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October 2012 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

United Nations Security Council approves a plan for international military intervention in Mali
 

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution that gives West African nations 45 days to offer details of a plan for international military intervention in Mali, now split in two. The text approved by the council on Friday, October 12, 2012, also urges authorities in Bamako and representatives of Tuareg rebels and Islamist fighters controlling the north to "engage, as soon as possible, in a credible negotiation process".

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution that gives West African nations 45 days to offer details of a plan for international military intervention in Mali, now split in two. The text approved by the council on Friday, October 12, 2012, also urges authorities in Bamako and representatives of Tuareg rebels and Islamist fighters controlling the north to "engage, as soon as possible, in a credible negotiation process". Saturday, October 13, 2012, 09:15 AM

 

United States Israel are planning attack against Iranian nuclear facilities with UAV and bombers
 

The United States and Israel are planning an attack on nuclear facilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran using bombers and unmanned aircraft. It was unveiled today in the magazine Foreign Policy. The publication quotes a source who was in on the discussions between the two countries, which ensures that the attack may last between two and 48 hours.

The United States and Israel are planning an attack on nuclear facilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran using bombers and unmanned aircraft. It was unveiled today in the magazine Foreign Policy. The publication quotes a source who was in on the discussions between the two countries, which ensures that the attack may last between two and 48 hours.
Friday, October 12, 2012, 10:41 AM

 

New facility to upgrade Canadian LAV III armoured vehicles at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa
 

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Canadian National Defence, today attended the grand opening for a new facility that will house the fleet of upgraded Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) IIIs at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa.

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Canadian National Defence, today attended the grand opening for a new facility that will house the fleet of upgraded Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) IIIs at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa.
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Friday, October 12, 2012, 09:57 AM

 

Indonesia will purchase new military equipment as howitzer CAESAR, Astros II MLRS and AH-64
 

Indonesia provides more information about its acquisition planning for military equipment and vehicles. The Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) is expected to receive more military hardware in the future. It has been confirmed by the United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) that 8 AH-64D Block III Longbow Apache attack helicopter will be acquired by Indonesia.

Indonesia provides more information about its acquisition planning for military equipment and vehicles. The Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) is expected to receive more military hardware in the future. It has been confirmed by the United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) that 8 AH-64D Block III Longbow Apache attack helicopter will be acquired by Indonesia.
Friday, October 12, 2012, 09:49 AM

 

American business magnate Carl Icahn offer to acquire Oshkosh Corp. for about $3 billion
 

Carl Icahn, the American billionaire activist investor, offered to buy Oshkosh Corp. (OSK) for about $3 billion, saying management of the military vehicles supplier has failed to deliver on pledges to improve profitability.

Carl Icahn, the American billionaire activist investor, offered to buy Oshkosh Corp. (OSK) for about $3 billion, saying management of the military vehicles supplier has failed to deliver on pledges to improve profitability.
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Friday, October 12, 2012, 08:03 AM

 

United States and Israel to launch massive air defense military exercises Austere Challenge AC12
 

The U.S. and Israeli militaries are engaged in final preparations for the largest-ever joint missile defense drill in the allies' history. The three-week exercise, dubbed Austere Challenge 12 (AC12), will start on Oct. 21, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday, October 10, 2012, citing an army source.

The U.S. and Israeli militaries are engaged in final preparations for the largest-ever joint missile defense drill in the allies' history. The three-week exercise, dubbed Austere Challenge 12 (AC12), will start on Oct. 21, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday, October 10, 2012, citing an army source.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012, 10:15 AM

 

France asks green light from United Nations for a military operation to end crisis in Mali
 

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, expressed his readiness to give green light to the launching of a military operation to end crisis in northern Mali. "France has once again confirmed its readiness not only to vote for this resolution, but to support the logistical and political the initiative taken by Africans," Hollande said.

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, expressed his readiness to give green light to the launching of a military operation to end crisis in northern Mali. "France has once again confirmed its readiness not only to vote for this resolution, but to support the logistical and political the initiative taken by Africans," Hollande said.
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 09:43 AM

 

United States send military personnel to Jordan to help the country to handle Syrian refugees
 

The U.S. military has sent planners and other specialists to Jordan to help that country's armed forces handle a flood of Syrian refugees, and prepare for other contingencies as the crisis in Syria continues, media reports said Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

The U.S. military has sent planners and other specialists to Jordan to help that country's armed forces handle a flood of Syrian refugees, and prepare for other contingencies as the crisis in Syria continues, media reports said Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012, 09:06 AM

 

Rheinmetall selected for U.S. procurement project with Remotely Weapon Station CROWS III
 

The German Company Rheinmetall has been selected to take part in a major US procurement project in the field of vehicle armament. Over the next five years Rheinmetall can expect to generate $US20 million in sales each year under the “Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) III” framework agreement, eventually totalling US$100 million.

