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September 2011 Army - Military - Defence Industry News
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The new ground-to-air missile system HQ-16 has entered service in the Chinese Army 3009111

The new ground-to-air missile system HQ-16 has entered service in the Chinese Army
 

Chinese Official military media for the first time acknowledged Monday that China's new land-based mid-range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) system has reached operational capability. Military observers say that deployment of this missile system will boost China's air defense capability.

Chinese Official military media for the first time acknowledged Monday that China's new land-based mid-range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) system has reached operational capability. Military observers say that deployment of this missile system will boost China's air defense capability.
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Friday, September 30, 2011, 02:17 PM

 

Mitsubishi Pajero SUV light jeep makes it debut as army vehicle in the Indian Armed Forces 2909111

Mitsubishi Pajero SUV light jeep makes it debut as army vehicle in the Indian Armed Forces
 

For long, the Indian Army had been using the cheaper Maruti Gypsy and the Mahindra MM540/550 as the operations vehicle of choice and this shift to the Pajero has raised some eyebrows as the Pajero is a much more costlier vehicles, easily costing thrice as much as a Mahindra MM540/550 Jeep or the Maruti Gypsy.

For long, the Indian Army had been using the cheaper Maruti Gypsy and the Mahindra MM540/550 as the operations vehicle of choice and this shift to the Pajero has raised some eyebrows as the Pajero is a much more costlier vehicles, easily costing thrice as much as a Mahindra MM540/550 Jeep or the Maruti Gypsy.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011, 10:37 AM

 

Russian Company Industry Arzamas Engineering Plant unveils BTR-82A and Tigr-6A APC vehicles 2809114

Russian Company Industry Arzamas Engineering Plant unveils BTR-82A and Tigr-6A APC vehicles
 

Experts from the Russian Defence Industry Arzamas Engineering Plant have unveiled their brand-new Tigr-6A light armored truck and BTR-82-A armored personnel carrier.

Experts from the Russian Defence Industry Arzamas Engineering Plant have unveiled their brand-new Tigr-6A light armored truck and BTR-82-A armored personnel carrier.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 02:31 PM

 

Elbit Systems to supply Israeli Ministry of Defense with communication equipment 2809113

Elbit Systems to supply Israeli Ministry of Defense with communication equipment
 

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("ESLT") announced today that it was awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to supply, upgrade and provide maintenance under the Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF) communications equipment project.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("ESLT") announced today that it was awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to supply, upgrade and provide maintenance under the Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF) communications equipment project.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 12:11 AM

 

Russia Russian parliament ratifies Abkhazia and South Ossetia military base deployment 2809112

Russian parliament ratifies Abkhazia and South Ossetia military base deployment.
 

The Russian parliament's upper house ratified agreements on Wednesday concluded last year with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, under which Moscow will set up military bases in the breakaway republics.

The Russian parliament's upper house ratified agreements on Wednesday concluded last year with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, under which Moscow will set up military bases in the breakaway republics.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 11:31 AM

 

Tajik and Kyrgyz army troops hold joint counter-terrorism exercise 2809111

Tajik and Kyrgyz army troops hold joint counter-terrorism exercise.
 

The Tajik and Kyrgyz armed forces started a joint exercise in the Dzhirgatal district (200 kilometers east of Dushanbe) in east Tajikistan on Monday, September 26, 2011.

The Tajik and Kyrgyz armed forces started a joint exercise in the Dzhirgatal district (200 kilometers east of Dushanbe) in east Tajikistan on Monday, September 26, 2011.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 10:38 AM

 

Future of military vehicle capabilities from Oshkosh Defense on display at Modern Day Marine 2011

Future of military vehicle capabilities from Oshkosh Defense on display at Modern Day Marine 2011
 

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will showcase a range of cutting edge vehicle platforms and technologies to serve the U.S. Marine Corps in its exhibit at Modern Day Marine 2011 in Quantico, Va.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will showcase a range of cutting edge vehicle platforms and technologies to serve the U.S. Marine Corps in its exhibit at Modern Day Marine 2011 in Quantico, Va.
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Tuesday , September 27, 2011, 11:19 AM

 

Indian Prithvi-II surface-to-surface ballistic missile and Shourya missile successfully test-fired 2

Indian Prithvi-II surface-to-surface ballistic missile and Shourya missile successfully test-fired
 

Within a span of two days, India demonstrated the reliability of another surface-to-surface missile by successfully test-firing nuclear-weapons capable Prithvi-II ballistic system for its full range of 350 km on Monday.

