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March 2008
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United States Back top page
Textron Marine & Land Awarded $58 Million for 82 Additional Armored Knight Vehicles.

The M1200 Armored Knight is an ASV variant equipped with a sensor package that is used to locate and designate targets for indirect fire and laser guided weapons. The Armored Knight is the only system in production with target accuracy equivalent to the delivery accuracies of today's precision-guided munitions, such as JDAM and Excalibur. The specially configured ASV is used by Field Artillery Combat Observation and Lasing Teams (COLT) to carry out its missions.
28 March 2008

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Italy Back top page
NATO peacekeeper from Italian army make the security in the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica.

A NATO peacekeeper from Italy stands near an armoured vehicle as he guards the entrance of the U.N. court compound in the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica March 27, 2008.
27 March 2008

Italian Puma 6x6 Army Italy wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture

 

 

Iraq Back top page
Clashes between Iraqi security forces and the Mahdi Army in Diwaniya.

Iraqi policemen take up position on a road during clashes between Iraqi security forces and the Mahdi Army in Diwaniya, 180 km (112 miles) south of Baghdad March 27, 2008. Iraq's U.S.-backed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki vowed on Thursday security forces would battle Shi'ite militia in Basra "to the end" despite thousands of protesters marching to demand his resignation.
27 March 2008

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Bangladesh Back top page
Military parade in Dhaka for the National Day celebrations.

An army tank moves past the pictures of national heroes during the 37th Independence and National Day celebrations in Dhaka March 26, 2008
27 March 2008

Bangladesh army T-55 main battle tank picture Bangladesh army soldier picture

 

 

Comors Back top page
The Comoros government seized control of the capital of a rebel-held island off the southeast coast of Africa.

Comoros National Army of Development (AND) soldiers, backed by Tanzanian African Union (AU) troops, move towards a small pocket of resistance in Anjouan, Comoros,Tuesday March 25 2008. The Comoros government seized control of the capital of a rebel-held island off the southeast coast of Africa, but sporadic fighting persisted as troops flushed out pockets of resistance and searched for the renegade colonel seeking the island's independence
25 March 2008

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Israel Back top page
Elbit Systems to supply Skylark® I UAV to France's Special Forces

France's selection of the Skylark® attests to its ability to meet the sophisticated challenges of the modern battle field. Elbit Systems considers this agreement with France's Special Forces as a milestone in entering the French market and believes that it will be followed by further agreements with European NATO member countries.The Skylark®, advanced mini-UAV, is a unique man-pack configuration designed for day and night observation and data collection “beyond the hill” up to distances of 10 km.
25 March 2008

Israeli Skylark Elbit Systems UAV unmanned aerial vehicle picture Israeli Skylark Elbit Systems UAV unmanned aerial vehicle picture

 

 

Pakistan Back top page
Pakistani military parade during the National Day in Islamabad.

Soldiers drive the Pakistan-made tank, Al-Zarar, during the National Day military parade in Islamabad March 23, 2008. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf assured full support to the incoming government on Sunday, a day after the party of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto nominated the country's next prime minister.
23 March 2008

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Turkey Back top page
Kurdish protesters throw stones at an Turkish armoured police vehicle during clashes after the Newroz day celebrations.

Kurdish protesters throw stones at an armoured police vehicle during clashes after the Newroz day celebrations in the southeastern Turkish town of Yuksekova March 23, 2008. A Kurdish man was killed on Sunday during clashes with Turkish police in the southeastern city of Yuksekova, hospital officials said, in the second day of violence between Kurdish demonstrators and police. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan.
23 March 2008

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Germany Back top page
Rheinmetall takes over Stork PWV, expanding its leading role in European army technology

The Rheinmetall Group of Dusseldorf has taken over Stork PWV B.V. from its parent company Stork N.V. of the Netherlands. The takeover strengthens Rheinmetall's position as Europe's leading supplier of systems and equipment for ground forces.It also reinforces Rheinmetall's role in the Boxer programme, one of the largest armoured vehicle projects in Europe. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The acquisition still requires approval from the relevant competition authorities. Rheinmetall currently holds a 14% stake as a joint venture partner in Artec GmbH of Munich, the company that developed the Boxer armoured vehicle for the German and Dutch armed forces. The takeover, which includes PWV's share in Artec, increases Rheinmetall's interest in the company to 64%.Stork PWV is responsible for the Dutch share of the Boxer programme, which is worth around EUR500 million and encompasses the development and production of 200 vehicles for the Royal Netherlands Army. Rheinmetall is producing 85 of the 272 vehicles ordered by Germany's Bundeswehr, representing EUR212 million for the Dusseldorf-based company, which is also in charge of supplying the electronic components in all of the German and Dutch vehicles, generating an additional EUR60 million in sales.
20 March 2008

