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October 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Starstreak air defense missile system now included in South African Army assets
 
South African Army Chief, Lieutenant General Vusi Masondo, yesterday officially took the Starstreak ground-based air defence missile system into the landward forces inventory. The handover took place at 10th Anti-Aircraft Regiment headquarters at Diskobolos, Kimberley as is part of the Army’s drive to rejuvenate its hardware, alluded to by Masondo last month when he met the media.
South African Army Chief, Lieutenant General Vusi Masondo, yesterday officially took the Starstreak ground-based air defence missile system into the landward forces inventory. The handover took place at 10th Anti-Aircraft Regiment headquarters at Diskobolos, Kimberley as is part of the Army’s drive to rejuvenate its hardware, alluded to by Masondo last month when he met the media.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 01:17 PM
 

Lockheed Martin to deliver THAAD anti-ballistic missile launchers to U.S. Missile Defense Agency
 
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $124.6 million fixed-price contract for the manufacture and delivery of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ground components. The contract provides for the delivery of U.S. government THAAD launchers, support equipment, fire control and communication spares, and launcher spares.
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $124.6 million fixed-price contract for the manufacture and delivery of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ground components. The contract provides for the delivery of U.S. government THAAD launchers, support equipment, fire control and communication spares, and launcher spares.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:06 PM
 

 Qatar to be provided with Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 missile segment
 
The Government of Qatar has selected Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 Missile, becoming the newest international customer for the program. The initial contract is for missile and command launch system production. “The PAC-3 Missile will provide the Qatar Air Force with proven, reliable performance with unmatched hit-to-kill lethality,” said Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
The Government of Qatar has selected Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 Missile, becoming the newest international customer for the program. The initial contract is for missile and command launch system production. “The PAC-3 Missile will provide the Qatar Air Force with proven, reliable performance with unmatched hit-to-kill lethality,” said Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:31 AM
 

India plans to be missile-import free by 2022
 
Indian Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) plans to make the country "missile import free" by 2022, the defence research agency has told the Prime Minister's Office. "Our target is to make India missile-import free by the year 2022. This means that we need not import any missile in terms of air-to-ground, surface-to-air or the air-to-air missiles," DRDO chief Avinash Chander told PTI.
Indian Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) plans to make the country "missile import free" by 2022, the defence research agency has told the Prime Minister's Office. "Our target is to make India missile-import free by the year 2022. This means that we need not import any missile in terms of air-to-ground, surface-to-air or the air-to-air missiles," DRDO chief Avinash Chander told PTI.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:19 PM
 

US Army to launch two extensive gear tests in Hawaïan jungle and harsh Alaskan landscape
 
The US Army will launch two extensive gear tests in the coming months in two very different locales: the humid tropics of Hawaii and the harsh Alaskan landscape. The tests are part of the Soldier Enhancement Program (SEP), which allows the Army to try out commercially available gear quickly, without having to waste time or money starting from scratch, explained Col. Tim Wallace, head of SEP.
The US Army will launch two extensive gear tests in the coming months in two very different locales: the humid tropics of Hawaii and the harsh Alaskan landscape. The tests are part of the Soldier Enhancement Program (SEP), which allows the Army to try out commercially available gear quickly, without having to waste time or money starting from scratch, explained Col. Tim Wallace, head of SEP.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:06 AM
 

Fourth brigade with enhanced Stryker combat vehicles planned for U.S. Army
 
The U.S. Army today has nine Stryker brigade combat teams, three of which now sport the survivability enhancement known as a "Double V Hull." The U.S. Army acquisition executive has approved procurement of a fourth such brigade.
The U.S. Army today has nine Stryker brigade combat teams, three of which now sport the survivability enhancement known as a "Double V Hull." The U.S. Army acquisition executive has approved procurement of a fourth such brigade.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 08:05 PM
 

U.S. Army eyes on Israel Aerospace Industries' ArrowLite Unmanned Aerial System
 
The US Army is field testing more than a dozen hand-launched unmanned air vehicles manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries, which has long sought a foothold in the US military unmanned air systems (UAS) market, reported Flightglobal today, October 14. The Israelian company is hoping that a play for small-UAS business could open a door to future contracts.
The US Army is field testing more than a dozen hand-launched unmanned air vehicles manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries, which has long sought a foothold in the US military unmanned air systems (UAS) market, reported Flightglobal today, October 14. The Israelian company is hoping that a play for small-UAS business could open a door to future contracts.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:41 PM
 

KRET delivers Krasuha-2 electronic suppression system to the Russian Defense Ministry
 
Concern Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET) has completed the 2014 state defense order to ship Krasuha-2 electronic suppression system to the Russian Defense Ministry. The Krasuha-2 mobile Early Warning complex is one of the more recent designs by the All-Russian Research Institute Gradient in Rostov-on-Don.
Concern Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET) has completed the 2014 state defense order to ship Krasuha-2 electronic suppression system to the Russian Defense Ministry. The Krasuha-2 mobile Electronic Warfare complex is one of the more recent designs by the All-Russian Research Institute Gradient in Rostov-on-Don.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:12 PM
 

