September 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Russia moving tanks and artillery to Syria 41509154

Russia moving tanks and artillery to Syria
 
Russia moving tanks and artillery to Syria

Russia has been moving tanks at an airfield near Latakia, in Syria according to Reuters, citing two US officials who declined to reveal their identities.

 

India to acquire new armed drones from Israel 41509153

India to acquire new armed drones from Israel
 
India to acquire new armed drones from Israel

India will acquire ten new IAI Heron TP armed UAVs after the government gave its approval last week, according to a report by The Economic Times newspaper.

 

Saab receives US order for AT4CS RS systems 41509152

Saab receives US order for AT4CS RS systems
 
Saab receives US order for AT4CS RS systems

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the US Army for the shoulder-launched AT4CS RS (reduced sensitivity) anti-armour weapon system. Deliveries will take place during 2016.

 

Russia's Armata main battle tank to start out operational trials in 2016 41409151

Russia's Armata main battle tank to start out operational trials in 2016
 
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The Russian army’s prized Armata platform, the bottom for a brand new tank and armored infantry preventing car, is on schedule to start out operational trials in 2016, stated Oleg Salyukov, the commander in chief of the Russian military, in line with state-owned information service Monday.
 

Czech Army to procure Nexter TITUS armoured vehicles 41409155

Czech Army to procure Nexter TITUS armoured vehicles
 
Czech Army to procure Nexter TITUS armoured vehicles

The Czech Army has decided to procure the Nexter TITUS wheeled armoured vehicle, as reported by Czech Media platform Zpravy.e15.cz. According to the source, Tatra will take part in the construction of the vehicles, which will be delivered in the 2019-2023 period.

 

New stealth attack helicopter from China under development 41409154

New stealth attack helicopter from China under development
 
New stealth attack helicopter from China under development

China has been developing a next generation attack helicopter with stealth capabilities, according to an article by China Daily newspaper, reported by Reuters. The new platform is expected to be delivered around 2020.

 

Saab delivers CBRN detection system to undisclosed customer in Kuwait 2140920151

  Saab delivers CBRN detection system to undisclosed customer in Kuwait
 
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Defence and security company Saab has delivered a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) detection system to a customer in Kuwait, the Sweden-based company officially announced today September 14, 2015.
 

Pentagon to cut more HQ positions angering AFGA 41409153

Pentagon to cut more HQ positions angering AFGA
 
Pentagon to cut more HQ positions angering AFGA

The Department of Defense officials have decided to cut even further the headquarters positions. In a move that would save funds for other operational requirements, the Deputy Defence Secretary, Robert Work, has called for a 25% reduction in appropriations, in the 2017-2020 period.

 

Australia received 7th CH-47 ahead of schedule 41409152

Australia received 7th CH-47 ahead of schedule
 
Australia received 7th CH-47 ahead of schedule

Boeing delivered the seventh CH-47F Chinook to the Australian Army on budget August 10th, three weeks ahead of schedule, supporting modernization of Australia’s cargo helicopter fleet and eventually replacing the Commonwealth’s six older CH-47D Chinooks. The seven advanced Chinooks were ordered as part of a U.S. Government Foreign Military Sales agreement with Australia in 2012.


 

Russia in talks with India for a potential T-90 sale 41409151

Russia in talks with India for a potential T-90 sale
 
Russia in talks with India for a potential T-90 sale

Russia and India have been in talks for the potential sale of T-90MS battle tanks, according to a Uralvagonzavod’s (UVZ) statement at RIA Novosti on 11 September.

 

Rheinmetall: Polish configuration of the AMPV 41109154

Rheinmetall: Polish configuration of the AMPV
 
Rheinmetall Polish configuration of the AMPV 

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles’ versatile Armoured Multi Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) is a compact, high-mobility, extremely survivable tactical system designed for deployment worldwide. At this year’s MSPO, RMMV presented for the first time a variant of the vehicle specially configured to meet the needs of the Polish military, with an eye to the particular requirements of the country’s special operations forces, but also a wide variety of other units.

