The Spanish Minister for Defence Pedro Morenes Eularte cleared a decision to deploy to NATO ally Turkey a battery of PAC 2 ground-based medium-to-long-range air defence missile system and associated 130 personnel.

The Spanish truck-mounted surface-to-air weapon system was earlier received by the Spanish Army after it was acquired to Germany.

The Iberian battery will replace air defence system of the Netherlands. The two batteries currently deployed by Dutch troops in Turkey will withdraw the country by January 2015.

The U.S. and Germany also have Patriot weapom systems in Turkey, each with two batteries.

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BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa today launched the latest addition to its RG series of mine protected vehicles, the RG21.

Starting from a commercial vehicle, the host vehicle has been evaluated and customised with the support and experience of Iveco Defence Vehicles, resulting in a cost-effective vehicle with enhanced maintainability and reliability.

The RG21 provides users with a wide range of configuration options including availability in left or right hand variants. The vehicle provides users with a modular interior layout due to the interchangeable mounting rail system. The wide range of mission interfaces available in the vehicle allows end users the opportunity to reconfigure the base vehicle for different roles with kits. The RG21 also features superior protection levels of 21 kg under any wheel and 14 kg under the hull.

BAES_176487_492x277(BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa).

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Helicópteros do Brasil (HELIBRAS) of Airbus Helicopters has delivered another EC725 to the Brazilian Armed Forces. A total of 14 medium-sized multi-purpose helicopters of 50 ordered were so far inducted by Brazil. The fleet is equipping the country´s army, navy and air force. The latest unit produced by HELIBRAS was delivered to the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira or FAB).

The FAB has already received six helicopters that are operated from Belém and Brasília AFBs. Two of them are used for VIP transport. The army has received four helicopters and the navy four.

(5) EC725 FAB n14_Copac(HELIBRAS).

(6) EC725 FAB n14_Copac(HELIBRAS).

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The EP-80 Image Generator of Rockwell Collins and accompanying database have been selected by brazil´s Embraer Defesa & Segurança for the flight simulator of its EMB-314 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft.

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Saab Grintek Defence announced it has been awarded a contract worth SEK48 million to supply LEDS-50 MK2 active protection systems to an undisclosed country for installation on armoured vehicles.

LEDS-series of laser warning systems fits BAE Systems Hägglunds CV9035 infantry fighting vehicles of the Royal Netherlands Army. It has been also trialed on an AMX-10RCR wheeled armoured reconnaissance vehicle of the French Army with the aim to carry evaluation trials.




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Rheinmetall Defence of Germany will display several of its solutions for military applications at African Aerospace & Defence 2014 international defence exhibition to be held in Pretoria, South Africa.

The company will present systems such as VingPos mortar weapon system developed for the Royal Norwegian Army; Skyshield and Skyguard mobile air defence systems; SkyChamp enhanced mission simulator, the training system for the Skyshield and the Skyguard air defence systems, cutaway models of the company’s AHEAD ammunition; ROSY-N naval countermeasure system; Vingtaqs II long-range reconnaissance and surveillance system; LLM-VR and the LLM01 thermal devices that are currently being tested and evaluated as attachments to the R4 assault rifle of the South African National Defence Force.

In Germany, the LLM-VR has passed the evaluation phase and is now being procured for the German Army’s Gladius dismounted soldier system programme.

Rheinmetall Denel Munition will be on hand at AAD with an extensive range of hardware, including a broad assortment of ammunition for indirect fire applications such as the 155 mm Assegai, the 105 mm, the latest generation of 60 mm mortar bombs, the extended range of 40 mm ammunition and weapon systems or the 76/62 mm insensitive munition.

Shell 155mmb(Rheinmetall Defence).

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) is displaying HX60 (4×4), the HX58 (6×6) and the HX77 (8×8) military trucks.

SX 45 8x8_b(Rheinmetall Defence).

60mm Long Range Mortar Bomb(Rheinmetall Defence).

Skyshield b

(Rheinmetall Defence).

Vingposb(Rheinmetall Defence).

Skyguard MOOTW b(Rheinmetall Defence).

LLM Vario Rayb(Rheinmetall Defence).

ROSY b(Rheinmetall Defence).

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From 21 September to 3 October, eight aircraft, eight crews and more than 170 military personnel will gather next week in Zaragoza, Spain the European Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Course 2014 (EAATTC 2014) of the European Defence Agency (EDA). It will be joined by seven member states and hosted by the Spanish Air Force.

EAATTC is one of the tangible outputs of the wider European Air Transport Fleet (EATF) partnership, launched in 2011 and now gathering 19 member states plus Norway.

The initiative aims to achieve a higher level of interoperability between airlift crews from different nations and to increase harmonization of advanced tactical training. Other activities undertaken as part of EATF include the European Air Transport Training (EATT) series of events as well as the European Air Transport Symposium (EATS).

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