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March 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Army of Thailand could purchase WS-1B and WS-32 MLRS rocket launcher systems from China 3103145

Army of Thailand could purchase WS-1B and WS-32 MLRS rocket launcher systems from China
 

The Royal Thai Army is considering the purchase of two new types of multiple rocket launcher systems from China, according to the Canada-based Kanwa Defense Weekly. According to Chinese source, Thailand is likely to import WS-1B and WS-32 launchers from China, which will be renamed the DTI-1 and the DTI-1G respectively.

The Royal Thai Army is considering the purchase of two new types of multiple rocket launcher systems from China, according to the Canada-based Kanwa Defense Weekly. According to Chinese source, Thailand is likely to import WS-1B and WS-32 launchers from China, which will be renamed the DTI-1 and the DTI-1G respectively.
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Monday, March 31, 2014 11:55 AM

 

Russia gives green light to sell S-400 air defense missile systems to China 3103144

Russia gives green light to sell S-400 air defense missile systems to China
 

Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has given a green light to sell the country's newest S-400 air defense guided missile system to China, which Russian media claim will give Beijing an edge in the airspace of the Taiwan Strait and over islands in the East China Sea.

Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has given a green light to sell the country's newest S-400 air defense guided missile system to China, which Russian media claim will give Beijing an edge in the airspace of the Taiwan Strait and over islands in the East China Sea.
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Monday, March 31, 2014 11:32 AM

 

New modernized version of LAV-AT Anti-Tank armoured enhances capability of U.S. Marines 3103143

New modernized version of LAV-AT Anti-Tank armoured enhances capability of U.S. Marines
 

Development of the LAV-ATs has already successfully met threshold testing as four of the prototypes have fired 14 missiles at government facilities. In mid-March, the vehicles were put through a swim test and landing craft air cushion tests at the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Development of the LAV-ATs has already successfully met threshold testing as four of the prototypes have fired 14 missiles at government facilities. In mid-March, the vehicles were put through a swim test and landing craft air cushion tests at the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
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Monday, March 31, 2014 10:55 AM

 

Philippines looks to acquire Raytheon MIM-23 HAWK surface-to-air defense missile system 3103142

Philippines looks to acquire Raytheon MIM-23 HAWK surface-to-air defense missile system
 

The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) is looking at the possibility of acquiring improved and enhanced versions of the Raytheon MIM-23 HAWK (Homing All the Way Killer) surface-to-air missiles (SAMs).

The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) is looking at the possibility of acquiring improved and enhanced versions of the Raytheon MIM-23 HAWK (Homing All the Way Killer) surface-to-air missiles (SAMs).
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Monday, March 31, 2014 10:35 AM

 

South Korea fires with K-9 howitzers after North Korean shells landed in its territorial waters 3103

South Korea fires with K-9 howitzers after North Korean shells landed in its territorial waters
 

North Korea has exchanged artillery fire with South Korea across the countries' disputed western maritime border. Official in Seoul say South Korea returned fire after North Korean shells landed in its territorial waters.

North Korea has exchanged artillery fire with South Korea across the countries' disputed western maritime border. Official in Seoul say South Korea returned fire after North Korean shells landed in its territorial waters.
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Monday, March 31, 2014 09:35 AM

 

U.S. National Guard of Colorado to share tactics and techniques with Jordanian armed forces 3003146

U.S. National Guard of Colorado to share tactics and techniques with Jordanian armed forces
 

Senior United States and Jordanian military leaders sought to deepen the already robust National Guard State Partnership Program pairing of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan with Colorado.

Senior United States and Jordanian military leaders sought to deepen the already robust National Guard State Partnership Program pairing of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan with Colorado.
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Sunday, March 30, 2014 01:00 PM

 

French army to acquire 60 more units of METRAVIB SLATE sniper gunshots detection systems 3003145

French army to acquire 60 more units of METRAVIB SLATE sniper gunshots detection systems
 

Feedback from the field was excellent, the partnership with RTD was effective, and the Pacte Défense PME program in favor of SMEs proved its worth. Based on all these factors, DGA (French Army procurement agency) decided to purchase a further sixty SLATE units.

Feedback from the field was excellent, the partnership with RTD was effective, and the Pacte Défense PME program in favor of SMEs proved its worth. Based on all these factors, DGA (French Army procurement agency) decided to purchase a further sixty SLATE units.
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Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:57 AM

 

Cassidian Optronics of Germany to supply vision equipment for Leopard 2A7+ and PzH 2000 3003144

Cassidian Optronics of Germany to supply vision equipment for Leopard 2A7+ and PzH 2000
 

Cassidian Optronics GmbH, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, has received an order valued at more than 40 million euros from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG and Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH, for the supply of vision equipment.

