August 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


American Copmpany Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, announced August 23, 2019, that the U.S. Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense along with teammate, Flyer Defense LLC, a Task Assignment award under an existing Project Agreement with the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) to develop the new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV).

According to the website "The Arab Weekly", Egypt is close to finalizing a deal with the United Arab Emirates for the delivery of local-made ST-100 4x4 MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles. The ST-100 is designed and manufactured by the Egyptian Defense Company International Marathon United Technology Group (IMUT).

AeroVironment, a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, announced it received a firm fixed-price contract valued at $45,190,881 for RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages. AeroVironment received the contract award from the United States Army for its Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB). Delivery is anticipated by January 2020.

According to the American website Defense News, the United States has finalized the contract to purchase two Iron Dome air defense systems for the U.S. Army. In January 2019, The United States Army sent Congress a 14-page document requesting the approval of $373 million for purchasing a few of Israel’s widely acclaimed Iron Dome missile interception systems.

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has selected INVISIO to provide a suite of hearing enhancement solutions over the coming years that will protect Marines' hearing while increasing their situational awareness in a variety of training and combat environments. A first order will be delivered during the next 6 months.

State enterprise Lviv Armored Plant, which is a part of the State company Ukroboronprom, has adjusted the serial modernization of T-64 tanks to the 2017 standard, which is equipped with thermal imagers, digital radio stations, satellite navigation and new dynamic protection.

A newly-overhauled advanced radar system was unveiled By Iran on Saturday, August 10, 2019, and delivered to the Iranian Army's Air Defense Unit. The advanced radar system was unveiled at a ceremony attended by Chief of the Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard, according to the Iranian press agency Mehr.

The ability of Australia’s special forces to rapidly and covertly deal with security threats in the Indo-Pacific will be boosted with new hi-tech equipment, including drones, weapons and communications systems, under a $3 billion, 20-year program to cement their position as the region’s most potent fighting force, Ben Packham reports on The Australian.

Colchester-based 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) is deploying to the Afghan capital Kabul from late September as part of the UK’s enduring support to the Afghan Government. Their mission is to protect NATO military and civilian advisors working in government ministries, as well as UK mentors based at the Afghan National Army Officers’ Academy.

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense announced that, on August 5, it had sent formal Requests for Proposals (RFP) to four companies invited to bid to supply armored infantry carriers. These four companies are ARTEC GmbH (Germany), Patria (Finland), Nexter Systems (France) and General Dynamics European Land Systems – MOWAG (Switzerland). The deadline for submission is October 31, 2019.

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