July 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
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New Russian RS-28 Sarmat strategic intercontinental missile will be tested within two years
 
New Russian RS-28 Sarmat strategic intercontinental missile will be tested within two years 640 001
Testing of Russia’s new Sarmat strategic intercontinental missile will begin within two years, the secretary to the commander of the Russian Strategic Missiles Forces said Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The RS-28 Sarmat, or Sarmatian is a future Russian liquid-fueled, MIRV-equipped, super-heavy thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile in development by the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau from 2009, intended to replace the previous SS-18 Satan.
 

In September Iran will unveil new air defense missile system and 1,000 km range radar
 
In September Iran will unveil new air defense missile system and 1000 km range radar 640 001
Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced that Iran's new strategic radar system will cover a range of over 1,000 kilometers and will be unveiled in September. "This is a strategic radar system with a range of about 1,000 kilometers and it will be unveiled on September 1," Brigadier General Esmayeeli told reporters on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
 

Dumur Industries from Canada will deliver armoured cabs for new Canadian army trucks
 
Dumur Industries from Canada will deliver armoured cabs for new Canadian army trucks 640 001 Dumur Industries, a North American leader in the manufacture of fabricated parts and assemblies for military equipment as well as for the transportation, agricultural equipment, mining and oil and gas sectors of industry, has been awarded a contract to build the protective hull and other components on armoured personnel carriers. (Source The Regina Leader-Post)
 

Renault Trucks Defense HIGUARD 6x6 armored enters in service wiith Singapore Armed Forces
 
Renault Trucks Defense HIGUARD 6x6 armored enters in service wiith Singapore Armed Forces 640 001
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the 2nd People’s Defense Force (2 PDF), the Higuard vehicle produced by RENAULT TRUCKS Defense has officially entered service with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Offering a high level of protection, this vehicle enables the SAF to continue its mission safely.
 

Iveco to Deliver 10 VBTP Guarani 6x6 Armored Vehicles APC to Lebanon Armed Forces
 
Iveco Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicle personnel carrier Lebanon LAF Italian company Iveco will deliver 10 VBTP (Viatura Blindada de Transporte de Pessoal) Guarani armored vehicles personal carriers to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). The Iveco plant in Sete Lagoas (Brazil) will produce the 10 vehicles which will be delivered directly to Lebanon, reportedly without any weapons.
 

Mack Defense awarded $725 Million contract to supply 1,500 trucks to the Canadian Armed Forces
 
Mack Defense awarded $725 Million contract to supply 1500 trucks to the Canadian Armed Forces 640 001
Mack Defense today announced that it has been awarded two contracts by the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defense to deliver more than 1,500 8x8 trucks for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) program and to provide an initial five years of In-Service Support (ISS) for the SMP fleet operating in Canada and throughout the world.
 

Russia to develop a new self-propelled coastal defense gun based on 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV howitzer.
 
Bereg 130mm self-propelled coastal defense gun artillery system Russia Russian-army military equipment 640 001
Russia is developing a new self-propelled coastal defense gun, based on the Koalitsiya-SV system, Burevestnik Design Bureau chief, Georgy Zakamennykh, announced on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The Russian naval command planned to outline the technical characteristics of the new system within the next two months.
 

British soldiers will take part in a multi-national military training exercise in Ukraine
 
British soldiers will take part in a multi-national military training exercise in Ukraine 640 001
The US and Ukraine -led exercise, named Rapid Trident 2015, brings British soldiers together with troops from several other partner nations in the west of the country. The 11-day exercise, starting on 20 July, is designed to promote regional stability and security, strengthen Ukraine’s defensive capacity, and build trust between participating nations.
 

Rafael has upgraded Iron Dome air defense system to be used against unmanned aerial vehicles
 
Rafael has upgraded Iron Dome air defense system to be used against UAV Drone unmanned aerial vehicles 640 001
The Israeli Company Rafael has released a new video showing the Iron Dome shooting down an UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone). The Iron Dome was designed as air defense system against short range artillery rockets. Now Rafael has upgraded the system to response about the new threats.
 

