Thursday, 31 July 2014

KADEX 2014 International exhibition weapons military equipment Astana Ka...

International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment KADEX 2014, Astana, Kazakhstan. Live demonstration of Kazakh army with combat vehicles, armoured, fighter aircraft and helicopters. 

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JLTV Lockheed Martin Joint Light Tactical Vehicle DVD 2014 Defence Vehic...

At DVD 2014 (Defence Vehicle Dynamics) exhibition in Millbrook, United Kingdom, Lockheed martin has presented the latest prototype of its JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) in live demonstration. The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is a United States military (specifically U.S. Army, USSOCOM, and U.S. Marine Corps) program to replace the Humvee that is currently in service with a family of more survivable vehicles with greater payload.

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Ratnik New future soldier russian soldier individual gear equipement sys...

Tsniitochmash presents Russian combat equipment for the individual war fighter at Eurosatory 2014, with public presentation, June 17, 2014 at 14.30, room 513. Central Scientific-Research Institute of Precise Mechanical Engineering (“TSNIITOCHMASH”) is worldwide famed for its developments in the field of armaments for the Russian Armed Forces. 

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Japan Japanese defense industry for the first time Eurosatory 2014 Inte...

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.

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Israeli defense industry Israel at Eurosatory 2014 International Defense...

SIBAT - the International Defense Cooperation Division of the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) - is once again promoting global cooperation with Israeli defense companies, this time at Eurosatory 2014, to be held in Paris, June 16-20. Thirty (30) companies - a record number for Israel's National Pavilion, located in Hall 6, Stand E571 - will present advanced solutions to combat asymmetric warfare in urban areas, in response to the critical needs and developing trends among today's armed forces.

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RG35 MIV Mine Protected Motorised Infantry Vehicle BAE Systems Natasha P...

BAE Land Systems South Africa presents at Eurosatory 2014 its new Mine Protected Motorised Infantry Vehicle RG35 MIV based of its RG35 mine-protected vehicle family. The RG35 MIV provides the essential balance between firepower, survivability, mobility and cost for modern, conventional and asymmetric operations.

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Boeing Delivered First U.S. Army Multiyear II Configured Chinook

Boeing delivered on tuesday the first multiyear II configured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army one month ahead of schedule. “This delivery is an example of teamwork and commitment to the troops in the field,” said Col. Rob Barrie, project manager, Cargo Helicopter Office, accepting the aircraft for the U.S. Army. 
Boeing's CH47F Chinook

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Flight Tech recorded the first export of its Horus FT-100 UAV

Brazilian society Flight Tech announced the first export sale of its unmanned aerial vehicle Horus FT-100 to an undisclosed African country. The Brazil-based manufacturer will deliver the three aircrafts in the second half of 2014. The contract also includes options for further deliveries the following year, as well as covering logistical support. 
Flight Tech's Horus FT-100 UAV
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F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability (IOC) certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. 
Lockheed Martin's F-35B STOVL Lightning II Multirole fighter aircraft
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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Ukroboronprom to supply modernized T-64 and T-72 main battle tanks to Ukraine National Guard.

On July 26, 2014, Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine visited the first operational brigade of National Guard in the training center located in Novi Petrivtsi. Petro Poroshenko got acquainted with weaponry and military equipment samples, which are to be sent to ATO area. He examined ammunition, sniper complexes, artillery armament, air-to-air defence means, grenade launchers, and module complex for placement of fighters. 
New modernized main battle tank T-64B1M for the Ukrainian National Guard.
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Polish Company Jelcz unveils new 6x6 truck chassis for future Kryl 155mm self-propelled howitzer

July 17, 2014, the Polish Defense Company Jelcz unveils for the first time to the public a new familiy of 6x6 truck chassis especially designed for the development of new 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer, called "Kryl". This chassis will also be used for a new multiple launch rocket system, the "Omar".
The new Jelcz 6x6 truck chassis for the Kryl 155mm self-propelled howitzer.
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Iraq signs a new contract with Russia for the delivery of military equipment including TOS-1A.

