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December 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

United States military will transport African troops from Burundi to Central African Republic
 

Chuck Hagel, the US defence secretary, has ordered the US military to transport African troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic to help quell the latest upsurge in violence there. Hagel approved the order after speaking with French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday, December 9, 2013, night from Afghanistan where he was visiting troops.

Chuck Hagel, the US defence secretary, has ordered the US military to transport African troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic to help quell the latest upsurge in violence there. Hagel approved the order after speaking with French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday, December 9, 2013, night from Afghanistan where he was visiting troops.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 08:40 AM

 

Hungarian army receive 12 MRAP armoured vehicles MaxxPro Plus from United States
 

The Hungarian Defence Forces were lent 12 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) MaxxPro Plus armoured fighting vehicles for training purposes by the US Forces European Command. The vehicles were taken over by the Minister of Defence of Hungary from the Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the US Embassy in Budapest on Tuesday, 26th November.

The Hungarian Defence Forces were lent 12 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) MaxxPro Plus armoured fighting vehicles for training purposes by the US Forces European Command. The vehicles were taken over by the Minister of Defence of Hungary from the Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the US Embassy in Budapest on Tuesday, 26th November.
Monday, December 9, 2013 01:38 PM

 

India has conducted field trial tests with new local-made Arjun Mk-II main battle tank
 

India has recently conducted field trial tests of its new local-made main battle tank Arjun Mk-II, an upgraded version of the Mk-I version, have thrown mixed results with the fire power comprising Israeli LAHAT missile falling short of expectation even as its overall performance left defence scientists upbeat.

India has recently conducted field trial tests of its new local-made main battle tank Arjun Mk-II, an upgraded version of the Arjun Mk-I version, have thrown mixed results with the fire power comprising Israeli LAHAT missile falling short of expectation even as its overall performance left defence scientists upbeat.
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Monday, December 9, 2013 08:26 AM

 

German army has tested the new Puma armoured infantry vehicle in hot weather conditions in UAE
 

In September-October 2013, the new Puma tracked armoured fighting vehicle has been tested in hot weather conditions in the the desert of United Arab Emirates. UAE provide the perfect climatic conditions and infrastructure to meet high test standards.

In September-October 2013, the new Puma AIFV tracked armoured fighting vehicle has been tested in hot weather conditions in the the desert of United Arab Emirates. UAE provide the perfect climatic conditions and infrastructure to meet high test standards.
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Sunday, December 8, 2013 05:56 PM

 

Saudi Arabia to purchase 14,000 TOW-2B anti-tank guided missiles from United States
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for tube-launched, optically-tracked wire-guided 2A/2B radio-frequency (RF) Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for tube-launched, optically-tracked wire-guided 2A/2B radio-frequency (RF) Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 million.
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Saturday, December 7, 2013 02:42 PM

 

United Kingdom to provide C-17 transport aircraft to help French troops in Central African Republic
 

United Kingdom is providing a C-17 transport aircraft to help move French equipment to the Central African Republic where France is committing more troops to respond to a security and humanitarian crisis, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Friday, December 6, 2013.

United Kingdom is providing a C-17 transport aircraft to help move French equipment to the Central African Republic where France is committing more troops to respond to a security and humanitarian crisis, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Friday, December 6, 2013.
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Saturday, December 7, 2013 10:34 AM

 

U.S. army ready to provide support to French and African troops in Central African Republic
 

United States forces are standing at the ready to provide support for French and African troops battling rebel forces in the Central African Republic, according to the Pentagon's top military officer. "We're in contact with our French counterparts" regarding the ongoing operation in Africa, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

United States forces are standing at the ready to provide support for French and African troops battling rebel forces in the Central African Republic, according to the Pentagon's top military officer. "We're in contact with our French counterparts" regarding the ongoing operation in Africa, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
Friday, December 6, 2013 02:47 PM

 

Army of Slovakia takes delivery of first MRAP Navistar MaxxPro donated by the United States
 

Army of Slovakia has officially took delivery of first MRAP Navistar MaxxPro donated by the United States to the Ministry of Defense. This delivery shows the relation between the two countries with the goal to create interactions between the Slovak and American Special Forces.

Army of Slovakia has officially took delivery of first MRAP Navistar MaxxPro donated by the United States to the Ministry of Defense. This delivery shows the relation between the two countries with the goal to create interactions between the Slovak and American Special Forces.
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Friday, December 6, 2013 11:47 AM

 

Cubic wins contract for combat training center equipment in the Asia Pacific Region
 

Cubic Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today it has been awarded a contract in excess of $70 million from a customer in the Asia Pacific region for significant quantities of combat training center equipment.

Cubic Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today it has been awarded a contract in excess of $70 million from a customer in the Asia Pacific region for significant quantities of combat training center equipment.
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Friday, December 6, 2013 10:50 AM

 

Military experts of China provide mine clearance training course to Cambodian soldiers
 

A team of 12 Chinese military experts on Thursday started offering a six-week mine clearance course to 52 Cambodian peacekeeping force. The training is being held at the Institute for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance.

A team of 12 Chinese military experts on Thursday started offering a six-week mine clearance course to 52 Cambodian peacekeeping force. The training is being held at the Institute for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance.
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Friday, December 6, 2013 10:25 AM

 

French President Francois Hollande launches military operation in the Central African Republic
 

France will launch a military operation in the Central African Republic "immediately" to prevent a humanitarian disaster after violence escalated in the Capital Bangui, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday, December 5, 2013.

