March 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
Russia ready to sign agreement to integrate South Ossetia military units into Russian armed forces
 
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Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted a government proposal and instructed to sign an agreement on integrating South Ossetian military units into the Russian armed forces. A corresponding instruction was posted on the government’s legal information web portal.
 

US President Donald Trump asked another $30 billion for defense funding to defeat Islamic State
 
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In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan today, President Donald J. Trump asked for another $30 billion for the Defense Department in this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, to rebuild the armed forces and accelerate the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
 

Chinese Marines corps to be expanded to 100,000 troops
 
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China plans to expand its Marine Corps from the current 20,000 to 100,000 troops in order to better protect the country's marine lifeline and rising overseas interests, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported on March 13. Some Marine Corps troops will be assigned overseas, including Djibouti and Gwadar Port of Pakistan, said the report.
 

Lithuanian Army's chooses Orbital ATK MK44 Bushmaster Chain Gun to mount on Vilkas 8x8 IFV
 
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Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that the company’s MK44 Bushmaster® Chain Gun® was selected by the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence to arm the Lithuanian Army’s new Vilkas 8x8 infantry fighting vehicles. The gun system will support air bursting ammunition that can defeat enemies hiding in protected positions.
 

Turkish army has ordered Korkut new 35mm short-range air defense system to Aselsan from Turkey
 
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Turkish Army has signed a contract with the Company Aselsan of Turkey for the purchase of undisclosed number of new Korkut 35mm short-range air defense system after successful qualifications tests. This new air defense system was unveiled during IDEF 2013, a defense exhibition in Istanbul in May 2013.
 

Singapore to buy 2000 US made XM395 Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative (APMI) rounds
 
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The United State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Singapore for XM395 Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative (APMI) rounds. The estimated cost is $66 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 13, 2017.
 

Large military exercise Dynamic Front II in Germany with 1,400 soldiers from nine NATO nations
 
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Large multinational military exercise for U.S. artillery unit in the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. Dynamic Front II, which took place March 6 to 9, tested the interoperability at the tactical level using the Artillery Systems Cooperation Activities program that integrated NATO Allies into an artillery live-fire exercise.
 

Russia and Japan talks about bilateral cooperation of defence ministries
 
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Russian Deputy Defense Minister Lieutenant-General Alexander Fomin has held talks with Japanese Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuki to discuss bilateral cooperation prospects, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said. The talks were held on the threshold of a meeting of the defense and foreign ministers of Russia and Japan in Tokyo, the press office added.
 

BAE Systems and VOP together for replacement of Czech army BMP-2 IFV with CV90 armoured
 
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BAE Systems and VOP CZ have teamed up to pursue the Czech Republic’s BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle replacement programme. The two companies will combine efforts to deliver the CV90 vehicle for the Czech Land Forces.
 

Denmark selects Nexter's CAESAR 8x8 self-propelled howitzer
 
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The Danish Ministry of Defence has decided that the French company Nexter will supply the country with new artillery systems Caesar 8x8 155mm self-propelled howitzer. Denmark has purchased 15 units of the new system and have an option for 6 more. The deal is about 300 millions Danish Krone. It will replace the 32 US-built M109A3 self-propelled howitzers.
 

Israel Aerospace Industries unveils its ELM-2112FP radar
 
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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is unveiling its ELM-2112FP- persistent surveillance foliage penetration radar, designed to detect threats that could not be identified previously in areas of dense foliage and forestry. Developed by IAI subsidiary, ELTA Systems, the radar has been operationally deployed for several years and will be displayed at the LAAD Defense & Security exhibition in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, April 4-7, 2017.
 

First export contract for Nurol Makina of Turkey with its Edjder Yalcin 4x4 armored in North Africa
 
First export contract for Nurol Makina of Turkey with its Edjder Yalcin 4x4 armored in North Africa 640 001
According a project developer of the Turkish Company Nurol Makina, the Ejder Yalcin 4x4 tactical armoured vehicle will be delivered to an undisclosed customer in North Africa. The export contract was signed with a ministry of defense of North African country after the successful completion of field tests in the desert.
 

MBDA unveils the new Mistral ATLAS-RC short-range air defence system at HOMSEC 2017
 
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As a response to the Spanish MoD’s requirements to modernize its existing Mistral launchers, this new system is based on a remotely controlled turret, equipped with two Mistral missiles and a latest generation thermal sight, capable of being mounted on light armoured vehicles such as the URO VAMTAC ST5, the Spanish Army’s high mobility tactical vehicle.
 

Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicle produced in Brazil is now in service with Lebanese Army
 
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According pictures released on the Facebook account of the Military Vehicles in Lebanon, the Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicle personnel carrier is now in service with the Lebanese armed forces. In July 2015, it was announced that the Iveco plant in Sete Lagoas (Brazil) will produce 10 Guarani armoured vehicles which will be delivered directly to Lebanon without armament.
 

Russian Artillery units of the Western Millitary District receives Tornado-G MLRS
 
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A Russian Western Military District artillery large unit has received two battalion sets of the Tornado-G multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), the district’s press office said.
 

Indian missiles BRAHMOS can boost exports of Indian arms
 
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India is planning to increase its volume of arms export to USD2 billion in 2019, according to the Minister of Defence, Manohar Parrikar. In 2014, it reached INR11 billion [USD164 million], INR15.82 billion [USD236 million] in 2015, and INR20.6 billion [USD307.5 million] in 2016," Parrikar emphasized. According to him, there is a task to increase the volume of India’s defence export to USD2 billion by the end of 2019.
 

Police and Gendarmerie forces of Serbia will receive Milosh and Lazar 3 armoured vehicles
 
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According a statement published by the Serbian government, the Special Anti-Terrorist unit of the Serbian Police will receive six of the new Milosh 4x4 multi-purpose armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by the Serbian State Company Yugoimport, while the Serbian the Serbian Gendarmerie will receive six Lazar 3 8x8 armoured personnel carrier (APC).
 

China eyes new radar-evading military drones
 
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China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, the nation's largest missile-maker, has begun to develop military drones that can evade radar and anti-aircraft weapons.The company is focusing on the development of a long-endurance stealth drone and a near-space drone, said Wei Yiyin, CASIC deputy general manager and a member of the CPPCC National Committee.
 

Abkhaz Armed Forces Discuses modernization plan with Russian Federation
 
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The modernization of the Abkhaz Armed Forces has been discussed at the working meetings of Russian and Abkhaz defense ministry officials in Sukhum, according to the press office of the Abkhaz Defense Ministry.
 

Russian Southern Military District starts using Koleso advanced modular training system
 
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Russia’s Southern Military District has switched over to the Koleso (Russian for wheel) new modular combat training system, acting on orders from the district’s commander, Colonel General Alexander Dvornikov, according to the district’s press office.
 

Artillery unit of Israeli Army will begin field tests of new Skylark 3 UAV Unmanned Aerial System
 
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According the newspaper website Hareetz, artillery unit of Israel Defence Forces will begin field test of the new Skylark 3 UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) manufactured by the Company Elbit Systems. This UAS was unveiled in February 2016 and was presented for the first time to the public during the Singapore Air Show 2016.
 

Chinese LY-80 air defense missile system enters officially in service with Pakistan armed forces
 
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According a statement from the Pakistani military’s public affairs, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has attended an official ceremony to induct new Chinese-made low to medium air defense missile system LY-80 also named HQ-16A in China.
 

Iran launches production line of new Karrar home-made MBT main battle tank
 
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Sunday, March 12, 2017, the Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan has inaugurate the production line of the new home-made Karrar main battle tank at the Bani-Hashem Armor Industrial Complex in Dorud County, Lorestan.
 

FNSS from Turkey will developed ZAHA new tracked amphibious armored for Turkish armed forces
 
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The Turkish Company FNSS has won a contract to produce 27 tracked amphibious armoured vehicles for the Turkish armed forces including personnel carrier, command post and rescue vehicles. To response to this new request, FNSS will developed the ZAHA (Zirhli Amfibi Hücum Araci) a new combat amphibious tracked armoured vehicle.
 

New Land Rover 4x4 vehicle featuring drone technology for Austrian emergency response teams
 
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Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has designed and engineered a custom version of the new Land Rover Discovery for use by the Austrian Red Cross. ‘Project Hero’ was presented to the world’s media for the first time March 7 at the Geneva Motor Show.
 

Supacat associates with Rheinmetall MAN to propose new vehicles for the Dutch Army
 
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Supacat and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Netherlands (RMMV NL) have teamed to offer Dutch-built Supacat Protected Vehicles for the 12kN air assault vehicle (AASLT) and a 12kN light-weight protected vehicle requirements as part of the Defence-wide Wheeled Vehicle Replacement Programme (DVOW) with the Dutch Army.
 

