June 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Lithuanian Armed Forces receive first batch of 4th generation RBS 70 air defense missile systems
 
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Lithuanian armed forces received the first batch of the 4th generation RBS70 MANPADS (MAn-Portable Air-Defense System) with night vision devices, upgraded by the Swedish arms manufacturer SAAB Dynamics, media reported Friday, citing Defense Ministry sources in Vilnius.
 

United States have delivered M16A2 rifles and other small weapons to 76th Iraqi Infantry Brigade
 
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Soldiers from the 76th Iraqi Infantry Brigade received M16A2 rifles and infantry equipment sets on May 24-26, 2015, as part of the fielding of combat brigade equipment sets supplied to Iraqi Security Forces from the United States to support the fight against Daesh.
 

China to strenghten exchange and military cooperation with South Korea
 
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General Fang Fenghui, member of China's Central Military Commission and chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), met with Admiral Hwang Ki-Chul, the visiting chief of staff of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy in Beijing on the morning of June 11, 2015.
 

Finland, Saudi Arabia sign Memorandum of Understanding on Defence Materiel Cooperation
 
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To facilitate bilateral cooperation in the field of defence materiel, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on June 6, between the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defence and Finnish Ministry of Defence. Permanent Secretary Arto Räty signed the document on behalf of Finland. Negotiations to sign a memorandum of understanding on defence materiel had been conducted since 2006.
 

U.S. Army Orders Saab Barracuda Camouflage Solutions
 
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Defence and security company Saab has received an order for the production and delivery of camouflage equipment from the U.S. Army. Deliveries will occur over the next six months. Saab has global leadership in the design and manufacture of advanced camouflage solutions for the defence market and continues to attract new and existing customers around the globe. For decades in the U.S., Saab has been the leading supplier to the U.S. Army within this product area.
 

European Defence Agency orders Carl-Gustaf Ammunition from Saab
 
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Defence and security company Saab has signed a SEK127 million (corresponding to €13.6 million) contract with the European Defence Agency (EDA) to deliver Carl-Gustaf ammunition to Agency member states Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Poland. Deliveries will take place during 2016.
 

Belgium Defence Minister want to triple defence budget by 2030
 
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Belgium Defence Minister Steven Vandeput wants to triple the budget of the Belgian army by 2030, wrote the Belgian newspaper La Libre. Vandeput targets a budget of €2.1 billion by 2019 and €6.3 billion by 2030. In 2015, Belgian Defence Minister should receive a budget of €2.45 billion and this budget should decline to €2.1 billion by 2019 if proposed cuts to reduce budget deficit are voted.
 

Harris Corporation Receives $55 Million Order from the Australian Defence Force
 
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Harris Corporation has received a $55 million (€37 million) order to provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with comprehensive technical and logistics support for Harris tactical radios. Harris will provide maintenance, training, warehouse and distribution, and engineering support under a turnkey, performance-based contracting model to support the Joint Project 2072 Battlespace Communications program.
 

Raytheon completes lab testing on AMRAAM-ER, NASAMS integration
 
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Raytheon Company has completed extensive lab testing on a new extended range variant of the combat-proven AMRAAM. The tests validate that AMRAAM-ER can be integrated and employed from the NASAMS launcher. Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER will be combined with AN/MPQ-64 F1 Sentinel radar and the NASAMS launcher to provide increased air defense protection in the medium range air defense market.
 

Russia developing upgraded version of Oka (SS-23 Spider) mobile theatre ballistic missile
 
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Russia is developing an upgraded version of the Oka tactical missile system (NATO reporting name: SS-23 Spider) scrapped under the INF Treaty, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Wednesday, June 6, and reported by TASS Russian news agency. The OTR-23 Oka was a mobile theatre ballistic missile deployed by the Soviet Union near the end of the Cold War to replace the obsolete SS-1C 'Scud B'.
 

Vietnam has successfully test-launch missile of new S-125-2TM Pechora air defense system
 
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The Air Defense-Air Force of Vietnam has successfully upgraded the Russian-made air defense missile system S-125-2TM Pechora after a recent test launch in Hanoi, government website chinhphu.vn reported. The Air Defense-Air Force, in cooperation with foreign experts, last Thursday June 4, 2015, held a test launch for three upgraded S-125-2TM Pechora systems, part of the second phase of a scheme to upgrade the medium-range Pechora air defense missile for the service.
 

