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

Russian UGVs Unmanned Ground Vehicles Soratnik and Nerehta took part in military exercises 13112163

Russian UGVs Unmanned Ground Vehicles Soratnik and Nerehta took part in military exercises
 
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Russian UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles) Soratnik and Nerehta took part in military exercises outside of Moscow, practicing reconnaissance and fire support for Russian army mechanized infantry unit. The drones took part for the first time in operational drills with the Central Command of the Russian Ground Forces.
 

Turkish Armed Forces will take delivery of Anka-S Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in 2017 13112162

Turkish Armed Forces will take delivery of Anka-S Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in 2017
 
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According the newspaper website "Daily Sabah", the Turkish Armed Forces will take delivery of Anka-S Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in the beginning of next year d is planned to be completed by 2018. The Anka is a family of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for the requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces.
 

Russia to equip MBT T-72 and T-90 with T-14 Armata's fire control system components 73012162

Russia to equip MBT T-72 and T-90 with T-14 Armata's fire control system components
 
Russia to equipe MBT T-72 and T-90 with T-14 Armata fire control system components Russian main battle tanks T-72 and T-90 will be equipped with sophisticated components of the fire control system used by the T-14 tank based on the Armata chassis, e.g. the autotracker and computing unit, according to the Izvestia daily newspaper.
 

Israeli Company Rafael demonstrated its Spike SR missile to international military delegations 13012161

Israeli Company Rafael demonstrated its Spike SR missile to international military delegations
 
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Israeli Company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. hosted last month a group of some 15 delegations from countries around the world for a first-ever international demonstration of Spike SR – a Short Range precise, tactical missiles for ranges of up to 1500 m.
 

ASVK sniper system to be delivered to Russian Western Military District's reconnaissance unit in 2017 73012161

ASVK sniper system to be delivered to Russian Western Military District's reconnaissance unit in 2017
 
ASVK sniper system to delivered Russian Western Military District reconnaissance unit in 2017 Snipers of the Western Military District’s reconnaissance large unit based in the Nizhny Novgorod Region in the Volga area will receive the advanced Kord ASVK sniper system in early 2017, the district’s press office said.
 

Over 60 Tornado-G MLRS and 20 Msta-SM howitzers delivered to Russian Army in 2016 72912163

Over 60 Tornado-G MLRS and 20 Msta-SM howitzers delivered to Russian Army in 2016
 
Over 60 Tornado-G MLRS 20 Msta-SM howitzers delivered to Russia in 2016  001 Over 60 Tornado-G multiple-launch rockets systems (MLRS) and more than 20 Msta-SM howitzers have been delivered to the Russian Army in 2016, the service chief, Colonel General Oleg Salyukov, said at the annual session of the Military Council of the Russian Army’s command element.
 

Russia to deliver tanks, armored vehicles and planes for free to Serbia 72912162

Russia to deliver tanks, armored vehicles and planes for free to Serbia
 
Russia to deliver tanks armored vehicles and planes for free to Serbia 001 Serbia will receive six Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) fighter jets, 30 T-72 tanks and 30 BRDM-2 combat reconnaissance/patrol vehicles from Russia free of charge, Serbia’s Tanjug state-run news agency reported.
 

Indonesian Marine Corps receives four Type 90B Multiple Launch Rocket Systems from China 22912162

Indonesian Marine Corps receives four Type 90B Multiple Launch Rocket Systems from China
 
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According to local sources, the Indonesian Marine Corps (Korps Marinir, or KORMAR) recently took delivery of a batch of four Type 90B 122 mm multiple rocket systems from China. The four artillery systems have been handed over under a contract signed in 2015 between Indonesia and the Chinese defense contractor NORINCO.
 

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the Iranian Army tested their radar systems in joint drill 72912161

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the Iranian Army tested their radar systems in joint drill
 
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Iran’s Army and the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) employed their radar systems in a joint air defense drill underway in southern parts of the country, during the Defenders of Velayat Skies 7.
 

