August 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract for the U.S. Army Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) directed energy prototyping initiative. The initiative includes integrating a directed energy weapon system on a Stryker vehicle as a pathfinding effort toward the U.S. Army M-SHORAD objective to provide more comprehensive protection of frontline combat units.

China has used the Soar Dragon, one of its bigger UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) to perform surveillance mission of US Navy ship USS Antietam, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser of the United States Navy, as it sailed through Taiwan Strait, which separates the autonomous Taiwan Island from the Chinese mainland, on July 25, 2019, according to news published by a Taiwanese media.

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for RQ-4 Block 30 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPS) for an estimated cost of $950 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 29, 2019.

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