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July 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russia has developed new hybrid-powered silent armoured personnel carrier Krymsk APC 3107133

Russia has developed new hybrid-powered silent armoured personnel carrier Krymsk APC
 

Russia’s Military-Industrial Company has developed and tested the hybrid-powered silent armored personnel carrier Krymsk (APC) that could eventually be remotely operated, a company spokesman said Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

Russia’s Military-Industrial Company has developed and tested the hybrid-powered silent armored personnel carrier Krymsk (APC) that could eventually be remotely operated, a company spokesman said Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 10:45 AM

 

CTA International has completed trials of its 40mm cannon and two of new ammunitions types 3107132

CTA International has completed trials of its 40mm cannon and two of new ammunitions types
 

Anglo-French gun maker CTA International says it has completed trials of its 40mm cannon and the first two of five ammunition types it is developing. The announcements come as CTAI awaits the completion of paperwork by ministry experts in both countries to formally qualify the revolutionary weapon.

Anglo-French gun maker CTA International says it has completed trials of its 40mm cannon and the first two of five ammunition types it is developing. The announcements come as CTAI awaits the completion of paperwork by ministry experts in both countries to formally qualify the revolutionary weapon.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 09:41 AM

 

Successful counter-terror ambushes for the British Special Forces soldiers SAS in Afghanistan 310713

Successful counter-terror ambushes for the British Special Forces soldiers SAS in Afghanistan
 

British Special Forces troops have killed dozens of Taliban fighters in one of their most successful counter-terror ambushes in Afghanistan. The crack SAS team were alerted after an American pilotless drone spotted a convoy of heavily armed Taliban in pick-up trucks heading into Helmand province on Friday.

British Special Forces troops have killed dozens of Taliban fighters in one of their most successful counter-terror ambushes in Afghanistan. The crack SAS team were alerted after an American pilotless drone spotted a convoy of heavily armed Taliban in pick-up trucks heading into Helmand province on Friday.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 08:41 AM

 

Qatar could be equipped with A/N FPS-132 Early Warning Radar EWR from United States 3007136

Qatar could be equipped with A/N FPS-132 Early Warning Radar EWR from United States
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of one (1) A/N FPS-132 Block 5 Early Warning Radar (EWR) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.1 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of one (1) A/N FPS-132 Block 5 Early Warning Radar (EWR) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.1 billion.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 07:11 PM

 

Russia approves a defense collaboration agreement with Spain 3007135

Russia approves a defense collaboration agreement with Spain
 

The Russian government has approved a defense collaboration agreement with Spain, according to a document posted on the government’s website Monday, July 29, 2013.

The Russian government has approved a defense collaboration agreement with Spain, according to a document posted on the government’s website Monday, July 29, 2013.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:30 AM

 

U.S. Army has completed tests JLENS aerostat anti-missile system in real combat scenarios 3007134

U.S. Army has completed tests of the JLENS aerostat anti-missile system in real combat scenarios
 

The U.S. Army completed Early User Testing (EUT) of the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) developed JLENS. During the six-week-long EUT, soldiers tested JLENS' ability to operate in a number of complex scenarios that replicated an operational environment. The soldiers also tested JLENS' endurance by operating the system continually for 20 days.

The U.S. Army completed Early User Testing (EUT) of the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) developed JLENS. During the six-week-long EUT, soldiers tested JLENS' ability to operate in a number of complex scenarios that replicated an operational environment. The soldiers also tested JLENS' endurance by operating the system continually for 20 days.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:23 AM

 

Lockheed Martin completes Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar demonstration 3007132

Lockheed Martin completes Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar demonstration
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully operated its full-scale prototype long-range air surveillance radar during a recent capability demonstration to the U.S. Air Force. The Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) will serve as the principal Air Force long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, and reporting aerial targets.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully operated its full-scale prototype long-range air surveillance radar during a recent capability demonstration to the U.S. Air Force. The Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) will serve as the principal Air Force long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, and reporting aerial targets.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:41 AM

 

Libyan army has taken delivery of 200 HMMWV Humvees from United States 3007131

Libyan army has taken delivery of 200 HMMWV Humvees from United States
 

The Libyan Army has taken delivery of 200 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles, commonly known as Humvees, for use in border patrol and security duties, as the country continues to rebuild and strengthen the armed forces against the backdrop of growing insecurity and the proliferation of militias and transnational jihadist groups.

