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

Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher offer new RS556 assault rifle system
 
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Two of Europe’s most respected defence companies, Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher, have joined forces to manufacture and market the RS556 modular assault rifle. This German-Austrian cooperation project adds a key item to Rheinmetall’s growing array of infantry products.
 

The Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) TAVOR X95 Bullup rifle to be released on the Canadian market
 
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Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments, and armies around the world – will market its TAVOR X95 Bullpup Rifle in Canada starting from the first quarter of 2017.
 

Iranian Parliament approved the boost for the development of air defense missile capabilities
 
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Iranian lawmakers approved a bill on Monday, January 9, 2017, obliging the country’s administration to boost the country’s defense power through various means, including by production of more missiles. According to the law ratified by the lawmakers, the government is required to allocate five percent of the public budget to boost Iran's defense capabilities.
 

U.S. Marines trained Gabonese army soldiers during military exercise in Gabon
 
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U.S. Marines trained Gabonese Armed Forces during a training exercise at Camp Mokekou, Gabon, Nov. 10 – Dec. 9, 2016. The U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa partnered with Gabonese Armed Forces soldiers as well as Gabonese Agency for National Parks during the exercise focused on patrolling techniques, mission planning and combat marksmanship.
 

RADA Received Order for Radars for High Energy Laser (HEL) System from a Far-Eastern Customer
 
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RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. received on January 3rd an order for its Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar-based (MHR) RPS-42 radar system, to be used by a key customer based in the Far-East, for the development and testing of its High Energy Laser (HEL) ground-based tactical weapon system.

 

Subsidiary Ares Aerospacial of Elbit Systems will supply remotely operated turret to Brazilian Army
 
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Israeli Company, Elbit Systems Ltd. announced January 8, 2017, that a Brazilian subsidiary, Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa S.A. ("Ares"), was awarded a framework contract, in a total value of approximately $100 million, to supply 12.7/7.62 mm Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS) to the Brazilian Army.
 

For the first time British army troops trained with Sierra Leone soldiers in jungle warfare
 
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For the first time, British army troops trained with Sierra Leonean soldiers in jungle warfare, Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon announced, Saturday, January 7, 2016. Around 90 soldiers from United Kingom are being deployed alongside 25 soldiers from Sierra Leone for a jungle exercise to learn the skills to live and fight in that environment.
 

U.S. M1A1 tanks and combat vehicles arrived in Germany to be deployed in East Europe
 
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Hundreds of U.S. main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, trucks and other military equipment arrived by ship in Germany on Friday, January 6, 2016 to be transported by rail and road to eastern Europe beginning a nine-month rotation of U.S. Army forces supporting Atlantic Resolve.
 

South Korea plans to manufacture laser weapons to counter North Korea unmanned aerial vehicles
 
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According Yonhap News agency, South Korea plans to manufacture a laser weapon system by 2020 to better deal with the threats posed by North Korea's unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the defense ministry said Friday. The South Korean Ministry of National Defense said it will develop laser technology by next year to shoot down aerial drones as part of its broader laser weapon system.
 

New task force of 300 U.S. Marines will be sent in Afghanistan to advise Afghan army and police
 
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The U.S. Marine Corps will send this summer a new task force of military advisers in southwestern Afghanistan and more specifically in the Helmand province. There are currently around 8,500 U.S. troops assigned to the NATO mission in Afghanistan.
 

Government of Ukraine has approved the development of DNIPRO a new air defense missile system
 
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In 2016, the Ukrainian government has approved a new program for the development of new air defense system including a new medium-range missile under the name of "Dnipro". This new air defense system will be able to detect aircraft up to a range of 150 km.
 

US Army places $142 Million order for JCB Machines
 
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JCB has started 2017 by winning one of the biggest single orders in its 71-year history – a $142-million deal to supply the United States Army with a massive fleet of machines. The company announced on Thursday January 5th that the U.S Army is to take delivery of more than 1,600 light-capability rough terrain forklifts for deployment on tasks around the world including loading and unloading aircraft and shipping containers.
 

United States strengthens its military presence in Western Pacific and Europe
 
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Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook announced January 5, 2017, operational deployments that will boost U.S. presence in the western Pacific and in Europe.Poland and the Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have requested United States to increase presence of NATO troops following the increase of Russian military operations in the region.
 

An U.S. armoured brigade will arrive next week in Poland following Russian presence in Ukraine
 
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According the Radio Poland website, an U.S. armoured brigade will arrive in Poland on January 12, 2017, said the Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz. At a Warsaw summit in July, NATO states decided to deploy four rotating multinational battalions of about 1,000 soldiers each to the military alliance’s eastern borders
 

Belarus armed forces will receive new BTR-70MB1 8x8 APC armoured personnel carrier vehicles
 
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According the Belarusian website 42.tut.by, the Belarus armed forces will receive a new modernized version of the Soviet-made BTR-70 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier. The first BTR-70MB1 APCs (Armoured Personnel Carrier) will be handed this month by the Belarus armed forces.
 

Thales to equip the French Forces with Spy'Ranger Mini Reconnaissance UAVs
 
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Thales’s latest-generation Spy’Ranger mini surveillance and reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has been chosen by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to equip the French forces. Up to 70 mini-UAV reconnaissance systems (SMDR) will be made available from 2018. Each system consists of three mini-UAVs, a ground segment and the associated technical support.
 

India is ready to finalize a $600 million deal to purchase 100 K9 155mm self-propelled howitzers
 
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India is ready to finalize a $660 million deal to purchase the mobile artillery system K9, a South Korean product manufactured by the Company Samsung Techwin. The K9 will be manufactured locally by the Company Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T) in partnership with Samsung Techwin to modify the howitzer for Indian conditions under the name of K9 Vajra.
 

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