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June 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

After withdrawal of Iraqi Security Forces on the iraqi-Syrian border militants advance to Baghdad
 
Iraqi security forces fought back insurgents' attempts to advance towards the country's eastern province of Diyala on Thursday, June 12, 2014, while Sunni militant groups continued their march towards the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
Iraqi security forces fought back insurgents' attempts to advance towards the country's eastern province of Diyala on Thursday, June 12, 2014, while Sunni militant groups continued their march towards the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
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Friday, June 13, 2014 01:05 PM
 

Ukraine to increase its defense budget for 2014 by 22% to response tension with Russia
 
Ukraine had increased its defense spending for 2014 by 22 percent in response to the tensions in the eastern part of the country, a senior military official said here Thursday. "Today, the overall budget of the Defense Ministry totals 20.1 billion hryvnyas (around 1.72 billion U.S. dollars)," Deputy Director of the Defence Ministry's Finance Department Sergei Vinnik told a media briefing.
Ukraine had increased its defense spending for 2014 by 22 percent in response to the tensions in the eastern part of the country, a senior military official said here Thursday. "Today, the overall budget of the Defense Ministry totals 20.1 billion hryvnyas (around 1.72 billion U.S. dollars)," Deputy Director of the Defence Ministry's Finance Department Sergei Vinnik told a media briefing.
Friday, June 13, 2014 01:00 PM
 

British Army Royal Regiment of Scotland to train more than 300 members of Libyan security forces
 
British Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced Wednesday that the British Army is to train more than 300 members of the Libyan security forces in the coming six months. The Libyan forces, who arrived in Britain on Tuesday, will learn basic infantry skills and military leadership at Bassingbourn Camp in Cambridgeshire of England.
British Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced Wednesday that the British Army is to train more than 300 members of the Libyan security forces in the coming six months. The Libyan forces, who arrived in Britain on Tuesday, will learn basic infantry skills and military leadership at Bassingbourn Camp in Cambridgeshire of England.
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Friday, June 13, 2014 11:55 AM
 

SAAB & Ireland sign contracts for RBS 70 upgrade
 
Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Irish Defence Forces to provide upgrades to Ireland’s RBS 70 air defence missile systems. The order has a value of approximately SEK 40 million and includes deliveries of improved firing units, new simulators, night vision equipment and associated weapons support.
Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Irish Defence Forces to provide upgrades to Ireland’s RBS 70 air defence missile systems. The order has a value of approximately SEK 40 million and includes deliveries of improved firing units, new simulators, night vision equipment and associated weapons support.

Friday, June 13, 2014 11:50 AM
 

United States to help Iraq with limited troops and military equipment to fight jihadists
 
Calling the situation in Iraq “clearly an emergency situation,” President Barack Obama today said the Iraqi government will need more help from the United States and the international community to keep jihadists from getting a permanent foothold in the region.
Calling the situation in Iraq “clearly an emergency situation,” President Barack Obama today said the Iraqi government will need more help from the United States and the international community to keep jihadists from getting a permanent foothold in the region.
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Friday, June 13, 2014 08:39 AM
 

Liebherr has developed G-BKF four axle armoured crane rescue vehicle for German army
 
Liebherr has developed G-BKF, a four axle armoured crane rescue vehicle for the German Army. The G-BKF can rescue and tow the new generation of armoured control and command vehicles, armoured transport vehicles, MULTI FSA (swap body vehicles) and wheeled vehicles.
Liebherr has developed G-BKF, a four axle armoured crane rescue vehicle for the German Army. The G-BKF can rescue and tow the new generation of armoured control and command vehicles, armoured transport vehicles, MULTI FSA (swap body vehicles) and wheeled vehicles.
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Thursday, June 12, 2014 06:52 PM
 

US Army Lockheed Martin complete second series AMAS tests
 
The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin successfully completed new tests validating the ability of driverless military-truck convoys to operate successfully and safely in a variety of environments.
The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin successfully completed new tests validating the ability of driverless military-truck convoys to operate successfully and safely in a variety of environments.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 09:05 PM
 

Armed Forces of Ukraine and National Guard will be supplied with ‘Dozor-B’ armored vehicle
 
‘Dozor-B’ armored vehicle in amount of 200 units of Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau production - member enterprise of Ukroboronprom State Concern - will be supplied to Armed Forces of Ukraine and National Guard to put it into the service.
‘Dozor-B’ armored vehicle in amount of 200 units of Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau production - member enterprise of Ukroboronprom State Concern - will be supplied to Armed Forces of Ukraine and National Guard to put it into the service.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 02:30 PM
 

