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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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