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April 2014

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US Army test fires M829E4 fifth-generation tank cartridge
23 April 2014 The US Army has successfully completed test firing of the first fifth-generation tank cartridge M829E4 from an Abrams main battle tank (MBT) at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland,...

US announces non-lethal military assistance package for Ukraine
23 April 2014 The US Government has announced that it will provide a non-lethal military assistance package to Ukraine to help its military forces fulfil their core security missions, amid the growing...

Pakistan Army test launches Hatf III nuclear-capable missile
23 April 2014 The Pakistani Army has successfully conducted a training launch of its nuclear-capable Hatf III short-range ballistic missile (SBRM) from an undisclosed...

US DoS releases imagery linking Russian involvement in eastern Ukraine
22 April 2014 The US Department of State (DoS) has released a series of photographs of unmasked men, which link to Russian special forces, affirming the country’s involvement in stirring up unrest in...

UK MoD invites Malaysian proposals for armed forces supply contracts
22 April 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has invited Malaysian companies to submit proposals for the country’s armed forces supply...

BAE completes CDR of common-missile warning system’s software update
22 April 2014 BAE Systems has successfully completed the critical design review (CDR) of the integrated aircraft survivability equipment's (IASE) software update of its common-missile warning system...

Pro-Russian activists seize Ukrainian armoured personnel carriers
17 April 2014 Pro-Russian activists have seized six Ukrainian armoured personnel carriers (APCs) along with their crews in Kramatorsk, in a major setback to the government's hopes of asserting authority in...

Comtech to continue support for US Army’s blue-force tracking programme
17 April 2014 Comtech Mobile Datacom has been awarded a contract to continue the provision of sustainment support for the US Army's Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below-Blue Force Tracking (BFT-1)...

US DoD approves Celox Gauze as new haemostatic agent
17 April 2014 The US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) has approved the use of Celox Gauze as a haemostatic agent on the...

Ukraine launches anti-terrorist operation against separatists in east
16 April 2014 The Ukrainian Security Forces have launched an anti-terrorist operation to drive out pro-Russian separatists from government buildings and restore authority in the east of the...

Russia test launches Yars intercontinental ballistic missile
16 April 2014 The Russian Strategic Missile Forces have successfully test-launched a RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Plesetsk launch site in northwest...

Sagem to supply SIGMA 30 systems to Krauss Maffei Wegmann
16 April 2014 Sagem has been awarded a contract to supply its SIGMA 30 navigation and pointing systems to German manufacturer Krauss Maffei Wegmann...

Australian DoD extends Hawkei testing and evaluation programme
15 April 2014 The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has extended the developmental testing and evaluation of the six Thales Hawkei prototype vehicles and trailer that were acquired under the...

Germany likely to cancel Leopard 2 tank sale to Saudi Arabia
15 April 2014 The German Government is expected to cancel the sale of the Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) to Saudi Arabia because of opposition from the German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister...

Ukraine requests UN peacekeepers in eastern region
15 April 2014 Ukraine has asked the UN to send peacekeeping troops to combat the separatist movements in the eastern region of the...

Savi named sole provider for US DoD’s RFID-IV contract
14 April 2014 Savi has been selected as the sole provider for the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) multi-year radio frequency identification IV (RFID-IV)...

Israeli MoD launches Ofek 10 reconnaissance satellite
14 April 2014 The Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has successfully launched the tenth Ofek reconnaissance satellite from Palmachim Air Force Base near Rishon Lezion,...

Ukraine plans full-scale anti-terrorist operation against separatists
14 April 2014 Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council has decided to launch a full-scale anti-terrorist operation involving armed forces to suppress pro-Russian demonstrators in the south-east of...

Alion to help DoD counter emerging IED threats
11 April 2014 Alion Science and Technology has secured a multi-million dollar contract to help the US Department of Defense (DoD) defeat emerging improvised explosive device (IED)...

USAREUR and Bulgarian Land Forces complete Saber Guardian 2014 exercise
11 April 2014 The US Army Europe (USAREUR) and the Bulgarian Land Forces have officially ended the multinational military exercise Saber Guardian 2014, following a week of scenario-driven,...

Nato imagery shows Russian military units near Ukraine border
11 April 2014 Nato’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) has released satellite imagery that shows details of the location and type of Russian units near the Ukraine...

Ukroboronservice to boost Ukraine defences with BTR-80 upgrade
10 April 2014 Ukraine’s state enterprise Ukroboronservice is upgrading five BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) at its own expense, in a bid to strengthen the country's...

US Army receives Esri templates to accelerate GEOINT analysis
10 April 2014 Esri has supplied a revised set of customised templates to the US Army for use with its distributed common ground system-army (DCGS-A)...

Thales to supply Bushmaster vehicles to Japan
10 April 2014 Thales Australia has been awarded a contract for the supply of Bushmaster protected-mobility vehicles (PMV) to the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force...

UK MoD launches new robot to test protective equipment
09 April 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has unveiled a new robotic mannequin to test protective suits and equipment for the armed...

Russia agrees to hold multilateral talks on Ukrainian crisis
09 April 2014 Russia has agreed to hold multilateral talks with diplomats from Ukraine, the EU and the US to find a peaceful solution for the ongoing crisis in...

Indian Army test launches BrahMos supersonic missile
09 April 2014 The Indian Army has successfully test launched an advanced version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile at Chandhan field firing range near Pokhran in Rajasthan, India, as part of a...

Hammond announces final deployment of UK forces to Afghanistan
08 April 2014 The UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced the details of the next roulement units scheduled to be deployed in June as part of Operation Herrick XVIII in Afghanistan....

Pro-Russian activists declare independence in Ukrainian city of Donetsk
08 April 2014 Pro-Russian activists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have declared independence from Kiev, and pledged to hold a referendum to legitimise its...

US Army leads development of improved coating for howitzer breech spindles
08 April 2014 The US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's (RDECOM) Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) is working on a project to identify, evaluate and implement...

Ukroboronprom to supply 100 APCs to Ukrainian National Guard
07 April 2014 Ukraine’s state enterprise Ukroboronprom is preparing to deliver approximately 100 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to ten military units of the National Guard of...

Kratos wins US Army CH-47F Chinook Avionics Trainers upgrade contract
07 April 2014 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a multi-million dollar subcontract for the modernisation of the US Army’s CH-47F Chinook Avionics Trainers...

Pro-Russian activists occupy government buildings in eastern Ukraine
07 April 2014 Hundreds of pro-Russian activists stormed several state buildings in three east Ukrainian cities on Sunday, demanding a referendum on joining Russia and further intensifying tensions between...

Undisclosed Asian military customer orders Harris Falcon III tactical radios
04 April 2014 Harris has received a contract to supply Falcon III wideband tactical radios to an undisclosed military customer in...

South Korea develops new long-range ballistic missile
04 April 2014 The South Korean Defence Ministry has developed a new long-range ballistic missile to boost its defences against North Korean missile threats, an unnamed South Korea military official has...

UK MoD awards Cougar post-design service contract to Morgan-led consortium
04 April 2014 A consortium consisting of leading UK-based and owned defence companies has secured a contract to support and develop the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Cougar (PPVs) protected patrol...

Harris to supply Falcon III radios to undisclosed international customer
03 April 2014 Harris has secured a contract to supply its Falcon III radio communication systems, which enable enhanced command and control and real-time situational awareness, to an undisclosed...

Four killed in shooting rampage at Fort Hood, including gunman
03 April 2014 Four soldiers have been killed and 16 others injured during a shooting rampage at the US Army’s Fort Hood base in Killeen, Texas,...

Saab to continue support for UK Army’s DFWES system
03 April 2014 Saab has been awarded a contract to continue the provision of support and services for the UK Army’s direct fire weapon effects simulator (DFWES)...

Nato suspends cooperation with Russia over Crimea annexation
02 April 2014 Nato foreign ministers have ordered the suspension of all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia, in response to its recent takeover of the Crimean...

US Army supplies new hearing protection device to additional soldiers
02 April 2014 The US Army has fitted soldiers at Fort Drum in New York with the new technologically advanced hearing protection device, called tactical communication and protective system...

PositiveID and UTC Aerospace sign agreement for US DoD contract
02 April 2014 PositiveID has signed an agreement with UTC Aerospace Systems' ISR & Space Systems unit to support the latter in the execution of a US Department of Defense (DoD)...

Cassidian to supply optronic equipment for military vehicles
01 April 2014 Airbus Defence and Space subsidiary Cassidian Optronics has been awarded a contract for the supply of optical and optronic equipment for integration into armoured vehicles operated by...

Russia starts partial troop withdrawal from Ukrainian border
01 April 2014 Russia has started partial withdrawal of its soldiers along Ukraine's eastern border, in an apparent attempt to ease a diplomatic standoff with the West over its annexation of...

UK Armed Forces participate in Exercise Joint Warrior 2014
01 April 2014 The UK Armed Forces is participating in Europe's biggest tri-service military exercise, code-named Joint Warrior 2014, off the coast of...

March 2014

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Chilean Army receives first production Cougar AS532 Ale helicopter
31 March 2014 Airbus Helicopters has handed over the first production Cougar AS532 Ale helicopter to the Chilean Army (Ejército de Chile) at the recently concluded Feria Internacional Del Aire Y Del...

US and Russia fail to find diplomatic solution for Ukrainian crisis
31 March 2014 The US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have ended emergency talks without finding a suitable diplomatic solution for the Ukrainian...

Eaton launches new microgrid management system
31 March 2014 Eaton has introduced a new microgrid management solution designed to improve the efficiency, reliability and safety of military forward operating bases (FOBs)....

UN General Assembly rejects Crimean secession vote
28 March 2014 The UN General Assembly has rejected the mid-March referendum held in the Crimean peninsula that led to its annexation by Russia, affirming its commitment to Ukraine’s unity and territorial...

Australia announces funding for new future defence technology projects
28 March 2014 The Australian Department of Defence is investing up to $13m for development of future defence technology under Round 18 of the Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD)...

Selex to supply radios and NVGs for Italian Army's Soldato Futuro programme
28 March 2014 Selex has been awarded two contracts worth €60m for the supply of SWave software defined radios (SDR) and tactical mobility night vision goggles (TM-NVG) for the Italian Army’s Soldato...

Northrop and US Army conduct IBCS capability demonstration
27 March 2014 Northrop Grumman has conducted a capability demonstration of the integrated air and missile defence (IAMD) battle command system (IBCS) at the Pentagon in Washington, DC,...

India may sign anti-tank ammunition supply contract with Russia
27 March 2014 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is likely to sign a contract with Russia for the delivery of several thousands of anti-tank shells, to address the severe shortage of critical ammunition...

Russia continues military accumulation along eastern Ukraine, claims West
27 March 2014 Russia has deployed additional troops and military equipment along its border with eastern Ukraine in the past few days, the US and European security agencies have...

Russia holds military exercises in Transdniestria and raises fears of invasion
26 March 2014 The Russian military has conducted additional training exercises in Transdniestria, a pro-Russia separatist region of Moldova that Western countries allege is Moscow's next target for...

US Army develops new software for air and missile defence systems
26 March 2014 The US Army is working with industry to develop a new user-friendly software that will enhance situational awareness of the air and missile defence system...

Binary Group receives US Army P2E support contract
26 March 2014 Binary Group has been awarded a contract to provide a range of support services to the US Army Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), Product Manager, Power...

Exelis equips first US Army Stryker with GNOMAD system
25 March 2014 Exelis has completed the integration of its Global Network On The Move Active Distribution (GNOMAD) system into the first US Army Stryker armored fighting vehicle during the recent...

Russia and Ukraine hold first meeting after Crimean annexation
25 March 2014 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Ukrainian counterpart Andriy Deshchytsia to hold talks over the crisis that has seen the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West...

DAGR missile completes air worthiness release live firing flight tests
25 March 2014 Lockheed Martin’s direct attack guided rocket (DAGR) missile has successfully demonstrated its ability as an air-launched weapon during a series of air worthiness release (AWR) live firing...

Russia preparing to annex Moldova's Trans-Dniester region, Nato commander claims
24 March 2014 Russia is now preparing to annex Trandsniester, a Russian-speaking breakaway state located between Ukraine and Moldova, Nato supreme allied commander general Philip Breedlove has...

North Korea test-launches additional short-range rockets
24 March 2014 North Korea has test-launched 16 additional Frog short-range rockets into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula on the second consecutive day, South Korea's joint chiefs of staff...

Spanish Army orders additional Victrix simulators from Indra
24 March 2014 Indra has received a contract from the Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply additional Victrix shooting simulators for installation at various barracks and bases of the national...

Indian Army to receive Dhanush howitzers by end of year
21 March 2014 India's new domestically manufactured 155mm artillery howitzer, Dhanush, is expected to be ready for use by the national army by the end of the...

Russia’s lower parliament house ratifies Crimea annexation treaty
21 March 2014 Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has approved a treaty to annex the Crimean peninsula and the city of Sevastopol from...

MDA receives ninth AN/TPY-2 radar from Raytheon
21 March 2014 The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has taken delivery of the ninth army navy / transportable radar surveillance-2 (AN/TPY-2) radar from Raytheon to defend the country against ballistic...

Taiwanese Army receives third Apache batch from US
20 March 2014 The US has handed over the third batch of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to the Taiwanese Armed...

US Army awards ordnance development agreement to NAC
20 March 2014 The National Armaments Consortium (NAC) has secured a seven-year, multi-project other transaction agreement (OTA) for the development and prototyping of ordnance...

Germany suspends military contract with Russia over Ukrainian crisis
20 March 2014 The German Government has ordered defence contractor Rheinmetall to suspend deliveries of combat simulation gear to Russia, in response to the latter's annexation of the Crimean...

Iraq receives US weaponry to combat terrorism
19 March 2014 The US has delivered 100 AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles (ASM) along with other weapons and ammunition to the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) to help the country counter terrorist...

UK military hands over additional two MOBs to Afghan Forces
19 March 2014 The UK Armed Forces has handed over control of two additional main operating bases (MOBs) in Helmand province to the Afghan National Security Forces...

Putin signs treaty to annex Crimea into Russia, as Ukraine crisis escalates
19 March 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov have signed a landmark treaty that incorporates the Black Sea peninsula into the Russian Federation, amid reports of...

Brazilian Army set to receive upgraded Panther K2 helicopters
18 March 2014 Helibras will hand over the first two upgraded AS365 Panther K2 helicopters to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (AvEx) later this...

Ukraine approves partial troop mobilisation following Crimea referendum
18 March 2014 The Ukrainian Parliament has approved partial mobilisation of the military reserves, a day after Crimea voted overwhelmingly to secede from the country and join...

US Army awards Lot 9 GMLRS production contract to Lockheed
18 March 2014 The US Army has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin for Lot 9 production of the guided multiple launch rocket system (GMLRS) unitary...

UK Dstl seeks proposals for novel infrared technology development
17 March 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) defence science and technology laboratory (Dstl) is seeking support from industry and academia to develop a novel electro-optic and infrared technology...

Overwhelming victory for Russia in Crimea vote
17 March 2014 Preliminary results indicate that more than 95% of Crimeans voted for unification with Russia in Sunday's referendum in Sevastopol,...

US Army contracts DynCorp for aviation maintenance services
17 March 2014 DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded a contract to provide aviation maintenance services under the US Army’s Aviation Field Maintenance (AFM)...

Engility receives US Army TAOSS contract
14 March 2014 Wholly-owned Engility subsidiary Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been selected as one of the prime contractors for the US Army's technical, administrative, and operations support...

Sectra to supply Tiger 7401 encrypted mobile phones to Dutch MoD
14 March 2014 Sectra has been awarded a contract to supply the Tiger 7401 encrypted mobile phones to the Dutch Ministry of Defence...

AgustaWestland awards UK Apache FCR support contract to Longbow
14 March 2014 Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman joint-venture Longbow International has been awarded a contract to support Longbow fire control radars (FCR) mounted onboard the UK Army’s Apache AH Mk.1...

US Army completes first developmental testing of WIN-T Increment 2 enhancements
13 March 2014 The US Army has successfully completed the first developmental test of the warfighter information network-tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 enhancements at the Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland,...

Russia assembles troops for further action in Crimea, claims Ukraine
13 March 2014 Russia is reportedly assembling troops and weaponry near its border with Ukraine, raising threats of a full-scale invasion of the Crimean...

Indian Army authorised to advance T-90 tanks upgrade
13 March 2014 The Indian Army has received approval from its Ministry of Defence (MoD) to move ahead with its planned upgrade of more than 600 Russian-built T-90 main battle tanks...

Finnish Army orders combat training centres from Saab
12 March 2014 Saab Training & Simulation has been awarded a contract to supply a wide range of combat training systems to the Finnish Defence Force...

Russia conducts another exercise as Crimea prepares for vote on secession
12 March 2014 The Russian military has started further large-scale command and staff exercises near its borders with Ukraine, amid the turbulent political and security crisis in the...

UK MOD selects Capita as preferred bidder for DIO strategic partnership
12 March 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has selected Capita as its preferred bidder in the competitive procurement of a strategic business partner for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation...

DARPA evaluates Excalibur programme prototype
11 March 2014 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has successfully developed and tested a 21-element optical phased array (OPA), as part of its Excalibur...

WPI to develop cost-effective lightweight metals for US military vehicles
11 March 2014 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is leading a $7.4m, multi-university award from the US Army that will support the development of new metallurgical methods and new lightweight alloys for...

KMDB manufactures enhanced version of BTR-4 armoured vehicle
11 March 2014 Ukraine’s state enterprise Kharkiv Machine Building Design Bureau (KMDB) has manufactured an upgraded version of the BTR-4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier...

German Army receives last ASGARD-upgraded Tiger UHT helicopter
10 March 2014 Airbus Helicopters has handed over the last upgraded Tiger Unterstützungshubschrauber (UHT) support helicopter to the German Army's 36 Combat Helicopter Regiment for deployment in...

UK MoD awards release to service to Watchkeeper UAS
10 March 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a release to service (RTS) to Thales-built Watchkeeper unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to start military flight training with the British...

Nexter orders Sagem SIGMA 30 pointing systems for CAESAR gun export
10 March 2014 Nexter Systems has awarded a contract to Sagem to supply SIGMA 30 navigation and pointing systems for integration into CAmion Equipé d'un Système d'ARtillerie (CAESAR) gun-howitzer...

Sikorsky and Turkey ink S-70i Black Hawk helicopter production agreements
07 March 2014 Sikorsky Aircraft has signed agreements with the Turkish Government and key local aerospace contractors regarding production and assembly of T-70 helicopters, the Turkish variants of...

Russia ignores US and European sanctions with air defence exercises
07 March 2014 Soldiers from Russia’s Western Military District have started large-scale air defence exercises at Kapustin Yar testing range in Astrakhan Region, amid increasing tensions with the West over...

DARPA seeks high-power UV laser for detecting chemical and biological threats
07 March 2014 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is requesting proposals for compact, efficient and low-cost deep-UV lasers for detecting highly deployable biological and chemical agents...

Brazilian Army orders RBS 70 VSHORADs from Saab
06 March 2014 Saab has been awarded a contract to supply the Robotsystem (RBS) 70 very short range air defence system (VSHORAD) to the Brazilian...

Raytheon to supply new Patriot fire units to Kuwait
06 March 2014 Raytheon has been awarded a $655m contract for new-production fire units of the combat-proven Patriot air and missile defence system for Kuwait Armed...

US fails to find solution for Russia-Ukraine crisis
06 March 2014 The US has failed in its attempts to persuade Russia to start a political dialogue with the new Ukrainian Government to find a peaceful solution to the deepening...

Track24 Defence introduces new blue force tracking device
05 March 2014 Track24 Defence has introduced a new IP68-rated beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite device for secure blue force tracking (BFT) and command and control (C2) applications....

Afghan National Army receives additional Mi-17V-5 helicopters
05 March 2014 The Afghan National Army (ANA) has taken delivery of the second batch of Mil Mi-17V-5 military-transport helicopters from...

Russia test-launches intercontinental ballistic missile as Ukraine tensions continue
05 March 2014 The Russian military has test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a testing range in the Astrakhan Region, 450km east of the Ukrainian border, during global tension...

Russian troops finish exercises, Putin confident of avoiding war
04 March 2014 Russia's military has ended large-scale exercises near the borders with Ukraine, while Russian President Vladimir Putin maintains that the taking over of Crimea will not lead to...

Latvia and UK sign LOI for Latvian infantry brigade mechanisation project
04 March 2014 The Latvian Defense Ministry has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the UK regarding the cooperation on the mechanisation project of the Latvian Land Force’s infantry...

SRCTec to supply LSTAR radars for US Army’s GBSAA system
04 March 2014 SRC has received a multi-million contract to supply radars for the US Army’s ground-based sense and avoid (GBSAA)...

Thales wins French optronic payloads through-life support contract
03 March 2014 Thales has been awarded a multi-million euro contract to provide through-life support for electro-optic (EO) systems installed onboard French Armed Forces...

Ukraine mobilises armed forces as tensions with Russia increase
03 March 2014 The Ukrainian Security Council has ordered the General Staff to mobilise armed forces and call-up all military reserves to defend the country against any conflict, council secretary Andriy...

US Army to include AN/PRC-155 manpack radios in Capability Set 14
03 March 2014 The US Army will include General Dynamics AN/PRC-155 radios in capability set (CS) 14 to connect soldiers and commanders to the soldier’s network that includes the warfighter...

February 2014

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North Korea test launches four short-range ballistic missiles
28 February 2014 North Korea has test fired four short-range ballistic missiles from the Gitdaeryeong area, off its south-east coast, reportedly in response to the on-going South Korea-US annual military...

NIITEK gets US Army contract for Husky mounted detection system units
28 February 2014 NIITEK has been awarded a contract for supply of Husky mounted detection system (HMDS) ground penetrating radar (GPR) test units to the US...

Windstream to supply upgraded fibre networks to US Army
28 February 2014 Windstream has received a contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to supply and install upgraded fibre networks at two US military...

MD launches new armed scout attack helicopter at HeliExpo 2014
27 February 2014 MD Helicopters has released details of its new MD 530G armed aerial scout helicopter at HeliExpo 2014, currently underway at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California,...

TransVoyant receives TEAMS contract extension from US Army
27 February 2014 TransVoyant has secured total enterprise army asset management system (TEAMS) contract extension from the US Army for ongoing development and maintenance...

Russia to conduct snap combat exercises amid Ukraine crisis
27 February 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin has directed his country's armed forces to conduct large-scale exercises near the borders with Ukraine, amid political turmoil in the neighbouring...

US Army awards communications and networking contracts
26 February 2014 CACI International has been chosen as prime contractor to provide communications and network services to the US Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering...

Hagel outlines Pentagon’s 2015 defence budget request
26 February 2014 The US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has set out President Barack Obama’s proposed Pentagon budget for fiscal year 2015 during a news conference at Pentagon in Washington, DC,...

BAE delivers first upgraded CV9030 vehicle to Norwegian Army
26 February 2014 BAE Systems Hagglunds has handed over the first upgraded CV9030 armoured combat vehicle to the Norwegian...

DARPA seeks software decision aids development
25 February 2014 The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking development of software decision aids to assist airborne battle managers and pilots in the management of air-to-air...

Indian Army test fires Akash surface-to-air missile system
25 February 2014 The Indian Army has successfully test launched the Akash surface-to-air missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha,...

Saab’s Carl-Gustaf weapon selected as programme of record for US Army
25 February 2014 Saab’s combat proven Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system has been selected to be a programme of record (POR) within the US...

Lockheed conducts JAGM dual-mode guidance section flight test
24 February 2014 Lockheed Martin’s joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) dual-mode guidance section has demonstrated its ability to engage a laser-designated moving target during a flight test at Eglin Air Force...

US Army awards additional MATOC technology contracts
24 February 2014 The US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center (USACE) has awarded additional base orders under the $7bn capacity, large-scale renewable and alternative energy power...

Leidos wins US Strategic Command contract
24 February 2014 The 55th Contracting Squadron has awarded a US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) contract to Leidos to provide software development and...

UK Armed Forces ranked world's second most gay-friendly military
21 February 2014 The UK Armed Forces has been ranked as the second-most gay-friendly military in the world by Netherlands-based independent research group, Hague Centre for Strategic Studies...

US military evaluates BAE Q-Warrior HMD system
21 February 2014 US military researchers are currently testing the Q-Warrior helmet mounted display (HMD) system designed by BAE Systems to enhance the situational awareness of dismounted...

US Army contracts RE2 for exoskeleton simulator development
21 February 2014 RE2 has received a Phase I small business innovation research (SBIR) contract from the US Army to develop a biomechanical exoskeleton simulator...

DCI and Nexter partner to address French and international military requirements
20 February 2014 Défense Conseil International (DCI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nexter Systems on the joint promotion of capability offers for the benefit of armed forces in France and...

Team Apache Sensors tests AH-64E Apache M-DSA
20 February 2014 Team Apache Sensors has successfully conducted a test flight of the AH-64E Apache modernised day sensor assembly (M-DSA) during an event at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama,...

PESA to support US Army’s communications and transmission systems
20 February 2014 PESA has been selected to support Serco in execution of the US Army’s communications and transmission systems (CTS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ)...

India may award Chinook and Apache contracts this year
19 February 2014 Boeing is anticipating contract awards for 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters and 22 AH-64E Apache combat helicopters from India by later this...

Leidos to provide simulation and training programme for US Army
19 February 2014 National security, health and engineering solutions provider Leidos has secured a contract from the US Army to provide a simulation, training and instrumentation (PEO STRI)...

Ducommun to continue delivering equipment for TOW missiles
19 February 2014 Ducommun has been awarded a follow-on contract for the supply of complex wiring harnesses and printed circuit card assemblies for the BGM-71 tube-launched, optically tracked wireless-guided...

Australian Department of Defence extends Fujitsu’s DCCS contract
18 February 2014 The Australian Department of Defence has extended Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand’s Distributed Computing Centralised Services (DCCS) contract for three more...

CCS approves Indian Army's night-vision equipment procurement proposal
18 February 2014 The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), India, has approved the Army's proposal for the procurement of night-vision equipment Thermal Imaging Fire Control System...

General Dynamics wins $13bn military vehicle deal from Saudi Arabia
18 February 2014 General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS) has won a $13bn contract from the Saudi Arabia Government to build and deliver military and civilian light-armoured vehicles, marking Canada's...

Ukroboronprom signs foreign economic contract for T-64 tanks
17 February 2014 Ukrspecexport subsidiary Ukroboronservice has signed a foreign economic contract for major upgrade and supply of T64BV-1 main battle tanks...

LTAS’s WASP aerostat to participate in US Army's NIE 14.2 exercise
17 February 2014 Lighter Than Air Systems (LTAS)-built aerostat systems will participate in the US Army’s Network Integration Experiment (NIE) 14.2, which is scheduled to be held at Fort Bliss in Texas, and...

Indian Army to conduct night user trial of Agni-I
17 February 2014 The Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) is all set to conduct the night trial of the Agni-I surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile on 18 February 2014 from Wheeler Island...

Thales to supply SOTAS intercom systems for Brazilian Army vehicles
14 February 2014 Thales has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional SOTAS communication systems for various vehicle programmes of the Brazilian...

US military awards TOCNET systems production contracts to SCI
14 February 2014 SCI Technology has secured multiple production awards for the tactical operations center intercommunications system (TOCNET) intercommunications system (ICS) from the US...

Lockheed secures Saudi Arabian Apache M-TADS/PNVS support contract
14 February 2014 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to provide modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) special repair activities for the Royal Saudi...

Royal Thai Army receives two AW139 helicopters
13 February 2014 AgustaWestland has handed over the two AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters to the Royal Thai...

Singapore military orders HeartSine Samaritan PAD 500P defibrillators
13 February 2014 HeartSine Technologies has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract for supply of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Singapore Armed Forces...

US Army awards WCIS basic ordering agreement to TCS
13 February 2014 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has been selected as one of the prime contractors for the US Army’s worldwide communications and infrastructure support (WCIS) basic ordering agreement...

AM General unveils M-1165 2.0 DRGN vehicle at Singapore Airshow
12 February 2014 AM General has revealed the new right hand drive M-1165 2.0 deployable reconnaissance ground network (DRGN) vehicle at the Singapore Airshow, which is currently underway at Changi Exhibition...

NCI to provide support services to US Army's RCAS Project Directorate
12 February 2014 NCI has been awarded a contract to support the US Army's Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) Reserve Component Automation Systems (PD RCAS) Project Directorate...

Saab and Kalyani Group team up for Indian Army air defence projects
12 February 2014 Saab has entered into a strategic alliance with India's leading high-technology multinational Kalyani Group to address critical Indian Army air defence...

US Army, Raytheon conduct Excalibur Ib projectile flight trials
11 February 2014 Raytheon and the US Army have successfully demonstrated production maturity and effectiveness of the Excalibur Increment b (Ib) precision-guided extended-range projectile during an extensive...

Lord to manufacture elastomeric components for Bell V-280 Valor
11 February 2014 Lord has been selected by Bell Helicopter to work on the Bell V-280 Valor helicopter, which is competing for the US Army's Joint Multi-Role Demonstrator (JMR-TD) programme...

UK MOD awards CSIIS research contract to QinetiQ
11 February 2014 QinetiQ has secured a contract to provide research in command control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) secure information infrastructure...

US soldiers and airmen conduct joint HI-RAIN live-fire exercise
10 February 2014 US soldiers and airmen have conducted a joint live-fire M142 high-mobility artillery rocket systems rapid infiltration (HI-RAIN) exercise at Schoonover in California,...

Raytheon to support DARPA's Plan X cyberwarfare programme
10 February 2014 Raytheon has been awarded a contract to work on the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Plan X...

Micronet to develop new computer-based missile defence testing system
10 February 2014 Enertec Systems 2001 has been awarded a contract for the development and supply of a mission critical system for testing a range of missile defence systems to an undisclosed...

Ukrspetsexport delivers first Oplot-M tanks batch to Royal Thai Army
07 February 2014 Ukrainian state-run arms exporter Ukrspetsexport has handed over the initial batch of five Oplot-M main battle tanks (MBT) under contract to the Royal Thai Army...

Lockheed receives UK AH Mk-1 Apache M-TADS/PNVS system support contract
07 February 2014 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to maintain and support the modernised target acquisition designation sight / pilot night vision sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system installed on the UK...

DARPA plans early transition of AVM portfolio to defence industrial base
07 February 2014 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning to accelerate transition of its adaptive vehicle make (AVM) portfolio to the defence industrial base ahead of original...

Elbit receives Israeli ground simulators operations and maintenance contract
06 February 2014 Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract to operate and maintain its ground simulators currently used by the Israeli Ground...

US Army orders maritime VSAT satellite systems from TCS
06 February 2014 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has received a contract to supply maritime-stabilised very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite systems along with associated engineering services to the US...

Saab, Ashok Leyland join forces for Indian Army's SRSAM programme
06 February 2014 Saab has partnered with India-based transport specialist Ashok Leyland to compete for the Indian Army's short range surface to air missile (SRSAM) air defence...

GDLS to upgrade additional US Army Abrams to M1A2 SEP V2 configuration
05 February 2014 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has been awarded a contract for upgrade of the US Army's M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) to the M1A2 systems enhancement package (SEP) V2...

MDA orders medium-range ballistic missile target vehicles from L-3 Coleman
05 February 2014 L-3 Communications' Coleman Aerospace business has secured a contract to provide medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target vehicles to the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for use in...

ADF receives additional digital video exploitation systems
05 February 2014 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken delivery of seven next-generation digital video exploitation (D-VEX) systems from General Dynamics (GD)...

Discovery Air to supply airborne training services to German Armed Forces
04 February 2014 Discovery Air's wholly-owned subsidiary, Discovery Air Defence Services, has been awarded a contract to provide airborne training services to the German Armed...

GMLRS alternative warhead completes second production qualification flight test
04 February 2014 Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the second production qualification test (PQT) of its new guided multiple launch rocket system (GMLRS) alternative warhead at White Sands Missile Range...

DTRA awards counter weapons of mass destruction contract to Alion
04 February 2014 Alion Science and Technology has been selected to compete for work in the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) counter weapons of mass destruction (CWMD)...

UK and France agree to further strengthen defence co-operation
03 February 2014 The UK and France have signed agreements to further strengthen defence co-operation after a summit at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire,...

Lockheed, US Army complete AMAS' capabilities advancement demonstration
03 February 2014 Lockheed Martin and the US Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) have successfully demonstrated the ability of fully autonomous convoys to operate in...

US Army to equip Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters with Exelis ARC-201D radios
03 February 2014 Exelis has secured a contract to supply its ARC-201D Single channel ground and airborne radio system (SINCGARS) to the US...

January 2014

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Thales to define France's future network-centric operations architecture
31 January 2014 Thales has received a strategic study contract from the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to define the overall system architecture for future network-centric operations by the national...

Rheinmetall to supply Vario-Ray laser light modules to UK infantry forces
31 January 2014 Rheinmetall Defence has been awarded a framework contract for supply of its Vario-Ray laser light modules (LLM) to the UK Ministry of Defence...

Lockheed completes WCSP's preliminary design review
31 January 2014 Lockheed Martin UK has successfully completed preliminary design review (PDR) in the Warrior capability sustainment programme (WCSP), marking a significant milestone in the upgrade of the UK...

Iraq requests US for Apache lease support
30 January 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) for support of AH-64 Apache attack helicopter lease and associated equipment to...

Canadian Army engages Picatinny Arsenal for C3 howitzer upgrade
30 January 2014 The Royal Canadian Army has partnered with Picatinny Arsenal's Program Executive Office Ammunition (PEO Ammo) engineers for upgrade of its World War II-era C3 howitzer...

UK MoD awards Apache integrated operational support to AgustaWestland
30 January 2014 AgustaWestland has received a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide comprehensive support and maintenance services for the national army's Apache AH Mk.1 attack helicopter...

Canadian, Polish armies conduct Exercise Rafale Blanche 2014
29 January 2014 The Canadian and Polish armies are conducting Exercise Rafale Blanche 2014, to train for winter weather combat operations in the Chaudiere-Appalaches region of Quebec,...

India to conduct new trials of indigenous 155mm Bofors howitzer
29 January 2014 The Indian Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) is planning to conduct new trials of the domestically manufactured 155mm Bofors howitzer in February or March...

Saab to supply wide area multilateration system to US Army
29 January 2014 Saab has been selected for supply of a wide area multilateration (WAM) system to the US Army for installation at the Joint Base Lewis–McChord (JBLM), Fort Lewis in Washington,...

Breeze-Eastern to supply advanced rescue hoists for US Army Black Hawks
28 January 2014 Breeze-Eastern has been awarded a contract for supply of its BL-29900-30-1 high-performance rescue hoists to the US...

UK soldiers prepares for Afghan operations with Exercise Pashtun Warrior
28 January 2014 The UK Army personnel from the D Company of 5th Battalion The Rifles participated in Exercise Pashtun Warrior to prepare for future operations at the Salisbury Plain training area in...

Iraq seeks AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from US
28 January 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AH-64E Apache Longbow attack helicopters and associated equipment to...

University of Coimbra develops new demining robot
27 January 2014 The University of Coimbra's (UC) Institute of Systems and Robotics researchers are developing a new robotic platform for life-threatening humanitarian demining...

Iraq requests AGM-114K/R Hellfire missiles sale from US
27 January 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AGM-114K/R Hellfire missiles and associated equipment to...

Canadian Army to evaluate NovAtel's GAJT-700ML GPS anti-jam antenna
27 January 2014 NovAtel's GAJT-700ML antenna has been selected by the Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for testing on Canadian Army armoured vehicles as part of the department’s Build in...

UK MoD announces last set of armed forces redundancies
24 January 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has set out the size and scope of the fourth and final set of armed forces redundancies, moving a step closer towards restructuring the...

US Army plans network baseline assessment for NIE 15.1 exercise
24 January 2014 The US Army is planning to assess the performance of its tactical network baseline to set conditions for future network development and refine focus areas for industry innovation, during...

Libya requests general purpose force training from US
24 January 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) for general purpose force training and associated equipment to...

Taiwan to lift AH-64E Apache grounding next month
23 January 2014 Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence (MND) is planning to lift the grounding of its 12 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters next month, an undisclosed Taiwan's military source has...

Thales selects Steyr SL40 grenade launcher for ADF's EF88 rifle
23 January 2014 Steyr Mannlicher's SL40 grenade launcher has been selected by Thales Australia as preferred choice for its new EF88 assault rifle currently under development for the Australian Defence Force...

Honeywell and US Army team-up for Rock Island Arsenal improvement project
23 January 2014 Honeywell has partnered with the US Army to carrry out a $61m infrastructure modernisation project at the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing Technology Center (RIA-JMTC), located in Illinois,...

Finnish MoD orders multispectral camouflage systems from Fibrotex
22 January 2014 The Finnish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a long-term contract to Fibrotex Technologies to manufacture and supply thousands of advanced multispectral camouflage systems to the...

US Congress agrees to fund additional UH-72A Lakotas procurement
22 January 2014 The US Congress has agreed to fund the military's acquisition of additional 20 UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters (LUH) from Airbus...

Harris to supply additional Falcon III wideband tactical radios to USSOCOM
22 January 2014 Harris has been awarded a series of contracts for supply of additional Falcon III manpack and handheld tactical radios to the US Special Operations Command...

India test launches Agni-IV nuclear missile
21 January 2014 India has successfully test-launched the 4000km-range nuclear capable ballistic missile, Agni-IV, from the Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha,...

Singapore and New Zealand armies conduct exercise Thunder Warrior 2014
21 January 2014 The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is conducting a joint artillery exercise, code-named Thunder Warrior 2014, along with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) at the Waiouru Training Area in New...

Sweden investigates Norway's withdrawal impact on Archer project
21 January 2014 The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and the Armed Forces are conducting a joint analysis of the impact of Norway's withdrawal from the FH77 L52 Archer artillery system...

Selex ES introduces latest KRONOS versions at Bahrain International Airshow
20 January 2014 Selex ES has introduced latest versions of its KRONOS multi-function radar at the recently concluded 2014 Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) in Bahrain, following successful completion of...

KMW orders electro-mechanical stabilisation systems from Jenoptik
20 January 2014 Jenoptik has been awarded a contract to supply electro-mechanical turret and weapon stabilisation systems for the Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) and Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH...

Visiona selects AGI's STK software for Brazilian SGDC system
20 January 2014 Visiona Technology Espacial has selected Analytical Graphics' (AGI) Systems Tool Kit (STK) software for Brazil's defence and strategic communications geostationary satellite (SGDC)...

Finland to buy Leopard 2A6 tanks from Netherlands
17 January 2014 The Finnish Ministry of Defence (MoD) will acquire second-hand Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks (MBTs) from the Netherlands, Dutch defence minister Jeanine Antoinette Hennis-Plasschaert has...

DARPA awards Insight programme phase two contract to BAE
17 January 2014 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to work on phase two of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Insight...

Sagem to supply additional Sperwer tactical drones to French Army
17 January 2014 Sagem has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional Sperwer tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (TUAV) systems to the French defence procurement agency...

Spanish Army receives two EC135 helicopters
16 January 2014 The Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET) has taken delivery of two EC135 multi-role helicopters from Airbus Helicopters at its facility in...

Thales to provide advanced air defence system to Indonesia
16 January 2014 Thales UK has been awarded a contract by the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for integrated advanced air defence system,...

BAE to supply third-generation common missile warning systems to US Army
16 January 2014 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract for delivery of the third-generation common missile warning system (CMWS) to the US...

DLA orders additional advanced combat helmets from Revision
15 January 2014 Revision Military has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional advanced combat helmets (ACH) to the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) troop...

Harris to supply Falcon Multiband Tactical Radios to NATO nations
15 January 2014 Harris has been awarded a contract to deliver multiband manpack and handheld radios to NATO nation for use by armed...

US Army demonstrates Longbow missile's littoral attack capability
15 January 2014 The US Army has successfully demonstrated the AGM-114L Longbow missile's ability to counter littoral threats, during testing near Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida,...

US Army selects ATK’s Blackhawk Serpa tactical holster system
14 January 2014 The US Army has selected ATK’s Blackhawk Serpa tactical holster system in support of its improved modular tactical holster...

Plextek develops advanced optical navigation solution for soldiers
14 January 2014 Plextek Consulting has developed a battery-powered, video-based tracking technique to help soldiers track their movements within a GPS-denied...

Irish Defence Forces to equip Piranha fleet with Protector M151 RWS
14 January 2014 Kongsberg has been awarded a contract for supply of its Protector M151 remote weapon stations (RWS) to the Irish Defence...

TerraGo to supply GeoPDF technology to US Army
13 January 2014 TerraGo has been selected to supply software for the US Army's distributed common ground system (DCGS-A)...

US Army soldiers test mission command strategies during Exercise Warpath 2013
13 January 2014 The US Army soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team (1/25 SBCT), 25th Infantry Division, participated in the 2013 Warpath exercise in South Korea, to evaluate their mission command...

DARPA develops new technology to break language barriers
13 January 2014 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) scientists are developing advanced language processing technologies with improved speed and accuracy to offer analysts an advantage in...

PEO Soldier contracts Revision for IHPS SPS programme
10 January 2014 Revision Military has been awarded a contract to support the Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier's integrated head protection system (IHPS) soldier protective system (SPS)...

Philippine Army plans M113 vehicle purchase
10 January 2014 The Philippine Army is planning to purchase up to 14 M113 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to help enhance its fire support capabilities in 2015, the service's spokesperson captain Anthony...

US Army orders inflatable satellite antennas from GATR
10 January 2014 GATR Technologies has received a contract from the US Army Project Manager, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T), Product Manager Satellite Communications (PdM SATCOM),...

Flux Power to supply lithium storage packs for HDT's military solar power system
09 January 2014 Flux Power has signed an agreement with HDT Global to supply portable lithium-ion storage packs for the latter's renewable solar energy system, designed to power electronics at the military...

US Army looks to converge network operations tools
09 January 2014 The US Army is looking to enhance operational flexibility of its S6 officers by integrating and converging different network operations (NetOps), tools used for management of the...

Oshkosh submits proposal for Canadian MSVS SMP project
09 January 2014 Oshkosh Defense Canada has submitted a response to the Canadian Department of National Defence's (DND) request for proposal (RFP) for the medium-support vehicle system (MSVS) standard...

MTSI and Guardtime launch new defence-grade turnkey threat intelligence appliance
08 January 2014 Modern Technology Solutions (MTSI) and Gardtime have introduced a new keyless signature infrastructure (KSI) appliance component for next-generation enterprise integrity protection and...

Indian Army test launches Prithvi II nuclear capable missile
08 January 2014 The Indian Army has successfully test fired the Prithvi II nuclear capable missile from launch complex III of the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the Odisha coast,...

Poland orders transportable ground control approach radar systems from Exelis
08 January 2014 Exelis has been awarded a contract for delivery of mobile ground control approach radar (GCA) systems to the Polish Armed...

Northrop and Trex partner to integrate celestial navigation in soldier targeting systems
07 January 2014 Northrop Grumman has signed a licensing agreement with Trex Enterprises to integrate the celestial navigation technology into the precision targeting systems provided to the US military and...

Indian MoD likely to cancel light-utility helicopters contract
07 January 2014 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is likely to cancel the national army's light-utility helicopters (LUH) procurement contract following allegations of...

Sikorsky completes maiden test flight of upgraded S-61T helicopter
07 January 2014 Sikorsky Aircraft has successfully completed its maiden test flight of the upgraded S-61T Sea King helicopter, featuring an integrated glass cockpit and enhanced performance capabilities, at...

US Army conducts live-fire drill using Stryker M1135 NBCRVs
06 January 2014 The US Army's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team (1ABCT) personnel have conducted a live-fire exercise using the Stryker M1135 nuclear, biological and chemical reconnaissance vehicles (NBCRVs) at...

China plans to establish first joint military command system
06 January 2014 The Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China is planning to establish a joint operational command for a more coordinated and combat-capable force to efficiently respond to...

Israel test launches Arrow 3 ballistic missile
06 January 2014 The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) has conducted a successful flight test of the Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system at an Israeli test range over the Mediterranean...

Motorola to supply next generation smartphones to IDF
03 January 2014 Motorola Solutions has signed a contract with the Israel Ministry of Defence (IMOD) for supply of its next-generation smartphone to the Israel Defense Forces...

Nepalese Army orders Mi-17V-5 helicopters from Rosoboronexport
03 January 2014 Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport has received a contract for supply of Mil Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters to the Nepalese...

US hands over second Apache batch to Taiwanese Army
03 January 2014 The Taiwanese Armed Forces have taken delivery of the second batch of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from the...

WFEL to provide bridging systems to Swiss Armed Forces
02 January 2014 WFEL has been awarded a contract to deliver a further tranche of latest generation dry support bridge (DSB) to the Swiss armed...

Australian DoD orders additional Falcon tactical radios from Harris
02 January 2014 The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has awarded Harris a follow-on contract for supply of additional multiband handheld and high-frequency manpack tactical radios to the national...

Saudi Arabia to provide $3bn military grant to Lebanese Army
02 January 2014 Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has reportedly pledged to give a $3bn grant to the Lebanese army to boost its warfighting capabilities, marking the largest aid offered...

December 2013

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Meggitt to support Australian DoD HNA/ELF Phase 3 project
24 December 2013 Meggitt Training Systems has secured a contract from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to support its Hardened & Networked Army (HNA) and Enhanced Land Force (ELF) Phase 3...

US Army completes biofuel powered Black Hawk Helicopter trial
24 December 2013 The US Army has successfully flown its Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter powered by a 50-50 blend of Gevo's ATJ-8 (Alcohol-to-Jet),, marking the first ever Army Aircraft flights using...

Kongsberg wins Australian Defence Force contract
24 December 2013 Kongsberg has been awarded a new contract from the Australian Defence Force to upgrade PROTECTOR M151 Remote Weapon Stations, which have been delivered to Australia from...

Canada to cancel $2bn armoured vehicles order
23 December 2013 The Canadian government is reportedly planning to cancel a $2bn programme to purchase new armoured vehicles for the...

KAI secures $1.6bn Surion helicopter contract
23 December 2013 Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has secured a $1.6bn contract from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to deliver about 60 KUH Surion helicopters by...

Exelis wins transportable radar delivery contract from Estonia
23 December 2013 Exelis has won a contract from Estonia to supply transportable, precision ground control approach radars to the Estonian Armed...

Sweden orders additional BvS10 all-terrain vehicles
20 December 2013 BAE Systems has received a contract from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for supply of an additional BvS10 armoured all-terrain vehicles to the Swedish Armed...

BAE introduces new SWaP Multi-INT system
20 December 2013 BAE Systems has developed a new small size, weight, and power (SWaP) Multi-INT system, to help allied forces in rapid real time detection and tracking of adversaries'...

IDE and Saab team up to support the Hellenic Army's ARTHUR systems
20 December 2013 Intracom Defense Electronics (IDE) has signed an exclusive frame agreement with Saab to support the Hellenic Army's artillery hunting radar (ARTHUR) weapon locating systems...

MDA contracts Raytheon for 12th AN/TPY-2 radar production
19 December 2013 Raytheon has been awarded a contract to start production of an additional army navy/transportable radar surveillance-2 (AN/TPY-2) ballistic missile defence...

Arotech to supply MILO range simulators to Saudi Arabian military
19 December 2013 Arotech's Training and Simulation Division has secured a contract for supply of its MILO range force options simulators to the Saudi Arabian Defense...

Russia to field new intercontinental ballistic missile by 2020
19 December 2013 The Russian Strategic Missile Force (SMF) will field a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by 2020, its commander lieutenant general Sergei Karakaev has...

XTAR to continue X-band satellite connectivity provision for US Army's AISR missions
18 December 2013 L-3 Communication Systems-West has awarded a contract modification to XTAR to continue provision of X-band satellite connectivity in support of the US Army's manned airborne...

Z Microsystems to supply displays for US Army's ground combat vehicles
18 December 2013 Z Microsystems has been awarded a contract to supply rugged military displays in support of the US Army's ongoing ground combat vehicle (GCV) infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) development...

DRDO develops 16t capacity heavy drop system for Indian Army
18 December 2013 The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a 16t capacity heavy drop system (HDS) to enhance the national army's ability to airdrop military stores,...

Army-technology.com launches major industry survey
17 December 2013 Army-technology.com would like to invite you to take part in our latest industry confidence tracking survey, examining industry sentiment surrounding the latest economic and consumer...

Thales secures Brazilian SGDC satellite system contract
17 December 2013 Thales Alenia Space (TAS) has secured a contract to support Brazil's geostationary defence and strategic communications satellite (SGDC)...

DEW to supply additional mobile workspaces to Canadian Armed Forces
17 December 2013 DEW Engineering and Development ULC has been awarded a contract amendment to supply mobile workspaces under the Canadian Department of National Defence's (DND) medium support vehicle system...

MBDA to continue support for MCM-ITP research and technology programme
17 December 2013 MBDA has received a contract to launch a new tranche of research and technology (R&T) under the Anglo-French materials and components for missiles-innovation and technology partnership...

Swiss Army orders additional Protector systems from Kongsberg
16 December 2013 Kongsberg has been awarded a contract to supply additional Protector remote weapon stations (RWS) to the Swiss...

Saab to deliver Carl-Gustaf components to undisclosed customer
16 December 2013 Defence and security firm Saab has received a contract for the delivery of components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system to an undisclosed...

Lockheed Martin completes JLTV manufacturing readiness
16 December 2013 Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the manufacturing readiness assessment (MRA) of its joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) for the US military, paving the way for vehicle production at...

Alion wins US Army contract to assess new technologies and bolster soldier readiness
13 December 2013 Alion Science and Technology has received a task order to support the US Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) in meeting warfighters’ vital operational energy...

Raytheon Patriot defence system demonstrates field readiness
13 December 2013 Raytheon has completed the demonstration of its Patriot Air and Missile Defense System by test firing nine Patriot missiles engaging inbound and outbound unmanned air breathing targets during...

US Army successfully tests vehicle-mounted high energy laser
13 December 2013 The US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has successfully tested the vehicle mounted High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) at its High Energy...

Comtech to support US Army Satellite Communications programme
12 December 2013 Comtech Telecommunications’ California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, has received a contract to deliver Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) in support of the US Army...

General Dynamics, Colt Canada working on Android-networked rifle
12 December 2013 General Dynamics Canada and Colt Canada are jointly working on Android-networked Colt's Sniper (Soldier) Weapon & Observer Reconnaissance Devices (SWORD) system, which would be offered as...

Battle-injured UK soldier receives mind-controlled robot arm
12 December 2013 A UK soldier, who had his right arm smacked off by a rocket-propelled grenade during a war in Afghanistan three years ago, is now the very first British individual to receive a...

Raytheon Excalibur completes final compatibility testing phase
11 December 2013 Raytheon has completed the final phase of compatibility testing of precision-guided Excalibur projectiles with the German-made PzH2000 self-propelled howitzer in collaboration with the US...

Pepco to implement energy conservation measures for US Army soldier centre
11 December 2013 Pepco Energy Services has been awarded task orders to carry out a comprehensive energy savings performance contract (ESPC) at the US Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in...

Rheinmetall delivers 40 new trucks to New Zealand Defence Force
11 December 2013 Rheinmetall-MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) has delivered 40 new medium-heavy operational vehicles to the New Zealand Defence Force...

EADS to cut 5,800 jobs amid shrinking European military budgets
10 December 2013 Airbus’s parent firm European Aeronautic Defense and Space (EADS) is planning to axe 5,800 employees from its corporate, space and defence entities over the next three years in response...

US Army engineers explore improved armour-plate alloys to boost soldier safety
10 December 2013 Engineers at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are currently carrying out research on improved alloys for armour-plates, which would be used on the military's ground systems to boost...

Leidos wins US Army intelligence and security command contract
10 December 2013 Leidos has been awarded task orders to offer intelligence analysis support for the US Army Intelligence and Security Command...

French DGA orders initial MMP missiles from MBDA
09 December 2013 MBDA has received a contract from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for production and delivery of Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) medium-range missile to the French...

Saudi Arabia requests TOW missiles sale from US
09 December 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of two potential foreign military sales (FMS) of tube-launched, optically tracked wire-guided (TOW) missiles to Saudi...

Jamaica Defence Force to receive 12 Bushmaster vehicles
09 December 2013 The Jamaica Defence Force has awarded a contract to Thales Australia to deliver 12 Bushmaster...

GDLS to support US Army Strykers upgrade programme
06 December 2013 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has been awarded a contract to conduct research-and-development in support of the US Army's Stryker engineering change proposal (ECP) upgrade...

Boeing orders Rockwell Collins EP-8000 image generators for Apache LCTs
06 December 2013 Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract for supply of image generator systems for use in Boeing's Apache longbow crew trainers...

QinetiQ to supply Q-Net RPG defeat system for US Army M-ATVs
06 December 2013 QinetiQ North America (QNA) has been awarded a contract for supply of its Q-Net rocket propelled grenade (RPG) defeat system for installation onboard the US Army's mine-resistant...

French Army commissions Thales' commander training system
05 December 2013 The French Army has inducted Thales-built new-generation commander training system into its service during a ceremony at Mailly-le-Camp in...

South Korea requests CH-47D helicopters sale from US
05 December 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of CH-47D Chinook helicopters and associated equipment to the Republic of...

Leidos wins US Army's EM2P support contract
05 December 2013 Leidos has been awarded task orders to provide engineering, design and fielding support for the US Army's Emergency Management Modernisation Program...

Time Investments, Reboot launch UK's first ex-military entrepreneur-focused venture capital trust
03 December 2013 Time Investments and Reboot Ventures have launched a new venture capital trust (VCT) in the UK to exclusively invest in successful and dynamic businesses run by commercially proven...

Nova selects Havok's simulation framework for US Army's CFFT III programme
03 December 2013 Nova Technologies has employed Havok's simulation framework as the core image generation technology for the US Army's under development call for fire trainer (CFFT) III...

Indian Strategic Force Command conducts Prithvi-II missile test launch
03 December 2013 The Indian Army's Strategic Force Command (SFC) has successfully test launched the Prithvi II nuclear capable missile from launch complex III of the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur,...

Harris AN/PRC-117G radio demonstrates compatibility with MUOS satellite
02 December 2013 Harris's Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack radio successfully demonstrated third-generation wireless compatibility with the new mobile user objective system (MUOS) satellite constellation, during...

Ricardo partners Morgan and Ultra to upgrade UK's Mastiff vehicles
02 December 2013 Ricardo has joined forces with Morgan Advanced Materials and Ultra Electronics to bid for continued support and modernisation of the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Mastiff family of...

Russia mulls training ranges for all military districts
02 December 2013 Russia is planning to construct training ranges at its four military districts, to facilitate hosting of large-scale exercises involving all branches of its armed forces, First Deputy...

US Army starts survivability testing of ultra light vehicles
02 December 2013 The US Army has started survivability testing of the first two of the three ultra light vehicles (ULVs) in Nevada and Maryland, US, in an effort to validate their blast and ballistic...

Indian DRDO plans first Prithvi Defence Vehicle launch next month
02 December 2013 The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is considering the first test launch of the newly-developed interceptor missile from a defence base off the Odisha coast in...

Russia starts new early missile warning radar site construction in Arctic
02 December 2013 Russia has started the construction of a new advanced early missile warning radar site in the country's northern region, Aerospace Defense Forces commander major general Alexander Golovko...

November 2013

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Northrop's IBCS system completes US Army demonstration
28 November 2013 Northrop Grumman's integrated air and missile defence (IAMD) battle command system (IBCS) has participated in the US Army's demonstration to provide a soldier-focused, net-centric battle...

Nato starts Cyber Coalition 2013 exercise
28 November 2013 Nato has started a three-day cyber defence exercise in Estonia, in an effort to validate the alliance's readiness to respond to large scale cyber attacks targeting information infra-structures...

Rheinmetall seeks local participation for Australia's LAND 121 3B defence project
28 November 2013 Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA) is seeking participation from the Australian industry in the Australian Defence Forces' (ADF) LAND 121 3B defence...

US Department of Defense unveils Arctic strategy
27 November 2013 The US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has unveiled the Department of Defense's (DoD) new Arctic strategy during the recently concluded Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova...

Pakistan military inducts new locally-made unmanned vehicles
27 November 2013 The Pakistan Ministry of Defence (MoD) has successfully commissioned two indigenously-developed strategic unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), known as Burraq and Shahpar systems, into its armed...

Poland to acquire additional Leopard 2 tanks from Germany
27 November 2013 The Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an agreement for the acquisition of additional Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) and related military...

French Army's NH90 TTH helicopter conducts initial naval trials
26 November 2013 The French Army Aviation's (ALAT) NH90 tactical transport helicopter (TTH) has successfully conducted its initial naval trials onboard the second Mistral Class amphibious warfare ship, BPC...

VDC to supply display units for US Army common driver trainers
26 November 2013 Video Display Corporation (VDC) has received a contract from Raydon to supply the video display units (VDU) for use in the US Army's common driver trainer (CDT)...

Watervliet Arsenal wins US Army Paladin carrier assemblies production contract
26 November 2013 The US Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) has awarded a contract to the Watervliet Arsenal for production and delivery of 155mm cannon carrier...

DRS to supply on-board vehicle power system for US Army testing
25 November 2013 DRS Technologies' on-board vehicle power (OBVP) system has been selected by the US Army for inclusion in the critical field testing for network...

Trust Automation to supply additional motion control systems for AN/TPQ-53 radars
25 November 2013 Trust Automation has received a contract from Lockheed Martin for the supply of additional vehicle automation systems for the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) counterfire target acquisition radar...

Godrej completes delivery of first BrahMos missile air frames batch
25 November 2013 BrahMos Aerospace has taken delivery of the first batch of BrahMos missile airframe assemblies from Godrej Aerospace, a business unit of Godrej&...

LTAS to supply sustainment equipment for US Army's BiB systems
22 November 2013 World Surveillance Group's wholly owned subsidiary, Lighter Than Air Systems (LTAS) has secured a contract for supply of sustainment equipment for the US Army's Blimp in a Box (BiB) aerostat systems....

Cassidian wins German Armed Forces' IFF system upgrade contract
22 November 2013 Cassidian has been awarded a contract to upgrade the German Armed Forces' identification friend-or-foe (IFF) systems to Nato's new Mode 5...

US DoD awards soldier radio waveform upgrade contract to Harris
22 November 2013 Harris has received a contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to modernise the capabilities of the national military's soldier radio waveform...

Raytheon conducts PAC-3 missile test launch
21 November 2013 Raytheon has successfully conducted test firing of two patriot advanced capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico,...

Russian Helicopters delivers additional Mi-171Es to China
21 November 2013 Oboronprom subsidiary Russian Helicopters has handed over an additional batch of Mil Mi-17E multi-role military transport helicopters under contract to Poly...

L-3 wins US Army's Gemini Transmission programme contract
21 November 2013 L-3 Communications has been awarded a contract to design and develop a next-generation transmission system for the US Army's ground combat...

GDC4S receives new WIN-T Increment 3 contract from US Army
20 November 2013 The US Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) to continue the engineering and development work for the warfighter information network-tactical (WIN-T) Increment 3...

MBDA nears delivery of first multi-purpose combat vehicle
20 November 2013 MBDA has successfully completed the integration and factory acceptance testing of the first multi-purpose combat vehicle (MPCV) designed to operate the Mistral surface to air missile, marking...

Denel plans to roll out first SANDF's Badger vehicle in 2015
20 November 2013 Denel Land Systems (DLS) is planning to roll out the first Badger infantry combat vehicle (ICV) intended for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in October...

Indian Army test launches Brahmos block III variant
19 November 2013 The Indian Army has successfully test launched an advanced variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan,...

JJV wins Javelin missile supply contract
19 November 2013 Joint Javelin Venture (JJV) has been awarded a contract for production and delivery of Block I Javelin missile rounds and command launch units (CLUs) to the US and international...

Canadian DND issues RFP for satellite communications equipment
19 November 2013 The Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has issued request for proposals (RFP) to companies for supply of mobile satellite communication terminals for the national army...

AN/PRC-155 radios connect with MUOS satellites from Alaska, Arctic Circle
18 November 2013 General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S)-built AN/PRC-155 two-channel manpack radios have successfully communicated from Alaska and the Arctic Circle, using the mobile user objective system...

Almaz-Antey develops new Tor-2 air defence system variant
18 November 2013 Almaz-Antey has manufactured an advanced variant of the Tor-M2 short-range surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile system, the company’s research and development head Sergei Druzin has...

Denel and Patria partner to assemble Badger vehicles for South Africa
18 November 2013 Denel Land Systems has signed an agreement with Patria for serial production and delivery of the Patria AMV 8x8 armoured wheeled vehicles to the South African National Defence Force...

US Army orders context independent anomaly detection system from Hilbert
15 November 2013 Hilbert Technology has received a follow-on contract from the US Army for supply of a robust and scalable context independent anomaly detection (CIAD)...

BAE names local partners for Canadian close combat vehicle programme
15 November 2013 BAE Systems has named the local strategic partners for the Canadian Department of National Defence's (DND) multi-billion dollar close combat vehicle (CCV) programme during a planning session...

UK MoD awards Lynx contract extension to Vector Aerospace
15 November 2013 Vector Aerospace UK has received an extension to the Lynx Aircraft and Component Servicing, Repair and Overhaul contract from the UK Ministry of Defence...

Northrop wins JTAGS pre-planned product improvement contract
14 November 2013 The US Army has awarded a pre-planned product improvement (P3I) contract to Northrop Grumman for the joint tactical ground station...

Rheinmetall to supply tracked armoured vehicles to Indonesian Army
14 November 2013 Rheinmetall Group has received a contract from the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for supply of tracked armoured vehicles, logistical support and ammunition to the national...

CACI to continue support for US DoD's Joint Expeditionary Team
14 November 2013 CACI International has been awarded a prime contract to continue support for the US Department of Defense's (DoD) Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization's (JIEDDO)...

US Army orders Adacel simulators for ACS programme
13 November 2013 Adacel has been awarded a contract to supply simulators for the US Army's Air Traffic Control Common Simulator (ACS)...

Prioria to supply Maveric UAS to US Army Rapid Equipping Force
13 November 2013 Prioria Robotics has been awarded a series of contracts for delivery of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the US Army Rapid Equipping Force...

ATK to continue small-calibre ammunition production for US Army
13 November 2013 Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has received a contract from the US Army to continue production of small-calibre rifle ammunition at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP), which is located...

TSi wins US Army Cospas-Sarsat system's maintenance contract
12 November 2013 Techno-Sciences has been awarded a contract from to provide software integration and maintenance support for the US Army's Cospas-Sarsat...

GD completes preliminary design review of US Army's ground combat vehicle
12 November 2013 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has successfully completed a preliminary design review (PDR) of its ground combat vehicle (GCV) infantry fighting vehicle (IFV)...

UK Army conducts Exercise Fondouk Lancer 13 on Salisbury Plain
12 November 2013 The UK Army soldiers from the Queen's Royal Lancers (QRL) participated in the Exercise Fondouk Lancer 13, to test their ability to conduct both mounted and dismounted reconnaissance...

Thailand's DTI and Ricardo to continue work on Black Widow Spider vehicle
11 November 2013 Thailands' Defence Technology Institute (DTI) has collaborated with Ricardo to continue the development of the Black Widow Spider 8x8 armoured vehicle programme for the Royal Thai...

UK MoD to receive new land and maritime satcom terminals from Astrium
11 November 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) will receive new land and maritime X-band satcom terminals from Astrium, designed to enable secure communications during overseas combat...

US Army awards Bradley drive system Phase II SBIR contract to Loc
11 November 2013 The US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has awarded a Phase II small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to Loc Performance Products, to...

Russia to stand up two additional Yars regiment by year end
08 November 2013 The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to equip additional two strategic missile forces (SMF) regiments with Yars mobile ballistic missile systems by the end of 2013, the...

CACI bags DISA multinational information sharing programme support contract
08 November 2013 CACI International has been awarded a contract to provide support services for the US Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) multinational information sharing (MNIS) programme...

Indian Army conducts new Agni-I user trial
08 November 2013 The Indian Army's strategic forces command (SFC) has successfully carried out a new user trial of the nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile from the launch complex-IV of the integrated...

ARDEC contracts Alion for weapons systems engineering assessment and analysis
07 November 2013 Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a contract to perform engineering assessments and research and analysis on the US Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center's...

MEADS completes successful dual target intercept
07 November 2013 The medium extended air defence system (MEADS) has demonstrated its 360° air and missile defence (AMD) capabilities through simultaneous destruction of two targets attacking from...

Taiwanese Army receives first Apache helicopter batch from US
07 November 2013 The Taiwanese Armed Forces have taken delivery of the first batch of six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from the US, the country's defence minister Yen Ming has...

UK Army soldiers to continue training at BATUS
06 November 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to continue troop training for the foreseeable future at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS), which is located at the Canadian Forces...

Saint-Gobain delivers sapphire armour for US military's M142 launcher
06 November 2013 Saint-Gobain Crystals has delivered the 100th set of sapphire-engineered armour for the US Army and Marine Corps' M142 high mobility artillery rocket launcher (HIMARS)...

Rockwell Collins to develop DVEPS solution for US Army helicopters
06 November 2013 Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract for development of a degraded visual environment pilotage system (DVEPS) for installation onboard the US Army's Special Operations Aviation...

Mercury to supply OpenVPX-based radar subsystems for Patriot missile
05 November 2013 Mercury Systems has received a contract from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) for delivery of additional OpenVPX-based radar subsystems for installation on the Patriot air and...

US Army orders Transhield protective covers for MRAP vehicles
05 November 2013 Transhield has been awarded a contract for supply of protective covers for the US Army's mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles...

Columbia Helicopters supports Australian Chinook retrograde from Afghanistan
05 November 2013 Columbia Helicopters is assisting the Australian Army in retrograde of its two CH-47D Chinook multi-mission helicopters from...

IPERC to design energy microgrid for US DoD
04 November 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has selected intelligent microgrid control solutions provider IPERC to design and commission a 5.3MW energy microgrid at Camp Smith,...

SwRI to develop facial skin regeneration technology
04 November 2013 Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) scientists are developing new technologies to treat facial injuries as part of the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine II (AFIRM II)...

US Army Reserve orders Cubic EST 3000 system
04 November 2013 Cubic Defense Systems has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Engagement Skills Trainer (EST 3000) virtual training system to US Army...

BAE secures Paladin integrated management LRIP contract
01 November 2013 The US Army has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to start low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the M109A6 Paladin integrated management (PIM)...

US Army awards Apache life cycle contractor support contract to Longbow
01 November 2013 Longbow has been awarded a contract for the provision of life cycle contractor support (LCCS) for Longbow hardware on the US Army's AH-64D and AH-64E attack...

Swedish Army receives Swallow and Raven Scout UAVs
01 November 2013 The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has handed over 12 new mini unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) systems to the national armed forces' ground...

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Tantus|OnPoint secures US Army CARDSS support contract
31 October 2013 Tantus Technologies and OnPoint Consulting joint venture Tantus|OnPoint has been awarded a contract to provide support services for the US Army's chief, army reserve decision support system...

Indian DRDO displays new Pragati tactical missile at ADEX 2013
31 October 2013 The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is displaying its newly developed Pragati tactical surface-to-surface missile at the ongoing 2013 Seoul International Aerospace...

Singapore requests GMLRS sale from US
31 October 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of guided multiple launch rocket systems (GMLRS) and associated equipment...

Raytheon delivers IFF transponders for South Korean Surion helicopters
30 October 2013 Raytheon has delivered the initial set of APX-119 identification friend-or-foe (IFF) transponders for installation onboard the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army's Surion light utility...

Polish Army orders additional Rosomak vehicles from WZM
30 October 2013 Wojskowe Zaklady Mechaniczne (WZM) has received a contract for delivery of additional Rosomak 8x8 multi-role military vehicles to the Polish...

Saab and BAE submit bid for Canadian Army's close combat vehicle programme
30 October 2013 Saab has partnered with BAE Systems to submit a competitive bid for the Canadian Department of National Defence's (DND) multi-billion dollar close combat vehicle (CCV)...

Romania starts European anti-missile defence facility construction
29 October 2013 Romania has started main construction work on the facility at Deveselu Air Base, which will host the controversial European land-based anti-missile defence (AMD)...

