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June 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

North Korea deploys new 240mm artillery rocket launcher systems along border South Korea 3006132

North Korea deploys new 240mm artillery rocket launcher systems along border with South Korea
 

North Korea is deploying improved artilleries with a longer range at its frontline military units, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, June 30, 2013, referring to a government source. North Korea's military is replacing 107mm multiple rocket launchers deployed on the border with South Korea with the improved 240mm multiple rocket launchers M-1991.

North Korea is deploying improved artilleries with a longer range at its frontline military units, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, June 30, 2013, referring to a government source. North Korea's military is replacing 107mm multiple rocket launchers deployed on the border with South Korea with the improved 240mm multiple rocket launchers M-1991.
Sunday, June 30, 2013 11:54
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Kyrgyzstan discusses bilateral military ties with China to strengthen cooperation 3006131

Kyrgyzstan discusses bilateral military ties with China to strengthen cooperation
 

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev discussed bilateral military ties and regional affairs with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan, vowing to strengthen cooperation. Atambayev said there were a number of uncertainties in Central Asia, and that Kyrgyzstan, China and other countries in the region faced common threats.

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev discussed bilateral military ties and regional affairs with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan, vowing to strengthen cooperation. Atambayev said there were a number of uncertainties in Central Asia, and that Kyrgyzstan, China and other countries in the region faced common threats.
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Sunday, June 30, 2013 11:27 AM

 

Israeli army is prepare to take delivery of first Rafael David's Sling anti-missile system 2906134

Israeli army is prepare to take delivery of first Rafael David's Sling anti-missile system
 

As the Middle East descends deeper into conflict, Israel's military is set to deploy its sixth Iron Dome counter-rocket battery, produced by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, and is preparing to take delivery of the first unit of David's Sling, another Rafael anti-missile system.

As the Middle East descends deeper into conflict, Israel's military is set to deploy its sixth Iron Dome counter-rocket battery, produced by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, and is preparing to take delivery of the first unit of David's Sling, another Rafael anti-missile system.
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Saturday, June 29, 2013 01:27 PM

 

MBDA has started integration tests with MMP Medium Range Missile for the French Army 2906133

MBDA has started integration tests with MMP Medium Range Missile for the French Army
 

MBDA has started integration tests with MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée – Medium Range Missile) which the company has been developing under its own funding since 2009 to equip the French army with a new ground combat weapon to be available as of 2017.

MBDA has started integration tests with MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée – Medium Range Missile) which the company has been developing under its own funding since 2009 to equip the French army with a new ground combat weapon to be available as of 2017.
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Saturday, June 29, 2013 11:59 AM

 

France will buy 16 MQ-9 Reaper UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems from United States 2906132

France will buy 16 MQ-9 Reaper UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems from United States
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to France of 16 MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B) Remotely Piloted Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.5 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to France of 16 MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B) Remotely Piloted Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.5 billion.
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Saturday, June 29, 2013 11:47 AM

 

All Russian ground forces missile brigades will be equipped with Iskander-M ballistic missile 290613

All Russian ground forces missile brigades will be equipped with Iskander-M ballistic missile
 

Iskander-M ballistic missile systems (SS-26 Stone NATO code), which can effectively engage two targets within a minute at a range of up to 280 kilometers, will be provided to all Russian Ground Forces missile brigades by 2018, the country’s defense minister said Friday, June 28, 2013.

Iskander-M ballistic missile systems (SS-26 Stone NATO code), which can effectively engage two targets within a minute at a range of up to 280 kilometers, will be provided to all Russian Ground Forces missile brigades by 2018, the country’s defense minister said Friday, June 28, 2013.
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Saturday, June 29, 2013 09:23 AM

 

United States has started sending light weapons and anti-tank weapons to Syrian rebels 2806133

United States has started sending light weapons and anti-tank weapons to Syrian rebels
 

The Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA) of United States has started sending weapons to Jordan with a view to arming small groups of vetted Syrian rebels within a month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, June 27, 2013. "The CIA is expected to spend up to three weeks bringing light arms and possibly anti-tank missiles to Jordan," the newspaper said in its report, citing diplomats and U.S. officials briefed on the plans.

The Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA) of United States has started sending weapons to Jordan with a view to arming small groups of vetted Syrian rebels within a month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, June 27, 2013. "The CIA is expected to spend up to three weeks bringing light arms and possibly anti-tank missiles to Jordan," the newspaper said in its report, citing diplomats and U.S. officials briefed on the plans. Friday, June 28, 2013 11:15 AM

 

China will send combat troops in Mali for a peacekeeping mission 2806133

China will send combat troops in Mali for a peacekeeping mission
 

Chinese armed forces will be sent on a peacekeeping mission in the west African country of Mali, the government has said. According to the Chinese Defence Ministry, it is the first time that Chinese armed forces will dispatch its security forces for peacekeeping mission.

Chinese armed forces will be sent on a peacekeeping mission in the west African country of Mali, the government has said. According to the Chinese Defence Ministry, it is the first time that Chinese armed forces will dispatch its security forces for peacekeeping mission.
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Friday, June 28, 2013 10:51 AM

 

BAE Systems have completed a successful guided flight test of Multi-Service Guided Projectile 280613

BAE Systems have completed a successful guided flight test of Multi-Service Guided Projectile
 

BAE Systems and United Technologies Corporation have completed a successful guided flight test of the Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile (MS-SGP) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. All MS-SGP guided flight test objectives were achieved, demonstrating its performance from a 5-inch 62-caliber Mk 45 Mod 4 Naval Gun System.

BAE Systems and United Technologies Corporation have completed a successful guided flight test of the Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile (MS-SGP) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. All MS-SGP guided flight test objectives were achieved, demonstrating its performance from a 5-inch 62-caliber Mk 45 Mod 4 Naval Gun System.
Friday, June 28, 2013 09:31 AM

 

Firsts modernized self-propelled artillery howitzer 2S19M2 enter in service Russian army 2806131

Firsts modernized self-propelled artillery howitzer 2S19M2 enter in service with the Russian army
 

The infantry artillery brigade of the Southern Military District of the Russian army has received the first upgraded self-propelled artillery howitzer "MSTA-S" 2S19M2. All the commanders of the new MSTA-S have undergone training.

The infantry artillery brigade of the Southern Military District of the Russian army has received the first upgraded self-propelled artillery howitzer "MSTA-S" 2S19M2. All the commanders of the new MSTA-S have undergone training.
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Friday, June 28, 2013 08:22 AM

 

Russia will provide military equipment and armoured vehicles to Kyrgyzstan in 2013 2606135

Russia will provide military equipment and armoured vehicles to Kyrgyzstan in 2013
 

Russia’s defense minister has said Moscow would begin sending weapons and other military equipment to Kyrgyzstan this year, not in 2014, as previously announced. Supplies as part of a bilateral armed forces assistance program will start in “the fourth quarter of 2013,” Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with the head of the Central Asian state.

Russia’s defense minister has said Moscow would begin sending weapons and other military equipment to Kyrgyzstan this year, not in 2014, as previously announced. Supplies as part of a bilateral armed forces assistance program will start in “the fourth quarter of 2013,” Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with the head of the Central Asian state.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 07:40 PM

 

Lockheed Martin’s Final JLTV Development Vehicle ready to be delivered for testing this summer 26061

Lockheed Martin’s Final JLTV Development Vehicle ready to be delivered for testing this summer
 

The final Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) produced for the program’s Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase has rolled off the assembly line, joining a fleet of previously completed vehicles that will be delivered for government testing and evaluation this summer.

The final Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) produced for the program’s Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase has rolled off the assembly line, joining a fleet of previously completed vehicles that will be delivered for government testing and evaluation this summer.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 07:22 PM

 

Turkey could adopt Chinese air defense missile system HQ-9 FD-2000 for T-Loramids program 2606133

Turkey could adopt the Chinese air defense missile system HQ-9 FD-2000 for T-Loramids program
 

Turkey is strongly leaning toward adopting the Chinese long-range anti-missile and air defense system HQ-90, export version FD-2000, Turkish procurement officials said, even though it may be impossible to integrate the system with its existing NATO architecture.

