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Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news July 2012
 
 
 
 

Bulgarian Army would like to create first reconnaissance drone unit to join AGS NATO program 3107122

Bulgarian Army would like to create first reconnaissance drone unit to join AGS NATO program
 

The Bulgarian Army would form its first reconnaissance drone unit next year, and would use it in NATO operations worldwide, Defence Minister Anyu Angelov said here on Friday, July 27, 2012.

The Bulgarian Army would form its first reconnaissance drone unit next year, and would use it in NATO operations worldwide, Defence Minister Anyu Angelov said here on Friday, July 27, 2012.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 08:36 AM

 

Turkey continues to send more troops and armoured vehicles to its border with Syria 3007127

Turkey continues to send more troops and armoured vehicles to its border with Syria
 

Turkey sent more troops, tanks and other military equipment on Monday, July 30, 2012, to its border with Syria as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces hit Syrian second largest city Aleppo in air and land attacks, Turkish semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

Turkey sent more troops, tanks and other military equipment on Monday, July 30, 2012, to its border with Syria as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces hit Syrian second largest city Aleppo in air and land attacks, Turkish semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.
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Monday, July 30, 2012, 04:51 PM

 

Tawazun United Arab Emirates signs a joint venture to manufacture Nimr vehicles in Algeria 3007126

Tawazun from United Arab Emirates signs a joint venture to manufacture Nimr vehicles in Algeria
 

Tawazun Holding from United Arab Emirtaes, the steadily growing manufacturer which is helping to build the industrial backbone of the UAE, has expanded its presence in the African defense market by inking of a joint venture with Algeria to manufacture the NIMR combat vehicle in Algeria.

Tawazun Holding from United Arab Emirates, the steadily growing manufacturer which is helping to build the industrial backbone of the UAE, has expanded its presence in the African defense market by inking of a joint venture with Algeria to manufacture the NIMR combat vehicle in Algeria.

Monday, July 30, 2012, 12:56 AM

 

Czech Ministry of Defence plans to buy more small arms before 2014 as the CZ 805 BREN 3007125

Czech Ministry of Defence plans to buy more small arms before 2014 as the CZ 805 BREN
 

Czech Ministry of Defence plans to buy approximately 10 thousand CZ 805 BREN attack rifles, 7 thousand CZ 75 PHANTOM pistols and 500 CZ SCORPION sub-machine guns during next several years. According to Colonel Pavel Bulant, Director of the Armaments Division of MoD, this quantity should cover needs of all elements of Czech armed forces.

Czech Ministry of Defence plans to buy approximately 10 thousand CZ 805 BREN attack rifles, 7 thousand CZ 75 PHANTOM pistols and 500 CZ SCORPION sub-machine guns during next several years. According to Colonel Pavel Bulant, Director of the Armaments Division of MoD, this quantity should cover needs of all elements of Czech armed forces.
Monday, July 30, 2012, 12:35 AM

 

Turkey will spend up to $8 billion in defense purchases in 2016 3007124

Turkey will spend up to $8 billion in defense purchases in 2016
 

Turkey will spend up to $8 billion in defense purchases as its exports will reach $2 billion in 2016, four years from now, according to a major estimation by the procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM).

Turkey will spend up to $8 billion in defense purchases as its exports will reach $2 billion in 2016, four years from now, according to a major estimation by the procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM).
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Monday, July 30, 2012, 10:18 AM

 

India test-fires successfully BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with new subsystems 3007123

India test-fires successfully BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with new subsystems
 

India on Sunday, 29 July, 2012, successfully test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the integrated test range at Chandipur off Odisha coast. The 32nd test-firing was part of the development trials of the missile which has already been inducted into the Army and the Navy.

