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Monday, 29 August 2011

SMES 2011 Defence Security Exhibition Middle East featuring latest military and security technology

SMES 2011, International Defence and Security exhibition of Middle East featuring the latest military- and security-related technology and equipment will take place in November in Beirut, Interior Minister Marwan Charbel announced Thursday, August 25, 2011. Army Recognition will be the official online show news daily for SMES 2011.
Launching of the Security Middle East Show – SMES 2011 with Lebanese Minister of Interior Marwan Charbel and Mr. Riad Kahwaji CEO of the show organizer, the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis – INEGMA.
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Libyan rebels ready to make the last battle for Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte

Libyan anti-Gadhafi forces are drawing closer to Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte, as they continue to search for the embattled leader after seizing control of the country's capital.
A Libyan rebel sits on top of an captured armoured vehicle near the residential area in Brega
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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

British Royal air Force aircraft ready for further action over the city of Tripoli in Libya

As street fighting continues in Tripoli between Free Libya Forces and members of Colonel Gaddafi's former regime, British and NATO military aircraft are maintaining a presence in the air. In the lead up to Free Libya Forces entering Tripoli this weekend the RAF continued to strike at key Colonel Gaddafi targets within the city as part of NATO's Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR.
British Royal Air Force Typhoon and Tornado GR4 aircraft at Gioia del Colle air base in southern Italy (stock image)
[Picture: Senior Aircraftwoman Sally Raimondo, Crown Copyright/British MOD 2011]
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Battle of Tripoli is not finished and Scud missile was launched by Gaddafi forces from Sirte Libya conflict

The fighting continue in the city of Tripoli, the Libyan rebels had announced the victory a little too early. The forces of Colonel Kadhafi would have left coming the rebels inside in the city before encircling them. Three Scud missiles was launched by pro Gaddafi forces from the city of Sirte.
Libya conflict combat map situation August 22, 2011
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Monday, 22 August 2011

Two more additional Iron Dome air defence system batteries for Israeli Army in the next few weeks

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak visited the Iron Dome battery and its operators today, Sunday (August 21). The battery successfully intercepted around ten rockets launched at Israeli territory by terrorists. Defense Minister Barak mentioned that Israel has two operational Iron Dome batteries, and that two additional batteries will be added in the next few weeks.
(Source IDF)
Israeli Iron Dome air defence missile system at Paris Air Show 2011
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More than 80% of the city of Tripoli is under the control of Libyans rebels Libya conflict

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi may still be in Tripoli as fierce fighting continues around his residence in the country’s capital, media reports said on Monday, August 22, 2011. Six months after a ragtag group of poorly trained rebels set out to topple the Libyan regime, the fighters appeared Monday to be on the brink of ending Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule. The loyalists control 15 to 20 percent of the city.
Libyan rebels in Benghazi celebrated the victory of Tripoli battle
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Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Libyan rebels announced the beginning of the Tripoli battle Libya conflict

Libyan rebels say they have launched an attack on Tripoli, piling more pressure onto Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Gunfire and explosions could be heard in the capital on Saturday night,August 21, as the opposition moved closer.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Iraq has the most capable counterinsurgency force in the Middle East and Central Asia

Iraq has the most capable counterinsurgency force in the Middle East and Central Asia, but its military still has a long way to go to defend the Iraqi people, a spokesman for U.S. Forces Iraq said here today. Iraq has a very capable army and growing air force and navy capabilities, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan said in an interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service.
Sgt. Ryan Fox (left), with Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, assists Iraqi Army soldiers assigned to 8th Iraqi army Brigade, 1st Division (Image U.S. Army Copyright)
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BAE Systems launch new mine protected vehicle Casspir Mk 6 armoured personnel carrier

BAE Systems is releasing details of the latest addition to its proven mine protected vehicle range, the Casspir Mk6 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC). The Casspir Mk6 evolved from the reliable and renowned Casspir heritage. The latest development also incorporates experience from the battle proven RG31 (over 2400 in service) to ensure a superior and affordable APC.
Link to Technical Data Sheet and pictures Casspir Mk 6 mine protected armoured personnel carrier
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Rebel forces took the control of the oil city of Zawiya 50 kilometers west of the capital Tripoli

Libyan forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi are reported to have abandoned a coastal oil refinery in Zawiya, just 50km (30 miles) west of Tripoli. Rebel forces are said to be in control of the area.
Rebel fighters in the city Zawiya, 50 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli.
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Thursday, 18 August 2011

First flight demonstration for new fighter aircraft Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA Moscow Air Show MAKS 2011

