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September 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Spain to deploy Patriot battery in Turkey
 
According to Reuters, Spain will send a Patriot anti-ballistic missile battery to Turkey's southern border with Syria as part of a NATO initiative, Defense Minister Pedro Morenes said on Wednesday, September 17, replacing the Netherlands' contribution to the deployment.
According to Reuters, Spain will send a Patriot anti-ballistic missile battery to Turkey's southern border with Syria as part of a NATO initiative, Defense Minister Pedro Morenes said on Wednesday, September 17, replacing the Netherlands' contribution to the deployment.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:37 AM
 

France and USA delivering more military aid to Lebanon
 
The United States and France is expediting delivery of the much-needed military aid to Lebanon, Lebanese Amy commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi said today, September 18. “U.S. and French assistance will be delivered more consistently and will include qualitative weapons, rockets for aircraft, shells and night-combat gear,” Kahwagi said in remarks published Thursday by the local daily As-Safir.
The United States and France are expediting delivery of the much-needed military aid to Lebanon, Lebanese Amy commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi said today, September 18. “U.S. and French assistance will be delivered more consistently and will include qualitative weapons, rockets for aircraft, shells and night-combat gear,” Kahwagi said in remarks published Thursday by the local daily As-Safir.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:08 AM
 

Iran to Unveil New Home-Made Weapons Soon
 
The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces are poised to unveil two newly-developed military hardware, the commander of the forces says. "An infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) equipped with a cannon and a 23-mm sniper rifle are to be unveiled soon as two new products of the Army’s Ground Forces,” Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on Wednesday, September 17.
The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces are poised to unveil two newly-developed military hardware, the commander of the forces says. "An infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) equipped with a cannon and a 23-mm sniper rifle are to be unveiled soon as two new products of the Army’s Ground Forces,” Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on Wednesday, September 17.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:36 AM
 

Russia and Egypt Initiate Arms Contracts Worth $3.5 Billion
 
Russia and Egypt have initialed arms contracts worth $3.5 billion, head of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Alexander Fomin said Wednesday, September 17.
Russia and Egypt have initialed arms contracts worth $3.5 billion, head of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Alexander Fomin said Wednesday, September 17.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014 04:01 PM
 

DBKA presents first Russian classic unmanned airship DP-29
 
Russia's first classic unmanned airship, designed by the Dolgoprudny Design Bureau of Automatics (DKBA), has passed factory performance tests and is now at the corrections stage, DKBA's deputy Director General Alexander Kolesov told on Tuesday, September 16.
Russia's first classic unmanned airship, designed by the Dolgoprudny Design Bureau of Automatics (DKBA), has passed factory performance tests and is now at the corrections stage, DKBA's deputy Director General Alexander Kolesov told on Tuesday, September 16.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 01:25 PM
 

US Army considers three new light vehicles designs
 
The US Army is looking to develop a family of three lightweight, highly mobile ground vehicles for a light infantry brigade as it conducts a joint forcible entry mission. If the service proceeds, it would field an air-droppable light tank called the mobile protected firepower (MPF), and ultra-lightweight combat vehicle (ULCV) and a light reconnaissance vehicle (LRV). The two latter vehicles would be sling-loadable by rotary wing to replace the Humvee.
The US Army is looking to develop a family of three lightweight, highly mobile ground vehicles for a light infantry brigade as it conducts a joint forcible entry mission. If the service proceeds, it would field an air-droppable light tank called the mobile protected firepower (MPF), and ultra-lightweight combat vehicle (ULCV) and a light reconnaissance vehicle (LRV). The two latter vehicles would be sling-loadable by rotary wing to replace the Humvee. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:25 AM
 

 Netherlands to boost military spending in 2015
 
The Netherlands is to increase defence spending after being hard hit by global conflicts including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, King Willem-Alexander said yesterday, September 16. Giving his traditional opening of parliament speech, which this year marks the 200th anniversary of the Dutch kingdom, Willem-Alexander highlighted the threats facing the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is to increase defence spending after being hard hit by global conflicts including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, King Willem-Alexander said yesterday, September 16. Giving his traditional opening of parliament speech, which this year marks the 200th anniversary of the Dutch kingdom, Willem-Alexander highlighted the threats facing the Netherlands.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:58 AM
 

Bolivian Army purchased six Chinese Harbin H425 helicopters
 
Bolivia and China have engaged in signing a contract to purchase Bolivian Army with six Harbin H425 helicopters. Bolivian Foreign Minister, Mr. Carlos Romero and Planning Minister, Mr. Viviana Caro signed the accord with China diplomatic representative, Mr. Shen Zhiliang, during a ceremony held in La Paz.
Bolivia and China have engaged in signing a contract to purchase Bolivian Army with six Harbin H425 helicopters. Bolivian Foreign Minister, Mr. Carlos Romero and Planning Minister, Mr. Viviana Caro signed the accord with China diplomatic representative, Mr. Shen Zhiliang, during a ceremony held in La Paz.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 06:37 PM
 

