May 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Fidelity Technologies Corp. Captures Additional Heavy Tactical Vehicle Add-On Armor Contract
 
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Fidelity Technologies Corp., Reading, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $21,986,841 modification to contract W56HZV-13-C-0052 for armor B-kits for 120 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck A4 and 183 M915A5 trucks. This work will be performed in Reading, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2019.
 

Raytheon kill vehicle succeeds in first intercept of intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM
 
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A Raytheon Company upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system.
 

Iveco Defence Vehicles to deliver first 400 units in Euro 6 truck order to the Swiss Armed Forces
 
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Iveco Defence Vehicles (DV), the specialty vehicles business of CNH Industrial, has signed a delivery order with the Swiss Armed Forces, represented by armasuisse (Federal Office for Defence Procurement), for 400 trucks to be supplied between 2017 and 2021. The agreement was signed at the powertrain R&D center belonging to Iveco Defence Vehicles' CNH Industrial sister brand FPT Industrial in Arbon, Switzerland on May 2, 2017
 

NATO opens the door for Ukrainian Defense industry
 
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The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) offered to include Ukraine’s defense industry enterprises to the list of defence manufacturers. Thus the State Concern “UkrOboronProm” can be approved to participate in tenders for supply of products and services for the benefit of members and partners of the Alliance, under the “Non-system brokerage services” program.
 

Raytheon offers new Active Scanned Array radar to upgrade Patriot air defense system
 
Raytheon Company's newest integrated air and missile defense radar has been busy since its debut at the 2016 Winter AUSA tradeshow. The gallium nitride-powered Active Electronically Scanned Array proposed upgrade to the Patriot Air and Missile Defense has surpassed more than 1,000 hours of operation in just over a year, which is half the time of a typical testing program.
Raytheon Company's newest integrated air and missile defense radar has been busy since its debut at the 2016 Winter AUSA tradeshow. The gallium nitride-powered Active Electronically Scanned Array proposed upgrade to the Patriot Air and Missile Defense has surpassed more than 1,000 hours of operation in just over a year, which is half the time of a typical testing program.
 

Russian Eastern Military District uses Taifun armored vehicle for the first time
 
"The Eastern Military District has held the first tactical-special exercise involving Taifun armored vehicles at a training range in the Khabarovsk Territory. An Eastern Military District special unit used advanced Taifun vehicles to reconnoitre the assigned area and detect and destroy ambushes set by a simulated enemy’s commandos," the press office said.
"The Eastern Military District has held the first tactical-special exercise involving Taifun armored vehicles at a training range in the Khabarovsk Territory. An Eastern Military District special unit used advanced Taifun vehicles to reconnoitre the assigned area and detect and destroy ambushes set by a simulated enemy’s commandos," the press office said.
 

Ukrainian-made BTR-4M 8x8 armoured entered officially in service with Indonesian Marine Corps
 
Ukrainian-made BTR-4 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicles entered officially into service with the Indonesian Marine Corps. The first vehicles were delivered by the Ukrainian Company "SpetsTechnoExport" in January this year.
Ukrainian-made BTR-4 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicles entered officially into service with the Indonesian Marine Corps. The first vehicles were delivered by the Ukrainian Company "SpetsTechnoExport" in January this year.
 

Milex 2017: Minotaur Service exhibited its VITIM armored car
 
Belarus Minotor-Service company has developed the Vitim armoured car that can be used as a chassis for various systems. Vitim was demonstrated at the MILEX 2017 exhibition held from May 20-22 in Minsk.
Belarus Minotor-Service company has developed the Vitim armoured car that can be used as a chassis for various systems. Vitim was demonstrated at the MILEX 2017 exhibition held from May 20-22 in Minsk.
 

US Army orders Orbital ATK for .50 caliber ammunition
 
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced that it has received orders totaling $76 million for .50 caliber ammunition from the U.S. Army. The orders were placed under Orbital ATK’s supply contract to produce small-caliber ammunition for the U.S. government at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (Lake City) in Independence, Missouri.
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced that it has received orders totaling $76 million for .50 caliber ammunition from the U.S. Army. The orders were placed under Orbital ATK’s supply contract to produce small-caliber ammunition for the U.S. government at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (Lake City) in Independence, Missouri.
 

Russian unmanned aerial vehicle UAV battalion to be deployed in Tajikistan
 
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) battalion will appear in the 201st Russian military base deployed in Tajikistan by the end of the year, Commander of the Central MD Colonel-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky said on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) battalion will appear in the 201st Russian military base deployed in Tajikistan by the end of the year, Commander of the Central MD Colonel-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky said on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
 

140 Repair Plant of Belarus offers upgrade solutions for T-55 main battle tank
 
Despite their age, the Cold War-era T-55 main battle tanks (MBT) remain in service with many armed forces. However, they are obsolete and require a number of upgrades in order to be effective against modern armour. Belarus` 140 Repair Plant is among the companies that offer their variant of T-55 modernization.
Despite their age, the Cold War-era T-55 main battle tanks (MBT) remain in service with many armed forces. However, they are obsolete and require a number of upgrades in order to be effective against modern armour. Belarus` 140 Repair Plant is among the companies that offer their variant of T-55 modernization.
 

