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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

United Kingdom to order MBDA land version of FLAADS Future Local Area Air Defence System.

A £36M contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been placed with MBDA for the Land variant of the Future Local Area Air Defence System (FLAADS Land). This will fund an Assessment Phase that will demonstrate the adaptation and evolution of core weapon system subsystems (e.g. command & control) for the land environment, and prepare for the transition from Rapier Field Standard C (FSC) in British Army service. 
CAMM (Common Anti-air Modular Missile), is the in-development replacement for Rapier Field Standard C. 
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Indonesian Army (TNI AD) unveils its new "KMC Komando" Fast Assault Craft

On April 29th 2014, the Indonesian Army unveiled a new model of Fast Assault Craft known as the Kapal Motor Cepat (KMC) Komando, manufactured by local shipbuilder PT Tesco Indomaritimin in collaboration with a group of technicians and experts from local universities. The KMC Komando shares several design attributes with Swedish built CB90-class fast assault craft.

Missiles manufacturer MBDA to showcase latest innovations and technologies at Eurosatory 2014.

At Eurosatory 2014, MBDA will showcase a full range of new missile systems and combat missile systems as the MMP (Medium-range missile), MPCV (very short-range ground-based air defence vehicle), PCP (Platoon Command Post), I-MCP (Improved Missile Command Post), SAMP Aster 30 medium range air defense missile systems and more.  Army Recognition one of the two official media partners and Official online show daily news. 
The MMP (Medium Range missile) is a new generation of anti-tank missile developed by MBDA to replace the old MILAN anti-tank missile. 
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Ukrainian army on high alert due to the threat of Russian invasion.

The Ukrainian army is on high alert due to the “threat of a Russian invasion,” Ukraine’s acting President Aleksandr Turchinov said after admitting that the government in Kiev cannot control the situation in the east of the country.
Ukrainian soldiers sit on an airborne combat vehicle near Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine.
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U.S. Marine Corps has selected Northrop Grumman electronic jamming backpack to counter IEDs.

The U.S. Marine Corps has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to provide electronic jamming backpack systems to counter the threat of roadside improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Under the Counter Radio-controlled IED Electronic Warfare Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operation Capable, or CREW MEU (SOC), contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver and support five initial production systems for testing.
U.S. Army soldier in Afghanistan with electronic jamming backpack system.
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U.S. urged members of NATO to boost their spending on defense in response of Ukraine crisis.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, urged members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to boost their spending on defense in response to what he called Russia's efforts to change the "security landscape" of East and Central Europe.
A Ukrainian soldier jumps off an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) parked at a military camp the Ukrainian Army forces have set up close to the Russian border in east Ukraine. 
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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Indonesian army to transform its primary weapon systems in collaboration with local universities.

The Indonesian Army is planning to transform its primary weapons defense system through increased collaboration with local universities and homegrown military industries. Army chief of staff Gen. Budiman said that the plan, which will cover 2015 through 2019, had been approved by the government and the House of Representatives.
Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) Army Chief of Staff, General Budiman.
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Raytheon tests new passive seeker for Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile

Raytheon Company successfully completed a passive seeker test designed for a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile using company-funded independent research and development investment. The captive flight test, using a modified Tomahawk Block IV missile nose cone, demonstrated that Raytheon's advanced, next-generation; multi-function processor can enable the cruise missile to navigate to and track moving targets emitting radio frequency signals. 

BAE Systems to Maintain and Modernize U.S. Navy Ships in Hawaii

BAE Systems has received a multi-ship, multi-option (MSMO) contract from the U.S. Navy to repair, maintain, and modernize nine destroyers and cruisers, either homeported in or visiting Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The five-year contract, awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command, includes modernization, maintenance, and repair work for the USS Chafee, USS John Paul Jones, USS Chung-Hoon, USS Hopper, USS Michael Murphy, USS O’Kane, USS Halsey, USS Milius, and USS Preble. This award marks a continuation of work BAE Systems has been performing on the same type of ships in Hawaii under a previous seven-year contract.

General Dynamics Awarded $18 Billion by U.S. Navy for 10 Virginia-Class Submarines

The U.S. Navy today underscored its commitment to an advanced and adaptable submarine force by awarding General Dynamics Electric Boat a contract valued at $17.6 billion for the construction of 10 additional Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The multi-year Block IV contract enables Electric Boat and its industry teammate, Newport News Shipbuilding, to proceed with the construction of two ships per year over a five-year period. Construction of the first Block IV submarine, SSN-792, will begin May 1. The 10th ship to be procured under this contract is scheduled for delivery in 2023. 

