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September 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

AeroVironment will provide US Marine Corps with new RQ-12 Wasp AE UAS
 
AeroVironment announced it has received a firm fixed-price order valued at $22Mn for RQ-12 Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages for the United States Marine Corps.
AeroVironment announced it has received a firm fixed-price order valued at $22Mn for RQ-12 Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages for the United States Marine Corps.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 04:32 PM
 

Saudi Arabia and Airbus Defense and Space completed last stage of Northern Border Project
 
According to UPI, the final stage of a program to help secure Saudi Arabia's border with Iraq has been officially inaugurated. Airbus Defense and Space, working with its civil works partner, was the principle contractor for the Northern Border Project that covers about 559 miles of frontier.
According to UPI, the final stage of a program to help secure Saudi Arabia's border with Iraq has been officially inaugurated. Airbus Defense and Space, working with its civil works partner, was the principle contractor for the Northern Border Project that covers about 559 miles of frontier.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:06 PM
 

Australian Air Force fighter jets and personnel arrive in UAE to prepare anti-IS operations
 
Royal Australian Air Force fighter jets and personnel have arrived to the United Arab Emirates to take part in operations against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization, Australian Associated Press reported Wednesday, September 24.
Royal Australian Air Force fighter jets and personnel have arrived to the United Arab Emirates to take part in operations against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization, Australian Associated Press reported Wednesday, September 24.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:44 AM
 

Thales Australia F90 assault rifle to enter low rate initial production
 
Thales has secured a Department of Defence contract to enter Low Rate Initial Production for the company’s innovative F90 assault rifle. “This is a major milestone in the F90 story,” said Kevin Wall, Vice President Armaments at Thales Australia. The engineering and development of Australia’s F90 has created a light, versatile weapon that has met the highest standards of performance and reliability.
Thales has secured a Department of Defence contract to enter Low Rate Initial Production for the company’s innovative F90 assault rifle. “This is a major milestone in the F90 story,” said Kevin Wall, Vice President Armaments at Thales Australia. The engineering and development of Australia’s F90 has created a light, versatile weapon that has met the highest standards of performance and reliability.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:25 AM
 

 Lockheed Martin's Havoc 8x8 Armored Modular Vehicle successfully completed automotive tests
 
Lockheed Martin's Havoc 8x8 Armored Modular Vehicle successfully completed the Nevada Automotive Test Center's challenging Butte Mountain Trail course, one of the most severe off-road test tracks in the world. Teamed with Patria, Havoc is Lockheed Martin's entry in the U.S. Marine Corps' Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Phase I program.
Lockheed Martin's Havoc 8x8 Armored Modular Vehicle successfully completed the Nevada Automotive Test Center's challenging Butte Mountain Trail course, one of the most severe off-road test tracks in the world. Teamed with Patria, Havoc is Lockheed Martin's entry in the U.S. Marine Corps' Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Phase I program.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:02 AM
 

Australian Army launches new Multicam Camouflage Combat uniform at Chief of Army's exercise
 
After 13 years of continuous operations and observations of Army uniforms in harsh environments, as well as from a continuous cycle of developing and testing equipment in the field; Defence has developed the next generation of Australian Army uniforms for use domestically and overseas, the AMCU (Australian Multicam Camouflage Uniform).
After 13 years of continuous operations and observations of Army uniforms in harsh environments, as well as from a continuous cycle of developing and testing equipment in the field; Defence has developed the next generation of Australian Army uniforms for use domestically and overseas, the AMCU (Australian Multicam Camouflage Uniform).
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 08:06 AM
 

U.S. Military and Partner Nations Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria
 
U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria overnight, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles to conduct 14 strikes against ISIL targets.
U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria overnight, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles to conduct 14 strikes against ISIL targets.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 04:35 PM
 

