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Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news April 2012
 
 
 
 

Thomas Electronics of Australia has successfully completes the prototype turret ASLAV CPT 3004122

Thomas Electronics of Australia has successfully completes the prototype turret for ASLAV CPT
 

Sydney based aerospace & defence technology group Thomas Electronics of Australia has successfully completed the prototype turret assembly for the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) Crew Procedural Trainer (CPT) simulator project. Thomas Electronics is acting as the major sub-contractor to Thales Australia on the project, which involves production of 9 ASLAV CPTs for use by the Australian Army.

Sydney based aerospace & defence technology group Thomas Electronics of Australia has successfully completed the prototype turret assembly for the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) Crew Procedural Trainer (CPT) simulator project. Thomas Electronics is acting as the major sub-contractor to Thales Australia on the project, which involves production of 9 ASLAV CPTs for use by the Australian Army.
Monday, April 30, 2012, 09:40 AM

 

Thailand and China will jointly develop the DTI-1G MLRS rocket launcher with guidance system 3004121

Thailand and China will jointly develop the DTI-1G MLRS rocket launcher with guidance system
 

Thailand and China have agreed to jointly develop multiple rocket launchers with a guidance system as part of a move to strengthen military ties. The two sides reached the agreement during a visit to China by the Thai military top brass in what was described by Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat as a call by "the whole family" to China which is "our close relative".

Thailand and China have agreed to jointly develop multiple rocket launchers DTI-1G with a guidance system as part of a move to strengthen military ties. The two sides reached the agreement during a visit to China by the Thai military top brass in what was described by Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat as a call by "the whole family" to China which is "our close relative".
Monday, April 30, 2012, 09:08 AM

 

Lebanese army intercepted three containers of weapons and ammunitions on the way for Syria 2904122

Lebanese army intercepted three containers of weapons and ammunitions on the way for Syria
 

The Lebanese army has seized a large consignment of Libyan weapons from a ship intercepted in the Mediterranean. It didn’t say where the vessel was heading. But the ship’s owner says it was due to unload in the north Lebanese port city of Tripoli.

The Lebanese army has seized a large consignment of Libyan weapons from a ship intercepted in the Mediterranean. It didn’t say where the vessel was heading. But the ship’s owner says it was due to unload in the north Lebanese port city of Tripoli.
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Sunday, April 29, 2012, 12:13 AM

 

Russian Defense Ministry has ordered more S-300V ground-to-air defence missile system 2904121

Russian Defense Ministry has ordered more S-300V ground-to-air defence missile system
 

The Russian Defense Ministry has resumed large-scale procurements of modernized S-300V surface-to-air missile systems, the manufacturer said on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

The Russian Defense Ministry has resumed large-scale procurements of modernized S-300V surface-to-air missile systems, the manufacturer said on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
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Sunday, April 29, 2012, 11:39 AM

 

Lockheed Martin PAC-3 missile successfully intercepts cruise missile target during flight test 27041

Lockheed Martin PAC-3 missile successfully intercepts cruise missile target during flight test
 

Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted and destroyed a cruise missile target yesterday at the Utah Test and Training Range in an unprecedented interoperability demonstration utilizing the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor (JLENS) and the PATRIOT system.

Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted and destroyed a cruise missile target yesterday at the Utah Test and Training Range in an unprecedented interoperability demonstration utilizing the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor (JLENS) and the PATRIOT system.
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Friday, April 27, 2012, 4:42 PM

 

General Dynamics awarded a contract for conversion of M2 machine gun to M2A1 configuration 2704123

General Dynamics awarded a contract for conversion of M2 machine gun to M2A1 configuration
 

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $6.9 million contract by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to convert more than 3,500 M2 heavy barrel (M2HB) machine guns to the M2A1 configuration.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $6.9 million contract by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to convert more than 3,500 M2 heavy barrel (M2HB) machine guns to the M2A1 configuration.
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Friday, April 27, 2012, 4:27 PM

 

SAAB signs additional Carl-Gustaf 84mm weapon system contract with Australia 2704122

SAAB signs additional Carl-Gustaf 84mm weapon system contract with Australia
 

The defence and security company Saab has received an order fromAustraliafor ammunition to the Carl-Gustaf M3 weapon system. The order is placed under a standing offer signed in early 2011 and amounts to MSEK 199. It is the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) that has selected Saab to be the provider of various versions of 84 mm Carl-Gustaf ammunition.

