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November 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
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Iran unveils new range of military, rescue and minesweeping robots

Iran unveils new range of military, rescue and minesweeping robots
 
Iranian researchers at the Islamic Azad University, Yazd Branch, Central Iran, have designed and developed three types of military, rescue and minesweeping robots to boost control over borders. "The rescue robot has been designed to help injured troopers in war zones and provide first aid to them, said Hadi Zare, one of the researchers of the team, the Iranian students' news agency reported.
Iranian researchers at the Islamic Azad University, Yazd Branch, Central Iran, have designed and developed three types of military, rescue and minesweeping robots to boost control over borders. "The rescue robot has been designed to help injured troopers in war zones and provide first aid to them, said Hadi Zare, one of the researchers of the team, the Iranian students' news agency reported.
Sunday, November 30, 2014 05:38 PM
 

Israeli-made David Sling air defense missile system will be soon deployed for trial period by IDF 30

Israeli-made David Sling air defense missile system will be soon deployed for trial period by IDF
 
The Israeli-made David's Sling air defense system will soon be deployed for a trial period, before becoming operational, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) said in recent days. David's Sling can intercept short-range to medium-range rockets and missiles, including Hezbollah's Katyusha rockets. Its range of coverage is three times that of the Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system.
The Israeli-made David's Sling air defense system will soon be deployed for a trial period, before becoming operational, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) said in recent days. David's Sling can intercept short-range to medium-range rockets and missiles, including Hezbollah's Katyusha rockets. Its range of coverage is three times that of the Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system.
Sunday, November 30, 2014 11:55 AM
 

Russian army takes delivery of two new batches of Verba man-portable air defense missile systems 291

Russian army takes delivery of two new batches of Verba man-portable air defense missile systems
 
The Kolomna-based Engineering Design Bureau (KBM), part of the Precision Complexes holding, has delivered two new batches of Verba portable air defense missile systems (MANPADS) to the Russian Defense Ministry, a company spokesman told Interfax-AVN.
The Kolomna-based Engineering Design Bureau (KBM), part of the Precision Complexes holding, has delivered two new batches of Verba portable air defense missile systems (MANPADS) to the Russian Defense Ministry, a company spokesman told Interfax-AVN.
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Saturday, November 29, 2014 08:20 AM
 

Lithuanian military aid for Ukraine could include weaponry

Lithuanian military aid for Ukraine could include weaponry
 
According to Reuters, Lithuania may supply weapons to Ukraine as part of military aid it promised to help Kiev fight pro-Russian separatists, the Lithuanian defense minister told the news agency in an interview on Wednesday, November 26.
According to Reuters, Lithuania may supply weapons to Ukraine as part of military aid it promised to help Kiev fight pro-Russian separatists, the Lithuanian defense minister told the news agency in an interview on Wednesday, November 26.


Friday, November 28, 2014 11:52 AM
 

Elbit Systems presents 4th generation of its Tactical Battle Group Trainer

 Elbit Systems presents 4th generation of its Tactical Battle Group Trainer
 
According to Israel Defence, the 4th generation of the Tactical Battle Group Trainer (TBT) has been delivered with the latest technological and operational developments, allowing land force commanders and their staff to test and improve their operational readiness, both effectively and efficiently.
According to Israel Defense, the 4th generation of the Tactical Battle Group Trainer (TBT) has been delivered by Elbit Systems with the latest technological and operational developments, allowing land force commanders and their staff to test and improve their operational readiness, both effectively and efficiently.

Friday, November 28, 2014 11:06 AM
 

Concern Kalashnikov to unveil new brand and corporate development strategy through 2020

 Concern Kalashnikov to unveil new brand and corporate development strategy through 2020
 
Small arms russian manufacturer Concern Kalashnikov will introduce a new brand and corporate development strategy through the year 2020 on December 2. The presentation will take place in the Central Telegraph and will bring together Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Concern Kalashnikov Alexey Krivoruchko, law enforcers and members of the military and security services.
Small arms russian manufacturer Concern Kalashnikov will introduce a new brand and corporate development strategy through the year 2020 on December 2. The presentation will take place in the Central Telegraph and will bring together Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Concern Kalashnikov Alexey Krivoruchko, law enforcers and members of the military and security services.
Friday, November 28, 2014 10:17 AM
 

Raytheon to begin preliminary design for Qatar's future Air and Missile Defense Operations system