The German Company Rheinmetall has been selected to take part in a major US procurement project in the field of vehicle armament. Over the next five years Rheinmetall can expect to generate $US20 million in sales each year under the “Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) III” framework agreement, eventually totalling US$100 million.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 17:21 PM

 

Israeli army IDF deploys air defense missile Patriot to protect Israeli Airspace
 

A Patriot surface-to-air missile battery was deployed in the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Monday, two days after an unmanned aircraft breached Israeli airspace from the Mediterranean, local media reported. Israel Defense Forces officials were quoted by Ha'aretz daily as saying that the deployment was not an emergency measure, and such systems are deployed to the area from time to time.

A Patriot surface-to-air missile battery was deployed in the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Monday, two days after an unmanned aircraft breached Israeli airspace from the Mediterranean, local media reported. Israel Defense Forces officials were quoted by Ha'aretz daily as saying that the deployment was not an emergency measure, and such systems are deployed to the area from time to time.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 11:06 AM

 

French Company Nexter unveils its new Aravis Assault Vehicle at Milipol Qatar 2012
 

At Milipol Qatar 2012, the biggest international exhibition in the Middle-East, dedicated to internal State Security, the French Company Nexter unveils a new vehicle Aravis especially dedicated for Police and SWAT units, under the name of "Aravis Assault Vehicle". The new vehicle is based on the standard Aravis mine protected vehicle.

At Milipol Qatar 2012, the biggest international exhibition in the Middle-East, dedicated to internal State Security, the French Company Nexter unveils a new vehicle Aravis especially dedicated for Police and SWAT units, under the name of "Aravis Assault Vehicle". The new vehicle is based on the standard Aravis mine protected vehicle.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 03:38 AM

 

Russia will deliver 30 Mi-28NE attack helicopters and 50 air defense systems Pantsir-S1 to Iraq
 

Russia will deliver Mi-28NE attack helicopters and Pantsir S-1 mobile air-defense systems to Iraq in arms deals worth $4.2 billion signed earlier this year, it was disclosed today during a visit to Moscow by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in which he met his counterpart Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Russia will deliver Mi-28NE attack helicopters and Pantsir S-1 mobile air-defense systems to Iraq in arms deals worth $4.2 billion signed earlier this year, it was disclosed today during a visit to Moscow by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in which he met his counterpart Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 04:57 PM

 

Raytheon awarded a contract of U.S. government for anti-tank guided missile TOW
 

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received a $349 million five-year, multi-year contract to provide heavy anti-tank, wireless precision-assault missiles for the U.S. government. Raytheon received the award during its third quarter. Under this contract, Raytheon will deliver 6,676 of the new wireless TOW (tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided) missiles.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received a $349 million five-year, multi-year contract to provide heavy anti-tank, wireless precision-assault missiles for the U.S. government. Raytheon received the award during its third quarter. Under this contract, Raytheon will deliver 6,676 of the new wireless TOW (tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided) missiles.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 04:31 PM

 

Nicaragua selected Russian-made armoured vehicle Tigr GAZ-2330 for Police and Special Forces
 

Russia’s Interior Ministry has signed an agreement with Nicaragua to supply the Light Tactical Armoured vehicle "Tigr" GAZ-2330. Nicaragua purchase 4x4 armored GAZ-2330 Tigr to Russia , with an approximate value per unit of $ 300,000. Source did not specify the number of vehicles to be purchased.

Russia’s Interior Ministry has signed an agreement with Nicaragua to supply the Light Tactical Armoured vehicle "Tigr" GAZ-2330. Nicaragua purchase 4x4 armored GAZ-2330 Tigr to Russia , with an approximate value per unit of $ 300,000. Source did not specify the number of vehicles to be purchased.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 03:33 PM

 

BAE Systems will produce eight M88A2 armoured recovery vehicles for the Iraqi Army
 

BAE Systems received a $31.8 million foreign military sale contract to produce eight M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation Systems (HERCULES) for the Iraqi Army. HERCULES is the recovery system of choice for today’s 70-ton combat vehicles, cutting in half the number of recovery vehicles and personnel required to perform recovery missions in support of modern tank forces.

BAE Systems received a $31.8 million foreign military sale contract to produce eight M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation Systems (HERCULES) for the Iraqi Army. HERCULES is the recovery system of choice for today’s 70-ton combat vehicles, cutting in half the number of recovery vehicles and personnel required to perform recovery missions in support of modern tank forces.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 12:01 AM

 

Follow Euronaval 2012 show news with Navy Recognition's Online Daily
 

The 23rd Euronaval show will be held from 22 to 26 October 2012 at the Paris – Le Bourget Exhibition Centre. If you want to learn all the latest news and what is happening at this event, make sure you follow the Online Daily News coverage provided by Navy Recognition.

The 23rd Euronaval show will be held from 22 to 26 October 2012 at the Paris – Le Bourget Exhibition Centre. If you want to learn all the latest news and what is happening at this event, make sure you follow the Online Daily News coverage provided by Navy Recognition.
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Monday, October 8, 2012, 11:09 AM

 

Iran and Iraq officially have signed an agreement of bilateral cooperation in the defense field
 

On Thursday, October 4, 2012, the Iranian Minister of Defense and his Iraqi counterparts, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Saadoun al-Dulaimi, respectively, signed a document of bilateral cooperation in the defense field. According to the paper, the execution of these agreements will deepen even further the relations of the two countries.

