Saturday, 31 May 2014

BAE Systems hands over third Khareef class Corvette 'Al Rasikh' to Royal Navy of Oman

AL RASIKH is a 99 metre corvette designed, built and delivered as part of Project Khareef. The Interim Acceptance ceremony was attended by dignitaries from both Oman and the UK who witnessed the ship’s crew board the vessel to raise the National Flag of Oman for the first time.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Rosatom signed a contract for two additional Project 22220 nuclear powered icebreakers

On May 27, 2014 the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom" has signed a contract with Baltiysky Zavod JSC (shipyard based in St Petersburg) to build two extra Project 22220 nuclear powered icebreakers. The value of the contract amounts to 84.4 billion rubles. Under the terms of the contract the vessels are to be delivered in December 2019 and December 2020 respectively. 

Northrop Grumman Selected to Provide Turbine Generator Units For US Navy's Ohio Replacement Submarine Program

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder General Dynamics Electric Boat to complete detailed design and subsequent manufacturing, assembly, qualification and delivery of the first turbine generator units for the Ohio Replacement Program (ORP), the U.S. Navy's next-generation ballistic nuclear submarine.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Army Recognition appointed by Eurosatory 2014 organizers as Official Online Show Daily News.

Army Recognition has been appointed as official Media Partner and the Only Official Online Show Daily News for Eurosatory 2014, the largest International Land and Air-Land Defence and Security Exhibition. which will be held from the 16 – 20 June 2014 in Paris, France. The organizers of Eurosatory 2014 understood the interest to use the notoriety and the popularity of Army Recognition online Defence & Security magazine to spread all activities of the event and to provide the exhibitors with a global online window in parallel with Eurosatory 2014 exhibition about the latest defence and security technologies and innovations.
Army Recognition the Only Official Online Show Daily News for Eurosatory 2014, The largest International Land and Air-Land Defence and Security Exhibition. 

Army Recognition team at Eurosatory 2014, it's 7 journalists, 3 photographers and 2 cameraman.

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PARS 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier FNSS Turkish Defense Company...

The Turkish Company FNSS introduces the PARS 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier at IDEB 2014, the International Defence Exhibition of Bratislava. During field trials held in the United Arab Emirates, the Pars demonstrated remarkable cross-country desert mobility. It also has full amphibious capability without preparation, utilizing the wheels for propulsion while swimming.

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Vega 4x4 armoured vehicle personnel carrier SVOS at IDEB 2014 Defense Ex...

At IDEB 204, the International Defence Exhibition in Slovakia, the Czech Company SVOS unveils the latest generation of its VEGA 4x4 (Vehicle with Enhanced Ground performance and Armour protection) personnel carrier. SVOS Company was founded in 1992. Company is historically the first manufacturer of the armoured vehicles of the Czech Republic. 

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Airbus Helicopters the most comprehensive range of helicopters in the world at Eurosatory 2014.

There are currently 12,000 Airbus Helicopters’ aircraft in service in approximately 150 countries. Overall, the Group’s helicopters account for 46 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet, which represents one out of every two civil helicopters in the world. Airbus Helicopters’ success is based on its comprehensive range of civil and military helicopters that benefit from continuously improving, state-of-the-art technology.
Airbus helicopter NH90 tactical transport helicopter
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Defense Industry of Japan to exhibit for the first time at Eurosatory Defense & Security Exhibition.

Japanese defense industry will exhibit their latest innovations and technologies of military equipment at the Defense & Security Exhibition Eurosatory 2014, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe eases curbs on the nation's weapons exports. Fourteen Japanese firms, including wartime Zero fighter maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, will attend Eurosatory, many of them participating in the first Japanese pavilion.
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe
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United States Army has chosen new camouflage pattern Scorpion for its combat uniform.

