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Army - Military - Defence Industry News March 2012
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United States try to find a solution with the surplus of MRAP vehicles from Iraq and Afghanistan
 

The Pentagon is trying to decide what to do with its fleet of Mine Resistant Armored Protected (MRAP) vehicles now that operations in Afghanistan and Iraq are winding down. The MRAP was rushed to Iraq to provide troops with better protection from roadside bombs.

The Pentagon is trying to decide what to do with its fleet of Mine Resistant Armored Protected (MRAP) vehicles now that operations in Afghanistan and Iraq are winding down. The MRAP was rushed to Iraq to provide troops with better protection from roadside bombs.
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Friday, March 9, 2012, 12:46 AM

 

Libya trains Syrian rebels according to the Russian government
 

Russia on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, accused Libya of training Syrian rebels who are fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, saying that "this is completely unacceptable." The accusation came as Vitaly Churkin, the Russian permanent representative to the United Nations, was speaking at an open meeting of the UN Security Council on Libya.

Russia on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, accused Libya of training Syrian rebels who are fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, saying that "this is completely unacceptable." The accusation came as Vitaly Churkin, the Russian permanent representative to the United Nations, was speaking at an open meeting of the UN Security Council on Libya.
Thursday, March 8, 2012, 08:04 AM

 

United States is ready to provide humanitarian and communication assistance to Syrian opposition
 

The United States is preparing to provide direct humanitarian and communications assistance to the Syrian opposition in a move that would be a serious step towards the U.S. plan to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, the Foreign Policy journal reported on Wednesday, March 7, 201

The United States is preparing to provide direct humanitarian and communications assistance to the Syrian opposition in a move that would be a serious step towards the U.S. plan to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, the Foreign Policy journal reported on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 09:55 AM

 

North Korea army conducts live-fire military exercises in response of U.S. - South Korea manoeuvres
 

North Korean troops have been conducting live-fire drills near an island that was the site of a deadly artillery exchange less than two years ago. Meanwhile their government is criticizing the U.S. and South Korea for conducting their own joint military exercises.

North Korean army troops have been conducting live-fire drills near an island that was the site of a deadly artillery exchange less than two years ago. Meanwhile their government is criticizing the U.S. and South Korea for conducting their own joint military exercises.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 10:26 AM

 

Raytheon awarded a contract to supply United States Army with new counter rockets system
 

The United States Army awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $79.2 million contract to develop a system that will detect and destroy incoming rockets. The solution is called the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative (AI3). Development will culminate in a demonstration in 18 months, followed by low rate initial production.

The United States Army awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $79.2 million contract to develop a system that will detect and destroy incoming rockets. The solution is called the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative (AI3). Development will culminate in a demonstration in 18 months, followed by low rate initial production.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 09:12 AM

 

New 4x4 light tactical vehicle for the Malaysian armed forces the Weststar GSC 3/4 ton
 

The Malaysian Defence Minister is saying that the Weststar Group had been given the contract for new 4X4 vehicles for the Armed Forces. Weststar GSC 3/4 ton provides arm forces with vehicles that are designed to meet a wide range of security and defence roles.

The Malaysian Defence Minister is saying that the Weststar Group had been given the contract for new 4X4 vehicles for the Armed Forces. Weststar GSC 3/4 ton provides arm forces with vehicles that are designed to meet a wide range of security and defence roles.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 08:52 AM

 

The United States are supporting Israel in their fight against Iran's nuclear program
 

United States President Barack Obama has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the USA will always have “Israel’s back”. Attempting to head off any premature strike against Iran over its nuclear programme the president said there is still time for diplomacy.

United States President Barack Obama has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the USA will always have “Israel’s back”. Attempting to head off any premature strike against Iran over its nuclear programme the president said there is still time for diplomacy.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 08:00 AM

 

Israel Weapon Industries IWI introduces new its NG7 NEGEV Light Machine Gun 7.62mm caliber
 

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world – launches its new Light Machine Gun (LMG) - the NEGEV NG7 - at DefExpo India 2012 (New Delhi, March 29-April 1) , Israel Pavilion, Stand 11.10-L and FIDAE International Air & Space Fair (Santiago, Chile, March 27-April 1) Israel Pavilion, Hall D, Stand 1a.

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world – launches its new Light Machine Gun (LMG) - the NEGEV NG7 - at DefExpo India 2012 (New Delhi, March 29-April 1) , Israel Pavilion, Stand 11.10-L and FIDAE International Air & Space Fair (Santiago, Chile, March 27-April 1) Israel Pavilion, Hall D, Stand 1a. Monday, March 5, 2012, 04:20 PM

 

Japan is planning to jointly develop new 155mm calibre howitzer with British defence industry
 

Japan is planning to jointly develop weapons with Britain as Tokyo looks to boost its defence industry after easing a decades-old ban on arms exports, according to a newspaper report. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is seeking to reach a deal on the defence partnership during a visit by his British counterpart David Cameron planned for April, the Sankei Shimbun said.

