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

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

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

  • Iran Unveils First Homegrown Fighter Jet - 22.08.2018

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

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

    In February, Iran un

  • MiG-41 Experimental Design Work Begins Soon - 21.08.2018

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

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

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

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

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

  • HMS Queen Elizabeth Sets Off For F-35B Fighter Jet Trials - 20.08.2018

    Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth departed her home port of Portsmouth on Aug. 18, bound for the USA where she will take on board F-35B STOVL jet fighters for the very first time. The Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier will begin trials with her first F-35 jets.

    The aircraft that will be landing on the supercarrier will belong to the Joint Operational Test team. The team&rsqu

  • Russia To Starts Tu-22M3M Bomber Flight Trials - 19.08.2018

    Russia is close to commencing ground and flight trials with its first modernised Tupolev Tu-22M3M bomber. Extensive modifications made to the variable-geometry type include the installation of new navigation and communication equipment, targeting systems, engine controls.

    United Aircraft (UAC) says that 80% of the Tu-22M3M's avionics equipment has been replaced, with the updates a

  • Tehran to Unveil New Fighter Jet and domestic S-300- Bavar 373 - 19.08.2018

    Iran will unveil a new fighter jet next week, Brigadier General Amir Hatami said, cited by Fars news agency on Saturday.

    "We will present a plane on National Defence Industry Day, and people will see it fly, and the equipment designed for it,” Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by Fars news agency, Reuters reported.

    The Islamic Republic News Agency reported Friday t

  • Pentagon's report: Chinese Bombers Training for US Strikes - 19.08.2018

    Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report.

    French news Agency “Agence France-Presse” published, Pentagon’s annual report to Congress. The report, released on 16 August, highlights China's growing military, economic and diplomatic clout.

    In the case of China's air

  • UK Sent Team to Australia for Training - 17.08.2018

    United Kingdom is showing interest in E-7 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEWC) aircraft for use in Royal Air Force (RAF). According to the Australian Defence Magazine, three RAF crewmembers, comprising a pilot, an Electronic Support Measures Operator (ESMO), and a Surveillance and Control Officer began their Wedgetail conversion course with 2 Sqn at Williamtown about three weeks ago.

  • Successful MAM-L Trial Over Satellite - 17.08.2018

    Laser-guided MAM-L produced by ROKETSAN was on trial on Unmanned Armed Aerial Vehicle (ANKA-S). UAV is designed and developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries. ANKA proved to have a new capability; ANKA-S UAV, which has satellite control capability, used its MAM-L ammunition over satellite. The UAV became able to effectively operate from remote areas like US Reaper UAV.  Presidency for Defe

  • IAI To Provide Barak-8 Missiles to Israeli Navy - 16.08.2018

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply the Barak-8 weapon system for the Israeli Navy’s four future Magen-class corvettes. The new corvettes are being acquired under the provisions of an agreement between Israel and Germany that was finalised in May 2015.

    The systems will be used to protect Israel's ex

  • Hyundai Starts Building New Zealand’s Naval Fleet Tanker - 16.08.2018

    Korean Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has laid down a 173 m the fleet tanker on order for the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) on 13 August at HHI’s facilities in Ulsan. New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced the ceremony from official social publishing platform. The tanker was acquired under a USD323 million contract announced in 2016.

    Aotearoa will displace 24,000

  • Boeing Invests In 3D Printing Company - 15.08.2018

    Boeing announced investment in Digital Alloys, Inc., that develops high-speed, multi-metal additive manufacturing systems for 3D-printed parts for aerospace and other production applications.

    Boeing’s investment in 3D printing will serve on combining multiple metals into each part, which enhances thermal, electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties. The process allows metals

  • Lockheed Martin To Build Three Infrared Geosynchronous Spacecraft For $2.9 Billion - 15.08.2018

    Lockheed Martin won almost $3 billion to build three space vehicles to operate in geosynchronous high earth orbits (HEO) 22,000 miles above the planet, the US Defence Department said in a press release.

    "Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $2,935,545,188 not-to-exceed un-definitized contract for three Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrar

  • Pentagon to Establish A Space Command By 2020 - 15.08.2018

    US Vice President Mike Pence announced plans on August 9th, for a new, separate US Space Force as a 6th military service by 2020.

    At the same time, the Defence Department released a study of its space operations. The new Space Force would defend America’s satellite systems in outer space. The establishment of a Space Force would require congressional approval, and Pence said Pre

  • Greek Magazine :Israel May Attempt To Take The Work Of Turkey In The F-35 Co-Production - 15.08.2018

    Greek Defence Magazine “Defence Point” claimed that Israel prepares to take the work of Turkey in the F-35 co-production. In an articled signed by Giorgos Tsiboukis, Greek Magazine wrote that three Israeli companies are getting ready in case the US government and Congress decide to ban Turkey from F-35 building program.

