May 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

General Dynamics delivers two first LAV-II Cayman armored vehicles to Peruvian Naval Infantry
 
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General Dynamics Land Systems Canada unveiled yesterday the two first LAV-II "Cayman" 8x8 armored vehicles of the 32 ordered in mid-2014 by the Peruvian Armed Forces. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony in London, Ontario, Commandant of the Peruvian Navy, Admiral Edmundo Deville del Campo said the Cayman will be used to patrol the coast, as well as lakes and rivers, as the Peruvian Marines prepare for expansion next year. 
 

  Upgraded AK-74M assault rifle to be shown for the first time during Russia's Victory Day Parade
 
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Russian company Concern Kalashnikov has developed a universal upgrade kit for its Kalashnikov rifles. Ak-74M rifles will feature the new equipment for the first time at the Victory Day Parade on May 9 in Moscow. The universal kit improves the weapon’s combat effectiveness by 1.5 times, according to the so-called “frequency of destruction” at a distance of up to 300 meters and at any time of day and in different climatic conditions.
 

Supacat signs $35m contract to provide HMT Extenda for Norwegian High Mobility Vehicles program
 
Supacat signs 35m contract to provide HMT Extenda for Norwegian High Mobility Vehicles program 640 001 The UK high mobility vehicle specialist, Supacat, has signed a £23 million ($35 million, €31 million) contract with The Norwegian Defence Logistic Organisation (NDLO) to supply a new fleet of High Mobility Vehicles. Supacat is supplying the HMT Extenda vehicle, the most capable vehicle in its class with the highest levels of mobility, protection, payload and firepower.
 

  General Dynamics officially selected by Denmark to provide 206 Piranha 5 IFVs
 
General Dynamics officially selected by Denmark to provide 206 Piranha 5 IFVs 640 001 General Dynamics European Land Systems, through its Switzerland-based subsidiary GDELS-Mowag, has been notified by the Denmark Defense Ministry that the PIRANHA 5 Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle has been selected as the new armoured personnel carrier (APC) for the Danish Armed Forces. The contract from the Danish Ministry of Defense will include the acquisition of a minimum of 206 new armoured personnel carriers, with the exact number to be determined at a later date.
 

  Rheinmetall's Puma infantry fighting vehicle enters service with German Bundeswehr
 
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Following painstaking development work, intensive testing by the country’s WTD technical centers, month after month of gruelling operation in conditions of extreme heat and cold abroad, and multiple field trials conducted by soldiers of the German Bundeswehr, the Puma infantry fighting vehicle project has passed another important milestone, announced yesterday Germany-based company Rheinmetall.
 

General Dynamics to provide Israel with Namer APC production kits
 
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The Israeli Defense Ministry this week signed an multi-million dollar agreement with US company GD (General Dynamics) to acquire the mechanical parts needed to assemble its Namer (Leopard), a heavy troop carrier based on the indigenous Merkava Mk4 main battle tank. The move was based on conclusions by the security establishment following last summer’s war between Israel and Gaza-based terrorist group Hamas, the ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
 

  Indian Army officially inducts the Akash air defense missile system
 
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More than three decades after the project was initiated, the Indian Army on Tuesday inducted the indigenously - developed supersonic surface-to-air missile Akash, capable of targeting enemy helicopters, aircraft and UAVs from a range of 25 kms. The missiles, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will be a boost for the India's Army Air Defence Corps, which had been grappling for years with obsolete air defence weapons.
 

  U.S. approved a $395 mn FMS to Iraq for ammunitions and technical support
 
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The U.S. State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for Ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $395 million. The principal contractors will be American Ordinance in Middletown, Iowa and AMTEC in Janesville, Wisconsin, announced yesterday, May 5, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
 

 Estonia kicks off largest-ever joint military drills Siil-2015
 
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Two sets of military exercises kicked off in Europe on Monday, May 4, involving thousands of servicemen from a variety of NATO nations and their allies, amid a wave of similar action across the area. Estonia is holding its largest-ever military drills. Named Siil-2015 (Hedgehog), the maneuvers involve about 13,000 personnel. The number includes about 7,000 reservists, along with members of the volunteer Estonian Defense League.
 

  Poland's President signed resolution on establishing the Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian brigade
 
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President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski has signed a resolution on establishing the Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian military brigade, the Polish leader’s office reported on Monday, May 4. The resolution will come into force two weeks after it is published, which will allow Komorowski to ratify the relevant agreement.
 

  BAE Systems to supply U.S. Army with integrated night vision and thermal targeting solution
 
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The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract worth up to $434 million for the company’s integrated night vision and thermal targeting solution, which improves the speed and accuracy of targeting by dismounted soldiers. The new offering helps troops to rapidly and covertly acquire targets in all weather and lighting conditions.
 

Russian MOD reveals images showing the turrent of each new armored vehicle projects
 
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Russian Ministry of Defence has officialy revealed for the first time images showing the brand new combat vehicles that will be shown for the Victory Day military parade on the Red Square in Moscow, May 9, 2015. For the first time we can see the vehicles turrets without cover. The upcoming parade in Moscow will be the largest in history. Many new tanks and armoured vehicles will be unveiled to the public for the first time.
 

Harris Corporation receives $3.9bn contract from the US Army for Rifleman Radios
 
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Harris Corporation has been awarded a 10-year (5-year base, 5 option years) $3.9 billion ceiling, multi-award IDIQ contract from the U.S. Army for rifleman radios and associated services under the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Handheld, Manpack and Small-form Fit (HMS) program. Harris will deliver 50 radios for qualification testing with Full Rate Production fielding scheduled in U.S. government fiscal year 2017.
 

New pulling trains and modernization for the Serbian Armed Forces
 
New pulling trains and modernizations for the Serbian Armed Forces 640 001 The Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces have obtained three new pulling trains for transportation of combat vehicles and heavy means. Minister Gasic stressed that results achieved by the defence system in 2015 were visible, and that the new pulling trains that are “enforcing” the vehicle stock in Belgrade, Kraljevo and Nis provided further proof of that. Defence Minister also talked about some modernization program for the Serbian Armed Forces.
 

Turkey about to begin equipping and training Syrian rebels
 
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey will begin to train and equip Syrian rebels next Saturday, local Yeni Safak newspaper reported on Saturday. A group of 300 Syrian rebels will go through the first phase of the training program and a second group of 300 rebels will come to Turkey later, Cavusoglu said.
 

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