March 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

New Command and Control Armored Vehicle unveiled by Ukroboronprom
 
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The Ukrainian Mykolaiv Armored factory presented an updated armored C2 vehicle. The BTR-7DI-02 ‘Svityaz’ is intended to provide command, control and communication in operational-tactical level. It is based on a BTR-70 platform. Engineers of Mykolayiv Armored factory had already created an ambulance, based on BTR-70. It can get out from battlefield up to to 11 wounded people.

 

Russian Kurganets-25 armoured infantry fighting vehicle at military parade rehearsal at Alabino
 
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At the military parade of 9 May 2015, Russia will feature a whole range of new combat vehicles as the new main battle tank Armata T-14, Kurganets-25 (AIFV) armoured infantry fighting vehicle, Bumerang 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle, Typhoon-U 6x6 multi-purpose armoured vehicle, 2S35 Koalitsija-SV 152mm self-propelled howitzer and the Kornet-D anti-tank missile system.
 

Finland reportedly plans to purchase new heavy self-propelled artillery
 
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The Finnish Defence Forces are planning to buy more effective field artillery and the cost of acquiring the new stock is estimated at up to €100 million, reported Finnish language daily Turun Sanomat. Under consideration is new heavy self-propelled artillery.
 

U.S. and coalition military forces have begun operations in Tikrit to support Iraqi Security Forces
 
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U.S. and coalition military forces have begun operations in support of Iraqi security forces in Tikrit after a request from the Iraqi government, officials from Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve announced Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
 

Russia Successfully Test-Fires RS-26 Rubezh ICBM Ballistic Missile
 
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Russia carried out a successful test-firing of an RS-26 Rubezh ballistic missile from its southern Kapustin Yar launch center, a military representative said. The missile’s dummy warhead hit its target at the Sary Shagan range in Kazakhstan just minutes after takeoff from the Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site in the southern Astrakhan region on March 18, Kommersant newspaper reported Thursday March 26, citing a Defense Ministry source in Moscow.
 

Poland's MESKO and Raytheon to collaborate on Excalibur, TALON LGR and other systems
 
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In a move designed to collaborate and share advanced defense technologies, Raytheon Company's Missile Systems business signed a Letter of Intent with MESKO, Poland's leading missile and ammunition manufacturer. Areas of cooperation focus on Raytheon's solutions for the KRAB howitzer precision fires and new Polish Attack Helicopter, including offset proposals and opportunities for MESKO.
 

Venezuelan Marines Corps showcases its new VN-1 Amphibious Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle
 
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Wednesday March 18, in the exercise Bolivarian Shield, Venezuela Marine Infantry held a demonstration of the operation of the new 8x8 amphibious vehicles Type-07P (export designation VN-1) recently acquired, through agreements with the PRC. VN-1 Amphibious Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicles are fitted with a 30mm cannon turret.
 

First batch of 10 US armored Humvees (HMMWV) delivered to Ukraine
 
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Ukrainian authorities received a first batch of 10 American armored Humvee (HMMWV: High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) on Wednesday, March 25. Altogether, 10 armored off-roaders have been brought to Kiev’s Borispol airport aboard a US Air Force C-5 military tactical freighter. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko personally attended the “presentation” ceremony and even drove one of the vehicles.
 

New Zealand to boost defence cooperation with Vietnam
 
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Deputy Minister of National Defence of Vietnam, on March 20, held talks with New Zealand’s Deputy Secretary of Defence during the official visit to New Zealand. At the talks, both sides reviewed the results of defence cooperation over the past time, especially in staff training, peacekeeping operations and maritime security. The two sides held that there has remained much potential to boost the bilateral defence ties, and agreed to expand cooperation in issues of mutual concern, including mine action.
 

Ukroboronprom is Ready to Equip AT-105 Saxon APC with Combat Modules Shortly
 
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Specialists of “Mayak” company fulfilled task, set by Ukroboronprom, having developed unique kit to mount machine gun on armored vehicles Saxon. Due to this development, Saxons will receive combat modules necessary and can be used in combat zone shortly.
 

General Dynamics Awarded $23 Million contract for Buffalo Vehicle Upgrades
 
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The US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $22.7 million (€ 20 million) contract for updates and revisions to all logistic requirements and data in support of the Buffalo A2 M1272 vehicle. This model has advanced features that give it further flexibility and capability.
 

U.S. Army Europe military exercises Operation Atlantic Resolve began in Romania and Bulgaria
 
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Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren announced two Operation Atlantic Resolve training exercises in a briefing with reporters here today. U.S. Army Europe began training in Romania and Bulgaria on March 24. The 173rd Airborne Brigade jumped into Smardan Training Area, Romania, for a combined, multinational training exercise with Romanian allies.
 

Aselsan awarded 5 deals with Turkish Defense Industry for more than €124 million
 
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ASELSAN, a defense contractor that specializes in producing tactical military communications equipment and defensive electronic systems for the Turkish Armed Forces, has signed five agreements with Turkey’s Undersecretariat of Defense Industries for the procurement of military communications equipment.
 

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