March 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
East Siberia missile division to receive a regiment set of Yars intercontinental missile systems
 
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A regimental set of Yars missile systems will be made operational with the missile division based in Irkutsk in East Siberia before the yearend, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said in a press release obtained by TASS on Thursday.
 

Russia pledged to supply military hardware to the Tunisian security forces amid ISIS threat
 
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Russia is supposed to have pledged to supply helicopters, night vision systems and body armour to Tunisian security forces, fighting against al-Qaida and the Islamic State terroristic groups (both forbidden in Russia) in North Africa. It was revealed by Tunisian Foreign Minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui.
 

Italians defense companies Kalyani and a Beretta subsidiary to provide small arms to Indian Forces
 
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Kalyani Group and Fabbrica D'armi Pietro Beretta S.p.A, Italy, part of Beretta Defence Technologies (BDT), are in advance level of discussions to form a strategic partnership for providing state-of-the-art small arms for the Indian Armed Forces.
 

U.S. Army to increase number of troops with Armourd Brigade Combat Teams in Eastern Europe
 
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The U.S. Army has confirmed that in February 2017, it will rotate its troops belonging to its Armoured Brigade Combat Teams in (ABCT) Eastern Europe. The U.S. Army’s website says that the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) will begin receiving continuous troop rotations of the ABCT in February 2017.
 

Russia had sold a $14.5 billion worth of weapons in 2015
 
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a session of the Military-Technical Cooperation Commission in Nizhny Novgorod that Russia had sold a $14.5 billion worth of weapons in 2015 and its orderbook swelled to $56 billion, having broken the 1992 record.
 

German Company Dhiel Defense has developed new countermeasure system HPEM against UAVs
 
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Dhiel Defence has developed a new counter system HPEM (High-Power Electro-Magnetics) against mini-drones by using electro-magnetic pulses instead of radio signals or GPS spoofing. Diehl’s HEPM disables the mini-drone’s controls, causing mission abort and automatically triggering the fail-safe function.
 

Thales will upgrade all French MoD's data and telephony infrastructure networks
 
Thales will upgrade all French MoD s data and telephony infrastructure networks 640 001
The French Defence Procurement and Technology Agency (DGA) has awarded Thales two key contracts to upgrade all French Ministry of Defense data and telephony infrastructure networks: the upgrade of the SOCRATE resilient network and deployment of the POINCARE network to interconnect MoD sites in metropolitan France and overseas.
 

BAE Systems contract to refurbish 262 CV90 tracked combat vehicles for Swedish Army
 
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The Swedish government has awarded BAE Systems a contract to refurbish 262 Combat Vehicles 90 (CV90) for the Swedish Army. The company’s work will include refurbishing the chassis and upgrading the vehicle’s survivability and turrets, as well as enhancing combat system performance. Together, these efforts will help increase the vehicles’ lifespan in support of Army capabilities.
 

Russian company Almaz-Antey to invest $1,7 billion to build new facilities
 
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The Almaz-Antey Corporation’s investment in building new facilities in Nizhny Novgorod, Kirov and St. Petersburg have totaled around 120 billion rubles ($1.7 billion), the corporation’s director general, Yan Novikov, told journalists on Wednesday.
 

SAAB and Ashok Leyland to jointly manufacture Truck Simulators under the Make in India
 
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Defence and security company Saab and Ashok Leyland have joined hands to manufacture Truck Simulators in India under the Make in India concept. The two companies signed a teaming agreement in the end of 2015. The simulator is based in original Ashok Leyland cabin with Saab simulation technology integrated.
 

Lockheed Martin to restart its Tactical Missile System (TACMS) production line in Arkansas
 
Lockheed Martin to restart its Tactical Missile System TACMS production line in Arkansas 640 001
Lockheed Martin has restarted its Tactical Missile System (TACMS) production line at the company’s facility in Camden, Arkansas. For more than 20 years, TACMS (formerly ATACMS) was assembled on-budget and on- or ahead of schedule at the company’s facility in Horizon City near El Paso, Texas.
 

Russia wants to export its S-400 surface-to-air missile system to India
 
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The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation drafted a contract for exporting the S-400 (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) surface-to-air missile system to India and is waiting for its partners to respond, the service’s deputy chief, Vladimir Drozhzhov, told journalists on Tuesday.
 

Russian Progress Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise to start manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles
 
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The Progress Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise in Russia’s Far East may start developing and producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company’s press office told TASS on Tuesday.
 

India could produce Russian-made AK-100 series assault rifles under license
 
India could produce Russian-made AK-100 series assault rifles under license 640 001
The licence production of the Kalashnikov Series 100 assault rifle to be launched in India after prototypes have passed their tests in the country, Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General Sergei Goreslavsky told journalists on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
 

SAAB and Tata Power SED to start manufacturing self-protection systems for land platforms in India
 
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Defence and security company Saab and Indian company Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) have started the process of manufacturing Self-Protection Systems for Land-based Platforms, for the Indian market and for export to Saab’s global market. The partnership will also involve joint development of the next generation Self-Protection System.
 

