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Iraq (General Dynamics) Back Menu
General Dynamics awarded a contract for the delivery of 140 M-1 Abrams SA Tanks for Iraqi Army.

The U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a contract worth $14 million to purchase long-lead materials for the production of 140 M1A1 SA (Situational Awareness) tanks for the Iraq program. The SA enhancements to the M1A1 for Iraq include a second-generation forward-looking infrared (FLIR) thermal sight, a driver’s vision-enhancer thermal viewer and Tank Urban Survivability Kit (TUSK) improvements, which provide better crew protection in urban warfare environments. In addition, engines developed through the Army’s Total Integrated Engine Revitalization (TIGER) program will be installed and pulse-jet filter cleaning systems added to improve performance while reducing maintenance requirements and costs. Work will be performed in Lima, Ohio; Scranton, Pa.; Anniston, Ala.; and Tallahassee, Fla. The completion date for the contract is May 31, 2011.
31 December 2009
The U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a contract worth $14 million to purchase long-lead materials for the production of 140 M1A1 SA (Situational Awareness) tanks for the Iraq program. The SA enhancements to the M1A1 for Iraq include a second-generation forward-looking infrared (FLIR) thermal sight, a driver’s vision-enhancer thermal viewer and Tank Urban Survivability Kit (TUSK) improvements, which provide better crew protection in urban warfare environments. In addition, engines developed through the Army’s Total Integrated Engine Revitalization (TIGER) program will be installed and pulse-jet filter cleaning systems added to improve performance while reducing maintenance requirements and costs. Work will be performed in Lima, Ohio; Scranton, Pa.; Anniston, Ala.; and Tallahassee, Fla. The completion date for the contract is May 31, 2011.
Iraq Iraqi army main battle tank M1A1 Abrams picture

 

 

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The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Poutine states that Russia must develop its offensive armaments.

It’s necessary that Russia continues to develop its systems of offensive armaments, declared Vladimir Poutine to the journalists in Vladivostok. “We must develop our systems of offensive armaments”, announced the Russian Prime Minister while explaining that would make it possible to maintain strategic balance with the United States which, unlike Russia, develops their anti-missile defense. “If we want to carry out information exchanges, the United States must pass to us the whole of information concerning their anti-missile shield, and us, in our turn, we are ready to transmit all those to them relative to our offensive armaments”, specified M.Poutine.
29 December 2009
It’s necessary that Russia continues to develop its systems of offensive armaments, declared Vladimir Poutine to the journalists in Vladivostok. “We must develop our systems of offensive armaments”, announced the Russian Prime Minister while explaining that would make it possible to maintain strategic balance with the United States which, unlike Russia, develops their anti-missile defense. “If we want to carry out information exchanges, the United States must pass to us the whole of information concerning their anti-missile shield, and us, in our turn, we are ready to transmit all those to them relative to our offensive armaments”, specified M.Poutine.
Russia Russian army S-400 Triumf SA-21 surface-to-air defense anti-missile system
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Russian president Medvedev ratifies the agreement of creation for common air defense system between Russia and Belarus.

Russia and Belarus will create a common air defense system in accordance with the agreement ratified by Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, announced this 28 December 2009, by the press service of the Kremlin. Under agreement signed on February 3rd, the regional air defense system will be composed of the general command, several headquarters and Russian and Belarus military units whose list will be approved by the Ministers for Defense. The commander of the common system will be named by the Russian and Belarus Presidents. According to the commander-in-chief of the Russian Air force, the general Alexandre Zeline, the single air defense system will comprise five air force units, ten units of ground-to-air missiles batteries, five radio technologies units and an one war electronic unit. Last September, the assistant commander-in-chief of the Russian Air force, the general Sergueï Razygraïev, estimated that the fusion of Russian systems DCA and Belarus would make it possible to raise of it the effectiveness from 15 to 20%.
29 December 2009
Russia and Belarus will create a common air defense system in accordance with the agreement ratified by Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, announced this 28 December 2009, by the press service of the Kremlin. Under agreement signed on February 3rd, the regional air defense system will be composed of the general command, several headquarters and Russian and Belarus military units whose list will be approved by the Ministers for Defense. The commander of the common system will be named by the Russian and Belarus Presidents. According to the commander-in-chief of the Russian Air force, the general Alexandre Zeline, the single air defense system will comprise five air force units, ten units of ground-to-air missiles batteries, five radio technologies units and an one war electronic unit. Last September, the assistant commander-in-chief of the Russian Air force, the general Sergueï Razygraïev, estimated that the fusion of Russian systems DCA and Belarus would make it possible to raise of it the effectiveness from 15 to 20%.
S-300 surface-to-air defense system
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United States (Kongsberg) Back Menu
Contract for Kongsberg CROWS II Weapon Control Systems with the United States Army.

Kongsberg has signed a contract with the US Army increasing the number of Protector Weapon Control Systems within the existing CROWS II frame contract from 6.500 to 10.349 systems. The value may reach between 3 and 4.5 billion NOK. The total scope of the agreement will depend on US Army's future demand and annual allocations. Kongsberg has also received a purchase order for systems valued at 950 MNOK as part of the extended frame agreement.
28 December 2009
Kongsberg has signed a contract with the US Army increasing the number of Protector Weapon Control Systems within the existing CROWS II frame contract from 6.500 to 10.349 systems. The value may reach between 3 and 4.5 billion NOK. The total scope of the agreement will depend on US Army's future demand and annual allocations. Kongsberg has also received a purchase order for systems valued at 950 MNOK as part of the extended frame agreement.
United States Stryker M1126 with Kongsberg rotector Weapon Control Systems picture

 

 

Czech Republic (Iveco Defence Vehicles) Back Menu
Iveco Defence Vehicles awarded contract to deliver further 90 LMV - Light Armoured Vehicles to Czech Army.

IVECO Defence Vehicles announces that on December 18, 2009 the Czech Army placed order for a further batch of 90 Light Multirole Vehicles (LMV) in 3 different versions to be delivered between 2010 and 2013. The contract signed now, which also includes related logistics support, is part of a joint purchase project of the Czech and the Slovak army aimed to ensure a better cooperation in their common battle groups. Between 2007 and 2009, the Czech army had already ordered 24 vehicles (crew carriers and with 12.7mm Kongsberg remote weapon station). This contract results from the
Customer’s full satisfaction with the performance and reliability of the first vehicles which have been already fielded in Afghanistan and have already proved effective in resisting IED attacks (to date 3 attacks with no casualties).

28 December 2009
IVECO Defence Vehicles announces that on December 18, 2009 the Czech Army placed order for a further batch of 90 Light Multirole Vehicles (LMV) in 3 different versions to be delivered between 2010 and 2013. The contract signed now, which also includes related logistics support, is part of a joint purchase project of the Czech and the Slovak army aimed to ensure a better cooperation in their common battle groups. Between 2007 and 2009, the Czech army had already ordered 24 vehicles (crew carriers and with 12.7mm Kongsberg remote weapon station). This contract results from the
Czech Republic Army LMV IVECO Defence Vehicles light multirole wheeled armoured vehicle
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France Back Menu
BAE Systems receives order for BvS10 Mk II all-terrain armoured vehicle for the French Army.