The Libyan Army has taken delivery of 200 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles, commonly known as Humvees, for use in border patrol and security duties, as the country continues to rebuild and strengthen the armed forces against the backdrop of growing insecurity and the proliferation of militias and transnational jihadist groups.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:03 AM

 

China to send soldiers armoured vehicles to Russia for 20 days joint anti-terrorism exercises 290713

China to send soldiers and armoured vehicles to Russia for 20 days of joint anti-terrorism exercises
 

China on Saturday, July 27, 2013, began to send military personnel and armaments to Russia, where they will join 20-day joint anti-terrorism drills held by both parties. The transfer of Chinese troops for the exercise will be completed by Aug. 2, according to Zhang Yan, deputy commander of the 646 Chinese military personnel participating in the drills.

China on Saturday, July 27, 2013, began to send military personnel and armaments to Russia, where they will join 20-day joint anti-terrorism drills held by both parties. The transfer of Chinese troops for the exercise will be completed by Aug. 2, according to Zhang Yan, deputy commander of the 646 Chinese military personnel participating in the drills.
Monday, July 29, 2013 05:29 AM

 

Egypt Army launches military operation "Desert Storm" against extremists in northern Sinai 2807131

Egypt Army launches military operation "Desert Storm" against extremists in northern Sinai
 

Egypt’s military forces have started a massive operation against armed extremists in northern Sinai Peninsula, reports in the Egyptian media say. The operation dubbed ‘Desert Storm’ was launched by the Egyptian army in North Sinai Governorate on Saturday and will last for 48 hours, Al Ahram newspaper said citing security sources.

Egypt’s military forces have started a massive operation against armed extremists in northern Sinai Peninsula, reports in the Egyptian media say. The operation dubbed ‘Desert Storm’ was launched by the Egyptian army in North Sinai Governorate on Saturday, July 27, 2013, and will last for 48 hours, Al Ahram newspaper said citing security sources.
Sunday, July 28, 2013 01:41 PM

 

SciSys has won contract to work with Lockheed Martin on upgraded Warrior armoured programme 2707131

SciSys has won contract to work with Lockheed Martin on upgraded Warrior armoured programme
 

Specialist West software group SciSys has won a £5.78m contract with defence giant Lockheed Martin UK to work on its programme to upgrade and improve the British Army’s Warrior armoured fighting vehicle fleet under the MoD’s Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP).

Specialist West software group SciSys has won a £5.78m contract with defence giant Lockheed Martin UK to work on its programme to upgrade and improve the British Army’s Warrior armoured fighting vehicle fleet under the MoD’s Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP).
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Saturday, July 27, 2013 11:48 AM

 

Iraq will buy 50 M1135 Stryker NBC reconnaissance armoured vehicles from United States 2607133

Iraq will buy 50 M1135 Stryker NBC reconnaissance armoured vehicles from United States
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 50 M1135 Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 50 M1135 Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 million.
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Friday, July 26, 2013 03:51 PM

 

Ukraine has tested the new light portable anti-tank missile system CORSAR 2607133

Ukraine has tested the new light portable anti-tank missile system CORSAR
 

Ukraine has tested a new Corsar light portable antitank missile system and plans to complete development work on it by the end of 2013, the missile designer said Thursday, July 25, 2013.

