July 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


The Russian news agency TASS, echoed by Boyko Nikolov on BulgarianMilitary.com, writes that, according to its source from the Russian army, the latest Stupor anti-drone system was used for the first time during the war in Ukraine. This system was unveiled at the international military-technical forum Army-2017 near Kubinka and Moscow.

A joint effort by the German aid organization ADRA Deutschland e.V., the German NGO Aktionskreis Wirtschaft-Politik-Wissenschaft e.V., and Rheinmetall subsidiary Zeppelin Mobile Systeme GmbH (ZMS) shows what can be achieved when capable people team up in pursuit of a good cause. Working together, they were able to supply urgently needed medical technology to Ukraine in very short order.

Mobile, modular, and scalable, ground-based air defence systems are gaining new importance now that NATO, as well as armed forces of partner countries, are focusing once again on defending national and allied territory and airspace. At ILA 2022, Rheinmetall was displaying its solutions for this area of application. On show was a Boxer 8x8 armored vehicle configured for an air defence role, topped with the Sykranger 30 turret and an integrated surface-to-air missile launcher.

NATO Ambassadors signed the Accession Protocols for Finland and Sweden at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday, 5 July 2022, in the presence of Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “This is truly a historic moment. For Finland, for Sweden, for NATO, and for our shared security.”

The Australian Government announced on July 4 that it will provide an additional AUD 100 million for military assistance to Ukraine, including 20 more Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles. This increase in support takes Australia’s total military assistance to the Government of Ukraine to over AUD $385 million as Russia continues its brutal and illegal invasion of Ukraine, attacking civilian targets and killing innocent people.

As reported by Defense Studies, on June 30 at the Office of the Ministry of Defense of the United Arab Emirates, the President Director of PT Pindad, Abraham Mose, and the Chairman of Calidus LLC, Faris Al Mazrouei, signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of defense, specifically related to the joint development of 8x8 combat vehicle products. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between PT Pindad and Calidus LLC was witnessed by the Indonesian Minister of Defense, Prabowo Subianto, and the Minister of Defense of the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi.

According to The Tribune, the Indian Army is planning to procure around 800 light armoured multipurpose vehicles (LAMVs) for use in high-altitude areas, plains and deserts. These will be deployed by the mechanised and armoured units of the Army. The RFI mentions two different LAMV versions: one with basic features and the other with more complex ones, each with its own set of technical requirements.

The Singapore Army is expected to receive new self-propelled artillery and tracked carriers from 2024 as part of its platform renewal process. This is the first time a delivery timeline has been revealed for these two new platforms. Details of the Next-Generation Howitzer (NGH) are not yet disclosed, although Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) says it will replace the SSPH-1 Primus and FH2000 towed gun.

According to Joseph P. Chacko in Frontier India, the Ministry of Defense and the Argentine Army have signed an agreement with the company Industrias Mecánicas Pescarmona SA (IMPSA) for the manufacture and modernization of towers within the framework of the modernization project for the Argentine Medium Tank TAM 2C (30.5 ton Tanque Argentino Mediano), the mainstay and most powerful vehicle armoured vehicle in the country.

Paratroopers from the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Utah Army National Guard, Royal Moroccan Army and the Tunisian Land Army boarded a Moroccan C-130 in Grier Labouihi, Morocco, June 19, and conducted both military free-fall and static-line jumps. Maj. Brent Mangum reports on U.S. Army's website.

According to a statement published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) on July 1, 2022, the U.S. DoD announced $820 million in additional security assistance for Ukraine including two National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS), up to 150,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition and four additional counter-artillery radars.

According to information published by the "CBC" website on June 30, 2022, during the NATO leaders summit that was held in Madrid from 29 to 30 June 2022, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada is working on finalizing a deal to provide Ukraine with 39 8x8 Armored Combat Support Vehicles (ACSVs).

According to information published on July 1, 2022, American company Oshkosh Defense announced that the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal has placed a $216 Million order for 513 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) and 1,152 trailers (JLTV-T) for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and the Armed Forces of Montenegro, Brazil, and Lithuania.

On June 24-26, the British Army’s Tank Museum located at Bovington Camp – a heaven on Earth for people interested in battle tanks and all kinds of armored vehicles from World War 1 up to now – organised its annual ‘’Tankfest’’, a formidable festival during which the Tank Museum, some private collectors and the British Army demonstrate a wide range of main battle tanks and armored vehicles.

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