The defence and security company Saab has received an order fromAustraliafor ammunition to the Carl-Gustaf M3 weapon system. The order is placed under a standing offer signed in early 2011 and amounts to MSEK 199. It is the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) that has selected Saab to be the provider of various versions of 84 mm Carl-Gustaf ammunition.
Friday, April 27, 2012, 03:36 PM

 

Armed forces of India want to modernize its artillery units in the past two decades 2704121

Armed forces of India want to modernize its artillery units in the past two decades
 

The Artillery equipments for the Indian army procured / upgraded in the past two decades includes Pinaka Rocket System; Smerch Rocket System; BrahMos Missile System and Upgradation of 130mm gun to 155mm/45 calibre. Procurement of new generation Artillery is in consonance with Artillery Profile 2027. This profile has a mix of 155mm/39 calibre, 155mm/45 calibre and 155mm/52 calibre gun system.

The Artillery equipments for the Indian army procured / upgraded in the past two decades includes Pinaka Rocket System; Smerch Rocket System; BrahMos Missile System and Upgradation of 130mm gun to 155mm/45 calibre. Procurement of new generation Artillery is in consonance with Artillery Profile 2027. This profile has a mix of 155mm/39 calibre, 155mm/45 calibre and 155mm/52 calibre gun system.
Friday, April 27, 2012, 08:14 AM

 

Cooperation agreement Deftech and Tata Motors to market high mobility 4x4 trucks in Malaysia 2604122

Cooperation agreement Deftech and Tata Motors to market high mobility 4x4 trucks in Malaysia
 

"Tata Motors and DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (Deftech), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Berhad, Malaysia, have signed a cooperation agreement to enable both Deftech and Tata Motors to develop, promote and market Tata Motors high mobility 4x4 trucks with payloads ranging from 2.5 tonnes to 5.0 tonnes for the armed forces of Malaysia," a Tata release said here.

"Tata Motors and DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (Deftech), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Berhad, Malaysia, have signed a cooperation agreement to enable both Deftech and Tata Motors to develop, promote and market Tata Motors high mobility 4x4 trucks with payloads ranging from 2.5 tonnes to 5.0 tonnes for the armed forces of Malaysia," a Tata release said here.
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 08:20 AM

 

Pakistan has conducted successful test fire medium ballistic missile Hatf IV Shaheen 1A 2604121

Pakistan has conducted a successful test fire of a medium-range ballistic missile Hatf IV Shaheen 1A
 

Pakistan said Wednesday, April 25, 2012, that it had conducted a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, just days after its arch-rival India tested a longer-range missile.

Pakistan said Wednesday, April 25, 2012, that it had conducted a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, just days after its arch-rival India tested a longer-range missile.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012, 07:15 AM

 

For the first time Russian American airborne troops will hold joint drills in United States 2504122

For the first time Russian and American airborne troops will hold joint drills in United States
 

For the first time in history, Russian and American airborne forces will hold joint drills in the US. The anti-terror exercises scheduled for May 2012 will get off to a flying start with a tactical landing operation and “terrorist” camp raid.

For the first time in history, Russian and American airborne forces will hold joint drills in the US. The anti-terror exercises scheduled for May 2012 will get off to a flying start with a tactical landing operation and “terrorist” camp raid.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 08:12 PM

 

IVECO Defence Vehicles in talks with Colombia for delivery 8x8 VBM Freccia infantry vehicle 2504121

IVECO Defence Vehicles in talks with Colombia for delivery of 8x8 VBM Freccia infantry vehicle
 

Italian manufacturers IVECO Defence Vehicles are in talks with Colombian officials to negotiate the delivery of new military vehicles including the 8x8 IFV VBM Freccia. The Colombia Army has a requirement for a new 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle as it is trying to improve its armoured component. The Colombian Army currently operates with the Brazilian made EE-9 Cascavel and EE-11 Urutu.

Italian manufacturers IVECO Defence Vehicles are in talks with Colombian officials to negotiate the delivery of new military vehicles including the 8x8 IFV VBM Freccia. The Colombia Army has a requirement for a new 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle as it is trying to improve its armoured component. The Colombian Army currently operates with the Brazilian made EE-9 Cascavel and EE-11 Urutu.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 10:20 AM

 

Russia will not impose limitations on arms deliveries to Syria 2404124

Russia will not impose limitations on arms deliveries to Syria
 

Russia will not impose limitations on arms deliveries to Syria in addition to those established by the UN Security Council, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. “We will meticulously honor all resolutions by the UN Security Council,” he said.

