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Army - Military - Defence Industry News March 2012
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Iran army plans to increase its air defense capability proportionate to enemy air power.
 

Iran plans to increase its air defense capability proportionate to the enemies' aerial power, a senior Iranian military commander said, stressing that the country has achieved valuable experiences during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s.

Army of Iran plans to increase its air defense capability proportionate to the enemies' aerial power, a senior Iranian military commander said, stressing that the country has achieved valuable experiences during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 08:43 AM

 

Textron Marine & Land Systems contract for Afghanistan National Army MSFV armored vehicles
 

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it received an option award from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., for 64 additional Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) for the Afghanistan National Army (ANA).

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it received an option award from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., for 64 additional Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) for the Afghanistan National Army (ANA).
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 07:11 AM

 

India is the biggest importer of military armament between 2007 and 2011
 

India has topped a rating of the world's largest heavy arms importers, released on Monday, March 19, 2012, by the independent Stockholm-based International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), researching into conflicts, arms control and disarmament.

India has topped a rating of the world's largest heavy arms importers, released on Monday, March 19, 2012, by the independent Stockholm-based International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), researching into conflicts, arms control and disarmament.
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Monday, March 19, 2012, 09:35 AM

 

Fighting in the capital of Syria between Free Syrian army and armed forces of Bashar al-Assad
 

A heavy firefight broke out on Monday, March 19, 2012, between Free Syrian Army rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in a main district of the Syrian capital Damascus that is home to several security installations, witnesses said.

A heavy firefight broke out on Monday, March 19, 2012, between Free Syrian Army rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in a main district of the Syrian capital Damascus that is home to several security installations, witnesses said.
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Monday, March 19, 2012, 08:26 AM

 

Iran unveils the production of a new drone UAV called Shaparak (Butterfly)
 

Iranian experts managed to produce a new type of drone which is capable of carrying out military and border patrol missions. Reza Danandeh Hakamabad, the aeronautics engineer in charge of the project, said on Friday, March 16, 2012, that the new remote-controlled aircraft, called Shaparak (Butterfly), has a maximum operational radius of 50 kilometers , and a maximum flight ceiling of 4,572 meters.

Iranian experts managed to produce a new type of drone which is capable of carrying out military and border patrol missions. Reza Danandeh Hakamabad, the aeronautics engineer in charge of the project, said on Friday, March 16, 2012, that the new remote-controlled aircraft, called Shaparak (Butterfly), has a maximum operational radius of 50 kilometers , and a maximum flight ceiling of 4,572 meters.
Sunday, March 18, 2012, 07:44 AM

 

India boosts its defence budget of 17 percent for the coming year
 

India on Friday, March 16, 2012 boosted military spending by 17 per cent to $40 billion for the coming year as it seeks to counter China’s rapid military build-up and its traditional rival Pakistan. The government, engaged in a massive programme to upgrade the country’s ageing military hardware, increased defence spending to 1.93 trillion rupees ($40 billion) for the financial year to March 31, 2013.

India on Friday, March 16, 2012 boosted military spending by 17 per cent to $40 billion for the coming year as it seeks to counter China’s rapid military build-up and its traditional rival Pakistan. The government, engaged in a massive programme to upgrade the country’s ageing military hardware, increased defence spending to 1.93 trillion rupees ($40 billion) for the financial year to March 31, 2013.
Saturday, March 17, 2012, 08:51 AM

 

Defence Company Mekahog from South Africa may build Springbuck armoured vehicle in Nigeria
 

Military and security equipment manufacturer Mekahog of South Africa has proposed setting up a facility to build the Springbuck series of armoured personnel carriers in Nigeria. Nigeria’s Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade commended Mekahog’s management for offering to establish an armoured personnel carrier (APC) production facility in Nigeria.

Military and security equipment manufacturer Mekahog of South Africa has proposed setting up a facility to build the Springbuck series of armoured personnel carriers in Nigeria. Nigeria’s Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade commended Mekahog’s management for offering to establish an armoured personnel carrier (APC) production facility in Nigeria.
Friday, March 16, 2012, 08:36 AM

 

Israeli army will buy new long-range MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System
 

In the face of growing threats posed by rockets at the disposal of Israel's foes, the Israeli military will acquire rockets of its own, the Yediot Aharonot daily reported Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Brig.-Gen. David Suissa, the commander of the army's Artillery Corps, is promoting the procurement of precision-strike rockets with ranges of 40 and 150 km, according to the paper's business section.

In the face of growing threats posed by rockets at the disposal of Israel's foes, the Israeli military will acquire rockets of its own, the Yediot Aharonot daily reported Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Brig.-Gen. David Suissa, the commander of the army's Artillery Corps, is promoting the procurement of precision-strike rockets with ranges of 40 and 150 km, according to the paper's business section.
Thursday, March 15, 2012, 08:39 PM

 

Joint live-fire drill for United States and South Korean army with artillery howitzer M109A6 and K-55
 

South Korea and the United States on Thursday staged a joint live-fire drill in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, as part of the annual Foal Eagle military exercise. Some 100 South Korean and 200 U.S. soldiers took part in the two-hour drill that involved K-55 self-propelled howitzers and M- 109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzers.

South Korea and the United States on Thursday staged a joint live-fire drill in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, as part of the annual Foal Eagle military exercise. Some 100 South Korean and 200 U.S. soldiers took part in the two-hour drill that involved K-55 self-propelled howitzers and M- 109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzers.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012, 08:33 PM

 

Russian armed forces to get first 57 Italian Lynx IVECO LMV Light Multirole Vehicle in 2012
 

The Russian Armed Forces will take delivery of the first 57 Italian Lince (Lynx) light multirole armored vehicles (LMV) from the Defence Company IVECO Defence Vehicles before the end of the current year, Defense Ministry press secretary Irina Kovalchuk said on Wednesday, March 15, 2012.