Japan parliamentary committee approved bill to allow country's troops to fight abroad
 
Japan parliamentary committee approved bill to allow country s troops to fight abroad 640 001
A Japanese parliamentary committee approved legislation that would expand the role of Japan's military on Wednesday, July 15th, announced several local medias. The approved security bills would allow the country's troops to fight abroad, despite the opposition from the majority of ordinary residents.
 

Ukraine takes delivery of new batch of British non-lethal military equipment
 
Ukraine takes delivery of new batch of British non lethal military equipment 640 001
The British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced on Monday, July 13rd, the delivery of vital equipment support for Ukrainian troops The Royal Air Force C-130, which flew with its cargo from the UK on 3 July, was loaded with high-priority items requested by the Ukrainian government, including first aid kits and helmet-mounted monocular night vision goggles.
 

India clears deals worth $4.7 bn and approves purchase of 428 new air defence guns
 
India clears deals worth 4 7 bn and buy new L 70 Z 23 air defence guns 640 001
The Indian Defence Ministry on Tuesday cleared proposals worth over Rs 30,000 crore (US $4.7bn), including that to replace army's air defence guns and for buying four more P-8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft for the navy. The biggest takeaway from the meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, was the acceptance of necessity (AON) for replacing L70 and ZU-23 guns for army's air defence under Buy-and-Make category.
 

KMDB of Ukraine has presented the latest version of the Dozor B 4x4 armoured personnel carrier
 
KMDB of Ukraine has presented the latest version of the Dozor B 4x4 armoured personnel carrier 640 001
The Ukrainian Defence Company Lviv Armor has demonstrated new military vehicles, including the new Dozor B 4x4 armoured vehicle personnel carrier, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. According to Mr. Roman Romanov, Director General, Ukroboronprom, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will receive the first vehicles in the beginning of September.
 

Turkey to provide training for Iraqi police forces to help in fight against IS
 
Turkey to provide training for Iraqi police forces to help in fight against IS 640 001
Turkey will provide training for Iraqi police as part of the cooperation in fighting the Islamic State (IS) threat in the neighboring country, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. Speaking at a joint press conference with visiting Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Ankara, Cavusoglu pledged Turkey's continuous support to Iraq in the fight against the IS, an al-Qaida offshoot which took control of some of the country's predominantly Sunni provinces.
 

Lithuania deploys military instructors in Ukraine to train country's National Guard
 
Lithuania sends first team of instructors in Ukraine 640 001 Lithuania is deploying 4 military instructors of the Lithuanian Armed Forces to train local military personnel alongside U.S. troops in Ukraine. The soldiers deployed to area of operations and will begin preparations for completing their assignment, announced the Lithuanian Defence Ministry on July 8th, 2015.
 

United States plan to train Ukrainian army soldiers after the National Guard troops
 
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The commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe says the United States is planning to train Ukrainian army soldiers after completing the current training of Ukraine’s National Guard troops. Lt. General Ben Hodges told reporters at the Pentagon Monday, July 13, 2015, the so-called “phase two” of training would begin in late November if the plan is approved.
 

Mexico plans to invest up to USD107 mn to modernize 105 ERC 90 Lynx armoured vehicles
 
Mexico plans to invest up to USD107 mn to modernize 105 ERC 90 Lynx armoured vehicles 640 001
The Mexican National Defense Secretary (Sedena) recently announced that it plans to invest almost USD 107mn to modernize 105 armoured vehicles in service with the Mexican Army. According to documents published in late June by the Ministry of the Treasury, Mexico will overhaul half of its 207 ERC 90 Lynx 6x6 reconnaissance and combat armoured vehicles.
 

DRDO and Indian Army Tested HeliNa Anti-Tank Guided Missile from HAL Rudra Helicopter
 
The Indian Army and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired the new HeliNa anti-tank guided missile from a HAL Rudra helicopter. Out of the 3 HeliNa (which is a helicopter-launched version of Nag) that were fired, two hit their targets according to Vara Prasad, project director for HeliNa. The Indian Army and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired the new HeliNa anti-tank guided missile from a HAL Rudra helicopter. Out of the 3 HeliNa (which is a helicopter-launched version of Nag) that were fired, two hit their targets according to Vara Prasad, project director for HeliNa.
 