Russian army to get new upgraded version of Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system Pantsir-SM.

The Russian army will get Pantsir-SM an upgraded version of the Pantsir-S1 air defense system and a new missile for it by the end of the year, said the Colonel Yuri Muravkin, deputy commander of the air defense troops. The new missile will increase the system’s range of fire from 20 to 30 kilometers.
A futurist drawing of the Pantsir-SM project.
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For this year arms manufacturer Kalashkikov Concern produced 230 percent more small weapons.

The Kalashnikov Concern produced 230 percent more small arms weapons in the first quarter of this year than in the year-ago period, the company's press service told RIA Novosti Monday, April 28, 2014. 
Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant is the manufacturer of the famous Kalashnikov series of assault rifle.
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Monday, 28 April 2014

Thales finalises delivery of MELTEM II CASA CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft to Turkey

Thales announces the delivery of the final standard for the maritime patrol aircraft to Turkey as part of the MELTEM II programme, for which Thales is the prime contractor. To this day, five of the six aircraft have been delivered to this standard, with the sixth set for delivery before the summer. This follows the three maritime surveillance aircraft which were sent to the Turkish coastguards last year.

Russian shipyard lays keel of new class Replenishment Oiler "Academician Pashin” (project 23130)

On April 26th, 2014, a keel-laying ceremony in presence of Admiral Viktor Viktorovich Chirkov (Russian Navy's Commander-in-Chief) took place at Nevsky Shipyard for a new generation of Replenishment Oiler for the Russian Navy. Described by the shipyard as "Medium-sized sea tanker Academician Pashin” (Project 23130) the vessel is the first tanker to be built for the Russian Navy since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Drumgrange Deliver Acoustic Hailing Devices (AHD’s) to Japanese Coast Guard

Drumgrange is pleased to announce it has been successful in delivering over a million pound contract to the Japanese Coast Guard. The contract, which was awarded in November 2013, was delivered to Tokyo, Japan on the 14th February 2014. This is a first for Drumgrange in the supply of AHD’s to the Japanese market and was achieved with the enormous support of its Japanese partner, Marubun Corporation, a Tokyo based trading house.
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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Iranian army has test-fired two new medium-range ballistic missiles.

Iran's Ground Force has test-fired new medium-range ballistic missiles, Commander of the Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced on Sunday, April 27, 2014. In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
In March 2013, Naze'at-10 ballistic missile was tested during military exercises.
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Singapore could acquire Russian-made Igla-S SA-24 man-portable missile system MANPADS.

According the Russian press agency ARMS-TASS, Singapore could acquire the latest generation of Russian-made man portable air defense missile system (MANPADS) Igla-S (SA-24). Currently, Singapore armed forces use the Igla (SA-18) in man portable version but also mounted on M113 armoured personnel carrier vehicle.
Russian-made Igla-S SA-24 MANPADS Man-portable air defense missile system
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Iran has equipped its S-200 air defense systems with new powerful Sayyad 3 surface-to-air missile.

Lieutenant Commander of Iranian Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base General Shahrokh Shahram announced on Saturday, April 26, 2014, that Iran has equipped its long-range S-200 anti-aircraft system with a new powerful and high-precision missile dubbed 'Sayyad (Hunter) 3'.
Iranian army S-200 surface-to-air defense missile system
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India successfully test-fired two Akash surface-to-air missiles able to strike long-range missiles.

India on Sunday, April 27, 2014, successfully test-fired two Akash missiles, a new interceptor surface-to-air missile capable of neutralising any incoming long-range missile at higher altitude.The interceptor, positioned at launch pad–IV of Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from here, roared into the sky at about 9.10 AM to hit its target.
The Akash is a mobile, multi-directional, multi-target, point/area defence system that can simultaneously engage multiple air targets in a fully autonomous mode of operation. 
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Friday, 25 April 2014

MBDA Demonstrates MMP Next Generation Land Combat Missile Firing From Confined Spaces

MBDA’s MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) programme has passed a major phase in its development. MBDA has just demonstrated the firing capabilities of its MMP missile in an operational configuration. The launch tests were carried out in a confined space in the presence of the operator, using his firing post, and the team leader.

