September 2019 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News


A tank unit has taken part in the first tactical drill after being rearmed with new modernized T-80BV tanks at a range in the Amur region. For the first time ever, the tank troopers acted jointly with the Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles in all the main phases of the maneuvers, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Over 3,000 troops and 200 vehicles from 12 NATO Allies¹ are taking part in exercise Silver Arrow in Latvia this week. The multinational exercise, which wraps up on 3 October, provides an opportunity for forces to enhance their readiness, and train with one of four NATO battlegroups in the region.

Ukroboronprom, the Ukrainian state defense agency has completed the delivery of 120mm self-propelled mortar system BARS-8MMK to the Ukrainian army who has performed the first firing tests. The BARS-8MMK is a new mobile self-propelled mortar vehicle using the chassis of the BARS-8 4x4 wheeled armored vehicle.

On September 10, the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) under the Japanese Ministry of Defense announced that it had selected the three final contenders in a competition to replace the country’s aging fleet of Type 96 8×8 wheeled armored personnel carriers.

Mack Defense and Sherwin-Williams General Industrial Coatings have partnered to implement multiple solutions for applying Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings (CARC) for use on the Mack Defense M917A3 heavy dump truck (HDT) model. These coating solutions are designed to meet the demanding requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense’s CARC process specifications MIL-DTL-53072F.

Tank troopers of a motorized rifles brigade of the Central Military District (TsVO) have used a "tank carousel" tactics to destroy the conditional adversary at drills at Totskoye range in the Orenburg region, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The Singapore Army and the Indonesian Army (TNI-AD) have successfully conducted the 31st edition of Exercise Safkar Indopura, which took place from 17 to 26 September 2019. Chief of Army Major-General (MG) Goh Si Hou and Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Army General Andika Perkasa co-officiated the closing ceremony of the flagship bilateral exercise at Murai Urban Training Facility (MUTF) earlier this morning.

The Spanish Ministry of Defence has awarded Star Defence Logistics & Engineering (SDLE) the contract for the maintenance of the Leopard 2A4 turrets. This service for the Spanish Army covers the repair of assemblies and sub-assemblies of the vehicle's fire control systems, as well as the preventive and evolutionary maintenance of the systems.

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