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Army - Military - Defense Industry News December 2010
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Patria has received confirmation of Swedish procurement agency for delivery of 113 AMV vehicles
 
According to the decision of the Administrative Court of Stockholm announced in November the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has conducted the armoured wheeled vehicle tender in accordance with the act on public procurement. Patria has received a confirmation from the FMV that the contract signed in August now has entered into force.
According to the decision of the Administrative Court of Stockholm announced in November the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has conducted the armoured wheeled vehicle tender in accordance with the act on public procurement. Patria has received a confirmation from the FMV that the contract signed in August now has entered into force.
19 December 12:36 PM
 

The sixth Russian army regiment equipped with ballistic missile Topol-M is operational
 
The sixth Russian army regiment equipped with ballistic missiles Topol-M missiles on silo is operational since December 14th, announced Friday December 17, 2010, the commander of the Russian strategic ballistic Troops, the general Sergueï Karakaïev.
The sixth Russian army regiment equipped with ballistic missiles Topol-M missiles on silo is operational since December 14th, announced Friday December 17, 2010, the commander of the Russian strategic ballistic Troops, the general Sergueï Karakaïev.
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18 December 13:55 PM
 

Rheinmetall wins €87 million for Leopard tanks modernization & new weapon systems for Canada
 
Rheinmetall has just booked two important orders for equipping the Canadian armed forces, worth a total of €87 million. Rheinmetall Canada Inc. of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Québec, has been selected to supply the Canadian Army with grenade launcher systems and the accompanying ammunition. The order is worth approximately €70 million.
Rheinmetall has just booked two important orders for equipping the Canadian armed forces, worth a total of €87 million. Rheinmetall Canada Inc. of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Québec, has been selected to supply the Canadian Army with grenade launcher systems and the accompanying ammunition. The order is worth approximately €70 million.
17 December 20:23 PM
 

Fire-X vertical unmanned aircraft completed its first fully autonomous flight
 
Fire-X, a vertical unmanned air system (VUAS) developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, completed its first fully autonomous flight Dec. 10 at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., less than one year after development began.
Fire-X, a vertical unmanned air system (VUAS) developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, completed its first fully autonomous flight Dec. 10 at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., less than one year after development began.
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17 December 12:50 PM
 

The Merkava IV equipped with the Trophy active protection system fully operational in Israeli Army
 
The “Trophy” system to protect tanks from anti-tank missile was tested as part of an exercise by 9 Battalion on its way to becoming a fully operational system. "We now have the ability to fight effectively, fast and secure than ever before," said the deputy commander of 401 Brigade.
The “Trophy” system to protect tanks Merkava IV from anti-tank missile was tested as part of an exercise by 9 Battalion on its way to becoming a fully operational system. "We now have the ability to fight effectively, fast and secure than ever before," said the deputy commander of 401 Brigade.
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17 December 12:20 PM
 

The First NBC Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Battalion in the IDF Israeli army Defence Forces
 
The IDF’s (Israeli Army Defence Forces) first NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) Defense Battalion was officially established on Tuesday (Dec. 12). The battalion was created out of the previous "Yanshuf" unit, which specialized in NBC warfare and has been around for many years. It will now be officially recognized as a regular combat battalion.
The IDF’s (Israeli Army Defence Forces) first NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) Defense Battalion was officially established on Tuesday (Dec. 12). The battalion was created out of the previous "Yanshuf" unit, which specialized in NBC warfare and has been around for many years. It will now be officially recognized as a regular combat battalion.
17 December 11:40 AM
 

Japan is changing its defence policy in response to the shifting balance of power in Asia
 
Japan has called China's military rise a source of international concern, in a major defence review. The new guidelines also describe North Korea as an urgent and grave factor for instability, and call for a stronger alliance with the US.
Japan has called China's military rise a source of international concern, in a major defence review. The new guidelines also describe North Korea as an urgent and grave factor for instability, and call for a stronger alliance with the US.
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17 December 08:30 AM
 

Thales - Cassidian have successfully commissioned INTRACED classified Intranet for French Army
 
The General Staff of the French Armed Forces (EMA) and the French defence procurement agency DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement) have officially announced the operational service entry of INTRACED, the first Defence Classified Intranet.
The General Staff of the French Armed Forces (EMA) and the French defence procurement agency DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement) have officially announced the operational service entry of INTRACED, the first Defence Classified Intranet.
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16 December 15:40 PM
 

Today International drones UAV Conference in Russia, Moscow.
 
