Issue 60  
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AGENDA
  • 60 Years of Phantom - 27.05.2018

    F-4 Phantom II is celebrating its 60th birthday. The F-4 Phantom II, developed by McDonnel Douglas for the US Navy, has a distinct place in the hearts of both pilots and aviation enthusiasts. The F-4 Phantom II put it’s signature to the skies with it’s grandeur, iconic view and sound of engines and  put it’s signature to the history with the losses, achievements and victo

  • Aselsan Claw to MT-LB - 27.05.2018

    Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering introduces its new short-range air defense system. IGLA Missile Launch System integrated to Soviet production of MT-LB multipurpose tracked armored vehicle. System was exhibited at the 5th KADEX Fair held in Kazakhstan.

    With fully autonomous IGLA Missile Launch System developed by Aselsan MT-LB vehicles can attack to low-flying fixed or ro

  • New Kamikaze to Battlefield - 27.05.2018

    Slovakian Incoff Aerospace and Compel Industries introduce their newly developed lightweight loitering munition. The ammunition, called the Predator AX-1, was developed upon the request of the Slovak Defense Ministry.

    The Predator AX-1, made from carbon fiber material. It's foldable mid-wings mechanically opens after launching. Two electric motor driven system 

  • New BMP on the Way - 27.05.2018

    Ukraine-based Ukroboronprom introduced a new generation armored vehicle. Infantry fighting vehicle developed by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau was introduced under the name BMP-u.

    The design documentation and prototype production of the BMP-U, which is developed to replace aging BMP-1 and BMP-2 armored vehicles, is scheduled for completion in 2019.

    The BM

  • "Maneuver" Offer - 27.05.2018

    New short-range air defence system (SHORAD) recommendation came to the US. Italian company Leonardo and it's US subsidiary Leonardo DRS, have a new proposal. The two companies proposed the Maneuver Short Range Air Defense System for the US Army.

    The system, which integrated on the Stryker vehicle, can use the Hellfire and the Stinger missiles. Maneuver concept which

  • Aselsan Getting More In Ukraine - 27.05.2018

    Aselsan is starting a new project. As the third partner of the Ukrainian-based SpecTechnoExport and KB LUCH companies, Aselsan will participate in the antitank weapon system development project for light armored vehicles.

    Aselsan and LUCH are already working together on the launching system integration for the Skif missile. The new missile launch system hit the target at fiv

  • Commando Merlin Mk4 In Service - 27.05.2018

    The Royal Navy put into service the first Commando Merlin Mk4 helicopter.

    With the statement made by United Kingdom Defense Minister Guto Bebb, the entry of the helicopter into the Royal Navy service has become official. The Commando Merlin Mk4 has been specially developed for Royal Marine's airborne operations of Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

    The helicop

  • Su-57s are tested in Syria - 27.05.2018

    Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu stated that Su-57 aircraft were tested in Syria with new cutting edge cruise missiles.

    "Operational test launches of advanced operational-tactical cruise missiles have been conducted from the fifth generation [fighter jet] Su-57 in February this year in order to evaluate under battle conditions the stated specifications of the developed mili

  • Otokar Turn a Hand to Joint Production - 26.05.2018

    OTOKAR participated in KADEX 18 fair held in Kazakhstan with three vehicles. The intention agreement signed between Kazakhstan Engineering and Otokar envisages the production of armored vehicles in Kazakhstan through the maintenance, modernization, supply of vehicles on joint company of the Otokar vehicles in the army of Kazakhstan. "The document we signed was the first step taken for

  • Electromagnetic Gun Agreement - 25.05.2018

    Undersecretariat of Defense Industry (SSM) announced a new development with a press release today. SSM and Anadolu Yönlendirmiş Enerji Teknolojileri A.Ş. signed the "Electromagnetic Gun System Field Prototype Procurement Project Contract" signed by the Undersecretariat of Defense Industry. Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, OSTİM Chairman Orhan Aydın, OSTİM Savunma

  • Kazakhstan Ordered Su-30SM - 25.05.2018

    Kazakhstan has ordered a new batch of Su-30SM multirole fighters under a contract signed with Irkut Corporation on 24 May. The signing ceremony took place during the International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment - KADEX-2018 held in Astana. Although the number of the aircraft was not disclosed, the platforms will be added to the fleet of the same co

  • Legislative Barrier for F-35 - 25.05.2018

    The first legislative barrier for the F-35 sales to Turkey emerged. The US House of Representatives approved the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) which regulates the framework of the annual $716 billion defence policy. Following in this development, Defence Minister was requested in the draft version prepared by the House of Representatives to prepare a report on the state of

  • ATAK Export Deal Inked With Pakistan - 25.05.2018

    T-129 ATAK attack helicopter, developed and produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI), was exported to Pakistan.

