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May 2013 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
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Russia will expand military-technical cooperation with Serbia 3105134

Russia will expand military-technical cooperation with Serbia
 

Russia will expand military-technical cooperation with Serbia, Chief of General Staff of Russian armed forces Valery Gerasimov said Thursday, May 21, 2013. "Military cooperation between the two defense ministries has gained a positive nature," Gerasimov said during talks with his visiting Serbian counterpart Ljubisa Dikovic.

Russia will expand military-technical cooperation with Serbia, Chief of General Staff of Russian armed forces Valery Gerasimov said Thursday, May 21, 2013. "Military cooperation between the two defense ministries has gained a positive nature," Gerasimov said during talks with his visiting Serbian counterpart Ljubisa Dikovic.
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Friday, May 31, 2013 01:55 PM

 

Ðuro Ðakovic signs contract for delivery to Croatia of AMV 8x8 armoured with Protector turret 310513

Ðuro Ðakovic signs contract for delivery to Croatia of AMV 8x8 armoured with Protector turret
 

Following the Republic of Croatia's decision to continue the equipment of its Armed Forces, the Minister of Defence Ante Kotromanovic and the President of Management Board of Ðuro Ðakovic Group Vladimir Kovacevic signed a contract on the acquisition and equipment of the Armed Forces' AMV 8x8 combat armoured vehicles with PROTECTOR M151 12.7mm calibre weapon stations.

Following the Republic of Croatia's decision to continue the equipment of its Armed Forces, the Minister of Defence Ante Kotromanovic and the President of Management Board of Ðuro Ðakovic Group Vladimir Kovacevic signed a contract on the acquisition and equipment of the Armed Forces' AMV 8x8 combat armoured vehicles with PROTECTOR M151 12.7mm calibre weapon stations.
Friday, May 31, 2013 11:50 AM

 

Thales Australia has delivered two Hawkei reconnaissance 4x4 armoured vehicle Australian army 310051

Thales Australia has delivered two Hawkei reconnaissance 4x4 armoured vehicle to Australian army
 

Thales Australia has delivered a further two Hawkei vehicles to the Defence Materiel Organisation on schedule. The handover of the two Reconnaissance variants under Stage 2 of the Manufactured and Supported in Australia option of Land 121 Phase 4 means that all six vehicles are now with the Department of Defence for testing. All vehicle delivery milestones have been met on schedule.

Thales Australia has delivered a further two Hawkei vehicles to the Defence Materiel Organisation on schedule. The handover of the two Reconnaissance variants under Stage 2 of the Manufactured and Supported in Australia option of Land 121 Phase 4 means that all six vehicles are now with the Department of Defence for testing. All vehicle delivery milestones have been met on schedule.
Friday, May 31, 2013 11:04 AM

 

Syria threatens Israel in the event of further aggression against its territory 3105131

Syria threatens Israel in the event of further aggression against its territory
 

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has threatened Israel with retaliation to any future military aggression and with renewed fighting in the Golan Heights. "We have informed all the parties who have contacted us that we will respond to any Israeli aggression next time," Assad told Hezbollah-owned Al Manar TV on Thursday, May 30, 2013.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has threatened Israel with retaliation to any future military aggression and with renewed fighting in the Golan Heights. "We have informed all the parties who have contacted us that we will respond to any Israeli aggression next time," Assad told Hezbollah-owned Al Manar TV on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
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Friday, May 31, 2013 08:39 AM

 

Navistar Defence Canada showcases MAXXPRO® recovery vehicle at CANSEC defence exhibition 2905132

Navistar Defence Canada showcases MAXXPRO® recovery vehicle at CANSEC defence exhibition
 

Navistar Defence Canada, Inc. will demonstrate the proven state-of-the-art commercial towing and recovery technology of the MaxxPro® Recovery Vehicle (MRV) this week at CANSEC. The MRV as well as a multimedia presentation of Navistar Defence’s Military Commercial off the Shelf (MILCOTS) armored cab solution will be on display at Canada’s largest defence and security trade show.

