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  • Roketsan Discloses Karaok Short-Range ATGM Development - 18.11.2018

    Roketsan has disclosed initial details of a new 125 mm man portable short-range anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) that is currently in an accelerated phase of development. British journal Jane’s wrote about Karaok.

    Roketsan’s 125 mm Koraok short-range ATGM development is intended for airborne infantry and amphibious and special forces. Karaok is a single-use, shoulder-launch

  • Australia Selected General Atomics’ Reaper - 18.11.2018

    Australia’s Minister for Defence Hon Christopher Pyne, announced the selection of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper variant as Australia’s first armed remotely piloted aircraft system.

    Minister Pyne said the medium altitude long endurance aircraft can be integrated within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and would be fully interoperable with allies.

    The Governmen

  • US Clears Way for Bahrain AH-1Z Sale Worth $912m - 17.11.2018

    Bahrain has signed an agreement with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc to procure 12 Bell AH-1Z twin-engine attack helicopters after the United States senate voted down a draft resolution to block US Arms sales to Bahrain. Contract was announced at the Bahrain International Air Show on 15 November. The first batch of the aircraft will be delivered to Bahrain by the end of 2022, the official Bahrain N

  • MBDA: Successful First Launch for Marte ER missile - 17.11.2018

    MBDA’s Marte ER anti-ship missile has completed its first firing, successfully passing a major phase in its development, the company said in a release.

    The firing trial was carried out on Nov. 9 in an Italian test range. The Marte ER missile flew for more than 100 kilometres on a planned trajectory that included several waypoints and sea skimming flight, successfully testing a

  • 138 F-35 for UK - 17.11.2018

     

    UK will get minimum 48 F-35B to generate two front-line squadrons of F-35B Lightning’s by 2023.

     

    British Ministry of Defence revealed its F-35B acquisition plans. Ministry answered Lord West of Spithead’s question about the minimum buy of F-35B aircraft to ensure the ability to deploy two carriers with the planned 35 jets on each carrier in

  • J-20 is  Ready for Aerial Refuelling - 16.11.2018

    China's most advanced stealth fighter jet, the J-20, is now ready for aerial refuelling operations. The J-20 is equipped with a fuel-receiving probe on the right side of the cockpit, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Tuesday.

    Embedded under the fuselage, the probe only pops up when the fighter jet conducts an aerial refuelling mission.

    On Sunday the J-20 displa

  • ARES Exports 85 HERCULES Fast Patrol Vessels to ROP - 16.11.2018

    ARES Shipyard announced a new contract to supply 14-off ARES 85 HERCULES Fast Patrol Vessels to Royal Oman Police (ROP).

    The contract, signed by the Inspector General of Royal Oman Police and General Manager of ARES covers 14 (fourteen) cutting edge technology vessels to be built and delivered within a four-year acquisition program.

    ARES Chairman & Executive Director, Mr

  • Pentagon Delivered its Report on Turkey's F-35 program - 16.11.2018

    The U.S. Defence Department has delivered a report to Congress detailing implications of Turkey receiving 100 F-35 fighter jets according to Reuters.

    Turkey plans to acquire Russian S-400 air missile defence system and this decision has raised concerns in US.

    Turkey last month said it was moving ahead with the controversial S-400 procurement and expected to begin installing

  • Ship Order to Daewoo - 15.11.2018

    One of the world's largest shipbuilding companies, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Received a new order. The order came from the Republic of Korea.

     

    The company said in a statement, a total of 577 million USD agreement has signed.$ 577 million has been signed agreement. It was announced that the guided missile frigates with a weight of 2800 tons wi

  • RAF Trained Omani Pilots - 15.11.2018

    The Royal Air Force organized air-to-air refuelling trainings with Omani Eurofighter Typhoon pilots.

    During the Saif Sareea 3 exercise held in Oman, trainings are organized in addition to combat scenarios. In this context, Omani Eurofighter 2000 pilots refuelled in the air by the A330 Voyager KC.3 aircraft belonging to the Royal Air Force (RAF). The training took place with the partic

  • Is Cyber Gap in F-35s? - 15.11.2018

    The US Air Force (USAF) has announced that cyber gaps have been detected in external support units of F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Studies have been initiated to eliminate these gaps.

     

    The statement made from USAF. In the statement it is told that F-35 is a software-based aircraft and any software-based system is available for hacking. Lockheed Martin reported that the

  • RT LTA Unveils Skystar 120 Mobile Aerostat - 14.11.2018

    The Israeli-based aerostat company RT LTA Systems Ltd. introduces a new member of the SkyStar aerostat family: SkyStar 120. The new micro-tactical aerostat system was recently demonstrated to the Israeli Defence Forces, and is ready for operational use.

