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December 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Tata Motors received order for 1,542 Sumo Gold tactical vehicles from Indian police agencies
 
Indian vehicles manufacturer Tata Motors recently announced that it has received an order for 1542 SUMO GOLD utility vehicles from various Police & law enforcement agencies across India. As one of the country's largest selling utility vehicles, the Sumo Gold is one of the most powerful entry-level utility vehicles, conceived keeping in mind comfort and robust all-round performance.
Indian vehicles manufacturer Tata Motors recently announced that it has received an order for 1542 SUMO GOLD utility vehicles from various Police & law enforcement agencies across India. As one of the country's largest selling utility vehicles, the Sumo Gold is one of the most powerful entry-level utility vehicles, conceived keeping in mind comfort and robust all-round performance.
Friday, December 19, 2014 10:28 AM
 

Inkas Vehicles will have the largest manufacturing facility for armoured vehicles in Dubai UAE
 
Inkas Vehicles – a manufacturer of armoured transport and special purpose vehicles based in Dubai Investments Park (DIP), will set up another manufacturing facility in the business park at an investment of Dh55 million, said a press statement.
Inkas Vehicles – a manufacturer of armoured transport and special purpose vehicles based in Dubai Investments Park (DIP), will set up another manufacturing facility in the business park at an investment of Dh55 million, said a press statement.
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Friday, December 19, 2014 08:30 AM
 

 Ukrainian Defense Ministry to get AN/TPQ-49 Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar in early 2015
 
Ukroboronprom State Concern has signed a contract with U.S.-based Defense Technology Inc. on the delivery of AN/TPQ-49 anti-mortar radars for the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, reported Interfax yesterday. According to the press service of Ukroboronprom, the contract for the supply of these radars was signed by Ukrinmash (part of Ukroboronprom).
Ukroboronprom State Concern has signed a contract with U.S.-based Defense Technology Inc. on the delivery of AN/TPQ-49 anti-mortar radars for the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, reported Interfax yesterday. According to the press service of Ukroboronprom, the contract for the supply of these radars was signed by Ukrinmash (part of Ukroboronprom).
Friday, December 19, 2014 09:30 AM
 

US Army orders 256 Oshkosh's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles trucks and trailers
 
Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation company, will produce 256 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) trucks and trailers for the U.S. Army following a $67 million order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC). Deliveries will occur from 2015 to 2016.
Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation company, will produce 256 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) trucks and trailers for the U.S. Army following a $67 million order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC). Deliveries will occur from 2015 to 2016.

Friday, December 19, 2014 09:00 AM
 

 Indian Defence minister cleared proposals for military equipment worth $700 mn
 
Indian Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday cleared proposals to buy military equipment worth $700 mn, including four survey vessels for the navy for $367 mn. Chairing the second meeting of the defence acquisition council (DAC) after taking over as defence minister, Parrikar approved projects relating to upgrade of the army’s electronic warfare equipment and the P-7 heavy drop platform for delivering combat payloads in the battlefield.
Indian Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday cleared proposals to buy military equipment worth $700 mn, including four survey vessels for the navy for $367 mn. Chairing the second meeting of the defence acquisition council (DAC) after taking over as defence minister, Parrikar approved projects relating to upgrade of the army’s electronic warfare equipment and the P-7 heavy drop platform for delivering combat payloads in the battlefield. Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:31 AM
 

Nigerian armed forces take delivery of 1,000 Polish-made Beryl M762 7.62mm assault rifles
 
The Polish Defense Company Firearms Lucznik-Radom will supply a total of 1,000 Beryl M762 7,62mm caliber assault rifles to the Nigerian Armed Forces. The agreement includes also maintenance kits and training for the Nigerian army soldiers.
The Polish Defense Company Firearms Lucznik-Radom will supply a total of 1,000 Beryl M762 7,62mm caliber assault rifles to the Nigerian Armed Forces. The agreement includes also maintenance kits and training for the Nigerian army soldiers.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:06 AM
 

 Tata Motors currently developing new military vehicles with fighting capabilities
 
