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

Saudi Arabia wants to purchase a wide range of Russian-made military equipment and weapons
 
Saudi Arabia wants to buy the cutting-edge Russian armament, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Lieutenant General Alexander Fomin has said during his meeting with Saudi General Staff Deputy Chief Fayad Hamid al-Ruwaili at the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security.
Saudi Arabia wants to buy the cutting-edge Russian armament, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Lieutenant General Alexander Fomin has said during his meeting with Saudi General Staff Deputy Chief Fayad Hamid al-Ruwaili at the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security.
 

Russian Defense Ministry plans to purchase BT-3F amphibious armoured personnel carrier
 
The Russian Defense Ministry plans to purchase the BT-3F amphibious armored personnel carriers from Kurganmashzavod for operational test and evaluation, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov has said during his working visit to defense contractors in Volgograd.
The Russian Defense Ministry plans to purchase the BT-3F amphibious armored personnel carriers from Kurganmashzavod for operational test and evaluation, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov has said during his working visit to defense contractors in Volgograd.
 

Russian Defense Ministry is willing to pursue bilateral relations with Republic of Congo armed forces
 
The Russian Defense Ministry is willing to pursue bilateral relations between the militaries of Russia and the Republic of the Congo, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Lieutenant General Alexander Fomin has said during his meeting with Congolese Minister of National Defense Charles Richard Mondjo.
The Russian Defense Ministry is willing to pursue bilateral relations between the militaries of Russia and the Republic of the Congo, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Lieutenant General Alexander Fomin has said during his meeting with Congolese Minister of National Defense Charles Richard Mondjo.
 

Russia has deliver a new batch of BTR-82A 8x8 armoured personnel carrier to Azerbaijan
 
Russia has deliver a new batch of BTR-82A 8x8 armoured vehice personnel carrier to Azerbaijan. According pictures and video released on Internet by the newspaper website Azer Tag, showing BTR-82A armoured that are disembarked from a transport ship near the city of Baku.
Russia has deliver a new batch of BTR-82A 8x8 armoured vehice personnel carrier to Azerbaijan. According pictures and video released on Internet by the newspaper website Azer Tag, showing BTR-82A armoured that are disembarked from a transport ship near the city of Baku.
 

Australia Ministry for Defense Industry $10 million for research to defeat improvised threats
 
Australia's Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne MP, has announced a $10 million investment program inviting researchers to develop innovative solutions to defeat improvised threats. Minister Pyne said the widespread availability of low-cost, sophisticated technology is enabling our adversaries to deploy a diverse and ever-evolving range of improvised threats.
Australia's Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne MP, has announced a $10 million investment program inviting researchers to develop innovative solutions to defeat improvised threats. Minister Pyne said the widespread availability of low-cost, sophisticated technology is enabling our adversaries to deploy a diverse and ever-evolving range of improvised threats.
 

Russia and Serbia have reaffirmed their interest for military cooperation
 
Russia and Serbia have reaffirmed their interest in cooperation in the military and military-technical spheres, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu has said during his meeting with his Serbian counterpart Zoran Djordjevic in the run-up to the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security.
Russia and Serbia have reaffirmed their interest in cooperation in the military and military-technical spheres, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu has said during his meeting with his Serbian counterpart Zoran Djordjevic in the run-up to the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security.
 

Russian defense industry promotes Gorets-M 4x4 armoured at FAMEX 2017 exhibition in Mexico
 
Russian State arms export Company Rosoboronexport to promote Gorets-M 4x4 armoured vehicle at the FAMEX 2017 international aerospace exhibition in Mexico that began on April 26, 2017. More than 9% of Russia’s arms export falls on Latin American countries, the press office of Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport said.
Russian State arms export Company Rosoboronexport to promote Gorets-M 4x4 armoured vehicle at the FAMEX 2017 international aerospace exhibition in Mexico that began on April 26, 2017. More than 9% of Russia’s arms export falls on Latin American countries, the press office of Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport said.
 