The United States Army has chosen the new camouflage pattern for its combat uniform, according to news reports. The service has not officially announced its decision, but anonymous Army officials told Military.com and Army Times that the Scorpion pattern has been selected to replace the current Universal Camouflage Pattern. (Source Stars and Stripes)
New camouflage pattern Scorpion
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Eurosatory 2014 Chairman Mister Mons Colas des Francs CEO defense exhibi...

Army Recognition, Official Online Show Daily News of Eurosatory 2014 International Defense Exhibition which will be held in Paris (France) from the 15 to 20 June 2014. Follow all activities of Eurosatory with news, report, coverage, pictures and video at http://www.armyrecognition.com

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Joint Strike Missile - A Considerably Strengthened Norwegian Threshold Against War & Conflict

On Friday the 23rd of May 2014 the Norwegian Government presented a bill to Parliament where it proposes to invest nearly NOK 3.7 billion (USD 622 million) in the third and final phase of development of the Joint Strike Missile. The JSM has been in development since 2004 and is one of the most advanced military development programs ever conducted in Norway. Its objective is to equip future Norwegian F-35 combat aircraft with a weapon that allows for successful engagement of highly defended sea- and land targets at very long range. 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

IAI Israel Aerospace Industries presents SAHAR autonomous ground robot route clearance system.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) presents SAHAR - an autonomous robotic route clearance system. SAHAR is a joint development of IAI, QinetiQ North America and Watairpoll. A model of the system was presented at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International ( AUVSI) exhibition this week in Orlando, Florida.
SAHAR - Autonomous Robotic Route Clearing System
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Ukraine to unveil upgraded version of its BTR-3E1 8x8 armoured personnel carrier at KADEX 2014.

An upgraded version of BTR-3E1 Armored Personnel Carrier was presented at KADEX-2014 Exhibition in Kazakhstan. It was informed by Sergii Tuzov, Chief of Marketing Division of Kyiv Armored Plant, being incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern. 
Scale model of Ukrainian BTR-3E1 at KADEX 2014, International exhibition of weapons systems and military equipment in Astana, Kazakhstan.
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Ukraine to present for the first time GPM-72 fire fighting vehicle at KADEX 2014 defense exhibition.

For the first time Ukrainian fire fighting vehicle GPM-72 made on the basis of T-72 Tank chassis was presented at the exhibition in Astana. It was reported by Andrii Pristavka, Chief Technologist – Head of the Technical Division of Lviv Armoured Fighting Vehicle Plant, being incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern. 
Scale model of GPM-72 fire fighting vehicle at at KADEX 2014 International exhibition of weapons systems and military equipment in Astana, Kazakhstan.
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Oshkosh Defense to unveil new MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle platform M-ATV Light at CANSEC 2014.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), is unveiling a new MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) platform this week at CANSEC 2014, defense exhibition in Canada. The new platform, named M-ATV Light, offers the performance characteristics of the combat-proven M-ATV in a more compact, transportable design to support the unique requirements of Special Operations and a spectrum of other missions.
The Oshkosh Defense® MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Light (LXT) platform delivers a smaller footprint with the performance to maintain and enforce security levels in predominantly off-road operations.
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Ukroboronservice to repair air defense missile S-300PS of Ukraine armed forces.

Ukroboronservice, being incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern, together with Command of Air Forces of Armed Forces of Ukraine signed the acceptance certificate of air-defense system S-300PS after an intermediate repair on life extension by 5 years.
S-300PS surface-to-air defense missile system of Ukrainian army
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U.S. soldiers has received the new M4-A1 carbine which can now fires in automatic mode.

A thicker barrel will absorb more heat in the new M4-A1 carbine, should a Soldier need to flip the selector to auto, according to Soldiers overseeing the new configuration now being added to the M4. While shooting in the automatic mode is less efficient and not as accurate as firing in bursts, it has its place on the battlefield, explained Command Sgt. Maj. Doug Maddi, Program Executive Office Soldier, Fort Belvoir, Va.
Comparisons of the M4 and M4A1
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Iran to boost preparedness and capabilities of its Ground Forces during recent military exercises.

Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the recent military drills held in the Central Isfahan province were aimed at boosting his forces' combat preparedness and capabilities.
Iranian troops with armoured vehicles during military exercises code-named Beitol-Moqaddas 2.
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U.S. troops with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to support rescue mission for kidnapped girls in Nigeria.

The U.S. Defense Department's addition of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and 80 Air Force troops to U.S. efforts supporting Nigeria's search for over 200 kidnapped girls has turned the mission into an air operation, a Pentagon spokesman said.
U.S. Air Force (USAF) 46th Expeditionary Aerial Reconnaissance Squadron (EARS) Crew Chief, Senior Airman (SRA) Anthony Daniels takes a break from working on the motor of a Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
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Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid guns selected for Iraqi Navy Corvettes

OTO Melara goes aboard the Musa Bin Nasir and Tariq Bin Ziyad corvettes, as part of an agreement being finalized between Fincantieri and the Iraqi government. The vessels will be equipped with 76/62 guns, one of the most successful solutions of the company. 

Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan may procure "BAL-E" Coastal Missile System

According to Russian business daily Kommersant the Republic of Azerbaijan has expressed its intend to procure "BAL-E" Coastal Missile System from Russia. "BAL-E" is the export version of the BAL missile complex in service with the coastal missile unit of the Russian Navy Caspian Flotilla.

Monday, 26 May 2014

New Zealand signed contract with MBDA for Sea Ceptor Air Defence System

The New Zealand Ministry of Defence signed a contract on 21st May with MBDA for the provision of Sea Ceptor for the Local Area Air Defence element of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project. This contract confirms the selection of the system by the RNZN for its ANZAC frigates that was announced in October 2013. 

Russia to start production of new S-350E Vityaz surface-to-air defense missile system in 2015.

In 2015, Russia will start serial production systems of its new medium-range surface-to-air defense missile system S-350E Vityaz, announced Thursday, May 22, 204, Ian Novikov, the General Director of the Russian missile manufacturer Almaz-Antey.
S-350E Vityaz launch unit at MAKS 2013, Air Show in Moscow, Russia
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Iran to unveil two new home-made air defense command systems Fakour and Rassouf.

Iran's Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base on Sunday, May 25, 2014, unveiled 2 new home-made command and control systems named 'Fakour' (Thoughtful) and 'Rassoul' (Messenger) as well as Matla ol-Fajr (Dawn) radar system in a ceremony participated by Commander of the Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli and some other high-raking commanders.
Iran has unveiled two new home-made command and control systems named 'Fakour' (Thoughtful) and 'Rassoul' (Messenger) in the Khatam ol-Anbia air defense military base.
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U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-Class Cruiser USS Vella Gulf entered Black Sea

The U.S. Navy announced its Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) entered the Black Sea Friday, May 23, to promote peace and stability in the region. Vella Gulf's mission is to work with NATO allies toward mutual goals, demonstrating the United States' commitment to strengthening and improving interoperability in the region. 

Sunday, 25 May 2014

RNZN SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter started test flights with AGM-119 Penguin anti-ship missile

The Royal New Zealand Navy released a picture showing the new NZ SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopters in RNZN colours undergoing a test-flight yesterday at Kaman Aerospace in Bloomfield Connecticut, USA. It is fitted with an AGM-119 Penguin anti-ship missile these helicopters will use.

Boeing Delivers 4th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Indian Navy

Boeing has delivered the fourth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India on schedule, fulfilling the first half of a contract for eight aircraft. The aircraft departed from Boeing Field in Seattle and arrived May 21 at Naval Air Station Rajali, where it joined three P-8Is currently undergoing operational evaluation.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

BRDM-KZ reconnaissance 4x4 armoured vehicle jointly developed by Russia and Kazakstan.

