March 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
U.S. Marines are deployed in Syria with M777 155mm howitzers to support an assault of Raqqa
 
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According the website of The Washington Post, the U.S. Marines attached to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed in Syria with M777 howitzers to establish an artillery base. Some few days ago, U.S. troops with Stryker 8x8 armoured vehicles were seen around the city of Manbij in the Aleppo Governorate, Syria.
 

New Chinese-made IFV infantry fighting vehicle shows on online forum
 
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A picture released February 8, 2017, on Chinese online forum shows a new generation of Chinese-made tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) fitted with a new combat turret armed with a 30mm or 40mm automatic cannon. It could be the successor of the ZBD-04 and ZBD-04A in service with the Chinese armed forces (PLA People's Liberation Army).
 

Finnish Defence Forces purchase Bittium TAC WIN Tactical communication systems
 
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Bittium has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system products, which are meant for tactical communications. The products that were ordered will be delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces during the year 2017.
 

Ukraine continues to promote BTR-3 and BTR-4 armoured personnel carrier to international market
 
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The conflict between the central Ukrainian government and Russian-supported separatists in Ukraine's eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk has effectively placed Ukraine's defense industries on a war footing. (Source Forecast International Weapons Group)
 

Kelvin Hughes launches new drone detection radar
 
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Kelvin Hughes announced it will be launching its new drone detection system at the Home Office Security & Policing exhibition, which is taking place at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, Hampshire, March 7-9. The SMS-D is the first integrated, medium-range, radar-based surveillance system designed for the detection and tracking of small aerial targets.
 

HUGHES selected for GA-ASI "Type-Certifiable" Predator B RPA Platform
 
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has awarded Hughes Network Systems' Defense and Intelligence and Systems Division (DISD) a contract to provide satellite communications on the "Type-Certifiable" Predator B (TCPB) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) system, which provides the basis for the United Kingdom's Protector program.
 

Brazil has signed a contract with the Swedish Company SAAB for the delivery of RBS 70 MANPADS
 
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Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract on deliveries of the RBS 70 VSHORAD (very short range air defence system) to the Brazilian Army. The order has a total value of approx. MSEK 105 and deliveries will take place during 2017 and 2018.
 

Patrol GORE-TEX Extended Comfort Footwear showcased at IWA 2017
 
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With its Patrol GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear, W. L. Gore provides a first-of-a-kind solution for a lightweight, extremely breathable and durably waterproof duty boot specifically engineered for use in hot-dry and hot-humid climates. The boots, presented at IWA 2017, are quick to dry and offer reliable protection against sand, dust and water entry.
 

Russia rearms over 80% of missile large units with Iskander system
 
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More than 80% of missile large units have replaced the Tochka-U (NATO reporting name: SS-21 Scarab-B) tactical ballistic missile system with the Iskander-M (SS-26 Stone) system, Russian Army Commander-in-Chief Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov said.
 

Tigr-M armored car with remote-controlled Arbalet-DM module enters Russian Army inventory
 
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The Tigr-M armored car mounting the Arbalet-DM remotely controlled fighting module has entered service with the Russian Army.The Tigr-M armored car equipped with the Arbalet-DM remotely controlled fighting module was introduced into the Armed Forces inventory in late January based on its passing of the official tests that proved the Defense Ministry’s requirements specification.
 

United States has started the deployment of THAAD air defense missile system in South Korea
 
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017, the United States has started the deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), in South Korea. The deployment came after new launches of four ballistic missiles by North Korea, Monday, March 6, 2017.
 

Russia to send second S-400 air defense system regiment to Crimea
 
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A second S-400 Triumph (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense (AD) missile regiment will achieve its full operational capability in Crimea in the second half of 2017, Crimea’s air defenses will be beefed up in the other half of 2017 with the second S-400 regiment. It will be stationed in the west of the peninsula.
 

US Army to design new precision guided mortar
 
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The US Army has closed its initial solicitation phase for designs to create a next generation precision mortar that will allow Soldiers to put their rounds on target with extreme accuracy. The 120 mm high explosive guided mortar, or HEGM program, is intended to replace the current precision-guided HE mortar, the accelerated precision mortar initiative or APMI.
 

