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August 2011 Army - Military - Defence Industry News
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Oshkosh Defense delivered the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle for Canadian TAPV program 3008111

Oshkosh Defense delivered the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle for Canadian TAPV program
 

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today delivered the Oshkosh Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle to Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland where the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) will conduct mobility, survivability and weapons testing.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today delivered the Oshkosh Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle to Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland where the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) will conduct mobility, survivability and weapons testing.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 10:37 AM

 

Iran started mass-production of new anti-armor 73 mm rockets 2908113

Iran started mass-production of new anti-armor 73 mm rockets
 

The Iranian Defense Ministry started mass-production of 73-mm anti-armor rockets capable of piercing and destroying armored vehicles from a 1,300-meter distance.

The Iranian Defense Ministry started mass-production of 73-mm anti-armor rockets capable of piercing and destroying armored vehicles from a 1,300-meter distance.
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Monday, August 29, 2011, 01:53 PM

 

SMES Defence Security Exhibition Middle East featuring latest military security technology 2908112

SMES Defence & Security Exhibition Middle East featuring latest military and security technology
 

SMES 2011, International Defence and Security exhibition of Middle East featuring the latest military- and security-related technology and equipment will take place in November in Beirut, Interior Minister Marwan Charbel announced Thursday, August 25, 2011. Army Recognition will be the official online show news daily for SMES 2011.

SMES 2011, International Defence and Security exhibition of Middle East featuring the latest military- and security-related technology and equipment will take place in November in Beirut, Interior Minister Marwan Charbel announced Thursday, August 25, 2011. Army Recognition will be the official online show news daily for SMES 2011.
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Monday, August 29, 2011, 12:15 AM

 

Libyan rebels ready to make the last battle for Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte 2908111

Libyan rebels ready to make the last battle for Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte
 

Libyan anti-Gadhafi forces are drawing closer to Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte, as they continue to search for the embattled leader after seizing control of the country's capital.

Libyan anti-Gadhafi forces are drawing closer to Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte, as they continue to search for the embattled leader after seizing control of the country's capital.
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Monday, August 29, 2011, 11:54 AM

 

Russia is ready to loan Venezuela $4 billion on purchase of military equipment 2708112

Russia is ready to loan Venezuela $4 billion on purchase of military equipment
 

Moscow is ready to loan Venezuela $4 billion on purchases of military equipment, Russia's Kommersant newspaper said on Friday citing a diplomatic source. "Russia is ready to loan money to Venezuela," the source said. "Considering the current election campaign in the country, this loan would mean the opportunity to support our key ally in the region."

Moscow is ready to loan Venezuela $4 billion on purchases of military equipment, Russia's Kommersant newspaper said on Friday citing a diplomatic source. "Russia is ready to loan money to Venezuela," the source said. "Considering the current election campaign in the country, this loan would mean the opportunity to support our key ally in the region."
Saturday, August 27, 2011, 11:34 AM

 

Some Ukrainian mercenaries were captured during a battle for a Tripoli district 2708111

Some Ukrainian mercenaries were captured during a battle for a Tripoli district
 

Libyan rebels said on Friday they had captured a group of Ukrainian nationals during a battle for a Tripoli district controlled by forces loyal to Col. Muammar Gaddafi, a report questioned by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

Libyan rebels said on Friday they had captured a group of Ukrainian nationals during a battle for a Tripoli district controlled by forces loyal to Col. Muammar Gaddafi, a report questioned by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
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Saturday, August 27, 2011, 09:56 AM

 

Israeli Army (IDF) unveils new all-terrain vehicle The Sufa 3 2608111

Israeli Army (IDF) unveils new all-terrain vehicle, The Sufa 3
 

According to the Israeli Army (IDF) procurement plan, 500 of the new Sufa 3 jeeps will be acquired. The vehicle, which was jointly developed by the IDF, the American Chrysler corporation and the Nazareth vehicle industrial plant, will in the next two years replace the Sufa 1 and Sufa 2 all-terrain vehicles currently used by the IDF.

