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October 2012 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

Argentina first foreign customer for the new Brazilian Guarani IVECO armoured vehicle 3110126

Argentina first foreign customer for the new Brazilian Guarani IVECO armoured vehicle
 

Brazil is pushing ahead its armored personnel carrier production program both to modernize its army and to create a new defense export market. Argentina is the first foreign customer to indicate interest in acquiring at least 14 of the six-wheel Guarani APC that Brazil is developing in a joint venture with Italy's Iveco S.p.A., which has headquarters in Turin.

Brazil is pushing ahead its armored personnel carrier production program both to modernize its army and to create a new defense export market. Argentina is the first foreign customer to indicate interest in acquiring at least 14 of the six-wheel Guarani APC that Brazil is developing in a joint venture with Italy's Iveco S.p.A., which has headquarters in Turin.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 05:37 PM

 

Iranian Armed Forces are using latest home-made weapons during military exercises Zolfaqar 91 311012

Iranian Armed Forces are using latest home-made weapons during military exercises Zolfaqar 91
 

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said his forces are using the latest home-made weaponries in the ongoing exercises in the country's Western province of Kermanshah.

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said his forces are using the latest home-made weaponries in the ongoing exercises in the country's Western province of Kermanshah.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 04:41 PM

 

Expal demonstrates capacity of its mortar systems EIMOS to foreign and Spanish armed forces 3110124

Expal demonstrates the capacity of its mortar systems EIMOS to foreign and Spanish armed forces
 

The Spanish Company Expal demonstrates the capacity of its mortar systems EIMOS to representatives of foreign and Spanish armed forces. The demonstration, which took place at the Spanish Army’s San Gregorio National Training Center, consisted of a theoretical presentation of the products, followed shortly thereafter by five dynamic tests.

The Spanish Company Expal demonstrates the capacity of its mortar systems EIMOS to representatives of foreign and Spanish armed forces. The demonstration, which took place at the Spanish Army’s San Gregorio National Training Center, consisted of a theoretical presentation of the products, followed shortly thereafter by five dynamic tests.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 02:53 PM

 

Rheinmetall contract production of TAPV Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle for Canadian army 3110123

Rheinmetall contract for production of TAPV Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle for Canadian army
 

Rheinmetall AG (XETRA: RHM) and Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today October 31, 2012, announced that they have signed a €160 million ($205 million CAD) contract for work on the Canadian Forces Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) project, performed by Rheinmetall Canada Inc., Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

Rheinmetall AG (XETRA: RHM) and Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today October 31, 2012, announced that they have signed a €160 million ($205 million CAD) contract for work on the Canadian Forces Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) project, performed by Rheinmetall Canada Inc., Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 02:17 PM

 

China will boost military exchanges with other countries except with Japan 311022

China will boost military exchanges with other countries except with Japan
 

China's military exchanges with other countries will see a small upsurge at the end of 2012. The only exception is Japan, which is involved in a dispute with China over the Diaoyu Islands. Experts said China can deepen understanding with other countries by increasing military exchanges and cooperation. They also urged Japan to correct its mistake on the Diaoyu Islands issue.

China's military exchanges with other countries will see a small upsurge at the end of 2012. The only exception is Japan, which is involved in a dispute with China over the Diaoyu Islands. Experts said China can deepen understanding with other countries by increasing military exchanges and cooperation. They also urged Japan to correct its mistake on the Diaoyu Islands issue.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 07:15 AM

 

Ukraine and Malaysia will boost its military cooperation and develop high-tech weaponry 3110121

Ukraine and Malaysia will boost its military cooperation and develop high-tech weaponry
 

Ukraine and Malaysia pledged to boost military cooperation as senior defence officials from the two countries met here Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Ukraine and Malaysia pledged to boost military cooperation as senior defence officials from the two countries met here Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 06:52 AM

 

Lebanese Hezbollah has delivered images take by UAV to Iran about Israeli secret sites 3010122

Lebanese Hezbollah has delivered images take by UAV to Iran about Israeli secret sites
 

Iran claimed on Monday, October 29, 2012 it has pictures of highly protected sites in Israel, taken from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launched by the Lebanese Hezbollah group on October 6, the head of Iran's parliamentary defense commission Esmail Kossari told Arab-language channel Al-Alyam.

Iran claimed on Monday, October 29, 2012 it has pictures of highly protected sites in Israel, taken from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launched by the Lebanese Hezbollah group on October 6, the head of Iran's parliamentary defense commission Esmail Kossari told Arab-language channel Al-Alyam.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 10:54 AM

 

France and United States put pressure on Algeria to back a military intervention in Mali 2910121

France and United States put pressure on Algeria to back a military intervention in Mali
 

France and the United States are stepping pressure on Algeria to back a military intervention in Mali, where Islamist fighters have taken control off the northern region. "An intervention in northern Mali is possible without the military backing of Algeria but not without its green light," Pierre Boilley, the head of the Centre of African Studies, a French think-tank, said on Sunday, October 29, 2012.

