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April 2013 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

Armoured personnel carrier Adnan the main attraction at the Malaysian Armed Forces Open day
 

Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC Adnan) variants equipped with a one man turret armed with a 25mm Bushmaster cannon or two turret mounted 7.62mm machine guns and deployed during Ops Daulat were the main attraction at the Malaysian Armed Forces Open Day held at Felda Sahabat.

Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC Adnan) variants equipped with a one man turret armed with a 25mm Bushmaster cannon or two turret mounted 7.62mm machine guns and deployed during Ops Daulat were the main attraction at the Malaysian Armed Forces Open Day held at Felda Sahabat.
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Monday, April 8, 2013, 08:51 PM

 

Mercedes Benz launches M-Guard SUV high protected vehicle against gunfire and explosions
 

Mercedes Benz launches the M-Guard SUV, a new M-Class vehicle reinforced with body armor, bulletproof glass and run-flat tires to keep its occupants safe from gunfire and explosions. M-Guard features include the use of reinforced steel for the doors and around the rest of the cockpit. Optional under-floor armour enables the car to cope with a grenade explosion while ensuring that passengers remain safe.

Mercedes Benz launches the M-Guard SUV, a new M-Class vehicle reinforced with body armor, bulletproof glass and run-flat tires to keep its occupants safe from gunfire and explosions. M-Guard features include the use of reinforced steel for the doors and around the rest of the cockpit. Optional under-floor armour enables the car to cope with a grenade explosion while ensuring that passengers remain safe.
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 06:19 PM

 

Elektrobit will deliver EB Tactical Wireless IP Network Communication system to Finnish army
 

Elektrobit (EB) has signed a contract with the Finnish Defence Forces for deliveries of the EB Tactical Wireless IP Network communication system. The product delivery contains tactical routers and radio head units for the land force’s communication needs.

Elektrobit (EB) has signed a contract with the Finnish Defence Forces for deliveries of the EB Tactical Wireless IP Network communication system. The product delivery contains tactical routers and radio head units for the land force’s communication needs.
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Friday, April 5, 2013, 04:01 PM

 

Lockheed Martin completes swim tests with the Havoc 8x8 armoured for MPC competition
 

Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Havoc 8x8, an eight-wheel-drive Armored Modular Vehicle, successfully completed amphibious testing as part of its evaluation for the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) competition. The trials in and near the surf at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., were conducted with the vehicle loaded to its full combat weight.

Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Havoc 8x8, an eight-wheel-drive Armored Modular Vehicle, successfully completed amphibious testing as part of its evaluation for the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) competition. The trials in and near the surf at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., were conducted with the vehicle loaded to its full combat weight.
Friday, April 5, 2013, 01:48 PM

 

Ricardo receives an order for 76 LPPV Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicles for British army
 

Ricardo has announced today that it has received an order from prime contractor General Dynamics Land Systems-Force Protection Europe (GDLS-FPE), for the assembly of 76 additional vehicles, bringing the total Foxhound fleet size ordered to date by the UK Ministry of Defence to 376.

Ricardo has announced today that it has received an order from prime contractor General Dynamics Land Systems-Force Protection Europe (GDLS-FPE), for the assembly of 76 additional vehicles, bringing the total Foxhound fleet size ordered to date by the UK Ministry of Defence to 376.
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Friday, April 5, 2013, 11:55 AM

 

Armed forces of United States and Philippines started joint military exercises
 

Top officials from the United States and Philippines on Friday formally started a joint military exercise which will involve 8,000 troops from both countries and dozens of military assets, including a squadron of F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets.

Top officials from the United States and Philippines on Friday formally started a joint military exercise which will involve 8,000 troops from both countries and dozens of military assets, including a squadron of F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets.
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Friday, April 5, 2013, 10:24 AM

 

Russian army will receive first 5th generation modernized Yars-M intercontinental ballistic missile
 

The Russian army will receive the first 5th generation modernized Yars-M intercontinental ballistic missile for the end of this year, information from RIA Novosti, Thursday, April 4, 2013, from a source of the Russian defense industry.

