PARIS — Navistar Defense has built a light armored recovery version of its Husky vehicle for the British army in Afghanistan.
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Harris Corp has unveiled two new tactical radios and a battlefield tablet to the international marketplace, in a bid to take advantage of two emerging trends: networking soldiers from the tactical edge up to command headquarters; and the increasing overlap between military and police work in combating organized crime and terrorism.
The Finnish Defence Forces have tapped BAE Systems to supply 25 more RG32M armored patrol vehicles in a €12.5 million ($15.7 million USD) deal that was announced on June 13. The contract builds on previous Finnish orders 26 vehicles in 2010, and 23 vehicles in 2011. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in April 2013 and are expected to be completed in July 2013.
PARIS — South Africa’s Paramount Group has struck a collaborative deal with ST Kinetics that will see the two companies join forces marketing armored vehicles and other equipment in Asia and Africa.
PARIS — Navistar rolled out two new vehicles for the international market this week. It introduced variants of its Saratoga, which the company has submitted to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in consideration for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, and an international variant of its submission to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for its Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV 1.1). Company officials said that Navistar formally submitted the GMV vehicle on June 12 and that USSOCOM has already tested an early model and approved its participation in the effort.
PARIS — The European Defence Agency (EDA) is partnering with 17 leading European defense firms to undertake a study of the continent’s land system industrial base, EDA officials said on June 12.
PARIS — Argentina could buy Brazil’s Guarani armored vehicle and receive the first deliveries as early as next year, according to a senior executive at Iveco, the Italian company leading the design and development effort on the new machine.