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August 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Iran plans to increase exports of arms and military equipment to friendly countries
 

The Iranian Defense Ministry plans to increase exports of arms and military equipment to friendly and neighboring countries in the future, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced on Sunday, August 25, 2013.

The Iranian Defense Ministry plans to increase exports of arms and military equipment to friendly and neighboring countries in the future, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced on Sunday, August 25, 2013.
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Monday, August 26, 2013 09:20 AM

 

United States and France to discuss about military response in Syria after use of chemical weapons
 

U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday, August 26, 2013, conversed with his French counterpart Francois Hollande over phone to discuss possible coordinated response to the alleged chemical weapons use by Syrian government forces.

U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday, August 26, 2013, conversed with his French counterpart Francois Hollande over phone to discuss possible coordinated response to the alleged chemical weapons use by Syrian government forces.
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Monday, August 26, 2013 08:29 AM

 

United States and Malaysia would continue to boost military ties and more cooperation
 

United States and Malaysian defence officials said Sunday that the two countries would continue to boost military ties and eyes on more areas for cooperation. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Malaysian counterpart Hishammuddin Hussein, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the United States is committed to strengthening the military partnership with Malaysia.

United States and Malaysian defence officials said Sunday, August 25, 2013, that the two countries would continue to boost military ties and eyes on more areas for cooperation. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Malaysian counterpart Hishammuddin Hussein, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the United States is committed to strengthening the military partnership with Malaysia.
Sunday, August 25, 2013 03:53 PM

 

United States has updated options for air strikes and use of cruise missiles against Syria
 

The U.S. military has updated options for a forceful intervention in Syria to give President Barack Obama a range of choices should he decide to deepen American involvement in a civil war where new claims surfaced this week about possible chemical weapons use by the regime. A senior Defense Department official told CNN on Friday, August 23, 2013, that target lists for possible air strikes have been updated.

The U.S. military has updated options for a forceful intervention in Syria to give President Barack Obama a range of choices should he decide to deepen American involvement in a civil war where new claims surfaced this week about possible chemical weapons use by the regime. A senior Defense Department official told CNN on Friday, August 23, 2013, that target lists for possible air strikes have been updated. Saturday, August 24, 2013 06:01 PM

 

Japanese army plans to add Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle for reconnaissance duties
 

The Japanese government has planned to add the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for reconnaissance duties in 2015, local media reported Friday, August 24, 2013. The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper quoted government officials as saying that the Ministry of Defense will boost its spending for the next fiscal year, by adding an additional 200 million yen (2 million U.S. dollars) to cover the introduction of the UAV in fiscal 2015.

The Japanese government has planned to add the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for reconnaissance duties in 2015, local media reported Friday, August 24, 2013. The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper quoted government officials as saying that the Ministry of Defense will boost its spending for the next fiscal year, by adding an additional 200 million yen (2 million U.S. dollars) to cover the introduction of the UAV in fiscal 2015. Saturday, August 24, 2013 04:42 PM

 

General Dynamics won a contract to deliver Ground Mobility Vehicles 1.1 to U.S. Special Forces
 

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems of St. Petersburg, Fla., is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost delivery orders (or any combination of those) contract with total ceiling of $562,210,980 for the purchase of Ground Mobility Vehicles 1.1 (GMV 1.1).

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems of St. Petersburg, Fla., is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost delivery orders (or any combination of those) contract with total ceiling of $562,210,980 for the purchase of Ground Mobility Vehicles 1.1 (GMV 1.1).
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Friday, August 23, 2013 04:08 PM

 

New Iranian defense minister called to enhance military and defense collaboration with Azerbaijan
 

In a message to Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan to congratulate him on his appointment as Iran’s new defense minister, Azeri Defense Minister Safar Abiyev called for the enhancement of military and defense cooperation between Baku and Tehran.

In a message to Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan to congratulate him on his appointment as Iran’s new defense minister, Azeri Defense Minister Safar Abiyev called for the enhancement of military and defense cooperation between Baku and Tehran.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013 06:53 AM

 

Army of Tanzania has received 591 military vehicles from India including Ashok Leyland trucks
 

The Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) has received 591 military vehicles from India, including trucks and buses, that are expected to greatly improve transportation within the military. The vehicles were handed over at the beginning of August. Another 88 vehicles will be received at the end of next month, according to Tanzania’s The Citizen. The delivery earlier this month was accompanied by 16 containers of spare parts.

The Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) has received 591 military vehicles from India, including trucks and buses, that are expected to greatly improve transportation within the military. The vehicles were handed over at the beginning of August. Another 88 vehicles will be received at the end of next month, according to Tanzania’s The Citizen. The delivery earlier this month was accompanied by 16 containers of spare parts. Wednesday, August 21, 2013 09:15 AM

 

China and United States defense chiefs agree to enhance military cooperation and exchanges
 

Chinese and U.S. defense chiefs agreed here Monday to take new steps to enhance military cooperation and exchanges between their countries. The agreement was reached by visiting Chinese Minister of National Defense Chang Wanquan and his U.S. counterpart, Chuck Hagel, during their talks at the Pentagon, which Hagel hailed as "very productive."

