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October 2012 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

United States has a plan to create commando force in Libya to fight extremists
 

The United States plans to help Libya build a commando force to fight extremists like those that staged the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, officials said Oct. 16. President Barack Obama’s administration is seeking congressional approval for $6.2 million in Pentagon funds and $1.6 million from the State Department’s budget for the initiative, according to documents from each department.

The United States plans to help Libya build a commando force to fight extremists like those that staged the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, officials said Oct. 16. President Barack Obama’s administration is seeking congressional approval for $6.2 million in Pentagon funds and $1.6 million from the State Department’s budget for the initiative, according to documents from each department.
Friday, October 19, 2012, 09:00 AM

 

Pakistan intends to build its own UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Falco XN
 

Pakistan Defense Minister Syed Naveed Qamar said Pakistan intends to build unmanned aerial vehicles. Qamar made the statement in discussions with Pakistani media, the News International reported Thursday, October 18, 2012. Pakistan's indigenous UAV industry is centered on the state-owned defense enterprise Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in Kamra, east of Islamabad.

Pakistan Defense Minister Syed Naveed Qamar said Pakistan intends to build unmanned aerial vehicles. Qamar made the statement in discussions with Pakistani media, the News International reported Thursday, October 18, 2012. Pakistan's indigenous UAV industry is centered on the state-owned defense enterprise Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in Kamra, east of Islamabad.
Friday, October 19, 2012, 08:34 AM

 

Kazakhstan signs a contract with Turkish Company Otokar to produce locally Cobra 4x4 armoured
 

Turkey’s leading armored vehicles manufacturer, Otokar, will launch a production line in Kazakhstan, the company said in a statement. A memorandum of understanding for the venture was signed Oct. 12 in Istanbul during the Turkish-Kazakh Investment and Commerce Forum, the statement said. The deal was witnessed by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Turkey’s leading armored vehicles manufacturer, Otokar, will launch a production line in Kazakhstan to produce the Cobra 4x4 light armoured vehicle, the company said in a statement. A memorandum of understanding for the venture was signed Oct. 12 in Istanbul during the Turkish-Kazakh Investment and Commerce Forum, the statement said.
Friday, October 19, 2012, 04:45 AM

 

China wants to strengthen its military cooperation with Laos
 

Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), met with a delegation of academies of the Lao People’s Army (LPA) headed by Brigadier Thongloi, president of the National Defense College of the LPA, in Beijing on October 17, 2012. Ma Xiaotian said that China and Laos are close and friendly neighbors, and China attaches great importance to developing relations with Laos.

Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), met with a delegation of academies of the Lao People’s Army (LPA) headed by Brigadier Thongloi, president of the National Defense College of the LPA, in Beijing on October 17, 2012. Ma Xiaotian said that China and Laos are close and friendly neighbors, and China attaches great importance to developing relations with Laos.
Friday, October 19, 2012, 04:20 AM

 

Live firing tests for Russian army Pantsir S1 gun-missile air defence system against cruise missile
 

The Russian armed forces are to carry out live firing tests of the Army's Pantsyr short-range gun-missile air defense system against cruise missile targets for the first time at a range in northern Russia, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. "The Pantsyr will be tested in live attacks for the first time against real cruise missile targets on the range," a Defense Ministry source said.

The Russian armed forces are to carry out live firing tests of the Army's Pantsyr short-range gun-missile air defense system against cruise missile targets for the first time at a range in northern Russia, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. "The Pantsyr will be tested in live attacks for the first time against real cruise missile targets on the range," a Defense Ministry source said.
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 09:27 AM

 

U.S. and Israel will test Iron Dome and Patriot air defense systems at joint military exercises
 

United States and Israel military will hold a joint exercise next week, with testing missile defense one of the main objectives, U.S. and Israeli officials announced Wednesday, October 17, 2012. The drill, Exercise Austere Challenge 2012, will involve more than 3,500 U.S. service members and be conducted throughout Israel and off-shore

United States and Israel military will hold a joint exercise next week, with testing missile defense one of the main objectives, U.S. and Israeli officials announced Wednesday, October 17, 2012. The drill, Exercise Austere Challenge 2012, will involve more than 3,500 U.S. service members and be conducted throughout Israel and off-shore.
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 03:32 AM

 

First order of ACMAT Bastion Patsas Special Forces protected vehicle for Tchad Presidential Guard
 

Chad has purchased 22 Bastions Patsas 4x4 Special Forces protected vehicle designed and manufactured by the French Company ACMAT, a subdivision of Renault Trucks Defense. The vehicle will be used by the country's presidential guard.

Chad has purchased 22 Bastions Patsas 4x4 Special Forces protected vehicle designed and manufactured by the French Company ACMAT, a subdivision of Renault Trucks Defense. The vehicle will be used by the country's presidential guard.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 04:27 PM

 

Elbit Systems launches today new integrated infantry combat system Dominator-LD
 

Elbit Systems launched today a new member of the Dominator® IICS (Integrated Infantry Combat System) solution: Dominator-Light Dismounted (LD), a new lightweight version, geared specifically for the tactical dismounted infantry soldier and Special Forces.

