July 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
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Number of soldiers for Russian airborne troops could increase from 45,000 to 60,000 men
 
Number of soldiers for Russian airborne troops could increase from 45000 to 60000 men 640 001
Russia’s airborne forces are to build up the strength of airborne assault divisions to complement them with a third regiment, airborne troops commander Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov told the media on Thursday, July 30, 2015.
 

Rheinmetall-Canada & ELTA Systems to supply ELM-2084 Iron Dome multi-mission radar to Canada
 
Rheinmetall-Canada ELTA Systems to supply ELM-2084 Iron Dome multi-mission radar to Canada 640 001
Rheinmetall-Canada and ELTA Systems, an IAI subsidiary and group, have been awarded the significant Medium Range Radar (MRR) program by the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND). The radar to be supplied for the multi-mission role is the ELTA ELM-2084 MMR "Iron Dome" radar which includes C-RAM (Counter Rockets, Artillery and Mortars) and air-surveillance capabilities, and will be produced locally in cooperation with Rheinmetall-Canada.
 

 Croatia took delivery of its two first PzH 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzers
 
Croatia took delivery of its two first PzH 2000 155mm self propelled howitzers 640 001 The Croatian Armed Forces recently took delivery of its two first PzH 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzers, which will be presented on August 4 during a military parade for the anniversary of Operation Storm in Zagreb. Croatia bought 12 former Bundeswehr PzH 2000s from Germany in December 2014.
 

The Australian Army adopts the Mk 47 Striker 40mm Automatic Light Weight Grenade Launcher
 
Australian Army adopts the MK47 40mm Automatic Light Weight Grenade Launcher 640 001 NIOA has been awarded contracts by the Commonwealth of Australia for the supply and support of the next generation of Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launchers (LWAGL) for the Australian Army. Under the Land 40 Phase 2 project, NIOA will deliver the MK47 40mm Automatic Light Weight Grenade Launcher, fitted with Lightweight Video Sight (LVS2) sighting system.
 

Malaysia has signed a deal to purchase Starstreak air defense missile system from Thales UK
 
GK-M1  Lightweight Multiple Missile Launcher STARStreak air defense missile system Malaysia 640 001
Malaysia has signed a deal for procurement of Thales Starstreak V-Shorads, GK-M1 vehicles and light weight multiple launchers, radars and command and control systems from UK. The Starstreak will replace the Thales Starbust V-Shorads which had been used in the air defence of military bases.
 

 Thales UK to supply Sighting Systems and Ancillary Equipment for UK's Scout SV program
 
Thales UK to supply Sighting Systems and Ancillary Equipment for UK s Scout SV program 640 002 Thales is announcing today the award of a $195 million contract for the supply of Sighting Systems and Ancillary Equipment to General Dynamics UK for the Production Phase of the UK MoD’s Specialist Vehicle (SV) programme.
 

South Korea to complete upgrade of faulty K-11 dual-barrel assault rifle by 2016-end
 
South Korea to complete upgrade of faulty K 11 dual barrel assault rifle by 2016 end 640 001 South Korea will complete a major upgrade on the home-grown dual-barrel K-11 rifle by the end of 2016, the head of the state defense development agency said Wednesday, after the use of the Army assault rifle was suspended last year due to a glitch in the shooting control system, revealed local media The Korea Herald.
 

Turkey awarded Aselsan a $186mn contract for a Tactical Aera Communications System
 
Turkey awarded Aselsan 186mn contract for a Tactical Aera Communications System 640 001 Turkey's largest defense company, ASELSAN, has signed Tuesday, July 28th an agreement worth $186 million with the Defense Ministry, according to a stock exchange filing yesterday. The contract is for the supply of a Tactical Area Communications System (TASMUS), the Turkish company revealed in a statement.
 

 RADA to supply US military with a Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar for testing and evaluation
 
RADA to supply US military with a Multi Mission Hemispheric Radar for testing and evaluation 640 001 The Israeli company RADA Electronic Industries, announced Tuesday, July 28th, the purchase of a Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR), by a branch of the US military for testing and evaluation of its capabilities. This purchase, which is the first by this branch of the US military, follows previous purchases of MHRs by leading US integrators and end users for similar purposes.
 

US approves a $500 mn Foreign Military Sale to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for ammunition
 
US approves 500 mn Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia for ammunition 640 001 The United States State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for ammunition for the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million, the US Defense Security and Cooperation announced on Wednesday, July 30th.
 

