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  • Pentagon agreed with Lockheed on 11th batch of F-35s - 15.07.2018

    The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin agreed on the eleventh batch of F-35 joint strike fighters according to Defence News. The Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) lot 11 production order is the largest so far for the F-35 program. It includes 141 jets for U.S. and international customers.

    “The JPO and Lockheed Martin have made progress and are in the final stages of negotiation on th

  • Second Zumwalt Destroyer’s engine is damaged - 14.07.2018

    Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) needs its main turbine engine to be replaced. Ship has suffered damage from turbine blades during acceptance trials according to USNI News. MT30 marine gas turbine showed no signs of malfunctioning during the sea trials, but the damage was found in a post-trials inspection. The ship engine will be restored before its sails to San Diego for its

  • Indonesian unmanned aviation squadron to be formed - 14.07.2018

    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia) is establishing its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) squadron to oversee the service’s unmanned naval aviation requirements. The first equipment will be Insitu ScanEagle.

    Indonesia is currently anticipating the delivery of four Insitu ScanEagle UAVs from the US government. The UAVs are granted by the US government under a capacity-bu

  • Mali obtains four Super Tucanos - 13.07.2018

    The Malian Air Force formally inaugurated four Embraer EMB 314/A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft. Embraer announced in July 2015 that Mali had ordered six Super Tucanos, but later the order was reduced to four aircraft due to financial problems. The Malian presidency said the aircraft were entirely funded by the country. The Super Tucanos are armed with 12.7 mm machine guns and can carry

  • New Generation Show from Dassault - 13.07.2018

    The French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation recently published a video that gives a glimpse into what the reported Franco-German new generation aircraft might look like. While it's unclear whether the fighter will be a fifth- or sixth-generation fighter, it is clear that it will be a 2-engine jet with delta wings. France and Germany want to replace Dassault's Rafales and Germany&

  • Taiwan to buy M1A2 Abrams from US - 12.07.2018

    Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence (MND) wants to acquire M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) from the United States to replace some of its older M60A3 and M48H CM11 MBTs. Taiwanese ministry has secured USD990 million for 108 M1A2s along with associated ammunition from next year’s defence budget.

  • Skyguardian is First Male to complete Transatlantic Flight - 12.07.2018

    A Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) crossed Atlantic Ocean and landed at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, U.K., July 11 . At the end of journey UAV became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a transatlantic flight. The GA-ASI-owned MQ-9B SkyGuardian took off from Grand Forks, North Dak

  • Israeli company launches spacecraft to the moon - 12.07.2018

    An Israeli organisation announced its plans Tuesday to launch the country's first spacecraft to the moon in December.

    The unmanned spacecraft, weighing some 1,300 pounds at launch, will land on the moon on February 13, 2019, SpaceIL told a news conference in Yehud, central Israel.

    The vessel will be launched via a rocket from American entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX

  • Slovakia selects F-16 over Gripen - 12.07.2018

    Slovakia has selected Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets over a competing bid from Saab's Gripen to replace its ageing MiG-29 fleet. Slovakia will buy 14 F-16 Block 70/72 aircraft. According to Reuters it would cost $1.3 billion for the 14 jets. Slovakia’s choice of the U.S. jet over its Swedish counterpart is notable in a regional context, as two of its closest neighbours ― Hungary an

  • Leonardo and PGZ To Co-Develop AW249 Combat Helicopter - 12.07.2018

    Italian Leonardo and Polish Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. (PGZ) signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to collaborate on the AW249. The new combat helicopter design competes to be in Polish Army inventory. Leonardo and PGZ will explore collaboration in a number of areas including design, manufacturing, final assembly, marketing and aftersales support for the AW249 helicopter. The document reinforces P

  • Denmark to acquire 28 AIM-120 C-7 (AMRAAM) - 11.07.2018

    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Denmark of twenty-eight (28) AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $90 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Denmark has requested to buy twe

  • EU funds Greek Defence Ministry for surveillance equipment - 11.07.2018

    The Greek Ministry of Defence has announced two programmes for the acquisition of surveillance equipment, to be co-funded by the European Union (EU) according to the Jane’s. The first programme concerns the acquisition of up to six electro-optical sensor systems for Hellenic Navy’s all eight Sikorsky S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk helicopters. Helicopter have to anti-submarine and anti-surface

  • T-129 Atak preliminary talks in Philippines - 11.07.2018

    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is at preliminary talks in Philippines for 23 T-129 helicopter according to This country has  AW159 in its inventory. AW159 helicopters have same engine family onboard with T-129. It is believed that this common use would provide advantage to Turkey.