MEADS Multifunction Fire Control Radar Proves Capabilities in Performance Tests
 
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program has completed a six-week performance test of its 360-degree Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base near Rome, Italy, and at MBDA Germany’s air defense center in Freinhausen in the presence of the German customer and guests from MEADS partner nations. This was the first time the MFCR has been operated in Germany.
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program has completed a six-week performance test of its 360-degree Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base near Rome, Italy, and at MBDA Germany’s air defense center in Freinhausen in the presence of the German customer and guests from MEADS partner nations. This was the first time the MFCR has been operated in Germany. Tuesday, September 23, 2014 03:52 PM
 

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles to supply 2,500 medium and heavy trucks to Australian Army
 
RMMV (Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles) Australia (RMMVA) secured the Land 121 Phase 3B contract in 2013 to supply the Commonwealth of Australia with more than 2,500 medium and heavy military logistical trucks and nearly 3,000 modules.
RMMV (Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles) Australia (RMMVA) secured the Land 121 Phase 3B contract in 2013 to supply the Commonwealth of Australia with more than 2,500 medium and heavy military logistical trucks and nearly 3,000 modules.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 08:56 AM
 

Alfalight Receives $3.7M Contract to Deliver Technology for THAAD Missile Defense System
 
Alfalight, Inc., a leading developer of high-performance infrared and visible laser systems for defense and security applications, announced it has received a contract to deliver lasers for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Laser Initiated Ordnance System (LIOS) built by Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company (PSEMC) as a subcontractor to THAAD prime contractor Lockheed Marti
Alfalight, Inc., a leading developer of high-performance infrared and visible laser systems for defense and security applications, announced it has received a contract to deliver lasers for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Laser Initiated Ordnance System (LIOS) built by Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company (PSEMC) as a subcontractor to THAAD prime contractor Lockheed Martin.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:07 AM
 

Oshkosh Defense successfully completed JLTV production readiness review
 
Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation company announced yesterday, September 23, that it has successfully completed the U.S. Government’s Production Readiness Review (PRR) for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract.
Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation company announced yesterday, September 22, that it has successfully completed the U.S. Government’s Production Readiness Review (PRR) for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 08:52 AM
 

Ukrainian State Guard Service has received new BTR-70 APCs
 
Ukraine's state-owned Ukroboronprom has delivered 10 repaired and updated BTR-70 armored personnel carriers to the country's State Guard Service. The defense company said the vehicles, with enhanced armor protection, were delivered earlier this month together with an armored medical vehicle. An additional BTR-70s are to be delivered "in the nearest future."
Ukraine's state-owned Ukroboronprom has delivered 10 repaired and updated BTR-70 armored personnel carriers to the country's State Guard Service. The defense company said the vehicles, with enhanced armor protection, were delivered earlier this month together with an armored medical vehicle. An additional BTR-70s are to be delivered "in the nearest future."
Monday, September 22, 2014 02:18 PM
 

Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division signs cooperation agreement with Raytheon
 
Raytheon Company and Germany's Lechmotoren, a company of the Jenoptik Group, signed a Letter of Intent to cooperate in mutually beneficial business opportunities related to Germany's air defense architecture, as well as significant exports to global markets.
Raytheon Company and Germany's Lechmotoren, a company of the Jenoptik Group, signed a Letter of Intent to cooperate in mutually beneficial business opportunities related to Germany's air defense architecture, as well as significant exports to global markets.