According the newspaper "Vedomosti", Iraq has signed a new contract with Russia for the supply of weapons and military equipment for an amount around one billion dollars. An agreement was signed during the visit of the Iraqi Defense Minister, Saadoun al-Dulaimi in Moscow, July 27, 2014.
Russian-made TOS-1A heavy flamethrower system
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Royal Australian Navy MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter fires AGM-114 Hellfire missile for the 1st time

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, has successfully fired its first ‘Hellfire’ missile in the United States. The AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile was fired by Navy’s 725 Squadron from aircraft currently deployed to the United States Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre off the Florida coast. 

Airbus Defence and Space completes Brazilian P-3 Orion MPA modernisation programme

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the last of nine P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft modernised with new systems and avionics for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft has been ferried from Seville, Spain to Salvador de Bahi´a, Brazil, where it will be based.

Azerbaijan to buy russian-made Yak-130 combat aircrafts

Russia is preparing to export some trainer aircrafts "Yak-130" to Azerbaijan, "Irkut" aircraft manufacturer reported. Last year, Azerbaijani military pilots flew on the aircrafts and closely got acquainted with its technical and tactical indicators. 
Russian-made Yakovlev Yak-130 combat aircraft
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Bell Helicopter to give logistics support to Iraq Aviation Command

U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for aviation sustainment support, on-the-job maintenance training and maintenance advice and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million. 
Iraqi Air Force's Bell Huey II
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U.S. State Department approved a possible sale to Iraq for 5000 Hellfire missiles

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $700 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 28, 2014. 
An AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile
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Javelin Joint Venture Demonstrates Vehicle-Mounted Missile Launch

The Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture recently fired a Javelin missile from a remote weapon station integrated onto a wheeled vehicle at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. 
FGM-148 Javelin infrared guided missile
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Belgian MoD officially announced program to replace its fleet of F-16

The Belgian MoD presented its Air Combat Capability Program at a press conference on Thursday, July 24. This program is for the replacement of Belgian Air Force F-16. Colonel Georges Dejaeger (Chief of Staff of the Air Component) and Lieutenant Colonel Steven Lauwereys Aviation (project leader) outlined the different steps for the acquisition of new aircraft. 
Belgian Air Component's F-16 Fighting Falcon Combat Aircraft
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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

British army will send 1,350 troops with main battle tank Challenger 2 in Poland for NATO exercise.

United Kingdom will send an armoured battle group of tanks and 1,350 troops to Poland for NATO war games designed to sure up the alliance’s eastern members against fears of Russian aggression. The British army will deployed more than 350 combat vehicles including 20 Challenger II main battle tanks as part of Exercise Black Eagle in October.
British Army Challenger 2 main battle tank
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Brazil orders three Airbus C295 Search and Rescue aircraft

Brazil has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the acquisition of three Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft, according to a news release from the company.
Brazilian Air Force's Airbus C295 Search and Rescue aircraft
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China could launch the development of new main battle tank using stealth technologies.

According to a Chinese military blog, Chinese army could launch the development of new main battle tank (MBT) using stealth technologies. It could be the fourth generation of Chinese MBT incorporates various domestic and western technologies. China has now the ability to develop a tank that rivals the western designs in speed, electronics, fire power and armour.
Futuristic drawing of Chinese stealth main battle tank
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Japan and France agree the joint development of military equipment and defence cooperation.

Japan and France today agreed to enhance defence cooperation, including the joint development of military equipment, Japanese officials said. Japan’s Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian signed a memorandum of understanding in Tokyo despite Japanese concerns about a planned sale of French warships to Russia. (Source the Malay Mail)
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (right), accompanied by his Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera (left), reviews honour guards at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo, July 29, 2014.
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India will soon develop new main battle tank with protection against modern ammunition.

Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE) of India would soon come up with a futuristic battle tank that would trace an incoming missile from the enemy camp and retaliate with its own missile combining passive and active protection systems.
The Arjun Mk 2 is the latest generation of Indian-made main battle tank.
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MineWolf Systems have supplied MW240 mine clearing device to MINUSMA in Mali.

