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October 2014 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Lockheed Martin delivers first-ever digital air ground integration range capability to U.S. Army
 
Lockheed Martin has enabled the U.S. Army to conduct more realistic live fire training and accelerate learning with the delivery of the Digital Air Ground Integration Range (DAGIR). DAGIR is the first range in U.S. Army history to integrate air and ground assets across a digitally powered range, providing higher-fidelity performance data so that soldiers receive more comprehensive feedback during training.
Lockheed Martin has enabled the U.S. Army to conduct more realistic live fire training and accelerate learning with the delivery of the Digital Air Ground Integration Range (DAGIR). DAGIR is the first range in U.S. Army history to integrate air and ground assets across a digitally powered range, providing higher-fidelity performance data so that soldiers receive more comprehensive feedback during training.
Friday, October 10, 2014 11:14 AM
 

Russia activates two new Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense regiments
 
Russia's Central Military District (CMD) will complete the formation of two regiments of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense (RChBD) in the Samara Region and the Altay Territory by the end of the year, the district's spokesperson said Thursday, October 9.
Russia's Central Military District (CMD) will complete the formation of two regiments of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense (RChBD) in the Samara Region and the Altay Territory by the end of the year, the district's spokesperson said Thursday, October 9.

Friday, October 10, 2014 10:29 AM
 

Almaz-Antey to deliver complete set of S-400 Triumf air defense systems to Russian military
 
Russia’s Defense Ministry will receive a complete set of S-400 Triumf air defense systems on October 10, prior to the scheduled date, the Russian defense concern Almaz-Antey’s press service said on Thursday. Russian troops will receive the air defense systems on the single acceptance day at the Kapustin Yar training range, near Astrakhan, Volga Region, the press service said.
Russia’s Defense Ministry will receive a complete set of S-400 Triumf air defense systems on October 10, prior to the scheduled date, the Russian defense concern Almaz-Antey’s press service said on Thursday. Russian troops will receive the air defense systems on the single acceptance day at the Kapustin Yar training range, near Astrakhan, Volga Region, the press service said.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 03:42 PM
 

Colombian Naval Infantry eyes on the General Dynamics' LAV III DVH light armored vehicle
 
According to Infodefensa, Colombian Marine Corps is interested in initiating a process for the selection of a 8x8 Armoured Personnel Carrier vehicle, with which it will reinforce the fleet of its Mobile Battalion No.1 (BAMIM No. 1). The intention would be to acquire a similar vehicle as used in the Colombian Army, in order to standardize the fleet and reduce logistics costs.
According to Infodefensa, Colombian Marine Corps is interested in initiating a process for the selection of a 8x8 Armoured Personnel Carrier vehicle, with which it will reinforce the fleet of its Mobile Battalion No.1 (BAMIM No. 1). The intention would be to acquire a similar vehicle as used in the Colombian Army, in order to standardize the fleet and reduce logistics costs.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 12:45 PM
 

US Army shows new capabilities for UAS and AH-64E Apache teaming
 
The Gray Eagle and Shadow unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS have proven themselves up to the challenge in a series of manned-unmanned teaming tests with the U.S. Army's newest Apache, the AH-64 "E" model, and the One System Remote Video Terminal during the past two months at both Redstone Arsenal and El Mirage Flight Test Facility in California.
The Gray Eagle and Shadow unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS have proven themselves up to the challenge in a series of manned-unmanned teaming tests with the U.S. Army's newest Apache, the AH-64 "E" model, and the One System Remote Video Terminal during the past two months at both Redstone Arsenal and El Mirage Flight Test Facility in California.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:31 AM
 

Russia to create space-based ballistic missile launch early warning system
 
Russia is developing a unified space system for detecting launches of ballistic missiles, which will become one of the key guidelines for establishing the nuclear deterrence force, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said today, October 9. According to RT, first new-generation early warning satellite should be launched by year-end.
Russia is developing a unified space system for detecting launches of ballistic missiles, which will become one of the key guidelines for establishing the nuclear deterrence force, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said today, October 9. According to RT, first new-generation early warning satellite should be launched by year-end.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:25 AM
 

