April 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russian army unveils all the combat vehicles for the Victory Day Military Parade of May 9 2015
 
Victory Day military parade May 9 2015 Red Square Moscow Russia T-14 Armata MBT tank 640 001
Russia has officialy announced all the combat vehicles that will be shown for the Victory Day military parade on the Red Square in Moscow, May 9, 2015. The upcoming parade in Moscow will be the largest in history. Many new tanks and armoured vehicles will be unveiled to the public for the first time.
 

 US armed forces kick off massive war games in Ukraine and in the Philippines
 
US armed forces kick off massive wargames in Ukraine and in the Philippines 640 001 The US military kicked off training exercises yesterday in Ukraine for Fearless Guardian, and in the Philippines for the 31st iteration of Exercise Balikatan, a Pentagon spokesman said today. Philippine Army Special Forces freefall parachutists jump from a KC-130J "Sumos" aircraft over Crow Valley, Philippines, May 15, 2014, during high-altitude low-opening jump training at Balikatan 2014. This year is the 31st iteration of Balikatan, an annual Philippines-U.S. military bilateral training exercise.
 

 South Korea to raise defense budget by 7% over the next five years
 
South Korea to raise defense budget by 7 over the next five years 640 001 South Korea said today it will sharply raise the defense budget over the next five years to beef up its capabilities against North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. The budget injection of 8.7 trillion won ($8.03 billion) is based on the assessment that Pyongyang is believed to have reached a "significant" point in efforts to master the technology to miniaturize nuclear warheads that fit atop missiles.
 

AutoKrAZ to send next batch of KrAZ-6322 6x6 off-road military trucks to Egyptian army
 
AutoKrAZ to send next batch of KrAZ-6322 6x6 off-road military trucks to Egyptian army 640 001
“AutoKrAZ” started shipment of next batch of the KrAZ-6322 off road trucks to Arab Republic of Egypt Ministry of Defence Armament Authority. The 6x6 KrAZ-6322 trucks come in standard configuration with single wheels. Unlike mass produced vehicles they have longer cargo bed to meet customer’s needs.
 

 Raytheon receives a $2bn order from undisclosed country for Patriot air defense missile system
 
Raytheon receives a 2bn order from undisclosed country for Patriot air defense missile system 640 001 Raytheon Company announced on Friday, April 17, 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. The MIM-104 Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system is already in use in several different countries, such as Spain, Germany and South Korea.  
 

France delivers first 48 Milan anti-tank missiles (ATGM) to Lebanese army
 
France delivers first 48 Milan anti-tank missiles ATGM to Lebanese army 640 001
French defence minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, is today, April 20, at Beirut Air Base in Lebanon to deliver the first weapons as part of the Saudi Arabia $3 billion contract to help Lebanese armed forces in the fighting against Islamist militants. This first shipment includes 48 Milan anti-tank missiles.
 

Puma infantry fighting vehicle gets official approval for service in German army
 
Puma infantry fighting vehicle gets official approval for service in German army 640 001
After extensive testing at the Bundeswehr (German Army) Technical services, many months of testing in extreme heat and cold abroad and several field tests by military, another milestone has now been achieved in the project IFV PUMA. The authorization for use of the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) is granted.
 

Iran to develop its own version of the S-300 missile air defence system
 
Iran to develop its own version of the S-300 missile air defence system 640 001
Iran designed and developed its own version of the S-300 missile shield after the Russians shrugged off delivery of their advanced missile defense system to Iran on the pretext of the UN Security Council sanctions. The Iranian version has superior features over the original Russian model as it enjoys increased mobility, agility and reduced launch-preparation time, according Fars news agency.
 

Iran has unveiled new home-made programmable drone named Basir
 
Iran has unveiled new home-made programmable drone named Basir 640 001
Iran unveiled a new home-made programmable drone named 'Basir' in a ceremony on the occasion of the Army Day on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Iran has taken huge steps in recent years in building drones. In relevant remarks on Tuesday, a senior Iranian commander said that the country is armed with fire-and-forget drones.
 

Germany will deliver PzH 2000 155mm howitzer and Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicle to Lithuania
 
Pzh 2000 krauss maffei wegmann self-propelled howitzer tracked armoured vehicle German Army German 021
Germany will deliver PzH 2000 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzer and Boxer 8x8 armoured personnel carrier to Lithuania to boost its defense power to response to the new Russian threat in Ukraine. During a meeting in Vilnius, April 15, 2015, the German Federal Minister of Defence Dr Ursula von der Leyen and the Lithuanian Minister of Defense discussed the possibility for Lithuania to buy Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000 self-propelled artillery systems and Germany has given a positive answer.
 

China and Venezuela to strengthen military and technical cooperation
 
China and Venezuela to strengthen military and technical cooperation 640 001
China and Venezuela took another step Friday, April 17, 2015, to strengthen military and technical cooperation, with a meeting between Venezuelan Defense Minister Gen. Vladimir Padrino and visiting Army Commander of the Lanzhou Military Region, Liu Yuejun.
 

Russia Developing Tracked Version of Pantsir/SA-22 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft System for Arctic
 
Russia Developing Tracked Version of Pantsir SA-22 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft System for Arctic 640 001
Russia's KBP Instrument Design Bureau is considering developing a special tracked version of its Pantsir (SA-22 Greyhound) self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and missile system for use in the Arctic. The Pantsir is typically mounted on a wheeled chassis, however its maneuverability in the heavy snow is "significantly restricted," Vladimir Popov, director general of the KBP subsidiary JSC Scheglovsky Val, told the TASS news agency.
 

Military cooperation agreement signed between Cameroon and Russia
 
Military cooperation agreement signed between Cameroon and Russia 640 001
The Republic of Cameroon and the Federal Republic of Russia have intensified bilateral cooperation by signing a technical and military accord. The accord was signed on April 15, 2015, by the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence of Cameroon and the Deputy Director of Technical and Military Service at the Russian Presidency.
 

US 173rd Airborne Brigade arrives in Ukraine to train National Guard
 
US 173rd Airborne Brigade arrives in Ukraine to train National Guard 640 001
About 300 paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, arrived at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, April 14 - 15, to begin Fearless Guardian, a six-month training rotation with Ukrainian national guard forces.
 

Al-Qaida fighters in Yemen seized air defence base and local airport in the province of Hadramout
 
Al-Qaida fighters in Yemen seized air defence base and local airport in the province of Hadramout 640 001
Scores of well-armed gunmen of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch seized an air defence base and a local airport after clashes with security forces in Yemen's southeastern province of Hadramout on Thursday evening, a government official told Xinhua.
 

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