August 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
New automated monitoring system based on GLONASS used for first time by Russian armed forces
 
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New automated monitoring system based on GLONASS has been used by Russian armed forces for the first time during the allover supply exercise, which was held in 6 districts. GLONASS or "GLObal NAvigation Satellite System", is a space-based satellite navigation system operated by the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces.
 

Germany buys batch of HK417s to replace part of defective G36 assault rifles
 
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The German Junior Defence Minister Katrin Suder decided to spend €18 million ($20mn) on 600 new HK417 assault rifles and 600 new machine MG4 guns for frontline soldiers to replace some of the defective weapons, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday, August 28.
 

Japan is seeking to increase defense spending of 2.2 percent with a total of 42$ billion for the year
 
Japan is seeking to increase defense spending of 2-2 percent with a total of 42$ billion for the year 640 001
Japan's Ministry of Defense is seeking a fourth straight annual military budget hike to help strengthen protection of a string of southern islands in the East China Sea. In a document submitted to the government on Monday, August 31, 2015, the Japanese ministry asked for a 2.2 percent increase in military spending to 5.1 trillion yen, or more than US$ 42 billion, for the year starting April.
 

Russian manufacturer of Bulava and Topol-M ballistic missiles will increase its production of 17%
 
Russian manufacturer of Bulava and Topol-M ballistic missiles will increase its production of 17 percent 640 001
A factory in Udmurtia, western Urals, that manufactures the Bulava and Topol-M ballistic missiles plans to increase the output at the yearend by 17% to $402.2 million, the Director General of the enterprise, Viktor Tolmachov told reporters during a meeting the regional President, Alexander Solovyov in the city of Votkinsk where the factory is located.
 

United States asks Uzbekistan to join the multinational coalition to fight Islamic State
 
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The United States said on Thursday, August 27, 2015, it had asked Uzbekistan to join the multinational coalition it leads against Islamic State, saying Central Asia's most populous state was free to choose a way of contributing to the fight against the militant group.
 

 Ireland to strengthen its Defence Forces with new White Paper on Defence
 
Ireland to strengthen its Defence Forces with new White Paper on Defence 640 001 The Irish government announced Wednesday that it will launch a new White Paper on Defence. According to the Irish Defence Ministry, upgraded equipment will be provided for Irish defence forces including the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps. This includes new aircrafts, naval ships and armoured personnel carriers.
 

 Estonia plans to build fence along its eastern border with Russia
 
Estonia plans to build fence along its eastern border with Russia 640 001 Estonia on Thursday said it would build a fence along its eastern border with Russia to safeguard its security and to protect the EU's passport-free Schengen zone. The Estonian Interior ministry spokesman Toomas Viks said construction would begin in 2018.
 

 Lithuania Armed Forces started testing ARTEC's Boxer armoured fighting vehicle
 
Lithuania Armed Forces started testing ARTEC sBoxer armoured fighting vehicle 640 001 The Lithuanian Army is currently testing the German made Boxer armored fighting vehicle, local media reported on Thursday. According to news website lrytas.lt, German manufacturer ARTEC has brought the Boxer equipped with weapon station at the polygon in the Eastern Lithuania to conduct maneuvering and firing tests.
 

 China, U.S. and Australia start trilateral military exercise Kowari 15
 
China U S and Australia start trilateral military exercise Kowari 15 640 001 China, Australia and the United States conduct a trilateral military exercise in Australia since Thursday August 27. Exercise Kowari will run in Darwin, Australia, until September 14, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told a monthly press briefing. This is the second defense exercise between the three armies. The inaugural one was held in October 2014.
 

US Army, Raytheon demonstrate ground-based air defense capability of the AIM-9X Block II missile 
 
US Army Raytheon demonstrate ground based air defense capability of the AIM 9X Block II missile 640 001 The U.S. Army and Raytheon Company successfully test fired an AIM-9X Block II missile from the Army's ground-based Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-I (IFPC 2-I) Block 1 Multi-Mission Launcher (MML). AIM-9X is traditionally fired from aircraft toward aerial targets and this test demonstrated that the latest AIM-9X can be used in both air-to-air combat and now, without modification, in ground-based air defense.
 

Saudi military intercepted Scud ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels in southern Saudi Arabia
 
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Yemeni army units allied to the Houthi militia fired a Scud ballistic missile toward southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday but the Saudi military said that the missile was intercepted. Residents in Yemen's capital Sanaa reported hearing a big roar as the Scud was launched from near the city, followed by Saudi-led air strikes on a presidential palace and a military depot for rockets.
 

