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September 2012 Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news
 
 
 
 

Russian Armed Forces tested new Future Soldier equipment Ratnik during Caucasus-2012 3003122

Russian Armed Forces tested new Future Soldier equipment Ratnik during Caucasus-2012
 

The Russian Armed Forces were testing a high-tech equipment designed for future soldiers named Ratnik (Warrior), Russia 's Defense Ministry. A Russian "soldier of the future" would be equipped with devices to withstand unfriendly environments, weapons of mass destruction, non-lethal weapons and other items, ministry spokesman Nikolai Donyushkin said.

The Russian Armed Forces were testing a high-tech equipment designed for future soldiers named Ratnik (Warrior), Russia 's Defense Ministry. A Russian "soldier of the future" would be equipped with devices to withstand unfriendly environments, weapons of mass destruction, non-lethal weapons and other items, ministry spokesman Nikolai Donyushkin said.
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 11:57 AM

 

Iranian Army Research Center presents the new Neinava 4x4 light tactical truck vehicle 2909126

Iranian Army Research Center presents the new Neinava 4x4 light tactical truck vehicle
 

Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan unveiled the new Neinava 4x4 light tactical vehicle in a ceremony at the Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization of the Iranian Army, Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan unveiled the new Neinava 4x4 light tactical vehicle in a ceremony at the Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization of the Iranian Army, Saturday, September 29, 2012.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012, 02:19 PM

 

Iran unveils the new home-made 14.5mm Sniper rifle Shaher at Research Center of Iranian Army 2909125

Iran unveils the new home-made 14.5mm Sniper rifle Shaher at Research Center of Iranian Army
 

The Iranian Army Ground Force on Saturday, September 29, 2012 unveiled a new sniper rifle 14.5mm caliber called Shaher during a ceremony at the Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization of the Iranian Army.

The Iranian Army Ground Force on Saturday, September 29, 2012 unveiled a new sniper rifle 14.5mm caliber called Shaher during a ceremony at the Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization of the Iranian Army.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012, 01:39 PM

 

New MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System Tornado-G and Tornado-S for Russian army in 2015 2909124

New MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System Tornado-G and Tornado-S for Russian army in 2015
 

New Russian MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System Tornado-G and Tornado-G will be delivered to the Russian Army by 2015, said Friday, September 28, 2012, during an interview with RIA Novosti, the commander of the Russian Army, Vladimir Tchirkine.

New Russian MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System Tornado-G and Tornado-G will be delivered to the Russian Army by 2015, said Friday, September 28, 2012, during an interview with RIA Novosti, the commander of the Russian Army, Vladimir Tchirkine.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012, 11:33 AM

 

Russian army will be soon equipped with a wheeled tanks produced locally 2909123

Russian army will be soon equipped with a wheeled tanks produced locally
 

The Russian army will be soon equipped with a wheeled tanks produced locally, said Friday, September 28, 2012, in an interview with RIA Novosti, the commander of the Army Vladimir Tchirkine.

The Russian army will be soon equipped with a wheeled tanks produced locally, said Friday, September 28, 2012, in an interview with RIA Novosti, the commander of the Russian Army Vladimir Tchirkine.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10:15 AM

 

Iran optimizes S-200 air defense missile to be used against high and medium altitude targets 2909122

Iran optimizes S-200 air defense missile to be used against high and medium altitude targets
 

Iranian defense experts are modifying certain features of S-200 anti-aircraft missile system to give it a dual use to hit both high and mid-altitude targets, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced.

Iranian defense experts are modifying certain features of S-200 anti-aircraft missile air defense system to give it a dual use to hit both high and mid-altitude targets, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012, 08:54 AM

 

General Dynamics awarded U.S. Army contract for development of tank Abrams modernization 2909121

General Dynamics awarded U.S. Army contract for development of tank Abrams modernization
 

The U.S. Army TACOM Contracting Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), an eight-year, $395 million contract for research, development and testing in preparation for the Abrams main battle tank Engineering Change Proposal 1 (ECP1) production.

