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February 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

France negotiates acquisition of Watchkeeper drones against purchase of VBCI armoured by UK
 

According to the French Ministry of Defense, the French Army could buy British-made Thales tactical UAVs Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Watchkeeper depending of the purchase of Nexter VBCI 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicles by the British government.

According to the French Ministry of Defense, the French Army could buy British-made Thales tactical UAVs Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Watchkeeper depending of the purchase of Nexter VBCI 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicles by the British government.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:51 AM

 

Israel based Company ECI Telecom to supply Finnish army with military communication systems
 

Israel based Company ECI Telecom (NASDAQ:ECIL) announced a new $3 million optical equipment order from the Finnish Defense Forces (FDF). Over the past two years, ECI has supplied FDF with over $18 million of its next-generation XDM(R) optical platform equipment. This year, ECI will also provide its LightSoft(R) network management system to allow secure, reliable and fully resilient management backup.

Israel based Company ECI Telecom (NASDAQ:ECIL) announced a new $3 million optical equipment order from the Finnish Defense Forces (FDF). Over the past two years, ECI has supplied FDF with over $18 million of its next-generation XDM(R) optical platform equipment. This year, ECI will also provide its LightSoft(R) network management system to allow secure, reliable and fully resilient management backup.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:17 AM

 

U.S. based Company Raytheon has demonstrated its latest variant of Griffin Block III missile
 

The U.S. based Defense Company Raytheon Company RTN -0.74% demonstrated its latest variant of the combat-proven Griffin ® missile, the Griffin Block III, throughout a series of test shots culminating in several direct hits against a variety of static and moving targets.

The U.S. based Defense Company Raytheon Company RTN -0.74% demonstrated its latest variant of the combat-proven Griffin ® missile, the Griffin Block III, throughout a series of test shots culminating in several direct hits against a variety of static and moving targets.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014 02:53 AM

 

United States could create limited no-fly zone in Syria to train Syrian opposition fighters
 

The Obama administration, frustrated by the stalled Syria talks, plans to revisit military options ranging from expanding efforts to train and equip moderate rebels to setting up no-fly zones, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

The Obama administration, frustrated by the stalled Syria talks, plans to revisit military options ranging from expanding efforts to train and equip moderate rebels to setting up no-fly zones, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 09:21 AM

 

Azerbaijan in talks with Turkey to purchase FNSS Samur AAAB Armored Amphibious Assault Bridge
 

Azerbaijan and Turkey are holding talks on Samur (AAAB Armored Amphibious Assault Bridge) mobile offensive floating bridges produced by Turkish FNSS Company. Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Under-Secretariat for Turkish Defense Industry, Yakup Tashdelen said; "negotiations are already underway to sell Azerbaijan the mentioned system."

Azerbaijan and Turkey are holding talks on Samur (AAAB Armored Amphibious Assault Bridge) mobile offensive floating bridges produced by Turkish FNSS Company. Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Under-Secretariat for Turkish Defense Industry, Yakup Tashdelen said; "negotiations are already underway to sell Azerbaijan the mentioned system."
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 08:42 AM

 

Army of Iran is now equipped with modern technologies to counter cyber attacks
 

In relevant remarks in October, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan warned of enemies’ possible plots to wage a cyber war against the country to destroy Iran’s scientific and industrial infrastructures. The Iranian Armed Forces are now equipped with the state-of-the-art technologies and are prepared to defend the country against any possible cyber attack, a senior commander said on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

In relevant remarks in October, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan warned of enemies’ possible plots to wage a cyber war against the country to destroy Iran’s scientific and industrial infrastructures. The Iranian Armed Forces are now equipped with the state-of-the-art technologies and are prepared to defend the country against any possible cyber attack, a senior commander said on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 08:10 AM

 

Russia unveils scale model of new 2S35 152mm tracked self-propelled howitzer
 

During a press conference in Moscow with the Ministry of Defense, the Russian defense industry unveils new technology of weapons in the field of artillery. One of the new artillery systems was the 2S35 "Coalition SV", a modernized version of the 2S19 MSTA-S.

During a press conference in Moscow with the Ministry of Defense, the Russian defense industry unveils new technology of weapons in the field of artillery. One of the new artillery systems was the 2S35 "Coalition SV", a modernized version of the 2S19 MSTA-S.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:06 AM
 

China has developed new advanced DF-25 medium range ballistic missile based on the DF-21
 

China has recently developed a more advanced DF-25 medium-range ballistic missile based on the existing DF-21. The development follows India's unveiling of its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, reports the Qingdao News website.

China has recently developed a more advanced DF-25 medium-range ballistic missile based on the existing DF-21. The development follows India's unveiling of its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, reports the Qingdao News website.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 08:03 AM

 

Army Recognition selected by KADEX 2014 organizers as Official Online Show Daily News
 

Army Recognition is proud to announce its selection as Official Media Partner and Official Online Show Daily News for KADEX 2014, the Kazakhstan Defence Expo in Astana which will be held from the 22 – 25 May 2014. The organizers of KADEX 2014 understood the interest to use the notoriety and the popularity of Army Recognition online Defence & Security magazine to spread all activities of the event.

