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October 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Lithuania to increase military spending by a third in 2015
 
Lithuania will increase its defense budget by a third next year amid concerns over a resurgent Russia, but spending will still fall short of NATO's recommended 2 percent of output, officials said Thursday, October 2. Military spending will account for 1.11 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015, defense ministry spokeswoman Viktorija Cieminyte told AFP, totaling 424.5 million euros ($536 million) in 2015, up 32 percent from this year.
Lithuania will increase its defense budget by a third next year amid concerns over a resurgent Russia, but spending will still fall short of NATO's recommended 2 percent of output, officials said Thursday, October 2. Military spending will account for 1.11 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015, defense ministry spokeswoman Viktorija Cieminyte told AFP, totaling 424.5 million euros ($536 million) in 2015, up 32 percent from this year. Friday, October 3, 2014 10:27 AM
 

PT Pintad of Indonesia and Belgian CMI Defence to produce weapon turrets from 25mm to 105mm
 
Land-systems and weapons maker PT Pindad of Indonesia inked a strategic partnership in September 2014 to develop weapon systems for armored vehicles and tanks with Cockeril Maintenance & Ingenierie SA Defense (CMI) from Belgium. Pindad president director Sudirman Said said he expected his company would become the supplier of weapon turrets, ranging from 25 millimeter (mm) to 105 mm calibers, for CMI's world markets.
Land-systems and weapons maker PT Pindad of Indonesia inked a strategic partnership in September 2014 to develop weapon systems for armored vehicles and tanks with Cockeril Maintenance & Ingenierie SA Defense (CMI) from Belgium. Pindad president director Sudirman Said said he expected his company would become the supplier of weapon turrets, ranging from 25 millimeter (mm) to 105 mm calibers, for CMI's world markets. Friday, October 3, 2014 09:50 AM
 

Dutch Ministry of Defense plans to sell 44 CV90 infantry fighting vehicles to Estonia
 
According to UPI, the Dutch Ministry of Defense will sell 44 of its new CV90 infantry fighting vehicles to Estonia, it was announced on Thursday, October 2nd. The sale, announced in the Estonian capital of Tallinn during a visit by Dutch Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, comes amid tension in Estonia over Russia's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine and machinations elsewhere in that cou
According to UPI, the Dutch Ministry of Defense will sell 44 of its new CV90 infantry fighting vehicles to Estonia, it was announced on Thursday, October 2nd. The sale, announced in the Estonian capital of Tallinn during a visit by Dutch Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, comes amid tension in Estonia over Russia's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine and machinations elsewhere in that country.
Friday, October 3, 2014 09:38 AM
 

Turkey's parliament has given green light for ground military intervention in Iraq and Syria
 
Turkey’s parliament on Thursday, October 2, 2014, has given the green light for ground military intervention in Iraq and Syria and permitting foreign troops to launch attacks from Turkish territory. Turkish cabinet met to discuss all available options regarding the upcoming motion over the deployment of Turkish troops to Syria and Iraq.
Turkey’s parliament on Thursday, October 2, 2014, has given the green light for ground military intervention in Iraq and Syria and permitting foreign troops to launch attacks from Turkish territory. Turkish cabinet met to discuss all available options regarding the upcoming motion over the deployment of Turkish troops to Syria and Iraq.
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Friday, October 3, 2014 07:58 AM
 

French army procurement agency qualifies new 32 tons variant Nexter VBCI infantry fighting vehicle
 
The French army Procurement Agency (DGA) declared the qualification of the new version of the VBCI armoured infantry combat vehicle on September 24, 2014. This new version has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 32 tons, as opposed to 29 tons for the original version. The VBCI is manufactured by the French Company NEXTER Systems.
The French army Procurement Agency (DGA) declared the qualification of the new version of the VBCI armoured infantry combat vehicle on September 24, 2014. This new version has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 32 tons, as opposed to 29 tons for the original version. The VBCI is manufactured by the French Company NEXTER Systems.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 05:40 PM
 

Indian Army eyeing on first indigenous low-altitude long-endurance UAV
 
Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur have developed India’s first low-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could be used for anything from patrolling the border to traffic and crowd monitoring.
Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur have developed India’s first low-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could be used for anything from patrolling the border to traffic and crowd monitoring.


Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:25 PM
 

Iran defense minister unveiled new Falaq rocket launcher and Zafar 8x8 tactical heavy truck
 
Iranian defense minister on Thursday, October 2, unveiled two new military equipment, including a rocket launcher system and a new heavy tactical all-terrain vehicle. Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the new launcher system is used to fire the Falaq rockets and is a useful weapon for the ground battles.
Iranian defense minister on Thursday, October 2, unveiled two new military equipment, including a rocket launcher system and a new heavy tactical all-terrain vehicle. Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said "the new launcher system is used to fire the Falaq rockets and is a useful weapon for the ground battles."

Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:55 AM
 

 Northrop Grumman HHPTD Completes Successful Developmental Test
 
A new hand held targeting system developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation that will enable soldiers to engage targets with precision munitions while providing digital connectivity to related military units has successfully completed developmental testing at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
A new hand held targeting system developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation that will enable soldiers to engage targets with precision munitions while providing digital connectivity to related military units has successfully completed developmental testing at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:21 AM
 

 Iran to help Lebanon fighting Islamic State with military hardware
 
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced yesterday, October 1st, Tehran's plans to assist the Lebanese army in fighting terrorism. "The Lebanese army should be strengthened for its campaign against terrorism," Amir Abdollahian told FNA on Wednesday. "Any assistance by Iran to the Lebanese army will be within the framework of war on terrorism and the international laws," he added.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced yesterday, October 1st, Tehran's plans to assist the Lebanese army in fighting terrorism. "The Lebanese army should be strengthened for its campaign against terrorism," Amir Abdollahian told FNA on Wednesday. "Any assistance by Iran to the Lebanese army will be within the framework of war on terrorism and the international laws," he added. Thursday, October 2, 2014 09:51 AM
 

