October 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News

 
 
 
 

The Defence Chiefs of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) member countries are in Singapore from 14 to 16 October for the 19th FPDA Defence Chiefs' Conference (FDCC). Chaired by Singapore's Chief of Defence Force (CDF) Lieutenant-General (LG) Melvyn Ong, this year's conference was attended by Australia's CDF, General Angus Campbell; Malaysia's CDF, General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Hj Zulkifli bin Hj Zainal Abidin; New Zealand's Vice CDF, Air Vice-Marshal Tony Davies; and United Kingdom's Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Tim Fraser.

BAE Systems unveiled its Raven Countermeasure system for combat vehicles as part of its integrated vehicle protection system (VPS) suite of products. Raven is a proven directable infrared countermeasure capable of defeating anti-tank guided missiles, protecting ground vehicles and their crews, and improving mission effectiveness without the use of kinetic countermeasures.

Roselectrionika Holding of Rostec designed a radar to detect small drones at a distance of 7.5 km. The radar was designed by Salyut of Roselectronika together with Fakel of Almaz-Antey. Prototypes have been built and field trials held. The radar is made only of Russian electronic components and is unprecedented in the country, Rostec said.

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait for nineteen (19) M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lifting Extraction System (HERCULES) recovery vehicles and related equipment and support for an estimated cost of $281 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 10, 2019.

The fifth iterations of the Atlantic Resolve armored and aviation rotations will begin arriving in Europe over the next two weeks. Since April 2014, U.S. Army Europe has led the Department of Defense’s Atlantic Resolve land efforts by bringing units based in the U.S. to Europe for nine months at a time. 

For 130 years, Belgium-based FN Herstal has provided generations of Defense and Security Forces as well as Special Units, with firearms that give them a clear advantage in any engagement. This proud tradition is set to continue in showcasing both newly developed and combat-proven products aiming to defeat today’s threats.

Exhibitor at the Forum Enterprise Defense 2019 currently underway at Satory, Arquus presents his vision of the logistic truck of the armed forces of tomorrow. This 8x8 truck is the first element of the all-new Arquus logistics range, specially developed to meet the military needs.

In 2018, the U.S. Army stood up the service's newest command to drive innovation. Since that time, Army Futures Command has become fully operationally capable and complements the other Army commands, Forces Command, Training and Doctrine, and Army Materiel Command, as the cornerstone of the Army's modernization efforts. Phillip B. Fountain, U.S. Army Futures Command, reports on U.S. Army’s website.

The Iranian Army Ground Force staged a war game in the country’s northwestern regions near the common border with Turkey on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The unannounced military exercise has been held in regions near Oroumiyeh, the capital of the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, with Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi in attendance.

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