 Meggitt to provide Canadian Armed Forces with small arms and indirect fire training systems
 
Meggitt to provide Canadian Armed Forces with small arms and indirect fire training systems 640 001 Meggitt Training Systems (Quebec) Inc.has been awarded a $25 million, three-year contract from Public Works Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defence,to provide in-service support to the Canadian Armed Forces for Meggitt’s Small Arms Trainer (SAT) and Indirect Fire Trainer (IFT).
 

South Korea and United States signed upgraded operational plan to face North Korean threat
 
South Korea and United States signed upgraded operational plan to face North Korean threat 640 001 South Korea and the United States have signed an upgraded operational plan that puts a fresh focus on removing North Korea's weapons of mass destruction, a military official said Thursday. In June, the allies signed OPLAN 2015, which will be put into action in case a war breaks out on the Korean Peninsula, according to the official.
 

Oshkosh L-ATV Tactical Vehicle Selected to Replace U.S. Army & Marine Corps HMMWV Fleet
 
L-ATV JLTV Oshkosh US Army US Marines Oshkosh’s JLTV is the Next Generation Light Vehicle Designed to Move and Protect US Military Troops in Future Missions
The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) has awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, a $6.7 billion firm fixed price production contract to manufacture the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).  The JLTV program fills a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy HMMWV fleet...
 

Russia has signed a contract with Belarus to supply TOR-M2K air defense missile systems
 
Russia has signed a contract with Belarus to supply TOR-M2K air defense missile systems 640 001
Russia's arms exporter on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, signed a contract to supply of five Tor-M2K air defense systems to Belarus in 2016. The Tor M2 is a surface-to-air defense missile (SAM) system manufactured by Almaz-Antey's which is able to dstroy air targets to a maximum range of 12 km.
 

Russia to give Air Defense System S-300 free-of-charge to Kazakhstan
 
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Russia is set to supply fellow former Soviet nation Kazakhstan with S-300 air defense systems free-of-charge, a top Russian military official said Friday.
 

Iran inaugurates production line of Nasr high-precision air-based cruise missile
 
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The Iranian defense ministry on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, inaugurated the production line of its powerful and high-precision air-based cruise missile, ‘Nasr'. The mass-production of Nasr missile started in a ceremony on the occasion of the Government's Week in the presence of Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.
 

The Armed Forces of the Philippines has accepted 40k M4 Remington Rifles after US firm mistake
 
The Armed Forces Philippines has 40k M4 Remington Rifles after US firm mistake 640 001 
The military has accepted over 40,000 M4 Remington rifles for its troops after the United States-based manufacturer replaced the defective parts of more than 20,000 rifles. The Armed Forces of the Philippines said the 44,186 rifles – which were delivered in two batches – have been accepted as of August 30 by the Defense Acquisition Office.
 

USSOCOM Awards Polaris Defense New Contract for MRZR Highly Mobile Off-Road Vehicles
 
Polaris Defense MRZR highly mobile off-road vehicle USSOCCOM
USSOCOM has awarded Polaris Defense a new, sole source, firm-fixed-price contract for the MRZR off-road vehicle platform and vehicle delivery started earlier this month. The $83 million, five year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, signed in July, continues delivery order options on MRZR 2 and MRZR 4 vehicles – along with contractor logistics support (CLS) for spares, training and support as part of the light tactical all-terrain vehicle (LTATV) program. 
 

Turkish Defense is buying 30 Drones for Police Forces
 
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Turkey’s defense procurement agency launched a process to buy 15 drones from the state Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI) and 15 from Istanbul-based developer Baykar Makine, for use by police forces.
 

  Iran unveils its new missile Fateh 313 Saturday in a ceremony in Teheran
 
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Iran's new generation ballistic missile with a range of 500 kilometers was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.
 

  US Army is ready to award a contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)
 
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The US Army is poised to award a contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), its Humvee replacement, in the coming days — a much anticipated milestone with the power to reshape the ground vehicles industry.
 

General Dynamics 8x8 armoured vehicle could be future wheeled combat vehicle of Spanish Army
 
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The Spanish government has approved a first research and development (R&D) contract of €89.2 million (US $99 million) to develop an eight-wheel-drive prototype with Santa Bárbara Sistemas, a Spanish branch company of General Dynamics European Land Systems.
 