Navistar Defence Canada, Inc. will demonstrate the proven state-of-the-art commercial towing and recovery technology of the MaxxPro® Recovery Vehicle (MRV) this week at CANSEC. The MRV as well as a multimedia presentation of Navistar Defence’s Military Commercial off the Shelf (MILCOTS) armored cab solution will be on display at Canada’s largest defence and security trade show.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:07 PM

 

Oshkosh Defense presents array of vehicle and sustainment solutions for Canadian army 2905131

Oshkosh Defense presents array of vehicle and sustainment solutions for Canadian army
 

As the backbone of the Canadian Army’s logistics fleet reaches the end of its service life, vehicle modernization programmes such as the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) will help restore the capabilities and protection that troops need to fulfil their missions.

As the backbone of the Canadian Army’s logistics fleet reaches the end of its service life, vehicle modernization programmes such as the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) will help restore the capabilities and protection that troops need to fulfil their missions.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:07 PM

 

Azerbaijan will soon start producing 107 and 122mm missile with Turkish Company Roketsan 2805133

Azerbaijan will soon start producing 107 and 122mm missile with Turkish Company Roketsan
 

Azerbaijan will soon start producing missiles together with Turkey’s ROKETSAN company. ROKETSAN told APA (Azerbaijan Press Agency) about it exclusively. Production line has been established at one of the facilities of Azerbaijan with the participation of ROKETSAN. The sides signed a contract on starting production in Istanbul on May 8.

Azerbaijan will soon start producing missiles together with Turkey’s ROKETSAN company. ROKETSAN told APA (Azerbaijan Press Agency) about it exclusively. Production line has been established at one of the facilities of Azerbaijan with the participation of ROKETSAN. The sides signed a contract on starting production in Istanbul on May 8.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 11:22 PM

 

Azerbaijan could buy the Ukrainian-made 80K6M 3D Air Surveillance Radar 2805132

Azerbaijan could buy the Ukrainian-made 80K6M 3D Air Surveillance Radar
 

Azerbaijan is interested in 80K6M 3D Air Surveillance Radar of Ukraine’s "Scientific and Production Complex - ISKRA ". APA (Azerbaijan Press Agency) reports quoting the company’s website that Azerbaijani delegation held meetings for the purchase of this system.

Azerbaijan is interested in 80K6M 3D Air Surveillance Radar of Ukraine’s "Scientific and Production Complex - ISKRA ". APA (Azerbaijan Press Agency) reports quoting the company’s website that Azerbaijani delegation held meetings for the purchase of this system.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 11:02 PM

 

Jordan asks deployment Patriot missile in its region bordering Syria to protect territory 2805131

Jordan asks the deployment of Patriot missile in its region bordering Syria to protect its territory
 

Jordan is mulling deployment of Patriot missiles in its region bordering Syria in order to protect its territory from the spiralling conflict which is spilling over into neighbouring countries. "Jordan wishes to deploy Patriot missile batteries in order to boost its defence capabilities and help protect the country. We are currently at the stage of talks with friendly states," Jordanian Information Minister Mohammad Momani said during a press conference.

Jordan is mulling deployment of Patriot missiles in its region bordering Syria in order to protect its territory from the spiralling conflict which is spilling over into neighbouring countries. "Jordan wishes to deploy Patriot missile batteries in order to boost its defence capabilities and help protect the country. We are currently at the stage of talks with friendly states," Jordanian Information Minister Mohammad Momani said during a press conference. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 03:47 AM

 

Sultanate of Oman to buy the air defense missile system THAAD from United States 2705134

Sultanate of Oman to buy the air defense missile system THAAD from United States
 

The Sultanate of Oman and the United States of America are pleased to announce a deal for the acquisition of a U.S. manufactured ground based air defense system THAAD. The Persian Gulf sultanate of Oman is set to buy a $2.1 billion missile system built by the U.S. Raytheon Co. as part of a U.S. drive to install a coordinated air-defense system linking the region's Arab monarchies to counter Iran.

