October 2022 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military


Hanwha Defense’s state-of-the-art unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) will join the U.S. Army’s competitive field test and evaluation program. The UGV, codenamed ARION-SMET, has been selected as one of the equipment for the Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) operated by the Office of the Secretary of Defense under the U.S. Department of Defense. The FCT aims to test items and technologies of U.S. foreign allies that have a high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) so as to satisfy valid defense requirements quickly and economically.

To show what innovative approaches Hensoldt has in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) supported and networked sensor solutions, the company hosted a series of hands-on demonstrations and presentations as part of its Innovation Day 2022. Topics such as information superiority in contested and complex scenarios through integrated signals intelligence, the digitisation of land forces and Hensoldt's contribution to the Eurofighter's new capabilities and roles showcased the company's role as a technology driver and platform-independent sensor solutions house.

V-Protect provides a leading-edge radio frequency (RF) communication jamming system that brings seamless and adaptable protection across a wide range of relevant frequency bands and technologies. Integrated into standard or armoured SUVs, the system is quickly deployable and easily operated to provide convoy protection, among many other applications.

Elbit Systems & TASE (ESLT) announced on October 12 that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America was awarded an order valued at approximately $107 million for the supply of Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) systems, spare parts, logistics support, and test equipment, for the U.S. Army. The order will be executed in Roanoke, Virginia and will be supplied during the years 2023 and 2024.

ISNR Abu Dhabi, the International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience brings together a unique networking platform for the national & cyber security community to accelerate public-private collaboration for a safer connected world. During the event, the Turkish firm Havelsan is displaying its BAHA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

Taking place 10-12 October, and organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company and hosted at the world-class ADNEC venue, ISNR Abu Dhabi offers all visitors an unparalleled opportunity to grow their business and connections in this critical sector. On this occasion, Howe & Howe Technologies is displaying its Thermite EV2 firefighting robot.

Aselsan is a Turkish defense corporation headquartered in Ankara, Turkey. Its main operating area is research, development, and manufacture of advanced military products for air, land, and maritime forces. The company is showcasing its Barkan Autonomous UGV System.

U.S. manufacturer Rezvani, based in Costa Mesa, California, designs futuristic military-looking vehicles, the latest one being called Vengeance. 22-inch wheels come standard, fitted with 35-inch off-road tires. Armored versions of the Vengeance offer optional extras such as bulletproof glass, underside explosive protection, military run-flat tires, thermal night vision cameras, and electrified door handles, to name a few, Gabriel Vega reports in duPont Registry.

BAE Systems has successfully fired its Long-Range Precision Guidance Kit (LR-PGK) for 155mm artillery projectiles from the U.S. Army’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) at Yuma Proving Ground, demonstrating airframe structural survivability under extreme firing conditions. The LR-PGK improves the accuracy of unguided artillery projectiles with low-cost navigation and guidance technology.

As the foremost manufacturer of high-performance luxury hypercars in the Middle East, W Motors is at the forefront of next-generation design and development. The firm is displaying its Giath Smart Patrol during ISNR Abu Dhabi, the International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience.

ISNR Abu Dhabi, the International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience brings together a unique networking platform for the national & cyber security community to accelerate public-private collaboration for a safer connected world. At ISNR 2022, the Ministry of Interior UAE is showcasing the Gepard armored vehicle.

The intensification of cooperation between the Russian Federation and Iran in the issue of purchasing Iranian drones is related to Russia's intentions to save on the use of its few remaining high-precision missiles, which cost millions of dollars, according to Yuriy Ihnat, the spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, who spoke on the air of the national telethon, Ukrinform reports.

The M142 High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) has attracted a lot of attention as one of the most efficient weapons delivered to the Ukrainian army to fight the Russian invader. A Lockheed Martin representative said that plans to manufacture missiles for this artillery system in Australia are being discussed, Ashish Dangwal reports in the Eurasian Times.

MINSK, October 10. /TASS-DEFENSE/. Belarus and Russia begin deploying a joint regional group of forces, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday, October 10. The Belarusian leader said that he had held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after an informal CIS summit in St. Petersburg: “In the wake of an escalation on the western borders of the Union State, we agreed on deploying a regional group of forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. All these moves are consistent with our documents,” the BelTA news agency quoted Lukashenko as saying at a meeting with defense and security officials. “Now that the level of danger reaches the level as is the case now, we begin deploying a group of forces of the Union State”.

According to Al Mayadeen, Belarus is set to receive 9K720 Iskander-M nuclear-capable guided missiles and S-400 Triumf air defense missiles, the Belarusian Ministry of Defense said on October 7: "The defense minister (Viktor Khrenin) has announced the incoming delivery of new equipment, which includes the [Russian-made] Iskander guided missile systems and the S-400 air defense systems over the next few months", the defense ministry said on Telegram. "The demonstration of the unmanned combat systems will take place in October," Minsk added.

On September 14th, South Korea’s defense company Hanwha Defense Co.— through its US subsidiary Hanwha Defense USA — and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center (DEVCOM AC), successfully proved the compatibility of the K9 Thunder Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) and K10 Ammunition Resupply Vehicle (ARV) with a variety of U.S. munitions.

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