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

Belgian soldiers from the 12 Li Light Infantry Battalion are deployed to secure airport in Belgium
 
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Army Recognition editorial team was with the Belgian troops following the two Brussels terrorist attacks Tuesday Morning, March 22, 2016. The 12 Li. Light Infantry battalion of the Belgian army was on military exercise in the training camp of Lagland, South of Belgium. Around 09H00 AM, the commander of the battalion received new orders for a deployment of armed troops to secure the most important airports in Belgium.
 

US soldiers from Fort Hood to test new MMPV Medium Mine Protected Vehicle for engineers troops
 
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U.S. troops from Fort Hood are helping to test the new Army vehicle Medium Mine Protected Vehicle, or MMPV that could eventually be used by combat engineers or other soldiers across the Army. Last week, soldiers and Army civilians from Fort Hood’s Operational Test Command, or OTC, and a route-clearance platoon from the 36th Engineer Brigade were testing the new vehicle.
 

Austrian Army procures Fuel Dispensing Racks from WEW
 
Austrian Army procures Fuel Dispensing Racks from WEW  The Austrian Army has selected to procure new fuel dispensing systems from WEW after an extensive evaluation period. The Fuel Dispensing Rack (FDR) was designed to be highly flexible and easily transported by trucks, trains or vessels, delivering fuel or water to deployed military or homeland security forces.
 

First live firing test for Ajax 40mm cannon future armoured fighting vehicle of British army
 
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The future British army armoured fighting vehicle Ajax formerly known as the Scout SV has performed its first live firing test at Radnor Ranges in Powys, Wales, involved testing the main 40 mm stabilised cannon and machine gun while the vehicle was static.
 

Liberia and United States army to continue efforts concerning humanitarian assistance and training
 
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Brig. Gen. Daniel Dee Ziankahn, Armed Forces of Liberia chief of staff and Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, U.S. Army Africa commander participated in multiple discussions at the USARAF's headquarters building, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, April 4, 2016 to review past, current and future missions in order to better synchronize U.S. and Liberian armed forces efforts concerning humanitarian assistance, crisis response and force training.
 

New 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer ready for export after delivery to Russian army
 
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The 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer (SPH) will have high exportability after it has been fielded with the Russian Army en masse, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov has told journalists in a briefing. The 2S35 was unveiled for the first time to the public during the Victory Day military parade on May 9, 2015.
 

Russian Aerospace Forces have received 168 launcher units of S-400 air defense missile system
 
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Russian Aerospace Forces (AF) have received 168 launcher units of S-400 (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense system (ADS) developed by the Almaz-Antey Concern, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies` (IISS) report.
 

Russian Defense Ministry to purchase 30 systems Forpost unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
 
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The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to purchase about 30 systems with Forpost unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the next five-ten years, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday. "We will purchase about 30 systems in the next five-ten years," Borisov said during a visit to the Civil Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise in the Urals.
 

US might reinforce its troops in Iraq
 
US might reinforce its forces in Iraq The US Department of Defence is considering reinforcing its military presence in Iraq, in an effort to assist the country’s Army to defeat the Islamic States in Mosul and other areas. The proposal has been presented to the White House by the Defence Secretary Ash Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff USMC Gen. Joseph Dunford, according to the latter’s statement.
 

Indian Army activated its first unit of Indian Gurkhas
 
Indian Army activated its first unit of Indian Gurkhas The Indian Army has set up its first battalion comprised exclusively of Indian Gurkhas. The new unit was activated at the 14 Gurkha Training Centre at Sabathu, at the Himalayas region, more than 300 north of New Delhi.
 

First Rheinmetall trucks delivered to Australian Army
 
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The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has officially received the first trucks and trailers from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia and Haulmark Trailers Australia companies on behalf of the Commonwealth as part of project LAND 121 Phase 3B.
 

BAE Systems to transform US Army’s Bradley M3 vehicles to M2
 
BAE Systems to transform US Army s Bradley M3 vehicles to M2 The US Army has contracted BAE Systems to transform Bradley M3 vehicles to M2, with a cost of USD25.3 mil. The company was the only one to submit an offer for the firm, fixed-price contract. Work will be undertaken at the York, PA, factory. Its completion is planned for 30 March 2018.
 

Kalashnikov Concern delivers Vikhr-1 missiles to the Russian Army
 
Kalashnikov Concern delivers Vikhr 1 missiles to the Russian Army Kalashnikov Concern has announced on 5 April the delivery of the last batch of Vikhr-1 anti-tank guided missiles to the Russian Ministry of Defence. The latest batch of missiles will supplement the one delivered in October 2015, under a RUB13 bil. (USD406 mil. in July 2013 rate) contract signed in July 2013.
 

Rheinmetall Denel inaugurates munitions factory in Saudi Arabia
 
Rheinmetall Denel inaugurates munitions factory in Saudi Arabia Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has opened a new munitions factory in Riyadh of Saudi Arabia. The ceremony took place during the one-day official visit of the South African President Jacob Zuma to Riyadh, where he met with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.
 

US Army fired Hellfire missile from the IFPC Multi-Mission Launcher
 
US Army fired Hellfire missile from the IFPC Multi Mission Launcher The US Army has successfully tested at the end of March its new Multi-Mission Launcher at White Sands Missile Range, in New Mexico. The system is designed to defeat UAVs, cruise missiles, rockets, artillery and mortars. The firing was part of the Engineering Demonstration of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I).
 

Cyberspace unit activated by the USMC
 
Cyberspace unit activated by the USMC The United States Marine Corps has created a new unit to fight the wars in cyber battlefield. During a ceremony at Fort George G. Meade the Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group (MCCYWG) was activated, bringing the Corps well into the cyberspace realm.
 

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