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July 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

ISIS militants have now the capacity to bombard Iraqi Army with captured M198 155mm howitzers
 
ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ) militants have now the capacity to bombard Iraqi army after capturing American-made weapons. During ISIS's blitz across northern and central Iraq last month, the group captured upwards of 52 155mm M198 howitzers.
ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ) militants have now the capacity to bombard Iraqi army after capturing American-made weapons. During ISIS's blitz across northern and central Iraq last month, the group captured upwards of 52 155mm M198 howitzers.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 09:30 PM
 

Israel Armed Forces has shot down a drone flying over Israeli territory by Patriot missile battery
 
An unmanned aircraft entered Israeli territory from Gaza and was shot down over Ashdod by the Patriot missile battery Monday, July 14, 2014, morning, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) said. The Israeli Navy was searching for remnants of the drone, which was intercepted over an open area near the Ashdod coast.
An unmanned aircraft entered Israeli territory from Gaza and was shot down over Ashdod by the Patriot missile battery Monday, July 14, 2014, morning, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) said. The Israeli Navy was searching for remnants of the drone, which was intercepted over an open area near the Ashdod coast.
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Monday, July 14, 2014 08:05 AM
 

Israeli Army Special Forces enter in the Gaza Strip to destroy missile launch sites
 
Israeli Special Forces entered northern Gaza tonight to take out a number of missile launch sites, according to the Israeli military. Brig.-Gen. Moti Almoz told Israel Radio on Saturday, July 13, 2014, that there were still “many” targets in the Gaza Strip remaining. While air force sorties will continue, the army high command is simultaneously preparing for a ground incursion.
Israeli Special Forces entered northern Gaza tonight to take out a number of missile launch sites, according to the Israeli military. Brig.-Gen. Moti Almoz told Israel Radio on Saturday, July 13, 2014, that there were still “many” targets in the Gaza Strip remaining. While air force sorties will continue, the army high command is simultaneously preparing for a ground incursion.
Sunday, July 13, 2014 01:00 PM
 

U.S. army would like to replace its standard 9mm M9 pistol with a more accurate model
 
The U.S. Army would like to replace its standard 9mm pistols with a more accurate and user-friendly model. U.S. Army officials say they want a new “Modular Handgun System” with more stopping power, accuracy and reliability than the M9 currently in service.
The U.S. Army would like to replace its standard 9mm pistols with a more accurate and user-friendly model. U.S. Army officials say they want a new “Modular Handgun System” with more stopping power, accuracy and reliability than the M9 currently in service.
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Sunday, July 13, 2014 11:08 AM
 

General Dynamics to continue ACV Amphibious Combat Vehicle testing for U.S. Marine Corps
 
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), is continuing work on an Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) solution for the U.S. Marine Corps. The recently awarded five-month contract extension, valued at $7 million, continues General Dynamics' ongoing work to determine the best option for developing an affordable, survivable and high water speed ACV platform for the Marine Corps.
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), is continuing work on an Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) solution for the U.S. Marine Corps. The recently awarded five-month contract extension, valued at $7 million, continues General Dynamics' ongoing work to determine the best option for developing an affordable, survivable and high water speed ACV platform for the Marine Corps. Saturday, June 12, 2014 03:51 PM
 

India has confirmed the purchase of 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers from United States
 
The Indian government on Friday, July 11, 2014, confirmed the long-pending $885 million deal with the US government for 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers, which were to be acquired for the new Army divisions being raised along the border with China, had hit a dead-end.
The Indian government on Friday, July 11, 2014, confirmed the long-pending $885 million deal with the US government for 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers, which were to be acquired for the new Army divisions being raised along the border with China, had hit a dead-end.
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Saturday, June 12, 2014 11:59 AM
 

Russian-made Iskander-E mobile short-range tactical missile ready to be exported
 
Iskander-E mobile theater ballistic missile systems are ready for export, awaiting a decision by state authorities, the head of the Russian delegation to arms and military exhibition MILEX-2014 in Belarus, Valery Varlamov said Thursday, July 10, 2014.
Iskander-E mobile theater ballistic missile systems are ready for export, awaiting a decision by state authorities, the head of the Russian delegation to arms and military exhibition MILEX-2014 in Belarus, Valery Varlamov said Thursday, July 10, 2014.
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Friday, July 11, 2014 01:00 PM
 

Army of China could be first foreign customer to purchase Russian-made S-400 air defense missile.
 