Ukraine has tested a new Corsar light portable antitank missile system and plans to complete development work on it by the end of 2013, the missile designer said Thursday, July 25, 2013.
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Friday, July 26, 2013 11:50 AM

 

Oshkosh Defense will respond to the Medium Support Vehicle MSVS of Canadian Army 2607131

Oshkosh Defense will respond to the Medium Support Vehicle MSVS of Canadian Army
 

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), reconfirmed its support for Canadian tactical vehicle modernization programmes by announcing its intent to respond to the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) request for proposal.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), reconfirmed its support for Canadian tactical vehicle modernization programmes by announcing its intent to respond to the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) request for proposal.
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Friday, July 26, 2013 11:05 AM

 

Venezuela has showed for the first time its new 6x6 modernized armoured vehicle Urutu EE-11 2507133

Venezuela has showed for the first time its new 6x6 modernized armoured vehicle Urutu EE-11
 

Venezuela has launched a modernization program for its Brazilian manufacturing 6x6 armoured vehicle personnel carrier EE-11 Urutu. The first prototype was showed in February 2013 to the military authorities of the country, and the July 24, 2013, the vehicle was presented to the public during the Navy Day of the Venezuela.

Venezuela has launched a modernization program for its Brazilian manufacturing 6x6 armoured vehicle personnel carrier EE-11 Urutu. The first prototype was showed in February 2013 to the military authorities of the country, and the July 24, 2013, the vehicle was presented to the public during the Navy Day of the Venezuela.
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Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:55 AM

 

Colombian army could buy the new Israeli-made 4x4 light tactical vehicle Zibar Mk2 2507132

Colombian army could buy the new Israeli-made 4x4 light tactical vehicle Zibar Mk2
 

Colombian army and Marine Corps have shown interest for the new Israeli-made 4x4 light tactical vehicle Zibar Mk2. The Basic ZIBAR MK2 is a unique tactical automotive platform adapted to harsh environmental conditions designed and manufactured by the Israeli Company Ido.

Colombian army and Marine Corps have shown interest for the new Israeli-made 4x4 light tactical vehicle Zibar Mk2. The Basic ZIBAR MK2 is a unique tactical automotive platform adapted to harsh environmental conditions designed and manufactured by the Israeli Company Ido.
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Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:50 AM

 

United Arab Emirates has ordered 17 anti-aircraft radars GM 200 from French Company Thales 2507131

United Arab Emirates has ordered 17 anti-aircraft radars GM 200 from French Company Thales
 

The United Arab Emirates has ordered 17 anti-aircraft radar systems GM 200 from French firm Thales for around 300 million euros ($397 million), France's defence ministry said on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

The United Arab Emirates has ordered 17 anti-aircraft radar systems GM 200 from French firm Thales for around 300 million euros ($397 million), France's defence ministry said on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
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Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:13 AM

 

Russian President will visit Tehran next month to discuss delivery Antey-2500 missile system 2407133

Russian President will visit Tehran next month to discuss the delivery of Antey-2500 missile system
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Tehran next month, according to a newspaper report. Among other things he is to discuss with Iran’s new president is a possible deal to supply advanced antiballistic missiles Antey-2500 (S-300VM) to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Tehran next month, according to a newspaper report. Among other things he is to discuss with Iran’s new president is a possible deal to supply advanced antiballistic missiles Antey-2500 (S-300VM) to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 04:57 PM

 

Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy new amphibious tracked armoured vehicle PTS-4 in 2014 2407132

Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy the new amphibious tracked armoured vehicle PTS-4 in 2014
 

The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to include a new amphibious tracked transporter PTS-4 in defense procurement for 2014, RIA Novosti reported. How many vehicles can be purchased in the coming year and the budget which will be used for this project, is not specified.

