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Army - Military - Defence Industry News February 2012
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RUAG received contracts for Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Canadian Leopard 2A4 training tanks
 

The Swiss Defence Company RUAG received contracts for Maintenance Repair & Overhaul from Rheinmetall Canada. With the award of the order for the Repair & Overhaul of several subcomponents for the 42 Canadian Leopard 2 A4 training tanks, RUAG contributes to the support of the Canadian Forces. RUAG is subcontractor of Rheinmetall Canada.

The Swiss Defence Company RUAG received contracts for Maintenance Repair & Overhaul from Rheinmetall Canada. With the award of the order for the Repair & Overhaul of several subcomponents for the 42 Canadian Leopard 2 A4 training tanks, RUAG contributes to the support of the Canadian Forces. RUAG is subcontractor of Rheinmetall Canada.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 03:33 PM

 

German Company Rheinmetall Defence at FIDAE 2012 Aerospace Defence Show in Chile
 

From 27 March to 1 April 2012, FIDAE 2012 will take place in Santiago de Chile. FIDAE is one of the largest defence technology trade shows in South America. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of defence technology systems, Rheinmetall Defence will be on hand with a representative selection of its diverse array of products for military and security forces.

From 27 March to 1 April 2012, FIDAE 2012 will take place in Santiago de Chile. FIDAE is one of the largest defence technology trade shows in South America. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of defence technology systems, Rheinmetall Defence will be on hand with a representative selection of its diverse array of products for military and security forces.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 11:05 AM

 

Raytheon Company tested a new propulsion system for the TOW wire-guided anti-tank missile
 

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) tested a new propulsion system for the Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wireless (TOW) missile. Developed by ATK (NYSE: ATK), the enhanced system doubles TOW's range and reduces the missile's flight time by one-third.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) tested a new propulsion system for the Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wireless (TOW) missile. Developed by ATK (NYSE: ATK), the enhanced system doubles TOW's range and reduces the missile's flight time by one-third.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 02:56 PM

 

DIMDEX 2012 organizers selects Navy Recognition as Official Online Daily News
 

The third Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2012) has announced the selection of Navy Recognition, the brother web site of Army Recognition as Official Online Daily News Provider and Media Partner. DIMDEX 2012 will be staged in the new Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) in March 26 - 28.

The third Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2012) has announced the selection of Navy Recognition, the brother web site of Army Recognition as Official Online Daily News Provider and Media Partner. DIMDEX 2012 will be staged in the new Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) in March 26 - 28.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 08:44 AM

 

French Company Sagem wins maintenance contract for Sperwer drones deployed by French army
 

Sagem (Safran group) has just signed a contract with SIMMAD (1), on behalf of the French Ministry of Defense, to provide in-service maintenance for the Sperwer SDTI tactical drone systems deployed by the French army.

Sagem (Safran group) has just signed a contract with SIMMAD (1), on behalf of the French Ministry of Defense, to provide in-service maintenance for the Sperwer SDTI tactical drone systems deployed by the French army.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 08:26 AM

 

Russia has modernized two radars in Syria and Lebanon to warn U.S. or Israel attack against Iran
 

Russia has modernized two radars in Syria and Lebanon that could threaten U.S. or Israel’s ability to launch a surprise attack against Syria and Iran, Israeli DEBKAfile portal said on Monday, February 27, 2012. The range of the Jabal Al Harrah electronic and surveillance station south of Damascus has been increased to cover all parts of Israel and Jordan, the Gulf of Aqaba and northern Saudi Arabia.

Russia has modernized two radars in Syria and Lebanon that could threaten U.S. or Israel’s ability to launch a surprise attack against Syria and Iran, Israeli DEBKAfile portal said on Monday, February 27, 2012. The range of the Jabal Al Harrah electronic and surveillance station south of Damascus has been increased to cover all parts of Israel and Jordan, the Gulf of Aqaba and northern Saudi Arabia.
Monday, February 27, 2012, 03:52 PM

 

Azerbaijan has agreed to buy $1.6 billion weapons from Israel including drone and missile systems
 

Azerbaijan has agreed to buy $1.6 billion in weapons from Israel, a massive deal that is likely Azerbaijan's largest single arms purchase ever. The deal will include drones, anti-aircraft and missile defense systems, Israeli officials have told news agencies

Azerbaijan has agreed to buy $1.6 billion in weapons from Israel, a massive deal that is likely Azerbaijan's largest single arms purchase ever. The deal will include drones, anti-aircraft and missile defense systems, Israeli officials have told news agencies.
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Monday, February 27, 2012, 03:30 PM

 

South Korea and United States launch joint military exercises despite North Korea warning
 

South Korea and U.S. forces launched their annual military exercise Monday, February 27, 2012, despite the latest warning by the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea that it is " fully ready to fight a war."