  • T-129's show to NATO - 10.07.2018

    Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TAI) T-129 Atak helicopter will take place NATO Heads of State and Government parade on 11-12 July. 20 helicopters from 13 different countries will take part at parade. Two Turkish T-129 Attack helicopters will be on the show. Belgian, Czechian, Danish, French, Italian, German, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, US helicopters will also take place.

  • Russia’s advanced jamming plane gets new body - 10.07.2018

    Russia the Il-22PP electronic warfare aircraft, may soon get an upgrade and a brand-new air-frame. “Porubshchik” , used by the Russian armed forces to disrupt enemy communications and radar systems was put in service in 2016. The aircraft which is based on an outdated Il-18 civilian design cannot fully serve to recent threats with its old school design. Tupolev’s Tu-214 and Il

  • ASELBUOY On The Way - 10.07.2018

    ASELSAN's sonobuoy project is close to the successful end. The system, which is called ASELBUOY and started to develop as a R&D project in 2016 with company's own resources, is proceeding with sure steps. The actual sensor tests that started in specific areas determined in the first stage were followed by the first airborne test last month. Compliance tests are followed by

  • New Zealand Approves Poseidon Procurement - 10.07.2018

    New Zealand has approved four P-8 Poseidon procurement. With the deal amounting to $ 2,346 billion, six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft which are in New Zealand's inventory will be replaced. Before the Orion's end of operational life, which planned to end in 2025, the Poseidons are expected to start operations in 2023.

    Under the agreement, new aircraft, as well

  • DARPA to Automate Battle Modelling - 10.07.2018

    Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) develops new algorithms for advanced battle modelings. At this point, the operation area will be modeled in more detail and the decision-making process of the military planners will be accelerated in the light of the information about the field and the battle.

    Even though the problems encountered in the field of combat and battle in a

  • NATO Meets tomorrow - 10.07.2018

    NATO Heads of State and Government meeting will be held on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 July 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. US President Donald Trump accuses NATO allies for their defence-spending quotas. European members have raised their expenditures as promised, Trump remains dissatisfied. At a recent speech in the state of Indiana Trump made clear his anger about Germany, in particular. He dire

  • Tejas misses deadline for being combat-ready - 10.07.2018

    Indian indigenous Tejas fighter, developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) first approved in 1983, has missed yet another deadline to become fully combat-ready. Indian government had repeatedly declared over the last couple of years that the jet would get its final operational clearance (FOC) by June 2018. 


    But the single-engine Tejas is still far away fro

  • Israel Denies UAE Delegation’s F-35 visit claims - 10.07.2018

    The Israeli Defence ministry has denied that a United Arab Emirates delegation visited the Israel Air Force to review the F-35 stealth fighter jets.

    According to a report by i24news, the delegation visited the Nevatim Air Base in southern Israel accompanied by an American delegation to learn about the world’s most advanced fighter jet.

    The UAE, which is among the world

  • Akar appointed Defence Minister - 09.07.2018


    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced Commander of Turkish Armed Forces General Hulusi Akar as first Defence Minister at new political system.


    General Hulusi AKAR, the 29th Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces, was commissioned as an infantry officer after graduating from the Military Academy in 1972.


    Upon completing the

  • Six Companies Respond to India's RFI for 110 Fighter Jets - 09.07.2018

    India’s quest for procuring 110 fighter aircraft for its air force is progressing with six global aviation majors having responded to the Request for Information for the program according to Times of India. Friday was the last day for responding to the RFI. The six firms which are competing for the IAF contract are Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Lockheed Martin’s F-16 F

  • Yaoying-2 Completes Maiden Flight - 09.07.2018

    Chinese state-owned aviation company Aviation Industry Corporation of China AVIC has developed and flight-tested the Yaoying-2, a medium-altitude, low-speed, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft. Yaoying-2, has successfully completed its maiden flight, according to AVIC. UAV is built for reconnaissance and strike missions.

    According to Xinhua news agency, the new drone can conduct

  • Sniper Robot - 09.07.2018

    France-based SD4E introduced the sniper robot. Developed on an unmanned ground vehicle, the robot, called Snibot, can shoot with high precision to its targets.

    According to the SD4E statement, Snibot, capable of shooting with precision that can not be reached by people from 200 and 300 meters away, can also be inactivate its targets without killing. The system measures with its&n

  • China Increased Production Rate - 09.07.2018

    China is increasing the production volume of its Y-20 transport aircraft. The image captured by a commercial satellite on July 12 revealed that the production rate of the aircraft has rised. In addition to the nine newly produced Y-20s, six newly painted Y-20s and several engine-assembled yet unfinished Y-20s appear in photo. According to some reports, some of these flights will

  • Airbus calls for pan-European solution - 09.07.2018

    Airbus Defence & Space calls Europe to work together on a future combat air system. Speaking at a pre-Farnborough air show media briefing, Dirk Hoke, chief executive of the division warned that the bloc cannot support the development of several competing platforms. Hoke, said any programme for a sixth-generation fighter "had to be a full European solution".

