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
 
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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.
 

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
 
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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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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