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

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
 
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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.
 

Lockheed Martin’s Mighty Mini-Missile Successfully Completes Second Flight Test
 
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Lockheed Martin’s Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor was successfully launched in an engineering demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The demonstration on Friday, July 29, was part of the U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center’s (AMRDEC) Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) program.
 

Indonesia Marine Corps took delivery of 9 RM-70 Vampir 122mm MLRS from Czech Republic
 
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The Indonesian Marine Corps took delivery of nine RM-70 Vampir 122mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System), an upgraded version of the Czech RM-70. The system was upgraded by the Czech Company Excalibur Army. Indonesia plans to purchase a total of 36 RM-70 Vampir 122mm MLRS.
 

New version of Russian K-16 and K-17 Bumerang were unveiled during military parade in Smolino.
 
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During a military parade for the 75th anniversary of Russian Ministry of Defense scientific-testing experimental artillery range in Smolino (Nizhny Novgorod region), Russia, a new prototype version of the K-16 APC and K-17 BTR Bumerang armoured vehicles were presented to the public.
 

Israeli Ministry of Defense unveils its new Eitan 8x8 APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier
 
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Today, August 1, 2016, the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) has unveiled a new 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier (APC) called Eitan. According the Israeli MoD, the vehicle will replace the old tracked armoured personnel carrier M113 in service with the Israeli army since many years.
 

Iran has unveiled a new local-made drone to jam enemy communication systems
 
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Iran on Monday, August 1, 2016, unveiled a new home-made drone which is capable of jamming the enemies' communication systems. The drone was displayed in an exhibition of the Iranian Ground Force's latest achievements in Tehran. Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan visited the exhibition on Monday.
 

AM General receives a $ 356 million order for more than 1,600 Humvees
 
AM General receives a 356 million order for more than 1600 Humvees 640 001 AM General, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $356,213,318 contract for 1,259 M1151A1B1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs); and 414 M1152A1B2 Troop Enclosure HMMWVs in support of Afghanistan. The estimated completion date of the contract is July 29, 2017.
 

China donates 27 Tiger 4x4 armoured vehicles and 4 anti-riot vehicles to Bolivian armed forces.
 
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China donates 31 wheeled armoured vehicles to Bolivian armed forces, including 27 4x4 armoured vehicles personnel carrier Tiger manufactured by the Chinese Defense Company Shaanxi Baoji Special Vehicles Manufacturing and four anti-riot vehicles.
 

Canadian Army trains with Allied Forces in Romania during Exercise Saber Guardian
 
Canadian Army trains with Allied Forces in Romania during Exercise Saber Guardian 640 001 Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations.
 

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