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April 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Ukrainian army on high alert due to the threat of Russian invasion 3004144

Ukrainian army on high alert due to the threat of Russian invasion
 
The Ukrainian army is on high alert due to the “threat of a Russian invasion,” Ukraine’s acting President Aleksandr Turchinov said after admitting that the government in Kiev cannot control the situation in the east of the country.
The Ukrainian army is on high alert due to the “threat of a Russian invasion,” Ukraine’s acting President Aleksandr Turchinov said after admitting that the government in Kiev cannot control the situation in the east of the country.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:59 AM
 

U.S. Marine Corps has selected Northrop Grumman electronic jamming backpack to counter IEDs 3004143

U.S. Marine Corps has selected Northrop Grumman electronic jamming backpack to counter IEDs
 
The U.S. Marine Corps has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to provide electronic jamming backpack systems to counter the threat of roadside improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Under the Counter Radio-controlled IED Electronic Warfare Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operation Capable, or CREW MEU (SOC), contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver and support five initial production systems for testing.
The U.S. Marine Corps has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to provide electronic jamming backpack systems to counter the threat of roadside improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Under the Counter Radio-controlled IED Electronic Warfare Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operation Capable, or CREW MEU (SOC), contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver and support five initial production systems for testing. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:54 AM
 

U.S. urged members of NATO to boost their spending on defense in response of Ukraine crisis 3004142

U.S. urged members of NATO to boost their spending on defense in response of Ukraine crisis
 
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, urged members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to boost their spending on defense in response to what he called Russia's efforts to change the "security landscape" of East and Central Europe.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, urged members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to boost their spending on defense in response to what he called Russia's efforts to change the "security landscape" of East and Central Europe.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:39 AM
 

Indonesian army to transform its primary weapon systems in collaboration with local universities 300

Indonesian army to transform its primary weapon systems in collaboration with local universities
 
The Indonesian Army is planning to transform its primary weapons defense system through increased collaboration with local universities and homegrown military industries. Army chief of staff Gen. Budiman said that the plan, which will cover 2015 through 2019, had been approved by the government and the House of Representatives.
The Indonesian Army is planning to transform its primary weapons defense system through increased collaboration with local universities and homegrown military industries. Army chief of staff Gen. Budiman said that the plan, which will cover 2015 through 2019, had been approved by the government and the House of Representatives.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 08:28 AM
 

MEADS development to build future German army air defense missile system 2904143

MEADS development to build future German army air defense missile system
 
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) development results will enable Germany to build its future air and missile defense system. This was underscored by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson and MBDA Germany Managing Director Thomas Homberg in Berlin, April 28, 2014.
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) development results will enable Germany to build its future air and missile defense system. This was underscored by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson and MBDA Germany Managing Director Thomas Homberg in Berlin, April 28, 2014.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 03:04 PM
 

Russian army to get new version of Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system Pantsir-SM 2904142

Russian army to get new upgraded version of Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system Pantsir-SM
 
The Russian army will get an upgraded version of the Pantsir-S air defense system and a new missile for it by the end of the year, said the Colonel Yuri Muravkin, deputy commander of the air defense troops. The new missile will increase the system’s range of fire from 20 to 30 kilometers.
The Russian army will get Pantsir-SM an upgraded version of the Pantsir-S1 air defense system and a new missile for it by the end of the year, said the Colonel Yuri Muravkin, deputy commander of the air defense troops. The new missile will increase the system’s range of fire from 20 to 30 kilometers.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 08:58 AM
 

For this year arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern produced 230 percent more small weapons 2904141

For this year arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern produced 230 percent more small weapons
 
The Kalashnikov Concern produced 230 percent more small arms weapons in the first quarter of this year than in the year-ago period, the company's press service told RIA Novosti Monday, April 28, 2014.
The Kalashnikov Concern produced 230 percent more small arms weapons in the first quarter of this year than in the year-ago period, the company's press service told RIA Novosti Monday, April 28, 2014.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 08:07 AM
 