    SkyStar 120, based on the Skystar 110 platform, is designed to provide commanders in the field with real-time reconnaissance capabili

  • Armenia may Purchase JAS-39 Gripen - 14.11.2018

    Armenia’s possible acquisition might be JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab according to Armenian Daily PanArmenian.net . The publication learned from Armenian Defence Ministry that the decision is currently under discussion.

    According to the Ministry, Armenia is considering the purchase of fighter jets produced in other countries in

  • Netherlands to Procure Off-Road Vehicles - 14.11.2018

    The Netherlands has announced procurement of off-road vehicles for military use. An agreement was signed with Mercedes-Benz.

    Under the agreement, the Netherlands will procure 515 Mercedes-Benz G-class 300CDI vehicles. In the context of the 12kN AASLT procurement program, the Dutch Army will renew its off-road vehicles, which have been in use for twenty years. Deliveries will be comple

  • New Step for BVRAAM - 14.11.2018

    Saab has published another news on Gripen E tests. Aircraft flew with the Meteor BVRAAM missile for the first time.

    This development is considered as an important step for aircraft’s capability. One of the requirements of the modern battlefield is the importance of BVRAAM (Beyond the Vision Range Air to Air Missile) technology for Gripen E. After the integration process of the M

  • Procurement from Indonesia to Africa - 14.11.2018

    Indonesia-based PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has signed an agreement with Senegal and Ivory Coast. Under the agreement, the company will export to Africa.

     

    Within the scope of the agreement, which has a total amount of US $ 150 million, the company will export two CN 235. It is announced that the platforms will be CN 235-220 and will be used as passenger aircraft or

  • The Dramatic End of the Frigate - 14.11.2018

    The Norwegian Navy's KMN Helge Ingstad recently collided with Maltese tanker Sola TS while returning from the Trident Juncture 18 Exercise. The ship did not escape the sinking.

     

    After the collision, the ship was heavily damaged and stranded to prevent it from sinking. The 5500-ton KMN Helge Ingstad, lying 45 degree to the starboard after being stranded. Reasons are

  • Additional Order from Indonesia - 13.11.2018

    Indonesia, has signed an additional order agreement with Republic of Korea. Under the agreement, Indonesia will procure new training aircraft.

     

    The Republic of Korea will deliver three additional KT-1B Woongbi under the deal of US $ 89.4 million. In addition to aircraft, radar and weapon integration will be provided to the T-50i Golden Eagle aircraft in the Indonesian

  • China to Update Air Force - 13.11.2018

    The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) announced its three-step plan to take on a stronger structure.

    Chinese Air Force Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Xu Anxiang held a press conference to mark the 69th anniversary of the founding of the Force. In this meeting, it was announced that the PLAAF will go into a new structure to become a stronger.

     

  • Trials of TL-4 is Near Final Phase - 12.11.2018

    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has announced that it is testing its new TL-4 antitank guided missile. The announcement came during Airshow China.

    During the testing process is about to be completed, the company said that the missile can successfully destroy the desired targets. The missile is covered with protective box which is 1.2 meters long, 174 mm wide

  • New Generation Ilyushin Met with Skies - 12.11.2018

    Russia has announced maiden flight of first serial production standard Il-76MD-90A aircraft. CEO of Ilyushin company has announced the news on the official Facebook account.

    The first prototype of the aircraft, which was defined as the second generation of the Il-76 transport aircraft, met the sky in 2012. The aircraft was equipped with 10% more efficient PS-90A-76 engines. The platfo

  • Charles de Gaulle Rejoined Navy - 12.11.2018

    France-based Naval Group, Charles de Gaulle (R91) aircraft carrier's half-life modernization has been completed.

    During the eight months of modernization, the fuel cells of the ship were renewed and some improvements were made to the required parts. The vessel, which was delivered to the French Navy last week, will be able to serve 25 more years with modernization. Within the scop

  • Gripen E to Advance - 12.11.2018

    Gripen E tests continues with full speed.. Recently, the aircraft completed the external load-release tests.

    Trials were carried out at the Vidsel Test Area in the north of Sweden. During the tests, an IRIS-T air air missile was released then launched from the aircraft and one external fuel tank was jettisoned. Saab said that the test results were in line with expectations. With the r

  • The DGA Orders MICA NG Air-to-Air Missiles - 12.11.2018

    The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) on November 6 awarded MBDA a contract for the
    acquisition of 567 MICA NG missiles and the pyrotechnic modernization of 300 MICA* already
    in service.
    DGA pland to equip the Rafale with MICA NG by replacing the MICA air-to-air missiles in service since the early
    2000s.
    The missile is developed in two versions - inf

  • French DGA Qualifies the Rafale F3-R - 11.11.2018

    French instution responsable from armement the Directorate General of Armament (DGA) approved the Rafale's new F3-R standard.

