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October 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Flying Circle Bags unveils a cover for iPad Mini designed specifically for the military 3110134

Flying Circle Bags unveils a cover for iPad Mini designed specifically for the military
 

Flying Circle Bags unveils a version of their Tactical iPad® Cover for iPad® Mini. The release of the new Tactical iPad® Mini Cover follows their successful 2012 launch of the Tactical iPad® Cover, the first iPad® Cover designed specifically for the military

Flying Circle Bags unveils a version of their Tactical iPad® Cover for iPad® Mini. The release of the new Tactical iPad® Mini Cover follows their successful 2012 launch of the Tactical iPad® Cover, the first iPad® Cover designed specifically for the military.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013 08:43 AM

 

Indonesian Defense Company Pindad ready to launch new light tracked armoured vehicle 3110133

Indonesian Defense Company Pindad ready to launch new light tracked armoured vehicle
 

The Indonesian Defense Company Pindad is ready to launch its first tracked light armoured vehicle personnel carrier. The vehicle enters now in the phase to produce a prototype.

The Indonesian Defense Company Pindad is ready to launch its first tracked light armoured vehicle personnel carrier. The vehicle enters now in the phase to produce a prototype.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013 08:22 AM

 

India presents for first time Seoul Defense Exhibition its Pragati tactical ballistic missile 311013

India presents for the first time at Seoul Defense Exhibition its Pragati tactical ballistic missile
 

India is showcasing for the first time its newly developed "Pragati" tactical surface-to-surface missile at the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ADEX-2013. The missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has a range of 60-170 km.

India is showcasing for the first time its newly developed "Pragati" tactical surface-to-surface missile at the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ADEX-2013. The missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has a range of 60-170 km.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013 06:53 AM

 

Iraq asks more weapons and manpower to United States to fight al-Qaida rebels 3110131

Iraq asks more weapons and manpower to United States to fight al-Qaida rebels
 

Nearly two years after pushing out the U.S. military, Iraq is asking for more American weapons, training and manpower to help fight a bloody resurgence of al-Qaida that has unleashed a level of violence comparable to the darkest days of the nation's civil war.

Nearly two years after pushing out the U.S. military, Iraq is asking for more American weapons, training and manpower to help fight a bloody resurgence of al-Qaida that has unleashed a level of violence comparable to the darkest days of the nation's civil war.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013 06:35 AM

 

Israel Army wants to replace old 155mm howitzer M109 with Soltam or AGM artillery system 3010134

Israel Army wants to replace old 155mm howitzer M109 with Soltam or AGM artillery system
 

Israeli defense companies, including Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Systems, are squaring off for a $1 billion army program to replace the venerable U.S.-designed M109 self-propelled 155mm howitzer.

Israeli defense companies, including Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Systems, are squaring off for a $1 billion army program to replace the venerable U.S.-designed M109 self-propelled 155mm howitzer.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:52 AM

 

Singapore to purchase 88 Unitary High Explosive Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Pods 3010133

Singapore to purchase 88 Unitary High Explosive Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Pods
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress Oct. 25 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Singapore for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $96 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress Oct. 25 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Singapore for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $96 million.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:57 AM

 

Russian army airborne troops have conducted military exercise in the Arctic region 3010132

Russian army airborne troops have conducted military exercise in the Arctic region
 

Russian airborne assault forces and military transport aviation units have conducted an exercise in the Arctic, a senior defense official said Tuesday, October 29, 2013. About 40 metric tons of various cargoes were airdropped from two Il-76 aircraft, First Deputy Defense Minister Arkady Bakhin said.

Russian airborne assault forces and military transport aviation units have conducted an exercise in the Arctic, a senior defense official said Tuesday, October 29, 2013. About 40 metric tons of various cargoes were airdropped from two Il-76 aircraft, First Deputy Defense Minister Arkady Bakhin said.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:31 AM

 

Smiths Detection receives a $7 million contract from U.S. Army for enhanced M4A1 detector 3010131

Smiths Detection receives a $7 million contract from U.S. Army for enhanced M4A1 detector
 

Smiths Detection announce a follow-on production order worth approximately $7 million from the U.S. Army under the Department of Defense’s Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) program.