Boxer wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture . The Rheinmetall Group of Dusseldorf has taken over Stork PWV B.V. from its parent company Stork N.V. of the Netherlands. The takeover strengthens Rheinmetall's position as Europe's leading supplier of systems and equipment for ground forces.It also reinforces Rheinmetall's role in the Boxer programme, one of the largest armoured vehicle projects in Europe. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The acquisition still requires approval from the relevant competition authorities. Rheinmetall currently holds a 14% stake as a joint venture partner in Artec GmbH of Munich, the company that developed the Boxer armoured vehicle for the German and Dutch armed forces. The takeover, which includes PWV's share in Artec, increases Rheinmetall's interest in the company to 64%.Stork PWV is responsible for the Dutch share of the Boxer programme, which is worth around EUR500 million and encompasses the development and production of 200 vehicles for the Royal Netherlands Army. Rheinmetall is producing 85 of the 272 vehicles ordered by Germany's Bundeswehr, representing EUR212 million for the Dusseldorf-based company, which is also in charge of supplying the electronic components in all of the German and Dutch vehicles, generating an additional EUR60 million in sales. Boxer wheeled armoured personnel carrier picture . The Rheinmetall Group of Dusseldorf has taken over Stork PWV B.V. from its parent company Stork N.V. of the Netherlands. The takeover strengthens Rheinmetall's position as Europe's leading supplier of systems and equipment for ground forces.It also reinforces Rheinmetall's role in the Boxer programme, one of the largest armoured vehicle projects in Europe. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The acquisition still requires approval from the relevant competition authorities. Rheinmetall currently holds a 14% stake as a joint venture partner in Artec GmbH of Munich, the company that developed the Boxer armoured vehicle for the German and Dutch armed forces. The takeover, which includes PWV's share in Artec, increases Rheinmetall's interest in the company to 64%.Stork PWV is responsible for the Dutch share of the Boxer programme, which is worth around EUR500 million and encompasses the development and production of 200 vehicles for the Royal Netherlands Army. Rheinmetall is producing 85 of the 272 vehicles ordered by Germany's Bundeswehr, representing EUR212 million for the Dusseldorf-based company, which is also in charge of supplying the electronic components in all of the German and Dutch vehicles, generating an additional EUR60 million in sales.
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United States Back top page
General Dynamics Awarded $33 Million for Stryker-Related Work.

General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $33 million contract for work associated with the Stryker Mobile Gun and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance variants. The contract, announced March 5, will fund engineering and manufacturing for the two Stryker variants. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Mich., and London, Ontario, Canada, by existing General Dynamics employees and is expected be completed by Dec. 31, 2010.
19 March 2008

US Army Stryker Mobile gun system wheeled armoured vehicle picture . General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $33 million contract for work associated with the Stryker Mobile Gun and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance variants. The contract, announced March 5, will fund engineering and manufacturing for the two Stryker variants. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Mich., and London, Ontario, Canada, by existing General Dynamics employees and is expected be completed by Dec. 31, 2010. US Army Stryker NBC reconnaissance  . General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $33 million contract for work associated with the Stryker Mobile Gun and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance variants. The contract, announced March 5, will fund engineering and manufacturing for the two Stryker variants. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Mich., and London, Ontario, Canada, by existing General Dynamics employees and is expected be completed by Dec. 31, 2010.
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Israel Back top page
Plasan Has Delivered Armor for 1,955 Life Saving MRAP Vehicles.

Plasan was originally chosen by Navistar International Corporation’s military subsidiary, international Military and Government LLC (IMG), to provide armor for 1,955 vehicles to the U.S. Marine Corps for delivery by the end of February 2008. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, MRAP vehicles are required to increase survivability and mobility of troops operating in hazardous fire zone areas. New orders for an additional 2,500 units will also be armored by Plasan
19 March 2008

International MaxxPro MRAP wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier picture

 

 

Serbia Back top page
Serb demonstrators on Monday attacked international peacekeepers with rocks, grenades and Molotov cocktails.

