February 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
U.S. Company Navistar will deliver 40 MaxxPro Dash DXM 4x4 MRAP vehicle to Pakistan
 
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Navistar Defense LLC, Lisle, Illinois, was awarded a $35,077,157 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract for the procurement of 40 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) MaxxPro Dash DXM foreign military sales vehicles to Pakistan with various support items, and contractor logistics and technical support services.
 

British 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment becomes British Army's global rapid reaction force
 
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British troops from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment are on Exercise Urban Pegasus as they prepare to become the British Army’s global rapid reaction force. The two-week-long training on Salisbury Plain, which includes troops from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles is designed to refresh the paratrooper’s key skills of fighting in built-up areas and dealing with public disturbances.
 

U.S. Company SAIC unveils first prototype of Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 for U.S. Marine Corps
 
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Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) today unveiled its first Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 prototype to the U.S. Marine Corps during a ceremony held at the company’s integration facility in Charleston, South Carolina. This vehicle is the first of 16 to be delivered for testing by the Marine Corps, which is scheduled to begin next month.
 

U.S. army EOD teams trained with Royal Thai military EOD units during Cobra Gold 2017
 
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Approximately five Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from U.S. Army 716th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 303rd Explosive Ordnance Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, have spent the past two weeks in Thailand working to ensure a safe training environment for the 3,600 total U.S. Forces at largest Theater Security Cooperation exercise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, Cobra Gold.
 

Iran has launched new drone center to conduct different operations for Iranian army
 
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Sunday, February 26, 2017, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour announced start of operation by a special Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) unit for different IRGC Ground Force missions.
 

Russia to reach $35-40 billion of business to the global unmanned aerial vehicle market by 2035
 
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Russia’s share of the global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market may total $35-40 billion by 2035. The market will have been $200 billion by then. The forecast has been made by the organizing committee of the HeliRussia 2017 show, referring to a report made during the Legal Framework and Practical Aspects of UAV Operations Conference held in Moscow on February 9.
 

Army Recognition launches the mobile version of its website during IDEX 2017
 
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Army Recognition is pleased to announce the launch of the mobile version of the website www.armyrecognition.com, one of the most popular defense and security online magazine. The mobile version has been officially launched during IDEX 2017, taking place from 19 to 23 February in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Army Recognition is a privileged partner of IDEX 2017 and is the only Official Online Show Daily of the show.
 

New joint venture of Russia and India to develop 300mm rockets for Smerch MLRS
 
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Russia and India intend to establish a joint venture to manufacture 300mm projectiles for the Smerch multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS), Vladimir Drozhzhov, deputy director, Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, has said at the Aero India 2017 air show in Bengaluru.
 

Company UMS Skeldar has deliver Skeldar V-200 VTOL UAV to Indonesia
 
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UMS SKELDAR announces first customer with delivery of the SKELDAR V-200 to the Republic of Indonesia. Europe's only fixed wing and rotary UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) provider, UMS Skeldar, has completed delivery and acceptance tests for Indonesia of the Skeldar V-200 VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) UAV. The deal is the world's first delivery of the only heavy fuel platform in its class.
 

Australia Ministry for Defence will deliver 10 Bushmaster 4x4 protected vehicles to Fiji
 
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Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, February 9, 2017, welcomed the sale of 10 refurbished Australian Defence Force Bushmaster 4x4 Protected Mobility Vehicles to Fiji to support the Republic of Fiji Military Forces’ United Nations peacekeeping missions at the Golan Heights and in Syria.
 

Thales, Bharat Dynamics sign MoU for a possible technology transfert for STARStreak missile to India
 
Thales Bharat Dynamics sign MoU for possible Technology transfert for STARStreak missile to India 640 001
At Aero India 2017, Thales and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Government of India enterprise, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to assess the opportunity for the transfer of technology of the STARStreak missile capability to India with the support of the Government of the United Kingdom (UK). The MoU was signed in the presence of UK Government representatives on the UK Government stand.
 

First shooting tests of new HK416F 5.56mm assault rifle by French Army soldiers
 
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First French Army soldiers performed shooting tests with the HK416F 5.56mm assault rifle manufactured by the German Company Heckler & Koch (HK) that will replace the old FAMAS bullpup assault rifles in service with the French Armed Forces since 1979. According to the French Ministry of Defense 93,080 pieces of Heckler & Koch 416F will be delivered between 2017 and 2028.
 

North Korea has test-fired new Pukguksong-2 ballistic missile from armoured tracked chassis
 
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Sunday, February 2017, North Korea has test-fired a new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile launched from a mobile launch unit using a tracked chassis, called Pukguksong-2 . According Pyongyang, this is a new solid fuel-powered intermediate-range ballistic missile able to carried a nuclear warhead.
 