    Ongoing talks with Pakistan on the ATAK helicopter resulted positively. It was announced in the defence, aviation and space industry section of Justice and Development Party's Elections Declaration of Presidential and General Elections that a co

  • Royal Navy Commissioned the Sea Ceptor System - 25.05.2018

    MBDA's Sea Ceptor Air Defence Weapon System has officially entered service of UK Royal Navy, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced on 24 May at the RUSI Sea Power Conference in London. The $1,13 billion system will be carried by the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates and new Type 26 frigates. HMS Argyll will be the first ship to deploy with this system.<

  • ROBOIK 2018 Begins - 24.05.2018

    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) will hold three different competitions in two areas this year under the "ROBOİK" roof, which promotes the design of unmanned and autonomous systems which increasingly gain importance in defence industry.

    The launch meeting of the competitions was held on May 22 in Ankara with the participation of 

  • First Ever Salvo Fire from Borei Class Sub - 24.05.2018

    Russia’s Project 955 Borei-class strategic nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky has successfully test-fired four Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles on 22 May. 

    According to the Russian Northern Fleet press service, the missiles were launched from a submerged position. It was the first salvo fire from this type of submarines. "The test confirmed combat rea

  • Modified F-35C Back at Eglin AFB After Seven Months - 24.05.2018

    The Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East has delivered the first modified US Navy F-35C Lightning II on 17 May.

    FRC East modified and delivered the aircraft seven months after it received the F-35C in November 2017. The US Navy aircraft underwent required structural modifications and other upgrades and returned to Eglin Air Force Base. 

  • Saab To Upgrade Gripen C/D Systems - 24.05.2018

    Swedish Saab will upgrade the Gripen C/D system under a contract worth $25,6 million. 

    The order mainly involves improvements to and modifications of existing capabilities in the so-called MS20 upgrade, which was introduced across the Swedish Air Force Gripen fleet in 2016. The ordered upgrades concern target acquisition, self-protection, communication and human-ma

  • Taiwan To Modernize Its Subs - 24.05.2018

    Taiwanese Navy will modernize the two Hai Lung-class submarines, a Ministry of National Defence official said. 

    Modified from the Dutch Zwaardvis-class, the Hai Lung-class subs have been in service for more than 30 years of their 35-year lifespan. The navy has planned numerous improvements, including equipping the pair with Mark 48 long-range heavy torpedoes from t

  • Kazakhstan Step by TAI - 24.05.2018

    Participating in Kazakhstan Defence Fair (KADEX 2018), Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) signed a cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan Aviation Industry (KAI). Within the framework of the agreement, information on ANKA and Hürküs platforms, developed by TAI, can be exchanged. According to the information obtained, while Kazakhstan prioritizes ANKA, talks on H&uum

  • BrahMos' Life Extended - 23.05.2018

    BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired on 21 May from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Odisha as part of service life extension programme. The life extension test firing of BrahMos was conducted from a Static Inclined Launcher. The missile system met its mission parameters perfectly, the Indian Ministry of Defence announced.

    With the succes

  • Korea To Increase Number of Unmanned Systems - 23.05.2018

    The Republic of Korea wants to incorporate unmanned combat systems into manned units starting by 2024.

    Defence Ministry sources said the military studied the effects of forming units mixed with personnel and unmanned weapons earlier this year and as the population declines, building units with both troops and unmanned systems is now being considered as a must.

  • $45M Munition Greenlight to Bahrain - 23.05.2018

    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of General Purpose (GP) and Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies for an estimated cost of $45 million. 

