February 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

U.S. Company Navistar will deliver 40 MaxxPro Dash DXM 4x4 MRAP vehicle to Pakistan
 
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Navistar Defense LLC, Lisle, Illinois, was awarded a $35,077,157 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract for the procurement of 40 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) MaxxPro Dash DXM foreign military sales vehicles to Pakistan with various support items, and contractor logistics and technical support services.
 

British 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment becomes British Army's global rapid reaction force
 
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British troops from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment are on Exercise Urban Pegasus as they prepare to become the British Army’s global rapid reaction force. The two-week-long training on Salisbury Plain, which includes troops from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles is designed to refresh the paratrooper’s key skills of fighting in built-up areas and dealing with public disturbances.
 

U.S. Company SAIC unveils first prototype of Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 for U.S. Marine Corps
 
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Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) today unveiled its first Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 prototype to the U.S. Marine Corps during a ceremony held at the company’s integration facility in Charleston, South Carolina. This vehicle is the first of 16 to be delivered for testing by the Marine Corps, which is scheduled to begin next month.
 

U.S. army EOD teams trained with Royal Thai military EOD units during Cobra Gold 2017
 
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Approximately five Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from U.S. Army 716th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 303rd Explosive Ordnance Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, have spent the past two weeks in Thailand working to ensure a safe training environment for the 3,600 total U.S. Forces at largest Theater Security Cooperation exercise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, Cobra Gold.
 

Russia to reach $35-40 billion of business to the global unmanned aerial vehicle market by 2035
 
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Russia’s share of the global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market may total $35-40 billion by 2035. The market will have been $200 billion by then. The forecast has been made by the organizing committee of the HeliRussia 2017 show, referring to a report made during the Legal Framework and Practical Aspects of UAV Operations Conference held in Moscow on February 9.
 

Army Recognition launches the mobile version of its website during IDEX 2017
 
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Army Recognition is pleased to announce the launch of the mobile version of the website www.armyrecognition.com, one of the most popular defense and security online magazine. The mobile version has been officially launched during IDEX 2017, taking place from 19 to 23 February in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Army Recognition is a privileged partner of IDEX 2017 and is the only Official Online Show Daily of the show.
 

New joint venture of Russia and India to develop 300mm rockets for Smerch MLRS
 
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Russia and India intend to establish a joint venture to manufacture 300mm projectiles for the Smerch multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS), Vladimir Drozhzhov, deputy director, Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, has said at the Aero India 2017 air show in Bengaluru.
 

Company UMS Skeldar has deliver Skeldar V-200 VTOL UAV to Indonesia
 
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UMS SKELDAR announces first customer with delivery of the SKELDAR V-200 to the Republic of Indonesia. Europe's only fixed wing and rotary UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) provider, UMS Skeldar, has completed delivery and acceptance tests for Indonesia of the Skeldar V-200 VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) UAV. The deal is the world's first delivery of the only heavy fuel platform in its class.
 

Australia Ministry for Defence will deliver 10 Bushmaster 4x4 protected vehicles to Fiji
 
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Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, February 9, 2017, welcomed the sale of 10 refurbished Australian Defence Force Bushmaster 4x4 Protected Mobility Vehicles to Fiji to support the Republic of Fiji Military Forces’ United Nations peacekeeping missions at the Golan Heights and in Syria.
 

Thales, Bharat Dynamics sign MoU for a possible technology transfert for STARStreak missile to India
 
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At Aero India 2017, Thales and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Government of India enterprise, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to assess the opportunity for the transfer of technology of the STARStreak missile capability to India with the support of the Government of the United Kingdom (UK). The MoU was signed in the presence of UK Government representatives on the UK Government stand.
 

First shooting tests of new HK416F 5.56mm assault rifle by French Army soldiers
 
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First French Army soldiers performed shooting tests with the HK416F 5.56mm assault rifle manufactured by the German Company Heckler & Koch (HK) that will replace the old FAMAS bullpup assault rifles in service with the French Armed Forces since 1979. According to the French Ministry of Defense 93,080 pieces of Heckler & Koch 416F will be delivered between 2017 and 2028.
 

North Korea has test-fired new Pukguksong-2 ballistic missile from armoured tracked chassis
 
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Sunday, February 2017, North Korea has test-fired a new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile launched from a mobile launch unit using a tracked chassis, called Pukguksong-2 . According Pyongyang, this is a new solid fuel-powered intermediate-range ballistic missile able to carried a nuclear warhead.
 

US Marines Corps tests capabilities of new Instant Eye drone
 
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Throughout Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the armed services used unmanned aerial equipment to capture imagery of battlespaces, execute reconnaissance and conduct airstrikes on enemy targets. These devices proved indispensable in their abilities to move quickly and clandestinely.
 

US Army soldiers of 68th Armor Regiment with M1A2 Abrams and M2A3 Bradley on ground in Latvia
 
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In less than 30 days, the U.S. soldiers of 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, have assembled, tested, and forward deployed full armored assets throughout the Baltic region in support of Atlantic Resolve.
 

Democratic People's Republic of Korea reportedly test-fired Musudan ballistic missile
 
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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired what is believed to be a ballistic missile into its eastern waters early Sunday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.The presumed intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missile was launched at around 7:55 a.m. local time (2255 GMT Saturday) near Banghyeon in the DPRK's northwestern North Pyongan province.
 

U.S. Army will begin the development of M1A2 Abrams SEP V4 main battle tank
 
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According the Scout website, the U.S. Army is on the way to develop the next upgrade of the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, the M1A2 SEP V4. With the new design, the M1 Abrams will be more lethal, faster, lighter weight, better protected, equipped with new sensors and upgraded with new armament.
 

Russian T-72B tank crews launched a training in Armenia
 
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T-72B tank crews of the Russian military base in Armenia have launched gunnery training in the harsh environment of the Alagyaz Training Area situated more than 2,000 m above sea level. Over 100 troops have taken part in the drills, according to the press office of the Southern Military District.
 

OCCAR reaches milestone with delivery of 400th Boxer armored vehicle to Dutch Army
 
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During a BOXER Programme Review Meeting on 1st February 2017 in Bonn, a major milestone in the BOXER Programme was celebrated: The delivery of the 400th BOXER vehicle to the Royal Netherlands Army on 20th Dec. 2016, the Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'ARmement (OCCAR) announced on Feb. 10, 2017.
 

First Renault Trucks Defense PLFS Special Forces Heavy Vehicles into service with French army
 
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The French Company Renault Trucks Defense has delivered the first PLFS (Poids Lourd Forces Spéciales - Special Forces Heavy Weight) vehicles for the Special Forces of the French army as an urgent requirement. A first batch of 25 PLFS vehicles were delivered on February 1, 2017.
 

General Dynamics to upgrade LAV III 8x8 armored vehicles of Canadian army in LAV 6.0 standard
 
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General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada has been awarded a CA$404 million contract amendment by the Government of Canada to upgrade 141 Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III vehicles. The vehicle is the standard 8x8 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier used by the Canadian armed forces.
 

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