France and the United States are stepping pressure on Algeria to back a military intervention in Mali, where Islamist fighters have taken control off the northern region. "An intervention in northern Mali is possible without the military backing of Algeria but not without its green light," Pierre Boilley, the head of the Centre of African Studies, a French think-tank, said on Sunday, October 29, 2012.
Monday, October 29, 2012, 07:16 AM

 

Elbit Systems has awarded a contract to supply remote weapon station REMAX to Brazilian army 2810126

Elbit Systems has awarded a contract to supply remote weapon station REMAX to Brazilian army
 

Elbit Systems has annonced October 24, 2012, that Ares Aeroespacial e Defensa Ltda. ("Ares"), its Brazilian subsidiary, was awarded an initial production order valued at approximately $25 million to supply 12.7/7.62mm Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS) to the Brazilian Army. The RCWS, named REMAX, a unique development of Ares, will be supplied within two years.

Elbit Systems has annonced October 24, 2012, that Ares Aeroespacial e Defensa Ltda. ("Ares"), its Brazilian subsidiary, was awarded an initial production order valued at approximately $25 million to supply 12.7/7.62mm Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS) to the Brazilian Army. The RCWS, named REMAX, a unique development of Ares, will be supplied within two years.
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 07:31 PM

 

Collaboration Russian state agency Rosoboronexport South Africa for military technologies 2810125

Collaboration of Russian state agency Rosoboronexport and South Africa for military technologies
 

The Russian state agency of arms export Rosoboronexport announced at Euronaval 2012, the International Naval and Maritime defence exhibition of Paris the potential of enhanced collaboration with South Africa in the field of military technologies, told to RIA Novosti on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, the Director General of Rosoboronexport, Anatoly Issaïkine.

The Russian state agency of arms export Rosoboronexport announced at Euronaval 2012, the International Naval and Maritime defence exhibition of Paris the potential of enhanced collaboration with South Africa in the field of military technologies, told to RIA Novosti on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, the Director General of Rosoboronexport, Anatoly Issaïkine.
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 01:48 PM

 

Italian Company OTO Melara delivers Centauro and Freccia vehicles to Russia for firing tests 2810124

Italian Company OTO Melara delivers Centauro and Freccia vehicles to Russia for firing tests
 

The Italian company OTO Melara has delivered two anti-tank armoured vehicles Centauro and two armoured infantry fighting vehicle Centauro Freccia in Russia, the vehicles were delivered for firing tests that will start after the green light by the Russian authorities, announced Wednesday, October 24, 2012, in Paris, representative of OTO Melara at Euronaval 2012, the International naval and maritime defence show.

The Italian company OTO Melara has delivered two anti-tank armoured vehicles Centauro and two armoured infantry fighting vehicle Centauro Freccia in Russia, the vehicles were delivered for firing tests that will start after the green light by the Russian authorities, announced Wednesday, October 24, 2012, in Paris, representative of OTO Melara at Euronaval 2012, the International naval and maritime defence show.
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 12:35 AM

 

Russia has successfully completed firing new prototype of intercontinental ballistic missile 2810123

Russia has successfully completed the firing of a new prototype of intercontinental ballistic missile
 

Russian Strategic Missile Troops tested Wednesday, October 24, 2012, a prototype of a new intercontinental ballistic missile on the Kapustin Yar polygon located in the Astrakhan region (Volga), announced the press office of the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Russian Strategic Missile Troops tested Wednesday, October 24, 2012, a prototype of a new intercontinental ballistic missile on the Kapustin Yar polygon located in the Astrakhan region (Volga), announced the press office of the Russian Ministry of Defence.
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Sunday, October 28, 2012, 12:14 AM

 

Azerbaijan plans to allocate around $2 billion for the next year's defence budget 2810122

Azerbaijan plans to allocate around $2 billion for the next year's defence budget
 

Azerbaijan plans to allocate AZN 1 528 582 000 ($1 947 238 000) for defense expenditures from the next year’s budget. APA reports that it is up 8.6% compared to 2012. AZN 1 407 312 400 was allocated for defense expenses from the state budget in 2012.

Azerbaijan plans to allocate AZN 1 528 582 000 ($1 947 238 000) for defense expenditures from the next year’s budget. APA reports that it is up 8.6% compared to 2012. AZN 1 407 312 400 was allocated for defense expenses from the state budget in 2012.
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Sunday, October 28, 2012, 10:06 AM

 

Syrian troops Bashar al-Assad continue fighting against rebels despite declared cease-fire 2810121

Syrian troops of Bashar al-Assad continue fighting against the rebels despite a declared cease-fire
 

Violence in unrest-tormented Syria continued unabatedly Saturday, October 27, 2012, the second day of Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, despite a declared cease-fire. Armed groups targeted five water pumps in Slaiman al-Halabi district in the northern city of Aleppo, the state TV said, adding that it caused water outage in some parts of the city.

