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

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.
 

Japan could be interested to acquire American-made THAAD air defense missile system
 
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According some Internet news sources, Japan is considering to purchase the American-made air defense missile system THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense). After South Korea, Japan could be another new foreign country who is interested to deploy the THAAD.
 

U.S. Army soldiers of Fort Carson armored brigade load trains to send military equipment in Europe
 
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US. soldiers from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Fort Carson, Colorado on the way to load trains with military equipment for a deployment in Europe. In fact, the rail-load operations here concluded nearly a week ahead of schedule in what is the first transportation step toward re-establishing a continuous presence of U.S. Army armored brigade combat teams in Europe.
 

Azerbaijan will expand military cooperation with Russia in the next few years
 
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The defense ministries of Russia and Azerbaijan will expand military cooperation also in training Azerbaijani servicemen in Russian military educational establishments, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Colonel-General Zakir Gasanov.
 

Russian navy Special Forces to receive ADS dual-environment assault rifle able to fire under water
 
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Russian Navy special forces have taken on strength the advanced ADS dual-environment assault rifle developed by the Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) in Tula, according to the Izvestia daily. The sophisticated weapon is effective both under water and on land. Unlike the current foreign and Russian underwater weapons firing needle-type ammunition stable in water but inaccurate in the air, the ADS’s unique projectiles remain accurate in both media.
 

European Union plans military spending with some $5.8 billion per year to acquire more weaponry
 
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The European Union Wednesday, November 30, 2016, unveiled their “European Defence Action Plan (EDAP),” which aims at a major military spending increase alliance-wide, with some $5.8 billion a year being set aside to acquire more weaponry, including attack helicopters and drones.
 

The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team of US Army to become armored brigade in 2017
 
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The U.S. Army announced Wednesday, November 30, 2016, that it plans to convert the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) into an armored brigade starting next summer. The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team will add more than 200 armored vehicles as it transitions to the Army's 10th active-duty armored BCT and the 15th in the entire force.
 

Live demonstration Black Blade 2016 European Defence Agency Helicopter Exercise Programme
 
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016, Exercise BLACK BLADE 2016 ended its major training exercises with a live demonstration which was attended by Head of the EDA (European Defence Agency), High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini.
 

Armed Forces of Lithuania to purchase 168 M577 tracked armoured vehicles from Germany
 
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Military units of the Lithuanian Land Force will receive upgraded and well-equipped M577 armoured personnel carriers, second-hand vehicles from the German Armed Forces. Representatives of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence of Germany signed a contract to acquire 168 M577s on November 30, 2016 in Vilnius for a total amount of 1.6 million Euro.
 

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