On Thursday, October 4, 2012, the Iranian Minister of Defense and his Iraqi counterparts, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Saadoun al-Dulaimi, respectively, signed a document of bilateral cooperation in the defense field. According to the paper, the execution of these agreements will deepen even further the relations of the two countries.
Monday, October 8, 2012, 10:56 AM

 

New Iranian-made air defense radar is able to confront electronic warfare in all frequencies
 

The Iranian defense industries' new products will enable the country's air defense system to overcome the enemies during possible electronic warfare through using all frequencies, said Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli.

The Iranian defense industries' new products will enable the country's air defense system to overcome the enemies during possible electronic warfare through using all frequencies, said Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli.
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Monday, October 8, 2012, 10:29 AM

 

One more Turkish artillery fire inside Syria after the Sunday mortar attack against Turkey
 

Another Syrian mortar shell fell inside the Turkish territory on Sunday, October 7, 2012, prompting the retaliatory artillery fire by the Turkish army in a fifth straight day, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported. The Syrian shell landed near the Turkish border town of Akcakale, and the Turkish troops responded by firing mortar shells, making it the fifth day of clashes between the two neighboring countries, said the report.

Another Syrian mortar shell fell inside the Turkish territory on Sunday, October 7, 2012, prompting the retaliatory artillery fire by the Turkish army in a fifth straight day, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported. The Syrian shell landed near the Turkish border town of Akcakale, and the Turkish troops responded by firing mortar shells, making it the fifth day of clashes between the two neighboring countries, said the report. Monday, October 8, 2012, 09:23 AM

 

Modernization of Indonesian army not aggressive purposes or initiating arms race in the region
 

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Friday, October 5, 2012, that modernization of weapons is not intended for aggressive purposes or initiating arms race in the region. He said the arms modernization was aimed at safeguarding the country's sovereignty.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Friday, October 5, 2012, that modernization of weapons is not intended for aggressive purposes or initiating arms race in the region. He said the arms modernization was aimed at safeguarding the country's sovereignty.
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Sunday, October 7, 2012, 12:18 AM

 

South Korea reached a deal with United States for ballistic missile with a range of up to 800 km
 

South Korea is now allowed to develop ballistic missiles with a range of up to 800 kilometers, more than double the current limit, under a revised pact with the United States to better respond to percieved missile threats from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the presidential office here said Sunday, October 7, 2012.

South Korea is now allowed to develop ballistic missiles with a range of up to 800 kilometers, more than double the current limit, under a revised pact with the United States to better respond to percieved missile threats from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the presidential office here said Sunday, October 7, 2012.
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Sunday, October 7, 2012, 11:41 AM

 

Turkey continues artillery firing into Syria after the death of five of Turkish civilians
 

Turkey continues artillery firing into Syria after a Syrian mortar has killed five of Turkish civilians near the village of Guvecci in Hatay province, Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Early on Saturday, the Anadolu Agency said the Syrian mortar had landed over the border during intense fighting between government troops and rebels in Syria's Idlib province.

Turkey continues artillery firing into Syria after a Syrian mortar has killed five of Turkish civilians near the village of Guvecci in Hatay province, Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Early on Saturday, the Anadolu Agency said the Syrian mortar had landed over the border during intense fighting between government troops and rebels in Syria's Idlib province.
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 10:17 AM

 

Russia to sign a defense contract of $5 billion for delivery of arms and military equipment to Iraq
 

Russia may join the ranks of major importers of weapons to Iraq. During the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki's, a contract for $5 billion may be signed for the sale of MiG fighter jets, products of Russian Helicopters, anti-aircraft missile systems, armored vehicles and other weapons to the Middle Eastern country.

Russia may join the ranks of major importers of weapons to Iraq. During the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki's, a contract for $5 billion may be signed for the sale of MiG fighter jets, products of Russian Helicopters, anti-aircraft missile systems, armored vehicles and other weapons to the Middle Eastern country.
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Friday, October 5, 2012, 10:25 AM

 

Joint military exercices for Malaysian and Philippine armies to support global peace
 

The Malaysian and Philippine armies will further foster better relationship with each other through an exercise in supporting global peace. Deputy Malaysian army chief Lieutenant General Datuk Seri Panglima Ahmad Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi said this could be achieved through the enhancement of the scope of the Land MLAPHI Exercise involving the forces of both nations

The Malaysian and Philippine armies will further foster better relationship with each other through an exercise in supporting global peace. Deputy Malaysian army chief Lieutenant General Datuk Seri Panglima Ahmad Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi said this could be achieved through the enhancement of the scope of the Land MLAPHI Exercise involving the forces of both nations.
Friday, October 5, 2012, 09:41 AM

 

Turkish parliament approved cross-border military operations inside Syria
 

Turkey’s parliament approved a motion allowing the government to order military action against Syria, after a shell fired across the border killed five Turks. The motion, brought by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, was passed with 320 votes for and 129 against.

Turkey’s parliament approved a motion allowing the government to order military action against Syria, after a shell fired across the border killed five Turks. The motion, brought by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, was passed with 320 votes for and 129 against.
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Friday, October 5, 2012, 09:22 AM

 

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