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

 

DARPA invests $2.7m in an electric hub-drive technology for its GXV-T programme
 
The DARPA invest 2.7m in an electric hub-drive technology for its GXV-T programme 001 The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a $2.7m investment in QinetiQ’s electric hub-drive technology, bringing a new era of vehicle design a step closer.
 

Company Otokar from Turkey to submit final offer to start mass production of Altay main battle tank
 
Otokar Company from Turkey to submit final offer to start mass production of Altay main battle tank 640 001
According the Turkish Newspaper website Daily Sabah, the Turkish Defense Company Otokar has submitted its final offer to start the mass production of the Turkish-made main battle tank Altay. Altay is a third generation main battle tank designed and developed in Turkey under the Milli Tank Üretim Projesi ALTAY (MITÜP ALTAY) programme (Altay National Tank Project).
 

Lithuania MoD to acquire new batch of German G-36 assault rifles and HK269 grenade launchers
 
Lithuania MoD to acquire a new batch of German G-36 assault rifles and HK269 grenade launchers 640 002
The Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence has signed an agreement on procurement of another batch of automatic rifles G-36 and under-barrel 40 mm HK269 grenade launchers procurement with German company Heckler & Koch GmbH.
 

Turkey in talks with Italian-French consortium Eurosam to purchase SAMP/T Aster 30 missile system
 
Turkey in talks with Italian-French consortium Eurosam to purchase SAMP-T Aster 30 missile system 640 001
According the Turkish newspaper website Daily Sabah, Turkey is in talks with the Italian-French consortium Eurosam to purchase the SAMP/T Aster 30, a long-range missile defense system. The SAMP/T is produced by Eurosam, a 50:50 joint venture between MBDA and Thales.
 

U.S. and India signed an agreement to use each other's military bases for repair and supplying
 
US and India signed an agreement to use each others military bases for repair and supplying 640 001
The United States and India on Monday, August 29, 2016, signed a logistics agreement that will enable their military forces to use each other's bases for repair and replenishment of supplies. The move "comes just weeks after India was designated a major defence partner of the United States during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's June visit to Washington," the Pentagon said.
 

Russia and Belarus strengthen their mutual military-technical cooperation
 
Russia and Belarus strengthen their mutual military-technical cooperation 001 Moscow and Minsk are planning to enhance mutual military-technical cooperation, according to a source in the Russian defense industry. "Russia and Belarus have had good and well-established military-technical ties since the early 1990s. For instance, Minsk is the primary supplier of optical-electronic sighting systems for Russia`s state-of-the art armoured vehicles, while Moscow delivers to Belarus the latest aerospace, air defense and radar technologies.
 

Ukraine defense industry presents new UAV Gorlysta and new UGV Phantom
 
Ukraine defense industry presents new UAV Gorlysta and new UGV Phantom 640 001
Ukraine defense industry presents latest development of unmmaned aircraft “Gorlytsa” and unmanned ground vehicle "Phantom"to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov.
 

 Russia’s BTR-82A APCs to integrate new thermal imager in October
 
Russias BTR-82A APCs to integrate new thermal imager in October 001 The Military Industrial Company (Russian acronym: VPK, Voyenno-Promishlennaya Kompaniya) is planning to finish the trials of the BTR-82A armoured personnel carrier (APC) equipped with a thermal imager in October 2016, according to the Director General of VPK, Alexander Krasovitsky.
 

3rd generation of surface-to-air missile ready to enter in service with the Chinese armed forces
 
HQ-12 KS-1A mobile surface to-air defense missile system China Chinese army PLA military equipment 001
During a military exercise, a missile division of the Chinese Air Force fired a 3rd-generation surface-to-air missiles independently developed by China and able to hit American U-2 ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft, according a statement on August 28, 2016, from Senior Colonel Shen Jinke, spokesperson for the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force.
 

RADA to Cooperate with Artis on Tactical Radars for Active Protection
 
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RADA Electronic Industries of Netanya, Israel (NASDAQ: RADA), a developer and provider of tactical radars for the maneuver force, will provide its CHR-based RPS-10 radar system to Artis LLC. of Herndon, VA for integration and testing with its "Iron Curtain" close-in Active Protection System (APS).
 

