year, Rosoboronexport CEO Anatoly Isaikin said on Tuesday, August 13, 2014.
Russia’s state arms trader Rosoboronexport expects to sign a contract on the delivery of Pantsir-S1 short-range gun and missile air defense systems to Brazil by the end of the year, Rosoboronexport CEO Anatoly Isaikin said on Tuesday, August 13, 2014.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:30 AM
 

AutoKrAZ of Ukraine ready to deliver more military trucks to Iraqi Armed Forces
 
PJSC “AutoKrAZ” participates in several tenders announced by defense departments of the Republic of Iraq. The tenders are aimed at delivery of dual-use vehicles: for fight against terrorism in this country and economic recovery after long civil war. Our competitors are big automakers, but KrAZ has good chances to win given good reputation of KrAZ trucks in this country and positive experience in delivery of large batch of vehicles in the period 2004-2006.
PJSC “AutoKrAZ” participates in several tenders announced by defense departments of the Republic of Iraq. The tenders are aimed at delivery of dual-use vehicles: for fight against terrorism in this country and economic recovery after long civil war. Our competitors are big automakers, but KrAZ has good chances to win given good reputation of KrAZ trucks in this country and positive experience in delivery of large batch of vehicles in the period 2004-2006. Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:12 AM
 

Another 130 US military personnel in Iraq including Marines and Special Forces to assist Iraqi army
 
Another 130 US military personnel have arrived in Iraq including Marines and special operations forces whose mission was to assess the situation in the Sinjar area and to develop additional humanitarian assistance options beyond current US efforts there.
Another 130 US military personnel have arrived in Iraq including Marines and special operations forces whose mission was to assess the situation in the Sinjar area and to develop additional humanitarian assistance options beyond current US efforts there.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 09:51 AM
 

President of Georgia ready to support Ukraine in its struggle to maintain its territorial integrity
 
Georgia's President Giorgi Margvelashvili has assured Ukraine's counterpart Petro Poroshenko of his country's support of Ukraine's struggle for the territorial integrity and the willingness to join the international mission of humanitarian assistance for Luhansk region.
Georgia's President Giorgi Margvelashvili has assured Ukraine's counterpart Petro Poroshenko of his country's support of Ukraine's struggle for the territorial integrity and the willingness to join the international mission of humanitarian assistance for Luhansk region.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 08:28 AM
 

British military to deploy Tornado GR4 fighter in Iraq and may soon send soldiers in the country
 
The British Royal Air Force will deploy Tornado GR4 fighter jets in support of the growing military air campaign over northern Iraq, British officials said Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Britain may soon send in its troops into Iraq to rescue refugees and to arm Kurdish fighters to combat the Islamic State militants, who have already been seeing military airstrikes from the United States.
The British Royal Air Force will deploy Tornado GR4 fighter jets in support of the growing military air campaign over northern Iraq, British officials said Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Britain may soon send in its troops into Iraq to rescue refugees and to arm Kurdish fighters to combat the Islamic State militants, who have already been seeing military airstrikes from the United States.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 07:53 AM
 

Russian state agency Rosoboronexport signed major contracts with African countries
 
Russia’s main weapons exporter, state agency Rosboronexport, has signed about $1.7 billion contracts with Central and South African countries since the beginning of 2013, Director General Anatoly Isaykin said on Tuesday. “Sub-Saharan countries make up a marginal share of our annual export, about 2% But orders are steadily increasing, and this is a long-term trend,” he said.
Russia’s main weapons exporter, state agency Rosoboronexport, has signed about $1.7 billion contracts with Central and South African countries since the beginning of 2013, Director General Anatoly Isaykin said on Tuesday. “Sub-Saharan countries make up a marginal share of our annual export, about 2% But orders are steadily increasing, and this is a long-term trend,” he said.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 06:19 PM
 

United States and Australia to enhance military cooperation for regional stability and security
 
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston held talks with their United States counterparts, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel on Monday ahead of the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston held talks with their United States counterparts, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel on Monday ahead of the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:48 AM
 

BAE Systems has agreed to sell South African armoured vehicle business to Denel
 
BAE SYSTEMS has agreed to sell its South African armoured vehicle business to local defence manufacturer Denel for R855 million. Europe’s leading weapons maker would dispose of a 75 percent holding in Land Systems SA to help focus its own armoured activities on tracked, combat and amphibious vehicles, Erwin Bieber, the president of BAE Platforms and Services, said August 10, 2014.
BAE SYSTEMS has agreed to sell its South African armoured vehicle business to local defence manufacturer Denel for R855 million. Europe’s leading weapons maker would dispose of a 75 percent holding in Land Systems SA to help focus its own armoured activities on tracked, combat and amphibious vehicles, Erwin Bieber, the president of BAE Platforms and Services, said August 10, 2014.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 08:46 AM
 

