August 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military

 
 
 
 
 

According to a PR published by Armaments Research Company, Inc. (ARC) on August 10, 2022, the technology and data company serving national security and public safety customers, announced their Internet-of-Things (IoT) full-stack technology will be introduced in the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program of record, in partnership with Sig Sauer.

The State Department has made a determination approving a possibleForeign Military Sale to the Government of Brazil of Javelin Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of up to $74 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 9.

Mercury Systems Inc., a leader in trusted, secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, announced it received a $12 million order from a leading defense prime contractor to provide advanced trusted and secure manufacturing and packaging for their GPS modules. The GPS modules will enable precision munition capabilities for the U.S. Army. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

According to a video published on the Telegram account of "Реальная Война | Украина" on August 9, 2022, Turkey may have delivered 4x4 armored vehicles called Kirpi to Ukraine. If the information is true, this delivery could compromise the good relations between Turkey and Russia. For the moment, there is no official information from the Turkish government.

According to information published by the International Press Agency Reuters on August 5, 2022, the United States is preparing new military aid to Ukraine for an amount of $1 billion including new munitions for M142 HIMARS MLRS (Multiple Rocket Launcher System), NASAMS surface-to-air missiles and 50 M113 tracked armored vehicles in ambulance configuration.

Despite the economic sanctions against Russia following the invasion of Ukraine, the production of military equipment continues and the Uralvagonzavod company, the producer of tanks for the Russian armed forces, announced the delivery of a new batch of T-90M Proryv main battle tanks (MBTs) and BREM-1M tracked armored recovery tank to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

As reported by Ford Hood Sentinel on August 4, troopers with the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment “Garryowen”, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are working with the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team members to test different versions of the RCV platforms until late summer 2022.

The first six, of a total of 33 Oshkosh Defense JLTVs that are expected to be delivered to North Macedonia by the end of 2022, were unloaded on July 23, Defense Brief Reports. According to photos shared by defense minister Slavjanka Petrovska, the JLTVs were transported alongside 180 Textron M1117 ASV Guardian armored vehicles that have been donated to Greece by the United States.

According to information published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) on August 2, 2022, the U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) System Missiles, THAAD Fire Control and Communication Stations, and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.245 billion.

According to information published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) on August 2, 2022, the U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of PATRIOT MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical Ballistic Missiles (GEM-T) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.05 billion.

According to information published by the Israeli company Rafael on August 2, 2022, the US Army, in conjunction with the Israeli Ministry of Defense’s Israeli Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) took a critical step toward fielding the first of two RAFAEL-made Iron Dome Defense System-Army (IDDS-A) batteries. IDDS-A will defend supported forces within fixed and semi-fixed locations against sub-sonic Cruise Missiles (CM), Groups 2&3 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and rockets, artillery, and mortar threats.

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