November 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


According to information published on the Facebook account of the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army awarded multiple contract options worth $520.814 million on October 21 and November 2, 2022, to Lockheed Martin for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems in order to replenish GMLRS (Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System) provided from U.S. DoD (Department of Defense) inventory to Ukraine.

According to information published by German company Rheinmetall on November 23, 2022, As part of another backfill activity commissioned by the German government, Rheinmetall is supplying Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles to Greece. The first units of these Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicles were presented as part of the parade of the Hellenic Armed Forces on the occasion of the national holiday on October 28th, 2022, in Thessaloniki.

According to information published by the Finnish company Patria on November 23, 2022, Patria has completed the XA-180 armored personnel vehicle Mid-Life-Upgrade project as the last vehicles have now been delivered to the Finnish Army. The agreement of Mid-Life-Upgrade (MLU) of XA-180 armored personnel carriers was signed by Patria and the Finnish Defence Forces in 2013.

According to information published by BAE Systems on November 21, 2022, Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) from Poland and BAE Systems signed a memorandum of understanding to provide the M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) and other combat vehicle solutions to the Polish Armed Forces, if requested and agreed, to support their Abrams-based heavy brigades.

Germany provides support for Ukraine by supplying equipment and weapons, these come from supplies of the Federal Arms Forces and from deliveries from industry financed from the Federal Government’s funds for security capacity building. Among these impressive deliveries, there will be 8 Oshkosh M1070 heavy tank transport tractors, a vehicle type that is not in service with the Bundeswehr (German army).

On November 16, President of the Hungarian Republic Katalin Novák and Minister of Defense Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky visited the Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system, Hungary Today reports. Minister Szalay-Bobrovniczky said that, among other things, they were shown the combined air defense system that Hungary should study in light of the Polish missile incident on November 15.

On November 10, the DGA announced that it had delivered to the Ground Force (Armée de Terre), on October 25, five new intelligence mini-drone systems (SMDR) pursuant to a contract notified at the end of 2016 to the company Thales. The SMDR is a medium-range surveillance drone system designed to collect real-time, day and night, environmental and target acquisition information.

According to Yusuf Çetiner in Overt Defense, the JARMOL laser system developed for the Turkish Gendarmerie General Command was showcased by Tübitak Informatics and Information Security Advanced Technologies Research Center (BİLGEM) for the first time. The Tübitak Gebze Complex’s BİLGEM High Power Laser Research Center Integration Laboratory and Test Tunnel served as the site of the system’s presentation and demonstration.

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