Within a span of two days, India demonstrated the reliability of another surface-to-surface missile by successfully test-firing nuclear-weapons capable Prithvi-II ballistic system for its full range of 350 km on Monday.
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Monday, September 26, 2011, 10:20 AM

 

Syrian armed forces use tanks and artillery to fight anti-government protests 2609112

Syrian armed forces use tanks and artillery to fight anti-government protests
 

Syrian tanks pounded a town on a strategic highway overnight, injuring at least three people during a military crackdown on dissent in the central region of Homs, activists and residents said on Monday, Reuters reported.

Syrian army tanks pounded a town on a strategic highway overnight, injuring at least three people during a military crackdown on dissent in the central region of Homs, activists and residents said on Monday, Reuters reported.
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Monday, September 26, 2011, 09:29 AM

 

New contract for ATK to provide 30mm ammunition for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence 2609111

New contract for ATK to provide 30mm ammunition for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence
 

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has been awarded a $37 million contract to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm ammunition – including the M788 TP (target practice) training round and the M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical round – to the United Kingdom’s (UK) Ministry of Defence (MoD).

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has been awarded a $37 million contract to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm ammunition – including the M788 TP (target practice) training round and the M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical round – to the United Kingdom’s (UK) Ministry of Defence (MoD).
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Monday, September 26, 2011, 08:33 AM

 

Libya's interim government forces launch fresh assault on Kadafi's hometown Sirte 2509111

Libya's interim government forces launch fresh assault on Kadafi's hometown Sirte
 

Libya's interim government forces Saturday claimed a new military advance into the deposed Libyan dictator's hometown Sirte. The western military alliance "struck a series of targets (Gadhafi) forces used in order to threaten the civilian population of Sirte," NATO said in a statement.

Libya's interim government forces Saturday claimed a new military advance into the deposed Libyan dictator's hometown Sirte. The western military alliance "struck a series of targets (Gadhafi) forces used in order to threaten the civilian population of Sirte," NATO said in a statement.
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Sunday, September 25, 2011, 11:12 AM

 

Vladimir Putin wants to fully re-equip Russian armed forces in 5 to 10 years 2409111

Vladimir Putin wants to fully re-equip Russian armed forces in 5 to 10 years
 

Russia must re-equip his armed forces in 5 to 10 years, said Saturday, September 23, 2011, in Moscow Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who could become the next president.

Russia must re-equip his armed forces in 5 to 10 years, said Saturday, September 23, 2011, in Moscow Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who could become the next president.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011, 02:47 PM

 

Polish ANDERS multipurpose combat platform with the Belgian CMI Defence CT-CV 105 mm canon 2309113

Polish ANDERS multipurpose combat platform with the Belgian CMI Defence CT-CV 105 mm canon
 

The Polish Defence Company OBRUM (BUMAR Group) in Gliwice, has designed another version of the multirole platform Anders. This version is equipped with the Belgian CMI Defence CT-CV 105 mm calibre gun.

