March 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
Russia unveils new rocket launcher-deployed reconnaissance UAV
 
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A reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) taking to the sky by means of a hand-held rocket launcher has been developed in Russia. The UAV was unveiled at the military and scientific conference "Robotization of the Russian Armed Forces" at the Patriot Park near Moscow.
 

AM General and US Army TARDEC lab to partner for autonomous driving vehicle technology
 
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AM General and the U.S. Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) announced a new partnership to develop and demonstrate an autonomous driving vehicle that may revolutionize how soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, along with equipment and supplies, are transported inside U.S. military facilities.
 

Rheinmettall will supply two Survivor R protected tactical vehicles to Police of Germany
 
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The Free State of Saxony has placed an order with Rheinmetall for two Survivor R protected tactical operations vehicles. The vehicles form part of an extensive €15 million anti-terror package. They will be delivered this year and be used to equip special police units in Saxony. The order is worth a figure in the low seven-digit euro range.
 

Dutch and U.S. Marines to conduct bilateral training at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
 
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Dutch Marines from the Netherlands armed forces traveled nearly 2,580 km to conduct bilateral training with U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force during a weeklong exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 21-24, 2017.
 

The T-72B3 becomes the standard main battle tank of the Russian armed forces
 
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Two dozen upgraded T-72B3 tanks with extra protection have been delivered to the Russian army Tamanskaya Infantry Division, Vyacheslav Khalitov, deputy CEO for special hardware at Russia’s Uralvagonzavod Corporation, said on the single military hardware acceptance day.
 

MILREM Estonia will develop unmanned ground vehicle with Kongsberg & QinetiQ North America
 
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Estonian defense solutions provider Milrem is developing smart unmanned ground vehicles with concepts of how to use them on the modern battlefield as adaptive systems to minimize dangerous risks to warfighters. Milrem will launch joint product efforts with KONGSBERG and QinetiQ North America last week.
 

GA-ASI from U.S. will collaborate with Japan for development of MALE drone
 
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced during a briefing at the Japan Drone expo in Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, that it has executed a research collaboration agreement with a consortium of Japanese industry, government, and academia groups to accelerate operational approval for Medium-altitude Long-endurance (MALE) RPA to fly in non-segregated Japanese civil airspace.
 

Brazil has taken delivery of first upgraded M109A5 +BR 155mm self-propelled howitzers
 
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Brazil has taken delivery of the first upgraded M109A5+BR. The newly upgraded 155mm tracked self-propelled artillery was seen being delivered at the port in Rio de Janeiro. The M109A5 is an American-made tracked self-propelled howitzer which can fire all standard 155mm NATO ammunition to a maximum range of 23.5 km.
 

Australia has approved four military export sales in the past year to Saudi Arabia
 
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According the Sidney Morninh Herald newspaper website, Australia has approved four military export sales to Saudi Arabia in the past year and Australian Government has agreed to make further contracts with this country.
 

Performance of Russian weaponry deployed in Syria is praised by Russian president V. Putin
 
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was satisfied with the performance of domestic weapons and military hardware in the fight against international terrorism in Syria. "The capabilities of Russian weapons, their exceptional reliability and efficiency manifested themselves in the struggle against terrorists in the Syrian Arab Republic and in the counteraction of terrorism in the entire Middle East".
 

Indonesia looking to produce rounds and components of the BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicle (IFV)
 
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Indonesia is studying an option to launch the licensed production of rounds and components for the BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), Deputy Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Mikhail Petukhov said.
 

Russia wants to build new generation of air defense system
 
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The R&D work codenamed "Standard" to create a new-generation multifunctional army air defense system may begin in 2018, Army Air Defense Force Commander Lieutenant-General Alexander Leonov said.
 

Turkey will purchase two batteries of S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia
 
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According a news of the newspaper website Daily Sabah of March 24, 2017, Turkey will purchase two batteries of Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air defense missile systems. Since a few months, Turkey and Russia have started talks regarding Turkey's cooperation with Russia in the defense sector and more specifically for the purchase of a new air defense system.
 

China still to receives delivery of Russian S-400 air defense system
 
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The delivery of the Russian-made S-400 (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile systems ordered by China has not begun yet, Maria Vorobyova, spokeswoman for the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, told TASS.
 

Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz takes position for major Bundeswehr procurement programmes
 
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Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz have entered a far-reaching partnership with an eye to playing a leading role in the future digitization of Germany’s ground forces. The two high-tech enterprises have agreed to establish a joint venture to compete for two major German procurement projects: MoTaKo, which stands for “mobile tactical communications”, and “MoTIV”, short for “mobile tactical information network”.
 

More than 200 military vehicles were given to Cambodia from South Korea
 
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The first batch were handed over Thursday 23 March 2017 at a ceremony at the Techo Hun Sen Military Technical Institute in Kampong Speu province. The trucks, light utility vehicles, excavators, bulldozers, buses, ambulances and cars were deployed in rows in the area where the ceremony took place. General Chao Phirun, the director-general of the Defense Ministry’s materiel and technical services department, said it was the third time Cambodia had received military aid from South Korea.
 

Israel MoD awards Elbit System with 100 Millions dollars contract for advanced radio system
 
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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately $100 million contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (“IMOD”) for the supply of advanced radio systems. According to the contract, Elbit Systems will manufacture and provide hundreds of radio systems over the course of five years.
 

Philippines have interests into purchasing Russian military equipment
 
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The Philippines has expressed interest in purchasing Russian helicopters, fast boats, drones and small weapons, the deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) told Sputnik Wednesday.
 

South African company Denel wants to sell Umkhonto surface-to-air missile to Iran
 
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According to the report carried by mybroadband website on Saturday, South Africa has applied to the United Nations Security Council to sell missiles worth R1.5 billion ($118 million) to Iran. The report added that this will be the biggest deal yet for Denel’s Umkhonto surface-to-air missile system.
 

US Marines have tested the RQ-20 Puma Unmanned Aerial System in Hawaii
 
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The Puma provides land-based and maritime intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance. It also allows small units the ability to detect improvised explosive devices, according to www.navair.navy.mil. The Marine Corps introduced the Puma to its operating units in 2012.
 

India will produce Mango tank rounds for their T-90S
 
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The Tekhmash Corporation, a subsidiary of Rostec, has provided India with the bulk of the manufacturing equipment for the license production of the Mango tank round and trained Indian personnel for this purpose, Tekhmash Director General Sergei Rusakov told TASS.
 

Israeli air defense missile system David's Sling ready to become operational in the next few days
 
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The latest generation of Israeli air defense missile system David's Sling is ready to become operational with the IAF (Israeli air Force) in the next few days. The David’s Sling system was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems in cooperation with Raytheon, and is designed to provide active defense from medium range missiles.
 

Afghan Armed Forces are equipped by the US with weapons from Kalashnikov group
 
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The United States has been purchasing Kalashnikov assault rifles for the Afghan Armed Forces through third countries, including European ones, CEO of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec Sergei Chemezov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV channel.
 

Russia Airborne Force to receives new air-droppable armoured vehicles
 
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Russia’s Airborne Force will start receiving battalion sets of air-droppable armored vehicles in 2019, Airborne Force Deputy Commander for Logistic Support Major-General Nariman Timergazin said.The advanced air-droppable armored vehicle has been developed as part of the Taifun-VDV R&D work, Timergazin added.
 

Czech, Slovakia and US Military conducts combined exercise including reactions to CBRN threats
 
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Members of the Indiana National Guard work alongside Allies and active duty members to improve their skills in reacting to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear response, and search and rescue techniques during Toxic Lance at Training Center Lest from March 20-23, 2017.
 

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