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September 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Airbus Defence and Space delivers new Joint Radio Systems to German Armed Forces

Airbus Defence and Space delivers new Joint Radio Systems to German Armed Forces
 
Airbus Defence and Space has developed and delivered a transmit/receive (T/R) module for the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr’s) software-controlled radio system after passing the final acceptance stage. The user will test nine broadband T/R modules, designed for the failure-free transmission of large volumes of data, in the overall system between now and the end of 2015.
Airbus Defence and Space has developed and delivered a transmit/receive (T/R) module for the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr’s) software-controlled radio system after passing the final acceptance stage. The user will test nine broadband T/R modules, designed for the failure-free transmission of large volumes of data, in the overall system between now and the end of 2015.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:38 AM
 

British army Watchkeeper UAS Unmanned Aerial system first operational flights in Afghanistan 3009145

British army Watchkeeper UAS Unmanned Aerial system first operational flights in Afghanistan
 
The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced September 29, 2014, the first operational flights in Afghanistan of Thales’s unmanned air system, Watchkeeper. The Thales Watchkeeper is a UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) especially designed to perform Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance missions
The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced September 29, 2014, the first operational flights in Afghanistan of Thales’s unmanned air system, Watchkeeper. The Thales Watchkeeper is a UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) especially designed to perform Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance missions.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:47 AM
 

Oshkosh Defense to modernize the USMC's Extended Boom Forklift fleet

Oshkosh Defense to modernize the USMC's Extended Boom Forklift fleet
 
The United States Marine Corps System Command has awarded Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation company, a five-year contract to modernize the service’s Extended Boom Forklift (EBFL) fleet. Under the contract Oshkosh will modernize 495 EBFLs and provide approximately 100 armored cabs as well as replacement parts.
The United States Marine Corps System Command has awarded Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation company, a five-year contract to modernize the service’s Extended Boom Forklift (EBFL) fleet. Under the contract Oshkosh will modernize 495 EBFLs and provide approximately 100 armored cabs as well as replacement parts.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:05 AM
 

Lockheed Martin to provide High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems launchers to UAE

Lockheed Martin to provide High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems launchers to UAE
 
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) Launchers and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 million. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control in Dallas, Texas.
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) Launchers and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 million. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control in Dallas, Texas.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:37 AM
 

Russian S-400 Triumf air defense systems to be supplied to 12 missile regiments by 2020

Russian S-400 Triumf air defense systems to be supplied to 12 missile regiments by 2020
 
New S-400 Triumf air defense systems will be supplied to 12 missile regiments of Russia’s Aerospace Defence Forces by 2020, their spokesperson, Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said on Monday, September 29. Until the end of this year, four S-400 regiments will be protecting Moscow and the Central Industrial District of Russia, he said.
New S-400 Triumf air defense systems will be supplied to 12 missile regiments of Russia’s Aerospace Defence Forces by 2020, their spokesperson, Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said on Monday, September 29. Until the end of this year, four S-400 regiments will be protecting Moscow and the Central Industrial District of Russia, he said.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 09:42 AM
 

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps tests new home-made military hardware

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps tests new home-made military hardware
 
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has put to the test new domestically designed and manufactured military hardware, including a high-explosive mine, a sniper rifle and a triple-barrel cannon. On Sunday, the IRGC Ground Forces also tested a remote-controlled roadside mine, dubbed “Ramait,” which is capable of destroying an armored column within a radius of 100-150 meters with high precision.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has put to the test new domestically designed and manufactured military hardware, including a high-explosive mine, a sniper rifle and a triple-barrel cannon. On Sunday, the IRGC Ground Forces also tested a remote-controlled roadside mine, dubbed “Ramait,” which is capable of destroying an armored column within a radius of 100-150 meters with high precision. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 09:06 AM
 

Poland's TELDAT and Raytheon Partner to Develop New Patriot Router

 Poland's TELDAT and Raytheon Partner to Develop New Patriot Router
 
Raytheon Company is partnering with TELDAT to develop and produce advanced militarized routers for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. TELDAT engineers and technicians will design, integrate and qualify this key communications networking technology for Patriot. Under the initial contract, the engineering teams from each company can begin design work and trade studies.
Raytheon Company is partnering with TELDAT to develop and produce advanced militarized routers for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. TELDAT engineers and technicians will design, integrate and qualify this key communications networking technology for Patriot. Under the initial contract, the engineering teams from each company can begin design work and trade studies.
Monday, September 29, 2014 05:06 PM
 

