May 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
Fidelity Technologies Corp. Captures Additional Heavy Tactical Vehicle Add-On Armor Contract
 
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Fidelity Technologies Corp., Reading, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $21,986,841 modification to contract W56HZV-13-C-0052 for armor B-kits for 120 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck A4 and 183 M915A5 trucks. This work will be performed in Reading, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2019.
 

Raytheon kill vehicle succeeds in first intercept of intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM
 
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A Raytheon Company upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system.
 

Iveco Defence Vehicles to deliver first 400 units in Euro 6 truck order to the Swiss Armed Forces
 
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Iveco Defence Vehicles (DV), the specialty vehicles business of CNH Industrial, has signed a delivery order with the Swiss Armed Forces, represented by armasuisse (Federal Office for Defence Procurement), for 400 trucks to be supplied between 2017 and 2021. The agreement was signed at the powertrain R&D center belonging to Iveco Defence Vehicles' CNH Industrial sister brand FPT Industrial in Arbon, Switzerland on May 2, 2017
 

NATO opens the door for Ukrainian Defense industry
 
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The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) offered to include Ukraine’s defense industry enterprises to the list of defence manufacturers. Thus the State Concern “UkrOboronProm” can be approved to participate in tenders for supply of products and services for the benefit of members and partners of the Alliance, under the “Non-system brokerage services” program.
 

Raytheon offers new Active Scanned Array radar to upgrade Patriot air defense system
 
Raytheon Company's newest integrated air and missile defense radar has been busy since its debut at the 2016 Winter AUSA tradeshow. The gallium nitride-powered Active Electronically Scanned Array proposed upgrade to the Patriot Air and Missile Defense has surpassed more than 1,000 hours of operation in just over a year, which is half the time of a typical testing program.
Raytheon Company's newest integrated air and missile defense radar has been busy since its debut at the 2016 Winter AUSA tradeshow. The gallium nitride-powered Active Electronically Scanned Array proposed upgrade to the Patriot Air and Missile Defense has surpassed more than 1,000 hours of operation in just over a year, which is half the time of a typical testing program.
 

Russian Eastern Military District uses Taifun armored vehicle for the first time
 
"The Eastern Military District has held the first tactical-special exercise involving Taifun armored vehicles at a training range in the Khabarovsk Territory. An Eastern Military District special unit used advanced Taifun vehicles to reconnoitre the assigned area and detect and destroy ambushes set by a simulated enemy’s commandos," the press office said.
"The Eastern Military District has held the first tactical-special exercise involving Taifun armored vehicles at a training range in the Khabarovsk Territory. An Eastern Military District special unit used advanced Taifun vehicles to reconnoitre the assigned area and detect and destroy ambushes set by a simulated enemy’s commandos," the press office said.
 

Ukrainian-made BTR-4M 8x8 armoured entered officially in service with Indonesian Marine Corps
 
Ukrainian-made BTR-4 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicles entered officially into service with the Indonesian Marine Corps. The first vehicles were delivered by the Ukrainian Company "SpetsTechnoExport" in January this year.
Ukrainian-made BTR-4 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicles entered officially into service with the Indonesian Marine Corps. The first vehicles were delivered by the Ukrainian Company "SpetsTechnoExport" in January this year.
 

Milex 2017: Minotaur Service exhibited its VITIM armored car
 
Belarus Minotor-Service company has developed the Vitim armoured car that can be used as a chassis for various systems. Vitim was demonstrated at the MILEX 2017 exhibition held from May 20-22 in Minsk.
Belarus Minotor-Service company has developed the Vitim armoured car that can be used as a chassis for various systems. Vitim was demonstrated at the MILEX 2017 exhibition held from May 20-22 in Minsk.
 

US Army orders Orbital ATK for .50 caliber ammunition
 
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced that it has received orders totaling $76 million for .50 caliber ammunition from the U.S. Army. The orders were placed under Orbital ATK’s supply contract to produce small-caliber ammunition for the U.S. government at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (Lake City) in Independence, Missouri.
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced that it has received orders totaling $76 million for .50 caliber ammunition from the U.S. Army. The orders were placed under Orbital ATK’s supply contract to produce small-caliber ammunition for the U.S. government at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (Lake City) in Independence, Missouri.
 

