January 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

 Russia's air defense troops to take delivery of modernized weapon systems by 2017
 
Russia air defense troops to take delivery of modernized weapon systems by 2017 small 001 Russia will complete modernization of its Air Defence Forces by the end of 2016. The information was presented by the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry on Tuesday, January 13. Moreover, Russia's airborne units deployed in Ivanovo, Ulyanovsk and Novorossiysk have already received the latest antiaircraft missile systems.
 

 United States to increase effort in the field of Cybersecurity for public safety.
 
United States to increase effort in the field of Cybersecurity for public safety small 001 Continuing an effort to help defend the nation’s computer-connected systems, President Barack Obama announced January 13, 2015, additional steps that call for more information sharing, modernized law enforcement and updated security data breach reporting. “Cyber threats pose an enormous challenge for our country,” the president said. “As long as I'm president, protecting America's digital infrastructure is going to remain a top national security priority.” (By US Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond)
 

 Harris Corporation and nLogic to supply US Commissary Agency with network infrastructure support
 
Harris Corporation and nLogic to supply US Commissary Agency with network infrastructure support small 001 Harris Corporation and prime contractor nLogic were awarded a contract to provide the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) with network infrastructure services for the Department of Defense Commissary system. Harris and nLogic will provide network infrastructure support for 245 military commissaries and seven central distribution centers in the United States and abroad that support U.S. military and DOD retirees.
 

 General Dynamics and Rockwell Collins shipped 1,200 AN/PRC-155 tactical radios to US Army
 
General Dynamics and Rockwell Collins shipped 1200 AN PRC 155 tactical radios to US Army small 001 General Dynamics Mission Systems and Rockwell Collins shipped more than 1,200 AN/PRC-155 radios to the government as part of a follow-on Low-rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract for 1,500 new radios. The remaining radios will ship during the first quarter of 2015.
 

 Japan Self-Defense Forces' budget reaches $42 bn for 2015
 
Japan Self Defense Forces budget reaches 42 bn for 2015 small 001 Japan's defense budget has reached US$41.7 billion for the fiscal year of 2015, China's newspaper Global Times reported on Jan. 9. Under the Mid-Term Defense Program, Japan's defense budget will rise 0.8% each year until 2018. By 2016, the defense budget of Japan is expected to exceed US$42 billion.
 

 U.S. Army plans to send 150 tanks and fighting vehicles with 3,000 additional soldiers in Europe.
 
US Army plans to send 150 tanks and fighting vehicles with 3000 additional soldiers in Europe small 001 The U.S. Army plans to send a brigade of tanks and fighting vehicles with 3,000 additional soldiers into Europe by the end of this year, according to the top Army commander in the region. More than 150 tanks and fighting vehicles will go to Germany and other countries in Europe as part of the Army’s plan to bolster its presence on the continent.
 

 Poland's National Defence Ministry orders 200 Patria AMV 8x8 armored modular vehicles
 
amv patria wheeled-armoured vehicle personnel carrier Finnish Finland 130 001 The Ministry of National Defence Republic of Poland has placed an additional order for AMV 8x8 vehicles from Patria’s Polish partner Rosomak S.A. Patria will deliver components for 200 vehicles for Rosomak S.A., which produces the vehicles under Patria’s license.
 

 Spanish army deploys Patriot air defense missile systems in Turkey to help protect Turkish territory.
 
Spanish army deploys Patriot air defense missile systems in Turkey to help protect Turkish territory small 001 Ships carrying Patriot air defense missile systems belonging to Spanish army have arrive a port in Turkish Aegean province of Hatay’s Iskenderun district Friday, January 9, RIA Novosti news agency reported with reference to the Anadolu agency.
 

 AK-47 assault rifles used by terrorists of Charlie Hebdo attack most popular illegal weapon in Europe
 
AK-47 assault rifles used by terrorists of Charlie Hebdo attack most popular illegal weapon in Europe small 002 Despite stringent firearms controls and ramped-up efforts to combat illegal gun trafficking, thousands of “war weapons” remain strewn across the European Union’s 28 member states. Many, like the AK-47 assault rifles used by the gunmen who attacked the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on Wednesday, are bought by gun collectors, organized crime affiliates and, as was the case this week, terrorists.
 

 Patria and Kongsberg to team for major combat vehicle and weapon system program in Middle-East
 
Patria AMV Nemo 120mm mortar system carrier wheeled armoured vehicle Finland Finnish small 001 Patria and Kongsberg have announced today a teaming agreement to pursue together a major combat vehicle and weapon system program in the Middle East region. Patria is the market leader of modern 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicles and turreted 120 mm mortar systems with strong sales track-record.
 

 National People's Army of Algeria took delivery of 200 Mercedes Benz G Class tactical vehicles
 
National People Army of Algeria took delivery of 200 Mercedes Benz G Class tactical vehicles small 001 The National People’s Army (ANP) of Algeria, on Sunday January 4th, has taken delivery of 200 locally-produced Mercedes Benz BA6 G Class four wheel-drive vehicles, which will be used by the regular army and paramilitary forces, reports today defenceWeb.
 

 NBC-Sys to supply Canadian army with six CBRN decontamination systems
 
NBC Sys to supply Canadian army with six CBRN decontamination systems small 001 Earlier this month, Michel Bonnefis, CEO of NBC-Sys, part of french company Nexter Group, and Ian Marsh, President of the Canadian company Dew Engineering & Development ULC, signed a major contract for the design and production of six personnel, vehicle and equipment decontamination systems for the Canadian army.
 

 Czech Defence Ministry plans to buy additional batch of 20 Pandur II infantry fighting vehicles
 
Czech Defence Ministry plans to buy additional batch of 20 Pandur II infantry fighting vehicles small 001 The Czech Defence Ministry will place an order for the supply of 20 Pandur infantry fighting vehicles in July, Deputy Defence Minister Jiri Borovec told CTK (Czech News Agency) yesterday, adding that the vehicles are needed for the military staff and liaison purposes. The ministry has not disclosed the contract's expected price
 

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