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November 2011 Army - Military - Defence Industry News
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Army of Iran tests rapid reaction capability of air defense units
 

The power, capability, weapons and military systems of the Rapid Reaction units of Iran's Air Defense Force were tested in the third stage of the massive air defense exercises underway in the Eastern parts of the country on Sunday, November 20, 2011.

The power, capability, weapons and military systems of the Rapid Reaction units of Iran's Air Defense Force were tested in the third stage of the massive air defense exercises underway in the Eastern parts of the country on Sunday, November 20, 2011.
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Monday, November 21, 2011, 07:48 AM

 

Ethiopian army troops with armoured vehicles and trucks enter in Somalia
 

Residents say a large number of Ethiopian troops have crossed into neighbouring Somalia, just weeks after Kenyan forces entered the country to pursue al-Shabab fighters. "The Ethiopian troops, which are in convoys of armoured vehicles, come to us today, crossing from Balanbale district on the border," Gabobe Adan, an elder in the central town of Guriel told Reuters.

Residents say a large number of Ethiopian troops have crossed into neighbouring Somalia, just weeks after Kenyan forces entered the country to pursue al-Shabab fighters. "The Ethiopian troops, which are in convoys of armoured vehicles, come to us today, crossing from Balanbale district on the border," Gabobe Adan, an elder in the central town of Guriel told Reuters.
Sunday, November 20, 2011, 07:25 AM

 

Renault Trucks Defense won a contract for the support of French army trucks
 

End of October 2011, the SIMMT (Structure Intégrée du Maintien en condition opérationnelle des Matériels Terrestres - Integrated Through-Life Support Structure for Terrestrial Equipment) awarded Renault Trucks Defense the fourth batch of the heavy vehicle throughlife support (MCO) contract worth 25 million euros.

End of October 2011, the SIMMT (Structure Intégrée du Maintien en condition opérationnelle des Matériels Terrestres - Integrated Through-Life Support Structure for Terrestrial Equipment) awarded Renault Trucks Defense the fourth batch of the heavy vehicle throughlife support (MCO) contract worth 25 million euros.
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Saturday, November 19, 2011, 09:28 AM

 

Canadian Company Marmen signs memorandum with Force Protection for Timberwolf vehicle TAPV
 

Canadian Company Marmen Inc. of Trois-Rivières, Québec, today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Force Protection Industries, Inc. as of August 30, 2011 to provide manufacturing and machining services for the Timberwolf, a safe, reliable and technically-advanced Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) specifically designed for the Canadian Forces.

Canadian Company Marmen Inc. of Trois-Rivières, Québec, today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Force Protection Industries, Inc. as of August 30, 2011 to provide manufacturing and machining services for the Timberwolf, a safe, reliable and technically-advanced Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) specifically designed for the Canadian Forces.
Saturday, November 19, 2011, 08:34 AM

 

General Dynamics awarded a contract for Egyptian army M1 Abrams tank-related work
 

The U.S. TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $395 million contract for work under the Egyptian tank co-production program. The contract funds the production of 125 M1A1 Abrams tank kits for the eleventh increment of the Egyptian co-production program.

The U.S. TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $395 million contract for work under the Egyptian tank co-production program. The contract funds the production of 125 M1A1 Abrams tank kits for the eleventh increment of the Egyptian co-production program.
Friday, November 18, 2011, 10:24 AM

 

Rheinmetall and ADS GmbH demonstrate new Active Defence System for tactical armoured vehicles
 

Produced by Rheinmetalland ADS GmbH, the newly developed Active Defence System (ADS) is a reliablecountermeasure, as demonstrated during recent live fire testing at Rheinmetall’s testcentre at Unterluess in northern Germany, conducted in the presence of some 120 experts from ten nations.

