June 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russian contract for the delivery of S-400 air defense missile system to Turkey has been finalized
 
The Russian contract with Turkey on the delivery of S-400 long-range air defense missile systems has been finalized but loan provision has yet to be agreed, Russian presidential aid for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said.
The Russian contract with Turkey on the delivery of S-400 long-range air defense missile systems has been finalized but loan provision has yet to be agreed, Russian presidential aid for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said.
 

U.S. Army JIDO seeks new solutions to defeat improvised threats as IEDs and drones
 
U.S. Army JIDO (Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization) seek to defeat host of improvised threats as unmanned aerial vehicles and IEDs. On average, there are about 2,500 IED attacks every month worldwide, according to Lt. Col. James McGuyer. Last year the Islamic State began flying unmanned aerial vehicles over friendly forces in Mosul, Iraq.
U.S. Army JIDO (Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization) seek to defeat host of improvised threats as unmanned aerial vehicles and IEDs. On average, there are about 2,500 IED attacks every month worldwide, according to Lt. Col. James McGuyer. Last year the Islamic State began flying unmanned aerial vehicles over friendly forces in Mosul, Iraq.
 

U.S. Marines received new radar and communication equipment for Air-Ground Task Force
 
U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron 2, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, received new radar and communication equipment that will enhance expeditionary capabilities and operational effectiveness of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., June 28, 2017.
U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron 2, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, received new radar and communication equipment that will enhance expeditionary capabilities and operational effectiveness of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., June 28, 2017.
 

Saab lands $121mn order from Switzerland for NLAW anti-tank weapon systems
 
The Swedish defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swiss Federal Office for Defence Procurement, armasuisse, for deliveries of the Next generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon system (NLAW) to the Swiss Army. The order value amounts to BSEK 1.035 (US$121 mn) with deliveries during the period 2018-2021.
 

Rheinmetall lands €370 mn order from Bundeswehr for additional Future Soldier Systems
 
Rheinmetall has won a major order from the German Bundeswehr with a gross value of €370 million (net value: €310 million).The Düsseldorf-based tech group is to supply enough state-of-the-art “Future Soldier – Expanded System” (IdZ-ES) soldier systems to equip 68 infantry platoons.
 

South Korea's upgraded EVO-105 105mm self-propelled howitzer ready for mass production
 
South Korea said Wednesday it has completed the development of an upgraded variant of the EVO-105 105 mm howitzer featuring increased agility and automated firing control. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration, the country's arms procurement agency, launched a project in 2015 to develop the evolved 105 mm howitzer in partnership with Hanhwa Techwin, a local defense firm.
 

Getac launches new A140 14-inch Fully Rugged Tablet
 
The new Getac A140 fully rugged tablet is the largest, most secure tablet the company has ever produced. Equipped with a brilliant 14-inch, 1000 NITs sunlight readable display, available Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, dual hot-swappable batteries for continuous use, and a suite of security features, the A140 is the most robust, purpose-built fully rugged tablet for public safety, automotive and military personnel in the industry.
 

Sisu, Patria demonstrate high mobility 120 mm mortar system
 
The Finnish vehicles manufacturer Sisu Auto recently participated in a live firing drill, in which the company combined its 8x8 hook-lift truck with Patria's Nemo Container, the world’s first 120 mm mortar system integrated with a container and unveiled during IDEX 2017.
 

Russia to deploy new national layered anti-ballistic missile system by 2025
 
A national layered anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system will be deployed in Russia by 2025, Sergey Boev, chief designer of the missile attack warning system, reported. It has to include long-range exoatmospheric interceptor missile systems, air/space defense missile system and short-range endoatmospheric interceptor missile systems, online media outlet Free Press writes.
 

U.S. Army and Navy to increase number of laser weapons mounted on combat vehicles
 
The U.S. Army and Navy are increasingly incorporating laser weapons on a limited number of platforms and training exercises, according to Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia.
The U.S. Army and Navy are increasingly incorporating laser weapons on a limited number of platforms and training exercises, according to Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia.
 

India would have bought $4 billion of military equipment from Russia
 
Rosoboronexport’s portfolio of orders for Russian military products in India exceeds US$4 billion. This was announced by Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheev during the 17th meeting of the Russian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission for Military-Technical Cooperation.
Rosoboronexport’s portfolio of orders for Russian military products in India exceeds US$4 billion. This was announced by Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheev during the 17th meeting of the Russian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission for Military-Technical Cooperation.
 

Azerbaijan takes delivery of new Russian military equipment including BMP-3 Khrizantema
 
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has announced Saturday, June 24, 2017 the delivery a large batch of Russian weapons and military equipment including anti-tank vehicle BMP-3 Khrizantema. These weapoms will be sent to the front line in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, said the Azerbaijani Defense ministry.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has announced Saturday, June 24, 2017 the delivery a large batch of Russian weapons and military equipment including anti-tank vehicle BMP-3 Khrizantema. These weapoms will be sent to the front line in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, said the Azerbaijani Defense ministry.
 

United States Field Artilery will soon ready to test-fire modernized ATACMS tactical missile
 
United States Field Artillery Soldiers will soon be ready to test-fire the modernized Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment from U.S. Army, will undergo intensive training on the latest versions of software before operational testing.
United States Field Artillery Soldiers will soon be ready to test-fire the modernized Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment from U.S. Army, will undergo intensive training on the latest versions of software before operational testing.
 

