June 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Dutch MoD to procure new helmets and uniforms 43006163

Dutch MoD to procure new helmets and uniforms
 
Dutch MoD to procure new helmets and uniforms The Dutch Ministry of Defence has announced the procurement of new helmets and uniforms. The announcement was made by Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert during a speech at the Parliament.
 

Georgia ends compulsory military conscription 43006162

Georgia ends compulsory military conscription
 
Georgia ends compulsory military conscription Georgia has finally implemented its plan to have all-professional Armed Forces, after the government decided to abolish compulsory military conscription. The decision for the transformation was taken in 2007 in order to be implemented until 2009. However, the war with Russia has pushed the plan further into the future.
 

Germany to reduce its KFOR troops 43006161

Germany to reduce its KFOR troops
 
Germany to reduce its KFOR troops The German Ministry of Defence has decided to reduce the number of troops operating with KFOR. Given the political stability in Kosovo, Germany will reduce the number of soldiers to 1,350, from 1,850 that were deployed up to now.
 

Indo-Israeli newly developed surface-to-air missile 'Barak-8' successfully test-fired 53006164

Indo-Israeli newly developed surface-to-air missile 'Barak-8' successfully test-fired
 
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According to The New Indian Express, The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday (June 30) successfully conducted maiden test of newly developed Indo-Israeli Barak-8 Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) from a defence test facility off the Odisha coast.
 

Live mobility demonstration for wheeled combat armoured vehicles of Renault Trucks Defense 13006162

Live mobility demonstration for wheeled combat armoured vehicles of Renault Trucks Defense
 
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As every two years after Eurosatory, the International Defense and Security Exhibition in Paris, France, the French Company Renault Trucks Defense performs a live mobility demonstration on the field with its latest armoured combat vehicles. This event was attended by many journalists from the International Press.
 

Iraq to receive $2.7 billion loan from United States for military equipment 53006163

Iraq to receive $2.7 billion loan from United States for military equipment
 
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According to NRT TV, Iraq secured a $2.7 billion credit facility from the U.S. to purchase military equipment for the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), the Iraqi Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday (June 29).
 

Elphinstone Group unveils prototype of armoured vehicle for Australian tender Land 400 phase 3 13006161

Elphinstone Group unveils prototype of armoured vehicle for Australian tender Land 400 phase 3
 
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The Tasmanian Company Elphinstone Group unveils the prototype of its new armoured vehicle for the Australian tender Land 400 Phase 3. The group has joined forces with the Australian branch of Israeli-based company Elbit Systems for the tender to build 225 of the Sentinel II vehicles for the Australian Defence Force over five years.
 

Thales wins $107 mn contract to support British Army's Watchkeeper UAVs 53006162

Thales wins $107 mn contract to support British Army's Watchkeeper UAVs
 
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The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Thales a $107 million contract to deliver Support to the British Army’s combat proven Watchkeeper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The Support Contract will provide technical support over the coming years and provide important additional capacity for training in order to generate operational capability.
 

Spanish Police special operations unit acquires HK417 rifles 42906163

Spanish Police special operations unit acquires HK417 rifles
 
Spanish Police special operations unit acquires HK417 rifles The Special Operations Group (GEO) of the Spanish National Police has acquired new Heckler & Kock HK417 rifles, according to Spanish Media source. The weapons will be in the 7.62x56mm calibre. The decision for the procurement was based on the lessons learned from the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, where terrorists were equipped with large calibres and bulletproof jackets.
 

FLIR Systems acquired Armasight 42906162

FLIR Systems acquired Armasight
 
FLIR Systems acquired Armasight FLIR Systems announced the acquisition of Armasight Inc., a leading developer of precision sporting, hunting and military optics products, under a USD41 million cash deal. 
 

Russian defense industries see new prospects on Indian market 52906163

Russian defense industries see new prospects on Indian market
 
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The Indian government’s protectionist policy known as Make in India offers new prospects to Russian arms suppliers on India’s market, according to the Gazeta.ru online news agency.
 

Turkish Company Otokar has received new order for Cobra 2 4x4 tactical armoured vehicles 12906163

Turkish Company Otokar has received new order for Cobra 2 4x4 tactical armoured vehicles
 
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Turkish Defense Company Otokar has received a new order from Turkey for the delivery of new Cobra 2 4x4 armoured vehicle personnel carrier. In December 2015, Otokar has announced a first contract of Cobra 2 for the Turkish Ministry of Defence.
 

FNSS and Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries sign contract for Anti-Tank Vehicle Project 62906162

FNSS and Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries sign contract for Anti-Tank Vehicle Project
 
FNSS and-Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries sign contract for Anti Tank Vehicle Project 640 001
Contract negotiations held with FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. in relation to the Anti-Tank Vehicle Project, which were initiated by the Defense Industry Executive Committee’s decision taken on March 9, 2016, have recently been concluded, and the project contract was officially signed on June 27, 2016, at a ceremony held in the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries.
 

