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June 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Ukraine seeks to export main tanks and wheeled armoured vehicle to Mexico
 

Ukraine is seeking to supply tanks and armored vehicles to Mexico, the Ukroboronprom state defense company said on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, . Ukroboronprom is ready to offer Mexico armored personnel carriers BTR-3E1 and BTR-4, "Oplot" and "Bulat" tanks, precision-guided weapons, and other products, said Ukroboronprom Director General Sergey Gromov.

Ukraine is seeking to supply tanks and armored vehicles to Mexico, the Ukroboronprom state defense company said on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, . Ukroboronprom is ready to offer Mexico armored personnel carriers BTR-3E1 and BTR-4, "Oplot" and "Bulat" tanks, precision-guided weapons, and other products, said Ukroboronprom Director General Sergey Gromov.
Friday, June 21, 2013 09:13 AM

 

Russia delivers weapons and military equipment to Azerbaijan for an amount of $1 billion
 

Russia is currently delivering huge military equipment to Azerbaijan including tanks, artillery systems and infantry fighting vehicles, Vedomosti newspaper reported Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The shipments are the result of contracts signed in 2011 and 2012, unnamed Russian Defense Ministry sources told the business daily.

Russia is currently delivering huge military equipment to Azerbaijan including tanks, artillery systems and infantry fighting vehicles, Vedomosti newspaper reported Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The shipments are the result of contracts signed in 2011 and 2012, unnamed Russian Defense Ministry sources told the business daily.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:55 AM

 

Rheinmetall Defense receives an order from one Arab customer for Leopard 2A7 and PzH 2000
 

An important new order from an Arab customer underscores Rheinmetall’s role as a leading international supplier of army technology products. Rheinmetall will be supplying vital subsystems and services for state-of-the-art main battle tanks Leopard 2A7 and PzH 2000 artillery systems. Just awarded, the total order is worth around €475 million. Under the contract, delivery will take place progressively during the 2015-2018 timeframe.

An important new order from an Arab customer underscores Rheinmetall’s role as a leading international supplier of army technology products. Rheinmetall will be supplying vital subsystems and services for state-of-the-art main battle tanks Leopard 2A7 and PzH 2000 artillery systems. Just awarded, the total order is worth around €475 million. Under the contract, delivery will take place progressively during the 2015-2018 timeframe. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 09:24 PM

 

IAG International Armored Group presents its new Armored Explosive Ordnance Disposal truck
 

One of the latest projects from IAG is the Armored Explosive Ordnance Disposal Truck. With an armored cabin and rear box, the armored truck can accommodate EOD Team personnel as well as specialized equipment such as robots and bomb vests.

One of the latest projects from IAG is the Armored Explosive Ordnance Disposal Truck. With an armored cabin and rear box, the armored truck can accommodate EOD Team personnel as well as specialized equipment such as robots and bomb vests.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 09:00 PM

 

Kuwait and Turkey could be the next customers for the U.S. Patriot missile air defense system
 

Raytheon Co. (RTN) said its Patriot technology is enjoying renewed demand that may help the world’s largest missile maker double its customer base for the air defense system. The system, which is already deployed in Turkey and Jordan to track air threats in Syria, is “going through a resurgence” that may lift the customer count from 12, Dan Crowley, president of the Waltham, Massachusetts-based Integrated Defense Systems unit, said in Paris today.

Raytheon Co. (RTN) said its Patriot technology is enjoying renewed demand that may help the world’s largest missile maker double its customer base for the air defense system. The system, which is already deployed in Turkey and Jordan to track air threats in Syria, is “going through a resurgence” that may lift the customer count from 12, Dan Crowley, president of the Waltham, Massachusetts-based Integrated Defense Systems unit, said in Paris today. Monday, June 17, 2013 08:36 PM

 

India to develop ballistic missile defence shield able to intercept enemy missile of up to 5,000 km
 

India's missile defence system is set to get a big boost as it is developing capability to intercept enemy missiles fired from a distance of up to 5,000 km, in effect tackling any possible threat from countries such as China. The capability is being developed by DRDO as part of the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) shield, whose first phase is ready for deployment possibly in Delhi.

India's missile defence system is set to get a big boost as it is developing capability to intercept enemy missiles fired from a distance of up to 5,000 km, in effect tackling any possible threat from countries such as China. The capability is being developed by DRDO as part of the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) shield, whose first phase is ready for deployment possibly in Delhi.
Sunday, June 16, 2013 11:59 AM

 

United States is considering a no-fly-zone in Syria to arm an train the Syrian rebels
 

The United States is considering a no-fly zone in Syria as it weighs options for intervention into the 2-year-old civil war, Western diplomats said on Friday, June 14, 2013, after the White House said Syria had crossed a "red line" by using nerve gas.