At KADEX 2014, the International Exhibition of weapons systems and Military equipment in Astana (Kazakhstan), URALVAGONZAVOD from Russia and JSC Semey Engineering of Kazakhstan unveil a joint development of the new wheeled reconnaissance armoured vehicle BRDM-KZ based on the chassis of the Russian-made BRDM-2.
BRDM-KZ at KADEX 2014, the International Exhibition of weapons systems and Military equipment in Astana (Kazakhstan).
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MBDA Exocet Block 3 Coastal Battery at KADEX 2014, Astana, Kazakhstan

At KADEX 2014, the international defence exhibition which takes place in Astana, Kazakhstan from the 22 to 25 May 2014, MBDA unveiled for the first time a new coastal battery based on the company's latest anti-ship missile: The Exocet MM40 Block 3.

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A400M Airbus Defence and Space military transport aircraft KADEX 2014 de...

Airbus Defence and Space has a strong relationship based on the Kazakhstan Air Force (KAF) experience in operating the Casa C295. According Airbus Defence and Space, the latest generation of military transport aircraft A400M would be a logical complement to the C295, greatly expanding the strategic and heavy tactical capability of the KAF.

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MBDA unveils a new Coastal Battery System based on the Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missile

At KADEX 2014, the international defence exhibition which takes place in Astana, Kazakhstan from the 22 to 25 May 2014, MBDA unveiled for the first time a new coastal battery based on the company's latest anti-ship missile: The Exocet MM40 Block 3.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Turkish Company Otokar presents its full range of wheeled armoured vehicles at KADEX 2014.

Otokar, the largest national and privately owned company of Turkish defence industry, participates in the Kazakhstan Defence Expo KADEX 2014. At the exhibition, Otokar presents models of its worldwide known armoured vehicles COBRA with KESKIN turret and ARMA with MIZRAK turret in Turkish Pavillion, Stand 412. 

New Airbus A400M in the sky of Astana at KADEX 2014 Defense Exhibition in Kazakhstan.

Airbus Defence and Space has a strong relationship based on the Kazakhstan Air Force (KAF) experience in operating the Casa C295. According Airbus Defence and Space, the latest generation of military transport aircraft A400M would be a logical complement to the C295, greatly expanding the strategic and heavy tactical capability of the KAF.

ThalesRaytheonSystems to sign a memorandum to supply Ground Master 400 to Kazakh Air Force.

ThalesRaytheonSystems has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply Ground Master 400 (GM400) long-range air defense radars to the Kazakh Air Force. The agreement was signed on May 22 at the KADEX defense exhibition in Astana, in the presence of Okas Bazargaliyevich Saparov, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Minister of Defense and the French Ambassador Francis Etienne. 

The Norwegian Government today presented a bill to the Parliament to further development of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM)

The Norwegian Government today presented a bill to the Parliament on the completion of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) and preparing it for integration to the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Pending Parliament approval, for KONGSBERG this entails a continuous development and finalization of a complete product in 2017.

DCNS opens office in Canada to better develop FREMM Frigate to Royal Canadian Navy needs

DCNS Technologies Canada Inc. with headquarters in Ottawa, represents the first step towards the creation of Naval Systems Integration Center that was announced by Patrick Boissier, Chairman & CEO, during his November 2013 conferences given in Halifax, Ottawa and Toronto to establish a long-term strategic partnership with Canada. In particular, DCNS Technologies Canada Inc. will lead the design of the Canadian version of FREMM frigate, a contender for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). 

Moskva cruiser (Project 1164 Atlant - Slava class) flagship of Russia Black Sea Fleet to be refitted

Moskva, lead ship of the Project 1164 Atlant class of guided missile cruisers in the Russian Navy and flagship of the Black Sea fleet, will be sent to the Ship Repair Center "Asterisk" (located in Severodvinsk) at the end of 2015 for modernization according to "Interfax " citing the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

Russian Helicopters to supply Mi-171E for Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry.