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) - French Armament Procurement Agency - for 53 BvS10 MkII vehicles, a new and improved version of the all-terrain vehicle in service with the Dutch and British armed forces. With options, the total value of the contract could reach €220 million for 129 vehicles. The contract is for three variants - troop carrier, command post and logistic vehicle - together with a comprehensive through-life support package. The project will be run in close cooperation with French partners, such as Panhard and EADS and deliveries are to commence 2010. "The French requirements were very challenging and so it was particularly rewarding to win this contract," said Jan Söderström, managing director for BAE Systems' Vehicles business. "The contract acknowledges the high performance and strong market position of our battle-proven BvS10 and secures the continued development of the vehicle." More than 35 years' experience of articulated vehicle design and production in Örnsköldsvik, and in-theatre experience from countries like Afghanistan and Chad, has fed into development of the BvS10. "The MkII version of the BvS10 completely fulfils the French Army's requirements in terms of protection, mobility and payload while maintaining the flexibility to perform across the spectrum of military operations," says Söderström.
23 December 2009
BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) - French Armament Procurement Agency - for 53 BvS10 MkII vehicles, a new and improved version of the all-terrain vehicle in service with the Dutch and British armed forces. With options, the total value of the contract could reach €220 million for 129 vehicles. The contract is for three variants - troop carrier, command post and logistic vehicle - together with a comprehensive through-life support package. The project will be run in close cooperation with French partners, such as Panhard and EADS and deliveries are to commence 2010. "The French requirements were very challenging and so it was particularly rewarding to win this contract," said Jan Söderström, managing director for BAE Systems' Vehicles business. "The contract acknowledges the high performance and strong market position of our battle-proven BvS10 and secures the continued development of the vehicle." More than 35 years' experience of articulated vehicle design and production in Örnsköldsvik, and in-theatre experience from countries like Afghanistan and Chad, has fed into development of the BvS10. "The MkII version of the BvS10 completely fulfils the French Army's requirements in terms of protection, mobility and payload while maintaining the flexibility to perform across the spectrum of military operations," says Söderström.
United Kingdom British BAE Systems BvS10 Viking all terrain tracked armoured vehicle
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Czech Republic Back Menu
Contract for Kongsberg Protector Weapon Control Systems with the Czech Company PRAGA-Export.

KONGSBERG has signed a contract with the Czech company PRAGA-Export regarding the Protector Weapon Control System for the Czech Ministry of Defense. The Protector weapon control system protects military troops by allowing the vehicle's weapons to be operated from a protected position inside the vehicle.
23 December 2009
KONGSBERG has signed a contract with the Czech company PRAGA-Export regarding the Protector Weapon Control System for the Czech Ministry of Defense. The Protector weapon control system protects military troops by allowing the vehicle's weapons to be operated from a protected position inside the vehicle.
Norway Norwegian Kongsberg Protector remote controlled weapon system picture

 

 

United States (ITT) Back Menu
ITT receive U.S. Army contract for AN/ALQ-214(V)3 radio frequency defensive electronic countermeasures.

ITT Industries Corp., Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems, Clifton, N.J., is being awarded a $111,737,911 not-to-exceed firm-fixed-price contract for non-recurring engineering required to modify, manufacture, test and deliver 17 AN/ALQ-214(V)3 radio frequency defensive electronic countermeasures engineering development model (EDM) units.
22 December 2009
ITT Industries Corp., Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems, Clifton, N.J., is being awarded a $111,737,911 not-to-exceed firm-fixed-price contract for non-recurring engineering required to modify, manufacture, test and deliver 17 AN/ALQ-214(V)3 radio frequency defensive electronic countermeasures engineering development model (EDM) units.
ALQ-214 IDECM RFCM integrated defensive electronic countermeasures radio frequency countermeasures system

 

 

Ukraine Back Menu
The Ukrainian Company SOE KMDB will supply BTR-4 armored personnel carriers to Iraq.

The first deputy to Secretary of the National security and defense council Stepan Gavrish informed that on December 11 Ukraine concluded the first among a series of large-scale contracts for supply of armaments to Iraq to the amount of more than $550 mln. According to him, the contract envisages the supply of more than 400 BTR-4 armored vehicles within three to three and a half years. The contract has been concluded by the leading armored equipment production enterprise of Ukraine – State owned enterprise Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau through intermediary of the Foreign trade company Progress. Armored personnel carriers BTR-4 in several versions as well as special support vehicles, training facilities, service and support will be supplied to Iraq.
21 December 2009
The first deputy to Secretary of the National security and defense council Stepan Gavrish informed that on December 11 Ukraine concluded the first among a series of large-scale contracts for supply of armaments to Iraq to the amount of more than $550 mln. According to him, the contract envisages the supply of more than 400 BTR-4 armored vehicles within three to three and a half years. The contract has been concluded by the leading armored equipment production enterprise of Ukraine – State owned enterprise Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau through intermediary of the Foreign trade company Progress. Armored personnel carriers BTR-4 in several versions as well as special support vehicles, training facilities, service and support will be supplied to Iraq.
Ukraine Ukrainian BTR-4 Morozov wheeleed armoured combat vehicle personnel carrier
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United States army Developing New 3DELRR Long-Range Radar.

The US Air Force is replacing the AN/TPS-75 radar with the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) as the principal USAF long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, tracking, and reporting aircraft and missiles through the Ground Theater Air Control System. The AN/TPS-75 radar has been in service since 1968. The primary mission of the 3DELRR will be to provide long-range surveillance, control of aircraft, and theater ballistic missile detection. The 3DELRR will correct AN/TPS-75 shortfalls by detecting and reporting highly maneuverable, small radar cross-section targets. Its improved resolution may allow it to classify and determine the type of non-cooperative aircraft that cannot or do not identify themselves. Once the Technical Development Phase is complete, the USAF intends to award the System Design & Development (SDD) to the winning team around 2011.
21 December 2009
The US Air Force is replacing the AN/TPS-75 radar with the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) as the principal USAF long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, tracking, and reporting aircraft and missiles through the Ground Theater Air Control System. The AN/TPS-75 radar has been in service since 1968. The primary mission of the 3DELRR will be to provide long-range surveillance, control of aircraft, and theater ballistic missile detection. The 3DELRR will correct AN/TPS-75 shortfalls by detecting and reporting highly maneuverable, small radar cross-section targets. Its improved resolution may allow it to classify and determine the type of non-cooperative aircraft that cannot or do not identify themselves. Once the Technical Development Phase is complete, the USAF intends to award the System Design & Development (SDD) to the winning team around 2011.
United States army American
Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR)

 

 

Brazil (IVECO Defence Vehicles) Back Menu
IVECO Defence Vehicles and Brazilian army sign an agreement to manufacture 2.044 units of the new wheeled armoured vehicle VBTP-MR.