A Kosovo Serb waves a Spanish flag at Spanish KFOR soldiers in military vehicle in the northern Serb-dominated part of the ethnically divided town of Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Serb demonstrators on Monday attacked international peacekeepers with rocks, grenades and Molotov cocktails as U.N. police removed protesters from inside the courthouse. The two sides traded gunfire in clashes that wounded more than 60 U.N. and NATO forces and 70 protesters.
18 March 2008

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Greece Back top page
Three soldiers aboard a helicopter died in the crash some 20 kilometres east of Thessaloniki.

Greek military personnel sift through the wreckage of an army helicopter near Thessaloniki March 18, 2008. All three soldiers aboard the helicopter died in the crash some 20 kilometres east of the city. Greek military personnel carry the body of a soldier who died in an army helicopter crash near ThessalonikiMarch 18, 2008. All three soldiers aboard the helicopter died in the crash some 20 kilometres east of the city.
18 March 2008

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China Back top page
Chinese army with armoured vehicle in the street of Tibetan capital Lhasa.

Chinese armoured military vehicles line a street in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, on March 15, a day after violent protests broke out following days of demonstrations against Chinese rule. Tibet's exiled government said Saturday that about 80 people had been killed during unrest in Lhasa, as Chinese troops locked down the city amid fierce international scrutiny ahead of the Olympics.
16 March 2008

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Philippine Back top page
Army troops with armoured vehicles are on standby in Manila.

Government troops and their armoured vehicles are on standby at the military headquarters in Manila March 14, 2008. Thousands of protesters held a rally on Friday calling for the ouster of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
14 March 2008

Philippines army Simba wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier picture
 
 

Luxembourg Back top page
KMW supplies 48 DINGO 2 to Luxembourg's armed forces

The Luxembourg Army’s Protected Reconnaissance Vehicle (PRV) contract called for a tactical reconnaissance vehicle “that is particularly well suited to allied operations” such as NATO’s ISAF mission in Afghanistan. The winner would have to balance interoperability, mobility, protection, and observation needs. With mine-resistant vehicles emerging as a basic requirement for all international deployments, and neighbors Belgium and Germany already committed to KMW’s Dingo 2, it’s hardly surprising that competition manager NAMSA (NATO’s Maintenance & Supply Agency) selected the Dingo 2 as the platform, and European defense electronics giant Thales Group as the prime contractor. Thales and KMW will deliver 48 vehicles and their electronics by the end of 2010.
11 March 2008

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United Arab Emirates Back top page
Joint military exercise between, France, Qatar end United Arab Emirates in the Abu Dhabi desert.

Armoured vehicles are seen during joint war games between France, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in the Abu Dhabi desert March 5, 2008
05 March 2008

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Venezuela Back top page
The Venezuela army wit armoured vehicles is positioned on the border with Colombia.

A Venezuelan armoured car is positioned on the border with Colombia. The United States on Wednesday played down Venezuela's troop buildup near the border with Colombia by saying Caracas had no role to play other than to join a US and regional bid for dialogue
05 March 2008

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Armenia Back top page
President Robert Kocharyan imposed a 20-day emergency on the capital Yerevan.

People walk past an armoured vehicle in central Yerevan March 3, 2008. Armenia's military said on Sunday it would confront opposition protests with force, a day after riots killed eight people in the ex-Soviet state. Outgoing President Robert Kocharyan imposed a 20-day emergency on the capital Yerevan on Saturday after protesters accusing him of rigging last month's presidential election battled police with petrol bombs and sticks.
03 March 2008

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Italy Back top page
Force Protection Announces Order for Italian Ministry of Defense

Michael Moody, Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Force Protection, commented, “There is, across the world, a community of nations that recognizes that their finest men and women either are now or will eventually serve in harm’s way. These nations also clearly want to provide those same soldiers the very best equipment possible to protect them and enable them to complete their missions. We are proud today to announce an additional foreign military sales order for the Italian Ministry of Defense for just such purposes. We believe that this order further underscores a sizable international opportunity for our technology and our products.”
01 March 2008

Cougar Force Protection MRAP wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier picture

 

 

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