    France has already launched an upgrade program for F3-R for all 144 Rafale aircraft currently in service. The first ten Rafale F3-R aircraft, will be used by the Air Force and the French Navy to work on their operational implementation. 

    The

  • OCCAR Formally Invited Airbus To Lead European MALE RPAS Project - 11.11.2018

    The European Agency for the procurement of arms, or OCCAR, officially invited the aircraft manufacturer Airbus to participate into tender as the prime contractor for the European MALE RPAS Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) The European MALE RPAS, is also known as the EuroMALE. The UAV will be operated worldwide to especially support ISTAR (Intelligenc

  • BMC to Produce Turkey's Altay MBT - 09.11.2018

    The serial production of Turkey’s Main Battle Tank (MBT), the Altay, has been awarded to BMC, one of Turkey's largest commercial vehicle manufacturers.

    The announcement was made on 9 November by the Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı / SSB). Under the new contract,  250 Altay tanks will be produced, with the first tank to be delivered t

  • Turkish Navy Aims F-35B - 09.11.2018

    Turkish Navy wants to deploy the F-35B Lightning II on board the TCG Anadolu which is under construction. The efficiency of the ship, which will be an important multiplier for the Turkish Navy's amphibious assault force, will be increased with the F-35B Lightning II aircraft.

    In this direction, some studies are being carried out in the headquarters. According to the information ob

  • Dassault Shock to Canada - 09.11.2018

    An unexpected news came from Canada's ongoing fighter jet tender. Dassault who joined the competition with Rafale fighter jet, announced its withdrawal from the competition.

    Canada plans to procure a total of 88 fighter in the ongoing tender. The tender, which is expected to cost US $ 12.2 billion, has not yet come up with an official announcement. However, the reasons for the dec

  • Unmanned Period in Airborne Early Warning - 09.11.2018

    China, introduced a new system in Airshow China 2018 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETGC) introduced the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) system, which was adapted to the airborne early warning mission.

    The system, described as “first of its kind” was introduced as JY-300. Platform has similar size with Caihong-4 (CH-4) unmanned aerial vehicle, is 11 meters

  • Budget Delay to Submarine - 08.11.2018

    Indonesia's mini-submarine project hit the budget delay. Fate of the project is not determined yet.

     

    An explanation came from the Indonesian PT Palindo Shipyard. According to the statement, the 22-meter mini-submarine project to be built with local facilities may be disrupted. The negotiations that have been going on since 2017 have been positive, but no contract h

  • 3-D Audio Warning to A-10 Thunderbolts - 08.11.2018

    USAF (US Air Force) is considering integration of audio warning system to A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. In this context, USAF has started to study.

     

    How many units will be procured in order to increase the situational awareness of pilots has not been determined yet. All of the A-10 Thunderbolt II fleet or a part of the fleet is yet to be integrated. A total of 150 to 2

  • Radar to Surveillance Airship - 08.11.2018

    Lockheed Martin announced the integration of SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) system into the 74K Aerostat unmanned surveillance airship.

    As a result of the integration work carried out by the company, Telephonics production RDR-1700B SAR integrated to the airship. SRDR-1700B is able to work above land and sea. It can provide two-dimensional images even a cloud layer. System is able to

  • Anti-Ship Market Gets "Hot" - 08.11.2018

    China, introduced its CM-401 system at Air show China 2018 in Zhuhai. CM-401 is an anti-ship ballistic missile, has developed by CASIC (China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Limited).

    The missile has a 6 Mach speed. System can perform hypersonic manoeuvres which can perform ballistic flights and cruise from upper layers of atmosphere. When the CM-401 reaches its target, the

  • Aircraft Carrier to Become Museum - 08.11.2018

    India decided the fate of its retired aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22). According to the recently approved plan, it will serve as a museum ship and adventure centre. The platform will be grounded on the Nivati Rocks which placed 7 nautical miles off the coast of Mumbai and then sealed into concrete.

     

    The platform, which was commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1959 unde

  • Unmanned Convoy on The Road - 07.11.2018

    US Army has presented its unmanned convoy technology. Studies in this area are being carried out to reduce manpower and to increase personnel safety.

    Works are carried out for the resupply missions to be carried out in risky areas has come to an end. US Army announced that the first systems will be launched in 2019. In order to reduce the manpower needed in logistics support missions

  • Ukraine Tested S-300s - 07.11.2018

    Ukraine has tested Russian origin S-300B1 and S-300V1 air defence systems. The systems have not been used in army inventory for 19 years in any test or combat mission since they were received.

    During tests held in southern part of Ukraine, trials of modernized guidance systems have been carried out. Two air targets were destroyed in the trials conducted by the Ukrainian Air Force air

  • Modernization to F-35s - 07.11.2018

    USA has signed the F-35 Lightning II Block 4 agreement with Lockheed Martin. Under the agreement amounting to US $ 130,359 million, company will carry out the preliminary work required for F-35 Block-4 Modernization Phase II.

