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November 2012 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

Turkey formally asked NATO to deploy Patriot missile system on its border with Syria
 

Turkey on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, formally asked NATO to deploy Patriot missile defense elements on its border with Syria to boost its air defense systems, an official statement announced. NATO will convene in the shortest time possible to discuss the Turkish request, according to the statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

Turkey on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, formally asked NATO to deploy Patriot missile defense elements on its border with Syria to boost its air defense systems, an official statement announced. NATO will convene in the shortest time possible to discuss the Turkish request, according to the statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Thursday, November 22, 2012, 09:26 AM

 

One Israeli soldier has been killed and dozen soldiers were wounded by rocket attacks from Gaza
 

One Israeli soldier and one Bedouin have been killed in a rocket attack on a military base near the Gaza border on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, noon, the Israeli Defense Forces ( IDF) confirmed on Tuesday evening. Nearly a dozen of soldiers were wounded from shrapnel and are treated in a hospital in the southern Israeli city of Be'er Sheva.

One Israeli soldier and one Bedouin have been killed in a rocket attack on a military base near the Gaza border on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, noon, the Israeli Defense Forces ( IDF) confirmed on Tuesday evening. Nearly a dozen of soldiers were wounded from shrapnel and are treated in a hospital in the southern Israeli city of Be'er Sheva.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 07:16 AM

 

Russia is developing new MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System with a range of 200 km
 

Russia is developing new long-range multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) with improved guidance that could allow them to strike targets up to 120 miles (200 km) away, the Defense Ministry's artillery spokesman said on Monday, November 19, 2012. "We have the military-technical potential to create a new generation of MLRS with a range of 200 km," Lt. Col. Nikolai Donyushkin said.

Russia is developing new long-range multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) with improved guidance that could allow them to strike targets up to 120 miles (200 km) away, the Defense Ministry's artillery spokesman said on Monday, November 19, 2012. "We have the military-technical potential to create a new generation of MLRS with a range of 200 km," Lt. Col. Nikolai Donyushkin said.
Monday, November 19, 2012, 04:45 PM

 

Israel armed forces are ready for a ground invasion in Gaza with tanks and armoured vehicles
 

Israel kept up its air war in Gaza Saturday, November 17, 2012, as it prepared for a ground invasion and Arab leaders met to discuss the crisis. Israeli leaders said at least 700 rockets had been fired from Gaza since Wednesday, The Jerusalem Post reported. A rocket aimed at Tel Aviv, Israel's second-largest city, was intercepted by an Iron Dome battery.

Israel kept up its air war in Gaza Saturday, November 17, 2012, as it prepared for a ground invasion and Arab leaders met to discuss the crisis. Israeli leaders said at least 700 rockets had been fired from Gaza since Wednesday, The Jerusalem Post reported. A rocket aimed at Tel Aviv, Israel's second-largest city, was intercepted by an Iron Dome battery.
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 03:54 PM

 

United States would like to strengthen and expand military ties with Cambodia
 

The United States' Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta arrived here on Friday, November 16, 2012, morning for a one-day official visit in order to strengthen and expand military ties with Cambodia. Panetta held a bilateral talk with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh soon after his arrival.

The United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta arrived here on Friday, November 16, 2012, morning for a one-day official visit in order to strengthen and expand military ties with Cambodia. Panetta held a bilateral talk with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh soon after his arrival.
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Friday, November 16, 2012, 03:28 PM

 

United States and Thailand signed a defense alliance to maintain peace in Asia-Pacific region
 

The United States and Thailand signed on Thursday, November 15, 2012, a "Joint Vision Statement" for Thai-U.S. defense alliance with intent to maintain peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and his Thai counterpart ACM Sukumpol Suwanatat signed the agreement at the headquarters of the Thai Defense Ministry.

The United States and Thailand signed on Thursday, November 15, 2012, a "Joint Vision Statement" for Thai-U.S. defense alliance with intent to maintain peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and his Thai counterpart ACM Sukumpol Suwanatat signed the agreement at the headquarters of the Thai Defense Ministry.
Friday, November 16, 2012, 12:40 AM

 

Royal Thai Army selects Thales STARStreak Air Defence Missile System
 

Thales UK has signed a contract to supply the STARStreak air defence missile system to the Royal Thai Army. The deal was welcomed by the British Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, during his meeting with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, Her Excellency Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra.

Thales UK has signed a contract to supply the STARStreak air defence missile system to the Royal Thai Army. The deal was welcomed by the British Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, during his meeting with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, Her Excellency Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra.
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Friday, November 16, 2012, 10:31 AM

 

Iranian army has test-fired a range of missiles during defense drill
 

Iran's Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have test-fired a range of missiles and unveiled their military achievements in the ongoing joint air defense drill starting on Monday, November 12, 2012.