EuroSpike GmbH to procure 1,000 missiles and 97 launchers units of Spike to German Army
 
On March 31 the Federal Office of Bundeswehr (German army) Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) signed two contracts with EuroSpike GmbH to procure an additional 1,000 guided missiles and 97 launcher units of the MELLS light multi-role guided missile system. MELLS is the German name for the variant of SPIKE missiles and launchers used by the Bundeswehr.
On March 31 the Federal Office of Bundeswehr (German army) Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) signed two contracts with EuroSpike GmbH to procure an additional 1,000 guided missiles and 97 launcher units of the MELLS light multi-role guided missile system. MELLS is the German name for the variant of SPIKE missiles and launchers used by the Bundeswehr.
 

Acceptance tests of Russian-made S-350 Vityaz air defense missile will be completed end of 2017
 
Government acceptance tests of the new Russian-made air defense system S-350 Vityaz will be completed by the end of 2017, Designer General of Almaz-Antey air and space defense concern Pavel Sozinov said in an interview with the National Defense magazine.
Government acceptance tests of the new Russian-made air defense missile system S-350 Vityaz will be completed by the end of 2017, Designer General of Almaz-Antey air and space defense concern Pavel Sozinov said in an interview with the National Defense magazine.
 

Lockheed Martin contracted $1.6 billion by US Army for additional Q-53 Radar System
 
Lockheed Martin will manufacture additional AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar systems for the U.S. Army under a $1.6 billion order-dependent contract. The Q-53 radar system supports troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360- or 90-degree modes.
Lockheed Martin will manufacture additional AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar systems for the U.S. Army under a $1.6 billion order-dependent contract. The Q-53 radar system supports troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360- or 90-degree modes.
 

Kazakhstan would like to supply Arlan 4x4 multirole armoured vehicles to Azerbaijan
 
According to the website haqqin.az, Kazakhstan would like to supply Arlan 4x4 armoured vehicle to Azerbaijan. The Arlan is a multirole armoured vehicle manufactured by Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering, based on the Marauder, a mine protected vehicle designed and produced by the South African Company Paramount Group.
According to the website haqqin.az, Kazakhstan would like to supply Arlan 4x4 armoured vehicle to Azerbaijan. The Arlan is a multirole armoured vehicle manufactured by Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering, based on the Marauder, a mine protected vehicle designed and produced by the South African Company Paramount Group.
 

India has signed a contract with South Korea to manufacture 100 K9 Vajra 155mm howitzers
 
Friday, April 21, 2017, Indian Company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has signed a contract with Hanwa Techwin of South Korea to manufacture the K9 Vajra-T, a 155mm self-propelled howitzer for the Indian army. The K9 has been shortlisted by the Army after extensive trials and it got the final approval from the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) recently.
Friday, April 21, 2017, Indian Company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has signed a contract with Hanwa Techwin of South Korea to manufacture the K9 Vajra, a 155mm self-propelled howitzer for the Indian army. The K9 has been shortlisted by the Army after extensive trials and it got the final approval from the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) recently.
 

South Korea developed a new counter-artillery detection radar
 
South Korea announced it has developed an advanced artillery-locating radar to help counter North Korea's rocket threats more effectively. The mobile radar system, called "counter-artillery detection radar-II," will be operational starting in 2018, according to the country's arms procurement agency.
South Korea announced it has developed an advanced artillery-locating radar to help counter North Korea's rocket threats more effectively. The mobile radar system, called "counter-artillery detection radar-II," will be operational starting in 2018, according to the country's arms procurement agency.
 

Australia bought six M88A2 HERCULES heavy recovery vehicle
 
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said the delivery of the HERCULES (Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System) vehicles is critical to ensure the safe and effective operation of Australia’s Abrams Main Battle Tank capability. Since their delivery to Defence, all six vehicles have been accepted into service, painted in Australian camouflage and sent to their units.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said the delivery of the HERCULES (Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System) vehicles is critical to ensure the safe and effective operation of Australia’s Abrams Main Battle Tank capability. Since their delivery to Defence, all six vehicles have been accepted into service, painted in Australian camouflage and sent to their units.
 

