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March 2013 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

North Korea enters in a state of war against South Korea after the flew of U.S. B-2 bombers 3003131

North Korea enters in a state of war against South Korea after the flew of U.S. B-2 bombers
 

North Korea said Saturday, March 30, 2013, it was entering a "state of war" with South Korea in a continuing escalation of angry rhetoric directed at Seoul and Washington, but the South brushed off the statement as little more than tough talk.

North Korea said Saturday, March 30, 2013, it was entering a "state of war" with South Korea in a continuing escalation of angry rhetoric directed at Seoul and Washington, but the South brushed off the statement as little more than tough talk.
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Saturday, March 30, 2013, 09:49 AM

 

Venezuela has received a second batch of 13 Russian-made BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles 2903131

Venezuela has received a second batch of 13 Russian-made BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles.
 

Armed forces in Venezuela have received a new batch of Russian amphibious combat vehicles, the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Global Arms Trade said on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Thirteen BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles were delivered by sea to the port of Puerto Cabello, the center said. This marks the first report of an arms delivery by sea to Venezuela since the death of President Hugo Chavez in March.

Armed forces in Venezuela have received a new batch of Russian amphibious combat vehicles, the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Global Arms Trade said on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Thirteen BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles were delivered by sea to the port of Puerto Cabello, the center said. This marks the first report of an arms delivery by sea to Venezuela since the death of President Hugo Chavez in March. Friday, March 29, 2013, 11:08 AM

 

China and Russia joint efforts to strengthen military exchanges and cooperation 2503131

China and Russia joint efforts to strengthen military exchanges and cooperation
 

Top Chinese and Russian military officials met in Russia, on Sunday, March 23, 2013, with both sides expressing the hope to further strengthen defense cooperation. During a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Chang Wanquan, Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister, said that bilateral defense cooperation is a key part of China-Russia relations.

Top Chinese and Russian military officials met in Russia, on Sunday, March 23, 2013, with both sides expressing the hope to further strengthen defense cooperation. During a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Chang Wanquan, Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister, said that bilateral defense cooperation is a key part of China-Russia relations.
Monday, March 25, 2013, 04:51 PM

 

Turkish Company BMC delayed delivery of Kirpi armoured vehicles due to financial problems 2303131

Turkish Company BMC delayed delivery of Kirpi armoured vehicles due to financial problems
 

The Turkish Defense Industry Undersecretariat has given BMC, the maker of Turkey’s Kirpi brand armored carriers, a one-month deadline to deliver 175 Kirpis and 105 trucks that the company has failed to deliver thus far due to its financial problems, a high official at the undersecretariat has said.

The Turkish Defense Industry Undersecretariat has given BMC, the maker of Turkey’s Kirpi brand armored carriers, a one-month deadline to deliver 175 Kirpis and 105 trucks that the company has failed to deliver thus far due to its financial problems, a high official at the undersecretariat has said.
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Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:51 AM

 

Sierra Nevada Corporation delivers first Mobile Tower System MOTS to the United States Army 2203133

Sierra Nevada Corporation delivers first Mobile Tower System MOTS to the United States Army
 

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has delivered the first Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Mobile Tower System (MOTS) to the United States Army ahead of schedule. The LRIP contract was awarded in March 2012 for 10 MOTS. An early development MOTS has been deployed with the 3rd Infantry Division in Afghanistan since November 2012.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has delivered the first Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Mobile Tower System (MOTS) to the United States Army ahead of schedule. The LRIP contract was awarded in March 2012 for 10 MOTS. An early development MOTS has been deployed with the 3rd Infantry Division in Afghanistan since November 2012.
Friday, March 22, 2013, 10:51 AM

 

Alaska State Troopers purchase three Lenco BearCats 4x4 armoured vehicles 2203132

Alaska State Troopers purchase three Lenco BearCats 4x4 armoured vehicles
 

The Alaska State Troopers recently purchased three $286,000 Lenco BearCats, an unarmed military-style vehicle that’s been on the agency’s wish list for more than a decade. Of the three, one will be assigned to the Fairbanks-based Special Emergency Response Team, according to Capt. Randy Hahn, statewide SERT operations officer.