The United States is considering a no-fly zone in Syria as it weighs options for intervention into the 2-year-old civil war, Western diplomats said on Friday, June 14, 2013, after the White House said Syria had crossed a "red line" by using nerve gas.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 08:43 AM

 

The 1,000th Thales Busmaster 4x4 armoured personne carrier was delivered to Australian army
 

The 1,000th Bushmaster vehicle to be produced at Thales Australia’s Bendigo facility will be delivered to the Australian Defence Force last week. The Bushmaster is an Australian success story, delivering for the ADF, the local defence industry and Australia’s domestic manufacturing capability. Most importantly, the Bushmaster has saved hundreds of Australian lives.

The 1,000th Bushmaster vehicle to be produced at Thales Australia’s Bendigo facility will be delivered to the Australian Defence Force last week. The Bushmaster is an Australian success story, delivering for the ADF, the local defence industry and Australia’s domestic manufacturing capability. Most importantly, the Bushmaster has saved hundreds of Australian lives.
Friday, June 14, 2013 06:14 AM

 

Several Czech Companies could supply Libya with BRDM-2 and BVP-1 armoured vehicles
 

Several Czech companies have negotiated a contract worth 39 milion Euro on a supply and modernisation of hundreds of amphibious armoured vehicles to Libya's military, daily E15 said Wednesday, June 12, 2013,, referring to information from the companies and the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Several Czech companies have negotiated a contract worth 39 milion Euro on a supply and modernisation of hundreds of amphibious armoured vehicles to Libya's military, daily E15 said Wednesday, June 12, 2013,, referring to information from the companies and the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:59 AM

 

Italy will continue its participation to the NATO mission in Afghanistan ISAF after 2014
 

The new Italian government will continue its participation in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan until 2014 and afterwards will commit to training of the Afghan forces, Defense Minister Mario Mauro said Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The Italian government intends to "continue its participation in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan ending it as scheduled in 2014," the minister said.

The new Italian government will continue its participation in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan until 2014 and afterwards will commit to training of the Afghan forces, Defense Minister Mario Mauro said Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The Italian government intends to "continue its participation in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan ending it as scheduled in 2014," the minister said. Thursday, June 13, 2013 09:48 AM

 

Increase of 10 per cent for the defence budget in Pakistan
 

Pakistan's new government announced Wednesday, June 12, 2013, a 10 per cent increase in defence spending a week after taking office, despite a crippling budget deficit of 8.8 per cent. The budget for fiscal year 2013-14, which begins July 1, comes against a backdrop of weak economic growth, high inflation, dwindling foreign exchange reserves and unprecedented power cuts.

Pakistan's new government announced Wednesday, June 12, 2013, a 10 per cent increase in defence spending a week after taking office, despite a crippling budget deficit of 8.8 per cent. The budget for fiscal year 2013-14, which begins July 1, comes against a backdrop of weak economic growth, high inflation, dwindling foreign exchange reserves and unprecedented power cuts.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 07:35 PM

 

Japan would like to develop offensive military capability
 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said here Tuesday that Japan needs to study the possibility to develop offensive military capacity so as to attack enemy bases, according to local media. Abe made the remarks when he responded to proposals, which aimed at strengthening the country's military capabilities, submitted by lawmakers from his Liberal Democratic Party, reported Japan's Kyodo News.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said here Tuesday that Japan needs to study the possibility to develop offensive military capacity so as to attack enemy bases, according to local media. Abe made the remarks when he responded to proposals, which aimed at strengthening the country's military capabilities, submitted by lawmakers from his Liberal Democratic Party, reported Japan's Kyodo News.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 07:12 PM

 

Brunei hosts multinational live military exercise with 10 Southeast Asian Nations
 

More military troops and equipment are arriving in Brunei in support of the inaugural multi-national live military exercise, dubbed as ASEAN Defence Minister Meeting Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief and Military Medicine Exercise (HADR & MM Ex). The military exercise is scheduled to start from June 16, which is expected to see participation from ASEAN countries and its eight dialogue partners, the Defense Ministry of Brunei said Monday.

More military troops and equipment are arriving in Brunei in support of the inaugural multi-national live military exercise, dubbed as ASEAN Defence Minister Meeting Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief and Military Medicine Exercise (HADR & MM Ex). The military exercise is scheduled to start from June 16, which is expected to see participation from ASEAN countries and its eight dialogue partners, the Defense Ministry of Brunei said Monday. Tuesday, June 11, 2013 08:37 AM

 

International military training Eager Lion 2013 has started in Jordan with soldiers from 19 countries
 

The “Eager Lion 2013” military training drill kicked off on Sunday, June 9, 2013, with participants from military forces from 19 countries, Jordanian and US generals said. Speaking at a joint press conference in Amman on Sunday.

