July 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


The Chinese and German armed forces are holding a joint exercise on medical support called "Combined Aid 2019". It began on July 3 and will last until July 17 at the Bezirk Feldkirchen training base, in Germany, in an effort to improve coordination in conducting international humanitarian medical missions.

The financial volume of 46 procurement contracts signed by the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) at the Army 2019 defense exhibition, which was held in Kubinka near Moscow on 24-30 June, has set a new record, according to the country’s top military officials.

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to TECRO for the Stinger missiles and related equipment and support for an estimated cost of $223.56 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

The Chinese Optics Company acquired a batch of night vision monoculars PN21K from a major Russian designer of sights and monitoring devices, the Novosibirsk instrument-manufacturing plant (NPZ) of Shvabe. The devices are used for covert monitoring of movements, map reading and other tasks, Rostec said.

The missile is in the final stages of being inducted into the army. This new weaponry will be mounted on armored vehicles. The Army and DRDO are supposed to carry out more tests of the missiles on Monday, July 8, also to further validate the missile's capabilities.

“Ukraine is developing a contract with Canada for the supply of armored vehicles”, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said after a meeting with Canadian Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan in Toronto, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

On 6 June 2019, Rheinmetall AG and Defence Equipment and Support, the UK's defence procurement agency, signed a new framework agreement to enable the repeated procurement of infantry ammunition. The framework agreement will represent the default source of supply for specific impact rounds, ammunition and grenades in the next 5-7 years and has an estimated throughput of up to €100 million (£90m).

Government of the United States (U.S) has donated 20 M1123 cargo/troop carrier High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV, Humvee) to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) Armed Forces Wednesday here, the embassy’s social account stated.

West Virginia Army National Guard (WVARNG) Special Forces soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) recently completed the first irregular and unconventional warfare training iteration for members of the Polish Territorial Defense Forces and Latvian Zemmessardze as a part of the Ridge Runner program in West Virginia. Capt. Holli Nelson, West Virginia National Guard, reports.

The U.S. Army is now standing up short-range air defense units, known as SHORAD battalions, and offering a five-week pilot Stinger course for soldiers in maneuver units. It's part of a critical effort to defend maneuver units against the threat of aircraft, drones and cruise missiles, said Col. Mark A. Holler, commandant of the Air Defense Artillery School at Fort Sill. Gary Sheftick, Army News Service, explains.

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