February 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

 Philippine Marine Corps to upgrade turrets of its armored fighting vehicles
 
Philippine Marine Corps to upgrade turrets of its armored fighting vehicles 640 001 The Philippine Navy announced yesterday, February 9, that it is launching a program focused on the modernization of the turret systems of its armored vehicles. “In line with the military’s ongoing modernization efforts, the Philippine Navy (PN) has announced that it will upgrade the turret systems of all the armored fighting vehicles at its arsenal,” the state-run news agency reports.
 

 New Zealand armed forces to start specific training for possible deployement in Iraq
 
New Zealand armed forces start specific training for possible deployement in Iraq 640 001 New Zealand troops are to begin training for a possible deployment to Iraq as part of the fight against the Islamic State (IS), Defense Minister Gerry Brownlee said Tuesday. The New Zealand's cabinet agreed in November last year for up to 10 military planners to be deployed to determine whether New Zealand could play a role in helping the Iraqi security forces build capacity to fight IS, and they were still assessing the possible nature and location of such a mission, he said.
 

 Iraqi armed forces with the coalition will start large ground offensive against Islamic State
 
Iraqi armed forces with the coalition will start large ground offensive against Islamic State 640 001 The U.S. envoy for the international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group has said that a major ground offensive will start soon, the state-run Petra news agency reported on Sunday, February 8, 2015. The Iraqi forces will lead the offensive with support from members of the coalition, the U.S. envoy General John Allen said in an interview with the Amman-based news agency.
 

 Lithuanian defense minister unveils major guidelines for country's national defense system
 
Lithuanian defense minister unveils major guidelines for country s national defense system 640 001 Lithuanian defense minister presented the guidelines to the country's national defense system for the next six years here on Monday. According to Juozas Olekas, the defense minister, the guidelines were based on the Government's defense spending, changing geopolitical situation in the region and lessons from the war in Ukraine. As Olekas noted, new guidelines have exceptional features.
 

Diehl concludes guided missile qualification of IRIS-T Surface Launched with successful firing 
 
Diehl concludes guided missile qualification of IRIS-T Surface Launched with successful firing 640 001 Following system validation one year ago, Diehl Defence´s IRIS-T Surface Launched (IRIS-T SL) demonstrated its full performance as the most advanced Short to Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM). During this final firing campaign, concluding guided missile qualification at the Overberg Test Range in South Africa in January 2015, three guided firings were executed in different short- to medium-range and very low- to high-altitude scenarios.
 

United States will donate Boeing ScanEagle UAV to czech troops deployed in Afghanistan 
 
United States will donate Boeing ScanEagle UAVs to czech troops deployed in Afghanistan 640 001 The United States will donate the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system to the Czech military to help protect the U.S. Bagram base in Afghanistan within the Foreign Military Funding program. The state-of-the-art drones, manufactured by Boeing, will fulfill a number of tasks in the Czech hands in Afghanistan.
 

 Ukraine's armed forces receive batch of Spartan APCs equipped with Sarmat turrets
 
Ukraine armed forces receive batch of Spartan APCs equipped with Sarmat turrets 640 001 The Ukrainian army has received six Spartan armored personnel carriers equipped with the Sarmat Remote Controlled Turret. The Streit Group Spartan-APC is a multi-functional LAV (Light Armored Vehicle) designed and built by the Streit Group’s Canadian Manufacturing Facility in Innisfil, Ontario, Canada and KrAZ (Kremenchuk Automobile Plant) in Kremenchuk, Ukraine.
 

 MBDA delivers the first PCP and IMCP air defense command and control systems
 
MBDA delivers the first PCP and IMCP air defense command and control systems 640 002 At the beginning of December 2014, MBDA delivered the first PCP (Platoon Command Post) and IMCP (Improved Missile Control Post) air defence command and control (C2) systems destined for an export customer. Production of the remaining systems currently under order will be spread over the next two years.
 

 U.S. delivers $25 mn in military aid to help Lebanon in fight against ISIS
 
U S delivers 25 mn in military aid to help Lebanon in fight against ISIS 640 001 Yesterday, February 8, the American Ambassador in Lebanon, David Hale, presided over the delivery of $25 million in assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) via the M/V Advantage vessel at the Beirut Port. Ambassador Hale was accompanied by Brigadier General Manuel Kerejian, Director of the LAF Logistics Brigade.
 

 Libya is interested by military equipment and technical cooperation from Russia
 
Libya is interested by military equipment and technical cooperation from Russia 640 001 Libya is interested in military and technical cooperation with Russia, Mohamed Abdelaziz, special envoy of Libya’s Council of Deputies chairman, said on Thursday, February 5, 2014. "Our cooperation in military and technical sphere is a historic partnership existing for nearly 40 years," Abdelaziz, currently on a visit to Moscow, said. "We hope it will be continued."
 

 United States will deliver four MQ-9 Reaper UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Netherlands
 
MQ-9 Reaper UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle United States army American defense industry 640 001 The State Department of United States has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for 4 MQ-9 Reapers and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $339 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
 

 New Ukrainian-made 4x4 APC Dozor-B gives strong confidence of protection 
 
New Ukrainian-made 4x4 APC Dozor-B gives strong confidence of protection small 001 Representatives of Ukrainian Armed Forces highly valued the first production sample of the new armored personnel carrier “Dozor-B”, introduced by UKROBORONPROM specialists. Combatants called “Dozor-B” “An innovative model, which gives strong confidence in protection”.
 

 Chinese army plans to organize large multiple military exercises in 2015
 
Chinese army plans to organize large multiple military exercises in 2015 640 001 The General Staff Headquarters (GSH) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) deployed PLA's trans-Military Area Command (MAC) base training tasks of 2015 during a meeting held in Beijing on February 4, 2015. The PLA will organize 29 brigades/regiments to 6 training bases and site areas to conduct actual-combat drills/exercises with larger scale, wider range and higher standard, according to the meeting.
 

 Harris Corporation of U.S. deal to buy Exelis manufacturer of military radios equipment
 
Harris Corporation of US deal to buy Exelis manuafcturer of military radios equipment 640 001 Harris Corp. ’s deal to buy a smaller defense-industry rival, the largest defense deal in almost 20 years, has the potential to spur more consolidation as the Pentagon budget stabilizes. The Melbourne, Fla., maker of military radios and air-traffic control equipment agreed to buy Exelis Inc. for about $4.56 billion, creating a top 10 Pentagon supplier by sales and uniting two midtier companies viewed as potential takeover targets.
 

 Ukraine would like to boost production of main battle tanks by 2,300 percent in 2016
 
Ukraine would like to boost production of main battle tanks T-84 Oplot by 2300 percent in 2016 640 001 Ukrainian state arms manufacturer UkrOboronProm said Wednesday, February 4, 2015, that it would boost tank production by an unprecedented 2,300 percent in 2016. The company's general director, Roman Romanov, was cited in a press release as saying that UkrOboronProm will expand production of its Oplot main battle tanks from five units per year to 120 per year from 2016 onward.
 

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