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Russia Back top page
Russia to respond military to U.S. missile shield.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will have to respond military to the deployment of elements of a U.S. missile shield in Central Europe.
The deal to place 10 interceptor missiles in Poland was reached in mid-August, and followed the signing of an agreement on July 8 by the U.S. and Czech foreign ministries to place a U.S. radar in the Czech Republic.
"These missiles are close to our borders and constitute a threat to us," Medvedev said in an interview with Al-Jazeera television on Tuesday. "This will create additional tension and we will have to respond to it in some way, naturally using military means."
The Russian president said that offering NATO membership to Georgia and Ukraine, two former Soviet republics, would only aggravate the situation. He added that the Ukrainian people should be asked their opinion in national referendum. Opinion polls have consistently shown that a majority of Ukrainians are against their country joining the military alliance.
Moscow has consistently expressed its opposition to the U.S. missile shield, saying it threatens its national security. The U.S. claims the shield is designed to thwart missile attacks by what it calls "rogue states," including Iran.
Medvedev's statement came on the same day that Russia recognized the Georgian breakaway republic so South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The move came two weeks after Moscow concluded its operation to "force Georgia to peace" following an attack by Georgian troops on South Ossetia on August. Western political leaders have condemned Russia's decision leading to fears of a renewed Cold War. U.S. President George Bush said in a statement on Tuesday: "Russia's action only exacerbates tensions and complicates diplomatic negotiations."
"We are not afraid of anything, including the prospect of a new Cold War, but we don't want one, and in this situation everything depends on the position of our partners," Medvedev told the Russia Today international news channel on Tuesday.
27 August 2008

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will have to respond military to the deployment of elements of a U.S. missile shield in Central Europe.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev picture

 

 

Netherlands Back top page
Netherlands Special Forces operation vehicles requirement Contract Notice: EDA-1866.

The Special Forces has a potential requirement for the supply of 50 (fifty) special operations vehicles -for likely delivery into service in 2010- including a maintenance contract. This vehicle will be a wheeled vehicle, with a gross vehicle weight of 70 kN, capable of carrying up to 4 (four) crew members, providing protected mobility and offering very high levels of protection against a number of known and emerging threats of a varied nature including ballistic, blast, mine and fragmentation. The special operation vehicles are principally required for a wide range of patrol tasks and are normally expected to operate on roads and rough tracks in urban, semi-urban and rural environments; however they need to be sufficiently agile to provide a degree of cross country mobility.
26 August 2008

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Russia Back top page
Russia to boost foreign military trade by 8-10% annually.

Russia plans to increase foreign weapon sales by 8-10% annually over the next three to four years, the country's defense cooperation service said on Monday. "Military-technical cooperation will see a steady increase in arms sales of 8-10% annually over the next three to four years. This is the potential set out in the defense contracts portfolio, and the industry potential," said Vladimir Paleshchuk, vice director of the service. Mikhail Dmitriyev, the head of the defense cooperation service, earlier said Russia would export arms worth over $8.5 billion this year. Russia had doubled annual arms exports since 2000 to $7 billion last year, becoming the world's second-largest exporter of conventional weapons after the United States. Russia exports arms to about 80 countries. Among the key buyers of Russian-made weaponry are China, India, Algeria, Venezuela, Iran, Malaysia and Serbia. The most popular types of weaponry bought from Russia are Sukhoi and MiG fighters, air defense systems, helicopters, battle tanks, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles.Russia also maintains traditionally strong positions in the sales of small arms, anti-tank and air-defense missile systems.
26 August 2008

Russian Russian T-90S main battle tank picture Russia Russian TOR M1 anti-aircraft missile system picture

 

 

Abkhazia Back top page
Attacks plans against Abkhazia found by the Russian Army.

