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October 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

United Kingdom delivers military equipment to Lebanese army
 
British Land Rover given as aids by UK to Lebanese army in December 2013
The United Kingdom has delivered military defense equipment to the Lebanese Army to deal with the jihadist threat on its eastern border with Syria, the British embassy announced Wednesday, October 22.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:00 AM
 

Vietnam would like to boost its defense partnership with Russia
 
Speaking at a meeting with Yevgeny Lukyanov, deputy secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation (SCRF), in Hanoi on Thursday, October 23, 2014, Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh said the cooperation between the two countries would contribute to boosting Vietnam-Russia defense partnership, reported Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA.
Speaking at a meeting with Yevgeny Lukyanov, deputy secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation (SCRF), in Hanoi on Thursday, October 23, 2014, Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh said the cooperation between the two countries would contribute to boosting Vietnam-Russia defense partnership, reported Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 09:36 AM
 

U.S. Army to revive Ground Combat Vehicle program under the name of Future Fighting Vehicle
 
The U.S. Army wants to revive a version of its Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program if the budget environment improves after shelving the project this year in favor of upgrading existing equipment. The Pentagon plans to revive the project in 2019 under a new name, the Future Fighting Vehicle.
The U.S. Army wants to revive a version of its Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program if the budget environment improves after shelving the project this year in favor of upgrading existing equipment. The Pentagon plans to revive the project in 2019 under a new name, the Future Fighting Vehicle.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 07:52 AM
 

Ukrainian National Guard receives new KRAZ Spartan armoured personnel carriers
 
Ukraine national guard receives new KRAZ Spartan armoured personnel carrier
10 Spartan APC, developed by Streit Group and locally produced by the Ukrainian Defense Company AutoKrAZ, have been delivered on October 22 to the Ukrainian National Guard. They will be equiped with machine gun and anti-tank missiles.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 04:00 PM
 

End of the Ground Pepper 2014 multinational army training in Slovakia
 
End of the Ground Pepper 2014 multinational army training in Slovakia
Started on the October 13, Gound Pepper 2014 training gathered a total of about 1,300 participating soldiers from five countries, including USA. These exercice took place in the Military Training Aera of Lest, Slovakia.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 02:30 PM
 

Lockheed Martin UK to provide 245 turrets for future British Army's Scout Specialist Vehicle
 
Lockheed Martin UK has been awarded a $1 Billion contract by General Dynamics UK to deliver 245 turrets for the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV). The first prototype turrets will be delivered to General Dynamics UK for assembly onto the SCOUT SV hull in 2015, ahead of the first vehicles being handed over to the Army in 2017.
Lockheed Martin UK has been awarded a $1 Billion contract by General Dynamics UK to deliver 245 turrets for the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV). The first prototype turrets will be delivered to General Dynamics UK for assembly onto the SCOUT SV hull in 2015, ahead of the first vehicles being handed over to the Army in 2017.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 09:30 AM
 

South Korea to deploy low-altitude radar system amid drone threat
 
South Korea will deploy a low-altitude radar system late this year to guard the country against low-elevation military penetrations such as North Korean drones, defense officials said to The Korea Herald on Tuesday, October 21.
South Korea will deploy a low-altitude radar system late this year to guard the country against low-elevation military penetrations such as North Korean drones, defense officials said to The Korea Herald on Tuesday, October 21.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:45 PM
 

India and China to hold joint military drills in November
 
India and China are likely to hold a joint "Hand-in-Hand" army exercise next month in Pune that will focus on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism tactics, weeks after a stand-off between their troops in along the border in Ladakh region.
India and China are likely to hold a joint "Hand-in-Hand" army exercise next month in Pune that will focus on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism tactics, weeks after a stand-off between their troops in along the border in Ladakh region.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:56 AM
 

Poland starts acquisition process for nine mobile digital communication centres
 
The Polish Armament Inspectorate has released information on start of the negotiations with consortium consisting of Military Communication Works No. 1 and the Transbit Company, Defence24 reported today, October 21. The negotiation process is related to acquisition of nine RWLC-10/T Mobile Digital Communication Centres based on the new wheeled chassis - Jelcz 422.32. Contract's estimated value is PLN 23.9 million ($7.25mn).
The Polish Armament Inspectorate has released information on start of the negotiations with consortium consisting of Military Communication Works No. 1 and the Transbit Company, Defence24 reported today, October 21. The negotiation process is related to acquisition of nine RWLC-10/T Mobile Digital Communication Centres based on the new wheeled chassis - Jelcz 422.32. Contract's estimated value is PLN 23.9 million ($7.25mn). Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:10 AM
 

United States conducted multiple airdrops near Syrian border to resupply Kurdish forces
 
The U.S. military conducted multiple airdrops near the Syrian border town of Kobani on Sunday evening to resupply Kurdish ground forces defending the city against Islamic State (IS) militants, the U.S. Central Command said Monday, October 20, 2014.
The U.S. military conducted multiple airdrops near the Syrian border town of Kobani on Sunday evening to resupply Kurdish ground forces defending the city against Islamic State (IS) militants, the U.S. Central Command said Monday, October 20, 2014.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:03 AM
 

