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December 2011 Army - Military - Defence Industry News
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Nexter Systems proposes VBCI vehicle for Close Combat Vehicle CCV program of Canadian Army
 

Nexter Systems wishes to confirm it has submitted two bids in response to the Government of Canada’s Request for Proposals for the Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) program. The first solution proposed is the VBCI 25 equipped with a 25 mm one-man turret, which is based upon the vehicle currently in use by the French Army

Nexter Systems wishes to confirm it has submitted two bids in response to the Government of Canada’s Request for Proposals for the Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) program. The first solution proposed is the VBCI 25 equipped with a 25 mm one-man turret, which is based upon the vehicle currently in use by the French Army
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Sunday, December 18, 2011, 10:46 AM

 

M240L 7.62mm Medium Machine Gun recognized as Greatest Inventions 2010 for United States Army
 

The United States Army recognized the M240L 7.62mm Medium Machine Gun among the 2010 Army Greatest Inventions (AGI) during an awards ceremony at the Association of the United States Army Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11.

The United States Army recognized the M240L 7.62mm Medium Machine Gun among the 2010 Army Greatest Inventions (AGI) during an awards ceremony at the Association of the United States Army Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11.
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Sunday, December 18, 2011, 09:54 AM

 

Last convoy of United States soldiers pulled out of Iraq this Sunday, December 18, 2011
 

The last convoy of United States soldiers pulled out of Iraq on Sunday, December 18, 2011, ending nearly nine years of war that cost almost 4,500 American and tens of thousands of Iraqi lives and left a country still grappling with political uncertainty.

The last convoy of United States soldiers pulled out of Iraq on Sunday, December 18, 2011, ending nearly nine years of war that cost almost 4,500 American and tens of thousands of Iraqi lives and left a country still grappling with political uncertainty.
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Sunday, December 18, 2011, 08:17 AM

 

Indonesian army to purchase American helicopter AH-64 and German Leopard main battle tanks
 

A senior officer of the Indonesian army said on Friday that the army has allocated some 14 trillion rupiah (about 1.5 billion U.S. dollars) to purchase several military equipment from producers in Europe and the United States in the near futur

A senior officer of the Indonesian army said on Friday that the army has allocated some 14 trillion rupiah (about 1.5 billion U.S. dollars) to purchase several military equipment from producers in Europe and the United States in the near future.
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Friday, December 16, 2011, 03:11 PM

 

Russia will develop a new intercontinental ballistic missile
 

Russia will develop a new liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile to overcome the U.S.’s prospective missile defense system, Strategic Missile Forces chief Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said on Friday, December 16, 2011.

Russia will develop a new liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile to overcome the U.S.’s prospective missile defense system, Strategic Missile Forces chief Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said on Friday, December 16, 2011.
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Friday, December 16, 2011, 02:36 PM

 

The new VAB Ultima wheeled armoured personnel carrier adapted for French Felin Future soldier
 

The new VAB Ultima is the latest development of the 30 years old VAB armoured personnel carrier designed and manufactured by the French Defence Company Renault Trucks Defense. To answer to the new threats in Afghanistan and the use of FELIN, the future soldier equipment which is entered in service in the French infantry units, Renault Trucks Defense presents this new upgrade of the VAB during at the end of November in Draguignan, France.

The new VAB Ultima is the latest development of the 30 years old VAB armoured personnel carrier designed and manufactured by the French Defence Company Renault Trucks Defense. To answer to the new threats in Afghanistan and the use of FELIN, the future soldier equipment which is entered in service in the French infantry units, Renault Trucks Defense presented this new upgrade of the VAB at the end of November in Draguignan, France. Thursday, December 15, 2011, 04:50 PM

 

First export licence for the Finnish Patria Nemo 120mm mortar carrier vehicle
 
The Council of State of Finland granted an export licence for 36 Patria Nemo mortar systems. These had been selected as one of the weapon systems for the General Dynamics Land Systems vehicle, as part of the US Government Foreign Military Sales (FMS) project.

The Council of State of Finland granted an export licence for 36 Patria Nemo mortar systems. These had been selected as one of the weapon systems for the General Dynamics Land Systems vehicle, as part of the US Government Foreign Military Sales (FMS) project.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011, 03:04 PM

 

Russia will help Iran if its nuclear sites are attacked by Israel and the United States
 
The geopolitical situation around Syria and Iran pushes Russia to improve urgently its armed forces in Transcaucasia, in the Caspian Sea and in the regions of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, information from the Russian Newspaper Nezavissimaïa Gazeta ("The Independent Newspaper"), December 15, 2011.

The geopolitical situation around Syria and Iran pushes Russia to improve urgently its armed forces in Transcaucasia, in the Caspian Sea and in the regions of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, information from the Russian Newspaper Nezavissimaïa Gazeta ("The Independent Newspaper"), December 15, 2011.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011, 02:13 PM

 

Japanese Air Self Defense Forces conduct successful Patriot missile test firings in United States
 
The Japanese Air Self Defense Forces (JASDF), operating Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Patriot Configuration-3 systems, successfully concluded its annual training exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas. The exercise included target engagement and successful test firings of the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System in tactical mission configurations.

