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March 2013 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 


Swedish army buys Diehl Defence IRIS-T SLS surface-to-air defense missile SAM system
 

The Swedish Defence Material Administration signed a contract with Diehl Defence to deliver IRIS-T SLS surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems for the country´s armed forces. The new units comprising the IRIS-T missile, missile launching station and fire control system are to improve the national air defence by protection against air attacks from a large variety of threats including missiles, helicopters and aircraft.

The Swedish Army Defence Material Administration signed a contract with Diehl Defence to deliver IRIS-T SLS surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems for the country´s armed forces. The new units comprising the IRIS-T missile, missile launching station and fire control system are to improve the national air defence by protection against air attacks from a large variety of threats including missiles, helicopters and aircraft.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 11:58 AM

 
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Spain and Brazil to strenghten defense collaboration with exchange of technology and equipment
 

Defense ministers of Brazil and Spain met here Tuesday, March 12, 2013, and voiced their readiness to strengthen the two countries' cooperation in defense. "It is important that Brazil and Spain maintain tight relations, because we have shared principles," said Brazil's Celso Amorim after the meeting with Pedro Morenes.

Defense ministers of Brazil and Spain met here Tuesday, March 12, 2013, and voiced their readiness to strengthen the two countries' cooperation in defense. "It is important that Brazil and Spain maintain tight relations, because we have shared principles," said Brazil's Celso Amorim after the meeting with Pedro Morenes.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 10:24 AM

 
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India test firing its new indigenously developed long-range cruise missile Nirbhay
 

India on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, terminated midway the test firing of its indigenously developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay, launched off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha, after it deviated from its flight path, a top official said.

India on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, terminated midway the test firing of its indigenously developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay, launched off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha, after it deviated from its flight path, a top official said.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 09:39 AM

 
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National Guard of Venezuela will receive more Chinese-made Norinco VN4 4x4 armoured vehicles
 

The National Guard of the Venezuelan army will receive a new batch of Chinese-made VN4 4x4 armoured vehicles personnel carrier. A picture releases on Internet shows dozen of these vehicles with the insignia of the Venezuelan National Guard were observed some few days ago transported on a train in an unspecified place in China

The National Guard of the Venezuelan army will receive a new batch of Chinese-made VN4 4x4 armoured vehicles personnel carrier. A picture releases on Internet shows dozen of these vehicles with the insignia of the Venezuelan National Guard were observed some few days ago transported on a train in an unspecified place in China.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 01:57 PM

 
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Canadian Company INKAS will soon offer its new APC armoured personnel carrier to Colombia
 

The Canadian Company Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing will soon offer its new range of APC (armoured personnel carrier) to Army and Navy of Colombian armed forces. INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing specializes in production of Armored Sport-Utility Vehicles, Luxury armored sedans and executive limousines, as well as Special Purpose vehicles for Security, Law Enforcement, and Cash Transit industry.

The Canadian Company Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing will soon offer its new range of APC (armoured personnel carrier) to Army and Navy of Colombian armed forces. INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing specializes in production of Armored Sport-Utility Vehicles, Luxury armored sedans and executive limousines, as well as Special Purpose vehicles for Security, Law Enforcement, and Cash Transit industry.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 11:55 AM

 
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Ghana to increase budget of defense with a total ammount for 2013 of 230 million Euros
 

Mr Seth Terkper, Finance Minister, said an amount of GH¢ 575,609,022 (230 million Euro) have been allocated to the Ministry of Defence. Out of this, GH¢ 492,303,112 (197 million Euro) is from Government of Ghana, GH¢ 5,973,910 (2.4 million Euro) is Internally Generated Fund and GH¢ 77,332,000 (31 million Euro) is from Donor. The Finance Minister said it was government’s intention to meet the strategic requirement of the Ghana Armed Forces as well as facilitate the ministry to acquire personal weapons, troop carrying vehicles, infantry fire-assault vehicles, parachutes and accessories, and road construction equipment for the Army.

