May 2018 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News





This is a major milestone in the long fight against the self-called Islamic State: on April 30 in Baghdad, the U.S. armed forces folded down the flag on the headquarters of the coalition's ground component in Iraq.

Nearly 3,700 service members from 13 allied and partner nations will participate in exercise Combined Resolve X at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area in southeastern Germany, April 9-May 12, 2018. Combined Resolve is a U.S. Army Europe exercise designed to give the rotational combat brigades a graded culminating event before they return to the U.S.

China will dispatch 395 peacekeepers in May to Mali for one year on a UN mission. Officially formed on Wednesday 1st May, the battalion will be China's sixth batch of peacekeepers to be deployed in Mali.

Abaco has won a substantial initial order from a major European supplier to the defense industry. The customer is under contract to supply tactical electronic warfare systems to one of the world’s major armies. The order includes quantities of Abaco’s VP868 high performance 6U OpenVPX plug-in modules with advanced digital signal processing capabilities, and Abaco’s FM134 FMC+ FPGA Mezzanine Card Direct RF Conversion Module, two of which will be mounted on each VP868. Total long-term value of the program to Abaco is estimated to be around $6 million.

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