August 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News

 
 
 
 
Russian artillery units in the North Caucasus are learning to operate Aistyonok radar
 
Rocket, missile and tube artillery units of the Russian Southern Military District’s all-arms army based in the North Caucasus have started learning to operate the advanced Aistyonok man-portable radar, the district’s press office said.
Rocket, missile and tube artillery units of the Russian Southern Military District’s all-arms army based in the North Caucasus have started learning to operate the advanced Aistyonok man-portable radar, the district’s press office said.
 

India's difficulties to produce home-made weapons
 
India’s homemade Dhanush towed howitzer may be domestically produced, but a multitude of failed tests have proven that the weapon is unready for use in warfare. An Indian Army source told Defense News that the artillery gun has failed three times in as many months, pushing the induction date back further and further.
India’s homemade Dhanush towed howitzer may be domestically produced, but a multitude of failed tests have proven that the weapon is unready for use in warfare. An Indian Army source told Defense News that the artillery gun has failed three times in as many months, pushing the induction date back further and further.
 

Algerian army acquired Russian-made Buk-M2E surface-to-air missile systems
 
According to Defenceweb website, the Algerian military has acquired Buk-M2E surface-to-air missile systems, which were seen during a recent exercise.
According to Defenceweb website, the Algerian military has acquired Buk-M2E surface-to-air missile systems, which were seen during a recent exercise.
 

Jordan,Qatar and Taiwan to receives additional Javelin anti-tank missiles
 
Raytheon/Lockheed Martin JV has received an additional $133.9 million for Javelin anti-tank missile sales to Jordan, Qatar and Taiwan.
Raytheon/Lockheed Martin JV has received an additional $133.9 million for Javelin anti-tank missile sales to Jordan, Qatar and Taiwan.
 

Saab to deliver BT46 training systems to the Estonian army in 2018
 
Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Estonian Armed Forces to deliver BT46 training systems to the Estonian Army. The deliveries will be made in 2018.
Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Estonian Armed Forces to deliver BT46 training systems to the Estonian Army. The deliveries will be made in 2018.
 

3D printers tested by US Marines Corps for producing spare parts in the field
 
Marine Corp Systems Command and the 2nd Maintenance Battalion at Camp Lejeune are overseeing the field evaluation of a prototype X-FAB, or expeditionary fabrication, for future development. The X-FAB is a collapsible 20x20-feet shelter that houses four 3D printers, design software computer systems and a scanner. It would allow for the rapid fabrication of parts at the battalion level using additive manufacturing.
Marine Corp Systems Command and the 2nd Maintenance Battalion at Camp Lejeune are overseeing the field evaluation of a prototype X-FAB, or expeditionary fabrication, for future development. The X-FAB is a collapsible 20x20-feet shelter that houses four 3D printers, design software computer systems and a scanner. It would allow for the rapid fabrication of parts at the battalion level using additive manufacturing.
 

US Marine corps request additionall M27 IAR to replace the M4 carbine
 
The Marine Corps is requesting 50,000 M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles to replace the M4 carbine that infantry and other units currently use.
The Marine Corps is requesting 50,000 M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles to replace the M4 carbine that infantry and other units currently use.
 

USA delivers M2A2 Bradley fighting vehicle to Lebanon 
 
Ambassador Elizabeth Richard spoke today at the delivery of Bradley Fighting Vehicles and armored field artillery ammunition supply vehicles to the Lebanese Armed Forces.
Ambassador Elizabeth Richard spoke today at the delivery of Bradley Fighting Vehicles and armored field artillery ammunition supply vehicles to the Lebanese Armed Forces.
 

Japan deployed Patriot missile defence system in 4 western prefectures
 
Japan deployed Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interceptors on Saturday in four western prefectures, local media reported.
Japan deployed Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interceptors on Saturday in four western prefectures, local media reported.
 

US Army contracts Lockheed Martin provide experimentation works on the Squad X program
 
Lockheed Martin has received a $12.9 million U.S. Defense Department contract for the Squad X Experimentation program for dismounted infantry combat systems.
Lockheed Martin has received a $12.9 million U.S. Defense Department contract for the Squad X Experimentation program for dismounted infantry combat systems.
 

 Lockheed Martin delivered the first ATACMS missile made in its new facility
 
Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile to the U.S. Army from the company’s new production facility in Camden, Arkansas.
Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile to the U.S. Army from the company’s new production facility in Camden, Arkansas.
 