The Polish Defence Company OBRUM (BUMAR Group) in Gliwice, has designed another version of the multirole platform Anders. This version is equipped with the Belgian CMI Defence CT-CV 105 mm calibre gun.
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Friday, September 23, 2011, 12:22 AM

 

Russia could deploy attack helicopters Mi-28N Iskander-M missile in South-Ossetia Abkhazia 2309112

Russia could deploy attack helicopters Mi-28N and Iskander-M missile in South-Ossetia and Abkhazia
 

Russia could deploy attack helicopters Mi-28N and Iskander-M tactical missiles in Abkhazia and South Ossetia if Georgia continues to increase its military potential in the region, announced to RIA Novosti Igor Korotchenko, a member of social Council for the Russian Ministry of Defense

Russia could deploy attack helicopters Mi-28N and Iskander-M tactical missiles in Abkhazia and South Ossetia if Georgia continues to increase its military potential in the region, announced to RIA Novosti Igor Korotchenko, a member of social Council for the Russian Ministry of Defense
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Friday , September 23, 2011, 10:52 AM

 

Foreign military sale from United States artillery howitzers systems vehicles Saudi Arabia 2309111

Foreign military sale from United States of artillery howitzers, systems and vehicles for Saudi Arabia
 

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Thursday of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of Howitzers, radars, ammunition and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $886 million.

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Thursday of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of Howitzers, radars, ammunition and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $886 million.
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Friday , September 23, 2011, 09:43 AM

 

Oshkosh Defense unveils new HRS Heavy Recovery System at Modern Day Marine 2011 2209115

Oshkosh Defense unveils new HRS Heavy Recovery System at Modern Day Marine 2011
 

Heavier vehicles and more powerful improvised explosive devices (IED) are placing new mobility and protection demands on the U.S. Armed Forces’ recovery vehicle fleet. To address these challenges, Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will unveil the latest in heavy recovery technology at Modern Day Marine 2011 Sept. 27-29 in Quantico, Va.

Heavier vehicles and more powerful improvised explosive devices (IED) are placing new mobility and protection demands on the U.S. Armed Forces’ recovery vehicle fleet. To address these challenges, Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will unveil the latest in heavy recovery technology at Modern Day Marine 2011 Sept. 27-29 in Quantico, Va.
Thursday, September 22, 2011, 08:04 PM

 

MBDA Germany prepares the way for C-RAM laser weapon system 2209114

MBDA Germany prepares the way for C-RAM laser weapon system
 

The ability to direct 10 kW laser power over a long distance and reach a target with a high quality beam is a decisive forward step. MBDA Germany has conducted several successful tests with its laser demonstrator. This is evidence of major progress in terms of achieving a C-RAM (Counter Rocket, Artillery, Mortar) laser weapon system. The results also confirm MBDA Germany’s leading position in Europe in this domain.

The ability to direct 10 kW laser power over a long distance and reach a target with a high quality beam is a decisive forward step. MBDA Germany has conducted several successful tests with its laser demonstrator. This is evidence of major progress in terms of achieving a C-RAM (Counter Rocket, Artillery, Mortar) laser weapon system. The results also confirm MBDA Germany’s leading position in Europe in this domain.
Thursday, September 22, 2011, 02:09 PM

 

Iran displays new generation of Zulfiqar tanks during military parade September 22, 2011 2209113

Iran displays new generation of Zulfiqar tanks during military parade September 22, 2011
 

The Iranian Army displayed an upgraded version of the Zulfiqar battle tanks during the military parades on Thursday, September 22, 2011.

The Iranian Army displayed an upgraded version of the Zulfiqar battle tanks during the military parades on Thursday, September 22, 2011.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011, 11:46 AM

 

Israeli army IDF Israel Defense Forces artillery corp considers new cannon systems 2209112

Israeli army (IDF Israel Defense Forces) artillery corp considers new cannon systems
 

The Israeli Army (IDF Israel Defense Forces) Artillery Corps is continuing its consideration of new cannon systems, as part of a multi-year plan. At this point, the two primary cannon systems being looked at are one that is manufactured by the Israeli Elbit company and another that is manufactured by a German company and will be built in the United States.

The Israeli Army (IDF Israel Defense Forces) Artillery Corps is continuing its consideration of new cannon systems, as part of a multi-year plan. At this point, the two primary cannon systems being looked at are one that is manufactured by the Israeli Elbit company and another that is manufactured by a German company and will be built in the United States.
Thursday, September 22, 2011, 09:41 AM

 

Lockheed Martin delivers 400th HIMARS high mobility rocket artillery launcher to U.S. Army 2209111

Lockheed Martin delivers 400th HIMARS high mobility rocket artillery launcher to U.S. Army
 

The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] marked the delivery of the 400th High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during ceremonies today at the company’s Camden, Ark., manufacturing facility. The Army has received 300 HIMARS mobile rocket launchers to date, while the U.S. Marine Corps and international partners have taken delivery of 100 launchers.