Royal Malaysian Navy future Gowind SGPV-LCS program update with Boustead Heavy Industries

During DSA 2014, the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Anuar bin Murad, Director of Defense & Security at Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) gave us the latest update on the Gowind Second Generation Patrol Vessel - Littoral Combat Ship (SGPV - LCS) program for the Royal Malaysian Navy.

50 Years Later the C-2A Greyhound is Still Completing the U.S. Navy's Mission

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 celebrates 50 years of utilizing the C-2A Greyhound, marking a huge milestone for this aircraft platform. VRC-30 transports mail, personnel, aviation and shipboard parts to aircraft carriers throughout the Pacific Fleet, contributing to mission completion.  "The C-2A is the life blood of the strike wing of carrier battle groups," said VRC-30 Command Master Chief Shannon Williamson. "We supply people, parts and personnel to the aircraft wing, which is a vital part of a carriers strike group." 

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon intercepted and escorted Russian Udaloy I Destroyer

In an example of routine work for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Ready Escort, the ship’s company of HMS Dragon have tracked, and met up with, the Russian Navy Vice Admiral Kulakov, a Udaloy I class destroyer as it transits past the United Kingdom.

Dragon, a fast and powerful Type 45 destroyer, pinpointed and monitored the movement of the Russian vessel as she approached British waters in what is a well-established and standard response to such events.


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China's Aircraft Carrier Liaoning Will Undergo Its First Interim Maintenance

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, returned to Dalian Shipyard dock to undergo its first interim service on April, 17, 2014. Experts predicted that the service will last for six months; comprehensive overhaul and maintenance will be conducted on the power, weapons, and other systems. Complex weapon systems require regular maintenance, and aircraft personnel also need to be trained and rest to maintain combat effectiveness. 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Army of Netherlands takes delivery of first Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicle in ambulance version.

On 7 April 2014, the OCCAR-EA BOXER Programme Manager released the delivery of the first Netherlands’ Ambulance (NL AMB) BOXER. The NL AMB is part of the fleet of 472 BOXER vehicles in total to be delivered.
Boxer 8x8 ambulance armoured vehicle
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Russian army to use unmanned ground robot Taifun-M to protect Yars and Topol-M missile sites.

The new Russian unmanned ground mobile security robot Taifun-M, designed to provide security at strategic missile facilities, has been shown on the Russian Vesti news program.
Russian-made unmanned ground mobile security robot Taifun-M.
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US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon Company for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach.

Royal Navy AW-159 Wildcat maritime helicopter takes part in Exercise Joint Warrior

The newest helicopter in the Royal Navy’s arsenal came through its toughest test yet as it spent a fortnight taking part in Europe’s biggest naval war games. Wildcat – which will provide the aerial eyes and punch of the Royal Navy’s frigates and destroyers for the next quarter of a century – joined HMS Dragon on Exercise Joint Warrior.

Oto Melara DART/STRALES 76mm guided ammunition successfully tested

The first lot of DART/STRALES 76mm guided ammunition, produced by OTO Melara, was successfully tested at the end of March. The firing trials were conducted on board one of the Italian Navy’s ships equipped with Strales 76mm SR and Selex NA25 fire control system..

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

United States to send 600 soldiers in Baltic region for bilateral military exercises with Poland

A company-sized element of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team -- about 150 soldiers -- will arrive in Poland tomorrow to begin a bilateral infantry exercise with Polish troops, the Pentagon press secretary said today. In the coming days, about 450 additional soldiers from the Vicenza, Italy-based 173rd ABCT will arrive for similar exercises in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team conduct predeployment training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany
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KONGSBERG to deliver C4I CORTEX for the Combatant Craft Medium Mark One (CCM Mk 1) program

KONGSBERG will provide the C4I infrastructure solution for the CCM Mk 1 production contract, awarded to Oregon Iron Works, Inc. (OIW) in Clackamas, OR on February 10th, 2014. KONGSBERG will provide their C4I CORTEX system to fulfill the requirements of the program’s Tactical Computer System. 

Monday, 21 April 2014

Assad regime has one more time uses chemical weapons against civilian population in Syria.

