Monday, 30 April 2012

Thomas Electronics of Australia has successfully completes the prototype turret for ASLAV CPT

Sydney based aerospace & defence technology group Thomas Electronics of Australia has successfully completed the prototype turret assembly for the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) Crew Procedural Trainer (CPT) simulator project. Thomas Electronics is acting as the major sub-contractor to Thales Australia on the project, which involves production of 9 ASLAV CPTs for use by the Australian Army.
There are currently over 250 ASLAVs in service with the Australian Defence Force.

The paratroopers of the Czech army are satisfied with the new CZ 75 SP-01 PHANTOM pistol

Czech Army Paratroopers of the 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade practiced life fires with new CZ-75 SP-01 Phantom pistols at the Vrsovice Range on 25 April 2012. “Every soldier must know shooting,“ Warrant Officer 2nd Class Vratislav Louda, shooting instructor, opened life fires training by this clear statement.
A soldier of the 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade of Czech Army before shooting
Picture by: Second Lieutenant Milan Nemec Czech army

Rheinmetall receives order from South Korea: MASS naval countermeasures system for LST-II-class

The ROK Navy is procuring Rheinmetall’s MASS, the Düsseldorf-based company’s state-of-the-art decoy system for frigates, corvettes, minesweepers and patrol boats, for installation on its new Landing Ship, Tank vessels (LST-II). The South Korean Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) contracted with Samsung-Thales Co. Ltd. of Seoul to equip the ships. The basis for this is a license agreement between Rheinmetall and Samsung-Thales. Total order volume comes to around €7 million.
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Thailand and China will jointly develop the DTI-1G MLRS rocket launcher with guidance system

Thailand and China have agreed to jointly develop multiple rocket launchers DTI-1G with a guidance system as part of a move to strengthen military ties. The two sides reached the agreement during a visit to China by the Thai military top brass in what was described by Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat as a call by "the whole family" to China which is "our close relative".
The first systems of DTI-1 MLRS were delivered to the Thai army in january 2011.

Chinese Company Poly Technologies showcased several new ship designs for export at DSA 2012

Chinese company Poly Technologies presented several new naval equipment products available for the export market at the DSA 2012 Defense exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Poly Technologies, a subsidiary of China Poly Group Corporation, is a defense manufacturing and international trading company. In their new Naval Equipment catalog, they introduced several new vessel designs.                      
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Sunday, 29 April 2012

SOFEX 2012 ready to be the defence Special Forces exhibition of the year in the Middle-East region

Managing Director of the Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX 2012) Amer Tabbaa said that preparations for holding exhibition have been completed. Follow all activities of SOFEX 2012 with full coverage of this event by Army Recognition team with news, video and photograph reports.
SOFEX 212 The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference from 7 - 10 May 2012

Army Recognition online defence security magazine official show daily news IDEB 2012 defence exhibition in Slovakia

The Internet defence and security magazine Army Recognition is Official media partner and Official Online Show Daily News for IDEB 2012, defence exhibition in Bratislava which will be held from 2 to 4 May 2012 in Slovakia.
Delta Defence Slovak Defence Industry

Lebanese army intercepted three containers of weapons and ammunitions on the way for Syria

The Lebanese army has seized a large consignment of Libyan weapons from a ship intercepted in the Mediterranean. It didn’t say where the vessel was heading. But the ship’s owner says it was due to unload in the north Lebanese port city of Tripoli.
Lebanese flatbed army trucks carrying the containers where weapons were found hidden, leave the port of Selaata, north of Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday April 28, 2012.

Russian Defense Ministry has ordered more S-300V ground-to-air defence missile system

The Russian Defense Ministry has resumed large-scale procurements of modernized S-300V surface-to-air missile systems, the manufacturer said on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
Russian S-300V ground-to-air defence missile system

Saturday, 28 April 2012

New FED Bravo Fuel Efficient ground vehicke was displayed at Society Automotive Engineers 2012

This week the United States Army debuted its latest concept vehicle FED Bravo that not only significantly improves upon fuel economy, it also has the capability to generate and export electric power to Soldiers in austere locations like Afghanistan.
The United States Army debuted its latest concept vehicle, the Fuel Efficient ground vehicle Demonstrator, or FED Bravo, to the public at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2012 World Congress in Detroit, Mich., April 24-26, 2012.

