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  • 25 km Paw for Mi-28 - 22.03.2019

    Russia has announced that it will equip modernized Mi-28NM helicopters with new weapons.

    The new weapon called "Arcticle 205" was declared to be a 25 km range missile. The system, developed for the destroying of armoured vehicles and reinforced fortifications, is able to function in day and night conditions. The system, which is guided by the internal inertial navigatio

  • Additional Armour for Turkish Leopard 2A4s - 22.03.2019

    Developments in Leopard 2A4 tanks are on the agenda in order to increase the survivability of the platforms in the light of Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations experiences.

    Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar, Chief of General Staff Gen. Yaşar Güler, Land Forces Commander General Ümit Dündar, Commander of the Navy Admiral Adnan Özbal, Defence Industry

  • Kalashnikov Increased the Income - 22.03.2019

    Kalashnikov published the company statistics of the 2018. The increase in company revenues compared to the previous period is quite large.

    The company announced revenue of $ 2.7 million for 2017. Kalashnikov's revenues for 2018 increased by 280% to US $ 267 million. In the statement made by the company, the 200th series of AK family weapons, robots and unmanned systems and technol

  • First Brimstone 3 Firing - 22.03.2019

    MBDA has conducted the first firing of the Brimstone 3 missile at the Vidsel Trials range in Sweden last month.

    Whilst enduring extreme weather conditions with temperatures below -30°C, the missile was surface launched against a pick-up truck target.

    All trials objectives were fully achieved with the missile proving, through a telemetry unit, full closed loop guidance wi

  • After 43 Years of Service, The Sea King Gives Way to The NH-90 - 22.03.2019

    The Airbus NH-90s are now in complete charge of Belgian safety in the North Sea. This Thursday, March 21, 2019, after 43 years of service, the Sea King helicopters of 40 Squadron bowed out on their last operational flight. Not without a certain emotion of the crews as well as the many Belgians who came to attend the eve

    Very popular with the population since they were at the centre of

  • TEI Delivers First T700-GE-701D Engines for T70 - 22.03.2019

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that two T700-GE-701D engines produced under the license of GE at TUSAŞ Engine Industry (TEI) for Turkish Utility Helicopter Project under were delivered to Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ).

    The engines will be used at T70 General Purpose Helicopters. TEI will produce 236 units from this engine.

  • Sikorsky-Boeing's SB-1 Defiant Had its Maiden Flight - 22.03.2019

    The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Florida site.  The coaxial helicopter— which is part of the Army’s Joint Multi-Role technology demonstration program aimed at helping the service define requirements for a medium-lift Future Vertical Lift aircraft — took off at 7:47 a.m. and flew for more than 30

  • Aksungur Meets Sky - 21.03.2019

    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) indigenous UAV ANKA-AKSUNGUR made its maiden flight. Twin-engine UAV with high load capacity at medium altitude has flown for 4 hours 20 minutes. UAV is powered by TUSAŞ Engine Industries (TEI) development PD170 engine.

  • Anglo-French FC/ASW Missile Programme Successfully Passes its Key Review - 21.03.2019

    MBDA announced its “Key Review”, jointly conducted with Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the British and French armament procurement agencies.

    The conclusion of this Key Review makes it possible to select the missile concepts in order to meet the requirements expressed by both nations’ armed

  • Pak to Purchase Chinese Combat Drone “Rainbow” - 21.03.2019

    Pakistan Air Force (PAK) is expected to purchase Chinese long-range Rainbow CH-4 and CH5 drones. It will be the first time that the country is acquiring a long-range drone.

    US Defence İntelligence prepared a report about Pakistan’s acquisition plans. According to the report, Pakistan has decided to increase the number of drones in Kashmir to increase the surveillance on the

  • Brazil May Modernise PHM Atlantico - 20.03.2019

    The Brazilian Navy has started initial studies for the installation of new systems meant to improve its PHM Atlantico (A140) (formerly HMS Ocean) multipurpose helicopter carrier according to the Jane’s.

    Among the components being considered for replacement, installation, or modernisation are navigation and precision approach radar systems, a command-and-control system at the ope

  • “Ghost Fleet”  for US Navy - 20.03.2019

    The US Navy has set aside $400m to research and develop two of the proposed ‘Ghost Fleet’ large unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), in its Fiscal Year 2020 defence budget.

    The Navy wants to field a new breed of armed surface combatants for use alongside manned operations.

