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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Belgian Minister of Defense Peter Crem to visit crews of Belgian helicopter Agusta A-109 in Mali

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, French troops from operation Serval based in Gao has received the visit of Defence Minister of Belgium, Mister Peter De Crem. He was accompanied by the Belgian Chief of Army Staff and a military delegation.
Belgian Minister of Defence Peter De Crem at French military base in Gao, Mali.

Ullman Seats make big Splash at NAVDEX 2013 in Abu Dhabi

Ullman Dynamics is the world-leading brand in Suspension seats for professional High Speed Boats Ullman Suspension seats of different models were installed on 70% of the boats displayed and demonstrated at the show. 

ELNO at IDEX 2013 showcased its BCH 300 tactical helmet with bone conduction technology

French company ELNO showcased its BCH300 tactical headset during IDEX 2013, the International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Elno tactical headsets improve the effectiveness of infantrymen in all operational situations. The BCH300 model incorporates bone conduction technology to meet the needs of future soldier.

AutoKrAZ - Ares Security Vehicles unveil KrAZ-ASV/APC armoured personnel carrier IDEX 2013

At IDEX 2013, the International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), the Ukrainian Company PJSC “AutoKrAZ” has unveiled the new KRAZ-ASV/APC Armored Personnel Carrier made in partnership with Ares Security Vehicles LLC (Dubai, UAE). Acronym KrAZ-ASV/APC consists of the names of cooperating companies. APC marking (Armored Personal Carrier) defines the family and armored vehicle purpose.
The new KrAZ-ASV/APC 4x4 Armoured Personnel Carrier at IDEX 2013 Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Renault Trucks Defense and Uralvagonzavod will develop a new range of armoured vehicles

The Uralvagonzavod research and production company, OJSC has entered into a cooperation agreement with Renault Trucks Defense. The document was signed at the IDEX-2013 International Defense Exhibition, which opened in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on February 17.
Renault Trucks Defense has presented a full range of its armoured vehicles at IDEX 2013.

France selects ThalesRaytheonSystems to supply its third Ground Master 400 3d air defense radar

The French defense procurement agency (DGA) has selected ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) to supply the French Air Force with a third Ground Master 406 radar for the Lyon Mont-Verdun airbase. The order follows an earlier award announced on September 7, 2012 to provide an identical radar for the Nice Mont-Agel base.
The Ground Master 400 is part of the ThalesRaytheonSystems family of fully digital 3D air defense radars.

U.S. and Europe work for an option to provide non-lethal military equipment to Syrian rebels

The United States and Europe may begin equipping the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) with vehicles, body armor, night vision gear and binoculars, as well as military training. The decision is expected after a key conference on Syria in Rome. The Obama administration is working with European allies on possibly giving non-lethal equipment to Syrian rebel fighters, U.S. and European officials said.
Syrian rebel fighters near an home-made multi-rocket launcher in Tal Abyadh, a Syrian town close to the Turkish border.

Textron Marine Land Systems introduces two new products to its COMMANDO family vehicles

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has introduce the addition of two vehicles to its COMMANDO™ family of vehicles at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2013. The new COMMANDO Select Mortar Vehicle and COMMANDO Utility Baserunner was presented on Textron booth.
Commando Select 120mm mortar carrier at IDEX 2013 defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Kuwait Naval Force selects Abu Dhabi Ship Building for future Landing Craft requirements

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), the Arabian Gulf’s only specialized naval warship builder today announced the Kuwait Navy has selected the company for their future Landing Craft programs.  The announcement by ADSB, one of Mubadala’s defense-related companies, took place during the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) 2013 which takes place 17th - 21st February.


First Littoral Combat Ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1) to Deploy in March

During a media availability Feb. 21, Navy officials announced the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is on track to begin its first deployment March 1. This milestone was announced by the LCS Council, a group established by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert Aug. 22, to oversee continued fleet testing and the introduction of the LCS.

U.S. 4th Fleet Says Joint High Speed Vessel is a Perfect Match

The US Navy's first joint high-speed vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), made a brief stop at Naval Station Mayport Feb. 14 to introduce the ship to Commander, U.S. 4th Fleet on its way to its new homeport in Little Creek, Va. The port call is an opportunity for senior officials and military personnel from U.S. 4th Fleet to visit the ship and receive capability briefings for future operational planning.

