April 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
BMD-4M and BTR-MDM airborne armoured vehicles enter officially in service with Russian army
 
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Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has officially brought into service BMD-4M Sadovnitsa (Gardener) airborne infantry fighting vehicle (AIFV) and BTR-MDM Rakushka (Shell) armoured personnel carrier (APC) developed by the Tractor Plants concern, according to a Russian military source.
 

Russian Ministry of Defense has started trials of United 40 UAV developed in United Arab Emirates
 
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Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has started the trials of United 40 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a source in Russian defense industry.
 

Rostec expects a decision on the AK-12 by the end of year
 
Rostec expects a decision on the AK-12 by the end of year Kalashnikov, a Rostec company, has announced that it is ready to provide the first batch of the new assault rifles. Rostec’s CEO, Sergei Chemezov, said that the first AK-12 and AK-15 will be delivered to the Ministry of Defence, and that a final decision on whether they will officially enter service is expected in this year.
 

Turkey moves forward on the anti-tank weapons vehicles programme
 
Turkey moves forward on the anti tank weapons vehicles programme Turkey is moving forward with the acquisition plan for the new anti-tank weapons vehicles programme. The Turkish Defence Industry Undersecretariat (SSM) decided on 9 March and announced on 30 March that the project will continue with the contract negotiations taking place with FNSS as the provider of the platforms.
 

Rheinmetall to equip German Army with new laser duel simulators
 
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Rheinmetall AG has won an important procurement order from the Bundeswehr worth just under €20 million. The Düsseldorf-based Group will be supplying the German Army Combat Training Centre, or GÜZ, with a new generation of equipment for staging combat training exercises. Located in the Altmark district of Saxony-Anhalt, the GÜZ is one of the world’s most advanced major training areas.
 

Libyan Army has take delivery of several 4x4 Panthera T6 armoured personnel carrier from UAE
 
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According the Libyan Herald newspaper and te website DefenseNews, The Libyan National Army (LNA) has taken delivery of several wheeled Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) and military pick-up trucks donated by the UAE (United Arab Emirates).
 

AeroVironment begins production of Switchblade Tactical Missile System upgrade
 
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AeroVironment, Inc. announced on April 28, it has developed a block upgrade, designated Block 10C, to its already fielded Switchblade™ Tactical Missile system. The Digital Data Link (DDL) incorporated into Block 10C provides a stable and secure encrypted communication link that enables more efficient use of existing frequency bands and significantly reduces the likelihood of signal interception.
 

Proekt-Technika Corporation develops mobile headquarters for Russian Armed Forces
 
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A mobile headquarters (HQ) has been developed in Russia to facilitate staff officers’ work in the field, Shavasp Kalashyan, chairman of the board, Proekt-Technika Corporation, told journalists on Thursday, April 28.
 

Bundeswehr to set up cyber warfare forces
 
Bundeswehr to set up cyber warfare forces The German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has announced on 27 April the plans to establish a new ministry department with its own budget that will oversee the structuring of Bundeswehr’s cyber forces. The new directorate will be headed by an inspectorate at the rank of lieutenant general and will have units from all the Services under its command.
 

Russia and India agreed to hold joint military exercises Indra-2016
 
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Russia and India have agreed to hold the Indra-2016 joint military exercises and will decide on their dates in May, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Eastern Military District’s press service said Thursday.
 

US Army to acquire new Smiths Detection chemical detectors
 
US Army to acquire new Smiths Detection chemical detectors  The US Army will acquire new chemical detectors from Smiths Detection. The USD17.2 million contract is a follow-on production order from the US Army, under the Defense Department’s Joint Chemical Agent Detector programme.
 

US Strategic Command readies for Exercise Global Lightning
 
US Strategic Command readies for Exercise Global Lightning The US Strategic Command is preparing for the annual Global Lightning exercise, which will involve forces from all of the nine Commands. The exercise starting on Saturday will test and project Pentagon’s deterrent capability against a series of global threats.
 

General Atomics demonstrated its Blitzer railgun at US Army’s MFIX
 
General Atomics demonstrated its Blitzer railgun at US Army s MFIX  General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems demonstrated the Blitzer electromagnetic railgun system at the US Army’s Maneuver and Fires Integration Experiment (MFIX). MFIX is an annual event taking place at the Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
 

Romania, Ukraine and Bulgaria consider setting up a joint brigade
 
Romania Ukraine and Bulgaria consider setting up a joint brigade Romania, Ukraine and Bulgaria are in discussions to set up a joint military brigade, according to a statement made by the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, during the meeting with his Romanian counterpart Klaus Johannis. 
 

