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October 2013 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russian army will be equipped with Future Soldier Equipment Ratnik in 2014
 

The Russian Defense Ministry will start mass purchases of domestically designed “future soldier” gear in 2014, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. The gear, dubbed Ratnik, comprises more than 40 components, including firearms, body armor and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems, and even knee and elbow pads.

The Russian Defense Ministry will start mass purchases of domestically designed “future soldier” gear in 2014, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. The gear, dubbed Ratnik, comprises more than 40 components, including firearms, body armor and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems, and even knee and elbow pads.
Sunday, October 20, 2013 09:23 PM

 

Russia to optimize Russian-made S-200 air defense missile system to cover medium altitude targets
 

Russian Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev praised Iran for its ability to optimize the Russian-made S-200 long-range air defense missile system to cover mid-altitude flying targets, Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said.

Russian Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev praised Iran for its ability to optimize the Russian-made S-200 long-range air defense missile system to cover mid-altitude flying targets, Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said.
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Sunday, October 20, 2013 08:57 PM

 

Thai army takes delivery of the first five Ukrainian made T-84 Oplot main battle tanks
 

Malyshev Plant, part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern, has presented the first five Oplot main battle tanks to the customer - the Kingdom of Thailand. The first batch of Ukrainian-made T-84 Oplot main battle tanks was handed over to the Royal Thai Army by the Kharkiv Malyshev Plant on October 15, 2013.

Malyshev Plant, part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern, has presented the first five Oplot main battle tanks to the customer - the Kingdom of Thailand. The first batch of Ukrainian-made T-84 Oplot main battle tanks was handed over to the Royal Thai Army by the Kharkiv Malyshev Plant on October 15, 2013.
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Sunday, October 20, 2013 08:38 PM

 

More than 3,500 soldiers of the First Infantry Division of U.S. Army to conduct 100 missions in Africa
 

Here on the Kansas plains, thousands of soldiers once bound for Iraq or Afghanistan are now gearing up for missions in Africa as part of a new Pentagon strategy to train and advise indigenous forces to tackle emerging terrorist threats and other security risks so that American forces do not have to.

Here on the Kansas plains, thousands of soldiers once bound for Iraq or Afghanistan are now gearing up for missions in Africa as part of a new Pentagon strategy to train and advise indigenous forces to tackle emerging terrorist threats and other security risks so that American forces do not have to.
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Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:42 AM

 

Army of South Korea shows interest for the U.S. THAAD Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
 

The South Korean military has formally asked the Pentagon to provide detailed information on Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems, an informed source here privy to defense issues said Thursday, October 17, 2013.

The South Korean military has formally asked the Pentagon to provide detailed information on Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems, an informed source here privy to defense issues said Thursday, October 17, 2013.
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Friday, October 18, 2013 11:44 AM

 

China and Australia military forces will further expand the exchange and cooperation
 

Stuart Robert, assistant minister for defense of Australia, met with Zhao Keshi, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and director of the General Logistics Department (GLD) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), who is currently visiting Australia, on the afternoon of October 15, 2013.

Stuart Robert, assistant minister for defense of Australia, met with Zhao Keshi, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and director of the General Logistics Department (GLD) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), who is currently visiting Australia, on the afternoon of October 15, 2013.
Friday, October 18, 2013 10:32 AM

 

Russian Army Special Forces test new thermal sight for Future Combat Soldier Equipment Ratnik
 

The Defense Ministry will start official tests of a new thermal vision scope as part of Russia’s futuristic combat kit later this month, the system’s developer said Thursday, October 17, 2013. There are currently 160 prototype scopes at an army special forces (spetsnaz) facility near Moscow, said Oleg Yakovlev, advisor to the general director of the Tsiklon scientific research institute.

The Defense Ministry will start official tests of a new thermal vision scope as part of Russia’s futuristic combat kit later this month, the system’s developer said Thursday, October 17, 2013. There are currently 160 prototype scopes at an army special forces (spetsnaz) facility near Moscow, said Oleg Yakovlev, advisor to the general director of the Tsiklon scientific research institute.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 05:27 PM

 

Iran designs and manufactures new type of Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle named Shahed 129
 

Iranian researchers designed and manufactured a new type of Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) named Shahed 129 which can be used for surveillance, imaging, and defense missions. The project manager, Seyed Mohammad Mavaei, said the aircraft, developed by Iranian students and academics from Kermanshah University of Technology in Western Iran, has an exceptional degree of autonomy and flight endurance.

