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Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news May 2012
 
 
 
 

Oshkosh Defense to display vehicles tailored to needs of Canadian Armed Forces at CANSEC 2012
 

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will exhibit its Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV), the Oshkosh HEMTT A4 vehicle, which is the base vehicle for the Company’s MSVS SMP submission, and a cargo truck from its proven Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) at CANSEC in Ottawa, May 30-31.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will exhibit its Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV), the Oshkosh HEMTT A4 vehicle, which is the base vehicle for the Company’s MSVS SMP submission, and a cargo truck from its proven Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) at CANSEC in Ottawa, May 30-31.
Thursday, May 31, 2012, 03:58 PM

 

Pakistan test fired its local-made medium range cruise missile Ra'ad Hatf-VIII
 

Pakistan Thursday, May 31, 2012, test fired a medium range cruise missile capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads within a range of 350 kilometers. The Hatf-VIII (Ra' ad) cruise missile with stealth capabilities is an indigenously developed, low altitude, terrain-hugging missile with highly developed manoeuvrability and accuracy.

Pakistan Thursday, May 31, 2012, test fired a medium range cruise missile capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads within a range of 350 kilometers. The Hatf-VIII (Ra' ad) cruise missile with stealth capabilities is an indigenously developed, low altitude, terrain-hugging missile with highly developed manoeuvrability and accuracy.
Thursday, May 31, 2012, 12:41 AM

 

Cambodia and China signed a military cooperation agreement with training of Cambodian soldiers
 

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh and Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie on Monday signed a military cooperation agreement in Phnom Penh. Under the deal, signed after a one-hour meeting between the two ministers, China will continue receiving Cambodian military personnel for training in China.

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh and Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie on Monday signed a military cooperation agreement in Phnom Penh. Under the deal, signed after a one-hour meeting between the two ministers, China will continue receiving Cambodian military personnel for training in China.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:30 AM

 

The French President Francois Hollande does not exclude military intervention in Syria
 

French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, he would try to convince Russia's Vladimir Putin to back Security Council sanctions against Syria, and said military action could be possible but only if it was backed by a UN resolution

French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, he would try to convince Russia's Vladimir Putin to back Security Council sanctions against Syria, and said military action could be possible but only if it was backed by a UN resolution.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 09:24 AM

 

Israeli army soldiers wound several smugglers infiltrators in firefight on Egyptian border
 

Israeli army troops on Monday, May 28, 2012, shot and wounded several smugglers, apparently attempting to ferry some two dozen infiltrators across the border near the southern Red Sea port of Eilat, Israeli army sources said.

Israeli army troops on Monday, May 28, 2012, shot and wounded several smugglers, apparently attempting to ferry some two dozen infiltrators across the border near the southern Red Sea port of Eilat, Israeli army sources said.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 11:04 AM

 

At International Fire Conference Elbit Systems presented SPEAR new 120mm autonomous mortar
 

At the 2nd International Fire Conference which was held from the 22-23 May 2012 at Zikhron Ya’akov, Israel, The Company Elbit Systems presented the SPEAR, a new 120mm autonomous mortar system. Elbit Systems’ SPEAR is a fully autonomous, vehicle-mounted 120mm soft recoil mortar system for high-mobility platforms.

At the 2nd International Fire Conference which was held from the 22-23 May 2012 at Zikhron Ya’akov, Israel, The Company Elbit Systems presented the SPEAR, a new 120mm autonomous mortar system. Elbit Systems’ SPEAR is a fully autonomous, vehicle-mounted 120mm soft recoil mortar system for high-mobility platforms.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 10:39 AM

 

Elbit Systems was awarded by Finnish Army to supply advanced dismounted soldier systems
 

Israeli Company Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded a contract by the Finnish Army, to supply advanced dismounted soldier systems, in the first phase of a comprehensive ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) program. The initial award is not in an amount that is material to Elbit Systems.

