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

Russia unveils new rocket launcher-deployed reconnaissance UAV 23003173 TASS

Russia unveils new rocket launcher-deployed reconnaissance UAV
 
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A reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) taking to the sky by means of a hand-held rocket launcher has been developed in Russia. The UAV was unveiled at the military and scientific conference "Robotization of the Russian Armed Forces" at the Patriot Park near Moscow.
 

AM General and US Army TARDEC lab to partner for autonomous driving vehicle technology 23003172

AM General and US Army TARDEC lab to partner for autonomous driving vehicle technology
 
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AM General and the U.S. Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) announced a new partnership to develop and demonstrate an autonomous driving vehicle that may revolutionize how soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, along with equipment and supplies, are transported inside U.S. military facilities.
 

Rheinmettall will supply two Survivor R protected tactical vehicles to Police of Germany 12903171

Rheinmettall will supply two Survivor R protected tactical vehicles to Police of Germany
 
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The Free State of Saxony has placed an order with Rheinmetall for two Survivor R protected tactical operations vehicles. The vehicles form part of an extensive €15 million anti-terror package. They will be delivered this year and be used to equip special police units in Saxony. The order is worth a figure in the low seven-digit euro range.
 

Dutch and U.S. Marines to conduct bilateral training at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune 12703172

Dutch and U.S. Marines to conduct bilateral training at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
 
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Dutch Marines from the Netherlands armed forces traveled nearly 2,580 km to conduct bilateral training with U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force during a weeklong exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 21-24, 2017.
 

The T-72B3 becomes the standard main battle tank of the Russian armed forces 12703171

The T-72B3 becomes the standard main battle tank of the Russian armed forces
 
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Two dozen upgraded T-72B3 tanks with extra protection have been delivered to the Russian army Tamanskaya Infantry Division, Vyacheslav Khalitov, deputy CEO for special hardware at Russia’s Uralvagonzavod Corporation, said on the single military hardware acceptance day.
 

MILREM Estonia will develop unmanned ground vehicle with Kongsberg & QinetiQ North America 12603172

MILREM Estonia will develop unmanned ground vehicle with Kongsberg & QinetiQ North America
 
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Estonian defense solutions provider Milrem is developing smart unmanned ground vehicles with concepts of how to use them on the modern battlefield as adaptive systems to minimize dangerous risks to warfighters. Milrem will launch joint product efforts with KONGSBERG and QinetiQ North America last week.
 

GA-ASI from U.S. will collaborate with Japan for development of MALE drone 12603171

GA-ASI from U.S. will collaborate with Japan for development of MALE drone
 
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced during a briefing at the Japan Drone expo in Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, that it has executed a research collaboration agreement with a consortium of Japanese industry, government, and academia groups to accelerate operational approval for Medium-altitude Long-endurance (MALE) RPA to fly in non-segregated Japanese civil airspace.
 

Brazil has taken delivery of first upgraded M109A5 +BR 155mm self-propelled howitzers 12503172

Brazil has taken delivery of first upgraded M109A5 +BR 155mm self-propelled howitzers
 
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Brazil has taken delivery of the first upgraded M109A5+BR. The newly upgraded 155mm tracked self-propelled artillery was seen being delivered at the port in Rio de Janeiro. The M109A5 is an American-made tracked self-propelled howitzer which can fire all standard 155mm NATO ammunition to a maximum range of 23.5 km.
 

Australia has approved four military export sales in the past year to Saudi Arabia 12503171

Australia has approved four military export sales in the past year to Saudi Arabia
 
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According the Sidney Morninh Herald newspaper website, Australia has approved four military export sales to Saudi Arabia in the past year and Australian Government has agreed to make further contracts with this country.
 

Performance of Russian weaponry deployed in Syria is praised by Russian president V. Putin TASS 82403178

Performance of Russian weaponry deployed in Syria is praised by Russian president V. Putin
 
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was satisfied with the performance of domestic weapons and military hardware in the fight against international terrorism in Syria. "The capabilities of Russian weapons, their exceptional reliability and efficiency manifested themselves in the struggle against terrorists in the Syrian Arab Republic and in the counteraction of terrorism in the entire Middle East".
 

