April 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Saudi troops of National Guard with armoured vehicles are deployed near the border with Yemen
 
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Saudi troops of the National Guard arrived Sunday, April 26, 2015 in the province of Najran to secure the Kingdom’s border with Yemen. These forces are one of the main elements of national force participating in the protection of the strategic interests of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
 

First two prototypes of Turkish-Indonesian medium tank should be unveiled in 2015
 
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During the Turkish arms exhibition IDEF'13, Turkey and Indonesia agreed to jointly develop medium tanks. Under the deal, Ankara-based, privately owned armored vehicles maker FNSS Defence Systems had to work with Indonesia’s state-owned arms maker, PT Pindad. On April 16, 2015, PT Pindad announced two prototypes for 2015. A first model was unveiled during Armored Vehicle Asia (AVA) Conference 2015.
 

Russia to strenghten and optimize its military forces in Baltic region to response NATO deployment
 
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Russia must strengthen and optimize its military contingent in the Baltic region in light of the current military-political situation, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday, April 24, 2015. Russia has repeatedly expressed concern over NATO’s activities near its borders, saying that this move could contribute to further deterioration of the alliance’s relations with Moscow.
 

Belgian parliament resolution to reduce its nuclear stockpile left in Europe after the Cold War
 
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The Belgian House of Representatives passed a resolution calling on the government to reduce its nuclear stockpile, according to a report in La Libre Belgique on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The resolution was adopted at the opening of next week the Conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
 

Norway launches the modernization of its armed forces and plans to create modern air defense
 
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The Norwegian Army announced on Friday, April 24, 2015, its largest modernization since the 1940s, as well as the establishment of a new and modern air defense system. Norway needs to boost manpower and increase funding for advanced defense systems and equipment to pose a credible deterrent to Russia's growing military presence in the High North, according to the Norwegian Armed Forces' (NAF) 2014 Annual Report.
 

French Armored Joint Tactical Subgroup with Leclerc MBT and VBCI AIFV on way to Poland
 
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On April 23, a French armored joint tactical subgroup with, among others 15 Leclerc Main Battle Tanks and 4 VBCI armored infantry fighting vehicles, left France to be deployed on Poland. During two months, the French unit will conduct joint-training with Polish and allied units.
 

Secret purchaser of Raytheon Patriot Missile system is Saudi Arabia
 
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Last week, Raytheon Company announced it has been awarded a contract worth over $2.0 billion to deliver the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System to an undisclosed international customer. Yesterday April 23, Raytheon confirmed the customer is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
 

Thales Australia opens new Bushmaster armored vehicles support center
 
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Thales Australia has strengthened its support to the Australian Defence Force with the opening of a new facility in Townsville, Queensland. Major General Paul McLachlan, Head of Land Systems at the Defence Materiel Organisation, officially opened the facility in a ceremony also attended by Townsville MP Scott Stewart, representing the Premier of Queensland, plus Thales Australia CEO Chris Jenkins and other employees.
 

US 2nd Cavalry Regiment wants some 30mm automatic cannon on its 8x8 Stryker armored vehicles
 
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To compensate the removal of heavy equipment from Europe, The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives responsible for funding and oversight of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the United States armed forces, propose to upgrade the lethality of current Stryker Combat Vehicle. This proposition has been released for the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
 

Rheinmetall successfully passes acceptance tests for Leopard 2 simulators for the Indonesian Army
 
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Within 15 months after contract award Rheinmetall has produced state-of-the-art driving simulator and gunnery simulator systems for training Indonesian Leopard 2 personnel. The order is worth several million euros. The Leopard Gunnery Skills Trainer (LGST) and Driver Training Simulator (DTS) are specifically designed for training Leopard 2A4 tank crews, and will primarily be used for sharpening the gunnery and combat skills of commanders, gunners and drivers.
 

  U.S., German soldiers launched joint training exercise Operation Freedom Shock
 
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U.S. and German Soldiers teamed up to kick off a bilateral training exercise Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Germany as part of Atlantic Resolve. Operation Freedom Shock, which is scheduled to run through April 28, includes troops from 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and the German 2nd Mechanized Battalion in order to increase training interoperability readiness between German and U.S. armored forces.
 

  Harris Corporation wins $74mn contract to deliver Falcon tactical radios to undisclosed country
 
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Harris Corporation has received $74 million in orders from an international customer to deliver Falcon® tactical radios as the next phase of the country's tactical communications modernization program, the US-based company announced on Monday, April 20.
 

Poland to purchase eight batteries of US-made Patriot surface-to-air defense missile system
 
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Poland has announced a deal to buy US-made Patriot surface-to-air defense missile system designed and manufactured by the Company Raytheon. Raytheon's Global Patriot Solutions provide 13 countries, including five NATO nations around the globe with its air defense system.
 

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