October 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russian armed forces have launched several cruise missiles and ICBM during military exercises
 
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A Topol (NATO reporting name: SS-27 Sickle) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) as well as several cruise missiles organic to the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack) strategic bomber and Iskander (SS-26 Stone) tactical missile system were launched throughout Russia as part of a scheduled combat readiness check, the press office of the Russian Defense Ministry told journalists on Friday, October 30, 2015.
 

United States has authorized first deployment of 50 U.S. Special Forces in Syria
 
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President Barack Obama has authorized the first deployment of U.S. special forces to Syria, officials said Friday, October 31, 2015. U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.
 

The budget spent by Russia on nuclear weapons will grow by almost $62 million in 2016
 
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Russia’s federal budget spending on nuclear weapons will grow by almost 4 billion rubles ($62 million) in 2016 as part of national defense expenditures, according to a document published in the electronic database of the Russian parliament on Friday, October 31, 2015.
 

US to deploy Special Forces inside Syria
 
US to deploy Special Forces inside Syria  The US Government has taken an important decision in its policy regarding Syria and the Islamic State. The Obama Administration has authorized today the deployment of Special Forces troops inside Syria’s territory.
 

Israeli Army has developed a new armoured personnel carrier based on Merkava Mk 2 MBT
 
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According the Ynetnews website, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is developing a new family of armored personnel carriers based (APC) on older Merkava Mk 2 main battle tanks’ hulls to reduce cost. The Merkava Mk2 is out of service in the Israeli Army and replaced by Merkava Mk3 and Mk4.
 

India MoD cleared purchase of 363 new BMP-2 IFVs and two Pinaka MLRS regiments
 
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The Indian defence ministry on Thursday, Oct. 29, cleared new military modernisation proposals worth over $1.8 bn (Rs 12,000 crore), ranging from the acquisition of two additional regiments of the indigenous Pinaka multiple-launch rocket systems to the production of 363 BMP-II infantry combat vehicles by the Ordnance Factory Board.
 

Iraq plans to spend up to 20% of its 2016 national budget on defense
 
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Hoshiyar Zebari, Iraq's minister of finance, told Reuters on Wednesday that an estimated 20 percent of the 2016 national budget will be spent on defense, including paying and arming the Shiite militias known as Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces).
 

Raytheon introduces its new TOW EagleFire launcher
 
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Raytheon Company has introduced its TOW EagleFire launcher, an evolutionary development designed to bridge the capabilities of existing launchers and eliminate obsolescence issues. Designed to fire both the wire-guided and wireless radio frequency missiles, TOW EagleFire provides increased capabilities over the TOW 2 launcher at a lower cost.
 

MBDA presented its RADIUS scalable effects technology to the British MoD
 
MBDA presented its RADIUS scalable effects technology to the British MoD MBDA in cooperation with BAE Systems presented the RADIUS (Range Adaptable Device Incorporating Unique Scaling) technology. The technology allows Armed Forces to select the desired military effect up until the last moment before firing, offering scalability depending on the mission requirements, thus a wide range of advantages for the users.
 

Japan achieves deployment of its 24 Patriot air defense missile batteries
 
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Japan has completed the deployment of 24 Patriot missiles at 15 bases around the nation to guard against possible ballistic missile launches by North Korea. Japan's Ministry of Defense said Wednesday that it deployed two Patriot missiles at its Air Self-Defense Force base in Chitose, Hokkaido, completing the nation’s Patriot missile installation project, which it undertook in 2004.
 

Australian and New Zealand forces about to train another 2000 Iraqi soldiers
 
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With over 2100 Iraqi Army soldiers and officers trained by Australian and New Zealand forces in Iraq the combined Task Group prepares to train another 2000 soldiers. The 1st Battalion, 71st Iraqi Army Brigade, who completed approximately two weeks of training in June, returned with the remainder of the 71st Iraqi Army Brigade in late September to commence training.
 

Russia successfully test-launched a RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile
 
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A Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-27 Mod. 2) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was launched from Russia's Plesetsk cosmodrome to test the reliability of a batch of missiles in the type, Russian Strategic Missile Force spokesman Col. Igor Yegorov told journalists on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.
 

India about to clear purchase of 150 new BMP2/2K armoured fighting vehicles from Russia
 
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The Indian government is set to clear two major military purchases from Russia days before Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's visit to Moscow, including the acquisition of 150 new armoured fighting vehicles. Parrikar, who is set to leave for Russia on Friday, is likely to discuss the possible acquisition of 150 BMP 2/2K armoured fighting vehicles for the Indian Army, announced local medias.
 

UK to maintain 450 troops in Afghanistan throughout 2016
 
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The British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon informed country's parliament yesterday, Oct. 27, that the UK will uphold its current military commitment of around 450 British troops in Afghanistan throughout 2016, which also emphasises UK support for the NATO’s Resolute Support Mission.
 

Russia will supply six battalions of Russian-made S-400 air defense missile systems to China
 
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Rosoboronexport, the Russian state agency for export of armament will supply S-400 air defense missile systems to China without delays, Anatoly Isaikin, Rosoboronexport Director General, confidently stated today, October 27, 2015. According to the Time of India, China has ordered no fewer than six battalions of S-400 with a total value US$ 3 billion. The first S-400 systems for China are scheduled for delivery in 2017.
 

GDLS UK completes LAV Demonstrator’s and Ocelot’s 650-mile Tactical Road Move
 
GDLS UK completes LAV Demonstrator’s and Ocelot’s 650-mile Tactical Road Move 2 General Dynamics Land Systems UK completed the 650-mile Tactical Road Move, in under 24 hours, on the 23 October. The vehicles covered the distance between Plymouth and Inverness, making the necessary stops throughout the trip. The aim was to prove the vehicle’s capability in meeting modern warfare grueling demands.
 

KMW rolls-out the Stryker Launched Assault Bridge
 
KMW rolls-out the Stryker Launched Assault Bridge Krauss-Maffei Wegmann introduced into the market the new assault bridge integrated on a Stryker vehicle. The first presentation of the system in a scale model was at the AUSA exhibition, according to Defensetech.org.
 

China is able to export HJ-8 anti-tank missile to 20 countries thanks to collaboration with Pakistan
 
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Chinese Defense Industry Company NORINCO (China North Industries Corporation ) is able to export Chinese-made HJ-8 anti-tank guided missiles to 20 countries thanks to a collaboration with Pakistan. Pakistan produces a local version of the HJ-8 under the name of Baktar Shikan.
 

Smiths Detection to supply chemical agent detectors for UK's Ajax programme
 
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Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract worth almost £6 million ($9.2 mn) from General Dynamics UK to supply chemical agent detectors for the AJAX Programme. Production of up to 589 vehicles is planned under the UK MOD programme, with deliveries scheduled to start in 2017.
 

South Korea plans to conscript 20,000 more soldiers by 2018
 
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South Korea's government and the ruling party agreed Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, to conscript an additional 20,000 soldiers over the next two years, as part of efforts to steadily maintain its standing forces. The Korean government will spend an extra budget of 60 billion won (US$53 million) to recruit an additional 10,000 officers in 2016 and another 10,000 in 2017.
 

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