February 2021 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


Soucy International, Defense Division, has been awarded a contract to manufacture and deliver prototype Segmented Composite Rubber Track (SCRT) systems for the U.S Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) as part of the Platform Electrification and Mobility (PEM) project. This project has been created to help develop, integrate and test essential electrification and mobility technologies necessary for soldier experimentation of manned and unmanned Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) platforms.

According to a statement published by the British MoD (Ministry of Defense) on February 12, 2021, The United Kingdom has donated 100 Armoured Patrol Vehicles Land Rover RWMIK (Revised Weapons Mounted Installation Kit) to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) to tackle the threat from terrorism on its border with Syria, which is frequently used by violent extremists and smugglers.

ECA Group unveils the latest upgrades brought to its Cameleon Unmanned Ground Vehicle. This MK3 version enhances its capabilities for Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and Ordnance Explosive Devices (OED) clearance missions, ease of use and compatibility with ECA Group UGV range.

Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel, announced that one of its Ops-Core Fast Helmet Systems passed U.S. Government First Article Testing (FAT), a first for a helmet providing protection against a prevalent higher level threat.

Together, France and Germany strive for a new generation of armoured vehicles: the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS). MGCS is the Main Battle Tank and intelligently networked ground combat centre of the future, to be created by 2035 in a Franco-German cooperation. Hensoldt can support the project with networked electronic, sensory and optronics systems.

Russia’s latest Udar robotic vehicle will be capable of moving on the battlefield autonomously and interacting with drones, Armament Cluster Industrial Director at the state tech corporation Rostec Bekkhan Ozdoyev told TASS on February 11. The Udar robot based on the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle was unveiled at the Russian Defense Ministry’s Innovation Day exhibition in 2015.

Newly arrived U.S. Army soldiers from Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland, performed crew level maneuver platform gunnery qualification tables on a range at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, to prove their weapons skills as vital members in Battle Group Poland’s collective defense team. Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Bryson, Battle Group Poland, reports.

The U.S. Department of Defense annpunced on February 10 that BAE Systems Land & Armaments is awarded an $183,840,645 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification to previously awarded contract M67854-16-0006 for Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $3,304,536,113.

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