November 2018 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


Taiwan is set to buy a number of M777A2 howitzers to replace the older artillery guns. The plan reportedly codenamed “acute thunder clap” is part of the Ministry of National Defense’s (MND) ongoing strategy to confront and dissolve a potential amphibious assault.

American Defense Company AM General, on November 1, 2018, announced that it has made an investment in Mandus Group, an innovator of artillery solutions based on soft recoil technology, headquartered in Rock Island, Illinois. This investment will help to accelerate the deployment of the ultra-mobile Humvee Hawkeye 105mm self-propelled howitzer weapon system and further vehicle-mounted weapons systems structured around the soft recoil technology.

The Romanian government has signed an agreement with the U.S. Army and transferred funding to the US government for the purchase of three additional Patriot air defense missile defense systems from the U.S. Army. As was the case with the first system, which came under contract in May, the additional units were procured via the U.S. Department of Defense's foreign military sales process.

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