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May 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

BAE Systems to submit bid with AMPV Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle to replace US Army M113
 
BAE Systems today announced the submission of its highly survivable low-risk solution for the U.S. Army’s Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) competition. The company’s offering addresses the critical need to replace the Vietnam-era M113 that the Army has identified as its top priority for the safety and survivability of soldiers.
BAE Systems today announced the submission of its highly survivable low-risk solution for the U.S. Army’s Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) competition. The company’s offering addresses the critical need to replace the Vietnam-era M113 that the Army has identified as its top priority for the safety and survivability of soldiers.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:45 AM
 

U.S. Company SAIC to design and test prototype for Assault Amphibious Vehicle program
 
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Program Executive Office -- Land Systems (PEO-LS) awarded Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) a prime contract to engineer, design and test upgrades to 10 prototype and 52 LRIP vehicles for the Legacy Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Personnel Carrier Variant Platform program.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Program Executive Office -- Land Systems (PEO-LS) awarded Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) a prime contract to engineer, design and test upgrades to 10 prototype and 52 LRIP vehicles for the Legacy Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Personnel Carrier Variant Platform program.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:26 AM
 

Indian Air Force successfully test-fired Akash surface-to-air nuclear capable missile
 
Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel for the first time successfully test fired surface-to-air nuclear capable supersonic missile Akash in ripple mode from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel for the first time successfully test fired surface-to-air nuclear capable supersonic missile Akash in ripple mode from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014 09:51 AM
 

United States Army has a plan to deploy THAAD air defense missile systems in South Korea
 
The United States have a plan to deploy THAAD advanced missile-defense system in South Korea, as the Pentagon begins a new push this week to expand cooperation in Asia to counter the threat of North Korean missiles, defense officials said.
The United States have a plan to deploy THAAD advanced missile-defense system in South Korea, as the Pentagon begins a new push this week to expand cooperation in Asia to counter the threat of North Korean missiles, defense officials said.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014 09:25 AM
 

United States Army has chosen new camouflage pattern Scorpion for its combat uniform
 
The United States Army has chosen the new camouflage pattern for its combat uniform, according to news reports. The service has not officially announced its decision, but anonymous Army officials told Military.com and Army Times that the Scorpion pattern has been selected to replace the current Universal Camouflage Pattern. (Source Stars and Stripes)
The United States Army has chosen the new camouflage pattern for its combat uniform, according to news reports. The service has not officially announced its decision, but anonymous Army officials told Military.com and Army Times that the Scorpion pattern has been selected to replace the current Universal Camouflage Pattern. (Source Stars and Stripes)
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:02 AM
 

Oshkosh Defense to unveil new MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle platform M-ATV Light at CANSEC 2014
 
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), is unveiling a new MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) platform this week at CANSEC 2014, defense exhibition in Canada. The new platform, named M-ATV Light, offers the performance characteristics of the combat-proven M-ATV in a more compact, transportable design to support the unique requirements of Special Operations and a spectrum of other missions.
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), is unveiling a new MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) platform this week at CANSEC 2014, defense exhibition in Canada. The new platform, named M-ATV Light, offers the performance characteristics of the combat-proven M-ATV in a more compact, transportable design to support the unique requirements of Special Operations and a spectrum of other missions. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 05:16 PM
 

Ukroboronservice to repair air defense missile S-300PS of Ukraine armed forces
 
Ukroboronservice, being incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern, together with Command of Air Forces of Armed Forces of Ukraine signed the acceptance certificate of air-defense system S-300PS after an intermediate repair on life extension by 5 years.
Ukroboronservice, being incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern, together with Command of Air Forces of Armed Forces of Ukraine signed the acceptance certificate of air-defense system S-300PS after an intermediate repair on life extension by 5 years.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 04:01 PM
 

U.S. soldiers has received the new M4-A1 carbine which can now fires in automatic mode
 
A thicker barrel will absorb more heat in the new M4-A1 carbine, should a Soldier need to flip the selector to auto, according to Soldiers overseeing the new configuration now being added to the M4. While shooting in the automatic mode is less efficient and not as accurate as firing in bursts, it has its place on the battlefield, explained Command Sgt. Maj. Doug Maddi, Program Executive Office Soldier, Fort Belvoir, Va.
A thicker barrel will absorb more heat in the new M4-A1 carbine, should a Soldier need to flip the selector to auto, according to Soldiers overseeing the new configuration now being added to the M4. While shooting in the automatic mode is less efficient and not as accurate as firing in bursts, it has its place on the battlefield, explained Command Sgt. Maj. Doug Maddi, Program Executive Office Soldier, Fort Belvoir, Va. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 03:28 PM
 

