December  2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russia reportedly achieved equipping six military bases in Arctic region
 
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Russia has completed equipping its six military bases in the Arctic, a high-ranking source in the Russian army’s General Staff told TASS on Monday. "According to the General Staff’s execution documents, the work for the deployment and equipment of six military bases on the Arctic islands and in the polar part of mainland Russia is completed," the source said at the fifth international forum that discusses the Arctic and its present and future.
 

South Korea will develop new stealth UAV to counter North Korea's artillery and missile systems
 
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South Korea plans to develop stealth unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to counter North Korea's long-range artillery and mobile missile systems, the country's military said Sunday. The development program is part of 31 research projects scheduled to be conducted by the end of next year, Korean officials said.
 

Paramount Group of South Africa opens new armoured vehicles factory in Kazakhstan
 
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The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, His Excellency Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the new state-of-the-art factory built by Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) for the production of the world's most advanced armoured vehicles to meet the regional demand for land systems technologies.
 

Renault Trucks Defense MIDS armoured truck command post for police and security forces
 
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Renault Trucks Defense offers new version of its MIDS (Midlum Security and Public Order Vehicle) armoured truck as command post. The MIDS Command Post manufactured in the Renault Trucks Defense factories of Limoges and Fourchambault is now available for purchase.
 

Germany has approved the merge of German Company KMW and French Company Nexter
 
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The German government has approved a merger of German tank maker Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) with the French armoured vehicle maker Nexter, the economy ministry said on Friday, December 4, 2015. Nexter and KMW could to become in the near future the European leader in land weapons and armoured vehicles.
 

U.S. ready to open all combat jobs to women for the first time
 
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U.S. defense chief Ash Carter said on Thursday the U.S. military would open all combat jobs to women. "I'm announcing muy decision not to make continued exceptions, that is, to proceed with opening all these remaining occupations and positions to women. There will be no exceptions," said Carter here at a press conference. 
 

South Korea's Parliament approves a 3.6% increase for 2016 defense budget
 
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South Korea's National Assembly approved Thursday a 3.6 percent increase in the defense budget for next year to boost the number of military conscripts and improve the quality of life at barracks, according to the country's Ministry of National Defense. The increase put the country's defense budget for 2016 at US$33.2 billion.
 

URAL of Russia has developed new 4x4 MRAP armoured vehicle Ural-53099 Taifun-U
 
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The URAL Automobile Works company has developed new 4x4 MRAP armored vehicle designated Ural-53099 Taifun-U according to a source in the company. "The 6x6 Taifun-U MRAP became the basic model to the 4x4 vehicle", the source said, pointing out, that the revealed at ARMY-2015 military exhibition Ural-53099 was "a mockup".
 

U.S. deploys new 100-strong special operations force in Iraq to fight the Islamic State
 
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The Pentagon said on Wednesday a new U.S. specialized operations force being deployed to Iraq would number about 100, and the majority would not be engaged in raids. "Probably around 100, maybe a little bit less," said Steve Warren, spokesman for the U.S.-led military campaign against ISIS, referring to the announcement made by U.S. defense chief Ash Carter on Tuesday that the specialized force would "over time" conduct unilateral operations in Iraq and Syria.
 

Russia Eastern Military District receives 2S7 Pion artillery guns and Pantsir-S air defense systems
 
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A batch of 203-mm 2S7 Pion self-propelled guns has been fielded with artillery units of the Eastern Military District, Alexander Gordeyev, chief of the district’s press office, told journalists on Thursday. The Eastern MD AD units located in Kamchatka also received 6 Pantsir-S AA missile and gun systems.
 

Tornado fighter jets performed first British airstrike in Syria on IS targets
 
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Royal Air Force Tornado jets have carried out the first British bombing runs over Syria, the British Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The air strikes were carried out within hours of a vote by MPs in the Commons to back extending operations against Islamic State (IS) from neighbouring Iraq.
 

US Marine Corps successfully test-fires the new M1122 practice round
 
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The successful test of a new artillery round brings the promise of more explosions and reduced costs for the artillery community after the US Marines of 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment tested the new M1122 practice round at US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Nov. 19, 2015.
 

Almaz-Antey plans to deliver five regiment-size S-400 air defense missile system to Russia in 2016
 
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Russian air defense system manufacturer Almaz-Antey delivered three regiment-size sets of S-400 Triumph (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) systems to the Russian Defense Ministry in 2015, with five more to follow in 2016, Almaz-Antey’s press office told journalists on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.
 

Aselsan to develop AKKOR Active Protection System for Turkish Altay main battle tank
 
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Leading Turkish defense company Aselsan has announced it signed an agreement regarding the “Active Protection System Development Project,” dubbed AKKOR, for the Turkish Land Forces with the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), valued at 54 million euros.
 

UK and European partners signed MoU for the future Joint Expeditionary Force
 
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Defence Secretary Michael Fallon yesterday committed the UK to a leading role in the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), which will include Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Norway, and could mean the mobilisation of up to 10,000 troops to tackle crises.
 

South Korea launches new 9th Marine Corps brigade to protect Jeju island
 
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A new Marine Corps brigade was launched by South Korea Tuesday to undertake a mission to defend the southern resort island of Jeju and its adjacent area, the Marine Corps said. The new 9th Brigade will take over the mission to secure the safety of the southern island area from the Navy-led Jeju Defense Command, which was recently decommissioned in a reshuffle.
 

Russia Western Military District troops receive new Strela-10MN mobile air defense missile systems
 
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More than ten Strela-10MN mobile air defense missile systems have arrived for air defense units of the Western Military District’s motor rifle brigade based in the Leningrad Region in northwest Russia, district spokesman Oleg Kochetkov said on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015.
 

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