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

US Special Operations Command awarded CACI a $179.9 million contract for geospatial support
 
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CACI – Athena Inc. has won a $179.9 million contract to support the U.S. Special Operations Command with geospatial support. This contract is being awarded as part of a corrective action made after a protest in January 2015, the Defense Department said..
 

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) concluded its missile drills
 
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The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Wednesday night wrapped up its successful missile exercises dubbed 'Might of Velayat'. The IRGC’s public relations office said in a statement that the drills, which had been going on for several days in different parts of the country, concluded last night.
 

British and US troops to collaborate in technology experiments
 
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The purpose of AEWE is to examine prototypes and concepts that make small units more effective for future modernization, to get Soldier feedback early in the modernization process and to provide an opportunity for industry and the Army's science and technology community to help the Army solve military problems, said Harry Lubin, chief of the experimentation branch at the Maneuver Battle Lab.
 

US soldiers accept out-of-this-world mission aboard space station
 
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Sending Soldiers into space may seem unusual for an Army that conducts a large part of its missions on the ground, but during the next two years NASA's International Space Station will have at least one active duty or retired Army astronaut on board.
 

Mongolia received eight T-72A MBT and ten BTR-70M 8x8 APC from Russia as military aid in 2015
 
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Mongolia received Russian second-hand T-72A main battle tanks and BTR-70M 8x8 armoured personnel carrier as military aid in 2015, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms transfer database. This transfer of combat equipment to Mongolia is provided in the framework of military and technical assistance of the Russian Federation.
 

Rheinmetall to manufacture ammunition for a European partner
 
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A European procurement agency has awarded Rheinmetall a major order for ordnance. Worth up to $250million, the multi-year contract encompasses the development, qualification and production of modern ordnance which meets the highest safety standards.
 

Kazakhstan to provide free military-technical assistance to Kyrgyzstan
 
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Kazakh Senate members approved the bill “On ratification of the agreement between the governments of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic for the provision of free military-technical assistance” on Feb. 18, reported Kazinform. Later on Feb. 29 Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed it. The corresponding agreement was signed in Astana between the defence ministers of the two states in June 2015.
 

General Dynamics UK awarded $191 million to provide enhanced communications to British Army
 
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General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited has been awarded $191 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to provide enhanced Bowman tactical communications systems to the British Armed Forces.The BCIP5.6 contract will allow for the Bowman tactical communications equipment currently used by the UK military to receive a series of enhancements and upgrades.
 

Avon Protection has received an order from US Department of Defense for M50 protection mask
 
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Avon Protection has received an order for 166,623 M50 respiratory protection mask systems from the US Department of Defense (DOD). The M50/JSGPM (Joint Services General Purpose Mask) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense to replace existing respiratory protective masks used by several branches of the military.
 

 Australian DoD extends contract with Unisys to provide IT support services
 
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Unisys Corporation announced on wednesday March 9, that its Australian subsidiary has signed a two-year contract extension, estimated to be worth approximately AUD$74 million (US$54 million), with the Australian Department of Defence to provide IT support for 100,000 end users at approximately 450 Defence locations across Australia.
 

US DoD awards Drone Aviation a 780,000 $ contratct for WASP Tactical Aerostat System
 
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Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, today announced that it has been awarded a multiple unit contract from the Department of Defense ("DoD") for its Winch Aerostat Small Platform ("WASP") tactical aerostat system.
 

Taiwan to allocate $175 million for weapons systems research and development this year  
 
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Taiwan will allocate NT$5.76 billion (US$175 million) this year for research and development into home-grown weapon systems, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Wednesday. The amount is 211 percent higher than last year's R&D budget, the MND said in a report on its plans for 2016 submitted to the Legislative Yuan's Foreign and National Defense Committee.
 

Ras Al Khaimah Police of United Arab Emirates takes delivery of Spartan and Predator armoured
 
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The Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Police of United Arab Emirates has take delivery of new Spartan armoured and Predator riot control vehicles from the Company Streit Group. Major-General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of the RAK Police, said the new vehicles are locally made as part of strategic partnership with specialised companies and factories.
 

 The alert level in the Algerian Army reached the Defense Emergency amid recent Tunisian attack
 
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The alert level in the Algerian armed forces has been increased to a military emergency following the recent attack in the Tunisian city of Ben Gardane near the border with Libya, which killed 18 people, the Al Mayadeen satellite television channel reported.
 

Five regiments of Russia's Strategic Missile Force will receive 20 Yars RS-24 ICBM missile
 
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Five regiments of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force will receive 20 RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The Yars RS-24 Is a Russian-made mobile nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile which can be mounted on truck carrier or deployed in silos.
 

Iran armed forces test-fired several ballistic missiles from silos as a part of military exercises
 
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The Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, began the final stage of 'Might of Velayat' missile drills in different parts of the country by firing ballistic missiles from silos. The drills were started this morning and were attended by IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari and IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh.
 

 UAE-made radar system to be tested in July
 
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According to Khaleej Times, an Abu Dhabi-based company Emirates Technology Innovation Centre said that it has locally conceived and developed a radar system that can detect hostile aircraft and missiles and planning a test in July.
 

 Finmeccanica introduces D-BOX technology systems for mine clearance
 
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D-BOX, a set of services, systems and sensors that makes mine clearance operations safer and more efficient has been introduced by Finmeccanica in Naples. Finmeccanica is responsible for the technological innovation component of the solution that has been developed in the frame of a European Commission project.
 

General Dynamics Land Systems-UK inaugurates new Armoured Fighting Vehicle facility for AJAX
 
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General Dynamics Land Systems-UK today inaugurated its new Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) facility at Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. The facility, which will undergo significant refurbishment through 2016 and be fully operational in 2017, will support the delivery of AJAX vehicles to the British Army.
 

Indonesia thinks to the possibility to purchase Chinese-made AF902 FCS/35 air defense system
 
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Indonesia thinks to the possibility to purchase air defense system from China, a senior defense official said. According to Air Vice Marshal M. Syaugi, the director general of defense planning at Indonesia’s defense ministry, the country is currently evaluating the purchase of the Chinese-made AF902 Radar/Twin 35 mm AA Gun/PL-9C Missile Integrated Air Defense System (AF902 FCS/35) to bolster its aerial defense capabilities.
 

Russia's 1st Engineer Brigade received first Uran-14 fire-extinguishing robotic systems
 
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The first Uran-14 fire-extinguishing robotic systems have started to arrive for the 1st Engineer Brigade based in Murom in central Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said on Friday. The 1st Engineer Brigade will also receive Uran-6 mine-clearing robotic systems in 2016, the press office added.
 

China plans to increase military spending by 7-8% in 2016
 
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A spokesperson of the national legislature talked on Friday about what could be China's slowest military budget increase for six years, as the world's second largest economy feels the chill amid rising headwinds. Fu Ying, spokesperson for the National People's Congress annual session, said military spending is budgeted to grow by around 7 to 8 percent in 2016.
 

South Korea & U.S. launch formal talks on deployement of THAAD air defense system
 
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South Korea and the United States officially launched a joint working group Friday to discuss the idea of deploying an advanced missile defense shield in the Northeast Asian country, the Defense Ministry here said. The joint group is scheduled to hold its inaugural meeting later in the day at the Ministry of National Defense.
 

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