Update: Type 216 datasheet

US Navy launches official Request for Information (RFI) for F/A-XX strike fighter

The US Navy has launched mid-April an official RFI for the F/A-XX carrier-based strike fighter. The F/A-XX is intended to replace both F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter and EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft currently in service in the US Navy by the years 2030ies.
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Italian Air Force Pilot Lt. Col. Daniele reaches 1,000 fight hours on fighter aircraft Typhoon

Lieutenant Colonel Daniele L. of the Italian Air Force has become the first Italian Typhoon pilot to reach 1,000 flight hours on the aircraft. This milestone was achieved during an Air Defence training mission flown through Tuscany’s air space recently.
Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft

Friday, 27 April 2012

Russian scientists created a new super-sensitive explosive detection device

Not even the tiniest of particles will be able to escape the new super-sensitive explosive detecting device created by Russian scientists. Its laser sensor can pick up on a single molecule in a million from up to 50 meters away. The device was developed over a period of five years by the Siberian branch of the country’s Academy of Sciences.

Lockheed Martin PAC-3 missile successfully intercepts cruise missile target during flight test

Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted and destroyed a cruise missile target yesterday at the Utah Test and Training Range in an unprecedented interoperability demonstration utilizing the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor (JLENS) and the PATRIOT system.
Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor on the PAC-3 Missile Segment upgrade to the Patriot air defense system. The PAC-3 Missile Segment upgrade consists of the PAC-3 Missile, a highly agile hit-to-kill interceptor, the PAC-3 Missile canisters (each of which hold four PAC-3 Missiles, with four canisters per launcher), a fire solution computer and an enhanced launcher electronics system and launcher support hardware. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

General Dynamics awarded a contract for conversion of M2 machine gun to M2A1 configuration

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $6.9 million contract by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to convert more than 3,500 M2 heavy barrel (M2HB) machine guns to the M2A1 configuration.
The M2A1 offers the proven performanceand in-place logistics support of the existing M2HB machine gun, along with the new features and design improvements of the quick change barrel (QCB) system and flash hider.

SAAB signs additional Carl-Gustaf 84mm weapon system contract with Australia

The defence and security company Saab has received an order fromAustraliafor ammunition to the Carl-Gustaf M3 weapon system. The order is placed under a standing offer signed in early 2011 and amounts to MSEK 199. It is the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) that has selected Saab to be the provider of various versions of 84 mm Carl-Gustaf ammunition.
SAAB Carl-Gustaf 84mm anti-tank weapon system

Russian Navy to receive seven project 855 (Yasen class) SSN submarines by 2021

By 2021 defense shipyard Sevmash will build seven strike nuclear submarines of Yasen class for the Russian Navy including six submarines with reinforced missile armament and reduced level of noise, a source in the governmental military industrial commission reported.

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Saab receives order from Thailand for Chakri Naruebet Aircraft Carrier C2 system upgrade

The defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Royal Thai Navy for the upgrading of the command and control system on the aircraft carrier H.T.M.S. Chakri Naruebet. The order amounts to MSEK 180.

The contract involve upgrading the aircraft carrier with the latest generation of command and control system, 9LV Mk4. Saab will also supply data-link equipment to the ship, which will allow communication between the ship and the Royal Thai Air Force’s Gripen fighter aircraft and the airborne radar system Erieye, carried by the Saab 340 AEW.

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Ukrainian Navy Submarine Zaporozhye (Foxtrot class) Sails for Sea Trials

Ukraine’s only submarine, the Zaporozhye, has left the port of Sevastopol on the Black Sea for sea trials for the first time after many years of repairs.

The Soviet-era Foxtrot class (Project 641) diesel-electric submarine stood grounded at a dock in Sevastopol for years without repair and became a symbol of the demise of Ukraine’s navy.

Russian engineers repaired and serviced the submarine and a crew of Ukrainian submariners was trained at Russian naval bases.

