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June 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Polaris Industries has engineered Polaris Ranger Crew with an integrated multi-power system 3006145

Polaris Industries has engineered Polaris Ranger Crew with an integrated multi-power system
 
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), has engineered a Polaris® RANGER CREW® Diesel side-by-side utility vehicle with an integrated multi-power system, a first for vehicles in this category. A flip of a switch allows operators to power hydraulic, pneumatic, electric and welding equipment directly from the vehicle’s diesel engine through the integrated HIPPO™ Multipower™ System from the Mobile Hydraulic Equipment Company.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), has engineered a Polaris® RANGER CREW® Diesel side-by-side utility vehicle with an integrated multi-power system, a first for vehicles in this category. A flip of a switch allows operators to power hydraulic, pneumatic, electric and welding equipment directly from the vehicle’s diesel engine through the integrated HIPPO™ Multipower™ System from the Mobile Hydraulic Equipment Company. Monday, June 30, 2014 07:14 PM
 

OTO Melara contract for delivery of 81 Hitrole Light turrets for Italian army Lince 4x4 armored 3003

OTO Melara contract for delivery of 81 Hitrole Light turrets for Italian army Lince 4x4 armored
 
OTO Melara secured a contract worth about 20 million Euro with the Italian for 81 Hitrole® Light turrets that will be installed on Italian Army Lince light multirole vehicles. The turret is a derivative of the Hitrole® B and is much lighter and easy to install.
OTO Melara secured a contract worth about 20 million Euro with the Italian for 81 Hitrole® Light turrets that will be installed on Italian Army Lince light multirole vehicles. The turret is a derivative of the Hitrole® B and is much lighter and easy to install.
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Monday, June 30, 2014 11:52 AM
 

Switzerland takes delivery of first tranche of WFEL DSB Dry Support Bridges 3006141

Switzerland takes delivery of first tranche of WFEL DSB Dry Support Bridges
 
Switzerland has received its first tranche of WFEL Dry Support Bridges (DSBs) in a ceremony which included a live build-and-installation of the DSB to an audience of senior army personnel, army engineers, guests from WFEL and the Swiss media. A total of four of the 46m span DSBs were handed over to armasuisse - the Swiss defence procurement agency - prior to final delivery to the Swiss Army.
Switzerland has received its first tranche of WFEL Dry Support Bridges (DSBs) in a ceremony which included a live build-and-installation of the DSB to an audience of senior army personnel, army engineers, guests from WFEL and the Swiss media. A total of four of the 46m span DSBs were handed over to armasuisse - the Swiss defence procurement agency - prior to final delivery to the Swiss Army.
Monday, June 30, 2014 11:28 AM
 

Ukraine National Guard takes delivery of five BTR-3E 8x8 armoured personnel carrier 2906141

Ukraine National Guard takes delivery of five BTR-3E 8x8 armoured personnel carrier
 
On June 25, 2014 the supply of next batch of five vehicles of BTR-3E armored personnel carriers for the needs of National Guard of Ukraine was carried out on the Kyiv Armored Plant, which is a member-enterprise of Ukroboronprom State Concern. This is the second batch of armored personnel carriers of such class, which was supplied to National Guard. In total 11 vehicles have been transferred so far.
On June 25, 2014 the supply of next batch of five vehicles of BTR-3E armored personnel carriers for the needs of National Guard of Ukraine was carried out on the Kyiv Armored Plant, which is a member-enterprise of Ukroboronprom State Concern. This is the second batch of armored personnel carriers of such class, which was supplied to National Guard. In total 11 vehicles have been transferred so far.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:05 AM
 

United States Government transfers military equipment and vehicles to the Nigerian Army

United States Government transfers military equipment and vehicles to the Nigerian Army
 