Russian armed forces will receive more Iskander-M SS-26 Stone tactical ballistic missile TASS 2906161

Russian armed forces will receive more Iskander-M SS-26 Stone tactical ballistic missile
 
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Russia’s Army has received another set of the Iskander-M (NATO reporting name: SS-26 Stone) tactical ballistic missile system, the press office of the Machine-Building Design Bureau told TASS. The Machine-Building Design Bureau, part of Russia’s Precision Systems Group, is the producer of the Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile system.
 

Rohde & Schwarz and Texas Instruments on strategic relationship 42906161

Rohde & Schwarz and Texas Instruments on strategic relationship
 
Rohde Schwarz and Texas Instruments on strategic relationship Rohde & Schwarz and Texas Instruments have decided after 25 years to take their relationship to a new contractual level. The agreement paves the way for the two companies to continue innovating in next generation technologies.
 

Harris Corporation to supply tactical radios to a Middle East customer 42806162

Harris Corporation to supply tactical radios to a Middle East customer
 
Harris Corporation to supply tactical radios to a Middle East customer  Harris Corporation has been contracted by a Middle East nation to provide tactical radios, management systems, training and field support services, as part of an on-going modernization programme.
 

AN/TPQ-53 radar demonstrated counter-UAS capability 42806161

AN/TPQ-53 radar demonstrated counter-UAS capability
 
AN TPQ-53 radar demonstrated counter-UAS capability During a US Army’s Manoeuvre and Fires Integration Experiment (MFIX), the Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 radar demonstrated its counter-UAS capabilities. The MFIX taking place on annual base is an opportunity for the military, industry and academia to assess in a live environment, the needs and the solutions that troops will require in future operations.
 

Vietnam receives Russian tank transporters 62806165

Vietnam receives Russian KZKT-7428 tank transporters
 
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Vietnam has received a batch of Russian KZKT-7428 Rusich heavy tractors, according to the local media outlets.
 

AJAX programme successfully completes air portability trials 62806164

AJAX programme successfully completes air portability trials
 
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General Dynamics Land Systems-UK has completed initial air portability trials for the AJAX family of vehicles at the Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) at Royal Air Force (RAF) Brize Norton.
 

Lithuanian Armed Forces have tested Boxer 8x8 armoured fitted with Israeli Samson Mk2 turret 12806162

Lithuanian Armed Forces have tested Boxer 8x8 armoured fitted with Israeli Samson Mk2 turret
 
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On June 22, 2016, Chief of Defence of Lithuania, Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas and a delegation from the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces attended a fields tests of Boxer prototype in infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) version designed and manufactured by the German industrial group ARTEC.
 

Hesco Armor achieves certification standards for its hard ballistic resistant body armor 6280616

Hesco Armor achieves certification standards for its hard ballistic resistant body armor
 
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Hesco Armor, Inc. achieves ISO 9001:2008 and BA 9000:2012 certification standards for the design and manufacture of hard ballistic resistant body armor.
 

Israeli-made Plasan Sandcat 4x4 armoured vehicle now in service with Azerbaijan armed forces 12806161

Israeli-made Plasan Sandcat 4x4 armoured vehicle now in service with Azerbaijan armed forces
 
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Azerbaijan has recently acquired 4x4 armoured vehicles Sandcat designed and manufactured by the Israeli Company Plasan. The vehicles was showcased for the first time during a ceremony, June 25, 2016 attended by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.
 

Lithuanian Armed Forces receives PzH2000 self-propelled howitzers 52806162

Lithuanian Armed Forces receives PzH2000 self-propelled howitzers
 
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On Friday June 24, the Lithuanian Armed Forces have received 2 155 mm self-propelled howitzers PzH2000 (Panzerhaubitze 2000) from the German Armed Forces. These are the first of the 16 155mm self-propelled howitzers purchased by the Lithuanian Armed Forces from the German Armed Forces under a contract signed in September 2015, 5 more have been purchased for training and spare parts.
 

Lockheed Martin demonstrates Counter-UAS capability of its Q-53 Radar 52706161

Lockheed Martin demonstrates Counter-UAS capability of its Q-53 Radar
 
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The Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar recently demonstrated its ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems and pass that information to a command and control node, a key capability as the battlespace rapidly becomes more crowded with emerging air threats.
 

Uganda established a new mountain warfare unit 42706162

Uganda established a new mountain warfare unit
 
Uganda established a new mountain warfare unit  The Ugandan People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has established a new mountain warfare unit, according to a statement made by the country’s President, Yoweri Museveni. The new unit will carry out operations at the Kasese District, where the 5,000-metre high Mount Rwenzori is located.
 

New Russian-made S-350 Vityaz air defense missile system will be ready very soon 12706163

New Russian-made S-350 Vityaz air defense missile system will be ready very soon
 
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The first prototype of the S-350 air defense missile system will be ready in the imminent future, Sergei Babakov, head of the air defense missile troops department of the Russian Aerospace Force’s Air and Ballistic Missile Defense Forces Command, said. The air defense missile system will be delivered to the Russian Armed Forces in accordance with the schedule, he added.
 

