September 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News


According to pictures and information released on the Internet website Azeri Defence, Azerbaijani Armed Forces have received Czech-made 8x8 152mm self-propelled howitzer DANA-M1 and MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System RM-70 Vampir. These new combat vehicles were used during large military exercise in Azerbaijan.

The United States Marine Corps has ordered additional diesel MRZR® (MRZR D) Utility Task Vehicles (UTV) from Polaris Government and Defense to enhance Marine Corps operational capabilities. This follows the successful delivery and fielding of MRZR UTVs to Marine Corps infantry regiments earlier this year. Delivery of the more than 100 vehicles is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Logos Technologies announced today that the company has been officially awarded a second Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to continue work on the SilentHawk hybrid-electric motorcycle, the US company announced on September 14.

National Cyber Security Centre-Finland of the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority has granted approval for the Mobile Security and Public Safety targeted Bittium Tough Mobile LTE-smartphone and related Bittium Secure Suite back-end system to process material that is classified nationally as Confidential. Bittium’s mobile solution is the first one in the world to receive official Confidential level encryption product classification. The mobile solution can be used for creating and processing classified information, as well as for transferring it between smartphone and connected back-end solutions.

Army Recognition is pleased to announce the launch of the new version of its newly redesigned website, one of the most popular defense and security online magazine. The new version of the website has been officially launched during DSEI 2017, taking place from 12 to 15 September in London, United Kingdom. Army Recognition is a privileged partner of DSEI 2017 and is the Official Media Partner of the show.

The Uralvagonzavod Corporation, a subsidiary of Russia’s Rostec state hi-tech corporation, has signed a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry to overhaul and upgrade T-80 main battle tanks, the press office of the Omsk Transport Machine-Building Plant said. The Omsk Transport Machine-Building Plant (Omsktransmash) is an Uralvagonzavod subsidiary.

South Korea's defense ministry announced Thursday the deployment of a THAAD missile defense system has been completed in a "tentative" step to counter urgent threats from North Korea.The announcement came soon after the US Forces Korea (USFK) transported four additional THAAD rocket launchers into its new base in Seongju, some 300 kilometers south of Seoul, despite fierce protests by local residents and activists.

South Korea's defense ministry announced Monday that the US Forces Korea will soon install four more THAAD missile defense launchers at its new southern base, local media stated on Sept. 4. The announcement came as the environment ministry accepted the results of an environmental impact survey of the THAAD system partially operational at the former golf course in Seongju, some 300 kilometers south of Seoul.

The serial manufacturing of the upgraded Sprut-SDM1 self-propelled anti-tank guns (SPATG) will start in Russia in 2018, according to the Zvezda TV channel. The first indigenous developments of an air-droppable heavy-armed armored vehicle date back to the 1970s. The Object 934 became one of the first platforms that partially met the requirements of the Airborne Troops (VDV).

BM-21 Tornado-G 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System at Army-2017 International Military Technical Forum near Moscow, Russia.

A rocket battery of a Bryansk Region-stationed artillery unit of a Western Military District's (WMD) combined-arms army is on march to the Dorogobuzh range (Smolensk Region) to conduct first live-fire exercise with the usage of the newest Tornado-G multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), according to the press department of the district.

Oshkosh Defense announced today that the U.S. Army has placed another order for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program, including 611 vehicles and 1,789 installed and packaged kits. The order, valued at more than $177 million, is the sixth order for JLTVs since the contract was awarded in August 2015.

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