On Monday, June 23, 2014 in the Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment, Brigade of Guards headquarters, Abuja, the United States Government transferred to the Nigerian Army non-armed Toyota Land Cruiser, communication and force protection equipment in support of the Nigerian Army’s battle against terrorism. These military equipment will enhance the operational capabilities of the Nigerian Army.
On Monday, June 23, 2014 in the Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment, Brigade of Guards headquarters, Abuja, the United States Government transferred to the Nigerian Army non-armed Toyota Land Cruiser, communication and force protection equipment in support of the Nigerian Army’s battle against terrorism. These military equipment will enhance the operational capabilities of the Nigerian Army.
Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:37 AM
 

Unmanned aircraft Predator armed with Hellfire missiles used in Iraq to protected U.S. advisers 2806

Unmanned aircraft Predator armed with Hellfire missiles used in Iraq to protected U.S. advisers
 
Some unmanned aircraft Predator that the United States is flying over Iraq are armed with Hellfire missiles to protect newly arrived American military advisers on the ground, Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday, June 27, 2014.
Some unmanned aircraft Predator that the United States is flying over Iraq are armed with Hellfire missiles to protect newly arrived American military advisers on the ground, Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday, June 27, 2014.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:11 AM
 

Obama asks Congress $500 million for military training and equipment for Syrian opposition fighters

Obama asks Congress $500 million for military training and equipment for Syrian opposition fighters
 
The United States administration asked Congress on Thursday, June 26, 2014, to authorize $500 million in direct U.S. military training and equipment for Syrian opposition fighters, a move that could significantly escalate U.S. involvement in Syria’s civil war.
Obama administration asked Congress on Thursday, June 26, 2014, to authorize $500 million in direct U.S. military training and equipment for Syrian opposition fighters, a move that could significantly escalate U.S. involvement in Syria’s civil war.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:23 AM
 

Major General Dana Pittard has been selected to lead the new U.S. military mission in Iraq 2806141

Major General Dana Pittard has been selected to lead the new U.S. military mission in Iraq
 
The Pentagon has selected a two-star Army general who oversaw U.S. teams in Iraq in 2006 and 2007 to lead its new military mission there. Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard, the deputy commanding general for operations for 3rd Army and U.S. Army Central Command, will oversee operations in Iraq to assess the country’s floundering security forces.
The Pentagon has selected a two-star Army general who oversaw U.S. teams in Iraq in 2006 and 2007 to lead its new military mission there. Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard, the deputy commanding general for operations for 3rd Army and U.S. Army Central Command, will oversee operations in Iraq to assess the country’s floundering security forces.
Saturday, June 28, 2014 09:40 AM
 

An additional four team of United States military advisers were deployed in Iraq

An additional four team of United States military advisers were deployed in Iraq
 
U.S. forces in Baghdad have opened a joint operations center in the city to assess the security situation in the wake of the rapid territorial gains made by Sunni militants, bringing the number of American service members there to about 500, Defense Department officials said June 26, 2014.
U.S. forces in Baghdad have opened a joint operations center in the city to assess the security situation in the wake of the rapid territorial gains made by Sunni militants, bringing the number of American service members there to about 500, Defense Department officials said June 26, 2014.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014 09:24 AM
 

At DVD 2014 Streit Group has displayed its new Shrek RCV Route Clearance Armoured Vehicle 2706145

At DVD 2014 Streit Group has displayed its new Shrek RCV Route Clearance Armoured Vehicle
 
At the DVD, the Defence Vehicle Dynamics Exhibition which was held from the 25 to 26 June 2014 in Millbrook, United Kingdom, Streit Group a world leader in the manufacturing of armoured vehicles presents its new Shrek RCV (Route Clearance Vehicle). The Shrek displayed at the DVD 2014 was painted white to emphasize that it can be used by UN peacekeeping forces for mine clearance in dangerous areas.
At the DVD, the Defence Vehicle Dynamics Exhibition which was held from the 25 to 26 June 2014 in Millbrook, United Kingdom, Streit Group a world leader in the manufacturing of armoured vehicles presents its new Shrek RCV (Route Clearance Vehicle). The Shrek displayed at the DVD 2014 was painted white to emphasize that it can be used by UN peacekeeping forces for mine clearance in dangerous areas.
Friday, June 27, 2014 04:44 PM
 