US Marines Corps tests capabilities of new Instant Eye drone
 
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Throughout Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the armed services used unmanned aerial equipment to capture imagery of battlespaces, execute reconnaissance and conduct airstrikes on enemy targets. These devices proved indispensable in their abilities to move quickly and clandestinely.
 

US Army soldiers of 68th Armor Regiment with M1A2 Abrams and M2A3 Bradley on ground in Latvia
 
US Army soldiers of 68th Armor Regiment with M1A2 Abrams and M2A3 Bradley on ground in Latvia 640 001
In less than 30 days, the U.S. soldiers of 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, have assembled, tested, and forward deployed full armored assets throughout the Baltic region in support of Atlantic Resolve.
 

Democratic People's Republic of Korea reportedly test-fired Musudan ballistic missile
 
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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired what is believed to be a ballistic missile into its eastern waters early Sunday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.The presumed intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missile was launched at around 7:55 a.m. local time (2255 GMT Saturday) near Banghyeon in the DPRK's northwestern North Pyongan province.
 

U.S. Army will begin the development of M1A2 Abrams SEP V4 main battle tank
 
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According the Scout website, the U.S. Army is on the way to develop the next upgrade of the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, the M1A2 SEP V4. With the new design, the M1 Abrams will be more lethal, faster, lighter weight, better protected, equipped with new sensors and upgraded with new armament.
 

Russian T-72B tank crews launched a training in Armenia
 
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T-72B tank crews of the Russian military base in Armenia have launched gunnery training in the harsh environment of the Alagyaz Training Area situated more than 2,000 m above sea level. Over 100 troops have taken part in the drills, according to the press office of the Southern Military District.
 

OCCAR reaches milestone with delivery of 400th Boxer armored vehicle to Dutch Army
 
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During a BOXER Programme Review Meeting on 1st February 2017 in Bonn, a major milestone in the BOXER Programme was celebrated: The delivery of the 400th BOXER vehicle to the Royal Netherlands Army on 20th Dec. 2016, the Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'ARmement (OCCAR) announced on Feb. 10, 2017.
 

Russian T-80U MBT proceeded to a gunnery qualification test
 
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The battalion commanders with the 1st Armored Army of the Western Military District have taken a gunnery qualification test, using their T-80U Main Battle Tanks, according to the Western Military Distirct’s press office.
 

Russia’s Rosatom developing ammunition for advanced T-14 main battle tanks
 
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Russia’s Rosatom nuclear power corporation is developing ammunition for the advanced T-14 tank based on the Armata heavy tracked standardized combat platform, CEO of Russia’s Uralvagonzavod armor producer Oleg Siyenko told TASS.
 

Philippines interested to purchase military equipment from China including UAVs
 
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The Philippines has submitted to China the list of defense equipment it hopes Beijing can supply through a $14-million grant, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Tuesday, February 7, reported Rappler.com on February 7.
 

Russian National Guard unveils new Tigr RkhM NBC reconnaissance armoured vehicle.
 
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Russian National Guard (NG) personnel unveil a new scout vehicle and a new CBRN reconnaissance vehicle from the Tigr armored car, Yuri Martsenyuk, chief, Military Scientific Department, NG, has told journalists.
 

First Renault Trucks Defense PLFS Special Forces Heavy Vehicles into service with French army
 
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The French Company Renault Trucks Defense has delivered the first PLFS (Poids Lourd Forces Spéciales - Special Forces Heavy Weight) vehicles for the Special Forces of the French army as an urgent requirement. A first batch of 25 PLFS vehicles were delivered on February 1, 2017.
 

General Dynamics to upgrade LAV III 8x8 armored vehicles of Canadian army in LAV 6.0 standard
 
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General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada has been awarded a CA$404 million contract amendment by the Government of Canada to upgrade 141 Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III vehicles. The vehicle is the standard 8x8 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier used by the Canadian armed forces.
 

U.S. to increase presence of air defense systems in Asia to counter threat of North Korea missiles
 
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With North Korea testing more missiles than ever before, U.S. Army would like to increase the presence of air defense systems in Asia, with the deployment of THAAD, Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense in South Korea, and an AN/TPY-2 radar in Japan to bolster ballistic missile defense in the region.
 

Orbital ATK awarded $45 Mn to develop next generation advanced multi-purpose tank ammunition
 
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Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that the company was awarded a $45 million dollar contract to complete development of the next generation 120 mm multi-purpose round for the Abrams Main Battle Tank. The award funds the final development and qualification for the U.S. Army’s Advanced Multi-Purpose (AMP) round.
 

Defense Minister of Russia will test advanced military equipment in the Arctic Region
 
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Representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Main Automotive and Armored Directorate and defense contractors will test advanced and future military and special hardware in the Arctic in mid-February, Russian Deputy Defense Minister General of the Army Dmitry Bulgakov said.
 