Iranian army has test-fired two new medium-range ballistic missiles 2804141

Iranian army has test-fired two new medium-range ballistic missiles
 
Iran's Ground Force has test-fired new medium-range ballistic missiles, Commander of the Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced on Sunday, April 27, 2014. In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Iran's Ground Force has test-fired new medium-range ballistic missiles, Commander of the Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced on Sunday, April 27, 2014. In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Monday, April 28, 2014 08:03 AM
 

Singapore could acquire Russian-made Igla-S SA-24 man-portable missile system MANPADS 2704143

Singapore could acquire Russian-made Igla-S SA-24 man-portable missile system MANPADS
 
According the Russian press agency ARMS-TASS, Singapore could acquire the latest generation of Russian-made man portable air defense missile system (MANPADS) Igla-S (SA-24). Currently, Singapore armed forces use the Igla (SA-18) in man portable version but also mounted on M113 armoured personnel carrier vehicle.
According the Russian press agency ARMS-TASS, Singapore could acquire the latest generation of Russian-made man portable air defense missile system (MANPADS) Igla-S (SA-24). Currently, Singapore armed forces use the Igla (SA-18) in man portable version but also mounted on M113 armoured personnel carrier vehicle.
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Sunday, April 27, 2014 01:00 PM
 

Iran has equipped its S-200 air defense systems with new powerful Sayyad 3 surface-to-air missile 27

Iran has equipped its S-200 air defense systems with new powerful Sayyad 3 surface-to-air missile
 
Lieutenant Commander of Iranian Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base General Shahrokh Shahram announced on Saturday, April 26, 2014, that Iran has equipped its long-range S-200 anti-aircraft system with a new powerful and high-precision missile dubbed 'Sayyad (Hunter) 3'.
Lieutenant Commander of Iranian Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base General Shahrokh Shahram announced on Saturday, April 26, 2014, that Iran has equipped its long-range S-200 anti-aircraft system with a new powerful and high-precision missile dubbed 'Sayyad (Hunter) 3'.
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Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:55 AM
 

India successfully test-fired two Akash surface-to-air missiles able to strike long-range missiles 2

India successfully test-fired two Akash surface-to-air missiles able to strike long-range missiles
 
India on Sunday, April 27, 2014, successfully test-fired two Akash missiles, a new interceptor surface-to-air missile capable of neutralising any incoming long-range missile at higher altitude.The interceptor, positioned at launch pad–IV of Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from here, roared into the sky at about 9.10 AM to hit its target.
India on Sunday, April 27, 2014, successfully test-fired two Akash missiles, a new interceptor surface-to-air missile capable of neutralising any incoming long-range missile at higher altitude.The interceptor, positioned at launch pad–IV of Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from here, roared into the sky at about 9.10 AM to hit its target.
Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:05 AM
 

MBDA Demonstrates MMP Next Generation Land Combat Missile Firing From Confined Spaces

MBDA Demonstrates MMP Next Generation Land Combat Missile Firing From Confined Spaces
 

MBDA’s MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) programme has passed a major phase in its development. MBDA has just demonstrated the firing capabilities of its MMP missile in an operational configuration. The launch tests were carried out in a confined space in the presence of the operator, using his firing post, and the team leader.

MBDA’s MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) programme has passed a major phase in its development. MBDA has just demonstrated the firing capabilities of its MMP missile in an operational configuration. The launch tests were carried out in a confined space in the presence of the operator, using his firing post, and the team leader.

Friday, April 25, 2014 06:39 PM

 

Army of Netherlands takes delivery of first Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicle in ambulance version 2304143

Army of Netherlands takes delivery of first Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicle in ambulance version
 

On 7 April 2014, the OCCAR-EA BOXER Programme Manager released the delivery of the first Netherlands’ Ambulance (NL AMB) BOXER. The NL AMB is part of the fleet of 472 BOXER vehicles in total to be delivered.