Cassidian Optronics GmbH, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, has received an order valued at more than 40 million euros from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG and Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH, for the supply of vision equipment.
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Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:42 AM

 

New 8x8 light surveillance armoured vehicle ASLAV-S enters in service with the Australian army 30031

New 8x8 light surveillance armoured vehicle ASLAV-S enters in service with the Australian army
 

After rigorous testing, the new Australian Light Armoured Vehicle surveillance variant, ALSAV-S, has been shown to significantly improve Army’s Cavalry operations. The new vehicles tested during Exercise Kosta River in late March 2014, conducted at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.

After rigorous testing, the new Australian Light Armoured Vehicle surveillance variant, ALSAV-S, has been shown to significantly improve Army’s Cavalry operations. The new vehicles tested during Exercise Kosta River in late March 2014, conducted at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.
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Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:28 AM

 

Lithuania agrees to increase its defence spending to 2 percent by 2020 3003141

Lithuania agrees to increase its defence spending to 2 percent by 2020
 

Lithuania's policymakers reached an agreement to increase its defence spending to 2 percent of GDP by 2020. President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite on Thursday pressed the main national political parties to agree on increasing the country's defence expenditure, leading to a fast reached agreement within two days which is rarely seen in past years.

Lithuania's policymakers reached an agreement to increase its defence spending to 2 percent of GDP by 2020. President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite on Thursday pressed the main national political parties to agree on increasing the country's defence expenditure, leading to a fast reached agreement within two days which is rarely seen in past years.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 10:30 AM

 

United States Army has ordered the new PAC-3 missiles for Patriot air defense system 2903145

United States Army has ordered the new PAC-3 missiles for Patriot air defense system
 

Lockheed Martin Corp has won a U.S. Army contract worth $611 million to build 92 Patriot PAC-3 missiles and 50 launcher modification kits, the company's first production contract for a new enhanced missile designed to upgrade the Patriot missile defense system.

Lockheed Martin Corp has won a U.S. Army contract worth $611 million to build 92 Patriot PAC-3 missiles and 50 launcher modification kits, the company's first production contract for a new enhanced missile designed to upgrade the Patriot missile defense system.
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Saturday, March 29, 2014 05:11 PM

 

More than 40,000 russian troops are deployed near the borders with Ukraine 2903144

More than 40,000 russian troops are deployed near the borders with Ukraine
 

United States estimates that around 40,000 Russian troops are deployed near the borders of Ukraine. "The possibility of another Russian incursion is very real," a U.S. intelligence official said, echoing increasingly ominous statements by other Obama administration officials.

United States estimates that around 40,000 Russian troops are deployed near the borders of Ukraine. "The possibility of another Russian incursion is very real," a U.S. intelligence official said, echoing increasingly ominous statements by other Obama administration officials.
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Saturday, March 29, 2014 03:58 PM

 

Turkish Company BMC has finally delivered 25 Kirpi 4x4 MRAP armoured vehicles to Turkish army 290314

Turkish Company BMC has finally delivered 25 Kirpi 4x4 MRAP armoured vehicles to Turkish army
 

Vehicle manufacturer BMC has finally delivered 25 Kirpi armored vehicles and 25 military trucks to the Turkish army. The Izmir-based vehicle manufacturer, which was seized by the state fund last year due to the debts of its former owner Çukurova Group, appears to be rising to its feet at last, after failing to fulfill its responsibilities for months due to heavy financial constraints.

Vehicle manufacturer BMC has finally delivered 25 Kirpi armored vehicles and 25 military trucks to the Turkish army. The Izmir-based vehicle manufacturer, which was seized by the state fund last year due to the debts of its former owner Çukurova Group, appears to be rising to its feet at last, after failing to fulfill its responsibilities for months due to heavy financial constraints.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 02:36 PM

 

One mechanised infantry unit of Brazilian army has take delivery of new Guarani 6x6 armoured 2903142

One mechanised infantry unit of Brazilian army has take delivery of new Guarani 6x6 armoured
 

One mechanised infantry unit of the Brazilian army has take delivery of the first batch of the new Guarani VBTP-MR 6x6 armoured vehicles. The new vehicle is developed by Iveco and the Brazilian Army to replace all EE-11 Urutu by 2015.

