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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Analysis : Russian Afganit active protection system is able to intercept uranium tank ammunition.

The Afganit active protection system (APS) equipping the Armata commonized heavy tacked platform’s derivatives has proved to be able to intercept depleted-uranium (DU) armor-piercing discarding-sabot (APDS) projectiles during tests, according to the Izvestia daily. 
Close view of the Afganit active protection system (APS) mounted on the turret of the Russian-made T-14 Armata main battle tank.
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US Navy Destroyer USS Zumwalt Reaches San Diego Following Early Issues During Transit

The US Navy's most technologically advanced surface combatant, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), completed her journey to San Diego Thursday, Dec. 8. Zumwalt's arrival to her new Southern California homeport concluded a nearly four-month transit from Bath, Maine, which included training operations, various port calls, and a commissioning ceremony in Baltimore. Zumwalt departed Bath Iron Works shipyard Sept. 7 and made several port visits to eastern U.S. Navy fleet concentration areas, such as Norfolk and Mayport, Florida.

GD Bath Iron Works Awarded Contract to Continue DDG 51 Lead Yard Services & Flight III Design

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, a $59 million contract for the continuation of Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Lead Yard Services and Flight III Upgrade design efforts. This contract extends the services for engineering, technical support, special studies and Flight III design work for Arleigh Burke-class ships through December 2017. The Flight III upgrades include a more powerful missile defense radar, increased shipboard power production and hull enhancements.

Austal Rolls Out First Cape Class Patrol Boat For Royal Australian Navy

Austal is pleased to announce the successful roll out prior to launch of Hull 380, the ninth Cape-class patrol boat designed and constructed by Austal and the first of two to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 2017.

Iran has increased the number of its ballistic missiles with more precision-striking capability

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that the country has increased the number of its ballistic missiles, while increasing their precision-striking capability.
The West fears Iran is developing ballistic missiles to enable it to launch atomic warheads (AFP/Graphic) Iran Secretly Tested ‘Nuclear-Capable Missiles)
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Around 150 Britsih soldiers to be deployed to Iraq in support the international fight against Daesh.

Around 150 British soldiers of the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (2 LANCS) have begun deploying to Iraq in support the international fight against Daesh.The Secretary of State for Defence, The Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP, said the Lancashire-based battalion are helping to make Britain safer.
British army Foxhound light protected patrol vehicle.
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BAE Systems Australia to support Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers into service

BAE Systems Australia welcomed today’s announcement by Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne to award a five year contract worth $70m for the sustainment of the three Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers as they are delivered and transitioned into service.

ECA Group equips French Navy AUVs A9-M with long range communication capabilities

ECA Group will proceed to an update of six AUVs A9-M vehicles delivered in 2013 to the French Navy. These AUVs will be integrating new long range communication capabilities. Following three years of operational use, the six Autonomous Underwater Vehicles AUV A9-M delivered in 2013 to the French Navy mine disposal divers (GPD) of Toulon and Brest, will be improved through the integration of new long range communication capabilities.

US, French Carrier Group Commanders Meet in Eastern Mediterranean

Leadership from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and French Charles de Gaulle Battle Group met while operating in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Dec. 6. Rear Adm. Jim Malloy, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, flew from aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) onto French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R91) to meet with Rear Adm. Olivier Lebas, commander, Task Force 473, to discuss coalition efforts to counter...

Friday, 9 December 2016

Minotor Company from Belarus has developed new light tracked multipurpose vehicle Breeze

The Belarusian Minotor-Service Company has developed a new light tracked multipurpose armoured vehicle called Breeze presented for the first time at the International Military Technical Forum Army-2016 which was held near Moscow (Russia) in September 2016.
Minotor Breeze light tracked multirole armoured vehicle at Army-2016, International Military Technical Forum near Moscow, Russia. 
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