UK and Danish armies conduct Exercise Viking Star
29 October 2013 The UK Army Reservists from 7th Battalion The Rifles have participated in Exercise Viking Star with the Danish Army personnel in Denmark, to prepare for future...

Survey Copter to supply Tracker mini-UAS to Austrian Armed Forces
29 October 2013 Cassidian's wholly-owned subsidiary Survey Copter has been awarded a contract for delivery of Tracker mini unmanned air systems (UAS) to the Austrian Armed...

LGS secures US Army's communications and transmissions systems contract
28 October 2013 LGS Innovations has been selected as one of the prime contractors to compete for the US Army's multi-billion dollar communications and transmission systems (CTS) indefinite delivery /...

South Korea seeks Patriot anti-tactical missiles from US
28 October 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of Patriot anti-tactical missiles and associated equipment to South...

Raytheon demonstrates US Army CSP's target location accuracy sensor
28 October 2013 Raytheon has successfully demonstrated a high definition and target location accuracy sensor on the US Army's common sensor payload (CSP) airborne intelligence, surveillance and...

NGCI secures AN/VIC-5 system's first production delivery contract
25 October 2013 Northrop Grumman and Cobham joint venture, Northrop Grumman Cobham Intercoms (NGCI) has secured the first production delivery contract for its AN/VIC-5 enhanced vehicular communication...

Lockheed's GMLRS alternative warhead completes engineering development flight test
25 October 2013 Lockheed Martin has completed the third and final engineering development test flight of the new guided multiple launch rocket system (GMLRS) alternative warhead at White Sands Missile Range...

Lord to help Sikorsky in UH-60 Black Hawk zero-vibration technology demonstration
25 October 2013 Sikorsky has selected Lord to supply components for demonstration of the zero-vibration technology onboard the US Army's UH-60 Black Hawk multi-mission...

BAE test fires APKWS rocket from US Army's Apache helicopter
24 October 2013 BAE Systems has successfully test fired its advanced precision kill weapon system (APKWS) rocket from the US Army's AH-64D Apache helicopter as part of its efforts to obtain an...

TM&LS unveils Commando Select vehicle at AUSA 2013
24 October 2013 Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) has unveiled the newest vehicle in its Commando four-wheeled armoured vehicle line, at the just concluded 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition...

Raytheon receives Patriot upgrade contract from US Army
24 October 2013 Raytheon has been awarded a contract to continue the upgrade of the US Army's Patriot air and missile defence...

GD receives order from USSOCOM for V-22 internally transportable vehicles
23 October 2013 General Dynamics (GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a contract for delivery of non-developmental V-22 Osprey internally transportable vehicles (ITV) to the US Special...

US Army and Alcoa partner to develop single-piece Aluminium hull for combat vehicles
23 October 2013 The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has partnered with Alcoa to develop a single piece aluminium solution to help enhance safety against improvised explosive devices (IEDs)...

ATEC completes first HPW3000 engine's durability testing
23 October 2013 Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney's joint venture, the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) has successfully completed durability testing of the first HPW3000 engine, being offered as a solution...

MEADS's MFCR radar conducts first time TBM acquisition and tracking
22 October 2013 The medium extended air defence system's (MEADS) multifunction fire control radar (MFCR) has successfully completed first-time acquisition and tracking of a live Lance tactical ballistic...

Russia to start future soldier system mass purchase in 2014
22 October 2013 The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to start mass procurement of the locally manufactured future high-tech soldier system in 2014, the country's defence minister Sergei Shoigu...

US to hand over first AH-64E Apaches batch to Taiwan next month
22 October 2013 The US is set to hand over the first batch of six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to the Taiwanese Army early next month, an unnamed military source has...

GKN Aerospace and GE join Bell Helicopter's V-280 Valor team
21 October 2013 GKN Aerospace and GE Aviation have been selected by Bell Helicopter to work on the Bell V-280 Valor helicopter, which is competing for the US Army's joint multi-role (JMR) programme...

Raytheon completes Excalibur Ib projectile's qualification flight testing
21 October 2013 Raytheon has completed qualification flight tests of its Excalibur Increment b (Ib) precision-guided extended-range projectile at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona,...

Sikorsky delivers first HTAWS-equipped S70i helicopters to Colombian Army
21 October 2013 The Colombian Army (COLAR) has taken delivery of the first two helicopter terrain awareness and warning system (HTAWS)-equipped S-70i Black Hawk helicopters from Sikorsky, at the company's...

Liquidmetal delivers missile canards for Lockheed’s EAPS test flight
18 October 2013 US-based amorphous alloys developer Liquidmetal Technologies has supplied missile canards to Lockheed Martin, which are being fitted for a future test of its EAPS (extended area protection...

Ashok Leyland and L&T close to securing Indian Army's rocket launchers deal
18 October 2013 Automobile manufacturing firm Ashok Leyland, along with engineering firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T), are reportedly close to securing a contract from the Indian Army, to supply multi barrel...

KAI orders additional Elbit HMDs for South Korean Army's Surion helicopter
18 October 2013 Elbit Systems has secured a contract for supply of advanced helmet mounted display (HMD) systems for installation on the Republic of Korea Army's Surion light utility...

General Dynamics to test APS-equipped combat vehicle for Canadian army
17 October 2013 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), along with its Canadian subsidiary, is planning to conduct the live-fire testing of combat vehicle equipped with active protection system (APS) for...

Elbit Systems infuses new life into non-operational military vehicles
17 October 2013 Elbit Systems of America is upgrading surplus army vehicles at its Land Vehicle Center (LVC) in San Antonio, Texas,...

Lenco completes blast test for BEAR troop transport armoured vehicle
17 October 2013 Global manufacturer of armoured tactical vehicles Lenco Industries has successfully blast tested its new BEAR troop transport armored...

UK Territorial Army soldiers evaluate urban warfare skills
16 October 2013 The UK Territorial Army (TA) soldiers have participated in the Exercise Wyvern Tempest held on the Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) in UK, to validate their urban warfare...

US Army selects Lockheed for communications and transmission systems contract
16 October 2013 Lockheed Martin has been selected by the US Army as one of the prime contractors to compete for its communications and transmission systems (CTS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity...

Indian Army issues tender for miniature unmanned aerial vehicles
16 October 2013 Indian Army's Northern Command has issued a request for proposal (RFP) tender for purchasing miniature unmanned aerial vehicles...

US Army awards hypersonic technology development contract to Kratos
15 October 2013 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) has received a contract from the US Army for development of a transient aero-thermal analysis capability, for testing of high-speed vehicle...

Thales to supply additional Starstreak missiles to UK MoD
15 October 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a multi-million pound contract to Thales UK for delivery of additional Starstreak short-range surface-to-air missile...

Suman Warrior 2013 disaster relief exercise commences
15 October 2013 The Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) member-countries are conducting their annual desk top exercise, code-named Exercise Suman Warrior 2013, in Townsville, Queensland,...

5D Robotics and CRA win SBIR contract to develop new autonomous robot
14 October 2013 5D Robotics and Charles River Analytics (CRA) have received a small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to develop an autonomous robot, capable of responding to visual and...

US Army orders GRC-245C radios from Ultra Electronics TCS
14 October 2013 Ultra Electronics TCS has been awarded a multi-million contract for supply of its Ultra Orion GRC-245C fourth-generation radio systems to the US...

Harris chosen to compete for US Army's CTS contract
14 October 2013 Harris has been selected as one of the prime contractors to compete for the US Army's communications and transmission systems (CTS) indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ)...

US Army National Guard trains on new intelligence tool
11 October 2013 The US Army National Guard (ANG) is conducting operational training on the company intelligence support team (COIST) workstation at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi,...

Bell Helicopter adds Moog to V-280 Valor team
11 October 2013 Bell Helicopter has selected Moog to work on the Bell V-280 Valor helicopter, which is competing for the US Army's joint multi-role technology demonstrator (JMR-TD) programme...

South Korean Army orders additional Blighter B400 ground surveillance radars
11 October 2013 Blighter Surveillance Systems (BSS) has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional Blighter B400 electronic-scanning radar systems to the South Korean Armed...

Singapore requests AN/TPQ-53 radar systems sale from US
10 October 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AN/TPQ-53 (V) counterfire target acquisition radar systems and...

CACI wins US joint military forces' WIN-T system support contract
10 October 2013 CACI International has secured two prime contracts to provide support services for the US Army's warfighter information network's tactical (WIN-T)...

Saab receives Carl-Gustaf components order from undisclosed customer
10 October 2013 Saab has been awarded a contract for supply of Carl-Gustaf recoilless multi-purpose weapon system components to an undisclosed...

UK Army's Watchkeeper UAS secures Military Aviation Authority approval
09 October 2013 The UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA) has awarded a statement of type design assurance (STDA) to Thales UK's WK450 Watchkeeper unmanned air system (UAS), moving the system closer...

Canadian DND contracts GD for integrated computer-network defence capability development
09 October 2013 General Dynamics (GD) Canada has secured a contract to develop and demonstrate an automated computer-network defence capability to help boost the security of the Canadian Department of...

Draper develops new capability for Android Terminal Assault Kit
09 October 2013 Draper Laboratory-led industry team is currently developing a video whiteboarding capability for the Android Terminal Assault Kit (ATAK), which enables the ground troops to easily call in...

Northrop displays CaMEL UGV at US Army's Robotics Limited Demonstration
08 October 2013 Northrop Grumman is demonstrating its carry-all modular equipment landrover (CaMEL) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) during the ongoing US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Robotics...

Indian Army conducts successful Prithvi-II training launch
08 October 2013 The Indian Army's strategic forces command (SFC) has successfully test fired the indigenous Prithvi II surface-to-surface / nuclear capable missile from launch complex-3 of the integrated...

Russian Paratroopers to participate in 2013 Indra anti-terrorism exercise
08 October 2013 The Russian Eastern Military District's paratroopers will participate in the annual joint anti-terrorism exercise, code-named Indra-2013, with the Indian Army at the Mahajan Field Firing...

UN-OPCW team starts Syrian chemical weapons destruction programme
07 October 2013 A joint UN-organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) team has started destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons stockpiles and production facilities, an unnamed OPCW source...

US Army to use LTAS aerostat systems in NIE 14.1 exercise
07 October 2013 The US Army will use two Lighter Than Air Systems (LTAS)-built aerostat platforms during the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 14.1 exercise, which is scheduled to take place at the White...

US Army explores portable JP-8 fuel conversion technology development
07 October 2013 The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) scientists have partnered with the Communications-Electronics and the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering centres to develop technology...

GDC4S secures US Army contract for additional WIN-T Inc 2 systems
04 October 2013 General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) has been awarded a contract to deliver the next batch of warfighter information network-tactical increment 2 (WIN-T Inc 2) systems to US Army brigade...

UK Dstl seeks input to safeguard helicopters against hostile fire
04 October 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is seeking innovative proposals from the industry for development of a combined simulation and field...

AeroVironment to deliver additional Raven sensor payloads to US Army
04 October 2013 AeroVironment has received a contract to supply additional RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Mantis i23 gimbaled sensor payloads to the US...

Exelis wins $28m contract for i-Aware goggles
03 October 2013 Exelis has secured a contract for supply of its i-Aware tactical mobility night vision goggles (TM-NVG) to an undisclosed international...

W&E Platt to deliver first weapons-suite-fitted G-Wagon to Australian Army
03 October 2013 W&E Platt is ready to hand over its new customised weapons-suite-equipped Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon 6×6 surveillance reconnaissance vehicle (SRV) to the Australian...

US Army develops lightweight ballistic helicopter protection system
03 October 2013 The US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's prototype integration facility (PIF) is developing a new lighter-weight ballistic protection system (BPS) for...

US Army CERDEC awards CP&I contract to EOIR
02 October 2013 EOIR Technologies has been awarded a contract to support the US Army Command, Power and Integration (CP&I) Directorate within the Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and...

Behlman to integrate BL3X100 convertors into US Army Chinook avionics test system
02 October 2013 Behlman Electronics' BL3X100 avionics bench power supply (ABPS) has been selected for integration into the US Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter's portable avionics test...

Denel to manufacture Badger vehicles for South African Army
02 October 2013 Denel has been awarded a multi-billion rand contract for full-scale production of the new Badger infantry combat vehicle (ICV) for the South African National Defence Force...

US Army, GM agree to expand hydrogen fuel cell technology development
01 October 2013 The US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC) and General Motors have signed a new cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to further expand...

Sikorsky starts S-97 RAIDER helicopter fabrication
01 October 2013 Sikorsky has started final assembly of the prototype S-97 RAIDER helicopter, which is being offered for the US Army's Armed Aerial Scout (AAS)...

Exelis to supply additional radio systems to undisclosed customer
01 October 2013 Exelis has received a foreign military sale (FMS) contract for the delivery of additional tactical communications systems and associated equipment to an existing undisclosed international...

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Swedish FMV receives first batch of Archer artillery system from BAE
30 September 2013 The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has taken delivery of the first batch of four FH77 L52 Archer artillery systems under contract from BAE Systems during a ceremony at the...

Harris wins US Army's mid-tier networking vehicular radio contract
30 September 2013 The US Army has awarded its long-awaited indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) mid-tier networking vehicular radio (MNVR) contract to...

UK MoD to create new unit to counter cyberattacks
30 September 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) will recruit hundreds of computer experts for creation of a new cyber defence unit to help protect the country's critical data and computer...

LTAS to supply custom aerostat systems to US Army Rapid Equipping Force
27 September 2013 Lighter Than Air Systems (LTAS) has been awarded a contract for delivery of custom aerostat systems and subcomponents to support the US Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF)...

US Army's AI3 system destroys first UAS target
27 September 2013 The accelerated improved intercept initiative (AI3) system being developed by Raytheon for the US Army has successfully destroyed an unmanned aerial system (UAS) in flight, during testing at...

Sweden plans additional BvS10 vehicle purchase from BAE
27 September 2013 The Swedish Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to acquire additional 100 BvS10 armoured all-terrain vehicles from BAE Systems Hagglünds, the country's defence minister Karin Enström has...

Raytheon advances ninth AN/TPY-2 radar production
26 September 2013 Raytheon has moved closer to delivery of the ninth army navy / transportable radar surveillance-2 (AN/TPY-2) ballistic missile defence radar to the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) by...

US Army and Northrop integrate Patriot and Sentinel capabilities into IBCS system
26 September 2013 Northrop Grumman and the US Army Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space (PEO MS) have installed a key Patriot missile and Sentinel radar capabilities into the latter's integrated air...

US signs landmark UN Arms Trade Treaty
26 September 2013 The US has signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that seeks to regulate the cross-border trade in conventional weapons to prevent human right violations, despite strong opposition in the...

US and allied militaries participate in Bold Quest 13.2
25 September 2013 Military personnel from the US and allied nations have participated in the joint staff-led coalition demonstration, code-named Bold Quest 13.2, from 8 to 21 September 2013 at five training...

Sagem to develop new mission planning system for French Army helicopters
25 September 2013 Sagem has received a contract for production and delivery of a new version of the Module de Préparation de Missions (MPME) mission planning system for use by the French Army Air Arm's...

Lockheed to supply additional THAAD interceptors to US and UAE
25 September 2013 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a multi-billion contract for production and delivery of additional terminal high altitude area defence (THAAD) weapons system components to the US Missile...

Saab to provide self-protection system for India’s advanced light helicopter
24 September 2013 Swedish defence and security company Saab has secured two orders, worth about SEK 216 million ($33m), from India-based Hindustan Aeronautic...

Northrop completes safety of flight testing on US Army's CIRCM system
24 September 2013 Northrop Grumman has successfully completed safety of flight testing on the US Army's common infrared countermeasure (CIRCM) prototype hardware confirming its maturity to the point of...

Netherlands Defence Ministry plans to sell CV90 vehicles
24 September 2013 The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to sell 44 BAE Systems CV9035NL infantry fighting vehicles following the new cuts in the defence...

Soitec to construct CPV solar demonstration power plant at Fort Irwin
23 September 2013 Soitec has received a contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) for construction of a 1MW AC concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar demonstration power plant at Fort Irwin in California,...

ABM to provide logistics support services for US Army base
23 September 2013 ABM Government Services has received a contract for delivery of full range of logistics support services to the US Army base, Fort Benning in Georgia,...

GDLS to convert additional Saudi Abrams tanks to M1A2S configuration
23 September 2013 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has received a contract for conversion of additional M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) to the Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) configuration for Saudi...

Astrium to develop German military's third SARah reconnaissance satellite
20 September 2013 OHB System has awarded a contract to Astrium for production and delivery of a high performance radar satellite to the German Armed...

Arotech to supply additional virtual clearance training suites to US Army
20 September 2013 Arotech's training and simulation division, FAAC, has been awarded a contract modification for supply of additional virtual clearance training suites (VCTS) to the US...

Helibras tests EC725 helicopter's chaff and flare countermeasures dispensing system
20 September 2013 Eurocopter's Brazilian subsidiary, Helibras, has completed flight testing of a chaff and flare countermeasures dispensing system for EC725 Super Puma / Cougar helicopter at Santa Cruz Air...

UK Army receives new geospatial intelligence capability from Lockheed
19 September 2013 Team Socrates, a Lockheed Martin UK information systems and global solutions (IS&GS)-led industry team has delivered a set of new geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) technology and services to the...

US Army contracts Arista for further development of micro-grid system
19 September 2013 Arista Power has secured a contract to continue development of an intelligent micro-grid system in support of the US Army Communications Electronics Research and Development Center's...

Meritor develops new electronic systems for military vehicles
19 September 2013 Meritor has developed two new electronic systems to help military vehicles improve their manoeuvrability through varied terrains and extreme conditions, with enhanced traction and...

South Korea orders Longbow fire-control radars for Apache helicopters
18 September 2013 Longbow has been awarded a contract for supply of Longbow's fire control radars (FCRs) for installation on the South Korean Army's AH-64E Apache attack...

Russian Army to induct AK-12 assault rifles in 2014
18 September 2013 The Russian Army will induct modified version of new Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle along with several other small arms into operational service next year, a senior government official has...

UK MoD selects Ofcom to manage radio spectrum release
18 September 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected communications regulator Ofcom to manage its release of 200MHz of radio spectrum for commercial...

Selex ES and Ultra CCS to supply cameras for UK Army Warrior vehicle
17 September 2013 Selex ES and Ultra Electronics Command & Control Systems (Ultra CCS) team secured a contract for delivery of driver's and local situational awareness cameras for the demonstration phase of the...

Northrop confirms readiness to start Freedom 350 radio's full rate production
17 September 2013 Northrop Grumman has confirmed its readiness to start full rate production of Freedom 350 radio to help satisfy the US Army's mid-tier networking vehicular radio (MNVR) acquisition...

Obama authorises anti-chemical weapons supply for Syrian rebels
17 September 2013 US President Barack Obama has authorised supply of non-lethal warfare equipment to help the Syrian rebel forces defend against a potential chemical attack, National Security Council...

US Army to evaluate TenCate's active blast countermeasure system
16 September 2013 The US Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with TenCate Advanced Armor USA for evaluation of the...

US DoD initiates missile defence siting study
16 September 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has initiated a study to evaluate five potential candidate sites for deployment of additional ground-based interceptors (GBI) in the continental US,...

Lenco's BEAR armoured vehicle completes underbody and side blast testing
16 September 2013 Lenco Industries has successfully completed underbody and side blast testing of its ballistic engineered armoured response (BEAR) 17-man troop transport armoured vehicle, at the US Army's...

UK MoD awards contract for more Foxhound vehicles
13 September 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to General Dynamics Land Systems: Force Protection Europe (GDLS:FPE) for delivery of additional Foxhound light protected patrol...

German military orders QinetiQ's shoulder-worn acoustic targeting system
13 September 2013 QinetiQ North America (QNA) has been awarded a contract for supply of its shoulder-worn acoustic targeting system (SWATS) to the German...

Evergreen Helicopters to continue MEDEVAC service and support for US Army
13 September 2013 Erickson Air-Crane's (EAC) wholly-owned subsidiary Evergreen Helicopters has secured a contract for delivery of medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) service and support for the US...

AeroVironment to supply additional Switchblade systems to US Army
12 September 2013 AeroVironment has received contracts from the US Army Close Combat Weapons Systems Program Executive Office Missiles and Space (PEO MS) for supply of Switchblade tactical missile systems,...

US Army contracts GDLS for more Stryker vehicles conversion
12 September 2013 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has secured a contract for conversion of the US Army's additional flat-bottom Stryker infantry combat vehicles (IFV) to a newer, more survivable double-V...

Supacat unveils Light Reconnaissance Vehicle 400 at DSEi 2013
12 September 2013 Supacat has introduced its new light reconnaissance vehicle 400 (LRV 400) at the Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition 2013, currently underway in London,...

Harris launches RF-7850A airborne mission radio at DSEI 2013
11 September 2013 Harris has introduced a new airborne mission radio for enhanced international ground-to-air tactical communications at the ongoing Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition...

UK military vehicles return from Afghanistan
11 September 2013 Around 100 UK military vehicles from Afghanistan have arrived at Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre, near Southampton, as the country prepares to end its combat mission by December...

Lockheed joins Bell V-280 Valor tier one team
11 September 2013 Lockheed Martin has entered into partnership with Bell Helicopter to work on the company's V-280 Valor helicopter, which was selected to enter into negotiations for the US Army's joint...

UK Army reservists conduct Exercise Sava Star
10 September 2013 The UK Army soldiers from third Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment have participated in the Exercise Sava Star at the Combat Training Centre in Zaghreb,...

Wyle to support US Army's UAS and fixed wing systems
10 September 2013 Wyle has secured a contract to provide support services for the US Army's unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and fixed wing...

Raytheon Stinger missile completes Finnish VSHORADS field trials
10 September 2013 Raytheon's Stinger missile has successfully completed a series of very short-range air defence system (SHORADS) field trials in...

US Army installs underbody blast protection kits on HEMTT trucks
09 September 2013 The US Army's product manager of heavy tactical vehicles (PdM HTV) has completed the installation of the last of 150 underbody blast protection kits into the heavy expanded mobility tactical...

US military starts JLTV prototypes testing
09 September 2013 The US military has started full-scope testing of the joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) prototypes at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona and Redstone...

DARPA awards Insight programme phase contract to BAE
09 September 2013 BAE Systems has been selected as a prime contractor to work on the phase two of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Insight...

Primordial to integrate US Army's XPlan tool with Ground Guidance software
06 September 2013 Primordial has been awarded a contract for integration of its Ground Guidance off-road routing software with the US Army's XPlan next generation mission planning...

Rheinmetall to supply mortar ammunition for undisclosed MENA customer
06 September 2013 Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has been awarded a contract for supply of mortar ammunition to an undisclosed military customer in the Middle East / North Africa (MENA)...

French Army selects Sandel SN4500 display for Puma cockpit upgrade
06 September 2013 The French Army has selected Sandel Avionics' SN4500 primary navigation display for its Puma transport helicopter cockpit modernisation...

Turkish Army orders CSI's Husky Mark III mine detectors
05 September 2013 Critical Solutions International (CSI) has received a contract for supply of its two-operator Husky Mark III vehicle mounted mine detectors (VMMDs) to the Turkish...

Sky Sapience hands over HoverMast-100 tethered hovering system to IDF
05 September 2013 The Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) ground forces command has taken delivery of the upgraded Hovermast-100 tethered hovering system from Sky Sapience, during a ceremony at the company's...

Arotech to supply additional SWIPES batteries to US Army
05 September 2013 Arotech's battery and power systems division has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional soldier-wearable integrated power equipment system (SWIPES) units to the US...

US Army awards CROWS maintenance contract to Kongsberg
04 September 2013 Kongsberg has been awarded a contract to maintain the US Army's M153 Protector common remotely-operated weapon stations...

Chemring develops lightweight Resolve manpack EW system
04 September 2013 Chemring Technology Solutions (CTS) has developed a lightweight variant of its Resolve manpack electronic warfare (EW) system for on-the-march military...

Textron contracts AxleTech for independent suspension axle systems deliveries
04 September 2013 Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) has awarded two contracts to AxleTech International for the supply of independent suspension axle systems (ISAS) for its two armoured security vehicle...

US Army receives bidirectional electric vehicle chargers
03 September 2013 A team of Burns & McDonnell engineers, alongside subcontractor Coritech Services, has commissioned five bidirectional chargers and aggregating control systems at Fort Carson in Colorado, US,...

Belarus and Russian armies start preparations for Zapad 2013 exercise
03 September 2013 Belarus and Russian armies have started preparations for the forthcoming strategic army exercise, Zapad-2013, which is scheduled to be carried out at six firing ranges in Belarus and in...

Indian Army and PHO likely to sign WZT-3 delivery contract this month
03 September 2013 Polish Defence Holding (PHO) is expected to sign a contract with the Indian Army this month for delivery of additional WZT-3 armoured recovery vehicles...

Cameroon orders Mi-17 military transport helicopters from Russia
02 September 2013 Cameroon's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with Russia for the delivery of Mil Mi-17 multi-role military transport...

Revision to supply additional Batlskin Cobra helmets to Danish military
02 September 2013 Revision Military has been awarded a contract for supply of additional Batlskin Cobra helmets to the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization...

Palomar to provide displays for undisclosed customers' M1A2 Abrams tank
02 September 2013 Palomar Display Products has been awarded a contract for supply of military display systems for installation onboard an undisclosed international military customer's M1A2 Abrams main battle...

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ViaSat to supply Link 16 small tactical terminals for US Army Apaches
30 August 2013 ViaSat has been selected for supply of Link 16 small tactical terminals for the US Army's AH-64E Apache attack helicopter...

Australian Defence Force commissions first MRH90 simulator
30 August 2013 The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has commissioned the first of two MRH90 full-flight and mission simulators (FFMSs) at the Army Aviation training centre in Oakey,...

US Army orders additional Switchblade UAS from AeroVironment
30 August 2013 AeroVironment has been awarded contracts for delivery of additional Switchblade tactical missile systems, ancillary equipment and support services to the US...

German Army to conduct hot weather tests of Puma infantry vehicle
29 August 2013 The German Army has shipped two new Puma infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) to UAE for hot weather trials under the direction of the Bundeswehr Federal Office for equipment, information technology...

US Army improves soldiers situational awareness with new tactical computers
29 August 2013 The US Army is introducing a new standardised family of tactical computers, titled 'Mounted Family of Computer Systems' (MFoCS), to help enhance soldiers' situational awareness in the...

US Army awards second MATOC technology contracts
29 August 2013 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued second technology contract under the $7bn multiple award task order contracts (MATOC) programme, which seeks renewable and alternative energy...

US Army contracts Wyle for engineering and logistical analysis
28 August 2013 Wyle has secured a contract for supply of engineering and logistical analysis in support of the US Army's ground combat systems and tactical wheeled...

BAE evaluates GCV vehicle's hybrid electric drive system
28 August 2013 BAE Systems has successfully completed 2,000 miles of advanced testing of the hybrid electric drive (HED) system of its proposed vehicle for the US Army's ground combat vehicle (GCV)...

Lockheed to supply additional AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radars to US Army
28 August 2013 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) long-range counterfire radars to the US...

Textron to supply Commando Advanced vehicles to Colombian Army
27 August 2013 Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional Commando Advanced armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to the Colombian Army...

US to sell AH-64E Apache helicopters to Indonesian Army
27 August 2013 The US Government has approved the sale of eight new AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and Longbow fire control radars to the Indonesian Army (TNI), US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has...

DARPA seeks proposals for Warrior Web programme final phase
27 August 2013 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is requesting proposals from industry partners for the final phase of its Warrior Web...

DARPA evaluates content-based mobile edge networking software
23 August 2013 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has successfully completed field trial of its content-based mobile edge networking (CBMEN) software at Fort AP Hill in Virginia,...

Cherokee Nation to compete for US Army's EAGLE contract
23 August 2013 Cherokee Nation Red Wing (CNRW) has been selected to compete for individual task orders under the US Army's emerging enhanced army global logistics enterprise (EAGLE) programme...

Lowry includes Panasonic Toughbook H2 in US Army's AIT IV contract
23 August 2013 Lowry Computer Products has included Panasonic's rugged Toughbook H2 tablet PC in its automatic identification technology IV (AIT IV) contract, which serves as a single point of contact for US...

US Army orders SNAP tactical transportable TROPO systems from TCS
22 August 2013 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has secured incremental funding for the delivery of secret internet protocol router and non-secure internet protocol router access point (SNAP)...

RTI to research mild traumatic brain injury effects in US soldiers
22 August 2013 RTI International has joined a Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)-led consortium to better understand the long-term effects of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussions in US...

Brandywine to continue MET-FTSS supplies for US Army's new satellite terminals
22 August 2013 Brandywine Communications has been awarded a contract to continue supply of time and frequency components for the next generation satellite ground stations being developed for the US...

BDL to supply Invar missiles to Indian Army
21 August 2013 Bharat Dynamic Limited (BDL) has received a contract from the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for supply of Invar anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) to the national...

US and South Korean militaries start exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013
21 August 2013 The Republic of Korea-US combined forces command (CFC) has started the annual joint staff drill, code-named Exercise Ulchi Freedom-Guardian 2013 (UFG 2013) in Seoul, South...

US Army orders additional Hydra-70 rockets from GD
21 August 2013 General Dynamics armament and technical products (GDATP) has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of additional Hydra-70 air-to-ground rockets to the US...

Swiss military orders Sawfly eyewear system from Revision
20 August 2013 Revision Military has been awarded a contract to supply its Sawfly military eyewear system to the Swiss Armed...

Raytheon completes second series flight tests of US Army's AI3 system
20 August 2013 Raytheon has successfully completed the second series of flight tests for the guided test vehicle (GTV) of the accelerated improved intercept initiative (AI3) system, currently under...

Lockheed successfully test flights patriot advanced capability-3 missile
20 August 2013 Lockheed Martin has successfully carried out flight test of the patriot advanced capability-3 (PAC-3) missile at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico,...

US Army test flights EMARSS aircraft
19 August 2013 The US Army has started airborne testing of two Boeing-built enhanced medium altitude reconnaissance and surveillance system (EMARSS) aircraft at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland,...

US Army orders additional Raven UAS and gimbaled payloads from AeroVironment
19 August 2013 AeroVironment has been awarded a contract for delivery of its RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) and Mantis i23 gimbaled payloads to the US...

ArmorSource to supply new lightweight combat helmets to US military
19 August 2013 ArmorSource has received a contract for production and delivery of its lightweight, advanced combat helmets (LW ACHs) to the US armed...

Indian Army starts user trials of Arjun MK-II tank
16 August 2013 The Indian Army has started user trials of the fully integrated, upgraded Arjun Mark II main battle tank (MBT) at the Pokharan Firing Range in Rajasthan,...

Boeing successfully test thin disk laser system for US DoD
16 August 2013 Boeing has successfully demonstrated its thin disk laser (TDL) system for the US Department of Defense's (DoD) robust electric laser initiative (RELI) programme at an undisclosed...

AM General and Lockheed deliver JLTV prototypes for government testing
16 August 2013 AM General and Lockheed Martin have delivered their respective joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) prototypes for the US government's 14-month evaluation and testing programme at the Yuma...

South Korean Army to equip Apache helicopters with Lockheed M-TADS/PNVS system
15 August 2013 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for supply of its modernised target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems for installation on the Republic...

FDA orders Wyss Institute's technology for radiation countermeasures assessment
15 August 2013 Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has received a contract from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for assessment of medical countermeasures for...

UK Army reservists conduct annual deployment exercise
15 August 2013 The UK Army's Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) reservists have conducted their annual deployment exercise (ADE) across multiple training ranges in...

Russian MoD starts new Voronezh anti-missile radar construction
14 August 2013 The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has commenced the construction of a new Voronezh-class advanced early missile warning radar in the central region, in a bid to enhance the country's...

US Army uses DACMS to accelerate equipment retrograde in Afghanistan
14 August 2013 The US Army is using an advanced weigh-in-motion system to streamline the retrograde of approximately 28,000 military vehicles and trailers in Afghanistan, by December...

Lockheed receives PAC-3 missiles production contract from US Army
14 August 2013 The US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) has awarded a contract modification to Lockheed Martin for the supply of hardware and associated services for the patriot advanced...

Indian Army successfully test launches Prithvi-II missile
13 August 2013 The Indian Army's strategic forces command (SFC) has successfully test launched the locally manufactured Prithvi II surface-to-surface / nuclear capable missile from the integrated test range...

US Army inches closer to fielding new encryption device
13 August 2013 The US Army's Project Director, Communications Security (PD COMSEC) is nearing installation of a new handheld device to boost protection of the service's communication...

Northrop completes design review of US Army's CIRCM programme
13 August 2013 Northrop Grumman has completed the preliminary design review (PDR) of the US Army's common infrared countermeasure (CIRCM)...

US Army nears completion of M-DSA installation on Apache helicopter
12 August 2013 The installation of Lockheed Martin's modernised day sensor assembly (M-DSA) system onto the US Army's AH-64E Block III Apache attack helicopter is nearing completion, US Army Apache...

Textron starts TAPV pre-production vehicle testing and training programme
12 August 2013 Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) has delivered four pre-production tactical armoured patrol vehicles (TAPV) for a series of testing and training programmes in Canada and the...

US Army begins Bradley vehicles revamp
12 August 2013 The US Army has begun a revamp and shipment of its M2A2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles from Kaiserslautern army depot, Germany to the...

India seeks M777 155mm howitzers from US
09 August 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSAC) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of M777 155mm lightweight towed howitzers and associated equipment to...

AAI receives contract to continue LSAT development for US military
09 August 2013 Textron Systems subsidiary, AAI has secured a contract to continue development of both its caseless and cased-telescoped lightweight small arms technologies (LSAT) for the US...

Oshkosh delivers first JLTV prototype for government testing
09 August 2013 The US military has taken delivery of the first joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) prototype from Oshkosh Defense for US Government's comprehensive testing and evaluation...

India seeks domestic companies for battlefield management system development
08 August 2013 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to send expressions of interest (EOIs) to both private and state-owned domestic companies in the coming months for development of a new...

Argon delivers additional CBRN training systems to UK MoD
08 August 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken delivery of a new simulator package from Argon Electronics to help enhance the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) response...

API to support UK MoD’s ASTOR programme
08 August 2013 API Technologies has been awarded a contract by Raytheon to provide information technology systems in support of the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) airborne stand-off reconnaissance (ASTOR)...

US and ROK armies conduct combined counterfire exercise
07 August 2013 The US and the Republic of Korea (ROK) armies have conducted Combined Counterfire Exercise on Camp Casey, South Korea, to enhance coordination and test battle command computer...

Iraq requests GBADS and mobile troposcatter radio sale from US
07 August 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of two potential foreign military sales (FMS) of ground-based air defence systems (GBADS) and mobile troposcatter...

Lockheed unveils helicopter mission equipment package for US Army
07 August 2013 Lockheed Martin has introduced a new universal, highly adaptable and affordable mission equipment package (MEP) for US Army...

US Army contracts TCS for SNAP satellite systems support
06 August 2013 The US Army has awarded incremental funding to TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) for support and maintenance of the secure internet protocol router and non-secure internet protocol router...

Cobham to modernise US military's Apache nitrogen inerting units
06 August 2013 Cobham has secured a contract to modernise the nitrogen inerting units (NIUs) installed onboard the US military's AH-64 Apache attack helicopter...

US Army’s AI3 system completes first guided flight test series
06 August 2013 The US Army and Raytheon have successfully carried out the first accelerated improved intercept initiative (AI3) guided test vehicle (GTV) flight test series at an undisclosed...

Poland joins Carl Gustav ammunition common procurement initiative
05 August 2013 The Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has joined the European Defence Agency's (EDA) effective procurement methods (EPM) initiative on the joint procurement of different kinds of ammunition for...

WZM signs new Rosomak manufacturing licence agreement with Patria
05 August 2013 The Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) owned company, Wojskowe Zaklady Mechaniczne (WZM), has signed a new agreement with Patria for the licenced production of the KTO Rosomak wheeled...

US Army's 4th CAB conducts first field training exercise
05 August 2013 US Army personnel from the second general support aviation battalion, (fourth aviation regiment, fourth combat aviation brigade, fourth infantry division) have carried out their first...

US Army awards NEO tracking system support contract to STG
02 August 2013 STG has secured a contract for delivery of support services for the US Army's non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) tracking...

Turkey's utility helicopter development programme moves ahead
02 August 2013 The Turkish government has signed a contract with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for development of the country's first national next-generation light utility...

Kratos to supply UH-60 MEDEVAC crew training systems to US Army
02 August 2013 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a contract for development and delivery of the UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) air crew training systems to the US...

UK MoD extends partnership with Niteworks
01 August 2013 Niteworks has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to continue their supply of wide-ranging expert advice in support of the national armed forces' operations,...

US Army enhances communication capabilities with SNE installation
01 August 2013 The US Army has installed the soldier network extension (SNE) on its mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) all-terrain vehicles, in an effort to enhance communication between the soldiers...

Thai Army orders additional BTR-3 armoured vehicles from Ukraine
01 August 2013 UkrespectExport has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional 21 BTR-3E1 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to the Royal Thai...

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US Army's Improved Gray Eagle UAS completes first flight test
31 July 2013 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has successfully completed the initial test flight of the US Army's Improved Gray Eagle (IGE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS), at its El Mirage...

First Spanish-built Tiger HAD/E helicopter completes maiden test flight
31 July 2013 Eurocopter has successfully completed the maiden test flight of the first Spanish-built Tiger Hélicoptère Appui-Destruction (HAD/E) attack helicopter variant, at its facility in Albacete,...

Charles River receives tourniquet master training contract from US Army
31 July 2013 Charles River Analytics (CRA) has been awarded a contract to provide Tourniquet Master Training (TMT) to US Army medics for effective treatment of injured soldiers in the...

Iraq seeks M1135 Strykers and heavy vehicles maintenance support from US
30 July 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of two potential foreign military sales (FMS) of M1135 Stryker nuclear, biological, and chemical reconnaissance...

US Army evaluates new holsters for M320 grenade launcher
30 July 2013 The US Army's Natick Soldier Systems Center is currently evaluating new holsters for the detachable M320 40mm grenade launcher system as part of the M320GL holster soldier enhancement program...

Spanish MoD secures additional funding to support major weapon programmes
30 July 2013 The Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) will receive €877.33m of additional funding in the 2013 budget from the government, to finance several long-standing major weapon and equipment programmes,...

Canada issues RFP for medium logistics trucks purchase
29 July 2013 The Canadian government has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the medium-support vehicle system (MSVS) standard military pattern (SMP) programme, which aims to replace and upgrade...

Sikorsky contracts CPI Aero for UH-60 Black Hawk fuel panel assemblies
29 July 2013 Sikorsky Aircraft has signed a long-term agreement with CPI Aerostructures for the production of fuel panel assemblies for the UH-60 Black Hawk multi-mission...

US Army orders additional M4A1 chemical detectors from Smiths Detection
29 July 2013 Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract modification for the supply of additional chemical agent detection systems to the US...

BANC3 wins US Army's SSES NexGen contract
26 July 2013 BANC3 has secured a contract for the supply of software and systems engineering services (SSES) to the US Army Communications Electronics Command's (CECOM) Software Engineering Center...

US Army installs smartphone int Nett Warrior system
26 July 2013 The US Army has installed a Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone into the Nett Warrior (NW) system in an effort to enhance situational awareness in the...

UK MoD awards Bowman maintenance contract to GD
26 July 2013 General Dynamics UK has received a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver maintenance and support for the Bowman tactical command, control, communications, computers...

DISA awards GCCS-J support services contract to SAIC
25 July 2013 The Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract for delivery of global command and control systems-joint (GCCS-J) production, testing and technical services...

US and South African militaries conduct exercise Shared Accord 13
25 July 2013 The US military is conducting a joint military training exercise, code-named Shared Accord 13 (SA 13), with the South African National Defense Forces (SANDF) near Port Elizabeth in South...

Raytheon's JLENS completes US Army early user testing
25 July 2013 The Raytheon-built joint land attack cruise missile defence elevated sensor (JLENS) system has successfully completed the US Army's early user testing (EUT), at an undisclosed...

BAE and Bayshore team up to counter advanced cyber threats
24 July 2013 BAE Systems has signed an agreement with Bayshore Networks to safeguard US defence, intelligence and critical infrastructure customers against increasingly sophisticated adversaries and...

US Army completes MaxxPro Dash survivability upgrade
24 July 2013 The US Army's 401st Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) and Joint Program Office Mine Resistant Ambush Protected-Operation Enduring Freedom (JPO MRAP-OEF) have successfully completed a...

ADF orders advanced logistical vehicles from Rheinmetall
24 July 2013 The Rheinmetall and MAN Truck & Bus joint venture company, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMWV), has been awarded a contract for delivery of advanced logistical vehicles fleet to the...

Turkey to acquire additional Kirpi vehicles and weapon carriers
23 July 2013 The Turkish Ministry of National Defence (MND) is set to acquire armoured vehicles and weapon carriers under two separate multi-million dollar contracts, the country's defence minister Ismet...

Oto Melara and Diehl evaluate Vulcano SAL guided ammunition
23 July 2013 Oto Melara and Diehl Defence have successfully demonstrated the precision and terminal accuracy of the 155mm Vulcano semi-active laser (SAL) guided ammunition during a series of field trials at...

Saab to supply artillery ammunition to undisclosed customer
23 July 2013 Saab has been awarded a contract for the supply of explosive training artillery ammunition to an undisclosed military...

KBR to support Aegis Ashore facilities construction in Romania
22 July 2013 KBR has secured a contract from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to support the construction of Europe's first land-based ballistic missile defence...

US and Australian militaries launch new logistics tracking system
22 July 2013 The US Army and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) have jointly launched a new logistics tracking system in an effort to enhance logistical interoperability between the two...

Armed Forces of Malta orders AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters
22 July 2013 AgustaWestland has been awarded a contract for delivery of a AW139 medium-sized twin-engined helicopter to the Armed Forces of Malta...

GE delivers COTS rugged systems for US Army's I-BESS
19 July 2013 GE Intelligent Platforms has delivered its commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) rugged systems to the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), which is currently developing an integrated blast...

Multinational helicopter training exercise Hot Blade 2013 begins
19 July 2013 Military forces from five countries are conducting the multinational helicopter training exercise, code-named Hot Blade 2013 (HB13), at the Ovar Military Airfield, near Porto in...

US Army contracts Calytrix for games for training system
19 July 2013 Calytrix Technologies has received a contract from the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) for the delivery of next-generation games for training...

Indian Army to conduct final trials of Arjun Mark II tank next month
18 July 2013 The Indian Army will conduct final testing of the fully integrated, upgraded Arjun Mark II main battle tanks (MBTs) during the first week of August, in Rajasthan,...

Swiss Army receives first new generation vehicles from Iveco
18 July 2013 The Swiss Defence Procurement Agency (Armasuisse) has handed over 14 of Iveco Defence Vehicles' (Iveco DV) new-generation vehicles to the Swiss Armed Forces Logistics Organisation (LBA) during...

Raytheon delivers AN/TPY-2 radar cooling equipment unit to MDA
18 July 2013 Raytheon has handed over a crucial cooling equipment unit (CEU) of the US forces' Transportable Radar Surveillance-2 (AN/TPY-2) radar to the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), more than 14...

DARPA contracts SwRI for thin-film deposition technology development
17 July 2013 The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is currently developing new technologies for depositing thin film coatings as part of a contract awarded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects...

Calytrix to continue support for Australia's JCTC Centre
17 July 2013 Calytrix Technologies has secured a series of contracts to supply support services for the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) Joint Combined Training Capability (JCTC) Centre in Canberra,...

German Army inducts CAE’s GESI training system
17 July 2013 The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has inducted CAE's GEfechts-SImulation System (GESI) as a command and staff...

Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 kicks off
16 July 2013 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is conducting a biennial training exercise, code-named Exercise Talisman Saber 2013, with the US military off the north-east coast of...

Raytheon evaluates 3rd Gen FLIR improved target acquisition system
16 July 2013 Raytheon has successfully conducted a series of laboratory and field trials of its third-generation forward looking infrared (3rd Gen FLIR) improved target acquisition system (ITAS) and...

Swiss Army to acquire new Mercedes G-class vehicles
16 July 2013 The Swiss Army will procure G-Wagon military support vehicles from Mercedes Benz as part of a specific weapons...

Russian Army postpones future soldier uniform induction
15 July 2013 The Russian Army has postponed induction of its domestically manufactured future high-tech combat gear into operational service due to problems in the fine-tuning of its light...

US Army starts electronic warfare planning and management tool development
15 July 2013 The US Army has commenced development of the electronic warfare planning and management tool (EWPMT), which is designed to assist commanders during planning, coordination, and synchronisation of...

Hagel warns Congress of more severe spending cuts in 2014
15 July 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) will have to implement draconian actions, including involuntary civilian layoffs and military recruiting suspension, if spending cuts continue into 2014,...

Moog delivers Turret Test System to Lockheed
12 July 2013 Lockheed Martin has taken delivery of turret test systems (TTS) from Moog Industrial Group to evaluate stabilisation of military vehicles at its facility at Ampthill,...

US Army orders additional robotic systems from iRobot
12 July 2013 iRobot has received a contract from the US Army's Robotic Systems Joint Program Office (RSJPO) for delivery of systems over the next four...

Eurocopter to supply EC645 T2 helicopters to German Special Forces Command
12 July 2013 Eurocopter has been awarded a contract for supply of its EC645 T2 light utility helicopters (LUH) to German Special Forces Command...

Indian MoD to issue new tender for sound ranging systems next month
11 July 2013 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) will issue a new tender to domestic companies for the acquisition of sound ranging systems (SRS) to locate explosions and enemy fire in...

Kongsberg to supply displays for US Army's Stryker ECP programme
11 July 2013 Kongsberg Integrated Tactical Systems (KITS) has secured a contract for supplying driver and commander situational awareness display (DSAD and CSAD) systems for installation on the US...

Multinational training exercise Rapid Trident 2013 begins
11 July 2013 Military personnel from 17 countries are participating in a joint, multi-national training exercise, code-named Exercise Rapid Trident 2013, at the International Peacekeeping and Security...

Indian Army to induct first Rudra helicopter squadron next month
10 July 2013 The Indian Army will induct the first operational squadron of the domestically manufactured Rudra advanced light helicopter (ALH) in...

UK to train 2,000 Libyan military personnel, Hague confirms
10 July 2013 The UK Armed Forces will train up to 2,000 Libyan military personnel in basic infantry and junior leadership skills later this year, foreign secretary William Hague has...

US Army implementing new maintenance concept for tactical network systems
10 July 2013 The US Army is implementing a new preventative maintenance concept, called condition-based maintenance plus (CBM+), in an effort to enhance efficiencies and reliability of its...

BAE tests WNW anti-jam mode for Phoenix radios
09 July 2013 BAE Systems has successfully carried out over-the-air testing of its mid-tier Phoenix networking radios at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) in New Jersey,...

XTEK to develop advanced hard armour plate solutions for US Army
09 July 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has selected XTEKf as part of its foreign comparative testing (FCT)...

French MoD awards Protector system upgrade contract to Kongsberg
09 July 2013 Kongsberg Gruppen has been awarded a framework contract for the modernisation of the French Army's Protector remote weapon stations...

TenCate to deliver antiballistic materials for Netherlands Army's ATTV vehicles
08 July 2013 TenCate Advanced Armour will supply antiballistic materials for installation onboard the Royal Netherlands Army's new air transportable tactical vehicles...

MDA's ballistic missile defence system misses target for third time
08 July 2013 The US Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) recent flight testing of the ground-based midcourse defence (GMD) element of its ballistic missile defence system (BMDS) ended in a failure after...

Nexter and Renault deliver additional VBCI vehicle to French Army
08 July 2013 The French Army has taken delivery of an additional vehicule de combat d'infanterie (VBCI), an eight-wheel drive infantry fighting vehicle...

Harris completes evaluation of mid-tier networking vehicle radio system
05 July 2013 Harris's solution for the US Army's mid-tier networking vehicle radio (MNVR) programme has successfully completed testing with the US Government wideband networking waveform...

US Army awards EPUSHA maintenance and repair contract to Eaton
05 July 2013 Eaton has received a contract to conduct routine maintenance and repair of the electric pump for utility system hydraulic accumulator (EPUSHA) recharge system present on the US Army's CH-47...

UK Government and defence companies join forces to tackle cyberattacks
05 July 2013 The UK Government has formed a partnership with nine domestic-based defence and security companies in an effort to boost the country's protection against...

Sustainable Energy to deliver inverters for US Army's scalable microgrids
04 July 2013 Sustainable Energy Technologies has been awarded a contract for delivery of energy storage inverters for a US Army...

UK announces plans to expand reserve forces
04 July 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has published a white paper that highlights the government's investment plans to maintain and expand the country's reserve forces over the next...

US Army awards JCATS support services contract to Tec-Masters
04 July 2013 Tec-Masters (TMI) has been awarded a contract for supply of support services for the US Army's Mission Simulations Center (MSC) at Fort Sill in...

Indian MoD to withdraw Prithvi missiles from operational service
03 July 2013 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering withdrawal of the domestically developed Prithvi surface-to-surface missile in an effort to boost its precision strike capabilities,...

US Army contracts Textron for HMMWV vehicles modernisation
03 July 2013 Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) has secured a contract to conduct work on the US Army's high-mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs) modernised expanded capacity...

M80A1 7.62mm projectiles improved by US Army
03 July 2013 US Army scientists and engineers are currently working on improvements for M80A1 7.62mm ammunition to make the projectile more...

Russian MoD to equip all missile brigades with Iskander systems by 2018
02 July 2013 The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to equip all ground forces' missile brigades with Iskander-M ballistic missile systems by 2018, the country's defence minister Sergei Shoigu...

CAE to supply image generators for Turkish Army's T-129 simulators
02 July 2013 CAE has received contracts for supply of image generators for the Turkish Army's T-129 helicopter full-mission simulators, in addition to KC-130R aircrew and maintenance training services to...

Polish MoD orders Falcon III tactical radios from Harris
02 July 2013 Harris has been awarded a contract for supply of its Falcon III multiband communication systems to the Poland Ministry of National Defence (MoD), under the next phase of its tactical...

Lockheed completes JLTV prototypes production
01 July 2013 Lockheed Martin has completed production of the final vehicle being developed for the US Army and Marine Corps' as part of the multi-billion dollar joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV)...

Parvus to supply tactical computers for US Army's OH-58D helicopters
01 July 2013 Mercom has awarded a contract to Parvus for supply of tactical computer subsystems for installation onboard the US Army's OH-58D Kiowa Warrior military...

North Korea fields upgraded multiple rocket stations along South Korean border
01 July 2013 North Korea is reportedly upgrading its ageing multiple rocket launcher stations along the region bordering with South Korea, according to an unnamed a South Korean...

June 2013

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Briggs secures UK MoD's mechanical handling equipment contract
28 June 2013 Briggs Equipment has secured a contract for delivery, management and maintenance of the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) mixed fleet of mechanical handling...

Indian MoD to invest $0.1tn for futuristic warfare weapons
28 June 2013 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to acquire a wide range of advanced domestically manufactured equipment at a cost of Rs6tn ($1tn) to help prepare the armed forces for...

Afghan National Army conducts 60mm mortar live-fire drill
28 June 2013 The Afghan National Army's (ANA) 2nd Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps soldiers have carried out a live-fire drill with the 60mm mortar system to help enhance their response to indirect fire at...

US Army awards helicopter maintenance contract to Lockheed
27 June 2013 Lockheed Martin has received a contract to provide field and sustainment-level maintenance services to US Army...

NIITEK receives MEDS programme contract from DARPA
27 June 2013 Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology (NIITEK), a subsidiary of the Chemring Group, has received a contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for development of a...

Italian Army's first ICH-47F Chinook completes maiden test flight
27 June 2013 AgustaWestland has successfully completed the first test flight of the Italian Army's first ICH-47F Chinook transport helicopter at its facility in northern...

US Army to cut 12 brigade combat teams by 2017, says general
26 June 2013 The US Army will cut 12 brigade combat teams (BCTs) by the end of 2017 as part of its force restructuring due to the Budget Control Act of 2011, bringing the number of active-duty BCTs to 33,...

iGov to produce tactical computer network for USSOCOM
26 June 2013 The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded a $500m tactical local area network (TACLAN) recompete contract to iGov to produce a tactical computer...

General Dynamics receives contract for 100 Eagle V from Germany
26 June 2013 General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDLS) has secured a contract from the German procurement agency, Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw),...

German Army to receive ROSY_L smoke protection system from Rheinmetall
25 June 2013 Rheinmetall Defence has been awarded a contract for supply of its rapid obscurant system land (ROSY_L) smoke protection system to boost protection of the German Army's ground...

Supacat and Navistar partner to offer joint future support to UK's protected mobility fleet
25 June 2013 Supacat has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Navistar Defence to deliver collaborative future support to the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) protected mobility (PM) vehicle fleet...

AIM Norway joins forces with Lockheed Martin for F-35 aircraft development
25 June 2013 Aerospace Industrial Maintenance Norway (AIM Norway), a state enterprise owned by the nation's Ministry of Defence (MoD), has signed a contract worth approximately Nkr47.8m ($8.36m) with...

Thailand requests six UH-72A Lakota helicopters from US
24 June 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $77m foreign military sale (FMS), consisting of UH-72A Lakota multi-role helicopters and related equipment...

Selex ES displays generic vehicle architecture conversion system at DVD 2013
24 June 2013 Selex ES has demonstrated its low-cost generic vehicle architecture (GVA) system implementation at the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) 2013 event at Millbrook...

ADF receives additional Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon vehicle
24 June 2013 Mercedes-Benz has delivered an additional G-Wagon military support vehicle to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) at its facility in Mulgrave, Victoria,...

Rheinmetall to supply armament for Arab customer’s Leopard tanks and PzH howitzers
21 June 2013 Rheinmetall Defence has been awarded a contract for delivery of armament and sub-systems for installation on Leopard 2A7 main battle tanks (MBTs) and Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzers...

Raytheon to support US and foreign Patriot missile systems
21 June 2013 Raytheon has received a contract to supply engineering services and capability enhancements for Patriot air and missile defence systems used by the US and its foreign military sales (FMS)...

UK Army specialist vehicle's mobile test rig completes cold weather testing
21 June 2013 General Dynamics (GD) has concluded cold-weather testing of the mobile test rig (MTR) of the UK Army's specialist vehicle (SV) in a special military cold climatic chamber at the...

Harris to supply Fusion 4G LTE system to undisclosed Middle Eastern country
20 June 2013 Harris has been awarded a $92m contract to supply an integrated command, control and communications system by an undisclosed Middle Eastern country for use in defence and security...

Viking Air to deliver third Guardian 400 aircraft to US Army
20 June 2013 Viking Air will hand over the final Twin Otter Guardian 400 aircraft under contract to the US Army this week in a ceremony at its facility in Murrieta, California,...

MBDA's medium-range missile begins integration trials
20 June 2013 MBDA's Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) air-to-surface missile, currently being developed for the French Army, has started integration trials at the company's test facility in Bourges, central...

AM General and Oshkosh demonstrate JLTV prototypes
19 June 2013 AM General and Oshkosh Defense have completed demonstration of their blast-resistant vehicle-off-road (BRV-O) and light combat tactical all-terrain vehicles (L-ATV) prototypes, offered for the...

UK MoD announces third wave of armed forces redundancies
19 June 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced a third round of armed forces redundancies as part of cuts recommended by the government's 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review...

BAE to supply hardware for US Army's ATIRCM system
19 June 2013 BAE Systems has been awarded a $68m contract for supply of hardware for the US Army's advanced threat infrared countermeasure (ATIRCM)...

Harris to supply Falcon II radios to undisclosed foreign customer
18 June 2013 Harris has been awarded a contract to deliver its range of Falcon II tactical communication systems to an undisclosed...

US Army scraps M4 carbine replacement competition
18 June 2013 The US Army has formally scrapped the improved carbine (IC) competition without selecting a winner after phase 2 testing of follow-on weapon for the M4 rifle ended in...

US DoD orders additional Mi-17 helicopters from Rosoboronexport
18 June 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has signed a contract with Russia for additional Mil Mi-17V5 military transport helicopters to be delivered to the Afghan National Army...

Saudi Arabia to equip Apaches with Longbow fire-control radars
17 June 2013 The Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman joint venture Longbow has secured a contract to supply fire-control radars (FCRs) for installation on the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command's...

Curtiss-Wright to upgrade Bradley's turret drive control unit
17 June 2013 BAE Systems has awarded a contract to Curtiss-Wright Controls to supply lifecycle management services for the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle's (IFV) turret drive control unit (TDCU), as part...

Lenco launches new BearCat MedEvac variants
17 June 2013 Lenco Industries has launched the law enforcement (LE) and military (MIL) variants of its ballistic engineered armoured response counter attack truck (BearCat) MedEvac armoured tactical...

US to arm Syrian rebels after 'proven' chemical attacks
14 June 2013 The US is to provide military support to Syrian rebel forces after announcing it has evidence that suggests chemical weapon attacks have been carried out by government forces in the...

US Army approves AAR's Type V lightweight multipurpose shelter
14 June 2013 The US Army has approved an AAR-built Type V lightweight multipurpose shelter (LMS) during its first article testing, marking a significant milestone in the system's development and...

Australian Army receives additional Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle
14 June 2013 The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) is to take delivery of its 1,000th Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle (PMV) from Thales Australia during an official ceremony at its Bendigo...

Raytheon's EXF1915 radio demonstrates ability to connect US Army's Stryker vehicles
14 June 2013 Raytheon's EXF1915 radio system has demonstrated its ability to securely transmit data between the US Army's Stryker combat vehicles over the past several months at an undisclosed...

Russian MoD to send 250 soldiers for INDRA 2013 exercise
13 June 2013 The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to send 250 military personnel to participate in the counter-terrorism combat exercise, code-named INDRA, scheduled to be carried out with...

SNC completes ICREW system deliveries to US Army
13 June 2013 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has completed deliveries of individual counter radio- controlled improvised explosive device electronics warfare (ICREW) systems to the US Army at its...

Intevac to supply night-vision cameras for US Army Apaches
13 June 2013 Intevac Photonics has been awarded a contract for production and delivery of night-vision cameras for installation onboard the US Army's AH-64 Apache attack...

AM General's BRV-O JLTV readies for government testing
12 June 2013 AM General is preparing its blast resistant vehicle-off road (BRV-O), which is being offered for the US Army and Marine Corps' joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) programme for US...

Bechtel completes work on US MDA's ground-based midcourse defence programme
12 June 2013 Bechtel has concluded design and construction of missile silos and fields required for the US Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) ground-based midcourse defence (GMD)...

US Army awards $4bn Chinook contract to Boeing
12 June 2013 Boeing has been awarded a $4bn contract for delivery of 177 CH-47F Chinook medium-to-heavy-lift helicopters to the US...

US Army receives M-DSA laser range finder for installation on Apache helicopter
11 June 2013 The US Army has taken delivery of the first modernised day sensor assembly (M-DSA) laser range finder designator (LRFD) system from Lockheed Martin for installation onboard its AH-64D/E...

UK Army completes Exercise Bavarian Charger 2013
11 June 2013 British Army personnel from 20th Armoured Brigade have finished Exercise Bavarian Charger 2013, conducted in Germany, aimed at helping prepare for post-Afghanistan deployment contingency...

BAE to assign 130 apprentices to grow cybersecurity business
11 June 2013 More than 100 graduates and trainees recruited by BAE Systems in the UK as part of its 2013 apprentice recruitment programme are set to join its Surrey-based cybersecurity subsidiary,...

US Army soldiers prepare for Afghan deployment with C-RAM live fire drill
10 June 2013 US Army soldiers from B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) have conducted a counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) live-fire exercise at Thompson Hill Range at Fort...

Lockheed conducts first multi-target test flight of PAC-3 missile
10 June 2013 Lockheed Martin has successfully carried out a test flight of its PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) weapon at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico,...

DRDO to develop robotic soldiers for futuristic warfare
10 June 2013 The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is currently working on development of robotic soldiers to boost the country's unmanned fighting capabilities for future...

UK Army improves readiness with Exercise Quick Response 2013
07 June 2013 British Army soldiers from Number 1 Company (No 1 Coy), The 1st Battalion Irish Guards, have participated in a multinational peacekeeping exercise, code-named Quick Response 2013, in Bosnia...

DISA awards global netted communications development contract to ITT Exelis
07 June 2013 ITT Exelis has received a contract to develop a global netted communications capability for the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) distributed tactical communications system...

Paramount Group completes acquisition of ATE
07 June 2013 Paramount Group, a privately-owned defence and aerospace company, has acquired the South Africa-based Advanced Technology and Engineering Company (ATE) in a bid to leverage its growth...

ITT Exelis to support US Army's networks in South West and Central Asia
06 June 2013 ITT Exelis has received a contract for delivery of information technology (IT) operations and maintenance support services for the US Army's critical networks in South West and Central...

NIITEK to continue HMDS spare supplies to US Army
06 June 2013 Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology (NIITEK), a Chemring Group subsidiary, has secured a contract to supply additional Husky-mounted detection systems (HMDS) spare parts to the US...

US Army selects Bell V-280 Valor for JMR-TD programme
06 June 2013 The US Army has selected Bell Helicopter's third-generation tiltrotor design, Bell V-280 Valor for its joint multi-role technology demonstrator (JMR-TD) Phase I...

Italian MoD orders additional FATS simulators from Meggitt
05 June 2013 Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a series of contracts for delivery of additional FATS virtual small arms training simulator (SAT) systems to the Italian Ministry of Defence...

US Army awards LSFMA contract to SSAI
05 June 2013 Support Systems Associates (SSAI) has received a contract from the US Army for delivery of logistics and modification support services across its aviation...

BAE hands over first Terrier combat engineer vehicle to UK Army
05 June 2013 The UK Army has received the first Terrier light-armoured vehicle under contract from BAE Systems for use by the Royal...

SafeNet and Oceus partner to offer secure mobile communications to US DoD
04 June 2013 SafeNet has signed an agreement with Oceus Network to jointly pursue the US Defense Department's (DoD) operational deployment of fourth-generation long-term evolution (4G LTE) for field...

BAE teams with Polish Defence Holding to pursue nation's MTP contract
04 June 2013 BAE Systems Hagglunds has signed an exclusive agreement with Polish Defence Holding (PDH) to pursue the Polish Armed Forces' universal modular tracked platform (MTP)...

Boeing conducts first test flight of US Army's EMARSS aircraft
04 June 2013 Boeing has completed the first test flight of the US Army's first enhanced medium altitude reconnaissance and surveillance system (EMARSS) engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD)...

3SDL to provide ISTAR training to BATUK
03 June 2013 3SDL has received a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for delivery of intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) training to the British Army...

Croatian Army orders Protector remote weapon stations from Kongsberg
03 June 2013 Kongsberg Group has been awarded a contract by Đuro Đaković to supply its M151 12.7mm calibre Protector remote weapon stations (RWS) to the Croatian...

US Army develops remotely operated target for future training and testing
03 June 2013 US Army engineers have developed a new mobile, remotely operated tank target to serve as foreign surrogate for cost-effective testing or training of a wide range of military equipment,...

May 2013

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Thales completes Australian Army's Hawkei vehicle deliveries
31 May 2013 The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has taken delivery of the final two Hawkei protected mobility vehicles (PMVs) from Thales Australia at Monegeetta Proving Ground in...

US Army to submit proposal for SOCOM's futuristic uniform development
31 May 2013 The US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is planning to submit a proposal for the Special Operations Command's (SOCOM) tactical assault light operator suit...

Harris to supply Falcon III radios to undisclosed Middle East country
31 May 2013 Harris has received a contract to supply its Falcon III radio systems to an undisclosed Middle East country, as part of its tactical communications modernisation...

L-3 WESCAM unveils new land vehicle surveillance system at CANSEC 2013
30 May 2013 L‐3 WESCAM has introduced its new land vehicle surveillance system (LVSS) at the 2013 CANSEC Defence and Security Trade Show, currently underway at the Ernst & Young Centre in Ottawa,...

US DoD to deploy Mutualink platform for JUICE 2013 exercise
30 May 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has selected Mutualink's platform for the Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise (JUICE), scheduled to run from 3-28 June at the Aberdeen...

NSC to continue training of Kuwait's Armed Forces
30 May 2013 British simulation training company NSC has been awarded a contract to continue working with Kuwait's armed forces for three additional...

Baltic states begin preparations for Saber Strike exercise
29 May 2013 The armed forces of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have started preparations for the upcoming multinational theatre security cooperation exercise, code-named Saber Strike 2013...

Russian MoD to acquire new army vehicles
29 May 2013 The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) will begin serial procurement of a range of mobile and modern vehicles for use by the national army, the country's defence minister Sergei Shoigu has...

UK military aircrews receive advanced personal equipment
29 May 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken delivery of new personal equipment from Level Peaks Associates and ASE Corporate Eyewear, to address flying requirements of military...

Danish Army issues RFP for M109A3 self-propelled howitzer replacement
28 May 2013 A request for information (RFI) has been issued by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) seeking a new 155mm self-propelled gun for replacement of the national...

BAE to continue support for US Army's COSMIC contract
28 May 2013 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract extension to continue the provision of support services for the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command's (SMDC) Future Warfare Center...

EU ends weapons embargo on Syrian democratic forces
28 May 2013 European Union (EU) foreign ministers have decided to lift an arms embargo on Syria, opening up the opportunity for member states to start carefully controlled weapons supplies to the...

Brazilian Army orders MASA SWORD constructive simulation system
24 May 2013 Decatron has been awarded a contract for delivery of MASA Group's SWORD constructive simulation system to add realism to the Brazilian Army's battalion, brigade and division levels...

Australian military contracts L-3 for SATCOM terminals
24 May 2013 L-3 Communications has secured a contract to produce and deliver Hawkeye III Lite 1.2m very small aperture terminals (VSATs) and related support services to the Australian Defence Force...

Rheinmetall to modernise additional German Fuchs/Fox vehicle
24 May 2013 Rheinmetall Defence has received a contract to upgrade the Germany Army's additional Fuchs/Fox armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to the latest 1A8...

US Army orders additional Exelis spiral enhanced night-vision goggles
23 May 2013 ITT Exelis has been awarded a modification contract for follow-on production and delivery of its spiral enhanced night-vision goggles (SENVGs) to the US...

US Army receives JPADS 10K system from Airborne Systems
23 May 2013 The US Army has taken delivery of the last 10,000lb joint precision aerial delivery system (JPADS 10K) under contract from Airborne Systems to enhance its ability to supply cargo to remote...

Lockheed's GMLRS warhead completes first EMD flight test
23 May 2013 Lockheed Martin's new guided multiple launch rocket system (GMLRS) alternative warhead has successfully completed its first engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) test flight at...

SAIC to provide support services for JPEO-CBD
22 May 2013 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract for provision of support services to the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological...

UK MoD signs Hellfire stock replenishment contract
22 May 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a multi-million pound contract to replenish the national army's stock of AGM-114 Hellfire multi-purpose air-to-ground missile system...

Sidekick Studios’ digital mental health application to support UK Army veterans
22 May 2013 Sidekick Studios has rolled out its award-winning digital mental health application, Buddy, to support psychological therapy services for more than 500 UK Army veterans returning from...

Thales and DGA discuss RPM rocket installation on French Tiger helicopters
21 May 2013 Thales subsidiary TDA is currently negotiating a contract with the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to equip the national army's Tiger attack helicopters with its roquette à...

US Army commissions first intelligent energy microgrid at Fort Bliss
21 May 2013 The US Army has commissioned the first US Department of Defense (DoD) grid-tied, intelligent energy microgrid, during an official ceremony at Fort Bliss in...

Raytheon to secure multi-billion dollar air defence system contract from Oman
21 May 2013 US defence contractor Raytheon is set to sign a multi-billion dollar contract with Oman for the sale of its ground-based air defence system during US secretary of state John Kerry's official...

US Army orders Black Hawk medevac mission sensor from FLIR
20 May 2013 FLIR Systems has secured a contract for delivery of a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) Mission Sensor (MMS) system for the US Army's UH-60A Black Hawk...

Saft to supply e6T Li-ion batteries for US military's JLTV EMD programme
20 May 2013 Saft has been awarded a contract for delivery of e6T Li-ion battery systems for the US Army and Marine Corps' multi-billion dollar Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) development...

North Korea test launches fourth short-range guided missile
20 May 2013 The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has test fired a fourth short-range missile off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, rejecting calls for restraint from the UN and...

