Thursday, 28 June 2012

Turkish army starts deployment of rocket launcher and anti-aircraft guns along border with Syria

Turkey started deploying rocket launchers and anti-aircraft guns along its border with Syria after its fighter jet was shot down by its neighbor last week, according to local media on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Turkish television showed that a convoy of about 30 military vehicles, including trucks loaded with missile batteries, arrived in Turkey's coastal town of Iskenderun and deployed near the the Syrian border 50 km away on Wednesday.
A Turkish military truck transports a mobile missile launcher in Hatay province near the Turkish-Syrian border June 28, 2012.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Analysis of the anti-aircraft threats of the Syrian Armed forces by Army Recognition.

After the shot down of the Turkish F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft by the Syrian, the online defence magazine Army Recognition analyzes the anti-aircraft threats of Syrian armed forces. Syria has one of the most sophisticated Soviet-designed air defence systems outside of the former Eastern Bloc countries. Russia has recently delivered the last generation of air-defence systems as Buk-M2E (NATO name SA-17 Grizzly) and Pantsyr-S1 (NATO code SA-22.
Syriand armed forces are equipped with the latest generation of Russian-made air defense system Pantsyr-S1

Heavy fights between Syrian armed forces and free Syrian army around the capital Damascus

Clashes erupted overnight Monday, June 25, 2012, and after daybreak Tuesday in Damascus' suburbs of Hameh and Qudsaiah between the Syrian troops and armed rebels. The clashes rattled the capital in one of the worst clashes so far around Damascus in the 16-month unrest, keeping most residents awake due to all the explosions and gunshots.
Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon during clashes with Syrian troops near Idlib, Syria.
(Archive image June 15, 2012)

Monday, 25 June 2012

British army displays the first Foxhound Light Patrol Protected Vehicle which enter in service

The British army displays Foxhound at DVD 2012 Defence Vehicles Dynamics, the first vehicle to enter service using an 'open systems' approach. This approach means so-called 'off-the-shelf' upgrades are easier and that there will be greater uniformity with other new technologies and vehicles - future-proofing the Army's core capabilities.
New British Foxhound Light Patrol Protected Vehicle at DVD 2012 Defence Exhibition

Turkey considers that the downing of its fighter aircraft by Syria as an act of aggression

A Turkish F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft was shot down by Syrian armed forces, Sunday, June 24, 2012. Syria insists the Turkish jet was inside its airspace when it was fired on after Syrian military failed to indentify it.
F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft of Turkish Air Force (Archive image)

German Company IDB member of the Textron TAPV program winning team for Canadian army

The IBD Group of Germany is proud to be member of the Textron team which is the winner of the Canadian TAPV (Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle) program.
The TAPV 4x4 vehicle is the successor of the Armored Security Vehicle (ASV4x4).

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Russian Navy Neustrashimy-class Frigate Yaroslav Mudry to Join FRUKUS International Drills

Russia's Yaroslav Mudry frigate will join the FRUKUS international naval drills that will kick off in the Baltic Sea on Sunday, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said. The annual naval drills, which traditionally involve France, Russia, Britain and the United States, practice interoperability for future joint operations.
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Friday, 22 June 2012

Lockheed Martin’s future in France looks promising following positive feedback and interest

Lockheed Martin’s outlook in France is looking promising as sources in the French Army are giving overwhelmingly positive feedback on the Javelin missile and a number of French defense industries are expressing an increased interest in the American global defense and advanced technology company’s weapon systems. Here is what we learned during Eurosatory which was held in Paris June 11 to 15.
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BAE Systems presents the first serial production of Terrier combat engineer vehicle at DVD 2012

At DVD 2012 Defence Vehicle Dynamics exhibition, BAE Systems presents the first serial production of its combat engineer vehicle, the Terrier which is now in service with the British Army.
BAE Systems Terrier combat engineer vehicle at DVD 2012 Defence Vehicle Dynamics exhibition, Millbrook, United Kingdom.