The Alaska State Troopers recently purchased three $286,000 Lenco BearCats, an unarmed military-style vehicle that’s been on the agency’s wish list for more than a decade. Of the three, one will be assigned to the Fairbanks-based Special Emergency Response Team, according to Capt. Randy Hahn, statewide SERT operations officer.
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Friday, March 22, 2013, 10:21 AM

 

U.S.NATO countries work on plans for military action Syria after use of chemical weapons 2203131

U.S. - NATO countries work on plans for military action in Syria after the use of chemical weapons
 

After the use of Chemical weapons in Syria, there is some plans to send troops on the ground to secure Syria's chemical weapons facilities if they were in danger of being looted. An actual deployment would likely involve far fewer ground troops, and from various nations, but it underscores the scope of the challenge.

After the use of Chemical weapons in Syria, there is some plans to send troops on the ground to secure Syria's chemical weapons facilities if they were in danger of being looted. An actual deployment would likely involve far fewer ground troops, and from various nations, but it underscores the scope of the challenge.
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Friday, March 22, 2013, 08:21 AM

 

Dmitry Medvedev calls consolidation of defence industry for economic development of Russia 2103134

Dmitry Medvedev calls consolidation of defence industry for economic development of Russia
 

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, for the further consolidation of the defense industry, calling it a key to the country’s economic development. Priority should be given to the sector’s integration along all lines, he told a military-industrial conference in Moscow, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Military-Industrial Commission

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, for the further consolidation of the defense industry, calling it a key to the country’s economic development. Priority should be given to the sector’s integration along all lines, he told a military-industrial conference in Moscow, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Military-Industrial Commission.
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:03 AM

 

Russian armed forces start large-scale air-defence military exercises in eastern Russia 2103133

Russian armed forces start large-scale air-defence military exercises in eastern Russia
 

More than 500 weapon systems, 50 aircraft and some 2,000 troops have been deployed in a large-scale air-defense exercise in eastern Russia, military officials said on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

More than 500 weapon systems, 50 aircraft and some 2,000 troops have been deployed in a large-scale air-defense exercise in eastern Russia, military officials said on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013, 10:48 AM

 

Cambodia and Japan new step in defence cooperation with training of Cambodian peacekeepers 2103131

Cambodia and Japan new step in defence cooperation with training of Cambodian peacekeepers
 

Cambodia and Japan have seen a new phase in defense cooperation, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh said Wednesday, March 21, 2013. His remarks were made after Japan sent its military experts to train 15 Cambodian peacekeeping forces for the first time. The two- month course was concluded on Wednesday.

Cambodia and Japan have seen a new phase in defense cooperation, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh said Wednesday, March 21, 2013. His remarks were made after Japan sent its military experts to train 15 Cambodian peacekeeping forces for the first time. The two- month course was concluded on Wednesday.
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 08:44 AM

 

Indonesia and Belarus to produce remote controlled weapons station for Anoa armoured vehicle 2003134

Indonesia and Belarus to produce remote controlled weapons station for Anoa armoured vehicle
 

Indonesia and Belarus have agreed to jointly produce remote controlled weapons station for Anoa armored vehicles, produced by the military and defense equipment company PT Pindad, according to Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro.

Indonesia and Belarus have agreed to jointly produce remote controlled weapons station for Anoa armored vehicles, produced by the military and defense equipment company PT Pindad, according to Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 11:53 AM

 

Defence Industry of Pakistan HIT will unveiled the new MRAP Burraq in the next few months 2003133

Defence Industry of Pakistan HIT will unveiled the new MRAP Burraq in the next few months
 

A spokesperson for Pakistan’s state-owned vehicle manufacturer, Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), has confirmed that its Burraq mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle is nearing the end of its prototype phase and will be unveiled in “three to four months.” The announcement comes after years of development and failed efforts to acquire such a vehicle from other sources.

A spokesperson for Pakistan’s state-owned vehicle manufacturer, Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), has confirmed that its Burraq mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle is nearing the end of its prototype phase and will be unveiled in “three to four months.” The announcement comes after years of development and failed efforts to acquire such a vehicle from other sources.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 11:25 AM

 

Elbit Systems to upgrade AFV armoured fighting vehicle of an Asian customer with optronics 2003132

Elbit Systems to upgrade AFV armoured fighting vehicle of an Asian customer with optronics
 

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-optics Elop Ltd. ("Elop"), was awarded an approximately $80 million contract to upgrade Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV) of an Asian customer (the "Program"). The Program will be performed over a two-year period.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-optics Elop Ltd. ("Elop"), was awarded an approximately $80 million contract to upgrade Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV) of an Asian customer (the "Program"). The Program will be performed over a two-year period.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 10:04 AM

 

Textron Marine & Land Systems turret and support for Commando 4x4 APC for Army of Colombia 2003131

Textron Marine & Land Systems turret and support for Commando 4x4 APC for Army of Colombia
 

Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a $5.5 million contract award from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to provide 12 armored turrets, technical support services, vehicle repairs and spare parts for the Colombian Army's (COLAR) Armored Personnel Carriers (APC).

Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a $5.5 million contract award from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to provide 12 armored turrets, technical support services, vehicle repairs and spare parts for the Colombian Army's (COLAR) Armored Personnel Carriers (APC).
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 08:26 AM

 

United Arab Emirates still want to increase production of its defense and security industry 1903133

United Arab Emirates still want to increase production of its defense and security industry
 

The United Arab Emirates, increasingly a major military power in the Persian Gulf, is stepping up efforts to develop its own defense industry. In large part, it's doing this by making Western defense companies set up high-tech projects in the federation as a condition of lucrative arms contracts to diversify its economy from a dependence on oil and gas exports.

The United Arab Emirates, increasingly a major military power in the Persian Gulf, is stepping up efforts to develop its own defense industry. In large part, it's doing this by making Western defense companies set up high-tech projects in the federation as a condition of lucrative arms contracts to diversify its economy from a dependence on oil and gas exports.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 10:40 AM

 

Border guards Iran test UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to patrol Eastern borders of country 1903132

Border guards of Iran test UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to patrol Eastern borders of the country
 

A senior Iranian commander said the country's border guards have begun testing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for patrolling the country's Eastern borders.

A senior Iranian commander said the country's border guards have begun testing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for patrolling the country's Eastern borders.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 09:07 AM

 

Nepal organizes international peacekeeping training Peace Efforts 2 in Kathmandu Panchkhal 1903131

Nepal organizes international peacekeeping training Peace Efforts 2 in Kathmandu and Panchkhal
 

Nepal's national army will organize an international peacekeeping training "Peace Efforts 2" in Kathmandu and Panchkhal, a military training centre some 50 km north of the capital from March 25 to April 7. The training will boost up capacity of the countries which have been participating in the peacekeeping efforts of the United Nations across the world, according to army sources on Monday, March 19, 2013.

Nepal's national army will organize an international peacekeeping training "Peace Efforts 2" in Kathmandu and Panchkhal, a military training centre some 50 km north of the capital from March 25 to April 7. The training will boost up capacity of the countries which have been participating in the peacekeeping efforts of the United Nations across the world, according to army sources on Monday, March 19, 2013.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 08:42 AM

 

China defence industry enters in the top 5 of the biggest arms and military equipment exporters 1803

China defence industry enters in the top 5 of the biggest arms and military equipment exporters
 

The volume of international transfers of major conventional weapons was 17 per cent higher in the period 2008–12 than in 2003–2007 (see figure 1). The five biggest exporters in the period 2008–12 were the United States, Russia, Germany, France and China. This is the first time since the end of the cold war that a state from outside Europe and North America has appeared among the five largest arms exporters.

The volume of international transfers of major conventional weapons was 17 per cent higher in the period 2008–12 than in 2003–2007 (see figure 1). The five biggest exporters in the period 2008–12 were the United States, Russia, Germany, France and China. This is the first time since the end of the cold war that a state from outside Europe and North America has appeared among the five largest arms exporters.
Monday, March 18, 2013, 11:55 AM

 

Czech Republic to send 34 soldiers to join French military operations in Mali 1703131

Czech Republic to send 34 soldiers to join French military operations in Mali
 

The Czech Republic sent a group of 34 military servicemen to Mali to join a military operation against Islamist militants in the north of the country, Czech news agency CTK reported. The senate of the Czech Republic voted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, to send a contingent of 50 military servicemen to Mali for the term of 15 months. Their mission will officially begin in April.

The Czech Republic sent a group of 34 military servicemen to Mali to join a military operation against Islamist militants in the north of the country, Czech news agency CTK reported. The senate of the Czech Republic voted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, to send a contingent of 50 military servicemen to Mali for the term of 15 months. Their mission will officially begin in April.
Sunday, March 17, 2013, 10:31 AM

 

China to build a strong army to ensure victories in any wars and against all threats 1603133

China to build a strong army to ensure victories in any wars and against all threats
 

