November  2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

South Korea plans to extend military deployments in Somalia and UAE by one year
 
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South Korea's Defense Ministry is seeking to extend by one year the stationing of its troops off the coast of Somalia and the United Arab Emirates, Korean officials said Wednesday, citing persistent pirate threats and the need for constant security cooperation with Middle Eastern countries.
 

Successfull test-fired by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force for Chu-SAM Kai surface-to-air missile
 
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The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has successfully test-fired the Chu-SAM Kai surface-to-air missile, destroying 100 percent of its targets at the White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, the United States Army website reports.
 

Swedish Armed Forces order additional IRIS-T SLS surface-to-air missiles
 
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The Swedish Armed Forces are receiving additional IRIS-T SLS surface-to-air missiles. Starting October 30, 2015, the Swedish Procurement Agency FMV issued on option for the delivery of the guided missiles. The InfraRed Imaging System – Tail vector controlled surface-to-air missile was first ordered by Sweden in March 2013 external link, with the SLS version of the weapon a SAM version of the original air-to-air missile external link.
 

Meggit unveils new FATS 100e advanced small-arms training system
 
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Armed forces worldwide will soon have access to the newest and most advanced small-arms training system. US-based Meggitt Training Systems will introduce the FATS100e, an evolutionary step forward from previous virtual-reality solutions, at this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) being held in Orlando, Florida.
 

Orbital ATK established a subsidiary in Saudi Arabia
 
Orbital ATK established a subsidiary in Saudi Arabia Orbital ATK, a major aerospace and defence technology firm, announced on 12 November the establishment of a subsidiary in Saudi Arabia. The jointly-owned company will be in partnership with local Saudi industry. The aim is to strengthen Orbital ATK’s existing business network in the country and assist Saudi Arabia in its self-sufficiency objectives in national security, defence and training.
 

NBC protection units from Central Military District will receive 30 RKhM-6 and ARS-14KM vehicles
 
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The Central Military District’s NBC protection units will receive over 30 upgraded RKhM-6 nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC) reconnaissance vehicles and ARS-14KM decontamination vehicles this year, the district’s press office said on Thursday.
 

The delivery of Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system to China in less than one year
 
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The beginning of the delivery of S-400 Triumph (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) long-range surface-to-air missile systems to China is 12-18 months down the line, a source in Russia’s military technical cooperation establishment told TASS on Thursday, November 12, 2015.
 

USA and Poland signed common military declaration
 
USA and Poland signed common military declaration  General Ben Hodges, Commander of the US Army in Europe, visited Poland to strengthen bilateral defence ties. During the meeting with the Polish Armed Forces Chief, General Miroslaw Rozanski, the two officials signed a declaration on bilateral cooperation, which includes plans for the deployment of forces and equipment at Polish military sites.
 

Polish SOF to acquire combat training system from Elbit
 
Polish SOF to acquire combat training system from Elbit  The Polish Special Operations Forces will soon be using a new, live-fire, simulations-based system from Elbit Systems. The Combat Training System (CTS) will provide realistic combat training through live simulation. The system has been specifically designed for special operations forces. It is marketed in cooperation with RUAG Defence of Switzerland and Autocomp Management Ltd. of Poland.
 

Nordic – Baltic Eight countries agreed to strengthen their defence cooperation
 
Nordic–Baltic Eight countries agreed to strengthen their defence cooperation The Defence Ministers of the Nordic and Baltic Eight (NB8) Cooperation are taking part at their yearly meeting. From 10 to 12 November they meet at Denmark, which has the rotating presidency for 2015. This year’s focus is on enhancing their defence cooperation between them, with other countries in the area and NATO, in effort to promote regional security, with the regard to the latest developments in Ukraine.
 

New order for AGM-114R Hellfire II missiles from the UK
 
New order for AGM-114R Hellfire II missiles from the UK The United Kingdom will soon receive a new order of Hellfire missiles. The FMS has received State Department’s approval and has already been delivered to the Congress for certification. The missiles are expected to enhance the British Armed Forces’ closer air support capabilities.
 

Iran will receive Russian-made S-300PMU2 air defense missile system in 2016
 
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Iran will have received Russian-made S-300PMU2 air defense missile systems by year-end that falls on March 20, 2016 by the Iranian calendar, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan told journalists. Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted the ban on exporting the S-300 system to Iran in spring 2015.
 

CMI Defence and Doosan to develop new KIFV tracked armoured with CPWS weapon station
 
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According to Janes, the Belgian Company CMI Defence and Doosan of South Korea have signed a partnership agreement for a joint development of a new light/medium weight armoured vehicle based on the chassis of the South Korean light tracked armoured personnel carrier KIFV, fitted with CMI Defence Cockerill Protected Weapon Station (CPWS).
 

India test-fired an Agni IV ballistic missile
 
India test-fired an Agni IV ballistic missile India test-fired the Agni IV ballistic missile for the fifth time on 9 November. The missile was launched by a mobile launcher at the Abdul Kalam Island (former Wheeler Island), off the coast of Odisha. The firing test was carried out by the Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command, which controls the country’s ballistic missile stockpile, in cooperation with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
 

China and Cambodia signed a new military agreement
 
China and Cambodia agreed on a new military multi-contract The Chinese Defence Minister, Chang Wanquan, signed a new defence equipment contract during his visit at Phnom Penh with his Cambodian counterpart, Tea Banh, on 6 November, according to Reuters news agency. It was an effort of the two countries to expand their already close military cooperation.
 

Rosomak SA signed an agreement to provide recovery vehicles to the Polish Army
 
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Rosomak S.A. company informed that an agreement has been concluded with the Armament Inspectorate. According to the contract, the Polish Army is going to receive new equipment – a heavy recovery vehicle, which is going to be operated, inter alia, together with the Rosomak APCs.
 

Finnish army to purchase U.S. GMLRS M31A1 and GMLRS M30A1 missiles and rocket pods
 
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The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Finland for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31A1 Unitary and GMLRS M30A1 Alternative Warhead Rockets in Pods and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million.
 

B-Temia and Safran to partner in the field of exoskeletons
 
B-Temia and Safran to partner in the field of exoskeletons The Canadian company B-Temia Inc. and the French Sagem (Safran Group) will partner together in the field of exoskeletons. Today they signed a technology and business development agreement to research, develop and produce a new generation of exoskeletons for military and civilian applications.
 

Lockheed Martin precision munitions complete reliability firing tests using HIMARS rockets launcher
 
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Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) 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.
 

Russia to deliver S-300PMU1 air defense missile system to Iran under the name of S-300BM
 
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A new contract with Iran for the delivery of S-300 (NATO reporting name: SA-10 Grumble) air defense missile systems will be signed in early 2016, a representative of the Russian delegation at the Dubai Airshow 2015 said on Monday, November 9, 2015.
 

Russia will deliver about $13 billion of military equipment to foreign countries in 2015
 
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Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport will deliver about $13 billion worth of military equipment to foreign customers in 2015, Mikhail Zavaly, head of the Russian delegation to Dubai Airshow 2015 and advisor to the official exporter’s director general, told journalists on Monday, November 9, 2015.
 

Russia to discuss with Saudi Arabia for the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems
 
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Russia discusses with Saudi Arabia the likely supplies of S-400 Triumph /NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler/ air defense systems /ADS/ to that country, said Sergey Chemezov, the head of the Rostec State Corporation, at the Dubai Airshow-2015 international aerospace exhibition.
 

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