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December 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Ukraine armed forces has received 100 new armoured vehicles and main battle tanks
 
Ukraine armed forces have received 100 armored vehicle and tanks, including BTR-4E 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier, T-64BM Bulat main battle tank, 2S1 122mm self-propelled howitzer, T-64BV main battle tank, T-72UA1 main battle tank and BTR-3E1U 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle.
Ukraine armed forces have received 100 armored vehicle and tanks, including BTR-4E 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier, T-64BM Bulat main battle tank, 2S1 122mm self-propelled howitzer, T-64BV main battle tank, T-72UA1 main battle tank and BTR-3E1U 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle.
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Monday, December 8, 2014 11:52 AM
 

 Successful second phase tests for German Bundeswehr's future Tetra LTE mobile radio system
 
The mobile Tetra LTE (terrestrial trunked radio Long Term Evolution) system from Airbus Defence and Space, jointly developed with Alcatel-Lucent, has passed further functional tests as a part of the highly mobile cellular networks study, HochZeN (Hochmobile Zellulare Netzwerke), conducted by the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr).
The mobile Tetra LTE (terrestrial trunked radio Long Term Evolution) system from Airbus Defence and Space, jointly developed with Alcatel-Lucent, has passed further functional tests as a part of the highly mobile cellular networks study, HochZeN (Hochmobile Zellulare Netzwerke), conducted by the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr).
Monday, December 8, 2014 11:49 AM
 

 British Army to establish first permanent military base in the Middle East  
 
Bahrain will host the first permanent British military base in the Middle East as part of a deal to increase cooperation in tackling security threats in the Middle East, the BBC reported. Bahrain will pay most of the £15m ($23m) needed to build the base, with the British paying ongoing costs.
Bahrain will host the first permanent British military base in the Middle East as part of a deal to increase cooperation in tackling security threats in the Middle East, the BBC reported. Bahrain will pay most of the £15m ($23m) needed to build the base, with the British paying ongoing costs.

Monday, December 8, 2014 10:39 AM
 

Indian Army orders 4,000 new MSIL Gypsy utility vehicles 
 
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) recently got its single largest order, of a little over 4,000 units of its sports utility vehicle, the Gypsy, from the Indian Army. The company declined to disclose the deal’s financial value, as the contract was finalised through central government tendering.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) recently got its single largest order, of a little over 4,000 units of its sports utility vehicle, the Gypsy, from the Indian Army. The company declined to disclose the deal’s financial value, as the contract was finalised through central government tendering.

Monday, December 8, 2014 10:06 AM
 

China to accelerate the production of modern military equipment to help build a strong army
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged accelerating development of military equipment systems to help build a strong army. Addressing a conference of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on equipment, held from Wednesday to Thursday, Xi said advanced weaponry is the embodiment of a modern army and a crucial support for national security and rejuvenation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged accelerating development of military equipment systems to help build a strong army. Addressing a conference of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on equipment, held from Wednesday to Thursday, Xi said advanced weaponry is the embodiment of a modern army and a crucial support for national security and rejuvenation.
Monday, December 8, 2014 09:31 AM
 

 Lithuania to increase defense spending by 32% in 2015 
 
Defence allocations to the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence total EUR 425 m, or 1.11 pct of GDP, in the 2015 State and Municipal Budget of Lithuania approved by the Lithuanian Seimas, which is by 32 pct more funds for defence than in 2014. Moreover, the Defense Minister has also announced the enhancement its defence capacity and replenishment of ammunition reserve of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
Defence allocations to the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence total EUR 425 m, or 1.11 pct of GDP, in the 2015 State and Municipal Budget of Lithuania approved by the Lithuanian Seimas, which is by 32 pct more funds for defence than in 2014. Moreover, the Defense Minister has also announced the enhancement its defence capacity and replenishment of ammunition reserve of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
Monday, December 8, 2014 09:24 AM
 

China performed the third test flight of its new Wu-14 hypersonic missile
 
China performed the third flight test of its new hypersonic missile Wu-14 this week as part of its strategic nuclear program and efforts to develop delivery vehicles capable of defeating US countermeasures, defense officials said.
China performed the third flight test of its new hypersonic missile Wu-14 this week as part of its strategic nuclear program and efforts to develop delivery vehicles capable of defeating US countermeasures, defense officials said.
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Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:59 AM
 

Army of Belarus will be equipped with several new radar stations for air defense units
 
Several new radar stations will be delivered to air defense units of the Belarusian army in 2015, BelTA learned from Major-General Oleg Dvigalev, Commander of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Armed Forces of Belarus, on 2 December.
Several new radar stations will be delivered to air defense units of the Belarusian army in 2015, BelTA learned from Major-General Oleg Dvigalev, Commander of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Armed Forces of Belarus, on 2 December.
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Sunday, December 7, 2014 09:50 AM
 

French Defence Minister unveils future GRIFFON and JAGUAR armoured vehicles for French Army
 
On the occasion of its visit in the 27th Mountain Infantry Brigade Artillery of Varces (Isère), Jean-Yves LE DRIAN, Minister of Defence, handed the EBMR (Armoured Multi-roles vehicles) market to the CEOs of the GME (temporary consortium) formed by the French companies Nexter Systems, Renault Trucks Defense and Thales.
On the occasion of its visit in the 27th Mountain Infantry Brigade Artillery of Varces (Isère), Jean-Yves LE DRIAN, Minister of Defence, handed the EBMR (Armoured Multi-roles vehicles) market to the CEOs of the GME (temporary consortium) formed by the French companies Nexter Systems, Renault Trucks Defense and Thales.
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Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:23 AM
 

