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

Azerbaijan has signed a contract with Israel to purchase Iron Dome air defense system
 
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According Israeli newspaper website The Jerusalem Post, Azerbaijan has signed a contract with Israel to purchase the Iron Dome air defense system. The Iron Dome is in service with the Israeli Defense Forces since 2011, it successfully intercepted several Grad Rockets that were fired from the Gaza Strip at Southern Israel.
 

Ukroboronprom from Ukraine launches new modernized BMP-2 IFV named BMP-1UMD
 
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The Ukrainian State Company Ukroboronprom has launched a new modernized version of the Soviet-made IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) BMP-2, called BMP-1UMD "Myslyvets", Hunter. The vehicle is fitted with a new power pack and a new turret. The BMP-1UMD was unveiled in October 2016 during the “Arms and Security”, defense exhibition in Kiev, Ukraine.
 

Thales awarded military Identifaction Friend or Foe Systems contract in Japan
 
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In 2016, Thales has been awarded a contract by Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) to deliver IFF interrogators equipment (Identification Friend or Foe) with Mode 5, the latest US/NATO standard. IFF equipment provides the ability to distinguish between allied forces and potential threats, helping avoid 'friendly fire' and enabling quicker decision making.
 

New battalion of 700 Chinese UN peacekeepers will be deployed in South Sudan
 
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A new 700-member Chinese United Nations peacekeeping infantry battalion will be in place in South Sudan within a week, China's Defense Ministry said on Friday, December 16, 2016. The new peacekeeping force will take over the duties of the previous Chinese troops stationed in the capital Juda since December last year
 

Germany has donated 25 Marder 1A3 IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicles to Jordan Armed Forces
 
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According a statement released to the Jordan armed Forces website, Germany has donated a first batch of 16 Marder 1A3 to the Jordanian army. A total of 25 vehicles will be delivered. The Marder 1A3 is an Infantry Fight Vehicle (IFV) manufactured in Germany by Rheinmetall Landsysteme.
 

Turkish Company BMC to deliver Kirpi MRAP vehicles to Tunisia and Pakistan
 
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According the Turkish newspaper website Aksam, the Turkish Company will continue to deliver Kirpi MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle to Tunisia. The vehicle will also be produced for Pakistan. In 2014, it was announced a first delivery of Kirpi vehicles to Tunisia.
 

Russia will be equipped with RS-28 Sarmat new intercontinental ballistic missile in 2019 - 2020
 
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The Russian Strategic Missile Forces will receive Sarmat complexes in 2019-2020, Commander of the forces Colonel-General Sergei Karakaev told reporters. The RS-28 Sarmat is a new Russian-made intercontinental ballistic missile in development since 2009.
 

BAE Systems rolls out first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle AMPV
 
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BAE Systems today rolled out the first prototype Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) to the U.S. Army during a ceremony at the company’s York, Pennsylvania facility. The AMPV provides the Army with enhanced mobility, survivability, force protection, and combat superiority.
 

Uralvagonzavod from Russia to deliver PRP-4A artillery reconnaissance vehicles to Russian army
 
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The Rubtsovsk Affiliate of Russia’s Uralvagonzavod Corporation has fulfilled the 2016 Russian defense order ahead of schedule with the delivery of PRP-4A and BMP-2 IFV, the enterprise’s press office said.The PRP-4A is used to perform reconnaissance and observation missions for artillery units.
 

Armenia has joined Russian-Belarusian CIS air defense systems
 
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Armenia has joined Russian-Belarusian interstate financial and industrial group Defensive Systems, the Armenian Defense Ministry told TASS. Military cooperation between Armenia and Russia is based on both states being members of the military alliance as well as participants in the Joint CIS Air Defense System.
 

MBDA carries out successful tests with Enforcer lightweight missile
 
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MBDA has successfully tested the lightweight missile, known as Enforcer, as part of its ongoing development programme. The multinational Enforcer team scored several highly accurate hits during guided firings carried out at the trials facility of the German Bundeswehr’s Technical Center for Weapons and Ammunition 91 in November 2016.
 

U.S. foreign sale contract for recapitalization of 218 M1A2 main battle tanks of Kuwait
 
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The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for recapitalization of 218 M1A2 tanks and related equipment, support, and training. The estimated cost is $1.7 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 12, 2016.
 

Renault Trucks Defense will deliver more than 400 Special Forces vehicles to the French Army
 
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Renault Trucks Defense will deliver new 4x4 combat vehicles to the Special Forces units of the French Army. In December 2015, French army has signed a contract with Renault Trucks Defense for the delivery of 202 PLFS (poids lourds des forces spéciales - Special Forces Heavy Vehicle) and 241 VLFS '(véhicules légers des forces spéciale- Special Forces Light Vehicle) especially designed for Special Forces.
 

BAE Systems rolls out first Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 to U.S. Marine Corps
 
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BAE Systems rolled out the first of 16 Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 prototypes to the U.S. Marine Corps in a ceremony today at the company’s York, Pennsylvania facility. BAE Systems’ ACV 1.1 offering is a fully amphibious, ship-launchable and ship-recoverable 8x8 wheeled combat vehicle.
 

Russian armed forces have created a new superlight infantry battalion equipped with UAZ Patriot
 
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A superlight infantry battalion has been formed in the Samara Region. It is unique as far as the Russian Armed Forces are concerned. The unit shall operate UAZ Patriot wheeled vehicles mounting Kalashnikov machineguns, the press office of the Central Military District told journalists.
 

