January 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

For U.S. Army variant of Sig Sauer P320 9mm semi-automatic pistol will replace M9 Beretta
 
For US Army variant of Sig Sauer P320 9mm semi-automatic pistol will replace M9 Beretta 640 001
The Swiss based Company Sig Sauer Inc., Newington, New Hampshire, was awarded a $580,217,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the XM17 Modular Handgun System including handgun, accessories and ammunition to replace the current U.S; Army Beretta M9 with a a variant of the Sig Sauer P320 9x19 Parabellum.
 

US Army awards Leidos a $22Mn contract for simulation and training systems
 
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Leidos, a global science and technology company, was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office – Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery order has a one-year period of performance and a total contract value of approximately $22 million. The delivery order was awarded under the Synthetic Environment Core (SE Core) Common Virtual Environment Management (CVEM) contract.
 

Russia to station extra S-400 air defense missile systems in Crimea
 
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Extra S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile systems will be stationed in Crimea, Commander of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army Lieutenant-General Viktor Sevastyanov said in an interview with RIA Novosti news agency.
 

Army of Russia to create military units to counter the threat of UAVs
 
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Russia’s Eastern Military District of Russian army will form units to counter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), district spokesman Alexander Gordeyev said in an interview with RIA Novosti news agency. Many Companies has launched new products on the military market to counter UAVs. It is a new threat for the military and the civilian population.
 

Watervliet Arsenal received a $47 Mn contract to manufacture M777 howitzer cannon for India
 
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The Watervliet Arsenal has received a $47 million contract to manufacture 145 howitzer cannon systems as part of a $737 million foreign military sales contract that BAE Systems has with the Indian government. This award took about eight years to finalize and is the largest single contract the arsenal has received in decades
 

Russia, Iran to devise arms trade plan in four years
 
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A plan of the military-technical cooperation between Russia and Iran will have been drawn up in four years, Vladimir Sazhin, senior researcher with the Center for Middle East Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, opined at a roundtable discussion titled Iran - a Year after Lifting Its Nuclear Program Sanctions.
 

U.S. Guardsmen from 149th Aviation Regiment in preparation for deployment in Middle East
 
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U.S. Guardsmen with 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), 149th Aviation Regiment, Oklahoma Army National Guard are conducting pre-mobilization training at Camp Gruber this month in preparation for deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
 

India successfully test-fired new Guided Pinaka rocket equipped with navigation system
 
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India on January 12, 2017, successfully test-fired the local-made Guided Pinaka rocket from Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad at Chandipur in Odisha. The Guided Pinaka is a modified version of the Pinaka rocket, equipped with a navigation, guidance and control kit.
 

MBDA to launch development for the modernization of SAMP/T Aster air defense missile system
 
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On December 20, OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) notified to EUROSAM, a consortium formed by MBDA and Thales, the amendment 1 of the contract for the “B1NT” programme. This amendment embodies the participation of Italy in the programme.
 

American Company KRATOS to provide Chaparral air defense missile components to Taiwan
 
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In December 2016, the American-based Company Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a $23 million dollar contract to sell Chaparral class air defense missiles to Taiwan. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the work will be done in Huntsville, and is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
 

Japanese Ministry of Defense unveils new 8x8 APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier
 
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According a statement on the Japanese Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency website (ATLA), Japan has developed a new generation of 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier (APC) to replace the Type 96 8x8 APC in service with the Japanese Armed Forces since 1996.
 

Taifun-M anti-commando vehicle fully operational in Russian Strategic Missile Forces
 
Taifun-M Typhoon-M BPDM anti-commando reconnaissance vehicle strategic missile force Russia Russian army 640 001
The development and testing of the Taifun-M anti-commando vehicle designed for security and defense of the missile systems operated by Russia’s Strategic Missile Force have been completed, and the Taifun-M is fielding to the divisions converting to the Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-29) ground-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems, according to the press office of the Russian Defense Ministry.
 

Chinese marine corps equipped with the ZTL-11 8x8 amphibious 105mm assault gun vehicle
 
Chinese marine corps equipped with the ZTL-11 8x8 amphibious 105mm assault gun vehicle 640 001
Pictures released on Chinese Internet forum show new NORINCO ZTL-11 wheeled amphibious 105mm anti-tank vehicle painted in Chinese marine corps camouflage. The release of these pictures could sugest taht the ZTL-11 is now in services with the Chinese Navy Forces.
 

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