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December 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

New $120 million upgrade program for the U.S. M1 Abrams main battle tank
 
The M1 Abrams tank won $120 million for an upgrade program in the Defense spending bill unveiled by congressional leaders, one of several increases for the Army's heavy vehicle programs. Through the Army's plan to provide the venerable General Dynamics-made platform with better lethality, protection, networking gear and gas mileage, lawmakers aim to avoid a production break at General Dynamics' plant in Lima, Ohio.
The M1 Abrams tank won $120 million for an upgrade program in the Defense spending bill unveiled by congressional leaders, one of several increases for the Army's heavy vehicle programs. Through the Army's plan to provide the venerable General Dynamics-made platform with better lethality, protection, networking gear and gas mileage, lawmakers aim to avoid a production break at General Dynamics' plant in Lima, Ohio. Friday, December 12, 2014 10:26 AM
 

 Rapiscan Systems adds the CounterBomber threat-detection system to its portfolio
 
Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, announced on December 9 the addition of CounterBomber, a radar-based threat-detection system, to its portfolio of security technologies. The CounterBomber system can identify concealed person-borne threats, such as suicide vests and weapons, at stand-off distances.
Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, announced on December 9 the addition of CounterBomber, a radar-based threat-detection system, to its portfolio of security technologies. The CounterBomber system can identify concealed person-borne threats, such as suicide vests and weapons, at stand-off distances.
Friday, December 12, 2014 10:19 AM
 

US troops start to be provided with Picatinny's new M252A1 81mm mortar system
 
Following the successful fielding of the lightweight 60mm mortar system, Picatinny has begun delivering the new lightweight 81mm system to troops. The new M252A1 81mm system is 12 pounds, or 14 percent, lighter than its predecessor, the legacy M252 mortar system.
Following the successful fielding of the lightweight 60mm mortar system, Picatinny has begun delivering the new lightweight 81mm system to US Army troops. The new M252A1 81mm system is 12 pounds, or 14 percent, lighter than its predecessor, the legacy M252 mortar system.

Friday, December 12, 2014 09:48 AM
 

Agrale starts deliveries of Marrua utility vehicles to the Namibia Defence Force
 
The Namibia Defence Force (NDF) has ordered 141 Marrua utility vehicles from Brazil’s Agrale, with deliveries already underway, reported Africa-focused website defenceWeb. Agrale sales director Flavio Crosa said in a release late last month that several Marruas were sent to Namibia in 2013 for demonstration purposes and that the Namibia Defence Force ordered the vehicle due to its robust design and durability.
The Namibia Defence Force (NDF) has ordered 141 Marrua utility vehicles from Brazil’s Agrale, with deliveries already underway, reported Africa-focused website defenceWeb. Agrale sales director Flavio Crosa said in a release late last month that several Marruas were sent to Namibia in 2013 for demonstration purposes and that the Namibia Defence Force ordered the vehicle due to its robust design and durability.
Friday, December 12, 2014 09:05 AM
 

Turkish Company Otokar could exported its new main battle tank ALTAY in Oman
 
Turkish Defense Company Otokar made an announcement to the stock exchange after various media reports claimed that ALTAY tank could be exported to Oman. Company confirmed that they placed a bid for a tender in Oman, intended for the procurement of 77 Main Battle Tanks, back in 2013 August.
Turkish Defense Company Otokar made an announcement to the stock exchange after various media reports claimed that ALTAY tank could be exported to Oman. Company confirmed that they placed a bid for a tender in Oman, intended for the procurement of 77 Main Battle Tanks, back in 2013 August.
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Friday, December 12, 2014 08:31 AM
 

ThalesRaytheonSystems to supply Ground Master 400 & mobile Ground Master 200 radars to France
 
ThalesRaytheonSystems has been awarded a contract by the DGA, the French defense procurement agency, to supply the French armed forces with 12 fixed Ground Master 400 radars and 4 mobile tactical Ground Master 200 radars. In addition to delivery and through-life support of the radars, the contract awarded on 8 December includes installation and civil engineering work for the 12 Ground Master 400 radars.
ThalesRaytheonSystems has been awarded a contract by the DGA, the French defense procurement agency, to supply the French armed forces with 12 fixed Ground Master 400 radars and 4 mobile tactical Ground Master 200 radars. In addition to delivery and through-life support of the radars, the contract awarded on 8 December includes installation and civil engineering work for the 12 Ground Master 400 radars.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 04:48 PM
 