Israeli Company Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded a contract by the Finnish Army, to supply advanced dismounted soldier systems, in the first phase of a comprehensive ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) program. The initial award is not in an amount that is material to Elbit Systems.
Monday, May 28, 2012, 07:13 PM

 

French Army could be interested by Russian-made improvised explosive device detection systems
 

French Army experts have expressed interest in Russian improvised explosive device detection systems, following a recent visit to a Moscow Region training ground, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Sergei Vlasov said on Monday, May 28, 2012.

French Army experts have expressed interest in Russian improvised explosive device detection systems, following a recent visit to a Moscow Region training ground, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Sergei Vlasov said on Monday, May 28, 2012.
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Monday, May 28, 2012, 06:46 PM

 

Azerbaijan orders new Russian-made light armoured tactical vehicles Scorpion and Scorpion B
 

The security agencies of Azerbaijan ordered Russian-made armored light airborne attack vehicle “Skorpion B” and unarmored personnel carriers “Skorpion”, Deputy General Director of Russia-based “Zashchita” Corporation CJSC Alexey Kagarlitsky told APA’s Moscow correspondent.

The security agencies of Azerbaijan ordered Russian-made armored light airborne attack vehicle “Skorpion B” and unarmored personnel carriers “Skorpion”, Deputy General Director of Russia-based “Zashchita” Corporation CJSC Alexey Kagarlitsky told APA’s Moscow correspondent.
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Sunday, May 27, 2012, 11:04 AM

 

Syrian rebels ask for air strikes to protect civilians against attacks of al-Assad armed forces
 

The rebels of Free Syrian Army called on Saturday, May 26, 2012, for the Friends of Syria to carry out air strikes on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad after more than 90 people, including 25 children, were reportedly "massacred" in the town of Houla.

The rebels of Free Syrian Army called on Saturday, May 26, 2012, for the Friends of Syria to carry out air strikes on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad after more than 90 people, including 25 children, were reportedly "massacred" in the town of Houla.
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Sunday, May 27, 2012, 09:45 AM

 

UN Observers powerless against the attacks of the Syrian government armed forces
 

At least 90 people have been killed in an attack by Syrian government forces and loyalists on Houla, a town in Homs province, activists say. The victims of Friday's assault included at least dead 25 children, killed after government forces tried to break into the town, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

At least 90 people have been killed in an attack by Syrian government forces and loyalists on Houla, a town in Homs province, activists say. The victims of Friday's assault included at least dead 25 children, killed after government forces tried to break into the town, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
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Saturday, May 26, 2012, 10:19 AM

 

Russia to produce new sets of sniper equipment and weapons
 

Russia will soon start producing four new sets of sniper equipment, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday, May 24, 2012. “We will produce four sets for snipers,” Rogozin, who oversees Russia's defense industry, told reporters in Moscow.

Russia will soon start producing four new sets of sniper equipment, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday, May 24, 2012. “We will produce four sets for snipers,” Rogozin, who oversees Russia's defense industry, told reporters in Moscow.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012, 05:55 PM

 

Venezuela will receive additional deliveries of weapons from Russia in the next few months
 

A new batch of Russian weapons will arrive in Venezuela in the next few months, said Tuesday, May 22, 2012, the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. "Without the help of Russia, we would not have the military power that we have today," said M.Chavez cited by Venezuelan television.

A new batch of Russian weapons will arrive in Venezuela in the next few months, said Tuesday, May 22, 2012, the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. "Without the help of Russia, we would not have the military power that we have today," said M.Chavez cited by Venezuelan television.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 08:38 AM

 

Oshkosh Defense to showcase Sandcat TPV at National Homeland Security Conference 2012
 

Homeland security officials, planners and funding managers from federal, state and local levels across the U.S. will have an opportunity this week to see and learn firsthand about the unique Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV) from Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), at the National Homeland Security Conference in Columbus, Ohio, May 22-24.

Homeland security officials, planners and funding managers from federal, state and local levels across the U.S. will have an opportunity this week to see and learn firsthand about the unique Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV) from Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), at the National Homeland Security Conference in Columbus, Ohio, May 22-24.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 06:08 PM

 

United States Air Force awards ITT Exelis contract to protect data in laptop, UAV applications
 

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded an Air Force Cryptologic Systems Division contract to deliver prototype self-encrypting drives. These secure solid state self-encrypting drives will be designed to protect data at rest in mobile applications, such as laptops and unmanned aerial vehicles, which will allow those systems to store information without fear of being compromised.

