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Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news June 2012
 
 
 
 

China and United States are ready to forge a new type of military ties
 

Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met here on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, with Samuel Locklear, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, vowing to forge a new type of military ties. China-United States relations have kept moving forward in the past 40 years despite ups and downs, said Liang, noting that the main reason has been the broad common interests shared by the two sides.

Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met here on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, with Samuel Locklear, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, vowing to forge a new type of military ties. China-United States relations have kept moving forward in the past 40 years despite ups and downs, said Liang, noting that the main reason has been the broad common interests shared by the two sides.
Friday, June 29, 2012, 05:44 AM

 

Lockheed Martin awarded contract for MLRS M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System cab upgrades
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $27.1 million contract from the U.S. Army for the first phase of a three-year development program that will increase crew protection and update the Army’s fleet of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270A1 mobile rocket launchers.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $27.1 million contract from the U.S. Army for the first phase of a three-year development program that will increase crew protection and update the Army’s fleet of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270A1 mobile rocket launchers.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 20:40 PM

 

Heavy fights between Syrian armed forces and free Syrian army around the capital Damascus
 

Clashes erupted overnight Monday, June 25, 2012, and after daybreak Tuesday in Damascus' suburbs of Hameh and Qudsaiah between the Syrian troops and armed rebels. The clashes rattled the capital in one of the worst clashes so far around Damascus in the 16-month unrest, keeping most residents awake due to all the explosions and gunshots.

Clashes erupted overnight Monday, June 25, 2012, and after daybreak Tuesday in Damascus' suburbs of Hameh and Qudsaiah between the Syrian troops and armed rebels. The clashes rattled the capital in one of the worst clashes so far around Damascus in the 16-month unrest, keeping most residents awake due to all the explosions and gunshots.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 11:39 AM

 

Turkey considers that the downing of its fighter aircraft by Syria as an act of aggression
 

A Turkish F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft was shot down by Syrian armed forces, Sunday, June 24, 2012. Syria insists the Turkish jet was inside its airspace when it was fired on after Syrian military failed to indentify it.

A Turkish F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft was shot down by Syrian armed forces, Sunday, June 24, 2012. Syria insists the Turkish jet was inside its airspace when it was fired on after Syrian military failed to indentify it.
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Monday, June 25, 2012, 11:24 AM

 

Singaporean and Chinese ministers of defense meet to discuss military cooperation
 

Liang Guanglie, state councilor and minister of national defense of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), held talks with Ng Eng Hen, the visiting minister for defense of the Republic of Singapore, on the afternoon of June 18, 2012 in Beijing. The two sides exchanged views on such issues as the relations between the two countries and the two militaries, regional security and the South China Sea issue.

Liang Guanglie, state councilor and minister of national defense of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), held talks with Ng Eng Hen, the visiting minister for defense of the Republic of Singapore, on the afternoon of June 18, 2012 in Beijing. The two sides exchanged views on such issues as the relations between the two countries and the two militaries, regional security and the South China Sea issue.
Friday, June 22, 2012, 09:50 AM

 

First defection of MiG-21 Syrian Air Force fighter aircraft pilot
 

A Syrian military pilot of MIG-21 fighter aircraft flew to Jordan and was granted asylum Thursday, June 21, 2012, a day after the United States warned members of the Syrian military they could face international criminal prosecution for attacks on civilians.

A Syrian military pilot of MIG-21 fighter aircraft flew to Jordan and was granted asylum Thursday, June 21, 2012, a day after the United States warned members of the Syrian military they could face international criminal prosecution for attacks on civilians.
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Friday, June 22, 2012, 09:08 AM

 

Morocco has requested a possible enhancement and refurbishment of 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks
 

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco for enhancement and refurbishment of 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks and associated parts, equipment, logistical support and training for an estimated cost of $1.015 billion.

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco for enhancement and refurbishment of 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks and associated parts, equipment, logistical support and training for an estimated cost of $1.015 billion.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 11:36 PM

 

Ricardo receives sub-contract for British Foxhound light protected patrol vehicle
 

It has been announced June 18, 2012, that Ricardo UK Ltd has received a sub-contract from General Dynamics that will see the next tranche of 100 Foxhound vehicles for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) assembled at Ricardo’s special vehicle facility at Shoreham-by-Sea.