    Article does not mention any specific company name bu

  • India Approved OPV Acquisition - 14.08.2018

    The Indian Defence Acquisition Council was convened yesterday under the chairmanship of Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. At the meeting, India's six new generation offshore patrol platforms (Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessel / NGOPV) procurement was approved. In this context, India-based shipyards will be suppliers. The project is planned to cost approximately US $ 7

  • New Aircraft to Angels - 14.08.2018

    Boeing has signed an agreement with the US Department of Defense. Under the agreement, the aircraft of the US Navy Blue Angels demonstration team will be replaced. Boeing will convert nine F/A-18Es and two F A-18Fs into a Blue Angels configuration with an agreement of USD 17 million. The transformation process will take place in engineering proposal 6480.

    Blue Ange

  • Last Two Nominee for Light Attack - 14.08.2018

    The US Air Force (USAF) has shared the draft of Request for Proposal with Sierra Nevada / Embraer and Textron Avitaion for the Light Attack Aircraft Procurement Program. According to the press release, the last Request for Proposal will be shared in December 2018. The statement also includes a description of the fact that the file is still being worked on but talks with potential

  • Laser Studies Increasing - 14.08.2018

    USA, has signed an agreement with UES Inc. amount USD 49 million. Under the agreement, the company will continue to FLAPS (Flash and Laser Airborne Protection Systems) Program. The six-year contract covers development of new materials, production methods, R & D work on advanced materials and protective material technologies against photon energy.

    UES will also work again

  • Bundesmarine to Procure UAV - 14.08.2018

    Germany's Federal Armed Forces Equipment Information Technologies and Service Support Office (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr / BAAINBw) have signed an agreement with Electronic Systems und Logistik GmbH (ESG). Germany will procure the Skeldar V-200 rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use in K130 Class corvettes under the agreeme

  • Additional ASELPOD to Air Force - 14.08.2018

    Presidency of Defence Industries announced the acceptance of two ASELPOD targeting pods from its official Twitter account. "There are two more Aselsan products of ASELPOD accepted, which stand out with their detection and marking technologies in the nationalization of our Air Platforms. We are preparing for the Indigenious Combat Aircraft with the infrastructure we have

  • F-35 Delivery To Turkey Is Suspended - 13.08.2018

    US President Donald Trump has approved a defence budget law delaying the delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.

    The $716 billion “National Defense Authorization Act” for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) prohibits the sale of F-35 aircraft to Turkey for 90 days until the Pentagon produces a report on the risks entailed by the fellow NATO member-country’s purchase of the Russ

  • Iran Unveils New Radar-Evading Anti-Ship Missile - 13.08.2018

    The new missile, a new modification of the Fateh-110 "Conqueror" solid-propellant surface-to-surface missile dubbed the Al-Mobeen ("The Divine Conquest"), was unveiled on Monday by Iranian Defence Minister Brig Gen. Amir Hatami.

    Minister Hatami attended to the presentation ceremony to congratulate the army and military designers with the completion of the work on t

  • L-159T2 Made Maiden Flight - 13.08.2018

    Czech Aero Vodochody announced that the T2 model of the L-159 advanced jet trainer made its maiden flight.

    The first flight of the 6028 tail numbered flight lasted 30 minutes. In the T2 model, the front and center fuselage hass been renewed. Improvements were made to the fuel system. Indicators became suitable with NVG (Night Vision Goggle). Two MFDs (Multi Function Display)

  • Sweden Signed Agreement - 13.08.2018

    Lockheed Martin announced that agreement signed for procurement of Patriot PAC-3 (Patriot Advanced Capability-3) with Sweden. "We are honored to be a partner with Sweden for the protection of the armed forces, the people and the structures. " statement made in announcement.

    With Patriot PAC-3MSE Sweden has a modern air defence layer. Details about the agreement signed w

  • Four Turkish Companies on "Top 100" - 13.08.2018

    The "Defense News" magazine published the "Top 100" defence company ranking, which deals with the defence sector's one-year revenue turnover. US company Lockheed Martin protected its first row while Turkey increased number of Defence companies.

    The ASELSAN firm ranked two raw upper in the list and ranked 55th. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) has fallen thr

  • Mexico Gets Evolved Seasparrow Missiles - 11.08.2018

    Mexico is buying an 8-cell MK56 VLS launcher and Evolved Seasparrow (RIM-162) Missiles (ESSM) for its new Sigma 10514 Class corvette, a US Defence Security Cooperation Agency statement has said.

