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December 2012 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
 
 
 
 

Indonesia has ordered 37 BMP-3F Russian-made amphibious armoured infantry fighting vehicles
 

Indonesia has ordered 37 BMP-3F amphibious armoured infantry fighting vehicles from Russia, in addition to the 17 ones already in service with the Marine Corps. Commander of Cavalry 1 mariner regiment of Indonesian Navy, Colonel Sarjito made the revelation at the Marine headquarters in Surabaya, East Java.

Indonesia has ordered 37 BMP-3F amphibious armoured infantry fighting vehicles from Russia, in addition to the 17 ones already in service with the Marine Corps. Commander of Cavalry 1 mariner regiment of Indonesian Navy, Colonel Sarjito made the revelation at the Marine headquarters in Surabaya, East Java.
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Tuesday , December 18, 2012, 12:03 PM

 

The first two MS-20 "Daglezja" mobile bridges delivered to the Polish Armed Forces
 

On 5th December in the OBRUM Research and Development Center of Mechanical Appliances a press conference organized due to handing over of two MS-20 “Daglezja” Mobile Bridges to the Polish Armed Forces was held. The conference was hosted by Andrzej Szortyka, the President of the Boards of OBRUM sp. z o. o. and Bumar-Labedy Mechanical Works, and the Members of the Board of both companies.

On 5th December in the OBRUM Research and Development Center of Mechanical Appliances a press conference organized due to handing over of two MS-20 “Daglezja” Mobile Bridges to the Polish Armed Forces was held. The conference was hosted by Andrzej Szortyka, the President of the Boards of OBRUM sp. z o. o. and Bumar-Labedy Mechanical Works, and the Members of the Board of both companies.
Monday, December 17, 2012, 01:29 PM

 

New strategic missiles for the Russian armed forces to replace Yars and Topol-M
 

Russia wants to continue to develop its military power with the commissioning of new strategic missiles in the next few years and to respond to the deployment of the U.S. missile defense system in Europe. The new missile will surpass the most powerful missile in the world RS-20B Voyevoda (Satan).

Russia wants to continue to develop its military power with the commissioning of new strategic missiles in the next few years and to respond to the deployment of the U.S. missile defense system in Europe. The new missile will surpass the most powerful missile in the world RS-20B Voyevoda (Satan).
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Monday, December 17, 2012, 09:15 AM

 

Thai government approved $2.2 million budget for new armoured vehicles for Royal Thai Police
 

The Thai government approved a request on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, of $2.2 million budget for the procurement of new armored vehicles for the Royal Thai Police. This budget wil be used to acquire 33 one-ton vehicles for use by police units operating in the deep south of Thailand, government spokesman Tossaporn Serirak said.

The Thai government approved a request on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, of $2.2 million budget for the procurement of new armored vehicles for the Royal Thai Police. This budget wil be used to acquire 33 one-ton vehicles for use by police units operating in the deep south of Thailand, government spokesman Tossaporn Serirak said.
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 12:52 PM

 

IVECO delivered the first batch of VBTP-MR Guarani armoured vehicles to Brazilian army
 

In December 2012, The Italian Defence Company IVECO has delivered the first batch of VBTP-MR Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicle to the Brazilian army. This delivery is the first of the contract of $246 million signed by IVECO Defence Vehicles and the Department of Science and Technology of the Brazilian army to manufacture 86 units of the Guarani for 2014.

In December 2012, The Italian Defence Company IVECO has delivered the first batch of VBTP-MR Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicles to the Brazilian army. This delivery is the first of the contract of $246 million signed by IVECO Defence Vehicles and the Department of Science and Technology of the Brazilian army to manufacture 86 units of the Guarani for 2014.
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 11:25 AM

 

Israeli army reserve forces soldiers to be equipped soon with the new Tavor TAR-21 assault rifle
 

The Israeli military will soon begin equipping reserve forces with its most advanced assault rifle, Ma'ariv daily reported on Thursday, December 13, 2012. Plans to train and equip reservists with the rifle Tavor TAR-21 were accelerated in the wake of Operation Pillar of Defense, the army's eight-day airstrike in the Gaza Strip last month to curb rocket attacks.

The Israeli military will soon begin equipping reserve forces with its most advanced assault rifle Tavor TAR-21, Ma'ariv daily reported on Thursday, December 13, 2012. Plans to train and equip reservists with the rifle Tavor TAR-21 were accelerated in the wake of Operation Pillar of Defense, the army's eight-day airstrike in the Gaza Strip last month to curb rocket attacks.
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 11:25 AM

 

United States to send two Patriot missile batteries to Turkey and 400 troops to operate them
 

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has signed an order to deploy two Patriot missile batteries to Turkey along with 400 troops to operate them, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Friday, December 14, 2012. Germany and the Netherlands have each offered to deploy two Patriot batteries to Turkey.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has signed an order to deploy two Patriot missile batteries to Turkey along with 400 troops to operate them, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Friday, December 14, 2012. Germany and the Netherlands have each offered to deploy two Patriot batteries to Turkey.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012, 09:53 AM

 

Army of Netherlands increases its electronic warfare capabilities with two new Fuchs EOV vehicles
 

The army of Netherlands has increased its electronic warfare capabilities with the acquisition of two newly equipped Fuchs EW (Electronic Warfare) vehicles (Named Fuchs EOV Elektronische OorlogsVoering in the Dutch army) and three mobile analysis containers. These new equipment will be used to intercept and analyze radio communications.