Army Recognition is proud to announce its selection as Official Media Partner and Official Online Show Daily News for KADEX 2014, the Kazakhstan Defence Expo in Astana which will be held from the 22 – 25 May 2014. The organizers of KADEX 2014 understood the interest to use the notoriety and the popularity of Army Recognition online Defence & Security magazine to spread all activities of the event.
Monday, February 17, 2014 03:54 PM

 

US soldiers learn for transition from Avenger surface-to-air missile system to C-RAM weapon system
 

The United States Soldiers, who are a mix of Air Defense Artillery, known as ADA, military occupational specialties, were transitioning from the Avenger surface-to-air missile system to Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar, known as C-RAM.

The United States Soldiers, who are a mix of Air Defense Artillery, known as ADA, military occupational specialties, were transitioning from the Avenger surface-to-air missile system to Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar, known as C-RAM.
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Monday, February 17, 2014 11:46 AM

 

United States plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone attacks in Pakistan
 

The Obama administration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone missile attacks in northwest Pakistan in case the White House is forced to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan at the end of this year, according to U.S. officials.

The Obama administration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone missile attacks in northwest Pakistan in case the White House is forced to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan at the end of this year, according to U.S. officials.
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Monday, February 17, 2014 11:21 AM

 

Iran designs and manufactures armed drones able to fight enemy UAVs Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
 

Iran's Air Defense Unit has designed and built drones to fight and hunt enemies' Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with reconnaissance or bombing missions, a top military official announced on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Iran's Air Defense Unit has designed and built drones to fight and hunt enemies' Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with reconnaissance or bombing missions, a top military official announced on Sunday, February 16, 2014.
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Monday, February 17, 2014 10:16 AM

 

Police of Pakistan would like to acquire 20 Lazar II Serbian-made armoured fighting vehicles
 

Pakistan police has decided to procure at least 20 Serbian Lazar II armoured fighting vehicles. .According to the Newspaper "The Express Tribune", the Pakistani police department had shown interest in buying APCs from foreign countries. To achieve the plan, the police logistics experts approached at least five countries – Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia and United States of America.

Pakistan police has decided to procure at least 20 Serbian Lazar II armoured fighting vehicles. .According to the Newspaper "The Express Tribune", the Pakistani police department had shown interest in buying APCs from foreign countries. To achieve the plan, the police logistics experts approached at least five countries – Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia and United States of America.
Monday, February 17, 2014 07:41 AM

 

Egypt to reach an agreement for the delivery of Russian arms worth over $3 billion
 

Egypt has reached an initial agreement on how to implement a new Russian arms delivery deal worth over $3 billion, Vedomosti newspaper reported Friday, February 14, 2014. Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday in Moscow to finalize the arms deal, the newspaper reported.

Egypt has reached an initial agreement on how to implement a new Russian arms delivery deal worth over $3 billion, Vedomosti newspaper reported Friday, February 14, 2014. Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday in Moscow to finalize the arms deal, the newspaper reported.
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Sunday, February 16, 2014 11:58 AM

 

Saudi Arabia to provide Syrian rebels with anti-tank missiles and man-portable air defense systems
 

According a report from the "The Wall Street Journal", Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide Syrina rebels with weapons able to destroy modern main battle tanks and fighter aircraft. The U.S. has long opposed arming rebels with antiaircraft missiles for fear they could fall into the hands of extremists who might use them against the West or commercial airlines.

According a report from the "The Wall Street Journal", Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide Syrian rebels with weapons able to destroy modern main battle tanks and fighter aircraft. The U.S. has long opposed arming rebels with antiaircraft missiles for fear they could fall into the hands of extremists who might use them against the West or commercial airlines.
Sunday, February 16, 2014 11:06 AM

 

Iran ready to produce locale-made S-300 air defense missile system Bavar 373 by 2015
 

Iran's top air defense commander announced on Saturday, February 15, 2014, that the country would launch Bavar (Belief) 373 missile defense system - the Iranian version of the sophisticated S-300 long-range air-defense missile shield - in the next two years.

Iran's top air defense commander announced on Saturday, February 15, 2014, that the country would launch Bavar (Belief) 373 missile defense system - the Iranian version of the sophisticated S-300 long-range air-defense missile shield - in the next two years.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014 02:49 PM

 

France to send 400 more soldiers to the Central African Republic to boost Sangaris forces
 

France will send 400 more soldiers to the Central African Republic (CAR) where sectarian clashes still haunted the country despite the deployment of French and African forces to restore order, French President Francois Hollande's office said Friday, February 14, 2014.

France will send 400 more soldiers to the Central African Republic (CAR) where sectarian clashes still haunted the country despite the deployment of French and African forces to restore order, French President Francois Hollande's office said Friday, February 14, 2014.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014 01:09 PM

 

Azerbaijan to purchase Turkish-made Roketsan UMTAS and OMTAS anti-tank missiles
 

Azerbaijan is purchasing UMTAS and OMTAS anti-tank missile complexes from Turkey.In January 2014, the Azerbaijan Press Agency APA, reports quoting military sources that these missiles are currently tested by Azerbaijani servicemen.