German army has taken delivery of the first of an initial 20 Leopard 2A7 main battle tanks
 
To mark the handover of the first of an initial 20 LEOPARD 2 A7 tanks to the German Army, Frank Haun, Chairman of the Board of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) welcomed numerous guests from the worlds of politics, the military and business to the company's headquarters in Munich on 10 December.
To mark the handover of the first of an initial 20 LEOPARD 2 A7 tanks to the German Army, Frank Haun, Chairman of the Board of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) welcomed numerous guests from the worlds of politics, the military and business to the company's headquarters in Munich on 10 December.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014 02:12 PM
 

 US calls for strengthening missile defense cooperation with South Korea and Japan
 
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that calls for greater missile defense cooperation with South Korea and Japan. The legislation, H.R.3979, calls for the secretary of defense to conduct an assessment to identify opportunities for increasing missile defense cooperation with the two allies and evaluate options for enhanced short-range missile, rocket, and artillery defense capabilities to address threats from the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that calls for greater missile defense cooperation with South Korea and Japan. The legislation, H.R.3979, calls for the secretary of defense to conduct an assessment to identify opportunities for increasing missile defense cooperation with the two allies and evaluate options for enhanced short-range missile, rocket, and artillery defense capabilities to address threats from the Korean Peninsula. Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:15 AM
 

Israel considers cooperation with Lebanese Armed Forces to fight against Islamic State
 
According to Israeli media, Israel Defense Forces said considering working together with Lebanon's armed forces to fight against terrorism threat. Israel's military said on Wednesday it was exploring the possibility of cooperating with the Lebanese army to counter Sunni Islamist militants, even though the two countries remain technically at war.
According to Israeli media, Israel Defense Forces said considering working together with Lebanon's armed forces to fight against terrorism threat. Israel's military said on Wednesday it was exploring the possibility of cooperating with the Lebanese army to counter Sunni Islamist militants, even though the two countries remain technically at war.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:33 AM
 

 Russia's Armata next-generation main battle tank to be equipped with a new missile
 
Russia plans to create a new missile for its next-generation main battle tank Armata, said Tuesday in Moscow Oleg Bochkarev, Vice-President of the College of the Russian Commission for defense industry. "The new tank will have a new guided missile whose performance will be unexpected for our enemy," said M.Botchkarev when issuing Russia's national defence in the Moscow radio Stolitsa FM.
Russia plans to create a new missile for its next-generation main battle tank Armata, said Tuesday in Moscow Oleg Bochkarev, Vice-President of the College of the Russian Commission for defense industry. "The new tank will have a new guided missile whose performance will be unexpected for our enemy," said M.Botchkarev when issuing Russia's national defence in the Moscow radio Stolitsa FM.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 09:00 AM
 

Russian air defense forces will receive new S-300V4 air defense missile systems end of this year
 
The Russian armed forces will receive new S-300V4 air defense missile system by the end of this year, according a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense. The Almaz-Antey Concern S-300V4 is a modernized mobile air defense missile system derived from S-300V and S-300VM , NATO code SA-23 Gladiator.
The Russian armed forces will receive new S-300V4 air defense missile system by the end of this year, according a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense. The Almaz-Antey Concern S-300V4 is a modernized mobile air defense missile system derived from S-300V and S-300VM , NATO code SA-23 Gladiator.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014 08:02 AM
 

Russian airborne troops have completed military trial tests with BMD-4M airborne fighting vehicle
 
The Russian airborne troops have completed military trial tests with latest generation of airborne infantry fighting vehicle BMD-4M. The tests included maneuverability, air mobility, floating and firing. Next year, the Russian paratroopers should receive the first batch of 64 vehicles. In August 2014, the Russian army has taken delivery of the first prototype of BMD-4M.
The Russian airborne troops have completed military trial tests with latest generation of airborne infantry fighting vehicle BMD-4M. The tests included maneuverability, air mobility, floating and firing. Next year, the Russian paratroopers should receive the first batch of 64 vehicles. In August 2014, the Russian army has taken delivery of the first prototype of BMD-4M.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 06:44 PM
 

