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

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann KMW will deliver 7 Leopard 2 Leguan bridge layer to German army 13110161

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann KMW will deliver 7 Leopard 2 Leguan bridge layer to German army
 
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The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have signed an agreement on the procurement of seven Leguan bridge laying systems on the Leopard 2 chassis in Koblenz on 27.10.2016.
 

Textron Systems offers new sensor on Aerosonde Small Unmanned Aircraft System

Textron Systems offers new sensor on Aerosonde Small Unmanned Aircraft System
 
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Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. business, announced today that the company will now offer the TK-7 Firewatch precision survey sensor on the Aerosonde™ Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) after its recent successful demonstration in Blackstone, Va.
 

Deal on S-400 systems confirms dynamic development of Indian-Russian cooperation Tass 3110162

Deal on S-400 systems confirms dynamic development of Indian-Russian cooperation
 
Russia has signed a deal with India for the purchase of S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems 640 001
An intergovernmental agreement on S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile systems signed between Russia and India has shown that the military and technical cooperation between the two countries is developing dynamically, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said.
 

Australia awards L-3 Oceania $232 million contract for night fighting equipment 53110161

Australia awards L-3 Oceania $232 million contract for night fighting equipment
 
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The Australian Defence Force will have the most up to date night fighting equipment available after the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced the project has been given the green light.
 

US Army to test the Bionic Power "Power Walk" kinetic energy harvester in 2017

US Army to test the Bionic Power "Power Walk" kinetic energy harvester in  2017
 
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Today's warfighters may one day find themselves knee-deep in power. The bionic power knee harvester, also known as the PowerWalk, is an energy-harvesting device that is attached to both the upper and lower areas of both legs and generates power from movement. The device is still in development. Field trials will begin in 2017. U.S
 

BAE Systems selected by U.S. Army to modernize an Army ammunition plant for $146.5 Million 72810161

BAE Systems selected by U.S. Army to modernize an Army ammunition plant for $146.5 Million
 
BAE Systems selected by U.S. Army to modernize an Army ammunition plant for 146.5 Million
BAE Systems has been awarded a U.S. Army contract modification valued at $146.5 million to construct and commission a new facility that will increase the capacity for producing insensitive munitions at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tennessee.
 

Orbital ATK's M1061 mortar cartridge receives full material release 52710161

Orbital ATK's M1061 mortar cartridge receives full material release
 
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Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that the U.S. Joint Munitions Command has approved full materiel release (FMR) of the M1061 60mm Mortar cartridge. During the initial phases of development, Orbital ATK produced more than 12,000 M1061 cartridges for the U.S. Army and its customers, 1,000 of which were sent to theater ahead of FMR.
 

The Canadian company INKAS to introduce its new Hudson Armoured Personnel Carrier 72710164

The Canadian company INKAS to introduce its new Hudson Armoured Personnel Carrier
 
The Canadian company INKAS to introduce its new Hudson Armoured Personnel Carrier
INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has announced the new Hudson Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) to join its fleet of special-purpose vehicles. The Hudson APC, based on a Toyota Land Cruiser 79 platform, has been specifically designed for SWAT, law enforcement and border patrol agencies. The vehicle ensures a high level of maneuverability while transporting eight passengers and one turret operator.
 

Kazakhstan military delivered about 5 million rounds of ammunition to Kyrgyzstan 72710163

Kazakhstan military delivered about 5 million rounds of ammunition to Kyrgyzstan
 
Kazakhstan military delivered about 5 million rounds of ammunition o Kyrgyzstan
On Tuesday 26 october, an Army convoy from Kazakhstan has delivered arms and ammunition for the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan as part of the military and technical cooperation between the two countries, 24.kg Kyrgyz news agency reported.
 

Harris unveils its New F5032 Lightweight Night Vision Binocular 72710162

Harris unveils its New F5032 Lightweight Night Vision Binocular
 
Harris unveils its New Lightweight Night Vision Binocular
Harris Corporation has introduced the new F5032 Lightweight Night Vision Binocular that increases a warfighter’s night and low-light capabilities, while helping to reduce eye fatigue on extended missions, and designed with an emphasis on special operations mission.
 