The U.S. Army TACOM Contracting Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), an eight-year, $395 million contract for research, development and testing in preparation for the Abrams main battle tank Engineering Change Proposal 1 (ECP1) production.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012, 08:00 AM

 

African Union forces with Somali troops take control of Kismayo Islamist rebel city Somalia 2809122

African Union forces with Somali troops take control of Kismayo Islamist rebel city in Somalia
 

African Union (AU) forces with Kenyan and Somali troops have launched a beach assault and taken control of parts of Kismayo, the last major Islamist militant bastion in southern Somalia, Kenya's military says. The port city has been a stronghold of the al-Qaeda-aligned group al-Shabab.

African Union (AU) forces with Kenyan and Somali troops have launched a beach assault and taken control of parts of Kismayo, the last major Islamist militant bastion in southern Somalia, Kenya's military says. The port city has been a stronghold of the al-Qaeda-aligned group al-Shabab.
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Friday, September 28, 2012, 09:20 AM

 

Ukrainian Company Malyshev will start the production of Oplot T-84 tanks for Thailand 2809121

Ukrainian Company Malyshev will start the production of Oplot T-84 tanks for Thailand
 

The Kharkiv-based Malyshev Plant announced plans to produce by the end of the year the first batch of five T-84 Oplot tanks for the Thai Army. Overall, under the contract the Ukrainian company will make 49 tanks worth over USD 200 million, Volodymyr Mazin, a representative of the Ukroboronprom SE's director general.

The Kharkiv-based Malyshev Plant announced plans to produce by the end of the year the first batch of five T-84 Oplot tanks for the Thai Army. Overall, under the contract the Ukrainian company will make 49 tanks worth over USD 200 million, Volodymyr Mazin, a representative of the Ukroboronprom SE's director general.
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Friday, September 28, 2012, 08:00 AM

 

Iranian Army shows latest generation of ballistic missile Qadr F military exhibition Tehran 2709125

Iranian Army shows latest generation of ballistic missile Qadr F at military exhibition in Tehran
 

The Iranian Armed Forces showcased the country's latest defensive capabilities, including the Qadr F an advanced ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers.

The Iranian Armed Forces showcased the country's latest defensive capabilities, including the Qadr F an advanced ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012, 06:07 PM

 

Some Arab countries are ready to support an Arab peacekeeping force in Syria 2709123

Some Arab countries are ready to support an Arab peacekeeping force in Syria
 

Arab ministers have met with UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, and Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki said later his country could support an Arab peacekeeping force in Syria.

Arab ministers have met with UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, and Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki said later his country could support an Arab peacekeeping force in Syria.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012, 12:44 AM

 

United States Army places new orders for SAAB Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system 2709122

United States Army places new orders for SAAB Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system
 

Defence and security company Saab has signed a new contract with the U.S. Army for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. This marks the second time the U.S. Army has bought the 84mm recoilless rifle system to equip its forces

Defence and security company Saab has signed a new contract with the U.S. Army for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. This marks the second time the U.S. Army has bought the 84mm recoilless rifle system to equip its forces.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012, 09:24 AM

 

RUAG presents ARTOR and Vehicle Robotic Kit unmanned vehicles at M-ELROB event 2709121

RUAG presents ARTOR and Vehicle Robotic Kit unmanned vehicles at M-ELROB event
 

RUAG will be attending the M-ELROB event with the ARTOR (Autonomous Rough-Terrain Outdoor Robot) and the Technology demonstrator based on an EAGLE 4x4 featuring the RUAG Vehicle Robotic Kit presented in partnership with specialists from universities and industry.

RUAG will be attending the M-ELROB event with the ARTOR (Autonomous Rough-Terrain Outdoor Robot) and the Technology demonstrator based on an EAGLE 4x4 featuring the RUAG Vehicle Robotic Kit presented in partnership with specialists from universities and industry.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012, 08:46 AM

 

Spanish Company Expal to establish a new demilitarization ammunition line in Brazil 2609124

Spanish Company Expal to establish a new demilitarization ammunition line in Brazil
 

EXPAL has been awarded the tender for the implementation and management of a demilitarization line in Brazil. The project will be run in collaboration with EMGEPRON, State-owned company of the Brazilian Navy.