One mechanised infantry unit of the Brazilian army has take delivery of the first batch of the new Guarani VBTP-MR 6x6 armoured vehicles. The new vehicle is developed by Iveco and the Brazilian Army to replace all EE-11 Urutu by 2015.
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Saturday, March 29, 2014 01:20 PM

 

Government of Qatar signs a total of $23 billion contracts for military equipment at DIMDEX 2014 290

Government of Qatar signs a total of $23 billion contracts for military equipment at DIMDEX 2014
 

Held under the patronage of His Highness, The Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, DIMDEX 2014 exhibition and conference closed today with the announcement of over USD 23 billion in signed agreements between Qatar Armed Forces and over 20 contractors.

Held under the patronage of His Highness, The Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, DIMDEX 2014 exhibition and conference closed today with the announcement of over USD 23 billion in signed agreements between Qatar Armed Forces and over 20 contractors.
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Saturday, March 29, 2014 09:40 AM

 

Rheinmetall to modernize South Africa’s army air defence capabilities with Oerlikon Skyshield 270314

Rheinmetall to modernize South Africa’s army air defence capabilities with Oerlikon Skyshield
 

Rheinmetall AG of Düsseldorf has just booked another important order in the field of military air defence. The Republic of South Africa has decided to embark on a thoroughgoing modernization of its existing air defence systems. The contract was signed several days ago. Including logistics and training services, the complete package is scheduled for completion by 2017.

Rheinmetall AG of Düsseldorf has just booked another important order in the field of military air defence. The Republic of South Africa has decided to embark on a thoroughgoing modernization of its existing air defence systems. The contract was signed several days ago. Including logistics and training services, the complete package is scheduled for completion by 2017.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 06:26 PM

 

North Korea test-fired two No-Dong 1 ballistic missiles from its east coast 2603141

North Korea test-fired two No-Dong 1 ballistic missiles from its east coast
 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles No-Dong 1 (also named Rodong) into the sea off its east coast Korea fired the midrange missiles -- one at 2:35 a.m. and the other at 2:42 a.m.-- from the Sukchon region, north of Pyongyang, which flew about 650 kilometers before dropping into the East Sea, South Korean defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said in an emergency briefing.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles No-Dong 1 (also named Rodong) into the sea off its east coast Korea fired the midrange missiles -- one at 2:35 a.m. and the other at 2:42 a.m.-- from the Sukchon region, north of Pyongyang, which flew about 650 kilometers before dropping into the East Sea, South Korean defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said in an emergency briefing.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 04:25 PM

 

The mobile smart intelligent jamming solutions Shadow of Bull at DIMDEX 2014 2503142

The mobile smart intelligent jamming solutions Shadow of Bull at DIMDEX 2014
 

At DIMDEX 2014, the International Naval and Maritime Defence Exhibition, Bull a new mobile solution to counter an IED that is activated by remote control on command. Shadow IED Jammers work by preventing radio signals from reaching the radio trigger used to detonate that IED.

At DIMDEX 2014, the International Naval and Maritime Defence Exhibition, Bull a new mobile solution to counter an IED that is activated by remote control on command. Shadow IED Jammers work by preventing radio signals from reaching the radio trigger used to detonate that IED.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 08:29 PM

 

German Company KMW introduces AMPV next generation of 4x4 armoured multi-purpose vehicle 2503141

German Company KMW introduces AMPV next generation of 4x4 armoured multi-purpose vehicle
 

The Germany Company KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) introduces latest generation of AMPV (Armoured Multi-Purpose armoured vehicle) for the Middle East market at DIMDEX 2014, the International Naval and Maritime defence exhibition which helds from the 25 to 27 March 2014 in Doha, Qatar.

The Germany Company KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) introduces latest generation of AMPV (Armoured Multi-Purpose armoured vehicle) for the Middle East market at DIMDEX 2014, the International Naval and Maritime defence exhibition which helds from the 25 to 27 March 2014 in Doha, Qatar.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 06:02 PM

 

All Ukrainian military units stationed in Crimea are now under the control of the Russian army 24031

All Ukrainian military units stationed in Crimea are now under the control of the Russian army
 

All military units stationed in Crimea are now under the control of the Russian military, and remaining Ukrainian servicemen are departing the peninsula, the region’s first deputy prime minister, Rustam Temirgaliyev, said on Monday, March 24, 2014.