Russia offers T-90S main battle tank to Peruvian Army
17 May 2013 Russia is offering a full-scale model of its T-90S main battle tank (MBT) to the Peruvian Army in response to interest expressed by the service in the tank in 2012, Uralvagonzavod...

US Army receives electronic jamming payloads for Gray Eagle UAS
17 May 2013 The US Army has taken delivery of two electronic attack payloads from Raytheon for use on its General Atomics-built MQ-1C Gray Eagle medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft...

New Zealand Defence Force to acquire trucks from Rheinmetall
17 May 2013 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is acquiring 200 new trucks from Rheinmetall-MAN military vehicles, to replace its ageing Unimog and heavier Mercedes trucks fleet, the country's...

Hammond announces new rotation arrangements for UK troops in Afghanistan
16 May 2013 British defence secretary Philip Hammond has unveiled troop rotation arrangements that outlines tour lengths for deployed UK military personnel in Afghanistan between now and the end of...

Saab completes flight testing of Skeldar V-200 UAS
16 May 2013 Saab has successfully conducted flight testing of the Skeldar V-200 vertical lift unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in an effort to demonstrate its critical capabilities at various sites across...

US DoD set to cancel UH-72A Lakota programme in 2014
16 May 2013 The US Defense Department (DoD) has decided to halt acquisition of UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters (LUH) from EADS North America starting next year, a senior company official has...

Tepro Consortium completes selection of Sisfron suppliers
15 May 2013 Tepro Consortium has completed the selection of primary suppliers for the Brazilian Army's sistema integrado de monitoramento de fronteiras (Sisfron)...

Singapore Army commissions upgraded battlefield communications system
15 May 2013 The Singapore Army has commissioned a domestically manufactured wide area communications (WAC) system, designed to enhance its battlefield communication capabilities, during an official ceremony...

JGSDF to receive ScanEagle UAS from Insitu Pacific
15 May 2013 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has taken delivery of the ScanEagle small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) from Insitu Pacific for use by the Japanese Ground Self-Defence Forces...

Honeywell to support US Army's heavy tactical wheeled vehicles programme
14 May 2013 Honeywell Technology Solutions (HTSI) has been awarded a contract to supply mission-capable heavy tactical vehicles to the US Army as part of a military vehicle...

Meggitt to continue deliveries for US Army targetry systems programme
14 May 2013 Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a contract modification for the delivery of additional live-fire target systems in support of the US Army targetry systems (ATS)...

US Special Operations Forces orders armoured vehicles from Battelle
14 May 2013 Battelle has received a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to convert standard pickup trucks into armoured vehicles for use by the US Department of Defense...

Selex ES to supply LINAPS artillery pointing systems to countries' armies
13 May 2013 Selex ES has secured a series of contracts to supply its laser inertial artillery pointing system (LINAPS) to international armed...

Royal Brunei Armed Forces to receive Harris Falcon III tactical radios
13 May 2013 Harris has been awarded a contract to supply its Falcon III family of tactical communication systems to the Royal Brunei Armed...

Marshall to supply ISTAR solutions to undisclosed Middle Eastern militaries
13 May 2013 Marshall Land Systems has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of new intelligence, surveillance and target acquisition (ISTAR) imagery ground control stations (GCS) to...

Turkish Army set to receive first upgraded Karayel TUAV
10 May 2013 Vestel Defence is set to hand over the first upgraded Karayel tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (TUAV) under contract to the Turkish Land Forces Command in the middle of this year, a...

NZDF, Australia and US conduct Exercise Alam Halfa 2013
10 May 2013 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is conducting a joint military exercise, code-named Exercise Alam Halfa 2013, with the Australian and US militaries at the Waiouru Military Training Area...

Raytheon completes control vehicle tests for US Army's AI3 system
10 May 2013 Raytheon has successfully carried out two control test vehicle (CTV) flights of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative (AI3) system, currently under development for the US Army, at...

Rheinmetall receives approval to export used German tanks to Indonesia
09 May 2013 The German Government has authorised Rheinmetall to export 164 second-hand main battle tanks (MBTs) and armoured personnel carriers to the Indonesian Army, Green party parliamentarian Katja...

Argon to continue work on DARPA's ASPN programme
09 May 2013 Argon ST has secured a contract to develop algorithms and a sensor-fusion system that will reduce the US military's dependence on GPS for navigation missions, as part of the Defense...

Lockheed's ADAM laser system validates capability against free-flying rockets
09 May 2013 Lockheed Martin's area defence anti-munitions (ADAM) laser system has successfully demonstrated its ability to counter Qassam rockets during a series of test flights at an undisclosed...

US Army awards first orders under MATOC renewable energy contract
08 May 2013 The US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center has awarded the first contracts under its $7bn multiple award task order contracts (MATOC) programme, which seeks renewable...

Harris to supply communications system for Brazil's border security programme
08 May 2013 Harris has been contracted to supply an end-to-end tactical communications system for the pilot phase of the Brazilian Army's Sistema Integrado de Monitoramento de Fronteiras (SISFRON)...

Australian Government commits to purchase new vehicles for army
08 May 2013 The Australian Government has pledged to purchase 2,700 deployable protected and unprotected medium and heavy vehicles to provide the national army with enhanced firepower, protection and...

Italian Army receives first FOC configuration NH90 TTH helicopter
07 May 2013 The Italian Army has taken delivery of the first final operational capability (FOC) configuration NH90 tactical transport helicopter (TTH) during an official ceremony at AgustaWestland's NH90...

GD to develop close-in radar system for US Army
07 May 2013 General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) has been awarded a contract modification for the development of a next-generation radar system as part of the US Army's range radar replacement programme...

Indian Army set to upgrade BMP-2/2K infantry fighting vehicle fleet
07 May 2013 The Indian Army will upgrade its entire Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty-2 (BMP-2)/2K infantry combat vehicle (ICV) fleet in an effort to enhance their capability to address operational requirements,...

US Army's upgraded OH-58F Kiowa Warrior conducts first test flight
03 May 2013 The US Army's new cockpit and sensor upgrade programme (CASUP) modernised OH-58F Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopter has conducted its first ceremonial test flight at Redstone Arsenal...

Australian DSTO and Deakin University set to advance haptic arm robot development
03 May 2013 The Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has signed a licence agreement with Deakin University to advance the development of the prototype haptic arm counter...

Vanderbilt University to support META tools maturation for DARPA AVM programme
03 May 2013 Vanderbilt University's Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) engineers have received a contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to continue maturation...

US Army awards JETS TLDS prototype development contract to DRS
02 May 2013 DRS Technologies has been awarded a contract for the development and delivery of an advanced next-generation target-location and fire-support system prototype to the US...

DARPA demonstrates GaN-on-diamond transistor for military RF applications
02 May 2013 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) scientists have completed demonstrations of the first-ever gallium nitride (GaN) on-diamond high electron mobility transistor (HEMT), as part...

WSGI delivers second Blimp in a Box system to US DoD
02 May 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has taken delivery of the second Blimp in a Box (BiB) aerostat system from World Surveillance Group (WSGI), following testing, inventory accounting and an...

Artis' active protection system completes US Government testing
01 May 2013 Iron Curtain, an active protection system (APS) developed by Artis, has successfully demonstrated its ability to protect military vehicles against all incoming threats in recent US...

Elbit to deliver electro-optic observation systems for Brazilian Army's Sisfron
01 May 2013 AEL International, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, has been awarded a contract to deliver electro-optic observation systems for the Brazilian Army's Sistema Integrado de Monitoramento de...

US and South Korean militaries complete Exercise Foal Eagle 2013
01 May 2013 The US and the Republic of Korea (ROK) militaries have completed their annual joint training exercise, Foal Eagle 2013, amid increasing tensions on the Korean...

April 2013

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EADS North America delivers 250th UH-72A Lakota helicopter to US Army
30 April 2013 EADS North America has handed over the 250th UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter (LUH) under contract to the US Army for operation by the Oklahoma National...

US Army issues RFI for light transport aircraft replacement
30 April 2013 The US Army has issued a request for information (RFI) to industry partners seeking potential replacements for its existing light transport aircraft...

Aptima develops neuroscience-inspired sense-making system for military robots
30 April 2013 A new knowledge-based, collaborative sense-making system has been developed by Aptima to boost intelligence and decision capabilities of the US military's unmanned platforms during combat...

US Army trains with Capability Set 13 for Afghanistan deployment
29 April 2013 US Army soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) are conducting training with the Capability Set 13 (CS 13) at Fort Drum in New York, US, to...

USSOCOM set to award ground mobility vehicle contract
29 April 2013 The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is set to announce the winner of its ground mobility vehicle (GMV 1.1) programme contract next month, the command's commander admiral William McRaven...

Rheinmetall to supply heavy tactical recovery vehicles to Danish Army
29 April 2013 Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) has been awarded a contract to deliver its heavy tactical recovery vehicles (HTRV) to the Danish armed...

Singapore, German armies conduct Exercise Panzer Strike 2103
26 April 2013 he Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is conducting its annual overseas training exercise, code-named Exercise Panzer Strike (XPS), with the German Army at the Nato-Bergen training area in...

US Army orders additional HMDS spare parts from NIITEK
26 April 2013 Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology (NIITEK), a Chemring Group subsidiary, has secured a contract to continue deliveries of Husky Mounted detection systems (HMDS) spare parts to the US...

BAE to upgrade US Army's M88A1 vehicles to M88A2 Hercules configuration
26 April 2013 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract toupgrade the US Army's M88A1 medium recovery vehicles to the M88A2 heavy equipment recovery combat utility lift evacuation system (HERCULES)...

US MDA contracts Applied DNA Sciences to develop anti-counterfeiting platform
25 April 2013 The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded a phase I research grant to Applied DNA Sciences (ADPN) to advance development of its DNA-based anti-counterfeiting platform for military...

Russia to develop new rail-mobile ICBM system
25 April 2013 The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has started design work to develop a new rail-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system to counter global threats, the country's deputy...

Optima’s C-IED training for UK MoD receives 2013 best initiative award
25 April 2013 Optima Defence and Security's counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) training programme to the UK military personnel has been awarded the 'Best Counter IED/Successful Deployment Initiative'...

ATK to supply guided advanced tactical rocket for USSOCOM testing
24 April 2013 Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has been awarded a contract for the supply of a low-cost, lightweight, precision-guided missile for evaluations by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), as part...

French DGA receives first Tiger HAD helicopter from Eurocopter
24 April 2013 The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has received the first production Tiger Hélicoptère Appui-Destruction (HAD) fire-support helicopter from Eurocopter for use by French Army aviation...

McLaren Group partners with Detica CyberReveal to safeguard against cyber attacks
24 April 2013 BAE Systems Detica has entered into strategic partnership with McLaren Group to safeguard its information and advanced technology from targeted...

Northrop to demonstrate CUTLASS UGV's capabilities at 2013 Counter Terror Expo
23 April 2013 Northrop Grumman is planning to demonstrate the capabilities of its new unmanned explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) vehicle, known as CUTLASS, in daily live scenario-based tests during...

US Army to use GD's WIN-T Increment 2 nodes in Afghanistan
23 April 2013 The US Army has taken delivery of additional Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 nodes from General Dynamics (GD) for use by troops in...

Navistar starts delivering Afghanistan MTV fleet's armoured cabs
23 April 2013 The US Army has taken delivery of the initial batch of armoured cab units designed for installation on the Afghan National Security Forces' (ANSF) Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) fleet from...

UK requests Hellfire missiles sale from US
22 April 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AGM-114-N4/P4 Hellfire missiles to the...

Qatari Army orders tanks and artillery systems from KMW
22 April 2013 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has been awarded a contract for delivery of artillery systems and main battle tanks (MBTs) to Qatar, in support of its armed forces' modernisation...

MEADS UHF sensor demonstrates ability to cue multifunction fire control radar
22 April 2013 Lockheed Martin's medium extended air defense system's (MEADS) low-frequency sensor has successfully demonstrated its ability to cue the multifunction fire-control radar (MFCR) during testing...

Safran to support Brazilian Army's Esquilo and Fennec helicopters upgrade
19 April 2013 Safran Engineering Services has been selected as system integrator for the avionics systems modernisation of the Brazilian Army's AS350 L1 Esquilo and AS550 Fennec multi-purpose military...

US DoD to deploy army contingent to Jordan
19 April 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) will deploy an army headquarters unit to assist Jordanian armed forces in safeguarding their border with Syria, US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has...

Handheld PRC-155 radio successfully communicates with MUOS satellite
19 April 2013 Two AN/PRC-155 manpack radios, produced by General Dynamics C4 Systems, have successfully carried out secure radio-to-radio voice and data communications tests through the Mobile User...

US Army contracts TAM for SCIMMITAR system development
18 April 2013 Think-A-Move (TAM) has been awarded a contract for development and delivery of a speech and connectivity interface for mobile medical tactical environments (SCIMMITAR) system to the US...

BAE to support US Army's joint effects targeting system programme
18 April 2013 BAE Systems has received a contract to support the US Army's joint effects targeting system (JETS) programme, which aims to enhance detection and response capabilities in the...

Boeing to supply AH-64E Apache helicopters to South Korea
18 April 2013 Boeing has been awarded a multi-billion dollar contract for the supply of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army, the country's Defense Acquisition...

Denel upgrades Casspir armoured personnel carrier
17 April 2013 Denel has upgraded its Casspir armoured personnel carrier (APC) in an effort to enhance crew protection against landmines, roadside bombs and automatic rifle fire in the...

Samsung Thales selects Novelda radar for land mine detector development
17 April 2013 Samsung Thales has selected the Novelda-built NVA6100 nanoscale impulse radar system to launch its vehicle-mounted land mine detector development...

Taiwanese military conducting annual Han Kuang military exercises
17 April 2013 The Taiwanese armed forces are conducting the annual Han Kuang series of military exercises, in an effort to validate their joint combat readiness in the wake of increasing tensions with...

US DLA seeks supply of Abrams MBT spares from GDLS
16 April 2013 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has received a contract from the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for provision of spare parts for the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank...

UK-led Joint Warrior 2013 exercise begins
16 April 2013 The UK-led Joint Warrior 2013, Nato's biggest tri-service military exercise, has started off the coast of Scotland, in an effort to test command and control procedures of participating forces...

Lockheed flight tests Nemesis man-portable missile
16 April 2013 The Lockheed Martin-built Nemesis man-portable missile has successfully demonstrated its launch, guided flight, target acquisition and precision strike capabilities during a series of test...

AeroVironment to continue RQ-11B Raven deliveries to US Army
15 April 2013 AeroVironment has secured a contract to continue deliveries of its RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft system (SUAS), along with new Mantis i23 gimbaled payloads and initial spares packages to...

Sikorsky to deliver two more S-70i Black Hawks to Colombian Army
15 April 2013 Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a contract for additional S-70i Black Hawk multi-mission helicopters for the Colombian...

Lockheed's PAC-3 missile completes Lower Tier Project Office flight test
15 April 2013 Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the Lower Tier Project Office flight test of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico,...

Harper to design rotary thermal treatment system for US military
12 April 2013 US Demil (USD) has selected Harper International to design a new continuous indirect rotary thermal treatment unit (TTU) for demilitarisation of the US Department Defense's (DoD)...

LTAS delivers Aerostat launcher sub-systems to US Army REF
12 April 2013 Lighter Than Air Systems (LTAS), a wholly owned subsidiary of World Surveillance Group, has delivered seven aerostat launcher electric main winches and spare parts to the US Army Rapid...

Australian Army orders VigilX system from Selex ES
12 April 2013 Selex ES has received a contract from the Australian Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) to supply its VigilX airborne enhanced situational awareness system for the Australian...

Taiwan Army orders UH-60M operational flight trainers from L-3 Link
11 April 2013 L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) has been awarded a contract for production and delivery of the UH-60M Black Hawk operational flight trainers (OFTs) to the Taiwan...

Harris to supply Falcon III radios to undisclosed Asian military
11 April 2013 Harris has secured a contract for the delivery of its Falcon III wideband tactical communication systems to an undisclosed Asian military...

Italian Army orders i-Aware night-vision goggles from ITT Exelis
11 April 2013 Selex ES has awarded a contract to ITT Exelis for the production and supply of binocular i-Aware tactical mobility night-vision goggles (TM-NVG) for the Italian Army's Future Soldier...

AAT to supply MAST systems to US Army's PEO-STRI
10 April 2013 AAI Test & Training has been awarded a contract to supply additional man-portable aircraft survivability trainer (MAST) systems to the US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training...

Ricardo to assemble additional Foxhound vehicles for UK Army
10 April 2013 General Dynamics Land Systems-Force Protection Europe (GDLS-FPE) has awarded a contract to Ricardo to continue assembly of the British Army's Foxhound light protected patrol vehicles...

QinetiQ introduces new radar for short-range rockets detection
10 April 2013 QinetiQ has introduced a new multiple array radar, called Alarm, to help soldiers in rapid detection and assessment of short-range, low-trajectory rocket attacks at the military forward...

US Army develops virtual windows for Bradley vehicles
09 April 2013 Scientists from the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TRADOC) have developed a new virtual window to help enhance visual situational awareness of the...

Finnish Army orders tactical communication system from Elektrobit
09 April 2013 Elektrobit (EB) has been awarded a contract modification for supply of additional EB tactical wireless IP network communication systems to address the Finnish Defence Forces'...

Delft Dynamics' USPvOS adds HLA capability to RescueSim virtual trainer
09 April 2013 Delft Dynamics has displayed its Universal Simulation Platform for Unmanned Systems (USPvOS) linked with VSTEP-built RescueSim virtual trainer system during the recent 2013 Kooy Symposium...

US Army selects Lockheed for JLCCTC system development
08 April 2013 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for production and delivery of a simulation-based command and battle staff training system to enhance decision making capabilities of the US...

FMS to launch new ballistic helmet shell at LAAD 2013
08 April 2013 FMS Enterprises is planning to introduce its next-generation ballistic helmet shell at the 2013 LAAD Defence and Security International Exhibition, scheduled for 9 to 12 April in Rio de...

Indian Army tests Agni-II nuclear missile
08 April 2013 The Indian Army's Strategic Forces Command (SFC) has successfully carried out test-firing of its nuclear capable surface-to-surface missile, Agni-II, from Launch Complex-4 of the Integrated...

Chilean Army orders SpyLite mini-UAV systems from BlueBird
05 April 2013 BlueBird Aero Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver its advanced SpyLite mini unmanned aerial vehicle (mini-UAV) systems to the Chilean...

Canadian DND releases RFP for Integrated Soldier System Project
05 April 2013 A new request for proposals (RFP) has been issued by the Public Works and Government Services Canada for the procurement of integrated suites of advanced equipment for the country's armed...

GDLS to continue M1A2S Abrams production for Saudi Arabia
05 April 2013 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has secured a contract modification for procurement and development of additional M1A2S Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) for the Royal Saudi Land...

North Korea plans to restart Yongbyon nuclear complex
04 April 2013 North Korea has revealed plans to restart operations at its Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, increasing tensions on the Korean...

US Army approves second recertification for Patriot missiles
04 April 2013 The US Army has granted approval for a second recertification of the Raytheon-built Patriot air and missile defence system, which extends the operational life of the global Patriot inventory...

US DoD receives first Blimp in a Box system from WSGI
04 April 2013 World Surveillance Group (WSGI) has handed over the first Blimp in a Box (BiB) aerostat system under contract to the US Department of Defense (DoD), following testing, an initial round of...

US to deploy THAAD battery to Guam as North Korea threatens US territory
03 April 2013 The US has ordered a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) battery to Guam in response to a North Korean Army statement declaring that it had been cleared to conduct a nuclear strike...

US Army partners with Intel to optimise virtual training
03 April 2013 The US Army's Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC) has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Intel for collaboration and optimisation of research...

UK and Italian forces conduct Exercise Eagle Eye 2013
03 April 2013 British Army soldiers from the 16 Air Assault Brigade have conducted a reconnaissance exercise, code-named Eagle Eye 2013, with the Italian Army's Folgore Parachute Brigade to test their...

UN General Assembly passes first global arms trade treaty
03 April 2013 The UN General Assembly has approved the first global arms trade treaty at an arms industry event in Karachi, Pakistan, aimed at regulating cross-border trade in conventional weapons to...

Russia delivers new BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles to Venezuela
02 April 2013 Russia has delivered a new set of 13 BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) under contract to the Venezuelan armed forces, according to the Center for Analysis of Global Arms...

Qatar seeks Javelin missiles from US
02 April 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of Javelin-guided missiles and associated equipment to...

French DGA awards LTE standard study contract to Thales
02 April 2013 Thales has received the Analyse de la norme LTE et son exploitation au sein des forces Armées (ALTEA(1)) contract by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to study the use of the...

March 2013

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Curtiss-Wright to support US Army's GCV development programme
28 March 2013 Northrop Grumman has awarded a contract to Curtiss-Wright for supply of open architecture mission computer and network switch subsystems for installation in the US Army's ground combat...

Fidelity to supply add-on armour kits to US Army
28 March 2013 Fidelity Technologies has been awarded a contract for delivery of its B-Kit, add-on armour (AoA) systems for the US Army's line of heavy tactical vehicles...

Spanish Army sends three Tiger helicopters to Afghanistan
28 March 2013 The Spanish Army has deployed three Tiger support and protection helicopters (HAP) to Afghanistan to provide protection and security to its forces during withdrawal from the...

Finnish Army orders UAS training and simulation centre from Simlat
27 March 2013 Simlat has secured a contract for delivery of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training and simulation centre to the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF), as part of its Mini UAS...

BAE to continue IMX-101 projectiles production for US Army
27 March 2013 BAE Systems has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to continue production of insensitive munitions explosive 101 (IMX-101) projectiles for the US...

North Korea threatens to strike US military bases
27 March 2013 North Korea has ordered its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units to be in combat-ready positions to strike the US and South Korean military bases if...

ITT Exelis to supply additional SINCGARS systems to undisclosed foreign customer
26 March 2013 ITT Exelis has secured a direct commercial contract for delivery of additional single channel ground and airborne radio systems (SINCGARS) and associated equipment to the armed forces of...

TADF to support US Army's AH-64E Apache helicopter programme
26 March 2013 Camber Corporation has awarded a contract to Tactical Air Defense Services (TADF) for provision of subject matter expertise for the US Army Apache Program Office in the next...

Lockheed conducts first guided flight test of EAPS MHTK interceptor
26 March 2013 Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the first guided test flight of the miniature hit-to-kill (MHTK) interceptor of its extended area protection and survivability (EAPS) programme at...

US Army manufacturing new advanced multi-purpose tank round
25 March 2013 The US Army is producing a new 120mm advanced multi-purpose (AMP) tank round to help replace its ageing weapons on the...

UK MoD completes common defensive aids system flight testing
25 March 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has completed test flights of the open-architecture integrated defensive aids system (DAS) at Salisbury...

Colombian Army inducts S-70i Black Hawk helicopters into operational service
25 March 2013 The Colombian Army has inducted five new Sikorsky-built S-70i Black Hawk multi-mission helicopters into operational service during a ceremony at the Army Special Operation Aviation Military base...

Watervliet Arsenal delivers M20A1 Breech Block kits to US Army
22 March 2013 The US Army has taken delivery of an initial batch of 19 redesigned M20A1 Breech Block kits from Watervliet Arsenal, as part of the M119A2 105mm towed howitzer upgrade...

US DISA installs AtHoc's IWSAlerts system
22 March 2013 The US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has installed AtHoc's IWSAlerts emergency mass notification system (EMNS) for personnel protection and accountability at Fort Meade in Maryland,...

Agilite introduces new hands-free stretcher for casualty evacuation
22 March 2013 Agilite has introduced a new ultra-lightweight hands-free stretcher, called FlatEvac Fabric Litter, for casualty evacuation missions on the...

US DoD awards OPETS support services contract to B3 Solutions
21 March 2013 B3 Solutions has secured a prime position on acquisition domain of the US Department of Defense's (DOD) Omnibus Program Engineering and Technical Support (OPETS)...

Textron to supply turrets and support services for Colombian APCs
21 March 2013 Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) has been awarded a contract to supply components and support services for the Colombian Army's (COLAR) armoured personnel carriers...

UK Army soldiers start Operation Herrick XVIII deployment
21 March 2013 British Army soldiers from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS) have embarked on their scheduled deployment, as part of Operation Herrick XVIII in...

Raytheon delivers eighth AN/TPY-2 radar to US MDA
20 March 2013 The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has taken delivery of the eighth Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance-2 (AN/TPY-2) radar system from Raytheon in support of US combatant...

US Army readies for Network Integration Evaluation 13.2 exercise
20 March 2013 The US Army has started preparations for the fifth semi-annual field evaluation exercise, Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 13.2, which is scheduled to be held at Fort Bliss and White...

Harris launches new Falcon radio for US Army's tactical radio programmes
20 March 2013 Harris has launched a new Falcon Wideband Team Radio, RF-330E, in response to the US Army's request for non-developmental solutions capable of addressing requirements of its Rifleman...

SAIC receives contract from US Army for maintenance and support of security systems
19 March 2013 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the Army Engineering and Support Center Huntsville (CEHNC) to provide maintenance and support services for...

US Army receives first production army mobile tower system from SNC
19 March 2013 The US Army has taken delivery of the first low rate initial production (LRIP) AN/MSQ-135 mobile tower system (MOTS) from Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) during a ceremony at its facility...

Indonesian Army receives six Bell-412 helicopters from PT Dirgantara
19 March 2013 PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) has handed over six Bell-412 enhanced performance (EP) utility helicopters to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) ahead of original schedule during a...

Indra develops new CBRNe threats detection vehicle
18 March 2013 Indra has developed a new vehicle for effective detection and analysis of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and improvised explosives (NRBCe)...

Roke to lead UK MoD's DCCS research programme
18 March 2013 Roke Manor Research has been awarded a contract to lead the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Dismounted Close Combat Sensors (DCCS) research programme over the next three...

US to boost missile defence with additional interceptor deployments
18 March 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) is planning to deploy an additional 14 ground-based ballistic missile interceptors to boost its defence against nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea,...

Northrop to modernise US DoD's joint command and control system
15 March 2013 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to upgrade and support the US Department of Defense's (DoD) global command and control system-joint (GCCS-J)...

UK Army Riflemen enhances readiness with field training exercise
15 March 2013 The UK Army's 5th Battalion The Rifles (5 Rifles) soldiers have conducted a training exercise with Warrior infantry fighting vehicles at the Sennelager Training Area in Germany, in an effort...

Iranian Army conducts operational testing of two domestic-built missiles
15 March 2013 The Iranian Army's ground forces have conducted operational test-firings of two domestically manufactured missiles, Naze'at-10 and Fajr-5, during a ground exercise currently taking place in...

Rheinmetall starts Gladius soldier system deliveries to German Army
14 March 2013 The German Army has taken delivery of the new Infanterist der Zukunft - Erweitertes System (IdZ-ES) under contract from Rheinmetall Defence during an official ceremony in Inzell,...

Diehl to supply IRIS-T SLS missile systems to Swedish Army
14 March 2013 Diehl Defence has been awarded a contract for delivery of the new infrared imaging system-tail/thrust vector controlled (IRIS-T) surface-launched, short-range (SLS) guided missile systems...

US Army fields first AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopter
14 March 2013 The US Army's 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB) has fielded the first AH-64E Apache attack helicopter during a ceremony at Gray Army Airfield within Joint Base Lewis-McChord...

BAE requests adequate funding to prevent Bradley industrial base closure
13 March 2013 BAE Systems is requesting a base level investment from US Congress to prevent the planned shutdown of the Bradley industrial base production and supply chain from 2014 to...

IDF Ground Forces set to induct Skylark 2 UAV in operational service
13 March 2013 The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) ground troops are planning to bring the Skylark Generation 2 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) into operational service in the next few...

Carnegie Mellon University develops CHIMP for DARPA robotics challenge
13 March 2013 Scientists from the Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) have developed a new, human-size robot to compete in the US Defense Advanced Research...

Afghan National Army to receive additional MSFVs from Textron
12 March 2013 Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&L Systems) has secured a contract for supply of additional mobile strike force vehicles (MSFV) to the Afghan National Army...

DRDO set for maiden test-firing of Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile
12 March 2013 The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is set to conduct maiden test launch of its subsonic cruise missile, Nirbhay, today (12 March) from the Integrated Test Range...

US and South Korea conduct Key Resolve 2013 drills
12 March 2013 The US and Republic of Korea (ROK) militaries have started the annual computerised command post exercise, Key Resolve 2013, on the Korean Peninsula, despite North Korea declaring the...

Saab procures ballistic protection technology from Protaurius
11 March 2013 Saab Barracuda has entered into ballistic protection technology market with the acquisition of Soft Armour, a patented protection technology from...

Italian Army evaluates anti-ballistic capabilities of Aster SAMP/T
11 March 2013 The Italian Army and the French Air Force (ALAT) has conducted test firing of the Aster sol-air moyenne portée terrestre (SAMP/T) air defence system to determine its ability to destroy...

Cassidian introduces new device for radio-controlled IED jamming
11 March 2013 Cassidian has introduced an advanced multifunctional jamming system to significantly improve vehicle protection against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIEDs) in the...

BAE to advance micro-robotics platforms development for US Army
08 March 2013 BAE Systems has received a contract to continue serving as industrial lead for the US Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology (MAST) Collaborative...

KBR contracts Vikoma for additional powerpacks supplies to UK MoD
08 March 2013 Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) has awarded a contract to Vikoma International to supply rugged and portable powerpack equipment to the UK Ministry of Defence...

MDHI completes first phase of live firing exercises of 540F helicopter
08 March 2013 MD Helicopters (MDHI) has successfully completed the first phase of live firing exercises of its MD 540F aircraft at the US Army's Yuma Proving Grounds in...

Air Methods to supply additional medical systems for US HH-60M Black Hawks
07 March 2013 Sikorsky Aircraft has awarded a contract to Air Methods for the supply of its MEDEVAC Interior Systems for installation on the US Army's new HH-60M Black Hawk...

US military orders additional iX104C5 DMSR-M tablets from Xplore
07 March 2013 Xplore Technologies (XPLR) has received a contract to deliver additional iX104C5 Dual-Mode Sunlight-Readable-Military (DMSR-M) rugged tablet systems to the US armed...

UK announces non-lethal assistance to Syrian opposition forces
07 March 2013 The UK Government will provide non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition forces as part of its efforts to end prolonged humanitarian crisis in the country, British foreign secretary...

US Army’s Gray Eagle UAS completes operational testing and evaluation
06 March 2013 The US Army has successfully completed initial operational testing and evaluation (IOT&E) of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at the army's National Training Center (NTC) at...

Tekever demonstrates AR4 Light Ray's ISTAR capabilities to Colombian military
06 March 2013 Tekever has conducted technical trials of its AR4 Light Ray unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to demonstrate its intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR)...

Swedish Army receives first Patria armoured modular vehicle
06 March 2013 Patria has delivered its first armoured modular vehicle (AMV) under a contract to the Swedish Defence Forces to provide high levels of mobility and...

Boeing and Sikorsky offer X2 Technology design for US JMR TD programme
05 March 2013 Boeing and Sikorsky have teamed up to offer a joint proposal for the US Army's joint multirole (JMR) technology demonstrator (TD) phase 1-air vehicle development...

ITT Exelis to supply SpearNet radios for undisclosed foreign customer
05 March 2013 ITT Exelis has received a contract for the delivery of different configurations of its SpearNet ultra high-frequency (UHF) radio systems to an undisclosed international...

EDA reveals prioritised actions for Future Land Systems
05 March 2013 The European Defence Agency (EDA) has revealed prioritised actions to enable more cohesive, effective and stronger European land defence capabilities by 2035, based on the findings of the...

GDATP receives Hydra-70 rocket programme contract from US Army
04 March 2013 General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP) has been awarded two contracts for production and support of the US Army's Hydra-70 rocket system...

US Army's LCU 2001 vessel supports Integrated Advance 2013 exercise
04 March 2013 The US Army South deployed the first of its LCU 2000 series of watercraft during the recently concluded humanitarian-crisis exercise, Integrated Advance 2013, at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay,...

Iraq seeks Rapiscan vehicles and ZBV systems from US
04 March 2013 US Congress has received a notification from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) over a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of Rapiscan system vehicles and associated equipment to...

Rockwell Collins to continue support for US DoD's low-cost GPS programme
01 March 2013 Rockwell Collins has been awarded a technology investment agreement to continue provision of support services for the US military's low-cost global positioning system (GPS)...

IntegenX and SAIC partner to compete for DTRA contracts
01 March 2013 IntegenX has entered into a teaming agreement with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to jointly compete for the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA)...

India conducts development tests of advanced Pinaka rocket system
01 March 2013 The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted development trials of an advanced variant of the domestically manufactured Pinaka rocket system from firing point-II...

February 2013

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Thales to supply additional Sophie XF imagers to German Armed Forces
28 February 2013 Thales has been awarded a follow-on contract for production and delivery of additional Sophie eXtended Functions (XF) Type long-range cooled thermal imaging systems to the German Armed...

ADF's Shadow TUAS to achieve full operational capability in late-2013
28 February 2013 The Australian Defence Forces' (ADF) RQ-7 Shadow 200 tactical unmanned aerial system (TUAS) is scheduled to achieve its full operating capability by the end of...

TS2 introduces new Ka-band communication services for Afghanistan
28 February 2013 Polish satellite access service provider TS2 Satellite Technologies has introduced new Ka-band satellite services to its strategic customers in Afghanistan, to assis coalition troops in the...

Indian Army orders Cheetal helicopters from HAL
27 February 2013 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been awarded a contract by the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for delivery of new Cheetal helicopters to the country's...

UK MoD seeks innovative technologies to enhance military's future operational capabilities
27 February 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has invited proposals from industry partners for development of materials and technologies with unique...

US Army produces new remote sensors for Global Strike NRT-BDA system
27 February 2013 The US Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) has developed a new remote sensor for the Global Strike Near Real-Time Battle Data Assessment (NRT-BDA) system, to improve...

Watervliet Arsenal to supply 60mm mortars to Afghan National Army
26 February 2013 Watervliet Arsenal has been awarded an urgent operational requirement (UOR) contract for production and delivery of 60mm-mnortar systems to the Afghan National Army...

US Army evaluates L-3 WESCAM's MX-25 EO/IR imaging system
26 February 2013 The US Army has conducted in-flight demonstrations of the first L-3 WESCAM-built MX-25 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging system at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona,...

UK and French Armies conduct Exercise Steel Sabre
26 February 2013 The British Army is conducting a joint live firing artillery exercise, Steel Sabre, with French Army personnel at Otterburn Training Area in Northumberland,...

GDELS partners with FSDS to pursue Danish Army's APC-R contract
25 February 2013 General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has joined forces with Falck Schmidt Defence Systems (FSDS) to compete for the Royal Danish Army's M113 armoured personnel carriers...

DARPA issues RFI to mitigate ionising radiation threats
25 February 2013 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued a request for information (RFI) to industry partners for responses on innovative therapies and methods capable of...

Lockheed's DAGR missile demonstrates ground vehicle launch capabilities
25 February 2013 Lockheed Martin's direct attack guided rocket (DAGR) missile has successfully demonstrated its ability to launch from a ground vehicle during a series of test flights at Eglin Air Force Base...

Raytheon to start initial production of Excalibur Ib
22 February 2013 The US Army has awarded a contract to Raytheon to start low-rate initial production (LRIP) of Excalibur Increment b (Ib) precision-guided extended-range...

Navistar to upgrade Afghan National Security Forces' MTV fleet
22 February 2013 Navistar Defense has been awarded an urgent delivery contract to upgrade the edium tactical vehicles (MTV) fleet of the Afghan National Security Forces...

QinetiQ consortia and Niteworks to support UK MoD's ISCO programme
22 February 2013 Three QinetiQ-led consortia and Niteworks have secured research contracts to support the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) information superiority for contingent operations (ISCO) research...

Saab to modernise Swedish ground-based air defence system
21 February 2013 The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded contracts to Saab to deliver and modernise the national army's ground-based air defence...

Raytheon's JLENS system validates TBMD capabilities
21 February 2013 Raytheon's joint land attack cruise missile defence elevated sensor (JLENS) system has demonstrated its tactical ballistic missile defense (TBMD) capabilities during a series of tests at...

Lockheed's SMSS demonstrates autonomous operation through satellite control
21 February 2013 Lockheed Martin's Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) has successfully demonstrated its ability to conduct unmanned autonomous operations while being controlled by a distantly located...

Paramount acquires IADSA to boost land systems capabilities
20 February 2013 Paramount Group, a privately-owned defence and aerospace company, has acquired South Africa-based Industrial & Automotive Design SA (IADSA) in a bid to boost its land systems...

Textron debuts two new Commando vehicle variants at IDEX 2013
20 February 2013 Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) has debuted two new vehicles of its Commando line at the 2013 International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), currently underway in Abu Dhabi,...

Chinese military linked to massive cyber attacks on US companies
20 February 2013 US cybersecurity firm Mandiant has linked a secretive China People's Liberation Army's (PLA) intelligence unit to prolific cyber attacks on the US and foreign companies in the past seven...

TenCate introduces lightweight and portable anti-ballistic shield at IDEX 2013
19 February 2013 TenCate Advanced Armour has launched its ultra lightweight portable anti-ballistic shield at the 2013 International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), currently underway in Abu Dhabi,...

US Army contracts Raytheon/Thales team for helicopter HMDS development
19 February 2013 Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC) has been awarded a contract for engineering and manufacturing (EMD) development of helicopter helmet-mounted displays for the US...

BAE seals cybersecurity partnership with Vodafone
19 February 2013 British defence contractor BAE Systems has signed a five-year strategic agreement with mobile communications provider, Vodafone Group, to offer advanced cybersecurity products and services to...

Lockheed to continue US Army's Apache M-TADS/PNVS modernisation
18 February 2013 Lockheed Martin has been awarded two contracts to continue overhaul of modernised target acquisition designation sight/pilot night-vision sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) of the US Army's AH-64 Apache...

IDF Armored Corps to use CMSS in reserve brigades
18 February 2013 The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Armored Corps is planning to implement the combat management support system (CMSS) in reserve brigades for enhancing combat...

Oshkosh introduces L-ATV utility variant for JLTV programme
18 February 2013 Oshkosh Defense has introduced its light combat tactical all-terrain vehicle (L-ATV) utility variant for the US Army and Marine Corps multi-billion dollar Joint Light Tactical Vehicle...

Danish Army selects five armoured vehicles for evaluations
15 February 2013 The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has shortlisted five out of eight vehicles for the Royal Danish Army's ageing M113 armoured personnel carriers (APC)...

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant introduces new Mi-171 simulator
15 February 2013 Russian Helicopters' subsidiary Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has introduced a new simulator for the Mil Mi-171 military transport...

French DGA contracts Astrium for COMCEPT satellite development
15 February 2013 Astrium has received a contract from the French defence procurement agency (DGA) for the development of the COMplément de Capacités en Elongation, Projection et Théâtre (COMCEPT)...

SAIC to provide C4ISR support services to US Army
14 February 2013 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract for delivering rapid prototyping and technology insertion support to the US...

Thales to supply uncooled optronics for Canadian LAV III vehicles
14 February 2013 General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-C) has awarded a subcontract to Thales Canada to supply uncooled optronics technology for the national army's light-armoured vehicle III (LAV III)...

RADA tests RPS-40 radar's C-RAM detection capabilities
14 February 2013 RADA Electronic Industries has tested the RPS-40 multi-mission hemispheric radar (MHR) to demonstrate its counter-artillery, rockets and mortars (C-RAM) detection...

Rheinmetall to supply additional Gladius systems to German Army
13 February 2013 Rheinmetall Defence has been awarded a contract for the delivery of additional Gladius soldier systems to the German Army for use in...

US Army partners with UMass Lowell to enhance troop safety
13 February 2013 The US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) has signed a collaborative agreement with the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) to develop...

Hammond announces next roulement units for Operation Herrick XVIII
13 February 2013 UK defence secretary Philip Hammond has announced the next roulement units scheduled to be deployed as part of Operation Herrick XVIII in...

Bharat Forge and Elbit team to form new JV in India
12 February 2013 Bharat Forge has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Elbit Systems Land and C4I to establish a new joint venture company (JVC) to address advanced artillery and mortars...

UK MoD publishes international defence engagement strategy
12 February 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has published a new international defence engagement strategy, revealing how non-operational assets and activities will be refocused towards contributing to...

BAE plans largest apprentice recruitment programme for 2013
12 February 2013 British defence contractor BAE Systems is planning to hire 387 engineering and business apprentices throughout its UK businesses as part of the 2013 apprentice recruitment...

UK MoD awards IBDS in-service support contract to Smiths Detection
11 February 2013 Smiths Detection has been awarded a bio-consumables contract to deliver in-service support for the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) integrated biological detection systems (IBDS)...

US Army partners with industry for energy-efficient vehicles production
11 February 2013 The US Army is collaborating with the automotive industry and utility companies to help accelerate production of more energy-efficient and high-performance...

HAL hands over first Rudra helicopter to Indian Army
11 February 2013 The Indian Army has taken delivery of the first domestically manufactured Rudra Mk-IV advanced light helicopter (ALH) under a contract from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited...

US ARNG contracts SAIC for enterprise operations and security services
08 February 2013 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract for providing enterprise operations and security services (EOSS) concept support to the US Army National Guard...

US Army to accelerate software-programmable radios production
08 February 2013 The US Army Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) is planning to issue formal requests for proposals (RFP) for hardware solutions, in support of...

AmSafe to supply Tarian RPG systems to UK MoD
08 February 2013 AmSafe Bridport has received a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply improved rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) protection for its military vehicles currently serving in...

PSEMC to provide equipment for US Army's THAAD missile system
07 February 2013 Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company (PSEMC) to deliver laser initiated ordnance systems (LIOS) for the US Army's terminal high-altitude...

Rheinmetall to supply KAI Fuchs/Fox armoured vehicles to German Army
07 February 2013 Rheinmetall Defence has been awarded a contract to deliver an advanced version of its Fuchs/Fox armoured vehicles to the German...

JJV demonstrates Javelin missile's extended range capability
07 February 2013 The Javelin surface-to-air missile has demonstrated its ability to engage targets beyond the existing maximum range during a series of US Army...

QinetiQ to continue test, evaluation and training support for UK MoD
06 February 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and QinetiQ have agreed a third five-year term contract worth £998m to continue providing test, evaluation and training support services, as part of an...

Indian Army orders CBRN training simulators from Argon
06 February 2013 The Indian Army has placed orders with Argon to supply a range of chemical detector simulators, intended to meet current and future training capability...

BAE contracts Loc for US Army's Paladin integrated management programme
06 February 2013 Loc Performance Products has received a contract from BAE Systems to support the US Army's M109A6/M992A2 Paladin integrated management (PIM)...

US Army uses EST 2000 virtual trainer for mobilisation training
05 February 2013 The US Army is using the Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) 2000 to provide mobilisation training to reserve-component service members prior to global deployments at Joint Base...

French Army receives first FELIN-compatible VBCI armoured vehicle
05 February 2013 France's defence procurement agency (DGA) has handed over the first fantassin à equipements et liaisons intégrés (FELIN) compatible VBCI armoured infantry fighting vehicle to the French...

UK Army deploys first handheld nano surveillance helicopter in Afghanistan
05 February 2013 The UK Army has deployed a new handheld surveillance helicopter, known as the Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle, in support of British troops serving in...

Additional GMLRS rockets ordered by US Army from Lockheed
04 February 2013 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract modification for delivery of additional guided multiple launch rocket system (GMLRS) Unitary rockets to the US Army and Marine...

Sikorsky to repair Colombian Black Hawk helicopters
04 February 2013 Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is planning to start repair work on the Colombian Army's (COLAR) seven damaged UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters at its base depot in Tolemaida,...

US Army receives CIRCM system from Northrop
04 February 2013 The US Army has taken delivery of the first common infrared countermeasures (CIRCM) system under contract from Northrop Grumman, two months ahead of the original...

UK Army conducts Urban Warrior 5 virtual simulation exercise
01 February 2013 Soldiers from the British Army 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh (2 R WELSH) have conducted a virtual simulation exercise, code-named Urban Warrior 5, at the Land Warfare Centre in Warminster,...

Rheinmetall to provide gun mount-adaptable aiming system for German Army
01 February 2013 Rheinmetall Defence has been awarded a contract to supply high-performance electro-optical (EO) sensors, gun mount-adaptable aiming system (LAZ) for integration with German Army...

UK MoD sets out £160bn ten-year defence equipment plan
01 February 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has released a £160bn defence equipment plan, detailing its procurement and support programmes for the country's armed forces in the next ten...

January 2013

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Additional Orbit remote control units ordered by US military
31 January 2013 Orbit Instrument Division has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional remote control units (RCU) to the US...

US Army contracts Battelle for cybersecurity support services
31 January 2013 Battelle has been awarded a contract to provide support services for the US Army's identity management and cryptographic...

UK to deploy troops for EU Mali training mission
31 January 2013 The UK Government has agreed to send troops for the joint European Union (EU) training mission in Mali, the country's defence secretary Philip Hammond has...

US Army soldiers complete Raven SUAS training certification
30 January 2013 The US Army soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division have completed a training certification course of the RQ-11 Raven small unmanned aircraft system (SUAS) at Fort Carson...

Kongsberg wins Canadian TAPV programme subcontract
30 January 2013 Kongsberg Protech Systems (KPS) Canada has received a contract from Textron Systems Canada to support the national army's tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV)...

Australian Defence Forces receives last Giraffe radar
30 January 2013 The Australian Defence Forces (ADF) has taken delivery of the third and final Giraffe agile multi-beam (AMB) radar under contract from Saab, the country's Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare...

US DoD selects Alion for RF spectrum reallocation analysis
29 January 2013 Alion Science and Technology has received a contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to study sharing or relocating its radio frequency (RF) spectrum to the commercial...

Harris to supply RF-7800V radios to an undisclosed Latin American Army
29 January 2013 Harris has been awarded a contract to deliver its Falcon III very high frequency (VHF) combat net radios (CNR) to an unspecified Latin American...

CSI to supply Husky-mounted detection systems to Spanish Army
29 January 2013 Critical Solutions International (CSI) has been awarded a contract for delivery of two-operator Husky-mounted detection systems (HMDS) with ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to help enhance...

Spanish Army’s first Eurocopter NH90 helicopter performs maiden flight
28 January 2013 The Spanish Army Airmobile Force's (FAMET) first Eurocopter NH90 tactical transport helicopter (TTH) has performed its maiden flight at the company's España facility in Albacete, south-east...

GD to provide MUOS upgrade for US Army AN/PRC-155 radios
28 January 2013 General Dynamics (GD) C4 Systems has received a contract from the US Army to upgrade the fielded AN/PRC-155 two-channel Manpack radios, to enable communications with the military's Mobile...

Boeing conducts GMD's non-intercept flight testing
28 January 2013 Boeing has successfully conducted non-intercept flight testing of the US Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) ground-based midcourse defence (GMD) system with a new exo-atmospheric kill vehicle (EKA)...

US Army completes installation of 4.465MW solar power system
25 January 2013 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has completed installation of a 4.465MW solar power system at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico,...

Alion wins US Army's geospatial enterprise support contract
25 January 2013 Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a contract to enhance geospatial battlefield intelligence capabilities of the US...

Canada receives first upgraded LAV III vehicle
25 January 2013 Canada has taken delivery of its first upgraded Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III, to provide its army units on the battlefield with enhanced defensive protection and...

UAE military orders Platt ring mount weapon stations
24 January 2013 W&E Platt has secured a contract for production and delivery of its manually operated protected ring mounts weapon stations to the UAE Armed...

US DoD awards OPETS support services contract to CACI
24 January 2013 CACI International has been awarded a contract to provide support services for one area of the US Department of Defense's (DoD) omnibus programme engineering and technical support (OPETS)...

German Army orders Cassidian Attica imagers for Leopard tanks
24 January 2013 Cassidian Optronics has been awarded a contract to delivery its Attica long-range thermal imaging systems to the German...

ITT Exelis to supply tactical radios for an undisclosed foreign country
23 January 2013 ITT Exelis has been awarded a US foreign military sales (FMS) programme contract for delivery of a wide range of communications equipment to an undisclosed foreign military...

IDF Ground Forces establish advanced simulation laboratory
23 January 2013 The Ground Forces Command of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has established a new, advanced laboratory to better support training requirements of its...

Australian Defence Force to enhance security of resource-rich regions
23 January 2013 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is focusing on enhancing the security of the remote, resource-rich areas in the country's north and western...

UK MoD announces third wave of redundancies
22 January 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence has announced a third round of army redundancies, with a further 5,300 job losses...

Sikorsky and Boeing team up for US Army's JMR TD programme
22 January 2013 Sikorsky Aircraft has entered into a partnership agreement with Boeing to bid for the US Army's joint multi-role (JMR) technology demonstrator (TD) phase 1-air vehicle development...

US Army contracts Lockheed for Apache M-TADS/PNVS system sustainment
22 January 2013 Lockheed Martin has secured a contract modification to continue sustainment of the US Army's Apache modernised target acquisition designation sight / pilot night-vision sensor (M-TADS/PNVS)...

IMP Electronic Systems to support Canadian LAV III upgrade programme
22 January 2013 IMP Electronic Systems has been selected by General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada (GDLS-C) to serve as a subcontractor for the Canadian Army's light-armoured vehicle III (LAV III) upgrade...

Harris to supply Falcon III radios to an undisclosed Nato country
21 January 2013 Harris has been awarded two contracts for the delivery of its Falcon III tactical communication systems and related accessories to an undisclosed Nato member...

US Army awards SUAS requirements contract to Elbit
21 January 2013 The US Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen (ACC-APG) has selected Elbit Systems of America as one of the prime contractors to address its future small unmanned aircraft system (SUAS)...

Blimp in a Box systems ordered by US DoD from Global Telesat
21 January 2013 Global Telesat, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Surveillance Group (WSGI), has received a contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) for its Blimp in a Box (BiB) aerostat...

KVH to supply TACNAV II systems to a foreign military customer
18 January 2013 KVH Industries has been awarded two contracts for delivery of its TACNAV tactical navigation systems to an undisclosed foreign military...

Saft to enhance lithium battery for LRAS3 system
18 January 2013 The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded a contract to Saft to improve the advanced lithium power source (ALPS) battery for use in a wide range of military...

BAE completes PowerOCD trials for UK MoD
18 January 2013 BAE Systems has successfully carried out its Power Operational Concept Demonstration (PowerOCD) for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) at the British Army Training Unit in...

IDF orders IAI's TMAPS inertial navigation systems
17 January 2013 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a multi-year contract for delivery of its TAMAM modular azimuth position system (TMAPS) navigation system to the Israeli Defense Forces...

US DoD contracts The Tauri Group for JPM-TMT support services
17 January 2013 The Tauri Group has been awarded a contract for providing support services for the US Department of Defense's (DoD) joint project manager transformational medical technologies (JPM-TMT)...

French Army receives JIM LR binoculars from Sagem
17 January 2013 The French Army's 2nd Equipment Regiment has taken delivery of an initial batch of 150 JIM Long Range 2 (LR) multifunction cooled infrared (IR) binoculars from...

US Army contracts TCS for SNAP VSAT support services
16 January 2013 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has secured a contract to provide field support for the US Army's secret internet protocol router and non-secure internet protocol router access point (SNAP)...

Saab to supply MAPAM systems to an undisclosed customer
16 January 2013 Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS) has received two delivery contracts for the latest version of its mortar anti-personnel anti-material (MAPAM) systems to an undisclosed international...

Iraqi Army to receive additional Bell 407 Scout helicopters from US
16 January 2013 The US Army has provided three additional Bell Helicopter-built 407 Scout helicopters with associated services to the Iraqi Army Aviation...

US Army contracts Lockheed for additional PAC-3 missiles
15 January 2013 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of additional Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile segment enhancement (MSE) missiles and related equipment...

Northrop wins US Army training centre modernisation contract
15 January 2013 Northrop Grumman has received a multi-year contract for the modernisation of current instrumentation systems at the US Army's National Training and the Joint Readiness Training Centers...

Raytheon's MTS-B system demonstrates surface target observation capabilities
15 January 2013 Raytheon's multi-spectral targeting system-B (MTS-B) has demonstrated its ground-based targets observation capabilities during the company-funded field trials at an undisclosed...

SAIC to support US Army's biometric collection system development
14 January 2013 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract to support the US Army in the development of a tactical biometric collection...

USSOCOM to receive additional Harris Falcon III tactical radios
14 January 2013 Harris has been awarded a contract for the delivery of additional Falcon III multiband manpack radios and accessories to the US Special Operations Command...

UK armed forces to receive new Glock 17 Gen4 pistol
14 January 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Viking Arms to deliver 25,000 new Glock17 Gen4 pistols for the country's armed...

US Army range shot detection system completes government testing
11 January 2013 The US Army's new location of miss and hit (LOMAH) system has successfully completed government acceptance testing (GAT) at Fort Benning in Georgia, and Fort Leonard Wood in...

Russian MoD plans to procure mine clearance robots
11 January 2013 The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to substitute soldiers with robotic systems for munitions disposal and mine clearance operations in the...

GD to supply light armoured vehicles to Colombian Army
11 January 2013 General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-C) has received a contract from the Colombian Ministry of National Defence (MND) for delivery of light armoured vehicle-III (LAV III) to Colombia's...

Thales to supply equipment for German Army's Gladius system
10 January 2013 Rheinmetall Defence has awarded a subcontract to Thales for the production and delivery of night-vision goggles (NVGs) and infrared (IR) modules for the Gladius soldier system being...

AeroVironment wins US Army's small unmanned aircraft systems contract
10 January 2013 AeroVironment has been selected as one of the prime contractors for the US Army's future small unmanned aircraft system (UAS)...

Raytheon conducts live fire-testing of Quick Kill active protection system
10 January 2013 Raytheon has recently conducted live fire-testing of the Quick Kill active protection system (APS) to demonstrate its maturity for protecting the US Army's combat...

US Army releases sources sought notice for NIE 14.1 exercise
09 January 2013 The US Army has issued a sources sought notice requesting interested industry and government sources to participate in the lateste Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) exercise, NIE...

Israel Defense Forces' Kfir Brigade conducts brigade-wide exercise
09 January 2013 The Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) Kfir Brigade soldiers have conducted a brigade-wide exercise at an undisclosed location to expand the scope of their training...

GDLS to supply additional M1A2S Abrams tanks to Saudi Arabian Army
09 January 2013 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has received a contract modification for production and delivery of additional M1A2S Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) to the Royal Saudi Land...

Russian Army to conduct state trials of future soldier uniform
08 January 2013 The Russian Army is set to begin state trials of a future high-tech soldier system in April 2013, Russian Defence Ministry ground forces spokesman lieutenant colonel Nikolai Donyushkin has...

Northrop subcontracts GD for Nato AGS programme contract
08 January 2013 Northrop Grumman has subcontracted General Dynamics (GD) Canada to deliver key communications network technology for the Nato Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS)...

US Army contracts BAE for software and systems engineering support
08 January 2013 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract for delivery of support services to the US Army's Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), as part of the Software Systems Engineering Services...

Reservoir Labs wins DARPA's PERFECT programme support contract
07 January 2013 Reservoir Labs has received a research contract to support the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Power Efficiency Revolution for Embedded Computing Technology (PERFECT)...

Polish military orders Belmont Rapid Infuser system
07 January 2013 Belmont Instrument has been awarded a contract for the delivery of Belmont Rapid Infuser systems to the Polish military for use in treatment of severely wounded soldiers in the...

HAL to unveil armed Rudra helicopter at Aero India 2013
07 January 2013 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is planning to unveil an armed variant of its Rudra advanced light helicopter (ALH) at the forthcoming Aero India Exhibition, which is scheduled to be held...

PPG secures US DoD's powdered CARC system development contract
04 January 2013 PPG Industries has been awarded a contract for the development of a powdered version of the chemical-agent-resistant coating (CARC) system for use on military vehicles and support...

Iranian Army receives Toufan II attack helicopters
04 January 2013 The Iranian Defence Ministry has handed over two domestically developed Toufan II attack helicopters to the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) during a formal...

US Army contracts Block MEMS for buried IED detection
04 January 2013 Block MEMS has received a multi-million dollar contract from the US Army's Joint Improvised Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) to help soldiers detect buried explosives in the...

Cubic to expand mesh asset tracking technology deployment in Afghanistan
03 January 2013 Cubic Global Tracking Solutions has received a series of contracts for installation of its wireless mesh asset tracking technology on two US military bases in...

Iraq seeks VSAT operations and maintenance support from US
03 January 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of very small aperture terminal (VSAT) operations and maintenance services...

Saudi Arabia close to signing Dingo 2 vehicle deal with Germany
03 January 2013 Saudi Arabia is close to agreeing a multimillion euro agreement with Germany for procurement of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann-built Dingo 2 mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP)...

Russia to put new Voronezh-DM radar on combat duty in early 2013
02 January 2013 Russia is set to deploy a new Voronezh-DM class anti-missile radar system on combat duty near Armavir in the southern Krasnodar region in early 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin has...

Qatar requests rocket and missile systems from US
02 January 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of rocket and missile systems and associated equipment to the Qatar...

Indian Military starts search for Tatra truck alternatives
02 January 2013 India's Armed Forces are seeking alternative vehicles to install missile systems in the wake of an impending ban on the acquisition of Tatra all-terrain...

December 2012

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Finnish Army receives Elektrobit tactical network products
21 December 2012 Elektrobit (EB) has handed over the first series of the tactical wireless IP network communication system, including tactical router and radio head units, under contract to the Finnish Defence...

US Army orders additional Cubic I-MILES tactical vehicle systems
21 December 2012 Cubic Defense Applications has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional instrumentable multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) tactical vehicle systems (I-MILES TVS) to the...

Australian Army receives D-VEX systems from GD
21 December 2012 The Australian Army has taken delivery of two digital video exploitation (D-VEX) systems from General Dynamics (GD) Mediaware for installation onboard its RQ-7 Shadow 200 tactical unmanned...

Aerosonde to provide Shadow 200 TUAS training to Australian Army
20 December 2012 Aerosonde has received a contract from the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to provide operational training for the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) RQ-7 Shadow 200 tactical unmanned...

GDLS-C wins Canadian Army's LAV III RSS upgrade contract
20 December 2012 General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-C) has been awarded a contract to define and select an enhanced surveillance suite for integration into the Canadian Army's LAV III combat...

Rheinmetall conducts field trials of 50kW HEL weapon system
20 December 2012 Rheinmetall Defence has successfully completed field trials of the new 50kW high-energy laser (HEL) technology demonstrator at its Ochsenboden Proving Ground (EZO) in...

US Army conducts operational training on M160 MV4 mine clearance vehicle
19 December 2012 US Army soldiers have conducted operational training of the M160 MV4 DOK-ING mine clearance and firefighting vehicle at McGregor Range in New Mexico and Fort Bliss in Texas, US, prior to...

BAE Phoenix networking radios validated by US Army
19 December 2012 The US Army has validated the tactical networking capabilities of BAE Systems-built Phoenix-2C networking radios during exercises recently concluded at Fort Huachuca in Arizona,...

UK MoD to sell excess radio spectrum to enhance 4G network
19 December 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to sell around 200MHz of its radio spectrum usage rights to help private operators and companies increase capacity for fourth-generation (4G)...

US Army orders SNAP VSAT satellite systems equipment from TCS
18 December 2012 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has been awarded a contract for delivery of secret internet protocol router and non-secure internet protocol router access point (SNAP) 1.2M Lite very small...

Israeli MoD to float RFP for Rakiya vehicle development in 2013
18 December 2012 The Israeli Ministry of Defence (IMOD) is planning to float an initial request for proposal (RFP) for development of the Rakiya Future Manned Combat Vehicle (FMCV) in...

DARPA contracts Arsenal to continue foam technology development for combat injuries
18 December 2012 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to Arsenal Medical to continue development of its foam technology for the treatment of intra-abdominal haemorrhage...

Australian Army receives first Hawkei prototype from Thales
17 December 2012 Thales Australia has handed over the first Hawkei protected mobility vehicle (PMV) and trailer prototypes to the Australian...

DARPA awards SeeMe programme phase one contract to Raytheon
17 December 2012 Raytheon has been awarded a contract to support phase one of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements (SeeMe)...

Selex's Gabbiano T-20 radar flight tested on Hermes 450 UAS
17 December 2012 Selex Galileo's Gabbiano T-20 radar has successfully demonstrated ground-mapping and target detection capabilities onboard an Elbit Systems' Hermes 450 unmanned aircraft system...

US Army Operational Test Command concludes NIE 13.1 exercise
14 December 2012 The US Army Operational Test Command (OTC) soldiers have completed their fourth iteration of the semi-annual field exercises, Network Integration Evaluations 13.1 (NIE), at Fort Bliss in Texas,...

Supacat delivers new special operations vehicle prototype to ADF
14 December 2012 Supacat has delivered a new special operations vehicle prototype to the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) to help address its Special Operations Vehicle-Direct Action (SOV-DA)...

Boeing test flights unmanned Little Bird demonstrator aircraft
14 December 2012 Boeing has conducted autonomous test flight of its Unmanned Little Bird (ULB) demonstrator aircraft at the Republic of Korea Army's (ROKA) Aviation School in Nonsan, South...

Lockheed and University of Surrey partner to enhance armoured vehicle protection
13 December 2012 Research engineers at the University of Surrey have developed a new method for enhancing the protection and survivability of armoured vehicles used by the UK Army and Special Forces, as part of...

BAE to supply additional tactical vests for US military
13 December 2012 The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded a contract modification to BAE Systems for the production and delivery of additional improved outer tactical vests (IOTVs) to the US...

India Army test launches Agni-I nuclear capable missile
13 December 2012 Personnel from the Indian Army's Strategic Forces Command (SFC) have successfully test launched the Agni-I domestically developed nuclear-capable missile from Wheeler Island off the coast...

US Army selects GD for Eagle contract
12 December 2012 General Dynamics' (GD) Global Force has been selected by the US Army Sustainment Command (ASC) as one of the prime contractors to compete for the Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise...

American Systems to provide SIPRnet support services to US Army
12 December 2012 American Systems has been awarded a general services administration connections II contract for the provision of voice and secret internet protocol router network (SIPRnet) communications...

UK Army receives Thales Talisman training system
12 December 2012 The UK Army has taken delivery of the Thales Talisman Training System (T3S) from Thales UK to help support the Royal Engineers' interactive training, prior to the system’s deployment in...

Kaiser Aircraft to support US Army’s UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter
11 December 2012 The US Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate has awarded a contract to Kaiser Aircraft Industries to provide support services for its UH-60 Blackhawk...

Northrop introduces US Army’s version 2.0 integrated battle command system software
11 December 2012 Northrop Grumman has introduced version 2.0 of the US Army's integrated air and missile defence battle command system (IBCS) software, following comprehensive testing conducted at its...

France selects Thales firing simulators for upgraded AMX 10 RC vehicles
11 December 2012 Thales’ STP new platoon-level firing simulators have been selected by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for installation onto the army’s upgraded AMX 10 RC armoured reconnaissance...

Lockheed continues PAC-3 MSE missile's TBM intercept testing
10 December 2012 Lockheed Martin has successfully validated the tactical ballistic missile (TBM) destruction capabilities of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile segment enhancement (MSE)...

ViaSat deploys integrated waveform network control station for UK MoD
10 December 2012 ViaSat has installed an integrated waveform network control station (IW NCS) for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), marking completion of Phase 1 of the ultra-high frequency (UHF)...

TCS to supply Micro VSAT and baseband equipment for US Army
10 December 2012 The US Army has awarded an additional $2.8m funding order to TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) for the supply of X and Ku-band Micro very-small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite...

Lockheed awards ThAAD seeker production contract to BAE
07 December 2012 Lockheed Martin has awarded initial contract funding to BAE Systems for production of infrared (IR) seekers to support the US Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon...

Paramount Group partners with Codesur to expand in Latin America
07 December 2012 South Africa's privately owned defence and aerospace company, Paramount Group, has signed a partnership agreement with Argentina-based Codesur, in an effort to further expand its business...

Saab receives component delivery contract for Carl-Gustaf system
07 December 2012 Saab has been awarded a contract modification for the delivery of additional ammunition components for the Carl-Gustaf M3 man-portable weapon system to an undisclosed...

Harris to supply Falcon tactical radios for an Asian customer
06 December 2012 Harris has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Falcon line of radio systems to address tactical communication requirements of an undisclosed central Asian...

US Army awards JAGM continued technology development contract
06 December 2012 The US Army has awarded a contract to Raytheon for the production and delivery of a next-generation guidance section, as part of its joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) continued...

Thales to supply transmission network simulator to French Army
06 December 2012 Thales has received a Moyen Adapté à la Simulation des Transmissions en Réseaux (MASTER) contract from the French defence procurement agency (DGA) for the delivery of a transmission...

DRS to enhance Canadian Army vehicle's networking capability
05 December 2012 DRS Technologies Canada has been awarded a contract to modernise communication systems of the Canadian Army's tactical vehicles, as part of the Canadian Land Command Support System (LCSS)...

GDC4S to deliver additional AN/PRC-155 radios to US Army
05 December 2012 General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) has been awarded a $306m contract for delivery of additional AN/PRC-155 joint tactical radio system (JTRS) handheld, manpack, small form fit (HMS) radios to...

US Army receives first digital range training system
05 December 2012 The US Army has taken delivery of the first Digital Range Training System (DRTS) under contract from Lockheed Martin, which will be used to support live fire gunnery qualifications of...

SAIC to provide software and systems engineering services to US Army
04 December 2012 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract to deliver software engineering and scientific support services (SSES) to the US Army Communications...

GD and Rafael partner to offer Samson RWS to US Military
04 December 2012 General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP) has entered into a teaming agreement with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to offer the Samson remote weapons stations (RWS) to the...

CAE introduces dynamic synthetic environment capability at I/ITSEC 2012
04 December 2012 CAE has launched its next-generation capability and solution, CAE Dynamic Synthetic Environment (DSE), this week at the 2012 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education...

Australian DoD receives automated biometric information system
03 December 2012 The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has taken delivery of the trial proof of concept automated biometric information system (ABIS) from Northrop...

Bangladesh Army inducts Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters
03 December 2012 Two Eurocopter-built AS365 N3+ Dauphin multipurpose helicopters have formally entered service with the Bangladeshi Army during a ceremony at Station Headquarters Dhaka Cantonment, in...

US Army contracts BAE for RG33 vehicle reset programme
03 December 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to support conversion of the US Army's RG33 mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles into medium mine protected vehicles...

November 2012

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Israel orders additional Fightex combat uniforms
30 November 2012 Fibrotex Technologies has been awarded a contract for the delivery of additional Fightex two-sided combat uniforms to an elite unit of the Israel Defense Forces...

US Army contracts Pratt & Whitney to develop variable-speed power turbine
30 November 2012 Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a contract for research and development of an advanced variable-speed power turbine (AVSPOT) for the US Army's...

Lockheed conducts MEADS's first intercept flight testing
30 November 2012 Lockheed Martin has successfully conducted the medium extended air defence system's (MEADS) first ever intercept test flight against an airborne target at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico,...

Alion to support US Army’s project manager soldier weapons programme
29 November 2012 Alion Science and Technology has received an engineering research and development task order from the US Army to support its project manager soldier weapons (PM SW) programme, a unit within...

Saudi Arabia requests logistics supply support from US
29 November 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) for blanket order requisitions under the cooperative logistics supply...

Pakistani Army test launches Hatf-V ballistic missile
29 November 2012 The Pakistani Army Strategic Force Command (ASFC) has successfully tested the domestically manufactured, medium-range Hatf-V (Ghauri) ballistic missile...

CACI wins US Army’s MTCS training and simulation support contract
28 November 2012 The US Army Reserve Command (USARC) has awarded a contract to CACI International for the delivery of simulation and training solutions in support of the mission command training support...

Israel orders ISTAR and armoured driving trainers from Elbit
28 November 2012 Elbit Systems has been awarded contracts for delivery of intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) trainer and armoured driving trainers (ADTs) to the...

Lockheed's anti-munition system demonstrates target engagement capabilities
28 November 2012 The Lockheed Martin-built Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system has successfully demonstrated its target engagement capabilities during a series of test flights against representative...