New Russian 1st Tank Army unit will be equipped with T-14 Armata MBTs and Kurganets IFVs
 
New Russian 1st Tank Army unit will be equipped with T-14 Armata MBTs and Kurganets IFVs 640 001
The Russian Defense Ministry plans to create a new tank army in the Western Military District by December 1, a senior source at Russia’s General Staff has told TASS. Major-General Alexander Chaiko has been appointed commander of the 1st Tank Army. Before, he was in charge of the 20th Army. The latter’s new commander is Major-General Sergey Kuzovlyov (previously chief of staff of the 58th Combined Army).
 

United States will deliver 600 PAC-3 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missiles to Saudi Arabia
 
United States will deliver 600 PAC-3 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missiles to Saudi Arabia 640 001
The United States State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $5.4 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 28, 2015.
 

Russian airborne forces will receive 50 new BMD-4M airborne infantry vehicles and 30 BTR-MD
 
Russian airborne forces will receive 50 new BMD-4M airborne infantry vehicles and 30 BTR-MD 640 001
Russia’s Airborne Forces are to receive 50 newest BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicles and 30 BTR-MD Rakushka tracked armoured personnel carrier vehicles before the end of the current year, the forces' commander Vladimir Shamanov told reporters on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
 

Nexter Systems of France and KMW of Germany will sign today agreement to form a partnership
 
Nexter Systems of France and KMW of Germany will sign today agreement to form 50-50 partnership
The Defence Companies Nexter of France and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) of Germany will sign an agreement to form a 50:50 partnership Wednesday,July 29, 2015 the French Defence Ministry Jean-Yves Le Drian said.
 

Turkey could eventually choose the Chinese-made FD-2000 as new air defense missile system
 
FD-2000 air defence missile system CASIC China Chinese army defence industry military technology 640 001
Turkey is open to an improved bid from its preferred bidder China in a long-range missile defense system tender, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, ahead of a visit to Beijing. U.S. and European allies want Turkey to use a system that is compatible with NATO's air defence and because they are worried about inherent security risks from Chinese technology.
 

Rheinmetall to supply Canada with Integrated Soldier Systems and Medium Range Radar Systems
 
Rheinmetall t supply Canada with Integrated Soldier Systems and Medium Range Radar Systems 640 001 The Canadian Minister of National Defence, Jason Kenney, on behalf of Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, yesteday announced the awarding of contracts worth potentially more than $493 million to Rheinmetall Canada Inc. of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, to provide much-needed equipment for the Canadian Armed Forces—an Integrated Soldier System and a Medium Range Radar System.
 

 Three bataillons of Russian S-400 air defense systems now fully deployed on Kamchatka Peninsula
 
Three bataillon of Russian S 400 air defense systems now fully deployed on Kamchatka Peninsula 640 001 Russia’s new-generation anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) have been deployed on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, Pacific Fleet spokesman Roman Martov said on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015.
 

Jordan secretly received Cobra helicopters from Israel to fight ISIS
 
Jordan secretly received Cobra helicopters from Israel to fight ISIS  

Jordan has received an estimated fleet of 16 Bell Textron AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters from Israel under a secret deal, according to a US official’s statement to Reuters.

 

 

Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania sign agreement for future LITPOLUKRBRUIG joint brigade
 
Poland Ukraine and Lithuania sign agreement for future LITPOLUKRBRUIG joint brigade 640 001
On July 24 a delegation headed by the Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas paid a visit to Lviv, Ukraine. During the visit Minister of Defence of Poland Tomasz Semoniak and Minister of Defence of Ukraine Lieutenant General Stepan Poltorak and Minister J.Olekas met to sign a technical agreement on a joint military unit of the respective countries, the LITPOLUKRBRIG Brigade, and fundamentals of its command.
 

Spanish Navy Marines received its first two Uro VAMTAC ST5.BN3 tactical vehicles
 
Spanish Marines corps received its first two Uro VAMTAC ST5 BN3  tactical vehicles 640 001
The Spanish Marines corps recently took delivery of its first two Uro VAMTAC (Vehículo de Alta Movilidad Táctico), produced by the Spanish company UROVESA. Spain selected the VAMTAC in 2013, under a contract to supply 772 units, in which 99 are to be delivered to the Marines corps.
 

