July 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


Fourteen M113 armored personnel carriers offered to Ukraine by the Portuguese Government as part of plans to help Kiyv in the fight against the Russian aggression left the Santa Margarida military camp on July 8 and are on their way to Poland, where they are expected to arrive after seven days, Felícia Cabrita reported in the Portuguese media Nascer do Sol on July 9, 2022.

The European Union's Foreign ministers, meeting in Brussels on Monday, July 18, gave the green light to a 5th tranche of 500 million to finance the purchase of armaments supplied to Ukraine, indicated the President of the Council Charles Michel on Twitter. This amount brings the total to 2.5 billion euros, from the European Peace Facility (EPF), a fund established last year and currently capped at 5.7 billion euros. for the period 2021-2027.

According to a tweet from Defense News Nigeria posted on July 16, the Nigerian Army recently received an unspecified number of the British-built FV-107 Scimitar armoured tracked military reconnaissance vehicles from Jordan. These Scimitars are part of the second consignment of equipment procured from Jordan.

According to a statement published by the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Marine Corps’ Medium-Range Intercept Capability (MRIC) prototype successfully hit several simultaneously-launched cruise missile representative targets during the live-fire test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on June 30, 2022. The MRIC prototype uses components from Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

The U.S. Army has awarded Ricardo’s Defense business unit, located in Michigan, over an 18.9million USD to deliver additional Antilock Brake System/Electronic Stability Control (ABS/ESC) retrofit kits to improve the safety of operation of the US Army’s High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee).

Dragonfire, the UK’s Laser Directed Energy Programme (LDEW) led by MBDA, has successfully begun a series of trials to prove the accuracy and power of the novel laser weapon. The first of these trials recently conducted by the Dragonfire consortium – a joint industry and UK MoD collaboration between MBDA, Leonardo, QinetiQ and Dstl – at low power proved the system can successfully track air and sea targets with exceptionally high accuracy.

According to information published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD), on July 15, 2022, the U.S. State Department made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Estonia of M142 HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) and related equipment for an estimated cost of up to $500 million.

According to information released by Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov on his Twitter account, on July 15, 2022, the first M270 MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket Systems donated by European countries arrived in Ukraine. Together with the American HIMARS, the M270 will strengthen the artillery capabilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The M270 and the M142 HIMARS are able to fire the same types of rockets and missiles.

According to information published by the Spanish Defense website "InfoDefensa" on July 14, 2022, the Undersecretary of the Interior of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security of Chile asked the Regional Government (Gore) of Biobío to finance the acquisition of four French-made ARQUUS Bastion 4x4 APC Armored Personnel Transport vehicles

Within the scope of the Armoured Personnel Carriers (PARS III) and Integrated Logistics Support supply contract signed between the Turkish company FNSS and the Ministry of Defence of the Government of The Sultanate of Oman on September 20, 2015, for which FNSS has accepted the Industry Participation and Offset obligations; On July 3, 2022, " Depot Level Maintenance and Repair Facility Contract" was signed between the Ministry of Finance of the Government of The Sultanate of Oman and FNSS.

The U.S. DARPA’s (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Operational Fires (OpFires) program has successfully executed its first flight test of a future hypersonic missile at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The OpFires system achieved all test objectives, including first ever use of a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) logistics truck as a medium-range missile launcher, missile canister egress, stable flight capture, and use of U.S. Army inventory artillery fire control systems to initiate the test mission. Lockheed Martin built the system, which includes a Northrop Grumman rocket motor, and conducted the test.

MOSCOW, July 14. /TASS-DEFENSE/. Russian commandos are successfully using Arbalet-DM remotely controlled weapons stations (RCWS) in Ukraine, a security source told TASS: “Tigr armored vehicles with Arbalet remotely controlled weapon stations are successfully used by Russian special forces during mop-up operations, allowing the operator to monitor the situation from a safe place”, the source said.

France celebrates its National Day on the 14th of July with an invariably impressive military parade on and above the Champs Elysées, Paris. The 2022 edition sees for the first time the participation of the new EBRC Jaguar reconnaissance and combat vehicle. Army Recognition was invited to attend the rehearsals of the military parade on the former French air base located at Brétigny.

indra, a global technology engineering company for the aerospace, defence and mobility sectors, has developed a new active protection radar that incorporates the most advanced digital technologies to protect all vehicle types, including tanks, from the increasingly varied threats that are being used in new conflict scenarios.

Deep tech start-up Hadean has been awarded a contract to help build and scale a cloud-distributed simulation demonstrator for the British Army. This Pathfinder agreement marks Hadean's first direct commitment to military end-users and sets the scene for the wider introduction and application of cloud-based computing in the MOD's Defence Synthetic Environment Platform (DSEP), and Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP).

Saab has signed a framework agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for military training and simulation systems and has received the first orders within the new agreement. The total order value is approximately SEK 340 million and deliveries will take place in 2023-2025.

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