Uruguay; Navy accepts three Protector patrol boats from US

Uruguay; Navy accepts three Protector patrol boats from US

According to information published by Pucara on September 5, 2022, the National Navy of Uruguay received the three Damen Stan Patrol 2606 – Protector Class patrol boats, donated by the United States government in a ceremony held at the US Coast Guard Base in Baltimore, Maryland.

Lithuania; Army field tests its new Vilka 8×8 armored IFVs

According to a video published by the Lithuanian army on September 19, 2022, the infantry unit of the Lithuanian army conducts crew qualification with the new Vilka 8×8 wheeled armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle). The Vilka is based on the German-made Boxer multirole wheeled armored vehicle. During this qualification phase, the soldiers of the Lithuanian […]

Philippines; China grants CS/VP3 Bigfoot 4×4 MRAP vehicles to the army

According to a video released on the “DA-REAL Military Channel” YouTube channel on September 15, 2022, China has delivered CS/VP3 Bigfoot 4×4 mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles as part of its military assistance to the Philippines for 2022. On 9th February 2022, the first batch of 130 million RMB military donations from China was formally […]

Ukraine; Slovenia to grant 28 M-55S tanks  

According to information published by the Slovenian Press Agency on September 19, 2022, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob on Monday, September 19, agreed on the transfer to Ukraine of 28 M-55S main battle tanks from the Slovenian army military inventory in exchange for German military vehicles. On April 2022, Slovenia […]

UAE; MoD negotiates buy of 120 Bayraktar TB2 drones

According to information published by the “Tactical Report” website on September 16, 2022, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in talks with Türkiye (Turkey) to acquire 120 Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs). For several years, Turkey has strengthened its diplomatic relations with the UAE with contracts signed in the defense field including the manufacture […]

Ukraine; Army operates Finnish surplus XA-180 AFVs

According to pictures released on the Twitter account of Ukraine Weapon Tracker on September 15, 2022, Ukraine would have received an undisclosed number of Finnish Sisu XA-180 6×6 armored personnel carriers. These are made in Finland and appear to have been donated from Finnish Military stocks. No official information has been released by Finland regarding […]

 Russia; Kinzhal hypersonic launch fails, crashes short of its target in Russia

Ashish Dangwal reported in Eurasian Times, on September 16, that a video of an unidentified flying object that crashed in Stavropol, Russia, around 350 kilometers (220 miles) from the Ukrainian border, went viral on the internet. The Russian media reports initially led people to believe it was a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Later, Twitter […]

Ukraine;  Lithuania MoD to repair damaged Ukrainian howitzers  

A tweet posted on September 16 by the Lithuanian Minsitry of Defense states that Lithuania’s military support to Ukraine continues. Ukrainian self-propelled howitzers with battlefield damages are on their way to Lithuania, where they will be repaired. At the same time, Lithuanian M113 armored personnel carriers continue their journey to the battlefield. “Just today the […]

Lithuania; MoD plans to buy drones

The Lithuanian MoD announced on 14 September that it has begun organizing the procurement of new UASs. ‘We plan to purchase 35 sets of small and mini unmanned aircraft systems,’ the MoD noted in a Twitter post, without providing further details. It added that the UAS procurement ‘will significantly improve the intelligence capabilities’ of the […]

Philippine; Government approves $704M  modernization budget   

According to Defense Studies, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program (AFPMP) is assured of receiving at least another PHP40 billion (USD 704 Mn) in fresh funding for the army’s capability-building procurement projects, Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel said on September 11. This year, the AFPMP has PHP29 billion (USD 508 Mn) and […]

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