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

Trust Automation receives order from Lockheed Martin for Motion Control System for Q-53 Radar
 
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Trust Automation, Inc., known for custom actuation systems, motors, and controllers, announced on Tuesday August 9,  its fifth manufacturing contract for the rugged and high tech vehicle automation system they developed for the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) produced by Lockheed Martin. Q-53 is a Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar (CTAR) that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from indirect fire.
 

 Lockheed Martin UK to bid for the upgrade of the British Army’s Challenger 2 main battle tanks
 
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Lockheed Martin UK is to bid for the Ministry of Defence’s contract to upgrade the British Army’s Challenger 2 tanks. In collaboration with Elbit Systems UK, Lockheed Martin UK will submit a proposal to undertake the Life Extension Project (LEP) that will see the main battle tanks in service until 2035.
 

USA Delivers $50 Million in Humvees, Weapons, and Ammunition to the Lebanese Army
 
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On Tuesday August 9, American Ambassador Elizabeth H. Richard presided over a major delivery of U.S. military assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) at the Beirut Port. The shipment, valued at $50 million, provides the LAF with an additional 50 armored Humvees, 40 Howitzer field artillery pieces, 50 MK-19 grenade launchers, and one thousand tons of ammunition, including small, medium, and heavy artillery rounds.
 

 SAAB receives order from KMW for vehicle electronics for Leopard 2 Tank
 
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Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Gmbh regarding development of new vehicle electronics for the Leopard 2 tank. The order value is approximately $15.3 million (SEK130 million). Deliveries will be made during the period 2018–2022.
 

Orbital ATK Awarded Major Contract for Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Target Rockets 
 
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Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, has been awarded a major new contract by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to supply medium-range target rockets to support the testing of the country’s missile defense systems. The company was awarded a development and production contract under the Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Type 3 Configuration 2 (MRBM T3c2) target program, which carries a firm value of $182 million and a total value of up to $400 million if all options are executed.
 

 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
 
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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.
 

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