 Raytheon to begin preliminary design for Qatar's future Air and Missile Defense Operations system
 
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has been awarded a $75,6 mn contract by the US DoD for providing preliminary design of an Air and Missile Defense Operations System for the country of Qatar. Primary tasks include engineering efforts to finalize technical requirements documentation and completion of the preliminary design of an air and missile defense system for Qatar. Work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2015.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has been awarded a $75,6 mn contract by the US DoD for providing preliminary design of an Air and Missile Defense Operations System for the country of Qatar. Primary tasks include engineering efforts to finalize technical requirements documentation and completion of the preliminary design of an air and missile defense system for Qatar. Work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2015. Friday, November 28, 2014 09:34 AM
 

FAUN Trackway manufactures 100th Trackrack and 50th Spoolrack for Danish Armed Forces

FAUN Trackway makes 100th Trackrack and 50th Spoolrack for Danish Defence Forces
 
British company FAUN Trackway, the leading manufacturer of portable roadways and runways, has officialy reached a milestone in its 60 year history with the production of its 100th Trackrack and 50th Spoolrack. The units were recently purchased by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO).
British company FAUN Trackway, the leading manufacturer of portable roadways and runways, has officialy reached a milestone in its 60 year history with the production of its 100th Trackrack and 50th Spoolrack. The units were recently purchased by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO).

Thursday, November 27, 2014 11:06 AM
 

China and Russia sign agreement on S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems delivery

China and Russia sign agreement on S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems delivery
 
Russia is in the process of selling cutting-edge S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to China, which would hand Beijing a defense system capable of deterring even the most advanced air powers from infringing on Chinese airspace, the Vedomosti newspaper reported Wednesday. The two countries are reported to have recently signed an agreement for at least 6 divisions of the S-400 system.
Russia is in the process of selling cutting-edge S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to China, which would hand Beijing a defense system capable of deterring even the most advanced air powers from infringing on Chinese airspace, the Vedomosti newspaper reported Wednesday. The two countries are reported to have recently signed an agreement for at least 6 divisions of the S-400 system.
Thursday, November 27, 2014 10:26 AM
 

Russian Marine Troops to receive modern equipment and enhanced armored vehicles

Russian Marine Troops to receive modern equipment and enhanced armored vehicles
 
Marines of the Russian Black Sea Fleet will receive modern equipment and weaponry to ensure stability in the southern region, the commander of the Russian Navy’s coastal troops said. Gen. Alexander Kolpachenko told reporters that Russia's Marines are being rearmed and receive more new equipment and vehicles.
Marines of the Russian Black Sea Fleet will receive modern equipment and weaponry to ensure stability in the southern region, the commander of the Russian Navy’s coastal troops said. Gen. Alexander Kolpachenko told reporters that Russia's Marines are being rearmed and receive more new equipment and vehicles.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 09:31 AM
 

Japan considers creation of a state-backed agency for weapons exports

Japan considers creation of a state-backed agency for weapons exports
 
According to Reuters, Japan is considering creating a government-backed financing arm for weapons exports, a move that would accelerate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shift away from the country's pacifist past and strengthen Tokyo's regional security ties as China's military power grows.
According to Reuters, Japan is considering creating a government-backed financing arm for weapons exports, a move that would accelerate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shift away from the country's pacifist past and strengthen Tokyo's regional security ties as China's military power grows.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 09:00 AM
 

United States plan to increase military assistance and additional funds to Ukraine 2611143

United States plan to increase military assistance and additional funds to Ukraine
 
Barack Obama’s administration plans to increase military assistance to Ukraine and hopes the Congress will allocate additional funds for the purpose from the budget for the 2015 fiscal year, US officials told journalists on Sunday after Vice-President Joe Biden’s visit to Morocco, Ukraine and Turkey.
Barack Obama’s administration plans to increase military assistance to Ukraine and hopes the Congress will allocate additional funds for the purpose from the budget for the 2015 fiscal year, US officials told journalists on Sunday after Vice-President Joe Biden’s visit to Morocco, Ukraine and Turkey.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:55 AM
 

U.S. army delivered three AN/TPQ-48 LCMR Light Counter-Mortar Radar to Ukrainian army

U.S. army delivered three AN/TPQ-48 LCMR Light Counter-Mortar Radar to Ukrainian army
 
