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

Aegis Ashore in Romania is now active
 
Aegis Ashore in Romania is now active.png The Aegis Ashore at Deveslu Air Force Base in Romania is now active after the United States Navy certified the operational status of the system. This milestone completes Phase II of the European Phased Adaptive Approach project, which will provide ballistic missile protection to Europe and the US forces deployed there.
 

Putin: Operational lessons learned in Syria to be adopted
 
Putin Operational lessons learned in Syria to be adopted Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Tuesday with military commanders and high-ranking officials from the defence industry. Among the issues they discussed were the lessons learned from the operations in Syria, the effectiveness of the weapon systems, the problems that troops were faced with and how they would be resolved.
 

Airborne Systems presents the MicroFly II Guided Aerial Delivery System
 
Airborne Systems presents the MicroFly II Guided Aerial Delivery System Airborne Systems North America presented the MicroFly II, the latest addition in its Guided Precision Aerial Delivery Systems (GPADS) products. Such systems can deliver food, equipment, survival kits and everything else that is needed by troops in combat zones or in cases of humanitarian crises.
 

US and Senegal sign a defence cooperation agreement
 
US and Senegal sign a defence cooperation agreement The United States and Senegal signed a defence cooperation agreement on May 2, to facilitate the deployment of US troops in cases of security or humanitarian crises. The latest agreement is an update to a similar one signed in 2001. It offers to the US forces access and implementation of improvement works to Senegalese infrastructure.
 

South Korea to deploy 100 more K2 tanks against North Korea
 
South Korea to deploy 100 more K2 tanks against North Korea 640 001 According to the Korea Herald, South Korea's military is pushing to field some 100 additional units of the locally built K2 Black Panther tanks to strengthen frontline defense against North Korea, a military official said Thursday, May 12.
 

Pinotti: Iraq will be Italy’s most significant commitment
 
Pinotti Iraq will be Italy’s most significant commitment “Iraq will be Italy’s most significant commitment at a global level” according to the Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti who paid an official visit to Iraq. The minister visited Baghdad, Erbil, the Mosul dam area and the Italian force deployed there. She reminded that Italy is the second largest contributing nation with 800 troops stationed in Baghdad and Erbil  training local forces in the war against the Islamic State.
 

Denmark to strengthen its contribution to Afghanistan
 
Denmark to strengthen its contribution to Afghanistan Denmark will increase its contribution to the NATO forces in Afghanistan as well as its financial support to the country. The Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen made the announcement noting that “it is necessary for Denmark, together with the international community, continues to support Afghanistan so that the country can get back to its feet and combat terrorists.”
 

Russia delivers S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia base
 
Russia delivers S-300 air defense missile systems to Irans Khatam ol-Anbia base 640 001 Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced that the Russian S-300 (NATO reporting name: SA-10 Grumble) missile defense system delivered to Iran has been brought to Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, adding that the Iranian version of the defense shield called 'Bavar (Belief) 373' will be produced soon.
 

Indian Army pursuing procurement of foreign-made Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile
 
Indian Army pursuing procurement of foreign made QRSAM 640 001 According to India Times, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the Army is pursuing procurement of foreign-made Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile, a move which comes amid reports that the force is not satisfied with the indigenously developed Akash surface to air missiles.
 

US Army contracted CACI to continue development of EW technologies
 
US Army contracted CACI to continue development of EW technologies  The US Army has awarded CACI a multi-million, multi-year contract to continue the support its Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD). Under the agreement, the company will continue its Development, Engineering and Protection Services (DEPS) for the directorate.
 

Germany to increase Bundeswehr's size by 2023
 
Germany to increase the Bundeswehr size by 2023 Germany will increase Bundeswehr's size by 2023 according to a statement made by Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen. For the first time after the end of the Cold War the country will increase its troop numbers due to the growing global risks, which include the Russian power projection, extended German participation in international missions, terrorism and illegal immigration, among others.
 

Patria acquired a stake in Silverskin a company specialised in cyber security
 
Patria acquired a stake in Silverskin a company specialised in cyber security 640 001 Defence company Patria Oyj has acquired a minority stake (25%) in Silverskin Information Security Oy which is specialized in cyber security. Patria expands its business in cyber security and this deal opens up new business opportunities especially in the international market but also in Finland.
 

Jordan to acquire Raytheon's TOW missiles
 
Jordan to acquire Raytheons TOW missiles 640 001 Jordan's Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense to acquire tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided, or TOW, missiles made by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). Raytheon will begin deliveries this year.
 

The 100 first British Ajax armoured fighting vehicle will be built in Spain and enter in service in 2017
 
The 100 first British Ajax will be built in Spain and enter in service in 2017 640 001 According to RT, the first 100 next-generation Ajax battle tanks earmarked for use by the British Army will be built in Spain with Swedish steel. It was reported on Monday May 8, that the first 100 Ajax vehicles will be produced in Spain to ensure that they are in service by 2017.
 

Poland to procure SP mortars and artillery C2 vehicles
 
Poland to procure SP mortars and artillery C2 vehicles 2 The Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo signed the contract for the procurement of self-propelled mortars and command and control vehicles for the Army. The ceremony took place on 28 April 2016 at the Huta Stalowa Wola SA (HSW) factory, according to the company’s announcement.
 

Pentagon admits sending troops to Yemen to fight Al Qaida
 
Pentagon admits sending troops to Yemen to fight Al Qaida The Pentagon has confirmed the deployment of US troops in Yemen, for the first time since last year. The department’s spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, confirmed the decision along with the fact that US also stepped up its airstrikes against Al Qaida in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP).
 

Marines Crisis Response Group in Spain to lose half of the MV-22s
 
Marines Crisis Response Group in Spain lose half of the MV-22s The Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force in Spain will lose half of its Bell MV-22B air assets. The force was set up to respond in crisis situations in Africa, in the aftermath of the US Consulate in Benghazi incident. According to Marine Corps Times, the response group will have six of the 12 tiltrotor platforms sent back to the US.
 

Nordic countries sign joint procurement agreement
 
Nordic countries sign joint procurement agreement Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway signed a joint procurement agreement during the Nordic Defence Industry Seminar taking place in Helsinki from 9 to 11 May 2016. The new accord is an additional step to the agreement on Cooperation in the Defence Materiel Area, signed by the same countries in 10 March 2015.
 

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