June 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
Netherlands order 12 new Bushmaster 4x4 armoured personnel carrier from Thales
 
Netherlands order 12 new Bushmaster 4x4 armoured personnel carrier from Thales 640 001
A dozen life-saving Bushmasters are going into production in Bendigo for export to the Netherlands, after the country’s Ministry of Defence ordered new vehicles from Thales in Australia. The vehicles will complement the 86 Bushmasters previously purchase by the Dutch customer between 2006 and 2009, and will be delivered by the middle of 2016.
 

Cubic Selected for the Australian Army’s Exercise and Advanced Services Standing Offer (EATSSO)
 
Cubic Selected for the Australian Army Exercise and Advanced Services Standing Offer EATSSO 640 001
Cubic Global Defense (CGD) announced on June 23 the selection of Cubic Defence Australia as the prime contractor for the Australian Army’s Exercise and Advanced Services Standing Offer (EATSSO). Under the new award, Cubic will support the Australian Army with exercise planning, management and evaluation; the delivery of simulated environmental effects, including both live and constructive support; and the provision of medical training.
 

Djiboutian Army Unveiled for the First Time WMA301 105mm Wheeled Tank Destroyer During Parade
 
Djiboutian Army Unveiled for the First Time WMA301 105mm Wheeled Tank Destroyer During Parade 640 001
During a military parade held on June 27 to celebrate the 38th anniversary of its independence, the Djiboutian Armed forces unveiled for the first time a chinese-made Norinco WMA301 105mm wheeled tank destroying vehicle.
 

China has delivered 557 armoured and security vehicles to Venezuela
 
China has delivered 557 armoured and security vehicles to Venezuela 640 001
China has delivered 557 military vehicles that include VN-4 4X4 wheeled armored vehicles, engineer armoured vehicles and water cannon vehicles to Venezuela.The vehicles were delivered at a ceremony in Palo Negro in the state of Aragua on June 26, according to Military Parade, a Russian website.
 

Saab Receives €29 Million Order for RBS 70 Missiles for an Undisclosed Customer
 
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Defence and security company Saab has received an €29 million ($33 million) order for the delivery of RBS 70 missiles and additional equipment and training. Deliveries will occur between 2015 and 2016. The RBS 70 is a man-portable air-defense missile system (MANPADS) designed for air defense warfare in all climate zones and with little to no support from other forces.
 

Orbital ATK's 155mm Artillery Precision Guidance Kit Meets All Requirements During Test
 
Orbital ATK 155mm Artillery Precision Guidance Kit Meets All Requirements During Test 640 002 Orbital ATK announced on June 29 that the U.S. Army's Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) for 155mm artillery achieved another major program milestone, having successfully completed its first production Lot Acceptance Test, demonstrating a median accuracy of less than 10 meters and passing all safety and reliability requirements.
 

Australia to negotiate with SAAB for acquisition of Artillery and Mortar System warning radar
 
Australia negotiates with SAAB for acquisition of Artillery and Mortar System warning radar 640 001
The Australian Government has given a combined First and Second Pass approval for project LAND 19 Phase 7A – Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar System (C-RAM) Sense and Warn capability. Force protection of personnel is of the highest priority, particularly given the increasingly complex operating environments.
 

Headquarters of United Forces in Lebanon conducted a security evaluation of Chinese contingent
 
Headquarters of United Forces in Lebanon conducted a security evaluation of Chinese contingent 640 001
Considering the current instability in Lebanon and the tense situation in the Lebanon-Israel border region, the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) conducted a security evaluation for the 14th Chinese peacekeeping multifunctional engineering contingent to Lebanon on June 26, 2015, so as to ascertain the peacekeepers' ability of security protection and self-defense.
 

President of Russia plans to spend $400 billion through 2020 to modernize Russian armed forces
 
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Putin's plan aims to spend 22 trillion rubles (over $400 billion) through 2020 to give the Russian armed forces dozens of navy ships, hundreds of new planes and missiles and thousands of tanks and other weapons. Russia needs a mighty military to fend off threats near its borders, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, in a stance that reflects soaring tensions with the West over the crisis in Ukraine.
 

Brazil to Buy Russian Pantsir (SA-22 Greyhound) Air Defense Systems in First Half of 2016
 
Brazil to Buy Russian Pantsir SA-22 Greyhound Air Defense Systems in First Half of 2016 640 001 Brazil is apt to purchase Russian Pantsir air defense systems as early as in the first half of 2016, Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Jose Vallim Guerreiro said. “A general decision on the purchase has been made… As far as I know, the deal is expected in the first half of 2016,” Guerreiro told RIA Novosti.
 

First Korean Chassis for Polish Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzer sent to Poland
 
First Korean Chassis for Polish Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzer send to Poland 640 001 According to South Korean newspaper Chosun, Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) and Samsung Techwin announced, on June 25, that first K-9 chassis for Polish Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzer has been shipped to Poland. The chassis should arrive In Poland on July and the integration by Huta Stalowa Wola, the Polish public defense company, of the already manufactured turret should immediately begin.
 

Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) System for the Australian Defence Force
 
Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar C-RAM System for the Australian Defence Force 640 001 The Australian Government has given a combined First and Second Pass approval for project LAND 19 Phase 7A – Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar System (C-RAM) Sense and Warn capability. Force protection of personnel is of the highest priority, particularly given the increasingly complex operating environments. C-RAM Sense and Warn provides early detection and warning of incoming indirect fire threats. It gives personnel additional time to evade danger, minimising potential casualties.
 

