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March 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

United States Army to demonstrate successfully the interest to use unmanned military convoy
 

Working closely with Lockheed Martin and a conglomeration of Army technology, acquisition and user community stakeholders, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center successfully demonstrated an unmanned military convoy.

Working closely with Lockheed Martin and a conglomeration of Army technology, acquisition and user community stakeholders, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center successfully demonstrated an unmanned military convoy.
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Saturday, March 22, 2014 08:50 AM

 

Syrian government troops continue their success recapturing a key town in Homs province
 

The Syrian troops on Thursday, March 20, 2014, scored a new sweeping victory against militant groups, recapturing a key town in the central province of Homs, local media reported. It's the latest victory in a series of recent successful army offensives to dislodge the rebels out of key areas surrounding the capital Damascus and the central region.

The Syrian troops on Thursday, March 20, 2014, scored a new sweeping victory against militant groups, recapturing a key town in the central province of Homs, local media reported. It's the latest victory in a series of recent successful army offensives to dislodge the rebels out of key areas surrounding the capital Damascus and the central region.
Friday, March 21, 2014 11:59 AM

 

Israeli Company Elbit Systems to upgrade main battle tank for a customer in Asia-Pacific region
 

The Israeli Company Elbit Systems has been awarded a $290 million contract by a customer in the Asia-Pacific region to perform a tank upgrade program. The contract will be performed over three years. The tank upgrade includes night vision technology integration. Elbit Systems will also provide equipment such as gunner sights and fire control systems.

The Israeli Company Elbit Systems has been awarded a $290 million contract by a customer in the Asia-Pacific region to perform a tank upgrade program. The contract will be performed over three years. The tank upgrade includes night vision technology integration. Elbit Systems will also provide equipment such as gunner sights and fire control systems.
Friday, March 21, 2014 09:22 AM

 

Pro-Russian troops have taken the control of the Ukrainian naval headquarters in Sevastopol
 

Pro-Russian troops have taken the control of the Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea’s Sevastopol port. Moscow denies deploying extra troops, and pro-Russian soldiers in the region are wearing unmarked uniforms.

Pro-Russian troops have taken the control of the Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea’s Sevastopol port. Moscow denies deploying extra troops, and pro-Russian soldiers in the region are wearing unmarked uniforms.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 01:14 PM

 

Philippine Army has confirmed the purchase of 63,000 M-4 assault rifles
 

The Philippine Army (PA) confirmed Tuesday, March 18, 2014, the acquisition of 63,000 brand-new automatic assault rifles which will be delivered and issued in several batches this year. Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato, Army spokesperson, said that these new rifles are the M-4 which is worth P38,402 each. The entire order is estimated to be worth P2.4 billion.

The Philippine Army (PA) confirmed Tuesday, March 18, 2014, the acquisition of 63,000 brand-new automatic assault rifles which will be delivered and issued in several batches this year. Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato, Army spokesperson, said that these new rifles are the M-4 which is worth P38,402 each. The entire order is estimated to be worth P2.4 billion.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 09:51 AM

 

Poland could accelerate the purchase of air defense system able to target ballistic missiles
 

Poland could accelerate the purchase of a new air defense system able to target ballistic missiles, following the situation in Ukraine. Poland selected the four finalists in January from among 14 bidders. All four finalists were invited this week for a second round of technical dialogue meetings, according to Marty Coyne, business development manager of MEADS International.

Poland could accelerate the purchase of a new air defense system able to target ballistic missiles, following the situation in Ukraine. Poland selected the four finalists in January from among 14 bidders. All four finalists were invited this week for a second round of technical dialogue meetings, according to Marty Coyne, business development manager of MEADS International.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 08:51 AM

 

New Ukraine government asks military assistance to United States outside the NATO area
 

The U.S. is considering sending ground troops to the Baltic states on new military exercises as it seeks to reassure Nato allies in eastern Europe. It follows a Pentagon announcement of extra US F-15 jets to join Nato patrols in Poland and the Baltic on March 5, and recent requests by the Ukrainian government for possible US military assistance outside the NATO area.

The U.S. is considering sending ground troops to the Baltic states on new military exercises as it seeks to reassure Nato allies in eastern Europe. It follows a Pentagon announcement of extra US F-16 jets to join Nato patrols in Poland and the Baltic on March 5, and recent requests by the Ukrainian government for possible U.S. military assistance outside the NATO area.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 07:30 AM

 

After the death today of one Ukrainian soldier the conflict enters a military phase
 

An Ukrainian soldier was killed Tuesday, March 18, 2014 after his base in Simferopol was attacked by armed man, a second man was injured. After this announce, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk claimed the conflict in Crimea was entering a military phase.