Russia will not impose limitations on arms deliveries to Syria in addition to those established by the UN Security Council, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. “We will meticulously honor all resolutions by the UN Security Council,” he said.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 03:09 PM

 

Libya and Iraq continue to show interest to buy Russian-made weapons and military equipment 2404123

Libya and Iraq continue to show interest to buy Russian-made weapons and military equipment
 

Libya and Iraq continue to show interest in buying Russian-made weaponry despite regime changes in these countries, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. “The Libyan military leadership and the Iraqi government have shown serious interest about Russian-made military equipment,” Rogozin, who oversees the Russian defense industry, told reporters in Moscow.

Libya and Iraq continue to show interest in buying Russian-made weaponry despite regime changes in these countries, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. “The Libyan military leadership and the Iraqi government have shown serious interest about Russian-made military equipment,” Rogozin, who oversees the Russian defense industry, told reporters in Moscow.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 02:00 PM

 

BAE Systems wins $75 million order for hard armor to protect soldiers in combat 2402122

BAE Systems wins $75 million order for hard armor to protect soldiers in combat
 

BAE Systems has received a $75 million order from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to produce and deliver hard armor inserts used to protect Soldiers and other men and women in combat.

BAE Systems has received a $75 million order from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to produce and deliver hard armor inserts used to protect Soldiers and other men and women in combat.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 08:08 AM

 

Iran has announced the development of local-made S-300 missile under the name of Bavar-373 2404121

Iran has announced the development of local-made S-300 missile under the name of Bavar-373
 

Iran’s Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi has announced progress in the development and manufacture of an indigenous version of the advanced Russian S-300 air defense missile system, the Fars news agency reported.

Iran’s Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi has announced progress in the development and manufacture of an indigenous version of the advanced Russian S-300 air defense missile system, the Fars news agency reported.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 06:52 AM

 

Northrop Grumman to collaborate with Indonesia to produce ground-based radar AN/TPS-78 2304124

Northrop Grumman to collaborate with Indonesia to produce ground-based radar AN/TPS-78
 

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) executed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Sixth National Radar Seminar in Bali, Indonesia with PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia and the Research Centre For Electronics And Telecommunications of The Indonesian Institute Of Sciences to facilitate collaboration on pending ground-based radar opportunities in Indonesia.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) executed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Sixth National Radar Seminar in Bali, Indonesia with PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia and the Research Centre For Electronics And Telecommunications of The Indonesian Institute Of Sciences to facilitate collaboration on pending ground-based radar opportunities in Indonesia.
Monday, April 23, 2012, 07:08 PM

 

Uganda has deployed 1,700 additional soldiers for the African Union UN mission in Somalia 2304123

Uganda has deployed 1,700 additional soldiers for the African Union UN mission in Somalia
 

Uganda has deployed an additional 1,700 troops in volatile Somalia, bringing the total number of Ugandan peacekeepers in the Horn of African country to 8,000, a military spokesman said here on Monday, April 23, 2012.

Uganda has deployed an additional 1,700 troops in volatile Somalia, bringing the total number of Ugandan peacekeepers in the Horn of African country to 8,000, a military spokesman said here on Monday, April 23, 2012.
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Monday, April 23, 2012, 02:39 PM

 

British Company Supacat selected for Australian Special Operations vehicle with HMT Extenda 2304121

British Company Supacat selected for Australian Special Operations vehicle with the HMT Extenda
 

The Australian Defence Material Organisation (DMO) has selected Supacat as Preferred Bidder for the Special Operations Vehicle element of the Project Definition and Evaluation phase (PD&E) of JP2097 Ph 1B (REDFIN) program and has awarded Supacat an initial contract for this phase.

The Australian Defence Material Organisation (DMO) has selected Supacat as Preferred Bidder for the Special Operations Vehicle element of the Project Definition and Evaluation phase (PD&E) of JP2097 Ph 1B (REDFIN) program and has awarded Supacat an initial contract for this phase.
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Monday, April 23, 2012, 07:45 AM

 

Brunei shows interest for Russian-made air defence missile systems and upgraded tanks T-90MS 2004122

Brunei shows interest for Russian-made air defence missile systems and upgraded tank T-90MS
 

At DSA 2012 Defence Services Asia exhibition, Rosoboronexport Russia's official weapons exporter has announced that Brunei expressed interest for acquiring Russian air defence systems and naval equipment, said the Deputy Director General of "Rosoboronexport" Nicholas Dimidyuk.