Russian unmanned aerial vehicle UAV battalion to be deployed in Tajikistan
 
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) battalion will appear in the 201st Russian military base deployed in Tajikistan by the end of the year, Commander of the Central MD Colonel-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky said on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) battalion will appear in the 201st Russian military base deployed in Tajikistan by the end of the year, Commander of the Central MD Colonel-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky said on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
 

140 Repair Plant of Belarus offers upgrade solutions for T-55 main battle tank
 
Despite their age, the Cold War-era T-55 main battle tanks (MBT) remain in service with many armed forces. However, they are obsolete and require a number of upgrades in order to be effective against modern armour. Belarus` 140 Repair Plant is among the companies that offer their variant of T-55 modernization.
Despite their age, the Cold War-era T-55 main battle tanks (MBT) remain in service with many armed forces. However, they are obsolete and require a number of upgrades in order to be effective against modern armour. Belarus` 140 Repair Plant is among the companies that offer their variant of T-55 modernization.
 

Milex 2017: Adunok remote-controlled weapon stations showcased by DB Display
 
Belarusian Display Design Bureau expands the family of its Adunok remote-controlled weapon stations (RWS). The RWS models of this family were demonstrated at the MILEX 2017 International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment held in Minsk.
Belarusian Display Design Bureau expands the family of its Adunok remote-controlled weapon stations (RWS). The RWS models of this family were demonstrated at the MILEX 2017 International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment held in Minsk.
 

Milex 2017: Belarus exhibits its upgraded version of the T-72A main battle tank
 
Belarus’s 140th Repair Plant has upgraded the T-72 main battle tank to the T-72BME level, a spokesman for the plant told TASS at the MILEX 2017 international arms exhibition in Minsk.
Belarus’s 140th Repair Plant has upgraded the T-72 main battle tank to the T-72BME level, a spokesman for the plant told TASS at the MILEX 2017 international arms exhibition in Minsk.
 

Milex 2017: Belarus has exhibited the BM-21A Multiple Launch Rocket System
 
Belarus’s 2566th Radioelectronic Armament Repair Plant has developed an upgraded version of the Grad multiple launch rocket system (MLRS). The upgraded system designated as BM-21A BelGrad has been shown at the MILEX 2017 international arms exhibition being held in Minsk.
Belarus’s 2566th Radioelectronic Armament Repair Plant has developed an upgraded version of the Grad multiple launch rocket system (MLRS). The upgraded system designated as BM-21A BelGrad has been shown at the MILEX 2017 international arms exhibition being held in Minsk.
 

US Marines contracts Oshkosh $33 million for 54 P-19R aircraft rescue and Firefighting vehicles
 
Oshkosh Defense announced today that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded a delivery order valued at more than $33 million for an additional 54 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles.
Oshkosh Defense announced today that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded a delivery order valued at more than $33 million for an additional 54 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles.
 

Milex 2017: Belarusian company BSVT unveils the Bogomol self-propelled anti-tank guided missile
 
Belarus defence industry is developing the Bogomol unmanned self-propelled anti-tank guided missile (SPATGM) ground system. Its demonstrator was unveiled at the MILEX 2017 exhibition in Minsk.
Belarus defence industry is developing the Bogomol unmanned self-propelled anti-tank guided missile (SPATGM) ground system. Its demonstrator was unveiled at the MILEX 2017 exhibition in Minsk.
 

Denmark received its first Piranha 8x8 from GDELS
 
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The PIRANHA 5, the latest member of the PIRANHA family of 8x8 wheeled vehicles of General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), which has been selected by the Danish Army, enters the next stage in the procurement program. 16 months after the contract signature, the first vehicles in serial configuration have been handed over to the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO).
 

Lockheed Martin's modernized TACMS missile successfully completes sixth consecutive flight test
 
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Lockheed Martin's modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile successfully completed a long-range mission in its sixth consecutive successful flight at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
 

IMI introduces C-Lynx lightweight multiple rocket launcher system
 
IMI Systems recently presented for the first time an innovative new rocket system for Special Forces, based on the first of its kind ACCULAR precision rocket and designed to assist forces in urban warfare and neutralize targets in ranges up to 35 km.
 

Commonwealth of Independent States eyes creation of joint aerospace defense system
 
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is planning to create a joint aerospace defense system for the destruction of space attack weapons, a local newspaper reported Monday. The creation of the joint aerospace defense system of the CIS integrates the joint regional air defense systems of the CIS, which is capable of fulfilling aerospace defense tasks, said Col. General Viktor Bondarev, the commander-in-chief of the Air and Space Forces of Russia.
 

North Korea to deploy newly tested Pukguksong-2 intermediate-range ballistic missile
 
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has approved the deployment of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile for combat use as the country succeeded in test-firing it, Pyongyang's state media said Monday. North Korea's leader observed the launch of the ground-to-ground Pukguksong-2 missile, expressing satisfaction with its accuracy in hitting targets, according to the Korean Central News Agency.
 

