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

Russia has started the preliminary trials of new Bumerang 8x8 armoured fighting vehicle
 
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Russian Military-Industrial Company (a subsidiary of the Basic Element Group) has started the preliminary trials of new Bumerang (Boomerang) wheeled armoured fighting vehicle (AFV), according to the company`s director general Alexander Krasovitsky.
 

Saudi Arabian Air Defence Forces have destroyed Scud ballistic missile fired from Yemen
 
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Saudi Arabian air defenses on Monday, February 8, 2016, intercepted a Scud ballistic missile fired at Khamis Mushait city where a major airbase is located, the coalition fighting in Yemen said. The missile was intercepted at about 03H00 in the morning, said Brigadier General Ahmed Al-Assiri, spokesman for the coalition.
 

 US-Norway launched a joint initiative for a global landmines clearance in Colombia
 
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US President Barack Obama launched a global anti-landmine initiative for Colombia at an event at the White House on February 5. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was also present. This is a joint US-Norwegian initiative that will raise awareness of the issue of humanitarian mine clearance and the goal to make Colombia mine-free by 2021.
 

Pakistan to raise a new security division and 28 battalions amid terrorist threats in the country 
 
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Pakistan army plans to finance a new security division and 28 security battalions amid the increase of terrorist threats on the educational institutions in the country. Officials of the Pak Army had a meeting with Finance Minister, February 6.
 

South Korea and US to begin negotiations for deployment of THAAD missile after North Korea tests
 
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South Korea and the United States have agreed to begin negotiations for the deployment of the advanced American air defense system THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) on South Korean soil, officials said Sunday, despite opposition from China and Russia.
 

Police of Uganda takes delivery of 35 Chinese-made CS/VP3 4x4 MRAP and anti-riot vehicles
 
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According the National Kenyan television, at the beginning of February Chinese-made armoured vehicles CS/VP3 were unloaded at the port of Mombasa in Kenya to be delivered to the Ugandan Police. In 2011-2012 Ugandan police has already receives a first batch of CS/VP3.
 

Iran wishes to acquire new military equipment and combat vehicles from Russia
 
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Iran wishes to acquire new Russian weapons, and the defense cooperation between the two countries is developing, adviser to Iran's supreme leader Ali Akbar Velayati said Thursday, February 4, 2016. Iran wishes to acquire new Russian weapons, and the defense cooperation between the two countries is developing, adviser to Iran's supreme leader Ali Akbar Velayati said Thursday, Sputnik reported.
 

Philippines Army is looking the possibility to upgrade M113A2 APC with 25mm automatic cannon
 
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The Mechanized Infantry Division (MID) of Philippines Army is looking at the possibility of installing 25mmm automatic cannons to some of its newly-refurbished M-113A2 armored personnel carriers (APCs) of which 114 were formally accepted for service Thursday, February 4, 2016.
 

Russia has developped a silo-based version of Bastion SSC-5 Stooge coastal missile system
 
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Russia’s Machine-Building Scientific and Production Association has developed a stationary version of the Bastion (NATO reporting name: SSC-5 Stooge) coastal defense missile system with a silo-based launcher, the association’s spokesman said on Friday, February 5, 2016.
 

TsNIITochMash has tested its new fighting module for Zauralets-D self-propelled artillery system
 
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Russian Company TsNIITochMash has tested its new fighting module for the Zauralets-D, a new development of self-propelled artillery system, Dmitry Semizorov, director general of Russian defense contractor TSNIITOCHMASH, told journalists on Friday, February 5, 2016.
 

TsAGI of Russia is testing unmanned aerial vehicle features vertical takeoff and landing capabilities
 
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Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) is testing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the characteristics of a convertiplane, the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry’s press office said on Friday, February 5, 2016.
 

Belarus to consider buying S-400 and Iskander missile systems
 
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The Republic of Belarus will consider importing the advanced S-400 (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) surface-to-air missile and Iskander (SS-26 Stone) tactical ballistic missile systems from Russia in 2020 at the earliest, Igor Lotenkov, Belarusian deputy defense minister for armament, told journalists.
 

New delivery of Russian-made Igla-S SA-24 man-portable air defense missile system for Brazil
 
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According the website Infodefensa, Brazil has take delivery of a new batch of Russian-made man portable air defense missile systems (MANPADS) 9K338 Igla-S. Brazil has signed a contract in 2014 with Rosoboronexport for the supplying of 26 9M342 missile launchers and 60 9P522 launching mechanism.
 

Saudi Arabia is ready to send ground forces in Syria to fight Islamic State members
 
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A Saudi military spokesman said Thursday, February 4, 2016, Saudi Arabia is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State members, if the U.S.-led coalition agrees to such an operation. According the newspaper Guardian, thousands of Saudi special forces could be deployed, probably in coordination with Turkey.
 

Iran defense industry has technology to produce main battle tanks similar to Russian T-90 MBT
 
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Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said Iran is no longer interested in buying T-90 main battle tanks from Russia. According to him, Iran has enough capacity and techological know-how to produce new generation battle tanks similar of Russian t-90 and advanced military hardware, so it makes no sense to purchase them from elsewhere.
 

Philippine Army to receive 114 M-113A2 armored personnel carriers from United States  
 
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The Philippine Army is set to receive on Thursday 114 refurbished M-113A2 armored personnel carriers (APCs) acquired through the US Excess Defense Articles (EDA) last year. This was disclosed by Army spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao in an interview Wednesday.
 

Russian Internal Force to receive Ural-VV armored combat vehicle troop carrier
 
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The Ural-VV armored combat vehicle has entered service with the Internal Force of the Russian Ministry of the Interior, a source in defense industry told journalists oAn Thursday. "The Ural-VV vehicle has entered the Internal Force’s inventory. The beginning of its delivery is due in 2016," the source said.
 

Textron Systems was awarded a $97 million contract to modify the Shadow Tactical UAV 
 
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Textron Systems was awarded a $97,109,000 modification contract for the Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system, tactical data link retrofit full-rate Production VII. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2018. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
 

The first batch of 32 T-14 Armata main battle tanks will enter in service with Russian Army
 
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Russian Land Forces will get T-14 Armata main battle tanks (MBT) among the newest armaments. The first batch to be fielded following the appropriate acceptance trials will include 32 MBTs (one battalion), according to the Land Forces chief, Colonel General Oleg Salyukov.
 

Dutch Police is training birds of prey to catch flying drones
 
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Dutch police are involved in training birds of prey to take out drones flown by criminals and terrorists. The police, counter-terrorism agency NCTB and the ministries of justice and defence are working on a range of measures to combat drones, broadcaster Nos (Dutch broadcasting foundation) says.
 

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