May 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 
New Slovak Corsac 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle gets Russian armament suite
 
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New Corsac 8x8 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) developed by Slovak MSM Group has received Russian armament suite, according to the company's press department.
 

Russian special operators will soon be equiped with the Typhoon family armored fighting vehicle
 
Russian-special-operators-will-soon-be-equiped-with-the-Typhoon-family-armored-fighting-vehicle-640-001 Reconnaissance battalions and Special Forces units of the Russian Armed Forces will soon be fielded with the cutting-edge Taifun (Typhoon) family of armored fighting vehicles capable of both moving over broken terrain and protecting their occupants against small-arms fire and improvised explosive devices (IED), according to the Izvestia daily.
 

Netherlands ‘new vehicle mix’ BOXER Production contract awarded
 
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A contract for a new vehicle mix of BOXER vehicles for the Netherlands was signed on 25 May 2016 at the OCCAR-EA headquarters in Bonn by the original equipment manufacturer ARTEC GmbH and OCCAR.
 

Russia& India will sign a contract with United Arab Emirates for delivery of Brahmos cruise missile
 
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Russia and India have agreed to deliver BrahMos cruise missiles to third countries, in particular, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, South Africa and Chile, spokesman for the Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace Company Praveen Pathak told TASS on Monday, May 30, 2016.
 

EURENCO commissions new NTO explosive plant in France
 
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EURENCO has commissioned in May 2016 a new plant for the production of NTO insensitive explosives as part of its investment strategy in Sorgues (France) to modernize explosive production lines and answer current and future customers’ needs.
 

Algerian T-90 tanks receive Shtora-1 jammer
 
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Russia has supplied a batch of Shtora-1 optical-electronic countermeasure systems to equip Algerian T-90S main battle tanks (MBT), according to a source in Russian defense industry.
 

300 instructors from Belgian army and police share techniques and tactics to counter terrorist threats
 
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During four days, the Belgian army training camp of Lagland hosted the Interdepartmental Forum Tactics and Techniques which brought together more than 300 instructors from the Belgian army and Police. The goal of this forum is to exchange and share the latest techniques and tactics in shooting, riot control, management of violence, etc.
 

AutoKrAZ of Ukraine presents latest innovations of combat vehicles at Technical Forum in Lvov
 
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At the end of May 2016, “AutoKrAZ” participated at Annual International Scientific and Technical Conference “Military Weaponry and Vehicles Development Prospects”. This event was held in Lvov for the ninth time at Petro Sagaydachniy Military National Academy. National manufacturer, Kremenchug Automobile Plant, showcased to event participants its advanced concepts, KrAZ armored vehicles.
 

Canadian army would like to boost its military presence in the Arctic Region
 
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The Canadian army would like to boost its military presence in the Arctic Region and expands its Arctic Training Center, opened in 2013, in Resolute Bay, Nunavut. The facility, which can house and support 120 soldiers, has been used only in the winter months.
 

State Defense Company Delta of Georgia unveils new GMM-120 6x6 self-propelled mortar carrier
 
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During the Independence Day of Georgia, May 26, 2016, the State Military Scientific-Technical Center Delta has unveiled a new prototyoe of 120mm wheeled self-propelled mortar carrier under the name of GMM-120.
 

India has successfully test-fires upgraded variant of Brahmos land supersonic cruise missile
 
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Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace joint venture (JV) has successfully tested upgraded variant of the BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile, according to the company`s press department. The supersonic cruise missile was test-fired at 1200 hrs at the Pokhran field firing range in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district.
 

US Army and USMC to test Bionic Power’s walking technology
 
US Army and USMC to test Bionic Power’s walking technology The US Army and the Marine Corps will put on field trials Bionic Power’s regenerative walking technology. The company received a USD1.25 million contract from the Office of the Secretary of Defence to provide a low-volume production units of its PowerWalk Kinetic Energy Harvester. The units are tested under the Joint Infantry Company Prototype (JIC-P) programme.
 

Russian Reconnaissance and Special Forces units will receive Typhoon-K and Typhoon-U MRAPs
 
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Reconnaissance and special forces units of the Russian armed forces will soon be equipped with the Typhoon-U type vehicles produced by Ural Automotive Plant and the Typhoon-K type manufactured by KamAZ.
 

Qatar plans to purchase Lockheed Martin's Javelin missile
 
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The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for Javelin Guided Missiles and associated equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $20 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 24, 2016.
 

