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April 2013 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

Russia will unveil soon their first 152mm 8x8 wheeled self-propelled howitzer Koalitsiya-SV
 

The first Russian-made 152mm 8x8 wheeled self-propelled howitzer Koalitsiya-SV based on a KamAz truck will be presented at the defence exhibition REA 2013 (Russian Expo Arms) in Nizhny Tagil, September 2013. The Russian Defence Ministry has launched a programme to gradually replace tracked artillery pieces in its arsenal with wheeled types

The first Russian-made 152mm 8x8 wheeled self-propelled howitzer Koalitsiya-SV based on a KamAz truck will be presented at the defence exhibition REA 2013 (Russian Expo Arms) in Nizhny Tagil, September 2013. The Russian Defence Ministry has launched a programme to gradually replace tracked artillery pieces in its arsenal with wheeled types.
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 05:22 PM

 

Northrop Grumman launches CUTLASS next generation of UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle
 

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has launched CUTLASS, its latest generation unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), expanding its range of industry-leading capabilities in unmanned systems for the remote handling and surveillance of hazardous threats.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has launched CUTLASS, its latest generation unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), expanding its range of industry-leading capabilities in unmanned systems for the remote handling and surveillance of hazardous threats.
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Saturday, April 20, 2013, 05:04 PM

 

Venezuela takes delivery of the first Russian-made BUK-M2E air defence missile system
 

Venezuela takes delivery of the first Russian-made ground-to-air air defence missile system BUK-M2E, according to a picture published by the Venezuelan newspaper El Diario showing trucks carrying Russian-made 9M317 missiles on a road in Venezuela, which is used by the Buk-M2E (NATO code SA-17 Grizzly).

Venezuela takes delivery of the first Russian-made ground-to-air air defence missile system BUK-M2E, according to a picture published by the Venezuelan newspaper El Diario showing trucks carrying Russian-made 9M317 missiles on a road in Venezuela, which is used by the Buk-M2E (NATO code SA-17 Grizzly).
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Saturday, April 20, 2013, 12:26 AM

 

The President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff wants to continue modernization of the Brazilian army
 

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff Friday, April 19, 2013, stressed the "process of transformation, modernization and updating" of the operation means of the Brazilian Army. Rousseff gave a speech at a ceremony of the 365th anniversary of the Brazilian Army, held Friday at the Brazilian Army's General Headquarters in Brasilia before her trip to Venezuela to attend the ceremony of swearing-in of president Nicolas Maduro.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff Friday, April 19, 2013, stressed the "process of transformation, modernization and updating" of the operation means of the Brazilian Army. Rousseff gave a speech at a ceremony of the 365th anniversary of the Brazilian Army, held Friday at the Brazilian Army's General Headquarters in Brasilia before her trip to Venezuela to attend the ceremony of swearing-in of president Nicolas Maduro.
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11:27 AM

 

The new RS-24M yars-M will enter in service with the Russian armed forces this year
 

The first modernized intercontinental ballistic missile, Yars-M, will enter service with Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) later this year, RVSN Commander Col. Gen. Sergei Karavayev said on Thursday, April 18, 2013. A defense industry source previously told RIA Novosti the Armed Forces will take delivery of a fifth-generation Yars-M missile before the end of the current year.

The first modernized intercontinental ballistic missile, Yars-M, will enter service with Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) later this year, RVSN Commander Col. Gen. Sergei Karavayev said on Thursday, April 18, 2013. A defense industry source previously told RIA Novosti the Armed Forces will take delivery of a fifth-generation Yars-M missile before the end of the current year.
Friday, April 19, 2013, 02:14 PM

 

French and Malian troops seize many weapons in large cache northwestern town of Timbuktu
 

The Malian forces, supported by their French allies, have discovered a large cache of weapons in the country's northwestern town of Timbuktu. The discovery was unveiled by the public relations director for the Malian army (DIRPA), Souleymane Maiga, and his deputy Souleymane Dembele on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

The Malian forces, supported by their French allies, have discovered a large cache of weapons in the country's northwestern town of Timbuktu. The discovery was unveiled by the public relations director for the Malian army (DIRPA), Souleymane Maiga, and his deputy Souleymane Dembele on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
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Friday, April 19, 2013, 01:40 PM

 

Iran unveils new drone Sarir H-110 armed with air-to-air missiles during military parade in Tehran
 

The Iranian Air Defense Force displayed a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) on the occasion of the National Army Day. The new drone, named Sarir (Throne) H-110 , was showcased in the military parades underway at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, in Southern Tehran.

