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January 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
 
 

The new local-made Dhanush 155mm howitzer will enter in service with the Army of India
 

The Indian Army will soon be adding the 155 mm gun 'Dhanush' to its range of guns which have been proving their prowess and deadly firepower in various battlefields. The Indian army, which already has the 155 mm Bofors gun, will induct Dhanush, which would add even more might to the regiment of artillery, said army officials at the Exercise Mahasangram, on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

The Indian Army will soon be adding the 155 mm gun 'Dhanush' to its range of guns which have been proving their prowess and deadly firepower in various battlefields. The Indian army, which already has the 155 mm Bofors gun, will induct Dhanush, which would add even more might to the regiment of artillery, said army officials at the Exercise Mahasangram, on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 04:46 PM

 

Azerbaijan and France sign a technical agreement on cooperation in defense sector
 

Azerbaijani and French Defense Ministries signed a technical agreement on cooperation in defense sector, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said. The document was signed during Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov's official visit to France, which started on January 13.

Azerbaijani and French Defense Ministries signed a technical agreement on cooperation in defense sector, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said. The document was signed during Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov's official visit to France, which started on January 13.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 04:23 PM

 

Army of Indonesia orders Thales ForceSHIELD air defense system with STARStreak missiles
 

Thales UK today announced that it has signed a contract worth over £100 million with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence for ForceSHIELD,Thales’s integrated Advanced Air Defence system. In addition to the supply of STARStreak short-range air defence missiles, the system comprises CONTROLMaster 200 radar and weapon coordination systems, RAPIDRanger mobile weapon systems and Lightweight Multiple Launchers.

Thales UK today announced that it has signed a contract worth over £100 million with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence for ForceSHIELD,Thales’s integrated Advanced Air Defence system. In addition to the supply of STARStreak short-range air defence missiles, the system comprises CONTROLMaster 200 radar and weapon coordination systems, RAPIDRanger mobile weapon systems and Lightweight Multiple Launchers.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 08:55 AM

 

U.S. Army has selected the Blackhawk Serpa tactical holster for Modular Tactical Holster Program
 

ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced the U.S. Army recently selected the BLACKHAWK!® SERPA® Tactical Holster for its Improved Modular Tactical Holster Program. The five-year, $24 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity, multiple source contract was awarded to BLACKHAWK! distributor ADS, Inc. (Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc.).

ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced the U.S. Army recently selected the BLACKHAWK!® SERPA® Tactical Holster for its Improved Modular Tactical Holster Program. The five-year, $24 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity, multiple source contract was awarded to BLACKHAWK! distributor ADS, Inc. (Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc.).
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:05 AM

 

Defense Export of Turkey up to 10% for 2013 with a total amount of $1.4 billion
 

Turkey’s defense exports totaled $1.4 billion in 2013, marking a 10 percent rise from the previous year, Turkey’s Defense and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association (SSI) has said. “While the country’s overall exports saw a stagnant year in 2013, defense and aerospace exports witnessed remarkable progress,” SSI head Latif Aral Alis was quoted as saying in a statement released by the association.

Turkey’s defense exports totaled $1.4 billion in 2013, marking a 10 percent rise from the previous year, Turkey’s Defense and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association (SSI) has said. “While the country’s overall exports saw a stagnant year in 2013, defense and aerospace exports witnessed remarkable progress,” SSI head Latif Aral Alis was quoted as saying in a statement released by the association.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:00 AM

 

China military to give priority to local brands for the purchase of military vehicles
 

The Chinese military issued a series of written instructions on Monday calling for increased efficiency in its operations and vowing to give priority to local brands when purchasing military and official vehicles. The move follows a central government regulation on Nov 25 standardizing the management of government funds and banning extravagance on the part of Party and government bodies.

The Chinese military issued a series of written instructions on Monday, January 13, 2014, calling for increased efficiency in its operations and vowing to give priority to local brands when purchasing military and official vehicles. The move follows a central government regulation on Nov 25 standardizing the management of government funds and banning extravagance on the part of Party and government bodies.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 09:09 AM

 

China has successfully tested its first hypersonic missile
 

China has successfully tested its first hypersonic missile delivery vehicle capable of penetrating US missile defense system and delivering nuclear warheads with record breaking speeds, Pentagon officials have confirmed.

