August 2018 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News

 
 
 
 

On August 13, the Lithuanian Government approved the new Cyber Security Strategy. The document drawn up by the Ministry of National Defence sets key directions of national cyber security policy in public and private sectors for the coming five years and embeds regulations of the European Union Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (the NIS Directive).

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed the 716-billion-dollar National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. The bill for the fiscal year 2019 was named after Republican Senator John Mccain, a former Republican presidential nomine and one of Trump's leading critics within the party.

U.S. and Sweden officials formalized an agreement for Sweden to purchase Lockheed Martin's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles and related support equipment. Once the contract is signed, Sweden will become the sixth international customer to sign an agreement to procure PAC-3 MSE.

Meggitt Training Systems announces launch of test and evaluation with the Miami Police Department for Meggitt Training System (Meggitt) FATS® 300LE. The FATS 300LE delivers virtual scenarios that train police officers in the split-second, use-of-force evaluations and de-escalation tactics they need to deploy in real-world situations.

Epsilor, a globally recognized developer and manufacturer of mobile energy products for defence and aerospace applications, will present its innovative wearable conformal military battery for advanced Digital Soldier programs at the DVD2018 show, which will take place at Millbrook, on September 19–20, 2018.

The Lebanese army received on Sunday the fourth batch of eight Bradley fighting vehicles from the United States, local media reported. "The Lebanese army received eight Bradley vehicles within the framework of the U.S. military assistance program for Lebanon," according to Lebanon Files, a Lebanese news website.

Deploying to a foreign country, training with twelve other nations and meeting the president of another country is a typical two weeks in the life for soldiers of Bravo and Charlie Companies, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. They are supporting Noble Partner 18 at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, August 10, 2018. Sgt 1st Class Robert Jordan reports.

On August 6, India and Thailand kicked off this year’s edition of their joint army exercise in the latest defense interaction between the two Asian states, Prashanth Parameswaran reports in The Diplomat. The exercises once again shed light on the ongoing security collaboration that is underway between the two countries as part of their wider bilateral relationship despite lingering challenges.

The government of Sweden signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon's Patriot air and missile defense system from the U.S. Army. The agreement, formally referred to as a Letter of Offer and Acceptance, paves the way for Sweden's Patriot force to rapidly reach Initial Operational Capability. So, Sweden becomes the 16th nation to entrust lower tier air and missile defense to Raytheon's Patriot system.

The installation of HENSOLDT’s ASR-NG Air Traffic Control systems in Australia takes up speed. Recently, the second Final System has completed site installation joining one Interim System and another already installed Final System.

As part of the Army network strategy, the service is continually seeking to simplify and improve upon its hardware systems, Dan Lafontaine, PEO C3T Public Affairs, reports on Army.mil. The Army's challenges with vehicle platform integration constraints and soldiers' requests for systems that mimic commercial technology's "look and feel" are spurring these initiatives.

General Dynamics Missions Systems was awarded a contract for the Common Hardware Systems-5 (CHS-5) Program from the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract consists of a three-year base contract with two one-year options, for a maximum potential contract ceiling of $3.9 billion.

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected BAE Systems to develop data-driven, cyber-hunting tools that detect and analyze cyber threats to help protect extremely large enterprise networks. The contract for Phase 1, 2, and 3 of the program is valued at approximately $5.2 million.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Army to demonstrate its On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP) on Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile battery command and control, and launcher vehicles. The electrical power system improvements will give air defense operators immediate access to electrical power directly from a vehicle's power train.

The Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) will receive prototypes of the Ptitselov air-defense system in the coming years. Speaking to journalists on August 2, 2018, Col. Gen. Andrey Seryukov stated that the VDV will receive an initial batch of Ptitselov air-defense systems in 2020, adding that the technical design of the system has been completed. According to him, the vehicle will be based on the modular BMD-4M vehicle chassis, which is set to be the standard combat vehicle for the VDV. He did not indicate how large the batch of systems would be.

What's better on the battlefield of the future than swarming UAVs or waves of rockets? The U.S. Army thinks one answer might be a battlefield laser, and Huntsville company Dynetics has won a $10 million contract to help develop one, as Lee Roop reports on Alabama Business.

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