Friday, 30 September 2011

The new ground-to-air missile system HQ-16 has entered service in the Chinese Army

Chinese Official military media for the first time acknowledged Monday that China's new land-based mid-range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) system has reached operational capability. Military observers say that deployment of this missile system will boost China's air defense capability.
Chinese HQ-16 Hongqi-16 air defense ground-to-air missile system
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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Suffren SSN, first of Baracuda class will begin sea trials in spring 2016

Suffren, first of the new Baracuda class of nuclear powered submarine, will begin its sea trials in the spring of 2016 for delivery to the French Navy in 2017. Assembled in the arsenal of DCNS Cherbourg, the 99.5 meters hull is almost finished, but there is still over four years of work to complete the first ship.

Baracuda SSN (source: DCNS)

French Navy ATL2 flying Libyan reconnaissance missions over Libya

Since July 27, 2011, French Navy Atlantique 2 joined the air detachment of Suda (Crete) as part of Operation Harmattan. Usually deployed for anti-submarine warfare and anti-ship missions, the maritime patrol aircraft proves to be a valuable asset by conducting reconnaissance missions over the Libyan territory.

French Navy ATL 2 based in Suda, Crete (picture: EMA/French Navy)

Qatari Emiri Navy selects MBDA's MM40 Blk III antiship missile

The Qatari Emiri Navy will procure a batch of Exocet MM40 Block 3 missiles to equip its fleet of four Vita class Patrol Boats, US missile developer MBDA has said.

Exocet MM40 Block III model shown during Euronaval 2010

The new Exocet MM40 Block 3 is a latest generation of naval superiority missile. Its turbojet propulsion provides a significantly extended range and due to its GPS navigation it is able to strike a target designated by its geographical coordinates, while remaining compatible with existing MM40 launchers, MBDA said.

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Sagem to modernize navigation system on South Korea's KSS-1 submarines

After a hard-fought international competition, Sagem (Safran group) was chosen by the South Korean Defense Ministry's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to modernize the navigation system on the navy's KSS-1 class Chang Bogo submarines. Each KSS-1 will be fitted with two Sigma 40XP inertial navigation systems, integrated in the ship's combat system.

Sagem's Sigma 40XP inertial navigation system (picture: Sagem)

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Africa’s aerospace industry launched a new light reconnaissance aircraft the AHRLAC

Africa’s aerospace industry has entered a new era with the launch of a ground-breaking multi-role aviation platform. This marks the first time in Africa’s history that the continent has independently designed and manufactured its own aircraft. The market potential of the aircraft could add up to half a billion dollars to the industrial output of the South African economy.
AHRLAC is a compact twin-boom single-engine surveillance and light strike aircraft with a tandem-seated crew of two.
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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Russian Company Industry Arzamas Engineering Plant unveils BTR-82A and Tigr-6A APC vehicles

Experts from the Russian Defence Industry Arzamas Engineering Plant have unveiled their brand-new Tigr-6A light armored truck and BTR-82-A armored personnel carrier.
Russian BTR-82A wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier
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Elbit Systems to supply Israeli Ministry of Defense with communication equipment

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("ESLT") announced today that it was awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to supply, upgrade and provide maintenance under the Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF) communications equipment project.
Elbit Systems PRC-710MB is an effective solution for advanced voice and data communications
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Russian parliament ratifies Abkhazia and South Ossetia military base deployment

The Russian parliament's upper house ratified agreements on Wednesday concluded last year with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, under which Moscow will set up military bases in the breakaway republics.
A battalion of latest generation of Russian main battle tank T-90 is already deployed in Abkhazia
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Tajik and Kyrgyz army troops hold joint counter-terrorism exercise

The Tajik and Kyrgyz armed forces started a joint exercise in the Dzhirgatal district (200 kilometers east of Dushanbe) in east Tajikistan on Monday, September 26, 2011.
Tajik Army airborne unit during joint military exercises (Archive image)
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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Fighter F-35 F/A-18 - Super Hornet - Eurofighter Typhoon bid for Japan combat aircraft order