    The requirements of the aircraft will be identified and analysed. Design works for weapon capabilities and air system for maturation of systems will be performed

  • Korea and Spain to Barter Aircraft - 07.11.2018

    The Republic of Korea and Spain have started negotiations for a possible procurement. A barter decision may be taken from the ongoing training aircraft procurement process of Spain.

     

    In the ongoing talks, it was reported that Korea was discussing the purchase of A400M transport aircraft in response to the already-continuing training aircraft procurement programme of Sp

  • Second Phase in F-35B Tests - 06.11.2018

    HMS Queen Elizabeth (R 08) began the second testing phase with F-35B Lightning II aircraft. In the second phase, more challenging conditions will be experienced.

    At this stage, aircrafts will be able to experience landing and take-off in harder wind conditions. In addition, ship and aircraft handling and weapons loading tests will be performed with ship facilities. Aircrafts and crew

  • Thrust Vectoring System from China - 06.11.2018

    Chinese thrust vectoring system has revealed for the first time. The system was seen on a J-10B aircraft in a photo taken during the preparations for the aviation exhibition in Zhuhai.

    Thrust vectoring nozzles are clearly visible in image. System is integrated on WS-10 jet engine. According to Jane's Defence Weekly, there are also smoke pods under the wing. This leads to the possi

  • Soyuz-5 On The Way - 05.11.2018

    Russia has started to work for Soyuz-5 rocket. In a news released in the Russian press, Roscosmos began the work for the medium class launch vehicle Soyuz-5 is announced. The system was mentioned as a project to re-activate and upgrade the entire missile industry.

    The project, which was planned as the first launch of the year 2022, will hold 61 billion Rubles. Soyuz-5 has been develop

  • Israel to Take a Look to Europe - 05.11.2018

    Israel-based Elbit Systems has signed a new agreement. With the agreement signed with EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency), Elbit will provide unmanned aerial vehicle patrol service to the agency. The European Union member countries will benefit from the service, with co-operation of Portugal based CEiiA company. The agreement, which has a two- one year option, will be valid for two years. Th

  • Iran Launches Serial Production of Kowsar Interceptor Jet - 05.11.2018

    Iran has started the mass production of a fourth-generation domestically-manufactured interceptor jet in a major step toward the renovation of its Air Force, Iran’in state television reported.

    "Soon the needed number of this plane will be produced and put into service with the Air Force," Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami stated at a ceremony launching the plane'

  • Signature for Micro Satellite - 05.11.2018

    Defence Industry Presidency and ROKETSAN signed a contract for Micro Satellite Launch System (MUFS) Development Project. When the project is over, micro-satellites of 100 kilograms and below will be placed in the low-earth orbit at 400 kilometres altimeter at least.  Turkey will gain the ability to launch satellite, testing, production infrastructure and set up bases.

  • Republic of Korea to Take Delivery of First MRTT - 05.11.2018

    Republic of Korea based Yonhap News Agency has announced that the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) will take delivery the first A330 MRTT (Multi Role Transport Tanker) aircraft to the middle of this month.

    Korea will further increase its operational radius with the A330 MRTT. According to the information given to the agency, the first aircraft will be taken for one-month acceptance

  • Germany to Track without Detected - 05.11.2018

    The German Air Force (Luftwaffe) and Hensoldt made a new radar test. In the experiments made at the south of Germany, trials of the TwInvis passive radar system was realized.

     

    The system was first introduced at the Berlin Air Show last April. It is also reported that the system can be effective against low radar cross-sectional area aircrafts.

     

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  • Altay will Have Two Versions - 05.11.2018

    The fourth of the Land Systems Seminars is held in Ankara. Speaking at the opening of Seminar, Head of Land Systems Vehicles Department Ahmet Raci Yalçın from Presidency of Defence Industry said, first batch of Altay Main Battle Tank serial production is called “T1” . He indicated that there well be another version which will be named “T2” He indicated that T2s wi

  • Greek Cyprus Issued NAVTEX for Plot 10 - 04.11.2018

    Greek Cyprus issued NAVTEX,  for the area of ​​Plot 10 for drilling by EXXON MOBIL and Qatar Petroleum.

    According to NAVTEX 364/18, the Greek Cypriot administration has announced Navtex for the period from 10 November 2018 to 25 February 2019 for the drilling of the Stena IceMax floating drill that is currently on its way to Cyprus Island from the Canary Islands.

    The St

  • Indian Training Jets fitted with Inferior Engines - 04.11.2018

    Pilots training to join the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy are flying jets fitted with inferior engines and “Category B” or “second-hand components” that seriously affect the “quality of the aircraft”, a recent audit by the Comptroller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) according to Hindustan Times.

