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Army - Military - Defence Industry News March 2012
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India successfully test fires second supersonic BrahMos cruise missile 3103122

India successfully test fires second supersonic BrahMos cruise missile
 

India Friday, March 30, 2012, testfired its second supersonic BrahMos cruise missile in two days off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha, sources said. The missile lifted off at 10 a.m. from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Orissa, from a truck. It reached its full range of 290 km at twice the speed of sound (2.8 Mach).

India Friday, March 30, 2012, testfired its second supersonic BrahMos cruise missile in two days off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha, sources said. The missile lifted off at 10 a.m. from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Orissa, from a truck. It reached its full range of 290 km at twice the speed of sound (2.8 Mach).
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Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10:18 AM

 

S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems will be deployed in Russia’s Far East end year 3103121

S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems will be deployed in Russia’s Far East for end of the year
 

S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems will be deployed in Russia’s Far East before the end of the year, Far East Air Force and Air Defense Force chief Col. Sergei Dronov said on Friday, March 30, 2012. The Space Defense Forces are currently equipped with different modifications of the Soviet-era S-300 system.

S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems will be deployed in Russia’s Far East before the end of the year, Far East Air Force and Air Defense Force chief Col. Sergei Dronov said on Friday, March 30, 2012. The Space Defense Forces are currently equipped with different modifications of the Soviet-era S-300 system.
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Saturday, March 31, 2012, 09:33 AM

 

Army of Ukraine gets new automatic 30mm cannon on ZTM-1 turret for armoured vehicle 3003122

Army of Ukraine gets new automatic 30mm cannon on ZTM-1 turret for armoured vehicle
 

The Ukrainian army is taking delivery of a new automatic 30-mm cannon ZTM-1 developed by Ukrainian experts, the Defense Ministry said quoting a minister's order on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The ZTM-1 automatic cannons are designed to engage light armored infantry fighting vehicles, dismounted infantry and low-flying aircraft.

The Ukrainian army is taking delivery of a new automatic 30-mm cannon ZTM-1 developed by Ukrainian experts, the Defense Ministry said quoting a minister's order on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The ZTM-1 automatic cannons are designed to engage light armored infantry fighting vehicles, dismounted infantry and low-flying aircraft.
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Friday, March 30, 2012, 07:00 PM

 

AM General has submitted BRV-O Blast-Resistant Vehicle Off-road for JLTV program U.S. Army 3003121

AM General has submitted its BRV-O Blast-Resistant Vehicle Off-road for JLTV program U.S. Army
 

AM General LLC announced Mar. 28 that it is backing two separate proposals for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. AM General has submitted an independent JLTV solution for the EMD phase based on more than a decade of the company's own investments in research, development and testing for the next-generation light tactical military vehicle

AM General LLC announced Mar. 28 that it is backing two separate proposals for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. AM General has submitted an independent JLTV solution for the EMD phase based on more than a decade of the company's own investments in research, development and testing for the next-generation light tactical military vehicle.
Friday, March 30, 2012, 09:56 AM

 

Lockheed Martin lighter and more affordable vehicle for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program 2903127

Lockheed Martin lighter and more affordable vehicle for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] today submitted a proposal for a substantially lighter and more affordable Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) for the next phase of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps competition.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] today submitted a proposal for a substantially lighter and more affordable Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) for the next phase of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps competition.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012, 09:47 AM

 

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior acquires 200 NIMR high mobility tactical vehicles 2903126

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior acquires 200 NIMR high mobility tactical vehicles
 

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior signed a contract with Tawazun Holding, to acquire 200 high mobility tactical NIMR vehicles at the fringe of International Security and National Resilience Exhibition and Conference (ISNR 2012) being staged at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior signed a contract with Tawazun Holding, to acquire 200 high mobility tactical NIMR vehicles at the fringe of International Security and National Resilience Exhibition and Conference (ISNR 2012) being staged at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012, 09:11 AM

 

North Korea continues activities for launching of missile on the Tongch'ang-ni launch pad 2903126

North Korea continues activities for the launching of missile on the Tongch'ang-ni launch pad
 

A new satellite image has captured increased activity on North Korea's launch pad as the country prepares for its controversial missile launch in mid-April. The DigitalGlobe image taken on March 28, 2012, shows trucks on the Tongch'ang-ni launch pad. Atop the umbilical tower, which sits beside where the assembled rocket will stand, a crane arm that will be used to lift the rocket stages has been swung wide.