The army of Netherlands has increased its electronic warfare capabilities with the acquisition of two newly equipped Fuchs EW (Electronic Warfare) vehicles (Named Fuchs EOV Elektronische OorlogsVoering in the Dutch army) and three mobile analysis containers. These new equipment will be used to intercept and analyze radio communications.
Friday, December 14, 2012, 06:31 PM

 

Supacat has delivered prototype of its new Special Forces vehicle HMT Extenda to Australian army
 

Melbourne, Australia, 14 Dec, 2012, Supacat has delivered a prototype of its new special operations vehicle to the Australian Defence Force, on time and on budget. Supacat, partnering with a team of Australian companies, was selected in April 2012 as preferred bidder to provide a prototype vehicle for the Special Operations Vehicle element of the Australian Defence Material Organisation (DMO)’s JP2097 Ph 1B (REDFIN) program.

Melbourne, Australia, 14 Dec, 2012, Supacat has delivered a prototype of its new special operations vehicle to the Australian Defence Force, on time and on budget. Supacat, partnering with a team of Australian companies, was selected in April 2012 as preferred bidder to provide a prototype vehicle for the Special Operations Vehicle element of the Australian Defence Material Organisation (DMO)’s JP2097 Ph 1B (REDFIN) program. Friday, December 14, 2012, 04:31 PM

 

Defence Minister Materiel of Australia takes delivery of latest Hawkei vehicle and trailer prototypes
 

Defence Minister of Materiel from Australia, Thursday 13, 2012, takes the delivery of the latest Hawkei vehicle and trailer prototypes from Thales Australia. This prototype is the first to be delivered under Stage 2 of Project LAND 121 Phase 4.

Defence Minister of Materiel from Australia, Thursday 13, 2012, takes the delivery of the latest Hawkei vehicle and trailer prototypes from Thales Australia. This prototype is the first to be delivered under Stage 2 of Project LAND 121 Phase 4.
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Friday, December 14, 2012, 12:59 PM

 

New BMD-4M latest generation of airborne armoured vehicle adopted by Russian airborne troops
 

The Russian Defense Ministry decided to adopt combat airborne armoured infantry fighting vehicles BMD-4M for the Airborne Forces. Commander of the 31st guard separate airborne assault brigade of the Airborne Forces, announced Colonel Gennady Anashkin.

The Russian Defense Ministry decided to adopt combat airborne armoured infantry fighting vehicles BMD-4M for the Airborne Forces. Commander of the 31st guard separate airborne assault brigade of the Airborne Forces, announced Colonel Gennady Anashkin.
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Friday, December 14, 2012, 10:57 AM

 

Russian armed forces introduce a new mobile planar array 3D radar "Gamma-S1" 64L6
 

Russian Air Force and Air Defence units of the Central Military Command received two new radars "Gamma-S1" 64L6. Soldiers of these units are currently in training to use these new radars in combat condition. In 2012 Russian Air force has received more than 15 new and upgraded radar equipment.

Russian Air Force and Air Defence units of the Central Military Command received two new radars "Gamma-S1" 64L6. Soldiers of these units are currently in training to use these new radars in combat condition. In 2012 Russian Air force has received more than 15 new and upgraded radar equipment.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012, 08:32 PM

 

India would like to cooperate with Israel to acquire the Iron Dome air defense system
 

India and Israel would like to cooperate on the development of weapons systems and that India’s main wish is to acquire the Iron Dome on a “buy and build” basis. This means India wants to acquire it and obtain a license from Israel for its manufacture.

India and Israel would like to cooperate on the development of weapons systems and that India’s main wish is to acquire the Iron Dome on a “buy and build” basis. This means India wants to acquire it and obtain a license from Israel for its manufacture.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012, 08:56 AM

 

India successfully testfired its home-made nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-I
 

India Wednesday, December 12, 2012, successfully testfired its home-made, nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I intermediate-range ballistic missile in the eastern state of Odisha, sources said. Senior defense scientists and top military officials witnessed the testfiring of the ballistic missile which can carry payloads up to 1,000 kg, they added.

