July 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
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Lebanese Army receives shipment of Chinese weapons
 
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The Lebanese Army received a shipment of Chinese weapons Friday, July 3,, the latest in a recent series of international arms deliveries to help Lebanon contain the militants on its eastern border with Syria. The Army statement did not specify what types of weapons and ammunition, or the quantity of the arms, were included in the shipment, which arrived in Beirut’s port before noon.
 

IAI and Thales have integrated datalink capability on Heron MALE UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
 
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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Thales have conducted, in Israel, risk reduction flight tests for the integration of Thales and Elisra’s NATO STANAG 7085 data link on board the Heron Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV).
 

Indian Army plans 'Request for Information' for single calibre assault rifle
 
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The Indian Army is likely to soon issue a 'Request for Information' for a new single calibre assault rifle to replace its INSAS rifles after it scrapped a four-year-old tender for purchasing 180,000 multi-calibre weapons. Defence sources also ruled out that the army has shortlisted any particular gun to replace the INSAS, which had entered service in the late 1990s.
 

DCD South Africa to deliver Springbuck 4x4 armored personnel carrier to East Africa customer
 
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A country in East Africa has awarded a contract to DCD Protected Mobility for the production of Springbuck 4x4 APC's (Armoured Personnel Carrier). This ballistic and landmine protected, all-terrain armoured personnel carrier that ensures crew protection, easy to operate, maintain and repair.
 

More HMMWVs for Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Ukraine from United States
 
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AM General was awarded a $373 million (€338 million) firm-fixed-price multi-year foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Ukraine, Tunisia) with options for 2,082 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and contractor unique spare parts. Work will be performed in Mishawaka, Indiana with an estimated completion date of April 29, 2016.
 

Russian air defense forces will be equipped with the new S-350E Vityaz air defense missile system
 
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Russian air defense forces will be equipped with the new air defense missile system S-350E Vityaz the Russian Missile Forces’ commander said in a radio interview Monday, July 6, 2015. General Babakov said that crews operating the new missile system were now being trained at military academies, retraining centers and test ranges.
 

Iran has deployed a new Ghadir radar system in Southern Iran able to detect threats at 1,100 km
 
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The IRGC (Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps) deployed its Ghadir phased-array radar system with a range of 1,100 kilometers in Southern Iran on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The Ghadir radar system was unveiled for the first time in Garmsar radar site in Semnan province, Northern Iran last year.
 

Indian Dhanush 155mm howitzer to enter production phase
 
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A few months after clearing critical trials, the Dhanush artillery guns — also called “Desi Bofors” — have entered the production phase to meet Army’s operational gap of field howitzers. The “Make in India” defence manufacturing project took off with the receipt of Bulk Production Clearance (BPC) from the Army for 144 Dhanush guns. On May 11, Six prototypes of the artillery gun Dhanush has been produced.
 

Turkey deploys missile and artillery systems near the border with Syria
 
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A large number of military convoys carrying missile systems and artillery out from Ankara have reached the Syrian border province of Kilis. Turkish Special Forces Commander Major General Intelligence Aksakalli received information on a last minute check, July 5, 2015.
 

Russia ready to export SS-26 Iskander missile complexes to Saudi Arabia
 
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Russia is ready to supply Iskander tactical missile complexes to Saudi Arabia, Igor Sevastyanov, a deputy director general of Russia’s state weaponry trading corporation Rosoboronexport said on Friday, July 3. "If we, let’s say, begin the talks today they will certainly take some time," he said. "I think if Saudi Arabia wants buying this equipment, Russia will supply it."
 

Australian Defence Force provided with EF88 rifle to maintain small arms manufacturing in Australia
 
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The Australian Government has given second pass approval for project LAND 125 Phase 3C – Soldier Enhancement Version 2 – Lethality. This project provides the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a new Austeyr F88 rifle (the enhanced F88) and advanced ancillary devices to improve effectiveness for soldiers involved in close combat and their immediate support elements.
 

China strengthens its defense close to Kashmir with deployment of HQ-9 air defense missile systems
 
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China strengthens its defense close to Kashmir border, according the Chinese news website WantChinaTimes, China has deployed HQ-9 air defense missiles to Hetian airfield in the south of the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region in the country's northwest. Hetian is only 260 kilometers from India-administered Kashmir.
 