British Company Ricardo unveils new concept in life extension for Pinzgauer light truck

British Company Ricardo will use DVD 2012 (Defence Vehicle Dynamics Exhibition) to launch a re-engineered version of the popular Pinzgauer platform, delivering cost-effective military capability and life extension.
Ricardo Pinzgauer light tactical truck upgrade at DVD 2012 Defence Vehicle Dynamics exhibition, Millbrook, United Kingdom

BAE Systems will upgrade and build CV90 armoured infantry fignting vehicle for Norwegian army

BAE Systems will upgrade and build CV90 armoured combat vehicles for the Norwegian Army under a contract worth approximately £500 million ($750 million) awarded by the Norwegian Government.
Norwegian army CV90 armoured infantry fighting vehicle
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Singaporean and Chinese ministers of defense meet to discuss military cooperation

Liang Guanglie, state councilor and minister of national defense of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), held talks with Ng Eng Hen, the visiting minister for defense of the Republic of Singapore, on the afternoon of June 18, 2012 in Beijing. The two sides exchanged views on such issues as the relations between the two countries and the two militaries, regional security and the South China Sea issue.
Gen. Liang Guanglie (R), state councilor and minister of national defense of the People's Republic of China, holds a welcoming ceremony for visiting Singapore Minister for Defense Ng Eng Hen (L), and accompanied him to review the guard of honor of the PLA three services on the afternoon of June 18, 2012 in Beijing.

DCNS and Pipavav team up to address India’s naval needs

DCNS and Pipavav have decided to establish a strategic partnership for bringing DCNS technologies, methods and skills into Pipavav, India’s first and largest integrated defence company. The focus of the teaming is to build the highest state of the art strategic assets including modern warships for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard.
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Royal Navy hails Thales Captas-4 S2087 towed Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) as ‘world’s best’

Thales UK’s state-of-the-art Sonar 2087 – fitted to a Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigate – has played a vital role in a major international anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise in the Gulf of Oman. HMS Westminster and a Trafalgar-class submarine led the RN’s involvement in Exercise Arabian Shark, a test of Coalition navies to deal with submarines in the Arabian Sea. During the exercise, the RN described the combined ASW capabilities of the ship and helicopter sonar as being ‘the best in the world’
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First defection of MiG-21 Syrian Air Force fighter aircraft pilot

A Syrian military pilot of MIG-21 fighter aircraft flew to Jordan and was granted asylum Thursday, June 21, 2012, a day after the United States warned members of the Syrian military they could face international criminal prosecution for attacks on civilians.
The Syrian air force Russian-made MiG-21 plane that a pilot landed in northern Jordan

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Renault Trucks Defense and ACMAT live demo of their range of vehicles to the international press

Once again the companies Renault Trucks Defense and ACMAT showed their expertise in the design and manufacture of tactical and combat vehicles at the Defence & Security Exhibition Eurosatory 2012 by presenting to the worldwide military experts more than 40 different types of vehicles. Monday, June 18, 2012, the international press was invited to test vehicles in off-road conditions.
Driver team Renault Trucks Defense and ACMAT at live demonstration for international press

Rheinmetall to supply the Bundeswehr with cutting-edge “Gladius” infantry soldier equipment

The German Bundeswehr has placed an order with the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group to supply it with state-of-the-art infantry equipment. A contract to this effect has now been signed at the Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) in Koblenz.
Rheinmetall Gladius infantry soldier equipment

Sunday, 17 June 2012

MEERKAT of French Company NBC Sys the CBRN modules for light combat vehicles at Eurosatory

At Eurosatory 2012 International Defence & Security Exhibition, the French Company NBC Sys presents its CBRN modules MEERKAT for light combat vehicles the new quick response against Chemical, Biological threats. NBC Sys is a worldwide leader for design and manufacturing of CBRN (Nuclear, Radiological, Biological or Chemical) equipment and solutions.
NBC Sys MEERKAT Sampling module on Quad Polaris 6x6 during live demonstration
at Eurosatory 2012.

French RAID Team Reveals ReconRobotics' Robot Role in Toulouse Counterterrorism Operation

On March 22, 2012, commandos from the elite French counterterrorism team R.A.I.D. (Recherché Assistance Intervention Dissuasion) killed Mohamed Merah, an Islamic extremist who had shot three French soldiers in addition to three children and a rabbi at a Jewish elementary school in Toulouse. The operation ended a long standoff in which Merah had barricaded himself in his apartment and challenged police to enter. On June 13, a RAID team spokesman revealed for the first time that an innovative micro-robot played a key role in helping resolve the situation.
ReconRobotics Recon Scout XT. This is the robot that was used in the RAID Toulouse operation.

