July 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
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New Russian RS-28 Sarmat strategic intercontinental missile will be tested within two years
 
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Testing of Russia’s new Sarmat strategic intercontinental missile will begin within two years, the secretary to the commander of the Russian Strategic Missiles Forces said Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The RS-28 Sarmat, or Sarmatian is a future Russian liquid-fueled, MIRV-equipped, super-heavy thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile in development by the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau from 2009, intended to replace the previous SS-18 Satan.
 

In September Iran will unveil new air defense missile system and 1,000 km range radar
 
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Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced that Iran's new strategic radar system will cover a range of over 1,000 kilometers and will be unveiled in September. "This is a strategic radar system with a range of about 1,000 kilometers and it will be unveiled on September 1," Brigadier General Esmayeeli told reporters on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
 

Dumur Industries from Canada will deliver armoured cabs for new Canadian army trucks
 
Dumur Industries from Canada will deliver armoured cabs for new Canadian army trucks 640 001 Dumur Industries, a North American leader in the manufacture of fabricated parts and assemblies for military equipment as well as for the transportation, agricultural equipment, mining and oil and gas sectors of industry, has been awarded a contract to build the protective hull and other components on armoured personnel carriers. (Source The Regina Leader-Post)
 

Renault Trucks Defense HIGUARD 6x6 armored enters in service wiith Singapore Armed Forces
 
Renault Trucks Defense HIGUARD 6x6 armored enters in service wiith Singapore Armed Forces 640 001
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the 2nd People’s Defense Force (2 PDF), the Higuard vehicle produced by RENAULT TRUCKS Defense has officially entered service with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Offering a high level of protection, this vehicle enables the SAF to continue its mission safely.
 

Iveco to Deliver 10 VBTP Guarani 6x6 Armored Vehicles APC to Lebanon Armed Forces
 
Iveco Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicle personnel carrier Lebanon LAF Italian company Iveco will deliver 10 VBTP (Viatura Blindada de Transporte de Pessoal) Guarani armored vehicles personal carriers to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). The Iveco plant in Sete Lagoas (Brazil) will produce the 10 vehicles which will be delivered directly to Lebanon, reportedly without any weapons.
 

Mack Defense awarded $725 Million contract to supply 1,500 trucks to the Canadian Armed Forces
 
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Mack Defense today announced that it has been awarded two contracts by the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defense to deliver more than 1,500 8x8 trucks for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) program and to provide an initial five years of In-Service Support (ISS) for the SMP fleet operating in Canada and throughout the world.
 

Russia to develop a new self-propelled coastal defense gun based on 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV howitzer.
 
Bereg 130mm self-propelled coastal defense gun artillery system Russia Russian-army military equipment 640 001
Russia is developing a new self-propelled coastal defense gun, based on the Koalitsiya-SV system, Burevestnik Design Bureau chief, Georgy Zakamennykh, announced on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The Russian naval command planned to outline the technical characteristics of the new system within the next two months.
 

British soldiers will take part in a multi-national military training exercise in Ukraine
 
British soldiers will take part in a multi-national military training exercise in Ukraine 640 001
The US and Ukraine -led exercise, named Rapid Trident 2015, brings British soldiers together with troops from several other partner nations in the west of the country. The 11-day exercise, starting on 20 July, is designed to promote regional stability and security, strengthen Ukraine’s defensive capacity, and build trust between participating nations.
 

Rafael has upgraded Iron Dome air defense system to be used against unmanned aerial vehicles
 
Rafael has upgraded Iron Dome air defense system to be used against UAV Drone unmanned aerial vehicles 640 001
The Israeli Company Rafael has released a new video showing the Iron Dome shooting down an UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone). The Iron Dome was designed as air defense system against short range artillery rockets. Now Rafael has upgraded the system to response about the new threats.
 

Japan parliamentary committee approved bill to allow country's troops to fight abroad
 
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A Japanese parliamentary committee approved legislation that would expand the role of Japan's military on Wednesday, July 15th, announced several local medias. The approved security bills would allow the country's troops to fight abroad, despite the opposition from the majority of ordinary residents.
 

Ukraine takes delivery of new batch of British non-lethal military equipment
 
Ukraine takes delivery of new batch of British non lethal military equipment 640 001
The British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced on Monday, July 13rd, the delivery of vital equipment support for Ukrainian troops The Royal Air Force C-130, which flew with its cargo from the UK on 3 July, was loaded with high-priority items requested by the Ukrainian government, including first aid kits and helmet-mounted monocular night vision goggles.
 