The Russian soldiers put the hand on maps containing the plans of attacks against Abkazia by the Georgian Army, declared the spokesperson of Russian Army Anatoli Nogovitsyne. The maps presents the plans of attacks in the 24 hours following the entry of Georgian troops to Abkhazia. An artillery attack was initially envisaged. The operations were to then continue in Otchamtchir and, 14 hours after the beginning, the Georgian troops were supposed to reach more in north the Kodori river, and then take the city of Soukhoumi, to finish the operations near the city of Novi Afon, 24 hours after the beginning.
During the South Ossetia War, the soldiers of Abkhazia attacked the Georgian forces at Kodori, the only part of the Abkhazian territory controlled by Tbilissi.
26 August 2008

Abkazian army Abkhazia T-55 main battle tank picture

 

 

Russia Back top page
A column of Russian armoured vehicle leave the Georgian city of Senaki.

A column of Russian armoured vehicles moves along a road in South Ossetia, near the border with North Ossetia August 23, 2008. Russia must immediately withdraw from Georgia and pull its troops back to positions held before the outbreak of hostilities in the country, a German government spokesman said on Saturday.
23 August 2008

Russian Army Russian T-72BR main battle tank picture Russian Army Russian T-72BR main battle tank picture Russian Army Russian BMD-2 airborne armoured infantry fighting combat vehicle picture

 

 

United States Back top page
General Dynamics Awarded Contract for Stryker Mobile Gun Systems.

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a contract for the production of 62 Stryker Mobile Gun System (MGS) variant vehicles. The contract has a total potential value of $326.5 million including initial funding of $145 million. The Stryker MGS variant is a direct-fire infantry assault platform with a 105 mm cannon mounted in a low-profile, fully stabilized, “shoot-on-the-move” turret and integrated into the Stryker chassis. It carries 18 rounds of NATO-standard 105mm main gun ammunition; 400 rounds of .50 caliber ammunition; and 3,400 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. It destroys vehicles, equipment and hardened positions with its bunker and wall-breaching capability.
23 August 2008

US Army Stryker Mobile Gun System (MGS) picture

 

 

United States Back top page
Russia Should Return U.S. Humvees, seized in Georgia.

A group of American Humvees seized by Russian forces in Georgia this week should be returned immediately, a Defense Department official said today. “We’ve certainly expressed our position over the fact that these Humvees are U.S. property and should be returned. It’s that simple,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said.In the Georgian port town of Poti on Aug. 19, Russian forces, which entered Georgia Aug. 8, reportedly commandeered American Humvees that were awaiting shipment back to the United States after taking part in earlier U.S.-Georgian military exercises.
23 August 2008

Humvees seized by Russian forces in Georgia picture

 

 

Turkey Back top page
The Undersecretariat for the Defence Industries of Turkey (SSM) has contracted Otokar with the designing of first National Main Battle Tank of Turkey.

A Koc Group company Otokar, is contracted as prime contractor for ALTAY Project, conducted by SSM. The Company shall be the exclusively responsible party to SSM regarding the design, development, integration, prototype production, testing, qualification of the first Turkish National Main Battle Tank (ALTAY Tank) and all activities contained in the Project.
Prime Minister Erdogan attended the ceremony The signing ceremony was held with the attendance of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish Prime Minister, M. Vecdi Gonul, the Turkish Minister of National Defence, Mustafa Koc, chairman of the Koc Holding, Kudret Onen, President of Koç Holding Defence Industry and Other Automotive Group and Chairman of Otokar, and Serdar Görgüç, General Manager of Otokar. Sanghee Lee, the Minister of National Defence, representing the Republic of Korea, the country to provide technical support and assistance for the Project and the upper management representatives of Aselsan, Hyundai-Rotem, Makine ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu and Roketsan were also present at the ceremony. The studies on the modern tank project firstly started on 1996 and was targeted on a production under licence of an existing tank in the world. But this project stopped on 2004 because of the high costs. In 2005, the project started again on Turkish National Main Battle Tank and in 2007 Otokar had been chosen as the prime contractor of the Project. And the project is called ALTAY. The first 7 years of the Project will enclose the prototype production and testing functions. After the prototype tanks completed the serial production will start for the first 250 tanks.
21 August 2008

Ceremony of signing contract Turkish main battle tank project ALTAY Otokar picture Ceremony of signing contract Turkish main battle tank project ALTAY Otokar picture

 

 

India Back top page
India eyes new-generation Russian tank.

