May 2017 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

First tests of Soratnik robot made by Kalashnikov will take place in 2018
 
The Kalashnikov Corporation, the producer of the famous Kalashnikov assault rifle and a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, will start testing an advanced 20-ton reconnaissance and attack robot in 2018, Kalashnikov Corporation CEO Alexei Krivoruchko told TASS.
The Kalashnikov Corporation, the producer of the famous Kalashnikov assault rifle and a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, will start testing an advanced 20-ton reconnaissance and attack robot in 2018, Kalashnikov Corporation CEO Alexei Krivoruchko told TASS.
 

Iran unveils new home-made weapons and radios
 
The Iranian Defense Ministry on Monday unveiled several state-of-the-art domestically made military products, including an advanced sniper rifle and a new type of Kalashnikov rifle, AK-133.
The Iranian Defense Ministry on Monday unveiled several state-of-the-art domestically made military products, including an advanced sniper rifle and a new type of Kalashnikov rifle, AK-133.
 

Russian engineers will train to cross river with pontoon vehicles
 
Military engineers of the combined arms army of the Western Military District deployed in Voronezh region began training at a new range designated for pontoon river crossing, the district press service said.
Military engineers of the combined arms army of the Western Military District deployed in Voronezh region began training at a new range designated for pontoon river crossing, the district press service said.
 

Russian Eastern Military district to learn how to use Buk-M2 air defense missile system
 
The Russian Eastern Military District’s air defense large unit based in Buryatiya in East Siberia will learn to operate the advanced Buk-M2 (NATO reporting name: SA-17 Grizzly) surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the district’s press office said.
The Russian Eastern Military District’s air defense large unit based in Buryatiya in East Siberia will learn to operate the advanced Buk-M2 (NATO reporting name: SA-17 Grizzly) surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the district’s press office said.
 

IDF Land forces training centre uses Bagira's JOBSS training systems
 
Bagira’s JOBSS system was successfully implemented in the Artillery Corps at the IDF Land Forces Training Centre during February 2017. JOBSS was launched in a full-scale training exercise for all direct and indirect fire support elements participating in the Joint Fires process according to the new CONOPS.
Bagira’s JOBSS system was successfully implemented in the Artillery Corps at the IDF Land Forces Training Centre during February 2017. JOBSS was launched in a full-scale training exercise for all direct and indirect fire support elements participating in the Joint Fires process according to the new CONOPS.
 

Volat company to showcases capabilities of MZKT-490100 light armored vehicles at MILEX 2017
 
VOLAT invites everyone interested to visit the 8-th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX-2017 that will be held on the open area of MCSC "Minsk-Arena" and on the territory of airport "Minsk-1" during the period from May 20, 2017 to May 22, 2017.
VOLAT invites everyone interested to visit the 8-th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX-2017 that will be held on the open area of MCSC "Minsk-Arena" and on the territory of airport "Minsk-1" during the period from May 20, 2017 to May 22, 2017.
 

Israeli Ministry of Defense contract Elbyt systems for satellite-on-the-move systems
 
Elbit Systems Ltd. has announced today that it was awarded a contract to provide the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) with dozens of satellite-on-the-move (SOTM) systems. The contract is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems and will be performed over a two-year period.
Elbit Systems Ltd. has announced today that it was awarded a contract to provide the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) with dozens of satellite-on-the-move (SOTM) systems. The contract is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems and will be performed over a two-year period.
 

Canadian Army arrived in Latvia to start prepartion of June deployment
 
Canadian military equipment in support of Operation REASSURANCE arrived in the Port of Riga, Latvia, today as preparations continue for the June deployment of the multinational battlegroup as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia.
Canadian military equipment in support of Operation REASSURANCE arrived in the Port of Riga, Latvia, today as preparations continue for the June deployment of the multinational battlegroup as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia.
 

