April 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


According to the Military Programming Law [LPM] 2019-25, the French Army will have 1,872 6x6 Griffon armored vehicles and 978 4x4 Serval by 2030, recalls Laurent Lagneau on Opex360. A certain number of these vehicles will be made available to the medical service (Service de Santé des Armées, SSA) to enable it to provide forward medical support (soutien médical de l’avant).

According to information published by the Newspaper website "Welt.de" on April 1, 2022, Germany has approved the delivery of 58 Pbv 501 tracked armored IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine. The Pbv 501 is a Swedish upgrade of ex-East German Army BMP-1 IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) that were delivered to Sweden from 1998 to 2001 to mechanize the Swedish Army infantry brigades.

In a first-ever operation, the air defenders of the E-3 Air Defense Battery used the newly developed Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, remote launch capability to expand their ability to defend the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Capt. Nicholas Chopp and Sgt. 1st Class David Chapman report on U.S. Army's website.

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