North Korea has test-fired a new high-precision tactical guided missile 2706144

North Korea has test-fired a new high-precision tactical guided missile
 
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced Friday, June 27, 2014, that it has test-fired "newly developed cutting-edge ultra-precision tactical guided missiles." DPRK leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-fire at the central monitoring post, according to the official KCNA news agency.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced Friday, June 27, 2014, that it has test-fired "newly developed cutting-edge ultra-precision tactical guided missiles." DPRK leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-fire at the central monitoring post, according to the official KCNA news agency.
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Friday, June 27, 2014 03:58 PM
 

Indonesia takes first delivery of 26 German-made Leopard 2A6 tanks and 26 Marder 1A2 AIFV 2706142

Indonesia takes first delivery of 26 German-made Leopard 2A6 tanks and 26 Marder 1A2 AIFV
 
A total of 52 combat vehicles, consisting of 26 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks and 26 medium-sized Marder 1A2 infantry fighting vehicles, will be shipped from the city of Unterluss following a brief ceremony early this week, which will be attended by Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, Indonesia’s deputy defense minister, and Gen. Pramono Edhie Wibowo, retired Army chief of staff.
A total of 52 combat vehicles, consisting of 26 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks and 26 medium-sized Marder 1A2 infantry fighting vehicles, will be shipped from the city of Unterluss following a brief ceremony early this week, which will be attended by Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, Indonesia’s deputy defense minister, and Gen. Pramono Edhie Wibowo, retired Army chief of staff.
Friday, June 27, 2014 01:28 PM
 

General Dynamics has unveiled Scout SV PMRS Protected Mobility Recce Support vehicle 2706141

General Dynamics has unveiled Scout SV PMRS Protected Mobility Recce Support vehicle
 
At DVD (Defence Vehicle Dynamics Exhibition) which was held in Millbrook (United Kingdom) from the 25 to 26 June 2014, General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited has unveiled the first SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) pre-production prototype vehicle. The platform, a Protected Mobility Recce Support (PMRS) variant, will provide safe transportation for fully-equipped soldiers in a well-protected environment.
At DVD (Defence Vehicle Dynamics Exhibition) which was held in Millbrook (United Kingdom) from the 25 to 26 June 2014, General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited has unveiled the first SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) pre-production prototype vehicle. The platform, a Protected Mobility Recce Support (PMRS) variant, will provide safe transportation for fully-equipped soldiers in a well-protected environment.
Friday, June 27, 2014 10:52 AM
 

United States plan to send 300 military advisers to help Iraq to combat Sunni-led insurgents 2406141

United States plan to send 300 military advisers to help Iraq to combat Sunni-led insurgents
 
President Barack Obama today announced plans to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help the government in Baghdad combat a rapid advance by Sunni-led insurgents who have taken over towns and cities and routed Iraqi troops in the north and west of the country, a situation which the president said threatens to plunge Iraq into civil war.
President Barack Obama today announced plans to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help the government in Baghdad combat a rapid advance by Sunni-led insurgents who have taken over towns and cities and routed Iraqi troops in the north and west of the country, a situation which the president said threatens to plunge Iraq into civil war.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:59 AM
 

Streit Group contract to build 480 special purpose armoured vehicles for a country in Africa 2206142

Streit Group contract to build 480 special purpose armoured vehicles for a country in Africa
 
A contract to build 480 special purpose vehicles for use in riot control situations in Africa has just been announced by STREIT Group. This is the largest single order in STREIT’s 22-year history. It will involve building products to fulfil a range of riot control, site illumination and side and front barricade functions, and fitting them with various urban crowd control equipment.
A contract to build 480 special purpose vehicles for use in riot control situations in Africa has just been announced by STREIT Group. This is the largest single order in STREIT’s 22-year history. It will involve building products to fulfil a range of riot control, site illumination and side and front barricade functions, and fitting them with various urban crowd control equipment.
Sunday, June 22, 2014 09:27 AM
 