    Hoke pointed

  • Russia Re-Activates Nuclear Artillery - 09.07.2018

    The Russian Armed Forces are re-activating heavy artillery. 203 mm 2S7M Malka self-propelled howitzer and 2S4 Tyulpan 240 millimeter mortar vehicles will be removed from storage and delivered to the army after overhauling. In this context, the Central Military District in the Kemerovo Region received 12 units of 2S7M. In the statement, it was stated that the vehicles were heavily over

  • First Centurion Level Eurofighter Delivered - 09.07.2018

    The Royal Air Force received the first Eurofighter Typhoon with integrated Project Centurion weapon package.

    Within BAE Systems' integration activities, aircrafts gained ability to use tMeteor beyond the visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) and MBDA production Storm Shadow missiles. During the first phase of the project, a total of 26 units will be upgraded to&n

  • ESSM Block 2 Intercepts Aerial Target - 08.07.2018

    The NATO Seasparrow Project Office recently conducted the first live fire test of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 anti-air missile. The missile’s new seeker has passed the test. Block 2 has active guidance seeker-head. The new seeker head distinguishes Block 2 from the one in-service as it finds its target via radar and midcourse data uplinks from the ship. Block 2 will have

  • Airbus and Saab merge their power to compete Boeing Wedgetail for UK - 07.07.2018

    Two European aerospace defence companies are debating combining their airborne early warning capabilities in an attempt to head off a possible sole-source British purchase of the Boeing Wedgetail. The UK is considering buying four to six Boeing Wedgetail platforms, however, Airbus and Saab are considering a challenge.

    The talks are centred on a potential partnership bringing together

  • UAE military Reported to Visit Israel to See F-35 - 07.07.2018

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) military delegation is reported to have made a visit to Israel to see the US-made F-35 stealth fighter jets.

    A military delegation from the UAE wanted to see the “performance” of F-35s.

    Citing an unnamed official source, Israeli i24 news channel said that an American delegation was also present at the time of the UAE visit, without

  • Nuclear Study at Latin America - 07.07.2018

    Argentina has acted on the submarine. The Ministry of Defence considers after the loss in November 2017 ARA San Juan, a TR 1700 class diesel-electric submarine, to continue construction work of ARA Santa Fe. According to the information given to the Argentine Congress, studies continue to build a nuclear variant of Santa Fe.

    ARA San Juan constructed in the the 1980 and

  • VAB Mk3 to Continue - 07.07.2018

    Arquus (formerly Renault Truck Defence) announced that the production of the Mk3 6x6, VAB (Vehicule de l'Avant Blindé) will continue. It is also stated that new variants will be developed in line with the needs of potential export customers.

    The latest version of the VAB 6x6 Mk3 is an armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle equipped with advanced cameras, laser

  • Smart Solution with SMART-PROTech - 07.07.2018

    IBD Deisenroth Engineering (IBD) introduces a new active armor solution. The armor package provides greater protection against tandem-warhead munitions for main battle tanks, medium and heavy armored combat vehicles.

    SMART-PROTech armor package consists of sensors and modular blocks consisting of one or two countermeasures. The module, which is placed in variable shapes according

  • Italy will stop buying more F-35 fighter jets - 07.07.2018

    Italy will not buy more Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets and is considering whether to stick to the order to which it is already committed, Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta said on Friday.

    According to the official U.S. government program of record, Italy’s intention was to procure a total of 90 F-35s. Under the current plan, Aeronautica Militare is programmed to receive

  • Cirit to be mounted on Black Hawk - 06.07.2018

    ROKETSAN, stated that there is an ongoing process to install Cirit missiles to Sikorsky's Black Hawk helicopters. ROKETSAN's press release about Farnborough Air Show includes information. Statement  indicates that CİRİT is already being used on the T-129 ATAK 
    and AH-1 COBRA attack helicopters, to the TIGER Helicopter.Information about  Black Hawk reads, "Whil

  • Su-57 to Hit from 300 Kilometers - 06.07.2018

    Russian Armed Forces will equip the fourth and fifth generation aircraft with stronger weapons. R-37M, developed for the next combat aircraft in the inventory, is nearing the end of its development work on the long-range air-to-air missile. The R-37M, the improved version of the R-37 missile developed during the Soviet Union era, will also be integrated into the Su-57.