U.S. called on the NATO members to raise army budgets for modernization of military capabilities
 
Visiting Pentagon head Chuck Hagel Thursday called on the European allies to raise army budgets, to modernize military capabilities. "We will ask the Congress for around 1 billion dollars for training, to show the allies that we are willing to help them," U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel told a joint press conference in Black Sea port city Constanta with his Romanian counterpart Mircea Dusa.
Visiting Pentagon head Chuck Hagel Thursday called on the European allies to raise army budgets, to modernize military capabilities. "We will ask the Congress for around 1 billion dollars for training, to show the allies that we are willing to help them," U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel told a joint press conference in Black Sea port city Constanta with his Romanian counterpart Mircea Dusa.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 08:26 AM
 

Russian Paratroopers Test Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicle BTR-MD
 
The Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) have started testing eight advanced multi-purpose Rakushka armored personnel carriers in field conditions, military spokesman Yevgeny Meshkov said Tuesday 10 June.
The Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) have started testing eight advanced multi-purpose Rakushka armored personnel carriers in field conditions, military spokesman Yevgeny Meshkov said Tuesday 10 June.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014 09:20 PM
 

Russian Military Industrial Company LLC to unveil new BTR-82A1 8x8 armoured personnel carrier
 
Tuesday, May 29, 2014, during a demonstration at the training range of the automotive technology institute of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Defense Company Military-Industrial Company LLC (BMK) has unveiled a new variant of the BTR-82A equipped with a new turret, called BTR-82A1.
Tuesday, May 29, 2014, during a demonstration at the training range of the automotive technology institute of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Defense Company Military-Industrial Company LLC (BMK) has unveiled a new variant of the BTR-82A equipped with a new turret, called BTR-82A1.
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Monday, June 9, 2014 03:20 PM
 

Myanmar to manufacture locally Ukrainian-made BTR-3U 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier
 
Myanmar started manufacturing of Ukrainian-made 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier BTR-3U with spare parts supplied by Ukraine. Some pictures were released on Internet, showing assembly plant somewhere in Myanmar. Since 2003, the country has purchased 10 BTR-3U from Ukraine.
Myanmar started manufacturing of Ukrainian-made 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier BTR-3U with spare parts supplied by Ukraine. Some pictures were released on Internet, showing assembly plant somewhere in Myanmar. Since 2003, the country has purchased 10 BTR-3U from Ukraine.
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Monday, June 9, 2014 11:43 AM
 

Iranian army tests radar and missile systems during tactical air defense drills Mesbah Al-Hoda
 
Iran tested its radar and missile systems in a series of tactical air defense drills, codenamed 'Mesbah Al-Hoda', in the Southern parts of the country, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard announced on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Iran tested its radar and missile systems in a series of tactical air defense drills, codenamed 'Mesbah Al-Hoda', in the Southern parts of the country, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard announced on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
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Monday, June 9, 2014 10:00 AM
 

Large military operation of Algerian army on its Libyan border area involving 5,000 soldiers
 
A military operation led by Libya’s renegade ex-General Khalifa Haftar in the eastern city of Benghazi has achieved 55 percent of its targets in eradicating Islamist militants, a spokesman said on Friday, June 6, 2014. On Friday, the Algeria-based al-Watan newspaper citing a military source reported that the Algerian army is waging one of its “biggest operations since independence” on its Libyan border area, with thousands of troops dispatched.
A military operation led by Libya’s renegade ex-General Khalifa Haftar in the eastern city of Benghazi has achieved 55 percent of its targets in eradicating Islamist militants, a spokesman said on Friday, June 6, 2014. On Friday, the Algeria-based al-Watan newspaper citing a military source reported that the Algerian army is waging one of its “biggest operations since independence” on its Libyan border area, with thousands of troops dispatched. Sunday, June 8, 2014 06:13 PM
 

Swiss army has selected Elbit Systems drone Hermes 900 HFE to replace old ADS 95 drone
 
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that it was selected by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (“DDPS”), as the preferred supplier for the UAS 15 new reconnaissance drone program. The ADS 95 Ranger reconnaissance drone system, which the Swiss Armed Forces have been operating since 2001, will be replaced by 2020.
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that it was selected by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (“DDPS”), as the preferred supplier for the UAS 15 new reconnaissance drone program. The ADS 95 Ranger reconnaissance drone system, which the Swiss Armed Forces have been operating since 2001, will be replaced by 2020.
Sunday, June 8, 2014 05:20 PM
 

