November 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


Eurospike, a joint venture between Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Diehl Defence GmbH & Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH has signed a multi-year framework contract for the supply of SPIKE (also known as MELLS in Germany) Missiles & launchers to the German Army. The missiles and launchers will be manufactured in Germany by local German companies, in keeping with RAFAEL’s global policy of teaming up with domestic industry, resulting in knowledge transfer and local job creation.

Soldiers assigned to Joint Multinational Readiness Center’s Sustainment Team, known as the Adlers, had the opportunity to oversee soldiers of 746th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade, from California National Guard, during exercise Dragoon Ready. The mission was for 746th CSSB to supply fuel to the 501st Main Battle Tank Regiment (501e Régiment de Chars de Combat), Free French 2nd Armored Division, soldiers at a fuel collection point in the Hohenfels training area to test interoperability.

BAE Systems was awarded research and development funding through the U.S. Army to create an advanced radar jamming technology. The technology aims to improve air survivability and mission effectiveness for U.S. Army rotary-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by detecting and defeating complex and unknown threats in electronic combat.

Motovilikhinskie Zavody Enterprise of Rostec shipped the final batch of Tornado-G multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) to the Russian Defense Ministry, Rostec said: "The enterprise fully and timely overhauled and upgraded Grad MLRS to Tornado-G level in the framework of 2019 program," it said.

President of Defense Industries (SSB) İsmail Demir confirmed on Nov.12 that the Turkish armed forces have added 10 more self-propelled Korkut Air Defense Gun Systems to its inventory, DailySabah reports. Demir told Anadolu Agency that, with this last delivery, there is now a total of 13 systems developed by leading defense company Aselsan in the Army's inventory.

On Nov.7, two Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) interceptors successfully intercepted two tactical ballistic missile targets in a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The PAC-3 CRI intercepts support the U.S. Army's Field Surveillance Program (FSP) ensuring the reliability and readiness of fielded PAC-3 missiles. The test also marked the twelfth and thirteenth successful PAC-3 CRI FSP intercepts in seven years.

According to a news released on November 8, 2019, on the official website of the "Times of India", the Indian Ministry of Defense has signed a contract with the Heavy Vehicles Factory at Avadi, in Chennai, to produce 469 Russian T-90 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), that could be the MS version of the T-90 family.

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