An Ukrainian soldier was killed Tuesday, March 18, 2014 after his base in Simferopol was attacked by armed man, a second man was injured. After this announce, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk claimed the conflict in Crimea was entering a military phase.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 06:47 PM

 

New Indian-made 155mm artillery howitzer Dhanush ready for use by Indian army end of this year
 

After the summer trials, the new Indian-made 155mm artillery howitzer Dhanush would be ready for use by the Indian Army by the end of this year. Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) of India presents the latest prototype of its 155mm 45 calibre Dhanush towed howitzer at Defexpo 2014, the International Defense Exhibition that was held from the 6 to 9 Februray, this year, in New Delhi, India.

After the summer trials, the new Indian-made 155mm artillery howitzer Dhanush would be ready for use by the Indian Army by the end of this year. Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) of India presents the latest prototype of its 155mm 45 calibre Dhanush towed howitzer at Defexpo 2014, the International Defense Exhibition that was held from the 6 to 9 February, this year, in New Delhi, India.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 04:57 PM

 

South African Company ICP has sold 12 REVA 4x4 MRAP armoured vehicles to Equatorial Guinea
 

According to a report from the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), a South African Defense Company has sold 12 Reva 4x4 armoured vehicles to Equatorial Guinea. The NCACC has released its annual and quarterly reports, containing information on conventional arms sales, which has previously not been disclosed to Parliament.

According to a report from the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), a South African Defense Company has sold 12 Reva 4x4 armoured vehicles to Equatorial Guinea. The NCACC has released its annual and quarterly reports, containing information on conventional arms sales, which has previously not been disclosed to Parliament.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 08:28 AM

 

North Korea fires 10 short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles Frog-7 into East Sea
 

North Korea fired 10 short-range surface-to-surface missiles Frog-7 into the sea off the east of the Korean peninsula on Sunday, March 16, 2014, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing unidentified government officials in South Korea.

North Korea fired 10 short-range surface-to-surface missiles Frog-7 into the sea off the east of the Korean peninsula on Sunday, March 16, 2014, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing unidentified government officials in South Korea.
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Monday, March 17, 2014 09:02 AM

 

Pakistan shows interest of U.S. Army MRAP that United States used in Afghanistan
 

The discussions between American and Pakistani officials have been going on for months and center on leftover military hardware that the United States does not want to pay to ship or fly home. Although no final decisions have been made, Pakistan is particularly interested in the U.S. Army’s mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles, which Pentagon officials say will have limited strategic value as U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan this year.

The discussions between American and Pakistani officials have been going on for months and center on leftover military hardware that the United States does not want to pay to ship or fly home. Although no final decisions have been made, Pakistan is particularly interested in the U.S. Army’s mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles, which Pentagon officials say will have limited strategic value as U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan this year. Monday, March 17, 2014 07:49 AM

 

China launches a new reform with the goal to build a strong armed forces
 

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is head of a leading group for deepening reform on national defense and the armed forces, on Saturday, March 15, 2014, stressed that the country's military reform should be guided by the objective of building a strong army.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is head of a leading group for deepening reform on national defense and the armed forces, on Saturday, March 15, 2014, stressed that the country's military reform should be guided by the objective of building a strong army.
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Sunday, March 16, 2014 09:55 AM

 

Russian soldiers backed by helicopters seize a natural gaz facility near Strilkove in Ukraine
 

Saturday, March 15, 2014, Russian troops backed by four helicopter gunships and three armored combat vehicles seize a natural gas facility near the village of Strilkove about 1:30 p.m. local time, according to Ukrainian officials

Saturday, March 15, 2014, Russian troops backed by four helicopter gunships and three armored combat vehicles seize a natural gas facility near the village of Strilkove about 1:30 p.m. local time, according to Ukrainian officials
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Sunday, March 16, 2014 08:08 AM

 

Ukrainian army ready to protect the country in case of invasion by Russian armed forces
 

March 11, 2014, Ukrainian armed forces began military drills as Russian forces tightened their hold on the Crimean peninsula. Ukraine's armed forces are testing the combat-readiness of troops in case of an invasion by the Russian armed forces.

March 11, 2014, Ukrainian armed forces began military drills as Russian forces tightened their hold on the Crimean peninsula. Ukraine's armed forces are testing the combat-readiness of troops in case of an invasion by the Russian armed forces.
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Saturday, March 15, 2014 09:55 AM

 

Ukraine defense industry could supply 50 BTR-4 8x8 armoured personnel carrier to Indonesia
 

Ukrainian State Foreign Trade Enterprise “SpetsTechnoExport" anounces a new contract option for the delivery of 50 BTR-4 armoured vehicles personnel carrier to the Indonesian Naval Forces. This is the second foreign country that buys the BTR-4. Ukraine and Iraq signed a contract on the supply of 420 BTR-4 vehicles for a total of $457.5 million in 2009.