A competition to provide Japan’s next generation of jet fighters is under way after U.S. and European aircraft makers submitted specifications and prices to Japan’s Defense Ministry on Monday, September 26, 2011. Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co. and Eurofighter GmbH submitted bids to supply Japan with fighter jets in a contest that may be worth more than $4 billion.
European multirole fighter aircraft Eurofighter Typhoon
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Future of military vehicle capabilities from Oshkosh Defense on display at Modern Day Marine 2011

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will showcase a range of cutting edge vehicle platforms and technologies to serve the U.S. Marine Corps in its exhibit at Modern Day Marine 2011 in Quantico, Va.
Oshkosh Defense LCTV Light Combat Tactical Vehicle
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Monday, 26 September 2011

Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighter aircraft technical data sheet pictures video

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine multirole combat aircraft, designed and built by a consortium of three aviation companies: EADS, Alenia Aeronautica and BAE Systems; working through a holding company, Eurofighter GmbH.

Eurofighter Typhoon Technical data sheet pictures
Eurofighter Typhoon technical data sheet

Syrian armed forces use tanks and artillery to fight anti-government protests

Syrian army tanks pounded a town on a strategic highway overnight, injuring at least three people during a military crackdown on dissent in the central region of Homs, activists and residents said on Monday, Reuters reported.
A Syrian armoured vehicle BRDM-2 is pictured outside the sandbagged police headquarters of the central city of Homs, 160 kms northeast of Damascus (August Archive image)
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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Libya's interim government forces launch fresh assault on Kadafi's hometown Sirte

Libya's interim government forces Saturday claimed a new military advance into the deposed Libyan dictator's hometown Sirte. The western military alliance "struck a series of targets (Gadhafi) forces used in order to threaten the civilian population of Sirte," NATO said in a statement.
Libya's interim government forces fired with heavy artillery howitzer against the city of Sirte, one of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's last remaining strongholds.
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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Vladimir Putin wants to fully re-equip Russian armed forces in 5 to 10 years

Russia must re-equip his armed forces in 5 to 10 years, said Saturday, September 23, 2011, in Moscow Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who could become the next president.
Russia ordered two new French made Mistral class amphibious assault ships
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Friday, 23 September 2011

Polish ANDERS multipurpose combat platform with the Belgian CMI Defence CT-CV 105 mm canon

The Polish Defence Company OBRUM (BUMAR Group) in Gliwice, has designed another version of the multirole platform Anders. This version is equipped with the Belgian CMI Defence CT-CV 105 mm calibre gun.

Polish ANDERS multipurpose combat platform with Belgian CT-CV 105 mm calibre canon.

Russia could deploy attack helicopters Mi-28N and Iskander-M missile in South-Ossetia and Abkhazia

Russia could deploy attack helicopters Mi-28N and Iskander-M tactical missiles in Abkhazia and South Ossetia if Georgia continues to increase its military potential in the region, announced to RIA Novosti Igor Korotchenko, a member of social Council for the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Iskander-M SS-26 Stone Russian tactical missile
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Foreign military sale from United States of artillery howitzers, systems and vehicles for Saudi Arabia

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Thursday of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of Howitzers, radars, ammunition and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $886 million.
M777A2 towed howitzer 155mm US Army
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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Oshkosh Defense unveils new HRS Heavy Recovery System truck at Modern Day Marine 2011

Heavier vehicles and more powerful improvised explosive devices (IED) are placing new mobility and protection demands on the U.S. Armed Forces’ recovery vehicle fleet. To address these challenges, Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will unveil the latest in heavy recovery technology at Modern Day Marine 2011 Sept. 27-29 in Quantico, Va.
Oshkosh Defense HRS Heavy Recovery System truck
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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Iran will develop its own version of the sophisticated S-300 air defense missile system

A senior Iranian military commander announced here on Tuesday that Iran is developing its own version of the sophisticated S-300 air defense system, adding that Iranian experts have removed the flaws and defects of the Russian version.
S-300 PMU2 Russian made air defense missile system at MAKS Air Show Moscow
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Monday, 19 September 2011

