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Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news July 2012
 
 
 
 

Battle rages in Damascus between Syrian government troops and rebels
 

Intense fighting between the opposition and government forces is raging in a half-dozen areas of the Syrian capital Damascus, the day after a bomb struck at the heart of Syria's senior command, killing at least three of President Bashar al-Assad's top brass.

Intense fighting between the opposition and government forces is raging in a half-dozen areas of the Syrian capital Damascus, the day after a bomb struck at the heart of Syria's senior command, killing at least three of President Bashar al-Assad's top brass.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012, 12:25 AM

 

Departure for the 7th Chinese peacekeeping engineering detachment to Darfur
 

The first echelon including 150 officers and men of the 7th Chinese peacekeeping engineering detachment to Darfur, Sudan, departed from the Yaoqiang International Airport in Jinan, capital city of east China's Shandong province, at 21:00 of July 18, 2012, and officially embarked on the tour of duty thousands of miles away.

The first echelon including 150 officers and men of the 7th Chinese peacekeeping engineering detachment to Darfur, Sudan, departed from the Yaoqiang International Airport in Jinan, capital city of east China's Shandong province, at 21:00 of July 18, 2012, and officially embarked on the tour of duty thousands of miles away.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012, 11:53 AM

 

In his new organization the Irish army will consist of two large brigades instead of three now
 

Ireland on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, announced details of a reorganization plan of its permanent defense forces (PDF), in which it will consolidate the current three army brigades into two larger brigades to ensure an appropriate balance between the infantry and supporting elements.

Ireland on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, announced details of a reorganization plan of its permanent defense forces (PDF), in which it will consolidate the current three army brigades into two larger brigades to ensure an appropriate balance between the infantry and supporting elements.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 04:57 PM

 

United States is building a missile defense radar station for AN/TPY-2 in Qatar
 

United States Defense Department is building a missile defense radar station in Qatar, and construction was due to be completed this month, U.S. media reported on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. . According to a report on the website of the Wall Street Journal, the radar site is part of a system designed to defend U.S. interests and allies such as Israel and European countries against Iran's arsenal of ballistic missiles.

United States Defense Department is building a missile defense radar station in Qatar, and construction was due to be completed this month, U.S. media reported on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. . According to a report on the website of the Wall Street Journal, the radar site is part of a system designed to defend U.S. interests and allies such as Israel and European countries against Iran's arsenal of ballistic missiles.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 04:20 PM

 

African Union calls for a military operation to restore the government in Mali
 

The African Union (AU) on Saturday said Mali needs to form an inclusive government headed by exiled Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure by July 31, or may face international military intervention. The presidential-level meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) that convened here also called for the immediate disbandment of the military junta that has seized power.

The African Union (AU) on Saturday said Mali needs to form an inclusive government headed by exiled Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure by July 31, or may face international military intervention. The presidential-level meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) that convened here also called for the immediate disbandment of the military junta that has seized power.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 02:48 PM

 

Free Syrian army has applied Guerrilla-type combat against Syrian armed forces in Damascus
 

The clashes between the government armed forces and the Free Syrian army have continued overnight and after daybreak Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in a number of rebellious Damascus' southern neighborhoods, which have emerged as strongholds for armed insurgency.

The clashes between the government armed forces and the Free Syrian army have continued overnight and after daybreak Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in a number of rebellious Damascus' southern neighborhoods, which have emerged as strongholds for armed insurgency.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 10:32 AM

 

Eastern Military District of Russian army received new air defence missile systems TOR-M2U
 

As part of the Russian state defense order, the Air Defense Division of the Russian Army Eastern Military District will be equipped for the end of 2012 with new anti-aircraft air defense missile systems, "Tor-M2U". This will complete the air defense systems which are currently in service in the Eastern Military district.

As part of the Russian state defense order, the Air Defense Division of the Russian Army Eastern Military District will be equipped for the end of 2012 with new anti-aircraft air defense missile systems, "Tor-M2U". This will complete the air defense systems which are currently in service in the Eastern Military district.
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Monday, July 16, 2012, 02:51 PM

 

Heavy fighting in the capital Damascus between government forces and Free Syrian army
 

The Syrian capital Damascus has seen some of the heaviest fighting of the conflict so far, according to reports from activists and residents. Mortar and small-arms fire was reported in several areas as government forces clashed with the Free Syrian Army.

The Syrian capital Damascus has seen some of the heaviest fighting of the conflict so far, according to reports from activists and residents. Mortar and small-arms fire was reported in several areas as government forces clashed with the Free Syrian Army.
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Monday, July 16, 2012, 09:35 AM

 

Iran still hopes the delivery of S-300 air defence missile system by Russia
 

A senior Iranian legislator reiterated that the delivery of S-300 air-defense systems to Tehran by Russia is not banned by the resolutions approved by the UN Security Council against Iran and Moscow should present the system to Iran according to the contract.