Smiths Detection announce a follow-on production order worth approximately $7 million from the U.S. Army under the Department of Defense’s Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) program.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:07 AM

 

Algeria the most attractive defense market with an increase of 6.2 percent a year until 2017 2910135

Algeria the most attractive defense market with an increase of 6.2 percent a year until 2017
 

North Africa is expected to become a key defense market, led by regional military heavyweight Algeria, increasingly the linchpin of the battle against al-Qaida in Africa, amid major upgrades for military and security forces, a new study says.

North Africa is expected to become a key defense market, led by regional military heavyweight Algeria, increasingly the linchpin of the battle against al-Qaida in Africa, amid major upgrades for military and security forces, a new study says.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:59 AM

 

Despite budget cuts no change for JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle for U.S. Army Marines 2910134

Despite budget cuts no change for JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle for U.S. Army and Marines
 

Despite budget cuts, furloughs, sequestration, continuing resolutions, ongoing changes in force structure, and a government shutdown, both the Army and Marine Corps are committed to buying the same amount of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles they initially set out to purchase

Despite budget cuts, furloughs, sequestration, continuing resolutions, ongoing changes in force structure, and a government shutdown, both the Army and Marine Corps are committed to buying the same amount of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles they initially set out to purchase
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:24 AM

 

Iran would like to increase the defense relations and cooperation between Tehran and Moscow 2910133

Iran would like to increase the defense relations and cooperation between Tehran and Moscow
 

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan underlined the necessity for the development of defense relations and cooperation between Tehran and Moscow, calling it as an important contributor to the strengthening of stability and security in the region and the world.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan underlined the necessity for the development of defense relations and cooperation between Tehran and Moscow, calling it as an important contributor to the strengthening of stability and security in the region and the world.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:29 AM

 

Polish army orders 300 Rosomak armoured vehicles including mortar reconnaissance variants 2910132

Polish army orders 300 Rosomak armoured vehicles including mortar and reconnaissance variants
 

By 2019 the Polish army will get an additional three hundred and seven vehicles. The Agreement was signed in the presence of the Minister of National Defense Tomasz Siemoniak and Deputy Minister Waldemar Skrzypczak, the Agreement was signed by the head of the Inspectorate of Armaments and the CEO of WZM S.A.

By 2019 the Polish army will get an additional three hundred and seven vehicles. The Agreement was signed in the presence of the Minister of National Defense Tomasz Siemoniak and Deputy Minister Waldemar Skrzypczak, the Agreement was signed by the head of the Inspectorate of Armaments and the CEO of WZM S.A.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 09:59 AM

 

Royal Anglian Regiment British Army takes responsibility for one remaining base Afghanistan 2910131

Royal Anglian Regiment of British Army takes responsibility for one remaining base in Afghanistan
 

Soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment of British Army have taken responsibility for one of Britain’s remaining bases in Helmand Province, as Afghan security forces progress continues. Members of the Second Battalion, known by the nickname The Poachers, have taken charge of Main Operating Base Lashkar Gah, which is one of five remaining bases including Camp Bastion.

Soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment of British Army have taken responsibility for one of Britain’s remaining bases in Helmand Province, as Afghan security forces progress continues. Members of the Second Battalion, known by the nickname The Poachers, have taken charge of Main Operating Base Lashkar Gah, which is one of five remaining bases including Camp Bastion.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 08:36 AM

 

Raytheon to upgrade AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to better protect against missile raids

Raytheon to upgrade AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to better protect against missile raids
 

Raytheon is upgrading its AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to better protect against missile raids -- large numbers of simultaneously launched weapons. The improvements are focused on the radar's signal and data processing equipment to enable the system to more rapidly and accurately discriminate threats from non-threats, the company said.