Chinese and U.S. defense chiefs agreed here Monday to take new steps to enhance military cooperation and exchanges between their countries. The agreement was reached by visiting Chinese Minister of National Defense Chang Wanquan and his U.S. counterpart, Chuck Hagel, during their talks at the Pentagon, which Hagel hailed as "very productive."
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 08:48 AM

 

Angola will host for the first time Fair of Defense and Security Industry FIDES in November 2013
 

Angola will hold the International Fair of Defense and Security Industry ,Fides, from November 10 to 13 as a development factor for this African country, affirmed a government source said, August 19, 2013. The Minister of National Defence, Candido Pereira Van Dúnem, said that the exhibition event is part of the efforts of the Angolan government to gradually reduce imports in the defense industry and create more jobs for native labor.

Angola will hold the International Fair of Defense and Security Industry ,Fides, from November 10 to 13 as a development factor for this African country, affirmed a government source said, August 19, 2013. The Minister of National Defence, Candido Pereira Van Dúnem, said that the exhibition event is part of the efforts of the Angolan government to gradually reduce imports in the defense industry and create more jobs for native labor. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 05:21 PM

 

Raytheon AI3 interceptor project successfully engaged and destroyed an inflight rocket
 

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully intercepted and destroyed a low quadrant elevation (QE) 107mm rocket as part of the second series of guided test vehicle (GTV) flight tests of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative (AI3) program. The intercept is a major test milestone before the U.S. Army live-fire engagements begin in September.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully intercepted and destroyed a low quadrant elevation (QE) 107mm rocket as part of the second series of guided test vehicle (GTV) flight tests of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative (AI3) program. The intercept is a major test milestone before the U.S. Army live-fire engagements begin in September.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 04:44 PM

 

The ABV Assault Breacher Vehicle is deployed by U.S. Army in South Korea
 

The U.S. Army has added a new mine-resistant vehicle to its Korea fleet – the Assault Breacher Vehicle. The 70-ton ABV, nicknamed “The Shredder,” is designed to clear paths for troops to advance through minefields or areas where improvised explosive devices might be buried.

The U.S. Army has added a new mine-resistant vehicle to its Korea fleet – the Assault Breacher Vehicle. The 70-ton ABV, nicknamed “The Shredder,” is designed to clear paths for troops to advance through minefields or areas where improvised explosive devices might be buried.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 04:24 PM

 

China and Russia eager to expand their military and nuclear cooperation
 

The Chinese government is eager to expand its military and nuclear relationship with its Russian counterparts, a Chinese official said Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met in the northeast Chinese city of Harbin with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Rogozin. The vice premier said the meeting complements March commitments made by Chinese President Xi Jinping to expand bilateral strategic relations.

The Chinese government is eager to expand its military and nuclear relationship with its Russian counterparts, a Chinese official said Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met in the northeast Chinese city of Harbin with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Rogozin. The vice premier said the meeting complements March commitments made by Chinese President Xi Jinping to expand bilateral strategic relations. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 03:49 PM

 

Production line of AM General BRV-O for JLTV program of U.S army ready for test vehicles
 

AM General’s Light Tactical Vehicle Assembly Line (LTVAL) is full of activity as the company’s Blast Resistant Vehicle(TM) - Off road (BRV-O(TM)) steadily moves through the production line and on to Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) government testing.

AM General’s Light Tactical Vehicle Assembly Line (LTVAL) is full of activity as the company’s Blast Resistant Vehicle(TM) - Off road (BRV-O(TM)) steadily moves through the production line and on to Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) government testing.
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Monday, August 19, 2013 08:42 AM

 

Israel will continue the production of its local-made Merkava IV main battle tank
 

The Israeli government has decided to continue production of its main battle tank, the Merkava IV. Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon announced the decision to resume Merkava production for the Israel Defense Force Armored Corps during a visit to northern Israel, where he met with defense manufacturers producing the Merkava in Kiryat Shmona.

The Israeli government has decided to continue production of its main battle tank, the Merkava IV. Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon announced the decision to resume Merkava production for the Israel Defense Force Armored Corps during a visit to northern Israel, where he met with defense manufacturers producing the Merkava in Kiryat Shmona.
Monday, August 19, 2013 05:44 AM

 

South Korea and United States start annual joint military exercises for two weeks
 

South Korea and the United States are set to begin annual joint military exercises on Monday, South Korean media have reported citing the Combined Forces Command (CFC). North Korea's attitude toward the drills has been low-key even though the country strongly condemned them in the past, the Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, August 18, 2013.