MBDA's Milan ER anti-tank guided missile completes firing tests campaign
 
On October 15, MBDA completed the firing campaign to validate the series production of the Milan ER, as jointly scheduled with export customers. Four totally successful firings against fixed and moving targets confirmed the performance capabilities of the firing post, of the missile as well as of the warhead.
On October 15, MBDA completed the firing campaign to validate the series production of the Milan ER, as jointly scheduled with export customers. Four totally successful firings against fixed and moving targets confirmed the performance capabilities of the firing post, of the missile as well as of the warhead.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:25 AM
 

South African Army to receive simulators for future Badger infantry fighting vehicles
 
According to Defenceweb, specialist simulator company ThoroughTec will be supplying simulators for four versions of the South African Army’s new Badger infantry fighting vehicles. ThoroughTec has provided Patria driver training systems for Sweden and Croatia, giving it useful experience for the Badger, which is based on the Finnish Patria design.
According to Defenceweb, specialist simulator company ThoroughTec will be supplying simulators for four versions of the South African Army’s new Badger infantry fighting vehicles. ThoroughTec has provided Patria driver training systems for Sweden and Croatia, giving it useful experience for the Badger, which is based on the Finnish Patria design.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 09:32 AM
 

Iraq orders M1A1 Abrams main battle tank ammunition and logistic support
 
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $600 million. The prime contractor will be General Dynamics-Ordnance Tactical Systems in St Petersburg, Florida.
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $600 million. The prime contractor will be General Dynamics-Ordnance Tactical Systems in St Petersburg, Florida.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 09:00 AM
 

Russian Signal Troops to be provided with enhanced communication systems by 2020
 
Russian Signal Troops, formed exactly 95 years ago, will be provided with modern broadband multimedia satellite communication systems by 2020, Maj. Gen. Khalil Arslanov, the chief of the Main Communications Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces, said today, October 20.
Russian Signal Troops, formed exactly 95 years ago, will be provided with modern broadband multimedia satellite communication systems by 2020, Maj. Gen. Khalil Arslanov, the chief of the Main Communications Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces, said today, October 20.

Monday, October 20, 2014 12:08 PM
 

Poland receives another batch of Leopard 2A5 main battle tanks
 
According to Defence24, General Command of the Polish Armed Forces has released information that the 34th Polish Armoured Cavalry Brigade has received another batch of Leopard 2A5 tanks. The tanks have been transported via railways from Germany and unloaded within the base of the unit onto a specially prepared ramp.
According to Defence24, General Command of the Polish Armed Forces has released information that the 34th Polish Armoured Cavalry Brigade has received another batch of Leopard 2A5 tanks. The tanks have been transported via railways from Germany and unloaded within the base of the unit onto a specially prepared ramp.

Monday, October 20, 2014 11:25 AM
 

Australia to send 200 Special Forces to Baghdad to advise and assist Iraqi troops
 
Australia will send around 200 of its Special Forces to Baghdad to advise and assist Iraqi troops after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop finalized legal arrangements for their deployment on Monday. Bishop said she had settled the legal framework during meetings with Iraqi government leaders in Baghdad on Saturday and Sunday, about a month after the special forces members were sent to the Middle East.
Australia will send around 200 of its Special Forces to Baghdad to advise and assist Iraqi troops after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop finalized legal arrangements for their deployment on Monday. Bishop said she had settled the legal framework during meetings with Iraqi government leaders in Baghdad on Saturday and Sunday, about a month after the special forces members were sent to the Middle East.
Monday, October 20, 2014 10:37 AM
 

British Ministry of Defence expects to sell Defence Support Group next month
 
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expected to sell the Defence Support Group (DSG) next month as part of a move to transfer billions of pounds of work to private companies. The sale, most likely to Babcock, KBR, or General Dynamics, will net between £200m and £300m for the MoD, at a time when its budget is under intense pressure.
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expected to sell the Defence Support Group (DSG) next month as part of a move to transfer billions of pounds of work to private companies. The sale, most likely to Babcock, KBR, or General Dynamics, will net between £200m and £300m ($321mn-$482mn) for the MoD, at a time when its budget is under intense pressure.
Monday, October 20, 2014 10:14 AM
 

Rafael proposes its Trophy Active Protection System to U.S. Army
 
DRS Technologies and Israeli-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems are asking the US Army to consider acquiring the Trophy Active Protection System. There is no doubt that the success of the system during Operation Protective Edge which ended recently in Gaza brought it to the center of the negotiating table when it comes to the protection of armored vehicles in asymmetrical warfare.
DRS Technologies and Israeli-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems are asking the US Army to consider acquiring the Trophy Active Protection System. There is no doubt that the success of the system during Operation Protective Edge which ended recently in Gaza brought it to the center of the negotiating table when it comes to the protection of armored vehicles in asymmetrical warfare.
Monday, October 20, 2014 09:48 AM
 

Iran launches production line of 3 home-made advanced radar systems able to detect stealth planes
 