Russia will receive three Polyana-D4M1 command and control systems in November 72710161

Russia will receive three Polyana-D4M1 command and control systems in November
 
Russia will receive three Polyana-D4M1 command and control systems in November
Russia’s Defense Ministry will receive three Polyana-D4M1 air defense missile brigade automated command and control systems in November, CEO of the Radio Plant in Penza in the Volga area Oleg Ratnikov said.
 

Russia unveils its new RS-28 Sarmat ballistic missile 72610161

Russia unveils its new RS-28 Sarmat ballistic missile
 
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Russia's Makeyev State Rocket Centre has published the first images of the RS-28 Sarmat. It's the newest heavy liquid-propelled intercontinental ballistic missile currently being co-developed for the Russian military by NPO Mashinostroyeniya in Reutov (Moscow Region) and the Makeyev State Missile Centre in Miass, in order to replace the world’s largest ballistic missile, the Voyevoda.
 

US State Dept. approves $75 M deal with UAE for exercise support 52610162

US State Dept. approves $75 M deal with UAE for exercise support
 
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The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for exercise participation support. The estimated cost is $75 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 21, 2016.
 

Barrett Communications awarded US$ 11.5 million contract to the Bangladesh Army 52610161

Barrett Communications awarded US$ 11.5 million contract to the Bangladesh Army
 
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Barrett Communications is pleased to announce a recently awarded contract with the Bangladesh Ministry of Defence (MoD). The contract is valued at AUD$15 million and is for tactical radio communications equipment for the Bangladesh Army.
 

Defence Ministry of India has given the green light for the purchase of U.S. M777 155mm howitzers 12510162

Defence Ministry of India has given the green light for the purchase of U.S. M777 155mm howitzers
 
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The Defence Ministry of India has reportedly given the green light for the purchase of American-made M777 Lightweight 155mm howitzer. The purchase of these guns will take place under the US Foreign Military Sales program and will cost India around $750 million.
 

Egyptian and Russian paratroopers participated together in the first Friendship Defenders 2016 drills 72510164

Egyptian and Russian paratroopers participated together in the first Friendship Defenders 2016 drills
 
Egyptian Russian paratroopers participated together in the first Friendship Defenders 2016 drills
Russian and Egyptian paratroopers have performed a combined airdropping operation and destroyed notional terrorists in a seized settlement during the Friendship Defenders 2016 exercise, Colonel Andrei Belyakov, commander of the Russian contingent involved in the maneuvers, said.
 

Russia has successfully launched an RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile 72510163

Russia has successfully launched an RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile
 
Russia has successfully launched an RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile
Russia’s Strategic Missile Force has successfully test-fired an RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Orenburg Region in the south Urals at a practice range on Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
 

Iran tested its first home-made Active Protection System (APS) mounted on Zolfaqar tanks 72510162

Iran tested its first home-made Active Protection System (APS) mounted on Zolfaqar tanks
 
Iran tested its first home-made Active Protection System APS mounted on Zolfaqar tanks
On last wednesday, the Iranian Army tested its first home-made Active Protection System (APS) mounted on Zolfaqar tanks An APS is a system (usually for a military application) designed to prevent line-of-sight guided anti-tank missiles/projectiles from acquiring and/or destroying a target using radars. The home-made APS has been produced and tested based on the pulse-doppler radar system and its weapon is also of firewall type.
 

China and Pakistan hold anti-terrorism training exercise at Pakistani anti-terrorism training center 12510161

China and Pakistan hold anti-terrorism training exercise at Pakistani anti-terrorism training center
 
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The "Friendship-2016" joint anti-terrorism training of the Chinese and Pakistani armies was held at Pakistani national anti-terrorism training center on October 18. Each side assigned 120 soldiers to participate in the training. The Chinese team was composed by the commandos of a special operations brigade of the PLA 21st Group Army, and the Pakistani team was comprised of the SSG commandos of a special operations brigade.
 

UK Armed Forces will increase their support to a NATO force in Kosovo 52510162

UK Armed Forces will increase their support to a NATO force in Kosovo
 
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A team of nearly 30 UK troops will travel to Eastern Europe early next year to join the NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR). KFOR’s mission is to maintain safety, security and freedom of movement in Kosovo.
 

