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January 2013 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

Estonian army defence plan 2013-2022 with new armoured vehicles and anti-tank missiles
 

The Estonian Cabinet of Defense approved the National Defence development plan for the period 2013-2022 in a move that will increase the military capability and firepower of the Estonian Defence Forces. Minister of Defence Urmas Reinsalu said the new development plan is realistic and will ensure that Estonia has, independently, initial self-defence capability.

The Estonian Cabinet of Defense approved the National Defence development plan for the period 2013-2022 in a move that will increase the military capability and firepower of the Estonian Defence Forces. Minister of Defence Urmas Reinsalu said the new development plan is realistic and will ensure that Estonia has, independently, initial self-defence capability.
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 02:57 PM

 

Textron, Rheinmetall and Kongsberg announce $100 million contract on Canadian TAPV program
 

Textron Systems Canada Inc., Rheinmetall Canada Inc., and Kongsberg Protech Systems (KPS) Canada today announced a $100 million CAD contract for work to be performed by KPS Canada on the Canadian Forces Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) project. This is a sub-contract within the $205 million CAD contract between Textron Systems and Rheinmetall that was announced in October 2012.

Textron Systems Canada Inc., Rheinmetall Canada Inc., and Kongsberg Protech Systems (KPS) Canada today announced a $100 million CAD contract for work to be performed by KPS Canada on the Canadian Forces Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) project. This is a sub-contract within the $205 million CAD contract between Textron Systems and Rheinmetall that was announced in October 2012.
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 02:09 PM

 

Venezuela takes delivery of more Russian-made Pechora 2M air defense missile system
 

Boats continue to arrive at the port of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, loaded with Russian-made weapons and military equipment for the Venezuelan armed forces. According to the local newspaper Notitarde, more than five boats arrived at the port during the month of January.

Boats continue to arrive at the port of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, loaded with Russian-made weapons and military equipment for the Venezuelan armed forces. According to the local newspaper Notitarde, more than five boats arrived at the port during the month of January.
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Thursday, January 31, 2013, 08:39 AM

 

Successfull trial completed of upgraded Israeli Iron Dome counter rockets air defense system
 

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Ministry of Defense, responsible for the development of Israel's multi-level defense system, completed a series of pre-planned trials in January 2013 as part of a project to upgrade the Iron Dome missile interception system.

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Ministry of Defense, responsible for the development of Israel's multi-level defense system, completed a series of pre-planned trials in January 2013 as part of a project to upgrade the Iron Dome missile interception system.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 02:13 PM

 

Norwegian army purchases 62 LMV Light Multirole armoured vehicles of IVECO Defence Vehicles
 

Iveco Defence Vehicles announces that the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has agreed to the procurement of a further tranche of 62 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV). The LAV, internationally known as the Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV), is an adaptable, highly mobile vehicle featuring outstanding protection against mine, IED and ballistic attack, with a focus on delivering crew survivability.

Iveco Defence Vehicles announces that the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has agreed to the procurement of a further tranche of 62 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV). The LAV, internationally known as the Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV), is an adaptable, highly mobile vehicle featuring outstanding protection against mine, IED and ballistic attack, with a focus on delivering crew survivability.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 09:47 AM

 

Successfully flight test for the Boeing GMD Ground-based Midcourse Defense missile system
 

Boeing [NYSE: BA], working with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and industry teammates, today returned the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system to testing with a successful flight. GMD is the United States' only defense against long-range ballistic missile threats.

Boeing [NYSE: BA], working with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and industry teammates, today returned the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system to testing with a successful flight. GMD is the United States' only defense against long-range ballistic missile threats.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 10:40 AM

 

Iran will unveil production of new armoured vehicles and aircraft in the next few days
 

The Iranian Armed Forces plan to unveil its latest achievements in the production of armored vehicles, missiles and aircraft in the next few days, a senior Iranian military commander announced on Monday, January 28, 2013.

The Iranian Armed Forces plan to unveil its latest achievements in the production of armored vehicles, missiles and aircraft in the next few days, a senior Iranian military commander announced on Monday, January 28, 2013.
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Monday, January 28, 2013, 06:41 PM

 

India to display its new Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile at military parade in New Delhi
 

India displayed its military strength on Saturday, January 26, 2013, while holding the 64th Republic Day parade in the capital, showing its new Agni-V intercontinental missile which is capable of striking targets some 6,000 km away. The highlight of the 100-minute parade was the nuclear-capable Agni-V ballistic missile, developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization.

India displayed its military strength on Saturday, January 26, 2013, while holding the 64th Republic Day parade in the capital, showing its new Agni-V intercontinental missile which is capable of striking targets some 6,000 km away. The highlight of the 100-minute parade was the nuclear-capable Agni-V ballistic missile, developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization.
Monday, January 28, 2013, 03:08 PM

 

Iran starts mass production of new home-made air defense missile system Ya Zahra
 

The Iranian Defense Ministry started mass production of an advanced home-made air defense missile system. The production line of Ya Zahra air defense missile system was officially inaugurated on Sunday, January 27, 2013, in a special ceremony attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.

