Sunday, 31 July 2011

Elements of GLONASS navigation system will be integrated to individual Russian soldiers individual equipment

Elements of the Russian satellite global positioning system GLONASS will be integrated into the communication equipment of the Russian soldiers airborne troops, announced Saturday, 30 July, 2011, the Russian army airborne troops chief of staff, General Nikolaï Ignatov.
Elements of the GLONASS Russian satellite global positionning system integrtated to Russian airborne troops individual soldier equipment
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Russian army airborne troops will accept for service new self-propelled artillery gun in 2013

Russian army airborne forces will accept for service new state-of-the-art self-propelled artillery guns in 2013, Lt. Gen. Nikolai Ignatov said on Saturday, July 30, 2011.
Russian airborne troops are now equipped with the latest generation of anti-tank gun 2S25 Sprut-SD
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Saturday, 30 July 2011

NATO fighter strikes Libyan state TV satellite facility during Operation Unified Protector

A few hours ago, NATO conducted a precision air strike that disabled three ground-based Libyan state TV satellite transmission dishes in Tripoli.
Tornado GR4's from RAF Marham take off on Op ELLAMY for Operations over Libya.
(Archive image/Copyright British Royal air Force)
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First test version of the Scout SV with the joining of Experimental turret to a "mule" base platform

Little over a year since signing the Specialist Vehicle (SV) contract between the UK Ministry of Defence and General Dynamics UK, the first test version of the reconnaissance variant, Scout SV, has begun to take shape with the successful joining of the Experimental Demonstration Unit (EDU) turret to a “mule” base platform at the first attempt.

U.S. Army prepares to produce the first JLTVs Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

After refining requirements during a two-year Technology Development phase for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Army developers are poised to conduct a full and open competition geared toward formal production, service officials said.
The three Defence companies which propose vehicles for the JLTV program
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U.S. army has purchased new line of autonomous vehicle the SMSS Squad Mission Support System

The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force, through the Robotics Technology Consortium, selected the Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) to deploy to Afghanistan for a first-of-its-kind military assessment. SMSS will deploy as the winner of the Project Workhorse Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) competition sponsored by the Army.
Link to SMSS Squad Mission Support System UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle technical Data Sheet
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British soldiers in Afghanistan will be equipped with new ballistic and explosion protective clothing

The final phase of the British MOD's pelvic protection system will be issued to troops on the front line in Afghanistan in the next few months along with a new Personal Clothing System.
Private Scott Littleton, 2 Mercian Regiment, wearing the new protective clothing
[Picture: Andrew Linnett, Crown Copyright/British MOD 2011]
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British Defence Company Supacat launches a new Special Forces vehicle, the Wildcat DSEI 2011

The British Defence Company Supacat is launching a military variant of the Rally Raid proven Wildcat into the worldwide defence market to offer a high performance, off road vehicle for special forces, border patrol, reconnaissance, rapid intervention or strike roles.
Link to Technical Data Sheet and pictures Wildcat Special Forces high speed off-road vehicle
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Thursday, 28 July 2011

British Royal Navy frigate Type 23 Duke class HMS Sutherland begins boarding operations off Libya

Having arrived off the coast of Libya this weekend, the British Royal Navy HMS Sutherland has already conducted a boarding operation under the auspices of UN Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973.
HMS Sutherland's boarding party
[Picture: Crown Copyright/British MOD 2011]

New Counter-IED Improvised Explosive Devices to help U.S. army soldiers to identify roadside bomb

The Asia Pacific Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center recently added a mobile CIED trainer device to help U.S. Army Soldiers identify deadly roadside bombs during their deployments.
Soldiers from the 536th Support Maintenance Company, 25th Infantry Division, operate a Humvee simulator during a recent training exercise inside the Mobile Counter IED Trainer at Schofield Barrack, Hawaii. (Picture U.S. Army)
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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Three French soldiers of UNIFIL were wounded by road side bomb near Saida in Lebanon

Three French soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) were wounded by road side bomb near the city of Saida. The front of the troop carrier bore the brunt of the blast and was badly damaged, with several parts blown 20 to 30 metres away.

Russia will allow to increase its modern military equipment to 70% by 2020

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ordered on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, to complete promptly the remaining 30% of contracts under the 2011 state arms procurement program.
Russian army is now equipped with the latest generation of main battle tank T-90
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BAE Systems Awarded $56 Million From U.S. Marine Corps for RG33 MRAP Work

BAE Systems received multiple awards from the U.S. Marine Corps totalling more than $56 million for five separate delivery orders for work on the RG-33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The awards will provide upgrades for MRAP vehicles currently in the field.
Link to Technicala Data Sheet and pictures RG33 MRAP mine protected vehicle
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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

German Acoustic Shooter Locating System (ASLS) from Rheinmetall now ready for market