Produced by Rheinmetall and ADS GmbH, the newly developed Active Defence System (ADS) is a reliablecountermeasure, as demonstrated during recent live fire testing at Rheinmetall’s testcentre at Unterluess in northern Germany, conducted in the presence of some 120 experts from ten nations.
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Friday, November 18, 2011, 09:03 AM

 

MEADS missile system conducts successful first flight test at White Sands range in United States
 

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) successfully completed its first flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) MEADS Certified Missile Round was employed during the test along with the MEADS lightweight launcher and battle manager.

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) successfully completed its first flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) MEADS Certified Missile Round was employed during the test along with the MEADS lightweight launcher and battle manager.
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Friday, November 18, 2011, 07:49 AM

 

Syrian people against Assad's government would accept intervention coming from Turkey
 

Syrian activists say troops have made sweeping arrests in the flashpoint province of Hama as President Bashar al-Assad faces a growing challenge to his rule. Thursday's alleged raids came a day after Syrian army defectors attacked an army checkpoint, killing eight soldiers in that attack, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

Syrian activists say troops have made sweeping arrests in the flashpoint province of Hama as President Bashar al-Assad faces a growing challenge to his rule. Thursday's alleged raids came a day after Syrian army defectors attacked an army checkpoint, killing eight soldiers in that attack, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Thursday, November 17, 2011, 03:05 PM

 

The contract to supply missile system Pantsir-S1 to United Arab Emirates is in the fulfilment stage
 

The contract to supply Russian Pantsir-S1 missile and gunnery systems to the United Arab Emirates army is in the fulfilment stage, the deputy director of the Federal Service for Military- Technical Cooperation, Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, told the media at the Dubai Airshow.

The contract to supply Russian Pantsir-S1 missile and gunnery systems to the United Arab Emirates army is in the fulfilment stage, the deputy director of the Federal Service for Military- Technical Cooperation, Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, told the media at the Dubai Airshow.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011, 02:26 PM

 

Tawazun Precision Industries signs an agreement with MBDA to manufacture Marte family missile
 

Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI), a Tawazun Holding subsidiary specialised in the manufacture of metallic components for Aerospace/ Aviation, Defence, and Oil & Gas industries, has entered into an agreement with MBDA for the manufacture of various components related to the Marte family of missiles.

Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI), a Tawazun Holding subsidiary specialised in the manufacture of metallic components for Aerospace/ Aviation, Defence, and Oil & Gas industries, has entered into an agreement with MBDA for the manufacture of various components related to the Marte family of missiles.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 06:04 PM

 

Syria army defectors attacked for the first time a military base in Harasta near Damascus
 

Syrian army defectors members of Free Syrian Army's (FSA) the have attacked a major military base near Damascus, Syrian opposition groups say.Parts of the notorious Air Force Intelligence building in Harasta were reported to have been destroyed, but there were no reports of casualties.

Syrian army defectors members of the Free Syrian Army's (FSA) have attacked a major military base near Damascus, Syrian opposition groups say.Parts of the notorious Air Force Intelligence building in Harasta were reported to have been destroyed, but there were no reports of casualties.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 02:09 PM

 

U.S. army uses new artillery ammunition M1130E1 combines four artillery cartridges into one
 

The Program Executive Office for Ammunition has started testing a new artillery round that will provide Soldier's with superior performance as well as lighten the military logistics burden. The 105mm M1130E1 High Explosive Pre-Formed Fragments, Base Bleed, or HE PFF BB round with the XM350 propelling charge, is a state-of-the-art cartridge that replaces four existing high- explosive projectiles and two propelling charges with a single round

The Program Executive Office for Ammunition has started testing a new artillery round that will provide Soldier's with superior performance as well as lighten the military logistics burden. The 105mm M1130E1 High Explosive Pre-Formed Fragments, Base Bleed, or HE PFF BB round with the XM350 propelling charge, is a state-of-the-art cartridge that replaces four existing high- explosive projectiles and two propelling charges with a single round. Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 01:32 PM

 

Latest Fighting between rival communities in Libya could be the start of a new civil war
 

