January 2021 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


As published by Army Recognition of December 7, in accordance with the Strategic Vision for Defense issued by the Belgian army on June 29, 2016, a tender had been issued for the replacement of the Mercedes Unimog 1300L 4x4 1.9T and the Volvo N10 6x4 trucks. DAF Trucks has been declared winner of the tender but the order is "still uncertain": the matter has been stuck with the Council of State after a complaint from an unlucky competitor.

One of China's most advanced weapons, the DF-17 hypersonic missile, was seen in media reports to have received an upgrade that experts said on January 4 can improve the weapon's capability to disguise itself from hostile reconnaissance and protect itself from complicated battlefield environments. Liu Xuanzun reports on Global Times.

Acording to the Russian Defense Ministry, at the end of January 2021, the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) will take up combat duty in the Samara region. This was announced by the commander of the air defense division of the 14th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense, Major General Oleg Nikanorov, when summing up the results of 2020.

The Spanish company Escribano Mechanical & Engineering was recently awarded a contract from the DGAM's (Directorate General of Armament and Material) of the Spanish Ministry of Defence for the development of an autonomous, and multiplatform swarm system for ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance) missions and it is part of Phase II of the Spanish RAPAZprogram.

Just before the end of 2020, Ukrainian gun maker Xado Chemical Group announced on its Facebook account that it’s Snipex T-Rex 14.5mm and Snipex Alligator sniper rifles had successfully passed all state trials and evaluation. Based on these state examinations results, the 14.5×114 mm caliber Snipex T- Rex rifle has been adopted by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

According to the National Defense Military Channel of China Central Radio and Television, as forwarded by China Arms website on January 4, Li Wentao, commander of a remote fire battalion under a brigade of the 79th Group Army in the Northern Theater of the Chinese Army, recently led the long-range rocket launcher battalion to successfully complete the 79th Group Army’s quarterly live-fire exercise strikes against moving targets at sea.

Many are trained to locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver, or repel the enemy's assault by fire and close combat. They engage adversaries in any clime and place. Marine Corps Systems Command is tasked not only with enhancing the lethality of warfighters. The command also strives to protect them. Matt Gonzales, Marine Corps Systems Command, reports.

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