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December 2012 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

South Korean army will deploy 600 new wheeled armoured vehicles from 2016
 

The South Korean Army will deploy 600 wheeled armored vehicles from 2016 to help build rapid-response forces modeled after U.S. Stryker combat brigades, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of South Korea.

The South Korean Army will deploy 600 wheeled armored vehicles from 2016 to help build rapid-response forces modeled after U.S. Stryker combat brigades, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of South Korea.
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Sunday, December 9, 2012, 11:39 AM

 

Dutch Army will send two batteries of Patriot air defence missile system in Turkey
 

The government of Netherlands decided to send Patriot air defense missiles to Turkey to protect the NATO member against possible air attacks from neighboring Syria, Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans said on Friday, December 7, 2012, after a meeting of Dutch Ministers.

The government of Netherlands decided to send Patriot air defense missiles to Turkey to protect the NATO member against possible air attacks from neighboring Syria, Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans said on Friday, December 7, 2012, after a meeting of Dutch Ministers.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012, 11:24 AM

 

Some 400 U.S. - Dutch NATO troops deployed on Turkey's Syrian border to operate Patriot missile
 

U.S. and Dutch NATO troops were massed on Turkey's Syrian border Friday amid fears besieged President Bashar Assad was poised to use chemical weapons. The soldiers were beefing up Turkey's border and readying Patriot missiles three days after NATO agreed to deploy the MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system in Turkey.

U.S. and Dutch NATO troops were massed on Turkey's Syrian border Friday, December 7, 2012, amid fears besieged President Bashar Assad was poised to use chemical weapons. The soldiers were beefing up Turkey's border and readying Patriot missiles three days after NATO agreed to deploy the MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system in Turkey.
Friday, December 7, 2012, 08:11 AM

 

BAE Systems to begin production Paladin Integrated Management 155mm self-propelled howitzer
 

BAE Systems announced Thursday, December 6, 2012n, that the company plans to complete low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) 155mm self-propelled howitzer system at the Elgin, Oklahoma facility located in the Fort Sill Industrial Park, home of the U.S. Army field artillery.

BAE Systems announced Thursday, December 6, 2012n, that the company plans to complete low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) 155mm self-propelled howitzer system at the Elgin, Oklahoma facility located in the Fort Sill Industrial Park, home of the U.S. Army field artillery.
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Friday, December 7, 2012, 08:11 AM

 

French Army chooses Thales to supply new-generation of firing simulators for AMX-10RC vehicle
 

The French Army Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has once again endorsed Thales’s simulation expertise by awarding the company a contract to supply the STP NG1 new-generation platoon-level firing simulators for upgraded AMX 10 RC armored reconnaissance vehicles.

The French Army Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has once again endorsed Thales’s simulation expertise by awarding the company a contract to supply the STP NG1 new-generation platoon-level firing simulators for upgraded AMX 10 RC armored reconnaissance vehicles.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012, 06:14 PM

 

Iskatel light unmanned aerial vehicle UAV is tested by Russian army airborne troops
 

Russia's airborne forces (VDV) have started state acceptance trials of the new Iskatel (Searcher) lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle system, the system's makers said on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. "The VDV's 106th division has started testing the portable Iskatel UAV system made by the Popov Omsk Radio Factory," said Popov's Alexei Topekhin.

Russia's airborne forces (VDV) have started state acceptance trials of the new Iskatel (Searcher) lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle system, the system's makers said on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. "The VDV's 106th division has started testing the portable Iskatel UAV system made by the Popov Omsk Radio Factory," said Popov's Alexei Topekhin.
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 01:06 PM

 

Syrian army is ready to use chemical Sarin bombs from bomber aircraft against the rebels
 

Syria's army has loaded bombs with chemical weapons and is awaiting President Bashar Assad's order to use them on his own people, NBC News reported Wednesday, December 5, 2012. The military is prepared to deploy the bombs, which contain the precursor chemicals for the deadly sarin nerve gas, from dozens of fighter-bombers as soon as Assad gives the order.

