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Army - Military - Defense Industry News January 2011
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Russian government was planning to adopt a new program for modernization of defense industry.
 
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Monday January 31, 2011, the government was planning to adopt a new program on the modernization of the country's defense industry in the near future.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Monday January 31, 2011, the government was planning to adopt a new program on the modernization of the country's defense industry in the near future.
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January 31, 2011 16:30 PM
 

M1117 ASV Armoured Security vehicle Guardian for the Afghan army
 
In late January 2011, Textron Marine & Land Systems in Slidell, LA received a $42.5 million firm-fixed-price contract to test of 23 M1117 ASV family armored cars, “as well as 50 vehicles being produced for the Afghanistan National Army.”
In late January 2011, Textron Marine & Land Systems in Slidell, LA received a $42.5 million firm-fixed-price contract to test of 23 M1117 ASV family armored cars, “as well as 50 vehicles being produced for the Afghanistan National Army.”
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January 31, 2011 16:30 PM
 

Saab has received an order for weapon locating system ARTHUR radar from South Korea
 
Defence and security company Saab has received an order for weapon locating system ARTHUR from LIG Nex1 which is the prime contractor towards Defence Acquisition Program Administration, Republic of Korea.
Defence and security company Saab has received an order for weapon locating system ARTHUR from LIG Nex1 which is the prime contractor towards Defence Acquisition Program Administration, Republic of Korea.
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January 31, 2011 16:30 PM
 

Military aircraft flying low over Cairo rally and M1 Abrams main battle tanks on the streets
 
In Egypt, the authorities are apparently ramping up their scare tactics, with military fighter planes and helicopters buzzing over the heads of anti-government protesters gathered in Tahrir Square, this Sunday January 30, 2011. At the same time, M1 Abrams are deployed in the streets of Cairo.
In Egypt, the authorities are apparently ramping up their scare tactics, with military fighter planes and helicopters buzzing over the heads of anti-government protesters gathered in Tahrir Square, this Sunday January 30, 2011. At the same time, M1 Abrams are deployed in the streets of Cairo.
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January 30, 2011 18:56 PM
 

The crisis slows down the negotiations of armament of Greece with France and Russia.
 
Greece negotiates the purchase of weapons with Russia and France, but does not plan to sign contracts in 2011 because of the economic crisis situation in the country, announced this Friday January 28, 2011, the first Greek vice-minister of Defense, Panos Beglitis.
Greece negotiates the purchase of weapons with Russia and France, but does not plan to sign contracts in 2011 because of the economic crisis situation in the country, announced this Friday January 28, 2011, the first Greek vice-minister of Defense, Panos Beglitis.
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January 30, 2011 10:49 AM
 

US Army wants to launch a competitive program to upgrade light wheeled vehicle Humvee
 
The U.S. Army still plans to launch a competitive program to upgrade its Humvee fleet, according to the final draft of the service's Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Strategy, released Jan. 27. But the service has been unsuccessful so far at securing funding for the effort
The U.S. Army still plans to launch a competitive program to upgrade its Humvee fleet, according to the final draft of the service's Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Strategy, released Jan. 27. But the service has been unsuccessful so far at securing funding for the effort.
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January 29, 2011 19:02 PM
 

India would be testing new intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-5 in 2011
 
India would be testing various new missile systems, including strategic ones such as the Agni-5, developed for the three Indian defence services, through 2011. The tests will begin in February, according to Dr VK Saraswat, scientific advisor to the defence minister and DRDO chief.
India would be testing various new missile systems, including strategic ones such as the Agni-5, developed for the three Indian defence services, through 2011. The tests will begin in February, according to Dr VK Saraswat, scientific advisor to the defence minister and DRDO chief.
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January 29, 2011 11:02 AM
 

Russia put in exploitation a new alert radar against missiles at Kaliningrad
 
Russia put in exploitation a new alert radar against missiles at Kaliningrad (western) and builds another one in Irkoutsk (Siberia), announced this January 27th, 2011 in Moscow the commander of the Russian space Troops, Oleg Ostapenko.
Russia put in exploitation a new alert radar against missiles at Kaliningrad (western) and builds another one in Irkoutsk (Siberia), announced this January 27th, 2011 in Moscow the commander of the Russian space Troops, Oleg Ostapenko.
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January 28, 2011 13:48 PM
 

Russia tests now new elements of its new anti-missile defense system
 
Russia tests now new elements of its new anti-missile defense system, announced this Thursday, January 27, 2011, in Moscow the commander of the Russian space Troops Oleg Ostapenko.
Russia tests now new elements of its new anti-missile defense system, announced this Thursday, January 27, 2011, in Moscow the commander of the Russian space Troops Oleg Ostapenko.
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January 28, 2011 12:49 PM
 

