May 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russia's Western military district receives advanced Nebo-U radar
 
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Russia’s Western Military District has received an advanced Nebo-U radar able to detect stealthy supersonic missiles and planes, district spokesman Igor Muginov said on Monday, May 23, 2016. The Nebo-U/Nebo-UE is part of the Nebo family of Very High Frequency (VHF) 2D and 3D mobile surveillance radars which also includes the 55G6-1 Nebo 3D radar and 1L13-3 Nebo-SV 2D radar both deployed in the 1990s.
 

Iranian army launched two Nazeat-10 surface-to-surface missiles during military exercise
 
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The Iranian Army Ground Force launched two Nazeat-10 (Naze'at) surface-to-surface missiles as part of an ongoing military drill in central Iran on Sunday, May 22, 2016. The Iranian Ground Force kicked off the massive exercise in deserts near the central city of Kashan in Isfahan province this morning.
 

Thailand and China marine corps start joint military exercise codenamed Blue Strike 2016
 
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Thai and Chinese marine corps held an opening ceremony for a joint military exercise codenamed Blue Strike 2016 here on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The opening ceremony, held at Sattahip Naval Base, Chon Buri province, was presided over by Royal Thai Navy Fleet Commander Naris Prathumsuwan and Wang Hai, deputy commander of Chinese Navy.
 

Indian Armed Forces ask for changes in the Customs Act
 
Indian Armed Forces ask for changes in the Customs Act The Indian Armed Forces could face delays in procuring new items due to an amendment in the Customs Act, which removes blanket duty exemption for defence products. According to the latest amendment, specific projects, under production within the country, are exempted from duties.
 

US Army tests a new modular body armour
 
US Army tests a new modular body armour  The United States Army is testing a new type of modular body armour system that can be scaled according to the mission’s degree of severity. The system is tested in various climatic conditions and under different scenarios to prove whether it can provide the required results with the minimum obstruction to the human body’s moves.
 

USMC to move 2,500 Marines in Guam by 2021
 
USMC to move 2,500 Marines in Guam  The US Marine Corps is planning to move 2,500 Marines in Guam by 2021, according to Cmdr. Daniel Schaan, Director of the Joint Guam Programme Office Forward. They will relocate from Okinawa, as part of the US-Japan agreement to reduce US military presence in Okinawa, signed in 2006. The total number of the Marines moving to Guam is 5,000, with the rest relocating there by 2026.
 

Thailand has signed an agreement to purchase Chinese-made MBT-3000 VT-4 main battle tanks
 
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Thai military officials have confirmed that the Royal Thai Army (RTA) has formally signed an agreement to purchase MBT-3000 main battle tank produced by China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO). With this contract, Thailand is the first export customer for the MBT-3000 also called VT-4.
 

U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully conducted flight test medium-range ballistic missile target
 
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The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test involving the launch of a medium-range ballistic missile target from the Pacific Missile Range Facility located on Kauai, Hawaii.
 

Thales to provide CATHERINE Thermal imaging cameras for India's T-90 MBT
 
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Thales announces the award of a contract by BELTECH to provide CATHERINE thermal imaging cameras for India’s T90 battle tanks. As part of this contract, Thales is doing a transfer of production to integrate 260 compact LWIR[1] thermal imaging (TI) CATHERINE into BELTECH’s TI Sights that will be installed on the T90 battle tanks of Indian Army.
 

Russian airborne troops to be reinforced with six tank battalions of T-72B3M main battle tanks
 
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In the second half of 2016 the Russian airborne troops will begin the formation of six tank companies which by 2018 will develop in strength into tank battalions. They will be armed with modernized T-72B3M tanks, Free Press online publication expert Sergey Ishchenko said.
 

Montenegro closer to becoming a NATO member
 
Montenegro closer to becoming a NATO member Montenegro is closer to becoming a full member of NATO after the rest of the member-states’ ministers signed on 19 May the Accession Protocol. As of today, Montenegro will be able to participate in all of NATO’s meetings as an observer and once the protocol will be ratified, the country will be invited to become the 29th member of the Alliance.
 

Live fire exercice for U.S. and South Korean artillery troops near the Demilitarized Zone
 
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May 10, 2016, U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, participated in a live fire exercise with Republic of Korea Army soldiers from several battalions of the 26th Mechanized Infantry Division Artillery near the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea.
 

Brazilian Army receives new EOD robots
 
Brazilian Army receives new EOD robots The Brazilian Army received the Cobham tEODor and Telemax EOD robots and demonstrated their capabilities in an obstacle course designed by the 2nd Combat Engineering Battalion. The new EOD robots will allow Army engineers and Military Police EOD team in the area of Sao Paulo to neutralize explosives without risking human lives.
 

3M to provide body armour plates to the US DoD
 
3M to provide body armour plates to the US DoD The US Department of Defence has contracted Ceradyne, a 3M company, to supply body armour plates. The Defence Logistics Agency is the awarding body of the USD92.7 million contract. A total of 177,000 pieces will be delivered to the US Armed Forces, starting from this year.
 

Polaris Defense unveils Turbo Diesel MRZR vehicle
 
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Polaris Defense, a division of Polaris Industries Inc., announced on may 18 the addition of a high-performance MRZR turbo diesel (MRZR-D) to its MRZR off-road vehicle lineup. MRZRs have redefined ultralight, off-road mobility for military vehicles and are mission critical for expeditionary forces in the U.S. and more than 20 allied countries to meet mission demands and threats while forward deployed.
 

Meggitt Training Systems to deliver EST to the US Army
 
Meggitt Training Systems to deliver EST to the US Army The US Army has contracted Meggitt Training Systems to deliver the Engagement Skills Trainer II system to domestic and overseas facilities, from August 2016 and running throughout 2017. The USD15.6 million contract is the for the second delivery order on behalf of the US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation and Training (PEO STRI).
 

Rheinmetall to upgrade Skyguard Swiss air defence systems
 
Rheinmetall to upgrade Skyguard Swiss air defence systems 1 Rheinmetall Air Defence AG has been contracted to modernize the Swiss Armed Forces’ Oerlikon Skyguard air defence systems. The life extension programme will run through to 2019, so as to maintain the system operational until at least 2025. The value of the contract has not been disclosed but the company mentioned it is a seven-figure Euro amount.
 

US DoD acquired Battelle DroneDefender devices to counter UAVs
 
US DoD acquired Battelle DroneDefender devices to counter UAVs Battelle has sold close to 100 DroneDefender devices to the US Department of Defence to provide protection against UAVs. DroneDefender is a man-portable device that can disrupt the operation of an unmanned air vehicle and land it safely, thus protecting critical infrastructure.
 

ManTech awarded DoD contract to support Quick Reaction capabilities
 
ManTech awarded DoD contract to support Quick Reaction capabilities The US Department of Defence has awarded ManTech International Corporation a contract to sustain Quick Reaction Capabilities. The contract includes the provision of operational and user maintenance (O&uM) and software maintenance support to the Product Manager Joint Personnel Identification Quick Reaction Capabilities Sustainment.
 

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