March 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Saab and Boeing conduct first launch of Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb
 
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Defence and security company Saab and Boeing have proven that Boeing’s Small Diameter Bomb I, originally developed for use by aircraft, can be adapted for launch from a ground artillery system. The companies recently tested the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), integrating the SDB I and M26 rocket motor technologies for the Multiple Launch Rocket System.
 

BAE Systems Hägglunds wins contract for mid-life upgrade of Dutch Bv206 tracked vehicles
 
BAE Systems Hagglunds wins contract for mid life upgrade of Dutch Bv206 tracked vehicles 640 001 BAE Systems Hägglunds and the Netherlands MoD have signed a contract for a mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the Dutch fleet of 95 Bv206 tracked articulated all-terrain vehicles. The upgrade includes replacement of the engine, transmission, tracks, electrical systems and the renovation of other sub-systems.
 

China has developed a new variant of DF-31 road mobile ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile
 
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China appears to be developing a new variant of the solid-fuel, road-mobile DF-31 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of carrying multiple warheads. US admiral Cecil D Haney said that images of a Chinese transporter erector launcher suggest that the People's Liberation Army is "enhancing existing silo-based ICBMs, conducting flight tests of a new mobile missile and developing a follow-on mobile system capable of carrying multiple warheads."
 

U.S. new nuclear defence modernisation and missile defence programme for the next five years.
 
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Despite budget cuts, the US will remain the largest defence spender worldwide, with an anticipated expenditure of $560 billion in 2015, including funding for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). SDI expects this spending to further grow at a CAGR of 0.51% over the next five years to reach $597 billion in 2020.
 

Norway about to start deployment of troops to Iraq to support the fight against ISIL
 
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The Norwegian Armed Forces will shortly begin deployment of the first part of its military contribution to the international coalition established to counter ISIL. The decision to provide a Norwegian contribution to capability development for the Iraqi Armed Forces was made last October, and the necessary arrangements have now been completed, allowing deployment to begin, said the Norwegian Defense Ministry in an official statement.
 

Emtan Karmiel unveils two new versions of its MZ-15 rifle at IWA 2015 exhibition
 
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Israeli company "Emtan Karmiel" unveiled at the IWA arms exhibition held in Germany two versions of a new rifle, reported yesterday Israel . This is the semi-automatic MZ-15 rifle, compatible with the AR-15, and its automatic version, MZ-4, compatible with the M-16. For the first time in years, a new manufacturer joins the exceedingly small market of Israeli weapons manufacturers.
 

 Airbus DS to provide German Armed Forces with Vehicle Protection Jammer systems
 
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Airbus Defence and Space will equip vehicles of the German Armed Forces with an electronic system for the protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The German procurement authority BAAINBw has awarded the company a contract worth several million euros to supply 36 jammers of the type VPJ-R6 (VPJ = Vehicle Protection Jammer). The systems are intended to be integrated into protected vehicles of the German Armed Forces.
 

More than 3,000 U.S. soldiers and 750 combat vehicles deployed in the Baltic region
 
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Thousands of troops and major military equipment from the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division are heading to the Baltic region to reassure NATO allies fearful of Russian aggression, according to the Pentagon. Approximately 3,000 soldiers from the division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team are bringing approximately 750 vehicles and pieces of heavy equipment with them, including M1 Abrams main battle tanks, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, artillery pieces and helicopters.
 

 Saab receives order for Carl-Gustaf Multi-Purpose Weapon System Components
 
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Defence and security company Saab have signed a contract on further deliveries of components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. The order has a total value of SEK 127 million (€13 million) and comprises components for ammunition to the Carl-Gustaf system, a modern and effective ground support weapon system. The contract also includes an option for additional orders with a total value of SEK 60 million (€6,5 million).
 

Pakistan successfully tests surface to surface Shaheen-III Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM)
 
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Pakistan on Monday, March 9, conducted a successful test launch of Shaheen-III Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile, capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 km. The test launch was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system at maximum range.
 

 

  United Kingdom to send additional army personnel to Iraq to support fight against Islamic State
 
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The UK is to send nearly 60 extra Army personnel to Iraq to support the fight against self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militants, it has been announced. Prime Minister David Cameron authorised the decision to send the team to help deliver training for Kurdish forces fighting IS, also known as Isil. Most of the troops will provide assistance and training in explosives, however, a 10-men team will train the Iraqi army's infantry.
 

British Army could be cut to just 50,000 over next four years, report warns
 
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Defence budgets could be cut by up to another 10 per cent during the next parliament. The British Army could be reduced to its smallest size in nearly 250 years, taking its overall troop level to just 50,000 soldiers, a former Government defence adviser has warned. 
 

Russia remains world’s second largest weapons exporter
 
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Russian weapons export last year reached $10 billion, going up by 9% as compared with 2013.Russia last year retained second place in the world after the United States as to the amount of weapons exported, but this year the parameter may go down somewhat, as follows from a report by the HIS consultancy.
 

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