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January 2012 Army - Military - Defence Industry News
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New Afghan Army counter-IED team trained by British Army demonstrates skills
 

The Afghan National Army's (ANA's) newly-formed Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Team recently demonstrated their proficiency in front of the ANA's 3/215 Brigade Commander, General Sherin Shah, and Task Force Helmand Commander, Brigadier Patrick Sanders.

The Afghan National Army's (ANA's) newly-formed Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Team recently demonstrated their proficiency in front of the ANA's 3/215 Brigade Commander, General Sherin Shah, and Task Force Helmand Commander, Brigadier Patrick Sanders.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 09:50 AM

 

Turkish Company Otokar has signed first contract 2012 for UN missions armoured vehicles Cobra
 

Otokar, a leading Turkish vehicle manufacturer also active in the defense industry, has signed its first $12.5 million deal for 2012. However, the statement did not disclose to which country the vehicles would be delivered.

Otokar, a leading Turkish vehicle manufacturer also active in the defense industry, has signed its first $12.5 million deal for 2012. However, the statement did not disclose to which country the vehicles would be delivered.
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Monday, January 9, 2012, 12:38 AM

 

Joint military exercises for the British and French army soldiers in urban training centre
 

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS), have recently been training in France with the French Army's 152nd Infantry Regiment. Exercise Gaulish Hackle took place at the Centre d'Entrainement aux Actions en Zone Urbaine (CENZUB) - a French urban warfare training facility.

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS), have recently been training in France with the French Army's 152nd Infantry Regiment. Exercise Gaulish Hackle took place at the Centre d'Entrainement aux Actions en Zone Urbaine (CENZUB) - a French urban warfare training facility.
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Monday, January 9, 2012, 12:27 AM

 

Russia to put new radar Voronezh class near the Siberian city of Irkutsk
 

A new radar of the fourth Voronezh class will be put into operation near the Siberian city of Irkutsk by the end of this year as part of Russia’s early warning system, a missile defense spokesman said on Sunday, January 8, 2012.

A new radar of the fourth Voronezh class will be put into operation near the Siberian city of Irkutsk by the end of this year as part of Russia’s early warning system, a missile defense spokesman said on Sunday, January 8, 2012.
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Sunday, January 8, 2012, 11:33 AM

 

Ground forces of Iranian army have started military exercises near the border with Afghanistan
 

Ground forces of Iran's elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have started military exercises near the border with Afghanistan, Iranian media said. The military exercises were launched as Tehran's tensions with the West continue to escalate after Western powers threatened new sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its controversial nuclear program.

Ground forces of Iran's elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have started military exercises near the border with Afghanistan, Iranian media said. The military exercises were launched as Tehran's tensions with the West continue to escalate after Western powers threatened new sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its controversial nuclear program.
Sunday, January 8, 2012, 11:04 AM

 

Military parade in Iraq to commemorate the 91st anniversary of the Iraqi army
 

A military parade was held today to commemorate the 91st anniversary of the Iraqi army, which is the first since US forces withdrawal. The ceremony was attended by Premier Nouri al-Maliki, acting defence minister Sadoun Dulaimi, chief of staff Babakr Zebari and a number of ministers, senior officials and diplomatic missions accredited to Iraq.

A military parade was held today to commemorate the 91st anniversary of the Iraqi army, which is the first since US forces withdrawal. The ceremony was attended by Premier Nouri al-Maliki, acting defence minister Sadoun Dulaimi, chief of staff Babakr Zebari and a number of ministers, senior officials and diplomatic missions accredited to Iraq.
Saturday, January 7, 2012, 10:14 AM

 

General Dynamics Awarded $60 Million for Abrams M1 Main Battle Tank Upgrades
 

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $60 million under an existing contract to continue upgrading M1A1 tanks to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) V2 configuration. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $60 million under an existing contract to continue upgrading M1A1 tanks to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) V2 configuration. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
Saturday, January 7, 2012, 09:42 AM

 

Nexter Munitions : Inauguration of a robotised machining facility by the Minister for Defence
 

The announced cuts in defence budgets in Europe and the increased competition in our key weapons markets have spurred Nexter Munitions to develop a proactive export strategy. The company plans to double its export market share within the next five years. This represents 20% of its sales in 2011 and 45% of the current order book.

The announced cuts in defence budgets in Europe and the increased competition in our key weapons markets have spurred Nexter Munitions to develop a proactive export strategy. The company plans to double its export market share within the next five years. This represents 20% of its sales in 2011 and 45% of the current order book.
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Saturday, January 7, 2012, 09:15 AM

 

Elbit Systems awarded a contract to supply Hermes 900® UAS for a country in the Americas
 

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT, ("Elbit Systems") announced that it was awarded a contract, valued at approximately $50 million, to supply Hermes 900® Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to a governmental office of a country in the Americas.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT, ("Elbit Systems") announced that it was awarded a contract, valued at approximately $50 million, to supply Hermes 900® Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to a governmental office of a country in the Americas.
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Saturday, January 7, 2012, 08:50 AM

 

Swedish army purchases 48 all-terrain vehicles BvS10 MkII from BAE Systems Hägglunds
 

Swedish army procurement agency (FMV) has decided to procure 48 all terrain vehicles from BAE Systems Hägglunds in Sweden. The first vehicles will be delivered in the autumn of 2012 to allow them to be ready for international operations in the spring of 2013.

Swedish army procurement agency (FMV) has decided to procure 48 all terrain vehicles from BAE Systems Hägglunds in Sweden. The first vehicles will be delivered in the autumn of 2012 to allow them to be ready for international operations in the spring of 2013.
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Friday, January 6, 2012, 04:46 PM

 

Taliban commander has been killed by British Apache helicopter in Helmand province Afghanistan
 

A senior Taliban commander has been killed by an Apache helicopter strike during an operation conducted by British and Afghan soldiers to disrupt activity in an insurgent 'safe haven' in Helmand province.

A senior Taliban commander has been killed by an Apache helicopter strike during an operation conducted by British and Afghan army soldiers to disrupt activity in an insurgent 'safe haven' in Helmand province.
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Friday, January 6, 2012, 12:31 AM

 

Renault Trucks Defense supplied Acoustic Sniper Localization System on VAB armoured vehicle
 

Under an urgent operational requirement, at the end of November 2011, Renault Trucks Defense supplied 80 SLATE (Acoustic Sniper Localization System) kits to the French defense procurement agency (DGA) for integration with TOP 12.7 versions of the VAB armoured personnel carrier in Afghanistan.

Under an urgent operational requirement, at the end of November 2011, Renault Trucks Defense supplied 80 SLATE (Acoustic Sniper Localization System) kits to the French defense procurement agency (DGA) for integration with TOP 12.7 versions of the VAB armoured personnel carrier in Afghanistan.
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Friday, January 6, 2012, 11:52 AM

 

Ukraine will deliver 49 main battle tanks T-84 Oplot to Thailand
 

Ukrainian State Company for Export and Import of Military and Special Products and Services (Ukrspetseksport), which is a part of the Ukroboronprom state concern, intends to supply 49 T-84 Oplot tanks to Thailand.

Ukrainian State Company for Export and Import of Military and Special Products and Services (Ukrspetseksport), which is a part of the Ukroboronprom state concern, intends to supply 49 T-84 Oplot tanks to Thailand.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012, 10:01 AM

 

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