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November 2011 Army - Military - Defence Industry News
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United States Army places first order of SAAB Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system 3011117

United States Army places first order of SAAB Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system
 

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the U.S. Army for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. This marks the first time the Army has bought the 84mm recoilless rifle system. The Army and U.S. Special Operations Command placed a combined order with a total value of MUSD 31.5 (MSEK 209).

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the U.S. Army for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. This marks the first time the Army has bought the 84mm recoilless rifle system. The Army and U.S. Special Operations Command placed a combined order with a total value of MUSD 31.5 (MSEK 209).
Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 10:48 PM

 

General Dynamics Awarded 70 Additional DURO Armoured Personnel Carriers for the Swiss Army 3011116

General Dynamics Awarded 70 Additional DURO Armoured Personnel Carriers for the Swiss Army
 

General Dynamics European Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract by the Swiss Army for delivery of 70 additional DURO Armoured Personnel Carriers.

General Dynamics European Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract by the Swiss Army for delivery of 70 additional DURO Armoured Personnel Carriers.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 10:20 PM

 

French army orders Javelin anti-tank missile kit to be integrated on VAB armoured vehicle 3011113

French army orders new Javelin anti-tank missile kit to be integrated on VAB armoured vehicle
 

Under an urgent operational requirement, on June 15 2011, the French defense procurement agency (DGA) ordered kits from Renault Trucks Defense for integrating the Javelin anti-tank missile system into the VAB armoured personnel carrier.

Under an urgent operational requirement, on June 15 2011, the French defense procurement agency (DGA) ordered kits from Renault Trucks Defense for integrating the Javelin anti-tank missile system into the VAB armoured personnel carrier.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 12:28 AM

 

Iran army is now equipped with new 100mm automatic anti-aicraft gun Sa'eer with firing radar 3011112

Iran army is now equipped with a new 100mm automatic anti-aicraft gun "Sa'eer" with firing radar
 

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, received a large number of air defense canons manufactured by the Iranian Defense Industries. The 100mm air defense guns named "Sa'eer" were delivered to the IRGC Aerospace Force during a ceremony attended by commander of the force, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, and the Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, received a large number of air defense canons manufactured by the Iranian Defense Industries. The 100mm air defense guns named "Sa'eer" were delivered to the IRGC Aerospace Force during a ceremony attended by commander of the force, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, and the Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 11:52 AM

 

Russia and Cuba will produce together ammunition for Kalashnikov assault rifles 3011111

Russia and Cuba will produce together ammunition for Kalashnikov assault rifles
 

Russia and Cuba are planning to sign a contract on building an assembly line for production of ammunition for Kalashnikov assault rifles, Kommersant business daily reported on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

Russia and Cuba are planning to sign a contract on building an assembly line for production of ammunition for Kalashnikov assault rifles, Kommersant business daily reported on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 11:08 AM

 

Russian army units on the territory of the Chechen Republic will be equipped with 2S19 MSTA-S 281111

Russian army units on the territory of the Chechen Republic will be equipped with 2S19 MSTA-S
 

The Russian army units deployed on the territory of the Chechen Republic, continue to receive the latest tracked armoured howitzer 2S19 MSTA-S. For the end of this year, all the artillery units will be equipped with this modern howitzer.

The Russian army units deployed on the territory of the Chechen Republic, continue to receive the latest tracked armoured howitzer 2S19 MSTA-S. For the end of this year, all the artillery units will be equipped with this modern howitzer.
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Monday, November 28, 2011, 09:35 PM

 

Army of India will upgrade its armoured vehicles BMP-2 and BMP-2 K with new powerful engine 2711112

Army of India will upgrade its armoured vehicles BMP-2 and BMP-2 K with new powerful engine
 

India is preparing to upgrade around 1,500 BMP-2 and BMP-2K Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICVs) with more powerful engines to enhance their cross-country mobility, floatation and gradient negotiating capability and mount more lethal weapon systems on board. All of this will make the ICVs robust killer machines.