Poland launches tender to replace its ageing fleet of Honker 4x4 tactical vehicles
 
Poland launches tender to replace its ageing fleet of Honker 4x4 tactical vehicles 640 001
The Polish Armament Inspectorate has launches on July 23rd a tender for 882 new light multipurpose 4x4 vehicles to replace its ageing fleet of Honker tactical vehicles. The future "Mustang" will be purchased in two variants: 841 non-armoured and 41 armoured vehicles. The new vehicles are to be delivered for 2022.
 

Finmeccanica-Selex ES will supply Kronos air defense radar to Qatar Armed Forces
 
Finmeccanica-Selex ES will supply Kronos air defense radar to Qatar Armed Forces 640 001
The Italian Company Finmeccanica-Selex ES will supply to the Qatar Armed Forces an air surveillance and defence system Kronos to safeguard the airspace of the Country. The contract, worth some hundreds of millions euro, has been signed today in Doha, at the presence of Mrs Roberta Pinotti, Italy Minister of Defence, Major General Hamad Bin Ali Al Attiyah, Qatar Minister of State for Defence Affairs, and Mauro Moretti, CEO of Finmeccanica.
 

Russia could deliver a more modernized version of air defense missile system than S-300 to Iran
 
Russia could deliver a more modernized version of air defense missile system than S-300 to Iran 640 001
Negotiations on delivery of a more modernized Russian air defense system than S-300 to Iran are close to a successful conclusion, a source in the Iranian Defense Ministry told Sputnik on Saturday, July 25, 2015. On Tuesday, a source in the Iranian Defense Ministry told Sputnik that the recent comprehensive nuclear agreement between the six world powers and Iran could allow Tehran to gain access to a more advanced air defense system than S-300.
 

Oshkosh Defense to modernize fleet of Extendable Boom Forklifts EBFL of U.S. Marine Corps
 
Oshkosh Defense to modernize fleet of Extendable Boom Forklifts EBFL of US Marine Corps 640 001
U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, a $54 million contract to modernize its fleet of Extendable Boom Forklifts (EBFL). Deliveries will begin in 2016.
 

All Russian strategic missile forces will be equipped with new Yars-M RS-26 ICBM for 2021
 
All Russian strategic missile forces will be equipped with new Yars RS-24 ICBM for 2021 640 001
Rearmament of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) with the newest RS-26 Yars-M mobile intercontinental ballistic missile system is planned to be completed by 2021. Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman for RVSN Dmitry Andreyev told TASS on Thursday that a division of the Yoshkar-Ola RVSN formation will be transferred to the Yars system in 2016.
 

Lockheed Martin wins $1.56 bn in foreign military sales for Patriot PAC-3 missiles
 
Lockheed Martin wins 1 56 bn in foreign military sales for Patriot PAC 3 missiles 640 001
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control was awarded a $1,563,679,881 in foreign military sales contract for Patriot missiles and associated equipment and spares, the US Department of Defense announced Thursday, July 23rd. South Korea, Qatar, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia are concerned by these contracts, which run through June 30, 2018.
 

Russia plans to refurbish military infrastructures in disputed Kuril Islands
 
Russia plans to refurbish military infrastructures in disputed Kuril Islands 640 001
The Russian authorities are planning to restore both the civilian and defense infrastructure of the Kuril Islands off Russia’s Pacific coast as part of the targeted federal program, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015.
 

Estonia donates weapons and ammunition to Iraq to help in fight against Islamic State
 
Estonia donates weapons and ammunition to Iraq to help in fight against Islamic State
Last week Estonia dispatched weapons and ammunition to Iraq’s armed forces to support the country’s fight against the ISIL, also known as Islamic State. The shipment, which came in response to a corresponding request for assistance, consisted of Soviet-era military equipment that do not meet NATO standards and as such can no longer be used by the Estonian Defence Forces, the Estonian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday, July 22nd.
 

United States will use air base in Turkey to launch air attacks against Islamic State
 
United States will use air base in Turkey to launch air-attacks against Islamic State 640 001.
Turkey has agreed to let the United States use Turkish soil to launch air attacks against the Islamic State, signaling a major shift in policy on the part of the once-reluctant American ally, U.S. officials said Thursday, July 23, 2015. The decision to allow U.S. warplanes to use the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey is one element in a broad cooperation plan first broached nine months ago.
 

Rostec from Russia and ST Electronics of Singapore to cooperate for security equipment
 
Rostec from Russia and ST Electronics of Singapore to cooperate for security equipment 640 001
Rostec’s Security Technologies Holding from Russia and one of Singapore’s largest companies, ST Electronics, have signed a memorandum of understanding with the participation of Chairman of the Russia-Singapore Business Council, Rostec Deputy CEO Nikolay Volobuev.
 