United States and Saudi Arabia sign massive defense deal worth $110 bn
 
The United States and Saudi Arabia signed on Saturday, May 20, a massive defense deal worth 110 billions of U.S. dollars as part of the U.S. President Donald Trump's visit in the Kingdom. “This package of defense equipment and services supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of malign Iranian influence and Iranian related threats,” the White House said in an official press release.
 

Centigon France has delivered Fortress Intervention 4x4 vehicle to GIGN of French Gendarmerie
 
Centigon France, a sister company of Centigon Security Group, a world leading provider of civil and military armoured vehicles today announced the official handing over of the keys of a series of armoured vehicles, Fortress Intervention, to the national gendarmerie during a ceremony held at the Pasquier barracks in Satory in the presence of several personalities among which colonel Laurent Phélip heading the elite intervention group.
Centigon France, a sister company of Centigon Security Group, a world leading provider of civil and military armoured vehicles today announced the official handing over of the keys of a series of armoured vehicles, Fortress Intervention, to the national gendarmerie during a ceremony held at the Pasquier barracks in Satory in the presence of several personalities among which colonel Laurent Phélip heading the elite intervention group.
 

Russia considers testing unmanned Tigr 4x4 tactical vehicle fitted with 30 mm turret
 
Russia’s Defense Ministry is considering the program of the trials of the Tigr unmanned armored vehicle equipped with the 30mm gun, CEO of Russia’s Military and Industrial Company Alexander Krasovitsky told TASS.
 

Saudi Arabia launches national military industries company
 
Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) will manufacture products and provide services across four business units: Air Systems, which includes maintenance and repair of fixed-wing aircraft as well as manufacturing and repair of unmanned air vehicles; Land Systems, which includes manufacturing and repair of military vehicles; Weapons & Missiles; and Defense Electronics, which includes radars and sensors as well as communication systems and electronic warfare.
 

Navistar lands a $18 mn FMS from Iraq for 115 Medium Tactical Vehicles
 
Navistar Defense LLC has been was an $18,778,845 foreign military sales contract from Iraq for the 115 Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV), the US Department of Defense announced on May 18 on its website. Navistar's MTV is based on the International WorkStar/7000-MV severe service vocational truck platform.
 

Australian Army takes delivery of first batch of new generation trucks
 
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today welcomed the first deliveries of a new generation of trucks and trailers to Army’s 7th Brigade at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today welcomed the first deliveries of a new generation of trucks and trailers to Army’s 7th Brigade at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane.
 

India receives first M777 howitzer to prepare firing range tables
 
Two M777 A-2 ULH arrived today for prepartion of firing tables. During this event, the guns will fire 155mm indigenous ammunition.
Two M777 A-2 ULH Howitzer arrived today for prepartion of firing tables. During this event, the guns will fire 155mm indigenous ammunition.
 

Leer-2 Electronic Warfare system deployed in Abkhazia military base
 
At the beginning of this year, modern Leer-2 mobile systems based on the Tiger armored cars arrived in the electronic warfare (EW) units deployed at the Russian military base in Abkhazia, according to Major Vitaly Nikolaev, chief of the EW service at the military base.
At the beginning of this year, modern Leer-2 mobile systems based on the Tiger armored cars arrived in the electronic warfare (EW) units deployed at the Russian military base in Abkhazia, according to Major Vitaly Nikolaev, chief of the EW service at the military base.
 

Russian Defense ministry to receives new Nebo-UM radars by 2019
 
The Russian Defense Ministry signed a contract for the delivery of a batch of Nebo-UM radars, its press service said. In the framework of the 2017 state defense order the Russian Defense ministry and the Federal Scientific-Production Center Nizhni Novgorod Scientific-Research Institute of Radio Technologies signed a contract for the delivery of mobile 3D Nebo-UM medium and high-altitude standby-mode radars.
The Russian Defense Ministry signed a contract for the delivery of a batch of Nebo-UM radars, its press service said. In the framework of the 2017 state defense order the Russian Defense ministry and the Federal Scientific-Production Center Nizhni Novgorod Scientific-Research Institute of Radio Technologies signed a contract for the delivery of mobile 3D Nebo-UM medium and high-altitude standby-mode radars.
 

Russia to develop new-generation of Tigr armored vehicles
 
Work to develop new-generation Tigr armored vehicles has begun and the first example may be manufactured in 2018, CEO of Russia’s Military and Industrial Company Alexander Krasovitsky told TASS.
Work to develop new-generation Tigr armored vehicles has begun and the first example may be manufactured in 2018, CEO of Russia’s Military and Industrial Company Alexander Krasovitsky told TASS.
 