    The State Department has decided approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico of six Evolved ESSM and two Evolved Seasparrow telemetry missiles for an estimated cost of $41 million.&nb

  • Korea Invests to Cyber-Security - 10.08.2018

    The Republic of Korea's Ministry of National Defence made a new statement. In the context of the large military reforms announced in recent days, it was stated that investment would be made to increase the ability of the cyber defense.

    Under the new cyber defense development plan announced on August 9, it is announced that the cyber defence systems will be restructured which

  • Abrams Tanks at Morocco - 10.08.2018

    Royal Moroccan Armed Forces received the M1 Abrams tanks. According to the satellite images, at least 127 M1A1 Abrams delivery of Fas was detected. It is also stated that the tanks delivered to Morocco are in M1A1 SA (Special Armor) configuration.

    In June 2012, the DSCA (US Defence Security Cooperation Agency) announced that Fas requested for the sale of 200 military surplus tanks and

  • Romania Ordered New MLRS System - 10.08.2018

    Lockheed Martin, M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket (High Performance Artillery Rocket / HIMARS) has received orders. The ordering country will supply 18 M142 HIMARS with an agreement amounting to US $ 218 million.

    At Lockheed Martin's HIMARS, six guided artillery rockets or one tactical missile can be fired from each vehicle.

    In August 2017, the US approved a possible

  • Ukraine to Unveil New Weapon - 10.08.2018

    Ukraine has announced the development of a 155 mm truck-mounted howitzer. The system, called Bogdana, was integrated on the KrAZ 6x6 truck. Platform developed the Ukraine based AutoKrAZ company. Bogdana 6x6, equipped with a modern ballistic computer-controlled fire control system, has a welded steel armored cabin. There are also screens behind the vehicle for the use of the crew

  • First Guardian Began Sea Trials - 10.08.2018

    Australia-based Austal Shipyard has announced that the first Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) has begun sea trials. The PPBs designed and built by Austal will be donated to the island states in the Pacific by Australia, under the Sea 3036 Pacific Patrol Boat Program.

    The first Guardian Class boat, with hull number 401, christened as Ted Diro, was launched o

  • New Zealand to Procure Simulator - 10.08.2018

    New Zealand Government has approved the purchase of the NH90 simulator from Canada-based CAE. The simulators will be used for pilot training of NH90 utility helicopters in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) inventory. For the simulator planned to be deployed at RNZAF Ohakeha Base, New Zealand will pay 28.42 million US Dollars. A new building is required for the installation

  • Slovakia Overhauled Afgan Helicopter - 10.08.2018

    Slovakia-based Trenčín (LOTN) has completed the overhaul of Afghanistan's first Mi-17V-5 helicopter. The helicopter was overhauled under an agreement signed by the NSPA (NATO Supply and Procurement Agency) with the Slovakian Ministry of Defence in 2016. The first phase was completed with the delivery of first platforms to Afghanistan after the test flights. The second

  • Russian Convergence at Near-East - 10.08.2018

    Pakistan has signed an agreement with Russia. Pakistani Army military personnel will train in Russian Federation training facilities. No information was provided about the details of the agreement between the two countries and the agreement signed for the incerasing bi-lateral relations between two countries. Agreement signed at the first meeting of the Russian-Pakistani Joint Military Con

  • HAVA SOJ Becomes Reality - 08.08.2018

    The Hava SOJ ( Air Stand off Jammer) Electronic Warfare Project, becomes reality. The Project aims to detect and identify enemy communication systems and radars and to be jammed and deceived in order to ensure that these systems cannot be used against friendly platforms, especially in cross-border operations.

    ASELSAN will produce four systems for Turkish Air Force Command. The "R

  • Belarussian Vehicles at Africa - 08.08.2018

    The Côte d'Ivoire gendarmerie exhibited its new vehicles. Cayman 4x4 vehicles which procured from Belarus has unveiled at the military parade on August 7th in honor of Independence Day, is the first known export customer of Cayman vehicles. Announced vehicles for service in May 2017 were developed for reconnaissance, escort and patrol missions and were manufactured at the 140th Repair

  • 20 Years Modernisation: C-5M Super Galaxy - 08.08.2018

    Lockheed Martin completed the process of upgrading the C-5A / B / C Galaxy strategic transport aircraft to the C-5M Super Galaxy standard. The last modernized C-5M Galaxy also completed the US Air Force / USAF's Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP).

