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New Puma Rheinmetall Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV) for the German Army.

A prototype of the new AIFV Puma for the German Army was today presented to the contracting authority. PSM GmbH, Kassel, responsible as prime contractor, has thus met an important contractual milestone with the presentation of the so-called system demonstrator on 20 December 2005. The Army is to receive a total of 410 vehicles representing a total value of approximately 3 billion euros. See more information, read this document.
20 December 2005

New German Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle picture

 

 

North Korea Back Menu
North Korean troop exercise an anti-aircraft weapon in Pyongannam-do, north of Pyongyang

In this photo released by the pro-North Korea agency Korea Central News Agency in Tokyo Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, women soldiers of a North Korean troop exercise an anti-aircraft weapon ZU-23-4 in Pyongannam-do, north of Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005.
19 December 2005

North Korean
ZU-23-4 anti-aircraft gun picture

 

 

Palestine Back Menu
Israeli warplane fired missiles into key bridges in nothern Gaza.

Palestinian security men inspect a damaged armoured personal carrier BRDM-2 after an Israeli warplane fired missiles into key bridges in northern Gaza December 18, 2005. Israeli aircraft struck the Gaza Strip repeatedly early on Sunday and the army said it had targeted sites used by militants firing rockets into Israel and roads for transporting the makeshift missiles.
18 December 2005

Palestinian BRDM-2 wheeled armoured vehicle picture
BRDM-2
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Sri Lanka Back Menu
Tamil Tiger rebels have rejected a Sri Lankan offer to hold peace talks

Sri Lankan soldiers stand on an armoured car Saladin as they take part in a ceremony in Colombo. Tamil Tiger rebels have rejected a Sri Lankan offer to hold peace talks at an Asian venue and insisted that any negotiations must be in the capital of the peacebroker Norway.
17 December 2005

Sri Lankan Saladin wheeled armoured vehicle picture Sri Lankan Saladin wheeled armoured vehicle picture
SALADIN
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SALADIN
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India Back Menu
Celebration of victoria day " Vijay Diva ", to mark the victory of the Indian Army during the war with pakistan in 1971.

Indian army soldiers stand beside their displayed tanks T-55 during 'Vijay Divas', or victory day celebrations, at India Gate in New Delhi December 16, 2005. Vijay Divas is celebrated to mark the victory of the Indian army in the 1971 war with Pakistan and to remember those who died, an Indian army statement said.
16 December 2005

Indian T-55 main battle tank picture
T-55
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Philippine Back Menu
Members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force keep guard in the street of Manila.

Members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force keep guard beside an Armored Personnel Carrier
V-150 inside Manila city police headquarters on Monday, Dec. 12, 2005. Rumors of a coup attempt by disgruntled soldiers on the weekend prompted authorities to beef up security at key military and police installations, police officials said.
12 December 2005

Philippine V-150 wheeled armoured vehicle picture Philippine V-150 wheeled armoured vehicle picture
V-150
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V-150
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Sri Lanka Back Menu
Seven Sri Lankan soldiers have been killed in a landmine attack in the northern town of Jaffna

Tamil town of Jaffna. Police-men from Sri Lanka's Special Task Force checks a vechile in Colombo. Seven Sri Lankan soldiers have been killed in a landmine attack in the northern town of Jaffna, the second major attack blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels in three days, as the new army chief vowed to take on terrorism
05 December 2005

Sri Lankan wheeled armoured vehicle picture Sri Lankan soldier picture Sri Lankan soldier picture

 

 

Israel Back Menu
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) announced a contract for a helicopter upgrade program for Bulgarian Mi-24 and Mi-17.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) announced the December 2, 2005, it signed a €57.3 million (approximately $70 million) contract for a helicopter upgrade program with the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense. The program includes upgrading 12 MI-24 combat helicopters and 6 MI-17 transport helicopters, to comply with NATO standards. The program is expected to be performed over a three-year period. It will be executed with the participation of Bulgarian aerospace and defense industries.
02 December 2005

Bulgarian Mi-17 Helicopter picture Bulgarian Mi-24 Helicopter picture

 

 

Canada Back Menu
Two missing armoured personnel carriers M113 TOW.