BAE Systems delivers new CV90 MultiC multipurpose armored vehicle to Norwegian Armed Forces
 
The third CV90 variant, a Multicarrier vehicle – which is known as the MultiC in Norway - was delivered to the Norwegian customer last week, in accordance with the agreed contractual schedule. Earlier this year, the first of the second variant, the engineering vehicle (STING), was handed over to the customer at BAE Systems’ Hägglunds facilities in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, again on time and on budget.
The third CV90 variant, a Multicarrier vehicle – which is known as the MultiC in Norway - was delivered to the Norwegian customer last week, in accordance with the agreed contractual schedule. Earlier this year, the first of the second variant, the engineering vehicle (STING), was handed over to the customer at BAE Systems’ Hägglunds facilities in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, again on time and on budget.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 04:52 PM
 

 South African NCACC gives green light for arms contracts worth $2bn
 
Arms contracts totalling almost R23 billion ($2bn) were authorised by South Africa during the third quarter of this year, according to the South African National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC). In its third quarterly report, which covers the period July 1 to September 30, it says the "total value of contracts authorised" is R22,992,117,979 ($2,06bn).
Arms contracts totalling almost R23 billion ($2bn) were authorised by South Africa during the third quarter of this year, according to the South African National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC). In its third quarterly report, which covers the period July 1 to September 30, it says the "total value of contracts authorised" is R22,992,117,979 ($2,06bn).
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 07:45 PM
 

 UK admits having helped Lebanese Armed Forces for protecting borders from jihadi groups 
 
Britain's ambassador to Lebanon confirmed Friday the United Kingdom has spent around $30 million to build watchtowers and deliver military equipment to the Army to protect its borders from jihadi groups, reported yesterday the Lebanese newspaper Daily Star.
Britain's ambassador to Lebanon confirmed Friday the United Kingdom has spent around $30 million to build watchtowers and deliver military equipment to the Army to protect its borders from jihadi groups, reported yesterday the Lebanese newspaper Daily Star.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 07:05 PM
 

 South Korea will officially increase defense spending by 4,9pc in 2015
 
According to The Korea Herald, South Korea has finalized its 2015 defense budget that calls for a 4.9 percent increase from this year to improve the welfare of servicemen and enhance combat capabilities, the defense ministry said Wednesday, December 3.
According to The Korea Herald, South Korea has finalized its 2015 defense budget that calls for a 4.9 percent increase from this year to improve the welfare of servicemen and enhance combat capabilities, the defense ministry said Wednesday, December 3.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 06:41 PM
 

New S-300PMU surface-to-air missile systems delivered to Russian troops in Crimea
 
Russian military forces in Crimea have received new S-300PMU surface-to-air missile systems to protect the peninsula’s airspace, a Black Sea military source told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. “With the appearance of the S-300PMU complexes, it can be said with confidence that a full-fledged missile shield has been created on the peninsula that is capable of providing for the security of the Black Sea Fleet [from threats] from the air,” the source said.
Russian military forces in Crimea have received new S-300PMU surface-to-air missile systems to protect the peninsula’s airspace, a Black Sea military source told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. “With the appearance of the S-300PMU complexes, it can be said with confidence that a full-fledged missile shield has been created on the peninsula that is capable of providing for the security of the Black Sea Fleet [from threats] from the air,” the source said. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 01:40 PM
 

 U.S. Army has begun field testing the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator
 
DVIDS yesterday announced the beginning of tests on laser weapon on White Sands Missile Range. The High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator, or HEL-MD, is a proof of concept weapon system designed to demonstrate how a laser system can be developed into a tactical, mobile platform that can be deployed and used in the field.
DVIDS yesterday announced the beginning of tests on laser weapon on White Sands Missile Range. The High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator, or HEL-MD, is a proof of concept weapon system designed to demonstrate how a laser system can be developed into a tactical, mobile platform that can be deployed and used in the field.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 03:45 PM
 

 India successfully completes final flight trial of the Akash Air Defence System
 
Firing trials of the India-made Akash Air Defence System, designed and developed by India's Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), have been conducted successfully at the Integrated Test Range at Balasore in Odisha, Bharat Electronics Limited, which manufactured it, said in an official statement. The system has been designed to defend and protect the nation's assets from penetrating aerial attacks. The Akash missile can fly at supersonic speed.
Firing trials of the India-made Akash Air Defence System, designed and developed by India's DRDOn, have been conducted successfully at the Integrated Test Range at Balasore in Odisha, Bharat Electronics Limited, which manufactured it, said in an official statement. The system has been designed to defend and protect the nation's assets from penetrating aerial attacks. The Akash missile can fly at supersonic speed. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 02:30 PM
 

Russia is ready to share its army modernization experience with Asian countries
 
Countries of the Asia-Pacific region — India, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia — are leading partners of Moscow in military technical cooperation, and Russian is ready to share its army modernization experience with them, Deputy Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told a conference in Colombo.
Countries of the Asia-Pacific region — India, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia — are leading partners of Moscow in military technical cooperation, and Russian is ready to share its army modernization experience with them, Deputy Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told a conference in Colombo.
Monday, December 1, 2014 03:03 PM
 

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