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Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news June 2012
 
 
 
 

China and United States are ready to forge a new type of military ties 2906123

China and United States are ready to forge a new type of military ties
 

Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met here on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, with Samuel Locklear, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, vowing to forge a new type of military ties. China-United States relations have kept moving forward in the past 40 years despite ups and downs, said Liang, noting that the main reason has been the broad common interests shared by the two sides.

Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met here on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, with Samuel Locklear, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, vowing to forge a new type of military ties. China-United States relations have kept moving forward in the past 40 years despite ups and downs, said Liang, noting that the main reason has been the broad common interests shared by the two sides.
Friday, June 29, 2012, 05:44 AM

 

Turkish army starts deployment of rocket launcher anti-aircraft guns along border Syria 2906122

Turkish army starts deployment of rocket launcher and anti-aircraft guns along border with Syria
 

Turkey started deploying rocket launchers and anti-aircraft guns along its border with Syria after its fighter jet was shot down by its neighbor last week, according to local media on Thursday, June 28, 2012.

Turkey started deploying rocket launchers and anti-aircraft guns along its border with Syria after its fighter jet was shot down by its neighbor last week, according to local media on Thursday, June 28, 2012.
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Friday, June 29, 2012, 05:25 AM

 

South Korea signs first military accord with Japan since colonial occupation of Korean peninsul 2906

South Korea signs first military accord with Japan since colonial occupation of the Korean peninsul
 

South Korea's foreign ministry said Thursday it will press ahead with a controversial decision to sign its first military accord with Japan since its colonial occupation of the Korean peninsula.

South Korea's foreign ministry said Thursday it will press ahead with a controversial decision to sign its first military accord with Japan since its colonial occupation of the Korean peninsula.
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Friday, June 29, 2012, 04:51 AM

 

Lockheed Martin awarded contract for MLRS M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System cab upgrades 2606122

Lockheed Martin awarded contract for MLRS M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System cab upgrades
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $27.1 million contract from the U.S. Army for the first phase of a three-year development program that will increase crew protection and update the Army’s fleet of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270A1 mobile rocket launchers.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $27.1 million contract from the U.S. Army for the first phase of a three-year development program that will increase crew protection and update the Army’s fleet of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270A1 mobile rocket launchers.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 20:40 PM

 

Heavy fights between Syrian armed forces and free Syrian army around the capital Damascus 2606121

Heavy fights between Syrian armed forces and free Syrian army around the capital Damascus
 

Clashes erupted overnight Monday, June 25, 2012, and after daybreak Tuesday in Damascus' suburbs of Hameh and Qudsaiah between the Syrian troops and armed rebels. The clashes rattled the capital in one of the worst clashes so far around Damascus in the 16-month unrest, keeping most residents awake due to all the explosions and gunshots.

Clashes erupted overnight Monday, June 25, 2012, and after daybreak Tuesday in Damascus' suburbs of Hameh and Qudsaiah between the Syrian troops and armed rebels. The clashes rattled the capital in one of the worst clashes so far around Damascus in the 16-month unrest, keeping most residents awake due to all the explosions and gunshots.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 11:39 AM

 

Turkey considers that the downing of its fighter aircraft by Syria as an act of aggression 2506123

Turkey considers that the downing of its fighter aircraft by Syria as an act of aggression
 

A Turkish F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft was shot down by Syrian armed forces, Sunday, June 24, 2012. Syria insists the Turkish jet was inside its airspace when it was fired on after Syrian military failed to indentify it.

A Turkish F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft was shot down by Syrian armed forces, Sunday, June 24, 2012. Syria insists the Turkish jet was inside its airspace when it was fired on after Syrian military failed to indentify it.
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Monday, June 25, 2012, 11:24 AM

 

German Company IDB member of the Textron TAPV program winning team for Canadian army 2506122

German Company IDB member of the Textron TAPV program winning team for Canadian army
 

The IBD Group of Germany is proud to be member of the Textron team which is the winner of the Canadian TAPV (Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle) program.

