December 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


Aselsan has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Sapura Secured Technologies, a leading defense electronics company in Malaysia, with regards to the transfer of technology of Software Defined Radios (SDR) in conjunction with KL Summit 2019 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between 18-21 December.

The Royal Netherlands Armed Forces have awarded Rheinmetall an order for the second phase of the modernization of their fleet of Bergepanzer 3-Büffel/Buffalo armoured recovery vehicles. The operational effectiveness of twenty-one vehicles will be upgraded. The order is worth a mid-double-digit euro million figure. Now launched, Phase 2 follows a first order awarded in April 2019, when the Royal Netherlands Army contracted with Rheinmetall for the modernization of four Bergepanzer 3 Büffel/Buffalo ARVs.

On Dec.18, 2019, the 40th Artillery Regiment (40e RA) based in Suippes received the first four Arquus VT4 tactical vehicles in standard 2.1 with new land force brown color which characterizes the Scorpion program. These deliveries translate the renewal of the French army equipment triggered by the Military Programming Law 2019-2025.

The information previously published today on Army Recognition concerning the approval given by the U.S. State Department for the sale of Patriot air defense systems to Turkey was obsolete. No such sale is envisaged anymore in the present tense context. We apologize to our followers for the inconvenient caused by this publication.

The press office of the Moscow-based Military Industrial Company said in a statement to TASS that the Bumerang 8x8 armored vehicle is soon to enter state trials: "According to the plan, we will enter the state trials in the summer of 2020." As part of the preparations, a batch of prototypes is being created.

Oshkosh Defense was awarded an $803,904,196 modification (P00277) to Foreign Military Sales (Montenegro) contract W56HZV-15-C-0095 for the procurement of 2,721 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and 16,714 associated packaged or installed kits.

The Indian Army‘s newest Request for Information (RFI) is inviting vendors to submit proposals for 198 8×8 wheeled APCs by February 17 next year, reports. The vehicles are meant for a reconnaissance and support role in Punjab and Rajasthan. The 20-page RFI lists technical parameters that leave Russia and the US out of the game, as the BTR-82A and the Stryker both fail to match the army’s needs.

Star Defence Logistics & Engineering (SDLE) will carry out the maintenance service of the Hawk missile system cards, converters and auxiliary components. The contract, awarded by the Spanish Army Logistics Support Command, it is a framework agreement extended until the end of 2022 for repair and modernization services to guarantee the operability of the cards and modules which integrate the Hawk air defense system.

The recently created Defense Innovation Agency (AID) is preparing to notify a contract to the Israeli company Roboteam for five to eight ground robots to be deployed by the French army in the Sahel. French manufacturers denounce a biased competition, reports Vincent Lamigeon on Challenges.

Elbit Systems announced on 16 December that, following a contract signed between the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Defense of Montenegro, the Company was awarded a contract of approximately $35 million, to supply the Montenegrin Armed Forces with Remote Controlled Weapon Stations ("RCWS") for the new Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles ("JLTV"). In this contract, Elbit Systems will perform full integration of the RCWS onboard the JLTV over a three-year period and will provide logistic support for a seven-year period.

The German Armed Forces have selected Systematic’s SitaWare Frontline to meet the requirements of its Battle Management System (BMS) for the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force 2023 (Land) (VJTF (L) 2023) programme. The software will establish a battle management application framework that will act as an ecosystem for the land forces and enable the integration of existing and future capabilities.

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