The first basic version of the new Rheinmetall Acoustic Shooter Locating System (ASLS) is now ready for the market. The ASLS basic version comprises a powerful acoustic sensor platform (microphone antenna) with integrated analysis electronics as well as a control and display device inside the vehicle.
Rheinmetall Acoustic Shooter Locating System (ASLS) Antenna
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Monday, 25 July 2011

North Korea has started to build new railways to transport materials to a new missile base

North Korea has been laying train tracks between a new missile test site in Tongchang-ri, North Pyongan Province and a nearby railroad station.
North Korean Taepodong-2 ballistic missile

Live trial launch test for the new Israeli anti-ballistic missile Arrow 3

Israel recently completed a launch test of its Arrow 3 missile, a locally-developed system designed to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles high in the atmosphere, local media said on Monday, July 25, 2011. Scant details of the test were revealed during the Second Annual Israel Multinational Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition in Tel Aviv which will was held this July 25, 2011.
Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile full-scale model at Paris Air Show 2011
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Elbit Systems Awarded an Israeli Ministry of Defense Follow-on Order for the Digital Army Program

Israeli Defence Company Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE:ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded a $40 million order by the Israel Ministry of Defense (MOD) for the follow- on Digital Army Program (DAP).
Ground Station DAP Digital Army Program (Source image : Elbit Systems)
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Saudi army troops may have been sent to quell unrest in the Gulf island state, Bahrain

Saudi Arabia has been rotating some of its army troops in Bahrain, the Bahraini state news agency BNA said on Saturday, July 23, 2011, following reports more Saudi troops may have been sent to quell unrest in the Gulf island state.
Saudi army troops enter in Bahrain (Archive image: March 2011)
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Sunday, 24 July 2011

A third Russian regiment of ground-to-air missiles S-400 Triumph will be operational in 2011

A third regiment of ground-to-air missiles S-400 Triumph will be operational in 2011, announced Friday to Mojaïsk, in the area of Moscow, the commander of the Troops of the Russian unified defence strategic command of aerospace, General Valeri Ivanov.
Link to Technical Data Sheet and pictures Russian S-400 Triumph SA-21 Growler missile system
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Two thirds of the Russian territory is protected by army air defence units

The Russian army troops of unified defence aerospace strategic command protect two thirds of the Russian territory, announced Friday, 22 July, 2011, to Mojaïsk, near Moscow, the commander of the troops Valeri Ivanov.
S-400 ground-to-air missile is the standard air defence system of Russian army
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United States approves the Army plan for the program GCV Ground Combat Vehicles

The Pentagon has approved an Army plan to build a fleet of “Ground Combat Vehicles” that could cost as much as $10.5 million each, according to Defense News. (Source Star and Stripes)
The vehicle of GCV program will replace the armoured infantry fighting vehicle Bradley in U.S. Army
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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Brunei selects Eurocopter EC725 and Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk for its support helicopter programme

Brunei has shortlisted the Eurocopter EC725 and Sikorksy S-70i Black Hawk for its support helicopter programme. The defence ministry said two other candidates have been eliminated from the competition - the AgustaWestland AW139 and Bell 412.
EC725 Eurocopter helicopter France French Defence Industry Military Technology
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British Royal Navy maintains the pressure on the military forces of Kadhafi in Libya

Three days and nights of fire and steel saw Royal Navy sailors and aircrew heavily in action as a succession of blows was delivered to the Gaddafi regime. British Royal Navy HMS Iron Duke lit the way for Allied jets to take out regime rocket positions near Zlitan, while her high explosive shells silenced a gun battery outside the besieged city of Misrata, Libya.

British Royal Navy HMS Iron Duke Type 23 frigate
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First Euro Hawk UAS Unmanned Aircraft System successfully touched down in Germany

EURO HAWK®, the first high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE), signals intelligence (SIGINT) unmanned aircraft system based on the RQ-4 Global Hawk produced by Northrop Grumman for the German Bundeswehr, successfully touched down in Manching, Germany, July 21, 2011.
First EURO HAWK® Unmanned Aircraft System Touches Down in Germany
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U.S. Army soldiers mortar crews have started receiving new lightweight 60 mm mortar

U.S. Army soldiers mortar crews have started receiving new lightweight 60mm mortar systems that are approximately 20 percent lighter than previous versions. The Program Executive Office for Ammunition fielded the Army’s first M224A1 60mm Lightweight Company Mortar Systems to 1st Special Forces Group in Fort Lewis, Wash., last month.
The new lightweight 60mm mortar system. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Photo)
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Friday, 22 July 2011

India successfully test-fired of its new short range surface-to-surface Prahaar missile