Military deputies to China's top legislature have vowed to build a strong army following top Chinese leader Xi Jinping's calls to that effect earlier in the week. On March 11, Xi urged the country's armed forces to be "absolutely loyal" to the Communist Party of China, sharpen fighting capacity and abide by disciplines as he joined a plenary meeting of a delegation from the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Military deputies to China's top legislature have vowed to build a strong army following top Chinese leader Xi Jinping's calls to that effect earlier in the week. On March 11, Xi urged the country's armed forces to be "absolutely loyal" to the Communist Party of China, sharpen fighting capacity and abide by disciplines as he joined a plenary meeting of a delegation from the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 01:00 PM

 

PT Dirgantara of Indonesia will produce 16 Bell 412 EP helicopterrs for the Indonesian army 1603132

PT Dirgantara of Indonesia will produce 16 Bell 412 EP helicopterrs for the Indonesian army
 

Indonesia's state-run aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has secured another contract to produce 16 Bell 412 EP helicopters for the military worth 170 million U.S. dollars, a senior PTDI official said on Friday, March 15, 2013.

Indonesia's state-run aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has secured another contract to produce 16 Bell 412 EP helicopters for the military worth 170 million U.S. dollars, a senior PTDI official said on Friday, March 15, 2013.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013, 11:52 AM

 

North Korea army test-fired KN-02 surface-to-surface ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan 1603131

North Korea army test-fired KN-02 surface-to-surface ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan
 

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan on Friday, March 15, 2013, the Yonhap News Agency reported, citing military sources. According to the report, the DPRK military test-fired two short- range missiles presumed to be KN-02 surface-to-surface ballistic missile, estimated to have a range of about 120 km.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan on Friday, March 15, 2013, the Yonhap News Agency reported, citing military sources. According to the report, the DPRK military test-fired two short- range missiles presumed to be KN-02 surface-to-surface ballistic missile, estimated to have a range of about 120 km.
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10:42 AM

 

Syrian army is preparing to use chemical weapons against rebels Israel military intelligence 1503134

Syrian army is preparing to use chemical weapons against rebels said Israel military intelligence
 

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen confirmed on Friday, December 21, 2012, that the Syrian government forces were continuing to launch Scud missiles within the last few days."I can confirm that we have detected the launch of Scud-type missiles. We strongly regret that. I consider it act of a desperate regime approaching collapse," Rasmussen told reporters at NATO headquarters.

Israel's military intelligence chief, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, said Thursday, March 14, 2013, that Syrian President Bashar Assad is preparing for the potential use of chemical weapons. Speaking at a policy and security conference, Kochavi noted that the Syrian military has to date fired some 70 Scud and M-600 missiles, which carried conventional warheads filled with explosives, at populated areas across the country.
Friday, March 15, 2013, 10:28 AM

 

North Korea army live artillery drill supervised by the leader of DRPK Kim Jong 1503133

North Korea army live artillery drill supervised by the leader of DRPK Kim Jong
 

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reports that the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK), Kim Jong Un, has supervised a live artillery drill close to a disputed sea border with South Korea. Meanwhile, Seoul is conducting its own routine drills near the demilitarized zone at the border of the two countries, in addition to joint military drills with the US.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reports that the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK), Kim Jong Un, has supervised a live artillery drill close to a disputed sea border with South Korea. Meanwhile, Seoul is conducting its own routine drills near the demilitarized zone at the border of the two countries, in addition to joint military drills with the US.
Friday, March 15, 2013, 10:21 AM

 

Slovakia to send 150 soldiers for International Security Assistance Force Mission in Afghanistan 150

Slovakia to send 150 soldiers for International Security Assistance Force Mission in Afghanistan
 

Slovakia is to send up to 150 soldiers to the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan within two tours of duty as part of the Special Operation Training Group, Slovak Defence Minister Martin Glvac said on Thursday, March 15, 2013.

Slovakia is to send up to 150 soldiers to the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan within two tours of duty as part of the Special Operation Training Group, Slovak Defence Minister Martin Glvac said on Thursday, March 15, 2013.
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Friday, March 15, 2013, 09:24 AM

 

France is ready to arm Syrian rebels without agreement of European Union partners 1503131

France is ready to arm Syrian rebels without agreement of European Union partners
 

France may start delivering weapons to Syria’s anti-government rebels without agreement from its European Union partners, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said, Thursday, March 14, 2013. France may start delivering weapons to Syria’s anti-government rebels without agreement from its European Union partners, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.

France may start delivering weapons to Syria’s anti-government rebels without agreement from its European Union partners, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said, Thursday, March 14, 2013. France may start delivering weapons to Syria’s anti-government rebels without agreement from its European Union partners, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.
Friday, March 15, 2013, 08:33 AM

 

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