September 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
 Raytheon to start transition to production planning of Gallium Nitride technology for AN/TPY-2 radars
 
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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a contract modification to develop a transition to production process to incorporate Gallium Nitride, or GaN, components into existing and future AN/TPY-2 radars. This initial effort will support the transition from Gallium Arsenide to GaN technology, which would further modernize the ballistic missile defense radar and drive down system obsolescence.
 

Australian army will receive new back-pack electronic surveillance system
 
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Australian Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP announced Thursday, September 29, 2016, that Defence has signed a contract that will provide Australian soldiers with a back-pack electronic surveillance system.The system use the assault back-packs designed by Army’s innovative Diggerworks. The transport and storage systems for the new back-pack systems will be provided by Victorian company Trimcast Pty Ltd.
 

SAFARI Weapon Locating Radar enters in service with the Singapore Armed Forces
 
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The SAFARI Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) was commissioned on September 28, 2016, with the Singapore Army. Highly mobile and responsive, the SAFARI WLR enhances Army’s force protection against indirect fires.
 

TOR-M2U new generation of TOR-M2 air defense missile system is now operational in Russian army
 
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The Tor-M2U (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) air defense missile system has been proven to be operationally capable in the wake of its trials at a Defense Ministry missile range, Igor Ivanov, director for military-technical cooperation, Kupol Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant, told TASS.
 

U.S. Army awarded Oshkosh Defense a contract to produce 1,661 FMTV tactical trucks
 
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The U.S. Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, a $409 million contract to produce 1,661 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV) trucks and 31 trailers, under Order Year 7 of the current FMTV contract. Deliveries will continue through July 2018.
 

Rheinmetall to modernize and expand German Army Combat Training Centre
 
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The German Bundeswehr has awarded Rheinmetall AG several modernization contracts worth a total of around €24 million. Through to 2020, Rheinmetall will be expanding the system technology of the German Army Combat Training Centre, or GÜZ, in a series of staggered projects. Located in the Altmark district of Saxony-Anhalt, the GÜZ is one of the most advanced facilities of its kind anywhere.
 

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Modernized TACMS Missile to US Army
 
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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has manufactured and delivered the first modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile to the U.S. Army from its Camden, Arkansas, production facility.
 

MBDA Deutschland submits proposal for TLVS/MEADS air defence system
 
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On 28th September 2016, MBDA Deutschland GmbH submitted its proposal for the development of TLVS, Germany’s future ground-based air defence system, to BAAINBw (the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support).
 

First joint military exercise Druzhba-2016 for Russian and Pakistani soldiers in Pakistan
 
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Russia is conducting the Friendship 2016 (Druzhba-2016) joint exercise with the Pakistani Armed Forces in the mountains of the Cherat range in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, according to Russia`s and Pakistan`s officials.
 

Philippines promotes military-technical cooperation with Russia
 
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The authorities of the Philippines have initiated the talks with Russia over the potential military-technical cooperation and trade, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.
 

Lithuania will purchase NASAMS Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Defense Missile System
 
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Lithuania plans to spend more than 100 million euros (112 million U.S. dollars) on Norwegian and American mid-range air defense systems NASAMS, the country's defense minister said on Sunday, September 25, 2016. According to the ministry, two of the country armed force's batteries, military units of a size of a company, would be equipped with the NASAMS systems.
 

New UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle Robot Nazeer enters in service with Iranian Armed Forces
 
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Armed Forces of Iran will be equipped with new armed remote-controlled robot "Nazeer" designed for reconnaissance and combat operations. The Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
 

Armenia displays Russian Iskander-E tactical ballistic missile at Independence day military parade
 
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Armenia has unveiled Iskander-E (E stands for Export-oriented, Eksportny) tactical ballistic missiles at the parade devoted to the Independence Day, September 21, 2016. According military sources, Armenia took last year the delivery of the Iskander-E.
 