The Brazilian Army and the Business unit Iveco Latin America had signed this, 18 of December, an agreement for the manufacture of 2.044 units of the basic model of the new family of wheeled armoured vehicle VBTP-MR (Vehicles Armored for the Transport of Pessoal Médio Sobre Rodas). This vehicles will replace the old armoured vehicle Urutu used today by the Brazilian Armed Forces. The contract has a value of 6 $ billion over 20 years. The manufacture of the first units should begin in 2012, to finish in 2030. The production of the vehicles will be done in Brazil with the local labour, what it will contribute to develop the industry of national defense. The responsibility for the production will be of the Iveco. The productive chain will have to involve, in the Country, about 110 supplying and up to 600 indirect suppliers. The agreement was signed during a ceremony in the Headquarters of the Army, in Brasilia, with the Head of the General staff of the Army, General of Army Fernando Sergio Galvão, and the president of the Iveco Latin America, Mazzu Landmark. Also they had participated of the event, the Commander of the Army, General Army Enzo Martins Peri, and the president of the Iveco Defense Vehicles, Pietro Borgo. Project VBTP-MR lined up with the collaboration National Strategy of Defense, who is in charge of the reorganization of the national industry of defense equipment, to assure that the attendance of the equipment necessities of the Brazilian Armed Forces is supported in technologies under national ownership, providing to the generation of indirect jobs supplying in the Country. For the Brazilian Army, project VBTP-MR means to increase operational capacities of the Brazilian Land Forces, thus developing its capacities to be realized range of missions where the use of this type of vehicle is adjusted, presenting different configurations (staff transport, recognition, aid, ambulance, etc) to take care of to the diverse ones operational necessities. Family VBTP-MR is fruit of promotion for the Army 2007, been successful for the Iveco, assembly plant of trucks of the Group Fiat in Brazil. One of the decisive factors in the choice was the experience of the company in this sector, deriving of the world-wide division Iveco Defense Vehicles, that it projects, produces and commercializes military vehicles, including similar models to the Brazilian VBTP-MR.
20 December 2009
The Brazilian Army and the Business unit Iveco Latin America had signed this, 18 of December, an agreement for the manufacture of 2.044 units of the basic model of the new family of wheeled armoured vehicle VBTP-MR (Vehicles Armored for the Transport of Pessoal Médio Sobre Rodas). This vehicles will replace the old armoured vehicle Urutu used today by the Brazilian Armed Forces. The contract has a value of 6 $ billion over 20 years. The manufacture of the first units should begin in 2012, to finish in 2030. The production of the vehicles will be done in Brazil with the local labour, what it will contribute to develop the industry of national defense. The responsibility for the production will be of the Iveco. The productive chain will have to involve, in the Country, about 110 supplying and up to 600 indirect suppliers. The agreement was signed during a ceremony in the Headquarters of the Army, in Brasilia, with the Head of the General staff of the Army, General of Army Fernando Sergio Galvão, and the president of the Iveco Latin America, Mazzu Landmark. Also they had participated of the event, the Commander of the Army, General Army Enzo Martins Peri, and the president of the Iveco Defense Vehicles, Pietro Borgo. Project VBTP-MR lined up with the collaboration National Strategy of Defense, who is in charge of the reorganization of the national industry of defense equipment, to assure that the attendance of the equipment necessities of the Brazilian Armed Forces is supported in technologies under national ownership, providing to the generation of indirect jobs supplying in the Country. For the Brazilian Army, project VBTP-MR means to increase operational capacities of the Brazilian Land Forces, thus developing its capacities to be realized range of missions where the use of this type of vehicle is adjusted, presenting different configurations (staff transport, recognition, aid, ambulance, etc) to take care of to the diverse ones operational necessities. Family VBTP-MR is fruit of promotion for the Army 2007, been successful for the Iveco, assembly plant of trucks of the Group Fiat in Brazil. One of the decisive factors in the choice was the experience of the company in this sector, deriving of the world-wide division Iveco Defense Vehicles, that it projects, produces and commercializes military vehicles, including similar models to the Brazilian VBTP-MR.
Brazil Brazilian army VBTP-MR Iveco Defence Vehicles wheeled armoured vehicle
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Iraq (BAE Systems ) Back Menu
BAE Systems Receives U.S. Army Contract to Manufacture 109 Iraqi Light Armored Vehicles 4x4 ILAV.

BAE Systems has received a $59 million contract from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command for the production of 109 second-generation Iraqi Light Armored Vehicles (ILAV) and 10 Mine Roller Kits. These vehicles are being built for delivery to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Interior.
18 December 2009
BAE Systems has received a $59 million contract from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command for the production of 109 second-generation Iraqi Light Armored Vehicles (ILAV) and 10 Mine Roller Kits. These vehicles are being built for delivery to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Interior.
Iraq Iraqi army light wheeled armoured vehicle Force protection ILAV picture

 

 

Russia Back Menu
End of the first tests of a new interceptor for the S-400 air defense missile system.

The Russian consortium of defense Almaz-Anteï completed the preliminary tests of a new missile interceptor for the anti-aircraft system S-400, announced this 16 December 2009, the manager director of the research department of the consortium, Igor Achourbeïli. “We never had problems with the missile for S-400”, it declared, adding that its research department “had completed last November the preliminary tests of the missile especially designed for this system of long distance interception”. The system S-400 Triumph is intended to neutralize a new class of air targets: the aircraft, of which furtive planes, cruise missiles of low dimensions and the ballistic missiles of which the range does not exceed 3.500 km and speed 4.8 km/s.
16 December 2009
The Russian consortium of defense Almaz-Anteï completed the preliminary tests of a new missile interceptor for the anti-aircraft system S-400, announced this 16 December 2009, the manager director of the research department of the consortium, Igor Achourbeïli. “We never had problems with the missile for S-400”, it declared, adding that its research department “had completed last November the preliminary tests of the missile especially designed for this system of long distance interception”. The system S-400 Triumph is intended to neutralize a new class of air targets: the aircraft, of which furtive planes, cruise missiles of low dimensions and the ballistic missiles of which the range does not exceed 3.500 km and speed 4.8 km/s.
Russia Russian S-400 surface-to-air defense missile system Data Sheet

 

 

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The Council of the Federation of Russia adopted a decree to authorizing the fast use of the Russian armed forces outside of Russia.

The decree, adoptee this December 16th, 2009 by the Council of the Federation of Russia authorizing the fast use of the Russian armed forces outside of Russia is in conformity with the world practice, say to RIA Novosti the president of the commission of the international businesses of the Council Mikhaïl Marguelov. “The Law on the military commissions (Military commissions act) into force in the United States does not impose any restriction on the US president as for the use of the armed force in any area of the world, subject to consultations with the Congress”, it affirmed. Russia “delayed” until now on the other countries in this field, noted the member of Parliament, adding that the adoption of the ad hoc decree authorized Moscow to use its armed forces with the four corners of the world in the event of need. It is precisely the intervention of Georgia in South Ossetia, August 2008 which “required a rigorous regulation of our steps”, underlined the Member of Parliament. He recalled that Russia took part in half of the peace operations carried out by UNO throughout the world and that the Russian contribution to their budget rose to some 90 million dollars. On his side, the senator from North Ossetia and Member of the Commission of the Council of the Federation for defense Alexandre Dzassokhov informed RIA Novosti that the forwarding of military quotas abroad was current practice in certain Western countries, in particular in France, Great Britain and in the United States. “The international political situation and soldier are such as the fast use of the armed forces is often the single means of defending the national interests of a country”, it explained.
16 December 2009
The decree, adoptee this December 16th, 2009 by the Council of the Federation of Russia authorizing the fast use of the Russian armed forces outside of Russia is in conformity with the world practice, say to RIA Novosti the president of the commission of the international businesses of the Council Mikhaïl Marguelov. “The Law on the military commissions (Military commissions act) into force in the United States does not impose any restriction on the US president as for the use of the armed force in any area of the world, subject to consultations with the Congress”, it affirmed. Russia “delayed” until now on the other countries in this field, noted the member of Parliament, adding that the adoption of the ad hoc decree authorized Moscow to use its armed forces with the four corners of the world in the event of need. It is precisely the intervention of Georgia in South Ossetia, August 2008 which “required a rigorous regulation of our steps”, underlined the Member of Parliament. He recalled that Russia took part in half of the peace operations carried out by UNO throughout the world and that the Russian contribution to their budget rose to some 90 million dollars. On his side, the senator from North Ossetia and Member of the Commission of the Council of the Federation for defense Alexandre Dzassokhov informed RIA Novosti that the forwarding of military quotas abroad was current practice in certain Western countries, in particular in France, Great Britain and in the United States. “The international political situation and soldier are such as the fast use of the armed forces is often the single means of defending the national interests of a country”, it explained.
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United States Back Menu
United States Marines Corps deployed for the time in Afghanistan the new engineer armoured ABV Assault Breacher Vehicle.