    Bahrain requested one thousand 500 MK-82 GP bomb bodies, 600 MK-83 GP bomb bodies, 600 MK-84 GP bomb bodies, and 500 BLU-109 Penetrator Warhead bomb bo

  • 'Adir' on Operational Strike - 23.05.2018

    Israel announced that they performed the F-35's first ever operational strike. 

    Israeli Air Force Commander, who spoke at the International Air Force Commander Convention's opening at Israel's Air Force Auditorium on 22 May, said the 'Adir' (F-35I) aircraft were already operational and flying combat missions and they had performed the first operational F-

  • Maiden Flight of First Turkish F-35 - 23.05.2018

    The first F-35 Lightning II produced for the Turkish Air Force made its maiden flight in the past days. Video of the flight has been shared from Undersecretariat of Defence Industry's official Twitter acoount. You can find the video of the Turkish F-35 below.

    The first F-35 Lightning II is scheduled to be delivered to Turkey in the second half of June.

  • End of P4 Era - 22.05.2018

    The French Army has selected the vehicle for the take place as part of an armored vehicle procurement program of Peugeot P4. The P4 will be replaced by the ACMAT Light Tactical Station Wagon (ALTV SW). Under the three-year delivery program, France will receive 3700 units of ALTV SW. The total amount of vehicles is 500 million Euros.

    ALTV SW is a military SUV which can c

  • Tejas Delayed Again - 22.05.2018

    A new delay is on the agenda of the Tejas Mk1A plane developed by indigenously by India. The new demands of the Indian Air Force have caused a delay of aircraft.

    Another explanation for the delay made by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is that Tejas Mk 1A is required to have more advanced glass cockpit, a smart cockpit system, multifunctional displays and IFF systems. In

  • Barys 6 Unveiled Before KADEX - 22.05.2018

    Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) introduce Barys 6 vehicle before the opening of the KADEX Fair on 23th May. The new vehicle is a winterised version of the South African Paramount Group's Mbombe 6, adapted to the harsh winter conditions. The Barys 6 was equipped with a 30 millimeter 2A42 30 cannon removed from the BTR-82A.

    The KPE company will also exhibit the remo

  • Resignation in MKEK - 22.05.2018

    The General Manager of the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) of Turkey, Ahmet Taşkın, has resigned. Taşkın was assigned to this post in October 2016.

  • STM Completed Production of LOX Tank for Future Sub - 22.05.2018

    A new milestone has been reached in the frame of ongoing activities under a contract signed between STM and Thyssenkrupp in 2009. 

    STM has successfully completed the production of one of the main elements of the air-independent propulsion system, LOX (Liquid Oxygen) Tank, of the third New Type Submarine TCG Muratreis submarine, one of six platforms currently under

  • ARMA, URAL and COBRA Goes to KADEX'18 - 22.05.2018

    Otokar, with products used in more than 30 countries across the world, will attend at the KADEX to take place on May 23-26, 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan. During the four-day exhibition Otokar will showcase its ARMA 8x8, COBRA II and URAL armored vehicles.

    General Manager Serdar Görgüç said "Apart from being the leading supplier of the Turkish Military and Security

  • Canada Indecisive in Search and Rescue - 22.05.2018

    Sikorsky plans to offer Canada its S-92 civilian helicopter for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s search and rescue operations. The service operates a fleet of 14 Leonardo Cormorants, a variant of the EH-101, for search and rescue and is now working on a project to modernize its search and rescue fleet. Canada is yet to decide whether to buy new aircraft or upgrade the Co

  • Raytheon to Upgrade USN's Infrared and Radar Systems - 22.05.2018

    Raytheon will upgrade the Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR), and the AN/APG-65, AN/APG-73 and AN/APG-79 radars of US Navy F/A-18 and E/A-18G aircraft. 

    The service announced its intention online on 9 May to grant the contract to Raytheon without a bidding competition.

    ATFLIR has a range of more than 40nm (74km) and can function at

  • TAI to Participate KADEX 2018 - 22.05.2018

    Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) will participate in the V. International Exhibition of Weapon Systems and Military Equipment (KADEX 2018) which will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan between May 23-26, 2018. Our company will showcase “ANKA” Multirole UAV System, “HÜRKUŞ” New Generation Basic Trainer, “T129 ATAK” Multirole Combat Helicopter, and &ldqu

  • TCG Trakya, On The Way - 22.05.2018

    As Turkey counts down for delivery of the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft, another development came into light of the Turkish Navy front. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, the service plans to supply a total of 32 short-takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft. Today, there are two aircraft models with this feature and one is to retire. For this reason, th

  • Continent Preferred Spike LR2 - 21.05.2018

    Australia chose the Spike LR2 missile for Army. Spike, who competed with the MBDA's MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) ATGM during the purchase process, was Australia's choice after Latvia. In this choice, compatibility with the Elbit production battle management system already used by Australia and the combination of the Boxer-Spike are said to be effective.

