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

Inauguration of the UAV Centre of Excellence and DCI's International Aeronautical Training Center
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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.
 

Finland to buy second-hand K9 Thunder Howitzer from South Korea
 
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According to Sputnik News, Finland's ambition is to update its rapid response forces, which can be deployed quickly. The purpose of the future contract is therefore to enable the support for the operational troops with artillery equipment that features both a long range and good mobility on rugged terrain and on roads. The South Korean hardware is set to partially replace obsolete artillery during the 2020s and 2030s, Finland's Defense Ministry reported.
 

New 4x4 PCSV Protected Combat Support Vehicle for armed forces of Singapore in 2017
 
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The Singapore armed forces unveils project of new 4x4 military vehicle, the Protected Combat Support Vehicle (PCSV). This vehicle will provide improved firepower, protection and situational awareness for motorised infantry combat support and combat service support forces.
 

Belgian Brigadier General Eric Harvent takes the lead of EUTM European Training Mission in Mali
 
Belgian Brigadier General Eric Harvent takes the lead of EUTM European Training Mission in Mali 640 001
Army Recognition Defense Web TV was in Mali Sunday, July 3, 2016 to cover the official ceremony for the appointment of new commander of the EUTM (EU Training Mission in Mali). This Sunday, the Brigadier General Eric Harvent was officially appointed as the new commander of the EUTM forces for a period of 6 months who succeed Brigadier General Werner ALBL from German Army.
 

VPK to conduct swimming trials of Bumerang AFV (Armored Fighting Vehicles)
 
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The Military Industrial Company (Russian acronym: VPK, Voyenno-Promishlennaya Kompaniya) is going to conduct the swimming trials of its newest Bumerang (VPK-7829, also designated as K-16 or BTR-K) armoured fighting vehicle (AFV), according to a source in Russian defense industry.
 

Russian Army to receive Buk and Tor surface-to-air defense missile systems in 2016
 
Russian Army to receive Buk and Tor surface-to-air defense missile systems in 2016 640 001
Air defense units of Russia’s Army will receive two brigade sets of Buk (NATO reporting name: SA-17 Grizzly) surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems and four battalion sets of Tor (SA-15 Gauntlet) SAM systems before the yearend, Air Defense Force Commander Alexander Leonov said.
 

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