MAY 2021 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Dr. Nebojsa Stefanovic and Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Army General Milan Mojsilovic attended the handover of T-72MS tanks (in fact T-72B1MS White Eagle, according to Army Recognition's analysis) and BRDM-2MS armored reconnaissance cars from a donation from the Russian Federation to Serbia at the Mija Stanimirovic barracks in Nis, the Serbian Ministry of Defense reports on its website.

The Portuguese Army has awarded Rheinmetall an order for 1,500 LM-LowProfile laser modules. The contract, booked back in October 2020, calls for delivery of the devices in three lots. Delivery is to be complete by the third quarter of 2021. The order is worth a figure in the low single-digit million-euro range. In carrying out the order, Rheinmetall is cooperating closely with its local sales partner, NT Group Portugal.

Dutch defense company AEC Skyline and Europe's leading robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics signed a Memorandum of Understanding last week to cooperate in the development of unmanned systems. The MoU that was signed by Stef Have, director of AEC Skyline Holding and Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics paves the way for joint development, testing and validation of products and software in the fields of activity of both parties.

Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sighting technology, has once again advanced the standard for pistol-mounted optics with the release of the next generation Acro red dot sights. These second-generation sights incorporate an improved LED emitter coupled with a higher capacity CR2032 battery to provide five years (50,000 hours) of constant-on power while getting you on target faster and more accurately.

According to information published on May 18, 2021, American company AM General, a global leader in military-grade tactical vehicles and mobility systems, recently received a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract from the United States Army to provide two HUMVEE 2-CT Hawkeye 105mm Mobile Howitzer Systems (MHS) for the U.S. Army’s characterization test.

According to Rostec, testing equipment increases the combat readiness of equipment up to one and a half times. In addition, the 1I37M tools increase the firing accuracy by 1.2 or 1.3 times by improving the quality of parameter setting and taking into account corrections for the individual angle of departure of each projectile and preserve the resource of the gun barrel.

Russia’s Rosoboronexport state arms seller has signed contracts worth $4 billion in 2021, Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheyev said at the HeliRussia 2021 exhibition: “We have signed contracts worth more than $4 billion this year. Our order portfolio is at $52.1 billion,” the CEO said. Rosoboronexport is a subsidiary of Russia’s Rostec state hi-tech corporation.

According to a tweet published by Nicholas Drummond on May 19, 2021, German company ARTEC, a joint venture of Kraus-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall Defense has developed a new variant of the Boxer 8x8 wheeled armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) for a Middle East customer fitted with a remote weapon station Protector RT60 from Norwegian company Kongsberg defense.

The Chilean Investigative Police (PDI) accepted the proposals from Centurion Armor, Comercial Raptor, Consorcio 7M Group and GIG Abogados SpA, Ferexpo, Innova Tecnológica SpA, SFA Seguridad y Protección Limitada, TSD, Voin Solutions SpA and WLP in the act of opening of bids for the tender for the purchase of two 4x4 armored vehicles, Nicolas Garcia reports in InfoDefensa.

Commtact Ltd, a leading provider of advanced wireless communications solutions for manned and unmanned platforms on the ground, in the air or at sea, announces that its EMDLS datalink radio units have recently undergone harsh testing cycles administered for the U.S. Army as per known MIL-810 and MIL-461 standards.

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