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January 2013 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

Elbit Systems to provide the U.S. Army with Skylark® I LE Block 2 SUAS unmanned aerial system
 

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE:ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems, has been selected for award by the U.S. Army ACC-APG, Natick Contracting Division on behalf of the Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) Product Office. Elbit Systems of America was selected with four other companies to provide the full spectrum of SUAS products

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE:ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems, has been selected for award by the U.S. Army ACC-APG, Natick Contracting Division on behalf of the Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) Product Office. Elbit Systems of America was selected with four other companies to provide the full spectrum of SUAS products. Friday January 18, 2013, 12:46 PM

 

Sweden and Norway are teaming to procure heavy wheeled vehicles at lower cost
 

The Swedish and Norwegian militaries are teaming to procure heavy wheeled vehicles at a lower cost through high-order combined volumes. The project by Sweden's defense acquisition agency, FMV, and Norway's FLO, will result in a framework agreement with a truck manufacturer and cover 13 different vehicle variants.

The Swedish and Norwegian militaries are teaming to procure heavy wheeled vehicles at a lower cost through high-order combined volumes. The project by Sweden's defense acquisition agency, FMV, and Norway's FLO, will result in a framework agreement with a truck manufacturer and cover 13 different vehicle variants.
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Friday January 18, 2013, 12:17 PM

 

Fighting continues in Syria with death of the Belgian journalist Yves Debay in Aleppo
 

The Syrian army on Thursday, January 17, 2013, regained control of a central town in unrest-hit Hama province, said a military source, as activists reported killings of many people in several hotspots in the country. At the same, the website Al Arabiya News announced the death of the Belgian journalist Yves Debay, in Aleppo.

The Syrian army on Thursday, January 17, 2013, regained control of a central town in unrest-hit Hama province, said a military source, as activists reported killings of many people in several hotspots in the country. At the same time, the website Al Arabiya News announced the death of the Belgian journalist Yves Debay, in Aleppo.
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Friday January 18, 2013, 11:18 AM

 

Germany would send two military transport aircraft C-160 Transall to support French troops in Mali
 

German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere announced on Wednesday that Germany would send two military transport aircraft C-160 Transall to Mali, as a support to the military action of troops from Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) member states.

German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere announced on Wednesday that Germany would send two military transport aircraft C-160 Transall to Mali, as a support to the military action of troops from Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) member states.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013, 06:55 PM

 

Lockheed Martin JLTV Undergoes Successful Design Review
 

Lockheed Martin’s family of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles successfully completed a top-to-bottom government design review in late December, well ahead of the first Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) JLTVs that will begin rolling off the assembly line this spring.

Lockheed Martin’s family of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles successfully completed a top-to-bottom government design review in late December, well ahead of the first Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) JLTVs that will begin rolling off the assembly line this spring.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013, 17:06 PM

 

U.S. will support French Army Operation Serval in Mali with intelligence and refueling aircraft
 

The United States welcomed the French military action in Mali and was providing support to the French forces, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. In terms of the U.S. support to French troops, Nuland said Washington was already providing intelligence to the French military, and was considering to help them airlift forces into Mali and refuel their jet fighters.

The United States welcomed the French military action in Mali and was providing support to the French forces, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. In terms of the U.S. support to French troops, Nuland said Washington was already providing intelligence to the French military, and was considering to help them airlift forces into Mali and refuel their jet fighters.
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 09:06 AM

 

Germany offers logistic and medical support for the Operation Serval of French Army in Mali
 

Germany will offer logistic, medical or humanitarian support as French forces carried out air strikes for the fourth consecutive day against Islamist extremists in Mali, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday, January 14, 2013.

