January 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

 BAE Systems wins support contract to sustain British army's armoured tracked vehicle fleet
 
BAE Systems wins support contract to sustain British army armoured tracked vehicle fleet 640 001 The British Ministry of Defense announced on Friday, January 23, that it has awarded a $75 mn contract to BAE Systems to support the British Army's armoured tracked vehicle fleet. The 5-year contract will safeguard 100 jobs, and covers an array of design services including safety advice and elements of operational effectiveness for light, medium and heavy armoured vehicles.
 

 Russia has sold six battalions of S-400 surface-to-air defense missile systems to China.
 
Russia has sold six battalions of S-400 surface-to-air defense missile systems to China small 001 According to internet sources , Russia had sold to China six battalions of S-400 air defense missile systems. In November 2014, Russia state-arms-exporter Rosoboronexport and the Chinese Defence Ministry signed a $3 billion contract for the delivery of six S-400 battalions.
 

 Saudi Arabia a large military power in the region against Islamic State fighters
 
Saudi Arabia a large military power in the region against Islamic State fighters small 001 The presence of the Islamic State group on Saudi Arabia’s border with Iraq has been the Saudi government's chief worry in recent months, bringing into sharp focus the important role that the country’s large, well-armed military will play under new King Salman. Saudi’s cooperation in the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS in Syria has reawakened a powerful military that has not fought since 1991.
 

 United States military advisers to start training National Guard of Ukraine's troops in spring
 
United States military advisers to start training National Guard of Ukraine troops in spring small 001 Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, head of the United States Army Europe, announced on Wednesday, January 21, that a contingent of US soldiers will be dispatched to Ukraine in the spring to undertake the training of four companies of the National Guard of Ukraine (NGU). The exact number of American soldiers who will be stationed at the Yavoriv Training Area outside the western city of Lvov has yet to be determined.
 

 United States to give 308 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to Uzbek armed forces
 
United States to give 308 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to Uzbek armed forces small001 The United States is donating over 300 armored vehicles to Uzbekistan's military, American officials have announced. According to Eurasianet, the deal, the largest ever transfer of military hardware from the U.S. to an ex-Soviet Central Asian states, comes just three years after Washington lifted a ban on weapons exports to Uzbekistan because of the country's poor record on human rights
 

 Russian army will deploy 3,000 soldiers and 9 regiments of S-400 missile systems in Arctic region.
 
Russian army will deploy 3000 soldiers and 9 regiments of S-400 missile systems in the Arctic small 001 Russia has moved some advanced air defense systems to the Arctic in order to increase the capabilities of the country's Northern Fleet, according to Russia's Sputnik News. "A division of air defense of the Northern Fleet has adopted into service new S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems," said Vadim Serga, the fleet's spokesperson.
 

 United States delivered first prototype of the Kozak APC to the Ukrainian Border Guard Service
 
United States delivered first prototype of the Kozak APC to the Ukrainian Border Guard Service small 001 On Monday January 19, the United States has delivered the first prototype of an armored “Kozak” vehicle to the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) at its logistics base in Kyiv. To date, the United States has delivered dozens of armored pick-up trucks and vans to the SBGS. Delivery of the prototype helps fulfill one of the commitments noted in the June 4, 2014 White House Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine.
 

 Iran would have built a new long-range missile capable of delivering warhead "far beyond Europe"
 
Iran would have built a new long-range missile capable of delivering warhead far beyond Europe small 001

Iran has built a new 27-meter-long missile, capable of delivering a warhead “far beyond Europe,” and placed it on a launch pad at a site close to Tehran, an Israeli television report said Wednesday, January 21, 2015, showing what it said were the first satellite images of the missile ever seen in the West.
(Source Time of Israel website)

 

 Tata and Mahindra to participate in Indian army's future utility vehicle tenders
 
Tata and Mahindra enter competition for Indian army utility vehicle tenders small 001 The Tata Safari Storme and Mahindra Scorpio have cleared rigorous trials to participate in Indian army tenders, officials said to the Indian newspaper Economic Times. The Indian army is expected to shortly invite bids to supply vehicles under a contract that could be worth as much as $811 mn to $1.2 bn.
 

 Airbus Defence and Space to provide Lebanese security forces with Tetra radio systems
 
Airbus Defence and Space to provide Lebanon security forces with Tetra radio systems small 001 Airbus Defence and Space, through its local value-added reseller Serta Channels SAL, has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Interior of Lebanon for a Terrestrial Trunked Radio (Tetra) communication system for the country’s General Directorate of General Security (GDGS).
 

 Swiss selects manufacturers for its air defense systems replacement project BODLUV 2020
 
Swiss selects manufacturers for its air defense systems replacement project BODLUV 2020 small 001 Armasuisse, the Swiss agency in charge of acquisitions of military equipment, announced on January 16 that it has selected three manufacturers for the replacement of existing medium range air defense systems in use in the Swiss armed forces. The project BODLUV 2020 (BODengestützte-Luft-Verteidigung 2020) aims to replace the ageing Swiss short and medium air defense systems, which are reaching the end of their useful life.
 

 Russia and Iran to boost military cooperation and discuss possible delivery of S-300 missile systems
 
Russia and Iran to boost military cooperation and discuss possible delivery of S-300 missile systems small 001 Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu signed a military cooperation deal with Iran on Tuesday, January 21, 2015 to boost military cooperation and collaboration in personnel training and counter-terrorism activities. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan, signed the document during a visit by Russia’s top brass to Iran’s capital on Tuesday.
 

 Israel deploys Iron Dome missile defense battery and additional troops on border with Syria
 
Israel deploys Iron Dome missile defense battery and additional troops on border with Syria small 001 Israel deployed an Iron Dome missile defense battery along its northern border with Syria and planned a high-level security meeting in anticipation of retaliation for an airstrike that killed Lebanese Hezbollah militants and an Iranian general, Israel Radio reported.
 

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