    India bought 123 Hawk - 106 for IAF an

  • Turkish General Staff Prepared the "Welcome" Video for Burgazada - 04.11.2018

    The Turkish General Staff prepared the "Welcome" video for Burgazada, the third of the MİLGEM  Ada Class Corvettes, which will enter the Navy Command inventory today. The video, published from the official social media accounts of the Turkish General Staff, describes the general characteristics of the MILGEM corvettes, from the beginning of the series. It also identifies Büy

  • Romania to Procure Additional Patriot - 04.11.2018

    The Romanian government has signed an agreement with the U.S. Army and transferred funding to the US government for the purchase of three additional Raytheon Patriot Air and Missile Defence Systems from the U.S. Army.  Patriot manufacturer Raytheon announced the agreement.

    "Romania is purchasing the most advanced, capable, cutting edge tactical ballistic missile defence syst

  • China Introduces Tilt-Rotor UAV - 03.11.2018

    China Aviation and Aerodynamics Academy, which operates under the China Aviation Sciences and Technology Company, introduced its new product.

    The system, called CH-10, is a tilt-rotor UAV. The platform can perform vertical take-off as like a helicopter and continues its movement like a fixed-wing aircraft. The change between flight modes forward movement of the rotors. The system, whi

  • Israel Studied on S-300 in Greece - 02.11.2018

    The Israeli Air Force carried out a strange flight over Greece. The flight over Greece was carried out by an Israeli Eitam EW (electronic warfare) aircraft.

    Eitam was developed on the Gulfstream G550. Electronic attack and intelligence gathering trials were conducted against the S-300 systems with the aircraft’s intelligence gathering capability. Information was collected on S-3

  • Atmaca goes into Serial Production - 02.11.2018

    The Atmaca missile, which was developed to increase the deterrence of the Turkish Navy, goes into mass production. Presidency of Defence Industries and Roketsan signed a serial production agreement for the Atmaca cruise missile, which was developed indigeniously.

     

    The Atmaca missile, developed under the Surface-to-Surface Missile Procurement (ATMACA) Project, has 350 m

  • China Continues Strategic Investment - 02.11.2018

    China has taken action to increase the construction of nuclear-capable submarines. The Beijing administration wants to be one step ahead of the US and other countries in nuclear terms. China wants to turn the submarine's surprise attack ability into an advantage, says more nuclear warheads will not be produced. The Chinese People's Liberation Army chose to use the warheads in its invent

  • Bulgarian Arms Export Grows - 02.11.2018

    Bulgaria has released its export reports for 2017. According to the report, Sofia’s arms exports continued to grow in 2017 as well.

    According to the official report issued by Bulgaria, exported arms amount 1,219 billion Euros in 2017. This amount was 1 billion Euro in 2016. One of the reasons for the 20% increase in exports is the conflicts in the Middle East. The main customers

  • One Third Of German Vehicles Ready For Combat - 01.11.2018

    Just over a third of the new military equipment delivered to the Bundeswehr by manufacturers in 2017 is fit for service according to a report revealed for the German defence ministry

    According to the report, of the 71 Puma infantry fighting vehicles delivered, 27 are combat ready. Of the eight new Airbus A400M Atlas military transports, half are fully operational. Just two of the seve

  • Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighters to Join Zhuhai Airshow - 01.11.2018

    Chinese J-20 fighters are expected to appear at Zhuhai Airshow even though they are not listed on the Airshow list.

    Multiple J-20 stealth fighter jets were spotted in the skies above Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province on Tuesday. Four J-20s under the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force flew over the Zhuhai Jinwan Airport at about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Two J-20 f

  • Mysterious Submarine in Sweden - 01.11.2018

    A mysterious event took place in the Swedish coastal waters during the summer. The incident, which took place on 28 July 2018, included information about a mysterious submarine on the surface near the Swedish coast. The event took place in the Boson peninsula of Lidingö Island, a location close to the capital Stockholm. In the region, a black unidentified object appeared on the surface whi

  • New Wheeled Vehicle Family Announced - 01.11.2018

    Russia prefers new armoured vehicles which have higher protection level. Moscow has announced works on creating a new family of armoured vehicles. Patrul-3A vehicles will be added to the family after the development of the Medved class. The Russian Ministry of Defence said the Medved class and other wheeled armoured vehicles would have the most current and advanced sub-components. It is also kn

  • Engine for TF-X Will be Bought From USA - 01.11.2018

    Turkish indigenous fighter program TF-X runs on its track. The twin engine aircraft will fly with GE F110 family engine at prototype phase. C4Defence has learned that engines are expected to be bought from USA. In Turkey, GE has partnership with TUSAS forming TEI. TEI manufacturesF110 family engines for F-16 aircraft.  Engines are going to be either  F110-GE-129 or F110-GE-132.