    US Navy currently deploys some small size USVs for some activities but this time it is looking

  • Hisar-A Hits at First Trial - 20.03.2019

    Presidency of Defence Industry announced from official twitter account that Low Altitude Air Defence System was tested. The statement reads, "Efforts towards fulfilling the country's needs of air defence systems through domestic- indigenous facilities in progress. HiSAR-A, launched vertically for the first time, achieved 1 00% success-rate against a high-speed target&nbs

  • Israel, Greece Constructing New Radar System on Crete - 20.03.2019

    Israel and Greece are building a new marine radar system in eastern Crete, according to a recent report in the Greek daily Kathimerini. The paper said the new surface radar will be able to track at long range, beyond the horizon, and both Israel and Greece will have access to its enhanced coverage. At the top is the Long Horizon radar, which will be built in eastern Crete and will provide the o

  • PAF Carried Out Road Runway Exercise - 19.03.2019

    Pakistan Air Force (PAF) carried out road runway exercise with a Mirage aircraft. Aircraft landed on one of the country’s motorways during road runway operations on Monday. The aircraft landed and took off from multiple locations. After landing, the fighter aircraft also took part in a refuelling and re-arming exercise. The exercise was conducted to demonstrate PAF’s capability of b

  • China Develops Anti-Stealth Radars - 19.03.2019

    Chinese Global Times Daily claims that Chinese arms companies work on multiple terahertz radiation radar systems to notice stealth aircraft.

    China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) team has developed successfully a prototype terahertz radiation radar and a second-generation prototype is already in development, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Sunday, citing a

  • Airbus Attends Australia’s Military Helicopter Tender With H145M - 19.03.2019

    Airbus confirmed that the company wants to bid Australia’s helicopter tender with military version on H145; H145M.

    Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson made clear that Airbus had recently responded to the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) request for information for a four-tonne class, rapidly deployable, multi-role helicopter for Australian Special Forces.

  • Meteor, Spear Missiles for British F35s - 19.03.2019

    British defence contractor BAE announced its involvement with Northrup Grumman on Monday to integrate several new series of missile into the F-35 Lightning fighter planes of Britain's Royal Air Force.

    According to the Company,  work has started to integrate two advanced missile systems with Britain's fleet of F-35 fighter planes.

    BAE has agreed with Lockheed Mar

  • Japan’s ASM-3 to Reach Standoff Range - 18.03.2019

    Japan has decided to increase the range of its air launched anti-ship missile the ASM-3. The Mach 3 capable missile will become standoff and reach 400km range.

    Standoff defence capability was specified in the new National Defence Program Guidelines adopted by the Cabinet last December.

    The Defence Ministry completed development of the supersonic air-to-ship ASM-3 missile in

  • Egypt Has Placed Order for Su-35s - 18.03.2019

    Russian Daily Kommersant reports that Egypt has placed an order for “more than a dozen” Russian Su-35 fighters at the end of last year. The budget is estimated about $ 2 billion. Aircraft are expected to be delivered by 2021.

  • F-15s to fill F-35 Capability Shortfall - 18.03.2019

    US will add extra F-15s to its Air Force inventory. According to a source speaking to Air Force Magazine “the Pentagon’s decision to add new F-15EXs to its budget request for the Air Force, was based on a lack of capability and capacity of the current fleet and the presumptive cheaper cost of the Eagles”, the military’s top uniformed officer told lawmakers on Thursday.

  • US Extends Nuclear Range - 16.03.2019

    The US Air Force (USAF) Nuclear Weapons Centre has awarded Boeing a USD250 million contract to integrate the Long Range Stand-Off (LRSO) cruise missile weapon system to replace AGM-86 ALCM (Air-Launched Cruise Missile). The LRSO is expected to be fielded in the B-52H large-payload multirole strategic bomber aircraft in the 2030 timeframe.

    Boeing will undertake aircraft and missile car

  • Hava Soj’s Aircraft Arrived - 15.03.2019

    Two Bombardier Global 6000 type aircraft, into which systems to be developed within the scope of the Remote Electronic Support/Electronic Attack Ability in Air Platform (HAVA SOJ) Project will be integrated, have been brought to Turkey, according to a statement by the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) Friday.

    The project has been initiated by the SSB to develop electronic warfare

  • India Begins AK203 Production - 15.03.2019

    Indian PM Narendra Modi opened a plant for production of 200-series Kalashnikov assault rifles, in Corva, Uttar Pradesh.

    The founders of the JV Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited for production of Kalashnikov assault rifles in India are India’s Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Russia’s Rosoboronexport and Kalashnikov Group parented by Rostec.

    The 200-series Kala

  • Qatar Received First AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopters - 15.03.2019

    Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) received first AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters ordered from the U.S.

    Qatar deputy PM who is Minister of State for Defence Affaires attended the ceremony of the first delivery of AH-64E Guardian helicopters to QWEAF.

    The deliveries of the helicopters will be completed by the end of May 2020.

    The new helicopters will allow the Q

  • Russia Warns Indonesia Against Ukraine - 15.03.2019

    Russia has warned Indonesia against placing repair orders of Russian-made military equipment from Ukraine.

