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AGENDA
  • New Deal for Columbia Class - 19.09.2018

    The US signed a new contract with General Dynamics. A total of US $ 480.6 million of modification will be carried out within the scope of the Columbia Class Submarine Development Project, which is expected to reach USD 6.1 billion in total.

    Columbia Class Submarines will start the construction of the first platform in the autumn of 2020, and will replace the Ohio Class nuclear submari

  • Tests are Started for Modernised BTR - 19.09.2018

    Ukrainian Company CDET LLC has announced that the modernised BTR-60MK armoured personnel carrier has begun tests. The platform, which is quite outdated for modern battlefields, has been modernised according to today's requirements.

    In the scope of modernization, the petrol engines, of the vehicle were replaced by diesel engines. This improves the performance and safety of the

  • UK Secured its Typhoon Export to Qatar - 19.09.2018

    Qatar’s contract to buy 24 Typhoon jets and nine Hawks  from United Kingdom is now officially effective after BAE Systems received its first payment today. 

    The deal, worth around £5bn includes the aircraft and a bespoke support and training package. 

  • China Sent Uninvited Spy Ship to Vostok 2018 : USNI News - 19.09.2018

    U.S. Naval Institute’s online news and analysis portal USNI News claims that China sent uninvited spy ship to Russia’s Vostok 2018 military drill. Publication says, “At Moscow’s invitation, Beijing sent People’s Liberation Army soldiers, helicopters, tanks – and one uninvited Chinese surveillance ship.”

    A PLA Navy Dongdiao-class auxiliary gene

  • KC-46 New Deficiencies, Jeopardize Planned Delivery Date - 19.09.2018

    The U.S. Air Force has added two new technical issues to the KC-46 tanker’s list of problems, potentially throwing a wrench into the projected delivery of the first tanker in October.

    US based Defence Magazine Defence News stated that “both deficiencies are category-1 , the most serious designation of technical problems, and revolve around the tanker’s refuelling boo

  • Negotiations Come to an End - 18.09.2018

    Negotiations between India and Russia are coming to an end. Delhi will sign a approximately $ 5.5 billion agreement with Moscow to procure the S-400 air defense system. The deal is expected to be signed before the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to India next month. Indian Defence Minister announced that "Negotiations with Russia almost finished. We will see if signatur

  • Netherlands To Upgrade 28 AH-64Ds With $1 Billion Price Tag - 18.09.2018

    The U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency announced on Sept. 14 that its Principal Director for Security Assistance and State Secretary of Defence, for the Netherlands, have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for the modernization of 28 AH-64Ds to the E variant. Netherlands was cleared by the U.S. government to remanufacture these helicopters back in February. The package includes

  • Tu-160s crossed the North Pole - 18.09.2018

    Russia announced the Russian Air Forces Tu-160 strategic bombers (NATO reporting name: Blackjack) flew at the North Pole. “White Swans” taking off from the Saratov region of Russia flew to Chukotka via the North Pole. The statement appeared on the Zvezda television of the Russian Ministry of Defence. It was understood that strategic planes flew a total of 9 thousand kilometres witho

  • Egypt To Buy Ammunition From USA - 17.09.2018

    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of 46,000 M831A1 and M865 rounds and 10,000 APFSDS-T rounds for an estimated cost of $99 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

    The Government of Egypt has requested to buy 46,000 120MM Target Practic

  • First Romeo Commisioned - 17.09.2018

    Saudi Arabia continues to strengthen its navy. Riyadh, which previously signed an agreement with Madrid to develop warships, recently commissioned the first MH-60R navy helicopter.

    The MH-60R helicopters, which can operate under any conditions, are the backbone of the US Navy's ship-borne helicopter force. Helicopter can operate from different platforms such as frigates, destroyer

  • BAE Systems to Modernise Bradleys - 17.09.2018

    US has announced a new contract with BAE Systems. According to the agreement, the company will modernize eight Bradley infantry fighting vehicles used in the US Army Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT). Within the scope of the agreement cost of 91.1 million USD, the modernization works will be completed in 2024.

    The electronics of M2 Bradleys will be replaced within the scope

  • NATO’s Article 5 To Respond Russian Cyber Attack: Stoltenberg - 17.09.2018

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that members of the organization are ready for cyber-attacks from Russia. According to him, if this happens, then, depending on the nature of the impact, the Alliance can use the fifth article of its charter. In accordance with its charter, the North Atlantic Alliance considers an attack on one or more of its participants as an attack on all member c

  • India Tested Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile - 17.09.2018

    India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has conducted successful test firing of a new indigenously designed and developed man portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM).