A new satellite image has captured increased activity on North Korea's launch pad as the country prepares for its controversial missile launch in mid-April. The DigitalGlobe image taken on March 28, 2012, shows trucks on the Tongch'ang-ni launch pad. Atop the umbilical tower, which sits beside where the assembled rocket will stand, a crane arm that will be used to lift the rocket stages has been swung wide.
Thursday, March 28, 2012, 08:42 AM

 

Oshkosh Defense presents its L-ATV for Engineering Manufacturing & Development JLTV program 2803121

Oshkosh Defense presents its L-ATV for Engineering Manufacturing & Development JLTV program
 

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today presented its solution for the Engineering Manufacturing & Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. With the JLTV program, the U.S. military is seeking to modernize its light vehicle fleet. Oshkosh is offering the latest generation of its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV).

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today presented its solution for the Engineering Manufacturing & Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. With the JLTV program, the U.S. military is seeking to modernize its light vehicle fleet. Oshkosh is offering the latest generation of its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV).
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 10:25 AM

 

Navistar Defense submits bid Joint Light Tactical Vehicle JLTV program with variant Saratoga 2703125

Navistar Defense submits bid for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle JLTV program with variant of Saratoga
 

Navistar Defense, LLC today announced it has submitted a bid to compete for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. The company will bid with a variant of its International(r) Saratoga(tm) light tactical vehicle, which Navistar launched in October after conducting its own automotive and blast testing.

Navistar Defense, LLC today announced it has submitted a bid to compete for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. The company will bid with a variant of its International(r) Saratoga(tm) light tactical vehicle, which Navistar launched in October after conducting its own automotive and blast testing.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 06:50 PM

 

BAE Systems to submit proposal for JLTV Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase 2703124

BAE Systems to submit proposal for JLTV Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase
 

BAE Systems, along with teammates Northrop Grumman and Meritor Defense, announced today that they plan to submit tomorrow a proposal for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.

BAE Systems, along with teammates Northrop Grumman and Meritor Defense, announced today that they plan to submit tomorrow a proposal for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 06:24 PM

 

Turkish-made main battle tank project ALTAY from OTOKAR will be complete by the end of 2015 2703123

Turkish-made main battle tank project ALTAY from OTOKAR will be complete by the end of 2015
 

Turkey’s Undersecretariat for the Defense Industry has disclosed a new five-year strategic plan, which finalizes completion dates for key projects including Turkish-made ALTAY main battle tanks, aircraft, satellites, destroyers, and helicopters, in a bid to lift the country’s defense industry into a higher league.

Turkey’s Undersecretariat for the Defense Industry has disclosed a new five-year strategic plan, which finalizes completion dates for key projects including Turkish-made ALTAY main battle tanks, aircraft, satellites, destroyers, and helicopters, in a bid to lift the country’s defense industry into a higher league.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 05:25 PM

 

Lockheed Martin receives contract to continue development THAAD air defence missile system 2703122

Lockheed Martin receives contract to continue development of THAAD air defence missile system
 

Defence Company of United States Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] received a $66 million follow-on contract from the Missile Defense Agency to continue development of the highly successful Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System.

Defence Company of United States Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] received a $66 million follow-on contract from the Missile Defense Agency to continue development of the highly successful Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 09:00 AM

 

Raytheon's first new-production Patriot surface-to-air missile system debuts successful flight test

Raytheon's first new-production Patriot surface-to-air missile system debuts in successful flight test
 

United States Defence Company Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully completed a system-level guided flight test of the new-production Patriot at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The modernized Patriot provides an affordable, low-risk and rapid path to meet the warfighter's current and future air and missile defense requirements.

United States Defence Company Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) successfully completed a system-level guided flight test of the new-production Patriot at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The modernized Patriot provides an affordable, low-risk and rapid path to meet the warfighter's current and future air and missile defense requirements.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 08:28 AM

 

African Union deploys 5,000 military troops in Uganda to hunt down the rebel Joseph Kony 2603122

African Union deploys 5,000 military troops in Uganda to hunt down the rebel Joseph Kony
 

The African Union (AU) will starting on Saturday deploy 5,000 troops to hunt down Uganda' s notorious rebel leader Joseph Kony who is said to be operating in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Central African Republic (CAR), an AU envoy said here.

