September 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


A consortium led by the Estonian Milrem Robotics and composed of several major defense, communication and cybersecurity companies and high technology SMEs established in the EU submitted their application to the European Commission’s European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) for a multi-mission unmanned ground system capable of being teamed with manned and aerial vehicles.

Soldiers from the Turkish 1st Commando Brigade joined American and Italian paratroopers in parachuting into the Hohenfels training area Sept. 18. The airborne assault was part of Saber Junction 19 which involves nearly 5,400 participants from 16 ally and partner nations of NATO. Spc. Chisom S. Olajide, New York Army National Guard, reports.

Leading European missile manufacturer MBDA has announced an agreement to assemble and integrate cutting edge missile systems in India with the state-owned Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), with officials saying that new facilities that will be set up can also be geared for exports to other nations.

Last week, the Norwegian army has taken delivery of the first K9 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzer and K10 ARV Armored Resupply Vehicle. On December 2017, Norway’s defense ministry has announced the purchase of the K9 155 artillery self-propelled howitzers designed and manufactured by the South Korean Company Hanwha Land Systems.

The first of the fleet of new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) Boxer for the Australian Defence Force has been unveiled at a ceremony on 24 September 2019, at Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane. The 211 new Boxer 8x8 CRVs will be delivered by Rheinmetall Defence Australia under the $5 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability program.

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has been awarded a $9,725,000 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Iraq) contract for procurement of Mobile M1A1 Situational Awareness Platoon Mobile Advanced Gunnery training system, mobile pre-brief, after-action review capability, spare parts package, installation, on-site testing, training, design, development, test, management, documentation, hardware, software, and spares.

In accordance with the 2019 training program, MediaMax reports, the Armenian army will kick off the large-scale military exercise “Deployment of the armed forces and resistance to the adversary’s aggression” on September 24, which will include national and local self-governing bodies as well.

In late September, it will be four years since the beginning of the Russian operation in Syria. The Russian military helped the government forces regain control over 90 percent of the national territory and built two strategically important military facilities.

The first airmobile brigade of the Russian Airborne Forces participates in the Center-2019 exercise held in the Central Military District. A decision has to be made whether to continue the formation of such units or close the project.

General Dynamics UK has today announced that it has been selected to participate in the British Army Warfighting Experiment 2019 (AWE’19) following the acceptance of its proposal for Manned Unmanned-Teaming (MUM-T), which was submitted to the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) earlier this year.

Colt's Manufacturing Co. LLC has been awarded a $41,924,594 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales contract (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Hungary, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Palau, St. Vincent and Grenadines, and Tunisia) for production for the M4 and M4A1 carbines.

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s defense industry is investing in the modernization of Vietnam’s People Army’s (VPA’s) Soviet-made weapon systems, according to Russian and Vietnamese media outlets.

The Rostec Corporation sent the required documents to the Russian Defense Ministry for bringing into service the Udav pistol, a report placed at the state corporation’s Internet site says. "By now the Defense Ministry has received all the documents required for putting the pistol into service," the report says. A source at the corporation pointed out that previously "the pistol passed the operation trials with the troops."

Turkmenistan’s army has upgraded several BTR-80 armored personnel carriers (APCs) of its land force. The modernized vehicles were demonstrated during the Turkmen Edermen (‘Valiant Turkman’) exercise of special forces, which was held on September 5.

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