Indonesia looking to produce rounds and components of the BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) TASS 82403175

Indonesia looking to produce rounds and components of the BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicle (IFV)
 
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Indonesia is studying an option to launch the licensed production of rounds and components for the BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), Deputy Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Mikhail Petukhov said.
 

Russia wants to build new generation of air defense system TASS 82403174

Russia wants to build new generation of air defense system
 
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The R&D work codenamed "Standard" to create a new-generation multifunctional army air defense system may begin in 2018, Army Air Defense Force Commander Lieutenant-General Alexander Leonov said.
 

Turkey will purchase two batteries of S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia 12403172

Turkey will purchase two batteries of S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia
 
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According a news of the newspaper website Daily Sabah of March 24, 2017, Turkey will purchase two batteries of Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air defense missile systems. Since a few months, Turkey and Russia have started talks regarding Turkey's cooperation with Russia in the defense sector and more specifically for the purchase of a new air defense system.
 

China still to receives delivery of Russian S-400 air defense system TASS 82403173

China still to receives delivery of Russian S-400 air defense system
 
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The delivery of the Russian-made S-400 (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile systems ordered by China has not begun yet, Maria Vorobyova, spokeswoman for the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, told TASS.
 

Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz takes position for major Bundeswehr procurement programmes 82403172

Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz takes position for major Bundeswehr procurement programmes
 
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Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz have entered a far-reaching partnership with an eye to playing a leading role in the future digitization of Germany’s ground forces. The two high-tech enterprises have agreed to establish a joint venture to compete for two major German procurement projects: MoTaKo, which stands for “mobile tactical communications”, and “MoTIV”, short for “mobile tactical information network”.
 

More than 200 military vehicles were given to Cambodia from South Korea 82403171

More than 200 military vehicles were given to Cambodia from South Korea
 
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The first batch were handed over Thursday 23 March 2017 at a ceremony at the Techo Hun Sen Military Technical Institute in Kampong Speu province. The trucks, light utility vehicles, excavators, bulldozers, buses, ambulances and cars were deployed in rows in the area where the ceremony took place. General Chao Phirun, the director-general of the Defense Ministry’s materiel and technical services department, said it was the third time Cambodia had received military aid from South Korea.
 

Israel MoD awards Elbit System with 100 Millions dollars contract for advanced radio system 82303175

Israel MoD awards Elbit System with 100 Millions dollars contract for advanced radio system
 
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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately $100 million contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (“IMOD”) for the supply of advanced radio systems. According to the contract, Elbit Systems will manufacture and provide hundreds of radio systems over the course of five years.
 

Philippines have interests into purchasing Russian military equipment 82303174

Philippines have interests into purchasing Russian military equipment
 
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The Philippines has expressed interest in purchasing Russian helicopters, fast boats, drones and small weapons, the deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) told Sputnik Wednesday.
 

South African company Denel wants to sell Umkhonto surface-to-air missile to Iran 82303173

South African company Denel wants to sell Umkhonto surface-to-air missile to Iran
 
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According to the report carried by mybroadband website on Saturday, South Africa has applied to the United Nations Security Council to sell missiles worth R1.5 billion ($118 million) to Iran. The report added that this will be the biggest deal yet for Denel’s Umkhonto surface-to-air missile system.
 

US Marines have tested the RQ-20 Puma Unmanned Aerial System in Hawaii 82303172

US Marines have tested the RQ-20 Puma Unmanned Aerial System in Hawaii
 
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The Puma provides land-based and maritime intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance. It also allows small units the ability to detect improvised explosive devices, according to www.navair.navy.mil. The Marine Corps introduced the Puma to its operating units in 2012.
 

India will produces Mango tank rounds for their T-90S TASS 82303171

India will produce Mango tank rounds for their T-90S
 
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The Tekhmash Corporation, a subsidiary of Rostec, has provided India with the bulk of the manufacturing equipment for the license production of the Mango tank round and trained Indian personnel for this purpose, Tekhmash Director General Sergei Rusakov told TASS.
 