Iranian researchers designed and manufactured a new type of Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) named Shahed 129 which can be used for surveillance, imaging, and defense missions. The project manager, Seyed Mohammad Mavaei, said the aircraft, developed by Iranian students and academics from Kermanshah University of Technology in Western Iran, has an exceptional degree of autonomy and flight endurance. Thursday, October 17, 2013 04:47 PM

 

Turkish soldiers exchange fire with Islamist militants on the border with Syria
 

The Turkish army announced Wednesday, October 16, 2013, that it exchanged fire with militants from Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) that is linked to al-Qaida in the Kilis province on the border with Syria, local Today's Zaman reported.

The Turkish army announced Wednesday, October 16, 2013, that it exchanged fire with militants from Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) that is linked to al-Qaida in the Kilis province on the border with Syria, local Today's Zaman reported.
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Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:11 AM

 

U.S. to deploy 200 Marines to naval base in Sicily for possible military operations in Libya
 

The U.S. deployment of 200 Marines to the Sigonella air base in Sicily for possible operations in Libya, a short hop across the Mediterranean, underlines how the Americans have been building a network of bases in Italy as launch pads for military interventions in Africa and the Middle East.

The U.S. deployment of 200 Marines to the Sigonella air base in Sicily for possible operations in Libya, a short hop across the Mediterranean, underlines how the Americans have been building a network of bases in Italy as launch pads for military interventions in Africa and the Middle East.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:59 AM

 

First Unmanned Aerial Vehicle UAV Predator B of United States to patrol border with Canada
 

The first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) started patrolling the Manitoba portion of Canada's border with the U.S. after a launch ceremony was held on Monday, October 14, 2013. Based at a military facility in Grand Forks, N.D., the $10-million Predator B drone aircraft are equipped with sensors capable of detecting a moving person from 10 kilometres away.

The first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) started patrolling the Manitoba portion of Canada's border with the U.S. after a launch ceremony was held on Monday, October 14, 2013. Based at a military facility in Grand Forks, N.D., the $10-million Predator B drone aircraft are equipped with sensors capable of detecting a moving person from 10 kilometres away.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:42 AM

 

Lockheed Martin to build Joint Light Tactical Vehicle at Award-Winning facility in Camden, Arkansas
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will move production of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) to an assembly line at the company’s award-winning Camden, Ark., manufacturing complex, where the company expects to gain significant production efficiencies and cost reductions.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will move production of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) to an assembly line at the company’s award-winning Camden, Ark., manufacturing complex, where the company expects to gain significant production efficiencies and cost reductions.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:20 AM

 

China will continue to improve the development of military ties with Myanmar
 

China will work with Myanmar to further improve military ties and jointly safeguard border stability, a senior Chinese military officer said on Tuesday. Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong made the pledge during his meeting with Myanmar's Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing.

China will work with Myanmar to further improve military ties and jointly safeguard border stability, a senior Chinese military officer said on Tuesday. Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong made the pledge during his meeting with Myanmar's Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:06 AM

 

Army of United States would like to replace the UCP Universal Camouflage Pattern combat uniforms
 

Eight years after spending $5 billion on a heavily-criticized universal camouflage pattern, the United States Army is back at the drawing board looking for a new design that’s estimated to cost another $4 billion.

Eight years after spending $5 billion on a heavily-criticized universal camouflage pattern, the United States Army is back at the drawing board looking for a new design that’s estimated to cost another $4 billion.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:58 AM

 

Singapore Technologies Engineering $416m contract for satellite and communication systems
 

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced October 9, 2013, that its electronics arm, Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) has secured about S$416m worth of contracts for rail electronics, satellite communications (satcoms) and communications projects in the third quarter of 2013.

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced October 9, 2013, that its electronics arm, Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) has secured about S$416m worth of contracts for rail electronics, satellite communications (satcoms) and communications projects in the third quarter of 2013.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:13 AM

 

20th Armoured Guards Brigade of Russian army has taken delivery of new T-72B3 main battle tank
 

One military unit of the Russian army of the Western Military District, deployed in the Nizhny Novgorod region has taken delivery of new modernized main battle tank T-72B3. The first crews have completed their training on this new version based of the Russian made main battle tank T-72.

One military unit of the Russian army of the Western Military District, deployed in the Nizhny Novgorod region has taken delivery of new modernized main battle tank T-72B3. The first crews have completed their training on this new version based of the Russian made main battle tank T-72.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:00 AM

 

Ukrainian Defense Company AutoKrAZ unveils its new KrAZ-5233BE Spetsnaz 4WD all-terrain vehicle
 

The Ukrainian Defense Company AutoKrAZ has unveiled its new KrAZ-5233BE Spetsnaz 4WD all-terrain vehicle at the 10th edition of the International Specialized Exhibition Weapons and Security in the capital of Ukraine. The product on display is a new variant of the KrAZ-5233BE Spetsnaz 4WD multirole vehicle with cab roof hatch for fitting small arms. Fenders and hood have antislip coating.

