July 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
Russian Tank biathlon 2016 international contest began at Alabino range near Moscow
 
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The Russian “Tank biathlon” international contest began at the Alabino range (Moscow Region). Teams of Russia, Kazakhstan, Serbia and India are participating in the first race. The Tank Biathlon World Championship consists of tests of driving, racing and shooting with various vehicles. It features 39 crews from 13 countries.
 

U.S. Air Force releases an official request for a new ICBM InterContinental Ballistic Missile
 
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The U.S. Air Force releases on Friday, July 29, 2016, an RFP (Request For Proposals) to replace the LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile and the nuclear cruise missile as the military moves ahead with a costly modernization of its aging atomic weapons systems.
 

India on the way to acquire 100 K9 Vajra 155mm 52 calibre tracked self-propelled howitzer.
 
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India is on the way to acquire 100 new K9 Vajra 155mm tracked sel-propelled howitzer for the Indian army. A contract is expected to be signed in the next few months with the South Korean Defense Company Samsung-Techwin and its Indian partner Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
 

Japan to upgrade its Patriot PAC-3 air defense missile system to increase range and accuracy
 
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Japan is upgrading its Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missile defence system to increase range and accuracy needed to intercept more advanced North Korean ballistic missiles. This program represents the most significant upgrade to Japan’s missile defence system in a decade.
 

France will create a new National Guard to response to the new threats of terrorist attacks
 
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The French President François Hollande has confirmed Thursday, July 28, that a French National Guard would be created from the existing French army reserve forces to response to the new threats of terrorist attacks.
 

Saab receives U.S. order for Carl-Gustaf ammunition
 
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Defence and security company Saab has received an ammunition order from the US Department of Defense (DoD) for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system, known in the US as M3 MAAWS (Multi-role, Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System). The order value is USD 5.4 million (MSEK 46).
 

China would like to strengthen its military cooperation with Cambodia
 
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Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), met with General Nem Sowath, director general of Cambodian Defense Ministry's Policy and Foreign Affairs Department in Beijing on Thursday, July 28, 2016.
 

Russian uniformed services to start receiving SPM-3 Medved wheeled vehicles in 2017
 
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The fielding of the SPM-3 Medved special armored wheeled vehicle with the Russian Interior Ministry will begin next year, Sergei Suvorov, spokesman for Russian defense contractor Military Industrial Company, has told journalists.
 

Russia to deliver BTR-80 armored personnel carriers to UN peacekeepers
 
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Russia’s Military and Industrial Company will deliver a batch of BTR-80 armored personnel carriers to UN peacekeepers, company spokesman Sergei Suvorov told TASS.
 

American-made M1A1 SA Abrams tank officially entered into service with Moroccan army
 
American-made M1A1 SA Abrams tank officially entered into service with Moroccan army 640 001
According a video report from Moroccan television Medi 1 TV, July 26, 2016, during an official ceremony the Moroccan army has officially announced that the American-made M1A1 SA Abrams main battle tank is entered in service with its armed forces.
 

Rheinmetall and Tectonica establish partnership for the supply of land 400 Boxer LSWS
 
Rheinmetall and Tectonica establish partnership for the supply of land 400 Boxer LSWS 640 001
Rheinmetall has announced on July 28 a partnership with Melbourne-based defence systems integrator Tectonica Australia Pty Ltd for the development and manufacture of a sophisticated Local Situational Awareness System for the BOXER Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 2 Request For Tender.
 

Russia to upgrade Tigr armored vehicle within five years
 
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Russia may develop a new vehicle on the basis of the Tigr armored vehicle within five years, Vyacheslav Yershov, director of the Russian Military Engineering Center’s Design Department, told TASS.
 

Ukraine armed forces take delivery of 24 RQ-11B Raven-B UAVs from United States
 
Ukraine armed forces take delivery of 24 RQ-11B Raven-B UAVs from United States 640 001
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have received a batch of American-made RQ-11B Raven UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). In September 2015, US Department of Defense has approved a contract to the U.S. Company Aerovironment Inc. for the delivery of 30 RQ-11B to Ukraine.
 

Australia downselects Rheinmetall and BAE Systems for its Land 400 Phase 2 CRV program
 
Australia downselects Rheinmetall and BAE Systems for its Land 400 Phase 2 CRV program 640 001
The Department of Defence announced on July 29 the selection of two tenderers to participate in the next stage of evaluation for LAND 400 Phase 2, Army’s Mounted Combat Reconnaissance capability. The two tenderers are the Rheinmetall Boxer and the BAE Systems Australia AMV35. The Elbit Systems/ST Kinetics Sentinel II and the General Dynamics Land Systems/Thales Australia LAV 6.0 have not been selected for the evaluation phase.
 

