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

Russia could deliver new generation of S-300 air defense missile system to Iran
 
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Speaking in his weekly press conference on Monday, February 22, 2016, he referred to the recent meeting between Iranian and Russian defense officials, the Russian Defense Minister said that Russia could deliver a new generation of S-300 air defense missile system to Iran.
 

New Russian railway missile complex Barguzin will carry six RS-24 Yars ICBM missiles
 
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Colonel Nesterov said that in 2020 Russia’s armed forces will receive a new generation of ICBM-(Intercontinnetal Ballistic Missile) launching trains called Barguzin. It will carry six RS-24 Yars ICBMs, as compared to three RT-23 (NATO Reporting name SS-24 Scalpel) carried by its predecessor, the Molodets railroad ICBM system.
 

Romania to purchase Lockheed Martin TPS-77 Radars
 
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Romania will gain greater situational awareness with two new TPS-77 radars under a contract agreement with Lockheed Martin. Like all next-generation radars made by Lockheed Martin, the company is planning to include innovative new Digital Array Row Transceivers (DART), which lead to energy efficiency and greater performance for the Lockheed Martin suite of radars.
 

Iranian Islamic Revolution Guard Corps plans to test new weapons and military equipment
 
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Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) plans to test its recently developed weapons and military equipment in the upcoming wargames. The Iranian the defense ministry tests its weapons and equipment in advance as part of a routine training cycle designed to improve defense.
 

German to send troops to Tunisia to train soldiers in the fight against IS  
 
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Germany is considering sending troops to Tunisia to help train soldiers in the fight against Daesh terrorists, the Bild am Sonntag said on Sunday. The newspaper also said that representatives of the defence and foreign ministries would hold talks in Tunis on Thursday and Friday about how the German military could lend support in a training mission.
 

 New military command systems to reinforce the ability of Chinese army to conduct joint operations
 
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The redrawing of China’s military theater command districts will incorporate the restructuring of the military’s command systems, for the first time putting army, navy and air forces under a unified combined command. (Source Manila Times)
 

Turkey could considered the purchase of air defense missile system MEADS
 
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According DefenseNews website, Turkey could considered the purchase of air defense missile system MEADS (Medium Extended Air Defense System), a mobile land-based system jointly developed by the United States, Germany and Italy. With the current war in Syria and after a Turkish F-16 jet downed a Russian bomber jet late November last year. Turkish government would like to increase the protection of its national airspace.
 

Israel and US launched a joint command missile defense drill on sunday 
 
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A joint IDF-US European Command missile drill, dubbed Juniper Cobra 16, began Sunday, the military said. The drill, held since 2001 and now conducted every two years, is taking place for the eight time. The drill is aimed at improving cooperation and coordination between the two militaries, and training defenses against ballistic missile attacks.
 

U.S. is moving forward for deployment of THAAD air defense missile system in South Korea
 
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The United States wants to accelerate deployment of THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) air defense missile system in South Korea against the North Korean threats. The Pentagon official said the weapons system can be rapidly deployed and that the only impediment is reaching a quick agreement.
 

Armed forces of Iraq have received TOS-1A flamethrower mounted on T-90 MBT chassis
 
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Iraqi Armed Forces have received TOS-1A Russian-made heavy self-propelled flamethrower modification mounted on a new chassis, according to a broadcast by the Russia Today channel. The armament of the TOS-1A consists of a block launcher with 24 guide pipes of 220 mm calibre with 3,725 m length for launching unguided missile.
 

Missile forces of Russia will test-fire RS-26 Rubezh ICBM missile second quarter of 2016
 
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Missile Forces of Russia will test-fire an RS-26 Rubezh state-of-the-art intercontinental ballistic missile in the second quarter of 2016, a source in the defense industry sector told TASS Saturday, February 20, 2016. The RS-26 Rubezh is an ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) based on the RS-24 Yars road-mobile ICBM.
 

Saudi Arabia has suspended $3 billion aid of French military equipment to Lebanese army
 
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Saudi Arabia on Friday, February 19, 2016, announced a halt to the $3 billion program for military supplies to Lebanon in protest against Hezbollah, the group fighting in support of Syria’s regime. The decision came after Lebanese Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil declined to support Saudi resolutions against Iran during two meetings of Arab and Muslim foreign ministers.
 

French company ECA Group sees orders soar for its UAV IT180 with €3 million contracts
 
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Twenty-two months after the acquisition of Infotron, ECA Group is seeing orders soar for its airborne drones UAV IT180. Eleven of these drones have been sold since the beginning of the year with contracts totaling over €3 million. All these drones are deliverable during 2016. These orders have solidified the objective of 30 to 40 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - UAVs for 2016.
 

Russia and India may sign a contract for the delivery of S-400 Triumf SA-21 air defense missile
 
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Russia and India may sign a contract for the delivery of S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile systems this year, a military and diplomatic source told TASS at the Singapore Airshow 2016 on Friday, February 19, 2016.
 

 South Korea to create new army unit against possible North Korean terror attacks
 
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South Korean military is pushing to create an additional army unit in preparations for possible "terror attacks" from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, Yonhap news agency reported Friday citing military authorities.
 

US State Department approves a possible military sale to Saudi Arabia for support services
 
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The UD State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for support services. The estimated cost is $200 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on February 17, 2016.
 

Soldiers of Russian peacekeeping brigade has received Ratnik Future Soldier System
 
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All servicemen of Russia’s sole peacekeeping brigade have received Ratnik combat outfits, Commander of the Russian Central Military District’s 2nd Guards All-Arms Army Major-General Igor Seritsky said on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The peacekeeping brigade consists of more than 2,000 servicemen.
 

 The first Ural-VV Armored Personnel Carrier for Russian Army will be manufactured in 2016
 
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According to Ria Novosti : The first prototype of a new version of the Ural-VV armored vehicle, adapted to the requirements of the Russian Defense Ministry, will be manufactured in 2016, the head of the ministry’s Central Research Institute Test Centre for Automotive Engineering said Wednesday February 17.
 

Iran is considering to manufacture locally Russian-made T-90S main battle tank under license
 
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Iran is still considering the licensed manufacturing of T-90S main battle tanks (MBT), according to a Russian defense source. Despite the intentions to produce only locally developed MBTs, Iran is still considering the option of full or partial licensed production of Russian T-90 MBTs.
 

 Russian servicemen to receive 4000 Artic uniforms by 2016
 
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Russian servicemen will receive 4,000 Arctic uniforms in 2016, Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov said on Thursday on the occasion of the 316th anniversary of the Armed Forces’ Clothing and Equipment Supply Service. According to him, more than 2,100 military outfits of this type were delivered to Arctic islands in 2015.
 

Rheinmetall future MBT main battle tank MGCS Main Ground Combat System with 130mm cannon
 
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During the presentation of Rheinmetall's Capital Markets Day 2015, the Company has presented a new project for the development of future MBT (Main Battle Tank) with an upgraded 120mm high-pressure gun and then a new 130mm gun under the project name MGCS 2030+ (Main Ground Combat System).
 

 Saudi Arabia launched the biggest military exercice including troops from 20 nations
 
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Saudi Arabia launched a massive military exercise that will include troops from 20 nations, state media reported Monday. The drill, dubbed North Thunder, involves Arab and Muslim countries, according to the Saudi Press Agency. It's taking place in King Khalid Military City in northeastern Saudi Arabia. Qatar and UAE Armed Forces just arrived for the operation.
 

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