NOVEMBER 2021 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


Two crews from Crazy Horse Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division made armor history in September at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. Led by 2nd Lt. Jake Hall and Staff Sgt. Nicholas Smearman, the crews were the first to fire the XM-1147 Advanced Multi-Purpose (AMP) round, an experimental round that has been in development for over a decade.

According to a Tweet published on November 1, 2021, by Mikael Frisell, Director Landsystems at the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), Sweden has signed a contract with HB Development AB to renovate Stridsfordon 90A (CV90A) tracked armored IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles).

According to information released on November 3, 2021, AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, today announced the successful demonstration of integrating Switchblade® 300 loitering missiles and JUMP® 20 medium unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for increased mission autonomy and efficacy. This Air Launched Effects (ALE) proof-of-concept demonstration took place in August 2021 with the goal of launching an inert Switchblade 300 from the JUMP 20 and successfully recovering both air vehicles.

According to information released on November 2, 2021, Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), the joint venture between the global aerospace and technology company, Paramount Group and one of Kazakhstan's leading defense and engineering companies, Kazpetromash, has announced that its flagship and next-generation 8x8 Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV), the Barys 8x8 armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle), has successfully completed a four-year series of trials conducted by the Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan, bringing the vehicle a step closer to its first production order.

According to a Tweet published by the Israeli Ministry of Defense on November 2, 2021, following the Government-to-Government agreement signed last February, the German Federal Ministry of Defense and the Israel Ministry of Defense have completed the first series of successful live-fire tests of the TROPHY Active Protection System mounted on German Leopard 2A7 main battle tank.

According to a press release published by Nexter Systems, a company of KNDS, on November 2, 2021, French company Nexter unveils its new name of ammunition brand Nexter Arrowtech with the aim of consolidating its position in front of the competition and establishing its position as a European leader in the development and production multi-caliber ammunition.

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