August 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Polish Armed Forces to get 8,000 more Beryl and Mini Beryl 5.56 mm assault rifles
 
Polish Armed Forces to ge 8000more Beryl and Mini Beryl 5 56 mm assault rifles 640 001 The Polish arms manufacturer Fabryka Broni „Lucznik”-Radom Sp. z o.o. (Lucznik Radom Arms Factory) has recently signed a contract with the Polish Defense Ministry Armament Inspectorate for the delivery of nearly 8,000 Beryl Mod. 96 5.56 mm assault rifles and Mod. 96 Mini Beryl rifles. Value of the order reaches an amount of PLN 42.5 million (US$11.3M).
 

  Almaz-Antey develops enhanced version of the Buk air defense missile system
 
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Russia’s Tikhomirov R&D institute of instrument-making, which is part of Almaz-Antey defense manufacturer, is developing a new-generation air defense missile system as a follow-up to the Buk antiaircraft complexes, Institute Chief Yuri Bely said on Wednesday August 12, 2015.
 

 China donates military equipment to Uganda to help for peacekeeping mission
 
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China has donated equipment worth about US$5.5M to Uganda for its peacekeeping operations in war-torn Somalia, an army spokesperson said Wednesday. The donation by the Chinese Defense Ministry, the biggest to the Ugandan military over the past years, includes three 50-ton cranes, 12 troop carriers, four 10,000-liter water wagons and 16 water trailers, Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, spokesperson for Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF), said.
 

  South Korea resumes propaganda program against North Korea in Demilitarized Zone area
 
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South Korea's Defense Minister Han Min-koo vowed Wednesday August 12 to scale up loudspeaker broadcasts in the Demilitarized Zone area and bolster psychological warfare against North Korea in retaliation for its suspected planting of land mines that inflicted serious injuries on South Korean troops last week.
 

British Army to boost training programme for the Ukrainian troops
 
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The British Defence Secretary has announced further enhancements of the UK training programme for Ukrainian armed forces while visiting the country. The latest additions to the UK training programme will see an increase the skills being provided, to include ground threat awareness, for example identifying mines and IEDs, defensive operations in an urban environment, operational planning, and engineering expertise.
 

 Australian soldiers start receiving new protective and load-carrying gear
 
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Soldiers from Australian Army's 1st Brigade are the first to receive the new generation of body armour, helmets, load carriage equipment, eye and hearing protection and field packs. The equipment has been acquired by the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s Land Systems Division as part of the LAND 125 Phase 3B project for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
 

South Korea and United States about to launch joint artillery firing drills
 
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South Korea and the United States will perform joint artillery firing drills this month to demonstrate their combat readiness against North Korea's provocations, the South Korean Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The South Korean and U.S. military will showcase their joint artillery power in four drill sessions this month, including one set for later in the day, the ministry said in statement.
 

  Rheinmetall wins a US$ 43 million order for DM63A1 kinetic energy rounds
 
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An international customer has contracted with Rheinmetall to supply it with state-ofthe-art tank ammunition. The order is worth around €39 million ($US 43M). The DM63A1 kinetic energy rounds will be delivered in two lots from 2016 to 2018, the German company announces today, August 11.
 

Russia plans to form new 1st Tank Army and 20th Combined Army by December 1
 
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The Russian Defense Ministry is in the process of creating new, expanded armies, said the Russian news agency TASS today, August 11. In addition to the 14th and 6th Air Force and Air Defense Armies created in the Western Military Disctrict, Russia is also forming the 1st Tank Army and the 20th combined army by December 1.
 

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