October 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russian defense contractor Steel Research Institute upgraded the BMP-3 IFV
 
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Russian defense contractor Steel Research Institute (NII Stali, a subsidiary of Tractor Plants) has been developing mine protections for several years now. One of its latest products pertains to the upgrade the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) to Dragun standard in cooperation with other subsidiaries.
 

Russian tank makers are developing a new combat fighting module
 
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A drastically innovative, promising, commonized approach to combat systems has been offered by Russian tank makers. It boils down to morphing motor-rifle and tank units into a single fighting module, Vyacheslav Khalitov, deputy CEO for special hardware, Uralvagonzavod, told journalists on Wednesday.
 

Lithuanian Defense Ministry plans to increase defense spending to 1.48% of GDP
 
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Draft National Defence System Budget 2016-2018 has been submitted for consideration by the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania. With an aim to implement the strategic priorities of the activities of the National Defence System for the nearest future, the demand for defence appropriations for 2016 is EUR 574.0 million (USD 652 mn), or 1.48 % of GDP. The sum exceeds the adopted Defence Budget 2016 by EUR 149 million (USD 170 mn).
 

KamAZ starts manufacturing new KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon 4x4 MRAP
 
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KamAZ starts manufacturing a new mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle KAMAZ-53949, a source in the defense industry told TASS at the Interpolitex-2015 exhibition. "Series production began of the new KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon mine-resistant vehicles," he informed without disclosing the amount of production and the customers for the vehicle.
 

South Korea's government approves troops reduction bill
 
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South Korea's government Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, approved a revision bill calling for the reduction of troops to 500,000 by 2030. The RoK Defense Ministry initially proposed cutting the number of active-duty soldiers from the current 630,000 to 526,200 by 2022 as part of reform efforts.
 

UK MoD builds new military logistics centre
 
UK MoD builds new military logistics centre  The British Ministry of Defence will built a new logistics centre that will bring the quality of infrastructure to the industry’s best practices. It will be known as Defence Fulfillment Centre (DFC). The 80,000 square mile building will be used to better store medical supplies, food, clothing and other materials. The modern facility will also improve the supply chain.
 

Czech Armed Forces plan to quickly purchase new armament and military equipment
 
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The Czech military wants to quickly purchase thousands of new assault rifles, pistols and other equipment in case it is urgently deployed within NATO or to protect the border against the migrant wave, according to a document the Czech governemental Cabinet approved yesterday, Oct. 19, 2015.
 

Russian air defense units based on Alexandra Land Island now fully combat-ready 
 
Russian air defense units based on Alexandra Land Island now fully combat ready 640 001 Russian air defense units based on the Alexandra Land island of Russia’s northernmost Franz Josef archipelago are fully combat-ready, Northern Fleet Commander Admiral Vladimir Korolyov said on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. "The air defense units on combat duty in Russia’s northernmost point are fully combat-ready and able to accomplish assigned missions," the Fleet’s press office quoted the commander as saying.
 

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