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Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news July 2012
 
 
 
 

Syria is equipped with new Russian air defense missile system Pechora-2M
 

A video posted on youtube, Monday, July 9, 2012, shows that the Syrian army is equipped with the new Russian-made air defence missile system Pechora-2M. Some sources of information on Internet report that in 2011, Russia would have made modernization of air defense missile system S-125 Pechora (SA-3 Goa ) to Pechora-2M level.

A video posted on youtube, Monday, July 9, 2012, shows that the Syrian army is equipped with the new Russian-made air defence missile system Pechora-2M. Some sources of information on Internet report that in 2011, Russia would have made modernization of Syrian air defense missile system S-125 Pechora (SA-3 Goa ) to Pechora-2M level.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 12:35 AM

 

Russia has decided to stop delivered of weapons to Syria so long the situation is unstable
 

Russia will not deliver new weapons to Syria so long as the situation in that country is unstable, an official at the body in charge of monitoring Russia's arms trade said Monday, July 9, 2012, state media reported.

Russia will not deliver new weapons to Syria so long as the situation in that country is unstable, an official at the body in charge of monitoring Russia's arms trade said Monday, July 9, 2012, state media reported.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 10:06 AM

 

Iranian army air defense units test rapid reaction capabilities during tactical wargames
 

The power, capability, weapons and military systems of the Rapid Reaction units of Iran's Air Defense Force were tested in the second stage of the air defense exercises underway in the Northwestern parts of the country on Monday, July 9, 2012.

The power, capability, weapons and military systems of the Rapid Reaction units of Iran's Air Defense Force were tested in the second stage of the air defense exercises underway in the Northwestern parts of the country on Monday, July 9, 2012.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 08:10 AM

 

China and Argentina pledged to boost military cooperation
 

China and Argentina on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, pledged to boost military cooperation as Argentine Defense Minister Arturo Puricelli visited the Asian country. Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie held talks with his Argentine counterpart on Tuesday.

China and Argentina on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, pledged to boost military cooperation as Argentine Defense Minister Arturo Puricelli visited the Asian country. Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie held talks with his Argentine counterpart on Tuesday.
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Monday, July 9, 2012, 11:06 AM

 

Mobile test facility for MEADS Medium Extended Air Defense System missile has been delivered
 

A first-of-its-kind mobile test facility has been delivered to White Sands Missile Range, N.M. to support the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS). The mobile test facility, or the MEADS System Stimulator – Mobile (MSS-M), is a suite of test equipment that generates real-time synthetic targets and validates operational MEADS system performance. By accelerating data collection, it reduces time and cost required to validate system performance.

A first-of-its-kind mobile test facility has been delivered to White Sands Missile Range, N.M. to support the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS). The mobile test facility, or the MEADS System Stimulator – Mobile (MSS-M), is a suite of test equipment that generates real-time synthetic targets and validates operational MEADS system performance. By accelerating data collection, it reduces time and cost required to validate system performance. Monday, July 9, 2012, 10:26 AM

 

Teikovo Division of Russian Strategic Rocket Forces equipped with new Topol-M and Yars missile
 

The Teikovo missile division will be the first unit in the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN) to become fully armed with new land-based mobile Topol-M and Yars systems. Topol-M and Yars systems will carry 5th-generation RT-2PM2 and RS-24 ICBMs respectively.

The Teikovo missile division will be the first unit in the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN) to become fully armed with new land-based mobile Topol-M and Yars systems. Topol-M and Yars systems will carry 5th-generation RT-2PM2 and RS-24 ICBMs respectively.
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Sunday, July 8, 2012, 05:23 PM

 

United Kingdom will reduce its army from 102,000 to 82,000 soldiers under a plan called Army 2020
 

The British government announced Thursday, July 5, 2012, that the British army is to become smaller, with many units axed altogether as it undergoes a fundamental restructuring. The defense secretary Philip Hammond told the House of Commons that the Army's regular soldiers is set to fall from the current strength of 102,000 to 82,000, while reservists will double to 30,000 under a plan called Army 2020.