Japan is planning to jointly develop weapons with Britain as Tokyo looks to boost its defence industry after easing a decades-old ban on arms exports, according to a newspaper report. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is seeking to reach a deal on the defence partnership during a visit by his British counterpart David Cameron planned for April, the Sankei Shimbun said.
Monday, March 5, 2012, 09:59 AM

 

Indian army has ordered 100 155mm 52 calibre towed howitzers based on Bofors technology
 

The Indian Army has placed orders for 100 artillery guns with the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) after having failed to acquire even a single howitzer in over two decades following the Bofors scandal. The Indian Army has issued several tenders for procuring different types of howitzers in the last two decades but has failed to do so due to some problem or the other.

The Indian Army has placed orders for 100 artillery guns with the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) after having failed to acquire even a single howitzer in over two decades following the Bofors scandal. The Indian Army has issued several tenders for procuring different types of howitzers in the last two decades but has failed to do so due to some problem or the other.
Monday, March 5, 2012, 09:33 AM

 

Pakistan had successfully test fired a short-range ballistic missile nuclear capable Hatf II
 

Pakistan said on Monday, March 5, 2012, it had successfully test fired a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying atomic warheads. The Hatf II (Abdali) has a range of 180 kilometres (113 miles) and carries nuclear as well as conventional warheads with “high accuracy”, the military said in a statement.

Pakistan said on Monday, March 5, 2012, it had successfully test fired a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying atomic warheads. The Hatf II (Abdali) has a range of 180 kilometres (113 miles) and carries nuclear as well as conventional warheads with “high accuracy”, the military said in a statement.
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Monday, March 5, 2012, 07:46 AM

 

Georgia unveils a new local-made 122mm MRLS Multiple Rocket Launcher System
 

At the Vaziani military firing-ground, Saturday, March 3, 2012, a Georgian-produced MRLS multiple rocket launcher has been presented. Tactical-technical characteristics of the launch vehicle have been demonstrated in presence of the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and Defence Minister Bacho Akhalaia.

At the Vaziani military firing-ground, Saturday, March 3, 2012, a Georgian-produced MRLS multiple rocket launcher has been presented. Tactical-technical characteristics of the launch vehicle have been demonstrated in presence of the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and Defence Minister Bacho Akhalaia.
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Sunday, March 4, 2012, 09:27 AM

 

China will boost its defense budget by 11.2 percent for 2012 with $110 billion
 

China will boost military spending by 11.2 percent this year, the government said on Sunday, March 4, 2012, unveiling Beijing's first defense budget since President Barack Obama launched a "pivot" to reinforce U.S. influence across the Asia-Pacific.

China will boost military spending by 11.2 percent this year, the government said on Sunday, March 4, 2012, unveiling Beijing's first defense budget since President Barack Obama launched a "pivot" to reinforce U.S. influence across the Asia-Pacific.
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Sunday, March 4, 2012, 08:10 AM

 

Rheinmetall at DefExpo 2012 defence exhibition in India with high technology military equipment
 

From 29 March to 1 April 2012, Defexpo will take place in New Delhi. It is one of the largest defence technology trade fairs in Asia. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of defence technology systems, Rheinmetall will be on hand with a representative selection of its diverse array of products for military and security forces

From 29 March to 1 April 2012, Defexpo will take place in New Delhi. It is one of the largest defence technology trade fairs in Asia. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of defence technology systems, Rheinmetall will be on hand with a representative selection of its diverse array of products for military and security forces
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Sunday, March 4, 2012, 07:49 AM

 

Israel is ready to conduct the first test of the Arrow 3 anti-ballistic air defense missile system
 

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is ready to conduct the first test of the Arrow 3 missile defense system, the state-owned defense contractor announced in a statement released Thursday, March 1, 2012, evening.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is ready to conduct the first test of the Arrow 3 missile defense system, the state-owned defense contractor announced in a statement released Thursday, March 1, 2012, evening.
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Friday, March 2, 2012, 10:15 AM

 

Libya will donate $100 million in humanitarian aid to the Syrian opposition
 

Libya will donate $100 million in humanitarian aid to the Syrian opposition and allow them to open an office in Tripoli, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, in a further sign of its strong support for forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

Libya will donate $100 million in humanitarian aid to the Syrian opposition and allow them to open an office in Tripoli, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, in a further sign of its strong support for forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012, 10:59 AM

 

Qatar and Saudi Arabia call for arming opposition forces against the President Bashar al-Assad
 

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry Spokesman, Dr. Jihad Maqdisi, on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, described the Qatari and Saudi calls for arming the Syrian opposition as hostile to Syria, placing on those who announce such calls the political responsibility for the bloodshed in Syria.

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry Spokesman, Dr. Jihad Maqdisi, on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, described the Qatari and Saudi calls for arming the Syrian opposition as hostile to Syria, placing on those who announce such calls the political responsibility for the bloodshed in Syria.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012, 10:19 AM

 

Army of the Syrian President Assad began the battle of Homs with the 4th Armoured Division
 

Fighting continued is several Syrian cities yesterday, while overnight rebels said they were facing at least 7,000 Assad troops in Homs. One diplomat claimed the president’s Fourth Armoured Division was intending to “finish off” the rebels.

Fighting continued is several Syrian cities Wednesday, February 29, 2012, while overnight rebels said they were facing at least 7,000 Assad troops in Homs. One diplomat claimed the president’s Fourth Armoured Division was intending to “finish off” the rebels.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012, 08:51 AM

 

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