Bukkehave to supply Toyota Land Cruiser military trucks to 13 African Countries

Bukkehave to supply Toyota Land Cruiser military trucks to 13 African Countries
 
The US Army has contracted Florida-based defence equipment manufacturer Bukkehave Inc to manufacture and supply an unspecified number of Toyota Land Cruiser military truck variants and essential spares to the armed forces of 13 African countries as part of its expanded regional counter-terrorism programme for East, West and North Africa.
The US Army has contracted Florida-based defence equipment manufacturer Bukkehave Inc to manufacture and supply an unspecified number of Toyota Land Cruiser military truck variants and essential spares to the armed forces of 13 African countries as part of its expanded regional counter-terrorism programme for East, West and North Africa.
Monday, September 29, 2014 03:05 PM
 

German army starts training Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Bavaria

German army starts training Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Bavaria
 
Germany's army has started training 32 Kurdish peshmerga fighters at an army school in Bavaria to support them in their fight against Islamic State extremists. A spokesman for the German defense ministry said Sunday, September 28, that the 32 Kurdish fighters would stay in Germany until October 3 to receive weapons' training.
Germany's army has started training 32 Kurdish peshmerga fighters at an army school in Bavaria to support them in their fight against Islamic State extremists. A spokesman for the German defense ministry said Sunday, September 28, that the 32 Kurdish fighters would stay in Germany until October 3 to receive weapons' training.

Monday, September 29, 2014 10:37 AM
 

Barco on the verge of selling its aerospace and defense division

Barco on the verge of selling its aerospace and defense division
 
Belgian visual technology company Barco NV is on the verge of selling its aerospace and defense business to a U.S. industrial firm, local business daily De Tijd said on Monday, September 29. Barco, which makes digital cinema projectors and a variety of high-end screens, has said for at least a year that the business was not core and that it could be sold for the right price.
Belgian visual technology company Barco NV is on the verge of selling its aerospace and defense business to a U.S. industrial firm, local business daily De Tijd said on Monday, September 29. Barco, which makes digital cinema projectors and a variety of high-end screens, has said for at least a year that the business was not core and that it could be sold for the right price.
Monday, September 29, 2014 09:43 AM
 

About 500 U.S. soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division Big Red One will deploy to Iraq next month 29

About 500 U.S. soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division Big Red One will deploy to Iraq next month
 
U.S. soldiers from the "Big Red One" 1st Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Iraq next month from Fort Riley, Kansas, DOD officials announced September 25, 2014. "September 24, 2014, the secretary (of Defense) signed a deployment for about 500 Soldiers from 1st ID headquarters," Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said at a Pentagon news conference.
U.S. soldiers from the "Big Red One" 1st Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Iraq next month from Fort Riley, Kansas, DOD officials announced September 25, 2014. "September 24, 2014, the secretary (of Defense) signed a deployment for about 500 Soldiers from 1st ID headquarters," Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said at a Pentagon news conference.
Monday, September 29, 2014 08:57 AM
 

British RAF Tornado aircrafts conducted first reconnaissance flights in Iraq

British Tornado aircrafts conducted first reconnaissance flights in Iraq
 
British Tornado GR4 aircrafts, currently deployed in Cyprus, have been flying intelligence gathering missions over Iraq for a number of weeks. Today, following the British Parliamentary approval given yesterday, in company with other aircraft from the international coalition, two Tornados conducted armed reconnaissance operations over areas of Iraq where the terrorists threaten the civilian population.
British Tornado GR4 aircrafts, currently deployed in Cyprus, have been flying intelligence gathering missions over Iraq for a number of weeks. Today, following the British Parliamentary approval given Friday, September 26, in company with other aircraft from the international coalition, two Tornados conducted armed reconnaissance operations over areas of Iraq where the terrorists threaten the civilian population. Monday, September 29, 2014 09:01 AM
 

Iran has unveiled a new drone armed with air defense missile suitable for aerial combats 2809142

Iran has unveiled a new drone armed with air defense missile suitable for aerial combats
 
Iran has unveiled a new missile-equipped drone to boost its military arsenal, as part of events marking the end of its 1980-1988 war against Iraq. Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the Iranian forces are now capable of building different state-of-the-art missiles and drones.
Iran has unveiled a new missile-equipped drone to boost its military arsenal, as part of events marking the end of its 1980-1988 war against Iraq. Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the Iranian forces are now capable of building different state-of-the-art missiles and drones.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:10 AM
 

North Korea to develop road-mobile ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile that could threaten U.S.