DFNDR Armor selects Honeywell Spectra material for new Military and Law Enforcement Body Armor
 
DFNDR Armor selects Honeywell Spectra material for new Military and Law Enforcement Body Armor 640 001
Honeywell announced on Wednesday July 27 that DFNDR Armor, a leading engineer of U.S.-made advanced body armor systems, is using Honeywell Spectra Shield® ballistic composite materials to create one of the lightest, most high-protection lines of body armor plates available today.
 

Raytheon launches NSA-certified, next-generation Ethernet encryption system
 
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The National Security Agency has certified Raytheon Company's KG-350 Ethernet encryption system to protect network communications for sensitive information up to Top Secret/SCI classification. The Type 1 certification gives Raytheon authorization to sell the groundbreaking KG-350 encryptor to commercial, military and government customers immediately.
 

Patria AMV35 selected for Australian Army’s Land 400 Program evaluation
 
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The Australian Department of Defence announced on Thursday July 28 that BAE Systems Australia and Land 400 bid partner Patria have been confirmed as one of 2 tenders selected to take part in the 12-month Risk Mitigation Activity for the Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 2 combat reconnaissance vehicle program.
 

Cubic awarded more than $10 Million in orders for I-MILES IWS 2 Training System by the US Army
 
Cubic awarded more than 10 Million in orders for I MILES IWS 2 Training System by the US Army 640 001
Cubic Global Defense, a business unit of Cubic Corporation, today announced an award of more than $10 million for new orders of its Instrumentable-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon Systems 2 (I-MILES IWS 2) from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) and Army Contracting Command-Orlando (ACC-ORL).
 

Chinese ZBD-05 Infantry Fighting Vehicles to participate in Army Games 2016
 
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The ZBD-05 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) of the Chinese People`s Liberation Army (PLA) have been dispatched to Baltiysk (Kaliningrad Territory) to participate in the Naval Landing 2016 competition (a part of the Army Games 2016 drills), according to a source in the Russian defense industry.
 

Rheinmetall wins major order for ammunition worth over €400 million
 
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The Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf has won another major order for ammunition from an international customer. Booked in the second quarter of 2016 and worth over €400 million, the contract runs for seven years. This underscores once again the Group’s global reputation for excellence, which has made it one of the world’s top three makers of military munitions.
 

Lockheed Martin's Next Generation Counter-IED System to support U.S. and coalition forces
 
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In today's rapidly changing battlespace, our adversaries are using technology to their advantage to turn the most commonplace devices into explosives. The U.S. Navy recently approved Symphony Block 40, Lockheed Martin's counter-improvised explosive device system, which provides enhanced capabilities that allow partner nations to combat ever-changing threats.
 

Letterkenny U.S. Army Depot to celebrate production of new RG31 4x4 route clearance vehicle
 
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Last week, the Letterkenny U.S. Army Depot has celebtrated the successful production and roll out of the latest version of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected route clearance vehicle based on RG31 4x4 mine protected vehicle.
 

Thales Selects PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice for Sighting Systems on AJAX Vehicle Programme
 
Thales Selects Prism Tech s Vortex OpenSplice for Sighting Systems on AJAX Vehicle Programme 640 001
Thales has selected PrismTech’s Vortex™ OpenSplice™ as the data-sharing platform for the sighting systems implemented in the AJAX fleet of armored vehicles, which is being delivered to the British Army by General Dynamics Land Systems-UK. Thales is the supplier of sighting systems and ancillary equipment for the AJAX fleet.
 

Russian MoD to get LShA-2B light assault vehicles
 
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Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) will receive several dozens of the LShA-2B Scorpion light assault vehicles (LAV) developed by LLC Zashchita Corporation, according to a source in the local defense industry.
 

Russia to plan the delivery of second batch S-300 air defense missile to Iran before the yearend
 
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Russia is planning to deliver the second batch of S-300 (NATO reporting name: SA-10 Grumble) air defense missile systems to Iran before the yearend, CEO of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec Sergei Chemezov said.
 

NORINCO from China ready to produce new AH-4 155mm 39 caliber lightweight towed howitzer
 
AH-4 155mm 39 caliber lightweight towed gun howitzer Norinco China Chinese defense industry 640 001
Chinese Defense Company NORINCO (China North Industries Corporation) has confirmed that its new lightweight towed howitzer AH-4 155mm 39 caliber is now ready for production. the new AH-4 seems to be a counter part of the American-made BAE Systems M777.
 

Denel South Africa will deliver 24 RG31 Agrab 120mm mortar carrier vehicle to United Arab Emirates
 
Denel will deliver 24 RG31 Agrab 120mm mortar carrier vehicle to United Arab Emirates 640 001
South African defense Company Denel has announced a new order of 24 RG31 4x4 armoured vehicle 120mm mortar carrier (also called Agrab) for United Arab Emirates(UAE). A total of 73 vehicles have already been delivered to the UAE.
 

