JANUARY 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


According to information released by the U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency (MDA), on January 18, 2022, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of the Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) at Israel's Ministry of Defense, together with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Israeli Defense Forces, conducted a successful flight test of the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) and the Arrow 3 interceptor at a test site in central Israel.

According to information published on January 17, 2022, the Italian Iveco - Oto Melara Consortium (CIO) announces the signing of a contract to supply 14 Mortar Carrier VBMs, 26 Command Post VBMs (13 in Tactical Unit and 13 in Command Unit version), along with six “10x10” rescue and recovery vehicles to the Italian Army.

According to information and video published by the American company Raytheon Missiles & Defense, the French Nexter CAESAR 6x6 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer firing Raytheon Excalibur extended-range artillery projectiles directly struck two targets at a distance of more than 46 kilometers, a record-setting range for this artillery gun system.

According to a statement published by the British Ministry of Defense (MoD), on January 17, 2022, the United Kingdom will supply anti-tank weapons and send troops to Ukraine. This decision was taken by the United Kingdom in response to the deployment of Russian tanks, armored fighting vehicles, rocket artillery, and short-range ballistic missiles along the border with Ukraine.

According to information published by the Canadian newspaper website "Global News" on January 17, 2022, Canada has deployed Special Forces in Ukraine following the rising tensions with Russia. In recent weeks Russia has amassed troops along the border with Ukraine.

According to information published by the North Korean News Agency on January 15, 2022, North Korea has conducted firing tests of a short-range ballistic missile launched by a railway-borne missile regiment. It is the third launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea this year. It was supervised by commanding officers of the Korean People's Army and leading officials of the Academy of Defence Science.

According to information published by Rheinmetall Defense on January 13, 2022, German company Rheinmetall has won a significant order in the key strategic market for internal security systems. The procurement agency of Germany’s Federal Interior Ministry has contracted with the Düsseldorf-based technology group to supply a fleet of new all-terrain, protected multipurpose Survivor R special response vehicles, to be known as the “Sonderwagen 5”.

Saab has signed a framework contract for the supply of its Barracuda multispectral camouflage systems with the French defence procurement agency, Direction générale de l'armement (DGA). The contract includes the delivery of new camouflage systems as well as a system adaptation phase in cooperation with the DGA. The contract is for eight years and provides for annual deliveries.

According to information released by the company Sako on January 12, 2022, The Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command and Sako Ltd signed a contract for the procurement of the new Rifle System M23 on 12 January 2022. The procurement was preceded by collaboration on the development of the rifle system between Sako Ltd and the Finnish Defence Forces in 2020–2021 in accordance with the letter of intent between the Finnish Defence Forces and Sako Ltd.

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