November 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


Although the United States has enjoyed an asymmetrical logistical advantage since the end of World War II, emerging needs associated with the sustainment of fuel requirements in future battlefields have presented challenges for military leadership and the warfighter alike. Johannes Schmidt, U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, elaborates.

According to a video from DSTA tweeted on November 9 by Ng Eng Hen and information published by Jr Ng in Asian Military Review, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) have put into service a new bridging variant of the Hunter armoured fighting vehicle called the Hunter Armoured Vehicle-Launched Bridge (HT-AVLB). The new vehicle was unveiled during the Combat Engineers’ 55th Anniversary and commissioned the same day, Jr Ng reports on November 17.

Motovilikhinskie Zavody enterprise delivered a batch of Tornado-G and Tornado-S multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to the Russian army, Rostec said. “The contractual commitments for the delivery of Tornado-G and Tornado-S MLRS have been fulfilled timely and in full volume. The high load switched the enterprise to three working shifts. The plant creates new jobs, increases wages, and re-equips facilities,” it said.

Draken Europe and Elbit Systems UK have announced the signing of a strategic cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the area of Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS). This cooperation will address the growing market interest in the use of uncrewed systems to support contractor-operated Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP is awarded a $153,735,465 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract M67854-16-0006 for Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $2,074,435,899. This contract modification provides for the exercise of options for the procurement of 30 full-rate production ACVs and associated production, fielding and support costs.

Elbit Systems completed the delivery of the Command & Staff Trainer system to the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA). The new training system operates at the Land Training Centre of the RNLA in Amersfoort. As large-scale exercises become less frequent due to cost, with logistical and environmental constraints, the new Command & Staff Trainer system provides the RNLA with a flexible and scalable solution to train commanders and their staff, together with support elements, for contemporary multi-domain warfare.

november According to information published by the United States Department of Defense on November 9, 2022, American company AeroVironment Inc. was awarded an $86,424,635 firm-fixed-price contract to produce more RQ-20B All Environment 3 and the Long Endurance Puma unmanned aircraft systems for US army.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency on November 15 announced that the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Switzerland of Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC) 3 Missile Segment Enhanced (MSE) missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $700 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

Work is currently in progress to increase the firing range and fire accuracy of the TOS-1A Solntsepyok flamethrower, chief engineer of the Omsk Transport-Machine Building Plant (Omsktransmash) Denis Petrov said: “Work is currently underway to increase the firing range and fire accuracy [of the TOS-1A Solntsepyok flamethrower] and simplify the process of target aiming and fire mission fulfillment. First of all, the talk is about an extension of the coverage area,” Petrov said during the Voyennaya Priyomka program on the Zvezda TV channel.

Under the German government’s “Ringtausch” equipment exchange programme, Rheinmetall will soon be supplying the Slovak Republic with Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks and other military hardware. In turn, the Slovak military will be transferring military equipment to Ukraine. This has now been contractually agreed in Brussels between representatives of both countries and Rheinmetall.

According to a report of the U.S Congress published on November 4, 2022, Russia would have ordered around 2,000 UAVs (Unmanned aerial Vehicles) including Shahed-136 and Shahed-131 from Iran which are now used to strike cities and military targets in Ukraine. At the same, United States intelligence services think that Iran could supply Russia with missiles.

According to information published by the Polish Ministry Of Defense on November 14, 2022, as part of a modernization of its armed forces, Poland has launched a program to replace its old BWP-1 tracked armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle). One of the contenders is the Borsuk, a Polish-made tracked IFV that carried out field tests on November 14, 2022.

Defense Technology of Bangladesh-DTB tweeted on November 13 that Chinese-made VT5 main battle tanks purchased from NORINCO had been unloaded. They were not the first tanks of this model to be delivered to Bangladesh: according to the SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) arms trade database, in 2021, China delivered 44 VT5 light tanks to Bangladesh.

On November 10, the European Commission and the High Representative put forward an Action Plan on Military Mobility 2.0 and a Joint Communication on an EU cyber defence policy to address the deteriorating security environment following Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and to boost the EU’s capacity to protect its citizens and infrastructure.

Personnel Anti-Materiel (HEAT/APAM) warheads from General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. Guided by APKWS guidance kits, the rockets went three for three against armored targets, demonstrating their versatility to engage a broad set of targets and enable new missions for warfighters. APKWS guidance kits transform unguided rockets into smart munitions for precision strikes on soft targets, equipment, and armored targets.

Rheinmetall AG on November 14 concluded a purchase contract with MaxamCorp. Holding S.L. of Madrid to acquire the entire share capital of Expal Systems S.A of Madrid, a globally renowned ammunition maker. Completion of the transaction, for which a closing date in summer 2023 is sought, is subject to approval by the competition authorities and other regulatory checks. The purchase price agreed between Rheinmetall and MaxamCorp., which is due after closing, is based on an enterprise value of €1.2 billion.

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