August 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


A newly-overhauled advanced radar system was unveiled By Iran on Saturday, August 10, 2019, and delivered to the Iranian Army's Air Defense Unit. The advanced radar system was unveiled at a ceremony attended by Chief of the Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard, according to the Iranian press agency Mehr.

The ability of Australia’s special forces to rapidly and covertly deal with security threats in the Indo-Pacific will be boosted with new hi-tech equipment, including drones, weapons and communications systems, under a $3 billion, 20-year program to cement their position as the region’s most potent fighting force, Ben Packham reports on The Australian.

Colchester-based 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) is deploying to the Afghan capital Kabul from late September as part of the UK’s enduring support to the Afghan Government. Their mission is to protect NATO military and civilian advisors working in government ministries, as well as UK mentors based at the Afghan National Army Officers’ Academy.

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense announced that, on August 5, it had sent formal Requests for Proposals (RFP) to four companies invited to bid to supply armored infantry carriers. These four companies are ARTEC GmbH (Germany), Patria (Finland), Nexter Systems (France) and General Dynamics European Land Systems – MOWAG (Switzerland). The deadline for submission is October 31, 2019.

The Ukrainian Defense Industry, a state concern of arms production, received 37.6 billion Ukrainian hryvnias (1.47 billion U.S. dollars) of net income from the sales of its products last year, the conglomerate said in a statement published on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

The Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) program has completed delivery of its first radar panel to Clear, Alaska and placement of the final beam on the radar shelter as the program continues to successfully achieve all milestones and work towards delivery to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in 2020 at its Clear, Alaska site. The radar system will serve as a critical sensor within MDA's layered defense strategy to protect the U.S. homeland from ballistic missile attacks.

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