It has been announced June 18, 2012, that Ricardo UK Ltd has received a sub-contract from General Dynamics that will see the next tranche of 100 Foxhound vehicles for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) assembled at Ricardo’s special vehicle facility at Shoreham-by-Sea.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 10:00 PM

 

Renault Trucks Defense and ACMAT live demo of their range of vehicles to the international press
 

Once again the companies Renault Trucks Defense and ACMAT showed their expertise in the design and manufacture of tactical and combat vehicles at the Defence & Security Exhibition Eurosatory 2012 by presenting to the worldwide military experts more than 40 different types of vehicles. Monday, June 18, 2012, the international press was invited to test vehicles in off-road conditions.

Once again the companies Renault Trucks Defense and ACMAT showed their expertise in the design and manufacture of tactical and combat vehicles at the Defence & Security Exhibition Eurosatory 2012 by presenting to the worldwide military experts more than 40 different types of vehicles. Monday, June 18, 2012, the international press was invited to test vehicles in off-road conditions.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 11:50 PM

 

Rheinmetall to supply the Bundeswehr with cutting-edge “Gladius” infantry soldier equipment
 

The German Bundeswehr has placed an order with the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group to supply it with state-of-the-art infantry equipment. A contract to this effect has now been signed at the Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) in Koblenz.

The German Bundeswehr has placed an order with the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group to supply it with state-of-the-art infantry equipment. A contract to this effect has now been signed at the Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) in Koblenz.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 07:043 PM

 

General Dynamics submits GMV 1.1 for U.S. Special Operations Ground Mobility Vehicle program
 

General Dynamics Land Systems has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV 1.1) program. The proposal was delivered to Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla.

General Dynamics Land Systems has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV 1.1) program. The proposal was delivered to Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla.
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Sunday, June 17, 2012, 06:40 PM

 

Bulgaria has signed a contract for the sale of 500 MT-LB multirole tracked armoured vehicles to Iraq
 

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has negotiated a deal for the supply of 500 MT-LB armored vehicles to Iraq. Decision to sign the contract was made on May, 31, 2012 in the presence of Sadoun al-Dulaimi, Iraqi acting Minister of Defence at Hemus 2012 International Defense and Security exhibition.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has negotiated a deal for the supply of 500 MT-LB armored vehicles to Iraq. Decision to sign the contract was made on May, 31, 2012 in the presence of Sadoun al-Dulaimi, Iraqi acting Minister of Defence at Hemus 2012 International Defense and Security exhibition.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012, 02:38 PM

 

Indonesian Armed Forces will send one battalion for the UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan
 

The Indonesian Armed Force (TNI) will send one battalion of peacekeepers to Darfur, Sudan, to join the United Nations peace mission amid rebel and tribal fighting in the African nation, the Jakarta Post quoting officer reported here on Friday, June 8, 2012.

The Indonesian Armed Force (TNI) will send one battalion of peacekeepers to Darfur, Sudan, to join the United Nations peace mission amid rebel and tribal fighting in the African nation, the Jakarta Post quoting officer reported here on Friday, June 8, 2012.
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Saturday, June 9, 2012, 07:22 AM

 

United Arab Emirates armed forces will be equipped with the new THAAD air defense system
 

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a sole-source letter contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (LMSSC), Sunnyvale, Calif., as an undefinitized contract action (UCA) at a total not-to-exceed price of $2,023,590,000. This award is made under the existing Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) production contract HQ0147-07-C-0196.

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a sole-source letter contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (LMSSC), Sunnyvale, Calif., as an undefinitized contract action (UCA) at a total not-to-exceed price of $2,023,590,000. This award is made under the existing Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) production contract HQ0147-07-C-0196.
Friday, June 8, 2012, 06:44 AM

 

German army has concluded a contract for the purchase of 110 ZETROS 4x4 truck 5 tons
 

On 14 May 2012, the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) and Daimler AG concluded a contract on the delivery of a total of 110 protected transport vehicles, payload 5 tons, manufacturer’s designation ZETROS.

On 14 May 2012, the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) and Daimler AG concluded a contract on the delivery of a total of 110 protected transport vehicles, payload 5 tons, manufacturer’s designation ZETROS.
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Friday, June 8, 2012, 06:24 AM

 

Australian army signed a contrat for acquisition of digital terminal control systems
 

A contract has been signed with Rockwell Collins Australia for the acquisition of 96 digital terminal control systems (DTCS) under Project Land 17 Phase 1B. The digital terminal control system allows Special Forces and artillery forward observers to identify targets with greater accuracy through the use of precision targeting software.

A contract has been signed with Rockwell Collins Australia for the acquisition of 96 digital terminal control systems (DTCS) under Project Land 17 Phase 1B. The digital terminal control system allows Special Forces and artillery forward observers to identify targets with greater accuracy through the use of precision targeting software.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 08:48 AM

 

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