MineWolf Systems have supplied two Mini MineWolf (MW240) systems to Mali as part of a UN requirement to equip and train two of the MINUSMA peacekeeping mission contingent’s EOD companies to counter the threat of landmines and deal with the ever increasing threat from improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Demonstration of MW240 with robotic arm and gripper tool
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Lockheed Martin Completes Successful Operational Flight Tests of GMLRS Alternative Warhead

Lockheed Martin successfully completed all Developmental Test/Operational Test (DT/OT) flight tests for the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The DT/OT tests included rockets fired at both mid and long range. All rockets were fired from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher. 
Launch test of the GMLRS Alternative Warhead
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Iran to Unveil New Missile and Radar Systems in September

Iran plans to unveil several new missile and radar systems late in September, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced on Monday July 28. 
Iranian soldiers during IRIA's parade in 2013
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Monday, 28 July 2014

US Army AH-64E Apache Guardians started qualifications with Amphibious Assault Ship USS Peleliu

AH-64E Apache Guardians from 1st Armed Reconnaissance Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conducted deck landing qualifications aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) off the coast of Hawaii, July 19, as part of the Navy’s Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014.

EUBG European Union Battle Group under command of Belgium field live dem...

The EUBG (European Union Battle Group) under the command of Belgium is now ready to fulfill its mission after six months of training. In June 2014, EUBG has demonstrated its capacity to perform its missions during a field live demonstration in Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium, attended by several Belgian and foreign authorities

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Army Recognition selected by MSPO 2014 organizers as Official Online Show Daily News and Official Web TV

Army Recognition is proud to announce its selection as official Official Online Show Daily News, Official Web TV and Official Media Partner for MSPO 2014, the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce, Poland,  which will be held from the 1 – 4 Sept 2014.
MSPO International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce, Poland.
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IAI's Green Rock System Became Operational

According to israeldefense.com, the mobile autonomous tactical counter Rocket, Artillery & Mortar (C-RAM) system supports and assists troops in Gaza to return fire at the source of mortar fire, which have become a significant threat. 
IAI's "Green Rock" tactical counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar system
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China Air Force will need 400 Y-20 military transport aircraft to catch up U.S. and Russian Air Forces

The People's Liberation Army will need at least 400 Y-20 cargo planes produced by the Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation in order to catch up with the force projection capabilities of the United States, Russia and India, according to a report published by the National Defense University of China cited in the party-run People's Daily.
New Chinese-made Y-20 military transport aircraft
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CSTO Troops Gather In Kyrgyzstan For Exercises

Troops from five member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have arrived in Kyrgyzstan to take part in joint military exercises. 
CSTO's troops during anti-terror drills
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Raytheon Company signed a Letter of Intent with TELDAT to cooperate to Poland's air defense

Raytheon Company signed a Letter of Intent with Poland's TELDAT to cooperate in mutually beneficial business opportunities related to Poland's air defense architecture, as well as significant exports to global markets. 
Raytheon's Patriot surface-to-air missile launching station
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Belarus Company TETRAEDR has delivered T38 Stilet air defense missile systems to Azerbaijan.

The Belarus Defense Company "TETRAEDR" has confirmed the sale of its Air Defense Missile System (ADMS) T38 Stilet to Azerbaijan. TETRAEDR is specialized in the in development and manufacture of advanced radio-electronic weapon systems, development and manufacture of hardware and software used in radar and radio electronic control assets, upgrading of Air Defense Missile Systems. 
Belarus-made T38 Stilet surface-to-air defense missile system at MILEX Defense Exhibition.
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Sunday, 27 July 2014

RapidFire 40mm 6x6 multi role ground based gun air defense system Thales...

The RapidFire is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system developed and designed by the French Companies Thales, Nexter and the Anglo-French joint venture company CTA. The RAPIDFire 40 mm is mobile and can be adapted for fixed point defense or convoy protection missions.

