Saturday, 6 February 2016

Iran wishes to acquire new military equipment and combat vehicles from Russia.

Iran wishes to acquire new Russian weapons, and the defense cooperation between the two countries is developing, adviser to Iran's supreme leader Ali Akbar Velayati said Thursday, February 4, 2016. Iran wishes to acquire new Russian weapons, and the defense cooperation between the two countries is developing, adviser to Iran's supreme leader Ali Akbar Velayati said Thursday, Sputnik reported. 
Iranian Army Russian-made T-72S main battle tank at military parade in Tehran. 
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Philippines Army is looking the possibility to upgrade M113A2 APC with 25mm automatic cannon.

The Mechanized Infantry Division (MID) of Philippines Army is looking at the possibility of installing 25mmm automatic cannons to some of its newly-refurbished M-113A2 armored personnel carriers (APCs) of which 114 were formally accepted for service Thursday, February 4, 2016.
Philippines army M113A2 APC armoured personnel carrier
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Soviet-made ZSU-23-4 Shilka anti-aicraft guns used by Syrian troops against ground threats

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces fighting the Russia-banned Islamic State terrorist group have been using towed and self-propelled antiaircraft guns (SPAAG) against ground threats, with the ZSU-23-4 Shilka SPAAG being especially popular in this role.
A Syrian Army ZSU-23-4 during the battle of Quseir, June 2013.
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Testing Times Ahead for the Royal Navy F-35B Lightning II Fighter

The Royal Navy’s strike fighter of tomorrow will be tested to the limit by BAE Systems – without ever leaving the ground. Scientists and experts on Humberside will be putting strains and stresses on the F-35 Lightning II – the aerial punch of HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales – to ensure the stealth fighter-bomber is up to a lifetime of demanding operations.

Russia has developped a silo-based version of Bastion SSC-5 Stooge coastal missile system

Russia’s Machine-Building Scientific and Production Association has developed a stationary version of the Bastion (NATO reporting name: SSC-5 Stooge) coastal defense missile system with a silo-based launcher, the association’s spokesman said on Friday, February 5, 2016.
Russian Bastion (NATO reporting name: SSC-5 Stooge) coastal missile system
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US Navy Commander of CSG 8 & Harry S. Truman CSG Visit French Navy Aircraft Carrier

The French Navy (Marine Nationale) announced that on 30 January 2016, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Bret C. Batchelder, Commander of Carrier Strike Group 8 (CSG 8) and Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group visited French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to meet his counterpart, French Navy Rear Adm. Rene-Jean Crignola, Commander Task Force (CTF) 50. USS Harry S Truman and Charles de Gaulle aircraft carriers are currently deployed in the Arabian/Persian Gulf in support of coalition operations against Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

Friday, 5 February 2016

TsNIITochMash has tested its new fighting module for Zauralets-D self-propelled artillery system

Russian Company TsNIITochMash has tested its new fighting module for the Zauralets-D, a new development of self-propelled artillery system, Dmitry Semizorov, director general of Russian defense contractor TSNIITOCHMASH, told journalists on Friday, February 5, 2016.
The new Zauralets-D artillery system is based on the 2S25M Sprut-SDM1 (on picture) airdroppable Self-Propelled antitank gun.
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Video Altay Otokar MBT Main Battle Tank firing mobility field test Turkey Turkish army defense industry

The Altay is the future third generation main battle tank (MBT) for the Turkish army. The first prototypes of Turkey’s main battle tank ALTAY designed and developed by OTOKAR, the biggest privately owned company of the Turkish Defence Industry was unveiled at OTOKAR facilities in Sakarya on November 15th, 2012. 

TsAGI of Russia is testing unmanned aerial vehicle features vertical takeoff and landing capabilities

Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) is testing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the characteristics of a convertiplane, the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry’s press office said on Friday, February 5, 2016.
TsAGI unmanned aircraft for vertical takeoff and landing with lift fans.
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Russian Ministry of Defense to trial Ural Taifun-U 6x6 vehicle in Arctic

Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) is planning to trial new mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) Taifun-U (Typhoon U) 6x6 vehicle developed by JSC Ural Automobile Works (UAW, a subsidiary of GAZ Group) in the Arctic region, according to the UAW official Sergey Suvorov.

Taifun-U (Typhoon U) 6x6 vehicle