The Japanese Air Self Defense Forces (JASDF), operating Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Patriot Configuration-3 systems, successfully concluded its annual training exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas. The exercise included target engagement and successful test firings of the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System in tactical mission configurations.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 02:42 PM

 

French Company Thales selected to supply Australian army with its Hawkei armoured vehicle
 
French defence company Thales was named as preferred bidder for a A$1.5 billion ($1.53 billion) contract to supply the military with light armoured vehicles, heading off rivals with its locally-designed Hawkei.

French defence company Thales was named as preferred bidder for a A$1.5 billion ($1.53 billion) contract to supply the military with light armoured vehicles, heading off rivals with its locally-designed Hawkei.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 11:09 PM

 

British and Afghan army troops have conducted operation EAGLE'S SHADOW against IED factory
 
British troops and Afghan commandos have conducted a daring dawn raid under fire to target a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) factory in Helmand province. Operation EAGLE'S SHADOW saw more than 90 soldiers from the Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) fly in three helicopters to the suspected factory in northern Nahr-e Saraj district.

British troops and Afghan commandos have conducted a daring dawn raid under fire to target a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) factory in Helmand province. Operation EAGLE'S SHADOW saw more than 90 soldiers from the Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) fly in three helicopters to the suspected factory in northern Nahr-e Saraj district.
Monday, December 12, 2011, 03:38 PM

 

Greece is considering a free offer from United States for 400 main battle tanks M1 Abrams
 

Cash-strapped Greece is considering a free offer of hundreds of redundant M1A1 Abrams tanks extended by the US government, the Greek army said on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Ta Nea daily newspaper of Greece reported that the tanks, stored in Nevada, saw action in the 1990-1991 Gulf War and were first offered by the US government a year ago.

Cash-strapped Greece is considering a free offer of hundreds of redundant M1A1 Abrams tanks extended by the US government, the Greek army said on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Ta Nea daily newspaper of Greece reported that the tanks, stored in Nevada, saw action in the 1990-1991 Gulf War and were first offered by the US government a year ago.
Saturday, December 10, 2011, 07:18 AM

 

French army troops of UNIFIL in Lebanon hit by roadside bomb near the coastal city of Tyre
 

Five French soldiers and two civilians were wounded on Friday, December 9,2011, by a powerful roadside bomb that targeted a UNIFIL patrol in the southern coastal city of Tyre, a spokesperson and media reports said.

Five French soldiers and two civilians were wounded on Friday, December 9,2011, by a powerful roadside bomb that targeted a UNIFIL patrol in the southern coastal city of Tyre, a spokesperson and media reports said.
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Friday, December 9, 2011, 11:23 AM

 

Rheinmetall MAN Military will supply German army with protected HX81 transporter truck
 

Germany’s Bundeswehr (German army) has contracted with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles to supply it with HX 81 tractors. Thus, for the first time ever, German troops will have a fleet of protected heavy equipment transporter vehicles at their disposal.

Germany’s Bundeswehr (German army) has contracted with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles to supply it with HX 81 tractors. Thus, for the first time ever, German troops will have a fleet of protected heavy equipment transporter vehicles at their disposal.
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Thursday, December 8, 2011, 05:47 PM

 

United States Army will receive a digitized version of the M119A2 105mm howitzer
 

United States army Soldiers are one step closer to receiving a digitized M119A2 howitzer that will make it possible for them to start firing rounds and evade return fire quicker. The M119A2 is a lightweight 105mm howitzer that provides suppressive and protective fires for Infantry Brigade Combat Teams.

United States army Soldiers are one step closer to receiving a digitized M119A2 howitzer that will make it possible for them to start firing rounds and evade return fire quicker. The M119A2 is a lightweight 105mm howitzer that provides suppressive and protective fires for Infantry Brigade Combat Teams.
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Thursday, December 8, 2011, 09:19 AM

 

Elbit Systems will supply Israeli Ministry of Defense with lightweight weapons station
 

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE:ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded contracts to supply Lightweight Weapons Stations (LWS) to the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and to a European Army.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE:ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded contracts to supply Lightweight Weapons Stations (LWS) to the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and to a European Army.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 09:07 AM

 

SAIC loses bid protest for United States Army Ground Combat vehicle program
 

SAIC Inc. (SAI)’s protest of the U.S. Army’s decision to award development contracts for a new ground combat vehicle to two competitors was denied by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The decision was released in an e-mail today by Ralph White, managing associate general counsel for procurement law at the GAO.

SAIC Inc. (SAI)’s protest of the U.S. Army’s decision to award development contracts for a new ground combat vehicle to two competitors was denied by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The decision was released in an e-mail today by Ralph White, managing associate general counsel for procurement law at the GAO.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 07:23 PM

 

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