August 2023 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military

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According to information shared on August 21, 2023, on the Twitter account of @VivekSi85847001, it appears that the delivery of S-400 air defense systems and their corresponding equipment to India has been effectively carried out. The sighting of these systems on a road in India has sparked interest, suggesting progress in their deployment.

According to a report from, the Irish Army is set to deploy around 30 personnel to train Ukrainian soldiers as part of a broader European team of trainers involved in an EU Common Security and Defence Policy mission. Initially, the training was planned to encompass activities such as landmine clearance, combat medicine, and other non-lethal forms of support. However, the Department of Defence has now confirmed that this training will also encompass weapons instruction.

WASHINGTON, United States, August 18, 2023 - In a significant move to strengthen defense ties with one of its key allies in the Western Pacific, the U.S. State Department has given the green light for a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia. The deal, estimated at $975 million, includes the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and a plethora of related equipment.

Patriot Park, located near the city of Moscow, recently hosts the Army-2023 International Military Technical Forum, which takes place from 14 to 20 August 2023. Recognized as a pivotal event in the global defense calendar for 2023, the forum serves as a platform for Russian and International companies to showcase their scientific, technical, and industrial advancements in the defense sector.

Germany has announced its intention to incorporate the Arrow-3 missiles, procured from Israel, into NATO's air defense system. Defense Minister Boris Pistorius confirmed this decision on August 17, 2023, emphasizing the missile system's pivotal role in safeguarding Germany from ballistic missile threats.

On August 17, 2023, Ruselectronics, a branch of Rostec State Corporation, announced the development of a new microwave gun for the 15M107 Listva remote-controlled mine-clearing vehicle (RMCV) in response to the challenges posed by modern anti-tank mines, as seen in conflict zones including Ukraine. The aim is to enhance the Listva MCV's capability to neutralize modern mines equipped with semiconductor electronics.

The unveiling of the Deep Orange 14 UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) by the US Army and Clemson University has stirred significant interest in the defense and automotive sectors. This unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) prototype, showcased on August 15, 2023, at the 15th Annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium in Novi, Michigan, is not just another UGV; it represents a leap in technological advancements in automation, off-road mobility, and autonomous capabilities.

The U.S. Department of the Army is working on a new Antiterrorism Strategic Plan that is scheduled to roll out this fiscal year. The plan, which is being coordinated with the Department of Defense, will update policy, training, exercises and how the Army analyzes and shares information about terrorism. Christopher Hurd, U.S. Army News Service, reports.

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