Although the fighting in Libya is officially over a local dispute between rival communities near Tripoli has seen fresh gunfire. On Saturday at least seven fighters were killed in clashes raising fears that former rebels may turn on each other

Although the fighting in Libya is officially over a local dispute between rival communities near Tripoli has seen fresh gunfire. On Saturday at least seven fighters were killed in clashes raising fears that former rebels may turn on each other.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 07:49 AM

 

General Dynamics was awarded a contract to produce M2 heavy barrel machine gun for US Army
 

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $6.9 million contract by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to produce approximately 600 M2 heavy barrel (M2HB) machine guns.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $6.9 million contract by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to produce approximately 600 M2 heavy barrel (M2HB) machine guns.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 07:06 AM

 

Russian tactical missile system Iskander uses now terminal guidance system using photos target
 

Russian rocket artillery troops have equipped Iskander missiles with a terminal guidance system using photos of the target to greatly improve precision. The tactical ballistic missiles are Russia’s answer to NATO’s controversial European ABM shield.

Russian rocket artillery troops have equipped Iskander missiles with a terminal guidance system using photos of the target to greatly improve precision. The tactical ballistic missiles are Russia’s answer to NATO’s controversial European ABM shield.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 02:49 PM

 

India conducted a firing test of new nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile
 

India Tuesday, November 15, 20111, succeeded with a very high level of accuracy in its first test of a new-generation Agni-IV strategic nuclear-capable missile with a 3,500-km range from a test range area base in Odisha, an official said.

India Tuesday, November 15, 20111, succeeded with a very high level of accuracy in its first test of a new-generation Agni-IV strategic nuclear-capable missile with a 3,500-km range from a test range area base in Odisha, an official said.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 12:01 AM

 

Belarus wants to increase Military-Technical cooperation with Vietnam
 

Vietnamese Minister of Defense, General Phung Quang Thanh, met here on Tuesday with First Deputy Chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus, and Deputy Chairman of the Belarus-Vietnam Inter-Governmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation ( ICMTC), Golovchenko Roman Alexandrovich.

Vietnamese Minister of Defense, General Phung Quang Thanh, met here on Tuesday with First Deputy Chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus, and Deputy Chairman of the Belarus-Vietnam Inter-Governmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation ( ICMTC), Golovchenko Roman Alexandrovich.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 09:46 AM

 

Saudi Arabia will buy Russian made air defense systems, tanks, armoured vehicles ,and helicopters
 

Russia is close to signing new contracts with Saudi Arabia on the export of helicopters and air defense missiles systems in addition to recent arms deals with Riyadh, state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Monday, November 14, 2011.

Russia is close to signing new contracts with Saudi Arabia on the export of helicopters and air defense missiles systems in addition to recent arms deals with Riyadh, state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Monday, November 14, 2011.
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Monday, November 14, 2011, 05:25 PM

 

Brazilian army with armoured vehicles and helicopters on the street to combat drug gangs
 

Three thousand troops backed by helicopters and armored vehicles occupied Rio de Janeiro's largest slum without firing a shot on Sunday, the biggest step in the Brazilian city's bid to improve security and end the reign of drug gangs.

Three thousand troops backed by helicopters and armored vehicles occupied Rio de Janeiro's largest slum without firing a shot on Sunday, the biggest step in the Brazilian city's bid to improve security and end the reign of drug gangs.
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Monday, November 14, 2011, 08:56 AM

 

MBDA prepares VL MICA short range ground-to-air defence missile land systems for delivery
 

While the first VL MICA naval surface-to-air defence systems are being delivered to customers, the production of VL MICA land systems for an export customer is in full swing ready for deliveries starting in 2012.

While the first VL MICA naval surface-to-air defence systems are being delivered to customers, the production of VL MICA land systems for an export customer is in full swing ready for deliveries starting in 2012.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011, 09:02 AM

 

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