On 7 April 2014, the OCCAR-EA BOXER Programme Manager released the delivery of the first Netherlands’ Ambulance (NL AMB) BOXER. The NL AMB is part of the fleet of 472 BOXER vehicles in total to be delivered.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 05:39 PM

 

Russian army to use unmanned ground robot Taifun-M to protect Yars and Topol-M missile sites 2304143

Russian army to use unmanned ground robot Taifun-M to protect Yars and Topol-M missile sites
 
The new Russian unmanned ground mobile security robot Taifun-M, designed to provide security at strategic missile facilities, has been shown on the Russian Vesti news program.

The new Russian unmanned ground mobile security robot Taifun-M, designed to provide security at strategic missile facilities, has been shown on the Russian Vesti news program.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 04:18 PM

 

United States to send 600 soldiers in Baltic region for bilateral military exercises with Poland 230

United States to send 600 soldiers in Baltic region for bilateral military exercises with Poland
 

A company-sized element of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team -- about 150 soldiers -- will arrive in Poland tomorrow to begin a bilateral infantry exercise with Polish troops, the Pentagon press secretary said today. In the coming days, about 450 additional soldiers from the Vicenza, Italy-based 173rd ABCT will arrive for similar exercises in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

A company-sized element of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team -- about 150 soldiers -- will arrive in Poland tomorrow to begin a bilateral infantry exercise with Polish troops, the Pentagon press secretary said today. In the coming days, about 450 additional soldiers from the Vicenza, Italy-based 173rd ABCT will arrive for similar exercises in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 07:17 AM

 

Lockheed Martin team's JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle has achieved 100,000 testing miles 2204145

Lockheed Martin team's JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle has achieved 100,000 testing miles
 

The Lockheed Martin Team’s [NYSE: LMT] Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) has achieved 100,000 miles in the government’s Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM) testing. In August 2013, Lockheed Martin delivered 22 JLTVs to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps for EMD testing, which will continue through the fall.

The Lockheed Martin Team’s [NYSE: LMT] Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) has achieved 100,000 miles in the government’s Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM) testing. In August 2013, Lockheed Martin delivered 22 JLTVs to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps for EMD testing, which will continue through the fall.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 05:54 PM

 

Philippines launches new bid for 8 amphibious assault vehicles to replace old LVTH-6 2204144

Philippines launches new bid for 8 amphibious assault vehicles to replace old LVTH-6
 

Due to a failed bidding back in November, the Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has called for a second round of bidding for eight new amphibious assault vehicles worth P2.5 billion to replace old LVTH-6 in the Philippine Marine Corps.

Due to a failed bidding back in November, the Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has called for a second round of bidding for eight new amphibious assault vehicles worth P2.5 billion to replace old LVTH-6 in the Philippine Marine Corps.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 05:15 PM

 

Army delegation of China in Turkey to boost military cooperation between the two countries 2204143

Army delegation of China in Turkey to boost military cooperation between the two countries
 

General Necdet Özel, chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) , met on April 17 with Lt. Gen. Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), who headed a Chinese military delegation to attend the 4th China - Turkey High-Level Dialogue Meeting on Military Cooperation in Ankara.

General Necdet Özel, chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) , met on April 17 with Lt. Gen. Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), who headed a Chinese military delegation to attend the 4th China - Turkey High-Level Dialogue Meeting on Military Cooperation in Ankara.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 05:15 PM

 

Pakistan successfully test-fired nuclear Hatf III Ghaznavi surface-to-surface ballistic missile 2204

Pakistan successfully test-fired nuclear-capable Hatf III Ghaznavi surface-to-surface ballistic missile
 

Pakistan successfully test- fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the military said. Pakistan's Short Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi) can carry nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 km, an army statement said.

Pakistan successfully test- fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the military said. Pakistan's Short Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi) can carry nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 km, an army statement said.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 04:21 PM

 

Assad regime has one more time uses chemical weapons against civilian population in Syria 2204141

Assad regime has one more time uses chemical weapons against civilian population in Syria
 

The Obama administration said Monday, April 21, 2014, it has "indications" chemical weapons were used in Syria earlier this month, and is investigating whether the Assad regime might have been responsible. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki discussed the allegations a day after French President Francois Hollande said France also had indications the regime is still using chemical weapons.