    The C-5M program, which started in 1998 and lasted for 20 years, has progressed in two phases. Within the first pha

  • BT-67 to Africa - 08.08.2018

    The US Air Force plans to procure Basler DC3-TP67 (BT-67) special mission aircraft. Some modifications are planning on aircraft for FMS (Foreign Military Sales) customer request. Customer will be Mauritania and among the defense lobbies. It has been reported that the aircraft will be adapted to the ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) and Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC)

  • US to Proceed 100 kW Laser - 08.08.2018

    US Army has signed an agreement with Dynetics and Lockheed Martin. With the agreement, the companies will proceed to the next phase of the HEL TVD (High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator) development process.

    HEL TVD program aims to develop a 100 kW class laser weapon system. In this context, the first phase was left behind and Lockheed Martin completed the System Requir

  • New French Missile Tested - 08.08.2018

    The BAT-120 GL started firing tests. Thales, announced that firing tests of BAT-120 GL laser-guided low-weight air to ground missile test. It was announced that the a prototype fitted with a guidance kit has tested. Flight test was conducted with the Mirage 2000D in the Biscarrosse Test Area in southwest France. During the test the target was not used and a single rocket fired.

  • Indigenious Encrypted Radio for Security General Directorate - 08.08.2018

    Presidency of Defence Industry signed a radio procurement agreement with Aselsan. Ankara and Istanbul Provincial Security Directorates will have a digital radio communication infrastructure with the encrypted digital radio communication system procurement agreement for the requirement of Security General Directorate units.

    The DMR radio system, which will be procured from As

  • SSİK: Silent Meeting - 07.08.2018

    Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) announced from its official twitter account that Defence Industry Executive Committee meeting was held today. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired meeting. It was shared that the total price of the issues handled was TL 13.5 billion. Statement reads, "We have evaluated the projects to meet the needs of our security units; new capabilities for Atak H

  • Chinese Aircraft Aims Taiwan - 07.08.2018

    China, conducted a combat readiness training with J-16 aircraft. Different battle scenarios were implemented in the training along with the Su-30, J-10 and J-11B aircrafts. With this training, the J-16 arcraft have gone a step further to complete the combat readiness training.

    The J-16, one of China's most recently developed aircraft, was developed on J-11. The

  • Italian Ships Get Smaller - 07.08.2018

    The Italian Navy may change the design of PPA general purpose vessels. If the change is decided, the ships will get smaller and the platforms will be gained anti-submarine warfare capabilities. Italy has ordered seven frigates with a contract worth US $ 6.3 billion. Three of these vessels are already under construction at Fincantieri Shipyard. Preparation works undergo for fourth ship

  • France will be Up-Armored with Scorpion - 07.08.2018

    France has decided to increase its defense budget for the past month. Following this decision, France's defense budget for 2025 will reach 2% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This means 295 billion Euro will spend for defence in seven years by France.

    After the budget increase, France stepped forward on the Scorpion Program. Through the Scorpion Program, it is planned tha

  • Railgun Step at Far-East - 06.08.2018

    ATLA (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency), has published a press release. The report was informed that Japan has developed a new electromagnetic railgun. This is also the first time the images of working prototypes have been featured. ATLA's statement was the first official statement on Japan's railgun.

    Detailed information about the program was not provided.

  • China has Taken Delivery of New Aircraft - 06.08.2018

    The People's Liberation Army Navy has taken new aircraft. 12 JL-10H advanced jet trainer pack launched at the ceremony which held in Naval Aeronautical University will take part in the training of pilots who will serve in the Chinese Navy.

    The Chinese Navy has gone through new steps in pilot training programs. In this context, PLAN transferred pilot training to

  • Urgent Procurement of Brazil - 06.08.2018

    Federal Intervention Office (GIF) of Brazil to procure LMV tactical wheeled vehicles from Italy. It is reported that 16 vehicles will be purchased through direct purchasing without a tender with the approval of the Brazilian Court of Auditors. The reason for this is announced as the high need, the vehicles must be in inventory at the end of October. As a result of the negotiation

  • New LPD Launched - 06.08.2018

    Indonesian PT PAL Shipyard has announced Indonesia's sixth LPD (Landing Platform Dock) launch. The ship, which will serve with 594 Pennant number and christened as KRI Semarang, is the third LPD built indigeniously in Indonesia. The ship, which was ordered in January of 2017, was laid in August of the same year.

    Makassar Class LPDs of Indonesian Navy has designed by

  • Tinder Spy After F-35 Secrets - 06.08.2018

    An unknown person hacked a female RAF staffer's Tinder profile, using her online presence to sweet-talk a male Royal Air Force employee and stealing secret information about the US fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighter just weeks after the first four jets entered service, according to a report by Mail Online.