Germany will offer logistic, medical or humanitarian support as French forces carried out air strikes for the fourth consecutive day against Islamist extremists in Mali, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday, January 14, 2013.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 05:45 PM

 

ThalesRaytheonSystems delivers first Ground Master 400 (GM 400) radar to Finland
 

An official ceremony was held on January 15 at Finnish Air Force headquarters in Tikkakoski to mark the delivery by ThalesRaytheonSystems of a Ground Master 400 (GM 400) long-range air defense radar system. The ceremony was presided by the Chief of Staff of the Finnish Air Force, Brigadier-General Kari Salmi.

An official ceremony was held on January 15 at Finnish Air Force headquarters in Tikkakoski to mark the delivery by ThalesRaytheonSystems of a Ground Master 400 (GM 400) long-range air defense radar system. The ceremony was presided by the Chief of Staff of the Finnish Air Force, Brigadier-General Kari Salmi.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 11:01 AM

 

Belgium will contribute with C-130 transport aircraft and MEDEVAC helicopter for Mali operations
 

Belgium is set to contribute two C-130 transport planes and one MEDEVAC helicopter to back up France's offensive against Islamist fighters in Mali, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said Tuesday. A decision to offer “logistical” support will be taken at a special cabinet meeting on Mali later Tuesday to discuss a French request for backup, Reynders said on RTBF national radio.

Belgium is set to contribute two C-130 military transport aircraft and one MEDEVAC helicopter to back up France's offensive against Islamist fighters in Mali, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said Tuesday. A decision to offer “logistical” support will be taken at a special cabinet meeting on Mali later Tuesday, January 15, 2013, to discuss a French request for backup, Reynders said on RTBF national radio.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 04:01 PM

 

General Dynamics awarded a contract by the Colombian army for Light Armoured Vehicles LAV
 

The Colombian Ministry of National Defence has awarded a USD$65.3 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for 24 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) for the Colombian Army. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

The Colombian Ministry of National Defence has awarded a USD$65.3 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for 24 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) for the Colombian Army. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 09:15 AM

 

Successfully firing of Aspide 2000 ground-to-air missile for the Kuwait Army Air Defence Brigade
 

Another Aspide 2000 success in Kuwait reaffirms the missile’s status as a major aircraft buster. Fired from a Skyguard air defence system, the Aspide 2000 missiles brought down two Banshee remotely piloted targets at the Kuwait Air Defence Brigade's ADEIRA range during a live firing air defence exercise carried out on 18th and 19th December 2012.

Another Aspide 2000 success in Kuwait reaffirms the missile’s status as a major aircraft buster. Fired from a Skyguard air defence system, the Aspide 2000 missiles brought down two Banshee remotely piloted targets at the Kuwait Air Defence Brigade's ADEIRA range during a live firing air defence exercise carried out on 18th and 19th December 2012.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 08:30 AM

 

United States will provide military support to French Forces for the operation Serval in Mali
 

The Pentagon is preparing to provide military support to French forces in their new fight against rebel militants in northern Mali, according to senior defense officials. The United States is considering a range of options to help, including sending cargo aircrafts to lift more French ground troops into Mali, providing air refueling tankers for French air combat patrols, and offering intelligence gleaned from aerial surveillance.

The Pentagon is preparing to provide military support to French forces in their new fight against rebel militants in northern Mali, according to senior defense officials. The United States is considering a range of options to help, including sending cargo aircrafts to lift more French ground troops into Mali, providing air refueling tankers for French air combat patrols, and offering intelligence gleaned from aerial surveillance.
Monday, January 14, 2013, 09:23 PM

 

FNSS has delivered the AZMIM AACE Amphibious Armoured Earthmover to Turkish Army
 

The Amphibious Armoured Combat Earthmover (AZMIM) Vehicle delivery ceremony organized by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S, the leading company in Land Vehicles sector of Turkish Defense Industry, is realized on 11 January 2013 at FNSS facilities under the auspices of the esteemed Minister of National Defence Mr. Ismet Yilmaz.