The IBD Group of Germany is proud to be member of the Textron team which is the winner of the Canadian TAPV (Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle) program.
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Monday, June 25, 2012, 10:37 AM

 

BAE Systems will upgrade build CV90 armoured infantry fignting vehicle for Norwegian army 2206123

BAE Systems will upgrade and build CV90 armoured infantry fignting vehicle for Norwegian army
 

BAE Systems will upgrade and build CV90 armoured combat vehicles for the Norwegian Army under a contract worth approximately £500 million ($750 million) awarded by the Norwegian Government.

BAE Systems will upgrade and build CV90 armoured combat vehicles for the Norwegian Army under a contract worth approximately £500 million ($750 million) awarded by the Norwegian Government.
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Friday, June 22, 2012, 10:06 AM

 

Singaporean and Chinese ministers of defense meet to discuss military cooperation 2206122

Singaporean and Chinese ministers of defense meet to discuss military cooperation
 

Liang Guanglie, state councilor and minister of national defense of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), held talks with Ng Eng Hen, the visiting minister for defense of the Republic of Singapore, on the afternoon of June 18, 2012 in Beijing. The two sides exchanged views on such issues as the relations between the two countries and the two militaries, regional security and the South China Sea issue.

Liang Guanglie, state councilor and minister of national defense of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), held talks with Ng Eng Hen, the visiting minister for defense of the Republic of Singapore, on the afternoon of June 18, 2012 in Beijing. The two sides exchanged views on such issues as the relations between the two countries and the two militaries, regional security and the South China Sea issue.
Friday, June 22, 2012, 09:50 AM

 

First defection of MiG-21 Syrian Air Force fighter aircraft pilot 2206121

First defection of MiG-21 Syrian Air Force fighter aircraft pilot
 

A Syrian military pilot of MIG-21 fighter aircraft flew to Jordan and was granted asylum Thursday, June 21, 2012, a day after the United States warned members of the Syrian military they could face international criminal prosecution for attacks on civilians.

A Syrian military pilot of MIG-21 fighter aircraft flew to Jordan and was granted asylum Thursday, June 21, 2012, a day after the United States warned members of the Syrian military they could face international criminal prosecution for attacks on civilians.
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Friday, June 22, 2012, 09:08 AM

 

Morocco has requested a possible enhancement and refurbishment of 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks 2006123

Morocco has requested a possible enhancement and refurbishment of 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks
 

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco for enhancement and refurbishment of 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks and associated parts, equipment, logistical support and training for an estimated cost of $1.015 billion.

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco for enhancement and refurbishment of 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks and associated parts, equipment, logistical support and training for an estimated cost of $1.015 billion.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 11:36 PM

 

Ricardo receives sub-contract for British Foxhound light protected patrol vehicle 2006122

Ricardo receives sub-contract for British Foxhound light protected patrol vehicle
 

It has been announced June 18, 2012, that Ricardo UK Ltd has received a sub-contract from General Dynamics that will see the next tranche of 100 Foxhound vehicles for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) assembled at Ricardo’s special vehicle facility at Shoreham-by-Sea.

It has been announced June 18, 2012, that Ricardo UK Ltd has received a sub-contract from General Dynamics that will see the next tranche of 100 Foxhound vehicles for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) assembled at Ricardo’s special vehicle facility at Shoreham-by-Sea.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 10:00 PM

 

Renault Trucks Defense and ACMAT live demo of their range of vehicles to international press 1906122

Renault Trucks Defense and ACMAT live demo of their range of vehicles to the international press
 

Once again the companies Renault Trucks Defense and ACMAT showed their expertise in the design and manufacture of tactical and combat vehicles at the Defence & Security Exhibition Eurosatory 2012 by presenting to the worldwide military experts more than 40 different types of vehicles. Monday, June 18, 2012, the international press was invited to test vehicles in off-road conditions.

