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September 2012 Army - Military - Defence & Security industry news
 
 
 
 

Georgian army builds fortifications and create ammunitions dumps near border of South Ossetia
 

The president of South Ossetia has told the international intermediaries that the activity near his country’s border suggests that Georgia is readying for a new war. Leonid Tibilov told the representatives of European Union, OSCE and United Nations that South Ossetian intelligence possessed serious information that the Georgian side was building fortifications and creating ammunition dumps in the villages near the border between the two countries.

The president of South Ossetia has told the international intermediaries that the activity near his country’s border suggests that Georgia is readying for a new war. Leonid Tibilov told the representatives of European Union, OSCE and United Nations that South Ossetian intelligence possessed serious information that the Georgian side was building fortifications and creating ammunition dumps in the villages near the border between the two countries. Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 08:01 PM

 

XM25 Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System Manufacturing Development Contract for ATK
 

ATK (NYSE: ATK) received a $16.8 million engineering and manufacturing development contract modification from the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier for its XM25, Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System.

ATK (NYSE: ATK) received a $16.8 million engineering and manufacturing development contract modification from the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier for its XM25, Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 05:38 PM

 

Pakistan has successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable cruise missile Hatf-7 Babur
 

Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired the cruise missile Hatf-7 (Babur) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead on Monday, September 17, 2012. The launch, the site of which was not disclosed, was made from a mobile launcher according to media reports.

Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired the cruise missile Hatf-7 (Babur) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead on Monday, September 17, 2012. The launch, the site of which was not disclosed, was made from a mobile launcher according to media reports.
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Monday, September 17, 2012, 11:59 AM

 

Iran announces production of new military drone Shahed 129 with missile capability
 

Speaking at a press conference here in Tehran on Sunday, Jafari pointed to Iran's latest achievements in area of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) production, and stated, "Shahed 129 drone presents the IRGC's latest advancement in this field. With its 24-hour-long non-stop flight capability, the drone can accomplish good missions in reconnaissance and combat fields."

Speaking at a press conference here in Tehran on Sunday, Jafari pointed to Iran's latest achievements in area of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) production, and stated, "Shahed 129 drone presents the IRGC's latest advancement in this field. With its 24-hour-long non-stop flight capability, the drone can accomplish good missions in reconnaissance and combat fields."
Monday, September 17, 2012, 11:35 AM

 

China and Cuba agreed to further deepen military cooperation
 

China and Cuba agreed to further deepen military cooperation as a Cuban senior general visited Beijing on Friday, September 14, 2012. Joaquin Quintas, Vice Minister of Cuba's Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), said that the Cuban side is willing to enhance exchanges with the Chinese military and strengthen bilateral cooperation in personnel training and other areas.

China and Cuba agreed to further deepen military cooperation as a Cuban senior general visited Beijing on Friday, September 14, 2012. Joaquin Quintas, Vice Minister of Cuba's Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), said that the Cuban side is willing to enhance exchanges with the Chinese military and strengthen bilateral cooperation in personnel training and other areas.
Sunday, September 16, 2012, 02:39 PM

 

Six fighter aircraft Harrier AV-8B were destroyed during an attack of Camp Bastion in Afghanistan
 

A September 14 Taliban attack on NATO’s Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, where Britain’s Prince Harry is reportedly stationed, resulted in the destruction of six jet aircraft Harrier AV-8B of U.S. Marine Corps and damage to two others, the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said in a statement issued on Sunday, 16 September 2012.

A September 14 Taliban attack on NATO’s Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, where Britain’s Prince Harry is reportedly stationed, resulted in the destruction of six jet aircraft Harrier AV-8B of U.S. Marine Corps and damage to two others, the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said in a statement issued on Sunday, 16 September 2012.
Sunday, September 16, 2012, 10:37 AM

 

A second batch of 62 Ukraine-made BTR-4 armoured vehicles ready to be send in Iraq
 

Within the large-scale Ukrainian-Iraqi contract on supplies of Ukrainian military equipment to the Republic of Iraq the second batch of BTR-4 (wheeled armored personnel carrier), containing 62 units, was loaded to the Odesa Commercial Sea Port for further marine transportation.

Within the large-scale Ukrainian-Iraqi contract on supplies of Ukrainian military equipment to the Republic of Iraq the second batch of BTR-4 (wheeled armored personnel carrier), containing 62 units, was loaded to the Odesa Commercial Sea Port for further marine transportation.
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Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10:14 AM

 

China to enhance military cooperation with Moldova
 

Defense Minister Liang Guanglie on Thursday, September 13, 2012, held talks with visiting Moldovan Defense Minister Vitalie Marinuta, stating that the Chinese military is willing to promote relations with the Moldovan military.