The Russian army will receive the first 5th generation modernized Yars-M intercontinental ballistic missile for the end of this year, information from RIA Novosti, Thursday, April 4, 2013, from a source of the Russian defense industry.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013, 03:37 PM

 

A fifth Iron Dome air defence system of Israeli Army ready to be used after the last rockets fire
 

A fifth battery of Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system became operational on Wednesday amid the flare-up of hostilities on the border with the Gaza Strip. Israeli Army Radio reported that the battery and its crew were "fully ready" for interception missions.

A fifth battery of Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system became operational on Wednesday amid the flare-up of hostilities on the border with the Gaza Strip. Israeli Army Radio reported that the battery and its crew were "fully ready" for interception missions.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013, 01:49 PM

 

Canadian Armed Forces start major military exercise Nunalivut 2013 in high Artic
 

The Canadian armed forces has started a major military exercise in high Arctic to showcase its sovereignty in the region, the National Defense Department said on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Operation Nunalivut 2013 will be held from April 2 to 30 in the northwestern portion of the Arctic Archipelago, extending as far west as Mould Bay, Northwest Territories, and north to Isachsen, Nunavut.

The Canadian armed forces has started a major military exercise in high Arctic to showcase its sovereignty in the region, the National Defense Department said on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Operation Nunalivut 2013 will be held from April 2 to 30 in the northwestern portion of the Arctic Archipelago, extending as far west as Mould Bay, Northwest Territories, and north to Isachsen, Nunavut.
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 01:32 PM

 

North Korea ratifies nuclear strikes against U.S. after move of THAAD air defense missile to Guam
 

North Korea 'ratifies' nuclear strike against United States. South Korea says North Korea has moved a missile with medium range capability to its east coast after an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean army warned the U.S. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.

North Korea 'ratifies' nuclear strike against United States. South Korea says North Korea has moved a missile with medium range capability to its east coast after an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean army warned the U.S. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 09:30 AM

 

United States deploy THAAD air defense missile system in Guam in response of North Korea threats
 

The United States announced Wednesday, April 3, 2013, that it was speeding the deployment of THAAD an advanced air defense missile system to Guam in the next few weeks. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, is stationed at Fort Bliss but officials would not say if the unit being deployed will be from here.

The United States announced Wednesday, April 3, 2013, that it was speeding the deployment of THAAD an advanced air defense missile system to Guam in the next few weeks. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, is stationed at Fort Bliss but officials would not say if the unit being deployed will be from here.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013, 08:36 AM

 

The Buffalo MRAP of U.S. Marine Corps will be upgraded with a new powered rear door
 

The U.S. Navy reports that Buffalo Mine Resistant Ambush Protection vehicles operated by the Marine Corps are being upgraded with a rear-door assist device. The rear door of the armored vehicle weighs 500 pounds and is opened manually. It was designed for flat ground, which makes opening it difficult on uneven terrain or in a rollover situation.

The U.S. Navy reports that Buffalo Mine Resistant Ambush Protection vehicles operated by the Marine Corps are being upgraded with a rear-door assist device. The rear door of the armored vehicle weighs 500 pounds and is opened manually. It was designed for flat ground, which makes opening it difficult on uneven terrain or in a rollover situation.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 11:58 AM

 

General Dynamics awarded a contract to produce M1A2S main battle tank for Saudi Arabia
 

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded an additional $40 million for the procurement and production of Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This modification is part of an existing contract to upgrade the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s fleet of tanks.

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded an additional $40 million for the procurement and production of Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This modification is part of an existing contract to upgrade the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s fleet of tanks.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 11:16 AM

 

China would like to continue bilateral military cooperation with Saudi Arabia
 

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, met with Khalid Sultan, deputy defense minister of Saudi Arabia. Xi, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, reviewed the smooth growth of China's ties with Saudi Arabia since the two countries forged diplomatic relations in 1990, citing frequent high-level visits, fruitful cooperation in trade, the economy and energy, and close coordination in international affairs

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, met with Khalid Sultan, deputy defense minister of Saudi Arabia. Xi, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, reviewed the smooth growth of China's ties with Saudi Arabia since the two countries forged diplomatic relations in 1990, citing frequent high-level visits, fruitful cooperation in trade, the economy and energy, and close coordination in international affairs. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 10:28 AM

 

United States ready to protect Japan and South Korea against any attacks of North Korea
 

Secretary of United States, John Kerry on Tuesday reaffirmed U.S. defense commitment to the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan, vowing no recognition of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a nuclear state.

