December 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag announced today, Dec. 5, that it signed a contract with Armasuisse on November 18th, 2019, for the delivery of 100 protected Eagle 6x6 reconnaissance vehicles for the Swiss Army. The Eagle 6x6 was selected after an international competition conducted by Armasuisse, the Swiss federal office for defence procurement. This first order of the Eagle 6x6 is a milestone for the latest development of the Eagle vehicle family.

Kollsman, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America, has been awarded a military prototype project agreement for the U.S. Army’s Multi-Domain User Sensor Architecture (MDUSA) targeting system, reports. Elbit Systems' approach consists of laser marker designator, target locator and azimuth and vertical angle module. The company was awarded the prototype project through the Sensors Communications and Electronics Consortium (SCEC) other transaction agreement (OTA). Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.

The Defence Technology Institute of Thailand (DTI) will be evaluating Milrem Robotics' THeMIS robotics combat vehicle (RCV) next year to determine its suitability for the country's armed forces. The THeMIS RCV exhibited last week during the Asian Defense & Security Exhibition in Bangkok will undergo tests in cooperation with the Royal Thai Army. The tests are designed to evaluate the vehicles’ capabilities in the harsh terrain and climate conditions where local armed forces operate.

Raytheon unveiled a new immersive military training product today at I/ITSEC, the world's largest modeling, simulation and training event. The Synthetic Training Environment Soldier Virtual Trainer, or STE SVT, uses virtual reality to train squads of soldiers in multiple scenarios while using real and virtual weapons.

In preparation for unexpected chemical agent exposures, U.S. Army Soldiers, with Charlie (C) Troop, 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment (1-303 CAV), 96th Troop Command (96 TC), Washington Army National Guard (WAARNG), partnered with Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) Chemical Support Unit (CSU) instructors for a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) at Joint Training Center-Jordan in November.

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