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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

New UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle Robot Nazeer enters in service with Iranian Armed Forces.

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.
New Iranian-made Nazeer UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) 
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Russian Navy Submarine 'Vladimir Monomakh' Project 955 SSBN arrives at Pacific Fleet Base

The newest Project 955 'Vladimir Monomakh' (NATO reporting name: Dolgorukiy-class/Borei-class) nuclear-powered boat armed with submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SSBN) has finished the transition from the North Fleet to the Pacific Fleet and arrived at its home base, Vilyuchinsk (Kamchatka Krai), according to the press department of Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD).

Monday, 26 September 2016

Armenia displays Russian Iskander-E tactical ballistic missile at Independence day military parade

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.
The Russian-made Iskander-M tactical ballistic missiles were displayed at the military parade of Armenia Independence Day, September 21, 2016.
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Russia plans to expand Khmeimim air base

The infrastructure of Russian air base Khmeimim in the Syrian province of Latakia will be expanded - a proper military compound and ramps for military transport aircraft will be built there, in particular, according to the Izvestia daily. 
A RuAF Su-34 Fullback taking off from Khmeimim air base
(Credit: Russian Defense Ministry)
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Sikorsky lands a $232mn contract for two additional CH-53K test helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, is being awarded $232,075,337 contract for the procurement of two CH-53K King Stallion system demonstration test article aircraft, the US DoD announced on Sept. 23 on its website. 
A Sikorsky's CH-53K heavy-lift chopper prototype
(Credit: Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky)
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IAG Company from United Arab Emirates has delivered Guardian 4x4 APC to Vietnam.

The UAE-based Company IAG (International Armored Group) has delivered a first batch of 4x4 Guardian wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier (APC) to Vietnam. a picture released on Internet shows the IAG APC Guardian vehicles in Hai Phong port, Vietnam. 
Picture releases on Internet showing IAG Guardian 4x4 APC in Hai Phong port, Vietnam. 
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Oshkosh Defense to start production of JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle for U.S. armed forces.

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.
Oshkosh Defense JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle
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French Navy Lafayette Class Frigates Crotale SAM Systems May Be Replaced with SADRAL

During the Euronaval 2016 press tour held last week, an MBDA representative explained that French Navy (Marine Nationale) Lafayette class frigates' existing Crotale SAM system may be replaced with SADRAL launchers. "It is one of the options being considered for the upgrade" the representative said. According to an update to the French Military Planning Law (Loie de Programmation Militaire) released in May 2015, the Lafayette-class is set to receive an upgrade in the near future.

Russian army to activate two more artillery battalions in Southern Military District.

Two self-propelled heavy field artillery battalions will have been activated before year-end in an artillery large unit of the Southern Military District, the district’s press office has told journalists. Plans provide for one of the battalions to be equipped with 240-mm Tyulpan self-propelled mortars and the other with 203-mm 2S7M Malka self-propelled guns.
2S7M Malka 203mm sel-propelled gun
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Saab to provide AN/SPN-50 (V)1 shipboard air traffic radar systems for U.S. Navy CVNs & LHDs

Saab Defense and Security USA has received an order from the U.S. Navy to provide the AN/SPN-50 (V)1 Shipboard Air Traffic Radar. The first award for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the program includes the initial procurement of three radars over a four-year period.