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Russia’s Sevmash shipyard lays down 5th Borey class SSBN and 4th Yasen class SSN

Russia’s Sevmash Shipyard announced it has laid down "Knyaz Oleg", the fifth Borey class SSBN project (and the first series submarine of the modernised 955A project) and the fourth multi-purpose attack submarine "Krasnoyarsk" (Yasen M class). According to the shipyard, Russia’s second Borey class SSBN "Vladimir Monomakh" (Project 955) will join the Russian Navy before the end of the year.

Philippines Air Force interested to buy C-130T Logistic Support Aircraft from United States.

The State Department of United States has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Philippines for C-130T aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $61 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 23, 2014. 
U.S. Air Force C-130T Logistic Support Aircraft
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Tunisia to purchase UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment from United States.

The State Department of United States has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $700 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 23, 2014.
U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter
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Korea Aerospace Industries KAI to develop new Light Armed Helicopters and Light Civil Helicopters.

Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd.(KAI), is selected to develop the Light Armed Helicopters(LAH) and Light Civil Helicopters(LCH) to tow the development of the aviation industry and strengthening of self-reliant defense simultaneously with a targets exports of 600 units, putting total sales to 1,000. 
South Korea Light Armed Helicopters (LAH)
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Japanese Defense Company Mitsubishi presents new concept of 8x8 armoured vehicle at Eurosatory

Japanese defense industry has exhibited their latest innovations and technologies of military equipment at the Defense & Security Exhibition Eurosatory 2014. During the event, the Japanese Defense Company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has unveiled a new concept of wheeled multipurpose armoured vehicle with high mobility and survivability. 
Scale model of Mitsubishi 8x8 armoured vehicle at Eurosatory 2014, International Defense & Security Industry in Paris, France.
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Hamas to negotiate weapons deal with North Korea for the delivery of rockets and missiles

According the "Telegraph" newspaper website, Hamas militants are attempting to negotiate a new weapons deal with North Korea for missiles and communications equipment that will allow them to maintain their offensive against Israel.
A picture released by the Israeli Defense Forces shows weapons found inside a tunnel near Kibbutz Sufa in the Israeli Gaza border on July 17, 2014.
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Saturday, 26 July 2014

AutoKrAZ could deliver Streit Group Spartan and Cougar 4x4 armoured vehicles to Ukraine Army.

The Ukrainian Defense Company AutoKrAZ, July 22, 2014, has presented Spartan and Cougar 4x4 armoured vehicles produced locally in partnership with Streit Group, a world leader in the development and manufacturing of security and military vehicles with headquarter based in United Arab Emirates. 
Spartan 4x4 armoured personnel carrier at AutoKrAZ factory.
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China to unveil new personnel carrier variant of the EQ2050 4x4 light tactical vehicle.

According the website carnewschina.com, Chinese army has unveiled a new variant of the famous Dongfeng EQ2050 Brave Soldier configured in personnel carrier vehicle. The EQ2050 is based on an imported AM General Hummer H1 chassis.
The new EQ2015 in personnel carrier variant
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Friday, 25 July 2014

Raytheon completes key Air & Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) reviews

Raytheon Company completed two critical program reviews for the new Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), the U.S. Navy's next generation integrated air and ballistic missile defense radar. Successful completion of the hardware Preliminary Design Review and the Integrated Baseline Review are both key milestones of the Navy's acquisition plan & highlight the maturity of the design, validity of the plan for execution, and keep the program on track to deliver a much needed capability to the fleet.

Iran to Launch New Home-Made Destroyer Soon

According to the Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy will take delivery of the domestically manufactured Damavand destroyer in a near future. The advanced and well-equipped warship, which is a destroyer of the Jamaran class, was currently undergoing final tests. 
Iran-built destroyer Jamaran
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Lockheed Martin’s Unmanned K-MAX Cargo Helicopter Team Returns from Afghanistan

After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has returned to the United States following a nearly three-year deployment in Afghanistan. 
Lockheed Martin's K-MAX unmanned cargo helicopter
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NATO to consider the increasing of military personnel and equipment in Poland.

