September 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

US Company Textron will upgraded Humvee tactical vehicle for Ukrainian army
 
US Company Textron will upgraded Humvee tactical vehicle for Ukrainian army 640 001
Ukrainian state-run defense company Ukroboronprom said on Monday, September 21, 2015, it had agreed a joint venture with U.S. defense group Textron Inc to upgrade military vehicles for Ukraine's army. Under the deal, Textron Inc will upgrade Ukraine's Humvee vehicles with high-protection armor, Ukroboronprom said in a statement.
 

 Russia plans to build a second major military base near Ukrainian border
 
Russia plans to build a second major base near Ukrainian border 640 001 Russia is planning to build its second major military base near the border with Ukraine, public documents show. The new base, which will have the capacity to house 5,000 soldiers and heavy arms, is to be built in the town of Boguchar, in Voronezh region, near the border with Ukraine's eastern Lugansk region, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
 

Pindad and the United Arab Emirates sign MoU for military technologies exchange
 
Pindad and the United Arab Emirates sign MoU for military technology exchange 640 001 Officials from Indonesia's state arms manufacturer Pindad and the United Arab Emirates have signed a defense agreement that could open up a world of opportunity in terms of weapons deals and technology exchange, a minister revealed on Monday. The agreement was signed by Pindad and an Abu Dhabi-based logistical and mission support company Continental Aviation Services (CAS) on Sunday, reports The Jakarta Globe.
 

South Korea to create special brigade to strike key strategic targets in North Korea
 
South Korea to create special brigade to strike key strategic targets i North Korea 640 001 South Korea is preparing to establish a special unit to strike key strategic targets in North Korea, a military officer said in a parliamentary audit on Wednesday, September 23rd 2015. Lt. Gen. Chang Kyung-suk of the Special Warfare Command told lawmakers that "strategic targets" include nuclear weapons and long-range missile sites.
 

Raytheon wins Brandon Hall Award for Patriot battery virtual training
 
Raytheon wins Brandon Hall Award for Patriot battery virtual training

Virtual training technology developed by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received the prestigious Brandon Hall silver award for "Best Use of Games or Simulations for Learning." Touted as the Oscars of the learning and training industry, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards recognized Raytheon for innovative virtual training developed to train U.S. Army soldiers for the Patriot Missile Battery.

 

Iran Armed Forces display 12 long-range ballistic missiles during military parade in Tehran
 
Iran Armed Forces display 12 long-range ballistic missiles during military parade in Tehran Qadr F 640 001
The Iranian Armed Forces publicly displayed 12 long-range ballistic missiles for the first time after Tehran and the world powers reached a nuclear agreement and the UN Security Council issued a non-binding resolution which calls for restrictions on Iran's missile program. The nationwide parades by various units of the Islamic Republic Army, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Law Enforcement Police and Basij (volunteer) forces were staged in Tehran and other cities across the country on September 22, 2015, morning.
 

Renault Sherpa Scouts vehicle promoted to the Ukrainian market
 
Renault Sherpa Scouts vehicle promoted to the Ukrainian market

Renault Trucks Defense has promoted the Sherpa Scout vehicle to the Ukrainian market. According to the military-informant.com website, a French delegation from Renault and Gendarmerie Nationale made an official presentation during a military exercise of the Ukrainian National Guard.

 

 Iran ready to provide Syria and Iraq with more military aid to help in fight against ISIL
 
Iran ready to provide Syria and Iraq with more military aid to help in fight against ISIL 640 001 Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced on September 22nd that Tehran is ready to provide its regional allies, Iraq and Syria, with more military aid to fight against the terrorist groups, reports the Iranian news agency Fars.
 

South Korea starts using Remoeye-002B mini UAV for monitoring border with North Korea
 
South Korea starts using Remoeye 002B mini UAV for monitoring border with North Korea 640 001 South Korea began to churn out mini-size drones Wednesday to better surveil North Korea's military activities along the land and sea borders, the country's defense acquisition agency said. Local drone manufacturer UCON System delivered its first batch of the unmanned aerial vehicles, known as the Remoeye-002B, after three years of development, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration said in a statement.
 

Lockheed Martin Introduces New ACV Candidate at Modern Day Marine Show
 
Lockheed Martin Introduces New ACV Candidate at Modern Day Marine Show

Lockheed Martin officially introduced its new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 offering at the Modern Day Marine trade show in Quantico, Virginia, today. The armored, eight-wheel-drive vehicle is designed to transport up to 13 Marines, transition seamlessly between land and water, and provide high levels of blast protection.

