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.
 

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