Russian airborne troops will be equipped soon with Tigr-M SPM-2 and Kamaz Typhoon armoured

The Russian Airborne Troops (RAT) will be mainly equipped with domestically-designed armored vehicles, including Tigr-M, RAT Commander Col. Gen. Vladimir Shamanov said. “Our brigade-level air assault units will have an armored car component based on Tigr vehicles,” Shamanov said at a news conference in RIA Novosti on Monday. “The deliveries of Tigr-M will start soon, and the first recipients of these vehicles will be special forces units.”
Tigr SPM-2 4x4 tactical armoured vehicle at Engineering Technologies defence exhibition in Moscow, Russia.
 

First procurement of Predator XP Unmanned Aerial System by United Arab Emirates

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, has announced the procurement of its first Predator XP RPA system by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Predator XP Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at IDEX/NAVDEX 2013 defence maritime exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Boeing Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completes second flight test

Boeing's [NYSE: BA] liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completed its second flight Feb. 25, demonstrating capabilities that will allow it to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions for up to four days without refueling.
Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completed its second flight Feb. 25, demonstrating capabilities that will allow it to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions for up to four days without refueling.
(Credit photo Boeing)

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Successful first flight test of Israeli-made Arrow III ballistic missile interceptor

Israel successfully carried out Monday, February 25, 2013, the first flight test of its Arrow III ballistic missile interceptor, the Israeli Defense Ministry said in a statement. The ministry's Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency jointly conducted the trial from an Israeli range on the Mediterranean coast.
Israeli-made Arrow III ballistic missile interceptor during flight test. (Archive image)

Iran tests capabilities of tanks and armoured vehicles to fire home-made anti-tank missiles

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force of Iranian Army tested its tanks and armored vehicles' capability of launching home-made anti-armor missiles in the last stage of Payambar-e Azam 8 wargames in Southern Iran on Monday, February 25, 2013.
T-72S main battle tank of Iranian army at military parade in Tehran.

Oshkosh Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) international debut at IDEX 2013

Oshkosh Defense presents a full range of wheeled tactical vehicles at the International Defence Exhibition IDEX in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Oshkosh Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) will make its international debut at IDEX 2013.
Oshkosh Defense Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) at IDEX 2013
 

Rheinmetall electro-optical products for optimum effectiveness and comprehensive protection

High-performance sensors and fire control systems make it possible quickly to detect, identify and discriminate between potential threats, engaging them where necessary. At IDEX 2013 Rheinmetall’s business unit Electro-optics is presenting a selection of its diverse array of products in this field.
Rheinmetall AMPV Armoured Multi Purpose Vehicle equipped with Vingtaqs SLR observation system at IDEX 2013 Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Streit Group unveils seven new armoured vehicles of its brand at IDEX 2013 Defence Exhibition

Streit Group, the world’s largest privately-owned vehicle armouring company, exhibits 15 of its armoured vehicles at IDEX 2013 defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Of the 15, no fewer than seven will be brand new models reflecting the sheer scale of investment that Streit Group has been making in its international Research & Development and production capabilities.
Streit Group unveils seven new vehicles at IDEX 2013.

Lockheed Martin at IDEX 2013 Showcased the Squad Mission Support System (SMSS)

Lockheed Martin showcased its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) at IDEX 2013 in Abu Dhabi and Morri Leland gave us the latest update on the project. Funded by Lockheed Martin as an independent research and development project, the Squad Mission Support System will provide manned and unmanned transport and logistical support to light and early entry forces. It is the largest autonomous ground vehicle ever deployed with U.S. forces.
Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) at IDEX 2013

Main battle tanks Abrams M1A2 SEP and M1A2S variants at IDEX defence exhibition for first time

General Dynamics Land Systems presents for the first time at IDEX, defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi (UAE), two variants of the main battle tank Abrams with the M1A2 SEP (Systems Enhancement Program) and the M1A2S which is the Saudi variant of this tank.
M1A2S main battle tank of Saudi Arabia armed forces at IDEX 2013.