Azerbaijan is purchasing UMTAS and OMTAS anti-tank missile complexes from Turkey.In January 2014, the Azerbaijan Press Agency APA, reports quoting military sources that these missiles are currently tested by Azerbaijani servicemen.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014 01:00 PM

 

General Dynamics Canada to sell LAVs 8x8 armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia
 

General Dynamics of Canada has received a new contract to sell armoured vehicles LAV to Saudi Arabia. The sale was secured with the help of the Canadian federal government for a total amount of $10 billion. The deal was announced Friday, February 14, 2014, by International Trade Minister Ed Fast at the London, Ont., plant of General Dynamics Land Systems.

General Dynamics of Canada has received a new contract to sell armoured vehicles LAV to Saudi Arabia. The sale was secured with the help of the Canadian federal government for a total amount of $10 billion. The deal was announced Friday, February 14, 2014, by International Trade Minister Ed Fast at the London, Ont., plant of General Dynamics Land Systems.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:36 AM

 

Nexter Robotics announces first sale for its Nerva LG small robot UGV to Myanmar
 

Nexter Robotics a subsidiary of the French Company Nexter Group announced the first sale of its NERVA® LG robot to Myanmar. Nexter Robotics designs and manufactures small-scale robots capable of performing reconnaissance and counter-IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) missions for route clearance, while also offering new applications for Civil Security units.

Nexter Robotics a subsidiary of the French Company Nexter Group announced the first sale of its NERVA® LG robot to Myanmar. Nexter Robotics designs and manufactures small-scale robots capable of performing reconnaissance and counter-IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) missions for route clearance, while also offering new applications for Civil Security units.
Friday, February 14, 2014 04:53 PM

 

Russia will invest $915 million to purchase UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems for its armed forces
 

The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation will invest $915 million to purchase UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems for its Armed Forces. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the funding was provided by the state program of armaments before 2020.

The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation will invest $915 million to purchase UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems for its Armed Forces. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the funding was provided by the state program of armaments before 2020.
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Friday, February 14, 2014 11:18 AM

 

Israel Aerospace Industries IAI launches new Cyber Early Warning Research Center in Singapore
 

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced February 13, 2014, a new Cyber Early Warning R&D Center in Singapore. It will tap into the Singaporean talent for the development of innovative cyber early warning technologies. The early warning center is expected to grow within five years, and will employ research scientists, professional computer analysts and engineers.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced February 13, 2014, a new Cyber Early Warning R&D Center in Singapore. It will tap into the Singaporean talent for the development of innovative cyber early warning technologies. The early warning center is expected to grow within five years, and will employ research scientists, professional computer analysts and engineers.
Friday, February 14, 2014 11:08 AM

 

Brazilian Army has awarded Thales to deliver Sotas communication systems for combat vehicles
 

The Brazilian Army has awarded Thales contracts for the delivery of Sotas communication systems for various vehicle programmes, such as the new Guarani vehicle, the Cascavel, the M113 and the Urutu refurbishment programmes. The systems will be delivered in June 2014. A transfer of maintenance to the end-user is part of the contract.

The Brazilian Army has awarded Thales contracts for the delivery of Sotas communication systems for various vehicle programmes, such as the new Guarani vehicle, the Cascavel, the M113 and the Urutu refurbishment programmes. The systems will be delivered in June 2014. A transfer of maintenance to the end-user is part of the contract.
Friday, February 14, 2014 10:44 AM

 

Tunisia has ordered to Turkey local-made Kirpi MRAP mine protected vehicle produced by BMC
 

According to the Dunya Turkish newspaper, the Turkish defense minister Ismet Yilmaz has announced the purchase by Tunisia of Turkish-made MRAP "Kirpi". He also said that the Turkish Company BMC will restart the production of the Kirpi. BMC was declared bankrupt and confiscated by TMSF (Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey) in May 2013 after its parent company Cukurova Holding failed to meet certain financial obligations

According to the Dunya Turkish newspaper, the Turkish defense minister Ismet Yilmaz has announced the purchase by Tunisia of Turkish-made MRAP "Kirpi". He also said that the Turkish Company BMC will restart the production of the Kirpi. BMC was declared bankrupt and confiscated by TMSF (Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey) in May 2013 after its parent company Cukurova Holding failed to meet certain financial obligations.Friday, February 14, 2014 09:06 AM

 

Ukraine army tests new electronic sight EGP-01BM for BM-21 Multiple Launch Rocket System
 

The new electronic sight EGP-01BM and Universal Battery-Powered Computer undergo trials during BM-21 Grad rocket launcher range practice. The soldiers of Ukrainian army have been testing two elements of Ukrainian Defense Consulting electronic guidance system for three weeks.

The new electronic sight EGP-01BM and Universal Battery-Powered Computer undergo trials during BM-21 Grad rocket launcher range practice. The soldiers of Ukrainian army have been testing two elements of Ukrainian Defense Consulting electronic guidance system for three weeks.
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Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:58 AM

 

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