January 2023 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


The commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Burma's Independence on 4 January 2023 (Burma was renamed Myanmar on 18 June 1989 by the ruling military junta) was held in Nay Pyi Taw (the official capital city, Rangoon/Yangon remaining the economic capital) in the presence of the Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) and the Supreme Commander of the Burmese Armed Forces Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. Defense Studies reports.

The United States presented $9 million in weapons, vehicles, medical supplies, and other equipment to the Somali National Army (SNA) in a ceremony on Sunday, January 8, attended by Minister of Defense Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur Jama and U.S. Ambassador Larry André.

According to Defense Studies, a community member received unconfirmed reports that a VBTP Guarani 6x6 amphibious APC is being held at Iveco's yard, pending authorization to ship it to the Philippines. The delay allegedly stemmed from an action by Germany where some components of the Guarani come from and, hence, does not accept to release the export. To be confirmed.

On January 6, 2023, the United States Department of Defense announced a new military aid package for Ukraine worth $3.075 billion including different types of combat vehicles, artillery systems, ammunition, rockets, missiles, small weapons, and individual equipment. For the first time, the United States will provide Ukraine with Bradley M2A2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles armed with anti-tank missiles and M109 Paladin 155mm self-propelled howitzers.

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) on January 5, 2023, officially announced the delivery of Bradley IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) vehicles to Ukraine. Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brigadier General Pat Ryder said the Bradleys are part of a larger shipment of equipment to Ukraine that will be announced later.

Germany will supply Ukraine with armored personnel carriers and a Patriot missile battery, the government announced on January 5 in a joint German-U.S. statement. The federal government wants to supply the country attacked by Russia with Marder infantry fighting vehicles and a Patriot anti-aircraft battery.

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