October 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Unmanned helicopter Camcopter S-100 used to rescue & save life of refugees in the Mediterranean
 
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In five months of operation, the NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) saved over 8.800 lives in the Mediterranean. By spotting and monitoring distressed vessels, Schiebel’s Unmanned Air System CAMCOPTER® S-100 assisted in the rescue and contributed significantly to the success of the mission.
 

US government allocated funds for the Stryker 30mm gun upgrade
 
US government allocated funds for the Stryker 30mm gun upgrade 

The House of Representatives and the US Senate Armed Services Committee agreed on a USD411 million fund for the upgrade of the Stryker combat vehicles with a 30mm gun, according to BreakingDefense.com. The formation that will have its vehicles upgraded is the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, currently deployed in Europe (Germany) in the aftermath of the crisis in Ukraine.

 

US Army system to reduce manpower for perimetre security
 
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The US Army has come to address the pressing need for soldiers who will execute combat missions instead of carrying other secondary combat tasks, such as guarding a camp’s perimetre. At the ongoing NIE 16.1 exercise the Army is using the Tower Hawk System.

 

Spanish MoD selects Piranha 5 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier
 
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The Spanish Ministry of Defence has selected the GDSBS Piranha 5 8x8 vehicle for the Vehículo de Combate sobre Ruedas (VCR) or Wheeled Fighting Vehicle programme. General Dynamics Santa Barbara Systems, SAPA and Indra were asked to submit their offer for an 8x8 vehicle. Their project will be financed by the MoD with EUR89.29 million in the 2015-2017 periods.

 

US to send $20 million of sophisticated radar AN/TPQ-36 to Ukraine
 
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U.S. President Barack Obama authorized a deal to send $20 million of sophisticated radar equipment to Ukraine, Business Insider reported Wednesday. The Pentagon had been discussing the radar for months, but it wasn't until a high-profile meeting between Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin that Obama decided to finalize the deal.
 

Lockheed Martin receives order from US Army for seven AN/TPQ-53 counter-battery radar systems
 
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Lockheed Martin was awarded an $84,999,000 contract for purchase of seven AN/TPQ-53 IP radar systems. Work will be performed in Liverpool, New York, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2017. Fiscal 2014 other funds in the amount of $ 84,999,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
 

IMI wins a $22 mn contract to supply Spain with 5.56 mm Razor Core rifle cartridges
 
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Israel Military Industries (IMI) has won a 22.5 million euro contract to supply the Spanish armed forces with 5.56 mm rifle cartridges, the defense company announced Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2015. “The new ammunition has a trajectory match similar to standard ammunition,” but does not require adjustments to weapons, and can be used with both short and long-barrel firearms, such as the M4 and M16,” the company said.
 

Saab signs contract to deliver C-RAM Counter-Rocket artillery system to Australia
 
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Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract to supply the Australian Defence Force with Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar System (C-RAM) support with a contract value of approximately $AUD 26.4m (approximately SEK 168 million). The initial contract period includes the establishment period and three years of support services thereafter, with options of up to five 12-month extensions, that could take the contract period up to July 2024.
 

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