    While the techn

  • Navy Continues with Northrop Grumman - 06.07.2018

    The US Navy has signed a new agreement with Northrop Grumman for the maintenance and technical support of the AN / AQS-24 mine detection system. Under the deal, which will amount to US $ 9.9 million, Northrop Grumman Undersea Systems will continue to provide maintenance, technical support, logistical support and documentation support for the systems in question.

    Helicopter towed AN /

  • Rheinmetall Equipment to German Rifles - 06.07.2018

    Germany will supply laser markers for infantry rifles. Bundeswehr's Equipment, Information Technology and Support Unit has signed an agreement with Rheinmetall for supply of EUR 5 million. Under the agreement, 1745 rifle mounted laser marking kits will be delivered to special forces. Delivery is expected to be completed by 2019.

    The Variable Tactical Aiming Module (VTAL)

  • UK said to be in discussions with Sweden on new fighter jet - 06.07.2018

    The Financial Times is reporting that Britain is in preliminary discussions with Sweden about joint development of a new fighter aircraft.

    Sources stressed that the UK has spoken to several countries about the project. Japan and Republic of Korea are also potential partners.

    British officials are keen to ensure the RAF has the aircraft it needs and that manufacturers retains

  • Finnish Navy to Acquire Gabriels - 06.07.2018

    Finnish Ministry of Defence authorised the Finnish Defence Forces’ Logistics Command to make an agreement on purchasing Surface-to-Surface Missile System Gabriel anti-ship missile.


    The new system will replace the current anti-ship missile system MTO85M that will reach the end of its lifecycle in the 2020s. The new SSM2020 Missiles will be installed on board the

  • Records from China’s First AIP Submarine - 06.07.2018

    Chinese internet page “People's Daily Online” stated that China’s first submarine unit using air-independent propulsion (AIP) technology recently broke a number of records set by the Chinese navy. According to the publication submarine broke records on the longest sailing distance, maximum submergence depth and sinking target ships under boundary conditions. 

  • China to Replace J-15 Aircraft - 05.07.2018

    China is building a new carrier-based fighter jet to replace its J-15 fighters. The J-15 was based on a prototype of the fourth-generation Russian Sukhoi Su-33 twin-engine air superiority fighter, a design that is more than 30 years old. It was developed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, a unit of state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China.

    With a maximum take-off weight of 33

  • MILGEM Record in Exports - 05.07.2018

    Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli gave a good news of the MILGEM's in a press release. MILGEM Class corvettes were exported to Pakistan. Under the agreement inked today, Pakistan will supply four ships. Two of the vessels will be built at the Istanbul Shipyard Command, and two will be built in Karachi, Pakistan. All responsibility for construction work will be in the hand of Tur

  • Vulcano Launched - 05.07.2018

    The Fincantieri Shipyard launched the new logistic support ship of the Italian Navy. The ship named Vulcano (A 5335) floated at the Muggiano shipyard in La Spezia.

    The European defense procurement organization, OCCAR, ordered the May 2015 in the name of Italian Ministry of Defence, and the hull parts of the platform were built at different shipyards and consolidated at Muggi

  • Czechia to Renew Its SAM Systems - 05.07.2018

    The Czech Ministry of Defense decided to change the Soviet-era 2K12 Kub (NATO Code: SA-6 Gainful) SAM system. Systems deployed in the 25th Air Defense Missile Regiment stationed in the Strakonice region will be replaced by a project worth US $ 450 million. Czechia  is looking for a new system that can engage its targets at 14,000-meter range and including eight ready to fire missiles, whic

  • Turkey exports UAV to Ukraine - 05.07.2018

    According to the, Ankara and Kiev on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding stating that Ukraine would receive deliveries of unmanned aircraft systems from Turkey.

    Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council (NSDCU) announced that, Ukraine and Turkey have discussed the implementation of projects in the armoured vehicle, space and aviation industries.

  • Navy to Renew Cargo Aircrafts - 04.07.2018

    US Navy is replacing the aging C-2 Greyhound aircraft that it uses for transport on board aircraft. The Navy has approved procurement of CMV-22B for $ 2.85 billion.. A total of 39 Ospreys will be supplied. In the past days, with the agreement of Bell-Boeing signed with 4.2 billion US dollars, 39 CMV-22B for the Navy, 14 MV-22B for the Marine Corps, four for the US Air Force and four for th

  • Modular Solution to Spike NLOS - 04.07.2018

    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems announced the completion of the development phase of the new low weight integrated SPARC remote controlled launch system for Spike NLOS. The system, developed for a undisclosed special forces customer, has been specially optimized for light all terrain vehicles. The concept was exhibited for the first time at the Eurosatory 2016, the launcher on the Pol

  • Kenya Orders C-27Js and AW139s from Leonardo - 04.07.2018

    Italy’s Leonardo has signed contracts to deliver three Alenia C-27J Spartan and un undisclosed number of AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to Kenya.