Two new motor rifle brigades added to Russian Army grouping in Arctic by 2016
 
Two separate motor rifle brigades will be brought into service of Russian army grouping in the Arctic region in 2015-2016, Chief Commander of Russian Ground Troops Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov told reporters on Wednesday, October 1.
Two separate motor rifle brigades will be brought into service of Russian army grouping in the Arctic region in 2015-2016, Chief Commander of Russian Ground Troops Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov told reporters on Wednesday, October 1.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 05:46 PM
 

Peruvian Ministry of Interior began the acquisition process of 30,000 9mm pistols
 
The Peruvian Ministry of the Interior (MININTER) - via its Logistics Division - is preparing to begin the process of acquiring 30,000 9mm pistols for the Peruvian National Police. To this was added, as manifested by the Minister of Interior, Daniel Urresti, a supply agreement with Factory Arms and Ammunition (FAME) for permanently acquiring ammunition.
The Peruvian Ministry of the Interior (MININTER) - via its Logistics Division - is preparing to begin the process of acquiring 30,000 9mm pistols for the Peruvian National Police. To this was added, as manifested by the Minister of Interior, Daniel Urresti, a supply agreement with Factory Arms and Ammunition (FAME) for permanently acquiring ammunition.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 04:50 PM
 

Saudi Arabia orders a Patriot Air Defense System with PAC-3 enhancement
 
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a Patriot Air Defense System with PAC-3 enhancement and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.750 billion.
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a Patriot Air Defense System with PAC-3 enhancement and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.750 billion.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 03:48 PM
 

Russian Military to begin field tests of Ratnik future combat gear in December
 
According to RIA Novosti, field tests of cutting-edge combat gear for Russian soldiers will begin in December, Russian Land Force commander-in-chief Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov said Wednesday, October 1st. "The combat kit is currently undergoing the final stage of state trials. In December, field tests will begin in units of the Ground Forces, the Airborne Forces and the Marine infantry of the Navy," he said.
Field tests of cutting-edge combat gear for Russian soldiers will begin in December, Russian Land Force commander-in-chief Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, October 1st. "The combat kit is currently undergoing the final stage of state trials. In December, field tests will begin in units of the Ground Forces, the Airborne Forces and the Marine infantry of the Navy," he said.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 02:34 PM
 

United States considers deploying THAAD missile defense battery in South Korea
 
The United States is considering sending a THAAD missile defense battery to South Korea to cope with threats from North Korea, a top American defense official confirmed Tuesday, September 30. Talks are underway between the United States and South Korea on the possible deployment of a THAAD missile system, according to Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, the first senior American official to publicly acknowledge the move.
The United States is considering sending a THAAD missile defense battery to South Korea to cope with threats from North Korea, a top American defense official confirmed Tuesday, September 30. Talks are underway between the United States and South Korea on the possible deployment of a THAAD missile system, according to Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, the first senior American official to publicly acknowledge the move. Wednesday, October 1, 2014 01:58 PM
 

Raytheon awarded $149 million contract by Rafael for Tamir components
 
Raytheon Company has received a contract award from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. valued at $149.3 million to provide products for the Tamir interceptor used in the defensive Iron Dome Weapon System.
Raytheon Company has received a contract award from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. valued at $149.3 million to provide products for the Tamir interceptor used in the defensive Iron Dome Weapon System.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:29 PM
 

Australian armed forces with military aircraft to join international operation against Islamic State
 
Australian military aircraft began supporting the joint international operation against Islamic State extremists in Iraq on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced. Australia had not yet made the final decision to commit forces to combat, but Australian aircraft from Wednesday will start flying over Iraq in support of allied operations, Abbott told Parliament.
Australian military aircraft began supporting the joint international operation against Islamic State extremists in Iraq on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced. Australia had not yet made the final decision to commit forces to combat, but Australian aircraft from Wednesday will start flying over Iraq in support of allied operations, Abbott told Parliament.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 11:27 AM
 

Russia plans to deploy three more Iskander-M missile brigades by 2016
 
The Russian army will bring the number of brigades armed with Iskander-M theater ballistic missile systems to seven by 2016, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Force, Col.Gen. Oleg Salyukov, said Wednesday, October 1st. "There are four Iskander-M brigades in service with the army," Salyukov told reporters.
The Russian army will bring the number of brigades armed with Iskander-M theater ballistic missile systems to seven by 2016, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Force, Col.Gen. Oleg Salyukov, said Wednesday, October 1st. "There are four Iskander-M brigades in service with the army," Salyukov told reporters.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 11:47 AM
 

Russian Ground Forces to receive thousands of new armored vehicles by 2020
 
Russia’s Ground Forces are due to receive 5,000 pieces of new armored vehicles and 6,000 pieces of modernized weaponry by 2020, Colonel General Oleg Salyukov said on Wednesday, October 1st. “In total, it is planned to buy over 5,000 new and around 6,000 modernized samples of armored vehicles and military hardware, and around 14,000 pieces of modern samples of vehicles,” said Salyukov, the commander-in-chief of the Russian Ground Forces.
Russia’s Ground Forces are due to receive 5,000 pieces of new armored vehicles and 6,000 pieces of modernized weaponry by 2020, Colonel General Oleg Salyukov said on Wednesday, October 1st. “In total, it is planned to buy over 5,000 new and around 6,000 modernized samples of armored vehicles and military hardware, and around 14,000 pieces of modern samples of vehicles,” said Salyukov, the commander-in-chief of the Russian Ground Forces. Wednesday, October 1, 2014 11:01 AM
 

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