November  2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russian MOD and University of Research sign an agreement to develop exoskeleton for military use
 
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The Russian Defense Ministry will fund the development of heavy exoskeletons and artificial intellect for tracked robots, the Kursk-based South-Western State University press service has reported. The University has presented those products at the Army-2015 exhibition.
 

U.S. starts second phase of Ukrainian forces training and equipping mission
 
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The United States has begun the second phase of its Fearless Guardian mission to train and equip Ukrainian forces, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said yesterday, Nov. 23, 2015. The United States has committed more than $265 million in equipment and training to the mission, Davis told reporters at the Pentagon.
 

Turkish indigenous air-defence system would involve France and/or China
 
Turkish indigenous air-defence system would involve France and or China Turkey decided to cancel the procurement of a modern long-range, ground-based air-defence system from China, in what seemed to be an understanding of the western positions on the issue. The US and NATO countries considered the acquisition of a Chinese system as a choice with more risks than advantages.
 

A higher-accuracy guided ammunition is being developed for Smerch and Tornado-S
 
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Higher-accuracy guided ammunition for the Smerch and Tornado-S multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) is being developed in Russia, Maj. Gen. Alexandr Dragovalovsky, deputy commander, Field Artillery, Russian Army, told the Russian News Service broadcaster in an interview on Monday.
 

Czech Republic could send troops in the fight against IS
 
Czech Republic could send troops in the fight against IS The Czech Armed Forces are ready to send troops in the fight against the Islamic State. According to the Czech Defence Minister, Martin Stopnicky, the country is ready to address France’s call for support against the jihadists in the Middle East.
 

Russia sends drones squadron in Arctic for monitoring missions
 
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A squadron of the Orlan-10 and Forpost (Outpost) unmanned aerial vehicles for the Arctic region has been formed in Russia’s Eastern Military District. It is based near the administrative center of Chukotka Autonomous District Anadyr, head of the press service of the Eastern Military District Alexander Gordeyev told TASS on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.
 

India has tested a local-made Advanced Air Defense AAD supersonic interceptor missile
 
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On Sunday, November 22, 2015, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) tested an indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile: the Advanced Air Defense (AAD) missile. The AAD is part of the first phase of India’s Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) initiative, along with the Prithvi Air Defense (PAD) missile. The Prithvi provides exoatmosphermic defense while the AAD is optimized for endoatmospheric performance.
 

UK to announce $270 bn investment in defence equipment and support over the next decade
 
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The British Prime Minister will announce a £178 billion investment in defence equipment and support over the next decade when he unveils the Government’s five year National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security review in the House of Commons later today, the UK ministry of Defence announced today, Nov. 23, 2015.
 

Thales won subcontract for NATO Ballistic Missile Defence test and intergration
 
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Thales has signed a subcontract for the verification of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) architecture on the Integrated Test Bed in The Hague, the french defense giant announced on Nov. 20, 2015. The work is part of the contract awarded to prime contractor Leidos by NATO earlier this year.
 

Russia to develop a new wheeled version of Koalitsiya-SV 152mm self-propelled howitzer
 
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Russia’s Burevestnik Research Institute, part of Uralvagonzavod weapons manufacturer, is developing a wheeled and a tracked version of the Koalitsiya-SV 152mm self-propelled artillery system under the same time schedule, the Uralvagonzavod press office told TASS.
 

Russia will supply Iraq with around 400 mine clearing armoured vehicles
 
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Russia will supply Iraq with around 400 mine clearing vehicles for removing mine barriers planted by the Islamic State militants in the country, the Iranian news agency Fars reports. The Iraqi Prime-Minister Haider al-Abadi signed an extra agreement with Russia to supply the mine clearing vehicles to the national armed forces, an Iraqi official told the Fars agency.
 

Belgium raises maximum terrorism alert in Brussels to Level 4 due to the risk of imminent threat
 
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Belgium raised the alert status for its capital Brussels to the highest level on Saturday November 21, 2015, shutting the metro and warning the public to avoid crowds because of a "serious and imminent" threat of an attack. The alert level for Belgium was raised to Level 4 following the Paris attacks to level three out of four, implying a "possible or probable" threat. Previously, only certain sites, such as the U.S. embassy, were at level three.
 

US Army tested Patriot’s latest PDB-8 upgrades
 

US Army tested Patriot’s latest PDB-8 upgrades

The US Army tested the latest upgrades of the Raytheon Patriot air defence system. The Post-Deployment Build 8 (PDB-8), as they have been named, increase the system’s capabilities in eliminating all sorts of threats, with an improved IFF and man-machine interaction. A large part of the funding for the development was provided by the 13 user-nations. The PDB-8 is expected to be in operational use in the near future.
 

Lockheed Martin successfully tested its ATACMS and GMLRS rocket and missile systems
 
Lockheed Martin successfully tested its ATACMS and GMLRS rocket and missile systems 640 001 Lockheed Martin's Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary munitions recently underwent successful stockpile reliability tests. All rockets were launched from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
 

UK steps up defence spending for special operations units
 
UK steps up defence spending for special operations units The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, stated that the country has to show the same resolve in defeating terrorism in the same way it did during the Second World War fighting against Hitler. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris he announced an increase in the defence budget.
 

Morocco to buy TOW launchers and missiles
 
Morocco to buy TOW launchers and missiles The US State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to Morocco, for new anti-tank systems and missiles from Raytheon, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The estimated value of the possible sale is USD157 million and the next step is to receive Congress’ approval.
 

Meprolight’s red dot sights for the Israeli Army
 
Meprolight’s red dot sights for the Israeli Army The Israeli Army will soon acquire a new series of combat sights for its rifles. Meprolight company was awarded a sole-supplier contract for the provision of thousands of next generation combat sights, which will  be deliverd in one year, starting from next month.  
 

Northrop Grumman awarded Pentagon’s encryption contract
 
Northrop Grumman awarded Pentagon’s encryption contract Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a contract for KGV-72 Type I, Programmable Inline Encryption Devices (PIEDs), from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract will have a maximum value of USD99 million.
 

LM introduced Digital Array Row Transceiver radar technology
 
LM introduced Digital Array Row Transceiver radar technology Lockheed Martin has introduced a new, state-of-the-art radar technology. It is called Digital Array Row Transceiver (DART) and is based on the use of Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology. Its results will offer greater performance and low life-cycle cost for the company’s products, thanks to the improved energy efficiency.
 

US Army and NGC demonstrate sensors-shooters integration as network components
 
US Army and NGC demonstrate sensors shooters integration as network components The US Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation demonstrated the integration of various sensors and interceptors in the destruction of a cruise missile target. The fire test took place on 12 November and validated the ability of the army to identify, track, engage and defeat targets, using sensors and interceptors from different air systems on the integrated fire control network.
 

NATO Secretary General proposed stronger cooperation with the EU
 
NATO Secretary General proposed stronger cooperation with the EU NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the EU Defence ministers in Brussels today, in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. Yesterday he addressed to an audience at the European Defence Agency. In both occasions, he stressed the need for a closer cooperation between NATO and the EU.
 

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