Iran's Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have test-fired a range of missiles and unveiled their military achievements in the ongoing joint air defense drill starting on Monday, November 12, 2012.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012, 11:50 AM

 

Russia is ready to help Indonesia for the design of a new light tank
 

Russia is ready to assist Indonesia in designing a new tank, Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Monday, November 12, 2012. "Indonesia is interested in designing a new light tank. Of course, we could help," Nikolai Dimidyuk, Rosoboronexport's director for special affairs, told local media.

Russia is ready to assist Indonesia in designing a new tank, Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Monday, November 12, 2012. "Indonesia is interested in designing a new light tank. Of course, we could help," Nikolai Dimidyuk, Rosoboronexport's director for special affairs, told local media.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 03:54 PM

 

Azerbaijan and Ukraine signed an action plan on bilateral military cooperation
 

Azerbaijan and Ukraine on Monday, November 12, 2012, signed an action plan on bilateral military cooperation for 2013. According to a statement from Azerbaijan's defense ministry, the document was signed by Ukrainian Defense Minister Dmitry Salamatin and his Azeri counterpart Safar Abiyev in Baku after broad discussions in the presence of the Ukrainian delegation.

Azerbaijan and Ukraine on Monday, November 12, 2012, signed an action plan on bilateral military cooperation for 2013. According to a statement from Azerbaijan's defense ministry, the document was signed by Ukrainian Defense Minister Dmitry Salamatin and his Azeri counterpart Safar Abiyev in Baku after broad discussions in the presence of the Ukrainian delegation.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 01:03 PM

 

Israeli army fired tank shells against Syrian artillery units in response of mortar attack in the Golan
 

Israel's army fired tank shells that struck a Syrian armored unit after a mortar shell exploded near an army post in the Golan Heights Monday, November 12, 2012, officials said. It was the second time in 24 hours Israel fired back after stray mortar shells came from Syria, an army statement said.

Israel's army fired tank shells that struck a Syrian armored unit after a mortar shell exploded near an army post in the Golan Heights Monday, November 12, 2012, officials said. It was the second time in 24 hours Israel fired back after stray mortar shells came from Syria, an army statement said.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 01:15 PM

 

Canada will upgrade 66 additional LAV Light Armoured Vehicles with General Dynamics
 

A General Dynamics Canadian subsidiary is to upgrade 66 additional LAV light armored vehicles for the country's military under a $133.2 contract modification. The LAV by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada is an 8x8 vehicle based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha IIIH. It is the Canadian army's main armored infantry vehicle.

A General Dynamics Canadian subsidiary is to upgrade 66 additional LAV light armored vehicles for the country's military under a $133.2 contract modification. The LAV by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada is an 8x8 vehicle based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha IIIH. It is the Canadian army's main armored infantry vehicle.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 12:35 AM

 

Russian defense Company Kurganmashzavod to develop new airborne armoured fighting vehicle
 

Russian defense firm Kurganmashzavod is developing a new airborne fighting vehicle, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday, November 12, 2012. “We are ready to continue the work on the new platforms that are currently being developed at Kurganmashzavod. This includes the Kurganets platform for the new airborne fighting vehicle,” Rogozin said.

Russian defense firm Kurganmashzavod is developing a new airborne fighting vehicle, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday, November 12, 2012. “We are ready to continue the work on the new platforms that are currently being developed at Kurganmashzavod. This includes the Kurganets platform for the new airborne fighting vehicle,” Rogozin said.
Monday, November 12, 2012, 03:14 PM

 

Estonian army takes delivery of SISU 8x8 military trucks for radar Ground Master 403.
 

Sisu Defence Oy has announced that it has delivered the first armoured SISU 8x8 military truck for Estonian Forces, with the Estonian Air Force receiving the vehicle in the beginning of November. The vehicle will serve as radar carrier vehicles for the Ground Master air surveillance system being supplied by Thales-Raytheon Systems to the Estonian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Sisu Defence Oy has announced that it has delivered the first armoured SISU 8x8 military truck for Estonian Forces, with the Estonian Air Force receiving the vehicle in the beginning of November. The vehicle will serve as radar carrier vehicles for the Ground Master air surveillance system being supplied by Thales-Raytheon Systems to the Estonian Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Monday, November 12, 2012, 03:25 AM

 

Israel has launched warning artillery fire into Syria after mortar shell hit a military post in the Golan
 

The Israeli army on Sunday, November 11, 2012, launched warning artillery fire into Syria, after a mortar shell hit a military outpost on the Israeli-occupied part of Golan Heights, an army source told Chinese Press Agency Xinhua. Earlier in the day, a mortar shell from Syria struck an Israeli army post in the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights, causing no damages or injuries, the Israeli military said.

The Israeli army on Sunday, November 11, 2012, launched warning artillery fire into Syria, after a mortar shell hit a military outpost on the Israeli-occupied part of Golan Heights, an army source told Chinese Press Agency Xinhua. Earlier in the day, a mortar shell from Syria struck an Israeli army post in the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights, causing no damages or injuries, the Israeli military said.
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 06:43 PM

 

India will buy from Russia 10,000 anti-tank guided missiles Konkurs-M
 

India will buy from Russia 10,000 Konkurs-M anti-tank guided missiles. Indian media reported, citing sources in the Indian government, that the ground forces of the country were going to buy 25,000 Invar missiles for T-90 tanks, which India has in its army. India planned to buy 10,000 missiles from Russia. Another 15,000 are to be produced in India under Russian license.