Belarus and Russia to discuss defense industry's products standardisation
 
The Belarus-Russia intergovernmental military-technical cooperation commission will consider the introduction of a unified cataloguing system for materiel items of the two states’ armed forces, spokesman for the Belarusian State Military Industrial Committee Vladimir Lavrenyuk told Russian news agency TASS on Wednesday, October 8.
The Belarus-Russia intergovernmental military-technical cooperation commission will consider the introduction of a unified cataloguing system for materiel items of the two states’ armed forces, spokesman for the Belarusian State Military Industrial Committee Vladimir Lavrenyuk told Russian news agency TASS on Wednesday, October 8.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:01 AM
 

Raytheon expects Qatar and United States to complete deal on Patriot systems by year-end
 
Raytheon Company expects Qatar and the U.S. government to complete a long-awaited multibillion-dollar agreement on a "significant" number of Patriot missile defense systems before year end, a senior company official told Reuters news agency on Tuesday, October 6.
Raytheon Company expects Qatar and the U.S. government to complete a long-awaited multibillion-dollar agreement on a "significant" number of Patriot missile defense systems before year end, a senior company official told Reuters news agency on Tuesday, October 6.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 02:44 PM

 

General Dynamics moves into low rate production on its Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 program
 
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has reached a critical milestone and is moving to low rate initial production (LRIP) on the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 program after receiving notice that a Milestone C Decision has been reached by U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Under the LRIP option, General Dynamics will produce and deliver 72 vehicles to USSOCOM by 2016.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has reached a critical milestone and is moving to low rate initial production (LRIP) on the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 program after receiving notice that a Milestone C Decision has been reached by U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Under the LRIP option, General Dynamics will produce and deliver 72 vehicles to USSOCOM by 2016.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:06 PM
 

DARPA imagines new crew augmentation technology for its Ground-X Vehicle
 
One of the key goals of DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program is improving the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles. Accordingly, DARPA scientists yesterday, October 7, unveiled new crew augmentation technology in order to increase vehicle and crew survivability.
One of the key goals of DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program is improving the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles. Accordingly, DARPA scientists yesterday, October 7, unveiled new crew augmentation technology in order to increase vehicle and crew survivability.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11:09 AM
 

Russia will deploy 20 Tornado-G multiple-launch rocket systems in Eastern Region
 
Twenty multiple rocket launchers Tornado-G will be delivered to the Russian military Eastern Region by the end of the year, announced Tuesday the representative of the military region, Alexander Gordeev. "Nearly 20 new multiple rocket launchers Tornado-G will be delivered by the end of 2014 to the motorized infantry unit of the military region of eastern deployed in the Khabarovsk Territory," official said.
Twenty multiple rocket launchers Tornado-G will be delivered to the Russian military Eastern Region by the end of the year, announced Tuesday the representative of the military region, Alexander Gordeev. "Nearly 20 new multiple rocket launchers Tornado-G will be delivered by the end of 2014 to the motorized infantry unit of the military region of eastern deployed in the Khabarovsk Territory," official said.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 09:18 AM
 

Lockheed and Raytheon to provide Javelin guided missiles to Estonia
 
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Estonia for Javelin missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $55 million. The principal contractors will be Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture in Orlando, Florida and Tucson, Arizona.
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Estonia for Javelin missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $55 million. The principal contractors will be Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture in Orlando, Florida and Tucson, Arizona.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 08:51 AM
 

Ukroboronprom unveils its new "Sarmat" combat module
 
Ukrainian state-owned conglomerate Ukroboronprom and the Construction Office "Luch" recently unveiled the Sarmat Combat Module. This new combat system is designed to equip number of armored vehicles, small ships, boats, and also coast guard motorboat. Sarmat Combat Module is designed to destroy both stationery and mobile armoured targets.
Ukrainian state-owned conglomerate Ukroboronprom and the Construction Office "Luch" recently unveiled the Sarmat Combat Module. This new combat system is designed to equip number of armored vehicles, small ships, boats, and also coast guard motorboat. Sarmat Combat Module is designed to destroy both stationery and mobile armoured targets.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 04:44 PM
 