South Korea and United States forces launched their annual military exercise Monday, February 27, 2012, despite the latest warning by the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea that it is " fully ready to fight a war."
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Monday, February 27, 2012, 07:55 AM

 

The American Company Lockheed Martin the biggest arms seller in 2010
 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), an independent international institute researching into conflicts, arms control and disarmament, named U.S. Lockheed Martin the biggest arms vendor in 2010, with sales totalling $35.7 billion.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), an independent international institute researching into conflicts, arms control and disarmament, named U.S. Lockheed Martin the biggest arms vendor in 2010, with sales totalling $35.7 billion.
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Monday, February 27, 2012, 07:33 AM

 

Georgia unveils its new local made Lazika tracked armoured infantry fighting combat vehicle
 

Georgia unveils February 25, 2012, a local made Tracked Inrfantry Combat vehicle "Lazika" at the Vasiani military firing-range. The Georgian President and Defence Minister drove a few kilometers in a new armored vehicle along with military servicemen.

Georgia unveils February 25, 2012, a local made Tracked Inrfantry Combat vehicle "Lazika" at the Vasiani military firing-range. The Georgian President and Defence Minister drove a few kilometers in a new armored vehicle along with military servicemen.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012, 11:03 AM

 

U.S. Army tests Israeli Namer and Swedish CV90 as a part of Ground Combat Vehicle program
 

As part of its Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program, the United States Army plans to test Israeli and Swedish tanks this spring at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Specifically, the Army will take the Israeli Namer armored personnel carrier and the Swedish Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90), Col. Andrew DiMarco, GCV project manager, told reporters at the Association of the U.S. Army winter symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla

As part of its Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program, the United States Army plans to test Israeli and Swedish tanks this spring at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Specifically, the Army will take the Israeli Namer armored personnel carrier and the Swedish Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90), Col. Andrew DiMarco, GCV project manager, told reporters at the Association of the U.S. Army winter symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Source DefenseNews) Saturday, February 25, 2012, 02:55 PM

 

First export contract for the 4x4 French Nexter Aravis armoured vehicle for Saudi Arabia
 

Laurent Collet-Billon Delegate General for the French Armaments Procurement Agency (DGA) confirmed this Monday, February 20, 2012 during the presenting of the DGA 2011 results, that the French Defence Company manufacturer Nexter has signed a contract in late 2011 with Saudi Arabia, for "between 100 and 200 "Aravis 4X4 armoured vehicle.

Laurent Collet-Billon Delegate General for the French Armaments Procurement Agency (DGA) confirmed this Monday, February 20, 2012 during the presenting of the DGA 2011 results, that the French Defence Company manufacturer Nexter has signed a contract in late 2011 with Saudi Arabia, for "between 100 and 200" ARAVIS 4 x 4 armoured vehicle.
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 11:47 AM

 

Russia precedes the United States in the modernization of its nuclear forces
 

Russia precedes the United States in the modernization of its nuclear forces and has good perspectives to catch up in the high-precision weapons, said on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a meeting with leaders of brigades and divisions of the Russian Armed Forces.

Russia precedes the United States in the modernization of its nuclear forces and has good perspectives to catch up in the high-precision weapons, said on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a meeting with leaders of brigades and divisions of the Russian Armed Forces.
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Friday, February 24, 2012, 12:16 AM

 

Syrian government forces continue bombardment and the use of tanks to annihilating the rebellion
 

Severe clashes have occurred between Syrian government forces and armed men in some areas in the central province of Homs, leaving six army personnel killed and many gunmen injured, al-Watan daily reported Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

Severe clashes have occurred between Syrian government forces and armed men in some areas in the central province of Homs, leaving six army personnel killed and many gunmen injured, al-Watan daily reported Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012, 02:10 PM

 

Iran's air defense units test performance of its air defense artillery systems during military drills
 

Iran's air defense force assessed the preparedness and performance of its air defense artillery and mid-range missile systems against low-altitude aerial threats during the military drills along the country's coastal waters in the Persian Gulf.