South Korea plans to import $3 billion worth of arms this year
 
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According to the Yonhap News Agenecy South Korea's defense procurement agency said Wednesday May 25 it plans to import arms worth about 3.5 trillion won (US$3 billion) this year in a bid to enhance its defense capabilities.
 

UKROBORONPROM speeds up BTR-4 Armored Personnel Carrier APC production
 
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Joining capacities of the SE “Zhytomyr Armored Plant,” the State Concern “Ukroboronprom” can strengthen the army with modern Ukrainian BTR-4 faster. Plant specialists are already successfully mastering hulls production. The next stage is production of armored personnel carriers BTR-4.
 

Cobham developed a new family of GaN solid state transmitters
 
Cobham developed a new family of GaN solid state radars Cobham has developed a new family of Gallium-Nitride (GaN) solid state transmitters, called SOLSTx. Pronounced as “solstice”, they are optimised for ground, maritime and airborne use, such as air traffic control, weather, telemetry, fire control and long range surveillance radars.
 

QinetiQ contracted by Dstl to develop advanced materials
 
QinetiQ contracted by Dstl to develop advanced materials The UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has contracted QinetiQ to develop and test advanced defence materials. These will protect UK’s land, air, maritime and subsea vehicles from the next generation of threats. The GBP10 million contract is a renewal of a previous and will span over the new five years.
 

Palantir landed a USD222M software contract with SOCOM
 
Palantir landed a USD222M software contract with SOCOM 

Palantir Technologies has been contracted by the US Special Operations Command, to provide All-Source Information Fusion software licenses and associated support services. The value of the contract is USD222 million. Another USD5 million will be the provision of operations and maintenance for FY2016.

 

Spanish Army received new HMK102B backhoe loaders
 
Spanish Army received new HMK 102B backhoe loaders The Spanish Army has received six new HMK 102B backhoe loaders from Hidromek company. They are part of a contract for 22 units, signed in 2014. The first 14 vehicles were delivered in 2015 and the six new ones bring their total number to 20. The rest will be delivered until the coming November.
 

GDELS and Airbus test loaded a Piranha V in an A400M
 
GDELS and Airbus test loaded a Piranha V in an A400M  General Dynamics European Land Systems and Airbus Defence and Space, demonstrated the ability to load and unload a Piranha V armoured personnel carrier into an A400M transport aircraft. The test included all the procedures followed during a vehicles entry and exit from the air platform, as well as its tie-down according to the safety regulations.
 

Russian Company VPK to develop VPK-39273 Volk-3 6x6 APC for Russian Ministry of Defense
 
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The Military-Industrial Company (Russian acronym: VPK, Voyenno-Promishlennaya Kompaniya) is developing VPK-39273 Volk-3 (Wolf III) 6x6 wheeled armoured car (AC), according to a source within Russian defense industry.
 

Battelle and Boeing to bid jointly for Sandia Labs management
 
Battelle and Boeing to bid jointly for Sandia Labs management Battelle and Boeing have signed an agreement to bid jointly for the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) management. The laboratories belong to the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, which outsources their management to third parties. A request for proposals was issued on 18 May and final decision is expected by the end of the year.
 

Navistar Defense receives MRAP vehicles upgrade contract from the US Army
 
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Navistar Defense LLC has been awarded a $29.8 million U.S. Army contract modification to reset and upgrade 250 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs).
 

Saudi Arabia interested in arms trade with Russia on condition of licence production
 
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Saudi Arabia may take an interest in the military-technical cooperation with Russia only on condition of licence production, Awadh al-Badi, Director of the Department of Research and Studies, King Feisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, opined at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
 

General Dynamics Delivers New Digital Manpack Radios for U.S. Army Testing
 
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General Dynamics Mission Systems delivered 30 new two-channel Manpack networking radios to the U.S. Army for evaluation. The digital radios are the first to be delivered by General Dynamics under the Army’s production contract awarded in March.
 

Russian airborne forces have put the BMD-4M and BTR-MDM armoured vehicle into operation
 
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Russia’s Airborne Force has put the BMD-4M Sadovnitsa airborne fighting vehicle and the BTR-MDM Rakushka armored personnel carrier into operation, Airborne Force Commander Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov told TASS on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
 

Milrem successfully tested its first-of-its-kind Autonomous Ground Vehicle THeMIS
 
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Estonia-Based Milrem's First-of-its-kind Autonomous Ground Vehicle Successfully Passes First Set of Military Tests THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) vehicle-unique for its modular design-tested under conditions of the Kevadtorm military exercise.
 

