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August 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Iran test-fires Bavar-373 home-made missile defense system

Iran test-fires Bavar-373 home-made missile defense system
 
Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said on Saturday, August 30, that Bavar-373 fired its first successful shot. He added that the system, developed as an alternative with superior capabilities to the Russian S-300 after Moscow canceled its contract with Tehran, works better than certain similar long-range missile systems manufactured by other countries.
Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said on Saturday, August 30, that Bavar-373 fired its first successful shot. He added that the system, developed as an alternative with superior capabilities to the Russian S-300 after Moscow canceled its contract with Tehran, works better than certain similar long-range missile systems manufactured by other countries.
Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:42 PM
 

Canada will participate in massive NATO's drills "Trident Juncture 2015"

Canada will participate in massive NATO's military drills "Trident Juncture 2015"
 
According to The Star, Canada will send troops, jets and warships to participate in a massive NATO training exercise next year in a deployment that could be the first step toward deeper involvement in the alliance’s long-term strategy to counter a resurgent Russia.
According to The Star, Canada will send troops, jets and warships to participate in a massive NATO training exercise next year in a deployment that could be the first step toward deeper involvement in the alliance’s long-term strategy to counter a resurgent Russia.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:13 PM
 

Australia to join weapons drops to help forces fighting against ISIS

Australia to join weapons drops to help Kurdish forces fighting against ISIS
 
Australia will help deliver weapons to Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq in an attempt to counter the threat posed by Islamic State militants, while participating in further humanitarian air drops.
Australia will help deliver weapons to Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq in an attempt to counter the threat posed by Islamic State militants, while participating in further humanitarian air drops.


Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:38 PM
 

Seven NATO allies to create new rapid reaction force

Seven NATO allies to create new rapid reaction force
 
Seven NATO allies plan to create a new rapid reaction force of at least 10,000 soldiers as part of plans to boost NATO defences in response to Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the Financial Times reported on Friday, August 29.
Seven NATO allies plan to create a new rapid reaction force of at least 10,000 soldiers as part of plans to boost NATO defences in response to Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the Financial Times reported on Friday, August 29.


Saturday, August 30, 2014 09:17 PM
 

NATO released new satellite images that show Russian combat forces inside territory of Ukraine 30081

NATO released new satellite images that show Russian combat forces inside territory of Ukraine
 
NATO released new satellite images on Thursday, 28 August 2014, that show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. The images, captured in late August, depict Russian self-propelled artillery units moving in a convoy through the Ukrainian countryside and then preparing for action by establishing firing positions in the area of Krasnodon, Ukraine.
NATO released new satellite images on Thursday, 28 August 2014, that show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. The images, captured in late August, depict Russian self-propelled artillery units moving in a convoy through the Ukrainian countryside and then preparing for action by establishing firing positions in the area of Krasnodon, Ukraine.
Saturday, August 30, 2014 06:22 PM
 

China shows new Z-10 & Z-19 helicopters and Type 99 MBT at international military exercises 2908142

China shows new Z-10 & Z-19 helicopters and Type 99 MBT at international military exercises
 
China showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north. State media said the new hardware performed to expectations in the "Peace Mission-2014" drill featuring more than 7,000 personnel from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
China showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north. State media said the new hardware performed to expectations in the "Peace Mission-2014" drill featuring more than 7,000 personnel from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Friday, August 29, 2014 11:17 AM
 

Sydney’s Baker & Provan has unveiled first Supacat Specialist Operations Vehicles Commandos 2908141

Sydney’s Baker & Provan has unveiled first Supacat Specialist Operations Vehicles Commandos
 
Sydney’s Baker & Provan has unveiled the first of 89 top-line 6x6l military vehicles manufactured for the Australian Defense Forces. Defence Minister David Johnston will unveil the first Australian assembled vehicle at St Marys in Sydney on Friday, August 29, 2014.
Sydney’s Baker & Provan has unveiled the first of 89 top-line 6x6 Supacat Specialist Vehicles Commandos vehicles manufactured for the Australian Defense Forces. Defence Minister David Johnston will unveil the first Australian assembled vehicle at St Marys in Sydney on Friday, August 29, 2014.
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Friday, August 29, 2014 09:39 AM
 

