February 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
Russia develops robotized transport to carry infantrymen in battle
 
Russia develops robotized transport to carry infantrymen in battle 640 001
The Avrora Design Bureau in the Russian city of Ryazan developed the Mars A-800 versatile unmanned transport platform designed to carry infantrymen on the battlefield. It has been unveiled at a Russian Defense Ministry-sponsored conference on robotics recently.
 

 General Dynamics UK completes Critical Design Review of SCOUT armored Reconnaissance variant
 
Scout SV PMRS Protected Mobility Recce Support tracked armoured vehicle General Dynamics British Army 640 001 General Dynamics UK has successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for the SCOUT Reconnaissance variant, as part of the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) programme. The completion of the SCOUT Reconnaissance variant CDR is a significant marker in the SCOUT SV programme, with the first SCOUT Reconnaissance pre-production prototype to be completed later this year.
 

 BAE SYSTEMS DELIVERS FIRST OF 144 CV90S TO NORWAY
 
BAE SYSTEMS DELIVERS FIRST OF 144 CV90S TO NORWAY 640 001 BAE Systems has handed over the first CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) in serial production to the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (FLO) on time and on budget. BAE Systems Hägglunds’ contract, signed in 2012, includes the upgrade of the Norwegian Army’s existing fleet of 103 CV9030s and 41 new-build vehicles, giving the Army a total of 144 state-of-the-art CV90s in varying configurations.
 

 Thales and Aselsan have signed agreement for joint development of Missile Launcher System
 
Thales and Aselsan have signed agreement for joint development of Missile Launcher System 640 001 Thales and ASELSAN of Turkey have signed a new cooperation agreement during IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi to continue joint development of a Missile Launcher System that incorporates Thales’s Lightweight Multi-role Missiles (LMM) and the Missile Launcher System of ASELSAN.
 

New Zealand joins anti-ISIS coalition
 
New Zealand joins anti ISIS coalition 640 001 New Zealand has become the latest nation to join the international coalition fighting ISIS, with Prime Minister John Key telling lawmakers, Tuesday February 24, 143 military personnel were deploying to Iraq in a non-combat role.
 

Nexter Robotics announces the sale of 50 robotics systems in 2014
 
Nexter Robotics announces the sale of 50 robotics systems in 2014 640 001 The young subsidiary of Nexter Group, Nexter Robotics proudly announces, during the IDEX 2015 exhibition, its success made during the year 2014. Indeed, at least 50 robotics systems has been sold during the past year, making of Nexter Robotics a strong player in the area of robotics.
 

 

 Germany will not deliver GTK Boxer to Lithuania Army
 
Germany will not deliver GTK Boxer to Lithuania Army 640 001 The German government has rejected a request from Lithuania for Boxer APC, according to a newspaper report. The decision has been criticized by both sides of the German governing coalition. The German government has said it will not fulfill a request from its NATO ally and European Union partner Lithuania for the delivery of so-called Boxer, a media report said on Sunday, citing the German Defense Ministry.
 

US Army will receive 35 more AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, and Slovakia some Black Hawk
 
US Army will receive 35 more AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, and Slovakia some Black Hawk 640 001 On February 19, Boeing has been awarded for a 591,2 million contract to supply 35 AH-64E Apache attack helicopter to the US Army. AH-64E, formerly known as AH-64D Block III, is the last available version of the attack helicopter that was introduced in US Army in 1986. Those choppers should be delivered on July 31, 2015.
 

 Australia officially opens up tender for next-generation light armoured vehicle
 
Australia officially opens up tender for next generation light armoured vehicle 640 001 The Australian Defense Ministry officially opened tender for the replacement of its ageing Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV). Defence Minister Kevin Andrews made the announcement at the Puckapunyal military base south of Seymour. On his first visit to the complex since becoming Defence Minister, Mr Andrews promised that locally sourced content will be made “part of the criteria in the selection process”.
 

 India successfully testfired nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile
 
India successfully testfired nuclear capable Prithvi II missile 640 001 India on Thursday successfully testfired its home-made, nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in the eastern state of Odisha, sources said. "The surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was testfired from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur as part of an user trial by the Indian Army. The testfiring at 9: 20 p.m. (local time) was successful," the sources said.
 

 Oshkosh, Orbital ATK, EOS unveiled strong integration capabilities during live fire demonstration
 
Oshkos Orbital ATK EOS unveiled strong integration capabilities during live fire demonstration 640 001 Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, recently collaborated with EOS and Orbital ATK for a live fire demonstration at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. The Oshkosh® MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Standard Base (SXB) was outfitted with an EOS R-400 fire control system integrated with Orbital ATK’s M230LF 30mm lightweight automatic chain gun to demonstrate the viability and lethal effectiveness of a medium caliber weapon system equipped M-ATV.
 

 New KrAZ-5233 Shrek 4x4 armored vehicles of Ukrainian army ready to be deployed in the frontline
 
New KrAZ-5233 Shrek 4x4 armored vehicles of Ukrainian army ready to be deployed in the frontline 640 001 Ukrainian Minister of Interior Mr.Arsen Avakov posted up-to-date information about receipt of new KrAZ-5233 Shrek armored vehicles on Facebook. “Just in time! In the nearest time, the vehicles will enter service with National Guard assault troops and combat units on the frontline: Azov, Kulchitsky battalion, Kharkov operations brigade.
 

 Iranian armed forces are now equipped with suicide drones for Special Operations
 
Iranian armed forces are now equipped with suicide drones for Special Operations 640 001 Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Abdolrahim Moussavi said his forces have been equipped with suicide drones for special operations. "The Iranian Army uses different types of drones, including reconnaissance, surveillance and suicide drones" for different missions, Moussavi told the state-run news agency on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
 

 German Bundeswher to be supplied with Rheinmetall's new 40mm airburst ammunition technology
 
German Bundeswher to be supplied with Rheinmetall s new 40mm airburst ammunition technology 640 001 The German Bundeswehr has awarded Rheinmetall a multimillion-euro contract to supply it with several thousand cartridges of 40mm x 53 airburst ammunition, together with accessories, the German company officially announced today.
 

 United Kingdom supplied anti-ISIL coalition with 300 tons of weapons and ammunition
 
United Kingdom supplied anti ISIL coalition with 300 tons of weapons and ammunition 640 001 Britain has delivered 300 tons of weapons and ammunition to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State (ISIL) terrorist group, Bahraini newspaper Al-Wasat reported Tuesday. British troops are currently involved in training the Peshmerga fighters.
 

U.S. Army to provide Equipment and Intelligence to fight Boko Haram 
 
U.S. Army to provide Equipment and Intelligence to  fight Boko Haram The United States military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist them in the fight against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, the commander of U.S. Special Forces operations in Africa said. The United States would introduce technology allowing African partners to communicate between cellphones, radios and computers.
 

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