India could consider plans to produce a new-generation tank jointly with Russia, the managing director of the BrahMos Aerospace joint venture said on Tuesday. Sivathanu Pillai said that while the new tank had yet to be developed, it could be built in Russia. He offered no indication of when the project could be launched, however. Russian experts earlier said Russia and India could launch production of a new tank in the near future. India currently assembles T-90S main battle tanks under a Russian license. The T-90S version is in service with the Indian Army, and the local production of T-90S Bhishma tanks started recently in India. In 2001, India bought 310 T-90S tanks from Russia.
20 August 2008

Indian army India T-90S main battle tank picture

 

 

Georgia Back top page
President Dmitry Medvedev promised to pull almost all troops from Georgia by the weekend.

A Russian convoy leaves the military airbase where they are stationed in the village of Senaki, western Georgia. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev promised to pull almost all troops from Georgia by the weekend, but there was no immediate sign of movement Wednesday. The few days of combat between the Russian and Georgian troops were very hard, several georgian soldiers were killed and several armoured vehicle were destroyed. See the pictures gallery about the Georgian,South-Ossetia,Russia war.
20 August 2008

A Georgian soldier killed during the combat picture Georgian South-Ossetia Russia war august 2008 picture Georgian South-Ossetia Russia war august 2008 picture

 

 

Abkhazia Back top page
Abkhazia to deploy guards on Georgian border.

Abkhazia will start deploying guards on Monday on its de facto border with Georgia, where an operation to oust Georgian troops was completed last week, the breakaway republic's deputy defense minister said. Abkhazia launched an attack on August 12 to force Georgia's troops from the northern part of the Kodori Gorge, the only part of the rebel province that was still controlled by Georgia. The operation, which Abkhazia said did not involve Russian troops, was completed on August 13.
18 August 2008

Abkhazian army Abkhazia soldiers picture Abkhazia will start deploying guards on Monday on its de facto border with Georgia, where an operation to oust Georgian troops was completed last week, the breakaway republic's deputy defense minister said. Abkhazia launched an attack on August 12 to force Georgia's troops from the northern part of the Kodori Gorge, the only part of the rebel province that was still controlled by Georgia. The operation, which Abkhazia said did not involve Russian troops, was completed on August 13.
Abkhazian army Abkhazia soldiers picture

 

 

Georgia Back top page
133 Georgians soldiers were killed during military operations in the area of Tskhinvali.

133 Georgians soldiers were killed during military operations in the area of Tskhinvali, 50 people are reported missing, announced Monday in Tbilissi David Kezerachvili, Georgian minister for Defense. The Georgian government will give a support for their families which will enjoy all the privileges granted in these circonstances" , declared to the journalists Mr. Kezerachvili at the time of the visit of military Georgian base of Vaziani, close to Tbilissi.
18 August 2008

Georgian Army Georgia BMP-2 armoured infantry fighting combat vehicle picture 133 Georgians soldiers were killed during military operations in the area of Tskhinvali, 50 people are reported missing, announced Monday in Tbilissi David Kezerachvili, Georgian minister for Defense. The Georgian government will give a support for their families which will enjoy all the privileges granted in these circonstances" , declared to the journalists Mr. Kezerachvili at the time of the visit of military Georgian base of Vaziani, close to Tbilissi. Georgian Army Georgia T-72BV main battle tank picture 133 Georgians soldiers were killed during military operations in the area of Tskhinvali, 50 people are reported missing, announced Monday in Tbilissi David Kezerachvili, Georgian minister for Defense. The Georgian government will give a support for their families which will enjoy all the privileges granted in these circonstances" , declared to the journalists Mr. Kezerachvili at the time of the visit of military Georgian base of Vaziani, close to Tbilissi.
Georgian Army Georgia BMP-2 armoured infantry fighting combat vehicle picture Georgian Army Georgia T-72BV main battle tank picture

 

 

Russia Back top page
Russian troops prepared to pull out of the Black Sea.

