February 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military

 
 
 
 
 

The Grad and Tornado-G multiple rocket launchers have successfully proven themselves in the market, which is why there is a high demand for them throughout the world today. For example, BM-21 Grad, even almost 60 years after its creation, remains in demand by the armies of many countries.

According to information released by the South Korean company Hanwha Defense on February 3, 2022, the Army Recognition editorial team presents all the artillery vehicles that Hanwha Defense will deliver to the Egyptian armed forces according to the contract signed with Egypt worth $1.7 billion including hundreds of K9A1 155mm  Self-Propelled Howitzers, K10 ARV Ammunition Resupply Vehicles, and K11 Fire Direction Control Vehicles also based on the K9 tracked armored chassis.

Designed and developed by Roketsan engineers, the KMC Weapon System can fire UMTAS, L-UMTAS, and CİRİT missiles with high strike power, with its firing capability both at rest and in motion, Defence & Technology reports. Roketsan General Manager Murat Iki stated that they believe that the Pedestal Mounted CIRIT (KMC) Weapon System they have developed will strengthen the anti-tank divisions of the Turkish Armed Forces.

Cooperation between Croatia and the United States will be further strengthened by this project and will be a pledge for future projects aimed at the development and modernization of the Croatian Army, Minister of Defense Mario Banožić said on January 27, 2022. Army Recognition already published information on January 4, 2022, about this project.

According to Telangana Today, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and the Indian Army have signed a contract for the manufacture and supply of Konkurs–M Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (NATO reporting name: AT-5b Spandrel-B) to the Indian Army. The contract, which was signed in New Delhi on February 2, will be executed in three years.

The Spanish Guardia Civil has recently incorporated two units of the aunav.NEO explosives deactivation robot, destined for the Explosives Deactivation and CBRN Defence Service (SEDEX). Manufactured at aunav's facilities in Aragón, Spain, the platforms will be used in international peace missions involving members of the Guardia Civil.

According to Defense Studies, in Vietnam, a coastal missile defense system has been statically tested with a VCM-1 missile, which is based on the Russian Kh-35UE Bal anti-ship missile (ASM). A KamAZ 6x6 truck carrying four containers-launchers with Russian rocket replicas was loaded on a ship. The Russian Bal is built on the basis of the MZKT-7930.

A large batch of modernized BMP-1AM Basurmanin infantry fighting vehicles will go into service with motorized rifle units of one of the combined arms armies of the Eastern Military District. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense

As reported by Colonel Magdalena Dvořáková, last week, two teams of Czech howitzer specialists met on the premises of the 13th Artillery Regiment. One was assembled from experts from the French company Nexter, the manufacturer of the CAESAR 8x8 155 mm self-propelled howitzer 8x8, the other from the Czech MoD Force Development Section. Together they form the technical council. Its goal is, in cooperation with an integrated working team, to acquire 52 of these howitzers by the end of 2026.

BAE Systems has confirmed its bid submission, together with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), for the advanced, combat-proven CV90 in response to the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic’s acquisition of 152 new Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) in multiple variants. The offer will ensure the production and delivery of the CV90 in collaboration with the local Slovak industry, on time and to budget.

Poland is ready to hand over military aid to Ukraine, in particular ammunition, Hrim (Thunder) MANPADS, and various types of drones. This was stated by the head of the Polish government, Mateusz Morawiecki, who spoke at a briefing for the media in Warsaw on Tuesday, February 1, before flying off to Kyiv, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

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