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October 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Iraqi security forces to progress in the fighting against militants of Islamic State of Iraq 3010142

Iraqi security forces to progress in the fighting against militants of Islamic State of Iraq
 
Iraqi security forces – including the Kurdish peshmerga – have been making incremental progress against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists inside Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today. In the past day and a half, Iraqi forces have made gains in many parts of the country, Kirby said at a Pentagon news conference.
Iraqi security forces – including the Kurdish peshmerga – have been making incremental progress against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists inside Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today. In the past day and a half, Iraqi forces have made gains in many parts of the country, Kirby said at a Pentagon news conference.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 02:46 PM
 

Transhield has completed delivery of 350 covers for 350 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles 301

Transhield has completed delivery of 350 covers for 350 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles
 
Transhield, Inc. has completed a delivery of 350 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle and equipment covers to the U.S. Air Force. The company continues to expand its support of the Department of Defense's MRAP fleets, suppying protective covers to the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and, with this order, the U.S. Air Force.
Transhield, Inc. has completed a delivery of 350 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle and equipment covers to the U.S. Air Force. The company continues to expand its support of the Department of Defense's MRAP fleets, suppying protective covers to the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and, with this order, the U.S. Air Force.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 01:00 PM
 

Singapore to strengthen its national security using tethered surveillance balloon with radar 2910144

Singapore to strengthen its national security using tethered surveillance balloon with radar
 
Singapore is strengthening its national security using a tethered surveillance balloon filled with radar equipment, said the Defense Minister. The new technology, a tethered aerostat, allows Singapore to compensate for the difficulties presented to its defense capabilities by its small size and terrain.
Singapore is strengthening its national security using a tethered surveillance balloon filled with radar equipment, said the Defense Minister. The new technology, a tethered aerostat, allows Singapore to compensate for the difficulties presented to its defense capabilities by its small size and terrain.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:00 PM
 

Defense ministers of United States and Ukraine to discuss bilateral security issues 2910144

Defense ministers of United States and Ukraine to discuss bilateral security issues
 
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone on Monday, October 27, 2014, with Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak to discuss bilateral security issues, according to a spokesman of U.S. Defense Department.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone on Monday, October 27, 2014, with Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak to discuss bilateral security issues, according to a spokesman of U.S. Defense Department.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 09:16 PM
 

Nexter of France to deliver 12 Aravis 4x4 multipurpose heavily armoured vehicles to Gabon 2910143

Nexter of France to deliver 12 Aravis 4x4 multipurpose heavily armoured vehicles to Gabon
 
Philippe Burtin, CEO of Nexter, signed October 29, 2014, a contract in the presence of the French and Gabonese Ministers of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Ernest Mpouho Epigat, to supply the Gabonese Republic with 12 highly protected 4x4 vehicles ARAVIS®.
Philippe Burtin, CEO of Nexter, signed October 29, 2014, a contract in the presence of the French and Gabonese Ministers of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Ernest Mpouho Epigat, to supply the Gabonese Republic with 12 highly protected 4x4 vehicles ARAVIS®.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 06:27 PM
 

Russia will deliver four S-300 surface-to-air defense missile systems to Belarus for end of 2014 291

Russia will deliver four S-300 surface-to-air defense missile systems to Belarus for end of 2014
 
Russia will deliver four S-300 surface-to-air defense missile systems to Belarus by the end of this year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday, October 29, 2014. In July 2014, Russia’s Defense Ministry has signed a contract for giving S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Belarus.
Russia will deliver four S-300 surface-to-air defense missile systems to Belarus by the end of this year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday, October 29, 2014. In July 2014, Russia’s Defense Ministry has signed a contract for giving S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Belarus.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 02:27 PM
 

Mechanics and drivers of Nigerian Armed Forces completed training at KrAZ truck factory 2810144

Mechanics and drivers of Nigerian Armed Forces completed training at KrAZ truck factory
 