A senior Iranian legislator reiterated that the delivery of S-300 air-defense systems to Tehran by Russia is not banned by the resolutions approved by the UN Security Council against Iran and Moscow should present the system to Iran according to the contract.
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Monday, July 16, 2012, 08:27 AM

 

MONUC and Democratic Republic of Congo armed forces are deployed with armoured near Goma
 

The United Nations Mission for Stabilization of Congo (MONUC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo Armed Forces (FARDC) have since Tuesday, July 10, 2012, deployed armoured vehicle , some 25 km north of Goma which is the headquarters of North-Kivu province, a well placed source in the province has confirmed to the Chinese Press Agency Xinhua.

The United Nations Mission for Stabilization of Congo (MONUC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo Armed Forces (FARDC) have since Tuesday, July 10, 2012, deployed armoured vehicles, some 25 km north of Goma which is the headquarters of North-Kivu province, a well placed source in the province has confirmed to the Chinese Press Agency Xinhua.
Saturday, July 14, 2012, 01:44 PM

 

Russian army Aerospace Defense Forces will carry out first test-firings of S-400 missile system
 

Russia's Army Aerospace Defense Forces will carry out their first test-firings of the new S-400 air defense missile system from August 10-16 at the Ashuluk firing range in Astrakhan Region, Defense Ministry spokesman Lt.Col. Dmitry Zenin said on Saturday, July 14, 2012.

Russia's Army Aerospace Defense Forces will carry out their first test-firings of the new S-400 air defense missile system from August 10-16 at the Ashuluk firing range in Astrakhan Region, Defense Ministry spokesman Lt.Col. Dmitry Zenin said on Saturday, July 14, 2012.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012, 12:19 AM

 

Israeli military is drawing plans for its future main battle tank with electromagnetic pulse cannon
 

The Israeli military is drawing plans for its future tank, The Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Among its main features, the tank, which the army hopes will roll off the assembly-lines in 2020, will be armed with a laser or an electromagnetic pulse cannon, powered by a hybrid engine and operated by a two-men crew, according to the report.

The Israeli military is drawing plans for its future tank, The Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Among its main features, the tank, which the army hopes will roll off the assembly-lines in 2020, will be armed with a laser or an electromagnetic pulse cannon, powered by a hybrid engine and operated by a two-men crew, according to the report.
Friday, July 13, 2012, 10:05 AM

 

India has successfully testfired its home-made nuclear-capable surface-to-air missile Agni 1
 

India on Friday, July 13, 2012, successfully testfired its home-made, nuclear-capable, surface-to-air Agni 1 missile from a military base in the eastern state of Odisha, sources said. It is the first trial of the Agni series of missiles after the much-celebrated success of the maiden test of 5000-km range Agni-V missile in April

India on Friday, July 13, 2012, successfully testfired its home-made, nuclear-capable, surface-to-air Agni 1 missile from a military base in the eastern state of Odisha, sources said. It is the first trial of the Agni series of missiles after the much-celebrated success of the maiden test of 5000-km range Agni-V missile in April.
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Friday, July 13, 2012, 09:46 AM

 

UN and Congolese troops with attack helicopters have opened fire against M23 rebels positions
 

MONUC (Security Council established the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and government helicopter gunships have opened fire on suspected rebel positions in eastern DR Congo. The attack against the M23 rebels took place north of the town of Goma, close to the border with Rwanda, the UN said.

MONUC (Security Council established the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and government helicopter gunships have opened fire on suspected rebel positions in eastern DR Congo. The attack against the M23 rebels took place north of the town of Goma, close to the border with Rwanda, the UN said.
Friday, July 13, 2012, 09:18 AM

 

Syrian armed forces continue to massacre the civilian population in the rebellion Hama region
 

More than 200 Syrians, mostly civilians, were massacred in the village of Tremseh in the rebellious Hama region when it was bombarded by helicopter gunships and tanks and then stormed by militiamen, opposition activists said. Opposition activists quoted residents as saying the village was attacked with helicopter gunships and tanks.

More than 200 Syrians, mostly civilians, were massacred in the village of Tremseh in the rebellious Hama region when it was bombarded by helicopter gunships and tanks and then stormed by militiamen, opposition activists said. Opposition activists quoted residents as saying the village was attacked with helicopter gunships and tanks.
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Friday, July 13, 2012, 08:22 AM

 

Israeli Army deploys rocket defense system Iron Dome to the Red Sea port city of Eilat
 

The Israeli military has deployed the Iron Dome rocket-defense system to the Red Sea port city of Eilat. A military spokeswoman told Xinhua on Thursday, July 10, 2012, that a single battery was stationed near the city as part of a "routine operational deployment program," in which the batteries are periodically relocated to different sites throughout the country.