China has successfully tested its first hypersonic missile delivery vehicle capable of penetrating US missile defense system and delivering nuclear warheads with record breaking speeds, Pentagon officials have confirmed.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 07:29 AM

 

Peruvian army has selected Chinese Type 90B 122 MLRS Launch Rocket System to replace BM-21
 

Parliament of Peru confirmed December 13, 2013 the bid for Chinese-made artillery systems. According to some military sources, the Peruvian army could be equipped with the Chinese 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System Type 90B.

Parliament of Peru confirmed December 13, 2013 the bid for Chinese-made artillery systems. According to some military sources, the Peruvian army could be equipped with the Chinese 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System Type 90B.
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Monday, January 13, 2014 10:15 AM

 

Chinese army holds live fire military exercises in cold region to test UAVs and artillery equipment
 

Chinese Army holds live fire military exercises in cold region of China with UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and towed howitzer. Army of China use live fire exercises as an opportunity to use real ammunition in a realistically created combat situation.

Chinese Army holds live fire military exercises in cold region of China with UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and towed howitzer. Army of China use live fire exercises as an opportunity to use real ammunition in a realistically created combat situation.
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Sunday, January 12, 2014 01:39 PM

 

Army of Cambodia performs first live fire exercises RM-70 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket
 

In December 2013, Army of Cambodia has performed a live fire exercise to test the capacity of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in defending territorial integrity, an army chief said. During the drill, Cambodian soldiers have fired with BM-21 and for the first time with the new RM-70 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System.

In December 2013, Army of Cambodia has performed a live fire exercise to test the capacity of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in defending territorial integrity, an army chief said. During the drill, Cambodian soldiers have fired with BM-21 and for the first time with the new RM-70 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System.
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Saturday, January 11, 2014 06:55 PM

 

Aeros to receive orders for new rapid deployable tactical aerostat system for military use
 

Worldwide Aeros Corp. (Aeros), a leading FAA-certified lighter-than-air (LTA) manufacturer and technology innovator, announced today the company has received multiple orders for a new low-cost and rapidly deployable tactical aerostat system to be used by DOD operators.

Worldwide Aeros Corp. (Aeros), a leading FAA-certified lighter-than-air (LTA) manufacturer and technology innovator, announced today the company has received multiple orders for a new low-cost and rapidly deployable tactical aerostat system to be used by DOD operators.
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Saturday, January 11, 2014 01:11 PM

 

United States to send military advisers and trainers to help AMISOM UN mission in Somalia
 

A small team of U.S. military advisers is now operating in Somalia. The U.S. defense official said the small team of advisers are not combat troops but are serving in Mogadishu as planners, communicators and advisers between AMISOM and the Somali government.

A small team of U.S. military advisers is now operating in Somalia. The U.S. defense official said the small team of advisers are not combat troops but are serving in Mogadishu as planners, communicators and advisers between AMISOM and the Somali government.
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Saturday, January 11, 2013 11:26 AM

 

Kongsberg to deliver Protector M151 Remote Weapon Stations to upgrade Piranha III of Irish Army
 

KONGSBERG has signed a contract for the delivery of PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) for the Piranha III upgrade program in Ireland. The Irish Defence Force is expected to upgrade its entire Piranha III fleet with PROTECTOR M151 systems over the next five years. This contract supports the first set of these upgrade and deliveries of the PROTECTOR are planned in September 2014.

KONGSBERG has signed a contract for the delivery of PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) for the Piranha III upgrade program in Ireland. The Irish Defence Force is expected to upgrade its entire Piranha III fleet with PROTECTOR M151 systems over the next five years. This contract supports the first set of these upgrade and deliveries of the PROTECTOR are planned in September 2014.
Friday, January 10, 2013 04:26 PM

 

Army of Lithuania will be equipped with the Belgian-made SCAR-H PR 7.62mm sniper rifle
 

The Belgian Company FN Herstal has confirmed the purchase by the Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense of FN SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle). A statement of the Ministry of Defense said that the contract is worth €2.87 million with the first delivery to begin this year. The total of rifles ordered was not disclosed by the ministry.