The British government announced Thursday, July 5, 2012, that the British army is to become smaller, with many units axed altogether as it undergoes a fundamental restructuring. The defense secretary Philip Hammond told the House of Commons that the Army's regular soldiers is set to fall from the current strength of 102,000 to 82,000, while reservists will double to 30,000 under a plan called Army 2020.
Sunday, July 8, 2012, 08:07 AM

 

After Turkey it's Lebanon who is affected by the Syrian conflict
 

Shells fired during clashes within Syria landed in a Lebanese town, killing one person and injuring three, Lebanon's army said Saturday, July 7, 2012. The shells hit the border town of Amayer, in Lebanon's Wady Khaled region, at 2 a.m. local time, the army's information directorate said in a statement. After Turkey it's Lebanon who is affected by the Syrian conflict.

Shells fired during clashes within Syria landed in a Lebanese town, killing one person and injuring three, Lebanon's army said Saturday, July 7, 2012. The shells hit the border town of Amayer, in Lebanon's Wady Khaled region, at 2 a.m. local time, the army's information directorate said in a statement. After Turkey it's Lebanon who is affected by the Syrian conflict.
Sunday, July 8, 2012, 07:20 AM

 

First prototype of the new Russian wheeled armoured vehicle Boomerang will be ready for 2013
 

The first prototypes of the new Russian-made wheeled armoured vehicle could be available for 2013, -said Director General of "Military-Industrial Company", Dmitry Galkin. According to Mister Galkin, the "Boomerang" will be marketed in several variants as light tank, infantry fighting vehicle and personnel carrier.

The first prototypes of the new Russian-made wheeled armoured vehicle could be available for 2013, -said Director General of "Military-Industrial Company", Dmitry Galkin. According to Mister Galkin, the "Boomerang" will be marketed in several variants as light tank, infantry fighting vehicle and personnel carrier.
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Saturday, July 7, 2012, 06:42 PM
 

Iran inaugurates the production line of a new anti-armour missile system named Dehlaviyeh
 

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on Saturday, July 7, 2012, inaugurated the production line of a new home-made anti-armor missile system named 'Dehlaviyeh'. "The Dehlaviyeh missile is one of the most hi-tech anti-armor missiles designed for destroying different advanced tanks which are equipped with reactive armor," Vahidi said at the inauguration ceremony of the missile system.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on Saturday, July 7, 2012, inaugurated the production line of a new home-made anti-armor missile system named 'Dehlaviyeh'. "The Dehlaviyeh missile is one of the most hi-tech anti-armor missiles designed for destroying different advanced tanks which are equipped with reactive armor," Vahidi said at the inauguration ceremony of the missile system.
Saturday, July 7, 2012, 05:20 PM

 

U.S. army takes delivery of last PTDS surveillance aerostat which is already in use in Afghanistan
 

The Persistent Threat Detection System entered its next chapter, May 29, as Lt. Col. Michael Parodi, product manager Meteorological and Target Identification Capabilities, was on hand at the Lockheed Martin facility in Akron, Ohio; to accept the delivery of the last PTDS ordered. Since its original introduction as a quick reaction capability the Army has procured 66 systems that have been used in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Persistent Threat Detection System entered its next chapter, May 29, as Lt. Col. Michael Parodi, product manager Meteorological and Target Identification Capabilities, was on hand at the Lockheed Martin facility in Akron, Ohio; to accept the delivery of the last PTDS ordered. Since its original introduction as a quick reaction capability the Army has procured 66 systems that have been used in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Thursday, July 5, 2012, 09:24 AM

 

Military exercises of Iranian army with bombing on mock bases of enemy with UAV
 

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) "successfully" bombarded the bases of a mock enemy during a drill in the southern part of Lut Desert on Tuesday, July 4, 2012, , Press Iranian TV reported.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) "successfully" bombarded the bases of a mock enemy during a drill in the southern part of Lut Desert on Tuesday, July 4, 2012, , Press Iranian TV reported.
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 11:31 AM

 

Thales to supply solutions for Norwegian Armed Forces CV90 infantry fighting vehicle upgrade
 

Thales Norway will deliver communication, security and soldier integration solutions for the CV90 upgrade programme as part of a Norwegian team lead by Kongsberg. The team, including Kongsberg, Thales Norway and Vinghøg, will supply combat systems for military vehicles to BAE Systems. BAE Systems, Sweden, is the main supplier to the Norwegian Army's upgrade programme of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle.