According an article published on the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS website, China would become the first foreign country to buy long- and medium-range anti-aircraft defense missile systems S-400 Triumf. In March 2014, Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has given a green light to sell the country's newest S-400 air defense guided missile system to China.
According an article published on the Russian new agency ITAR-TASS website, China would become the first foreign country to buy long- and medium-range anti-aircraft defense missile systems S-400 Triumf. In March 2014, Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has given a green light to sell the country's newest S-400 air defense guided missile system to China.
Friday, July 11, 2014 08:03 AM
 

Defense industry of Russia presents Chirok drone able to take off without an air strip
 
Russia’s United Instrument-Making Corporation, a Rostec subsidiary, presented the unique and innovative Chirok drone at the Innoprom international technology exhibition, the press service of the state corporation reported.
Russia’s United Instrument-Making Corporation, a Rostec subsidiary, presented the unique and innovative Chirok drone at the Innoprom international technology exhibition, the press service of the state corporation reported.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:33 AM
 

Russia would like to increase partnership with Belarus for the production of military equipment
 
At the 7th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment, MILEX-2014, to be held from 9 to 12 July in Minsk, Belarus, Rosoboronexport will discuss promising projects on behalf of third countries with Belarusian partners as well as present a wide range of Russian military products.
At the 7th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment, MILEX-2014, to be held from 9 to 12 July in Minsk, Belarus, Rosoboronexport will discuss promising projects on behalf of third countries with Belarusian partners as well as present a wide range of Russian military products.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014 09:45 AM
 

Defense Industry of China unveils Red Arrow 12 HJ-12 man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile
 
At Eurosatory 2014, the China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) shows a poster on its booth with new a new anti-tank portable missile system under the name of Red Arrow 12 or HJ-12. According to officials of Norinco Company, this is the first Chinese-made man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile system.
At Eurosatory 2014, the China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) shows a poster on its booth with new a new anti-tank portable missile system under the name of Red Arrow 12 or HJ-12. According to officials of Norinco Company, this is the first Chinese-made man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile system.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 02:32 PM
 

China and Greece to enhance military cooperation between the two countries armed forces
 
China and Greece on Monday, July 7, 2014, pledged to enhance cooperation between the two countries' armed forces. During his meeting with Mikhail Kostarakos, the chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong spoke highly of the 42-year-old diplomatic relations between the two nations, saying that the military cooperation has achieved a lot.
China and Greece on Monday, July 7, 2014, pledged to enhance cooperation between the two countries' armed forces. During his meeting with Mikhail Kostarakos, the chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong spoke highly of the 42-year-old diplomatic relations between the two nations, saying that the military cooperation has achieved a lot. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 10:38 AM
 

North Korea test-fired two Scud-type short range ballistic missiles from an inland site
 
North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles, presumed to be Scud-type into the sea from an inland site on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) in South Korea said Wednesday, the latest in a series of launches in recent months
North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles, presumed to be Scud-type into the sea from an inland site on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) in South Korea said Wednesday, the latest in a series of launches in recent months.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 09:17 AM
 

India successfully test-fired land version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
 
India on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, successfully test-fired the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a defence base in Odisha's Balasore district. The missile, which can carry conventional warhead of 300 kg up to a range of 290 km, was fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, about 230 km east of state capital Bhubaneswar.
India on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, successfully test-fired the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a defence base in Odisha's Balasore district. The missile, which can carry conventional warhead of 300 kg up to a range of 290 km, was fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, about 230 km east of state capital Bhubaneswar.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:43 AM
 

Israeli Army launches offensive operation Protective Edge against the Gaza Strip
 
The Israeli army said it launched the offensive operation "Protective Edge" early Tuesday, July 8, 2014, against the Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks, and a Palestinian official said Israeli airstrikes injured at least nine Palestinians.
The Israeli army said it launched the offensive operation "Protective Edge" early Tuesday, July 8, 2014, against the Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks, and a Palestinian official said Israeli airstrikes injured at least nine Palestinians.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 09:44 AM
 

BAE Systems South Africa to provide commander and gunner sights for Badger 8x8 armoured
 
BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa secured a contract from Denel Land Systems under the 8x8 armoured wheeled vehicle programme, to provide commander and gunner sights. The vehicles, known as Badger in South Africa, will be fitted with Denel Land Systems turrets.
BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa secured a contract from Denel Land Systems under the Badger 8x8 armoured wheeled vehicle programme, to provide commander and gunner sights. The vehicles, known as Badger in South Africa, will be fitted with Denel Land Systems turrets.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 09:16 AM
 

Ukrainian Company Morozov tests Dozor-B 4x4 armoured vehicle to prepare serial production
 
The regular testing of ‘Dozor-B’ light armored vehicle took place at firing range of Kharkov region. Runoff and firing testing do continue in the framework of the preparations to the launching process of vehicle serial production and its passing into service by units of Armed Forces and National Guard. The results proved the quality of technical specifications of the vehicle.
The regular testing of ‘Dozor-B’ light armored vehicle took place at firing range of Kharkov region. Runoff and firing testing do continue in the framework of the preparations to the launching process of vehicle serial production and its passing into service by units of Armed Forces and National Guard. The results proved the quality of technical specifications of the vehicle.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 02:50 AM
 

German Company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann supplies three LEGUAN bridge layers to Swedish Army
 