The Israeli army has deployed the Iron Dome rocket-defense system to the Red Sea port city of Eilat. A military spokeswoman told Xinhua on Thursday, July 10, 2012, that a single battery was stationed near the city as part of a "routine operational deployment program," in which the batteries are periodically relocated to different sites throughout the country.
Thursday, July 12, 2012, 05:05 PM

 

American MQ-1 Predator UAV could be exported to the Middle East and Latin America
 

American Defense firm General Atomics expects the first sales of an unarmed export version of its Predator drone within months, seeing the Middle East and Latin America as particularly fertile markets. So far, almost all of the more than 500 drones sold by the firm have gone to the U.S. military, a handful of other U.S. civilian government agencies, plus Britain, Italy and Turkey.

American Defense firm General Atomics expects the first sales of an unarmed export version of its Predator drone within months, seeing the Middle East and Latin America as particularly fertile markets. So far, almost all of the more than 500 drones sold by the firm have gone to the U.S. military, a handful of other U.S. civilian government agencies, plus Britain, Italy and Turkey.
Thursday, July 12, 2012, 08:38 AM

 

Lebanon sends more army troops on the northern border with Syria
 

The Lebanese cabinet that convened Monday night at Baabda Presidential Palace decided to reinforce the army deployment on the northern border with Syria and take all the necessary measures to better control the border and prevent any infiltration of armed elements into Syria.

The Lebanese cabinet that convened Monday night at Baabda Presidential Palace decided to reinforce the army deployment on the northern border with Syria and take all the necessary measures to better control the border and prevent any infiltration of armed elements into Syria.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 10:59 AM

 

Thales Australia signs a contract with Rockwell Collins Australia to deliver optronics systems
 

Thales Australia has signed a contract with prime contractor Rockwell Collins Australia to deliver its market-leading optronics systems as part of a Department of Defence indirect fire support upgrade programme.

Thales Australia has signed a contract with prime contractor Rockwell Collins Australia to deliver its market-leading optronics systems as part of a Department of Defence indirect fire support upgrade programme.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 10:38 AM

 

UN forces and Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers protect civilians against the M23 rebels
 

UN forces (MONUSCO) and Democratic Republic of Congo troops are reinforcing a key city in the east of the country to guard against attack by rebels who have seized ground in recent days. DR Congo authorities and the United Nations fear that the M23 movement, which took one town on the Uganda border last week and forced 600 government troops to flee, may target the provincial capital of Goma, UN officials said.

UN forces (MONUSCO) and Democratic Republic of Congo troops are reinforcing a key city in the east of the country to guard against attack by rebels who have seized ground in recent days. DR Congo authorities and the United Nations fear that the M23 movement, which took one town on the Uganda border last week and forced 600 government troops to flee, may target the provincial capital of Goma, UN officials said.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 08:28 AM

 

BAE Systems Bradley combat vehicle BUSK III upgrade ahead of schedule and under budget
 

BAE Systems recently completed Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III (BUSK III) upgrades to 236 U.S. Army Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles stationed in Korea one month early and 20 percent under budget. BUSK upgrades enhance the protection, capabilities, and functionality of Bradley Combat Systems in urban operations.

BAE Systems recently completed Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III (BUSK III) upgrades to 236 U.S. Army Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles stationed in Korea one month early and 20 percent under budget. BUSK upgrades enhance the protection, capabilities, and functionality of Bradley Combat Systems in urban operations.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 07:39 PM

 

Indonesia and Germany on the way to increase cooperation in the defence area
 

Indonesia and Germany will work together to increase bilateral trade volume, seek the possibility to cooperate in infrastructure development and defense, leaders of the countries said here on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the remarks at a joint press conference after their meeting at the State Palace.

Indonesia and Germany will work together to increase bilateral trade volume, seek the possibility to cooperate in infrastructure development and defense, leaders of the countries said here on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the remarks at a joint press conference after their meeting at the State Palace.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 07:29 PM

 

Denel of South Africa has signed a contract with Malaysia to supply turrets for new Deftech AV8
 

Denel of South Africa has signed a 340 million euro (R3.5 billion) contract with Malaysia to supply a range of turret and integrated weapon systems to be fitted onto Deftech AV8 8 X 8 armoured infantry fightingvehicles. The deal has been several years in the making.

Denel of South Africa has signed a 340 million euro (R3.5 billion) contract with Malaysia to supply a range of turret and integrated weapon systems to be fitted onto Deftech AV8 8 X 8 armoured infantry fightingvehicles. The deal has been several years in the making.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 06:49 PM

 

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