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

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.
 

Russian army unveils new version of T-72B3 main battle tank upgraded with additional armour
 
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Russian army unveils new version of T-72B3 fitted with new armour package during the rehearsal for the military parade of May 2017. The T-72B3 is now the backbone of the Russian army offering more fire power, protection, mobility and command controllability.
 

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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