Iran has test-fired local-made Sayyad-3 missiles from Talash air defense system 12812166

Iran has test-fired local-made Sayyad-3 missiles from Talash air defense system
 
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Iran tested its state-of-the-art missile systems in its large-scale air defense drills codenamed Modafe'an-e Aseman-e Velayat 7 in the Southern parts of the country on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. The Iranian-made ‘Sayyad-3’ missiles was test-fired from the Talash air defense system.
 

Azerbaijan has successfully test-fired Israeli-made Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air missile 12812163

Azerbaijan has successfully test-fired Israeli-made Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air missile
 
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Azerbaijan has successfully test-fired the newly developed, Israeli-produced Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missile developed jointly by Israel and India. In May 2016, reports from Azerbaijan has confirmed the purchase of the Barak-8 missile systems from Israel.
 

Infantry units of Russian Arctic Brigade will be equipped with upgraded BTR-82A 8x8 armored APC TASS 12812162

Infantry units of Russian Arctic Brigade will be equipped with upgraded BTR-82A 8x8 armored APC
 
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The infantry units of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Arctic brigade will be equipped with upgraded BTR-82A armored personnel carriers (APC) tailored to the harsh environment of the High North, according to the Izvestia daily. The APCs will have improved climate control ensuring the stable operation of the electronic sights, radios and other sophisticated gear.
 

Japan is seeking to supply Thailand with air defense radar built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp 12712162

Japan is seeking to supply Thailand with air defense radar built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
 
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Japan is seeking to win a contract to supply Thailand with an air defense radar system built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, as it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in the Southeast Asian nation, according to four Japanese government officials and one industry source.
 

Russian armed forces received a batch of Tigr-M armoured with Arbalet-DM weapon station TASS 12712161

Russian armed forces received a batch of Tigr-M armoured with Arbalet-DM weapon station
 
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The Russian armed forces received a batch of multipurpose Tiger-M armored vehicles with remote-controlled combat Arbalet-DM module, Director General of Weaponry Workshops Company which produced the module Dmitry Galkin told TASS.
 

Russian Buk-M2 air defense missile systems assume combat duty in south Russia 52612163

Russian Buk-M2 air defense missile systems assume combat duty in south Russia
 
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A new air defense missile brigade armed with the Buk-M2 (NATO reporting name: SA-17 Grizzly) surface-to-air missile system has been formed in the Krasnodar Territory in south Russia, the Russian Southern Military District’s press office said.
 

Iran has developped Advanced Version of Explosive Reactive Armour 52612162

Iran has developped Advanced Version of Explosive Reactive Armour
 
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According to Iranian news agencies (Tasnim, Fars), Iran has built an explosive reactive armour (ERA) stronger and more advanced than the Kontakt-5 used in T90 tanks.
 

Saab receives order for NLAW Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapon 52612161

Saab receives order for NLAW Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapon
 
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Defence and security company Saab has received an order for deliveries of the anti-tank weapon system NLAW. Deliveries will take place during 2016 and 2017.
 

High record for defense budget of Japan with $44 billion for the fiscal year 2017 12612163

High record for defense budget of Japan with $44 billion for the fiscal year 2017
 
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The Japanese government has approved a record-high defense budget for the fiscal year 2017 with a growing ambition for military expansion. The Japanese defense budget, rising for the fifth straight year since Abe took office in 2012, hit an unprecedented 5.13 trillion yen (around 44 billion U.S. dollars) for the fiscal year starting April 2017.
 

BAE Systems to deliver CV90 IFV fitted with Mjölner 120mm mortar system to Swedish army 12612162

BAE Systems to deliver CV90 IFV fitted with Mjölner 120mm mortar system to Swedish army
 
BAE Systems has received a 575 million SEK ($68 million) contract for the installation of vehicle mounted mortar systems on Swedish Army CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles. The installation of the company’s 120mm mortar system, known as Mjölner, on 40 CV90s will considerably increase the indirect fire capability of the vehicles to support mechanized battalions.
BAE Systems has received a 575 million SEK ($68 million) contract for the installation of vehicle mounted mortar systems on Swedish Army CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles. The installation of the company’s 120mm mortar system, known as Mjölner, on 40 CV90s will considerably increase the indirect fire capability of the vehicles to support mechanized battalions.
 