More than 8,000 U.S. Special Forces are deployed in more than 80 nations
 
U.S. Special Operations Command forces are elite personnel deployed globally at the forefront of national security efforts, SOCOM's commander said Thursday, May 4, 2017, in a congressional hearing. More than 8,000 U.S. special operations forces are deployed in more than 80 nations.
U.S. Special Operations Command forces are elite personnel deployed globally at the forefront of national security efforts, SOCOM's commander said Thursday, May 4, 2017, in a congressional hearing. More than 8,000 U.S. special operations forces are deployed in more than 80 nations.
 

Russian Airborne Forces to conducts first airdrop test of BMD-4M
 
Russian Airborne Forces will drop several BMD-4M combat vehicles from airlifters to test modern paradrop capabilities in the middle of May, the press service of the defense ministry said.
Russian Airborne Forces will drop several BMD-4M combat vehicles from airlifters to test modern paradrop capabilities in the middle of May, the press service of the defense ministry said.
 

Iran unveiled home-made simulator for mine-field clearing training
 
Iran’s defense minister on Tuesday unveiled a homegrown system that simulates conditions in a minefield, used for training demining teams. Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan unveiled the domestically developed simulator on the sidelines of a conference in Tehran marking the International Mine Awareness Day.
Iran’s defense minister on Tuesday unveiled a homegrown system that simulates conditions in a minefield, used for training demining teams. Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan unveiled the domestically developed simulator on the sidelines of a conference in Tehran marking the International Mine Awareness Day.
 

Test launch of Minuteman III ICBM Intercontinental ballistic missile by U.S. Air Force
 
A team of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test reentry vehicle May 3, 2017, at 12:02 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg AFB, California.
A team of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test reentry vehicle May 3, 2017, at 12:02 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg AFB, California.
 

101st Airborne is the first American Division to be equipped with SIG Sauer P320 pistol
 
The US Army announced on Wednesday that the 101st Airborne Division will be its first unit to be equipped with the SIG Sauer P320 semi-automatic pistol, winner of the 2016 Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition. The P320 is meant to eventually replace the Beretta M9 as the US Military’s standard service pistol.
The US Army announced on Wednesday that the 101st Airborne Division will be its first unit to be equipped with the SIG Sauer P320 semi-automatic pistol, winner of the 2016 Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition. The P320 is meant to eventually replace the Beretta M9 as the US Military’s standard service pistol.
 

250 Syrian combat engineers were trained and equipped by Russian Armed Forces
 
The Russian Armed Forces’ international anti-mine center has trained and equipped about 250 Syrian combat engineers, Commander of the Russian Corps of Engineers Lieutenant-General Yuri Stavitsky said.
The Russian Armed Forces’ international anti-mine center has trained and equipped about 250 Syrian combat engineers, Commander of the Russian Corps of Engineers Lieutenant-General Yuri Stavitsky said.
 

100 ballistic missiles around the world destroyed by Patriot air defense since January 2015
 
Since January 1, 2015, Raytheon's Patriot integrated air and missile defense system has shot down more than 100 tactical ballistic missiles in combat operations around the world. More than 90 of those intercepts involved the low cost Raytheon-made Guidance Enhanced Missile family of interceptors.
Since January 1, 2015, Raytheon's Patriot integrated air and missile defense system has shot down more than 100 tactical ballistic missiles in combat operations around the world. More than 90 of those intercepts involved the low cost Raytheon-made Guidance Enhanced Missile family of interceptors.
 

Australian Defence Force chooses French-made Second Sights MS designed by Bertin Technologies
 
Bertin Technologies, a subsidiary of the CNIM Group, has announced that its Second Sight® MS standoff detector of chemical threats has just been chosen by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to equip its troops.
Bertin Technologies, a subsidiary of the CNIM Group, has announced that its Second Sight® MS standoff detector of chemical threats has just been chosen by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to equip its troops.
 

Russia tests new-generation of electronic warfare command posts
 
New-generation automated command posts designed to increase the combat capabilities of electronic warfare (EW) units by 20-30% have passed state trials in Russia, the press office of Russia’s Ruselectronics Group told TASS. The Ruselectronics Group is a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec.
New-generation automated command posts designed to increase the combat capabilities of electronic warfare (EW) units by 20-30% have passed state trials in Russia, the press office of Russia’s Ruselectronics Group told TASS. The Ruselectronics Group is a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec.
 

