Issue 67  
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  • A400M Passes First Phase of Beach Landing Trials - 15.12.2018

    Royal Air Force Members of 206 Squadron, supported by LXX Squadron Engineers based at RAF Brize Nortonhave complete beach landing trials in Southern Wales.

    According to a release, beaches are routinely used by the RAF for training operations with other tactical airlifters. “The A400M showcased its superb tactical capabilities on natural surfaces by performing take-off, landing a

  • Brazil to Join Nuclear-Powered Submarine Club - 15.12.2018

    Brazil launched the first of five attack submarines built with French technology in a $8.9 billion program planned to end in 2029 with delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine.

    The 1,700-ton submarine "Riachuelo", built by the submarine development program (PROSUB). İs lowered into the sea at a Rio de Janeiro naval base

    The submarines being built by the Brazilian Na

  • $541 Million to Build 11 Corvettes - 15.12.2018

    Taiwanese domestic company Lung Teh Shipbuilding awarded contract to build 11 Tuo Chiang-class corvettes and four minelayers for the country's Navy, reported Liberty Times. The Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology has announced that plans to mass produce the Tuo Chiang-class corvette have been finalized and Lung Teh Shipbuilding has been selected as the contractor to produce t

  • Advanced ShAK-12 Assault Rifles is Underway - 14.12.2018

    The equipment of the Russian law enforcement with the advanced ShAK-12 assault rifles, is underway, Yury Amelin, the representative of the Russian TsKIB SOO small arms design bureau, told Sputnik.

    "The deliveries to the law enforcement are underway. ShAK is rather peculiar equipment, it is not designed for mass use even inside special ops units. We receive orders, we implement th

  • Ireland Signed Agreement for Missile - 14.12.2018

    Saab added a new one to its orders in the last days of the year. The company announced the purchase of the RBS 70 BOLIDE system from the Irish Defence Force.

    Ireland has been using RBS 70 systems for more than 30 years. Under the agreement signed with a total cost of 60 million Swedish Krona, the country will be the user of the most modern missile developed for RBS 70 systems. The BOL

  • F-16 Block 70 Agreement Signed - 14.12.2018

    Lockheed Martin signed an agreement. With this, one more country become a F-16 Block 70/72 user. With a procurement agreement worth € 1.6 billion, Slovakia has finalized the purchase of F-16s.

    The agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by Slovak Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš and Lockheed Martin Vice President Ana Wugofski. Agreement covers a total of 14 aircraft, nece

  • France Orders Three More Airbus A330 MRTT Tankers - 14.12.2018

    Airbus Defence and Space has received an order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for a further three A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft.

    The aircraft, known as Phénix in French service, constitute the third and final tranche of the multi-year contract for 12 A330 MRTTs signed by the French Ministry of Defence in 2014.

    The first of the fleet

  • First Flight of SB-1 Defiant Delayed - 14.12.2018

    The Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant’s first flight will likely be delayed until early 2019 after “minor” problems were discovered within the aircraft’s testbed.

    Until a few weeks ago, the SB-1 Defiant demonstration helicopter was on track to achieve first flight in 2018. However, discovery of unnamed issues on the powertrain system test bed, which must be fixed be

  • India Tested ICBM - 13.12.2018

    India has added a new one to its ballistic missile trials. The experience launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile with nuclear head warhead capability has tested.

    Within the scope of the tests, one Agni V missile was fired from the transporter erector-launch vehicle (TEL) placed on the railway flatbed car. Test activity was carried out with the participation of engineers from

  • Upgraded C-27J Makes First Flight - 13.12.2018

    Leonardo's aircraft division has performed the first flight of its C-27J transport in a new baseline configuration. The sortie took place on 3 December from the manufacturer's plant in Turin, northern Italy. Featuring a number of avionics and cockpit upgrades, the new configuration is designed to make the aircraft compliant with next-generation air traffic management requirements and re

  • Iran Confirms Missile Test - 13.12.2018

    Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division Commander Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh talked to semi-official Fars news agency on Tuesday and said the test was an "important one” and that Iran conducts 40-50 tests per year.

    Hajizadeh, said the American outcry "indicates that the test was very important to them."

    Under the 2015 nuclear accord, Iran was urged to

  • Red Light to Israel from the US - 12.12.2018

    Breaking news took place in F-16 A / B Netz aircraft, which Croatia plans to procure from Israel. US Secretary of Defence James Mattis did not give the necessary approval for Israel to sell 12 aircraft to Croatia.

    News released in the Croatian press reported that US President Donald Trump is upset for upgrades on aircraft. US Embassy in Croatia made a statement about the issue. In the

  • NATO Training in Egyptian Waters - 12.12.2018

    NATO vessels conducted training activities in Egyptian territorial waters.