Iran to deploy Russian-made S-300PMU2 air defense missile system to protect nuclear facility
 
Iran to deploy Russian-made S-300PMU2 air defense missile system to protect nuclear facility 640 001
Sunday, August 28, 2016, a video footage from the Iran’s state television has showed the deployment of the new S-300-PMU2 air defense missile system in the country. According FARS , the Iranian News Agency, the system was deployed to central Iran to protect its Fordo nuclear facility.
 

Lithuania's BOXER vehicles to receive Rafael's Samson Mk II Weapon Stations with Spike launchers
 
Lithuania s BOXER vehicles to receive Rafaels Samson Mk II Weapon Stations with Spike launchers 640 001
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., developer and manufacturer of land, air and naval systems, has won a contract to supply its advanced Samson Mk II Remote Weapon Stations to the Lithuanian armed forces, as part of a deal that was signed to provide Lithuania with 88 high-protection BOXER vehicles starting in 2017.
 

Ukraine has taken delivery of 5 M1152 Humvee in ambulance configuration from United States
 
Ukraine has taken delivery of 5 M1152 Humvee in ambulance configuration from United States 640 001
According a statement of the Ukrainain Ministry of Defense, from August 27, 2016, the International Center for Peacemaking and Safety in the Lviv region has take the delivery of five M1152 Humvee ambulance from United States.
 

Indonesia has performed live firing tests with Chinese-made Type 90 35mm anti-aircraft gun
 
Type 90 PG99 35mm anti-aircraft twin-gun China Chinese army defense industry military technology 640 001
According Chinese Internet source, Indonesian Marine Corps conducted a live-fire testing on Chinese-made Type 90 twin-barreled 35 mm towed anti-aircraft gun on August 12, 2016. The test was conducted at a beach in the Sukabumi regency of West Java. Present at the test site were technicians from China North Industries (NORINCO), manufacturer of this air defense system.
 

Ukrainian army has successfully test-fires new guided missile Vilha from BM-30 Smerch MLRS
 
Ukrainian army has successfully test-fires new guided missile Vilha from BM-30 Smerch MLRS 640 001
Ukrainian army has test-fired a new guided missile "Vilha" from Soviet-made BM-30 Smech MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System). Ukrainian military officials said that he missile has a range of up to 300 kilometers, and can be armed with various types of warheads, including nuclear.
 

China to conduct joint training with Australia and USA
 
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As agreed upon by the Chinese, the Australian and the U.S. defense departments, the three sides will conduct “Kowari-2016” Army Skills Joint Training in Darwin, Australia, from August 24 to September 11, China’s defense ministry said at a press conference on Tuesday August 23.
 

RADA's Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) was Selected by an Asian Military Force
 
RADA s Multi Mission Hemispheric Radar MHR was Selected by an Asian Military Force 640 001
RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: RADA) has announced its selection by an Asian military force of its Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) based RPS-42 aerial surveillance radar systems. RADA’s systems will provide highly advanced aerial surveillance capabilities, enabling the detection of Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV) or Drones for air defense.
 

U.S. Army Stryker vehicle completes tests in extreme cold conditions in Alaska
 
US Army Stryker vehicle undergoes tests in extreme cold conditions in Alaska 640 002
Particularly suited for transporting infantry in urban environments, the Stryker has become popular among Soldiers in the most dangerous and rugged areas overseas, who describe the vehicle as quiet, reliable, and easy to maintain and repair. The vehicle's stellar performance is doubtless related to the extensive evaluation it has undergone at Yuma Proving Ground and its three subsidiary test centers since 2002. Earlier this year, a new variant of the vehicle wrapped up a winter of extreme use at U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center.
 

VPK from Russia has designed new 30mm remote-controlled weapon station for Tigr 4x4 armored
 
VPK from Russia has designed new 30mm remote-controlled weapon station for Tigr 4x4 armored 640 001
Russia’s military-industrial company VPK LLC has designed a remote-controlled version of the wheeled armored vehicle Tigr, armed with a 30-mm gun, CEO Aleksandr Krasovitsky told TASS. The remote-controlled Tigr is currently undergoing test runs and firing tests, and has performed impressively so far.
 