    "Indigenously developed MPATGM was successfully flight tested for the second time from the Ahmednagar range today. All the mission objectives have been met," a statement issued by th

  • ROK To Acquire 64 Patriot PAC-3 MSE Missiles - 16.09.2018

    The State Department has decided approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of 64 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles for an estimated cost of $501 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The ROK has requested to buy 64 Patriot

  • Russia To Hold Vostok Like Military Exercise Every Five Years - 16.09.2018

    Russia will hold a large-scale military exercise similar to the Vostok 2018 trainings every five years, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said. "Naturally, we had been planning these drills, we intend to hold them further, every five years," Shoigu said in an interview aired on Rossiya-1 television in the Far East on Sunday. This week Russia held the Vostok 2018 manoeuvres which involved

  • US Army Tests first Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicle - 16.09.2018

    The 3rd Armoured Brigade Combat Team (BCT) 1st Cavalry Division, Electronic Warfare Team “Greywolf,” fielded the Army’s new Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicle recently. The new vehicle was developed to provide Army Electronic Warfare Teams with the ability to sense and jam enemy communications and networks from an operationally relevant range at the brigade combat team level.

  • Morocco gets 170 Abrams Tanks - 16.09.2018

    According to US Army Acquisition Magazine, The Kingdom of Morocco gets its refurbished Abrams tanks.  U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) regional operations division chief at the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC), Scott Huther, said the Kingdom of Morocco recently requested 222 M1A1 Abrams tanks in an upgrade to its tank fleet that began in 2016. The transfer of the Abrams tanks pr

  • Lockheed Martin Begins Greek F-16 Upgrade - 15.09.2018

    Lockheed Martin announced that it will launch the upgrade of 85 Greek F-16 fighter jets with the Block 70/72 Viper system next Monday. 

    Lockheed Martin’s VP Business Development Initiatives in Europe Dennys Plessas made the announcement during a press conference in Thessaloniki. Plessas explained the timetable of the upgrade and said that “a great part of the upgrade

  • ASELSAN Magazine Begins Bilingual Publication - 15.09.2018

    ASELSAN company began publishing its magazine in two languages. Magazine was only in Turkish until now. In accordance with company export efforts, Magazine will be in Turkish and English. First issue can be reached from https://www.aselsan.com.tr/tr-tr/basin-odasi/Documents/ASELSANDergileri/99_2018_02.pdf link.

  • MESAN Introduced Collective and Individual Training Systems - 15.09.2018

    MESAN company participating in SAHA EXPO, introduced solutions in mine detectors. The company exhibited the MEPAK metal detector that it developed nationally and originally, and on the other hand it explained the product of mine detecting training with the simulator for the individual and the team. The training system introduced by MESAN warns the person to perform at right height, speed, paral

  • Spain Sends Bombs After Saudi Financial Threat - 15.09.2018

    Spain appears to have given up against financial pressure to deliver 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia, reversing a recent decision to put the deal on hold.

    The Socialist administration, which came to power in June, decided last week to halt the shipment, which was part of a €141.7 million arms deal signed in 2015 by the previous conservative government. Current government s

  • Republic of Korea Launches 3,000-Ton Homegrown Submarine - 15.09.2018

    Republic of Korea (ROK) held a launching ceremony for a 3,000-ton indigenous submarine. The ceremony for the diesel-electric air-independent propulsion submarine, took place at the Okpo Shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. on the southern island of Geoje.

    The Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine is the Navy's first mid-class submarine. While the country's existin

  • ROK to Get Poseidon - 14.09.2018

    The State Department has decided  to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of six P-8A Patrol Aircraft for an estimated cost of $2.10 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. 

    ROK  has requested to buy six P-8A Patrol Aircraft, which includ

  • Japan’s SM-3 TU Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target - 14.09.2018

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) and the United States Missile Defence Agency (MDA) completed a successful intercept flight test in cooperation with the U.S. Navy off the coast of Kauai in Hawai. The target missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii, and the interceptor was launched from the Japanese ship JS Atago (DDG-177), verifying the newest ballisti

  • JAGM Order to Lockheed Martin - 13.09.2018

    The US has signed a new agreement with Lockheed Martin for $ 49,618 million. Under the agreement, the company will produce the Joint Air to Ground Missile (JAGM) system for the US Army. Deliveries will be completed in 2021.

    According to the company, JAGM gthers the capabilities of the Hellfire II missile and the Longbow Hellfire missiles on a single platform. JAGM combines the se

  • Korea Exhibits CBRN Recon Vehicle II - 13.09.2018

    The Republic of Korea introduced its new vehicle. At the DK Korea 2018, the CBRN reconnaissanse vehicle was introduced.

    The platform, which entered service in 2017, can identify nuclear and chemical agents. If chemical or nuclear agents identified, the vehicle can alert the friendly troops in the region .

    The vehicle, called CBRN Recon Vehicle, was built at Ha

  • Mongoose offer to Poland - 12.09.2018

    Ukraine has proposed a new vehicle to Poland. The Mongoose vehicle offered to Poland, which wanted to replace the BRDM-2 vehicles in their inventory and at the end of their useful life.