The U.S. military delivered three lightweight, AN/TPQ-48 counter-mortar radar systems to Ukrainian armed forces, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters. The radar systems are the first few of 20 that will be delivered during the next several weeks and U.S. military members will begin training Ukrainian armed forces in mid-December, Warren said.
The U.S. military delivered three lightweight, AN/TPQ-48 counter-mortar radar systems to Ukrainian armed forces, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters. The radar systems are the first few of 20 that will be delivered during the next several weeks and U.S. military members will begin training Ukrainian armed forces in mid-December, Warren said.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:14 AM
 

Raytheon to deliver projectiles and Excalibur 155mm 1b precision-guided munitions to U.S. Army

 Raytheon to deliver projectiles and Excalibur 1b precision-guided munitions to U.S. Army
 
Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $15,050,856 contract to acquire 213 projectiles under option five Excalibur 155mm increment 1b production option and 24 containers for the U.S. Army. Estimated completion date is April 29, 2016. Work will be performed at various locations throughout the United States, including Arizona, California, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri and Massachusetts, as well as overseas in Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $15,050,856 contract to acquire 213 projectiles under option, five Excalibur 155mm increment 1b production option and 24 containers for the U.S. Army. Estimated completion date is April 29, 2016. Work will be performed at various locations throughout the United States, including Arizona, California, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri and Massachusetts, as well as overseas in Sweden and the United Kingdom. Wednesday, November 26, 2014 10:38 AM
 

Germany gives 120 military vehicles to help Cameroon in fight against Boko Haram

 Germany gives 120 military vehicles to help Cameroon in fight against Boko Haram
 
On November 18, 2014, the Cameroonian Defence Minister, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o, received a donation of military equipment from Germany in the form of 120 all-terrain vehicles which “have proven themselves in past military operations in areas such as Afghanistan.”
On November 18, 2014, the Cameroonian Defence Minister, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o, received a donation of military equipment from Germany in the form of 120 all-terrain vehicles which “have proven themselves in past military operations in areas such as Afghanistan.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 09:45 AM
 

United States successfully test flight of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile 2611141

United States successfully test flight of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently supported the successful flight testing of the U.S. Air Force's Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) weapon system. The operational flight test was conducted as part of the Air Force Global Strike Command's Force Development Evaluation Program.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently supported the successful flight testing of the U.S. Air Force's Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) weapon system. The operational flight test was conducted as part of the Air Force Global Strike Command's Force Development Evaluation Program.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 09:22 AM
 

Indian Army receives its first upgraded Schilka ZSU-23-4 air defense weapon system

 Indian Army receives its first upgraded Shilka ZSU-23-4 air defense weapon system
 
Indian defense and security company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) announced yesterday, November 25, that it has handed over the first Upgraded Shilka Weapon System to the Indian Army. Lt Gen V K Saxena, AVSM, VSM, Director General, Army Air Defense, received the system from S. K. Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, BEL, at a function organized at BEL's Bengaluru, India factory.
Indian defense and security company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) announced yesterday, November 25, that it has handed over the first Upgraded Shilka Weapon System to the Indian Army. Lt Gen V K Saxena, AVSM, VSM, Director General, Army Air Defense, received the system from S. K. Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, BEL, at a function organized at BEL's Bengaluru, India factory.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 09:17 AM
 

Spartan Chassis awarded subcontract by BAE Systems for 22 International Light Armored Vehicles

 Spartan Chassis awarded subcontract by BAE Systems for 22 International Light Armored Vehicles
 
Spartan Chassis, a business unit of Spartan Motors, announced yesterday that its Defense and Government operating group has been awarded a subcontract from defense contractor BAE Systems to support the production of 22 International Light Armored Vehicles.
Spartan Chassis, a business unit of Spartan Motors, announced yesterday that its Defense and Government operating group has been awarded a subcontract from defense contractor BAE Systems to support the production of 22 International Light Armored Vehicles.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:21 AM
 

General Dynamics and Smith & Wesson to team on U.S. Army's M9 handgun replacement

General Dynamics and Smith & Wesson to team on U.S. Army's M9 handgun replacement
 
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and Smith &Wesson Holding Corp. have officially announced their partnership to pursue the U.S. Army's Modular Handgun System (MHS) solicitation to replace the M9 standard Army sidearm.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and Smith &Wesson Holding Corp. have officially announced their partnership to pursue the U.S. Army's Modular Handgun System (MHS) solicitation to replace the M9 standard Army sidearm.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014 09:15 AM
 

