June 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


As reported by Boyko Nikolov in Bulgarian Military, the Finnish sniper weapon system Sako TRG M10 was selected for the new long-range rifle by the Canadian government and according to information circulated in the Canadian media 229, units of this sniper rifle should be delivered by the end of 2022.

The Swiss government has shortlisted BAE Systems’ Archer 155mm mobile howitzer as one of the systems going into the final round of competition for its future artillery system. The Swiss Federal Office for Defense Procurement, known as armasuisse, received multiple proposals submitted by several companies for the competition.

MBDA presents Akeron, a unique family of 5th-generation tactical combat missiles, a quantum leap from the third and fourth-generation weapons currently available on the market. This family includes the MMP and MHT missiles, now renamed Akeron MP and Akeron LP respectively.

MOSCOW, June 9. /TASS-DEFENSE/. Russian Kub and Lancet kamikaze drones are actively engaged in Ukraine, Rostec said: “Kub and Lancet successfully perform in combat operations. They are fast, silent, easy to operate, fly dozens of kilometers and enjoy a high precision,” it said.

The U.S. Department of Defense on June 8 announced that Sig Sauer was awarded a $157,300,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the production of .300 Norma Magnum M1163 ball ammunition and .338 NM armor-piercing M1162 cartridges. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 7, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

The first shipment of Mk 2 canister launchers for Australia’s future National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) has arrived at Raytheon Australia’s Centre for Joint Integration, Defense Brief reports. Kongsberg Defence Australia (KDAu) announced the milestone after the components arrived in Australia from Kongsberg’s Norwegian facilities.

The Armored Group (TAG) on June 3 announced that it received an order for approximately $23.2 million to provide armored military vehicles to support the mission of an undisclosed Eastern European country’s armed forces. The order includes 100 vehicles, the first batch of which will be delivered to the customer during the month of June 2022.

According to Defense Studies, the Royal Thai Army (RTA) has planned to repair and manufacture spare parts and components for Ukrainian tanks, armored vehicles and pieces of equipment, using its own inventory in Thailand. This includes BTR-3E1, BTR-4MV1 8x8 armored personnel carriers, Oplot-T main battle tanks and KraZ 6322 trucks.

According to Kelvin Chen in Taiwan News, the Taiwanese army has purchased 50 sets of tactical short-range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in order to strengthen the reconnaissance capabilities of the army’s joint battalions, the Army Command said on Monday, June 6.

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