The Ukrainian Defense Company AutoKrAZ has unveiled its new KrAZ-5233BE Spetsnaz 4WD all-terrain vehicle at the 10th edition of the International Specialized Exhibition Weapons and Security in the capital of Ukraine. The product on display is a new variant of the KrAZ-5233BE Spetsnaz 4WD multirole vehicle with cab roof hatch for fitting small arms. Fenders and hood have antislip coating.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 09:59 AM

 

Defense Industry of Sweden to invest US$36.5 billion in strengthening Swedish armed forces
 

The defence industry in Sweden has a long history, dating back to the time when Sweden was a more active military power. Sweden is expected to invest US$36.5 billion in strengthening its armed forces. The country's military expenditure will be directed toward the purchase of new defence systems, international peacekeeping missions, and strengthening its borders.

The defence industry in Sweden has a long history, dating back to the time when Sweden was a more active military power. Sweden is expected to invest US$36.5 billion in strengthening its armed forces. The country's military expenditure will be directed toward the purchase of new defence systems, international peacekeeping missions, and strengthening its borders.
Monday, October 14, 2013 10:48 AM

 

Soldiers of Canadian army begin the test of new TAPV Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle
 

Approximately 50 soldiers from 5 Canadian Army Mechanized Brigade Group at Valcartier are getting the chance to test out the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV), one of four major acquisitions by the Canadian Army to augment its Family of Land Combat Vehicles.

Approximately 50 soldiers from 5 Canadian Army Mechanized Brigade Group at Valcartier are getting the chance to test out the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV), one of four major acquisitions by the Canadian Army to augment its Family of Land Combat Vehicles.
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Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:48 AM

 

French Army Special Forces killed around 10 Islamist rebels in gun battle north of Timbuktu
 

French special forces killed around 10 Islamist rebels in a gun battle in northern Mali this month, Paris said on Thursday, as simmering violence threatens security at November elections and will delay a French troop withdrawal. The battle, which took place north of Timbuktu on 1 October, was some of the heaviest fighting since a French military intervention dislodged rebel forces in control of northern Mali early this year.

French Army Special Forces killed around 10 Islamist rebels in a gun battle in northern Mali this month, Paris said on Thursday, as simmering violence threatens security at November elections and will delay a French troop withdrawal. The battle, which took place north of Timbuktu on 1 October, was some of the heaviest fighting since a French military intervention dislodged rebel forces in control of northern Mali early this year. Saturday, October 12, 2013 01:00 PM

 

Africa Aerospace & Defense Exhibition AAD 2014 launches its new website on 14 October 2013
 

The Africa Aerospace & Defense Exhibition AAD 2014 will successfully launch its new website on 14 October 2013 presenting a renewed corporate image with the purpose to create a customer-centric experience and ensured that the navigation is customised and made easy for customers to find what they are looking for.

The Africa Aerospace & Defense Exhibition AAD 2014 will successfully launch its new website on 14 October 2013 presenting a renewed corporate image with the purpose to create a customer-centric experience and ensured that the navigation is customised and made easy for customers to find what they are looking for.
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Saturday, October 12, 2013 11:54 AM

 

United Kingdom orders to Thales UK 200 STARStreak short-range surface-to-air missiles
 

Thales UK today confirmed that it has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for a further 200 STARStreak short-range surface-to-air missiles, a key component of the UK’s Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) capability. The multi-million pound contract was announced by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon. David Cameron MP, in a speech to the Northern Ireland Investment Conference in Belfast.

Thales UK today confirmed that it has signed a contract with the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) for a further 200 STARStreak short-range surface-to-air missiles, a key component of the UK’s Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) capability. The multi-million pound contract was announced by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon. David Cameron MP, in a speech to the Northern Ireland Investment Conference in Belfast.
Friday, October 11, 2013 04:16 PM

 

Alcoa armor product 5456-H151 selected by U.S. Army Research Lab for use on US military vehicles
 

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced wednesday, October 10, 2013, its latest armor product is now specified for use by the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) for use in U.S. military vehicles. Alcoa’s ArmX® 5456-H151 armor plate meets the U.S. military’s highest performance standards for strength, blast absorption, and ballistics resistance for armored combat vehicles where weldability is a material requirement.

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced Wednesday, October 10, 2013, its latest armor product is now specified for use by the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) for use in U.S. military vehicles. Alcoa’s ArmX® 5456-H151 armor plate meets the U.S. military’s highest performance standards for strength, blast absorption, and ballistics resistance for armored combat vehicles where weldability is a material requirement.
Friday, October 11, 2013 11:59 AM

 

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