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


The Berlin Police have ordered a specially protected Survivor R vehicle from Rheinmetall. Tailored to meet the requirements of the Operations Directorate, this versatile vehicle is earmarked for delivery in July 2018. The order is worth a six-figure euro amount. After Saxony, Berlin is the second German region to equip its police force with the Survivor R.

Since the Swedish parliament settled the defence framework decision 2015, the Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF) and FMV have evaluated different systems to enhance the Swedish air-defence capability with a medium range surface-to-air system. The Swedish government has given go-ahead to FMV to commence negotiations regarding procurement of the US Patriot system.

Bittium is part of Operational Capability 1 (OC1) phase that continues the ESSOR (European Secure Software defined Radio) programme. During the OC1 phase, the operational capabilities of ESSOR High Data Rate Waveform (HDR WF), meant for joint operations between defense forces of different countries, will be enhanced. The contract for the OC1 phase between the industrial consortium a4ESSOR (Alliance for ESSOR), including companies developing the European European Software Defined Radio technology, and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’ARmement), representing the ESSOR participant countries, was announced earlier today.

MBDA and Safran Electronics & Defense are proud to announce their global strategic partnership which will play a key role in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s Defence Industry Policy Statement to support the development of Australian sovereign industrial and strategic capability.

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) achieved yet another feat today with the successful test flight of ‘NIRBHAY’ - India’s first indigenously designed and developed Long Range Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile which can be deployed from multiple platforms. It was successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha.

The US General Services Administration (GSA), on behalf of the U.S. Army Software Engineering Directorate (SED), awarded Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) the Battlefield Systems task order worth approximately $980 million, the US-based defense contractor announced on Nov. 6, 2017.

The German Bundeswehr has awarded Rheinmetall a contract to supply it with new practice ammunition for main battle tanks. This is the German Army’s first-ever order of the new full-calibre 120mm practice ammunition, which it refers to as the DM98, the German company announced on Nov. 3, 2017.

The Turkish Company Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) and other defense industry companies Kalekalıp and Sarsılmaz have received orders for mass production of the Turkish-made MPT-76 7.62mm caliber assault rifle, Turkish defense industry sources told state-run Anadolu Turkish press Agency.

The United States has pledged up to $60 million to support the G5 Sahel Joint Force’s counterterrorism efforts. This money will bolster our regional partners in their fight to ensure security and stability in the face of ISIS and affiliated groups and other terrorist networks. This is a fight we must win, and these funds will play a key role in achieving that mission.

South Korean military on Thursday, November 2, 2017, conducted its first live-fire exercise with its local-made anti-aircraft missiles, local media reported. Two medium- range surface-to-air missiles (KM-SAM), called Heaven Arrow, or Cheongung in Korean, were fired to accurately strike a target at a distance of 40 km. It flew at a speed of Mach 4.5.

South Korea has developed a new thermal imagery sight for ist 20-mm anti-aircraft Vulcan cannon, the South Korean state arms agency said Wednesday, November 1, 21017. The new device will be delivered to the South Korean Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, starting in 2019, to replace the existing AN/TVS-5 night vision sight, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

The Swedish Defense and Material Administration has awarded BAE Systems a contract to deliver 254 additional rounds of Bofors 155mm BONUS ammunition to the Swedish Army. Under this contract, the Swedish Army will strengthen its operational capability with the latest version of BONUS, which is developed and produced in cooperation by BAE Systems in Sweden and Nexter in France.

Turkmenistan Armed Forces and Special Forces use different types of wheeled combat vehicles designed and manufactured by the UAE-based Company NIMR. The NIMR Ajban LRSOV (Long Range Special Operations Vehicle) and Ajban 440A 4x4 protected vehicle was showed for the first time to the public during the Turkmenistan's Independence Day parade on October 27, 2017.

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