August 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Lithuania will train Ukraine military instructors for Marksmanship and Urban Combat Courses
 
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Lithuania responds to a request from Ukraine – Lithuanian military instructors will share their expertise in a two-week course organised for their counterparts from the Ukrainian Armed Forces, and will share experience in arranging Marksmanship Course and Urban Combat Course
 

Russia is testing artillery Drones to increase firing range
 
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The Russian military is testing the idea that small drones could someday help guide artillery fire to targets outside a gunner’s line of sight. Russia doesn’t possess the kind of advanced, armed unmanned aerial vehicles the U.S. deploys throughout the Middle East, but appears to be exploring ways smaller drones can improve existing weapons.
 

Egypt will take delivery of KrAZ-6322 6x6 long chassis military truck tactical vehicles
 
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Within the period from 8 to 15 August of this year a large batch of trucks and spare parts made under extended contract between PJSC “AutoKrAZ” and the Ministry of Defence of Arab Republic of Egypt was inspected at the facilities of the company. The vehicles inspected were the KrAZ-6322 6x6 platform trucks coming in standard configuration. The vehicles inspected under the contract feature longer chassis.
 

Japan's Self Defence Forces began four days of live-fire drills
 
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Japan's Self Defence Forces (SDF) on Tuesday began four days of live-fire drills near Mount Fuji, in an annual exercise that comes as Tokyo tries to expand the role of the military. About 2,300 soldiers joined the exercise with some 80 tanks and armoured vehicles as well as 60 field guns and 20 helicopters deployed at training grounds, 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of Tokyo.
 

 FNSS' Saber 25mm turret successfully achieves firing qualification tests on PARS IFV
 
FNSS Saber 25mm turret successfully achieves firing qualification tests on PARS IFV 640 001 FNSS’ Brand New SABER 25mm One Man Turret successfuly completes firing qualification tests on FNSS PARS 8×8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Saber 25 was unveiled by FNSS at IDEX 2015 in February, and is based on its experience with its Sharpshooter turrets. Compared with Sharpshooter, Saber offers 60% more internal volume with only a 10% increase in external dimensions.
 

The Defense Ministry of South Korea is looking for the best anti-hacking experts
 
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The Defense Ministry of South Korea said Monday it will host a contest in October to pick the best anti-hacking experts as part of efforts to fight growing hacking threats in cyberspace. In the 2015 White Hat Contest, to be held in October, three final teams each will be picked from the adult and underage segments in a simulated cyberattack situation in which the contestants are tasked with blocking hacking attempts, the ministry said.
 

 Harris Corporation receives $11mn order from Middle-East country for Falcon III radio systems
 
Harris Corporation receives 11mn order from Middle East country for Falcon III radio systems 640 001 Harris Corporation has received a $11 million order from a nation in the Middle East to supply the Harris RF-7800 series of Falcon III® multiband, multimission radios as part of a continued modernization effort. The order was booked and shipped during the fourth quarter of Harris' fiscal 2015.
 

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.
 

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).
 

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