CV9035 IFVs from Army of Netherlands to be fitted with Israeli IMI Iron Fist active protection system 12612161

CV9035 IFVs from Army of Netherlands to be fitted with Israeli IMI Iron Fist active protection system
 
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BAE Systems has received a contract from the Netherlands for the testing and verification of Active Protection Systems (APS) Iron Fist developed by the Israeli Company IMI (Israeli Military Industries) Systems to put on its CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).
 

China has offered to provide $14 million of small arms and boats to the Philippines for free 12512162

China has offered to provide $14 million of small arms and boats to the Philippines for free
 
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China has offered to provide $14 million worth of small arms and fast boats to the Philippines for free, aiding President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs and fighting terrorism, Manila's defense minister said. China's arms offer came after a U.S. senator has said he would block the sale of 26,000 M4 rifles to the Philippine police due to human rights concern.
 

NATO has approved about $390 million in trust fund to support Afghan armed forces 12412162

NATO has approved about $390 million in trust fund to support Afghan armed forces
 
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NATO has approved about 390 million U.S. dollars in a trust fund implementation plan to support the Afghan force, the organization said in a press release on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. As of June 2016, the total cumulative amount of contributions made to the ANA Trust Fund amounts to over 1.5 billion U.S. dollars.
 

KONGSBERG signs orders to the CROWS program valued US$ 14.5 Million 52312162

KONGSBERG signs orders to the CROWS program valued US$ 14.5 Million
 
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The orders with the U.S. Army are for delivery of Low Profile CROWS («Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station») configuration for the M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank. The orders are related to the CROWS contract signed in August 2012.
 

Lockheed Martin receives $1.45 billion contract for PAC-3 missiles 52312161

Lockheed Martin receives $1.45 billion contract for PAC-3 missiles
 
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The United States and allied military forces will upgrade their missile defense capabilities under a new $1.45 billion contract for production and delivery of Lockheed Martin Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptors.
 

British MoD awards BAE Systems & Rheinmetall to start Challenger 2 tank MBT life extension 12312161

British MoD awards BAE Systems & Rheinmetall to start Challenger 2 tank MBT life extension
 
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The British Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded new contracts to BAE Systems and Rheinmetall Land Systeme GmbH to progress the Challenger 2 MBT (Main Battle Tank) Life Extension Project. The Challenger is in service with the British Army since 1998.
 

QinetiQ enhances position in test and evaluation through acquisition of Meggitt Target Systems

QinetiQ enhances position in test and evaluation through acquisition of Meggitt Target Systems
 
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QinetiQ announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Meggitt Defence Systems Limited and Meggitt Holdings Canada Inc. (together “Meggitt Target Systems”) from Meggitt for £57.5 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis.
 

Ukrainian company AutoKrAZ has developed new command vehicle for Ukrainian armed forces

Ukrainian company AutoKrAZ has developed new command vehicle for Ukrainian armed forces
 
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“AutoKrAZ” has built command vehicle for ground forces of Ukraine to be provided with life support equipment in accordance with Research and Development Plan for this year.
 

Poland to acquire six Pilica Very Short-Range Air Defence System

Poland to acquire six Pilica Very Short-Range Air Defence System
 
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Poland signed a Us$ 180 Mn contract for the delivery of six batteries of the PSR-A Pilica very short-range air defence (VSHORAD) missile-and-gun system from Zaklady Mechaniczne Tarnow (ZMT).
 

Bittium, Leonardo, Thales demonstrate ESSOR High Data Rate Waveform in battlefield conditions

Bittium, Leonardo, Thales demonstrate ESSOR High Data Rate Waveform in battlefield conditions
 
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Bittium, Leonardo and Thales along with the Finnish Defence Forces have demonstrated the capabilities and functionalities of the High Data Rate Waveform (HDRWF) developed in the European ESSOR programme (European Secure Software defined Radio) in battlefield conditions and with a 15 radio node configuration.
 