Secretary of United States, John Kerry on Tuesday reaffirmed U.S. defense commitment to the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan, vowing no recognition of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a nuclear state.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 10:09 AM

 

Myanmar displays latest military acquisition during the annual parade of Armed Forces Day
 

Myanmar’s military displayed its latest weaponry – including tanks and fighter planes – for the first time during the annual parade to mark Armed Forces Day, the 68th, March 27, 2013. Defence Services Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing told the parade in Nay Pyi Taw that the military would continue to play a major role in politics.

Myanmar’s military displayed its latest weaponry – including tanks and fighter planes – for the first time during the annual parade to mark Armed Forces Day, the 68th, March 27, 2013. Defence Services Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing told the parade in Nay Pyi Taw that the military would continue to play a major role in politics.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 09:27 AM

 

British army operation to airlift military equipment and armoured vehicles from Afghanistan
 

Large operation to airlift thousands of tonnes of British military equipment from Afghanistan has begun as troops prepare to leave the country. All combat operations in the country should be over by the end of 2014, leaving Afghan forces in control.

Large operation to airlift thousands of tonnes of British military equipment from Afghanistan has begun as troops prepare to leave the country. All combat operations in the country should be over by the end of 2014, leaving Afghan forces in control.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 09:16 AM

 

Malaysian army assesses the new AV8 8x8 armoured vehicle before its local production
 

The Malaysian Armed Forces are assessing the prototype of the future generation of combat armoured vehicle, AV8, before its production commences locally. Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said, the ATM had received the prototype and were conducting tests.

The Malaysian Armed Forces are assessing the prototype of the future generation of combat armoured vehicle, AV8, before its production commences locally. Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said, the ATM had received the prototype and were conducting tests.
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Monday, April 1, 2013, 01:53 PM

 

Ghana has purchased 34 armoured reconnaissance vehicles for Ghanaian peacekeepers
 

Brigadier-General Kwame Opoku-Adusei, the General Officer Commanding the Northern Command of the Ghana Army, on Tuesday said the government has purchased 34 armoured reconnaissance vehicles to argument the logistics of Ghanaian peacekeepers.

Brigadier-General Kwame Opoku-Adusei, the General Officer Commanding the Northern Command of the Ghana Army, on Tuesday said the government has purchased 34 armoured reconnaissance vehicles to argument the logistics of Ghanaian peacekeepers.
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Monday, April 1, 2013, 01:00 PM

 

Qatar will order 500 Javelin guided missiles and associate equipment to United States
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress March 26 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for 500 Javelin Guided Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $122 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress March 26 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for 500 Javelin Guided Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $122 million.
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Monday, April 1, 2013, 11:57 AM

 

SAAB receives a new order for the C-band medium-range locating radar Arthur
 

Defence and security company Saab has received an order for the Arthur weapon locating system amounting to MSEK 128. Deliveries will take place in 2014. Arthur is a C-band medium-range weapon-locating system that detects and locates enemy artillery fire. The system is used by demanding customers around the world, includingSweden,Norway,Denmark,UK,Greece,Czech Republic,Spain and Italy.

Defence and security company Saab has received an order for the Arthur weapon locating system amounting to MSEK 128. Deliveries will take place in 2014. Arthur is a C-band medium-range weapon-locating system that detects and locates enemy artillery fire. The system is used by demanding customers around the world, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, UK, Greece, Czech Republic, Spain and Italy.
Monday, April 1, 2013, 11:53 AM

 

French and Malian soldiers have pushed back the rebels who has infiltrated the city of Timbuktu
 

Malian soldiers backed by French fighter aircraft have battled rebels in Timbuktu after they used a car bomb as cover to infiltrate the northern desert city, sources say. A Malian soldier and three rebel fighters were believed to have been killed in Sunday's fighting in the ancient Saharan trading hub 1,000km north of the capital Bamako.

Malian soldiers backed by French fighter aircraft have battled rebels in Timbuktu after they used a car bomb as cover to infiltrate the northern desert city, sources say. A Malian soldier and three rebel fighters were believed to have been killed in Sunday's fighting in the ancient Saharan trading hub 1,000km north of the capital Bamako.
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Monday, April 1, 2013, 10:41 AM

 

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