November  2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russian Aerospace Force to receive upgraded anti-ballistic missile defense system
 
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The Russian Aerospace Force will receive a modernized anti-ballistic missile defense system soon to provide air defense for Moscow, Anti-Missile Defense Division Commander of the Aerospace Force’s 1st Air and Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Army Colonel Andrei Cheburin said on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015.
 

Israel about to retire its last Merkava Mark II tanks
 
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After 33 years of loyal service, the Israel Defense Forces’ Armored Corps is retiring the Merkava Mark II tank from service by its conscripted brigades. The tank will now be used only by reserve forces for border patrols during times of conflict, while the newer Merkava Mark III (which entered service in 1990) and the new generation Merkava Mark IV (2004) will handle all battlefield missions.
 

British Company Morgan awarded Canadian soldier CM735 combat helmet contract
 
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The Composites and Defence Systems business of the British Company Morgan Advanced Materials has been awarded the Canadian CM735 Combat Helmet contract. The improved helmet features an innovative ultra-lightweight hybrid composite structure, the result of more than three years of materials research and development and achieves outstanding ballistic performance at an extraordinarily low weight.
 

Germany may allow deployment of German soldiers in Syria end of this year to fight Islamic State
 
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Germany may allow for the deployment of German forces to fight the Islamic State terror group in Syria by the end of the year, with troops likely to be sent to the region soon after the green light is given, the Chief of Staff of the German armed forces said Sunday, November 29, 2015
 

Russia to create several new missile and artillery units to increase Russian armed forces by 2021
 
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Russia is to create several large missile and artillery units within its ground forces by 2021, the ground forces’ commander, Mikhail Matveyevsky told the media on Thursday, November 26, 2015. Over the three years Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has been in office the structure of the armed forces underwent fundamental change. Eight large operational units, 25 divisions and 15 brigades have been formed.
 

Lithuanians to be trained by Germans in the PzH2000 operation
 
Lithuanians to be trained by Germans in the PzH2000 operation Lithuanian military personnel have begun training in the KMW PzH2000 self-propelled howitzer. A team of soldiers from the Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade has already travelled to Germany, where it will be trained by their German colleagues in Bundeswehr, in the use and employment of the new system, as per the contract.
 

Russian army received two sets of new brigade and division 9K333 Verba MANPADS
 
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The KBM Design Bureau of Kolomna /KBM, incorporated by the High Precision Systems holding company/ in late November handed over to the troops two brigade and two divisional sets of new 9K333 Verba man-portable air defense systems, fulfilling the 2013 contracts. This has been announced to TASS by the company press service.
 

Denmark to start the artillery procurement programme
 
Denmark to start the artillery procurement programme Denmark is starting the prequalification phase for the procurement of a new artillery system. In May it was announced that the acquisition was halted in order to direct funds in the repair of an AW101 helicopter that was damaged in Afghanistan.
 

Germany plans to deploy Tornado aircraft and frigate to support the fight against ISIS
 
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Germany plans to send Tornado reconnaissance jets to support the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria, the defence spokesman of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said Thursday. A day after Merkel pledged in Paris to "soon" decide how to help battle the IS group in Syria, she met cabinet ministers in charge of security ahead of afternoon meetings of the major parties' parliamentary groups.
 

 Chinese President urges for breakthroughs in reform of the country's armed forces by 2020
 
Chinese President urges for breakthroughs in reform of the countrys armedforces by 2020 640 001 Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged breakthroughs in reform of the country's armed forces by 2020, vowing to reorganize the current military administration structure and military command system. Xi, also chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks at a meeting on reforming the armed forces which was held from Nov. 24 to 26.
 

Patria offers joint production on Lithuania’s IFV
 
Patria offers joint production on Lithuania’s IFV Patria has offered joint production in case that Lithuania selects its bid for the procurement of the new infantry fighting vehicle. The Baltic country is soon to decide which 8x8 fighting vehicle will be selected to replace the legacy M113 tracked armoured personnel carriers and initially equip two battalions.
 

Czech MoD delivered equipment to Iraqis and Kurds
 
Czech MoD delivered equipment to Iraqis and Kurds The Czech Ministry of Defence delivered a large quantity of military supplies to the Iraqi Armed Forces and the Kurdish fighters. The shipment was part of the country’s support in the fight against the Islamic State and will continue in the near future.
 

Glock 17 will be New Zealand Defence Force's next pistol
 
Glock 17 will be New Zealand Defence Force's next pistol The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has selected a new type of pistol to equip all of its services. The new weapon that will replace the Sig Sauer P226 currently in use is the Glock 17, which will be introduced in service in second half of 2016.
 

Iran inaugurates new air defense command and control center in Southwestern part of the country
 
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The Iranian Air Defense Force inaugurated a new command and control center in the Southwestern parts of the country in a ceremony participated by Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard.
 

United States has raised its military aid to the Philippines this year to $79 million
 
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The United States has raised its military aid to the Philippines this year to $79 million, the US ambassador said on Wednesday, as tension rises in the region over China's new assertiveness in the South China Sea. Since 2002, the United States has provided the Philippines with nearly $500 million in military assistance as well as various types of military equipment.
 

Iran is interested in buying Russian's all types of weapons in addition to S-300 air defense systems
 
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Iran is showing interest in purchasing all types of Russia’s weapons in addition to S-300 air defense missile systems, Russian presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin told TASS on Thursday.
 

India successfully test-launched Prithvi-II nuclear-capable missile
 
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India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, as part of a user trial by the army. The missile test was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here at 1210 hrs, the local media Economic Times announces today.
 

Turkish authorities have sent 20 more tanks to Syrian border
 
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The Turkish military has sent 20 more tanks to an armored brigade it has stationed at Turkey's western border with Syria, Turkey's Anadolu agency reported on Wednesday. Turkey earlier today also said, that it will be increasing the number of F-16s from 12 to 18 patrolling the border.
 

IVECO and BAE Systems to deliver armoured platform for US Marines Amphibious Combat Vehicle
 
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CNH Industrial’s Iveco Defence Vehicles will deliver its 8x8 amphibious armoured platform to BAE Systems, which has been awarded with a contract for the Engineering, Manufacturing, Development (EMD) phase of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 program.
 

BCB Int. to provide rations and cooking fuel to the UK MoD
 
BCB Int to provide rations and cooking fuel to the UK MoD  The UK MoD will acquire new rations and cooking fuel from BCB International under a four-year contract. The new items will reduce the weight carried by soldiers and the footprint from the use in the field, while it would be easies to light and extinguish the fire source.
 

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