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March 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Large-scale military exercises with aidrop for the 98th airborne division of Russian army
 

A Russian army airborne division based in central Russia began large-scale exercises Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The Defense Ministry said units of the 98th Guards Airborne Division, based in Ivanovo, a city east of Moscow, were put on high alert and moved to unspecified locations to “check readiness” in simulated combat conditions

A Russian army airborne division based in central Russia began large-scale exercises Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The Defense Ministry said units of the 98th Guards Airborne Division, based in Ivanovo, a city east of Moscow, were put on high alert and moved to unspecified locations to “check readiness” in simulated combat conditions.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 05:32 PM

 

Indian Army will replace old 40mm L/70 anti-aircraft guns with weapons from local companies
 

The Indian Army will replace its aging Swedish-built 40mm L/70 air defense guns with weapons from domestic companies, a Defence Ministry source said. The Indian Ministry of Defense decided this month to launch a $400 million domestic-only tender, the source said, to purchase 430 gun systems to replace the four-decade-old L/70 guns.

The Indian Army will replace its aging Swedish-built 40mm L/70 air defense guns with weapons from domestic companies, a Defence Ministry source said. The Indian Ministry of Defense decided this month to launch a $400 million domestic-only tender, the source said, to purchase 430 gun systems to replace the four-decade-old L/70 guns.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 07:32 AM

 

Army of Vietnam takes delivery of Ukrainian-made 3D radar 36D6-M for S-300 missile system
 

A picture releases on Internet shows the delivery of Ukrainian-made 3D search radar ST68UM (36D6-M) in the port of Saigon, Vietnam. This radar is especially designed to be used with anti-aircraft missile complexes, as the Russian made S-300 surface-to-air defense missile system.

A picture releases on Internet shows the delivery of Ukrainian-made 3D search radar ST68UM (36D6-M) in the port of Saigon, Vietnam. This radar is especially designed to be used with anti-aircraft missile complexes, as the Russian made S-300 surface-to-air defense missile system.
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Monday, March 10, 2014 05:57 PM

 

Russia continues to strengthen its military presence in Crimea
 

According to Reuters, dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday, March 8, 2014, as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. The convoy was accompanied by eight armoured vehicles, two ambulances, military kitchen truck, petrol tankers and other hardware.

According to Reuters, dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday, March 8, 2014, as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. The convoy was accompanied by eight armoured vehicles, two ambulances, military kitchen truck, petrol tankers and other hardware.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 11:34 AM

 

Several 9K38 Igla SA-18 Grouse MANPADS man-portable missile systems stolen in Ukraine
 

Several, and maybe even several dozen 9K38 Igla man portable air defense missile systems MANPADS (NATO classification SA-18 Grouse) have been stolen to Ukrainian military bases, a Ukrainian military official, who wished to remain anonymous, said to RIA Novosti.

Several, and maybe even several dozen 9K38 Igla man portable air defense missile systems MANPADS (NATO classification SA-18 Grouse) have been stolen to Ukrainian military bases, a Ukrainian military official, who wished to remain anonymous, said to RIA Novosti.
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Saturday, March 8, 2014 02:58 PM

 

Russian armed forces started large-scale air defense military drills at Kapustin Yar testing range
 

Thursday, March 6, 2014, soldiers of Russia’s Western Military District have started large-scale air defense drills at its southern testing range of Kapustin Yar on the backdrop of further escalation of tensions with the West over Ukraine. The exercise will culminate with live-firing drills, involving S-300, Buk-M1 and other air defense systems.

Thursday, March 6, 2014, soldiers of Russia’s Western Military District have started large-scale air defense drills at its southern testing range of Kapustin Yar on the backdrop of further escalation of tensions with the West over Ukraine. The exercise will culminate with live-firing drills, involving S-300, Buk-M1 and other air defense systems.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 01:00 PM

 

Armed men believed to be Russian seized a Ukrainian military base in Crimea
 

Armed men believed to be Russian seized a Ukrainian military base in Crimea Friday, March 7, 2014. Witnesses say Russian troops broke through the gate of a missile defense base with a military vehicle, trying to break into a command post, but no shots were fired, Interfax Ukraine reported.

