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

DCS Corporation received three U.S. Army Task Orders to support sensors and night vision work
 
DCS Corporation received Three U.S. Army Task Orders to support sensors and night vision work
Under their joint venture (DMJV), DCS and Millennium Corporation, announced it received three competitively awarded task orders to support U.S. Army sensors and night vision work. Work on the task orders will be performed under the Warrior Enabling Broad Sensors (WEBS) contract and is valued at approximately $21 million.
 

Endeavor Robotics completes move to new advanced robot development center
 
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Endeavor Robotics (FKA iRobot Defense & Security), the leader in ground robotics for defense, first responders, and the nuclear industry, has completed relocation to a much larger facility at 19 Alpha Road, Suite 101, Chelmsford, MA. The newly configured, state-of-the-art 35,000 sq. ft. facility has been outfitted for advanced robot design, development, manufacture, and for sustained company growth.
 

Comtech Telecommunications to Supply U.S. Army with Hardware worth $8.8 Million
 
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Comtech Telecommunications announced that during its first quarter of fiscal 2017, Comtech's Command & Control Technologies Group, which is part of its Government Solutions segment, received an additional funded order of $8.8 million for its Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite systems.
 

Elbit Systems from Israel unveils new ReDrone system to protect closed air spaces
 
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Elbit Systems will reveal at the Israel HLS & Cyber Conference, taking place this week in Tel Aviv, Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT Elisra’s ReDrone system, a unique solution for protection of closed air spaces, national infrastructures and other critical areas against hostile drones penetrating the protected perimeter.
 

L-3 Communications has been awarded a $208 million contract to modernize Australian Army
 
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L-3 Communications announced on Monday 14, November that it has been awarded a contract totaling $208 million by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), under the LAND 53 Phase 1BR program, to deliver soldier modernization technology, including specialized night vision equipment, to the Australian Army. The five-year contract was awarded through a competitive bid process that included extensive ADF field testing. Deliveries are expected to occur between May 2017 and May 2021.
 

Large military live fire exercise STORMING BEAR for Canadian army
 
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The Road to High Readiness (RTHR) is being paved in Petawawa this month with live fire combined arms training. Exercise STORMING BEAR, which began on 24 October and will run until 21 November, will see Task Force Tomahawk units completing complex, combined arms and multi-element live fire ranges in the Petawawa training area as they achieve level 4 Company and level 5 Battlegroup standards. (Source Canadian army - By Lieutenant Dan Mazurek, Task Force Tomahawk Public Affairs Officer)
 

MBDA Deutschland successfully conducted tests of a new high-energy laser effector
 
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From 4th to 14th October, MBDA Deutschland successfully conducted tests of a new high-energy laser effector at a military training facility on Germany’s North Sea coast, marking the next step in the progression from technology to product. In this series of trials, the system was tested under real environmental conditions for the first time.
 

Iran & Russia discuss a $10 billion arms deal
 
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Iran and Russia began negotiating on the supply of $10 billion worth of weapons and hardware to Tehran following the successful delivery of Russia’s S-300 air defense missile systems to the country in October, the Russian media reported on Monday.
 

Israel would have sold Iron Dome air defense missile system to Azerbaijan
 
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Israel would have sold Iron Dome air defense missile system to Azerbaijan according a country media. A battery of Iron Dome is ready to be handed over to the Azerbaijan military. In October 2016, it was announced that Israel will deliver six batteries of Iron Dome to Azerbaijan.
 

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.
 

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