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Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news May 2012
 
 
 
 

British army troops could stay in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 NATO withdrawal deadline
 

Plans for a compete Western pullout from Afghanistan seem to be drifting with Britain saying a small number of its soldiers may remain in the country beyond the 2014 NATO withdrawal deadline. A senior United Kingdom government official has said ahead of the NATO summit in Chicago that the soldiers will stay in the country to fight terrorism, Reuters reports.

Plans for a compete Western pullout from Afghanistan seem to be drifting with Britain saying a small number of its soldiers may remain in the country beyond the 2014 NATO withdrawal deadline. A senior United Kingdom government official has said ahead of the NATO summit in Chicago that the soldiers will stay in the country to fight terrorism, Reuters reports.
Sunday, May 20, 2012, 10:00 AM

 

General Dynamics Demonstrates Wideband Networking Capability JTRS HMS PRC-155 Radios
 

General Dynamics C4 Systems recently demonstrated wireless high definition video and data transfer to government customers using the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) on the JTRS HMS AN/PRC-155 two-channel networking manpack radio.

General Dynamics C4 Systems recently demonstrated wireless high definition video and data transfer to government customers using the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) on the JTRS HMS AN/PRC-155 two-channel networking manpack radio.
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Sunday, May 20, 2012, 08:28 AM

 

French President confirmed the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan at the end of 2012
 

Visiting French President Francois Hollande said at the White House on Friday, May 18, 2012, that he stood by the pledge to withdraw French forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2012. "I recalled to President Obama that I had made a promise to withdraw our combat troops from Afghanistan at the end of 2012," Hollande said after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.

Visiting French President Francois Hollande said at the White House on Friday, May 18, 2012, that he stood by the pledge to withdraw French forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2012. "I recalled to President Obama that I had made a promise to withdraw our combat troops from Afghanistan at the end of 2012," Hollande said after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 05:30 PM

 

United States will provide $70 million to support Israel Iron Dome air defense system program
 

The Pentagon will seek to provide Israel with an additional $70 million in the coming months for its short-range rocket shield, known as the "Iron Dome," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said after a meeting with his Israeli counterpart on Thursday, May 17, 2012.

The Pentagon will seek to provide Israel with an additional $70 million in the coming months for its short-range rocket shield, known as the "Iron Dome," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said after a meeting with his Israeli counterpart on Thursday, May 17, 2012.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012, 10:21 AM

 

Indonesian army will buy more additional BMP-3F Russian-made amphibious armoured vehicles
 

The Indonesian Defense Ministry signed a deal to buy 37 BMP-3F more additional amphibious tanks from Russia’s JSC Rosoboronexport for US$114 million. “We will use the Russian state credit facility for this procurement,” Defense Ministry’s defense facilities Chief Maj. Gen. Ediwan Prabowo said after the signing.

The Indonesian Defense Ministry signed a deal to buy 37 BMP-3F more additional amphibious tanks from Russia’s JSC Rosoboronexport for US$114 million. “We will use the Russian state credit facility for this procurement,” Defense Ministry’s defense facilities Chief Maj. Gen. Ediwan Prabowo said after the signing.
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Friday, May 18, 2012, 09:22 AM

 

India has confirmed the purchase of 145 M777 155mm towed howitzers from United States
 

India's Defense Acquisition Council gave the go-ahead to buy 145 M777 howitzers nearly 25 years after a procurement scandal derailed the purchase. The final contract with BAE Systems, which now owns Bofors, will be signed as soon as the Ministry of Finance and then the Cabinet Committee on Security give their expected agreement, the Times said.

India's Defense Acquisition Council gave the go-ahead to buy 145 M777 howitzers nearly 25 years after a procurement scandal derailed the purchase. The final contract with BAE Systems, which now owns Bofors, will be signed as soon as the Ministry of Finance and then the Cabinet Committee on Security give their expected agreement, the Times said.
Friday, May 18, 2012, 09:19 AM

 

United States has a ready plan for military attack on Iran to stop Iranian nuclear program
 

The Pentagon has a ready plan for a military attack on Iran, the American ambassador to Israel warned days before a key meeting over the controversial nuclear program of the Islamic Republic. Western countries and Israel are exerting pressure on Iran to stop uranium enrichment, saying that Tehran is secretly trying to build a nuclear bomb. Iran insists that its nuclear program is strictly civil.

The Pentagon has a ready plan for a military attack on Iran, the American ambassador to Israel warned days before a key meeting over the controversial nuclear program of the Islamic Republic. Western countries and Israel are exerting pressure on Iran to stop uranium enrichment, saying that Tehran is secretly trying to build a nuclear bomb. Iran insists that its nuclear program is strictly civil.
Friday, May 18, 2012, 08:00 AM

 

South Sudan wants to acquire anti-aircraft missiles to defend its territory against North Sudan
 

The Chief of General Staff of South Sudan’s military, General James Hoth Mai, has pledged that within a few months the country will acquire anti-aircraft missiles to defend its territory from attacks by neighboring Sudan, the Sudanese Tribune daily reported.

