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

Russian Military base in Armenia received new RKhM-6 NBC reconnaissance vehicles
 
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Four modern RKhM-6 chemical reconnaissance vehicles have arrived for the NBC protection unit of Russia’s military base in Armenia, a Russian Southern Military District spokesman told TASS on Wednesday. Measures are currently being taken to make the new military hardware operational and train military personnel to operate it, the spokesman added.
 

China's military regrouped into five Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) theater commands
 
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China inaugurated five new theater commands of the People’s Liberation Army on Monday, with Chinese President Xi Jinping presenting flags to the new commanders during a ceremony in Beijing. The new theater commands – which replace the seven previously existing military regions – bring another piece of Xi’s ambitious plan for PLA reform into reality.
 

UralVagonZavod is ready to establish T-90S licensed production in Iran
 
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Russian UralVagonZavod (UVZ) company is ready to establish T-90S main battle tanks (MBT) licensed production in Iran in the case of military-techinal cooperation liberalization and lifting of related limitations. It was revealed by the UVZ`s official spokeperson Alexey Zharich.
 

The development of mind-controlled combat exoskeletons is under the way in Russia
 
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The development of mind-controlled combat exoskeletons is under way in Russia, Alexander Kulish, chief, medical equipment development and production, United Instrument Corporation (UIC, a Rostec Corporation subsidiary), told TASS on Monday, February 1, 2016.
 

US could deploy THAAD air defense missile system in South Korea against North Korea threats
 
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United States are ready to deploy latest generation of its air defense systems THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) in South Korea to protect the country against North Korean missile threats. The deployment of the United States' advanced missile interceptor system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, could help South Korea form a multilayer defense against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, if realized, the Defense Ministry said Monday, February 1, 2016.
 

Raytheon to upgrade combat-proven Patriot air and missile defense system
 
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Raytheon Company recently completed a series of company-funded milestones to upgrade the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The projected upgrade delivers 360-degree capability and keeps Patriot ahead of increasingly more sophisticated threats, such as aircraft, drones, and cruise and ballistic missiles.
 

Japan has deployed Patriot air missile defense systems in downtown Tokyo
 
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The Japanese government confirmed Tuesday it has readied itself for a possible test-firing of a rocket or ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) by deploying both ground and sea-based antimissile interceptors including SM-3 and PAC-3 interceptors.
 

US company Textron will provide Ukraine with its Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicles (SCTV)
 
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Textron Systems Marine and Land Systems, a Textron Inc. business, announced February 1 a contract with SpetsTechnoExport (STE), a subsidiary of Ukroboronprom (UOP), for the sale of three Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicles (SCTV™). This agreement marks the first sale of the SCTV for Textron Systems Marine and Land Systems.
 

Russian-made S-500 air defense system will begin tests this year
 
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Russia is gearing up to test the first prototypes of its next-generation Almaz Antey S-500 air and missile defense system. This is a new generation system, capable of destroying aerial offensive targets as well intercontinental ballistic missiles and near space targets.

 

 Patria AMV ordered by UAE may be fitted with Russian BMP-3 combat modules
 
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The Patria AMV armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) ordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) may get Russian BMP-3 combat modules. On January 28 Finnish Patria company announced, that the UAE had ordered 40 AMV hulls. The Polish AMV license-builder company, Rosomak SA would build them, the Patria`s official representative pointed out. "These vehicles will be produced by our Polish partner in a very tight time schedule", he added.
 

Indian Air Force is about to replace assault rifles for its special units GARUD
 
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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 
 
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Tajik and Russian forces to craft common approach to dealing with militants
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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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