September 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Indian Army to test indigenous rifle until the end of year 43009153

Indian Army to test indigenous rifle until the end of year
 
Indian Army to test indigenous rifle until end of year

The Indian Army Chief of Staff, General Dalbir Singh, has been pushing forward the development of the indigenous rifle Excalibur 5.56x45 mm manufactured by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), ahead of the formal tries the next three months.

 

Iraq and Saudi Arabia plan to acquire BMP-3 armoured infantry fighting vehicles from Russia 13009155

Iraq and Saudi Arabia plan to acquire BMP-3 armoured infantry fighting vehicles from Russia
 
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Iraq plans to acquire 500 and Saudi Arabia 950 BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles from Russia, Albert Bakov, first vice president and co-owner of the Tractor Works Concern, the manufacturer of this armoured vehicle. The BMP-3 is in service with many countries including United Arab Emirates, Cyprus, Indonesia, Kuwait and South Korea.
 

Russia and India could develop a new generation of armoured infantry fighting vehicle 13009151

Russia and India could develop a new generation of armoured infantry fighting vehicle
 
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Russia and India are considering co-development of a new generation infantry fighting vehicle at an Indian enterprise, Albert Bakov, first vice president and co-owner of the Tractor Plants Concern, told TASS on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
 

Russia has carried out its first airstrike in Syria near the city of Homs 13009151

Russia has carried out its first airstrike in Syria near the city of Homs
 
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According CNN, Russia has conducted its first airstrike in Syria, near the city of Homs. Today, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament has unanimously given a formal consent to President Putin to use the nation’s military in Syria to fight terrorism at a request from the Syrian President Bashar Assad.
 

US Special Operations Forces to receive Harris' new specialized handeld tactical radios 23009153

US Special Operations Forces to receive Harris' new specialized handeld tactical radios
 
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Harris Corporation has been awarded a single-source IDIQ contract with a ceiling value of $390 million to supply a new specialized handheld tactical radio to U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF). The IDIQ contract consists of a five-year base and an additional one-year option.
 

Larsen and Toubro selected to supply 100 self-propelled howitzers to the Indian Army 23009152

Larsen and Toubro selected to supply 100 self-propelled howitzers to the Indian Army
 
Larsen and Toubro selected to supply 100 self propelled howitzers to the Indian Army 640 001
India is finally set to get its own mobile howitzers that will reverse the longheld Pakistani battlefield edge on artillery guns. The guns Pakistan have were supplied by the US ostensibly for the 'war on terror'. In a deal that would also fit the 'Make in India' mandate, domestic manufacturer Larsen and Toubro has emerged as the finalist for a $750-million contract to supply 100 self-propelled artillery guns to the Indian Army.
 

Saab to supply new advanced training system for the Austrian army 23009151

Saab to supply new advanced training system for the Austrian army
 
Saab to supply new advanced training system for the Austrian army 640 001
The Swedish defence and security company Saab has today signed a contract with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence to supply a new advanced training system for the Austrian army. The order value is approximately SEK180 million ($21.5 mn) and deliveries are planned from 2015 to 2018. Production will take place in Huskvarna.
 

Canadian Rangers select Finnish C-19 Sako rifle to replace old hunting rifle 13009151

Canadian Rangers select Finnish C-19 Sako rifle to replace old hunting rifle
 
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The Canadian Rangers are bidding adieu to the hunting rifle that has served them well for nearly 70 years and reactions to its replacement are positive. The new prototype rifle, the C-19, was designed by Finland’s Sako, based on its Tikka T3 CTR model. Manufacturing will be done by Colt Canada.
 

Moog Inc. and DRS Technologies present the new RIwP during a live fire demo 42909152

Moog Inc. and DRS Technologies present the new RIwP during a live fire demo
 
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Moog Inc. Space and Defense Group and its defense-industry partner, DRS Technologies, introduced today to the market the Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) during a live fire demonstration at Redstone Arsenal.

 

Lithuania officially purchases 21 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers from the German Army 22909153

Lithuania officially purchases 21 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers from the German Army
 
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Lithuania will purchase self-propelled howitzers from the German Army, the Lithuanian defense ministry announced on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The Lithuanian Armed Forces will obtain 21 PzH2000 155 mm self-propelled howitzers that have been used by the German army.
 