    Production of Ra

  • Eva Displayed - 21.05.2018

    Slovakia based Konstrukta Defense has introduced an 8x8 version of a 155-millimeter 52-caliber howitzer. The vehicle is also known as the export version of the 6x6 Truck Mounted Gun (TMG / Truck Mounted Top).

    The joint production of 8x8 TMGis redesigned version of, Konstrukta Defense and Czechoslovak Group (CSG) companies the 6x6 TMG system which introduced in 2015 The vehic

  • 100th Puma Rolled Out - 21.05.2018

    The 100th Puma infantry fighting vehicle rolled out of production line. Projekt System & Management GmbH, a joint venture of Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, rolled out 100th production line at Rheinmetall's Unterluess facility.

    Bundeswehr 342 ordered Puma. Empty steel chassis enters production line and left this line as an armored combat vehicle 26 d

  • Additional Bushmasters in the Far East - 21.05.2018

    Japan has received four additional Bushmaster MRAP vehicles. Thales Australia's vehicles have proven effective in Afghanistan and Iraq. Japan, which ordered the first four packs in April 2014, signaled that there might be additional Bushmaster supplies in January 2018.

    Developed in the mid-1990s, Bushmaster has a monocoque body. It can resist 7.62-millimeter ammunition and 9.

  • Golan-1000 in Field - 21.05.2018

    Syria's new multiple launch rocket system is unveiled. System was first seen during the attacks on the southern part of Damascus, consists of a three-barrel rocket launcher which is integrated on T-72 tank locally.

    It is reported that the system fires 500-millimeter rockets via a remote control, but there is no explanation as to how many pieces are produced with the range of

  • Sea Giraffe to the Philippines - 21.05.2018

    Philippines ordered Sea Giraffe AMB radar. Saab produced radar will be integrated into the BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16) frigates of the Philippines, along with 9LV radar control systems and screens to increase situational awareness. Radars will be delivered after the FMS (Foreign Military Sales) agreement between the US and the Philippines. Philipp

  • Export Achievement from Pakistan - 21.05.2018

    The companies of Pakistan Heavy Industries Taxila and Cavalier Group PVT LTD achieved an export success. The Interceptor wheeled armored vehicle, jointly developed by two companies, six Interceptor vehicles was ordered from Bahrain. Bahrain also has a additional 50 option.

    Developed from the Toyota Land Cruiser 79, the Interceptor has protection options at ballistic pro

  • Armenia Counting Days for "Tor" - 21.05.2018

    Armenia is preparing to take delivery of Tor-M2 systems in the coming months. A TV program broadcasted in Armenia indicated that the Armenian Army would soon receive Tor-M2 short-range air defense systems. It is reported that the total amount of the systems exceeds USD 100 million in agreement which is signed in December 2017, some of this procurement paid by the Armenian budget.

  • "Kitchens" Returning to Russia - 21.05.2018

    Russia, decided to return some of Kh-22 (NATO Code: AS-4 Kitchen), anti-ship missiles to active service which is reserved after retirement. According to a report published on Izvestia, 32 of the Kh-22 missiles that were put out of service and kept in storage after completing the service life will be modernized. Modernization process will cost $ 4.8 million.

    The Kh-22 missile, whi

  • New Fuel to Army - 21.05.2018

    UK Defence Procurement Minister Guto Bebb MP, announced a new type of fuel technology. The "FireDragon" fuel was developed for British soldiers to overcome warming and food heating needs.

    Fuel developed by Cardiff-based BCB International Ltd. which has been operating for 164 years. Fuel is made from solid bioethanol. FireDragon was developed to replace traditional hexamine f

  • Bretagne Returns Home - 21.05.2018

    French Navy's fifth FREMM class frigate FS Bretagne (D 655) has reached her homeport in Brest. Built at Lorient Shipyard, she will be put into active service after completing a four-month cruise to test her operational capabilities.

