May 2018 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News





Russian Defense Ministry will receive 40 Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in May of this year, according to the official Vkontakte page of the government entity. "In St Petersburg technical acceptance began of Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles. Under the current state defense order the manufacturer will hand over in May 40 aerial systems to the Russian Defense Ministry’s military units," the report says.

Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and Bogdan Corporation will jointly develop new technologies and transport. They will implement innovative high technology projects, introduce new effective forms of production organization, and implement competitive products in Ukraine and abroad. Scientists and manufacturers will join efforts to find investments to meet these challenges.

Saab has held a demonstration of its dismounted weapons support systems - the NLAW (Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon), Carl-Gustaf, and AT4 - at the Pabrade shooting range, located near Vilnius, in Lithuania. The event was an occasion to demonstrate the versatility and effectiveness of its systems when facing a variety of threats.

Harris Corporation was awarded a $21,000,000 maximum, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, single award contract for the sustainment of handheld (PRC-152(v)5/6 and PRC-152A(v)1/2) and manpack (PRC-117G(v)3) radios and associated spare parts, accessories, repairs, training, spares management and engineering services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

A new strategy is foreseen by the director of the Army National Guard for short-notice deployments, which will imply more training days. As part of National Guard 4.0, the Guard has begun a transformation aimed at better meeting the needs of the operational Army.

This is a major milestone in the long fight against the self-called Islamic State: on April 30 in Baghdad, the U.S. armed forces folded down the flag on the headquarters of the coalition's ground component in Iraq.

Nearly 3,700 service members from 13 allied and partner nations will participate in exercise Combined Resolve X at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area in southeastern Germany, April 9-May 12, 2018. Combined Resolve is a U.S. Army Europe exercise designed to give the rotational combat brigades a graded culminating event before they return to the U.S.

China will dispatch 395 peacekeepers in May to Mali for one year on a UN mission. Officially formed on Wednesday 1st May, the battalion will be China's sixth batch of peacekeepers to be deployed in Mali.

Abaco has won a substantial initial order from a major European supplier to the defense industry. The customer is under contract to supply tactical electronic warfare systems to one of the world’s major armies. The order includes quantities of Abaco’s VP868 high performance 6U OpenVPX plug-in modules with advanced digital signal processing capabilities, and Abaco’s FM134 FMC+ FPGA Mezzanine Card Direct RF Conversion Module, two of which will be mounted on each VP868. Total long-term value of the program to Abaco is estimated to be around $6 million.

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