Nexter will develop 155mm wheeled howitzer CAESAR based on Astros truck for Brazilian army 2206141

Nexter will develop 155mm wheeled howitzer CAESAR based on Astros truck for Brazilian army
 
The NEXTER Group and AVIBRAS Group have announced at the EUROSATORY Exhibition the signature of a Cooperation Agreement aimed at the development of a 155 CAESAR Artillery System for the Brazilian Army, based on the same mobility, logistics and Command and Control of the Brazilian ASTROS System.
The NEXTER Group and AVIBRAS Group have announced at the EUROSATORY Exhibition the signature of a Cooperation Agreement aimed at the development of a 155 CAESAR Artillery System for the Brazilian Army, based on the same mobility, logistics and Command and Control of the Brazilian ASTROS System.
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Sunday, June 22, 2014 08:56 AM
 

Israeli Company Plasan to create multi-purpose armoured vehicle for Brazilian army military police 2

Israeli Company Plasan to create multi-purpose armoured vehicle for Brazilian army military police
 
Israeli Company Plasan has won an important contract from the Brazilian Military Police for high performance, multi-purpose APCs. Known for its “mission ready” solutions, Plasan has designed more than 150 armored vehicles, and delivered more than 30,000 armored hulls to armed forces worldwide.
Israeli Company Plasan has won an important contract from the Brazilian Military Police for high performance, multi-purpose APCs. Known for its “mission ready” solutions, Plasan has designed more than 150 armored vehicles, and delivered more than 30,000 armored hulls to armed forces worldwide.
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Saturday, June 21, 2014 01:26 PM
 

Thales to provide secure Internet access for French government network to secure connections 2106145

Thales to provide secure Internet access for French government network to secure connections
 
Thales has been selected by the French Prime Minister's Office to deliver and deploy service platforms offering highly secure Internet connections for the 900,000 future users of the French government's interministerial network (Réseau Interministériel de l'État – RIE). Thales will build the IT solution and provide managed services as well as 24/7 network supervision.
Thales has been selected by the French Prime Minister's Office to deliver and deploy service platforms offering highly secure Internet connections for the 900,000 future users of the French government's interministerial network (Réseau Interministériel de l'État – RIE). Thales will build the IT solution and provide managed services as well as 24/7 network supervision.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 01:05 PM
 

Denel Badger 8x8 South African armoured vehicle ready to be produced within the next 24 months 21061

Denel Badger 8x8 South African armoured vehicle ready to be produced within the next 24 months
 
Operational testing and evaluation of Denel’s Badger infantry combat vehicle are continuing apace with serial local manufacturing expected to start within the next 24 months. “The evaluation of the prototype vehicles is in process and we have received very positive feedback from the joint teams responsible for the testing,” says Stephan Burger, the CEO of Denel Land Systems.
Operational testing and evaluation of Denel’s Badger infantry combat vehicle are continuing apace with serial local manufacturing expected to start within the next 24 months. “The evaluation of the prototype vehicles is in process and we have received very positive feedback from the joint teams responsible for the testing,” says Stephan Burger, the CEO of Denel Land Systems.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 01:00 PM
 

Streit Group is reporting rapid international expansion in the wheeled armoured vehicles sector 2106

Streit Group is reporting rapid international expansion in the wheeled armoured vehicles sector
 
At a time when many armored vehicle manufacturers are facing economic difficulty, STREIT Group is reporting rapid expansion. STREIT attributes its success largely to having the right attitude towards meeting customer needs - including price and delivery speed - and to its serious investment in R&D.
At a time when many armored vehicle manufacturers are facing economic difficulty, STREIT Group is reporting rapid expansion. STREIT attributes its success largely to having the right attitude towards meeting customer needs - including price and delivery speed - and to its serious investment in R&D.
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Saturday, June 21, 2014 11:59 AM
 

Nexter Systems have signed a contract with Indian Companies for Mounted Gun Systems program

Nexter Systems have signed agreement with Indian Companies for Mounted Gun Systems program.
 