A group of mechanics and drivers of the Nigerian Armed Forces completed two-week training in operation, maintenance and repair of special KrAZ truck. This training was held in compliance with the contract signed between “KrAZ” and the Ministry of Defence of the country in the first semester of this year.
A group of mechanics and drivers of the Nigerian Armed Forces completed two-week training in operation, maintenance and repair of special KrAZ truck. This training was held in compliance with the contract signed between “KrAZ” and the Ministry of Defence of the country in the first semester of this year.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:50 PM
 

Russia will have full radar coverage of the Arctic region this year 2810143

Russia will have full radar coverage of the Arctic region this year
 
Russia will have full radar coverage of the Arctic region this year, while next year it will be ready “to meet unwanted guests” both from the north and from the east, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. He said Russia was expanding military presence in the Arctic region, building infrastructure on its islands.
Russia will have full radar coverage of the Arctic region this year, while next year it will be ready “to meet unwanted guests” both from the north and from the east, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. He said Russia was expanding military presence in the Arctic region, building infrastructure on its islands.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 09:59 PM
 

New Zealand and United States soldiers to conduct joint exercise codenamed Kiwi Koru 2810141

New Zealand and United States soldiers to conduct joint exercise codenamed Kiwi Koru
 
New Zealand and the United States troops will be conducting a month-long joint exercise codenamed Kiwi Koru in the central North Island next month to test their deployment agility, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
New Zealand and the United States troops will be conducting a month-long joint exercise codenamed Kiwi Koru in the central North Island next month to test their deployment agility, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 03:29 PM
 

Poland to strengthen military forces in east of country to improve security on border with Ukraine 2

Poland to strengthen military forces in east of country to improve security on border with Ukraine
 
Poland’s defense ministry said Monday, October 27, 2014, it plans to gradually strengthen military forces located in the country’s east over the coming years to improve security in the face of the separatist conflict in neighboring Ukraine. Poland supports Kiev in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and has called for stronger Western sanctions against Russia amid the conflict.
Poland’s defense ministry said Monday, October 27, 2014, it plans to gradually strengthen military forces located in the country’s east over the coming years to improve security in the face of the separatist conflict in neighboring Ukraine. Poland supports Kiev in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and has called for stronger Western sanctions against Russia amid the conflict.
Monday, October 27, 2014 09:08 PM
 

India will purchase 8,000 Israeli Spike anti-tank guided missiles and 300 units of launchers 2610142

India will purchase 8,000 Israeli Spike anti-tank guided missiles and 300 units of launchers
 
India has opted to buy Israel’s Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on Saturday, October 25, 2014, rejecting a rival US offer of Javelin missiles. India will buy at least 8,000 Spike missiles and more than 300 launchers in a deal worth $525 million, according the newspaper website "theguardian".
India has opted to buy Israel’s Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on Saturday, October 25, 2014, rejecting a rival US offer of Javelin missiles. India will buy at least 8,000 Spike missiles and more than 300 launchers in a deal worth $525 million, according the newspaper website "theguardian".
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Sunday, October 26, 2014 03:33 PM
 

Lebanese armed forces continue military operations against Islamist groups in the city of Tripoli 25

Lebanese armed forces continue military operations against Islamist groups in the city of Tripoli
 
Six Lebanese soldiers were killed during fighting with Islamist gunmen in northern Lebanon for a second day on Saturday, October 25, 2014, using helicopters to fire rockets in the first such air attack since the war in neighboring Syria began.
Six Lebanese soldiers were killed during fighting with Islamist gunmen in northern Lebanon for a second day on Saturday, October 25, 2014, using helicopters to fire rockets in the first such air attack since the war in neighboring Syria began.
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Sunday, October 26, 2014 09:48 AM
 

Lebanese armed forces to purchase French VBC 90 armoured and CAESAR 155mm howitzers 2510142

Lebanese armed forces to purchase French VBC 90 armoured and CAESAR 155mm howitzers
 