NATO is expected to consider supplying a base in Szczecin, Poland, with additional personnel and equipment to help the alliance respond faster to any threat posed by Russia. The measure could be discussed as part of a readiness action plan at NATO’s Wales Summit in September. This could include a review of NATO defense plans, stepping up training and exercises, and appropriate deployments. 
General Philip Breedlove, NATO’s top commander in Europe
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Venezuela plans to buy more military equipment and weapons made in China and Russia.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced July 25, 2014, plans to buy new batches of weapons made in Russia and China to increase the country’s military might.
Russian-made BTR-80 armoured vehicle march during a military parade in Caracas, Venezuela.
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First Two Australian F-35s Roll Out Of Factory

A ceremony was held yesterday at Lockheed Martin, commemorating the official roll out of the first two F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). 

AU-1, the first F-35A planned for the RAAF

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MEADS Network Tests Demonstrate Unmatched Plug-And-Fight Missile Defense Capabilities

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) recently completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy. The two-week test demonstration included significant first-time events that were observed by several national delegations.
Medium Extended Air Defense System during launch test
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General Dynamics Awarded $67Mn by the Peruvian Ministry of Defence for Light Armoured Vehicles

The Peruvian Ministry of Defence has awarded a USD$67 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for 32 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) for the Peruvian Marines. The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada.
Canadian LAV II "Bison"

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Czech government agrees defence cooperation with Rwanda to provide training and armament

The Czech government approved the signing of a defence cooperation agreement with Rwanda, which may open Rwanda's market to Czech armament firms, said the government on its website. The defence agreement also includes cooperation of the training of soldiers and anti-terrorism capabilities, and an exchange of information.
A Rwandan Defense Force (RDF) soldier provides medical support to a teammate simulating an injury during a combat life saver course held March 19-26, 2011 in Gako, Rwanda
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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Russia continues to strengthen its military presence near the border with Ukraine.

Russia continues to build up its military presence in close proximity to the border with Ukraine, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) spokesman Andriy Lysenko has said, on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Lysenko also said that in a forest not far from the villages of Churovichi, Zeleny Kut and Rudnya-Tsata in the Bryansk region, ten kilometers from the border with northern Ukraine, Russia continued to equip camouflaged firing positions of infantry fighting vehicles.
Two Russian BTR-80 armored personal carriers roll near the border with Ukraine outside the Russian town of Donetsk in Rostov-on-Don region, Sunday, July 13, 2014.
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The new Chinese-made J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighter could enter in production for 2017.

The J-20, China's first fifth-generation stealth fighter designed by Chengdu Aerospace Corporation, may enter production on a small scale in 2017, after the completion of the aircraft's test flights, according to the Wuhan-based Hubei Daily.
J-20 Chinese-made fifth-generation stealth fighter
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China has successfully conducted test missile interception with HQ-16A surface-to-air missile system.

China has announced the success of a missile interception test conducted from land with HQ-16A ground-to-air defense missile system. The test, conducted within its territory late on Wednesday, "achieved the preset goal", according to a statement posted on the website of the Ministry of National Defense. Military authorities provided no other information about the operation.
HQ-16 Chinese-made surface-to-air defense missile system
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China to donate technical and medical equipment to Serbian Armed Forces.

Chinese and Serbian defense ministries Wednesday, July 23, 2014, signed a protocol by which China agreed to donate technical and medical equipment worth 355,000 euros (about 479,250 U.S. dollars) as a way of assistance after heavy floods hit the country mid-May. The protocol for the donation was signed by the representative of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, Senior Colonel Wang Haibin, and chief of the Serbian Military Medicine Department Brigadier General Zoran Popovic.
Chinese Ministry of National Defense, Senior Colonel Wang Haibin, and chief of the Serbian Military Medicine Department Brigadier General Zoran Popovic at signing ceremony.
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Chinese Army would like to deploy unmanned ground combat vehicles in the future.

Chinese military has started research on developing unmanned armoured vehicles including main battle tanks for deployment in future battles as part of an ambitious plan to modernise its defences. China is making efforts to convert its existing armoured fighting vehicles into unmanned ones for future warfare operations, a senior military official has said. 
As United States, Chinese army would like to use unmanned ground vehicles for combat operations.
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