October 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

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.
 

More 3M body armours for the US Army
 
More 3M body armours for the US Army  The US Army has ordered additional body armours from Ceradyne, a 3M company, in an effort to reduce the weight carried by soldiers without sacrificing protection. The new contract includes 28,000 pieces of body armour at a cost of USD34 million. It is implemented under the Soldier Protection Systems Vital Torso Protection programe, for lightweight enhanced small arms protective inserts.
 

Tests completed on radar absorbent coating that can be used on Armata tank platform
 
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At the Chebarkulsk proving ground the first stage of tests has ended on a principally new radar absorbent coating that can be used on the latest samples of Russian armor, including those on the Armata platform, Konstantin Lachikhin, a development company official, said.
 

US Army procures APKWS laser-guided rockets
 
US Army procures APKWS laser-guided rockets The United States Army has procured its first batch of BAE Systems’ APKWS rockets to equip its Boeing AH-64 attack helicopters. The rockets will be provided to the deployed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thus, the US Army will become the next armed service, after the US Navy and the USMC to deploy this weapon in combat operations.
 

Shells hit the Russian embassy in Damascus
 
Shells hit the Russian embassy in Damascus Two artillery shells hit the Russian embassy complex in Damascus. During that time, a pro-Russian rally was taking place. One shell hit the sports facility and the other one of the living quarters, within the complex. Six more shells hit the surrounding area, without inflicting any casualties among the civilians or the embassy personnel, albeit some of the participants at the rally were injured.
 

Harris Corp wins a $10 mn contract from Southeast Asia country for C4ISR systems
 
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Harris Corporation has received a $10 million order for wideband radio systems to support a Southeast Asia nation as part of its tactical communications modernization program. Harris will supply a range of products that will deliver command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities.
 

Nammo gets order from USMC for Shoulder launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon ammunitions
 
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The US Army Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition (SMCA) based at Picatinny Arsenal New Jersey, announced the first award on the USMC Shoulder launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Ammunition Contract worth over US$ 42.7 Mn, the Norwegian aerospace and defense group Nammo said on Oct. 12, 2015.
 

Russia already fulfilled almost 80% of the BTR-80 upgrades to the BTR-82AM
 
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Russia’s 81st Armored Repair Plant, integrated into Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation, has fulfilled almost 80% of the annual plan for upgrading the BTR-80 armored personnel carrier to the BTR-82AM standard, Uralvagonzavod’s press office said on Wednesday.
 

Russian Eastern Military District will built first radio-controlled targeting system in 2016
 
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The Eastern Military District’s first target range equipped with radio-controlled targets will be built in Khabarovsk in 2016. The equipment will improve the quality of training and slash the time for the preparation for work, Alexander Gordeyev, chief, press office, Eastern Military District, told TASS on Wednesday.
 

Raytheon achieves developement of 3rd generation Commander's Primary Sight for M2 Bradley IFV
 
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Raytheon Company's) Missile Systems business has completed the development of its 3rd Generation Commander's Primary Sight ahead of the U.S. Army's anticipated Improved FLIR lethality engineering change proposal for the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, the US defense giant announced on Tuesday Oct. 13, 2015.
 

Flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK 9M38 missile
 
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In July 2014, flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed over the Ukraine. Today, the Dutch Safety Board has issued its report on what happened. At a press conference, the chairman of the Dutch Safety Board, Tjibbe Joustra, has explained that “it was definitely a BUK 9M38 missile that hit flight MH17,” writes the BBC.
 

Plasan will deliver advanced armoured hull and protection systems for Australian Hawkei
 
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Plasan, a leader in the design, development and integration of advanced armored protection systems, for all types of wheeled and tracked vehicles, is proud to have been selected together withThales for the Land 121 Protected Mobile Vehicle – light (PMV-L) program.
 

USSOCOM orders more Carl-Gustaf ammunition
 
USSOCOM orders more Carl-Gustaf ammunition The US Special Operations Command has ordered more Carl-Gustaf ammunition from the Swedish defence company Saab. The order is under the framework contract which was signed in August 2014 for the procurement of the Carl-Gustaf M3 recoilless rifle system. Deliveries will take place in the 2015-16 period.
 

Successful fire test of Raytheon’s Pike munition
 
Successful fire test of Raytheon’s Pike munition Raytheon has successfully tested its new Pike 40 mm precision-guided munition, which can be fired from a standard tube grenade launcher. Two of these rounds were fired and the results have been positive, as they landed within the pre-defined area at a distance of more than 2,000 metres.
 

