September 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

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
 
Russia armata kugarnet-25BMP 640 001
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
 
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.

 

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
 
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.


 

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
 
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 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
 
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
 
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.

 

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.

 

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 
 
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.

 

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

 
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
 
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
 
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.

 

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