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

Russian Tornado-S 300mm Multiple Launch Rocket System MLRS has successfully passed state trials
 
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The Russian-made Tornado-S 300mm multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) by the Splav scientific production association (a subsidiary of the Russian Rostec state corporation) has successfully passed state trials, the Director General of the company, Vladimir Lepin told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.
 

US Army 369th Sustainment's Brigade trains on Army’s newest communications equipment
 
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While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable Ground Antenna Transmit Receive (GATR) Ball is actually the U.S. Army’s latest piece of satellite communications equipment. The technology is so new that the 369th Sustainment Brigade’s GATR Ball has a serial number in the single digits.
 

Polish and American troops conduct live-fire demonstration in Poland
 
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The President of Poland formally welcomed American Soldiers during a ceremony at Karlike Range here Jan. 30, 2017. The ceremony, which featured the official uncasing of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team (Iron Brigade), 4th Infantry Division’s unit colors, culminated with a combined arms live-fire exercise between the two nations.
 

New Belarus-made Caiman 4x4 armoured vehicle will enter soon in service with Belarus army
 
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According to the website voentv.mil.by of Belarus, armed forces of Belarus will a receive a first batch of upgraded version of the Soviet-made BRDM-2, called Caiman. A first prototype of the vehicle will be delivered to the Belarus armed forces for trials.
 

U.S. soldiers from the 36th Infantry Division will be deployed to Afghanistan
 
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U.S. soldiers of the 36th Infantry Division, their families, and their friends gathered for a ceremony at Cameron Field at Fort Hood, Texas, on January 28, 2017, to send off “Task Force Arrowhead” as they deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. The Austin-based unit is part of the Texas Army National Guard and is headquartered at Camp Mabry.
 

Donald Trump signs new order for the use of attack helicopters and artillery against ISIS in Syria
 
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According to the Dailymail website, the new U.S. President Donal Trump could sign new orders for the use of helicopters and artillery on the ground against the tettorist group of ISIS i n Syria. During his campaign, Donald Trump pledged to expand the military power of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and the Marine Corps.
 

South Korea will continue to develop and strenghten defense collaboration with United States
 
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Ministry of National Defense (MND) of South Korea has selected international defense cooperation as one of its 4 defense priorities and been dedicated to enhancing the ‘World-wide Korean Army’ status. Not only has it solidified the relationship with the U.S., our largest ally, but has also worked on continuous exchanges and cooperation with surrounding nations which have an influence on the situation around the Kor
 

Bittium to deliver Tough Mobile smartphones and related back-end system for the Finnish Forces
 
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Bittium has signed a contract with the Finnish Defence Forces for the delivery of Bittium Tough Mobile LTE smartphones and related Bittium Secure Suite back-end system classified for Confidential level. The contract signifies a strategic decision to reinforce the information security of the wireless communications of the Finnish Defence Forces. Bittium Tough Mobile smartphones and the related back-end system will be used in different and diverse functions within the Finnish Defence Forces.
 

New Dhanush 155mm towed howitzer made first appearance at 68th India Republic Day Parade
 
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The latest local-made Dhanush 155 mm towed arillery gun system made first appearance at the 68th Republic Day military parade in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The gun was part of the military parade with the Army's mechanised troops along with Akash air defense missile system and the BrahMos surface-to-air supersonic cruise missile.
 

Ballistic missile defense system of Russia will be upgraded before the end of 2017
 
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Russia’s ballistic missile defense system will be upgraded before the end of 2017, Chief of Staff of a Ballistic Missile Defense Large Unit Colonel Alexei Chumakov said in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper. A fifth-generation surface-to-air missile (SAM) system that will be a successor to the Buk family may be developed in Russia within 7-10 years, CEO of the Tikhomirov Instrument-Making Research Institute (NIIP) Yuri Bely told TASS.
 

Germany will shortly take a decision to purchase new short-range air defense missile system
 
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Germany is very close to take a decision to replace current short-range air defense system. Germany plans to purchase 16 firing units with new equipment for short range missiles. German Ministry of Defense had taken an initial look at the issue but had not yet made a decision about how to proceed.
 

United Kingdom will begin to deliver training to Ukraine's Armed forces
 
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British Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said that the United Kingdom stands firmly alongside Ukraine as the British Army prepares to broaden its already extended training package to all of the country’s armed forces. Speaking in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, on his second trip to the country in 18 months, Sir Michael said that the UK is beginning to deliver training to Ukraine’s Air Force as well as its Army and Navy.
 

David's Sling missile has been successfully tested by Israeli MoD and U.S. Missile Defense Agency
 
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The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully complete a test series of the David's Sling anti-ballistic air defense missile system, a central part of Israel's multi-tiered antimissile array.
 

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force Starts Massive Drills in Western Iran
 
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Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour announced that his forces have started massive wargames in the Western parts of Iran on Monday."The drills started today (January 23) and will continue in Western Iran for four days," General Pakpour said on Monday.
 

China would have deployed DF-41 ICBM Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles in different locations
 
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China would have deployed several of its new multi-warhead road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile Dongfeng-41 or DF-41 in different locations in China. Pictures released on Chinese mainland websites show DF-41 in Heilongjiang Province.
 

Pakistan successfully test-fires long-range Ababeel surface to surface ballistic missile
 
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Pakistan has conducted its first successful flight test of Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile Ababeel, which has a maximum range of 2200 kilometers. The missile is capable of delivering multiple warheads, using Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology. The test flight was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system.
 

United States could deliver Persistent Threat Detection System Aerostats to Saudi Arabia
 
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The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 74K Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) Aerostats and related equipment, support, and training. The estimated cost is $525 million.
 

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