Russia to develop its own defense missile system similar to the U.S. THAAD air defense system
 
Russia has been developing its own missile defense systems similar to the American Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), Pavel Sozinov, the chief engineer of the Almaz-Antey defense corporation, said Monday, December 8, 2014.
Russia has been developing its own missile defense systems similar to the American Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), Pavel Sozinov, the chief engineer of the Almaz-Antey defense corporation, said Monday, December 8, 2014.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 05:44 PM
 

Malaysian army has taken delivery of the first 12 AV8 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicles "Gempita"
 
The Malaysian Army has taken delivery of the first 12 vehicles AV8 in armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) variant. These 12 new vehicles are the first of the 257 units in twelve variants which will be delivered to the Malaysian Armed, developed and manufactured by the Defense Company Deftech in Malaysia.
The Malaysian Army has taken delivery of the first 12 vehicles AV8 in armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) variant. These 12 new vehicles are the first of the 257 units in twelve variants which will be delivered to the Malaysian Armed, developed and manufactured by the Defense Company Deftech in Malaysia.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:59 AM
 

FN America was awarded an $84.6 mn contract for delivery of M240 machine guns to US Army
 
The exact number of M240 to be delivered wasn't communicated.
FN America, a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal (FN), a global leader in the development and manufacturing of reliable, innovative, high-quality firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers, was awarded an $84,600,000 firm-fixed-price contract for fabrication and delivery of M240 machine guns and spare receivers, the US MoD reported in an official statement.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:39 AM
 

Airbus Defence & Space has conducted live trials new mobile communication system for NATO NRF
 
Airbus Defence and Space has conducted live trials of a new mobile communications system used by the NATO Response Force (NRF) to see if it could establish the system on the frontline in under 72 hours - it was up and running in just 12 hours.
Airbus Defence and Space has conducted live trials of a new mobile communications system used by the NATO Response Force (NRF) to see if it could establish the system on the frontline in under 72 hours - it was up and running in just 12 hours.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:13 AM
 

 AutoKrAz to deliver large batch of KrAZ-6322 military trucks to Lao People's Democratic Republic
 
Ukrainian company AutoKrAZ has entered into contract for delivery of a large batch of AWD trucks to Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The 6x6 KrAZ-6322 trucks will be built in basic configuration and provided with engine meeting Euro 0 emissions standard.
Ukrainian company AutoKrAZ has entered into contract for delivery of a large batch of AWD trucks to Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The 6x6 KrAZ-6322 trucks will be built in basic configuration and provided with engine meeting Euro 0 emissions standard.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:42 AM
 

Elbit Systems could enter competition for India's future Mounted Gun System
 
According to idpsentinel website, Elbit Systems will compete in the tender for the Mounted Gun System of India, through its joint venture "Bharat Forge" with the Indian Company Kalyani. India published a RFI for the procurement of 814 155 mm/52 caliber mounted gun systems. Indian companies can also win the upgrade of M-46 Russian artillery guns, from 130 mm to 155 mm.
According to idpsentinel website, Elbit Systems will compete in the tender for the Mounted Gun System of India, through its joint venture "Bharat Forge" with the Indian Company Kalyani. India published a RFI for the procurement of 814 155 mm/52 caliber mounted gun systems. Indian companies can also win the upgrade of M-46 Russian artillery guns, from 130 mm to 155 mm.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:15 AM
 

Royal Netherlands Army will take delivery of 1,667 Volkswagen Amarok tactical vehicles
 
The Netherlands Defence organisation on December 3rd took symbolic delivery of 1,667 new vehicles when the keys of the newly acquired Volkswagen Amaroks were handed over to the organisation. The symbolic handover ceremony was held at Camp New Amsterdam near Huis ter Heide. The vehicles themselves are to be delivered in the near future, according to an official statement.
The Netherlands Defence organisation on December 3rd took symbolic delivery of 1,667 new vehicles when the keys of the newly acquired Volkswagen Amaroks were handed over to the organisation. The symbolic handover ceremony was held at Camp New Amsterdam near Huis ter Heide. The vehicles themselves are to be delivered in the near future, according to an official statement.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 09:30 AM
 