Monday, September 22, 2014 12:53 PM
 

BAE Systems and Patria to pursue Land 400 opportunity
 
BAE Systems and Patria have today, September 22, announced a teaming agreement to pursue a major Australian combat vehicle program. The two companies will work together to secure the anticipated Land 400 Phase 2 Defence program for the acquisition and support of a Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV), with BAE Systems as prime contractor.
BAE Systems and Patria have today, September 22, announced a teaming agreement to pursue a major Australian combat vehicle program. The two companies will work together to secure the anticipated Land 400 Phase 2 Defence program for the acquisition and support of a Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV), with BAE Systems as prime contractor.
Monday, September 22, 2014 11:52 AM
 

Saudi Arabia admits to purchase of Chinese DF-21 missiles
 
Saudi Arabia purchased DF-21 ballistic missiles from China to defend Mecca and Medina, said Dr. Anwar Eshqi, a retired major general and advisor to the joint military council of Saudi Arabia, during a press conference.
Saudi Arabia purchased DF-21 ballistic missiles from China to defend Mecca and Medina, said Dr. Anwar Eshqi, a retired major general and advisor to the joint military council of Saudi Arabia, during a press conference.


Monday, September 22, 2014 11:10 AM
 

France asked India to finalize joint missile project
 
France has asked India for early finalisation of the long-pending Rs 30,000-crore ($5bn) project for joint production of short-range surface-to-air missile (SR-SAM) systems. In a letter, the French Defence Ministry has told its Indian counterpart that "it will carry out substantial transfer of technology and know-how, especially in the field of missile guidance".
France has asked India for early finalisation of the long-pending Rs 30,000-crore ($5bn) project for joint production of short-range surface-to-air missile (SR-SAM) systems. In a letter, the French Defence Ministry has told its Indian counterpart that "it will carry out substantial transfer of technology and know-how, especially in the field of missile guidance".
Monday, September 22, 2014 10:47 AM
 

Iran unveiled new air defense system and new drone in military parades
 
Iran on Monday unveiled a new home-made radar system, Fath (Conquer) 2, and a new drone named "Sadeq 1" during the military parades at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, South of Tehran.
Iran on Monday unveiled a new home-made radar system, Fath (Conquer) 2, and a new drone named "Sadeq 1" during the military parades at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, South of Tehran.


Monday, September 22, 2014 09:58 AM
 

Navistar to provide 160 mine-resistant vehicles to Pakistan
 
The US State Department has approved on Friday, September 19, a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Pakistan for 160 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, spair and repair parts, and training, etc., for an estimated cost of $198 million. The principal contractor will be Navistar Defense Corporation in Madison Heights, Michigan.
The US State Department has approved on Friday, September 19, a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Pakistan for 160 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, spair and repair parts, and training, etc., for an estimated cost of $198 million. The principal contractor will be Navistar Defense Corporation in Madison Heights, Michigan.
Monday, September 22, 2014 09:17 AM
 

Peru is interested to purchase Russian-made T-90S main battle tank to replace old T-55 MBT
 
Peru is interested in a supply of Russian T-90S tanks, but plans are currently considered a medium-term project, Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport deputy general director Sergei Goreslavsky has told RIA Novosti during the exhibition, Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014.
Peru is interested in a supply of Russian T-90S tanks, but plans are currently considered a medium-term project, Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport deputy general director Sergei Goreslavsky has told RIA Novosti during the exhibition, Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014.
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Sunday, September 21, 2014 09:26 AM
 

Mexico will increase its Defence and National Security budgets in 2015
 
Mexico's budget project for 2015 includes an increase of 8% for national security and for the Council of the Federal Judiciary (CJF). Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has proposed to the Secretary of Defence (SEDENA) and the Secretary of Navy (SEMAR), the two government agencies responsible for Mexican national defense, a budget set of 98,293,000 pesos ($7,440 million).
Mexico's budget project for 2015 includes an increase of 8% for national security and for the Council of the Federal Judiciary (CJF). Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has proposed to the Secretary of Defence (SEDENA) and the Secretary of Navy (SEMAR), the two government agencies responsible for Mexican national defense, a budget set of $7.4bn.
Friday, September 19, 2014 03:14 PM
 

Russia launchs massive strategic wargames Vostok-2014
 
A large-scale Russian strategic military exercise, codenamed Vostok-2014 started in eastern Russia on Friday, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The maneuvers will take place on the island of Sakhalin, the Kamchatka Peninsula, Chukotka, and the southern part of the Primorsky Territory (Russian Far East).
A large-scale Russian strategic military exercise, codenamed Vostok-2014 started in eastern Russia on Friday, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The maneuvers will take place on the island of Sakhalin, the Kamchatka Peninsula, Chukotka, and the southern part of the Primorsky Territory (Russian Far East).

