July 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


Tata Advanced Defence Systems tweeted a video on July 25 that the Indian Army had taken delivery of an undisclosed number of Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicles (QRFVs), at least 10 appearing in the 12-second video. According to Tata, the armored vehicle will enhance military readiness for conflicts as tensions along the country’s borders with China grow. They would also be assigned to peacekeeping missions in which Indian detachments are or will be involved.

According to Yusuf Çetiner in ovetdefense.com, Ismail Demir, President of SSB (Presidency of the Turkish Defense Industry), announced on July 24 that Sungur, Turkey’s first Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS), developed as part of the Portable Air Defense Missile System Project carried out by Roketsan, has entered the Turkish Armed Forces’ inventory.

According to Raheed Ejaz on the Bangladeshi website City, Bangladesh is set to purchase Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 combat drones after assessing their efficiency against Russian invasion forces in Ukraine. The government has signed an agreement with Turkey to purchase the medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle.

China's FH-95 electronic warfare unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) passed a milestone test that examined the aircraft's performance, Liu Xuanzun reports in Global Times : independently developed by the Aerospace Times Feihong Technology Co (ATFTC) under the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, the medium-range, electronic warfare armed reconnaissance drone FH-95 successfully completed a performance test at an undisclosed test base, Beijing-based magazine Unmanned Vehicles reported on July 25.

According to a tweet posted by Ciro Nappi on 25 July 2022, the Italian DPP 2022 (multi-year Defence planning document) includes the "green light" for the Italian Army’s upgrade programme of its C1 Ariete MBT (AMV/Aggiornamento Mezza Vita, Mid-Life Update), which will apply to 125 tanks. A budget of EUR 848.8 Mn has been allocated for 2022.

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