December  2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russia and India signed an agreement to develop new air defence systems for Indian armed forces 13112154

Russia and India signed an agreement to develop new air defence systems for Indian armed forces
 
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Russia’s major defence company Almaz-Antei and India’s private enterprise Reliance Defence signed an agreement to develop, manufacture and maintain air defence systems and radars for the Indian armed forces, the Reliance Defence company’s press service reports.
 

Southern Military District of Russian army will receive 1,000 sets of Ratnik combat gear TASS 13112152

Southern Military District of Russian army will receive 1,000 sets of Ratnik combat gear
 
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Around 1,000 sets of new generation Ratnik combat gear have been supplied to the Southern Military District in 2015, Andrei Gurulyov, 58th Army Commander, has told TASS. The Ratnik is a project of Future Soldier system for the Russian army.
 

Ukraine to allocate $4 billion for defense budget next year including new air defense systems 13012153

Ukraine to allocate $4 billion for defense budget next year including new air defense systems
 
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The 2016 Ukrainian defense budget allocates the equivalent of just over USD 4 billion to the entire defence and security sector next year. Next year Ukrainian government plans to purchase advanced radar systems, surveillance drones and ground-to-air defence systems to strengthen security in the skies.
 

Poland will start the modernization of its Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks in 2018 13012151

Poland will start the modernization of its Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks in 2018
 
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The Polish Defense Ministry signed a contract to modernise 128 Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks used by the Polish army. Poland’s original set of 128 Leopard 2A4 tanks were bought and transferred in the mid-2000s. Poland also purchased a total of 105 Leopard 2A5.
 

Ukraine & Poland will cooperate to develop mortar carrier and howitzer based on T-84 Oplot tank 12912154

Ukraine & Poland will cooperate to develop mortar carrier and howitzer based on T-84 Oplot tank
 
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The State Company Ukroboronprom Corporation and a Polish company will cooperate to develop two self-propelled artillery systems mounted on Ukraine-made T-84 Oplot main batle tank chassis, Ukrinform reports Dec. 28. State Concern "Ukroboronprom" was created in 2010 for management of the Ukrainian enterprises of the military-industrial complex.
 

Iran's new Emad missile systems had been delivered to the IRGC operational units 42912152

  Iran's new Emad missile systems had been delivered to the IRGC operational units
 
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Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Hossein Salami announced that the IRGC operational units have been supplied with Iran's new precision-guided long-range ballistic missile, Emad.
 

Russian Army Arctic Brigade has taken delivery of DT-10PM two-section tracked amphibious carrier TASS 12912152

Russian Army Arctic Brigade has taken delivery of DT-10PM two-section tracked amphibious carrier
 
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The Russian Navy Northern Fleet’s separate Arctic brigade has taken delivery of advanced DT-10PM tracked all-terrain vehicles and A-1 snowmobiles, the fleet’s press office told TASS on Tuesday, December 29, 2015.
 

Russian S-400, S-500 and Vityaz will be equipped with Tuf-MA and Tuf-M2 communication systems 42912151

Russian S-400, S-500 and Vityaz will be equipped with Tuf-MA and Tuf-M2 communication systems
 
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Russia is developing Tuf-MA and Tuf-M2 communication systems for its S-400, S-500 and Vityaz air missile defense systems. The new system will have the possibility of high-frequency tuning for electronic reconnaissance, equipping the defense missiles systems with a higher potential to evade enemy surveillance.
 

Russian Iskander-M launcher system to be equipped with a new secretive missile 42812152

Russian Iskander-M launcher system to be equipped with a new secretive missile
 
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Russia's defense industry recently announced the creation of a new missile. According to military expert Igor Korotchenko, the announcement was careful to conceal the new missile's specifications. Russia's new missile for the Iskander-M launcher, said to have been completed on Friday, has some secret characteristics, weapons expert Igor Korotchenko told Sputnik.
 

Russia would like to replace anti-aircraft systems ZSU-23-4 & Tungunska with new 57mm weapon 12812151

Russia would like to replace anti-aircraft systems ZSU-23-4 & Tungunska with new 57mm weapon
 
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Commander of the Russian Land Force’s air defense stated that Russia is developing a new 57 mm caliber anti-aircraft weapon system to replace two anti-aircraft existing systems, the ZSU-23-4 Shilka and the 2K22 "Tunguska" (NATO code 2S6).
 