Russian soldiers travel on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a road outside the Georgian town of Gori some 80 km (49.7 miles) from Tbilisi August 18, 2008. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili urged the Kremlin to discuss ways to avoid "discord for future generations" as Russian troops prepared to pull out of the Black Sea state on Monday.
18 August 2008

Russian Army Russia T-62 main battle tank Georgian South Ossetia War picture Russian soldiers travel on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a road outside the Georgian town of Gori some 80 km (49.7 miles) from Tbilisi August 18, 2008. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili urged the Kremlin to discuss ways to avoid "discord for future generations" as Russian troops prepared to pull out of the Black Sea state on Monday. Russian Army Russia BMP-2 infantry armoured fighting combat vehicle Georgian South Ossetia War picture Russian soldiers travel on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a road outside the Georgian town of Gori some 80 km (49.7 miles) from Tbilisi August 18, 2008. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili urged the Kremlin to discuss ways to avoid "discord for future generations" as Russian troops prepared to pull out of the Black Sea state on Monday.
Russian Army Russia T-62 main battle tank Georgian South Ossetia War picture Russian Army Russia BMP-2 infantry armoured fighting combat vehicle Georgian South Ossetia War picture

 

 

Poland Back top page
National Army Day parade 2008 to commemorates the battle for Warsaw.

Armoured vehicles travel through the centre of Warsaw as they take part in a National Army Day parade August 15, 2008. The parade commemorates the battle for Warsaw, which took place in 1920, when Polish forces defeated the advancing Red Army.
15 August 2008

Polish Army Poland Leopard 2A4 main battle tank National Army Day 2008 Warsaw picture Armoured vehicles travel through the centre of Warsaw as they take part in a National Army Day parade August 15, 2008. The parade commemorates the battle for Warsaw, which took place in 1920, when Polish forces defeated the advancing Red Army. Polish Army Poland Rosomak Patria wheeled armoured infantry fighting combat vehicle National Army Day 2008 Warsaw picture Armoured vehicles travel through the centre of Warsaw as they take part in a National Army Day parade August 15, 2008. The parade commemorates the battle for Warsaw, which took place in 1920, when Polish forces defeated the advancing Red Army.
Polish Army Poland Leopard 2A4 main battle tank National Army Day 2008 Warsaw picture Polish Army Poland Rosomak Patria wheeled armoured infantry fighting combat vehicle National Army Day 2008 Warsaw picture

 

 

Iraq Back top page
Iraq orders Abrams M1A1 main battle tanks through US FMS programme.

Iraq has requested a significant quantity of new equipment from the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme, in a major effort to enhance its armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) capability. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has now notified Congress of Iraqi requirements to essentially re-capitalise the entire armoured and mechanised sections of the army with main battle tanks (MBTs), armoured personnel carriers (APCs), engineering vehicles and general transports. Under a potential USD2.16 billion deal, Iraq would get a total of 140 General Dynamics Land Systems M1A1 AIM (Abrams Integrated Management) MBTs. Production of the M1A1 was completed some time ago and according to General Dynamics Land Systems, prime contractor for the M1A1, no decision has yet been taken on whether they would be refurbished and upgraded vehicles drawn from the US Army inventory.
12 August 2008

US Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank picture Iraq has requested a significant quantity of new equipment from the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme, in a major effort to enhance its armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) capability. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has now notified Congress of Iraqi requirements to essentially re-capitalise the entire armoured and mechanised sections of the army with main battle tanks (MBTs), armoured personnel carriers (APCs), engineering vehicles and general transports. Under a potential USD2.16 billion deal, Iraq would get a total of 140 General Dynamics Land Systems M1A1 AIM (Abrams Integrated Management) MBTs. Production of the M1A1 was completed some time ago and according to General Dynamics Land Systems, prime contractor for the M1A1, no decision has yet been taken on whether they would be refurbished and upgraded vehicles drawn from the US Army inventory. US Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank picture Iraq has requested a significant quantity of new equipment from the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme, in a major effort to enhance its armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) capability. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has now notified Congress of Iraqi requirements to essentially re-capitalise the entire armoured and mechanised sections of the army with main battle tanks (MBTs), armoured personnel carriers (APCs), engineering vehicles and general transports. Under a potential USD2.16 billion deal, Iraq would get a total of 140 General Dynamics Land Systems M1A1 AIM (Abrams Integrated Management) MBTs. Production of the M1A1 was completed some time ago and according to General Dynamics Land Systems, prime contractor for the M1A1, no decision has yet been taken on whether they would be refurbished and upgraded vehicles drawn from the US Army inventory.
US Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank picture US Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank picture

 

 

Georgia Back top page
Georgian army troops and armoured vehicle move towards the South Ossetian border.

Georgian troops move towards the South Ossetian border in an unknown location in Georgia, on August 7. Violent clashes were underway Friday in South Ossetia as Georgian forces launched an attack to retake control of the breakaway region, according to officials.
08 August 2008

Georgian troops move towards the South Ossetian border in an unknown location in Georgia, on August 7. Violent clashes were underway Friday in South Ossetia as Georgian forces launched an attack to retake control of the breakaway region, according to officials.  Georgian Army Georgia Dana WZ 77  . Georgian troops move towards the South Ossetian border in an unknown location in Georgia, on August 7. Violent clashes were underway Friday in South Ossetia as Georgian forces launched an attack to retake control of the breakaway region, according to officials. Georgian Army Georgia T-72BV main battle tank picture .
Georgian Army Georgia Dana WZ 77
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Georgian Army Georgia T-72BV main battle tank picture

 

 

United Kingdom Back top page
U.S. Government and the British Ministry of Defence gathered the 07 August as Force Protection rolled out the first five new Ridgback armoured vehicles.

Representatives of Force Protection Industries, Inc., the U.S. Government and the British Ministry of Defence gathered today as Force Protection rolled out the first five new Ridgback vehicles developed specifically for the British Ministry of Defence (MOD). The Ridgback is comparable to Force Protection’s Cougar 4x4 vehicle.The British Ministry of Defence has ordered 157 Ridgback vehicles for a total cost of approximately $94 million. Although the British Ministry of Defence has used the Cougar 6x6 (Mastiff) since late 2006, this is the first Ridgback delivery to the United Kingdom.
07 August 2008

Representatives of Force Protection Industries, Inc., the U.S. Government and the British Ministry of Defence gathered today as Force Protection rolled out the first five new Ridgback vehicles developed specifically for the British Ministry of Defence (MOD). The Ridgback is comparable to Force Protection’s Cougar 4x4 vehicle.The British Ministry of Defence has ordered 157 Ridgback vehicles for a total cost of approximately $94 million. Although the British Ministry of Defence has used the Cougar 6x6 (Mastiff) since late 2006, this is the first Ridgback delivery to the United Kingdom. Representatives of Force Protection Industries, Inc., the U.S. Government and the British Ministry of Defence gathered today as Force Protection rolled out the first five new Ridgback vehicles developed specifically for the British Ministry of Defence (MOD). The Ridgback is comparable to Force Protection’s Cougar 4x4 vehicle.The British Ministry of Defence has ordered 157 Ridgback vehicles for a total cost of approximately $94 million. Although the British Ministry of Defence has used the Cougar 6x6 (Mastiff) since late 2006, this is the first Ridgback delivery to the United Kingdom.
United States army Cougar
4 x 4 Force Protection wheeled armoured vehicle picture
United States army Cougar
4 x 4 Force Protection wheeled armoured vehicle picture

 

 

United States Back top page
General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $24.2 million contract to produce 10 LAV-25.

