October 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


The Russian Defense Ministry radically increases the firepower of the coastal troops in Crimea. They are receiving Tornado-G multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) which replace Grad in artillery regiments and battalions of the peninsula. Tornado-G is fully automatic and can independently guide missiles at targets, the Izvestia daily writes.

In the late 1950s and early ‘60s, soldiers stepped into their newly issued British Army footwear known as Boots DMS. They picked up their weapons, packs, tentage and bedding and trudged their way on a marching competition from Hay-on-Wye to Maesteg - a route that covered 74 miles and many of the peaks of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Back then, it was known as the Cambrian March - a competition for Territorial Army soldiers keen to show their prowess in fitness and map-reading ability.

Thailand's Defense Technology Institute has successfully conducted a dynamic test-firing of a domestic prototype of D11A 114mm guided rocket at the Artillery Firing Range, Artillery Center, located at Fort Phaholyothin (Phahonyothin), Lopburi Province, in September 2019.

The “Persian Gulf Air Defense Headquarters” officially started its mission in a ceremony attended by Major General Mousavi on Monday, Oct. 7, FarsNews reports. The center is equipped with the latest homegrown control and surveillance technologies with the capacity to help keep a better watch on the region.

On October 4, 2019, during an official ceremony in Poland, the United States has announced the permanent presence of a U.S. Army Division Forward Headquarters in Poland following an agreement signed by U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Poland President Andrzej Duda in New York City, on September 23, 2019.

Russia will build missile attack early warning stations in the Extreme North by 2022. Another station will be erected in Sevastopol in 2024. President Vladimir Putin said only Russia and the United States possess such stations at present, Gazeta.ru online publication writes.

Media reports claimed important elements of the latest Russian S-500 air defense system were tested in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry denied the claims and said there was no need to test the weapon in Syria. Sources of Gazeta.ru online publication also denied the report which claimed the trials exposed specific problems that were rapidly rectified. The very claim means there were no tests.

Belgium has just hosted the 4th Global Special Operations Symposium in Europe. Organized in Brussels by the Global SOF Foundation with, in this case, the assistance of the Belgian Special Operations Regiment, the event has gathered an impressive array of participants, both from the Special Operations world and the international defense industry.

The ZBD-04A, a new generation of tracked armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) unveiled by the Chinese army during the military parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China that was held on October 1, 2019. The ZBD-04A was developed independently by China, which is the improved model of China's second-generation tracked AIFV after the Type 86 AIFV.

Speaking at the event, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “Today, emerging and disruptive technologies are having a profound impact on how the Alliance carries out its core tasks. How we understand, adopt and implement those technologies will largely determine our future security, and NATO will play a key role in driving this change”.

A modernized T-90M tank may become the main combat tank in the Russian Armed Forces, General of the Army Alexey Maslov, a special representative of the UralVagonZavod Corporation (UVZ, an affiliate of Russian State Corporation Rostec) for military-technical cooperation, told TASS.

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