October 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

British MoD acquired new field hospital
 
British MoD acquired new field hospital Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group delivered to the British Ministry of Defence a new mobile hospital system. It is a modular Role 3 hospital, including all the departments necessary for a trauma hospital’s operation. The procurement is part of the Future Force 2020 strategy.
 

Russian Ministry of Defense shows interest about the Astais Patrol-A 4x4 armoured combat vehicle
 
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Russian Ministry of Defense has shown interest in the new armored combat patrol vehicle, Patrol-A, armoured combat vehicle (ACV) with a 4x4 wheel drive, developed by the Russian company Astais, Nikolai Germichev, its Moscow representation deputy director, told TASS.
 

Latvia orders Saab RBS 70 missiles
 
Latvia orders Saab RBS 70 missiles The Latvian Ministry of Defence has placed an order for Saab RBS 70 missiles, that would be delivered in the 2015-16 period. The new batch of missiles will complement the existing one, given that Latvia has been a customer of the MANPADS since 2004.
 

South Korean's defense budget accounts for 10 percent of the total spending only for this year
 
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This year, the South Korean government's defense budget accounts for 10 percent of the total spending at $32.1 billion, but plans of expanding its defense export markets is underway as the government directs its attention to social welfare programs, reported Nikkei Asian Review Oct. 1
 

Ukraine to receive two AN/TPQ-36 radar systems from US next month
 
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday, Oct. 21 2015, that he has reached an agreement with U.S. President Barack Obama on supplying counter-battery radar systems to Ukraine next month. The systems, known as AN/TPQ-36 counter-artillery radar, will be given to front-line Ukrainian army troops to use.
 

Lockheed Martin received a $784mn contract to develop a Long Range Discrimation Radar
 
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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $784,289,883 contract with options to develop, deploy, test, and operate a Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR). The LRDR will provide persistent discrimination capability to the Ballistic Missile Defense system to support the defense of the United States, the US Department of Defense announced on Oct. 21, 2015.
 

US Army has the 19th most powerful computer in the world
 
US Army has the 19th most powerful computer in the world  The US Armey unveiled its newest supercomputer, which will ensure that the organization will maintain its technological advantage in the future. The supercomputer called Excalibur is the 19th most powerful computer in the world. It will be operated at the US Army Research Laboratory Department of the Defense Supercomputing Resource Center but the rest of the Armed Services will be using it as well.
 

Poland implements Mustang’s procurement programme
 
Poland implements Mustang’s procurement programme The Polish Ministry of Defence has initiated the tender for the procurement of new 4x4 vehicles for the Polish Army. The “Mustang” programme, as it is known, aims to replace the Honker vehicles currently in service. The vehicles will be delivered from 2016 until 2022.
 

US Army Defence researchers has designed a program to control missile system shelf life
 
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The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC, in conjunction with Program Executive Office Missiles and Space, or PEO MS, and U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, has designed a program to determine if missiles can be used past their initial shelf life.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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