  • Stryker Showed Strength - 20.05.2018

    The United States Army exhibited Stryker with a new 30-millimeter turret. In an event organized at Fort Benning, the system showed its capabilities with live firing. The new weapon system was developed jointly with the US Army Arms Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) and CMI Defense.

    The new turret has a 30 millimeter XM813 gun as well as a situation-based fire c

  • AMV, Closer to Slovakia - 20.05.2018

    During the 7th IDEB International Defense and Security Fair in Bratislava, statement made on Slovakia's 8x8 vehicle procurement program. According to the statement, negotiations continues between Patria and Slovakia, and agreement will sign in the coming days. The vehicles are planned to be equipped with a 30-millimeter turret developed by DMD.

    In May 2017, the Slov

  • New Armored Morter Carrier Unveiled - 20.05.2018

    A new Type 05A armored mortar carrier was shown on a television program broadcast in China.

    The platform consists of a 20-ton class Type 04 armored combat vehicle and a 120-millimeter turreted mortar system. Direct or indirect shots can be made with the turret equipped with 120 millimeter mortar.

  • New Missile Operational in 2020 - 20.05.2018

    Russia has announced that the new intercontinental ballistic missile will be operational in 2020. In a meeting with leading companies of the Russian defense industry, it was announced that the Avangard hypersonic missile system, which carried by the RS-28 Sarmat ICBM, will be operational in 2019. It is stated that the system will be in active service in 2020.

    RS-28 Sarmat, is a liquid

  • ASELSAN Dortgoz at Ukraine Skif Tests - 20.05.2018

    The Kiev Design Bureau of Ukraine (LUCH) performed firing tests for the export version of the Skif anti-tank missile. According to company press release, the launch for a foreign client was held in May. LUCH has made some changes on Skif according to the customer's request. At the beginning of the requested changes are thermal imagers. This thermal imager was supplied by ASELSAN. ASELS

  • Aselsan Released New Video - 20.05.2018

    The video of ASELSAN products is shared on social media and television. Video aims to become more familiar with ASELSAN products.

  • KAI Sign to Chinook - 19.05.2018

    The Republic of Korea will modernize the CH-47D Chinook helicopters. KAI and Rockwell Collins will collaborate for modernization.

    MoU, which signed between Rockwell Collins and KAI, is aimed at technical cooperation on the design, modification and flight test phases of the modernization program. In the statement made by KAI, it is stated that the modernization agreement will be sig

  • New Cloud Solution - 19.05.2018

    BAE Systems and Dell EMC will work together for new cloud solution. The two companies will jointly develop a scalable, more robust, flexible and reliable system.

    BAE Systems will use Dell EMC’s VMware technology in its new solutions, which can be customized according to the needs of the attendees. This will support agency-level IT modernization solutions or forward-looking un

  • 268 New Apache on the Way - 19.05.2018

    Boeing started preparation worf for new Apache helicopters. It was announced that the preparations for the production of 268 new helicopters for the US and Saudi Arabia will begin. Within the scope of the studies, studies will be carried out on topics such as production schedule, delivery, provision of necessary subsystems.

    The procurement agreements of helicopters to be produced f

  • The Last Hobart Launched - 19.05.2018

    The Royal Australian Navy's latest ship was launched. With hhe ceremony held at the Osborne Naval Shipyard, a Hobart Class air defense destroyer HMAS Sydney (D42), launched. Fitting works of the ship will continue until 2019. Hobart Class destroyers, which are developed on Navantia's F100 design, are 140 meters long. Ships of the class can reach 28-knot speed and 5000 nautical miles ran

  • TAI Works On Indigenization - 18.05.2018

    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), who conducts a series of indigenous projects in the defence and aerospace industry, carried out a comprehensive indigenization work to reduce Turkey's dependence on foreign products and components. In this context, the company prepared a report on which products should be prioritized in terms of indigenization, that are being used in the companies in

  • Armoured Vehicle Boost to Russian Airborne Troops - 18.05.2018

    The Russian Airborne Troops have received the 4WD Tigr armored vehicles supplied under the state contract. New vehicles equipped with the Arbalet-DM remote control system are actively used in the troops during tactical and fire training. 

