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

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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 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.
 

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