November 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Thales delivers new-generation training simulators for French Army AMX-10 RCR vehicles
 
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Thales has delivered to the French defence procurement agency (DGA) two STP-NG new-generation platoon-level firing simulators for French Land Forces. These training simulators have entered into service at the Canjuers and Saumur (école de cavalerie) army bases to train forces to use the new systems equipped on the upgraded AMX-10 RCR vehicle.
 

Local-made Belrex PCSV Protected Combat Support Vehicles enter in service with Singapore army
 
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The new local-made Belrex PCSV (Protected Combat Support Vehicle) has entered in service with the Singapore armed forces, Friday November 25, 2015 to replace the army's five-tonne trucks. Second Minister for Defence Mr Ong Ye Kung officiated at a ceremony to mark the commissioning of the Belrex Protected Combat Support Vehicle (PCSV) at the SAFTI Live Firing Area this afternoon.
 

Artillery units of Russia will replace Tochka-U tactical missile with Iskander-M
 
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Russia’s Missile, Rocket and Tube Artillery Corps will fully replace the Tochka-U (NATO reporting name: SS-21 Scarab-B) tactical ballistic missile system with the Iskander-M (SS-26 Stone) complex by 2020, Corps Commander Lieutenant-General Mikhail Matveyevsky said.
 

Uralvagonzavod from Russia to launch new production line of guns for T-14 and T-90MS tanks
 
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The Uralvagonzavod (Russian acronym: UVZ) scientific-research corporation will launch an automatized manufacturing line to produce newest high-precision guns for T-14 Armata and T-90MS main battle tanks (MBT), as well as for 2S25 Sprut-SDM air-droppable self-propelled anti-tank gun (SPATG) systems, the Izvestia newspaper said.
 

Rosoboronexport has USD7 billion backlog of orders for land hardware
 
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JSC Rosoboronexport (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) is promoting the military hardware for land forces, being produced by Russia`s military-industrial complex, in full accordance with the tendencies of the world market. The company has a USD7 billion backlog of orders for land forces hardware, the press department of Rosoboronexport said in a statement.
 

Rheinmetall to supply international customer with 110 HX81 tractor-trailers
 
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An international customer has awarded Rheinmetall a major contract for military trucks. The order encompasses 110 logistic vehicles worth a total of €134 million, earmarked for delivery between January 2018 and February 2019. Additional vehicle orders are envisaged. The contract includes comprehensive service and logistical support for a period of five years.
 

Elbit Systems of America Receives a $103mn U.S. Army Contract for Mortar Weapon Systems
 
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Elbit Systems of America announced on November 23, that it was awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity ("ID/IQ") contract for the production of 60mm, 81mm, and 120mm Mortar Weapon Systems. The ID/IQ contract will support the Army's Product Manager for Guided Precision Munitions and Mortar Systems for US and foreign allied delivery requirements, with a maximum value of approximately $103 million, will be completed in five years.
 

Australian Defence Force takes delivery of first Hawkei 4x4 armoured vehicles from Thales Australia
 
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Thales Australia has delivered the first two Hawkei 4x4 armoured vehicles to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The delivery was witnessed by Australia's Minister for Defense Industry Christopher Pyne and the CEO of Thales Australia, Mister Chris Jenkins at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne on 14 November 2016.
 

Raytheon plans expansion of its Missile Systems business headquarters located in Southern Arizona
 
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Raytheon Company plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations by adding nearly 2,000 jobs at the Missile Systems business headquarters over a five year period. The company plans to hire workers at all skill levels with an emphasis on engineering and other higher-wage, technical positions. Job creation, facilities expansion and operational output is expected to result in billions of dollars of economic impact for Arizona over 10 years.
 

India has successfully test-fired Prithvi-II Surface-to-Surface ballistic missile
 
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India on Monday, November 21, 2016, successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile. The missiles were fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast. Developed under India’s flagship Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) programme, it is the 12th test of the interceptor missile.
 

Saab receives upgrade orders for US Army training systems
 
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Defence and Security company Saab has received three orders from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEOSTRI). Saab will now provide OSAG 2.0 interoperability upgrades for the U.S. 7th ATC’s Deployable Instrumentation System – Europe (DISE) and the Combat Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (CVTESS) to meet U.S. Army and European forward deployment interoperability requirements.
 

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