March 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

US Army AH-64 Apache battalions to receive 12 RQ-7 Shadow UASs
 
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The 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment will become 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, making it the first Apache battalion to be converted to a heavy attack reconnaissance squadron. The conversion adds three platoons of RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial systems to the unit and is part of the Army's five-year Aviation Restructuring Initiative. Part of the restructure eliminates the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, the venerable armed scout reconnaissance helicopter, from the Army's inventory.
 

Russian army has launched military exercises in North Caucasia involving BTR-82AM and T-72B3
 
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Army tactical exercises were launched by Russian army on Monday in Russia’s Southern Military District in the foothills of the North Caucasian mountains. The press service of the Southern Military District reported that manoeuvres outside Stavropol involve more than 500 troops of the motorized rifle brigade stationed in Chechnya. They drill countering airstrikes and neutralizing imaginary militants.
 

Turkey to eliminate defense supply dependence by 2023
 
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In a speech at the inauguration ceremony of the Radar and Electronic Warfare Technology Center, launched by Turkey's leading state-owned defense system producer, ASELSAN, in Ankara, Erdogan said: "We plan to eliminate external dependency on defense equipment supply with ongoing projects and investments by 2023. We will not allow the use of any ready defense equipment without our being involved from design to production".
 

U.S. Army to receive 19 additional MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAV
 
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. was awarded a $132,660,931 (€125 million) contract to acquire 19 Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft, 19 SATCOM Air Data Terminals, one lot of initial spares, and one lot of ground support equipment . Estimated completion date is May 31, 2017.
 

U.S. Conducts Counterterrorism Operation in Somalia
 
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U.S. military forces have conducted what a Pentagon spokesman described as a counterterrorism operation in Somalia against a suspected member of the al-Shabab militant group.
 

Russian Central Military District take delivery of new Communications System
 
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The peacekeeping motorized rifle division of the Central Military District has received a new digital communications system P-240I-4 Pereselents under the state defence order. This was reported by the press service of the Central Military District.
 

Russian Army to receive more Orlan-10 UAVs in 2015
 
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The Special Technological Center will increase its supplies of the unmanned aerial reconnaissance systems based on the Orlan-10 drones to the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation. This was reported by a source in the military-industrial complex.
 

Russia is the world’s second largest arms exporter
 
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Russia remains the world’s second largest arms exporter after the United States, according to the 2014 annual defense trade report conducted by research company IHS Inc. “Russia had a record year – the country’s arms export in 2014 was $10 billion, a 9-percent increase compared to 2013,” the IHS report said. Largest buyers of Russian arms in 2014 were China ($2.3 billion, €2.1 billion), India ($1.7 billion, €1.6 billion), as well as Venezuela and Vietnam ($1 billion each, €947 million).
 

CMI Defence and Doosan sign a partnership to develop new Light/Medium light tank K-21 105mm
 
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At the International defense exhibition of Abu Dhabi IDEX 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between South Korean defence systems manufacturer Doosan DST and Belgian turret specialist CMI Defence. The MoU formalises the already strong relationship between the two companies.
 

Canada to spend billions on Arctic military equipment
 
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As demand for the Arctic’s resource riches heats up, Canada is set to spend billions of dollars on new patrol ships, polar satellites, upgrading transport and providing winter gear for troops, among other expenditures. In keeping with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s pledge to increase Canada’s footprint in the Arctic, which he believes is essential for spurring the country’s economic growth, the government has announced a multi-billion dollar shopping list.
 

U.S. could provide THAAD air defense missile system to South Korea in emergency situations
 
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The United States has included its Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) air defense missiel system as part of the support it could provide South Korea in emergency situations on the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean military source said Sunday, March 15, 2015.
 

Venezuela army conducts large military exercises after U.S. has declared Venezuela as threat
 
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Venezuela Armed forces on Saturday, March 14, 2015, conduct a military exercise to counter an alleged U.S. threat, deploying soldiers and partisans across the country to march, man shoulder-fired missiles and defend an oil refinery from a simulated attack.
 

U.S. troops with Stryker combat vehicles on the way to 6 countries through eastern Europe
 
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U.S. Army soldiers with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment will soon begin a 1,100-mile (1,770 km) convoy through six countries en route to their home station in Vilseck, Germany as they wrap up months of training with allies in Poland and the Baltics, Army officials said.
 

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