Leading auto manufacturer Tata Motors is in the process of developing vehicles for the defence sector, which are capable of carrying weapons. "We have successfully tested the vehicles meant for defence sector. We only need some time to complete more tests required for standard and quality," A B Lall, plant head of the Jamshedpur unit of Tata Motors, said Wednesday.
Leading auto manufacturer Tata Motors is in the process of developing vehicles for the defence sector, which are capable of carrying weapons. "We have successfully tested the vehicles meant for defence sector. We only need some time to complete more tests required for standard and quality," A B Lall, plant head of the Jamshedpur unit of Tata Motors, said Wednesday.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:50 AM
 

 Belarus to get four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia in 2015
 
The Belarusian army will get four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia next year, Russian ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in Minsk on Wednesday, December 17. Russia also plans to increase the number of combat aircraft deployed in Belarus to 12, and the number of trainer aircraft to two. “And the first wing of four military helicopters Mi-8 will bolster the on-duty forces in the Belarusian airspace,” the diplomat said.
The Belarusian army will get four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia next year, Russian ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in Minsk on Wednesday, December 17. Russia also plans to increase the number of combat aircraft deployed in Belarus to 12, and the number of trainer aircraft to two. “And the first wing of four military helicopters Mi-8 will bolster the on-duty forces in the Belarusian airspace,” the diplomat said. Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:09 AM
 

IAI's Heron unmanned aerial system selected by South Korean armed forces
 
The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of the Republic of Korea has announced yesterday, December 17, its selection of Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Heron Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for the corps-level UAV upgrade project.
The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of the Republic of Korea has announced yesterday, December 17, its selection of Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Heron Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for the corps-level UAV upgrade project.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 09:25 AM
 

US Department of Defense to provide Iraq with 250 MRAPs for helping in fight against Islamic State
 
According to an official statement, the US Department of Defense plans to provide the Iraqi National Security Forces with 250 MRAPs for helping in fight against Islamic State. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, confirmed last Friday the MRAP deal, which would be done as part of its “Excess Defense Articles” program.
According to an official statement, the US Department of Defense plans to provide the Iraqi National Security Forces with 250 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles for helping in fight against Islamic State. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, confirmed last Friday the MRAPs deal, which would be done as part of its “Excess Defense Articles” program.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:09 PM
 

 Samsung Techwin signs deal for delivering 120 K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers to Poland
 
A South Korean defense company is to finalize a deal to sell its indigenous self-propelled howitzers to Poland, military officials said Wednesday. Under the US$320 million deal, Samsung Techwin Co. will export 120 of the K-9 self-propelled howitzers to Huta Stalowa Wola, the Polish public defense company, a military official said.
A South Korean defense company is to finalize a deal to sell its indigenous self-propelled howitzers to Poland, military officials said Wednesday. Under the US$320 million deal, Samsung Techwin Co. will export 120 of the K-9 self-propelled howitzers to Huta Stalowa Wola, the Polish public defense company, a military official said.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:35 AM
 

 Harris Corporation wins contract to deliver Falcon III tactical radios to Australian armed forces
 
Harris Corporation has received a $38 million order to deliver Falcon III® tactical radios that will provide Australia’s armed forces with reliable and secure Type-1 tactical voice and data communications. The order was awarded by the Defence Materiel Organisation of the Australian Department of Defence to support project JP2097.
Harris Corporation has received a $38 million order to deliver Falcon III® tactical radios that will provide Australia’s armed forces with reliable and secure Type-1 tactical voice and data communications. The order was awarded by the Defence Materiel Organisation of the Australian Department of Defence to support project JP2097.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:51 AM
 

 Poland's defense companies create consortium for future Narew short-range air defense system
 
Polish defence companies announced last week the establishement of a consortium in order to join the technical dialogue, announced by the Armaments Inspectorate of the Ministry of National Defence (MON), in the programme aimed at obtaining the “Narew” short-range rocket missile system by the Polish Armed Forces.
Polish defence companies announced last week the establishement of a consortium in order to join the technical dialogue, announced by the Armaments Inspectorate of the Ministry of National Defence (MON), in the programme aimed at obtaining the “Narew” short-range rocket missile system by the Polish Armed Forces.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 09:59 AM
 