  • New Surface Combatant of Canada - 31.10.2018

    Canada has made its decision for the new surface combatant. After the decision, the preferred candidate was announced. According to a statement from BAE Systems, it was reported that the selection was in favour of the Type 26 frigate.

     

    Following the selection of Type 26 of Australia, the company emphasized Canada's most accurate choice. Type 26 ships, developed to

  • Stinger Support to Latvia - 31.10.2018

    Latvia received Stinger systems. The systems received from Denmark were procured under the bilateral agreement signed between the two countries.

    In the statement made for the delivery of the missiles, the importance of the systems in the defence of Latvia was mentioned. Procurement agreement signed last year. The Latvian National Armed Forces, which took delivery also launchers togeth

  • Deliveries to Iraq in Progress - 31.10.2018

    Iraq received the new party T-50. The Iraqi Ministry of Defence said the new T-50 package was received and new party delivery is expected at the beginning of next year. With the expected delivery, the number of T-50 in the inventory will reach to 24.

     

    Iraq uses the T-50s in combat missions with F-16 Fighting Falcons and training. The platform originating from the Repub

  • Engine Support to Strategic Aircraft - 31.10.2018

    Russia has announced that it will take delivery of more than 20 jet engines. PJSC Kuznetsov reproduction NK-32 engines will power the Tu-160 (NATO Code: Blackjack) aircraft.

     

    A total of 22 engine deliveries are expected. Russia will receive engines later this year. Bench tests of the systems are already in progress. According to the results of the bench tests, PJSC Kuz

  • Russian Divers Descend 416 Meters, Setting Naval Diving Record - 31.10.2018

    Russian military divers successfully carried out a dive to a depth of 416 meters Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt. 2nd Rank Nikolai Voskresensky reported Tuesday. The deep-water dive set a record for the Russian Navy.

    The divers were able to descend to the incredible depth, the pressure of which would normally crush an unprepared human body, by using a special Navy pressure chamber, part

  • DARPA, the U.S. Army and Sikorsky Tested ALIAS - 31.10.2018

    Lockheed Martin and the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have demonstrated autonomous helicopter operations with US Army pilots flying the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA) for the first time, Lockheed Martin announced on 29 October.

    Together with the FAA and DARPA, Sikorsky is developing autonomous and optionally-piloted technology that will ultimately de

  • First Overhauled Su-30 Delivered - 30.10.2018

     

    India is taking important steps to increase its combat power not only by purchases but also by improving its existing equipment. In this context, the Indian Armed Forces, which also carried out modernization activities, left behind a significant milestone. The Indian Air Force received the first overhauled Su-30MKI aircraft by local facilities.

    In the ceremony held in

  • X-Band Order to Saab - 30.10.2018

    Saab has announced a new order from the US administration. The US's new order was not a direct purchase this time. The company said in an official statement that the United States knocked its doors for X-band active electronic phase array radar technology.

    PS-05 / A Mk4 has 100% more effective than its predecessor in air-to-air mode at high altitudes and 40% more effective at low

  • Floating Dock Sinks, Damaging Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov - 30.10.2018

    Russia's only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov was damaged and a giant floating dock (PD-50 ) sank after a crane crashed onto the vessel as it was undergoing repairs near the Arctic city of Murmansk on Tuesday.

    PD-50 floating dock, is the largest in Russia one of the largest in the world.

    ‘We are assessing the extent of the damage. A crane fell onto the deck from

  • S-70i to Turkish Gendarmerie - 30.10.2018

    The first S-70i Black Hawk helicopter produced at the PZL-Mielec plant for the Gendarmerie General Command was displayed. In the news published by Scramble Magazine, the image of the J-3943 tail number seen on the platform. Helicopter is painted with white, red and dark blue colour of the gendarmerie.

    The newest and advanced model of the UH-60 Black Hawk platforms, the S-70i helicopte

  • Starstreaks to be Modernised - 30.10.2018

    The UK has decided to modernize very short-range air defence systems. Defence Minister Andrew Stuart made a statement about modernization. Starstreak short-range air defence systems will be modernized, the minister said during a visit to Belfast. A £ 93 million agreement was signed for the modernization program to be carried out under the F-ADAPT (Future Air Defence Availability Project)

  • Long Range Procurement from India - 30.10.2018

     

     

    India has added a new one to its recent arms purchases. In this context, India has signed an agreement with IAI for Barak 8 procurement. This agreement costs US $ 777. 

     

    Agreement has signed with the Indian state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), according to the Israeli-based IAI announcement. Barak 8 missiles will

  • Belgium Officially Selected F-35 - 30.10.2018

    Belgium, eliminating Eurofighter option, has officially chosen the F-35 to replace its F-16 jet.

    Belgium became the 13th nation to join the F-35 program.