CMI Defence shows latest technology with Cockerill Medium calibre Weapon Station at IDEX 2013

At IDEX 2013, the Belgian Defence Company CMI Defence, a world leader for the design and manufacture of weapon station presents for the first time in the Middle East, the latest generation of 20-25-30 mm Cockerill medium calibre protected weapon station CPWS mounted on the CRAB, a combat reconnaissance armoured vehicle.
At IDEX 2013, the Cockerill CPWS medium calibre weapon station was mounted on the CRAB, a reconnaissance armoured vehicle.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Iranian Army plans to test-fire new anti-chopper man-portable air defence missile system

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iranian army plans to test-fire an indigenous shoulder-launched weapon which can shoot down choppers in the ongoing wargames in Southeastern Iran. The IRGC Ground Force started massive wargames, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 8 (The Great Prophet 8), which include exercising different defense tactics, in Southern Iran on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
Iran has already developed and manufactured several air defense missile systems based on Russian technology.

Libya has taken delivery of 49 NIMR 4x4 light tactical armoured vehicles from Jordan

Libya has taken delivery of 49 NIMR armoured support vehicles from Jordan. Some 120 of the UAE-designed and built NIMRs, in two variants, have already been in service with the Libyan army, reports Libya Herald.
Currently 120 NIMR 4x4 light tactical armoured vehicles are in service with the Libyan army.

Slovakia will reinforce its military unit for the ISAF International mission in Afghanistan

Slovakia will reinforce its military unit within the ISAF international mission in Afghanistan with another 160 soldiers, said the Slovak Defence Ministry on Friday, February 22, 2013. "The special operations group will be sent to the NATO mission to fulfil the support, mentoring and advisory tasks for Afghan security forces," said the ministry in a statement.
Slovak soldier in Afghanistan

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Bumar set up new main battle tank construction consortium to create modular tracked platform

On 14th February in Warsaw, Bumar Sp. z o.o., together with other companies of the Polish defense industry set up a new main battle tank construction consortium. The goal of the consortium, according to the records, is performing research and development works and the implementation of “Universal Modular Tracked Platform in a Direct Support Vehicle/New Main Battle Tank version” to the production stage.
The Anders is a Multirole Tracked Combat Platform designed and developed by Obrum part of the Bumar Group.

The 21st century artillery systems of Nexter with new TRAJAN 155mm towed howitzer at IDEX 2013

The French Company Nexter Systems presents for the first time its new 155mm/52 calibre towed gun, the TRAJAN at IDEX 2013, defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Artillery systems are important part of Nexter Systems offer with the CAESAR, the highly mobile self-propelled 155mm, the 105LG lightweight towed gun which are also presented on Nexter booth.
Nexter Systems TRAJAN 155 mm towed howitzer at IDEX 2013 defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
 

Nexter Systems a full range of armoured vehicles for modern Armed Forces at IDEX 2013

At IDEX, defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi (UAE), the French Company Nexter Systems, and all its subsidiaries display a wide range of products. The main products shown at IDEX 2013, include armoured vehicles and tank as the Leclerc MBT, the 8x8 VBCI Infantry combat vehicle, to the ARAVIS, the highly protected armoured patrol vehicle.
Nexter booth at IDEX 2013 defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Successful demonstration of SMSS Squad Mission Support System controlled via satellite

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] completed a successful demonstration at Camp Grayling, Mich., recently in which its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS™) was being controlled via satellite from more than 200 miles away. The SMSS vehicle conducted several battlefield surveillance operations while being controlled beyond line-of-sight via satellite from the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research Center.
Lockheed Martin SMSS Squad Mission Support System at IDEX 2013 defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

U.S. has deployed drone in Niger to provide intelligence collection to French Forces in Mali

U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday, February 22, 2013, that his country has deployed about 100 military personnel to the West African country of Niger. Obama said the deployment "will provide support for intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing with French forces conducting operations in Mali and with other partners in the region."
An MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft prepares for takeoff in support of operations in Southwest Asia. (Credit photo U.S. Air Force)

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Lockheed Martin demonstrates the capability of DAGR missile from JLTV vehicle

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently demonstrated the ability of its DAGR (Direct Attack Guided Rocket) missile to launch from a ground vehicle during a series of flight tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. DAGR and two Hydra 70 rockets were launched from a pedestal launcher mounted in the bed of a Lockheed Martin prototype Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).
DAGR and two Hydra 70 rockets were launched from a pedestal launcher mounted in the bed of a Lockheed Martin prototype Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).