US airdropped ammo to Syrian rebels
 
US airdropped ammo to Syrian rebels The USAF has airdropped small calibre ammunition to Syrian rebels allegedly fighting against the Islamic State in the northern part of the country. According to Col. Steve Warren, spokesman of the US military command in charge of the fight against the IS in Syria and Iraq, the operation was carried out on Sunday with Boeing C-17 airplanes.
 

Rohde & Schwarz and Tata Power signed an MoU for new radios
 
Rohde Schwarz and Tata Power signed an MoU for new radios Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division signed a memorandum of understanding with Rohde & Schwarz. In an effort to develop software defined radios for the Indian government and defence sectors, under the “Make in India” initiative, the two companies will cooperate in the field of Terrestrial Radio Communications solutions.
 

Russian scientists and the Siberian State Technical University have developped new UAV for Arctic
 
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Scientists with the Siberian State Technical University (OmGTU) have developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for operations in the harsh Arctic environment, Pavel Pogarsky, chief of the Small Unmanned Aircraft Design Bureau, OmGTU, told journalists on Tuesday.
 

US started the withdrawal of Patriot missiles from Turkey
 
US starts the withdrawal of Patriot missiles from Turkey The United States has started on Friday the withdrawal of the Patriot air defence batteries in Turkey, through the port of Iskenderun. Ankara has requested its NATO allies to keep the missiles deployed in its soil, considering the Russian involvement in Syria. However, the US Government has decided not to renew its deployment in Turkey due to the maintenance and upgrade requirements for these batteries.
 

Norwegian Defence Ministry asks for a 10% defence budget increase for 2016
 
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The Norwegian Government proposed a 9.8% real terms defence budget increase for 2016, including a near doubling of funding for the F-35, a significant strengthening of the Intelligence Service and increased High North patrols, the Norwegian Defence Ministry announced on Oct. 8, 2015.
 

India wants to purchase Russian-made S-400 SA-21 Triumf air defense missile system
 
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India wants to purchase the advanced Russian-made S-400 Triumf air defense missile system under an intergovernmental contract, The Times of India reported on Sunday, October 11, 2015. "The defense acquisitions council will soon take up the proposal moved by the Indian Air Force to purchase around a dozen S-400 long-range systems from Russia," a source at the Indian Defense Ministry told the newspaper.
 

Saab won contract to upgrade Bulgarian Armed Forces' live training equipment
 
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Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC (SDAS) has signed a contract with the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to produce and field an upgrade and expansion to its previously fielded live training equipment for the Bulgarian Armed Forces (BAF).
 

Selex ES delivers three RAT 31 DL Fixed Air Defence Radar systems to Poland
 
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Last Thursday in Chrusciel, Poland, in the presence of NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) General Manager Koen Gijsbers and Polish Ministry of Defence senior officials, Finmeccanica-Selex ES has delivered three Fixed Air Defence Radar (FADR) systems to Poland. The systems will significantly boost NATO’s air defence capabilities.
 

Russian President announced the possibility to send troops for ground operations in Syria
 
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Russian President Vladimir Putin ruled out on Sunday, October 11, 2015, the possibility of sending Russian troops for ground operations in Russia's ongoing military intervention in the war-torn Syria. "This is out of the question," Putin was quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency as saying in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel.
 

China has offered its VT4 main battle tank to replace old T-55 of Peruvian army
 
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According Russian website, China has offered its main battle tank VT4 (MBT-3000) to Peru for the replacement of old Soviet-made T-55 main battle tank of Peruvian army. The proposal of China is an alternative to the Russian made main battle tank (MBT) T-90 which is the favorite in the tender of Peruvian army for acquire a new MBT.
 

Iran successfully test-fires its new Emad home-made precision-guided ballistic missile
 
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Iran successfully test-fires its new home-made precision-guided ballistic missile Emad, Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan was quoted as saying on Sunday, October 11, 2015, signaling an apparent advance in Tehran's attempts to improve the accuracy of its missile battery.
 

Large military parade in North Korea to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party
 
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Large military parade in North Korea to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party, hundreds of troops marched in elaborate formations across Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square. Foreign dignitaries, media and tourists gathered in Pyongyang for the parade, which saw fighter jets flying in a "70" formation.
 

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