The Sultanate of Oman and the United States of America are pleased to announce a deal for the acquisition of a U.S. manufactured ground based air defense system THAAD. The Persian Gulf sultanate of Oman is set to buy a $2.1 billion missile system built by the U.S. Raytheon Co. as part of a U.S. drive to install a coordinated air-defense system linking the region's Arab monarchies to counter Iran.
Monday, May 27, 2013 10:21 AM

 

The Turkish Company FNSS will produce medium tanks jointly with Indonesia 2705133

The Turkish Company FNSS will produce medium tanks jointly with Indonesia
 

Turkey and Indonesia agreed during the Turkish arms exhibition IDEF’13 this month to jointly develop medium tanks. Under the deal, Ankara-based, privately owned armored vehicles maker FNSS Defence Systems will work with Indonesia’s state-owned arms maker, PT Pindad.

Turkey and Indonesia agreed during the Turkish arms exhibition IDEF’13 this month to jointly develop medium tanks. Under the deal, Ankara-based, privately owned armored vehicles maker FNSS Defence Systems will work with Indonesia’s state-owned arms maker, PT Pindad.
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Monday, May 27, 2013 09:32 AM

 

Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy some of the new Turkish-made main battle tank Altay 2705132

Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy some of the new Turkish-made main battle tank Altay
 

Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy some of the new Turkish Altay tanks. The exact number has not been revealed, but the Saudis do have 320 AMX-30 French tanks in urgent need of replacement. The Turkish Army is planning on buying a thousand of the new Altays for about $5.5 million each.

Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy some of the new Turkish Altay tanks. The exact number has not been revealed, but the Saudis do have 320 AMX-30 French tanks in urgent need of replacement. The Turkish Army is planning on buying a thousand of the new Altays for about $5.5 million each.
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Monday, May 27, 2013 09:09 AM

 

China wants to continue development of bilateral military ties with Ukraine 2705131

China wants to continue development of bilateral military ties with Ukraine
 

Visiting Chinese Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang on Thursday pledged strengthened ties and cooperation in various fields with Ukraine. Xu made the remarks while meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Xu said that the strategic partnership between China and Ukraine has been developing continuously thanks to the attention of the two countries' top leaders.

Visiting Chinese Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang on Thursday pledged strengthened ties and cooperation in various fields with Ukraine. Xu made the remarks while meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Xu said that the strategic partnership between China and Ukraine has been developing continuously thanks to the attention of the two countries' top leaders.
Monday, May 27, 2013 08:17 AM

 

Lockheed Martin successfully conducted first flight GMLRS Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System 26051

Lockheed Martin successfully conducted first flight GMLRS Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully conducted the first Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) flight of the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully conducted the first Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) flight of the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
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Sunday, May 26, 2013 03:55 PM

 

Swiss Federal Council would like to invest $760.3 million for modernization of the Army 2605133

Swiss Federal Council would like to invest $760.3 million for modernization of the Army
 

The Swiss Federal Council is recommending that the Federal Assembly authorize five defense projects costing $760.3 million. The projects would be part of the Swiss armaments program for 2013.

The Swiss Federal Council is recommending that the Federal Assembly authorize five defense projects costing $760.3 million. The projects would be part of the Swiss armaments program for 2013.
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Sunday, May 26, 2013 03:39 PM

 

Russian army airborne troops ordered new 125mm self-propelled gun to replace 2S25 Sprut-SD 2605133

Russian army airborne troops ordered new 125mm self-propelled gun to replace 2S25 Sprut-SD
 

Russian army airborne troops ordered a new 125mm tracked self-propelled gun to Kurgan factory, which can be unloaded from a plane without any platform. Airborne troops of Russian army have indeed need a new vehicle to replace the 2S25 Sprut-SD that the "paras" have abandoned in 2010 after a fire on the vehicle after the military parade on Red Square, due to a fuel leakage.

