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November 2011 Army - Military - Defence Industry News
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Syria enters in real civil war with combat between Syrian army soldiers and defectors
 

Dozens of people have been killed in Syria, including civilians and army defectors, as security forces continue their crackdown on ongoing anti-government protests, activists say. Navi Pillay, the UN human rights chief, told the Security Council on Wednesday that an increasing number of Syrian soldiers are defecting, raising the risk of a Libya-style civil war.

Dozens of people have been killed in Syria, including civilians and army defectors, as security forces continue their crackdown on ongoing anti-government protests, activists say. Navi Pillay, the UN human rights chief, told the Security Council on Wednesday that an increasing number of Syrian soldiers are defecting, raising the risk of a Libya-style civil war.
Friday, November 11, 2011, 10:46 AM

 

MEADS air defense system Demonstrates Advanced Plug-And-Fight Capabilities in Integration Test
 

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) system elements have successfully performed a simulated engagement against real-world air and representative missile threats demonstrating MEADS’ plug-and-fight capabilities.

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) system elements have successfully performed a simulated engagement against real-world air and representative missile threats demonstrating MEADS’ plug-and-fight capabilities.
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Friday, November 11, 2011, 07:24 AM

 

United States defence industry is helping the Afghan Army to bolster their artillery capabilities
 

United States Picatinny Arsenal is helping the Afghan National Army develop their indirect fire capability to bolster self-defense. Picatinny, in conjunction with the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, will support the acquisition of 194 D30, 122mm Howitzers for the Afghan National Army.

United States Picatinny Arsenal is helping the Afghan National Army develop their indirect fire capability to bolster self-defense. Picatinny, in conjunction with the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, will support the acquisition of 194 D30, 122mm Howitzers for the Afghan National Army.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 09:18 AM

 

Iran appears to have worked on designing an atomic bomb
 

Iran appears to have worked on designing an atomic bomb and may still be conducting secret research, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report likely to raise tensions in the Middle East.

Iran appears to have worked on designing an atomic bomb and may still be conducting secret research, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report likely to raise tensions in the Middle East.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 08:41 AM

 

Succesfull training exercice for the Vietnamese air defence troops with S-125 Pechora missile
 

Old S-125 Pechora (NATO code SA-3 GOA) missile launcher are always in service in the Vietnamese Armed Forces. Vietnamese Missile Regiment 213, Division 363 are always in combat readiness posture to firmly defend the airspace of Vietnam.

Old S-125 Pechora (NATO code SA-3 GOA) missile launcher are always in service in the Vietnamese Armed Forces. Vietnamese Missile Regiment 213, Division 363 are always in combat readiness posture to firmly defend the airspace of Vietnam.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 04:14 PM

 

United States army soldiers test the prototype of LMG Light Machine Gun part of the LSAT program
 

Nearly 20 Soldiers participated in a two-week assessment of a prototype light machine gun to demonstrate its potential impact on mission effectiveness and to help engineers develop possible improvements to the weapon and its unique ammunition. The evaluation sought the warfighter's perspective after enduring a series of strenuous combat performance drills with the weapon.

Nearly 20 Soldiers participated in a two-week assessment of a prototype light machine gun to demonstrate its potential impact on mission effectiveness and to help engineers develop possible improvements to the weapon and its unique ammunition. The evaluation sought the warfighter's perspective after enduring a series of strenuous combat performance drills with the weapon.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 02:24 PM

 

Force Protection will become a part of General Dynamics Land Systems
 

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Force Protection, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which General Dynamics will acquire Force Protection for a price of $5.52 per share of common stock, or approximately $360 million.

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Force Protection, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which General Dynamics will acquire Force Protection for a price of $5.52 per share of common stock, or approximately $360 million.
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Monday , November 7, 2011, 08:56 PM

 

United States Army Stryker brigade without Stryker vehicles in Afghanistan but with M-ATV MRAP
 

The United States Army is sending a Stryker brigade to Afghanistan without their Stryker armored vehicles. Instead of their 19 ton Strykers, that carry 11 troops, they will be using 15 ton M-ATV armored trucks, which carry up to five troops each. The reason for this is that the M-ATV provides more protection from roadside bombs.

The United States Army is sending a Stryker brigade to Afghanistan without their Stryker armored vehicles. Instead of their 19 ton Strykers, that carry 11 troops, they will be using 15 ton M-ATV armored trucks, which carry up to five troops each. The reason for this is that the M-ATV provides more protection from roadside bombs.
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Monday , November 7, 2011, 13:07 PM

 

US Army may consider buying German Puma or Israeli Namer for Ground Combat Vehicle program
 

United States Army Secretary John McHugh said the service may consider buying German or Israeli vehicles for a ground combat vehicle program potentially valued at $40 billion. McHugh said the Army plans to spend more than $46 million to analyze alternatives, which include Germany’s Puma, made by a joint venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH and Rheinmetall AG, and Israel’s Namer, made by General Dynamics Corp.

