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

 Raytheon to start transition to production planning of Gallium Nitride technology for AN/TPY-2 radars
 
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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a contract modification to develop a transition to production process to incorporate Gallium Nitride, or GaN, components into existing and future AN/TPY-2 radars. This initial effort will support the transition from Gallium Arsenide to GaN technology, which would further modernize the ballistic missile defense radar and drive down system obsolescence.
 

Australian army will receive new back-pack electronic surveillance system
 
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Australian Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP announced Thursday, September 29, 2016, that Defence has signed a contract that will provide Australian soldiers with a back-pack electronic surveillance system.The system use the assault back-packs designed by Army’s innovative Diggerworks. The transport and storage systems for the new back-pack systems will be provided by Victorian company Trimcast Pty Ltd.
 

TOR-M2U new generation of TOR-M2 air defense missile system is now operational in Russian army
 
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The Tor-M2U (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) air defense missile system has been proven to be operationally capable in the wake of its trials at a Defense Ministry missile range, Igor Ivanov, director for military-technical cooperation, Kupol Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant, told TASS.
 

U.S. Army awarded Oshkosh Defense a contract to produce 1,661 FMTV tactical trucks
 
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The U.S. Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, a $409 million contract to produce 1,661 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV) trucks and 31 trailers, under Order Year 7 of the current FMTV contract. Deliveries will continue through July 2018.
 

Rheinmetall to modernize and expand German Army Combat Training Centre
 
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The German Bundeswehr has awarded Rheinmetall AG several modernization contracts worth a total of around €24 million. Through to 2020, Rheinmetall will be expanding the system technology of the German Army Combat Training Centre, or GÜZ, in a series of staggered projects. Located in the Altmark district of Saxony-Anhalt, the GÜZ is one of the most advanced facilities of its kind anywhere.
 

MBDA Deutschland submits proposal for TLVS/MEADS air defence system
 
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On 28th September 2016, MBDA Deutschland GmbH submitted its proposal for the development of TLVS, Germany’s future ground-based air defence system, to BAAINBw (the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support).
 

Lithuania will purchase NASAMS Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Defense Missile System
 
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Lithuania plans to spend more than 100 million euros (112 million U.S. dollars) on Norwegian and American mid-range air defense systems NASAMS, the country's defense minister said on Sunday, September 25, 2016. According to the ministry, two of the country armed force's batteries, military units of a size of a company, would be equipped with the NASAMS systems.
 

New UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle Robot Nazeer enters in service with Iranian Armed Forces
 
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Armed Forces of Iran will be equipped with new armed remote-controlled robot "Nazeer" designed for reconnaissance and combat operations. The Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
 

Armenia displays Russian Iskander-E tactical ballistic missile at Independence day military parade
 
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Armenia has unveiled Iskander-E (E stands for Export-oriented, Eksportny) tactical ballistic missiles at the parade devoted to the Independence Day, September 21, 2016. According military sources, Armenia took last year the delivery of the Iskander-E.
 

Oshkosh Defense to start production of JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle for U.S. armed forces
 
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The American Company Oshkosh Defense will start the first production of its JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) with a delivery by the end of September 2016 to the U.S. armed forces. The Oshkosh JLTV will replace US Army and Marine Corps armored HMMWVs which are in service since many years.
 

French Army procurement agency has confirmed replacement of FAMAS assault rifle by HK-416F
 
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According an official statement of the French army DGA (French army Procurement Agency), of Friday, September 23, 2016, the French army DGA has confirmed the contract for replacement of the FAMAS, 5.56mm caliber standard assault rifle of the French armed forces to the German Company Heckler & Koch SAS France with the AK-416F 5.56x45mm caliber assault rifle.
 

Indonesia Marine Corps could purchase new version of BTR-4 amphibious armoured from Ukraine
 
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Ukraine defense industry has tested a new version of its 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicle personnel carrier BTR-4 fitted with anew remotely operated weapon station, according Andrei BT Live Journal Blog. Some of these vehicles were send to Indonesia to perform a series of tests.
 

The Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Destroys Tactical Ballistic Missile Target
 
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Two Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) PAC-3 Missiles successfully intercepted two tactical ballistic missile (TBM) targets today as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The test demonstrated the hit-to-kill interceptor’s unique ability to detect, track and destroy an incoming threat.
 

Philippine army to acquire more upgraded M113A2 APC Armoured Personnel Carrier
 
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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of Philippines vowed Tuesday, September 20, 2016, to support the acquisition of more upgraded M113A2 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) for the Philippine Army. After the close inspection of the M113A2 APC, Lorenzana emphasized that he will concentrate on the allotment of additional budget for the purchase of more APCs.
 

China donates radio equipment and systems to Cambodian Ministry of Defense
 
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China's Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, handed over equipment and material for assembling a trunked radio system to Cambodian Ministry of Defense, officials said. Trunked radio system is a complex type of computer-controlled two-way radio system that allows sharing of radio frequency channels among a large group of users.
 

BAE Systems to provide support and upgrade for Danish CV90 IFV and BV206 all-terraine vehicles
 
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BAE Systems Hägglunds has signed an agreement with the Danish government to provide systems integration, capability upgrades and support for long-term sustainment of its fleet of 44 CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, as well as for BV206 all-terrain vehicles.
 

French army will deploy four 155m wheeled self-propelled howitzers CAESAR in Iraq
 
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According a statement from the Commission of national defense and armed forces of July 26, 2016, published on the French National Assembly official website . The French President Francois Hollande has confirmed the deployment of four 155mm self-propelled howitzer Caesar in Iraq, near the Iraqi Air Force base of Qayyarah.
 

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