According to the Israeli Army (IDF) procurement plan, 500 of the new Sufa 3 jeeps will be acquired. The vehicle, which was jointly developed by the IDF, the American Chrysler corporation and the Nazareth vehicle industrial plant, will in the next two years replace the Sufa 1 and Sufa 2 all-terrain vehicles currently used by the IDF.
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Friday, August 26, 2011 11:29 AM

 

British and French special forces with Libya rebels

British and French special forces with Libya rebels
 

According to AFP British and French special forces have been working with Libyan rebels on the eastern front, where the insurgents scored strategic blows against Moamer Kadhafi's forces. An AFP journalist spotted these undercover soldiers on Thursday.

According to AFP British and French special forces have been working with Libyan rebels on the eastern front, where the insurgents scored strategic blows against Moamer Kadhafi's forces. An AFP journalist spotted these undercover soldiers on Thursday.
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Thursday , August 25, 2011 9:39 PM

 

Iran is hoping that international court will rule in favor delivery Russian S-300 missile 2508111

Iran is hoping that international court will rule in favor for the delivery of Russian S-300 missile
 

Tehran is hoping that an international court will rule in favor of Iran over the legality of the supplies of Russian S-300 air defense systems under a 2007 contract, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi said on Wednesday.

Tehran is hoping that an international court will rule in favor of Iran over the legality of the supplies of Russian S-300 air defense systems under a 2007 contract, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi said on Wednesday.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011 06:39 PM

 

Sweden/Finland Ministers Ready to send troops to Libya

Sweden/Finland Ministers Ready to send troops to Libya
 

According to Swedish news outlet The Local, Sweden’s prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said in an interview that he is ready to discuss the possibility of sending Swedish troops to Libya to help guarantee the country's security.

According to Swedish news outlet The Local, Sweden’s prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said in an interview that he is ready to discuss the possibility of sending Swedish troops to Libya to help guarantee the country's security.
Finland Foreign Minister made a similar statement.
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Wednesday , August 24, 2011 10:39 PM

 

Battle of Tripoli is not finished and Scud missile was launched by Gaddafi forces from Sirte 2308111

The battle of Tripoli is not finished and Scud missile was launched by Gaddafi forces from Sirte
 

The fighting continue in the city of Tripoli, the Libyan rebels had announced the victory a little too early. The forces of Colonel Kadhafi would have left coming the rebels inside in the city before encircling them.

The fighting continue in the city of Tripoli, the Libyan rebels had announced the victory a little too early. The forces of Colonel Kadhafi would have left coming the rebels inside in the city before encircling them.
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Tuesday , August 23, 2011 08:39 AM

 

Two more additional Iron Dome air defence system batteries Israeli Army in next few weeks 2208112

Two more additional Iron Dome air defence system batteries for Israeli Army in the next few weeks
 

Defense Minister Ehud Barak visited the Iron Dome battery and its operators today, Sunday (August 21). The battery successfully intercepted around ten rockets launched at Israeli territory by terrorists. Defense Minister Barak mentioned that Israel has two operational Iron Dome batteries, and that two additional batteries will be added in the next few weeks.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak visited the Iron Dome battery and its operators today, Sunday (August 21). The battery successfully intercepted around ten rockets launched at Israeli territory by terrorists. Defense Minister Barak mentioned that Israel has two operational Iron Dome batteries, and that two additional batteries will be added in the next few weeks.
Monday, August 22, 2011 12:08 AM

 

More than 80% of the city of Tripoli is under the control of Libyans rebels 2208111

More than 80% of the city of Tripoli is under the control of Libyans rebels
 

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi may still be in Tripoli as fierce fighting continues around his residence in the country’s capital, media reports said on Monday, August 22, 2011. Six months after a ragtag group of poorly trained rebels set out to topple the Libyan regime, the fighters appeared Monday to be on the brink of ending Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule.