Milex 2017: Adunok remote-controlled weapon stations showcased by DB Display
 
Belarusian Display Design Bureau expands the family of its Adunok remote-controlled weapon stations (RWS). The RWS models of this family were demonstrated at the MILEX 2017 International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment held in Minsk.
Belarusian Display Design Bureau expands the family of its Adunok remote-controlled weapon stations (RWS). The RWS models of this family were demonstrated at the MILEX 2017 International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment held in Minsk.
 

Milex 2017: Belarus exhibits its upgraded version of the T-72A main battle tank
 
Belarus’s 140th Repair Plant has upgraded the T-72 main battle tank to the T-72BME level, a spokesman for the plant told TASS at the MILEX 2017 international arms exhibition in Minsk.
Belarus’s 140th Repair Plant has upgraded the T-72 main battle tank to the T-72BME level, a spokesman for the plant told TASS at the MILEX 2017 international arms exhibition in Minsk.
 

Milex 2017: Belarus has exhibited the BM-21A Multiple Launch Rocket System
 
Belarus’s 2566th Radioelectronic Armament Repair Plant has developed an upgraded version of the Grad multiple launch rocket system (MLRS). The upgraded system designated as BM-21A BelGrad has been shown at the MILEX 2017 international arms exhibition being held in Minsk.
Belarus’s 2566th Radioelectronic Armament Repair Plant has developed an upgraded version of the Grad multiple launch rocket system (MLRS). The upgraded system designated as BM-21A BelGrad has been shown at the MILEX 2017 international arms exhibition being held in Minsk.
 

US Marines contracts Oshkosh $33 million for 54 P-19R aircraft rescue and Firefighting vehicles
 
Oshkosh Defense announced today that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded a delivery order valued at more than $33 million for an additional 54 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles.
Oshkosh Defense announced today that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded a delivery order valued at more than $33 million for an additional 54 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles.
 

Milex 2017: Belarusian company BSVT unveils the Bogomol self-propelled anti-tank guided missile
 
Belarus defence industry is developing the Bogomol unmanned self-propelled anti-tank guided missile (SPATGM) ground system. Its demonstrator was unveiled at the MILEX 2017 exhibition in Minsk.
Belarus defence industry is developing the Bogomol unmanned self-propelled anti-tank guided missile (SPATGM) ground system. Its demonstrator was unveiled at the MILEX 2017 exhibition in Minsk.
 

Denmark received its first Piranha 8x8 from GDELS
 
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The PIRANHA 5, the latest member of the PIRANHA family of 8x8 wheeled vehicles of General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), which has been selected by the Danish Army, enters the next stage in the procurement program. 16 months after the contract signature, the first vehicles in serial configuration have been handed over to the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO).
 

Lockheed Martin's modernized TACMS missile successfully completes sixth consecutive flight test
 
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Lockheed Martin's modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile successfully completed a long-range mission in its sixth consecutive successful flight at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
 

IMI introduces C-Lynx lightweight multiple rocket launcher system
 
IMI Systems recently presented for the first time an innovative new rocket system for Special Forces, based on the first of its kind ACCULAR precision rocket and designed to assist forces in urban warfare and neutralize targets in ranges up to 35 km.
 

Commonwealth of Independent States eyes creation of joint aerospace defense system
 
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is planning to create a joint aerospace defense system for the destruction of space attack weapons, a local newspaper reported Monday. The creation of the joint aerospace defense system of the CIS integrates the joint regional air defense systems of the CIS, which is capable of fulfilling aerospace defense tasks, said Col. General Viktor Bondarev, the commander-in-chief of the Air and Space Forces of Russia.
 

North Korea to deploy newly tested Pukguksong-2 intermediate-range ballistic missile
 
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has approved the deployment of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile for combat use as the country succeeded in test-firing it, Pyongyang's state media said Monday. North Korea's leader observed the launch of the ground-to-ground Pukguksong-2 missile, expressing satisfaction with its accuracy in hitting targets, according to the Korean Central News Agency.
 

United States and Saudi Arabia sign massive defense deal worth $110 bn
 
The United States and Saudi Arabia signed on Saturday, May 20, a massive defense deal worth 110 billions of U.S. dollars as part of the U.S. President Donald Trump's visit in the Kingdom. “This package of defense equipment and services supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of malign Iranian influence and Iranian related threats,” the White House said in an official press release.
 

Centigon France has delivered Fortress Intervention 4x4 vehicle to GIGN of French Gendarmerie
 
Centigon France, a sister company of Centigon Security Group, a world leading provider of civil and military armoured vehicles today announced the official handing over of the keys of a series of armoured vehicles, Fortress Intervention, to the national gendarmerie during a ceremony held at the Pasquier barracks in Satory in the presence of several personalities among which colonel Laurent Phélip heading the elite intervention group.
Centigon France, a sister company of Centigon Security Group, a world leading provider of civil and military armoured vehicles today announced the official handing over of the keys of a series of armoured vehicles, Fortress Intervention, to the national gendarmerie during a ceremony held at the Pasquier barracks in Satory in the presence of several personalities among which colonel Laurent Phélip heading the elite intervention group.
 

Saudi Arabia launches national military industries company
 
Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) will manufacture products and provide services across four business units: Air Systems, which includes maintenance and repair of fixed-wing aircraft as well as manufacturing and repair of unmanned air vehicles; Land Systems, which includes manufacturing and repair of military vehicles; Weapons & Missiles; and Defense Electronics, which includes radars and sensors as well as communication systems and electronic warfare.
 

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