Russia’s new AK-12 assault rifle is flawed, says Tochmash
27 November 2012 Izhmash's newly developed AK-12 assault rifle has demonstrated technical faults during its preliminary trials, Russian central arms testing body, Tochmash's general director Dmitry Semizirov...

BAE and Northrop reveal details of hybrid Ground Combat Vehicle
27 November 2012 BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman have released details of their proposed vehicle for the US Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV)...

Chilean Army conducts first test flight of Lascar UAS
27 November 2012 The Chilean Army has conducted first test flight of its indigenously manufactured unmanned aircraft system (UAS), Lascar, in Biobio Region,...

German Army to deploy Tiger helicopters in Afghanistan
26 November 2012 The German Army is planning to deploy the Tiger multi-role combat helicopter in Afghanistan in December 2012 to safeguard its soldiers against aerial attacks,following a comprehensive...

US Army awards additional TEIS III task orders to NCI
26 November 2012 NCI has been awarded multiple contracts to continue providing support services to the US Army under the existing Total Engineering and Information Systems (TEIS) III contract...

Dunne confirms UK’s order for 51 more Foxhounds
26 November 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with General Dynamics Land Systems-Force Protection Europe (GDLS-FPE) for the delivert of additional Foxhound light protected patrol...

Elbit delivers Command and Staff Trainer to Royal Netherlands Army
23 November 2012 The Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) has taken delivery of the Command and Staff Trainer (CST) system from Elbit Systems for use during battalion, brigade and higher levels headquarters...

US Army contracts ManTech for software and systems engineering services
23 November 2012 ManTech International has been awarded a contract for the delivery of software and systems engineering services (SSES) to the US Army's Communications-Electronics Command Life Cycle...

Otokar launches Turkey's first Altay tank prototypes
23 November 2012 Otokar has rolled out the first two prototypes of Turkey's first domestically manufactured third-generation+ main battle tank (MBT), Altay, at its facility in Sakarya,...

House of Lords debates Chinese nuclear disarmament
23 November 2012 A Labour Party politician has urged the UK Government to advance talks with China on multilateral nuclear...

US Army contracts Rockwell Collins for satellite communication services
22 November 2012 Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract to provide satellite communication (SATCOM) services to the US Army Communication-Electronics Command (CECOM), which is located at Aberdeen...

KMW to supply Egress training solutions for Swedish Army
22 November 2012 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has received a contract from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the delivery of vehicle Egress training systems to Sweden's armed...

BAE partners with Expal for Australia's domestic munitions manufacturing arrangements project
22 November 2012 BAE Systems Australia has signed an exclusive agreement with Expal Systems to submit bid for the Australian Government's domestic munitions manufacturing arrangements (DMMA)...

Saft to continue high-power fuel cell support for US Army's GCV programme
21 November 2012 Saft has received a contract from BAE Systems to continue production of Lithium-ion energy storage system (ESS) for the US Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV)...

Iraq seeks to acquire 30 Stryker vehicles from the US
21 November 2012 The Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to procure 30 General Dynamics-built Stryker infantry combat vehicles (ICVs) from the US Army, Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems...

Oman and Indonesia request Javelin missile sale from US
21 November 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of two potential foreign military sales (FMS) of the Javelin anti-tank missile and associated equipment to Oman and...

Thai Army orders STARStreak air defence missiles from Thales
20 November 2012 Thales UK has been awarded a multi-million pound contract for delivery of its STARStreak very-short-range air defence missile (VSHORAD) system to the Royal Thai...

US Army Research Lab to develop improved pelvic protection systems
20 November 2012 The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) scientists have developed a novel lab scale test methodology for comprehensive assessment of personal protection equipment (PPE) to develop improved...

Boeing contracts Heroux-Devtek for Chinook landing gear
20 November 2012 Boeing has awarded a multi-year contract to Heroux-Devtek for the production and delivery of landing gear for the US Army's CH-47 Chinook medium-to-heavy-lift...

PrimaLoft teams GORE to introduce Loft jacket for USSOCOM
19 November 2012 PrimaLoft has signed a teaming agreement with GORE Military Fabrics to introduce a new layering insulation garment, the Lightweight Loft jacket, for US Special Operations Command...

US Army establishes new proteomics research facility
19 November 2012 The US Army has established a new Proteomics Core Facility, to support basic and applied research projects aimed at developing solutions to counter an array of chemical, biological,...

US DoD selects Enerliance for energy saving technologies demonstration
19 November 2012 Enerliance has been selected by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to demonstrate its two energy-saving proposals, as part of the Environmental Security Technology Certification Programme...

Israel violence escalation underpins need for strong leadership
16 November 2012 Barely a week after the results of the US Presidential election were heard has President Barack Obama, voted in for a second term, been dealt his first test of foreign...

Swedish Armed Forces deploy Argon CBRN simulators
16 November 2012 The Swedish Army has used its new chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) training simulators in the multinational Reconnaissance Exercise 2012 (RECCEX-12), held in Umea,...

MIRA and Ultra Electronics win UK Warrior CSP supply contracts
16 November 2012 British engineering design specialists MIRA and Ultra Electronics have received supplier contracts from Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill to support the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Warrior...

US Army contracts EADS North America for additional UH-72A Lakotas
16 November 2012 EADS North America has been awarded a contract option for delivery of additional UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters (LUHs) to the US...

US Army orders Paladin DesignBase software from Power Analytics
15 November 2012 Power Analytics has been awarded a contract for delivery of its Paladin DesignBase software to the US Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center...

US Army installs AtHoc IWSAlerts emergency mass notification system
15 November 2012 The US Army has installed the AtHoc-built IWSAlerts emergency mass notification system (EMNS) for force protection and personnel accountability at Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Parks in California,...

Danish Army's M113 APC replacement programme moves ahead
15 November 2012 The Danish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received proposals from eight European companies for a contract to replace the Royal Danish Army's ageing M113 armoured personnel carriers (APC)...

French Army receives third NH90 helicopter
14 November 2012 NH Industries has delivered a third NH90 tactical transport helicopter (TTH) to the French Army at Eurocopter's facility in Marignane,...

Lorica to supply turret armour for British Army's Warrior CSP
14 November 2012 Lockheed Martin UK has selected Lorica Systems UK as the preferred turret armour supplier for the British Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Warrior capability sustainment programme...

US Army orders additional SAIC integrated helicopter crew member simulators
14 November 2012 The US Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) has awarded a contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide...

General Dynamics C4 Systems' Nett Warrior radios ordered by US Army
13 November 2012 The US Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) for low rate initial production (LRIP) and delivery of a new lightweight secure radio for its Nett Warrior...

US Army scientists develops algorithm for wirelessly linking ground robots
13 November 2012 US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) scientists have developed an algorithm to help the Department of Defense (DoD) maintain wirelessly networked army packBots and other military equipments...

CSC to upgrade US Army's reconfigurable collective training devices
13 November 2012 CSC has been awarded a firm-fixed price (FFP) contract modification to upgrade the US Army's simulator-based flight and related aviation training...

Airborne Systems starts US Army JPADS 10K system's full rate production
12 November 2012 Airborne Systems has started full rate production phase of the US Army's first 243-type classified 10K joint precision aerial delivery system...

Qatar requests PAC-3 missile sale from US
12 November 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) fire units and related equipment to...

Canadian Army contracts GDLS-C for additional LAV III vehicles upgrade
12 November 2012 General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-C) has been awarded a contract modification for upgrade of the Canadian Army's 66 additional LAV III combat...

US and Japan conclude Exercise Orient Shield 2012
09 November 2012 The US Army and Japan Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF) soldiers have completed a bilateral training exercise, code-named Orient Shield 2012, at Aibano Training Area in Shiga Prefecture,...

Thales completes Australia's next-generation desktop pilot programme
09 November 2012 Thales Australia has successfully completed the Australian Department of Defence's (DoD) next-generation desktop (NGD) project pilot programme, which is designed to provide significant cost...

GDELS tests mobile test rig of UK Army's specialist vehicle
09 November 2012 General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has trialled the mobile test rig (MTR) of the specialist vehicle (SV) element of the UK Army's future armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) programme at...

Qatar and UAE requests THAAD missile sales from US
08 November 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of terminal high-altitude area defence (THAAD) missiles and fire units to the...

Harris to supply RF-7800I systems to Middle Eastern country
08 November 2012 Harris has been awarded a contract for delivery of its RF-7800I vehicular intercom systems to the military of an undisclosed Middle Eastern...

US Army awards GTACS contracts to Globecomm and Harris
08 November 2012 Globecomm Systems and Harris have been selected as prime contractors for the US Army Program Executive Office - Command, Control and Communications - Tactical's (PEO-C3T) multi-billion...

CFDRC to develop new salt-based rocket propellant for US Military
07 November 2012 CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC) has been awarded a contract for development of new salt-based propellants to support the US Military's future air-launched and shoulder-fired missile...

DARPA seeks to develop multiband camera systems for dismounted soldiers
07 November 2012 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is encouraging proposals for the development of advanced helmet-mounted and clip-on camera systems for dismounted soldiers, as part of...

UAE and UK pledge to establish bilateral defence industrial partnership
07 November 2012 The UAE has agreed to establish a long-term strategic defence partnership with the UK at the end of British Prime Minister David Cameron's two-day diplomacy and trade visit to the...

Russia begins state trials of AK-12 assault rifle
06 November 2012 The Russian central arms testing body has started state testing of Izhmash's newly developed AK-12 assault rifle, which is an upgraded variant of the Russian Army's Soviet-era AK-74...

Sikorsky expands Colombian Black Hawks support with new business office
06 November 2012 Sikorsky Aircraft has established a new business office in Bogota, Colombia, to extend its support for the country's UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopter...

US Army selects Raytheon's WNaN radios for NIE 13.1 exercise
06 November 2012 Raytheon BBN Technologies-built Version 4 Wireless Network after Next (WNaN) radios have been selected by the US Army for evaluations during the forthcoming network integration evaluation...

SAF concludes Exercise Daring Warrior 2012 in US
05 November 2012 The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and US Army have taken part in Daring Warrior 2012, a high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) live-firing exercise at Fort Sill,...

Saab receives new orders for Carl-Gustaf weapon system
05 November 2012 Saab has received new delivery orders from an undisclosed customer to provide additional ammunition components for the Carl-Gustaf M3 version man-portable weapon...

US DAC approves full-rate production of Apache Block III helicopter
05 November 2012 The US Army has received an approval from the Defense Acquisition Board (DAC) for moving ahead with full-rate production (FRP) of the Apache Block III helicopter, project manager colonel...

Textron subcontracts Rheinmetall for Canadian TAPV programme
02 November 2012 Textron Systems Canada has awarded a C$205m ($205.14m) subcontract to Rheinmetall Canada for the national army's tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV)...

US Army orders Saab's new head-up display system
02 November 2012 Saab has secured a contract for first-time delivery of its newly developed RIGS head-up display (HUD) system to the US Army for enhancing the safety of its helicopters in challenging...

GD and US Army test GPS-guided munition on Tiger Shark UAV
02 November 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems and the US Army Armament Research and Development Engineering Center (ARDEC) have conducted a joint GPS-guided weapons test with the Tiger...

Harris to continue support for US Army's MET programme
01 November 2012 Harris has been awarded a contract to continue supply of advanced military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) terminals to the US Army, as part of its modernisation of enterprise terminals...

BDA flight instructors completes operator training on EC135 helicopter
01 November 2012 Boeing Defence Australia's (BDA) flight instructors have completed operator training on the EC135 helicopter it is offering for the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) helicopter aircrew...

Raytheon demonstrates US Army's SRW on next-generation radios
01 November 2012 Raytheon has completed demonstration of the US Army's soldier radio waveform (SRW) on its new family of airborne and ground radio terminals, marking a significant milestone towards deployment...

October 2012

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IDF to equip combat soldiers with new protective vests
31 October 2012 The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has developed a new, lighter and more compact next-generation protective vest for its combat troops for reducing load and improving mission...

Wyle to conduct qualification testing of US Army's UH-60 Blackhawks
31 October 2012 The US Army has awarded a multi-year contract to Wyle for qualification testing of subsystems and components of its Sikorsky-built UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter...

University partners with firms to develop new blast and ballistic survivability material
31 October 2012 The University of Nottingham in the UK and seven industry firms have teamed up for a research project that aims to develop a new material for increased blast and ballistic...

US Army awards MRAP maintenance and repair contract to VSE
30 October 2012 VSE has received a firm-fixed price level-of-effort (FFP/LOE) prime contract to support the maintenance and repair work currently performed at the US Army's fleet of...

Lockheed to upgrade combat vehicle simulators
30 October 2012 Lockheed Martin has received a competitively awarded five-year $114m contract from the US Army to modernise combat vehicle simulators to enhance training for...

Italy considers enhancing Aster SAMP/T with anti-ballistic capability
30 October 2012 The Italian Army is considering enhancing the capability of its new Aster surface-to-air missile platform/terrain (SAMP/T) against tactical ballistic missiles, which are yet to enter...

US DoD orders Harris Falcon III tactical radio accessories kits
29 October 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has placed orders with Harris to supply tactical radio accessory kits for the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack...

Arista to continue intelligent micro-grid development for US Army
29 October 2012 The US Army has awarded a phase-two contract to Arista Power to continue development of a new intelligent scalable micro-grid, as part of its renewable energy for distributed under-supplied...

US contracts Lockheed for AMAS development and testing
29 October 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin for the production, integration and testing of the Autonomous Mobility Applique System...

ITT Exelis to supply AN/AVS-6 aviator goggles to US Army
26 October 2012 ITT Exelis has received an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for providing its enhanced third-generation aviation night-vision systems and associated spare parts to the US...

DARPA contracts Cubic for next-generation One Shot sniper development
26 October 2012 Cubic Defense Applications has received a contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for development of the next-generation (XG) of One Shot crosswind and...

MDA completes BMDS FTI-01 live-fire demonstrations
26 October 2012 The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has completed the ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) flight test integrated-01 (FTI-01) live-fire demonstration at the US Army's Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan...

TPG selects Honeywell’s Spectra Shield for US Army helicopters
25 October 2012 The Protective Group (TPG) has selected Honeywell's Spectra Shield ballistic material for integration into the US Army's UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook...

US Marine Corps awards videogame training contract
25 October 2012 The US Marine Corps has awarded a contract to Bohemia Interactive Simulations to further develop the capabilities of its Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2) game-based military training...

Raytheon completes Excalibur Ib projectile's qualification flight tests
25 October 2012 Raytheon has completed qualification flight tests of its Excalibur Ia-2 precision-guided projectile to validate its performance and efficacy at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona,...

Raytheon conducts live firing exercise of BattleGuard system
24 October 2012 Raytheon's BattleGuard modular weapon system has demonstrated its accurate target identification and engagement capabilities in multiple scenarios during a live-fire exercise at Fort Benning...

Lockheed's JAGM dual-mode seeker completes captive flight tests
24 October 2012 The dual-mode seeker of Lockheed Martin-built joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) has successfully demonstrated its target tracking capabilities during high-speed captive flight tests at the...

Australian Army orders NIITEK HMDS systems
24 October 2012 Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology (NIITEK), a Chemring Group subsidiary, has been awarded a contract for production and supply of its Husky-mounted detection systems (HMDS) to support...

Danish MoD orders additional JIM LR binoculars from Sagem
23 October 2012 Sagem has received a contract from the Nato Support Agency (NSPA) for delivery of additional JIM long-range (LR) multifunction infrared (IR) binoculars to the Danish Ministry of Defence...

ManTech to continue support for US Army's Guardrail systems
23 October 2012 The US Army Communications-Electronics Command Software Engineering Center (CECOM SEC) has awarded a contract to ManTech International to continue providing software engineering services for...

MEADS IFF system concludes certification testing
23 October 2012 The advanced Mode 5 identification friend-or-foe (IFF) system of the Medium Extended Air Defence System (MEADS) has successfully completed certification testing at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base...

SAIC to provide IT support services to US Army AMCOM
22 October 2012 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract for the provision of information technology (IT) support services to the US Army Aviation and Missile Life...

Northrop to upgrade US Army's Joint Tactical Ground Station
22 October 2012 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a pre-planned product improvement (P3I) contract for modernisation of the US Army's Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS)...

Boeing contracts Elbit for Apache Block III mission processor upgrade
22 October 2012 Boeing has awarded a contract to Elbit Systems of America for retrofit and modernisation of the mission processor of the US Army's Block III AH-64D Apache Longbow attack...

Aerospace and Defence firms pledge collaboration to resolve global challenges
19 October 2012 Five of the world's biggest aerospace and defence contractors, Finmeccanica, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Saab, have agreed to work together to address a wide range of...

Lockheed completes US DoD's DCGS-I testbed modernisation
19 October 2012 Lockheed Martin has completed upgrading the US Department of Defense's (DoD) distributed common ground/surface system-imagery (DCGS-I) testbed, with a successful site acceptance testing at...

Northrop introduces Titus unmanned ground vehicle
19 October 2012 Northrop Grumman's subsidiary Remotec has launched the new Titus unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for military explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and law enforcement...

Australian Army to acquire additional M777A2 howitzer batteries
18 October 2012 The Australian Government has authorised acquisition of two additional batteries of lightweight towed howitzers by the country's army to help enhance indirect fire...

DARPA seeks non-contact methods for embedded IED detection
18 October 2012 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking demonstrations of advanced technologies for the detection of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), as part of its methods...

Russia to conduct first live firing of Pantsyr missile system
18 October 2012 The Russian Army will conduct live firing tests of its Pantsyr short-range gun-missile system against cruise missile targets at a range in northern Russia, a government official has...

Rheinmetall to develop portable power source for Canadian Forces
17 October 2012 The Canadian Government has awarded a contract to Rheinmetall Canada for development of a portable power source for use by the country's deployed...

Elektrobit to supply Tough VoIP systems to Finnish Army
17 October 2012 Elektrobit (EB) has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Tough VoIP tactical communication systems to the Finnish...

Ceradyne to launch MOHAWK helmet at AUSA 2012
17 October 2012 Ceradyne is planning to launch its new modular hard wired kitted (MOHAWK) boltless combat helmet at the forthcoming Annual Association of the US Army (AUSA), scheduled to be held in Washington...

Dana Spicer CTIS to feature in all selected JLTV vehicles
16 October 2012 Dana's Spicer central tyre inflation system (CTIS) has been selected for inclusion into all vehicles recently selected for the US Army and Marine Corps Joint Light Vehicle Tactical Vehicle...

KBR and FMLS selected by US Army for EAGLE programme
16 October 2012 The US Army Sustainment Command (ACC) has selected Fluor-ManTech Logistics Solutions (FMLS) and KBR to compete for the multibillion dollar emerging enhanced army global logistics enterprise...

US Army contracts iRobot for 310 SUGV support services
16 October 2012 iRobot has been awarded an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide support services for the US Army's iRobot 310 small unmanned ground vehicle (SUGV)...

US orders Saint-Gobain Sapphire transparent armour system
15 October 2012 Saint-Gobain Crystals has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of its Sapphire Transparent Armor System for integration into the US Army and Marine Corps' M142 High...

BAE to continue providing ADPS services to UK MoD
15 October 2012 BAE Systems has received a contract modification from the UK Land Forces HQ Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) to continue providing advisory web-based aviation deconfliction planning services...

Australian Army rolls out new IED blast gauges
15 October 2012 The Australian Army's Diggerworks team has rolled out new blast gauges designed to provide assistance to treat soldiers injured from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in...

SAF's 5 SIR soldiers participate in Exercise Wallaby
12 October 2012 Infantry soldiers from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) have completed army training evaluation centre (ATEC) testing during Exercise Wallaby 2012, currently underway in Shoalwater Bay...

UK MoD's LOSA RED programme moves ahead
12 October 2012 A Selex Galileo-led cross-industry team has been awarded a contract to implement the first phase of the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Land Open Systems Architecture (LOSA)...

BAE wins US Army Bradley vehicle retrofit contract
12 October 2012 The US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) has awarded a contract to BAE Systems for retrofit of the Bradley infantry fighting vehicles...

GD uses Honeywell Spectra Shield for Foxhound LPPVs
11 October 2012 General Dynamics Land Systems: Force Protection Europe (GDLS:FPE) is using Honeywell's Spectra Shield ballistic material to armour the UK Army's Foxhound light protected patrol vehicles...

Royal Thai Army orders two AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters
11 October 2012 AgustaWestland has received a contract to supply its AW139 medium-twin utility helicopters to the Royal Thai...

Nato tests Italian AN/TPS-77 radar for BMD system
11 October 2012 The Italian AN/TPS-77 tactical transportable radar system has successfully completed the Nato Communications and Information (NCI) Agency's Ensemble Test 2, demonstrating its compatibility with...

German Army's PARS 3 missile enters full rate production
10 October 2012 MBDA Germany has successfully completed test flights of the PARS 3 long-range missile system aboard the German Army's Tiger support helicopter at Defence Technology Center...

BAE to supply additional M88A2 recovery vehicles to Iraqi Army
10 October 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded a foreign military sale (FMS) contract for production and delivery of additional M88A2 heavy equipment recovery combat utility lift evacuation systems (HERCULES) to...

Harris to supply Falcon III radios to undisclosed Nato country
10 October 2012 Harris has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Falcon III range of multiband, multi-mission tactical radio systems to the armed forces of an undisclosed Nato...

US Army awards Chinook PBL contract to Boeing
09 October 2012 Boeing has been awarded a multi-year performance-based logistics (PBL) contract to continue providing support for the US Army's CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter fleet....

BAE launches new Phoenix family of radios for US Army
09 October 2012 BAE Systems has introduced its newly developed Phoenix networking radios to help address modern day tactical communication requirements of the US Army in the...

Raytheon to supply wireless TOW missiles to US Army
09 October 2012 Raytheon has been awarded a multi-year contract for the delivery of new wireless Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wireless (TOW) missile systems to the US...

US approves range extension of South Korea's ballistic missiles
08 October 2012 The US Government has signed a revised bilateral agreement with South Korea enabling an extension of the latter's ballistic missile ranges to increase protection against threats from North...

Boeing to conduct high-power testing of US Army HEL TD system
08 October 2012 Boeing has been awarded a follow-on contract for continuing the production of a truck-mounted directed energy system as part of the US Army's high energy laser mobile demonstrator (HEL MD)...

Third virtual clearance training suite deployed by US Army
08 October 2012 The US Army has deployed the third virtual clearance training suite (VCTS) at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri to provide real-time route area clearance missions training to soldiers before...

Lockheed team to start work on DISA's GSM-O contract
05 October 2012 Lockheed Martin has received an approval from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) to start managing operations of the Department of Defense's (DoD) worldwide data network, the...

US Army awards Bradley ECP 2 contract to BAE
05 October 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded a second phase engineering change proposal (ECP 2) contract to support the upgrade programme of the US Army's Bradley infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs)...

US Army orders additional WIN-T Increment 2 systems from GD4CS
05 October 2012 General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 (Inc 2) systems to the US Army, as part of...

Romney pledges deficit-defying defence spending
04 October 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has pledged to increase the US Department of Defense's budget during the first of three televised...

US Army’s new fixed-wing aircraft development programme moves ahead
04 October 2012 The US Army's Project Manager (PM) Fixed-Wing has submitted an initial capabilities document to the US Department of Defense (DoD) for approval to advance the new utility aircraft...

Kongsberg to continue support for US Army's M153 CROWS system
04 October 2012 Kongsberg Gruppen has been awarded a contract modification to provide support services for the US Army's M153 Protector common remotely-operated weapon stations (CROWS)...

Indian Army test fires Prithvi-II nuclear missile
04 October 2012 The Indian Army has completed a successful test firing of its domestically developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile Prithvi-II from a launch complex-III at the Integrated Test...

Danish Army receives IRAS trainers from IFAD TS
03 October 2012 The Royal Danish Army has taken delivery of IRAS radio trainer systems from IFAD TS, which will be used to support the radio communications training programmes of the country's armed...

DISA contracts ManTech for T&E support services
03 October 2012 ManTech International has received a contract to provide support services for initiatives of the US Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Test and Evaluation Executive Office and at the...

ITT Exelis to compete for US Army's EAGLE programme
03 October 2012 ITT Exelis has been selected by the US Army Sustainment Command (ACC) as one of the prime contractors to compete for the multibillion dollar emerging enhanced army global logistics...

EADS chairman joins mounting criticism of potential BAE merger
02 October 2012 The potential merger between British defence company BAE Systems and EADS has been hit by further criticism, this time from chairman Arnaud...

Harris to supply RF-7800H radios to US DoD and foreign customers
02 October 2012 Harris has received initial contracts from the US Department of Defense (DoD) and other undisclosed military customers to deliver its newly launched Falcon III radio...

US Army increase readiness for upcoming NIE 13.1 exercise
02 October 2012 The US Army System of Systems Integration (SoSI) Directorate is conducting a four-week-long network validation exercise, called VALEX, to prepare for the forthcoming network integration...

CACI to support US Army CEREDEC programmes
02 October 2012 CACI International has been awarded a contract to provide support services for the US Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Command, Power,...

Saab to supply Carl-Gustaf systems to US Army
01 October 2012 Saab has been awarded a contract to deliver its 84mm Carl-Gustaf portable weapon systems and ammunition to the US Army's regular infantry...

GDLS wins US Army's M1 Abrams tank modernisation contract
01 October 2012 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has been awarded a contract to support the engineering change proposal 1 (ECP1) production of the US Army's M1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks...

TCS to support US Army's SNAP VSAT satellite systems
01 October 2012 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has been awarded a contract to support the US Army's secret internet protocol router and non-secure internet protocol router access point (SNAP) very small...

September 2012

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Russian Army starts evaluation of future soldier system
28 September 2012 The Russian Army's 27th Guards Motor Rifle Division is evaluating a future high-tech soldier system at the Alabino Shooting Range in Moscow, Russian Defence Ministry ground forces...

EADS North America starts VFD for US Army AAS programme
28 September 2012 EADS North America has started voluntary flight demonstration (VFD) for the US Army's Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) helicopter programme at an undisclosed high-altitude...

Australian Army deploys Giraffe radars in Afghanistan
28 September 2012 The Australian Army has deployed two newly received Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) Giraffe AMB radars to support its soldiers in Afghanistan, the country's defence materiel...

US Army awards CROWS contract modification to Kongsberg
27 September 2012 The US Army has awarded a contract modification to Kongsberg Gruppen for further extension of the existing common remotely-operated weapon station (CROWS) II...

French Army starts field trials of upgraded Cougar helicopter
27 September 2012 The French Army's technical department (GAMSTAT) has started technical and operational evaluation (EVTO) of the first upgraded Eurocopter AS532 Cougar helicopter prototype in Valencia,...

South Korea seeks AH-1Z and AH-64D helicopters from US
27 September 2012 The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified US Congress of two potential foreign military sales (FMS) of AH-1Z Cobra and AH-64D Apache Longbow Block III attack helicopters...

Ruag announces two new UGV development projects at M-ELROB 2012
26 September 2012 Ruag has announced the start of two new unmanned ground vehicle (UGVs) development projects at the seventh European Land-Robot Trial 2012 (M-ELROB 2012), currently taking place in Thun,...

Northrop to support DARPA’s Micro-PNT programme
26 September 2012 Northrop Grumman has been subcontracted by the University of California to support the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) primary and secondary calibration on active...

Lockheed conducts DAGR missile's guided flight tests
26 September 2012 Lockheed Martin's direct attack guided rocket (DAGR) has successfully demonstrated its ground launch capability during two separate guided flight tests at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida,...

Lockheed wins US Army's M-TADS/PNVS PBL contract
25 September 2012 The US Army has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin for provision of performance-based logistics (PBL) support for the Apache helicopter modernised target acquisition designation...

US close to expand South Korea ballistic missile ranges
25 September 2012 The US and South Korean governments are close to revising their bilateral agreement to enable Seoul to develop long-range ballistic missiles to better counter threats from North Korea,...

Kairos develops new Tele-Op Only Kit for unmanned training exercises
25 September 2012 Kairos Autonomi has developed a new Tele-Op Only kit to help an existing military vehicle serve as an unmanned mobile ground target during capacity testing or training...

Political interference the biggest risk to BAE merger with EADS
24 September 2012 Former UK defence secretary Liam Fox has highlighted 'undue political interference' as the greatest risk to any merger between BAE Systems and...

Navistar to upgrade US Army's MaxxPro Dash MRAP vehicles
24 September 2012 Navistar Defense has been awarded a contract for delivery of survivability upgrade retrofit kits for the US Army's fleet of International MaxxPro Dash mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP)...

Curtiss-Wright introduces Digital Beachhead for US Army ground vehicles
24 September 2012 Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) has introduced a new solution, Digital Beachhead, to support quick and cost-effective integration of the US Army's C4ISR/EW...

Indian Army successfully test launches Agni-III
24 September 2012 The Indian Army's Strategic Forces Command (SFC) has conducted the fifth successful test launch of its nuclear capable surface-to-surface missile Agni-III from Wheelers Island off the Orissa...

Sikorsky to enhance US Army’s Black Hawk capabilities
21 September 2012 Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a contract to enhance survivability and durability of the US Army's UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters fleet as part of the combat tempered platform...

Polish MND orders Falcon tactical radios from Harris
21 September 2012 Harris has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Falcon III and Falcon II range of tactical communication systems to the Polish Ministry of National Defence...

US Army orders additional Northrop STARLite radars
21 September 2012 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional STARLite synthetic aperture radar (SAR)/ground moving target indication (GMTI) sensor systems for integration into the...

Lockheed to bid for US Army EAGLE programme contract
20 September 2012 Lockheed Martin has been selected by the US Army Sustainment Command (ASC) to bid for a contract covering future logistics requirements as part of the emerging enhanced army global...

Harris to deliver Falcon II radios to Middle East customer
20 September 2012 An undisclosed customer in the Middle East has placed a $25m order with Harris to deliver its Falcon II high-frequency (HF) tactical radios to offer long-range military communications to...

Animetrics to integrate facial recognition software in Raptor ID devices
20 September 2012 Animetrics has partnered with Raptor Identification Systems to integrate its advanced 3D facial recognition technologies into Raptor's Android 4.0-based mobile devices to allow precise...

BrainScope to develop TBI assessment device for US Army
19 September 2012 The US Army has awarded a contract to BrainScope for the production of a miniature field-deployable system to enable rapid assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) symptoms in serving...

Raytheon to launch BattleGuard at US Army 2012 Maneuver Conference
19 September 2012 Raytheon will launch its newly developed BattleGuard modular weapon system for combat vehicles at the US Army 2012 Maneuver Conference currently taking place at the Columbus Convention and...

Paramount debuts Marauder Patrol vehicle at AAD 2012
19 September 2012 Paramount Group has unveiled its newly developed highly protected utility vehicle, Marauder Patrol, at the ongoing Africa Aerospace and Defence 2012 (AAD 12) exhibition in Tshwane, South...

Sikorsky to deliver last two Swedish UH-60M Black Hawks
18 September 2012 The US Army is set to take delivery of the final two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters under contract from Sikorsky Aircraft by the end of this month, for transfer to the Swedish Defence...

US DoD awards JTRS certification to Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G radio
18 September 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a joint tactical radio system (JTRS) certification to the Harris soldier radio waveform (SRW) v1.01.1 operating Falcon III AN/PRC-117G...

Pakistan Army tests Hatf-VII cruise missile
18 September 2012 The Pakistan Army has successfully tested its domestically-built nuclear capable cruise missile Hatf-VII (Babur) from an undisclosed location, marking the nation's first exercise of this kind...

Brazilian Army orders Elbit unmanned turrets for Guarani vehicles
17 September 2012 Elbit Systems Brazilian subsidiary AEL Sistemas has received an initial production contract for the delivery of unmanned turrets for the country's army's VBTP-MR Guarani armoured personnel...

US Army contracts Teledyne for chemical weapons demilitarisation
17 September 2012 Teledyne Brown Engineering has been selected as one of the five prime contractors to support the US Army Chemical Materials Agency's (CMA) chemical weapons demilitarisation...

Phyre to demonstrate GOBIGGS for UH-60 Black Hawks
17 September 2012 Sikorsky Aircraft has selected Phyre Technologies for the production and demonstration of a Green On-Board Inert Gas Generating Systems (GOBIGGS) unit for the US Army's UH-60 Black Hawk...

US Army National Guard orders additional acoustic devices from LRAD
14 September 2012 LRAD has been awarded a contract for supply of additional 100X, 300X and 500X long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs) to the US Army National Guard...

ATK to continue XM25 ISAAS development for US Army
14 September 2012 ATK has been awarded a contract modification to continue the development of its XM25 individual semi-automatic airburst system (ISAAS) for the US...

Northrop demonstrates SmartNode Pod capabilities to US Army
14 September 2012 Northrop Grumman-built SmartNode Pod has successfully demonstrated its ability to enhance performance of the US Army's High Antenna for Radio Communications (HARC) system during a series of...

Prophet Muhammad film riots escalate as Marine Corps units dispatched
13 September 2012 Yemeni protestors have stormed the grounds of the American embassy in Yemen’s capital Sanaa following yesterday’s deadly riots in Benghazi, triggering US President Barack Obama to dispatch...

Danish Military orders Spectra Tiger 7401 phones
13 September 2012 The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has awarded a contract to Sectra for supply of its new Tiger 7401 mobile phones to the country's Defence...

Italian Army to buy IED clearance vehicles from Iveco, says official
13 September 2012 The Italian Army is likely to move ahead with the purchase of 40 medium multirole tactical vehicles (VTMM) from Iveco Defense to conduct route clearance missions in Afghanistan, mobility...

German Army receives first four ASGARD Tiger helicopters
13 September 2012 The German Army has taken delivery of the first batch of four upgraded Tiger support helicopters from Eurocopter at the ILA Air Show currently being held at Berlin ExpoCenter...

UK Army reserves conduct first flight test of Wildcat helicopter
12 September 2012 Soldiers from the UK Army's Air Corps reservists have conducted the first test flight of the new AW159 Wildcat Lynx helicopter during their annual training exercise to experience...

Thales Alenia wins French Comsat NG satellite study contract
12 September 2012 Thales Alenia Space has been awarded a contract by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to conduct a study on France's Armed Forces future military satellite communications...

Rockwell CCT120 demonstrates enhanced transmission capabilities during NIE 12.2
12 September 2012 The Rockwell Collins-built SWE-DISH CCT120 Drive-Away satellite system has successfully demonstrated its improved data transmission capabilities during the US Army's Network Integration...

US Army conducts CALFEX exercise in South Korea
11 September 2012 US Army troops from the 1st Battalion 27th, Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division have completed a combined arms live-fire exercise (CALFEX) at Rodriguez...

US Army orders Cobham OBIGGS for AH-64 Apache fleet
11 September 2012 Cobham has received an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the production and delivery of onboard inert gas generating system (OBIGGS) nitrogen inert units (NIU)...

Northrop and Flight Technologies partner on Brazilian Army's Sisfron
11 September 2012 Northrop Grumman Overseas Service has entered into a partnership agreement with Flight Technologies Sistemas to produce security technologies for the Brazilian Army's integrated border...

PAR Technology to provide ISR support for US Army
10 September 2012 PAR Government Systems (PGSC) has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to address quick response capability for communication technologies by the US military...

US Army readying to deploy BFT-2 technology to Afghanistan
10 September 2012 The US Army is readying to field its next-generation Blue Force Tracking 2 (BFT 2) technology for the first time in Afghanistan to provide soldiers with advanced communication...

Indian Army begins Pinaka developmental trails
10 September 2012 Development trials of the Indian Army's domestically manufactured Pinaka multiple launch rocket system started this week in the country at the Chandan firing range in Pokhran,...

US Army evaluates One Tactical Engagement Simulation System
07 September 2012 The US Army Operational Test Command (OTC) has conducted field trials of the new One Tactical Engagement Simulation System (OneTESS) at a training centre in Fort Drum, New York,...

Additional orders for ViaSat's LinkWayS2 IP systems from US DoD
07 September 2012 ViaSat has been awarded a contract for the supply of additional LinkWayS2 IP network modem system to the US Department of Defense (DoD) in an effort to upgrade its tactical...

US DoD approves Coversant SoapBox software products for military use
07 September 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has certified Coversant-built SoapBox Server and SoapBox Communicator commercial software products for use in military communication applications...

Russia to develop new ICBM by 2018, says SMF chief
06 September 2012 The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) will develop a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by 2018, Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) commander colonel general Sergei Karakayev...

India and China agree to resume military drills at the 'earliest'
06 September 2012 The Indian and Chinese defence ministries have agreed to resume bilateral military exercises after a four year hiatus, in an effort to further expand defence...

US Army orders additional Raven SUAS with gimbaled payload
06 September 2012 AeroVironment has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft system (SUAS) along with its new Mantis i23 miniature gimbaled payloads to the US...

Taiwanese Army receives Thunderbolt-2000 MLRS
05 September 2012 The Taiwanese Army has taken delivery of the first indigenously developed Thunderbolt-2000 artillery multiple-launch rocket system (AMLRS) from the Chungshan Institute of Science and...

Poland MND to float new helicopter purchase tender in late 2012
05 September 2012 The Polish Ministry of National Defence (MND) is set to float a tender for the purchase of new multi-purpose helicopters in late 2012 in an effort to strengthen aviation capabilities of...

Saab displays 9Land Soldier sPAD personal radio integration at MSPO 2012
05 September 2012 Saab has debuted unveiled radio integration for its recently launched 9Land Soldier sPAD system at the MSPO 2012 defence and security exhibition in Kielce,...

Tetra Tech to support US Army's chemical demilitarisation programmes
04 September 2012 The US Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) has selected Tetra Tech as one of the prime contractors to provide support services for chemical weapons demilitarisation programmes at all...

South Korean Army contracts Aura for additional VIPER systems
04 September 2012 Aura Systems has been awarded a contract for the delivery of additional 5kW AC vehicle-integrated primary electrical resource (VIPER) mobile power systems to the South Korean Army, under...

Northrop rolls out new CUTLASS EOD robot for British Army
04 September 2012 Northrop Grumman has rolled out its first CUTLASS unmanned explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robot for the British Army at its unmanned ground systems production facility in Coventry,...

US completes M1A1 Abrams deliveries to Iraqi Army
03 September 2012 The Iraqi Army has received the final shipment of nine General Dynamics Land Systems-built M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) from the US, at Besmaya Combat Training Center in...

US Army completes command post training for NIE 13.1
03 September 2012 US Army soldiers from 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team and 1st Armored Division conducted a company command post exercise (CPX) in preparation of the...

US halts JLTV programme following Navistar's protest
03 September 2012 The US Army and Marine Corps have put their multi-billion dollar Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) programme on hold following protests by losing bidder Navistar Defense over the selection...

August 2012

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IDF tests Namer armoured personnel carrier
31 August 2012 The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers from Golani Infantry Brigade tested Namer armoured personnel carrier (APC), developed in the country, during ongoing military drills in Golan...

TechWorx to support US Army's PODS development
31 August 2012 TechWorx has been awarded a contract by the US Army Armaments, Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) to provide engineering and manufacturing services during development of...

US Army contracts TRS for Firefinder radar upgrade
31 August 2012 The US Army has awarded a contract to ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) for upgrading the receiver exciter (REX) in the improved AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder radar...

SAIC to support US Army Geospatial Center
30 August 2012 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the US Army Geospatial Center (AGC) to deliver geospatial research, intelligence and support for...

US Army completes Capability Set 13 vehicles prototype production
30 August 2012 The US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has completed production of first five Capability Set 13 equipped Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)...

Lockheed's PAC-3 missile successfully completes TBM intercept tests
30 August 2012 Lockheed Martin's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile has successfully demonstrated its tactical ballistic projectile (TBM) interception capabilities during an operational testing...

Meritor to continue ProTec HMIS deliveries to Lockheed
29 August 2012 Meritor will continue supply of ProTec high mobility independent suspension (HMIS) to Lockheed Martin for integration into the latter's proposed vehicle for the US Army and Marine Corps'...

US Army requests operational energy solutions for NIE 13.2
29 August 2012 The US Army has released a 'sources sought request' for advanced solutions from interested industry and government vendors to help support its operational energy capabilities gap and...

US Army orders RVIS systems from NIITEK
29 August 2012 The US Army has awarded a contract to NIITEK for the supply of remote visualisation (RVIS) system for integration into the existing Husky mine-detection / road clearance vehicles in...

New camouflage paint to protect soldiers from burns
28 August 2012 A new type of camouflage skin paint has been developed by University of Southern Mississippi researchers to safeguard soldiers from injuries and facial scarring caused by roadside bomb blasts...

Russia will not purchase foreign vehicles, says deputy PM
28 August 2012 Russia will not purchase armoured vehicles from foreign companies and instead concentrate efforts on the development of its domestic military industry, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin...

Tepro consortium selected for Brazilian Army's Sisfron
28 August 2012 The Tepro consortium has been selected by the Brazilian Army as the single preferred bidder for the Integrated Border Monitoring System (Sistema Integrado de Monitoramento de Fronteiras -...

SimiGon to supply SIMbox technology to undisclosed South American country
27 August 2012 SimiGon has been awarded a contract for delivery of its SIMbox simulation technology platform to support training activities of the entire Armed Forces of an undisclosed South American...

Lockheed and Oshkosh win US military's JLTV EMD contracts
27 August 2012 Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Defense have each been awarded a 27-month engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase contract for the US Army and Marine Corps' Joint Light Tactical...

Indian Army test launches Prithvi-II missile
27 August 2012 The Indian Army's Strategic Forces Command (SFC) has successfully tested its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile from launch complex-III of Integrated Test Range (ITR)...

W&E Platt to supply MR550 ring mounts for Finnish Army
24 August 2012 W&E Platt has received a contract from the Finnish Ministry of Defence (MoD) for delivery of additional MR550 Bi-Metal Ring Mounts protected weapon stations for installation on the Army's fleet...

US Army funds development of early blood loss detection sensors
24 August 2012 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a grant from the US Army for development of sensors that could save the lives of wounded warfighters by helping in early detection of blood...

UK MoD to acquire additional Foxhound vehicles, confirms Luff
24 August 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to purchase 25 additional Foxhound light protected patrol vehicles (LPPVs) to support the British Army's operations in Afghanistan, Defence...

US Army further extends WWSS contract with Globecomm
23 August 2012 Globecomm Systems has been awarded a third period of performance completion date extension for the US Army's Worldwide Satellite Systems (WWSS) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ)...

Russian Army conducts NONA-M1120mm mortar live firing drills
23 August 2012 Russian Air Assault Brigade (VDV) personnel have conducted live-firing drills with the newly inducted 2B23 NONA-M1120mm semi-automatic mortars in the Southern military district, the...

US Army awards JLTV EMD contract to AM General
23 August 2012 AM General's blast resistant vehicle-off-road (BRV-O) has been selected by the US Army and Marine Corps' for the engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) phase of their Joint Light...

Kongsberg receives US Army M153 CROWS RWS contract
22 August 2012 The US Army has selected Kongsberg for the next phase of its Protector M153 CROWS Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) programme and has awarded a new framework agreement valued up to $970m for a period...

US Army orders UH-60M Black Hawk trainer from Kratos
22 August 2012 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a contract for development and delivery of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter maintenance training systems to the US...

US Army deploys APMI precision-guided round
22 August 2012 The US Army’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), Third Infantry Division has fielded the Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative (APMI) cartridge at Fort Stewart, Georgia,...

BAE receives additional orders for M1151 and M1114 gunner kits
21 August 2012 The US Army Tacom has placed orders with BAE Systems to provide additional gunner protective kits (GPK) for installation on its M1151 and M1114 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles...

US Army awards AESIP contract to Attain
21 August 2012 The US Army has awarded a third task order contract to Attain to continue development of capabilities that support part of its Army Enterprise Information Systems Program’s (AESIP) critical...

Engility to support US Army’s Korea Battle Simulation Centre
21 August 2012 The US Army has selected Engility Holdings to work as a government service provider to support its Korea Battle Simulation Center (KBSC), as part of a competitively solicited single-award...

Northrop receives GCSS-Army modification contract
20 August 2012 Northrop Grumman Information Technology has received a contract modification for the US Department of Defense's (DoD) Global Combat Support System, Army (GCSS-A)...

Lockheed receives JAGM extended technology development contract
20 August 2012 The US Army has awarded a $64m contract to Lockheed Martin to extend the technology development programme of its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile...

US Army orders operator driving simulators from FAAC
20 August 2012 Arotech subsidiary FAAC has been awarded a contract for the supply of its Military Operator Driving Simulators (ODS) to the US Army National Guard...

US Army's artillery unit completes Paladin certification
17 August 2012 US Army soldiers from A Battery, 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery (A/1-17th FA) unit have successfully completed M109A6 Paladin 155mm self-propelled howitzer's battalion level certification...

Systematic to maintain Finnish Army's FINACCIS2 system
17 August 2012 The Finnish Defence Forces' Materiel Command Headquarters has signed a framework agreement with Systematic to supply maintenance services for its FINACCIS2 Command and Control (C2)...

US Army orders additional TRIGR units from BAE
17 August 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract for the delivery of additional Target Reconnaissance Infrared Geolocating Rangefinder (TRIGR) laser target locator modules (LTLMs) to the US...

Lockheed receives fifth THAAD battery production contract
16 August 2012 Lockheed Martin has received a contract for production and delivery of terminal high altitude area defense (THAAD) weapon system launchers and fire control and communications equipment to the US...

GD to deliver JTRS Rifleman radios to US Army
16 August 2012 General Dynamics' C4 Systems (GDC4S) has been awarded a contract for the delivery of additional joint tactical radio system (JTRS) AN/PRC-154 Rifleman small form fit (HMS) radios and...

Sogitec contracts Simthetiq for NH90 simulator 3D models
16 August 2012 Sogitec Industries has awarded a contract to Simthetiq for the production of a wide range of visual three dimensional (3D) military and civilian models of the French Army and Navy's NH90...

First MEADS MFCR completes integration testing
15 August 2012 The first multifunction fire control radar (MFCR) of the Medium Extended Air Defence System (MEADS) has completed integration testing with a battle manager and launcher at Pratica di Mare Air...

US Army evaluates new HMDS-CES mine detection trainer
15 August 2012 The US Army's soldiers and combat engineers have conducted testing and evaluation of the new Husky vehicle-mounted mine detection cause and effect system (HMDS-CES) trainer at McGregor Range in...

Raytheon's JLENS moves toward operational deployment with US Army
15 August 2012 US Army soldiers have completed mission operator training on Raytheon's joint land attack cruise missile defence elevated sensor (JLENS) system, advancing a step toward its operational...

US Army contracts BAE for Bradley ODS-SA upgrade
14 August 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract modification for upgrading the US Army's fleet of Bradley infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to operation desert storm situational awareness...

British Army receives first health and usage monitoring system
14 August 2012 The British Army has taken delivery of the first fully qualified vehicle systems information exploitation/health and usage monitoring system (SIE/HUMS) from General Dynamics UK at its test...

US Army begins multinational PANAMAX 2012 drills
14 August 2012 Armed and security forces from 17 nations and the US Army South are conducting an annual multinational exercise, PANAMAX 2012, aimed at ensuring the defence of the Panama...

US Army test flights first long endurance multi-intelligence vehicle
13 August 2012 The US Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) has successfully completed the first flight test of its Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence...

IDF acquires surplus Hummers from US Army
13 August 2012 The Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF) has acquired a total of 2,000 surplus Hummer vehicles from the US Army in an effort to help expand its Ground Forces' combat vehicles...

Brazilian Army orders Guarani APCs from Iveco
13 August 2012 Iveco Defense Vehicles has signed a contract with the Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the production and supply of a VBTP-MR Guarani armoured personnel carrier (APCs) to the Brazilian...

LRAD to supply acoustic devices for US Army
10 August 2012 LRAD has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its 500X and 100X long-range acoustic device (LRAD) systems to the US Army...

Indian Army conducts successful test flight of Agni-II missile
10 August 2012 The Indian Army's Strategic Forces Command (SFC) has successfully completed a test flight of the Agni-II surface-to-surface missile from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha as part of...

UK Army to use Roke EW system
10 August 2012 Roke Manor Research's (Roke) electronic surveillance and countermeasures system has been formally inducted into service by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for operational use by the British...

Lockheed continues evaluation of laser powered Stalker UAS
09 August 2012 Lockheed Martin and LaserMotive have conducted a series of recent proof-of-concept tests on the Stalker Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), in an effort to further evaluate the performance of...

Boeing to continue AVMS development for US Army
09 August 2012 Boeing is to continue development of the adaptive vehicle management system (AVMS), an advanced rotorcraft flight control system, under the programme's Phase II contract from the US...

Sentient to supply additional Kestrel solutions to Australian Army
09 August 2012 The Australian Army has acquired additional Kestrel land moving target indicator (MTI) licenses from Sentient Vision Systems to support its second Shadow 200 tactical unmanned aerial...

Boeing installs Helicrew simulator to improve Australian Kiowa training
08 August 2012 Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has set up a Helicrew simulator to help replicate the Bell 206B-1 Kiowa helicopter characteristics at the Oakey Army Aviation Training Centre in...

Indian and Mongolian Armies begin joint military exercise
08 August 2012 The Indian and Mongolian Armies have started a joint training exercise, code-named Nomadic Elephant at Belgaum in Karnataka,...

Belgium requests Block I Javelin missiles from US
08 August 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified US Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of Block I Javelin missiles and associated equipment to the Belgium...

Saab to continue LT2-IRS supplies to US Army
07 August 2012 Saab Training USA has been awarded a contract for the delivery of additional radio communication network systems to the US Army for deployment during live training...

Polish Army to start Anders tank production
07 August 2012 The Polish Ministry of National Defence (MND) is planning to sign a contract to start production of the domestically developed Anders Light tank prototype as part of its upgrade plan of...

US Army receives 20,000th GMLRS rocket
07 August 2012 The US Army has taken delivery of the 20,000th guided multiple launch rocket system (GMLRS) Unitary rocket from Lockheed Martin at its Arkansas facility in the...

US Army fields first Dismounted Soldier Training System
06 August 2012 The US Army has deployed the first-ever Dismounted Soldier Training System (DSTS) at Fort Bragg's virtual training facility for comprehensive evaluation as part of its efforts to train soldiers...

TCS to provide spare parts for US Army's Phoenix satellite system
06 August 2012 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has been awarded a contract for providing spare parts for the US Army's AN/TSC-156 Phoenix tactical super-high-frequency satellite terminal...

Iran test launches upgraded Fateh-110 missile
06 August 2012 Iranian Defense Ministry has successfully test launched an upgraded variant of its Fateh-110 surface-to-surface missile on 4 August, amid growing international concerns over the country's...

MTNGS to supply redeployable SCIF to US DoD
03 August 2012 MTN Government Services (MTNGS) has received a contract for the delivery of a re-deployable secure operations centre (RSOC) to the US Department of Defense...

US Army contracts TCS for SNAP VSAT satellite field support
03 August 2012 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has been awarded a contract for providing field support for the US Army's secret internet protocol router and non-secure internet protocol router access point...

Indian and Russian armies to conduct INDRA-2012 next week
03 August 2012 The Indian Army will conduct a joint counter-terrorism combat exercise, code-named INDRA, with Russia next week at a training range in the Republic of Buryatia in south-east...

US Army receives additional MAST systems from AAI
02 August 2012 The US Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) has taken delivery of additional man-portable aircraft survivability trainer (MAST) systems from...

Northrop demonstrates 850GHz integrated receiver for DARPA
02 August 2012 Northrop Grumman has developed and demonstrated an 850GHz integrated receiver under the second phase of the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Terahertz Electronics...

UK Dstl scientist develops biological sampling and detection device
02 August 2012 UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) scientist Dr Peter White has developed a new biological device to enable simultaneous sampling and detection of a wide range of...

US Army contracts MillenWorks for HCSS components development
01 August 2012 The US Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) has awarded a contract to MillenWorks for development of components for the Helicopter Crew Safety System...

TCS receives third extension for US Army's WWSS contract
01 August 2012 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has received a third period of extension for performance completion of the US Army's Worldwide Satellite Systems (WWSS) indefinite delivery indefinite...

Thales selects Boeing ILS services for Hawkei prototypes development
01 August 2012 Thales Australia has selected Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) to provide integrated logistics support (ILS) services during the next phase of its Hawkei Light Protected Mobility Vehicle...

July 2012

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French DGA receives two NH90 helicopters from Eurocopter
31 July 2012 Eurocopter has delivered two variants of the twin-engined NH90 multi-role military helicopters to the French defence procurement agency (DGA) at its facility in Marignane,...

Colombia requests UH-60L Black Hawks from US
31 July 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified US Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment to...

US Army orders GyroLink system from Lockheed
31 July 2012 The US Army has awarded a $21.4m contract to Lockheed Martin for the delivery of its commercial GyroLink system, as part of the Remote - Vehicle Optics Sensor System (R-VOSS)...

Iraq seeks Firefinder radars from US
30 July 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified US Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) to Iraq of 12 Firefinder radars and associated...

Canada orders Falcon III radios and satellite terminals Harris
30 July 2012 The Canadian Government has awarded a $10m contract to Harris for the supply of its Falcon III multiband tactical radios and satellite terminals to the country's military...

Indian Army test fires BrahMos supersonic missile
30 July 2012 The Indian Army conducted the 32nd test firing of its BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on 29 July from launch complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the Indian coast...

Raytheon and US Army complete AI3 warhead testing
27 July 2012 Raytheon and the US Army have completed warhead testing of the new Accelerated Improved Interceptor Initiative (AI3), marking a significant step forward in the system's 18-month development...

US Army contracts Vuzix for Waveguide optics development
27 July 2012 The US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's (RDECOM) has awarded phase I of a multiphase contract to Vuzix for the development of a wide field of view (WFOV) see through...

Kuwait requests additional PAC-3 missiles from US
27 July 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified US Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of Patriot advanced capability (PAC-3) missiles and associated equipment...

Taiwan considering used Abrams MBT purchase from US
26 July 2012 Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence (MND) is planning to procure second-hand M1 Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) from the US to upgrade the country's ageing armoured tank...

Harris to implement SRW on Falcon III AN/PRC-117G tactical radio
26 July 2012 The US National Security Agency (NSA) has awarded Type-1 certification to Harris for integration of the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) in its Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband tactical radio...

France and UK boost cooperation on military drones
26 July 2012 France and Britain's defence ministers have agreed to increase collaboration on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) following a bilateral meeting in...

Taiwanese Army to receive Ray Ting MLRS next month
25 July 2012 The Taiwanese Army is set to take delivery of an artillery multiple-launch rocket system (AMLRS) called Ray Ting 2000 next month, which was built in the country, to help replace its existing...

Czech MoD plans to complete weapons purchase before 2020
25 July 2012 The Czech Republic Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to complete the acquisition of a wide range of small armaments before 2020 to help modernise the capabilities of the country's armed...

Raytheon to develop new AFATDS version for US Army
25 July 2012 The US Army has awarded a contract to Raytheon for the development and production of a new 6.8X variant of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), to help enhance...

Harris to supply Falcon radios to Latin American customer
24 July 2012 Harris has been awarded a contract for the supply of its Falcon II and Falcon III line of tactical communications systems to the armed forces of an undisclosed Latin American...

US Army awards PAC-3 MSE production contract to Lockheed
24 July 2012 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for preparing the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile production line for the missile segment enhancement (MSE) variant of the...

US Army contracts ITT for GNOMAD supplies in South Korea
24 July 2012 The US Army has awarded a rapid equipping force contract to ITT Exelis for the delivery of mission command on the move (MCOTM) systems to its 2nd Infantry Division, currently deployed in South...

Swedish FMV receives data link system from Thales
23 July 2012 The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has taken delivery of a full, national Link 16 infrastructure and new network management system (NMS) from Thales...

Lockheed receives US Army contract for GMLRS rockets
23 July 2012 The US Army has awarded a contract modification to Lockheed Martin for the seventh production lot of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary...

US likely to cancel Mi-17 contract with Russia over Syrian protests
23 July 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) is likely to cancel a recently announced Mi-17 utility helicopters supply contract with Russia, after US Congress voted against working with the...

BAE orders FLIR imaging systems for Norwegian CV90 vehicles
20 July 2012 BAE Systems has awarded a contract to FLIR Systems for the supply of its thermal imaging systems, which will be installed on the Norwegian Army's fleet of CV90 infantry fighting vehicles...

Harris to supply additional Falcon tactical radios to Jordan
20 July 2012 Harris has been awarded a contract modification for the delivery of additional Falcon tactical vehicular and handheld communication systems to the Jordanian Armed...

Oshkosh to supply M-ATVs to UAE Armed Forces
20 July 2012 Oshkosh has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain vehicles (M-ATVs) to the UAE Armed...

US Army receives 500th H-60M Black Hawk from Sikorsky
19 July 2012 The US Army has taken delivery of the 500th H-60M model Black Hawk tactical transport helicopter from Sikorsky Aircraft at its facility in Stratford, Connecticut,...

Afghanistan National Army completes Operation Eagle's Flight
19 July 2012 Afghanistan National Army (ANA) soldiers have successfully completed their final live fire artillery exercise during Operation Eagle's Flight, at Patrol Base Sorkh Bid in northern Kandahar...

US Army equips Stryker BCTs with APMI rounds
19 July 2012 The Program Executive Office-Ammunition (PEO Ammo) has fielded the new ATK-developed Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative (APMI) cartridges with the US Army's Stryker brigade combat...

Suicide bomb blast kills four senior Syrian officials
18 July 2012 A suicide bomb blast in the Syrian capital of Damascus has killed the nation's defence minister general Daoud Rajiha and Assef Shawkat, the brother-in-law of Syrian President Bashar...

Harris to maintain and upgrade SRW for US DoD
18 July 2012 Harris has received a contract for the upgrade and maintenance of the US Department of Defense's (DoD) joint tactical radio system (JTRS) programme soldier radio waveform (SRW), designed to...

China and Indonesian armies complete anti-terrorism exercise
18 July 2012 The Indonesian Army and Special Forces of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) have completed a bilateral anti-terrorism exercise, code-named Sharp Knife 2012, in Jinan, capital of...

EWI2 and Norinco collaborate on 8M vehicle production
18 July 2012 South African vehicle manufacturer EWI2 has entered into a teaming agreement with China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco) to jointly develop the 8M wheeled mine resistant...

UK MoD to deploy additional troops for Olympics, confirms Hammond
17 July 2012 UK defence secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed the deployment of an additional 3,500 troops to safeguard the forthcoming London 2012 Olympic Games after the commercial security provider...

Russian Army to receive wheeled armoured vehicles
17 July 2012 The majority of tracked armoured vehicles of the Russian Ground Forces (GF) will soon be replaced with wheeled vehicles, GF commander colonel general Vladimir Chirkin has...

Indian Army test fires Agni-I ballistic missile
17 July 2012 The Indian Army's Strategic Forces Command (SFC) has successfully test-fired the indigenously developed Agni-I ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at wheeler island off the...

Northrop awards Nato AGS subcontract to Selex
16 July 2012 Northrop Grumman has awarded a subcontract to Selex Galileo for the supply of electronic systems for Nato's alliance ground surveillance (AGS)...

SKYDEX introduces advanced blast mitigating flooring
16 July 2012 SKYDEX Technologies has introduced Convoy Deck Max, an advanced blast protective flooring, designed for use in a wide range of armoured military...

Qatar requests US for AH-64D Apache helicopter sale
16 July 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AH-64D Apache Block III Longbow attack helicopters and support services to...

Rockwell selects Thales optronics for ADF fire support programme
13 July 2012 Rockwell Collins Australia has awarded a contract to Thales for the supply of its advanced optronics systems for the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) Land 17 digital terminal control systems...

Boeing receives first EMARSS software from Rockwell
13 July 2012 Boeing has taken delivery of the first enhanced software from Rockwell Collins for the US Army's enhanced medium altitude reconnaissance and surveillance system (EMARSS) programme on...

KAI delivers new Apache Block III fuselages to Boeing
13 July 2012 Boeing has taken delivery of the first ten new fuselages from long-time supplier Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for integration into the US Army's AH-64D Apache Block III attack...

Thai Army to purchase two UH-60M Black Hawks from Sikorsky
12 July 2012 The Royal Thai Army has signed a letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) for the purchase of two Sikorsky Aircraft-built UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters through the US Government's foreign...

Boeing contracts Raytheon for EKV support services
12 July 2012 Boeing has awarded a contract to Raytheon for the development and maintenance of the exoatmospheric kill vehicle (EKV) for the US Missile Defense Agency's ground-based midcourse defence (GMD)...

UK MoD receives AW159 Wildcat helicopters at Farnborough 2012
12 July 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken delivery of two AW159 Wildcat Lynx helicopters from AgustaWestland at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow this week in the...

US Army orders upgraded RQ-7B Shadows from AAI
11 July 2012 AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems has been awarded a contract to upgrade and deliver its RQ-7B Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS) to the US...

US Army awards Air Soldier system contract to Raytheon
11 July 2012 Raytheon has been awarded a contract for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of the personal electronics computer and display system for the US Army's helicopter pilots as part...

Australian Army receives Giraffe radars from Saab
11 July 2012 The Australian Defence Forces (ADF) has taken delivery of the first two Giraffe AMB radars under contract from Saab Australia, which will used by the country's troops in...

Cassidian to supply IFF systems to French Army
10 July 2012 Cassidian has received a contract from the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to supply its newly developed Monopulse Secondary Radar 1000 Interrogator (MSR 1000 I) identification systems...

BAE to supply additional HEADS sensors to US Army
10 July 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract modification for the delivery of additional Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Systems (HEADS) sensors to the US Army, to help determine the effects...

Raytheon to conduct brown out trails on ADAS
10 July 2012 The US Army has granted an additional $14.6m funding to Raytheon to coduct brown-out trials on its Advanced Distributed Aperture System (ADAS) at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona,...

DynCorp to provide aviation support to USASOAC
09 July 2012 DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded a task order by the US Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) to provide aviation support to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment...

US Army extends scope of CROWS II framework agreement
09 July 2012 The US Army has increased the scope of the existing Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) II frame agreement by signing a NOK508m ($84.5m) contract modification with Norwegian...

US DoD orders additional Black Hawks from Sikorsky
09 July 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has signed a $7.3bn agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft to supply UH-60 Black Hawk tactical transport helicopters to US Armed...

German Army orders IdZ-ES system from Rheinmetall
06 July 2012 Rheinmetall Defence Electronics has received a contract from the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) to supply the first extended future infantrymen series...

US Army demonstrates GBSAA radar capabilities
06 July 2012 The US Army has demonstrated the capabilities of its newly developed ground-based sense and avoid (GBSAA) system, designed for the safe operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in national...

SAIC to support US Army MfT’s vigilant pursuit system
06 July 2012 The US Army/Research Development and Engineering Command Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate has awarded a contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to design...

AgustaWestland demonstrates AW139 for US Army AAS programme
05 July 2012 AgustaWestland North America has completed flight demonstrations of its AW139M twin-turbine helicopter to the US Army, as part of the Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) programme at the company's facility...

Thales to supply solutions for Norwegian Army's CV90 upgrade
05 July 2012 Thales Norway has been selected for the delivery of communication, security and soldier integration solutions for the Norwegian Army's 144 CV9030N infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) fleet...

Hammond to unveil Future Force 2020 cuts
05 July 2012 UK defence secretary Philip Hammond is set to unveil details of cuts to the armed forces as part of the Future Force 2020 programme to the House of Commons today, amid the increasing prospect of...

NIITEK orders DuraCOR mission computers from Parvus
04 July 2012 Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology (NIITEK) has awarded a contract to Parvus for supply of DuraCOR mission computer subsystems for integration into the US Army's existing ground penetrating...

US Army receives final PTDS aerostat from Lockheed
04 July 2012 The US Army has received the final persistent threat detection system (PTDS) under order from Lockheed Martin, which will be deployed to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance...

British Government confirms GBAD deployment for Olympics
04 July 2012 The UK Government has confirmed the deployment of ground-based air defence (GBAD) systems across London to protect the upcoming Olympic Games from airborne terrorist attacks, despite...

Australian Army receives upgraded Chinook helicopters
03 July 2012 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken delivery of two upgraded Boeing-built CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters, following completion of deep maintenance and modification to the...

US Army modernising MQ-1C Gray Eagle fleet
03 July 2012 The US Army is modernising its fleet of General Atomics-built MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and is also planning to acquire an additional 29 UAS to equip each soldier...

Indonesian Army to buy German Leopard 2A6 MBTs
03 July 2012 The Indonesian Army is planning to purchase up to 100 refurbished Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks (MBTs) from Germany in a $280m deal, following a failure to finalise acquisition of similar...

UTC to pay $75m in compensation over illegal exports to China
02 July 2012 United Technologies Corporation (UTC) has agreed to pay more than $75m in compensation to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of State for the illegal export of software to...

Saab to supply electronic systems for Norwegian Army
02 July 2012 BAE Systems has awarded a contract to Saab for the delivery of new automotive electronics and upgrades of the existing systems on the Norwegian Army's CV9030N infantry fighting vehicles...

Australian Army orders additional Bushmasters from Thales
02 July 2012 Thales Australia has been awarded a $205m contract for the production and supply of 214 additional Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles (PMVs) to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to...

June 2012

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ReconRobotics to supply throwable robots for US Army
29 June 2012 ReconRobotics has received an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the supply of more than 1,000 miniature, throwable, mobile robots to the US Army's rapid equipping...

ITT awards US Army's SENVGs subcontract to eMagin
29 June 2012 ITT Exelis has awarded a subcontract to eMagin for the supply of initial production volumes of display beam combiner assembly (DBCA) for the US Army's spiral enhanced night vision goggles...

UK MoD wasting billions on 'unnecessary' military equipment, claims NAO
29 June 2012 The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is spending billions of pounds on acquisition and storage of "unnecessary" military supplies, at a time when it is struggling to generate savings, a...

Brahmos 2 Hypersonic missile production to complete by 2017
28 June 2012 The first prototype of hypersonic cruise missile BrahMos 2, currently under development by Russian-Indian joint venture Brahmos Aerospace, is expected to be available for test flights in...

US Army contracts Lockheed for MLRS M270A1 cab upgrades
28 June 2012 Lockheed Martin has been awarded an initial contract to increase crew protection and upgrade the US Army's existing fleet of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270A1 missile and rocket...

South Korea selects Aura VIPER systems
28 June 2012 The South Korean Army has selected Aura Systems for the delivery of additional vehicle-integrated primary electrical resource (VIPER) mobile power systems as part of a military...

India begins developmental trials of Arjun mkII MBT
27 June 2012 India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has started developmental trials of the new Arjun Mark II main battle tank (MBT) at Pokhran field firing range in Rajasthan,...

IDF equips Israeli brigade with Trophy APS
27 June 2012 The Israeli Defense Force's (IDF) Armored Corps Iron Trails Brigade has recently been equipped with the Trophy active protection system (APS) to protect tanks from a wide range of incoming...

Turkey deploys rocket launchers and anti-aircraft weapons to Syrian border
27 June 2012 The Turkish Government has deployed rocket launchers and anti-aircraft weapons to the Syrian border, amid escalating tensions over the downing of Turkish Air Force's F-4 Phantom fighter jet...

Selex to continue SISTAC upgrade for Brazilian Army
26 June 2012 Selex Elsag has been awarded a contract for the second phase upgrade of the Brazilian Army's SISTAC tactical communications system, in a bid to enhance its capabilities to better support...

French DGA awards CONTACT programme contract to Thales
26 June 2012 Thales has received a contract from the French defence procurement agency (DGA) for the supply of advanced tactical radio systems to the country's armed forces as part of the tactical and...

Invincea gets US Army contract for secure Android devices
26 June 2012 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has awarded a contract to Invincea for the production and supply of secure smartphone and...

Lockheed to manage US DoD's global data network
25 June 2012 Lockheed Martin has been selected by the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to manage operations of the Department of Defense's (DoD) global data network, as part of the global...

GD to supply first health and usage monitoring system for British Army
25 June 2012 General Dynamics UK has received a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the supply of the first systems information exploitation / health and usage monitoring system (SIE/HUMS) to...

High-ranking Syrian military officials defect to Turkey
25 June 2012 A number of high-ranking figures within the Syria military are reported to have defected to...

US Army receives 100th modified Chinook helicopter from Boeing
25 June 2012 The US Army has taken delivery of the 100th modified CH-47F Chinook helicopter from Boeing at its Millville Modification Center facility in New Jersey,...