Global Clearance Solutions launches its new unmanned EOD platform : the GCS-200
 
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The GCS-200 is the medium-sized version of three available platforms. It fills the gap between the compact GCS-100 and the large-scale GCS-300. The multi-purpose solution performs with a wide scope of applications in scenarios involving the clearance of explosive threats.
 

U.S. Marine Corps infantry regiments will receive 144 UTV Utility Task Vehicles
 
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U.S. Infantry Marines will soon receive ultralight off-road vehicles that will improve mission readiness by providing rapid logistics support in the field. Program Executive Officer Land Systems, the Corps’ acquisition arm for major land programs, is expected to deliver 144 Utility Task Vehicles to the regiment-level starting later this month—a mere six months from contract award.
 

U.S. Air Force has performed test launch of Minuteman III ICBM InterContinental Ballistic Missile
 
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An unarmed LGM-30 Minuteman III InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) was launched during an operational test at 11:39 p.m. PST here Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 from Vandenberg U.S. Air Force Base. Minuteman 3 missile tests occur from underground silos on the northern section of Vandenberg.
 

XPI Simulation passes critical milestone for AJAX vehicles driver training simulators in the UK
 
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XPI Simulation, a Thales company specialised in training and simulation solutions, passed the critical design review for 28 driver training simulators for the AJAX vehicle programme lead by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). This is a key milestone of the programme considering that manufacturing can now begin.
 

New PMP-M mobile pontoon bridge enters in service with Russian army Eastern Military District
 
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The PMP-M advanced floating bridge will be fielded to the combat engineer unit stationed in Russia’s Primorsky Territory, according to the Eastern Military District’s press office. The PMP-M is a modernized version of the PMP mobile pontoon bridge designed by the Soviet Union during World War II.
 

The new UAE NIMR N35 4x4 mine protected vehicle is now combat proven used in Yemen conflict
 
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According a video report from Emirates News Agency published on Youtube, February 7, 2017, United Arab Emirates armed forces have deployed its new NIMR Automotive N35 4x4 armoured vehicle for military operations in Yemen. The N35 was filmed near the port city of Mokha on the Red Sea coast of Yemen.
 

U.S. M2A3 Bradley IFV and M1A2 Abrams tanks from the 68th Armor Regiment arrived in Estonia
 
US M2A3 Bradley IFV and M1A2 Abrams tanks from the 68th Armor Regiment arrived in Estonia 640 001
A fleet of U.S. M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and M1A2 Abrams tanks belonging to 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, arrived in Tapa, Estonia, Feb. 6, 2017. Soldiers assigned to Company C, 1-68 AR, gathered at the railhead to unload equipment as it arrived from Poland following initial reception and forward deployment.
 

Australia launches contract for development of 155mm ammunition carrier prototype
 
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Minister for Defence Industry of Australia , the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announced, February 1, 2017, BAE Systems Australia and Sea Box International would compete to develop prototype ammunition load carriers.Both BAE Systems Australia and Sea Box International have committed to undertaking the design and engineering prototype work under the contract in Australia.
 

China has conducted military exercise with DF-16 short / medium range ballistic missile
 
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China has conducted military exercise with its DF-16 short / medium-range ballistic missile, a video was released on the Official Chinese army website showing Rocket Force missile brigade soldiers with several launch vehicles carrying the ballistic missile.
 

Estonia has signed MOU to purchase K9 Thunder 155mm self-propelled howitzer from South Korea
 
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The Chief of the Estonian Defence Forces Lt. Gen. Riho Terras has signed a memorandum of understanding in Seoul on Monday, February 6, 2017 to start the negotiations to purchase the South Korean K9 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzers according to the Estonian Public Broadcasting website.
 

Systematic will provide U.S. Army with its SitaWare C4I Command & Control Battle Management
 
Systematic will provide US Army with its SitaWare C4I Command and Control Battle Management 640 001
U.S. Army Mission Command announced the award of a multi-million dollar contract to Systematic Inc. for its Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) C4I product, SitaWare. This C4I suite provides all essential Command & Control and Battle Management capabilities right out of the box, including the all-important interoperability capabilities that allow nations to exchange battlespace information with coalition partners.
 

Company RT LTA from Israel will display Skystar 180 reconnaissance aerostat at Aero India 2017
 
Company RT LTA from Israel will display Skystar 180 reconnaissance aerostat at Aero India 2017 640 001
The Israeli-based aerostat Company RT LTA will display a model of the Skystar 180 aerostat at Aero India.The company announces it has recently completed two live demonstrations of the Skystar 180 aerostat system to the Border Security Force (BSF) of India. One demonstration took place at an operational area, and the other was conducted at the BSF headquarters at New Delhi.
 

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