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November 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Iran unveils a new home-made anti-cruise missile system Asefeh 23mm Gatling cannon
 

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has designed and built an anti-cruise missile weapon system, named as Asefeh Project. Asefeh was unveiled during a visit by IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari to an exhibition of the latest military achievements of the IRGC Ground Force’s Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization in Tehran on Monday, November 18, 2013.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has designed and built an anti-cruise missile weapon system, named as Asefeh Project. Asefeh was unveiled during a visit by IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari to an exhibition of the latest military achievements of the IRGC Ground Force’s Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization in Tehran on Monday, November 18, 2013.
Monday, November 18, 2013 07:16 PM

 

Indian army successfully test-fired advanced version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
 

The Indian Army Monday, November 18, 2013, successfully test-fired an advanced version of the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which penetrated and destroyed a hardened target in the Pokhran firing range in the west Indian state of Rajasthan.

The Indian Army Monday, November 18, 2013, successfully test-fired an advanced version of the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which penetrated and destroyed a hardened target in the Pokhran firing range in the west Indian state of Rajasthan.
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Monday, November 18, 2013 06:57 PM

 

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin received $176 million contract to produce Javelin Block I missile
 

The Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Javelin Joint Venture received a $176 million contract for the production and delivery of 842 Block I Javelin missile rounds and 120 command launch units (CLUs). The contract was awarded to the Javelin Joint Venture in September.

The Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Javelin Joint Venture received a $176 million contract for the production and delivery of 842 Block I Javelin missile rounds and 120 command launch units (CLUs). The contract was awarded to the Javelin Joint Venture in September.
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Monday, November 18, 2013 06:01 PM

 

NIMR Automotive presents NIMR 6x6 APC and NIMR 4x4 Internal Security at Dubai AirShow 2013
 

NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of Tawazun Holding, presents at Dubai AirShow 2013 the NIMR 6x6 APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier and the Internal Security Vehicle 4x4. Nimr Automotive design, manufacture, deliver and support wheeled vehicles to meet the growing needs of armed forces and internal security organizations.

NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of Tawazun Holding, presents at Dubai AirShow 2013 the NIMR 6x6 APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier and the Internal Security Vehicle 4x4. Nimr Automotive design, manufacture, deliver and support wheeled vehicles to meet the growing needs of armed forces and internal security organizations.
Sunday, November 17, 2013 05:51 PM

 

MBDA delivers first MPCV Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle fitted with Mistral missile
 

MBDA has just completed the integration and factory acceptance test of the first Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle (MPCV) vehicles designed to operate the Mistral surface to air missile. Built for export, these vehicles represent the first production batch. In the next few days, they will be shipped for delivery to the customer country before the end of the year, as announced at the contract signing in February 2011.

MBDA has just completed the integration and factory acceptance test of the first Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle (MPCV) vehicles designed to operate the Mistral surface to air missile. Built for export, these vehicles represent the first production batch. In the next few days, they will be shipped for delivery to the customer country before the end of the year, as announced at the contract signing in February 2011.
Sunday, November 17, 2013 04:35 PM

 

Polaris introduces Sportsman WV850 H.O. new military-grade all-terrain vehicle
 

Polaris(R) Industries Inc., the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is launching a new military-grade all-terrain vehicle (ATV) featuring Terrain Armor(TM) Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT). The new Sportsman(R) WV850 H.O. with Terrain Armor will be available to consumers looking for a true work vehicle, in December 2013, in very limited quantities.

Polaris(R) Industries Inc., the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is launching a new military-grade all-terrain vehicle (ATV) featuring Terrain Armor(TM) Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT). The new Sportsman(R) WV850 H.O. with Terrain Armor will be available to consumers looking for a true work vehicle, in December 2013, in very limited quantities.
Saturday, November 16, 2013 07:35 PM

 

Almaz-Antey of Russia unveils a new advanced version of TOR-M2 air defense missile system
 

Russia’s Almaz-Antey defense corporation said Thursday, November 14, 2013, that it had developed an advanced version of the Tor-M2 air defense system, featuring an extended firing range, improved precision and greater ammunition-carrying capacity.

Russia’s Almaz-Antey defense corporation said Thursday, November 14, 2013, that it had developed an advanced version of the Tor-M2 air defense system, featuring an extended firing range, improved precision and greater ammunition-carrying capacity.
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Saturday, November 16, 2013 07:11 PM

 

China will optimize the size and structure of the army to increase its military power
 

China will optimize the size and structure of the army, adjust and improve the proportion between various troops, and reduce non-combat institutions and personnel, according to a decision of the Communist Party of China (CPC) published Friday, November 15, 2013.