General Atomics achieved development of Next Generation Railgun Pulsed Power Containers
 
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General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has developed a High Energy Pulsed Power Container (HEPPC) that provides twice the energy density than existing railgun pulsed power solutions. The HEPPC can reduce the number of pulsed power containers required to launch projectiles or hybrid missiles from a railgun weapon system, providing greater flexibility for future Navy and Army railgun applications.
 

United States to send 400 additional soldiers including Marines and Rangers to Syria
 
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According American news websites, a team from the 75th Ranger Regiment of U.S. Armed Forces is operating in Syria. Since some few days, U.S. military forces are deployed in Syria to prepare an assault on the city of Raqqa, about 160 kilometres east of Aleppo.
 

U.S. Army launches market research to find industries for NGCV Next Generation Combat Vehicle
 
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The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) has launched market research to find manufacturers or companies who can be interested to find a solutions and collaborate with U.S. army for the development in the Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) DA2 Prototype Project effort.
 

Chaborz special buggy to be produced in Russia at Chechenavto automotive plant
 
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On March 4, the serial production of the Chaborz special buggy was officially launched at the Chechenavto automotive plant in Argun (Chechnya). The light multi-purpose all-terrain vehicle can transport a crew of three servicemen and up to 250 kg of payload in desert, mountain, and steppe terrains. The buggy has been developed by Russia`s engineers; it has passed all trials in the harshest conditions. It can be used as an assault, reconnaissance, medevac, or command vehicle.
 

Lincad signs agreement to supply batteries for the Leonardo Type 163 Laser Target Designator
 
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Lincad, a UK-based leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke batteries, chargers and power management systems, has signed a supply agreement with Leonardo MW to provide batteries, power adaptors and filter adaptors for the Type 163 Laser Target Designator.
 

Revision Military to make new helmets for the US Army
 
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Revision Military has been awarded a contract worth about $98 million to make the latest version of the Advanced Combat Helmet for the U.S. Army. The Newport, Vermont firm is slated to manufacture 293,870 units of the Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II, according to a Defense Department contract announcement.
 

FLIR Systems Receives Delivery Order from the U.S. Department of Defense for DR-SKO Systems
 
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FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today that it has received a delivery order for 50 U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems. The delivery order is under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. The order is valued at $54.2 million, with deliveries extending through the second quarter of 2018.
 

GE Aviation to develop Silicon Carbide Power Electronic for US Army vehicles
 
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GE Aviation announced that it has been awarded a $4.1 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop and demonstrate silicon carbide-based power electronics supporting high-voltage next generation ground vehicle electrical power architecture.
 

U.S. Marines are deployed in Syria with M777 155mm howitzers to support an assault of Raqqa
 
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According the website of The Washington Post, the U.S. Marines attached to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed in Syria with M777 howitzers to establish an artillery base. Some few days ago, U.S. troops with Stryker 8x8 armoured vehicles were seen around the city of Manbij in the Aleppo Governorate, Syria.
 

New Chinese-made IFV infantry fighting vehicle shows on online forum
 
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A picture released February 8, 2017, on Chinese online forum shows a new generation of Chinese-made tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) fitted with a new combat turret armed with a 30mm or 40mm automatic cannon. It could be the successor of the ZBD-04 and ZBD-04A in service with the Chinese armed forces (PLA People's Liberation Army).
 

Finnish Defence Forces purchase Bittium TAC WIN Tactical communication systems
 
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Bittium has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system products, which are meant for tactical communications. The products that were ordered will be delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces during the year 2017.
 

Ukraine continues to promote BTR-3 and BTR-4 armoured personnel carrier to international market
 
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The conflict between the central Ukrainian government and Russian-supported separatists in Ukraine's eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk has effectively placed Ukraine's defense industries on a war footing. (Source Forecast International Weapons Group)
 

Kelvin Hughes launches new drone detection radar
 
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Kelvin Hughes announced it will be launching its new drone detection system at the Home Office Security & Policing exhibition, which is taking place at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, Hampshire, March 7-9. The SMS-D is the first integrated, medium-range, radar-based surveillance system designed for the detection and tracking of small aerial targets.
 

HUGHES selected for GA-ASI "Type-Certifiable" Predator B RPA Platform
 
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has awarded Hughes Network Systems' Defense and Intelligence and Systems Division (DISD) a contract to provide satellite communications on the "Type-Certifiable" Predator B (TCPB) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) system, which provides the basis for the United Kingdom's Protector program.
 

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