November  2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
Russian Aerospace Force to receive upgraded anti-ballistic missile defense system
 
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The Russian Aerospace Force will receive a modernized anti-ballistic missile defense system soon to provide air defense for Moscow, Anti-Missile Defense Division Commander of the Aerospace Force’s 1st Air and Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Army Colonel Andrei Cheburin said on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015.
 

Israel about to retire its last Merkava Mark II tanks
 
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After 33 years of loyal service, the Israel Defense Forces’ Armored Corps is retiring the Merkava Mark II tank from service by its conscripted brigades. The tank will now be used only by reserve forces for border patrols during times of conflict, while the newer Merkava Mark III (which entered service in 1990) and the new generation Merkava Mark IV (2004) will handle all battlefield missions.
 

British Company Morgan awarded Canadian soldier CM735 combat helmet contract
 
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The Composites and Defence Systems business of the British Company Morgan Advanced Materials has been awarded the Canadian CM735 Combat Helmet contract. The improved helmet features an innovative ultra-lightweight hybrid composite structure, the result of more than three years of materials research and development and achieves outstanding ballistic performance at an extraordinarily low weight.
 

Germany may allow deployment of German soldiers in Syria end of this year to fight Islamic State
 
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Germany may allow for the deployment of German forces to fight the Islamic State terror group in Syria by the end of the year, with troops likely to be sent to the region soon after the green light is given, the Chief of Staff of the German armed forces said Sunday, November 29, 2015
 

Russia to create several new missile and artillery units to increase Russian armed forces by 2021
 
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Russia is to create several large missile and artillery units within its ground forces by 2021, the ground forces’ commander, Mikhail Matveyevsky told the media on Thursday, November 26, 2015. Over the three years Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has been in office the structure of the armed forces underwent fundamental change. Eight large operational units, 25 divisions and 15 brigades have been formed.
 

Lithuanians to be trained by Germans in the PzH2000 operation
 
Lithuanians to be trained by Germans in the PzH2000 operation Lithuanian military personnel have begun training in the KMW PzH2000 self-propelled howitzer. A team of soldiers from the Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade has already travelled to Germany, where it will be trained by their German colleagues in Bundeswehr, in the use and employment of the new system, as per the contract.
 

Russian army received two sets of new brigade and division 9K333 Verba MANPADS
 
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The KBM Design Bureau of Kolomna /KBM, incorporated by the High Precision Systems holding company/ in late November handed over to the troops two brigade and two divisional sets of new 9K333 Verba man-portable air defense systems, fulfilling the 2013 contracts. This has been announced to TASS by the company press service.
 

Denmark to start the artillery procurement programme
 
Denmark to start the artillery procurement programme Denmark is starting the prequalification phase for the procurement of a new artillery system. In May it was announced that the acquisition was halted in order to direct funds in the repair of an AW101 helicopter that was damaged in Afghanistan.
 

Russian S-400 Triumf deployed at Syrian Hmeimim airbase amid tensions with Turkey
 
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The Russian S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile system has gone on combat duty at the Hmeimim airbase in Syria, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Friday.
 

Successful test-fired for the indian-made nuclear-capable Agni-I missile
 
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India on Friday successfully test-fired indigenously built nuclear-capable Agni-I missile, capable of hitting a target at a distance of 700 kms, from a test range off the Odisha coast as part of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) training exercise.
 

Germany plans to deploy Tornado aircraft and frigate to support the fight against ISIS
 
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Germany plans to send Tornado reconnaissance jets to support the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria, the defence spokesman of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said Thursday. A day after Merkel pledged in Paris to "soon" decide how to help battle the IS group in Syria, she met cabinet ministers in charge of security ahead of afternoon meetings of the major parties' parliamentary groups.
 

 Chinese President urges for breakthroughs in reform of the country's armed forces by 2020
 
Chinese President urges for breakthroughs in reform of the countrys armedforces by 2020 640 001 Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged breakthroughs in reform of the country's armed forces by 2020, vowing to reorganize the current military administration structure and military command system. Xi, also chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks at a meeting on reforming the armed forces which was held from Nov. 24 to 26.
 

Patria offers joint production on Lithuania’s IFV
 
Patria offers joint production on Lithuania’s IFV Patria has offered joint production in case that Lithuania selects its bid for the procurement of the new infantry fighting vehicle. The Baltic country is soon to decide which 8x8 fighting vehicle will be selected to replace the legacy M113 tracked armoured personnel carriers and initially equip two battalions.
 