India Wednesday, December 12, 2012, successfully testfired its home-made, nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I intermediate-range ballistic missile in the eastern state of Odisha, sources said. Senior defense scientists and top military officials witnessed the testfiring of the ballistic missile which can carry payloads up to 1,000 kg, they added.
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 07:24 AM

 

Syrian government forces of Bashar al-Assad use Scud missiles against opposition fighters
 

A number of short-range ballistic missiles had been launched inside Syria this week, a NATO official said on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. At the same time, United States announced that the forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, have used Scud missiles against opposition fighters.

A number of short-range ballistic missiles had been launched inside Syria this week, a NATO official said on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. At the same time, United States announced that the forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, have used Scud missiles against opposition fighters.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012, 06:38 AM

 

Bumar delivers the 300th HITFIST 30mm turret for Rosomak armoured to Polish Army
 

At the beggining of this quarter the Polish Defence Company “Bumar – Labedy” S.A. Mechanical Works delivered to the Military Automotive Works in Siemianowice Slaskie the 300th HITFIST 30 mm turret for the combat edition of the ROSOMAK Wheeled Armored Vehicle.

At the beggining of this quarter the Polish Defence Company “Bumar – Labedy” S.A. Mechanical Works delivered to the Military Automotive Works in Siemianowice Slaskie the 300th HITFIST 30 mm turret for the combat edition of the ROSOMAK Wheeled Armored Vehicle.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 10:11 AM

 

Bumar presents a new modernized version of its mobile artillery radar WLR 100 LIWIEC
 

The Polish Defence Company Bumar presents a new upgraded version of its mobile weapon-locating radar system WLR 100 LIWIEC. Its architecture and built-in equipment make allowances for using its as the element of the artillery command and control system, as well as for direct cooperation with fire units.

The Polish Defence Company Bumar presents a new upgraded version of its mobile weapon-locating radar system WLR 100 LIWIEC. Its architecture and built-in equipment make allowances for using its as the element of the artillery command and control system, as well as for direct cooperation with fire units.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 08:49 AM

 

Thales UK delivers Talisman Training System T3S to support Combat Logistic Patrols in Afghanistan
 

Thales UK has delivered an interactive training solution, known as the Thales Talisman Training System (T3S), which dramatically improves the effectiveness of pre-deployment training by British Army teams preparing to use the Talisman system in support of Combat Logistic Patrols in Afghanistan.

Thales UK has delivered an interactive training solution, known as the Thales Talisman Training System (T3S), which dramatically improves the effectiveness of pre-deployment training by British Army teams preparing to use the Talisman system in support of Combat Logistic Patrols in Afghanistan.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 05:50 PM

 

Israel Weapon Industries IWI of United States will begin marketing of TAVOR rifles and UZI pistols
 

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world – launches operations of its US subsidiary, IWI US, Inc. The company has leased a 21,000 sq. ft. facility in Harrisburg, PA, and will initially begin marketing the TAVOR® SAR bullpup rifle line in several configurations and the UZI® PRO Pistol, which will be showcased at the 2013 SHOT Show, January 15-18, in Las Vegas, NV at booth #15238.

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world – launches operations of its US subsidiary, IWI US, Inc.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 04:23 PM

 

BAE Systems receives $35 million U.S. defense logistics agency order for tactical vests
 

BAE Systems has received a $35 million order from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the production of tactical vests equipped with body armor. Improved Outer Tactical Vests (IOTV) include both soft-armor ballistic inserts and hard-armor plates, which provide Soldiers with lighter weight, advanced features and increased mobility in the field.

BAE Systems has received a $35 million order from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the production of tactical vests equipped with body armor. Improved Outer Tactical Vests (IOTV) include both soft-armor ballistic inserts and hard-armor plates, which provide Soldiers with lighter weight, advanced features and increased mobility in the field.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 08:48 AM

 

Brazilian army will acquire 36 Gepard German-made 35mm anti-aircraft armoured vehicles
 

According to an ordinance from the November 29, 2012, the Brazilian army took the decision to acquire 36 anti-aicraft armoured vehicle Gepard based on the chassis of German-made main battle tank Leopard 1. The offer was made by the German Company KMW designer and manufacturer of the Gepard.

According to an ordinance from the November 29, 2012, the Brazilian army took the decision to acquire 36 anti-aicraft armoured vehicle Gepard based on the chassis of German-made main battle tank Leopard 1. The offer was made by the German Company KMW designer and manufacturer of the Gepard.
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Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:12 AM

 

Around 600 NATO troops with six batteries of Patriot air defense missile to be deployed in Turkey
 

Around 600 NATO troops are expected to be deployed in Turkey with six Patriot missile systems to reinforce the NATO member country's air defense and calm its fears of coming under a possible missile attack from neighboring Syria, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported Sunday, December 9, 2012.

Around 600 NATO troops are expected to be deployed in Turkey with six Patriot missile systems to reinforce the NATO member country's air defense and calm its fears of coming under a possible missile attack from neighboring Syria, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported Sunday, December 9, 2012.
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Monday, December 10, 2012, 09:01 AM

 

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