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May 2013 Army - Military - Defence & Security Industry News
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Russia is ready to develop with Turkey long range air defense missile system similar to S-300
 

Russia is ready to develop jointly with Turkey a long-range air defense complex based on S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, state arms seller Rosoboronexport head Sergei Ladygin said on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Turkey launched a tender for the purchase of long-range air defense systems long ago but no winner has been announced to this day.

Russia is ready to develop jointly with Turkey a long-range air defense complex based on S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, state arms seller Rosoboronexport head Sergei Ladygin said on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Turkey launched a tender for the purchase of long-range air defense systems long ago but no winner has been announced to this day.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 05:15 PM

 

Mississippi National Guard of U.S. Army took delivery of first six M1A2 SEP v2 main battle tanks
 

Mississippi National Guard maintenance personnel took delivery of the first six M1A2 SEP v.2 main battle tanks intended for the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team May 3 at the Mobilization And Training Equipment Site (MATES) at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.

Mississippi National Guard maintenance personnel took delivery of the first six M1A2 SEP v.2 main battle tanks intended for the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team May 3 at the Mobilization And Training Equipment Site (MATES) at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.
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Sunday, May 19, 2013 01:37 PM

 

North Korea has launched three short-range ground-to-ground ballistic missiles KN-02
 

South Korea’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea launched three short-range guided missiles on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The Ministry said it detected two launches in the morning, followed by another in the afternoon. It said the missiles were fired in a north-easterly direction away from South Korean waters.

South Korea’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea launched three short-range guided missiles on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The Ministry said it detected two launches in the morning, followed by another in the afternoon. It said the missiles were fired in a north-easterly direction away from South Korean waters.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:44 AM

 

Japan will permanently install Patriot PAC-3 air defence missile system at its Tokyo headquarters
 

Kyodo news says the Japanese defense ministry is considering permanently deploying Patriot surface-to-air missile interceptors at its Tokyo headquarters. The announcement came a day before the DPRK launched three short-range missiles.

Kyodo news says the Japanese defense ministry is considering permanently deploying Patriot surface-to-air missile interceptors at its Tokyo headquarters. The announcement came a day before the DPRK launched three short-range missiles.
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Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:16 AM

 

Army of Peru could be interested to buy the Russian-made main battle tank T-90S
 

Peru is interested in buying 700 Kamaz trucks and a new batch of Mi-8/17 helicopters from Russia, as well as testing the T-90S tank that is currently on display at a defense technology exhibition in Lima, the head of Russia’s delegation to the show said on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Peru is interested in buying 700 Kamaz trucks and a new batch of Mi-8/17 helicopters from Russia, as well as testing the T-90S tank that is currently on display at a defense technology exhibition in Lima, the head of Russia’s delegation to the show said on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
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Sunday, May 19, 2013 09:36 AM

 

Artillerymen at Fort Bragg first unit in U.S. Army to receive digitized towed howitzer M119A3
 

Artillerymen at Fort Bragg, N.C., became the first unit in the Army to receive digitized M119A3 howitzers, which will make it possible for Soldiers to start firing rounds and evade return fire quicker in combat. The M119 is a lightweight 105 mm howitzer that provides suppressive and protective fires for infantry brigade combat teams.

Artillerymen at Fort Bragg, N.C., became the first unit in the Army to receive digitized M119A3 howitzers, which will make it possible for Soldiers to start firing rounds and evade return fire quicker in combat. The M119 is a lightweight 105 mm howitzer that provides suppressive and protective fires for infantry brigade combat teams.
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Saturday, May 18, 2013 10:41 AM

 

Afghanistan has asked India to supply lethal defence equipment to prevent terrorism
 

Afghanistan has asked India to supply lethal defence hardware as part of the intensified bilateral cooperation and even seemed to indicate that it would welcome troop deployment on its soil. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai will be arriving here on Monday for a three-day visit, his second in six months, but at a crucial juncture with only a year left for the foreign troops pullout from Afghanistan.

Afghanistan has asked India to supply lethal defence hardware as part of the intensified bilateral cooperation and even seemed to indicate that it would welcome troop deployment on its soil. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai will be arriving here on Monday for a three-day visit, his second in six months, but at a crucial juncture with only a year left for the foreign troops pullout from Afghanistan.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 09:33 AM

 

Belarus will continue to strengthen ties with China in the field of military cooperation
 

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko Friday, May 17, 2013, met with a Chinese military delegation headed by Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of the Central Military Committee. Lukashenko hailed the close and fruitful cooperation between the two countries in various fields and said that enhanced military ties between Belarus and China have contributed to peace and stability in the region and the world at large.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko Friday, May 17, 2013, met with a Chinese military delegation headed by Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of the Central Military Committee. Lukashenko hailed the close and fruitful cooperation between the two countries in various fields and said that enhanced military ties between Belarus and China have contributed to peace and stability in the region and the world at large.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 06:29 AM

 

Azerbaijan shows interest for Turkish main battle tank Altay and 8x8 armoured vehicle ARMA
 

Azerbaijan is interested in some Turkey-produced armored vehicles and Altay main battle tank. According to information obtained by Azerbaijan Press Agency at IDEF-2103, the issue on including Turkey-produced armored vehicles produced in the armament of Azerbaijani Army.

