January 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

 U.S. army awards Lockheed Martin $78 million contract for ATACMS guided missile modernization.
 
US army awards Lockheed Martin $78 million contract for ATACMS guided missile modernization small 001 Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $78 million contract from the U.S. Army for upgrades to the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS). The program will take hardware from early-production ATACMS Block 1 missiles and develop an enhanced and affordable weapon system capable of eliminating targets without the risk of unexploded ordnance, which meets the U.S. Army’s long-range precision strike requirement.
 

 AmSafe Bridport selected by Danish Defence Ministry to provide its Tarian RPG Armour system
 
AmSafe Bridport selected by Danish Defence Ministry to provide its Tarian RPG Armour system small 001 AmSafe Bridport Limited announced yesterday that it has been selected by Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) following a 12 month competition. The programme is for the design and supply of AmSafe Bridport’s lightweight Tarian® Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) Armour system for a wide range of wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles.
 

 U.S. MEADS air defense missile system candidate for army program 2015 in Germany and Poland.
 
US MEADS air defense missile system candidate for army program 2015 in Germany and Poland small 001 The tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program enters 2015 as a candidate for next-generation air and missile defense requirements in both Germany and Poland. MEADS is a primary candidate for the German Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem (TLVS), a new generation of air and missile defense that requires a flexible architecture based on strong networking capabilities.
 

 Iraqi army has received first batch of 250 U.S. Mine Resistant Ambush Protected MRAP vehicles
 
Iraqi army has received first batch of 250 US Mine Resistant Ambush Protected MRAP vehicles small 001 The Iraqi army has received the first batch of 250 U.S. Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles in order to strengthen the Iraqi army in its war against the Islamic State (ISIS). The statement did not give the cost of the MRAPs, or say when they were to be delivered, but did say Washington gave Iraq $300 million in weapons, materiel and training last year.
 

 South Korea plans to set up Ground Operations Central Command by 2018
 
South Korea plans to set up Ground Operations Command by 2018 small 001 The South Korean military plans to establish a command to be in charge of the Army's ground operations in 2018 as part of efforts to guarantee more efficient and stronger field operations, government sources said Wednesday, January 7.
 

 Philippines' Department of Defense to allow $156 million for upgrade projects
 
Philippines Department of Defense to allo 156 million for upgrade projects small 001 Data obtained by The Philippine STAR from the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) showed that the Philippine armed forces will get several upgrade projects in 2015, for a total budget of $156 mn. The Philippine Army and general headquarters will get 18 projects each, the Navy 16 and the Air Force 13. Two projects will be for the government arsenal.
 

 United States Army began training of Iraqi army recruits part of Operation Inherent Resolve.
 
United States Army began training of Iraqi army recruits part of Operation Inherent Resolve small 001 The United States has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working with the Iraqi government to retake territory and ultimately defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in the country.
 

 Chinese army PLA has doubled the size of its Amphibious Mechanized Infantry Division AMID.
 
Chinese army PLA has doubled the size of its Amphibious Mechanized Infantry Division AMID small 001 The Chine Army (PLA People's Liberation Army) has doubled the size of its Amphibious Mechanized Infantry Division (AMID) to boost its combat capabilities in the event of a conflict with Taiwan or in the East or South China seas, reports the newspaper Want Daily.
 

 Nammo awarded contract to supply M72 Lightweight Assault Weapon variants to the U.S. DoD
 
Nammo awarded contract to supply M72 Light Assault Weapon variants to the U S DoD smal 001 Nammo Talley has been awarded a multi-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to supply the M72 Light Assault Weapon (LAW) to the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract specifies M72 LAW variants for anti-armor and anti-structure missions, as well as sub-caliber training systems and other support services.
 

 Ukraine's armed forces equipped with 150 new fighting vehicles, aircraft and military equipment
 
Ukraine armed forces equiped with 150 new fighting vehicles aircraft and military equipment small 001 In the course of the working visit to Zhytomyr region, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has conveyed the country's Armed Forces more than 150 fighting vehicles and armament produced or fixed by the enterprises of the defense-industrial complex of Ukraine. At the military airfield in Ozerne, the President has conveyed certificates for the vehicles, armament, small guns and two MiG-29 and two Su-27 fighter aircraft.
 

 Iran has manufactured the first missile-evading drone with self-destructive capability.
 
Iran has manufactured the first missile-evading drone with self-destruction capability small 001 An Iranian expert built the world's first missile-evading drone with a self-destructive capability for dangerous situations. the drone is equipped with a deceptive system and can speed up and escape incoming missiles. According Iranian engineers, this is the first time that this technology has been designed and used for a 4-kilogram drone.
 

 Denmark's Defense Intelligence Service to launch cyberwarfare unit by 2017
 
Denmark Defense Intelligence Service to launch cyberwarfare unit by 2017 smal 001 In response to hacker attacks on governmental bodies and businesses, Copenhagen has decided to diversify away from its defensive cyberwarfare strategy with an offensive approach. From this year on, Denmark will be developing cyberwarfare strategy toward hostile countries and organizations, Danish daily Politiken reports.
 

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