The Obama administration said Monday, April 21, 2014, it has "indications" chemical weapons were used in Syria earlier this month, and is investigating whether the Assad regime might have been responsible. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki discussed the allegations a day after French President Francois Hollande said France also had indications the regime is still using chemical weapons. 
U.N. chemical weapons experts prepare before collecting samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus' suburb of Zamalka. (Picture September 2013)
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The new Zoljanah 10x10 heavy tactical vehicle produced by the Iranian defense industry.

During the military parade in Tehran, Friday, April 18, 2014, the Iranian army has unveiled the new heavy tactical vehicle Zoljanah produced locally by the Iranian defense industry. In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
New Iranian-made Zoljanah 10x10 heavy tactical truck at military parade in Tehran, April 18, 2014.
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Iran presents Hoveyzeh 155mm self-propelled howitzer based on the M-109A1B american howitzer.

Iranian army has presented Sunday, April 20, 2014, a 155mm self-propelled howitzer dubbed Hoveyzeh which is based on the American-made M109A1. The Hoveyzeh is a rebuilt M-109A1 which has been built using scraped and decommissioned M-109s. Many parts of the vehicle are manufactured by the Iranian army defense industry. 
Hoveyzeh 155mm self-propelled howitzer of Iranian army.
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Iran has unveiled its latest local-made main battle tank named Sabalan.

The Iranian Army has unveiled another home-made main battle tank, dubbed as Sabalan, during a ceremony in Tehran, April 20, 2014. The new main battle tank was unveiled by the Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.
The new Iranian-made Sabalan main battle tank was unveiled during a ceremony in Tehran, April 20, 2014.
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Iran to manufacture new Moharram six-barrel 12.7mm Gatling-type machine gun.

The Iranian Army's Ground Force has unveiled its new local-made Moharram 6-barrel 12.7 mm Gatling-type machine gun. During the military parade in Tehran on April 18, 2014, the Moharram was mounted at the rear of a local-made Neinava 4x4 light tactical vehicle.
The new Iranian-made Moharram 6-barrel 12.7 mm Gatling-type machine gun
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Iranian army to unveil new home made military equipment and combat vehicles

The Iranian Army's Ground Force unveiled a series of new achievements in a ceremony in Tehran today, two days after the National Army Day. Tehran launched an arms development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war on Iran to compensate for a US weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and fighter planes.




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U.S. Navy, Raytheon and Boeing started flight testing Advanced Airborne Sensor on P-8A Poseidon

A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was recently spotted at the Boeing headquarter's in Seattle conducting tests (including flight tests) with Raytheon's Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) fitted under the aircraft. Based on the existing AN/APS-149 Littoral Surveillance Radar System (LSRS), the AAS is designed to detect moving targets both on the surface of water and on land.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Thailand-made Chaiseri First Win 4x4 armoured vehicle could enter in service with Malaysian army.

At DSA 2014, the defense exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Chaiseri Company of Thailand has confirmed that currently a total of 29 First Win 4x4 armoured vehicles are in service with the Thai army and another batch of 200 units could be delivered in the next few months. At the same time, the Malaysian army could purchase 200 vehicles under the brand name of Deftech. 
Chaiseri First Win 4x4 armoured vehicle under the brand of Deftech at DSA 2014, defense exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

China to show latest generation of surface-to-air missile weapon system FK-3 at DSA 2014.

FK-3 Surface-to-Air Missile Weapon System is an all-weather medium-long range air defense weapon system, designed to intercept various types of air threats, including fixed-wing aircraft, cruise missiles, tactical air-to-surface missiles, armed helicopters, etc.
Chinese-made FK-3 surface-to-air missile weapon system
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Roketsan of Turkey presents new technology of anti-tank missiles Mizrak at DSA 2014

Today the Turkish Company Roketsan is developing and manufacturing new-generation smart missiles that are completely indigenous and which have high potential on the world defence market. These comprise the Cirit 2.75" laser-guided missile, Mizrak-U long-range anti-tank missile, Mizrak-O medium-range anti-tank missile and missile launching systems.
Roketsan Mizrak-O medium-range anti-tank missile

Turkish Company FNSS to showcase ACV-19 120mm self-propelled mortar carrier at DSA 2014.