Syria's army has loaded bombs with chemical weapons and is awaiting President Bashar Assad's order to use them on his own people, NBC News reported Wednesday, December 5, 2012. The military is prepared to deploy the bombs, which contain the precursor chemicals for the deadly sarin nerve gas, from dozens of fighter-bombers as soon as Assad gives the order.
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 05:31 AM

 

Iranian army has tested its new local-made sniper rifle Shaher 14.mm during military exercises
 

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said his forces tested the latest home-made weaponries in military drills in the country's Southwestern province of Khuzestan. The Iranian Army on Monday, December 3, 2012, started two days of wargames in Khuzestan by exercising anti airborne tactics.

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said his forces tested the latest home-made weaponries in military drills in the country's Southwestern province of Khuzestan. The Iranian Army on Monday, December 3, 2012, started two days of wargames in Khuzestan by exercising anti airborne tactics.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 04:47 PM

 

Chinese military ready to make joint efforts of cooperation with Togolese Army
 

Fang Fenghui, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), held talks with Atcha Titikpina, the visiting chief of staff of the Togolese Armed Forces, on the afternoon of December 4, 2012 in Beijing.

Fang Fenghui, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), held talks with Atcha Titikpina, the visiting chief of staff of the Togolese Armed Forces, on the afternoon of December 4, 2012 in Beijing.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 12:49 PM

 

Indonesia invites foreign companies to invest for local production of defense equipment
 

Indonesia has widely opened opportunities for foreign investors in setting up cooperation with domestic producers to produce defense equipment under transfer of technology scheme, Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said here on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

Indonesia has widely opened opportunities for foreign investors in setting up cooperation with domestic producers to produce defense equipment under transfer of technology scheme, Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said here on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 11:01 AM

 

NATO agrees the deployment of PATRIOT air defence missile system in Turkey
 

NATO ministers of foreign affairs agreed to augment Turkey’s air defence capabilities by deploying Patriot missiles at a meeting in Brussels, Tuesday, December 4, 2012. The situation along NATO’s south-eastern border and the repeated violations of Turkey’s territory raise grave concern, NATO foreign ministers said in a statement.

NATO ministers of foreign affairs agreed to augment Turkey’s air defence capabilities by deploying Patriot missiles at a meeting in Brussels, Tuesday, December 4, 2012. The situation along NATO’s south-eastern border and the repeated violations of Turkey’s territory raise grave concern, NATO foreign ministers said in a statement.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 09:12 AM

 

Tata Group of India unveils a new local-made 155mm Bofors wheeled self-propelled howitzer
 

The Tata group of India is to unveil India's first indigenously developed 155 mm howitzer in New Delhi on Monday, December 3, 2012. The truck-mounted howitzer was displayed at an army seminar at the Maneckshaw centre Tuesday, December 4, 2012. The rollout comes even as the Indian Army and the Ministry of Defence have struggled to import howitzers over the past 25 years.

The Tata group of India is to unveil India's first indigenously developed 155 mm howitzer in New Delhi on Monday, December 3, 2012. The truck-mounted howitzer was displayed at an army seminar at the Maneckshaw centre Tuesday, December 4, 2012. The rollout comes even as the Indian Army and the Ministry of Defence have struggled to import howitzers over the past 25 years.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 07:40 AM

 

Royal Guard of Oman Army carries out first operational firing of MBDA VL MICA air defense missile
 

On 24 September 2012, the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) successfully carried out the first operational firing of a VL MICA missile. The firing, using the RGO’s own VL MICA Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) system, took place at the Abeer test range located in the centre of the Sultanate of Oman in the presence of the highest political and military authorities in Oman.

On 24 September 2012, the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) successfully carried out the first operational firing of a VL MICA missile. The firing, using the RGO’s own VL MICA Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) system, took place at the Abeer test range located in the centre of the Sultanate of Oman in the presence of the highest political and military authorities in Oman.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 11:20 AM

 

Japanese army deploys Patriot air defence missile near area of North Korea satellite's trajectory
 

The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force’s transport ship ’Kunisaki’ left the port of Hiroshima carrying Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile interceptors. Officials said the ship was headed to Okinawa which is near the area of the satellite’s trajectory.