China will optimize the size and structure of the army, adjust and improve the proportion between various troops, and reduce non-combat institutions and personnel, according to a decision of the Communist Party of China (CPC) published Friday, November 15, 2013.
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Saturday, November 16, 2013 04:20 PM

 

Air Force of United States receives the first GAARV Guardian Angel Air-Deployable Rescue Vehicle
 

The 88th Test and Evaluations Squadron received the first set of Guardian Angel Air-Deployable Rescue Vehicles in the Air Force's inventory Nov. 12. The GAARV is a multi-purpose utility vehicle intended to help combat search and rescue teams retrieve individuals that have been isolated and can expand the ability to quickly reach further into the battle space to provide a more mobile rescue capability.

The 88th Test and Evaluations Squadron received the first set of Guardian Angel Air-Deployable Rescue Vehicles in the Air Force's inventory Nov. 12. The GAARV is a multi-purpose utility vehicle intended to help combat search and rescue teams retrieve individuals that have been isolated and can expand the ability to quickly reach further into the battle space to provide a more mobile rescue capability.
Saturday, November 16, 2013 03:36 PM

 

Solid Concepts M1911 pistol 3D Printed Metal Gun survives 600 round torture test
 

Solid Concepts, a world leader for 3D Printing services, submitted the world’s first 3D Printed metal gun to a successful 500 round torture test on Friday November 8, 2013. To date, the 1911 3D Printed gun has been subjected to 600+ rounds without any part failures.

Solid Concepts, a world leader for 3D Printing services, submitted the world’s first 3D Printed metal gun to a successful 500 round torture test on Friday November 8, 2013. To date, the 1911 3D Printed gun has been subjected to 600+ rounds without any part failures.
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Friday, November 15, 2013 09:59 AM

 

Israel Defense Company Elbit Systems announces gross profit of $207.4 million in third quarter 2013
 

Elbit Systems, Israel's largest defense Company, reported Thursday, November 14, 2013, higher profits than expected in its quarterly report presented to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The company attributes the increase primarily to sales growth in the airborne systems and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as cost savings and efficiency measures.

Elbit Systems, Israel's largest defense Company, reported Thursday, November 14, 2013, higher profits than expected in its quarterly report presented to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The company attributes the increase primarily to sales growth in the airborne systems and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as cost savings and efficiency measures.
Friday, November 15, 2013 09:12 AM

 

Kazakhstan and United States to improve bilateral military cooperation
 

Kazakhstan and the United States have agreed to improve bilateral military cooperation, the Kazakh Defense Ministry said Thursday, November 15, 2013 . Defense Minister Adylbek Dzhaksybekov, who is on his official visit to the United States, has met with his U.S. counterpart, Chuck Hagel, in Washington and the two sides discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and Central Asia, said the ministry in a news release.

Kazakhstan and the United States have agreed to improve bilateral military cooperation, the Kazakh Defense Ministry said Thursday, November 15, 2013 . Defense Minister Adylbek Dzhaksybekov, who is on his official visit to the United States, has met with his U.S. counterpart, Chuck Hagel, in Washington and the two sides discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and Central Asia, said the ministry in a news release. Friday, November 15, 2013 08:39 AM

 

Denel Land Systems and Patria agreement to produce AMV 8x8 armoured vehicles to South Africa
 

Denel Land Systems and Patria have signed an agreement regarding Patria AMV 8x8 armoured wheeled vehicle serial production and delivery to South Africa. The agreement includes 238 vehicles, out of which 5 pre-series vehicles have already been delivered during the development phase.

Denel Land Systems and Patria have signed an agreement regarding Patria AMV 8x8 armoured wheeled vehicle serial production and delivery to South Africa. The agreement includes 238 vehicles, out of which 5 pre-series vehicles have already been delivered during the development phase.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013 02:40 PM

 

Thailand could purchase FD-2000 air defense missile systems and CS/VP3 MRAP from China
 

During the Defense & Security 2013 exhibition which took place at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center of Bangkok from Nov. 4 until Thursday, the FD-2000 was presented to the Royal Thai Armed Forces along with other advanced weapon systems such as the FL-3000N short-range Close-in Weapon System and the FK-1000 Short To Medium Range Air Defense System.

During the Defense & Security 2013 exhibition which took place at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center of Bangkok from Nov. 4 until Thursday, the FD-2000 was presented to the Royal Thai Armed Forces along with other advanced weapon systems such as the FL-3000N short-range Close-in Weapon System and the FK-1000 Short To Medium Range Air Defense System.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:00 AM

 

Rheinmetall to supply 103 Leopard 2A4 tanks and 43 Marder 1A3 infantry armoured to Indonesia
 

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence has contracted with the Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf to supply it with 103 Leopard 2A4 main battle tank and 43 Marder 1A3 tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicles , logistical support and ammunition worth roughly €216 million. The contract, which was signed in December 2012, now comes into full force following the successful completion of all legal formalities.