United States have deployed troops and Stryker armoured vehicles in Syria
 
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The United States have deployed troops with Stryker 8x8 armoured vehicle and HUMVEE to the northern Syrian city of Manbij to support Kurdish troops in the area. A video footage from RT Ruptly shows the US troops traveling in a convoy on Saturday, February 4, 2017, around the city of Manbij in the Aleppo Governorate, Syria.
 

U.S. army budget request for 2018 will include funds to accelerate purchase of AMPV armoured
 
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According to Bloomberg news of March 1, 2017, the U.S. army budget request for 2018 will include funds to accelerate the purchase of new AMPV Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle designed and manufactured by the American Company BAE Systems. The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) is the U.S. Army’s program to replace the Vietnam-era M113 Family of Vehicles.
 

W. L. Gore exhibits its Desert Boots with new GORE-TEX Extended Comfort laminates at IWA 2017
 
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At IWA OutdoorClassics 2017, W. L. Gore showcases its Desert Boots with new GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort laminates. These equipment are ideal solution for military professionals working in warm/hot environments as they feature a functional membrane which offers additional protection against exposition to waste, undesirable liquids, and sewage water.
 

Turkish army has deployed new Cobra II 4x4 armoured vehicle on Turkish-Syrian border
 
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According to pictures released on Twitter, Turkish army has deployed new Cobra 2 4x4 armoured vehicle on the Turkish-Syrian border. The new Cobra 2 seems to be equipped with radar, a target detection system and a thermal camera to perform reconnaissance and observation missions.
 

EURENCO exhibits its two propellant brands BOFORS POWDERS and PB CLERMONT at IWA 2017
 
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EURENCO is exhibiting at the IWA Outdoors Classic 2017 exhibition in Nürnberg, Germany, with its two small caliber propellants brands: BOFORS POWDERS and PB CLERMONT. The two brands have developed world class powders for more than 100 years and are considered as two of the world’s best propellant brands.
 

Russia in final talks with Turkey for the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems
 
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Russia is currently in talks with Turkey to sell air defense systems but concrete agreements have not been reached yet, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said.
 

Kyrgyzstan and Russia are ready to expand defense and military-technical cooperation
 
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Kyrgyzstan and Russia are intent on expanding their defense and military-technical cooperation, according to the joint declaration issued by Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the latter’s visit to Bishkek.
 

Czech Company VOP has presented NIMR Ajban 440A 4x4 light protected vehicle to Czech Army
 
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The Czech Company VOP has demonstrated the Ajban 440A 4x4 protected vehicle to the Czech Ministry of Defense to the military polygon of Vyskov, in Czech Republic, February 27 -28, 2017. During the defense exhibition IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, VOP has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with UAE-based Company NIMR for the marketing, distribution, production and after-sale support of the complete range of NIMR armoured vehicles to the Visegrad 4 countries - Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.
 

Iranian army has test-fired S-300 air defense missile system during military exercise 'Damavand'
 
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The Iranian military forces test-fired a Russian S-300 air defense missile system that has been recently delivered to Iran during a series of wargames, codenamed 'Damavand', on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The S-300 defense system was test-fired in the presence of the Iranian military and government officials with the aim of assessing its performance, using multiple flying targets and missiles.
 

Czech Company CZ unveils its new P-10 C 9mm pistol for law enforcement and police officers
 
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The Czech Company CZ (Ceská zbrojovka) a global leader in the manufacturing of small arms unveiled its new CA P-10C 9mm semi-automatic pistol for law enforcement and police officers at IWA 2017 Outdoor Classic, an International trade fair for hunting, shooting sports, outdoor activities and security which takes place in Nuremberg (Germany) from 3 to 6 March 2017.
 

MEADS International hosts a Polish delegation for the Wisla medium-range air defense program
 
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Focusing on use of Italian gallium nitride (GaN) technology, MEADS International (MI) has hosted a delegation headed by Secretary of State Bartosz Kownacki in the Polish Ministry of National Defense (MoND) at the facilities of MBDA Italia and LEONARDO. As part of its technology focus for the Wisla medium-range air defense program, MI anticipates a valued partnership leading to production of GaN sensors for Polish radars, including MEADS.
 

Jordanian company Jadara upgrading RPG-32 "Nashbab" antitank rocket launcher
 
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Jordanian company Jadara Equipment & Defence Systems is upgrading the RPG-32 antitank rocket launcher, according to its CEO, Col. Eng. (R) Ayman Mashouqah.
 

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