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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Russia has developed new hybrid-powered silent armoured personnel carrier Krymsk APC.

Russia’s Military-Industrial Company has developed and tested the hybrid-powered silent armored personnel carrier Krymsk (APC) that could eventually be remotely operated, a company spokesman said Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The Krymsk APC, based on the BTR-90 Rostok vehicle, has a hybrid engine and can move virtually silently on a battery-driven electric motor when its diesel engine is turned off, Sergei Suvorov said.
The Russian hybrid-powered silent armored personnel carrier Krymsk APC could be remotely operated. 
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CTA International has completed trials of its 40mm cannon and two of new ammunitions types.

Anglo-French gun maker CTA International says it has completed trials of its 40mm cannon and the first two of five ammunition types it is developing. The announcements come as CTAI awaits the completion of paperwork by ministry experts in both countries to formally qualify the revolutionary weapon.
CTA International 40mm turret at Eurosatory 2012, International Defense Exhibition in Paris, France.
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Successful counter-terror ambushes for the British Special Forces soldiers SAS in Afghanistan

British Special Forces troops have killed dozens of Taliban fighters in one of their most successful counter-terror ambushes in Afghanistan. The crack SAS team were alerted after an American pilotless drone spotted a convoy of heavily armed Taliban in pick-up trucks heading into Helmand province on Friday.
Insignia of British Special Forces troops
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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Tiger HAD/E attack helicopter assembled in Eurocopter Spain performs its first flight.

Eurocopter’s Tiger combat helicopter program has reached an important new milestone with the maiden flight yesterday of the initial Tiger HAD/E variant assembled at Eurocopter's Spanish facilities in Albacete, Spain. This is an important achievement for both the Tiger program and for Eurocopter Spain,” said Juan Luis Cordero, the Eurocopter Tiger program manager in Spain. 
Tiger HAD/E in flight (Copyright Eurocopter, José Miguel Esparcia Sánchez).
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Equipment specialist from United States proposes holster for M320 40mm grenade launcher.

An equipment specialist with Product Manager Soldier Clothing and Individual Equipment, or PM SCIE, is trying to answer that question. Darren Bean has been working at the Natick Soldier Systems Center since November 2012 on the M320GL Holster Soldier Enhancement Program, or SEP. When the M320 40 mm grenade launcher began replacing the M203 in 2009, it put a new and more lethal weapon into the hands of the Soldier.
Darren Bean, an equipment specialist with Product Manager Soldier Clothing and Individual Equipment at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., has been working since November 2012 on the M320GL Holster Soldier Enhancement Program. (Photo Credit: David Kamm, NSRDEC Photographer)
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New enhanced combat helmet for United States Marine Corps ready to be produced.

After successful stringent tests that program experts say well exceeded initial requirements, the Marine Corps is getting ready to field its new enhanced combat helmet. In the first quarter of fiscal 2014 the first of thousands of ECHs will be issued to warfighters bound for deployment.
Deidre Hooks, enhanced combat helmet team lead at Marine Corps Systems Command, fits the ECH onto Gunnery Sgt. Jose Hernandez of the MCSC Operations Cell. (Photo by Jim Katzaman U.S. Marine Corps)
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Qatar could be equipped with A/N FPS-132 Early Warning Radar EWR from United States.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of one (1) A/N FPS-132 Block 5 Early Warning Radar (EWR) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.1 billion.
AN/FPS-132: Upgraded Early Warning radar (UEWR) Unit locations: 7th Space Warning Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.; 12th Space Warning Squadron, Thule AB, Greenland; RAF Fylingdales, 
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Russia approves a defense collaboration agreement with Spain.

The Russian government has approved a defense collaboration agreement with Spain, according to a document posted on the government’s website Monday, July 29, 2013.
Spanish soldiers during military training exercise
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U.S. Army has completed tests of the JLENS aerostat anti-missile system in real combat scenarios.