IAG Company from United Arab Emirates has delivered Guardian 4x4 APC to Vietnam
 
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The UAE-based Company IAG (International Armored Group) has delivered a first batch of 4x4 Guardian wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier (APC) to Vietnam. a picture released on Internet shows the IAG APC Guardian vehicles in Hai Phong port, Vietnam.
 

Oshkosh Defense to start production of JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle for U.S. armed forces
 
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The American Company Oshkosh Defense will start the first production of its JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) with a delivery by the end of September 2016 to the U.S. armed forces. The Oshkosh JLTV will replace US Army and Marine Corps armored HMMWVs which are in service since many years.
 

Russian army to activate two more artillery battalions in Southern Military District
 
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Two self-propelled heavy field artillery battalions will have been activated before year-end in an artillery large unit of the Southern Military District, the district’s press office has told journalists.
 

French Army procurement agency has confirmed replacement of FAMAS assault rifle by HK-416F
 
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According an official statement of the French army DGA (French army Procurement Agency), of Friday, September 23, 2016, the French army DGA has confirmed the contract for replacement of the FAMAS, 5.56mm caliber standard assault rifle of the French armed forces to the German Company Heckler & Koch SAS France with the AK-416F 5.56x45mm caliber assault rifle.
 

Indonesia Marine Corps could purchase new version of BTR-4 amphibious armoured from Ukraine
 
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Ukraine defense industry has tested a new version of its 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicle personnel carrier BTR-4 fitted with anew remotely operated weapon station, according Andrei BT Live Journal Blog. Some of these vehicles were send to Indonesia to perform a series of tests.
 

Strategic missile division in Central Russia will be rearmed with RS-24 Yars ballistic missile
 
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The strategic missile division based in Bologovo in the Tver Region in central Russia will be rearmed with the Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-27 Mod 2) missile system, the Defense Ministry’s press office told TASS.
 

The Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Destroys Tactical Ballistic Missile Target
 
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Two Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) PAC-3 Missiles successfully intercepted two tactical ballistic missile (TBM) targets today as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The test demonstrated the hit-to-kill interceptor’s unique ability to detect, track and destroy an incoming threat.
 

Philippine army to acquire more upgraded M113A2 APC Armoured Personnel Carrier
 
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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of Philippines vowed Tuesday, September 20, 2016, to support the acquisition of more upgraded M113A2 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) for the Philippine Army. After the close inspection of the M113A2 APC, Lorenzana emphasized that he will concentrate on the allotment of additional budget for the purchase of more APCs.
 

China donates radio equipment and systems to Cambodian Ministry of Defense
 
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China's Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, handed over equipment and material for assembling a trunked radio system to Cambodian Ministry of Defense, officials said. Trunked radio system is a complex type of computer-controlled two-way radio system that allows sharing of radio frequency channels among a large group of users.
 

Live firing of the new Saab Carl Gustaf M4 in the United Kingdom
 
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Defence and security company Saab successfully demonstrated the new Carl-Gustaf M4 during the British Army’s Close Combat Symposium live firing demonstration at West Lavington, England on 20 July.
 

BAE Systems to provide support and upgrade for Danish CV90 IFV and BV206 all-terraine vehicles
 
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BAE Systems Hägglunds has signed an agreement with the Danish government to provide systems integration, capability upgrades and support for long-term sustainment of its fleet of 44 CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, as well as for BV206 all-terrain vehicles.
 

French army will deploy four 155m wheeled self-propelled howitzers CAESAR in Iraq
 
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According a statement from the Commission of national defense and armed forces of July 26, 2016, published on the French National Assembly official website . The French President Francois Hollande has confirmed the deployment of four 155mm self-propelled howitzer Caesar in Iraq, near the Iraqi Air Force base of Qayyarah.
 

Iran displays new Zolfaqar ballistic missile during military parade in Bandar Abbas
 
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Iran displays new Zolfaqar ballistic missile during a military parade in Bandar Abbas, Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The new Iranian-made ballistic missile is able destroy targets in distances up to 750 km in range with a zero margin of error.
 