Armed men believed to be Russian seized a Ukrainian military base in Crimea Friday, March 7, 2014. Witnesses say Russian troops broke through the gate of a missile defense base with a military vehicle, trying to break into a command post, but no shots were fired, Interfax Ukraine reported.
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Saturday, March 8, 2014 11:12 AM

 

Iran to start mass-delivery of different ballistic missiles to its armed forces
 

The Iranian defense ministry started the mass-delivery of different ballistic missiles, including Qadr, Qiam, Fateh 110 and Khalij-e Fars missiles, as well as Mersad air defense system to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

The Iranian defense ministry started the mass-delivery of different ballistic missiles, including Qadr, Qiam, Fateh 110 and Khalij-e Fars missiles, as well as Mersad air defense system to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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Friday, March 7, 2014 11:58 AM

 

Egypt would like to purchase S-300 air defense missile system from Russia
 

The Egyptian government is reportedly seeking to purchase advanced S-300 mobile air-defense missile systems from Russia and also new fighter and anti- tanks weapons. According to various reports, Egypt has signed deals to purchase $2 billion of weapons and military equipment from Russia.

The Egyptian government is reportedly seeking to purchase advanced S-300 mobile air-defense missile systems from Russia and also new fighter and anti- tanks weapons. According to various reports, Egypt has signed deals to purchase $2 billion of weapons and military equipment from Russia.
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Friday, March 7, 2014 11:51 AM

 

Australian army to push federal government to agree budget plan to upgrade 700 armored vehicles
 

Present and past senior army leaders are pushing hard for the federal government to agree to a $10 billion-plus plan to upgrade some 700 armoured vehicles in one of the most contentious spending proposals to be floated as part of the Defence Force modernisation program.

Present and past senior army leaders are pushing hard for the federal government to agree to a $10 billion-plus plan to upgrade some 700 armoured vehicles in one of the most contentious spending proposals to be floated as part of the Defence Force modernisation program.
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Friday, March 7, 2014 11:06 AM

 

Turkish Company Otokar awarded a contract to deliver Cobra 4x4 armoured to United Nations
 

The Turkish Defense Company Otokar has announced a new $24.6 million contract for the delivery of Cobra 4x4 armoured vehicles for the United Nations. In a news release March 6, Otokar added the contract was for an unspecified number of the company’s Cobra vehicles.

The Turkish Defense Company Otokar has announced a new $24.6 million contract for the delivery of Cobra 4x4 armoured vehicles for the United Nations. In a news release March 6, Otokar added the contract was for an unspecified number of the company’s Cobra vehicles.
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Friday, March 7, 2014 08:28 AM

 

Sagem to supply Nexter with SIGMA 30 navigation and pointing systems for CAESAR howitzer
 

Sagem (Safran) has won a new order from Nexter Systems to supply 37 SIGMA 30 navigation and pointing systems for CAESAR guns, to be delivered to an Asian customer. Sagem’s SIGMA 30 system gives long-range artillery system immediate, high-precision firing capability, since they do not need GPS.

Sagem (Safran) has won a new order from Nexter Systems to supply 37 SIGMA 30 navigation and pointing systems for CAESAR guns, to be delivered to an Asian customer. Sagem’s SIGMA 30 system gives long-range artillery system immediate, high-precision firing capability, since they do not need GPS.
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Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:24 AM

 

Israeli Army Special Forces Shayetet 13 intercept Iranian missiles shipment for the Gaza Strip.
 

Israeli Army (IDF) special forces on Wednesday, March 6, 2014, intercepted a ship in the Red Sea carrying an Iranian arms shipment including missiles and rockets headed for the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military said. Israeli naval commandos from the elite Shayetet 13 unit boarded and took control of the “Klos-C” merchant ship, sailing under the Panama flag, at around 5 a.m. They encountered no resistance and there were no casualties reported on either side.

Israeli Army (IDF) special forces on Wednesday, March 6, 2014, intercepted a ship in the Red Sea carrying an Iranian arms shipment including missiles and rockets headed for the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military said. Israeli naval commandos from the elite Shayetet 13 unit boarded and took control of the “Klos-C” merchant ship, sailing under the Panama flag, at around 5 a.m. They encountered no resistance and there were no casualties reported on either side. Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:43 AM

 

Thales Watchkeeper UAS Unmanned Aircraft System release to service by British MOD
 

Watchkeeper, the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developed by Thales for the British Army, has been given a Release To Service by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD). Watchkeeper is the first UAS to be awarded a full Release To Service (RTS), and is the only UAS of its type allowed to fly in UK airspace.