Russian army airborne troops ordered a new 125mm tracked self-propelled gun to Kurgan factory, which can be unloaded from a plane without any platform. Airborne troops of Russian army have indeed need a new vehicle to replace the 2S25 Sprut-SD that the "paras" have abandoned in 2010 after a fire on the vehicle after the military parade on Red Square, due to a fuel leakage.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 02:08 PM

 

Iranian Defence Ministry launches production line Herz Protector 9 mobile air defence system 2605131

Iranian Defence Ministry launches production line of Herz (Protector) 9 mobile air defence system
 

The Iranian Defense Ministry started mass-production of a highly mobile home-made air-defense system. The production line of the new system, Herz (Protector) 9, was inaugurated in a special ceremony attended by the country's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on the occasion of the liberation of Khorramshahr city from Iraqi occupation during the eight-year Iraqi imposed war in the 1980s.

The Iranian Defense Ministry started mass-production of a highly mobile home-made air-defense system. The production line of the new system, Herz (Protector) 9, was inaugurated in a special ceremony attended by the country's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on the occasion of the liberation of Khorramshahr city from Iraqi occupation during the eight-year Iraqi imposed war in the 1980s.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 09:08 AM

 

Spain is ready to supply weapons to Syrian opposition in order to protect civilians 2505131

Spain is ready to supply weapons to Syrian opposition in order to protect civilians
 

Spain supports arming Syrian opposition in order to protect civilians, said foreign minister Jose Manuel Spain is ready to supply the Syrian opposition with arms wherever and whenever it wants, he told a joint news conference with former chairman of the Syrian coalition of opposition forces Moath Al-Khateeb.

Spain supports arming Syrian opposition in order to protect civilians, said foreign minister Jose Manuel Spain is ready to supply the Syrian opposition with arms wherever and whenever it wants, he told a joint news conference with former chairman of the Syrian coalition of opposition forces Moath Al-Khateeb.
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Saturday, May 25, 2013 07:20 PM

 

South Korean Company Doosan delivers Tarantula 6x6 armoured vehicles to Indonesia 2405132

South Korean Company Doosan delivers Tarantula 6x6 armoured vehicles to Indonesia
 

South Korea's Doosan DST announced completion of production of the 6x6 armored combat vehicle Black Fox for the Indonesian Army. The 6X6 carries a crew of three, weighs 18 tons, has a maximum ground speed of about 95 km/h and a speed of nearly 8 km/h in water. Armaments include a 90mm gun and a 7.62mm machine gun.

South Korea's Doosan DST announced completion of production of the 6x6 armored combat vehicle Black Fox for the Indonesian Army. The 6X6 carries a crew of three, weighs 18 tons, has a maximum ground speed of about 95 km/h and a speed of nearly 8 km/h in water. Armaments include a 90mm gun and a 7.62mm machine gun.
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Friday, May 24, 2013 08:30 PM

 

Boeing unveils Phantom Badger Special Forces 4x4 tactical vehicle for V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft

Boeing unveils Phantom Badger Special Forces 4x4 tactical vehicle for V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft
 

The American Company Boeing unveils the Phantom Badger, a 4x4 light tactical vehicle, which is designed to be internally transported in the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The Phantom Badger is Boeing's proposal for a tactical vehicle that can be contained within the V-22 Osprey with just six inches of room on each side.

The American Company Boeing unveils the Phantom Badger, a 4x4 light tactical vehicle, which is designed to be internally transported in the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The Phantom Badger is Boeing's proposal for a tactical vehicle that can be contained within the V-22 Osprey with just six inches of room on each side.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013 09:40 PM

 

German army to get more high-protection Fuchs/Fox1A8 6x6 armoured vehicle from Rheinmetall 2205132

German army to get more high-protection Fuchs/Fox1A8 6x6 armoured vehicle from Rheinmetall
 

Rheinmetall will modernize 25 more Fuchs/Fox armoured transport vehicles for the Bundeswehr, substantially enhancing their level of protection. The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) in Koblenz recently awarded the contract, which is worth €36 million.

