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July 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russian future soldier Ratnik will be demonstrated at defense exhibition REA 2013 in September
 

The Ratnik set is comprised of more than 40 components, including firearms, body armor and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems. It will be demonstrated as a complete set at the Russia Arms Expo 2013, due to be held on September 25-28 in the Urals region, Rogozin said.

The Ratnik set is comprised of more than 40 components, including firearms, body armor and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems. It will be demonstrated as a complete set at the Russia Arms Expo 2013, due to be held on September 25-28 in the Urals region, Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin said.
Friday, July 12, 2013 11:39 AM

 

Ukraine's state arms exporter presents to Thai army officials first production of T-84 Oplot tank
 

Ukrspetsexport, Ukraine's state arms exporter presents to Thai army officials the first main battle tank T-84 Oplot which will be delivered to the Army of Thailand. According to the contract by the end of 2014, Ukraine should submit 49 such machines to Thailand.

Ukrspetsexport, Ukraine's state arms exporter presents to Thai army officials the first main battle tank T-84 Oplot which will be delivered to the Army of Thailand. According to the contract by the end of 2014, Ukraine should submit 49 such machines to Thailand.
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Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:55 AM

 

Kongsberg has been awarded a contract to supply equipment for U.S. Army Stryker ECP program
 

Kongsberg Integrated Tactical Systems (KITS) has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) for the supply of the Commander’s and Driver’s smart displays for the US Army Stryker Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) Program.

Kongsberg Integrated Tactical Systems (KITS) has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) for the supply of the Commander’s and Driver’s smart displays for the US Army Stryker Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) Program.
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Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:23 AM

 

Israeli army will deploy a new regional military unit along the border with Syria
 

Israel's military will deploy a new regional unit along the Syrian border to protect the country from a possible spillover from the ongoing fighting in neighboring Syria, an army source said Wednesday, July 11, 2013. This will be the Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF) fifth regional division to be deployed in the Golan Heights, the same source told Chinese Press Agency Xinhua anonymously.

Israel's military will deploy a new regional unit along the Syrian border to protect the country from a possible spillover from the ongoing fighting in neighboring Syria, an army source said Wednesday, July 11, 2013. This will be the Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF) fifth regional division to be deployed in the Golan Heights, the same source told Chinese Press Agency Xinhua anonymously.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 09:48 AM

 

French Army unveiled new fuel tanker truck CaRaPACE at military parade rehearsal Bastille Day
 

During the rehearsal of military parade for the Bastille Day 2013, French Army has unveiled a new military fuel tanker truck, the CaRaPACE (Camion Ravitailleur Pétrolier de l’Avant à Capacité étendue). To reduce the vulnerability of its vehicles in overseas operations, the SEA (Fuel Services of French Army) has launched the acquisition of a deployable trucks equipped with armoured cabin and a self-protection weapon.

During the rehearsal of military parade for the Bastille Day 2013, French Army has unveiled a new military fuel tanker truck, the CaRaPACE (Camion Ravitailleur Pétrolier de l’Avant à Capacité étendue). To reduce the vulnerability of its vehicles in overseas operations, the SEA (Fuel Services of French Army) has launched the acquisition of a deployable trucks equipped with armoured cabin and a self-protection weapon.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:35 AM

 

Bulgaria sent 300 soldiers to participate at International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
 

Bulgaria on Tuesday, July 10, 2013, sent a new contigent of about 300 soldiers to participate in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) stationed in Afghanistan. The 15th company will perform tasks related to the security of the inner zone of the Kandahar airport, the defense ministry said in a press release.