India is preparing to upgrade around 1,500 BMP-2 and BMP-2K Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICVs) with more powerful engines to enhance their cross-country mobility, floatation and gradient negotiating capability and mount more lethal weapon systems on board. All of this will make the ICVs robust killer machines.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011, 05:26 PM

 

Iraqi armed forces need the presence of U.S. Army army to maintain security in the country 2711111

Iraqi armed forces need the presence of U.S. Army army to maintain security in the country
 

Iraqi forces need an American troop presence, or at least U.S. training forces, President Jalal Talabani has said, according to a Nov. 26 statement on the Iraqi presidency's website. Regarding "internal security, I believe that the police and army forces are capable of maintaining security as it is now," Talabani said in an interview with Iraqiya television, according to the statement.

Iraqi forces need an American troop presence, or at least U.S. training forces, President Jalal Talabani has said, according to a Nov. 26 statement on the Iraqi presidency's website. Regarding "internal security, I believe that the police and army forces are capable of maintaining security as it is now," Talabani said in an interview with Iraqiya television, according to the statement.
Sunday, November 27, 2011, 04:16 PM

 

SAAB continues to support Swedish armed forces in Afghanistan 2611112

SAAB continues to support Swedish armed forces in Afghanistan
 

The Swedish Armed Forces will continue to entrust Saab with the operation and maintenance of power stations at three Swedish bases in Afghanistan. The contract is being extended for another year and is now valid to 2013.

The Swedish Armed Forces will continue to entrust Saab with the operation and maintenance of power stations at three Swedish bases in Afghanistan. The contract is being extended for another year and is now valid to 2013.
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Saturday, November 26, 2011, 09:35 AM

 

Italian army soldiers learn about MRAP armoured vehicle in U.S. training centre Grafenwoehr 2611111

Italian army soldiers learn about MRAP armoured vehicle in U.S. training centre Grafenwoehr
 

Early in the evening of Oct. 20, Italian combat engineer Cpl. Tizano Testa hurriedly clamored over the cab of a 19-ton, 18-foot high MaxxPro-Base armored fighting vehicle while trying to install a night-vision camera on the roof.

Early in the evening of Oct. 20, Italian combat engineer Cpl. Tizano Testa hurriedly clamored over the cab of a 19-ton, 18-foot high MaxxPro-Base armored fighting vehicle while trying to install a night-vision camera on the roof.
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Saturday, November 26, 2011, 09:00 AM

 

Russia had recently sent S-300 air defence missile with technical advisors in Syria 2511114

Russia had recently sent S-300 air defence missile with technical advisors in Syria
 

Russian warships that have reached waters off Syria in recent days were carrying, among other things, Russian technical advisors who will help the Syrians set up an array of S-300 missiles Damascus has received in recent weeks, a report in the London-based Arabic language Al Quds-Al Arabi said Thursday.

Russian warships that have reached waters off Syria in recent days were carrying, among other things, Russian technical advisors who will help the Syrians set up an array of S-300 missiles Damascus has received in recent weeks, a report in the London-based Arabic language Al Quds-Al Arabi said Thursday.
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Friday, November 25, 2011, 12:45 AM

 

Arab states with support of Turkish warplanes U.S. logistic ready for no-fly zone in Syria 2511113

Arab states with the support of Turkish warplanes and U.S. logistic ready for no-fly zone in Syria
 

Arab states are reportedly set to impose a no-fly zone over Syria with US logistical support. But as the drive to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on “humanitarian grounds” continues, the Libyan scenario seems to be repeating itself.

Arab states are reportedly set to impose a no-fly zone over Syria with US logistical support. But as the drive to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on “humanitarian grounds” continues, the Libyan scenario seems to be repeating itself.
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Friday, November 25, 2011, 08:46 AM

 

MBDA to set up industrial capability for the demilitarization of complex munitions 2511112

MBDA to set up industrial capability for the demilitarization of complex munitions
 

On 3rd November 2011, NAMSA (the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency) awarded MBDA the contract for the destruction of 36,000 complex munitions.

On 3rd November 2011, NAMSA (the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency) awarded MBDA the contract for the destruction of 36,000 complex munitions.
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Friday, November 25, 2011, 08:20 AM

 

Russia will spend more than $30 billion for military equipment and weapons in 2012 2511111

Russia will spend more than $30 billion for military equipment and weapons in 2012
 

Over 1 trillion rubles ($30 billion) will be spent on the provision of arms and military equipment to the Russian Armed Forces next year, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Thursday, November 24, 2011.