The U.S. Army completed Early User Testing (EUT) of the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) developed JLENS. During the six-week-long EUT, soldiers tested JLENS' ability to operate in a number of complex scenarios that replicated an operational environment. The soldiers also tested JLENS' endurance by operating the system continually for 20 days.
JLENS, an affordable elevated, persistent over-the-horizon sensor system uses a powerful integrated radar system to detect, track and target a variety of threats.
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Lockheed Martin completes Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar demonstration.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully operated its full-scale prototype long-range air surveillance radar during a recent capability demonstration to the U.S. Air Force. The Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) will serve as the principal Air Force long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, and reporting aerial targets. This next-generation system will replace the Air Force’s AN/TPS-75 air search radar.
The 3DELRR will serve as the principal long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, tracking, and reporting aircraft and missiles for the Air Force. 
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Libyan army has taken delivery of 200 HMMWV Humvees from United States

The Libyan Army has taken delivery of 200 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles, commonly known as Humvees, for use in border patrol and security duties, as the country continues to rebuild and strengthen the armed forces against the backdrop of growing insecurity and the proliferation of militias and transnational jihadist groups.
United States Army Humvee HMMWV 
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Monday, 29 July 2013

China to send soldiers and armoured vehicles to Russia for 20 days of joint anti-terrorism exercises.

China on Saturday, July 27, 2013, began to send military personnel and armaments to Russia, where they will join 20-day joint anti-terrorism drills held by both parties. The transfer of Chinese troops for the exercise will be completed by Aug. 2, according to Zhang Yan, deputy commander of the 646 Chinese military personnel participating in the drills.
China on Saturday, July 27, 2013, began to send military personnel and armaments to Russia, where they will join 20-day joint anti-terrorism drills held by both parties.
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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Egypt Army launches military operation "Desert Storm" against extremists in northern Sinai.

Egypt’s military forces have started a massive operation against armed extremists in northern Sinai Peninsula, reports in the Egyptian media say. The operation dubbed ‘Desert Storm’ was launched by the Egyptian army in North Sinai Governorate on Saturday, July 27, 2013, and will last for 48 hours, Al Ahram newspaper said citing security sources.
Egyptian soldiers with armoured vehicles are deployed in the northern Sinai Peninsula.
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Largest British Royal Air Force presence at Excel London for DSEI 2013 Defence & Security Event.

The organisers of Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) are set to welcome the largest Royal Air Force (RAF) presence to ExCeL London from 9-13 September. 
Eurofighter Typhoon of the Royal Air Force from Coningsby AFB seen on static display at Radom-Sadków during Air Show 2009.
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DSEI 2013 International Defence & Security exhiibition to host a record of 40 international pavilions.

Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2013 is on course to host a record 40 international pavilions when the exhibition takes place at ExCeL London from 10 - 13 September.
1,400 international exhibitors – an unrivalled range of suppliers from more than 50 countries 
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Saturday, 27 July 2013

More than 30 countries show latest defense and security innovations and technologies at MSPO.

For a number of years, the static presentation has been prepared by the Inspectorate of Support for the Armed Forces in conjunction with the Land Forces. This will be the display of the top-quality gear used in Polish Army, ranging from network-operated socio-technical equipment and armaments of a particular soldier through bulk-size vehicles, 120 millimetres self-propelled wheeled or crawler-chain cannons and mortars. This will also be the showcase for Anders – the Poland’s 21st century combat platform; this is a state-of-the-art combat vehicle which features the two versions – as a fire support vehicle, the so-called light tank as well as the infantry combat one.
Polish army soldiers with Honker Skorpion-3 light tactical vehicle at MSPO 2012.
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The new Polish Defence Holding at MSPO 2013 International Defence Industry Exhibition.

The 21st MSPO will be used for the first as a showcase for Poland’s defence industry achievements put on display by the holding, which was formerly known as the Bumar Group. The Bumar Group, which associated almost 40 national defence sector companies, had operated in Polish market for exactly one decade. 
The Polish Defence Group Bumar at MSPO 2013 under the new Polish Defence Holding.
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Turkey the honored country for edition 2013 of International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO.

Over 400 exhibitors from as many as 30 countries have already confirmed their presence at this year’s military show. For eight years MSPO has been accompanied with national defence industry exhibitions. Turkey is this year’s star of the show. Germany, France, Israel, the United States, Sweden, the V4 Group Countries as well as Great Britain have already had their presentations.
The Turkish company Otokar took part for the first time in 2012 at MSPO International Defense Industry Exhibition.
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MSPO 2013 International Defense Industry and National Security Exhibition.