General Dynamics wins a $610 mn contract to support UK's Scout Specialist Vehicle program
 
General Dynamics wins a 610 mn contract to support UK s Scout Specialist Vehicle program 640 001 The United Kingdom has awarded a $610 mn contract to General Dynamics to provide maintenance and support services to the new armoured tank vehicles it has on order. This new contract will bring an additional 250 new highly-skilled jobs to General Dynamics base in Wales, the British Prime Minister announced on Thursday, July 23rd.
 

Ukraine could take part in Turkish Defense Program to jointly develop some types of armament
 
Ukraine could take part in Turkish Defense Program to jointly develop some types of armament 640 001
Ukraine could take part in Turkish defense programs on the creation of some types of armament, a source in the defense sector has told Interfax-Ukraine. The source said that among the most discussed initiatives on military cooperation are aircraft engine, armored vehicle and tank production.
 

Asian countries mainly purchased weapons and military equipment in 2014 from Russia
 
Asian countries mainly purchased weapons and military equipment in 2014 from Russia 640 001
India, China, and Iraq have received the most weapons and military equipment in 2014 from Russia’s state-run Rostec company, according to the company’s annual report published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The company’s annual report also reflects that military exports to the former soviet republics have drastically dropped to $370 million in 2014 from $1.5 billion in 2013.
 

The Peruvian Army officially inducts 27 NORINCO Type 90B Multiple Launch Rocket Systems
 
The Peruvian Army officially inducts 27 NORINCO Type 90B Multiple Launch Rockets Systems 640 001
The Peruvian President Ollanta Humala participated in the ceremony marking the official presentation of the 27 Type 90B multiple rocket launcher systems aimed at equipping and training purposes for the benefit of the Peruvian Army’s Artillery compound. The official ceremony, held at the Lima Military Academy, saw the participation of the Peruvian Defense Minister Jakke Valakivi.
 

US approves a $245 mn FMS to Lebanon for 1,500 TOW 2A missiles
 
US approves a 245 mn FMS to Lebanon for 1 500 TOW 2A anti armor missiles 640 001
The United States State Department has approved yesterday, July 22nd, a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lebanon for TOW 2A Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $245 million. The principal contractor will be The Raytheon Company in Andover, Massachusetts.
 

U.S. could deploy M1 Abrams MBT and Bradley IFV in Hungary during military exercises
 
US could deploy M1 Abrams MBT and Bradley IFV in Hungary during military exercises 640 001
According the news website Napi Gazdaság, U.S. main battle tanks and combat vehicles coulb relocated in Hungary in the next few months. Some military equipment will arrive to Hungarian military base. to be used in training exercises as part of NATO’s preparations to react to the Ukrainian-Russian conflict.
 

IAG International Armored Group introduces its new Guardian XL 4x4 armoured personnel carrier
 
IAG International Armored Group introduces its new Guardian XL 4x4 armoured personnel carrier 640 001
After the immense succes of the IAG Guardian APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier), the Company IAG (International Armored Group) introduces a new variant of the vehicle especially design to response to the new needs of military and security forces, the IAG Guardian XL Armored Personnel Carrier.
 

Harris Corporation receives $45 mn to replace US Army's satellite communications terminals
 
Harris Corporation receives 45 mn to replace US Army s satellite communications terminal 640 001
Harris Corporation has received $45 million in delivery orders for advanced satellite communications terminals under the U.S. Army's Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) program. The next-generation military satellite communications terminals will provide the worldwide backbone for high-priority military communications and missile defense systems.
 

Orbital ATK's M892E4 Advanced Kinetic Energy 120mm tank cartridge enters into production
 
Orbital ATK s M892E4 Advanced Kinetic Energy 120mm tank cartridge enters into production 640 001
Orbital ATK, a US leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced monday, July 20, that the M829E4 Advanced Kinetic Energy 120mm tactical tank cartridge has passed First Article Acceptance Testing and is entering into production. A full material release decision is expected prior to government fiscal year 2016, announced the US-based company.
 

BCB International to deliver first orders of its new SQ-4 UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
 
BCB International to deliver first orders of its new SQ-4 UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 640 001
Security and survival equipment specialists, BCB International Ltd, have successfully delivered the first orders of a newly developed small vertical take-off and land (VTOL) SQ-4 Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) which weighs less than a typical large loaf of bread.
 

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