US and New Zealand sign new defence cooperation arrangement
22 June 2012 The US has signed a new bilateral defence cooperation arrangement, dubbed the ''Washington Declaration'' with New Zealand, in an effort to strengthen and expand the existing defence...

KVH to supply gunners display for US Army
22 June 2012 KVH Industries has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its TACNAV universal multilingual display (UMD) system to the US Army, which will be used for the gunners display on its...

Norwegian Army orders CV90 vehicles from BAE
22 June 2012 The Norwegian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to BAE Systems Hagglunds for the upgrade and manufacture of CV90 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for the country's...

QinetiQ to supply CBM+ pilot system for US Army
21 June 2012 QinetiQ North America (QNA) has been awarded a contract for the supply of a Condition-Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+) pilot system to the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life...

GD to supply additional Foxhound vehicles for British Army
21 June 2012 General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection Europe (GDLS:FPE) has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver additional Foxhound Light Protected Patrol...

Indian Army to acquire new air defence missiles
21 June 2012 India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) is scheduled to approve an Rs120bn ($2.14bn) proposal for acquisition of new-generation air defence missiles to help replace the Indian Army's 2K12E...

USSOCOM orders additional Carl Gustaf systems from Saab
20 June 2012 Saab has been awarded a contract for the supply of additional Carl-Gustaf portable weapon systems and ammunition to the US Special Operations Command...

US and South Korea to conduct largest ever live-fire exercise
20 June 2012 Armed Forces from the US and South Korea are set to conduct their largest live-fire exercise on 22 June in the north-eastern city of Pocheon, amid rising tensions with North...

German Army orders Gladius systems from Rheinmetall
20 June 2012 Rheinmetall Defence has signed a contract with the German Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) for the delivery of the Gladius soldier system for Germany's armed...

Morocco requests US for upgrade of M1A1 Abrams tanks
19 June 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) for the upgrade and refurbishment of 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks for the...

Italian MRAP vehicles to receive Lockheed Gyrocam sensor
19 June 2012 Selex Galileo has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to upgrade the Italian Army's International MaxxPro mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP)...

British Army’s new Foxhound vehicles undergo final testing
19 June 2012 The British Army's new Foxhound light protected patrol vehicles are currently undergoing final testing in Helmand desert, Afghanistan, prior to their operational deployment by end of the...

Textron to deliver additional MSFVs for Afghanistan National Army
18 June 2012 The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) has awarded a third contract option to Textron Marine and Land Systems (TM&L Systems) for the delivery of additional mobile strike force vehicles (MSFVs)...

GDLS submits bid for USSOCOM GMV 1.1 programme
18 June 2012 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has submitted its bid for the US Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) ground mobility vehicle (GMV 1.1)...

Norwegian Army to receive $1.67bn worth CV-90 armoured vehicles
18 June 2012 The Norwegian Government's proposal to acquire new and upgraded CV-90 armoured vehicles worth Nkr10bn ($1.67bn) has received parliamentary support, Norwegian defence minister Espen Barth Eide...

First MEADS power unit completes acceptance testing
15 June 2012 The first power and communications unit designed to power the multifunction fire control radar (MFCR) of the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) has completed acceptance testing in...

AeroVironment to supply Puma AE SUAS to Danish Armed Forces
15 June 2012 AeroVironment has been awarded a contract by the Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) for the supply of its Puma all environment (AE) small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) to...

Finnish Army orders additional RG32M vehicles from BAE
15 June 2012 BAE Land Systems South Africa has been awarded a contract for the delivery of 25 additional RG32M mine-hardened armoured patrol vehicles to the Finnish Defence...

Rockwell to supply DTCS for Australian Army
14 June 2012 Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract for the supply of digital terminal control systems (DTCS) to the Australian Army under Phase 1B of the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) Project Land...

ST Kinetics and Paramount collaborate to market armoured vehicles
14 June 2012 ST Kinetics, a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies (ST) Engineering, has entered into a strategic partnership with South Africa-based Paramount Group, to promote a family of high mobility...

Rafael launches mini-spike missile system at Eurosatory 2012
14 June 2012 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has launched its portable, multi-purpose mini-spike anti-personnel guided weapon (APGW) at the Eurosatory 2012 Land and Airland Defence and Security...

Harris debuts advanced Falcon III RF-7800W radio at Eurosatory 2012
13 June 2012 Harris has introduced an upgraded version of its Falcon III RF-7800W high-capacity line-of-sight (HCLOS) radio at the ongoing Eurosatory 2012 Land and Airland Defence and Security...

Northrop, US Army completes IBCS critical design review
13 June 2012 Northrop Grumman and the US Army have successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS), aimed at...

UK MoD to advance human capability research
13 June 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has selected BAE Systems Yeovil as prime contractor to manage the ministry's efforts to advance the...

Flame code found in Stuxnet could prove possible collaboration
12 June 2012 Technicians at computer security firm Kapersky Labs have linked a software code in the Flame virus to the Stuxnet cyber weapon, proving the teams responsible for the malware collaborated in...

Lockheed submits proposal for MDA's MRBM targets contract
12 June 2012 A Lockheed Martin-led industry team has submitted its proposal for the US Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) targets contract....

US Army contracts GDC4S team for radar modernisation
12 June 2012 The US Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S)-led team for production and deployment of modernised range instrumentation radars, as part of its Range Radar...

Swedish Army orders AeroVironment's small unmanned aircraft systems
12 June 2012 The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded a firm fixed-price contract to AeroVironment for the supply of 12 hybrid small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) to the Swedish...

Netline to showcase portable jamming systems at Eurosatory2012
11 June 2012 Netline Communications Technologies (NCT) will showcase its newly developed range of miniaturised jamming systems at the forthcoming Eurosatory 2012 Land and Airland Defence and...

Lockheed completes EAPS controlled flight tests
11 June 2012 Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the controlled test vehicle flight test of the miniature hit-to-kill (MHTK) interceptor of its extended area protection and survivability...

Textron secures Canadian Army's TAPV programme contract
11 June 2012 The Canadian Government has selected Textron Systems Canada as the prime contractor for the country's Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV)...

ANA artillery unit test fire first tactical rounds
08 June 2012 The Afghan National Army's (ANA) field artillery unit has completed test firing of the first tactical rounds from its 122mm 2A18 (D-30) howitzer at Forward Operation Base Orgun-E in eastern...

Marom to introduce advanced heavy load backpacks
08 June 2012 Marom Dolphin will introduce a new advanced system to help soldiers carry heavy load backpacks at the forthcoming Eurosatory 2012 Land and Airland Defence and Security international exhibition...

Cooperation among Countries could avoid global cyberwar, urges UN
08 June 2012 The UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Secretary General Hamadoun Toure has urged member nations to work together to draw a peaceful resolution in a bid to counter the emerging...

Finland orders M-39 Block 1A ATACMS from US
07 June 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified US Congress of a potential sale of 70 M-39 Block 1A army tactical missile system (ATACMS) T2K unitary missiles and associated parts to...

Harris to supply Side Falcon appliqué system for US Army
07 June 2012 Harris has been awarded an initial contract for the delivery of its Side Falcon soldier radio waveform (SRW-SF) appliqué systems to the US Army as part of its network integration evaluations...

Hammond to signal major shake-up for UK Army
07 June 2012 UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is set to reveal major restructuring plans of the British Army at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) Land...

MDA orders THAAD interceptors from Lockheed
07 June 2012 Lockheed Martin Space Systems (LMSS) has been awarded a contract from the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the supply of terminal high altitude area defence (THAAD) missile...

US key player in secret cyberattacks against Iran, says report
06 June 2012 A report has claimed that the US and Israel were secretly involved in the creation of the Stuxnet computer virus, which attacked Iranian uranium enrichment facilities to allegedly slow down...

GD receives 120mm tank and artillery ammunition contracts
06 June 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems (OTS) has received three contracts from the US Army Contracting Commands for the manufacture and delivery of 120mm tank and artillery...

IWI to launch new grenade launchers at Eurosatory 2012
06 June 2012 Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) will launch its newly developed range of grenade launchers, called the IWI GL40, next week at the Eurosatory 2012 Land and Airland Defence and Security...

South African Army receives new tactical intelligence system
01 June 2012 The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has taken delivery of a new integrated tactical intelligence system from Thales South Africa, as part of its Cytoon battlefield surveillance...

NGRAIN to supply simulation systems for Canadian Army
01 June 2012 NGRAIN has been selected by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) to supply a series of NGRAIN Virtual Task Trainer (VTT) solutions to help improve maintenance training and...

Boeing to manufacture AH-64D Apaches for US FMS programme
01 June 2012 Boeing has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of Block III Apache AH-64D Longbow attack helicopters in support of the US foreign military sales (FMS)...

May 2012

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IDF to use new warfare technique for tanks
31 May 2012 The Israeli Defence Forces' (IDF) Artillery Corps is set to use an innovative warfare technique over the next few weeks with altered security regulations, which will provide enhanced tank...

GD introduces new smart display for rugged vehicles
31 May 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Canada has introduced a new SD8010 Smart Display for rugged ground combat vehicles conducting missions in harsh military environments, which can securely handle classified...

Raytheon displays LRSS prototype for Canadian Army
31 May 2012 Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC) has displayed its Light Armoured Vehicle Reconnaissance Surveillance System (LRSS) prototype for the Canadian Army's Light Armoured Vehicle...

Finnish Army orders advanced dismounted soldier systems from Elbit
30 May 2012 Elbit Systems has been awarded an initial contract for the delivery of advanced dismounted soldier systems to the Finnish Army, as part of the first phase of its comprehensive...

Australian Army's Tiger helicopters resume flight operations
30 May 2012 The Australian Army's fleet of 22 Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters (ARH) has resumed flight training operations, following the lifting of a temporary suspension put in place on 16...

SELEX Galileo to upgrade US Army Apache Lasers
30 May 2012 Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to SELEX Galileo to upgrade the laser targeting capabilities of Apache helicopters belonging to the US...

UK MoD may delay Scout SV programme
29 May 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is likely to extend the deployment of the British Army's Scout specialist vehicle (SV) by five years to 2020 in the wake of significant budget cuts to its...

US Army devising plan to preserve MRAP vehicles
29 May 2012 The US Army is devising a long-term plan to help preserve its fleet of 20,000 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs), following the completion of the mission in Iraq and...

UAE, Qatar Armed Forces begin Peace Shield 1/2012 exercise
29 May 2012 The UAE and Qatari armed forces have begun a joint air, sea and land military exercise, known as Peace Shield 1/2012, in a bid to boost Gulf security and...

US Army soldiers prefer LMG over M249 gun, says report
28 May 2012 US Army soldiers have preferred the light machine gun (LMG) over the existing M249 squad automatic weapon (SAW) for combat use in Afghanistan, a report by the Maneuver Battle Lab has...

Russia rejects Nato request for Afghanistan Army assistance
28 May 2012 The Russian Government has rejected Nato's request to provide $10m assistance to support the Afghan National Army (ANA) following the withdrawal of coalition forces by the end of...

Indian Army's Akash missile fails to intercept target during trials
28 May 2012 The Indian Army's domestically-developed surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile, Akash, failed to intercept the target during a re-validation trial conducted at the Integrated Test Range (ITR)...

US Army conducts coalition ground forces interoperability experiment
25 May 2012 The US Army Project Manager Mission Command has conducted a coalition experiment to validate future network structures, designed to provide better interoperability for coalition ground forces...

AeroVironment to continue Switchblade services for US Army
25 May 2012 AeroVironment has been awarded a contract to continue providing Switchblade loitering munition support services to the US Army Close Combat Weapons Systems, Program Executive Office Missiles...

Indian Army test launches Akash missile
25 May 2012 India has successfully test-fired its indigenously-developed surface-to-air missile, Akash, from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Orissa,...

Lockheed to deliver HULC robot to US Army
24 May 2012 The US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) is set to take delivery of the upgraded Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) robotic exoskeleton from Lockheed...

Textron's BattleHawk completes US Army demonstration
24 May 2012 Textron Defense Systems has completed a demonstration of its BattleHawk Squad-Level Loitering Munition for the US Army's Rapid Equipping Force (REF)....

Navistar, Indigen Armor and SAIC launch USSOCOM GMV offering
24 May 2012 Navistar Defense, Indigen Armor and SAIC have unveiled a special operations tactical vehicle for the US Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 programme....

US Army conducts NDV assessments for GCV programme
23 May 2012 The US Army is conducting non-developmental vehicle (NDV) operational assessments of its current combat vehicles to evaluate capabilities against requirements for purchase of a new...

IDF Advanced Training Battalion conducts first training exercise
23 May 2012 The newly created Advanced Training Battalion of the Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF) Artillery Corps has conducted its first battalion-wide training exercise, to help prepare its soldiers...

Canada to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2014, PM confirms
23 May 2012 Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper has confirmed the withdrawal of Canadian military forces from Afghanistan by the end of...

Iraqi Army to receive second batch of Ukrainian APCs
22 May 2012 The Iraqi Army will receive a second batch of 62 BTR-4 8x8 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) under contract from Ukraine, a source familiar with the contract has...

US-led European AMD shield moves ahead
22 May 2012 Nato secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has announced the first steps towards a European missle defence system, at the 25th Nato summit in Chicago,...

Canadian DND details FME project
22 May 2012 The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has outlined details of the Force Mobility Enhancement (FME) project, whichincludes the purchase of a fleet of armoured engineer vehicles...

Harris to supply Falcon III radios for USSOCOM
21 May 2012 Harris has been awarded a contract for the production and supply of its Falcon III family of wideband handheld tactical communication systems to the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to...

Indian OFB soon to deliver artillery guns for user trials
21 May 2012 India's state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) will deliver two types of indigenously developed 155mm howitzers to the Indian Army for user trials by December 2012 and June 2013 respectively,...

India to test launch Akash anti-aircraft missile this week
21 May 2012 The Indian Army is planning to test launch its medium-range, surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile, Akash from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Orissa on May...

Nato signs contract with Northrop for Block 40 Global Hawks
21 May 2012 Northrop Grumman has signed a trans-Atlantic multinational contract with the Nato Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA) for work on Nato's Alliance Ground Surveillance...

ECBC and SAIC join forces to develop tactical garbage refinery for US Army
18 May 2012 The US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with SAIC to develop the tactical garbage to energy refinery (TGER) 2.0 system...

Northrop conducts target location module demonstration
18 May 2012 Northrop Grumman has demonstrated the capabilities of its newly developed target location module (TLM) during testing, in support of the US Army's stockpile reliability test (SRT) programme...

GD introduces its new lightweight medium-calibre gun
17 May 2012 General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP) has introduced its newly developed, advanced lightweight medium machine gun (LWMMG) at the National Defense Industrial Association...

Lockheed completes EAPS series of target tracking tests
17 May 2012 The Lockheed Martin-built Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) system has successfully tracked rocket, artillery and mortar (RAM) targets during a series of target tracking...

South Sudan Army to purchase anti-aircraft missiles
17 May 2012 The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) is planning to procure anti-aircraft missiles in a bid to boost its air defence capability against frequent aerial bombing attacks carried out by...

Nato head urges Canada to extend Afghanistan stay beyond 2014
16 May 2012 Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has asked the Canadian Department of Defence (DND) to continue the deployment of its troops in Afghanistan beyond...

US Army receives advanced ballistic materials from Honeywell
16 May 2012 The US Army Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier has taken delivery of advanced ballistic materials from Honeywell, which will be used in the production of next-generation combat helmets for...

AM General displays JLTV proposal at Defense Industrial Base Expo
16 May 2012 AM General will showcase its Blast-Resistant Vehicle – Off Road (BRV-O) for the first time at Michigan Defense Industrial Base Expo of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA),...

British Army to donate £1bn of military vehicles to Afghan forces
15 May 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to donate armoured vehicles worth an estimated £1bn to the Afghan National Army (ANA) following the withdrawal of UK troops by the end of...

Russia Army testing Italian Centauro tank
15 May 2012 The Russian Army is testing the B1 Centauro 8×8 wheeled tank, built by Finnmeccanica subsidiary Oto-Melara at a Moscow Region proving...

US Army evaluates GD tactical network and radios during NIE 12.2
15 May 2012 The US Army is conducting operational testing of the several pieces of radio equipment built by General Dynamics during the Network Integration Exercise (NIE)...

Hammond to announce balanced UK defence books despite procurement criticism
14 May 2012 UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is expected to announce that the Ministry of Defence’s budget has been balanced, eliminating a £38bn deficit over 10...

Cassidian supplies components for German Army’s radio systems
14 May 2012 Cassidian has delivered equipment required for the German Armed Forces' new software-defined radio communications system, KommSysBw...

US Army developing deployable renewable energy systems
14 May 2012 The US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is developing renewable-energy based microgrids to power communications systems of soldiers stationed in remote combat...

Indian Army to acquire M777 howitzers from BAE
14 May 2012 The Indian Defence Ministry has cleared the long-pending Rs30bn ($560m) deal for acquisition of 145 M777 ultra-light howitzer (ULH) guns from BAE Land Systems & Armaments to accelerate the...

India to buy M777 howitzers in first artillery deal for 27 years
11 May 2012 The Indian Defence Ministry has given the go-ahead to purchase 145 M777 ultra light howitzers from BAE Systems, the country's first artillery purchase since the controversial 1986 Bofors...

Pakistan test fires Hatf III ballistic missile
11 May 2012 The Pakistani Army conducted a training launch of its nuclear-capable Hatf III (Ghaznavi) short-range ballistic missile (SBRM) at the end of the army strategic force command’s (ASFC) annual...

GD to develop JAB prototypes for US Army
11 May 2012 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has been awarded a contract for the production and supply of two joint assault bridge (JAB) prototypes to the US...

DRDO to equip Agni-V with multiple warheads
11 May 2012 India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is planning to equip the Indian Army's nuclear-capable Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with multiple warheads...

Scottish regiments face axe as UK MoD proceeds with cuts
10 May 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to axe or merge entire British Army infantry and armoured units as part of programmed cuts to the armed forces, defence secretary Philip Hammond...

US Army develops lighter batteries to reduce soldiers' load
10 May 2012 The US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is developing a range of lightweight batteries and soldier wearable integrated power system (SWIPES) to improve manoeuvrability...

Raytheon test fires Excalibur from G6 howitzer
10 May 2012 Raytheon has fired four rounds of Excalibur 155mm precision-guided artillery projectiles from a G6 self-propelled howitzer during field trials to demonstrate the weapon's capability in...

Cubic unveils advanced training systems at SOFEX 2012
09 May 2012 Cubic is showcasing its newly developed range of advanced training systems during the Special Operations and Homeland Security Exhibition (SOFEX) at the King Abdullah I Airbase in...

US DoD to honour Afghanistan Army contract with Russia
09 May 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced that it is not planning to change the terms of its contract with Russia or cancel agreements regarding the delivery of Mi-17V-5 military...

Lockheed test fires DAGR from AH-64D Apache helicopter
09 May 2012 The Lockheed Martin-built direct attack guided rocket (DAGR) has successfully tracked and engaged a moving target during a live-fire testing from AH-64D Apache helicopters at Yuma Proving Ground...

US Army to evaluate Harris Falcon III radios during NIE 12.2
08 May 2012 The US Army will validate the Harris-built Falcon III family of radio systems during the forthcoming network integration evaluation (NIE) at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico from 11 May to...

Russia offers Don-2NP radar for Nato missile defence shield
08 May 2012 Russia has revealed that it will offer access to its Don-2NP radar system if it reaches an agreement with the US and Nato over the proposed establishment of an anti-missile defence (AMD) shield...

US Army advances with AMPV programme
08 May 2012 The US Army has announced it is planning to start the production of armoured multi-purpose vehicles (AMPVs), aimed at replacing 3,800 M113 armoured personnel carriers currently in service with...

UK tests ground-based air defence systems in Exercise Olympics Guardian
04 May 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is testing ground-based air defence missile systems during a large-scale exercise being conducted to assess the security capabilities ahead of the London...

US Army seeks AAS flight demonstrations
04 May 2012 The US Army is seeking voluntary flight demonstrations of the existing advanced rotary-wing aircraft and their subsystems as part of its potential acquisition of an Armed Aerial Scout...

NIITEK to supply HMDS for US Army
04 May 2012 Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology (NIITEK), a Chemring Group subsidiary, has been awarded a contract to deliver spare parts for the US Army's existing ground penetrating radar (GPR) husky...

EU and NATO must do more to safeguard Europe’s cyber security
04 May 2012 The EU and NATO will have to work closer together if they are to protect Europe from a growing risk of cyber security attacks, according to a review of Europe's defence capabilities by the UK...

Libya operation shows European military gaps, says UK report
04 May 2012 The NATO operation in Libya shows stark military gaps in the defence sectors of the EU member states, according to a new report published by the UK House of...

Indian Army’s new mountain divisions to receive light field guns
03 May 2012 The Indian Army's two new mountain divisions located on the Indo-China border will take delivery of the remaining 50 old generation 105 light field guns (LFGs) under a contract from the...

US Army to trial Microsoft’s Kinect system in helicopter cockpits
03 May 2012 The US Army is planning to test Microsoft's motion-tracking game technology as a potential solution for installation into the conventional helicopter's cockpits to perform body-tracking...

Bulgarian Army to receive DITS from Saab
03 May 2012 Saab has been awarded a foreign military fund (FMF) contract to supply its deployable instrumented training system (DITS) to help support combined arms training for the Bulgarian Army's...

Canadian DND restarts bidding for CCV programme
02 May 2012 The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) is restarting the $2bn Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) programme, stating that the latest bids did not meet the technical requirements set forth by...

GDLS receives Abrams tank upgrade contract from US Army
02 May 2012 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has been awarded a contract to upgrade the US Army's M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) and M1A2 system enhance package (SEP) version one (V1) tanks to...

BAE and SITNO partner to market TRT to South African Army
02 May 2012 BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa has partnered with PPS Vehicles, a subsidiary of SITNO, to market its newly designed tactical remote turret (TRT) to the South African Armed...

ADF to receive additional Carl-Gustaf ammunition from Saab
01 May 2012 Saab has been awarded a contract by the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the supply of additional ammunition for 84mm Carl-Gustaf M3 weapon...

Remington to supply M4 / M4A1 carbines to US Army
01 May 2012 The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) has awarded a contract to Remington Arms Company for the supply of a maximum of 120,000 M4 / M4A1 carbines to help enhance its...

US Army contracts Lockheed for additional AN/TPQ-53 radars
01 May 2012 Lockheed Martin has received a contract from the US Army for the production and delivery of AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) counterfire target acquisition radars, which will provide soldiers with...

April 2012

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GD to upgrade US Army’s M2HB machine guns
30 April 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a contract for conversion of the US Army's existing .50 calibre M2 heavy barrel (M2HB) machine guns to the M2A1...

Lockheed PAC-3 missile intercepts cruise missile targets
30 April 2012 The Lockheed Martin-developed Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile has intercepted and destroyed a cruise missile target, using the joint land attack cruise missile defence elevated...

UK MoD to deploy missiles from rooftops to guard Olympics
30 April 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering the deployment of surface-to-air missile batteries from the rooftops of residential flats in East London over the coming days to defend the...

Lockheed to develop new GMLRS variant for US Army
27 April 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin for the development of a new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) variant with an alternative warhead...

Tata Motors, DEFTECH partner to supply trucks for Malaysian Army
27 April 2012 Tata Motors has entered into a agreement with DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies (DEFTECH) to supply its high mobility 4x4 heavy duty trucks to the Armed Forces of...

UK halts military exports to Argentina
27 April 2012 The UK Government has announced an immediate ban on the export of military goods to the Argentinian armed forces in the wake of escalating tensions over the Falkland...

US drug bust uncovers Chinese military export plot
27 April 2012 A drugs bust conducted by undercover agents in the US has uncovered a plot to export sensitive military technology to...

Japan MoD orders threat detection systems from Lockheed
26 April 2012 Lockheed Martin and partner ITOCHU have been awarded a contract for the delivery of 19 AbleSentry systems to the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) to help provide the first line of defence...

DLA contracts BAE for hard armour inserts supply
26 April 2012 The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded a contract to BAE Systems for the supply of its Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert (ESAPI) plates to help protect soldiers while...

British Army Apaches fire first Hellfire missile in UK
26 April 2012 Two British Army Apache helicopters operating aboard the Royal Navy’s HMS Illustrious have successfully carried out the first live firing of the Hellfire missile in the UK during the Joint...

Norwegian Army to buy new CV90 IFVs from BAE
25 April 2012 The Norwegian Army is set to receive additional new and upgraded CV90 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) from BAE Systems, in an effort to overcome medium armour shortcomings in its Telemark...

India to develop indigenous artillery shells
25 April 2012 The Indian Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) Nalanda has started the indigenous development of critical components required for the production of artillery shells, including 155mm Bofors guns, after...

Indian Army begins Exercise Shoorveer
25 April 2012 The Indian Army is holding an annual joint training exercise dubbed 'Shoorveer' with the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Bikaner, Rajasthan, as part of its efforts to enhance its battle worthiness on...

Chinese Army unveils new EOD robot
24 April 2012 The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has officially unveiled its newly developed Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robot at a test ground site in...

Austrian Army to decommission 750 armoured vehicles
24 April 2012 The Austrian Army is set to decommission around 750 armoured vehicles from its current fleet inventory of 1,150 vehicles, in the wake of cuts announced by the Defence Ministry in November 2011...

GD introduces advanced smart displays for GCVs
24 April 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Canada has unveiled its newly developed family of SD8000 smart displays with the quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core processor, designed to help military vehicles meet...

US Army purchases AeroVironment Puma AE UAS
23 April 2012 AeroVironment has been awarded a firm fixed-price contract for the delivery of its family of digital RQ-20A Puma All Environment (AE) Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) to the US...

Harris receives USSCOM orders for Falcon III radios
23 April 2012 Harris has received a contract for the supply of its Falcon III family of radio systems to the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to help address its requirements for next-generation...

Raytheon’s Maingate system joins Joint Tactical Radio System library
23 April 2012 Raytheon's Next Generation Mobile Ad hoc Networking Waveform (NMW) has been accepted by the US Department of Defense (DoD) into the nation's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)...

France launches Contact tactical radio programme
20 April 2012 France has launched the first phase of its strategic Contact tactical radio programme, aimed to enhance the security and tactical combat capabilities of its dismounted infantry and armoured...

US Army's 2nd HBCT receives upgraded vehicles
20 April 2012 The US Army's 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT) has taken delivery of 200 upgraded M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams Tanks and M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, to provide soldiers with increased...

Supacat selected for ADF Special Operations vehicle programme
19 April 2012 Supacat has been selected by the Australian Defence Material Organisation (DMO) as the preferred bidder for the Special Operations Vehicle element of the Project Definition and Evaluation...

Russia to supply BMP-3F fighting vehicles to Indonesian Army
19 April 2012 The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is negotiating a contract with Russian state-controlled arms exporter Rosoboronexport, for supply of its BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to...

Indian Army to test fire Agni-V ICBM today
18 April 2012 The Indian Army will conduct the first developmental flight test of its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Agni-V, on 18 April 2012, from...

Global defence spending levelled out in 2011 say latest SIPRI figures
18 April 2012 Global defence spending levelled out in 2011 reaching $1.738bn dollars in 2011 according to the latest figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

TriQuint, US Army join forces to support GaN device development
18 April 2012 The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and TriQuint Semiconductor have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to explore and develop new high-frequency and...

US, China hold secret cyber war games
17 April 2012 US intelligence agencies and Chinese military officials secretly conducted cyber war games in 2011 to help prevent a sudden military escalation from cyber attacks between the two nations, if...

Australia participates in Nato camouflage trials
17 April 2012 The Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has hosted Nato 's camouflage trials at the army Jungle Training Centre in Tully, Queensland, to test the effectiveness...

Saab recieves DTES contract extension from the UK MoD
16 April 2012 Saab has been awarded a two year contract extension by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to continue deliveries of the Deployable Tactical Engagement Simulation training system (DTES)...

Indian Army accelerates air defence system purchase
16 April 2012 The Indian Army air defence directorate has accelerated the purchase of new air defence guns to counter enemy aircraft and missiles, against the backdrop of concerns voiced by the army...

ABBS technology to protect vehicles against mine explosions
13 April 2012 Advanced Blast & Ballistic Systems (ABBS) has developed an active belly plate system to help double the protection of military vehicles, such as light armoured vehicles (LAVs) and main battle...

Pentagon orders multifocal contact lens prototypes
13 April 2012 Innovega has been awarded a contract by the US Department of Defense (DoD) for the delivery of a fully functioning prototype of its virtual reality contact lenses, iOptiks, to help enhance...

North Korea rocket launch ends in failure
13 April 2012 North Korea’s controversial rocket launch, regarded by many to be a test of long-range missile technology, has ended in...

Chinese Army’s Terminal Sensing Ammunition production moves ahead
12 April 2012 The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has made a breakthrough in the development of smart ammunition technology, called Terminal Sensing Ammunition (TSA), designed to destroy Main Battle...

Paramount delivers Maverick vehicles to Gabon
12 April 2012 Paramount Group delivered a fleet of ten Maverick Internal Security Vehicles to the Government of Gabon for deployment as public order vehicles during various stages of this year's Africa Cup...

Ukrainian BTR-3E1APCs excel during Kocha Singa 2012
11 April 2012 The Ukrainian BTR-3E1 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) delivered to the Royal Thai Army (RTA) excelled during the recently concluded Exercise Kocha Singa 2012 with the Singapore Armed Force...

British Army troops conduct Exercise Eagles Flight 12
11 April 2012 British Army troops belonging to 16 Air Assault Brigade have taken part in a training exercise called Exercise Eagles Flight 12 in Salisbury Plain,...

Harris to provide mission communication system to Latin American nation
10 April 2012 Harris has received orders from a Latin American nation for an integrated wireless digital voice and data network to enhance interoperable voice and data communications and situational...

US Army to receive UGS systems from Northrop
10 April 2012 Northrop Grumman has been awarded an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the supply of its Scorpion Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) systems to the US...

Japan orders Exelis GammaCam radiation detection systems
05 April 2012 The Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) has awarded a $6m contract to ITT Exelis for the supply of GammaCam radiation detection and imaging systems to help support the nation’s...

AeroVironment introduces new sensor payload for Raven SUAS
05 April 2012 AeroVironment has introduced a new miniature gimballed sensor payload for the RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) at the Quad A Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)...

FLC recognise ECBC’s work on tactical biological detector
04 April 2012 The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) has recognised the work of the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) on the development of a...

Bell secures US Army OH-58D Kiowa contract
04 April 2012 Bell Helicopter has been awarded a contract for the supply of nonrecurring engineering services and a new metal cabin for the US Army’s fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance...

Harris to provide field support services for ADF Falcon radios
03 April 2012 The Australia Department of Defence has awarded a contract to Harris to provide customer field support for its Falcon family of tactical communication systems, as part of a tactical...

Cobham to supply downlink system for ANG UH-72 helicopters
03 April 2012 The US Army National Guard (ANG) will receive a crucial downlink system for its UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) from Cobham as part of the Security and Support (S&S) Battalion...

Saab completes smoke testing of LEDS
02 April 2012 Saab has completed smoke testing of its third generation High Speed Directed Launcher (HSDL-306) system, part of its Land Electronic Defence System (LEDS), in a bid to improve its offerings...

Japan could intercept North Korean rocket
02 April 2012 The Japanese Defence Ministry has ordered its missile units to intercept the long-range rocket, Unha-3, which is expected to be launched by North Korea between 12 and 16 April 2012, if it...

March 2012

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US Army receives MK19 guns from GD
30 March 2012 The US Army has taken delivery of the first 85 of 650 MK19 40mm Grenade Machine Guns (GMGs) under a contract from the General Dynamics (GD) Armament and Technical...

Harris to deliver Falcon radios for undisclosed Middle East customer
30 March 2012 Harris has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Falcon III family of tactical communication solutions and associated equipment for the security forces of an undisclosed Middle...

UK MoD orders Sagem’s JIM LR binoculars
29 March 2012 Sagem has been awarded a contract for the supply of its JIM Long Range (LR) multifunction cooled infrared (IR) binoculars as part of the British Army’s Long Range Thermal Imager...

Oshkosh to supply additional FMTVs for US Army
29 March 2012 Oshkosh Defense has been awarded a contract modification for the manufacture and supply of its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) trucks and trailers to the US...

Meggitt to continue WTSS deliveries for ADF
28 March 2012 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has awarded a contract to Meggitt Training Systems (MTS) for the supply of its Weapon Training Simulation Systems (WTSS) at the Australian Army’s four...

Five teams submit bids for EMD phase of JLTV programme
28 March 2012 The US Army and US Marine Corps (USMC) have received five bids for the 27-month long Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of their Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)...

US approves annual military aid for Egypt
27 March 2012 The Pentagon has formally approved the release of $1.3bn in annual military assistance to Egypt, despite its failure to meet sufficient pro-democracy...

MDA awards THAAD follow-on development contract to Lockheed
27 March 2012 Lockheed Martin has been awarded an Advanced Capability Development (ACD) follow-on contract to continue development of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon...

US Army likely to delay aircraft modernisation programmes
26 March 2012 The US Army may delay some of its rotary-wing aircraft fleet modernisation programmes, but will not reduce or abandon the programmes in the wake of massive defence budget cuts, senior...

India, Singapore conduct Exercise Bold Kurukshetra 2012
26 March 2012 The Indian Army is conducting a joint bilateral armour exercise, codenamed Exercise Bold Kurukshetra 2012, with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) at Babina Field Firing Range in Jhansi, Uttar...

ViaSat to develop encrypted data storage systems on Scout SV
23 March 2012 General Dynamics (GD) UK has selected ViaSat to design and develop the on-board encrypted data storage systems that will protect sensitive mission data and intelligence on the British Army’s...

Textron, General Kinetics team up for TAPV programme
23 March 2012 Textron Systems Canada and General Kinetics have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on Textron’s proposed Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) programme for the...

Northrop to continue work on C2BMC programme
22 March 2012 Northrop Grumman has received a follow on contract to continue development, operations and sustainment work for the US Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Command, Control, Battle Management,...

BAE to develop helicopter sensor system for DARPA
22 March 2012 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to develop the next generation Multi-Function Radio Frequency (MFRF) Advanced Rotary...

US Army awards MFRFS prototype build contract to Raytheon
21 March 2012 The US Army has awarded a follow-on contract to Raytheon to manufacture for the Ku Band Multi-Function RF System (MFRFS) Sense and Warn (S&W) radars prototype build of its Counter Rocket...

Australian Army receives funding for additional Bushmasters
21 March 2012 The Australian Government has approved a funding of $15m to manufacture components of the next tranche of Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMVs) for the Australian Defence Forces...

IDF deploys new anti-tank missile systems
20 March 2012 The Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) Southern Command has deployed two new technological systems in a bid to detect and deflect the growing anti-tank missile threats in the Gaza...

Textron to supply additional MSFVs to Afghanistan Army
20 March 2012 Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&L Systems) has been awarded a contract option for the supply of 64 additional Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFVs) for the Afghanistan National Army...

Raytheon contracts LightPath for infrared optics development
19 March 2012 Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) has awarded a research & development (R&D) contract to LightPath Technologies to develop processes for low cost production for thermal infrared sensors....

Saab to continue providing C-IED training for British Army
19 March 2012 Saab has been awarded a two year contract extension to continue providing Collective Counter- Improvised Explosive Device Trainer (CCT) managed services to British Army troops in the UK and...

US Army purchases BAE software to accelerate data search
16 March 2012 BAE Systems has been selected by the US Army to supply its commercial data management software, GXP Xplorer, to help accelerate its efforts to locate and retrieve geospatial data from...

AeroVironment wins RQ-11B Raven logistics support contract
16 March 2012 AeroVironment has received a cost-plus-fixed-fee sole source contract from the US Army to provide contractor logistics support services for the RQ-11B Raven small Unmanned Aircraft System...

Russian Army to receive first Lynx LMVs in 2012
15 March 2012 The Russian Armed Forces will receive the first batch of 57 Italian Lynx light multirole armoured vehicles (LMVs) under contract from Iveco Defense Vehicles by the end of...

Raytheon to support US Army TOW missile subsystem
15 March 2012 Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC) has received a contract from the US Army to provide logistics and engineering support services for its Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wireless...

Textron selects Canadian suppliers for Afghanistan MSFV programme
14 March 2012 Textron Systems Canada has selected seven Canadian companies to provide components for the Afghanistan National Army’s (ANA) Mobile Strike Force Vehicle (MSFV)...

Boeing, US Army tests AVMS onboard H-6 helicopter
14 March 2012 The US Army and Boeing have completed flight testing of the company’s newly developed advanced rotorcraft flight control system, Adaptive Vehicle Management System (AVMS) in Arizona,...

Harris to supply Falcon radios for Iraq
13 March 2012 The Government of Iraq has placed orders with Harris for the supply of its Falcon II and Falcon III family of tactical communication solutions to its security forces for conducting a range...

US considers missile defence data sharing with Russia
13 March 2012 The US military is considering sharing unspecified secret antimissile shield (AMD) data with Russia in a bid to alleviate concerns about the deployment of a missile defence shield in...

Indian Army’s Arjun MBT to receive new eyes
12 March 2012 The Indian Army’s third generation Arjun Main Battle Tank (MBT) will soon be equipped with a new Automatic Video Tracker, developed by Deepti Electronics and Electro-Optics (Delopt),...

Raytheon to continue engineering services for US Army Patriot
12 March 2012 Raytheon has received a contract modification from the US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) to continue providing engineering services for the Patriot air and missile defence...

Harris to supply Falcon radios for undisclosed Middle Eastern customer
09 March 2012 Harris RF Communications division has been awarded a contract for the supply of its Falcon family of tactical radio systems for transmitting voice and data to the battlefield and software to...

DRS to provide US Army Kiowa MMS support services
09 March 2012 DRS Technologies' Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Group has been awarded a contract to provide programme support, field service and logistics for mast-mounted...

Lockheed completes US Army’s first THAAD battery deliveries
08 March 2012 Lockheed Martin has delivered all hardware and components associated with the US Army’s first Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) radar weapon system located at Fort Bliss in Texas,...

iRobot to supply FirstLook robots to US JIEDDO
08 March 2012 iRobot has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its 110 FirstLook throwable unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to the US Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organisation...

Lockheed to supply AN/TPQ-53 radar for US Army
07 March 2012 Lockheed Martin has received a firm fixed price contract from the US Army Product Manager for Radars (PdM Radars) for supply of its AN/TPQ-53 (EQ-36) Firefinder radar system to enhance...

Cheetah robot sets new speed record
07 March 2012 The Cheetah, a four legged robot developed by Boston Dynamics with funding support from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has set a new robot speed record by reaching...

Indian Army test fires BrahMos cruise missile
06 March 2012 The Indian Army has conducted the test firing of its BrahMos supersonic cruise missile at Pokharan range, near the Thar Desert region of Rajasthan, in a bid to formally induct the second...

IWI to unveil new NEGEV NG7 light machine gun
06 March 2012 Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) will unveil its newly developed Light Machine Gun (LMG), the NEGEV NG7, at the upcoming DefExpo India 2012 and FIDAE International Air & Space Fair 2012 to be held...

Indian Army places orders for artillery guns
05 March 2012 The Indian Army has awarded a contract to the Indian Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) for the supply of 100 howitzer artillery guns, after failing to acquire a single howitzer in the last 20...

China boosts military spending in 2012
05 March 2012 China's defence budget will increase in 2012 by 11.2% amidst an intensifying strategic rivalry between the US and China that has led to concerns from the Pentagon about the...

GD selects Green Hills INTEGRITY RTOS for Scout SV programme
02 March 2012 General Dynamics (GD) UK has selected the Green Hills Software-developed Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS) as the primary operating system software for all mission-critical computers...

US Army receives 200th UH-72A Lakota from Eurocopter
02 March 2012 The US Army has taken delivery of the 200th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) from Eurocopter at its production facility in Columbus, Mississippi, US as part of its UH-72A LUH...

Raytheon field tests new TOW missile propulsion system
01 March 2012 Raytheon has conducted field testing of a new launch, boost, sustain (LBS) propulsion system, developed by Alliant Tech Systems (ATK), for its Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wireless...

US Army’s Kiowa upgrade programme moves ahead
01 March 2012 Engineers at the US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Prototype Integration Facility (PIF) are developing the first major technology upgrade for...

February 2012

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Cassidian to support German Army’s NH90 missions in Afghanistan
29 February 2012 Cassidian has been awarded a contract modification for the supply of eight Einsatz Unterstützungsanlage (EUA) systems to support the German Army NH90 tactical transport helicopter’s (TTH)...

BAE to supply additional laser locator modules for US Army
29 February 2012 BAE Systems has received a contract modification from the US Army for the supply of additional lightweight handheld Laser Target Locator Modules (LTLM) to help soldiers determine target...

Sagem to provide maintenance for French Army Sperwer drones
28 February 2012 The French Defence Ministry's Aircraft Through Life Support Organisation SIMMAD has selected Sagem to provide in-service maintenance for the French Army's Sperwer SDTI tactical Unmanned...

Georgia introduces Lazika infantry fighting vehicle
28 February 2012 The Georgian Ministry of Defence has unveiled its second domestically developed Lazika tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) at the Vasiani military firing-range near Tbilisi,...

Oshkosh completes UIK installations on US Army M-ATVs
27 February 2012 Oshkosh Defense has completed in-theatre installation of 3,500 underbody improvement kits (UIKs) onto the US Army’s Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) vehicles...

Indian Army to conduct Shoorveer joint training exercise
27 February 2012 The Indian Army will conduct a joint training exercise dubbed ‘Shoorveer’ with the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Bikaner, Rajasthan from March 2012 in a bid to test the existing protocols...

New DRS wide-field thermal camera to safeguard military vehicles
24 February 2012 DRS Technologies Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) has developed the Driver’s Vision Enhancer Wide (DVE Wide), a new type of wide-angle thermal camera to prevent...

US Army to test Israeli, Swedish vehicles for GCV programme
24 February 2012 The US Army is planning to test Israeli and Swedish military vehicles and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) in late 2012 at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, US as part of its Ground...

Lockheed deploys Tracer radar to support USSOCOM
23 February 2012 The Lockheed Martin-developed Tactical Reconnaissance and Counter-Concealment-Enabled Radar (TRACER) has been deployed to operate onboard the US Army’s C12 Huron aircraft to support the US...

Barco to supply rugged displays for UK Army’s Scout SV programme
23 February 2012 General Dynamics (GD) UK has selected Barco to provide its TX-321S triple head rugged extreme displays and Video Processing Unit, VPU-101S, for the British Army’s Scout Specialist Vehicle...

US Army receives first production Block III Apache UTA
22 February 2012 Longbow Limited Liability, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, has completed delivery of the first production Unmanned Aerial Systems Tactical Common Data Link...

AxleTech, Hendrickson to modernise MaxxPro MRAP suspension systems
22 February 2012 Navistar Defense has awarded a contract to Hendrickson and AxleTech International to manufacture and supply independent suspension systems to equip its 2,717 International MaxxPro Long Wheel...

ATK to develop alternative warhead for US Army GMLRS
21 February 2012 The US Army has selected Alliant Tech Systems (ATK) to develop an alternative warhead for its Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS), an all-weather, precision-strike artillery rocket system. ...

US SMDC flight tests Economical Target-1 missile
21 February 2012 The US Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC / ARST) has completed flight testing of the newly developed Economical Target-1 (ET-1) missile at Eglin Air...

First MUOS-based communications demonstrated on AN/PRC-155 radio
20 February 2012 General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) has conducted the first demonstration of secure voice and data communications through the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite-communications...

US Army to receive additional Recon Scout XT Robots
20 February 2012 ReconRobotics has been awarded a $13.9m contract for the supply of 1,100 Recon Scout XT throwable micro-robot kits to assist the US Army's dismounted troops in conducting reconnaissance...

Brazilian Army receives vehicle intercom systems from Thales
17 February 2012 Thales' Brazilian subsidiary Omnisys has completed delivery of the first batch of SOTAS digital intercom systems for integration into the Brazilian Army's Urutu family of vehicles, VBTP-MR...

BAE to supply Bradley survivability seats for US Army
17 February 2012 SSI Technology has awarded a contract to BAE Systems for the supply of additional advanced survivability seats for the US Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicles in support of the Bradley...

US lawmakers debate Pentagon 2013 defence budget
16 February 2012 The Pentagon's 2013 defence spending plan has been met with divided opinions, with several Senate Armed Services Committee lawmakers questioning US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's...

US Army tests Raytheon Griffin missile for FOB protection
16 February 2012 The US Army has conducted testing to network Raytheon developed Griffin B missile to an ISTAR sensor payload, designed to safeguard Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) and small combat outposts...

Germany to equip PzH 2000 howitzer with new camouflage system
15 February 2012 The German Army’s Panzerhaubitze 2000 A2 self-propelled howitzers employed by the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) in Afghanistan will soon be equipped with a Mobile...

Russia to supply T-90 tanks to Algeria, Turkmenistan
15 February 2012 Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport has signed contracts with Algeria and Turkmenistan for the supply of 150 T-90C Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) following the defence ministry's refusal to...

BAE develops structural batteries to aid soldiers
14 February 2012 BAE Systems has developed and demonstrated an alternative to standard batteries which could lighten the load of dismounted soldiers' rucksacks containing electronic...

US Army Rifleman radios complete operational assessment
14 February 2012 The US Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment has completed the operational assessment of the General Dynamics C4 Systems' developed (GDC4S) software-programmable joint tactical radio system (JTRS)...

Raytheon to upgrade AN/ARC-231 airborne radio systems
13 February 2012 Raytheon is implementing the Satellite Communication (SATCOM) enhancement for all of its deployed AN/ARC-231 airborne radio terminals by upgrading the Integrated Waveform (IW) software at no...

UK MoD over-optimistic about military equipment budget, says PAC report
13 February 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been over-optimistic in planning its military equipment budget and deadlines for major defence procurement, says a report by the Public Accounts Committee...

DARPA’S LS3 AlphaDog begins outdoor testing
10 February 2012 The US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has conducted the first outdoor testing of its newly developed prototype semi-autonomous four-legged robot, the Legged Squad Support...

BAE to refurbish M113A2s for Iraqi Army
10 February 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded a foreign ministry sales (FMS) contract to refurbish 440 M113A2 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) in order to strengthen the effectiveness and interoperability of...

South Korean Army orders additional Aura Viper systems
09 February 2012 Aura Systems has been awarded a contract for the supply of additional 16KW Vehicle-Integrated Primary Electrical Resource (VIPER) mobile power systems to the Republic of Korea (ROK)...

Jordan to receive Harris Falcon tactical communication systems
09 February 2012 The Kingdom of Jordan has awarded a contract to Harris for the supply of Falcon tactical vehicular and handheld communication systems to the Jordanian Armed...

US Army receives first next generation automatic test system
08 February 2012 The US Army has received the first next generation automatic test system (NGATS) delivered by Northrop Grumman in partnership with DRS...

QinetiQ to supply hybrid electric drive for US Army GCV programme
08 February 2012 QinetiQ has received a contract from BAE Systems to provide its E-X-Drive transmission systems for the technology development (TD) phase of the US Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV)...

US Army selects BAE Boldstroke for CIRCM programme
07 February 2012 The US Army has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to participate in the development of the next generation Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) solution for the Armed Forces’ rotary-wing...

Russian and Indian armies train for INDRA-2012 exercise
07 February 2012 The Russian and Indian Armies have commenced preparation for the joint counter-terrorism combat exercise, INDRA 2012, scheduled to be held this summer at the Cheetah training range in East...

Australian Army receives two Chinooks from Boeing
06 February 2012 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken delivery of an additional two CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters from Boeing in Townsville, bringing its total Chinook fleet to...

US Army demonstrates new Apache Block III trainer
06 February 2012 The US Army AH-64D Longbow Apache Block III (AB3) Project Office has conducted a demonstration of the Apache Block III National Airspace trainer (AB3NAT), designed to enable...

Harris to supply Falcon tactical radios for Australian Army
03 February 2012 The Australian Department of Defence has placed orders worth $235m with Harris for the purchase of Falcon tactical radio systems in a bid to modernise its armed forces communications...

US Army to receive CVTESS trainers from Saab
03 February 2012 The US Army has awarded a contract to Saab Training USA to supply its next generation laser-based combat vehicle tactical engagement simulation system (CVTESS) for its fleet of armoured...

GD partners with BAE to develop Smart 81mm mortar round
02 February 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems has signed a teaming agreement with BAE Systems to develop and demonstrate the 81mm roll controlled guided mortar (RCGM) with global...

Lockheed to provide PAC-3 missiles hardware for US Army
02 February 2012 The US Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to provide hardware and associated services for the combat-proven Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3)...

Eurocopter delivers first NH90 TTH to French Army
01 February 2012 The French armament procurement agency (DGA) has taken delivery of the first final operational configuration (FOC) qualified NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) under a contract...

Israel best prepared to counter cyber attacks, says report
01 February 2012 Israel has been rated as best prepared to counter emerging cyber attacks followed by Finland and Sweden, according to a survey by Security and Defense Agenda (SDA), a Belgian research...

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Northrop wins US Army's C-RAM contract
31 January 2012 Northrop Grumman has received a contract from the US Army to install and maintain the counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) interceptor system at the forward operating bases...

Selex to provide logistical support services for Italian Army
31 January 2012 SELEX Sistemi Integrati has received €120m contracts from the Italian Ministry of Defence to provide maintenance and logistical support services for a range of army equipment and networking...

Boeing, Thales selects EC135 for ADF HATS programme
30 January 2012 Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) and Thales have selected the Eurocopter EC135 helicopter as its preferred platform to bid for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Project AIR 9000 Phase 7 -...

IDF Ground Forces receive advanced weaponry
30 January 2012 The Israeli Defence Forces' (IDF) Ground Forces GOC Army technological brigade is equipping its infantry units with a series of new high-tech weapons this year in order to boost their...

GD to supply GAU-19/B Gatling guns for US Army
27 January 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a contract for the production and supply of more than two dozen GAU-19/B Gatling gun systems for installation on US...

Quintron delivers first DICES VoIP system to WSMR
27 January 2012 Quintron Systems has completed the initial delivery of the digital integrated communications electronic system (DICES) voice over internet protocol (VoIP) system to the White Sands Missile...

Indonesian Leopard MBT procurement plan faces criticism
26 January 2012 The Indonesian Army’s procurement plan of 100 used Leopard 2 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) from the Netherlands is facing critical reviews from Commission I legislators overseeing defence affairs...

Iveco to supply 60 Lynx LMVs for Russian Army
26 January 2012 Iveco Defense Vehicles will supply 60 Lynx light multirole armoured vehicles (LMV) to the Russian Army, deputy defence minister Alexander Sukhorukov has...

Indian Army to conduct joint training exercise with US
25 January 2012 The Indian Army will conduct a joint company-level field training exercise, Yudh Abhyas, with the US Army at the Mahajan field firing ranges in Rajasthan desert in March...

Israel tests Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system
25 January 2012 The Israeli Defence Ministry has completed testing of the Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system designed to protect the nation against long-range ballistic missile threats in the stratosphere....

Harris to supply Falcon II tactical radios for an international customer
24 January 2012 Harris has been awarded a contract for the supply of Falcon II tactical radios to modernise the tactical communications of an undisclosed international...

US Army deploys GDC4S Rifleman radios to Afghanistan
24 January 2012 The US Army has deployed the General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) joint tactical radio system (JTRS) handheld, manpack & small form fit (HMS) Rifleman radio (AN/PRC-154) and Itronix GD300...

Sagem to upgrade M270 multiple-launch rocket systems
23 January 2012 Cassidian has awarded a contract to Sagem to supply its Sigma 30 Inertial Navigation System (INS) to upgrade the self-propelled M270 Mars Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) artillery systems...

Boeing settles Chinook billing case with US Army
23 January 2012 Boeing has agreed to pay $4.4m to the US Department of Defense (DoD) to settle allegations it overcharged the US government for upgrading and modifying the US Army's CH-47 Chinook...

BAE wins contract modification for US Army's PIM programme
20 January 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract modification to continue research and development for the completion of the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the US Army's...

Oshkosh to continue to support US Army's FHTV fleet
20 January 2012 Oshkosh Defense has been awarded a bridge contract extension to continue development and support for the US Army's heavy tactical vehicles (FHTV) fleet in...

Army-technology.com launches new defense survey
20 January 2012 Army-technology.com is launching a major global defense industry survey and we'd like to hear your opinions on the most important business issues for...

Brazilian Army to receive Harris Falcon III tactical radios
19 January 2012 Harris Corporation has received a contract from Brazil's Centre for Communications and Electronic Warfare (CCOMGEX) to supply its Falcon III VHF Combat Net Radios and Falcon III Secure...

Renault to supply Sherpa trucks for French armed forces
19 January 2012 Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) has been awarded a contract to supply Sherpa Medium trucks used to refuel the French armed forces'...

Arista Power wins US Army Micro-Grid development contract
18 January 2012 The US Army has selected Arista Power as a prime contractor for phase one of the Renewable Energy for Distributed Under-Supplied Command Environments (REDUCE) programme, aimed at minimising the...

Nato anti-missile radar begins surveillance operations in Turkey
18 January 2012 An early-warning radar station, part of the Nato anti-missile radar system deployed in the Anatolian province of Turkey, has been activated to begin surveillance operations, a Turkish...

UK MoD to reveal second tranche of redundancies
17 January 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) will soon reveal the second tranche of armed forces redundancies as part of the cuts recommended by the UK Government's 2010 Strategic Defence and Security...

BAE to supply additional XSBI body armour plates for US Army
17 January 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract modification for the production and supply of additional X-Threat Small Arms Protective Insert (XSAPI) side ballistic plates to the US Army for...

Afghan Army to receive Russian Mi-17V-5 helicopters in July 2012
16 January 2012 The Afghan National Army (ANA) will take delivery of the remaining 12 Mi-17V-5 multirole military transport helicopters under contract with Russia in July 2012, the Russian...

Iveco delivers first heavy-duty military trucks to Armasuisse
16 January 2012 The Swiss procurement agency Armasuisse has taken delivery of the first of 910 Iveco heavy-duty military trucks under a contract from Iveco Defence Vehicles....

US Army field-tests Raytheon's Maingate radio system
13 January 2012 The US Army has tested the tactical networking capabilities of the Raytheon-provided Mobile Ad hoc Interoperability Network GATEway (Maingate) radio system during two field trials with army...

US Army orders additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters
13 January 2012 EADS North America has been awarded a $212.7m contract by the US Army for the delivery of 39 UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters (LUH) as part of its total acquisition...

SpotterRF unveils M80 video surveillance radar
12 January 2012 SpotterRF has unveiled the first production units of its M80 man-portable surveillance radar to enhance situational awareness of the individual war-fighter in the...

Boeing to deliver additional CH-47F Chinook helicopters
12 January 2012 The US Army has awarded a $370m contract to Boeing for the delivery of 14 additional CH-47F Chinook helicopters as part of US foreign military sales (FMS) programmes in Australia and...

Australian Army orders Faun Trackway UAV landing mats
11 January 2012 Faun Trackway USA has been awarded a contract to supply an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) aircraft landing mat (ALM) to the Australian armed...

Swedish armed forces to procure BvS10 Vikings from BAE
11 January 2012 BAE Systems subsidiary Hagglunds has been selected by the Swedish Defence Materiel Agency (FMV) to provide 48 BvS10 Viking Mark II high-mobility all-terrain vehicles for use by Swedish armed...

IRGC ground troops conduct military exercise
10 January 2012 Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force units are conducting a military drill, codenamed Shohaday-e Vahdat, in eastern Iran to boost and demonstrate operational readiness...

Raytheon to continue Stunner interceptor development
10 January 2012 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has awarded a contract to Raytheon for continued development of the Stunner advanced multi-mission, multi-platform interceptor, designed for integration into...

Helibras to support Brazilian EC725 fleet
09 January 2012 Brazilian Eurocopter subsidiary Helibras has been awarded a five-year contract by the Brazilian armed forces to provide and manage all spare parts, stocks and associated technical support for...

GD to continue US Army M1A1 Abrams tank upgrades
09 January 2012 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has been awarded a contract modification from the US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command to continue upgrades of the M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2...

Longbow to supply radar, data links for US Apache Block III
06 January 2012 The Lockheed Martin-Northrop Grumman joint venture, Longbow Limited Liability, has been awarded a contract to deliver radars and data link systems for the US Army’s latest AH-64D Apache Block...

French Army receives acoustic sniper kits from Renault
06 January 2012 The French defense procurement agency (DGA) has taken delivery of 80 acoustic sniper localisation system (SLATE) kits from Renault Trucks Defense for integration into the TOP 12.7 variant of...

RE2 to supply dual ARM HDMS for US Army
05 January 2012 Robotics Engineering Excellence (RE2) has been awarded a contract to provide a dual Autonomous Robotic Manipulation (ARM) Highly Dexterous Manipulation System (HDMS) to the US Army's...

Raytheon completes upgrade of Kuwait’s first Patriot radar
05 January 2012 Raytheon has completed the upgrade and delivery of the first of six configuration-3 Patriot radar systems for Kuwait under a $148m foreign military sales contract with the US Army Aviation...

ITT Exelis receives US Army satellite communications contract
04 January 2012 ITT Exelis has received a Wideband Satellite Communications (SATCOM) operations and technical support (WSOTS) contract to provide mission support for the US Army’s wideband satellite...

Indian Army inducts NBC defence equipment
04 January 2012 The Indian armed forces have inducted nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) defence equipment for detection, protection, medical management and decontamination of dirty nuclear...

Lockheed to supply THAAD interceptors for UAE
03 January 2012 The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded a foreign military sales (FMS) contract to Lockheed Martin to supply two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile interceptors to the...

Boeing-Northrop team wins GMD sustainment contract
03 January 2012 Boeing and Northrop Grumman have received the development and sustainment contract (DSC) from the US Missile Defense Agency to continue work on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element...

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US Army further extends WWSS contract
23 December 2011 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has received a second extension for the US Army's worldwide satellite systems (WWSS) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ)...

Ecuadorian Army receives AS350 B2 helicopters
22 December 2011 The Ecuadorian Army has taken delivery of the first two of nine Ecureuil AS350 B2 light utility helicopters under contract from Eurocopter at La Balvina in Sangolquí,...

Indian Army receives indigenous ROV Daksh
22 December 2011 The Indian Army has received its first indigenous remotely operated vehicle (ROV), capable of diffusing improvised explosive devices...

Nexter Systems submits bids for Canadian Army’s CCV programme
21 December 2011 The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has received two bids from Nexter Systems in response to request for proposals (RFP) for the close combat vehicle (CCV)...

Rheinmetall to supply Buffalo ARVs to Canadian Army
21 December 2011 Rheinmetall Defence has been awarded a contract to supply Bergepanzer 3 Buffalo armoured recovery vehicles (ARVs) and associated training support to the Canadian Army for use in...

British Army receives final upgraded Lynx helicopter
20 December 2011 The British Army Air Corps has taken delivery of the last of 22 Lynx AH Mk9A helicopters from AgustaWestland at its Yeovil facility in south-west England under the Lynx Mk9A...

Northrop, ITT Exelis partner for US Army's MNVR programme
20 December 2011 Northrop Grumman has partnered with ITT Exelis to compete for the US Army’s Mid-Tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) programme, aimed at providing a new vehicle-mounted, software-defined...

UK MoD confirms troops to provide Olympic security
19 December 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed the deployment of 13,500 military personnel to help provide security during the upcoming London 2012 Olympic...

Raytheon to deliver additional Patriot fire units for Taiwan
19 December 2011 Raytheon has been awarded a foreign military sales (FMS) contract by the US Army Aviation and Missile Command for the delivery of additional fire units for the Patriot Air and Missile...

Poland to upgrade T-72M1, PT-91 MBTs
16 December 2011 The Polish ministry of defence will spend PLN138.6m ($42m) for the upgrade of T-72M1 and PT-91 Twardy Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) under two separate contracts, the Army's First Regional Logistics...

ADF receives new MRH90 helicopter
16 December 2011 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken delivery of its 15th MRH90 multirole helicopter from Australian Aerospace at its production facility in Brisbane as part of the MRH90 helicopter...

GD's Rifleman Radios complete operational testing
15 December 2011 General Dynamics C4 Systems' (GDC4S) joint tactical radio system (JTRS) AN/PRC-154 Rifleman radios have completed the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) at the US Army's...

Australia to purchase route clearance vehicles
15 December 2011 The Australian Government has approved the purchase of four wheeled route clearance vehicles under Project NINGAUI to provide increased protection to troops against improvised explosive...

US Army next-generation helicopter production moves ahead
14 December 2011 The US Army is in the initial stages of designing a next-generation multirole helicopter under the joint multirole (JMR) programme to replace the majority of its existing aircraft...

Australian Army to receive two additional Chinooks
13 December 2011 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will purchase two additional CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters from the US following the signing of a Letter of Offer and Acceptance in an effort to boost...

Selex Galileo to upgrade British Army light gun
13 December 2011 The UK Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Artillery Systems Team has awarded a contract to Selex Galileo to upgrade the existing layers display and control unit (LDCU) of the British Army’s...

Australian Army’s Project Overlander moves ahead
12 December 2011 The Australian Government has selected preferred tenderers for its $7.5bn Land 121 Project Overlander, aimed at providing the army with 7,500 new vehicles, defence minister Stephen Smith...

Rheinmetall to supply HX 81 tractors to German Army
12 December 2011 Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) has been awarded a contract to supply 12 new 8x8 HX 81 tractors including a training package, tools and spare parts to the German Army...

Northrop receives contract modification for US Army MQ-5B Hunter
09 December 2011 Northrop Grumman has received two contract modifications from the US Army to provide contractor logistics support for its Hunter MQ-5B unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)...

US Army to receive digitised M119A2 Howitzers
09 December 2011 The US Army will soon receive an upgraded, digitised M119A2 howitzer that will enable infantry brigade combat teams to begin firing rounds quickly to avoid enemy return...

Elbit Systems to supply LWS for IDF, European army
08 December 2011 Elbit Systems has received two separate contracts from the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and a European army for the supply of Lightweight Weapons Stations (LWS) for armoured military...

Lockheed delivers upgraded LRFDs for US Army Apache helicopter
08 December 2011 Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Modernised Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) Laser Rangefinder Designators (LRFDs) as part of upgrades for the US Army’s Apache helicopter Modernized...

Cubic to support US Army NGWC expansion in Kuwait
07 December 2011 Cubic Global Tracking Solutions (CGTS) has received a contract from the US Army to provide support for the expansion of its Next Generation Wireless Communications (NGWC) solutions for...

SAIC bid protest for US Army GCV contract denied
07 December 2011 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied SAIC’s bid protest against the US Army’s decision to award technology development contracts for a new ground combat vehicle (GCV) to...

DARPA seeks speech, sketch interfaces for C2 systems
06 December 2011 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to Adapx to build and integrate advanced speech and sketch interfaces for command and control (C2)...

British Army completes Crimson Eagle exercise
06 December 2011 British Army Apache AH Mk1 helicopter pilots and ground crew have completed the two-month long Crimson Eagle exercise in the US as part of the Apache Conversion to Role...

US begins departure from Pakistan’s Shamsi air base
05 December 2011 The US military has begun withdrawing its troops and equipment from Pakistan’s Shamsi air base under orders from the Pakistan Government after an alleged Nato cross-border airstrike that killed...

Harris equips RF-7800T with digital wireless video link
05 December 2011 Harris has integrated its RF-7800T situational awareness video receiver (SAVR) with the Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Digital Data Link (SUAS-DDL) waveform in order to receive wireless...

Saab to supply Carl-Gustaf system for US Army
02 December 2011 Saab has received a contract from the US Army and the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the delivery of 126 Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon...

Australian Army receives final Tiger helicopter
02 December 2011 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken delivery of the last of 22 Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters (ARH) from the Australian Aerospace Final Assembly plant at Brisbane...

US, Canadian Armies select NGRAIN VTT solutions
01 December 2011 NGRAIN has been selected by the US Army and the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) for the supply of Virtual Task Trainer (VTT) solutions to help enhance soldier performance and...

Swiss Army to receive additional DURO armoured vehicles
01 December 2011 General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has received a contract from the Swiss procurement agency Armasuisse for delivery of 70 additional Mowag DURO (durable and robust) armoured...

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Russia activates early warning missile radar system
30 November 2011 Russia has activated its new long-range anti-missile radar system at its Baltic radar station in the Kaliningrad region in response to a planned US-led Nato anti-missile defence (AMD) shield...

US Army orders additional Rockwell T-BOS simulators
30 November 2011 Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract to supply additional Transportable Black Hawk Operations Simulators (T-BOS) and associated services for the US Army in support of its UH-60L and...

UK bans military data sharing with Russia
29 November 2011 The UK will suspend the sharing of military information with Russia following the latter’s failure to comply with the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Europe minister...

French Army receives first BvS10 vehicles
29 November 2011 The French Army has taken delivery of the first of 53 BvS10 Viking Mark II high-mobility all-terrain vehicles (VHMs) from BAE Systems that are designed to offer high mobility and increased...

Indian, Russian armies to conduct joint INDRA exercise
28 November 2011 The Indian Army will conduct the INDRA joint counter-terrorism combat exercise with the Russian Army at Cheetah training range in East Russia next...

Iraqi Army conducts military training exercise
28 November 2011 The Iraqi Army has conducted a two-day military training exercise in Baghdad to demonstrate its readiness to defend its airspace following the gradual withdrawal of US troops from...

GE to support US Army MLRS/HIMARS platform
28 November 2011 Harris has awarded a contract to GE Intelligent Platforms to supply PPC7EP single-board computers for the US Army multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) M-270 high-mobility artillery rocket...

UK, Turkey sign military cooperation treaty
28 November 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence and Turkey have signed a military cooperation treaty for increased collaboration between the armed forces of both nations....

Elbit receives Israeli MoD simulators order
25 November 2011 The Israeli Ministry of Defence has placed an order with Elbit Systems for Armoured Driving Trainers (ADTs) and a Forward Observer Trainer...

Singapore, Malaysia conclude Semangat Bersatu exercise
25 November 2011 The Singapore and Malaysian armies have concluded a six-day joint exercise, Semangat Bersatu 2011, aimed at strengthening and increasing interoperability between the two...

Indian Army conducts Sudarshan Shakti exercise
25 November 2011 The Indian Army is conducting the Sudarshan Shakti exercise alongside the Indian Air Force (IAF) to test its war-fighting doctrine in the Barmer-Jaisalmer sector, Rajasthan, India....

Rheinmetall wins Russian Army contract
25 November 2011 Rheinmetall has been awarded a contract by the Russian Defence Ministry for an army simulation-supported training centre in Mulino,...

Canada to equip armoured vehicles with black boxes
24 November 2011 The Canadian military has placed orders for 2,000 data recorders to equip its armoured vehicles to track the effects of bomb blasts in...

Australia receives Carl Gustav weapon
24 November 2011 The Australian Defence Force has taken delivery of the first order of 437 new Carl Gustav 84mm guns and thermal sights, Defence Materiel minister Jason Clare has...

Austria to sell, scrap armoured vehicles by 2013
24 November 2011 Austrian defence minister Norbert Darabos has said that two-thirds of the army's armoured vehicles will be sold, scrapped or recycled by late 2013 in a bid to save up to €15m...

Boeing and Northrop submit final proposal for GMD contract
24 November 2011 Boeing and Northrop have submitted a final proposal for the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) ground-based midcourse defence (GMD) development and sustainment...

Indian Army to induct Rudra choppers
23 November 2011 The Indian Army will soon induct the Rudra Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), armed with advanced air-to-air and anti-tank missiles, along the Pakistan border and western front....

US Army tests new water, fuel container system
23 November 2011 US Army paratroopers have recently completed testing of a new water and fuel container system for airdrops in...

Raytheon tests terminal with on-orbit AEHF satellite
23 November 2011 Raytheon's operationally fielded terminal, Army Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal (SMART-T), has been tested with an Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF)...

Lockheed, Raytheon submit final GMD proposal
23 November 2011 Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have submitted their final proposal revision for the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) ground-based midcourse defence (GMD) development and sustainment...

French Army renews truck support contract with Renault
22 November 2011 The French Army has renewed its Integrated Through-Life Support Structure for Terrestrial Equipment contract with Renault Trucks...

