May 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


Allen-Vanguard, a global leader in providing customized solutions for defeating Radio Frequency based terrorist and extremist threats, has delivered Explosive Threat Reduction Team (ETRT) training courses to Somalia security forces personnel. The innovative courses are designed to enhance Somalia’s indigenous capability to detect and destroy Explosive Ordnance (EO) and conduct Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD).

BAE Systems announced on May 20 that the first four CV90 Combat Support Vehicles were delivered to the Norwegian Armed Forces during a ceremony hosted by local industry partner Ritek AS in Levanger, Norway. The four vehicles are the first of 20 modernized CV90 engineering vehicles BAE Systems will deliver, in partnership with Ritek and the Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency.

The U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency on May 19 announced that the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Egypt of TOW 2A Radio Frequency (RF) Missiles, Support, and related equipment for an estimated cost of $691 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

The United States announced on May 19 that another tranche of presidential drawdown support is headed to Ukraine. The latest package is worth $100 million and mostly includes more of the same items the U.S. has sent to Ukraine in the past. C. Todd Lopez, U.S. Department of Defense, reports. The new U.S. military aid for Ukraine includes M777 155mm towed howitzers and  AN/TPQ-36 counter-artillery radars.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines has a need to supply Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAP) 4x4 total of 900 vehicles for security and anti-insurgency in the country, Defense Studies reports. Hence, Chaiseri Metal & Rubber Co. Ltd. has offered its First Win 4x4 wheeled armored vehicle in a left-hand drive version to the Philippines which could order 200 units.

EU foreign ministers have agreed to allocate an additional €500 million from the European Peace Facility for arms supplies to Ukraine. This will bring the total amount of the EU military support to Ukraine to €2 billion. At the same time, however, ministers failed to agree on a sixth package of sanctions against Russia and an oil ban, EU High Representative Josep Borrell reported last night.

At Uralvagonzavod, which is part of the UVZ concern of the Rostec State Corporation, a solemn dispatch of a train of T-90M "Proryv" tanks to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation took place on May 17. The event was attended by the leaders and employees of the enterprise, as well as the rector of the church in the name of the Holy Right-Believing Grand Duke Dimitry Donskoy, Archpriest John Bragin, Rostec writes.

According to what Soňa Fialová published in ekonomickydenik-cz on May 16, a proposal to acquire German Leopard tanks may be coming to the Czech government this week in the framework of a donation procedure of its own T-72 tanks to Ukraine. The Minister of Defense Jana Černochová and her team managed to negotiate a variant in which the Czech Republic will receive from Germany a donation of 20 Leopard 2 A4 tanks and will buy 40 Leopard 2A7 tanks.

The Slovenian government, represented by the European procurement organization OCCAR, and ARTEC, a consortium of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall, have signed a contract for the delivery of 45 Boxer armored vehicles in four different variants. The volume of the order amounts to EUR 281.5 million. Delivery of the Boxer vehicles is scheduled to begin in 2024 and be completed in 2026. Now that EU and NATO member Slovenia has joined the Boxer program, it has six user states.

Elbit Systems announced on May 16 that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC, was awarded a delivery order valued at $49 million for the supply of Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle (SBNVG) systems to the U.S. Marines Corps. The order will be executed in Roanoke, Virginia and will be supplied through September 2023. This additional order is part of a $249 million five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from September 6, 2019.

According to information published on May 16, 2022, the U.S. Army recently awarded the Javelin Joint Venture two production contracts for Javelin anti-tank missiles and associated equipment and services with a total value of $309 million. These contracts include more than 1,300 Javelin missiles funded from the recent Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act and orders for several international customers including Norway, Albania, Latvia, and Thailand.

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