February 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

 General Dynamics wins contract to convert additional Abrams tanks to M1A2 SEP V2 configuration
 
General Dynamics wins a 50 mn contract to upgrade Abrams tanks to M1A2 SEP V2 configuration 640 001 The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $49.7 million under an existing contract to upgrade M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) V2 configuration. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics.
 

 Indian military to be strengthened with six new squadrons of Akash air defense missile systems
 
Indian miilitary to be strengthened with six new Squadrons of Akash air defense missile systems 640 001 The Indian military has raised six new squadrons of the Akash Air Defence System which is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and private firms. The squadrons will be inducted in the Indian Air Force. The top IAF officials were quoted as saying by TOI that IAF already has two operational squadrons of the all-weather, point/area missile system.
 

 Chile's armed forces receive 12 M109A5 Paladin 155mm self-propelled howitzers
 
Chile armed forces receive 12 M 109A5 Paladin 155mm self propelled howitzers 640 001 Twelve M109A5 howitzers were delivered to Punta Arenas in Southern Chile Dec. 8 as part of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's foreign military sales program. The howitzers were subsequently transferred to the Artillery Group No. 7 "Wood", 4th Armoured Brigade "Chorrillos" of the 5th Army Division.
 

Outside Aero India 2015, India could sign defence contracts worth $1.5 Bn with Israel 
 
Outside Aero India 2015, India could sign defence contracts worth $1.5 Bn with Israel 640 001 According to International Business Times, India and Israel are likely to finalise a major defence deal, which would see two more Phalcon AWACS (airborne warning and control system) and four aerostat radars, in a deal worth almost $1.5 billion (€1.3 billion). The deal could be conclude during Aero India 2015
 

 Second successful firing of MBDA’s MMP medium range land combat missile by the DGA
 
Second successful firing of MBDA MMP medium range land combat missile by the DGA 640 001 On 12th February, 2015, another test firing of the MMP missile took place at the French Procurement Agency DGA Techniques Terrestres site in Bourges central France. The MMP uses the the technology of fire and forget mode and has a maximum range of 4,000 m.
 

Russian formations’ commanders practiced counteracting high technology equipped enemy 
 
Russian formations commanders practiced counteracting high technology equipped enemy 640 001 The Central Military District formations’ commanders practiced new methods of counteracting the high technology equipped enemy at the Cherbakulsky training ground. In the course of the training officer and general personnel commanded the tactical groups in order to detect, block and dispose the imaginary enemy which is in operational service with high-tech vehicles and armament.
 

Afghan and Pakistani army discuss to build a cross-border network to root out terrorism
 
Afghan and Pakistani army discuss to build a cross-border network to root out terrorism 640 001 Leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, Afghan Border Police zones 301 and 402, the 11th Pakistan Army Corps, and a delegation from Resolute Support headquarters met to discuss border security at an event hosted by Train, Advise, Assist Command – East at Operational Base Fenty, Jan. 18. (By Capt. Jarrod Morris, Resolute Support Headquarters)
 

 Australian Defence Minister urges local firms to compete for Land 400 Army vehicle tender
 
Australian Defence Minister urges local firms to compete for Land 400 Army vehicle tender 640 002 Australian Defence Minister Kevin Andrews says tenders will open shortly for a $10 billion project replacing the Army's ground fleet. The Land 400 program includes design, engineering and manufacturing of the next generation of military combat vehicles.
 

 Italy 'ready to lead' coalition against Libya jihadists
 
Italy 'ready to lead' coalition against Libya jihadists 640 001 After closing its embassy in Tripoli (one of the last European mission in the country), Italy call for a U.N. mission in Libya. Italian Defence Minister said Sunday that Italy was ready to lead a coalition from Europe and north African states to battle against the advance of jihadists.
 

 Iran has installed new home-made radar system Sepher (Sky) able to monitor all the country
 
Iran has installed new home-made radar system Sepher Sky able to monitor all the country 640 001 Iran is installing a long-range radar system, Iran's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Commander Farzad Esmaili said on Sunday, February 16, 2015. Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said Iran's new home-made radar system, named 'Sepehr (Sky)', enables the country to monitor every enemy move right from the start.
 

 Iran equipped with new home-made drones armed with high-precision smart missiles
 
Iran equipped with new home-made drones armed with high-precision smart missiles 640 001 Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Iran's home-made drones are equipped with high-precision smart missiles. Iran’s drones have been equipped with high-precision smart missiles that can hit high-speed vehicles with pinpoint precision, Salami said.
 

 U.S. releases satellite images showing artillery and air defense systems sent by Russia in Ukraine
 
US  releases satellite images showing presence of artillery and air defense systems sent by Russia 640 001 The United States government released Saturday, February 14, 2015, satellite images that, it said, show the presence in eastern Ukraine of artillery and air defense systems sent by Russia to the separatist rebels. The black-and-white pictures were posted on Twitter by the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, who said the government of President Barack Obama is "sure" that all this armament belongs to Russia and not to the separatists.
 

 National Guard of Ukraine has taken delivery of 5 Kraz Shrek 4x4 mine protected vehicles
 
Shrek KRAZ 4x4 MRAP mine protected armoured vehicle Ukraine Ukrainian army military equipment 640 001 According the website ukraineindustrial.info, the Ukrainian National Guard has taken delivery of five KRAZ Shrek mine resistant ambush protected vehicle. The Shrek is 4x4 armoured vehicle jointly developed by the Ukrainian Company AutoKRaZ and Streit Group from United Arab Emirates.
 

 Russia and Nicaragua signed an agreement concerning military and technical cooperation
 
Russia and Nicaragua signed an agreement concerning military and technical cooperation 640 001 In the course of his visit to Nicaragua Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu signed intergovernmental agreement concerning facilitated enter of the ships of the Russian Navy to the Nicaraguan ports. He also signed a set of other agreements in the field of military and technical cooperation.
 

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