May 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Lockheed Martin Receives $174 Million Contract for ATACMS Missile Production
 
Lockheed Martin Receives 174 Million Contract for ATACMS Missile Production 640 001 Lockheed Martin received a $174 million (€152 million) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract for Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) production for the U.S. Army and the United Arab Emirates. ATACMS is the U.S. Army's only tactical long-range precision-strike surface-to-surface weapon system.
 

New version of 2S25 Sprut-SD self-propelled gun for Russian Airborne Forces expected in 2015
 
New version of 2S25 Sprut-SD self-propelled gun for Airborne Forces expected in 2015 640 001 According TASS Russian news agency, a modernised version of the 2S25 Sprut-SD self-propelled gun for the Russian Airborne Forces will be released by the end of the current year. "The Sprut-SD gun modernisation is in full swing. I’m sure we’ll be able to complete the work this year," a Concern Tractor Plants (CTP) representative said.
 

Australia Boost Defense Spending in 2015 Defence Budget
 
Australia Boost Defense Spending in 2015 Defence Budget 640 001 The Australian 2015 Defence Budget is part of the Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. In the 2015 Budget, the Australian Government will continue to make a significant investment. This Budget continues to deliver on the Government’s commitment to increase Defence spending to two per cent of GDP within a decade and builds on the Government’s promise to provide Defence with a stable and sustainable funding growth path.
 

Russia to Send Nearly 700 Pieces of Military Equipment to SITDEF 2015 Exhibit in Peru
 
Russia to Send Nearly 700 Pieces of Military Equipment to SITDEF 2015 Exhibit in Peru 640 001 According Sputniknews website, Russian companies will present a total of about 700 pieces of various weaponry and military equipment at the upcoming SITDEF 2015 trade show in Peru, Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) said Tuesday, May 13. As Official Online Show Daily News supplier and Web TV for SITDEF 2015, Army Recognition editorial team will have a significant presence at the show to provide a full coverage about this event.
 

Pakistan successfully test-fires recently acquired FM-90 HQ-7B air defense missile
 
Pakistan successfully test-fires recently acquired FM-90 HQ-7B air defense missile Pakistani Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited Air Defence firing Ranges near Karachi on Monday, May 11, and witnessed the firing of FM-90 (HQ-7B) Air Defence Missile System. This new short range air defense missile system manufactured in China was unveiled during national military parade held on Monday, March 23 2015.
 

Extra $1.2bn for Security Measures to Keep Australia Safe
 
Extra 1.2bn for Security Measures to Keep Australia Safe 640 001 Australia will spend an extra AU $1.2bn (€850m) on combating Islamic State in Iraq, expanding its presence elsewhere in the Middle East, and strengthening its ability to collect metadata for intelligence. The cash committed in the 2015-16 budget to “keeping Australia safe” comes on top of the $1bn (€709m) committed to defence last year. Australia is spending a further $350m (€248m) on expanding operations in Afghanistan and the Middle East.
 

Polaris Defense Submits Response for U.S. Army Ultra Light Combat Vehicle RFI
 
Polaris Defense Submits Response for U.S. Army Ultra Light Combat Vehicle RFI 640 001 Polaris Defense, a division of Polaris Industries Inc., submitted a response for the U.S. Army’s request for information regarding the ULCV (Ultra Light Combat Vehicle) program. The Ultra Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) is a proposed air-droppable light off-road truck to improve the mobility of light infantry brigades. Polaris Defense intends to respond at the RFI with its Dagor Ultra-light Combat Vehicle.
 

Turkey shows interest for Russian S-300 air defense missile system for its T-LORAMIDS program
 
Turkey shows interest for Russian S-300 air defense missile system for its T-LORAMIDS program 640 001
Turkey is still considering purchasing Russia’s S-300 air defense missile system, a senior Russian defense industry official said at IDEF 2015, the International Defense Industry Fair which was held in Istanbul (Turkey) from the 5 to 8 May 2015.
 

South Korea develops new chemical warfare vehicle based on K200 KIFV armored tracked vehicle
 
South Korea develops new chemical warfare vehicle 640 001
South Korea has developed a new reconnaissance vehicle for use in chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) warfare, the Defense Ministry announced Monday, May 11. "Today, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) succeeded in developing a new-type CBR reconnaissance vehicle with domestic technology," ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said.
 

Six prototypes of Indian built Dhanush 155mm howitzer have been produced till date
 
Six prototypes of Indian built Dhanush 155mm howitzer have been produced till date 640 001
Six prototypes of the artillery gun 'Dhanush' have been produced till date, said Indian Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh. Dhanush is currently undergoing confirmatory trials and evaluation. Bulk production of the gun shall commence after successful completion of the trials and evaluation.
 

Malaysian forces join Saudi-led coalition in Yemen
 
Malaysian forces join Saudi-led coalition in Yemen 640 001
Malaysian troops on Sunday, May 10, arrived at Saudi Royal Air Force base to participate in the Saudi-led coalition under Operation Restoring Hope. Malaysia has become the 12th country to join the coalition after Senegal which is sending 2,100 troops to fight the Houthis and the forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
 

China negotiating military base in Djibouti
 
China negotiating military base in Djibouti 640 001
China government is negotiating Djibouti to open military base in the strategic port of Djibouti as China influence grows in the region. Djibouti President Ismael Omar Gulleh said discussion are ongoing between the two countries, saying China would be welcomed.
 

China military plans to produce nearly 42,000 land and naval unmanned weapons and sensors
 
China military plans to produce nearly 42000 land and naval unmanned weapons and sensors 640 001
China's military plans to produce nearly 42,000 land-based and sea-based unmanned weapons and sensor platforms as part of its continuing, large-scale military buildup, the Pentagon's annual report on the People's Liberation Army (PLA) disclosed Friday, May 8, 2015.
 

U.S. has handed to Pakistan armored personnell carriers and fighters used in Iraq and Afghanistan
 
United States has handed to Pakistan armored personnell carriers and fighters used in Iraq and Afghanistan 640 001
The United States has handed over to Pakistan 14 combat aircraft, 59 military trainer jets and 374 armoured personnel carriers, which were earlier used by American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. As the US withdraws its forces from neighbouring Afghanistan, the major defence articles have been transferred to Pakistan under its 'Excessive Defence Article' category, an internal Congressional report has said.
 

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