The African Union (AU) will starting on Saturday deploy 5,000 troops to hunt down Uganda' s notorious rebel leader Joseph Kony who is said to be operating in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Central African Republic (CAR), an AU envoy said here.

Monday, March 26, 2012, 9:12 AM

 

Polish Company Bumar signed a contract for delivery of 240 WZT-3 recovery vehicles to India 2603121

Polish Company Bumar signed a contract for delivery of 240 WZT-3 recovery vehicles to India
 

The Supervisory Board of Polish Defence Company Bumar sp. z o.o. chose to implement the contract signed by Bumar sp. z o.o. and Indian Defence Company BEML Ltd. for the supply of 204 units of the WZT-3.

The Supervisory Board of Polish Defence Company Bumar sp. z o.o. chose to implement the contract signed by Bumar sp. z o.o. and Indian Defence Company BEML Ltd. for the supply of 204 units of the WZT-3.

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Monday, March 26, 2012, 08:47 AM

 

North Korea transports nuclear missile to new launch facility North of Pyongyang 2503122

North Korea transports nuclear missile to new launch facility North of Pyongyang
 

South Korean and United States military officials confirmed Sunday, March 25, 2012, that North Korea had moved the main part of a long-range rocket to a launch site north of Pyongyang. The information is based on images obtained from surveillance satellites.

South Korean and United States military officials confirmed Sunday, March 25, 2012, that North Korea had moved the main part of a long-range missile to a launch site north of Pyongyang. The information is based on images obtained from surveillance satellites.

Sunday, March 25, 2012, 04:27 PM

 

ST Kinetics to propose TERREX 8x8 vehicle for U.S. Marine Corps personnel carrier program 2503121

ST Kinetics to propose TERREX 8x8 vehicle for U.S. Marine Corps personnel carrier program
 

ST Kinetics of Singapore, the land systems arm of ST Engineering, and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) today announced they will team for the upcoming U.S. Marine Corps Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) programme.

ST Kinetics of Singapore, the land systems arm of ST Engineering, and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) today announced they will team for the upcoming U.S. Marine Corps Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) programme.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012, 01:40 PM

 

The French army takes delivery of its first two mobile bridge SPRAT from the Company CNIM 2303123

The French army takes delivery of its first two mobile bridge SPRAT from the Company CNIM
 

The French army receives in March its first two new launcher bridges, called SPRAT "Système de Pose RApide de Travures" (Quick deployment of bridge elements). The program dates from the end 90s, and the DGA (French Army procurement agency) was then entrusted the implementation of the program to the French company CNIM.

The French army receives in March its first two new launcher bridges, called SPRAT "Système de Pose RApide de Travures" (Quick deployment of bridge elements). The program dates from the end 90s, and the DGA (French Army procurement agency) was then entrusted the implementation of the program to the French company CNIM.

Friday, March 23, 2012, 09:51 AM

 

Demonstration in Ukraine with the T-84 Oplot main battle tank for a delegation of Thai army 2303122

Demonstration in Ukraine with the T-84 Oplot main battle tank for a delegation of the Thai army
 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, a delegation from the Thai army headed by his Chief of Staff, attended a demonstration of the Ukrainian-made main battle tank T-84 Oplot in Ukraine.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, a delegation from the Thai army headed by his Chief of Staff, attended a demonstration of the Ukrainian-made main battle tank T-84 Oplot in Ukraine.
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Friday, March 23, 2012, 08:28 AM

 

The military in Mali declare the takeover of power from President Amadou and close borders 2303121

The military in Mali declare the takeover of power from President Amadou and close the borders
 

Mutinous soldiers said they seized power in Mali on Thursday, March 22, 2012, and ordered its borders closed, threatening to reignite instability in a Saharan region shaken by the conflict in Libya. The overnight coup bid was led by low-ranking soldiers angry at the government's failure to stamp out a two-month-old separatist rebellion in the north of the west African state.

Mutinous soldiers said they seized power in Mali on Thursday, March 22, 2012, and ordered its borders closed, threatening to reignite instability in a Saharan region shaken by the conflict in Libya. The overnight coup bid was led by low-ranking soldiers angry at the government's failure to stamp out a two-month-old separatist rebellion in the north of the west African state.
Friday, March 23, 2012, 06:58 AM

 

South Korea seek to extend range its ballistic missiles against missile attacks North Korea 2203123

South Korea seek to extend the range of its ballistic missiles against missile attacks of North Korea
 

South Korean President Lee Myung Bak is seeking to extend the range of the country’s ballistic missiles in response to possible nuclear and missile attacks from North Korea, a presidential spokeswoman said, on March 22, 2012.