    According to the statement made by UkrOboronProm, Promoboroneksport signed a understanding agreement with WZM company.

    Mongoose, is a modernized version of BRDM-2 amphibious armored vehi

  • National Sniper from MKEK: KNT-76 - 12.09.2018

    Mechanical and Chemical Industry Institution (MKEK) developed the Sniper Rifle KNT-76 from the National Infantry Rifle MPT-76 and rifle is under serial production. KNT-76 is produced in Kırıkkale Arms Factory like MPT-76. The rifle with the same " Gas Operated Rotary Bolt Action” mechanism can fire semi-automatically. The MPT-76 could fire fully automatic and semi-automatic. Tigger s

  • ARES And Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Sign Cooperation Agreement - 12.09.2018

    Antalya based ARES Shipyard and German Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems joined forces for prospective international programs with a long-term partnership agreement. ARES announced the cooperation from company's LinkedIn account.

  • $51 Million Worth Contract For Extreme-Range JASSM Cruise Missile - 12.09.2018

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded the US Air Force contract worth $51 million for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extreme Range (JASSM-XR), the Department of defence announced Monday.

    This contract effort includes all all-up round level systems engineering and programmatic activities to align and phase the work necessary to design, develop, integrate, test, and verify component a

  • F-35B Alternative for Dokdo - 11.09.2018

    The Republic of Korea is considering the use of the F-35B Lightning II on Dokdo Class amphibious assault ships. According to the Yonhap News Agency, the Republic of Korea Navy has shared a public statement about the countries that have evaluated the deployment of F-35B Lightning II in the Defense Acquisition Program Administration's (EPA's) electronic defense system supply and unde

  • Bomb Procurement of Saudi Arabia Cancelled - 11.09.2018

    Spain cancelled the sale of laser guided bombs to Saudi Arabia. The Spanish DMinistry of Defence made a official statement. Agreement cancelled due to allegations that civilian targets were hit during military operations of Saudi Arabia in Yemen. Madrid decided to sell 400 laser-guided bombs under an agreement with Riyadh in the amount of USD 10 million that signed in 2

  • Rolls-Royce to Power Boeing MQ-25 UAV - 11.09.2018

    Boeing has selected Rolls-Royce engines to power the U.S. Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which will provide unmanned, carrier-based air-to-air refuelling, Rolls-Royce announced in a Sept. 6 release.

    The U.S. Navy has awarded the MQ-25A engineering and manufacturing contract to Boeing to provide four aircraft.

    Each MQ-25 aircraft will be powere

  • Vostok 2018 Drills Begins In Russia - 11.09.2018

    Russia’s largest ever military drill the Vostok 2018 exercise, which involves 300 thousand troops, got underway in the Eastern Military District on Tuesday, the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry told reporters.

    "The Vostok 2018 troop exercises have begun in Russia’s Far East," the ministry said. Taking part in the drills are about 300,000 Russian troo

  • Japan to Acquire Nine Hawkeye for $3.135 billion - 11.09.2018

    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of up to nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft for an estimated cost of $3.135 billion.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Sept. 7, 2018.

    The Government of Ja

  • Pakistan Discuss Plan B to for T-129 - 10.09.2018

    Pakistani defence Magazine Quwa brought future of T-129 deal with Pakistan to discussion table. Magazine claims that “current tensions between Ankara and Washington have cast doubt on whether Turkish Aerospace will be able to bring Pakistan’s order for 30 T129 ATAK attack helicopters to fruition. “

    Magazine discuss that “the concern stems from the fact that the

  • Russia To Acquire New AEW & C - 10.09.2018

    Russian Ministry of Defence is due to sign the contract to order A-100 Premier Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW & C) radar aircraft to replace the 4 A-50U and 22A-50M the Russian Air Force now has.

    According to the President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Yuri Slyusar, the serial production of the A-100 Premier (AEW & C) is about to commence soon after signin

  • US activates Army in Europe, relocates units in Germany - 10.09.2018

    U.S. Army Europe will activate new units within Germany. U.S. Army Europe is the operational-level Army force assigned to U.S. European Command. This overseas force structure change is a result of the 2017 National Defence Authorization Act directing the U.S. Army to increase its numbers.

    New permanently-stationed forces in Europe will result from new unit activations rather than unit

  • France Accuses Russia Of Spying on Military From Space - 09.09.2018

    A Russian satellite tried last year to spy on a Franco-Italian satellite Athena Fidus to follow secured military communications, denounced Friday, September 7 the French minister of armies Florence Parly in a speech dedicated to space. 

    "this big-eared satellite is called Louch-Olymp, it's a well-known Russian satellite but a bit ... Indiscreet," she continued. She

  • Ukraine Wins $40 Million Tender to Repair Turkish Mi-17 Helicopters - 09.09.2018

    Ukrainian firms have gained the $40 million tender for the repair and improve of Turkish Mi-17 helicopters, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine announced.

