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December 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Zimbabwe has bought new military equipment including trucks and armoured vehicles
 

The government of Zimbabwe has bought new military equipment, raising fears of a looming clampdown, according to the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper. This latest equipment forms part of an assortment of military trucks, armoured vehicles and anti-riot gear, purchased over the past 18 months.

The government of Zimbabwe has bought new military equipment, raising fears of a looming clampdown, according to the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper. This latest equipment forms part of an assortment of military trucks, armoured vehicles and anti-riot gear, purchased over the past 18 months.
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Monday, December 23, 2013 09:55 AM

 

United States may take further military action in South Sudan to support security of U.S. citizens
 

United States President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Sunday, December 23, 2013, that he was closely monitoring the unrest in South Sudan, after four U.S. service members were attacked near Bor, and said he “may take further action to support the security of U.S. citizens, personnel and property, including our Embassy, in South Sudan.”

United States President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Sunday, December 23, 2013, that he was closely monitoring the unrest in South Sudan, after four U.S. service members were attacked near Bor, and said he “may take further military action to support the security of U.S. citizens, personnel and property, including our Embassy, in South Sudan.”
Monday, December 23, 2013 08:45 AM

 

United States Army opens new Convoy Live-Fire Course in Garrison Grafenwoehr training camp
 

The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Training Support Activity Europe of United States officially opened its new Convoy Live-Fire Course here with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and demonstration, Dec. 18, 2013. U.S. and partner-nation Soldiers now have the ability to train on convoy live-fire scenarios on U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr without shutting down large sections of the training area.

The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Training Support Activity Europe of United States officially opened its new Convoy Live-Fire Course here with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and demonstration, Dec. 18, 2013. U.S. and partner-nation Soldiers now have the ability to train on convoy live-fire scenarios on U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr without shutting down large sections of the training area.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 01:00 PM

 

United States Army to purchase 216 M982 Excalibur precision-guided artillery shells from Raytheon
 

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $15 million contract modification for the procurement of 216 Excalibur Ib rounds. The M982 Excalibur precision-guided, extended-range artillery shell is a fire-and-forget smart munition with better accuracy than existing 155-millimeter artillery rounds.

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $15 million contract modification for the procurement of 216 Excalibur Ib rounds. The M982 Excalibur precision-guided, extended-range artillery shell is a fire-and-forget smart munition with better accuracy than existing 155-millimeter artillery rounds.
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Sunday, December 22, 2013 11:53 AM

 

Four U.S. soldiers injured in South Sudan after their aircraft CV-22 Osprey came under fire
 

Four American troops were injured Saturday, December 21, 2013, when their aircraft came under fire over South Sudan, where they were attempting to evacuate American citizens. The mission was aborted. The military said three aircraft were attacked by small-arms fire from the ground as they were approaching the town of Bor. All three aircraft sustained damage in the attack, the military said in a statement Saturday.

Four American troops were injured Saturday, December 21, 2013, when their aircraft came under fire over South Sudan, where they were attempting to evacuate American citizens. The mission was aborted. The military said three aircraft were attacked by small-arms fire from the ground as they were approaching the town of Bor. All three aircraft sustained damage in the attack, the military said in a statement Saturday.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 11:07 AM

 

Solid Concepts of United States ready to sell 100 limited edition of 1911 pistol 3D Printed metal guns
 

Solid Concepts announced the successful completion of the world’s first 3D Printed metal gun on November 7, 2013. The M1911 series 3D Printed metal gun reached over 1,000 rounds of firing without failure on November 21, 2013, and continues to fire successfully nearing 2,000 rounds. Now, the company has released plans to manufacture and sell 100 limited edition 1911 3D Printed metal guns.