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $24.2 million contract to produce 10 LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs), three LAV logistics vehicles and vehicle components for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to meet anticipated war-loss requirements. The LAV-A2 is a mobile, agile and survivable system for conducting offensive and defensive operations in support of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The eight-wheeled amphibious vehicle is equipped with enhanced armor protection and an automatic fire-suppression system for crew protection, as well as a robust suspension for mobility.In February 2006, General Dynamics was awarded a contract by the USMC Systems Command to produce 157 LAV-A2s in six different variants, including the LAV-25, anti-tank, command and control, logistics, mortar and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance System (NBCRS) configurations. General Dynamics delivered the first LAV-A2 to the Marines in October 2007.Work on the vehicles will be performed at General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, located in London, Ontario, and will be completed by December 2009. General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems of Sterling Heights.
07 August 2008

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $24.2 million contract to produce 10 LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs), three LAV logistics vehicles and vehicle components for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to meet anticipated war-loss requirements. The LAV-A2 is a mobile, agile and survivable system for conducting offensive and defensive operations in support of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The eight-wheeled amphibious vehicle is equipped with enhanced armor protection and an automatic fire-suppression system for crew protection, as well as a robust suspension for mobility.In February 2006, General Dynamics was awarded a contract by the USMC Systems Command to produce 157 LAV-A2s in six different variants, including the LAV-25, anti-tank, command and control, logistics, mortar and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance System (NBCRS) configurations. General Dynamics delivered the first LAV-A2 to the Marines in October 2007.Work on the vehicles will be performed at General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, located in London, Ontario, and will be completed by December 2009. General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems of Sterling Heights. General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $24.2 million contract to produce 10 LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs), three LAV logistics vehicles and vehicle components for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to meet anticipated war-loss requirements. The LAV-A2 is a mobile, agile and survivable system for conducting offensive and defensive operations in support of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The eight-wheeled amphibious vehicle is equipped with enhanced armor protection and an automatic fire-suppression system for crew protection, as well as a robust suspension for mobility.In February 2006, General Dynamics was awarded a contract by the USMC Systems Command to produce 157 LAV-A2s in six different variants, including the LAV-25, anti-tank, command and control, logistics, mortar and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance System (NBCRS) configurations. General Dynamics delivered the first LAV-A2 to the Marines in October 2007.Work on the vehicles will be performed at General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, located in London, Ontario, and will be completed by December 2009. General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems of Sterling Heights.
United States Marines Corps LAV-25 wheeled amphibious armoured vehicle picture United States Marines Corps LAV-25 wheeled amphibious armoured vehicle picture

 

 

Russia Back top page
Surface-to-Air missile S-400 will be delivered to the Russian Air Force for the defense of Moscow.

Surface-To-Air missile S-400 Triumf will be delivered to the Russian Air Force for the defense of Moscow and the Central Russia, information annonced by the Commander in chief of Russian air Force Alexander Zeline. In terms of effectiveness, Triumf is likely to replace three systems of the type S-300 or one ground-to-air battery missiles of foreign manufacture.
The S-400 can destroy all new modern targets, as the new planes, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles with a range of less 3.500 meters and a speed of 4,8 km/s. In addition, the Russian troops will be equipped with new radars to be protected against air attacks.
06 August 2008

Surface-To-Air missile S-400 Triumf will be delivered to the Russian Air Force for the defense of Moscow and the Central Russia, information annonced by the Commander in chief of Russian air Force Alexander Zeline. In terms of effectiveness, Triumf is likely to replace three systems of the type S-300 or one ground-to-air battery missiles of foreign manufacture. Surface-To-Air missile S-400 Triumf will be delivered to the Russian Air Force for the defense of Moscow and the Central Russia, information annonced by the Commander in chief of Russian air Force Alexander Zeline. In terms of effectiveness, Triumf is likely to replace three systems of the type S-300 or one ground-to-air battery missiles of foreign manufacture.
Russian Army Russia Surface-To-Air missile S-400 Triumf wheeled air defence vehicle picture Russian Army Russia Surface-To-Air missile S-400 Triumf wheeled air defence vehicle picture

 

 

India Back top page
The Indian engineers completed the tests in factory of the anti-tank missile, Nag (Snake).

