December  2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russia and India signed an agreement to develop new air defence systems for Indian armed forces
 
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Russia’s major defence company Almaz-Antei and India’s private enterprise Reliance Defence signed an agreement to develop, manufacture and maintain air defence systems and radars for the Indian armed forces, the Reliance Defence company’s press service reports.
 

Ukraine to allocate $4 billion for defense budget next year including new air defense systems
 
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The 2016 Ukrainian defense budget allocates the equivalent of just over USD 4 billion to the entire defence and security sector next year. Next year Ukrainian government plans to purchase advanced radar systems, surveillance drones and ground-to-air defence systems to strengthen security in the skies.
 

Ukraine & Poland will cooperate to develop mortar carrier and howitzer based on T-84 Oplot tank
 
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The State Company Ukroboronprom Corporation and a Polish company will cooperate to develop two self-propelled artillery systems mounted on Ukraine-made T-84 Oplot main batle tank chassis, Ukrinform reports Dec. 28. State Concern "Ukroboronprom" was created in 2010 for management of the Ukrainian enterprises of the military-industrial complex.
 

Russian S-400, S-500 and Vityaz will be equipped with Tuf-MA and Tuf-M2 communication systems
 
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Russia is developing Tuf-MA and Tuf-M2 communication systems for its S-400, S-500 and Vityaz air missile defense systems. The new system will have the possibility of high-frequency tuning for electronic reconnaissance, equipping the defense missiles systems with a higher potential to evade enemy surveillance.
 

Russian Iskander-M launcher system to be equipped with a new secretive missile
 
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Russia's defense industry recently announced the creation of a new missile. According to military expert Igor Korotchenko, the announcement was careful to conceal the new missile's specifications. Russia's new missile for the Iskander-M launcher, said to have been completed on Friday, has some secret characteristics, weapons expert Igor Korotchenko told Sputnik.
 

China approved first counter-terrorism law allowing armed forces to undertake missions overseas   
 
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According to the law approved by China's top legislature on Sunday afternoon, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and China's armed police forces could carry out counterterror missions overseas with the approval of the Central Military Commission.
 

Chinese Army to purchase more weapons and military equipment from local private companies
 
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A number of advanced weapons and military equipment developed by private companies were displayed at a civil-military sectors integration conference in Beijing on Saturday, December 26, 2015. Several private companies involved in the development of weapons and military equipment showed their products including unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, military robots, and cutting-edge materials.
 

Russia to sign an agreement with Armenia to create a Combined Regional Air Defense System
 
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A Russian-Armenian agreement on establishing the Combined Regional Air Defense System in the Caucasian Collective Security Region has been signed in Moscow. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Armenian counterpart Seiran Oganyan signed it after their bilateral meeting.
 

First brigade of Buk-M3 & TOR-M2 air defense systems will be on duty with Russian army in 2016
 
First brigade of Buk-M3 and TOR-M2 air defense systems will be on duty with Russian army in 2016 640 001
The first brigade set of the Buk-M3 medium-range air defense missile system and the Tor-M2 short-range antiaircraft missile complex will arrive for the Russian Army in 2016, Ground Forces Air Defense Commander Lieutenant-General Alexander Leonov said on Friday, December 25, 2015.
 

Russia will deliver to Iran two regiments S-300PMU2 SA-20B Gargoyle air defense missile systems
 
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Russia will deliver two regiment-size set of S-300PMU-2 (NATO reporting name: SA-20B Gargoyle) air defense missile systems worth over $1 billion to Iran before late September 2016, a source in the military technical cooperation sphere told TASS on Friday, December 25, 2015.
 

Russia Strategic Rocket Forces have test fired RS-12M Topol SS-25 ICBM missile
 
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The Topol ballistic missile has been test fired December 24, 2015, from the Kapustin Yar test range in the Astrakhan region, the Russian MoD reported.The RS-12M Topol, NATO reporting name: SS-25 Sickle, is a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile designed in the Soviet Union and in service with Russia's Strategic Rocket Forces.
 

Company Otokar will deliver new Cobra 2 4x4 armored personel carrier to Turkish Security Forces
 
Cobra 2 II Otokar 4x4 APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier Turkey Turkish army equipment defense industry 640 001
According the Turkish Defense Magazine MSI, the security forces of Turkey has announced an order of 47.5 million for the purchase of Cobra 2 4x4 armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by the Turkish Company Otokar. The Cobra 2 was unveiled for the first time to the public during the defense exhibition IDEF in May 2013.
 

 Japan signed its largest defense budget for 2016/17
 
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Japan's defense budget will grow 1.5 percent next year and top 5 trillion yen ($41.4 billion) for the first time, driven by costs for U.S. base relocation and growing personnel expenses, the government's draft budget showed on Thursday.
 

Russia and France military forces to combine efforts against international terrorism
 
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The Russian military is prepared to combine efforts with their French colleagues in fighting the international terrorism, Valery Gerasimov, the head of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff said at the meeting with his French counterpart, Army General Pierre de Villiers.
 

Russia has delivered its S-300 air defense system to Kazakhstan for free
 
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The Russian government has completed the free delivery of its S-300 air defense system to the government of Kazakhstan, according to Russian media reports. The delivery supports the initiative between Moscow and Astana to construct and operate a common aerospace defense system.
 

Philippines signed its biggest Defence budget valued at $63 billion for 2016
 
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Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Tuesday the 3.002 trillion pesos (63 billion U.S. dollars) budget for next year in a ceremony in Malacanang, the presidential palace. Republic Act No. 10717 or the General Appropriations Act of 2016 was the biggest budget in Philippine history and 15.2 percent higher than the 2.606 trillion pesos (55 billion U.S. dollars) budget in 2015.
 

Uruguay army has selected Russian-made RPG-7V2 anti-tank grenade launcher
 
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The Russian-made RPG-7V2 shoulder-fired grenade launcher has won the Uruguayan armed forces’ tender for close combat weapons delivery, a military and diplomatic source said on Wednesday. "During the tender, the Russian-made RPG-7V2 grenade launcher has left behind the German-made Panzerfaust 3 weapon," the source said.
 

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