April 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

US Marines arrive in Australia for a six-month rotation
 
US Marines arrive in Australia for a six month deployment The first group of the 1,250 US Marines has begun arriving on 13 April in Darwin, Australia, as part of the Marine Rotational Force (MRF). They will remain in country for a period of six months. Their mission is to reassure allies in the region of the US commitment to stability and security.
 

Excalibur Army offers a modern version of the RM-70 rocket artillery system
 
Excalibur Army offers a modern version of the RM 70 rocket artillery system Excalibur Army is offering a modern version of the multiple artillery rocket launcher RM-70. The system has been widely used by former Soviet states, proving its reliability for decades. The Czech firm has adapted it to the modern battlefield requirements naming it RM-70 Vampir.
 

US receives $90 million order from France for GMLRS Unitary Rocket Pods
 
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The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to France for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary Rocket Pods and related support. The estimated cost is $90 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 12 April.
 

Analysis : Russian S-300PMU2 missile systems will increase air defense capabilities of Iran
 
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Russia has started the deliveries of S-300PMU2 Favorit (NATO reporting name: SA-20b Gorgoyle b) air defense systems (ADS) to Iran. The deliveries will have been completed by end-2016, according to Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin. He pointed out, that Russia had supplied the first batch of S-300PMU2 ADS to Iran. Rogozin mentioned, that the deliveries would be finished before the year-end.
 

US and India sign Logistics Support Agreement
 
US and India sign Logistics Support Agreement The United States and India have signed a Logistics Support Agreement, which allows the two sides to share their military logistics infrastructure. Under the agreement, both sides will be able to access each other’s ground, naval and air bases for the purposes of resupply, repair and rest.
 

US Army Chief sets readiness as top priority
 
US Army Chief sets readiness as top priority US Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley testified on 7 April before the Senate’s Armed Services Committee. During his speech he outlined the priorities set by the Army in winning the wars of the future.
 

 

Russia to deploy field hospital in Palmyra
 
Russia to deploy field hospital in Palmyra Moscow is planning to deploy a military field hospital in the area of Palmyra, in support of the Russian Armed Forces operating in Syria, according to TASS news agency. Palmyra’s ancient city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
 

India test fires its indigenous Akash surface-to-air missile systems
 
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India today test fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here. The missile targeted an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) named 'Banshee', an official of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said.
 

Kalashnikov to buy Precision Systems and Technologies Enterprise
 
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Russia’s Kalashnikov Corporation, the producer of the famous Kalashnikov automatic rifle, has agreed on purchasing the Precision Systems and Technologies Enterprise that manufactures missiles and air defense missile system elements, the Corporation’s press office said on Monday, April 11.
 

Polish army will sign a contract for the delivery of 64 RAK HSW 120mm 8x8 self-propelled mortars
 
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According Janes website, Poland will sign a new defense contract for the delivery of 64 RAK wheeled 120 mm self-propelled mortar vehicles. An agreement with the Polish Defense Company Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) is expected to be signed before the end of April this year.
 

Belarus to upgrade MZKT-7930 multipurpose wheeled chassis
 
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Belarusian JSC Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant 'Volat' (Russian acronym: MZKT) is planning to upgrade MZKT-7930 wheeled 8x8 multi-purpose chassis, which is used in several Russian military mobile systems. It was revealed by the MZKT`s press department.
 

New Zealand opens new Battle Training Facility
 
New Zealand opens new Battle Training Facility The New Zealand Defence Forces have inaugurated a new Battle Training Facility (BTF). At a ceremony, which took place in Ardmore, Auckland, Prime Minister John Key officially opened the NZD46 mil. facility, dedicated to the training of the Special Air Service (SAS) personnel.
 

Bulgaria to deploy more troops at its borders
 
Bulgaria to deploy more troops at its borders Bulgaria will deploy additional troops at its borders in order to tackle the illegal migration and refugee crisis. The Defence Minister, Nikolay Nenchev has announced on 11 April the deployment of 300 additional soldiers, during his speech at a ceremony marking the start of a joint exercise with the US Army at Novo Selo training area.
 

Canada close to take delivery of the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle
 
Canada close to take delivery of the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle The Canadian Army is closing on the delivery date of the new Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV), which will start next August. The new vehicles, built by Textron Systems Canada Inc. are based on the Commando series of vehicles design. They will be fielded with 24 units around the country.
 

UK and France launch rapid deployment exercise Grifin Strike
 
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A joint force between the UK and France will face its biggest development test to date as the two countries come together for an exercise. More than 5,000 personnel from the UK and France will take part in Exercise Griffin Strike, which will test the Combined UK and French Joint Expeditionary Force (CJEF).
 