Mr Seth Terkper, Finance Minister of Ghana, said an amount of GH¢ 575,609,022 (230 million Euro) have been allocated to the Ministry of Defence. Out of this, GH¢ 492,303,112 (197 million Euro) is from Government of Ghana, GH¢ 5,973,910 (2.4 million Euro) is Internally Generated Fund and GH¢ 77,332,000 (31 million Euro) is from Donor.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 11:12 AM

 
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Cassidian has developed new generation of jamming system easy to integrate on light vehicle
 

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has developed a new-generation jamming system that significantly enhances the protection of vehicles against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIEDs).

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has developed a new-generation jamming system that significantly enhances the protection of vehicles against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIEDs).
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Tuesday , March 12, 2013, 10:22 AM

 
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Rheinmetall hands over “Gladius” future soldier system to the German army
 

Rheinmetall formally transferred its new IdZ-ES future soldier system to the German Bundeswehr on 7 March 2013. Short for “Infanterist der Zukunft – Erweitertes System” or “Future Soldier – Expanded System”, IdZ-ES is also known as the “Gladius”. The handover ceremony coincided with the 10th Armoured Division’s traditional “International Division Skiing Championship” at Ruhpolding in Upper Bavaria.

Rheinmetall formally transferred its new IdZ-ES future soldier system to the German Bundeswehr on 7 March 2013. Short for “Infanterist der Zukunft – Erweitertes System” or “Future Soldier – Expanded System”, IdZ-ES is also known as the “Gladius”. The handover ceremony coincided with the 10th Armoured Division’s traditional “International Division Skiing Championship” at Ruhpolding in Upper Bavaria.
Monday, March 11, 2013, 08:01 PM

 
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Argentine Army took delivery of first modernized TAM tank by Israeli Company Elbit Systems
 

The Argentine Army received the first tank TAM modernized by the Isreali Company Elbit Systems. In October 2011, Argentine Army has announced the selection of the Israeli Company Elbit Systems to upgrade its medium tank TAM following a closed selection process.

The Argentine Army received the first tank TAM modernized by the Isreali Company Elbit Systems. In October 2011, Argentine Army has announced the selection of the Israeli Company Elbit Systems to upgrade its medium tank TAM following a closed selection process.
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Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:34 AM

 
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Departure of 100 Indonesian soldiers to perform peace mission in the Middle East
 

An Indonesian war ship, carrying 100 Indonesian soldiers, departed from Jakarta to Lebanon Monday, March 11, 2013 to perform a peace mission in the Middle East country, local press reported. Indonesian Military Commander Admiral Agus Suhartono witnessed the depart of the ship at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Detik online, one of the leading news portal in the country, reported.

An Indonesian war ship, carrying 100 Indonesian soldiers, departed from Jakarta to Lebanon Monday, March 11, 2013 to perform a peace mission in the Middle East country, local press reported. Indonesian Military Commander Admiral Agus Suhartono witnessed the depart of the ship at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Detik online, one of the leading news portal in the country, reported.
Monday, March 11, 2013, 08:52 AM

 
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Army of Iran will test three new types of missiles during upcoming military exercices
 

Iran’s army will test-fire three new types of missiles during an upcoming military drill, a top military commander said on Saturday, March 10, 2013. The missiles, which have undergone lab tests, will be test-fired by the end of the current Persian calendar year (ending on March 20, 2013), Ground Forces deputy chief Gen. Kiomars Heidari was quoted by Press TV as saying.

Iran’s army will test-fire three new types of missiles during an upcoming military drill, a top military commander said on Saturday, March 10, 2013. The missiles, which have undergone lab tests, will be test-fired by the end of the current Persian calendar year (ending on March 20, 2013), Ground Forces deputy chief Gen. Kiomars Heidari was quoted by Press TV as saying.
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 01:11 PM

 
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Iranian army started large military exercices Khatam ol-Anbia in the southwestern province
 

The Iranian Army Ground Force started military exercises in the southwestern province of Khuzestan on Saturday, semi-official Fars news agency reported. The wide-scale exercises, codenamed Khatam ol-Anbia, kicked off in Khuzestan on Saturday, March 10, 2013, and will last for three days.

The Iranian Army Ground Force started military exercises in the southwestern province of Khuzestan on Saturday, semi-official Fars news agency reported. The wide-scale exercises, codenamed Khatam ol-Anbia, kicked off in Khuzestan on Saturday, March 10, 2013, and will last for three days.
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Sunday, March 10, 2013, 11:19 AM

 
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Textron Marine & Land Systems to Build Additional Mobile Strike Force Vehicles for Afghan Army
 

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded a $113.4 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., to produce an additional 135 Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) for the Afghan National Army (ANA). The vehicles are being contracted through the U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process.