Ukroboronprom's armored products made the core of Independence Day military parade in Ukraine 280814

Ukroboronprom's armored products made the core of Independence Day military parade in Ukraine
 
Ukroboronprom’s products made a core of military parade dedicated to Independence Day of Ukraine, as stated by Roman Romanov, Ukroboronprom General Director. According to the executive, the particular role on the parade was played by BTR-4E and BTR-3E1 armored personnel carriers.
Ukroboronprom’s products made a core of military parade dedicated to Independence Day of Ukraine, as stated by Roman Romanov, Ukroboronprom General Director. According to the executive, the particular role on the parade was played by BTR-4E and BTR-3E1 armored personnel carriers.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 05:39 PM
 

AI3 enhancements showcased during joint US military exercise

Raytheon's AI3 enhancements showcased during joint US military exercise
 
Raytheon Company and the U.S. Army achieved the first intercept of a cruise missile by the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative missile. An AI3 missile also destroyed an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Both intercepts occurred during the recent Black Dart demonstration – a U.S. military exercise held July 29 - August 11.
Raytheon Company and the U.S. Army achieved the first intercept of a cruise missile by the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative missile. An AI3 missile also destroyed an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Both intercepts occurred during the recent Black Dart demonstration – a U.S. military exercise held July 29 - August 11.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 06:04 PM
 

Danish Parliament approved military contribution to Iraqi and Kurdish forces

Danish Parliament approved military contribution to Iraqi and Kurdish forces
 
According to local medias, Danish parliament on Wednesday, 27 August, approved Denmark's military contribution to the international campaign against jihadist militants in northern Iraq. A Hercules C-130J military aircraft carrier will be accompanied by up to 55 individuals, including a logistics team and security personnel. The Danish mission will deliver weapons, ammunition and other military goods to the Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State.
According to local medias, Danish parliament on Wednesday, 27 August, approved Denmark's military contribution to the international campaign against jihadist militants in northern Iraq. A Hercules C-130J military aircraft carrier will be accompanied by up to 55 individuals, including a logistics team and security personnel. The Danish mission will deliver weapons, ammunition and other military goods to the Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State. Thursday, August 28, 2014 03:05 PM
 

Iranian Armed forces unveiled new BTR-60 personnel carrier armed with Sedad 23mm cannon 2808141

Iranian Armed forces unveiled new BTR-60 personnel carrier armed with Sedad 23mm cannon
 
Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari underlined the high capabilities and advancements made by the Iranian defense industry in designing and manufacturing military equipment, and said his forces have recently received a new version of the BTR-60PB armed with 23 mm anti-aircraft twin-barreled automatic cannon.
Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari underlined the high capabilities and advancements made by the Iranian defense industry in designing and manufacturing military equipment, and said his forces have recently received a new version of the BTR-60PB armed with 23 mm anti-aircraft twin-barreled automatic cannon.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 01:31 PM
 

U.S. Special Operations Command signs contract for the Carl-Gustaf weapon system

U.S. Special Operations Command signs contract for the Carl-Gustaf weapon system
 
Defence and security company Saab has signed a new framework contract with the USSOCOM for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system (in the US named MAAWS; Multi-role, Anti-armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System). The contract is a follow on agreement to a previous 5 year contract for the 84mm recoilless rifle system. In connection with award of the contract, USSOCOM issued an initial order with a value of MSEK 99 ($14.3 million).
Defence and security company Saab has signed a new framework contract with the USSOCOM for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system (in the US named MAAWS; Multi-role, Anti-armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System). The contract is a follow on agreement to a previous 5 year contract for the 84mm recoilless rifle system. In connection with award of the contract, USSOCOM issued an initial order with a value of MSEK 99 ($14.3 million). Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:09 PM
 

China and Russia vow to enhance military ties

China and Russia vow to enhance military ties
 
Top Chinese and Russian military officers pledged to further enhance military ties on Wednesday, August 27. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), told Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, the development of relations between the two countries and the two armed forces have maintained good momentum in recent years.
Top Chinese and Russian military officers pledged to further enhance military ties on Wednesday, August 27. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), told Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, the development of relations between the two countries and the two armed forces have maintained good momentum in recent years.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:30 AM
 