Ukrainian State Foreign Trade Enterprise “SpetsTechnoExport" anounces a new contract option for the delivery of 50 BTR-4 armoured vehicles personnel carrier to the Indonesian Naval Forces. This is the second foreign country that buys the BTR-4. Ukraine and Iraq signed a contract on the supply of 420 BTR-4 vehicles for a total of $457.5 million in 2009.
Friday, March 14, 2014 01:33 PM

 

Belgian and Dutch army signed a cooperation agreement in the field of artillery
 

Wednesday March 12, 2014, a Belgian artillery battalion has performed a live firing demonstration together with a Dutch PzH 2000 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzer and in collaboration with a Dutch fire support command team to demonstrate the capacities of the two armies to work together.

Wednesday March 12, 2014, a Belgian artillery battalion has performed a live firing demonstration together with a Dutch PzH 2000 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzer and in collaboration with a Dutch fire support command team to demonstrate the capacities of the two armies to work together.
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Friday, March 14, 2014 11:44 AM

 

Israeli Army to deploy more Iron Dome air defense systems after recent attacks from Gaza Strip
 

Israeli Army (IDF) deployed two Iron Dome defense batteries near the cities of Beersheba and Ashdod Thursday night amid growing tensions in the country’s south, as rocket fire from the Gaza Strip persisted even after a ceasefire was declared between Jerusalem and Islamic Jihad.

Israeli Army (IDF) deployed two Iron Dome defense batteries near the cities of Beersheba and Ashdod Thursday night amid growing tensions in the country’s south, as rocket fire from the Gaza Strip persisted even after a ceasefire was declared between Jerusalem and Islamic Jihad.
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Friday, March 14, 2014 10:29 AM

 

Russia has launched massive artillery drills involving 8,500 troops and many combat vehicles
 

Russia’s Defense Ministry has launched massive artillery drills in the Southern Military District involving some 8,500 troops and a large amount of hardware. It coincides with war games conducted by the country’s Airborne Troops.

Russia’s Defense Ministry has launched massive artillery drills in the Southern Military District involving some 8,500 troops and a large amount of hardware. It coincides with war games conducted by the country’s Airborne Troops.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 06:50 PM

 

Russian army massing troops and combat vehicles near its borders with Ukraine
 

According a news from Daily mail website, March 12, 2014, Russian army has massed 80,000 soldiers, main battle tanks and armoured vehicles personnel carrier on its borders with Ukraine. A senior security chief in Kiev said Moscow could launch a full-scale invasion and Russian troops would be in the Ukrainian capital within ‘two or three hours’ of the order to advance.

According a news from Daily mail website, March 12, 2014, Russian army has massed 80,000 soldiers, main battle tanks and armoured vehicles personnel carrier on its borders with Ukraine. A senior security chief in Kiev said Moscow could launch a full-scale invasion and Russian troops would be in the Ukrainian capital within ‘two or three hours’ of the order to advance.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 01:23 PM

 

South Korea to purchase Patriot PAC-3 air defense missile system from United States next year
 

South Korea will procure new Patriot missiles PAC-3 capable of intercepting North Korea's ballistic missiles starting in 2016. The Defense Project Promotion Committee chaired by Minister Kim Kwan-jin reached the decision on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

South Korea will procure new Patriot missiles PAC-3 capable of intercepting North Korea's ballistic missiles starting in 2016. The Defense Project Promotion Committee chaired by Minister Kim Kwan-jin reached the decision on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 09:38 AM

 

United States support the production of Iron Dome weapon system from Israel with $249 million
 

According to a statement from last week, the Missile Defense Agency of the United States Department of Defense, the United States and the State of Israel concluded an agreement on March 5 to continue support of the production of the Iron Dome weapon system.

According to a statement from last week, the Missile Defense Agency of the United States Department of Defense, the United States and the State of Israel concluded an agreement on March 5 to continue support of the production of the Iron Dome air defense weapon system.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 08:44 AM

 

United States military is prepared to back up NATO if the unrest in Ukraine escalates
 

The U.S. military is prepared to back up NATO if the unrest in Ukraine escalates, said Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey. Dempsey said he’s been talking to his military counterparts in Russia, but he’s also sending a clear message to Ukraine and members of NATO that the U.S. will respond with military options if necessary.

The U.S. military is prepared to back up NATO if the unrest in Ukraine escalates, said Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey. Dempsey said he’s been talking to his military counterparts in Russia, but he’s also sending a clear message to Ukraine and members of NATO that the U.S. will respond with military options if necessary.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 06:16 PM

 

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