November 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


A new solid-propellant missile paired with Iran’s homegrown air defense system ‘Bavar-373’ was unveiled on Sunday, November 6, Tasnim news agency reports. The new missile, dubbed ‘Sayyad 4B’, has a range of 300 kilometers. In a recent test, the Bavar-373 air defense system is claimed to have successfully hit a target at a distance of over 300 km with the new missile.

Military Africa reports that the Nigerian Army recently took delivery of Streit Group Spartan-MAV armored personnel carriers. A video showing a convoy of more than 30 vehicles conveying around 60 Spartan-MAV armored vehicles was recently published on social media by the Nigerian Army..A total of 177units has been ordered for the Nigerian army

According to information published by the United States Department of Defense on November 2, 2022, The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Finland of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) for M270 MLRS and related equipment for an estimated cost of $535 million.

According to a Tweet published by the Czech Ministry of Defense on November 4, 2022, the Czech Ministry of Defense in collaboration with the local defense industry will renovate 90 Soviet-made T-72B Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) with the support of the Netherlands and the United States that will be supplied to Ukraine. 

According to information published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) on November 4, 2022, the United States announces a new military aid to Ukraine of approximately $400 million including funding to refurbish HAWK air defense missile systems and M1117 4x4 armored security vehicles, T-72B refurbished tanks, 1,100 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems and Armored Riverine Boats.

According to pictures released on the Facebook account of "Korea Defense Blog", the South Korean AS21 Redback tracked armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle has undergone field test evaluations in Poland. It could be the next generation of tracked armored IFVs for the Polish army after the selection of the South Korean K2 tanks and the K9 155mm self-propelled howitzer. 

Bayraktars unmanned combat UAVs (UCAVs) that, on the one hand, carry out reconnaissance missions, and on the other hand, are capable of performing combat missions as well. The delivery of the first batch of Bayraktar TB2s marks a major stage in the process of the Polish Armed Forces’ modernization equipping them with modern equipment.

The 25th U.S. Infantry Division and Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center held an opening ceremony for the JPMRC rotation 23-01 on October 20, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The combat training center rotation will run through Nov. 10, providing realistic training designed to build readiness and enhance interoperability throughout the Indo-Pacific region. The 25th Infantry Division, alongside units from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines will experience all-domain training challenges in conditions that realistically mimic the operational environment they may experience in crisis or conflict.

At Indo Defence 2022 currently taking place in Djakarta, Roketsan announced its first export deal for its long-range land-to-land missile Khan to Indonesia, a company official said on October 3, Daily Sabah reports. Talking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Roketsan’s Assistant General Manager Murat Kurtuluş mentioned the importance of the Southeast Asian market for the company.

First edition of Indo Defense since 2018, Arquus is eager to renew its commitment there in favor of the main Indonesian defense companies, as with PT Pindad, a long-time partner of Arquus. On this occasion, Arquus presents a VAB Mk3 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) under the flag of PT Pindad. The VAB Mk3 is exhibited in a configuration specifically designed for Indonesia, with several adaptations made by PT Pindad: the Anoa 3.

The Kalashnikov Group has started to deliver advanced quadrotors to Russian troops, Group President Alan Lushnikov said: “We did not announce this but we are already delivering quadrotors to the army. There is a whole product line. We are already batch-producing and delivering part of them. Some are being developed and their serial production will start next year. We offer a very diverse range, namely, reconnaissance and other types. This is a very important area and we pay serious attention to it,” Lushnikov said.

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