Elbit Systems launched today a new member of the Dominator® IICS (Integrated Infantry Combat System) solution: Dominator-Light Dismounted (LD), a new lightweight version, geared specifically for the tactical dismounted infantry soldier and Special Forces.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 03:37 PM

 

Indonesia and India would like to develop defence cooperation between the two countries
 

Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and visiting Indian Defense Minister Shri AK Antony met here on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, to seek further defense cooperation between the two countries. "I expect this bilateral meeting would improve our cooperation in the defense sector to higher level," Purnomo said in his remarks to welcome his Indian counterpart and his entourage.

Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and visiting Indian Defense Minister Shri AK Antony met here on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, to seek further defense cooperation between the two countries. "I expect this bilateral meeting would improve our cooperation in the defense sector to higher level," Purnomo said in his remarks to welcome his Indian counterpart and his entourage.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 08:42 AM

 

Russia tests short-range interceptor A-135 (ABM-3) SH-08 Gazelle anti-ballistic missile network
 

Russia's Aerospace Defense Force successfully tested a short-range anti-missile defense system on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, a Defense Ministry spokesman told RIA Novosti. "The Aerospace Forces and defense industry successfully tested a Russian short-range interceptor missile at Sary-Shagan range at 12.01 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16," Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said.

Russia's Aerospace Defense Force successfully tested a short-range anti-missile defense system on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, a Defense Ministry spokesman told RIA Novosti. "The Aerospace Forces and defense industry successfully tested a Russian short-range interceptor missile at Sary-Shagan range at 12.01 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16," Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 06:33 PM

 

O'Gara Group Enters Agreement To Acquire BAE Systems Commercial Armored Vehicle Division
 

The O'Gara Group, Inc., a global provider of security products and services, announced today that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with BAE Systems Survivability Systems LLC to acquire BAE Systems Commercial Armored Vehicles LLC.

The O'Gara Group, Inc., a global provider of security products and services, announced today that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with BAE Systems Survivability Systems LLC to acquire BAE Systems Commercial Armored Vehicles LLC.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 05:43 PM

 

Australian Ministry of Defence announced the purchase of 19 155mm towed howitzers M777A2
 

Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Government had approved the purchase of an additional two artillery batteries of Lightweight Towed Howitzers, comprising 19 M777A2 155mm howitzers. The cost of the additional 19 howitzers is around $70 million.

Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Government had approved the purchase of an additional two artillery batteries of Lightweight Towed Howitzers, comprising 19 M777A2 155mm howitzers. The cost of the additional 19 howitzers is around $70 million.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 03:20 PM

 

Serbia could export arms to Pakistan including ammunitions, armoured vehicles and assault rifles
 

Serbia and Pakistan are considering defense cooperation, including possible export of ammunition, armored vehicles and assault rifles to the Asian country. Serbia has been trying since 2009 to arrange such sales and an agreement may be reached after a visit by Pakistani Defense Minister Syed Naveed Qamar to several defense producers in the Balkan country, Serbia’s Defense Minister Aleksandar Vucic told reporters in Belgrade today after meeting with Qamar.

Serbia and Pakistan are considering defense cooperation, including possible export of ammunition, armored vehicles and assault rifles to the Asian country. Serbia has been trying since 2009 to arrange such sales and an agreement may be reached after a visit by Pakistani Defense Minister Syed Naveed Qamar to several defense producers in the Balkan country, Serbia’s Defense Minister Aleksandar Vucic told reporters in Belgrade today after meeting with Qamar. Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 08:12 AM

 

Israeli-made Iron Dome air defense system could be operated by U.S. Army in the near future
 

United States congressmen are attempting to initiate a measure that could lead to the shared production of the Iron Dome system’s Tamir missiles in the US, both to assist Israel and to have the system operated by the US to protect US forces around the world.

United States congressmen are attempting to initiate a measure that could lead to the shared production of the Iron Dome system’s Tamir missiles in the US, both to assist Israel and to have the system operated by the US to protect US forces around the world.
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Monday, October 15, 2012, 02:23 PM

 

European Union approved a new plan to deploy 3,000 peacekeeping troops in Syria
 

The European Union has approved a new plan to deploy 3,000 peacekeeping troops in Syria, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said. The plan was first introduced by Lakhdar Brahimi, the new UN-Arab League peace envoy to Syria. The soldiers sent to Syria will possibly include European nationals.

