April  2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

U.S. and South Korea to accelerate operational deployment of THAAD missiles in South Korea
 
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United States and South Korea want to accelerate the deployement of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) air defense missile system in South Korea. The decision was taken following the launch of a ballistic missile earlier this month and the failed missile test a day after North Korea celebrated the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding leader Kim Il-sung on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
 

Islamic Republic of Iran unveils new equipment ahead of its national army day
 
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Iran’s Army Ground Force on Sunday unveiled a number of new military products, including a homegrown sniper rifle and a mine-laying vehicle. Two days ahead of the National Army Day, Commander of Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari unveiled the latest military products developed by local experts in a ceremony in Tehran.
 

Analysis Pictures : New ICBM and tactical ballistic missiles at North Korea military parade
 
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Analysis by Army Recogntion online defense and security magazine editorial team about the new tactical ballistic missiles and ICBM InterContinental Ballistic Missiles presented by the North Korean armed forces during the military parade in Pyongyang (North Korea) that celebrate the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung.
 

Analysis Pictures : New combat vehicles and tanks at military parade in North Korea by Army Recognition
 
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Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the military parade that celebrate the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, North Korean armed forces have unveiled a large number of new combat vehicles and main battle tanks. Analysis and pictures of new military equipment shown at the North Korean military parade by Army Recognition team.
 

Turkey in final stage to select Russian S-400 as new air defense missile system for its armed forces
 
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Turkey is at the final stage of choosing air defense missile systems for its Armed Forces, with the Russian-made S-400 (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) system being one of its options, Turkish National Defense Minister Fikri Isik said.
 

Iranian army to increase the use of drones with different tactics and technics
 
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Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari announced that the number and range of drones used during the Ground Force's operations across the country are increasing. General Heidari also announced plans to launch four production lines of the needed strategic and major defense parts in the current Iranian year to meet the country's arms and equipment requirements.
 

Turkish Company BMC will deliver 1,500 Amazon 4x4 armoured vehicles to Qatar Police and Army
 
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According to the daimabilgi website, Qatar has ordered 1,500 4x4 armoured vehicles Amazon designed and developed by the Turkish Company BMC. The vehicle will be fitted with a remotely operated weapon station manufactured by the Turkish Company Aselsan.
 

United States use GBU-43 the most poweful non-nuclear MOAB bomb against target in Afghanistan
 
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The U.S. dropped a GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, commonly referred to as the Mother of All Bombs, on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan's Achin district, Nangarhar province, April 13. This marks the first time the weapon-at 11 tons the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S arsenal-has been used in combat.
 

Belarus will purchase Russian 59N6E Protivnik-GE 3D air defense surveillance radar
 
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Belarus will buy the latest Russian Protivnik-G radar, Belarussian Air Force and Air Defense Commander Major-General Oleg Dvigalev told a meeting of the CIS Coordinating Council for air defense. It is used to detect and track aircraft and cruise missiles at all altitudes.
 

Belgian Helidays 2017: Overview of Belgian Air Force and International helicopters
 
After many years, the Helidays is back in Belgium, this event was organized in the past by the Belgian Air Force and recognized as one of the biggest events and Air Show especially dedicated for military helicopters. Wednesday, April 12, the Belgian air force base of Beauvechain has hosted the edition 2017 of Helidays.
After many years, the Helidays is back in Belgium, this event was organized in the past by the Belgian Air Force and recognized as one of the biggest events and Air Show especially dedicated for military helicopters. Wednesday, April 12, the Belgian air force base of Beauvechain has hosted the edition 2017 of Helidays.
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator B demonstrates threat radar detection
 
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced the successful airborne demonstration of a Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) on a GA-ASI Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® Block 5 aircraft. The company-owned Predator B operated from GA-ASI's Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif., against various ground-based radars.
 

Remote Video Surveillance System from General Dynamics achieves 2 years milestone
 
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General Dynamics’ Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) upgrade has achieved a ‘Full Operating Capability’ (FOC) designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This key milestone was achieved after two years of successful deployment and field testing along the southern border and underscores the operational impact this solution provides to the U.S. Border Patrol.
 

Russian military vehicles to be fitted with new-generation of navigation system
 
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The Ruselectronics Group, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, has developed new-generation navigation equipment for armored fighting and command and staff vehicles, Rostec’s press office said. The equipment continuously locates military hardware amid countermeasures or in hard-to-reach areas, in particular, forests and mountains, the press office added.
 

Development of a new wheeled self-propelled howitzer for Israeli Ministry of Defense by Elbit
 
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On April 4, 2017, Israeli Ministry of Defense has announced the development of new self-propelled howitzer for the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) under the lead of the Israeli Defense Company Ellbit Systems. The new artillery system will be based on the ATMOS 155 6x6 self-propelled howitzer.
 

Mass production of Turkish-made Altay main battle tank MBT will start in May 2017
 
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According to the Turkish website of Anadolu Agency, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik has announced the beginning of mass production of Turkish-made Main Battle Tank (MBT) Altay in May this year. The Altay MBT had passed all its tests successfully by the end of February, he added.
 

Upgraded version of Russian Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile will be unveiled after 2020
 
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An upgraded version of the Iskander-M (NATO reporting name: SS-26 Stone) tactical missile system will be unveiled after 2020, Rostec Corporation Director General Sergei Chemezov has told journalists. The Iskander Missile SS-26 Stone is a short range tactical missile system developed and produced in Russia.
 

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed the treaty allowing Montenegro to join NATO
 
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, signed the treaty allowing Montenegro to join NATO. All current NATO members will also have to approve Montenegro's membership. With Montenegro, NATO would increase to 29 member countries with first expansion in eight years.
 

Russia will reinforce the air defence of Syrian infrastructure with S-300 and S-400
 
The Syrian air defense will be reinforced in the near future to protect the most important infrastructure facilities, Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said. "To protect the most sensitive facilities of the Syrian infrastructure a number of measures will be taken in the immediate future to reinforce and raise the effectiveness of the Syrian armed forces air defense system," he said.
The Syrian air defense will be reinforced in the near future to protect the most important infrastructure facilities, Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said. "To protect the most sensitive facilities of the Syrian infrastructure a number of measures will be taken in the immediate future to reinforce and raise the effectiveness of the Syrian armed forces air defense system," he said.
 

Tomahawk missiles launched by U.S. Navy ships destroyed 20% of Syrian air force warplane fleet
 
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The April 6 U.S. military missile strike that targeted Shayrat airfield in Syria was a measured response to Syrian President Bashar Assad regime’s April 4 chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement issued April 10, 2017.
 

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