Austrian Bundesheer takes delivery of WEW company fuel dispensing racks
 
Weitefeld, Germany, 17th May 2017: 20 mobile fuel dispensing racks have entered service with the Austrian Bundesheer following the completion of trials and training. During the training, members of the Bundesheer were instructed on how to use the HVM-F (Heavy Vehicle Module – Fuel) systems and how to maintain them at maximum efficiency levels.
Weitefeld, Germany, 17th May 2017: 20 mobile fuel dispensing racks have entered service with the Austrian Bundesheer following the completion of trials and training. During the training, members of the Bundesheer were instructed on how to use the HVM-F (Heavy Vehicle Module – Fuel) systems and how to maintain them at maximum efficiency levels.
 

Lockheed Martin has been granted a 25.4 Million dollar contracts for Qatari Patriot upgrade
 
The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin of Grand Prairie, Texas, a $25.4 million modification (#0014) to a foreign military sales contract (W31P4Q-12-G-0001) on behalf of Qatar for Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) Advanced Capability-3 and Missile Segment Enhancement Aft Block I redesign.
The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin of Grand Prairie, Texas, a $25.4 million modification (#0014) to a foreign military sales contract (W31P4Q-12-G-0001) on behalf of Qatar for Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) Advanced Capability-3 and Missile Segment Enhancement Aft Block I redesign.
 

First airdrop tests of new BMD-4M vehicle in Russia
 
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Several latest BMD-4M vehicles with a maximum payload were for the first time simultaneously airdropped in Ryazan region during government acceptance tests of new landing gear, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said.
 

First batch of new-generation Antey radio centers received by Russian Defense Ministry
 
The Roselectronika Holding of Rostec State Corporation supplied to the Russian Defense Ministry the first batch of mobile new-generation Antey radio centers, the company press service said. They will be test operated by the troops to streamline characteristics of new equipment within field communication hubs.
The Roselectronika Holding of Rostec State Corporation supplied to the Russian Defense Ministry the first batch of mobile new-generation Antey radio centers, the company press service said. They will be test operated by the troops to streamline characteristics of new equipment within field communication hubs.
 

More than 400 military dog handlers will join Russian Armed Forces
 
More than 400 military dog handlers with theirs war dogs will join the ranks of the Armed Forces of Russia. This was reported to journalists at the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
More than 400 military dog handlers with theirs war dogs will join the ranks of the Armed Forces of Russia. This was reported to journalists at the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
 

Multiple contracts for Oshkosh company to modernise Heavy Tactical Vehicles fleet of US Army
 
Oshkosh Defense company, announces that it has been awarded multiple delivery orders from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to recapitalize vehicles from its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) fleet.
Oshkosh Defense company, announces that it has been awarded multiple delivery orders from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to recapitalize vehicles from its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) fleet.
 

Elbit Systems will presents its Spear MK2 mortar system at Israeli defence exhibition
 
Elbit Systems will present its latest version of the Spear mortar system – Spear MK2 – at the International Land Warfare and Logistics Conference in Latrun, Israel (May 16-18). The Spear MK2, an upgraded version of the operationally proven Spear mortar system, is a 120 m”m fully autonomous modular mortar system.
Elbit Systems will present its latest version of the Spear mortar system – Spear MK2 – at the International Land Warfare and Logistics Conference in Latrun, Israel (May 16-18). The Spear MK2, an upgraded version of the operationally proven Spear mortar system, is a 120 m”m fully autonomous modular mortar system.
 

US Army conducts test of Saab company Barracuda Mobile Camouflage System in Germany
 
The U.S. Army´s 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed in Vilsek, Germany, is now evaluating Saab’s Barracuda Mobile Camouflage System (MCS) on their Stryker fighting vehicles. This is the first field evaluation of the MCS conducted by the U.S. Army.
The U.S. Army´s 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed in Vilsek, Germany, is now evaluating Saab’s Barracuda Mobile Camouflage System (MCS) on their Stryker fighting vehicles. This is the first field evaluation of the MCS conducted by the U.S. Army.
 

Russia to launch production of counter-artillery radar "penicillin" in 2019
 
The Ruselectronics Group, part of Russia’s Rostec state hi-tech corporation, will launch the serial production of the advanced artillery reconnaissance system Penicillin in 2019, the group’s press office said.The system can locate hostile guns five seconds after a gun shot, the press office added.
The Ruselectronics Group, part of Russia’s Rostec state hi-tech corporation, will launch the serial production of the advanced artillery reconnaissance system Penicillin in 2019, the group’s press office said.The system can locate hostile guns five seconds after a gun shot, the press office added.
 

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