Bulgaria on Tuesday, July 10, 2013, sent a new contigent of about 300 soldiers to participate in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) stationed in Afghanistan. The 15th company will perform tasks related to the security of the inner zone of the Kandahar airport, the defense ministry said in a press release.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 10:32 AM

 

United Kingdom will trained up to 2,000 soldiers of the Libyan army in United Kingdom
 

The Foreign Secretary of United Kingdom has confirmed that up to 2,000 personnel from the Libyan Armed Forces are to be trained in the UK. The UK Armed Forces are to train their Libyan counterparts in basic infantry skills and leadership training with courses beginning later this year, the Foreign Secretary William Hague confirmed to Parliament earlier in a written statement.

The Foreign Secretary of United Kingdom has confirmed that up to 2,000 personnel from the Libyan Armed Forces are to be trained in the UK. The UK Armed Forces are to train their Libyan counterparts in basic infantry skills and leadership training with courses beginning later this year, the Foreign Secretary William Hague confirmed to Parliament earlier in a written statement.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 10:09 AM

 

French army takes delivery of the 500th VBCI 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle
 

The consortium formed by Nexter Systems and Renault Trucks Defense has delivered the 500th armored infantry combat vehicle VBCI to the French army. The VBCI is the latest generation of armoured infantry fighting vehicle, the successor of the tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicle AMX 10P which is in service with the French Army since 1973.

The consortium formed by Nexter Systems and Renault Trucks Defense has delivered the 500th armored infantry combat vehicle VBCI to the French army. The VBCI is the latest generation of armoured infantry fighting vehicle, the successor of the tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicle AMX 10P which is in service with the French Army since 1973.
Monday, July 8, 2013 10:21 PM

 

Ukraine seeks to further expand its military cooperation with China
 

Kiev seeks to further expand military cooperation with China, says a Ukrainian defense official. Olexandr Motuzyanyk, acting head of press and information department at the Defense Ministry, said that Ukraine attaches great importance to developing friendly relations and cooperation with Beijing in various spheres, including the military.

Kiev seeks to further expand military cooperation with China, says a Ukrainian defense official. Olexandr Motuzyanyk, acting head of press and information department at the Defense Ministry, said that Ukraine attaches great importance to developing friendly relations and cooperation with Beijing in various spheres, including the military.
Saturday, July 6, 2013 09:38 AM

 

Russian Company Uralvagonzavod offers to upgrade Peruvian T-55 tank with BMPT turret
 

The Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod could propose a solution for modernization of old Russian-made main battle tanks T-55 which are still in service with Peruvian Armed Forces with BMPT turret. The land forces of the Peruvian army want to purchase a new main battle tank in the next few months.

The Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod could propose a solution for modernization of old Russian-made main battle tanks T-55 which are still in service with Peruvian Armed Forces with BMPT turret. The land forces of the Peruvian army want to purchase a new main battle tank in the next few months.
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Friday, July 5, 2013 10:48 AM

 

Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport foreign orders portfolio of $34 billion for this year
 

Russia’s state arms exporter said Wednesday that its order portfolio stood at $34 billion as of June 1. Rosoboronexport delivered $6.5 billion worth of weaponry to foreign customers in the first half of this year, deputy head Igor Sevastyanov announced, adding that the current order portfolio included contracts with 67 countries.

Russia’s state arms exporter said Wednesday that its order portfolio stood at $34 billion as of June 1. Rosoboronexport delivered $6.5 billion worth of weaponry to foreign customers in the first half of this year, deputy head Igor Sevastyanov announced, adding that the current order portfolio included contracts with 67 countries.
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Thursday , July 4, 2013 09:23 AM

 

Textron awarded a contract to increase protection of U.S. Army HMMWV with MECV-S armor kit
 

Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded a $3.29 million firm-fixed price contract from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command for work on the Modernized Expanded Capacity Vehicle Survivability (MECV-S) system.

Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded a $3.29 million firm-fixed price contract from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command for work on the Modernized Expanded Capacity Vehicle Survivability (MECV-S) system.
Thursday , July 4, 2013 08:59 AM

 

United States will provide 1,026 M113A2 tracked armoured personnel carrier to Iraqi Army
 

Using 1,026 M113A2 armored personnel carriers from the U.S. Army's Excess Defense Articles obtained through the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's Foreign Military Sales program, and the refurbishment expertise provided by an Army Materiel Command public-private partnership, provided the means for the Iraqi Army to begin standing-up its planned six-division armored capability.

