NOVEMBER 2021 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


Jankel, a world-leader in the design and manufacture of high-specification vehicle conversions and protection solutions to defence, security and NGO Customers worldwide, has successfully passed the Belgium MOD’s (BeMOD) Preliminary Technical Acceptance (PTA) project milestone with their new Light Tactical Transport Vehicle (LTTV) and is now entering into high volume production. The LTTV programme will deliver 199 of the Mercedes UNIMOG based vehicles to the BeMOD.

According to information published by the website Urdupoint, Russia has confirmed the supply of Pantsir-S1 air defense cannon/missile systems to Myanmar. Army Recognition already reported in August 2021, that Russian had planned to deliver Pantsir-S1 systems to Myanmar despite February’s military coup in this Southeast Asian country.

According to information published by the French Company Nexter Group on November 25, 2021, On 16 November 2021, NBC-Sys, a subsidiary of the Nexter Group, received several representatives from the French Armament Delegation (DGA) and French Army’s officers at its Saint-Chamond site to inaugurate the new production line of NBC (nuclear, bacteriological and chemical) filter cartridges.

According to information released on November 25, 2021, The SkyWall Patrol Net-Capture and HP47 handheld-jamming systems have been used together by leading specialist law enforcement across Europe since 2016. Combining electronic defeat and physical capture to provide a highly effective CUAS capability. OpenWorks and HP are now combining forces to show a new track-defeat concept at the NATO Technical Interoperability Exercise, inVreDePeel Airbase in the Netherlands.

According to information released on November 25, 2021, Following authorization from the Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA), the French procurement agency, MBDA completed the delivery of a batch of MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée / medium-range missile) to the French Service Interarmées des Munitions (SIMu) on 16 November 2021, which included the 1000th MMP. According to the Loi de Programmation Militaire, the delivery of 1,950 missiles is planned by 2025.

Hensoldt is expanding the performance of its MUSS (= Multifunctional Self-Protection System) self-protection system for armoured vehicles in order to detect and ward off additional, newly emerging threats. With the further development commissioned by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), the "MUSS 2.0" is to be optimised in size, weight and number of assemblies. At the same time, the capabilities in the area of missile, projectile and laser detection are to be doubled.

According to information released by NATO on November 24, 2021, The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has delivered the last batch of 139 armored vehicles VAMTAC ST5 to the Portuguese Army, consisting of eight Emergency Response Vehicles, under the Light Armoured Tactical Vehicle program or Viaturas Taticas Ligeiras Blindades (VTLC).

According to information published by the Swedish company SAAB on November 23, 2021, Saab launches a new mobile high-mast solution with the Finnish partner Conlog Oy, for fast and efficient deployment in order to meet modern threats of low altitude such as cruise missiles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the battlefield of today.

The European company Eurosam promotes its SAMP/T NG (New Generation), an enhanced version of the SAMP/T, fully autonomous, truck-mounted self-propelled air defense missile system. EUROSAM is the leading French-Italian Joint Venture in Europe that designs, produces, sells, exports, and maintains long-range ground and naval-based air defense systems.

According to information released by the Russian press agency TASS on November 16, 2021, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are discussing an option of upgrading the Pantsir-S1 (NATO reporting name: SA-22 Greyhound) antiaircraft missile/gun systems earlier supplied to the country, Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev told TASS at the Dubai Airshow 2021.

The Italian armed forces have a battery of SAMP/T air defense missile system deployed in Kuwait in the framework of Operation Inherent Resolve, a U.S. military's operational name for the International military intervention against ISIL, including both a campaign in Iraq and a campaign in Syria, with a closely-related campaign in Libya.

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