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

Textron Systems offers new sensor on Aerosonde Small Unmanned Aircraft System
 
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Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. business, announced today that the company will now offer the TK-7 Firewatch precision survey sensor on the Aerosonde™ Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) after its recent successful demonstration in Blackstone, Va.
 

Deal on S-400 systems confirms dynamic development of Indian-Russian cooperation
 
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An intergovernmental agreement on S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile systems signed between Russia and India has shown that the military and technical cooperation between the two countries is developing dynamically, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said.
 

Australia awards L-3 Oceania $232 million contract for night fighting equipment
 
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The Australian Defence Force will have the most up to date night fighting equipment available after the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced the project has been given the green light.
 

US Army to test the Bionic Power "Power Walk" kinetic energy harvester in  2017
 
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Today's warfighters may one day find themselves knee-deep in power. The bionic power knee harvester, also known as the PowerWalk, is an energy-harvesting device that is attached to both the upper and lower areas of both legs and generates power from movement. The device is still in development. Field trials will begin in 2017. U.S
 

BAE Systems selected by U.S. Army to modernize an Army ammunition plant for $146.5 Million
 
BAE Systems selected by U.S. Army to modernize an Army ammunition plant for 146.5 Million
BAE Systems has been awarded a U.S. Army contract modification valued at $146.5 million to construct and commission a new facility that will increase the capacity for producing insensitive munitions at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tennessee.
 

Orbital ATK's M1061 mortar cartridge receives full material release
 
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Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that the U.S. Joint Munitions Command has approved full materiel release (FMR) of the M1061 60mm Mortar cartridge. During the initial phases of development, Orbital ATK produced more than 12,000 M1061 cartridges for the U.S. Army and its customers, 1,000 of which were sent to theater ahead of FMR.
 

The Canadian company INKAS to introduce its new Hudson Armoured Personnel Carrier
 
The Canadian company INKAS to introduce its new Hudson Armoured Personnel Carrier
INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has announced the new Hudson Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) to join its fleet of special-purpose vehicles. The Hudson APC, based on a Toyota Land Cruiser 79 platform, has been specifically designed for SWAT, law enforcement and border patrol agencies. The vehicle ensures a high level of maneuverability while transporting eight passengers and one turret operator.
 

Harris unveils its New F5032 Lightweight Night Vision Binocular
 
Harris unveils its New Lightweight Night Vision Binocular
Harris Corporation has introduced the new F5032 Lightweight Night Vision Binocular that increases a warfighter’s night and low-light capabilities, while helping to reduce eye fatigue on extended missions, and designed with an emphasis on special operations mission.
 

Russia unveils its new RS-28 Sarmat ballistic missile
 
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Russia's Makeyev State Rocket Centre has published the first images of the RS-28 Sarmat. It's the newest heavy liquid-propelled intercontinental ballistic missile currently being co-developed for the Russian military by NPO Mashinostroyeniya in Reutov (Moscow Region) and the Makeyev State Missile Centre in Miass, in order to replace the world’s largest ballistic missile, the Voyevoda.
 

US State Dept. approves $75 M deal with UAE for exercise support
 
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The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for exercise participation support. The estimated cost is $75 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 21, 2016.
 

Defence Ministry of India has given the green light for the purchase of U.S. M777 155mm howitzers
 
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The Defence Ministry of India has reportedly given the green light for the purchase of American-made M777 Lightweight 155mm howitzer. The purchase of these guns will take place under the US Foreign Military Sales program and will cost India around $750 million.
 

Egyptian and Russian paratroopers participated together in the first Friendship Defenders 2016 drills
 
Egyptian Russian paratroopers participated together in the first Friendship Defenders 2016 drills
Russian and Egyptian paratroopers have performed a combined airdropping operation and destroyed notional terrorists in a seized settlement during the Friendship Defenders 2016 exercise, Colonel Andrei Belyakov, commander of the Russian contingent involved in the maneuvers, said.
 

Iran tested its first home-made Active Protection System (APS) mounted on Zolfaqar tanks
 
Iran tested its first home-made Active Protection System APS mounted on Zolfaqar tanks
On last wednesday, the Iranian Army tested its first home-made Active Protection System (APS) mounted on Zolfaqar tanks An APS is a system (usually for a military application) designed to prevent line-of-sight guided anti-tank missiles/projectiles from acquiring and/or destroying a target using radars. The home-made APS has been produced and tested based on the pulse-doppler radar system and its weapon is also of firewall type.
 

China and Pakistan hold anti-terrorism training exercise at Pakistani anti-terrorism training center
 
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The "Friendship-2016" joint anti-terrorism training of the Chinese and Pakistani armies was held at Pakistani national anti-terrorism training center on October 18. Each side assigned 120 soldiers to participate in the training. The Chinese team was composed by the commandos of a special operations brigade of the PLA 21st Group Army, and the Pakistani team was comprised of the SSG commandos of a special operations brigade.
 

Iran unveils two new military radars dubbed Matla’-ol-Fajr 3 and Meraj 4
 
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Iran’s Defense Ministry on Saturday, October 22, 2016, unveiled new aerial navigation and tracking systems, including two military radars. The new products were unveiled at a ceremony in the southwestern city of Shiraz, attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.
 

Russia and India signed several agreements to enhance their military-technical cooperation
 
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The negotiations between the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin and India`s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during the recent BRICS summit in Goa (India) have resulted in signing of several mutual military-technical cooperation (MTC) agreements, according to the Vedomosti newspaper.
 

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