    The Ukrainian SE “Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon” and aero-engine producer ”Motor Sich” gained a tender for the repair and modernization of 17 helicopters MI-17 of the Turkish Gendarmeri

  • Egypt’s First In House Built Gowind Corvette Launched - 09.09.2018

    Egypt launched second Gowind 2500 corvettes for the Egyptian Navy on 6 September from the facilities of Alexandria Shipyard (ASY). It is second of four Gowind 2500 corvettes but first of the class to be built in-country.

    Named Port Said , the 102 m ship will now complete outfitting at ASY before beginning trials next year.

    Egyptian Armament Authority awarded a contract to Fr

  • KC-46 Completed FAA Certification - 09.09.2018

    Boeing has announced that the KC-46 aircraft has completed the FAA certification process. During the certification, the aircraft passed tests including a series of labs, ground and aerial refueling experiences. Prior to the first delivery planned in October, the FAA certification is an important milestone. During the tests, six different aircraft took 3,500 hours of flight. 1361

  • US Seeks to Boost Arms Sales to India - 08.09.2018

    US Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, the director of the Defence Security Cooperation Agency, said US is interested in boosting arms sales to India. India is modernizing its military and the United States would like to compete for those sales, he said. Hooper, traveling to India with Defence Secretary James N. Mattis, said reporters, "We're very confident that, when given all of the inform

  • Philippines, Bangladesh are interested in Turkish-Indonesian KAPLAN MT Tanks - 07.09.2018

    The Philippines and Bangladesh are likely to order about 100 KAPLAN medium tanks which are co-produced by Turkish defence contractor FNNS and Indonesia's PT Pindad. Windu Paramata, the head of the medium tank project at PT Pindad said the two countries had expressed willingness to buy 40 to 50 units each. "In October, we will be demonstrating medium tanks there, as a condition for the

  • Paris To Cut US Parts in Its Weapons To Boost Sales - 07.09.2018

    France decided to cut its dependence on US components in its weapons systems to minimise Washington's ability to block its arms exports.
    French Defence Minister Florence Parly said reducing dependence on US-made components was necessary so as not to hinder the export of French military products. Without giving specific examples, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said France need

  • India's Tejas Clears In-Flight Refuelling Barrier - 07.09.2018

    Indian Tejas aircraft has successfully demonstrated the ability of air to air refuelling MK aircraft with an Ilyushin Il-78MKI tanker.

    Despite the recent milestone, the Aeronautical Development Agency's Tejas programme is still running behind schedule. As of 31 August, some 4,139 test flights had been completed since the single- engined type's debut in 2001.

    Air

  • USAF Cancels ‘Bunker-Buster’ Contract Due to Foreign-Owned Recipient - 07.09.2018

    The US Air Force (USAF) has cancelled one of two contracts recently awarded to manufacture BLU-137/B penetrator warheads because the recipient is foreign-owned and so unqualified according to the Jane’s.

    Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) protocol bars US from completing the award. The USAF has therefore withdrawn a USD419.6 million deal for 300 BLU-137/B ‘bun

  • FTC-2000G Export-Version Aircraft Rolls Off Production Line - 07.09.2018

    China’s Guizhou Aviation Industry Corporation under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has started production of its new export-oriented FTC-2000G lightweight multirole combat aircraft. The new light attack aircraft is expected to make its first flight by the end of September according to official Chinese government media.

    The FTC-2000G was developed t

  • Turkish - Indonesian KAPLAN Battle Tank ready for mass production - 07.09.2018

    Turkish-Indonesian joint production medium-weight battle tank, KAPLAN MT has completed qualification trials and is ready for mass production in Indonesia which could lead to the manufacture of up to 400 units.

    Turkey's heavy arms manufacturer, FNSS Savunma Sistemleri (FNSS) and Indonesia's PT Pindad design and develop tank in Turkey. The 30 to 35 ton tank has been built on a p

  • F-35C, Super Hornet Damaged During At-Sea Aerial Refuelling - 06.09.2018

    An F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter flying from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) was damaged during an aerial refuelling exercise, in the first major flight accident for the carrier version of the JSF.

    The engine of an F-35Cwas damaged while receiving fuel from an F/A-18F Super Hornet on Aug. 22. Debris from an aerial refuelling basket was ingested into the F-35C’s engine int

  • US Considering Boosting Military Presence in Greece - 06.09.2018

    The US is exploring the possibility of increasing the numbers of drills and troops in Greece, which could lead to enhanced intelligence efforts in nearby hotspots according to Russian Sputnik.

    Greek officials are considering expanding US access to additional bases, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters in Athens on Tuesday.

    Quoting Pentagon

  • Maiden Flight From T625 - 06.09.2018

     Turkish Aerospace Industries indigenous helicopter T625 made its maiden flight this morning in Ankara, at company’s Kazan facilities. President of Defence Industries Prof. Ismail Demir announced the flight from his personal twitter account.