The Russian Armed Forces will take delivery of the first 57 Italian Lince (Lynx) light multirole armored vehicles (LMV) from the Defence Company IVECO Defence Vehicles before the end of the current year, Defense Ministry press secretary Irina Kovalchuk said on Wednesday, March 15, 2012.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012, 08:31 AM

 

Three additional S-400 air defence missile system will be delivered to Russian armed forces
 

Three batteries of anti-aircraft air defense missile systems S-400 Triumph will be delivered to the Russian army before 2013, said the Chief of Staff of the Russian Air Force Viktor Bondarev to RIA Novosti, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

Three batteries of anti-aircraft air defense missile systems S-400 Triumph will be delivered to the Russian army before 2013, said the Chief of Staff of the Russian Air Force Viktor Bondarev to RIA Novosti, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 12:38 AM

 

Peruvian Army is seeking to acquire a new rocket launcher system to replace its old BM-21
 

The Peruvian Army’s acquisitions programs include two Regiments of MRLS Multiple Rocket Launchers System to replace the old Russian-made MRLS BM-21, who is service with the Peruvian armed forces since many years.

The Peruvian Army’s acquisitions programs include two Regiments of MRLS Multiple Rocket Launchers System to replace the old Russian-made MRLS BM-21, who is service with the Peruvian armed forces since many years.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 08:33 AM

 

Russian Defense Ministry has signed a contract for air defense missile S-300V4 Almaz-Antei
 

Russia's Defense Ministry has signed a three-year deal with air-defense missile systems manufacturer Almaz-Antei for delivery of S-300V4 (SA-12 Giant/Gladiator) air defense missile systems, the ministry said on Monday, March 12, 2012.

Russia's Defense Ministry has signed a three-year deal with air-defense missile systems manufacturer Almaz-Antei for delivery of S-300V4 (SA-12 Giant/Gladiator) air defense missile systems, the ministry said on Monday, March 12, 2012.
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Monday, March 12, 2012, 08:12 PM

 

Russian airborne troops have successfully completed tests of the RKhM-5 NBC armoured vehicle
 

The Russian army Airborne Assault Forces have successfully completed the testing of the first three radiation, chemical and biological (NBC) reconnaissance vehicles, Defense Ministry spokeswoman Irina Kruglova said on Monday, March 12, 2012.

The Russian army Airborne Assault Forces have successfully completed the testing of the first three radiation, chemical and biological (NBC) reconnaissance vehicles, Defense Ministry spokeswoman Irina Kruglova said on Monday, March 12, 2012.
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Monday, March 12, 2012, 07:17 PM

 

Qatar believes that it's time to send Arab and foreign military forces to conflict-stricken Syria
 

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani told a meeting of Arab foreign ministers here March 10 that it was time to send Arab and foreign troops to conflict-stricken Syria. “The time has come to apply the proposal to send Arab and international troops to Syria,” Sheikh Hamad said during a meeting of top diplomats, which was to be joined later by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani told a meeting of Arab foreign ministers here March 10 that it was time to send Arab and foreign troops to conflict-stricken Syria. “The time has come to apply the proposal to send Arab and international troops to Syria,” Sheikh Hamad said during a meeting of top diplomats, which was to be joined later by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Sunday, March 11, 2012, 03:27 PM

 

Iran wants to increase exports of arms - military equipment to friendly and neighboring countries
 

The Iranian Defense Ministry plans to increase exports of arms and military equipment to friendly and neighboring countries in the next Iranian year (starts on March 20), a senior Iranian Defense Ministry official announced on Saturday, March 10, 2012.

The Iranian Defense Ministry plans to increase exports of arms and military equipment to friendly and neighboring countries in the next Iranian year (starts on March 20), a senior Iranian Defense Ministry official announced on Saturday, March 10, 2012.
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Sunday, March 11, 2012, 02:08 PM

 

Iran wants to strengthen the military power of Zimbabwe
 

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi in a meeting with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa announced Tehran's preparedness to help Zimbabwe strengthen its defensive power.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi in a meeting with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa announced Tehran's preparedness to help Zimbabwe strengthen its defensive power.
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Sunday, March 11, 2012, 12:57 AM

 

Indonesian army signed a number of defense contracts with local manufacturers
 

The Indonesian Defense Ministry and the Army signed on Tuesday,March 6, 2012, a number of defense contracts worth Rp 1.3 trillion with local manufacturers in an effort to strengthen the domestic defense industry. The contracts were signed after a meeting on the Defense Industry Policy Committee (KKIP) at the ministry led by Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro.

The Indonesian Defense Ministry and the Army signed on Tuesday,March 6, 2012, a number of defense contracts worth Rp 1.3 trillion with local manufacturers in an effort to strengthen the domestic defense industry. The contracts were signed after a meeting on the Defense Industry Policy Committee (KKIP) at the ministry led by Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro.
Saturday, March 10, 2012, 02:11 PM

 

Indonesian army considers the German Leopard 2A6 main battle tank as the best offer
 

The Indonesian Army revealed on Thursday that Germany’s offer of the Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks (MBTs) was much more interesting than those offered by the Netherlands. “Germany’s offer is more promising in terms of filling in the gap.

The Indonesian Army revealed on Thursday that Germany’s offer of the Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks (MBTs) was much more interesting than those offered by the Netherlands. “Germany’s offer is more promising in terms of filling in the gap.
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Saturday, March 10, 2012, 09:15 AM

 

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