Alcoa manufactures new hull to increase combat vehicles protection
 
Alcoa, a global leader in lightweight, high-performance metals, has produced the world’s largest single-piece forged aluminum hull for combat vehicles to improve troop protection as part of a joint Alcoa-US Army initiative launched last year. Alcoa manufactured the single-piece part, which was co-designed by Alcoa and the US Army Research Laboratory, with the goal of replacing today’s assembled hulls.
Alcoa, a global leader in lightweight, high-performance metals, has produced the world’s largest single-piece forged aluminum hull for combat vehicles to improve troop protection as part of a joint Alcoa-US Army initiative launched last year. Alcoa manufactured the single-piece part, which was co-designed by Alcoa and the US Army Research Laboratory, with the goal of replacing today’s assembled hulls. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:35 AM
 

Bulgarian Military Forces to be provided with 10 Commando armored vehicles
 
Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems, business, announced today a $15,221,528 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., to provide 10 COMMANDO Select four-wheeled armored vehicles, along with related fielding hardware and technical services, to the Bulgarian National Military Forces. The vehicles initially will be deployed in support of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.
Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems, business, announced today a $15mn, foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., to provide 10 COMMANDO Select four-wheeled armored vehicles, along with related fielding hardware and technical services, to the Bulgarian National Military Forces. The vehicles initially will be deployed in support of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Monday, October 13, 2014 03:32 PM
 

ATK to supply range of munitions to U.S. Army and international allies
 
ATK, a world-leading producer of ammunition, precision weapons and rocket motors, announced today that it has been awarded multiple contract awards with the U.S. government to supply non-U.S. standard ammunition (NSA) for the Department of Defense in support of international allies. The combination of awards received in August and September 2014 under ATK's Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity and Basic Ordering Agreement contracts total $203.7 million.
ATK, a world-leading producer of ammunition, precision weapons and rocket motors, announced today that it has been awarded multiple contract awards with the U.S. government to supply non-U.S. standard ammunition for the Department of Defense in support of international allies. The combination of awards received in August and September 2014 under ATK's Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity and Basic Ordering Agreement contracts total $203.7 million. Monday, October 13, 2014 02:58 PM
 

Textron Systems started deliveries of the One System Remote Video Terminal -50 to the U.S. Army
 
Textron Systems Unmanned Systems announced yesterday, October 12, that it has commenced deliveries of the One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT(TM)) -50 variant to the U.S. Army. Under an ongoing support contract, Textron Systems anticipates upgrading more than 3,100 OSRVT systems to the -50 configuration for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Special Operations Command, beginning now and ongoing through 2016.
Textron Systems Unmanned Systems announced yesterday, October 12, that it has commenced deliveries of the One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT(TM)) -50 variant to the U.S. Army. Under an ongoing support contract, Textron Systems anticipates upgrading more than 3,100 OSRVT systems to the -50 configuration for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Special Operations Command, beginning now and ongoing through 2016. Monday, October 13, 2014 12:27 PM
 

Russian Defense Ministry to order hundreds of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles until 2020
 
Russian Ministry of Defense will order the production of several hundred Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Director of UAV development programs at Russia’s Vega Radio Engineering Corporation Arkady Syroyezhko said on Monday, October 13.
Russian Ministry of Defense will order the production of several hundred Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Director of UAV development programs at Russia’s Vega Radio Engineering Corporation Arkady Syroyezhko said on Monday, October 13.


Monday, October 13, 2014 11:59 AM
 

Turkey allows U.S.-led coalition to use bases to fight Islamic State
 
Turkey agreed to allow the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) to use its military bases to fight against the extremist group, Agence France-Presse reported Monday. US crews have long operated out of Incirlik Air Base in the south of Turkey, with some 1,500 airmen stationed there.
Turkey agreed to allow the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) to use its military bases to fight against the extremist group, Agence France-Presse reported Monday. US crews have long operated out of Incirlik Air Base in the south of Turkey, with some 1,500 airmen stationed there.

Monday, October 13, 2014 11:30 AM
 

Indian Nuclear-capable cruise missile Nirbhay to be tested on October 17
 
India will test-fire the nuclear-capable Nirbhay cruise missile from the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha on October 17, it will be the second launch of the indigenous weapon developed by the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
India will test-fire the nuclear-capable Nirbhay cruise missile from the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha on October 17, it will be the second launch of the indigenous weapon developed by the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Monday, October 13, 2014 10:59 AM
 

Ukrainian armed forces receive modernized and overhauled military vehicles
 
Responding to conflict in the country’s east, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is modernizing the military’s vehicle fleet, emphasizing improving vehicle protection. Ukraine’s leading defense group, Ukroboronprom, said on Oct. 6 that in the previous week, its production facilities delivered 115 modernized and overhauled military vehicles to the armed forces.
Responding to conflict in the country’s east, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is modernizing the military’s vehicle fleet, emphasizing improving vehicle protection. Ukraine’s leading defense group, Ukroboronprom, said on Oct. 6 that in the previous week, its production facilities delivered 115 modernized and overhauled military vehicles to the armed forces.
Monday, October 13, 2014 10:01 AM
 