DRDO Defence Company of India successfully flight tested its latest surface to surface missile Prahaar at 08.20 A.M on 21st July 2011 from Launch Complex III, off Chandipur Coast, ITR, Balasore, Orissa. The missile with a range of 150 km, comparable to ATACMS Missile of United States of America, fills the vital gap between Multi Barrel Rockets and Medium range Ballistic Missiles.
Mobile launching station Prahaar surface-to-surface missile
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US spy drone would have been shot down by Iran during a flight near a nuclear enrichment plant

Member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ali Aqazadeh Dafsari said on Tuesday that an American unmanned spy drone was shot down near the Fordo nuclear enrichment plant in Qom province by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)'s Air Defense units.
The Fordo nuclear enrichment plant is being built inside a mountain near Qom
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Dassault Aviation in cooperation with Israeli Company IAI will provide new drone for French Army

During a meeting of the Ministerial Investment Committee, Gerard Longuet, Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, decided to open talks with civil and military aviation company Dassault Aviation for it to design variants of an Israeli-made medium-altitude, long endurance unmanned drones for use by the French military, starting in 2014.
The Israeli Heron could be the next generation of Drone used by the French Army
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Thursday, 21 July 2011

General Dynamics European land Systems, MTB Bridge, Piranha 3 and Eagle armoured at DSEI 2011

General Dynamics European Land System (GDELS) will present the Medium Trackway Bridge (MTB), the latest member of its bridge family, the PIRANHA 3 with an Overhead Weapon Station and the EAGLE light tactical vehicle with a Remote Control Weapon (RCW) station at the DSEi 2011 exhibition in London from 13-16th September 2011.
Link to Technical Data Sheet and Pictures MTB - Medium Trackway Bridge
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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

NATO continues to engage key military targets in Tripoli and pro-Qaddafi forces in Libya

Early the morning, July 18, 2011, NATO forces struck an antenna radar system, which was being solely used for military purposes at Tripoli’s main airport. The antenna, which was previously used for civilian air traffic control, was being used by pro-Qadhafi forces to track NATO air assets in the airspace over Tripoli and to coordinate their own air defence early warning system.
French Mirage 2000D participating in NATO's Operation Unified Protector (Image Source NATO)
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Russia and United Kingdom are planning to expand their bilateral military cooperation

Russia and United Kingdom are planning to expand significantly their bilateral military cooperation after a long period of strained relations between the two militaries, chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Nikolai Makarov said on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
General Sir David Richards - Chief of the General Staff of British Army
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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Russian army will be equipped in the future with inflatable fake air defence systems

After the inflatable tanks and fighter’s aircrafts, the Russian Army will obtain similar counterparts of air defence systems to simulate real weapons.
Inflatable air defence missile system S-300 fake at Defence Exhibition in Russia
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US Ambassador hands over armoured vehicles, military equipment to Hungarian army

US Ambassador Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis presented a batch of armoured vehicles and other military equipment to the Hungarian army at its Szolnok base in central Hungary on Monday, July 18,2011.
Hungarian Army Humvee in Afghanistan
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Navistar Defense to Produce Second Round of MRAP MaxxPro Recovery Vehicle for US Marine Corps

Navistar Defense, LLC today announced that it received a delivery order for 140 International® MaxxPro® Recovery vehicles with rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) nets from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command. The order for $142 million also includes parts and support for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. Navistar received its first MaxxPro Recovery vehicle order in November 2010.
Link To Data Sheet and pictures International MaxxPro Recovery MRAP vehicle

Monday, 18 July 2011

British Army Royal Marines help clear Helmand route in Afghanistan of Improvised Explosive Devices

British army Royal Marines soldiers have recently helped cleared explosive devices from a key route in Helmand, (Afghanistan) allowing vital access for coalition forces and locals.
Royal Marine Sergeant Major Andy Place keeps an eye out for improvised explosive devices during Operation ZAMROD PAK 10
[Picture: Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Snodgrass, US Navy/ISAF 2011/ British Army Picture]
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U.S. Army soldiers will be soon equipped with a new lighter machine gun version of M249 SAW

Any U.S. Army Soldier who has ever served as a squad automatic weapon gunner is resigned to the burden of lugging a heavy weapon and ammunition on patrol. Soldiers may soon have a solution, however, one that cuts the weight of small-arms ammunition nearly in half and provides a potential replacement for the SAW that weighs a whopping 8.3 pounds less than the current M249.
Kori Phillips, an ARDEC systems management engineer, talks to Sgt. Jason Reed about the chamber of the lighter version of the M249 machine gun. (U.S. Army picture)
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Libyan rebels are fighting Muammar Gaddafi forces in Brega

Libyan Rebel forces have been advancing on Brega for several days despite heavy artillery fire from government troops holding the town. Video of July 14th, 2011 show that the rebels troops rebel's start to be organized like a real army.