On 26. June 2014, the Swedish procurement authorities and KMW signed a contract in Stockholm for the purchase of three LEGUAN bridge layers on LEOPARD 2 chassis. The value of the order amounts to about 34 million euro, and includes peripheral services and training equipment, as well as an option for further vehicles.
On 26. June 2014, the Swedish procurement authorities and KMW signed a contract in Stockholm for the purchase of three LEGUAN bridge layers on LEOPARD 2 chassis. The value of the order amounts to about 34 million euro, and includes peripheral services and training equipment, as well as an option for further vehicles.
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Monday, July 7, 2014 02:58 PM
 

Egypt asks military personnel support services and associated equipment to United States
 
The State Department of United States has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for personnel support services and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $69 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 3, 2014.
The State Department of United States has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for personnel support services and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $69 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 3, 2014.
Monday, July 7, 2014 11:51 AM
 

Israel plans to sell for the first time its Mekava IV main battle tank to foreign army
 
In a deal estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars, Israel plans to sell its Merkava Mark IV main battle tank to a foreign army for the first time since the first Merkava was manufactured in the late 1970s. It appears that the budget crisis in the defense establishment was a motivating factor behind the decision to export the tank.
In a deal estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars, Israel plans to sell its Merkava Mark IV main battle tank to a foreign army for the first time since the first Merkava was manufactured in the late 1970s. It appears that the budget crisis in the defense establishment was a motivating factor behind the decision to export the tank.
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Monday, July 7, 2014 10:49 AM
 

First arms sale for Japan with sensors of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for Patriot missile PAC-2
 
Tokyo is likely to approve its first military export deal in decades, Nikkei business daily reported. Japanese-made sensors will be installed on American Patriot PAC-2 surface-to-air missile defense systems, to be further re-exported to Qatar. The sensor is a key component of the infrared seeker set into the tip of the missile to identify and track incoming targets.
Japan is likely to approve its first military export deal in decades, Nikkei business daily reported. Japanese-made sensors will be installed on American Patriot PAC-2 surface-to-air missile defense systems, to be further re-exported to Qatar. The sensor is a key component of the infrared seeker set into the tip of the missile to identify and track incoming targets.
Monday, July 7, 2014 09:02 AM
 

Army of Colombia has take delivery of three new Nexter System LG1 Mk III 105mm light guns
 
In June 2014, Army Colombia has take delivery of three new light gun Nexter LG1 105mm Mk-IIII which is equipped with an autonomous ballistic computer for artillery system. The Nexter LG1 is especially designed to be used by rapid reaction forces.
In June 2014, Army Colombia has take delivery of three new light gun Nexter LG1 105mm Mk-IIII which is equipped with an autonomous ballistic computer for artillery system. The Nexter LG1 is especially designed to be used by rapid reaction forces.
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Saturday, July 5, 2014 11:55 AM
 

Elbit Systems contract to supply upgraded armoured personnel carrier to Philippines Armed Forces
 
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced that it was awarded a contract, valued at approximately $20 million, for the supply of upgraded armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to the Philippines Armed Forces.
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced that it was awarded a contract, valued at approximately $20 million, for the supply of upgraded armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to the Philippines Armed Forces.
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Saturday, July 5, 2014 08:54 AM
 

Japan and China participating for the first time to RIMPAC multinational maritime military exercise
 
Soldiers of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) involved for the first time in the amphibious military exercises RIMPAC 2014 at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii located in Kaneohe Bay on the island of Oahu on July 1 during the Rim of the Pacific joint naval exercise.
Soldiers of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) involved for the first time in the amphibious military exercises RIMPAC 2014 at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii located in Kaneohe Bay on the island of Oahu on July 1 during the Rim of the Pacific joint naval exercise.
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Friday, July 4, 2014 01:42 PM
 

Israeli army has sent troops with tanks and artillery to the border with the Gaza Strip
 
Israeli army has sent troops to the border with the Gaza Strip, raising the possibility of an expanded operation in the Palestinian territory in response to intensifying rocket fire. Thursday's movement of tanks and artillery forces came after 11 Palestinians were wounded in Israeli air raids on Gaza, as Palestinians prepared for the funeral of a teenager who was killed in occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli army has sent troops to the border with the Gaza Strip, raising the possibility of an expanded operation in the Palestinian territory in response to intensifying rocket fire. Thursday's movement of tanks and artillery forces came after 11 Palestinians were wounded in Israeli air raids on Gaza, as Palestinians prepared for the funeral of a teenager who was killed in occupied East Jerusalem.
Friday, July 4, 2014 08:14 AM
 

Lithuania to purchase GROM MANPADS Man-Portable Air Defense System from Poland
 
Lithuania's cabinet allowed the Ministry of National Defence to purchase short distance man-portable air-defence systems MANPADS GROM from Poland on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Man-portable systems will be purchased from the 130 million litas (around 52 million U.S. dollars) of additional military spending funds planned this year, announced the Defence Ministry in a statement.
Lithuania's cabinet allowed the Ministry of National Defence to purchase short distance man-portable air-defence systems MANPADS GROM from Poland on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Man-portable systems will be purchased from the 130 million litas (around 52 million U.S. dollars) of additional military spending funds planned this year, announced the Defence Ministry in a statement.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:10 AM
 

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