June 2020 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


WFEL, a leading supplier of rapidly deployable military bridging systems, has been awarded another contract by the U.S. Department of Defense to upgrade a further tranche of Dry Support Bridges (DSB) already in-service with the U.S. Army.

According to Patrick Kenyette on AfricanMilitaryBlog, it appears that the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has received a large shipment of various military equipment. The hardware was shipped through Walvis Bay and will be delivered via Namibia. The equipment was reportedly ordered from France in 2016 and there is no indication that these deliveries are recent since to date, there is no publicly known information regarding the export.

According to enikos.gr, the plan elaborated by the General Staff of the Greek Army for the gradual replacement of the old M113 APCs indicates a will to run the procedures very quickly so that it can bring to Greece not only 1,200 M1117 Guardians, also designated Armored Security Vehicles (based on the Cadillac Gage V-100 and V-150 Commandos), but also 350 M2A2 Bradleys at the same time.

Systematic has evolved its dismounted command-and-control (C2) solution with the development of SitaWare Edge 2.0. The new system builds on the proven capabilities of the in-service SitaWare Edge and the wider SitaWare suite, introducing an advanced mapping system along with a range of features that enhance the user experience and improve C2 across the battlespace.

"The six-month user tests of new combat uniforms which are now completed are by far the most comprehensive test of combat uniforms carried out by any of the Nordic countries". That's what Gaute Espeland says, who is responsible for the tests in the joint Nordic combat uniform project. More than 420 soldiers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have participated in the testing of combat uniform systems from several suppliers.

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