Czech MoD delivered equipment to Iraqis and Kurds
 
Czech MoD delivered equipment to Iraqis and Kurds The Czech Ministry of Defence delivered a large quantity of military supplies to the Iraqi Armed Forces and the Kurdish fighters. The shipment was part of the country’s support in the fight against the Islamic State and will continue in the near future.
 

Glock 17 will be New Zealand Defence Force's next pistol
 
Glock 17 will be New Zealand Defence Force's next pistol The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has selected a new type of pistol to equip all of its services. The new weapon that will replace the Sig Sauer P226 currently in use is the Glock 17, which will be introduced in service in second half of 2016.
 

Iran inaugurates new air defense command and control center in Southwestern part of the country
 
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The Iranian Air Defense Force inaugurated a new command and control center in the Southwestern parts of the country in a ceremony participated by Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard.
 

United States has raised its military aid to the Philippines this year to $79 million
 
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The United States has raised its military aid to the Philippines this year to $79 million, the US ambassador said on Wednesday, as tension rises in the region over China's new assertiveness in the South China Sea. Since 2002, the United States has provided the Philippines with nearly $500 million in military assistance as well as various types of military equipment.
 

Russian-Indian combined exercise Indra 2016 will be held for the first time
 
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Russian-Indian Exercise Indra 2016 will be held in Russia’s Primorsky Territory, at the Sergeyevsky Training Area, for the first time, Col. Alexander Gordeyev, spokesman for the Eastern Military District, told journalists on Thursday.
 

Iran is interested in buying Russian's all types of weapons in addition to S-300 air defense systems
 
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Iran is showing interest in purchasing all types of Russia’s weapons in addition to S-300 air defense missile systems, Russian presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin told TASS on Thursday.
 

India successfully test-launched Prithvi-II nuclear-capable missile
 
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India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, as part of a user trial by the army. The missile test was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here at 1210 hrs, the local media Economic Times announces today.
 

Turkish authorities have sent 20 more tanks to Syrian border
 
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The Turkish military has sent 20 more tanks to an armored brigade it has stationed at Turkey's western border with Syria, Turkey's Anadolu agency reported on Wednesday. Turkey earlier today also said, that it will be increasing the number of F-16s from 12 to 18 patrolling the border.
 

Insitu to deliver 65 ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles to Afghanistan
 
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The US-based company Insitu, par of Boeing, has been awarded a $70,941,310 order for the procurement of eight ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems for the government of Afghanistan under the Foreign Military Sales program.
 

IVECO and BAE Systems to deliver armoured platform for US Marines Amphibious Combat Vehicle
 
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CNH Industrial’s Iveco Defence Vehicles will deliver its 8x8 amphibious armoured platform to BAE Systems, which has been awarded with a contract for the Engineering, Manufacturing, Development (EMD) phase of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 program.
 

BCB Int. to provide rations and cooking fuel to the UK MoD
 
BCB Int to provide rations and cooking fuel to the UK MoD  The UK MoD will acquire new rations and cooking fuel from BCB International under a four-year contract. The new items will reduce the weight carried by soldiers and the footprint from the use in the field, while it would be easies to light and extinguish the fire source.
 

Finnish Company Protolab launches a new amphibious MRAP vehicle called PMPV 6x6 MiSu
 
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The Finnish Company Protolab Ltd has developed a new 6x6 armoured personnel carrier in the category of MRAP vehicle called PMPV 6x6 MiSu. Protolab is specialized in the development of custom-made ballistic protection for military and civilian vehicles.
 

Egypt requested a wide range of armaments and combat hardware to Russia
 
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Russia will prepare answers in coming weeks to Egypt’s requests for buying a wide range of armaments and combat hardware, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Wednesday. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Defense and Military Industry Minister Sedki Sobhi Sayyud Ahmed in Cairo.
 

Russian towed mortar 2B23 Nona-M1 received a new high-explosive munition
 
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The Russian-made 2B23 Nona-M1 towed mortar has received a new mine, CEO of the Precision Engineering Research Institute (TsNIITOChMASh), part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, Dmitry Semizorov said on Wednesday.
 