Sikorsky delivers fourth UH-60M aircraft to Sweden
22 November 2011 Sikorsky Aircraft has delivered the fourth of 15 UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft to the US Army for use by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration...

Rheinmetall, ADS conduct AMAP-ADS live fire testing
22 November 2011 Rheinmetall and ADS have conducted the live-fire testing of the active defence system (ADS) to demonstrate the system's capability to destroy threats in the immediate vicinity of the...

Sweden receives first Rheinmetall Kodiak armoured vehicle
22 November 2011 The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has received the first of six Kodiak AEV 3 S armoured heavy-duty combat engineering vehicles from Rheinmetall...

UK MoD awards DCCT upgrade contract to Meggitt
21 November 2011 Meggitt has received a modification contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the upgrade of the British Army’s dismounted close combat trainer...

Australia to upgrade soldier combat helmets
21 November 2011 Australia will soon award a A$100m contract to upgrade combat helmets worn by its soldiers in Afghanistan, Defence Materiel minister Jason Clare...

TCS to support US Army SNAP VSAT satellite systems
21 November 2011 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has been awarded a contract by the US Army to provide field support for Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point...

DRDO develops artillery guns for Indian Army
21 November 2011 The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is developing an indigenous 155mm, 52-calibre howitzer for the Indian...

Pakistan, China begin YOUYI-IV exercise
18 November 2011 The Pakistan and Chinese Armies have begun a brigade-level joint training exercise, YOUYI-IV, near Jhelum in...

IDF conducts abduction simulation exercise
18 November 2011 The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has conducted a large-scale training exercise that simulated the abduction of a soldier from a Jordan Valley army...

Boeing to continue Adaptive Optic System development
18 November 2011 The US Department of Defense's (DoD) High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO) has awarded a contract to Boeing to continue developing the high-power adaptive optic system...

GD wins Egyptian Abrams tank kits contract
18 November 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems has received a $395m contract from the US TACOM Lifecycle Management Command as part of the Egyptian M1A1 Abrams tank co-production...

Sikorsky to overhaul RSLF Black Hawk helicopters
17 November 2011 The Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command (RSLFAC) has awarded a follow-on contract to Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) to upgrade and extend the service life of its fleet of Black Hawk...

Raytheon to develop new image processing technology
17 November 2011 The US Army has awarded a contract to Raytheon to develop a new image processing technology for the Advanced Distributed Aperture...

Lockheed to maintain US Army aerostat detection system
17 November 2011 Lockheed Martin has been selected by the US Army to maintain, operate and sustain its Persistent Threat Detection System...

MDA test-fires THAAD missile system with STSS
17 November 2011 The US Missile Defence Agency (MDA) has completed an integrated flight test of the terminal high-altitude area defence (THAAD) radar weapon system at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at...

Zimbabwe receives AK-47 assault rifles from China
16 November 2011 The Zimbabwe Defence Force (ZDF) has taken delivery of Chinese small arms and equipment including AK-47 assault rifles to re-equip its...

Aerosonic to provide altimeters for US Army aviation
16 November 2011 Aerosonic has been awarded an initial delivery order by the Defense Logistics Agency to provide AAU/31A altimeters for the US Army aviation...

GD to supply additional M2HB guns to US Army
16 November 2011 The US Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command has awarded a modification contract to General Dynamics (GD) for the supply of M2 heavy barrel (M2HB) machine...

Raytheon introduces first hybrid cellular capability
16 November 2011 Raytheon has introduced the first hybrid cellular capability for soldier networks during the US Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) held at Fort Benning, Georgia,...

Northrop Meshnet to participate in US Army NIE
15 November 2011 Northrop Grumman’s Meshnet Technology (AMT) has been selected by the US Army to participate in the second Network Integration Evaluation...

US Army receives Raytheon AN/ARC-231 radio system
15 November 2011 Raytheon has delivered the 5,000th AN/ARC-231 radio system for the US Army Aviation ARC-231 radio...

India test-fires Agni-IV missile
15 November 2011 India has successfully tested its Agni-IV indigenous nuclear-capable advanced surface-to-surface ballistic missile from Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast,...

UK MoD confirms 1,800 British Army troops will leave Germany next year
15 November 2011 Around 1,800 British Army troops based in Germany will return to the UK early next year following the confirmation of the first tranche of army unit moves by the ministry of defence...

Comtech to provide MTTS for US Army
14 November 2011 Comtech Systems has received a contract to provide a modular transportable troposcatter system (MTTS) for the US Army's Warfighter Information Network – Tactical Programme...

India, China plan joint military exercise
14 November 2011 India and China are planning to conduct a joint military exercise in 2012, a top Indian Army official...

USSOUTHCOM to receive Harris tactical radio systems
14 November 2011 Harris has received an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the supply of military communications and field support services to support nations in the US Southern...

Germany may reduce forces in Afghanistan
14 November 2011 Germany is likely to reduce its military forces in Afghanistan in 2012, according to a government...

GD to provide medium calibre ammunition for US Army
11 November 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems has received modification contracts from the US Army Sustainment Command and an international customer for the development of the 20mm PGU...

US eyes Iron Dome batteries
11 November 2011 The US Army is likely to purchase Israel’s Iron Dome anti-rocket system for deployment outside forward bases in Iraq and Afghanistan against attacks from 107mm Katyushas...

Australia orders additional Saab Carl-Gustaf system
11 November 2011 The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has placed additional orders with Saab to provide ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf M3 weapon...

VirTra to deliver weapon simulator for US Army
11 November 2011 VirTra Systems (VTSI) has been awarded a contract to provide 180° weapon simulators for the US...

South African Army to test Chaka C2 system
10 November 2011 The South African Army and Joint Operations (J Ops) Division is likely to test the Chaka brigade-and-below control and command (C2) system at the ongoing Exercise...

Comtech to support US Army BFT, MTS programmes
10 November 2011 Comtech Mobile Datacom has received additional grants to continue to support the US Army's Blue Force Tracking (BFT-1) and Movement Tracking System (MTS)...

Indian Army receives second Brahmos Block II missile
10 November 2011 The Indian Army has received the second regiment of Brahmos Block II variant supersonic cruise missile systems to bolster its combat...

Cubic provides mission support services to US Army
10 November 2011 Cubic Applications has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract by the US Army for mission support...

Optex to upgrade sighting system for undisclosed customer
09 November 2011 Optex Systems has been awarded a contract by an undisclosed customer to upgrade the sighting system apparatus on a fleet of combat vehicles for the armed forces of a G-20...

Harris introduces first Type-1 certified handheld radio
09 November 2011 Harris has introduced the first National Security Agency (NSA) Type-1 certified handheld radio, the Falcon III AN/PRC-152A, which will extend tactical networking to dismounted...

US Army MEP equipped Lakota helicopters enter service
09 November 2011 The US Army's UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), equipped with the security and support (S&S) battalion mission equipment package (MEP), has begun operational...

French Army to receive NH90 helicopter
09 November 2011 The French Army will receive the NH90 tactical transport helicopter (TTH) variant in the final operational configuration by the end of...

Indian Army to be equipped with e-bomb
08 November 2011 The Indian Army would soon be equipped with an "electromagnetic bomb" (e-bomb), Terminal Ballistic and Research Laboratory (TBRL) director Dr Manjit Singh...

BAE to support UK MoD Warrior upgrade programme
08 November 2011 BAE Systems has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to support and provide crucial systems for the Warrior Capability Sustainment...

Boeing submits Chinook production proposal to US Army
08 November 2011 Boeing has submitted a multiyear contract proposal to the US Army for the production and delivery of 155 CH-47F...

Nato conducts Exercise Steadfast Juncture 2011
08 November 2011 Nato has begun Exercise Steadfast Juncture 2011 with the Lithuanian Armed Forces to support Nato Response Force (NRF) readiness for the 2012 standby period....

ATK to provide additional support for US Army ISAAS
07 November 2011 ATK has been awarded a modification contract by the US Army to provide additional ammunition and support for the XM25 individual semi-automatic airburst system...

US, Israeli Armies to conduct joint exercise
07 November 2011 The US Army and Israeli Defence Forces will conduct a joint military exercise in 2012, marking it the largest exercise in US-Israeli military history, US assistant Secretary of State Andrew...

Israel test fires advanced ballistic missile
07 November 2011 Israel has test fired an advanced ballistic missile from the Palmahim Israel Defence Forces base in central Israel, according to Defence...

KMW to support Brazilian Leopard MBT
07 November 2011 The Brazilian Army has awarded a comprehensive industrial logistic support (ILS) contract to Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to provide technical support for the Leopard 1A5 main battle tanks...

Saab receives British Army contract
04 November 2011 Saab has received a two-year extension support contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to maintain training systems used by the British...

Eurocopter to upgrade French Cougar helicopter
04 November 2011 The French defence procurement agency, Direction Generale de l'Armement (DGA), has awarded a contract to Eurocopter for the modernisation of seven Cougar helicopters....

Indian Armed Forces conduct Maha Gajraj 2011
04 November 2011 The Indian Armed Forces is due to begin a major exercise called Maha Gajraj 2011 over the Pokharan western desert in Rajasthan,...

ATK to provide Non-Standard Ammunition to Afghan forces
04 November 2011 ATK has received delivery orders from the US Army to provide non-standard (non-Nato) ammunition for the Afghan Security...

CGI to provide LIS support to US Army
03 November 2011 The US Army Reserve Command (USARC) has renewed a contract with CGI Federal for the logistics information systems (LIS) support services...

Missile shield talks stalled until 2012 summit
03 November 2011 Russian European missile defence shield talks with Nato have been postponed until the May 2012 summit in Chicago, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko...

Boeing delivers first Block III Apache Helicopter to US Army
03 November 2011 Boeing has delivered the first AH-64D Apache Block III multirole attack helicopter to the US...

Czech Army grounds C-295M military planes
03 November 2011 The Czech Army has grounded its four CASA C-295M military planes after encountering an equipment failure before landing, army spokesperson Mira Trebicka...

Finland seeks RMP anti-aircraft missiles from US
02 November 2011 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale for 600 Stinger-Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles to...

US Army orders additional Buffalo vehicles
02 November 2011 The US Army Contracting Command has awarded a firm-fixed-price modification contract to Force Protection for the purchase of an additional 167 Buffalo A2 mine-protected clearance...

BAE produces MOLLE components for US Army
02 November 2011 BAE Systems has produced more than 15 million Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) components for the US Army and the Defense Logistics...

Northrop awarded C-RAM contract
02 November 2011 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the US Army for expanded operations of Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) sense-and-warn systems in Afghanistan and...

Spanish Army to receive Elbit Mortars
01 November 2011 The Spanish Army has placed orders with Elbit Systems to equip its forces with Cardom autonomous recoil 81mm...

US to provide Super Cobra Helicopters to Turkey
01 November 2011 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale of three AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters to...

South Korea conducts large-scale military exercise
01 November 2011 The South Korean Northwest Islands Defence Command had staged a large-scale military exercise off the west coast, near the tense maritime border in the Yellow...

Aerodyne receives US Army UAS Contract
01 November 2011 Aerodyne has received a contract to provide technical and engineering support for the US Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project...

October 2011

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UK should stay until 2014, says Afghan army head
31 October 2011 The UK should not withdraw its troops from the Afghanistan frontline before the stipulated 2014 deadline, says Afghanistan Army head brigadier general Sheren...

US Army Space Missile Command extends COSMIC contract
31 October 2011 The US Army has decided to extend the space and missile defence research contract, also known as COSMIC, with BAE Systems without...

US Army to equip MRAP vehicles with Falcon III radios
31 October 2011 Harris Corporation has been awarded a contract to provide Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios for US Army Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)...

Cubic to supply laser engagement system for US Army
31 October 2011 Cubic Defense has received a contract from the US Army to provide the Instrumentable Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapons System (I-MILES...

Iran receives Avtobaza ELINT systems from Russia
28 October 2011 Russia has delivered Avtobaza truck-mounted Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and jamming systems to Iran, Military and Technical Cooperation Agency deputy director Konstantin Biryulin...

Northrop demonstrates digital interoperability
28 October 2011 Northrop Grumman has conducted integration and testing of its Scorpion II unattended target recognition system and the lightweight AN/ZPY-1 STARLite tactical...

Saudi Arabia seeks armoured vehicles from US
28 October 2011 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale of 124 M1151A1-B1 Up-Armoured High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and 99...

US Army orders additional GD Stryker vehicles
28 October 2011 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has received a $367m contract from the US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command to produce and deliver 177 additional double-V hull Stryker...

Alion to improve US Army LandWarNet concepts
27 October 2011 Alion Science and Technology has received three contracts from the US Army to provide technical engineering support to improve the future LandWarNet concepts and enabling...

Germany to shut military bases
27 October 2011 The German Government is planning to close up to 31 military bases located across the country in a move to enhance the effectiveness of the German armed forces in meeting 21st century...

Tata to provide electronic warfare systems to Indian Army
27 October 2011 Tata Power SED has been selected as a system integrator for the Indian Army’s electronics warfare (EW)...

MEADS to demonstrate missile launcher
27 October 2011 MEADS International (MI) will demonstrate advanced capabilities of the first medium extended air defense system (MEADS) launcher at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico,...

Iran develops advanced electromagnetic railgun
26 October 2011 Iran has developed an advanced noiseless electromagnetic railgun that is capable of firing steel bullets without using explosive...

Boeing starts final assembly of Canadian Chinook
26 October 2011 Boeing has started final assembly of the Canadian Army’s first CH-147F Chinook helicopter at the Ridley Park facility in Pennsylvania,...

AeroVironment to provide support services for Puma UAS
26 October 2011 The US Army has awarded a contract to AeroVironment to provide support services for the digital Puma All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft system...

Lockheed to upgrade British Army Warrior vehicles
26 October 2011 Lockheed Martin has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to upgrade the British Army’s Warrior Armoured Fighting...

Rheinmetall to provide Vingtaqs II system for Malaysian Army
25 October 2011 DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies has awarded a contract to Rheinmetall Nordic for the supply of the Vingtaqs II long-range surveillance and reconnaissance system to the Malaysian...

Nammo to demilitarise Japanese cluster munitions
25 October 2011 Nammo has received a contract from the Japanese MoD (MoDJ) for the demilitarisation of their self-defence forces stock of cluster...

DynCorp selected to provide TASM-E
25 October 2011 DynCorp International has received a task order from the US Army to provide Theater Aviation Support Management in Europe...

AFP Modernisation Programme receives funding
25 October 2011 The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernisation Programme has received PHP10bn ($230.3m) in funding for the purchase of additional weaponry and vehicles, Philippine President Benigno...

ANSF to receive aircraft from Nato
24 October 2011 The Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) will receive 145 multi-type planes and 21 helicopters from Nato, Training Mission-Afghanistan commander lieutenant general William Caldwell has...

US receives Boeing CSEL SAR communications system
24 October 2011 Boeing has delivered the Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) combat search and rescue communications system to the US joint...

GD to upgrade Canadian LAV III vehicles
24 October 2011 General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has been awarded a C$1.06bn ($1.05bn) contract to upgrade the Canadian Army’s fleet of 550 LAV III combat...

Selex Elsag to upgrade Nato satcoms
24 October 2011 Selex Elsag has been awarded a contract to upgrade Nato’s satellite communication (satcom) systems and related infrastructure to improve its operational capability....

Meggitt to supply live-fire training ranges to US Army
21 October 2011 US Army Contracting Command TACOM has awarded a contract to Meggitt Training Systems to provide equipment for live-fire training ranges at US army installations...

GD to provide cybersecurity services for US DIA
21 October 2011 The US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has awarded a task order to General Dynamics (GD) Information Technology to provide information assurance and cybersecurity...

Nato to end Libyan mission
21 October 2011 The seven-month Nato-led international military air mission in Libya is expected to end soon, following the death of colonel Muammar Gaddafi on...

Turbomeca awarded Brazilian MoD engine support contract
21 October 2011 The Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a five-year global support package (GSP) contract to Turbomeca do Brasil (Safran group) to support 100 Makila 2A gas...

Russia develops new mobile radar
20 October 2011 Russia has developed a new mobile radar, the 55Zh6ME, which is capable of detecting long-range targets, a Nizhniy Novgorod Research Institute of Radio Engineering (NNIIRT) spokesman has...

Harris to supply advanced satellite terminals to US Army
20 October 2011 The US Army has awarded a contract to Harris to supply next-generation military communications satellite terminals under the US Army's $600m modernisation of enterprise terminals (MET)...

US Army to deploy Kamikaze drones
20 October 2011 The US Army will deploy unmanned 'kamikaze' drones to help identify suspected militants in combat-stricken...

Dutch Ministry to set up new JISTARC Unit
20 October 2011 The Netherlands Ministry of Defence is to set up a new unit, the Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition Reconnaisance Commando (JISTARC), by consolidating the nation’s intelligence...

Unitech to develop new COPV for US Army
19 October 2011 Unitech Composites and Structures has received a contract from the US Army to design and develop a new composite overwrapped pressure vessel (COPV) for its portable helicopter oxygen...

ITT to supply night vision systems to Norway
19 October 2011 The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation has awarded a contract to ITT to further equip the Norwegian Armed Forces with Generation 3 night vision...

Harris to supply additional Falcon III Radios for US Army
19 October 2011 The US Army has awarded a contract to Harris for the supply of additional Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios to support the modernisation of tactical networking...

Ukrainian scientists develop explosive disposal technology
19 October 2011 Ukrainian scientists have developed a new explosives disposal technology, the Biochemical Laboratory at the Sevastopol Institute of Nuclear Power research associate Gennady Baranov has...

Army-technology.com launches major global defence survey
19 October 2011 Army-technology.com is launching a major global defense industry survey, and we'd like to hear your opinions on decreasing defense expenditure, and its repercussions on your...

Boeing to bid for US Army Chinook contract
18 October 2011 Boeing is gearing up to submit a bid in response to the request for proposal (RFP) issued by the US Army for CH-47F Chinook...

US Army awards ASV Reset Contract to Textron
18 October 2011 Textron Marine & Land Systems has received a contract from the US Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to repair 392 M1117 armoured security vehicles...

Indian Army requires Rs410bn to correct deficiencies
18 October 2011 The Indian Army is in need of Rs410bn ($8.2bn) to fill its current deficiencies in equipment and ammunition, according to the 11th plan (2007-2012) review to the Defence...

Iran to equip Lebanese Army
18 October 2011 Iran has renewed its offer to equip the Lebanese Army and extend bilateral defence cooperation without any preconditions, Iranian ambassador Ghazanfar Roknabadi has...

Northrop delivers Laser Threat Terminators to US Army
17 October 2011 The US Army has taken delivery of the All Semiconductor Airborne Laser Threat Terminator (ASALTT) from Northrop Grumman at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland,...

Iraq seeks Howitzer ammunition from US
17 October 2011 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale for a range of explosive projectiles and charges to Iraq, as well as associated equipment, parts, training...

US Army to deploy Raytheon Excalibur Ia-2
17 October 2011 The US Army will soon be receiving Raytheon’s Excalibur Ia-2 precision-guided projectile for use in Afghanistan to defeat fleeting and persistent...

China to provide military assistance to Sri Lanka
17 October 2011 The Chinese Army has assured Sri Lankan Army military assistance in several areas of professional training, including military...

Lockheed modernises US Army DCGS-A enterprise
14 October 2011 Lockheed Martin is modernising the data management and fusion capabilities of the US Army’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A) to improve intelligence...

Northrop NGATS completes Product Verification Test
14 October 2011 Northrop Grumman’s Next Generation Automatic Test Station (NGATS) system has completed a six-week US Army formal Product Verification Test (PVT) at DRS Test & Energy Management's...

Afghan Army to begin second phase of security transition
14 October 2011 The Afghan National Army (ANA) will begin the second phase of security transition from the coalition forces next month, Afghanistan Defence Ministry officials...

Supacat geared up for Australian JP2097 (REDFIN) programme
14 October 2011 Supacat has launched Supacat Team Australia, consisting of 15 Australian partner companies, to further strengthen its position to bid, build and deliver for the Australian JP2097 Ph 1B...

India, France conduct exercise SHAKTI-2011
13 October 2011 India and France have begun the SHAKTI-2011 joint army exercise to enhance various combat skills and promote mutual understanding and interoperability between the two...

Australian Chinooks resume flight operations
13 October 2011 The Australian Army’s Operational Airworthiness Authority (OAA) has given clearance for CH-47D Chinook fleet flight operations....

US Army, Raytheon test first Patriot GEM-T
13 October 2011 The US Army and Raytheon have completed the first flight test of the new Patriot Guidance-Enhanced Missile, Tactical (GEM-T), at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico,...

Thales to upgrade Australian F88 Austeyr rifle
13 October 2011 The Australian Government has approved the F88 Austeyr rifle upgrade programme to improve its firing capabilities, defence materiel minister Jason Clare...

Saudi Arabia to purchase additional US weaponry
12 October 2011 Saudi Arabia is planning to purchase $186m worth of artillery systems from the US, a high-ranking source in the Saudi Government has...

US Army deploys first STARLite radar
12 October 2011 The US Army and Northrop Grumman have deployed the first STARLite radar on an aerostat surveillance platform, the Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS), to help defend ground...

US Army orders additional Boomerang components
12 October 2011 The US Army has placed an order with Raytheon BBN Technologies to deliver additional Boomerang shooter detection system...

Northrop delivers rate sensor units for M1A1 Abrams tank
12 October 2011 Northrop Grumman has begun delivering LRS-2000 Rate Sensor Assembly units for installation on the Stabilized Commander's Weapon Station (SCWS) on the US Army M1A1 Abrams...

ReconRobotics receives orders for Recon Scout XT Robots
11 October 2011 The US Army Rapid Equipping Force has awarded a contract to ReconRobotics for 315 Recon Scout XT micro-robot kits and SearchStick...

GD to enhance US Army CPOF system
11 October 2011 General Dynamics (GD) C4 Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Army to provide continued development and enhancement of the Command Post of the Future (CPOF)...

Germany to receive Saab BT46 gun training simulator
11 October 2011 The German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) has awarded a contract to Saab for development and serial deliveries of the BT46 two-way...

Russia sets up sniper units
11 October 2011 Russia has set up special sharpshooter/sniper units in its ground forces brigades, Defence Ministry spokesman lieutenant colonel Sergey Vlasov...

US orders Saab GIRAFFE AMB radar
10 October 2011 Saab has received an order from the US Department of State to provide its Giraffe AMB multimission radar system and other related...

ATK tests artillery precision guidance kit
10 October 2011 ATK has completed a precision guidance kit (PGK) engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase three design verification guided flight testing (GFT) at the Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona,...

ADF to receive GD combat radios
10 October 2011 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) C4 Systems to provide AN/PRC-112G GPS-enabled search and rescue radios and...

India, Bangladesh begin joint exercise
10 October 2011 The Indian and Bangladeshi Armies have begun a 14-day joint military exercise, Sampriti-II, in northeastern Sylhet,...

BAE to provide Bradley upgrade materials to US Army
07 October 2011 The US Army Contracting Command has awarded a $270m contract to BAE Systems for the purchase of material items to upgrade Bradley Operation Desert Storm Situational Awareness (ODS-SA)...

Poland to purchase semi-automatic pistols
07 October 2011 Poland's Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to purchase 21,000 semi-automatic 9mm pistols for its armed forces, Deputy Defence Minister Czeslaw Mroczek has...

Norway selects Thales NORMANS digitised soldier system
07 October 2011 The Norwegian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected Thales Norway to provide the Norwegian Modular Arctic Network Soldier (NORMANS) digitised soldier system for increased effectiveness and...

GD to produce additional Stryker vehicles for US Army
07 October 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems has been awarded a $243m contract by the US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command to produce and deliver an additional 115 double-V hull Stryker combat...

BAE to upgrade Chilean M109A5 howitzers
06 October 2011 The Chilean Government has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to refurbish and upgrade 12 M109A5 self-propelled...

TCS to provide satellite communications solutions to US Army
06 October 2011 The US Army has placed new orders with TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) to continue to provide satellite communications equipment, engineering support, training and...

September 2011

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Raytheon awarded US Army Contract
23 September 2011 Raytheon has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the US Army Contracting Command....

Estonia considers mixed armoured manoeuvre fleet
23 September 2011 Estonia is nearing a decision on the inclusion of the different vehicles into its future armoured manoeuvre unit as part of its long-term defence development plan 2009-2018, Defence Minister...

US Army receives 400th HIMARS Launcher
23 September 2011 Lockheed Martin has delivered the 400th M142 high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) launcher to the US...

ATK to provide lightweight ammunition to UK MoD
23 September 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to ATK to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm ammunition in support of its AH-64 Apache helicopter...

IDF likely to receive new cannon systems
22 September 2011 The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) Artillery Corps is likely to receive new cannon systems as part of a multiyear plan. The two primary cannon systems being considered are Israel's ATMOS...

Sagem conducts Phoenix II battlefield trials for the French Army
22 September 2011 Sagem has conducted Phoenix II battlefield trials for the French Army to reach its goal of developing new operational capabilities and advanced digital integration at the Mourmelon military base. ...

Israeli Army unveils protester dispersal weapons
22 September 2011 The Israeli Army has unveiled a new acoustic weapon, known as the Scream, at Qalandia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem. The Scream produces a sound that causes dizziness and nausea in...

Germany orders additional MUNGO 2 multipurpose vehicles
22 September 2011 The German Army has placed an order with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for the assembly and delivery of 31 additional MUNGO 2 multipurpose vehicles for the special operations division (DSO). ...

Mitsubishi Heavy hit by cyber attack
21 September 2011 Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been the latest victim of a cyber attack, targeting Japanese data pertaining to missiles, submarines and nuclear power plants. BBC News reported...

Azerbaijan Army to receive new UAVs this year
21 September 2011 Azerbaijan's armed forces will receive 60 Orbiter and Aerostar tactical unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) by the end of this year. The Azerbaijan Press Agency (APA) has reported that the UAVs...

BAE to deliver light armoured vehicles to US Army
21 September 2011 The US Army TACOM has awarded a contract to BAE Systems through the foreign military sales route to produce and deliver nine second-generation international light armoured vehicles (ILAV). ...

Elbit to supply Cardom systems to IDF
21 September 2011 The Israeli Ministry of Defence (IMoD) has awarded a contract to Elbit Systems to supply Cardom systems for the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). The Cardom systems, manufactured by Elbit...

Israel purchases additional Keshet mortar systems
20 September 2011 The Israeli Defence Ministry has signed a contract to provide the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) combat battalions with additional Keshet mortar systems. The $40m contract is aimed at providing...

Australian Army receives Saab multimission radar protection
20 September 2011 The Australian Army, deployed in Afghanistan, has received enhanced protection in the form of Saab's multimission radar, Giraffe AMB, which is part of the Australian Defence Force's...

TCS to upgrade US Army SNAP systems equipment
20 September 2011 The US Army has placed an order with TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) for upgrades and spare kits of secret non-secure internet protocol router (NIPR) access point (SNAP) very small...

Raytheon deploys first AEHF satellite communications solution
20 September 2011 Raytheon has deployed the first advanced extremely-high-frequency (AEHF) secure mobile anti-jam reliable tactical terminal (SMART-T) satellite communications solution to provide...

Raytheon to supply infrared technology to Finnish Defence Forces
19 September 2011 The Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) has awarded a fixed-price contract to Raytheon to supply its PhantomIRxr thermal biocular systems. Under the $19.9m contract, including options, the FDF will...

Bahrain seeks HMMWVs and TOW missiles from US
19 September 2011 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of armoured high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWV), TOW missiles,...

Thai Army selects Selex Galileo TSS for Scorpion tank upgrade
19 September 2011 Selex Galileo has been selected to provide its thermal sight systems (TSS) in support of the Royal Thai Army's Scorpion light tank upgrade programme following in-country trials of the system...

British Army receives BAE recce vehicles
19 September 2011 BAE Systems has delivered improved versions of the Scimitar recce vehicles to the British Army in Afghanistan to provide improved crew protection. The company is upgrading five variants of...

ST Kinetics to supply Spider LSV to Singapore MoD
16 September 2011 The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has awarded a contract to ST Kinetics to supply new-generation Spider light strike vehicles (Spider LSV) and spares. The S$68m contract has been...

Thales to equip Malaysian Army vehicles
16 September 2011 The Malaysian Army has awarded a contract to Thales to integrate an advanced open vehicle electronic architecture system solution on its 257 new 8×8 armoured wheeled vehicles to meet...

ESC BAZ launches new control and monitoring systems
16 September 2011 ESC BAZ has launched a new family of Max control and monitoring systems for surveillance cameras and binoculars, and remote operation observation system Rooster, at the DSEi exhibition held...

Cassidian introduces electro-optical tester
16 September 2011 Cassidian has launched the OLISE electro-optical tester, which can be used to test smaller opto-electronic systems that are critical to live operations, at the DSEi exhibition being held in...

Lockheed to upgrade US Army advanced gunnery training systems
15 September 2011 Lockheed has been awarded a contract to upgrade more than 60 advanced gunnery training systems (AGTS) for M1A1 and M1A2 main battle tanks to keep warfighters prepared for a dynamic...

Goodrich receives Turkish missile sensor production order
15 September 2011 Roketsan Missiles Industries has placed a production order with Goodrich for the SiIMU02 inertial measurement unit (IMU), which will be used on its new CIRIT 70mm laser-guided missile...

Spain to acquire armoured all-terrain vehicles
15 September 2011 The Spanish Council of Ministers has approved the acquisition of 76 Lince squad version armoured all-terrain vehicles and 20 platoon version RG-31 armoured vehicles for better protection of...

UK MoD selects Boomerang shooter detection system
15 September 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected the Raytheon BBN Technologies Boomerang shooter detection system to alert troops of incoming small arms fire. The company will deliver...

ATK receives tactical and training ammunition components contract
14 September 2011 ATK has been awarded a contract by Turkey's Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) for 25mm tactical and training ammunition components to support indigenous production capabilities...

Meprolight introduces un-cooled thermal weapons sight
14 September 2011 Meprolight has introduced its lightweight, un-cooled thermal weapons sight, NOA NYX, at the ongoing three-day Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition in London, UK. ...

US Army assesses microgrid technology
14 September 2011 The US Army and Princeton Power Systems (PPS) are participating in a field-deployed 'microgrid' demonstration system as part of the army's initiative to lower fossil fuel consumption on...

Australian soldiers to receive additional protection against IEDs
14 September 2011 Australian Army engineers operating in Afghanistan will receive two Canadian systems for additional protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Defence Minister Stephen Smith...

Finnish Defence Forces to deploy tactical communications system
13 September 2011 The Finnish Defence Forces are to deploy the software-defined radio-based EB tactical wireless IP network to meet the growing need for data throughput. The EB tactical wireless IP network is...

Northrop tests fifth-generation IRCM system
13 September 2011 Northrop Grumman has demonstrated the fifth-generation infrared countermeasures (IRCM) system, which will provide protection to military rotary-wing platforms. During the demonstration,...

Quantum3D to support US Army simulation training programme
13 September 2011 Quantum3D is partnering with Intelligent Decisions to provide its ExpeditionDI immersive training platform for the US Army's close combat tactical training – dismounted soldier training...

Russian Army to receive new MBTs
13 September 2011 The Russian Army will receive new-generation main battle tanks (MBT) in 2014-2020 as part of a large-scale rearmament of its military armoured units, Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant...

BAE develops body-wearable antennas
12 September 2011 BAE Systems has developed a series of body-wearable antennas (BWA), which will equip the soldiers with a leverage of battlefield information and connectivity. The BWA has been designed to...

IDF receives new rocket launch detection system
12 September 2011 The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) will soon be equipped with Othello, a new rocket launch detection system, which will allow the forces to respond immediately to rocket fire. The Othello...

French Army to procure 200 armoured vehicles
12 September 2011 French procurement agency, Direction Generale de l'Armement (DGA), has placed an order for an additional 200 small armoured vehicles, Petit Vehicule Protege (PVP), from Panhard General Defense...

ATK receives new medium-calibre cannon orders
12 September 2011 ATK has received new contracts from allied forces for medium-calibre 25mm M242 Bushmaster and 30mm/40mm mk44 Bushmaster automatic cannon systems. The 25mm cannon features dual-feed chain...

Israel deploys AVIV surveillance system
09 September 2011 Israel has deployed ESC BAZ's AVIV short-to-medium range surveillance system across key sites for the protection of its critical assets. The AVIV system is a modular platform that includes a...

Sri Lankan Army introduces Voice / Data Network
09 September 2011 The Sri Lankan Army has introduced its new voice / data communication network to improve its speed of information sharing, situational updates and exchange of intelligence. The new...

Evergreen awarded US Army force protection systems contract
09 September 2011 Evergreen Fire & Security has been awarded a $697m product manager - force protection systems (PM-FPS) contract to provide force protection and early warning capabilities at all US...

Point Trading files lawsuit against Elbit Systems
09 September 2011 Australia's Faxtech (trading as Point Trading) has filed a lawsuit against Israel's Elbit Systems for misrepresentating its exclusive right to supply night vision systems to the...

Meggitt to operate and maintain ADF WTSS centre
08 September 2011 Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a contract by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to operate and maintain small and supporting arms simulation training centres, known as weapon...

Iraqi Army receives M1A1 Abrams tanks
08 September 2011 The Iraqi Army has received its final shipment of M1A1 Abrams tanks, which were ordered by the Iraqi Government through a foreign military sales agreement with the US. The shipment included...

Brazilian Army accepts first Elbit Systems unmanned turret
08 September 2011 The Brazilian Army's Land Forces has accepted Elbit Systems' first 30mm unmanned turret UT30BR, which was integrated into the IVECO 6×6 Guarani vehicle after conducting customer...

SAIC to support Egyptian Armed Forces
08 September 2011 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract to enhance and expand Egyptian Armed Forces' realistic force-on-force training capabilities. The...

Kazakhstan purchases Russian military equipment
07 September 2011 The armed forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan has purchased a set of military hardware from the Russian Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation. RusBusinessNews reported that...

Chemring to manufacture APOBS for US Army
07 September 2011 Chemring Ordnance has received a contract from the US Army to manufacture the mk7 mod 2 anti-personnel obstacle breaching system (APOBS). The $52.5m contract is the second option utilised by...

Singapore commissions first HIMARS
07 September 2011 The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has commissioned the high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS), marking the operation of the first HIMARS battery as part of a networked force that...

Swedish Army to receive W&E Platt protected weapon stations
07 September 2011 The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has placed orders with Australia's W&E Platt to provide 60 Platt MR550 bi-metal ring mount protected weapon stations for firepower...

Indian Army to deploy first Rudra helicopter
06 September 2011 The Indian Army will induct the first attack version of the indigenously built advanced light helicopter (ALH) Rudra into the army aviation corps this year, defence officials have said. Rudra is...

New self-propelled howitzer for US Army
06 September 2011 The M109 Paladin integrated management (PIM), a next-generation 40t 155mm self-propelled howitzer artillery cannon, is being developed by the US Army as part of its modernisation programme for...

Turkey to host Nato anti-missile radar
06 September 2011 Turkey has agreed to host Nato's early warning radar system, and discussions on the radar deployment are in their final stage, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal has confirmed. ...

Libya mission nears completion
06 September 2011 The Nato-led Operation Unified Protector in Libya could be concluded soon, Nato Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said. "When we assess that the threat is over for good, we will...

Russia tests Topol missile with new warhead
05 September 2011 Russian Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN) has tested its Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile with a new warhead from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, RVSN...

AeroVironment awarded US Army munition services contract
05 September 2011 AeroVironment has been awarded a contract by the US Army close combat weapons systems (CCWS) programme to provide engineering services and operational systems for Switchblade agile munition. ...

Alion to support US Army aircraft survivability equipment
05 September 2011 The US Army aircraft survivability equipment (ASE) project office has awarded a three-year contract to Alion Science and Technology for the ongoing design and development of army...

Force Protection bids for Canadian TAPV programme
05 September 2011 Force Protection has submitted its proposal to the Canadian Forces for the tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV) project. The company has also offered the Canadian Forces a 6×6 variant...

Australia approves new army training vehicles
02 September 2011 The Australian Government has approved the acquisition of over 950 new four-wheel-drive vehicles, and trailers and associated equipment, which will be used for training purposes by the...

Mercury Computer Systems to upgrade AESA radar systems
02 September 2011 Mercury Computer Systems has been awarded a multiyear contract by a prime contractor to field-upgrade advanced active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems. Under the contract,...

MDA awards objective simulation framework contract to Teledyne
02 September 2011 The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded a five-year $595m indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to Teledyne Brown Engineering for the Objective Simulation Framework (OSF),...

Russia signs arms procurement deals
02 September 2011 Russia has signed all deals under an ambitious weapons procurement programme for 2011, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said. In July, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev criticised...

Finnish NH90 helicopters to receive Patria ballistic protection
01 September 2011 The Finnish Defence Forces and Patria have signed an agreement to provide ballistic protection shields for the army's NH90 helicopters. As per the agreement, Patria will design and...

GD awarded US Army command hardware systems-4 contract
01 September 2011 General Dynamics (GD) has been awarded a $3.7bn firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to provide computer hardware and...

Brazil boosts Astros Project 2020 with additional funding
01 September 2011 The Brazilian Federal Government has granted R$45m (US$28.2m) additional funding to launch the Astros Project 2020, which is aimed at equipping the Brazilian Army as part of the armed...

Oshkosh delivers Canadian TAPV for testing
01 September 2011 Oshkosh Defence has delivered the tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV) for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) to conduct mobility, survivability and weapons testing at...

August 2011

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New Nato communications satellite for UK troops in Afghanistan
31 August 2011 UK troops in Afghanistan have been deployed with a new Nato satellite for enhanced communications channels for commanders on the front line. The deployment follows an agreement between the...

Indian Army defers Agni-II missile trials
31 August 2011 The Indian Army has postponed user trials of its indigenous nuclear-capable Agni-II intermediate range ballistic missile due to a 'technical problem', a senior ITR official has said. The trial...

Russia to sell AK103 Kalashnikovs to Bahrain
31 August 2011 Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport has agreed to sell AK103 Kalashnikovs for tens of millions of dollars to Bahrain, marking the first deal with the Middle Eastern nation. ...

GD offers Piranha 5 for Canadian CCV Programme
31 August 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems is offering its Piranha 5 vehicle for the Government of Canada's close combat vehicle (CCV) programme. The vehicle, fitted with Rheinmetall's LANCE 30mm...

Northrop selected for US Army force protection contract
30 August 2011 The US Army has awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID-IQ) contract to Northrop Grumman for force protection systems and components in theatre and the continental US. The...

Canada to purchase thousands of new trucks
30 August 2011 The Canadian Government plans to acquire new trucks for its military in a deal estimated to be worth $750m as part of a new project called logistics vehicle modernisation (LVM). LVM intends...

Israel eyes US military equipment in Iraq
30 August 2011 The Israeli Defence Ministry is in negotiations with the Pentagon to purchase US military equipment in Iraq, which is due to be laid as surplus or sold, as US troops prepare to withdraw from...

New team to protect ADF in Afghanistan
30 August 2011 The Australian Government has formed a new specialist team, known as Diggerworks, that will deliver new equipment for enhanced protection of Australian troops in Afghanistan, Defence...

Tognum to provide propulsion systems for US Army GCV
26 August 2011 Tognum has been selected by BAE Systems and General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems to provide propulsion systems for the US Army's ground combat vehicle (GCV) infantry fighting vehicle. The...

India to test Agni-II missile next week
26 August 2011 The Indian Army's Strategic Forces Command (SFC) is all prepared to test fire its indigenous 2,000km range Agni-II ballistic missile next week from Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast, India. ...

Force Protection bids for Australian REDFIN programme
26 August 2011 Force Protection Australasia (FPA) has submitted its proposal to the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation for Project JP 2097 phase 1B, also known as the REDFIN programme for special...

Iran files lawsuit against Russia over S-300 missile contract
26 August 2011 Iran has filed a lawsuit against Russia at the International Court of Justice for not complying with its commitments on the agreement over delivery of S-300 air defence systems, Iranian...

GD awarded US Army modification contract
25 August 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a firm-fixed-price modification contract from the US Army Contracting Command for the 155mm M231 and M232A1 modular...

L-3 to develop enhanced displays for US Army Apache
25 August 2011 L-3 Communications' Display Systems unit has been awarded a firm-fixed price contract by Lockheed Martin to develop a new active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) assembly for the US...

Philippines seeks additional military equipment
25 August 2011 The Philippine Government wants to procure additional military equipment as part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernisation programme, President Benigno Aquino III has...

Indian and British Armies complete joint training exercise
25 August 2011 The Indian and British Armies have completed a four-week joint exercise, Ajeya Warrior, in the middle of the Salisbury Plain training area in the UK. Troops from the Indian Army's 3rd...

US Army could extend stay in Afghanistan until 2024
24 August 2011 The US and Afghanistan may reach an agreement that will allow US troops to stay in Afghanistan until 2024. The Daily Telegraph has reported that by signing a strategic pact, the US...

Bright Star annual joint army drills cancelled
24 August 2011 The Bright Star annual joint army drills between the US and Egypt, originally scheduled to take place later this year, have been cancelled due to 'ongoing transitional events' in Egypt. ...

IDF receives new all-terrain vehicle
24 August 2011 The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) Ground Forces Technological Brigade has received a new all-terrain vehicle, the Sufa 3 jeep, to meet operational requirements. The Sufa 3 has a load capacity...

TCS to provide IT support services to US Army
24 August 2011 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has been selected by the US Army to provide consulting, information technology (IT) and support services under a blanket purchase agreement (BPA). The BPA...

IDF to deploy additional Iron Dome batteries
23 August 2011 The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) will deploy two additional Iron Dome batteries in the next few weeks, Israel Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said. "I ordered a national emergency plan that...

Kratos to provide HOTs hardware for US Army Abrams MBT
23 August 2011 CAE USA has awarded a multimillion-dollar subcontract to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to provide M1A2 Abrams battle tank maintenance training systems. According to the subcontract,...

Iran to reveal its new cruise missiles
23 August 2011 Iran may display its next-generation long-range cruise missiles later this month, the Iranian Defence Ministry's Industry and Research Institute deputy head Mohammad Eslami has said. The...

US Army to receive additional VT Miltope APATS
23 August 2011 The US Army has placed a delivery order with VT Miltope to supply additional at-platform automatic test systems (APATS) maintenance support device-version 3 (MSD-V3). The new $43.9m order is...

Bulgarian MoD to set up special operations unit
22 August 2011 The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is to establish an 800-member special operations unit, which will take part in international counterterrorist operations. Standart News reported that...

Spanish armed forces to receive Cobham EOD robots
22 August 2011 The Spanish armed forces have awarded a contract to Cobham to provide three additional units of the telerob explosive ordnance disposal and observation robot (tEODor). The tEODor has...

BAE to refurbish M109A+ self-propelled howitzers
22 August 2011 BAE Systems Land and Armaments has been awarded a contract by the US Army Contracting Command to refurbish M109A+ self-propelled howitzers for Chile. The firm-fixed-price contract will include...

South African Army orders tracer ammunition
22 August 2011 Rheinmetall Denel Munitions has received orders from the South African Armoured Corps for 105mm high-explosive tracer ammunition and 76mm armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot...

US Army awards GCV contracts to GD and BAE
19 August 2011 The US Army has awarded contracts to BAE Systems Land and Armaments ($449.9m), and General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems ($439.7m), for the ground combat vehicle (GCV) programme technology...

Lockheed demonstrates JAGM rocket motor survivability
19 August 2011 Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the survivability of its joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) minimum-smoke rocket motor on fixed-wing aircraft during adverse weather conditions. During the...

Russian arms export to reach $9bn this year
19 August 2011 Russian arms exports may reach $9bn in 2011, compared with $8.5bn last year, state-run Rosoboronexport chief Anatoly Isaikin has said. "I am sure that we will exceed this year's targets -...

Raytheon to provide Griffin stand-off precision-guided munitions
19 August 2011 Raytheon Missiles Systems has been awarded a firm-fixed-price cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of Griffin stand-off precision-guided munitions by the US Army. The $11.5m...

Gichner Systems Awarded US Army TACOM Contract
18 August 2011 Gichner Systems has been awarded contracts from the US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Lifecycle Management Command (LCMC) for Tricon products. Tricon products support...

Australian Army Kiowa Pilots to Train Using Boeing Simulators
18 August 2011 Australian Army pilots will receive Helimod helicopter simulator-based training from Boeing to fly Bell 206B-1 Kiowa helicopters under an army aviation training and training support...

Supacat Bids for Australian JP2097 (REDFIN) Programme
18 August 2011 Supacat Australia has submitted its proposal to the Australian Defence Materiel Office (DMO) for the JP2097 Ph 1B (REDFIN) programme. According to the proposal, Supacat has offered its HMT...

Malaysia to Purchase Indonesian Armoured Vehicles
18 August 2011 Malaysia is to purchase 32 Anoa armoured vehicles from the Indonesian defence industry, Indonesian Defence Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro has said. The Detik.com news portal quoted the minister...

GD to Produce M789 HEDP Cartridges for US Army
17 August 2011 The US Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems for the production and delivery of 30mm M789 high-explosive dual-purpose (HEDP) ammunition cartridges. ...

GD to Upgrade Saudi Land Forces' Abrams Tanks
17 August 2011 General Dynamics has received two contracts under Saudi Arabia's tank programme, which involves the overhaul of the Royal Saudi Land Forces entire fleet of 314 Abrams tanks. Under the...

Harris to Deliver Falcon III Radios and Satellite Systems to Canada
17 August 2011 The Canadian Armed Forces have contracted Harris to deliver Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios and RF-7800B tactical satellite communication systems. Harris RF...

Carahsoft Technology to Support Deployed US Personnel
17 August 2011 The US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded an expanded contract to Carahsoft Technology to enable deployed troops, support personnel and military leaders to collaborate...

Nepalese Army Receives 109 Vehicles from India
16 August 2011 The Nepalese Army's Butawal-based Brigade No 22 has been gifted with 109 vehicles from India under a defence pact, Nepalese Army sources have revealed. The vehicles include 30 trucks of...

Bulova Technologies Awarded US Army Contracts
16 August 2011 Bulova Technologies Ordnance Systems has been awarded a purchase order for environmentally friendly engineering development activities on the US Army's booby trap simulators. The award...

Indian Army Test Fires BrahMos Missile
16 August 2011 The Indian Army has conducted the 25th user trials of a supersonic guided missile, the BrahMos Block III, in Pokhran, near the Thar Desert region of Rajasthan, India. The BrahMos missile...

US Army Extends WWSS Contract
16 August 2011 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has received a contract extension to provide turnkey, single-source, quick-reaction solutions for emerging communications requirements worldwide in support of all...

Saab to Provide Carl-Gustaf System Components to Undisclosed Customer
15 August 2011 Saab has received SKr362m worth of new orders to provide components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. The company did not disclose the details regarding the customer. ...

Australian Army to Receive New Wearable Solar Cells
15 August 2011 The Australian Army's power needs are set to be met with the development of new wearable light-weight solar panels, known as Sliver cells. The new solar technology has been developed by...

UK MoD Sells Unwanted Equipment
15 August 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is selling equipment worth millions of pounds at bargain prices to make up for a £36bn budget deficit. The military equipment includes 14 Gazelle...

US Army Launches Energy Initiatives Office Task Force
15 August 2011 The US Army has launched the Energy Initiatives Office (EIO) Task Force to oversee the development of large-scale renewable energy projects, Army secretary John McHugh said. "The...

Kratos Awarded US Army AMRDEC Contract
12 August 2011 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a contract by the US Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). The $23m contract will...

Northrop Awarded US Army Mission Command Training Contract
12 August 2011 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a cost-plus-award-fee contract to provide training and technical services in support of the US Army Mission Command training programme (MCTP). The...

Turkey Plans to Increase Arms Expenses
12 August 2011 Turkey has plans to spend $5bn on defence procurement this year, which would be the highest figure in the country's history, a senior procurement official has said. The Hurriyet Daily News ...

US Army Gears Up for Next Network Exercise
12 August 2011 The US Army is prepared for the next major network integration evaluation (NIE) field exercises designed to rapidly advance its tactical network. The second NIE 12.1 will be conducted...

Lockheed GMLRS-Plus Completes Test Flight
11 August 2011 The new guided multiple launch rocket system-plus (GMLRS+) has completed a 120km mission at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US. The GMLRS+ rocket, manufactured by Lockheed Martin...

Team Excalibur Receives UK MoD EW Capability Contract
11 August 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Team Excalibur for the delivery of Project Shepherd, which enhances delivery of the electronic warfare (EW) information. Under...

IDF to Develop Guidance System for Mortar Shell
11 August 2011 The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) is considering development of a guidance system for installation on mortar shells in an effort to prevent collateral damage. The proposed guidance system is...

Indian Defence Contracts with US Since 2004 Reach $8bn
11 August 2011 The Indian Government has signed defence contracts worth Rs371bn ($8bn) with the US between 2004-2011 under capital acquisition in the defence sector, Defence Minister AK Antony said. ...

Australia to Dispose of Surplus Army Vehicles
10 August 2011 The Australian Defence Ministry has released a request for proposal for the disposal of surplus army vehicles and trailers, Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare has announced. The move forms...

Exercise Steppe Eagle 2011 Begins
10 August 2011 Kazakhstan has launched the tactical peacekeeping exercise, Steppe Eagle-2011, at Iliski firing ground near the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan. According to the Kazakh Defence Ministry, the...

US and Russia to Continue European Missile Shield Talks
10 August 2011 US and Russian talks on the proposed European missile defence shield will continue this week in St Petersburg, Russia, the US Department of State has confirmed. RIA Novosti reported an official...

Indian Army Reschedules BrahMos Missile Test Fire
10 August 2011 The Indian Army has rescheduled the test firing of its indigenous land attack version block-2 supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos, due to technical difficulties. The test, originally scheduled...

US Army Deployment Period Trimmed to Nine Months
09 August 2011 The US Army deployment period has been reduced from one year to nine months, Army spokeswoman lieutenant colonel Peggy Kageleiry said. "Implementation of this change is based on the...

Navistar to Support Afghanistan Security Forces
09 August 2011 Navistar Defense has received both a contract extension and a delivery order from the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to support Afghanistan Security Forces. Under the $28m...

Russia, US to Sign New Military Cooperation Deals
09 August 2011 Russia and the US are planning to sign new military cooperation deals in search of other mutually beneficial areas of military cooperation, Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation...

Indian Army to Flight-Test Agni Missiles
09 August 2011 The Indian Army will conduct flight tests of Agni I and Agni II in the next 45 days from the launching complex IV of the integrated test range (ITR) on Wheeler's Island, off the Dhamra...

SAF Halts Outfield Field Training in Army Units
08 August 2011 The Singaporean Armed Forces (SAF) has deferred outfield training in all army operational units after a full-time national serviceman died during a navigation exercise at the Ama Keng...

Cobham Wins MDA Task Orders
08 August 2011 Cobham Analytic Solutions has been awarded nine task orders under the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) engineering and support services (MiDAESS) omnibus contract vehicle. The two year task...

Turkish Military Likely to Brought Under Civilian Control
08 August 2011 The Turkish Government is planning to bring the military under civilian control in a bid to transform the armed forces from a conscript to a professional force. The Financial Times reported...

Booz Allen to Support US Army TSC
08 August 2011 Booz Allen has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity prime contract to support the US Army Training Support Center (ATSC). The $490.9m contract has a one-year base period...

Germany Deploys First Boxer MRAV in Afghanistan
05 August 2011 Germany has deployed the first five new German-Dutch Boxer multirole armoured vehicles (MRAV) to its training and protection battalion operating in Afghanistan. Upgrades to the new...

Singapore MoD Selects Composite Engineering for Target Drones
05 August 2011 The Singaporean Government has awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to Composite Engineering for BQM-167Xi target drones. Under the contract, the company will supply high-speed aerial...

US Army Bullet-Proof Vests Fail to Meet Standards, Says Pentagon
05 August 2011 US Army officials have raised alarm over the quality of five million inserts added to bullet-proof vests that were provided to US troops participating in two wars. According to a Pentagon...

Jacobs to Support US Army Heavy Brigade Combat Team
05 August 2011 Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract by the US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command to support the programme manager (PM) heavy brigade combat team (HBCT). Under the...

BAE to Provide Hercules Vehicles for US Army
04 August 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract modification to provide 45 M88A2 heavy equipment recovery combat utility evacuation system (HERCULES) vehicles and associated parts to the US Army. ...

Mercury to Deliver Radar Subsystems for Patriot Upgrade
04 August 2011 Mercury Computer Systems will supply its OpenVPX-based radar subsystems to support Patriot air and missile defence system upgrades. The radar system will be delivered to Raytheon...

Thai Army Receives Three Enstrom 480B Training Helicopters
04 August 2011 The Royal Thai Army has taken delivery of the first three 480B turbine training / utility helicopters from Enstrom Helicopter at the Royal Thai Army air base in Lop Buri, Thailand. The three...

Thales Receives GD LRIP Contract for Rifleman Radio
04 August 2011 Thales Communications has received a low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract from General Dynamics (GD) C4 Systems for the AN/PRC-154 Rifleman radio. The award follows an approval received...

Chinese Military Holds Joint Drills
03 August 2011 The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted a series of drills to mark China's Army Day in Shanxi Province. More than 3,000 personnel along with anti-aircraft machine guns,...

GD Selected for USSOCOM IT Contract
03 August 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Information Technology has been selected to receive a multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for special operations forces information...

Lockheed Awarded US Army M-TADS / PNVS Production Contract
03 August 2011 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a follow-on production contract by the US Army for the combat-proven modernised target acquisition designation sight / pilot night vision sensor (M-TADS/PNVS),...

DRS to Produce Lightweight Laser Rangefinders for US Army
03 August 2011 DRS's reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition (RSTA) group has been awarded a contract to qualify and produce the small tactical optical rifle-mounted micro-laser range...

Russia to Purchase Iskander Tactical Missile Systems
02 August 2011 The Russian Defence Ministry is planning to purchase Iskander-M tactical missile systems, deputy defense minister general Dmitry Bulgakov said. "We purchased six [Iskander] systems in 2010,...

US Army to Produce JLTV
02 August 2011 The US Army joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV), is all set to enter into formal production after refining its requirements during a two-year technology development (TD) phase. US Army...

Raytheon Develops Mini Antenna to Prevent Friendly Fire
02 August 2011 Raytheon has developed a mini interrogation antenna capability to help soldiers and unmanned aircraft to prevent friendly fire as part of the light vehicle demonstration contract. The new...

Allen-Vanguard to Deliver Integrated Counter-Explosives Solution to Canadian Forces
02 August 2011 Allen-Vanguard has been awarded a contract to provide Canadian Forces with a complete integrated solution for personal protection against explosives. An ensemble will be delivered to the forces...

US and Nato Discuss Deployment of European Missile Shield
01 August 2011 The US is in discussions with Nato states over the deployment of a radar system as part of the European missile shield, US Department of State spokesman Mark Toner has said. "We're talking to...

UK Troops to Receive New Protective Clothing
01 August 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) will issue its new pelvic protection system along with a new personal clothing system to its front line troops in Afghanistan in the next few months. The...

Lockheed SMSS Selected for Afghanistan Deployment
01 August 2011 The US Army rapid equipping force has selected the Lockheed Martin squad mission support system (SMSS) for deployment to Afghanistan. The 11ft-long SMSS is the largest autonomous vehicle to...

China to Modernise Military Forces
01 August 2011 China plans steady national defence reforms and constant modernisation of military forces, Defence Minister Liang Guanglie has said. Guanglie said the army readiness capability must be enhanced...

July 2011

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Boeing Awarded US Army Apache Aircraft Modification Contract
29 July 2011 Boeing has been awarded a $189.2m firm-fixed-price contract by the US Army Contracting Command to provide 16 AH-64D Apache aircraft and related support. The AH-64 Apache Longbow is...

China Demands US to Halt Spy Planes Flights
29 July 2011 China has demanded that the US halt all its surveillance flights near the Chinese coast in a move to maintain good relationships between the two countries. The call follows after two...

BAE to Provide IT Services and Support to USSOCOM
29 July 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to provide IT services and technical support for US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) under the multiple-award Special Operations Forces...

Supacat to Unveil Military Variant of Wildcat
29 July 2011 Supacat is to display a military variant of the Wildcat 500 DKR off-road vehicle in September 2011. The vehicle, which was developed in partnership with QT Services, was designed for use...

Cubic Receives Australian Army Contracts
28 July 2011 Cubic Defence has been awarded two Australian Army contracts to provide collective training services and support Australian and US instrumentation during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011. Under...

Russia and US to Conduct Nuclear Security Drills Next Month
28 July 2011 Russia and the US will conduct joint nuclear security drills, codenamed Crimson Rider, at the Camp Guernsey base in Wyoming, US, next month, the US Department of State has said. The Crimson...

Turkey to Export Armoured Vehicles to Iraq and Afghanistan
28 July 2011 Turkey-based BMC is to export its Kirpi mine-resistant ambush-protected armoured vehicle to Iraq and Afghanistan. The combat-proven Kirpi, in use with the Turkish Armed Forces, is a 4×4...

US Army and Lockheed Launch HALE-D
28 July 2011 The US Army and Lockheed Martin have launched the first high-altitude long-endurance - demonstrator (HALE-D) in Akron, Ohio, US. The aircraft could not reach its target altitude of 60,000ft due...

Army-technology.com Launches Major Defence Survey
27 July 2011 Army-technology.com is launching a major global defence industry survey, and we'd like to hear your opinions on the most important sustainability issues for 2011-2012. Upon completion, you...

Verizon to Upgrade Australian DoD Communication Capabilities
27 July 2011 The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has selected Verizon to provide a secure, high-speed networking solution to upgrade its communications capabilities. Under a five-year A$50m...

GD to Deliver BCIP Sustainment Programme to UK MoD
27 July 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) UK to continue to support the Bowman combat information and platform BISA (BCIP) sustainment programme. Under...

Elbit Receives Israel MoD Follow-On Order for DAP
27 July 2011 The Israel Ministry of Defense (MoD) has awarded a follow-on contract to Elbit Systems for the digital army programme (DAP). Under the contract, the company will supply and support all...

BAE to Produce Visibility Sensors for US Army
27 July 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a task order to produce the driver's vision enhancer family of systems (DVE-FOS) for the operators of US Army combat and logistics vehicles. The company has...

Tragedy in Norway, But Could More Have Been Done?
26 July 2011 At 13.26 on Friday a massive bomb explosion shook the centre of Oslo in the vicinity of government buildings. At least seven people were confirmed dead in the blast and the death toll is...

Malaysian Armed Forces to Receive Trilogy Communications Capability
26 July 2011 Trilogy has been selected by prime contractor Pembekal Alaf Baru (PAB) to provide a sophisticated voice communications capability to the Malaysian Armed Forces. PAB won a contract to provide...

US DoD Approves Army GCV Plan
26 July 2011 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has approved the US Army's proposed ground combat vehicle (GCV) programme proceeding to the technology development phase. The approval follows a recent...

GD Awarded US Army TEIS III Contract
26 July 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Information Technology has been awarded a contract under the US Army's total engineering and integration services (TEIS) III programme. GD is one of three companies to...

Bradley Vehicles Fitted with Meggitt Blast-Resistant Fuel Bladder
26 July 2011 BAE Systems' Bradley Fighting Vehicles have been fitted with Meggitt's flexible blast-resistant fuel bladders. The installation is part of the Bradley urban survivability kits III (BUSK...

British Army to Face Steeper Job Cuts
25 July 2011 The British Army will face thousands of job losses in addition to the 7,000 redundancies already announced as part of the 'UK Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010'. According to a memo...

Russia to Head Towards Virtual Battlefield Training by 2013
25 July 2011 The Russian military is planning to introduce 'virtual battlefield' military training by 2013, chief of general staff General Nikolai Makarov has said. "We must adopt quickly ... and figure out...

German FOB Deploys Carl Zeiss Surveillance Systems
25 July 2011 The German Army has successfully deployed the Carl Zeiss Optronics Panoramic reconnaissance and surveillance system, which will detect threats in advance. The reconnaissance and...

US Army Receives New Mortar Systems
25 July 2011 The US Army 1st Special Forces Group has received the first M224A1 60mm lightweight company mortar system, Program Executive Office Ammunition deputy product manager Peter Burke has said. ...

Oshkosh to Recapitalise US Army Heavy Tactical Vehicles
22 July 2011 Oshkosh Defense has been selected by the US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command (LCMC) to recapitalise 160 trucks from the US Army family of heavy tactical vehicles (FHTV) fleet. The...

US Army Spent $32bn on Cancelled Programmes
22 July 2011 Since 1995, the US Army has spent $32bn on development, testing and evaluation of 22 weapons programmes that were later cancelled, according to an internal evaluation release. Bloomberg...

DARPA Awards GA-ASI Hellads Demonstrator Contract
22 July 2011 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has been awarded a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for development of the complete demonstrator laser weapon...

Thales Alenia Selected for MUSIS-CIL Programme
22 July 2011 Thales Alenia Space Italia has signed a contract with the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR-EA) for the study phase of the multinational space-based imaging system...

ADF to Receive 800th Bushmaster
21 July 2011 Australian Defence Forces (ADF) will soon receive the 800th Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle to support operations in Afghanistan. The delivery is part of an order awarded in May for...

US Army Awards Air Traffic Control Task Order to CSC
21 July 2011 The US Army has awarded a task order to CSC to provide systems engineering services under the US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) express contract vehicle. The $30m task order has...

UK MoD Defence Equipment Budget Increases
21 July 2011 The UK Government has announced that the planned Ministry of Defence (MoD) equipment budget has been increased by over £3bn to fund essential military equipment during the spending review...

US Army Develops New Technology to Identify Biological Agents
21 July 2011 Scientists at the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) have developed a new way of identifying biological agents. The agents of biological origins identification (ABOID) system...

US Army Deploys Blue Force Tracking System
20 July 2011 The US Army has deployed its next-generation friendly force tracking system to provide soldiers with improved tactical communications while on the move. More than 1,000 software-enhanced...

US Army and Northrop Complete Architecture Review of IBCS
20 July 2011 The US Army and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed an architecture review of the integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) battle command system (IBCS). The architecture review, led...

UK and Russia to Improve Bilateral Military Cooperation
20 July 2011 The UK and Russia have plans to expand bilateral military cooperation in an effort to stabilise the situation in Afghanistan, Russian chief of general staff General Nikolai Makarov has said. ...

Ukrainian Arms Exports in 2010 Reach $1bn
20 July 2011 Ukraine has exported almost $1bn worth of weaponry, according to data released by the State Service for Export Control. The Kommersant newspaper quoted the release as saying, "The portfolio...

US DoD Announces First Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace
19 July 2011 The US Defense Department (DoD) has released its first strategy for operating in cyberspace to protect the nation from potentially devastating network attacks, Deputy Defense Secretary William...

Thailand Requests Sale of UH-60M Helicopters from US
19 July 2011 The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified US Congress of a potential foreign military sale of three UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Thailand. Under the estimated $235m sale,...

Australian Army to Take Delivery of New Patrol Vehicles
19 July 2011 The Australian Army SAS Regiment will finally take delivery of 31 new Nary patrol vehicles this month. The $80m vehicle order will enter service in Afghanistan more than three years later...

Brazil MoD Orders Harris Falcon III VHF Tactical Radios
19 July 2011 The Federative Republic of Brazil has placed orders with Harris to provide Falcon III RF-7800V VHF tactical radios. Under the contract, Harris will provide RF-7800V-HH handheld combat net...

UK Announces Further Armed Forces Cuts
18 July 2011 The UK Government is set to announce another round of personnel cuts as part of a radical overhaul of the armed forces. Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox will confirm the reductions today on...

France Awards GPS Receiver Contract to Thales
18 July 2011 The French Defence Procurement Agency has awarded Thales a contract to supply more than 100 of its GNSS 1000-S GPS receivers to upgrade the country's fleet of Mirage 2000D aircraft. The...

Korea Army Selects Cassidian Sensors
18 July 2011 Cassidian has signed a multi-million euro contract with Korean Aircraft Industries to deliver the AN/AAR-60 Missile Launch Detection System for use in Korean Army utility helicopters. ...

US Department of Defense Awards Falcon Radio Orders to Harris
18 July 2011 Harris has received orders from the US Department of Defense to supply a range of Falcon II and Falcon III tactical communication systems, including the AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack...

Lockheed Delivers First JTRS to US Army
15 July 2011 Lockheed Martin has delivered the first secure airborne, maritime / fixed station joint tactical radio system (AMF JTRS) to the US Army AH-64D Apache avionics integration lab. The Apache...

Smiths Detection to Supply LCD to Swedish Military
15 July 2011 Smiths Detection has received a contract to supply the Swedish armed forces with 1,800 lightweight chemical detectors (LCD) that sample the air for chemical warfare agents and toxic...

ESC to Provide Man-Portable Remote Control Systems to Asian Nation
15 July 2011 ESC BAZ has won a contract to supply its advanced AMI man-portable remote control system to an Asian customer following extensive evaluation and field tests. The AMI man-portable remote...

Afghanistan Forces Undergo IED Detection Training
15 July 2011 The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are receiving training from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) instructors in identifying and countering improvised explosive...

Russia Can Buy Cheaper Foreign Weapons, Says President
14 July 2011 The Russian Defence Ministry can shop for foreign military equipment if domestically produced weapons are overpriced, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said. "You must purchase...

US DoD to Acquire Additional Harris Falcon III Radios
14 July 2011 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has placed an order with Harris to supply additional Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio systems as part of its transition to a networked...

Raytheon to Develop Secure Attributed Military Network System
14 July 2011 Raytheon BBN Technologies has received additional US Department of Defense funding to develop architectures, protocols, and network devices that will improve network capabilities and integrity...

German Army to Receive LMT Armoured Cabs
14 July 2011 Land Mobility Technologies (LMT) will begin delivering armoured cabs to Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks next week for fitting to Actros heavy recovery vehicles ordered for use by German troops...

Israel Approves Patriot Missile System Upgrade
13 July 2011 Israel has approved a set of upgrades for its Patriot missile defence system to boost its interception capabilities. The upgrades include installation of new software as well as hardware...

Harris to Provide Falcon II Radios for US Army MRAP Vehicles
13 July 2011 Harris has received an order to supply the US Army with additional Falcon II AN/VRC-104(V)(3) radio systems. The $17.8m radio order is to provide high-frequency communications in...

New Radar to Detect Suicide Bombers
13 July 2011 Science, Engineering and Technology Corporation (SET) has developed a new radar system for the US Army to help reduce the threat of suicide bombers. The CounterBomber features three...

Kuwait and Canada to Set Up Military Logistics Base
13 July 2011 Kuwait and Canada have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a military logistics base in the Gulf to support Canadian armed forces' missions abroad. The agreement follows...

Thales Sights Selected for UK MoD Scout SV
12 July 2011 General Dynamics UK has selected Thales UK to supply the primary and secondary sighting systems for the reconnaissance variant of the Scout specialist vehicle (SV) for the British Army. ...

US Army Receives New Sniper System
12 July 2011 The US Army's Fort Sill Special Reaction Team has received new M110 semi-automatic sniper systems to engage in closer and faster-paced environments. The M110 is also the first US Army...

BAE to Provide Hercules Vehicles for US Army
12 July 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a $165.46m firm-fixed-price contract to provide heavy equipment recovery vehicles. The award will provide for the production of 43 heavy equipment recovery...

ATK to Develop Next-Generation Ammunition for US Army
12 July 2011 ATK has been awarded a three-year contract to develop and qualify the M829E4 fifth-generation 120mm advanced kinetic energy (AKE) tactical tank rounds for the US Army. The $77m contract,...

US Halts Military Aid to Pakistan
11 July 2011 The US has suspended hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid for Pakistan amidst strained ties with the nation. White House chief of staff Bill Daley said, "Until we get through...

Oshkosh to Provide M-ATV to UAE
11 July 2011 Oshkosh has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract by the US Army Contracting Command to supply Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain vehicles (M-ATV) for UAE. The $27.11m...

Russia to Sign 2012 Defence Contracts by the End of the Year
11 July 2011 Russia will sign all contracts of its 2012 state defence order by the end of this year, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said. "We will sign contracts with all suppliers by the end...

GD Awarded Enterprise Communications Contract by US DIA
11 July 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Information Technology has been awarded a task order by the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to provide enterprise communication services. The $178m task order for...