Once again the companies Renault Trucks Defense and ACMAT showed their expertise in the design and manufacture of tactical and combat vehicles at the Defence & Security Exhibition Eurosatory 2012 by presenting to the worldwide military experts more than 40 different types of vehicles. Monday, June 18, 2012, the international press was invited to test vehicles in off-road conditions.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 11:50 PM

 

Rheinmetall to supply the Bundeswehr with cutting-edge Gladius infantry soldier equipment 1906121

Rheinmetall to supply the Bundeswehr with cutting-edge “Gladius” infantry soldier equipment
 

The German Bundeswehr has placed an order with the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group to supply it with state-of-the-art infantry equipment. A contract to this effect has now been signed at the Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) in Koblenz.

The German Bundeswehr has placed an order with the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group to supply it with state-of-the-art infantry equipment. A contract to this effect has now been signed at the Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) in Koblenz.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 07:043 PM

 

General Dynamics submits GMV 1.1 for U.S. Special Operations Ground Mobility Vehicle program 1706123

General Dynamics submits GMV 1.1 for U.S. Special Operations Ground Mobility Vehicle program
 

General Dynamics Land Systems has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV 1.1) program. The proposal was delivered to Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla.

General Dynamics Land Systems has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV 1.1) program. The proposal was delivered to Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla.
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Sunday, June 17, 2012, 06:40 PM

 

Bulgaria has signed contract for sale of 500 MT-LB multirole tracked armoured vehicles Iraq 1606124

Bulgaria has signed a contract for the sale of 500 MT-LB multirole tracked armoured vehicles to Iraq
 

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has negotiated a deal for the supply of 500 MT-LB armored vehicles to Iraq. Decision to sign the contract was made on May, 31, 2012 in the presence of Sadoun al-Dulaimi, Iraqi acting Minister of Defence at Hemus 2012 International Defense and Security exhibition.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has negotiated a deal for the supply of 500 MT-LB armored vehicles to Iraq. Decision to sign the contract was made on May, 31, 2012 in the presence of Sadoun al-Dulaimi, Iraqi acting Minister of Defence at Hemus 2012 International Defense and Security exhibition.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012, 02:38 PM

 

Successful Javelin missile firing test from an armoured vehicle in winter conditions Norway 1606123

Successful Javelin missile firing test from an armoured vehicle in winter conditions in Norway
 

The Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Raytheon (RTN) Javelin Joint Venture recently demonstrated the capability to launch Javelin missiles from a vehicle in winter conditions at a test range in Norway.

The Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Raytheon (RTN) Javelin Joint Venture recently demonstrated the capability to launch Javelin missiles from a vehicle in winter conditions at a test range in Norway.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012, 02:00 PM

 

First MEADS air defense system Power and Communications unit completed acceptance testing 1606122

First MEADS air defense system Power and Communications unit completed acceptance testing
 

The first MEADS power and communications unit recently completed acceptance testing in Germany and will power the first Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) during integration tests at Pratica di Mare, Italy.

The first MEADS power and communications unit recently completed acceptance testing in Germany and will power the first Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) during integration tests at Pratica di Mare, Italy.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012, 01:09 PM

 

Indonesian Armed Forces will send one battalion for the UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan 0906122

Indonesian Armed Forces will send one battalion for the UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan
 

The Indonesian Armed Force (TNI) will send one battalion of peacekeepers to Darfur, Sudan, to join the United Nations peace mission amid rebel and tribal fighting in the African nation, the Jakarta Post quoting officer reported here on Friday, June 8, 2012.

The Indonesian Armed Force (TNI) will send one battalion of peacekeepers to Darfur, Sudan, to join the United Nations peace mission amid rebel and tribal fighting in the African nation, the Jakarta Post quoting officer reported here on Friday, June 8, 2012.
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Saturday, June 9, 2012, 07:22 AM

 

Indonesia to produce 1,000 local-made 122mm rockets R-Han 122 MLRS rocket launcher system 0906121

Indonesia to produce 1,000 local-made 122mm rockets R-Han 122 for MLRS rocket launcher system
 

Indonesian Research and Technology Ministry is planning to develop some 1,000 rockets to reinforce the country's armed forces'arsenal, local press reported Friday, June 8, 2012.