A dozen of Chadian soldiers were killed in Mali during fighting against Islamist rebels

More than a dozen Chadian soldiers died Friday, February 22, 2013, in a fighting in northern Mali which also killed 65 al Qaida-linked Islamist rebels, the Chadian army said. The casualties were the heaviest for African and French troops since the start of their military campaign against the Malian rebels, which hold the northern part of the Western African country.
Chadian soldiers hold up their weapons as they cheer next to tanks and army vehicles ahead of their deployment in Mali.

IDEX 2013 online show daily news with full coverage, report, pictures and video.

IDEX 2013, Tri-Service Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which will be held from the 17 to 21 February 2013. IDEX is the most strategically important defence exhibition in the world and provides the optimum business environment for international solution providers across land, sea and air sectors to target buyers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).  Army Recognition with its Online Show Daily News provides a full coverage about IDEX 2013, day by day, with news, report, pictures and video.      
FNSS booth at IDEX 2013 defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi (UAE) with PARS 6x6 and PARS 8x8 armoured combat vehicles.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Oshkosh Defense unveils Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain L-ATV utility variant for JLTV program

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has unveiled its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) utility variant for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
Oshkosh Defense Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) utility variant

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Army Recognition IDEX 2013 coverage with Online Show Daily news report pictures video

J-2 before the opening of IDEX 2013, Tri-Service Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE which will be held from the 17 to 21 February 2013. IDEX is the most strategically important defence exhibition in the world and provides the optimum business environment for international solution providers across land, sea and air sectors to target buyers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Army Recognition with its Online Show Daily News provides a full coverage about IDEX 2013, day by day, with news, report, pictures and video.
IDEX 2013 Tri-service defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Eurocopter highlights its 30 years of commitment in the Middle East Region during IDEX 2013

Eurocopter’s display of the AS565 Panther in scale model form at IDEX underscores this helicopter’s attributes of speed and maneuverability for security and defense missions, with its operational credentials further enhanced by the twin-engine helicopter’s endurance, range and capabilities in overwater surveillance, tracking and search & rescue. The AS565 has been proven in Middle East operations for the protection of coastlines and surveillance of offshore economic zones with countries such as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Eurcopter EC 145 T2

The orders for the Russian-made S-400 air defence missile system is full until 2020 to 2021

Countries interested to purchase the Russian-made air defense missile system S-400 are ready to wait for delivery until 2021, announced Wednesday, 13 February, 2013, in Moscow, the CEO of the Russian State Agency of arms export, Rosoboronexport, Anatoly Issaïkine.
Tractor launcher unit of Russian-made S-400 air defence missile system.
(Credit photo Vitaly Kuzmin)

Ireland will provide some soldiers as infantry training team for Malian Armed Forces

Irish Minister of Defense Alan Shatter said Wednesday he proposes to seek the approval of the government for participation in the planned EU Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) as part of a joint training contingent with the British armed forces.
Irish soldier member of EUFOR (European Union Force ) in Chad, June 2008.

RADA Announces Successful Testing of its Advanced C-RAM Counter-Artillery Radar

RADA Electronic Industries announces successful testing of its advanced Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) with the RPS-40 Counter-Artillery, Rockets and Mortars (C-RAM) mission. The RPS-40 mission provides tactical accuracies of the Point of Origin (POO) and the Point of Impact (POI).
RADA’s MHR radar is a software defined radar that can be configured to different missions, including fire alerting, border protection and tactical air surveillance.

MDA test marks first time Aegis uses information from satellites to track, intercept target

In business, time is money. When it comes to missile defense, time is even more valuable. The sooner an attack is detected the better the chances it can be destroyed. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) took a giant step in shaving that detection time on Feb. 13 when the USS Lake Erie’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system used remote tracking information provided by satellites to intercept a medium range unitary ballistic missile target for the first time.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Israeli Arrow air defense system to be upgraded in 2013 with a range of improvements

The Israeli Arrow air defense system, designed to intercept long-range ballistic missiles will continue to evolve into 2013 with an impressive range of improvements and upgrades. Some of the new improvements include the establishment of a new interception management center, deployment of armored launchers with enhanced firing capacity, better communications with other missile systems, and longer-range interception capabilities.
Arrow 2 launch on July 29, 2004, at the Naval Air Station Point Mugu Missile Test Center.

