April 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Canada ready to send soldiers in Ukraine to train Ukrainian soldiers in collaboration with US troops
 
Canada ready to send soldiers in Ukraine to train Ukrainian soldiers in collaboration with US troops 640 001
The Canadian government ready to send troops to Ukraine in the coming months, CTV News reported, citing officials. The Canadian soldiers will likely take part in a training mission and will not be involved in combat. Canadian soldiers will reportedly cooperate closely with US troops in Ukraine.
 

Paramount Group to acquire DCD Protected Mobility facilities to boost armored vehicles production
 
Paramount Group to acquire DCD Protected Mobility facilities to boost armoured Vehicles production 640 001
Paramount Group, the Africandefence and aerospace business, April 9, 2015, announced the acquisition of certainmanufacturing facilities, industrial assets and employees of DCD Protected Mobility, a leading South African armoured vehicle manufacturer, in a move that will boost armoured vehicle production in Africa asglobal demand for military industries.
 

According TASS, the second phase of modernization of Algerian BMP has been launched
 
According TASS, the second phase of modernization of Algerian BMP has been launched 640 001 As reported on April 7 by TASS, Russian company KBP has started the second part of the contract with Algeria for the modernization of infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) BMP-1, according to which the customer will receive about 360 BMP modernized to the BMP-2M standard with the Berezhok turret.

 

 

Russian Central MD Forces are being armed with 2S12A “Sani” modernized 120mm mortars
 
Russian Central MD Forces are being armed with 2S12A Sani modernized 120mm mortars 640 001 The Central MD mechanized infantry unit located in the Altai Krai received more than 30 2S12A “Sani” modernized mortars as per the State Defence Order. The mortar is transported on the new “Ural” transport vehicle of the “Motovoz” family with a higher-powered diesel engine and an electric winch for mechanized loading.
 

Meprolight to deliver hundreds of night vision sights for IDF Israel Defense Forces
 
Meprolight to deliver hundreds of night vision sights for IDF Israel Defense Forces 640 001
Meprolight – a leading manufacturer of night vision and thermal equipment, electro-optical systems, self-illuminated sights, and Laser Range Finder systems for military, law enforcement and civil applications – secures several orders for night vision systems and continues to expand its footprint worldwide.
 

Kongsberg to upgrade communication equipment in Norway`s NASAMS air defense system
 
Kongsberg to upgrade communication equipment in Norway s NASAMS air defense system 640 001 KONGSBERG has signed a contract worth €19.5 million to supply communications equipment and integrate this into Norway`s NASAMS (Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) medium to long range air defence system. This includes equipment for secure IP communications between all elements in NASAMS. This IP solution is in operational use by international customers, it is proven and has demonstrated high performance and stability.
 

Thales Wins Contract for Thales’s Intercom Systems Sotas Lite in Australia
 
Thales Wins Contract for Thales Intercom Systems Sotas Lite in Australia 640 001 As part of the Australia’s Land 121 Phase 3B Project, Thales has signed a contract with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia for a C4I (Computerized Command Control Communications & Information) system and will supply the Sotas Lite, Thales’s new crew intercom system, to the Australian Defence Force.
 

DRS Technologies to provide surveillance systems to Canadian Army armoured vehicles LAV 6.0
 
DRS Technologies to provide surveillance systems to Canadian Army armoured vehicles LAV 640 001 Canadian Armed Forces choose DRS Technologies systems, a Finmeccanica Company, to provide equipment to the Canadian Army armoured vehicles. The USD 100 million, has been signed with General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada and concerns the production of surveillance systems to equip the armoured vehicles LAV 6.0 (produced by General Dynamics) used by the Canadian Army.
 

  US Army kicks-off new manpack radios acquisition program
 
US Army kicks off new manpack radios acquisition program 640 001
The U.S. Army has issued a draft Request for Proposals for manpack radios as part of a plan to acquire more than 60,000 additional systems through 2032, unveiled yesterday UPI. Information received, it said, will be used to refine a final Request for Proposal for an open competition for multiple vendor contracts. The contracts will be indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity awards for five years and one five-year option.
 

Russian Western Military District about to receive upgraded T-72B3 main battle tanks 
 
Russian Western Military District about to receive upgraded T 72B3 main battle tanks 640 001
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced yesterday that under re-armament program, upgraded tanks T-72B3 will be delivered soon to the Western MD. The T-72B3 is a development of the standard Russian-made T-72B series currently in service in the Russian army. The T-72B3 has significantly improved its combat characteristics with more fire power, protection, mobility and command controllability.
 

Ukraine Army received first AT-105 Saxon APC and HMMWV armed by Ukroboronprom
 
Ukraine Army receive first AT-105 Saxon APC and HMMWV armed by Ukroboronprom 640 001 On April 4th, the specialists of “Mayak” company, which is part of Ukroboronprom presented to the President of Ukraine, the Minister of Defense and the heads of other law enforcement agencies, the armed version of AT-105 Saxon APC and of recently received HMMWV.
 

Saab wins contract to upgrade Norway's ARTHUR weapon-location radar system
 
Saab wins contract to upgrade Norway s Arthur weapon location radar system 640 001
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Norwegian Defence Logistic Organisation (NDLO) for a prototype of Mid-Life Upgrade of their current Arthur weapon-location radar system. The order amounts to approximately $13.33 mn, the Swedish company said in a statement today, April 8.
 

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia starts testing new Patrol-A multi-purpose armored vehicle
 
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia starts testing new Patrol A armored multi purpose vehicle 640 001
New armored vehicle "Patrol-A" has recently started tests with the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, reported yesterday, April 7 the Russian website military-informant.com. This new armored vehicle, based on the KAMAZ-43501 4x4 chassis, has been transferred to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for a series of field tests.
 

 Ukraine's Ministry of Internal Affairs receives first KrAZ Shrek One route clearance vehicle
 
Ukraine Ministry of Internal Affairs receives first KrAZ Shrek One route clearance vehicle 640 001
According to pictures released on local websites, the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs is now equipped with a first KrAZ Shrek One route clearance vehicle variant. Other versions of the Shrek One Mine Protected Vehicle are already in use in the Ukrainian armed forces, such as the personnel carrier variant, which has been delivered in February to the country's National Guard.
 

  US Army shortlists 12 critical programs for its Fiscal Year 2016 budget
 
US Army shortlists 12 critical programs for its Fiscal Year 2016 budget 640 001
Topping the list of things the United States Army wants in its $127 billion Fiscal Year 2016 budget request are 12 critical programs that support mission command, joint combined arms maneuver, and broad joint mission support. Experts within the Army's G-8, responsible for matching programs with limited resources, were quick to point out that the list of items are in no prioritized order, but that they are all high-dollar programs that are critical to the Army mission.
 

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