January 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
 India successfully test-launched home-made Agni-5 long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile.
 
India successfully test-launched home-made Agni-5 long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile small 001 India on Saturday, January 31, 2015, successfully test-launched Agni-5, its longest range ballistic missile, for the third time off the Odisha coast. The missile was launched from a canister from Wheeler Island, giving it higher road mobility. The three stage, solid propellant "missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 8.06 hours," ITR Director M V K V Prasad said.
 

 Russia's Central Military District troops to be equipped with Eleron-3 UAVs by mid-2015
 
Russia Central Military District troops to be equipped with Eleron 3 UAVs by mid 2015 640 001 The separate UAV companies of the Russian Central Military District will be equipped with Eleron-3 drones, which can be used both in autonomous and radio command modes, during the first half of 2015. This information was furnished by the press service of the Russian Central Military District.
 

 Smiths Detection to provide US Army with 1,687 M4E1 Joint Chemical Agent Detectors
 
Smiths Detection to provide US Army with 1687 M4E1 Joint Chemical Agent Detectors small 001 Smiths Detection was awarded a $9,510,995 contract to exercise the option to purchase 1,687 M4E1 Joint Chemical Agent Detectors, six Platform Interface Kits and 116 Sieve Packs. The estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Edgewood, Maryland.
 

 Lithuania and Ukraine enhance military ties thanks to Bilateral Cooperation Plan 2015
 
Lithuania and Ukraine enhance military ties thanks to Bilateral Cooperation Plan 2015 640 001 On January 28 Lithuania's Vice Minister of National Defence Marijus Velicka and Lieutenant General Leonid Holopatiuk, Deputy Defence Minister of Ukraine, signed the Bilateral Cooperation Plan 2015 of Lithuania and Ukraine during Lithuanian Defence Vice Minister’s visit in Kyiv.
 

 Russia and Iran start talks on Tor-M1 air defense missile system modernization
 
Russia and Iran start talks on Tor M1 air defense missile system modernizatio 640 001 Russia's Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol is in talks with Iran on modernizing the short range Tor-M1 (SA-15 Gauntlet) surface-to-air missile defense systems, the plant's assistant director general told RIA Novosti Thursday, January 29.
 

 United States Army has completed the delivery of 250 Caiman 6x6 MRAP vehicles to the Iraqi army.
 
United States Army has completed the delivery of 250 Caiman 6x6 MRAP vehicles to the Iraqi army 640 001 The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, also known as USASAC, has implemented and completed a case for delivery of 250 Caiman 6x6 MRAP Mine Resistant Armor Protected vehicles to the Iraqi government. This complicated and monumental task was achieved in less than 90 days by USASAC and its security assistance enterprise partners, Dec. 23.
 

 First biannual Kuwait International Defense Exhibition and Conference KIDEC 2016
 
First biannual Kuwait International Exhibition and Conference KIDEC 2015 small 001 At Camp Doha, near Kuwait City, on the 22th-25th of February 2016, under the official patronage of the Kuwait Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense, will commence the first biannual Kuwait International Exhibition and Conference. KIDEC 2016 is focused on “Life-saving technology designed to defend against today’s threats!”
 

 New Canadian LAV III APC purchased by Colombia will be deployed on the border with Venezuela
 
New Canadian LAV III APC purchased by Colombia will be deployed on the border with Venezuela 640 001 Colombia has announced the purchase of 32 new LAV III 8x8 armored combat vehicles to be deployed on the border with Venezuela. Military authorities have specified that the new tactical units will be used to combat illegal armed groups in the frontier zone, described by Spanish newspaper El País as “one of the seven hells on Earth.”
 

 IAI RAMTA division received orders from African customers for 100 RAM Mk3 light armored vehicles
 
IAI RAMTA division received orders from African customers for 100 RAM Mk3 light armored vehicles 640 001 IAI’s RAMTA Division has received two follow-up orders from existing clients in Africa for a total of 100 latest model vehicles – the RAM Mk-3 light armored vehicle, reports today Israel Defense. The vehicles will be delivered to the clients by 2016.
 

 Brazil and Russia could ink deal for Pantsir-S1 air defense systems before mid-2015
 
Brazil and Russia could ink deal for Pantsir S1 air defense systems before mid 2015 640 001 Brazil and Russia could sign a contract on the delivery of Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense systems to the Latin American country as early as in the first half of 2015, Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Antonio José Vallim Guerreiro said on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.
 

 Izmash's AK-12 assault rifle likely to be selected for future Ratnik infantry combat system
 
Izmash AK 12 assault rifle likely to be selected for future Ratnik infantry combat system 640 001 The combat gear of Russia's "soldier of future” “Ratnik” will receive the AK-12 assault rifle, produced by Izmash, part of Kalashnikov Group. It was ahead of his rival – AEK-971 produced by the Degtyarev plant, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Saturday, January 24. “It is clear – this is the rifle of “Izhmash”. It won by the parity “price-quality,” Borisov said in the program “General Staff” on radio RSN.
 

 Czech Ministry of Defence announced tender for the supply of up to 62 MRAP vehicles
 
Czech Ministry of Defence announced tender for the supply of up to 62 MRAP vehicles 640 001 The Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic has announced a tender for the supply of up to 62 mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles, said Petr Pavel, chief of staff of the armed forces of the Czech Republic. According to him, the equipment will be procured to the Czech army in two tranches, with the first half delivered by 2015.
 

 BAE Systems to deliver six M88A2 Hercules Heavy Recovery Vehicles to Australia
 
BAE Systems to deliver six M88A2 Hercules Heavy Recovery Vehicles to Australia 640 001 The United States' State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for M88A2 Hercules Heavy Recovery Vehicles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $47 million. The principal contractor will be the BAE Systems in York, Pennsylvania.
 

 China agrees support Pakistan's efforts in fighting against terrorism and defense cooperation
 
China vowing to support Pakistan  efforts in fighting against terrorism and defense cooperation 640 001 China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng met with Pakistani Army Chief General Raheel Sharif in Beijing on Monday, January 27, 2015, vowing to support Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts. China appreciates and supports Pakistan's efforts in fighting against terrorism and hopes to better bilateral defense and security cooperation, said Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
 

 Philippine Army to receive 30 new M1152 HUMVEE tactical vehicles in medevac variant
 
Philippine Army to receive 30 new M1152 Humvee tactical vehicles in medical variant 640 001 The Philippine Army will receive 23 M1152 Humvee ambulances on Monday to address the immediate medical needs of wounded troops on the battlefield prior to their transfer to medical facilities. A total of 30 Humvee ambulances were procured under the Philippine Defense Reform Program to enhance the Forward Health Service Support System of the Philippine Army.
 

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