Indonesian Research and Technology Ministry is planning to develop some 1,000 rockets to reinforce the country's armed forces'arsenal, local press reported Friday, June 8, 2012.
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Saturday, June 9, 2012, 07:04 AM

 

United Arab Emirares armed forces will be equipped with the new THAAD air defense system 0806122

United Arab Emirates armed forces will be equipped with the new THAAD air defense system
 

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a sole-source letter contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (LMSSC), Sunnyvale, Calif., as an undefinitized contract action (UCA) at a total not-to-exceed price of $2,023,590,000. This award is made under the existing Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) production contract HQ0147-07-C-0196.

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a sole-source letter contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (LMSSC), Sunnyvale, Calif., as an undefinitized contract action (UCA) at a total not-to-exceed price of $2,023,590,000. This award is made under the existing Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) production contract HQ0147-07-C-0196.
Friday, June 8, 2012, 06:44 AM

 

German army has concluded a contract for the purchase of 110 ZETROS 4x4 truck 5 tons 0806121

German army has concluded a contract for the purchase of 110 ZETROS 4x4 truck 5 tons
 

On 14 May 2012, the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) and Daimler AG concluded a contract on the delivery of a total of 110 protected transport vehicles, payload 5 tons, manufacturer’s designation ZETROS.

On 14 May 2012, the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) and Daimler AG concluded a contract on the delivery of a total of 110 protected transport vehicles, payload 5 tons, manufacturer’s designation ZETROS.
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Friday, June 8, 2012, 06:24 AM

 

Egypt starts the production of Chinese Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ASN-209 Egyptian armed forces 0706122

Egypt starts the production of Chinese Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ASN-209 for Egyptian armed forces
 

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Hamdy Weheba, the Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization claimed this week that Egypt has started the production of the Chinese ASN-209 Multi-purpose UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012, 09:42 AM

 

German Company IBD presents evolution concept for MBT122 tank and CV9040 infantry armoured 0706121

German Company IBD presents evolution concept for MBT122 tank and CV9040 infantry armoured
 

During the Swedish Armed Forces' event "Markstridsdagarna", FMV and IBD/ÅKB presented results from joint ongoing protection studies for the MBT 122 and CV9040 platforms.

During the Swedish Armed Forces' event "Markstridsdagarna", FMV and IBD/ÅKB presented results from joint ongoing protection studies for the MBT 122 and CV9040 platforms.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012, 08:50 AM

 

Syrian armed forces clash with armed groups in a number of areas across the country 0606123

Syrian armed forces clash with armed groups in a number of areas across the country
 

Syrian army troops clashed on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, with armed rebels in a number of areas across the country, a day after a rebels' military coalition renounced commitment to the UN- brokered peace plan.

Syrian army troops clashed on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, with armed rebels in a number of areas across the country, a day after a rebels' military coalition renounced commitment to the UN- brokered peace plan.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 09:19 AM

 

Australian army signed a contrat for acquisition of digital terminal control systems 0606122

Australian army signed a contrat for acquisition of digital terminal control systems
 

A contract has been signed with Rockwell Collins Australia for the acquisition of 96 digital terminal control systems (DTCS) under Project Land 17 Phase 1B. The digital terminal control system allows Special Forces and artillery forward observers to identify targets with greater accuracy through the use of precision targeting software.

A contract has been signed with Rockwell Collins Australia for the acquisition of 96 digital terminal control systems (DTCS) under Project Land 17 Phase 1B. The digital terminal control system allows Special Forces and artillery forward observers to identify targets with greater accuracy through the use of precision targeting software.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 08:48 AM

 

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