It is already the 21st edition of the Defence Industry Exhibition. From 2nd to 5th September 2013 Targi Kielce will have the pleasure to host providers of the state-of-the-art military products and technologies. Not only is the MSPO the showcase for the most advanced military and defence sector’s achievements but also for logistics techniques, protection systems designed for public and national security as well as rescue services. MSPO is held simultaneously with the 19th International Logistics Fair. 
MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition hosts military, naval and air delegations from all over the world.
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Russia to produce the first real amphibious assault rifle 5.45 mm caliber called ADS.

The ADS is the first assault rifle in the world to fire equally well both in and out of the water. Notably, it is as good as the latest models of Kalashnikov-type assault rifles, while being smaller in size. In 2007, a Tula-based arms producer managed to produce an amphibious assault rifle, the result of nearly 6 decades of research and development. The process was indeed a long journey. Efforts to create weapons for underwater combat personnel began as soon as the world’s navies began to deploy underwater saboteurs — in other words, during and after World War II.
Dmitry Medvedev with ADS amphibious assault rifle during naval weaponary exhibition 
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SciSys has won a contract to work with Lockheed Martin on upgraded Warrior armoured programme

Specialist West software group SciSys has won a £5.78m contract with defence giant Lockheed Martin UK to work on its programme to upgrade and improve the British Army’s Warrior armoured fighting vehicle fleet under the MoD’s Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP). 
Warrior has been in continuous service with the British Army for over 20 years and WCSP will extend the vehicles’ lives into the 2040s.
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Friday, 26 July 2013

United States will deliver 12 Bell 412 EP utility helicopters to Air Force of Iraq

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 12 Bell 412 EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million.
Bell 412 EP utility helicopter
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Iraq will buy 50 M1135 Stryker NBC reconnaissance armoured vehicles from United States.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 50 M1135 Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 million.
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Gomez explain the capabilities of the M1135 Stryker nuclear, biological, chemical reconnaissance vehicle to a Soldier inside the vehicle during a conference for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear Soldiers at Club Hood, Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 17, 2011
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Ukraine has tested the new light portable anti-tank missile system CORSAR.

Ukraine has tested a new Corsar light portable antitank missile system and plans to complete development work on it by the end of 2013, the missile designer said Thursday, July 25, 2013. 
The new Ukrainian-made CORSAR light portable anti-tank missile
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Japan needs to create Marine Corps as U.S. to respond against threats of China and North Korea

The Japanese government has said it needs to create a US Marines-style force and a fleet of drone aircraft as it faces territorial threats from China and North Korea. In a draft defence document published on Friday, July 26, 2013, the pacifist nation's defence ministry said it was necessary to boost the strength and range of forces that could be used to protect Japan's outlying territories. 
The 69th Infantry Regiment's scout platoon of U.S. Army , along with members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, stand stacked and ready to move as a squad during scout training at Camp Imazu and Aibano Training Area, Shiga-prefecture, Japan
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Oshkosh Defense will respond to the Medium Support Vehicle MSVS of Canadian Army

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), reconfirmed its support for Canadian tactical vehicle modernization programmes by announcing its intent to respond to the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) request for proposal. 
The Oshkosh® Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) is based on the Oshkosh HEMTT A4.
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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Venezuela has showed for the first time its new 6x6 modernized armoured vehicle Urutu EE-11.

Venezuela has launched a modernization program for its Brazilian manufacturing 6x6 armoured vehicle personnel carrier EE-11 Urutu. The first prototype was showed in February 2013 to the military authorities of the country, and the July 24, 2013, the vehicle was presented to the public during the Navy Day of the Venezuela.
The new upgraded EE-11 Urutu of Venezuela Marine Corps. (Source favclub.powweb.com)
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Colombian army could buy the new Israeli-made 4x4 light tactical vehicle Zibar Mk2.

Colombian army and Marine Corps have shown interest for the new Israeli-made 4x4 light tactical vehicle Zibar Mk2. The Basic ZIBAR MK2 is a unique tactical automotive platform adapted to harsh environmental conditions designed and manufactured by the Israeli Company Ido.
The Israeli-made Zibak Mk2 off-road automotive platform
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United Arab Emirates has ordered 17 anti-aircraft radars GM 200 from French Company Thales.

