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
 
DRDO of India has performed firing test of its new local-made 155mm towed gun system ATAGS 640 001
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
 
Crew and aviators from New York US Army National Guard to be deployed to Afghanistan in 2017 640 001
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
 
China army to open new National Nuclear Emergency Response Action Technical Support Center 640 001
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
 
PPLOG Porteur Polyvalent LOGistique Multirole Carrier Logistics Vehicle Iveco 8x8 truck France French army military equipment 640 001
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
 
Russia has exported military equipment worth 4-6 billion dollars this year 640 001
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.
 

Upgraded T-72B3 MBT wil be the backbone of tank companies of Russian Airborne Forces
 
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Upgraded T-72B3 main battle tanks (MBT) will be the backbone of the tank companies being formed by the Russian Airborne Force, according to the Gazeta.ru news portal. The tank companies will receive upgraded T-72B3s. According to Uralvagonzavod Director General Oleg Siyenko, about 200 T-72B3s will have been delivered in 2016 alone.
 

Qinetiq to evaluate Active Protection System for tanks and armoured vehicles of British Army
 
Qinetiq to evaluate Active Protection System for armoured vehicles of British Army 640 001
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has placed a £7.6 million contract with QinetiQ to evaluate an Active Protection System (APS) for armoured vehicles. The new system will improve the survivability and situational awareness, with an ability to minimise the weight growth that could impede the mobility of vehicles.
 

Ukraine takes delivery of new batch of U.S. AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-39 counter-battery radars
 
Ukraine takes delivery of new batch of US AN-TPQ-36 and AN TPQ-39 counter-battery radars 640 001
The United States will hand over a new batch of counter-battery radars, drones and means of secure communication to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly said on the air of Radio Liberty on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
 

United States to provide Peshmerga troops with 54 armoured Humvee 4x4 tactical vehicles
 
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According Rudaw website, the US army in Iraq has provided two Peshmerga brigades with 54 armored Humvee vehicles as part of an aid package to help Kurdish forces against ISIS militants in the country. Kurdish Peshmerga commander Rasoul Omar told Rudaw that other brigades are expected to receive similar equipment as part of an effort to upgrade the Kurdish military ahead of the anticipated Mosul offensive
 

Beijing Yanjing Motor Company to produce Russian GAZ Tigr Multirole Utility Vehicles under license
 
China to produce Russian GAZ Tigr Multirole Utility Vehicles under license 640 002
People`s Republic of China`s (PRC) Beijing Yanjing Motor Company (BYMC) is producing Russian GAZ-2330-36/VPK-233136 Tigr (SPM-2) multirole utility vehicles (MUV) under license. The Chinese variant of the Tigr MUV has been unveiled at the China Military and Civilian Integration Expo 2016 (July 4 - July 6, 2016) in Beijing.
 

Inauguration of the UAV Centre of Excellence and DCI's International Aeronautical Training Center
 
Inauguration of the UAV Centre of Excellence and DCIs International Aeronautical Training Center 640 001
Air Commodore Francis Pollet, commanding officer of the French Air Force Academy and Air Base 701, and Jean-Michel Palagos, Chairman and CEO of Défense Conseil International (DCI), have inaugurated the UAV Centre of Excellence (CED) and DCI’s International Academic and Aeronautical Training Centre (DCI-CIFAA) at Air Base 701 in Salon-de-Provence.
 

Ukrainian soldiers with KrAZ-Spartan 4x4 armoured vehicles at Rapid-Trident 2016 exercises
 
Ukrainian soldiers with KrAZ-Spartan 4x4 armoured vehicles at Rapid-Trident 2016 exercises 640 001
Rapid Trident-2016 military exercises are held from June 27 to July 8 in the territory of Yavorov training area in Lvov region. They are held since 2006 as part of Partnership for Peace military cooperation program. Rapid Trident-2016 exercises are aimed at introducing and sharing best practice of the armies of advanced countries of the world, improving cooperation between units of ground forces of US, Ukraine, armies of NATO country-members and Partnership for Peace members.
 

China presents new military equipment at the Military and Civilian Integration Expo in Beijing
 
China presents new military equipment at the Military and Civilian Integration Expo in Beijing 640 001
The Second China Military and Civilian Integration Expo opened on Monday, July 4, 2016, in Beijing, featuring private companies' defense technologies. More than 200 Chinese firms took part in the three-day expo, which is organized by the Chinese Institute of Command and Control, at the National Convention Center.
 

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