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

Indian Air Force is about to replace assault rifles for its special units GARUD
 
Indian Air Force is about to replace assault rifles for its special units GARUD 640 001
The Indian Air Force is learnt to have pegged up interest in its three-year hunt for new assault rifles for its special units (Garud), that should be compact, foldable, easy to carry, handle, operate, simple to maintain and with high range. The Army is also in the process of replacing the INSAS rifle in service.
 

Orbital ATK successfully tested its OBV Rocket for the US Missile Defense Agency 
 
Orbital ATK successfully tested its OBV Rocket for the US Missile Defense Agency 640 001 Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, successfully launched and tested its Orbital Boost Vehicle (OBV) rocket for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) as part of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Controlled Test Vehicle-02 Plus (CTV)-02+ mission. The company also supplied its Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile target rocket for this critical national security system test.
 

Tajik and Russian forces to craft common approach to dealing with militants
 
Tajik and Russian forces to craft common approach to dealing with militants 640 001
YEKATERINBURG, February 1st. /TASS-DEFENSE/. The Russian and Tajik militaries will devise a common approach to neutralizing militants in inaccessible mountainous terrain during a combined exercise in March, Col. Gen. Vladimir Zarudnitsky, commander, Central Military District, told journalists on Monday, February 1st 2016.
 

Russian Central Military District to receive Iskander missile systems to replace Tochka-Us
 
Russian Central Military District to receive Iskander missile systems to replace Tochka-Us 640 001
The Central Military District’s missile large unit garrisoned in the Sverdlovsk Region will have received Iskander (NATO reporting name: SS-26 Stone) tactical ballistic missile systems before year-end, Col. Gen. Vladimir Zarudnitsky, commander, Central Military District, told journalists on Monday, February 1st 2016.
 

New Turkish-made main battle tank Altay has received interest from Pakistan and Gulf countries
 
New Turkish-made main battle tank Altay has received interest from Pakistan and Gulf countries 640 001
Altay, Turkey’s first domestic main battle tank in the making, has received much interest from the country’s allies including Pakistan and Gulf countries, said the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) head Ismail Demir said January 7, 2016, during a presentation at Turkish parliament.
 

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