August 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


New Director of the U.S. Joint Staff J6, Lieutenant General Mary O’Brien, USAF, capped the closing demonstrations of a month-long Joint Staff-sponsored event, Bold Quest 22 (BQ22). Members of all U.S. Military Services, Allies, and partners from 19 countries, over 1,000 participants, collaborated through lab testing and field data collection in and around Fort Stewart, Georgia. Distinguished Visitors from across the services and the globe watched as warfighters conducted live fire demonstrations, including French aircraft and fire support units from multiple countries.

PATRIOT PARK /Moscow Region/, August 18. /TASS-DEFENSE/. A contract has been signed to deliver a second regiment set of the S-400 air defense missile system to Turkey, with the production of some components to be localized there, Head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev told TASS on the sidelines of the Army 2022 international forum.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), visited foreign partners in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Aug. 3, 2022, to hand over 24 Puma Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) to the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) at the ATMIS Headquarters. Staff Sgt. Dallin Wrye, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (Djibouti), reports.

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.

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