The Chief of General Staff of South Sudan’s military, General James Hoth Mai, has pledged that within a few months the country will acquire anti-aircraft missiles to defend its territory from attacks by neighboring Sudan, the Sudanese Tribune daily reported.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012, 08:18 AM

 

Iveco’s Light Multirole Armoured Vehicles in military parade 9 may 2012 in Moscow’s Red Square
 

Iveco’s Light Multirole Armoured Vehicles took part in the massive military parade 9 May 2012 through Red Square in Moscow celebrating the 67th anniversary of Russia’s victory in the Second World War. This year’s parade was a historical event, since it was the first time ever that foreign-made armoured vehicles have participated in the celebrations of the Russian nation’s victory over Nazism, held in Moscow’s most famous square

Iveco’s LMV Light Multirole Armoured Vehicles took part in the massive military parade 9 May 2012 through Red Square in Moscow celebrating the 67th anniversary of Russia’s victory in the Second World War. This year’s parade was a historical event, since it was the first time ever that foreign-made armoured vehicles have participated in the celebrations of the Russian nation’s victory over Nazism, held in Moscow’s most famous square. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 03:43 AM

 

Syrian rebels have killed 23 soldiers and destroyed three armoured vehicles of Syrian army
 

Syrian rebels have killed 23 soldiers and destroyed three armoured vehicles, according to a rights group opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, in battles around the town of Rastan. The fighting on the outskirts of Rastan followed heavy army shelling of the town in which opposition sources said at least nine people were killed, including a local rebel commander.

Syrian rebels have killed 23 soldiers and destroyed three armoured vehicles, according to a rights group opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, in battles around the town of Rastan. The fighting on the outskirts of Rastan followed heavy army shelling of the town in which opposition sources said at least nine people were killed, including a local rebel commander.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 02:55 AM

 

Russia presents new anti-aircraft missile systems Luchnik-E and ZU-23/30M1 at KADEX 2012
 

Kazakhstan is significantly modernizing its Armed Forces at present and Russia is ready to offer its’ most up-to-date armor to Kazakhstan. The samples will be presented at KADEX-2012 International Weapon and Armor Equipment Fair, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing Essen Topoyev, head of Russian delegation and RosoboronExport executive director’s adviser.

Kazakhstan is significantly modernizing its Armed Forces at present and Russia is ready to offer its’ most up-to-date armor to Kazakhstan. The samples will be presented at KADEX-2012 International Weapon and Armor Equipment Fair, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing Essen Topoyev, head of Russian delegation and RosoboronExport executive director’s adviser.
Monday, May 14, 2012, 02:36 AM

 

Russia is testing and considering to build under license the Italian wheeled tank Centauro
 

Russia is testing Italy's Centauro wheeled tank and considering building it under license, a representative of the Oto-Melara company which makes the tank said on Saturday, May 12, 2012. "The first two vehicles with 105-mm and 125-mm guns are on trial at a Moscow Region proving ground," he said.

Russia is testing Italy's Centauro wheeled tank and considering building it under license, a representative of the Oto-Melara company which makes the tank said on Saturday, May 12, 2012. "The first two vehicles with 105-mm and 125-mm guns are on trial at a Moscow Region proving ground," he said.

Sunday, May 13, 2012, 01:47 PM

 

CASSIDIAN's identification systems to obtain AIMS certification of the future Mode 5 standard
 

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has successfully completed all certification measurements of its MSSR 2000 I (MSSR = Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar) secondary radar by the AIMS Program Office of the US Department of Defense.

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has successfully completed all certification measurements of its MSSR 2000 I (MSSR = Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar) secondary radar by the AIMS Program Office of the US Department of Defense.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012, 02:48 PM

 

The Indian-made main battle tank Arjun Mk II will perform a week firing tests in May 2012
 

On May 10, 2012, the improved Arjun Mk.2 Indian-made main battle tank prototype is all set to roll into the Pokhran field firing range in Rajasthan for a week of firing trials. Formal user trials with the Indian Army are scheduled to commence on June 1, 2012.

On May 10, 2012, the improved Arjun Mk.2 Indian-made main battle tank prototype is all set to roll into the Pokhran field firing range in Rajasthan for a week of firing trials. Formal user trials with the Indian Army are scheduled to commence on June 1, 2012.
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Monday, May 7, 2012, 12:48 AM

 

Ukraine and Kazakhstan will jointly produce Ukrainian-made BTR-4 armoured personnel carrier
 

Ukraine and Kazakhstan are to jointly produce the Ukrainian BTR-4 armored personnel carrier in a $150-million deal signed at the Kadex 2012 defense exhibition in Astana, Ukroboronprom General Director Dmitry Peregudov said.

Ukraine and Kazakhstan are to jointly produce the Ukrainian BTR-4 armored personnel carrier in a $150-million deal signed at the Kadex 2012 defense exhibition in Astana, Ukroboronprom General Director Dmitry Peregudov said.
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Sunday, May 6, 2012, 08:08 PM

 

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