August 2020 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


The EODH company, based in Lakkoma, has unveiled a new armored vehicle called Hoplite, after the name of the famous Antique Greek soldier, Paul Antonopoulos reports in the Greek City Times. The modular vehicle is designed to meet both military and security requirements, Ptisi reported.

According to information released by the website, on August 22, 2020, Spanish Ministry of Defense and the companies Indra Sistemas, Santa Bárbara Sistemas, Sapa Placencia and Escribano Mechanical & Engineering and Sapa could sign next week a contract for the production for the first series of 348 units of the 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle (VCR) Dragon for the Spanish Army.

Out with the old, in with the new, as writes Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. The U.S. Marine Corps presents a single source solution to its multi-role radar system and ground weapons locating radar requirements with the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar produced by Northrop Grumman. The G/ATOR will provide enhanced expeditionary capabilities and will replace legacy radar system, the AN/TPS-59, after Sept. 30, 2020.

According to a contract released by the U.S. DoD (Department of Defense) on August 19, 2020, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, St. Petersburg, Florida, received a ceiling increase modification in the amount of $48,901,837 to an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production of Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1.

According to a press release published by the Australian MoD (Ministry of Defense) on August 17, 2020, Australian MoD Defence has signed a $5.3 million contract extension with BAE Systems Australia to provide technical support to the Army’s Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) M113AS4 fleet for another three years, securing continued employment for 20 Adelaide staff.

According to information published by the Russian press agency TASS on August 19, 2020, the Russian Defense Ministry signed an additional deal to the contract for the supply of 168 BMP-3 IFV. The infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) will have reinforced protection against antitank missiles, modern optical and electronic devices, and laser light for night combat. The upgraded BMPs are to be delivered in 2020. Experts believe they will reinforce the ground troops in the south of the country, the Izvestia daily writes.

According to news released by the U.S. Embassy in Belize, on August 6, 2020, the United States Government has donated an ambulance, six vehicles, and aircraft and vehicle parts valued at $1 million to the Belize Ministry of National Security in a handover ceremony at Force Headquarters on Price Barracks. The donation was funded by U.S. Southern Command’s Building Partner Capacity and Foreign Military Financing programs through the U.S. Embassy’s Security Cooperation Office.

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