North Korea to develop road-mobile ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile that could threaten U.S.
 
North Korea's military is taking steps to field a road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile that could threaten the United States, the head of American forces in the Pacific says. In an interview with Bloomberg Government, Admiral Locklear, commander of the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) delivered some information regarding North Korea’s unconventional yet threatening military capabilities.
North Korea's military is taking steps to field a road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile that could threaten the United States, the head of American forces in the Pacific says. In an interview with Bloomberg Government, Admiral Locklear, commander of the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) delivered some information regarding North Korea’s unconventional yet threatening military capabilities. Saturday, September 27, 2014 08:04 PM
 

United States approved major contract of MRAPs vehicles for UAE

United States approved major contract of MRAP vehicles for UAE
 
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2.5 billion. The principal contractors will be Navistar Defense in Lisle, Illinois; BAE Systems in Sealy, Texas; and Oshkosh Defense in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2.5 billion. The principal contractors will be Navistar Defense in Lisle, Illinois; BAE Systems in Sealy, Texas; and Oshkosh Defense in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 04:47 PM
 

Belgium ready to join U.S.-led coalition with F-16 fighters to combat Islamic State in Iraq 2709141

Belgium ready to join U.S.-led coalition with F-16 fighters to combat Islamic State in Iraq
 
Belgium's plan to send six fighter jets to join a U.S.-led coalition to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq won parliamentary approval on Friday, September 26, 2014. Even before the vote took place, the six F-16s took off from a Belgian air base headed for Araxos in Greece, a staging post on their way to Jordan, where they will be based from Saturday.
Belgium's plan to send six fighter jets to join a U.S.-led coalition to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq won parliamentary approval on Friday, September 26, 2014. Even before the vote took place, the six F-16s took off from a Belgian air base headed for Araxos in Greece, a staging post on their way to Jordan, where they will be based from Saturday.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 08:06 AM
 

Chilean Army introduced new assault rifles during national military parade

Chilean Army introduced new assault rifles during national military parade
 
On September 19 was held at the Ellipse O'Higgins Park, Santiago, a Military Parade where the Chilean Army first introduced the new chilean assault rifles IWI ACE GALIL 22 NC and FN Herstal SCAR L. The parade was attended by 8,435 troops, including 4,613 members of the Army, 1,008 from Navy, 1,099 of the Chilean Air Force (FACH) and 1,715 carabinieri.
On September 19 was held at the Ellipse O'Higgins Park, Santiago, a Military Parade where the Chilean Army first introduced the new chilean assault rifles IWI ACE GALIL 22 NC and FN Herstal SCAR L. The parade was attended by 8,435 troops, including 4,613 members of the Army, 1,008 from Navy, 1,099 of the Chilean Air Force (FACH) and 1,715 carabinieri.
Friday, September 26, 2014 04:52 PM
 

UkrOboronProm unveiled first home-made surface-to-air missile Alta

UkrOboronProm unveiled first home-made surface-to-air missile Alta
 
Ukraine on Friday, September 26, presented the first indigenous surface-to-air missile Alta, reports the Ukrainian public consortium Ukroboronprom. "The versatile missile Alta, the first missile designed entirely in Ukraine that uses a dual guidance, aroused the greatest interest" of visitors at the international exhibition "Weapons and Security 2014", which takes place in Kiev from September 24 to 27, announced the consortium in a statement.
Ukraine on Friday, September 26, presented the first indigenous surface-to-air missile Alta, reports the Ukrainian public consortium Ukroboronprom. "The versatile missile Alta, the first missile designed entirely in Ukraine that uses a dual guidance, aroused the greatest interest" of visitors at the international exhibition "Weapons and Security 2014", which takes place in Kiev from September 24 to 27, announced the consortium in a statement. Friday, September 26, 2014 02:42 PM
 

Ruselectronics develops new TsSS Yantar-T IP closed digital communications system

 Ruselectronics develops new TsSS Yantar-T IP closed digital communications system
 
The Omsk Research and Development Institute of Instrument Engineering, which is a subsidiary of Ruselectronics, has developed a new Russian closed digital wireless communications system, the TsSS Yantar-T IP (which is compliant with the TETRA Standard) in order to meet the needs of Russian special services.
The Omsk Research and Development Institute of Instrument Engineering, which is a subsidiary of Ruselectronics, has developed a new Russian closed digital wireless communications system, the TsSS Yantar-T IP (which is compliant with the TETRA Standard) in order to meet the needs of Russian special services.

