September 2020 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


According to a press release published on September 8, 2020, following a joint R&D program led by the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), in the Israel Ministry of Defense, with leading drone developer, XTEND, and the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), of the U.S. Department of Defense, an operational pilot program has been launched employing Sparrowhawk drones in the defense of U.S. Special Forces. 

China will participate in the Kavkaz-2020 strategic military drills to be held later this month in Russia, with troops attached to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Command joining militaries from Russia and other participating countries in joint strike and battlefield control exercises, the Chinese Defense Ministry announced on Sept. 10. India, which also has close military ties with Russia, has withdrawn from the upcoming drills amid border tensions with China. Liu Xuanzun reports on Global Times.

Hungary is the first NATO and EU member nation to order Rheinmetall’s newly developed Lynx infantry fighting vehicle. This important contract represents a major breakthrough in the global defence market for the Düsseldorf-based technology group’s innovative new combat vehicle.

As a leader in cross domain solution technology, INFODAS continues to provide innovative high-end security hardware and software solutions for mission critical environments in the public sector and critical infrastructure. After an in-depth assessment that lasted seven years, the German Federal Office of Information Security (BSI) has issued a SECRET approval for the SDoT Labelling Service.

The Brazilian army is considering modernizing 26 BAE Systems AAV7A1/CLAnf amphibious assault vehicles, a total composed of twenty-two AAVP-7A1 troop carriers, two AAVC-7A1 command posts and two AAVR-7A1 recovery vehicles. The fleet has been operated by the Amphibious Vehicles Battalion (BtlVtrAnf) of the Brazilian Marine Corps since 1986.

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command is certified as small Unmanned Aircraft System operators at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, after months of training for the capability to use these small drones to get aerial depictions of a given terrain. 1st Lt. Heather Chairez, Marine Corps Forces South, reports.

In the presence of Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin in the testing area of the Technical Test Centre in Nikinci, as part of internal tests of Modular multiple missile system LRSVM M18 Oganj, a guided missile Alas with self-guidance head was launched to test the characteristics of the ground station for missile guidance, integration of container and accompanying electronic equipment.

Vice President of India, and Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G. Satheesh Reddy have congratulated Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for successfully conducting test flight of Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle by using indigenous scramjet engine. « This is an important milestone in our quest towards achieving self-reliance », Vice President of India wrote. (Picture source:

Contemporary concept of warfare is characterised by a requirement to replace personnel in all potentially dangerous and life-threatening situations. The Serbian Armed Forces have recognised this requirement and on those very grounds they have developed and introduced in arms and military equipment system a remotely controlled fighting unmanned ground platform “Miloš N”.

Pictures have just popped up on Caesar@Ninja998998’s Twitter account, showing two of the M113 APCs that the U.S Army had modified to make them somwhat look like BMP-1s and to use them as OPFOR (OPPosition FORce) vehicles for training in the 1980s and 1990s. They were sold to Lebanon which apparently (these pictures are not dated) continues t use them.

On September 2, the Armored Instruction Section of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion (School) - “Regimento Sampaio” conducted specific training for crossing a watercourse for 34 drivers of Armored Personnel Transport Vehicles (VBTP) Guarani.

Tornado-S multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) can now fire a longer-range missile distinguished by high precision. Flight parameters are preset to guide each missile to the target in flight.

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