July 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Saab delivered the first national Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear detection centre
 
Defence and security company Saab has together with their Kuwaiti partner Bader Sultan & Bros, delivered the world´s first integrated national CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) centre, which is now operational in Kuwait. The CBRN centre is yet another innovative solution from Saab.
Defence and security company Saab has together with their Kuwaiti partner Bader Sultan & Bros, delivered the world´s first integrated national CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) centre, which is now operational in Kuwait. The CBRN centre is yet another innovative solution from Saab.
 

EID company awarded contract to supply CD-116/IP switchboard to Bangladeshi Army
 
Cohort company EID has been awarded a new contract by the Bangladeshi Army for the supply of CD-116/IP tactical field switchboards, valued at around €1 million. The CD-116/IP offers interfaces for analogue and VoIP telephones, data terminals and combat net radios and multiple solutions for networking, from IP to ISDN and analogue alternatives, via radio relay, optical fibre, satellite and others.
Cohort company EID has been awarded a new contract by the Bangladeshi Army for the supply of CD-116/IP tactical field switchboards, valued at around €1 million. The CD-116/IP offers interfaces for analogue and VoIP telephones, data terminals and combat net radios and multiple solutions for networking, from IP to ISDN and analogue alternatives, via radio relay, optical fibre, satellite and others.
 

15th successful interception of a ballistic missile for the Terminal High altitute Area Defense THAAD
 
The Missile Defense Agency and soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted a successful missile defense test on July 30th using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, according to a Missile Defense Agency news release.
The Missile Defense Agency and soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted a successful missile defense test on July 30th using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, according to a Missile Defense Agency news release.
 

Georgia soldiers will be equipped with local-made helmet & bulletproof vest from Delta Company
 
According to the website Agenda.GE, soldiers of Georgia will be equipped with bulletproof vests and helmets produced locally by the State Defense Company Delta. All these new individual equipment were successfully tested at the State Military Scientific-Technical Centre Delta, July 28,2017.
According to the website Agenda.GE, soldiers of Georgia will be equipped with bulletproof vests and helmets produced locally by the State Defense Company Delta. All these new individual equipment were successfully tested at the State Military Scientific-Technical Centre Delta, July 28,2017.
 

Turkey has finalized the purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defense missile systems
 
The Turkish purchase of Russian S-400 missile air defense systems has been mostly finalized and some minor details remain to be agreed, spokesman of the Turkish president Ibrahim Kalin told the Yeni Safak newspaper on Friday, July 28, 2017.
The Turkish purchase of Russian S-400 missile air defense systems has been mostly finalized and some minor details remain to be agreed, spokesman of the Turkish president Ibrahim Kalin told the Yeni Safak newspaper on Friday, July 28, 2017.
 

General Dynamics introduces new Combat Survival Radio : the HOOK3
 
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General Dynamics Mission Systems introduces the new HOOK3™ Combat Survival Radio (CSR). The new radio provides direct line-of-sight voice and encrypted two-way data communications to help combat search and rescue teams quickly and accurately locate and rescue downed pilots and isolated military personnel. The HOOK3 was designed using feedback from military personnel who rely on a survival radio in emergency situations.
 

All Russian airborne troops are now equipped with Verba Manpads
 
All of Russian Airborne Troops’ airborne and air assault divisions have been rearmed with new Verba man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), and currently these systems are being delivered to separate air assault brigades as planned, Airborne Troops Commander Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov reported.
All of Russian Airborne Troops’ airborne and air assault divisions have been rearmed with new Verba man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), and currently these systems are being delivered to separate air assault brigades as planned, Airborne Troops Commander Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov reported.
 

Leonardo to provide latest Battle Management System for Australian tanks and combat vehicles
 
Leonardo DRS announced today that it will provide the Australian Army with its next-generation platform Battle Management System (BMS) hardware, called the Mounted Family of Computer Systems, or MFoCS, for its M1A1SA main battle tanks and associated combat vehicles.
Leonardo DRS announced today that it will provide the Australian Army with its next-generation platform Battle Management System (BMS) hardware, called the Mounted Family of Computer Systems, or MFoCS, for its M1A1SA main battle tanks and associated combat vehicles.
 

First Himars vehicle 100% built by Lockheed Martin in its manufactory in Arkansas
 
Lockheed Martinhas delivered the first High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher in which both the chassis and launcher components were manufactured at its facility in Camden, Arkansas. In the past, the HIMARS five-ton chassis were Government Furnished Equipment to Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martinhas delivered the first High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher in which both the chassis and launcher components were manufactured at its facility in Camden, Arkansas. In the past, the HIMARS five-ton chassis were Government Furnished Equipment to Lockheed Martin.
 