UK Ministry of Defense Orders Additional Giraffe AMB Radar System from SAAB
 
Defence and security company Saab has received orders from the UK Ministry of Defence for additional Giraffe AMB radar systems plus upgrades of the existing systems and associated equipment. The order value is approximately SEK 610 million. Deliveries will start during the second half of 2015 and continue until 2018.
Defence and security company Saab has received orders from the UK Ministry of Defence for additional Giraffe AMB radar systems plus upgrades of the existing systems and associated equipment. The order value is approximately SEK 610 million. Deliveries will start during the second half of 2015 and continue until 2018.
 

Czech Ministry of Defence has approved the purchase of 20 additional Pandur II 8x8 armoured APC
 
Czech Ministry of Defence has approved the purchase of 20  dditional Pandur II 8x8 armoured APC 640 001
The Czech Ministry of Defence has approved the purchase of 20 additional wheeled armored vehicles PANDUR II. The contract estimated 1.274 billion CZK ($5.3 million) will be implementing from 2018 to 2020. This new contract will expand the Pandur II fleet operated by the Czech Army.
 

China armed forces will unveil new military equipment during 3 September 2015 military parade
 
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About 84 percent of armaments to be displayed in the Sept. 3 2015 Chinese military parade have never been viewed by the public, said a senior military officer on Friday. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Second Artillery Force and Armed Police of China will debut new weapons and equipment, said Qu Rui, deputy director of the Office of the Parade Leading Team and Deputy Chief of the Operations Department of the General Staff Headquarters.
 

US State Department releases update about security cooperation with Iraq
 
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The US State Department has released an update on the level of security cooperation with Iraq, revealing that the Baghdad government has bought almost $19 billion worth of military equipment from the US through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program since 2005.
 

 Swift Respone 2015: NATO launches biggest multinational airborne drill since WW2
 
Swift Respone 2015 NATO launches biggest multinational airborne drill since WW2 640 001 About 5,000 soldiers frim a dozen of NATO member countries began on Thursday the largest multinational airborne drill in Europe since the Second World War, Bulgarian Ministry of Defense said in a press release. The U.S.-led exercise codenamed "Swift Response 2015" would be held until Sept. 13 simultaneously in Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and Italy, involving also other NATO members including Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Britain, the press release said.
 

Israel Defense Forces hits 14 targets in Syria in response to rocket fire
 
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The IDF announced on Thursday night that it had attacked 14 targets belonging to the Syrian regime in the Golan Heights. According to the statement, the attacks were a joint operation of the Israel Air Force, the artillery corps and the armored corps.
 

 AeroVironment to supply Spain with RQ-11B Raven tactical unmanned aerial systems
 
AeroVironment to supply Spain with RQ 11B Raven tactical unmanned aerial systems 640 001 AeroVironment, Inc. recently announced it has received a contract from the United States Army totaling $3.4 million for RQ-11B Raven® unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to supply the Spanish Ministry of Defense via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
 

Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un has ordered to bring its armed forces to full combat readiness
 
Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un has ordered to bring its armed forces to full combat readiness 640 001
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.
 

Turkish army upgrades its armored vehicles in the aftermath of a landmine blast
 
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The Turkish government and army have agreed on upgrading its armored vehicles in the aftermath of a landmine blast which caused the death of soldiers inside a lightly armored vehicle in Turkey’s southeast.
 

Brief exchange of shells over the western part of the two Koreas border
 
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The two Koreas engaged in a brief exchange of shells over the western part of their heavily-fortified border Thursday, August 20, 2015, escalating tensions following the North's recent landmine attack on the South side.
 

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
 
Nicaragua is interested to purchase Russian-made main battle tank T-72B3 640 001
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)
 
Latvia increase defense expenditure  2percent  gross domestic product (GDP) 640 001
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
 
For the first time in the US military history two women will be graduate from Ranger School 640 001
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.
 

China conducted a flight test of the DF-41 road-mobile missile
 
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This week, Bill Gertz reported that earlier this month, China conducted the fourth flight test in three years of its new intercontinental ballistic missile, DF-41 road-mobile ICBM. Indicating that the missile is nearing deployment.
 

Chinese military orders a safety check of weapons and ammunitions storage after Tianjin blast
 
Chinese military orders safety check weapons ammunitions tianjin blast 640 001
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
 
Belgian Defence Minister has suggested that Belgium invest more into its armed forces 640 001
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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