July 2020 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military

 
 
 
 
 

The prototype of the EBRC Jaguar, one of the vehicles of the Scorpion program, was exhibited at the Invalides in the framework of the classic military parade on the Champs Elysées, a parade considerably reduced this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Le Scarabée est un véhicule sans précédent qui a été développé sur fonds propres, en seulement neuf mois. L'objectif est de le proposer plus tard comme concurrent dans le programme de ce que l'armée française appelle VBAE, Véhicule Blindé d’Aide à l’Engagement, qui succédera au VBL (Véhicule Blindé Léger) et VB2L. A voir sur l'E-xpo d'Arquus !

According to an article published in New Zealand Army News magazine Issue 513, June 2020, New Zealand Army has taken delivery of six Polaris MRZR all-terrain vehicles as a part of the Protected Mobility Capability Project. The MRZR 4 is a highly mobile, multi-configurable, off-road vehicle from MRZR range of vehicles developed by Polaris Industries.

The first German Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks refurbished and upgraded for the Hungarian army have been displayed by KMW in Munich, Germany, Defence24 reports. These are a part of an armament and equipment package purchased by Hungary in Germany that includes new MBTs, howitzers, and support vehicles. The Leopard 2A7+ tanks will be delivered later.

The Iranian army began urgently deploying S-300 air defense systems recently received from Russia across the Caspian Sea. According to the Russian press agency TASS, In 2015, Iran has signed a contract with Russia for the delivery of S-300PMU2 air defense missile systems. Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation said in October 2016 that Russia had completed the delivery of S-300 systems to Iran.

Northrop Grumman received a contract award from the U.S. Army’s Project Manager for Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM-MAS) to develop the next generation airburst cartridge for the 30mm XM813 Bushmaster Chain Gun. The gun and ammunition function as a system and will provide greater capability for the Army’s up-gunned Stryker Brigade Combat Team fleets. 30mm airburst ammunition will provide soldiers the ability to defeat difficult targets on today's battlefield.

Cohemo is one of the companies responsible for the modernization of the driving and turret simulators of the Spanish Leopard 2A4 (or Leopard 2E) tanks operated by the cavalry regiments based in Ceuta and Melilla. The project will be executed with a completion date set at the end of 2021.

Cameroon’s police have taken delivery of at least six new armored personnel carriers (APCs), which appear to be Panthera T6s from the United Arab Emirates company MSPV, DefenceWeb reports. A video recently emerged on social media showing six of the vehicles on Cameroon’s streets, and photos posted on Twitter show a similar number of vehicles in police markings.

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