India on Sunday, 29 July, 2012, successfully test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the integrated test range at Chandipur off Odisha coast. The 32nd test-firing was part of the development trials of the missile which has already been inducted into the Army and the Navy.
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Monday, July 30, 2012, 09:51 AM

 

Israel to deploy two additional Iron Dome defence missile systems early next year 3007121

Israel to deploy two additional Iron Dome defence missile systems early next year
 

The Israel Air Force (IAF) is expected to deploy two additional Iron Dome missile-defense batteries early next year, The Jerusalem Post reported Sunday, July 29, 2012. The new batteries have reportedly been outfitted with upgraded software and radars that will enable interception at extended ranges, and will be operated by reservists, according to the report.

The Israel Air Force (IAF) is expected to deploy two additional Iron Dome missile-defense batteries early next year, The Jerusalem Post reported Sunday, July 29, 2012. The new batteries have reportedly been outfitted with upgraded software and radars that will enable interception at extended ranges, and will be operated by reservists, according to the report.
Monday, July 30, 2012, 08:49 AM

 

Possible sale from United States for government Iraq for AN/TPQ-36 FIREFINDER radar systems 2807123

Possible sale from United States for government of Iraq for AN/TPQ-36 FIREFINDER radar systems
 

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Iraq for 12 FIREFINDER Radars and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $428 million.

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Iraq for 12 FIREFINDER Radars and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $428 million.
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Saturday, July 28, 2012, 10:22 AM

 

Kuwait ordered 60 PATRIOT Advanced Capability PAC-3 Surface-to-Air Missile to United States 2807122

Kuwait ordered 60 PATRIOT Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Surface-to-Air Missile to United States
 

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for 60 PATRIOT Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $4.2 billion.

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for 60 PATRIOT Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $4.2 billion.
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Saturday, July 28, 2012, 09:58 AM

 

United States give $ 70 million to Israel for production of Iron Dome rocket defense system 2807121

United States give $ 70 million to Israel for the production of Iron Dome rocket defense system
 

United States President Barack Obama on Friday, July 27, 2012, signed a piece of legislation that gives Israel 70 million dollars for its "Iron Dome" rocket defense system, one day before his Republican rival in the 2012 presidential election Mitt Romney is scheduled to visit that country.

United States President Barack Obama on Friday, July 27, 2012, signed a piece of legislation that gives Israel 70 million dollars for its "Iron Dome" rocket defense system, one day before his Republican rival in the 2012 presidential election Mitt Romney is scheduled to visit that country.
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Saturday, July 28, 2012, 07:46 AM

 

Renault Trucks Defense to acquire French manufacturer of light armoured vehicles Panhard 2707121

Renault Trucks Defense to acquire French manufacturer of light armoured vehicles Panhard
 

Renault Trucks Defense, which is included in the Volvo Group’s Governmental Sales business area, is to acquire the French automotive manufacturer Panhard. The transaction is expected to be finalized during the fourth quarter of 2012. For implementation, approval is required from the relevant authorities.

Renault Trucks Defense, which is included in the Volvo Group’s Governmental Sales business area, is to acquire the French automotive manufacturer Panhard. The transaction is expected to be finalized during the fourth quarter of 2012. For implementation, approval is required from the relevant authorities.
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Friday, July 27, 2012, 01:02 PM

 

New individual field personal combat equipment for Chinese army PLA soldiers 2607123

New individual field personal combat equipment for Chinese army PLA soldiers
 

The new individual comprehensive support system developed by the Quartermaster and Equipment Research Institute under the General Logistics Department (GLD) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).

The new individual comprehensive support system developed by the Quartermaster and Equipment Research Institute under the General Logistics Department (GLD) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).
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Thursday, July 26, 2012, 12:23 AM

 

Colt Defense contract for the U.S. Marine Corps with its new pistol M1911A1 Rail Guns 2607122

Colt Defense contract for the U.S. Marine Corps with its new pistol M1911A1 Rail Guns
 

Colt Defense LLC has been awarded an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity contract by the U.S. Marine Corps for up to 12,000 M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols (CQBP), plus spares and logistical support. The new CQBP is a direct descendant of the iconic Colt M1911 adopted by the U.S. military in 1911 and carried as the primary sidearm through all the major conflicts of the 20th century.

