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.
 

U.S. Army artillery vehicles M109A6 Paladin 155mm howitzers and M992A2 deployed in Romania
 
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Alpha Battery, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment of U.S. army will train in Romania with mix of M109A6 Paladin 155mm Self Propelled Howitzers and M992A2 Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicles. The first artillery vehicles arrive by train with other other military vehicles like the Palletized Load System Vehicle and the Humvee.
 

Orbital ATK receives $92 million order from US Army for small-caliber ammunition
 
Orbital ATK , a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that it has received $92 million in small-caliber ammunition orders from the U.S. Army. Orders were placed for 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammunition under Orbital ATK’s supply contract to produce small-caliber ammunition for the U.S. government at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (Lake City) in Independence, Missouri.
 

Israeli Eitan 8x8  Armored Personnel Carrier is being tested by the Israeli Defense Ministry and IDF
 
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The Israeli Defense Ministry and IDF recently carried out a series of trials to test the new APC Eitan that is in the advanced stages of its development. The trials were conducted in northern and southern Israel. The Israeli Defense Ministry released on Sunday the footage of trials that were carried out using the IDF’s new armored personnel carrier (APC), which is in the advanced stages of its development.
 

Indian Arjun mk2 Main Battle Tank succesfully test-fired anti-tank rounds
 
Sources told Sputnik that defense scientists of the Defence Research and Development organization (DRDO) saw the successful test of an anti-tank weapon with a strike range of five kilometers at a testing facility in Orissa state. Scientists test-fired high explosive anti-tank weapon from Arjun MK 2 in salvo mode against a decommissioned tank. Sources said the test was successful and it had the desirable impact on the target.
 

Australia purchases NASAMS Norwegian air defense missile systems for an amount of $2 billion
 
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The Australian Government has announced that a National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) solution will be developed for the Land 19 Phase 7B project - the Ground Based Air and Missile Defence capability for the Australian Army through a Single Supplier Limited Tender process to Raytheon Australia.
 

Reconnaissance units of Russian airborne troops will receive more Rys 4x4 armoured vehicles
 
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Russian Airborne reconnaissance units will receive more than 40 Rys 4x4 special armored fighting vehicles before the end of the month, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said. The Rys is the Russian name for the LMV 4x4 light multirole armoured vehicle manufactured by the Italian Company IVECO Defence Vehicles.
 

China donates military equipment to the Armed Forces of Guyana
 
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The Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) has received military equipment from from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The military equipment were officially handed Wednesday, April 5, 2017, during a brief ceremony at the Coast Guard Ship Hinds, Ruimveldt, where President David Granger said that this investment by the People’s Republic of China is an important one as it further cements relations between the two countries.
 

Thailand has signed a contract to purchase 34 ZBL09 8x8 infantry fighting vehicles from China
 
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According to Jane's website, after the purchase of VT4 main battle tank, Thailand has signed a new contract with the Chinese Defense Company NORINCO for the purchase of 34 8x8 armoured vehicles ZBL09, an infantry fighting vehicle variant based on the VN1 8x8 armoured.
 

New Arctic version of Russian air defense systems TOR-M2DT and Pantsir-SA at Victory Day Parade
 
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Newest Arctic military equipment will participate in the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow’s Red Square for the first time including the TOR-M2DT and the Pantsir-SA air defense systems, land forces commander Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov told the media on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
 

Israel IAI will provide MRSAM Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile to Indian Army
 
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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today that the company has been awarded contracts in India totaling almost $2.0 billion. In a mega-contract worth over $1.6 billion, considered to be the largest defense contract in Israel's Defense Industries' history, IAI will provide an advanced MRSAM air & missile defense systems to the Indian Army.
 

BAE Systems contract to maintain CV9035 IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicles of Estonian Army
 
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BAE Systems and the Estonian government have signed contracts to maintain and sustain the country’s fleet of CV9035 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs). The long-term agreements cover configuration management for new IFV capabilities, as well as maintenance, repairs, and spare parts. The contracts between the Estonian Centre for Defence Investment (ECDI) and BAE Systems cover 44 CV9035 vehicles acquired from the Netherlands in 2014.
 

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