United States Army Secretary John McHugh said the service may consider buying German or Israeli vehicles for a ground combat vehicle program potentially valued at $40 billion. McHugh said the Army plans to spend more than $46 million to analyze alternatives, which include Germany’s Puma, made by a joint venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH and Rheinmetall AG, and Israel’s Namer, made by General Dynamics Corp. Saturday, November 5, 2011, 09:35 AM

 

Russian Army Space Forces test launched intercontinental ballistic missile Topol RS-12M SS-25
 

The Russian Space Forces test launched a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday, the Defense Ministry said. It was launched at 10:45 a.m. Moscow time [06:45 GMT] from the Plesetsk Space Center and hit a designated target on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

The Russian Army Space Forces test launched a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday, the Defense Ministry said. It was launched at 10:45 a.m. Moscow time [06:45 GMT] from the Plesetsk Space Center and hit a designated target on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
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Friday, November 4, 2011, 11:02 AM

 

Nigeria will continue to purchase weapons from Russia and increase military cooperation
 

The Nigerian government has approved to continue the purchase of Russian military equipment, said Nigerian defense minister. Nigeria's Minister of Defense Bello Mohammed gave the assurance on Thursday when the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexander Polyakov, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja..

The Nigerian government has approved to continue the purchase of Russian military equipment, said Nigerian defense minister. Nigeria's Minister of Defense Bello Mohammed gave the assurance on Thursday when the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexander Polyakov, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja..
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Friday, November 4, 2011, 09:47 AM

 

ATK has received a modification contract to provide ammunition, hardware, test for XM25 ISAAS
 

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $24 million contract modification to provide the U.S. Army with additional ammunition, hardware, test and analysis support further user assessments of the XM25, Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System (ISAAS).

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $24 million contract modification to provide the U.S. Army with additional ammunition, hardware, test and analysis support further user assessments of the XM25, Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System (ISAAS).
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Thursday, November 3, 2011, 07:26 PM

 

ATK Receives Orders for $10 million of Non-Standard Ammunition (NSA) for Afghan Security Forces
 

ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it has received $10 million in orders to provide non-standard (non-NATO) ammunition for the Afghan Security Forces, under an existing three-year contract with the U.S. Army.

ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it has received $10 million in orders to provide non-standard (non-NATO) ammunition for the Afghan Security Forces, under an existing three-year contract with the U.S. Army.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011, 07:03 PM

 

Web site of Tatra won the WebTop100 in Czech Republic automotive category
 

The online presentation of TATRA, a. s. won the WebTop100 contest in the automotive category. The TATRA website underwent a significant upgrade earlier this year and it outperformed other renowned Czech automotive companies in this competition.

The online presentation of TATRA, a. s. won the WebTop100 contest in the automotive category. The TATRA website underwent a significant upgrade earlier this year and it outperformed other renowned Czech automotive companies in this competition.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011, 06:44 PM

 

United Kingdom and Israel prepare plans for attacks against Iranian nuclear sites
 

British military planners have begun assessing the best places to deploy Royal Navy ships and submarines, as they step up a contingency plan for a potential attack against Iran. At the samed time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally support in his cabinet for an attack on Iran, according to government sources.

British military planners have begun assessing the best places to deploy Royal Navy ships and submarines, as they step up a contingency plan for a potential attack against Iran. At the same time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally support in his cabinet for an attack on Iran, according to government sources.
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, November 3, 2011, 08:35 AM

 

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann will provide technical support for Leopard 1A5 tanks of Brazilian army
 

Brasilia/Munich, November 2nd 2011. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Europe’s market leader for armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles, and the Brazilian Army signed a comprehensive Industrial Logistic Support (ILS) contract. For a substantial two-digit million figure [Euro] KMW will provide comprehensive technical support for the main battle tanks LEOPARD 1A5 of the Brazilian Army in the next five years.

Brasilia/Munich, November 2nd 2011. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Europe’s market leader for armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles, and the Brazilian Army signed a comprehensive Industrial Logistic Support (ILS) contract. For a substantial two-digit million figure [Euro] KMW will provide comprehensive technical support for the main battle tanks LEOPARD 1A5 of the Brazilian Army in the next five years.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 02:59 PM

 

United States possible foreign military sale of portable anti-aicraft missile Stinger for Finland
 

United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Oct. 28 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Finland for 600 STINGER-Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $330 million.

United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Oct. 28 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Finland for 600 STINGER-Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $330 million.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 02:42 PM

 

Force Protection receives a new order for 167 Buffalo A2 and 102 with armor kits for U.S. Army
 

Force Protection Industries today announced it has received a firm fixed price modification to existing contract W56HZV-08-C-0028 from U.S. Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan, with an approximate value of $185.9 million for the purchase of an additional 167 Buffalo A2 Mine Protected Clearance Vehicles and 102 Buffalo A2 Bar Armor Kits. Work is to be performed in Ladson, South Carolina, with deliveries extending to April 2014. a

Force Protection Industries today announced it has received a firm fixed price modification to existing contract W56HZV-08-C-0028 from U.S. Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan, with an approximate value of $185.9 million for the purchase of an additional 167 Buffalo A2 Mine Protected Clearance Vehicles and 102 Buffalo A2 Bar Armor Kits. Work is to be performed in Ladson, South Carolina, with deliveries extending to April 2014. a Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 08:21 AM

 

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