October 2020 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


OshoCorp Global is selected by the Indian Army after nearly four years of selection process for development & supply of Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) under Make II guidelines of Ministry of Defence, Government of India, and project sanction order is issued to OshoCorp, ESDPA reports.

According to information published by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency on October 30, 2020, the U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of Javelin missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $46 million.

Russia has completed trials of S-300V4 air defense system. Test launches confirmed it can shoot down existing targets and prospective weapons that are designed, including hypersonic missiles. Experts believe S-300V4 with new missiles will provide reliable defense against foreign designs 10-15 years ahead, the Izvestia daily writes.

Spectra Group (UK) Ltd, world-leading provider of high-grade information security and communication capabilities, has announced the addition of a new product to their portfolio: the SlingShot Tactical Operations Centre System (STOCS). Spectra’s STOCS adds additional capability and operability to the already hugely successful SlingShot tactical satellite communications system.

The 7th Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins (which could be appromùitaly translated into « Battalion of Alpine Hunters ») of the 27th French Mountain Infantry Brigade received a first dozen four-seater Polaris Ranger 1000 XP and twin-seater Sportsman Touring 1000 XP quads mounted on removable tracks.

As one of seven European users of the CV90, the Royal Netherlands Army operates 144 CV90s. Being a part of the CV90 family means that the user is working closely and continuously with BAE Systems to improve the vehicle’s current capabilities and looking at investments that will ensure the Dutch Army’s CV90s stay relevant for future challenges.

Solnechnogorsk Mechanical Plant delivered cargo parachutes MKS 350-12M of the second series to the Defense Ministry ahead of schedule, Technodinamika said. The parachutes are used to drop BMD-4M or BTR-MDM vehicles from Ilyushin Il-76 Candid airlifters. The weight can reach 16,100 kg. The parachute is used together with VPS-14 second series pullout system designed by the Institute of Parachute Construction of Technodinamika.

According to information published on October 27, 2020, American Company GM Defense LLC, a subsidiary of General Motors, is celebrating the first delivery of the Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) – a light and agile all-terrain troop carrier intended to transport a nine-Soldier infantry squad and their equipment – to the U.S. Army as part of a $214.3 million contract awarded in June. GM Defense will manufacture 649 ISVs and will support the production of up to 2,065 vehicles with additional authorization over eight years. 

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