    Currently, another procurement contract is being processed to supply these vehicles in the troops by 2020, the Russian Ministry of Defence

  • Turkey Will Be The Largest Participant of KADEX 2018 - 18.05.2018

    The largest participation to the KADEX - International Arms Systems and Military Equipment Fair, which will be held in Kazakhstan's capital city Astana, will be the Turkish defence industry with 22 institutions and organizations exhibiting.

    The KADEX (International Arms and Military Equipment Fair), which will be held this year with the support of the Republic of Kazakhstan's

  • MQ-9 Block 5 Will Have Extended Range - 18.05.2018

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has been awarded a $206 million contract to retrofit 122 MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft, the US Department of Defence announced on 16 May. Work is expected to be complete by 20 June 2024. 

    General Atomics will retrofit the MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper drones with extended-range, beyond-line-of-sight, and Barrett asymmetri

  • Jaguar 6x6 Unveiled - 18.05.2018

    A prototype of France's Jaguar 6x6 armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) was unveiled at the Nexter facilities on 16 May. The vehicle was developed jointly by Nexter, Renault Trucks, and Thales under  France's Scorpion multi-role armoured vehicle programme. A total of 248 Jaguars are planned for acquisition by the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA). 

  • India To Buy 200 Ka-226T - 18.05.2018

    Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the supply of 200 Kamov Ka-226T ‘Hoodlum’ light multirole helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Army Aviation Corps (AAC). 

    “For the army, 40 will be in flyaway condition and the rest 95 will be co-produced with Russia in India,” explained an official, adding tha

  • The UK Re-considers F-35 Purchase - 18.05.2018

    The Telegraph said Theresa May was under pressure to row back on a multi-billion-pound deal to buy the new generation of US fighter jets in a row being likened to the Westland affair.The British Government is committed to buying 138 F-35 fighter aircraft from US manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has so far bought 48 aircraft at a cost of £9.1 billion but is

  • Altay Contract Is Close - 18.05.2018

    Turkish Undersecretary for Defence Industries, Prof. Ismail Demir, said as the negotiations continue with BMC, they were close to signing a contract regarding the serial production of Altay tank project during his speech at the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Defence Industry and Sector Council.

    Demir said that more than a thousand Kirpi as well as mor

  • Nurol Makina Exhibits Ejder Yalçın in Slovakia - 18.05.2018

    Ejder Yalçın, the 4x4 Armored Combat Vehicle, which promises the highest ballistic and mine protection in its class, will be showcased at IDEB International Defence Exhibition which will be held 16-18 May in Bratislava, Slovakia.

    In service of several armies in Africa, Middle East and Asia; Ejder Yalçın pursued export opportunities in Slovakia. FNSS and Nurol Makina

  • US Army Selects MRZR X for SMET Trials - 18.05.2018

    US Army selected Team Polaris's MRZR X multi-mode vehicle platform to be one of the robotic systems used by infantry brigade combat teams for the next year of trials as part of the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) program. The Team Polaris consists of Polaris Industries Inc., Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) and Neya Systems LLC.

    Optionally-m

  • Ecuador Inked Deal for STOL M28 - 17.05.2018

    PZL Mielec, a subsidiary of Sikorsky, has signed an agreement with the Ecuador Army for an M28 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft. The company plans to deliver the twin-engined, turboprop aircraft within this year. M28 is able to carry up to 2,300 kg of cargo and to operate in extreme environmental conditions without decreasing payload.

     

  • Japan Welcomed Its 2nd F-35 - 17.05.2018

    Japan has taken delivery of its second F-35A at Misawa air base on 15 May and Defence Minister Yoshinobu Onodera says five more are expected to arrive on May 26.