Violence in unrest-tormented Syria continued unabatedly Saturday, October 27, 2012, the second day of Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, despite a declared cease-fire. Armed groups targeted five water pumps in Slaiman al-Halabi district in the northern city of Aleppo, the state TV said, adding that it caused water outage in some parts of the city.
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 07:44 AM

 

NIITEK awarded a contract to deliver Husky Mounted Detection Systems HMDS to Australian Army 2710126

NIITEK awarded a contract to deliver Husky Mounted Detection Systems HMDS to Australian Army
 

NIITEK, Inc., a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring"), announces the Australian Government has awarded NIITEK a $6.9 million firm fixed price contract for the production and delivery of ten (10) Husky Mounted Detection Systems (HMDS) and spare parts for use by the Australian Army. Deliveries under the contract will be made by the end of November 2012.

NIITEK, Inc., a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring"), announces the Australian Government has awarded NIITEK a $6.9 million firm fixed price contract for the production and delivery of ten (10) Husky Mounted Detection Systems (HMDS) and spare parts for use by the Australian Army. Deliveries under the contract will be made by the end of November 2012.
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 07:06 PM

 

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile THAAD successfully engages five targets simultaneously

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense THAAD successfully engages five targets simultaneously
 

Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LM) Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile and Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System successfully engaged in the first-ever test of all three systems demonstrating the integrated capabilities of today's U.S. regional missile defense systems.

Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LM) Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile and Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System successfully engaged in the first-ever test of all three systems demonstrating the integrated capabilities of today's U.S. regional missile defense systems.
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 11:35 AM

 

China and Romania would strengthen their bilateral military cooperation in many fields 2710121

China and Romania would strengthen their bilateral military cooperation in many fields
 

At the invitation of Doru Costea, Romanian ambassador to China, reporters with the PLA Daily visited to the Romanian Embassy in China on the eve of the Romanian Army Day, which falls on October 25, 2012, where Ambassador Costea and Antonio Marinescu, Romanian military attaché to China, received interviews given by PLA Daily reporters and talked about their impressions of China and the relations between the two countries and the two militaries.

At the invitation of Doru Costea, Romanian ambassador to China, reporters with the PLA Daily visited to the Romanian Embassy in China on the eve of the Romanian Army Day, which falls on October 25, 2012, where Ambassador Costea and Antonio Marinescu, Romanian military attaché to China, received interviews given by PLA Daily reporters and talked about their impressions of China and the relations between the two countries and the two militaries. Saturday, October 27, 2012, 09:02 AM

 

British Company OVIK Special Vehicles launches its new STAGG multi-role armoured vehicle 2610126

British Company OVIK Special Vehicles launches its new STAGG multi-role armoured vehicle
 

Following successes with various platforms such as the PANGOLIN Armoured Public Order Vehicle for the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the CAMELEON Multi-Mission Vehicle, OVIK embarked upon a strategy to design and build a complete, new, multi-role vehicle - from the ground up, the STAGG.

Following successes with various platforms such as the PANGOLIN Armoured Public Order Vehicle for the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the CAMELEON Multi-Mission Vehicle, OVIK embarked upon a strategy to design and build a complete, new, multi-role vehicle - from the ground up, the STAGG.
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Friday, October 26, 2012, 06:53 PM

 

Iranian Army is planning major military exercises in Western part of Iran in late October 2610122

Iranian Army is planning major military exercises in Western part of Iran in late October
 

Iran's Army is planning to hold a major drill in the western part of the country in late October, Press TV reported on Thursday, October 25, 2012. "This maneuver will be one of a kind and among the most spectacular drills ever held by the Iranian Army," an Iranian Army commander, Brigadier General Saeed Arablou, was quoted as saying.

Iran's Army is planning to hold a major drill in the western part of the country in late October, Press TV reported on Thursday, October 25, 2012. "This maneuver will be one of a kind and among the most spectacular drills ever held by the Iranian Army," an Iranian Army commander, Brigadier General Saeed Arablou, was quoted as saying.
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Friday, October 26, 2012, 09:39 AM

 

Russia would spend some 250 billion U.S. dollars for national defense in the next three years 241012

Russia would spend some 250 billion U.S. dollars for national defense in the next three years
 

Russia would spend 7.7 trillion rubles (some 250 billion U.S. dollars) for national defense in the next three years, a high-ranking member of the State Duma said Wednesday, October 24, 2012. By 2020 some 645 billion dollars would be used to develop and procure modern weapons, said Vladimir Komoyedov, head of the Defense Committee of the State Duma.

