June 2018 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


Cooperation between European air defense missile manufacturer Eurosam and Turkish defense organizations will provide technology transfer to Turkey and bring the opportunity of export to third party markets, Ambassador of Italy to Ankara Luigi Mattiolo told Hürriyet Daily News, as the two sides advance talks on the Turkish procurement of the SAMP-T missile system.

A collaboration that developed a damage detection device for military body armour has won an accolade for innovation. Cardiff University’s School of Engineering joined forces with California-headquartered Microsemi to develop A-Ultra – a lightweight hand-held system that uses ultrasound to spot damage to personal protective equipment. UK ahe collaboration picked up the Business Innovation prize at this year’s Cardiff University Innovation and Impact Awards.

German Company Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH (FFG) has won a tender to supply tracked Armored Combat Support Vehicle (ACSV), for the Norwegian armed forces, the company announced on 30 May, 2018. The FFG ACSV has been selected by the Norwegian armed forces as part of its logistic and support vehicle recapitalization program.

Germany could acquire soon medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned air vehicle (UAV) Heron TP manufactured by Israeli Company IAI that is able to carry air-to-surface missiles. This is the first time that German army (Bundeswehr) requests the use of drones that that can be weaponized.

India is set to place an order for Israeli ‘Spike’ missiles in a bid to boost its anti-tank capability against arch rival Pakistan, a person with knowledge of the matter said. The Indian army wants to buy the Spike missile as a "stop-gap" measure before the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) can come up with an indigenous anti-tank missile of its own within the next three years.

Saudi Arabia says negotiations over the purchase of Russian S-400 missile system are “advancing well.” The Saudi ambassador to Moscow, Rayed Krimly, said the two sides were working out the technical details of the contract: "We signed the contract during the King’s visit. What is now happening is the implementation requires technical details of technology transfers, other technical details between experts of both sides," he said. "Experts need to finish their discussions, we cannot put a date for the end of discussions, but it is proceeding in a very positive manner," Krimly added.

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