August 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


Textron Systems, a business of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announced August 30, 21019, its selection by the U.S. Army’s Project Manager Soldier Weapons as one of three organizations to deliver Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) based on the company’s mature, high-performance cased telescoped (CT) technology.

The Tata Safari Storme will now become the primary vehicle of the Indian Army, Ayush Arya reports on the Financial Express. That said, the Army has received a waiver from the Ministry of Defence against the new emission and safety norms for the continued use as well as the procurement of Maruti Suzuki Gypsys for patrolling over tough terrains.

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lithuania of five hundred Joint Light Tactical Vehicles with support for an estimated cost of $170.8 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 27, 2019. In the first stage, 200 units will actually be purchased.

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Iran has test-fired a new missile, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has said, according to the Iranian news agency Tasmin. The official hasn’t provided any additional information on the missile.

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.

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