South Korea and the United States are set to begin annual joint military exercises on Monday, South Korean media have reported citing the Combined Forces Command (CFC). North Korea's attitude toward the drills has been low-key even though the country strongly condemned them in the past, the Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, August 18, 2013.
Monday, August 19, 2013 04:54 AM

 

Lockheed Martin conducts successful PAC-3 missile flight test at White Sands Missile Range
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] conducted a successful PAC-3 Missile flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in which PAC-3 successfully detected, tracked and intercepted an aerodynamic, threat-representative tactical ballistic missile target.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] conducted a successful PAC-3 Missile flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in which PAC-3 successfully detected, tracked and intercepted an aerodynamic, threat-representative tactical ballistic missile target.
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Monday, August 19, 2013 04:22 AM

 

Lockheed Martin delivers 22 development JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicles to U.S. Army - Marines
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] celebrated the delivery of 22 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps today under the JLTV program’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract. JLTV team members marked the milestone during a ceremony at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control facility in Dallas.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] celebrated the delivery of 22 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps today under the JLTV program’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract. JLTV team members marked the milestone during a ceremony at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control facility in Dallas.
Saturday, August 17, 2013 11:41 AM

 

Iran and Kazakhstan agree to extend mutual military cooperation between the ground forces
 

During the meeting in the Kazakh capital on Tuesday, Iranian Military Attache in Astana Hamzeh Rouhi Kabarg and Commander of Kazakhstan’s Army Ground Force Murat Maikeyev underlined the need for the further expansion of mutual military cooperation between Iran and Kazakhstan.

During the meeting in the Kazakh capital on Tuesday, Iranian Military Attache in Astana Hamzeh Rouhi Kabarg and Commander of Kazakhstan’s Army Ground Force Murat Maikeyev underlined the need for the further expansion of mutual military cooperation between Iran and Kazakhstan.
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Friday, August 15, 2013 04:46 AM

 

Iron Dome air defense system of Israeli Army intercepts rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula
 

The Israeli military shot down a rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula toward the Israeli southern city of Eilat overnight Tuesday, local media reported. "An Iron Dome battery identified a launch and successfully intercepted a rocket over Eilat," an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokeswoman confirmed to Xinhua, giving no further details.

The Israeli military shot down a rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula toward the Israeli southern city of Eilat overnight Tuesday, local media reported. "An Iron Dome battery identified a launch and successfully intercepted a rocket over Eilat," an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokeswoman confirmed to Xinhua, giving no further details.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 01:44 PM

 

India test-fired local-made Prithvi-II nuclear-ready surface-to-surface ballistic missile
 

A defense official in India said the military test-fired a domestically built nuclear-ready missile with a range in excess of 200 miles from a coastal facility. An unnamed spokesman for the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization said the nuclear-ready Prithvi-II ballistic missile was fired from a test range along the country's eastern coast.

A defense official in India said the military test-fired a domestically built nuclear-ready missile with a range in excess of 200 miles from a coastal facility. An unnamed spokesman for the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization said the nuclear-ready Prithvi-II ballistic missile was fired from a test range along the country's eastern coast.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 01:19 PM

 

Lockheed Martin launches production of PAC-3 Patriot Advanced Capability missile for Kuwait
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $308 million contract modification from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for hardware and services associated with the combat-proven PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment program. In addition to Fiscal Year 2013 missile and command launch system production for the U.S. Army, the contract marks the first Foreign Military Sale of the PAC-3 Missile to Kuwait. Kuwait is the sixth international customer for the PAC-3 Missile

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $308 million contract modification from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for hardware and services associated with the combat-proven PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment program. In addition to Fiscal Year 2013 missile and command launch system production for the U.S. Army, the contract marks the first Foreign Military Sale of the PAC-3 Missile to Kuwait. Kuwait is the sixth international customer for the PAC-3 Missile. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:59 AM

 

Russian defense Company KAMAZ unveils its new KAMAZ-63969 MRAP category 6x6 vehicle
 

During Tatarstan’s President Rustam Minnikhanov’s recent visit to KAMAZ, the company for the first time demonstrated a ready-to-use version of an advanced armoured vehicle KAMAZ-63969 made under a Typhoon development project. And the head of the republic even tested the new Typhoon.

During Tatarstan’s President Rustam Minnikhanov’s recent visit to KAMAZ, the company for the first time demonstrated a ready-to-use version of an advanced armoured vehicle KAMAZ-63969 made under a Typhoon development project. And the head of the republic even tested the new Typhoon.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 05:47 PM

 

INVISIO receives an order from the U.S. Army to provide V60 communication system
 

INVISIO (IVSO) has through its U.S. distribution partner TEA Headsets received an order from the U.S. Army. The order is for the INVISIO V60 communication system and the total order value is approximately SEK 7.1 m. The products will be delivered during the second half of 2013.

INVISIO (IVSO) has through its U.S. distribution partner TEA Headsets received an order from the U.S. Army. The order is for the INVISIO V60 communication system and the total order value is approximately SEK 7.1 m. The products will be delivered during the second half of 2013.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 04:32 PM

 

Rheinmetall wins a number of important orders for high-performance protection technology
 

Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection GmbH has recently won a number of important orders for its high-performance protection technology. Worth around €10 million in total, fibre composite materials and ceramic armour plates from Rheinmetall will now make a contribution to protecting ship’s crews, cars and security personnel from ballistic threats.

Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection GmbH has recently won a number of important orders for its high-performance protection technology. Worth around €10 million in total, fibre composite materials and ceramic armour plates from Rheinmetall will now make a contribution to protecting ship’s crews, cars and security personnel from ballistic threats.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 01:39 PM

 

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