Lithuania and Norway sign agreement on procurement of components and missiles of NASAMS 52510161

Lithuania and Norway sign agreement on procurement of components and missiles of NASAMS
 
Lithuania and Norway sign agreement on procurement of components and missiles of NASAMS
On October 20 Lithuania signed a technical agreement with Norway on procurement of launchers and missiles of mid-range Norwegian advanced surface to air missile system (NASAMS).
 

Danish CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles to be equipped with BAE Battle Management Systems 72510161

Danish CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles to be equipped with BAE Battle Management Systems
 
Danish CV90 Fighting Vehicles to be equipped with BAE Battle Management Systems
BAE Systems has signed a contract with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) for the installation of Denmark-specific battle management radio systems across its fleet of 44 CV9035 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV).
 

French Firefighters sponsored by Army Recognition at World Firefighter Combat Challenge in U.S. 12510161

French Firefighters sponsored by Army Recognition at World Firefighter Combat Challenge in U.S.
 
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The Belgian Company Army Recognition sponsors the French team of firefighters of TFA team Strasbourg during the World Firefighter combat challenge which takes place in Montgomery, Alabama, United States from the 24 to 29 October 2016.
 

Iran unveils two new military radars dubbed Matla’-ol-Fajr 3 and Meraj 4 12410161

Iran unveils two new military radars dubbed Matla’-ol-Fajr 3 and Meraj 4
 
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Iran’s Defense Ministry on Saturday, October 22, 2016, unveiled new aerial navigation and tracking systems, including two military radars. The new products were unveiled at a ceremony in the southwestern city of Shiraz, attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.
 

Russia and India signed several agreements to enhance their military-technical cooperation 72410161

Russia and India signed several agreements to enhance their military-technical cooperation
 
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The negotiations between the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin and India`s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during the recent BRICS summit in Goa (India) have resulted in signing of several mutual military-technical cooperation (MTC) agreements, according to the Vedomosti newspaper.
 

First battalion of BUK-M3 new air defense system has been delivered to the Russian army 12310165

First battalion of BUK-M3 new air defense system has been delivered to the Russian army
 
First battalion of BUK-M3 new air defense missile system has been delivered to the Russian army 640 001
According a video footage released on Internet, October 23, 2016, the Russian armed forces have taken delivery of the first battalion of new BUK-M3 9K317M SAM air defense missile system during the 3 quarter of 2016.
 

Russian Ministry of Defense will purchase 40 Berkut TTM-1901 heated-cab snowmobiles TASS 12410161

Russian Ministry of Defense will purchase 40 Berkut TTM-1901 heated-cab snowmobiles
 
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Russian manufacturer NPO Transport in Nizhny Novgorod will supply the Russian Defense Ministry with 40 heated-cab snowmobiles Berkut TTM-1901 for operations in the Arctic, the regional authorities said, referring to the manufacturer.
 

More than 5,000 soldiers of Russian armed forces will take part in military exercise in Polar Region TASS 12310163

More than 5,000 soldiers of Russian armed forces will take part in military exercise in Polar Region
 
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More than 5,000 soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces Northern Fleet’s coastal defense and ground forces will take part in an exercise in the Polar Region, the fleet’s press office said.
 

U.S. airborne troops seek to replace old Humvee by Oshkosh L-ATV Light All-Terrain Vehicle 12310162

U.S. airborne troops seek to replace old Humvee by Oshkosh L-ATV Light All-Terrain Vehicle
 
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American airborne troops seek to replace old Humvee 4x4 light tactical vehicle by Oshkosh Defense Light Combat All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV). For more than 30 years, the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle has been the go-to vehicle for U.S. forces wishing to put boots and tires on the ground.
 

Russian Company Tractor Plants Group plans to test new Kurganets-25 tracked armoured in 2017 12310161

Russian Company Tractor Plants Group plans to test new Kurganets-25 tracked armoured in 2017
 
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Russia’s Tractor Plants Group is planning to start testing armored vehicles based on the advanced Kurganets-25 tracked combat platform in 2017, the group’s press office told TASS. Currently, there is two variants of Kurganets-25, the BTR (armoured personnel carrier) and the BMP (armoured infantry fighting vehicle).
 

The French Renault VAB armoured vehicle in service since 40 years 12010162

The French Renault VAB armoured vehicle in service since 40 years
 
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40 years ago the five hundred year old 1st Infantry Regiment welcomed the first armoured vanguard vehicle (Véhicule de l'avant blindé VAB) into its ranks, from the outset making it the centre of operations. The faithful servant of past operations, it is now ensuring the smooth introduction of the Scorpion Programme.
 