    Earlier in the year, the UK submitted its final Typhoon offer to Belgium. The proposal included 34 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

    Lockheed Martin said in a statement:

    “Lockheed Martin is honoured by

  • U.S. Successfully Conducts SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test - 28.10.2018

    The U.S. Missile Defence Agency (MDA), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Finn (DDG-113) successfully conducted an intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test off the west coast of Hawaii.

    The SM-3 Block IIA is being developed cooperatively by the U.S. and Japan and operates as part of the AEGIS Ballis

  • Greek Apaches in Cyprus Island - 28.10.2018

    Greek Cypriot Administration web site published photos from “Exercise of co-operation between Cyprus and Greece.” The website announced that that, “Within the framework of the military cooperation between Cyprus and Greece, a co-operation on ground and airborne instruments took place on October 26, 2018 at the Kalo Chorio Fire Brigade.

    The ultimate goal of the exerci

  • Israel Keep an Eye On Syria - 27.10.2018

     

    Russia recently announced the completion of the delivery of S-300 air defence systems to Syria. Shortly after this statement, the Israeli-based iSi company published photographs of the areas where the first S-300 units were deployed.

     

    According to the company, the system is located in previously operating air-defence base at the northwest of the town o

  • Apache Need For Speed - 27.10.2018

    Boeing has made a move for new solutions to the AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. With these modifications, it is aimed to provide more speed for Apaches. In this context, the drag force.

    Testing of modifications called AH-64E Block 2 Compound is currently underway. The trials are based on a 30% scale model in Boeing's wind tunnel in Pennsylvania. In the wind tunnel, the helicopte

  • Some F-35Bs Grounded Again - 27.10.2018

    The F-35 Joint Program Office has temporarily halted flight operations for a number of F-35Bs.

    A spokesman for the F-35 JPO, who confirmed the issue exclusively to Defence News and Marine Corps Times, stated F-35Bs with higher flight hours were halted from flight as two new parts were found that will require further inspection.  One source close to the program said that only a co

  • New Product from Milkor - 27.10.2018

    Milkor, which based in South Africa, introduced its new product. The platform, which is an armoured vehicle in a 4x4 configuration, was announced as Milkor 4x4.

    Development activities started in 2017, and the first prototype rolled out from the production line in August 2018.  Milkor 4x4 is based on Iveco Trakker chassis. Platform has an all-welded steel body. Engine is placed in

  • New Agreement for KA4M1 - 26.10.2018

     

    Lithuania has decided to purchase the new batch of G36 rifles. Earlier, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence, procured the G36 assault rifle, placed a new order of US $ 12 million to Heckler & Koch.

     

    The new batch rifles will have a new buttstock, a handguard and a better Picatinny rail. The G36 rifles will be delivered with the HK269 40 mm grenade l

  • Z-10 is Harder than Diamond - 26.10.2018

    China Central Television recently released a video. In this video, additional armor plates were installed on the side of the cockpit of the Z-10 helicopter.

    China's Z-10 helicopters developed for the attack on enemy armoured formations and it is considered that it will be exposed to heavy anti-aircraft fire. Due to this, China added additional armour plates to these platforms. The

  • Admiral Gorshkov Passed Air Defence Exam - 26.10.2018

    Project 22350 class Admiral Gorshkov frigate, one of the newest platforms in Russia, completed its air defence training.

    During missions and training activities conducted in the Barents Sea, the target missiles fired the ’Iceberg’ platform belonging to the Kola Fleet. Admiral Gorshkov frigate, which was accepted to Russian Navy on July 28th, carried out the air defence mis

  • Raytheon Moving Fast - 26.10.2018

    US-based company, Raytheon has reported two important news.

    The first of these is from Mexico. Company has delivered the RIM-116 RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) Block 2 systems which ordered by Mexico. System will be used on the POLA (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance) platforms built for the Mexican Navy. RAM system is developed for intercepting enemy anti-ship threats. Block

  • QinetiQ Grows - 25.10.2018

    QinetiQ, a company known for its solutions in the field of military training and mission systems, is growing. This time, the company mentioned with not a new solution. QinetiQ has acquired % 85 of the the UK-based Izpire Group. In the purchase agreement of £ 23.5 million, the company has the option to purchase the remaining 15 % right after two years.

    Operating in the UK for mor

  • MMP Comes to the Sea - 25.10.2018

    MBDA will present its new generation naval solutions. One of company’s new solutions is the fifth generation MMP missile which adapted to the sea platforms.

    MMP had completed its tests in Djibouti at the end of the summer. Certification studies for the use of the missile in high temperature conditions were carried out under the tests. In addition, launch from a zodiac boat on th

  • Dassault Reveals Concept Of Rafale Successor - 25.10.2018

    During the Euronaval 2018 exhibition on October 23, 2018, Dassault presented its New Generation Fighter (NGF), due to replace the Rafale.

    The proposed fighter jet will be a French-German venture with Dassault taking the lead.