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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Armed forces of India want to modernize its artillery units in the past two decades

The Artillery equipments for the Indian army procured / upgraded in the past two decades includes Pinaka Rocket System; Smerch Rocket System; BrahMos Missile System and Upgradation of 130mm gun to 155mm/45 calibre. Procurement of new generation Artillery is in consonance with Artillery Profile 2027. This profile has a mix of 155mm/39 calibre, 155mm/45 calibre and 155mm/52 calibre gun system.
Pinaka MLRS Multiple launch Rocket System of Indian army

HMS Dragon, the fourth of the Royal Navy's Type 45 destroyers, commissioned into the fleet

Hundreds of guests including families of the 190-strong ship's company attended a colourful 'christening' ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base which marked the ship's transition into front line service. 
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Cooperation agreement Deftech and Tata Motors to market high mobility 4x4 trucks in Malaysia

"Tata Motors and DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (Deftech), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Berhad, Malaysia, have signed a cooperation agreement to enable both Deftech and Tata Motors to develop, promote and market Tata Motors high mobility 4x4 trucks with payloads ranging from 2.5 tonnes to 5.0 tonnes for the armed forces of Malaysia," a Tata release said here.
High mobility truck 5 ton 4x4 cargo and troop carrier at DSA 2012 Defence Services Asia 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Pakistan has conducted a successful test fire of a medium-range ballistic missile Hatf IV Shaheen 1A

Pakistan said Wednesday, April 25, 2012, that it had conducted a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, just days after its arch-rival India tested a longer-range missile.
Pakistan, April 25, 2012, successfully test-fired long-range Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) ballistic missile in the Indian Ocean.

For the first time Russian and American airborne troops will hold joint drills in United States

For the first time in history, Russian and American airborne forces will hold joint drills in the US. The anti-terror exercises scheduled for May 2012 will get off to a flying start with a tactical landing operation and “terrorist” camp raid.
Russian airborne troops during a military parade in Moscow (Archive image)

F-35A fighter aircraft completes first in-flight refueling mission with external weapons

On Saturday, Apr. 21, a Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the program’s first in-flight refueling mission while configured with external weapons at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
F-35A fighter aircraft Lockheed Martin photo by Tom Reynolds

CMN (Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie) Introduces the new DV15 RWS30 Fast Patrol Boat

CMN presents the latest spearhead of its range of Interceptors : The DV15 RWS 30. It is developed from a proven design: the Interceptor family of fast patrol boats, designed for coastal patrol, and missions that require high speed interdiction in littoral waters. The Interceptor DV15 has already been sold to the navies of Yemen, Qatar and the UAE. With this new DV15 RWS 30, CMN offers unprecedent performance and firepower rarely seen for this type of vessels.
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IVECO Defence Vehicles in talks with Colombia for delivery of 8x8 VBM Freccia infantry vehicle

Italian manufacturers with IVECO Defence Vehicles are in talks with Colombian officials to negotiate the delivery of new military vehicles including the 8x8 IFV VBM Freccia. The Colombia Army has a requirement for a new 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle as it is trying to improve its armoured component. The Colombian Army currently operates with the Brazilian made EE-9 Cascavel and EE-11 Urutu.
VBM Freccia armoured infantry fighting vehicle of Italian army

Acmat a wide range of military logistic light tactical vehicles for the modern battlefield

Military logistics is the discipline of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of military forces. Military logistics has become an essential part to support military personnel deployed on the battlefield. The main missions of logistics units are storage, distribution, maintenance, evacuation, disposition of equipment, transport of personnel, maintenance, medical and health service support.
ACMAT VLRA TPK 425 SH 4x4 light tactical vehicle shleter carrier

Datasheet: Interceptor DV15 RWS30 Fast Patrol Boat

CMN presents the latest spearhead of its range of Interceptors : The DV15 RWS 30. It is developed from a proven design: the Interceptor family of fast patrol boats, designed for coastal patrol, and missions that require high speed interdiction in littoral waters. The Interceptor DV15 has already been sold to the navies of Yemen, Qatar and the UAE. With this new DV15 RWS 30, CMN offers unprecedented performance and firepower rarely seen for this type of vessels.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Russia will not impose limitations on arms deliveries to Syria

Russia will not impose limitations on arms deliveries to Syria in addition to those established by the UN Security Council, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. “We will meticulously honor all resolutions by the UN Security Council,” he said.
In 2006, Syria has ordered 36 Russian-made air defense missile system Pantsyr-S1 with delivery between 2008 - 2011.

