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

Konsberg from Norway will deliver Protector RWS Remote Weapon Station to Switzerland
 
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The Norwegian Company KONGSBERG has signed a new contracts for the delivery of PROTECTOR RWS (Remote Weapon Station) for Swiss Army. The remote weapon system that will be delivered to Switzerland is an updated configuration with new advanced capabilities for new platforms.
 

Iran unveils new Fajr 5 300mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System using guided rockets
 
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Iranian defense industry unveils a new version of its Fajr 5 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) using guided rocket. The previous version of the Fajr 5 was developed by Iran in 1990s. Iran’s Defense Ministry unveiled five new military products on Monday, February 6, 2017 including the new Fajr 5 MLRS.
 

General Dynamics will deliver M3 Amphibious Bridge for a customer in Southeast Asia
 
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General Dynamics European Land Systems announced that it has signed a contract for the production and delivery of the latest variant of the M3 Amphibious Bridge and Ferry System for a customer in Southeast Asia. The deliveries will also include an ILS package consisting of a simulator system, training, special tools and manuals.
 

Austria ordered 34 additional Pandur 6x6 armoured vehicles from General Dynamics
 
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Austria has ordered 34 additional Pandur 6x6 armoured vehicles manufactured by General Dynamics European Land Systems following a contract signed on December 22, 2016. The Austrian Ministry of Defense first purchased 71 PANDUR 6x6 in 1994. Since then, the vehicles have been successfully operated in country and on several international peace keeping missions abroad.
 

Company SRC will provide U.S. Army with an integrated counter-UAV system
 
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SRC has been awarded a $65M contract to provide the U.S. Army with an integrated counter-UAS system to meet an urgent requirement to detect and defeat drones. The majority of this work will be performed by SRC with work also being performed by teammate, DRS. SRC's scope of work includes engineering, production, and sustainment.
 

United States delivered grenade launchers M203 and RQ-11B Raven UAVs to Philippines Army
 
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Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) delivered new military equipment to the Philippine Army and Marine Corps January 27. The transfer included over 400 M203 grenade launchers, 85 M40A5 sniper rifles, and a RQ-11B Raven unmanned aerial vehicle system consisting of three drones for exclusive use and ownership by the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
 

State Company for defense Ukroboronprom of Ukraine plans to open office in Turkey and Poland
 
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The State Company Ulroboronprom that deals exports/imports of defense-related and dual use products, technologies and services for Ukraine plans to open representative office in Turkey and Poland. It was announced by Ukroboronprom Deputy Head Denys Hurak at the 6th international conference on security governance in Kiev, Wednesday, February 1, 2017. (Source Interfax-Ukraine)
 

PGZ and MBDA sign an agreement aimed at missile systems cooperation
 
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On 2nd February 2017, Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and MBDA, the European guided missiles group, signed a strategic partnership agreement. This agreement opens the way for future cooperation between PGZ and MBDA in the area of missiles and missile systems. In addition, the agreement also envisages the transfer of modern missile technologies to companies within PGZ and integrating these companies into MBDA’s global supply chain.
 

Airbus provides satcom for EU security missions in Mali, Niger and Somalia
 
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Airbus Defence and Space delivers satellite communications systems for EU military training missions in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) as well as for the EUCAP (European Union capacity-building mission) Sahel Niger and EUCAP Sahel Mali civilian missions. Led on behalf of the European Union, these missions aim to support the efforts of the respective governments to strengthen their stability and to respond to the security issues faced by their populations.
 

Soldiers from the German Army arrived in Lithuania to form NATO Forward Presence Battalion
 
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On February 1, a first contingent of 70 soldiers of the German army arrived at Kaunas Airport in Lithuania by two C-160 military aircraft. They were welcomed at the airport by Commander of the German contingent and the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Huber.
 

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