    Ships under Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2), have visited Egypt's Port of Alexandria on December 2-4. Following the visit, SNMG2 platforms left the port and carried out a series of training activities, including helicopter operations and replenishment experiences. ENS Aleksandria fri

  • LUH Clears 6 km Altitude Flight - 11.12.2018

    Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd’s (HAL) indigenous design The Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) has achieved an important milestone of flying at 6 km altitude in Bengaluru, recently.

    The flight was carried out under the envelope expansion tests and flying at 6 km altitude is a critical requirement towards the certification of LUH. The helicopter exhibited satisfactory performance and han

  • Russia Opens Helicopter Repair Centre in Peru - 11.12.2018

    Russia has opened a centre for the maintenance and repairs of Russian-made Mil Mi helicopters in the Peruvian capital of Lima with the support of Russian Helicopters Group, the rotorcraft maker’s press office reported on Monday.

    Helicentro Peru will utilize the enterprise’s capacities to repair civilian Mi-17 helicopters operational in the region. Specialists of Russian He

  • RAF Flies Meteor BVRAAM On Typhoon for First Time - 11.12.2018

    Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoons launched from RAF Lossiemouth for the first time with the Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile(BVRAAM) during a Quick Reaction Alert exercise for airspace defence.

    Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 10 December that The MBDA Meteor is now operational aboard RAF  Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft. According to the MoD, for the fir

  • Coating Which Makes F-35 Fighter Jets 'Invisible' Is Wearing Off Quickly Than Expected - 11.12.2018

    F-35 was given a coating which makes it 'invisible' to enemy radar, but it is wearing off quicker than expected, Royal Air Force (RAF) chiefs saying they have to replace it after every flight.

    RAF sources are now saying scratches are delaying the jets getting put into operational service when they get shipped from US manufacturer Lockheed Martin.

    The Maryland-based c

  • Nuclear Bomb’s Guided Tail-Kit Approved for Production - 11.12.2018

    The US Air Force Nuclear Weapons Centre formally approved the start of production of the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb’s new guided tail-kit assembly.

    The programme office says it completed a 27-month test programme in less than 11 months. It claims the accelerated schedule, as well as other risk mitigation strategies, helped to save more than $280 million in development costs.

  • Pakistan Seeks for Long Range SAM - 10.12.2018

    Pakistan, seeking to strengthen its air defence umbrella. Islamabad is now looking for a long-range air defence system following the procurement of the HQ-16 based LY-80 medium-range air defence system.

    According to the Russian TASS News Agency, Pakistan is conducting a feasibility study for solutions to expand the air defence umbrella. The main focus of the studies is the Chinese FD-

  • Brazilian Court Blocked Embraer-Boeing Aviation Deal - 10.12.2018

    A Brazilian federal court on Thursday granted an injunction blocking the proposed tie-up between U.S. plane maker Boeing Co and Embraer SA, a deal the Brazilian company says is crucial to its survival.

    The decision forbids Embraer’s board of directors from signing the deal to create a joint venture on commercial aviation that Boeing would control.

    The legal action was

  • Russia Cancels Azerbaijan Sale - 10.12.2018

    Russian newspaper Kommersant announced cancellation of Russia's arms trade with Azerbaijan. Russia has stepped-back from sale of anti-ship systems to be procured to Azerbaijan.

    Decision for the sale of Bal-E and 3M24s, which the Baku administration decided to procure in a small amount, is cancelled. Systems that have not yet signed contracts for their procurement are used in anti-

  • “Warrior” Defy the Years - 10.12.2018

    Lockheed Martin UK, a UK-based subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, made a statement. An information given in announcement about Warrior Capability Sustainment Program (WCSP).

    Under the program, the modernized Warrior infantry fighting vehicle has completed unmanned firing trials. Warrior, which serving for many years in the British Army, has travelled 2000 kilometres during tests. As part

  • Japan to Acquire Second KC-46A Tanker - 10.12.2018

    apan has signed for the second of four Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft it plans to field from 2020.

    A Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contract for a single aircraft for Japan was announced by the US Department of Defence (DoD) on 6 December, following the award of the first aircraft in December 2017. While that first award included support and was valued at USD279 million, this late

  • Iomax Markets Archangel for FMS Deal in Egypt - 09.12.2018

    Archangel, a low-cost, long-endurance armed surveillance aircraft ensuring six hours time on station in the armed configuration and 10 hours in the ISR configuration was presented in Egypt by Iomax. The Archangel can currently be armed with GBU-12/58 Laser Guided Bombs, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, and ROKETSAN Cirit 2.75” Laser Guided Rockets. Egypt has defined a requirement for 12 aircraf

  • Ukraine Tests New or Modernized Missiles - 09.12.2018

    Ukraine has successfully tested a new anti-ship cruise missile, ‘Neptune’ and a modernized S-125 surface-to-air missile system, at a firing range in the Odesa Oblast Wednesday.

