May 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Egypt extends for three months military mandate to deploy military in the Gulf
 
Egypt extends for three months military mandate to deploy military in the Gulf 640 001 The Egyptian government said it had extended by three months the deployment of "some elements of the armed forces" abroad, enabling it to continue participating in a Saudi-led coalition that has been launching air strikes in Yemen. Egypt, which has one of the Middle East's largest military forces, is a close ally of Saudi Arabia and has said it is participating in the alliance targeting Yemen's Houthi rebels, who are allies of Iran.
 

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAV assists in the rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean
 
Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAV assists in the rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean 640 001
OAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station), a registered non-profit organization based in Malta, owns a 40 meter-long vessel named Phoenix that’s used for the rescue of refugees at sea. Stationed aboard this ship, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 will serve to considerably extend the reach of the Phoenix beyond horizon.
 

GDELS Piranha 5 8x8 armoured vehicle selected by Denmark to replace M113 tracked APC
 
GDELS Piranha 5 8x8 armoured vehicle selected by Norway to replace M113 tracked APC 640 001
PIRANHA 5 8x8 multi-role armoured vehicle from Swiss Mowag GmbH, which is part of General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) , has won the tender of the Danish Armed Forces new armored personnel carrier. The winner is found after thorough examination and evaluation of suppliers' offers and testing of the vehicles.
 

India to boost its artillery forces with 6 new regiments of Pinaka Multiple Launch Rocket Systems
 
India to boost its artillery forces with 6 new regiments of Pinaka MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket Systems 640 001
The Indian army is set to get an artillery boost with a proposal being moved to raise six new regiments of the ilocal-made Pinaka Multi-Launcher Rocket System (MLRS). Sources said the Indian army has moved a proposal to add six new regiments with a total of 108 launchers, to its existing holding of three regiments to plug gaps in its artillery units.
 

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