Russia's Sukhoi T-50 5th generation fighter performed its first demonstration flight at the MAKS 2011 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on Wednesday, August 17, 2011.
Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA new Russian fighter aircraft in flight demonstration at MAKS 2011

The new anti-tank guided missile Kornet-EM is presented at Moscow air Show MAKS 2011

The new ultramodern anti-tank guided missile system Kornet-EM is presented at the International Aviation and Space salon of Moscow, MAKS 2011.
Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missile at MAKS 2011 (Photo Vitaly Kuzmin)
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For the first time at DSEI the Griffon hovercraft 2400TD in demonstration on the water DSEI 2011

For the first time at DSEi, a hovercraft will be giving demonstrations on the water at this year’s exhibition. An in-service Royal Marines 2400TD will form part of the Waterborne Demonstration outside the South Hall on Victoria Dock.
Griffon hovercraft 2400TD
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Israeli Defence Company Rafael at DSEI 2011 with high-tech defense technologies products

The Israeli Defence Compnay Rafael presents at DSEI 2011 International Defence & Security Equipment Exhibition in London, UK, its full range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea and space applications.
Trophy active protection system for AFV

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Gaddafi forces have fired a Scud ballistic missile for the first time after six months of conflict

Military forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi have fired a Scud missile for the first time in the country's six-month conflict, US defence officials say. After several weeks of NATO air strikes, the forces of Colonel Gaddafi have always military equipment to fight the rebels.
Scud missile of Libyan army during a military parade in Tripoli (Archive image)
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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Large military operation for the Egyptian army against armed extremists in the North Sinai

The military command of the Egyptian army has sent some 1,000 soldiers to the North Sinai for a large-scale operation against armed extremists in the North Sinai province, Egypt's media reported on Sunday, July 14, 2011.
Egyptian army soldiers with armoured vehicle (Archive image)
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Indian army tested successfully firing of an advanced version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

An advanced version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired by the Army at the Chandan area of Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer at 1035 hours on Friday, July 12, 2011, a source in the Indian Defense Ministry said.
Indian Army Brahmos supersonic cruise missile
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Czech army has opted to preserve its main battle tank fleet with T-72M4 MBT

The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) has opted to preserve its main battle tank (MBT) fleet within the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) despite massive budget cuts.
Czech Army main battle tank T-72M4
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Swedish Company Saab receives new orders for its man-portable weapon system Carl-Gustaf

Defence and security company Saab has received an order for components to the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. The total value of the order is MSEK 362 (40 million €).
Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system (Image Saab Group)
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Israeli army (IDF) reveals the most precise electro optic missile Tamuz and the armoured APC Hafiz

The Israeli army (IDF) Artillery Brigade reveals the most precise electro optic missile, 'Tamuz' and the APC 'Hafiz' which carries its launch tower and deadly missiles.
A 'Tamuz' missile fired from an M-113 armored personnel carrier. (Photo: IDF)
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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Army Recognition Official Online Show News Daily for MSPO 2011 Defence Exhibition in Poland

Army Recognition Company is proud to announce that we have been selected as official Media Partner and Official Online Daily News MSPO 2011, International Defence Industry Exhibition, Kielce, Poland, which will be held from the 5 – 8 September 2011. The organizers of MSPO 2011 understood the interest to use the notoriety and the popularity of Army Recognition web site to diffuse all activities of the event and to help the exhibitors with a world window in parallel with MSPO 2011 about latest defence and security technologies and innovations.
MSPO 2011 19th International Defence Industry Exhibition (Archive image MSPO 2010)
Date: 5- 8 September 2011
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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Cuba and Angola will grow their military cooperation between the two armies

Long-standing allies Cuba and Angola have boosted military cooperation during a visit to the communist-run Caribbean island by Angolan defense officials, Cuban state media reported Monday, 9 July, 2011.
Cuban army during a military parade (Archive image)
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Denel Stryker LAV III 105 mm howitzer can directly fire three shells through the same hole

Denel Land Systems has developed an artillery piece that can directly fire three shells through the same hole – at a distance of one kilometre. The accuracy of this locally developed piece of artillery is equally impressive. This system fire at a range of 30km and deliver 50% of its projectiles within the size of a soccer field.
LAV-III Stryker 105 mm wheeled self-propelled artillery howitzer at AAD 2010 defence exhibition
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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

British Army Royal Air Force and Navy strike numerous targets in Zlitan Libya

The British Army Royal air Force and Royal Navy have been conducting strikes against key targets of Colonel Gaddafi's former regime, particularly in Zlitan, this weekend. Two formations conducted a concerted strike on a former regime barracks and ammunition depot near the town of Zlitan, Sunday July 7, 2011, as well as a headquarters.
HMS Bangor Sandown class mine hunter British Royal Navy
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Navistar Defense receives an order from U.S. Army TACOM for 194 troop transport vehicles