The AACE Amphibious Armoured Combat Earthmover (AZMIM) Vehicle delivery ceremony organized by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S, the leading company in Land Vehicles sector of Turkish Defense Industry, is realized on 11 January 2013 at FNSS facilities under the auspices of the esteemed Turkish Minister of National Defence Mr. Ismet Yilmaz.
Monday, January 14, 2013, 10:10 AM

 

The Glock 17 Gen 4 pistol will replace the old Browning pistol in the British army
 

The British Ministry of Defence has signed a £9m contract to provide the British Armed Forces with more than 25,000 new Glock sidearms. The Glock 17 Gen 4 pistol is much lighter than the current Browning pistol, and more accurate. The Glock 17 also has an increased magazine capacity of 17 9mm rounds, compared to 13 rounds for the Browning.

The British Ministry of Defence has signed a £9m contract to provide the British Armed Forces with more than 25,000 new Glock sidearms. The Glock 17 Gen 4 pistol is much lighter than the current Browning pistol, and more accurate. The Glock 17 also has an increased magazine capacity of 17 9mm rounds, compared to 13 rounds for the Browning.
Monday, January 14, 2013, 09:01 AM

 

United Kingdom to help France for military operation in Mali with C17 military transport aircraft
 

A British Royal Air Force (RAF) C17 military cargo plane has arrived at a Paris airbase to help French military efforts to contain rebels in Mali. The first of two planes will load up with French armoured vehicles and other equipment before flying to the West African state on Monday, January 14, 2013.

A British Royal Air Force (RAF) C17 military cargo plane has arrived at a Paris airbase to help French military efforts to contain rebels in Mali. The first of two planes will load up with French armoured vehicles and other equipment before flying to the West African state on Monday, January 14, 2013.
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Monday, January 14, 2013, 08:25 AM

 

France continues air strikes with Rafale fighter aircraft against Islamist rebels in Mali
 

Four French Rafale fighter jets bombed Islamist rebel positions near the northern Malian town of Gao on Sunday, January 13, 2013, the French defense ministry confirmed. The strike destroyed Islamist bases and forced the insurgents to flee, an earlier AFP report quoted residents as saying.

Four French Rafale fighter jets bombed Islamist rebel positions near the northern Malian town of Gao on Sunday, January 13, 2013, the French defense ministry confirmed. The strike destroyed Islamist bases and forced the insurgents to flee, an earlier AFP report quoted residents as saying.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013, 08:50 PM

 

French army starts military operations to support Mali troops countering Islamist rebels offensive
 

French President Francois Hollande announced on Friday, January 11, 2013, that French forces have launched military intervention in support of Malian troops countering Islamist rebels' offensive. "We are faced with a blatant aggression that is threatening Mali's very existence. France can not accept this," said the French head of state.

French President Francois Hollande announced on Friday, January 11, 2013, that French forces have launched military intervention in support of Malian troops countering Islamist rebels' offensive. "We are faced with a blatant aggression that is threatening Mali's very existence. France can not accept this," said the French head of state.
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 09:17 AM

 

Defense equipment and arms exports from Israel to reach $7 billion in 2012
 

According to estimates published Thursday, January 10, 2013, by the defense ministry, Israeli defense equipment exports reached 7 billion U.S. dollars in 2012. The figure marks a 20-percent increase from the amount of defense-related exports in 2011. Official data will be provided by the ministry in March 2013.

According to estimates published Thursday, January 10, 2013, by the defense ministry, Israeli defense equipment exports reached 7 billion U.S. dollars in 2012. The figure marks a 20-percent increase from the amount of defense-related exports in 2011. Official data will be provided by the ministry in March 2013.
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Friday, January 11, 2013, 10:53 AM

 

Second battery of Russian-made TOR-M2 air defence system enters in service with Belarus army
 

Belarus has put the second battery of Russia's Tor-M2 air defense system into service, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday, January 10, 2013. Deputy Defense Minister Igor Lotenkov added that the military has also signed a contract for the delivery of the third battery in 2013.