US Marines deployed Assault Breacher Vehicles for the first time during the assault on Now Zad, a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan, on December 3. (USMC photo)HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan --- A vehicle that looks like a hybrid of a tank and bulldozer comes to a stop. An enormous blast shrieks through the air and delivers 1,750 pounds of C4 on the road ahead. The Marine Corps newest vehicle, an assault breacher vehicle, has detonated a route clearing, line charge, making its first combat assault in Marine Corps history. The Marine Corps prepared the ABV crew and the vehicle for combat for approximately two years. On the morning of Dec. 3, the ABV fired its first line charge during Operation Cobra's Anger in Now Zad, Afghanistan. Due to mass amounts of roadside bombs expected around Now Zad, ABV's led the way for the operation by detonating numerous line charges on the path to the Taliban stronghold, Now Zad.
16 December 2009
US Marines deployed Assault Breacher Vehicles for the first time during the assault on Now Zad, a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan, on December 3. (USMC photo)HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan --- A vehicle that looks like a hybrid of a tank and bulldozer comes to a stop. An enormous blast shrieks through the air and delivers 1,750 pounds of C4 on the road ahead. The Marine Corps newest vehicle, an assault breacher vehicle, has detonated a route clearing, line charge, making its first combat assault in Marine Corps history. The Marine Corps prepared the ABV crew and the vehicle for combat for approximately two years. On the morning of Dec. 3, the ABV fired its first line charge during Operation Cobra's Anger in Now Zad, Afghanistan. Due to mass amounts of roadside bombs expected around Now Zad, ABV's led the way for the operation by detonating numerous line charges on the path to the Taliban stronghold, Now Zad.
US Marines Corps United States ABV Assault Breacher Vehicle engineer armoured vehicle Data Sheet

 

 

Russia Back Menu
The new Russian surface-to-air missiles S-500 created before 2015.

The creation of armaments for the single system of Russian ballistic defense, including S-500 missiles will be completed in 2015, announced Wednesday in Moscow Igor Achourbeïli, managing director of the Almaz-Anteï research department charged to develop S-500. “All the elements of the single system of ballistic defense must be set up in 2015 in accordance with the military program of State”, indicated the person in charge to the journalists. The Russian Company Almaz-Anteï Bureau plans to build “two new factories” which will produce ground-to-air missiles and land armaments of anti-aircraft defense, added M.Achourbeïli. The surface-to-air missiles S-500 are intended to replace S-400 Triumph able to organize the spread out defense of the sites against a massive air attack. The S-500 missiles will be able to destroy 10 targets against 6 for S-400.
16 December 2009
The creation of armaments for the single system of Russian ballistic defense, including S-500 missiles will be completed in 2015, announced Wednesday in Moscow Igor Achourbeïli, managing director of the Almaz-Anteï research department charged to develop S-500. “All the elements of the single system of ballistic defense must be set up in 2015 in accordance with the military program of State”, indicated the person in charge to the journalists. The Russian Company Almaz-Anteï Bureau plans to build “two new factories” which will produce ground-to-air missiles and land armaments of anti-aircraft defense, added M.Achourbeïli. The surface-to-air missiles S-500 are intended to replace S-400 Triumph able to organize the spread out defense of the sites against a massive air attack. The S-500 missiles will be able to destroy 10 targets against 6 for S-400.
Russia Russian S-400 surface-to-air defense missile system Data Sheet

 

 

Sweden (Saab) Back Menu
Saab has signed two contracts on further deliveries of the Carl-Gustav man-portable weapon system.

Defence and security company Saab (STO:SAABB) has signed two contracts on further deliveries of the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. The total value of the orders is SEK192 million (€18.4 million). “This is very positive and it further proves the capability of the Carl-Gustaf system which until now has been exported to more than 40 customers around the world,” says Tomas Samuelsson, Business Unit Manager, Saab Bofors Dynamics. Deliveries will be completed in 2010.
16 December 2009
Defence and security company Saab (STO:SAABB) has signed two contracts on further deliveries of the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. The total value of the orders is SEK192 million (€18.4 million). “This is very positive and it further proves the capability of the Carl-Gustaf system which until now has been exported to more than 40 customers around the world,” says Tomas Samuelsson, Business Unit Manager, Saab Bofors Dynamics. Deliveries will be completed in 2010.
Sweden Swedish Saab Carl Gustav one man portable weapon system picture

 

 

United Kingdom (Supacat) Back Menu
The new light wheeled protected vehicle Supacat SPV400 undergoes blast testing.

The Supacat SPV400 development programme has passed a major milestone having successfully undergone blast testing on 3rd and 4th December. The full technical specification of these tests cannot be revealed for security reasons, however, a significant under-vehicle mine blast simulation was conducted as was a huge Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) simulation.
15 December 2009
The Supacat SPV400 development programme has passed a major milestone having successfully undergone blast testing on 3rd and 4th December. The full technical specification of these tests cannot be revealed for security reasons, however, a significant under-vehicle mine blast simulation was conducted as was a huge Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) simulation.
United Kingdom British Supacat SPV400 Light wheeled protected vehicle Data Sheet

 

 

Peru Back Menu
Modernisation of the Peruvian army, new equipment and armored vehicles presented during the military parade of December 8th, 2009.

During the military parade of December 8th, 2009, which celebrated the 188° birthday of the independence of Peru, the Peruvian army showed its will to modernize its army. For the first time a Chinese main battle tank Type 90-II or MBT 2000 run in the street of the capital Lima. Currently a competition is open for the acquisition of a new tank, which puts in competition, China, Russia, the Ukraine, Poland and Germany, for a total from 80 to 120 tanks. During the parade several new systems of weapons were presented as a light tank AMX-13 without gun, on which was mounted Russian anti-tank missiles Kornet-E, a tracked armoured personnel carrier M113 armed with the Israeli anti-tank missile system Spike, and soldiers was also equipped with the new Belgian assault Rifle FN Herstal Scar.
15 December 2009
Peru Peruvian Army Type 90-II MBT 2000 main battle tank picture Peru Peruvian army AMX-13 anti-tank guided missile Kornet-E picture Peru Peruvian army assault rifle FN Herstal Scar picture
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Ukraine will deliver a variety of armored vehicles, transport planes and high-precision weaponry to Iraq.

Ukraine will deliver a variety of military equipment to Iraq under a recent deal worth an estimated $2.4 billion, a Russian newspaper reported. According to the Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily, the deal between the state arms exporter UkrSpetsExport and the Iraqi defense ministry is the largest in Ukraine's history and could lift the ex-Soviet republic to the 4th or 5th place among the top arms dealers in the world from the current 14th. The new contract will ensure orders for over 80 Ukrainian firms, including the state-run Progress machine-building plant in Berdichev, which produced T-80UD tanks for Pakistan in the 1990s. Sources close to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry told the newspaper that the deal included the delivery of an unspecified number of armored vehicles, transport planes and high-precision weaponry. Ukraine will also provide repair and maintenance services for the sold equipment.
12 December 2009
Ukraine will deliver a variety of military equipment to Iraq under a recent deal worth an estimated $2.4 billion, a Russian newspaper reported. According to the Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily, the deal between the state arms exporter UkrSpetsExport and the Iraqi defense ministry is the largest in Ukraine's history and could lift the ex-Soviet republic to the 4th or 5th place among the top arms dealers in the world from the current 14th. The new contract will ensure orders for over 80 Ukrainian firms, including the state-run Progress machine-building plant in Berdichev, which produced T-80UD tanks for Pakistan in the 1990s. Sources close to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry told the newspaper that the deal included the delivery of an unspecified number of armored vehicles, transport planes and high-precision weaponry. Ukraine will also provide repair and maintenance services for the sold equipment.
Ukraine Ukrainian T-80UD main battle tank picture

 

 

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Oshkosh Corporation Awarded Additional $175 Million Order to Supply 400 M-ATVs.

Oshkosh Corporation announced today it has received an additional $175 million order from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to deliver 400 MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV). To date, Oshkosh has received six awards valued at $3.3 billion to deliver a total of 6,619 M-ATVs.
11 December 2009
Oshkosh Corporation announced today it has received an additional $175 million order from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to deliver 400 MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV). To date, Oshkosh has received six awards valued at $3.3 billion to deliver a total of 6,619 M-ATVs.
United States American US Army Oshkosh M-ATV MRAP mine protected wheeled armoured vehicle
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Six members of the Iraqi Security forces made a training for the detection of explosives in Croatia.