Iran inaugurated the production line of three home-made advanced radar systems on Sunday, October 19, 2014, in the presence of Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami. Iran announced in August that it had started using new passive phased array radars to detect stealth targets and cruise missiles.
Iran inaugurated the production line of three home-made advanced radar systems on Sunday, October 19, 2014, in the presence of Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami. Iran announced in August that it had started using new passive phased array radars to detect stealth targets and cruise missiles.
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Sunday, October 19, 2014 03:31 PM
 

South Korean border guards open fire against North Korean soldiers in military demarcation line
 
Border guards of the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday, October 19, 2014, along their heavily fortified border in the second such shootout in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said. Two shots believed to have been fired by those North Korean soldiers were found at a South Korean guard post and South Korean soldiers fired toward the North, the statement said.
Border guards of the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday, October 19, 2014, along their heavily fortified border in the second such shootout in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said. Two shots believed to have been fired by those North Korean soldiers were found at a South Korean guard post and South Korean soldiers fired toward the North, the statement said.
Sunday, October 19, 2014 01:30 PM
 

China will increase its engagement of military forces in the United Nations' peacekeeping mission
 
China will increase its engagement in the United Nations' peacekeeping mission, said a senior official from the Ministry of National Defense. The official said a 700-strong infantry battalion that will be sent to South Sudan completed training recently. It will be the first Chinese infantry battalion to participate in a peacekeeping mission.
China will increase its engagement in the United Nations' peacekeeping mission, said a senior official from the Ministry of National Defense. The official said a 700-strong infantry battalion that will be sent to South Sudan completed training recently. It will be the first Chinese infantry battalion to participate in a peacekeeping mission.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014 01:00 PM
 

3M to deliver thousands of Enhanced Combat Helmets to U.S. Army and U.S. Navy
 
3M announced Wednesday, October 15, it has received additional orders from U.S. government for its Enhanced Combat Helmet that provide military personnel with protection against head injury from ballistic threats and blunt impacts. 3M will deliver 35,000 helmets for the U.S. Army and 2,500 helmets for the U.S. Navy in addition to the 77,000 ordered for the U.S. Marine Corps last fall.
3M announced Wednesday, October 15, it has received additional orders from U.S. government for its Enhanced Combat Helmet that provide military personnel with protection against head injury from ballistic threats and blunt impacts. 3M will deliver 35,000 helmets for the U.S. Army and 2,500 helmets for the U.S. Navy in addition to the 77,000 ordered for the U.S. Marine Corps last fall.
Friday, October 17, 2014 11:49 AM
 

India successfully test-fires indigenous nuclear-capable cruise missile Nirbhay
 
India's indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay', which can strike targets more than 700 kms away, was today test-fired from a test range at Chandipur, India. "The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher positioned at launch pad 3 of the Integrated Test Range at about 10.03 hours," said an official soon after the flight took off from the launch ground.
India's indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay', which can strike targets more than 700 kms away, was today test-fired from a test range at Chandipur, India. "The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher positioned at launch pad 3 of the Integrated Test Range at about 10.03 hours," said an official soon after the flight took off from the launch ground.
Friday, October 17, 2014 11:22 AM
 

Turkey offers help to train and equip Syrian rebels to combat Islamic State
 
Turkey is offering to help train and equip Syrian rebels on its own soil in order to help combat Islamic State militants, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs announced Thursday, October 16. A report also claimed that Ankara has approved American drone flights from a key airbase.
Turkey is offering to help train and equip Syrian rebels on its own soil in order to help combat Islamic State militants, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs announced Thursday, October 16. A report also claimed that Ankara has approved American drone flights from a key airbase.

Friday, October 17, 2014 10:51 AM
 

Norwegian Government to increase defense spending by 3.4% in 2015
 
The Norwegian Government proposes to increase the defence budget by 3.4% in 2015, amounting to a total of NOK 1.460 billion ($222mn). The budget ensures a considerable investment in relevant and modern capabilities that will ensure enhanced operational abilities for the Norwegian Armed Forces.
The Norwegian Government proposes to increase the defence budget by 3.4% in 2015, amounting to a total of NOK 1.460 billion ($222mn). The budget ensures a considerable investment in relevant and modern capabilities that will ensure enhanced operational abilities for the Norwegian Armed Forces.

Friday, October 17, 2014 10:06 AM
 

US Special Forces to start testing the Flyer 72 Advanced Light Strike Vehicle in December
 
United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will start battery of tests on General Dynamics' Flyer 72 Advanced Light Strike Vehicle in December, reported the Washington Times yesterday. General Dynamics designed the vehicle as a possible replacement for SOCOM’s Humvee fleet a part of a program called Ground Mobility Vehicle. The company received a contract last year that could eventually be worth $562 million for building 1,300 trucks.
United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will start battery of tests on General Dynamics' Flyer 72 Advanced Light Strike Vehicle in December, reported the Washington Times yesterday. General Dynamics designed the vehicle as a possible replacement for SOCOM’s Humvee fleet a part of a program called Ground Mobility Vehicle. The company received a contract last year that could eventually be worth $562 million for building 1,300 trucks. Friday, October 17, 2014 09:35 AM
 

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