EXPAL has been awarded the tender for the implementation and management of a demilitarization line in Brazil. The project will be run in collaboration with EMGEPRON, State-owned company of the Brazilian Navy.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 12:11 AM

 

Iran unveils new drone Shahed 129 with a maximum range of 2,000 km that can target Israel 2609123

Iran unveils new drone Shahed 129 with a maximum range of 2,000 km that can target Israel
 

Iran has deployed a domestic-built reconnaissance drone with a 24 hour flight capability. That’s according to a senior Revolutionary Guard commander during interview aired on State TV. The general, who heads the Guard’s aerospace division, said the drone named Shahed, or Witness, 129, has a range of around 2,000 kilometres.

Iran has deployed a domestic-built reconnaissance drone with a 24 hour flight capability. That’s according to a senior Revolutionary Guard commander during interview aired on State TV. The general, who heads the Guard’s aerospace division, said the drone named Shahed, or Witness, 129, has a range of around 2,000 kilometres.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 11:22 AM

 

Germany and France could accept the merger of Airbus-EADS and British BAE Systems companies 2609122

Germany and France could accept the merger of Airbus-EADS and British BAE Systems companies
 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande held talks in the southwestern German town of Ludwigsburg on Saturday to mark former French president Charles De Gaulle's speech, while the EADS/BAE merger and eurozone banking union weigh heavily on the agenda of the largely ceremonial meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande held talks in the southwestern German town of Ludwigsburg on Saturday to mark former French president Charles De Gaulle's speech, while the EADS/BAE merger and eurozone banking union weigh heavily on the agenda of the largely ceremonial meeting.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 10:10 AM

 

South Korea government approves sending of more troops in Afghanistan 2609121

South Korea government approves sending of more troops in Afghanistan
 

South Korea's Cabinet on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, endorsed a plan to extend the deployment of some of its troops tasked with protecting aid workers in strife-torn Afghanistan.

South Korea's Cabinet on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, endorsed a plan to extend the deployment of some of its troops tasked with protecting aid workers in strife-torn Afghanistan.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 08:29 AM

 
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Oshkosh Defense unveils new S-ATV Special Purpose All-Terrain vehicle Modern Day Marine 2012 2509123

Oshkosh Defense unveils new S-ATV Special Purpose All-Terrain vehicle Modern Day Marine 2012
 

Expanding its portfolio of light military vehicles, Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is unveiling its new Special Purpose All-Terrain Vehicle (S-ATV) designed for unconventional and reconnaissance missions at Modern Day Marine 2012, Sept. 25-27 in Quantico, Va.

Expanding its portfolio of light military vehicles, Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is unveiling its new Special Purpose All-Terrain Vehicle (S-ATV) designed for unconventional and reconnaissance missions at Modern Day Marine 2012, Sept. 25-27 in Quantico, Va.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 12:24 AM

 

Iran successfully test-fired its new home-made Ra'd air defence system with Ta'er missiles 2509122

Iran successfully test-fired its new home-made Ra'd air defence system with Ta'er missiles
 

The Islamic Revolution Guards Crops (IRGC) successfully test-fired the home-made Ra'd air defense missile shield on Monday, September 24, 2012. A report aired by Iran's state-run TV on Monday evening showed footages of the test-fire during a military exercise by the IRGC Aerospace force.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Crops (IRGC) successfully test-fired the home-made Ra'd air defense missile shield on Monday, September 24, 2012. A report aired by Iran's state-run TV on Monday evening showed footages of the test-fire during a military exercise by the IRGC Aerospace force.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 11:31 AM

 

Iran unveils Howeize light tracked armored and Talaeiyeh wheeled armored personnel carrier 2509121

Iran unveils Howeize light tracked armored and Talaeiyeh wheeled armored personnel carrier
 

Iran on Monday, September 24, 2012, unveiled the Howeize a light tracked armoured vehicle and the Talaeiyeh an armored personnel carrier as part of its broader plan for increasing mobility of its armed forces.

