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

Russia started development of 5th-gen medium-range air defense missile system
 
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Russia’s weapons manufacturer Almaz-Antey Concern has started the development of the fifth-generation medium-range air defense missile system, a company official told journalists on Thursday Sept. 8, 2016. "Almaz-Antey starts the research and development activities (R&D) to create the fifth-generation medium-range air defense missile systems", the company representative said.
 

Saab wins order from Latvia for RBS 70 air defense missile systems
 
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Defence and security company Saab has received an order for RBS 70 missiles from the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia. Deliveries will take place during the period 2016-2017. Latvia has been an RBS 70 customer since 2004, and in 2015 Saab signed a contract with the Latvian Ministry of Defence for deliveries of RBS 70 missiles.
 

Northrop Grumman to provide USMC with nine additional AN/TPS-80 radar systems
 
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Northrop Grumman Corporation received an award from the U.S. Marine Corps for an additional nine AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) low rate initial production (LRIP) systems. These nine additional systems and all subsequent G/ATOR systems incorporate advanced Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology, providing the Marine Corps with nearly $2 million in life cycle cost savings per system.
 

Italian IVECO Rys 4x4 light multirole vehicle will enter in service with Russian army military police
 
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The Rys combat armored car from Italian manufacturer Iveco will be fielded with the Russian Military Police (MP), according to the Izvestia daily. The decision to field the Rys armored cars with MP brigades has been made based on the experience gained in the Syrian operation. MPs have started receiving their first Ryses.
 

Supacat to provide New Zealand Special Forces with new high mobility vehicles
 
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The New Zealand Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to high mobility vehicle specialist Supacat, to deliver Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) for the New Zealand Defence Forces. Supacat is also in the process of agreeing a long term support contract with the New Zealand Defence Force to support the new fleet.
 

Rockwell Collins to provide New Zealand Defence Force with SATCOM system
 
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Rockwell Collins has been awarded a second contract for a Deployable Ku-Band Earth Terminal (DKET) SATCOM system by the New Zealand Defence Force as part of the Strategic Bearer Network Phase 1 program. This contract follows an initial award in June 2013 for one DKET dual-antenna, deployable ground station.
 

AeroVironment offers Wasp AE Micro UAV to Australian Army and Special Forces
 
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AeroVironment, a US-basedl leader in small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced yesterday it is teaming with Australia-based XTEK, Sentient Vision and General Dynamics (GD) Mediaware to deliver AeroVironment’s Family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to the Australian market. The team will offer the AeroVironment Wasp AE Micro Air Vehicle, designated as the RQ-12A by the U.S. Department of Defense, to the Australian Armed Forces.
 

South Korea increases 2017 military budget by 4%
 
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South Korea has increased its defense budget for next year by 4 percent as it moves to beef up missile defense capabilities amid growing threats from North Korea, the defense ministry said Tuesday. The government has allocated a total of $36.5 billion to bolstering the country's defensive capabilities in 2017, up from 38.799 trillion won set for this year, the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement.
 

North Korea test-fires three Rodong ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan
 
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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday test-fired three ballistic missiles into eastern waters ahead of the country's National Day, South Korea's defense ministry said. A defense ministry official told Xinhua that the missiles were launched into the East Sea at about 12:14 p.m. local time from its western areas near Hwangju county in North Hwanghae province.
 

General Motors & US Army to unveil Chevrolet Colorado-based fuel cell electric vehicle
 
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General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will reveal a Chevrolet Colorado-based fuel cell electric vehicle in October at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C.
 

Photonis to showcase FUSIONSIGHT world first digital smart fusion night vision at Land Forces 2016 
 
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PHOTONIS will be showcasing its new FusionSight® Night Vision Device during Land Forces 2016, held from September 6 to 8 in Adelaide, Australia. Developed in partnership with BERTIN, FusionSight® is the world- first compact monocular that combines a colour low light sensor with a thermal image sensor. 
 

Poland acquires tactical engagement simulation system for its military academy of land forces
 
Poland acquires a tactical engagement simulation system for its military academy of land forces 001 Defence and security company Saab has received the first order, under a two-year agreement recently signed with the General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military Academy of Land Forces in Wroclaw (WSOWL), Poland, to deliver a high fidelity Tactical Engagement Simulation System (TESS).
 

Datron Receives $495M Contract from US Army Communications Electronic Command (CECOM)
 
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Datron World Communications Inc., a US-based leading supplier of military radio equipment to the international marketplace, has received a five-year, $495M FMS IDIQ contract from the US Army Communications Electronic Command (CECOM) to provide international FMS customers with reliable HF and VHF military voice and data radio products; and vertical takeoff and landing small unmanned aircraft systems (VTOL sUAS).
 

Tata Power Company from India will produce jointly Javelin anti-tank missile with U.S. Companies
 
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The Javelin™ Joint Venture team, a partnership between Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Indian Company Tata Power Company Limited operating through its Strategic Engineering Division (SED), to explore co-development and production of the Javelin anti-armor missile system.
 

EIZO Rugged Solutions Announces Rugged H.265 (HEVC) Video Encoder with Dual 3G-SDI Inputs
 
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EIZO Rugged Solutions Inc. (formerly Tech Source, Inc.) has been developing graphics and video solutions for air traffic control, military, and embedded applications for over 28 years. EIZO has introduced the Tyton VS2 – a low-latency, high-efficiency rugged H.265 (HEVC) video encoder with dual 3G-SDI inputs. The Tyton VS2 is a ruggedized small form factor box-level video encoding and streaming solution designed to serve video transmission needs in harsh field environments.
 

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