  • TARDEC Announces New Generation Armour - 05.09.2018

    The US Army Tank Automotive Research and Development Centre (TARDEC) has announced that it is working on a new generation of armour for armoured combat vehicles. The layered protection systems that are developed for the vehicles that will land on the battlefield in the future will increase the survivability of the vehicles.

     

    The ERA kits, which have a different working

  • Bangladesh Air Force received the first F-7 - 05.09.2018

    Bangladesh Air Force received the first F-7, which was overhauled by local maintenance centre which place in Bangabandhu Air Base. Aircraft begin operations after overhaul Works. Bangladesh, which has never had such a capability before, has supplied the necessary technical infrastructure and educational support from China.

    F-7 is reverse-engineering model of MiG-21. F-7 is a export mo

  • $1.8Bn Contract to Supply A-29s To Afghanistan - 05.09.2018

    US Air Force has awarded Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) a $1,808,000,000 contract for potential procurement, sustainment, modifications, ferry, and related equipment for the A-29 light air support attack aircraft.

    SNC will perform the work at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia; and Kabul, Kandahar, and Mazari Sharif Air Bases, Afghanistan. Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2024, accor

  • LM To Move F-16 Wings Manufacture to India - 04.09.2018

    Lockheed Martin announced an agreement to move global production of F-16 jet wings to India. The manufacturing will be done at the Tata Advanced Systems Limited’s (TASL) facility in Hyderabad.

    Lockheed Martin statement said, “Producing F-16 wings in India will strengthen Lockheed Martin’s strategic partnership with Tata and support ‘Make in India.’ The pl

  • Indian Army Issues RFI for UAVs - 04.09.2018

    The Indian Army has issued the Request for Information (RFI) to launch the procurement process for remotely piloted aircraft system capable of detecting and combat foreign military formations and activities at forward bases.

    According to the RFI, the Indian Army is looking such a system that can operate at a height of over 18,000 feet and would require only about 30 minutes and two so

  • Alternative for M113 - 03.09.2018

    Korea-based Hanwha Defence Systems unveiled its new vehicle. The AS21 Redback was introduced at the Land Forces 2018 Conference in Adelaide, Australia.

    The AS21, an improved version of the Republic of Korea's K21 infantry fighting vehicle, was developed for the Land Forces Project of the Australian Army. Redback was offered as an alternative to the M113AS4 vehicles to be replaced

  • F-35 Maintenance Center for Australia - 03.09.2018

    Australia is preparing to open F-35 Lightning II maintenance center. The center of TAE Aerospace will be located in Bundamba, Queensland. Maintenance of the engines of the F-35 aircraft will be serviced. In the statement made about the Center, it is noted that the center will serve not only the F135 engines supplied by Australia, but also the users in the Asia-Pacific region and other

  • Ukrainian Radar to US Army - 03.09.2018

    US Army received a 3D mobile air defence radar system from Ukraine. Radar is predicted to be used in technology analysis and OPFOR training.

    Ukraine supplied a surveillance radar called 36D6M1-1 to US Army. As part of modern air defense systems, the system detects threats flying from the low altitude and can act in active and passive jammers. The radar system can also be use

  • T625 Runs Its Engine - 03.09.2018

    Turkish Aerospace Industries indigenous helicopter project T625 runs its engines for the first time. Company announced the test from its official twitter account and soon after President of Defence Industry Presidency, Professor Ismail Demir announced it from its personal twitter account. President Demir congratulated the team for their success and published the video of first run. Helicopter i

  • US Navy Selects Builder For New MQ-25 Stingray Aerial Refueling Drone - 03.09.2018

    The US Navy has awarded Boeing Defence an $805.3 million contract to develop four MQ-25A Stingray carrier-based unmanned refuelling aircraft.

    Boeing will design, develop, produce, test, deliver and support the MQ-25A unmanned air vehicles, including integrate into the carrier air wing for an initial operational capability by 2024.

    Besides Boeing, Lockheed Martin and General

  • FN to provide Light Machine Guns for US Special Ops Command - 03.09.2018

    US Department of Defence announced that FN America LLC has been awarded a $13,450,000 contract for the production of MK46 and MK48 light machine guns, spare parts and engineering services in support of United States Special Operations Command.

    FN MK 46 MOD 1 is the lightweight US special operators’ variant of the FN M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), according to FN America info

  • Indonesia Confirms Plan to Buy C-130 Planes - 31.08.2018

    Indonesia has confirmed a plan to buy Hercules C-130 planes and other transport planes from the United States to support the development of its defence architecture.

    "In future, Indonesia plans to buy several primary weaponry systems, including Hercules C-130 planes, and other heavy-duty transport planes from the US," Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said.

