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October 2012 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

Boeing development program High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator to counter rockets threats
 

Under a follow-on contractual effort from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), Boeing [NYSE: BA] will continue developing a truck-mounted directed energy system that improves warfighters' ability to counter rockets, artillery, mortars and unmanned aerial threats.

Under a follow-on contractual effort from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), Boeing [NYSE: BA] will continue developing a truck-mounted directed energy system that improves warfighters' ability to counter rockets, artillery, mortars and unmanned aerial threats.
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Friday, October 5, 2012, 08:24 AM

 

Iran and Iraq want to boost military cooperation to increase regional security
 

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Iran attaches much importance to its ties with Iraq, and stressed the necessity for further cooperation between the two neighboring countries in defense fields. Vahidi, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Baghdad this morning in a bid to meet with Iraqi officials and explore avenues for the further expansion of defense cooperation between the two sides.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Iran attaches much importance to its ties with Iraq, and stressed the necessity for further cooperation between the two neighboring countries in defense fields. Vahidi, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Baghdad this morning in a bid to meet with Iraqi officials and explore avenues for the further expansion of defense cooperation between the two sides. Thursday, October 4, 2012, 02:21 PM

 

BAE Systems contract for ECP Engineering Change Proposal for the U.S. Army Bradley armoured
 

BAE Systems received a $55 million contract for the second phase of the Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) effort for the Bradley Armoured Fighting Vehicle – one of the most survivable and reliable combat systems in the U.S. Army inventory.

BAE Systems received a $55 million contract for the second phase of the Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) effort for the Bradley Armoured Fighting Vehicle – one of the most survivable and reliable combat systems in the U.S. Army inventory.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012, 01:03 PM

 

Turkish army artillery targets Syria after a Syrian mortar bomb killed five people in Turkey
 

Turkish army artillery targets inside Syria Wednesday, October 3, 2012, after a mortar bomb fired from Syria side killed five people in Turkey. "Artillery fire resumed at 0300 GMT this October 4,2012 ", said a source on condition of anonymity.

Turkish army artillery targets inside Syria Wednesday, October 3, 2012, after a mortar bomb fired from Syria side killed five people in Turkey. "Artillery fire resumed at 0300 GMT this October 4,2012 ", said a source on condition of anonymity.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012, 09:01 AM

 

Russian army using now German-made trucks HX77 8x8 from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles
 

During the military exercises Caucasus-2012, the Russian army has used for the first time trucks manufactured in Germany, MAN HX77 8x8 equipped with shelter mounted at the rear of the chassis. Once more time, Russia shows its interest in using military equipment manufactured in the West.

During the military exercises Caucasus-2012, the Russian army has used for the first time trucks manufactured in Germany, MAN HX77 8x8 equipped with shelter mounted at the rear of the chassis. Once more time, Russia shows its interest in using military equipment manufactured in the West.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 03:32 PM

 

BAE Systems to Carry Out British Royal Marines BvS10 Viking All-Terrain vehicle Regeneration
 

BAE Systems has been awarded a £38m ($61m) contract to regenerate the Royal Marines’ fleet of BvS10 Viking all-terrain vehicles. The contract, signed with the UK Ministry of Defence, covers the refurbishment of 99 vehicles and brings them all to a common Mk2 mine-protected amphibious standard.

BAE Systems has been awarded a £38m ($61m) contract to regenerate the Royal Marines’ fleet of BvS10 Viking all-terrain vehicles. The contract, signed with the UK Ministry of Defence, covers the refurbishment of 99 vehicles and brings them all to a common Mk2 mine-protected amphibious standard.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 12:10 AM

 

Russia ready to supply equipment and weapons to Nicaragua for fighting against drug smuggling
 

Moscow says it is ready to supply equipment and weapons to Nicaragua as the global fight against the scourge of drug production and smuggling continues. Cooperation with the Central American country “comes down to the question of weapons, uniforms and police equipment,"Viktor Ivanov, head of the Federal Drug Control Service, told reporters following negotiations with Nicaraguan police chief Aminta Granera in Moscow.

Moscow says it is ready to supply equipment and weapons to Nicaragua as the global fight against the scourge of drug production and smuggling continues. Cooperation with the Central American country “comes down to the question of weapons, uniforms and police equipment,"Viktor Ivanov, head of the Federal Drug Control Service, told reporters following negotiations with Nicaraguan police chief Aminta Granera in Moscow. Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 09:21 AM

 

Iranian army prepares to counter enemy's electronic warfare measures
 

Commander of Iran's Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, Farzad Esmaili, has said that the Iranian armed forces are fully prepared to counter enemy's electronic warfare measures, Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.

Commander of Iran's Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, Farzad Esmaili, has said that the Iranian armed forces are fully prepared to counter enemy's electronic warfare measures, Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 12:04 AM

 

Carl Zeiss Optronics manufacturer of defence and civilian products becomes Cassidian Optronics
 

Cassidian has acquired a majority shareholding in what was previously Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH from Carl Zeiss AG. Cassidian now holds a 75.1 % stake in the new company, which has its headquarters in Oberkochen, Germany, while Carl Zeiss AG holds 24.9 %. All of the optical and optronic activities previously carried out by Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH are to be continued under the name of “Cassidian Optronics GmbH”.

Cassidian has acquired a majority shareholding in what was previously Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH from Carl Zeiss AG. Cassidian now holds a 75.1 % stake in the new company, which has its headquarters in Oberkochen, Germany, while Carl Zeiss AG holds 24.9 %. All of the optical and optronic activities previously carried out by Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH are to be continued under the name of “Cassidian Optronics GmbH”. Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 11:25 AM

 

India to induct 144 indigenously-developed 155mm howitzers with trial test this year
 

Indian Defence Ministry has cleared a proposal to induct 144 indigenously-developed 155mm howitzers into the Army for which trials will be held later this year. The 155mm artillery guns are being developed indigenously by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in Jabalpur on the basis of Transfer of Technology of the controversial Swiss Bofors guns, which were inducted into the Army in late 1980s.

Indian Defence Ministry has cleared a proposal to induct 144 indigenously-developed 155mm howitzers into the Army for which trials will be held later this year. The 155mm artillery guns are being developed indigenously by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in Jabalpur on the basis of Transfer of Technology of the controversial Swiss Bofors guns, which were inducted into the Army in late 1980s.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 08:20 AM

 

Polish Army uses latest military equipment of Bumar Company during Anakonda training exercises
 

During ANAKONDA – 12, the largest military training exercises of the Polish Army that just came to an end, equipment produced by Bumar supported tasks performed by practising units on firing grounds of Wicko Morskie, Drawsko Pomorskie and Orzysz.

During ANAKONDA – 12, the largest military training exercises of the Polish Army that just came to an end, equipment produced by Bumar supported tasks performed by practising units on firing grounds of Wicko Morskie, Drawsko Pomorskie and Orzysz.
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Monday, October 1, 2012, 10:24 AM

 

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