Defense Minister Liang Guanglie on Thursday, September 13, 2012, held talks with visiting Moldovan Defense Minister Vitalie Marinuta, stating that the Chinese military is willing to promote relations with the Moldovan military.
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Friday, September 14, 2012, 02:14 PM

 

Arrival in Canada of surplus main battle tank Leopard 2A4 of Royal Netherlands Army
 

Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay officially announced on Thursday the arrival in Canada of surplus Leopard 2A4 tanks from the Royal Netherlands Army purchased five years ago as part of Canada's 650-million-Canadian- dollar (about 671-million-U.S.-dollar) tank-replacement project.

Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay officially announced on Thursday the arrival in Canada of surplus Leopard 2A4 tanks from the Royal Netherlands Army purchased five years ago as part of Canada's 650-million-Canadian- dollar (about 671-million-U.S.-dollar) tank-replacement project.
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Friday, September 14, 2012, 01:52 PM

 

Israeli government increases army budget 2012 over $126.7 million
 

Israeli Knesset (parliament) committee ruled to allocate an extra 500 million shekels (126.7 million U.S. dollars) to the Israeli army's 2012 budget, according the Jerusalem Post on Thursday, September 13, 2012.. Israeli Finance Committee's decision raised the total sum to about 60.3 billion shekels (15.2 million U.S. dollars), the Jerusalem Post said.

Israeli Knesset (parliament) committee ruled to allocate an extra 500 million shekels (126.7 million U.S. dollars) to the Israeli army's 2012 budget, according the Jerusalem Post on Thursday, September 13, 2012.. Israeli Finance Committee's decision raised the total sum to about 60.3 billion shekels (15.2 million U.S. dollars), the Jerusalem Post said.
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 06:53 PM

 

Elite IDF Israel Defense Force units to acquire new sniper rifle
 

The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Ground Forces Headquarters are planning a significant upgrade for elite units that perform counter-terror operations, in the form of new sniper rifles with improved accuracy.

The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Ground Forces Headquarters are planning a significant upgrade for elite units that perform counter-terror operations, in the form of new sniper rifles with improved accuracy.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012, 06:17 PM

 

Elbit Systems awarded initial production of unmanned turret for Brazilian army Guarani vehicle
 

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE:ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary AEL Sistemas S.A. , was awarded an initial production order valued at $15 million as part of the Guarani Project. The supply of these systems, which will be installed onboard Iveco 6x6 APCs, will be completed within two years.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE:ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary AEL Sistemas S.A. , was awarded an initial production order valued at $15 million as part of the Guarani Project. The supply of these systems, which will be installed onboard Iveco 6x6 APCs, will be completed within two years.
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 12:50 AM

 

MEADS missile system fire control radar MFCR finishes integration and test events in Italy
 

The first Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) has been integrated with a MEADS battle manager and launcher at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base near Rome, Italy.

The first Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) has been integrated with a MEADS battle manager and launcher at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base near Rome, Italy.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 04:38 PM

 

Military researchers of Pentagon unveil the new animal-drone LS3 Legged Squad Support System
 

Military researchers working for the Pentagon have released video footage of one of its newest projects, the Legged Squad Support System LS3, and are touting the creation as a cyborg-style animal-drone that will aid troops across a variety of terrains.

Military researchers working for the Pentagon have released video footage of one of its newest projects, the Legged Squad Support System LS3, and are touting the creation as a cyborg-style animal-drone that will aid troops across a variety of terrains.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 02:29 PM

 

Kenyan army took delivery of 67 South African-made Puma- M-26 armoured personnel carrier
 

The Kenyan Army took delivery of 67 Puma M-26 wheeled armored vehicles personnel carrier manufactured by the South African Company OTT Technologies. In 2011, Kenya awarded a USD20 million tender to South Africa's OTT Technologies Limited for the procurement of armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for its land forces, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The Kenyan Army took delivery of 67 Puma M-26 wheeled armored vehicles personnel carrier manufactured by the South African Company OTT Technologies. In 2011, Kenya awarded a USD20 million tender to South Africa's OTT Technologies Limited for the procurement of armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for its land forces, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Tuesday , September 11, 2012, 03:22 PM

 

U.S. Air Force chooses Northrop Grumman to demonstrate next generation air defense radar
 

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) a contract to demonstrate technologies for its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program. Designed to replace the current AN/TPS-75 radar systems, 3DELRR will be the primary Air Force ground-based, long-range radar for detecting airborne threats.