  • Rafael Unveils Spike ER2 - 31.08.2018

    Israeli Defence Company Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has disclosed development of a new, fifth-generation, enhanced stand-off evolution of its 170 mm Spike-ER multipurpose precision-guided missile system, designated Spike ER2.

    The new Spike ER2 retains the same weight, airframe, surface geometries, and propulsion unit as the Spike ER, but features a significant range enhancement an

  • Russia Prepares 300,000 Troops For Its Largest War Games - 31.08.2018

    More than 300 thousand soldiers and 1000 aircraft, will take part in September in one of the biggest exercises in the world, Vostok-2018 in Russia. Russian Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu  announced it. The training activity will be carried out between Siberia and the eastern part of the country.

    Probably the Vostok-2018 will be comparable to the exercise carried out in 1981 by

  • Katmerciler Provides Remote Control Multi Barrel Gas Launcher System For Turkish National Police - 31.08.2018

    First tests of Remote Control Multi Barrel Gas Launcher System developed by Katmerciler for Turkish National Police were conducted.

    Katmerciler announced the test from its official twitter account. The project aims to increase the effectiveness of intervention in social events. Remote Control Multi Barrel Gas Launcher System is integrated to Katmerciler’s, 4 × 4 Armoured P

  • British-F-35B Conducts Trials With UK-Built Weapons - 31.08.2018

    The UK’s F-35B Lightning has conducted its first trials armed with UK-built weapons, Defence Procurement Minister Stuart Andrew has said.

    Defence Minister Stuart Andrew revealed that a British F-35 Lightning jet reached the landmark milestone whilst he was on a visit to the Defence Electronics and Components Agency (DECA) in Wales.

    The jet, which was flown by a British

  • US Threatens India Over S-400 Deal - 30.08.2018

    The United States cannot guarantee that it will provide India with a waiver from sanctions if it purchases major weapons from Russia like the S-400 missile system, a top Pentagon official has said.

    Radio Free Europe issued a statement on August 29 by Randall Schriver, the Pentagon's top Asia official. Schriver explained the meaning of Congress passed legislation this month allowin

  • Russia Successfully Tests New Interceptor Missile - 30.08.2018

    "An air and missile defence unit of the Russian Aerospace Forces has carried out another successful test of a new interceptor missile at the Sary Shagan anti-ballistic missile testing range in Kazakhstan," the ministry said in a statement.

    According to the Russian Defence Ministry's statement, the new missile interceptor successfully accomplished the set task by destroyi

  • F-35 Helmets Prevents Pilots from Night Carrier Landings - 30.08.2018

    The US Navy is trying to fix a bug in its F-35 helmets that first appeared in 2012 and that prevents pilots from seeing a carrier's lights at night. Meanwhile, it only allows pilots with over 50 deck landings to land on carriers at night.

    F-35C pilots describe the bug as a green glow created by the LED technology in the Generation III helmet-mounted display, which spills over and

  • World’d Largest Amphibious Aircraft Completes Flight Trials - 29.08.2018

    World's largest amphibious aircraft, the AG600, codenamed "Kunlong", completed trial ground flights and has entered a new test phase on the water-surface, the plane's manufacturer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), said on Monday.

    The aircraft passed a series of tests since its maiden flight last December. Next, it will conduct tests and trial flight

  • Turkish Pilot Carries Out First F-35 Jet Flight In US - 28.08.2018

    A Turkish fighter pilot has carried out the first flight of the F-35 jet in the U.S. as part of ongoing training, the Turkish General Staff said on Tuesday. 
    Late June, Turkey took delivery of its first F-35 fighter jet at a ceremony in Forth Worth, Texas.  Early July, the Pentagon said Turkish pilots and maintenance personnel were being trained on the F-35 fighter jet in

  • CASC Showcases Mini Fire-And-Forget Weapon - 28.08.2018

    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) unveiled a new lightweight shoulder-launched 60 mm guided weapon system during the Army 2018.

    CASC subsidiary, Shanghai Academy of Space Flight Technology, developed the multifunction missile system.

    The weapon is integrated with a small sighting system and features a miniature TV sensor integrated into the nose that

  • Neptune Announcement - 28.08.2018

    Announcement came from Ukraine about some details of the new anti-ship missile, called Neptune. National Security and Defence Council Oleksandr Turchynov shared some details about the system from his official Twitter account. The turbojet engine-driven missile was said to be capable of targeting targets within a range of 300 kilometers. The missile is attacking the target using the active

  • New Helicopters to India - 28.08.2018

    India has confirmed the procurement of a new helicopter. Indian Ministry of Defence decided to procure 24 MH-60R Romeo helicopters. Procurement proposed to cost approximately US $ 3.39 billion has not been approved yet.

    Maiden flight of the Romeo conducted in 2001. Helicopter could be used in many missions such as ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare), ASuW, SAR, fire support, t

  • BTR Turret to BMP - 27.08.2018

    Russia has introduced the new BMP-1AM Basurmanin infantry fighting vehicle. The vehicle which developed by Rostec, was introduced at the Army 2018 International Military-Technical Forum in Russia.