The assault rifle for the Ratnik Russian future soldier system to be selected in the next few months
 
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An assault rifle to be part of the Ratnik infantry combat system will be selected based on the outcome of the operational evaluation in a year or a year and a half, TsNIITOCHMASH Director General Dmitry Semizorov has told the Echo Moskvy radio in an interview.
 

Trials of new Enigma 8x8 armoured designed in UAE fitted with BMP-3 turret will started in 2017
 
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The trials of the Enigma 8x8 armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) developed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and equipped with Russian AU-220M Baikal combat module will be started in 2017. It was revealed by the Uralvagonzavod`s (Russian acronym: UVZ) Deputy Director for Military-Technocal Cooperation, Igor Kulikov.
 

Army of Philippines will receive this year additional fire-support vehicles and artillery systems
 
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Philippines Army expects to receive additional fire-support vehicles and artillery pieces this year, as it boosts its capabilities under the ongoing modernization program of the Armed Forces. This was revealed by Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año, Army commander, during the service’s 119th anniversary celebration at Fort Andres Bonifacio, Makati City, which was attended by top defense and military officials.
 

Pentagon would like to boost U.S. military presence in Iraq to increase fight against IS
 
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The Pentagon will submit proposals to President Barack Obama for strengthening military support to Iraqi forces in the near future, a top US military official said Friday, March 25, 2016. Pentagon officials have previously mentioned their desire to accelerate the training of Iraqi troops, or to provide logistical support for the Mosul offensive.
 

British soldiers have trained female Peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq
 
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The British Ministry of Defense (MOD) revealed Saturday, March 26, 2016, that British soldiers have trained female Peshmerga fighters. The women have been trained by British soldiers in northern Iraq in crucial infantry, medical and counter-Improvised Explosive Device skills, the British MOD said.
 

New Belarus air defense missile system Kvadrat-M in service with Myanmar armed forces
 
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During the military parade, Sunday March 27, 2016, Myanmar has unveiled its new air defense missile system "Kvadrat-M" developed and designed by the Belarus Defense Industry. Mynamar is the first foreign customer of the Kvadrat-M.
 

Russia to deploy military hardware on the Kuril Islands in 2016-2020
 
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The Russian Defense Ministry will focus on developing military infrastructure in the Arctic and on the Kuril Islands in 2016-2020, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday. This year, Russia will deploy coastal defense missile systems and new-generation unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on the Kuril Islands, Russian Defense Minister also said.
 

Russian Eastern MD to carry out first firing tests with Tor-M2U air defence systems
 
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Air defence units of the Eastern MD motorized rifle formations carried out first firing with Tor-M2U air defence missile systems at the Telemba specialized range (Buryatia). In the course of a tactic exercise with combat firing, Tor-M2U air defence missile systems detected, tracked and identified small-sized aerial target simulators of Saman type. The crews successfully engaged the targets at night.
 

Israeli Saymar Musketeer 4x4 armored vehicle in service with Cameroon's Presidential Guard
 
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According Janes defense news website, The Israeli-made Saymar Musketeer 4x4 light armoured vehicle is now in service with the Cameroon's Presidential Guard. Israel is one of a range of smaller suppliers of major weapons and other military equipment to sub-Saharan Africa.
 

China donates military equipment worth $5 Million to Ecowas Standby Force
 
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According to Africa Independent Television, China on Thursday March 24, donated $5 million worth of non-lethal military equipment to the ECOWAS Standby Force (ESF) to ease its operations.The ECOWAS Standby Force (ESF) is a standby arrangement made up of military, police and civilian components and which provides for regional peace and security arrangements.
 

Russia to use Voevoda missile motor to develop Sarmat ICBM engine
 
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Russia will furnish the advanced Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with an engine that will be developed on the basis of the Voevoda ICBM’s motor, Pyotr Lyovochkin, first deputy chief designer at the Energomash Scientific and Production Association, said on Thursday, March 24.
 

New infantry division to be formed in Russia’ south by the end of the year
 
New infantry division to be formed in Russia south by the end of the year 640 001
A new infantry division will have been activated in Russia’s Southern Military District by year-end by order of the General Staff chief and the district’s commander. Military experts are unanimous about the need for new large units in the southwest. Moreover, they reckon that at least a numbered army comprising five to six infantry and armored divisions, the army-size set of units, and adequate reinforcements should be formed in the area crucial in terms of national security.
 