China begins first joint military drills with United States and Australia in Darwin
 
According to Bloomberg, China is participating in joint military exercises with the U.S. and Australia for the first time, even as it continues to raise tensions in the region by asserting its disputed claims to much of the South China Sea.
According to Bloomberg, China is participating in joint military exercises with the U.S. and Australia for the first time, even as it continues to raise tensions in the region by asserting its disputed claims to much of the South China Sea.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014 09:28 AM
 

Australian F-18 Super Hornet fighter and Special Forces troops deployed in Iraq to fight IS militants
 
Two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft have completed their first armed combat mission over Iraq, assisting coalition operations against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Australian special forces will be also deployed on the ground in Iraq, helping local troops as they face the grinding task of driving Islamic State fighters out of their stronghold towns and cities.
Two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft have completed their first armed combat mission over Iraq, assisting coalition operations against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Australian special forces will be also deployed on the ground in Iraq, helping local troops as they face the grinding task of driving Islamic State fighters out of their stronghold towns and cities.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 08:47 AM
 

BAE Systems to upgrade U.S. Army M88A1 recovery vehicles
 
BAE Systems has been awarded a $153.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to convert 53 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System (HERCULES) configuration. Work on the contract will extend the M88 production line within the Combat Vehicle Industrial Base through 2016.
BAE Systems has been awarded a $153.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to convert 53 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System (HERCULES) configuration. Work on the contract will extend the M88 production line within the Combat Vehicle Industrial Base through 2016.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 08:46 AM
 

CMI Defence won major contract for delivering large series of gun-turret systems
 
Belgian-based company CMI Defence today officially announced have won a subcontracting contract for a military programme by a Canadian vehicle manufacturer. This contract pertains to a delivery of, amongst others, a large series of gun-turret systems (Cockerill CT-CV 105 HP and the Cockerill MC medium calibre).
Belgium-based company CMI Defence today officially announced have won a subcontracting contract for a military programme by a Canadian vehicle manufacturer. This contract pertains to a delivery of, amongst others, a large series of gun-turret systems (Cockerill CT-CV 105 HP and the Cockerill MC medium calibre).

Monday, October 6, 2014 07:25 PM
 

Russia to deploy Tor-M2U air defense systems in Eastern Military District by end of 2014
 
More than twenty Tor-M2U air defense systems will enter the service of Russia's Eastern Military District until the end of 2014, the district's spokesman Col. Alexander Gordeyev said Monday, October 6. "Before the end of this year, more than 20 of the advanced Tor-M2U systems will enter the service of the air defense units of motorized compounds in the Eastern Military District, stationed in Primorsky Krai," Gordeyev said.
More than twenty Tor-M2U air defense systems will enter the service of Russia's Eastern Military District until the end of 2014, the district's spokesman Col. Alexander Gordeyev said Monday, October 6. "Before the end of this year, more than 20 of the advanced Tor-M2U systems will enter the service of the air defense units of motorized compounds in the Eastern Military District, stationed in Primorsky Krai," Gordeyev said. Monday, October 6, 2014 04:35 PM
 

 Lebanon plans to buy Russian helicopters and air defense systems
 
Lebanon is reportedly planning to buy weapons from Russia, including helicopters and air defense systems, in a bid to battle the persisting threat of Takfiri terrorism along its borders. The report of the potential deal came on Friday, October 3, following a formal visit to Moscow by Lebanon’s Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk in late September, US-based World Tribune reported.
Lebanon is reportedly planning to buy weapons from Russia, including helicopters and air defense systems, in a bid to battle the persisting threat of Takfiri terrorism along its borders. The report of the potential deal came on Friday, October 3, following a formal visit to Moscow by Lebanon’s Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk in late September, US-based World Tribune reported.
Monday, October 6, 2014 01:32 PM
 

South Korea to purchase 58 Chun Moo K-MLRS multi-calibers MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System
 