KBR and Rheinmetall Defence place joint venture bid for UK Defence Support Group
 
On 12 September KBR and Rheinmetall Defence submitted a Joint Venture (JV) bid to acquire the Defence Support Group (DSG), a Ministry of Defence (MOD) Trading Fund that provides military vehicle maintenance and repair services to the United Kingdom Armed Forces, according to an official statement from Rheinmetall.
On 12 September KBR and Rheinmetall Defence submitted a Joint Venture (JV) bid to acquire the Defence Support Group (DSG), a Ministry of Defence (MOD) Trading Fund that provides military vehicle maintenance and repair services to the United Kingdom Armed Forces, according to an official statement from Rheinmetall.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:01 PM
 

Schiebel to Provide up to Ten Drones to OSCE to Monitor Ceasefire in Ukraine
 
Schiebel has been awarded a contract by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to support the body's work monitoring the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine using its Camcopter S-100 unmanned air vehicle (UAV).
Schiebel has been awarded a contract by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to support the body's work monitoring the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine using its Camcopter S-100 unmanned air vehicle (UAV).


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:27 AM
 

US Army ready to deploy its first JLENS radar surveillance system
 
According to Flightglobal, the first 44 operators of the US Army’s JLENS aerostat-based radar surveillance system have been certificated to operate and maintain the system, in anticipation of its first planned deployment at the end of the year.
According to Flightglobal, the first 44 operators of the US Army’s JLENS aerostat-based radar surveillance system have been certificated to operate and maintain the system, in anticipation of its first planned deployment at the end of the year.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:05 AM
 

Almaz-Antey Eyes African Market for Sales of Air Defense Systems
 
Russia’s defense concern Almaz-Antey is planning to showcase its advanced air defense systems at an upcoming arms show in South Africa, the company said on Monday, September 15. Almaz-Antey will take part in the Africa Aerospace and Defense Expo 2014 in Pretoria (South Africa) on September 17-21.
Russia’s defense concern Almaz-Antey is planning to showcase its advanced air defense systems at an upcoming arms show in South Africa, the company said on Monday, September 15. Almaz-Antey will take part in the Africa Aerospace and Defense Expo 2014 in Pretoria (South Africa) on September 17-21.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:26 AM
 

New Wearable Exosuit Project for US Soldiers supported by DARPA
 
US Soldiers in the future could be equipped with "Soft Exosuits" under their combat gear, making it easier to walk long distances and carry heavy loads, thanks to robotic research going on at Harvard University and grant money from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
US Soldiers in the future could be equipped with "Soft Exosuits" under their combat gear, making it easier to walk long distances and carry heavy loads, thanks to robotic research going on at Harvard University and grant money from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Monday, September 15, 2014 01:41 PM
 

Raytheon started full rate of production of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket
 
Under a $117 million contract awarded to Raytheon Company, Raytheon Missile Systems has begun production of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. In 2013, the Armed Forces General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates awarded Tawazun a contract to procure the TALON Laser Guided Rocket.
Under a $117 million contract awarded to Raytheon Company, Raytheon Missile Systems has begun production of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. In 2013, the Armed Forces General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates awarded Tawazun a contract to procure the TALON Laser Guided Rocket.

Monday, September 15, 2014 12:04 PM
 

India plans list of weapon systems for boosting its defense exports
 
According to the Hindustantimes, the Defence Research and Development Organisation, which is struggling to meet deadlines for delivering key military projects, is working on an elaborate weapons export plan to make inroads in the lucrative global arms market.
According to the Hindustantimes, the Defence Research and Development Organisation, which is struggling to meet deadlines for delivering key military projects, is working on an elaborate weapons export plan to make inroads in the lucrative global arms market.

Monday, September 15, 2014 11:35 AM
 

Massive multi-nation wargames to begin in Poland
 
The multi-nation military exercise "Anaconda" will begin in Poland on Sept. 24, with the participation of 12,500 soldiers, including 750 from abroad. According to Polish Press Agency (PAP), the equipment to be used include more than 120 armored personnel carriers, 50 rocket launchers, anti-craft sets, 17 vessels, including submarines, and 25 aircraft, including helicopters, fighters, and multi-purpose aircraft.
The multi-nation military exercise "Anaconda" will begin in Poland on Sept. 24, with the participation of 12,500 soldiers, including 750 from abroad. According to Polish Press Agency (PAP), the equipment to be used include more than 120 armored personnel carriers, 50 rocket launchers, anti-craft sets, 17 vessels, including submarines, and 25 aircraft, including helicopters, fighters, and multi-purpose aircraft. Monday, September 15, 2014 10:28 AM
 