    Information about espionage attempt appeared first at British tablo

  • China Claims Success in Test of Its First Hypersonic Glider - 06.08.2018

    China has reportedly conducted the maiden flight of a new hypersonic test vehicle, achieving speeds of Mach 5.5 for over six minutes, and reaching Mach 6, the newspaper Global Times reported, citing a statement released by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics.

    The Xingkong-2, 2, waverider flies in the atmosphere and uses shockwaves generated after it breaks the sound barrier to

  • Ka-52 Alligator Helicopters For the Egyptian Armed Forces - 05.08.2018

    Simple satellite photos from Google Earth revealed that the Egyptian Air Force has received a new batch of Russian attack helicopters Ka-52 Alligator which are stationed on the Kattamia Air Base.

    The helicopters were developed and manufactured by Kamov, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters, which belongs to the state-owned holding company Rostec, which coordinates and controls technolo

  • Israeli F-16 Barak Fighter Jets Visited Croatia - 05.08.2018

    Three Israeli F-16 Barak multi-purpose combat aircraft landed at the 91st air base of the Croatian Air Force in Pleso on 2 August. Aircraft took place at the celebration of the 23rd anniversary of Operation Storm which ended Croatia’s 1991-95 war of independence.

    Israeli aircraft F-16D Barak fighters from Ramat David Air Base were visited and inspected by Prime Minister Andrej P

  • DARPA will attempt to power a UAV in flight using a laser - 04.08.2018

    DARPA’s Stand-off Ubiquitous Power/Energy Replenishment – Power Beaming Demo (SUPER PBD) program intends to demonstrate the feasibility of keeping an aircraft airborne for indefinite periods by charging the onboard batteries using a laser power source. To test the hypothesis, the research agency has selected the Silent Falcon UAS for the demonstration. Flight Global says the range b

  • Fincantieri Begins Work on the First “Doha” Class Corvette for Qatar - 04.08.2018

    The steel cutting ceremony of the first “Doha” class corvette ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition programme, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State of Qatar for Defence Affairs, and the Italian Minister of Defence attended to the ceremony.

    The contract, amount

  • Latvia buys four Black Hawk - 04.08.2018

    Latvia has been cleared by the U.S. State Department to buy four UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, in a move to bolster the NATO nation’s ability to move forces around the alliance’s eastern flank.

    The US State Department has decided approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Latvia of four UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $200 m

  • One More LCS Accepted - 03.08.2018

    United States Naval Systems Command (NAVSEA) has announced that USS Charleston (LCS 18) littoral combat ship has completed the acceptance trials. During tests conducted in the Gulf of Mexico, ship made  11-meter boat operation, detection and engagement against air and surface targets, bow thruster and anchorage operations were tested. After delivery, USS Charleston  will undergo a pos

  • Ukraine Continues Modernisation, UkrOboronProm - 03.08.2018

    Ukraine-based UkrOboronProm has announced that it has modernized two MiG-29s and delivered them to the Ukrainian Air Force. Airplanes upgraded to the MiG-29MU1 configuration. Aircrafts underwent modernization works at the Lviv Aircraft Repair Plant. Within the scope of the work, the aircraft were equipped with more powerful radar, system and engine tehnical condition monitoring and re

  • MK- Bombs for Kuwaiti Hornets - 03.08.2018

    US State Department has decided approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of various Mk- series munitions for an estimated cost of $40.4 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

    The Government of Kuwait has requested to buy 1 020 Mk-82 500 lb. bombs, 1002 Mk-83 1000 lb. bombs

  • US Navy Requests for FFG(X) - 03.08.2018

    US Navy signed an agreement with five companies on development options of Guided Missile Frigate (FFG (X)). Under the agreement, the conceptual design work of the new frigate will be carried out. In the statement from the US Department of Defense it is announced that a study would be conducted on the Navy's need for a frigate that could accompany the navy's aircraft carri

  • M134 to Turkish Police Special Operations Department Helicopter - 03.08.2018

    New Minigun integration news came from Unidef. Image shared from the official Instagram account of the company with "Under the S70 Wings" tag. M134 Minigun has seen on the S-70 Blackhawk helicopter which is in the Police Special Operations Department (Polis Özel Harekât Daire Başkanlığı / PÖH) inventory in image. Unidef also integrated M134 Minigun

  • US Air Force may replace three types of aircraft with a single platform - 02.08.2018

    The U.S. Air Force is looking to replace three aircraft — the E-4B command post, the C-32A executive airlifter and the Navy’s E-6B command post — under the purview of a single program known as NEAT, Defence News wrote. Air Force Materiel Command posted the request for information (RfI) Tuesday for National Airborne Operations Centre (NAOC), Executive Airlift, Airborne Command

  • MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes for The Netherlands - 02.08.2018

    The State Department has decided approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of 106 MK 54 conversion kits for an estimated cost of $169 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

    The Netherlands requests to buy 106 MK 54 conversion kits. Also included are torpedo containers, Re

  • France to Remove US Components From SCALP - 02.08.2018

    France is seeking to reduce its reliance on U.S. approval for French arms exports.  France has therefore decided to remove an American component from the SCALP cruise missile so that it can proceed with a new sale of Rafale fighters to Egypt.