South Korean government has announced the purchase of 58 new multi-calibers K-MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System, developed by the national Defense Company Chun Moo. The new system is able to fire different type of rockets 130 and 230mm.
South Korean government has announced the purchase of 58 new multi-calibers K-MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System, developed by the national Defense Company Chun Moo. The new system is able to fire different type of rockets 130 and 230mm.
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Sunday, October 5, 2014 01:48 PM
 

Germany is considering to send 200 soldiers with drones in Ukraine to monitor ceasefire
 
Germany is considering sending soldiers and noncombat drones to Ukraine in an effort to help international monitors return stability to the country’s war-torn eastern region, people close to the government said Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Germany is considering sending soldiers and noncombat drones to Ukraine in an effort to help international monitors return stability to the country’s war-torn eastern region, people close to the government said Saturday, October 4, 2014.
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Sunday, October 5, 2014 11:52 AM
 

United Kingdom to deploy 2 more Tornado GR4 fighter to strike IS Islamist militants in Iraq
 
The British Prime Minister announced the deployment of a further 2 RAF Tornado GR4 jets to Akrotiri to increase the resilience of the force, which now numbers 8 aircraft. He also announced a decision to maintain 3 Tornado squadrons in service until March 2016. No 2 (Army Cooperation) Squadron was due to stand down from service in March 2015 but will now continue to offer precision firepower together with vital intelligence and surveillance.
The British Prime Minister announced the deployment of a further 2 RAF Tornado GR4 jets to Akrotiri to increase the resilience of the force, which now numbers 8 aircraft. He also announced a decision to maintain 3 Tornado squadrons in service until March 2016. No 2 (Army Cooperation) Squadron was due to stand down from service in March 2015 but will now continue to offer precision firepower together with vital intelligence and surveillance. Sunday, October 5, 2014 09:59 AM
 

China has conducted test flight of new DF-31B intercontinental ballistic missile
 
China’s military has conducted the first flight test of a new variant of one of its DF-31 road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles. The test of the new DF-31B missile was conducted September 25, 2014, from a missile test range in central China.
China’s military has conducted the first flight test of a new variant of one of its DF-31 road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles. The test of the new DF-31B missile was conducted September 25, 2014, from a missile test range in central China.
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Saturday, October 4, 2014 09:48 AM
 

Raytheon delivering border security solutions to the Republic of Moldova
 
Raytheon Company received a border security contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) on Sept. 10, 2014 potentially valued at $12.9 million. The base contract award is $6.3 million with options for an additional $6.6 million. Raytheon will provide border security solutions to help prevent the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and related materials across Moldova's borders
Raytheon Company received a border security contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) on Sept. 10, 2014 potentially valued at $12.9 million. The base contract award is $6.3 million with options for an additional $6.6 million. Raytheon will provide border security solutions to help prevent the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and related materials across Moldova's borders. Friday, October 3, 2014 04:31 PM
 

Germany approves major weapons deal for Arab countries 
 
Germany has approved deliveries of tanks, grenade launchers and machine guns to several Arab countries, according to a report in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. The report yesterday stated that weapons are to be delivered to countries including the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Jordan, Oman and Kuwait.
Germany has approved deliveries of tanks, grenade launchers and machine guns to several Arab countries, according to a report in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. The report yesterday stated that weapons are to be delivered to countries including the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Jordan, Oman and Kuwait.

Friday, October 3, 2014 03:31 PM
 

Hungary is in a process of modernization of its armed forces with new defense spending
 
The Hungarian military is on the way of a “technical modernisation process”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the public media on Thursday, October 2, 2014. After observing a military exercise in Osku, in western Hungary, Orban said that it has become necessary to replace basic equipment. He said it would be “rather costly” but added that it need not be completed “in one go”.
The Hungarian military is on the way of a “technical modernisation process”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the public media on Thursday, October 2, 2014. After observing a military exercise in Osku, in western Hungary, Orban said that it has become necessary to replace basic equipment. He said it would be “rather costly” but added that it need not be completed “in one go”.
Friday, October 3, 2014 10:25 AM
 

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