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Army - Military - Defence Industry News February 2012
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ST Kinetics showcases latest weapons innovations and technologies at Singapore Airshow 2012
 

ST Kinetics, the land systems arm of ST Engineering, is an experienced designer and manufacturer of weapons, ammunition, and armoured vehicles. At Singapore Airshow 2012, ST Kinetics has put in place a range of exhibits to showcase its core capabilities and will unveil a series of new technologies designed to enhance warfighters' effectiveness.

ST Kinetics, the land systems arm of ST Engineering, is an experienced designer and manufacturer of weapons, ammunition, and armoured vehicles. At Singapore Airshow 2012, ST Kinetics has put in place a range of exhibits to showcase its core capabilities and will unveil a series of new technologies designed to enhance warfighters' effectiveness.
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 06:44 AM

 

BAE Systems new order for U.S. Bradley Infantry armoured fighting vehicle Survivability Seats
 

BAE Systems has received a $10.8 million award from SSI Technology, Inc. to provide Advanced Survivability Seats for Bradley Fighting Vehicles used by the U.S. Army. The specially designed seats – called Survivor Post Mount 1000 and Survivor Modular Troop 3000 – include an energy-absorbing technology to protect soldiers and other warfighters.

BAE Systems has received a $10.8 million award from SSI Technology, Inc. to provide Advanced Survivability Seats for Bradley Fighting Vehicles used by the U.S. Army. The specially designed seats – called Survivor Post Mount 1000 and Survivor Modular Troop 3000 – include an energy-absorbing technology to protect soldiers and other warfighters.
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 06:01 AM

 

ACMAT delivers 48 Light Decontamination NBC Units for the VLRA light truck of French Army
 

Under the technical control contract for the VLRA fleet, ACMAT is currently delivering 48 GLDs (Light Decontamination Units) to equip the NBC variants of the VLRA (Liaison, Reconnaissance and Support Vehicle) for the French Army.

Under the technical control contract for the VLRA fleet, ACMAT is currently delivering 48 GLDs (Light Decontamination Units) to equip the NBC variants of the VLRA (Liaison, Reconnaissance and Support Vehicle) for the French Army.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 05:36 PM

 

Syrian government troops launch offensives with tanks on Hama and other cities in the country
 

Syrian government forces launched an offensive on the city of Hama early on Wednesday, firing on residential neighborhoods from armored vehicles and mobile anti-aircraft guns, opposition activists said.

Syrian government forces launched an offensive on the city of Hama early on Wednesday, firing on residential neighborhoods from armored vehicles and mobile anti-aircraft guns, opposition activists said.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 08:35 AM

 

UN Security Council should approve a mandate for international mission in Syria
 

The UN Security Council should approve a mandate of any international mission in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Syrian government forces renewed their assault on the rebellious city of Homs on Tuesday, activists said, as the U.N. human rights chief raised fears of civil war.

The UN Security Council should approve a mandate of any international mission in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Syrian government forces renewed their assault on the rebellious city of Homs on Tuesday, activists said, as the U.N. human rights chief raised fears of civil war.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 10:30 AM

 

India plans to test launch its new Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM in March 2012
 

India plans to test launch its new Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), capable of carrying nuclear warheads, in the second half of March, The Times of India reported on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

India plans to test launch its new Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), capable of carrying nuclear warheads, in the second half of March, The Times of India reported on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 09:54 AM

 

Kenya armed forces have acquired Russian made BRDM-3 armoured and combat helicopters
 

Kenya has acquired eight Russian made BRDM-3 reconnaissance vehicles and three helicopter gunships. The reconnaissance vehicles were acquired from Russia’s top arms company Rosoboronexport after Kenya sought to purchase 88 of these vehicles for a total cost of $105.6 million in August 2011.

