AUGUST 2021 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


According to information published by Russian press agencies on August 6, 2021, Russia will start soon test flights of its new RS-28 SARMAT intercontinental ballistic missile which is under development by the Russian company Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau since 2009. The Russian armed forces plan to deploy SARMAT missiles in 2022.

According to information released by the Australian Department of Defense on August 4, 2021, Rheinmetall Defence Australia with its KF-41 Lynx and Hanwha Defense Australia with the Readback AS-21, the two contender vehicles for Australia’s soon-to-be-selected infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) (LAND 400 Phase 3 project) recently conducted a firepower demonstration at Puckapunyal Military Area, showcasing next-level protection, firepower and mobility.

According to information released by the U.S. Department of Defense on August 4, 2021, the U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) of 155mm M109A6 Paladin Medium tracked Self-Propelled Howitzer System and related equipment for an estimated cost of $750 million.

According to information published by the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Indonesia on August 2, 2021, U.S. soldiers from the U.S. and Indonesian Armies will participate in exercise Garuda Shield 2021 from August 4-14, 2021, at Baturaja Training Area, Amborawang, and Makalisung. This U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored exercise, which involves approximately 1,000 U.S. and 850 Indonesian Army Soldiers, enhances combined interoperability capabilities through training and cultural exchange.

Indra, a leading global technology and consulting company and one of the main players in the global defense technology industry, and Thales, a global technology player in the defense, aerospace, security and digital identity and transport markets, have completed the development of the new release of the Battlefield Management System (BMS) for the Spanish Army.

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