French president François Hollande has approved the sale of defence and security equipment to Lebanon under a USD3 billion contract grant from Saudi Arabia to help it fight jihadis encroaching into Lebanon from Syria. The French military equipment for Lebanon includes, VBC-90 armoured vehicles, Caesar 155mm howitzers, Mistral missile systems, AS 532 Cougar helicopters and and Combattante FS56 fast attack long range craft.
French president François Hollande has approved the sale of defence and security equipment to Lebanon under a USD3 billion contract grant from Saudi Arabia to help it fight jihadis encroaching into Lebanon from Syria. The French military equipment for Lebanon includes, VBC-90 armoured vehicles, Caesar 155mm howitzers, Mistral missile systems, AS 532 Cougar helicopters and and Combattante FS56 fast attack long range craft. Saturday, October 25, 2014 01:07 PM
 

OSCE in Ukraine successfully completed maiden flight with Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system 251014

OSCE in Ukraine successfully completed maiden flight with Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system
 
The OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) October 23, 2014, successfully completed the maiden flight of its unarmed/unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) before members of the media near Mariupol in eastern Ukraine.
The OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) October 23, 2014, successfully completed the maiden flight of its unarmed/unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) before members of the media near Mariupol in eastern Ukraine.
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Saturday, October 25, 2014 01:07 PM
 

Airbus Defense and Space to deliver 17 UH-72A Lakotas helicopter for United States Army

Airbus Defense and Space to deliver 17 UH-72A Lakotas helicopter for United States Army
 
More Lakotas for the U.S. Army
Airbus Defense and Space has obtained an $82.9 million (about €65.5 million) contract to deliver 17 UH-72A Lakotas to the U.S. Army. The UH-72A Lakota is a military version of the Eurocopter EC145 helicopter.
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Friday, October 24, 2014 03:00 PM
 

Iraqi army regroups but won't be able to launch a ground offensive before months

Iraqi army regroups but won't be able to launch a ground offensive before months
 
Iraqi army regroups but won't be able to launch a ground offensive before months
Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials said Thursday.
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Friday, October 24, 2014 11:30 AM
 

U.S. testing Lockheed Martin's Persistent Threat Detection System for border protection

U.S. testing Lockheed Martin's Persistent Threat Detection System for border protection
 
Working with the U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin is providing operational support for a Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) aerostat system that is being evaluated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the Southern border of the United States.
Working with the U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin is providing operational support for a Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) aerostat system that is being evaluated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the Southern border of the United States.

Friday, October 24, 2014 10:42 AM
 

Ruselectronics Company unveiled new remote observation and surveillance command post

Ruselectronics Company unveiled new remote observation and surveillance command post
 
The Ruselectronics Holding Company, a subsidiary of Rostec Corporation, has presented a new mobile command post for remote observation and surveillance during security operations in areas affected by natural disasters, emergencies caused by technology, and in mass gatherings and potentially volatile crowds.
The Ruselectronics Holding Company, a subsidiary of Rostec Corporation, has presented a new mobile command post for remote observation and surveillance during security operations in areas affected by natural disasters, emergencies caused by technology, and in mass gatherings and potentially volatile crowds.

Friday, October 24, 2014 10:08 AM
 

Poland to begin Narew short range air defence system acquisition program in 2016

Poland to begin Narew short range air defence system acquisition program in 2016
 
Polish Ministry of Defence is to start the procedures aiming at acquiring Narew short range anti-aircraft/anti-missile defence system in 2016, reported yesterday Defence24. The technical dialogue is to be opened in November this year.
Polish Ministry of Defence is to start the procedures aiming at acquiring Narew short range anti-aircraft/anti-missile defence system in 2016, reported yesterday Defence24. The technical dialogue is to be opened in November this year.