Iran to boost preparedness and capabilities of its Ground Forces during recent military exercises
 
Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the recent military drills held in the Central Isfahan province were aimed at boosting his forces' combat preparedness and capabilities.
Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the recent military drills held in the Central Isfahan province were aimed at boosting his forces' combat preparedness and capabilities.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:05 AM
 

U.S. troops with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to support rescue mission for kidnapped girls in Nigeria
 
The U.S. Defense Department's addition of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and 80 Air Force troops to U.S. efforts supporting Nigeria's search for over 200 kidnapped girls has turned the mission into an air operation, a Pentagon spokesman said.
The U.S. Defense Department's addition of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and 80 Air Force troops to U.S. efforts supporting Nigeria's search for over 200 kidnapped girls has turned the mission into an air operation, a Pentagon spokesman said.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:24 AM
 

Russia to start production of new S-350E Vityaz surface-to-air defense missile system in 2015
 
In 2015, Russia will start serial production systems of its new medium-range surface-to-air defense missile system S-350E Vityaz, announced Thursday, May 22, 204, Ian Novikov, the General Director of the Russian missile manufacturer Almaz-Antey.
In 2015, Russia will start serial production systems of its new medium-range surface-to-air defense missile system S-350E Vityaz, announced Thursday, May 22, 204, Ian Novikov, the General Director of the Russian missile manufacturer Almaz-Antey.
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Monday, May 26, 2014 01:35 PM
 

Iran to unveil two new home-made air defense command systems Fakour and Rassouf
 
Iran's Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base on Sunday, May 25, 2014, unveiled 2 new home-made command and control systems named 'Fakour' (Thoughtful) and 'Rassoul' (Messenger) as well as Matla ol-Fajr (Dawn) radar system in a ceremony participated by Commander of the Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli and some other high-raking commanders.
Iran's Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base on Sunday, May 25, 2014, unveiled 2 new home-made command and control systems named 'Fakour' (Thoughtful) and 'Rassoul' (Messenger) as well as Matla ol-Fajr (Dawn) radar system in a ceremony participated by Commander of the Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli and some other high-raking commanders.
Monday, May 26, 2014 09:57 AM
 

Azerbaijan could buy 100 additional main battle tanks T-90 from Russia
 
Azerbaijan could buy 100 more Russian main battle tanks T-90 after receiving $1 billion worth of this and other military hardware, Russia’s main government agency overseeing arms deals with foreign states said on Friday, May 23, 2014.
Azerbaijan could buy 100 more Russian main battle tanks T-90 after receiving $1 billion worth of this and other military hardware, Russia’s main government agency overseeing arms deals with foreign states said on Friday, May 23, 2014.
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Saturday, May 24, 2014 04:58 PM
 

ThalesRaytheonSystems to sign a memorandum to supply Ground Master 400 to Kazakh Air Force
 
ThalesRaytheonSystems has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply Ground Master 400 (GM400) long-range air defense radars to the Kazakh Air Force. The agreement was signed on May 22 at the KADEX defense exhibition in Astana, in the presence of Okas Bazargaliyevich Saparov, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Minister of Defense and the French Ambassador Francis Etienne.
ThalesRaytheonSystems has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply Ground Master 400 (GM400) long-range air defense radars to the Kazakh Air Force. The agreement was signed on May 22 at the KADEX defense exhibition in Astana, in the presence of Okas Bazargaliyevich Saparov, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Minister of Defense and the French Ambassador Francis Etienne.
Friday, May 23, 2014 06:37 PM
 

United States want to continue developing military relations with China
 
A day after the Justice Department charged five members of China’s military with hacking into computer networks of American companies, a Defense Department spokesman said the Pentagon wants to continue developing military relations with Beijing
A day after the Justice Department charged five members of China’s military with hacking into computer networks of American companies, a Defense Department spokesman said the Pentagon wants to continue developing military relations with Beijing.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 06:32 PM
 

General Dynamics contract to develop upgrades for U.S. Marine LAV-25 Armored Vehicle Program
 
The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded a USD$52.3 million contract modification to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada to develop upgrades in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Mobility and Obsolescence (MOB) Upgrade and Integration Program. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics.
The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded a USD$52.3 million contract modification to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada to develop upgrades in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Mobility and Obsolescence (MOB) Upgrade and Integration Program. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 05:38 PM
 