Israeli air defense missile system David's Sling ready to become operational in the next few days 12203177

Israeli air defense missile system David's Sling ready to become operational in the next few days
 
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The latest generation of Israeli air defense missile system David's Sling is ready to become operational with the IAF (Israeli air Force) in the next few days. The David’s Sling system was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems in cooperation with Raytheon, and is designed to provide active defense from medium range missiles.
 

Afghan Armed Forces are equipped by the US with weapons from Kalashnikov group TASS 82203174

Afghan Armed Forces are equipped by the US with weapons from Kalashnikov group
 
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The United States has been purchasing Kalashnikov assault rifles for the Afghan Armed Forces through third countries, including European ones, CEO of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec Sergei Chemezov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV channel.
 

Russia Airborne Force to receives new air-droppable armoured vehicles TASS 82203173

Russia Airborne Force to receives new air-droppable armoured vehicles
 
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Russia’s Airborne Force will start receiving battalion sets of air-droppable armored vehicles in 2019, Airborne Force Deputy Commander for Logistic Support Major-General Nariman Timergazin said.The advanced air-droppable armored vehicle has been developed as part of the Taifun-VDV R&D work, Timergazin added.
 

Czech, Slovakia and US Military conducts combined exercise including reactions to CBRN threats 82203172

Czech, Slovakia and US Military conducts combined exercise including reactions to CBRN threats
 
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Members of the Indiana National Guard work alongside Allies and active duty members to improve their skills in reacting to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear response, and search and rescue techniques during Toxic Lance at Training Center Lest from March 20-23, 2017.
 

Ministry of Defence of Singapore awards contract for the new AFV Armoured Fighting Vehicle 12203175

Ministry of Defence of Singapore awards contract for the new AFV Armoured Fighting Vehicle
 
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According a press release published on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, the Ministry of Defence of Singapore has awarded a contract to Singapore Technologies Engineering for the production and the delivery of a new tracked Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV).
 

French and American logistic units work together at military exercise Allied Spirit VI in Germany 12203173

French and American logistic units work together at military exercise Allied Spirit VI in Germany
 
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A French Army logistics company from the 511th Regiment du Train (Transport Regiment) supporting Exercise Allied Spirit VI are partnered with US Army Army Alpha Company, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade and entered the first day of force-on-force training on March 20 as a fully integrated multinational support task force.
 

Kuwait is interested to purchase Russian-made T-90MS main battle tanks TASS 12203172

Kuwait is interested to purchase Russian-made T-90MS main battle tanks
 
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Kuwait is interested to purchase the Russian-made T-90MS main battle tank according ROSTEC (Russian State Company for arms export) Director General Sergei Chemezov. The T-90MS is the latest generation of main battle tank in the T-90 family.
 

Russia and Turkey progress in talks for the purchase of S-400 air defense missile system 1220317

Russia and Turkey progress in talks for the purchase of S-400 air defense missile system
 
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Moscow and Ankara have made progress at the talks on the possible sale of Russian-made S-400 (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile systems but no agreement has been signed yet, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said.
 

Russian Airborne troops will use the same Ratnik combat gear as the Russian land force TASS 12103174

Russian Airborne troops will use the same Ratnik combat gear as the Russian land force
 
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Russia’s Airborne Force and Army will operate the same version of the Ratnik combat gear being developed for them simultaneously, Airborne Force Deputy Commander for Logistic Support Major-General Nariman Timergazin said.
 

Russia in talks with Saudi Arabia for the sale of T-90MS main battle tanks TASS 2103173

Russia in talks with Saudi Arabia for the sale of T-90MS main battle tanks
 
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Russia is in talks with Saudi Arabia for the sle of T-90MS main battle tanks (MBT), Rostec Corp. Director General Sergei Chemezov has told the Rambler News Service during an interview. The T-90MS was presented for the first time at Russian Expo arms in September 2011. In September 2016, Russian Company UralVagonZavod has announced that the T-90MS was ready for production.
 

