February 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Troya Tech Defense has developed the Ninox Night Vision Binocular for Special Forces market 52902164

Troya Tech Defense has developed the Ninox Night Vision Binocular for Special Forces market
 
Troya Tech Defense has developed the Ninox Night Vision Binocular for Special Forces market 640 001
Troya Tech Defense Ltd., an Israeli manufacturer of Electro-Optical devices and Defense equipment, has developed the NINOX Night Vision Binocular, thus entering a new niche market, the Special Forces drivers and operatives.
 

Russian tank T-90 can defeat most of modern anti-tank guided missiles ATGM TASS 32902163

Russian tank T-90 can defeat most of modern anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM)
 
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The T-90 main battle tank`s (MBT) protection package, which comprises both combined armour plates and Kontakt-5 (Contact V) explosive reactive armour (ERA) can defeat most of modern anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), according to the UralVagonZavod`s (UVZ) Deputy Director General, Vyacheslav Khalitov.
 

Russian Armed Forces to test Armata-based tanks and Infantry fighting vehicles TASS 52902163

Russian Armed Forces to test Armata-based tanks and Infantry fighting vehicles
 
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A test batch of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles based on the Armata heavy tracked standardized combat platform will undergo operational trials in 2016-2017, Deputy CEO of Uralvagonzavod armor producer Vyacheslav Khalitov said on Monday, February 29.
 

Russia continues to be the largest arms supplier to India with a total of $5 billion in the last 3 years 12902163

Russia continues to be the largest arms supplier to India with a total of $5 billion in the last 3 years 
 
Russia continues to be the largest army supplier to India with a total of 5 billion dollar in the last 3 years 640 001
Russia continues to be the largest arms supplier to India with a total value of agreements exceeding 340 billion rupees (more than $5 billion) over the past three years, the Indian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday, February 29, 2016.
 

Royal Thai Army to consider buying arms from Russia including T-90 MBT 52902162

 Royal Thai Army to consider buying arms from Russia including T-90 MBT
 
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Thailand is pursuing closer ties – and possible arms deals, particularly tanks – with Russia following the Moscow visit of Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, an army source reported.
 

Israel awards Merkavim a $27 million contract for armored buses 52902162

Israel awards Merkavim a $27 million contract for armored buses
 
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Israel recently requested from the Merkavim factory 71 bullet resistant vehicles for a total amount of $27 million, due to the continued wave of terrorism in the West Bank and renewed shooting attacks. This is the largest transaction for the purchase of bullet-resistant buses ever in Israel.
 

Eastern Military district of Russia will perform first exercise with new Iskander-M ballistic missile 12902162

Eastern Military district of Russia will perform first exercise with new Iskander-M ballistic missile
 
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The missile formation of Russia’s Eastern Military District in the Republic of Buryatia (Siberia) has been alerted for a tactical exercise, the district spokesman Colonel Alexander Gordeyev told reporters on Monday, February 29, 2016. According to him, it is the first exercise involving the formation after it received the Iskander-M tactical missile systems in 2015.
 

Harris Rockwell Collins and General Dynamics to supply Manpack radios to US army 42902161

 Harris, Rockwell Collins and General Dynamics to supply Manpack radios to US army
 
Harris Corporation receives 12 Million order for radio rystems for Philippines Armed Forces 640 001

Harris Corp., Rockwell Collins Inc. and General Dynamics were awarded a $12,7 billion multiple task order contract for Manpack radios, accessories, and related services for the US Army.

 

British military advisers deployed to Libya to build groups to fight Isil 52902162

British military advisers deployed to Libya to build groups to fight Isil
 
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According to The New Indian Express, Britain has discreetly deployed military advisers to Libya in order to build an army to fight Islamic State group in the country, has been told.
 