 

DLA awards SAIC USD210 mil supply chain management contract
 
DLA awards SAIC USD210 mil supply chain management contract

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) awarded Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to provide tailored logistics support (TLS) for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) requirements at Department of Defense (DoD) and federal installations located in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. 

 

HESCO announced the launch of a new brand
 
HESCO announced the launch of a new brand

From 2012, we have been expanding our product portfolio to include ultra-light ballistic body armor and rapidly recoverable flood barriers, further broadening our customer reach from outside the traditional military arena to federal, environmental and local law enforcement.

 

 Ukraine armed forces to receive ten new Dozor-B 4x4 armored personnel carriers by 2015-end
 
Ukraine armed forces to receive ten new  Dozor B 4x4  armored personnel carriers by 2015 end 640 001 Ten new "Dozor-B" armored vehicles will be delivered to the Ukrainian army by the end of the year, Defense Minister of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak has said. On Saturday, Poltorak visited Lviv Armored Vehicles Plant, the press service of the Defense Ministry has reported.
 

 DRS Technologies got contract from US Army for new night vision and thermal weapon systems
 
DRS Technologies got contract from US Army for new  night vision and thermal weapon systems 640 001 DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced on Sept. 18th it has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Army to provide the company’s next-generation technology that integrates the most advanced, fused night vision goggle and thermal weapon sight technology, breaking new ground in battlefield capabilities for U.S. troops.
 

 Russia reportedly started flying drones over Syria for surveillance missions
 
Russia reportedly started flying drones over Syria for surveillance missions 640 001 Russia has begun flying drone aircraft in Syria, Reuters reported yesterday September 21st, marking Moscow’s first military air operations inside the country since staging a rapid buildup at an air base near Latakia, Syria. The drones are being used for surveillance missions, according to the Reuters report, not for air strikes.  
 

India moves on with the procurement of Apache and Chinook helicopters
 
India moves on with the procurement of Apache and Chinook helicopters

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, the Finance Ministry of India has signed the acquisition of 22 Boeing AH-64D Apache and 15 Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters. The USD3.1 billion programme has finally been cleared after three years of delays.

 

Joint German – Dutch armoured division to be operational in 2019
 
Joint German Dutch armoured division to become operational in 2019 

The concept of smart defence or of common pooling and sharing is at the front of the German and Dutch defence cooperation. The Dutch Defence Minister, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and her German counterpart, Ursula von der Leyen, have announced at their parliaments on 15 September the signing of a formal cooperation agreement.

 

 Saab to provide its Mobile Camouflage System for UK' Ajax tracked armored vehicle program
 
Saab to provide its Mobile Camouflage System for UK s Ajax tracked armored vehicle program 640 001 Defence and security company Saab has received an order from General Dynamics UK to provide Mobile Camouflage Systems for the AJAX, formerly Scout programme. Deliveries are planned until 2022. The order for the Saab Mobile Camouflage System (MCS) is part of a September 2014 contract awarded to General Dynamics UK by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) covering the delivery of 589 AJAX platforms to the British Army.
 

 Harris Corp wins $26mn order from Central Asia Nation for Falcon III tactical radios
 
Harris Corp wins  26mn order from Central Asia Nation for Falcon III tactical radios 640 001 The US-based company Harris Corporation has received $26 million in orders to provide Falcon III® tactical radios to support special operations forces in a nation in Central Asia. This is the second export contract received by Harris Corporation in one month for these radio systems. Harris won on August 17 a $11mn order from an undisclosed Middle East nation.
 

Work reportedly under way in Russia on future directed-energy weapons
 
Work reportedly under way in Russia on future directed energy weapons 640 001 Work is under way in Russia on directed-energy weapons, a source in Russia’s defense industry told TASS on Wednesday. Asked by TASS to comment on a message from the DSEi 2015 international show in London to the effect that the Royal Navy intends to adopt lasers for service by 2020, the Russian defense industry source said: "Russian engineers developing weapons reliant on new physical principles are aware of the foreign efforts in the directed-energy weapons field."
 

Russia ready to export new main battle tank T-14 Armata to China, India and Saudi Arabia
 
Russia ready to export new main battle tank T-14 Armata to China India and Saudi Arabia 640 001
Defense Company Uralvagonzavod of Russia, manufacturer of defense products as main battle tank is ready to look at possible exports of the new-generation tanks, T-14 Armata, to foreign buyers. The T-14 Armata is the latest generation of Russian-made main battle tank which was unveiled for the first time to the public during the military parade in Moscow, May 9, 2015.
 

