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

AMV28A 8x8 armoured from Finnish Company Patria has successfully completed swimming tests
 
The Finnish Defense Company Patria has successfully completed swimming tests with its latest genration of 8x8 armoured vehicle, the AMV28A in the end of May in Finland.
The Finnish Defense Company Patria has successfully completed swimming tests with its latest generation of 8x8 armoured vehicle, the AMV28A in the end of May in Finland. With a total weight of 28 tonnes the vehicle swam without difficulties, as expected. Patria AMV28A, where 28A stands for 28 tonnes GVW amphibious (sea-stage 3) vehicle, is the latest member of Patria AMV product family, introduced at IDEX 2017 event earlier this year.
 

Russian 1st Guards Armored Army received new 2S19M2 Self-Propelled howitzers
 
Units of Russia’s 1st Guards Armored Army based in the Moscow Region have received several dozen 2S19M2 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, the Russian Western Military District’s press office said.
Units of Russia’s 1st Guards Armored Army based in the Moscow Region have received several dozen 2S19M2 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, the Russian Western Military District’s press office said.
 

Russia exports for the first time its newest VERBA man portable air defense missiles to Armenia
 
Russia is supplying the Armenian Army with advanced Verba man portable air defense missiles . This is the first recorded export of the system. The VERBA 9K333 is the next generation of MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System) designed and manufactured in Russia by the Company KBM (Konstruktorskoye Byuro Mashinostroyeniya).
Russia is supplying the Armenian Army with advanced Verba man portable air defense missiles . This is the first recorded export of the system. The VERBA 9K333 is the next generation of MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System) designed and manufactured in Russia by the Company KBM (Konstruktorskoye Byuro Mashinostroyeniya).
 

Russia is developing a new arctic infantry fighting vehicle based on the T-15 chassis
 
The Arctic Rytsar (Knight) has been added to the list of advanced infantry fighting vehicles consisting now of the T-15 based on the Armata platform, B-11 based on the Kurganets-25 combat vehicle, and the wheeled Boomerang. This is a new product from the Kurgan Machine-Building Plant (Kurganmashzavod). Expert Sergei Cherkasov writes about this in newspaper Military Industrial Courier.
The Arctic Rytsar (Knight) has been added to the list of advanced infantry fighting vehicles consisting now of the T-15 based on the Armata platform, B-11 based on the Kurganets-25 combat vehicle, and the wheeled Boomerang. This is a new product from the Kurgan Machine-Building Plant (Kurganmashzavod). Expert Sergei Cherkasov writes about this in newspaper Military Industrial Courier.
 

US Army deploys its High Mobility Artillery Rocket System in Syria
 
The U.S. military has moved its High Mobility Artillery Rocket System from Jordan into southern Syria. This would mark the first time the weapon system has been deployed to the country.
The U.S. military has moved its High Mobility Artillery Rocket System from Jordan into southern Syria. This would mark the first time the weapon system has been deployed to the country.
 

Russian air defense unit of the Eastern Military District receives new Buk-M3 SAM systems
 
The Ministry of Defense is re-equipping the 35th Air Defense Missile Brigade of the 36th Combined-Arms Army in Ulan-Ude with the latest high-mobility Buk-M3 multifunctional medium-range SAM systems. These systems are designed to intercept complex air targets: enemy UAVs, cruise and theater ballistic missiles, planes and helicopters.
The Ministry of Defense is re-equipping the 35th Air Defense Missile Brigade of the 36th Combined-Arms Army in Ulan-Ude with the latest high-mobility Buk-M3 multifunctional medium-range SAM systems. These systems are designed to intercept complex air targets: enemy UAVs, cruise and theater ballistic missiles, planes and helicopters.
 

Successfull test for Indian third generation anti-tank guided missile
 
India has successfully test-fired its third generation anti-tank missile at the Pokhran range. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Prospina missile is claimed to be far superior to Javelin of the US and Israeli Spike missile.
India has successfully test-fired its third generation anti-tank missile at the Pokhran range. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Prospina missile is claimed to be far superior to Javelin of the US and Israeli Spike missile.
 

Austria selects laser light modules made by German company Rheinmetall
 
Rheinmetall has racked up fresh successes in the field of advanced infantry and special operations equipment with its VarioRay family of laser light module products. In the first quarter of 2017, Austria’s Federal Ministry of the Interior ordered 580 VarioRay laser light module sets for Cobra, the country’s crack counter-terrorism unit. Worth over €1 million, the order is now in the delivery phase.
Rheinmetall has racked up fresh successes in the field of advanced infantry and special operations equipment with its VarioRay family of laser light module products. In the first quarter of 2017, Austria’s Federal Ministry of the Interior ordered 580 VarioRay laser light module sets for Cobra, the country’s crack counter-terrorism unit. Worth over €1 million, the order is now in the delivery phase.
 

Iraq to receives 115 medium tactical vehicle made by Navistar Defense
 
The U.S. Army recently awarded Navistar Defense, LLC a foreign military sales contract valued at $18.8 million to provide 115 International 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) to Iraq.
The U.S. Army recently awarded Navistar Defense, LLC a foreign military sales contract valued at $18.8 million to provide 115 International 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) to Iraq.
 

Raytheon awarded a $116 million contract by US Army for the Long-Range precision Fires missile
 
The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company a $116.4 million contract to enter the technological maturation and risk reduction phase of the Long-Range Precision Fires program.
The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company a $116.4 million contract to enter the technological maturation and risk reduction phase of the Long-Range Precision Fires program.
 