Kenya has acquired eight Russian made BRDM-3 reconnaissance vehicles and three helicopter gunships. The reconnaissance vehicles were acquired from Russia’s top arms company Rosoboronexport after Kenya sought to purchase 88 of these vehicles for a total cost of $105.6 million in August 2011.
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Monday, February 13, 2012, 08:48 PM

 

Russian armed forces will deploy more missile systems S-400 near border and coasts in 2012
 

Several batteries of antiaircraft missiles systems S-400 "Triumph" will be deployed in Russian border and coast areas before the end of 2012, said to RIA Novosti the Russian Air Force Commander Alexander Zeline

Several batteries of antiaircraft missiles systems S-400 "Triumph" will be deployed in Russian border and coast areas before the end of 2012, said to RIA Novosti the Russian Air Force Commander Alexander Zeline
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Monday, February 13, 2012, 08:36 AM

 

Belgian ministry of defense entered an urgent list for military equipment and weapons systems
 

Belgium Defence Minister Pieter De Crem has put on his list of “urgent new programs” the purchase of AFAB-MR (anti-fortification and anti-armored vehicle) medium-range missile systems (up to 2,500 meters) to replace its Milan weapon system and two coastal patrol ships.

Belgium Defence Minister Pieter De Crem has put on his list of “urgent new programs” the purchase of AFAB-MR (anti-fortification and anti-armored vehicle) medium-range missile systems (up to 2,500 meters) to replace its Milan weapon system and two coastal patrol ships.
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Sunday, February 12, 2012, 05:30 PM

 

Azerbaijan to purchase T-90S main battle tank from Russia
 

Azerbaijan will purchase T-90S tanks from Russia, military sources told APA (Azerbaijan Press agency). In 2011, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry and Russia’s Rosoboroneksport Company signed a deal on sales of T-90S main battle tanks, no details were given on the number and delivery time of the tanks.

Azerbaijan will purchase T-90S tanks from Russia, military sources told APA (Azerbaijan Press agency). In 2011, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry and Russia’s Rosoboroneksport Company signed a deal on sales of T-90S main battle tanks, no details were given on the number and delivery time of the tanks.
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Sunday, February 12, 2012, 03:34 PM

 

Syrian army and security forces of Bashar al-Assad continue the siege of the city of Homs with tanks
 

Syrian security forces eased their week-long bombardment of the central city of Homs on Sunday, February 12, 2012, and let a few families leave opposition districts while thousands of protesters crowded the streets overnight, activists said. Heavy shelling in Homs has killed hundreds this week as an 11-month uprising rages nationwide against minority Alawite Shi'ite President Bashar al-Assad's rule.

Syrian security forces eased their week-long bombardment of the central city of Homs on Sunday, February 12, 2012, and let a few families leave opposition districts while thousands of protesters crowded the streets overnight, activists said. Heavy shelling in Homs has killed hundreds this week as an 11-month uprising rages nationwide against minority Alawite Shi'ite President Bashar al-Assad's rule.
Sunday, February 12, 2012, 10:51 AM

 

Israel successfull test of the Arrow anti-ballistic missile defense system
 

As part of a long term combined Israel-U.S. project for anti-missile technology, Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure along with the IAF and the American missile defense agency, successfully tested main components of the ‘Arrow’ system on Friday,February 10, 2012. The test was held at an IAF base in central Israel.

As part of a long term combined Israel-U.S. project for anti-missile technology, Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure along with the IAF and the American missile defense agency, successfully tested main components of the ‘Arrow’ system on Friday,February 10, 2012. The test was held at an IAF base in central Israel.
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 09:54 AM

 

India has tested successfully home-made supersonic ballistic missile interceptor
 

India on Friday, February 10, 2012, tested a ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Odisha to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles, a senior defence official said. The indigenous Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile was fired from Wheeler Island off the state coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, about 170 km from here.

India on Friday, February 10, 2012, tested a ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Odisha to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles, a senior defence official said. The indigenous Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile was fired from Wheeler Island off the state coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, about 170 km from here.
Friday, February 10, 2012, 12:04 AM

 

Venezuela armed forces are now equipped with Russian made 2S23 Nona 120mm mortar carrier
 

The army of Venezuela has become one of the best customers for the Russian defense industry. During the last military parade which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the failed coup attempt by President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, the Russian made self-propelled mortar vehicle 2S23 Nona-SVK was shown for the first time.