 

Supacat unveils LRV 400 Mk2 lightweight recce vehicle 41109153

Supacat unveils LRV 400 Mk2 lightweight recce vehicle
 
Supacat unveils LRV 400 Mk2 lightweight recce vehicle

Supacat is unveiling the LRV 400 `Mk2` at DSEi 2015, an all-new, all British lightweight reconnaissance vehicle.  Designed as a versatile tactical capability for special forces, the LRV 400 can be transported inside a CH-47 Chinook fully equipped and loaded so the user can “drive on, drive off” the aircraft operationally ready.

 

Navistar MTV trucks for the ANSF 41109152

Navistar MTV trucks for the Afghanistan National Security Force
 
Navistar MTV trucks for the Afghanistan National Security Force

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded Navistar Defense a $369 million contract to provide 2,293 Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTVs) to build upon the Afghanistan National Security Force's (ANSF) MTV Fleet. Production will commence immediately, with deliveries starting in January 2016 and concluding in 2019.

 

AM General statement on DoD’s JLTV decision 41109151

AM General statement on DoD’s JLTV decision
 
AM General statement on DoD’s JLTV decision

Lockheed Martin has decided to file a protest against the Pentagon’s decision to select the Oshkosh vehicle for the JLTV program. However, the other competitor, AM General, has decided not to protest and issued a statement on its position.

 

US sends additional troops and equipment to Sinai 41009154

US sends additional troops and equipment to Sinai
 
US Multinational Force Observer Soldier

The US Government has finally decided to send additional troops and equipment to the Sinai Peninsula after last weeks attack against the peacekeeping force deployed in the area, overviewing the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.

 

Germany will replace the G-36 through a European-wide tender 41009153

Germany will replace the G-36 through a European-wide tender
 
Germany will replace the G-36 through a European-wide tender

Germany wants to replace the H&K G-36 rifles after the lack of effectiveness in extreme combat conditions, during the operations in Afghanistan.

 

Russia plans to produce more than 200 BMP-3 by 2017 41009152

Russia plans to produce more than 200 BMP-3 by 2017
 
Russia plans to produce more than 200 BMP-3 by 2017

The Russian Ministry of Defence plans to acquire more than 200 BMP-3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles by the end of 2017. According to Alexander Klyuzhev’s, the Executive Director of Kurganmashzavod, statement at TASS news agency, the contract was signed in the previous months.

 

QinetiQ wins DARPA electric hub-drive design and development contract 41009151

QinetiQ wins DARPA electric hub-drive design and development contract
 
Qinetiq logo QinetiQ is to develop an electric hub-drive to improve survivability and mobility of future military ground vehicles for the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
 

Netherlands buys Raytheon Excalibur Ib projectiles 40909154

Netherlands buys Raytheon Excalibur Ib projectiles
 
Raytheon Excalibur Ib projectile

The Netherlands Ministry of Defense is adding Raytheon Company's Excalibur Ib artillery rounds to its arsenal under a previously announced foreign military sales agreement, underscoring growing international interest in the precision-guided projectile.


 

New Searcher II UAVs for Russia 40909153

New Searcher II UAVs for Russia 
 
New Searcher II UAVs for Russia

Russia has acquired new unmanned air vehicles from Israel, according to a report by the Russian newspaper Vedomosti, which is being reproduced by The Jerusalem Post newspaper.

 

New Chinook helicopters for the Dutch Air Force 40909152

New Chinook helicopters for the Dutch Air Force
 
New Chinook helicopters for the Dutch Air Force

The Dutch Ministry of Defence has announced that it plans to acquire a new fleet of 14 Boeing CH-47 helicopters to replace the older “D” models and enhance its capabilities.

