JUNE 2021 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


Thales Australia, Microsoft and Australian SMEs Myriad Technologies, archTIS and Fortifyedge have partnered to launch Nexium Defence Cloud Edge (NDC Edge), a secure Tactical cloud computing capability at the edge of the battlespace. As military operations become increasingly data-driven, timely access to important information and applications is critical for the Australian Defence Force.

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has been awarded an extension to the CROWS IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity) frame contract with the US Army first announced September 14, 2018. This extension is valued at approximately 500 MUSD and is contingent upon future demand and annual allocations.

According to a tweet from the French Directorate General for Armament dated June 2, the DGA has just validated the transport of the Serval, French Army’s future armored reconnaissance vehicle, by an amphibious helicopter carrier (Porte-Hélicoptères Amphibie), a fast amphibious landing craft (Engin de Débarquement Rapide) and a maritime transport barge (Chaland de Transport Maritime).

Rheinmetall announced on June 2 the delivery of the first 25 Boxer 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) to the Australian Army under the $5.2 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability project. Minister for Defence Peter Dutton MP visited Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland, to review the Boxer vehicles.

According to information published by Pars Today, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran unveiled its three new weapon systems in the fields of drones, radar as well as the 9-Dey air defense missile system. The “9 DEY” surface-to-air missile is designed to intercept a range of air threats, such as ballistic missiles, UAVs, and helicopters.

Saab, in cooperation with the U.S. Army and Raytheon Missiles & Defense, has successfully demonstrated the new Guided Multipurpose Munition (GMM). The GMM System Capability Demonstration was a joint activity between Saab and Raytheon Missiles & Defense, funded under a U.S. Government Rapid Innovation Funding (RIF) effort awarded by the U.S. Army.

A reconnaissance robot built by a deputy company commander at a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) coastal defense brigade is reportedly undergoing combat tests and will soon start missions, which reflects the PLA's grassroots-level modernization, analysts said on June 1. Liu Xuanzun reports in Global Times.

After five years of tests, research and development, the Belgian company Sky-Hero is launching the Loki Mk2, a tactical intervention drone intended for indoor use. The device fulfills all the expectations of civil protection forces: fast handling, 100% on-board technology, maneuverability, precision, daytime and night-time observation and evolution capability, with a sturdy, light design. The Belgian company has already equipped the main American, German, French, Belgian, Swiss and many other special forces.

TRD, also known as Tiny Red Dot, a provider of handheld and integrated C-UAS solutions for law enforcement and commercial security applications, is set to expand its presence in North America, Latin America, and the Middle East markets following its unparalleled success in Southeast Asia.

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