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November 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
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China Defense Company NORINCO to export Sky Dragon 50 air defense missile system to Rwanda
 
According the Chinese military magazine Kanwa, the Chinese Defense Company NORINCO has exported its new medium-range surface-to-air defense missile system to Rwanda. This country is the first foreign customer for the Sky Dragon 50.
According the Chinese military magazine Kanwa, the Chinese Defense Company NORINCO has exported its new medium-range surface-to-air defense missile system to Rwanda. This country is the first foreign customer for the Sky Dragon 50.
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 11:03 AM
 

Safran Sagem has completed flight tests of its Patroller drone integrated in a shared airspace
 
Sagem (Safran) has just completed a series of flight tests with its Patroller drone demonstrating the feasibility of a drone being integrated in a shared (manned/unmanned aircraft) airspace, in compliance with civil aviation regulations and air control procedures.
Sagem (Safran) has just completed a series of flight tests with its Patroller drone demonstrating the feasibility of a drone being integrated in a shared (manned/unmanned aircraft) airspace, in compliance with civil aviation regulations and air control procedures.
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 08:42 AM
 

Sudanese army has selected Chinese-made QBZ-97 assault rifle for its Kombo Future Soldier System
 
The Sudanese army has selected the Chinese-made QBZ-97 bullpup 5.56mm assault rifle for their Future Soldier System. Currently, Sudanese armed forces uses many Chinese weapon and combat vehicles as the Type 96 main battle tank, HJ-8 anti-tank missile, Type 56 and Type 81 rifles, CQ rifle, QJZ-89 50-cal heavy machine gun, M99 50-cal sniper rifle and the QLZ-87 automatic grenade launcher.
The Sudanese army has selected the Chinese-made QBZ-97 bullpup 5.56mm assault rifle for their Future Soldier System. Currently, Sudanese armed forces uses many Chinese weapon and combat vehicles as the Type 96 main battle tank, HJ-8 anti-tank missile, Type 56 and Type 81 rifles, CQ rifle, QJZ-89 50-cal heavy machine gun, M99 50-cal sniper rifle and the QLZ-87 automatic grenade launcher.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 07:52 AM
 

Saab & PT Pindad to team for marketing Ground Based Air Defence systems
 
Defence and security company Saab has signed a teaming agreement with Defence Company PT Pindad for marketing Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) systems as well as extending the operational life of the Indonesian Armed Forces’ (TNI’s) RBS70 Air Defence Missile system.
Defence and security company Saab has signed a teaming agreement with Defence Company PT Pindad for marketing Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) systems as well as extending the operational life of the Indonesian Armed Forces’ (TNI’s) RBS70 Air Defence Missile system.

Friday, November 21, 2014 11:24 AM
 

Another Russian aerospace defense regiment equipped with S-400 missile system in Moscow region
 
A regiment of the Russian aerospace defense troops has been equipped with surface-to-air S-400 missiles, announced Thursday in Moscow troops spokesman Alexei Zolotukhin. "Teams of service of the regiment conducted missile firing training on the polygon Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan region, to prepare for the arrival of the new S-400 missiles," said Colonel Zolotukhin.
A regiment of the Russian aerospace defense troops has been equipped with surface-to-air S-400 missiles, announced Thursday in Moscow troops spokesman Alexei Zolotukhin. "Teams of service of the regiment conducted missile firing training on the polygon Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan region, to prepare for the arrival of the new S-400 missiles," said Colonel Zolotukhin.
Friday, November 21, 2014 10:23 AM
 

 Rheinmetall presents a new innovative protection concept, the Discreet Armoured Cabin
 
At the NIDV defence fair in the Netherlands, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) is presenting a forward-looking protection concept for logistic vehicles. Developed by Austrian manufacturer Ressenig Fahrzeugbau GmbH and approved by RMMV, the Discreet Armoured Cabin (DAC) can be mounted on the proven TGS chassis.
At the NIDV defence fair in the Netherlands, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) is presenting a forward-looking protection concept for logistic vehicles. Developed by Austrian manufacturer Ressenig Fahrzeugbau GmbH and approved by RMMV, the Discreet Armoured Cabin (DAC) can be mounted on the proven TGS chassis.
Friday, November 21, 2014 09:38 AM
 

MBDA and Avibras to jointly develop local variant of the Common Anti-Air Modular Missile system
 
The European company MBDA and the Brazilian company Avibras showcased for the first time to the Brazilian authorities a joint project for the development of a local variant of the MBDA's Common Anti-Air Modular Missile system (CAMM) for the Armed Forces of Brazil.
The European company MBDA and the Brazilian company Avibras showcased for the first time to the Brazilian authorities a joint project for the development of a local variant of the MBDA's Common Anti-Air Modular Missile system (CAMM) for the Armed Forces of Brazil.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:53 AM
 

Oshkosh Defense Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle achieves key milestone in JLTV program
 
Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced yesterday that its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) successfully completed Limited User Testing (LUT) with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract.
Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced yesterday that its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) successfully completed Limited User Testing (LUT) with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 09:35 AM
 