Iran to display latest home made military equipment and products on September 22 parade

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the country will display its latest military achievements and products in nationwide parades on September 22. "The latest achievements of the Defense Ministry which have been supplied to the Armed Forces recently will be displayed by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Islamic Republic Army during the September 22 parades," Vahidi said during a visit to a defense industry plant on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
As every year Iran unveils new home made military equipment during military parade (Archive 2010)
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Sunday, 18 September 2011

Pro-Gaddafi forces continue strong resistance against the new Libya's interim government forces

The new Libya's interim government forces continue the battle with the Colonel Gaddafi's forces around the city of Sirte, there is heavy resistance and at this time the war is not finished.
Anti-Gaddafi fighters fire weapons at Gaddafi loyalists near Sirte, the hometown of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi.
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Saturday, 10 September 2011

NATO aircraft destroy two Scud ballistic missile in Libya

NATO air strikes in Libya destroyed two Scud missiles, part of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's arsenal, the military alliance said on Friday, September 9, 2011.
Russian made Scud SS-1 medium range ballistic missile which can be equipped with nuclear, chemical or conventional HE warheads.
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Russian army is planning to equip armoured units with new generation main battle tank in 2014

The Russian military is planning to carry out a large-scale rearmament of its armored units with new-generation main battle tanks (MBT) in 2014-2020, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday, September 10, 2011.
Russian T-90 main battle tank
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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Russian made SA-24 Igla-S missiles were stolen from Tripoli Libya weapons warehouse

A potent stash of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles is missing from a huge Tripoli weapons warehouse amid reports of weapons looting across war-torn Libya. Russian made anti-aircraft missiles SA-24 Iglas-S would have disappeared from these weapons warehouse.
Latest generation of portable air defense missile system mounted on Strelets set used by the Libyan armed forces during the combat against the Libyan rebels. The Strelets is designed for remote automated firing of the 9K338 Igla-S SA-24 Grinch and Igla surface-to-air missile.
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Monday, 5 September 2011

Opening of the 19th International Defence Industry Exhibition in Poland, MSPO 2011

Today opening of the 19th International Defence Industry Exhibition, this will be held from the 5 to 8 September 2011. The Defence Exhibition MSPO which is organized under the auspices of the Polish Minister of National Defence is one of the three most important military events in Europe, ranked just after the Paris defence exhibition (Eurosatory) and United Kingdom defence exhibition (DSEI).

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Armed forces of Brunei to purchase Indonesian made wheeled armoured vehicle APC Pindad

The government of Brunei Darussalam is set to buy armored personnel carriers (APC) Pindad from Indonesia's state-owned arms manufacturer PT. Pindad, based on a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this year.
Pindad wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier at BRIDEX 2011 Brunei defence exhibition
(Copyright Army Recognition Official Online Daily News BRIDEX 2011
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PIM M109A6 Paladin the next generation of 155 mm artillery cannon howitzer for U.S. Army

The U.S. Army is developing a next-generation, 40-ton 155mm Howitzer artillery cannon able to fire precision rounds, accommodate additional armor protections and power more on-board electrical systems.
Link to Technical Data Sheet and pictures PIM M109A6 Paladin
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A third Iron Dome air defense system is deployed by Israeli Army near the city of Ashdod

A third Iron Dome battery was stationed near the city of Ashdod on Wednesday (August 31), protecting its 200,000 residents from rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. The battery was deployed sooner than planned, thanks to the work of Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, Aerial Defense Network soldiers, Defense Ministry personnel and other security officials.
Iron Dome air defence missile system Israeli Army
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Thursday, 1 September 2011

BAE Systems delivers RG35 RPU for the Canadian TAPV Tactical Armoured Patrol vehicle program

BAE Systems has again teamed with Canadian industry to provide the best of Canadian technology and capability as part of their response to the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program, with its RG35 RPU (Reconnaissance , Patrol and Utility).
Link to RG35 RPU Technical Data Sheet and pictures
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