General Dynamics submits GMV 1.1 for U.S. Special Operations Ground Mobility Vehicle program

General Dynamics Land Systems has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV 1.1) program. The proposal was delivered to Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla.
General Dynamics Land Systems GMV 1.1 Ground Mobility Vehicle submits
for Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Bulgaria has signed a contract for the sale of 500 MT-LB multirole tracked armoured vehicles to Iraq

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has negotiated a deal for the supply of 500 MT-LB armored vehicles to Iraq. Decision to sign the contract was made on May, 31, 2012 in the presence of Sadoun al-Dulaimi, Iraqi acting Minister of Defence at Hemus 2012 International Defense and Security exhibition.
A Bulgarian MT-LB multirole tracked armoured vehicle at Defence Exhibition HEMUS 2012

Successful Javelin missile firing test from an armoured vehicle in winter conditions in Norway

The Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Raytheon (RTN) Javelin Joint Venture recently demonstrated the capability to launch Javelin missiles from a vehicle in winter conditions at a test range in Norway.
The first firing of Javelin missile with the Norwegian army. (Archive image)

First MEADS air defense system Power and Communications unit completed acceptance testing

The first MEADS power and communications unit recently completed acceptance testing in Germany and will power the first Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) during integration tests at Pratica di Mare, Italy.
The first MEADS power and communications unit completes acceptance testing in Germany.

Eurosatory 2012 International Defence Security Exhibition Show Daily News pictures video

During one week from the 11 to 15 June 2012, the team of Army Recognition was in Paris for the coverage of the largest International Defense and Security exhibition in the world, Eurosatory 2012. With more than 1,400 exhibitors from 54 countries. This year Eurosatory shows once again his reputation among the defense and security industry with world premieres and hundred of new products and military technological innovations.
With the online Show Daily News Eurosatory 2012 of Army Recognition Internet Defence & Security magazine,  all the news of this event documented with pictures and video.
Army Recognition team at Eurosatory 2012

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Indian Navy's Russian-built aircraft carrier Vikramaditya (ex-Admiral Gorshkov) starts sea trials

The Indian Navy's Russian-built aircraft carrier Vikramaditya (formerly Admiral Gorshkov) began sea trials early on Friday morning in the White Sea - four years after it was originally due to take to sea again.
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Friday, 8 June 2012

Oshkosh Defense at Eurosatory 2012 with M-ATV SFV and M-ATV ambulance in live demonstration

Attendees at Eurosatory 2012, June 11-15 in Paris, will have an opportunity to witness the Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), which has set the standard for well-protected, highly mobile tactical military vehicles since first being fielded in Afghanistan in 2009. Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will be showcasing the Oshkosh M-ATV’s performance capabilities when an M-ATV Tactical Ambulance takes part in the show’s live vehicle and technology demonstrations.
Oshkosh Defense M-ATV ambulance

WFEL to demonstrate the capabilities of its suite of tactical military bridging systems at Eurosatory

WFEL - the world-leading tactical military-bridging specialist - is exhibiting at this year's Eurosatory show in Paris to demonstrate the capabilities of its suite of tactical military bridging systems. The company has a three-strong product portfolio which is currently in operation with over 40 armed forces worldwide.
WFEL Dry Support Bridge (DSB) in South Korea

Indonesian Armed Forces will send one battalion for the UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan

The Indonesian Armed Force (TNI) will send one battalion of peacekeepers to Darfur, Sudan, to join the United Nations peace mission amid rebel and tribal fighting in the African nation, the Jakarta Post quoting officer reported here on Friday, June 8, 2012.
An Indonesian Army infantryman participating in the U.N..'s Global Peacekeeping Operation Initiative (GPOI), provides security for a World Food Agency truck.