India to Award FICV Contract
08 July 2011 The Indian Defence Ministry will soon award a $10bn contract for the supply of futuristic infantry combat vehicles (FICVs) for the Indian Army. Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra...

AAR Receives US Army Contracts
08 July 2011 AAR has been awarded two contracts, a five-year contract to provide lightweight, multipurpose shelters (LMS) and a three-year contract to provide 20ft ISO shelters for the US Army. The first...

UK NAO Faults Defence Review
08 July 2011 The UK Government's Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010 was flawed and driven by cost-cutting, says a report published by the National Audit Office (NAO). The defence review process and...

US Army Receives First Lockheed VNsight Sensor
08 July 2011 Lockheed Martin has delivered the first VNsight production unit for the US Army Apache attack helicopter. The production lot includes sensors and spares to equip two US Apache battalions and...

South Korean MoD Seeks Increased Budget
07 July 2011 The South Korean Ministry of Defence (MoD) has requested an increased budget for next year to ensure better combat readiness for its armed forces. Yonhap News Agency has reported that the...

UK to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan
07 July 2011 The UK will soon announce the withdrawal of at least 500 of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2012, following a similar reduction by the US. The Sunday Times reported that UK...

Egypt Seeks Additional M1A1 Abrams Tanks from US
07 July 2011 The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified US Congress of a potential sale of 125 M1A1 Abrams tank kits for co-production and associated weapons to Egypt. Under the estimated...

US OSD Tests RADA RPS-10 APS Radar
07 July 2011 The US Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) has successfully completed test trials of RADA Electronic Industries' RPS-10 advanced radar sensor developed for Iron Fist active protection...

Lockheed Awarded US Army T2K Missile Systems Contract
06 July 2011 Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has been awarded a $145.46m firm-fixed-price contract by the US Army Contracting Command for army tactical missile systems (TACMS) block 1A. The...

Indian Army to Order Additional Arjun MBTs
06 July 2011 The Indian Army is set to place orders for additional Arjun main battle tanks (MBT) mkII version, Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment director P Sivakumar has said. "We...

Russian Armed Forces to Remain at a Million
06 July 2011 The number of Russian Armed Forces personnel will not be downsized to fewer than a million, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said. "When the personnel strength of the armed forces stands...

India to Test New Tactical Missile
06 July 2011 India will flight-test a new short-range tactical surface-to-surface missile, Prahaar (which means to strike), for the first time on 17 July 2011. Defence Research and Development...

GE to Provide Embedded Computing for UK LPPV
05 July 2011 GE Intelligent Platforms has been selected by Brimar to provide embedded computing that will provide situational awareness information to crews of the British Army Foxhound light protected...

US-Launched Wars Cost $4.4tn
05 July 2011 Wars launched by the US since the 11 September 2001 attacks have been estimated to have cost up to $4.4tn, according to a new study published by Brown University. The study focused on the...

US Army Issues Safety Restrictions on New T-11 Parachute
05 July 2011 The US Army has placed safety restrictions on its new T-11 advanced tactical parachute system and has not recommended it for operational use until additional tests are completed by the...

Kratos to Support US Army Aviation Training Solutions
05 July 2011 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has received a new order for its Black Hawk Avionics Trainer (BHAT-M) to support the training of maintenance personnel for the UH-60M US Army...

Germany Agrees to Sell Tanks to Saudi Arabia
04 July 2011 The German Security Council has given its approval to the multibillion-euro sale of 200 Leopard 2A7+ tanks to Saudi Arabia. Der Spiegel News has reported that the major portion of the deal will...

Cobham to Provide Components for US Javelin Missile
04 July 2011 Cobham Life Support has received a follow-on contract from Lockheed Martin to support the US Army Javelin missile programme. Under the $9.5m contract, the company will provide cooling...

Raytheon to Complete US Army Excalibur Ib Development
04 July 2011 Raytheon has been awarded a contract by the US Army for the final phase of the Excalibur Ib development programme. This phase of the development programme will conclude with warfighter tests...

UK Begins Nuclear Warhead Reduction
04 July 2011 UK has begun the programme for implementing the reductions in the number of UK nuclear warheads, as declared in the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) 2010. As part of the review,...

US Army to Train First Bulgarian Battle Group
01 July 2011 The US Army has signed a memorandum with Bulgaria to train the first Bulgarian Army battle group by the end of 2012, US Army Europe commander lieutenant general Mark Hertling has said. "Over...

Textron to Supply Additional ASVs to US Army
01 July 2011 Textron Marine & Land Systems has been awarded a contract to supply the US Army with 65 additional M1117 armoured security vehicles (ASVs). The $49.6m award is a contract option exercised...

US Army Awards Inspection Systems Contract to Rapiscan
01 July 2011 Rapiscan, a division of OSI Systems Security, has been awarded a three-year $248m indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the US Army for entry control point...

Lockheed to Produce Additional US Army PTDS
01 July 2011 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $184.3m undefinitised contract agreement by the US Army to produce 29 additional persistent threat detection systems (PTDS) to support coalition forces...

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Boeing Completes System Integration of US Army HEL TD
30 June 2011 Boeing has completed system integration of key components for the US Army high-energy laser technology demonstrator (HEL TD). The integration included installation of the beam control system...

Textron and Rheinmetall Team up for Canadian TAPV Programme
30 June 2011 Textron Systems and Rheinmetall Canada have agreed to a teaming arrangement to pursue the Canadian Army tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV) programme. According to the teaming...

Force Protection to Provide Additional Buffalo Vehicles to US Army
30 June 2011 Force Protection Industries has received two firm-fixed-price modification contracts worth $71.3m to provide and support US Army armoured vehicles in overseas combat operations. The first...

AxleTech Provides Suspension System for UK LPPV
30 June 2011 AxleTech International has delivered the first drivetrain and suspension components to Force Protection (FPE) for the UK's new Ocelot vehicle under the light protected patrol vehicle...

Morocco Seeks Sentinel Radars from US
29 June 2011 The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified US Congress of a possible sale of eight AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel radars to Morocco. Under the estimated $67m foreign military sale, Morocco...

IRGC Test Fires New Indigenous Missiles
29 June 2011 Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has test fired different types of newly developed missiles in ongoing exercises, which began on 27 June 2011. During the first stage of the...

Northrop Demonstrates STARLite Radar
29 June 2011 Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated its STARLite radar on a US Army Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, US. During the demonstration,...

Lebanese Armed Forces Receive French APCs
29 June 2011 The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) has received eight armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from France at UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura, Lebanon. The delivery also includes related spare parts...

GD to Produce Hydra-70 Rockets for US Army
28 June 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a $286m contract by the US Army Contracting Command for the production of the Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket. The contract...

BAE to Support Iraqi Army Fielding Vehicles
28 June 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to provide field service representatives to support the transition work of 1,026 refurbished M113A2 and 21 refurbished M88A1 vehicles to the Iraqi...

Indian Army Shortlists MBDA Anti-Tank Missile
28 June 2011 The Indian Army has short listed MBDA's PARS 3 LR multitarget, long-range guided missile system for its future helicopter air-to-ground missile requirement. Hindustan Aeronautical (HAL)...

Harris to Provide Falcon III Radio with Suite B Encryption to US DoD
28 June 2011 Harris has received an order to supply the US Department of Defense (DoD) with additional Falcon III multiband, multimission, software-defined radios that are compatible with Suite B...

BAE Delivers Upgraded Warrior Vehicles to British Army
27 June 2011 BAE Systems has developed and delivered 70 upgraded British Army Warrior infantry fighting vehicles in Afghanistan under a £30m upgrade contract awarded by the UK Ministry of Defence. ...

Harris to Deliver New Encryption Device to US Army
27 June 2011 Harris will deliver programmable encryption devices and support services to Northrop Grumman for use in the US Army Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below-Blue Force Tracking...

Iran to Hold Military Missile Exercises
27 June 2011 Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) will kick-off an annual 10-day ground, naval and missile military exercise today in the Gulf region, the state news agency IRNA reported. ...

DARPA Selects SRI for Mind's Eye Programme
27 June 2011 SRI International has been selected by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design a Visual Intelligence Grounded in Learning (VIGIL) system for its Mind's Eye...

Raytheon Patriot GEM-T Test Missiles Delivered for UAE
24 June 2011 Raytheon has completed the first delivery of three Patriot tactical guided enhanced missile (GEM-T) test missiles to the US Government. The delivery contract was awarded to Raytheon for the...

US OSD Completes Iron Fist APS Evaluation Trials
24 June 2011 The US Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) has officially completed evaluation trials of Israel's Iron Fist, an active protection system (APS) for armoured vehicles. The Iron Fist APS,...

Honeywell to Provide Advanced Ballistic Materials for US Army
24 June 2011 Honeywell has been awarded a contract by the US Army Program Executive Office (PEO) to provide advanced ballistic materials for combat helmets. Under the three-year contract, the company...

Russia Approves Extension of Armenia Military Base
24 June 2011 The Russian Federation Council, upper chamber of the Russian parliament has ratified a protocol to extend the 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri near Armenia. According to the protocol,...

AxleTech to Provide Axle Systems for US Army ASV
23 June 2011 AxleTech International, a General Dynamics company, has been awarded a contract by Textron Marine & Land Systems to produce independent suspension axle systems for the US Army medium...

Selex to Deliver AESA Radar to Korean Army
23 June 2011 Selex Galileo has been awarded a contract by Worldwide Aeros Corporation to deliver its Seaspray 7500E active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar to the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA). ...

ST Kinetics Delivers Warthogs to UK MoD
23 June 2011 ST Kinetics has completed its delivery of Warthog all-terrain vehicles to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) under a £150m Urgent Operational Requirement contract. The delivery included a...

US Army to Acquire Harris Falcon III Multiband Radios
23 June 2011 The US Army has placed an order with Harris for Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios systems as part of its transition to a networked digital battlefield. The Falcon III...

Polish Helicopters to be Equipped with Aircraft Survivability Technology
22 June 2011 The Polish Defence Ministry has awarded a contract to Terma for the supply of aircraft survivability equipment for seven Mi-17 and 15 Mi-24 helicopters. According to the contract, the company...

QinetiQ to Provide Transformational Architecture Services to US Army
22 June 2011 QinetiQ North America has been awarded a contract by the US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) to support its architecture characterisation...

Oshkosh to Provide M-ATV Underbody Improvement Kits
22 June 2011 Oshkosh Corporation has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract by the US Army Contracting Command to support the mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) all terrain vehicles (M-ATV)...

Raytheon to Upgrade Patriot Systems for Saudi Arabia
22 June 2011 Raytheon has received a $1.7bn contract to upgrade Saudi Arabia's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System to configuration-3. The award, under direct commercial sales route, includes...

Alliant to Reconfigure M4 SLAM Munitions
21 June 2011 Alliant Techsystems has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract by the US Army Contracting Command to reconfigure M4 selectable lightweight attack munitions (SLAM). Under the $45.7m...

Raytheon to Provide Airborne Processors for MDA
21 June 2011 Raytheon has received a contract to provide advanced airborne data processing technology for the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Under the $10m contract, the company will develop the...

US Army Receives Combat Clearing Heavy Metal Vehicles
21 June 2011 The US Army 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Special Troops Battalion (2/1 STB) has received two Husky mounted detection system vehicles to assist in clearing and identifying improvised...

Thales to Support Tiger Aircrew Training
21 June 2011 The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) has extended the support contract for the Tiger aircrew training means (TATM). The support service contract, operated by Thales and...

Kopin to Support US TWS-IIB Programme
20 June 2011 Kopin Corporation has won $23.2m in follow-on production orders to supply display systems for the US Army's thermal weapon sight bridge (TWS-IIB) programme. Under the follow-on orders,...

Indian Army Receives High-Altitude Shelter
20 June 2011 The Indian Army has received shelters for use at high altitudes to protect soldiers from the extreme climatic conditions of the Himalayan region. The integrated thermally regulated shelters...

Bulgarian Army may Withdraw from Panther Helicopter Deal
20 June 2011 Bulgaria may withdraw from the deal for the delivery of three multipurpose Panther helicopters due to the financial crunch. In 2005, the country signed a €383m contract with French...

Elisra to Supply PLBS Units to French MoD
20 June 2011 Elbit Systems subsidiary Elisra Electronic Systems has been awarded a contract to supply hundreds of AN/PRC-684 personal locator beacon (PLB) units (formerly SPLB) to the French Ministry of...

South Korea Deploys Land Missiles Near North Korea Border
17 June 2011 South Korea has reportedly deployed precision-guided surface-to-surface missiles capable of hitting North Korea's capital Pyongyang. The deployment of the army tactical missile system...

NI Industries and Solidica Join Forces to Produce Lightweight Armour
17 June 2011 NI Industries, a subsidiary of TriMas, has signed an advanced manufacturing development agreement with Solidica to set up a pilot manufacturing line for Solidica's lightweight armour,...

WSGI to Test Argus One UAV Next Month
17 June 2011 World Surveillance (WSGI) will test its unmanned aerial vehicle, Argus One UAV, from 11 to 22 July at the US Army's proving ground facility in Yuma, Arizona, US, following approval from...

Indian Army Calls for Increased Strength
17 June 2011 The Indian Army has called for an increase in the number of officers by another 35% to over 16,000 officers. The proposal comes amidst a shortage of 12,349 officers against the army's...

Lockheed Wins US Army MLRS Rocket Contract
16 June 2011 The US Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded a $445m follow-on contract to Lockheed Martin to provide guided multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) unitary rockets. Under the contract,...

Nato Selects AS&E Screening System
16 June 2011 American Science and Engineering (AS&E) is to supply Nato with the highly mobile screening system, Z backscatter van (ZBV) X-ray screening system under a contract. According to the...

Australia Funds Research Work for Soldier Protection
16 June 2011 The Australian Government will contribute A$9m towards research work for the protection of soldiers of the Australian Defence Force, Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Defence Materiel...

Arotech Receives Orders for IDF David Vehicle and Aircraft Armour
16 June 2011 Arotech Corporation's armour division has received orders for a new variant of the David light armoured vehicle and armour for various aircraft. The $9m order includes an option for another $6m...

Indian Army to Hold Massive Exercise
15 June 2011 The Indian Army will conduct a massive exercise along the western border with Pakistan this year as part of the army's routine wargames, army officials have said. "The 21 Strike Corps under...

Taiwan to Purchase AH-64D Apache Block III
15 June 2011 Taiwan has finally signed a contract for the purchase of 30 AH-64D Apache Block III, US Program Executive Office Apache attack helicopter programme project manager colonel Shane Openshaw has said....

ROK Launches New Military Command
15 June 2011 The Republic of Korea (ROK) has launched a new military command to defend five islands in the West Sea. In a statement, the Defence Ministry said the command, which consists of elements of...

Bulgarian Army to Sell Surplus Tanks and Helicopters
15 June 2011 The Bulgarian Army will soon begin a major sale of surplus weapons and other assets in its inventory as part of its latest round of defence cuts, Bulgarian Defence Minister Anyu Angelov has...

US Army Conducts Network Field Exercise
14 June 2011 The US Army is conducting its largest network field exercise to evaluate key network technologies at White Sands, New Mexico, US. More than 3,800 soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team,...

Armenia Seeks Russian Rocket Artillery System
14 June 2011 Armenia intends to acquire Russian rocket artillery systems with a firing range of 90km, a senior Russian defence industry executive from Rosoboronexport has said. Voenno-Promyshlenny...

Saudi Arabia Requests Light Armoured Vehicles from US
14 June 2011 The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified US Congress of a possible sale of a range of light armoured vehicles (LAV) and associated equipment to Saudi Arabia. Under the estimated...

US Army Receives First Prophet Enhanced System
14 June 2011 The US Army's 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade has been deployed with the first Prophet Enhanced system (programme of record version) in a move to boost ground signals intelligence platform....

New Brahmos-2 Hypersonic Missile to be Developed this Year
13 June 2011 Brahmos Aerospace, a Russian-Indian joint venture, will begin work on a new Brahmos-2 hypersonic missile this year, Brahmos Aerospace Director Alexander Maksichev has said. The JV director...

Ukraine to Sell T-72 Tanks to Ethiopia
13 June 2011 Ukrainian state arms exporter Ukrspetsexport has signed a contract with the Ethiopian Defence Ministry for delivery of more than 200 T-72 tanks to the Ethiopian Army, UNIAN news agency...

Czech Army to Acquire US Military Equipment
13 June 2011 The Czech Government has approved its Defence Ministry's plan to acquire US military equipment for its troops under foreign aid programmes, the ministry's press service said. The purchase, to...

DRS to Develop Handheld Computing Systems for US Army
13 June 2011 DRS Tactical Systems has been selected for the development of an ultra-rugged handheld device for the US Army Joint Battle Command – Platform (JBC-P) programme. Under the contract, DRS...

Raytheon-Boeing Team Submits Proposal for US Army JAGM Programme
10 June 2011 Raytheon and Boeing have jointly submitted a proposal for the US Army joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) competition programme. The team, with Raytheon as prime contractor, has already proved...

Oshkosh to Supply New and Recapitalised HEMTT and HET for US Army
10 June 2011 Oshkosh Defence has been awarded a $252m contract by the US Army TACOM for new and recapitalised heavy expanded mobility tactical truck (HEMTT) A4s and new heavy equipment transporter (HET)...

IDF Tests Missile Warning System
10 June 2011 The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) Homefront Command has successfully tested its emergency surface missile system (SMS) network, which has been developed to provide information about...

Russia May Develop Nuclear Offensive Arms Race
10 June 2011 Russia will develop its own nuclear offensive arms race if Nato fails to reach an agreement over the European defence shield, Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said, following...

Turkey to Purchase Boeing CH-47 Heavy Lift Helicopters
09 June 2011 Turkey's procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), will soon finalise a deal with the US to buy six Boeing-built CH-47 heavy lift military transport helicopters,...

Lockheed Submits Proposal for Joint Air-to-Ground Missile
09 June 2011 Lockheed Martin has submitted a proposal for the next phases of the US Army joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) programme, which is expected to be awarded during the fourth quarter of...

Otokar Awarded Armoured Vehicle Export Contract
09 June 2011 Turkish vehicle manufacturer Otokar has been awarded a $63.2m export contract to provide its new ARMA 6×6 tactical armoured vehicles as well as spare parts and training. The ARMA...

India Test Fires Prithvi-II Missile
09 June 2011 India has successfully test fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable ballistic missile, Prithvi-II, from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Orissa, India. Defence officials...

BAE to Upgrade Australian Army Military Vehicles
08 June 2011 Elbit Systems has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to upgrade up to 777 military vehicles as part of the Australian Army's Land 200 Programme (Land 75 / Land 125). The A$4.9m upgrade...

FNSS to Provide AV-8 Vehicles for Malaysian Armed Forces
08 June 2011 FNSS, a joint venture between BAE Systems and Turkey's Nurol Holding, has signed a $559m letter of offer and acceptance to provide its AV-8 armoured vehicles for the Malaysian Armed Forces. ...

Thailand Likely to Purchase Additional Ukrainian APCs
08 June 2011 The Thai government is preparing a contract to purchase an additional batch of BTR-3E1 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for the Royal Thai Army. Interfax-Ukraine has quoated Royal Thai...

US Army Awards CROWS II Contract to Kongsberg
08 June 2011 The US Army has signed a NOK552m ($103.1m) contract with Kongsberg and has increased the scope of the existing common remotely operated weapon stations (CROWS) II framework agreement. The...

Thales, BAE and Dew Team Up for Canadian TAPV Programme
07 June 2011 BAE Systems has entered into two teaming agreements with Thales Canada and DEW Engineering for the Canadian Army's Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) programme. According to the...

Russia Agrees to Plutonium Disposal Deal
07 June 2011 Russia has approved amendments to the US-Russian 2000 agreement to dispose of excess weapon-grade plutonium from defence programmes. Under the agreement, both the countries will dispose of...

Lockheed to Provide Integration Support to UAE PAC-3
07 June 2011 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the US Army Contracting Command to provide software support services to the UAE Patriot Advanced...

US Army to Test Smartphones for Combat Readiness
07 June 2011 The US Army has plans to conduct desert trials to test off-the-shelf iPhones, Androids and tablet computers for use in the battlefield, starting this week. The Army will also stress-test a...

US Congress Subcommittee Approves Israeli Missile Programme Funding
06 June 2011 The US House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee has approved $235.7m for the US-Israeli missile defence programs for the 2012 fiscal year. The proposed funding is for the jointly...

Pakistani Armed Forces Receive Additional Funding
06 June 2011 The Pakistani Government has allocated its armed forces an additional PKR150bn ($1.74bn) to help meet the financing requirements for the Armed Forces Development Programme (AFDP) in the...

Cassidian and Emiraje to Support Khalifa University Cyber Operations Centre
06 June 2011 Cassidian and Emiraje Systems have collaborated with Khalifa University, UAE, to establish the Cyber Operations Centre of Excellence. According to the agreement signed in 2010 for...

India to Conduct Agni-I Missile User Trials This Month
06 June 2011 The Indian Army is preparing to conduct a fresh user trial of the Agni-I missile between 20 and 30 June 2011 from the Wheeler Island launching complex off the Orissa coast. The...

German Army to Deploy Mikado Mini-UAS to Afghanistan
03 June 2011 The German Army is to deploy a new small tactical reconnaissance unmanned air system (UAS), Mikado AR 100 B, to provide additional situational awareness to troops in northern Afghanistan. ...

Cassidian Delivers Third Phase of RDTM Project
03 June 2011 Cassidian has delivered the third phase of the réseaux de desserte terre et marine (RDTM) project to a French military base in Toulon, France. The RDTM project was awarded by the French...

Singapore MoD Commissions First Motorised Infantry Battalion
03 June 2011 Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has commissioned the first motorised infantry battalion (2 SIR), marking a major milestone in the Singapore Armed Force's (SAF) transformation into...

Textron to Provide Armoured Vehicles for Afghanistan National Army
03 June 2011 Textron Marine & Land Systems has been awarded an Undefinitized Contract Action by the US Army Contracting Command to produce Medium Armoured Security Vehicles (MASV) for the Afghanistan...

GD to Deliver Through-Life Support for Australian Army ASLAV Fleet
02 June 2011 General Dynamics Land Systems-Australia (GDLS-A) has been awarded a through-life support contract for the Australian Army's ASLAV wheeled armoured fighting vehicles. The five-year A$44.8m...

Harris Enhances Falcon III Battlefield Networking Capability
02 June 2011 Harris Corporation has unveiled new upgraded software to enhance the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio system capability in network-enabled missions. The new software provides...

Western Nations to Procure 80,000 Cruise Missiles by 2020
02 June 2011 Russian military experts have forecast that the Western nations will have 80,000 cruise missiles by 2020, Russian general staff deputy commander General Igor Sheremet has said. "We expect...

Lockheed Hit by Cyber-Attack
02 June 2011 Lockheed Martin was hit by a cyber-attack targetting its information systems network last week. The company's security team detected the threat immediately and took appropriate countermeasures...

US Army Receives First THAAD Missiles
01 June 2011 The US Army has received the first two Lockheed Martin-built terminal high-altitude area defence (THAAD) missiles. The two missiles have been stationed at the Anniston Defense Munitions...

Lockheed Awards PAC-3 Seeker Production Contract to Boeing
01 June 2011 Boeing has received a $274m firm-fixed-price contract from Lockheed Martin to produce 300 Patriot advanced capability-3 (PAC-3) missile seekers. The contract is the ninth consecutive PAC-3...

IDF to Conduct Turning Point 5 Defence Drill
01 June 2011 The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) will conduct a week-long Turning Point 5 defence drill to test the response capabilities to possible missile attacks from Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Iran. ...

US Army to Deploy Imagery System to Afghanistan
01 June 2011 The US Army is preparing to deploy the heterogeneous airborne reconnaissance team (HART) system in Afghanistan to provide on-demand video imagery to the troops. The system, developed by...

May 2011

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Dutch Army Retires Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tank
31 May 2011 The Netherlands Defence Organisation has decommissioned the Leopard 2A6 main battle tank (MBT) on range 6 at the Bergen-Hohne firing range. 11 Tank Battalion commander Captain Chiel...

UK Develops Cyber-Weapons Programme
31 May 2011 The UK is developing a cyber-weapons programme that will help its military to gain a new range of offensive options and capabilities required to counter the increasing cyberspace threats...

Oshkosh to Provide Additional MRAP-ATVs to US Army
31 May 2011 Oshkosh Corporation has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract by the US Army TACOM LCMC for the procurement of mine-resistant ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles (MRAP-ATV). Under the...

US Army to Induct First Fully Immersive Virtual Simulation Training System
31 May 2011 The US Army will, for the first time, use a fully immersive virtual simulation training programme for soldiers. The new $57m dismounted soldier training system will enable soldiers,...

Sikorsky to Provide UH-60M Aircraft to Sweden
27 May 2011 Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a $207.1m firm-fixed-price contract by the US Army Contracting Command for the procurement of UH-60M aircraft for the Sweden's armed forces. The award...

US Withdraws Part of Special Forces from Pakistan
27 May 2011 The US has withdrawn part of its special forces presence in Pakistan after a request from Pakistan military head General Ashfaq Kayani to the Pentagon. A Pentagon spokesman said: "The US...

Thoroughtec to Maintain South African Army Simulators
27 May 2011 Thoroughbred Technologies has been awarded a contract for the maintenance and repair support of driver simulators used by the South African Army. The R9.448m ($1.34m) contract follows a...

DRS Awarded Connectivity and Terrestrial Transport Contract
27 May 2011 DRS Technical Services has been awarded two task orders to provide X-band satellite connectivity and terrestrial transport services to US forces serving in south-west Asia. The $48m orders...

Smiths Detection Wins Joint Chemical Agent Detector Contract
26 May 2011 Smiths Detection has been placed with a task order to provide for the US Department of Defense's (DoD) joint chemical agent detector (JCAD) programme. The $30m order for the enhanced M4A1...

Iran Starts Mass Production of Powerful Anti-Armour Munitions
26 May 2011 Iran has begun mass-production of 125mm and 105mm shells for the Saqeb Anti-Armour System, Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has said. The new ammunition is intended...

South Korean Military to Face Cuts by 2015
26 May 2011 The South Korean Ministry of National Defence will eliminate 30 general-grade officers by the end of 2015, as part of the defence reform plan to streamline the armed forces, a defence official...

Pentagon to Help Israel Purchase Additional Iron Dome Interceptors
26 May 2011 The Pentagon is planning to help Israel purchase additional Iron Dome short-range anti-rocket batteries, Pentagon Missile Defense Agency head Lieutenant General Patrick O'Reilly has said. "In...

China Provides Arms to Sierra Leone
25 May 2011 Sierra Leone has received arms from China to strengthen ties between the two countries and boost its defence capabilities. Agence France Presse reports that Chinese ambassador Kuang...

Lebanese Army APCs to be Refurbished
25 May 2011 Clark International Logistics has been awarded a contract by the US Army to repair and refurbish the Lebanese Army's armoured personnel carriers (APC). Under the contract, the company...

Northrop to Continue Support US DoD ABIS
25 May 2011 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $141m follow-on task order to continue development of the US Department of Defense automated biometric identification system (DoD-ABIS). The task order...

Lockheed Submits Proposal for US Army's CIRCM Programme
25 May 2011 Lockheed Martin, along with DRS Technologies and Daylight Defence, has submitted a proposal for the technology demonstration phase of the US Army's common infrared countermeasure (CIRCM)...

SAIC Awarded US FORSCOM Modelling and Simulation Contract
24 May 2011 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a follow-on contract to continue providing advanced training services and solutions to the US Army Forces Command...

Goodrich to Provide IMU for Anti-Tank Weapon System
24 May 2011 Goodrich Corporation Sensors and Integrated Systems has received a follow-on order from Saab Bofors Dynamics to provide additional inertial measurement units (IMUs) for its next-generation...

MBDA Tests Anti-Tank Missile System
24 May 2011 MBDA has successfully test fired the PARS 3 LR guided anti-tank missile system aboard a German Army support helicopter, Tiger, on the test range in Vidsel, Sweden. Three test firings were...

UK Forces to Face Vehicle Shortage
24 May 2011 The UK Armed Forces will face shortages of armoured vehicles for the next 13 years due to unstable financial planning by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned...

Russia to Upgrade Strike Potential if Nato Refuses to Missile Cooperation
23 May 2011 Russia will enhance its strike nuclear capabilities if missile cooperation with Nato fails in the European missile defence project, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said. "I hope we will...

Afghanistan Forces to be Ready by 2014
23 May 2011 Afghan forces will be ready by 2014, when coalition forces will withdraw from frontline combat in the country, UK Ambassador to Afghanistan Sir William Patey has said. "The Afghans don't...

Czech Army KBVP Vehicles to Receive New IAI MiniPOP Sights
23 May 2011 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has delivered the new MiniPOP lightweight EO/IR sights for installation on the Czech Army infantry fighting vehicle, KBVP Pandur. The new system will be...

GD Delivers Four Millionth Hydra Rocket to US Army
23 May 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Armament and Technical Products has delivered its four millionth Hydra 70 air-to-ground rocket to the US Army. The US Army has awarded a delivery contract to GD, the...

BAE Agrees to Pay for Arms-Export Control Breaches
20 May 2011 BAE Systems has reached a civil settlement with the US Department of State by agreeing to pay a fine of up to $79m with respect to alleged civil breaches. The US Department of State had...

Northrop Demonstrates HART System
20 May 2011 Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully demonstrated the heterogeneous airborne reconnaissance team (HART) system during a recent Spiral 7 DARPA field exercise, conducted at Dugway...

South African Army Orders Additional Mortar Ammunition
20 May 2011 The South African (SA) Army has placed orders for additional mortar ammunition from Rheinmetall Denel Munitions. The latest R30.8m ($4.4m) order brings the total orders of various types...

Sweden to Procure Sikorsky UH-60M Helicopters
20 May 2011 The US Government has agreed to sell 15 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) under the foreign military sales programme. The helicopters...

Elbit to Supply Advanced Training Systems to Asian Army
19 May 2011 Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract to supply an Asian army with advanced training systems for its armour and infantry forces. Under the $32.7m project, the company will provide...

US Army Developing Foundational Software for COE
19 May 2011 The US Army System of Systems Engineering is developing foundational software for a common operating environment (COE) to ensure built-in interoperability for effective communication. The COE...

Lockheed to Upgrade Finnish MLRS Launchers
19 May 2011 Lockheed Martin has received a contract to upgrade the Finnish Army's M270 multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) launchers. Under the $45.3m contract, the company will upgrade 22 launchers...

Singaporean Army Unveils New UGV
19 May 2011 The Singaporean Army has unveiled a new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), the Rush demonstrator, which is expected to meet the army's future operational requirements. The UGV has been developed...

BAE Delivers Smallest-Ever Thermal Monocular
18 May 2011 BAE Systems Oasys has delivered the smallest thermal monocular, StalkIR, to the US Army to support ongoing counter-improvised explosive device (IED) missions. The device, also known as...

France Selects Sagem Fire Control Computers
18 May 2011 The French defence procurement agency, DGA, has selected the new-generation ballistic computer, Cadet 2G, to equip all control stations in the French Army's Atlas artillery system. The Cadet...

Iraq Receives First Ukrainian APCs
18 May 2011 Iraq has received the first 26 of 420 Ukraine-built BTR-4 armoured personnel carriers (APC), as part of a $2.5bn Iraqi Defence Ministry contract for procurement of arms and weapons for its...

EADS Delivers First UH-72A Lakota to South Dakota Army National Guard
18 May 2011 The first of six UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters (LUH) has been delivered to the South Dakota Army National Guard by EADS North America. The UH-72A Lakota, equipped with additional...

Harris to Provide Tactical Communications System to an Asian Nation
17 May 2011 Harris Corporation has received an order from an Asian nation for an integrated tactical communications system to provide command and control in a variety of missions. Under the $19m order,...

Saudi Arabia Requests Night Vision Equipment from US
17 May 2011 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a foreign military sale (FMS) of various night and thermal vision equipment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Under the...

BAE to Manage and Operate US Army Radford Ammunition Plant
17 May 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a ten-year operating contract by the US Army to manage, operate and maintain the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in south-west Virginia, US. The $850m...

Russia to Test New Radar by the End of 2011
17 May 2011 Russia will test its new radar, Voronezh DM, being built near the Baltic port of Kaliningrad by the end of 2011, Russia's space forces commander General Oleg Ostapenko said. The new Voronezh...

Boeing to Modify US Army CH-47F Chinook Aircraft
16 May 2011 The US Army has awarded a contract to Boeing to perform initial production fielding support modifications on 49 CH-47F Chinook helicopters. Under the $23.7m contract, the company will...

ADF to Receive Additional Bushmasters for Use in Afghanistan
16 May 2011 The Australian Government has given approval for the purchase of an additional 101 Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles to support Australian Defence Force (ADF) operations in...

Harris to Provide RF-310M Radios to a Central Asian Nation
16 May 2011 Harris Corporation has received an order to provide RF-310M-HH multiband handheld software-defined radios to a central Asian nation in support of interoperable secure communications with...

UK MoD Mulls Fresh Cuts
16 May 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is likely to go ahead with another round of cuts in the next financial year to reduce spending by the country's armed forces. "We have made it clear that while...

Azerbaijan and Paramount Extend Joint Production of Armoured Vehicles
13 May 2011 The Azerbaijan Ministry of Defence Industries (MDI) has extended the joint production agreement with Paramount Group to produce 60 new mine-protected vehicles. The extension follows...

India to Test New Military Platforms
13 May 2011 India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is to test new military platforms during the ongoing Indian Army exercise, Vijayee Bhava, in northern Rajasthan, India. The Indian...

Lockheed to Provide Instrumented / Digital Training System to US Army
13 May 2011 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Army Program Executive Office to provide the instrumented / digital range training system (IR/DRTS). The five-year initial...

Afghan and Iraqi Forces to Receive Russian Mi-17 Helicopters
13 May 2011 Afghanistan and Iraqi forces are to receive Russian-built Mi-17 helicopters in a move to independently defend and guard against threats, and protect their nation's sovereignty. The US Army...

Turkish Army to Receive New Tactical UAV
12 May 2011 The Turkish Army is to receive the upgraded version of the Karayel tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (TUAV), version II, being built by Vestal Defence. The upgraded version II of the TUAV is...

US Army Orders Oshkosh FMTV Trucks and Trailers
12 May 2011 The US Army has placed orders with Oshkosh Defense to deliver more than 400 of the family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) trucks and trailers. The latest $71m order by the US Army...

US Army to Use New Stryker Vehicles in Afghanistan
12 May 2011 US Army soldiers will begin to receive 150 new Stryker armoured combat vehicles with a double-V hull (DVH) design in the coming weeks for use in Afghanistan. The Stryker DVH, with enhanced...

German Armed Forces to Receive First Boxer AFVs
12 May 2011 The German Armed Forces 23rd Mountain Rangers Brigade is to receive its first Boxer armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) for deployment to Afghanistan. The mountain ranger battalion has...

Harris to Provide Falcon II Radio Systems for US Army MRAP Vehicles
11 May 2011 Harris Corporation has received an order from the US Army to provide Falcon II high-frequency AN/VRC-104(V)(3) radio systems for installation on multiple variants of mine-resistant...

Force Protection and CAE Jointly Compete for Canadian TAPV Project
11 May 2011 Force Protection Industries and CAE have teamed up to compete for Canada's tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV) project. According to the agreement, Force Protection will offer Cougar...

Lockheed to Produce Equipment for US Army WIN-T
11 May 2011 Lockheed has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics (GD) to produce additional communications equipment for the warfighter information network-tactical (WIN-T), increment 2. Under the...

ST Electronics to Supply AGTDS Systems to MINDEF
11 May 2011 ST Electronics has been awarded a contract by the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) to supply army gunnery tactical and driving simulation (AGTDS) systems. Under the S$68m...

DRS to Provide Thermal Weapon Sights to US Army
10 May 2011 DRS Technologies has been awarded a contract by the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) to provide advanced thermal weapon sights (TWS). The latest $68.2m...

EFW to Provide MFCS Components to US Army
10 May 2011 EFW Inc has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract by the US Army Contracting Command for the procurement of mortar fire control system (MFCS) components. The MFCS decides the position...

Australian Defence Capability Projects Receive Go-Ahead
10 May 2011 The Australian Government has approved two major Australian Defence Force (ADF) capability projects, battlespace communications system (land) project and defence personnel systems...

Kratos to Support DARPA RC2 Project
10 May 2011 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a contract to provide support services to the resilient command and control (RC2) project for the US Defense Advanced Research...

UK and French Armies Begin Exercise Gaulish
09 May 2011 The UK and French armies have begun a reciprocal training programme, Exercise Gaulish, in CENZUB, one of the French Army's training camps to increase interoperability between the two...

IDF Deploys Next Generation Battlefield Management Systems
09 May 2011 The Israel Defence Force (IDF) has integrated a new battlefield management system, Fast Road, into some of its armoured divisions. The next generation of technology developed by Elbit...

Cassidian Chooses Projectiondesign for Stinger Missile System
09 May 2011 Projectiondesign has been selected by Cassidian to provide 26 F32 projectors and multiple image processors for its Stinger missile training system. The F32 projectors will be integrated...

Saudi Arabia Purchases VirTra Weapon Simulators
09 May 2011 Saudi Arabia has purchased multiple weapon simulators from VirTra Systems (VTSI), president and COO Don Andrus said. The purchase also includes borderless screens, elevated training platforms,...

SAIC to Provide Technical and Operations Support to DECC
06 May 2011 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide technical and operations support to the...

Russia Offers Military Cooperation Deal to Nato
06 May 2011 Russia has offered a mid-term military cooperation plan to Nato for a period of three to five years, Russian chief of general staff Nikolai Makarov has said. "This approach will help...

Curtiss-Wright to Deliver Turret Drive Servo System for UK Scout Vehicle
06 May 2011 Curtiss-Wright Corporation has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to design, develop and manufacture the turret drive servo system for the UK's new Scout reconnaissance vehicle...

Sikorsky to Upgrade Aircraft for Colombia
06 May 2011 Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for the conversion of seven aircraft for the Colombian Ministry of Defence. The $84.5m contract also...

Raytheon to Support US Army Patriot Missile Field Surveillance Programme
05 May 2011 Raytheon has received a contract from the US Army Aviation and Missile Command to provide material and technical services in support of the Patriot missile field surveillance programme. The...

Lockheed to Provide Support Services to US JIEDDO
05 May 2011 Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide operational support services for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization...

US Army Orders ATK Small-Calibre Ammunition
05 May 2011 The US Army Contracting Command has awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to ATK for new small-calibre M855A1 enhanced performance rounds (EPR). The $488m...

Iraq Seeks Radios and Communication Equipment from US
05 May 2011 The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified US Congress of a potential sale of a range of radios and communication equipment, as well as associated equipment, to Iraq. Under the...

RSLAF Receives Artillery Weapons and Ammunition from China
04 May 2011 The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) has received artillery weapons and ammunition from the People's Republic of China at the Joint Forces Command Headquarters, Cockrill, Sierra...

ATK Receives New Tactical Ammunition Contracts from MENA
04 May 2011 ATK has received new 25mm M792 high-explosive incendiary round with Tracer (HEI-T) tactical ammunition contracts from a mix of US allies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The...

Russia to Seek Legal Guarantee from US Over Missile Shield
04 May 2011 Russia is planning to seek legal guarantees from the US that its proposed European missile defence shield will not be used to target Russia's strategic nuclear forces, the Russian...

BAE Awarded JTRS Software Support Contract
04 May 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for Link-16 software in-service support (SwISS) for the US joint tactical radio system (JTRS). The...

GD Tests Tactical Roll Control Guided Mortar
03 May 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems (OTS) has successfully tested a tactical version of the 120mm roll control guided mortar (RCGM) at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, US. ...

ATK to Produce MK90 Propellant Grains for GD
03 May 2011 ATK has been awarded an $80m contract by General Dynamics (GD) Armament and Technical Products for the production of MK90 propellant grains. The MK90 propellant grain is used to provide...

BAE Completes Australian AADS Upgrade
03 May 2011 BAE Systems has successfully completed system acceptance testing (SAT) for the Australian Army's advanced air defence simulator (AADS) at the 16th Air Defence Regiment AADS training...

Russia Details Proposals for European Missile Shield
03 May 2011 Russian Space Forces commander lieutenant general Oleg Ostapenko outlined the nation's proposals for the future European missile defence network. "We are ready to develop, together with...

April 2011

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Raytheon to Provide Patriot Engineering Services to US Army
28 April 2011 Raytheon has been awarded a contract by the US Army Aviation and Missile Command to provide engineering services for the Patriot air and missile defence system. Under the $128.5m contract,...

US Army to Equip MRAP Vehicles with Harris Falcon II Radios
28 April 2011 Harris Corporation has received an order from the US Army to provide Falcon II AN/VRC-104 high-frequency vehicular radio systems for use in variants of mine-resistant ambush-protected...

GD Wins US Army OPTARSS II Contract
28 April 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Information Technology has won the five-year US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) operations, planning, training and resource support services (OPTARSS) II contract. ...

South Korea Deploys Multiple Rocket Launchers
28 April 2011 South Korea has deployed multiple rocket launchers on two islands near the tense Yellow Sea border with North Korea to guard against potential attacks and to increase its deterrence...

US Offers Raven Drone Technology to Pakistan
27 April 2011 The US has offered a technology transfer for 85 mini Raven drones to the Pakistani Army under the US foreign military programme, sources have reported. According to the Express Tribune, about...

Turkey Selects Sikorsky Black Hawk Helicopter
27 April 2011 The Turkish Defence Industry Executive Committee (DIEC) has selected Sikorsky for its potential 109 derivative Black Hawk helicopters contract for multimission use by the Turkish Government. ...

BAE to Provide Thermal Weapon Sights to US Army
27 April 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to provide thermal weapon sights to the US Army for improved situational awareness and survivability of soldiers on the battlefield. Under the...

Raytheon to Upgrade US Army Patriot Missiles
27 April 2011 Raytheon has been awarded a $58.3m contract by the US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) to upgrade Patriot guidance-enhanced missile-tactical (GEM-T) missiles. The $58.3m...

Korea Offers Portable Missiles to India
26 April 2011 The South Korean weapons manufacturer, LIG Nex1 Co, has submitted a request to sell portable anti-aircraft missiles to India, a military official has said. "LIG Nex1 submitted a request for...

Raytheon Wins US Army Excalibur Contract
26 April 2011 The US Army has awarded Raytheon a $173m army fiscal year 2010 contract for the production of Excalibur precision-guided projectile rounds, marking the start of full-rate production for...

Selex Galileo Delivers AGP to Boeing AH-64D Apache Helicopter
26 April 2011 Selex Galileo has delivered the aircraft gateway processor (AGP), a pilot aid, to Boeing for the AH-64D Apache helicopter. The AGP is an aircraft survivability equipment (ASE) controller...

UK MoD to Receive Additional Patrol Vehicles
26 April 2011 Force Protection is to supply the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) with 47 Cougar Mastiff vehicles under a subcontract from Integrated Survivability Technologies (IST). The Cougar patrol...

Iranian Army Receives New Missile Systems
21 April 2011 Iranian Army has been equipped with a new cruise missile and missile defence system, Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has said. "Recently, we witnessed the test firing of the...

Lockheed Tests JAGM in High-Speed Captive Flight
21 April 2011 Lockheed has tested its joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) tri-mode seeker in high-speed captive flight tests at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, US. The JAGM was tested on a Sabreliner series...

Northrop to Continue Support for US Army AMDWS
21 April 2011 The US Army has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation to continue providing software development and lifecycle support for the air and missile defence workstation (AMDWS). Under...

iRobot to Supply US With Small Unmanned Robots
21 April 2011 iRobot Corporation will supply the US Army with 50 of its 310 SUGV (small unmanned ground vehicle) tactical mobile robots and spare parts. The 35lb 310 SUGV robotic system is used on...

New Zealand Defence Force Deploys LAVs in Afghanistan
20 April 2011 The New Zealand (NZ) Defence Force has deployed light armoured vehicles (LAVs) to Bamyan Province in Afghanistan to support the provincial reconstruction team. The NZLAV is a highly mobile...

GD to Support US Army Abrams Tanks
20 April 2011 General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical support for the US Army Abrams main battle tank programme. The M1 Abrams is the main US...

Thales to Support French Army Radio-Controlled IED Jammers
20 April 2011 The French Army has selected Thales to provide through-life support for its radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IED) jammers that are deployed in foreign operations. Under the...

Pakistan Tests Nuclear Capable Surface-to-Surface Missile
20 April 2011 Pakistan has successfully test-fired a new indigenous, short-range, surface-to-surface missile, the Hatf-9, at an undisclosed location. The Hatf-9 missile, with a range of 60km, is capable...

US Army Awards Armoured Vehicles Contract to Textron
19 April 2011 Textron Marine & Land Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) for 88 M1117 armoured security vehicles (ASV) and M1200 armoured...

IDF to Acquire Additional Iron Dome Batteries
19 April 2011 An Israeli ministerial committee has approved the plans to purchase four additional Iron Dome anti-rocket batteries after successful deployment of the system. The two batteries which...

KVH Receives TACNAV Tactical Navigation Systems Order
19 April 2011 KVH Industries has received an order from an international customer for its TACNAV TLS tactical navigation system. The TACNAV TLS systems will be used to upgrade existing light armoured...

Pall to Provide EAPS for US Army CH-47 Helicopters
19 April 2011 Pall Corporation has been awarded a contract by the US Army to supply its Centrisep engine advanced protection system (EAPS) for 59 Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The Boeing CH-47 Chinook...

IDF to Move Command Centres to Negev Desert
18 April 2011 The Israeli Government has approved a plan to move key Israel Defence Forces (IDF) military installations to the Negev desert, in a bid to boost development. The $5.5bn relocation of...

GD Selected for US MDA Infrastructure Services Programme
18 April 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Information Technology has been awarded a five-year $565m contract by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to provide infrastructure and deployment services in support of...

East Timor Could Set Up its Own Army
18 April 2011 East Timor could soon have its own defence force due to its improving security situation, Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith has said. "Everyone is optimistic that if the...

Rheinmetall to Supply Force Protection Technology to German Troops
18 April 2011 The German Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) has awarded two contracts to Rheinmetall to supply innovative force protection technology to German troops deployed...

Sikorsky to Maintain Colombian Army Black Hawk Fleet
15 April 2011 Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has signed an annually renewable contract to provide in-country maintenance of the Colombian Army UH-60 Black Hawk fleet. Under the contract,...

Armenian Parliament Extends Russian Army Presence
15 April 2011 The Armenian Parliament has ratified a deal to extend the Russian Army presence in the country to over 30 years. According to the deal, Russia can run its army base in Armenia until 2044...

AeroVironment to Provide Digital Raven Retrofit Kits to US Army
15 April 2011 AeroVironment has received a firm-fixed-price contract order from the US Army to provide digital Raven small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) retrofit kits. The Raven unmanned aircraft is...

Raytheon Receives US Army Thermal Weapon Sight Delivery Order
15 April 2011 Raytheon Network Centric Systems (NCS) has been awarded a delivery order from the US Army for AN/PAS-13E thermal weapon sights (TWS). The AN/PAS-13E light, medium and heavy sights provide...

ATK to Produce M789 HEDP Ammunition for US Army
14 April 2011 ATK has been awarded a contract option by the US Army Contracting Command to produce lightweight (LW) 30mm M789 high-explosive dual-purpose (HEDP) ammunition. The dual-purpose M789 round is...

German Army Orders Dingo 2 Armoured Vehicles
14 April 2011 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has received an order from the German Federal Office for Defence and Procurement (BWB) for the assembly and delivery of 39 Dingo 2 vehicles. The Dingo 2 will...

Saab to Provide Advanced Training Systems to US Army
14 April 2011 Saab has received a long-term framework agreement from the US Army to provide radio systems for communication (LT2-IRS) for live training. The Skr260m ($41m) agreement, awarded by the US...

South American Armed Forces to Trial Paramount Armoured Vehicles
14 April 2011 South American defence and internal security forces will soon begin in-country trials of Paramount Group's two advanced armoured vehicles, Maverick and the Marauder. The Latin...

Philippine Army to Upgrade Scorpion Tanks
13 April 2011 The Philippine Department of National Defence has given approval to upgrade its army's 12 aging Scorpion tanks as part of the command's capability upgrade programme. Philippine Army...

Cassidian to Provide Additional DRAC Air Vehicles for French Army
13 April 2011 The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has placed additional orders with Cassidian for DRAC mini-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and systems for the French Army. The DRAC mini-UAV...

Netherlands to Announce Defence Cutbacks
13 April 2011 The Dutch Cabinet will soon announce major defence cutbacks, including job cuts and the scrapping of complete army units. Dutch Defence Minister Hans Hillen had earlier announced the...

Georgia to Participate in Nato War Games
13 April 2011 Georgia will participate in the upcoming Viking-2011 computer-simulated war games as part of the Nato Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme, the Georgian Defence Ministry has said. Viking-2011...

International Battery Receives US Army TARDEC Contract
12 April 2011 International Battery has been awarded a contract by the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to develop a hybrid energy storage solution for combat...

Esri to Support UK MoD Common Geospatial Tool Set (CGTS) Programme
12 April 2011 Esri has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), to support phase 3 of the MoD's common geospatial tool set (CGTS) programme. Under phase 3, the company will transform...

Russia Demands 'Red Button' Rights for European Missile Shield
12 April 2011 Russia is seeking 'red button' rights to a new US-backed missile defence system for Europe, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov has said. "In practical terms, that means that our...

Oshkosh to Provide HEMTT Underbody Armour Kits
12 April 2011 Oshkosh Defense will deliver 400-plus heavy expanded mobility tactical truck (HEMTT) A4 vehicles underbody armour protection kits to the US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command (LCMC). The...

US Army Begins Construction on First Block III Apache
11 April 2011 The US Army has begun construction on the first fuselage for its next-generation AH-64 block III Apache helicopter. US Army lieutenant colonel Dan Bailey said the first block III aircraft would...

Iranian Army to Display Latest Weaponry
11 April 2011 The Iranian Army is planning to showcase its new weaponry and military equipment during its annual Army Day parade on 18 April 2011, senior army commander major general Ataollah Salehi said. ...

Elbit to Supply Self-Propelled Artillery to African Nation
11 April 2011 Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract to provide self-propelled artillery, command stations, target acquisition systems, command and control solutions and accompanying systems to an...

Raytheon Test Fires SLAMRAAM Missile
11 April 2011 Raytheon has successfully test fired its surface-launched advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (SLAMRAAM) system at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US. The missile destroyed an...

Harris Receives Order for Falcon Tactical Radios
08 April 2011 Harris has received an order from a nation in Eastern Africa for Falcon III and Falcon II tactical radios. Under the $4.6m order, the company will provide the African nation with the Falcon...

German Artillery Receives First KMW Rocket Launcher
08 April 2011 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has delivered the first MARS II rocket launching system in the guided multiple-launch rocket system (GMLRS) edition to a German artillery school. The rocket...

US Army Selects AAI MAST Trainer
08 April 2011 The US Army has selected AAI man-portable aircraft survivability trainer (MAST) under a task order from the simulation, training and instrumentation omnibus contract II. The $10.6m...

Sudan Military Deploys Gunships and Tanks Near Abyei
08 April 2011 The Sudanese military has deployed military hardware near the flashpoint Abyei border region, monitoring group Satellite Sentinel Project has said. About two Mi-24 helicopter gunships, nine...

iRobot Unveils New Unmanned Ground Vehicle
07 April 2011 iRobot has unveiled pre-production prototypes of the new 110 FirstLook unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). 110 FirstLook provides hasty situational awareness, and is capable of performing...

Russian Military Conscription to Continue for Next Ten to 15 Years
07 April 2011 Russian Armed Forces will continue using a mixture of conscripts and contracted recruits for the next ten to 15 years, President Dmitry Medvedev has said. "I believe that in the next ten to...

Paramount to Display New Breed of Armoured Vehicles in LAAD 2011
07 April 2011 Paramount Group will be showcasing its two advanced armoured vehicles, Marauder and Maverick, at the LAAD 2011 global defence conference to be held from 12-15 April in Rio de Janeiro. ...

US Army Orders Oshkosh HET Vehicles
07 April 2011 Oshkosh Defense has received a $119m delivery order from the US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command (LCMC) for over 270 heavy equipment transporters (HET) A1 vehicles. Oshkosh HET is...

DRS Receives Order for US Army LRAS3 Subassemblies
06 April 2011 DRS Technologies has been issued a follow-on order by Raytheon Network Centric Systems to provide long-range advanced scout surveillance system (LRAS3) subassemblies. Under the $20.5m order,...

Germany to Receive GD Eagle Bat Vehicles
06 April 2011 General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has delivered 20 Eagle Bat protected ambulance vehicles to Germany for increased security to its soldiers on missions abroad. The delivery follows...

UK Considers Supplying Non-Lethal Equipment to Libya
06 April 2011 The UK is considering supplying Libyan rebels with non-lethal equipment to fight President Muammar Gaddafi's supporters, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has said. "We are prepared to...

Comtech Receives Blue Force Tracking System Orders
06 April 2011 Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation has received multiple orders under its blue force tracking (BFT-1) contract with the US Army. The $51.7m order provides satellite bandwidth, satellite...

Cobham Receives Orders for Counter IED Equipment
05 April 2011 Cobham has been awarded orders for the supply of Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) equipment to undisclosed Nato nations. Cobham Antenna Systems vice president, Fred Cahill, said...

British Army Releases Details of Redundancy Programmes
05 April 2011 The British Army has released details of the first tranche of its redundancy programmes along with specific trades and branches and the number being sought from each area of its personnel. ...

Chinese Army Developing High-Tech Weaponry and Equipment
05 April 2011 The People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China is gaining momentum in developing new and high-tech weaponry and equipment, according to a new defence-industry white paper issued by the...

Israel to Deploy Additional Iron Dome Batteries
05 April 2011 Israel, with help from the US, is planning to deploy four additional short-range anti-rocket missile batteries for the country's Iron Dome missile defence system, according to Defence Minister...

US Army Selects Northrop for OPTARSS Contract
04 April 2011 US Forces Command has awarded a contract to Northrop to provide operations, planning, training and resource support services (OPTARSS II) for the US Army and to ensure overall mission...

Israel to Develop New Anti-Missile Systems
04 April 2011 The Israeli Defense Force is developing new rocket defence systems, according to Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak. "In the next few years, the Iron Dome [mobile air defence system that...

Germany Orders Harris Falcon III Wideband Manpack Radios
04 April 2011 The Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, has placed orders for Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio systems to provide next-generation wideband networking to its defence...

US Halts Arms Deliveries to Lebanon
04 April 2011 The US has frozen weapon shipments to Lebanon's armed forces following the collapse of the country's pro-Western government. As part of a broader review of security assistance to Lebanon,...

US Army to Test SoldierEyes Battle Tracking Systems
01 April 2011 The US Army is to test and evaluate Textron Systems' SoldierEyes smartphone-enabled analysis and battle tracking system. SoldierEyes is a system that addresses warfighters' ability to gain...

Turkish, Afghan, Pakistani Militaries Conduct Anti-Terror Exercise
01 April 2011 The militaries of Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan have launched a week-long joint military exercise in Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey, to improve their anti-terror capabilities, according to...

Saab to Enhance Live Training Capabilities of British Army
01 April 2011 Saab has received additional orders from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to enhance the existing provision of live training capabilities to the British Army in the UK and abroad. Saab...

US Army to Procure iRobot SUGVs
01 April 2011 The US Army is to procure two additional low-rate initial production brigade sets of model 320 iRobot Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGVs). The Defense Acquisition Board approved...

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Thai Army Receives Russian Transport Helicopters
31 March 2011 The Royal Thai Army has received three medium Russian MI-17 V-5 transport helicopters including spare parts and training at a military barrack in Bangkok, Thailand. The $29.1m...

Iraq Seeks Firefinder Radar Systems from US
31 March 2011 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of the possible sale of six AN/TPQ-36(V)10 Firefinder radar systems, 18 AN/TPQ-48 lightweight counter-mortar radars and...

Raytheon Awarded US Army OPTARSS Contract
31 March 2011 Raytheon has been awarded a US Army operations, planning, training and resource support services (OPTARSS) II contract to meet the mission needs of operational customers of army and the...

Indian Army Awards Akash Missile Contract to Bharat Dynamics
31 March 2011 State-run Indian firm Bharat Dynamics (BDL) has signed a contract with the Indian Army for Akash Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs). The Rs140bn ($3.7bn) order comprises missiles, support...

Russian Army to Receive New Multiple Rocket Launchers
30 March 2011 Russia's ground forces will soon start receiving new Tornado-G multiple rocket-launching systems (MRLS), Russian Army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Sergei Vlasov has said. The new MRLS is set...

South Korean Tank to Receive New Protection System
30 March 2011 The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has unveiled a plan to develop an active protection system (APS) for the South Korean K-2 tank in Hawaii, US. The APS launcher, along with a 70mm...

Lockheed to Provide Live-Fire Target Training for Canadian Army
30 March 2011 Lockheed has been awarded a five-year contract to provide support services for its live-fire, battle field training systems for the Canadian Army to help prepare soldiers for future...

US DoD to Equip MRAP Vehicles with Harris Falcon III Radios
30 March 2011 Harris has received an order from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to supply Falcon III multiband handheld radio systems for use in mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles. Under...

Sagem Matis MP3 Selected for French Army Mistral Firing Posts
29 March 2011 Sagem's new Matis MP3 optronic aiming sight has been selected to modernise the French Army Mistral surface-to-air missile firing posts. Under the contract, the company will develop and produce...

US Army and Lockheed Test Fire Hellfire II Missile
29 March 2011 The US Army Joint Attack Munition Systems (JAMS) Project Office and Lockheed Martin have successfully fired a multipurpose AGM 114R Hellfire II Romeo missile from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida,...

Australia to Produce Ballistic Plates for Combat Body Armour
29 March 2011 Australia has developed a new manufacturing technology through which it can produce ballistic plates for combat body armour to protect Australian defence forces (ADF). Minister for Defence...

Russia and Nato to Resume Theatre Missile Defence Drills
29 March 2011 Russia and Nato are planning to restart joint theatre missile defence drills in early 2012, Nato Information Office head Robert Pszczel has said. "The alliance and Russia have decided to return...

India to Sign Anti-Tank Missile Deal with Rafael
28 March 2011 The Indian army is to sign a $1bn deal with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for thousands of Spike anti-tank missiles and peripheral equipment. The deal includes 321 launchers, 8,356...

South Korea Defers K2 Tank Deployment
28 March 2011 South Korea has delayed the deployment of its K2 Black Panther main battle tanks (MBTs) due to technical flaws in their engines and transmission, Defense Acquisition Program Administration...

ATK to Deliver Additional Precision Mortars to US Army
28 March 2011 ATK has received a follow-on modification contract for the production of the mortar guidance kit (MGK) under the US Army Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative (APMI) program. The $50m...

IDF Deploys Iron Dome Missile Shield
28 March 2011 The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has deployed the anti-rocket system, the Iron Dome, for the first time in Beersheba, southern Israel. The $200m system has been deployed to protect...

Army-technology.com Launches Major Defence Survey
25 March 2011 To understand what our readers view as the most important business issues for 2011-2012, army-technology.com is launching a major industry survey covering all its readers worldwide. We...

Critical Solutions to Provide Mine-Detection Systems to US Army
25 March 2011 The US Army TACOM has awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to Critical Solutions International for the procurement of vehicle-mounted mine-detection systems. Under the $214.2m contract,...

Nepalese Army Receives Chinese Military Support
25 March 2011 Nepalese Army chief Chhatra Man Singh Gurung and chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Chen Bingde have signed two separate agreements to strengthen military...

Nato to Oversee Military Operations in Libya
25 March 2011 Nato will take charge of military operations in Libya to ensure a no-fly zone by early next week, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said. "Compromise has been reached in principle in...

German Army Receives First Boxer Vehicles
25 March 2011 The German Army has received the first Boxer vehicles that will be deployed with the 292 Jägerbattalion unit in Afghanistan by August this year. The armoured personnel carrier (APC)...

Cubic to Provide Laser Data Link for DARPA Sniper System
24 March 2011 Cubic Defense has received a contract to provide an optical data link system for a new small-calibre guided weapon system being developed for the US Defense Advanced Research Projects...

Indonesia and China to Strengthen Defence Ties
24 March 2011 Indonesian Deputy Defence Minister Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin and the Chinese Technological and Industrial Development Agency have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for technical cooperation...

Alliant and Textron to Provide Spider XM-7 Networked Munitions Systems
24 March 2011 Alliant Techsystems and Textron Defence have been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract by the US Army for the procurement of Spider XM-7 networked munitions systems. The $34m contract will...

British Army Hone Battle Skills Through High-Tech War Games
24 March 2011 UK soldiers from the 1st Battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment in Kenya, are currently training on a new battle simulation technology, the deployable tactical engagement simulation (DTES)...

Israeli Army Deploys Miniature Missile Defence System
23 March 2011 The Israeli Army has deployed a miniature missile defence system, the new active protection system (APS), in order to gain the technological upper hand in missile combat over Palestinian...

Lockheed Awarded US MDA Contract
23 March 2011 The US Missile Defense Agency has awarded a fixed-price incentive and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification contract to Lockheed for the terminal high-altitude area defence (THAAD) missile...

TASC to Support Defence Threat Reduction Agency
23 March 2011 The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to TASC to provide advisory and assistance services to the combat and nuclear...

Saab Receives Airborne Self-Protection System Order
23 March 2011 Saab has received an order for an airborne electronic warfare self-protection system from an undisclosed customer. Under the €28m contract, the company will develop and produce the...

GD to Deliver Prototype Equipment for US Army
22 March 2011 The US Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems to provide a prototype handheld battle command capability as part of the Army Joint Battle Command – Platform (JBC-P)...

US Army to Procure Shadow UAS Launchers
22 March 2011 AAI Corp has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of launchers for the Shadow 200 unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Under the $12.3m contract, AAI will provide...

Russia to Purchase Ballistic Missiles
22 March 2011 The Russian Defence Ministry will purchase 36 strategic ballistic missiles, and 20 strategic cruise missiles this year, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said. The purchase is part of...

MicroTech Selected for US Army Warfighter Support Contract
22 March 2011 MicroTech has been selected as a Prime Vendor for the US Army $2.5bn Operations, Planning, Training and Resource Support Services (OPTARSS II) contract, a flagship vehicle for US Army...

India to Induct Akash Missile
21 March 2011 The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) of India has discussed the induction of the Akash domestically produced and developed surface-to-air missile defence system into the Indian Army. ...

Netherlands Could Scrap Army Tanks
21 March 2011 The Netherlands could soon scrap its two tank divisions, leaving its army without tanks. According to the AD newspaper, the Dutch defence minister is considering getting rid of all 80 tanks...

US and Allied Forces Enforce No-Fly Zone Over Libya
21 March 2011 US and allied forces have begun Operation Odyssey Dawn by striking Libya's air-defence systems with cruise missiles, bombers and fighter jets in a move to enforce UN sanctions over the no-fly...

Russia May Lose Billions Over Arms Sales to Algeria and Syria
21 March 2011 Russia could lose over $6bn on Algerian and Syrian arms contracts if the situation in the countries becomes unstable, Russian think tank on international arms trade expert Igor Korotchenko...

Indonesian Manufacturer to Produce Indigenous Combat Vehicles
18 March 2011 Indonesian weapons manufacturer Pindad will begin production of an armoured fighting vehicle in 2014, company director Adik Avianto Sudarsono has said. The new model, Kanon, will be based on...

Russia to Establish Special Brigade on Norweigan Border
18 March 2011 Russia has plans to establish a special 'Polar Brigade' close to the border of Norway and Finland for actions in the Arctic in Pechenga, Russian Army head general Colonel Aleksander Postnikov...

UN Sanctions Libya No-Fly Zone
18 March 2011 The UN Security Council has sanctioned a no-fly zone over Libya in order to protect civilians, but has so far rejected sending an occupation force. The resolution imposes a ban on all...

Indian Army to Acquire Medium-Range Loitering Missile
18 March 2011 The Indian Army plans to procure a medium-range loitering missile in a bid to upgrade its artillery, according to the Defence Ministry's annual report. "It has the capability for acquisition...

GD to Provide Tank Cartridges to US Army
18 March 2011 The US Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems for the manufacture and delivery of 120mm M865 TPCSDS-T and M1002 TPMP-T tank cartridges. Under the...

Harris to Equip US M-ATVs with Falcon Radio Systems
17 March 2011 Harris has received an order from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to supply additional Falcon II AN/VRC-103 multiband, multimission vehicular radio systems. Under the $6.1m order, Harris...

GD Wins US Army CAC Contract
17 March 2011 General Dynamics Information Technology has been selected for the US Army Combined Arms Center (CAC) Fort Leavenworth support services programme contract. The multiaward, indefinite...

Russian Weaponry Inferior and Expensive, Says GF Chief
17 March 2011 The Russian Army's most advanced weaponry is below Nato and Chinese standards and are overpriced, Russian ground forces (GF) chief Colonel General Alexander Postnikov said. "The weapon models...

Lockheed to Provide AGTS to Saudi Military
17 March 2011 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to provide Saudi military with advanced gunnery training systems (AGTS). Under the $32m contract, the company will provide...

GD to Provide IT Support to US DIA
16 March 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Information Technology has been awarded a task order under the solutions for the information technology enterprise (SITE) contract to support the US Defense...

Australian DoD Selects Harris Falcon III Tactical Radios
16 March 2011 The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has placed an order with Harris for its Falcon III tactical radios as part of a networked battlefield communications system for Australian Army vehicles....

UK MoD Selects NGRAIN Virtual Trainer
16 March 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected the NGRAIN virtual task trainer (VTT) to support training for the BAE SA80 assault rifle. The solution will be designed to increase...

Saab to Provide Ammunition for Carl-Gustaf Weapon System
16 March 2011 Saab has received a SKr1155m ($182.1m) order to provide ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. Under the contract, the company will produce anti-armour ammunition to...

US DoD to Equip M-ATVs with Harris Falcon Radio Systems
15 March 2011 Harris has received an order from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to supply additional Falcon II AN/VRC-103 multiband, multimission vehicular radio systems. Under the $5.5m order, Harris...

JGSDF Receives First Enstrom Turbine Training Helicopters
15 March 2011 Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has delivered the first TH-480B turbine training helicopters to the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF). The JGSDF designation for the Enstrom 480B...

Russia to Purchase Combat Vehicles from France
15 March 2011 Russia and French military manufacturer Panhard are in talks over the purchase of light armoured vehicles, the Center for the Analysis of the World Arms Trade has said. "Negotiations are...

Goodrich Delivers ISR Systems to UK MoD
15 March 2011 Goodrich has delivered federated intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data management systems to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to enhance geospatial intelligence sharing between...

Oshkosh-GD Team to Compete for Canadian MSVS Programme
14 March 2011 The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has selected Oshkosh Defense and General Dynamics (GD) to compete for the Canadian medium support vehicle system (MSVS) programme. Oshkosh...

France Orders Harris Falcon III Tactical Radios
14 March 2011 DGA, the French Procurement Agency, has placed orders for Harris Falcon III multiband manpack and handheld tactical radios to provide next-generation wideband networking communication...

US Army to Procure Sikorsky Helicopters
14 March 2011 Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has been awarded a $129.4m firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of UH-60M helicopters, HH-60M helicopters, MH-60S helicopters and MH-60R helicopters. ...

Indian Army Deploys First Indigenous Tank
14 March 2011 The Indian Army has deployed its first indigenous main battle tank (MBT), Arjun, with the army's 75 Regiment at Jaisalmer, India. Indian Army southern command general officer Lieutenant-General...

Japanese SDF Mobilised Following Massive Earthquake
11 March 2011 A powerful earthquake registering 8.9 on the Richter scale struck north-eastern Japan on Friday, triggering a massive tsunami killing at least 15 people in Miyagi Prefecture. The...

US Army Selects ATK Training Tank Ammunition
11 March 2011 Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has received a four-year, $54m contract to supply 120mm training tank ammunition to the US Army. As per the $54m order, the 120mm training ammunition includes the...

US Army to Procure AM General HMMWV
11 March 2011 AM General has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract by the US Army for the procurement of high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWV). Under the $546.4m contract, the company...