Russian army could receive 32 Armata latest generation of main battle tanks in 2015
 
According Janes website, Russian Ground Forces Commander Colonel General Oleg Salyukov has announced the delivery of 32 Armata, latest generation of Russian-made main battle tanks (MBT) to the Russian armed forces in 2015. The new MBT is expected to be showed for the first time to the public at the 2015 Victory Day Parade in Moscow, said also Oleg Salyukov.
According Janes website, Russian Ground Forces Commander Colonel General Oleg Salyukov has announced the delivery of 32 Armata, latest generation of Russian-made main battle tanks (MBT) to the Russian armed forces in 2015. The new MBT is expected to be showed for the first time to the public at the 2015 Victory Day Parade in Moscow, said also Oleg Salyukov.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 01:50 PM
 

Ukraine Special Forces & hundred of armoured vehicles were transferred in north-eastern Ukraine
 
Ukrainian special forces will be transferred to north-eastern Ukraine’s Kharkov region to reinforce administrative and state border. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gave this order upon the end of a working visit to the Kharkov region, regional Governor Igor Baluta said. This news report was posted at a website of regional state authorities.
Ukrainian special forces will be transferred to north-eastern Ukraine’s Kharkov region to reinforce administrative and state border. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gave this order upon the end of a working visit to the Kharkov region, regional Governor Igor Baluta said. This news report was posted at a website of regional state authorities.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 01:00 PM
 

United States and India strengthen ties about strategic science and technology projects
 
With the India-US Defence Trade and Technology Initiative regaining momentum after the Indian elections, the US has set aside $20 million for strategic cooperative science and technology projects with India, according to a top US official.
With the India-US Defence Trade and Technology Initiative regaining momentum after the Indian elections, the US has set aside $20 million for strategic cooperative science and technology projects with India, according to a top US official.


Sunday, October 12, 2014 11:52 AM
 

 Elbit Systems to provide Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets to US Army's pilots
 
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today, October 12, that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, was awarded an approximately $12.7 million contract to provide Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets (AAIH) to the United States Army. Work will be performed over a two-year period at Elbit Systems of America's facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today, October 12, that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, was awarded an approximately $12.7 million contract to provide Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets (AAIH) to the United States Army. Work will be performed over a two-year period at Elbit Systems of America's facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 10:59 AM
 

France will provide weapons and military equipment to Lebanese army for an amount of $3 billion
 
France will soon provide weapons and military equipment to the Lebanese Army as part of a $3 billion Saudi grant to help it fight jihadists encroaching into Lebanon from Syria, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. Le Drian said France would provide land, air and naval equipment.
France will soon provide weapons and military equipment to the Lebanese Army as part of a $3 billion Saudi grant to help it fight jihadists encroaching into Lebanon from Syria, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. Le Drian said France would provide land, air and naval equipment.
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Sunday, October 12, 2014 04:02 AM
 

Malaysia allocates $8.5 billion to defense budget to increase the level of safety and public order
 
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of Malaysia announced a $8.5 billion allocation to beef up National security, increase the level of safety and public order when tabling the 2015 Budget in Dewan Rakyat.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of Malaysia announced a $8.5 billion allocation to beef up National security, increase the level of safety and public order when tabling the 2015 Budget in Dewan Rakyat.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014 04:25 PM
 

Israel adds the SpyLite UAS in its usual air force and land force assets
 
Israel has confirmed the use of an additional unmanned air system to its usual air force and land force assets during its "Brother's Keeper" and "Protective Edge" operations earlier this year. With mini UAS having provided critical support in these and other recent Israeli operations, its military made extensive use of the SpyLite, manufactured by BlueBird Aero Systems.
Israel has confirmed the use of an additional unmanned air system to its usual air force and land force assets during its "Brother's Keeper" and "Protective Edge" operations earlier this year. With mini UAS having provided critical support in these and other recent Israeli operations, its military made extensive use of the SpyLite, manufactured by BlueBird Aero Systems.
Friday, October 10, 2014 05:27 PM
 

Russian territory to be fully covered by new Voronezh-DM anti-missile radars by 2020
 
The Russian Defense Ministry plans to finish the construction of several new anti-missile radars within five years to cover the entire Russian territory, a senior defense official said Friday, October 10. The Voronezh-DM radar in Siberia’s Irkutsk Region completed state trials on September 30.
The Russian Defense Ministry plans to finish the construction of several new anti-missile radars within five years to cover the entire Russian territory, a senior defense official said Friday, October 10. The Voronezh-DM radar in Siberia’s Irkutsk Region completed state trials on September 30.

Friday, October 10, 2014 12:22 PM
 

China and European Union to hold first dialogue on defense and security
 
The European Union and China will hold their first dialogue on security and defence in Beijing on Thursday, according to an EU press release issued Wednesday. It is the first mission of its kind and was arranged when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Europe last March.
The European Union and China will hold their first dialogue on security and defence in Beijing on Thursday, according to an EU press release issued Wednesday. It is the first mission of its kind and was arranged when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Europe last March.

Friday, October 10, 2014 11:40 AM
 

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