Russian Company VPK has delivered a batch of Tigr 4x4 armoured vehicles to Slovakia
 
Russian Company VPK has delivered a batch of Tigr 4x4 armoured vehicles to Slovakia 640 001
Russia’s Military Industrial Company (VPK) has delivered to Slovakia a batch of Tigr armored vehicles, Director General Alexander Krasovitsky said in an interview with TASS. The Tigr is a 4x4 armored vehicles designed and manufactured by the Arzamas Machine-Building Enterprise (part of VPK) in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region since 2005.
 

Stankomash resumes production of parts for Smerch MLRS
 
Stankomash resumes production of parts for Smerch MLRS 640 001
The Stankomash company (a member of the KONAR industrial group) in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk has resumed the production of components for the Smerch multiple-launch rocket system following a five year interruption, the firm’s press office has told TASS.
 

New Iranian-made Karrar MBT Main Battle Tank unveiled by local television footage
 
New Iranian-made Karrar MBT Main Battle Tank unveiled by local television footage 640 001
First footage of the Iranian Television "Telewebion" has unveiled the new Iranian-made Karrar MBT (Main Battle Tank) which is full designed and manufactured in Iran. The layout of the Karrar seems to be similar to the Russian made T-90MS but with some specific features.
 

Ministry of Defense from Russia will get 323 BTR-82AM armoured personnel carrier in 2016-2018
 
Ministry of Defense from Russia will get 323 BTR-82AM armoured personnel carrier in 2016-2018 640 001
Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD) will get 323 BTR-82AM armoured personnel carriers (APC) in 2016-2018, according to a source in the indigenous defense industry. "In April 2016, the 81st Armour Repairing Plant (Russian acronym: BTRZ, Bronetankovyi Remontnyi Zavod, a subsidiary of the Uralvagonzavod research-production corporation) and the Russian MoD signed the contract for 323 BTR-82AM APCs to be delivered in 2016-2018.
 

Russian vehicles based on the Armata Combat Platform to get new armor for urban warfare
 
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According to rbth.com, Designers have created a new set of defensive plates that will protect tanks and wheeled combat vehicles against the most common types of weapons used in offensive attacks.
 

Darpa developped New Generation of Low-Cost, Networked, Nuclear-Radiation Detectors
 
Darpa developped New Generation of Low Cost Networked Nuclear Radiation Detectors 640 001
A DARPA program aimed at preventing attacks involving radiological “dirty bombs” and other nuclear threats has successfully developed and demonstrated a network of smartphone-sized mobile devices that can detect the tiniest traces of radioactive materials. 
 

Five battalions of S-300 air defense missile systems will enter in service with Kazakhstan army
 
Five battalions of S-300 air defense missile systems will enter in service with Kazakhstan army 640 001
Kazakhstan will put five battalions of S-300 air defense systems on combat duty in the near future as part of the integrated regional air defense network with Russia, the commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces said Wednesday, Augsut 24, 2016.
 

 US Army awards contract to Lockheed Martin for Long-Range Precision Fires Flight Test Prototype
 
US Army awards contract to Lockheed Martin for Long Range Precision Fires Flight Test Prototype 640 001
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to complete the initial phase for the new missile design Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) Flight Test Prototype Demonstration for the U.S. Army.
 

 Mountain motorized infantry will represent Russia in international exercises "Peace mission-2016"
 
Mountain motorized infantry will represent Russia in international exercises Peace mission-2016 640 001
Units of the newly formed mountain infantry brigade of the Central Military District (CMD) will take part in joint anti-terrorist command and staff exercise of The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) "Peace mission 2016".
 

 Northrop Grumman Completes G/ATOR Block II Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews
 
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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Marine Corps have achieved two major milestones in developing the Ground Weapon Locating Radar (GWLR) mode for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR).
 

Meggitt Training Systems to Demonstrate Next Generation Simulation Training at Land Forces 2016
 
Meggitt Training Systems Demonstrates Next Generation Simulation Training at Land Forces 2016 640 001
Meggitt Training Systems, the leading supplier of integrated live fire and virtual weapons training systems, will showcase weapon simulators delivered under contract to the Australian Defence Force and the new FATS® 100e small arms trainer at Land Forces 2016 in Adelaide, Australia, 6-8 September.
 