Kazakhstan interested in Russia's Iskander-M missile system deliveries
 
Kazakhstan has filed a request concerning deliveries of Russian Iskander-M missile systems, Konstantin Biryulin, director of the Federal Service for Military Technological Cooperation, told journalists on Monday, August 11.
Kazakhstan has filed a request concerning deliveries of Russian Iskander-M missile systems, Konstantin Biryulin, director of the Federal Service for Military Technological Cooperation, told journalists on Monday, August 11.


Monday, August 11, 2014 06:52 PM
 

The Brazilian defense industry expects $120bn investment in the long term
 
The Brazilian Association of Defence and Security Industries (ABIMDE) celebrated its first 29 years of existence this week. Therefore took place last Tuesday (August 5) a lecture on the current outlook for the defense industry presented by the directors of the organization, Marcílio Boavista, Claudio Fernando Moreira and Fernando Ikedo.
The Brazilian Association of Defence and Security Industries (ABIMDE) celebrated its first 29 years of existence this week. Therefore took place last Tuesday (August 5) a lecture on the current outlook for the defense industry presented by the directors of the organization, Marcílio Boavista, Claudio Fernando Moreira and Fernando Ikedo.

Monday, August 11, 2014 02:34 PM
 

Azerbaijan will take delivery of new Russian military equipment TOS-1A - MTU-90M - IMR-3M
 
According a statement from the website NewsAZ, the Russian State Defense Company Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) will send a new batch of military equipment to Baku on the order of Azerbaijan. The new combat military equipment will include a second batch of 6 TOS-1A heavy flamethrowers vehicles.
According a statement from the website NewsAZ, the Russian State Defense Company Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) will send a new batch of military equipment to Baku on the order of Azerbaijan. The new combat military equipment will include a second batch of 6 TOS-1A heavy flamethrowers vehicles.
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Monday, August 11, 2014 11:59 AM
 

South Korea interested in purchasing Rafael's Iron Dome defense system
 
Rafael CEO says Iron Dome's success during Operation Protective Edge has fuelled foreign interest in buying it. South Korea is interested in buying the Israeli short-range rocket interceptor Iron Dome, its manufacturer said on Sunday.
Rafael CEO said Iron Dome's success during Operation Protective Edge has fuelled foreign interest in buying it. South Korea is interested in buying the Israeli short-range rocket interceptor Iron Dome, its manufacturer said on Sunday, August 10.
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Monday, August 11, 2014 11:17 AM
 

Iran has conducted one day air defense military exercise involved Chabahar air defence units
 
Iranian air defense forces attended one-day exercises dubbed Mesbah al-Hoda held in the country’s southeastern city of Chabahr, a high-ranking military commander said. The drill, dubbed Mesbaholhoda, primarily involved the Chabahar air defence units, said Deputy Commander of Iran's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard on Saturday, August 9, 2014.
Iranian air defense forces attended one-day exercises dubbed Mesbah al-Hoda held in the country’s southeastern city of Chabahr, a high-ranking military commander said. The drill, dubbed Mesbaholhoda, primarily involved the Chabahar air defence units, said Deputy Commander of Iran's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard on Saturday, August 9, 2014.
Monday, August 11, 2014 10:58 AM
 

United States conducted a third airstrike with F/A-18 fighter in Iraq against ISIL armoured vehicles
 
The U.S. military August 10, 2014, conducted a third airdrop of food and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, and airstrikes against ISIL targets continued, U.S. Central Command officials said.
The U.S. military August 10, 2014, conducted a third airdrop of food and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, and airstrikes against ISIL targets continued, U.S. Central Command officials said.
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Monday, August 11, 2014 10:12 AM
 

Russian armed forces will start deploying S-500 new long-range air defense missile system in 2016
 
In 2016, the Russian military will start deploying the new long-range surface-to-air missile systems S-500, chief of the Russian Air Forces said. Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev gave an outline of his branch's modernization plans, including the build-up of Arctic infrastructure, in a radio interview with the Russian News Service station on Sunday, August 10, 2014.
In 2016, the Russian military will start deploying the new long-range surface-to-air missile systems S-500, chief of the Russian Air Forces said. Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev gave an outline of his branch's modernization plans, including the build-up of Arctic infrastructure, in a radio interview with the Russian News Service station on Sunday, August 10, 2014.
Sunday, August 10, 2014 10:57 AM
 

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