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

 Honeywell develops virtual reality technology for future DARPA and US Army Ground Vehicles
 
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Honeywell has signed an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to provide the Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program with a virtual reality instrument panel that replaces glass windows with display technology from Honeywell. This first-of-its-kind virtual instrument panel could give drivers better awareness and more information for improved mission success.
 

Elbit Systems introduced its new Skylark 3 mini Unmanned Aircraft System 
 
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Elbit Systems has developed the Skylark3, a new autonomous miniUnmanned Aircraft System (UAS), best suited for brigades and divisions in “beyond the next hill” reconnaissance, counterinsurgency and force protection missions, as well as for use in a range of civil applications, such as border and coastal security and anti-terror operations. The new system has already been selected by an undisclosed customer.
 

 Montenegro marked an important step to become a NATO member
 
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Montenegro marked an important step on its road towards NATO membership on Monday (15 February 2016), beginning two days of Accession Talks in Brussels. The talks cover the details of membership including political, military and legal questions, and provide an opportunity for both sides to clarify outstanding issues.
 

US finalised a $700 million government-to-government proposal to sell M777 howitzers to India 
 
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The US has finalised a proposal to sell M777 ultra-light howitzers to India under a direct government-to-government deal, with Washington expected to send a formal 'Letter of Acceptance' this week. The light artillery gun deal, worth over $700 million, will also involve a significant 'Make in India' component with Mahindra expected to bag a major share of the work contract.
 

Iran will take delivery of first Russian-made S-300 air defense missile the first quarter of 2016
 
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Iran will take delivery of the first Russian-made S-300 air defense missile system in the first quarter of 2016, said Russian Special Presidential Envoy on Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov. The S-300 (NATO code SA-10 Grumble) is a family of initially Soviet-made surface-to-air defense missile systems produced by the Russian Company Almaz-Antey.
 

 Saudi Arabia intercepted a Scud missile fired from Yemen with a Patriot missile
 
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Saudi Arabia intercepted a Scud missile fired toward the kingdom by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, the Riyadhled coalition fighting the insurgents has said. The official Saudi SPA news agency said the missile was destroyed by the kingdom’s air defenses at around 21:45 on Saturday, around 100 kilometers from its border with Yemen.
 

United States to deploy additional Patriot air defense missile systems in South Korea
 
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The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot air defense missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch. In the meantime, the U.S. military command in South Korea said Saturday that an air defense battery unit from Ft. Bliss, Texas, has been conducting ballistic missile training using the Patriot system at Osan Air Base near Seoul.
 

Iran ready to produce local-made Karrar main battle tank with features similar to Russian T-90 MBT
 
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Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari announced that his forces have been equipped with the home-made state-of-the-art tanks named 'Karrar' with features similar to the Russian T-90 tanks.
 

Iran unveils newly-designed model of Shahed 129 long-range drone UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
 
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The Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) showed the newly-designed model of its longest-range drone, Shahed (Eye Witness) 129, during the annual February 11 rallies on the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
 

BAE Systems unveils its reworked Terrier Armoured Combat Engineer Vehicle 
 
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Widely regarded as the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of combat engineering vehicles, BAE Systems’ Terrier has been fitted with new technologies and systems by its defence engineers. The updated vehicle offers a new telescopic investigation arm and the ability to wade through two metre wave surges.
 

Ukrainian-made Kozak-2 4x4 armoured personnel carrier in service with Border Guards of Ukraine
 
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According a video releases on Internet, the Ukrainian-made Kozak-2 4x4 armoured vehicle personnel carrier is now in service with the Ukrainian Border Guards. February 11, 2016, a column of armoured vehicles including modernized BTR-70 APC and Kozak-2 were shot at the entrance of Ukrainian border guards barracks in eastern Ukraine.
 

Russia pushes upgraded BMP-1 IFVs at international arms market
 
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Russia is pushing upgraded BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) at the international arms market. The IFVs of the type are supposed to be the popular ones in spite of fighting against the Islamic State (IS, forbidden in Russia) terroristic group, according to a Russian defense industry source.
 

China has donated US$3 million of military equipment to Armed Forces of Liberia
 
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The Government of the People’s Republic of China has donated US$3 million worth of military equipment to the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).Speaking at the official turning over ceremony of the equipment at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) in Monroviaon Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Chinese Ambassador ZHANG Yue said the donation is evidence of China’s sincere support to Liberia’s peace-keeping and social stability efforts in the course of the U.N. Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown.
 

United Arab Emirates is ready to supply soldiers for ground operations in Syria as Saudi Arabia
 
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Last week, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the possibility to supply ground forces to help support and train an international military coalition against Islamic State in Syria. Saudi Arabia said last week it was ready to participate in any ground operations in Syria if the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq decided to start such operations.
 

Russian company UIMC has presented releases for a new multicopter attack system 
 
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United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has presented plans for a multifunctional air robotic system, which includes a robot helicopter, observational copter, reconnaissance copter, and attack copter with rocket-launching capabilities. The robots can carry out a wide range of tasks and can act either independently or as part of a unit. A number of products in the complex were presented for the first time at the Robotics of the Russian Armed Forces exhibition.
 

3M and Schuberth to Collaborate on Next-Generation Helmet Technology  
 
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3M Deutschland GmbH and Schuberth GmbH have joined forces to develop new and improved ballistic head protection systems for military and law enforcement applications. The agreement outlined plans to collaborate and create custom solutions for end users in the European market. Schuberth will also be a distributor of 3M ballistic helmets manufactured by Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company.
 

Thailand has allocated new budget of $255 million to purchase new main battle tanks
 
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The Royal Thai army has allocated a new budget of about THB 9 billion ($255 million) to purchase new main battle tank in addition to the Ukrainian contract for the delivery of 49 T-84 Oplot main battle tanks. Army spokesman Col Winthai Suvaree said the army's procurement panel will consider all possible options before making a decision based on cost-effectiveness and transparency.
 

 US Army to send 500 infantrymen to southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province
 
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This is the largest deployment of US troops outside major bases in Afghanistan since the end of the Nato combat mission in 2014. A battalion of 500 U.S. Army infantrymen is being sent to southern Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand Province where the Taliban have made a comeback, Fox News reported.
 

 US to build Aegis Land-based Missile System in Poland by 2018
 
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AMEC Programs Inc., Alpharetta, Georgia, was awarded a $182,753,859 fixed-price-incentive contract with options for the European Phased Adaptive Approach Phase III, Aegis Ashore (land-based missile defense system) to be built in Poland with an estimated completion date of April 9, 2018.
 

 India and Israel are about to conclude three military deals valued at around $3 billion
 
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India is close to concluding a three military deals and projects with Israel, collectively worth around $3 billion, ahead of PM Narendra Modi's first visit to the country later this year. At least three deals with Tel Aviv are headed to the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) for the final nod, which will consolidate Israel's position as one of the top three arms suppliers to India, defence ministry sources said on Monday.
 

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