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

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.
 

The new Russian Sarmat ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile will replace Voyevoda ICBM
 
The new Russian Sarmat ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile will replace Voyevoda ICBM 640 001
The Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will replace the Voyevoda ICBM in divisions in the Krasnoyarsk Territory in East Siberia and in the Orenburg Region in the South Urals, Russian Strategic Missile Force Commander Sergey Karakayev said on Friday, May 6, 2016.
 

Estonia and US sign defence procurement agreement
 
Estonia and US sign defence procurement agreement After almost five years, Estonia and the United States have finally signed a bilateral defence procurement agreement. Under the new deal, Estonian companies will have the same ease of access to defence-related procurements as the US companies.
 

Harris to provide advanced satellite communications terminals for US Army's MET program
 
Harris-to-provide-advanced-satellite-communications-terminals-for-US-Army-s-MET-program-640-001 Harris Corporation has received $41 million in orders for production, spare parts, depot, and installation of advanced satellite communications terminals under the U.S. Army's Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) program. The orders were received during the third quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2016.
 

ONEX selected as leading supplier of Security Systems by the UN
 
ONEX selected as leading supplier of Security Systems by the UN  ONEX Group has been selected as one of the leading Suppliers of Security Systems for the United Nations entities worldwide. The decision has been made after an extensive evaluation process on the company’s ability to comply with the UN standards.
 

Russia supplies 20 T-72B1 Main Battle Tank to Nicaragua
 
Russia supplies 20 T72B1 Main Battle Tank to Nicaragua 640 001 According to RBTH, Russia has started to fulfill a contract for the supply of T-72B1 tanks to the Armed Forces of Nicaragua. The first batch of 20 tanks has already been shipped. The total order of Russian military equipment by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government equals 50 units at a cost of $80 million.
 

Belarus to receive fourth S-300PS surface-to-air missile system from Russia
 
Belarus-to-receive-fourth-S-300PS-surface-to-air-missile-system-from-Russia-640-001 The Belarusian Air and Air Defense Force has received the fourth S-300PS surface-to-air missile (SAM) system battalion from Russia free of charge, the service’s commander, Maj. Gen. Oleg Dvigalev, told journalists. "In all, four SAM battalions have been supplied free of charge by the Russian Federation to Belarus, with the materiel of three of them overhauled in Russia and one in Belarus," the BelTA news agency quotes Dvigalev as saying.
 

Russia to set up three divisions in its Western and Southern Military Districts
 
Russia to set up three divisions in its Western Military  District The Russian Ministry of Defence will set up three new divisions to counter-balance NATO’s build-up at its borders, according to a statement made by Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu. Two of the divisions will be located at the Western and one at the Southern Military Districts.
 

Russia will develop new air defense system for airborne troops based on BMD-4M armoured
 
bmd-4m airborne infantry tracked armoured combat fighting vehicle Russia Russian army defence industry military technology 640 001
Russia is currently on the way to develop new air defense missile system based on BMD-4M armoured infantry fighting vehicle for Airborne Forces within the framework of the Ptitselov (Fowler) project that could use existing combat modules, as the Sosna (Pine) system.
 

Harris awarded contracts for SATCOM and MRAP radio upgrades
 
Harris awarded contracts for SATCOM and MRAP radio upgrades Harris Corporation has been contracted to provide upgrades under the Army’s MET programme and supply radio systems that will be installed in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles of the US Air Force ground protection forces.
 

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