    Russia has sent a letter to Indonesia about the placement in Ukraine of aircraft repair orders, including the engines of the AL-31F for the Su-27. The letter emphasized that the Russian side "will not be able to bear responsibility for the operation of such aircraft” a

  • USAF Wants to Continue Light Attack Experimenting - 14.03.2019


    Despite questions about its future, the Air Force’s light attack experiment is scheduled to continue as the service plans to procure about six turboprop aircraft in fiscal year 2020 while opening up the experiment to more platforms over the next few years.

    The US Air Force is requesting $35 million from the US Congress to continue its light attack experiment in

  • Indonesia Likely To Acquire Iver Huitfeldt Class Frigate - 14.03.2019

    Indonesia is considering to acquire a variant of Denmark’s -Iver Huitfeldt class frigate.  Indonesia runs frigate acquisition programme of USD720 million for two platforms.

    A defence industry co-operation agreement between Denmark's Odense Maritime Technology, and the Indonesian Navy's Naval Design Centre has been recently signed.

    The frigates are being ac

  • Australia Gets AIM-120C-7 - 14.03.2019

    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Australia of AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $240.5 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 12, 2019.



  • India Tests Multi Barrel Pinaka Guided Weapons System - 13.03.2019

    India test fired the Pinaka guided rocket system at Pokhran desert in the north-western state of Rajasthan.

    The rocket system was tested three times since Monday, twice on 11 March and once the following day at Pokhran desert, Rajasthan.

    Pinaka is a multi-barrel rocket system developed by the state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army

  • Italian F-35A to Participate At “ΗΝΙΟΧΟΣ/ UNIQUE 2019" Exercise - 13.03.2019

    The F-35A Lightning II fighter jets of the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) will participate in the UNIQUE 2019 air force drill, which will begin on 1 April 2019.

    Italy will send its all six F-35A fighters to join the drill and they will carry Luneburg radar reflectors during their transition to and from the Andravida Airbase as well as throughout their participation in the ex

  • Latvia Acquires Penguin C Long-Endurance UAVs - 13.03.2019

    UAV Factory, a developer of fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems (UAS), has announced it has signed an agreement with the Latvian Ministry of Defence to provide UAVs for the country’s National Armed Forces (LNAF). LNAF has selected UAV Factory to supply the with an undisclosed number of its latest Penguin C long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The UAVs will be equipped with advan

  • Zumwalt Departs on First Operational Underway - 12.03.2019

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed San Diego for its first operational underway.

    “Zumwalt is designed for stealth,” said Capt. Andrew Carlson, Zumwalt’s commanding officer. “This aids her role as a multi-mission surface combatant and improves the fleet commander’s options for delivery of naval combat power to meet the Navy’s em

  • AESA Radar for JF-17 Block 3 - 12.03.2019

    The development and production of the JF-17 Block 3 leads towards Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar is next step. Yang Wei, a Chinese legislator and chief designer of the China-Pakistan co-developed fighter jet, said, "all related work is being carried out," at a Thursday press conference featuring Chinese legislators and political advisers in aviation, China Aviation N

  • Japan Chose Norwegian JSM for F-35A - 12.03.2019

    Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) was selected by Japan to equip F-35 fighter jets with Joint Strike Missile JSM. The JSM development started in 2008 and was completed in mid-2018 after successful certification trials.

    The JSM missile is one of the two anti-ship missiles to be equipped with the US F-35 fighter, the other being the SOM-J Turkish rocket. The JSM

  • Germany Proposes European Aircraft Carrier - 12.03.2019

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has endorsed the idea of a joint European aircraft carrier.

    Leader of Christian Democratic Union in Germany, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, made the proposal in a weekend response to the French President’s proposals for European reform.

    Germany and France are already working together on a future European combat aircraft.


  • AFSOC Receives Block 30-Upgraded Ghostrider Gunship - 12.03.2019


    The US Air Force's Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has received the first upgraded Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider gunship.

    In a press release, it is stated that the Block 30 Ghostrider has better software and avionics technology than the previous Block 20 version. Including a new sensor, updated crew seats with additional safety features, and new technology

  • AARGM-ER support on F-35 - 11.03.2019

    Northrup Grumman won Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range/AARM-ER Missile award. The missile will be used on D / A-18E / F, EA-18G and F-35A / C aircraft. The company will sign $ 322.5 million for its Engineering and Production activities.

    Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Northridge, California, is awarded a $322,504,595 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to

  • Taiwan to Develop 5th-Gen Fighter Jets - 09.03.2019

    Taiwan is building its own next-generation fighter jets while seeking to acquire the latest fighters from the United States, Taiwanese Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

    Wu Pao-kun, director of the ministry's Department of Strategic Planning, told a press conference that the next-generation aircraft must possess stealth characteristics and be capable of short take-offs, without el

  • STM to Upgrade Pakistan’s Second Agosta 90B - 09.03.2019

    Turkish state-owned defence contractor Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM) announced from its official twitter account that it has won a contract for the mid-life upgrade of the second of three Agosta 90B-class (aka Khalid-class) diesel-electric attack submarines equipped with air-independent propulsion systems, currently in service with the Pakistan Navy. The twitter r

  • India Signs Over $3 Billion Deal with Russia for Nuclear Submarine - 09.03.2019

    India has for the third time signed an agreement to lease a Russian Akula-class nuclear-powered attack submarine according to Times of India. New nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), will be available by 2025, after a comprehensive refurbishment at a Russian shipyard. The agreement will be realised despite the threat of US financial sanctions looming over the earlier $5.4 billion contract in

  • Turkey and Russia Joint Drill at Blacksea - 08.03.2019

    The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s naval ships together with the vessels of the Turkish Naval Forces have conducted a passing exercise to improve interoperability in possible mine danger areas, Black Sea Fleet spokesman Capt. 2nd Rank Alexei Rulyov said on Friday. "During the drills, the patrol ship Vasily Bykov, the sea-going minesweeper Valentin Pikul of the Novorossiysk naval base held

  • Japan’s Ninja Helicopters Back on the Air - 08.03.2019

    Japan Ground Self-Defence Force’s (JGSDF) OH-1 Ninja light observation helicopter fleet resumed on March 1, 2019, after a gap of nearly four years.

    The helicopter fleet was grounded following a crash in February 2015. The crash was attributed to faulty engine parts, according to Scramble Magazine.

    The OH-1 is manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries for the JGSDF. The

  • Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie Makes Maiden Flight - 08.03.2019

    Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator completed its maiden flight on March 5 with a 76-minute-long flight over the United States Army's Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona.

    XQ-58A Valkyrie is a Joint project of Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems (KUAS) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). AFRL' intends to realise its Low Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology (LCAAT) program wi

  • German Embargo to Saudi Kingdom May Undermine European Defence Industry - 07.03.2019

    German reaction to Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi murder undermines European defence industry. German government that had issued embargo to Saudi Arabia until March 9th, has decided to extent it. The decision risks escalation of a growing dispute with France and the United Kingdom over sales of jointly produced weapons.

    Foreign Minister Heiko Maas made the announcement during a new

  • X-60A Completes Critical Design Review - 07.03.2019

    The X-60A, an air-dropped liquid rocket for hypersonic flight research, has completed its critical design review.

    The first flight is scheduled in about a year, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) says.

    AFRL, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division, in partnership with Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc., is developing the X-60A vehicle. It is

  • Next Gen Frigate for U.S. Navy - 07.03.2019

    The U.S. Navy has issued a draft request for proposals for a new guided missile frigate, being acquired through the FFG(X) competition in order to buy a total of 20 ships, and the draft solicitation outlines the construction schedule for the first 10 ships in the class.

    The lead ship would be delivered 72 months after a contract is awarded. The contract will include an option for an a

  • Marker Armed Testbed UGV from Russia - 07.03.2019

    Russian Foundation for Advanced Studies (FPI), Russia's equivalent to the US DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency) in conjunction with the Android Technology' has started a joint Project called the Marker UGV.

    The Marker UGV is designed to be a testbed for new technologies that will interact with special forces to test and mature emerging technologies and concepts

  • Japan Commissions Second Asahi-Class Guided-Missile Destroyer - 06.03.2019

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second Asahi-class guided-missile destroyer on 27 February in Nagasaki Prefecture.

    Shiranui , which is the first JMSDF ship to feature a periscope-detection radar, was launched in October 2017 and began sea trials in July 2018. The first vessel of the class, JS Asahi (pennant number 119), was commissioned in March 2018.

  • Chinese Navy Deploys New VTOL UAV - 06.03.2019

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy deployed a new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing drone on a guided missile destroyer in an exercise in the South China Sea in late February.

    An image released by Chinese media shows that a Sea Cavalry SD-40 VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) being deployed with the People’s Liberation’s Army Navy (PLAN). It

  • Pentagon Cuts Some of its F-35 Orders - 05.03.2019

    The Pentagon will request 78 F-35 jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp., six fewer than previously planned, in the budget expected to be sent to Congress next week, according to defence officials. The cutback from the 84 fighters projected a year ago for fiscal 2020 is a setback for Lockheed Martin. The Air Force still plans to buy all 48 jets in fiscal 2020 that it had originally sought. That me

  • THAAD Deployed to Israel For The First Time - 05.03.2019

    The US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system has been deployed over the past few days in Israel for the first time. As part of a joint drill in which more than 200 Israeli and American troops took part, the system has been deployed in the Nevatim Airbase in the south. The exercise builds readiness and interoperability in the region, demonstrates the U.S. capability to rapidly deplo

  • US Declares F-35C IOC - 04.03.2019

    The US Navy declared that its F-35C Joint Strike Fighter was operationally ready to deploy and conduct missions around the world. The F-35C Lightning II, the aircraft carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, has met all requirements and has achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC), the commander of Naval Air Forces and the deputy commandant of the Marine Corps for aviation announced Fe

  • Pentagon to Install HEL on Stryker - 04.03.2019


    The Pentagon intends to develop high-energy laser weapons on the chassis of the Stryker, Infantry Carrier Vehicle.