In June Russian airbornes forces will air-drop 20,000 paratroopers and 10 combat vehicles
 
Command of Russian airborne forces will air-drop about three divisions in June training planned in 15 regions with participation of more than 40,000 men and organic equipment, airborne forces spokesman Yevgeny Meshkov said on Friday, June 6, 2014.
Command of Russian airborne forces will air-drop about three divisions in June training planned in 15 regions with participation of more than 40,000 men and organic equipment, airborne forces spokesman Yevgeny Meshkov said on Friday, June 6, 2014.
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Saturday, June 7, 2014 09:04 AM
 

Malaysian and Chinese firms sign MoU for surface-to-air defence missile system LY-80 SAM
 
Aneka Bekal Sdn Bhd and Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co Ltd signed a MoU concerning the possibility for the purchase of chinese-made LY-80 Medium-Range-Air-Defence Missile Weapon System bundled with transfer of technology.
Aneka Bekal Sdn Bhd and Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co Ltd signed a MoU concerning the possibility for the purchase of chinese-made LY-80 Medium-Range-Air-Defence Missile Weapon System bundled with transfer of technology.
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Thursday, June 5, 2014 04:44 PM
 

Ukrainian BTR-4 8x8 armoured personnel carrier used during anti-terrorist operation in Sloviansk
 
“The newest BTR-4E armored personnel carriers, being produced by Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau, which is incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern, under the combat conditions have proved their high technical specifications,” – Ukroboronprom Temporary Acting Director General Yuriy Tereshchenko stated on Wednesday 4 June 2014.
“The newest BTR-4E armored personnel carriers, being produced by Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau, which is incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern, under the combat conditions have proved their high technical specifications,” – Ukroboronprom Temporary Acting Director General Yuriy Tereshchenko stated on wednesday 4 June 2014.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 03:10 PM
 

Russian Strategic Missile troops to conduct 120 training exercises over the next 6 months
 
Russia’s Strategic Missile Troops (RVSN) will conduct around 120 drills and training exercises over the next six months, Col. Igor Yegorov from Defense Ministry Press Office department for RVSN told the press on Monday, June 2, 2014.
Russia’s army Strategic Missile Troops (RVSN) will conduct around 120 drills and training exercises over the next six months, Col. Igor Yegorov from Defense Ministry Press Office department for RVSN told the press on Monday, June 2, 2014.
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Thursday , June 5, 2014 02:44 PM
 

Russian army test-fired Iskander-M ballistic missile during military drills
 
Russian armed forces are conducting a routine check of the military units in the country’s Western Military District, equipped with long-range high-precision Iskander missiles, the Ministry of Defense stated Monday 2 June 2014.
Russian armed forces are conducting a routine check of the military units in the country’s Western Military District, equipped with long-range high-precision Iskander missiles, the Ministry of Defense stated Monday 2 June 2014.
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Thursday, June 5, 2014 02:38 PM
 

Georgia could join NATO in the future if the country fulfils the requirements of membership
 
NATO Defence Ministers met with their Georgian counterpart, Irakli Alasania, on Wednesday (4 June) to discuss the regional implications of Russia’s illegal aggression against Ukraine and to review Georgia’s progress in reforming its defence sector.
NATO Defence Ministers met with their Georgian counterpart, Irakli Alasania, on Wednesday (4 June) to discuss the regional implications of Russia’s illegal aggression against Ukraine and to review Georgia’s progress in reforming its defence sector.
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Thursday, June 5, 2014 01:31 PM
 

Half of U.S. military vehicles in Afghanistan will be destroyed or sold to foreign countries
 
About half of the U.S. military vehicles still in Afghanistan – worth billions of dollars – aren’t coming home, and instead will be destroyed or otherwise disposed of by 2016, officials say. An even higher percentage of the rest of the remaining equipment also will be scrapped or left behind.
About half of the U.S. military vehicles still in Afghanistan – worth billions of dollars – aren’t coming home, and instead will be destroyed or otherwise disposed of by 2016, officials say. An even higher percentage of the rest of the remaining equipment also will be scrapped or left behind.
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Thursday , June 5, 2014 11:32 AM
 

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