Solid Concepts announced the successful completion of the world’s first 3D Printed metal gun on November 7, 2013. The M1911 series 3D Printed metal gun reached over 1,000 rounds of firing without failure on November 21, 2013, and continues to fire successfully nearing 2,000 rounds. Now, the company has released plans to manufacture and sell 100 limited edition 1911 3D Printed metal guns.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 11:55 AM

 

Brazil to donate 25 light tanks M41C to armed forces of Uruguay to replace M24 Chaffee
 

The Brazilian Parliament has agreed the donation of 25 light tanks M41C to Uruguay. The negotiations about this transfer have started in 2011, and now the agreement is accepted by the two countries and the United States Department of Defense.

The Brazilian Parliament has agreed the donation of 25 light tanks M41C to Uruguay. The negotiations about this transfer have started in 2011, and now the agreement is accepted by the two countries and the United States Department of Defense.
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Saturday, December 21, 2013 11:35 AM

 

Army of Argentine to purchase OTO-Melara MOD-56 light howitzers and M109 155mm howitzers
 

The Army Commander of Argentina armed forces has announced new acquisition of artillery weapons and equipment. Argentina plans to purchase OTO-Melara Mod 56, an Italian-made 105 mm light howitzer and 36 155mm self-propelled howitzer M109 A5 or A2 version.

The Army Commander of Argentina armed forces has announced new acquisition of artillery weapons and equipment. Argentina plans to purchase OTO-Melara Mod 56, an Italian-made 105 mm light howitzer and 36 155mm self-propelled howitzer M109 A5 or A2 version.
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Saturday, December 21, 2013 10:29 AM

 

Patria has signed contract with Finnish Army to modernize XA-180 6x6 armoured personnel carrier
 

The Finnish Defence Forces and Patria have signed a contract on the lifecycle update of XA-180 personnel carriers, Pasi armoured vehicles. This modernisation project will secure the vehicles’ lifecycles and usability way into the future.

The Finnish Defence Forces and Patria have signed a contract on the lifecycle update of XA-180 personnel carriers, Pasi armoured vehicles. This modernisation project will secure the vehicles’ lifecycles and usability way into the future.
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Saturday, December 21, 2013 09:56 AM

 

European Union to boost defense cooperation with rapid response capabilities and EU battle groups
 

European Union (EU) leaders on Friday, December 20, 2013, called for further development of the 28-member bloc's military capabilities despite acknowledging their budget constraints. In a joint statement, the Council also emphasized "the need to improve EU rapid response capabilities", including "EU battle groups" that could be deployed to conflict zone.

European Union (EU) leaders on Friday, December 20, 2013, called for further development of the 28-member bloc's military capabilities despite acknowledging their budget constraints. In a joint statement, the Council also emphasized "the need to improve EU rapid response capabilities", including "EU battle groups" that could be deployed to conflict zone.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 09:46 AM

 

Philippines to continue modernization of its Armed Forces by acquiring more military equipment
 

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III pledged Friday to continue the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) by acquiring more military ships and helicopters. Aquino said the above words when he inspected three newly- acquired AgustaWestland 109 Power Helicopters which was bought by the Philippine Navy at the cost of 1.33 billion pesos (about 29.95 million U.S. dollars).

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III pledged Friday to continue the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) by acquiring more military ships and helicopters. Aquino said the above words when he inspected three newly- acquired AgustaWestland 109 Power Helicopters which was bought by the Philippine Navy at the cost of 1.33 billion pesos (about 29.95 million U.S. dollars).
Saturday, December 21, 2013 09:32 AM

 

BAE Systems to supply 102 BvS10 tracked all-terrain vehicles to Swedish Army
 

BAE Systems has signed a $120 million (SEK 800m) contract to supply an additional 102 BvS10 all-terrain vehicles to Sweden. The new sale is the result of an extended contract option taken out when the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced a purchase of 48 BvS10 armored vehicles from BAE Systems Hägglunds in January 2012.

