Defence Industry

USA to Send Robot Soldiers to Iraq

USA is planning to send in spring 2005 a first batch of 18 remore-controlled armed robots to participate in military operations in Iraq.


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Defence Industry

Uralvagonzavod to Supply Spares for Syrian Tanks

During a visit of the Syrian President Bashar Asad to Russia in January 2005, the leaders of the two countries discussed the issues of military and technical cooperation between the two countries.


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Defence Industry

Finland to Sell Soviet-made Tanks

The Finnish Ministry of Defence intends to sell several hundreds of Soviet-produced tanks.


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Defence Industry

The Russian Army to Receive New BMD-4s

In accordance with the Decision taken by the Russian Federation's Government on 31 December 2004, the military units will be gradually equipped with BMD-4 airborne combat vehicles starting from the year 2005.


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Defence Industry

Trials of the Skif Completed in the Ukraine

The government testing of the upgraded BTR-70 armoured personnel carrier, called Skif (Scythian), have been completed in the Ukraine.


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Defence Industry

New Zealand Receives First 20 Pinzgauers

New Zealand's Army has received first 20 Pinzgauer 718 6x6 light tactical vehicles out of the total of 321 to be delivered.


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Defence Industry

Russia's Arms Export Scope Keeps Increasing

According to the preliminary results of Russia's defence export efforts during the year 2004, the total scope of defence export amounted to $5.6-5.7 billion, which shows an increase by 200-300 million if compared with the year 2003.


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Training And Simulators

Principles of Design of the Fighting Vehicle Crew Training Aids

The latest years have seen a considerable increase in the use of computer-based equipment for training of the personnel of the Land Army, Navy, Air Force and Air Defence Force. Based on the gained experience, one can determine the most popular hierarchic structure of computer-based armoured vehicle crew training aids as well as the general principles of their design.


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Defence Industry

Austria to Purchase Mobile Air-Transportable Dingo 2 Vehicles

Austria has placed an order with the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann for twenty 44 armoured cars designated Dingo 2. This deal is the first export order of these new vehicles.


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Defence Industry

Military and Technical Cooperation of Pakistan and USA

The United States and Pakistan have reached and agreement about supply of weapons to Pakistan for the total amount of $1.2 billion.


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Defence Industry

Germany Has Increased its Arms Export

According to the results of 2004, the export of arms and military equipment from Germany has increased four times as much in compared with the previous year.


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Defence Industry

Russian Motor-cars in Africa

Two Russian companies, which are involved in the production of military motor-cars, viz. UAZ and KamAZ, have carried out a presentation of their products in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.


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Defence Industry

India aspires to modernise its T-72 MBTs

In 1997, the Indian Land Forces filed a request for modernisation of 1500 T-72 MBTs. In the year 2001, the Ministry of Defence tokk a decision to carry out the modernisation in batches. The first batch consisting of 300 T-72s are to be modernised by the year 2007.


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Defence Industry

Meggitt is Buying the Schreider Canada Company

The American California-based company Meggitt Defense Systems (which is a part of the British Meggitt PLC) has bought the Canada-based Schreiner Canada company for $5.3 million.


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Defence Industry

Turkey and Russia Have Good Prospects of Cooperation in the Defence Area

On 6 December, the Russian President Vladimir Putin made an official visit to Turkey. The visit procedures included a meeting of the Russian Federation's Minister of Defence Sergey Ivanov with official representatives of the Turkish ministry of Defence.


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