Using 1,026 M113A2 armored personnel carriers from the U.S. Army's Excess Defense Articles obtained through the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's Foreign Military Sales program, and the refurbishment expertise provided by an Army Materiel Command public-private partnership, provided the means for the Iraqi Army to begin standing-up its planned six-division armored capability.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 11:17 AM

 

Iran has optimized the Russian-made S-200 ground-to-air defense missile system
 

Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, that Iran has optimized the Russian-made S-200 long-range air defense missile system and managed to sharply reduce the time span from detection to firing at a target.

Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, that Iran has optimized the Russian-made S-200 long-range air defense missile system and managed to sharply reduce the time span from detection to firing at a target.
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 10:41 AM

 

South African National Defence Force approves production contract for Badger 8x8 armoured
 

A production contract for the Badger infantry fighting vehicle for the South African National Defence Force has been approved and is currently with Armscor, which will send it out to industry. According to Dr Sam Gulube, Secretary for Defence, the Badger production contract under Project Hoefyster was approved in February this year. He said he hoped to see the first production Badger vehicle roll off the assembly line by the end of 2013 and the last in 2023.

A production contract for the Badger infantry fighting vehicle for the South African National Defence Force has been approved and is currently with Armscor, which will send it out to industry. According to Dr Sam Gulube, Secretary for Defence, the Badger production contract under Project Hoefyster was approved in February this year. He said he hoped to see the first production Badger vehicle roll off the assembly line by the end of 2013 and the last in 2023. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 10:05 AM

 

Two joint military exercises for the Russian and Chinese army to be held this summer
 

Russia and China have set dates for joint military exercises to be held this summer, the chief of China’s General Staff said Monday, July 1, 2013. The Naval Interaction 2013 will be held in the Sea of Japan July 5-12, while the other, code named Peace Mission 2013, will take place in Russia's Urals region July 27 to Aug. 15, RIA Novosti reported.

Russia and China have set dates for joint military exercises to be held this summer, the chief of China’s General Staff said Monday, July 1, 2013. The Naval Interaction 2013 will be held in the Sea of Japan July 5-12, while the other, code named Peace Mission 2013, will take place in Russia's Urals region July 27 to Aug. 15, RIA Novosti reported.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 01:00 PM

 

Thales showcased its RAPIDFire Air Defence System during the Paris Air Show 2013
 

At Paris Air Show 2013, Thales showcased its RAPIDFire, a new multiweapon air defence system. RAPIDFire forms part of the Advanced Air Defence solution from Thales that incorporates everything from complete airspace security solutions, command and control, weapon coordination, air surveillance radars down to the mobile integrated weapon systems.

At Paris Air Show 2013, Thales showcased its RAPIDFire, a new multiweapon air defence system. RAPIDFire forms part of the Advanced Air Defence solution from Thales that incorporates everything from complete airspace security solutions, command and control, weapon coordination, air surveillance radars down to the mobile integrated weapon systems.
Monday, July 1, 2013 10:54 AM

 

Turkey orders the Husky 2G two seats mine detection clearing vehicle from South Africa
 

Turkey has become the most recent customer to order Husky mine detection vehicles, with DCD Protected Mobility about to deliver four to the country. DCD Protected Mobility General Manager Andrew Mears said that Turkey had expressed interest in the company’s mine detection vehicles since 2004.

Turkey has become the most recent customer to order Husky mine detection vehicles, with DCD Protected Mobility about to deliver four to the country. DCD Protected Mobility General Manager Andrew Mears said that Turkey had expressed interest in the company’s mine detection vehicles since 2004.
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Monday, July 1, 2013 09:18 AM

 

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