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Army - Military - Defense Industry News December 2010
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Oshkosh Defense to Bolster the U.S. Marine Corps with Logistics Vehicle System Replacement LVSR
 
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will supply the U.S. Marine Corps with more than 100 Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) Cargo variants and 120 enhanced protection kits following an order from the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM).
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will supply the U.S. Marine Corps with more than 100 Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) Cargo variants and 120 enhanced protection kits following an order from the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM).
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30 December 15:50 PM
 

Attack against the United Nations troops in Ivory Coast, a new war or genocide in the country
 
Following an new attack against the United Nations Forces in Ivory Coast this December 29th, 2010, the tension continues to grow. The partisans of Laurent Gbagbo the incumbent President incite to attack the HQ of Alassane Ouattara, a luxury hotel protected by the UN mission soldiers.
Following an new attack against the United Nations Forces in Ivory Coast this December 29th, 2010, the tension continues to grow. The partisans of Laurent Gbagbo the incumbent President incite to attack the HQ of Alassane Ouattara, a luxury hotel protected by the UN mission soldiers.
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30 December 10:06 AM
 

New Mi-38 Cargo/Transport helicopter accomplished first Kazan-Moscow flight
 
The No.2 prototype of the new civil medium-class passenger/transport Mi-38 helicopter accomplished the first long-haul flight. Mi-38 took off in Kazan, where the manufacturer, Kazan Helicopters, is situated. It covered over 800 km and arrived in Moscow to continue testing program at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, designer of this rotorcraft.
The No.2 prototype of the new civil medium-class passenger/transport Mi-38 helicopter accomplished the first long-haul flight. Mi-38 took off in Kazan, where the manufacturer, Kazan Helicopters, is situated. It covered over 800 km and arrived in Moscow to continue testing program at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, designer of this rotorcraft.
28 December 18:29 PM
 

First Afghan Vice-President stresses the need of defense cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan
 
Afghanistan's First Vice-President Mohammad Fahim Khan reiterated Iran's unique role in the establishment of security and stability in his country and the region, and stressed the need for the further bolstering of defense cooperation between Tehran and Kabul.
Afghanistan's First Vice-President Mohammad Fahim Khan reiterated Iran's unique role in the establishment of security and stability in his country and the region, and stressed the need for the further bolstering of defense cooperation between Tehran and Kabul.
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25 December 22:00 PM
 

Russia picks French Mistral class for its navy
 
Russia picks French Mistral class for its navy
According to a statement from the French President Office, France and Russia have agreed on the provision of two Mistral class Projection and Command vessels, with two additional ships to be commissioned at a time Later.
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24 December 4:30 PM
 

First contract signed with Italian Army for Ambulance version of MPV/VTTM Iveco protected vehicle
 
Iveco Defence Vehicles announces that on December 20th, 2010 the Italian Army placed order for a batch of 12 MPV in the Ambulance version (named VTMM Ambulance by the Italian Army) to be delivered between 2011 and 2012.
Iveco Defence Vehicles announces that on December 20th, 2010 the Italian Army placed order for a batch of 12 MPV in the Ambulance version (named VTMM Ambulance by the Italian Army) to be delivered between 2011 and 2012.
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23 December 18:56 PM
 

Swedish MBT122B Evolution is recognized as one of best protected main battle tanks in the world
 
The Swedish MBT122B Evolution has already been recognized as one of the best protected main battle tanks in the world. Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV),IBD Deisenroth Engineering succeeded in the development of a further improved protection dedicated to the tank. The concept is thereby designed to protect against the actual and future threats in theatre, especially in asymmetric and urban warfare.
The Swedish MBT122B Evolution has already been recognized as one of the best protected main battle tanks in the world. Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV),IBD Deisenroth Engineering succeeded in the development of a further improved protection dedicated to the tank. The concept is thereby designed to protect against the actual and future threats in theatre, especially in asymmetric and urban warfare.
23 December 10:56 AM
 

South Korea begins a series of live-fire military exercises on an unprecedented scale
 
South Korea begins a series of live-fire military exercises on an unprecedented scale near the heavily armed land border with the North. Hundreds of troops, tanks, helicopters and jet fighters are gathering some 20km (12 miles) from the heavily armed land border.
South Korea begins a series of live-fire military exercises on an unprecedented scale near the heavily armed land border with the North. Hundreds of troops, tanks, helicopters and jet fighters are gathering some 20km (12 miles) from the heavily armed land border.
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23 December 07:56 AM
 

Real risk of a return to civil war in Ivory Coast after the disputed presidential election
 
The UN's secretary-general has warned there is a "real risk" of a return to civil war in Ivory Coast after the disputed presidential election. Ban Ki-moon said the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, was illegally trying to expel the UN's peacekeeping force after it recognised Alassane Ouattara as victor.
The UN's secretary-general has warned there is a "real risk" of a return to civil war in Ivory Coast after the disputed presidential election. Ban Ki-moon said the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, was illegally trying to expel the UN's peacekeeping force after it recognised Alassane Ouattara as victor.
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22 December 08:18 AM
 

General Dynamics Awarded $165 million for 195 additional EAGLE vehicles for Germany
 
General Dynamics European Land Systems entered a USD $165 million contract with the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung, “BWB”) on December 20 for the delivery of 195 highly protected EAGLE vehicles.
General Dynamics European Land Systems entered a USD $165 million contract with the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung, “BWB”) on December 20 for the delivery of 195 highly protected EAGLE vehicles.
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22 December 07:42 AM
 

For the first time since Operation Cast Lead, Israeli Army strikes Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip
 
According to IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, the situation in the Gaza Strip is very fragile with increased activity from terrorist operatives over the past few days as well as increased activity of the IDF.
According to IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, the situation in the Gaza Strip is very fragile with increased activity from terrorist operatives over the past few days as well as increased activity of the IDF.
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21 December 18:11 PM
 

Oshkosh Defense to Deliver Additional M-ATV SOCOM Variants for U.S. Special Operations Forces
 
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will deliver more than 40 additional MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) variants for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) as well as more than 130 spare-parts kits for the vehicle following orders from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) awarded in November and December 2010.
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will deliver more than 40 additional MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) variants for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) as well as more than 130 spare-parts kits for the vehicle following orders from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) awarded in November and December 2010.
21 December 09:50 AM
 

Elbit Systems mobile multi-sensor monitoring and surveillance systems for Rosomak 8x8 vehicle
 
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("ESLT") announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $16 million from the Polish Ministry of National Defense to supply mobile multi-sensor monitoring and surveillance systems for the Polish Army. The project is scheduled to be completed in the next year.
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("ESLT") announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $16 million from the Polish Ministry of National Defense to supply mobile multi-sensor monitoring and surveillance systems for the Polish Army. The project is scheduled to be completed in the next year.
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20 December 16:06 PM
 

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