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded a $113.4 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., to produce an additional 135 Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) for the Afghan National Army (ANA). The vehicles are being contracted through the U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10:39 AM

 
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Italian armed forces purchase 40mm infantry ammunition from Rheinmetall
 

The Italian armed forces have awarded Rheinmetall a contract for more than 50,000 rounds of enhanced-performance 40mm x 53 war shot ammunition. Following Canada and Denmark, Italy is now the third NATO nation to equip its armed forces with this advanced Rheinmetall product. The order is worth €8.7 million.

The Italian armed forces have awarded Rheinmetall a contract for more than 50,000 rounds of enhanced-performance 40mm x 53 war shot ammunition. Following Canada and Denmark, Italy is now the third NATO nation to equip its armed forces with this advanced Rheinmetall product. The order is worth €8.7 million.
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Friday, March 8, 2013, 07:27 PM

 
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Renault Trucks Defense to deliver 46 Sherpa Station Wagon 4x4 armoured to a Middle East country
 

At the beginning of the year, Renault Trucks Defense delivered 46 Sherpa SW (Station Wagon) armoured vehicles to a Middle East Country. These 9.6 tonne vehicles are intended to conduct surveillance and patrol operations in danger zones.

At the beginning of the year, Renault Trucks Defense delivered 46 Sherpa SW (Station Wagon) armoured vehicles to a Middle East Country. These 9.6 tonne vehicles are intended to conduct surveillance and patrol operations in danger zones.
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Friday, March 8, 2013, 04:15 PM

 
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Acmat Defense has produced first ambulance version of its ALTV 4x4 light vehicle for a customer
 

ACMAT has produced the first 14 of the ambulance version of the ALTV for a customer. The first four of these were delivered at the beginning of January. On the basis of this light 4x4 (permitted GVW: 3.5 tonnes), over 1,000 of which have been sold to armed forces, ACMAT has designed a vehicle for first aid or a surgical team.

ACMAT has produced the first 14 of the ambulance version of the ALTV for a customer. The first four of these were delivered at the beginning of January. On the basis of this light 4x4 (permitted GVW: 3.5 tonnes), over 1,000 of which have been sold to armed forces, ACMAT has designed a vehicle for first aid or a surgical team.
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Friday, March 8, 2013, 04:10 PM

 
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Russian armed forces will include Special Operations units to answer 20th century threats
 

The Russian Ministry of Defense began the implementation of special operations forces and has already created a structure responsible to control the command, announced Wednesday, March 8, 2013, the Chief of General Staff of the Russian Army, General Valery Gerasimov.

The Russian Ministry of Defense began the implementation of special operations forces and has already created a structure responsible to control the command, announced Wednesday, March 8, 2013, the Chief of General Staff of the Russian Army, General Valery Gerasimov.
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Friday, March 8, 2013, 03:23 PM

 
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Renault Trucks Defense to deliver Sherpa APC and Higuard MRAP to Qatar Internal Security Forces
 

Renault Trucks Defense has delivered the first Sherpa APCs and Higuard MRAPs to the Qatar Internal Security Forces (ISF). The remaining vehicles are to be delivered by Spring 2013. A Higuard MRAP belonging to the Qatar ISF was presented on the Renault Trucks Defense stand during IDEX 2013, international defense exhibition in the United Arab Emirates, which was helf from the 17 to 21 February 2013.

Renault Trucks Defense has delivered the first Sherpa APCs and Higuard MRAPs to the Qatar Internal Security Forces (ISF). The remaining vehicles are to be delivered by Spring 2013. A Higuard MRAP belonging to the Qatar ISF was presented on the Renault Trucks Defense stand during IDEX 2013, international defense exhibition in the United Arab Emirates, which was helf from the 17 to 21 February 2013.
Friday, March 8, 2013, 03:00 PM

 
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Successful interception of ballistic missile by SAMP/T air defense system of Italian and French army
 

Wednesday March 6, 2013, the Italian Army and French Air Force carried out for the first time, a successful intercept of a ballistic missile target involving NATO architecture, with their common system medium-range air defense system SAMP/T. After 300 km of flight, the target fired from an aircraft was destroyed by a missile interceptor ASTER 30.