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) a contract to demonstrate technologies for its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program. Designed to replace the current AN/TPS-75 radar systems, 3DELRR will be the primary Air Force ground-based, long-range radar for detecting airborne threats.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 02:48 PM

 

Georgia will continue its contribution for the NATO mission in Afghanistan in the post-2014 period
 

Visiting NATO Secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said here on Thursday that Georgia would continue its contribution toward the alliance's mission in Afghanistan in the post-2014 period.

Visiting NATO Secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said here on Thursday, September 6, 2012, that Georgia would continue its contribution toward the alliance's mission in Afghanistan in the post-2014 period.
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Monday, September 10, 2012, 01:43 PM

 

NATO Secretary General commends strong defence and security cooperation with Azerbaijan
 

The NATO Secretary General thanked Azerbaijan for its participation in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan and relayed the Alliance’s appreciation for the country’s additional support given to NATO operations, through over flight and transit lines. Azerbaijan is also helping to fund the training of Afghan security forces.

The NATO Secretary General thanked Azerbaijan for its participation in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan and relayed the Alliance’s appreciation for the country’s additional support given to NATO operations, through over flight and transit lines. Azerbaijan is also helping to fund the training of Afghan security forces.
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Monday, September 10, 2012, 10:20 AM

 

Iran will unveil its new home-made cruise missile Meshkat in the near future
 

Senior Iranian defense ministry officials announced on Sunday, September 9, 2012, that they plan to unveil a highly advanced cruise missile Meshkat (Lantern) seen as a huge advancement in Iran's missile capability as its range is several times more than the country's most advanced cruise products.

Senior Iranian defense ministry officials announced on Sunday, September 9, 2012, that they plan to unveil a highly advanced cruise missile Meshkat (Lantern) seen as a huge advancement in Iran's missile capability as its range is several times more than the country's most advanced cruise products.
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Sunday, September 9, 2012, 01:35 PM

 

Iranian army will continue to optimize local made Zulfiqar main battle tank against modern threats
 

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the country continues optimizing the home-made Zulfiqar tanks in a bid to upgrade its capabilities against modern threats.

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the country continues optimizing the home-made Zulfiqar tanks in a bid to upgrade its capabilities against modern threats.
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Saturday, September 8, 2012, 10:09 AM

 

United States Marine Corps orders 260 Oshkosh MTVR Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement
 

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will deliver more than 260 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements to the U.S. Marine Corps following a delivery order from the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM).

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will deliver more than 260 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements to the U.S. Marine Corps following a delivery order from the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM).
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Saturday, September 8, 2012, 09:49 AM

 

Tactical Missiles Corporation of Russia launched latest generation of anti-radar missile Kh-31PD
 

The consortium of Tactical Missiles Corporation (JSC) of Russia launched serial production of the latest generation of anti-radar missile Kh-31PD, announced Friday to reporters the CEO Consortium Boris Obnossov at the 9th International Exhibition of Hydroaviation GIDROAVIASALON 2012, taking place in Gelendzhik, Russia from 5 to 9 September 2012.

The consortium of Tactical Missiles Corporation (JSC) of Russia launched serial production of the latest generation of anti-radar missile Kh-31PD, announced Friday to reporters the CEO Consortium Boris Obnossov at the 9th International Exhibition of Hydroaviation GIDROAVIASALON 2012, taking place in Gelendzhik, Russia from 5 to 9 September 2012.
Friday, September 7, 2012, 12:56 AM

 

Russian and India joint venture for manufacturing of Russian-made BM-30 Smerch rocket launcher
 

Moscow and Delhi have agreed to set up a joint venture in India for manufacturing and post-sales servicing of rockets for Russian BM-30 MLRS Smerch Multiple Launch Rocket System, state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday, August 5, 2012.

Moscow and Delhi have agreed to set up a joint venture in India for manufacturing and post-sales servicing of rockets for Russian BM-30 MLRS Smerch Multiple Launch Rocket System, state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday, August 5, 2012.
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Friday, September 7, 2012, 11:25 AM

 

Iran will use new type of missiles on the Russian-made S-200 ground-to-air defense system
 

Senior Iranian air defense officials announced that they are mounting new types of missiles on S-200 anti-aircraft missile system. Speaking to reporters on the occasion of the National Day of Air Defense in Tehran , Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said that Iran has optimized the capabilities of the Russian-made S-200 systems.

Senior Iranian air defense officials announced that they are mounting new types of missiles on S-200 anti-aircraft missile system. Speaking to reporters on the occasion of the National Day of Air Defense in Tehran , Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said that Iran has optimized the capabilities of the Russian-made S-200 systems.
Friday, September 7, 2012, 10:08 AM

 

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