Over 1 trillion rubles ($30 billion) will be spent on the provision of arms and military equipment to the Russian Armed Forces next year, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Thursday, November 24, 2011.
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Friday, November 25, 2011, 07:52 AM

 

British and Afghan army soldiers launch operation COURAGEOUS MOUNTAIN in Helmand province 2411117

British and Afghan army soldiers launch operation COURAGEOUS MOUNTAIN in Helmand province
 

British and Afghan army soldiers launched an airborne operation into an isolated area of Helmand province which they then swept for any insurgent activity. Operation TORA GHAR, or 'Courageous Mountain', was conducted by soldiers from C Company (C Coy), 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (1 PWRR), and the Afghan National Army (ANA), flown into the western Dashte area, west of Nad 'Ali district, on two Chinook helicopters.

British and Afghan army soldiers launched an airborne operation into an isolated area of Helmand province which they then swept for any insurgent activity. Operation TORA GHAR, or 'Courageous Mountain', was conducted by soldiers from C Company (C Coy), 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (1 PWRR), and the Afghan National Army (ANA), flown into the western Dashte area, west of Nad 'Ali district, on two Chinook helicopters. Thursday, November 24, 2011, 07:39 PM

 

French army procurement agency accepted its first VHM all-terrain armoured vehicles 2411116

French army procurement agency accepted its first VHM all-terrain armoured vehicles
 

The French Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) accepted its first VHM all-terrain vehicles on the 7th of November 2011. Ordered at the end of 2009, delivery of the 53 VHMs runs until the end of 2012. The supplying companies are Swedish Hägglunds AB (part of BAE Systems) and French Panhard.

The French Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) accepted its first VHM all-terrain vehicles on the 7th of November 2011. Ordered at the end of 2009, delivery of the 53 VHMs runs until the end of 2012. The supplying companies are Swedish Hägglunds AB (part of BAE Systems) and French Panhard.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011, 06:45 PM

 

Elbit Systems awarded order by Israeli Ministry of Defense for driving armored trainers 2411115

Elbit Systems awarded an order by the Israeli Ministry of Defense for driving armored trainers
 

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) was awarded an order by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) for the supply of Armored Driving Trainers (ADTs) for several Israel Defense Forces combat vehicle types as well as for a Forward Observer Trainer (FOT) for surveillance and observation of Israel’s borders. The order is in an amount which is not material to Elbit Systems.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) was awarded an order by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) for the supply of Armored Driving Trainers (ADTs) for several Israel Defense Forces combat vehicle types as well as for a Forward Observer Trainer (FOT) for surveillance and observation of Israel’s borders. The order is in an amount which is not material to Elbit Systems.
Thursday, November 24, 2011, 06:11 PM

 

Rheinmetall Defence receives order to build major army tanks training centre Mulino Russia 2411114

Rheinmetall Defence receives order to build a major army tanks training centre in Mulino, Russia
 

The Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation has contracted with the Düsseldorfbased Rheinmetall Group and its Russian partner JSCo Oboronservis to build a major army training centre in Mulino, Russia.

The Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation has contracted with the Düsseldorfbased Rheinmetall Group and its Russian partner JSCo Oboronservis to build a major army training centre in Mulino, Russia.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011, 04:36 PM

 

Beirut to host International defence security Conference Exhibition f28 countries SMES 2011 2411113

Beirut to host International defence and security Conference & Exhibition from 28 countries
 

Some 173 companies from 28 countries around the world will take part in a three-day exhibition on modern military and security technology and policy exhibition SMES 2011 at Downtown’s BIEL (Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center) next week, security and military officials announced Wednesday, November 23, 2011.