Indonesia to produce 1,000 local-made 122mm rockets R-Han 122 for MLRS rocket launcher system

Indonesian Research and Technology Ministry is planning to develop some 1,000 rockets to reinforce the country's armed forces'arsenal, local press reported Friday, June 8, 2012.
Indonsian army soldiers load MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System with R-HAN 122 rockets

IWI introduces new flattop configurations for TAVOR and X95 assault rifle at Eurosatory 2012

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world – will present for the first time, its expanded portfolio of assault rifles, at Eurosatory 2012, June 11-15, Paris, France.
IWI TAVOR TAR 21 Flattop 5.56 mm

Russia presents new T-90 modernized version T-90S/MS at Eurosatory 2012 defence exhibition

Russia will exhibit for the first time its modernized T-90S (T-90MS) main battle tank along with a score of other new weapons at the EUROSATORY 2012 arms exhibition in Paris, Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said. The EUROSATORY 2012 defense expo will take place at the Parc d’Expositions north of Paris on June 11-15.
New Russian T-90S / T-90MS main battle tank

FN Herstal unveils new variant FN SCAR® the FN SCAR®-H TPR Tactical Precision Rifle at Eurosatory 2012

Following the introduction of the FN SCAR®-H PR precision rifle late 2011, Belgium-based small arms manufacturer FN Herstal will unveil the Tactical variant at the international EUROSATORY trade show being held in Paris from 11 through to 15 June 2012.
FN SCAR®-H TPR Tactical Precision Rifle features
a non-foldable sniper-type buttstock with precise adjustments for length and height

Thursday, 7 June 2012

United Arab Emirates armed forces will be equipped with the new THAAD air defense system

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a sole-source letter contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (LMSSC), Sunnyvale, Calif., as an undefinitized contract action (UCA) at a total not-to-exceed price of $2,023,590,000. The United States government intends to combine this procurement with the Foreign Military Sales for the United Arab Emirates procurement of 96 interceptors, previously synopsized as an UCA under basic ordering agreement HQ0147-12-G-9000, in order to gain synergy cost savings.
U.S. Lockheed Martin THAAD Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system

German army has concluded a contract for the purchase of 110 ZETROS 4x4 truck 5 tons

On 14 May 2012, the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) and Daimler AG concluded a contract on the delivery of a total of 110 protected transport vehicles, payload 5 tons, manufacturer’s designation ZETROS.
ZETROS 4x4 5 tons truck, the new German army transport vehicle (Source: Fa. Daimler)

US Navy’s Third Littoral Combat Ship Delivered Two Months Early

MARINETTE, Wis., June 6, 2012 – The Lockheed Martin-led industry team delivered the nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, Fort Worth (LCS 3), to the U.S. Navy two months ahead of schedule.
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Egypt starts the production of Chinese Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ASN-209 for Egyptian armed forces

Hamdy Weheba, the Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization claimed this week that Egypt has started the production of the Chinese ASN-209 Multi-purpose UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System.
Chinese ASN-209 Multi-purpose UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System
(Source photo ASN Technology)

German Company IBD presents evolution concept for MBT122 tank and CV9040 infantry armoured

During the Swedish Armed Forces' event "Markstridsdagarna", FMV and IBD/ÅKB presented results from joint ongoing protection studies for the MBT 122 and CV9040 platforms.
MBT122 main battle tank with Evolution Kit IBD

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

FN Herstal remote weapon station deFNder™ at Eurosatory on Renault Trucks Defense armoured

Army Recognition the Official Online Show Daily News Eurosatory 2012. Belgian small arms manufacturer FN Herstal and French armored vehicle manufacturer Renault Trucks Defense have recently announced their close co-operation at the international EUROSATORY trade show being held in Paris from 11 through to 15 June 2012.
FN Herstal’s deFNder™ Medium Remote Weapon Station armed with a .50 cal FN M3P machine gun

Ingalls Shipbuilding Launches the Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship America (LHA 6)

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced June 5th that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the U.S. Navy's next amphibious assault ship, America (LHA 6), from the company's floating drydock on Monday.

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French Navy orders 76mm Naval Ammunition from Diehl

Diehl Defence has received an order from France to develop and qualify modern naval ammunition. It constitutes a refinement of the 76 mm naval ammunition employed worldwide. The new ammunition is being realized with insensitive explosives and is scheduled for deployment in the Oto Melara SUPER RAPIDO L-62 naval guns of the new frigates FREMM and HORIZON from 2015. The 76 mm ammunition is capable of engaging both air and sea targets as well as coastal targets.
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Syrian armed forces clash with armed groups in a number of areas across the country

Syrian army troops clashed on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, with armed rebels in a number of areas across the country, a day after a rebels' military coalition renounced commitment to the UN- brokered peace plan.
Syrian army T-72 main battle tank that was destroyed during clashes between rebels and Syrian government forces, at the northern town of Ariha, in Idlib province, Syria, Monday, June 4, 2012.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Pakistan successfully tested nuclear-capable cruise missile Hatf-VII Babur