The Iranian Defense Ministry started mass production of an advanced home-made air defense missile system. The production line of Ya Zahra air defense missile system was officially inaugurated on Sunday, January 27, 2013, in a special ceremony attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.
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Sunday, January 27, 2013, 03:54 PM

 

Elbit Systems awarded Israel Ministry of Defense order to develop advanced UAS features
 

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (the "Company") announced today that it has received an approximately $35 million contract from the Israel Ministry of Defense ("IMOD") for the development of advanced features for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) to be supplied within three years. One of the mission requirements is the quick re-configuration of the UAS’ payloads.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (the "Company") announced today that it has received an approximately $35 million contract from the Israel Ministry of Defense ("IMOD") for the development of advanced features for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) to be supplied within three years. One of the mission requirements is the quick re-configuration of the UAS’ payloads.
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 11:55 AM

 

British Royal Air Force will provide spy aircraft Sentinel R1 to support French Army in Mali
 

A surveillance aircraft Sentinel R1 from RAF (British Royal Air Force) Waddington has been sent to Mali Friday, January 25, 2013, to support France's military action there, the Ministry of Defence said. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the Sentinel R1 aircraft "has proved its worth in Libya and on an ongoing basis for counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan".

A surveillance aircraft Sentinel R1 from RAF (British Royal Air Force) Waddington has been sent to Mali Friday, January 25, 2013, to support France's military action there, the Ministry of Defence said. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the Sentinel R1 aircraft "has proved its worth in Libya and on an ongoing basis for counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan".
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 12:18 PM

 

Russian Defense Ministry will not purchase any more Italian 4x4 armoured vehicles LMV
 

The Russian Defense Ministry will not purchase any more Italian light multirole vehicles (LMV), Ground Forces commander Vladimir Chirkin said on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Almost all the Iveco LMVs that have been paid for have now been delivered and “we will not buy any more,” he said, explaining that the domestic manufacturer will be given priority.

The Russian Defense Ministry will not purchase any more Italian light multirole vehicles (LMV), Ground Forces commander Vladimir Chirkin said on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Almost all the Iveco LMVs that have been paid for have now been delivered and “we will not buy any more,” he said, explaining that the domestic manufacturer will be given priority.
Friday, January 25, 2013, 11:18 AM

 

Italy to send two C-130 transport aircraft and one 767 refueling plane to support French Army in Mali
 

Italy said on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, that it will send three planes to Mali to help support French and Malian troops battling Islamist rebels after parliament gave the green light for a two- to three-month logistical mission.

Italy said on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, that it will send three planes to Mali to help support French and Malian troops battling Islamist rebels after parliament gave the green light for a two- to three-month logistical mission.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013, 11:10 AM

 

Iran will unveil new defense equipment during ceremonies celebrating the Islamic Revolution
 

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi announced that his ministry would display several defense achievements in the next few days. Vahidi said new achievements will be unveiled during the Ten-Day Dawn ceremonies from January 31 to February 10, celebrating the victory of the Islamic Revolution back in 1979.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi announced that his ministry would display several defense achievements in the next few days. Vahidi said new achievements will be unveiled during the Ten-Day Dawn ceremonies from January 31 to February 10, celebrating the victory of the Islamic Revolution back in 1979.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 06:29 PM

 

Cassidian Optronics will supply new thermal imaging unit for Leopard 2 tanks of German army
 

Cassidian Optronics GmbH, previously known as Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH, will supply the new “Attica” thermal imaging unit for the commander’s periscope in the Bundeswehr’s Leopard 2 battle tanks.

Cassidian Optronics GmbH, previously known as Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH, will supply the new “Attica” thermal imaging unit for the commander’s periscope in the Bundeswehr’s Leopard 2 battle tanks.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 11:59 AM

 

United Kingdom sends 20 soldiers of Special Forces SAS and intelligence drones Reaper to Mali
 

Britain is to send spy planes, unmanned drones and special forces to Mali to ‘find and dismantle’ the Al Qaeda network behind the slaughter in Algeria. In an escalation of the UK’s support for French forces fighting the militants in the African country, David Cameron said he would commit ‘intelligence and counter terrorism assets’.

Britain is to send spy planes, unmanned drones and special forces to Mali to ‘find and dismantle’ the Al Qaeda network behind the slaughter in Algeria. In an escalation of the UK’s support for French forces fighting the militants in the African country, David Cameron said he would commit ‘intelligence and counter terrorism assets’.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 04:49 PM

 

Rheinmetall Defence wins new contracts for air defence systems from Malaysia and Kuwait
 

The Rheinmetall Group has recently booked a number of important air defence contracts. Malaysia, Kuwait and one other Asian country have all ordered air defence hardware and/or services from the Düsseldorf, Germany-based company, with a total value of around €280 million. The orders encompass solutions for ground, air and naval units.