    Answering questions on weapons exports in the country’s National Assembly, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said that the decis

  • Denmark to Acquire 46 SM-2 Block IIIA - 02.08.2018

    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Denmark of up to 46 Standard Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA All-Up Rounds, RIM BK IIIA (VLS), and other related equipment for an estimated cost of $152 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

    The Government of Den

  • Seahawk Deliveries Finished - 02.08.2018

    Royal Danish Air Force received its last two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. Denmark, which procured 12 helicopters to replace the Lynx helicopters in the Danish inventory, took delivery of the first three Seahawk helicopters in June 2016.

    The MH-60R Seahawk helicopter is a multi-purpose naval helicopter, can carry out anti-submarine warfare (ASW) with 324 mm

  • "Patriot"ic Defence to Vikings - 02.08.2018

    Raytheon will sell the Patriot system to a new country. Sweden to procure Patriot air defence system. Agreement expected to signed next week. While Stockholm was reported to supply four firing units, the number of missiles was unexplained. The price of the deal to be signed is expected to be around 1.3 billion US Dollars. Sweden will have the option of buying up to 300 missiles. If 30

  • Longbow Missile to Middle East - 02.08.2018

    Kuwait continues to its arms procurement. Kuwait,  requested 300 Lockheed Martin AGM-114R Hellfire and this request was approved by the United States. In the statement made by DSCA (Defense Security Cooperation Agency), Kuwait will pay 30.4 million US Dollars for 19 M261 launchers for 70 mm rockets, 300 AGM-114R Hellfire, spare parts training and support services s

  • Chinese Aid in Progress - 02.08.2018

    The Bolivian Army received another aid package from China. In the context of the military cooperation agreement signed in 2011, 10 pieces of Shaanxi Baoji-produced Tiger 4x4 tactical wheeled armored vehicles were delivered within the scope of the annual aid for the modernization of the Bolivian Army. These vehicles will be used along with 19 Tiger 4x4s which delivered in 2016


  • Chinook Block 3 on the Way - 02.08.2018

    Boeing began the development process of the CH/MH-47 Chinook helicopters, which will start at the end of the 2020s, after which helicopters will be commissioned in the year 2040. The US Army Program Manager Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Klarenbach made statements about Blok 3 program. Development process will begin in 2027 and continue until 2040, and then the mass production phase will begin.

  • New Weapon to Russian Boats - 02.08.2018

    The newest boats of the Russian Navy were equipped with the Uprava-Kord remote command weapons station (UKSS). It is announced that all of the Project 03160 Raptor and Project 12150 Mangust class attack crafts will be equipped with Uprava-Kord remote controlled weapon station (RCWS).

    The Ukrava-Kord UKSS has a dual axis stabilization system and integrated electro-optic

  • Atak Engine Waits for November - 01.08.2018

    C4Defence reveals how Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) will work on getting export license for T-129 Atak helicopter engines will be exported to Pakistan. Pakistan has recently inked a deal with TUSAS to acquire 30 T-129 Atak Helicopter.

    The IP rights of the helicopter engine are in the hands of LHTEC, a joint venture between the US firm Honeywell and the UK firm Rolls-Royce.

  • New Missiles Accepted - 01.08.2018

    Ukraine has completed the acceptance tests of the new Stugna-P and Corsar anti-tank missiles. In the tests, it was reported that the acceptance of the state-owned Kiev Design Bureau "Luch" production of Stugna-P and Corsar firers was reported. After the tests, the Ukrainian Army has gained its new missiles.

    The Stugna-P (Export version name: Skif) missile has a war

  • Kuwaiti Hornet's Self-Defence Capability Increasing - 01.08.2018

    Kuwait has decided to upgrade the capabilities of the F/A-18 C/D aircraft in its inventory. With this decision, the defence capabilities of the planes will be increased. Activities to be carried out under the program will take place in 2021. Under the program, Kuwait, which signed an agreement with Raytheon for US $ 32 million to procure CD-108B / ALE-50 (V) countermeasure system. Kuwait w

  • Korean Armed Forces Reducing - 01.08.2018

    The Republic of Korea has announced its new military reform program. The aim of the program is further strengthening against uncertainty of areaand to meet the growing demand by developing technology and increasing efficiency.

