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

US Army contracted BAE Systems to provide GEOINT
 
US Army contracted BAE Systems to provide GEOINT BAE Systems has been contracted by the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) to provide enhanced geospatial intelligence technical and analytical support. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract will run for a period of five years, with a cost of USD75 million.
 

Pakistan to buy numerous AK-103 assault rifles to Russia
 
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Pakistan is planning to purchase a big batch of AK-103 assault rifles manufactured by Russia’s Kalashnikov Corporation, a source in the Pakistani Defense Ministry told TASS at the Eurosatory 2016 defense and security international exhibition.
 

Iveco to complete the delivery of LMV light multirole vehicles to Russia
 
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Italy’s Iveco Defence Vehicles Company has confirmed the completion of the delivery of LMV light multirole vehicles to Russia, Head of the Company’s Hardware Development Department Claudio Catalano told TASS at the Eurosatory 2016 defense and security international exhibition.
 

Around 100 new combat vehicles including BTR-82A & T-72B1 for Russian military base in Tajikistan
 
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Around 100 new armored personnel carriers (APC) BTR-82A and T-72B1 main battle tanks have been fielded with the 201st Russian Military base in Tajikistan as part of the governmental defense procurement efforts, according to Col. Yaroslav Roschupkin, assistant commander, Central Military District.
 

NIMR from UAE 1,000th vehicle completed in its production facility at Tawazun Industrial Park
 
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NIMR Automotive, the defence vehicle manufacturer in Abu Dhabi, achieved an important milestone in its history with the 1,000th vehicle completed in its production facility at Tawazun Industrial Park in Ajban, since commencing operation in 2014.
 

Elbit’s IronVision can see through armour
 
Elbit’s IronVision can see through armour Elbit is introducing to the market the IronVision system that would allow tank and infantry crewmen to see-through the armour of their vehicles. The 360-degree, helmet-mounted, panoramic and situational awareness system provides real-time view of the battlefield around a tank or infantry fighting vehicle.
 

France admits deploying special forces advisors in Syria
 
France admits deploying special forces advisors in Syria France has deployed special forces advisors at the northeast of Syria to help local groups fight the Islamic State and liberate the city of Manbij. According to Col Gilles Jaron, the French Army’s spokesman, who confirmed the deployment of the forces, the offensive is aiming to cut the jihadists’ supply route connecting Raqqa with areas all the way up to Turkey.
 

Russian-made TOR SA-15 Gauntlet air defense missile system will become fully robotized
 
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Russia’s Tor (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) surface-to-air missile system will become fully robotized and be able to destroy targets autonomously, Deputy CEO and Air Defense Missile System Chief Designer at the Kupol Electromechanical Factory Iosif Drize told TASS.
 

Swedish and US MoDs signed bilateral Statement of Intent
 
Swedish and US MoDs signed bilateral Statement of Intent The Swedish and US Ministries of Defence signed a bilateral Statement of Intent on 8 June 2016. The aim of the initiative is to increase mutual cooperation and understanding between the two countries’ ministries, armed forces and defence agencies.
 

Belgian officer appointed mission commander of the EU training mission in Mali
 
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Brigadier General Eric Harvent, a Belgian national, has been appointed as mission commander for the EU training mission in Mali (EUTM Mali). He will take up his duties on 3 July 2016. He will take over from Brigadier General Werner Albl, who has held the post since December 2015.
 

Italy has deployed SAMP/T air defense missile system on Turkish-Syrian border to replace Patriot
 
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Italy has deployed SAMP/T surface-to-air defense missile system on the Turkish-Syrian border s part of NATO's package of assistance measures set to be fully applied prior to the July 8-9 Warsaw Summit. The Italian air defense system will replace the German Patriot missile systems that finished their three-year, mandated mission.
 

Spynel thermal imaging system from HGH Infrared Systems used to counter drone during Euro 2016
 
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With the start of the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament kicking off this week on June 10th, expecting to draw a large international crowd at ten different stadiums in cities across France, security measures have rightfully been carefully considered by the organizers in light of a very turbulent past couple of years in Europe and abroad.
 

U.S. has chosen Israeli Iron Fist active protection system to secure armoured personnel carrier
 
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United States has chosen the Israeli active protection system "Iron Fist Light Configuration " to protect light and medium armoured vehicle personnel carrier. The system is designed and manufactured by the Israel Military Industries (IMI).
 

Thales Would Have Answered French Army VBMR Light RFI with its Bushmaster APC
 
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On the eve of Eurosatory 2016, an industry source who wished to remain unnammed recently told Army Recognition that French aerospace and defence giant Thales would have answered a French Army request for information (RFI) on the "VBMR Light" program with the Bushmaster APC. The same source indicated that Nexter Systems likely answered the RFI with a 4x4 variant of its TITUS APC. A third likely candidate would be Renault Trucks Defense.
 

Russia to promote unmanned aerial system Orlan-10E for the international market
 
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Russia is willing to strengthen its position at the global market of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), through the promotion of new vehicles. According to the Rosoboronexport company, potential foreign customers have shown their interest in the newest Orlan-10E (E stand for export-oriented, Eksportny) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
 

Polish Army to procure thousands of Beryl WZ 96C automatic rifles
 
Polish Army to procure thousands of Beryl WZ 96C automatic rifles The Polish Army will procure 26,000 new assault rifles in the 5.56x45 NATO calibre, made by the Polish company Fabryka Broni Lucznik Radom (FB Radom). The contract includes 17,621 WZ 96C Beryl and 8,400 WZ 96C Mini Beryl rifles. In addition, all the WZ 96A and B rifles, acquired in the previous years, will be upgraded to the C version.
 

Russia will continue to deliver modern weapons and military equipment for Iraq to fight terrorism
 
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Russia is ready to continue the deliveries of modern weapons and military equipment to Iraq that is fiercely fighting against the militants of the Islamic State terrorist group. Moscow and Baghdad have been in negotiations on this issue, according to the Russia`s ambassador to Iraq, Ilya Morgunov.
 

Russia has delivered S-300PS surface-to-air defense missile system to Kazakhstan
 
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Russia has delivered S-300PS (NATO reporting name: SA-10 Grumble) air defense missile systems to Kazakhstan for free to strengthen the single regional air defense system, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Imangali Tasmagambetov.
 

United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation from Russia local-made communication equipment
 
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Russia’s United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation and RT-Inform Enterprise will show domestically-made communications equipment for the Safe and Secure City system at a conference on the digital industry in Tatarstan in the Volga area, the corporation’s press office said.
 

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