June 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

U.S. to provide troops, weapons and Special Forces to NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force
 
US to provide troops weapons and Special Forces to NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force 640 001 The United States will provide support, including weaponry, to a NATO team that could deploy within two to seven days in response to threats in Europe and Asia, U.S. Defense Secretary said on June 22. He said the United States will send surveillance equipment, special-operations forces, artillery, and air- and sea-based weaponry to the NATO response team known as Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF).
 

Oshkosh Defense awarded contract to recapitalize U.S. Amys’s heavy tactical vehicles
 
Oshkosh Defense awarded contract to recapitalize US Amy heavy tactical vehicles 640 001 The U.S. Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a five year requirements contract to recapitalize its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV). Oshkosh will bring the Army’s fleet of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) and Palletized Load Systems (PLS) to the latest model configuration and the same zero-mile, zero-hour condition as new production vehicles.
 

Modernized version of BTR-80 APC unveiled by Uralvagonzavod during Army 2015 exhibition
 
Modernized version of BTR-80 APC unveiled by Uralvagonzavod during Army 2015 exhibition 640 001 During the first International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2015” held from 16 to 19 June near Moscow, JSC “Central Research Institute “Burevestnik” (Nizhny Novgorod) became a headliner of the exposition demonstrating a breakthrough modernized version of BTR-80 for the first time in the world.
 

Second and final batch of AT-105 Saxon APC arrived to Ukraine
 
Second and final batch of AT-105 Saxon APC arrived to Ukraine 640 001 An adviser of the Ukrainian President announced that the second and final batch of retired British wheeled armoured personnel carriers AT-105 Saxon was delivered to Ukraine. 55 Saxon APC have to be added to the 20 previously delivered armoured vehicles.
 

Russian defense industry is negotiating military-technological cooperation with over 20 countries
 
Russian defense industry is negotiating military-technological cooperation with over 20 countries 640 001
Russia’s arms trading firm Rosoboronexport is negotiating military-technological cooperation with delegations of over 20 countries attending the Army-2015 International Military-Technological Forum, Rosoboronexport’s representative told journalists.
 

The new Russian-made T-14 Armata main battle tank can fight with only two crew members
 
The new Russian-made T-14 Armata main battle tank can fight with only two crew members 640 001
The crew of Russia’s new generation main battle tank based on the T-14 Armata platform may eventually be reduced from three to two, the chief designer of the vehicle’s manufacturer Uralvagonzavod, Andrei Terlikov, has said on the sidelines of the Army-2015 defense exhibition near Moscow.
 

U.S. army and Lockheed Martin have successfully live-fire of Javelin missile against tank targets
 
US Army and Lockeed Martin conducted successfull live-fire of Javelin missile against tank targets 640 001
The U.S. Army and the Javelin Joint Venture, comprising Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), recently conducted successful live-fire Javelin missile engagements against tank targets from different launcher and platform configurations as part of a demonstration to current foreign military sales users.
 

Russian engineer troops demonstrate Uran-6 and Uran-14 unmanned ground robots at Army-2015
 
Uran-6 MRTK-R robot unmanned ground mine clearing vehicle Russia Russian army military equipment 640 001
At the range of Alabino near Moscow, in the framework of the International military and technical forum “Army-2015”, combat capabilities of the Engineer Troops were demonstrated for the audience and specialists. Army-2015 was the first edition of the International Military-Technical Forum which was held in Moscow from the 16 to 19 June 2015.
 

Soldiers of Russian army to start training with new LPR-3 laser reconnaissance device
 
Soldiers of Russian army to start training with new LPR-3 laser reconnaissance device 640 001
At the ranges located in Rostov Region, Krasnodar Krai and Stavropol Krai reconnaissance men of the Russian Army Southern MD (Military District) formations and units started mastering modern laser reconnaissance devices LPR-3, which have been introduced in the Armed Forces this year.
 

Russian Company Asteys Unveiled Modernized Armored Vehicle Patrol-A during Army 2015
 
The Russian Company Asteys Unveiled Modernized Armored Vehicle Patrol-A during Army 2015 640 001 The Russian company ASTEYS demonstrated modernized armored Patrol-A in during international military forum ARMY 2015 held in Russia, reports military-informant.com. The newest armored vehicle has been developed with the experience of modern warfare and special operations in urban environments.
 