The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force’s transport ship ’Kunisaki’ left the port of Hiroshima carrying Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile interceptors. Officials said the ship was headed to Okinawa which is near the area of the North Korea satellite’s trajectory.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 09:33 AM

 

U.S. satellites reconnaissance show that one Syrian military base prepares Sarin nerve gas
 

President of United States Barack Obama warned Syria’s Bashar al-Assad not to use or distribute its stock of chemical weapons, as U.S. officials saw evidence that the country’s embattled regime may be preparing to unleash such weapons to repel advances by rebel fighters.

President of United States Barack Obama warned Syria’s Bashar al-Assad not to use or distribute its stock of chemical weapons, as U.S. officials saw evidence that the country’s embattled regime may be preparing to unleash such weapons to repel advances by rebel fighters.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 09:00 AM

 

Germany to consider a request from Saudi Arabia to supply hundreds of Boxer armoured vehicles
 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is reported to be considering a request from Saudi Arabia for the supply of several hundred German-made "Boxer" armoured patrol vehicles which are purpose built to help the military combat rebel forces and could be used to crush popular dissent.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is reported to be considering a request from Saudi Arabia for the supply of several hundred German-made "Boxer" armoured patrol vehicles which are purpose built to help the military combat rebel forces and could be used to crush popular dissent.
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Monday, December 3, 2012, 03:01 PM

 

Indonesian army Garuda Contingent to join the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon UNIFIL
 

Indonesia military departed the first batch of Garuda Contingent (Konga) to Lebanon, assigned to join the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mission in that country, a statement released by Konga task force said here on Monday, December 3, 2012.

Indonesia military departed the first batch of Garuda Contingent (Konga) to Lebanon, assigned to join the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mission in that country, a statement released by Konga task force said here on Monday, December 3, 2012.
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Monday, December 3, 2012, 09:41 AM

 

BAE Systems receives a contract from U.S. Army to convert RG33 MRAP into MMPV 6x6 vehicle
 

BAE Systems has received a $37.6 million contract from the Letterkenny Army Depot to provide the spare parts and kits needed to convert 250 RG33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected or MRAP vehicles into Medium Mine Protected Vehicles or MMPV, a 6x6 state-of-the-art wheeled military vehicle.

BAE Systems has received a $37.6 million contract from the Letterkenny Army Depot to provide the spare parts and kits needed to convert 250 RG33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected or MRAP vehicles into Medium Mine Protected Vehicles or MMPV, a 6x6 state-of-the-art wheeled military vehicle.
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Sunday, December 2, 2012, 12:51 PM

 

Saudi Arabia requests spare parts of armoured vehicles and Patriot services to United States
 

Saudi Arabia is seeking a U.S. Foreign Military Sales Order II to provide funds for blanket requisition of spare parts and other items for armored vehicles. The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress November 26 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for technical services to recertify the functional shelf life of up to 300 PATRIOT missiles.

Saudi Arabia is seeking a U.S. Foreign Military Sales Order II to provide funds for blanket requisition of spare parts and other items for armored vehicles. The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress November 26 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for technical services to recertify the functional shelf life of up to 300 PATRIOT missiles.
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 12:39 PM

 

Brazil has confirmed the purchase of 14 6x6 armoured vehicles VBTP-MR Guarani by Argentina
 

The head of the research department of the Brazilian Army, Brigadier General Philip Linhares Luiz Gomes confirmed during the National Defense Strategy Seminar, the purchase of 14 armoured vehicles 6x6 VBTP-MR Guarani by the Army of Argentina, after trial tests in military exercises with the vehicle.

The head of the research department of the Brazilian Army, Brigadier General Philip Linhares Luiz Gomes confirmed during the National Defense Strategy Seminar, the purchase of 14 armoured vehicles 6x6 VBTP-MR Guarani by the Army of Argentina, after trial tests in military exercises with the vehicle.
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Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11:37 AM

 

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