China approved first counter-terrorism law allowing armed forces to undertake missions overseas 42812151

China approved first counter-terrorism law allowing armed forces to undertake missions overseas   
 
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According to the law approved by China's top legislature on Sunday afternoon, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and China's armed police forces could carry out counterterror missions overseas with the approval of the Central Military Commission.
 

Equatorial Guinea plans to buy Russian-made BMP-3 armoured infantry fighting vehicle 12712153

Equatorial Guinea plans to buy Russian-made BMP-3 armoured infantry fighting vehicle
 
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Equatorial Guinea plans to buy from Russia BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, work on a relevant contract will start in 2016, a spokesman for the Tractor Plants concern, which manufactures the vehicles, told TASS.
 

The Russian-made Buk-M3 air defense system will use new cutting-edge missile 12712152

The Russian-made Buk-M3 air defense system will use new cutting-edge missile
 
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A new cutting-edge missile has been created for the Buk-M3 medium-range air defense missile system, Lieutenant General Alexander Leonov, the commander of Russia’s air defense troops, told the Russian News Service on Saturday, December 26, 2015.
 

Chinese Army to purchase more weapons and military equipment from local private companies 12712151

Chinese Army to purchase more weapons and military equipment from local private companies
 
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A number of advanced weapons and military equipment developed by private companies were displayed at a civil-military sectors integration conference in Beijing on Saturday, December 26, 2015. Several private companies involved in the development of weapons and military equipment showed their products including unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, military robots, and cutting-edge materials.
 

Russia to sign an agreement with Armenia to create a Combined Regional Air Defense System TASS 12612151

Russia to sign an agreement with Armenia to create a Combined Regional Air Defense System
 
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A Russian-Armenian agreement on establishing the Combined Regional Air Defense System in the Caucasian Collective Security Region has been signed in Moscow. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Armenian counterpart Seiran Oganyan signed it after their bilateral meeting.
 

First brigade of Buk-M3 & TOR-M2 air defense systems will be on duty with Russian army in 2016 TASS 12512153

First brigade of Buk-M3 & TOR-M2 air defense systems will be on duty with Russian army in 2016
 
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The first brigade set of the Buk-M3 medium-range air defense missile system and the Tor-M2 short-range antiaircraft missile complex will arrive for the Russian Army in 2016, Ground Forces Air Defense Commander Lieutenant-General Alexander Leonov said on Friday, December 25, 2015.
 

Russia will deliver to Iran two regiments S-300PMU2 SA-20B Gargoyle air defense missile systems TASS 12512152

Russia will deliver to Iran two regiments S-300PMU2 SA-20B Gargoyle air defense missile systems
 
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Russia will deliver two regiment-size set of S-300PMU-2 (NATO reporting name: SA-20B Gargoyle) air defense missile systems worth over $1 billion to Iran before late September 2016, a source in the military technical cooperation sphere told TASS on Friday, December 25, 2015.
 

Russia Strategic Rocket Forces have test fired RS-12M Topol SS-25 ICBM missile TASS 12512151

Russia Strategic Rocket Forces have test fired RS-12M Topol SS-25 ICBM missile
 
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The Topol ballistic missile has been test fired December 24, 2015, from the Kapustin Yar test range in the Astrakhan region, the Russian MoD reported.The RS-12M Topol, NATO reporting name: SS-25 Sickle, is a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile designed in the Soviet Union and in service with Russia's Strategic Rocket Forces.
 

Company Otokar will deliver new Cobra 2 4x4 armored personel carrier to Turkish Security Forces 12412154

Company Otokar will deliver new Cobra 2 4x4 armored personel carrier to Turkish Security Forces
 
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According the Turkish Defense Magazine MSI, the security forces of Turkey has announced an order of 47.5 million for the purchase of Cobra 2 4x4 armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by the Turkish Company Otokar. The Cobra 2 was unveiled for the first time to the public during the defense exhibition IDEF in May 2013.
 