    Kenyan Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich told the Kenyan Parliament’s Public Accounts committee on June 26 that the government had taken two loans to pay for the new aircraft: one for $198,5 million to pay for the C-27Js, and a s

  • China launches two Type 055 destroyers simultaneously - 04.07.2018

    China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) shipyard launched two 10,000-tonne Type 055 destroyers simultaneously on 3 July. The first Type 055 was launched at the Jiangnan Changxingdao shipyard near Shanghai in June 2017 and the second one in April 2018. The latest ships are the third and fourth to be launched, with all four entering the water in a little over a year.


  • Russia Successfully Tests New Long-Range Missile 40N6E for S-400 Air Defence System - 03.07.2018

    The Russian Ministry of Defence is set to induct a new 400 km range missile of the S-400 air defence system the state trials of which were successfully completed recently.

    According to Russia’s Defence Ministry, the 40N6E missile is capable of striking targets at a maximum range of 400 km. It is claimed that the missile can hit targets at the maximum altitude of 185 km. The curr

  • Aselsan and STE sign offset agreement - 03.07.2018

    Turkish ASELSAN and Ukranian SpetsTechnoExport STE signed the offset agreement in the scope of military communication project.

    During the 6th meeting of the joint Turkish - Ukrainian commission on the defence industries cooperation that took place in Ankara, the first in history offset agreement was signed between ASELSAN and SpetsTechnoExport within the scope of military communicatio

  • SEDEC Started - 03.07.2018

    Defence sector met at SEDEC in Ankara. The SEDEC, which held in ATO Congresium, organized to bring together international and national partners in the areas of Homeland Security, Border Security, Domestic Security and Defence Systems, opened its doors in Ankara. As part of the organization which held on 3-4-5 July, company exhibitions as well as competent participants in the fsector will g

  • ASELSAN publishes A bulletin - 03.07.2018

    ASELSAN publishes an electronic bulletin ‘ A Bülten". ASELSAN aims to inform its audience more frequently with bulletin.

  • New Appointment At ASELSAN - 02.07.2018

    ASELSAN acknowledged Public Disclosure Platform (Kamu Aydınlatma Platformu/ KAP) that Dr. Hakan Karataş has been appointed as Deputy General Manager on corporate governance. Karataş, born in 1967, graduated from Yıldız Technical University. Under Karataş administration Human Resources administration will merge with corporate governance.

  • New 155 Solution from BAE Systems Land UK - 02.07.2018

    BAE Systems Land UK has announced that it is developing a new 155 mm extended-range high explosive ammunition for the Royal Navy. It was announced that the new munition, which was also developed for potential customers' requirements is a base bleed munition and will be delivered in within 30 months.

    The new ammunition has a 40 kilometers range when fired with a 52 calibe

  • New F-35 delivery from TAI - 02.07.2018

    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) plans delivering 30th F-35 Lightening II Central Fuselage to United States. TAI will produce 400 Central Fuselage in Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme. TAI produced first central fuselage in 2013. US company Northrop Grumman is alternative producer.

  • New Member to Barak Family - 02.07.2018

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) presented a new solution developed on the Barak family. The system, called Barak-MX, is described as a modular, scalable and networked air defence system. Platform is created with different sensors and launchers connected to a single architecture that can be optimized for customers' specific requirements. Thanks to this feature system can be

  • B61-12 nükleer bomba, B-2 Spirit - 02.07.2018

    The US Air Force, together with the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), earlier this month tested a B61-12 non-nuclear bomb, NNSA announced.

    "These qualification flight tests demonstrate the B61-12 design meets system requirements and illustrate the continued progress of the B61-12 life extension program to meet national security requiremen

  • Northrop enters full-rate production on F-35 central fuselage - 02.07.2018

    Northrop Grumman entered full-rate production on the F-35 Lightning II’s centre fuselage. The company announced the 400th centre fuselage was completed and delivered to F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin last month. Production of the 500th centre fuselage began the week of 18 June.

    The manufacturer projects that it will complete 113 fuselages this year and it aims to produce

  • VECTOR Made Debut - 02.07.2018

    The VECTOR (Versatile Expeditionary, Commando Tactical Off Road) 4x4 vehicles, recently received by the Special Forces of the Netherlands, has seen for the first time at the parade, which was held for Veterans Day.

    The Nehterlands-based Defenture company has developed its vehicles with the name AATV (Air Transportable Combat Vehicle), keeping the lightness and cros

  • Army to Test IM-SHORAD - 02.07.2018

    The US Army will supply from Leonardo DRS an IM-SHORAD (Interim Manuever-Short Range Air Defence System) to test the platform. In the statement made by company, it was announced that the system would be developed around Stryker vehicles which are in use in US Army. Leonardo DRS's mission package will also include the Stinger launch system with Raytheon vehicle launcher. Integration of

  • DAPA unveils first images of KF-X design with Meteor Missiles - 01.07.2018

    Republic of Korea’s arms acquisition agency unveiled June 29 the preliminary design of the KF-X fighter aircraft.