The Iranian Air Defense Force displayed a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) on the occasion of the National Army Day. The new drone, named Sarir (Throne) H-110 , was showcased in the military parades underway at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, in Southern Tehran.
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Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:48 AM

 

Renault Trucks Defense presents 4x4 Sherpa Special Forces & Light Carrier armed with 20mm gun
 

During the SOFINS show (Special Forces Operations exhibition in France), the French Company Renault Trucks Defense has presented a version of the Sherpa Light Special Forces (Light) and Sherpa Light Carrier armed with a 20-mm gun as a replacement for 12.7-mm machinegun.

During the SOFINS show (Special Forces Operations exhibition in France), the French Company Renault Trucks Defense has presented a version of the Sherpa Light Special Forces (Light) and Sherpa Light Carrier armed with a 20-mm gun as a replacement for 12.7-mm machine gun.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013, 07:20 PM

 

Qatar army modernized with German Leopard 2A6 tank and PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer
 

The Emirate of Qatar is in the process of modernizing its land forces, comprising some 8500 soldiers, which operate a fleet of tanks and artillery that is in parts more than 40 years old. Therefore, Qatar signed a contract with the German defense company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) about the delivery of 24 artillery systems PzH 2000 and 62 LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks.

The Emirate of Qatar is in the process of modernizing its land forces, comprising some 8500 soldiers, which operate a fleet of tanks and artillery that is in parts more than 40 years old. Therefore, Qatar signed a contract with the German defense company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) about the delivery of 24 artillery systems PzH 2000 and 62 LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks.
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 02:29 PM

 

Iran unveils latest military equipment during a large military parade in Tehran
 

The Iranian Army displayed its latest home-made military tools, weapons and equipments in large military parades in Tehran on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The ceremony took place at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, in Southern Tehran.

The Iranian Army displayed its latest home-made military tools, weapons and equipments in large military parades in Tehran on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The ceremony took place at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, in Southern Tehran.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:48 AM

 

China and Brazil to strengthen exchanges and collaboration in defence and security fields
 

The third meeting of the Joint Commission on the Exchanges and Cooperation between Chinese and Brazilian Defense Ministries (hereinafter referred to as the “Joint Commission”) was held on the morning of April 17, 2013 in Beijing

The third meeting of the Joint Commission on the Exchanges and Cooperation between Chinese and Brazilian Defense Ministries (hereinafter referred to as the “Joint Commission”) was held on the morning of April 17, 2013 in Beijing.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:16 AM

 

United States to send 200 soldiers to Jordan to help Jordanian army
 

United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress on Wednesday, April 18, 2013, that the Pentagon is sending about 200 soldiers from an Army headquarters unit to Jordan to assist efforts to contain violence along the Syrian border and plan for any operations needed to ensure the safety of chemical weapons in Syria.

United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress on Wednesday, April 18, 2013, that the Pentagon is sending about 200 soldiers from an Army headquarters unit to Jordan to assist efforts to contain violence along the Syrian border and plan for any operations needed to ensure the safety of chemical weapons in Syria.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013, 10:36 AM

 

Taiwan starts five days of large-scale military exercises to demonstrate its military power
 

Taiwan has begun five days of large-scale military exercises meant to demonstrate its ability to defend itself against any attack from mainland China. The annual drill in the Taiwan Strait includes a test of the Thunderbolt-2000 multiple rocket launch system designed to take out enemy ships before they reach shore. Tanks, artillery, and attack helicopters also pounded mock targets at sea during the war games.

Taiwan has begun five days of large-scale military exercises meant to demonstrate its ability to defend itself against any attack from mainland China. The annual drill in the Taiwan Strait includes a test of the Thunderbolt-2000 multiple rocket launch system designed to take out enemy ships before they reach shore. Tanks, artillery, and attack helicopters also pounded mock targets at sea during the war games.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 02:39 PM

 

Otokar to provide tactical armoured vehicles after the failure for delivery of BMC Kirpi MRAP
 

Turkish defense and civil industry firm Otokar has inked an agreement to provide tactical armored vehicles to the security forces amid the government’s problems with BMC, which promised to deliver Kirpi armored carriers but has been unable to deliver orders on time.