Army Recognition Official Media Partner - Online Show News Daily IDET 2011 Czech Exhibition
 
Army Recognition Company is proud to announce that we have been selected as official Media Partner and Official Online Daily News for IDET 2011, International Exhibition of Defence and Security Technologies in Czech Republic.
Army Recognition Company is proud to announce that we have been selected as official Media Partner and Official Online Daily News for IDET 2011, International Exhibition of Defence and Security Technologies in Czech Republic.
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January 27, 2011 13:51 PM
 

Army Recognition selected as Media Partner for the defense exhibition of London, DSEI 2011
 
Army Recognition Company is proud to announce that we have been selected as Media Partner for DESI 2011. This is the result of our work to cover professionally and open a new window about the worldwide defence sector with our quarterly magazine and the online defence magazine Army Recognition.
Army Recognition Company is proud to announce that we have been selected as Media Partner for DSEI 2011. This is the result of our work to cover professionally and open a new window about the worldwide defence sector with our quarterly magazine and the online defence magazine Army Recognition.
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January 27, 2011 12:45 PM
 

Israeli Army Engineering Corps prepares for 2011 with new military equipment and weapons
 
The Israeli Army Engineering Corps prepares for 2011 with new tools and weapons including upgraded rockets, Barrett M82 rifles, etc. and new training techniques for reserve soldiers.
The Israeli Army Engineering Corps prepares for 2011 with new equipment and weapons including upgraded rockets, Barrett M82 rifles, etc. and new training techniques for reserve soldiers.
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January 26, 2011 18:36 PM
 

Iranian army is prepared to carry out a new comprehensive air defense plan to protect Iran
 
Commander of the Iranian Army Major General Ataollah Salehi announced on Wednesday that Iran is prepared to carry out a comprehensive air defense plan to protect the country's entire airspace.
Commander of the Iranian Army Major General Ataollah Salehi announced on Wednesday that Iran is prepared to carry out a comprehensive air defense plan to protect the country's entire airspace.
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January 26, 2011 17:31 PM
 

BAE Systems to Provide Thermal Weapon Sights to Canadian Army
 
Rheinmetall Canada Inc., a provider of the Rheinmetall Defence Group's range of products in Canada, will integrate BAE Systems' uncooled thermal weapon sights with the 40mm grenade launcher's fire control system as part of the Canadian Army's Close Area Suppression Weapon System (CASW).
Rheinmetall Canada Inc., a provider of the Rheinmetall Defence Group's range of products in Canada, will integrate BAE Systems' uncooled thermal weapon sights with the 40mm grenade launcher's fire control system as part of the Canadian Army's Close Area Suppression Weapon System (CASW).
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January 26, 2011 17:02 PM
 

Pentagone plans to deploy giant spy blimp for monitoring data communication in Afghanistan
 
According to an article published by the online magazine Wired this fall, the Pentagon plans to deploy a “giant spy blimp” floating 20,000 feet above the ground that will house a supercomputer capable of monitoring the flow of all data and communication for miles around.
According to an article published by the online magazine Wired this fall, the Pentagon plans to deploy a “giant spy blimp” floating 20,000 feet above the ground that will house a supercomputer capable of monitoring the flow of all data and communication for miles around.
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January 25, 2011 13:15 PM
 

Spy balloons for the US Army troops in Afghanistan for video surveillance of insurgents
 
The Pentagon is sending dozens of the balloons to Afghanistan to meet a growing military demand for video surveillance of insurgents.
The Pentagon is sending dozens of the balloons to Afghanistan to meet a growing military demand for video surveillance of insurgents.
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January 25, 2011 12:15 PM
 

SAIC-led industry team continues to pursue Ground Combat Vehicle Program for US Army
 
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it will continue to lead a team pursuing the U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program. The SAIC-led team submitted a revised proposal for the technology development phase of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) being developed under the GCV effort to the U.S. government.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it will continue to lead a team pursuing the U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program. The SAIC-led team submitted a revised proposal for the technology development phase of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) being developed under the GCV effort to the U.S. government.
January 23, 2011 10:55 AM
 

BAE Systems-Northrop Grumman team submit bid for GCV Ground Combat Vehicle program
 
The BAE Systems-Northrop Grumman team submitted a proposal for a U.S. Army Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) that emphasizes affordability, performance and future scalability.
The BAE Systems-Northrop Grumman team submitted a proposal for a U.S. Army Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) that emphasizes affordability, performance and future scalability.
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January 21, 2011 19:25 PM
 

United States Army Marine Tanks M1 abrams Prepare for Their First Missions in Afghanistan
 
Early versions of the tank shaped the battlefields of World War I, and more sophisticated versions helped quickly end the Gulf War for the U.S. Now tanks have landed in Afghanistan to help bring security to Helmand province.
Early versions of the tank shaped the battlefields of World War I, and more sophisticated versions helped quickly end the Gulf War for the U.S. Now tanks have landed in Afghanistan to help bring security to Helmand province.
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January 20, 2011 17:42 PM
 

First Oshkosh Defense FMTV Truck Fielded to Wisconsin National Guard
 
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), and the Wisconsin National Guard held a ceremony at the Oshkosh Armory today to commemorate the fielding of the first Oshkosh-produced Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles truck.
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), and the Wisconsin National Guard held a ceremony at the Oshkosh Armory today to commemorate the fielding of the first Oshkosh-produced Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles truck.
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January 20, 2011 17:25 PM
 

UN has decided to send an additional 2000 troops in Ivory Coast.
 