    The order comes from the Directorate of Space and Missile Defence with the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM). The Pentagon plans to study the possibilities of increasing the efficiency of its HEL (High Energy Laser) weapon by improving its contro

  • Washington To Investigate If Pakistan Used F-16 Against India - 04.03.2019

    The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad said on Mar. 3 that it is investigating if Pakistan had used the F-16 fighter to shoot down a Indian MiG-21, potentially in violation of U.S. agreements, as the stand-off between the nuclear-armed Asian neighbours appeared to be easing.

    “We are aware of these reports and are seeking more information,” a U.S. Embassy spokesperson said. “W

  • US Temporarily Suspends KC-46 Tanker Deliveries - 04.03.2019

    Boeing’s troubled KC-46 tanker deliveries to the U.S. Air Force have been suspended as the service investigates a series of problems with foreign object debris, its top acquisition official confirmed Friday.

    Will Roper, the service’s assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, told reporters that it will likely be “some time” before the servi

  • Rolls-Royce Pulls Off from Turkish Fighter Jet Project - 04.03.2019

    British engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc said it had scaled back efforts to join a Turkish program to build a new fighter jet with Turkey’s Kale Group.

    Rolls-Royce has abandoned its attempts to win the bid for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft after failing to find a compromise, the engine maker added.

    The Financial Times first reported the story and a Rolls-R

  • ASELSAN’s ZOKA to protect Indonesian Submarines - 01.03.2019

    ASELSAN will provide jammers and decoys for Indonesia's submarines to protect vessel by deception against hostile torpedoes.

    Turkish defence electronics company ASELSAN is supplying its ZOKA range of acoustic torpedo countermeasure jammers and decoys for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL's) submarines.

    The ZOKA line of e

  • "Helge Ingstad" to Be Towed at Hanøytangen - 01.03.2019

    The sunken Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad was partially raised on Wednesday, but will have to be towed to calmer waters to be fully raised and subsequently transferred to the Haakonsvern Naval Base in Bergen.

    Due to high waves at the collision site, the frigate "Helge Ingstad" and the barges will be towed to Hanøytangen, approximately 15 nautical miles southeast of t

  • Northrop Grumman Delivers 500th Centre Fuselage for the F-35 Lightning II - 01.03.2019

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed the 500th centre fuselage for the F-35 Lightning II – ahead of schedule.

    “We deliver an F-35 centre fuselage every 36 hours and I am very proud to say we have made all our deliveries since the inception of the program,” said Frank Carus, vice president and F-35 program manager, Northrop Grumman. “


  • XQ-58A to Make Maiden Flight Next Week - 01.03.2019

    The XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned “loyal wingman” by Kratos Defence and Security Solutions Inc will be making its first flight, an executive from the company said in Australia.

    Rival Boeing Co on Wednesday unveiled a model of a larger drone developed in Australia that is designed for the same mission: flying alongside crewed aircraft in combat.

    Jeff Herro, Kratos&rsqu

  • Pentagon Plans to Retire USS Harry S. Truman - 28.02.2019

    U.S. Navy intends to retire its nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the next decade. The ship was supposed to undergo a Refuelling & Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in 2024. The service plans to skip that in order to save money. The move could save more than $30 billion over 25 years to invest in high-tech weapons.

    The on-board nuclear reactor will then be

  • Russia Discuss Deliveries of Su-57 Fighter Jets to India - 28.02.2019

    While tension between India and Pakistan arises, Russia proposes Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets to India. Russia is ready to hold a dialogue with India on the deliveries of Su-57 to India, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy at the state hi-tech corporation Rostec Viktor Kladov told TASS.

    India displays interest in the Su-57 but the country needs to

  • Spain gets First Upgraded Tranche 1 Eurofighter - 26.02.2019

    Airbus delivered first upgraded Tranche 1 Eurofighter to Spanish Air Forces. The upgrade was carried out at Airbus facilities in Getafe and involved the introduction of hardware modifications which support the Operational Flight Program 02 (OFP-02) developed by the Armament and Experimental Logistics Centre (CLAEX).