New Russian Verba MANPADS will replace Igla-S
 
According to RBTH, the Verba (Willow) portable air defense missile system, which is capable of distinguishing its target from any interference, has joined the Russian forces, replacing the Igla-S. The Verba portable air defense missile system, which was developed within the Instrument Design Bureau, was integrated into one of the airborne troops divisions and in a motorized infantry brigade in the Eastern Military District.
According to RBTH, the Verba (Willow) portable air defense missile system, which is capable of distinguishing its target from any interference, has joined the Russian forces, replacing the Igla-S. The Verba portable air defense missile system, which was developed within the Instrument Design Bureau, was integrated into one of the airborne troops divisions and in a motorized infantry brigade in the Eastern Military District. Monday, September 15, 2014 10:07 AM
 

Advancements in India-Vietnam talks for hypersonic missile BrahMos
 
According to a report in India’s Deccan Herald, citing comments made by a senior Indian diplomat, talks for the sale of the joint Russia-India-developed BrahMos hypersonic cruise missile platform to Vietnam are in an “advanced stage.” Vietnam first expressed interest in acquiring in the platform in 2011. The decision to sell these cruise missiles to Vietnam will require approval from both the Indian and Russian governments.
According to a report in India’s Deccan Herald, citing comments made by a senior Indian diplomat, talks for the sale of the joint Russia-India-developed BrahMos hypersonic cruise missile platform to Vietnam are in an “advanced stage.” Vietnam first expressed interest in acquiring in the platform in 2011. The decision to sell these cruise missiles to Vietnam will require approval from both the Indian and Russian governments. Monday, September 15, 2014 09:41 AM
 

Australia to deploy aircrafts and personnel to help fight Islamic State
 
Australia will send combat aircraft and 600 military personnel to the United Arab Emirates to help fight the Islamic State (IS) militants, ABC News reports on Sunday citing the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Australia will send combat aircraft and 600 military personnel to the United Arab Emirates to help fight the Islamic State (IS) militants, ABC News reports on Sunday citing the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.


Sunday, September 14, 2014 06:37 PM
 

BAE Systems introduces its new CV90 STING to Norwegian Army
 
BAE Systems recently delivered the first CV90 STING vehicle to the Norwegians at the company’s Örnsköldsvik facility in Sweden. The delivery of the STING, an engineering variant of the CV90 vehicles, is the latest milestone for the program.
BAE Systems recently delivered the first CV90 STING vehicle to the Norwegians at the company’s Örnsköldsvik facility in Sweden. The delivery of the STING, an engineering variant of the CV90 vehicles, is the latest milestone for the program.


Sunday, September 14, 2014 01:36 PM
 

France is ready to provide military support with airstrikes against jihadists in Iraq
 
French President Francois Hollande told Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi Friday his country was willing to step up its military support against jihadists. France has said it is prepared to take part in air strikes against the militants in Iraq "if necessary", and hosts an international conference on Iraq on Monday.
French President Francois Hollande told Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi Friday his country was willing to step up its military support against jihadists. France has said it is prepared to take part in air strikes against the militants in Iraq "if necessary", and hosts an international conference on Iraq on Monday.
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Friday, September 12, 2014 02:54 PM
 

Russian company JSC Kamenskvolokno unveiled new body armor
 
The Russian Kamenskvolokno joint-stock company (JSC), located in the city of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the north of Rostov region, has developed body armor that can protect against bullets with a displaced center of gravity, the firm's deputy technical director Galina Sklyarova told on Thursday, September 11.
The Russian Kamenskvolokno joint-stock company (JSC), located in the city of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the north of Rostov region, has developed body armor that can protect against bullets with a displaced center of gravity, the firm's deputy technical director Galina Sklyarova told on Thursday, September 11.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 02:17 PM
 

New 3-D radars to be supplied to Czech, Slovak and Hungarian armies
 
According to Defense News, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian defense companies have unveiled a project to jointly supply new 3-D radars to their armies with the aim of replacing Soviet-built P-37 radars. The project is designed to enhance the interoperability of the three armed forces, and ensure the new radars are impenetrable to Russian military.
According to Defense News, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian defense companies have unveiled a project to jointly supply new 3-D radars to their armies with the aim of replacing Soviet-built P-37 radars. The project is designed to enhance the interoperability of the three armed forces, and ensure the new radars are impenetrable to Russian military.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 01:48 PM
 

US Government still advocates for the Patriot missile system in Turkey
 
According to Reuters, The U.S. government is continuing to advocate for the Patriot missile defense system offered by Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp in a Turkish tender after Turkey cited disagreements with the Chinese firm that initially won the bid, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, September 10.
According to Reuters, The U.S. government is continuing to advocate for the Patriot missile defense system offered by Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp in a Turkish tender after Turkey cited disagreements with the Chinese firm that initially won the bid, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, September 10.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:48 AM
 

France ready to join the fight against ISIS
 
France will participate in an air military operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, if necessary, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday, September 10, as quoted by Reuters.
France will participate in an air military operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, if necessary, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday, September 10, as quoted by Reuters.


Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:55 AM
 

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