JUNE 2021 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


According to Gerhard Heiming in Soldat & Technik, on June 8, 2021, the Geman procurement administration BAAINBw took over a system demonstrator HiMoLaP (High Mobile Land-Platform), an amphibious highly mobile land platform for component tests. The FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH (FFG) built the demonstrator on behalf of the BAAINBw after the company had developed solutions to weak points in known articulated vehicle systems and innovative ideas for the vehicle segment in a study - also commissioned by the BAAINBw. The work concentrated on the articulated steering and the drive.

Jankel, a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-specification defence, security and NGO protection systems, has been visited today by Sir Peter Bottomley MP, Member of Parliament for Worthing West. The visit took place at one of Jankel’s production facilities based in Rustington, West Sussex.

In Belarus, tests of a new multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) BM-21B "BelGrad-2" are nearing completion, as reported by the press service of JSC "2566 plant for the repair of electronic weapons", echoed by Novosti. Tests of the prototype MLRS started on June 1 and will last until the 18th. A decision is foreseen to put this MLRS into service with the Belarusian army.

According to the Defense Ministry of Kosovo, the U.S. has delivered at least five M1117 Armored Security Vehicles, Novosti reports. The armored vehicles were transferred last week, but this was reported only now. Kosovo Defense Minister Armen Mehaj examined the supplied armored personnel carriers at the Skenderbeu military base.

The defense technology group KNDS, in which Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Germany) and Nexter (France) merged to form the leading European company for military land systems, ammunition and related services, has presented its key figures for the fiscal year 2020. In 2020, the group achieved remarkable results in an unprecedented context due to the Covid crisis, thus demonstrating its robust business model, its resilience and its strong economic and financial position.

According to B. Carrasco in Infodefensa, the Field Artillery Command (Mando de Artillería de Campaña , MACA) of the Spanish Army has carried out the first firing exercise with the SIAC 155/52 towed howitzer and the new 155 mm extended range ammunition from the Spanish company Expal.

Sensor specialist Hensoldt will modernize the test equipment of the artillery location radar Cobra which is in service with several NATO armies. Under a contract awarded by the multinational procurement organization Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en matière d’Armement (OCCAR) on behalf of Germany and France, Hensoldt will replace the Cobra Radar Environment Simulator (CRES), indispensable for determining optimum deployment and testing system performance.

According to Snhesh Alex Philip in ThePrint, India sets eyes on Russian Sprut-SDM1 light tanks to counter China in the mountainous terrain along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), and will also take part in the trials of the system starting late summer, as the tank is still under development. A figure of 350 light tanks to purchase has been mentioned.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), The Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) commenced bi-lateral theater amphibious combat rehearsal (TACR) training alongside U.S. Marines and Sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, June 7, 2021.

According to the Yenisafak news agency based on information spread by Ukrainian media, Turkish company Aselsan is slated to showcase its Korkut air defense system to the Ukrainian Armed Forces at the 17th edition of the Arms and Security 2021 exhibition to be held in Kiev between June 15-18.

Colonel Antoine Fleuret, C.O. of the 1REG (1er Régiment Etranger de Génie, 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment) of the French Army tweeted on June 9 that his regiment had just received its first Griffon VBMR in command post version (EPC, Engin Poste de Commandement). 18 more Griffons will be delivered to the 1REG within the 12 forthcoming months, he wrote.

Jankel has a long history and outstanding reputation in providing innovative protection and mobility solutions for defence, governments and NGOs operating in high threat environments. Combining expertise from defence and mainstream automotive industries, Jankel has developed a team with vast knowledge in this complex and evolving sector, alongside strong partnerships with the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), to provide class-leading solutions.

Batteries, in one form or another, have existed for over 200 years. They have been used to power everything from modern phones to electric vehicle propulsion systems, and are the key enabler for future renewable energy sources. The demand for energy storage cells will only continue to grow with our increasing demand for electrical systems, particularly in the case of large-scale military platform applications.

Armed forces around the world can now benefit from a unique ‘plug-and-play’ solution that extends the range of legacy tactical radio sets by thousands of kilometres. Spectra Group’s SlingShot system is already in service with several NATO special operations forces. It attaches quickly and simply to legacy UHF or VHF radio sets, providing them with instant access to L-Band satellite frequencies for beyond line of sight (BLOS) voice and data communications.

In early June, the United States delivered $14.9 million worth of 155mm artillery ammunition to the Estonian Defense Forces, and $2.7 million worth of mobile radars (AN/TSQ-288) to the Estonian Navy. Over the next several weeks, the U.S. Navy will support the Estonian Navy with technical training on the radars.

Page 3 of 5