The ceremony upon the completion of training of members of Iraqi security forces for official dog guides for the detection of explosives was held on Wednesday, December 9, in "Satnik Kredimir Ivosevic" Training Centre in Dugo Selo, Croatia. Six members of the Iraqi security forces and their team leader, Lieutenant Mohammed Al-Maliki attended the training course for official dog guides for the detection of explosives from the 4th May to the 4th of December 2009. Upon the completion of seven-months training, Iraqi security forces were donated with six official dogs and all the equipment.
11 December 2009
The ceremony upon the completion of training of members of Iraqi security forces for official dog guides for the detection of explosives was held on Wednesday, December 9, in "Satnik Kredimir Ivosevic" Training Centre in Dugo Selo, Croatia. Six members of the Iraqi security forces and their team leader, Lieutenant Mohammed Al-Maliki attended the training course for official dog guides for the detection of explosives from the 4th May to the 4th of December 2009. Upon the completion of seven-months training, Iraqi security forces were donated with six official dogs and all the equipment.
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General Dynamics Awarded $18 Million for Saudi Tank Work.

General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded $17.6 million for the purchase of long-lead materials that will be used to convert 15 M1A2 Abrams tanks to M1A2S tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The contract was awarded to General Dynamics by the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command for the Royal Saudi Land Forces. The M1A2S vehicles will possess defined capabilities that increase lethality while limiting obsolescence.
10 December 2009
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded $17.6 million for the purchase of long-lead materials that will be used to convert 15 M1A2 Abrams tanks to M1A2S tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The contract was awarded to General Dynamics by the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command for the Royal Saudi Land Forces. The M1A2S vehicles will possess defined capabilities that increase lethality while limiting obsolescence.
United States American US Army Abrams M1A2 main battle tank

 

 

Russia Back Menu
Successfull test of firing of ballistic missile "Topol"

The troops of strategic missiles (RVSN) carried out this 10 December 2009, a successful firing of intercontinental ballistic missile RS12M Topol. “The firing was carried out successfully at 15:35 Moscow time (12H35 GMT) at the Kapoustin-Iar polygon, in the region of Astrakhan, indicated the military. Adding that “the factitious warhead of the missile reached with precision a target located on the polygon of Sary-Chagan (Kazakhstan)”.
10 December 2009
The troops of strategic missiles (RVSN) carried out this 10 December 2009, a successful firing of intercontinental ballistic missile RS12M Topol. “The firing was carried out successfully at 15:35 Moscow time (12H35 GMT) at the Kapoustin-Iar polygon, in the region of Astrakhan, indicated the military. Adding that “the factitious warhead of the missile reached with precision a target located on the polygon of Sary-Chagan (Kazakhstan)”.
Russia Russian Army SS-27 Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile Data Sheet

 

 

Australia Back Menu
First Delivery of IAI-Made Heron UAS to MDA for Support of the Royal Australian Air Force Troops in Afghanistan.

This December. 10th, 2009 was the first delivery of the Heron Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to the Canadian company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), and to the customer, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The Heron UAS, made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), includes an aircraft, mission payloads, Advanced Ground Control Station (AGCS), spare parts, and ground support equipment. The Heron was chosen from among a number of UAS competitors, after successfully completing a series of tests, for its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. The Heron system delivered today will start operations in early 2010 for one year, with the option to extend for an additional two years.
10 December 2009
This December. 10th, 2009 was the first delivery of the Heron Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to the Canadian company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), and to the customer, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The Heron UAS, made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), includes an aircraft, mission payloads, Advanced Ground Control Station (AGCS), spare parts, and ground support equipment. The Heron was chosen from among a number of UAS competitors, after successfully completing a series of tests, for its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. The Heron system delivered today will start operations in early 2010 for one year, with the option to extend for an additional two years.
Israeli IAV Heron Unmanned aerial vehicle UAV

 

 

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Russia seeks AIFV and sniper rifles for airborne troops.

Russia is seeking to equip its airborne troops with a variety of new weaponry in the coming years, including BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicles (AIFVs) and new sniper rifles, the head of the service said on 8 December. "We are expecting to receive up to 200 BMD-4M AIFVs in the next few years to significantly increase the combat capability of our troops," said Lieutenant General Vladimir Shamanov, according to comments conveyed by state news service RIA Novosti. "Paratroopers will also get indigenous Shakhin infrared scopes, new sniper rifles, underwater assault rifles and other advanced weaponry and gear," he said.
10 December 2009
Russia is seeking to equip its airborne troops with a variety of new weaponry in the coming years, including BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicles (AIFVs) and new sniper rifles, the head of the service said on 8 December. "We are expecting to receive up to 200 BMD-4M AIFVs in the next few years to significantly increase the combat capability of our troops," said Lieutenant General Vladimir Shamanov, according to comments conveyed by state news service RIA Novosti. "Paratroopers will also get indigenous Shakhin infrared scopes, new sniper rifles, underwater assault rifles and other advanced weaponry and gear," he said.
Russia Russian Army BMD-4 airborne infantry combat armoured vehicle Data Sheet

 

 

Australia Back Menu
The end of the armoured personnel carrier M113A1 in the Australian Army.

M113A1 Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) have a long and proud history in the Australian Army since they were first introduced in 1965. After nearly 45 years of service to the nation, three M113A1s, one of which saw service in Vietnam, had their last street patrol in East Timor before being cleaned in preparation for shipping back to Australia. The M113A1s have been an important part of Australia’s mission in East Timor since they were first used to secure the Dili area when INTERFET inserted in 1999. Since 2006 the APCs have been used to carry the Quick Response Force (QRF), made up of Australian and New Zealand infantry who were dispatched to deal with any outbreaks of civil unrest in the capital. The six M113A1s that have been in service in East Timor arrived with the International Stabilisation Force following the outbreak of violence in East Timor in 2006. After they return to Australia the vehicles will be converted into M113AS4s.
10 December 2009

M113A1 Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) have a long and proud history in the Australian Army since they were first introduced in 1965. After nearly 45 years of service to the nation, three M113A1s, one of which saw service in Vietnam, had their last street patrol in East Timor before being cleaned in preparation for shipping back to Australia. The M113A1s have been an important part of Australia’s mission in East Timor since they were first used to secure the Dili area when INTERFET inserted in 1999. Since 2006 the APCs have been used to carry the Quick Response Force (QRF), made up of Australian and New Zealand infantry who were dispatched to deal with any outbreaks of civil unrest in the capital. The six M113A1s that have been in service in East Timor arrived with the International Stabilisation Force following the outbreak of violence in East Timor in 2006. After they return to Australia the vehicles will be converted into M113AS4s.
Australia Australian army M113AS4 light armoured vehicle personnel carrier Data Sheet

 

 

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Textron to Deliver 39 Armored Personnel Carriers ASV M1117 to Colombia.

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, has been selected by the Colombian Ministry of Defense to produce and deliver 39 Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) ASV M1117 for the Colombian Army. The Colombian Army's initial requirement for armored wheeled vehicles with associated logistics support will be contracted through the U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales process. The total value of this procurement is $45.6 million.
09 December 2009

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, has been selected by the Colombian Ministry of Defense to produce and deliver 39 Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) ASV M1117 for the Colombian Army. The Colombian Army's initial requirement for armored wheeled vehicles with associated logistics support will be contracted through the U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales process. The total value of this procurement is $45.6 million.
United States American M1117 ASV Guardian Security armoured vehicle personnel carrier Data Sheet

 

 

Russia Back Menu
Vladimir Poutine visited this 08 December 2008 the tests Metal Institute of Nijni Taguil.