At DSA 2012 Defence Services Asia exhibition, Rosoboronexport Russia's official weapons exporter has announced that Brunei expressed interest for acquiring Russian air defence systems and naval equipment, said the Deputy Director General of "Rosoboronexport" Nicholas Dimidyuk.
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Sunday, April 22, 2012, 09:14 PM

 

The Malaysian Army will tested the new local-made light tactical vehicle Adiwira 2204121

The Malaysian Army will tested the new local-made light tactical vehicle Adiwira
 

The Malaysian Defence Company which produce light tactical vehicle has send three of its new Adiwira Interchangeable Tactical Mobility Systems prototype of light tactical vehicle to the Malaysian army combat training centre for trial tests.

The Malaysian Defence Company which produce light tactical vehicle has send three of its new Adiwira Interchangeable Tactical Mobility Systems prototype of light tactical vehicle to the Malaysian army combat training centre for trial tests.
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Sunday, April 22, 2012, 07:57 PM

 

India tested Agni-5 first long-range intercontinental ballistic missile able to carry nuclear warhea

India tested Agni-5 first long-range intercontinental ballistic missile able to carry nuclear warhead
 

India tested on Thursday, April 19, 2012, its first long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) able to carry a nuclear warhead deep into China or Europe, bringing Delhi into a small club of nations with intercontinental nuclear capability.

India tested on Thursday, April 19, 2012, its first long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) able to carry a nuclear warhead deep into China or Europe, bringing Delhi into a small club of nations with intercontinental nuclear capability.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012, 06:16 PM

 

Malaysia in talks with Russia for portable air defense missile anti-tank missiles patrol boats 17041

Malaysia in talks with Russia for portable air defense missile, anti-tank missiles and patrol boats
 

Malaysia is close to a contract with Russia on the delivery of Kornet antitank missile systems, Igla portable anti-aircraft missiles and is also negotiating a deal on Russian guided missile and patrol boats, Russian state-controlled arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

Malaysia is close to a contract with Russia on the delivery of Kornet antitank missile systems, Igla portable anti-aircraft missiles and is also negotiating a deal on Russian guided missile and patrol boats, Russian state-controlled arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 09:40 PM

 

Turkey Brunei want to enhance the defence cooperation and to strengthen bilateral relations 1304121

Turkey and Brunei want to enhance the defence cooperation and to strengthen bilateral relations
 

Ankara, Turkey Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Turkey are determined to enhance the defence cooperation and in pursuance of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Turkish President Abdullah Gul's desire to strengthen the overall bilateral relations and their intention to build on the momentum of working closely together.

Ankara, Turkey Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Turkey are determined to enhance the defence cooperation and in pursuance of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Turkish President Abdullah Gul's desire to strengthen the overall bilateral relations and their intention to build on the momentum of working closely together.
Friday, April 13, 2012, 09:05 AM

 

Latest Iranian-made Zolfaqar main battle tank will be equipped with new modern fire-control 1204121

Latest Iranian-made Zolfaqar main battle tank will be equipped with new modern fire-control
 

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, underlined the army's high capability to produce different hi-tech military tools and weapons, including a modern fire-control system mounted on the home-made Zolfaqar Tanks.

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, underlined the army's high capability to produce different hi-tech military tools and weapons, including a modern fire-control system mounted on the home-made Zolfaqar Tanks.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012, 08:56 AM

 

Russian Army Strategic Missile Troops will be equipped with more KAMAZ tactical vehicles in 2012 110

Russian Army Strategic Missile Troops will be equipped with more KAMAZ tactical vehicles in 2012
 

In 2012, the Russia armed Forces want to increase the delivery of new tactical vehicles for the Strategic Missile Troops (SMT). More than 100 KAMAZ trucks were delivered in 2011. In order to maintain the combat readiness and training of all units of SMT, 160 pieces of military equipment are planned to be delivered in 2012. The majority are KAMAZ-53501 trucks (134 units), fire trucks, bus, tractors for evacuation and mobile car repair.

In 2012, the Russia armed Forces want to increase the delivery of new tactical vehicles for the Strategic Missile Troops (SMT). More than 100 KAMAZ trucks were delivered in 2011. In order to maintain the combat readiness and training of all units of SMT, 160 pieces of military equipment are planned to be delivered in 2012. The majority are KAMAZ-53501 trucks (134 units), fire trucks, bus, tractors for evacuation and mobile car repair. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 06:48 PM

 

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