    The concept shows an emphasis on stealth, and shapes that somehow remind of Lockheed Martin F-22 and F-35, with no canard surface unlike the Typhoon an

  • More 8x8 User to Europe - 24.10.2018

     

    Slovakia decided to purchase 8x8 armoured vehicles. The Ministry of Defence’s 8x8 Vydra decision was also approved by the Council of Ministers. The Ministry of Defence announced that the inter-departmental assessments would be completed in next week on the proposal.

    In the procurement process of vehicles with a customized version of the Finnish-based AMV vehicle

  • Hypersonic Radar - 24.10.2018

     

    Hypersonic threats poses a significant risk for surface platforms. The answer to these threats, which become common in future at the battlefield, came from Saab. The company has begun work on the integration of Hypersonic Detection Mode (HDM) to Sea Giraffe radars.

     

    The system, which aims to give more time to the ships against hypersonic threats, uses

  • Modernized Submarine Has Started First Trials - 24.10.2018

     

     

    After the mid-life upgrade programme (MLU), HMS Gotland, set sail for the first trials. After the operation tests of the systems were completed at the dock, the ship was navigated for the tests that should be carried out at open sea. During the trials, new systems integrated under the integration will be tested for the desired capacity.

     

  • France Launches The Program Of The Future French Aircraft Carrier - 24.10.2018

    "The Charles de Gaulle will need a successor, I am proud to officially launch the renewal program for our aircraft carrier," said Florence Parly at Le Bourget on Tuesday at the Euronaval trade fair. The French navy recently completed an 18-month mid-life upgrade of the Charles de Gaulle, France’s only aircraft carrier. Since the beginning of 2017 in Toulon a vast renovation of 1

  • Artillery to Shoot 70 Kilometers - 23.10.2018

    US Army is close to the end of programme carried out for artillery. Under the programme named Extended Range Cannon Artillery Program (ERCA), 70 kilometres range is aimed. Studies also carried out on M109 Paladin self-propelled howitzers which are already US Army inventory. Howitzer’s range will be doubled.

    The US Army gives its priority to long-range high-precision shots under

  • Acceptance Test of Airborne to Start in December - 23.10.2018

    Russia announced a new acceptance test, which will be launched next December. Tests will be carried out for 2S25M Sprut-SDM1. Vehicle is developed for Russian Airborne Troops. An official from the Russian Army announced that the tests will start in December 2018 and will continue throughout 2019. If the tests are successful, the first vehicle will be delivered in 2020.

    2S25M Sprut-SDM

  • GE Engine for TF-X - 23.10.2018

    Turkish air superiority fighter (TF-X) will be powered with GE engine at development phase C4Defence learnt. Turkish TRMotor will work to develop Turkish indigenous engine for fighter. According to defence sources,  the prototype and uncertain number of aircraft will be powered with F110 family engine from GE company. The most well-known engine from this family are used in F-16 combat airc

  • Unmanned Fleet to Navy - 23.10.2018

    The US Navy has announced a new air squadron. This fleet, which is located on the Naval Air Base at Patuxtent River, and different from others.  Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 24 (UX-24) named squadron which started its mission on October 18th, will use Northrop Grumman production MQ-8 Fire Scout, AeroVironment production RQ-20 Puma, Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack and Aeronautics RQ-26 Aerostar

  • Corvette Decision is Soon - 23.10.2018

    Romania is close to deciding for its new multi-purpose corvette. The Bucharest administration, which received the latest offers at the beginning of October, said they are close to the conclusion of the proposals.

    Three participants submitted bids to the tender for the selection of ships to replace the two old Type 22 class frigates procured from the Royal Navy. Naval Group from France

  • European Candidate for EMALS - 23.10.2018

    EMALS (Electromagnetic Launch System) developed for US for Gerald R. Ford class aircraft has been demanded from Europe. France has announced that it is conducting negotiations with the United States to integrate EMALS into the new vessel to be constructed under the PA NG (Porte-avions de nouvelle generation) project.

    France, which is currently working on which technologies to use on t

  • U-2 Pilots Follow Special Diet - 23.10.2018

    CIA prescribed a proper diet for U-2 pilots to avoid all their “call of nature”

    Beginning in the 1950s, the CIA’s U-2 program launched secret surveillance missions against the Soviet Union, China, and other countries. The missions were carried out in utmost secrecy and tightly controlled, so much so that the agency had strict living guidelines for pilots before and a

  • US to Knock-Out without Kinetic - 22.10.2018

    US Army requested a different task for leading defence industry companies this time. Army demanded a system to electronically eliminate enemy remote-controlled weapon systems (RCWS).

    Due to the evolving armoured vehicle technology, the US chose to go to a different solution because it is difficult to approach enemy armoured elements without heavy weapons. The solution will be able to

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