Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Link Microtek Wins UK MoD Support Contract Award for Naval IR Communications System

Link Microtek, the manufacturer of infra-red, RF and microwave systems, has won a 4-year contract from the UK MoDfor the provision of spares, repairs and other support services for the company’s Azdec mobile infra-red communications system.

Russian Army Expects to Receive 500 T-14 Armata Tank per Year

According Sputnik Russian press agency, the tank’s builder, the Uralvagonzavod plant, can roll out around 500 T-14 Armata tanks each year. The tank will go through state trials in 2016, and it is expected that by 2020, over 2,300 tanks on the Armata platform will be supplied to the Russian military.

DARPA unveils new SoSITE program for maintaining air superiority

DARPA recently revealed its plans in order to integrate new technologies and airborne systems with existing systems more quickly and at lower cost than near-peer adversaries can counter them. DARPA's new program aims to develop and demonstrate concepts for maintaining air superiority through novel SoS architectures--combinations of aircraft, weapons, sensors and mission systems--that distribute air warfare capabilities across a large number of interoperable manned and unmanned platforms. 

DARPA's System of Systems (SoS) Integration Technology and Experimentation (SoSITE) program
(Credit: DARPA)

Russian army UAV teams will provide online broadcasting for S-300 air defense missile systems.

Russian army UAV teams will provide online broadcasting of S-300 air defense missile systems launches which will take place at the “Telemba” firing range in the Republic of Buryatia. Combat launches will take place within the large-scale command-and-staff exercise of the Eastern MD Air Force and Air Defence Troops. “Zastava” UAVs will be used for online broadcasting. 
Russian army UAV team launches drone to provide online broadcasting of S-300 air defense missile systems
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India, France to jointly develop 'Maitri' Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (SR-SAM)

The indigenous surface-to-air missile Akash failing to inspire enough confidence for deployment on Indian Navy ships, the government has asked the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to engage with the French firm MBDA missile systems for development of short-range surface-to-air missile system (SRSAM).

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South Korea's future AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to be fitted with Stinger missile system

Raytheon Company signed a $35 million contract to deliver Stinger® missiles and air-to-air launchers to the Republic of Korea Army in support of their recent procurement of AH-64E Apache helicopters. Under the previously announced foreign military sale, Raytheon will begin deliveries of the Stinger weapon systems in 2017. 
Raytheon Stinger missiles will be fitted on  South Korea's future AH-64E Apache attack helicopters
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KAMAZ Typhoon-K will participate in The Victory Day Military Parade in Red Square May 9 2015.

The newest armored high security Typhoon-K vehicles manufactured by KAMAZ will participate in the Victory Parade in the Red Square on May 9. Typhoon-K will be competing for State purchase contracts with the armored vehicle produced by the Ural automobile plant. The Russian army may accept both armored vehicles. 
KAMAZ Typhoon-K 6x6 armoured vehicle personnel carrier
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Russian Eastern MD reconnaissance units received new PSNR-8M ground reconnaissance systems

Russian Eastern Military District reconnaissance units received new PSNR-8M ground reconnaissance systems. The system can detect a variety of objects and targets at a distance of over 32km in all weather conditions.

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded Contract to Build Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer DDG 121

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $604.3 million contract modification to fund construction of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Aegis guided missile destroyer DDG 121 for the U.S. Navy. The ship is the third of five DDG 51 destroyers the company was awarded in June 2013.

Bangladesh and Belarus to get Yak-130 trainer and light attack aircraft in 2015

This year Russia will deliver 14 Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft to Bangladesh and two more jets of the type – in 2016, TASS reports with reference to Irkut Corporation CEO, Oleg Demchenko. Belarus is also to receive four Yak-130s in April, according to BelTA. 
Russian Air Force's Yakovlev Yak-130 trainer and light attack aircraft
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