August 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un has ordered to bring its armed forces to full combat readiness
 
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Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, has ordered the country’s army to bring the troops to full combat readiness following the Thursday, August 19, 2015, exchange of fire between North and South Korea, the Yonhap News Agency reports.
 

Belarus and Russia have started joint development of a new short-range air defense system
 
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Belarusian Deputy Defense Minister Major General Igor Lotenkov said Belarus and Russia have started joint development of a new short-range air defense system, which is to replace the outdated Strela-10M systems currently in service with the Russian and the Belarusian armed forces.
 

Nicaragua is interested to purchase Russian-made main battle tank T-72B3
 
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Nicaragua is interested in the purchase of Russian-made T-72B3 tanks used in the first International Army Games, the Nicaraguan ambassador to Russia said. Venezuela also expressed its interest in acquiring some of the Russian military equipment used during the games.
 

Latvia should increase its defense expenditure to 2 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP)
 
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Latvia should keep its promise given to NATO to increase its defense expenditure to 2 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP), said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis after his meeting with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma on Wednesday, Baltic News Service reported.
 

For the first time in the U.S. military history two women will be graduate from Ranger School
 
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For the first time in U.S. military history, two women will graduate from the excruciating 62-day Ranger School at Fort Benning. Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver will become the first female soldiers ever to graduate from Ranger School on August 21, 2015.
 

Chinese military orders a safety check of weapons and ammunitions storage after Tianjin blast
 
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The Chinese military has ordered a thorough safety check of the army's storage of weapons and ammunitions after last week's deadly warehouse explosions in Tianjin. The PLA's four headquarters -- General Staff Headquarters, General Political Department, General Logistics Department and General Armament Department-- have issued a joint circular ordering the check, according to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) newspaper PLA Daily.
 

Belgian Defence Minister has suggested that Belgium invest more into its armed forces
 
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Belgian Defence Minister Steven Vandeput has suggested that Belgium invest more into its armed forces, Belgian press reported Tuesday, August 19, 2015. Since the end of the Cold War, the Belgian defense spending has steadily decreased, from 3.35 percent of GDP (gross domestic product) to less than one percent currently, according to the Belga agency.
 

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