    The development package for the BMP-1 vehicles includes the BPPU-1 modular weapon system also used in the BTR-80A and BTR-82A. The system, equipped with a 30 mm 2A72 cannon and a 7.62 m

  • Modernisation for Navy Cruiser - 27.08.2018

    BAE Systems has signed a new agreement with the United States. Company will modernize the USS Gettysburg (CG 64), a Ticonderoga Class guided missile cruiser under the agreement.

    Within the scope of modernization, the weapon and engineering systems of the ship will be upgraded with more advanced ones. In addition to this, platform will gain necessary infrastructure

  • Ready to Serial Production - 27.08.2018

    Roketsan completed the OMTAS missile development program. The missile is ready for serial production. Missile is developed for the requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces,and will replace the BGM-71 TOW and Milan missiles which are already in inventory.

    Missile has fire and forget and fire and update modes. This allows to user for launching missile safe conditions

  • Seventh CH-47F Delivered to Turkey - 27.08.2018

    Turkey started receiving the second batch of Boeing-built Chinook helicopters on Saturday.

    The Presidency of the Defence Industry announced that the first of five helicopters, part of the second delivery of Chinooks, entered the inventory of the Turkish Military over the weekend.

    The initial agreement with Boeing, on the purchase of 11 CH-47 helicopters was signed in 2011, f

  • Bell Is Awarded $ 510 Million Contract - 26.08.2018

    U.S. Department of Defence issued a contract announcement with Bell for 29 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter.

    Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., is awarded $509,750,754 for the manufacture and delivery of 29 Lot 15 production AH-1Z New-Build aircraft in support of the Marine Corps H-1 upgrade program.

    Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo, Texas (40 p

  • MALD-X Successfully Completed First Trials - 25.08.2018

    US Defence Department announced that MALD-X (Miniature Air-Launched Decoy) successfully completed a “a complex free flight demonstration of advanced electronic warfare techniques.”

    The decoy builds on previous MALD iterations that can jam an enemy's electronics.

    Known by its acronym MALD-X, the Miniature Air Launch Decoy confuses enemy air defences by duplica

  • Rostec Unveils Chameleon Camouflage - 25.08.2018

    Russian state corporation Rostec unveiled its chameleon camouflage innovation to be applied to combat vehicles and uniforms. Camouflage was originally developed for combat vehicles with intention of changing colour depending on the environment. It can be now used in the textile industry, too, making field uniforms adaptive to environment according to the state corporation’s press release.

  • Russia Is Arming Underwater Drones With Assault Rifles - 25.08.2018

    Russian arms maker Rostec claims to have developed the first underwater drone to be armed with an assault rifle.  Rostec, has introduced an underwater drone capable of carrying explosives and small arms.

    "The drone is fitted with an underwater assault rifle. It has undergone sea trials," Rostec, told Sputnik News at the International Military Technical Forum "Army

  • Iran Says Warships To Be Equipped With Advanced Defence System - 24.08.2018

    Iran’s navy on Saturday unveiled its first-ever advanced defence system for its warships. The destroyer of the Iranian Navy was first equipped with a domestically-made ship-to-air missile system designed to combat anti-ship missiles, semi-official Tasnim reported Saturday.

    Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi told reporters in Tehran the domestically made Kamand system would prote

  • Russian Helicopters Unveils Upgraded Mi-28NE Helicopter - 24.08.2018

    Rostec’s Russian Helicopters holding has unveiled an upgraded variant of the Mi-28NE Night Hunter combat helicopter at the Army 2018 defence Show. Night Hunter is equipped with new 9M123 Khrizantema-VM anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs). Missile can engage a target at a range of up to 10 km. To this end, the helicopter is equipped with an external radar, which is attached to a hardpoint un

  • Australia Awarded Rheinmetall 211 Boxer Wheeled Armoured Vehicles - 23.08.2018

    Australia awarded Rheinmetall an order for 211 Boxer wheeled armoured vehicles on 17 August worth a total of USD2.4 billion according to Rheinmetall Press Release.

    The contract was signed on 17 August in Canberra by Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA), Gary Stewart. Delivery of the 8×8 combat reconn

  • Bundeswehr Turned Into 'Spare Parts Warehouse'; German Newspaper - 23.08.2018

    The German armed forces are in a state of deep crisis, faced with acute underfunding, the newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung wrote. According to the publication, the 38.5 billion euros Germany plans to spend on defence in 2018 seem sufficient only at first glance.

    According to Suddeutsche Zeitung, during its participation in the 2011-2014 US-led campaign in Afghanistan, the Bundeswehr was

  • RADA’s Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar Wins UK MoD Tender - 23.08.2018

    On August 21, Israeli RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. announced that its Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radars (MHR), which are embedded in the Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Drone Dome counter-drone solution, will be delivered to the British Army in the coming months.

