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

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.
 

Kornet-D1 self-propelled anti-tank system to be incorporated within Russian Airborne Forces
 
The Russian Airborne Forces will receive advanced Kornet-D1 self-propelled antitank missile systems within two years, Airborne Force Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov said. "Joint government acceptance trials will be held in the next two years and new Kornet-D1 self-propelled antitank systems will start arriving in the troops," he said.
 

Initial operational status for US THAAD anti-missile system deployed in South Korea
 
According to some US officials, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is operational and can protect South Korea against North Koreal missiles. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) is an advanced defensive anti-missile system that incorporates a long-range radar used to track incoming ballistic missiles in their terminal phase of flight.
According to some US officials, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is operational and can protect South Korea against North Koreal missiles. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) is an advanced defensive anti-missile system that incorporates a long-range radar used to track incoming ballistic missiles in their terminal phase of flight.
 

Japan is considering using the AEGIS Ashore missile defence system
 
Japan is considering the purchase of additional land-based missile defenses. A feasibility study will examine the land-based AEGIS missile defense system. The AEGIS Ashore could become part of Japan's multi-tiered ballistic missile defense network. Deployment could take place several years from now.
Japan is considering the purchase of additional land-based missile defenses. A feasibility study will examine the land-based AEGIS missile defense system. The AEGIS Ashore could become part of Japan's multi-tiered ballistic missile defense network. Deployment could take place several years from now.
 

AM General contract to deliver 200 Humvee to Iraq including M1151A1B1 and M1152 variants
 
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on April 27, 2017 that it had awarded a contract to AM General LLC for the procurement of over 200 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), to be supplied to the Iraqi government.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on April 27, 2017 that it had awarded a contract to AM General LLC for the procurement of over 200 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), to be supplied to the Iraqi government.
 

Fifth successful flight test for Lockheed Martin modernized TACMS Tactical Missile System
 
Lockheed Martin's modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile completed its fifth consecutive successful flight in a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The Tactical Missile System is produced for the U.S. Army and allied armies around the world. TACMS is a long range, guided missile that gives commanders immediate firepower to shape the battle space.
Lockheed Martin's modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile completed its fifth consecutive successful flight in a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The Tactical Missile System is produced for the U.S. Army and allied armies around the world. TACMS is a long range, guided missile that gives commanders immediate firepower to shape the battle space.
 

French-made BASTION Patsas Special Forces vehicle in service with Saudi Arabia armed Forces
 
The Bastion Patsas is a wheeled armoured vehicle developed and designed by the French Defence manufacturer Acmat to answer to the new requirements of Special Forces and reconnaissance units.
Pictures released on Internet showed Saudi Special Forces at military exercise "Abdullah 5" using the Bastion Patsas, a Special Force 4x4 armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by the French Company ACMAT, now a subdivision of Renault Trucks Defense of France.
 

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