The US DoD launches its new agency dedicated to improvised threats
 
The US DoD launches its new agency dedicated to improvised threats 640 001
The US Department of Defense has launched its new Joint Improvised Threat-Defeat Agency (JIDA) to counter the use of anti-personnel mines or improvised explosive devices, the Department of Defense News reported. “[JIDA’s task is] to stay at the forefront of improvised threats,” the News said on Monday, July 13rd, 2015.
 

United States negotiate with North African countries to position drones on their territory
 
United States negotiate with North African countries to position drones on their territory 640 001
The United States has launched negotiations with a number of North African countries to position drones on their territory to monitor the Islamic State's activities in Libya, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, July 13, 2015, citing undisclosed US officials. According to the source, a base in North Africa close to Islamic State strongholds in Libya would help the United States fill gaps in what is happening there.
 

NORINCO's VP10 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle started testing phase
 
NORINCO VP10 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle started testing phase 640 001
A similar version of the Russian armored personnel carrier Bumerang (Boomerang) will soon enter service in the Chinese armed forces, according to media. According to the military-informant.com website, the NORINCO VP10 armored personnel carrier is currently undergoing a series of tests before being delivered to an unnamed customer.
 

UK Prime Minister David Cameron urges for more SAS and drone missions to fight ISIS
 
UK Prime Minister David Cameron urges for more SAS and drone missions to fight ISIS 640 001
The British Prime Minister David Cameron has asked military and officials to look at increasing funding for special forces and other counter-terror capabilities as part of the UK Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). This includes escalating Special Air Service (SAS) and drone missions against ISIS, the Financial Times reports.
 

Lithuania will open NATO Force Integration Unit in Vilnius for autumn of this year
 
Lithuania will open NATO Force Integration Unit in Vilnius for autumn of this year 640 001
On July 9 the progress made in the establishment of a NATO headquarters, the NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) in Vilnius, its leadership, tasks and organisation will be presented to national defence leadership, foreign defence attaches in Lithuania, and media at the headquarters of the Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in Vilnius. The guests will tour the premises where the multinational headquarters is to be based. The NFIU is expected to be officially inaugurated this autumn.
 

U.S. Army wants to replace current M9 pistol under project name XM17 Modular Handgun System
 
US Army wants to replace current M9 pistol under project name XM17 Modular Handgun System 640 001
The U.S. Army moved closer to releasing its long-awaited solicitation for a new, modern handgun system when it hosted a fourth industry day for interested vendors at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, July 8. The Army named the new weapon the "XM17" Modular Handgun System. It will replace the current M9 standard Army handgun with a more state-of-the-art weapon system.
 

Tata Motors contract to supply around 1,200 6x6 military trucks to Indian Army
 
Tata Motors contract to supply around 1200 6x6 military trucks to Indian Army 640 001
Tata Motors has awarded an order to supply around 1,200 vehicles of its high-mobility 6X6 multi-axle trucks, from the Indian Army – the single largest order awarded to an Indian private original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in land systems under the DPP by the Indian army. The order for 6X6 vehicles is for ‘material handling cranes’ for the loading-unloading and transportation of ammunition pallets, spares and other operational equipment.
 

 Lockheed Martin Ends Collaboration with Patria on Havoc & Will Present its Own Design for ACV
 
Havoc armoured personnel carrier MPC Marine Personnel Carrier program United States Marine Corps Lockheed Martin 640 001
Army Recognition has learned that Lockheed Martin stopped its association with Finnish company Patria on the Havoc 8x8 Armored Modular Vehicle program. The Havoc was Lockheed Martin's entry in the U.S. Marine Corps' Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Phase I program. Lockheed Martin will instead run its very own vehicle program. The design of this vehicle is expected to be unveiled at Modern Day Marine defense show in September.
 