Raytheon is upgrading its AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to better protect against missile raids -- large numbers of simultaneously launched weapons. The improvements are focused on the radar's signal and data processing equipment to enable the system to more rapidly and accurately discriminate threats from non-threats, the company said.
Monday, October 28, 2013 11:31 AM

 

United States has renovated production line of 5.56mm bullets to produce new M855A1 cartridge 281013

United States has renovated production line of 5.56mm bullets to produce new M855A1 cartridge
 

The United States Program Executive Office for Ammunition's Enhanced Performance Round program shaved off more than $20 million dollars in a value engineering project aimed at renovating the bullet production lines and improving the program's purchasing strategies.

The United States Program Executive Office for Ammunition's Enhanced Performance Round program shaved off more than $20 million dollars in a value engineering project aimed at renovating the bullet production lines and improving the program's purchasing strategies.
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Monday, October 28, 2013 11:08 AM

 

Army of South Korea plans to purchase 800 EVO-105 105mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer 2810131

Army of South Korea plans to purchase 800 EVO-105 105mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer
 

According to Janes defense website, the South Korean Defense Company Samsung Techwin has confirmed that the South Korean army plans to purchase 800 EVO-105 105mm self-propelled truck howitzer. The first truck mounted 105mm howitzer was revealed to the media for the first time on 2011 at the Ministry of National Defense in Yongsan, Seoul.

According to Janes defense website, the South Korean Defense Company Samsung Techwin has confirmed that the South Korean army plans to purchase 800 EVO-105 105mm self-propelled truck howitzer. The first truck mounted 105mm howitzer was revealed to the media for the first time on 2011 at the Ministry of National Defense in Yongsan, Seoul.
Monday, October 28, 2013 10:13 AM

 

Malaysian army received $4.2 billion to tighten border security in the 2014 defense budget 2810131

Malaysian army received $4.2 billion to tighten border security in the 2014 defense budget
 

The Malaysian Armed Forces received $4.2 billion to tighten border security in the Budget 2014. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the allocation showed that the government's priority to eradicate foreign threats which can jeopardise national security.

The Malaysian Armed Forces received $4.2 billion to tighten border security in the Budget 2014. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the allocation showed that the government's priority to eradicate foreign threats which can jeopardise national security.
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Monday, October 28, 2013 07:21 AM

 

South Korea to purchase Patriot upgraded to Guided Enhanced Missile-Tactical configuration 2710131

South Korea to purchase Patriot upgraded to Guided Enhanced Missile-Tactical configuration
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress October 25, 2013, of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for Patriot Anti-Tactical Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $404 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress October 25, 2013, of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for Patriot Anti-Tactical Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $404 million.
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Sunday, October 27, 2013 11:19 AM

 

BAE Systems could obtain contract U.S. Army for M109A6 PIM 155m self-propelled howitzer 2610134

BAE Systems could obtain contract from U.S. Army for M109A6 PIM 155m self-propelled howitzer
 

The Sterling Heights business unit of BAE Systems Inc. could obtain more than $300 million in contract funding over the next few years, after a federal Defense Acquisition Board decision to green-light initial production of M109A6 PIM (Paladin Integrated Management.) 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzer.

The Sterling Heights business unit of BAE Systems Inc. could obtain more than $300 million in contract funding over the next few years, after a federal Defense Acquisition Board decision to green-light initial production of M109A6 PIM (Paladin Integrated Management.) 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzer.
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Saturday, October 26, 2013 02:21 PM

 

DRS Technologies completed tests with LAV-III armoured fitted with Active Protection System Trophy

DRS Technologies completed tests with LAV-III armoured fitted with Active Protection System Trophy
 

DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company announced that, in cooperation with General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), it has successfully completed a ten-month combat vehicle integration and live fire testing program featuring Trophy Active Protection technology.

DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company announced that, in cooperation with General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), it has successfully completed a ten-month combat vehicle integration and live fire testing program featuring Trophy Active Protection technology.
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Saturday, October 26, 2013 11:59 AM

 

Iran has provided Russian army with the Yasir UAV a copy of U.S.-made ScanEagle 2610131

Iran has provided Russian army with the Yasir UAV a copy of U.S.-made ScanEagle
 

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has provided the Russian army with a copy of the US ScanEagle drone which was hunted by the IRGC in 2012 and a video showing how Iran monitors the trans-regional countries' vessels and equipment in the Persian Gulf.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has provided the Russian army with a copy of the US ScanEagle drone which was hunted by the IRGC in 2012 and a video showing how Iran monitors the trans-regional countries' vessels and equipment in the Persian Gulf.
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Saturday, October 26, 2013 11:37 AM

 

Polaris to provide MRZR Tactical AllTerrain Vehicles to U.S. Special Operations Command SOCOM 231013

Polaris to provide MRZR Tactical All Terrain Vehicles to U.S. Special Operations Command SOCOM
 

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, announced the company was awarded a contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to provide MRZR Lightweight Tactical All Terrain Vehicles. This contract award spans up to five years, and allows SOCOM to manage their ultra-light tactical mobility needs to meet mission demands and emerging threats.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, announced the company was awarded a contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to provide MRZR Lightweight Tactical All Terrain Vehicles. This contract award spans up to five years, and allows SOCOM to manage their ultra-light tactical mobility needs to meet mission demands and emerging threats. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 09:21 PM

 

General Dynamics US Special Operations Command contract for V-22 transportable vehicle Flyer 2210133

General Dynamics US Special Operations Command contract for V-22 transportable vehicle Flyer
 

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems was awarded a contract by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for non-developmental V-22 Internally Transportable Vehicles (ITV). The three-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is for up to 10 vehicles, with integration and logistical support and training. The total value of the contract is $5.8 million if all options are exercised.

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems was awarded a contract by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for non-developmental V-22 Internally Transportable Vehicles (ITV). The three-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is for up to 10 vehicles, with integration and logistical support and training. The total value of the contract is $5.8 million if all options are exercised.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 08:37 PM

 

Multifunction Fire Control Radar of MEADS successfully acquired and tracked ballistic missile 211013

Multifunction Fire Control Radar of MEADS successfully acquired and tracked ballistic missile.
 

In preparation for an upcoming dual-intercept test later this year, a Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) successfully acquired and tracked a Lance tactical ballistic missile (TBM) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. This was the first attempt by a MEADS radar to track a live TBM.

In preparation for an upcoming dual-intercept test later this year, a Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) successfully acquired and tracked a Lance tactical ballistic missile (TBM) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. This was the first attempt by a MEADS radar to track a live TBM.
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Monday, October 21, 2013 09:56 PM

 

Kongsberg contract to repair remote weapon station M151 mounted on RG-31 armoured of Canada 2010136

Kongsberg contract to repair remote weapon station M151 mounted on RG-31 armoured of Canada
 

Remote weapons stations on Canada's RG-31 armored vehicles will be repaired and overhauled by Kongsberg Protech Systems (KPS) Canada. Details about the length and value of the contract from Canada's Department of National Defense were not disclosed.

Remote weapons stations on Canada's RG-31 armored vehicles will be repaired and overhauled by Kongsberg Protech Systems (KPS) Canada. Details about the length and value of the contract from Canada's Department of National Defense were not disclosed.
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Sunday, October 20, 2013 10:26 PM

 

Russia and Brazil in final stages of talks for delivery Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense system 201013

Russia and Brazil in the final stages of talks for the delivery of Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense system
 

Russia and Brazil are at the final stages of talks on the delivery of Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense systems to the Latin American country, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. A Russian delegation, led by Shoigu, visited Brazil to discuss prospects of bilateral defense and space cooperation, including the sales of Pansir-S1 and Igla missile systems, during the Latin American tour on October 14-17.

Russia and Brazil are at the final stages of talks on the delivery of Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense systems to the Latin American country, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. A Russian delegation, led by Shoigu, visited Brazil to discuss prospects of bilateral defense and space cooperation, including the sales of Pansir-S1 and Igla missile systems, during the Latin American tour on October 14-17.
Sunday, October 20, 2013 09:37 PM

 

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