Japan signed its largest defense budget for 2016/17 42412152

 Japan signed its largest defense budget for 2016/17
 
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Japan's defense budget will grow 1.5 percent next year and top 5 trillion yen ($41.4 billion) for the first time, driven by costs for U.S. base relocation and growing personnel expenses, the government's draft budget showed on Thursday.
 

Russia to supply arms and military equipment to Kyrgyzstan armed forces TASS 12412152

Russia to supply arms and military equipment to Kyrgyzstan armed forces
 
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Russia is doing its best to rearm the armed forces of Kyrgyzstan so that they could counter the threats from Afghanistan, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at the meeting with Zhanybek Kaparov, the head of the Kyrgyz General Staff.
 

Russia and France military forces to combine efforts against international terrorism TASS 12412151

Russia and France military forces to combine efforts against international terrorism
 
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The Russian military is prepared to combine efforts with their French colleagues in fighting the international terrorism, Valery Gerasimov, the head of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff said at the meeting with his French counterpart, Army General Pierre de Villiers.
 

Russia has delivered its S-300 air defense system to Kazakhstan for free 42412151

Russia has delivered its S-300 air defense system to Kazakhstan for free
 
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The Russian government has completed the free delivery of its S-300 air defense system to the government of Kazakhstan, according to Russian media reports. The delivery supports the initiative between Moscow and Astana to construct and operate a common aerospace defense system.
 

Philippines signed its biggest Defence budget valued at $63 billion for 2016 42312152

Philippines signed its biggest Defence budget valued at $63 billion for 2016
 
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Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Tuesday the 3.002 trillion pesos (63 billion U.S. dollars) budget for next year in a ceremony in Malacanang, the presidential palace. Republic Act No. 10717 or the General Appropriations Act of 2016 was the biggest budget in Philippine history and 15.2 percent higher than the 2.606 trillion pesos (55 billion U.S. dollars) budget in 2015.
 

Uruguay army has selected Russian-made RPG-7V2 anti-tank grenade launcher TASS 12312154

Uruguay army has selected Russian-made RPG-7V2 anti-tank grenade launcher
 
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The Russian-made RPG-7V2 shoulder-fired grenade launcher has won the Uruguayan armed forces’ tender for close combat weapons delivery, a military and diplomatic source said on Wednesday. "During the tender, the Russian-made RPG-7V2 grenade launcher has left behind the German-made Panzerfaust 3 weapon," the source said.
 

Kongsberg Protector 30mm Remote Weapon Station selected to be mounted on US Stryker armored 12312152

Kongsberg Protector 30mm Remote Weapon Station selected to be mounted on US Stryker armored
 
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General Dynamics Land Systems has notified Norwegian Defense Company KONGSBERG that the ’PROTECTOR’ Medium Caliber Remote Weapon Station (MCRWS) has been selected as the 30-millimeter weapon system solution for the Stryker vehicles.
 

Harris received a $66 million contract for Tactical radio from a Middle East nation 42312151

Harris received a $66 million contract for Tactical radio from a Middle East nation
 
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Harris Corporation has received $66 million in orders to provide a Middle East nation with Falcon III® wideband tactical radios and accessories as part of an overall communications modernization effort.
 

India is the biggest partner of Russia for military technical cooperation TASS 12312151

India is the biggest partner of Russia for military technical cooperation
 
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Russia will always remain India’s primary military technical cooperation partner, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told TASS Deputy Director General Mikhail Gusman in an exclusive interview - his first interview to the Russian media since he assumed office in May 2014.
 

Airbus Defence and Space completed its newly developed mobile general ground stations 42212154

Airbus Defence and Space completed its newly developed mobile general ground stations
 
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Airbus Defence and Space has completed the first of its newly developed mobile general ground stations (MGGS) for the NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS). AGS is a NATO programme to acquire a NATO-owned and -operated AGS core capability which includes five Global Hawk unmanned aircrafts (UAV) comprising airborne radar sensors, a ground segment comprising fixed, transportable and mobile general ground stations, and a support segment.
 