Vladimir Poutine visited this 08 December 2008 the tests Metal Institute of Nijni Taguil (Ural) to familiarize himself with the performances of Russian modern armoured tanks, in particular, the armoured vehicle BMPT (Tanks support armoured vehicle), announces the correspondent of RIA Novosti. The chief of the Russian government attended the shootings carried out by armoured vehicle BMP-3 and tank T-90A. The shootings reached a tank being at a distance of four kilometres. The Prime Minister was particularly attracted by a BMPT, because it’s a new type of combat vehicle. The BMP-T is intended to destroy light armoured vehicles, but also main battle tanks with heavy armour.
08 December 2009

Vladimir Poutine visited this 08 December 2008 the tests Metal Institute of Nijni Taguil (Ural) to familiarize himself with the performances of Russian modern armoured tanks, in particular, the armoured vehicle BMPT (Tanks support armoured vehicle), announces the correspondent of RIA Novosti. The chief of the Russian government attended the shootings carried out by armoured vehicle BMP-3 and tank T-90A. The shootings reached a tank being at a distance of four kilometres. The Prime Minister was particularly attracted by a BMPT, because it’s a new type of combat vehicle. The BMP-T is intended to destroy light armoured vehicles, but also main battle tanks with heavy armour.
Russia Russian Army BMP-T Terminator tank support combat vehicle Data Sheet

 

 

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Army Recognition web site to the TOP 10 of the most visited military web site in the world.

In January 2009, the friends of Army Recognition become a Company. With its defense magazine and Internet web site, Army Recognition is now one of the most important sources of defense information. For 2010, seven International Defense Exhibition in the world signed a contract to make their promotion and to communicate through the Internet web site and the magazine Army Recognition.
With more than 7.000.000 visitors in 2009, 20.000 visitors per day and 5.000.000 of pages seen per month, Army Recognition web site is now to the TOP 10 of the most visited military web site in the world, see reference www.alexa.com.
The Internet web site Army Recognition a highway of information for the marketing and the communication of the products, services, companies and exhibition of defense.
Thanks to our single technology of referencing and our popularity on the Web, we can place your products and services of defense in the top results of search engines, as Google and Yahoo.
Great Thanks to all our partners and visitors.

03 December 2009

In January 2009, the friends of Army Recognition become a Company. With its defense magazine and Internet web site, Army Recognition is now one of the most important sources of defense information. For 2010, seven International Defense Exhibition in the world signed a contract to make their promotion and to communicate through the Internet web site and the magazine Army Recognition.
Army Recognition magazine promotion for products and services Defense and Security land forces equipment.

 

 

Austria (Schiebel) Back Menu
Schiebel has now won a contract with the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA).

Following the success with the first UAS ever to fly at the Paris Air Show in June 2009, Schiebel has now won a contract with the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA). The CAMCOPTER S-100 will be leased for a selection of comprehensive experimental trials in France by the French Army at a military camp, during a military exercise, as well as two weeks of demanding trials at a non European location, and on behalf of the French Navy at a Navy base. The trials will take place during the first half of 2010. The goal of these trials is it to assess the advantages of VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing). In order to fulfill the DGA’s requirements, Schiebel has sub-contracted Thales Aeronautical Systems to assist them with the arrangement and organization of the flight and frequency permits. The main payload for these trials will be the Thales Optronics Agile 2 Electro Optical and Infra Red (EO/IR) sensor.
03 December 2009

Following the success with the first UAS ever to fly at the Paris Air Show in June 2009, Schiebel has now won a contract with the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA). The CAMCOPTER S-100 will be leased for a selection of comprehensive experimental trials in France by the French Army at a military camp, during a military exercise, as well as two weeks of demanding trials at a non European location, and on behalf of the French Navy at a Navy base. The trials will take place during the first half of 2010. The goal of these trials is it to assess the advantages of VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing). In order to fulfill the DGA’s requirements, Schiebel has sub-contracted Thales Aeronautical Systems to assist them with the arrangement and organization of the flight and frequency permits. The main payload for these trials will be the Thales Optronics Agile 2 Electro Optical and Infra Red (EO/IR) sensor.
Austria Austrian Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAV unmanned aerial vehicle picture

 

 

France Back Menu
First use of the LEMIR counter-IED device system by the French Army in Afghanistan.

Eighteen LEMIR systems (Leurre Massique mécanique InfraRouge) are deployed in the Afghan theater with French forces operating as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). The LEMIR Device system is fitted to the wheeled armoured vehicle VAB in Afghanistan, the French Command and Support Battalion (BCS) carried out its first resupply convoy between Kabul and Nijrab, in the Kapisa valley, using the LEMIR device. LEMIR is a counter-IED (improvised explosive devices) and counter-mine device which will detonate explosive devices that are activated by pressure, trip-wire or heat sources. Particularly flexible, it comes in the form of kits with adjustable length and width to fit all types of vehicles, of foreign or French design. The kits are installed on the VAB and BUFFALO, which are distributed throughout the French area of operations in Afghanistan. There are three LEMIR for each Groupement Tactique Interarmes (GTIA, or combined battle group) within the Task Force La Fayette in the Kapisa and Surobi valleys. Six additional LEMIR are provided to the Operational Liaison Monitoring Teams deployed in the French area of responsibility, and three are held in reserve.
03 December 2009

Eighteen LEMIR systems (Leurre Massique mécanique InfraRouge) are deployed in the Afghan theater with French forces operating as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). The LEMIR Device system is fitted to the wheeled armoured vehicle VAB in Afghanistan, the French Command and Support Battalion (BCS) carried out its first resupply convoy between Kabul and Nijrab, in the Kapisa valley, using the LEMIR device. LEMIR is a counter-IED (improvised explosive devices) and counter-mine device which will detonate explosive devices that are activated by pressure, trip-wire or heat sources. Particularly flexible, it comes in the form of kits with adjustable length and width to fit all types of vehicles, of foreign or French design. The kits are installed on the VAB and BUFFALO, which are distributed throughout the French area of operations in Afghanistan. There are three LEMIR for each Groupement Tactique Interarmes (GTIA, or combined battle group) within the Task Force La Fayette in the Kapisa and Surobi valleys. Six additional LEMIR are provided to the Operational Liaison Monitoring Teams deployed in the French area of responsibility, and three are held in reserve.
France French Army LEMIR counter improvised explosive devices and counter-mine device picture

 

 

United States (Oshkosh) Back Menu
Oshkosh Corporation Commemorates Handoff of 1,000th M-ATV to U.S. Armed Forces.

Oshkosh Corporation marked the handoff of the 1,000th MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) to the U.S. Armed Forces on Nov. 30 at a ceremony with military leadership at the company’s facilities in Oshkosh, Wis. Brig. Gen. Michael Brogan, commander of the Marine Corps Systems Command, and Lt. Col. Coll Haddon, M-ATV product manager for the MRAP Joint Program Office, were the keynote speakers at the event. Having exceeded the government’s delivery schedule for five consecutive months, Oshkosh is ramping up production to 1,000 vehicles per month in December and continuing at that level through April 2010. Since being awarded the production contract on June 30, 2009, Oshkosh has received four additional awards from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to supply a total of 6,219 M-ATVs. Oshkosh also has received orders for spare kits and to send its factory-trained field service representatives (FSR) to Afghanistan to provide training and maintenance support for the vehicles. The aggregate amount of the five awards is valued at $3.2 billion.
02 December 2009

Oshkosh Corporation marked the handoff of the 1,000th MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) to the U.S. Armed Forces on Nov. 30 at a ceremony with military leadership at the company’s facilities in Oshkosh, Wis. Brig. Gen. Michael Brogan, commander of the Marine Corps Systems Command, and Lt. Col. Coll Haddon, M-ATV product manager for the MRAP Joint Program Office, were the keynote speakers at the event. Having exceeded the government’s delivery schedule for five consecutive months, Oshkosh is ramping up production to 1,000 vehicles per month in December and continuing at that level through April 2010. Since being awarded the production contract on June 30, 2009, Oshkosh has received four additional awards from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to supply a total of 6,219 M-ATVs. Oshkosh also has received orders for spare kits and to send its factory-trained field service representatives (FSR) to Afghanistan to provide training and maintenance support for the vehicles. The aggregate amount of the five awards is valued at $3.2 billion.
United States US Army Oskosh M-ATV MRAP mine protected wheeled armoured vehicle
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Jordan is negotiating the purchase of of Javelin anti-tank missiles.