Australia signals readiness to help U.S. in Iraq air strikes

Australia signals readiness to help U.S. in Iraq air strikes
 
Australia has signaled willingness to contribute its Super Hornet fighter jets to U.S.- led air strikes in Iraq, with the defense force "at a high state of readiness." Defense Minister David Johnston outlined the position on Wednesday night, saying Australia was ready to assist the U.S. with further airstrikes targeting ISIS terrorists in Iraq.
Australia has signaled willingness to contribute its Super Hornet fighter jets to U.S.- led air strikes in Iraq, with the defense force "at a high state of readiness." Defense Minister David Johnston outlined the position on Wednesday night, saying Australia was ready to assist the U.S. with further airstrikes targeting ISIS terrorists in Iraq.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:03 AM
 

Czech Army receiving surplus Hungarian T-72 main battle tanks

Czech Army receiving surplus Hungarian T-72 main battle tanks
 
According to UPI, more than four dozen T-72 tanks are on their way to the Czech military from Hungarian Army depots. The Hungarian Ministry of Defense said the transport of 58 surplus tanks began on Monday to an undisclosed point in the Czech Republic but offered no other details.
According to UPI, more than four dozen T-72 tanks are on their way to the Czech military from Hungarian Army depots. The Hungarian Ministry of Defense said the transport of 58 surplus tanks began on Monday to an undisclosed point in the Czech Republic but offered no other details.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 04:26 PM
 

Nato plans to open bases in eastern Europe to counter Russia

Nato plans to open bases in eastern Europe to counter Russia
 
Nato is to deploy its forces at new bases in eastern Europe for the first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from causing trouble in the former Soviet Baltic republics, according to its secretary general. Rasmussen said the organisations's summit in Cardiff next week would overcome divisions within the alliance and agree to new deployments on Russia's borders.
Nato is to deploy its forces at new bases in eastern Europe for the first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from causing trouble in the former Soviet Baltic republics, according to its secretary general. Rasmussen said the organisations's summit in Cardiff next week would overcome divisions within the alliance and agree to new deployments on Russia's borders. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 02:14 PM
 

US claimed that artillery and rockets have been fired from Russia against Ukrainian territory

US claimed that artillery and rockets have been fired from Russia against Ukrainian territory
 
Despite Russian claims of de-escalating tensions with Ukraine, their actions, including movement of heavy equipment across the border continues to increase tension, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today.
Despite Russian claims of de-escalating tensions with Ukraine, their actions, including movement of heavy equipment across the border continues to increase tension, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters on Monday, August 25.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 08:54 AM
 

Canada Concerned About Russia’s Military Expansion in Arctic

Canada Concerned About Russia’s Military Expansion in Arctic
 
Canada has expressed its concerns about the growing military presence of Russia in the Arctic region. The reaction of Canada came out, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently conducted his annual northern tour in the Northwest Territories with initiatives to promote fresh food production.
Canada has expressed its concerns about the growing military presence of Russia in the Arctic region. The reaction of Canada came out, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently conducted his annual northern tour in the Northwest Territories with initiatives to promote fresh food production.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:01 PM
 

Anti-tank weapon to bolster PLA capability

Anti-tank weapon to bolster PLA capability
 
From GPS-enabled helmets and long-range night vision goggles to high-powered sniper rifles, the Chinese military has continued upgrading equipment. Now, the People's Liberation Army ground force will have another new state-of-the-art weapon in its arsenal-the HJ-12 anti-tank missile, which can destroy tanks at a distance of more than 4 km.
From GPS-enabled helmets and long-range night vision goggles to high-powered sniper rifles, the Chinese military has continued upgrading equipment. Now, the People's Liberation Army ground force will have another new state-of-the-art weapon in its arsenal-the HJ-12 anti-tank missile, which can destroy tanks at a distance of more than 4 km.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 09:35 PM
 