    The program is named Defence Reform 2.0. Reform's aim is "Outlining the rationale for the initiative". With this program, Korean Army ai

  • Patriot Stepback - 01.08.2018

    A new Patriot step came from the Far East. Japan has withdraw its the PAC-3 missile systems to their bases after the reduction of tension in a missile crisis with North Korea. Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense systems, which have been deployed in Hokkaido, Shimane, Hiroshima, Ahime and Kochi areas which are deployed since August 2017, have been returned to th

  • New Helicopters to Philippines - 31.07.2018

    The Philippine Navy will receive two AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopters. Anti-submarine warfare capable helicopters will be delivered in March 2019. When the helicopters are put into service, they will be deployed to the new frigates ordered by the Navy to Republic of Korea. In 2016, the Philippines signed an agreement with Leonardo for anti-submarine warfare helicopter of US $ 101 m

  • Iraqi BMP-3s on the Line - 31.07.2018

    The BMP-3s which are producing for for Iraq were seen at Kurganmashzavod, located at the JSC Military Industrial Complex in Kurgan, Russia. Sand-colored camouflage-painted vehicles were seen during a Russian delegation's visit to Kurganmashzavod. In the statement made to the authorities, it is stated that the vehicles are producing for Iraq. It is also amo

  • Return of the Kuznetsov is Far - 31.07.2018

    Russia made a statement on the maintenance and modernization activities of Admiral Kuznetsov, the only aircraft carrier it has owned. Commenting on the ship, Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center commander Sergey Marichev stated that the engine, propulsion and electronic systems of the ship will go through a comprehensive modernization. Agrement of maintenance and modernization signed in April and

  • Portuguese Navy Growing - 31.07.2018

    Portugal is planning to supply new vessels. A statement was made at the name ceremony for Viana do Castelo (Oceanic Patrol Vessel / OPV) class NRP Sines (P363). Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa, who made the statement, announced that a multi-purpose logistical support vessel would be built for the Portuguese Navy. It is also mentioned that the new platforms wil

  • Hyper Competition - 31.07.2018

    Hyper competition rising. During the Cold War period, the West studied on hypersonic technologies for many years but could not find their hopes. After success works of Russia and China in this area US-based companies moved forward in this area. Hypersonic ammunition, which is very difficult to prevent because of the it's high speed has attracted attention from the US Army. Pe

  • Typhoons Intercepted at Black Sea - 31.07.2018

    NATO aircraft has intercepted a Russian Su-24. Two Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from the Royal Air Force deployed in Romania have intercepted Su-24 (NATO Code: Fencer), which is closing dangerously at the NATO Air in the Western Black Sea. The Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from the Royal Air Force are stationed at 135th Expeditionary Air Wing at Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base near Constanta, Roman

  • Air Force's First Turkish Hürkuş Counting Day - 31.07.2018

    Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TUSAS) design Hürkuş-B aircraft is counting days to be delivered to the Turkish Air Force. TUSAS production aircraft got its new Turkish Air Force colours before delivery. TUSAS shared first video of this Hürkuş at its official YouTube channel. New colours resemble the first red-white colour which was used on experimental flights. This aircraft&rsq

  • OTOKAR Exports $ 28.9 Million Worth 4X4 - 30.07.2018

    OTOKAR announced that it received an order for tactical wheeled armoured vehicles worth 28.9 million USD from an Asian country. The delivery of the vehicles is scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2019.


    OTOKAR received for different types of armoured vehicles: 4x4 tactical wheeled armoured vehicles; spare parts and training services are included. Deliveri

  • Made in India Tank Engines V-46-6 And V92S2 Are Handed Over To Indian Army - 30.07.2018

    Two types of indigenously built high-power multi-fuel engines V-46-6 and V92S2 were handed over to Indian Army for first time under Make in India.

    These engines are based on Russian design. V92S2, is high power diesel engine with 1000 HP capacity and it is fitted in T-90 Battle Tank (Bhisma Tank). V46-6 is also high-power diesel engines with 780 HP and it is fitted in T-72 Main Battle

  • NASAMS For India - 30.07.2018

    India is working on a missile shield around its capital Delhi to make it immune to military or 9/11 attacks from aircraft, missiles and drones, The Times of India wrote.

    Indian Defence Ministry has approved the purchase of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) worth around $1 billion from the US.