Romania and Poland plans to buy Patriot missiles system from US company Raytheon
 
NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior Defense Ministry official said Thursday. The purchase will be a key part of the European Union country's plan to modernize its military, benefiting from a gradual increase in annual spending.
NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior Defense Ministry official said Thursday. The purchase will be a key part of the European Union country's plan to modernize its military, benefiting from a gradual increase in annual spending.
 

Slovak Ministry of Defense plans to purchase around 500 wheeled armoured vehicles
 
According to the website The Sloval Spectator, the Slovak Ministry of Defense could purchase a large quantity if new wheeled armoured including 81 vehicles in 8x8 configuration and 404 4x4 vehicles. Currently Slovak armed forces use LMV, Aligator and RG-32M 4x4 armoured vehicles.
According to the website The Sloval Spectator, the Slovak Ministry of Defense could purchase a large quantity of new wheeled armoured including 81 vehicles in 8x8 configuration and 404 4x4 vehicles. Currently Slovak armed forces use LMV, Aligator and RG-32M 4x4 armoured vehicles.
 

French Army MoD orders first batch of 319 Griffon 6x6 APCs and 20 Jaguar 6x6 combat armored
 
The DGA (French Defense Procurement Agency) awarded the French Companies Nexter Systems, Renault Trucks Defense et Thales an order for the first 319 Griffon VBMR (Véhicule Blindé MutiRôle - Multirole armoured vehicle) wheeled armoured vehicles and 20 Jaguar EBRC (Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance et de Combat - Reconnaissance and Combat armoured vehicle) as a part of the Scorpion Program of the French Army.
The DGA (French Defense Procurement Agency) awarded the French Companies Nexter Systems, Renault Trucks Defense et Thales an order for the first 319 Griffon VBMR (Véhicule Blindé MutiRôle - Multirole armoured vehicle) wheeled armoured vehicles and 20 Jaguar EBRC (Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance et de Combat - Reconnaissance and Combat armoured vehicle) as a part of the Scorpion Program of the French Army.
 

U.S. Guardsmen from 2nd battalion 146th Field Artillery Regiment fire for the first time with M777
 
US. Guardsmen from 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team fire their new M777 155mm Howitzers for the first time on April 12, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The new weapons come as part of the brigade's transition to a Stryker brigade, which began in September 2016.
US. Guardsmen from 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team fire their new M777 155mm Howitzers for the first time on April 12, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The new weapons come as part of the brigade's transition to a Stryker brigade, which began in September 2016.
 

Iraqi army is close to recapturing western Mosul from ISIS fighters with the help of U.S. soldiers
 
Iraqi security forces are close to recapturing western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces commander said Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The Iraqi forces, with coalition support, are making significant progress every day in the increasingly tough fight for Iraq's second-largest city, Army Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin told Pentagon reporters via video conference from Baghdad.
Iraqi security forces are close to recapturing western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces commander said Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The Iraqi forces, with coalition support, are making significant progress every day in the increasingly tough fight for Iraq's second-largest city, Army Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin told Pentagon reporters via video conference from Baghdad.
 

Defense Industry of Iran unveils new radar systems for military and civilian airports
 
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Iran has unveiled 12 advanced defense projects and products in the areas of radar systems and air transportation designed and manufactured by Iranian experts. These new equipment were unveiled in a ceremony on Thursday, April 201, 2017 during a visit to the southern city of Shiraz by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
 

U.S. will provide military equipment and weapons for Peshmerga infantry and artillery battalions
 
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The State Department of United States has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Iraq to provide military equipment for two Peshmerga infantry brigades and two support artillery battalions. The estimated cost is $295.6 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 18, 2017.
 

Oshkosh awarded $258 Million contracts to renew US Army heavy vehicle fleet
 
Oshkosh announced today that is has been awarded multiple delivery orders from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to recapitalize its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV). Oshkosh will bring the Army's fleet of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) and Palletized Load Systems (PLS) to its latest model configuration and the same zero-mile, zero-hour condition as new production vehicles.
Oshkosh announced today that is has been awarded multiple delivery orders from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to recapitalize its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV). Oshkosh will bring the Army's fleet of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) and Palletized Load Systems (PLS) to its latest model configuration and the same zero-mile, zero-hour condition as new production vehicles.
 

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