The “Eager Lion 2013” military training drill kicked off on Sunday, June 9, 2013, with participants from military forces from 19 countries, Jordanian and US generals said. Speaking at a joint press conference in Amman on Sunday.
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Monday, June 10, 2013 09:43 AM

 

Israel's military exports to reach about 7 billion U.S. dollars in 2012 with new deal for Italy
 

Israel's military exports soared by 20 percent, reaching about 7 billion U.S. dollars in 2012, the Ha'aretz daily reported on Sunday, June 10, 2013. The increase is primarily attributed to an 1-billion-dollar deal between Israel and Italy that was signed in 2012.

Israel's military exports soared by 20 percent, reaching about 7 billion U.S. dollars in 2012, the Ha'aretz daily reported on Sunday, June 10, 2013. The increase is primarily attributed to an 1-billion-dollar deal between Israel and Italy that was signed in 2012.
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Monday, June 10, 2013 09:12 AM

 

Poland invites defence manufacturers to propose medium-range anti-aircraft - anti-missile systems
 

The Polish Ministry of Defense is aiming to purchase medium-range anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, the ministry’s Armament Inspectorate said in a statement. The procurement is part of Poland’s plans to overhaul its missile defense system from 2014 to 2023.

The Polish Ministry of Defense is aiming to purchase medium-range anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, the ministry’s Armament Inspectorate said in a statement. The procurement is part of Poland’s plans to overhaul its missile defense system from 2014 to 2023.
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Sunday, June 9, 2013 10:44 AM

 

Chile will buy United States army surplus of AAV7 tracked armoured amphibious vehicles
 

Chile will buy surplus U.S. stock of a dozen AAV7 armored amphibious vehicles for its new sea-borne Amphibious Expeditionary Brigade, defense industry media reported. Officials say the vehicles are being acquired from excess inventory of U.S. stockpiles but will be upgraded before they are put into service. The cost of the AAV7 acquisition was not mentioned.

Chile will buy surplus U.S. stock of a dozen AAV7 armored amphibious vehicles for its new sea-borne Amphibious Expeditionary Brigade, defense industry media reported. Officials say the vehicles are being acquired from excess inventory of U.S. stockpiles but will be upgraded before they are put into service. The cost of the AAV7 acquisition was not mentioned.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 01:01 PM

 

General Dynamics MPC Marine Personnel Carrier vehicle successfully completed amphibious tests
 

General Dynamics Land Systems' Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) vehicle successfully completed the U.S. Marine Corps' water performance swim and human factors testing at the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch (AVTB), in Camp Pendleton, Calif. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) .

General Dynamics Land Systems' Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) vehicle successfully completed the U.S. Marine Corps' water performance swim and human factors testing at the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch (AVTB), in Camp Pendleton, Calif. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) .
Saturday, June 8, 2013 11:59 AM

 

Russian army will be equipped with the new intercontinental ballistic missile Roubej in 2014
 

In 2014, Russia armed forces will put in service the new intercontinental ballistic missile Roubej which was tested on Thursday night, said Friday, June 7, 2013, in Moscow the head of the operations department of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Zaroudnitski.

In 2014, Russia armed forces will put in service the new intercontinental ballistic missile Roubej which was tested on Thursday night, said Friday, June 7, 2013, in Moscow the head of the operations department of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Zaroudnitski.
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Saturday, June 8, 2013 11:26 AM

 

Lockheed Martin conducts successful PAC-3 MSE missile flight at White Sands missile range
 

Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missile successfully engaged, intercepted and destroyed two different threat representative targets during a flight test June 6, 2013, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missile successfully engaged, intercepted and destroyed two different threat representative targets during a flight test June 6, 2013, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
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Saturday, June 8, 2013 10:21 AM

 

Russian army tests prototype of new ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile
 

The Russian Strategic Missile Forces have tested a prototype of a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Defense Ministry said. The test launch was carried out at 09.45 pm Moscow time (17:45 GMT) on Thursday, June 6, 2013, from the Kapustin Yar testing site in the Astrakhan region. The missile was fired from a mobile launcher, the ministry said in a statement.

The Russian Strategic Missile Forces have tested a prototype of a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Defense Ministry said. The test launch was carried out at 09.45 pm Moscow time (17:45 GMT) on Thursday, June 6, 2013, from the Kapustin Yar testing site in the Astrakhan region. The missile was fired from a mobile launcher, the ministry said in a statement.
Friday, June 7, 2013 02:14 PM

 

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