First Amphibious Combat Vehicle based on Iveco Defence Vehicles rolled out to the U.S. Marines
 
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The first of 16 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) 1.1 prototypes has been rolled out by BAE Systems to the U.S. Marine Corps in a ceremony today at the company’s York, Pennsylvania facility. The ACV 1.1 offering is a fully amphibious, ship launch-able and recoverable 8x8 wheeled combat platform.
 

Lockheed Martin successfully tested TACMS Tactical Missile System launched from HIMARS
 
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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully tested a second modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile in a flight at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The test follows closely behind the successful first flight of a modernized TACMS in late October. Five more flight tests are planned in coming months for the modernized TACMS program.
 

Cuba has signed a defense cooperation program with Russia until 2020
 
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Russia and Cuba signed a program of technology cooperation in the defense sector until 2020. The document was inked at a meeting of the Russian-Cuban intergovernmental commission in Havana by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Vice President of Cuba’s Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz.
 

New factory to manufacture AK-103 assault rifle to be commissioned in Venezuela in 2019
 
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Problems with building the Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifle manufacturing plant have been resolved, and the plant will be put into operation in 2019, Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin told journalists in the wake of a session of the Russian-Venezuelan High-Level Commission.
 

Philippines is interested to cooperate with Russia in the fields of defense and security
 
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The Philippines is interested in cooperating with Russia in the defense and security spheres but it is not discussing participation in military alliances in Asia Pacific, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said in the wake of his talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
 

Iran has increased the number of its ballistic missiles with more precision-striking capability
 
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Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that the country has increased the number of its ballistic missiles, while increasing their precision-striking capability.
 

Around 150 British soldiers to be deployed to Iraq in support the international fight against Daesh
 
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Around 150 British soldiers of the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (2 LANCS) have begun deploying to Iraq in support the international fight against Daesh.The Secretary of State for Defence, The Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP, said the Lancashire-based battalion are helping to make Britain safer.
 

Minotor Company from Belarus has developed new light tracked multipurpose vehicle Breeze
 
Minotor Company from Belarus has developed new light tracked multipurpose vehicle Breeze 640 001 The Belarusian Minotor-Service Company has developed a new light tracked multipurpose armoured vehicle called Breeze presented for the first time at the International Military Technical Forum Army-2016 which was held near Moscow (Russia) in September 2016.
 

Renault Trucks Defense from France to deliver 3,700 VLTP-NV 4x4 tactical vehicles to French army
 
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The French Company Renault Trucks Defense has announced, Thursday, December 8, 2016, a contract for the delivery of 3,700 unprotected 4x4 light tactical vehicles to the French Army. The vehicle called VLTP-NP (Véhicule Léger Tactique Polyvalent Non Protégé - Non-Protected Light Multirole Tactical Vehicle) for the French army project will replace the old Peugeot P4 4x4 tactical vehicle.
 

Turkey has tested local-made HISAR-O medium-altitude air defense missile system
 
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According the Turkish Anadolu News website, Turkey’s defense minister last week reviewed a test launch of the Turkish-made Hisar-O medium-altitude air defense missile. This flight test of the Hisar-O was performed under a project to meet the Turkish Land Forces with a new air defense missile system.
 

U.S. law enforcement agencies have purchased Russian-made Osa non-lethal pistol
 
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U.S. law enforcement agencies have purchased Osa pistols developed by Russia’s Applied Chemistry Research Institute, the press office of Tekhmash Group told TASS. The OSA pistol is Russian-made non-lethal weapon that can be used as flare gun, flashbang gun or starting pistol.
 

Russian airborne force academy has received BMD-4M and BTR-MDM airborne armored vehicles
 
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Joint training of battalion and company task forces augmented with tank and rocket artillery units reporting to the military districts, Northern Fleet units and forward air controllers will be the feature of the new academic year of the Airborne Force, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office has told journalists.
 

Australian army performs trial tests with BAE Systems AMV35 and Rheinmetall Boxer 8x8 armored
 
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Australian armed forces has launched trial tests with the BAE Systems AMV35 and the Rheinmetall Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicle, one of the the combat vehicle that could replace the ASLAV armoured vehicle and the M113AS4 tracked armoured vehicle personnel carrier in the LAND 400 project of Australian Army.
 

NIMR N35 4x4 armored and SOV Special Forces vehicles entered in service with UAE Army
 
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According TheNational United Arab Emirates (UAE) newspaper website, NIMR has delivered two new combat vehicles the N35 4x4 mine protected vehicle and the Ajban-class Special Operations Vehicle (SOV) to the UAE armed forces. These vehicles were displayed for the first time during the UAE’s National Day parade on December 5, 2016.
 

United States could approve Foreign Military Sale of 178 Stryker 8x8 armoured vehicles for Peru
 
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The State Department of United States has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Peru for Reconditioned Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles and related support, equipment, and training. The estimated cost is $668 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 2, 2016.
 

A third Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion has been deployed in South Sudan
 
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China despatched the first 120 of a 700-member peacekeeping infantry battalion to Juba, capital of South Sudan on Dec. 4. The remainder of the infantry battalion, which has been assigned to a 12-month United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission, will leave in five separate groups.
 

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