Libya and Iraq continue to show interest to buy Russian-made weapons and military equipment

Libya and Iraq continue to show interest in buying Russian-made weaponry despite regime changes in these countries, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. “The Libyan military leadership and the Iraqi government have shown serious interest about Russian-made military equipment,” Rogozin, who oversees the Russian defense industry, told reporters in Moscow.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin

BAE Systems wins $75 million order for hard armor to protect soldiers in combat

BAE Systems has received a $75 million order from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to produce and deliver hard armor inserts used to protect Soldiers and other men and women in combat.
“The ESAPI plate protects against multiple hits from small arms threats,” said Don Dutton, vice president and general manager of Protection Systems at BAE Systems Support Solutions. “These hard armor inserts help to save lives on the battlefield.”

Iran has announced the development of local-made S-300 missile under the name of Bavar-373

Iran’s Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi has announced progress in the development and manufacture of an indigenous version of the advanced Russian S-300 air defense missile system, the Fars news agency reported.
Russian S-300PMU1 ground-to-air defence missile system

Monday, 23 April 2012

Uganda has deployed 1,700 additional soldiers for the African Union UN mission in Somalia

Uganda has deployed an additional 1,700 troops in volatile Somalia, bringing the total number of Ugandan peacekeepers in the Horn of African country to 8,000, a military spokesman said here on Monday, April 23, 2012.
British Supacat HMT Extenda Special Forces vehicle

British Company Supacat selected for Australian Special Operations vehicle with the HMT Extenda

The Australian Defence Material Organisation (DMO) has selected Supacat as Preferred Bidder for the Special Operations Vehicle element of the Project Definition and Evaluation phase (PD&E) of JP2097 Ph 1B (REDFIN) program and has awarded Supacat an initial contract for this phase.
British Supacat HMT Extenda Special Forces vehicle

Chinese & Russian navies conduct anti-submarine exercise in Yellow Sea

A Russian naval task group arrived at the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao on Saturday for joint exercises with the Chinese navy, a captain said.

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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Brunei shows interest for Russian-made air defence missile systems and upgraded tanks T-90MS

At DSA 2012 Defence Services Asia exhibition, Rosoboronexport Russia's official weapons exporter has announced that Brunei expressed interest for acquiring Russian air defence systems and naval equipment, said the Deputy Director General of "Rosoboronexport" Nicholas Dimidyuk.
Russian main battle tank T-90MS at the REA 2011 Defence Exhibition in Nizhny Tagil , Russia.

The Malaysian Army will tested the new local-made light tactical vehicle Adiwira

The Malaysian Defence Company which produce light tactical vehicle has send three of its new Adiwira Interchangeable Tactical Mobility Systems prototype of light tactical vehicle to the Malaysian army combat training centre for trial tests.
The new light tactical vehicle Adiwira was presented for the first at the Defence Services Asia Exhibition DSA 2012, April 2012.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Boustead showcasing a DCNS Gowind corvette tweaked to Royal Malaysian Navy needs at DSA 2012

Navy Recognition team who was attending the DSA 2012 Defense exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was able to gather fresh information regarding the future Gowind corvettes of the Royal Malaysian Navy. While the negotiations are still ongoing, signature of the contract should happen soon according to an official from Boustead. The same person gave us an updated list of systems that will likely be found on those new corvettes.
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Weststar 4x4 GS Cargo the new 4x4 light tactical cargo and troop carrier vehicle of Malaysian army

At DSA 2012, Defence Services Asia Exhibition, the Malaysian Company Weststar MAXUS shows the new 4x4 light tactical vehicle Weststar 4x4 GS Cargo delivered to the Malaysian Army. Currently 11 vehicles are already in service in the Malaysian Armed Forces.
New Weststar 4x4 GS Cargo 4x4 light tactical vehicle at DSA 2012 Defence Services Asia

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Deftech, FNSS , Denel and Thales present the new wheeled combat vehicle AV8 of Malaysian army

Deftech and FNSS present the latest generation of wheeled combat armoured vehicle of Malaysian army at DSA 2012, Defence Services Asia with the AV8. The vehicle will be delivered in 12 variants. The AV8 is a new generation of wheeled armoured vehicle with special emphasis on mobility, protection, payload and growth potential.
AV8 armoured infantry combat vehicle for the Malaysian army

EXPAL presents EIMOS integrated mortar system mounted on Vamtac 4x4 light vehicle at DSA 2012

The Spanish Company Expal presents for the first time at DSA 2012 (Defence Services Asia) International Fair, the EIMOS Integrated 81 mm Mortar System mounted at the rear of a light tactical vehicle Uro VAMTAC 4x4. EIMOS is the natural evolution of the mortar, the adaptation of a traditional weapon to the current technological situation that fits with the latest Army requirements in the Mortar Fire Support scene.
The EIMOS Integrated Mortar System mounted at the rear of a light tactical vehicle Vamatc 4x4 at DSA 2012 Defence Services Asia Exhibition.