Armed forces of Germany want to order a total of 8 to 10 units of MEADS air defense missile system
 
Armed forces of Germany want to order a total of 8 to 10 units of MEADS air defense missile system 640 001
The German armed forces want to order a total of 8 and 10 units of the MEADS air defense missile systems for the time being, the managing director of manufacturer MBDA Deutschland GmbH said on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
 

Russian troops of Eastern Military District will receive Leer-3 UAVs designed for electronic warfare
 
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Troops of Russia's Eastern Military District will receive the latest unmanned aerial vehicles Leer-3 designed for electronic warfare by the end of this year, the district's spokesman Alexander Gordeev said on Friday, June 26, 2015. At the present time the servicemen of the EW (Electronic Warfare) units learn to use the new equipment in the Interservice centre of UAV of the Russian Ministry of Defence.
 

Army of India Request For Information for new combat vehicle to replace Soviet-made T-72 MBT
 
Army of India Request For Information for new combat vehicle to replace Soviet-made T-72 MBT 640 001
The Indian Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) inviting responses from companies by July 31 to design the vehicle which will form the “base platform for the Main Battle Tank which is planned to replace the existing T-72 tanks in the Armoured Corps”.
 

Mitsubishi from Japan to develop new amphibious assault vehicle faster the US-made AAV7
 
AAV 7 Amphibious Assault Vehicule Armored Personnel carrier United States US American Marines Corps 640 001
In January, a top U.S. Marine general visited Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan to look at a prototype of an amphibious assault vehicle that could one day be a key pillar in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to sell weapons abroad
 

Russian S-300 Air Defence System Manufacturer Signs Deal with Iran
 
Russian S-300 Air Defence System Manufacturer Signs Deal with Iran 640 001 Russian S-300 air defence system manufacturer Almaz-Antey and Iran’s Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation have signed a cooperation agreement, Almaz-Antey said in a statement on Thursday, June 26. "The sides agreed on interaction in promoting Russian innovative products of civilian designation on the Iranian market and organizing joint production of these products at Russian and Iranian industrial enterprises," the press office said.
 

Saab Receives NLAW Anti-tank Weapon Order from Finnish Defence Forces
 
Saab Receives NLAW Anti-tank Weapon Order from Finnish Defence Forces 640 001 Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the NLAW anti-tank weapon. The contract value is approximately €32 million (approximately $36 million). In 2007 Finland ordered the NLAW, becoming the second export customer for the short range anti-tank weapon. Finland has now ordered an additional number of NLAWs.
 

Magic Wand (David's Sling) Missile Defense System to begin to be absorb by Israeli Defense Force
 
Magic Wand David s Sling Missile Defense System to begin to be absorb by Israeli Defense Force 640 001 A significant advancement in the absorption process of the "Magic Wand" (also sometimes called "David's Sling") Missile Defense System was marked, as the Israeli Air Force established a first founding team, following a serious of successful experiments.
 

U.S. Marine Corps troops with tanks will be sent in Bulgaria to response on situation with Ukraine
 
US Marine Corps trrops with tanks will be sent in Bulgaria to response on situation with Ukraine 640 001
A U.S. Marine Corps unit equipped with tanks, light armored vehicles and artillery will be sent to Bulgaria this fall as part of American plans to help reassure NATO allies worried by Russia's involvement in Ukraine, a top commander said Thursday, June 25, 2015.
 

Russia developing system capable of ‘switching off’ foreign military satellites
 
Russia developing system capable of switching off  foreign military satellites 640 001 Russia’s Radio-Electronic Technologies Group (KRET) is developing a fundamentally new electronic warfare system capable of suppressing cruise missile and other high-precision weaponry guidance systems and satellite radio-electronic equipment, KRET Deputy CEO Yuri Mayevsky told TASS on Thursday, June 25.
 

China Delivers 20 MengShi 4×4 army light utility vehicle to Trinidad and Tobago
 
China Delivers 20 MengShi 4x4 army light utility vehicle to Trinidad and Tobago 640 001 According to defence-blog website, China has delivered 20 MengShi 4×4 army light utility vehicle to Trinidad. The EQ2050 is based on an imported AM General Hummer H1 chassis.
 

German weapons exports decline significantly in 2014
 
German weapons exports decline significantly in 2014 640 001 The German defense industry's exports were down significantly in 2014, compared to year before. The drop is partly due to a government pledge to keep a closer eye on the sector and what it exports where.Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel vowed last year to take a more critical approach to defense exports to non-EU and non-NATO countries.
 

German army takes officially delivery of Puma infantry fighting vehicle from Rheinmetall & KMW
 
German army takes officially delivery of Puma infantry fighting vehicle from Rheinmetall and KMW 640 001
Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) formally handed over the Puma infantry fighting vehicle to the German Bundeswehr Wednesday, June 24, 2015, the most advanced system of its kind anywhere. One of the world’s most ambitious projects in the field of army technology thus enters the utilization phase.
 

More General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System UAS for U.S. Army
 
More General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System UAS for US Army 640 001 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. was awarded a $121,350,000 (€108 million) contract to acquire 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft, 19 SATCOM Air Data Terminals, one lot of initial spares, and one lot of ground support equipment . Estimated completion date is September 30, 2018.
 

Beijing Victory Parade to Showcase Latest Chinese Military Hardware
 
Beijing-Victory Parade to Showcase Latest Chinese Military Hardware 640 001 As Russia in May, China will for the first time present new domestically-made military hardware during the September 3 parade in Beijing. A "relatively large" number of new domestically-made military equipment pieces will be for the first time showcased at the September 3 parade in Beijing's Tiananmen Square dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Second World War, according to the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).
 

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