July 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russian Tank biathlon 2016 international contest began at Alabino range near Moscow
 
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The Russian “Tank biathlon” international contest began at the Alabino range (Moscow Region). Teams of Russia, Kazakhstan, Serbia and India are participating in the first race. The Tank Biathlon World Championship consists of tests of driving, racing and shooting with various vehicles. It features 39 crews from 13 countries.
 

U.S. Air Force releases an official request for a new ICBM InterContinental Ballistic Missile
 
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The U.S. Air Force releases on Friday, July 29, 2016, an RFP (Request For Proposals) to replace the LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile and the nuclear cruise missile as the military moves ahead with a costly modernization of its aging atomic weapons systems.
 

India on the way to acquire 100 K9 Vajra 155mm 52 calibre tracked self-propelled howitzer.
 
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India is on the way to acquire 100 new K9 Vajra 155mm tracked sel-propelled howitzer for the Indian army. A contract is expected to be signed in the next few months with the South Korean Defense Company Samsung-Techwin and its Indian partner Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
 

Japan to upgrade its Patriot PAC-3 air defense missile system to increase range and accuracy
 
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Japan is upgrading its Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missile defence system to increase range and accuracy needed to intercept more advanced North Korean ballistic missiles. This program represents the most significant upgrade to Japan’s missile defence system in a decade.
 

Saab receives U.S. order for Carl-Gustaf ammunition
 
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Defence and security company Saab has received an ammunition order from the US Department of Defense (DoD) for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system, known in the US as M3 MAAWS (Multi-role, Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System). The order value is USD 5.4 million (MSEK 46).
 

China would like to strengthen its military cooperation with Cambodia
 
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Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), met with General Nem Sowath, director general of Cambodian Defense Ministry's Policy and Foreign Affairs Department in Beijing on Thursday, July 28, 2016.
 

Rheinmetall and Tectonica establish partnership for the supply of land 400 Boxer LSWS
 
Rheinmetall and Tectonica establish partnership for the supply of land 400 Boxer LSWS 640 001
Rheinmetall has announced on July 28 a partnership with Melbourne-based defence systems integrator Tectonica Australia Pty Ltd for the development and manufacture of a sophisticated Local Situational Awareness System for the BOXER Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 2 Request For Tender.
 

Australia downselects Rheinmetall and BAE Systems for its Land 400 Phase 2 CRV program
 
Australia downselects Rheinmetall and BAE Systems for its Land 400 Phase 2 CRV program 640 001
The Department of Defence announced on July 29 the selection of two tenderers to participate in the next stage of evaluation for LAND 400 Phase 2, Army’s Mounted Combat Reconnaissance capability. The two tenderers are the Rheinmetall Boxer and the BAE Systems Australia AMV35. The Elbit Systems/ST Kinetics Sentinel II and the General Dynamics Land Systems/Thales Australia LAV 6.0 have not been selected for the evaluation phase.
 

DFNDR Armor selects Honeywell Spectra material for new Military and Law Enforcement Body Armor
 
DFNDR Armor selects Honeywell Spectra material for new Military and Law Enforcement Body Armor 640 001
Honeywell announced on Wednesday July 27 that DFNDR Armor, a leading engineer of U.S.-made advanced body armor systems, is using Honeywell Spectra Shield® ballistic composite materials to create one of the lightest, most high-protection lines of body armor plates available today.
 

Raytheon launches NSA-certified, next-generation Ethernet encryption system
 
Raytheon launches NSA-certified next-generation Ethernet encryption system 640 001
The National Security Agency has certified Raytheon Company's KG-350 Ethernet encryption system to protect network communications for sensitive information up to Top Secret/SCI classification. The Type 1 certification gives Raytheon authorization to sell the groundbreaking KG-350 encryptor to commercial, military and government customers immediately.
 

Patria AMV35 selected for Australian Army’s Land 400 Program evaluation
 
Patria AMV35 selected for Australian Army s Land 400 Program evaluation 640 001
The Australian Department of Defence announced on Thursday July 28 that BAE Systems Australia and Land 400 bid partner Patria have been confirmed as one of 2 tenders selected to take part in the 12-month Risk Mitigation Activity for the Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 2 combat reconnaissance vehicle program.
 

Cubic awarded more than $10 Million in orders for I-MILES IWS 2 Training System by the US Army
 
Cubic awarded more than 10 Million in orders for I MILES IWS 2 Training System by the US Army 640 001
Cubic Global Defense, a business unit of Cubic Corporation, today announced an award of more than $10 million for new orders of its Instrumentable-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon Systems 2 (I-MILES IWS 2) from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) and Army Contracting Command-Orlando (ACC-ORL).
 

Chinese ZBD-05 Infantry Fighting Vehicles to participate in Army Games 2016
 
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The ZBD-05 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) of the Chinese People`s Liberation Army (PLA) have been dispatched to Baltiysk (Kaliningrad Territory) to participate in the Naval Landing 2016 competition (a part of the Army Games 2016 drills), according to a source in the Russian defense industry.
 

Rheinmetall wins major order for ammunition worth over €400 million
 
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The Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf has won another major order for ammunition from an international customer. Booked in the second quarter of 2016 and worth over €400 million, the contract runs for seven years. This underscores once again the Group’s global reputation for excellence, which has made it one of the world’s top three makers of military munitions.
 

Lockheed Martin's Next Generation Counter-IED System to support U.S. and coalition forces
 
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In today's rapidly changing battlespace, our adversaries are using technology to their advantage to turn the most commonplace devices into explosives. The U.S. Navy recently approved Symphony Block 40, Lockheed Martin's counter-improvised explosive device system, which provides enhanced capabilities that allow partner nations to combat ever-changing threats.
 

Thales Selects PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice for Sighting Systems on AJAX Vehicle Programme
 
Thales Selects Prism Tech s Vortex OpenSplice for Sighting Systems on AJAX Vehicle Programme 640 001
Thales has selected PrismTech’s Vortex™ OpenSplice™ as the data-sharing platform for the sighting systems implemented in the AJAX fleet of armored vehicles, which is being delivered to the British Army by General Dynamics Land Systems-UK. Thales is the supplier of sighting systems and ancillary equipment for the AJAX fleet.
 

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