June 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


On 22 May, in Washington, Kadi Silde, Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Estonian Ministry of Defence, and Kathryn Wheelbarger, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs, signed the Estonia-United States Roadmap for Defence Cooperation for 2019–2024 at the Pentagon. Polygon Military Magazine reports.

Hours before sunrise and the inevitable, stifling heat of Kuwait in late May, 176 infantry soldiers lined up on the turf of Camp Buehing’s athletic field, ready for the first event in what would be a grueling week of testing for a common, coveted goal: the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB). Sgt. Liane Hatch, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, reports on U.S. Army’s website.

Every year, thousands of European armed forces participate in multiple exercises with the U.S. to help improve interoperability and stability of the region. Exercise Immediate Response 2019 is a multinational exercise co-led by Croatian Armed Forces, Slovenian Armed Forces and U.S. Army Europe. Pvt. Laurie Ellen Schubert reports on U.S. Army’s website.

Navistar Defense was awarded a $14,085,821 firm-fixed-price contract for 4x4 Navistar cargo trucks 6x6 Navistar general transport trucks, 6x6 Navistar 30 ton wreckers, and Navistar spare parts. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Lisle, Illinois, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 27, 2020. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $14,085,821 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

Rheinmetall is launching the Rescue model of its Mission Master at CANSEC 2019. The Mission Master is a modular unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that facilitates recovery of injured troops without compromising the operators’ safety, along with many other dangerous, dirty, and dull (DDD) tasks.

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