All military units stationed in Crimea are now under the control of the Russian military, and remaining Ukrainian servicemen are departing the peninsula, the region’s first deputy prime minister, Rustam Temirgaliyev, said on Monday, March 24, 2014.
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Monday, March 24, 2014 04:07 PM

 

U.S. Republicans in Congress urge to send small weapons and military equipment to Ukraine 2403142

U.S. Republicans in Congress urge to send small weapons and military equipment to Ukraine
 

U.S. Republicans in Congress urged the Obama administration to send small weapons and other military equipment to Ukraine as Russian troops amassed at that country’s eastern border. Besides small weapons, United States could provide medical supplies, radio equipment and unspecified defensive military equipment.

U.S. Republicans in Congress urged the Obama administration to send small weapons and other military equipment to Ukraine as Russian troops amassed at that country’s eastern border. Besides small weapons, United States could provide medical supplies, radio equipment and unspecified defensive military equipment.
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Monday, March 24, 2014 02:48 PM

 

Military operation by Russian soldiers to take the control of Ukrainian military base in Fedosia 240

Military operation by Russian soldiers to take the control of Ukrainian military base in Fedosia
 

Russian troops took the control of another Ukranian military base in the city of Fedosia. The military operation started at about 4:15 a.m. on March 24, with dull explosions echoing over Feodosia. Russian soldiers and Russian-backed Crimean self-defense forces threw stun grenades into the territory of the military base of the the 1st Detached Feodosia Battalion of Marines.

Russian troops took the control of another Ukranian military base in the city of Fedosia. The military operation started at about 4:15 a.m. on March 24, with dull explosions echoing over Feodosia. Russian soldiers and Russian-backed Crimean self-defense forces threw stun grenades into the territory of the military base of the the 1st Detached Feodosia Battalion of Marines.
Monday, March 24, 2014 01:00 PM

 

Indian-made Arjun Mk II main battle tank could enter in service with the Indian army in 2016 2303144

Indian-made Arjun Mk II main battle tank could enter in service with the Indian army in 2016
 

The Arjun MK II main battle tank for the Indian Army may get delayed further than its pre-fixed 2016 induction date. A key source in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said, the Israelis who customised the LAHAT Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) for firing from the 120 mm main gun of the Mark II variant, has gone back to the drawing boards for correcting the error.

The Arjun MK II main battle tank for the Indian Army may get delayed further than its pre-fixed 2016 induction date. A key source in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said, the Israelis who customised the LAHAT Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) for firing from the 120 mm main gun of the Mark II variant, has gone back to the drawing boards for correcting the error.
Sunday, March 23, 2014 03:02 PM

 

Israel try to export and find customers for the Israeli-made main battle tank Merkava 2303143

Israel try to export and find customers for the Israeli-made main battle tank Merkava
 

There are countries that want to buy the Merkava tank, but they are not countries that Israel can trade with. The decision taken four years ago by Ministry of Defense director general Uri Shani to export the Merkava, the mainstay of the IDF Armored Corps.

There are countries that want to buy the Merkava tank, but they are not countries that Israel can trade with. The decision taken four years ago by Ministry of Defense director general Uri Shani to export the Merkava, the mainstay of the IDF Armored Corps.
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Sunday, March 23, 2014 02:34 PM

 

North Korea has fired 16 short-range rockets from its east coast 2303142

North Korea has fired 16 short-range rockets from its east coast
 

North Korea fired 16 short-range rockets from its east coast early Sunday for a second straight day, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, the latest in a series of provocative launches that are in apparent protest of ongoing joint military drills between Seoul and Washington.

North Korea fired 16 short-range rockets from its east coast early Sunday for a second straight day, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, the latest in a series of provocative launches that are in apparent protest of ongoing joint military drills between Seoul and Washington.
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Sunday, March 23, 2014 02:00 PM

 

Russian soldiers with armoured vehicles take the control of Belbek Ukrainian military air base 23031

Russian soldiers with armoured vehicles take the control of Belbek Ukrainian military air base
 

Russian troops forced their way into a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea with armored vehicles, automatic fire and stun grenades on Saturday, March 22, 2014, injuring a Ukrainian serviceman and detaining the base's commander for talks.

Russian troops forced their way into a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea with armored vehicles, automatic fire and stun grenades on Saturday, March 22, 2014, injuring a Ukrainian serviceman and detaining the base's commander for talks.
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Sunday, March 23, 2014 01:00 PM

 

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