November 2020 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


China's new-generation off-road armored vehicles manufactured by Dongfeng have been commissioned into the People's Liberation Army (PLA) border defense troops in large numbers. A battalion attached to the PLA Tibet Military Command recently received a batch of « assault » vehicles, said the command's Sina Weibo account on Tuesday. Liu Xuanzun reports on Global Times.

According to information published by the Ukrainian defense website Army Inform on November 2, 2020, the Ukrainian army has planned to replace Soviet-made 2A36 Giatsint-B 152mm towed howitzers, 2A65 MSTA-B 152mm towed howitzers, 2s19 152mm self-propelled howitzers and 2S5 152mm self-propelled howitzers with the DANA M2 wheeled 152mm self-propelled howitzer produced by the Czech defense industry.

On October 30, 2020, the U.S. State Department made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of Javelin missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $46 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

The European leading robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics demonstrated their autonomous THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to the Italian Army this week and launched a new program to assess and analyse the implementation of intelligent systems into the army’s doctrine.

According to a picture published on the Twitter account of BAE Systems on October 29, 2020, BAE Systems unveils its technology demonstrator based on the new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) for U.S. Marine Corps fitted with a 30mm cannon turret as well as a counter-drone system, an anti-tank weapon, and rocket launcher pod.

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