New Russian passive radar is being developed to detects any kind of threats
 
The Ruselectronics Group, part of Russia’s Rostec state hi-tech corporation, has developed a passive coherent radar designed for stealthy detection of moving aerial, ground and above-water targets in the protected area of important facilities, the group’s press office said.
The Ruselectronics Group, part of Russia’s Rostec state hi-tech corporation, has developed a passive coherent radar designed for stealthy detection of moving aerial, ground and above-water targets in the protected area of important facilities, the group’s press office said.
 

Russian 1st air defence army to receives modernized S-300PM2
 
The 1st air and missile defense army of the Russian Aerospace Forces will receive four modernized anti-aircraft S-300PM2 complexes and several squadrons of Pantsir-S2 missile guns this year, army Commander Lieutenant-General Andrei Demin told reporters.
The 1st air and missile defense army of the Russian Aerospace Forces will receive four modernized anti-aircraft S-300PM2 complexes and several squadrons of Pantsir-S2 missile guns this year, army Commander Lieutenant-General Andrei Demin told reporters.
 

Western Military District Tor-M2 crews hold live-firing drills in south Russia
 
The air defense missile regiment of the Western Military District’s Kantemirovskaya Armored Division has used the Tor-M2 (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) SAM system to hold the first live-firing exercise at the Kapustin Yar training range in south Russia, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.
The air defense missile regiment of the Western Military District’s Kantemirovskaya Armored Division has used the Tor-M2 (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) SAM system to hold the first live-firing exercise at the Kapustin Yar training range in south Russia, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.
 

Canada and Spain arrived for the reinforced NATO presence in Latvia
 
Canada and Spain arrived in Latvia. Their presence is meant to temper any Russian ambition to expand. The Canadians will officially take command of the Latvia mission, based at Camp Adazi, on June 19.
Canada and Spain arrived in Latvia. Their presence is meant to temper any Russian ambition to expand. The Canadians will officially take command of the Latvia mission, based at Camp Adazi, on June 19.
 

Boeing contracted to provide techical services of its avenger missile system for Iraq
 
The Boeing Co., Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $39.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee foreign military sales (Iraq) contract to acquire engineering and technical services necessary to support the Avenger missile system.
The Boeing Co., Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $39.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee foreign military sales (Iraq) contract to acquire engineering and technical services necessary to support the Avenger missile system.
 

Russia to have new munitions for the Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled artillery in two-three years
 
The Tecmash Concern of the Rostec State Corporation is implementing a program to create new munition for perspective self-propelled artillery gun Koalitsiya-SV (Coalition-SV), Director General of the company Sergei Rusakov said.
The Tecmash Concern of the Rostec State Corporation is implementing a program to create new munition for perspective self-propelled artillery gun Koalitsiya-SV (Coalition-SV), Director General of the company Sergei Rusakov said.
 

Milrem THeMIS to start tests with Estonian military forces
 
The Estonian Defence solutions provider Milrem and the Estonian Defence league signed a cooperation agreement to start rigorous tests of Milrem's unmanned ground vehicle THeMIS during live military exercises.
The Estonian Defence solutions provider Milrem and the Estonian Defence league signed a cooperation agreement to start rigorous tests of Milrem's unmanned ground vehicle THeMIS during live military exercises.
 

Russian company ORSIS upgraded legendary M1891/30 Mosin sniper rifle
 
Russia`s ORSIS small arms manufacturing company has updated the legendary M1891/30 Mosin sniper rifle to the modern level. The enhanced firearm was unveiled at the MILEX 2017 defense show held from May 20-22 in Minsk, Belarus.
 

Russia to uses Sprut-SDM1 chassis to create a new familly of armored vehicle
 
The self-propelled antitank Sprut-SDM1 gun will be used to create a family of armored hardware, Executive Director of Tractor Plants Concern Fizuli Seifedov told a corporate publication of the enterprise.
The self-propelled antitank Sprut-SDM1 gun will be used to create a family of armored hardware, Executive Director of Tractor Plants Concern Fizuli Seifedov told a corporate publication of the enterprise.
 

South Korea to increases its next year defence budget by 8.4 percent from 2017
 
South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday it has requested a record budget of 43.7 trillion won ($38.7 billion) for next year, citing growing threats from North Korea and the need for reforming the South's military under President Moon Jae-in's campaign pledge.
South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday it has requested a record budget of 43.7 trillion won ($38.7 billion) for next year, citing growing threats from North Korea and the need for reforming the South's military under President Moon Jae-in's campaign pledge.
 

Boxer CRV and Patria AMV35 undergoes head-to-head tests for australian Land 400 program
 
Rival armored vehicles in competition for Australia's LAND 400 Phase 2 program are undergoing test and evaluation assessment, Australian officials said in a press release.
Rival armored vehicles in competition for Australia's LAND 400 Phase 2 program are undergoing test and evaluation assessment, Australian officials said in a press release.
 

Russian communications units to receive R-149MA1 unified command and staff vehicle
 
Communications units of the Western Military District deployed in Leningrad, Belgorod and Kaliningrad regions receives uniform command and staff vehicles R-149MA1, the press service of the district said.
Communications units of the Western Military District deployed in Leningrad, Belgorod and Kaliningrad regions receives uniform command and staff vehicles R-149MA1, the press service of the district said.
 

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