Turkey is strongly leaning toward adopting the Chinese long-range anti-missile and air defense system HQ-90, export version FD-2000, Turkish procurement officials said, even though it may be impossible to integrate the system with its existing NATO architecture.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 07:06 PM

 

Israel becomes the world's sixth biggest weapons exporter with $2.4 billion contracts in 2012 260613

Israel becomes the world's sixth biggest weapons exporter with $2.4 billion contracts in 2012
 

Israel is ranked as the world's sixth biggest weapons exporter, according to a ranking issued by the IHS Jane's Company, an information company majoring in the military-defense field, Ha'aretz daily reported on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Israel is ranked as the world's sixth biggest weapons exporter, according to a ranking issued by the IHS Jane's Company, an information company majoring in the military-defense field, Ha'aretz daily reported on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 06:36 PM

 

IVECO Defence Vehicles and Sofram delivers multi-purpose military truck PPT to French Army 2606131

IVECO Defence Vehicles and Sofram delivers multi-purpose military truck PPT to the French Army
 

Iveco Defence Vehicles and its partner, the French company Soframe - a subsidiary of the Alsatian Lohr Group – have handed over the first of 200 multi-purpose military vehicles of the Porteur Polyvalent Terrestre (PPT) Programme to the French Armed Forces.

Iveco Defence Vehicles and its partner, the French company Soframe - a subsidiary of the Alsatian Lohr Group – have handed over the first of 200 multi-purpose military vehicles of the Porteur Polyvalent Terrestre (PPT) Programme to the French Armed Forces.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 05:58 PM

 

First NASAMS High Mobility Launcher HMF air defense system was delivered to Norwegian army 2506132

First NASAMS High Mobility Launcher HMF air defense system was delivered to Norwegian army
 

KONGSBERG, with its US partner Raytheon, has delivered the first NASAMS High Mobility Launcher (HML) to Norway. The contract was signed in November 2011 and Norway is the first country to take delivery of the new operating capability in the NASAMS air defence system.

KONGSBERG, with its US partner Raytheon, has delivered the first NASAMS High Mobility Launcher (HML) to Norway. The contract was signed in November 2011 and Norway is the first country to take delivery of the new operating capability in the NASAMS air defence system.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 04:47 PM

 

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann hands over the 1,000th DINGO to the German Federal Ministry of Defense 2506131

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann hands over the 1,000th DINGO to the German Federal Ministry of Defense
 

In presence of important national and international guests from politics, military and industry, Krauss- Maffei Wegmann (KMW) handed over the 1,000th vehicle of the DINGO type to Christian Schmidt (MdB), Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Defense.

In presence of important national and international guests from politics, military and industry, Krauss- Maffei Wegmann (KMW) handed over the 1,000th vehicle of the DINGO type to Christian Schmidt (MdB), Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Defense.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 03:17 PM

 

Armored Group launches its new Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport vehicle BATT S AP 2306133

Armored Group launches its new Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport vehicle BATT S AP
 

The Armored Group (TAG) is proud to announce the launch of its new Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport S AP (BATT). The newest BATT S AP was developed to provide unequalled safety features and tactical capabilities in the field for deployment, extraction and medic services.

The Armored Group (TAG) is proud to announce the launch of its new Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport S AP (BATT). The newest BATT S AP was developed to provide unequalled safety features and tactical capabilities in the field for deployment, extraction and medic services.
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Sunday, June 23, 2013 08:18 PM

 

Successful cold-weather trials for Scout SV armoured vehicle project of General Dynamics UK 2306132

Successful cold-weather trials for Scout SV armoured vehicle project of General Dynamics UK
 

General Dynamics and the Specialist Vehicle (SV) industry team have successfully completed cold-weather trials on the Mobile Test Rig (MTR), achieving another key de-risking test in advance of the prototype stage and ensuring the vehicle’s operational capability for the coldest of theatres.

General Dynamics and the Specialist Vehicle (SV) industry team have successfully completed cold-weather trials on the Mobile Test Rig (MTR), achieving another key de-risking test in advance of the prototype stage and ensuring the vehicle’s operational capability for the coldest of theatres.
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Sunday, June 23, 2013 11:46 AM

 

Russia could provide S-300VM Antey-2500 air defence missile system to Iran instead of S-300 missile

Russia could provide S-300VM Antey-2500 air defence missile system to Iran instead of S-300 missile
 

Moscow made a new attempt to dodge a $4bln lawsuit from Tehran over a failed deal to supply S-300 missile systems by offering another type of air defense system to Iran.The new offer on the table is Antey-2500, aka S-300VM, or SA-23 Gladiator in NATO nomenclature, the Kommersant Daily said, citing unnamed sources in the Russian arms trade industry.