Russia would spend 7.7 trillion rubles (some 250 billion U.S. dollars) for national defense in the next three years, a high-ranking member of the State Duma said Wednesday, October 24, 2012. By 2020 some 645 billion dollars would be used to develop and procure modern weapons, said Vladimir Komoyedov, head of the Defense Committee of the State Duma.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 07:26 PM

 

China and Finland want to exchange military collaboration in the field of training 2310121

China and Finland want to exchange military collaboration in the field of training
 

Lt. Gen. Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), held talks with Arto Räty, permanent secretary of the Finnish Ministry of Defense (MOD), who came to China for an official good-will visit, in Beijing on the morning of October 22, 2012.

Lt. Gen. Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), held talks with Arto Räty, permanent secretary of the Finnish Ministry of Defense (MOD), who came to China for an official good-will visit, in Beijing on the morning of October 22, 2012.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 08:27 PM

 

Oshkosh Defense begins L-ATV vehicle production JLTV Manufacturing and Development Phase 2210121

Oshkosh Defense begins L-ATV vehicle production JLTV Manufacturing and Development Phase
 

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has begun production of its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV). The L-ATV was selected for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase, and it will be exhibited at AUSA 2012, Oct. 22-24 in Washington, D.C.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has begun production of its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV). The L-ATV was selected for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase, and it will be exhibited at AUSA 2012, Oct. 22-24 in Washington, D.C.
Monday, October 22, 2012, 09:42 PM

 

Boeing starts the second phase tests of its HEL MD mobile self-propelled laser gun 2110123

Boeing starts the second phase tests of its HEL MD mobile self-propelled laser gun
 

Boeing Corporation has started the second phase of tests of the prototype of HEL MD mobile laser gun. During the tests, specialists will shoot the 10-kW solid-state laser. The power of the laser can be increased. All tests of the HEL MD laser gun are to be finished within three years. Afterwards, the military will launch the experimental use of the laser gun, CNews reports.

Boeing Corporation has started the second phase of tests of the prototype of HEL MD mobile laser gun. During the tests, specialists will shoot the 10-kW solid-state laser. The power of the laser can be increased. All tests of the HEL MD laser gun are to be finished within three years. Afterwards, the military will launch the experimental use of the laser gun, CNews reports.
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 05:47 PM

 

Russian Pantsir-S1 gun-missile air defense system shot down real cruise missile firing test 2110121

Russian Pantsir-S1 gun-missile air defense system shot down real cruise missile during firing test
 

Two missiles fired from a Pantsir S1 short-range air defense system shot down a cruise missile during tests at a practice range in northern Russia on Friday, October 19, 2012, the Defense Ministry said. A real cruise missile was launched from a Tu-95MS Bear strategic bomber targeting a building 800 kilometers (500 miles) away.

Two missiles fired from a Pantsir S1 short-range air defense system shot down a real cruise missile during tests at a practice range in northern Russia on Friday, October 19, 2012, the Defense Ministry said. A real cruise missile was launched from a Tu-95MS Bear strategic bomber targeting a building 800 kilometers (500 miles) away.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012, 10:52 AM

 

Northrop Grumman Remotec to begin delivering Titus UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle 2010121

Northrop Grumman Remotec to begin delivering Titus UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle
 

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) subsidiary Remotec Inc. will begin deliveries in December of Titus TM, the newest and smallest member of its Andros TM line of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). Northrop Grumman Remotec designed the lighter, faster, stronger and more intelligent UGV for a variety of missions, bringing new capabilities to the small UGV market.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) subsidiary Remotec Inc. will begin deliveries in December of Titus TM, the newest and smallest member of its Andros TM line of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). Northrop Grumman Remotec designed the lighter, faster, stronger and more intelligent UGV for a variety of missions, bringing new capabilities to the small UGV market.
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 09:45 AM

 

Plan for a military intervention in Mali accelerates with the help of France 1910127

Plan for a military intervention in Mali accelerates with the help of France
 

African and European leaders will meet in Bamako Friday, October 19, 2012, to work on plans for a military intervention to seize back Mali's desert north from armed Islamists who control the region. Rebels from the Al-Qaeda-allied group Ansar Dine (Defenders of the Faith) on Thursday used pickaxes and other tools to destroy Muslin saints' tombs in the ancient city of Timbuktu, their latest attack on its cultural treasures

African and European leaders will meet in Bamako Friday, October 19, 2012, to work on plans for a military intervention to seize back Mali's desert north from armed Islamists who control the region. Rebels from the Al-Qaeda-allied group Ansar Dine (Defenders of the Faith) on Thursday used pickaxes and other tools to destroy Muslin saints' tombs in the ancient city of Timbuktu, their latest attack on its cultural treasures. Friday, October 19, 2012, 09:34 AM

 

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