May 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

New EVA 6x6 155mm self-propelled howitzer unveiled by Slovak Defence Minister at IDET 2015
 
New EVA 6x6 155mm self-propelled howitzer unveiled by Slovak Defence Minister at IDET 2015 640 001
At IDET 2015, the International Exhibition of Defence and Security Technologies, which was held from 19 to 21 May 2015 in Brno, Czech Republic, the Slovakian Minister of Defence Martin Glvác has unveiled the new EVA Slovak-made 155mm / 52 cal. light truck-carried howitzer EVA developed and designed by the Slovak Company Konstrukta Defence.
 

  Saab receives a $13.6 mn order for explosive training artillery ammunition
 
Saab receives  13 6 mn order for explosive aining artillery ammunition 640 001
Defence and security company Saab has received an order for explosive training artillery ammunition. The order amounts to approximately $13.64 million and delivery will take place during 2015-2016. Work on this order will be performed by Saab’s subsidiary Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS), and includes the manufacture and delivery of explosive training artillery grenades.
 

Poland to invest more than $40 billion to upgrade its armed forces by 2022
 
Poland invest than 40 billion to upgrade its armed forces by 2022 640 001
Poland will invest more than $40 billion to upgrade its armed forces by 2022, Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak stated at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. “In 2022, in total we will have spent over $40 billion on modernization,” Siemoniak said on Tuesday. “That means we are spending today on defense more than all other countries that joined NATO after 1999 together.”
 

BAE Systems submits bid for US Marine Corps amphibious combat vehicle 1.1. program 
 
BAE Systems submits bid for US Marine Corps amphibious combat vehicle 1 1 program 640 001
BAE Systems announced yesterday, May 20, it is submitting bid for USMC future amphibious combat vehicle. BAE Systems’ ACV 1.1 solution has completed thousands of miles of mobility testing and a full range of amphibious operations, including demonstrations of launch and recovery. The company’s solution, built from the ground up to be a truly amphibious vehicle, would provide a significant benefit to the Marine Corps’ current and future needs.
 

Russia would like to develop many new drones of various class and purposes by 2025
 
Russia would like to develop many new drones of various class and purposes by 2025 640 001
United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) of Russia has developed a proposal for an Interagency Task Program for Drone Development. Its implementation will enable Russian law enforcement agencies to receive a few hundred drones of various classes and purposes by 2025.
 

New "Polonez" multiple rocket launcher on 8x8 chassis unveiled during military parade in Belarus
 
New Polonez multiple rocket launcher (MLRS) on 8x8 chassis unveiled during military parade in Belarus 640 001 During the military parade held May 9, 2015 in Minsk, Belarus unveiled a new long-range multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) named "Polonez". The MLRS is based on a MZKT-7930 8x8 chassis. In the parade were two launcher vehicles and two transport-reloader vehicles took part in the parade.
 

German defense ministry reportedly decides on MEADS missile defense system
 
German defense ministry reportedly decides on Meads missile defense system 640 001 The German government has reportedly made a major decision on military spending. According to a German leading daily, Germany had decided to purchase the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) developed by US defense giant Lockheed Martin in cooperation with German MBDA and Italian companies.
 

Indian Defence Minister Approves Acquisition of BAE System M777 Howitzers
 
Indian Defence Minister Approves Acquisition of BAE System M777 Howitzers 640 001 India's Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who heads the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), on Wednesday, May 13, evening cleared several defence projects, giving impetus to the present government's 'Make in India' initiative. Giving a major fillip to the Indian Army, which has been bothered by the shortage of artillery, the DAC okayed the acquisition of 145 pieces of BAE's M777 Ultra-Light Howitzers worth Rs 2,700 crore.
 

L-3 Awarded $81.8 Million Contract to Supply SATCOM Terminals to the Australian Defence Force
 
L-3 Awarded 81.8 Million Contract to Supply SATCOM Terminals to the Australian Defence Force 640 001 L-3 Communications announced today that it has been awarded an $81.8 million contract from Raytheon Australia to supply the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with 236 Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs), additional support equipment, and training as part of Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B1. This program will further enable the ADF to utilize the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system, significantly increasing their satellite communications capabilities.
 

Thales Selected for U.S. Army Rifleman Radio Program
 
Thales selected for US Army Rifleman Radio program 640 001 Thales has recently been selected to provide the U.S. Army with Rifleman Radio systems. This award, under a ten-year (five-year base with five-year option) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, will allow Thales to compete for the different orders of the programme.The selection is for the Rifleman Radio Full Rate Production (FRP) programme, also part of the U.S. Army’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Handheld, Manpack and Small-form Fit (HMS) programme.
 

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