 

Lockheed Martin filed a protest against US DoD for the JLTV contract 40909151

Lockheed Martin filed a protest against US DoD for the JLTV contract 
 
Lockheed Martin filed protest against US DoD for the JLTV contract

Lockheed Martin Corp. has filed a protest against the US DoD’s decision to award the JLTV programme to Oshkosh Corp. The new vehicle will replace the Humvees used by the US Army and the USMC. A total of 17,000 units will be initially procured under a USD6.75 billion contract.

 

More HMMWV for Tunisia 40809155

More HMMWV for Tunisia

 
More HMMWV for Tunisia

Tunisia will receive more AM General HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle) as part of a recently awarded Foreign Military Sales contract. The contract will be implemented by the US Defense Logistics Agency.

 

Sikorsky awarded UH-60 contract for Slovakia 40809154

Sikorsky awarded UH-60 contract for Slovakia
 
Sikorsky awarded UH-60 contract for Slovakia

The US Army has awarded Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. a USD46.142 contract for the construction of four UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters and other related equipment, as part of a Foreign Military Sales contract.

 

Cubic Global Defense training system delivered to the Ukrainian Army 40709153

Cubic Global Defense training system delivered to the Ukrainian Army
 
Cubic Global Defense training system delivered to the Ukrainian Army

Cubic Global Defense announced on 2 September the delivery of its specialized training systems to the Ukrainian Army worth $1.7 million. The equipment is interoperable with their existing Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Simulation (MILES) and Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) training systems allowing the Ukrainian Army to train at the brigade level.

 

ONR’s augmented reality system tested during a live-fire exercise 40809152

ONR’s augmented reality system tested during a live-fire exercise
 
ONR’s augmented reality system tested with live fire

The ONR-developed augmented reality technology system was put for the first time in testing during a live-fire exercise of the USMC, at the end of August, according to a statement by the Office of Naval Research.

 

Swiss parliament agreement on the procurement of Israeli UAVs 40809151

Swiss parliament agreement on the procurement of Israeli UAVs
 
Swiss parliament agreement on the procurement of Israeli UAVs

The Swiss Parliament has authorized the procurement of new unmanned air vehicles from Israel, with 30 votes for and 12 against. The controversial plan will lead to the acquisition of six Hermers 900 drones from Elbit Systems, with a cost of CHF250 mil. (USD256 mil.).

 

Improve of Iran defense and military capabilities is priority for Iranian armed forces commanders 10809153

Improve of Iran defense and military capabilities is priority for Iranian armed forces commanders
 
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Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan underlined that improving the country's defensive and military capabilities is a priority. "Maintaining and developing the country's defensive capabilities proportionate to the threats" is a prioritized agenda of the Ground Force, Pourdastan told FNA in the Western province of Lorestan.
 

U.S. troops to train soldiers of Latvia armed forces about the MQ-1 Predator UAV 10809152

U.S. troops to train soldiers of Latvia armed forces about the MQ-1 Predator UAV
 
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On Tuesday, Sept.8, at 2:30 p.m. a distinguished visitors and media day is scheduled to take place at the Latvian National Armed forces Air Force Base in Lielvarde, where the Airmen form Texas National guard will demonstratethe U.S. Air force remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs)’ s „MQ-1 Predator”.
 

Latvia MOD has concluded a contract with United Kingdom for delivery of 123 CVRT light armoured 10809151

Latvia MOD has concluded a contract with United Kingdom for delivery of 123 CVRT light armoured
 
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The Ministry of Defense of Latvia has concluded a contract with United Kingdom for the delivery of 123 armoured vehicles from the CVRT family. Latvia’s GBP 39.4 million (about EUR 49.8 million / $67.5 million) order will refurbish and deliver 123 British Combat Reconnaissance Reconnaissance (Tracked) light armored vehicles, which Britain had retired in the wake of its 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review.
 

US Army and US Navy Award LM $66 M for JAGM 40709154

US Army and US Navy Award LM $66 M for JAGM 40709154
 
US Army and US Navy Award LM 66M for JAGM The U.S. Army and U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $66.3 million contract for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program.
 