  General Dynamics to manufacture ST Kinetics' 40mm High Velocity Air Burst Ammunition
 
General Dynamics announced today that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd (AME), a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics), to manufacture 40mm Air Burst Ammunition for the U.S. military.
General Dynamics announced today that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd (AME), a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics), to manufacture 40mm Air Burst Ammunition for the U.S. military.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 08:58 AM
 

Harris Corp. awarded contract to supply Canadian Armed Forces with Falcon III tactical radios
 
Harris Corporation has been awarded a 4-year, C$180 million ceiling, single-award IDIQ contract to supply the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with Harris Falcon III® tactical radios. The contract was awarded during the first quarter of fiscal 2015.
Harris Corporation has been awarded a 4-year, C$180 million ceiling, single-award IDIQ contract to supply the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with Harris Falcon III® tactical radios. The contract was awarded during the first quarter of fiscal 2015.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:27 AM
 

 NATO conducts major multinational cyber defence exercise "Cyber Coalition 2014"
 
NATO launched yesterday, November 18, its largest ever multinational cyber defence exercise, “Cyber Coalition 2014” on Tuesday (18 November). The three-day training event will test the Alliance’s ability to defend its networks from the various challenges that exist when operating in the contested cyber domain.
NATO launched yesterday, November 18, its largest ever multinational cyber defence exercise, “Cyber Coalition 2014”. The three-day training event will test the Alliance’s ability to defend its networks from the various challenges that exist when operating in the contested cyber domain.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 09:49 AM
 

 South Korea to deploy 100 K-2 Black Panther main battle tanks by 2017
 
South Korea will deploy around 100 of its indigenously-built K-2 Black Panther main battle tanks (MBTs) by 2017, the country's defence procurement agency has announced. The decision in this regard was taken during a defence project committee meeting presided over by Defence Minister Han Min-koo, the Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) said.
South Korea will deploy around 100 of its indigenously-built K-2 Black Panther main battle tanks (MBTs) by 2017, the country's defence procurement agency has announced. The decision in this regard was taken during a defence project committee meeting presided over by Defence Minister Han Min-koo, the Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) said.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 09:14 AM
 

 India and China start joint training exercise "Hand-in-Hand"
 
The fourth India- China joint training exercise 'Hand-in- Hand' was launched on Monday at the Aundh Military Cantonment here, with the aim to acquaint both the Armies with each other's operating procedures in the backdrop of counter terrorism environment.
The fourth India- China joint training exercise 'Hand-in- Hand' was launched on Monday at the India-based Aundh Military Cantonment, with the aim to acquaint both the Armies with each other's operating procedures in the backdrop of counter terrorism environment.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:25 AM
 

UK to send 10 armored vehicles in Eastern Ukraine to protect OSCE's monitoring mission
 
Britain is to send 10 armoured vehicles to bolster the international monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine amid renewed tensions between the pro-Russia separatist rebels in the government in Kiev. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the vehicles would enable the monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to operate safely in the more volatile parts of the country.
Britain is to send 10 armoured vehicles to bolster the international monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine amid renewed tensions between the pro-Russia separatist rebels in the government in Kiev. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the vehicles would enable the monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to operate safely in the more volatile parts of the country.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 09:45 AM
 

India successfully test-fired indigenously developed Akash surface-to-air missile
 
India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile from a test range in Odisha as part of user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was test-fired from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur at about 3.18 pm," defence sources said.
India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile from a test range in Odisha as part of user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was test-fired from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur at about 3.18 pm," defence sources said.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 09:14 AM
 

Collective Security Treaty Organization's members eye on joint air and missile defense system
 
CSTO's Chiefs of General Staff are due to gather for the first extended meeting of the Military Committee of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Yekaterinburg, Russia’s Urals, on Monday to discuss security challenges.
CSTO's Chiefs of General Staff are due to gather for the first extended meeting of the Military Committee of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Yekaterinburg, Russia’s Urals, on Monday to discuss security challenges.


Monday, November 17, 2014 03:47 PM
 

China and Serbia vow to strengthen military cooperation
 
Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan met with Serbian Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic in Beijing on Monday, vowing to push forward pragmatic cooperation between the two country's armed forces. Chang said their bilateral strategic partnership has deepened in recent years, with exchanges and cooperation between the two armed forces maintaining healthy development.
Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan met with Serbian Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic in Beijing on Monday, vowing to push forward pragmatic cooperation between the two country's armed forces. Chang said their bilateral strategic partnership has deepened in recent years, with exchanges and cooperation between the two armed forces maintaining healthy development.
Monday, November 17, 2014 03:25 PM
 

Polish Special Operations units to be equipped with SCT Rubin thermal-vision scopes
 
The Armament Inspectorate of Poland started negotiations with the PCO S.A. company, aiming at procurement of 200 thermal-vision SCT Rubin scopes. These are regarded as one of the components of Tytan future soldier equipment system. At the moment neither the value of the contract, nor the planned supply schedule are known.
The Armament Inspectorate of Poland started negotiations with the PCO S.A. company, aiming at procurement of 200 thermal-vision SCT Rubin scopes. These are regarded as one of the components of Tytan future soldier equipment system. At the moment neither the value of the contract, nor the planned supply schedule are known.