Russia ready to develop wheeled howitzer based on Kamaz-6560 truck and 2S35 howitzer TASS 12706161

Russia ready to develop wheeled howitzer based on Kamaz-6560 truck and 2S35 howitzer
 
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Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD) is willing to developed self-propelled guns (SPG) based on wheeled chassis, according to a source in the indigenous defense industry. The wheeled variant of Koalitsiya-SV has yet to be officially unveiled. However, Russian newspaper Vestnik Mordovii has published the photo of the system designated as 2S35-1 Koalitsiya-SV-KSh (KSh stands for wheeled chassis-based, Kolyosnoye Shassi) on the move.
 

Intracom’s WiSPR to upgrade Bundeswehr’s PzH2000 42706161

Intracom’s WiSPR to upgrade Bundeswehr’s PzH2000
 
Intracom’s WiSPR to upgrade Bundeswehr’s PzH2000 Intracom Defense Electronics of Greece has been contracted by the Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to supply WiSPR intercommunications systems for the upgrade of the German Army’s PzH2000 self-propelled howitzers.
 

Russia’s Aerospace Force to receive six regiment sets of S-400 systems in 2016 52706163

Russia’s Aerospace Force to receive six regiment sets of S-400 systems in 2016
 
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Russia’s Aerospace Force is planned to receive six regiment sets of S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile systems in 2016, Aerospace Force Commander-in-Chief Viktor Bondarev said.
 

Azerbaijan to purchase new weapons and military equipment 52706162

Azerbaijan to purchase new weapons and military equipment
 
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According to Sputnik News, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that Azerbaijan is buying new weapons and other military equipment, local media reported Saturday.
 

India will spend $750 million on Ultra Light howitzers from BAE Systems to secure its borders 52706161

India will spend $750 million on Ultra Light howitzers from BAE Systems to secure its borders
 
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According to International Business Times, India’s defense ministry on Saturday approved a $750 million deal for the purchase of 145 Ultra Light howitzers from the BAE Systems, according to media reports.
 

Russia will allocate $25.5 billion for local defense industry development program TASS 12606162

Russia will allocate $25.5 billion for local defense industry development program
 
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Russia will allocate 1.67 trillion rubles ($25.5 billion) for its state defense industry development program, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at a meeting on the state defense order fulfillment in the Far Eastern Federal District.
 

Norway published its 2017-2020 Long Term Defence Plan 42406161

Norway published its 2017-2020 Long Term Defence Plan  
 
Norway published its Long Term Defence Plan 2017-2020 The Norwegian Ministry of Defence has published its latest Long Term Defence Plan (LTDP) for the 2017-2020 period, outlining the security concerns and the required force structure to address them. The country remains committed to NATO, considering it as the best way to deter external threats. An increased defence budget will provide the financial means to make short-term changes that will set the ground for the long-term investments.
 

United States and Estonia sign Defense Research Agreement 52406163

United States and Estonia sign Defense Research Agreement
 
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Jim Townsend and Estonian Ambassador to the United States Eerik Marmei signed an agreement today reinforcing cooperation in research, development, testing and evaluation activities between the Defense Department and the Estonian Defense Ministry.
 

Raytheon awarded $523 million contract to upgrade the Kuwait's Patriot Missile Defense Systems

Raytheon awarded a $523 million contract to upgrade the Kuwait's Patriot Missile Defense Systems
 
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The State of Kuwait will soon be able to better protect its cities and key infrastructure against ballistic missiles, aircraft and other airborne threats. The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company a $523 million undefinitized contract action to upgrade the State of Kuwait's Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems to the most modern configuration currently fielded.
 

US Army develops critical components for Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System 52406161

US Army develops critical components for Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System
 
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The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center assists in ensuring state-of-the art critical components exist for potential vendors.
 

BH Defense received a $30.9 million US Army contract for work on the Iraq International Academy 52306162

BH Defense received a $30.9 million US Army contract for work on the Iraq International Academy
 
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BH Defense, an american security firm has been awarded a $30.9 million firm-fixed-price, multi-year, foreign military sales contract for work on the Iraq International Academy.
 

Smiths Detection receives $41M Order from DNDO for Handheld Radioisotope Identifiers 52306161

Smiths Detection receives $41M Order from DNDO for Handheld Radioisotope Identifiers
 
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Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) announced on June 21 a new task order award of $40.9 million for its RadSeeker handheld radioisotope detector and identifier under its single award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO).
 

Harris has been awarded a $1.7 billion contract to supply Afghanistan with Harris radios 32306161

Harris has been awarded a $1.7 billion contract to supply Afghanistan with Harris radios
 
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Harris Corp was awarded a $1.7 billion firm-fixed-price, multi-year foreign military sales contract to supply Afghanistan with Harris radios, ancillaries, spare parts and services, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
 

Russian air and missile defence forces launches ballistic missile interceptor TASS 12206162

Russian air and missile defence forces launches ballistic missile interceptor
 
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A united crew of the Sary-Shagan Missile Range, Russian Air and Missile Defense Force and industry "conducted at 0700 hours a successful launch of a short-range anti-missile of the Russian missile defense system," the Defense Ministry’s press office told journalists.
 

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