The UN has decided to send an additional 2000 troops to bolster its force in Ivory Coast, citing “deep concern over the continuing violence and human rights violations.”
The UN has decided to send an additional 2000 troops to bolster its force in Ivory Coast, citing “deep concern over the continuing violence and human rights violations.”
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January 20, 2011 12:35 PM
 

Iran Iranian army successfully test-fires optimized hawk air defense ground-to-air missiles
 
Iran announced on Wednesday January 19, 2011, that it has successfully tested an optimized version of mid-range hawk anti-aircraft missiles in an area close to a nuclear facility.
Iran announced on Wednesday January 19, 2011, that it has successfully tested an optimized version of mid-range hawk anti-aircraft missiles in an area close to a nuclear facility.
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January 19, 2011 13:45 PM
 

Canadian army has restricted the use of LUVW Light Utility Vehicle Wheeled G-Wagon Mercedes
 
The Canadian army has restricted the use of almost 300 trucks because of safety concerns that their turrets could come loose. The Canadian Forces is now in the process of fixing the problems on 287 of the trucks, known in the military as the Light Utility Vehicle Wheeled (LUVW) G-Wagon Mercedes.
The Canadian army has restricted the use of almost 300 trucks LUVW because of safety concerns that their turrets could come loose. The Canadian Forces is now in the process of fixing the problems on 287 of the trucks, known in the military as the Light Utility Vehicle Wheeled (LUVW) G-Wagon Mercedes.
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January 19, 2011 09:15 AM
 

General Dynamics Awarded $44 Million for Saudi Tank upgrade Work M1 Abrams
 
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was recently awarded two contracts worth $44 million for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s tank program.
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was recently awarded two contracts worth $44 million for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s tank program.
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January 19, 2011 08:45 AM
 

Taiwanese army held a major missile drill, but several misses spoiled the exercise.
 
Taiwanese army held a major missile drill Tuesday just days after rival China unveiled an aircraft that uses stealth technology, but several misses spoiled the exercise.
Taiwanese army held a major missile drill Tuesday just days after rival China unveiled an aircraft that uses stealth technology, but several misses spoiled the exercise.
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January 18, 2011 17:31 PM
 

Sagem wins contract for JIM LR 2 new-generation long-range multifunction infrared binoculars
 
French defense procurement agency DGA announced that, following international competitive bidding, it had awarded a contract to Sagem (Safran group) for 1,175 JIM LR 2 new-generation long-range multifunction infrared binoculars, intended for the French armed forces.
French defense procurement agency DGA announced that, following international competitive bidding, it had awarded a contract to Sagem (Safran group) for 1,175 JIM LR 2 new-generation long-range multifunction infrared binoculars, intended for the French armed forces.
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January 18, 2011 17:00 PM
 

Missile-firing capable Indian Arjun Tank would be ready for user trials in June
 
The advanced version of the indigenously-developed Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun would be ready for user trials in June, which could set the stage for induction in the Army of the weapon system which will have missile-firing capabilities and laser finders.
The advanced version of the indigenously-developed Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun would be ready for user trials in June, which could set the stage for induction in the Army of the weapon system which will have missile-firing capabilities and laser finders.
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January 18, 2011 16:04 PM
 

Renault Trucks defense receive new orders of vehicles for Syracuse program
 
Renault Trucks Defense has signed with Thales a contract for supplying 21 units of vehicles type Premium, Midlum and Sherpa Light carrier dedicated to the tactical stations of the Syracuse III military satellite communications program.
Renault Trucks Defense has signed with Thales a contract for supplying 21 units of vehicles type Premium, Midlum and Sherpa Light carrier dedicated to the tactical stations of the Syracuse III military satellite communications program.
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January 17, 2011 16:03 PM
 

French Army orders 10,881 MAG machine guns from FN Herstal
 
Belgian company FN Herstal has signed a contract for 100 million euros with the French Army to provide 10,881 MAG machine guns over 8 years, reports the newspaper La Meuse
Belgian company FN Herstal has signed a contract for 100 million euros with the French Army to provide 10,881 MAG machine guns over 8 years, reports the newspaper La Meuse
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January 16, 2011 6:30 PM
 

