March 2020 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


Co-funding worth some 5 million euros from the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) has been allocated to a European Defence Agency-supported research project aimed at developing protective clothing for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). Proposed by the Romanian Ministry of Defence, the ‘Active Protection Costume EOD’ project benefited from EDA’s dedicated expertise in its successful ESIF application.

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According to a news published on March 16, 2020, by TASS, the Russian press agency, India has taken the decision to purchase 400 T-90S Russian main battle tanks (MBT) a tank which is already manufactured under license in India, said Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev during an interview with Rossiya-24 TV channel.

The first Army forum took place in 2015 and was visited by representatives of 55 countries. Only Russian enterprises showcased products at the time. In 2019, 120 countries were present and 10 foreign participants displayed their military products. The figures show that the forum is a major world exhibition of arms and hardware, the Military-Industrial Courier writes.

Royal Marines surprised ‘enemy forces’ by launching a series of daring raids on the Norwegian coastline during demanding winter exercises. Deep within the Arctic Circle, the first objective of the mission saw commando forces launch an amphibious attack from UK flagship HMS Albion using boats operated by Norwegian allies.

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to design and manufacture next-generation infrared seekers for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system, providing critical targeting technology that helps protect the U.S. and its allies from ballistic missiles. The sensor design work will improve the missile defense system's ability to neutralize more threats and improve its manufacturability.

In response to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and recent guidance by the Secretary of Defense, we have modified exercise DEFENDER-Europe 20 in size and scope. As of March 13, all movement of personnel and equipment from the United States to Europe has ceased. The health, safety and readiness of our military, civilians, and family members is our primary concern. With this decision, we continue to preserve the readiness of our force while maximizing our efforts to advance our alliances and partnerships.

EDGE, the advanced technology group for defence and beyond, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tawazun Economic Council (Tawazun), the defence and security industry enabler responsible for the creation and development of a sustainable industry in the UAE. The agreement enables EDGE to offer exceptional UAE nationals the prospect of participating in development programmes, and benefiting from job placement opportunities and internships in the advanced technology, defence and security domains through the Sustain & Enhance Emiratisation in Defence and Security (SEEDS) Program.

The latest artillery systems arrived for the Russian Southern Military District’s 49th all-arms army, the District’s press office reported on Monday, 16 March. "Two artillery batteries have been re-armed with the improved 152mm 2S19M2 Msta-SM2 self-propelled artillery howitzers capable of firing Krasnopol precision-guided munitions," the press office said in a statement.

Avtomatika Concern of Rostec demonstrates new and prospective anti-drone means at Kudinovo range in Kaluga region. They include Rubezh-Avtomatika, Sapsan-Bekas, reconnaissance and monitoring stations, and other designs, Rostec said.

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