    Deliveries of this program are expected to be concluded within 2018. The British Army will be the first customer to imple

  • Central African Armed Forces Received 125 Assorted Vehicles - 23.08.2018

    The Central African Armed Forces (FACA) has received 125 assorted vehicles donated by the United States and China.

    FACA received more than 70 vehicles with a value of over USD15 million from the Chinese company Poly Technologies on 8 August. The vehicles included Dongfeng (Chinese versions of the US Humvee) EQ2050 4×4 tactical vehicles and Dongfeng CSK131 4×4 protected veh

  • General Atomics To Upgrade USAF Reaper Drones For $133M - 23.08.2018

    US drone maker General Atomics has been awarded a $133 million worth contract to provide advanced sensor for the US Air Force’s Reaper drones as part of the modernization effort to upgrade MQ-9 Reaper surveillance and attack UAS.

    According to Pentagon press release, General Atomics will complete the development, integration, and flight test of an advanced sensor into an MQ-9 unm

  • Upgraded Mi-26T2V Helicopter Performs Its Maiden Flight - 23.08.2018

    The upgraded heavy Mi-26T2V helicopter developed for the Russian aerospace forces has made its maiden flight, the press service of Russian Helicopters Co. said on Sunday.

    "The modernized Mi-26T2V helicopter developed for the Russian aerospace forces performed a maiden flight at a flight test centre of Russian Helicopters’ Rosvertol company," the press service said.

  • The Russian Kalashnikov Unveiled A New AK-308 Rifle With 7.62 Mm NATO Round - 23.08.2018

    The Russian maker of the AK-47 unveiled a new rifle on Monday called the AK-308. Chambered in 7.62x51mm, the AK-308 assault rifle is based on the AK-103, with “elements and components of the AK-12 automatic machine,” the English translation of the Russian press release states. It sports a 16.3-inch barrel; weighs 9.4 pounds with an empty magazine; and has a 20-round magazine capacit

  • Motor Sich Defends AI-222 Turbofan Trade With China - 22.08.2018

    Ukrainian jet engine manufacturer, Motor Sich, has countered an article published by The Washington Times on the former’s export of its AI-222 turbofan engine to China.

    On August 15, the daily published an article where the author, mentions that "critics say the Trump administration should pressure Ukraine to halt the engine sales along with other military transfers to Chin

  • Marine Corps Adds MV-22 Osprey “Ugly Angels” Squadron - 22.08.2018

    The US Marine Corps has reactivated a squadron to serve as its 17th active-component Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM), flying the MV-22B Osprey. The squadron will grow to full strength in aircraft and personnel over the next year. The unit retains the nickname “Ugly Angels.”

    In its previous iteration as Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, the unit was based at Mari

  • Leonardo: NH90 Qatar Contract Now Effective: Order Booked, Advance Payment Received - 22.08.2018

    Leonardo announces that it has made effective the contract, signed on March 14, 2018, for the supply of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters to the Ministry of Defence of Qatar and has therefore booked the order in its backlog and received the advance payment relating to the contract. The order covers 16 TTHs tactical transports and 12 NFHs naval helicopters.

    Leon

  • Helicopter-launched, anti-tank missile Helina flight tested - 22.08.2018

    India’s indigenously developed helicopter-launched, anti-tank guided missile HELINA was successfully flight tested in the desert areas of Pokhran in Rajasthan on a Sunday afternoon.

    Indian Defence Ministry made a statement on Sunday stating that the test was conducted on Land Forces’ helicopter for its full range of capabilities.

  • Iran Unveils First Homegrown Fighter Jet - 22.08.2018

    Iran has successfully test-flown the first indigenous advanced light attack and training jet ‘Kosar’ concurrent with the National Day of Defence Industry.

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday attended a ceremony in Tehran in which the country’s first fighter jet designed and manufactured by domestic military experts was unveiled.

    In February, Iran un

  • MiG-41 Experimental Design Work Begins Soon - 21.08.2018

    Russia’s new next gen fighter aircraft Mig-41 will get in shape soon.  Russian MiG Aircraft Corporation is developing fighter-interceptor to replace the MiG-31 fighters.

    "No, this is not a mythical project, this is a long-standing project for the MiG and now we are carrying out intensive work under the aegis of the UAC [the United Aircraft Corporation] and will present

  • Sprut-SDM1 Light Amphibious armoured vehicle at Export Market - 21.08.2018

    Russian state-run Rosoboronexport has launched Sprut-SDM1 light amphibious armoured vehicle built for export. Tank is built by Tractor Plants Concern.

    Rosoboronexport’s Director General Alexander Mikheev said, “The Sprut-SDM1 is a light amphibious fighting vehicle. It possesses the firepower of the main battle tank and is capable of disembarking from a ship and operating d

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