Jordan is negotiating the purchase of an additional $388 million package of Javelin anti-tank missiles. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress the 30 November 2009 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Jordan of JAVELIN Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, Fly-to-Buy Missiles, JAVELIN Command Launch Units (CLUs) with Integrated Day/Thermal Sight and associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $388 million. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has requested a possible sale of 1,808 JAVELIN Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, 18 Fly-to-Buy Missiles, 162 JAVELIN Command Launch Units (CLUs) with Integrated Day/Thermal Sight, containers, missile simulation rounds, enhanced basic skills trainer (EPBST), rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, battery dischargers and chargers, and coolant units, support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $388 million.
02 December 2009

Jordan is negotiating the purchase of an additional $388 million package of Javelin anti-tank missiles. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress the 30 November 2009 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Jordan of JAVELIN Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, Fly-to-Buy Missiles, JAVELIN Command Launch Units (CLUs) with Integrated Day/Thermal Sight and associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $388 million. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has requested a possible sale of 1,808 JAVELIN Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, 18 Fly-to-Buy Missiles, 162 JAVELIN Command Launch Units (CLUs) with Integrated Day/Thermal Sight, containers, missile simulation rounds, enhanced basic skills trainer (EPBST), rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, battery dischargers and chargers, and coolant units, support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $388 million.
United States US Army Javelin anti-tank guided missile picture

 

 

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Russia army create a training center for the drones operators.

The Russian land forces create a training center for the drones operators, announced to Monday in Moscow the chief of the department power station of the military formation of the Russian Armed forces Valeri Evnevitch. "The Land forces of Russian army plan to create the Training center of the specialists charged to control the drones at the time of military operations”, indicated the Evnevitch general. “The drones also took part in the exercises (Russo-Belorusses) Zapad 2009 (Occident 2009) which had proceeded in September in the presence of the president and Russian supreme leader of the armies” Dmitri Medvedev”, said the general.
01 December 2009

The Russian land forces create a training center for the drones operators, announced to Monday in Moscow the chief of the department power station of the military formation of the Russian Armed forces Valeri Evnevitch. "The nad forces of Russian army plan to create the Training center of the specialists charged to control the drones at the time of military operations”, indicated the Evnevitch general. “The drones also took part in the exercises (Russo-Belorusses) Zapad 2009 (Occident 2009) which had proceeded in September in the presence of the president and Russian supreme leader of the armies” Dmitri Medvedev”, said the general.
Russia Russian drone UAV unmanned aerial vehicle picture

 

 

France (Nexter Systems) Back Menu
Contract for the post-production support of the Leclerc main battle tank (SSPP XL) to Nexter Systems.

As decided by Hervé Morin, Minister of Defense during the Oct. 12 meeting of the ministerial committee for defense investments (Comité Ministériel des Investissements de Défense, CMI), the French Army’s Central Directorate of Matériel (DCMAT), with the participation of the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA), on November 19 awarded the contract for the post-production support of the Leclerc main battle tank (SSPP XL) to Nexter Systems. The result of two years of preparation, this innovative contract marks a turning point for the support of the French Army’s 254 Leclerc tanks: it embodies the will of the Ministry of Defence to ensure the long term achievement of operational goals, while controlling support costs, as specified in the White Paper on defense and national security and the reform of the operational maintenance of army equipment. The contract also aims to create a partnership approach between the Army, DGA and Nexter Systems, in which the latter assumes overall responsibility for supporting the inventory, as well as the primary technical authority. This will be achieved in particular by Nexter’s greater involvement in maintenance activities, and by its assuming contractual commitments that contribute directly to achieving the objectives of fleet availability. The implementation of services for the initial phase will begin on 1 January 2010, for an annual amount of 90 million euros, which will be widely distributed within the national industrial base.
01 December 2009

As decided by Hervé Morin, Minister of Defense during the Oct. 12 meeting of the ministerial committee for defense investments (Comité Ministériel des Investissements de Défense, CMI), the French Army’s Central Directorate of Matériel (DCMAT), with the participation of the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA), on November 19 awarded the contract for the post-production support of the Leclerc main battle tank (SSPP XL) to Nexter Systems. The result of two years of preparation, this innovative contract marks a turning point for the support of the French Army’s 254 Leclerc tanks: it embodies the will of the Ministry of Defence to ensure the long term achievement of operational goals, while controlling support costs, as specified in the White Paper on defense and national security and the reform of the operational maintenance of army equipment. The contract also aims to create a partnership approach between the Army, DGA and Nexter Systems, in which the latter assumes overall responsibility for supporting the inventory, as well as the primary technical authority. This will be achieved in particular by Nexter’s greater involvement in maintenance activities, and by its assuming contractual commitments that contribute directly to achieving the objectives of fleet availability. The implementation of services for the initial phase will begin on 1 January 2010, for an annual amount of 90 million euros, which will be widely distributed within the national industrial base.
France French Leclerc main battle tank
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Russia Back Menu
Russia army announces large-scale Vostok-2010 military exercise.

The Russian Armed Forces will conduct large-scale Vostok military exercises in Siberia and the country's Far East in 2010, the Defense Ministry said on 01 December 2009, according to RIA Novosti. The exercises will be part on the annual training cycle in the Russian military, aimed at improving combat readiness and interoperability of the various branches of the Armed Forces. "The main event of the combat training in 2010 will be the Vostok-2010 strategic exercises, which will involve units of the Siberian and the Far Eastern military districts, the Air Force, Airborne troops and the Pacific Fleet," the ministry said in a statement. So far this year, the military has conducted the Caucasus 2009, Zapad 2009 and Ladoga 2009 strategic exercises, and 15 brigade-level and 161 battalion-level drills. Russia holds Vostok strategic command-and-staff exercises every two years. More than 8,000 troops took part in Vostok-2008.
01 December 2009

The Russian Armed Forces will conduct large-scale Vostok military exercises in Siberia and the country's Far East in 2010, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, according to RIA Novosti. The exercises will be part on the annual training cycle in the Russian military, aimed at improving combat readiness and interoperability of the various branches of the Armed Forces. "The main event of the combat training in 2010 will be the Vostok-2010 strategic exercises, which will involve units of the Siberian and the Far Eastern military districts, the Air Force, Airborne troops and the Pacific Fleet," the ministry said in a statement. So far this year, the military has conducted the Caucasus 2009, Zapad 2009 and Ladoga 2009 strategic exercises, and 15 brigade-level and 161 battalion-level drills. Russia holds Vostok strategic command-and-staff exercises every two years. More than 8,000 troops took part in Vostok-2008.
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United States (Oshkosh) Back Menu
Oshkosh is being awarded a contract for the purchase of 155 logistic vehicle system.

Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded a $61,038,188 fixed-price delivery order #0059 under previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-06-D-5028). This delivery order is issued against exercised priced options for the purchase of 155 logistic vehicle system replacement production cargo vehicles. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., and work for this delivery order is expected to be completed by Dec. 30, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
01 December 2009

Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded a $61,038,188 fixed-price delivery order #0059 under previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-06-D-5028). This delivery order is issued against exercised priced options for the purchase of 155 logistic vehicle system replacement production cargo vehicles. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., and work for this delivery order is expected to be completed by Dec. 30, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
United States US Army Oshkosh wheeled logistic vehicle picture

 

 

South Korea Back Menu
The new South Korean armoured infantry fighting vehicle K-21 will be deployed to field sites for operation from the end of this month.