A police officer walks beside a flatbed truck showing one of two missing armoured personnel carriers on a highway near Toronto December 2, 2005. Police arrested the driver, who was working for a company that had been hired to take the surplus vehicles from a military base to Montreal. The driver was stopped heading in the wrong direction.
02 December 2005

Canadian M113 TOW picture Canadian M113 TOW picture

 

 

United Kingdom Back Menu
A total of 449 Warriors are to be upgraded with two-person turret armed with the 40 mm Case Telescoped Weapon System.

Under current plans it is expected that a total of 449 Warriors are to be upgraded under the WLIP with another 125/150 being converted into Armoured Battlegroup Support Vehicles (ABSVs). The DPA has already awarded CTA International (a joint venture between the now BAE Systems Land System of the UK and Giat Industries of France) a contract to supply a complete two-person turret armed with the 40 mm Case Telescoped Weapon System (CTWS) under the Manned Turret Integration Programme (MTIP). This will culminate in a live crew clearance and user evaluation on a Warrior chassis in late 2006.
02 December 2005

British Warrior 40 mm gun armoured infantry fighting vehicle picture British Turret Warrior 40 mm gun armoured infantry fighting vehicle picture

 

 

Turkey Back Menu
Turkish military exercise 'Toros' near the divided Cypriot capital of Nicosia.

U.S.-made M48 tanks take part in a Turkish military exercise 'Toros' near the divided Cypriot capital of Nicosia, on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005. The Turkish military launched a three-day exercise Wednesday in the northern part of this divided Mediterranean island in clear retaliation to last month's drills by Greek Cypriots.
02 December 2005

Turkish M48 main battle tank picture

 

 

Turkey Back Menu
Two new vehicles, the Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) and the Armoured Engineer Vehicle (AEV) - based on surplus M48T5 chassis

Recently, two new vehicles, the Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) and the Armoured Engineer Vehicle (AEV) - based on surplus M48T5 chassis, have been developed and placed in production at the Kayseri facilities of the TLFC. This two vehicles was show during the laste Defence Exhibition IDEF 2005 to Ankara, Turkey. The first, is the M48 ARV who has a combat weight of 51 tonnes and is fitted with a hydraulically operated winch with a maximum rated capacity of 70 tonnes and an auxiliary winch with a capacity of two tonnes. Both winches are located to the front of the vehicle. The second, the M48 AEV is very similar to the ARV and has the same two winches and a front-mounted stabiliser/dozer blade. The boom is still mounted on the right side of the hull at the front but has an extendable jib that can be rapidly fitted with various attachments to meet specific engineer requirements. The boom can be traversed through 195º but when being used as a crane can lift only seven tonnes.
02 December 2005

Turkish M48T5 AEV engineer armoured vehicle picture Turkish M48T5 ARV armoured recovery vehicle picture

 

 

Russia Back Menu
New Russian vehicle, MT-LBM receives gun/missile armament.

A new self-propelled short-range hybrid gun/missile system has been developed by the OAO Muromteplovoz military factory joint-stock company from the Russian city of Murom, writes Miroslav Gyurosi. The 6M1B5 air-defence vehicle is based on an improved version of the MT-LBM light tracked chassis and is armed with a 6MB5 combined gun/missile system intended to provide all-aspect defence against low-flying air targets. This is mounted on a turret that is electromechanically stabilised in two planes.
01 December 2005

Russian MT-LBM 6M1B5 picture Russian MT-LBM 6M1B5 picture Russian MT-LBM 6M1B5 picture

 

 

Germany Back Menu
KZO drone system delivered to Bundeswehr – Unmanned aerial reconnaissance keeps soldiers out of harm’s way

By the end of 2007, the German Army will have six KZO systems in its inventory, comprising sixty drones and twelve ground systems. As the Bundeswehr’s new “eye in the sky”, the drone provides the ground station with precise, comprehensive information in real time. Apart from its obvious role as a source of battlefield intelligence, the KZO can also be deployed to monitor ceasefires or sanctions. This drone system is a product of Rheinmetall Defence Electronics – a subsidiary of the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group – as a global leader in the domain of drone technology. The KZO drone operates at altitudes of 300 to 3,500 metres. The KZO drone operates at altitudes of 300 to 3,500 metres. It is deployable in virtually all weathers. Even under conditions of heavy electromagnetic interference, it can transmit target information back to base at ranges of over 100 kilometres. The KZO can detect stationary and moving targets alike, including their speed and direction of travel; it can remain aloft for over 3.5 hours.
01 December 2005

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