Letter of intent signed between Finnish Defence Force and Bittium 
 
Bittium Wireless Ltd, subsidiary of Bittium Corporation, and the Finnish Defence Forces have signed a Letter of Intent concerning the purchase of new software defined radio (SDR) based tactical radios and the preparations of the purchase. The Letter of Intent encompasses products belonging to the new Bittium Tough SDR product family: tactical handheld radio Bittium Tough SDR Handheld™ and tactical vehicular radio Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular™.
Bittium Wireless Ltd, subsidiary of Bittium Corporation, and the Finnish Defence Forces have signed a Letter of Intent concerning the purchase of new software defined radio (SDR) based tactical radios and the preparations of the purchase. The Letter of Intent encompasses products belonging to the new Bittium Tough SDR product family: tactical handheld radio Bittium Tough SDR Handheld™ and tactical vehicular radio Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular™.
 

Barrett Communications launches the advanced 4075 High Power HF transmitter
 
E-mail and messaging have become the common and preferred methods in modern communications. Barrett’s innovative liquid cooled amplifier, when married with the Barrett 4050 SDR Transceiver to produce the Barrett 4075 HF High power transmitter, will run continuously at high power for extended data transmission and at optimum temperatures resulting in greater reliability.
E-mail and messaging have become the common and preferred methods in modern communications. Barrett’s innovative liquid cooled amplifier, when married with the Barrett 4050 SDR Transceiver to produce the Barrett 4075 HF High power transmitter, will run continuously at high power for extended data transmission and at optimum temperatures resulting in greater reliability.
 

Bittium expands its family of Tough Software-defined radio
 
Bittium expands its tactical communications offering with a software defined radio based Bittium Tough SDR product family that includes Bittium Tough SDR Handheld™, tactical handheld radio for individual soldiers, and Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular™, tactical radio for vehicle installations.Bittium will showcase the products for the first time at the DSEI exhibition to be held in London September 12-15, 2017.
Bittium expands its tactical communications offering with a software defined radio based Bittium Tough SDR product family that includes Bittium Tough SDR Handheld™, tactical handheld radio for individual soldiers, and Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular™, tactical radio for vehicle installations.Bittium will showcase the products for the first time at the DSEI exhibition to be held in London September 12-15, 2017.
 

Turkey orders 529 Kirpi 4x4 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles
 
The Turkish defense procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), awarded a contract to local armored vehicle manufacturer BMC on August 8 for the order of 529 Kirpi 4x4 tactical wheeled armored vehicles.
The Turkish defense procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), awarded a contract to local armored vehicle manufacturer BMC on August 8 for the order of 529 Kirpi 4x4 tactical wheeled armored vehicles.
 

Russian heavy artillery brigade will hold unique live-fire exercise in northwest region of Russia
 
A heavy artillery brigade based in the Tambov Region in central Russia will hold a unique live-firing exercise at the Luzhsky training range in the Leningrad Region in northwest Russia for the first time, the Russian Western Military District’s press office said.
A heavy artillery brigade based in the Tambov Region in central Russia will hold a unique live-firing exercise at the Luzhsky training range in the Leningrad Region in northwest Russia for the first time, the Russian Western Military District’s press office said.
 

Rockwell Collins contracted to provide knowledge support service for the US Army
 
Rockwell Collins announced that it will be providing its ARINC knowledge-based support services as part of a five year, $37.4 billion Command, Control, Communications, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Responsive Strategic Sources for Services (RS3) contract awarded by the U.S. Army. The contract, awarded to a group of more than 50 companies, has a five-year renewable option.
Rockwell Collins announced that it will be providing its ARINC knowledge-based support services as part of a five year, $37.4 billion Command, Control, Communications, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Responsive Strategic Sources for Services (RS3) contract awarded by the U.S. Army. The contract, awarded to a group of more than 50 companies, has a five-year renewable option.
 

Envistacom will provide communications and operations support for the US Army
 
The U.S. Army recently awarded Envistacom with a contract to provide communications and operations support to forces deployed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The U.S. Army recently awarded Envistacom with a contract to provide communications and operations support to forces deployed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
 

US Army selected Rockwell Collins to produce 101 manpack radios
 
The U.S. Army Program Executive Office C3T has selected Rockwell Collins to produce 101 Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Factor (HMS) Manpack radios and ancillaries beginning in August.
The U.S. Army Program Executive Office C3T has selected Rockwell Collins to produce 101 Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Factor (HMS) Manpack radios and ancillaries beginning in August.
 

Endeavor Robotics to supply US Army with 32 small unmanned ground vehicles 
 
Endeavor Robotics, the U.S.-based, leading ground robotics company has received an order for 32 of the battle-proven Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV) equipped with the Endeavor Robotics uPoint Multi-Robot Control System.
Endeavor Robotics, the U.S.-based, leading ground robotics company has received an order for 32 of the battle-proven Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV) equipped with the Endeavor Robotics uPoint Multi-Robot Control System.
 

Hesco introduce the new TERRABLOCK range 
 
This range has been designed to be rapidly installed across diverse environments, enhancing existing security measures as well as enabling institutions, events and businesses to maintain operations in response to an ever changing threat.
This range has been designed to be rapidly installed across diverse environments, enhancing existing security measures as well as enabling institutions, events and businesses to maintain operations in response to an ever changing threat.
 