Belarus has put the second battery of Russia's Tor-M2 air defense system into service, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday, January 10, 2013. Deputy Defense Minister Igor Lotenkov added that the military has also signed a contract for the delivery of the third battery in 2013.
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Friday, January 11, 2013, 10:10 AM

 

Bumar to supply Polish Army with ammunitions for Leopard 2A4 tank and BWP-1 armoured
 

Bumar Amunicja (Bumar Ammunition) will supply Polish Armed Forces with shells for the Leopard 2a4 tank, BWP-1 (infantry fighting vehicle), KTO Rosomak (Eng. “Wolverine” Wheeled Armored Vehicle) as well as shooting ammunition. The value of signed long-term contracts is PLN 268 million.

Bumar Amunicja (Bumar Ammunition) will supply Polish Armed Forces with shells for the Leopard 2a4 tank, BWP-1 (infantry fighting vehicle), KTO Rosomak (Eng. “Wolverine” Wheeled Armored Vehicle) as well as shooting ammunition. The value of signed long-term contracts is PLN 268 million.
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Friday, January 11, 2013, 10:10 AM

 

Mali's President asks the help of France for a military operation against Islamist rebels
 

Mali's president has asked France for help countering an offensive rebel groups who control the northern half of the country and are heading south. Mali has requested military aid from France after Islamists drove the army out of the northern town of Konna on Thursday, January 10, 2013, in the worst fighting the country has seen since militants took control of the north in April.

Mali's president has asked France for help countering an offensive rebel groups who control the northern half of the country and are heading south. Mali has requested military aid from France after Islamists drove the army out of the northern town of Konna on Thursday, January 10, 2013, in the worst fighting the country has seen since militants took control of the north in April.
Friday, January 11, 2013, 08:59 AM

 

Armed Forces of India could buy Belarus trucks from MZKT in place of TATRA trucks
 

India's armed forces are looking for an alternate missile deployment truck after the Defense Ministry put on hold procurement of a Tatra vehicle because of bribery allegations. Under consideration are trucks by manufacturers from Russia and, in particular, the Volat series made by MZKT -- Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant -- in Belarus, a report by the Press Trust of India said.

India's armed forces are looking for an alternate missile deployment truck after the Defense Ministry put on hold procurement of a Tatra vehicle because of bribery allegations. Under consideration are trucks by manufacturers from Russia and, in particular, the Volat series made by MZKT -- Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant -- in Belarus, a report by the Press Trust of India said.
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 01:29 PM

 

Russia and China are planning to boost cooperation on missile defense
 

Russia and China are planning to intensify their cooperation on missile defense in response to America’s growing missile defense potential around the globe, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said on Wednesday, January 10, 2013.

Russia and China are planning to intensify their cooperation on missile defense in response to America’s growing missile defense potential around the globe, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said on Wednesday, January 10, 2013.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013, 01:01 PM

 

NATO had detected one more launch of Scud medium range ballistic missile in Syria
 

A short-range ballistic missile Scud was fired inside Syria on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, following similar launches last week, a NATO official said on Thursday. The official condemned as "reckless" the missile launches, which U.S. officials called an escalation of the 21-month-old Syrian civil war when their use was first spotted last month.

A short-range ballistic missile Scud was fired inside Syria on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, following similar launches last week, a NATO official said on Thursday. The official condemned as "reckless" the missile launches, which U.S. officials called an escalation of the 21-month-old Syrian civil war when their use was first spotted last month.
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 12:19 PM

 

British Army has ordered French-made anti-sniper system Cilas SLD 500 for troops in Afghanistan
 

British army has ordered the French-made anti-sniper system SLD 500 to help protect troops in Afghanistan, even as spending on military equipment to defeat the Taliban is in decline as the drawdown of combat troops gathers pace.

British army has ordered the French-made anti-sniper system Cilas SLD 500 to help protect troops in Afghanistan, even as spending on military equipment to defeat the Taliban is in decline as the drawdown of combat troops gathers pace.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013, 09:56 AM

 

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