May 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


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.

Since World War 1, Arquus has been the main provider of the French Army’s fleet of military vehicles, as wheeled vehicles still remain much more numerous than tracked ones. Among the sites operated by Arquus throughout France, Garchizy (located between Nevers and Bourges) plays a strategic role in the maintenance of the vehicles in operational condition (MCO, Maintenance en Condition Opérationnelle).

Defence Technology Institute (DTI) has delivered a command vehicle variant of the Norinco VN1 8×8 armored vehicle to Royal Thai Army’s Cavalry Center based at Fort Adisorn, Saraburi province, on 5 May 2022, Military Leak reports. The Defence Technology Institute (DTI) is a research and development agency operating as a public organization under the oversight of the Thai Ministry of Defence.

On May 13, 2022, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby announced the deployment of U.S. troops to Europe to replace forces ordered there earlier this year. Kirby said Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered the deployment of around 10,500 personnel in the coming months to replace Army units ordered to the region in advance of, and in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Jim Garamone reports..

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