SAAB presents a new urban warfare configuration of its Barracuda MCS camouflage solution 12909155

SAAB presents a new urban warfare configuration of its Barracuda MCS camouflage solution
 
SAAB presents a new urban warfare configuration of its Barracuda MCS camouflage solution 640 001
The demand for advanced signature management during operations in urban environments is constantly growing. Now Saab presents a new configuration of the Barracuda MCS system to meet these needs. With this improved camouflage solution adapted for urban warfare Saab has taken the first steps into the future of camouflage solutions.
 

Harris Corporation receives FMS from multiple countries for tactical communication systems 22909152

Harris Corporation receives FMS from multiple countries for tactical communication systems
 
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Harris Corporation has been awarded a $65,669,054 firm-fixed-price, incrementally funded foreign military sales contract from Ukraine, Lithuania, Lebanon, Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Ethiopia with options for Harris tactical communication systems, the US Department of Defense announced on Sep. 25, 2015.
 

General Dynamics to convert 150 Moroccan M1A1 MBTs to the Situational Awareness configuration 22909151

General Dynamics to convert 150 Moroccan M1A1 MBTs to the Situational Awareness configuration
 
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General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $358,000,000 foreign military sales contract for conversion of 150 M1A1 main battle tanks of the Royal Moroccan Army to the M1A1 situational awareness configuration, the US Department of Defense announced yesterday Sept. 28, 2015.
 

Special Forces troops of Ukraine will be trained by U.S. army instructors 12909153

Special Forces troops of Ukraine will be trained by U.S. army instructors
 
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Instructors from the United States will start training Ukrainian special-operations troops this November, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said.
 

Leader of 50 countries to strengthen and modernize capabilities of UN peacekeeping forces 12909152

Leader of 50 countries to strengthen and modernize capabilities of UN peacekeeping forces
 
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Leaders of more than 50 countries gathered for a summit on United Nations peacekeeping operations today to pledge new commitments and strengthen existing capabilities, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon saying “the demand for peacekeeping has never been greater.”
 

United States to provide more support to United Nations Peace Operations 12909151

United States to provide more support to United Nations Peace Operations
 
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The United States will provide much more support to U.N. peacekeeping efforts, President Barack Obama said September 28, 2015, at the United Nations in New York. As the president spoke to the U.N. General Assembly, the White House released a memo he signed pledging more support to United Nations Peace Operations.
 

BAE Systems delivered the first four ARCHER 155mm 6x6 self-propelled howitzer to Swedish army 12809154

BAE Systems delivered the first four ARCHER 155mm 6x6 self-propelled howitzer to Swedish army
 
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BAE Systems delivered the first four ARCHER 155mm 52 caliber wheeeld self-propelled howitzer to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, during a handover ceremony at the company’s Karlskoga, Sweden facility September 23, 2015.
 

Colt Defense and Magpul joined forces on the LE6920MPS rifle 42809155

Colt Defense and Magpul joined forces on the LE6920MPS rifle
 
Colt Defense and Magpul joined forces on the LE6920MPS rifle

Colt Defense firearms industry has joined forces with Magpul to offer an upgrade of the M4 and M16 rifles in the Magpul Edition series. It offers a customized solution for the user while retaining the rifle’s design as a combat system.

 

United States plans to relocate 30,000 marines in Asia-Pacific to reduce reaction time 12809153

United States plans to relocate 30,000 marines in Asia-Pacific to reduce reaction time
 
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In the face of China's growing presence in the South China Sea, the United States Marine Corps is moving ahead with plans to eventually place nearly 15% of the service's personnel in Hawaii and beyond, reports Duowei News, a US-based Chinese political news outlet.
 

UK is about to send 370 soldiers in South Sudan and Somalia to fight terrorism threat 22809153

UK is about to send 370 soldiers in South Sudan and Somalia to fight terrorism threat
 
UK is about to send 370 soldiers in South Sudan and Somalia to fight terrorism threat 640 001 Hundreds of British soldiers will be sent to Africa to help counter the threat of Islamist extremists in the region, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said. The Prime Minister announced up to 300 soldiers will be deployed in South Sudan as part of a peace-keeping mission while a further 70 will be sent to Somalia to support attempts to defeat the terrorist group Al-Shabab.
 

Oshkosh receives FMS from multiple countries for 84 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles 22809153

 Oshkosh receives FMS from multiple countries for 84 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles
 
Oshkosh receives FMS from multipl countries for 84 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles 640 001 The US military vehicles manufacturer Oshkosh Defense LLC won a $21,774,963 foreign military sales contract (Djibouti, Jordan, Kenya, Tunisia, Uganda, Ethiopia) for an additional 84 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles and 59 B-kits (supplemental armor). The vehicles are to be delivered to Djibouti, Jordan, Kenya, Tunisia, Uganda, Ethiopia with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2017.
 