Ukrainian Tactical Unmanned Multipurpose Vehicle "Phantom" demonstrates its combat capabilities

Ukrainian Tactical Unmanned Multipurpose Vehicle "Phantom" demonstrates its combat capabilities
 
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Tactical unmanned multipurpose vehicle “Phantom” represented by UOP SE “Spetstehnoeksport” – demonstrated its combat capabilities to the senior officials of the National Security and Defense of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
 

Four new Russian Missile Forces with Yars ICBM sytems on combat duty

Four new Russian Missile Forces with Yars ICBM sytems on combat duty
 
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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated that four new regiments of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, were put on combat duty in 2016 said Thursday.
 

Poland has signed a €211 million agreement to purchase Piorun man-portable air defense systems 12212162

Poland has signed a €211 million agreement to purchase Piorun man-portable air defense systems
 
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Poland's Defence Ministry on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, signed a PLN 932 million (EUR 211 million) agreement to purchase 1,300 Piorun (Thunderbolt) short-range anti-aircraft missiles from the Polish Company Mesko company, part of the state-run Polish Armament Group (PGZ).
 

Canada selects the Polaris Defense DAGOR for its Ultra light Combat Vehicle contract (Video)

Canada selects the Polaris Defense DAGOR for its Ultra light Combat Vehicle contract (Video)
 
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Polaris Defense will supply DAGOR vehicles, maintenance and operator training, and spare parts to Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) under the USD$15.5 million contract. Options for additional vehicles are also included.
 

Nerekhta robotic system to be added to Russian special forces’ inventory

Nerekhta robotic system to be added to Russian special forces’ inventory
 
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Russian advanced robotic system Nerekhta will be accepted for service by Russian special forces and scouts, according to the Izvestia daily.
 

Global Clearance Solutions presents first new platform the GCS-100

Global Clearance Solutions presents first new platform the GCS-100
 
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Global Clearance Solutions (GCS) has just released the GCS-100 remotecontrolled Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) platform. Designed to be the most versatile, compact and easy-to-use platform on the market for conducting dangerous, multi-scenario operations, GCS answers to an increasing demand for multi-purpose usability in permanently changing conflict zones around the world.
 

Russia to reinforce military base in Tajikistan with Uragan MLRS battalion

Russia to reinforce military base in Tajikistan with Uragan MLRS battalion
 
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Russia’s 201st military base in Tajikistan will be augmented with an Uragan multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) battalion, Aide to the Central Military District Troops Commander Yaroslav Roshchupkin told TASS.
 

DRDO of India has successfully test-fired Indian-made Nirbhay long-range cruise missile 12112164

DRDO of India has successfully test-fired Indian-made Nirbhay long-range cruise missile
 
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The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India has test-fired the new home-made cruise missile Nirbhay from a defence base off Odisha coast on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Nirbhay is an all-weather, long-range cruise missile capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads with a range from 750 to 1,000 km.
 

The Netherlands to procure 5 KMW Leguan bridge layers 52112162

The Netherlands to procure 5 KMW Leguan bridge layers
 
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On behalf of the Dutch procurement office (DMO), the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) signed an agreement with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for the procurement of five Leguan bridge layer systems on Leopard 2 chassis on 20 December, 2016. The entire procurement plan also includes training simulators, accessory equipment and an option for additional bridge layer systems. The vehicles will be transferred to the Dutch army in 2019 and 2020.
 

Czech Republic purchase Israeli ELM-2084 3D radars to modernize its air defense missile systems 12112163

Czech Republic purchase Israeli ELM-2084 3D radars to modernize its air defense missile systems
 
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The Czech Republic’s defense minister said Wednesday, December 21, 2016, that the Czech armuy has decided to purchase Israeli-made radars ELM-2084 MMR for its military forces. This new radra will be used to upgrade the air defense system of the country.
 

Russia's Strategic Missile Force will take delivery of 12 Taifun-M vehicles in 2017 TASS 12112161

Russia's Strategic Missile Force will take delivery of 12 Taifun-M vehicles in 2017
 
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Russia’s Strategic Missile Force will take delivery of 12 Taifun-M countercommando vehicles in 2017, the branch’s commander, Colonel General Sergei Karakayev, has told journalists.
 

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