Bangladesh would like to buy Russian-made 8x8 armoured vehicles personnel carrier BTR-80

Bangladesh is negotiating with Russia for the supply of 8x8 armored vehicles personnel carrier BTR-80 with a Russian credit of one billion dollars, announced in Bangalore, India, Alexander Fomin, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (FSVTS).
Russian-made BTR-80 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier at Engineering Technologies 2012, defence exhibition in Moscow.

Pakistan at IDEX 2013 with 24 defence production companies

As many as 10 high profile and 14 auxiliary defence production companies of Pakistan will participate in the largest defence exhibition in the Mena region, International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex), starting from Feb.17 to 21 in Abu Dhabi.
Booth of Pakistani small arms manufacturer at Defence Exhibition. (Archive image)

Technical Datasheet: Abu Dhabi class ASW Corvette - UAE Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette - Fincantieri

Designed and built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, the “Abu Dhabi class” corvette for the United Arab Emirates has been developed from the “Cigala Fulgosi ” desigb on the basis of which four “Comandanti” class vessels were built for the Italian Navy.

French Air Force operations continue in Mali with 90 missions in 3 days including 30 air strikes

French Air Force operations continue in Mali with more than 90 missions including nearly thirty dedicated to air strikes and 35 strategic transport missions for the support of ground forces. These air strikes have enabled to destroy several rebel targets.
French Air Force continues operations in Mali with fighter aircraft Mirage 2000D and Rafale.

French Navy Destroyer Chevalier Paul (D621) attached to USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) CVBG

Since January 28th 2013, the French Navy air defense Destroyer Chevalier Paul (2nd ship of Forbin class) is attached to CSG3 (Carrier Strike Group 3) which centerpiece is US Navy's nuclear powered Aircraft Carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). On February 6th, CSG3 sailed through Ormuz to reach the Gulf of Oman.

Sonardyne to demonstrate 360° surface and underwater security at NAVDEX 2013

This year at the second annual NAVDEX maritime security exhibition, Sonardyne International Ltd. will be giving live demonstrations of its fully automated surface and underwater security system NiDAR, and world leading diver detection sonar, Sentinel IDS. Taking place at the ADNEC exhibition centre in Abu Dhabi, the event runs from 17th-21st February, where Sonardyne will be on the UK Trade and Industry stand B-009.

South Korea deploys cruise missile against North Korea in response of its nuclear missile tests

South Korea's military is deploying cruise missiles capable of striking the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and accelerating the development of ballistic missiles, officials said Wednesday. "We have deployed a cruise missile that can strike any and all parts of North Korea (DPRK)," Seoul's defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told reporters at a press briefing.
The latest version of South Korean-made cruise missile, the Hyunmoo-IIIB is able to hit a target at a maximum range of 1,000 km with high accuracy.
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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

French Army takes delivery of first VBCI armoured infantry fighting vehicle FELIN-capable variant

The French army has received the first FELIN-capable variant of its VBCI armored infantry fighting vehicle. The variant specifically supports troops equipped with the FELIN soldier system, enabling them to recharge the batteries of manpack electronic systems for dismounted operations and use those systems from within the troop-carrying vehicle.
The French VBCI 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle is currently deployed with the French Army for the military Operation Serval in Mali.
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Zodiac Milpro present at NAVDEX 2013 with two top-of-the- range In board diesel RIBS

Zodiac MILPRO has supplied two top-of-the- range In board diesel RIBS for use by the advanced new Offshore Patrol Vessel : L’ Adroit. The 87 metre vessel built by DCNS Group will be presented at Navdex. The Zodiac Hurricane Ribs will be central to many of the duties of L’Adroit and will be deployed from a unique launching ramp in the Adroit’s stern. This will enable the RIB to be launched and recovered quickly and safely in extreme sea conditions .