Chinese army to organize Unmanned Ground System Challenge Conquer Obstacle 2016 12010161

Chinese army to organize Unmanned Ground System Challenge Conquer Obstacle 2016
 
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The Unmanned Ground System Challenge, code-named "Conquer Obstacle - 2016" and sponsored by the Equipment Department of the PLA Army, concluded in Beijing on October 18.
 

French Nexter VBCI 8x8 armored infantry fighting vehicle can be used for a wide range of missions 11910162

French Nexter VBCI 8x8 armored infantry fighting vehicle can be used for a wide range of missions
 
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At Euronaval, naval and maritime defence exhibition in Paris (France), French Company Nexter is emphasising the VBCI's overseas projection and landing capability. The vehicle is qualified on the A400M Atlas aircraft and demonstrated its ability to be transported by air in 2015.
 

MEADS International submitted final proposal to Germany for its new air defense missile system 11810161

MEADS International submitted final proposal to Germany for its new air defense missile system
 
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Lockheed Martin from U.S., with MBDA Germany and Italian Company Leonardo submitted the final proposal to Germany to develop Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS). Germany last year chose the MEADS, made by MBDA and Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), over Raytheon Co's (RTN.N) Patriot system.
 

Company KrAZ from Ukraine unveils new 4x4 armoured vehicle Hulk at defense exhibition in Kiev 11710165

Company KrAZ from Ukraine unveils new 4x4 armoured vehicle Hulk at defense exhibition in Kiev
 
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The Company KrAZ from Ukraine unveils a new 4x4 armoured vehicle named Hulk based on the KrAZ-5233 military truck chassis. It's a new 4x4 non-standard model added to the family of KrAZ heavy armored off-road vehicles.
 

For 2017 Lithuania will invest 25.8% more than the National Defence Budget in 2016 11710164

For 2017 Lithuania will invest 25.8% more than the National Defence Budget in 2016
 
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Draft Law on the Approval of Financial Indicators of the State Budget and Municipal Budgets submitted for consideration at the Government of million, or 1.80 percent of GDP (according to the macroeconomic indicator forecast of the Ministry of Finance, updated on 12 September 2016), which is by EUR 148.3 million or 25.8 percent more than the National Defence Budget 2016.
 

40 British army soldiers were sent in Tunisia to provide training on intelligence and surveillance 11710163

40 British army soldiers were sent in Tunisia to provide training on intelligence and surveillance
 
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The British Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon has announced that a Short Term Training Team of around 40 UK military personnel has arrived in Tunisia to provide training on Operational Planning, Intelligence and Surveillance and mobile patrolling, which will help Tunisia counter illegal cross-border movement, particularly from neighbouring Libya.
 

Oshkosh Defense has delivered 7 JLTV vehicles to US Army and Marine Corps for testing 11710162

Oshkosh Defense has delivered 7 JLTV vehicles to US Army and Marine Corps for testing
 
Oshkosh Defense has delivered 7 JLTV vehicles to US Army and Marine Corps for testing 640 001
The first seven JLTVs (joint light tactical vehicles) were turned over to the Army and Marine Corps in late September by Oshkosh Defense for testing at different sites around the force. In addition to testing at Yuma, the vehicles will undergo testing for cyber integration of command, control, communications and intelligence at the Electronics Proving Ground on Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
 

UK has selected the German Boxer as future 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle for British army 11710161

UK has selected the German Boxer as future 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle for British army
 
UK has selected the German Boxer as future 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle for British army 640 001
According a report from The Times website, United Kingdom have taken the decision to purchase 800 Boxer 8x8 wheeled armoured infantry vehicles from the German Company ARTEC GmBH, a Joint Venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles and Rheinmetall Military Vehicles Nederland.
 

India has signed a deal with Russia for the purchase of S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems 11610163

India has signed a deal with Russia for the purchase of S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems
 
Russia has signed a deal with India for the purchase of S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems 640 001
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, Russia and India signed a deal on the deliveries of S-400 Triumf air defense systems and other equipment to India. The Russia-India deal on the deliveries of S-400 Triumf air defense systems is a multibillion-dollar contract, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday, October 16, 2016.
 

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