India tested Agni-5 first long-range intercontinental ballistic missile able to carry nuclear warhead

India tested on Thursday, April 19, 2012, its first long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) able to carry a nuclear warhead deep into China or Europe, bringing Delhi into a small club of nations with intercontinental nuclear capability.
An Agni V missile is launched from Wheeler Island off the eastern Indian state of Odisha
on April 19, 2012.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

AM General has introduced a new right-hand drive for its light tactical vehicle HMMWV

At DSA 2012, the American Company AM General has introduced a new right-hand drive for the sixth generation, expanded-capability HMMWV. Built to the same rigid performance requirements of the U.S. military, and preserving the quality, mobility, and durability that made HMMWV famous, this new option makes this iconic vehicle available to an even wider international market.
AM General light tactical vehicle HMMWV new right-hand drive at DSA 2012

Malaysia in talks with Russia for portable air defense missile, anti-tank missiles and patrol boats

Malaysia is close to a contract with Russia on the delivery of Kornet antitank missile systems, Igla portable anti-aircraft missiles and is also negotiating a deal on Russian guided missile and patrol boats, Russian state-controlled arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
Rosoboronexport at DSA 2012 Defence exhibition in Malaysia
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Saturday, 14 April 2012

Acmat light tactical vehicles for medical support and ambulance on the battlefield

In order to save soldier lives on the battlefield, medical units need to provide advanced care on the field and evacuate wounded personnel to a hospital as quickly as possible. Those are the two critical elements. Military ambulances include both ambulances based on civilian designs and armored, but unarmed ambulances based on wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APCs) such as the Dingo 2, VRLA TPK Acmat or the M113 tracked armored vehicle.
Acmat VLRA TPK 425 4x4 ambulance version

Friday, 13 April 2012

The light troop's carrier: the standard multirole vehicle in Africa and Middle East

The troop’s carrier is a light wheeled vehicle design to carry the soldiers on the battlefield with high mobility and all-terrain capacities. In Europe, the troops carrier is protected by armour but in Africa and some Middle East countries, the vehicle use an open top crew compartment. This type of vehicle can also be used as short range reconnaissance patrol vehicle.
The light tactical vehicle ACMAT ALTV double cab with cargo/troop's carrier at the rear

Russia is expected to export more fighter aircraft Sukhoi Su-30Mk2 to Vietnam

Up to now, Vietnam People's Air Force owns 20 multipurpose fighterSu-30MK2V, is expected will receive the same four notes in 2012 under contract to buy 12 Su-30MK2 is signed in end 2010. After a contract to supply 12 multi-purpose fighter Su-30MK2 sign from 2010, Russia hopes to sell another 24 units similar to Vietnam.
Sukhoi Su-30Mk-2 fighter aircraft of Vietnam Air Force

Turkey and Brunei want to enhance the defence cooperation and to strengthen bilateral relations

Ankara, Turkey Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Turkey are determined to enhance the defence cooperation and in pursuance of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Turkish President Abdullah Gul's desire to strengthen the overall bilateral relations and their intention to build on the momentum of working closely together.
At the last defense exhibition in Brunei, the Turkish defense industry showed several combat vehicles as the Cobra from the Company Otokar.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Acmat a new range of armoured personnel carrier vehicles for the modern battlefield

The modern armoured vehicle personnel carrier (APC) is a combat vehicle designed to transport soldiers on the battlefield. Most of the time the APC can be fitted with a small turret armed with weapons from 7.62 mm machine guns to 40 mm cannons. The vehicle is not used to take part in direct combat, but to carry military personnel on the battle field in safe conditions and to protect the crew against new threats such as mines blast and IED's.
Armoured Personnel Carrier for the modern battlefield