    The upgrade developed by Airbus includes modifications that integrate

  • Serbia Received Four Mig-29 Aircraft from Belarus - 26.02.2019

    Serbia has received four more MiG-29 fighter jets from Belarus, bringing its fleet to a total of 14, Serbia’s Ministry of Defence Aleksandar Vulin said in a Monday, February 25 release.

    Speaking at ceremony, Vulin said, "We can freely say that we now have 14 MiG-29, which is a number that we could not dream of in 2012.”

    The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting nam

  • Asian Perspective on TF-X - 26.02.2019

    Abdurrahman Şeref Can, Presidency of Defence Industry, Head of Department Of Fixed-Wing Platforms Defence Industry stated that Turkey is interested in cooperation with other countries on Turkish Indigenous Fighter Aircraft Program (TF-X) Speaking at the METU Teknokent Defence Industry Cluster’s (TSSK), 6th Project Market, Can said, “TF-X Project should be a common program. We are di

  • Second AIM-120 Investigation Concluded - 25.02.2019


    The second investigation of the accidental AIM-120 AMRAAM launch at last August was also concluded. The second investigation reports are the same as the first.


    On 7 August 2018, an AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile was launched from Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet in Estonian airspace. First, the internal investigation of Spain was completed and the d

  • Heavyweight Torpedoes for Indian “Kalvari”s - 24.02.2019

    Indian Defence Ministry has approved the acquisition of more than 100 heavyweight torpedoes for six Kalvari -class submarines being built at Mazagon Dockyards in Mumbai.

    Immediate requirement of the Navy for heavyweight torpedoes will be met by the acquisition to be made through the foreign vendors while the long-term bulk requirement will be fulfilled through the “Made in India

  • Russia Prepares Su-57 for Le Bourget - 24.02.2019

    Russian aerospace industry is preparing to present at the Paris Air Show 2019 the 5th-generation Sukhoi Su-57 fighter.

    According to the announcement of the organizing team of the Paris Air Show as posted on Facebook on Saturday, February 23, the Russians will present their fighter to the audience between 17 and 23 June 2019.

    However, sources from the Russian defence industry

  • German Ban to Saudi Kingdom Hit UK - 24.02.2019

    Germany has said it would hold firm on its decision to halt weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, ignoring British requests.

    “The stance of the government is that we won’t deliver weapons to Saudi Arabia at the moment,” Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said after talks with his British counterpart about the decision taken in October over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashogg

  • Boeing to set up F-18 Factory in India - 23.02.2019

    Boeing promotes its F-18 factory in India. Speaking at the Aero India show, company officials said it would build a “factory of the future” in India to produce the Super Hornet to meet New Delhi’s request. India has two separate requirements for combat aircraft: 110 for the air force and 57 for the navy.

    For the opportunities with New Delhi, the company would pitch t

  • Lockheed Martin Offers F-16V as "F-21" to India - 23.02.2019

    Lockheed-Martin offers F-21 to India, but it is former F-16V Viper with F-22 like name.

    The F-21 is fitted with a Ground Collision Avoidance System (GCAS), a retractable flight refuelling boom, a "Sniper" targeting pod, and an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) AN/APG-83 radar provided by Northrop-Grumman, derived from the two radars that already equip the F-22 and t

  • KNT-76 is More Ergonomic - 22.02.2019

    An exhibition area was established in Kars in the scope of Winter 2019 Exercise. Exhibitors have had the opportunity to exhibit local products in this field.

    MKEK exhibited KNT-76 with its new stock in the exhibition stand. KNT-76 is a DMR version of MPT 76 and designed to share many sub-parts with the MPT-76 in order to reduce costs and provide logistical advantages. One of these com

  • Russia Prepares Higher and Heavier Jump for Paratroopers - 22.02.2019

    Russia prepares new special-purpose parachute systems with oxygen equipment for Airborne Force high-altitude jumps. Airborne Force Commander Andrei Serdyukov made public information about oxygen gear.

    "As part of the experimental design work that has been carried out, new special-purpose ‘wing-type’ parachutes with oxygen gear have been developed for landing from high

  • ESSM to New Corvette - 22.02.2019

    Finland has chosen the air defence missile for the new corvettes to be procured under the Squadron 2020 Program. The platforms to be named Pohjanmaa class will be equipped with ESSM.

    Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö announced the authorization of the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command for the procurement of missiles. The main element of the air defence system, whi

  • Turkey Plans Heavier Attack Helicopter - 22.02.2019

    Turkish Defence Industry Presidency (Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı /SSB) announced the launch of a new project for a “heavy attack” helicopter. A composite image of the rotorcraft, along with a video clip, were shared on social media.  Project has no specific name officially, therefore it is called “Ağır Taarruz Helikopter,” but it also said as ATAK 2.


