November 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


According to information published by the Polish News website "I.PL" on November 9, 2022, Polish Deputy Prime Minister, and head of the Polish Ministry of National Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak approved a new ambitious defense program with the national defense industry to integrate HIMARS and Chunmoo rocket launcher weapon station on Polish Jelcz truck chassis.

According to India Today on November 10, Indian company Kalyani Strategic Systems Limited on November 9 announced it has received an order worth USD 155million for supplying 155mm towed howitzers to be delivered over a 3-year timeframe. The company did not disclose the buyer, saying simply that it is in a "non-conflict zone".

On 11 October, Operation EUNAVFOR Med Irini conducted an inspection of the merchant vessel MV Meerdijk off the coast of Libya. The ship was found to be transporting armored vehicles for military use in Libya suspected to be in breach of the UN arms embargo. Army Recognition formally identifies these armored vehicles as BATT-UMG manufactured by TAG.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency on November 9 announced that the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Lithuania of M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Launchers and related equipment for an estimated cost of $495 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

According to information and pictures published on the Twitter account of "RonKainen" on November 9, 2022, hundreds of retired US Marines M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) were sent from Sierra Army Depot to Anniston U.S. Army Depot to be rebuilt and upgraded to the M1A2 SEP V3 version for future delivery to U.S. Army.

Elbit Systems UK’s subsidiary Instro Precision Technologies (Instro) has been awarded a contract to provide another consignment of its XACT nv33 Night Vision Goggles to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). This follows the successful delivery of XACT nv33 NVGs that have been deployed across various military elements including the new Ranger Regiment and the RAF Regiment.

Russia and India have discussed prospects for military-technical cooperation, including joint production of modern weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

Northrop Grumman delivered its Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN) space pre-prototype ground system to the U.S. Army for demonstration at Project Convergence 2022 – a military exercise aimed at advancing the Army’s role in Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) capabilities. The pre-prototype is the preliminary model of the first of two space prototypes Northrop Grumman is developing for the Defense Innovation Unit and the Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP) office.

The three legs of the U.S. Nuclear Triad are complementary, offering unique attributes that are mutually supporting. Given the uncertain and increasingly volatile security environment, the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) concluded that a modern Triad possessing attributes of effectiveness, responsiveness, survivability, flexibility, and visibility remains necessary to deter strategic attack, assure allies and partners, and respond in the event of adversary attack.

Textron Systems has invested in designing, demonstrating and maturing ground robotic technologies that incorporate features for transportability, mission flexibility and battlefield agility. Textron Systems and Howe & Howe have developed multiple ground robotic vehicles in a variety of size, weight and power profiles. Textron Systems has developed the Ripsaw M5, Ripsaw M3 Tech Demonstrator, and the RS2 small unmanned ground vehicle.

Soldiers from the British Army’s Global Response Force are putting their desert warfare skills to the test alongside their Moroccan counterparts on Exercise Jebel Sahara, the British Army reports. The exercise has seen Colchester-based A Company Group, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (A Coy Gp, 2 PARA) working in Morocco alongside troops from 2e Brigade d'Infanterie Parachutiste of the Royal Moroccan Army.

Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) completed the final, demanding assessment, during its recent Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E). Completion of IOT&E is the last major test event before the U.S. Army makes the decision to move the program from low-rate initial production to full-rate production, allowing IBCS to be fielded around the world.

On behalf of Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), Rheinmetall is currently conducting the InterRoC research and technology project. The abbreviation stands for Interoperable Robotic Convoy. In the last weeks, the impressive capabilities of this high-tech approach to autonomous driving were on display at two remarkable events.

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