September 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


AeroVironment a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems on September 20 announced it received two firm-fixed-price US Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract awards totaling $20,868,105 to provide Puma 3 AE small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS), initial spares packages, training and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) to two allied nations.

Otokar, Turkey’s global land systems manufacturer, participates in Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) on September21-25, in the City of Tshwane, South Africa. During the exhibition, Otokar is promoting its broad land systems product range, including 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 tactical wheeled armored vehicles, tracked armored vehicles and weapon systems.

Alcon Components Ltd, a global brake and clutch company, has announced a £300,000 investment in new machinery focussed on increasing production capacity to meet the demands of their growing specialist vehicle division. The investment in new machinery will help service the increasing number of orders being received for volume production braking components from axle manufacturers, military vehicle OEMs and armoured vehicle conversion specialists.

According to David Vergun, of the U.S. DoD, the U.S. Defense Department welcomes Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand's announcement of plans to enlarge Canada's Defense budget and make significant investments in North American Aerospace Defense Command modernization and continental defense, said Air Force Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, commander of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command. The plans, according to Anand, call for spending $40.4 billion over the next 20 years.

Spectra Group, a specialist provider of secure voice, data and satellite communications systems,is celebrating having delivered over 7,000 of the award-winning SlingShot satellite communications systems to regular and specialist forces globally which coincides with their 20thAnniversary and DVD 2002 which is taking place 21-22 September 2022 at Millbrook, England.

After several weeks of hesitation, the German government granted Ukraine's request for additional artillery systems: Germany will supply Ukraine with four more PanzerHaubitze PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers together with an additional ammunition package, the German Defence ministry said on Monday, September 19.

Iran tested this September month its indigenously-produced Fath 360 satellite-guided ballistic missile during military exercises, an apparent bid to match America’s M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) that has been deployed with lethal success in Ukraine, Gabriel Honrada writes in Asia Times.

The Czech Republic's Defence budget could reach 2% of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2024, a year earlier than previously planned, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said, according to Business Standard on September 16. But it will not be easy. In 2022, the Ministry manages a budget of 89 billion Czech crowns ($3 billion).

Matt Yu and Ko Lin report in Focus Taiwan that two Chinese aircraft flew into the southwestern part of Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday, September 17, one of which was a CH-4 Rainbow unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), reportedly detected for the first time operating near Taiwan. The other was a Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).

Rheinmetall has won an important order for special vehicles for the Bundeswehr (German army). The German Armed Forces have contracted with the Düsseldorf-based technology group to supply a total of 48 fuel tank trucks for use at numerous German Army and Air Force airfields. Moreover, an option exists for the procurement of five more vehicles of this type.

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