June 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


According to information published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) on June 23, 2022, President Joe Biden has given the United States DoD (Department of Defense) authorization for a drawdown of up to $450 million to meet Ukraine's critical arms needs in the face of the Russian invasion including four additional M142 HIMARS Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS). According to a video published by Pavlo Narozhnyy, the first batch of US M142 HIMARS has conducted its first combat operations in Ukraine.

The French Defense Procurement Agency DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) announced on June 20 a new “optional tranche” contract awarded to Safran Electronics & Defense for FURIOUS (FUturs systèmes Robotiques Innovants en tant qu’OUtilS), a science and technology program that aims to develop innovative robotic systems for mounted and dismounted warfighters.

The U.S. Marine Corps’ latest Force Design 2030-driven change comes in the form of a trailer and brings to mind the wise words of World War II U.S. Army Gen. Omar Bradley, “Amateurs talk strategy, professionals discuss logistics”. Marine Corps Systems Command will soon field the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle-Trailer in support of Force Design’s light fleet modernization efforts. 1st Lt. Isaac Lamberth, Marine Corps Systems Command, reports on USMC's website.

According to a tweet from Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak on June 20, the first batch of 70 units among the 300 Cougar MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles ordered in 2021 has just arrived in Poland. The ex-U.S. Army surplus vehicles will soon be delivered to military units located in eastern Poland.

Soldiers of the U.S. Army and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) participated in the culminating field training exercise for Exercise Tiger Balm 2022 on June 15, 2022. Tiger Balm is a U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored bilateral training event with SAF as part of the USARPAC Theater Security Cooperation Program conducted during the annual Operation PATHWAYS series of exercises. Spc. Mebea Demelash reports.

MOSCOW, June 22. /TASS-DEFENSE/. The first Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will go on combat duty in Russia in the end of 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “The Sarmat heavy intercontinental ballistic missile was successfully test-launched. The first such ICBM is to go on combat duty already in the end of this year,” he said at a meeting with graduates of higher military educational institutions.

On 21st and 22nd September at UTAC Millbrook, industry and Defence in the Land Equipment sector will meet to discuss Future Soldier and the Land Industrial Strategy (LIS), bringing 'A Decade of Delivery: Transformation and Sustainment' to life through themed areas, presentations, and a 'Boxer Village'.

The GME (Temporary grouping of companies) EBMR (composed of Nexter, Arquus and Thales) and the DGA jointly presented the results of the risk removal study on the integration of lithium-ion batteries in vehicles military in the presence of all project stakeholders and representatives of the technical section of the Army (STAT), the operational energy service (SEO) and the Integrated Structure of the maintenance in operational condition of land equipment (SIMMT).

China carried out a land-based, mid-course antiballistic missile (ABM) technical test on June 19. Conducted at night within the Chinese border, the test reached its desired objective, China's Ministry of National Defense announced in a press release late on the same day. It marks a consecutive year China has conducted this kind of test. A similar test was held in February 2021, according to an announcement of the Chinese Defense Ministry at the time. Liu Xuanzun reports in Global Times.

According to a video published on the new website of General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), the next generation of American-made M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank will be unveiled during the AUSA, the U.S. Army Association Defense Exhibition that will be held in Washington D.C. from 10 to 12 October 2022. In this article, the Army Recognition editorial team explains the new technical features of the Next Generation M1 Abrams.

According to pictures released by the Australian Ministry of Defense, the first Australian Army M113 tracked armored vehicles donated to Ukraine are on their way for delivery. On June 9, 2022, the M113AS4 APCs (Armored Personnel Carrier) from the Australian army were loaded onto an Antonov An-124 cargo aircraft at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland.

According to a statement published by the U.S. Department of Defense on June 15, 2022, after the American HIMARS and the British M270 MLRS Multiple Launch Rockets Systems, Germany has announced the transfer to Ukraine of three M270 Mittleres Artillerie Raketen System (MARS) rocket launcher vehicles and GMLRS guided ammunition from German army stocks.

During an interview with the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis published on the Greek newspaper "Proto Thema" website, the Greek government has confirmed the delivery of 20 to 30 Soviet-made armored vehicles that will be replaced by German-made modern combat vehicles. The armored vehicles promised to Ukraine by Greece are probably Soviet-made BMP-1s in service with the Greek army.

In the pursuit of its internationalization, Novadem will deliver nearly 70 NX70 micro-UAVs to the G5 Sahel Joint Force by the end of summer 2022. Created in 2015 by the states of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, this force brings together 5,000 men to combat cross-border terrorism in the Sahel region.

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