August 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

  Curtiss-Wright enters US Army's Multi-Mission Launcher system development program
 
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced Tuesday August 4 that it has received an initial contract to supply elevation and hatch control electromechanical actuators for use on the U.S. Army Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) in support of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) program. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide modified solutions based on its Exlar® electromechanical actuation technologies, as well as hatch actuation controls and engineering services.
 

  Lockheed Martin JLTV Team's first two Production Representative Vehicles started testing phase
 
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The Lockheed Martin Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Team continues to produce company-funded Production Representative Vehicles (PRVs) at its Camden, Arkansas, production facility. The PRVs are being assembled to reduce technical risk, optimize the advanced production processes at the Camden assembly plant, and to exercise and prepare the supply chain.
 

  South Korea starts deploying its next-generation Chunmoo multiple launch rocket system
 
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The Republic of Korea Army on Tuesday, August, began deploying next-generation multiple launch rocket systems as part of Seoul’s efforts to better counter growing North Korean artillery threats and boost home production of tactical weapons, unveiled local media The Korea Herald.
 

Orbital ATK receives orders from U.S. and allies for 25 and 30 mm ammunition 
 
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Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced Tuesday August 4 that the company recently received domestic and international contracts for tactical and target practice medium- caliber ammunition valued at nearly $30 million. The ammunition will support American and allied warfighters for use on air-, sea- and land-based weapons platforms.
 

Thales wins a $74M contract to supply Australian Defence Force with F90 assault rifles
 
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Thales’s F90 rifle is to enter Australian Defence Force service, marking a new era for the Australian soldiers and their weapons. The Australian Department of Defence has signed a AUD 100 million (USD 74M) contract with Thales to produce 30,000 rifles, 2,500 SL40 grenade launchers, spare parts and various ancillaries at Thales’s facility in Lithgow, regional NSW.
 

  Saudi-led coalition deploys about 3,000 troops, APCs and main battle tanks in Yemen
 
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A ground force of 2,800 pro-government troops, accompanied by main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers, pushed toward a Houthi-controlled military base in Yemen Monday August 3rd, as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes cleared their path. The Al-Anad military base, located just north of Yemen’s port city of Aden, is the main Houthi encampment in the country's south.
 

US DoD awards Lockheed a $66 mn contract to develop Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile 
 
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Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $66,371,639 fixed-price incentive contract with options by the US Department of Defense to develop the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) for the US Army and US Navy. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2017.
 

  Switzerland becomes first European customer for Mabey Bridge's 90m Delta Bridge
 
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The procurement arm for the Swiss Federal Ministry of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, Armasuisse, has become the first European customer for Mabey Bridge’s Delta Bridge. The new, single span, 90m Delta bridge will be opened next month and will cross the Rhine river close to Chur, the capital of the Swiss Canton of Graubünden, unveiled the British company Maby Bridge.
 

  Rheinmetall to manufacture turret structures for British Army's Scout SV Reconnaissance vehicle
 
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Rheinmetall has won an important order in connection with a key programme of the British Ministry of Defence to procure a new generation of combat vehicles for Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Lockheed Martin UK has contracted with Rheinmetall’s Defence arm to manufacture the turret structures for the British Army’s new Scout SV Reconnaissance vehicle, the German company announced today August 3rd, 2015.
 

  South Korea about to start deployement of new Cheongung M-SAM air defense missile system
 
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South Korea will deploy a new homegrown mid-range surface-to-air missile, M-SAM, in the country's armed forces this year following a successful test-fire, the South Korea's defense acquisition agency said last week. The missile with a 40-kilometer range, also called "Cheongung," was developed locally in 2011 to replace the RoK Air Force's (RoKAF) aging batteries of MIM-23 Hawk from the U.S.
 

 The Weststar Group selected to provide Malaysian military with STARStreak VSHORAD systems
 
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The Weststar Group has been recently appointed as the main contractor for Ministry of Defence Malaysia, (MINDEF) procurement of the latest state-of-the-art STARStreak Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) system from Thales Air Defense Limited UK, the Malaysian company announces today.
 

Russia will start delivery of advanced version of S-300 air defense missile system to Iran in 2016
 
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Vladimir Kozhin, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide on military-technical cooperation, said that Russia is assembling a more advanced version of its S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system to begin its shipment to Iran by 2016. He noted that Moscow is also modernizing some parts of the system and changing contract terms such as the pricing.
 

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