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

Russian tank T-90 can defeat most of modern anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM)
 
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The T-90 main battle tank`s (MBT) protection package, which comprises both combined armour plates and Kontakt-5 (Contact V) explosive reactive armour (ERA) can defeat most of modern anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), according to the UralVagonZavod`s (UVZ) Deputy Director General, Vyacheslav Khalitov.
 

Russia continues to be the largest arms supplier to India with a total of $5 billion in the last 3 years 
 
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Russia continues to be the largest arms supplier to India with a total value of agreements exceeding 340 billion rupees (more than $5 billion) over the past three years, the Indian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday, February 29, 2016.
 

Israel awards Merkavim a $27 million contract for armored buses
 
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Israel recently requested from the Merkavim factory 71 bullet resistant vehicles for a total amount of $27 million, due to the continued wave of terrorism in the West Bank and renewed shooting attacks. This is the largest transaction for the purchase of bullet-resistant buses ever in Israel.
 

Eastern Military district of Russia will perform first exercise with new Iskander-M ballistic missile
 
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The missile formation of Russia’s Eastern Military District in the Republic of Buryatia (Siberia) has been alerted for a tactical exercise, the district spokesman Colonel Alexander Gordeyev told reporters on Monday, February 29, 2016. According to him, it is the first exercise involving the formation after it received the Iskander-M tactical missile systems in 2015.
 

Casspir mine protected vehicle has been expanded to accommodate more firepower
 
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The versatility and range of Denel’s Casspir mine-protected vehicles has been expanded to accommodate the firepower requirements of different clients. This will attract the interest of defence clients looking for a versatile and cost-effective family of mine-resistant vehicles.
 

Japan will sign an accord with Philippines to supply military equipment 
 
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Japan will sign an accord with the Philippines to allow Tokyo to supply military equipment to Philippines, the first such Japanese defense pact in the region. A senior Philippine security official said the new pact will pave the way for Japan to sell new military hardware, transfer defense technology, donate used military equipment or provide defense training to Filipino forces.
 

Australia could launch its own military satellites to observe military movement in Asia-Pacific
 
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Australia is thinking of launching military satellites into space to observe military movement in the Asia-Pacific. Australian Defence Force is considering this bold initiative. Australia is ready to use money on enhanced satellite imagery capability, space awareness systems and radars. The naval communications station will carry a US space surveillance telescope as well.
 

Fighter aircrafts F-15 from Saudi Arabia arrived in Turkey to join air campaign against ISIL in Syria
 
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Saudi fighter aircrafts F-15 arrived on Friday, February 26, 2016, at a Turkish base to join the air campaign against Islamic State jihadists in Syria only hours before a ceasefire is to take force, local media reported. Four F-15 jets landed at Incirlik air base in the Adana province in southern Turkey, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.
 

 Deployable laboratory JDEAL is ready for deployment to operations to counter-IED threats
 
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The Joint Deployable Exploitation and Analysis Laboratory (JDEAL) was delivered to Soesterberg, the Netherlands at end of last week. The deployable laboratory was financed through the European Defence Agency and is now ready for deployment to operations to counter-IED threats on the request of the JDEAL Contributing Members.
 

United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation to produce upgraded R-168-25U digital radio stations
 
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The United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, will start producing upgraded R-168-25U digital radio stations in 2016, the corporation’s press office said on Friday. The upgraded R-168-25U digital radio station will allow transmitting data eight times faster, the press office added.
 

Turkish health ministry uses armoured ambulances which can be used under firing of small arms
 
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Armoured ambulances sent to the southeastern province of Diyarbakir by the Turkish health ministry to enhance the medical response in conflict torn areas, and is now in service, the Dogan news agency reported on Thursday, February 25, 2016. (Source TODAYSZAMAN.COM).
 

Saudi Arabia proposes to arm Syrian rebels with air defense systems to counter Bashar troops
 
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Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has said Syrian rebels should be armed with surface-to-air missiles to “change the balance of power” against Bashar al-Assad. Saudi Arabia has also offer to send ground troops to fight ISIS members in Syria, but did not specify whether they would directly battle the regime.
 

Russia First operational battalion with new Pantsir-S2 air defense system enters in service
 
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A Pantsir-S2 self-propelled antiaircraft gun/missile system battalion has been fielded with the Vladivostok Guards Surface-to-Air Missile Regiment. Its personnel learnt to operate the new type and conducted life-fire exercises at the Ashuluk Missile Range, Eastern Military District spokesman Roman Martov told journalists on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
 

 Bulgaria approved the deployment of troops to boost the security of Turkey's airspace
 
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The Bulgarian government approved on Wednesday the deployment of eight troops in support of NATO mission to boost the security of Turkey's airspace, local media reported. Troops will be deployed as of March 01, 2016, for a period of six months, the cabinet has said.
 

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