February 2023 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


During IDEX 2023, an International Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Paramount Aerospace Systems, a subsidiary of Paramount, the global aerospace and technology company, announced a strategic partnership with AAL Group Ltd for the marketing of Mi-type helicopter solutions production of Mi main and tail rotor composite helicopter blades, from facilities within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A clear consequence of the ongoing war in Ukraine, French manufacturer Nexter told Army Recognition during IDEX 2023 defense exhibition that it will supply 12 units of its widely combat-proven CAESAR self-propelled howitzer (not the new NG variant, to save time) to the French army. Nexter will also increase its production of CAESARs from 2 to 6 units per month to constitute a stock of additional SPHs directly deliverable, an unprecedented move imposed by the war. Notice that replenishment of the ammunition stocks has also clearly appeared as a crucial concern in the NATO armies.

Lacroix is exhibiting, for the very first time on the export market, its latest S-KAPS suite (unveiled at Eurosatory 2022) on Nimr’s Ajban Mk2 armored vehicle. The French manufacturer has engineered its self-protection system S-KAPS, based on Galix-AOS effects into an open and scalable solution to meet the growing need to increase the survivability of battlefield vehicles.

The U.S. Department of Defense on February 24 published that one year ago, Russia launched an unprovoked and indefensible full-scale invasion of its peaceful and democratic neighbor Ukraine. One year on, the commitment of the United States, together with some 50 countries who have rallied to rush urgently needed assistance to Ukraine, has only strengthened.

At IDEX 2023, an International Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, EDGE entity CARACAL, a leading small arms manufacturer, signed a partnership licensing agreement with India-based ICOMM, a market leader in developing and manufacturing missile and sub-systems, communications and EW systems, UAV's, electro-optics, shelters, composites, as well as other systems technology such as counter drones.

According to a statement published by the Canadian Government on February 24, 2023, the Canadian Prime Minister announced new measures to continue supporting the people of Ukraine. These measures include the delivery of four additional Leopard 2A4 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine in defense of their country. This new donation increases the delivery of Canadian Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukraine to eight.

Israeli company BIRD Aerosystems, a global provider of innovative defense technology and solutions that protect fleets, armored vehicles, and ground assets of governments and related agencies, presents its AMPS Airborne Missile Protection Systems, including the SPREOS (Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System) DIRCM (Directional Infrared Counter Measures), the most advanced and lightweight DIRCM solution available at the IDEX International Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

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