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded an Air Force Cryptologic Systems Division contract to deliver prototype self-encrypting drives. These secure solid state self-encrypting drives will be designed to protect data at rest in mobile applications, such as laptops and unmanned aerial vehicles, which will allow those systems to store information without fear of being compromised.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 04:11 PM

 

ROTZLER Winches and Recovery Vehicle Systems at CANSEC 2012 defence exhibition in Canada
 

Top Canadian security and defence companies, among them the winch and recovery vehicle system manufacturer ROTZLER, will be exhibiting at CANSEC 2012, CE Center, Ottawa (ON), the largest defence and security trade show in Canada.

Top Canadian security and defence companies, among them the winch and recovery vehicle system manufacturer ROTZLER, will be exhibiting at CANSEC 2012, CE Center, Ottawa (ON), the largest defence and security trade show in Canada.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 02:33 PM

 

$160 Million Contract for Elbit Systems to Supply Unmanned Aircraft Systems to a European Country
 

Israeli Company Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded an approximately $160 million contract by a European customer, to supply Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The systems will be supplied over the next two years.

Israeli Company Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded an approximately $160 million contract by a European customer, to supply Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The systems will be supplied over the next two years.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 02:24 PM

 

The new Brazilian armoured vehicle Guarani will be bought by Argentina for U.N. missions
 

The Brazilian Defense Ministry is negotiating the sale of 14 units of armored Guarani to the Argentine Army. Argentina's interest comes from the Guarani in October 2011 when a delegation of military personnel is factory visit IVECO in Sete Lagoas, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais and attends a demonstration vehicle.

The Brazilian Defense Ministry is negotiating the sale of 14 units of armored Guarani to the Argentine Army. Argentina's interest comes from the Guarani in October 2011 when a delegation of military personnel is factory visit IVECO in Sete Lagoas, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais and attends a demonstration vehicle.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 08:46 AM

 

Egyptian Security Forces intercept weapons and ammunition from Libya on the way for Gaza Strip
 

Egyptian security forces have made their biggest ever smuggled arms bust, intercepting over 120 rockets and other supplies. The seized weapons, presumably on their way to the Gaza Strip, originated in neighboring Libya, smugglers say.

Egyptian security forces have made their biggest ever smuggled arms bust, intercepting over 120 rockets and other supplies. The seized weapons, presumably on their way to the Gaza Strip, originated in neighboring Libya, smugglers say.
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Monday, May 21, 2012, 01:21 PM

 

Lebanon is now affected by the conflict in Syria with violent clashes near the border
 

Earlier in the day Lebanese soldiers had shot dead the men as they sped through a road block in the northern region of Akkar. The two were members of a Lebanon-based anti-Assad political alliance. Protests erupted late Sunday, may 20, 2012, night in Beirut as Sunni Muslims reacted angrily to the killing of two anti-Syrian regime group members.

Earlier in the day Lebanese soldiers had shot dead the men as they sped through a road block in the northern region of Akkar. The two were members of a Lebanon-based anti-Assad political alliance. Protests erupted late Sunday, may 20, 2012, night in Beirut as Sunni Muslims reacted angrily to the killing of two anti-Syrian regime group members.
Monday, May 21, 2012, 09:30 AM

 

Pakistani Army is ready to conduct firing test of Nasr nuclear-capable missile system in May 2012
 

Pakistan plans to conduct another test of tactical missile Nasr (Hatf IX) in May 2012 able to carry a nuclear warhead, said Saturday, May 19, 2012, the television channel Geo TV. According to the channel, the Pakistan army is fully ready to test. However, the date of the firing has not yet been announced.

Pakistan plans to conduct another test of tactical missile Nasr (Hatf IX) in May 2012 able to carry a nuclear warhead, said Saturday, May 19, 2012, the television channel Geo TV. According to the channel, the Pakistan army is fully ready to test. However, the date of the test firing has not yet been announced.
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Sunday, May 20, 2012, 10:28 AM

 

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