Colt Defense and FN America win a $212mn contract from US Army for M4 and M4A1 assault rifles 22809152

Colt Defense and FN America win a $212mn contract from US Army for M4 and M4A1 assault rifles
 
Colt Defense and FN America win a 220mn contract from US Army for M4 and M4A1 assault rifles 640 001 The US-based company Colt Defense LLC; and FN America LLC, part of Belgian Herstal Group, have been awarded a $212,000,000 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract for M4 and M4A1 carbines for the Army and others, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 24, 2020, the US Department of Defense announced on September 25, 2015.
 

Textron Systems to deliver 55 more Mobile Strike Force vehicles to the Afghan National Army 22807151

 Textron Systems to deliver 55 more Mobile Strike Force vehicles to the Afghan National Army
 
Textron Systems to deliver 55 more Mobile Strike Force vehicles to the Afghan National Army 640 001 Textron Marine & Land Systems has been awarded a $56,176,864 foreign military sales contract for 55 Mobile Strike Force vehicles with related fielding hardware and field service representative services for system deprocessing. The 55 MSF vehicles are to be delivered to Afghanistan's National Army. Work will be performed in Slidell, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of April 28, 2016.
 

METKA contracted to manufacture Patriot system major subassemblies 42809152

METKA contracted to manufacture Patriot system major subassemblies
 
METKA contracted to manufacture Patriot system major subassemblies 

METKA is pleased to announce the further extension of its manufacturing activity for major subassemblies of the Patriot Air and Missile Defence System, for export markets. More specifically, Intracom Defense Electronics, in the framework of its agreement with Raytheon Company, has contracted METKA to manufacture, assemble and deliver semi-trailers and launcher platforms for an undisclosed customer.

 

U.S. to donate additional $59 million of border security equipment to the Lebanese army 12809152

U.S. to donate additional $59 million of border security equipment to the Lebanese army
 
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U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale announced Wednesday, September 23, 2015, additional funds for the military and expressed his country’s ongoing support for the Lebanese army. Following a meeting Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail he said : “I am very pleased to announce today that my government is donating an additional $59 million worth of border security equipment for the army.
 

China have joined Russia and Iran to protect the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad 12809151

China have joined Russia and Iran to protect the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
 
China have joined Russian and Iran to protect the regime of Syrina President Bashar al-Assad 640 001
According the International Business Times, Chinese troops have joined Russia and Iran to protect the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A report claims that a Chinese naval vessel carrying dozens of "military advisors" is on its way to Syria and the Chinese troops will then join with the "hundreds" of Russian soldiers.
 

Today France has launched first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria 12709154

Today France has launched first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria
 
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Sunday, September 29, 2015, France has carried out its first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. France, which has so far only taken part in strikes in Iraq, began reconnaissance flights over Syria earlier this month in order to gather information on Islamic State positions.
 

Poland agrees to create an United States anti-missile base in the country city of Redzikowo 12709153

Poland agrees to create an United States anti-missile base in the country city of Redzikowo
 
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Poland’s lower house of parliament has given the green light to the country’s president to ratify a technical agreement on establishing a US anti-missile base in Redzikowo. Under the NATO-backed plan, the facility should be operational by 2018.
 

Russia has new idea of railway armed with ballistic missile with higher technological level 12709152

Russia has new idea of railway armed with ballistic missile with higher technological level
 
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Russia is ready to come back with the idea of railway armed with ballistic missile but on a higher technological level which will make them even more untraceable now. Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces are preparing to revive railroad-based missiles and counter the US’s Conventional Prompt Global Strike concept.
 

Estonia plans to spend more money for its defense budget with an increase of 37 millions euros 12709151

Estonia plans to spend more money for its defense budget with an increase of 37 millions euros
 
Estonia plans to spend more money for its defense budget with an increase of 37 millions euros 640 001
Estonia plans to spend 449 million euros ($503 million) on defense in 2016, an increase of 37 million euros compared to 2015, according to the defense ministry press service.
 

Russian TOR-M2U air defense missile system now able to engage aerial targets when is moving 12609153

Russian TOR-M2U air defense missile system now able to engage aerial targets when is moving
 
Russian TOR-M2U air defense missile system now able to engage aerial targets when is moving 640 001
Russia has successfully conducted live fire tests of its advanced Tor-M2U surface-to-air missile system. For the first time, the TOR missile system was successfully tested during firing from moving position.
 