Colt Defense LLC has been awarded an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity contract by the U.S. Marine Corps for up to 12,000 M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols (CQBP), plus spares and logistical support. The new CQBP is a direct descendant of the iconic Colt M1911 adopted by the U.S. military in 1911 and carried as the primary sidearm through all the major conflicts of the 20th century.
Thursday, July 26, 2012, 09:10 AM

 

Thailand will receive soon another batch of 48 Ukrainian BTR-3E1 armoured personnel carrier 2507126

Thailand will receive soon another batch of 48 Ukrainian BTR-3E1 armoured personnel carrier
 

Thailand will receive soon another batch of 48 Ukrainian wheeled armoured personnel carriers BTR-3E1 purchased under contracts from 2006-2011. Information from the Russian Press agency Lenta.

Thailand will receive soon another batch of 48 Ukrainian wheeled armoured personnel carriers BTR-3E1 purchased under contracts from 2006-2011. Information from the Russian Press agency Lenta.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 11:56 AM

 

Ukrainian army will be equipped with BTR-4E armoured personnel carrier vehicle 2507125

Ukrainian army will be equipped with BTR-4E armoured personnel carrier vehicle
 

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has added the new light BTR-4E armored personnel carrier to the arsenal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the ministry's press service reported on Tuesday. Ukrainian Defense Minister Dmytro Salamatin signed a respective order on July 24.

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has added the new light BTR-4E armored personnel carrier to the arsenal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the ministry's press service reported on Tuesday. Ukrainian Defense Minister Dmytro Salamatin signed a respective order on July 24.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 10:59 AM

 

Russia discuss on modernization Iskander SS-26 Stone tactical missile production facilities 2507124

Russia discuss on the modernization of Iskander SS-26 Stone tactical missile production facilities
 

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will hold a meeting in Kolomna in the Moscow Region on Monday, July 23, 2012, to discuss modernizing production facilities for Iskander tactical missile launchers, the government’s press office reported on Sunday, July 22, 2012.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will hold a meeting in Kolomna in the Moscow Region on Monday, July 23, 2012, to discuss modernizing production facilities for Iskander tactical missile launchers, the government’s press office reported on Sunday, July 22, 2012.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 10:26 AM

 

Army of North Korea has deployed dozen combat helicopters near sea border with South Korea 2507122

Army of North Korea has deployed dozen of combat helicopters near sea border with South Korea
 

Army of North Korea has placed several dozen combat helicopters near its sea border with South Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, citing South Korean government sources.

Army of North Korea has placed several dozen combat helicopters near its sea border with South Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, citing South Korean government sources.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 10:04 AM

 

Navistar will deliver MXT APC Armoured Personnel Carrier vehicle to Royal Canadian Police 2507121

Navistar will deliver MXT APC Armoured Personnel Carrier vehicle to Royal Canadian Police
 

Navistar Defence Canada, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar Defense, LLC, today announced that it delivered on a USD $14 million contract from the Government of Canada to supply the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with International(r) MXT(tm) Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).

Navistar Defence Canada, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar Defense, LLC, today announced that it delivered on a USD $14 million contract from the Government of Canada to supply the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with International(r) MXT(tm) Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 08:31 AM

 

Syrian army is ready to use Chemical and Biological weapons in case of foreign attack 2307126

Syrian army is ready to use Chemical and Biological weapons in case of foreign attack
 

The Syrian regime threatened Monday, July 23, 20132, to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first ever acknowledgement that it possesses weapons of mass destruction.

The Syrian regime threatened Monday, July 23, 20132, to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first ever acknowledgement that it possesses weapons of mass destruction.
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Monday, July 23, 2012, 04:47 PM

 

Taiwan will be equipped with the new MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System Ray Ting 2000 2307125

Taiwan will be equipped with the new MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System Ray Ting 2000
 

Taiwan is scheduled to take delivery next month of the new powerful multiple-launch rocket system aimed at neutralising former rival China's amphibious landing capabilities, local media reported Sunday, July 22, 2012.