The army of Venezuela has become one of the best customers for the Russian defense industry. During the last military parade which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the failed coup attempt by President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, the Russian made self-propelled mortar vehicle 2S23 Nona-SVK was shown for the first time.
Thursday, February 9, 2012, 09:19 AM

 

Syrian army continues military operation with tanks against rebels in the city of Homs
 

The Syrian military is reportedly moving deeper into residential areas in the city of Homs, a day after the Russian foreign minister said President Bashar al-Assad was "fully committed" to ending the bloodshed. Activists said the army was firing rockets and mortar rounds to subdue opposition districts on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, as tanks entered the Inshaat neighbourhood and moved closer to Bab Amr.

The Syrian military is reportedly moving deeper into residential areas in the city of Homs, a day after the Russian foreign minister said President Bashar al-Assad was "fully committed" to ending the bloodshed. Activists said the army was firing rockets and mortar rounds to subdue opposition districts on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, as tanks entered the Inshaat neighbourhood and moved closer to Bab Amr.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 09:37 AM

 

Delivery of new Russian Almaz-Antey S-500 air defense missile system delayed unitil 2017
 

Russia’s Almaz-Antey concern will finish the development of the advanced S-500 air defense system by 2017, two years later than the deadline announced earlier, the company’s General Director Vitaly Neskorodov said.

Russia’s Almaz-Antey concern will finish the development of the advanced S-500 air defense system by 2017, two years later than the deadline announced earlier, the company’s General Director Vitaly Neskorodov said.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 07:57 AM

 

Syrian government forces attack the rebels in the city of Homs with artillery and rockets
 

A Syrian military assault on Homs has killed dozens of people, as world powers scramble for a diplomatic strategy to end the violence in the country after the defeat of a UN Security Council resolution. Heavy artillery and rockets fire by Syrian government forces has been rocking the city this morning as attacks resumed with almost constant explosions.

A Syrian military assault on Homs has killed dozens of people, as world powers scramble for a diplomatic strategy to end the violence in the country after the defeat of a UN Security Council resolution. Heavy artillery and rockets fire by Syrian government forces has been rocking the city this morning as attacks resumed with almost constant explosions.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 10:47 AM

 

Patria and Volvo Group join forces to offer life-cycle support services for the Swedish Armed Forces
 

Patria and Volvo Group have signed an exclusive teaming agreement to offer new concepts and partnerships related to comprehensive life-cycle support services for the Swedish Armed Forces’ possibly upcoming needs.

Patria and Volvo Group have signed an exclusive teaming agreement to offer new concepts and partnerships related to comprehensive life-cycle support services for the Swedish Armed Forces’ possibly upcoming needs.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 09:23 AM

 

Russian firearms manufacturer Tochmash has developed modular pistol with new lock mechanism
 

Russia's Arsenal plant has developed a modular pistol with a new lock mechanism. The plant's director Dmitriy Streshinskiy told Izvestiya that by using a removable barrel the selfsame pistol can turn into a gun of four different calibers, while an extended barrel turns the "Strayk" into a carbine capable of aimed fire at 200 meters. However, at the Central Research Institute of Precision Machine Building, which certifies firearms, they say that they are not yet familiar with this development.

Russia's Arsenal plant has developed a modular pistol with a new lock mechanism. The plant's director Dmitriy Streshinskiy told Izvestiya that by using a removable barrel the selfsame pistol can turn into a gun of four different calibers, while an extended barrel turns the "Strayk" into a carbine capable of aimed fire at 200 meters. However, at the Central Research Institute of Precision Machine Building, which certifies firearms, they say that they are not yet familiar with this development.
Monday, February 6, 2012, 03:44 PM

 

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