October 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Bahrain rejects report on buying Israeli air-defence system
 
Bahrain rejects report on buying Israeli air-defence system Bahrain’s Minister of Information Affairs and Minister of Representatives’ and Shura Council Affairs, Mr. Isa Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, has rejected the recent reports according to which the country would be one of the buyers of the Israeli-made Iron Dome air and missile defence system.
 

Egypt to restart M1 Abrams production
 
Egypt to restart M1 Abrams production Egypt and the United States have reached an agreement to resume the production of GDLS M1 Abrams tanks. According to the Egyptian, Aswat Masriya newspaper, the agreement was signed between Mohammed Al Assar, Minister of State for Military Production, Robert Stephen Beecroft, the US ambassador in Cairo, and Donald Schenk, VP of General Dynamics.
 

Nirbhay cruise missile failed its latest test
 
Nirbhay cruise missile failed its latest test The Nirbhay cruise missile has failed to another fire-test, which took place on Friday 16 October. The indigenous Indian missile was put to a test at the Integrated Test Range at the Balasore district. After having covered almost half of the distance, it dove towards the ground after having failed to take a pre-planned turn. For that reason DRDO’s engineers terminated its flight in order to ensure coastal safety, by activating its self-destruction mode, according to the Organization’s official statement.
 

Kosovo hacker arrested after stealing US files and handing them over to IS
 
Kosovo hacker arrested after stealing US files and handing them to IS  A Kosovar hacker war arrested in Malaysia for allegedly hacking a US company’s database that contained personal files of US military personnel, which later handed over to the Islamic State. The Malaysian Police arrested him on 15 September and will be extradited him to the US where he will face charges and a possible sentence of 35 years in jail. FBI is involved in the investigation, in order to present further details at the trial.
 

Russia will supply Belarus with 32 BTR-82A armoured vehicle personnel carrier
 
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Russia will supply the Republic of Belarus with 32 BTR-82A armored personnel carriers (APC), a defense industry source told journalists on Monday, October 19, 2015. On 9 September 2015 Belarus signed with a Russian manufacturer a contract about purchasing BTR-82A,armoured personnel carriers for the Belarusian army. Minsk will get them in 2016.
 

Indian Defense Ministry changes his policy about military procurement contracts
 
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Continuing with its incremental changes in policy to ease business in the defence sector, the government is set to restore 'services' as eligible offsets in military procurement contracts. However, IT companies may have little to cheer as software development and quality assurance are likely to be dropped from the list.

 

Iran to launch home-made missile defense system Bavar 373 by 2017
 
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Commander of Iran's Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced that the country will launch the home-made version of the sophisticated Russian S-300 missile defense system, dubbed as Bavar (Belief) 373, by March 2017, local media announced on Oct. 18.
 

Bittium continues the development of its tactical communications system with Finnish army
 
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Bittium (former Elektrobit) continues the development of the Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) system in cooperation with the Finnish Defence Forces. Bittium has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for further development of the waveform of the software-defined radio based Bittium TAC WIN system.
 

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