Nexter & Hydrema signed agreement for Danish armored personnel carrier replacement program
 
In the presence of the French Ambassador to Denmark, M. François Zimeray, Philippe Burtin, CEO of Nexter, and Jan Werner Jensen, CEO of Hydrema signed today a partnership agreement concerning the Danish Armoured Personnel Carrier replacement program (APC-R), strongly confirming Nexter’s declared commitment to industrial cooperation with Denmark.
In the presence of the French Ambassador to Denmark, M. François Zimeray, Philippe Burtin, CEO of Nexter, and Jan Werner Jensen, CEO of Hydrema signed today a partnership agreement concerning the Danish Armoured Personnel Carrier replacement program (APC-R), strongly confirming Nexter’s declared commitment to industrial cooperation with Denmark.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 05:24 PM
 

Rheinmetall to provide US armed forces with M1110 training cartridges and 66mm smoke grenades
 
Rheinmetall has won a multimillion-dollar ammunition contract from the US armed forces. The Department of the Navy recently announced the award of three framework contracts worth a total of $127.8 million (€95.7 million) to American Rheinmetall Munitions, Inc. (ARM) – a wholly owned US subsidiary of Germany’s Rheinmetall Defence AG – for advanced infantry and screening smoke munitions.
Rheinmetall has won a multimillion-dollar ammunition contract from the US armed forces. The Department of the Navy recently announced the award of three framework contracts worth a total of $127.8 million (€95.7 million) to American Rheinmetall Munitions, Inc. (ARM) – a wholly owned US subsidiary of Germany’s Rheinmetall Defence AG – for advanced infantry and screening smoke munitions.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:38 AM
 

Russian Armed Forces achieve massive surprise drills in Kaliningrad region
 
The Russian military has concluded a massive surprise drill in the Kaliningrad region to test the combat readiness of some 9,000 troops and 642 vehicles, including tactical Iskander-M ballistic missile systems rapidly deployed from the mainland.
The Russian military has concluded a massive surprise drill in the Kaliningrad region to test the combat readiness of some 9,000 troops and 642 vehicles, including tactical Iskander-M ballistic missile systems rapidly deployed from the mainland.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:01 AM
 

US Missile Defense Agency explores new ground-based sites for East Coast protection
 
US Missile Defense Agency announced that a comprehensive study for a new ground-based missile defense site on the East Coast of the United States is being conducted, reported today RIA Novosti. A comprehensive study for a new ground-based missile defense site on the East Coast of the United States is being conducted to address the potential threat of attacks, the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has announced.
US Missile Defense Agency announced that a comprehensive study for a new ground-based missile defense site on the East Coast of the United States is being conducted, reported today RIA Novosti. A comprehensive study for a new ground-based missile defense site on the East Coast of the United States is being conducted to address the potential threat of attacks, the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has announced. Tuesday, December 16, 2014 09:17 AM
 

  Israel Defense Forces to initiate procurement for new precision guidance fuzes for artillery shells
 
The Israel Defense Forces Ground Arm has decided to complete the development process and initiate procurement in the context of the "precision artillery shell" project. Israeli MAFAT, IMOD's Weapon System & Future Technological Infrastructure Research & Development Administration, had initially supported two primary projects of precision guidance fuzes for artillery shells: the Top Gun by IAI and the Silver Bullet by Rokar, a subsidiary of BAE Systems.
The Israel Defense Forces has decided to complete the development process and initiate procurement in the context of the "precision artillery shell" project. Israeli MAFAT, IMOD's Weapon System & Future Technological Infrastructure Research & Development Administration, had initially supported two primary projects of precision guidance fuzes for artillery shells: the Top Gun by IAI and the Silver Bullet by Rokar, a subsidiary of BAE Systems. Monday, December 15, 2014 10:57 AM
 