Russia manufactured its first prototypes of advanced short-range UAV Korsar 42212153

Russia manufactured its first prototypes of advanced short-range UAV Korsar
 
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The first five prototypes of advanced short-range unmanned aerial vehicle Korsar have been manufactured in Russia, Alexander Yakunin, director general of the United Instrument Corporation (UIC, a Rostec subsidiary), told TASS in an interview on Tuesday. "We keep on working on setting up a manufacturing facility on the premises of the Luch design bureau in Rybinsk to produce Korsar short-range UAVs," he said.
 

European Defence Agency plans to develop a new European L-AMPV Light Multi-Purpose Armored 12212153

European Defence Agency plans to develop a new European L-AMPV Light Multi-Purpose Armored
 
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Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain and Germany as the lead nation have initiated a new project under the auspices of the European Defence Agency (EDA) the aim of which is to investigate opportunities and challenges of lightweight constructions for Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicles (the L-AMPV project).
 

More BTR-4M and BTR-MDM airborne armoured vehicles for Russian airborne troops TASS 12212152

More BTR-4M and BTR-MDM airborne armoured vehicles for Russian airborne troops
 
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The latest BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicle and BTR-MDM armored personnel carrier will replace the obsolete BMD-2 and BTR-D in the Russian Airborne Force’s inventory by 2025, Alexander Klyuzhev, executive director, Kurgan Machinebuilding Plant, told journalists on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.
 

Last tests for the David's Sling air defense system completed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems 42212152

Last tests for the David's Sling air defense system completed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
 
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The Defense Ministry and the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency completed on Monday the last phase of trials for the David’s Sling air defense system. The Israel Air Force is expected to take possession of the system in the first quarter of 2016. The trials took place in southern Israel and were led by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, which is developing David’s Sling, together with the US defense company Raytheon.
 

Poland signed a $273 million order for the Poprad short-range air defence systems 42212151

Poland signed a $273 million order for the Poprad short-range air defence systems
 
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Poland is to field a short-range, self-propelled air defense system in 2018 from the country's PIT-RADWAR company. The contract was signed on 16 December for the delivery of 79 SPZR Poprad VSHORAD systems and a training package.
 

BAE Systems to deliver 23 upgraded AAV7A1 amphibious vehicles to Brazil's Marine Corps 22112151

BAE Systems to deliver 23 upgraded AAV7A1 amphibious vehicles to Brazil's Marine Corps
 
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BAE Systems has been awarded an $82 million contract to modernize and deliver 23 upgraded Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV7A1) for the Brazilian Marine Corps. The vehicles, which will be the Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability/Rebuild to Standard (RAM/RS) variant, will significantly enhance the current capabilities of the Brazilian Marine Corps.
 

Gabonese army has deployed its new Aravis 4x4 armoured vehicles to Central African Republic 12112155

Gabonese army has deployed its new Aravis 4x4 armoured vehicles to Central African Republic
 
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The five ARAVIS multipurpose armoured vehicle delivered to the Gabonese army by the French Defense Company Nexter Systems are now deployed for peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic (CAR) as part of the United Nation’s Minusca mission.
 

Russian Company Almaz-Antey will build new facility to produce S-500 air defense missile systems TASS 12112152

Russian Company Almaz-Antey will build new facility to produce S-500 air defense missile systems
 
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Almaz-Antey Concern will train over 50 specialists in running a new facility, Kirov Machine Building Plant, for manufacture of missiles for S-500 advanced air defense systems. The production is scheduled to start before the end of 2015, the Kirov region administration’s press service has reported.
 

New Russian-made Barguzin railway-based missile system could be operational in 2020 TASS 12112151

New Russian-made Barguzin railway-based missile system could be operational in 2020
 
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The Russian-made Barguzin railway-based combat missile system will be made operational no sooner than 2020, a source in the defense and industrial sector told TASS on Monday, December 21, 2015
 

Kurdish fighters will receive more anti-tank weapons, assault rifles and armored from Germany 11812153

Kurdish fighters will receive more anti-tank weapons, assault rifles and armored from Germany
 
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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters will get large weapons supplies, including anti-tank missiles and munitions, from Germany, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
 

Lockheed Martin has been awarded to provide target and night vision systems to Indian Army 4181215

Lockheed Martin has been awarded to provide target and night vision systems to Indian Army
 
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The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $107.8 million foreign military sale contract to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Indian Army, making India the 15th international customer for the M-TADS/PNVS system.
 

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