January 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

 Russia's Southern Military District received 20 more KamAZ Typhoon MRAP vehicles
 
Russia Southern Military District received 20 more KamAZ Typhoon MRAP vehicles small 001 The Russian Southern Military District received 20 more KamAZ “Typhoon” MRAP armored personnel carriers last month. The armed units of the SMD are now equipped with about 50 Typhoon units. “As part of the planned refurbishment of the Southern Military District the compounds of special purpose received the first batch of new armored vehicles “Typhoon” in an amount of about 50 units,” the District representative said.
 

 Chinese army could have deployed DF-21 mobile-road ballistic missile in the northeastern region
 
Chinese army could have deployed DF-21 mobile-road ballistic missile in the northeastern region small 001 The Chinese army could have deployed the DF-21 ballistic missile in the Changbai Mountains in the northeastern region of the country as a deterrent against Japan and Taiwan, reports the International Herald Leader, a newspaper under the auspices of the official news agency Xinhua.
 

 France could launch a military intervention in Libya within three months.
 
France could launch a military intervention in Libya within three months small 002 France could launch a military intervention in Libya within three months, according to an Arab diplomat who spoke to Arabic-language newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat. The official, who asked not to be named, told the newspaper on Saturday that the question currently under discussion in Paris is not whether France will launch strikes in crisis-hit Libya, but when.
 

 Belgium deploys soldiers in the streets of the country to response to the recent terrorist attacks
 
Belgium deploys soldiers in the streets of the country to response to the recent terrorist attacks small 001 Belgian government has taken the decision this Saturday, January 17, 2015 to deploy soldiers from the army to response to the recent terror attacks. Armed police patrolled government buildings in Belgium two days after two suspected extremists were killed in anti-terror raids.
 

 Two Russian missile battalions will test launch Iskander-M SS-26 tactical ballistic missiles in March.
 
Two Russian missile battalions will test launch Iskander-M SS-26 tactical ballistic missiles in March small 001 Two Russian missile battalions of the Central Military District (CMD) of Russian Armed Forces will test launch a number of Iskander-M tactical ballistic missiles during exercises in southern Russia in March, CMD spokesperson Col. Yaroslav Roshupkin said Thursday, January 15, 2015.
 

 British Ministry of Defense will send 1,000 additional troops for NATO exercise in Eastern Europe.
 
British Ministry of Defense will send 1000 additional troops for NATO exercise in eastern Europe small 001 United Kingdom will bolster NATO war games in Eastern Europe with another 1,000 troops as the alliance tries to mount a show of strength in the region to counter Russian aggression. The extra troops will allow British forces to carry on taking part in exercises in the region as the alliance tries to reassure its eastern members.
 

 British Special Forces unit SAS could be deployed on the streets in case of attacks like in France
 
British Special Forces unit SAS could be deployed on the streets in case of attacks lik in France small 001 British army SAS (Special Air Service) troops will be deployed on the streets if Islamist fanatics launch a Paris-style gun attack in Britain. David Cameron has put them on standby to head off the ‘fanatical death cult of Islamist extremist violence’. (Source DailyMail website)
 

 Lebanese army determined to fight IS Islamic State terrorist fighters until their elimination.
 
Lebanese army determined to fight IS Islamic State terrorist fighters until their elimination small 001 Lebanese army Commander General Jean Qahwaji stressed Wednesday, January 14, 2015, that the army is "determined to fight terrorism until it is eliminated." In August, Lebanese military forces battled extremist groups from al-Qaida linked al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State (IS) in and around the Bekaa border town of Arsal, and engaged in a five-day combat that resulted in the killing of 16 civilians and 20 soldiers.
 

 L-3 ALST delivers first batch of Scarab Ground Laser Target Designator systems to Republic of Korea
 
L3 ALST delivers first batch of Scarab Ground Laser Target Designator systems to Republic of Korea small 001 L-3 Warrior Systems – Advanced Laser Systems Technology (L-3 ALST) announced on Wednesday, January 14, that it has completed the first of several Scarab Ground Laser Target Designator (GLTD) deliveries to the Republic of Korea under a contract awarded last year.
 

 US military personnel likely to start training Syrian opposition troops in March
 
US military personnel likely to start training Syrian opposition troops in March small 001 The US Department of Defense plans to send 400 military personnel to train Syrian rebels. The trainers will be accompanied by hundreds of supporting military staff, “so-called enabling forces who will deploy alongside the trainers to provide security and other support at the training sites”, sources said.
 

 Elbit Systems to provide Israeli Defense Ministry with C4I and communication systems
 
Elbit Systems to provide Israeli Defense Ministry with C4I and communication systems small 001 Elbit Systems announced yesterday that it was awarded Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) contracts, in a total amount of approximately $117 million, for the supply of Command, Control, Computer, Communications and Intelligence (C4I) systems and communications systems. Most of the contracts will be performed over a six-year period.
 

United Kingdom MOD signs a deal with MBDA for new air defense missile under program FLAADS
 
United Kingdom MOD signs a deal with MBDA for new air defense missile under the program FLAADS small 001 The British Army is to get a new ground-based air defense missile under the program name FLAADS to replace the aging Rapier system following the signing of a development and manufacture deal by the Defence Ministry and MBDA last month. A British MoD spokeswomen confirmed a program worth £228 million (US $343 million) had been signed with Europe's leading missile maker just before Christmas.
 

 Meggitt Training Systems to provide USMC with marksmanship simulation and training systems
 
Meggit Training Systems to provide USMC with marksmanship simulation training systems small 001 Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a $31.7 million contract from the US Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS) to develop and deliver the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainers (ISMT) system for the US Marine Corps. The ISMT system provides realistic, state-of-the-art virtual small arms training for marksmanship, collective and judgmental scenarios.
 

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