    The disclose of the preliminary KF-X design came after the Defence Acquisition Program Administration, (DAPA), held a preliminary design review (PDR), to decide whether to proceed to the next phase of critical design review (CDR).

    Four Meteor long-range air

  • Brazil commissions former HMS Ocean helicopter carrier - 01.07.2018

    The Brazilian Navy commissioned the multi- purpose helicopter carrier PHM Atlantico, former HMS Ocean, in the United Kingdom. The ship is now on her way to reach its homeport, Arsenal do Rio de Janeiro, on 25 August.

    The ship, formerly the UK Royal Navy's HMS Ocean, was purchased by the Brazilian Navy through a USD 98.76 million deal on 19 February.

    HMS Ocean was decommi

  • Lockheed's Joint Air-To-Ground Missile Enters into Low-Rate Initial Production - 30.06.2018

    Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system has successfully passed its Defence Acquisition Board review. The signed Acquisition Decision Memorandum approves the JAGM system to enter into Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP).

    JAGM is a multi-sensor air-to-ground missile that is the successor to the combat proven HELLFIRE Romeo and HELLFIRE Longbow missiles. Backward

  • Yoruk in Serial Production - 30.06.2018

    Nurol Makina started serial production of Yoruk 4x4 tactical wheeled armored vehicle. In the official ceremony held by company the first Yoruk, which rolled out from serial production line, was introduced as a participants.

    Yoruk is designed for wide variety of missions which can be used in a different tasks from personnel transfer to reconnaissance tasks. The vehi

  • New and improved 'bunker buster' bombs for USAF - 30.06.2018

    The US Air Force (USAF) has issued a contract for a new penetrator warhead. New penetrator will replace its current BLU-109/B and BLU-109C/B systems.

    Superior Forge and Steel Corporation will deliver 300 of the improved BLU-137/B penetrator warheads. Valued at USD476.9 million, the award will run through to 3 May 2020.

    The USAF first declared its intention to procure an impr

  • Pantsir at North Africa - 30.06.2018

    Pantsir-SM, a new generation of Russian air defense system, was has been seen in Algeria. The most important detail in the system seen in the Sakhr 2018 Exercise, which held by the 36th Motorized Infantry Brigade in the Second Military Region at the northeastern part of the country, was that the Pantsir system was integrated into the new 8x8 K-53958 Tornado truck. Algeria's Pantsir-SMs are

  • New User to H145M - 30.06.2018

    Hungarian Ministry of Defence ordered 20 H145Ms under the military modernization program of the country. Ordered helicopters will also have the HForce weapon management system developed by Airbus. Airbus will also provide extensive training and support package with the helicopters under the agreement.

    Having a maximum take-off weight of 3.7 tonnes, the H145M is capable of many mi

  • Su-57 Ordered - 30.06.2018

    The Russian Defence Ministry signed a supply agreement with JSC Sukhoi Company. The agreement is signed for procurement of 12 Su-57s. Deputy Minister of Defence Aleksey Krivoruchko, reported that "The order for the first 12 aircraft has been approved and deliveries will begin shortly." in his statement.

    The Su-57, which will be produced at the company's Komsomo

  • Type 26 Frigate wins Australian frigate bid - 29.06.2018


    BAE Systems’ Type 26 Frigate design wins Australian frigate bid to replace the Anzac-class from the mid-2020s.

    Three companies were bidding: British BAE Systems, Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and Spanish shipbuilder Navantia. BAE’s design was picked for its anti-submarine warfare.

  • ZAHA Shows It's Face - 28.06.2018

    During the session held during 9th Defence Technologies Congress at METU, ZAHA's last version has presented for the first time. Burak Sağ, who made a presentation on behalf of the FNSS within the scope of the session, shared an image of ZAHA, one of the projects of the company, unveiled the lasets pictures of platform. The Armored Amphibious Assault Vehicles (Zırhlı Amfibi H&

  • Japan Moves to Truck Mounted Howitzer - 28.06.2018

    The Japanese Ministry of Defence decided to replace its aging FH-70s. A new study by the Department of Defence's Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) has been conducted to take FH70's place. In the scope of this study, a 155 millimeter 52 caliber howitzer with an 8x8 MAN truck chassis has developed. The platform is equipped with a on board computer, an iner