Russia to set up a new motor rifle division near Smolensk in west region
 
Russia-to-set-up-a-new-motor-rifle-division-near-Smolensk-in-west-region-640-001 A new motor rifle division with its headquarters in Yelnya in the Smolensk Region in west Russia is currently being set up, Chief of Russia’s General Staff Main Operations Department Lieutenant-General Sergei Rudskoi said on Wednesday.
 

Northrop Grumman to be awarded $83 million for a logistics support contract for the Hunter UAV
 
Northrup-Grumman-to-be-awarded-83-million-for-a-logistics-support-contract-for-the-Hunter-UAV-640-001 Northrup Grumman Technical Services was awarded a $83 million modification contract for logistics support for the Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System. Work will be performed in Arizona and in Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of Oct. 30, 2016, US Department of Defense stated Tuesday.
 

Darpa awarded contracts to 8 companies to develop the future fighting vehicle
 
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For its Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program, the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) recently awarded contracts to eight companies to develop potentially groundbreaking technologies that would make future fighting vehicles more mobile, effective, safe and affordable.

 

 

Lincad to supply LIPS batteries and power management systems to the Australian Defence Force
 
Lincad-to-supply-LIPS-batteries-chargers-and-power-management-systems-to-the-Australian-Defence-Force-640001 Lincad, a leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke batteries, chargers and power management systems, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a significant contract to supply its LIPS (lithium-ion power system) batteries to the Australian Defence Force.
 

Russian Company VPK develops new BMM armoured medevac vehicle
 
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Russian Military Industrial Company (Russian acronym: VPK) has developed new BMM medical evacuation vehicle (medevac) based on BTR-80 armoured personnel carrier (APC), according to the VPK`s official spokeperson.
 

BAE Systems will convert 36 M88A1 recovery vehicles of US army to M88A2 standard
 
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The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract modification worth $109.7 million to convert 36 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation Systems (HERCULES) configuration. The conversions allow the M88A2s to recover the Army's heaviest vehicles, such as tanks, without the assistance of another vehicle.
 

Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer to fire GLONASS-guided shells
 
Koalitsiya SV self propelled howitzer to fire GLONASS guided shells  The Russian Army 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV 152mm self-propelled howitzers will be equipped with GLONASS-guided ammunition, according to a report by Rossiskaya Gazetta, quoting Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Mikhail Osyko.
 

US to deploy high-mobility rocket system (HIMARS) to Turkey-Syria border
 
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According to RT, the US plans to deploy its High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) to Turkey to help fight Islamic State in Syria, Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu has told local media. The deployment is part of an agreement to seal off the bordering Manbji region.
 

Nicaraguan Armed Forces to receive Russian-made T-72B1 Main Battle Tanks
 
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Nicaraguan Armed Forces will receive a batch of Russian T-72B1 main battle tanks (MBT), according to a Russian defense industry source.
 

Iran will continue to send military advisors in Syria to support Syrian government
 
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Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Abdolrahim Moussavi announced that the country will continue dispatching volunteer military advisors to Syria. Iran is providing Iraq and Syria with military advisory and humanitarian aid in their fight against terrorist groups.
 

Elbit Systems Ltd awarded $20 million contract for the supply of tactical mobile radios
 
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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced on April 26, that it was awarded an approximately $20 million contract from a Western European country for the supply of tactical mobile radios, from the new and advanced E-LynX™ Software Defined Radios(“SDR”) family.The contract will be performed over a three-year period.
 

Canada sets up Leopard 2 tank maintenance facility
 
Canada sets up Leopard 2 tank maintenance facility The Canadian Army has inaugurated a new maintenance facility for its KMW Leopard 2 main battle tanks, at the 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown. The 1,740 square metres maintenance and storage facility, consisting of various departments, had a total cost of CAD6.7 million.
 

Turkey plans to develop its local-made air defense missile system compatible with NATO products
 
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Turkey plans to develop its local-made air defense missile system, which will be integrated with that operated by NATO and may help the country to increase the chance to be compatible with existing systems NATO countries, the head of Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) said Monday, April 25, 2016.
 

