December  2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Germany could purchase 131 additional Boxer 8x8 APC armoured vehicles personnel carrier
 
Germany could purchase 131 additional Boxer APC 8x8 armoured vehicles personnel carrier 640 001
According the US website Defense News, the German Army could acquire 131 additional Boxer 8x8 (APC) armoured vehicles personnel carrier. On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the parliament's budget committee approved the procurement of the APCs, a Defense Ministry spokesman confirmed.
 

Taiwan will purchase 36 AAV LVTP-7 Assault Amphibious Vehicles from United States
 
Taiwan will purchase 36 AAV LVTP-7 Assault Amphibious Vehicles from United States 640 001
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States for Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs) for an estimated cost of $375 million. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
 

U.S. possible foreign sale to Taiwan for the delivering of Javelin Missile Systems
 
US possible foreign sale to Taiwan for the delivering of Javelin Missile Systems 640 001
The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States for Javelin Missiles estimated to cost $57 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
 

United States could deliver 250 Block I-92F Stinger Missile MANPADs to Taiwan
 
United States could deliver 250 Block I-92F Stinger Missile MANPADs to Taiwan 640 001
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States for Block I-92F MANPAD Stinger Missiles, related equipment and support. The estimated cost is $217 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
 

First delivery in 2016 of new Scorpion LShA-2B 4x4 light tactical armoured vehicle to Russian army
 
Skorpion LShA-2B 4x4 light tactical armoured vehicle Zashchita Russia Russian army military equipment 640 001
The fielding of the Scorpion LShA-2B 4x4 tactical armored vehicle to the Russian Armed forces will begin in 2016, Zaschita Corp. Director General Sergei Starun told journalists on Thursday, December 17, 2015. The vehicle is manufactured by the Russian Company Zashchita.
 

Germany unveiled its new counter-terrorism police unit composed of up to 250 agents
 
Germany unveiled its new counter terrorism police unit of up to 250 agents assigned 640 001
Germany is introducing a new police unit in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris that officials say will be better armed and trained to deal with terrorism. Some 250 more officers will be added to the national police force's special arrest units, known as the BFE, and based at five locations around the country.
 

Vladimir Putin has termed the Strategic Missile Force status during the Defense Ministry Board
 
Vladimir Putin has termed the Strategic Missile Force status during the Defense Ministry Board 640 001
Russian President Vladimir Putin has termed the honing of the Strategic Missile Force’s capabilities the force development priority at the expanded session of the Defense Ministry Board. The Strategic Missile Force is marking its 56th anniversary on December 17.
 

Iran confirms its intention to purchase Russian-made T-90 tanks
 
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Iran’s Ground Force Command has transferred a proposal to the Iranian General Staff on the purchase of Russian-made T-90 tanks, Ground Force Commander, Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on the sidelines of a conference on army draft held in the province of North Khorasan on Wednesday.
 

ROSTEC Russia industry would like to boost its business activities with India China and Japan
 
ROSTEC Russia industry would like to boost its business activities with India China and Japan 640 001
The investment arm of Rostec Corp. is focusing on its Russian businesses that may find demand in markets such as India, China and Japan, according to the chief of the investment division. To boost the value of some of Rostec’s hundreds of businesses and improve management, the holding company established RT-Business Development, led by former Swiss hedge-fund manager Andrey Korobov.
 

General Dynamics wins a $450 million contract to provide communications services to US Air Forces
 
General Dynamics wins a 450 million contract to provide communications services to US Air Forces 640 001
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract by the Defense Information Systems Agency in support of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) to provide communications technical support services in Asia. The single-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of approximately $450 million for five years, if all options are exercised.
 

Indian Ministry of Defence is planning to order 500 more M777 155mm BAE Systems light howitzers
 
Indian Ministry of Defence is planning to order 500 more M777 155mm BAE Systems light howitzers 640 001
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) of India is planning to place yet another multi-million dollar order with BAE Systems Inc for purchasing 500 more M777 ultra-light Howitzer guns. This is even as it is all set to sign the pending sale of 145 gun-pack with the UK-headquartered defence major.
 

Oshkosh Defense to resume work on Joint Light Tactical Vehicle production contract for US Army
 
L-ATV JLTV  light combat tactical all-terrain vehicle Oshkosh Defense United States defence industry 640 003
The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) has directed Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, to resume work on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) production contract. 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 with a light vehicle that provides unprecedented protection, off-road mobility and transportability.
 

Russian military base in Armenia started learning to operate the Orlan-10 modern UAV systems
 
Russian military base in Armenia started learning to operate the Orlan 10 modern UAV systems 640 001
The Russian military base in Armenia has started learning to operate new Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a Southern Military District spokesman told TASS on Tuesday. "The military base’s UAV units have started learning to operate modern Russian-made Orlan-10 systems at the high mountainous Kamkhud training range. The systems were made operational in October," the spokesman said.
 

German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann KMW & French Nexter Systems have completed their association
 
Germany has approved the merge of German Company KMW and French Company Nexter 640 001
Amsterdam, 15 December 2015. – After all required approvals have been obtained, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Nexter Systems have completed their association on 15 December 2015. From now on, two of the leading European manufacturers of military land systems based in France and Germany will operate jointly under the umbrella of a holding company under Dutch law with headquarters in Amsterdam.
 

Lithuania armed forces could acquire NASAMS-2 Norwegian-made air defense missile system
 
NASAMS Konsberg advanced surface-to-air defense missile system Norway Norwegian army defense industry 640 001
According to military sources in Lithuania, negotiations on the acquisition of the NASAMS-2 (National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System), jointly developed by Norway’s Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace Company and America’s Raytheon, are preliminarily slated for next year.
 

Saudi Arabia forms a new coalition with 34 countries to combat the terrorism
 
Saudi Arabia forms a new coalition with 34 countries to combat the terrorism 640 001
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, December 15, 2016, formed a 34-state military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a joint statement published on state news agency. Egypt, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are among the Arab countries in the alliance, together with Islamic countries Turkey, Malaysia and Pakistan, as well as African states.
 

Lockheed Martin won a contract to build PAC-3 missiles for use in Raytheon's Patriot missile system
 
Lockheed Martin won a contract to build PAC3 missiles for use in Raytheon s Patriot missile system 640 001
Lockheed Martin Corp has won a U.S. Army contract worth $1.09 billion to build PAC-3 missiles for the U.S. Army, South Korea, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for use in Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system, the Pentagon said Monday.
 

Russian Defense will purchase a wide number of planes, ships and armoured vehicles annually
 
Russian Defense will purchase a wide numbers of planes ships and armoured vehicles annually 640 001
The Russian Defense Ministry will purchase about 200 planes and helicopters and up to 30 surface ships and submarines a year, the chief of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov told a news briefing for foreign military attaches in Moscow on Monday.
 

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