Russian army Southern Military District CBRN unit receives TDA-3 mobile smokescreen generators TASS 82103173

Russian army Southern Military District CBRN unit receives TDA-3 mobile smokescreen generators
 
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An NBC protection large unit of Russia’s Western Military District has received five advanced TDA-3 mobile aerosol smokescreen generators, the district’s press office said. "The TDA-3 vehicle is designed to generate aerosol smokescreens. Unlike its predecessors, the advanced vehicle has a remote-controlled console and a smaller crew. It can be operated by only two persons".
 

Russia Western Military District receives Tor-M2U air-defence system TASS 82103172

Russia Western Military District receives Tor-M2U air-defence system
 
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Tor-M2U (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems have been fielded to the 1st Guards Armored Army of Russia’s Western Military District and will soon be put on alert in the Moscow Region, according to the district’s press office.
 

Ukraine tests Shkval and Stilet combat modules to modernize its IFV 82103171

Ukraine tests Shkval and Stilet combat modules to modernize its IFV
 
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Combat modules “Shkval” and “Stilet” – intended to arm modernized IFV, designed by UOP SE “Zhytomyr Armored Plant”- passed works tests at one of the military training areas of Zhytomyr region. During testing, specialists of “Zhytomyr Armored Plant,” other UOP enterprises and specialists of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine analyzed accuracy, speed and efficiency of each combat unit.
 

VOP from Czech Republic will produce components for BAE Systems BvS10 All-Terrain vehicle 12103171

VOP from Czech Republic will produce components for BAE Systems BvS10 All-Terrain vehicle
 
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BAE Systems has issued a contract to the Czech company VOP CZ to produce components for BvS10 armored all-terrain vehicles.The contract further builds on an existing teaming agreement between the two companies aimed at providing the Czech Republic with its next generation Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV).
 

China defense industry will deliver 300 Wing Loong II / Pterodactyl II UAVs to Saudi Arabia 12003171

China defense industry will deliver 300 Wing Loong II / Pterodactyl II UAVs to Saudi Arabia
 
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Important export contract for the Chinese defense industry with the delivery of 300 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Wing Loong II also called Perodactyl II) to Saudi Arabia. The Wing Loong II was unveiled during AirShow China in Zhuhai in November 2016.
 

British soldiers with Challenger 2 tanks and AS90 artillery howitzers are deployed in Estonia 11903171

British soldiers with Challenger 2 tanks and AS90 artillery howitzers are deployed in Estonia
 
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British soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles Battlegroup (5 RIFLES), including members of an Armoured Engineer Squadron, Military Police Detachment, Artillery Group and Port Task Group, arrived at Amari airbase in Estonia, Saturday, March 18, 2017
 

U.S. Company Lockheed Martin will deliver 60 kW laser weapon on FMTV truck to U.S. army 11803173

U.S. Company Lockheed Martin will deliver 60 kW laser weapon on FMTV truck to U.S. army
 
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U.S. Company Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army. In testing earlier this month, the Lockheed Martin laser produced a single beam of 58 kW, representing a world record for a laser of this type.
 

U.S. Army demonstrates MEHEL 2.0 laser weapon integrated on Stryker 8x8 armoured vehicle 11803171

U.S. Army demonstrates MEHEL 2.0 laser weapon integrated on Stryker 8x8 armoured vehicle
 
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Members of the USASMDC/ARSTRAT Technical Center's Air and Missile Defense Directorate participated in the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization, or JIDO, UAS Hard-Kill Challenge at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, from Feb. 27 to March 3. During the challenge, the Mobile Expeditionary High Energy Laser 2.0, or MEHEL 2.0, demonstrated its counter-unmanned aircraft system, or C-UAS (Counter - Unmanned Aircraft System ), capability.
 

First deployment of Russian air defense systems S-400 regiment by rail at 2,000 km from Moscow 11703175

First deployment of Russian air defense systems S-400 regiment by rail at 2,000 km from Moscow
 
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The Russian Aerospace Forces completed the return back to the permanent deployment base in Moscow region of personnel, combat and specialized hardware of an anti-aircraft missile regiment of the air and missile defense which engaged in combat fire from S-400 Triumph systems at a planned tactical exercise at Ashuluk range in Astrakhan region, the press service of the Russian defense ministry said.
 

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