Thales Norway will deliver communication, security and soldier integration solutions for the CV90 upgrade programme as part of a Norwegian team lead by Kongsberg. The team, including Kongsberg, Thales Norway and Vinghøg, will supply combat systems for military vehicles to BAE Systems. BAE Systems, Sweden, is the main supplier to the Norwegian Army's upgrade programme of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 04:42 PM

 

Army of Yemen is deployed to protect engineer team of oil export pipeline
 

The Yemeni army deployed three brigades on Monday, July 2, 2012, to protect an engineer team which was repairing a crude export pipeline in the country's northeastern region due to threats of local militants, the interior ministry said.

The Yemeni army deployed three brigades on Monday, July 2, 2012, to protect an engineer team which was repairing a crude export pipeline in the country's northeastern region due to threats of local militants, the interior ministry said.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 12:49 AM

 

Iran will test several air defence missile systems during massive military exercises in the country
 

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) started massive missile wargames, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 7 (The Great Prophet 7), which include heavy missile tests in various places across the country. The participating IRGC missile units and bases started the preparatory phase of the wargames earlier today with the transfer of equipments to specified positions.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) started massive missile wargames, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 7 (The Great Prophet 7), which include heavy missile tests in various places across the country. The participating IRGC missile units and bases started the preparatory phase of the wargames earlier today with the transfer of equipments to specified positions.
Monday, July 2, 2012, 07:34 PM

 

The export of foreign weapons to Russia now exceed $ 100 million
 

In recent years, foreign arms shipments to Russia have increased considerably, surpassing $ 100 million, announced on Friday, June 29, 2012, to journalists Igor Sevastyanov, deputy director of the arms export agency Rosoboronexport Russia.

In recent years, foreign arms shipments to Russia have increased considerably, surpassing $ 100 million, announced on Friday, June 29, 2012, to journalists Igor Sevastyanov, deputy director of the Russian arms export agency Rosoboronexport.
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Monday, July 2, 2012, 11:44 AM

 

Russia and France will build jointly new armoured infantry fighting vehicle in the next few months
 

Russia and France will jointly build a new armored infantry vehicle in the next 18 months, the Rosoboronexport arms export monopoly said on Friday, June 29, 2012. Speaking at the Engineering Technologies forum at Zhukovsky near Moscow, Igor Sevastyanov, the company’s deputy chief, said he was heading a working party incorporating new technology from both nations and that a model had been made.

Russia and France will jointly build a new armored infantry vehicle in the next 18 months, the Rosoboronexport arms export monopoly said on Friday, June 29, 2012. Speaking at the Engineering Technologies forum at Zhukovsky near Moscow, Igor Sevastyanov, the company’s deputy chief, said he was heading a working party incorporating new technology from both nations and that a model had been made.
Monday, July 2, 2012, 11:19 AM

 

Azerbaijan does not abandon the idea of producing the assault rifle AK-74 under license
 

“Azerbaijan doesn’t intend to abandon the usage of AK-74 automatic submachine gun and plans to produce “Kalashnikov” by the end of the year,” said Minister of Defense Industry Yaver Jamalov while commenting the reports refusal of Azerbaijan from Kalashnikov submachine guns in favor of “Tavor”.

“Azerbaijan doesn’t intend to abandon the usage of AK-74 automatic submachine gun and plans to produce “Kalashnikov” by the end of the year,” said Minister of Defense Industry Yaver Jamalov while commenting the reports refusal of Azerbaijan from Kalashnikov submachine guns in favor of “Tavor”.
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Monday, July 2, 2012, 10:38 AM

 

ReconRobotics awarded contract for 1,000 miniature throwable mobile robots by the U.S. Army
 

ReconRobotics, Inc., the world leader in tactical micro-robot systems, announced today that it has been awarded a $13.9 million contract by the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force for up to 1,000 miniature, throwable, mobile robots.

ReconRobotics, Inc., the world leader in tactical micro-robot systems, announced today that it has been awarded a $13.9 million contract by the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force for up to 1,000 miniature, throwable, mobile robots.
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Monday, July 2, 2012, 10:06 AM

 

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