BAE Systems has signed a $120 million (SEK 800m) contract to supply an additional 102 BvS10 all-terrain vehicles to Sweden. The new sale is the result of an extended contract option taken out when the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced a purchase of 48 BvS10 armored vehicles from BAE Systems Hägglunds in January 2012.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 09:10 AM

 

Ukrainian Company KrAZ to deliver 80 truck tractors KrAZ-64443017 to Egyptian Army in 2014
 

PJSC “AutoKrAZ” has completed performance of the contract signed with the Ministry of Defence of the Arab Republic of Egypt. A large lot of KrAZ truck tractors was manufactured and prepared for inspection in accordance with the contract. The vehicles are provided with standard power pack: the YaMZ-238DE engine (Euro-0, 330 hp), the 9JS150TA transmission and the MFZ-430 clutch.

PJSC “AutoKrAZ” has completed performance of the contract signed with the Ministry of Defence of the Arab Republic of Egypt. A large lot of KrAZ truck tractors was manufactured and prepared for inspection in accordance with the contract. The vehicles are provided with standard power pack: the YaMZ-238DE engine (Euro-0, 330 hp), the 9JS150TA transmission and the MFZ-430 clutch.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 08:35 AM

 

India has successfully test-fired Pinaka rockets home-made MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System
 

India's indigenously developed Pinaka rockets were successfully test-fired from a multi-barrel rocket launcher from a base at Chandipur-on-sea Thursday, December 19, 2013. "Six rounds of Pinaka rockets were successfully tested from the proof and experimental establishment at Chandipur," defence sources said.

India's indigenously developed Pinaka rockets were successfully test-fired from a multi-barrel rocket launcher from a base at Chandipur-on-sea Thursday, December 19, 2013. "Six rounds of Pinaka rockets were successfully tested from the proof and experimental establishment at Chandipur," defence sources said.
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Saturday, December 21, 2013 06:19 AM

 

United States to deploy 45 military personnel in South Sudan to protect U.S. citizen and property
 

On Thursday, December 19, 2013, U.S. President Obama sent a letter to Congress informing them that 45 U.S. military personnel have been deployed to South Sudan “for the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property.

On Thursday, December 19, 2013, U.S. President Obama sent a letter to Congress informing them that 45 U.S. military personnel have been deployed to South Sudan “for the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property.
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Saturday, December 21, 2013 05:46 AM

 

Finland to purchase 100 Dutch Leopard 2A6 MBT and M270 rocket launchers from Denmark
 

The Finnish Ministry of Defense will purchase 100 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks from the Netherlands early next year. At the same time, Finlnad has also announced the acquisition of second-hand M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) from Denmark for a total amount of 4,8 million euros. The deal includes also training.

The Finnish Ministry of Defense will purchase 100 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks from the Netherlands early next year. At the same time, Finlnad has also announced the acquisition of second-hand M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) from Denmark for a total amount of 4,8 million euros. The deal includes also training.
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Friday, December 20, 2013 02:57 PM

 

Army of China test-fired new Dongfeng 41 DF-41 ICBM InterContinental Ballistic Missile
 

Last week Chinese army carried out its second test-launch of its new InterContinenatl Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Dongfeng 41 (DF-41), which could have the ability to fire multiple warheads. The missile was fired Friday, December 13, 2013, from the Wuzhai rocket-firing complex in Shanxi province.

Last week Chinese army carried out its second test-launch of its new InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Dongfeng 41 (DF-41), which could have the ability to fire multiple warheads. The missile was fired Friday, December 13, 2013, from the Wuzhai rocket-firing complex in Shanxi province.
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Friday, December 20, 2013 09:30 AM

 

Raytheon starts building 12th AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar for US Missile Defense Agency
 

The U.S. is taking another positive step toward meeting the growing demand for systems that can help protect against the increasing danger posed by ballistic missiles. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has started building the 12th AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar for the Missile Defense Agency after being awarded a $172.7 million contract, which was previously announced by the Department of Defense on Dec. 17, 2013.

The U.S. is taking another positive step toward meeting the growing demand for systems that can help protect against the increasing danger posed by ballistic missiles. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has started building the 12th AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar for the Missile Defense Agency after being awarded a $172.7 million contract, which was previously announced by the Department of Defense on Dec. 17, 2013. Friday, December 20, 2013 08:46 AM

 

US. Air force has successfully test-fired Minuteman III ICBM Intercontinental ballistic missile
 

A team of United States Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen successfully test-fired an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Dec. 17 at 4:36 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The LGM-30 Minuteman is a United States land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), in service with the United States Air Force Global Strike Command.

