May 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


Ahead of the 2019 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York, SIPRI announces the release of a new edited volume, the first in a trilogy on regional perspectives, ‘The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Strategic Stability and Nuclear Risk: Euro-Atlantic Perspectives’.

Saudi soldiers will begin their officer training this July in Germany, Josué Michels reports on The Trumpet. Despite Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the Yemen War, Germany continues to strengthen its military alliance with Saudi Arabia.

The Indian Army will induct an additional 464 Russian-origin T-90 'Bhishma' main battle tanks between 2022 and 2026 to bolster its "shock and awe" capabilities on the western front, even as Pakistan is also discussing a deal with Russia for acquiring about 360 units of the same tank, Indian Defence News reports.

Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau, which is a part of Ukroboronprom State Concern, started its own serial production of the BTR-4 infantry fighting vehicle hull for the Ukrainian army,” Ukroboronprom press-service announced. “Consequently, this bottleneck of the BTR-4’s production, which previously depended on the capacity of the only armor body private manufacturer, was successfully eliminated,” the concern reports, echoed by Natalia Ivanova in the Kharkiv Observer.

Insitu Inc. (a Boeing company), Bingen, Washington, was awarded a maximum $23,000,000 modification for an existing non-competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS) 1.5B intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services.

A large military field exercise to validate the much-awaited concept of integrated battle groups (IBGs) of the Indian Army is slated to be conducted at end of this month Ajay Banerjee reports in The Tribune. This is the first step among the several to restructure the Army to make it leaner and more agile. The test was put on hold after the Balakote airstrike on February 26 as the Army units were in state of readiness following the tension between India and Pakistan.

According to a statement released on Sunday, May 5, 2019, by the KNCA, North Korean Central News Agency, North Korea armed forces have conducted military exercise using MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket Systems and tactical guided missile into the East Sea. The pictures released by KNCA show M-1991 240mm rocket launchers and short-range ballistic missile similar to the Russian-made Iskander.

U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command will feature a collection of high-tech, innovative equipment at the 54th annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition, slated for May 6–8 at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication, Marine Corps Systems Command, reports. “This three-day event will showcase some of the Marine Corps’ cutting-edge capabilities and provide an opportunity to share innovative ways to equip our Marines,” said Brig. Gen. A.J. Pasagian, MCSC commander.

SOL INVICTUS ARMS, a premier American firearms manufacturer, is pleased to announce the release of its new TAC-9 – the ultimate modular pistol caliber platform. Introduced to the public for the first time at the NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana April of 2019 – the TAC-9 was purpose built with adaptability in mind to suit a customer’s needs.

In a bid to reinvigorate the fighting capacity of the armed forces in the face of rising insurgency and widespread kidnappings across the country, the federal government said it procured four ships, 37 aircraft and 35 armoured tanks among other weaponry in the past three years, Kingsley Nwezeh reports on AllAfrica.

Kenya’s military spending last year rose to a new high of Sh109.7 billion to exceed the amount spent by neighbours Tanzania and Uganda combined for the first time, according to a new global report, Allan Olingo reports in the Daily Nation.

INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has successfully re-engineered its popular Sentry APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) to now offer a right-hand drive (RHD) version of its field-proven armored vehicle.

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