Russia tested a new hypersonic vehicle warhead
 
Russia tested a new hypersonic vehicle warhead  Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces have successfully launched an RS-18A (NATO SS-19 Stiletto) intercontinental ballistic missile, carrying a hypersonic cruise vehicle, according to Interfax news agency. The missile was launched from the Orenburg region. The Russian Ministry of Defence has neither confirmed nor denied the report.
 

UralVagonZavod to deliver T-15 infantry fighting vehicles to Russian Defense Ministry
 
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Russia’s Uralvagonzavod armor producer has signed a long-term contract with the Russian Defense Ministry for the delivery of T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicles, Head of the Defense Ministry’s Defense Procurement Department Colonel Mikhail Osyko said on Monday, April 25.
 

United States will send 250 more Special Forces in Syria for the fight against Islamic State
 
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United States will send 250 more Special Forces to Syria to help local forces fighting the Islamic State group, increasing to 300 the number of U.S. soldiers deployed in Syria.
 

Harris Corp selected for Australian Army's communications network modernization program
 
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Harris Corporation has been named the preferred tenderer for an integrated battlespace communication system for the Australian Defence Force.
 

Poland will increase Army size by half
 
Poland will increase Army size by half Poland will increase the size of its Army by half within the next few years, according to a statement by the Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz. Poland has increased its defence budget and capabilities since the start of the Crimean crisis, and called NATO on many occasions to increase its presence at its eastern borders.
 

Russian Bumerang 8x8 armored fighting vehicle manufactured by VPK will finish trials in 2016
 
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New Bumerang 8x8 armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) developed by Russian Military-Industrial Company (Russian acronym: VPK, Voyenno-Promishlennaya Kompaniya) will finish the trials in 2016. It was revealed by the VPK`s Director General. Alexander Krasovitsky at the DSA 2016 (Defense Services Asia 2016) defense show.
 

Vietnamese army back into service the old Soviet-made ASU-85 self-propelled anti-tank gun
 
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The Vietnamese armed force back into service the old Soviet-made ASU-85 self-propelled anti-tank gun which was used by the Russian airborne troops from 1959, to replace the ASU-57. According to Janes, Vietnam has expressed interest to purchase upgrade package for the ASU-85 from Belarus.
 

TrackingPoint reveals the M1400 precision-guided firearm
 
TrackingPoint reveals the M1400 precision guided firearm TrackingPoint revealed on 12 April its M1400 extreme distance, precision-guided firearm. It is a squad-level, bolt-action rifle capable of engaging targets up to 1,400 yards. It was designed as a breakthrough in performance, cost and weight, compared to the company’s previous firearms.
 

Lincad to supply LIPS batteries and chargers to the Danish Armed Forces
 
Lincad to supply LIPS batteries and chargers to the Danish Armed Forces Lincad has secured a contract for the supply of LIPS (Lithium-Ion Power System) batteries and chargers to the Danish Armed Forces. Lincad has been designing and manufacturing batteries, chargers and power management systems for the global defence market. Since 2000 Lincad has been providing its systems to the UK and foreign Ministries of Defence.
 

Safran sells Morpho Detection to Smiths Group
 
Safran sells Morpho Detection to Smiths Group  Safran has agreed to sell its subsidiary Morpho Detections LLC and its detection related activities to Smiths Group plc. Morpho is a US-based subsidiary providing detection and identification of CBRNE threats at airports, borders, critical infrastructure and events. The agreement is valued at USD710 million.
 

Canada to reconsider joining US ballistic missile defence
 
Canada to reconsider joining US ballistic missile defence The Canadian Government is about to change its national defence policy. As a result, the Department of National Defence has launched a public discourse initiative until 31 July 2016, in order to engage as many of its citizens and key stakeholders as possible. One of the issues being reconsidered is the participation to the US BMD.
 

New-generation communications headset being developed for Russia's armed forces
 
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A new-generation communications headset to be used as part of the soldier outfit has been developed by the United Instrument Corporation (UIC, a subsidiary of Rostec). It relies on transmitting sound via the skull, rather than the ears and traditional microphones, a UIC employee told TASS on Thursday.
 

Russian company UIMC developed new borders protection system
 
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The United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, has developed a new system for the protection of borders and key facilities, a Corporation spokesman told TASS on Friday, April 22, 2016.
 

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