China's drone blasts off missile in SCO anti-terror drill

China's drone blasts off missile in SCO anti-terror drill
 
China's military drones participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) anti-terror drills in Inner Mongolia for the first time on Tuesday, August 26. Participating in the live fire drills, the drone, who's model was unidentified, shot off several missiles during the rehearsal, said Shen Jinke, spokesman of China Air force.
China's military drones participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) anti-terror drills in Inner Mongolia for the first time on Tuesday, August 26. Participating in the live fire drills, the drone, who's model was unidentified, shot off several missiles during the rehearsal, said Shen Jinke, spokesman of China Air force.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 08:16 PM
 

A column of Russian tanks and armoured vehicle has crossed into southeastern Ukraine 26080141

A column of Russian tanks and armoured vehicle has crossed into southeastern Ukraine
 
According an Ukrainian official, Monday, August 25, 2014, a column of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles has crossed into southeastern Ukraine, away from where most of the intense fighting has been taking place.
According an Ukrainian official, Monday, August 25, 2014, a column of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles has crossed into southeastern Ukraine, away from where most of the intense fighting has been taking place.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 06:55 PM
 

Russian Western Military District Troops started to learn how to destroy enemys UAVs

Russian Western Military District Troops started to learn how to destroy enemy UAVs
 
Man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) radar units in Russia’s Western Military District have started practicing on low-flying targets at the Kapustin Yar testing range, a spokesman for the district said Monday, August 25.
Man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) radar units in Russia’s Western Military District have started practicing on low-flying targets at the Kapustin Yar testing range, a spokesman for the district said Monday, August 25.


Monday, August 25, 2014 07:26 PM
 

Germany has approved the delivery of Rheinmetall Fuchs 6x6 personnel carrier assembly to Algeria 250

Germany has approved the delivery of Rheinmetall Fuchs 6x6 personnel carrier assembly to Algeria
 
Germany's Economy Ministry has approved plans by defence group Rheinmetall to deliver a tank assembly plant to Algeria, according to a reply sent by the ministry following a request from a member of parliament. Rheinmetall's delivery to Algeria includes a production line to assemble the Fuchs wheeled armoured transport vehicle, as well as other parts valued at more than 28 million euros ($37 million), according to the document.
Germany's Economy Ministry has approved plans by defence group Rheinmetall to deliver a tank assembly plant to Algeria, according to a reply sent by the ministry following a request from a member of parliament. Rheinmetall's delivery to Algeria includes a production line to assemble the Fuchs wheeled armoured transport vehicle, as well as other parts valued at more than 28 million euros ($37 million), according to the document. Monday, August 25, 2014 06:07 PM
 

Iran to Double Range of Qadir Cruise Missile and Ready to Test-Fire Sayyad 3 Long-Range Missile

Iran to Double Range of Qadir Cruise Missile and Ready to Test-Fire Sayyad 3 Long-Range Missile
 
Iran will increase the range of its newly-unveiled Qadir cruise missile and also test-fire the long-range Sayyad (Hunter) 3 missile in the near future, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced on Sunday, August 24.
Iran will increase the range of its newly-unveiled Qadir cruise missile and also test-fire the long-range Sayyad (Hunter) 3 missile in the near future, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced on Sunday, August 24.


Monday, August 25, 2014 02:42 PM
 

Ukraine's President announces to boost his country's defence spending by an estimated 50%

Ukraine's President announces to boost his country's defence spending by an estimated 50%
 
Ukraine’s president announced plans Sunday, August 24, 2014, to boost his country’s defence spending by an estimated 50 per cent. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pledged to spend an extra 40 billion hryvnia ($3 billion) by 2017 during a speech marking Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Ukraine’s president announced plans Sunday, August 24, 2014, to boost his country’s defence spending by an estimated 50 per cent. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pledged to spend an extra 40 billion hryvnia ($3 billion) by 2017 during a speech marking Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
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Monday, August 25, 2014 10:29 AM
 

Iran has unveiled two new short-range missiles and two types of drones 2408142

Iran has unveiled two new short-range missiles and two types of drones
 
Tehran has inaugurated four new defense achievements by the Air Industries Organizations , including the production of two new short-range missiles and two types of drones, Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported Sunday, August 24, 2014.
Tehran has inaugurated four new defense achievements by the Air Industries Organizations , including the production of two new short-range missiles and two types of drones, Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported Sunday, August 24, 2014.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014 09:55 AM
 

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