TATA Motors of India plans to double the revenue from its defence business in the next 3 years
 
Kestrel 8x8 wheeled amphibious armoured vehicle platform Tata Motors India Indian defense military technology 640 001
Indian Company Tata Motors Ltd plans to double the revenue from its defence business over the next three years to $600 million, betting on the government's push for more local defence manufacturing, a top company official said on Friday, July 10, 2015.
 

Russia could supply 400 BMR-3M mine clearing armoured vehicles to Iraqi Armed Forces
 
bmr-3m mine clearing tracked armoured vehicle Russia Russian army military equipment 640 001
Russia is set to supply the Iraqi army with approximately 400 advanced mine clearing vehicles. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has inked a 'secret' contract with Russia to equip the Iraqi army with the demining vehicles, the agency quotes a senior Iraqi official as saying without releasing his name.
 

Uganda could borrow more than $740 million from Russia to purchase military equipment
 
Uganda could borrow more than 740 million from Russia to purchase military equipment 640 001
According to local newspaper, Ugandan Government is seeking Parliament’s approval to borrow €667 million ($740.5M) from Russia to purchase what it has identified as classified equipment for further strengthening of the military and security infrastructure. Uganda is a part of the African Union Mission to Somali (AMISOM) since 2007 with more than 6,000 troops.
 

Singapore Army commissions Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicle (PRV) armoured vehicle
 
Singapore Army commissions Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicle PRV armoured vehicle 640 001
On July 8, Singapore minister for Defence officialy commissions the Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicle (PRV). The PRV will replace the aging fleet of V200 armoured vehicles, which have been in service since 1970. PRV armoured vehicle was unveiled during a military parade held on June 28. Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicle is a 6x6 armoured personnel carrier / MRAP based on Renault Trucks Defense HIGUARD armoured vehicle.
 

U.S. Army to release solicitation for new XM17 Modular Handgun System
 
US Army to release sollicitation for new XM17 Modular Handgun System 640 001
The Army moved closer to releasing its long-awaited solicitation for a new, modern handgun system when it hosted a fourth industry day for interested vendors at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, July 8. The Army named the new weapon the "XM17" Modular Handgun System. It will replace the current M9 standard Army handgun with a more state-of-the-art weapon system.
 

Lockheed Martin Delivers 100th THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) Interceptor
 
Lockheed Martin Delivers 100th THAAD Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Interceptor 640 001
Lockheed Martin delivered, on July 9, the 100th interceptor for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. THAAD is a key element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and is highly effective at protecting America’s military, allied forces, citizen population centers and critical infrastructure from short- and medium-range ballistic missile attacks.
 

U.S. could deliver Border Mobile Surveillance Systems to Egypt for an amount of $100 million
 
US could deliver Border Mobile Surveillance Systems to Egypt for an amount of $100 million 640 001
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for Border Security Mobile Surveillance Sensor Security System and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $100 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 7, 2015.
 

Artec GmbH delivers the 300th Boxer multirole armoured fighting vehicle
 
Artec GmbH delivers the 300th Boxer multirole armoured fighting vehicle 640 001
End June 2015 the 300. BOXER vehicle has been delivered to the customers according to contract by the ARTEC GmbH (ARmoured vehicle TEChnology) industrial group, a joint venture of KMW and Rheinmetall Man Military Vehicles. The vehicle was an Ambulance BOXER for the Royal Netherlands Army. In total the Army of Germany and the Royal Netherlands Army have ordered 472 vehicles in a first batch.
 

Renault Trucks Defense to extend the service life of French VBL and VB2Ls armoured vehicles
 
Renault Trucks Defense to extend the service life of French VBL and VB2Ls armoured vehicles 640 001
The French defense procurement agency (Direction Générale de l’Armement - DGA) has awarded RENAULT TRUCKS Defense / Panhard a design contract to extend the service life of its light armored vehicle (VBL), with consolidated performance, to keep it in service with the French armed forces for the next fifteen years.
 

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