Rheinmetall will modernize 25 more Fuchs/Fox armoured transport vehicles for the Bundeswehr, substantially enhancing their level of protection. The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) in Koblenz recently awarded the contract, which is worth €36 million.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 07:49 PM

 

Turkish Company Katmerciler wants to sell its 4x4 armoured vehicle Pit-Bull VX to Azerbaijan 2105131

Turkish Company Katmerciler wants to sell its 4x4 armoured vehicle Pit-Bull VX to Azerbaijan
 

Armored patrol vehicle Pit-Bull VX, newly produced by Turkish Katmerciler company, will be presented in Azerbaijan, company representative Ramazan Dincer told APA (Azerbaijan Press Agency). The Turkish company would like to propose the vehicle for the border guards of Azerbaijan.

Armored patrol vehicle Pit-Bull VX, newly produced by Turkish Katmerciler company, will be presented in Azerbaijan, company representative Ramazan Dincer told APA (Azerbaijan Press Agency). The Turkish company would like to propose the vehicle for the border guards of Azerbaijan.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 08:35 PM

 

Lockheed Martin showcased its PAC-3 Air Defense System at IDEF 2013

Lockheed Martin showcased its PAC-3 Air Defense System at IDEF 2013
 

At IDEF 2013, the International Defense Exhibition in Turkey held from May 7th through 10th, Lockheed Martin showcased its PAC-3 air defense system to local and visiting delegations. Turkey is currently holding a tender for the procurement of a system that can meet the challenges of both air and missile defense. Systems from Russia, China and France are also taking part in the tender in addition to Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3.

At IDEF 2013, the International Defense Exhibition in Turkey held from May 7th through 10th, Lockheed Martin showcased its PAC-3 air defense system to local and visiting delegations. Turkey is currently holding a tender for the procurement of a system that can meet the challenges of both air and missile defense. Systems from Russia, China and France are also taking part in the tender in addition to Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3. Monday, May 20, 2013 10:26 PM

 

Following last Saturday's missile launches North Korea fired another short-range missile KN-02 20051

Following last Saturday's missile launches North Korea fired another short-range missile KN-02
 

South Korean officials condemned the launching of another short-range missile Sunday, May 19, 2013 by North Korea, saying the action was provocative. North Korea fired the missile Sunday afternoon into the ocean off the country's east coast, one day after the country fired three short-range missiles into the same body of water, Yonhap News Agency reported.

South Korean officials condemned the launching of another short-range missile Sunday, May 19, 2013 by North Korea, saying the action was provocative. North Korea fired the missile Sunday afternoon into the ocean off the country's east coast, one day after the country fired three short-range missiles into the same body of water, Yonhap News Agency reported.
Monday, May 20, 2013 10:26 AM

 

Iran will start production of its new local-made air defense system Herz Protector 9 2005131

Iran will start production of its new local-made air defense system Herz (Protector) 9
 

The production line of the new system, Herz (Protector) 9, will be inaugurated in a special ceremony attended by the country's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi tomorrow. Last Tuesday, the Iranian defense ministry announced that Iran plans to unveil five new defensive achievements in coming days.

The production line of the new air defense system, Herz (Protector) 9, will be inaugurated in a special ceremony attended by the country's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi tomorrow. Last Tuesday, the Iranian defense ministry announced that Iran plans to unveil five new defensive achievements in coming days.
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Monday, May 20, 2013 09:49 AM

 

Russian arms export agency Rosoboronexport wishes to deliver Pantsir air defence system to Brazil 19

Russian arms export agency Rosoboronexport wishes to deliver Pantsir air defence system to Brazil
 

Rosoboronexport, the Russian state arms export agency wishes to engage outside of official tenders, to deliver its air defense missile system Pantsir to Brazil, said Sergei Ladygine, head of the Russian delegation at the International Defence Exhibition, SITDEF 2013 which takes place in Lima, Peru.

Rosoboronexport, the Russian state arms export agency wishes to engage outside of official tenders, to deliver its air defense missile system Pantsir to Brazil, said Sergei Ladygine, head of the Russian delegation at the International Defence Exhibition, SITDEF 2013 which takes place in Lima, Peru.
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Sunday, May 19, 2013 06:03 PM

 

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