The Indian ministry of Defense announced, that the Indian engineers completed the tests in factory of the anti-tank missile, Nag (Snake).The shootings of the missile against moving and static targets carried out on the Pokhran polygon in the Rajasthan, at a distance of 4 km, confirmed its announced performances. The missile reached all the targets. Nag is an all weather, top attack missile with a range of 4 to 7 km. The missile uses an 8 kg tandem HEAT warhead capable of defeating modern armour including ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) and composite armour. Nag uses Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) guidance with day and night capability. Mode of launch for the IIR seeker is LOBL (Lock On Before Launch). The missile has a complete fiberglass structure and weighs around 42 kg.
06 August 2008

The Indian ministry of Defense announced, that the Indian engineers completed the tests in factory of the anti-tank missile, Nag (Snake).The shootings of the missile against moving and static targets carried out on the Pokhran polygon in the Rajasthan, at a distance of 4 km, confirmed its announced performances. The missile reached all the targets. Nag is an all weather, top attack missile with a range of 4 to 7 km. The missile uses an 8 kg tandem HEAT warhead capable of defeating modern armour including ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) and composite armour. Nag uses Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) guidance with day and night capability. Mode of launch for the IIR seeker is LOBL (Lock On Before Launch). The missile has a complete fiberglass structure and weighs around 42 kg. The Indian ministry of Defense announced, that the Indian engineers completed the tests in factory of the anti-tank missile, Nag (Snake).The shootings of the missile against moving and static targets carried out on the Pokhran polygon in the Rajasthan, at a distance of 4 km, confirmed its announced performances. The missile reached all the targets. Nag is an all weather, top attack missile with a range of 4 to 7 km. The missile uses an 8 kg tandem HEAT warhead capable of defeating modern armour including ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) and composite armour. Nag uses Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) guidance with day and night capability. Mode of launch for the IIR seeker is LOBL (Lock On Before Launch). The missile has a complete fiberglass structure and weighs around 42 kg.
Indian Army India Nag anti-tank missile system picture Indian Army India Nag anti-tank missile system picture

 

 

United States Back top page
U.S. Army awarded Navistar Defense an $11 million contract to provide a new application based on its International 5000 Series truck platform.

Navistar Defense, LLC has expanded its military vehicle portfolio with a new application based on its International 5000 Series platform. The U.S. Army awarded Navistar Defense an $11 million contract to provide the heavy equipment transporter and trailer combination and spare parts to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command contracted Navistar Defense to answer a specific request for a vehicle to transport the Iraqi Military’s heavy equipment, which includes Russian T-72 tanks. Approximately 40 tractor and trailer combination vehicles will be produced and delivered in fiscal year 2009. Leveraging Navistar’s recently announced strategic-alliance relationship with Caterpillar, these vehicles will include proven Caterpillar C-15 engines.
04 August 2008

Navistar Defense, LLC has expanded its military vehicle portfolio with a new application based on its International 5000 Series platform. The U.S. Army awarded Navistar Defense an $11 million contract to provide the heavy equipment transporter and trailer combination and spare parts to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command contracted Navistar Defense to answer a specific request for a vehicle to transport the Iraqi Military’s heavy equipment, which includes Russian T-72 tanks. Approximately 40 tractor and trailer combination vehicles will be produced and delivered in fiscal year 2009. Leveraging Navistar’s recently announced strategic-alliance relationship with Caterpillar, these vehicles will include proven Caterpillar C-15 engines. Navistar Defense, LLC has expanded its military vehicle portfolio with a new application based on its International 5000 Series platform. The U.S. Army awarded Navistar Defense an $11 million contract to provide the heavy equipment transporter and trailer combination and spare parts to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command contracted Navistar Defense to answer a specific request for a vehicle to transport the Iraqi Military’s heavy equipment, which includes Russian T-72 tanks. Approximately 40 tractor and trailer combination vehicles will be produced and delivered in fiscal year 2009. Leveraging Navistar’s recently announced strategic-alliance relationship with Caterpillar, these vehicles will include proven Caterpillar C-15 engines.
United States Army International 5000 Navistar armoured transport truck picture United States Army International 5000 Navistar armoured transport truck picture