Oshkosh Defense wins contract for upgrading US Army's MRAP All Terrain Vehicles 
 
Oshkosh Defense LLC, a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services, was awarded a $32,329,430 contract for the upgrade and reset of 300 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) of the US Army.Work will be performed at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Army Contracting Command, Tank and Automotive, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
Oshkosh Defense LLC, a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services, was awarded a $32,329,430 contract for the upgrade and reset of 300 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) of the US Army.Work will be performed at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Monday, December 15, 2014 10:07 AM
 

United States Army released a final version for the Joint Light Tactical JLTV program
 
After releasing several draft requests for proposals for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the US Army released a final version on Friday, December 12, 2014, clearing the way for contenders AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Defense to submit proposals
After releasing several draft requests for proposals for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the US Army released a final version on Friday, December 12, 2014, clearing the way for contenders AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Defense to submit proposals
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Monday, December 15, 2014 09:01 AM
 

British soldiers will be sent to Iraq to train Kurdish and Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State
 
British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that hundreds of British troops will be sent to Iraq next month to train local Kurdish and Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Fallon says the British service personnel will be training Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from January.
British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that hundreds of British troops will be sent to Iraq next month to train local Kurdish and Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Fallon says the British service personnel will be training Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from January.
Sunday, December 14, 2014 08:44 AM
 

U.S. FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank guided missile enters in service with Estonian army
 
The Estonian Defense Ministry added the FGM-148 Javelin weapon system, a one-man portable rocket launcher, to its military's arsenal following the signing of a sales contract during ceremony at the Ministry of Defense building, here, Nov. 18.
The Estonian Defense Ministry added the FGM-148 Javelin weapon system, a one-man portable rocket launcher, to its military's arsenal following the signing of a sales contract during ceremony at the Ministry of Defense building, here, Nov. 18.
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Saturday, December 13, 2014 01:00 PM
 

NATO and Afghan Government have signed an agreement for non-combat mission in Afghanistan
 
Amid ongoing violence in Afghanistan, the United Nations Security Council December, 12, 2014, welcomed the agreement between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Afghan Government to establish a new non-combat, training, advisory and assistance mission, which would begin operation in January 2015.
Amid ongoing violence in Afghanistan, the United Nations Security Council December, 12, 2014, welcomed the agreement between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Afghan Government to establish a new non-combat, training, advisory and assistance mission, which would begin operation in January 2015.
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Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:55 AM
 

Ukrinmash of Ukraine has signed an agreement with Barrett to supply weapons to Ukrainian army
 
Ukrainian company Ukrinmash, the main exporting arm of the state defense manufacturer Ukroboroprom, has signed an agreement with the US company Barrett Firearms on supplies of weapons for the needs of the national Security Service and the National Guard, Ukroboronprom said on Friday, December 12, 2014.
Ukrainian company Ukrinmash, the main exporting arm of the state defense manufacturer Ukroboroprom, has signed an agreement with the US company Barrett Firearms on supplies of weapons for the needs of the national Security Service and the National Guard, Ukroboronprom said on Friday, December 12, 2014.
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Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:17 AM
 

Ministry of Defence from Denmark has received final offers to replace its fleet of M113 armoured
 
The Ministry of Defence from Denmark has received final offers from four European manufacturers to replace M113 tracked armoured vehicle personnel carrier currently in service with the Danish armed forces. BAE Systems Hagglunds has offered its CV90 Armadillo, while Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) and General Dynamics European Land Systems have pitched its G5 protected mission module carrier (PMMC) and ASCOD vehicle respectively.
The Ministry of Defence from Denmark has received final offers from four European manufacturers to replace M113 tracked armoured vehicle personnel carrier currently in service with the Danish armed forces. BAE Systems Hagglunds has offered its CV90 Armadillo, while Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) and General Dynamics European Land Systems have pitched its G5 protected mission module carrier (PMMC) and ASCOD vehicle respectively. Friday, December 12, 2014 01:39 PM
 

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