Navistar Defense, LLC today announced that it received both a contract extension and a delivery order to support Afghanistan Security Forces. The $28 million order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command calls for 194 general troop transport vehicles. The contract extension runs through December 2011 and has a ceiling of $83 million to allow for additional vehicle orders and support packages.
Navistar Defense truck 7000-MV used as troop transport vehicle
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Sunday, 7 August 2011

Israeli Defence Industry Rafael at AUVSI 2011 with top-quality UAV products and technology

AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America is the premier forum for reviewing, assessing and discussing the current state of the unmanned systems market. At AUVSI 2011, the Israeli Defence Company Rafael presents a top-quality product suite to meet today's challenges of UAV intelligence gathering and processing.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

New shot detection system called Boomerang III for British army troops in Afghanistan

A state-of-the-art new shot detection system called Boomerang III has been introduced for British army troops in patrol bases and checkpoints on the front line of Helmand province to alert troops immediately to the source of incoming fire.
The Boomerang device helps troops in Afghanistan pinpoint the source of incoming small arms fire
[Picture: Corporal Andy Reddy RLC, Crown Copyright/British MOD 2011]
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U.S. Army Chinook helicopter shot down by Taliban in Afghanistan killing 31 U.S. Special Forces

A U.S.army Chinook helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan has killed 31 U.S. special forces and seven Afghan soldiers, President Hamid Karzai's office says. The forces have been conducting almost daily night-time raids against insurgent targets throughout Afghanistan.
A Chinook helicopter with Task Force Brawler, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, lifts off after unloading Soldiers and school supplies in the Logar province, Afghanistan. (Archive Image)
(Photo Credit U.S. army : Sgt. Scott Tant, 4/3 Aviation Regiment, TF Falcon)
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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Italian frigate Bersagliere nearly hit by unidentified missile during a patrol on the Libyan coast

An unidentified missile fell Wednesday into the seawater not far from an Italian frigate patrolling the Libyan coast, according to local media reports.
MM Bersagliere (F-584) Multi-role missile frigate Italian Navy (Archive image)
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BAE Systems receives new contract modification for 48 M88A2 HERCULES recovery vehicles

BAE Systems was recently awarded a contract modification for $108.4 million to provide 45 M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Evacuation System (HERCULES) vehicles and associated parts to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
Link to Technical Data Sheet M88A2 HERCULES Heavy armoured recovery vehicle U.S. Army
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General Dynamics to Supply 33 Light Armored Vehicles LAV A2 to the U.S. Marine Corps

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has been awarded a $42 million contract to produce 33 Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-A2) in various configurations for the United States Marine Corps. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
LAV25 A2 Light Armoured Vehicle U.S. Marine Corps
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Russia planning to buy up to 120 Iskander-M SS-26 Stone tactical ballistic missile systems

The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to buy up to 120 Iskander-M tactical missile systems, Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov said.
Link to Technical Data Sheet Russian Iskander-M SS-26 Stone ballistic missile
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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

British armoured Warthog cover distance of around world in 80 days on operations in Afghanistan

After 80 days in Afghanistan, the Operation HERRICK 14 Warthog Group has travelled a distance equivalent to circumnavigating the world. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards' (SCOTS DG) Delta Squadron Warthog Group of British Army has been in Afghanistan for 80 days, covering, in that time, 41,000 km (or 25,625 miles) with their all-terrain vehicles.
Members of the Delta Squadron Warthog Group man personnel and vehicle checkpoints at Main Operating Base Price, Helmand province
[Picture: Corporal Andy Reddy, Crown Copyright/British MOD 2011]
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Dassault Systèmes and Local Motors joint team to deliver the first co-created military vehicle

Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that it has teamed with Local Motors (Chandler, AZ) to deliver the first co-created military vehicle.

Turkish Defence Company Roketsan and Azerbaijan to make joint production of 107- 122 mm rockets

Turkey’s ROKETSAN and Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense Industry are expected to reach one more agreement on joint production.
Turkish Roketsan rockets 107 and 122 mm at Defence Exhibition BRIDEX 2011
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First Turkish MRAP armoured personnel carrier Kirpi will soon be exported in Iraq and Afghanistan

Turkey's first indigenously produced MRAP mine resistant vehicle, the "Kirpi" already in service with the Turkish armed forces, will soon be exported to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Link to Technical Data Sheet and pictures Kirpi BMC 350 MRAP personnel carrier vehicle
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