First delivery of the Desert Chameleon armored personnel carriers to the Kuwait Ministry of Interior
 
Advanced Defense Vehicle Systems (ADVS) announces today the first production delivery of the ADVS 6X6X6 Desert Chameleon armored personnel carriers to the Kuwait Ministry of Interior (KMOI).
Advanced Defense Vehicle Systems (ADVS) announces today the first production delivery of the ADVS 6X6X6 Desert Chameleon armored personnel carriers to the Kuwait Ministry of Interior (KMOI).
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January 15, 2011 11:26 AM
 

For the second week of 2011 rockets continued to be launched against Israel from Gaza Strip
 
By the second week of 2011, more than 20 rockets, missiles and mortar shells have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel’s southern communities.
By the second week of 2011, more than 20 rockets, missiles and mortar shells have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel’s southern communities.

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January 14, 2011 10:56 PM
 

Japanese military wants to cooperate in unprecedented ways with the United States
 
Worried about North Korean belligerence and an increasingly aggressive China, Japan's military wants to cooperate in unprecedented ways with the United States and is even considering putting its military in the line of fire in areas outside Japan, Japanese defense officials said January 13, 2010.
Worried about North Korean belligerence and an increasingly aggressive China, Japan's military wants to cooperate in unprecedented ways with the United States and is even considering putting its military in the line of fire in areas outside Japan, Japanese defense officials said January 13, 2010.

13 January 20:26 PM
 

South Korean K-21 infantry armoured vehicle will return to military use after defects in 2009
 
K-21 armored vehicles will return to military use in April after defects that sank two of them in 2009 and last year were fixed, an official at the military acquisition agency said January 13, 2010.
K-21 armored vehicles will return to military use in April after defects that sank two of them in 2009 and last year were fixed, an official at the military acquisition agency said January 13, 2010.

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13 January 17:55 PM
 

Iranian armed forces full ready to repel any air attacks on the country with new missile and radar
 
Commander of Iran's Southern Air Defense Zone Qanbar Ali Salahian stressed his forces are fully ready to repel possible air raids on the country's southern regions, the Persian Gulf in particular.
Commander of Iran's Southern Air Defense Zone Qanbar Ali Salahian stressed his forces are fully ready to repel possible air raids on the country's southern regions, the Persian Gulf in particular.

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13 January 10:47 AM
 

New customer for Army Recognition, the German company Rotzler
 
The German Company Rotzler, specialized in the design, manufacture and the distribution of military winches signed a contract with Army Recognition, which will ensure the promotion of the Rotzler Company and its products on Army Recognition web site.
The German Company Rotzler, specialized in the design, manufacture and the distribution of military winches signed a contract with Army Recognition, which will ensure the promotion of the Rotzler Company and its products on Army Recognition web site.

12 January 11:35 AM
 

Italian Company Iveco Defence Vehicles supplies military trucks to the French armed forces
 
Iveco Defence Vehicles with the French company Soframe - a subsidiary of the Alsatian Lohr Group - has been awarded a contract to supply multi-purpose military vehicles to the French armed forces.
Iveco Defence Vehicles with the French company Soframe - a subsidiary of the Alsatian Lohr Group - has been awarded a contract to supply multi-purpose military vehicles to the French armed forces.

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12 January 00:35 AM
 

The fleet of British army Challenger 2 main battle tanks could be reduced by 400 to 50 units
 
The British Army is set to lose its ability to fight large scale tanks battles under radical plans being drawn up to slash its fleet of armoured vehicles.
The British Army is set to lose its ability to fight large scale tanks battles under radical plans being drawn up to slash its fleet of armoured vehicles.

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11 January 11:35 AM
 

Oshkosh Defence will deliver 800 protection kits for the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle M-ATV
 
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will deliver 800 protection kits for the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle following an order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC).
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will deliver 800 protection kits for the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle following an order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC).

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11 January 10:11 AM
 

Switzerland wants to abolish the military conscription to reduce the budget of defense
 
Switzerland's conscription army is facing an uncertain future, amid calls for compulsory military service to be abolished, and political pressure to keep defence costs down.
Switzerland's conscription army is facing an uncertain future, amid calls for compulsory military service to be abolished, and political pressure to keep defence costs down.

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11 January 08:45 AM
 

BAE Systems develops non-lethal laser to defend against pirate attacks on commercial shipping
 
BAE Systems has successfully demonstrated a prototype device that will serve as an effective non-lethal deterrent against pirate attacks on commercial vessels such as oil tankers and container ships.
BAE Systems has successfully demonstrated a prototype device that will serve as an effective non-lethal deterrent against pirate attacks on commercial vessels such as oil tankers and container ships.

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11 January 08:30 AM
 

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