Watchkeeper, the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developed by Thales for the British Army, has been given a Release To Service by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD). Watchkeeper is the first UAS to be awarded a full Release To Service (RTS), and is the only UAS of its type allowed to fly in UK airspace.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 01:00 PM

 

China to increase its defense budget for 2014 to $132 billion to raise 12.2 % from last year
 

China announced on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, that it would increase its military budget for 2014 to $132 billion, a 12.2 percent rise over last year. The the increase of the defense budget will mainly used to develop new high-tech weapons and to purchase coastal and air defense systems.

China announced on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, that it would increase its military budget for 2014 to $132 billion, a 12.2 percent rise over last year. The the increase of the defense budget will mainly used to develop new high-tech weapons and to purchase coastal and air defense systems.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 08:55 AM

 

Russia test-fired Topol RS-12 SS-25 Sickle Intercontinental Ballistic Missile ICBM
 

Russia has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile Topol RS-12 (NATO code SS-25 Sickle Intercontinental Ballistic missile (ICBM) from a test site in southern Russia on Tuesday, March 3, 2014, evening, a Russian defense ministry spokesman said.

Russia has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile Topol RS-12 (NATO code SS-25 Sickle Intercontinental Ballistic missile (ICBM) from a test site in southern Russia on Tuesday, March 3, 2014, evening, a Russian defense ministry spokesman said.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 07:27 AM

 

New order for Rheinmetall Oerlikon Skyguard air defence system from MENA region
 

A nation from the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region has opted to expand its existing array of Rheinmetall Oerlikon Skyguard air defence systems, placing a follow-up order for Skyguard fire units. The new contract, which has now been signed, represents around €83 million in sales.

A nation from the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region has opted to expand its existing array of Rheinmetall Oerlikon Skyguard air defence systems, placing a follow-up order for Skyguard fire units. The new contract, which has now been signed, represents around €83 million in sales.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 01:00 PM

 

North Korea fired four missiles with its new local-made launch unit KN-09
 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired four missile from its new local-made launch unit called KN-09. Earlier in the morning, the DPRK also launched three more missiles with the KN-09 in its east coast.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired four missile from its new local-made launch unit called KN-09. Earlier in the morning, the DPRK also launched three more missiles with the KN-09 in its east coast.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:55 AM

 

Army of Brazil to purchase SAAB RBS 70 VSHORAD Very Short Range Air Defense System
 

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract on deliveries of the RBS 70 VSHORAD (very short range air defence system) to the Brazilian Army. The order has a value of approximately MSEK 80 and comprises deliveries of man-portable launchers, missiles and associated equipment. First deliveries of materiel are scheduled during 2014.

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract on deliveries of the RBS 70 VSHORAD (very short range air defence system) to the Brazilian Army. The order has a value of approximately MSEK 80 and comprises deliveries of man-portable launchers, missiles and associated equipment. First deliveries of materiel are scheduled during 2014.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 09:39 AM

 

Russian military has delivered an ultimatum to Ukrainian armed forces in Crimea
 

Russia's military has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea until dawn on Tuesday, March 3, 2014, 00:50 AM to surrender or face an assault, Ukrainian defence sources have said. Russia is now said to be in de facto control of the Crimea region. Ukraine has ordered full mobilisation to counter the intervention.

Russia's military has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea until dawn on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 00:50 AM to surrender or face an assault, Ukrainian defence sources have said. Russia is now said to be in de facto control of the Crimea region. Ukraine has ordered full mobilisation to counter the intervention.
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Monday, March 3, 2014 07:27 PM

 

Successful tests prepare way for production Denel's New Seeker 400 UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
 

Denel’s Seeker 400 unmanned aircraft system successfully completed its first round of flight tests after a three year development process. Tsepo Monaheng, the CEO of Denel Dynamics says he is confident that production of the Seeker 400 for clients will start in the second half of the year. “This is a remarkable achievement for Denel and again confirms our global leadership position in the design and manufacturing of UAVS.”

Denel’s Seeker 400 unmanned aircraft system successfully completed its first round of flight tests after a three year development process. Tsepo Monaheng, the CEO of Denel Dynamics says he is confident that production of the Seeker 400 for clients will start in the second half of the year. “This is a remarkable achievement for Denel and again confirms our global leadership position in the design and manufacturing of UAVS.” Monday, March 3, 2014 11:22 AM

 

North Korea fires two more Scud-C ballistic missiles after launch of four missiles last week
 

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday, March 3, 2014, launched two Scud-C short-range missiles on its east coast, local media reported. The second such launch in less than a week, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday, March 3, 2014, launched two Scud-C short-range missiles on its east coast, local media reported. The second such launch in less than a week, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry.
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Monday, March 3, 2014 09:15 AM

 

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