Panhard Dagger PVP proves its crew protection in three incidents 40709153

Panhard Dagger PVP proves its crew protection in three incidents 40709153
 
Panhard General Defense Proves its Crew Protection in three incidentsPVP 

According to Renault Trucks Defense the Panhard General Defense Dagger PVP 4x4 light protected vehicle proved its high crew protection standards in three different incidents during May and June 2015.

 

US Army issues RFI for the MQ-1C revamp 40709152

US Army issues RFI for the MQ-1C revamp
 
US Army Manned Unmanned Teaming 

The United States Army has issued on 27 August a Request for Information for the potential revamp of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle data link equipment. The letter outlines the requirement for a kit that would include satellite, primary and back-up, communications and line of sight data links, modems, receivers, power amplifiers and other related equipment.

 

HAL Completes Hot & High Altitude Trials of LCH at Leh; First Attack Helicopter to Land at Forward Base 40709151

HAL Completes Hot & High Altitude Trials of LCH at Leh; First Attack Helicopter to Land at Forward Base 
 
HAL LCH Hot and High Trials  HAL successfully carried out the hot and the high-altitude trials of indigenously designed, developed attack chopper Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) at Leh recently. “These seasonal trials - including cold weather trials carried out at Leh during February this year - have been completed as part of the certification process. The flight trials at Leh have established hover performance and low speed handling characteristics of the helicopter under extreme weather conditions at different altitudes.
 

France Will Start Reconnaissance Flights Above Syria & is Considering Strikes Against Islamic State

France Will Start Reconnaissance Flights Above Syria & is Considering Strikes Against Islamic State
 
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President Francois Hollande declared today that France will begin reconnaissance missions over Syria tomorrow and is considering launching air strikes against Islamic State militants in the country. So far, the French military was conducting flights above Iraq exclusively as part of Operation Chammal (name of the French military operationin Iraq against ISIL).
 

U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Award Lockheed Martin $66 Million Contract for Joint Air-to-Ground Missile

U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Award Lockheed Martin $66 Million Contract for Joint Air-to-Ground Missile
 
Lockheed Martin JAGM missile
The U.S. Army and U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $66.3 million contract for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program.
 

Iran manufactures new types of drones using high technologies under a secret program 10609151

Iran manufactures new types of drones using high technologies under a secret program
 
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Commander of Iran's Basij Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi revealed on Thursday, September 3, 2015 that Iran is manufacturing new types of drones that enjoy unique technologies, adding that the pilotless aircraft have been developed under a secret program.
 

BAE Systems submits its bid for the Australian Land 400 Phase 2 programme 40409154

BAE Systems submits its bid for the Australian Land 400 Phase 2 40409154
 
BAE Systems AMV35 E35 Turret Australia LAND400 Phase2

BAE Systems submitted its bid for the Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 2 programme. Being the prime contractor, the company has teamed with Patria to offer the AMV35 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle with the BAE Systems Hagglunds E35 turret.

 

Rheinmetall Submits LAND 400 Bid Featuring the BOXER 8x8, Lance Turret and Northrop Grumman C4ISR Architecture40409153

Rheinmetall Bid Featuring the BOXER 8x8, Lance Turret and Northrop Grumman C4ISR Architecture
 
Rheinmetall BOXER Lance Turret Australia LAND400 Bid Rheinmetall has lodged a bid in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 2 - Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability request for tender. Under the tender, the Commonwealth is offered the latest version of the BOXER 8X8, the in-service LANCE turret and Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) architecture.
 

Six American and foreign peacekeepers wounded in the Sinai Peninsula 40409152

Six American and foreign peacekeepers wounded in the Sinai Peninsula 40409152
 
US Multinational Force Observer Soldier  Four American troops and two international peacekeepers of the Multinational Force and Observer were injured on Thursday in two separate IED attacks in Northeast Sinai.
 

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