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

Kurganmashzavod delivered 33 BMD-4M airborne fighting vehicles to Russia in the first half of 2016
 
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Russia’s armor manufacturer Kurganmashzavod delivered 33 BMD-4M airborne fighting vehicles to the Defense Ministry , Director of the Volgograd Machine-Building Enterprise Fizuli Seifedov said on the single military hardware acceptance day.
 

DRDO of India has performed firing test of its new local-made 155mm towed gun system ATAGS
 
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The Indian Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) achieved yet another technological breakthrough by successfully conducting the proof firing of Armament system for 155 mm x 52 calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) during the technical trials conducted recently at Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE), Balasore.
 

Russian army Eastern Military District will test Iskander-M ballistic missile in September 2016
 
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The Iskander-M (NATO reporting name: SS-26 Stone) tactical ballistic missile system accepted by Russia’s Defense Ministry in May 2016 has been delivered to the Russian Eastern Military District, Commander of the 20th Missile Brigade of the 5th Army Alexander Peshkov said.
 

Crew and aviators from New York U.S. Army National Guard to be deployed to Afghanistan in 2017
 
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Two dozen New York U.S. Army National Guard air crew and aviators from Rochester are preparing for a deployment to Afghanistan early in 2017 while also participating in the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Teams Joint Readiness Training Center exercise here with 5,000 other Soldiers.
 

Russia will deploy S-400 air defense missile system next month in Crimea
 
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A new regiment set of the S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile system will be delivered to Crimean troops in August after it passes trials, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the 18th Air Defense Missile Regiment of the 31st Air Defense Division Lieutenant-Colonel Yevgeny Oleynikov said.
 

Thales launches Fulmar X UAV to meet the needs of military and civilian customers
 
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At Farnborough 2016, Thales is launching Fulmar X, a new concept that uses a small, flexible Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) to meet the needs of both military and civil customers in order to suite a wide range of surveillance missions (border surveillance, natural disasters, illegal traffic monitoring…). Fulmar X is a highly reliable solution that delivers exceptional endurance and high-quality aerial intelligence using a small, flexible air platform with low running costs.
 

Russian industrial company ROSTEC showcases first drone manufactured by 3D printer
 
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At the Innoprom 2016 international industrial trade fair, Rostec State Corporation showcased various products, including the first Russian reconnaissance drone manufactured on a 3D printer, the RHV-35 convertible aircraft, a gas engined LADA Vestra, 1x:4x optical scope for civilian arms, the Aurora remote sensing satellite system, and the Transformer KAMAZ cabin.
 

United States will send an additional 560 troops in the coming weeks to Iraq
 
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The United States will send an additional 560 troops in the coming weeks to Iraq to help that nation’s forces continue to build momentum as they push toward Mosul, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. In the coming weeks, hundreds of the newly deploying American forces will be sent to that base, Qayara West Airfield, which housed American troops through much of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 

China army to open new National Nuclear Emergency Response Action Technical Support Center
 
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The opening ceremony of the "National Nuclear Emergency Response Action Technical Support Center" and the "Theory Teaching Base of China Nuclear Emergency Rescue Team" was held in the Chemical Defense Institute of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on July 12, 2016.
 

U.S. to make donation of military equipment to Liberia to boost peacekeeping mission capacity
 
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The United States Government has boosted Liberia’s international peacekeeping mission capacity with a donation of military equipment to the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). The equipment turned over Tuesday included 18 Land Cruiser Pick-ups, two Land Cruiser maintenance vehicles, two 24-foot Whaler Boats and one 44-foot container of spare parts.
 

China will use upgraded Type 96A main battle tank for Tank Biathlon 2016 competition in Russia
 
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The upgraded Chinese Type 96A main battle tanks (MBT) are going to participate in the Tank Biathlon 2016 competition, according to Russian defense analysts and local sources. The Type 96A was showed for the first time to the public, during the military parade at Beijing in 2009.
 

New combat vehicles and trucks unveiled during rehearsal of French Bastille Day Military Parade
 
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During the rehearsal for the military parade of French Bastille Day 2016, Monday, July 11, 2016, the French army has unveiled new combat vehicles and trucks which are now in service. This year the motorized troops are under the command of Lieutenant-General Philippe Lesimple who is the commander of the new 1st division created in July 1, 2016.
 

Russia to integrate unmanned ground vehicles UGV with motor rifle battalions
 
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Russia`s Armed Forces will have to integrate unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) with motor rifle battalions, according to Russian defense analysts.Russia`s Armed Forces UGV integration efforts date back to the early 2000s. In 2000, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) initiated the implementation of the "Weapons Robotizing 2015" program.
 

Russian army artillery units use Takhion mini-UAV to perform reconnaissance missions
 
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Southern Military District artillery units of Russian army are using Takhion unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in an exercise in Dagestan in south Russia, the district’s press office said. The Takhion is a Russian-made mini-UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) developed to conduct reconnaissance missions in support for ground forces at with a maximum range of 40 km.
 

Belgium to send 150 soldiers in Lithuania to enhance military presence of NATO Forces in the east
 
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NATO’s 28 leaders took decisions to bolster the Alliance’s deterrence and defence at the first working session of the Warsaw Summit on Friday, July 8, 2016. Belgium could send around 150 soldiers in Lithuania to enhance military presence of NATO Forces in the east.
 

Russia has exported military equipment worth $4.6 billion this year
 
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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia has exported military gear worth $4.6 billion this year. "The Russian military-technical cooperation objectives for 2016 are being attained," he said at a session of the military-technical cooperation commission. "The arms export has totaled almost $5 billion - $4.6 billion, with the worth of the order book having exceeded $50 billion much."
 

All the women will be able to serve in infantry and armour units of British army
 
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David Cameron is to remove the ban on women serving in ground combat roles in the British military. The Prime Minister will announce that women will be able to serve in infantry and armour units after the service chiefs last month unanimously recommended the move following a detailed study of the issue. (Source Telegraph UK)
 

South Korea and United States are in the final stages to deploy THAAD air defense missile system
 
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According "the Korea Times" newspaper, Three sites have been shortlisted as candidates for hosting a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, according to military sources, Monday,July 4, 2016. The candidate locations are Pyeongtaek in Gyeonggi Province, Waegwan in North Gyeongsang Province and Gunsan in North Jeolla Province.
 

Russian military infrastructure in Arctic to be completed for the end of 2016
 
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The bulk of the Russian military infrastructure in the Arctic will have been built by late 2016. The current readiness of the installations on Arctic islands allows stationing military units there, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov said in the wake of his working tour to Tiksi. During the visit, he and the leaders of the Federal Special Construction Agency and contractors discussed the pace of the construction of Arctic military bases.
 

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