Serial production on new Tornado-S MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System to start in 2017
 
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The serial production of the Russian-made Tornado-S multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) is planned to start in 2017, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said. The layout of the new Tornado-S is very similar to the BM-30 Smerch but fitted with new fire control systems and using a new generation of missiles.
 

Jadara Equipment from Jordan to launch licensed production of RPG-32 Nashab anti-tank grenade
 
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Jordanian company Jadara Equipment and Defense System launched licensed production and annually puts out 20 thousand RPG-32 Nashab jet anti-tank grenade launchers, head of the company Mark Voloshin told TASS.
 

Russian armed forces will receive new Uragan-1M multi-caliber multiple launch rocket system
 
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The Russian armed forces began to receive the new Uragan-1M salvo fire systems but in small amounts so far, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told journalists. The new version was designed as a modernization of the tried and true BM-27 Uragan system.
 

Saab receives a $ 44 Million order for RBS-70 NG Air Defence System
 
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Defence and security company Saab have signed a contract on delivery of the new RBS 70 NG VSHORAD (very short range air defence system). The order has a total value of MSEK 378 ($ 44 million) and comprises supply and long-term maintenance and support of the RBS 70 NG, the latest version of the advanced Air Defence Missile System.
 

Supacat develops new variants of HMT family to optimise Jackal and Coyote
 
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Following the UK MoD decision to take `Jackal` and `Coyote` into its Core Fleet, Supacat is developing additional variants and conversions of its HMT family to meet wider and emerging requirements that the vehicles can fulfil . The aim of the new variants is to help the customer see how they can optimise their existing fleet and enhance capability, interoperability, commonality, efficiency and value for money.
 

Russia could sell 170 T-72 main battle tanks to Sudan
 
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According military internet sources, Russia could sell 170 T-72 main battle tanks to Sudan, but there is no information about the model that could be delivered. In August 2016, Nicaragua has taken delivery of 20 T-72B1 main battle tanks from Russia.
 

Russian Company KAMAZ to deliver KAMAZ-43253 4x2 military trucks to Army of Vietnam
 
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JSC KAMAZ has delivered a batch of KAMAZ-43253 4x2 military trucks to the People`s Army Vietnam (PAVN), according to the Vietnamese media outlets.
 

Russia's Kurganets-25 and Bumerang infantry fighting vehicles to get new diesel engines
 
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The newest Kurganets-25 and Bumerang (Boomerang) infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) developed by the Tractor Plants Concern and the Military Industrial Company, respectively will get new diesel engines, according to a source in the Russian defense industry.
 

US oks a $70 mn FMS from Egypt for AN/MPQ-64F1 Improved Sentinel radar systems
 
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The United States State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 Radars and related equipment, training, and support for an estimated cost of $70 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on Sept. 19.
 

India successfully test-fires land-based variant of its Barak 8 air defense missile system
 
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According to The New Indian Express, India on Tuesday test-fired a Barak 8 Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM), developed jointly with Israel, from a defence test facility off the Odisha coast, in eastern India.
 

Russia eyes major upgrade for its fleet of T-90A main battle tanks
 
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Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD) is planning to upgrade its T-90A main battle tanks (MBT), according to a source in the MoD. "Russia`s Armed Forces operate several hundred of T-90A MBTs that have already revealed their high combat capacity," the source said.
 

KBM completes development of new Gibka-S short-range air defense missile system
 
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Russia's Machine-Building Design Bureau (Russian acronym: KBM, Konstruktorskoe Buro Mashinostroyeniya; a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) has developed the Gibka-S short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system.
 

The new Russian-made RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile to be operational in 2018
 
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The first-stage engine for Russia’s Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has passed firing trials, a source in the Russian defense and industrial sector told TASS. The RS-28 Sarmat is the next generation of intercontinental ballistic missile for Russian armed forces which is in development by the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau since 2009.
 

Lithuania and Latvia seek joint military equipment procurement
 
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On September Minister of Defence of Latvia Raimonds Bergmans and Minister of National Defence of Lithuania Juozas Olekas agreed to collaborate to synchronise procurement of military equipment and signed a joint communique laying out the agreement.
 

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