April 2020 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


Azerbaijani army trains with Israeli-made Cardom Hatchet Recoil Mortar System

In accordance with the combat training plan for 2020 approved by the Azerbaijani minister of Defense, live-fire training exercises are conducted with the Azerbaijani armed forces’ mortar battery crews using their Israeli-made Cardom Hatchet Recoil Mortar System.

The Czech firearms manufacturer CZ will supply the Czech army with BREN 2 assault rifles, CZ P-10 pistols, CZ 805 G1 grenade launchers, CZ SCORPION submachine gun and ammunition worth up to CZK 2.35 billion (around €85 million). The framework agreement was signed on April 21, 2020, by Lubor Koudelka, Czech Deputy Minister for Armaments and Acquisition, and Ladislav Britaňák, CEO of CZ.

The Polish Defense Ministry has concluded negotiations regarding the purchase of FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank guided missiles. A formal agreement to this effect will be signed soon, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced on Tuesday, April 21. The prime contractors are Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture.

The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), embarked aboard the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG), began routine sustainment training on Karan and Kurayn islands, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on April 20. The training has been pre-planned and coordinated with Saudi Arabia in order for the BATARG and 26th MEU to conduct mission-essential training, including an amphibious assault and an amphibious raid.

The Mykolayiv Armored Plant has overhauled and upgraded the first batch of BRDM-2L1 armored reconnaissance vehicles of the Ukrainian army. Mykolayiv Armored Plant is one of the main enterprises of Ukroboronprom, specializing in the manufacture and upgrading of armored wheeled vehicles for the Armed Forces.

On Sunday, April 19, Harry Harris, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, announced the delivery of additional Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk long-range surveillance drones to the country. The first of four RQ-4 Global Hawk drones for South Korea arrived in December 2019 at Sacheon Air Base.

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