The Obama administration said Monday, April 21, 2014, it has "indications" chemical weapons were used in Syria earlier this month, and is investigating whether the Assad regime might have been responsible. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki discussed the allegations a day after French President Francois Hollande said France also had indications the regime is still using chemical weapons.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 08:28 AM

 

The new Zoljanah 10x10 heavy tactical vehicle produced by the Iranian defense industry 2104146

The new Zoljanah 10x10 heavy tactical vehicle produced by the Iranian defense industry
 

During the military in Tehran, Friday, April 18, 2014, the Iranian army has unveiled the new heavy tactical vehicle Zoljanah produced locally by the Iranian defense industry. In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

During the military parade in Tehran, Friday, April 18, 2014, the Iranian army has unveiled the new heavy tactical vehicle Zoljanah produced locally by the Iranian defense industry. In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Monday, April 21, 2014 11:00 PM

 

Iran presents Hoveyzeh 155mm self-propelled howitzer based on the M-109A1B american howitzer 2104145

Iran presents Hoveyzeh 155mm self-propelled howitzer based on the M-109A1B american howitzer
 

Iranian army has presented Sunday, April 20, 2014, a 155mm self-propelled howitzer dubbed Hoveyzeh which is based on the American-made M109A1. The Hoveyzeh is a rebuilt M-109A1 which has been built using scraped and decommissioned M-109s. Many parts of the vehicle are manufactured by the Iranian army defense industry.

Iranian army has presented Sunday, April 20, 2014, a 155mm self-propelled howitzer dubbed Hoveyzeh which is based on the American-made M109A1. The Hoveyzeh is a rebuilt M-109A1 which has been built using scraped and decommissioned M-109s. Many parts of the vehicle are manufactured by the Iranian army defense industry.
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Monday, April 21, 2014 09:53 PM

 

Iran has unveiled the latest local-made main battle tank named Sabalan 2104143

Iran has unveiled the latest local-made main battle tank named Sabalan
 

The Iranian Army has unveiled another home-made main battle tank, dubbed as Sabalan, during a ceremony in Tehran, April 20, 2014. The new main battle tank was unveiled by the Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.

The Iranian Army has unveiled another home-made main battle tank, dubbed as Sabalan, during a ceremony in Tehran, April 20, 2014. The new main battle tank was unveiled by the Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.
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Monday, April 21, 2014 09:13 PM

 

Iran to manufacture new Moharram six-barrel 12.7mm Gatling-type machine gun 2104142

Iran to manufacture new Moharram six-barrel 12.7mm Gatling-type machine gun
 

The Iranian Army's Ground Force has unveiled its new local-made Moharram 6-barrel 12.7 mm Gatling-type machine gun. During the military parade in Tehran on April 18, 2014, the Moharram was mounted at the rear of a local-made neinava 4x4 light tactical vehicle.

The Iranian Army's Ground Force has unveiled its new local-made Moharram 6-barrel 12.7 mm Gatling-type machine gun. During the military parade in Tehran on April 18, 2014, the Moharram was mounted at the rear of a local-made neinava 4x4 light tactical vehicle.
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Monday, April 21, 2014 08:06 PM

 

Iranian army to unveil new home-made military equipment and combat vehicles 2104141

Iranian army to unveil new home-made military equipment and combat vehicles
 

The Iranian Army's Ground Force unveiled a series of new achievements in a ceremony in Tehran today, two days after the National Army Day. Tehran launched an arms development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war on Iran to compensate for a US weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and fighter planes.

The Iranian Army's Ground Force unveiled a series of new achievements in a ceremony in Tehran today, two days after the National Army Day. Tehran launched an arms development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war on Iran to compensate for a US weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and fighter planes.
Monday, April 21, 2014 10:28 AM

 

Poland asks United States to deploy 10,000 American troops in his country 2004141

Poland asks United States to deploy 10,000 American troops in his country
 

Warsaw and Washington may announce the deployment of additional American troops in Poland next week, Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said following a meeting with his US counterpart, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Warsaw and Washington may announce the deployment of additional American troops in Poland next week, Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said following a meeting with his US counterpart, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 07:34 AM

 

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