July 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


According to information published on the Twitter account of "Jakub Spyrka" on July 12, 2022, Poland could give Ukraine 232 PT-91 Twardy Main Battle Tanks in exchange for American-made M1 Abrams tanks. Citing information from Jakub Spyrka, the Abrams M1A1 tanks that would be given to Ukraine could be the tanks that were recently withdrawn from service from the U.S. Marine Corps.

According to information published by the Spanish defense website "InfoDefensa" on July 12, 2022, the Spanish Ministry of Defense María Margarita Robles Fernández negotiates a possible donation to Ukraine of 10 Leopard 2A4 Main Battle Tank (MBT) and 20 M113 tracked APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) vehicles. All these combat vehicles will come from the Spanish military inventory.

As reported on its Facebook page by Philippine Army Spearhead Troopers echoed by Defense Studies, the Philippine Army through its Armor Division is deploying its new Armored Mortar Carrier (AMC) with Soltam Cardom 120mm Mortar System installed on an M113A2 APC to 6th Cavalry Company Separate, supporting the 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division area, Defense Studies reports.

NATO alliance troops have been taking part in Ramstein Legacy, one of the largest ever exercises testing their Air and Missile Defence systems, the British Army reports on its website. Britain’s contribution to the exercise includes nearly 100 soldiers from the 7th Air Defence Group at Amari airbase, Estonia and Ustka, Poland, who operate Stormer vehicles armed with the Starstreak High-velocity anti-aircraft missile. The Starstreak is a world leader, it can accelerate to more than Mach 4 making it the fastest short-range surface-to-air High-Velocity Missile in existence.

According to Defense Studies, Malaysian and Turkish officials from both the government and private sectors on July 5 signed seven Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) in various fields in the presence of the two countries' leaders. Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his host President Recep Tayyip Erdogan witnessed the signing at the Presidential Palace here, paving the way for further cooperation and sharing of knowledge in the fields of science, defence, technology and academy.

As reported by Priam Nepomuceno from Philippine News Agency, the Philippine Air Force on July 5 announced that the first two of three Spyder air defense missile systems will be delivered by the last quarter of this year: "The Spyder Philippines Air Defense System is very much on time, delivery will be earlier than scheduled (January 2023), it will be in the country by end of November to the first week of December. The project is for three batteries, the first delivery will be two batteries", Air Force spokesperson Col. Maynard Mariano said in a message to the Philippine News Agency Tuesday. A battery consists of three or more missile launchers.

Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions for tactical wheeled and tracked defense vehicles, and medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles will provide the X1100-5B propulsion solution for the U.S. Army’s new M88A3 HERCULES (Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System) prototype vehicle.

During the military parade for the 60 years of Algeria's independence that was held on July 5, 2022, the Algerian army showcased their recent military acquisitions including the Russian-made S-300 PMU2 air defense missile system but based on the BAZ-6402-01 6x6 truck which towed a trailer with four ready-to-launch missile containers. The Russian version of the S-300 PMU2 is based on the MAZ-7910 8x8 truck chassis.

The Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency (NDMA, Forsvarsbygg) has asked Swedish company MilDef to upgrade its fleet of M113 armored personnel carriers for $7.8 million (82 MSEK), several media reported on July 6. According to the company, this is a follow-up order on an existing program and a mid-life upgrade of armored vehicles in the M113 series.

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