August 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

The German Army is reportedly buying Spike-LR Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM)
 
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The German Army is reportedly buying Spike-LR Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) from Israel’s Rafael Defense Systems. The missile family has found export success with India, with the Bundeswehr planning to equip some Puma IFVs with the weapon. The German Defense Ministry has reportedly already purchased a number of the missiles, with the integration with Puma vehicles scheduled for completion by 2018.
 

 New Zealand Defence Force chooses LMT for its Individual Weapon Replacement program
 
New Zealand Defence Force chooses LMT for its Individual Weapon Replacement program 640 001 Following the trials programme phase of the evaluation of tenders, New Zealand's Ministry of Defense has selected Lewis Machine & Tool Co Inc of the USA as preferred Tenderer for its Individual Weapon Replacement program. This project will replace the existing New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Steyr rifle with a new individual weapon.
 

US Military to increase drone flights by half by 2019
 
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The US Department of Defense will expand its drone flights by half to 90 a day over the next four years to provide military chiefs with more intelligence and greater firepower, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing a senior defense official.
 

 Russia's artillery units launch massive live-fire exercises in North Caucasus
 
Russia artillery units launch massive live fire exercises in North Caucasus 640 001 Russian artillerymen have begun drills in North Caucasus, using Grad, Tornado-G and Uragan rocket launchers, Russia's Southern Military District said in a statement Monday August 17. The field training will last until September 18. The troops will practice firing at targets from self-propelled howitzers, multiple rocket launchers and anti-tank missile systems.
 

 U.S. and Germany to withdraw Patriot air and missile defense units from Turkey
 
U S and Germany to withdraw Patriot air and missile defense units fromTurkey 640 001 U.S. deployment of Patriot air and missile defense units in Turkey, which expires in October, will not be renewed after the end of its current rotation, according to a joint statement issued by Turkey and U.S. on August 16. However, if needed, the United States is prepared to return Patriot assets and personnel to Turkey within one week, the statement further said.   
 

 Elbit Systems to provide Asian country with ATMOS 155mm self-propelled howitzers
 
Atmos Soltam 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer Israel Israeli Defence Industry 640 001 The Israeli company Elbit Systems Ltd. announced on August 16, 2015, that it was awarded an approximately $27 million contract for the supply of command and control systems and ATMOS long-range artillery systems to an Asia-Pacific country. This contract is a follow-on contract for this customer and will be performed over a three-year period.
 

Russian Army T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank Set for Operational Tests in 2016
 
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The manufacturing tests of Russia’s newest Armata tank will be completed in 2016, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces, Col.-Gen. Oleg Salyukov, said on Friday. "Armata will undergo manufacturing tests. After that, a decision on operational trials and entry into service will be made," Salyukov said.
 

  Primordial's Ground Guidance software to be integrated in US Army ATAK platform
 
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A contract for Ground Guidance® software expands the patented route planning and terrain analysis software for the U.S. Army by integrating it into the Android Tactical Assault Kit platform. The software suite from Primordial, which is owned by Polaris Industries Inc., provides on-and off-road routing for mounted and dismounted soldiers, accounting for terrain, weather, enemy activity and equipment load. The contract also includes a computer-based training package.
 

  Lockheed Martin starts developing a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle missile defense system
 
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Interceptors equipped with a next-generation system that can defeat multiple complex missile threats with just one launch would make U.S. missile defense capabilities even more effective. Lockheed Martin has begun work in Sunnyvale, California, to define the concept for a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle missile defense system for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.
 

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