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi may still be in Tripoli as fierce fighting continues around his residence in the country’s capital, media reports said on Monday, August 22, 2011. Six months after a ragtag group of poorly trained rebels set out to topple the Libyan regime, the fighters appeared Monday to be on the brink of ending Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule.
Monday, August 22, 2011 11:04 AM

 

The Libyan rebels announced the beginning of the Tripoli battle libya conflict 2108111

The Libyan rebels announced the beginning of the Tripoli battle
 

Libyan rebels say they have launched an attack on Tripoli, piling more pressure onto Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Gunfire and explosions could be heard in the capital on Saturday night,August 21, as the opposition moved closer.

Libyan rebels say they have launched an attack on Tripoli, piling more pressure onto Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Gunfire and explosions could be heard in the capital on Saturday night,August 21, as the opposition moved closer.
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Sunday, August 21, 2011 11:59 AM

 

Israeli Army Iron Dome air defence missile system intercepted Grad rockets fired from Gaza 2008112

Israeli Army (IDF) Iron Dome air defence missile system intercepted Grad rockets fired from Gaza
 

The Israeli Army Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted a Grad rocket fired from Gaza at Ashkelon Friday evening, at around 10 pm, after two Qassam rockets exploded in Eshkol Regional Council.

The Israeli Army Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted a Grad rocket fired from Gaza at Ashkelon Friday evening, at around 10 pm, after two Qassam rockets exploded in Eshkol Regional Council.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011 01:31 PM

 

General Dynamics awarded Army Ground Combat Vehicle $440 million development contract 2008111

General Dynamics awarded Army Ground Combat Vehicle $440 million development contract
 

A team led by General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) that includes Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Tognum America, Inc., was awarded a $439.7 million contract for the Technology Development (TD) phase of the U.S. Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) program.

A team led by General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) that includes Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Tognum America, Inc., was awarded a $439.7 million contract for the Technology Development (TD) phase of the U.S. Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) program.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011 11:05 AM

 

Iraq has the most capable counterinsurgency force in the Middle East and Central Asia 1908113

Iraq has the most capable counterinsurgency force in the Middle East and Central Asia
 

Iraq has the most capable counterinsurgency force in the Middle East and Central Asia, but its military still has a long way to go to defend the Iraqi people, a spokesman for U.S. Forces Iraq said here today. Iraq has a very capable army and growing air force and navy capabilities, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan said in an interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service.

Iraq has the most capable counterinsurgency force in the Middle East and Central Asia, but its military still has a long way to go to defend the Iraqi people, a spokesman for U.S. Forces Iraq said here today. Iraq has a very capable army and growing air force and navy capabilities, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan said in an interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service.
Friday, August 19, 2011 11:10 AM

 

Rebel forces took the control of the oil city of Zawiya 50 kilometers west capital Tripoli 1908111

Rebel forces took the control of the oil city of Zawiya 50 kilometers west of the capital Tripoli
 

Libyan forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi are reported to have abandoned a coastal oil refinery in Zawiya, just 50km (30 miles) west of Tripoli. Rebel forces are said to be in control of the area.

Libyan forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi are reported to have abandoned a coastal oil refinery in Zawiya, just 50km (30 miles) west of Tripoli. Rebel forces are said to be in control of the area.
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Friday, August 19, 2011 10:03 AM

 

BAE Systems launch new mine protected vehicle Casspir Mk 6 armoured personnel carrier 1808112

BAE Systems launch new mine protected vehicle Casspir Mk 6 armoured personnel carrier
 

BAE Systems is releasing details of the latest addition to its proven mine protected vehicle range, the Casspir Mk6 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC). The Casspir Mk6 evolved from the reliable and renowned Casspir heritage. The latest development also incorporates experience from the battle proven RG31 (over 2400 in service) to ensure a superior and affordable APC.