    NASAMS is a medium-range, network-centric air defe

  • Competition on Radar - 30.07.2018

    US Marine Corps (USMC) has announced a  tender. The mechanical APG-73 radars of F/A-18 C and D aircraft which are in the USMC inventory will be replaced by the Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) radars. Procurement tender is not expected and didn't released in the annual plans.

    Raytheon and Northrop Grumman responded to the Request for Proposal. Raytheon ma

  • New Surveillance Ship to Near East - 30.07.2018

    India's indigenius oceanic surveillance ship has started the harbor trials. After these tests which are continuing at Vishakhapatnam where is east of India, sea trials will begin at the end of 2018. Ship has also missile tracking capability. 

    The ship, which will be transferred to the National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) after the tests, has a displa

  • Details About the F-15X That Boeing is Pitching the U.S. Air Force - 30.07.2018

    The new F-15 combat aircraft that Boeing is pitching to the U.S. Air Force would host of new weapons, including anti-ship missiles, according to US based Defence One magazine.

    The Air Force and Boeing have been talking about how new F-15Xs would be cheaper to operate than the current fleet of F-15s.  The X variant would benefit from upgrades funded by countries who have bought F-

  • UK Considers Temporary Harpoon Solution - 30.07.2018

    The United Kingdom may go for a temporary solution to bridge the gap between the retirement of GWS60 Harpo on (UK designation for UGM-84B) and the planned introduction of a Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon according to the Jane’s.

    All 13 Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigates and three out of six Type 45 destroyers are fitted with the GWS 60/Harpoon Block 1C. The system is procured in t

  • India’s First AH-64E Apache and CH-47F Chinook Helicopters Make Maiden Flight - 29.07.2018

    On July 27, 2018, the head of Boeing India, Pratyush Kumar, reported that the first aircraft Apache AH-64E attack and CH-47F Chinook helicopters of the Indian Air Force made its maiden flight in Arizona, USA.

    In 2015, India ordered 22 Apache Guardian combat helicopters and 15 Chinook transport helicopters. The amount of the transaction was about $ 3 billion.

    The AH-64E attac

  • Bozok and SOM-J Passed Recent Tests Successfully - 29.07.2018

    Developed for the F-35 aircraft, the SOM-J and the Laser-guided Bozok munitions developed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles successfully passed the recent tests.

    Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank shared from his social media account that the first tests of Precision Guided Stand-Off Missile SOM-J and the Laser Guided Miniature smart bomb Bozok are successfully completed.

  • Second Air Warfare Destroyer Delivered - 28.07.2018

    The Royal Australian Navy has accepted its second Hobart Class air warfare destroyer, Brisbane, Australian Department of Defence announced. The ship is due to be commissioned later this year, with the third ship to follow in 2019.

    The first Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Hobart, was accepted and commissioned into service last year.

    The third ship, Sydney, was launched at Osborn

  • Patriot Missile Breaks Its Own Distance Record to Defeat Threat Target in Test - 28.07.2018

    In a U.S. Army-led test on July 26, at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missile broke its own distant record to take out an air-breathing target simulating a cruise missile or fixed-wing aircraft .

    Test demonstrated the Hit-to-Kill capability of the PAC-3 family of missiles, which defends against threats through

  • Israel Poised to make $11 Billion Aircraft Deal with Boeing - 28.07.2018

    Israel negotiates with Boeing to get $11 billion worth air platform package. The deal includes the purchase of new F-15 fighter jets for its air force as part of the largest defence deal in Israel's history according to Israeli Hayom daily.

    The deal with Boeing is likely to include three main components: A fleet of fighter jets, a fleet of transport helicopters and aerial refuelin

  • Airbus CEO denies seeking fighter-unit merger with BAE Systems - 27.07.2018

    Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders wanted on Thursday to clarify recent comments about fighter consolidation in Europe, saying he did not see a corporate merger of the combat jet activities of Airbus, BAE Systems or others any time soon.

    Enders, who was quoted earlier this week as raising the prospect of a merger, told reporters in an earnings conference call that he had been talking i

  • China to Test Fire Russian S-400 Systems For First Time Very Soon - 27.07.2018

    China plans to carry out the first-time test firing of Russia’s S-400 Triumf missile defence systems in the end of July or in early August, a military and diplomatic source told TASS.

    "It is planned that in late July-early August the unit of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, which underwent training in Russia, will carry out the firing against a simulated ballisti

  • US $ 195 Million Military Aid To Egypt - 27.07.2018

    US President Donald Trump has decided to release $ 195 million military aid to Egypt, which last year had decided to freeze because of concerns about human rights.

    "Recognizing the measures taken by Egypt over the past year, in response to the US's comparable concerns, and in the context of our efforts to further strengthen this partnership, the (American) government decided

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