Russian army to receive 2S33 Msta-SM and Koalitsiya-SV advanced artillery systems
 
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The artillery units of the Western Military District will begin to receive Msta-SM and Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled (SP) howitzers soon. Over 30 2S33 Msta-SM howitzers are said to be earmarked for the newly activated 1st Guards Armored Army.
 

New motorized infantry division to appear in Russian south by year-end
 
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A new motorized infantry division close to 10 thousand men strong will be deployed in Rostov region by the end of the year, a source in the headquarters of the Southern military district told TASS.
 

Oshkosh Defense to upgrade 1,212 Heavy Tactical Vehicles FHTV for U.S. Army
 
Oshkosh Defense to upgrade 1212 Heavy Tactical Vehicles FHTV for US Army 640 001
Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will recapitalize 1,212 Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) and produce 345 trailers following multiple orders from the U.S. Army valued at more than $430 million.
 

Nexter submitted its final bid for Indian Artillery to pitch its Trajan and Caesar howitzers
 
Nexter submitted its final bid for Indian Artillery pitching its Trajan and Caesar howitzers 640 001
Nexter submitted on Feb. 15 its final bid in an Indian tender for a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) contract for 1,400 155mm towed cannons, Stéphane Mayer, chairman of the land armaments company, told a parliamentary committee.
 

Denel Mechem South Africa develops short version of Casspir APC under the name of Casspir-S
 
Denel Mechem South Africa develops short version of Casspir APC under the name of Casspir-S 640 001
According the website DefenceWeb, Denel Mechem is busy developing a smaller version of its Casspir armoured personnel carrier in response to market demand, with the new variant aimed at urban operations.
 

CONTROP Precision Technologies to sell Long Range Observation Systems (LOROS) to India
 
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CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd ­ a company specializing in advanced electro-optics (EO) and infrared (IR) defense and homeland security solutions – announces the sale of Long Range Observation Systems (LOROS) to be used as part of a security solution for critical sites in India. The MEOS Modular Long-Range EO/IR Day/Night Observation System was procured by a large Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) for Indian Homeland Security (HLS) applications.
 

SAGEM of France has received an order for 200 JIM-LR infrared binoculars from a NATO country
 
SAGEM of France has received an order for 200 JIM-LR infrared binoculars from a NATO country 640 001
Sagem (Safran) has received a new order for more than 200 JIM-LR long-range multifunction infrared binoculars from the army in a NATO country. The order will also include remote-control terminals, and will be added to the JIM-LR units already deployed by the country.
 

ECA Group to provide EF-Truck NG simulators and EF-Ultra 2 car to the MoD of Morocco
 
ECA Group to provide EF Truck  simulators and EF Ultra 2 car to the MoD of Morocco 640 001
French company ECA Group will provide the Ministry of Defense of Morocco with 4 EF-Truck NG simulators and 8 EF-Ultra 2 car driving simulators. This order of ECA Group solutions for driving simulation, EF-Truck NG Truck simulators and EF-Ultra 2 car driving simulators, is the follow up of a global program for the equipment of several camps of the Ministry of Defence in order to train their drivers.
 

New experimental sniper rifles to be transferred to the soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine
 
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A batch of 10 new experimental sniper rifles of enhanced accuracy - developed by specialists of the SE "Ukroboroncervis" – the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov transferred to the soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine. Snipers Training Centre of the military unit of the National Guard of Ukraine received the rifles.
 

Russia to upgrade its BTR-82A armoured personnel carrier to BTR-87
 
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The manufacturer of armoured personnel carriers (APC) for Russian Armed Forces, Military-Industrial Company (Russian acronym: VPK, a subsidiary of the Basic Element Group) is developing new modification of the BTR-82A APC, according to 2015 presentation-statement of JSC "Hulls Plant" (a subsidiary of VPK).
 

South Korea formed a new elite unit of marines dubbed Spartan 3000 for raids inside North Korea
 
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The Marine Corps has formed a new mobile unit tasked with attacking North Korea from the rear in the event of a contingency, a military official said Sunday. The regimental-level unit of 3,000 troops was launched in the southeastern coastal city of Pohang on March 1, dubbed "Spartan 3000," the official said.
 

Pakistan Army to test assault rifles including CZ-BREN 2 and FN SCAR H to replace its current rifles
 
Pakistan Army to test CZBREN 2 Zastava M77 and FN SCAR H to replace its assault rifle 640 001
The Pakistan Army is looking into acquiring a new standard issue rifle (or rifles). At present, it seems that the Army has shortlisted its final options to the following rifles: The FN Herstal SCAR H, CZ-806 BREN 2, Zastava M21 (or M77), Beretta ARX-200, and Kalashnikov AK-103.
 

Airbus selling its Defense Electronics business to KKR & Co
 
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According To UPI, Airbus Group is selling its Defense Electronics business to KKR & Co., a U.S.-headquartered global investment firm.
 

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