    Olexandr Turchynov, the chairman of Ukraine’s Defence and Security Council was quoted as saying during a press briefing after the tests by Kyivpost Thursday. “The task put today before c

  • Philippines to acquire Less Than 10 T129 - 07.12.2018

    The Philippine Air Force’s technical working group (TWG) has identified the combat utility and attack helicopters that have met its requirements to fulfil its capability demands. stated that Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the TWG has recommended the Sikorsky Black Hawk for its combat utility helicopter acquisition project, while the T129 ATAK of the

  • “Valiant” Submarine to the Royal Navy - 07.12.2018

    United Kingdom made a statement about the new nuclear submarine program. In the statement, it is announced that the first one of the platforms to be put into service as the Dreadnought class wll be named as HMS Valiant.

    The platforms developed to replace Vanguard class submarines, which are near the end of their life. New subs will be put into service as of 2028. At present, the nucle

  • Launch of First Submarine is Close - 07.12.2018


    Brazil, announced that launching first platform of Riachuelo Class submarines. Submarie will be launched in 14 December in a ceremony to be held at the Itaguaí Naval Shipyard in the Itaguaí Naval Complex.




    The submarine under construction on the Estaleiro de Construção sleds will be transpor

  • Spain's Frigate Decision is Close - 07.12.2018

    Ministry of Defence of Spain has announced that the ongoing procurement process for the F-110 frigates is coming to an end.

    A total of five frigates were to be procured. The final draft of agreement for the platforms was examined and the signatures were expected to be inked in the coming days. The total cost of the agreement is expected to be 4.3 billion Euros. Upon completion of the

  • Japan's Hawkeyes to 2020 - 07.12.2018

    US signed a new agreement with Northrop Grumman under the FMS (Foreign Military Sales). Under the agreement, Japan's second batch of 9 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye’s manufacturing process will be started.

    On October 12, Japan announced the signing of a new US $ 3 billion agreement. Under the agreement, nine additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft will be pr

  • Greek Minister Trusts in Crowdfunding For New Warships - 07.12.2018

    Greece's defence minister Panos Kammenos is appealing to his austerity-battered country folk for a crowdfunding effort to raise money for new warships, promising to donate part of his own salary.

    Panos Kammenos says he will open a bank account on Jan. 1 where members of the public can make donations "for new frigates and a flagship." "I will be the first to deposit

  • Spain is interested in the Future European Fighter - 07.12.2018

    Spanish Minister of Defence, Margarita Robles, has requested Spanish participation into future European fighter. Minister Robles has transferred letters to her French and German counterparts, Florence Parly and Ursula von der Leyen. Letter indicates Spain’s interest in being part of the future European fighter (New-Generation Weapon System /NGWS) being conducted by France and Germany.

  • First F-35s on the Way to Australia - 06.12.2018

    Australia is preparing to deploy the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft in the country. AU-1 and AU-2 platforms which carry out pilot training missions in the United States since their delivery in 2014, have completed their duties there. Aircrafts have visited for the first time in 2017 in order to join air show. This time, AU-1 and AU-2 on their way back permanently. Platforms will be deployed a

  • Lockheed Martin and Airbus Sign MoU on Aerial Refueling - 06.12.2018

    Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly market Airbus A330 MRTT tanker for U.S. defence customers. 

    The companies will seek to provide aerial-refueling services to address any identified capacity shortfall and to meet requirements for the next generation of tankers capable of operating in the challenging environments of future battlespace. 


  • Norway and Spain Blame Each Other - 05.12.2018

    Norway blames [Spanish shipbuilder] Navantia for the sinking of the frigate KNM Helge Ingstad (F-313) after collusion with an oil tanker on November 8.

    The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) claims to have detected a "critical" failure in the design of the ship.  Navantia, however, says that it has not received official communication of the report nor has it bee

  • Russia to Increase Amphibious Power - 04.12.2018



    Russia-based United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has made new statement about shipbuilding activities. The statement also includes Russia’s new intentions. Russia plans two or three new IVan Gren class amphibious assault ships.



    There is currently no clear order or agreement. However, company said that a number

  • Lockheed Martin Works Hypersonic - 04.12.2018


    US signed a new development agreement with Lockheed Martin. Under the agreement, which has a total cost of US $ 28.5 million, company will conduct development and technology demonstration work on hypersonic booster technology.