Taiwan is scheduled to take delivery next month of the new powerful multiple-launch rocket system aimed at neutralising former rival China's amphibious landing capabilities, local media reported Sunday, July 22, 2012.
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Monday, July 23, 2012, 04:41 PM

 

Taiwan is considering the purchase of 200 American main battle tanks 2307124

Taiwan is considering the purchase of 200 American main battle tanks
 

Taiwan is considering purchasing tanks used by the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan to update its aging fleet, the defense ministry and media said July 23. Taiwan remains wary of China despite a recent improvement in relations, and military experts say the self-ruled island would deploy tanks in the event of a land invasion by its powerful neighbor.

Taiwan is considering purchasing tanks used by the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan to update its aging fleet, the defense ministry and media said July 23. Taiwan remains wary of China despite a recent improvement in relations, and military experts say the self-ruled island would deploy tanks in the event of a land invasion by its powerful neighbor.
Monday, July 23, 2012, 03:26 PM

 

South African Company EWI2 and China will produce the 8M wheeled mine protected vehicle 2307123

South African Company EWI2 and China will produce the 8M wheeled mine protected vehicle
 

South African company EWI2 has partnered with the China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco) to produce the 8M wheeled mine resistant, ambush protected vehicle. The 8M was unveiled at the China International Exhibition on Police Technologies and Equipment Expo (CIEPE) in Beijing at the beginning of last month.

South African company EWI2 has partnered with the China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco) to produce the 8M wheeled mine resistant, ambush protected vehicle. The 8M was unveiled at the China International Exhibition on Police Technologies and Equipment Expo (CIEPE) in Beijing at the beginning of last month.
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Monday, July 23, 2012, 11:43 AM

 

Lockheed Martin receives $353 Million U.S. Army contract for guided MLRS rockets 2007124

Lockheed Martin receives $353 Million U.S. Army contract for guided MLRS rockets
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $353.2 million U.S. Army follow-on contract for the seventh production lot of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rockets. Designed for destroying targets at ranges up to 70 kilometers, GMLRS is an all-weather, rapidly deployable, long-range rocket that delivers precision strike beyond the range of most conventional weapons.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $353.2 million U.S. Army follow-on contract for the seventh production lot of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rockets. Designed for destroying targets at ranges up to 70 kilometers, GMLRS is an all-weather, rapidly deployable, long-range rocket that delivers precision strike beyond the range of most conventional weapons.
Friday, July 20, 2012, 12:04 AM

 

Lockheed Martin receives $68.9 million contract for PAC-3 MSE missile Patriot production 2007123

Lockheed Martin receives $68.9 million contract for PAC-3 MSE missile Patriot production
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $68.9 million contract to prepare the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile production line for the introduction of the Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) version of the combat-proven PAC-3 Missile.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $68.9 million contract to prepare the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile production line for the introduction of the Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) version of the combat-proven PAC-3 Missile.
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Friday, July 20, 2012, 11:40 AM

 

Israel is afraid Syrian arsenal's which could include missile chemical weapons for Hezbollah 2007122

Israel is afraid of Syrian arsenal's which could include missile and chemical weapons for Hezbolla
 

Tel Aviv is concerned that the Lebanese Hezbollah movement will try to get hold of Syrian army arsenals, including missiles and chemical weapons, Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Thursday, July 19, 2012.

Tel Aviv is concerned that the Lebanese Hezbollah movement will try to get hold of Syrian army arsenals, including missiles and chemical weapons, Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Thursday, July 19, 2012.
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Friday, July 20, 2012, 10:11 AM

 

United Arab Emirates orders 750 M-ATV MRAP All-Terrain combat vehicles from Oshkosh 1907123

United Arab Emirates orders 750 M-ATV MRAP All-Terrain combat vehicles from Oshkosh
 

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) announced today that the Company's Defense segment has been awarded a contract to provide the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces with 750 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles.

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) announced today that the Company's Defense segment has been awarded a contract to provide the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces with 750 M-ATV Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012, 03:12 PM

 

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