MEADS certification Mode 5 IFF Identification Friend or Foe by U.S. Department of Defense
 
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) subsystem has received full certification for operation by the United States Department of Defense International AIMS (Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System, Identification Friend or Foe, Mark XII/Mark XIIA, Systems) Program Office (AIMS PO). The system is designed to ensure the safety of allied aircrews engaged in combat operations.
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) subsystem has received full certification for operation by the United States Department of Defense International AIMS (Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System, Identification Friend or Foe, Mark XII/Mark XIIA, Systems) Program Office (AIMS PO). The system is designed to ensure the safety of allied aircrews engaged in combat operations. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 05:23 PM
 

Large air defense military exercise against hostile drones performs by Iranian Armed Forces
 
The Iranian Armed Forces staged daylong massive air defense drills in the Persian Gulf's air defense zone to elevate the level of their preparedness against any possible hostile drone flights over the country's territorial waters and islands.
The Iranian Armed Forces staged daylong massive air defense drills in the Persian Gulf's air defense zone to elevate the level of their preparedness against any possible hostile drone flights over the country's territorial waters and islands.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 05:58 AM
 

More than 6,000 U.S. troops in Jordan for multinational military exercise Eager Lion 2014
 
U.S. troops will take part in a multinational military exercise in Jordan next week in a bid to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to security and stability in the region, the Pentagon said Monday, May 19, 2014. About 6,000 U.S. troops, along with those from more than 20 other nations, will hold the Eager Lion 14 exercise which will run from May 25 to June 8, Pentagon spokesman Steve Warren told reporters.
U.S. troops will take part in a multinational military exercise in Jordan next week in a bid to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to security and stability in the region, the Pentagon said Monday, May 19, 2014. About 6,000 U.S. troops, along with those from more than 20 other nations, will hold the Eager Lion 14 exercise which will run from May 25 to June 8, Pentagon spokesman Steve Warren told reporters.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 09:23 AM
 

Self-propelled howitzer M109A7 and M992A3 carrier ammunition enter in service with U.S. Army
 
The United States Army's capability to project land power grew this week with the induction of the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and its companion M992A3 carrier ammunition tracked vehicle into low-rate initial production.
The United States Army's capability to project land power grew this week with the induction of the M109A7 155mm self-propelled howitzer and its companion M992A3 carrier ammunition tracked vehicle into low-rate initial production.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 07:53 AM
 

New Zealand Army to test new equipment of armoured units during Alam Halfa military exercises
 
New Zealand and United States troops are using one of New Zealand's biggest military exercises to test new equipment in its armored units, the exercise commander said Monday, May 19, 2014. More than 600 soldiers and 60 officers were taking part in Exercise Alam Halfa on the Waiouru training ground at the center of the North Island, Lieutenant Colonel Sholto Stephens said.
New Zealand and United States troops are using one of New Zealand's biggest military exercises to test new equipment in its armored units, the exercise commander said Monday, May 19, 2014. More than 600 soldiers and 60 officers were taking part in Exercise Alam Halfa on the Waiouru training ground at the center of the North Island, Lieutenant Colonel Sholto Stephens said.
Monday, May 19, 2014 08:49 PM
 

China to purchase more local-made vehicles for its armed forces
 
More than 1,000 Red Flag H7 limousines have been delivered to the People's Liberation Army (PLA), as foreign brands are being phased out in procurement by China's military force, the PLA Daily reported on Monday, May 19, 2014.
More than 1,000 Red Flag H7 limousines have been delivered to the People's Liberation Army (PLA), as foreign brands are being phased out in procurement by China's military force, the PLA Daily reported on Monday, May 19, 2014.
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Monday, May 19, 2014 08:24 PM
 

Elbit Systems to present latest autonomous SOLTAM SPEAR Recoil Mortar System for 4x4 vehicle
 
Elbit Systems will showcase its latest autonomous Recoil Mortar System (RMS) for lightweight 4x4 combat vehicles at the 3rd International Fire Conference, held May 10-22, 2014, at ”Home of the Gunners” in Zikron Ya’akov, Israel.
Elbit Systems will showcase its latest autonomous Recoil Mortar System (RMS) for lightweight 4x4 combat vehicles at the 3rd International Fire Conference, held May 10-22, 2014, at ”Home of the Gunners” in Zikron Ya’akov, Israel.
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Monday, May 19, 2014 10:18 AM
 

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