    It is planned to evaluate the hypersonic booster technology for intermediate-range systems. If the design is found to be successful, th

  • Tunisia Receives Last Helicopter - 04.12.2018

    US Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC), made a new statement. In a statement, Tunisia, UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter shipments are reported to be completed.

    The delivery of helicopters that Tunisia will use for transport and MEDEVAC missions was completed in June, but no statement has been received by the parties until this month. The first four of the platforms provided u

  • Morocco to Acquire Abrams Tank - 04.12.2018

    The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of enhancements to 162 Abrams tanks for an estimated cost of $1.259 billion.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 28, 2018.

    The Government of Morocco has requested to purchase enhancements to 162 Abrams tank

  • JLTV Order from Army - 03.12.2018

    Oshkosh has announced a new procurement agreement. Under the agreement, US Army will provide 6107 JLTV vehicles. The deal has a total cost of US $ 1.69 billion. It includes the equipment as well as the necessary kits. Company stated that the decision for full-capacity mass production will be made in 2018. Frist deliveries are announced to expected in the beginning of 2019. Developed to replace

  • Russia  Tests Modernised Air Defence System - 03.12.2018

    The Russian Aerospace Forces have successfully conducted a test-firing of a modernised air defence rocket at the Sary Shagan testing range in Kazakhstan, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday. "The combat troops of the Aerospace Forces successfully conducted another test launch of the upgraded missile of the Russian anti-missile defence system on the Sary Shagan testing ground (Rep

  • Additional 250 Million Euros For Modernization Of The Bundeswehr - 03.12.2018

    The Bundestag’s Budget Committee approved on Wednesday a total funding of around 250 million euros for modernisation. This term includes all procurement projects of the Bundeswehr whose total value exceeds 25 million euros.

    German Armed Forces will acquire seven new fully equipped Air Utility Helicopter Search and Rescue (LUH-SAR) SAR helicopters by Airbus Helicopters by the end

  • Pantsir-S Missile Battalion Enters Service in Crimea - 01.12.2018

    The deployment comes after three Ukrainian ships enters Russia controlled waters as they sailed toward the Kerch Strait last Sunday. Russia has deployed a Pantsir-S missile and anti-aircraft artillery battalion to Crimea, according to the press service of the Russian Southern Military District.

    "The newest [Pantsir-S] air defence systems have entered service among the anti-aircra

  • Russia Deploys Radar to Southern District - 30.11.2018

    Russia has decided to deploy advanced radar systems to southern region. Increasing Western aircraft reconnaissance flights are announced as reason for this decision.

    After increasing NATO flights of Western reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea, the Moscow administration announced the deployment of Nebo-UM radar system to the southern part of the country. The radar system launche

  • Eighth FREMM Completed Trials - 30.11.2018

    Italy's eighth FREMM class frigate, ITS Marceglia (F597) has completed the sea tests.


    The platform, which opened to sea in June, completed all sea trial activities in five months thanks to the tight coordination of the program participants. During the experiments, 13 different test phases were carried out.


    Platform is the eighth FREMM cl

  • Japan Wants More F-35s and Aircraft Carrier Ship - 30.11.2018

    Japan is considering buying up to 100 F-35 stealth fighters from the US for more than USD 8.8 billion as it seeks to counter China's growing military presence in the region, The Japanese Nikkei business newspaper reported that the Japanese government is preparing to order another 100 F-35 jets in order to replace some of aging F-15s. In addition, the country is once more considering co

  • Israel Will Keep Greek Helicopters Running - 29.11.2018

    Greek-Israeli Defence and Technical Cooperation Working Group meet for 8th time in Athens on Thursday 22nd November.

    Greece's procurement program for Heron Block1 from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) / Malat was on discussion table. Greece will buy up to 7 Heron Block1 and 1 + 1 ground control stations for a total amount of € 35.5 million.

    Representatives of the G

  • China Develops New Refuelling Aircraft - 29.11.2018

    China has announced the development of the refuelling variant of Y-20 transport aircraft. It was announced that the new aircraft could carry more fuel than the HU-6 platforms in its inventory.

    When the twin-engine HU-6 aircrafts on their inventory did not meet the requirements, the People's Liberation Army Air Force requested a new refuelling aircraft. Due to its low fuel capacity

  • First Launch from Russian Ship - 29.11.2018


    Russia's new corvette RFNS Gromky made its first launch.

    RFNS Gromky, who based in the Russian Pacific Fleet, completed his first operational launch test. At the Uran Shooting Field in the Sea of Japan, the platform fired a Uran cruise missile. After the 40-kilometer flight, the missile hit the target drifting on the sea.

