Joint military exercise Active Shield for U.S. Marines and Japanese soldiers in Japan
 
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U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) personnel conducted exercise Active Shield at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 8-11, 2016. Active Shield is an annual exercise incorporating the air station’s defense posture to test the abilities of U.S. and Japanese forces to work alongside each other to protect and defend MCAS Iwakuni and other U.S. assets in the region.
 

Russian airborne troops use modern military equipment during Slavic Brotherhood 2016 in Serbia
 
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The military equipment and armoured being used by Russian Airborne Force units during the Slavic Brotherhood 2016 exercise is fully suitable for accomplishing tasks assigned to Serbian special operation forces, Special Brigade Commander Brigadier General Zoran Velickovic said.
 

Contract Polaris Defense from U.S. Marine Corps to deliver 144 four-seats MRZR all-terain vehicles
 
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Polaris Defense, a division of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), has received an order from the United States Marine Corps to deliver 144 four-seat diesel MRZR™ vehicles as part of the utility task vehicle (UTV) program, which will provide MRZR-D4s to each of the Marine Corps’ active-component infantry regiments. The contract also includes spare parts blocks in support of the vehicles.
 

U.S. Army 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division has begun movement to Europe
 
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The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, has begun its movement to Europe, loading the first trains this week that will send a heavy brigade’s worth of tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and other equipment overseas in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
 

Lockheed Martin TACMS missile completed successful first flight test from HIMARS rocket launcher
 
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Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) first modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile completed a successful first flight test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The missile was launched from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher at a target area more than 130 kilometers away, precisely hitting the target with a proximity sensor-enabled detonation. All test objectives were achieved.
 

Czech army needs to replace Soviet-made SA-6 Gainful 2K12 with new air defense missile system
 
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Czech Republic has launched a new program to purchase new medium-range air defense missile systems to replace old Soviet-made 2K12 Kub (SA-6 Gainful). According DefenseNews website five international companies including Lockheed Martin, MBDA, Kongsberg, Rafael and Diehl have submitted offers to supply medium-range air defense systems to the Czech Ministry of Defense.
 

Russia’s Strategic Missile Force will fully switch to digital data transmission technologies by 2020
 
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Russia’s Strategic Missile Force will fully switch to digital data transmission technologies by 2020 to make command and control more effective and improve decision-making quality, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.
 

Russian troops have used an upgraded version of Tachyon UAV during military exercise in Serbia
 
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The Russian, Belarusian and Serbian airborne units participating in Exercise Slavic Brotherhood 2016 in Serbia have used an upgraded Russian-made Tachyon unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to coordinate their efforts during airdrops, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office told journalists.
 

U.S. paratroopers and Estonian soldiers conducted joint urban operations in Estonia
 
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U.S. paratroopers assigned to 3rd Platoon, Battle Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducted joint urban operation training with two Estonian military companies and the Estonian border police Thursday in Hellenurme, Estonia.
 

U.S. Army is testing new Oshkosh JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle at Aberdeen Proving Ground
 
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U.S. army is testing the new Oshkosh JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) at Aberdeen Proving Ground that will replace the Humvee which is in service since many years in the American armed forces. The Humvee is the standard light tactical vehicle of U.S. Army but it proved vulnerable during Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts to roadside bombs.
 

Russia to sign more than 20 contracts in 2016 for the delivery of military equipment to Belarus
 
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More than 20 contracts for the delivery and upgrade of military hardware have been signed between Russia and Belarus in 2016 and several dozen agreements are currently being discussed, Belarusian Defense Minister Lieutenant-General Andrei Ravkov said.
 

One more regiment of S-400 air defense missile system to cover the airspace of Moscow
 
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The Russian Aerospace Force (RusAF) has taken delivery of a regiment-size set of S-400 Triumph (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense (AD) missile systems for covering Moscow and the Central Industrial Area, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office says in a news release.
 

India Ministry of Defense plans to purchase 467 Russian T-90MS main battle tanks
 
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India`s Ministry of Defense (MoD) is planning to purchase 464 Russian-originated T-90MS main battle tanks (MBT) developed by the Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) scientific-production corporation, according to the Mail Online India newspaper (a subsidiary of the British Daily Mail).
 

Comtech Telecommunications receives $2.2 Mn contract to provide Troposcatter Systems to Sweden
 
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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that during its first quarter of fiscal 2017, its Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc., which is part of Comtech's Government Solutions segment, received a $2.2 million contract from the Swedish Defense Material Administration (FMV) to supply it with deployable troposcatter systems for the Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF).
 

Ceradyne wins contracts for two U.S. Army Soldier Protection Programs
 
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The U.S. Army has selected Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company, as the awardee for two low-rate initial production (LRIP) contracts for next-generation helmet systems and hard body armor inserts as part of the Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) and Vital Torso Protection (VTP) – Enhanced Small Arms Protective Inserts (ESAPI) components of the Soldier Protection System (SPS).
 

Russia’s Strategic Missile Force receives over 5,000 Ratnik combat outfits in 2016 (video)
 
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More than 5,000 Ratnik combat outfits have arrived for Russia’s Strategic Missile Force in 2016, Head of the Team of the Strategic Missile Force’s Combat Training Department Colonel Yevgeny Shchelkanov said in an interview with Echo Moskvy radio station.
 

CACI International awarded by JIDO a $1.7 billion contract for counter-IED work
 
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CACI International a US-based company has been awarded a $1.7 billion contract to provide the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) with deployable analytical operations, intelligence, and training services to support JIDO’s Focused Support/Decisive Effort (FS/DE) mission anywhere in the world.
 

Russia: New CBRN reconnaissance vehicles to be fielded with Western Military District
 
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A chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense large unit stationed in the Western Military District will have received over 20 sophisticated RKhM-6 CBRN reconnaissance vehicles before year-end, the district’s spokesman, Colonel Igor Muginov, has told journalists.
 

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