July 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


On July 22, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced $270 million in additional security assistance for Ukraine. This includes President Biden's announcement of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $175 million, as well as $95 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds.

According to information published by the United States Department of Defense on July 21, 2022, the U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Netherlands of PATRIOT MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical (GEM-T) Ballistic Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.219 billion.

According to a statement published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD), on July 20, 2022, the U.S. will send four more HIMARS MLRSs (Multiple Launch Rocket Systems) to Ukraine, for a total of 16, and an official announcement about that will come later this week when another security assistance package is announced.

According to information published by "The Korea Economic Daily", the South Korean defense industry including Hyundai Rotem Co., Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI), and Hanwha Defense will sign an agreement with Poland for an amount of $7.7 milliard to acquire K2 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), FA-50 light fighter aircraft and K9 155mm self-propelled howitzers.

Northrop Grumman delivered the first of six production Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) Engagement Operations Centers to the U.S. government under a contract for Poland’s WISLA program. WISLA is Poland’s program of the country’s medium-range air and missile defenses, and it marks the first foreign military sale of IBCS.

According to lepoint.fr, French president Emmanuel Macron had promised this additional shipment of CAESAR howitzers on June 16, during his visit to the Ukrainian capital. These six additional CAESAR howitzers are "en route" to Ukraine, said Tuesday the head of French diplomacy Catherine Colonna without mentioning a delivery date.

Since Belgium has become Nexter’s new customer for its CAESAR self-propelled howitzer in the forthcoming NG (New Generation) variant, the organizer of the military parade to take place on Belgium’s National Day (21 July) managed to obtain from the French Army that a CAESAR takes part to the parade, besides EBMR Griffons and VBLs of a Dragons regiment.

According to Chinese official media echoed by frontierindia.com, China has reportedly recently tested a brand-new high-altitude rocket launching system. The 16th round of military negotiations on the Sino-Indian border has just concluded, and the PHL-16 (or Type PCL191) multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) may now be stationed in the Himalayas.

According to a statement published by U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan, on July 18, 2022, a letter sent by U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Tammy Duckworth, Roger Wicker, Richard Blumenthal, Robert Portman, and Lindsey Graham to the U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, US senators asked to immediately expedite shipments of military equipment to Ukraine including Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) systems, and Avenger mobile anti-aircraft missile systems.

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