Sweden to hold big military exercise with some NATO countries in September
 
The Swedish military has released a statement announcing plans to hold its largest joint military exercise in years with NATO members this September. The exercise will be labeled Aurora 17 and will involve land, air, and sea elements of the Swedish military and participating NATO members.
The Swedish military has released a statement announcing plans to hold its largest joint military exercise in years with NATO members this September. The exercise will be labeled Aurora 17 and will involve land, air, and sea elements of the Swedish military and participating NATO members.
 

BAE Systems uses wireless sensors to track structural integrity of deployable military bridges
 
The new ‘fatigue monitoring’ technology continuously detects the stress and strain on bridges designed to be used by tanks such as the more than 60 tonne Challenger® 2. The sensors then wirelessly transmit data to a handheld device, allowing soldiers to easily assess the health of the bridge.
The new ‘fatigue monitoring’ technology continuously detects the stress and strain on bridges designed to be used by tanks such as the more than 60 tonne Challenger® 2. The sensors then wirelessly transmit data to a handheld device, allowing soldiers to easily assess the health of the bridge.
 

US Army to receives new helmets for their Apache pilot
 
Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel has been awarded a $13,443,811 firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army for the delivery of Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets (AAIH).
Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel has been awarded a $13,443,811 firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army for the delivery of Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets (AAIH).
 

Rheinmetall win a new customer for its Skyguard air defence system
 
Rheinmetall has recently booked two important air defence orders, winning a new customer country in the process. Two foreign governments have ordered air defence hardware and related services for their air forces. Total value of the two orders comes to around €220 million. In both cases, Rheinmetall had to overcome stiff international competition. The orders were booked in June this year. Delivery will take place through to 2021.
Rheinmetall has recently booked two important air defence orders, winning a new customer country in the process. Two foreign governments have ordered air defence hardware and related services for their air forces. Total value of the two orders comes to around €220 million. In both cases, Rheinmetall had to overcome stiff international competition. The orders were booked in June this year. Delivery will take place through to 2021.
 

China has become less dependent on weapons and military equipment imports since five years
 
Over the past five years, China has become less dependent on arms imports, and is in fact boosting its own exports, mainly to Asia and Africa.China is becoming more self-sufficient for its own military needs, and now delivers major weapons to foreign armies. Increased capabilities have driven steady growth of its military contracts on several fronts.
Over the past five years, China has become less dependent on arms imports, and is in fact boosting its own exports, mainly to Asia and Africa.China is becoming more self-sufficient for its own military needs, and now delivers major weapons to foreign armies. Increased capabilities have driven steady growth of its military contracts on several fronts.
 

BAE Systems team up with Italian company Goriziane Group to support BvS10 armored vehicle
 
BAE Systems has signed an agreement with the Goriziane Group SpA, an Italian company that specializes in the engineering and maintenance of vehicles and other heavy equipment, to support the BvS10, the latest generation of highly mobile and widely used armored vehicles.
BAE Systems has signed an agreement with the Goriziane Group SpA, an Italian company that specializes in the engineering and maintenance of vehicles and other heavy equipment, to support the BvS10, the latest generation of highly mobile and widely used armored vehicles.
 

US Army 101st airborne troops are the first to receives new XM17 modular pistol
 
Soldiers have many reasons to be excited about the new Sig Sauer modular handguns, which the Army will begin fielding in November, said Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager of Soldier Weapons. Testing of the modular handgun system, or MHS, this spring by Soldiers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, resulted in overwhelmingly positive feedback, Power said, and 100-percent concurrence that the XM17 was an upgrade over the M9.
Soldiers have many reasons to be excited about the new Sig Sauer modular handguns, which the Army will begin fielding in November, said Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager of Soldier Weapons. Testing of the modular handgun system, or MHS, this spring by Soldiers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, resulted in overwhelmingly positive feedback, Power said, and 100-percent concurrence that the XM17 was an upgrade over the M9.
 

Egypt has opened the largest military base in the Middle East close to the city of Alexandria
 
On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Egypt has opened the largest military base in the Middle East, located close to the port city of Alexandria and the opening ceremony was attended by leading figures in the Arab world. The new base includes more than 1,100 buildings, 72 training fields, two residential complexes and a huge convention centre.
On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Egypt has opened the largest military base in the Middle East, located close to the port city of Alexandria and the opening ceremony was attended by leading figures in the Arab world. The new base includes more than 1,100 buildings, 72 training fields, two residential complexes and a huge convention centre.
 

Iraq is buying Russian T-90 Main Battle Tank
 
The Iraqi Armed Forces will acquire the Russian T-90 main battle tanks, which have proven themselves in combat operations in Syria. The fact of signing a contract between Russia and Iraq was confirmed to Izvestia by Vladimir Kozhin, Russian presidential aide on military technical cooperation. According to experts, the contract is estimated at $1 billion, while the number of tanks - at several hundred.
The Iraqi Armed Forces will acquire the Russian T-90 main battle tanks, which have proven themselves in combat operations in Syria. The fact of signing a contract between Russia and Iraq was confirmed to Izvestia by Vladimir Kozhin, Russian presidential aide on military technical cooperation. According to experts, the contract is estimated at $1 billion, while the number of tanks - at several hundred.
 