BAE Systems is releasing details of the latest addition to its proven mine protected vehicle range, the Casspir Mk6 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC). The Casspir Mk6 evolved from the reliable and renowned Casspir heritage. The latest development also incorporates experience from the battle proven RG31 (over 2400 in service) to ensure a superior and affordable APC.
Thursday, August 18, 2011 05:58 PM

 

BAE Systems Iveco Defence Vehicles Finalize Teaming Agreement Marine Corps Personnel Carrier 1808111

BAE Systems - Iveco Defence Vehicles Finalize Teaming Agreement Marine Corps Personnel Carrier
 

BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles today announced their official teaming relationship, which followed the licensing agreement announced last June, for the pursuit of the U.S. Marine Corps Personnel Carrier (MPC) program. The companies have signed both a Teaming Agreement and Technology Cross Licensing Agreement (TCLA).

BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles today announced their official teaming relationship, which followed the licensing agreement announced last June, for the pursuit of the U.S. Marine Corps Personnel Carrier (MPC) program. The companies have signed both a Teaming Agreement and Technology Cross Licensing Agreement (TCLA).
Thursday, August 18, 2011 04:55 PM

 

new anti-tank guided missile Kornet-EM is presented at Moscow air Show MAKS-2011 1708111

The new anti-tank guided missile Kornet-EM is presented at Moscow air Show MAKS-2011
 

The new ultramodern anti-tank guided missile system Kornet-EM is presented at the International Aviation and Space salon of Moscow, MAKS 2011.

The new ultramodern anti-tank guided missile system Kornet-EM is presented at the International Aviation and Space salon of Moscow, MAKS 2011.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 04:15 PM

 

General Dynamics Awarded $42 Million for Saudi Tank Work to M1A2S conversion 1608112

General Dynamics Awarded $42 Million Saudi Tank Work to M1A2S conversion
 
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded two contracts with a combined value of $42.4 million for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s tank program M1A2S Abrams.

General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded two contracts with a combined value of $42.4 million for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s tank program M1A2S Abrams.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:57 AM

 

Gaddafi forces have fired Scud ballistic missile for first time after six months conflict 1608111

Gaddafi forces have fired a Scud ballistic missile for the first time after six months of conflict.
 
Military forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi have fired a Scud missile for the first time in the country's six-month conflict, US defence officials say.

Military forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi have fired a Scud missile for the first time in the country's six-month conflict, US defence officials say.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 09:06 AM

 

Oshkosh Defense presents the TerraMax UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle at AUVSI 2011 1508111

Oshkosh Defense presents the TerraMax UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle at AUVSI 2011
 
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will present its TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) technology at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2011, hosted August 16-19 in Washington, D.C.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will present its TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) technology at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2011, hosted August 16-19 in Washington, D.C.
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Monday, August 15, 2011 04:51 PM

 

Large military operation for the Egyptian army against armed extremists in the North Sinai 1408111

Large military operation for the Egyptian army against armed extremists in the North Sinai
 
The military command of the Egyptian army has sent some 1,000 soldiers to the North Sinai for a large-scale operation against armed extremists in the North Sinai province, Egypt's media reported on Sunday, July 14, 2011.

The military command of the Egyptian army has sent some 1,000 soldiers to the North Sinai for a large-scale operation against armed extremists in the North Sinai province, Egypt's media reported on Sunday, July 14, 2011.
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Sunday, August 14, 2011 12:01 AM

 

Indian army tested successfully firing advanced version BrahMos supersonic cruise missile 1308111

Indian army tested successfully firing of an advanced version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
 
An advanced version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired by the Army at the Chandan area of Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer at 1035 hours on Friday, July 12, 2011, a source in the Indian Defense Ministry said.

An advanced version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired by the Army at the Chandan area of Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer at 1035 hours on Friday, July 12, 2011, a source in the Indian Defense Ministry said.
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Saturday, August 13, 2011 08:44 PM

 

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