Russia Sets Arms Sales Target for 2011
11 March 2011 Rosoboronexport, Russia's state-run arms exporter, expects to make up to $9.5bn in arms sales this year, Rosoboronexport head Anatoly Isaikin has said. "Rosoboronexport's portfolio [of orders]...

Indian and Singaporean Armies Conduct Joint Exercise
11 March 2011 The Indian and Singaporean Armies have begun a month-long joint exercise, Bold Kurukshetra, at Babina in Jhansi, India. Bold Kurukshetra, which began on 1 March, involves multitiered planning,...

New GD Stryker Combat Vehicle Needs Restoration
10 March 2011 General Dynamics' new Stryker combat vehicle suffers from snags in the driver's compartment, and is unsuitable for long missions in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon's director of...

DefTech to Supply Armoured Vehicles to Malaysian MoD
10 March 2011 DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (DefTech) has been awarded a seven-year contract by the Malaysian Ministry of Defence to supply armoured vehicles. Under the RM7.55bn ($2.5bn) contract...

UK MoD Selects AgustaWestland for Lynx Training Facility
10 March 2011 AgustaWestland has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to design and develop an integrated training solution, including the building and equipping of a new AW159 Lynx...

DRS to Provide Integrated Vision Systems for US Army Assault Vehicle
10 March 2011 DRS Defense Solutions has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide 106 Integrated Vision Systems (IVS) for the US Army Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV). ...

Taiwan to Slash Troops Level in Favour of Advanced Weaponry
09 March 2011 Taiwan is planning to reduce the number of its troops by 9,200 this year, but the cut will be offset by more advanced weaponry, an official said. The reduction is part of a five-year plan aimed...

Afghan Army Gunners Conduct First Live Firing Exercise
09 March 2011 The Afghan National Army gunners have conducted the first multinational partnered live firing exercise marking the end of five months of training in Helmand. The exercise involved troops from...

Orbital Sciences Awarded US Missile Contract
09 March 2011 Orbital Sciences Corp. has been awarded a contract worth $1.1bn to build intermediate range ballistic missile targets for the Missile Defense Agency. Under the firm, fixed-price contract,...

General Atomics to Support US Army UAS
09 March 2011 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GAAS) has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide support services to the US Army unmanned aircraft system...

Iranian Army to Restructure Ground Forces
08 March 2011 Iranian Army Ground Forces is to soon undergo changes in its structure, composition and organisation, commander Brigadier-General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan has said. "In order to cope with the...

GD to Provide Support for US Army Stryker Vehicles
08 March 2011 GM-General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support for US Army Stryker vehicles. Under the $18.7m contract, the company will provide support...

Enstrom Completes First Three Training Helicopters for Thai Army
08 March 2011 Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has completed the first three 480B advanced turbine training helicopters for the Royal Thai Army. The 480B aircraft have been equipped with a number of...

Israel Could Boost Military Spending
08 March 2011 Israel will need to boost its military spending to manage future possible threats originating from the recent political upheavals in Middle East nations, Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said. ...

Armscor Places Orders to Replenish Ammunition Stocks
07 March 2011 South African arms acquisition agency Armscor has placed two orders with various concerns for 7.62×51mm belted ammunition and 5.56×45mm ball rounds to replenish ammunition stocks. ...

UN and EU Vote for Arms Embargo Against Libya
07 March 2011 The UN Security Council has unanimously approved imposing an arms embargo, part of the broader UN resolution 1970, against Libya. The permanent security council members of China, France,...

Cassidian to Deliver Additional Future Soldier System to German Troops
07 March 2011 Germany's Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) has commissioned Cassidian to deliver an additional 400 basic-version future soldier system (IdZ BS) units. The new...

India Test Fires Indigenous Interceptor Missile
07 March 2011 India has successfully test-fired an indigenously developed interceptor missile, the advanced air defence (AAD) missile, from the integrated test range (ITR) at Wheeler Island off the Orissa...

IDF Trophy System Intercepts Target Missile
04 March 2011 The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) active protection system, the Trophy, has successfully intercepted, for the first time, an anti-tank missile fired at an IDF tank patrolling in the southern...

Cassidian Selected for Swiss Army Soldier Modernisation Programme
04 March 2011 Armasuisse, the Swiss defence procurement authority, has awarded a contract to Cassidian for advanced production engineering of the integrated and modular engagement system for the Swiss...

Orbit to Deliver VAWS for US Army Black Hawk Helicopters
04 March 2011 Orbit Communication has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the US Army for production and delivery of voice altitude warning systems (VAWS). Under the...

South Korea Scraps New Military Command Structure Plan
04 March 2011 The South Korean defence ministry has decided to scrap a plan to establish new joint military command structure, a ministry official said. "We decided to scrap the plan to create the JFC and...

Cobham to Develop IR/UV Threat Simulator for US Army
03 March 2011 Cobham has been selected by the US Army for the initial design and development of a mobile infrared / ultraviolet (IR/UV) threat simulator. The $4.7m delivery order has a total value of $56m...

BAE Awarded Australian Army Helicopter Maintenance Contract
03 March 2011 The Australian Defence Ministry has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to maintain the army's fleet of CH-47D Chinook helicopters, Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare has said. Under the...

Boeing and Thales to Pursue HATS Solution for ADF
03 March 2011 Boeing Defence and Thales Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly pursue Project Air 9000 phase 7 – helicopter aircrew training system (HATS) for the Australian...

Brazilian Armed Forces to Receive Harris Radio Systems
03 March 2011 The Federative Republic of Brazil has placed orders with Harris to provide Falcon III and Falcon II tactical radios for its armed forces. Under the $14m contract, Harris will provide Brazil...

UK MoD to Make Mass Redundancies
02 March 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence will reduce the number of military personnel by 17,000 across all three services, with 11,000 redundancies to be made over four years. The remaining reductions...

UAE Armed Forces to Receive Oshkosh Global HET
02 March 2011 Al Jaber Group has selected Oshkosh Defense to provide the global heavy equipment transporter (HET) vehicle to support United Arab Emirates (UAE) armed forces. Oshkosh and Al Jaber Group...

Russian Army to Receive Advanced Weapons this Year
02 March 2011 The Russian Ground Forces will receive a number of advanced weapons in 2011, including modernised air defence missile systems, the Russian Defence Ministry has said. "Starting in 2011,...

US Army to Purchase Abrams Vehicle from GD
02 March 2011 General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for the purchase of up to 21 Abrams M1A2 system enhancement package version two (M1A2 SEP V2) upgrade tanks. M1A2 SEP...

Russia to Deploy Military Units on Kuril Islands
01 March 2011 Russia will deploy two military units on Iturup and Kunashir, part of the Kuril Islands, Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said. "The grouping will be changed by its structure. It...

US Army to Build Robot and Android
01 March 2011 The US Army is developing a new robot, the Cheetah, capable of outrunning the fastest man on Earth and a Terminator-type android, Atlas robot, that will work alongside troops. Boston Dynamics...

DCI to Train Malaysian Army
01 March 2011 DCI-Cofras, the land component of Défense Conseil International (DCI) group, has set-up a tactical course for the Malaysian Army to provide training and concepts of operational use on...

India Increases its Annual Defence Spending
01 March 2011 India has increased its annual defence spending by 11.6% in a move to modernise the military and counter the growing capabilities of China, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said. The...

February 2011

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Lockheed to Provide Upgrade Kits for US Army MLRS Launcher
28 February 2011 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide upgrade kits for multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) M270 launchers. The $22.1m award is to meet the requirements...

US and South Korea Begin Annual War Games
28 February 2011 US and South Korean troops have begun major annual land, sea and air exercises, The Key Resolve / Foal Eagle drills, amidst North Korean threats. The Key Resolve / Foal Eagle drills will...

UAE to Upgrade its Amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicles
28 February 2011 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a deal with Rosoboronexport to upgrade the BMP-3 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) used by its armed forces. Under the $74m deal, the...

Ashok Leyland-KMW JV to Develop Defence Systems for India
28 February 2011 Ashok Leyland and Krauss-Maffei (KMW) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop advanced defence systems for India and defence forces worldwide. The new joint venture...

Russia to Purchase Felin Soldier Gear
25 February 2011 Russia is in talks with France to buy Felin advanced future soldier equipment, according to First Deputy Defence Minister Vladimir Popovkin. "We will take several Felin sets," he said. "We...

Force Protection Delivers Ocelot Vehicles for Australian Land 121
25 February 2011 Force Protection has delivered two variants of the Ocelot protected light mobility vehicle (PMV-L) to Australia for verification and validation at the Monegeetta Proving Grounds,...

Afghanistan Army Launches Largest Air Assault Operation
25 February 2011 The Afghanistan Army has performed the largest air assault operation, Operation Omid Shash, in Afghanistan's Central Helmand Province, to disrupt insurgent activity in the district of Nahr-e...

Malaysia Orders 257 Turkish Armoured Vehicles
25 February 2011 Turkish Defence Company FNSS has signed a $600m contract with Malaysia's DefTech to develop 257 Pars wheeled armoured vehicles for the Malaysian military. Under the contract, FNSS will...

Oxley to Provide Lighting Device for British Army Patrol Vehicle
24 February 2011 Oxley Developments has won a contract to supply its dual-mode LED lighting for the new British Armed Forces patrol vehicle, Foxhound. Foxhound is the British Army's Light Protected...

Sagem to Upgrade French Army Sperwer Drones
24 February 2011 The French DGA has awarded a contract to Sagem for the modernisation and expansion of the French Army fleet of Sperwer tactical drones and associated equipment. Under the contract, Sagem...

BAE to Provide Spares for US Bradley ODS SA Vehicles
24 February 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to finalise the procurement of situational awareness items for the reset of 101 Bradley Operation Desert Storm Situational Awareness (ODS SA)...

Harris Unveils New FalconCommand System
24 February 2011 Harris Corporation has unveiled its new portable software application, RF-5410-FC FalconCommand system, which provides advanced battle-management capabilities. The FalconCommand is...

Jordan Receives Schiebel Unmanned Air Systems
23 February 2011 Schiebel has delivered two Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) to the King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), a Jordanian independent governmental military-civilian...

Israeli Army Tests Inspection Robot
23 February 2011 An Israeli army battalion has tested a four-wheeled robot, known as EyeDrive, at a West Bank crossing point near the town of Tulkarm, Central Palestine. The 3.5kg EyeDrive device can be...

Global Arms Sales Rise 60%
23 February 2011 Global arms expenditure increased by almost 60% between 2002 and 2009, according to a Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report. The report also revealed that in 2009...

BAE Wins US DIA SITE Contract
23 February 2011 The US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has awarded two competitive, five-year task orders to BAE under the Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract. The two...

Iran Reveals Indigenous Small Arms Simulator
22 February 2011 The Islamic Republic of Iran has unveiled its first indigenous electronic simulator system for small arms, Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defence Base education and training unit deputy director...

Paramount-IGG JV to Provide IED and Armoured Vehicle Technology to Gulf
22 February 2011 South Africa's Paramount Group will set up a joint venture (JV) with UAE's International Golden Group (IGG) in the wake of the increasing demand for the company's IED and mine protected...

UK Reconsiders Arms Exports to Bahrain
22 February 2011 The UK will formally review the recent licensing decisions for exports to Bahrain, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt has said. ...

French Army Adopts WASP for its Light Armoured Vehicles
22 February 2011 The French Directorate General of Armaments has awarded a contract to Panhard General for 100 weapon under armour for self protection (WASP) remote-controlled weapon stations. The contract...

UAE to Finalise THAAD Missile Deal this Year
21 February 2011 United Arab Emirates (UAE) will finalise an estimated $7bn deal to buy the terminal high-altitude area defence (THAAD) missile system this year, Lockheed International Air and Missile...

Australian Army Deploys Upgraded S-70A Black Hawk Simulator
21 February 2011 The Australian Army S-70A Black Hawk full-flight and mission simulator (FFMS) has entered services following the completion of major upgrades. The S-70A Black Hawk has been upgraded...

US Army Adds Armour Capability on Additional Heavy Tactical Trucks
21 February 2011 The US Army has introduced modular, add-on armour capability to its heavy tactical trucks fleet, which includes the new M915-A5 line-haul tractor, palletised load system PLS-A1 and heavy...

New Zealand Army Unveils New Armoured Combat Excavators
21 February 2011 The New Zealand (NZ) Army has unveiled its new JCB high-mobility engineer excavator (HMEE), which will operate alongside the army's NZLAV armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) at the Trentham...

US MDA Seeks Funds for Defensive Systems
18 February 2011 The US Missile Defense Agency has released its fiscal 2012 budget, requesting $8.6bn for homeland and regional defence systems, Navy Rear Admiral Randall M Hendrickson said. "The 2012 budget...

South Korea Develops Automated Super Gun
18 February 2011 South Korea has developed a weapon, known as Super aEgis 2, which is expected to perform as part of South Korea's military arsenal for about 650,000 troops. Super aEgis 2 is an...

Chinese Army to Develop New Missile by 2015
18 February 2011 A new type of conventional missile being researched by the Chinese Army is set to be weaponised for entry into active service within five years, military sources revealed. The China News...

Australia to Enhance Special Operations Vehicles and Communications
18 February 2011 The Australian Government has given first pass approval to enhance the Australian Defence Force (ADF) telecommunications networks and ADF special operations vehicles and communications. ...

Russia to Deploy Missile Systems on Kuril Islands
17 February 2011 Russia is planning to deploy short and long-range air defence missile systems to the southern Kuril Islands to protect its sovereignty in the Far East, general staff of the armed forces...

India to Begin Advanced MBT Serial Production in 2014
17 February 2011 India's indigenous main battle tank (MBT), Arjun mkII, will undergo serial production in 2014, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials said. "The user, the Indian...

North Korea Constructs Second Missile Site
17 February 2011 North Korea is believed to have completed the construction of a second long-range missile launchpad facility. The facility at Tongchang-ri is more sophisticated than the first facility and...

French Army to Deploy New Soldier System
17 February 2011 The 1st Infantry Regiment training zone of the French Army has successfully completed the six-week technical orientation phase of a high-tech integrated equipment suite, FELIN, for French...

Polish Army Receives Four W-3 Gluszec Helicopters
16 February 2011 PZL-Swidnik, an AgustaWestland company, has delivered four multirole combat versions of the W-3 Sokól, W-3PL Gluszec helicopters, to the Polish Land Forces. The multirole W-3PL...

Ness Technologies to Provide Training and Simulation System
16 February 2011 Ness Technologies of the US has signed a contract with a foreign ministry of defence (MoD) to provide a training and simulation system to the country's national command and control centre. ...

Pakistani Army Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile
16 February 2011 The Pakistani Army has successfully test fired an indigenously developed nuclear-capable cruise missile, Hatf-7, from an undisclosed destination that can hit targets in India. The Hatf-7 or...

Oshkosh Reveals Canadian Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle Programme
16 February 2011 Oshkosh has released its prototype for Canada's tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV) programme, and its plans for medium support vehicle system (MSVS) programmes. Oshkosh and...

Switzerland to Sell Surplus Leopard 2 Battle Tanks to Canada
15 February 2011 Switzerland is to sell 12 surplus Leopard 2 battle tanks from the Pz 87 Leo fleet of the Swiss Armed Forces to Canada for conversion into protected special vehicles. The tanks are part of...

Kongsberg Wins US Army CROWS Contract
15 February 2011 The US Army has signed a contract with Kongsberg and has increased the scope of the existing common remotely operated weapon stations (CROWS) framework II agreement. With the latest...

Indian Army Aviation Accepts Delivery of Dhruv Helicopters
15 February 2011 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has delivered the first of five Dhruv advanced light helicopters (ALH) to the Indian Army Aviation Corps (AAC) at the Aero India Air Show in Bangalore,...

US Army Releases Proposed 2012 Budget
15 February 2011 The US Army has released its proposed budget request seeking $144.9bn for fiscal year 2012 with an additional $71.1bn for overseas contingency operations. The budget request aims to restore...

US Army Selects Oshkosh Underbody Improvement Kits
14 February 2011 Oshkosh Corporation has been awarded a contract by the US Army to provide underbody improvement kits for its mine-resistant ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle (M-ATV). Under the...

French and US Forces in Afghanistan Adopt HMSD System
14 February 2011 Thales TopOwl helmet-mounted sight and display system (HMSD) has been adopted by French and US Forces in Afghanistan for enhanced night vision performance and targeting capabilities for...

UK Armed Forces to Lose Military Equipment Worth Billions
14 February 2011 UK armed forces will lose £12bn worth of military equipment as part of government cuts aimed towards easing the country's public deficit, reports the Times. The UK's parliament is expected to...

Iraqi Soldiers Conduct Live-Fire Mortar Exercise
14 February 2011 Iraqi soldiers have conducted a live-fire exercise using 60mm and 81mm mortar systems to test their mortar skills at Destiny Range in Ninewa province, Iraq. US Soldiers of 1st Squadron...

US Army Selects Harris High-Frequency Radios
11 February 2011 Harris has received an order from the US Army to provide high-frequency radios for use in its joint biological point detection system (JPBDS). Under the $9m order, Harris will provide Falcon...

Norwegian Armed Forces to Receive New Light Machine Gun
11 February 2011 The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has awarded a contract to FN Herstal to supply its new light machine gun, FN Minimi 5.56, for the Norwegian armed forces. Under the contract,...

Indian Armed Forces Order BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missiles
11 February 2011 Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace has received orders from the Indian armed forces to deliver supersonic cruise missiles worth $4bn, BrahMos Aerospace chief executive and...

India May Inaugurate Futuristic Soldier Next Year
11 February 2011 In an effort to have futuristic soldiers in place by early 2012, the Indian Army has issued a request for information (RFI) for acquiring an integrated computer and communications system for...

US Army to Field Upgraded RC-12X Guardrail Aircraft This Year
10 February 2011 Northrop Grumman is to field the first systems of the upgraded RC-12X Guardrail fleet, which will provide the US Army warfighter with signals intelligence (SIGINT) capability. The RC-12X...

HAL, Saab to Join Forces for Warfare Systems
10 February 2011 Saab AB is to set up a joint venture (JV) with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to manufacture airborne warfare systems for advanced light helicopters in India. The JV will...

Thales Delivers SSARF Units to UK MoD
10 February 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence has received the final batch of Surveillance System and Range Finder (SSARF) units from Thales UK, two months ahead of schedule. The SSARF units are similar to a...

Lockheed to Deliver Small Arms Range Targetry System for UK MoD
10 February 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin UK to deliver the small arms range targetry system (SARTS) to support UK armed forces. The £37m ($58m) delivery...

Sagem to Equip BAE Archer Artillery Systems
09 February 2011 BAE has selected Sagem's Sigma 30 artillery pointing and land navigation units for 48 new FH77 L52 Archer artillery systems to be deployed by the Norwegian and Swedish Armies. Sagem's Sigma 30...

Czech Military to Receive New Assault Rifle
09 February 2011 The Czech military will be equipped with a new type of assault rifle, CZ 805 BREN A1/A2 with a short barrel, which will be operational from autumn 2011. The rifle has been manufactured by...

Russia to Reveal Details of New Air Defence System
09 February 2011 Russia will reveal details of a new mobile short-range air defence system at Aero India 2011, the air show being held from 9-13 February in Bengaluru, India. "The [Kolomna-based]...

Ugandan Army to Purchase Orbiter UAVs
09 February 2011 The Ugandan Army has contracted Israeli manufacturer Aeronautics Defense Systems to provide two Orbiter 2 unmanned air vehicles. Orbiter 2 is a compact and lightweight system with a...

ManTech to Support US Military MRAP FoV Programme
08 February 2011 ManTech International Corporation has been awarded a contract by the US Army TACOM to continue providing logistics sustainment and support for the US military MRAP family of vehicles (FoV). ...

German Parliament Extends Afghan Troop Stay by a Year
08 February 2011 The German Parliament has approved a new mandate for the extension of approximately 4,900 German troops in Afghanistan by another year until 31 January 2012. The extension will cost an...

BAE to Upgrade US Army Bradley Vehicles
08 February 2011 BAE has received a contract modification to enhance and upgrade 95 US Army Bradley fighting vehicles with modernised equipment and technology for increased survivability and enhanced...

Åkers Krutbruk to Provide Protection Solutions for Saab Giraffe Radar
08 February 2011 Saab has awarded a contract to Åkers Krutbruk Protection to develop protected shelter for the Giraffe AMB multimission radar system. The protected shelter will help Giraffe AMB to...

New Laser-Sensing Technology to Detect Hidden Bombs
07 February 2011 Engineers at Princeton University, US, have developed a new laser-sensing technology that allows soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance. Princeton mechanical and aerospace...

Australia Seeks US Support for Multimission Helicopters
07 February 2011 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential through-life-support (TLS) sale for Australian MH-60R multimission helicopters. Under the estimated $1.6bn...

Indian Army Receives Four Indigenous UAVs
07 February 2011 The Indian Army has taken the delivery of four indigenously designed and developed "Nishant" unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). "Nishant has successfully completed the series of confirmatory...

Indian Army to Receive First Batch of Dhruv Helicopters
07 February 2011 Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) will hand over five advanced light helicopters, Dhruv mkIII, to the Indian Army during the Aero India 2011 Air Show, commencing on 9 February 2011. HAL chairman...

BAE to Upgrade RG31 MRAP Vehicles
04 February 2011 BAE Land Systems South Africa has been awarded a contract worth R900m ($130m) to provide survivability and mobility upgrades to its RG31 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles. ...

US Military Aid to Egypt will Not be Suspended, Says Pentagon
04 February 2011 The Pentagon has no plans to suspend military assistance and weapons deliveries to Egypt in the coming months despite the ongoing political crisis in the country. Pentagon spokesman Colonel...

Lockheed to Upgrade Patriot Software for UAE
04 February 2011 Lockheed has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide Patriot advanced capability-3 (PAC-3) software modernisation development for the United Arab Emirates. PAC-3 is a high /...

Canadian and US Armies to Conduct Winter War Games
04 February 2011 Canadian forces and the US Army are planning to hold major winter war games near Gogama in Ontario, Canada, to enable Canadian forces to operate in extreme northern conditions. The exercise...

FMV Orders Kongsberg Weapon Stations
03 February 2011 The Swedish Defence Force (FMV) has awarded a contract to Kongsberg to supply Protector remote weapon stations (RWS). The Protector is a remotely controlled weapon station for light...

Spanish Army to Use Indra VICTRIX Simulators for Training
03 February 2011 The Spanish Army has awarded a contract to Indra to deliver seven new Victrix simulators to train its troops assigned to United Nations Organisation (UNO) international peacekeeping missions. ...

US Army to Procure Goodrich Laser Warning Systems
03 February 2011 Goodrich has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the US Army for the procurement of additional AN/AVR-2A(V) Laser Warning System...

SAIC to Provide Security and Force Protection Services to US DoD
03 February 2011 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the US Army to provide physical security and force protection systems to the US Department of Defense (DoD)...

Cubic to Upgrade UK Army Range
02 February 2011 Cubic Defense Applications has received a contract to expand and upgrade the instrumentation for the British Army's Salisbury Plain ground combat training range. The $40m contract will...

No Arms Deals in 2011, Says Greek Deputy Defence Minister
02 February 2011 Greece will not conclude any major arms deals this year to save money to fight its debt crisis, Deputy Defence Minister Panos Beglitis has said. "We continue negotiations with France and...

Kongsberg Wins US Army CROWS Contract
02 February 2011 Kongsberg has signed a CROWS II contract with the US Army for spares and is part of the increased CROWS II frame contract. The common remotely operated weapon station (CROWS II) programme is...

Russia to Modernise its Defence Industry
02 February 2011 The Russian Government plans to adopt a new programme for modernisation of the country's defence industry in the near future, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said. "We are actively working on...

Russia-US START Treaty to be Effective from this Month
01 February 2011 The Russian-US strategic arms reduction treaty (START) could become effective in early February 2011, president Dmitry Medvedev has announced. "The treaty will formally enter into force after...

Cobham Receives Eagle Combat Radio Contract
01 February 2011 Cobham has been awarded two contracts to provide its military vehicle intercom system and Eagle close combat radio to an undisclosed Middle Eastern customer. The Eagle close combat radio will...

Boeing and Northrop Submit Proposal for GMD Contract
01 February 2011 Boeing and Northrop have submitted a joint proposal for the competitive development and sustainment contract for future work on the ground-based midcourse defence (GMD) element of the US...

Lockheed Receives US Army HIMARS Contract
01 February 2011 Lockheed has received a $139.6m contract to provide 44 combat-proven high-mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS) to the US Army. HIMARS is based on the US Army's FMTV truck, and has...

January 2011

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FLIR Supports US Army MEDEVAC Programme
31 January 2011 FLIR Systems has been awarded an order to supply its Star SAFIRE II stabilised multisensor systems to support the US Army MEDEVAC programme. The $15.8m units will be employed on the Army...

Canada Orders Thales GM Radar
31 January 2011 Canadian National Defence has awarded a contract to Thales to supply and integrate two Ground Master 400 (GM 400) radars deployable with a suite of communications and operator control...

Iran Army Seeks Maximum Air Defence
31 January 2011 Commander of the Iranian Army Major General Ataollah Salehi has announced plans for comprehensive aerial defence measures to protect the country's airspace. "The amount of necessary air...

US Army to Support MFO in Egypt
31 January 2011 The US Army Aviation Regiment will be deployed to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula to provide aviation support to the multinational force and observers (MFO) commander. The army aviation unit,...

Raytheon Awarded IED Defeat System Contract
28 January 2011 The US Army has awarded a firm fixed-price contract to Raytheon to produce a system to defeat improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Work will be carried out at the Raytheon Technical Services...

Selex Receives Export Order for Weapon Location Systems
28 January 2011 Selex Galileo has been awarded a contract for €5.3m to supply two additional hostile artillery location (HALO) systems to a non-Nato export customer. HALO is an acoustic weapon...

Japanese and US Troops Begin War Games
28 January 2011 Japan and the US have begun the annual Yama Sakura joint manoeuvre on the south-western island of Kyushu, Japan, to enhance the nations' ability to fight together. About 1,500 US and...

DRS Wins UK MoD Heavy Weapon Thermal Sights Order
28 January 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a follow-on contract to DRS for heavy weapon thermal sights (HWTS). HWTS are equipped with 25-micron, uncooled Vanadium Oxide technology, a...

Curtiss Awarded Contract for US Army Centurion Weapon System
27 January 2011 Curtiss-Wright has won a contract from Raytheon to supply rugged single-board computers for the US Army Centurion Weapon System. Under the contract, Curtiss will provide digital...

Russia to Develop Missile Defence System After START Ratification
27 January 2011 Russia will continue to develop its missile defence system even after the Russian parliament upper house, the Federation Council, has ratified the new START treaty with the US, defence...

Nigeria to Renew Military Partnership with Germany
27 January 2011 The Nigerian federal government is willing to renew its partnership programmes with Germany to improve its military operations, defence minister Prince Adetokunbo Kayode has confirmed. ...

Canadian Army Selects BAE Thermal Weapon Sights
27 January 2011 BAE will provide its thermal weapon sights to the Canadian army to improve situational awareness and survivability of troops. The uncooled thermal weapon sights will be integrated...

Russian Federation Council to Consider START Treaty
26 January 2011 The Russian Parliament's upper house, the Council of Federation, is likely to consider the law on ratifying the new Russian-US START treaty today. The START treaty aims to reduce the number...

France Seeks UK and Germany Military Partnership
26 January 2011 France has requested that the UK join with Germany to form a military partnership, according to French Defence Minister Alain Juppe. Juppe said he was "determined to do everything possible...

Russia to Deploy Missile Shield if No Nato Agreement Reached
26 January 2011 Russia will deploy a nuclear missile grouping if no agreement is reached with Nato on the implementation of a European missile defence system, President Dmitry Medvedev has said. "We expect...

Boeing and SAIC Submit Revised US Army GCV Proposal
26 January 2011 Boeing and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) have submitted a revised proposal for the technology development phase of the US Army's ground combat vehicle (GCV)...

US and Japan Sign New Host Nation Support Agreement
25 January 2011 The US and Japan have signed a new five-year host nation support agreement to maintain Japan's current spending to support US military forces in the country. Japanese Foreign Minister...

Raytheon to Provide Patriot Missiles to Kuwait
25 January 2011 Raytheon has received a $145m production contract for Patriot guidance enhanced missiles – tactical (GEM-T) to increase Kuwait's air and missile defence. The contract has been awarded by...

Indian Army Issues Tender for Howitzers
25 January 2011 The Indian Army has issued a fresh global tender for acquiring over 400 towed artillery howitzers, the first such tender since the infamous Bofors deal. According to the latest proposal,...

Iran Plans Five Independent Headquarters at Borders
25 January 2011 Iran is planning to set up five independent command-and-control headquarters at different borders of the country, says Iranian Army ground force commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan. ...

Raytheon Awarded Tactical Data Radio Contract
24 January 2011 Raytheon Australia has been awarded a contract by Defence Materiel Organisation to deliver enhanced position location reporting systems (EPLRS) and MicroLight radios for Australian Defence...

Australian Troops to Receive New Combat Armour
24 January 2011 The first batch of the new tiered body armour system (TBAS) for Australian soldiers in Afghanistan has come off the production line, Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare has said. "The...

Rheinmetall to Supply Ammunition for Dutch Army
24 January 2011 The Royal Dutch Armed Forces and Rheinmetall have concluded a framework agreement to supply a wide range of different ammunition types to the Dutch Army. The long-term framework agreement...

Russian State Arms Exporter Could Win US Helicopter Deal
24 January 2011 The US military is planning to award an exclusive contract to Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport to supply Mi-17 helicopters to equip the Afghan military. The US Army Aviation...

India to Test Fire Advanced BMD System Next Month
21 January 2011 India will test fire an advanced version of its indigenous two-tier ballistic missile defence (BMD) system next month in a move to protect itself from enemy missiles. The upgraded BMD...

US Plans to Slash War Budget
21 January 2011 The US administration is planning to cut its war budget by $42bn with a reduction of troops levels in Iraq and Afghanistan. The proposed $117bn budget for fiscal year 2012 is a 26% decrease...

Astrium to Provide Welfare Communications Services to German Troops
21 January 2011 Astrium has been awarded a multimillion-euro contract to provide welfare communications services to deployed German troops. Under the four-year contract, the company will provide services...

France Selects FN Herstal Machine Guns
21 January 2011 The French Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has awarded a contract to FN Herstal to provide its 7.62×51mm Nato-calibre MAG machine gun for its army. FN MAG machine guns...

French Armed Forces to Deploy Sagem's New-Generation Binoculars
20 January 2011 French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded a contract to Sagem to provide 1,175 JIM LR 2 new-generation, long-range, multifunction infrared binoculars for the French armed forces. ...

Cubic to Supply Components for Javelin Field Tactical Trainer
20 January 2011 Cubic has been awarded a contract to provide basic skills trainers and student stations for the Javelin Field Tactical Trainer. The $26m contract is a follow-on contract with...

India to Trial Advanced Version of Arjun MBT
20 January 2011 India's indigenously developed advanced version of Main Battle Tank, Arjun MK-II will be ready for trials in June this year. Arjun has a striking range of 8km, and will be equipped with...

Taiwan Army Unveils Indigenous Biochemical Toxin-Detecting Vehicle
20 January 2011 The Taiwanese Army has unveiled the indigenously built multifunction 97 Nuclear-Bio-Chemical Detecting vehicle at a military drill in Taichung, China. The NT$40m ($1.38m) vehicle has...

GD to Support Saudi Tank Programme
19 January 2011 GD Land Systems has been awarded two contracts by the US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command for work on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's tank programme. The $44m contracts are part of a plan...

Canadian Army Restricts Use of Trucks Over Safety Concerns
19 January 2011 The Canadian Army has placed restrictions on the use of almost 300 light utility vehicle wheeled (LUVW) trucks due to safety concerns, as the turrets could become loose. The Canadian Army...

Indian Army May Induct Artillery Weapons this Year
19 January 2011 The Indian Army could induct its artillery weaponry this year as it is nearing the completion of trials for ultra-lightweight towed Howitzers. Indian Army chief General VK Singh said that...

Renault to Support Syracuse Military Programme
19 January 2011 Thales has awarded a contract to Renault to supply 21 vehicle units for use in the tactical stations of the French Syracuse III military satellite communications programme. The new...

Russian Duma Approves New START Treaty
18 January 2011 Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has approved the new strategic arms reduction deal with the US and has set its terms for approving the pact. The amendments by the State...

Speed up Legal Action Against Russia, Says Iranian Parliament
18 January 2011 The Iranian Parliament has asked the Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi to speed up legal action procedures against Russia for breaching an S-300 missile system contract. ...

Taiwan Conducts Live Fire Defence Tests
18 January 2011 Taiwanese armed forces have conducted live fire air defence tests today at the Jiupeng Air Base in Pingtung as part of regular training exercises, the Ministry of National Defence has...

Cambridge to Develop Portable Oxygen Generator for UK MoD
18 January 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a research contract to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) to develop a lightweight portable oxygen generator for use on the battlefield. ...

US Army to Purchase Network Integration Kits
17 January 2011 Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter has given approval to purchase one more brigade set of network integration kits (NIK) and two more sets of the small unmanned ground vehicle. The US...

Azerbaijan to Produce New Armoured Vehicles
17 January 2011 Azerbaijan will produce new armoured combat vehicles this year, based on the framework of the army's T-55 tank. According to military sources, Azerbaijan is in negotiations with Israel...

Singaporean and Indian Armies Conclude Artillery Exercise
17 January 2011 The Singaporean Armed Forces (SAF) and the Indian Army have concluded the seventh bilateral artillery exercise, Exercise Agni Warrior, held in Devlali, India, on 2-16 January 2011. Soldiers...

Bulgarian Army Set for Restructuring
17 January 2011 The Bulgarian Army is to have a new command structure following the proposed amendments to the Defence Act intended to reform the country's armed forces. The 370m-leva ($246m) reforms to the...

South Korea to Conduct Tougher Military Exercises in 2011
14 January 2011 South Korea is preparing for possible tougher military exercises for its troops this year to increase their readiness against North Korea amidst tensions in the Korean peninsula. South...

Finnish Army to Face Defence Cuts
14 January 2011 The Finnish Army could face reductions as the defence ministry plans hundreds of millions of euros in spending cuts, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Defence Arto Räty said. "It...

Spanish Armed Forces to Select New Vehicles in 2011
14 January 2011 The Spanish armed forces will select new vehicles in 2011 to replace their 8×8, 6×6, 4×4 tactical trucks and 4×4 tactical and light armoured vehicles. In order to meet...

British Army Armoured Vehicle Fleet Could be Slashed
14 January 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) could slash the British Army's fleet of armoured vehicles within the next 18 months as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review. As per the MoD's...

AECOM to Support Afghan Army Technical Equipment Maintenance Programme
13 January 2011 AECOM's joint venture with ANHAM has been awarded a maintenance and capacity-building contract by the US Army to support the Afghanistan National Army Technical Equipment Maintenance...

South Korea to Deploy Amphibious Armoured Vehicle
13 January 2011 South Korea plans to resume deployment of a new model of amphibious armoured infantry fighting vehicle, the K-21, in April this year. The K-21, developed in 2007, was suspended from service...

Turkey Eyes 2011 Arms Investment
13 January 2011 Turkey's arms spending in 2011 is scheduled to increase by 10% with $4.5bn to be spent on arms procurement, a senior procurement official has said. "This year, we have a major payments...

British Army May Use Invisible Tanks Within Five Years
13 January 2011 UK military scientists are planning to develop "invisible" tanks for the British Army to use on the battlefield within five years. The armoured vehicles will use a e-camouflage technology,...

German Cabinet Could Approve Afghanistan Military Mission Extension
12 January 2011 The German cabinet could today vote in favour of extending the country's military mission in Afghanistan by a year. According to the new extension plan, the Bundeswehr troops withdrawal will...

Kosovo Receives Firearms Training Simulator
12 January 2011 VirTra Systems has delivered a multiscreen firearms training simulator to the Republic of Kosovo, company president and COO Don Andrus has said. The new firearms simulator is equipped with...

Iraq to Buy Armaments from US
12 January 2011 Iraq will buy $26bn of armaments from the US, an Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman has reportedly said. Baghdad newspaper Al Ittihad reported Major General Mohammed Al Askari as saying that...

Canada Defers Armoured Vehicles Purchase
12 January 2011 The Canadian Government has further delayed a multibillion-dollar plan to purchase the close combat vehicle (CCV) for Canadian Forces by reissuing a solicitation of interest and...

US DoD Announces Reinvestment
11 January 2011 US Secretary of Defense Robert M Gates has announced a series of efficiencies decisions, designed to save the Department of Defense more than $150bn over the next five years. The...

Indian Army to Purchase Lightweight Anti-Material Rifles
11 January 2011 The Indian Army has issued a request for information (RFI) to purchase 1,000 units of lightweight, long-range anti-material rifles in a move to modernise its infantry. According to the RFI,...

SAIC to Provide R&D Services to USSOCOM
11 January 2011 SAIC has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) in support of the US Special Operations Command...

Renault Receives New Orders from Indonesia
11 January 2011 Renault Trucks Defense has been awarded two contracts to supply Sherpa light scout vehicles for the Indonesian Armed Forces. The company had signed the contracts with PT Pindad, a state...

UK Eyes Cybercommand
10 January 2011 UK armed forces hope to set up a cybercommand to protect the country from online strikes and to launch its own attacks, says chief of defence staff General Sir David Richards. Richards felt...

Lockheed to Upgrade US Army Helicopter Sensor System
10 January 2011 The US Army has awarded a contract to Lockheed for the production of a low-light-level TV capability, called VNsight, for the Apache's modernised target acquisition designation sight / pilot...

Brazilian Army Selects Elbit Unmanned Turrets
10 January 2011 Elbit Systems has received a framework contract to supply UT30 BR 30mm unmanned turrets to the Brazilian Army's land forces. Under the approximately R440m ($260m) contract, the company...

Iran Plans to Restructure Army Ground Forces
10 January 2011 Iran has plans to restructure the army's ground forces to further improve the country's defensive power, Iranian Army ground forces commander Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan has...

SAIC to Develop Solutions for US Army Space and Missile Defense Command
07 January 2011 The US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC) has awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to SAIC to develop and deliver advance solutions...

Helibras to Modernise Brazilian Army AS350 Ecureuil Helicopters
07 January 2011 The Helicópteros do Brasil (Helibras) subsidiary of Eurocopter has been awarded a contract to modernise the Brazilian Army's fleet of 36 AS350 Ecureuil helicopters. The modernisation...

Lockheed Completes Live Firing Trials of Warrior CSP Turret
07 January 2011 Lockheed Martin UK has successfully completed a series of live firing trials of the CT40 cannon with its turret design at Faldingworth Test Range in Lincolnshire, UK. The trials were conducted...

Pakistani Army Eyes US Shadow-200 Drone System
07 January 2011 Pakistan is in talks with the US to acquire six Shadow-200 drone systems for its army. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates offered to sell the Shadow-200 drones during a trip to Islamabad in...

France Orders Iveco Heavy Trucks
06 January 2011 The French Government has signed a $214m contract with Iveco for a batch of 200 heavy trucks for the French Army. Iveco will supply four models of the truck that includes a container version,...

Iran Plans to Further its Missile Power
06 January 2011 Iran is planning to further boost the power of its missile systems to defend itself against potential threats posed by certain countries and regimes, Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali...

GD to Provide IT Support to US Army Europe
06 January 2011 GD Information Technology has been awarded a $122m task order to provide information technology (IT) support to the US Army Europe (USAREUR). The task order is part of the USAREUR...

BAE to Upgrade US Army Bradley Fighting Vehicle
06 January 2011 BAE Systems has received a contract modification to provide engineering enhancements and technological updates for the US Army's Bradley fighting vehicle. Under the $34m contract, BAE will...

Norwegian Armed Forces Receive Marshall Conversion Kits
05 January 2011 Marshall Aerospace has delivered and installed its first set of vital medevac role change modification equipment to the Norwegian Armed Forces. The modification equipment has been designed...

Saab Wins Weapon-Locating System Contract
05 January 2011 Saab has received an order for its artillery-hunting radar (ARTHUR) weapon locating system for better surveillance, threat detection, location and force protection. ARTHUR is a...

US Army Selects NIITEK Mine Detection Systems
05 January 2011 Chemring Group subsidiary, Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology (NIITEK), has been awarded a contract from the US Army to supply 64 Husky mine detection systems. The $38.4m contract has...

US Army Awards Light Armoured Vehicles Contract to GD
05 January 2011 The US Army TACOM lifecycle management command has awarded a $138m contract to General Dynamics Land Systems for 82 light armoured vehicles (LAVs). Under the contract, GD will produce LAV...

Indian Army to DNA Profile its Soldiers
04 January 2011 The Indian Army will begin DNA profiling of its soldiers to facilitate identification of bodies during an operation, attack or mishap, Army Hospital Research and Referral Commandant...

Israel to Deploy New Missile Alert System by the End of 2011
04 January 2011 The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) will deploy a new missile alert system by the end of 2011, Israeli Army officials have said. The alert system, which is being jointly developed by IDF and...

EU Could Lift Arms Embargo on China in 2011
04 January 2011 The European Union (EU) could lift its arms embargo against China, which was imposed after the Tiananmen Square crackdown, in early 2011. The EU imposed the embargo on China in 1989,...

British Army to Test New Sniper Spotter Gadget
04 January 2011 The British Army in Afghanistan is to test a new high-tech gadget, the sniper spotter, which can identify the exact position of enemy snipers 1,000yd away. The computerised gadget,...

December 2010

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Indian Army Test Fires Two Prithvi-II Missiles
24 December 2010 The Indian Army has successfully test-fired two nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missiles from the integrated test range at Chandipur, India. The missiles, which have a strike range...

GD to Deliver Additional Eagle Vehicles to German Army
24 December 2010 The German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement has awarded GD European Land Systems a contract for 195 highly protected Eagle vehicles. The $165m contract will increase...

Russia to Develop New Heavy Ballistic Missile by 2020
24 December 2010 Russia is planning to develop a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by 2020 through the state arms procurement programme, Bulava missile designer Yury Solomonov said. ...

Season’s Greetings
24 December 2010 army-technology.com will be taking a short break over the holiday season. Our full daily news service will return on 4 January. Thank you for your support in 2010, and we wish you a happy...

South Korean Army Begins Largest Winter Drills
24 December 2010 The South Korean army has begun what it claims to be its largest land and air winter drills in Pocheon city, about 20 miles from North Korea. The drills will involve more than 800...

ST Kinetics to Supply Ammunition to UK MoD
23 December 2010 ST Kinetics has been awarded a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to supply low and high-velocity 40mm ammunition for operational and training needs of the UK Army. The...

US SOCOM to Receive Additional Oshkosh MRAP-ATV Variants
23 December 2010 The US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has ordered 40 additional Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) variants and 130 spare-parts kits for the US Special Operations Command...

US Senate Approves Russia-US Arms Treaty
23 December 2010 The US Senate has approved the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, aimed at levelling arms between the US and Russia. US Defense Secretary Robert M Gates stated earlier that the treaty...

ThalesRaytheonSystems to Supply Air Defence Radars to Germany
23 December 2010 ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) has been selected by Germany to supply six Ground Master 400 (GM 400) long-range air defence radars for the Aktives Radarrundsuchgerät für den...

Russia to Use Satan Missiles Until 2026
22 December 2010 The Russia Army will continue to deploy SS-18 Satan heavy intercontinental ballistic missiles until 2026. "The extension of the service life of the systems equipped with RS-20V missiles will...

US Senate Set to Approve START Treaty with Russia
22 December 2010 The US Senate is set to approve the START treaty with Russia, paving way for final approval. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the treaty, but the full Senate will ratify...

Rheinmetall Awarded Two Contracts to Support Canadian Army
22 December 2010 Rheinmetall has been awarded two contracts, worth a total of €87m, for equipping the Canadian armed forces. The first contract, worth €70m, involves supplying the Canadian Army with...

Azerbaijan to Start New Projects
22 December 2010 The Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense is planning to start new projects for its Armed Forces. "New projects envisage production of missiles, various supplies, grenade throwers and small arms....

Iraqi Army Aviation Receives First Combat Helicopters from the US
21 December 2010 The Iraqi Army Aviation Command has received its first three Bell-407 armed training combat helicopters from the US Government. The Bell-407 armed helicopters have been designed to fire...

Israeli Defence Forces Test Trophy Active Defence System
21 December 2010 The Israeli Defence Forces has successfully tested the abilities of the Trophy active defence system by firing anti-tank missiles at a manned Merkava 4 tank. The military training exercise...

BAE Awarded UK MoD Infrared Shell Contract
21 December 2010 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to BAE for the Luma IR 105mm infrared artillery shell. As per the terms of the £5.5m contract, BAE will deliver 4,000 rounds of...

US Army to Use Harris High-Frequency Radio Technology
21 December 2010 Harris has received an order from the US Army for use of its high-frequency (HF) full-loop antenna systems in an artillery command and control application. According to the $14.6m order, the...

Sri Lankan Army to Acquire Russian Armoured Vehicles
20 December 2010 The Sri Lankan Army is to purchase high-tech armoured vehicles from Russia, Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya has said. "The government is already negotiating to...

Israeli Army to Develop Personnel Sensors
20 December 2010 The Israeli Army is planning to develop a sensor that could monitor the physical state of infantry soldiers on major combat operations. A plan has been drafted in cooperation with the...

South Korea Begins Live Firing Drills Amidst Threats
20 December 2010 South Korea has begun live firing drills from a disputed island, despite threats from North Korea. About two dozen South Korean and US troops, including communications experts and...

Pakistani Army Seeks Additional Funds to Meet Security Requirements
20 December 2010 The Pakistani Army has sought an additional Rs45bn ($521m) to meet the country's security requirements. Pakistan's defence budget for 2010-11 is Rs442bn ($5.1bn) and the army gets 46.83% of...

UK Troops to Receive Combat Codpiece for Protection from IEDs
17 December 2010 UK troops will be provided with armoured underwear for pelvic protection to offer protection from pressure-plate improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and bombs in Afghanistan. The combat...

Otokar Receives Armoured Tactical Vehicle Contract
17 December 2010 Otokar has received a contract from an undisclosed buyer for Cobra armoured tactical vehicles, APV armoured tactical vehicles and 4×4 soft-skinned tactical vehicles. The $30m...

German Military to Receive Smiths Chemical Detectors
17 December 2010 The German Armed Forces has awarded a follow-on contract to Smiths Detection to supply more than 550 lightweight chemical detectors (LCD) 3.3s. The LCD is a device which can be handheld or...

Russia to Go Digital by 2012
17 December 2010 The Russian armed forces will receive new digital communications systems worth $10bn by 2012, chief of the Russian general staff Nikolai Makarov has said. "It is necessary to have a technical...

Armenia Approves Modernisation Plan for Armed Forces
16 December 2010 The five-year plan to modernise Armenia's armed forces, which foresees the acquisition of long-range precision-guided weapons has been approved by President Serzh Sarkisian and the...

Lebanese Army Dismantles Israeli Spy Equipment
16 December 2010 The Lebanese Army has discovered and dismantled two long-range spy cameras planted by Israel in the country's mountains outside Beirut. Military sources have claimed that the devices...

First Iskander Missile System Enters Service with Russian Army
16 December 2010 The first Iskander tactical surface-to-surface ballistic missile system has entered service with the Russian Army's Western Military District, Russian Army Regional Commander Arkady Bakhin...

Finnish Army to Acquire Patria Mortar Vehicles
16 December 2010 Patria Hägglunds has signed an agreement to deliver 18 AMOS mortar vehicles to the Finnish Army. The contract includes extensive maintenance, overhaul and training equipment as well as...

Lebanese Army to Receive Military Aid from Russia
15 December 2010 It is expected that an announcement will be made during the offical visit of President Dimitri Medevdev to Lebanon in January 2011, stating that Russia will provide military aid to the...

Austria to Cut Armoured Vehicles Fleet
15 December 2010 Austria will scrap or sell more than 500 armoured vehicles and halve its fleet to save $16m a year, Defence Minister Norbert Darabos has said. "Autonomous defence of territory is no...

Indian Agni-II Plus Missile Fails to Hit Target
15 December 2010 India's upgraded version of its nuclear-capable medium-range Agni-II plus ballistic missile's maiden test ended in failure when the missile dropped into the Bay of Bengal. The...

Russian Armed Forces to Receive 1,300 Types of Weaponry by 2020
15 December 2010 The Russian Armed Forces will receive more than 1,300 types of weaponry by 2020 as part of a draft arms procurement programme, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said. "We will need to set up...

US to Fund Israeli Anti-Rocket System
14 December 2010 US President Barack Obama's administration has approved $250m in military aid towards Israel's advanced anti-rocket system, the Iron Dome. The US House of Representatives made the decision...

US Army to Issue Smartphones to Soldiers
14 December 2010 The US Army is planning to issue every soldier an iPhone or an Android cellphone which will provide critical information to soldiers whenever they need it and revolutionise battlefield tactics. ...

US Army Awards Stryker Combat Vehicle Work to GD
14 December 2010 GD Land Systems has been awarded three contracts worth $112.2m by the US Army to support performance specification changes to and fielding of the Stryker vehicle. The first contract, worth...

UK Selects Smiths for Integrated Biological Detection System
14 December 2010 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a two year contract to Smiths Detection for providing in-service support of the integrated biological detection system (IBDS). The £7.8m...

Raytheon and Lockheed Fire Javelin Missile From Remote Weapon Station
13 December 2010 Raytheon and Lockheed's Javelin joint venture (JJV) has conducted the first Javelin missile firings from the common remote operations weapon station (CROWS) II. The station was mounted on...

Russian Defence Ministry Submits Arms Procurement Plan
13 December 2010 The Russian Defence Ministry has submitted a $640.7bn arms procurement plan for 2011-2020 to the government, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov has said. The amount for 2011-2020 is three...

Czech Defence Ministry to Provide Equipment for Soldiers in Foreign Missions
13 December 2010 The Czech Defence Ministry has concluded a contract with VOP Sternberk to purchase mortars and global positioning systems receivers, and undertake the maintenance of Pandur armoured...

US Army Releases Solicitation for its New Combat Vehicle Programme
13 December 2010 The US Army has released a solicitation for its new combat vehicle, implementing a fixed-price contract structure for the research phase of the army's new ground combat vehicle programme. ...

Boeing Delivers Brigade Combat Team Modernisation Capabilities to US Army
10 December 2010 Boeing has begun delivering Brigade Combat Team Modernisation (BCTM) Increment 1 hardware to the US Army. The hardware includes Network Integration Kit-equipped Mine Resistant Ambush...

IDF Plugs Information Security Leakage
10 December 2010 The Israel Defense Forces has stepped up its efforts to track top secret data and alert unusual access into army computers in the wake of the Wikileaks scandal. The Israeli Army has installed...

Japan Should Improve Defence Capability, Says Vice-Defence Minister
10 December 2010 Japan should improve its defence capability in the south-west where it shares a maritime border with China, Japan's vice-defence minister Jun Azumi said. The country has traditionally...

Production Cuts Cause BAE Job Reductions
10 December 2010 The decision to scrap Nimrod and Harrier jets, made in the UK Government's Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), has caused BAE to cut 1,350 jobs at its production plants. Job losses...

Nato Urged to Comment on Defence Plans Against Russia
09 December 2010 Russian permanent representative to Nato Dmitry Rogozin has urged the alliance to comment on WikiLeaks reports, claiming that it has plans for defending Poland and the Baltic republics...

UAE to Upgrade its Missile Defence Systems
09 December 2010 The United Arab Emirates has planned to upgrade and integrate its missile systems with other Gulf Arab states to boost its defences. The six Gulf states are worried about potential strikes by...

GD Awarded Saudi Arabia Tank Contract
09 December 2010 GD Land Systems has been awarded a contract to convert 15 of Saudi Arabia's M1A1 tanks into the M1A2S model. The contract is an addition to a $58m contract originally awarded in 2008 to...

Russia Test Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
09 December 2010 Russia has successfully test-fired the RS 12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from Kapustin Yar landfill in Russia's Astrakhan region, according to the country’s defence ministry. ...

US, South Korean Defence Chiefs Hold Talks to Discuss North Korea Threat
08 December 2010 US and South Korean military chiefs have discussed ways to deter North Korea without initiating a war in the wake of recent artillery attacks. US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman admiral Mike...

Russia to Purchase Italian Armoured Vehicles
08 December 2010 Russia will acquire ten Lynx light multi-role armoured vehicles (LMV) from Italy's Iveco, according to Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov. "Russia would like to set up a joint venture to...

Indian Army to Get Additional Akash Missiles
08 December 2010 Bharat Electronics (BEL) in India is expecting contracts worth INR100bn ($2.1bn) from the Indian Army and Air Force to produce several squadrons of the Akash missile system in the next few months....

Pakistani Army Test-Fires Indigenous Anti-Tank Guided Missile
08 December 2010 The Pakistan Army has successfully test-fired an indigenous anti-tank guided missile during ongoing exercises at the Tilla firing range in Jhelum, Pakistan. The test-fire was done to examine...

South Korean Government to Boost Arms Spending on West Sea
07 December 2010 South Korea's joint chiefs of staff, defence acquisition programme administration and other military authorities have presented lawmakers with a KRW455.6bn ($395.6m) supplementary budget...

Oshkosh to Refurbish US Army Heavy Vehicles
07 December 2010 The US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded a contract to Oshkosh to refurbish an additional 140 vehicles and trailers in theatre for the US Army. Under the...

Indian Army to Get Two New Rifles
07 December 2010 The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in India is developing two indigenous Future-INSAS rifles for the Indian Army. Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) is a family of...

China and Philippines to Sign First Military Pact
07 December 2010 The Philippines and China are set to sign their first defence deal to combat domestic security threats in the Philippines following a visit to Beijing by the chief of staff of the Armed Forces...

Japan to Release National Defence Programme Guideline
06 December 2010 Japan is likely to release the update of the National Defense Program Guideline this month as it deals with China's military build-up and North Korea's recent artillery attack. The...

GD to Upgrade RG-31 MRAP Vehicles
06 December 2010 The US Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded a delivery-order modification contract to GD Land Systems to provide upgrade kits for RG-31 Mk5E vehicles. Under the $21.2m modification...

Terrafugia to Support DARPA's Flying Car Project
06 December 2010 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Terrafugia as the largest subcontractor for a $65m programme to develop a four-person flyable road vehicle. The company will...

Russian President Warns of New Arms Race If NATO Agreement Fails
06 December 2010 A new phase of the arms race could begin if NATO and Russia fail to agree on the joint European missile defence programme, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned in his annual speech...

Russia to Replace Topol-M Missile System with RS-24 Missiles
03 December 2010 Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) will be rearmed with multiple-warhead RS-24 missiles instead of RS-12M Topol-M (SS-27 Sickle) mobile intercontinental ballistic missile systems, according...

UK MoD Orders 200 Force Protection Ocelot Vehicles
03 December 2010 Force Protection has been awarded a £180m ($280m) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply 200 Ocelots and an initial spares package for the Light Protected Patrol Vehicles...

South Korea will Strike Back if Attacked, Says Defence Minister
03 December 2010 South Korea's defence minister designate Kim Kwan-jin has warned North Korea not to take further military action, but dismissed the chances of full-scale war as slim. Kim is reported to...

US Army Awards Bradley Conversion Kits Contract to BAE
03 December 2010 The US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded a contract to BAE to purchase long-lead items for 247 Bradley Operation Desert Storm Situational Awareness (ODS SA) vehicle...

Army-Technology Launches Major Defence Industry Survey
02 December 2010 To understand what our readers view as the most important business issues for 2011-2012, army-technology.com is launching a major industry survey covering all its readers worldwide. We...

India Prepares to Launch Agni-II+
02 December 2010 The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation is preparing to test-fire a new surface-to-surface missile, Agni-II+, before 10 December 2010 after the successful test flight of Agni-1. ...

India Flight-Tests Brahmos Cruise Missile
02 December 2010 India has successfully flight-tested the 290km-range Brahmos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off the country's Orissa coast. Defence sources said the...

Britain Could Pull Out Troops From Afghanistan by Early 2012
02 December 2010 British Armed Forces chief general, Sir David Richards, has for the first time revealed that the UK would begin reducing its 10,000-strong army in Afghanistan by early 2012. "Come 2012...

Russia on Track to Destroy Chemical Weapon Reserves by April 2012
02 December 2010 Russia is set to meet its international obligations to destroy its chemical weapons stockpiles by April 2012. As part of its obligations, the country has established a facility in Pochep...

Thales, Nexter and Sagem to Support Scorpion Programme for French Army
01 December 2010 The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded a two-year contract to a consortium of Thales, Nexter and Sagem to handle the architecture phase of the Scorpion programme for the...

Russia Agrees Venezuela Weapon Procurement Loan
01 December 2010 Russia has given Venezuela a $4bn credit to purchase weapons, adding to the billions that has already been spent on re-equipping the army, Venezuela president Hugo Chavez has said. "We were...

UK to Continue Ban on Women in Armed Combat, Says Defence Personnel Minister
01 December 2010 The UK will continue a ban on women's roles in close combat in the Armed Forces, UK Defence Personnel Minister Andrew Robathan has said. The announcement follows a Ministry of Defence...

US Army Mends Rules for Ground Combat Vehicle Competition
01 December 2010 The US Army has revised rules for companies competing for the construction of next-generation ground combat vehicles. The new rules are intended to increase the focus on affordability...

November 2010

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China, Singapore Conclude Joint Anti-Terrorism Exercise
30 November 2010 The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) have concluded Cooperation 2010, a nine-day joint counter-terrorism (CT) training exercise. PLA deputy chief of...

Saab Receives Additional Anti-Tank Weapon Order from France
30 November 2010 The French Defence Forces, through Direction générale de l'armement, has ordered an additional Saab Light Anti-Tank Weapon AT4CS. The €15m ($20m) order is the fourth French AT4CS...

Russia to Maintain its Defence Budget at 2.8% GDP Until 2020
30 November 2010 Russia will maintain its annual defence spending at 2.8% of GDP until 2020 to coincide with ongoing military reforms, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said. "This will help provide troops...

US Army to Use Futuristic Rifles for the First Time in Afghanistan
30 November 2010 The US Army is set to start using a futuristic rifle, the XM25, which is capable of firing radio-controlled smart bullets, for the first time in Afghanistan. The XM25 has a range of 2,300ft...

US Condemns Wikileaks Release
29 November 2010 The US has condemned the release of more than 250,000 secret dispatches revealing military strategies and diplomatic communications on the controversial Wikileaks website. Among the...

China Calls for North Korean Nuclear Disarmament Talks
29 November 2010 China has called for a meeting of envoys to six-party North Korean nuclear disarmament talks in a move to ease tensions between North and South Korea following recent artillery...

L-3 and Sierra Awarded US Army Aircraft Support Contract
29 November 2010 The US Army has awarded a five-year contract to L-3 Communications and Sierra Industries to provide lifecycle contractor support for the army's UC-35 aircraft fleet. The US Army's Fixed...

IDF to Deploy New Grenade Launcher by 2011
29 November 2010 The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) plan to deploy a new grenade launcher, called Makelron and Maklar Ra’am, by 2011. The 47kg launcher has greater precision than previous launchers and is...

France Orders Upgraded Cougar Helicopters
29 November 2010 The French defence procurement agency, Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA), has awarded a contract to Eurocopter for the modernisation of four Cougar helicopters. Out of the four...

Russia Approves Afghan Transit Deal with Nato
26 November 2010 The Russian Government has approved a new transit deal with Nato, to allow the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to transport supplies to and from Afghanistan through...

War Games Take Korean Peninsula to "Brink of War"
26 November 2010 North Korea has warned that impending joint military exercises including South Korea and the US are leaving the Korean peninsula teetering on "the brink of war". The comments follow...

Cubic to Support British Army Training Sites
26 November 2010 Cubic Defense has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide support work for the maintenance and operation of area weapons effects simulator (AWES) systems at two British Army training areas...

UN Investigates Gunfire Attack by North Sudan Army
26 November 2010 The UN has sent a team to investigate a gunfire attack from a North Sudanese Army helicopter in the disputed border region of southern Sudan. The Southern Sudanese Army has alleged that...

UN Command Calls for General-Level Military Talks with North Korea
25 November 2010 The US-led United Nations Command (UNC) has called for general-level military talks with North Korea to discuss the artillery attack on a South Korean island. The call for talks has...

Oshkosh to Supply FMTV Trucks and Trailers to US Army
25 November 2010 The US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command (LCMC) has awarded a contract to Oshkosh to supply 4,700 trucks and trailers from the family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) to the army. ...

SAF Conducts Live Firing Exercise
25 November 2010 The Singaporean Armed Forces (SAF) has conducted a high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) battery live-firing exercise, called Daring Warrior, which ended on 21 November 2010. The...

Germany to End Conscription by Mid 2011, Says Defence Minister
25 November 2010 Germany will end conscription in July 2011 and move to a leaner volunteer military service with 185,000 troops focused on missions abroad, Defence Minister Karl zu Guttenberg has said. ...

Dutch Defence Budget to Face Drastic Cuts
24 November 2010 The Dutch Defence budget will have to face cuts of hundreds of millions of euros, Defence Minister Hans Hillen has said. The armed forces have been told to halt spending commitments due to...

UK Eyes Cyberwarfare Weaponry
24 November 2010 The UK Government is concentrating on developing and understanding cyberwarfare weaponry more than any other military area, chief of defence staff General David Richards said. "It's very...

Canada Returns Borrowed Tanks to German Army
24 November 2010 The Canadian Army has begun returning the heavily armoured Leopard 2 A6Ms tanks that were borrowed from Germany three years ago. The tanks were deployed in 2007 to help defend Canadian...

Saudi Arabia to Buy Javelin Missiles from US
24 November 2010 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a possible sale of 150 Javelin guided missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support to Saudi Arabia. ...

North Korea Launches Attack on South Korean Military Base
23 November 2010 South Korea has retaliated after North Korea opened fire with around 200 artillery shells on a military base situated on the border island of Yeonpyong, killing at least two...

Kongsberg to Develop New Simulator for Training Swedish Army
23 November 2010 Kongsberg has been awarded a contract for the development of the new combat training centre ground-based air defence (CTC-GBAD) for Swedish armed forces. CTC-GBAD will comprise...

BAE Team Delivers Enhanced JLTV Prototype to US Army
23 November 2010 BAE, ArvinMeritor and Navistar have delivered an enhanced protection configuration of the joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) prototype to the US Army and Marine Corps. BAE US Combat...

GD to Compete for US MiDAESS Programme
23 November 2010 General Dynamics (GD) has been selected by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to compete for task orders under the MDA engineering and support services (MiDAESS) programme. The US...

Bangladesh Reveals Military Purchase Plans
22 November 2010 Bangladesh has unveiled plans to purchase military hardware, including new combat planes and helicopters with short-range air missile defence systems. About 140 personnel carriers have...

Israeli Defence Forces Use New Simulator for Training
22 November 2010 The Israeli Defence Forces School for Infantry Corps Professions and Squad Commanders is using a new simulator for Gil anti-tank missiles. The new upgraded system features improved...

Australian Army to Receive BAE Protected Mobility Vehicle
22 November 2010 BAE has unveiled a protected mobility vehicle, the Valanx, for the Australian Defence Force under Project Land 121-phase 4 at the Land Warfare Conference 2010 in Brisbane. The Valanx has...

Ukrainian Armed Forces Face Cuts
22 November 2010 About 40,000 employees from the Ukrainian Armed Forces, including high-ranking officials, will be axed in the next five years says chief of general staff General Hryhoriy Pedchenko. "We will...

Russia Offers Military Aid to Lebanese Army
19 November 2010 The Lebanese Army has been offered combat helicopters, tanks and artillery pieces with ammunition and shells as free military aid from Russia, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al Hariri has said. ...

Switzerland to Sell Retired Battle Tanks to German Manufacturer
19 November 2010 The Swiss Government is to sell 42 retired Leopard 2 battle tanks (Pz 87 Leo) to Rheinmetall Landsysteme as part of the reduction policy employed by the Swiss Armed Forces. The government...

India to Export Brahmos After Meeting its Defence Needs
19 November 2010 India will export Brahmos missiles only after meeting the needs of its armed forces, Indian Defence Minister AK Antony has said. All three services of the armed forces have already placed...

Sri Lankan Army to Conduct First Joint Training Exercise
19 November 2010 The Sri Lankan Army will being a nine-day-long joint exercise, entitled Ex-Cormorants Strike, on 21 November. For the first time, over 2,500 troops from the army, navy and air force with...

British Army Air Corps Acquires Australian Aircrewman Simulator
18 November 2010 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a deal with Virtual Simulation Systems (VSS) for a three-year lease of a complete aircrew training system (CATS) for the army air corps (AAC). The...

BAE to Provide Additional HIMARS Vehicles to US Army
18 November 2010 The US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) has awarded a contract to BAE to manufacture an additional 44 high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) vehicles for the army...

Iran Develops Indigenous Version of S-300 Missile System
18 November 2010 Iran has domestically designed and built a long-range air defence system with the same capability as the Russian-made S-300 system. Iranian Brigadier General Mohammad Hassan Mansourian...

Russia and Bulgaria to Resolve Unlicensed Production of Soviet-Era Weaponry
18 November 2010 Russia and Bulgaria will work together to resolve the issue of unlicensed production of Soviet-era weaponry and equipment by Bulgarian companies, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has...

Russia and US to Sign Strategic Arms Treaty by Year End
17 November 2010 The new Russian-US strategic arms reduction deal, known as the START treaty, will be ratified by the end of 2010, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said. The arms treaty,...

UK Selects Raytheon's Wearable Shooter-Detection System for Field Trials
17 November 2010 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected Raytheon's BBN Technologies Boomerang Warrior-X wearable shooter-detection system for field trials related to urgent operational requirements. ...

Iran to Unveil New Generation S-200 Air Defence Missiles
17 November 2010 Iran will unveil a new generation of its long-range S-200 air defence missile system by February 2011, commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani has said. ...

Indian Army Trial Evaluates US Ultra-Light Howitzers
17 November 2010 The Indian Army will conduct field trials of the US M-777 ultra-light howitzer next week before moving towards inducting its first modern 155 artillery gun system. Two howitzers will be...

Finnish Army to Acquire New Short-Range Anti-Aircraft Missile
16 November 2010 The Finnish Defence Force plans to acquire new short-range anti-aircraft missiles and the army has already started seeking information about weapons from various manufacturers. Finnish...

Indian Army Test Fires Javelin Missile
16 November 2010 The Indian Army has conducted live fire tests of the Javelin anti-tank missile with the US Army during the annual Yudh Abhyas 2010 bilateral training exercise. Two Javelin anti-tank missiles...

Daewoo to Provide Armoured Vehicles to Indonesia
16 November 2010 Daewoo has signed a deal with the Indonesian Defence Ministry to provide armoured vehicles. The $70m deal was procured with assistance from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration's...

Russia, India and China to Resume Six-Party Nuclear Talks
16 November 2010 The foreign ministers of Russia, India and China have called for six-party talks to resolve the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. According to the joint statement of 6 September 2005,...

ST Kinetics to Provide Maintenance Services to Singapore Armed Forces
15 November 2010 ST Kinetics has received two contracts worth a total of S$160m (US$124m) from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for the maintenance and preservation of SAF vehicles and equipment. The company...

China Donates Heavy Equipment to Philippines Armed Forces
15 November 2010 The Chinese Government has donated a batch of heavy equipment to Philippine military units for use in construction projects. The 172m pesos ($4m) of equipment includes eight graders, two...

US Could Sell Missile Systems and Low-Cost Rockets to UAE
15 November 2010 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a possible sale of army tactical missile systems (ATACMS) and low-cost reduced-range practice rockets (LCRRPR) to the UAE. ...

Iran to Stage Massive Air Drill
15 November 2010 Iran is planning to stage a massive countrywide air drill, Defender of the Sky of Vellayat III, on 16 November, the commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, Brigadier General Ahmad...

Bahrain to Purchase Army Tactical Missile Systems from US
12 November 2010 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale of army tactical missile systems (ATACMS) T2K unitary missiles and associated parts to Bahrain. Under the...

Turkey Orders Agusta T129 Helicopters