The United Arab Emirates has ordered 17 anti-aircraft radar systems GM 200 from French firm Thales for around 300 million euros ($397 million), France's defence ministry said on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Scale model of Thales GM200 anti-aircraft radar system
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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Russian President will visit Tehran next month to discuss the delivery of Antey-2500 missile system

Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Tehran next month, according to a newspaper report. Among other things he is to discuss with Iran’s new president is a possible deal to supply advanced antiballistic missiles Antey-2500 (S-300VM) to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Antey-2500 (S-300VM SA-23 Gladiator / Giant) 
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Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy the new amphibious tracked armoured vehicle PTS-4 in 2014.

The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to include a new amphibious tracked transporter PTS-4 in defense procurement for 2014, RIA Novosti reported. How many vehicles can be purchased in the coming year and the budget which will be used for this project, is not specified. 
The PTS-4 was unveiled for the first time to the public in 2007 during the defense exhibition VTTV-Omsk.
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Vietnam and Singapore will continue to strengthen military cooperation

Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Vietnam People's Army met with the visiting Director for Policy of Singaporean Ministry of Defense, Brigadier General Cheng Siak Kian here on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Vietnam People's Army 
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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Diehl Defence successfully test fire of VULCANO Guided Ammunition at a range of 33 km.

On July 12, 2013, at Alkanptan firing range in South Africa, a week of extensive test firings was completed demonstrating the precision and terminal accuracy of the VULCANO Guided Ammunition with a direct hit against a target at a range of 33 km. The ammunition was fired by a Self-Propelled Howitzer PzH 2000.
The VULCANO 155 mm GPS/SAL (Semi Active Laser) guided long-range precision ammunition for the Self-Propelled Howitzer Panzerhaubitze PzH2000 (German and Italian variant) as well as for all other operative 155 mm artillery systems.
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Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles contract to supply logistic vehicles to Australian Army.

The Australian Defence Force has contracted with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) of Germany, a joint venture company of Rheinmetall AG and MAN Truck & Bus AG, to supply it with an extensive fleet of advanced logistical vehicles. Under a far-reaching modernization programme, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is procuring some 2500 protected and non-protected logistical vehicles from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia. The recently signed contract is worth €1.1 billion (AUD 1.58 billion).
SX 45 8x8 Rheinmetall MAN military truck
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United States offers five military options to control the conflict in Syria.

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman of U.S. Armed Forces Gen Martin Dempsey offered five military options to control the conflict in Syria, including limited strikes and establishing a no-fly zone. But he said using force in Syria would be "no less than an act of war" and could cost the US billions of dollars.
Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman of U.S. Armed Forces Gen Martin Dempsey offered five military options to control the conflict in Syria. 
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BAE Systems presents ADAPTIV a new unique camouflage system for land and aerial vehicles.

Imagine making a tank invisible with a cloaking device that is capable of masking the vehicle’s infrared signature to enemy eyes, and the significant advantages this would hold on the battlefield. It sounds more like a scene from a Harry Potter movie, but BAE Systems is making the reality possible by developing a unique camouflage system called Adaptiv, that allows a vehicle to blend into its surroundings, effectively becoming invisible to hostile thermal imaging systems.
CV90 armoured vehicle fitted with ADAPTIV camouflage system
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Monday, 22 July 2013

Turkish army needs more MRAP vehicles and 184 new tracked armoured personnel carrier.

Turkey will buy scores of armored vehicles and weapon carriers under two contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars, officials said. In the first deal, Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said on July 3 that Turkey would look for a new supplier for the 175 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles a local company failed to deliver.
The KIRPI is a 4x4 armoured vehicle in the category of MRAP designed and manufactured bt the Turkish Company BMC.
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British government stop the export of military equipment and armament to Egypt.

The British government has halted the export of arms to Egypt over fears of military forces using excessive force in dealing with protesters. Britain revoked eight export licenses for defense equipment bound for Egypt, The Guardian reported. 
Egyptian Army M113 armoured personnel carrier vehicles sit parked at a checkpoint in Cairo, Egypt, July 08, 2013.
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Iran has unveiled a new tank transporter Sayyad designed and manufactured by Iranian Army.