South Korean President Lee Myung Bak is seeking to extend the range of the country’s ballistic missiles in response to possible nuclear and missile attacks from North Korea, a presidential spokeswoman said, on March 22, 2012.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012, 12:11 AM

 

Syrian armed forces President Bashar al-Assad continue to fight rebels in Hama Deir al-Zour 2203122

Syrian armed forces of President Bashar al-Assad continue to fight the rebels in Hama - Deir al-Zour
 

The Syrian armed forces of President Bashar al-Assad continue to fight the rebels in the east and pounded the central city of Hama. In the eastern city of Deir al-Zour, opposition fighters were forced to flee yesterday in the face of a fierce army assault, Al Jazeera television said, citing a statement from the Deir al-Zour Revolution Committees Union.

The Syrian armed forces of President Bashar al-Assad continue to fight the rebels in the east and pounded the central city of Hama. In the eastern city of Deir al-Zour, opposition fighters were forced to flee yesterday in the face of a fierce army assault, Al Jazeera television said, citing a statement from the Deir al-Zour Revolution Committees Union.
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 11:40 AM

 

Online defence magazine Army Recognition Top 3 most visited website military category Alexa 2203121

Online defence magazine Army Recognition on Top 3 most visited website military category Alexa
 

After 10 years of its existence and more than 20,000 readers per day, Army Recognition is proud to announce that its online Defence & Security magazine http://www.armyrecognition.com has arrived today in the top 3 of the most visited website in the defence category, according to the independent agency Alexa which ranks the popularity of all websites in the world.

After 10 years of its existence and more than 20,000 readers per day, Army Recognition is proud to announce that its online Defence & Security magazine http://www.armyrecognition.com has arrived today in the top 3 of the most visited website in the defence category, according to the independent agency Alexa which ranks the popularity of all websites in the world.
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 09:15 AM

 

Peru will order air defence missile systems POPRAD - Rafael Spyder SR and 3 AN/TPS-78 radars 2103124

Peru will order air defence missile systems POPRAD - Rafael Spyder SR and 3 AN/TPS-78 radars
 

Bumar Group in consortium with the US company of Northrop Grumman and Israeli company of Rafael won a tender for supply of anti-aircraft system for Peruvian Air Force worth 140 million USD. The delivery includes 150 mobile GROM anti-aircraft and 6 POPRAD anti-aircraft missile sets, 3 AN/TPS-78 Northrop Grumman early warning radars and Rafael Spyder SR and Python 5 Derby short and medium range missile batteries

Bumar Group in consortium with the US company of Northrop Grumman and Israeli company of Rafael won a tender for supply of anti-aircraft system for Peruvian Air Force worth 140 million USD. The delivery includes 150 mobile GROM anti-aircraft and 6 POPRAD anti-aircraft missile sets, 3 AN/TPS-78 Northrop Grumman early warning radars and Rafael Spyder SR and Python 5 Derby short and medium range missile batteries. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 09:22 AM

 

Russia will respect totally contracts with Syria for delivery of weapons military equipment 2103123

Russia will respect totally its contracts with Syria for delivery of weapons and military equipment
 

Russia will respect totally its contracts of military and technical cooperation with Syria, said the General Chief of Staff of the Russian armed forces, Nikolai Makarov, to the journalists, Tuesday, March 21, 2012.

Russia will respect totally its contracts of military and technical cooperation with Syria, said the General Chief of Staff of the Russian armed forces, Nikolai Makarov, to the journalists, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 08:39 AM

 

Intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava RSM-56 will equip Russian armed forces in 2012 2103122

Intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava RSM-56 will equip Russian armed forces in October 2012
 

The intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava RSM-56 3M30 (NATO reporting name SS-NX-30) will equip the Russian army in October 2012, announced Tuesday, March 21, 2012, the Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.

The intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava RSM-56 3M30 (NATO reporting name SS-NX-30) will equip the Russian army in October 2012, announced Tuesday, March 21, 2012, the Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 07:42 AM

 

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