May 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


U.S. Army Futures Command’s Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team kicked off its annual Experimental Demonstration Gateway Event, or EDGE, on May 2 to assess new tactics, technologies and interconnecting architectures with more than 16 inter-service organizations and seven international partners. Lisa Ferguson, AFC Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, reports.

At Modern Day Marine 2022, XTEND, a company specializing in human-guided autonomous drone operating systems for military forces and law enforcement agencies, is highlighting its recently-launched second-generation indoor tactical sUAS system: the Xtender. In addition, XTEND is announcing two new strategic partnerships with Easy Aerial and SightX, which will enable expansion into new markets and enhancement of the solution’s AI capabilities.

According to information published by the German Newspaper website "Welt" on May 4, 2022, Germany plans to supply Cobra counter-artillery radar to Ukraine. This new delivery of military equipment to Ukraine comes after the announcement of Germany to provide PzH 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine.

The U.S. Department of Defense is urging the Portuguese government to send to Ukraine a batch of its M113 APCs to Ukraine, Matt Carlson reports in Outdoor Enthusiast Magazine, meaning the vehicles that served in the National Army for about 30 years at the Santa Margarita Army Camp.

Admiral Rogério Ramos Lage, Material Commander of the Brazilian Marine Corps, confirmed the delivery of the first four Oshkosh 4x4 JLTV armored vehicles by October 2022, out of a total order of 12 units whose deliveries will be four vehicles per year until 2024, InfoDefensa reports.

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) is a fully made-in-India towed artillery gun system project undertaken in mission mode by DRDO as a part of the artillery modernization programme of the Indian Army, NDTV recalls. Trials of the ATAGS were successfully conducted at Pokhran Field Firing Range (PFFR) between April 26 and May 2, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials said on May 2.

The Philippine Army is about to increase its tank fleet with 20 Israeli-made Sabrah light tanks and Pandur II IFVs According to Philippine Army spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad, the upcoming armored vehicles are part of the army's Light Tank Acquisition Project under Horizon Two of the Revised Armed Forces Modernization Program (RAFPMP), reports.

Israel Weapon Industries presents the patented GAL Versatile Protective Suit (VPS) at the MOC Prison Riot Event, in collaboration with the Special Operations team of the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DCR). In demonstrations throughout the event, staff will showcase the suit's unique ability to reduce trauma sustained by forces in the maintenance of public order, by up to 95%.

According to information published by the International Press Agency Reuters on May 2, 2022, Taiwan's Defence Ministry announced that the U.S. State Department had informed Taiwan to cancel the sales of 40 M109A6 Paladin 155mm self-propelled howitzers due to the Russo-Ukrainian War. After the proposal by other European countries to deliver M109, we can assume that the M109A6s from Taiwan could be sent to Ukraine

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