February 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

 Saab to supply key components for USMC's AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air task Oriented Radar system
 
Saab to supply key components for USMC s AN TPS 80 Ground Air task Oriented Radar system 640 001 Defence and security company Saab’s U.S. based company, Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC., has been awarded a contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation for components and subsystems of the U.S. Marine Corps AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system. The order value of the contract is MSEK 247 ($32 Million).
 

 Kongsberg signs production contract for delivery of Protector RWS for Scout SV programme
 
Kongsberg signs production contract for delivery of Protector RWS for Scout SV programme 640 001 Kongsberg has signed the production contract with General Dynamics UK, for the delivery of Protector Remote weapon systems for the Scout Specialist Vehicle Programme, valued at $94 million. The Protector system will be available on all Scout SV platform variants and can replace the Primary Sight on the Scout Reconnaissance variant.
 

 Ukraine army has taken delivery first batch of AT105 Saxon 4x4 APC armoured personnel carrier
 
Ukraine army has taken delivery first batch of AT105 Saxon 4x4 APC armoured personnel carrier 640 001 Ukraine armed forces have taken delivery first batch of British-made 4x4 armoured vehicles AT105 Saxon. The vehicles were delivered to Odessa and transported by road to to Nikolaev and Kharkov to be upgraded. Ukroboronprom has purchased 75 armoured personnel carrier (APC) which were in storage in UK. The vehicles come with any weapons and will be equipped with a weapon station made in Ukraine.
 

 Ghana's Armed Forces received $1.7 mn in military equipment from Germany
 
Ghana Armed Forces received  1 mn in military equipment from Germany 640 001 The Ghana Armed Forces has received $1.7 mn euros worth of military equipment from Germany and will use the hardware in support of its contribution to the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Standby Force, reported defenceWeb yesterday, February 11.
 

 Lockheed's Gyrocam Sensor System certified as standard sensor package on US MRAP vehicles
 
Lockheed Gyrocam Sensor System certified as standard sensor package on US MRAP vehicles 640 001 The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin recently marked achievement of Milestone C on the U.S. Army Vehicle Optics Sensor System (VOSS) program – the final milestone required to transition the quick reaction capability to a program of record, the US-based company announced yesterday, February 11.
 

 U.S. President Obama sends a draft resolution to Congress for military action in Syria and Iraq
 
US President Obama sends a draft resolution to Congress for military action in Syria and Iraq 640 001 President Barack Obama has sent a draft resolution to Congress to authorize the use of force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The president spoke about the draft authorization during a White House announcement this afternoon. Vice President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry stood with the president.
 

 Russian Eastern Military District to receive new Pantsyr-S1 air defense missile-gun systems in 2015
 
Russian Eastern Military District to receive new Pantsyr S air defense missile gun systems in 2015 640 001 The air defence units of the Air Force Command and Air Defence Command of the Russian Pacific Fleet will receive some new Pantsyr-S1 air defense missile-gun systems. "We would like to remind that several AA units of the Eastern MD are already equipped with this missile-gun system.", said today the Russian Ministry of Defense in an official statement.
 

 United States plan to start training of Ukrainian soldiers in March of this year
 
United States plan to start training of Ukrainian soldier in March of this year 640 001 The U.S. military plans in March to start training Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, a top U.S. military commander in Europe said Wednesday. U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said a battalion of U.S. soldiers would train three battalions of Ukrainians from the Interior Ministry at the Yavariv training center in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.
 

 MEADS International to offer Medium Extended Air Defense System for Polish air defense program
 
MEADS International to offer Medium Extended Air Defense System for Polish air defense program 640 001 MEADS International (MI) has completed a two-day technical dialogue with the Polish Ministry of National Defense, offering the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) as a basis for Poland’s Narew short-range air and missile defense program.
 

Russian army units of Eastern District have received new Borisoglebsk-2 electronic warfare vehicles 
 
Russian army units of Eastern District have received new Borisoglebsk-2 electronic warfare vehicles 640 002 The motorized rifle unit of the Eastern Military District stationed in Buryatia has received the newest Borisoglebsk-2V electronic warfare system. This was announced by Colonel Alexander Gordeev, a spokesman for the Eastern Military District, on Monday, February 9, 2015.
 

 India to launch development program for army's future battlefield management system
 
India to launch development program for army s future battlefield management system 640 001 The Indian government is poised to award its first 'make' contract, in which the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) will fund two Indian consortia in developing a $6-8bn 'battlefield management system' (BMS), reports today the Indian newspaper Business Standard. This digital wireless network will interlink soldiers and battlefield sensors through voice and data channels, providing a common battle picture to each soldier.
 

 

 US House of Representatives introduces bill to provide $1bn in military aid to Ukraine through 2017
 
US House of Representatives introduces bill to provide 1bn in military aid to Ukraine through 2017 640 001 The US House of Representatives introduced new legislation authorizing military and lethal aid to Ukraine through 2017, according to a US Congress announcement. The bill, introduced by Representatives Adam Smith and Mac Thornberry, both members of the House Armed Services Committee, aims to secure Ukraine’s “sovereign territory against foreign aggressors,” and defend Ukrainians from attacks by “Russian-backed separatists,” according to the legislation. 
 

 AM General submits final proposal for its Blast Resistant Vehicle-Offroad into US JLTV program
 
AM General submits final proposal for its Blast Resistant Vehicle Offroad into US JLTV program 640 001 AM General, one of the most experienced Light Tactical Vehicle producer in the world, yesterday submitted the final proposal for its Blast Resistant Vehicle-Offroad (BRV-O®) entrant into the U.S. Government's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
 

 Lockheed Martin has delivered proposal for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle JLTV for U.S. armed forces
 
JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Lockheed Martin United States American defence industry military technology 640 004 The Lockheed Martin Team believes its proposal delivers the best performing, best value option for the JLTV program. By balancing the “iron triangle” of protection, performance and payload, the Team has created a vehicle that delivers greater reliability, outstanding fuel efficiency, unmatched power generation capability, and lower overall operations and sustainment costs.
 

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