At DSA 2014, defense exhibition in Malaysia, the Turkish Company is showcased its ACV-19 in mortar carrier variant, armed with a 120mm mortar mounted at the rear of the hull and inside the vehicle. This vehicle is a member of the ACV-19 (Armored Combat Vehicles), a 15-19 ton class modern high performance vehicles derived from the highly successful FNSS ACV. 
FNSS ACV-19 SPM120 at DSA 2014 Defense Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Yalguzag 7.62mm sniper rifle will enter in service with armed forces of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan will soon introduce local-produced “Yalguzag” 7.62mm sniper in the armament used by the armed forces of Azerbaijan, said a representative of the Azerbaijan defense industry at the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference DSA 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
Yalguzag 7.62 mm sniper rifle at DSA 2014 defense exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Ukraine to showcase a full range of tanks and armoured vehicles at DSA 2014 defense exhibition.

Ukroboronprom State Concern is participating in DSA 2014 International Defense Services Exhibition and Conference, which is held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Among the exhibition topics are following: up-to-date systems and technologies of defense industry for land, naval and aviation forces; satellite and space technologies and technologies to defense against terrorism. 
Ukraine defene industry Ukroboronprom booth at DSA 2014, defense exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Poland asks United States to deploy 10,000 American troops in his country

Warsaw and Washington may announce the deployment of additional American troops in Poland next week, Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said following a meeting with his US counterpart, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's Alpha Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, are familiarizing members of the Polish military on the Patriot Missile system.
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Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding lays keel of first SIGMA 10514 PKR Frigate for TNI AL (Indonesia)

In accordance with the agreed planning in the contract for the construction of a Damen SIGMA Frigate for the Indonesian Navy, the keellaying ceremony has taken place on 16 April 2014 at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia. The construction of the 4 modules that are going to be built at PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard Surabaya and the two modules that are being built in Vlissingen, are proceeding according to schedule.

CZ P-09 9mm automatic pistol strength tests Czech Republic small arms ma...



At DSA 2014, the Defense Services Asia Exhibition in Malaysia Czech Company CZ presents to the general public for the first time in Asia the new models of CZ P-09 pistol. Compact and standard sized pistol, designed for and in the cooperation with military and law enforcement operatives all around the world, brings many important improvements in design, ergonomics, shooting comfort and durability.




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Iran has designed new powerful S-200 surface-to-air defense missile system Sayyad 3

Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced that Iran has designed a new powerful and high-precision missile dubbed 'Sayyad (Hunter) 3' to be mounted on its long-range S-200 anti-aircraft system.
Iranian army S-200 Surface-to-air defense missile system
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Minotor-Service of Belarus presents new family of Mosquito tracked armoured vehicles at DSA 2014.

At DSA 2014, the Defense Services Asia Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Belarus Company Minotor-Service unveils a new family of tracked armoured vehicle, named Mosquito. This new range of vehicle is based on the 3T Mosquito which is now in service with the Belarus army. 
Scale model of Belarus Mosquito 6 roadwheels anti-tank tracked armoured vehicle 
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Canadian Army Special Forces need to buy a new armoured vehicle for use in Arctic and desert.

Canada’s special forces will get a new fleet of armoured vehicles for use in the Arctic and in the desert. The government will buy 17 all-terrain armoured vehicles for the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), as well as examine an option to purchase five more later, according to the Canadian Department of National Defence. 
BV-206 all-terrain vehicle of Canadian army
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Friday, 18 April 2014

US Navy and Austal held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Gabrielle Giffords, 10th LCS

The US Navy and Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Gabrielle Giffords, the Navy's tenth littoral combat ship (LCS), on April 16 in Mobile, Ala. The keel-laying ceremony recognizes the first joining together of a ship's components. While modern shipbuilding processes allow fabrication of individual modules to begin months earlier, the laying of the keel represents the formal beginning of a ship. 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Selex ES Signs Contract to upgrade Royal Malaysian Navy Super Lynx MK100 helicopters

Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signature of a contract with AIROD SDN BHD for the supply and support of equipment for the Government of Malaysia, Royal Malaysian Navy Super Lynx MK100 helicopter.

U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command Awards Lockheed Martin $10 Million Contract To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Operational readiness of the U.S. Navy’s MK-48 heavyweight torpedo inventory will continue to be ensured by Lockheed Martin. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Lockheed Martin a contract option worth approximately $10 million to support the Navy’s intermediate-level maintenance activities for all MK-48 torpedoes. This is the first option exercised from a contract awarded in 2013 and brings the total contract value to more than $18 million.