Off Road Trucks KrAZ-6322 6x6 All Wheel Drive to Be Operated in an African Country
 
Off Road Trucks KrAZ-6322 6x6 All Wheel Drive to Be Operated in an African Country 640 001 AutoKrAZ completed another order for delivery of a batch of the KrAZ-6322 6x6 AWD (all wheel drive) trucks to an African country. Delivery is made through authorized Ukrainian exporting company. The trucks have been shipped to customer by the due date under the contract terms. The KrAZ-6322 platform truck is still one of the most popular models with military and rescuers due to its ruggedness, excellent off road performance, easy maintenance and repair.
 

U.S., Spain Agree to Make U.S. Crisis Force Deployment in Spain Permanent
 
US Spain Agree to Make US Crisis Force Deployment in Spain Permanent 640 001 On June 17, U.S. and Spanish officials signed an amendment to the nations' defense agreement that will change the deployment of the U.S. crisis response force at Moron Air Base from temporary to permanent, defense officials said today. The amendment, when the Spanish parliament approves it, will make permanent the temporary deployment of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force for Crisis Response at Moron Air Base.
 

Belarus is negotiating the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia
 
Belarus is negotiating the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia 640 001
Belarus will deploy four batteries of air defense missile systems S-300 by the end of 2015 and is negotiating the delivery of air defense missile systems S-400 from Russia, BelTA learned from an interview of Belarusian Defense Minister, Lieutenant-General Andrei Ravkov with the Russian news agency TASS.
 

Georgia signs a contract with France to purchase advanced air defense missile systems
 
Georgia signs a contract with France to purchase advanced air defense missile systems Crotale Mk3 640 001
Georgia and France have finalized a blockbuster air defense deal that was the source of a major political crisis in Tbilisi last year, though many of the details of the deal and the crisis remain shrouded in mystery. Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli on June 15 signed an agreement with the company ThalesRaytheonSystems in Paris on the purchase of “advanced” air defense systems that will “guarantee country’s air defense,” Khidasheli said, according to Georgian news website.
 

New FN Herstal FN Mag and FN M2-QCB Machine Guns for the Netherlands
 
New FN Herstal FN Mag and FN M2-QCB Machine Guns for the Netherlands 640 001 On June 12, Dutch Minister of Defence signed a contract with Belgian company FN (Fabrique Nationale) Herstal for the delivery of 2050 FN Mag 7,62 mm machine guns and 840 M2-QCB 12.7 mm heavy machine guns. Those weapons are supposed to replace the weapons currently in service in Dutch Army.
 

Iveco Defence Vehicles supplies military trucks to the Spanish armed forces
 
Iveco Defence Vehicles supplies military trucks to the Spanish armed forces 640 001
Iveco Defence Vehicles announces that on May 27, 2015 the Spanish Army and Iveco signed a contract for the supply of multi-purpose military trucks to the Spanish armed forces. The tender invitation was issued in 2014 by the Ministerio de la Defensa, Ejercito de Tierra and resulted in the selection of Iveco Defence Vehicles, whose bid was rated as the best in technical and economic terms, after three months of intensive on and off road trials.
 

Russia and UAE to sign a contract for the delivery of Khrizantema-S anti-tank missile
 
Russia and UAE to sign a contract for the delivery of Khrizantema-S anti-tank missile 640 001
Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to sign a contract on the delivery of Russia’s unique self-propelled antitank system Khrizantema-S; pre-contractual works are currently underway, according to the chief designer of the company which developed the weapons.
 

Nexter presents the first Aravis in peacekeeping configuration for the Gabonese Army
 
Nexter presents the first Aravis in peacekeeping configuration for the Gabonese Army 640 001
Today, in Satory, Mr Philippe Burtin, CEO of Nexter Systems, presented the first ARAVIS® in peacekeeping configuration to Mr Ernest Mpouho Epigat, Minister of Defence of the Gabonese Republic. The Aravis is a combat proven 4x4 armoured vehicle which was deployed by the French Army in Afghanistan.
 

Thales launches STAR NG new generation of surveillance radar for civil and military applications
 
Thales launches STAR NG new generation of surveillance radar for civil and military applications 640 001
On the opening day of the Paris Air Show 2015, Thales announces the unveiling of STAR NG, revolutionary new generation Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar. STAR NG is an S-Band Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) which can perform all the operational primary surveillance requirements of both civil and military air traffic control.
 

Philippines Army takes delivery of first upgraded M113 with Elbit Systems 25mm unmanned turret
 
Philippines Army takes delivery of first upgraded M113 with Elbit Systems 25mm unmanned turret 640 001
The first batch of upgraded M113 were delivered to the Philippines army (PA), June 18, 2015, said Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato, PA spokesperson, told the Philippines News Agency. This first batch will be followed by 18 other units and four more by July or August, he said.
 

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