Saab's vehicle-mounted variant of the RBS 70 NG MANPADS reached milestones
 
Saab vehicle mounted variant of the RB 70 NG MANPADS reached milestones 640 001
Defence and security company Saab announces further developments in vehicle integration for the RBS 70 NG system. Further developments of Saab’s RBS 70 NG system are always underway and two future solutions for highly-mobile deployment are now under evaluation by Saab. An RBS 70 NG vehicle stand solution places the weapon system and operator on the flatbed of a vehicle, while an additional integrated remote weapon station option places the operator inside the vehicle.
 

Philippine Army tests new M113A2 tracked armored personnel carrier with remote weapon station
 
Philippine Army tests new M113A2 tracked armored personnel carrier with remote weapon station 640 001
On Monday, September 21, 2015, the Philippine Army showed and tested six of the 28 acquired M113A2 armored personnel carriers (APC) at Camp O'Donnell in Capas, Tarlac. The six refurbished APCs from Israel are equipped with remote controlled weapon station armed with 12.7mm heavy machine gun.
 

Army of Israel has deployed to anti-missile batteries Iron Dome after rocket fire from Gaza Strip
 
Army of Israel has deployed two anti-missile batteries Iron Dome after rocket fire from Gaza Strip 640 001
Israel has deployed two anti-missile batteries Iron Dome near in the south after rocket fire from the Gaza Strip over the weekend, fearing a security escalation, Israeli media reported Sunday. The two Iron Dome anti-missile batteries were deployed near the southern towns of Sderot and Netivot following last week's rocket barrages to shield against more possible rockets.
 

NIMR from UAE expands its offer in the military market with the N35 4x4 armoured vehicle
 
NIMR from UAE expands its offer in the military market with the N35 4x4 armoured vehicle 640 001
The Abu Dhabi-based defense Company NIMR Automotive expands its offer in the military market with a new wheeled armoured vehicle, the N35. The N35 4x4 and 6x6 wheeled armoured combat vehicles are an evolution of Denel Vehicle Systems’ (DVS) RG35, now under full ownership of NIMR.
 

LM GMLRS for the US Army, Bahrain and the UAE
 
LM GMLRS for the US Army Bahrain and the UAE

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $227 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 10 production of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS), and the the first order of GMLRS Alternative Warhead production.

 

Italian Army to acquire Guardian C-IED from Selex ES
 
Italian Army to acquire Guardian C-IED from Selex ES 

Finmeccanica - Selex ES has received further orders from the Italian Army to provide a wide range of their vehicles with Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) equipment to protect against the continued threat of Remotely Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIEDs). In the last 4 months, further orders for 113 systems will bring the total number of Guardian H3 vehicle systems procured by the Italian Army to nearly 500.

 

LM to support UK’s Desert Hawk 3 UAVs
 
LM to support UK’s Desert Hawk 3 UAVs

The U.K. Ministry of Defence has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract to support the Desert Hawk 3 programme and establish the small unmanned aerial system (UAS) as a Core Defence Capability.

 

US Army contracted Alion to support new technologies for ground vehicles
 
US Army contracted Alion to support new technologies for ground vehicles

Researching and developing new technologies to ensure military ground systems can perform at optimum levels and meet emerging threats is an ongoing challenge. To assist, Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, has been named an awardee of a $634 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the Army’s Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM).

 

Thales wins Ajax vehicle’s sighting system contract
 
Thales wins Ajax vehicle’s sighting system contract 

Thales is announcing today the award of a £54M contract from Lockheed Martin UK Ltd for the supply of its DNGS-T3 Stabilised Day/Night Gunnery Sight for the Production Phase of the UK MoD’s SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) programme, which will be integrated onto the turret at LMUKs facility in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, UK.

 

MBDA will market BAE System’s APKWS in Europe
 
MBDA will market BAE System’s APKWS in Europe 

BAE Systems, Inc. today announced an agreement with MBDA to support marketing efforts for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket. Under the terms of the agreement, MBDA will lead marketing efforts for the BAE Systems, Inc. APKWS rocket in Europe.

 

AgustaWestland Completes UK MoD RWUAS Capability Concept Demonstration
 
AgustaWestland Completes UK MoD RWUAS Capability Concept Demonstration

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that it has completed the UK Ministry of Defence’s Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial System (RWUAS) Capability Concept Demonstration (CCD) contract it was awarded in 2013, including 27 hours of demonstration flying and 22 automatic simulated deck landings using its SW-4 RUAS Solo technology demonstrator.

 

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