 India successfully test-fired enhanced version of the Pinaka Mark-II rocket
 
An advanced version of the indigenously developed Pinaka Mark-II rocket was successfully test fired on Tuesday from a defence base in Odisha using a multi- barrel launcher. The tests were conducted from the Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE) at Chandipur firing range No.2, about 15-km from here, defence sources said.
An advanced version of the indigenously developed Pinaka Mark-II rocket was successfully test fired on Tuesday from a defence base in Odisha using a multi- barrel launcher. The tests were conducted from the Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE) at Chandipur firing range No.2, about 15-km from here, defence sources said.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 09:01 AM
 

Iran to test-fire Matla ol-Jafr radar system, Fakour and Rassoul command and control systems soon
 
Iran's Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base is due to test-fire a new home-made missile and radar systems later this month, reported today Iranian news agency Fars. "The systems will be tested concurrent with Velayat 93 drills (in late December)," Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli told the state-run news agency on Tuesday. "They include radar, command (and control) and missile systems," he added.
Iran's Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base is due to test-fire a new home-made missile and radar systems later this month, reported today Iranian news agency Fars. "The systems will be tested concurrent with Velayat 93 drills (in late December)," Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli told the state-run news agency on Tuesday. "They include radar, command (and control) and missile systems," he added. Tuesday, December 9, 2014 02:17 PM
 

RADA's Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar system selected by non-revealed Ministry of Defense
 
RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. announces the competitive selection of its high-performance MHR-based tactical radars by a leading Ministry of Defense (MOD) for its national alert system. The radars will perform detection and provide alert from short-range threats such as mortars, rockets, UAVs and alike.
RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. announces the competitive selection of its high-performance MHR-based tactical radars by a non-revealed leading Ministry of Defense (MOD) for its national alert system. The radars will perform detection and provide alert from short-range threats such as mortars, rockets, UAVs and alike.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 12:30 PM
 

  Raytheon's AMRAAM missile fired from NASAMS ground launcher during Thor's Hammer exercise
 
Armed forces from Norway, Finland, Switzerland and Turkey successfully fired five Raytheon Company-built AMRAAM AIM-120C7 from National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) ground launchers as part of the Thor's Hammer flight test campaign in September.
Armed forces from Norway, Finland, Switzerland and Turkey successfully fired five Raytheon Company-built AMRAAM AIM-120C7s, including one from a National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) ground launcher as part of the Thor's Hammer flight test campaign in September.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:15 AM
 

 Canada officially sends soldiers in Ukraine to train country's military police
 
Canadian Defence Minister Rob Nicholson yesterday announced that Canadian Armed Forces will operate independently of NATO to provide additional military assistance that will help Ukraine defend itself from Russia.The aid comes as Ukraine battles pro-Russian insurgents in its eastern region, part of a conflict beginning with the annexation of Kiev’s Crimean peninsula that has triggered the worst dispute between the West and Moscow since the Cold War.
Canadian Defence Minister Rob Nicholson yesterday announced that Canadian Armed Forces will operate independently of NATO to provide additional military assistance that will help Ukraine defend itself from Russia.The aid comes as Ukraine battles pro-Russian insurgents in its eastern region, part of a conflict beginning with the annexation of Kiev’s Crimean peninsula that has triggered the worst dispute between the West and Moscow since the Cold War. Tuesday, December 9, 2014 10:25 AM
 

  Saab to supply the Roquette NG shoulder-launched weapon system to French Armed Forces
 
Defense and Security company Saab has been awarded a contract by the French Ministry of Defence procurement branch, the DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement), to supply the Roquette Nouvelle Generation, (Roquette NG) next-generation shoulder-launched weapon system for the French armed forces.
Defense and Security company Saab has been awarded a contract by the French Ministry of Defence procurement branch, the DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement), to supply the Roquette Nouvelle Generation, (Roquette NG) next-generation shoulder-launched weapon system for the French armed forces.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 09:03 AM
 

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