Azerbaijan to attend 19th International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO 2011 in Poland

The Azerbaijani delegation will participate in the 19th International Defense Industry Exhibition “MSPO 2011”, which will be held on September 5-8 in Kielce city, Poland, the exhibition’s organizing committee told APA.
Azerbaijani Minster of Defense Industry Yavar Jamalov
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Static vehicle Land systems park makes its debut at defence Exhibion in London DSEi 2011

A new feature at DSEI 2011 - the vehicle park - adds depth to an already strong land systems showing. The pivotal role of land systems in conducting asymmetric warfare is highlighted at DSEi, Europe's leading event for land, maritime and air applications of defence and security products and equipment, which takes place at ExCeL, London from 13 - 16 September 2011.

Husky mine detection vehicle with Ground Penetrating Radar GPR
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New armor for U.S. Army Caiman armoured vehicle in Iraq against Iranian made bombs and rockets

The U.S. military has begun fitting new armor to its most heavily fortified wheeled vehicles in Iraq because of improved bombs coming from Iran, the Defense Department’s procurement chief said today.
U.S. Army MRAP Caiman in Iraq
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Friday, 15 July 2011

Australian army takes delivery of 31 new Nary patrol vehicles named Jackal in United Kingdom Army

The Special Forces Regiment (SAS) of Australian Army will finally take delivery of 31 new $80 million Nary patrol vehicles, known as Jackals, this month – more than three years later than planned.
Nary patrol vehicle (Source: Australian Army)
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Oshkosh Defence receives a new order from U.S. Army for 400 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles

Oshkosh Defense will build and deliver an additional 400 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle base variants with integrated underbody protection following an order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC).
Link to Data Sheet and pictures Oshkosh MATV all-Terrain mine protected vehicle
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Thursday, 14 July 2011

British armed forces continue attacks against Colonel Gaddafi's troops in Libya

The British Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force have continued to protect Libyan civilians at risk of attack from Gaddafi's forces over the last few days with a number of strikes on key targets.
HMS Liverpool fires her 4.5-inch (114mm) gun on 8 July 2011 during action in support of NATO-led Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR
[Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Caroline Davies, Crown Copyright/British MOD 2011]
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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Russia is ready to buy foreign military equipment if domestically products are overpriced

Russia's Defense Ministry can buy foreign military equipment if domestically produced gear is overpriced, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday, June 12, 2011.
Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov during a military parade in Moscow
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Turkey is going to produce Azerbaijan's "Istiglal" 12.7 mm Anti-Material Sniper Rifle

Turkey is going to produce 12.7mm Istiglal sniper rifle (IST-12.7 Anti-Material Rifle) created by Azerbaijani engineers, Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) of Turkey told APA.
Azerbaijan's "Istiglal" 14.5mm Anti-Material Sniper Rifle
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French President has announced that france will pull out at least 1,000 troops from Afghanistan

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that his country will pull out at least 1,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year. His announcement came Tuesday during his visit to the war-hit nation.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the centre with troops during a visit in Afghanistan
(French Army picture)
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The optimized version of Iranian S-200 surface-to-air missile has stunned Russian experts

A senior Iranian military commander said that the country's experts have been able to optimize the Russian-made S-200 anti-aircraft missile system so well that the Iranian version of the system has stunned Russian experts.
Iranian optimized version of Russian made S-200 ground-to-air missile system

Diehl performs successful IRIS-T SL firing campaign at the OTB Firing Range in South Africa

With two further IRIS-T SL test firings, Diehl Defence demonstrated the scheduled progress in the development of the surface-to-air guided missile IRIS-T SL (Surface Launched). The firing campaign took place at the OTB Firing Range in South Africa on May 19 and 26, 2011.
IRIS-T surface-to-air guided missile at ILA Air Show in Germany
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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The new M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle is now in service in the U.S.Army

The Fort Sill Special Reaction Team is setting their sights further downrange, with new M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Systems. They received the new weapon last week, and 'Oh boy' were they excited.
M110 Sniper rifle

U.S. Army MRAP vehicle course to help increase safety and decrease deadly accidents

Grafenwoehr’s Combat Drivers Training program is the only program in Europe to train drivers for driving conditions and vehicle familiarization in Afghanistan. The program is meant to help increase safety and decrease deadly accidents caused by unfamiliarity with the vehicle and terrain.

Azerbaijan bought STAMP remote-controlled weapon station from the Turkish Company ASELSAN

Azerbaijan bought from Turkey the controlled weapon systems STAMP (Stabilized Machine Gun Platform). This weapon system is mounted on the wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier Matador.
Matador wheeled armoured vehicle of Azerbaijan with Turkish ASELSAN STAMP remote-controled weapon station
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BAE Systems receives a contract from U.S. Army for 43 armoured recovery vehicles M88A2

BAE Systems in York, PA receives a $165.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for 43 more M88 HERCULES (Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Life Evacuation System) tracked armored recovery vehicles, from the US Army.
U.S. Army M88A2 HERCULES (Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Life Evacuation System)
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