Iran on Monday, September 24, 2012, unveiled the Howeize a light tracked armoured vehicle and the Talaeiyeh an armored personnel carrier as part of its broader plan for increasing mobility of its armed forces.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 10:16 AM

 

Iran displays for first time new air defense system Rad with Taer missiles Tehran parade 2309123

Iran displays for the first time it's new air defense system Ra'd with Taer missiles at Tehran parade
 

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) displayed a highly advanced air defense shield, called 'Ra'd', during military parades in Southern Tehran on Friday, September 21, 2012. According to IRGC Air Defense Unit, the highly-advanced home-made Ra'd (Thunder) air defense system is equipped with 'Taer' (Bird) missiles, which can trace and hit targets 50km in distance and 75,000f in altitude.

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) displayed a highly advanced air defense shield, called 'Ra'd', during military parades in Southern Tehran on Friday, September 21, 2012. According to IRGC Air Defense Unit, the highly-advanced home-made Ra'd (Thunder) air defense system is equipped with 'Taer' (Bird) missiles, which can trace and hit targets 50km in distance and 75,000f in altitude.
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 02:21 PM

 

New optimized Iranian version of Russian-made S-200 unveiled during military parade Tehran 2309122

New optimized Iranian version of Russian-made S-200 unveiled during military parade in Tehran
 

The Iranian Armed Forces displayed an optimized version of the Russian-made S-200 long-range air defense system during the military parades in Tehran, Friday, September 21, 2012. The S-200 systems were displayed along with other air-defense systems, missiles and radars in the annual September 21 parades.

The Iranian Armed Forces displayed an optimized version of the Russian-made S-200 long-range air defense system during the military parades in Tehran, Friday, September 21, 2012. The S-200 systems were displayed along with other air-defense systems, missiles and radars in the annual September 21 parades.
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Sunday, September 23, 2012, 01:55 PM

 

Iran displays a new version of Zelzal rocket during the military parade September Tehran 2309121

Iran displays a new version of Zelzal rocket during the military parade of September in Tehran
 

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) displayed an optimized version of the Zelzal rockets during the military parades in Tehran on Friday, September 21, 2012. The Zelzal rockets were displayed along with a host of other missiles and air-defense systems during the annual September 21 parades, marking the start of the Week of Sacred Defense.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) displayed an optimized version of the Zelzal rockets during the military parades in Tehran on Friday, September 21, 2012. The Zelzal rockets were displayed along with a host of other missiles and air-defense systems during the annual September 21 parades, marking the start of the Week of Sacred Defense.
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 12:31 AM

 

BAE Systems South Africa and Golden Group of UAE strengthen their commercial activity 2209124

BAE Systems South Africa and Golden Group of UAE strengthen their commercial activity
 

BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa recently signed a teaming agreement with International Golden Group (IGG) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This agreement testifies to the strength of the ongoing relationship between the two companies. The company secured a contract with IGG in 2011 for the RG31 Agrab Mk2 Mobile Mortar Platform (MMP) mine protected vehicles.

BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa recently signed a teaming agreement with International Golden Group (IGG) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This agreement testifies to the strength of the ongoing relationship between the two companies. The company secured a contract with IGG in 2011 for the RG31 Agrab Mk2 Mobile Mortar Platform (MMP) mine protected vehicles.
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 10:39 PM

 

Denmark would want to procure 18 Caesar artillery systems from France 1909121

Denmark would want to procure 18 Caesar artillery systems from France
 

According to French financial newspaper La Tribune, Denmark made a request to France to purchase 18 Caesar wheeled self-propelled howitzer. The deal, still in negociation stage, is estimated at 90 Millions Euros.

According to French financial newspaper La Tribune, Denmark made a request to France to purchase 18 Caesar wheeled self-propelled howitzer. The deal, still in negociation stage, is estimated at 90 Millions Euros.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 09:23 AM

 

Indonesia ready to purchase 50 Marder 1A3 armoured infantry fighting vehicle from Germany 1809124

Indonesia ready to purchase 50 Marder 1A3 armoured infantry fighting vehicle from Germany
 

After the purchase plan of 103 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks from Germany, the Indonesian Defense Ministry on Thursday, September 13, 2012, stated that it would buy another 50 Marder 1A3 tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicles and 10 supporting tanks from the same country by September.

After the purchase plan of 103 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks from Germany, the Indonesian Defense Ministry on Thursday, September 13, 2012, stated that it would buy another 50 Marder 1A3 tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicles and 10 supporting tanks from the same country by September.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 08:23 PM

 

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