A team of United States Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen successfully test-fired an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Dec. 17 at 4:36 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The LGM-30 Minuteman is a United States land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), in service with the United States Air Force Global Strike Command.
Friday, December 20, 2013 08:07 AM

 

Russia to produce new modernized Pantsir-S air defense missile system able to intercept UAVs
 

Russia is upgrading its short-range Pantsir-S air defense systems with an improved capability to intercept unmanned aerial vehicles, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Wednesday, December 18, 2013. “The modernization of these unique systems aimed at increasing their effectiveness against UAVs has already started,” Col. Igor Klimov said.

Russia is upgrading its short-range Pantsir-S air defense systems with an improved capability to intercept unmanned aerial vehicles, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Wednesday, December 18, 2013. “The modernization of these unique systems aimed at increasing their effectiveness against UAVs has already started,” Col. Igor Klimov said.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 11:43 AM

 

The new Russian Army railroad-mounted missile system will be equipped with Yars missile
 

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces are preparing to revive railroad-based missiles and counter the US’s Conventional Prompt Global Strike concept. A blueprint of the modernized “nuclear train” will be presented in the first half of 2014. This new railway missile platform will be equipped with Yars missile.

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces are preparing to revive railroad-based missiles and counter the US’s Conventional Prompt Global Strike concept. A blueprint of the modernized “nuclear train” will be presented in the first half of 2014. This new railway missile platform will be equipped with Yars missile.
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Thursday, December 19, 2013 11:31 AM

 

Army of Egypt takes delivery of KrAZ-63221 6x6 tactical trucks from KrAZ Company in Ukraine
 

The KrAZ trucks manufactured under the contract signed with the MOD of the Arab Republic of Egypt were inspected December 10-11 in the manufacturer’s facilities. The contract between PJSC “AutoKrAZ” and the Ministry of Defence of ARE was signed in 2008 and was extended once again due to excellent performance of KrAZ trucks delivered to the customer under this contract.

The KrAZ trucks manufactured under the contract signed with the MOD of the Arab Republic of Egypt were inspected December 10-11 in the manufacturer’s facilities. The contract between PJSC “AutoKrAZ” and the Ministry of Defence of ARE was signed in 2008 and was extended once again due to excellent performance of KrAZ trucks delivered to the customer under this contract.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:42 AM

 

Azerbaijan ready to export military equipment and weapons at the international level
 

Azerbaijan has prepared a program on state order in the defense industry for 2014, Defense Minister Yavar Jamalov said on December 17. He further said that Turkey and some other countries are highly interested in buying Azerbaijan's defense products.

Azerbaijan has prepared a program on state order in the defense industry for 2014, Defense Minister Yavar Jamalov said on December 17. He further said that Turkey and some other countries are highly interested in buying Azerbaijan's defense products.
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Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:06 AM

 

Russia to deploy new train-mounted railroad-based nuclear ballistic missile in the coming year
 

Russia will draft a plan in the coming year to deploy train-mounted nuclear missiles as a potential response to the United States’ Prompt Global Strike program, the commander of its Strategic Missile Force said on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

Russia will draft a plan in the coming year to deploy train-mounted nuclear missiles as a potential response to the United States’ Prompt Global Strike program, the commander of its Strategic Missile Force said on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 11:26 AM

 

Japan to increase defense spending by 5% in the next 5 years to answer China military power
 

Japan on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, approved a plan to increase defense spending by 5 percent over the next five years to purchase its first surveillance drones, more jet fighters, naval destroyers, beach-assault vehicles and troop-carrying aircraft in the face of China's military expansion.

Japan on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, approved a plan to increase defense spending by 5 percent over the next five years to purchase its first surveillance drones, more jet fighters, naval destroyers, beach-assault vehicles and troop-carrying aircraft in the face of China's military expansion.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 08:26 AM

 

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