July 2023 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


Canada finds itself at a critical juncture in terms of its commitment to defense spending. With geopolitical challenges on the rise and growing threats from various quarters, the country is facing mounting pressure to increase its military budget and meet the 2% pledge on defense spending, in line with NATO's expectations.

The U.S. Department of Defense on July 28 announced that Lockheed Martin was awarded a $44,301,149 modification to contract CW31P4Q-21-C-0042 for early operational production for the Precision Strike Missile. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of April 28, 2025. Fiscal 2010 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $44,301,149 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Recently, a group of highly-trained Ukrainian soldiers completed their intensive training on the advanced AS90 self-propelled howitzer, courtesy of the United Kingdom's unwavering support. As announced by the British Ministry of Defense on its Twitter account on July 30, 2023, the training aimed to equip Ukrainian troops with essential skills to operate artillery systems.

In an article published on July 29, 2023, by the Indian Defense Research Wing, it was reported that Throttle Aerospace Systems (TAS), a subsidiary of RattanIndia Enterprises, successfully delivered its micro-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called Nimble-i to the Indian Army. This delivery is expected to enhance India's defense capacities.

Galvion, a world leader in power and data management solutions, has announced the release of an upgraded version of their successful Mission Adaptive Charging Station, known as the MAX-8. The MAX-8 is a portable charging solution that reduces operational battery burden, allowing teams to do more with less. MAX-8 is currently used and trusted by troops around the world, including segments of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, NATO Forces, first responder teams, and commercial users.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY, July 30, 2023 - On the third day of the International Defense Exhibition (IDEF) 2023, renowned defense companies from around the globe showcased their latest military and security equipment across land, naval, and aerospace sectors. Notable among the displays were the exhibits by Turkish company Otokar and UAE-based International Armored Group (IAG).

ISTANBUL, Türkiye, July 28, 2023  - The International Defense Exhibition (IDEF) 2023 was the stage for two major Turkish defense industry companies, ROKETSAN and STM, to unveil their locally developed smart loitering munition system, ALPAGUT. This innovative product demonstrates Turkey's impressive strides in the realm of national engineering and military technology.

The Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Tunga, also known as Türkiye's first unmanned mini-tank, is currently being presented at IDEF 2023. Designed by the Turkish company Katmerciler, the Tunga UGV is a versatile tracked platform, offering customizable configurations to meet various needs. This vehicle is the result of a collaboration between Katmerciler and Aselsan, equipping the Tunga with a remote-controlled SARP shooting turret and a satellite communication system.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY, July 28, 2023 – On the second day of the International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) 2023, the bustling city of Istanbul continues to be the global hub for national and international defense industry stakeholders. This highly-anticipated event, organized biennially by the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, is a worldwide window into the latest defense products and innovations.

On June 25, 1950, North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel and attacked South Korea. Three days later, North Korean forces captured South Korea's capital, Seoul. The following week on July 1, the first U.S. ground troops, arrived in Korea to support South Korea. The decision to aid South Korea was made by President Harry S. Truman. In his "Memoirs," published in 1956, Truman states: "If South Korea fell, the communists would attack other nations, resulting in World War III". The communists he referred to were the former World War II U.S. allies China and the Soviet Union, which now supported North Korea. David Vergun, DOD News, reports.

According to a tweet from Ukrainian Front on July 26, 2023, the Serbian Army has received a shipment of 66 Humvee light armored vehicles through a direct contract with the American company AM General. This recent delivery is part of an order for a total of 118 vehicles. Currently stationed at the Pančevo barracks, these Humvees are intended for various purposes, including their deployment in international peacekeeping missions.

During the IDEF 2023 exhibition, FNSS is presenting its Sancak Remote Weapon Station (RWS) which is fitted on various Turkish army vehicles, namely the Pars IV 6x6, also presented by Army Recognition on July 28, 2023. Already in service in the Middle East and the Turkish Armed Forces, the Sancak RWS can be integrated into a variety of platforms, ranging from light ground vehicles to main battle tanks.

At the present defense event IDEF 2023, FNSS proudly presents the Zaha Marine Amphibious Vehicle (MAV) equipped with its latest Caka RWS remote-controlled weapon station. This combination of technological innovations offers a high operational capability on both land and sea, solidifying FNSS's position as a leading provider of advanced solutions for military forces.

At IDEF 2023, FNSS is showcasing its Shadow Rider UGV, a family of modular autonomous unmanned ground vehicles. The Shadow Rider FoV (Family of Vehicles) comes equipped with an artificial-intelligence-supported autonomy kit, decision support systems, sensor suite, and positional and situational awareness systems, potentially serving as a force multiplier for full-spectrum missions.

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