Belgian soldiers from the 12 Li Light Infantry Battalion are deployed to secure airport in Belgium
 
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Army Recognition editorial team was with the Belgian troops following the two Brussels terrorist attacks Tuesday Morning, March 22, 2016. The 12 Li. Light Infantry battalion of the Belgian army was on military exercise in the training camp of Lagland, South of Belgium. Around 09H00 AM, the commander of the battalion received new orders for a deployment of armed troops to secure the most important airports in Belgium.
 

US soldiers from Fort Hood to test new MMPV Medium Mine Protected Vehicle for engineers troops
 
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U.S. troops from Fort Hood are helping to test the new Army vehicle Medium Mine Protected Vehicle, or MMPV that could eventually be used by combat engineers or other soldiers across the Army. Last week, soldiers and Army civilians from Fort Hood’s Operational Test Command, or OTC, and a route-clearance platoon from the 36th Engineer Brigade were testing the new vehicle.
 

Austrian Army procures Fuel Dispensing Racks from WEW
 
Austrian Army procures Fuel Dispensing Racks from WEW  The Austrian Army has selected to procure new fuel dispensing systems from WEW after an extensive evaluation period. The Fuel Dispensing Rack (FDR) was designed to be highly flexible and easily transported by trucks, trains or vessels, delivering fuel or water to deployed military or homeland security forces.
 

First live firing test for Ajax 40mm cannon future armoured fighting vehicle of British army
 
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The future British army armoured fighting vehicle Ajax formerly known as the Scout SV has performed its first live firing test at Radnor Ranges in Powys, Wales, involved testing the main 40 mm stabilised cannon and machine gun while the vehicle was static.
 

Liberia and United States army to continue efforts concerning humanitarian assistance and training
 
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Brig. Gen. Daniel Dee Ziankahn, Armed Forces of Liberia chief of staff and Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, U.S. Army Africa commander participated in multiple discussions at the USARAF's headquarters building, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, April 4, 2016 to review past, current and future missions in order to better synchronize U.S. and Liberian armed forces efforts concerning humanitarian assistance, crisis response and force training.
 

New 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer ready for export after delivery to Russian army
 
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The 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer (SPH) will have high exportability after it has been fielded with the Russian Army en masse, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov has told journalists in a briefing. The 2S35 was unveiled for the first time to the public during the Victory Day military parade on May 9, 2015.
 

Russian Aerospace Forces have received 168 launcher units of S-400 air defense missile system
 
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Russian Aerospace Forces (AF) have received 168 launcher units of S-400 (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense system (ADS) developed by the Almaz-Antey Concern, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies` (IISS) report.
 

Russian Defense Ministry to purchase 30 systems Forpost unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
 
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The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to purchase about 30 systems with Forpost unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the next five-ten years, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday. "We will purchase about 30 systems in the next five-ten years," Borisov said during a visit to the Civil Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise in the Urals.
 

US might reinforce its troops in Iraq
 
US might reinforce its forces in Iraq The US Department of Defence is considering reinforcing its military presence in Iraq, in an effort to assist the country’s Army to defeat the Islamic States in Mosul and other areas. The proposal has been presented to the White House by the Defence Secretary Ash Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff USMC Gen. Joseph Dunford, according to the latter’s statement.
 

Indian Army activated its first unit of Indian Gurkhas
 
Indian Army activated its first unit of Indian Gurkhas The Indian Army has set up its first battalion comprised exclusively of Indian Gurkhas. The new unit was activated at the 14 Gurkha Training Centre at Sabathu, at the Himalayas region, more than 300 north of New Delhi.
 

First Rheinmetall trucks delivered to Australian Army
 
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The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has officially received the first trucks and trailers from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia and Haulmark Trailers Australia companies on behalf of the Commonwealth as part of project LAND 121 Phase 3B.
 

BAE Systems to transform US Army’s Bradley M3 vehicles to M2
 
BAE Systems to transform US Army s Bradley M3 vehicles to M2 The US Army has contracted BAE Systems to transform Bradley M3 vehicles to M2, with a cost of USD25.3 mil. The company was the only one to submit an offer for the firm, fixed-price contract. Work will be undertaken at the York, PA, factory. Its completion is planned for 30 March 2018.
 

Kalashnikov Concern delivers Vikhr-1 missiles to the Russian Army
 
Kalashnikov Concern delivers Vikhr 1 missiles to the Russian Army Kalashnikov Concern has announced on 5 April the delivery of the last batch of Vikhr-1 anti-tank guided missiles to the Russian Ministry of Defence. The latest batch of missiles will supplement the one delivered in October 2015, under a RUB13 bil. (USD406 mil. in July 2013 rate) contract signed in July 2013.
 

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