Some 173 companies from 28 countries around the world will take part in a three-day exhibition on modern military and security technology and policy exhibition SMES 2011 at Downtown’s BIEL (Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center) next week, security and military officials announced Wednesday, November 23, 2011.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011, 10:00 AM

 
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British army paratroopers train Sierra Leone soldiers for African mission in Somalia 2411112

British army paratroopers train Sierra Leone soldiers for African mission in Somalia
 
Four British army paratroopers have been training Sierra Leonean troops in mortar firing in preparation for an African Union mission in Somalia next year. The team of soldiers, from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, based in Colchester, flew out to West Africa to complete the live-fire tactical training of the Sierra Leonean troops.
Four British army paratroopers have been training Sierra Leonean troops in mortar firing in preparation for an African Union mission in Somalia next year. The team of soldiers, from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, based in Colchester, flew out to West Africa to complete the live-fire tactical training of the Sierra Leonean troops.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Russia will deploy missiles near NATO's borders in response to U.S. missile shield 2411111

Russia will deploy missiles near NATO's borders in response to U.S. missile shield
 

The possible deployment of Russian missiles close to NATO countries in response to the development of U.S. missile defense shield in Europe is "very disappointing", said Wednesday the NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

The possible deployment of Russian missiles close to NATO countries in response to the development of U.S. missile defense shield in Europe is "very disappointing", said Wednesday the NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011, 07:57 AM

 

Russian army will adopt a new modernized multiple rocket launcher systems the Tornado 2311111

The Russian army will adopt a new modernized multiple rocket launcher systems, the Tornado
 

Official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry Nikolai Donyushkin reports that modernized multiple rocket launcher systems of Smerch, Uragan and Grad types will be supplied to the Russian Ground Forces.

Official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry Nikolai Donyushkin reports that modernized multiple rocket launcher systems of Smerch, Uragan and Grad types will be supplied to the Russian Ground Forces.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 10:50AM

 

Future Russian army aerospace defense units will have capacity intercept hypersonic targets 2211112

Future Russian army aerospace defense units will have the capacity to intercept hypersonic targets
 

The Russian aerospace defense system, which will be completed in December 2011, will have the ability to intercept all types of missiles, including hypersonic, said Tuesday, November 22, 2011, the Russian Minister of Defense, Anatoly Serdyukov, during a meeting.

The Russian aerospace defense system, which will be completed in December 2011, will have the ability to intercept all types of missiles, including hypersonic, said Tuesday, November 22, 2011, the Russian Minister of Defense, Anatoly Serdyukov, during a meeting.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 01:44 PM

 

Iran armed forces test passive radar system and electronic warfare during military exercise 2211111

Iran armed forces test passive radar system and electronic warfare during military exercise
 

Iran tested its passive radar system and electronic warfare equipment in the latest aerial drills aimed at maintaining readiness of a nationwide radar network, local satellite Press TV reported on Sunday, November 20, 2011.

Iran tested its passive radar system and electronic warfare equipment in the latest aerial drills aimed at maintaining readiness of a nationwide radar network, local satellite Press TV reported on Sunday, November 20, 2011.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 09:12 AM

 

Russia will continue to invest important budgets in the purchase of new military equipment 2111113

Russia will continue to invest important budgets in the purchase of new military equipment
 

Russia will continue to invest important budgets in the purchase of new military equipment, said Monday in Vladikavkaz (North Ossetia), the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Russia will continue to invest important budgets in the purchase of new military equipment, said Monday in Vladikavkaz (North Ossetia), the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
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Monday, November 21, 2011, 06:16 PM

 

Rheinmetall Defence transfers first Kodiak armoured engineering vehicle to Swedish army 2111112

Rheinmetall Defence transfers first Kodiak armoured engineering vehicle to Swedish army
 

Rheinmetall Defence has handed over the first “Kodiak” AEV 3 S armoured engineering vehicle to the Swedish armed forces procurement agency (FMV, Försvarets Materiel Verk). At an official ceremony in Kiel, Harald Westermann, Member of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH of Kiel, presented the symbolic vehicle keys to Stefan Grann, Head of Vehicles and Engineering Equipment Office at FMV (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration).

Rheinmetall Defence has handed over the first “Kodiak” AEV 3 S armoured engineering vehicle to the Swedish armed forces procurement agency (FMV, Försvarets Materiel Verk). At an official ceremony in Kiel, Harald Westermann, Member of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH of Kiel, presented the symbolic vehicle keys to Stefan Grann, Head of Vehicles and Engineering Equipment Office at FMV (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration).
Monday, November 21, 2011, 11:48 AM

 

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