France will launch a military operation in the Central African Republic "immediately" to prevent a humanitarian disaster after violence escalated in the Capital Bangui, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
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Friday, December 6, 2013 09:45 AM

 

Northrop Grumman AN/TPS-80 Ground-Air radar successfully tested by the U.S. Marine Corps
 

The AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system, built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for the U.S. Marine Corps, has successfully conducted developmental testing and supported two Weapons and Tactics Instruction (WTI) events at Marine Air Control Squadron (MACS) Yuma over the past 10 months.

The AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system, built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for the U.S. Marine Corps, has successfully conducted developmental testing and supported two Weapons and Tactics Instruction (WTI) events at Marine Air Control Squadron (MACS) Yuma over the past 10 months.
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Thursday, December 5, 2013 07:08 PM

 

UN Security Council gives the green light to French army to use force in Central African Republic
 

In New York the 15 members of the UN Security Council has given French troops the green light to help restore order in Central African Republic. French President François Hollande is expected to send soldiers within hours.

In New York the 15 members of the UN Security Council has given French troops the green light to help restore order in Central African Republic. French President François Hollande is expected to send soldiers within hours.
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Thursday, December 5, 2013 06:18 PM

 

U.S. Army contract for General Dynamics for Engineering Development for Stryker Modernization
 

The U.S. Army TACOM Contracting Command recently awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $28 million contract for research, development and testing in preparation for the Stryker Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) upgrade program.

The U.S. Army TACOM Contracting Command recently awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $28 million contract for research, development and testing in preparation for the Stryker Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) upgrade program.
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Thursday, December 5, 2013 05:41 PM

 

French Army contract for MBDA to develop and manufacture MMP new medium range missile
 

According to a decision taken by the French Minister of Defence Jean- Yves Le Drian, the French army procurement agency (DGA) has notified, December 3, 2013, to MBDA France, a contract for development and manufacturing of the MMP missile (Medium Range Missile).

According to a decision taken by the French Minister of Defence Jean- Yves Le Drian, the French army procurement agency (DGA) has notified, December 3, 2013, to MBDA France, a contract for development and manufacturing of the MMP missile (Medium Range Missile).
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Thursday, December 5, 2013 04:25 PM

 

Army of China has commissioned new NBC protective clothing for artillery troops
 

New-type protective clothing has been recently commissioned to the equipment testing troops under the Second Artillery Force (SAF) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). According to a briefing, the successful development and distribution of the new-type protective clothing have filled the gap in protection of weaponry and equipment operation in China’s strategic missile force.

New-type protective clothing has been recently commissioned to the equipment testing troops under the Second Artillery Force (SAF) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). According to a briefing, the successful development and distribution of the new-type protective clothing have filled the gap in protection of weaponry and equipment operation in China’s strategic missile force.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 04:25 PM

 

Army of Philippines launches public bidding to purchase 155mm towed howitzers and ammunitions
 

The Department of National Defense (DND) of Philippines has announced the public bidding for the purchase of P700 million worth of howitzers and ammunitions. Assistant Defense Secretary and DND-Bids and Awards Committee chairman Efren Fernandez said the acquisition of 12 units of 155mm Towed Howitzer has an approved budget of P438.6 million.

The Department of National Defense (DND) of Philippines has announced the public bidding for the purchase of P700 million worth of howitzers and ammunitions. Assistant Defense Secretary and DND-Bids and Awards Committee chairman Efren Fernandez said the acquisition of 12 units of 155mm Towed Howitzer has an approved budget of P438.6 million.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 08:25 AM

 

Army of Romania unveils Dacia Duster Army 4x4 armoured vehicle armed with 7.62 machine gun
 

During a military parade for the National Day in Romania, December 1, 2013, Romanian Ministry of Defense showcased a special Dacia Duster vehicle modified for military use. The Dacia Duster Army was the highlight of the traditional military parade that takes place each year under Bucharest’s Arch of Triumph monument.

During a military parade for the National Day in Romania, December 1, 2013, Romanian Ministry of Defense showcased a special Dacia Duster vehicle modified for military use. The Dacia Duster Army was the highlight of the traditional military parade that takes place each year under Bucharest’s Arch of Triumph monument.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 11:55 AM

 

Russian army to purchase UAV Aileron-3SV from Enix Company for an amount of €2.2 million
 

The Russian Ministry of Defense and the Defense Company Enix concluded a contract for the acquisition of 34 short-range intelligence drones for a total amount of 100 million rubles (EUR 2.2 million), said Valery Pobejimov member of Enix during an interview with the Russian Press agency RIA Novosti.

The Russian Ministry of Defense and the Defense Company Enix concluded a contract for the acquisition of 34 short-range intelligence drones for a total amount of 100 million rubles (EUR 2.2 million), said Valery Pobejimov member of Enix during an interview with the Russian Press agency RIA Novosti.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 11:30 AM

 

Northrop Grumman starts production of Global Hawk Block 40 Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft
 

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Moss Point, Miss., Unmanned Systems Center started production of the first NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Block 40 Global Hawk aircraft, enhanced to meet NATO operational requirements.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Moss Point, Miss., Unmanned Systems Center started production of the first NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Block 40 Global Hawk aircraft, enhanced to meet NATO operational requirements.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 10:34 AM

 

China sent for the first time security forces as a part for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali
 

At the request of the United Nations, the People's Liberation Army sent the troops, made up of 35 engineers, 65 medical workers and 35 soldiers, to join the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali for eight months. A 135-strong peacekeeping troop left for Mali on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, evening, in the first time China's army has sent security forces as part of a peacekeeping mission.

At the request of the United Nations, the People's Liberation Army sent the troops, made up of 35 engineers, 65 medical workers and 35 soldiers, to join the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali for eight months. A 135-strong peacekeeping troop left for Mali on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, evening, in the first time China's army has sent security forces as part of a peacekeeping mission.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 10:17 AM

 

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