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

US Army fired Hellfire missile from the IFPC Multi-Mission Launcher
 
US Army fired Hellfire missile from the IFPC Multi Mission Launcher The US Army has successfully tested at the end of March its new Multi-Mission Launcher at White Sands Missile Range, in New Mexico. The system is designed to defeat UAVs, cruise missiles, rockets, artillery and mortars. The firing was part of the Engineering Demonstration of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I).
 

Cyberspace unit activated by the USMC
 
Cyberspace unit activated by the USMC The United States Marine Corps has created a new unit to fight the wars in cyber battlefield. During a ceremony at Fort George G. Meade the Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group (MCCYWG) was activated, bringing the Corps well into the cyberspace realm.
 

US to sell state of the art thermal weapon sights and spares to Pakistan
 
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The Pentagon yesterday awarded a $17 million foreign military sales to Pakistan to Raytheon for supply of state of the art thermal weapon sights and spares which improve targeting and surveillance capabilities by enabling soldiers to spot targets at long distances through haze, dust, fog and other obscurants.
 

Bittium launches its new Tough VoIP Service tactical communication software
 
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The new Bittium Tough VoIP Service™ software product connects both fixed data network and wireless tactical data network users' calls to the same network, which significantly improves the capability to lead troops and maintain situational awareness in the quickly changing conditions of the battlefield.
 

Guards Missile Division in Irkutsk to receive advanced Rubezh ICBM systems and Yars systems
 
Guards Missile Division in Irkutsk to receive advanced Rubezh ICBM systems and Yars systems 640 001
Two regiments of the Russian Strategic Missile Force’s 29th Guards Missile Division based in Irkutsk in East Siberia will receive Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems, a source in the defense and industrial sector told TASS on Tuesday.
 

Australia to extend Land 400 Phase 2 risk management period
 
Australia to extend Land 400 Phase 2 risk management period The Australian Department of Defence announced on 1 April, that LAND 400 Phase 2 Risk Management Activities for the Army’s Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability Request for Tender evaluation period would be extended, having received the Government’s approval.
 

US Army awards Raytheon and DRS $56 million to develop next-gen infrared night vision
 
US Army awards Raytheon and DRS 56 million to develop nextgen  infrared night vision

The U.S. Army awarded $56 million to the team of Raytheon Company and DRS Technologies to engineer, manufacture and develop the 3rd Generation Forward Looking Infrared B-Kit, an upgrade to night vision equipment that will allow ground troops to discriminate between friend or foe at twice the distance of current systems.

 

iRobot announces the sale of its Defense & Security Business to Arlington Capital Partners
 
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iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced that it has closed the previously announced sale of its Defense & Security business to Arlington Capital Partners for up to $45 million in total consideration, including a contingent payment based on achieving certain milestones.

 

British Company WFEL contract for British army Close Support Bridge and General Support Bridge
 
British Company WFEL contract for British army Close Support Bridge and General Support Bridge 640 002
WFEL - manufacturer of rapidly-installed, mobile military bridges - has been awarded an initial contract by the UK MoD to undertake an Assessment Phase Programme, as part of the review to sustain the Heavy Forces Close Support Bridge (CSB) and General Support Bridge (GSB) capability, currently being provided by the BR90 system, to support UK forces out to 2040.
 

Thales and Airbus Defense and Space to produce new digital maps for French Defense
 
Thales and Airbus was awarded a 6 year contract to produce new digital maps for French Defense 640 001
The IGN has awarded Thales and Airbus Defence and Space the GeoMaps contract to supply the French Ministry of Defence database with digital geographic data on a range of scales, including city maps. The data will mainly be based on images acquired by the two Pléiades satellites, significantly increasing the accuracy of the maps to be produced.
 

US Army to award Heckler and Koch a $44 million contract to make its new compact sniper system
 
US Army to award Heckler Koch a 44 million contract to make its new comapct sniper system 640 001
The March 31 contract award to Heckler & Koch Defense Inc. – worth up to $44,5 million – allows the Army to purchase a maximum total of 3,643 Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) units, according to an announcement on FedBizOpps.gov.
 

British Ministry Of Defence to spend £40 million for a new Cyber Security Operations Centre
 
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British MOD (Ministry Of Defence) would like to strengthen the UK’s cyber defences, the British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that over £40 million will be spent on a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC). The preferred location for the centre will be at MOD Corsham.
 

Russian MoD to order secure radios to equip its Buk-M2 surface-to-air missile systems
 
Russian MoD to order secure radios to equip its Buk M2 surface to air missile systems 640 001
The Russian Defense Ministry has ordered a large extra batch of secure radios to equip its Buk-M2 (NATO reporting name: SA-17 Grizzly) surface-to-air missile systems, Sergei Skokov, deputy director general, United Instrument Corporation (UIC, Rostec’s subsidiary), told TASS on Tuesday.
 

Textron Systems to provide Commando Select armored personnel carriers to Iraq and Columbia
 
Textron Systems to provide Commando Select armored personnel carriers to Iraq and Columbia 640 001
Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems was awarded a $65,95 million foreign military sales contract to provide Iraq and Columbia with 54 each Commando Select armored personnel carriers (APCs) with 40/50 turret; four each Commando Select APCs with 40/50 turret and command and control (C2) variant; and two each Commando Select APCs.
 

Turkish Company Otokar ready to start mass production of local-made Altay main battle tank
 
Turkish Company Otokar ready to start mass production of local-made Altay main battle tank 640 001
According the website of Hurriyet Daily News, the Turkish Defense Company Otokar is now ready to start the mass production of the first local-made main battle tank (MBT) called Altay. The Altay is set to become one of the world's advanced main battle tank and the backbone of the Turkish Armed Forces.
 

PowerFilm to provide lightweight solar panels to the US Army 40504162
 
PowerFilm to provide lightweight solar panels to the US Army  PowerFilm Inc. has been contracted by the United States Army and Thales Defence & Security Inc. (TDSI) as a provider of lightweight solar panels, to charge soldiers’ batteries in remote areas, without an access to the commercial grid.
 

Indian Army to procure additional Tata Motors 6x6 HMV trucks
 
Indian Army to procure additional Tata Motors 6x6 HMV trucks The Indian Army will procure additional 6x6 High Mobility Vehicles from Tata Motors. The new trucks, featuring material handling cranes, will enhance the Army’s logistical capability in delivering ammunition pallets, spare parts or other operational equipment to combat units.
 

Iranian armed forces will be equipped with new air defense systems in the next few days
 
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Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard announced that his forces will be equipped with new missile shields in the Iranian new year (started on March 20). Esmayeeli said the 35mm towed anti-aircraft twin-cannon Samavat has also been delivered to Iran’s Air Defense Base.
 

Iran's Army Ground Force to deploy Special Forces to Syria for an advisory mission
 
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Iran’s Army Ground Force has deployed commandos from its Special Forces, known as the 65th Brigade, to Syria for an advisory mission, a commander said Monday. Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force for Coordination Brigadier General Ali Arasteh told Tasnim that advisers from the 65th Nohed Brigade are now stationed in Syria.
 

Bulgaria and US to conduct joint military training with M1 Abrams tanks, IFVs and AFVs
 
Bulgaria and US to confuct  military training with M1 Abrams tanks IFV and AFV 640 001
Bulgarian and US land forces will conduct joint military training at the Novo Selo training area between April 4 and May 16. JOINT TRAINING – 1 will take place in two stages, with around 250 US servicemen to participate in it, the Bulgarian defence ministry informs.
 

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