Friday, October 24, 2014 09:38 AM
 

Lincad of UK has been awarded three new Research and Development contracts by British MOD 2310145

Lincad of UK has been awarded three new Research and Development contracts by British MOD
 
A leader in the design and manufacture of specialist batteries and chargers, Lincad is pleased to announce that it has been awarded three new R&D contracts by the British MOD. This will provide the funding required for the company to take the development of three key new products through to the production stage.
As a leader in the design and manufacture of specialist batteries and chargers, Lincad is pleased to announce that it has been awarded three new R&D contracts by the British MOD. This will provide the funding required for the company to take the development of three key new products through to the production stage.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 06:32 PM
 

Plasan is expanding Carbon Nanotube manufacturing capacity

Plasan is expanding Carbon Nanotube manufacturing capacity
 
TorTech Nano Fibers, a subsidiary of Plasan, announced on October 14 the installation of additional capacity for the manufacture of its nonwoven carbon nanotube (CNT) sheet at its manufacturing facility. This will more than triple output once full commissioning is completed in the next few months and is an important step towards a full scale industrial manufacturing capability.
TorTech Nano Fibers, a subsidiary of Plasan, announced on October 14 the installation of additional capacity for the manufacture of its nonwoven carbon nanotube (CNT) sheet at its manufacturing facility. This will more than triple output once full commissioning is completed in the next few months and is an important step towards a full scale industrial manufacturing capability.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 06:15 PM
 

Selex ES acquires Tactical Technologies Inc. and strengthens its electronic warfare offer

Selex ES acquires Tactical Technologies Inc. and strengthens its electronic warfare offer
 
Selex ES has completed the acquisition of Tactical Technologies Inc. (TTI) operating out of Ottawa, Canada. TTI is a well-respected independent supplier of electronic warfare analysis software and services to world-wide customers.
Selex ES has completed the acquisition of Tactical Technologies Inc. (TTI) operating out of Ottawa, Canada. TTI is a well-respected independent supplier of electronic warfare analysis software and services to world-wide customers.


Thursday, October 23, 2014 14:15 PM
 

Spain will send 300 soldiers to train Iraqi Army

Spain will send 300 soldiers to train Iraqi Army
 
Spain will send 300 soldiers to train Iraqi Army
On October 22, the Congress of Deputies of Spain (the lower house of Parliament) has voted in favor of sending troops with a large majority (314 lawmakers on a total of 329 present members). Spanish soldiers will be deployed at the end of 2014 in the south of Iraq.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 AM
 

United Instrument Corporation unveiled its new Forpost area monitoring radar system

United Instrument Corporation unveiled its new Forpost area monitoring radar system
 
The United Instrument Corporation has presented Forpost, an area monitoring radar system, designed by its subsidiary Concern Vega at the Interpolitex 2014 Show in Russia, which has better specs than similar overseas-made products The Forpost monitoring radar system was developed to identify ground targets, surface ships and low-flying objects and is capable of tracking at least 50 targets at the same time, the company reported in its press release.
The United Instrument Corporation has presented Forpost, an area monitoring radar system, designed by its subsidiary Concern Vega at the Interpolitex 2014 Show in Russia, which has better specs than similar overseas-made products The Forpost monitoring radar system was developed to identify ground targets, surface ships and low-flying objects and is capable of tracking at least 50 targets at the same time, the company reported in its press release. Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:09 AM
 

One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted

One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted
 
One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted
A Youtube video posted on October 21, shows islamic fighters of Islamic States lay hands on a bundle intended for the Kurdish fighters in Kobani, Syria. Pentagon spokesman admits that this bundle most likely fell into islamic hands.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:00 AM
 

Russia awarded contract to provide 16,000 T-90 ammunition to Indian Armed Forces

Russia awarded contract to provide 16,000 T-90 ammunition to Indian Armed Forces
 
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Russia is likely to win a $197 million T-90 ammunition contract from India. In 2012, India took of 16,000 rounds of the same ammunition from Russia for its T-90 tanks. Indian Defence Research and Development has developed indigenous variant of the ammo but Ordnance Factory Board failed to produce it successfully.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:20 AM
 

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