    Depending on its variant, the Kh

  • 120 MM Sale to Egypt: New Calculation Doubled Price Tag - 29.11.2018

    The State Department has come up with new calculation about 120 mmm tank rounds sale to Egypt. Current State Department notification reads; “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 $201 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the requi

  • Egypt to Pay $ 1 billion for 10 AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopter - 29.11.2018

    The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of ten AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters for an estimated cost of $1.0 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

    The Government of the Egypt has requested to buy ten AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters, 24 1700-GE-701D Engines

  • Russia’s Light Military Transport Plane at Flight Tests - 28.11.2018

    Russia’s first Ilyushin Il-112V military transport plane has been delivered for flight tests, the press office of the United Aircraft Corporation’s Transport Aviation Division reported on Tuesday. With a payload of 5 tonnes, it is intended to replace the An-24 and An-26 aircraft currently in service with the Russian Air Force. "On November 27, 2018, the procedure of delivering

  • Indigenous ÇAFRAD at Sea Trials - 28.11.2018

    Aselsan's ÇAFRAD system, which was developed by Aselsan, was launched.

    The system was placed on Gabya class TCG Goksu (F-497) frigate for marine tests. In the photo taken by the aviation photographer Zafer Buna, the system, is seen to be installed on the helicopter platform of the ship, will be tested in sea conditions.

    Aselsan developed multi-purpose phase array

  • Philippines' Technical Choice is Atak - 28.11.2018

    According to a news published in the Philippines, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has issued important reports. T129 Atak took a step forward for the Philippines according to a report.

    In the report, the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Philippine Air Force has submitted a positive rating report for the T129 Attack helicopter in its technical evaluation studies carried out under th

  • Russian Kuznetsov's Repair Costs 1 Million USD - 28.11.2018

    The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier will be repaired at 1 million USD. Aircraft Carrier (project 11435) received 52 minor damages in the floating dock accident on October 30. The cost of removing them will amount to almost 70 million rubles Alexei Rakhmanov, the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, told TASS. “They can be classified as minor damages within the framework of a bu

  • Pentagon's F-35 Report: It Favours Better Relations with Turkey - 28.11.2018

    US Daily Washington Post wrote about Pentagon reports about Turkey. Daily says, ”Defence Secretary Jim Mattis repeated his objection to the threat. Cutting off Turkey, whose defence industry produces significant F-35 components, Mattis said, would cause major delays in overall production of the new generation combat plane, according to congressional officials who spoke on the condition of

  • French Mephisto to Lebanon - 28.11.2018

    Lebanon has received additional VCAC Mephisto armoured anti-tank vehicles supplied from France.

    The new package received by the Lebanese Army was sent within the framework of the cooperation of the French and Lebanese armies. Former France President François Hollande announced the 40 million Euros cost cooperation agreement during his Lebanon trip in 2016. New package includes

  • Queen has Completed F-35B Tests - 28.11.2018

    Royal Navy announced the completion of the F-35B Lightning II trials on-board HMS Queen Elizabeth (R 08).

    With the completion of the trials, an important milestone was left behind for the B model F-35 aircraft and the Royal Navy. In the development testing-2 (DT-2) phase, pilots, ship-based maintenance personnel and ground support personnel gained significant experience about the fift

  • Altay MBT Will Have Three Variants - 28.11.2018

    Officials from Turkey's Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) have revealed details of the three variants to be produced for the Altay main battle tanks (MBTs) programme by local company BMC

    British Magazine Jane’s learnt that the total contract, which was announced as signed on 9 November, is for 251 units of the Altay MBT in three variants. Of this number, 40 will be the

  • Saab's Second Gripen E Makes Flight Debut - 27.11.2018

    Saab's second Gripen E joined the flight-test programme activity. Second test aircraft 39-9 has flown from the Swedish manufacturer's Linkoping site, completed a 33min debut sortie, more than 17 months after its first example had taken to the air, in June 2017.

    Saab says aircraft 39-9 will next be involved in testing of the Gripen E's tactical systems and sensors.


  • Qatar to Take Delivery Of Six F-15QAs By March 2021 - 27.11.2018

    Qatar says it will take delivery of the first six F-15QAs from Boeing by March 2021. Brigadier General Issa al-Mahannadi told at the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar that another six will be delivered three months later. The rest of the 24 jets will be delivered every three months in batches of four aircraft.

    Qatar signed agreements to buy warplanes from the United States as well as Europe

  • These are Ukrainian Boats Moored in Crimia - 26.11.2018

    The vessels of the Ukrainian Navy “Berdyansk”, “Nikopol” and “Yani Kapu” are detained and delivered to the port of Kerch. Now they are moored in the area of Genmola.

