OCTOBER 2021 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


According to The Guam Daily Post, one of the U.S. Army’s Iron Dome missile defense systems is being deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, the military announced Thursday in a press release. Personnel needed for the missile defense deployment have arrived on Guam, the military said, but the numbers were not released publicly. The military called it an "experimental deployment."

On October 7, the U.S. Army equipped the I Corps’ 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, with the nation’s first prototype hypersonic ground equipment. Known as the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon, this land-based, ground-launched system will provide a critical weapon and powerful deterrent to adversaries.

Jankel, a designer and manufacturer of high-specification defence, security and NGO protection systems, is collaborating with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE); born out of the UK Formula 1 Williams Racing Team, to provide services and technologies to prime contractors in the US defence market. The partnership will see Jankel and Williams Advanced Engineering working on joint projects to electrify legacy and new military vehicle fleets across the U.S. DoD.

According to Daily Sabah, a group of Turkish defense contractors is testing a kamikaze unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that will be used to counter and neutralize other drone-borne threats. The UAV is part of a wide range of drone detection and destruction systems developed by Havelsan and Transvaro, exhibited at the 3rd Military Radar and Border Security Summit, organized by the Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association (MÜSIAD) in Ankara.

Rheinmetall Canada and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) welcome Navistar Defence Canada to their partnership, dubbed Team 45⁰ North (45⁰N), in pursuit of Canada’s Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project – an initiative that will revitalize the Canadian Army’s light and heavy logistics vehicle capabilities. Drawing on more than 200 years of combined expertise in developing technical solutions in the realm of defence and vehicle programmes in Canada, Team 45⁰N brings together two premier military vehicle manufacturers and a world-class integrator to offer the Canadian Army battle-tested trucks that are purpose-built for military use.

The first batch of new BTR-82A armored personnel carriers made by the Russian company Arzamas Machine-Building Plant has been delivered at the railway station of Ozerishche, Minsk, the Belarusian Defense Ministry told BelTA news agency. Most of these new BTR-82A APCs will be handed over to the 120th Independent Mechanized Brigade. Some will be handed over to the 72nd Joint Training Center and the Military Academy of Belarus. The agreement on this delivery APCs was signed at the Russia Arms Expo 2015 show in Nizhny Tagil in September 2015. The Belarusian Defense Ministry confirmed the deal at the time but did not specify the number of vehicles earmarked for delivery.

German company Armoured Car Systems GmbH (ACS) was set up in 2003 as a part of the corporate group Gruma, with annual revenue of approx. €400m. It has built over 1.500 combat-proven vehicles of various types. Modularity is a key concept in the Enok 4.8 design, a 4x4 vehicle intended for airborne and special forces. ACS is currently competing in an undisclosed European army tender with utmost confidence.

On October 5, 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, provided 20 Jeeps (unspecified Wrangler model) to Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense to help Tajikistan secure its borders. The vehicles, which are valued at $1.4 million, will enable the special forces under Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense to conduct operations in the uneven terrain of the border regions.

Showcasing an ability to jointly and operationally flex in a dynamic environment— to leverage multinational cooperation and insert ground forces both rapidly and appropriately in response to a potential crisis anywhere in the world— U.S. Army Europe and Africa successfully organized and helped execute a massive and complex multinational exercise at the largest training area in Ukraine, the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre near Yavoriv. Sgt. 1st Class Chad Menegay reports.

Camero-Tech – a member of the SK Group (owned by Mr. Samy Katsav), is a pioneer in developing, producing, and marketing pulsed-based UWB micro-power radar ‘Through Wall Imaging’ systems. Camero is launching its groundbreaking Xaver LR40 (XLR40) system, which detects live objects behind walls at distances of over 50 meters.

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