Friday, September 19, 2014 02:05 PM
 

Canada to provide military robots to Kurdish forces
 
According to The Star Phoenix, Canada has agreed to provide Kurdish forces in northern Iraq with robots to defuse bombs and landmines, officials with the Kurdish military have announced. Peshmerga Minister Mustafa Sayid Qadir and Jabar Yawar, secretary general of Peshmerga Ministry, told journalists they had met with Canadian Ambassador to Iraq Bruno Saccomani in Irbil, capital of the Kurdistan region.
According to The Star Phoenix, Canada has agreed to provide Kurdish forces in northern Iraq with robots to defuse bombs and landmines, officials with the Kurdish military have announced. Peshmerga Minister Mustafa Sayid Qadir and Jabar Yawar, secretary general of Peshmerga Ministry, told journalists they had met with Canadian Ambassador to Iraq Bruno Saccomani in Irbil, capital of the Kurdistan region.
Friday, September 19, 2014 12:05 PM
 

Belgium ready to contribute in fight against ISIS
 
Didier Reynders, outgoing Belgian Foreign Minister, and Pieter De Crem, Belgian Minister of Defence, presented on Thursday afternoon plans for a possible Belgian participation in the international intervention that is currently taking place in Iraq.
Didier Reynders, outgoing Belgian Foreign Minister, and Pieter De Crem, Belgian Minister of Defence, presented on Thursday afternoon plans for a possible Belgian participation in the international intervention that is currently taking place in Iraq.


Thursday, September 18, 2014 06:57 PM
 

US Army strengthens its presence in Baltic countries
 
The United States will send four tanks, 12 infantry combat vehicles and 150 troops to Latvia in order to bolster the security of the Baltic nations, a spokesperson for the Latvian Ministry of Defense Kaspars Galkins said Thursday, September 18.
The United States will send four tanks, 12 infantry combat vehicles and 150 troops to Latvia in order to bolster the security of the Baltic nations, a spokesperson for the Latvian Ministry of Defense Kaspars Galkins said Thursday, September 18.


Thursday, September 18, 2014 05:31 PM
 

Raytheon begins building critical components for AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar
 
The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will soon have greater agility and capability in its fleet of AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radars. Raytheon has begun construction of two major sub-components of the AN/TPY-2 under a $53 million contract announced by the Department of Defense on Sept 2. The units Raytheon is building will enable the MDA to rotate sub-components out of the field to receive depot-level upgrades while keeping the radars up and running.
The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will soon have greater agility and capability in its fleet of AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radars. Raytheon has begun construction of two major sub-components of the AN/TPY-2 under a $53 million contract announced by the Department of Defense on Sept 2.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 05:02 PM
 

Saab wins LEDS-50 Mk2 launch order
 
Saab has been awarded a contract for their latest advanced Softkill solution, the LEDS-50 MK2. The contract amounts to the value of MSEK 48 ($6.7 million). The contract is from an undisclosed customer. The LEDS-50 MK2 provides additional protection to the vehicle and crew by detecting the presence of latest generation laser threats and automatically deploying countermeasures to avoid the vehicle being hit by the threat.
Saab has been awarded a contract for their latest advanced Softkill solution, the LEDS-50 MK2. The contract amounts to the value of MSEK 48 ($6.7 million). The contract is from an undisclosed customer. The LEDS-50 MK2 provides additional protection to the vehicle and crew by detecting the presence of latest generation laser threats and automatically deploying countermeasures to avoid the vehicle being hit by the threat. Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:25 PM
 

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