Turkish defense and civil industry firm Otokar has inked an agreement to provide tactical armored vehicles to the security forces amid the government’s problems with BMC, which promised to deliver Kirpi armored carriers but has been unable to deliver orders on time.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:53 PM

 

United States and Philippines to expand joint military exercises with other countries
 

The United States and the Philippines are keen on involving troops of other countries such as Japan and Australia in training activities during their annual military exercise, Philippine officials said on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

The United States and the Philippines are keen on involving troops of other countries such as Japan and Australia in training activities during their annual military exercise, Philippine officials said on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:43 AM

 

Japan and NATO would like to boost bilateral cooperation in security area
 

Visiting Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Anders Rasmussen and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met here Monday, April 15, 2013, to boost bilateral cooperation in security area, local media reported.

Visiting Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Anders Rasmussen and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met here Monday, April 15, 2013, to boost bilateral cooperation in security area, local media reported.
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 10:57 AM

 

Japan will permanently install Patriot missile in Okinawa to cope North Korea threats
 

The Japanese government on Friday, April 12, 2013, said it will permanently install a missile defense system in the country's southernmost prefecture Okinawa to cope with threats from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to local media.

The Japanese government on Friday, April 12, 2013, said it will permanently install a missile defense system in the country's southernmost prefecture Okinawa to cope with threats from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to local media.
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Sunday, April 14, 2013, 05:36 PM

 

Sea trials for the new Russian APC 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier BTR-82AM
 

The new amphibious armored personnel carrier (APC), BTR-82AM, is undergoing a series of trials at the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s naval infantry facility in Sevastopol, fleet spokesman Capt. 1St Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev said on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

The new amphibious armored personnel carrier (APC), BTR-82AM, is undergoing a series of trials at the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s naval infantry facility in Sevastopol, fleet spokesman Capt. 1St Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev said on Thursday, April 11, 2013.
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Saturday, April 13, 2013, 07:30 PM

 

ACMAT Defense to deliver 3 VLRA 4.43 light tactical trucks for Irish Army Special Forces regiment
 

The french Company ACMAT delivered 3 VLRA 4.43 light tactical truck after winning a tender with Irish Defence Forces (IDF). These vehicles are designed to equip Irish Rangers (ARW), Irish Special Forces regiment based in Kildare.

The French Company ACMAT delivered 3 VLRA 4.43 light tactical truck after winning a tender with Irish Defence Forces (IDF). These vehicles are designed to equip Irish Rangers (ARW), Irish Special Forces regiment based in Kildare.
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Friday, April 12, 2013, 01:49 PM

 

New generation Casspir raises the standard for mine protected vehicles with the Casspir 2000
 

The CASSPIR mine-protected vehicle, one of the iconic products of the South African defence industry has been significantly improved. The New Generation CASSPIR 2000 sets new standards in protection, power, manoeuvrability and comfort for crew and passengers. It even includes air-conditioning as a standard feature.

The CASSPIR mine-protected vehicle, one of the iconic products of the South African defence industry has been significantly improved. The New Generation CASSPIR 2000 sets new standards in protection, power, manoeuvrability and comfort for crew and passengers. It even includes air-conditioning as a standard feature.

Thursday , April 11, 2013, 01:00 PM

 

Japan has deployed Patriot missile system in Tokyo against possible threats of North Korea
 

Japan has deployed missile interceptors in key locations around Tokyo as a precaution against possible North Korean ballistic missile tests. The Patriot missiles, called PAC-3s, were deployed Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Japan's defense ministry headquarters and were also to be deployed at bases farther away from central Tokyo

Japan has deployed missile interceptors in key locations around Tokyo as a precaution against possible North Korean ballistic missile tests. The Patriot missiles, called PAC-3s, were deployed Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Japan's defense ministry headquarters and were also to be deployed at bases farther away from central Tokyo.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 01:05 PM

 

Around 100 U.S. military personnel will be deployed to Guam with THAAD defence missile system
 

Around 100 United States Army personnel will be deployed to Guam Pacific island territory in coming weeks as the Pentagon moves one of its THAAD missile defense systems designed to knock down hostile targets in the upper atmosphere.

Around 100 Army personnel of United States will be deployed to Guam Pacific island territory in coming weeks as the Pentagon moves one of its THAAD missile defense systems designed to knock down hostile targets in the upper atmosphere.
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Monday, April 8, 2013, 09:43 PM

 

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