Azerbaijan is interested in some Turkey-produced armored vehicles and Altay main battle tank. According to information obtained by Azerbaijan Press Agency at IDEF-2103, the issue on including Turkey-produced armored vehicles produced in the armament of Azerbaijani Army.
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Friday, May 17, 2013 03:09 PM

 

Russian army will receive new remote-controlled mine clearance system UR-07M to replace UR-77
 

The Russian Ministry of Defense should receive a new a remote-controlled mine clearance system mounted on tracked armored vehicle called UR-07M to succeed the legendary UR-77, named by the military "Zmeï Gorynytch" (mythical dragon with three heads) for its operating principle, according to Izvestia newspaper of May 17, 2013.

The Russian Ministry of Defense should receive a new a remote-controlled mine clearance system mounted on tracked armored vehicle called UR-07M to succeed the legendary UR-77, named by the military "Zmeï Gorynytch" (mythical dragon with three heads) for its operating principle, according to Izvestia newspaper of May 17, 2013.
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Friday, May 17, 2013 01:39 PM

 

Nigeria became the world-leader in importation of armoured vehicles
 

Nigeria is being touted as one of the most insecure countries in the world, after it recently became the world-leader in importation of armoured vehicles. Nigeria took the title from Iraq, Afghanistan and Latin American countries, and it is estimated that about 30 percent of customers for armoured vehicles worldwide come from Nigeria.

Nigeria is being touted as one of the most insecure countries in the world, after it recently became the world-leader in importation of armoured vehicles. Nigeria took the title from Iraq, Afghanistan and Latin American countries, and it is estimated that about 30 percent of customers for armoured vehicles worldwide come from Nigeria.
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Friday, May 17, 2013 10:47 AM

 

North Korea is preparing to test a long-range ballistic missile Taepodong-2
 

North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile Taepodong-2, and the Defense Department believes that the nation may soon be capable of building a nuclear-armed missile. North Korea has yet to develop a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a missile, a senior US official said on Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, contradicting a recent US military intelligence report.

North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile Taepodong-2, and the Defense Department believes that the nation may soon be capable of building a nuclear-armed missile. North Korea has yet to develop a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a missile, a senior US official said on Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, contradicting a recent US military intelligence report.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 09:45 AM

 

Army of New Zealand is acquiring 200 military trucks from Rheinmetall MAN
 

New Zealand's military is acquiring 200 trucks from Germany's Rheinmetall MAN in a deal worth $111.3 million. The vehicles, which will be delivered by the end of next year, will replace Unimog and heavier Mercedes trucks in use by New Zealand forces.

New Zealand's military is acquiring 200 trucks from Germany's Rheinmetall MAN in a deal worth $111.3 million. The vehicles, which will be delivered by the end of next year, will replace Unimog and heavier Mercedes trucks in use by New Zealand forces.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013 08:48 AM

 

Nigeria declares war against jihadist militants of armed group Boko Haram
 

Nigeria's military has announced a "massive" deployment of troops to its restive northeast to tackle armed group Boko Haram, after the president declared a state of emergency in the areas. President Goodluck Jonathan imposed a state of emergency in three states, including Yobe and Adamawa, but the offensive is widely expected to be concentrated in Borno, whose capital, Maiduguri, is a home base of Boko Haram.

Nigeria's military has announced a "massive" deployment of troops to its restive northeast to tackle armed group Boko Haram, after the president declared a state of emergency in the areas. President Goodluck Jonathan imposed a state of emergency in three states, including Yobe and Adamawa, but the offensive is widely expected to be concentrated in Borno, whose capital, Maiduguri, is a home base of Boko Haram.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 07:28 AM

 

British army vehicles will be painted with new colour camouflage of tan brown
 

British Military is braced for hue and cry over replacement of the yellow camouflage of its desert vehicles with new 'army brown'. It took scientists a year to get the right shade – and if truth be told, it might take several more for soldiers to get used to it – but after more than sixty years bearing the same dark yellow colour, the British military is to adopt a new "army brown".