Casspir mine protected vehicle has been expanded to accommodate more firepower 12902161

Casspir mine protected vehicle has been expanded to accommodate more firepower
 
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The versatility and range of Denel’s Casspir mine-protected vehicles has been expanded to accommodate the firepower requirements of different clients. This will attract the interest of defence clients looking for a versatile and cost-effective family of mine-resistant vehicles.
 

Japan will sign an accord with Philippines to supply military equipment 12602162

Japan will sign an accord with Philippines to supply military equipment 
 
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Japan will sign an accord with the Philippines to allow Tokyo to supply military equipment to Philippines, the first such Japanese defense pact in the region. A senior Philippine security official said the new pact will pave the way for Japan to sell new military hardware, transfer defense technology, donate used military equipment or provide defense training to Filipino forces.
 

Australia could launch its own military satellites to observe military movement in Asia-Pacific 12802161

Australia could launch its own military satellites to observe military movement in Asia-Pacific
 
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Australia is thinking of launching military satellites into space to observe military movement in the Asia-Pacific. Australian Defence Force is considering this bold initiative. Australia is ready to use money on enhanced satellite imagery capability, space awareness systems and radars. The naval communications station will carry a US space surveillance telescope as well.
 

Fighter aircrafts F-15 from Saudi Arabia arrived in Turkey to join air campaign against ISIL in Syria 12702161

Fighter aircrafts F-15 from Saudi Arabia arrived in Turkey to join air campaign against ISIL in Syria
 
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Saudi fighter aircrafts F-15 arrived on Friday, February 26, 2016, at a Turkish base to join the air campaign against Islamic State jihadists in Syria only hours before a ceasefire is to take force, local media reported. Four F-15 jets landed at Incirlik air base in the Adana province in southern Turkey, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.
 

Israel has delivered 20 EXTRA surface-to-surface guided rockets to Vietnam for coastal defence 12602166

Israel has delivered 20 EXTRA surface-to-surface guided rockets to Vietnam for coastal defence
 
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According the latest SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) data of 2015, Israel has delivered 20 EXTRA Guided rocket SSM (Surface-to-Surface) to the Vietnamese armed forces to be used for coastal defence.
 

Deployable laboratory JDEAL is ready for deployment to operations to counter-IED threats 32602164

 Deployable laboratory JDEAL is ready for deployment to operations to counter-IED threats
 
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The Joint Deployable Exploitation and Analysis Laboratory (JDEAL) was delivered to Soesterberg, the Netherlands at end of last week. The deployable laboratory was financed through the European Defence Agency and is now ready for deployment to operations to counter-IED threats on the request of the JDEAL Contributing Members.
 

Aselsan and Taqnia to form defense electronics joint venture in Saudi Arabia 52602164

Aselsan and Taqnia to form defense electronics joint venture in Saudi Arabia
 
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Aselsan, a Turkish Armed Forces Foundation company, and Taqnia Defense and Security Technologies, a subsidiary of Saudi Development and Investment Company have signed a joint venture agreement to form a defense electronics business in Saudi Arabia.
 

United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation to produce upgraded R-168-25U digital radio stations TASS 32602162

United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation to produce upgraded R-168-25U digital radio stations
 
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The United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, will start producing upgraded R-168-25U digital radio stations in 2016, the corporation’s press office said on Friday. The upgraded R-168-25U digital radio station will allow transmitting data eight times faster, the press office added.
 

India produced 290 under licensed T-90S main battle tanks in 2015 32602162

India produced 290 under licensed T-90S main battle tanks in 2015
 
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As of late 2015, India produced about 290 T-90S main battle tanks (MBT) under license provided by Russia, according to the Stockolm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) arms transfer database.
 

Kromek awarded extension to nuclear detection contract with DARPA 52602163

Kromek awarded extension to nuclear detection contract with DARPA
 
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New award extends radiation network detector programme with US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
 

Turkish health ministry uses armoured ambulances which can be used under firing of small arms 12602163

Turkish health ministry uses armoured ambulances which can be used under firing of small arms
 
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Armoured ambulances sent to the southeastern province of Diyarbakir by the Turkish health ministry to enhance the medical response in conflict torn areas, and is now in service, the Dogan news agency reported on Thursday, February 25, 2016. (Source TODAYSZAMAN.COM).
 

