April 2020 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


According to a statement released on April 2, 2020, by U.S. embassy in Estonia, On February 15, 2020, the United States delivered 128 anti-tank Raytheon Javelin missiles to the Estonian Ministry of Defense and Estonian Defense Forces as part of a larger contract signed by the Estonian Center for Defense Investment and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Russian artillery has been reinforced in Abkhazia. It received the latest automatic fire controls. They unite guns, mortars, multiple launch rocket systems, ground radars, aircraft and drones into a single contour. It will take seconds to destroy a target after detection, the Izvestia daily writes.

The Nigerian Army has inducted locally fabricated Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles into the ongoing war against Boko Haram terrorist group in the Northeast of the country. The MRAPs, which were built by the engineers at the military counter-insurgency operation in the Northeast (Operation Lafiya Dole) were commissioned by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai.

On February 15, the United States delivered 128 anti-tank Raytheon FGM-148 Javelin missiles to the Estonian Ministry of Defense and Estonian Defense Forces as part of a larger contract signed by the Estonian Center for Defense Investment and the U.S. Department of Defense.

The first known tests of this system took place in August 2019 but, at that time, the canisters were partially covered, concealing the system. This time, photos of the last fire tests that took place on 29 March show the full size and similarity of the tracked version of the presumably 600mm RSZO, at least the transport and launch canisters. What is confusing is that the launch range of wheeled MLRSs was 350-400+ km, and here the launch was 230 km.

An Airbus A-400M Atlas cargo plane of the Turkish Air Force carrying medical supplies donated by Turkey reached Spain and Italy on Wednesday, 1 April 2020, as part of Allied efforts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. The aircraft landed first at Torrejón Air Base for further distribution of the supplies by the Spanish authorities.

In support of the Task Force Spartan mission, soldiers from the 115th Field Artillery Brigade and 4-133rd Field Artillery Regiment (FAR) participated in multiple bilateral exercises with their counterparts in the United Arab Emirates Land Forces. Maj. Daniel Long, 115th FAB Intelligence Officer, participates in an after-action review with his Emirati counterpart at Operation Thundercloud.

Drawing lessons from the Iranian attack on two U.S. bases in Saudi Arabia (mainly Ain al-Asad) last January, the U.S. is deploying Patriot air defense batteries to Iraqi bases to protect American troops operating in the country, without the “spontaneous approval” from the Iraqi government: the Patriots were requested in January, and US generals, including CENTCOM commander Kenneth McKenzie and Pat White, have implemented a solution.

In wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IDF is supporting the national effort to combat the coronavirus. The IDF has implemented a series of measures to minimize the virus’ impact on the military and maintain its operational readiness.

Arquus has launched a complete business continuity plan, specifically crafted to support the Army currently committed on all grounds, on national soil as well as in foreign operations. To help the armies face the multiplicity of operations and the acceleration of operational rhythms, Arquus presents them with all immediately available vehicles, as well as all its capabilities in terms of vehicle support and maintenance.

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