January 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


Twelve year after the production of the first CM-32, Taiwan will begin mass production of its indigenous CM-34 "Clouded Leopard" eight-wheeled armored vehicles in 2019 and is scheduled to have produced 284 other CM-34 by 2023, a Ministry of National Defense (MND) official said Monday. The CM-34 will be also manufactured by the Ordnance Readiness Development Centre.

A 10-year-old plan to acquire 2,600 future infantry combat vehicles for the Indian Army is staring at an uncertain future as it is stuck due "divergent views" among the stakeholders on its implementation, official sources reported to The Economic Times of India. They said another ambitious programme to indigenously manufacture a fleet of modern battle tanks, christened as future ready combat vehicle, is also not moving forward due to procedural delays.

Spain is taking part in the modernization of the Venezuelan army’s tanks despite a European Union-imposed embargo on arms sales to that country, as reported by El Pais. The cross-ministry board that controls Spanish military exports approved the sale of €20 million of AMX-30 tank parts to the government of President Nicolás Maduro in the first quarter of 2018.

For Soldiers worldwide, rifle marksmanship is one of the most basic skills each and every Soldier must possess. Iraqi soldiers are learning how tedious the training can be and what it takes to become an expert marksman. Spc. Jovi Prevot, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard reports.

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