Saudi Arabia proposes to arm Syrian rebels with air defense systems to counter Bashar troops 12602161

Saudi Arabia proposes to arm Syrian rebels with air defense systems to counter Bashar troops
 
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Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has said Syrian rebels should be armed with surface-to-air missiles to “change the balance of power” against Bashar al-Assad. Saudi Arabia has also offer to send ground troops to fight ISIS members in Syria, but did not specify whether they would directly battle the regime.
 

Algeria received about 120 Berezhok combat modules in 2015 Tass 52602162

Algeria received about 120 Berezhok combat modules in 2015
 
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Algeria received about 120 Berezhok (B05Ya01) combate modules for upgrade of BMP-1/2 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV), according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms transfer database.
 

Poland resumes talks with Lockheed Martin on MEADS air and missile-defence system 52602161

Poland resumes talks with Lockheed Martin on MEADS air and missile-defence system
 
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According to Reuters, Poland has resumed talks with Lockheed Martin regarding the supply of MEADS air and missile-defence system, Bartosz Kownacki the deputy defence minister was quoted as saying in comments published on Thursday, February 18.
 

Russia First operational battalion with new Pantsir-S2 air defense system enters in service 12502152

Russia First operational battalion with new Pantsir-S2 air defense system enters in service
 
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A Pantsir-S2 self-propelled antiaircraft gun/missile system battalion has been fielded with the Vladivostok Guards Surface-to-Air Missile Regiment. Its personnel learnt to operate the new type and conducted life-fire exercises at the Ashuluk Missile Range, Eastern Military District spokesman Roman Martov told journalists on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
 

Bulgaria approved the deployment of troops to boost the security of Turkey's airspace 32502163

 Bulgaria approved the deployment of troops to boost the security of Turkey's airspace
 
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The Bulgarian government approved on Wednesday the deployment of eight troops in support of NATO mission to boost the security of Turkey's airspace, local media reported. Troops will be deployed as of March 01, 2016, for a period of six months, the cabinet has said.
 

US is about to sign foundational defence and communications agreements with India 32502162

 US is about to sign foundational defence and communications agreements with India
 
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The US is close to signing three foundational agreements with India in fields of defence and communications that will give a big boost to the bilateral ties, US Pacific Command Commander Admiral Harry Harris said.
 

Russia provided 10 000 AK-47 to Afghanistan yesterday to help Kabul to contain the insurgency 32502161

 Russia provided 10 000 AK-47 to Afghanistan yesterday to help Kabul contain the insurgency
 
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A cargo plane laden with 10,000 AK-47s landed in Kabul on Wednesday, the first part of a major Russian military aid package aimed at helping Kabul contain a resurgent insurgency. The delivery came almost three decades after the Soviet Union pulled out of Afghanistan in humiliation after a 10-year occupation. The anniversary of the withdrawal on February 15 was commemorated as a national holiday across Afghanistan.
 

China has launched the production of Russian-made 9M119 AT-11 Sniper anti-tank guided missile TASS2502161

China has launched the production of Russian-made 9M119 AT-11 Sniper anti-tank guided missile
 
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The People`s Republic of China (PRC) has launched the production of Russian 125mm 9M119 Reflex (NATO reporting name: AT-11 Sniper) anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) designated as GP7 in the Chinsese service, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms transfer database.
 

Russia is completing huge arms supply to Azerbaijan including T-90S and BMP-3 32402162

Russia is completing huge arms supply to Azerbaijan including T-90S and BMP-3
 
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Russia has almost completed huge arms supply to Azerbaijan, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) database.
 