Cubic Corporation contract from U.S. Army to provide vehicle and laser weapons training systems 2511

Cubic Corporation contract from U.S. Army to provide vehicle and laser weapons training systems
 
Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today that it was awarded two new orders with a combined value at more than $51 million for its Tactical Vehicle System (TVS) and Instrumentable Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon Systems (I-MILES IWS) from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).
Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today that it was awarded two new orders with a combined value at more than $51 million for its Tactical Vehicle System (TVS) and Instrumentable Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon Systems (I-MILES IWS) from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 08:59 AM
 

Pakistan might acquire China North Industries Corporation's VT-4 main battle tank

Pakistan might acquire China North Industries Corporation's VT-4 main battle tank
 
China has agreed to Pakistan's request to purchase China North Industries Corporation's VT-4, the export version of China's MBT-3000 main battle tank, Chinese military expert Song Zhongping told Beijing Television in an interview on Nov. 19.
China has agreed to Pakistan's request to purchase China North Industries Corporation's VT-4, the export version of China's MBT-3000 main battle tank, Chinese military expert Song Zhongping told Beijing Television in an interview on Nov. 19.


Monday, November 24, 2014 11:09 AM
 

CACI International won contract to support U.S. Army's sensor technologies innovative projects

CACI International won contract to support U.S. Army's sensor technologies innovative projects
 
CACI International Inc announced on November, 10, it has been awarded a $32.5 million contract to support the development of specialized technologies for the U.S. Army's Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD). This two-year (one base plus one option year) contract was awarded under the Rapid Response - Third Generation (R23G) contract vehicle.
CACI International Inc announced on November 10 it has been awarded a $32.5 million contract to support the development of specialized technologies for the U.S. Army's Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD). This two-year (one base plus one option year) contract was awarded under the Rapid Response - Third Generation (R23G) contract vehicle.
Monday, November 24, 2014 10:10 AM
 

U.S. plan to arm Sunni tribal fighters in Iraq to fight Islamic State group in Anbar province 241114

U.S. plan to arm Sunni tribal fighters in Iraq to fight Islamic State group in Anbar province
 
Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday, November 23, 2014, on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered more aerial support and weapons for both soldiers and Sunni militiamen battling the Islamic State group in Anbar province, where Ramadi is the provincial capital.
Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday, November 23, 2014, on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered more aerial support and weapons for both soldiers and Sunni militiamen battling the Islamic State group in Anbar province, where Ramadi is the provincial capital.
Monday, November 24, 2014 09:06 AM
 

BAE Systems and IMI proposed joint project for Israel Defence Forces' M113 APCs upgrade

 BAE Systems and IMI proposed joint project for Israel Defense Forces' M113 APCs upgrade
 
As reported by Israel Defense, BAE and IMI have jointly offered IDF a project involving the acquisition of extended and upgraded M-113 Armored Personnel Carriers, fitted with an active protection system and passive and reactive protection The need for the prompt renewal of at least a portion of the IDF APC fleet is one of the significant lessons derived from the fighting in the Gaza Strip.
As reported by Israel Defense, BAE and IMI have jointly offered IDF a project involving the acquisition of extended and upgraded M-113 Armored Personnel Carriers, fitted with an active protection system and passive and reactive protection The need for the prompt renewal of at least a portion of the IDF APC fleet is one of the significant lessons derived from the fighting in the Gaza Strip.
Monday, November 24, 2014 08:52 AM
 

Iranian armed forces plan to further expand its air defense network 2411141

Iranian armed forces plan to further expand its air defense network
 
Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli stressed his forces' full preparedness to defend Iran's airspace, and said the country plans to further expand its air defense network.
Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli stressed his forces' full preparedness to defend Iran's airspace, and said the country plans to further expand its air defense network.
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Monday, November 24, 2014 07:57 AM
 

Big tender in India to replace 105mm light field guns with new towed and wheeled artillery systems 2

Big tender in India to replace 105mm light field guns with new towed and wheeled artillery systems
 
India on Saturday, November 22, 2014, invited bids for a $2.4-billion artillery deal. The bid for 814 mounted guns is the first big artillery tender in nearly three decades since the scandal-hit Swedish Bofors guns deal in 1987.
India on Saturday, November 22, 2014, invited bids for a $2.4-billion artillery deal. The bid for 814 mounted guns is the first big artillery tender in nearly three decades since the scandal-hit Swedish Bofors guns deal in 1987.
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 03:06 PM
 

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