 

 

China Back top page
Chinese Army and Police are deployed with armoured vehicles around all the Olympic area for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Armoured personnel carries vehicle (APC) from the Chinese Army and police are deployed around the Olympic Central Area ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 2, 2008.
02 August 2008

Armoured personnel carries vehicle (APC) from the Chinese Army and police are deployed around the Olympic Central Area ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 2, 2008. Armoured personnel carries vehicle (APC) from the Chinese Army and police are deployed around the Olympic Central Area ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 2, 2008.
Chinese Army China WZ523 wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier picture Chinese Police China wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier picture
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China Back top page
Anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Beijing.

Tanks are displayed during celebrations for the anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Beijing August 1, 2008
01 August 2008

Tanks are displayed during celebrations for the anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Beijing August 1, 2008
Chinese Army China YW534 tracked armoured vehicle personnel carrier picture
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Iraq Back top page
Iraqi army formal request for LAV the same kind of amphibious wheeled armored personnel carriers used by the US Marines.

The US DSCA announced Iraq’s formal request for LAV the same kind of amphibious wheeled armored personnel carriers used by the US Marines, as well as associated services and some replacement equipment. When coupled with the recent M1117 armored car, helicopter, and infrastructure requests, the DSCA has announced over $7 billion in contract requests from Iraq’s military over the past week. The volume of these announcements, and their content, strongly suggests an Iraqi military that is making significant strides in organization and responsibilities, and is beginning to order the equipment to match. Time will tell. The estimated cost, if contracts are concluded for all items, is up to $3 billion. The principal contractors will include General Dynamics in Warren, MI; Armatec in London, Ontario, Canada; BAE Systems in London, United Kingdom; Force Protection in Ladson, SC; Oshkosh Trucks in Oshkosh, WI; and Raytheon in Waltham, MA. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of 24 contractor representatives to Iraq for a period of 2 years.
01 August 2008

The US DSCA announced Iraq’s formal request for LAV the same kind of amphibious wheeled armored personnel carriers used by the US Marines, as well as associated services and some replacement equipment. When coupled with the recent M1117 armored car, helicopter, and infrastructure requests, the DSCA has announced over $7 billion in contract requests from Iraq’s military over the past week. The volume of these announcements, and their content, strongly suggests an Iraqi military that is making significant strides in organization and responsibilities, and is beginning to order the equipment to match. Time will tell. The estimated cost, if contracts are concluded for all items, is up to $3 billion. The principal contractors will include General Dynamics in Warren, MI; Armatec in London, Ontario, Canada; BAE Systems in London, United Kingdom; Force Protection in Ladson, SC; Oshkosh Trucks in Oshkosh, WI; and Raytheon in Waltham, MA. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of 24 contractor representatives to Iraq for a period of 2 years. The US DSCA announced Iraq’s formal request for LAV the same kind of amphibious wheeled armored personnel carriers used by the US Marines, as well as associated services and some replacement equipment. When coupled with the recent M1117 armored car, helicopter, and infrastructure requests, the DSCA has announced over $7 billion in contract requests from Iraq’s military over the past week. The volume of these announcements, and their content, strongly suggests an Iraqi military that is making significant strides in organization and responsibilities, and is beginning to order the equipment to match. Time will tell. The estimated cost, if contracts are concluded for all items, is up to $3 billion. The principal contractors will include General Dynamics in Warren, MI; Armatec in London, Ontario, Canada; BAE Systems in London, United Kingdom; Force Protection in Ladson, SC; Oshkosh Trucks in Oshkosh, WI; and Raytheon in Waltham, MA. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of 24 contractor representatives to Iraq for a period of 2 years.
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