 Russia's Aerospace Defence Forces successfully test-fired anti-ballistic missile defense system
 
Russi Aerospace Defence Forces successfully test fired anti ballistic missile defense system 640 001 Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces have successfully test-launched a short-range anti-missile of the country’s missile defense shield, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday June 9. "The launch was aimed at confirming the performance characteristics of missile defense shield anti-missiles operational in the Aerospace Defense Forces," the ministry said.
 

U.S. approves budget to upgrade Stryker 8x8 armoured with 30mm cannon remote weapon station
 
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The U.S. Senate has approved a $371 million U.S. Army budget for General Dynamics‘ Stryker armored vehicle. General Dynamics will equip the Stryker 8x8 armoured vehicles with a Medium Caliber Remote Weapons Station. At AUSA 2014, Konsgberg from Norway has presented a project of Stryker vehicle fitted with its Protector turret MCT30.
 

UK will contribute 3,000 military personnel to VJTF Very High Readiness Joint Task Force from 2016
 
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British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced to Parliament today that the UK will contribute 3000 personnel to the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) from 2016. This increase will come ahead of the UK taking on the role of lead nation in the VJTF in 2017, and on rotation thereafter.
 

 Germany selects Lockheed Martin's MEADS air defense system in a $4.5bn deal
 
Germany selects Lockheed Martin s MEADS air defense system in a 4 5bn deal 640 001 The German government has decided to buy the MEADS (Medium Extended Air Defense System) missile defense system built by the European defense company MBDA and Lockheed Martin Corp, instead of the Patriot system built by Raytheon Co, a German government source said yesterday June 8, confirming reports in German and U.S. media.
 

 General Dynamics to start full rate production of the WIN-T Increment 2 communication system
 
General Dynamics to start full rate production of the WIN T Increment 2 communication system 640 001 The U.S. Army received approval to move forward with full rate production of the Warfighter Information Network –Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 system. Designed and built by General Dynamics, WIN-T Increment 2 provides commanders and soldiers with an unprecedented ability to communicate, share information and intelligence while on patrol, with connectivity rivaling that found in a stationary command post.
 

 NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force starts second part of Exercise Noble Jump
 
NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force starts second part of Exercise Noble Jump 640 001 NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) is starting its Noble Jump drills in Poland on Tuesday, June 9. Poland’s Defense Ministry informed on its website on Tuesday that the goal of the exercise is to "check in practice the units’ performance in a situation as close to actual field conditions as possible." Over 2,100 servicemen will take part in the drills that will see the participation of Poland, Germany, Norway, the United States, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.
 

United Kingdom will send an additional 125 soldiers to train troops of Iraqi Armed Forces
 
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The United Kingdom will send an additional 125 military trainers to Iraq to counter the rising threat from the Islamic State, Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the G-7 summit. The British Prime Minister's office said the military personnel were being provided at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. They will chiefly help Iraqi forces learn how to deal with improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.
 

Russia finalizes the agreement for the delivery of S-300 air defense missile system to Iran
 
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Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli underlined that Russia is fulfilling its commitments concerning the delivery of the sophisticated S-300 missile defense system to Iran. In mid-April, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced that Tehran and Moscow have worked out an agreement on the delivery of the Russian-made S-300 air defense systems to Iran and are now having final discussions over the date of the delivery.
 

China is on the way to reform and to create a new strategic development of the defense industry
 
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China has set up an advisory institute for the reform and strategic development of the defense industry, the State Administration of Science, said the Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND). The advisory institute, formally named the Strategic Committee of Science, Technology and Industry Development for National Defense, will mainly carry out research on the strategic, comprehensive and cutting-edge topics mattering national security and long-term development of the nation.
 

China uses Internet social network application to promote main battle tanks and combat vehicles
 
China uses Internet social network application to promote main battle tanks and combat vehicles 640 001
In an effort to increase sales of its tanks in the face of declining global demand, China North Industries Group Corp, the country's biggest developer and maker of land armaments, is turning to a popular smartphone social networking Internet application.
 

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