  • Vietnam to Hit with Satellite - 26.11.2018

    Vietnam has taken action to provide satellite navigation capabilities. As a result of negotiations with Russia, an agreement was has signed.


    In the statement made by Roskosmos, the KCT 15 missiles in the Vietnam inventory will gain the ability to GLONASS guidance. GLONASS based guidance system will be used for the missiles that can reach a maximum range of 200 kilomet

  • Germany Decides to Replace Tornados By End Of Year - 26.11.2018

    The German defence ministry plans to announce next steps by the end of the year in its drive to replace 85 ageing Tornado fighter jets according to Reuters.

    “There will be a decision this year,” a ministry spokesman said. Sources familiar with the process said the ministry was likely to narrow the field of potential replacement jets from four to two — the Eurofighter

  • Fifth Generation MiG-41 On The Way - 26.11.2018

    Russia has announced the development of a new generation aircraft. According to the Russian press, the new platform will be a fifth-generation interceptor aircraft.

    The platform, will known as MiG-41, will replace MiG-31 (NATO Code: Foxhound) aircraft that are nearing the end of their life. It was stated that the project was not new and that the design work for some time has been cont

  • Russian Warships Opened Fire On Ukrainian Warships - 26.11.2018

    The Ukrainian Navy has confirmed that Russian warships have opened fire on Ukrainian vessels. Reports state that Russian fire damaged small armoured artillery boats and injured sailors. Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council has proposed declaring martial law, council secretary Oleksandr Turchynov is quoted as saying by Ukrainian media. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko

  • Indonesia Announces Export Data - 26.11.2018

    Indonesian Ministry of Defence announced military export revenues. According to official data announced by an official from the Ministry of Defence, Jakarta exported a total of 284.1 million USD between 2015 and 2018.

    PT Dirgantara Indonesia, PT PAL and PT Lundin Shipyards and PT Pindad companies realized a large portion of sales. In this process, only PTDI sales amounted to US $ 161

  • US Intern Might be at The Gate of Collided Norwegian Frigate - 25.11.2018

    KNM Helge Ingstad" was at navigation training when the accident occurred outside Øygarden according to Norwegian national broadcaster NRK.

    A US officer had a central role on the bridge ahead of the collision. The US officer was receiving training from his Norwegian colleagues when the frigate KMN Helge Ingstad collided in the early hours of November 8 with the fully loaded

  • Navy Spent $1.5 Billion into Submarine That Don’t Dive - 24.11.2018

    In a new report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calculates that the U.S. Navy has spent $1.5 billion over the past decade supporting submarines that it could not deploy. 

    According to GAO, the Navy has been unable to begin or complete the vast majority of its attack submarine maintenance periods on time.  GAO report examples Los Angeles-class fast attack submarin

  • Ukraine and Turkey Expand Cooperation On Maritime Platforms - 24.11.2018

    Ukraine and Turkey have extended bilateral cooperation in the defence industry complex and are considering the prospects for cooperation in setting up joint ventures in the field of construction of land-based, aviation and Maritime platforms.

    This was reported by the press service of the National Security and Defence Council  (NSDC) of Ukraine.

    Ukrainian First Deputy Se

  • Italian M-346 Flies Non-Stop to Qatar - 23.11.2018

    An Italian Air Force Aermacchi M-346 jet trainer has flown non-stop to the Persian Gulf in order to promote aircraft to three gulf countries Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait.

    The aircraft, accompanied by two F-2000A Eurofighters and a Boeing KC-767A tanker, was on a 10-day promotional tour of the Gulf.

    The non-stop transit flights were part of aircraft promotion as M-346 is only tr

  • IDF: No Decision On F-15s as Yet - 23.11.2018

    Israel denies news about acquiring new F-15s. "All possibilities regarding this issue are under IDF, IAF [Israeli Air Force], and the defence establishment's examination, and their position has yet to be decided," the IDF said in a statement on 20 November.

    The Ynet news website reported on 19 November that there had been an official announcement that the IAF would acqui

  • New LST to Korea - 23.11.2018

    The Republic of Korea received the new tank landing ship. ROKS Nojeokbong (689) was put into service last Wednesday with a ceremony held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in Ulsan.

    The fourth platform of the Cheonwangbong-Class tank landing ships can reach a maximum speed of 23 knots. The ship, capable of transporting a 300 presonnel-troops and can carry landing crafts and eigh

  • UK Solution to US T-6s - 23.11.2018

    The US has headed to the UK to increase the capabilities of T-6 Texan II aircraft. The UK-based company Cobham will modernize USA’s T-6 aircraft.

