Thursday, 25 August 2016

Ministry of Defense from Russia will get 323 BTR-82AM armoured personnel carrier in 2016-2018.

Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD) will get 323 BTR-82AM armoured personnel carriers (APC) in 2016-2018, according to a source in the indigenous defense industry. "In April 2016, the 81st Armour Repairing Plant (Russian acronym: BTRZ, Bronetankovyi Remontnyi Zavod, a subsidiary of the Uralvagonzavod research-production corporation) and the Russian MoD signed the contract for 323 BTR-82AM APCs to be delivered in 2016-2018.
The BTR-82AM is an upgraded version of BTR-80 to the standard of BTR-82A
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Sixth Project 21631 Buyan M-class Corvette Launched by Gorky Shipyard

The Gorky Shipyard in Zelenodolsk floated the sixth small missile boat of project 21631 (Buyan-M code) named Vyshni Volochek, a source in the military-defense complex said.

Afghan Air Force receives final batch of MD 530F light attack helos

Four new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters arrived at Hamid Karzai International Airport Aug. 25, 2016, via a USAF C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The four helicopters, scheduled to be the final four delivered to the Afghan air force, brings the AAF total number of MD 530Fs to 27, the USAF 438th Air Expeditionary Wing announced today August 25. 
The four helicopters, scheduled to be the final four delivered to the Afghan air force, brings the AAF total number of MD-530s to 27
(Credit: USAF/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Holmes)
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US Army awards contract to Lockheed Martin for Long-Range Precision Fires Flight Test Prototype

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to complete the initial phase for the new missile design Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) Flight Test Prototype Demonstration for the U.S. Army.

The Lockheed Martin Army Tactical Missile System (ATacMS) (Photo US Army)

New Zealand Signed Contract with Boeing for P-3K2 Orion MPA Modernisation

New Zealand Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee welcomed the signing of a contract to upgrade the Royal New Zealand Air Force Underwater, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability: Six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft with Boeing for a total of $36 million.

Five battalions of S-300 air defense missile systems will enter in service with Kazakhstan army.

Kazakhstan will put five battalions of S-300 air defense systems on combat duty in the near future as part of the integrated regional air defense network with Russia, the commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces said Wednesday, Augsut 24, 2016.
Soviet-made S-300PS TEL Transporter Erector Launcher 
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US Marine Corps receives 50th KC-130J tanker transport aircraft

The US Tactical Airlift Program Office and Lockheed Martin delivered the 50th KC-130J Hercules transport aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California, Aug. 18, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) released yesterday. 
The US Marine Corps 50th KC-130J aircraft leaves Marietta Georgia Aug. 18 bound for Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352 in Miramar, Californie
(Credit: Lockheed Martin)
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German Navy Bremen-class Frigate Augsburg to Join French Navy CSG Against Daesh

The German Navy (Marine) announced that it is deploying its Bremen-class frigate "Augsburg" again to participate to the escort of French Navy (Marine Nationale) aircraft carrier "Charles de Gaulle" strike group (CSG). The ASW Frigate will leave its home port to join the CSG in the Mediterranean.

Japan's first F-35A fighter jet made its maiden flight

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force's first F-35A Lightning II fighter jet made its maiden flight yesterday August 24, 2016, the JASDF announced today through its Twitter account. This first test flight took place at Lockheed Martin's Fort Woth plant, Texas. 
First JASDF F-35A fighter jet during its maiden flight at Fort Worth, Texas
(Credit: JASDF Twitter account)
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Iran in talks with Russian Helicopters for Ansat & Ka-226T helicopters deliveries

The Russian Helicopters holding is in talks with Iran on the deliveries of Ansat and Ka-226T light multirole helicopters for the Islamic republic's health ministry, the company’s press service said Tuesday, August 25. “Russian Helicopters is in talks to supply light helicopters Ansat and Ka-226T for the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran," said Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO Alexander Shcherbinin. 
Russian Helicopters' Ansat light multipurpose helicopter
(Credit: Russian Helicopters)
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