May 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
Uralvagonzavod will demonstrate T-14 Armata MBT to an Egyptian delegation during the RAE 2015
 
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Uralvagonzavod, the manufacturer of the Russian T-14 Armata main battle tank invited a delegation from Egypt to the RAE 2015, a military equipment and arms expo in Russia, where the capability of the new tank will be demonstrated. RAE 2015 will be held in Nizhny Tagil (Russia) from the 9 to 12 September 2015.
 

Kamaz Typhoon-K 6x6 MRAP armoured vehicle ready for final operational service tests in 2015
 
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Russia's brand new Kamaz Typhoon-K 6x6 MRAP armored vehicles will undergo final operational service tests in 2015, the director of the department of digital design systems of OJSC KAMAZ told RIA Novosti. Russia's Ministry of Defense will decide on the mass production of Typhoons following the trials, Aleksey Purtov added.
 

United States signs an agreement with Spain to have a permanent base to Spanish Moron Air Base
 
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Spain has signed an agreement with the US allowing to make its presence at a military base in southwest of the country permanent. Morón Air Base will be now able to station up to 3,000 troops - more than triple the size of the current contingent. The Spanish government approved the deal on Friday, May 28, 2015.
 

United States proposes to deploy THAAD air defense missile system in South Korea
 
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U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said Saturday, May 30, 2015, the possible deployment of the U.S. THAAD advanced missile defense system on Korean soil should be considered as threats by North Korea have grown. As an integral part of the U.S.-led missile defense system, it is designed to shoot down short, medium and intermediate ballistic missiles at a higher altitude in their terminal phase using a hit-to-kill method.
 

Taiwan plans to purchase 120 American-made M1A1 Abrams tanks to replace old M60A3 MBT
 
Taiwan plans to purchase 120 American-made M1A1 Abrams tanks to replace old M60A3 MBT 640 001
The Ministry of National Defense of Taiwan said it would stick to a plan to buy 120 US-made M1A1 Abrams tanks in an estimated NT$33 billion (US$1.08 billion) deal. The Republic of China (ROC) Army Command Headquarters Office said the program’s budget allocation would be made in 2017, with delivery expected to begin in 2020.
 

China has sent for the first time infantry troops for peacekeeping missions in South Sudan
 
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China's first peacekeeping mission involving combat-ready troops has been deployed to South Sudan. It has held an inauguration ceremony for its headquarters in the capital Juba. This is the first time China has sent peacekeeping infantry to any task zone since it first took part in peacekeeping operations in 1990.
 

Singapore and Germany to Step up Defence Cooperation
 
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The defence ministers of Singapore and Germany have expressed a firm commitment towards strengthening and expanding bilateral defence cooperation and training exercises between both countries, the Singaporean Defence Ministry (Mindef) said in a statement.
 

Czech government has approved 11 military tenders including armoured vehicles and radars
 
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The Czech government has approved a list of 11 tenders, worth several billions of crowns, that the Defence Ministry will declare this year, including a planned acquisition of more than 60 armoured vehicles. The Czech Defence Ministry wants to obtain 20 wheeled armoured vehicles worth 1.3 billion crowns. The vehicles should be delivered in 2018-2020 and the tender will be launched in the summer.
 

Northrop Grumman, U.S. Army Achieve Ballistic Missile Intercept in First Flight Test
 
Northrop Grumman US Army Achieve Ballistic Missile Intercept in First Flight Test 640 001
The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation took a significant step toward the objective for integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) when a ballistic missile was destroyed using the IAMD Battle Command System (IBCS) in its first flight test. The Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) is a revolutionary command-and-control (C2) system developed to deliver a single, unambiguous view of the battlespace.
 

French companies CMI Defence & Silkan join to create AGUERIS company for training & simulations
 
French companies CMI Defense Silkan join to create AGUERIS company for training simulations 640 001
CMI Defence SAS, the French subsidiary of CMI group (Cockerill Maintenance & Ingenierie), a leader in multifunctional, high-effect weapon systems for light and medium weight armored vehicles and a provider of technical and training assistance, and SILKAN, French leader in virtual simulation and real time interconnection applied to critical systems, create together a joint venture named AGUERIS.
 

U.S. Army to develop New 120mm GPS-Guided Mortar
 
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The U.S. Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves Soldiers' ability to put artillery on target. During U.S. Dept. of Defence Lab Day at the Pentagon, May 14, multiple researchers from throughout the U.S. Army were available to demonstrate their projects, the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar, or GEFM, program.
 

UralVagonZavod of Russia negotiates with Egypt to nationalise military production sites
 
UralVagonZavod of Russia negotiates with Egypt to nationalise military production sites 640 001
Russian Defense Company UralVagonZavod (UVZ) negotiated with the Egyptian government on nationalising some Russian military production sites in Egypt, CEO Oleg Sienko said. He also negotiated entering into partnerships with Egyptian companies or foreign companies working in Egypt, whether in the field of assembling war machinery or spare parts.
 

Japan and Vietnam agree to intensify air defense cooperation between their two countries
 
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Visiting Chief of Staff of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force General Harukazu Saito and his Vietnamese host have agreed to intensify air defense cooperation between their two countries. The agreement was made between General Saito and Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, at their talks in Hanoi on May 25, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
 

Russia has confirmed its decision to deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran
 
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According France-Press agency, Russia on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, confirmed its decision to deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian openly told Iranian state-run news agencies the deal was a “success” and the system would soon be delivered.
 

Russia and Iraq mull to strengthen cooperation in joint fight against terrorism
 
Russia and Iraq mull to strengthen cooperation on fight against terrorism 640 001 Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated Russia's traditional friendship with Iraq and pledged to expand cooperation between the two countries in a host of areas including anti-terrorism when he met with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Thursday, May 28, according to the Kremlin press release.
 

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