    Within the scope of the modernization, aircraft’s ADS-B (Automatic, Dependent, Surveillance-Broadcast) capabilities will be increased. The company will integrate the RMS 555 Radio Management System into more than 500 aircraft. St

  • Iran Unveils New 4x4 MRAP Personnel Carrier; Toufan - 22.11.2018

    Iran unveiled a new Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Personnel Carrier “Toufan” in a ceremony attended by Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

    General Hatami elaborated Toufan  as “ a 4x4 vehicle with the capability to resist against mine explosion, booby-traps and blasts that result from the explosion of several

  • Russian AESA Tests Scheduled to 2019 - 22.11.2018

    Russia-based Phazotron-NIIR announced the launch of new AESA radar tests. The system, called Zhuk-AME, will be tested by Russian Aerospace Forces.

    The radar system, also called as FGA50, was developed with an active electronic phase array. Radar will be integrated into MiG-29 and MiG-35 aircraft in the Russian inventory. The system, which was finalized before the trials and delivered

  • IAF Supplements F-35 With Upgraded F-15 IA - 22.11.2018

    In addition to continuing purchasing F-35 multirole stealth fighters, IAF decides to upgrade its dependable F-15 fleet with improved model with advanced avionics.

    The purchase has already been approved by the government, and the first of the aircraft is expected to arrive in Israel as soon as 2023.

    The F-15 IA performance, considered to be superior to the older F-15 aircraft

  • KC-390 Tests on Progress - 22.11.2018

    Embraer made a new statement about the tests of the KC-390 transport aircraft. Aircraft is completed a new test phase.

    In the trials carried out at the Air Base stationed in Brasilia, unloading and emergency evacuation scenarios were tested through the evacuation hatches of the aircraft and the front and rear doors. According to the company, the tests were conducted to provide final o

  • Deal in the French-German Partnership - 22.11.2018

    France and Germany agreed on the design work for the joint combat aircraft. With the agreement, the two countries will fund their design work.

    Companies exhibiting their preliminary work at Euronaval 2018, which was held in recent weeks. Dassault and Airbus presented the results of recent preliminary studies to governments last days. Following the studies, the French and German govern

  • ESSM Modernization - 22.11.2018

    US Navy, to carry out a new modernisation for RIM-162 ESSM Block 2 systems. Works will be performed by Naval Surface Warfare Center.

    US Navy’s Mk132 guided missile launch systems (GMLS) will be modernized. Port Hueneme Division will manage the modernization process. In this way, GMLS systems will be capable of firing ESSM (Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile).

    ESSM system is d

  • Qualification Process of TALIOS OK - 21.11.2018

    Another important milestone in the qualification process of the TALIOS optronic pod which developed by Thales is behind. The system has completed the qualification tests of the French defence procurement agency DGA.


    The TALIOS system, developed as suitable with Rafale F3R platforms, incorporates electro-optical and infrared sensors. With the pod, which has features su

  • Second Hand Su-30s to Angola - 21.11.2018

    The  ex-Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30 jets, used in the past and returned to Russia, delivered to the new owner.

    Su-30 jets, which India had temporarily procured from Russia as a stop-gap solution, returned to Russia after their mission was completed. The first four platforms were delivered under the agreement signed between Angola and Russia and covering 12 aircrafts costs 1 bill

  • American Ship to Ukraine - 21.11.2018

    The US has made a new offer to the Ukrainian Navy. The content of the proposal was stated as guided missile frigates.


    Ukrainian Navy Commander Admiral Ihor Vorochenko confirmed that Ukraine received a new offer from the United States. The content of the offer was reported to be two of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigates that the US Navy phased out be

  • New Battery will Improve Korean Subs - 21.11.2018

    The Republic of Korea is nearing the end of its efforts to increase the operational range of submarines. With new batteries developed, the operational range of submarines will be doubled.


    The batteries were developed for a new generation submarine project. Lithium-ion based batteries are two times more efficient than lead-acid precursors. Following the 30-month develo

  • British MoD Awards £160m Contract to Prepare RAF Lakenheath for US F-35s - 21.11.2018

    UK Ministry of Defence announced that it has awarded a contract worth £160m to Kier VolkerFitzpatrick to deliver infrastructure to ready RAF Lakenheath for two squadrons of US F-35s.

    The Suffolk airbase will be the first permanent international site for US Air Force F-35s in Europe and it will support US Air Force capability in the UK.

