June 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


On June 27, 2019, the chief designer of the Special Machine-Building Design Bureau, Sergei Abdulov, told TASS Russian News Agency that the firm is working on a new lightweight tank, which is based on the Sprut-SDM1 self-propelled anti-tank gun. It will not be an airborne vehicle but should be amphibious.

Saab has signed a framework agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to provide the Swedish Armed Forces with Carl-Gustaf M4. The framework agreement will allow FMV to place orders during a ten-year period. An initial order for Carl-Gustaf M4 weapons, of approximately MSEK 330, has been placed with deliveries taking place during 2020-2023.

Finnish Company Protolab Oy is pleased to announce the delivery of the first Protolab 6x6 Protected Multi-Purpose Vehicles (PMPV) to the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF). Protolab is delivering four PMPVs to the FDF under a contract signed in 2018. The vehicles are being put through operational testing by the FDF as part of a wider modernization program to upgrade and enhance its armored vehicle fleet.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has announced that its Unmanned Systems Division successfully completed Swedish Defence Materiel Administration's (FMV) missile firing exercise with the German Navy. The exercises, hosted by FMV, utilized the Kratos MQM-178 Firejet and BQM-167i aerial target aircraft and support services.

The TLVS (Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem - Tactical Air Defense System) bidders consortium, an MBDA Deutschland and Lockheed Martin joint venture, has submitted its proposal to the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to develop, test and deliver TLVS, Germany’s future Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) system.

American Company Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, along with several industry partners, participated in a successful Javelin anti-tank missile flight test from a Kongsberg remote weapon station on a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at the Redstone Test Center in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, Dr. Bruce Jette, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, approved the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program's transition into Full-Rate Production. The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is a United States military program that was launched to replace the Humvee light wheeled tactical vehicle with a family of more protected vehicles with greater payload. The JLTV program was approved in 2006 to begin early studies.

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), SK Group’s member and a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments, and armies around the world – will showcase, at FEDETEC 2019 defense exhibition (Equator), its full portfolio of advanced, well known and successfully deployed weapons worldwide.

The U.S. Army has completed an almost three-month-long capabilities demonstration of prototype radars aimed at replacing the one currently used by Patriot missile units. The "sense-off" at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, tested three different prototypes of the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS. The radars tracked simulated incoming missiles and live aircraft scenarios as experts observed their capabilities. Gary Sheftick, Army News Service, reports.

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