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has signed an agreement with the Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry for a Mi-171E helicopter, with delivery planned for 2015. The Mi-171E is a modification of the Mi-8/17 series. These helicopters are recognised as among the best in their class for search and rescue operations, and are widely deployed in the aftermath of flooding, earthquakes and other disasters, to fight forest fires around the world, and to provide medical assistance in the field. 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Semey Engineering of Kazakhstan presents a full range of new combat and armoured vehicles

Semey Engineering JSC, the company of the defense sector of the economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan presents a full range of new combat and armoured vehicles at KADEX 2014, the International Exhibition of weapons systems and Military equipment in Astana (Kazakhstan).

Russian Company Uralvagonzavod unveils new BMPT-72 Terminator fire support vehicle at KADEX.

At KADEX 2014, the International Exhibition of weapons systems and Military equipment in Astana (Kazakhstan), Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod unveils its new fire support armoured fighting vehicle BMPT-72 nicknamed Terminator 2. As the first production of BMP-T, the BMPT-72 is based on the chassis of the Russian-made main battle tank T-72.

Russian Shipyard launched first Project 22100 patrol ship "Ocean" for FSB Border Protection

On May 21st 2014, Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky (incorporated by the JSC „Ak Bars“ Holding Company») officially the first ship of Project 22100 class named "Ocean". The customer is the border guard units of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB, successor of the KGB). Development work of a new patrol ship began in 2009 by order of the FSB border guards, but the actual design and development work on the project 22100 began in 2011.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Austal Delivers Second Cape Class Patrol Boat Early to Australian Customs and Border Protection

Austal Limited is pleased to announce it has delivered the second of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being supplied to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract. Cape Byron was delivered four weeks ahead of its original delivery date.

Army Recognition at KADEX 2014 to unveil first picture of real model BMPT-72 Terminator 2

Army Recognition at KADEX 2014 defense exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan unveils the first picture of real model of Russian BMPT-72 Terminator 2 tank support armoured fighting vehicle.
BMPT-72 Terminator 2 at KADEX 2014, the International Defense Exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan.
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Brazilian Air Force in talks to purchase 20 Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles from the US

The Brazilian Air Force is in talks to purchase 20 U.S.-made anti-ship missiles, Brazil's G1 news website reported Friday. The deal, according to G1, is worth 170 million U.S. dollars, and involves 20 Harpoon missiles manufactured by U.S. company Boeing, including 16 AGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles designed for attacking ships or above-water submarines, and another four intended for training. 

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Royal Air Force Typhoons Retasked to Investigate Unidentified Russian Navy Corvette and Helicopter

RAF Typhoons have had their first encounter with Russian forces as part of their mission to protect Baltic airspace. The British fighters were already airborne on a training sortie when they were re-tasked to intercept an unidentified aircraft close to the Latvian border. At the same time Danish fighters were scrambled out Amari, Estonia, in support.

First Babcock-built Irish Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel named and commissioned

The first-of-class LÈ Samuel Becket was named by Mrs Caroline Murphy, a niece of Samuel Beckett, in Dublin this weekend alongside the Samuel Beckett Bridge. The naming was followed by the commissioning ceremony which was led by Mr Enda Kenny TD, Irish Prime Minister (An Taoiseach) and Minister for Defence, who made the main speech.

U.S. Navy tests Surface Warfare Gun Module on USS Coronado (LCS 4)

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules (MM) program successfully completed the first Structural Test Firing (STF) of the 30mm gun mission module aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) off the coast of Southern California April 30. The purpose of the STF is to challenge the ship in the most severe blast conditions of the weapon's fire. STF is a total ship test involving live weapons fire and is required for each ship class or variant. "Tested and proven on the LCS Freedom variant, this structural test firing marks the first critical step in demonstrating the surface warfare mission package capability on the LCS Independence variant," said Rear Admiral John Ailes, LCS Mission Modules program manager. 

Polish army has take delivery of the first 11 German-made Leopard 2A5 main battle tanks.