The European Union has approved a new plan to deploy 3,000 peacekeeping troops in Syria, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said. The plan was first introduced by Lakhdar Brahimi, the new UN-Arab League peace envoy to Syria. The soldiers sent to Syria will possibly include European nationals.
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Monday, October 15, 2012, 01:51 PM

 

Turkey ready to response by military actions against Syria for each violation of its border
 

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said here Saturday, October 13, 2012, that Ankara will do what is necessary if Syria again violates its border. "We will do what needs to be done if our border is violated again," he told reporters while he had a bilateral meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on the Syrian crisis in Istanbul's Hilton Hotel.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said here Saturday, October 13, 2012, that Ankara will do what is necessary if Syria again violates its border. "We will do what needs to be done if our border is violated again," he told reporters while he had a bilateral meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on the Syrian crisis in Istanbul's Hilton Hotel.
Monday, October 15, 2012, 12:26 AM

 

Armed Forces of Macedonia show interest for Polish Rosomak wheeled infantry fighting vehicle
 

Polish President Krzysztof Krystowski, along with Vice-President Marcin Idzik, Under-Secretary of Polish State in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Boguslaw Winid and Under-Secretary of Polish State in Ministry of National Defence, Gen. Waldemar Skrzypczak, participated in the official visit in Macedonia, which purpose was to promote Polish defence industry.

Polish President Krzysztof Krystowski, along with Vice-President Marcin Idzik, Under-Secretary of Polish State in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Boguslaw Winid and Under-Secretary of Polish State in Ministry of National Defence, Gen. Waldemar Skrzypczak, participated in the official visit in Macedonia, which purpose was to promote Polish defence industry.
Monday, October 15, 2012, 08:53 AM

 

Elbit Systems to supply Far Eastern country with ATMOS autonomous artillery system howitzer
 

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT ("Elbit Systems"), announced Sunday, October 14, 2012, that it was awarded two contracts from a Far Eastern country to supply defense and artillery ATMOS systems at a total value of approximately $50 million.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT ("Elbit Systems"), announced Sunday, October 14, 2012, that it was awarded two contracts from a Far Eastern country to supply defense and artillery ATMOS systems at a total value of approximately $50 million.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012, 01:45 PM

 

Massive military training exercises "Saber Junction" for the U.S Armed Forces in Germany
 

For the first time in more than two decades, American armored vehicles will travel across farmland as part of a massive force-on-force exercise that stretches between major Army training areas. Dubbed “Saber Junction” and expected to involve more than 6,000 soldiers from the U.S. and other NATO nations, the exercise harkens back to a Cold War era of training when civilian land sometimes played a role.

For the first time in more than two decades, American armored vehicles will travel across farmland as part of a massive force-on-force exercise that stretches between major Army training areas. Dubbed “Saber Junction” and expected to involve more than 6,000 soldiers from the U.S. and other NATO nations, the exercise harkens back to a Cold War era of training when civilian land sometimes played a role.
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 10:20 AM

 

Seventeen NATO countries will be equipped with the new Russian-made shotgun rifle Vepr-12
 

Seventeen NATO countries will be equipped in the future with the new Russian shotgun rifle Vepr-12, annonced the Russian State Corporation of Technologies Rostekhnologii, on Friday, October 12, 2012. Based on the Kalashnikov assault rifle, the Vepr 12 is designed by the Russsian factory Molot.

Seventeen NATO countries will be equipped in the future with the new Russian shotgun rifle Vepr-12, annonced the Russian State Corporation of Technologies Rostekhnologii, on Friday, October 12, 2012. Based on the Kalashnikov assault rifle, the Vepr 12 is designed by the Russsian factory Molot.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012, 06:55 PM

 

Turkey boosts its military presence on Syrian border with 250 tanks and 55 fighter aircraft
 

Turkey bolstered military presence on the border with Syria by deploying 250 tanks and 55 jets of various models on Friday, October 12, 2012, after a Syrian military helicopter bombed the Syrian border town of Azmarin.

Turkey bolstered military presence on the border with Syria by deploying 250 tanks and 55 jets of various models on Friday, October 12, 2012, after a Syrian military helicopter bombed the Syrian border town of Azmarin.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012, 12:41 AM

 

Northrop Grumman introduces new developments of Unmanned Ground Vehicle Titus and Lobster
 

As Northrop Grumman's subsidiary Remotec Inc. continues to develop innovative, affordable, more capable robotic systems for first responders and the military, it is introducing two new developments to the unmanned ground vehicle market with Titus and Lobster UGV.

As Northrop Grumman's subsidiary Remotec Inc. continues to develop innovative, affordable, more capable robotic systems for first responders and the military, it is introducing two new developments to the unmanned ground vehicle market with Titus and Lobster UGV.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10:57 AM

 

Saint-Gobain Crystals awarded contract to supply bulletproof windows for M142 rocket launcher
 

Saint-Gobain Crystals has been awarded a three-year contract, valued at approximately $20 million , to supply the U.S. Army and Marine Corps with sapphire engineered armor and tooling to make bulletproof windshields and door windows for the M142 HIMARS High Mobility Artillery Rocket Launcher.

Saint-Gobain Crystals has been awarded a three-year contract, valued at approximately $20 million , to supply the U.S. Army and Marine Corps with sapphire engineered armor and tooling to make bulletproof windshields and door windows for the M142 HIMARS High Mobility Artillery Rocket Launcher.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10:35 AM

 

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