March 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

New photos of what could be 2S35 self-propelled artillery system 
 
New photos of what could be 2S35 self propelled artillery system 640 001 Two covered self-propelled gun on a platform wagon. It's all we see of what could be the new Russian artillery system 2S35. Originally, the 2S35 was supposed to be a unique concept of a twin-barreled self-propelled howitzer named "Koalitsiya-SV". This ambitious project has been cancelled but, in February 2014, the 2S35 project has been confirmed as active. It would be presented to the public for the first time at the Victory Day Parade in Moscow on May 9, 2015.
 

 Israel, India about to start building Medium Range Surface to Air Missile system for the Indian army
 
Israel India about to start building Medium Range Surface to Air Missile system for the Indian army 640 001 India and Israel might soon start building a Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) system for the Indian Army in a bid to replace Russian-made air defense systems. "The Army has urgent requirement for one regiment (18 systems) of MRSAMs at worth of $1.5 billion, but the total requirement for these systems is about $6 billion," an Indian Army official was quoted on Thursday, February 26.
 

20 T-14 Armata main battle tank delivered to Russian Army
 
New star for Russian Army T 14 Armata main battle tank 640 001 After five years of development, the Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation has finalized manufacture of the first batch of Armata tanks and heavy personnel carriers. They have been included in Russia’s 2015 defense order, TASS said. Reportedly, 20 units have already been manufactured and issued to troops for hands-on training. The exact characteristics and appearance of the platform remain classified, though this might soon change as the new vehicles might take part in the Victory Day Parade on Red Square, May 9 this year.
 

 Russia's armed forces put into service new long-range missile for the S-300V4 air defense system
 
Russia armed forces put into service new long range missile for the S 300V4 air defense system 640 001 Russia’s military have put into service a long-range missile for the S-300V4 air defense system, a source in the country’s Defense Ministry told TASS on Thursday, March 5. "The missile range reaches 400 kilometers [250 miles]," the source said. The new missile successfully passed the state tests late last year, he said. First, the S-300V4 systems in the Western military district are to be equipped with these missiles, the source added.
 

 China will raise its defense budget by around 10 percent this year
 
China will raise its defense budget by around 10 percent this year 640 001 China will raise its defense budget by around 10 percent this year, compared with last year's 12.2 percent, a spokeswoman for the annual session of the country's top legislature said Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Speaking to reporters at a press conference a day ahead of the Third Session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), Fu Ying said the exact figure will be published in a draft budget report Thursday.
 

 Argentine armed forces took delivery of first batch of 35 Humvee tactical vehicles
 
Argentine armed forces took delivery of first batch of 35 HUMVEE tactical vehicles 604 001 The Argentine military received in February the first batch of tactical and utility vehicles acquired from surplus of the of the United States Armed Forces. This batch, which will be followed by two more, consisted of 35 vehicles HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee) configured for troops transport. The HMMWV received are divided into three types: open, canvas cab and closed. These vehicles are the first of a total of 100 to be delivered in three batches.
 

 Israel plans to accelerate production of Merkava Mk IV MBTs and Namer APCs
 
Israel plans to accelerate production of Merkava Mk IV MBTs and Namer APCs 640 001 The Israelian Defense Ministry has doubled the number of orders for parts for Merkava tanks and Namer armored personnel carriers, reported yesterday, March 3rd, the newspaper Jerusalem Post. The move comes ahead of an expected rise in orders for complete Merkava Mk IV tanks and Namer APCs, as well as the need to replace parts following their heavy use during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza last summer.
 

 Turkey sends military aid to Baghdad to help in fight against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
 
Turkey sends military aid to Baghdad to help in fight against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant 640 001 Two planes carrying military aid to Iraq have landed in Baghdad, the Turkish state Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday. The delivery of military aid comes amid reports that Turkey is planning to participate in an anticipated large-scale operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to retake Mosul.
 

 Orbital ATK to provide Precision Guidance Kit XM1156 to US, Australia and Canada
 
Orbital ATK to provide Precision Guidance Kit XM1156 to US Australia and Canada 640 001 Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC (now Orbital ATK), based in Plymouth, Minnesota, was awarded a $119,768,362 contract to acquire Option 1 Precision Guidance Kit XM1156 for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Australia and Canada, the US Department of Defense announced on Friday, February 27th. US Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
 

 South Korean elite troops to leave for the UAE to train country's special forces
 
South Korean elite troops to leave for the UAE to train country s special forces 640 001 The South Korean Army held a send-off ceremony Tuesday, March 3rd, for 128 elite troops set to leave for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to replace a military contingent tasked with training the Middle East country's special forces, reports today the South Korean website Yonhap.
 

 Australia to send 300 additionnal troops in Iraq to help in fight against Islamic State
 
Australia to send 300 additionnal troops in Iraq to help in the fight against Islamic Stat 640 001 Australia will send an additional 300 troops to Iraq to train specialist Iraqi soldiers in the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Tuesday. As part of a joint training mission with New Zealand, who revealed their intentions to send 143 soldiers overseas last week, the 300 new arrivals will join 200 Australian counterparts already in Iraq.
 

 US and India likely to partner to jointly develop next generation of Javelin anti-tank guided missile
 
US and India likely to partner to jointly develop next generation of Javelin anti tank guided missile 640 001 The US is keen to partner India to jointly develop and manufacture the next generation Javelin anti-tank guided missile under the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI), reports today the Indian website Brahmand. India had in October decided to buy 8,356 Spike anti-tank guided missile and 321 launchers from Israel for $516 mn, rejecting US offer of Javelin missiles that Washington was lobbying hard for.
 

 Canada sends 125 soldiers to Eastern and Central Europe to support NATO reassurance operations
 
Canada sends 125 soldiers to Eastern and central Europe to support NATO reassurance operations 640 001 Canadian government stated that Canada would send 125 Canadian Army soldiers to Eastern and Central Europe to support NATO reassurance operations. Canada is sending today, March 2nd, some 125 Canadian Army soldiers to Eastern and Central Europe to support NATO reassurance measures, a statement on Canadian government’s website said.
 

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