This month, Polish army has take delivery of the first 11 Leopard 2A5 german-made main battle tanks acquired by Poland. They were purchased under an intergovernmental agreement, and come from the stocks of the Bundeswehr. 
German-made Leopard 2A5 main battle tank
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More than 6,000 U.S. troops in Jordan for multinational military exercise Eager Lion 2014.

U.S. troops will take part in a multinational military exercise in Jordan next week in a bid to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to security and stability in the region, the Pentagon said Monday, May 19, 2014. About 6,000 U.S. troops, along with those from more than 20 other nations, will hold the Eager Lion 14 exercise which will run from May 25 to June 8, Pentagon spokesman Steve Warren told reporters.
Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) exit a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) during an offload evolution in preparation of Exercise Eager Lion 2013. 
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KADEX 2014 International Defense Exhibition Astana Kazakhstan Show Daily News pictures video

J-2 before the opening of the Defence Exhibition KADEX 2014 which will be held from the 22 to 25 May 2014 in Astana, Kazakhstan. International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment “KADEX”, which we held in Astana since 2010, has become an excellent place for demonstration of the latest achievements in military industry and experience exchange among specialists. Army Recognition is the Official Online Show Daily of KADEX 2014 and wil provide daily news, report, coverage, video and pictures of KADEX 2014. 
KADEX 2014 International Defense Exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan.
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Monday, 19 May 2014

Self-propelled howitzer M109A7 and M992A3 carrier ammunition enter in service with U.S. Army.

The United States Army's capability to project land power grew this week with the induction of the M109A7 155mm self-propelled howitzer and its companion M992A3 carrier ammunition tracked vehicle into low-rate initial production.
The M109A7 and M992A3, formerly known as the Army's Paladin Integrated Management program, were both inducted into low-rate initial production during a ceremony at Anniston Army Depot, Ala., May 14, 2014.
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U.S. Navy Conducts Initial Fire Scout, H-60 Helicopter Demonstration Aboard LCS

Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) demonstrated the future concept of operations (CONOPS) for manned and unmanned helicopters aboard littoral combat ships during an underway off the coast of San Diego April 25-May 16, in preparation for an initial deployment of the aircraft later this year.

Atlas Elektronik demonstrates underwater information technology through acoustic network

The surface of the planet Mars is better charted than the bottom of our oceans. The formidable characteristics of the sea, such as extreme water pressure, darkness and the lack of data transmission channels, limit the possibilities for obtaining measurement data. Wireless com-munication underwater is therefore an essential factor in the future research and utilization of the oceans, and still remains a major technical challenge. Within the scope of studies commis-sioned by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), as well as the research and development work of German com-panies, the foundation for a digital communication network under has been laid over the past few years. In this regard, key roles are being played by the Underwater Acoustics and Marine Geophysics Research Institute (FWG) of the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Ships and Na-val Weapons, Maritime Technology and Research (WTD71), the companies L3-Communications ELAC and ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, and the research body Fraunhofer Institute FKIE.

Patria Nemo Navy mortar system for naval applications

Patria Nemo is a compact and flexible mortar system for the needs of modern warfare and crisis management, which call for mobility, protection and accuracy. Designed by the industry’s top professional, Patria, the light system can be mounted on various naval platforms, enabling rapid fire support.

BAE Systems has launched "Artful" third Astute class submarine for Royal Navy

BAE Systems has launched Artful, the latest state-of-the-art submarine into the dock at its site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The 97m long, 7,400 tonne nuclear-powered attack submarine - officially named at a ceremony in September last year - began edging out of BAE Systems’ giant construction hall on Friday 16 May and was carefully lowered into the water on Saturday 17 May.

Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Romeo helicopter receives its ALFS dipping sonar system

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Romeo helicopter has had another system added to its arsenal, with the commencement of dipping operations off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida on 13 May. After five months of flying operations from Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, NUSQN 725 received its first Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) and with the complex process of installation, calibration and test flying behind them, the team eagerly put the ALFS through its paces in the local exercise areas.