Russia to offer an upgraded version of the BTR-70 Armoured Personnel Carrier to foreign customers
 
Russia to offer an upgraded version of the BTR-70 Armoured Personnel Carrier to foreign customers 640 001
Russia is offering the upgraded BTR-70 armoured personnel carriers (APC), called BTR-70M (M stands for Upgraded, Modernizirovanny) to foreign customers, according to a source in the Russian defense industry.
 

US Army awards Raytheon Long Range Precision Fires risk mitigation contract 
 
US Army awards Raytheon Long Range Precision Fires risk mitigation contract 640 001
The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $5.7 million risk-mitigation contract for the Long Range Precision Fires program. The new missile will replace the Army's aging inventory of long range, surface-to-surface missiles. Fired from mobile launchers, LRPF will fly farther, faster, and feature a new warhead.
 

Arctic version of the Pantsir-SA air defense systems to be fielded at the end of this year
 
Arctic version of the Pantsir SA air defense systems to be fielded at the end of this year 640 001
The cutting-edge Pantsir-SA air defense missile/gun system tailored to the Arctic and a new variant of the baseline Pantsir shall be fielded with the Russian Armed Forces soon, Lieutenant General Victor Gumyonny, commander, Air and Missile Defense Force/deputy commander-in-chief, Russian Aerospace Force (RusAF), has told the Russian News Service radio station in an interview.
 

Iran unveils its homegrown Air Defense Missile System: The Bavar-373
 
Iran unveils its homegrown Air Defense Missile System The Bavar-373 640 002
According Tasnim News Agency, Bavar-373 long-range air defense missile system, designed and manufactured by the Iranian experts, was officially put on display in Tehran on Sunday August 21, during President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to an exhibition of the Defense Ministry’s achievements.
 

 DRS Technologies awarded $400 Million US Army contract to build new Joint Assault Bridge system
 
DRS Technologies awarded 400 Million US Army contract to build new Joint Assault Bridge system 640 001
DRS Technologies, Inc., a Leonardo-Finmeccanica company, announced today that the U.S. Army has awarded it a competitively-bid indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract worth up to $400 million to build the new Joint Assault Bridge (JAB) system.
 

 Canadian Military Contracts Polaris Defense to Provide MRZR-Ds for Light Infantry Battalions
 
Canadian Military Contracts Polaris Defense to Provide MRZRs for Light Infantry Battalions 640 001
Public Services & Procurement Canada has contracted Polaris to deliver 36 Polaris Defense turbo diesel MRZR (MRZR-D) utility task vehicles and 12 tactical trailers through Polaris Industries Ltd, the Canada-based office of Polaris Industries Inc. MRZRs provide mission-critical ultralight, off-road mobility coveted by the expeditionary forces that use them in the U.S. and more than 20 allied countries.
 

 Strategic Missile Force to get simulator of advanced Taifun-M anticommando vehicle
 
Strategic Missile Force to get simulator of advanced Taifun-M anticommando vehicle 640 001
The Russian Strategic Missile Force will receive a latest simulator of the Taifun-M anticommando armored vehicle, according to the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office.
 

Belarusian multiple-launch rocket system MLRS Polonez enters in service in artillery brigade
 
Belarusian multiple-launch rocket system MLRS Polonez enters in service in artillery brigade 640 001
The multiple-launch rocket system (MRLS) Polonez is now part of the arsenal of the 336th missile artillery brigade of the Belarusian army, BelTA has learned.
 

 Japan to deploy Type 3 missile system on islands in Okinawa Prefecture
 
Japan to deploy Type 3 missile system on islands in Okinawa Prefecture 640 001
According to The Japan News, The japanese government intends to deploy an upgraded version of a surface-to-air missile with enhanced interception capabilities on the Nansei Islands to reinforce the air defense of remote islands, including the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
 

US Army and multinational partners train Ukrainian Armed Forces to improve their capability
 
US Army and multinational partners train Ukrainian Armed Forces to improve their capability 640 001
The Ukrainian army, with the assistance of U.S. and multinational partners, continues to strive to improve the capability and capacity within its armed forces. Approximately 20 Ukrainian cadre recently completed their first rotation training Ukrainian Soldiers on individual combat skills at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center. The training is part of the ongoing operations of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine. The JMTG-U mission is focused on building a sustainable, enduring combat training center here. Part of this mission includes building training capacity quickly through the consolidation and resourcing of dedicated training cadre.
 

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