Nexter Systems, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) and Ashok Leyland Defence Systems have signed a consortium agreement to collaborate for the Mounted Gun System (MGS) artillery programme of the Indian Army.
Nexter Systems, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) and Ashok Leyland Defence Systems have signed a consortium agreement to collaborate for the Mounted Gun System (MGS) artillery programme of the Indian Army.
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Saturday, June 21, 2014 11:20 AM
 

Thales awards Hawkei vehicle component subcontract to Geelong manufacturer

Thales awards Hawkei vehicle component subcontract to Geelong manufacturer
 
Thales Australia has pre-awarded a $5 million contract to RPC Technologies, an Australian specialist engineering company, to manufacture dashboard assemblies for the company’s new Hawkei vehicle.
Thales Australia has pre-awarded a $5 million contract to RPC Technologies, an Australian specialist engineering company, to manufacture dashboard assemblies for the company’s new Hawkei vehicle.
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Saturday, June 14, 2014 03:18 PM
 

Russian Army deployed a number of troops in the military exercise in Kaliningrad Region.

Russian Army deployed a number of troops in the military exercise in Kaliningrad Region
 
Russia deployed a number of troops in the military exercise in Kaliningrad Region comparable to the number of NATO drill participants in the Baltic region, Russia’s Ministry of Defense reported Wednesday.
Russia deployed a number of troops in the military exercise in Kaliningrad Region comparable to the number of NATO drill participants in the Baltic region, Russia’s Ministry of Defense reported Wednesday.
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Saturday, June 14, 2014 01:00 PM
 

Al Qaida fighters in Iraq have captured many combat vehicles and weapons from Iraqi army bases 14061

Al Qaida fighters in Iraq have captured many combat vehicles and weapons from Iraqi army bases
 
Officials said the Iraqi military, with one million members, failed to stop Al Qaida’s Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) advance toward Baghdad. They said tens of thousands of Iraqi troops fled ISIL fighters around such cities as Mosul and Tikrit.
Officials said the Iraqi military, with one million members, failed to stop Al Qaida’s Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) advance toward Baghdad. They said tens of thousands of Iraqi troops fled ISIL fighters around such cities as Mosul and Tikrit.
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Saturday, June 14, 2014 07:50 AM
 

United States and Australia to discuss expanding bilateral cooperation on ballistic missile defense

United States and Australia to discuss expanding bilateral cooperation on ballistic missile defense
 
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the Pentagon this morning with a full-honors ceremony followed by what Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby called a productive discussion on future defense cooperation between the United States and Australia.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the Pentagon this morning with a full-honors ceremony followed by what Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby called a productive discussion on future defense cooperation between the United States and Australia.
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Saturday, June 14, 2014 07:06 AM
 

U.S. to prepare a range of options to help Iraqi Security Forces to counter Sunni insurgents 1406141

U.S. to prepare a range of options to help Iraqi Security Forces to counter Sunni insurgents
 
Citing the “huge investments and sacrifices” Americans have made in Iraq, President Barack Obama said today that he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of options to help Iraqi security forces stop rapidly advancing Sunni insurgents who have overrun much of the country’s north, control most of Anbar province and are now threatening the capital, Baghdad.
Citing the “huge investments and sacrifices” Americans have made in Iraq, President Barack Obama said today that he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of options to help Iraqi security forces stop rapidly advancing Sunni insurgents who have overrun much of the country’s north, control most of Anbar province and are now threatening the capital, Baghdad.
Saturday, June 14, 2014 06:45 AM
 

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