India clears deals worth $4.7 bn and approves purchase of 428 new air defence guns
 
India clears deals worth 4 7 bn and buy new L 70 Z 23 air defence guns 640 001
The Indian Defence Ministry on Tuesday cleared proposals worth over Rs 30,000 crore (US $4.7bn), including that to replace army's air defence guns and for buying four more P-8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft for the navy. The biggest takeaway from the meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, was the acceptance of necessity (AON) for replacing L70 and ZU-23 guns for army's air defence under Buy-and-Make category.
 

KMDB of Ukraine has presented the latest version of the Dozor B 4x4 armoured personnel carrier
 
KMDB of Ukraine has presented the latest version of the Dozor B 4x4 armoured personnel carrier 640 001
The Ukrainian Defence Company Lviv Armor has demonstrated new military vehicles, including the new Dozor B 4x4 armoured vehicle personnel carrier, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. According to Mr. Roman Romanov, Director General, Ukroboronprom, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will receive the first vehicles in the beginning of September.
 

Turkey to provide training for Iraqi police forces to help in fight against IS
 
Turkey to provide training for Iraqi police forces to help in fight against IS 640 001
Turkey will provide training for Iraqi police as part of the cooperation in fighting the Islamic State (IS) threat in the neighboring country, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. Speaking at a joint press conference with visiting Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Ankara, Cavusoglu pledged Turkey's continuous support to Iraq in the fight against the IS, an al-Qaida offshoot which took control of some of the country's predominantly Sunni provinces.
 

Lithuania deploys military instructors in Ukraine to train country's National Guard
 
Lithuania sends first team of instructors in Ukraine 640 001 Lithuania is deploying 4 military instructors of the Lithuanian Armed Forces to train local military personnel alongside U.S. troops in Ukraine. The soldiers deployed to area of operations and will begin preparations for completing their assignment, announced the Lithuanian Defence Ministry on July 8th, 2015.
 

United States plan to train Ukrainian army soldiers after the National Guard troops
 
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The commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe says the United States is planning to train Ukrainian army soldiers after completing the current training of Ukraine’s National Guard troops. Lt. General Ben Hodges told reporters at the Pentagon Monday, July 13, 2015, the so-called “phase two” of training would begin in late November if the plan is approved.
 

Mexico plans to invest up to USD107 mn to modernize 105 ERC 90 Lynx armoured vehicles
 
Mexico plans to invest up to USD107 mn to modernize 105 ERC 90 Lynx armoured vehicles 640 001
The Mexican National Defense Secretary (Sedena) recently announced that it plans to invest almost USD 107mn to modernize 105 armoured vehicles in service with the Mexican Army. According to documents published in late June by the Ministry of the Treasury, Mexico will overhaul half of its 207 ERC 90 Lynx 6x6 reconnaissance and combat armoured vehicles.
 

DRDO and Indian Army Tested HeliNa Anti-Tank Guided Missile from HAL Rudra Helicopter
 
The Indian Army and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired the new HeliNa anti-tank guided missile from a HAL Rudra helicopter. Out of the 3 HeliNa (which is a helicopter-launched version of Nag) that were fired, two hit their targets according to Vara Prasad, project director for HeliNa. The Indian Army and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired the new HeliNa anti-tank guided missile from a HAL Rudra helicopter. Out of the 3 HeliNa (which is a helicopter-launched version of Nag) that were fired, two hit their targets according to Vara Prasad, project director for HeliNa.
 

The US DoD launches its new agency dedicated to improvised threats
 
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The US Department of Defense has launched its new Joint Improvised Threat-Defeat Agency (JIDA) to counter the use of anti-personnel mines or improvised explosive devices, the Department of Defense News reported. “[JIDA’s task is] to stay at the forefront of improvised threats,” the News said on Monday, July 13rd, 2015.
 

United States negotiate with North African countries to position drones on their territory
 
United States negotiate with North African countries to position drones on their territory 640 001
The United States has launched negotiations with a number of North African countries to position drones on their territory to monitor the Islamic State's activities in Libya, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, July 13, 2015, citing undisclosed US officials. According to the source, a base in North Africa close to Islamic State strongholds in Libya would help the United States fill gaps in what is happening there.
 

NORINCO's VP10 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle started testing phase
 
NORINCO VP10 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle started testing phase 640 001
A similar version of the Russian armored personnel carrier Bumerang (Boomerang) will soon enter service in the Chinese armed forces, according to media. According to the military-informant.com website, the NORINCO VP10 armored personnel carrier is currently undergoing a series of tests before being delivered to an unnamed customer.
 

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