The South Korean K-21, the world’s strongest infantry tracked armoured fighting vehicle developed and produced with Korean technology, will be deployed to field sites for operation from the end of this month. Doosan DST held a ceremony to mark the first shipment of K-21 infantry combat armed vehicles, which have been mass produced for the first time, at its Changwon Plant. The event was attended by more than 100 people, including high-ranking military officers and defense suppliers. The K-21, whose development began in late 1999 in the hope of strengthening the Korean military’s combat capability, entered into mass production this year after the operation, evaluation, and testing of pilot products at field sites. The K-21 has been evaluated as superior to the M2A3 of the U.S. and the BMP-3 of Russia, which are regarded as the world’s strongest combat vehicles in this category, in terms of fire power, the capacity to manage battlefields, and mobility. Doosan DST plans to actively pursue the K-21’s export to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America by banking on its excellent performance and competitive price.
01 December 2009

The South Korean K-21, the world’s strongest infantry tracked armoured fighting vehicle developed and produced with Korean technology, will be deployed to field sites for operation from the end of this month. Doosan DST held a ceremony to mark the first shipment of K-21 infantry combat armed vehicles, which have been mass produced for the first time, at its Changwon Plant. The event was attended by more than 100 people, including high-ranking military officers and defense suppliers. The K-21, whose development began in late 1999 in the hope of strengthening the Korean military’s combat capability, entered into mass production this year after the operation, evaluation, and testing of pilot products at field sites. The K-21 has been evaluated as superior to the M2A3 of the U.S. and the BMP-3 of Russia, which are regarded as the world’s strongest combat vehicles in this category, in terms of fire power, the capacity to manage battlefields, and mobility. Doosan DST plans to actively pursue the K-21’s export to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America by banking on its excellent performance and competitive price.
South Korean Korean K-21 tracked armoured infantry fighting combat vehilce picture

 

 

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The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin requires thirty ballistic missiles for the Russian army in 2010.

The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Poutine required Monday at a meeting of governmental leaders and industry of armament to fill the public order envisaging to deliver to the army into 2010 ballistic missiles and satellites. “In 2010 the armed forces must receive more than 30 ballistic missiles based on ground and at sea, like 11 space units. This objective must be carried out unconditionally”, indicated M. Poutine. The Prime Minister pointed out that the public order of armaments, in rise in 2010, would be assembled to 1.175 billion roubles (27 billion euros).
01 December 2009

The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Poutine required Monday at a meeting of governmental leaders and industry of armament to fill the public order envisaging to deliver to the army into 2010 ballistic missiles and satellites. “In 2010 the armed forces must receive more than 30 ballistic missiles based on ground and at sea, like 11 space units. This objective must be carried out unconditionally”, indicated M. Poutine. The Prime Minister pointed out that the public order of armaments, in rise in 2010, would be assembled to 1.175 billion roubles (27 billion euros).
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Poland could send up to 1,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.

Poland could send up to 1,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to boost its 2,000-strong military contingent in the country, the Polish Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The ministry has received a plan drafted by the Defense Ministry to increase the military contingent in Afghanistan. "There are likely to be less than 1,000 servicemen. A final decision will be announced by Prime Minister Donald Tusk," Piotr Paszkowski said. A total of 15 Polish servicemen have been killed in Afghanistan, and over 100 injured since 2001. The U.S. has 68,000 troops in the country, and other NATO states have 45,000. General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), earlier asked U.S. President Barack Obama to authorize the deployment of up to 40,000 additional troops to fight the Taliban insurgency. The U.S. is also expected ask NATO countries to boost their contingents in Afghanistan, to fill the gap between the 34,000 the Pentagon expects Obama to send, and the 40,000 General McChrystal has requested.
01 December 2009

Poland could send up to 1,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to boost its 2,000-strong military contingent in the country, the Polish Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The ministry has received a plan drafted by the Defense Ministry to increase the military contingent in Afghanistan. "There are likely to be less than 1,000 servicemen. A final decision will be announced by Prime Minister Donald Tusk," Piotr Paszkowski said. A total of 15 Polish servicemen have been killed in Afghanistan, and over 100 injured since 2001. The U.S. has 68,000 troops in the country, and other NATO states have 45,000. General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), earlier asked U.S. President Barack Obama to authorize the deployment of up to 40,000 additional troops to fight the Taliban insurgency. The U.S. is also expected ask NATO countries to boost their contingents in Afghanistan, to fill the gap between the 34,000 the Pentagon expects Obama to send, and the 40,000 General McChrystal has requested.
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Czech Ministry of defence seeks to buy new assault rifles

As the Prague Daily Monitor reported on 29 November 2009, the Czech Defence Ministry launched an open tender for assault rifles with grenade launchers with an estimated value of CZK1.5 billion (€57.4 million / $86.4 million). The newly procured assault rifles are to replace ageing equipment of the Army after Czech Defence Minister Martin Bartak reported to the parliament in October that the military encountered problems with old arms. According to the daily, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) invited for offers to be placed by 18 December 2009 and plans to procure some 8,000 assault rifles along with 400 grenade launchers. Furthermore, the contract will include the purchase of 1,400 telescope sights with night vision adapters and laser pointers as well as spare parts and ammunition. The Czech MoD seeks to replace the ageing Sa vz.58 machine guns that the Army has been using since the 1950s. Thought is very much resembles the AK-47 Kalaschnikow it is a domestic development. However, both arms use the M43 7.62x39mm rounds. So far, press reports have only revealed the name of one arms manufacturer that will participate in the tender. The domestic manufacturer Ceska zbrojovka a.s. will reportedly offer its CZ S 805 which is convertible into a combat gun configuration, configuration of a light sub-machine gun or a light sniping rifle.
01 December 2009

As the Prague Daily Monitor reported on 29 November 2009, the Czech Defence Ministry launched an open tender for assault rifles with grenade launchers with an estimated value of CZK1.5 billion (€57.4 million / $86.4 million). The newly procured assault rifles are to replace ageing equipment of the Army after Czech Defence Minister Martin Bartak reported to the parliament in October that the military encountered problems with old arms. According to the daily, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) invited for offers to be placed by 18 December 2009 and plans to procure some 8,000 assault rifles along with 400 grenade launchers. Furthermore, the contract will include the purchase of 1,400 telescope sights with night vision adapters and laser pointers as well as spare parts and ammunition. The Czech MoD seeks to replace the ageing Sa vz.58 machine guns that the Army has been using since the 1950s. Thought is very much resembles the AK-47 Kalaschnikow it is a domestic development. However, both arms use the M43 7.62x39mm rounds. So far, press reports have only revealed the name of one arms manufacturer that will participate in the tender. The domestic manufacturer Ceska zbrojovka a.s. will reportedly offer its CZ S 805 which is convertible into a combat gun configuration, configuration of a light sub-machine gun or a light sniping rifle. As the Prague Daily Monitor reported on 29 November 2009, the Czech Defence Ministry launched an open tender for assault rifles with grenade launchers with an estimated value of CZK1.5 billion (€57.4 million / $86.4 million). The newly procured assault rifles are to replace ageing equipment of the Army after Czech Defence Minister Martin Bartak reported to the parliament in October that the military encountered problems with old arms. According to the daily, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) invited for offers to be placed by 18 December 2009 and plans to procure some 8,000 assault rifles along with 400 grenade launchers. Furthermore, the contract will include the purchase of 1,400 telescope sights with night vision adapters and laser pointers as well as spare parts and ammunition. The Czech MoD seeks to replace the ageing Sa vz.58 machine guns that the Army has been using since the 1950s. Thought is very much resembles the AK-47 Kalaschnikow it is a domestic development. However, both arms use the M43 7.62x39mm rounds. So far, press reports have only revealed the name of one arms manufacturer that will participate in the tender. The domestic manufacturer Ceska zbrojovka a.s. will reportedly offer its CZ S 805 which is convertible into a combat gun configuration, configuration of a light sub-machine gun or a light sniping rifle.
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