August 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


PATRIOT PARK /Moscow Region/, August 16. /TASS-DEFENSE/. Russia is delivering S-400 air defense missile systems to India in compliance with the schedule, Head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev told TASS at the Army 2022 military-technical forum. “The delivery is being carried out in line with contractual obligations in compliance with the schedule agreed by the parties,” Shugayev said.

10 Stryker armored infantry carriers manufactured in the United States recently arrived at Laem Chabang port in Chon Buri province for delivery to the Royal Thai Army, Defense Studies reports. The cost of the vehicle, which was purchased from the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, is about 900 million baht (USD 25.4 Mn). In addition to spare parts, equipment and testing equipment, the acquisition includes maintenance support and training. In fiscal years 2019, 2020 and 2021, the Royal Thai Army ordered 70, 50 and 10 Stryker vehicles, respectively, for a total cost of approximately 9.1 billion baht (USD 256.6 Mn).

MOSCOW, August 15. /TASS-DEFENSE/. The advanced Manul infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) is being developed on the basis of the combat experience gained while operating armored vehicles in the special military operation in Ukraine, Executive Director of Kurganmashzavod (KMZ, part of the High-Precision Systems Company within the Rostec state hi-tech corporation) Pyotr Tyukov told TASS.

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) multifunction sensor successfully detected and tracked multiple cruise missile threats simultaneously during a recent live-fire test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. G/ATOR successfully tracked each target immediately after launch and passed relevant information in real-time to intercept numerous cruise missile targets from multiple angles.

According to information published by the "Defense Brief" website on August 11, 2002, the Swiss defense procurement agency ArmaSuisse has selected the two last contenders for the next-generation self-propelled howitzer program of the Swiss army including the German company Kraus-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) with the RCH 155 and BAE Systems with the Archer.

According to a PR published by Armaments Research Company, Inc. (ARC) on August 10, 2022, the technology and data company serving national security and public safety customers, announced their Internet-of-Things (IoT) full-stack technology will be introduced in the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program of record, in partnership with Sig Sauer.

The State Department has made a determination approving a possibleForeign Military Sale to the Government of Brazil of Javelin Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of up to $74 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 9.

Mercury Systems Inc., a leader in trusted, secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, announced it received a $12 million order from a leading defense prime contractor to provide advanced trusted and secure manufacturing and packaging for their GPS modules. The GPS modules will enable precision munition capabilities for the U.S. Army. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

According to a video published on the Telegram account of "Реальная Война | Украина" on August 9, 2022, Turkey may have delivered 4x4 armored vehicles called Kirpi to Ukraine. If the information is true, this delivery could compromise the good relations between Turkey and Russia. For the moment, there is no official information from the Turkish government.

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