Leornado will be providing next generation combat computing systems to the US Army
 
Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced that it has received an additional $58 million in orders from the U.S. Army Mission Command Program Office to provide next-generation combat computing systems called the Mounted Family of Computer Systems, or MFoCS.
Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced that it has received an additional $58 million in orders from the U.S. Army Mission Command Program Office to provide next-generation combat computing systems called the Mounted Family of Computer Systems, or MFoCS.
 

Kratos to provide technical and training services to Saudi Arabia
 
Kratos Technology and Training Solutions has received a $46.2 million contract for training and technical services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 defense development goals.
Kratos Technology and Training Solutions has received a $46.2 million contract for training and technical services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 defense development goals.
 

Raytheon contracted to work on the Standard Missile-3 Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense
 
Raytheon Missile Systems has received a $66.4 million modification to an existing contract for the Standard Missile-3 Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense program for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.
Raytheon Missile Systems has received a $66.4 million modification to an existing contract for the Standard Missile-3 Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense program for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.
 

Milrem showcases its UGV to attract US sub-contractors
 
Estonian Defense company Milrem is exhibiting its Titan unmanned ground vehicle in Michigan this week in a bid to attract U.S. sub-contractors for production, the company announced on Tuesday.
Estonian Defense company Milrem is exhibiting its Titan unmanned ground vehicle in Michigan this week in a bid to attract U.S. sub-contractors for production, the company announced on Tuesday.
 

BAE Systems unveilled iMOTR: an innovative mobile multiple-object tracking radar
 
BAE Systems today introduced iMOTR™, an innovative, mobile multiple-object tracking radar (MOTR), which uses commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions to provide military test and evaluation ranges a higher degree of accuracy in tracking time, space, and position information (TSPI) for objects in flight. The solution was unveiled at the annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama.
BAE Systems today introduced iMOTR™, an innovative, mobile multiple-object tracking radar (MOTR), which uses commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions to provide military test and evaluation ranges a higher degree of accuracy in tracking time, space, and position information (TSPI) for objects in flight. The solution was unveiled at the annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama.
 

 Belgium issues RFI for LMV Lynx light armored vehicle replacement
 
The Belgian Defence Ministry issued yesterday a Request For Information (RFI) for the purchase of new armoured command & liaison vehicles to complement and replace its current fleet of LMV Lynx light tactical vehicles. Tendering shall begin at the beginning of 2018 while the contract is expected to be awarded in the same year and deliveries should start in 2021, the Belgian MoD said.
The Belgian Defence Ministry issued yesterday a Request For Information (RFI) for the purchase of new armoured command & liaison vehicles to complement and replace its current fleet of LMV Lynx light tactical vehicles. Tendering shall begin at the beginning of 2018 while the contract is expected to be awarded in the same year and deliveries should start in 2021, the Belgian MoD said.
 

Russian army will be supplied with a newly designed gas mask 
 
A new gas mask is being designed for the Russian army and will be supplied in the framework of the new state armaments program, head of the radiation, chemical and biological protection force Major-General Igor Kirillov told reporters.
A new gas mask is being designed for the Russian army and will be supplied in the framework of the new state armaments program, head of the radiation, chemical and biological protection force Major-General Igor Kirillov told reporters.
 

Raytheon contracted to upgrade US Army Abram main battle tank
 
Raytheon has been awarded $10.1 million for modification P00013 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (M67854-15-C-6002) for the Abrams Integrated Display and Targeting System (AIDATS).
Raytheon has been awarded $10.1 million for modification P00013 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (M67854-15-C-6002) for the Abrams Integrated Display and Targeting System (AIDATS).
 

Harris will equip the US Army with Falcon 3 manpack radios for two major test events
 
The U.S. Army has issued a delivery order to the Harris Corporation for multi-channel Falcon III HMS manpack radios to support two major test events.
The U.S. Army has issued a delivery order to the Harris Corporation for multi-channel Falcon III HMS manpack radios to support two major test events.
 

Uralvagonzavod from Russia has delivered new  BMR-3MA mine-clearance tank to Russian army
 
The Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) research-and-manufacturing corporation, a subsidiary of Rostec, has delivered a batch of the newest BMR-3MA heavy mine-clearance vehicles to Russia`s Ministry of Defence (MoD), a representative of the company said.
The Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) research-and-manufacturing corporation, a subsidiary of Rostec, has delivered a batch of the newest BMR-3MA heavy mine-clearance vehicles to Russia`s Ministry of Defence (MoD), a representative of the company said.
 

