November 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


On November 30, 2022, the company BAE Systems announced that he will be teamed with Elbit Systems of America, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, and QinetiQ Limited on its design for the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) that will replace the Bradley tracked armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) currently in service with the U.S. Army. 

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency on November 29 announced that the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Qatar of the Fixed Site-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (FS-LIDS) System of Systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale..

The Central Research Institute of Precision Machine-Building (TsNIItochmash) delivered to the Russian Defense Ministry the first batch of cartridges for Udav 6P72 pistols, the Kalashnikov Company said: “The institute has supplied the first batch of cartridges for the new 9 mm automatic 6P72 pistol. The cartridges are fitted with a bullet of increased penetration (index 7N42) and a slower bullet (index 7U4)”.

Milrem Robotics and the German defence company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have signed a contract to deliver 14 THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) to Ukraine. Of the 14 vehicles, 7 will be configured for casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and are scheduled to be delivered by the end of this year. The other 7, to be delivered in the second quarter of 2023, will be configured for road clearance with payloads from the French defence manufacturer CNIM Systèmes Industriels. The effort is being funded by the German Ministry of Defence.

According to information published by the International press agency Reuters on November 28, 2022, the American company Boeing submitted a proposal to the United States Department of Defense to supply Ukraine Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), a guided rocket artillery ammunition that will increase firing range of M142 HIMARS rocket launcher vehicles up to 150 km. Using a standard guided rocket, the HIMARS has a maximum firing range of 70 km. 

As written by Roberto Caiafa in InfoDefensa on November 25, as expected since even before the tender was published, the Centauro II armored vehicle proposed by the CIO consortium formed equally by Iveco Defense Vehicles and Leonardo has been selected by the Brazilian Army to become its new wheeled combat vehicle, which the land force announced this day on the website created for the tender.

According to Emanuel Fabian in the Times of Israel on November 25, the Israeli Defense Ministry announced it has procured 50 armored vehicles for the Israel Defense Force (IDF) to use in its near-nightly raids across the West Bank. Israeli troops have repeatedly come under Palestinian fire during the operations. The Israeli Defense ministry says the Plasan ‘Sand Cat’ vehicles were obtained through an “expedited” order, amid the West Bank operations.

According to information obtained by Army Recognition from the Luxembourg Ministry of Defense, six Czech-made Primoco One 150 UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) were delivered to Ukraine by Luxembourg. These drones were purchased by Luxembourg as part of military aid to the Ukrainian armed forces following the invasion of the country by Russian troops.

On November 23, 2022, the United States Department of Defense released information about the new military aid package for Ukraine including the delivery of Additional munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) as well as other types of ammunition for small arms and artillery systems.

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