December  2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Raytheon won a $32mn contract to provide US Marine Corps with LAV anti-tank variant turrets
 
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The US-based giant Raytheon has been awarded a $32,674,202 contract for 22 turrets for the United States Marine Corps light armored vehicle anti-tank variant. The conctrat will be performed in McKinney, Texas, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2018, the US Department of Defense announced on Dec. 10, 2015.
 

Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod will deliver more than 1,400 armoured vehicle for 2016
 
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Russian armored vehicle manufacturer Uralvagonzavod’s estimated output under the 2016 defense procurement program will exceed 1,400 vehicles, Vyacheslav Khalitov, deputy director general for special vehicles, Uralvagonzavod, told TASS on Thursday, December 10, 2015.
 

Russia has developed a new armour to increase protection against anti-tank rockets as the RPG
 
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The newly developed product of the Steel Research Institute /incorporated by the Tractor Plants Concern/ will protect the Russian armor against anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades with a shaped-charge warhead, the Concern press service has told TASS.
 

US Army to deliver 114 units of M113A2 APC to the Armed Forces of Philippine this month
 
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A total of 77 units of M113A2 Armed Personnel Carriers (APCs) from the US arrived in Subic Wednesday evening, December 9, and another 37 units are scheduled to arrive next week in time for the transfer of all 114 armored vehicles to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) later in the month, the US embassy in Manila announced in a statement on Thursday, December 10.
 

US Army to open 138,000 positions in 19 different specialties for women in 2016
 
US Army to open 138 000 positions in 19 different specialties for women in 2016 640 001 A total of 19 military occupational specialties, or MOSs, in the Army will open to women beginning early next year, the US Army revealed on its website on Dec. 7, 2015 The US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Dec. 3 that women who qualify will be able to serve in any job, anywhere in the military. He directed the Army and other services to provide an implementation plan by Jan. 1.
 

Degtyaryov Plant will supply 20 weapons to Russian Defense Ministry for the Ratnik program
 
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The Degtyaryov Plant in central Russia will supply 20 weapons for Russian Defense Ministry special forces in February 2016 to test them for the Ratnik ‘soldier of the future’ combat gear, the plant’s press office told TASS on Thursday, December 10, 2015.
 

Russian Army is about to switch to T-14 tanks on the Armata commonized heavy tracked chassis
 
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The Russian Army can switch to T-14 tanks on the Armata commonized heavy tracked chassis in five to 10 years, if it maximizes its orders, Vyacheslav Khalitov, deputy director general, special vehicles, Uralvagonzavod, has told TASS in an interview.
 

Russian main weapon-producing Degtyaryov Plant increased its arms exports by 30%
 
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The Degtyaryov Plant in Kovrov in central Russia has increased its arms exports by 30% in 2015, Acting Head of the Plant’s Small Arms and Artillery Systems Department Sergei Pustovalov told TASS on Thursday. Syria, Algeria, Namibia and Asian countries are the main customers of the plant’s products, he added.
 

Finmeccanica's Selex ES developed the Falcon Shield anti-UAV system
 
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As mini and micro drones continue to grow in capability and popularity, the potential threats they pose also grows. The Falcon Shield has the capability to seize control of a drone and direct it safely to the ground. The entire Falcon Shield system is a modular, allowing users to customize it to their requirements
 

The newest 4x4 armoured vehicle Dozor-B ready to enter in service with Ukrainian armed forces
 
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The newest 4x4 armored vehicle "Dozor-B" has passed state tests and is recommended for The Armed Forces of Ukraine adoption - this is the conclusion of specialized military commission, set out in the joint decision, signed by the representatives of developer and other governmental agencies.
 

Lithuanian military about to receive new upgraded self-propelled 120 mm mortar systems
 
Lithuanian military about to receive new upgraded self propelled 120 mm mortar systems 640 001 In the first week of December practical tests with newly upgraded self-propelled 120 mm mortar systems of the Lithuanian Armed Forces were conducted at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabrade (Švencionys distr.), the Lithuanian Defense Ministry announced on Dec. 4, 2015.
 

Northrop Grumman successfully demonstrates its Venom small UAS tracking system
 
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At the Army Maneuver-Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX) held at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Northrop Grumman Corporation's Venom demonstrated the ability to identify and track small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and to provide accurate targeting data while on the move. This targeting capability enabled other systems in the network to counter the UAS.
 

Iran eyes on Russia's T-90S main battle tank
 
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Iran is willing to acquire Russian T-90S tanks, Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Purdastan, Iranian Land Forces Commander, announced today in Tehran in an interview to the local journalists. "Our relationship with Russia in military technology has strengthened. So the acquisition of Russian T-90S tanks has risen on the agenda," Tasnim agency quotes the General’s words spoken at today’s ceremony of opening the Iranian land forces sports competition.
 

Bittium received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for its TAC WIN
 
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Bittium received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the Software-Defined Radio based system products meant for tactical communications. The purchase order is the materialization of a purchase option issued together with a purchase order received in July 2014.
 

Russia and India plan to sign several contracts for military equipment worth more than $15 billion
 
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Russia and India are planning to sign several defense contracts worth more than one trillion rupees ($15 billion) at the forthcoming summit in December, India’s Central Chronicle Newspaper reported late on Monday, December 7, 2015, with reference to sources at the Indian Defense Ministry.
 

Russian and Belarus to create a joint venture to produce all-terrain vehicle ATV
 
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A joint venture is being set up in Russia’s Republic of Komi to produce an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) from Minsk-based BelGAZavtoservis, the latter’s deputy director general, Andrei Provatorov, told TASS at the 5th Arctic - Today and Tomorrow International Forum.
 

US Army grants a $800mn contract to Harris for expeditionary warfare products
 
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The U.S. Army has awarded Harris Corporation a five-year, $800 million ceiling, multi-award IDIQ contract to provide expeditionary warfare products and services to the Army Research Lab (ARL). The ARL develops and supports advanced technology to enable government agencies to counteract and defeat threats. The contract was awarded during the first quarter of Harris' fiscal 2016.
 

New Zealand government approves purchase of LMT MARS-L rifles for country's armed forces
 
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New Zealand's military forces are to be issued with new U.S.-made rifles, replacing their current weapons after almost 30 years. Defense Minister Gerry Brownlee said Tuesday that the cabinet had approved the purchase of more than 9,000 rifles manufactured by Lewis Machine and Tools (LMT) in a contract worth 59 million NZ dollars (39.19 million U.S. dollars).
 

The Saudi Arabia Kingdom-led coalition has destroyed Scud missile near Yemeni-Saudi border
 
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The Saudi Arabia Kingdom-led coalition has destroyed a Scud missile carrier near the Yemeni-Saudi border, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Sunday, December 6, 2015. The carrier, belonging to Iran-backed Houthi militia and its ally deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s forces, was destroyed by the coalition after studying their movements, the channel said.
 

Russia hopes multi-billions military contracts and enhanced technical cooperation with Iran
 
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Russia hopes to expand military and technical cooperation with Iran considerably after all restrictions on arms sales to the Islamic Republic are lifted, Russian presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said on Monday. Russia and Iran may sign contracts worth billions of US dollars, he said in an interview with Izvestiya newspaper.
 

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