November  2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

US Army orders seven more AN/TPQ-53 counterfire target acquisition radars from Lockheed Martin
 
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The U.S. Army announced that it will buy an additional seven Q-53 systems valued at $85 million, ensuring that the Q-53 continues to be the radar of choice to keep troops safe from persistent insurgent attacks, Lockheed Martin officially announced on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.
 

Rheinmetall and Tectonica to partner for Australia's Land 400 Phase 2 program
 
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Rheinmetall has announced on Oct. 29 a partnership with Melbourne-based defence systems integrator Tectonica Australia Pty Ltd for the development and manufacture of a sophisticated Local Situational Awareness System (LSAS) for the BOXER Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 2 Request For Tender.
 

Cobham to develop future C-IED system for the US Army
 
Cobham to develop future C-IED system for the US Army The US Army has selected Cobham to develop the next generation technology system that will detect mines and improvised explosive devices hidden in the ground. The development phase is planned to last three years and the Army expects to have by the end of it, a unique system, with increased capabilities compared to those being fielded already.
 

KRET to supply medical sensors for Russia's future Ratnik individual combat gear
 
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Russia’s Radio-Electronic Technologies Group (KRET) will supply sensors for the next-generation Ratnik ‘soldier of the future’ individual combat gear to monitor the servicemen’s physical and psychological state, adviser to the Group’s deputy CEO Vladimir Mikheyev said on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.
 

AAI receives contracts from US Army for RQ-7 Shadow UAV support
 
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AAI Corp has been awarded an $110,000,000 contract for performance-based logistics for the Shadow drones. "Performance location and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 29, 2016. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity," the US DoD announced on Oct. 31.
 

UAE prepares to rotate troops in Yemen and deploys more armoured vehicles on the front line
 
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A major contingent of UAE armed forces is preparing to enter Yemen to relieve those soldiers that have been carrying the burden so far. Nearly seventy Emirati soldiers have been killed in the war which is understood to be entering its final phase. UAE armoured vehicles have also been sent to the front line of the battle for the city of Taez, which has been under attack from Houthi forces in recent months.
 

  US reaffirms support to South Korea amid North Korea's growing nuclear threats
 
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South Korea and the U.S. agreed on Monday that they will not tolerate any aggression or military provocation by North Korea, reaffirming the U.S.' commitment to provide "extended deterrence" against the communist country's growing nuclear threats, said Korean medias on Nov. 2, 2015.
 

Russian MoD plans to product a family of combat vehicles based on Kurganets-25 platform
 
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The Russian MoD plans to create a family of combat vehicles based on the Kurganets-25 standardized platform, a Russian defense industry source told TASS. "It is planned to use the Kurganets-25 medium platform for creating a mobile reconnaissance post MRP, a mobile command and staff vehicle chassis, a chemical reconnaissance vehicle and a 120 mm self-propelled artillery system," the source said, noting the multirole capability of Kurganets.
 

  BAE Systems receives a $245mn contract from US Army for M109A7 Paladin self-propelled howitzers
 
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The U.S. Army awarded BAE Systems a contract option worth $245.3 million to complete the low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and M992A3 ammunition carrier. “The success of this program is directly attributable to the partnership between the Army and BAE Systems,” said Adam Zarfoss, director of Artillery and Bradley programs at BAE Systems.
 

NATO considers increasing troop numbers in the Baltic states
 
NATO considers increasing troops in the Baltic states  NATO members are considering an increase in the number of troops deployed to the Baltic states, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Diplomatic and military sources have informed the newspaper that the Alliance is considering two options to deploy additional forces. Both of them are still in early negotiations and have not been formally presented to the North Atlantic Council.
 

India approved production of 149 BMP-2K tracked command post armoured under Russian license
 
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India’s Defence Acquisition Council chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar approved the production of 149 BMP-2K infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) under the licence provided by Russia, according to the online version of the Economic Times daily
 

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