Moscow made a new attempt to dodge a $4bln lawsuit from Tehran over a failed deal to supply S-300 missile systems by offering another type of air defense system to Iran.The new offer on the table is Antey-2500, aka S-300VM, or SA-23 Gladiator in NATO nomenclature, the Kommersant Daily said, citing unnamed sources in the Russian arms trade industry.
Sunday, June 23, 2013 10:16 AM

 

Renault Trucks Defense delivers the first tactical fuel trucks to the French army 2206136

Renault Trucks Defense delivers the first tactical fuel trucks to the French army
 

Renault Trucks Defense (RTD), the winner of a tender of French Army Fuel Service SEA (Service des Essences des Armees), delivered first vehicles that will undergo several state tests in order to be qualified. The subject of the tender are tactical fuel trucks that can be transported by air CCPTA (Camion Citerne Polyvalent Tactique Aerotransportable).

Renault Trucks Defense (RTD), the winner of a tender of French Army Fuel Service SEA (Service des Essences des Armees), delivered first vehicles that will undergo several state tests in order to be qualified. The subject of the tender are tactical fuel trucks that can be transported by air CCPTA (Camion Citerne Polyvalent Tactique Aerotransportable).
Saturday, June 22, 2013 09:48 AM

 

Medium Extended Air Defense System BMC4I software demonstrates interoperability with NATO 2206135

Medium Extended Air Defense System BMC4I software demonstrates interoperability with NATO
 

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) has successfully demonstrated network interoperability with NATO systems during Joint Project Optic Windmill (JPOW) exercises held in May and June.

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) has successfully demonstrated network interoperability with NATO systems during Joint Project Optic Windmill (JPOW) exercises held in May and June.
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Saturday, June 22, 2013 09:27 AM

 

German army orders 100 Eagle V 4x4 Protected Command Vehicles to General Dynamics 2206134

German army orders 100 Eagle V 4x4 Protected Command Vehicles to General Dynamics
 

General Dynamics European Land Systems was awarded a contract by the German Procurement Agency, Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), for the delivery of 100 EAGLE V Protected Command Vehicles for the “GFF Klasse 2” Program. This contract includes an option for the purchase of 76 additional vehicles.

General Dynamics European Land Systems was awarded a contract by the German Procurement Agency, Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), for the delivery of 100 EAGLE V Protected Command Vehicles for the “GFF Klasse 2” Program. This contract includes an option for the purchase of 76 additional vehicles.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 08:21 AM

 

Iran increases precision of the Khalij Fars Persian Gulf supersonic ballistic missile to 8.5 meter

Iran increases precision of the Khalij Fars "Persian Gulf" supersonic ballistic missile to 8.5 meters
 

Iranian experts at the IRGC Aerospace research center have increased the precision capability of the Khalij Fars "Persian Gulf" supersonic ballistic missile to 8.5 meters

Iranian experts at the IRGC Aerospace research center have increased the precision capability of the Khalij Fars "Persian Gulf" supersonic ballistic missile to 8.5 meters.
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Saturday, June 22, 2013 07:53 AM

 

United States will modernize the Saudi Arabian National Guard with military equipment 2206132

United States will modernize the Saudi Arabian National Guard with military equipment
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia for the continuation of the United States-supported effort to modernize the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG), and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $4.0 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia for the continuation of the United States-supported effort to modernize the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG), and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $4.0 billion.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 07:28 AM

 

Around 700 soldiers of United States Army will stay in Jordan to cope the situation in Syria 2206131

Around 700 soldiers of United States Army will stay in Jordan to cope the situation in Syria
 

Around 700 combat-equipped U.S. troops will stay in Jordan after a training exercise to cope with a worsening security situation arising from the ongoing conflict in Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday, June 22, 2013.

Around 700 combat-equipped U.S. troops will stay in Jordan after a training exercise to cope with a worsening security situation arising from the ongoing conflict in Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday, June 22, 2013.
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Saturday, June 22, 2013 07:01 AM

 

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