Wednesday March 6, 2013, the Italian Army and French Air Force carried out for the first time, a successful intercept of a ballistic missile target involving NATO architecture, with their common system medium-range air defense system SAMP/T. After 300 km of flight, the target fired from an aircraft was destroyed by a missile interceptor ASTER 30.
Friday, March 8, 2013, 09:34 AM

 
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Air, ground assault launched by Malaysian army against militants to reclaim part of Borneo island
 

An air, ground assault and mortar attacks was launched by Malaysian armed forces, killed at least 13 of the nearly 200 militants seeking to reclaim part of Borneo Island for a Filipino sultan, Malaysian police officials said Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

An air, ground assault and mortar attacks were launched by Malaysian armed forces, killed at least 13 of the nearly 200 militants seeking to reclaim part of Borneo Island for a Filipino sultan, Malaysian police officials said Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
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Thursday, March 7, 2013, 11:56 AM

 
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UN Security Council agree to partially lift arms embargo on Somalia to fight al-Shabab group
 

The UN Security Council has agreed to partially lift a decades-old arms embargo on Somalia for one year, allowing the government in Mogadishu to buy light weapons to strengthen its security forces to fight the armed al-Shabab group.

The UN Security Council has agreed to partially lift a decades-old arms embargo on Somalia for one year, allowing the government in Mogadishu to buy light weapons to strengthen its security forces to fight the armed al-Shabab group.
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Thursday, March 7, 2013, 09:12 AM

 
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United Kingdom will provide body armor and armoured vehicles to Syrian opposition groups
 

Body armor and non-lethal military items need to find their way to Syrian rebels as hopes for a diplomatic solution fade, the British foreign secretary said. British Foreign Secretary William Hague told lawmakers Wednesday, March 6, 2013, that London was growing frustrated with the lack of progress toward a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria.

Body armor and non-lethal military items need to find their way to Syrian rebels as hopes for a diplomatic solution fade, the British foreign secretary said. British Foreign Secretary William Hague told lawmakers Wednesday, March 6, 2013, that London was growing frustrated with the lack of progress toward a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 08:07 PM

 
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Elektrobit launches Tablet, Smartphone And Module for Defence and Public Safety Markets
 

Elektrobit (EB) a leading developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, announced the release of three new form factors for the award-winning EB Specialized Device Platform.

Elektrobit (EB) a leading developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, announced the release of three new form factors for the award-winning EB Specialized Device Platform.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 02:36 PM

 
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Russia stops to import foreign drones to launch national production of this type of equipment
 

Russia does not want to buy more foreign drones in the future, the country has launched its own production of these military equipment, announced Alexander Fomin, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) on the radio, Echo of Moscow.

Russia does not want to buy more foreign drones in the future, the country has launched its own production of these military equipment, announced Alexander Fomin, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) on the radio, Echo of Moscow.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 02:19 PM

 
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Iraq confirms the purchase of Russian-made helicopters and air defence systems for next summer
 

By next summer, Russia will supply Iraq with helicopters and anti-aircraft batteries, has indicated, the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari. "I think the first deliveries of Russian weapons in Iraq will take place no later than the summer. The main equipment are helicopters and air defense batteries," said the diplomat in Iraq during an interview with the Voice of Russia.

By next summer, Russia will supply Iraq with helicopters and anti-aircraft batteries, has indicated, the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari. "I think the first deliveries of Russian weapons in Iraq will take place no later than the summer. The main equipment are helicopters and air defense batteries," said the diplomat in Iraq during an interview with the Voice of Russia.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 01:36 PM

 
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Brazil to buy Russian-made air defence system Pantsir-S1 to ensure security during sporting events
 

Brazil intends to buy Russian air defense systems Pantsir-S1 to ensure security during the football world championship in 2014 and Olympic Games of 2016, announced Tuesday, March 5, 2013, to RIA Novosti a source close to the Russian agency of export arms, Rosoboronexport.

Brazil intends to buy Russian air defense systems Pantsir-S1 to ensure security during the football world championship in 2014 and Olympic Games of 2016, announced Tuesday, March 5, 2013, to RIA Novosti a source close to the Russian agency of export arms, Rosoboronexport.
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