May 2020 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


Unexploded ordnance, mines and improvised explosive devices pose a grave threat to troops deployed in harm’s way. The German Bundeswehr is currently taking delivery of a newly developed high-performance system for countering these threats. Specially configured for an EOD role, this new variant of the Fuchs/Fox 1A8 armored transport vehicle – known as the KAI – represents a quantum leap in the German military’s ability to detect and identify unexploded ordnance and similar battlefield hazards.

The Barrett 4050 HF SDR is the first of the Barrett 4000 series products to be manufactured in the USA. The initial order for a US State Government Department follows on from ongoing relationships that both Barrett Communications USA Corp. and Royal Communications, the USA Authorised Barrett Representative, have with many US state and federal government departments.

Turkey continues deploying Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and has activated some of their elements, Head of Turkey’s Defense Industry Ismail Demir said on Friday, April 8.: “The process of deploying S-400s continues and certain systems have been put into operation," the newspaper Milliyet quoted him as saying.

The Armament Inspectorate of the Polish Ministry of Defence announced that it has launched a tendering procedure concerning semi-trailer-based main battle tank/armored vehicle transporters. The process may concern more than 100 vehicles, Defence24 reports.

FLIR Systems, Inc. on May 7, 2020, announced it has won an additional $20.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to deliver its FLIR Black Hornet® 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS). The advanced nano-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will support platoon- and small unit-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Army's Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program.

The state enterprise Kyiv Armored Plant, which is part of Ukroboronprom, handed over 9 armored personnel carriers BTR-80 to the Ukrainian vіykov party after a complete overhaul. Ukroboronprom publishes the following statement. On its part, the state enterprise Lviv Armored Plant, which is also part of Ukroboronprom, has handed over another batch of 4 T-64 MBTs and 2 T-72As to the Ministry of Defense.

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