The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] marked the delivery of the 400th High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during ceremonies today at the company’s Camden, Ark., manufacturing facility. The Army has received 300 HIMARS mobile rocket launchers to date, while the U.S. Marine Corps and international partners have taken delivery of 100 launchers.
Thursday, September 22, 2011, 08:45 AM

 

Iran will develop its own version of the of the sophisticated S-300 air defense system 2109111

Iran will develop its own version of the sophisticated S-300 air defense missile system
 

A senior Iranian military commander announced here on Tuesday that Iran is developing its own version of the sophisticated S-300 air defense system, adding that Iranian experts have removed the flaws and defects of the Russian version.

A senior Iranian military commander announced here on Tuesday that Iran is developing its own version of the sophisticated S-300 air defense system, adding that Iranian experts have removed the flaws and defects of the Russian version.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 09:08 AM

 

German Army orders 31 MUNGO 2 air-portable multi-purpose vehicles 2009114

German Army orders 31 MUNGO 2 air-portable multi-purpose vehicles
 

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Europe´s market leader for highly protected wheeled and tracked vehicles, has received an order from the German Army for the assembly and delivery of 31 further MUNGO 2 Multi-purpose vehicles for the Special Operations Division (DSO).

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Europe´s market leader for highly protected wheeled and tracked vehicles, has received an order from the German Army for the assembly and delivery of 31 further MUNGO 2 Multi-purpose vehicles for the Special Operations Division (DSO).
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 06:09 PM

 

Russian tactical missile SS-21 Scarab Tochka-U was successfully fired military manoeuvres 2009113

A Russian tactical missile SS-21 Scarab Tochka-U was successfully fired during military manoeuvres
 

A tactical missile 9K79 Tochka-U (NATO CODE : SS-21 Scarab) was successfully fired Monday as part of the Russian military manoeuvres in the territory of Primorye (Far East), announced to RIA Novosti the spokesman of the Chief of Military Region East.

A tactical missile 9K79 Tochka-U (NATO CODE : SS-21 Scarab) was successfully fired Monday as part of the Russian military manoeuvres in the territory of Primorye (Far East), announced to RIA Novosti the spokesman of the Chief of Military Region East.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 09:56 AM

 

BAE Systems received a new contract to produce and deliver second generation ILAV armoured 2009112

BAE Systems received a new contract to produce and deliver second generation of ILAV armoured
 

BAE Systems recently received a $9 million contract from U.S. Army TACOM to produce and deliver nine 2nd generation International Light Armored Vehicles (ILAV). The ILAV is a 4x4 v-shaped hull, mine protected vehicle used in several countries to fulfill a variety of roles.

BAE Systems recently received a $9 million contract from U.S. Army TACOM to produce and deliver nine 2nd generation International Light Armored Vehicles (ILAV). The ILAV is a 4x4 v-shaped hull, mine protected vehicle used in several countries to fulfill a variety of roles.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 09:17 AM

 

Elbit Systems to supply Israeli Army with Cardom mortar systems for approximately $40 million 200911

Elbit Systems to supply Israeli Army with Cardom mortar systems for approximately $40 million
 

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems"), announced today that it was awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) in the amount of approximately $40 million to supply Cardom systems to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems"), announced today that it was awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) in the amount of approximately $40 million to supply Cardom systems to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 08:49 AM

 

Iran to display latest home made military equipment and products on September 22 parade 1909111

Iran to display latest home made military equipment and products on September 22 parade
 

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the country will display its latest military achievements and products in nationwide parades on September 22.

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the country will display its latest military achievements and products in nationwide parades on September 22.
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Monday, September 19, 2011, 08:39 AM

 

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