October 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Orbital ATK won a $203 mn contract from the US Army for small caliber ammunition
 
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Orbital ATK announced today that it has received orders totaling $203 million to produce small caliber ammunition for the U.S. Army. Orders for .30 caliber, .50 caliber, 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammunition were placed over the past few months under Orbital ATK’s seven-year supply contract to produce a variety of small caliber ammunition for the U.S. government at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (Lake City) in Independence, Missouri.
 

Gulf countries interested in Israeli air defence systems
 
Gulf countries interested in Israeli air defence systems  A number of Gulf Cooperation Council member-states are interested in Israeli-made air defence systems in an effort to counter the Iranian missile threat. According to a report from the Sky News network, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, are considering procuring systems such as the David’s Sling and the Arrow.
 

UH-60M helicopters for Saudi Arabia
 
UH-60M helicopters for Saudi Arabia The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested from the United States the sale of Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters as part of a foreign military sale. The sale of an estimated cost of USD495 million has recently been approved by the State Department and Congress’ approval is pending.
 

Russian robotic system Nerektha will be ready soon for trials
 
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In 2016, the Russian robotic system /RS/ Nerekhta will be ready for trials, a defense industry source said. "The example displayed at the Innovations Day was virtually ready for trials, but it’s far more important to find an application for this robot at one or other agency, which is not a fast process. As for the date of trials, in 2016 the robot will be prepared for them," the source said.
 

Patriot’s AESA radar soon to be ready for production
 
Patriot’s AESA radar soon to be ready for production The Patriot air defence system will soon be ready to be equipped with an AESA radar. Raytheon has recently completed a series of engineering milestones of the internally funded Gallium Nitride (GaN) based AESA technology. Its engineers are currently constructing a full-size main panel radar array and will have a full-scale demonstrator at the beginning of 2016.
 

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