The Belgian Company FN Herstal has confirmed the purchase by the Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense of FN SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle). A statement of the Ministry of Defense said that the contract is worth €2.87 million with the first delivery to begin this year. The total of rifles ordered was not disclosed by the ministry.
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Friday, January 10, 2014 11:59 AM

 

Chinese military experts call to create network warfare force in China
 

Wu Jiangxing, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, called for the construction of Internet 'border guards' to cope with the current network security situation. Following recent developments, cyberspace has gradually developed into the 'fifth battlefield' after the land, sea, air and outer space, according to Wu Jiangxing, who is also a computer and network technology specialist.

Wu Jiangxing, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, called for the construction of Internet 'border guards' to cope with the current network security situation. Following recent developments, cyberspace has gradually developed into the 'fifth battlefield' after the land, sea, air and outer space, according to Wu Jiangxing, who is also a computer and network technology specialist.
Friday, January 10, 2014 11:45 AM

 

Vietnam would like to buy Russian-made T-90 main battle tanks to increase its military power
 

According to the website Voice of Russia, Vietnam would like to buy Russian-made main battle tank T-90. Vietnam wants to equip its armed forces with modern main battle tanks to response about the increase of military power from its neighboring countries.

According to the website Voice of Russia, Vietnam would like to buy Russian-made main battle tank T-90. Vietnam wants to equip its armed forces with modern main battle tanks to response about the increase of military power from its neighboring countries.
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Friday, January 10, 2014 10:14 AM

 

Iranian-made KH-2002 Kyaybar 5.56mm bullpup assault rifle enters in service with Iranian army
 

A recent picture unveiled on Internet shows an Iranian soldier armed with the new Iranian-made 5.56mm caliber bullpup assault rifle KH-2002 Kyaybar or Khyber. This assault rifle is a recent development of the Iranian Defense Industry Organization.

A recent picture unveiled on Internet shows an Iranian soldier armed with the new Iranian-made 5.56mm caliber bullpup assault rifle KH-2002 Kyaybar or Khyber. This assault rifle is a recent development of the Iranian Defense Industry Organization.
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Thursday, January 9, 2014 11:33 AM

 

Russian Aerospace Defense Force will be equipped with dozens of new radars this year
 

The Russian Aerospace Defense Force will add dozens of radars this year, a force spokesman said Wednesday, January 8, 2013. The list includes six Nebo-M active electronically scanned arrays (AESA) and a mix of 23 Podlyot low-altitude and Sopka medium- and high-altitude radars, the spokesman told journalists.

The Russian Aerospace Defense Force will add dozens of radars this year, a force spokesman said Wednesday, January 8, 2013. The list includes six Nebo-M active electronically scanned arrays (AESA) and a mix of 23 Podlyot low-altitude and Sopka medium- and high-altitude radars, the spokesman told journalists.
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Thursday, January 9, 2014 10:33 AM

 

Chinese military ended mine clearance course for 52 Cambodian peacekeepers forces
 

Chinese military trainers on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, successfully ended the 2nd mine clearance course for 52 Cambodian peacekeeping forces after a six-week intensive training. The course, instructed by a team of 12 Chinese military experts, had been conducted at the Institute for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance.

Chinese military trainers on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, successfully ended the 2nd mine clearance course for 52 Cambodian peacekeeping forces after a six-week intensive training. The course, instructed by a team of 12 Chinese military experts, had been conducted at the Institute for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 09:33 AM

 

Army Recognition the Official Online Show Daily News for DSA 2014 Defense Exhibition Malaysia
 

Army Recognition is proud to announce its selection as official Media Partner and official Online Show Daily News for DSA 2014, the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition & Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which will be held from the 14 – 17 April 2014.

Army Recognition is proud to announce its selection as official Media Partner and official Online Show Daily News for DSA 2014, the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition & Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which will be held from the 14 – 17 April 2014.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 04:32 PM

 

Army of Philippine to acquire M113 armoured personnel carrier fitted with 76mm Scorpion turret
 

The Philippine Army will acquire 14 M113 armored personnel carriers in 2015 to boost its fire support capabilities. Army spokesperson Capt. Anthony Bacus said the M113 vehicles will be fitted with 76-mm turrets among others from decommissioned Scorpion combat vehicle reconnaissance (tracked) units.

The Philippine Army will acquire 14 M113 armored personnel carriers in 2015 to boost its fire support capabilities. Army spokesperson Capt. Anthony Bacus said the M113 vehicles will be fitted with 76-mm turrets among others from decommissioned British-made Scorpion combat vehicle reconnaissance (tracked) units.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:14 AM

 

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