BAE Systems and Saab Australia join forces in a bid to maximise Australian industry involvement
 
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BAE Systems today, July 6, signed a memorandum of understanding with Saab Australia to maximise Australian industry involvement in its bid for a major combat vehicle program. BAE Systems is the prime contractor pursuing Defence program Land 400 Phase 2 Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability with Patria of Finland. Saab products are inherent in the vehicle design.
 

Slovakia has signed an agreement with Poland to purchase 30 Rosomak 8x8 armoured vehicles
 
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Slovakia plans to buy 30 armored personnel carriers (APC) Rosomak from Poland over the next three years in a deal worth about $32 million, Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Friday, July 3, 2015. The agreement was signed during Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico's official visit to Poland.
 

Philippines Armed Forces need to acquire a new Shore-Based Missile System
 
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The Defense Department of Philippines is lobbying to realign the P6.5 billion Shore-Based Missile System to counter China’s threat in the South China Sea, according to documents obtained by The Standard. The mobile SBMS is part of the Army’s “big-ticket items” and included in the 1st Horizon Project List in the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program, which was approved by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin but yet to be approved by President Benigno Aquino III.
 

Russia will deploy first Bastion silo-based surface-to-ship missile system in Crimean Peninsula
 
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Russia will deploy the first Bastion silo-based surface-to-ship missile system in the Crimean Peninsula by 2020, Moscow-based Interfax news agency reported Thursday, July 2, 2015. The new missile system will be positioned in the region as part of the Kremlin’s plans to increase security in the Black Sea area.
 

Russia holding talks on supplies of Iskander-M (SS-26 Stone) ballistic missile systems to Armenia
 
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Russia is holding talks on supplies to Armenia of Iskander-M short range ballistic missile systems, the contract has not been signed yet, a military source told TASS Russian news agency on Thursday July 2. "The contract has not been signed, talks are underway," the source said. He underscored that "all information on such contracts is secret."
 

Singapore unveils Renault Trucks Defense Higuard MRAP armoured vehicles
 
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During a military parade rehearsal held on June 28, Singapore unveils new 6x6 armoured vehicles. The Army of Singapore studied a project for replacement of its old V200 4x4 armoured vehicle personnel carrier with the new Protected Response Vehicle (PRV). It seems Singapore has opted for the Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) Higuard solutions.
 

Oshkosh Defense to build 698 additional FMTVs tactical vehicles for U.S. Army
 
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Following a $184 million (€165 million) order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), Oshkosh Defense will produce 698 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) trucks for the U.S. Army. Deliveries will begin in 2016. The Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) is a series of vehicles, based on a common chassis, that vary by payload and mission requirements.
 

Leidos awarded a $10 million contract by U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM)
 
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Leidos was awarded a prime task order by the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) to provide operation and maintenance support to the Software Engineering Center (SEC) for the Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE) system. The single-award, cost-plus, fixed-fee task order has a one year base period of performance, two one year options and a total contract value of approximately $10 million (€9.04 million) if all options are exercised.
 

Elbit Systems will deliver combat vest including radio and C4I capabilities to Benelux countries
 
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Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”), announced today that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems Land and C4I Ltd. was awarded a contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defense, to supply advanced systems for the infantry soldiers in the Benelux countries – Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg.
 

RADA Electronic Industries Receives an Order for Tactical Air Surveillance Radar
 
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RADA Electronic Industries announced today that it received an order to produce and supply a tactical air surveillance radar to a leading European defense contractor. The radar will be delivered later this year. The multi-mission hemispheric radar (MHR) is an S-band, software-defined, Pulse-Doppler, active, electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.
 

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia hands over final vehicles to New Zealand
 
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New Zealand’s Secretary of Defence Helene Quilter has accepted the final vehicles of the new Medium and Heavy Operational Vehicles fleet (MHOV) from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA). RMMVA was awarded the contract to supply New Zealand’s armed forces with 194 vehicles and specialist trailers in April 2013.
 

€211 million cannon contract signed for UK Scout SV and Warrior armoured fighting vehicles
 
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The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £150 million (€211 million, $234 million) contract to supply a new cannon capability for the UK Armed Forces. The Cased Telescope (CT) cannon will be fitted to the Scout SV, the Army’s first fully digitised armoured fighting vehicle, and the in-service Warrior infantry fighting vehicle. The 40mm cannon will be able to use a variety of ammunition to defend the vehicles and destroy a range of battlefield targets.
 

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