Kongsberg signs agreement with Polish Armaments Group
 
Kongsberg signs agreement with Polish Armaments Group  Kongsberg Defence Systems signed an agreement with PGZ (Polish Armaments Group) to develop common business opportunities. The collaboration will build on the one already developed in the field of naval systems and the Polish Navy’s Coastal Missile System. The latest agreement will extend to cover the air defence, naval and space activities, on a long-term basis.
 

DRS and Roboteam to collaborate on the US Army’s CRS-I programme
 
DARPA contracted DRS to enhance cooled IR sensor’s performance DRS Technologies, a Leonardo-Finmeccanica company, and Roboteam Ltd have agreed to collaborate on the US Army’s Common Robotic System – Individual programme. The companies have signed an agreement that will lead to the development of a solution tailored to the Army’s requirements.
 

Leopard 2A4 tanks for Indonesia will be fitted with the Revolution urban warfare package
 
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According the British publishing company Janes website, Indonesia has taken delivery of the first eight Leopard 2A4 main battle tank designated Leopard 2A4 RI (Republic of Indonesia). In November 2013, it was announced that Indonesia will purchase 103 Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs), 42 upgraded Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicles, and 11 armoured recovery and engineering vehicles from surplus German Army stocks.
 

Azerbaijan shows interest to import defense products from Pakistan
 
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The delegation headed by Azerbaijani Minister of Defense Industry Yaver Jamalov on April 26-27 paid a visit to Pakistan to participate in the 6th session of Azerbaijan-Pakistan Intergovernmental Commission on economic cooperation, The News reported.
 

FLIR launches Light Tactical Vehicle with FLIR Portable Radar
 
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FLIR Systems, Inc. announced on May 23 the release of two-high performance ground surveillance tools for border security and force protection,the LTV-X™ Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) and the FLIR Ranger™ R6SS portable radar at Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida.
 

DARPA contracted DRS to enhance cooled IR sensor’s performance
 
DARPA contracted DRS to enhance cooled IR sensor’s performance DARPA has contracted DRS, a Leonardo-Finmeccanica company, to enhance the performance of the company’s ultra-small pixel infrared focal plane arrays (FPA) under the agency’s Lambda Scale programme.
 

Baltic states prepare for NATO forward-deployed forces
 
Baltic states prepare for NATO forward deployed forces The Defence Ministers of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia agreed to take further steps to host the NATO forward-deployed forces in the Baltic region. An agreement was signed by the three men during the Baltic Ministerial Committee meeting in Kuressaare, Estonia.
 

Russian Airborne Force to set up six tank battalions within six air assault units by end of 2018
 
Russian-Airborne-Force-to-set-up-six-tank-battalions-within-six-air-assault-units-by-end-of-2018-640-001 Tank battalions will be set up within six air assault large units of Russia’s Airborne Force before the end of 2018, a high-ranking source in the Airborne Force told TASS on Tuesday.
 

Russian company Uralvagonzavod will unveil upgraded T-72 tank at KADEX 2016
 
Russian-company-Uralvagonzavod-will-unveil-upgraded-T-72-tank-at-KADEX-2016-001 Russian armored vehicle manufacturer Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) will unveil an upgraded variant of the T-72 tank with a sophisticated fire control system and an advanced thermal imager at the 5th Kazakhstan Defence Expo International Arms Show (KADEX 2016) to be hosted by Astana from June 2 to 5, Uralvagonzavod’s press office told journalists.
 

Elbit Systems awarded contracts for Radio and Communication Systems to a European Country
 
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Elbit Systems announced on May 24 that it was awarded contracts from a European country, for the supply of advanced tactical communications systems, for a total amount of an approximately $40 million. The contracts will be performed over a one-year period.
 

Argentina plans to procure armoured vehicles for UN missions
 
Argentina plans to procure armoured vehicles for UN missions Argentina is planning to procure armoured vehicles that will be used in UN operations, according to the Deputy Minister of Defence Logistics, Emergencies and Culture, Walter Ceballos.
 

United States to lift completely embargo on lethal weapons for Vietnam
 
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U.S. President Barack Obama said at a new conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday May 23, 2016, that United States has agreed to lift completely its embargo on lethal weapons sales.
 

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