Airbus to operate Heron 1 drones for Germany also in Mali
 
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The German Defence Procurement Agency (BAAInBw) and Airbus Defence and Space have signed a contract to provide Heron 1 surveillance drones to support the Bundeswehr mission in Mali.
 

Thales Deutschland modernises the shooting simulators  of the German Army
 
Thales modernises the shooting simulators of the shooting simulators of the German Army 640 001
Thales Deutschland received an order from the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Utilisation of the Federal Armed Forces (BAAINBw) for the modernisation of all small arms/handheld antitank weapons shooting simulator training devices (AGSHP) in use with the Federal Armed Forces. The order volume is approximately five million Euro and to be implemented by the end of 2017.
 

New Russian-made S-500 air defense missile system wil be unveiled at Army 2016 exhibition
 
S-500 77P6 air defense missile system TEL Transporter Erector Launcher vehicle Russia Russian defence industry 640 001
The promising Russian-made S-500 air defense missile system will be unveiled at the Army 2016 international military and technical forum which will be held near Moscow from 6 to 11 September 2016, Rambler News Service reported with reference to a source in the defense and industrial sector.
 

Battelle Wins Major Contract to Build Armored Trucks for U.S. Special Operations Command Forces
 
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Building on the success of a previous contract to build Non Standard Commercial Vehicles (NSCVs), Battelle has been awarded a second contract worth $170 million.
 

Harris to receive a $22.5 million contract from US Department of Defense for SINCGARS radio system
 
Harris to receive a 22.5 million contract from US Department of Defense for SINCGARS radio system 640 001
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced on Tuesday July 19, that Harris Radio in Rochester will receive a $22.5 million contract from the Department of Defense (DOD) to manufacture single channel ground-to-air radio system circuit card assembly parts.
 

RS-28 Sarmat Intercontinental Ballistic Missile drop tests shift to end 2016
 
RS-28 Sarmat Intercontinental Ballistic Missile drop tests shift to end 2016
The drop tests of the newest RS-28 Sarmat (NATO reporting name: SS-X-30) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) have been shifted to end-2016 due to the drawbacks pertaining to the fire trials of the missile`s first stage engine, according to a source in Russian defense industry.
 

Elbit Systems awarded $30 Million contracts to supply observation systems to a European country
 
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Elbit Systems Ltd announced today that it was awarded contracts, in a total amount of approximately $30 million, to supply advanced thermal-imaging observation systems to a country in Europe. The systems will serve all army command levels, from the dismounted soldier to the headquarters command and will be supplied over a one-year period.
 

Indian army received three indigenously developped "Danush" 155 mm artillery guns
 
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According to PTI News, three indigenously-developed 155 mm 'Dhanush' artillery guns have been handed over to the Indian Army by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF).
 

North Korea has test fired two Scud and one No Dong ballistic missiles
 
No-Dong Rodong A medium range ballistic missile North Korea Korean army defence industry military technology 640 001
On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 North Korea has test fired three ballistic missiles the East Sea from its central western county of Hwangju. According the U.S. Strategic Command in Nebraska, North Korea launch two Scud tactical ballistic missiles back-to-back and was followed by a No Dong intermediate range ballistic missile.
 

Major Flagship Sdn Bhd and DCI agrees to create an helicopter training academy in Malaysia
 
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In the presence of Deputy Ministry Of Defence Malaysia, Major Flagship Sdn Bhd and Defence Conseil International have entered into an agreement to develop and implement an Helicopter Training Academy in Malaysia to address both Malaysia and ASEAN requirements.
 

Hudson Technologies Awarded Department of Defense Contract with an Estimated Value of $400 mn
 
Hudson Technologies Awarded Department of Defense Contract with an Estimated Value of 400mn 640 001
Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDSN) announced that it has been awarded, as prime contractor, a five-year contract including a five-year renewal option, by the United States Defense Logistics Agency (“DLA”) with an estimated maximum value over the term of the agreement of $400 million in sales to the Department of Defense.
 

CyPhy Works Reconnaissance and Communications Drone Ordered by the US Army
 
CyPhy Works Reconnaissance and Communications Drone Ordered by the US Army 640 001
CyPhy Works announced on Monday, July 18that it has received an order for its Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) System, from the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF). PARC, a tethered drone, addresses the need for a persistent eye-in-the-sky by flying for days at a time.
 

Full-scale production of the T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank to begin in 2018
 
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The full-scale production of the cutting-edge Russian-made Armata tank shall start in 2018. The production tank will cost less than the latest Western tanks do, Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) Deputy Director General for Special Vehicles Vyacheslav Khalitov has told journalists.
 

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