Test of the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar
 
The Navy's Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC) supported live developmental testing of the U.S. Marine Corps Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) Block 1 capability from April 10 to June 21.
The Navy's Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC) supported live developmental testing of the U.S. Marine Corps Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) Block 1 capability from April 10 to June 21.
 

Sudan continues to show interest for Russian-made military equipment
 
Russia is an important partner of Sudan in the sphere of military-technical cooperation. Khartoum is interested in numerous products of the Russian military-defense complex, Sudan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Atta Al-Man Bakheet said.
Russia is an important partner of Sudan in the sphere of military-technical cooperation. Khartoum is interested in numerous products of the Russian military-defense complex, Sudan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Atta Al-Man Bakheet said.
 

US Marines Corps to be fielded with new reinforced rucksacks pack frame
 
The Marine Corps will begin fielding a reinforced pack frame for their standard rucksacks as early as 2018 following reports of the current issue FILBE frames becoming brittle and snapping in cold weather.
The Marine Corps will begin fielding a reinforced pack frame for their standard rucksacks as early as 2018 following reports of the current issue FILBE frames becoming brittle and snapping in cold weather.
 

Lockheed Martin contracted to provide new launch system for the ATACMS missile
 
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control has been awarded a $161.4 million contract for the production of launch assemblies for the Army Tactical Missile System surface-to-surface missile, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday.
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control has been awarded a $161.4 million contract for the production of launch assemblies for the Army Tactical Missile System surface-to-surface missile, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday.
 

Israeli Company Plasan Sasa unveilled a new variant of their Sandcat Stormer armored vehicle 
 
According to the website "Israel Defense", Plasan Sasa, an Israeli manufacturer of armor protection solutions for vehicles, has unveiled a new variant of their SandCat-Stormer armored vehicle, for the first time following serial delivery to an international client – the Stormer RCWS/MLS.
According to the website "Israel Defense", Plasan Sasa, an Israeli manufacturer of armor protection solutions for vehicles, has unveiled a new variant of their SandCat-Stormer armored vehicle, for the first time following serial delivery to an international client – the Stormer RCWS/MLS.
 

China modernize its Type-96 main battle tank according to experience acquired in the Army Games
 
China is modernizing its main combat tanks Type-96 according to the experience acquired in the Russian Tank Biathlon, the military Zvezda TV channel reported. During the biathlon most crews operated T-72 tanks.
China is modernizing its main combat tanks Type-96 according to the experience acquired in the Russian Tank Biathlon, the military Zvezda TV channel reported. During the biathlon most crews operated T-72 tanks.
 

Israeli Ministry of Defense introduces NAMER tracked IFV with 30mm automatic cannon
 
The Israeli Minsitry of Defense has unveiled a new IFV version of the Israeli-made NAMER tracked APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier). July 31, 2017, A video was released on the official Youtube account of the Israeli Ministry of Defense showing the new NAMER IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) in live demonstration.
The Israeli Ministry of Defense has unveiled a new IFV version of the Israeli-made NAMER tracked APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier). July 31, 2017, A video was released on the official Youtube account of the Israeli Ministry of Defense showing the new NAMER IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) in live demonstration.
 

India developed its first unmanned ground vehicle based on a BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicle
 
India`s Defense Research and Development Organization has developed the first indigenous unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), according to the Economic Times newspaper. The UGV is based on the Soviet BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and dubbed Muntra. Two such vehicles were showcased at the Science for Soldiers exhibition.
India`s Defense Research and Development Organization has developed the first indigenous unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), according to the Economic Times newspaper. The UGV is based on the Soviet BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and dubbed Muntra. Two such vehicles were showcased at the Science for Soldiers exhibition.
 

Russian Airborne Force will be equipped with the Ratnik combat gear before yearend
 
All servicemen of Russia’s Airborne Force will be provided with the Ratnik combat gear before the yearend, Airborne Force Commander Andrei Serdyukov said. "We are planning to provide all our soldiers and officers with the Ratnik combat system by the end of 2017," Serdyukov said in an interview with the Rossiyskaya Gazeta government daily.
All servicemen of Russia’s Airborne Force will be provided with the Ratnik combat gear before the yearend, Airborne Force Commander Andrei Serdyukov said. "We are planning to provide all our soldiers and officers with the Ratnik combat system by the end of 2017," Serdyukov said in an interview with the Rossiyskaya Gazeta government daily.
 

BAE Systems Australia to build a massive defense hub in Victoria
 
BAE Systems Australia will build a world class defence hub in Victoria, consolidating the company’s Victorian Maritime, Aerospace and Land businesses into a single facility that will foster collaboration and innovation, delivering sustainable jobs over multiple projects for decades to come.
BAE Systems Australia will build a world class defence hub in Victoria, consolidating the company’s Victorian Maritime, Aerospace and Land businesses into a single facility that will foster collaboration and innovation, delivering sustainable jobs over multiple projects for decades to come.
 

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