Belgium approves Griffon and Jaguar armored vehicles acquisition plan
 
The Belgian Council of Ministers yesterday gave its green light to a proposal of the Defense Minister Steven Vandeput for launching the acquisition of France-made armored vehicles. Under a 1.2bn program, Belgium plans to purchase 60 Jaguar EBRC combat and reconnaissance vehicles and 417 Griffon VBMR multirole armored vehicles.
 

First Tor-M2U air defense system regiment deployed in Russia's Southern Military District
 
The Russian Ministry of Defense has deployed a regiment of the newest 9K331M Tor-M2U SAM systems in the Rostov region. These systems are capable of destroying drones, airplanes and helicopters while on the move. Under certain conditions, these systems will cope even with such complex targets like precision-guided missiles and bombs. The new military unit became part of the newly formed 150th Motorized Rifle Division, the newspaper Izvestia reported.
 

Belarus received first batch of CS/VN3 armored vehicles donated by China
 
According to the agreement signed between the Belarusian Defence Ministry and Ministry of National Defence of the People's Republic of China on the provision of gratuitous military-technical assistance, the supply of a new batch of equipment and assets started from June 21. China provided the Belarusian Armed Forces with the up-to-date CS/VN3 armored vehicles produced in Chongqing.
 

Spain selects Blighter's AUDS counter-UAV system
 
The Spanish Defence Ministry (Ministerio de Defensa) has selected the AUDS counter-UAV system to protect critical assets and personnel from the growing threat posed by malicious unmanned aircraft systems or drones. The contract, awarded through Blighter's representative in Spain CIAC, is estimated to be worth around €2 million.
 

US Army engineers always working hard to improve detection of enemies tunnel
 
Enemy combatants lurking in tunnels have attacked U.S. troops throughout U.S. history, including during both world wars, Vietnam and more recently Iraq and Afghanistan. Detecting these secretive tunnels has been a challenge that has been answered by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's engineers at the Geotechnical and Structural Laboratory in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Enemy combatants lurking in tunnels have attacked U.S. troops throughout U.S. history, including during both world wars, Vietnam and more recently Iraq and Afghanistan. Detecting these secretive tunnels has been a challenge that has been answered by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's engineers at the Geotechnical and Structural Laboratory in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
 

Russian Western Military District have received 12 BTR-82AM Armored Personnel Carrier
 
Twelve modernized BTR-82AM armored personnel carriers (APC) have been fielded to the Western Military District’s (WMD) military units under State Defense Order over the past week, the WMD press service reported.
Twelve modernized BTR-82AM armored personnel carriers (APC) have been fielded to the Western Military District’s (WMD) military units under State Defense Order over the past week, the WMD press service reported.
 

Brazil to restarts the project of donating 25 M41C tanks to Uruguay
 
The Brazilian Parliament resumed the project of donating 25 M41C tanks to the Uruguayan National Army. The project, submitted to the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies for consideration in June 2013, was paralyzed since December 2015, when it was referred to the Constitution, Justice and Citizenship Commission.
The Brazilian Parliament resumed the project of donating 25 M41C tanks to the Uruguayan National Army. The project, submitted to the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies for consideration in June 2013, was paralyzed since December 2015, when it was referred to the Constitution, Justice and Citizenship Commission.
 

Nexter's CAESAR artillery system demonstrates high mobility capabilities
 
Nexter, part of the KNDS Group and the only French land defense system manufacturer and integrator, main manufacturer of weapon systems for air, land and naval components, and the third munitions manufacturer in Europe, presents the Caesar 6x6 at the Airbus stand and the Caesar 8x8 at the Nexter stand at the International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget.
Nexter, part of the KNDS Group and the only French land defense system manufacturer and integrator, main manufacturer of weapon systems for air, land and naval components, and the third munitions manufacturer in Europe, presents the Caesar 6x6 at the Airbus stand and the Caesar 8x8 at the Nexter stand at the International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget.
 

Russian Southern special forces district receives Tigr-M vehicle with Arbalet-DM remote turret
 
The special task force of the Southern Military District was the first one in Russia to receive Tiger-M armored vehicles equipped with the latest remote-controlled Arbalet-DM combat module, spokesman of the district Vadim Astafyev said.
The special task force of the Southern Military District was the first one in Russia to receive Tiger-M armored vehicles equipped with the latest remote-controlled Arbalet-DM combat module, spokesman of the district Vadim Astafyev said.
 

Russia will soon signed the contract with India for the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems
 
Russia will soon signed the contract with India for the sale of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air defense missile system. Russia's Rosoboronexport is discussing certain technical issues with India concerning deliveries. India and Russia signed an agreement on the S-400s in October 2016.
Russia will soon signed the contract with India for the sale of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air defense missile system. Russia's Rosoboronexport is discussing certain technical issues with India concerning deliveries. India and Russia signed an agreement on the S-400s in October 2016.
 

South African company Denel to upgrades South African G6 self-propelled howitzers
 
Denel Land Systems is in the process of executing an Armscor contract that will lead to an upgrade of the South African Army’s G6s self-propelled howitzers to address obsolescence.
Denel Land Systems is in the process of executing an Armscor contract that will lead to an upgrade of the South African Army’s G6s self-propelled howitzers to address obsolescence.
 

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