December 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russian UGVs Unmanned Ground Vehicles Soratnik and Nerehta took part in military exercises
 
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Russian UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles) Soratnik and Nerehta took part in military exercises outside of Moscow, practicing reconnaissance and fire support for Russian army mechanized infantry unit. The drones took part for the first time in operational drills with the Central Command of the Russian Ground Forces.
 

Turkish Armed Forces will take delivery of Anka-S Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in 2017
 
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According the newspaper website "Daily Sabah", the Turkish Armed Forces will take delivery of Anka-S Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in the beginning of next year d is planned to be completed by 2018. The Anka is a family of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for the requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces.
 

Israeli Company Rafael demonstrated its Spike SR missile to international military delegations
 
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Israeli Company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. hosted last month a group of some 15 delegations from countries around the world for a first-ever international demonstration of Spike SR – a Short Range precise, tactical missiles for ranges of up to 1500 m.
 

ASVK sniper system to be delivered to Russian Western Military District's reconnaissance unit in 2017
 
ASVK sniper system to delivered Russian Western Military District reconnaissance unit in 2017 Snipers of the Western Military District’s reconnaissance large unit based in the Nizhny Novgorod Region in the Volga area will receive the advanced Kord ASVK sniper system in early 2017, the district’s press office said.
 

Over 60 Tornado-G MLRS and 20 Msta-SM howitzers delivered to Russian Army in 2016
 
Over 60 Tornado-G MLRS 20 Msta-SM howitzers delivered to Russia in 2016  001 Over 60 Tornado-G multiple-launch rockets systems (MLRS) and more than 20 Msta-SM howitzers have been delivered to the Russian Army in 2016, the service chief, Colonel General Oleg Salyukov, said at the annual session of the Military Council of the Russian Army’s command element.
 

Indonesian Marine Corps receives four Type 90B Multiple Launch Rocket Systems from China
 
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According to local sources, the Indonesian Marine Corps (Korps Marinir, or KORMAR) recently took delivery of a batch of four Type 90B 122 mm multiple rocket systems from China. The four artillery systems have been handed over under a contract signed in 2015 between Indonesia and the Chinese defense contractor NORINCO.
 

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the Iranian Army tested their radar systems in joint drill
 
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Iran’s Army and the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) employed their radar systems in a joint air defense drill underway in southern parts of the country, during the Defenders of Velayat Skies 7.
 

Iran has test-fired local-made Sayyad-3 missiles from Talash air defense system
 
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Iran tested its state-of-the-art missile systems in its large-scale air defense drills codenamed Modafe'an-e Aseman-e Velayat 7 in the Southern parts of the country on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. The Iranian-made ‘Sayyad-3’ missiles was test-fired from the Talash air defense system.
 

Azerbaijan has successfully test-fired Israeli-made Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air missile
 
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Azerbaijan has successfully test-fired the newly developed, Israeli-produced Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missile developed jointly by Israel and India. In May 2016, reports from Azerbaijan has confirmed the purchase of the Barak-8 missile systems from Israel.
 

Infantry units of Russian Arctic Brigade will be equipped with upgraded BTR-82A 8x8 armored APC
 
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The infantry units of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Arctic brigade will be equipped with upgraded BTR-82A armored personnel carriers (APC) tailored to the harsh environment of the High North, according to the Izvestia daily. The APCs will have improved climate control ensuring the stable operation of the electronic sights, radios and other sophisticated gear.
 

Japan is seeking to supply Thailand with air defense radar built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
 
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Japan is seeking to win a contract to supply Thailand with an air defense radar system built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, as it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in the Southeast Asian nation, according to four Japanese government officials and one industry source.
 

High record for defense budget of Japan with $44 billion for the fiscal year 2017
 
High record for defense budget of Japan with 44 billion dollars for the fiscal year 2017 640 001
The Japanese government has approved a record-high defense budget for the fiscal year 2017 with a growing ambition for military expansion. The Japanese defense budget, rising for the fifth straight year since Abe took office in 2012, hit an unprecedented 5.13 trillion yen (around 44 billion U.S. dollars) for the fiscal year starting April 2017.
 

BAE Systems to deliver CV90 IFV fitted with Mjölner 120mm mortar system to Swedish army
 
BAE Systems has received a 575 million SEK ($68 million) contract for the installation of vehicle mounted mortar systems on Swedish Army CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles. The installation of the company’s 120mm mortar system, known as Mjölner, on 40 CV90s will considerably increase the indirect fire capability of the vehicles to support mechanized battalions.
BAE Systems has received a 575 million SEK ($68 million) contract for the installation of vehicle mounted mortar systems on Swedish Army CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles. The installation of the company’s 120mm mortar system, known as Mjölner, on 40 CV90s will considerably increase the indirect fire capability of the vehicles to support mechanized battalions.
 

CV9035 IFVs from Army of Netherlands to be fitted with Israeli IMI Iron Fist active protection system
 
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BAE Systems has received a contract from the Netherlands for the testing and verification of Active Protection Systems (APS) Iron Fist developed by the Israeli Company IMI (Israeli Military Industries) Systems to put on its CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).
 

China has offered to provide $14 million of small arms and boats to the Philippines for free
 
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China has offered to provide $14 million worth of small arms and fast boats to the Philippines for free, aiding President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs and fighting terrorism, Manila's defense minister said. China's arms offer came after a U.S. senator has said he would block the sale of 26,000 M4 rifles to the Philippine police due to human rights concern.
 

NATO has approved about $390 million in trust fund to support Afghan armed forces
 
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NATO has approved about 390 million U.S. dollars in a trust fund implementation plan to support the Afghan force, the organization said in a press release on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. As of June 2016, the total cumulative amount of contributions made to the ANA Trust Fund amounts to over 1.5 billion U.S. dollars.
 

Lockheed Martin receives $1.45 billion contract for PAC-3 missiles
 
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The United States and allied military forces will upgrade their missile defense capabilities under a new $1.45 billion contract for production and delivery of Lockheed Martin Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptors.
 

British MoD awards BAE Systems & Rheinmetall to start Challenger 2 tank MBT life extension
 
British MoD awards BAE Systems Rheinmetall to start Challnger 2 tank MBT life extension 640 001
The British Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded new contracts to BAE Systems and Rheinmetall Land Systeme GmbH to progress the Challenger 2 MBT (Main Battle Tank) Life Extension Project. The Challenger is in service with the British Army since 1998.
 

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