DECEMBER 2021 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


According to information published by the Czech Ministry of Defense on December 21, 2021, the Czech army will acquire 949 FN Herstal Minimi machine guns via the Czech company CB Servis Centrum sro. The contract includes MINIMI and MINIMI Mk3 machine guns in 7.62mm and 5.56mm calibers.

According to a contract released by the United States Department of Defense (DoD), on December 22, 2021, the U.S. Navy, on behalf of the Marine Corps, awarded Northrop Grumman Systems of Linthicum, Maryland, a $245.8 million modification to the firm-fixed-price portion of a previously awarded contract (M67854-19-C-0043), exercising five contract line item options to procure eight TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) systems, and associated spares, data, and travel.

According to information released by the Indian Ministry of Defense on December 23, 2021, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India successfully conducted a second flight test of indigenously developed conventional Surface-to-Surface missile Pralay from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on December 23, 2021.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on December 22 that Raytheon Missiles & Defense is awarded a $21,164,178 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract for the production of the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System (NMESIS) naval strike missile (NSM) launcher unit (NLU) and weapon control system (WCS) production representative models.

According to Himaja Ganta in Army Technology, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of 230 FGM-148F Javelin missiles and associated equipment to Lithuania. Under the deal, Lithuania has also requested 20 Javelin command launch units (CLUs).

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