    The contract awarded to Kier Volk

  • India to Buy Russian Igla-S MANPADS Missiles - 21.11.2018

    India plans to purchase Russia's man-portable air defence missile system (MANPADS), the Economic Times reported on Tuesday.

    According to media outlets, Russia and its man-portable air defence system Igla won a tender in India to deliver $1.5 billion worth of short-range air defence systems, competing with Sweden's SAAB RBS70 NG and France's MBDA Mistral

    The India

  • Japan To Acquire AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM - 20.11.2018


    US State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of thirty-two AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $63 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 16, 2018.

    The Government of Japan h

  • RAAF Testing External Fuel Tanks On C-130J - 20.11.2018

    The Royal Australian Air Force is testing out the feasibility of fitting external fuel tanks to its C-130J transports and the first aircraft, A97-440, was recently handed over to No. 37 Squadron with those external tanks hanging beneath its wings.

  • Japan to Acquire Eight SM-3 - 20.11.2018

    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of eight (8) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B Missiles and thirteen (13) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 2A Missiles for an estimated cost of $561 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 16, 2

  • Greece Receives First Batch of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior in 2019 - 20.11.2018

    According to, Hellenic Army will receive the first batch of US surplus OH-58D Kiowa Warrior in the first quarter of 2019. Helicopters were acquired by Greece from the US Army for 44.15 million dollars. According to daily, components have already begun to arrive at the warehouses of the Hellenic Army in Agios Stefanos at the premises of 651 ABYP, while a helicopter has alrea

  • Airbus and Dassault Seeking Budget for New Jet - 20.11.2018

    Airbus and Dassault will be offering their initial studies to the government of the two countries recently for the next generation jet aircraft Germany and France are planning to produce jointly.


    In April, companies that provide a principle agreement for joint work, to complete the necessary preparations for the budgeting request. After the preparations, companies wil

  • Call for China from NATO - 20.11.2018

    NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg has called on the Beijing administration to join the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.


    Stoltenberg, who made statements to German ZDF Television, emphasized the ned for China’s to participation to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Some of missile systems, which are heavily involved in the Chinese inventory, can als

  • Process started for Saudi Ships - 20.11.2018

    The US signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin for FMS (Foreign Military Sales). Under the agreement, company will conduct detailed design works for Saudi Arabia.

    Lockheed Martin will carry out detailed design works for ships to be procured by Saudi Arabia under the agreement, which has a total cost of US $ 282,085 million. The first agreement for MMSC (Multi Mission Surface Combatta

  • UK to double F-35 fleet: British Defence Secretary - 20.11.2018

    The multi-million-pound contract signed will see the UK own 35 stealth jets by end of 2022 with Britain manufacturing 15% of the overall global order for 255 aircraft.

    The UK is set to double its number of world-beating F-35 stealth jets after ordering 17 more aircraft, British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

    The 17 new F-35B aircraft will be delivered betw

  • Japan Postponed V-22s Again - 19.11.2018

    Japan has announced that it has postponed its V-22 Osprey deliveries once again. Japan Defence Minister Takeyeshi Iwaya made a statement about postponement.

    Japan had previously announced postponement in deliveries. The Japanese Minister of Defence said in a statement that the support of the local people of the region where the platforms will be deployed was not provided. This caused

  • First Candidate for NSM - 19.11.2018

    Lockheed Martin has announced the launch of NSM integration for Freedom class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The statement included the first platform to integrate the system.

    The NSM (Naval Strike Missile) system will be integrated into first Freedom class platforms, LCS 27 (future USS Nanucket). Thus Freedom class ships will gain the ability of over the horizon launch capability.

  • Russia Held Training in Mediterranean - 19.11.2018

    In the last months, waters get hotter in the Mediterranean where there are more war ships than ever before. Russia organized a drill in the Mediterranean.

    Project 11356 class RFNS Admiral Makarov (799) and RFNS Essen (490) frigates joined the drills which are part of Russian Black Sea Fleet. Within the scope of the exercises where some training activities were organized, the crew of t

  • Russian Su-57 Fighter Jet Pilots Start Testing Antigravity Suits - 19.11.2018

    According to  Russian Sputnik, Antigravity (anti-G) suits for pilots of the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jets are currently undergoing state trials.

    “The antigravity suits for the Su-57 have gone through many stages of factory tests, and now…  they are at the final stage — the stage of state flight tests. Test pilots are already flying in this equipment,

  • North Korea Announced Test of ‘Ultramodern Tactical Weapon’ - 19.11.2018

    North Korea’s state-run media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced the test of “a newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon” at which North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is claimed to have inspected the event.

    The test is considered to take place at the test ground of the country’s Academy of National Defence Science.

    KCNA stated only that the mo

  • 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

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