Thales Raytheon Lockheed Martin have signed MoU to develop territorial ballistic missile defence
 
ThalesRaytheonSystems, in presence of the representatives of the two shareholders Thales and Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin have signed a MoU to develop territorial ballistic missile defence capabilities for NATO’s Air Command and Control System (ACCS).
ThalesRaytheonSystems, in presence of the representatives of the two shareholders Thales and Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin have signed a MoU to develop territorial ballistic missile defence capabilities for NATO’s Air Command and Control System (ACCS).
 

Eurosam & Turkey signed a strategic cooperation agreement in air and missile defence system
 
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The heads of Eurosam, Aselsan and Roketsan – respectively Michel Vigneras, Faik Eken and Selçuk Yasar – have signed on the 14th of July in Ankara a Heads of Agreement (HoA) under the aegis of the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) to launch in-depth co-operation in the field of air and missile defence.
 

Saab has delivered Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-role weapons to Slovakia
 
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The Slovak Armed Forces are currently equipped with several units of the Carl-Gustaf M3 multi-role weapon. In order to further strengthen their defence capability, Slovakia’s defence ministry decided to acquire the new Carl-Gustaf M4 system, which has recently been delivered, making Slovakia the first country to deploy this new weapon.
 

Rheinmetall wins important framework agreement to supply German Army with tank ammunition
 
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Rheinmetall has entered a framework agreement to supply the German Bundeswehr with ammunition. In an initial move, the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) in Koblenz has placed an order for 5,000 rounds of DM11 service ammunition. The gross value of this first individual order comes to around €45 million (€38 million without VAT). Delivery will take place in 2017 and 2018.
 

Ukraine will continue to deliver T-84 Oplot tanks to Thailand according signed contract in 2011
 
According to Interfax-Ukraine, Ukraine will fully execute the contract signed in 2011 for the supply to Thailand of new Oplot main battle tanks manufactured at Malyshev Plant (Kharkiv), Ukroboronprom state concern has stated. Ukroboronprom Director General Roman Romanov stated the state concern also has enough production capacity to fulfill the order for the deliveries of Oplot armored vehicles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According to Interfax-Ukraine, Ukraine will fully execute the contract signed in 2011 for the supply to Thailand of new Oplot main battle tanks manufactured at Malyshev Plant (Kharkiv), Ukroboronprom state concern has stated. Ukroboronprom Director General Roman Romanov stated the state concern also has enough production capacity to fulfill the order for the deliveries of Oplot armored vehicles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
 

New armored vehicles in service with Tunisian army presented during military parade in June 2017
 
During the military parade for the 61st anniversary of the Tunisian National Army that was held June 30, 2017, armed forces of Tunisia presented latest acquisition of combat equipment and armored vehicles including the Bastion, Ejder 4x4 armoured vehicles and Kirpi and Typhoon MRAP vehicles.
During the military parade for the 61st anniversary of the Tunisian National Army that was held June 30, 2017, armed forces of Tunisia presented latest acquisition of combat equipment and armoured vehicles including the Bastion, Ejder 4x4 armoured vehicles and Kirpi and Typhoon MRAP vehicles.
 

Turkey has agreed the purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system for $2.5 billion
 
According to the Bloomberg website, Turkey has agreed the purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system for an amount of $2.5 billion. In November 2016, it was announced that Turkey and Russia was on the process to negotiate acquisition of the S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) long-range air defense systems.
According to the Bloomberg website, Turkey has agreed the purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system for an amount of $2.5 billion. In November 2016, it was announced that Turkey and Russia was on the process to negotiate acquisition of the S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) long-range air defense systems.
 

 

Rheinmetall win big contract to expand capabilities of German Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle
 
The German Bundeswehr has contracted with the Rheinmetall Group to supply expanded capabilities and additional equipment for the Puma infantry fighting vehicle. The Koblenz-based Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has awarded the project management company an order for a comprehensive expansion package with a gross value of €260 million.
The German Bundeswehr has contracted with the Rheinmetall Group to supply expanded capabilities and additional equipment for the Puma infantry fighting vehicle. The Koblenz-based Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has awarded the project management company an order for a comprehensive expansion package with a gross value of €260 million.
 

Turkish Company FNSS unveils first PARS III 8x8 armoured vehicle for Oman armed forces
 
During an official ceremony, July 12, 2017, the Turkish Company FNSS has officialy unveiled the first PARS 3 8x8 armoured vehicle that will be delivered to the armed forces of Oman. FNSS has announced the delivery of 172 pars armoured vehicles in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations.
During an official ceremony, July 12, 2017, the Turkish Company FNSS has officialy unveiled the first PARS 3 8x8 armoured vehicle that will be delivered to the armed forces of Oman. FNSS has announced the delivery of 172 pars armoured vehicles in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations.
 

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