India has successfully launched new Brahmos Block III surface-to-surface cruise missile
 
On May 2-3, India`s South-Western Command’s Corps ‘Strike One’ has conducted two successful launches of the BRAHMOS Block III land-attack cruise missiles, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) of India`s Government said.
On May 2-3, India`s South-Western Command’s Corps ‘Strike One’ has conducted two successful launches of the BRAHMOS Block III land-attack cruise missiles, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) of India`s Government said.
 

Russian military engineers to test new protective gear during mine-clearing operations in Syria
 
Advanced combat engineer protective gear tested in the mine-clearing operation in Syria will start to arrive for the Russian Armed Forces this year, Commander of the Russian Corps of Engineers Lieutenant-General Yuri Stavitsky said.
Advanced combat engineer protective gear tested in the mine-clearing operation in Syria will start to arrive for the Russian Armed Forces this year, Commander of the Russian Corps of Engineers Lieutenant-General Yuri Stavitsky said.
 

General Dynamics European Land Systems presented the PIRANHA IFV to Bulgarian Army
 
The PIRANHA Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), a member of the PIRANHA family of vehicles, was officially presented on April 27th at the Military polygon Tylbeto near the city of Kazanlak in Bulgaria. The Military Unit Tylbeto in Kazanlak hosted the vehicle demonstration event, with a broad military audience, state officials and authorities and local industry in attendance.
The PIRANHA Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), a member of the PIRANHA family of vehicles, was officially presented on April 27th at the Military polygon Tylbeto near the city of Kazanlak in Bulgaria. The Military Unit Tylbeto in Kazanlak hosted the vehicle demonstration event, with a broad military audience, state officials and authorities and local industry in attendance.
 

French Army takes delivery of first batch of 400 HK416F assault rifles to replace old FAMAS
 
Today, May 3, 2017, the French DGA (Defense Procurement Agency) has taken the delivery of first batch of 400 new HK416F 5.56mm assault rifle. The HK416F will replace the French Army's FAMAS bullpup assault rifles, which first entered service in 1979.
Today, May 3, 2017, the French DGA (Defense Procurement Agency) has taken the delivery of first batch of 400 new HK416F 5.56mm assault rifles. The HK416F will replace the French Army's FAMAS bullpup assault rifles, which first entered service in 1979.
 

Rheinmetall defence Australia selects NIOA as key supplier for the land 400 phase 2 offer to Australia
 
The partnership between the two companies is underpinned by a commercial relationship spanning 20 years and a shared commitment towards placing Australian Industry Capability at the centre of Rheinmetall’s offer to deliver the BOXER CRV to the Australian Defence Force.
The partnership between the two companies is underpinned by a commercial relationship spanning 20 years and a shared commitment towards placing Australian Industry Capability at the centre of Rheinmetall’s offer to deliver the BOXER CRV to the Australian Defence Force.
 

Turkey and Russia have reached agreements for the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems
 
Turkey and Russia have reached principal agreements on the issue of the S-400 air defense systems (ADS) acquisition; the sides are conducting negotiations over the price and joint production, Turkey`s Foreign Minister told journalists.
Turkey and Russia have reached principal agreements on the issue of the S-400 air defense systems (ADS) acquisition; the sides are conducting negotiations over the price and joint production, Turkey`s Foreign Minister told journalists.
 

Russian airborne troops will receive over 300 combat vehicles BMD-4M and BTR-MDM
 
The Russian Airborne Forces will receive over 300 combat vehicles BMD-4M and BTR-MDM by 2020, Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov said. Artillery units and detachments will get over a hundred modern radar reconnaissance means, guns, mortars and antitank weapons while air defense units will get nearly 200 pieces of hardware and armaments.
The Russian Airborne Forces will receive over 300 combat vehicles BMD-4M and BTR-MDM by 2020, Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov said. Artillery units and detachments will get over a hundred modern radar reconnaissance means, guns, mortars and antitank weapons while air defense units will get nearly 200 pieces of hardware and armaments.
 

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