Pakistan on Tuesday, June 6, 2012, successfully tested its fifth nuclear-capable cruise missile Hatf-VII (Babur) having a range of 700 kilometres. The missile was launched from a state-of-the-art multi-tube Missile Launch Vehicle (MLV) which significantly enhances the targeting and deployment options of Babur Weapon System in both the conventional and nuclear modes.
Pakistani nuclear-capable cruise missile Hatf-VII (Babur)

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding signs contract for SIGMA 10514 Frigate for Indonesian Navy

The Ministry of Defence of Indonesia and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, The Netherlands today signed a contract for the engineering, build and delivery of a SIGMA 10514 Guided Missile Frigate, PKR (Perusak Kawal Rudal). The PKR will be built for the Indonesian Navy, TNI AL, and is to be delivered in 2016. 
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Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) Commissioned

The US Navy commissioned USS Mississippi (SSN 782), the ninth Virginia-class attack submarine, during a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss., June 2

Mississippi, built under a unique teaming agreement between General Dynamics Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News, delivered to the Navy in just over 62 months - the fastest delivery yet for a Virginia class submarine. All Virginia class submarines currently under construction are on track to deliver early to the Navy. 

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Navistar defense win a contract to deliver anti-rocket propelled grenade kit for MaxxPro vehicle

Navistar Defense, LLC today received a contract for $59 million to deliver 1,357 rocket propelled grenade (RPG) net kits for International® MaxxPro® Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) units in Afghanistan. The order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command is considered an urgent buy.
Navistar MaxxPro MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected

SISU 8x8 truck was used for transportation and emplacement of the NASAMS canister launcher

Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) together with the Royal Norwegian Air Force, and US based Raytheon Company performed a Live Firing Event at Andøya island, Northern Norway, on 23-24 May 2012.
SISU truck 8x8 canister launcher unit for NASAMS
(Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System)
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Australian Minister of Defence has allocated budget to develop and test Hawkei protected vehicle

Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Government has allocated just over $38 million to further develop and test the next generation Hawkei Light Protected Mobility Vehicle. The Hawkei is a mobile, 7-tonne fighting vehicle that offers a high level of protection for the soldiers inside it.
Thales Hawkei Light Protected Mobility Vehicle

Monday, 4 June 2012

Rheinmetall at Eurosatory 2012 with modern military systems for modern armed forces

At the International Defence & Security Exhibition, Eurosatory 2012, The German Company Rheinmetall Defence will present an impressive overview of its latest developments in wheeled and tracked vehicles, command and control technology, weapons, force protection systems, personal equipment, sensors and much, much more.
LANCE is a state-of-the-art Rheinmetall medium-calibre turret system. It can be configured for manned operation or serve as a remote control turret. At Eurosatory, visitors can view a LANCE training demonstrator at the Rheinmetall stand
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Chinese Company NORINCO unveils new mini MRAP the 8M Joint Tactical Light Vehicle

The Chinese State Defence Company Norinco has unveiled its new light mine protected vehicle at the latest China International Exhibition on Police Technologies & Equipment Expo (CIEPE) in Beijing, 8M Joint Tactical Light Vehicle. Norinco is known outside of China for its high-tech defense products, some of which are adaptations of Russian equipment.
Chinese NORINCO 8M Joint Tactical Light Vehiccle mini MRAP mine protected vehicle at CIEPE exhibition.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Syrian President Assad wants to continue the fight against the rebels despite international opinion

President Bashar al-Assad says Syria is facing a war, waged from outside the country. In a speech before parliament on Sunday, June 3, 2012, , he said that terrorism was escalating, despite political reforms.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his determination to end the revolt.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Indonesian Shipyard PT PAL cuts first steel of new 60m Fast Missile Craft KCR-60M

On May 24th, Indonesian Shipyard PT PAL held the first steel cut ceremony for the head of a new class of Fast Missile Craft for the Indonesian Navy called KCR-60M (Kapal Cepat Rudal 60 Meter). Three ships of the class have been ordered.
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Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded $2.38 Billion Contract for Detail Design and Construction of LHA 7

The U.S. Navy May 31st awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $2.38 billion fixed-price-incentive contract for the detail design and construction of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). The ship will be built at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division.
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