  • Amphibious Power Increases in the Far East - 27.06.2018

    Taiwan has signed an agreement with BAE Systems amount of US $ 83.6 million. Under the agreement announced by the US Department of Defense, 30 AAVP7A1 amphibious assault vehicles, four AAVC7A1 command control vehicles and two AAVR7A1 armored recovery vehicles will be supplied. Taiwan will also receive the necessary technical support, training, materials and engineering support from BA

  • FNSS Ready for Next 20 Years - 27.06.2018

    During SAVTEK 2018 9. Defence Technologies Congress, a panel named "Next 20 Years of Defence Industries". Speaking on behalf of the FNSS, Haldun Olgun, shared his predictions about next 20 years of land vehicles. Mentioning the historical development of land vehicles; said that hybrid and electric vehicle conversion could reverse this situation, while highlighting the q

  • ASELSAN to Produce RCWS in Konya - 27.06.2018

    C4Defence reached the details of factory to be established in Konya in the partnership of ASELSAN and Konya Defence Industry Corporation. ASELSAN will establish "ASELSAN Weapon Systems Facility" in the region. ASELSAN's Remote Controlledd Weapon Systems (RCWS) will be produced, with a capital of approximately TL 300 million, a machine and equipment of TL 60 million, and a con

  • CBRN Step - 27.06.2018

    Turkish Ministry of National Defence established a CBRN Defence Group. Yunus Emre Karaosmanoğlu, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Defence, announced  the CBRN Defence Department was established within the Ministry of National Defence during 9th Defence Technologies Congress held in Middle East Technical University in Ankara and some explanations we

  • MALE UAV to cross Atlantic Ocean - 27.06.2018

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. plans to make the first-ever trans-Atlantic flight of a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). GA-ASI’s company-owned MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPA is due to take off from its base in North Dakota and embark on nearly 6,500 km journey to RAF Fairford piloted by an operator located at the aerospace company's Flight Tes

  • 1L220UK to Detect Artillery - 26.06.2018

    Ukraine has introduced a new artillery detection system. Ukroboronprom's subsidiary SE Iskra developed the the 1L220UK mobile artillery detection radar. The system developed for the protection of civilians and military units against artillery fire and destroying threat battery can detect threats (rocket or artillery shells, mortar rounds, missiles). The platform, which is resistant to

  • MQ-4C Triton support to Poseidons - 26.06.2018

    Canberra has confirmed its long-planned acquisition of six Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft in order to complement the surveillance role of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon.

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said, “The Triton will complement the surveillance role of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft through sustained operations at long ranges as well as b

  • Korea picks Poseidon - 26.06.2018

    Republic of Korea decided to purchase Boeing's P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in a US$1.7 billion project, the country’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on Monday.

    The DAPA said, “We have decided to purchase the latest maritime patrol aircraft for conducting patrol, search and rescue operations through the foreign military sale progra

  • Russia Sets Up Radar Network to counter UAVs - 25.06.2018

    Russia is setting up radar shields to counter the threats flying at low altitudes such as drones to the big cities. Russian General told that in the statement made the radar infrastructure to be installed, air and air defense units were equipped with advanced control equipment and the main objective is making air control autonomous. As this goal was reached in the Moscow region, the Russian gen

  • STM competes for Brazilian CCT - 25.06.2018

    STM announced from its twitter account that the company has signed an MoU with Brasfels Shipyard, Brazil to bid on the Brazilian Navy's Tamandaré-class Corvette (CCT) Project. STM and Brasfels Shipyard will be competing against nine contenders. CCT for Brasil is a variant of the MILGEM Ada Class Corvette.

    The Navy received on June 18th, nine commercial proposals from compan

  • Control Rush at South Pacific Grows - 25.06.2018

    New Zealand is preparing to make the largest military procurement of recent years in a single attempt. The country is planning to replace six aging P-3K2 Orion aircraft in its inventory. New Zealand Defense Secretary Ron Mark, who is in charge of explaining this issue, said plans were being made to replace planes with P-8 Poseidons and that the change was one step closer. The procurem

  • Azerbaijan Procured SOM, Will Use on Russian Aircraft - 25.06.2018

    Azerbaijan procured the SOM missiles from Turkey according to AzeriDefence news. According to the report, SOM's first export customer, Azerbaijan, procured the B1 variant of the system.

    The system is expected to be exhibited for the first time in the parade of the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Armed Forces on June 26th. The model to be exhibited has seen in Azerbaijan s

  • Additional Adirs Landed to Israel - 25.06.2018

    Israel received three additional F-35s. The aircraft registered in the country inventory under the name of F-35I Adir will serve in the 140th Golden Eagle Fleet in Nevatim Air Base located in the southeast of Be'er Sheva. With the last delivery, the number of F-35s in Israel inventory reached to 12 according to unofficial information.