The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to include a new amphibious tracked transporter PTS-4 in defense procurement for 2014, RIA Novosti reported. How many vehicles can be purchased in the coming year and the budget which will be used for this project, is not specified.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 10:48 AM

 

Vietnam and Singapore will continue to strengthen military cooperation 2407131

Vietnam and Singapore will continue to strengthen military cooperation
 

Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Vietnam People's Army met with the visiting Director for Policy of Singaporean Ministry of Defense, Brigadier General Cheng Siak Kian here on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Vietnam People's Army met with the visiting Director for Policy of Singaporean Ministry of Defense, Brigadier General Cheng Siak Kian here on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 09:29 AM

 

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles contract to supply logistic vehicles to Australian Army 2307133

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles contract to supply logistic vehicles to Australian Army
 

The Australian Defence Force has contracted with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) of Germany, a joint venture company of Rheinmetall AG and MAN Truck & Bus AG, to supply it with an extensive fleet of advanced logistical vehicles.

The Australian Defence Force has contracted with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) of Germany, a joint venture company of Rheinmetall AG and MAN Truck & Bus AG, to supply it with an extensive fleet of advanced logistical vehicles.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:55 AM

 

Diehl Defence successfully test fire of VULCANO Guided Ammunition at a range of 33 km 2307132

Diehl Defence successfully test fire of VULCANO Guided Ammunition at a range of 33 km
 

On July 12, 2013, at Alkanptan firing range in South Africa, a week of extensive test firings was completed demonstrating the precision and terminal accuracy of the VULCANO Guided Ammunition with a direct hit against a target at a range of 33 km. The ammunition was fired by a Self-Propelled Howitzer PzH 2000.

On July 12, 2013, at Alkanptan firing range in South Africa, a week of extensive test firings was completed demonstrating the precision and terminal accuracy of the VULCANO Guided Ammunition with a direct hit against a target at a range of 33 km. The ammunition was fired by a Self-Propelled Howitzer PzH 2000.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:40 AM

 

United States offers five military options to control the conflict in Syria 2307132

United States offers five military options to control the conflict in Syria
 

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman of U.S. Armed Forces Gen Martin Dempsey offered five military options to control the conflict in Syria, including limited strikes and establishing a no-fly zone. But he said using force in Syria would be "no less than an act of war" and could cost the US billions of dollars.

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman of U.S. Armed Forces Gen Martin Dempsey offered five military options to control the conflict in Syria, including limited strikes and establishing a no-fly zone. But he said using force in Syria would be "no less than an act of war" and could cost the US billions of dollars.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:16 AM

 

Turkish army needs more MRAP vehicles and 184 new tracked armoured personnel carrier 2207134

Turkish army needs more MRAP vehicles and 184 new tracked armoured personnel carrier
 

Turkey will buy scores of armored vehicles and weapon carriers under two contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars, officials said. In the first deal, Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said on July 3 that Turkey would look for a new supplier for the 175 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles a local company failed to deliver.

Turkey will buy scores of armored vehicles and weapon carriers under two contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars, officials said. In the first deal, Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said on July 3 that Turkey would look for a new supplier for the 175 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles a local company failed to deliver.

Monday, July 22, 2013 04:30 PM

 

British government stop the export of military equipment and armament to Egypt 2207131

British government stop the export of military equipment and armament to Egypt
 

The British government has halted the export of arms to Egypt over fears of military forces using excessive force in dealing with protesters. Britain revoked eight export licenses for defense equipment bound for Egypt, The Guardian reported.

The British government has halted the export of arms to Egypt over fears of military forces using excessive force in dealing with protesters. Britain revoked eight export licenses for defense equipment bound for Egypt, The Guardian reported.
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Monday, July 22, 2013 03:37 PM

 

Iran has unveiled a new tank transporter Sayyad designed and manufactured by Iranian Army 2207132

Iran has unveiled a new tank transporter Sayyad designed and manufactured by Iranian Army
 

Iran has unveiled a new tank transporter named "Sayyad" designed and manufactured by the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces at a ceremony attended by Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.

Iran has unveiled a new tank transporter named "Sayyad" designed and manufactured by the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces at a ceremony attended by Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.
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Monday, July 22, 2013 11:44 AM

 

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