British Military is braced for hue and cry over replacement of the yellow camouflage of its desert vehicles with new 'army brown'. It took scientists a year to get the right shade – and if truth be told, it might take several more for soldiers to get used to it – but after more than sixty years bearing the same dark yellow colour, the British military is to adopt a new "army brown".
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 08:43 AM

 

Russia has already signed contracts with Venezuela for more of 11$ million of armament
 

The contracts signed between Russia and Venezuela in the field of military cooperation reach 11 billion dollars in total, announced Monday, May 13, 2013, the head of the Russian agency of arms export, Rosoboronexport, Anatoly Issaïkine.

The contracts signed between Russia and Venezuela in the field of military cooperation reach 11 billion dollars in total, announced Monday, May 13, 2013, the head of the Russian agency of arms export, Rosoboronexport, Anatoly Issaïkine.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 08:58 AM

 

Australia to purchase 2,700 protected and unprotected vehicles for the Australian Armed Forces
 

The Australian Government has pledged to purchase 2,700 deployable protected and unprotected medium and heavy vehicles to provide the national army with enhanced firepower, protection and mobility in the 2013 Defence White Paper.

The Australian Government has pledged to purchase 2,700 deployable protected and unprotected medium and heavy vehicles to provide the national army with enhanced firepower, protection and mobility in the 2013 Defence White Paper.
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Monday, May 13, 2013 11:59 AM

 

Indian army will upgrade its entire fleet of Russian-made BMP-2 Sarath infantry fighting vehicle
 

The Indian Army will upgrade its entire Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty-2 (BMP-2)/2K armoured infantry combat vehicle (AIFV) fleet in an effort to enhance their capability to address operational requirements, the country's defence minister AK Antony has announced.

The Indian Army will upgrade its entire Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty-2 (BMP-2)/2K armoured infantry combat vehicle (AIFV) fleet in an effort to enhance their capability to address operational requirements, the country's defence minister AK Antony has announced.
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Monday, May 13, 2013 11:29 AM

 

Syria threatens to enter occupied Golan Heights after Israeli airstrike in the capital Damascus
 

The Syrian government has warned Israel that it would enter the occupied Golan Heights "whenever it wants because it's a Syrian land," a warning that came a week after the latest Israeli airstrike against military positions in the capital Damascus.

The Syrian government has warned Israel that it would enter the occupied Golan Heights "whenever it wants because it's a Syrian land," a warning that came a week after the latest Israeli airstrike against military positions in the capital Damascus.
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Monday, May 13, 2013 08:58 AM

 

Iran unveils its latest most advanced stealth UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Hemaseh
 

Iran displayed its most advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) designed and manufactured by the country's engineers. The stealth drone, named Hemaseh (Epic), was unveiled on Thursday evening in a special ceremony in the presence of Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi. The ceremony was held on the sidelines of a conference to commemorate the defense ministry's martyrs.

Iran displayed its most advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) designed and manufactured by the country's engineers. The stealth drone, named Hemaseh (Epic), was unveiled on Thursday evening in a special ceremony in the presence of Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi. The ceremony was held on the sidelines of a conference to commemorate the defense ministry's martyrs.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 10:51 AM

 

Turkish army deploys more troops to Syrian border after car bombs killed 40 people in border town
 

The Turkish army on Saturday, May 11, 2013, deploys more troops to the Syrian border after car bombs earlier in the day killed at least 40 people in a border town. Air and ground military reinforcements have started to arrive at the town of Reyhanli in southern Turkey's province of Hatay, after the blasts there earlier on Saturday claimed at least 40 lives and injured over 100.

The Turkish army on Saturday, May 11, 2013, deploys more troops to the Syrian border after car bombs earlier in the day killed at least 40 people in a border town. Air and ground military reinforcements have started to arrive at the town of Reyhanli in southern Turkey's province of Hatay, after the blasts there earlier on Saturday claimed at least 40 lives and injured over 100.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 08:52 AM

 

Germany has approved the sale of 104 Leopard 2 tanks and 50 Marder 1A2 AIFV to Indonesia
 

The German government confirmed the sale of 104 used Leopard 2 tanks and 50 armored personnel carriers Marder 1A2 armoured infantry fighting vehicle by industrial group Rheinmetall to Indonesia, but has put off a decision on a tank sale to Saudi Arabia, a defence source said on Friday, May 10, 2013.

The German government confirmed the sale of 104 used Leopard 2 tanks and 50 armored personnel carriers Marder 1A2 armoured infantry fighting vehicle by industrial group Rheinmetall to Indonesia, but has put off a decision on a tank sale to Saudi Arabia, a defence source said on Friday, May 10, 2013.
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Saturday, May 11, 2013 02:38 PM

 

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