  • H135 Order from Brazil - 22.02.2019

    Brazil has ordered the H135 helicopter. The helicopters that will be procured for the use of navy will serve in the 1st Utility Helicopter Fleet. Three units were ordered from the platforms that were reported to be involved in special forces, cargo, naval inspection, search and rescue and liaison operations. The company announced that the two platforms will be equipped with medical kits. In add

  • Ukrainia Presents "Neptun" and "Vilkha" at IDEX - 21.02.2019

    Ukranian Spetstechnoexport Company, part of the State Concern Ukroboronprom, presented for the first time the new models of the cruise anti-ship missile system "Neptun" and high-precision multiple rocket launching system "Vilkha" at the international Defence exhibition IDEX-2019 in the UAE. Neptun was first tested in 2018.

    The combat units for both systems were dev

  • Canada Submits Formal Bid to Buy Eurohawk - 21.02.2019

    Canada has submitted a formal bid to buy the Eurohawk from Germany, Reuters reports.

    It said earlier that Transport Canada wishes to purchase the aircraft in order to monitor oil spills and the Arctic Region.

    Canada has submitted a formal bid for the prototype aircraft, which was stripped of key equipment and demilitarized by the United States in 2017. The German Defence Min

  • Rafael Unveils "Rocks" - A Long Range Stand-Off Air-To-Surface Missile - 21.02.2019

    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has unveiled a new, advanced stand-off high-speed air-to-surface missile (ASM) at the Aero India Air Show in Bengaluru, India, this week. Dubbed simply "Rocks," the ASM can be armed with a penetration warhead or blast explosive warhead depending on whether targets are beneath the surface or above ground. The weight class of the warhead has not been disc

  • Wind Tunnel Suprise for TF-X - 20.02.2019

    Defence Industry President Prof. Ismail Demir made a statement from his twitter account about Turkish Fighter Aircraft TF-X. Demir said, "Certain systems of TF-X aircraft are currently going through wind tunnel testing. The aircraft is to roll-out in 2023." 

  • Naval Group and Damen in the Final in the Netherlands - 20.02.2019

    German TKMS and Spanish Navantia eliminated, Naval Group and Damen in the final in the Netherlands

    The Dutch government has decided to eliminate the offers of the German TKMS with the Type 212CD and the Spanish Navantia with the S80, for the replacement of its four class Walrus submarines, leaving the Saab-Damen and the French Naval Group in the final.

    According to the Dutch

  • Type 218SG Launched - 20.02.2019

    The first submarine of Singapore has ordered and which has been developed in line with the needs of this country has been launched. Singapore Minister of Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen attended the ceremony at the ThyssenKrupp Shipyard's facilities in Kiel.

    Defence Minister's wife, the Chief of the German Navy and the Singapore Navy Commander participated in the ceremony, Type 218SG&rs

  • New Air Defense System to the Navy - 19.02.2019

    MBDA introduces a new ship-based air defence system in NAVDEX. The platform called SPIMM (Self Protection Integrated Mistral Module) was developed on SIMBAD-RC.

    SIMBAD-RC is a ship-mounted turret system, has two ready-to-launch missiles. Thanks to the 360-degree infrared panoramic imager, SPIMM can detect air and surface targets. The remote commanded SPIMM is controlled by two operato

  • Russia to Renew Damaged S-400 Missiles - 19.02.2019

    Russia will supply to China a replacement for the S-400 air defence system missiles instead of those damaged during a storm in the English Channel a year ago, "The contract had been signed a long time ago. The shipment would’ve been carried by now, but regrettably the ship that was carrying the missiles was hit by a storm. We were forced to eliminate all those missiles to make new on

  • First Mission for The Leonardo M-40 Drone - 19.02.2019

    Italian manufacturer Leonardo announced that its M-40 drone had completed its first operational mission during an exercise in the Italian Navy.

    Leonardo announced that his target drone, the M-40, had been implemented during an exercise of the Italian Navy. The M-40 has been used to simulate air strikes and to train Italian forces to face a variety of threats. During this exercise, the

  • New UGV from MBDA - 19.02.2019

    MBDA and Milrem Robotics exhibited their new UGV systems at IDEX 2019. MBDA, has announced feasibility works for system has started eight months ago.

    The system is a combination of the THeMIS UGV system by Milrem Robotics and the MBDA production IMPACT (Integrated MMP Precision Attack Combat Turret) s equipped with a machine gun for self-defence. The system with low heat and acoustic

  • China Develops Armed USV - 19.02.2019


    China invests significantly to support its fleet in large areas and is developing a new unmanned surface vessel (USV).