The perspectives of drones development as well as the experiment related to their use by the Russian armed forces will be examined during an International Drones UAV Conference, which begins this December 16, 2010, in Moscow, announced the spokesperson of the Army, the lieutenant-colonel Sergueï Vlassov.
The perspectives of drones development as well as the experiment related to their use by the Russian armed forces will be examined during an International Drones UAV Conference, which begins this December 16, 2010, in Moscow, announced the spokesperson of the Army, the lieutenant-colonel Sergueï Vlassov.
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16 December 14:40 PM
 

Patria Hägglunds to deliver AMOS mortar vehicles to the Finnish Army
 
Patria Hägglunds will deliver 18 AMOS mortar vehicles to the Finnish Army. The purchase includes an extensive maintenance and overhaul agreement as well as training equipment. The contract also includes an option for a further order in the coming years.
Patria Hägglunds will deliver 18 AMOS mortar vehicles to the Finnish Army. The purchase includes an extensive maintenance and overhaul agreement as well as training equipment. The contract also includes an option for a further order in the coming years.
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16 December 09:15 AM
 

Ukraine will develop a new national security concept and military doctrine in the future.
 
Ukraine will develop a new national security concept and a new military doctrine in the near future, according to a presidential order published on the president's website. The order brings into force a relevant decision made by the country's National Security and Defense Council in November.
Ukraine will develop a new national security concept and a new military doctrine in the near future, according to a presidential order published on the president's website. The order brings into force a relevant decision made by the country's National Security and Defense Council in November.
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15 December 11:55 AM
 

Otokar was awarded a $30 million contract for the delivery of Cobra armoured tactical vehicle
 
Turkish leading land systems manufacturer, Otokar was awarded a $30 million contract from abroad. The contract is for COBRA armoured tactical vehicle, APV armoured tactical vehicle and 4x4 soft skinned tactical vehicles including spare parts and training. Delivery is scheduled to be in 6 months.
Turkish leading land systems manufacturer, Otokar was awarded a $30 million contract from abroad. The contract is for COBRA armoured tactical vehicle, APV armoured tactical vehicle and 4x4 soft skinned tactical vehicles including spare parts and training. Delivery is scheduled to be in 6 months.
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14 December 16:45 PM
 

Russia plans to create in 2011 a new unified air and space defense system
 
Russia plans to create in 2011 the bases of a new unified air and space defense system, able to protect the country against all types of missiles, said the chief of the Staff of the Russian army, general Nikolaï Makarov, December 14th, 2010.
Russia plans to create in 2011 the bases of a new unified air and space defense system, able to protect the country against all types of missiles, said the chief of the Staff of the Russian army, general Nikolaï Makarov, December 14th, 2010.
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14 December 13:30 PM
 

Tactical ballistic missiles Iskander SS-26 are now deployed in the West of Russia
 
Tactical missiles systems Iskander SS-26 are now deployed in the Western Russian military region, announced this December 14, 2010, the commander-in-chief of the Arkadi Bakhine region during a press conference organized by RIA Novosti
Tactical missiles systems Iskander SS-26 are now deployed in the Western Russian military region, announced this December 14, 2010, the commander-in-chief of the Arkadi Bakhine region during a press conference organized by RIA Novosti.
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14 December 12:30 PM
 

Military cooperation between Russia and Syria, deployment of Russian aircraft carrier in Tartous
 
The military cooperation between Russia and Syria does not break the balance of military forces in the Middle East, declared with RIA Novosti the special representative of the Russian president for the Middle East, Alexandre Saltanov, in visit in Damas.
The military cooperation between Russia and Syria does not break the balance of military forces in the Middle East, declared with RIA Novosti the special representative of the Russian president for the Middle East, Alexandre Saltanov, in visit in Damas.
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14 December 11:05 AM
 

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