    It is aimed to aircrafts will be operatio

  • EU countries to form Intervention force - 25.06.2018

    French Defence Minister Florence Parly has told the French daily “le Figaro” that France, Germany, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Estonia, Spain and Portugal are to sign a letter of intent for the creation of a joint military intervention force on June 25.

    The proposed force, known as the European Intervention Initiative, is kept separated from other EU Defenc

  • Sweden’s drone maker files for bankruptcy - 25.06.2018

    Swedish drone-maker CybAero has filed for bankruptcy, following its failed attempt to seal a deal with China for unmanned aerial systems.

    Sweden’s largest military drone maker CybAero’s board opted to file bankruptcy papers with Linköpings District Court after the Nasdaq First North stock exchange in Stockholm halted all trading in the company’s shares on June 1

  • UK’s new carrier has its supporter ready - 24.06.2018

    UK’s new carrier has its supporter ready


    Britain's flagship of tomorrow can now strike out across the Seven Seas after refuelling ‘on the go’ for the first time. 

    After a dry run earlier in the year, HMS Queen Elizabeth successfully took from RFA Tidespring  in the North Atlantic.

    The tanker is built to support the n

  • UH-1Ns Close to Retirement - 23.06.2018

    According to a statement made by the US Air Force (USAF), UH-1N utility helicopters in the USAF will be retired soon. UH-1N Twin Huey helicopters, which have been in different missions for 46 years, are deployed in seven different air bases in the US. The helicopters to replace the UH-1N have not yet been selected. The selection is to be completed within the year following completion of ne

  • K130's Keep RAMming - 23.06.2018

    German Navy has signed a supply agreement with RAM-System GmbH (RAMSYS). Under the agreement, there will be 10 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launchers will supply for second-batch K130 Class corvettes. There is also agreement on the integration of the systems onto vessels and the necessary technical support.

    The German and US Navy have jointly developed a RAM system to

  • Farewell to Mirage 2000N - 22.06.2018

    The Air Force and the Strategic Air Forces held a ceremony at the Istres Air Base to celebrate the end of the Mirage 2000N career. The "nuclear" version of the Mirage 2000 will carry out its last flights during the summer. There remain a dozen aircraft in the squadron 2/4 "Lafayette" which will be gradually transferred to Chateaudun to be dismantled. Part of the pieces of th

  • Norway abandons tank upgrade - 22.06.2018

    Plans to upgrade the Norwegian Army’s Leopard 2A4 MBTs have been cancelled. Norwegian Army’s plans to upgrade the Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs) have been abandoned following the publication of the government’s revised budget in May. A reduced MBT capability will be retained until 2025, when a new tank or an interim solution will be introduced. Only 30 of the 52 tanks in

  • Aselsan to Protect Submarines - 22.06.2018

    Factory acceptance tests of the prototype of the launcher developed under the Acoustic Deceptive System Project for Submarines have been completed. Within the scope of the DAKA Project in 2013, ASELSAN has developed the decoy systems for Preveze and Gür Class submarines, which will be integrated to. 

    The integration of the Decision Support System, which is delivered within t

  • Italian Navy Picked "Black Shark" - 22.06.2018

    Italy selected a torpedo for use in U212A Class submarines in its inventory. Submarines will be equipped with Leonardo's Black Shark Advanced (BSA) torpedoes. The company will provide the necessary logistical support and equipment along with the torpedoes. "The new torpedo enhance the U212A's submarine defense capabilities" said in the statement made by Leonardo.


  • Two New Unmanned Ground Systems Unveiled - 22.06.2018

    Belarus, introduced Bogomol and Centaur armed unmanned ground systems. The LLC BSVT company developed the systems. Systems are introduced in Minsk at Republic Day of the Country. It also has new technologies for Belarus.

    Centaur equipped with two coaxial GShG 7.62 mm four barrel machine guns. It can engage air vehicles at speeds 300 km / h from 1000 meters dis

  • F-35 Officially Handover to Turkish Air Force - 21.06.2018

    The F-35 Lightning II was delivered to the Turkish Air Force at a ceremony held in Texas. You can closely follow the ceremony with the images that our official C4Defence officer shared with you via the C4Defence official Twitter account.

    The display of the F-35 with Turkish ammunition at the delivery ceremony signaled that these systems would be integrated into this aircraft in the fu

  • Light at the End of KC-46 Tunnel - 21.06.2018

    Boeing signed the first KC-46 Pegasus tanker delivery contract to the US Air Force (USAF). According to the agreement, the first aircraft will be delivered in October 2018. This agreement is the prodorm of the end of tough process, which began 16.5 years ago after the US Senate approved the decision to replace the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The USAF expects the first 18 KC-46s to be del

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