March 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

U.S. Army could deploy THAAD air defense missile system in Europe - Middle East and Asia
 
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The U.S. Army will have five operational Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile systems by the end of the year with possible deployments in Europe and the Middle East, a senior American defense official said Tuesday. The United States is also in talks with South Korea for THAAD deployment in the Korean Peninsula amid nuclear threat from North Korea.
 

Japan to permanently deploy its ground missile interception systems amid North Korea threat
 
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Japan's Defense Ministry on Tuesday announced that its ground-based missile interception system would be permanently deployed at a location in Tokyo following the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's increasingly frequent launches of ballistic missiles.

 

Handheld Group signs framework agreement with Saab
 
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Handheld Group announced on monday March 21, that its Nordic subsidiary Handheld Scandinavia has signed a strategic agreement with Saab. The two-year agreement includes ultra-rugged tablets for Saab's world-leading military, aerospace and emergency services solutions. Handheld Scandinavia is a subsidiary of Handheld Group, a leading Swedish manufacturer of rugged mobile computers.
 

Russian defense industry to develop advanced communications, electronic warfare cluster
 
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Russia’s United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation is introducing a new management model at enterprises in the Tambov Region in central Russia to set up an advanced defense cluster of communications and electronic warfare system makers, the corporation’s press office said on Monday, March 21.
 

U.S. soldiers train with Ukrainian soldiers on defense artillery tactics with mortar live-fire exercise
 
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U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, partnered with and trained Ukrainian army soldiers on defensive artillery tactics culminating with a mortar live-fire exercise March 19, 2016, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.
 

New upgraded T-72B3M main battle tank also called T-72B4 will enter in service with Russian army
 
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Russia is planning to modernize its 150 T-72 main battle tanks (MBT) to the T-72B3M version also called T-72B4. According to Russian military engineers, the upgraded T-72 MBT will be comparable to the more advanced T-90, but with much lower costs.
 

China donates $3 mn in non-lethal military equipment to Guinea
 
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China on Wednesday offered Guinea military equipments and materials worth over 3 million U.S. dollars, according to officials. The military equipments and materials were comprised of tents, helmets, bullet proof jackets, computers and photocopying machines that were meant to improve operation conditions for the Guinean military.
 

Finland to sell 49.9% of Patria to the norwegian defence company Kongsberg
 
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The Ownership Steering Department in the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office has today released information about Patria’s new minority owner and ownership structure. The State of Finland is to sell 49.9 percent of the defence company Patria Oyj to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.
 

Iranian commandos now equipped with new AM-50 Sayyad sniper rifles
 
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Iran’s Army Ground Force equipped its commandos serving in the rapid reaction units with the most accurate domestically-made sniper rifle, dubbed Sayyad (hunter), announced the local daily Tasnim. A commencement ceremony was held on Wednesday morning for a number of commandos and snipers in the Army Ground Force rapid reaction forces, who have passed a two-month intensive course.
 

Raytheon unveils next-gen Patriot AESA radar system at AUSA Global 16
 
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Raytheon Company funded, developed and built a new Gallium Nitride (GaN) powered Active Electronically Scanned Array main antenna for the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. Raytheon exhibits its prototype Patriot full-scale, GaN-based AESA radar for the first time in the company's booth at the Association of the United States Army's Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama, from March 15-17.
 

Lithuania will reintroduce permanent mandatory military conscription
 
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In a unanimous decision, Lithuania's state defense council decided on Monday that mandatory military conscription should be reintroduced for good. The country's top defense authority headed by Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite decided the country should reintroduce mandatory military conscription permanently rather than for five years as was decided a year and a half ago.
 

General Atomics's railgun projectile guidance electronics unit completes open range testing
 
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General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced yesterday that their hypersonic projectiles with prototype components for their Guidance Electronics Unit (GEU) successfully performed programmed actions and communicated component performance to a ground station via a telemetry link in tests carried out 7-9 March 2016 at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.
 

Russia's Armata advanced platform to get upgraded active protection system with UV detectors
 
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According to RIA Novosti, Russian armored units based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform will get new upgraded active protection systems by the end of the year. The new ultraviolet (UV) detectors soon to be installed on T-14 Armata battle tanks and T-15 Armata heavy infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) can detect rockets and grenades approaching from any direction, thus drastically improving the vehicles’ active protection systems' efficiency.
 

More British troops to take part in Iraqi Security Forces training program
 
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Britain is set to pledge several dozen more troops to support the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) as they take the fight to Daesh. The UK's Defence Secretary has authorised an offer of more than 30 extra troops to provide training in areas such as logistics and bridge building, as well as specialist medical staff. They are expected to be deployed to training locations at Besmayah and Taji.
 

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