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

Brazil continues to have interest for Pantsir-S1 Russian-made short-range air defense system
 
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Brazil remains interested in buying Russian-made Pantsir-S1 (NATO reporting name: SS-22 Greyhound) anti-air gun/missile systems, Anatoly Punchuk, deputy director of the Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) and the leader of the Russian delegation at the LAAD 2017 international arms show, has told TASS.
 

Russia has completed delivery of Igla-S SA-24 MANPADS to Brazil
 
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Russia has completed the delivery of Igla-S (NATO reporting name: SA-24 Grinch) man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) to Brazil, Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation Deputy Director Anatoly Punchuk, leading the Russian delegation at the LAAD 2017 international arms show, has told TASS.
 

More than 3,000 soldiers from 15 NATO countries involved in Allied Spirit VI military exercise
 
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Special operations forces joined more than 3,000 service members representing 15 NATO and partner nations to participate in exercise Allied Spirit VI at 7th Army Training Command's Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 8 to 31.
 

BAE Systems contract from US Army for technical support on M88A1 M88A2 recovery armoured
 
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BAE Systems has received a contract worth up to $112 million from the U.S. Army to perform technical support and sustainment of M88 recovery vehicles. The contract, awarded by the Army’s TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, is for ongoing service and improvements to BAE Systems-built M88A1 and M88A2 recovery vehicles over the next four years.
 

International customer orders mine clearing equipment to Rheinmetall Denel Munition South Africa
 
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Rheinmetall Denel Munition of South Africa, a subsidiary of the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group, has won several major orders from an international customer for mine clearing equipment and ammunition. In total, the contracts are expected to be worth over €90 million.
 

Government of India has given the go-ahead for acquisition of 100 K9 155mm howitzers
 
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Following a negotiating period began in December 2015, the Indian government has given the go-ahead for an acquisition of 100 K-9 "Vajra " (Thunderbolt) self-propelled howitzers (SPHs). The guns, based on Samsun Techwin K-9 Thunder platform, will be produced by local Indian firm Larsen and Toubro (L&T) in collaboration with the South Korean partner.
 

United States donated 24 AM General HMMWV's to Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
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The US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina donated 24 HMMWV’s to Bosnia, with an additional 20 to be delivered by year end. At a handover ceremony on March 23, 2017 attended by AM General Director International Sales, Andrew Weaver, speeches were delivered by the Minister of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Marina Pendes, US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Maureen Cormack, and BiH General Senad Masovic.
 

British soldiers from Light Dragoons regiment are deployed in Poland as NATO Forward Presence
 
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British soldiers from Mustang Troop (A Squadron) The Light Dragoons are deploying to Poland with the US 2d Cavalry Regiment as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP).About 150 Light Dragoons will join the United States-led eFP Battlegroup based in Poland. The Battlegroup elements have left Germany and are now conducting a tactical road move to Orzysz, Poland.
 

U.S. soldiers from Kansas National Guard train with new M2A3 Bradley IFV infantry fighting vehicles
 
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U.S. Soldiers from Company C, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, Kansas National Guard, train with new M2A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The Bradley M2A3 IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle is an improved version of the Bradley M2A2.
 

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