Monday, November 17, 2014 12:04 PM
 

 Pakistan successfully tests Shaheen 1A medium-range ballistic missile
 
Pakistan on Monday conducted a test launch of an intermediate range of ballistic missile which is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 900 kilometers, the military said. The successful launch of "Shaheen 1A (Hatf IV)" was aimed at re- validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system, an army statement said.
Pakistan on Monday conducted a test launch of an intermediate range of ballistic missile which is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 900 kilometers, the military said. The successful launch of "Shaheen 1A (Hatf IV)" was aimed at re- validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system, an army statement said.
Monday, November 17, 2014 09:48 AM
 

Four Iran-made RQ-170 drones will start operational flights by the end of this year
 
Four Iran-made RQ-170 drones - manufactured through the reverse engineering of a similar American pilotless plane that was downed by Iran in 2011, will start operational flights by the end of this year, senior IRGC officials announced on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, adding that the country may gift one of its home-made RQ-170s to the US.
Four Iran-made RQ-170 drones - manufactured through the reverse engineering of a similar American pilotless plane that was downed by Iran in 2011, will start operational flights by the end of this year, senior IRGC officials announced on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, adding that the country may gift one of its home-made RQ-170s to the US.
Saturday, November 15, 2014 03:33 PM
 

Russia to place 16 RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile launchers into service this year
 
The Russian strategic missile troops will place 16 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile launchers into service this year, the troops’ commander Sergey Karakayev said on Friday. The general said in October that the troops had received nine launchers, six ballistic missiles for mobile Yars systems and two for stationary systems in 2014 and expected to receive three launchers and eight missiles more until the end of the year.
The Russian strategic missile troops will place 16 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile launchers into service this year, the troops’ commander Sergey Karakayev said on Friday. The general said in October that the troops had received nine launchers, six ballistic missiles for mobile Yars systems and two for stationary systems in 2014 and expected to receive three launchers and eight missiles more until the end of the year. Friday, November 14, 2014 11:45 AM
 

India successfully test-fired home-made nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile
 
India on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, from a test range at Chandipur near here as part of a user trial by Army. Defence sources said the state-of-the-art missile, which is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads, was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range at about 10.40 hrs.
India on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, from a test range at Chandipur near here as part of a user trial by Army. Defence sources said the state-of-the-art missile, which is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads, was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range at about 10.40 hrs. Friday, November 14, 2014 11:10 AM
 

Russian RChBD Troops to receive upgraded flamethrower weapons soon
 
Flame units of the Russian Troops of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense (RChBD) will soon receive upgraded flame weapons, head of the RChBD troops Maj. Gen. Eduard Cherkasov said Thursday, November 13.
Flame units of the Russian Troops of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense (RChBD) will soon receive upgraded flame weapons, head of the RChBD troops Maj. Gen. Eduard Cherkasov said Thursday, November 13.


Friday, November 14, 2014 09:48 AM
 

Patria handed over the first refurbished and upgraded XA-180 APC to the Finnish Defence Forces
 
Patria handed over the first modernised XA-180 armoured personnel carrier to the Finnish Defence Forces. It is a pre-series vehicle, based on which the actual series of 70 vehicles will be modernised during 2015-2017. The contract also includes an option, whose implementation would extend to 2021, for the modernisation of 210 vehicles.
Patria handed over the first modernised XA-180 armoured personnel carrier to the Finnish Defence Forces. It is a pre-series vehicle, based on which the actual series of 70 vehicles will be modernised during 2015-2017. The contract also includes an option, whose implementation would extend to 2021, for the modernisation of 210 vehicles.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 08:33 PM
 

GDLS-Canada to integrate enhanced surveillance suite on Canadian LAV III Upgrade vehicles
 
The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, announced today that the Government of Canada has awarded a CDN$287 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for the provision and integration of an enhanced surveillance suite on to Canadian LAV III Upgrade vehicles, known as LAV 6.0.
The Honourable Diane Finley, Canadian Minister of Public Works and Government Services, announced today that the Government of Canada has awarded a CDN$287 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for the provision and integration of an enhanced surveillance suite on to Canadian LAV III Upgrade vehicles, known as LAV 6.0.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 05:42 PM
 

Pakistan conducts successful training launch of nuclear-capable Shaheen-II ballistic missile
 
Pakistan today conducted a successful training launch of Shaheen-II ballistic missile, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). “The successful launch was the culminating point of the field training exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command which was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of a strategic missile group, besides re-validating different design and technical parameters of the weapon system,” the ISPR said.
Pakistan today conducted a successful training launch of Shaheen-II ballistic missile, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). “The successful launch was the culminating point of the field training exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command which was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of a strategic missile group, besides re-validating different design and technical parameters of the weapon system,” the ISPR said. Thursday, November 13, 2014 01:51 PM
 

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