Friday, September 26, 2014 11:19 AM
 

Cooperation of Russia and NATO in Afghanistan halted

Russia halted cooperation with NATO in Afghanistan
 
The cooperation of Russia and NATO in Afghanistan has been halted, including a helicopter project, Russia’s envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko told russian news agency RIA Novosti on Thursday, September 25. "NATO has walked away from these projects and adheres to this decision," Grushko said, specifying that the helicopter project was also halted.
The cooperation of Russia and NATO in Afghanistan has been halted, including a helicopter project, Russia’s envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko told russian news agency RIA Novosti on Thursday, September 25. "NATO has walked away from these projects and adheres to this decision," Grushko said, specifying that the helicopter project was also halted.
Friday, September 26, 2014 10:42 AM
 

European Union to strenghten its defense industry

European Union to strenghten its defense industry
 
The European Union (EU) said on Wednesday, September 24, defence should remain a priority on the EU agenda due to increasing instability, especially in the EU neighbourhood, and constant budget cuts in EU Member States. The EU said in a statement that EU defense will be one of the main topics in the first Competitiveness Council under the mandate of the Italian EU Presidency, which will take place in Brussels on Sept. 25-26.
The European Union (EU) said on Wednesday, September 24, defence should remain a priority on the EU agenda due to increasing instability, especially in the EU neighbourhood, and constant budget cuts in EU Member States. The EU said in a statement that EU defense will be one of the main topics in the first Competitiveness Council under the mandate of the Italian EU Presidency, which is taking place in Brussels on Sept. 25-26. Friday, September 26, 2014 10:07 AM
 

Pakistan successfully test-fires short-range surface-to-surface missile Hatf IX

Pakistan successfully test-fires short-range surface-to-surface missile Hatf IX
 
Pakistan on Friday, September 26, conducted a successful test fire of Short Range Surface to Surface Missile Hatf IX (NASR), the ISPR reported. The test fire was conducted with successive launches of 4 Missiles from a Multi Tube Launcher with Salvo Mode.
Pakistan on Friday, September 26, conducted a successful test fire of Short-Range Surface-to-Surface Missile Hatf IX (NASR), the ISPR reported. The test fire was conducted with successive launches of 4 Missiles from a Multi Tube Launcher with Salvo Mode.

Friday, September 26, 2014 09:45 AM
 

Ukraine volunteer forces could purchase decommissioned British armoured vehicles AT105 Saxon 2509146

Ukraine volunteer forces could purchase decommissioned British armoured vehicles AT105 Saxon
 
According the Ukrainian website Autoconsulting, an agreement was signed to supply 50 British designed 4x4 armoured vehicles AT105 Saxon to Ukraine for volunteer forces in the country. Each vehicle could cost $57,000, with a total amount for the contract around $2.85 million.
According the Ukrainian website Autoconsulting, an agreement was signed to supply 50 British designed 4x4 armoured vehicles AT105 Saxon to Ukraine for volunteer forces in the country. Each vehicle could cost $57,000, with a total amount for the contract around $2.85 million.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014 08:06 PM
 

Netherlands to send F-16s and personnel to help US-led coalition in fight against IS

Netherlands to send F-16s and personnel to help US-led coalition in fight against IS
 
The Dutch government has decided to send six F-16 fighter jets to Iraq to help the US-led international coalition in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher said Wednesday, September 24.
The Dutch government has decided to send six F-16 fighter jets to Iraq to help the US-led international coalition in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher said Wednesday, September 24.


Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:07 AM
 

United States Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq 2509141

United States Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq
 
As the U.S. expands its war against the Islamic State, the Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq. An official announcement is expected in the coming days. But U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recently confirmed the Army "will send another division headquarters to Iraq to control what we're doing there, a small headquarters."
As the U.S. expands its war against the Islamic State, the Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq. An official announcement is expected in the coming days. But U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recently confirmed the Army "will send another division headquarters to Iraq to control what we're doing there, a small headquarters."
Thursday, September 25, 2014 08:15 AM
 

Israel to boost defense spending by 10% in 2015

Israel to boost defense spending by 10% in 2015
 
According to RT, the Israeli PM and Finance Minister have agreed to boost the military budget by 10 percent in 2015 and and will reach 57 billion shekels (or $15.5 billion), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said on Wednesday, September 24.
According to RT, the Israeli PM and Finance Minister have agreed to boost the military budget by 10 percent in 2015 and and will reach 57 billion shekels (or $15.5 billion), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said on Wednesday, September 24.


Thursday, September 25, 2014 09:01 AM
 

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