Saab has signed a life extension contract for the RBS 97 air defence missile system
 
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Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for a service life extension of the RBS 97 air defence missile system. This order ensures the continuing effectiveness of a missile system that is the backbone of Sweden's two air defence battalions.
 

Germany will send up to 650 soldiers to Mali for peacekeeping missions
 
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Germany will send up to 650 soldiers to Mali for peacekeeping missions, including support in the fight against the Islamic State (IS), German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
 

Russia to deploy S-400 SAM System in the Khmeimim airbase in Syria
 
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The Russian Air Force base in Latakia will be reinforced with S-400 SAM system, which will soon be deployed there, Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday. "S-400 will be deployed on Khmeimim airbase in Syria," Shoigu said at a Defense Ministry meeting.
 

Raytheon receives a $31 mn order from US Army for Excalibur 155 mm increment Ib projectiles
 
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The US-based company Raytheon has been awarded a $31,818,801 contract for Option 5, Excalibur 155mm increment Ib projectiles – a total of 464 projectiles and three palletized containers for the US Army, the US Department of Defense announced on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.
 

Successful flight test interception for Lockheed Martin PAC-3 missile in New Mexico
 
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A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted an incoming target on Thursday, Nov. 19, as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The PAC-3 interceptor successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a Patriot-as-a-Target (PAAT), which is a legacy Patriot missile modified to represent a tactical ballistic missile common in today’s operational environment.
 

Serial production of the Russian-made ADS underwater assault rifle scheduled for 2016
 
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The serial production of the unique Russian-made ADS underwater assault rifle is scheduled for 2016, a source in the defense and industrial sector said on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. "As many as 20 ADS underwater assault rifles, on which assault rifle manufacturing technologies will be tested, are expected to be produced in 2015. The serial production of the rifle is scheduled for 2016," the source said.
 

SAIC and BAE Systems win USMC’s amphibious combat vehicle competition
 
SAIC and BAE Systems win USMC’s amphibious combat vehicle competition BAE Systems  SAIC and BAE Systems have been selected by the United States Marine Corps in the elimination phase of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle programme. The two companies will build the prototype vehicles of the project, which will replace the AAV7 vehicles currently in use. Thus, the Marines will have a modern wheeled vehicle that will move them from ship, to shore and then towards the inland.
 

Australian Army received its first technically refreshed M1 Abrams tanks
 
Australian Army received its first technically refreshed M1 Abrams tanks The Australian Army received the first batch of GDLS M1A1 Abrams tanks that have undergone through the Tank Technical Refresh and Remediation Program. The ten first renovated units were delivered to the Armour School at Puckapunyal, Victoria.
 

Russian Armed Forces could receive new Metis-M1 anti-tank guided missile system
 
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The Russian Armed Forces could receive a new version of the Metis antitank missile system codenamed Metis-M1, Department Head of the Tula-based Instrument-Making Design Bureau Oleg Yastrebov said on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.
 

Japan is considering deployement of US missile defense system including the THAAD
 
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Japan will consider deploying an advanced U.S. antiballistic missile defense system to counter the missile threat from North Korea, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said Monday.
 

Russian TOS-1A heavy flamethrower is displaying keen interest about counterterrorist operations
 
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Foreign customers have displayed keen interest in the TOS-1A heavy flamethrower system lately, Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport’s press office said in a press release on Tuesday. The press release followed a recent discussion of the export prospects of Russian multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) by both the developers of such systems and Russia’s authorized arms exporter.
 

SAAB will deliver ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf weapon system for the Austrian Armed Forces
 
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Defence and security company Saab has received an ammunition order from the Austrian Armed Forces for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. Deliveries will take place during 2016-2017.
 

Up to 10,000 British soldiers could be deployed in UK to prevent terrorist attacks
 
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Up to 10,000 troops could be deployed in the UK in the event of a Paris terrorist attack, David Cameron has said, as he announced £12bn extra defence spending. It comes after he held talks with French President Francois Hollande following the 13 November attacks in Paris, carried out by so-called Islamic State (IS) militants, which left 130 people dead.
 

Russia reportedly started delivery of S-300PMU-2 air defense systems to Iran
 
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Russia has launched the procedure of the delivery of the S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran, the Iranian news agency Tasnim reported on Monday, referring to statements made by the Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Mehdi Sanai. "The process of the S-300 system’s delivery to Iran has entered the implementation stage," the diplomat is quoted by the agency.
 

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