Iran's air defense force assessed the preparedness and performance of its air defense artillery and mid-range missile systems against low-altitude aerial threats during the military drills along the country's coastal waters in the Persian Gulf.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 10:56 PM

 

North Korea raised its military alert ahead of a live-fire artillery drill by rival South Korea
 

North Korea raised its military alert ahead of a live-fire artillery drill by rival South Korea Monday amid heightened tension on the peninsula during a delicate transition of power in the impoverished North.

North Korea raised its military alert ahead of a live-fire artillery drill by rival South Korea Monday amid heightened tension on the peninsula during a delicate transition of power in the impoverished North.
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Monday, February 20, 2012, 08:23 PM

 

Azerbaijan shows interest to buy the Russian air defense missile system Pantsir-S1
 

Azeri-Press Agency APA reports that Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan are among the countries showing interest to the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system code-named by NATO as SA-22 Greyhound. Russia is reportedly holding negotiations with those countries.

Azeri-Press Agency APA reports that Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan are among the countries showing interest to the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system code-named by NATO as SA-22 Greyhound. Russia is reportedly holding negotiations with those countries.
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Sunday, February 19, 2012, 11:14 AM

 

Russian army will be equipped with second regiment of RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile
 

A second regiment of the Teikovo Missile Division in central Russia will be fully equipped with Yars mobile ballistic missile systems in 2012, said Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) spokesman Col. Vadim Koval. Russia fully deployed the first Yars regiment consisting of three battalions in August 2011, and put two battalions of the second regiment on combat duty on December 27 last year.

A second regiment of the Teikovo Missile Division in central Russia will be fully equipped with Yars mobile ballistic missile systems in 2012, said Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) spokesman Col. Vadim Koval. Russia fully deployed the first Yars regiment consisting of three battalions in August 2011, and put two battalions of the second regiment on combat duty on December 27 last year.
Sunday, February 19, 2012, 10:05 AM

 

Singapore Technologies Engineering has secured an order to supply 120mm SRAMS mortar system
 

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd today announced that its land systems arm, Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, has secured an order to supply its 120mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar Systems (SRAMS) to an overseas customer.

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd today announced that its land systems arm, Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, has secured an order to supply its 120mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar Systems (SRAMS) to an overseas customer.
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Saturday, February 18, 2012, 01:17 PM

 

Algeria will buy 120 additional T-90 main battle tanks to Russia
 

According to the Russian economic daily newspaper Vedomosti, which is based on reports from sources close to the arms export company Rosoboronexport, Russia will soon deliver 120 tanks T-90 type in the Algerian army and another 30 T-90 to Turkmenistan

According to the Russian economic daily newspaper Vedomosti, which is based on reports from sources close to the arms export company Rosoboronexport, Russia will soon deliver 120 tanks T-90 type in the Algerian army and another 30 T-90 to Turkmenistan
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Saturday, February 18, 2012, 12:23 AM

 

The new Russian main battle tank prototype Armata will be completed by 2013
 

Russia will complete the first prototype of the new Armata main battle tank by 2013 and begin production and deliveries to the Russian Armed Forces in 2015, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and the CEO of tank manufacturer Uralvagonzavod Oleg Sienko told Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the Lenta.ru news portal reported.

Russia will complete the first prototype of the new Armata main battle tank by 2013 and begin production and deliveries to the Russian Armed Forces in 2015, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and the CEO of tank manufacturer Uralvagonzavod Oleg Sienko told Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the Lenta.ru news portal reported.
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Friday, February 17, 2012, 11:37 AM

 

Russia may sell $14 bln worth of military equipment and armament in 2012
 

Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport sold $10.7 billion worth of weaponry in 2011 under contracts with 57 countries, but this number could be readjusted to $12 bln with the addition of direct sales of spare parts by Russian arms producers.

Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport sold $10.7 billion worth of weaponry in 2011 under contracts with 57 countries, but this number could be readjusted to $12 bln with the addition of direct sales of spare parts by Russian arms producers.
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Friday, February 17, 2012, 09:43 AM

 

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