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Army - Military - Defence Industry News February 2012
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Iranian armed forces will be ready to attack any location where attacks against Iran are initiated
 

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces wrapped up the "Hamiane Velayat" ( supporters of Velayat) military drills in southern Iran, the local satellite Press TV reported on Monday, February 6, 2012. IRGC's deputy head Hossein Salami said that "any location which is used by the enemy for raids against the Islamic Republic will be targeted by the IRGC forces."

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces wrapped up the "Hamiane Velayat" ( supporters of Velayat) military drills in southern Iran, the local satellite Press TV reported on Monday, February 6, 2012. IRGC's deputy head Hossein Salami said that "any location which is used by the enemy for raids against the Islamic Republic will be targeted by the IRGC forces."
Monday, February 6, 2012, 12:30 AM

 

Russian army airborne reconnaissance units are equipped with new unmanned aerial vehicles
 

In the second half of 2011, the Russian army airborne troops received the first batch of new short range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs), designed especially to equip the reconnaissance units. Since the beginning of 2012, the Russian Navy has started the development of new UAVs technology.

In the second half of 2011, the Russian army airborne troops received the first batch of new short range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs), designed especially to equip the reconnaissance units. Since the beginning of 2012, the Russian Navy has started the development of new UAVs technology.
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Sunday, February 5, 2012, 08:15 PM

 

Combat operations for the British troops in Afghanistan to continue as planned
 

There has been no change to the strategy agreed by ISAF nations in Lisbon in 2010: the process of security transition will continue, with international forces gradually handing over responsibility to the Afghan National Security Forces through to the end of 2014. As the NATO Secretary General, 2 February 2012, the decisions made at the Lisbon Summit 'will remain the bedrock of our strategy'.

There has been no change to the strategy agreed by ISAF nations in Lisbon in 2010: the process of security transition will continue, with international forces gradually handing over responsibility to the Afghan National Security Forces through to the end of 2014. As the NATO Secretary General, 2 February 2012, the decisions made at the Lisbon Summit 'will remain the bedrock of our strategy'.
Sunday, February 5, 2012, 10:52 AM

 

Syrian government troops use tanks, artillery and mortars against armed opposition to Assad
 

At least 217 people have been killed in a new major army offensive in the central Syrian city of Homs, Al-Jazeera reported on Saturday citing UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Syrian government forces used tanks, artillery and mortars in the early morning attack on the Khaldiyeh neighborhood, a stronghold of the armed opposition to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

At least 217 people have been killed in a new major army offensive in the central Syrian city of Homs, Al-Jazeera reported on Saturday citing UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Syrian government forces used tanks, artillery and mortars in the early morning attack on the Khaldiyeh neighborhood, a stronghold of the armed opposition to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Saturday, February 4, 2012, 02:09 PM

 

Russia will continue to supply modern military armament to Syria
 

Russia would continue supplying arms to Syria, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Thursday, February 2, 2012. "Russia is committed to its international obligations regarding conventional weapons supplies. We will not violate any international obligations," Antonov told a press conference here.

Russia would continue supplying arms to Syria, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Thursday, February 2, 2012. "Russia is committed to its international obligations regarding conventional weapons supplies. We will not violate any international obligations," Antonov told a press conference here.
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Friday, February 3, 2012, 01:23 PM

 

Iran will unveil a new home-made UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle called A1
 

Iran will unveil a new domestically- built unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with high capabilities and versatile features, the local satellite Press TV reported. Mehdi Iraji, the aeronautics engineer in charge of the project, said that the new remote-controlled aircraft, called A1, has a maximum flight level of 10,000 feet, said the report.

Iran will unveil a new domestically- built unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with high capabilities and versatile features, the local satellite Press TV reported. Mehdi Iraji, the aeronautics engineer in charge of the project, said that the new remote-controlled aircraft, called A1, has a maximum flight level of 10,000 feet, said the report.
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Friday, February 3, 2012, 12:59 AM

 

Syrian rebels fight now Syrian government forces with captured armoured vehicle in Homs
 

The latest amateur footage to emerge purports to show Syrian government troops defecting to the rebels in the city of Homs. Based on this video, Syrians rebels use now captured armored vehicles BMP-1 to fight the troops of President Assad.

The latest amateur footage to emerge purports to show Syrian government troops defecting to the rebels in the city of Homs. Based on this video, Syrians rebels use now captured armored vehicles BMP-1 to fight the troops of President Assad.
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Friday, February 3, 2012, 12:16 AM

 

Israel could attack Iranian nuclear facilities over the next few months
 

There is a growing possibility that Israel may attack Iranian nuclear facilities over the next few months, U.S. media reported. A Washington Post columnist, David Ignatius, reported on Thursday that the U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta “believes there is a strong likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June,” before Iran acquires the capability to produce a fully-fledged nuclear bomb.

There is a growing possibility that Israel may attack Iranian nuclear facilities over the next few months, U.S. media reported. A Washington Post columnist, David Ignatius, reported on Thursday that the U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta “believes there is a strong likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June,” before Iran acquires the capability to produce a fully-fledged nuclear bomb.
Friday, February 3, 2012, 11:23 AM

 

Israeli Army Chief of Staff said Israel must be ready to strike Iran to stop nuclear weapons program
 

Israeli Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz said his country must build up its military capabilities and be prepared to strike if economic sanctions fail to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Israel must be “willing to deploy” its military assets because Iran may be within a year of gaining nuclear weapons capability, Gantz said, February 1, 2012.

Israeli Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz said his country must build up its military capabilities and be prepared to strike if economic sanctions fail to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Israel must be “willing to deploy” its military assets because Iran may be within a year of gaining nuclear weapons capability, Gantz said, February 1, 2012.
Thursday, February 2, 2012, 10:19 AM

 

Iran doubled its defense budget for 2012 to reach around 443 billion US Dollars
 

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has put his 2012 budget to the country’s parliament. In a speech, Ahmadinejad told lawmakers the total budget comes to around 443 billion US Dollars, with the amount spent on defense more than doubling, an increase of 127 per cent.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has put his 2012 budget to the country’s parliament. In a speech, Ahmadinejad told lawmakers the total budget comes to around 443 billion US Dollars, with the amount spent on defense more than doubling, an increase of 127 per cent.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012, 08:56 AM

 

Interior Troops' of Russia test a new armoured vehicle MRAP category SPM-3 Medved Bear
 

Russia's Interior Troops, whose duties include dispersing mass protests, will switch to a new type of armored vehicle that allows for swift deployment, the force’s commander said on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The majority of the Interior Troops’ armored personnel carriers are tracked vehicles that require special permission from traffic police to travel city streets. But a new, lighter and wheeled vehicle, SPM-3 Medved (“The Bear”), is currently in testing.

Russia's Interior Troops, whose duties include dispersing mass protests, will switch to a new type of armored vehicle that allows for swift deployment, the force’s commander said on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The majority of the Interior Troops’ armored personnel carriers are tracked vehicles that require special permission from traffic police to travel city streets. But a new, lighter and wheeled vehicle, SPM-3 Medved (“The Bear”), is currently in testing.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 12:14 AM

 

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