Iran has unveiled a new tank transporter named "Sayyad" designed and manufactured by the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces at a ceremony attended by Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.
The new Iranian-made tank transporter Sayyad was unveiled during an official ceremony.
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Iranian Army has taken delivery of new ballistic missiles Naziat-10 and rocket Fajr-5.

Commander of Ground Forces of the Iranian army, Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan, announced on Sunday, July 21, 2013, that the army has inducted the "Naziat-10" and "Fajr-5" missiles. Both missiles were successfully test-fired in March. 
The Fadjr-5 is an Iranian made 333mm multiple rocket launcher system.
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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Royal Navy's sixth Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) keel laid

The UK’s submarine capability has taken a significant step forward today with work beginning on the assembly of Agamemnon, the Royal Navy’s sixth Astute Class submarine. The keel, which is the first part of the boat to be built, was unveiled at a ceremony at BAE Systems’ shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness by Defence Minister Philip Dunne. 

Friday, 19 July 2013

Russian army will soon be equipped with new Khrizantema-S anti-tank missile armoured vehicle.

The Russian army will soon be equipped with a new state-of-the-art Khrizantema-S anti-tank missile system, which is equipped to engage heavily armoured targets day or night in zero visibility and under all weather conditions. 
The Khrizantema-S is equipped with 15 anti-tank missile with two ready to fire.
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Latest version of Indian-made main battle tank Arjun Mark II ready for final trials.

The fully integrated modified version of India's Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun Mark II would go for final trials in the first week of August in Rajasthan. Though trials of the updated version are presently on in Rajasthan, the fully integrated tanks would be sent for final trials by the Indian Army by August.
Indian-made main battle tank Arjun Mk II (Photo Livefist blog)
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Thursday, 18 July 2013

French Army Military Parade armoured troops 14 July 2013 National Bastille Day France Paris

The French Army military parade armoured troops for the National Bastille Day 14 July 2013.
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United States is considering using military force in Syria.

President Barack Obama is considering using military force in Syria, and the Pentagon has prepared various scenarios for possible United States intervention. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Obama administration is deliberating whether or not it should use the brute of the US military in Syria during a Thursday morning Senate hearing. 
United States Army General Martin E. Dempsey 
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Brazil has delivered refurbished Cascavel 6x6 armoured vehicles to Suriname.

The Brazilian Army has delivered refurbished Cascavel armored vehicles to neighboring Suriname under a 2012 bilateral agreement. The Cascavel, originally manufactured by a now defunct Brazilian company, is a 6X6 armored vehicle. 
The EE-9 Cascavel is a 6x6 armoured vehicle armed with a 90mm gun.
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Russia could purchase UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle United 40 Block 5 from United Arab Emirates.

The Russian military is planning to purchase aerial drones in the United Arab Emirates, a defense industry source said Wednesday, July 18, 2013. “We are talking about at least two United 40 Block 5 models developed by the company ADCOM Systems,” the source, who preferred to remain anonymous, told RIA Novosti.
United 40 Block 5 UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle of United Arab Emirates at IDEX 2013 defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi.
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Australia plans to procure more P-8 Poseidon MPA than planned, reducing MQ-4C Triton UAS order

According to the head of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, Australia is currently considering an increase in the number of P-8 Poseidon it plans to procure which would reduce the number of MQ-4C Triton drone it originally planned to purchase.

New Russian-made Armata main battle tank will be unveiled during REA 2013 defense exhibition.

Several prototypes of the Armata, to become Russia’s main battle tank, will be privately shown to the country’s leadership during an arms expo in September, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
A scale model of the next generation of main battle tank  project Armata
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Russia and France will jointly produce military products announced Dmitry Rogozin.

Russia and France will jointly produce armament announced Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Dmitry Rogozin, Russian Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the defense industry, on his Twitter account. 
Dmitry Rogozin, Russian Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the defense industry 
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Vietnam will buy the Belarus-made surveillance radar Vostok E able to detect stealth fighter

Before the J-20, China's first stealth fighter, enters service with the PLA Air Force, Vietnam will purchase the Vostok E 2-Dimensional Metric Band Surveillance Radar from Belarus with the ability to detect and attack stealth aircraft, reports the Military Analysis based in Moscow.
The Belarus-made Vostok E 2-Dimensional Metric Band Surveillance Radar is able to detect stealth fighter aircraft.
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