The Rheinmetall Group has recently booked a number of important air defence contracts. Malaysia, Kuwait and one other Asian country have all ordered air defence hardware and/or services from the Düsseldorf, Germany-based company, with a total value of around €280 million. The orders encompass solutions for ground, air and naval units.
Monday, January 21, 2013, 03:41 PM

 

Patriot defense missile systems of Netherlands arrive in Turkey to be deployed on border with Syria
 

Patriot missile defense systems from the Netherlands are being unloaded from a ship in Iskenderun Port of southern Turkey early Monday morning, January 21, 2013, private Dogan news agency reported. The ship carrying the Netherlands' Patriot missile defense systems arrived at the Iskenderun Port in Hatay province on Sunday evening and the missile systems started to be unloaded from the ship early Monday morning, according to the report.

Patriot missile defense systems from the Netherlands are being unloaded from a ship in Iskenderun Port of southern Turkey early Monday morning, January 21, 2013, private Dogan news agency reported. The ship carrying the Netherlands' Patriot missile defense systems arrived at the Iskenderun Port in Hatay province on Sunday evening and the missile systems started to be unloaded from the ship early Monday morning, according to the report. Monday, January 21, 2013, 12:22 PM

 

United States will send military trainers to African nations to help fight the rebels in Mali
 

The United States will send military trainers to African nations committed to dispatching troops to fight the Islamic militants in Mali. The news came as more African troops were being sent in to join the Malian and French troops in combating the militants who are running the northern part of the country and heading southward.

The United States will send military trainers to African nations committed to dispatching troops to fight the Islamic militants in Mali. The news came as more African troops were being sent in to join the Malian and French troops in combating the militants who are running the northern part of the country and heading southward.
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Monday, January 21, 2013, 11:55 AM

 

Russia will loan to Bangladesh $1 billion to purchase Russian-made arms and military equipment
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, January 15, 2013, his country will loan Bangladesh $1 billion to purchase Russian-made arms and military equipment. Bangladesh is likely to use the money to buy MiG-29SMT fighter jets, upgrade an earlier batch of MiG-29s and purchase BTR-80 armored vehicles and Mi-171 military helicopters, the official Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, January 15, 2013, his country will loan Bangladesh $1 billion to purchase Russian-made arms and military equipment. Bangladesh is likely to use the money to buy MiG-29SMT fighter jets, upgrade an earlier batch of MiG-29s and purchase BTR-80 armored vehicles and Mi-171 military helicopters, the official Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 10:50 AM

 

Iranian army will unveil further optimization of its home-made Zolfaqar main battle tank
 

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the Army plans to unveil an optimized version of the home-made Zolfaqar tank in the near future. "The tank's fire control system and stabilizer have been optimized and it will be unveiled by the next two weeks," Pourdastan told reporters in Tehran.

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the Army plans to unveil an optimized version of the home-made Zolfaqar tank in the near future. "The tank's fire control system and stabilizer have been optimized and it will be unveiled by the next two weeks," Pourdastan told reporters in Tehran.
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 06:01 PM

 

Nexter Systems creates its new subdivision Nexter Robotics for counter mines and IEDs robots
 

On October 22, 2012, Nexter Systems created Nexter Robotics, a new subsidiary wholly-owned by the Group. Nexter Robotics provides new solutions for the needs expressed both by France’s Armed Forces and friendly forces abroad for small-scale robots capable of performing reconnaissance and counter-IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) missions for route clearance, while also offering new applications for Civil Security units.

On October 22, 2012, Nexter Systems created Nexter Robotics, a new subsidiary wholly-owned by the Group. Nexter Robotics provides new solutions for the needs expressed both by France’s Armed Forces and friendly forces abroad for small-scale robots capable of performing reconnaissance and counter-IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) missions for route clearance, while also offering new applications for Civil Security units. Friday January 18, 2013, 01:35 PM

 

Sagem delivers first 150 JIM LR 2 multifunction infrared binoculars to French army
 

Sagem (Safran) has delivered the first 150 JIM LR 2 multifunction long-range infrared binoculars to the French army, in line with the original delivery schedule. This delivery was part of the JIR TTA NG (1) program, covering a total of 1,175 multifunction binoculars.

Sagem (Safran) has delivered the first 150 JIM LR 2 multifunction long-range infrared binoculars to the French army, in line with the original delivery schedule. This delivery was part of the JIR TTA NG (1) program, covering a total of 1,175 multifunction binoculars.
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Friday January 18, 2013, 01:20 PM

 

Dutch armed forces to continue close cooperation with Rheinmetall in ammunition procurement
 

The Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf and the Dutch armed forces have agreed to extend an existing agreement for the supply of various ammunition types in close cooperation between Rheinmetall and the Netherlands. The new 7-year agreement runs to the end of 2019. Under the existing agreement, Rheinmetall generated annual sales averaging €25 million during each of the past two years.

The Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf and the Dutch armed forces have agreed to extend an existing agreement for the supply of various ammunition types in close cooperation between Rheinmetall and the Netherlands. The new 7-year agreement runs to the end of 2019. Under the existing agreement, Rheinmetall generated annual sales averaging €25 million during each of the past two years.
Friday January 18, 2013, 01:04 PM

 

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