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

 Saudi Arabia to purchase M1A2S Abrams Main Battle Tanks and M88Al/A2 HERCULES
 
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The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for M1A2S Saudi Abrams Main Battle Tanks and M88Al/A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System (HERCULES) Armored Recovery Vehicles (ARV), equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $1.15 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 8, 2016.
 

Air defense unit armed with S-400 Triumph to hold life-fire drills in Siberia
 
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An air defense unit armed with S-400 Triumph (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) long-range air defense systems (ADS) will hold the life-fire drills at a range in Buryatia (Eastern Siberia) in September 2016, according to the press department of the Eastern Military District (EMD).
 

Raytheon awarded $129 mn contract for TOW missiles for US, Morocco and Bahrain armed forces
 
Raytheonawarded 129 mn contract for TOW missiles for US Morocco and Bahrain armed forces 640 001
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $129,429,079 modification (P00047) to a foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-12-C-0265 for procurement of tube launched optically tracked wireless guided missiles (TOW) for the Marine Corps, Army, and foreign military customers Bahrain and Morocco.
 

Saab receives order from Swedish Defence Material Administration for Carl-Gustaf ammunition
 
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Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for deliveries of Carl-Gustaf ammunition to the Swedish Army. The order value amounts to approximately SEK122 million ($14.2 million) and final delivery will take place during 2017
 

Kupol to develop Arctic variant of Tor-M2 SAM system
 
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Russia`s JSC Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol (a subsidiary of the Almaz-Antey Concern) is developing the Arctic variant of the Tor-M2 (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, according to the No.31603940773 notification published on the state acquisitions website.
 

South Korean Marine Corps has test fire Spike NLOS anti-tank guided missile from SandCat vehicle
 
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In July 2016, The South Korean army has test fire the Israeli Spike anti-tank guided missile from the SandCat vehicle. According the SIPRI Arms Transfers, South Korea has purchased 4 SandCat vehicles and 67 Spike-NLOS in 2011 with the delivery in 2013.
 

India intends to launch production of Russian BMP-3 IFVs under license
 
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Russia`s JSC Rosoboronexport (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) and an Indian producer of railroad hardware, Texmaco Rail and Engineering (TRI) have signed the agreement on the developing and manufacturing of military hardware intended for the Indian Armed Forces, according to the press department of TRI.
 

U.S. National Guard of Vermont and Massachusetts receive new M777A2 & M119A3 howitzers
 
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Working with Picatinny Arsenal, Vermont and Massachusetts U.S. National Guard Soldiers fired live rounds with new M777A2 and M119A3 Howitzers at Joint Base McGuire-Dix on July 27. The live-fire exercise marked the conclusion of an 18-day training, in which new equipment training (NET) instructors taught members of both National Guards how to use these howitzers.
 

United States to deploy 400 addtional troops in Iraq from the 101st Airborne Division
 
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The U.S. Department of the Army announced today, August 5, 2016, the deployment of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with approximately 400 soldiers to Iraq this summer in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
 

Russia`s NBCR Protection Troops to get UGV units
 
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Russia`s Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, and Radiological (NBCR) Protection Troops (Russian acronym: RKhBZ) will incorporate the units equipped with unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), according to the service`s Commander, Lieutenant General Eduard Cherkasov.
 

BMC, Rheinmetall and Etika Strategi form a joint venture for armored vehicles development
 
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Armoured Vehicles manufacturers from Turkey, Germany and Malaysia to establish partnership to expand their markets. BMC, Rheinmetall AG and the Malaysian company Etika Strategi announced their intention to form a Turkey-based joint venture with a view to cooperation in armored vehicles solutions. This joint venture will mainly focus on wheeled and tracked armored vehicles, the companies said.
 

Nicaragua has received a first batch of 20 Russian T-72B1 main battle tanks
 
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Nicaragua has received a batch of Russian T-72B1 main battle tanks (MBT), according to a source in the Russian defense industry. The T-72B1 is a modernized version of the T-72 main battle tank, featuring a new engine and main gun, additional armor protection and advanced fire control system among other improvements, which makes its characteristics comparable to those of a more modern T-90 tank.
 

Vietnam could order a batch of BMP-3F Russian amphibious armoured infantry fighting vehicles
 
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Vietnam may order a batch of Russian amphibious vehicles BMP-3F, according to a source in the Russian defense industry. The BMP-3F Marines fighting vehicle is based on the BMP-3 IFV. It was designed to increase fire power, mobility and protection of Infantry Naval Forces.
 

Russia defense industry works on the design of the next generation of Nerekhta robotic system
 
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Russia’s Advanced Research Foundation is currently working on the design of the Nerekhta-2 robotic system, Foundation Deputy CEO Igor Denisov said. A self-contained grouping of ground-based robotic systems is expected to be made as part of the project, Denisov added.
 

First prototype of laser weapons have been made operational with Russia's Armed Forces
 
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The first prototype laser weapons have been made operational with Russia’s Armed Forces, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said. Borisov made this statement on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Russian Federal Nuclear Center - All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF).
 

Russia to open a workshop in West Siberia to assemble Angara carrier rocket
 
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A workshop to assemble Angara carrier rocket modules will be opened on the premises of the Polyot Enterprise in the Omsk Region in West Siberia in September, Regional Governor Viktor Nazarov said. The Polyot Enterprise is a subsidiary of Russia’s Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center.
 

Orbital ATK Signs $69 Million Contract to Produce Artillery Precision Guidance Kits Through 2019
 
Orbital ATK Signs 69 Million Contract to Produce Artillery Precision Guidance Kits Through 2019 640 001
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that the company has received a $69 million contract that exercises a second option from the U.S. Government to produce artillery precision guidance kits (PGK) for the U.S. military. PGK-fuzed projectiles allow battlefield commanders to more safely employ artillery with greater accuracy and less risk of collateral damage.
 

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