    USV, called JARI USV, is 15 meters long and weighs 20 tons. The platform developed for anti-submarine warfare, surface and anti-air warfare will have equipment such as electro-optical sensors, phased-array radar, dipping sonar, a smal

  • KUB-BLA from Kalashnikov - 19.02.2019


    Kalashnikov, operating under Rostec, introduced its new system at IDEX-2019. The platform with a attack UAV was named KUB-BLA.

    Developed for the destroying of long-distance targets, the KUB-BLA can move to its target at a top speed of 130 km / h for half an hour. The vehicle supported by the precision guidance system can attack its target without being affected by the

  • Fuses Exhibited - 18.02.2019

    At IDEX-2019 in Abu Dhabi, Russia exhibited the fuses used in multi-barreled rocket launchers. Such systems produced in Russia in the past were not exhibited in any activity.

    The electrical fuses developed by Techmash Group, a subsidiary of Russia-based Rostec, are being exhibited for the first time at IDEX-2019. The company produces various solutions according to differ

  • Mbombe 4 at IDEX - 18.02.2019

    South Africa-based Paramount Group,introduced a new vehicle during IDEX-2019'da. The platform, called Mbombe 4, has been designed in order to be able to be produced in domestic countries by customer.
    As a new member of the successful Mbombe family, the Mbombe 4 has the flexibility needed for asymmetric warfare and anti-terror and peacekeeping operations in parallel with

  • Carrier Capable Unmanned Wingman - 18.02.2019

    The United Kingdom has announced that a new study has been launched under the Tempest project. In this direction, an unmanned wingman will be developed for Tempest. The new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is expected to be the loyal supporter of the platform, is planned to be the aircraft carrier capable.


    The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence said the Tempest wa

  • Australian F/A-18s delivered to Canada - 18.02.2019

    The first two Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 AB Hornet aircraft to be sold to the Royal Canadian Air Force have been delivered to Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake in Alberta, Canada, following their participation in Exercise Red Flag 2019.

    Under a deal between the Australian and Canadian Governments, the two Hornets are the first of up to 25 aircraft that will be sold to Canada along

  • STM Signs Agreement with IGG - 18.02.2019

    STM has announced from its official twitter account an agreement with UAE’s Defence Company IGG. The statement reads, “We signed a Cooperation Agreement with International Golden Group (IGG) at IDEX-2019 to set up new collaborations within the Gulf Region. “

    Established in 2002 with headquarters in Abu Dhabi, International Golden Group (IGG) PJSC specialises in provi

  • Additional Consultations for S-400 - 18.02.2019

    Russia's S-400 procurement process is experiencing new developments. Alexander Mikheyev, CEO of Rosoboronexport, a military export company of the Russian State, made a statement on the subject.

    Speaking at the IDEX 2019 international defence fair in Abu Dhabi, Mikheyev made statements the Saudi Arabia's S-400 procurement process. According to the program, the parties agreed wi

  • Threat Evaluation for New Aircraft - 18.02.2019

    The new DDPS of Switzerland, Viola Amherd, announced that he intends to continue the new plan of the aircraft procurement program and the long-range air defence procurement program. In this context, news fromthe program called Air2030. The new minister demanded a comprehensive review of the program before the final bids were received. In the process, a new threat evaluation studies will be made

  • China Displays Laser System at IDEX - 18.02.2019


    China presents its Poly Defence’s Silent Hunter truck-mounted laser weapons system at IDEX 2019. According to Poly Defence representative’s, the Silent Hunter is capable of targeting small unmanned aerial systems, and other airborne threats. According to written statements, the laser has a maximum range of 4 kilometres at 30kW, and a minimum range of 200 meters at 1

  • Fastest Cruise Missile BrahMos at IDEX - 17.02.2019

    One of fastest cruise missile Indian and Russian missile BrahMos, is displayed at IDEX 2019.  BrahMos was first launched in 2001 and can be installed on ships, submarines and on aircraft. In November 2017, a BrahMos flight test on an Indian SU-30 MKI employed the missile against a ship target. The current range of the missile is nearly 300 kilometres, the representative said. It is claimed

  • New Mobile Mortar from STC Delta - 17.02.2019

    Georgian State owned company Delta State Military Scientific-Technical Centre unveiled a new mobile mortar system at the IDEX 2019 defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

    The new weapon system is a Didgori Meomari armoured vehicle equipped with an integrated hydro-pneumatic mechanism for 120mm mortar.  The mortar is mounted on an open turntable at the rear of the vehicle, in fire positi

  • More Gustav - 15.02.2019


    Sweden-based Saab company announced new Carl-Gustaf M4 procurement agreement. Order came from an old user.

    The USA, which has long been in the inventory of 84 mm Carl Gustaf Systems, signed an additional procurement agreement with Saab. The cost of the agreement, which has a validity of three years, was announced as US $ 9 million. In the latest model of the modernize

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