India will buy from Russia 10,000 Konkurs-M anti-tank guided missiles. Indian media reported, citing sources in the Indian government, that the ground forces of the country were going to buy 25,000 Invar missiles for T-90 tanks, which India has in its army. India planned to buy 10,000 missiles from Russia. Another 15,000 are to be produced in India under Russian license.
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 10:45 AM

 

United Kingdom and Australia help New Zealand army to develop its amphibious forces
 

Military forces from Australia and Britain are helping the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) to develop its amphibious capability in an exercise in Auckland this week. Army, navy and air forces were taking part in Exercise Pae Tata 2012 at various locations, with drills aimed at securing a point of entry and executing a beach landing, said a statement from the NZDF Friday, November 9, 2012.

Military forces from Australia and Britain are helping the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) to develop its amphibious capability in an exercise in Auckland this week. Army, navy and air forces were taking part in Exercise Pae Tata 2012 at various locations, with drills aimed at securing a point of entry and executing a beach landing, said a statement from the NZDF Friday, November 9, 2012.
Friday, November 9, 2012, 08:22 AM

 

NATO is preparing to deploy Patriot air defense missile system near the Turkish-Syrian border
 

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, that NATO is preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles for deployment along the Turkish-Syrian border, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported on its website.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, that NATO is preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles for deployment along the Turkish-Syrian border, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported on its website.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012, 10:18 AM

 

United States and New Zealand will continue cooperation for army logistics
 

Military chiefs of the United States and New Zealand have renewed for an indefinite period a logistics cooperation agreement that allows the two forces to work more closely together, the head of the New Zealand Defence Force announced Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Military chiefs of the United States and New Zealand have renewed for an indefinite period a logistics cooperation agreement that allows the two forces to work more closely together, the head of the New Zealand Defence Force announced Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012, 08:30 AM

 

Singapore and Indonesia reaffirm their strong bilateral cooperation in the field of defense
 

Singapore and Indonesia have reaffirmed their strong bilateral defence relationship and the close cooperation between the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI). This was raised when Senior Minister of State for Defence Chan Chun Sing met Indonesian Deputy Defence Minister Lieutenant-General (Rtd) Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin in Jakarta.

Singapore and Indonesia have reaffirmed their strong bilateral defence relationship and the close cooperation between the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI). This was raised when Senior Minister of State for Defence Chan Chun Sing met Indonesian Deputy Defence Minister Lieutenant-General (Rtd) Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin in Jakarta.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 02:03 PM

 

ST Kinetic's Terrex armoured vehicle selected by U.S. Marine Corps for MPC program
 

ST Kinetics’ TERREX, an advanced generation all-terrain 8x8 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) has been accepted by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for the demonstration and studies phase of the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) programme as part of a consortium led by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

ST Kinetics’ TERREX, an advanced generation all-terrain 8x8 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) has been accepted by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for the demonstration and studies phase of the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) programme as part of a consortium led by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 08:29 AM

 

India and Pakistan armies exchanged fire on Line-of-Control LoC in Indian-controlled Kashmir
 

India and Pakistan armies Tuesday, November 6, 2012, exchanged fire on Line-of-Control (LoC) in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said. The ceasefire violation took place Tuesday morning along the LoC in Uri sector of frontier Baramulla district, around 110 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian- controlled Kashmir.

India and Pakistan armies Tuesday, November 6, 2012, exchanged fire on Line-of-Control (LoC) in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said. The ceasefire violation took place Tuesday morning along the LoC in Uri sector of frontier Baramulla district, around 110 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian- controlled Kashmir.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 05:57 PM

 

United Arab Emirates is strengthening its air defense with American THAAD missile system
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress November 2 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 48 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.135 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress November 2 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 48 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.135 billion.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 09:23 AM

 

Qatar could be equipped with Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system THAAD
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States of America notified Congress November 2 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Qatar for two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Fire Units and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $6.5 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States of America notified Congress November 2 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Qatar for two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Fire Units and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $6.5 billion.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 09:19 AM

 

Israeli Company Ness Technologies unveils Kingdom new command-and-control system
 

A command-and-control system for homeland security forces is being unveiled to the public this month by Ness Technologies and Systems Group of Israel. The system, called Kingdom, is operational use in the country and will be put under the spotlight at the HLS 2012 international conference on homeland security in Tel Aviv, Israel, beginning Nov. 11.

A command-and-control system for homeland security forces is being unveiled to the public this month by Ness Technologies and Systems Group of Israel. The system, called Kingdom, is operational use in the country and will be put under the spotlight at the HLS 2012 international conference on homeland security in Tel Aviv, Israel, beginning Nov. 11.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 08:30 AM

 

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