OSCE announced a tender for UAV services in Ukraine 42509154

OSCE announced a tender for UAV services in Ukraine
 
OSCE announced a tender for UAV services in Ukraine

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has announced a tender for UAV services for its Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. The Invitation to Bid will expire on 9 October 2015.

 

Ukraine and NATO strengthen their ties with new agreements 42509153

Ukraine and NATO strengthen their ties with new agreements
 
Ukraine and NATO strengthen their ties with new agreements

Ukraine and NATO expanded their defence ties by signing new agreements on Tuesday. During NATO General Secretary’s visit to Kiev, the two sides agreed on the support of the country’s Armed Forces. However, Ukrainian officials were clear on the fact that they will pursue a full membership status within the Alliance.

 

Rheinmetall to manufacture turret structure of AJAX reconnaissance fighting vehicle for British army 12509155

Rheinmetall to manufacture turret structure of AJAX reconnaissance fighting vehicle for British army
 
Rheinmetall to manufacture turret structure of AJAX reconnaissance fighting vehicle for British army 640 001
Lockheed Martin UK has contracted with Rheinmetall’s Defence arm to manufacture the turret structures for the British Army’s new Scout SV Reconnaissance vehicle noxw called AJAX. The order, issued in London, is worth a total of €130 million and covers production of up to 245 units. Rheinmetall also participated significantly in the preceeding technical demonstration phase.
 

US Army selected NGC to develop new ARL-E Long-Range Radar 42509152

US Army selected NGC to develop new ARL-E Long-Range Radar
 
US Army selected NGC to develop new ARL E Long Range Radar

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the U.S. Army to develop the Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) Long-Range Radar.

 

U.S. Army has tested the German-made Rheinmetall Wiesel 2 light airborne armoured vehicle 12509152

U.S. Army has tested the German-made Rheinmetall Wiesel 2 light airborne armoured vehicle
 
US Army has tested the German-made Rheinmetall Wiesel 2 light airborne tracked armoured vehicle 640 001
According the website DodBuzz, U.S. Army has tested the German-made Wiesel 2 light airborne armoured vehicle. The vehicle was tested during two weeks at Fort Benning, Georgia in August along with five other companies as part of the Army’s effort to equip cavalry squadrons a light reconnaissance vehicle.
 

Harris Corporation wins $21 mn order from Latin America country for Falcon III tactical radios 22509153

 Harris Corporation wins $21 mn order from Latin America country for Falcon III tactical radios
 
Harris Corporation wins 21 mn order from Latin America country for Falcon III tactical radios 640 001 Harris Corporation has received a $21 million order from a Latin American nation for Falcon III® tactical radios that will be used to establish high data rate networks as part of a military communications modernization program, the US-based company announced Thursday September 24th, 2015. 
 

BAE Systems to provide US Army with 90,000 more lightweight body armors 22509152

 BAE Systems to provide US Army with 90,000 more lightweight body armors
 
BAE Systems to provide US Army with 90 000 more body armors 640 001 The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract modification worth $45 million for the low-rate initial production of lightweight torso and side body armor that protects soldiers while reducing their carrying load. The modification was awarded under the Soldier Protection System Vital Torso Protection program, which represents the future in lightweight, high-performance hard body armor.
 

Thales-Raytheon Systems receives FMS from Latvia for Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 radar systems 22509151

 Thales-Raytheon Systems receives FMS from Latvia for Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 radar systems
 
Thales Raytheon Systems receives FMS from Latvia for Sentinel AN MPQ 64F1 radar systems 640 001 Thales-Raytheon Systems has been awarded a $22,732,500 foreign military sales contract to provide Latvia with Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 radars, spares, interactive electronic technical manuals, test equipment, associated equipment, Sentinel operator training, and Sentinel maintainer training. Work will be performed in Latvia with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2016.
 

Finland to equip its Leopard 2 MBTs with Intracom’s WiSPR 42509151

Finland to equip its Leopard 2 MBTs with Intracom’s WiSPR
 
Finland to equip its Leopard 2 MBTs with Intracom’s WiSPR

WiSPR (Wideband Intercom & Secure Packet Radio) was selected to equip the Leopard2-A6 fleet of the Finnish Army as its intercommunications platform. WiSPR is designed, developed and produced by IDE (INTRACOM Defense Electronics), in its facilities in Greece. 



 

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