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence has contracted with the Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf to supply it with 103 Leopard 2A4 main battle tank and 43 Marder 1A3 tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicles , logistical support and ammunition worth roughly €216 million. The contract, which was signed in December 2012, now comes into full force following the successful completion of all legal formalities.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:09 AM

 

Russia to boost cooperation with Vietnam including on military issues
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a number of key cooperation agreements with Vietnam during a state visit to Hanoi on Tuesday that is expected to significantly boost relations between the two nations. After talks with the country’s leadership, Putin said Russia and Vietnam, a priority partner in the Asia-Pacific region, have “taken another serious step in strengthening joint cooperation.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a number of key cooperation agreements with Vietnam during a state visit to Hanoi on Tuesday that is expected to significantly boost relations between the two nations. After talks with the country’s leadership, Putin said Russia and Vietnam, a priority partner in the Asia-Pacific region, have “taken another serious step in strengthening joint cooperation.”
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 07:41 PM

 

Iran has successfully test-fired Talash a new home-made air defense missile system
 

On Saturday, November 9, 2013 the Iranian Defense Minister also announced the successful test-firing of the country’s new air defense system Talash (Struggle) which was built to detect and intercept targets for the Sayyad-2 missile.

On Saturday, November 9, 2013 the Iranian Defense Minister also announced the successful test-firing of the country’s new air defense system Talash (Struggle) which was built to detect and intercept targets for the Sayyad-2 missile.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 06:38 PM

 

Poland could be interested to purchase Corsar light anti-tank missile weapon system from Ukraine
 

The Defense Ministry of Poland is considering purchasing high precision anti-tank missiles from Ukraine as part of the implementation of a weapons modernization program. According to the Polish Deputy Defense Minister for Weapons and Arms Modernization Waldemar Skrzypczak, the system could be the Corsar, a light portable anti-tank missile.

The Defense Ministry of Poland is considering purchasing high precision anti-tank missiles from Ukraine as part of the implementation of a weapons modernization program. According to the Polish Deputy Defense Minister for Weapons and Arms Modernization Waldemar Skrzypczak, the system could be the Corsar, a light portable anti-tank missile.
Sunday, November 10, 2013 11:28 AM

 

Ukraine has delivered the first batch of five Oplot main battle tank to Thailand
 

Ukraine has supplied the first batch of five Oplot main battle tanks produced at Ukraine's state-owned Malyshev Plant (Kharkiv) to Thailand under a contract signed in 2011. The parties signed a technical acceptance certificate for the tanks based on the completion of a full cycle of running and firing tests in Kharkiv on Tuesday,evening, November 7, 2013, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

Ukraine has supplied the first batch of five Oplot main battle tanks produced at Ukraine's state-owned Malyshev Plant (Kharkiv) to Thailand under a contract signed in 2011. The parties signed a technical acceptance certificate for the tanks based on the completion of a full cycle of running and firing tests in Kharkiv on Tuesday,evening, November 7, 2013, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
Sunday, November 10, 2013 11:03 AM

 

US. Army will invest $2.4 billion to integrate tactical hybrid and electric vehicles in its fleet
 

The U.S. military is the largest single consumer of energy and fossil fuels on the planet. Estimates place the total energy consumption of the Department of Defense to be on par with the state of Oregon and greater than two-thirds of all countries. United States army will invest around $2.4 billion towards integrating hybrid (HEV) and plug-in electric (PEV) vehicles into its fleet.

The U.S. military is the largest single consumer of energy and fossil fuels on the planet. Estimates place the total energy consumption of the Department of Defense to be on par with the state of Oregon and greater than two-thirds of all countries. United States army will invest around $2.4 billion towards integrating hybrid (HEV) and plug-in electric (PEV) vehicles into its fleet.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 09:46 AM

 

Prioria Robotics receives $4.5 million contract from the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force
 

Prioria Robotics, Inc., developers of the tactical Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) announced today that it has been awarded several contracts totaling $4.5 million by the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force.

Prioria Robotics, Inc., developers of the tactical Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) announced today that it has been awarded several contracts totaling $4.5 million by the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force.
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Saturday, November 9, 2013 09:25 AM

 

General Dynamics completed Preliminary Design Review of GCV Ground Combat Vehicle design
 

General Dynamics Land Systems completed a successful Preliminary Design Review with the U.S. Army of its Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) design on Oct. 31, 2013. The four-day review was the culmination of many successful subsystem and component design reviews held from August through October.

General Dynamics Land Systems completed a successful Preliminary Design Review with the U.S. Army of its Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) design on Oct. 31, 2013. The four-day review was the culmination of many successful subsystem and component design reviews held from August through October.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 08:24 AM

 

Indonesia and Australia to review cooperation in the field of defense
 

Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro met with his new Australian counterpart David Johnston here on Friday, November 8, 2013, reviewing cooperation in field of defense that has been built by the two neighboring countries.

Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro met with his new Australian counterpart David Johnston here on Friday, November 8, 2013, reviewing cooperation in field of defense that has been built by the two neighboring countries.
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Saturday, November 9, 2013 07:58 AM

 

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