Defense Ministry of Russia has completed testing new military equipment for Arctic Region TASS 12402168

Defense Ministry of Russia has completed testing new military equipment for Arctic Region
 
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Russia’s Defense Ministry has completed testing new military hardware in the Arctic, Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov said on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The trials were held on the Varandey Peninsula in the Nenets Autonomous District in north Russia, the deputy defense minister said.
 

Egypt first international customer for Russian 9A1472 Vikhr-1 AT-16 Scallion anti-tank guided missile TASS 12402167

Egypt first international customer for Russian 9A1472 Vikhr-1 AT-16 Scallion anti-tank guided missile
 
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Egypt will be the first international customer for new Russian 9A1472 Vikhr-1 (NATO reporting name: AT-16 Scallion) anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms transfer database.
 

Bittium signs contract with Finnish Defence Forces for tactical communications software upgrade 52402164

 Bittium signs contract with Finnish Defence Forces for tactical communications software upgrade
 
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Bittium has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the development of a new software package (waveform) for the Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system that is used as the wireless broadband network by the Finnish Defence Forces in their M18 command, control and communications system.
 

Hawaiian Electric Company to construct power plant for US Army 52402163

Hawaiian Electric Company to construct power plant for US Army
 
Hawaiian Electric Company to construct power plant for US Army 640 001
The Department of the Army announced the signing of a "record of decision" to proceed with Hawaiian Electric's construction and operation of a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant, in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
 

Amec Foster wins a $183m contract with US Army to support Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System 52402162

Amec Foster wins a $183m contract with US Army to support Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System
 
Amec Foster wins a 183m contract with US Army to support Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System 640 001
Amec Foster Wheeler announced on Tuesday February 23 that it has been awarded a US$183m contract by The Europe District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to support the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System.
 

Australia will raise defence spending of 2 percent over the next seven years 12402161

Australia will raise defence spending of 2 percent over the next seven years
 
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Australia will raise defence spending to 2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) over the next seven years in a formal announcement to be made by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull later this week.
 

Russia’s Northern fleet receives Bastion anti-ship system TASS 52402161

Russia’s Northern fleet receives Bastion anti-ship system
 
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A separate missile artillery brigade of the Russian Northern Fleet’s coastal defense forces has received the third Bastion coastal missile system armed with Oniks missiles, fleet spokesman Captain 1st Rank Vadim Serga said on Wednesday February 24.
 

South Korea to dispatch 6th batch of peacekepping troops to South Sudan 32302161

 South Korea to dispatch 6th batch of peacekepping troops to South Sudan
 
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South Korea will dispatch its 6th batch of peacekeeping troops to South Sudan as part of its mission to help the civil war-torn African country's rebuilding efforts, the Army said Tuesday.
 

Turkish company ASELSAN hands over Koral warfare system to Turkish Air Force 52302163

Turkish company ASELSAN hands over Koral warfare system to Turkish Air Force 
 
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According to Daily Sabah, Turkey's leading defense system producer ASELSAN has handed over its newly developed and locally produced land based radar electronic attack system called KORAL to the Turkish Air Force.
 

Poland awards Rheinmetall $240 million contract to upgrade 128 Leopard 2 main battle tanks 52302162

 Poland awards Rheinmetall $240 million contract to upgrade 128 Leopard 2 main battle tanks
 
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Rheinmetall has booked another major modernization order for heavy tanks. Poland has just awarded the Düsseldorf-based Group a contract for overhauling 128 Leopard 2 MBTs.
 

Belgian Special Forces Group in Senegal for Flintlock 2016 international military training exercise 12302162

Belgian Special Forces Group in Senegal for Flintlock 2016 international military training exercise
 
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Flintlock 2016, hosted by Senegal, brings together more than 1,700 Soldiers from 33 countries coming from Africa, North America and Europe, including the Belgian SF Gp (Special Forces Group). Since early February 2016, Senegalese and Mauritanian military units have hosted Special Operations Forces from more than 19 European and North American countries to train alongside soldiers from 14 African nations.
 

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