March 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed authorization to use military force against IS in Iraq
 
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed authorization to use military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is flexible enough to allow for the full range of military scenarios, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Senate panel.
 

North Korea Is Said to Fire 7 Missiles Off Its East Coast
 
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North Korea has fired seven surface-to-air missiles into waters off its east coast, South Korean officials said on Friday, in the country’s latest missile test coinciding with joint United States-South Korean military exercises. The missiles were launched on Thursday, March 12, evening and landed in the sea after flying as far as about 125 miles, said a spokesman for the South Korean Defense Ministry, who spoke on the customary condition of anonymity.
 

Unique Tactical Vehicles Being Integrated with Network Systems
 
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In preparation of Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, 15.2, Fort Bliss, Texas, transforms into the epicenter for one-of-a-kind vehicles equipped with the most technologically advanced Army network systems. During spring, NIE 15.2 will be executed and Soldiers, from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, will begin testing the systems.
 

160 M1151A1B1 HMMWV to be delivered to Iraqi Army
 
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AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $32,109,715 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Iraq) contract for 160 M1151A1B1 High Mobility Multi Purpose Wheeled Vehicles. Work will be performed in South Bend, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of June 12, 2015.
 

Nexter Systems to perform renovation of Leclerc Main Battle Tank MBT of the French Army
 
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The French Army Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) notified Nexter Systems of the Leclerc tank renovation contract. This order constitutes the third operation launched by the French Ministry of Defence under the SCORPION programme intended to modernise the French Army's contact forces.
 

Britain to build prototype laser weapon
 
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Britain is joining the Star Wars arms race with a new Ministry of Defence project to build and test a prototype laser weapon.The Ministry of Defence will begin building an experimental laser weapon later this year as a prototype for Star Wars-type armaments that could one day be used by British forces. The project costing up to £100 million (€141 million) aims to create a high-energy laser that can track and hit moving targets in any weather.
 

Russian Central Military District's troops now equipped with Takhion unmanned aerial vehicles
 
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Russian Central Military District's military units located in Siberia have received advanced UAVs “Takhion”, the press office of the Russian Armed Forces announced today, Thursday March 12.  "The Takhion drones, the most advanced unmanned aerial vehicles, have entered service at the Russian Central Military District's intelligence units, stationed in Siberia," the press service said. The Takhion drones are expected to boost combat capabilities of Russian reconnaissance troops.
 

Russia's armed forces ordered 50 new Bulat 6x6 SBA-60K2 armored personnel carriers
 
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The Russian armed forces have ordered a batch of 50 Bulat SBA-60-K2 6x6 armoured personnel carriers from the russian manufacturer Zashcita. The first 15 are to be delivered before the end of 2015. The Bulat 6x6 is a variant of the BPM-97 Vystrel  4x4 armoured vehicle personnel carrier.
 

United States gave green light for delivery of additional non-lethal aid to Ukraine
 
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The Obama administration on Wednesday announced an additional 75 millions dollars in non- lethal aid to Ukraine in parallel with sanctions on more rebel leaders. Included in the package are radios, secure communications equipment, unmanned aerial vehicles, counter-mortar radars, medical equipment including first aid kits, medical supplies and military ambulances, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily news briefing.
 

First delivery of BMD-4 and BTR-MDM armoured vehicles arrived to the Airborne formation of Tula
 
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The acceptance of a new batch of 24 BMD-4M and BTR-MDM from Kurgan machine plant was held by the servicemen of the Tula Airborne formation. All the vehicles underwent maintenance procedures and were put in storage. After the acceptance they will be ceremoniously handed over to the crews. Two Airborne battalions are to be equipped with the newest amphibious infantry fighting vehicles BMD-4M and armoured personnel carriers BTR-MDM by the end of 2015.
 

South Korea, Colombia agree to boost defense cooperation
 
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The South Korean and Colombian defense chiefs held talks on Wednesday to discuss regional security situations and signed an agreement to deepen bilateral defense ties, Seoul's defense ministry said.
 

China becomes the third-world arms importer in 2014 after Saudi Arabia and India.
 
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China is the world's third-largest arms importer in 2014 after Saudi Arabia and India, according to data provided by IHS Jane's 360 in the Global Defence Trade Report. China moved up to third from fifth a year earlier. "China continues to require military aerospace assistance from Russia and its total defense procurement budget will continue to rise very quickly," wrote Paul Burton, director of defense industry and budgets for Jane's.
 

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