    The Japan Air Self-Defense Force deployed its first F-35A fighter at Misawa Air Base in January this year. Within the fiscal year 2018, three more aircraft will be delivered, bringing the number to 10

  • Russia Increases Number of Project 21980 Boats - 17.05.2018

    Russia held a keel laying ceremony at Vympel Shipyard on 15 May for its Navy's first of four new Project 21980 (Grachonok-class) anti-terror vessels. The vessels are being constructed under a 2017 contract. Vympel Shipyard aims to deliver all four boats in 2019 which are to serve in the Black Sea. After entering service, the vessels will bring the number o

  • French Carrier Refloated - 17.05.2018

    French Navy’s only aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle floated again on May 16 after spending over 14 months in the drydock as part of her €1,3-billion mid-life upgrade. The carrier entered the drydock on 8 February 2017. The vessel will undergo further modifications before starting sea trials in the fall. Charles de Gaulle is expected to return to the

  • LCS Tests New Missile Module with Hellfire - 17.05.2018

    The US Navy's Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) has conducted a live-firing exercise on 11 May launching Longbow Hellfire missiles as part of the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) developmental testing. USS Milwaukee fired four missiles successfully hitting fast inshore attack craft targets.

    This marks the completion of the first phase of the Surfac

  • The First CH-53K Handed Over to US Marines - 17.05.2018

    Sikorsky delivered the first CH-53 King Stallion helicopter to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) on 16 May. The aircraft is the first of an expected 200 helicopters for the Marine Corps' fleet, the company said.

    The CH-53K will replace USMC's aging CH-53E Super Stallion fleet which entered service with the USMC in 1981. Sikorsky said that 18 additional airc

  • Indonesia Received 'Apache' Helos - 17.05.2018

    The Indonesian Army (TNI) officially took delivery of eight Boeing AH-64E attack helicopters on May 16 at the Army Air Force Base at Ahmad Yani Airport in Semarang. Procurement of the eight helicopters is part of the Foreign Military Sales program to advance the country's defensive capabilities. 

  • Bell V-280 Flew For The First Time in Cruise Mode - 17.05.2018

    Bell’s V-280 tiltrotor flew for the first time in cruise mode on 11 May. The company says the vertical take-off and landing aircraft achieved a speed of 190 knots and that at a later date, within the next 90 days the company says, it will aim to increase this to 280 knots. 

    The new Bell V-280 Valor is a medium, tactical tiltrotor aircraft designed f

  • Second-hand C-130J to Bangladesh - 17.05.2018

    Bangladesh's purchase of two UK-surplus Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft has been confirmed by a support contract announced by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group on 10 May. 

    In accordance with a government-to-government agreement for the sale of former Royal Air Force C-130J aircraft, Marshall Aerospace and Defence signed a support contract with&

  • China's Z-19E Helo Completed Live-firing Tests - 17.05.2018

    Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced on May 16 that its Harbin Z-19E attack helicopter has completed its firing trials, local news reported. 

    It conducted multiple flight tests with the airborne weapons such as the gun, air-to-air missile, air-to-ground missile in live weapon firing, and rocket projectile in precision attack. During the tests, the helicopters&n

  • Lockheed to Support USN Weapons Training - 16.05.2018

    Lockheed Martin received a $23,1 million US Navy contract for follow-on production of Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTRs) to support the service's Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) weapons training. 

    The award exercises the initial option of the contract negotiated in 2017 and extends ELGTR production into late 2020. The ELGTR is compatible with F-16, F/

  • Otokar to Exhibit COBRA II at IDEB 2018 - 16.05.2018

    Otokar, with exports to more than 30 countries in five continents, will participate in the IDEB (International Defence Exhibition Bratislava) 2018 in Bratislava, Slovakia. In the exhibition, Otokar will promote COBRA II, with its high level of protection, spacious interior and superior mobility for potential users.

    Serdar Görgüç, General Manager of Otokar, said, &ldqu

  • The UK F-35s Set to Arrive Home in June - 16.05.2018

    UK Ministry of Defence announced on 16 May that the F-35 Lightning aircraft will start arriving at Royal Air Force Marham in Norfolk early next month. The aircraft are due to fly across the Atlantic Ocean from the US with several air-to-air refuelling serials. The RAF 617 Squadron pilots are currently training with the UK’s F-35 Lightning jets in America before th

  • India to Equip Tejas with Bvraam - 16.05.2018

    The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, indigenously developed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics, will soon be equipped with Meteor-class beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) systems to enhance its capabilities, local news agencies reported. The Indian Air Force has ordered missiles required for 83 Mark 1A Tejas fighter jets. 

    The request for proposal (RFP)

  • Russia, Egypt To Expand Cooperation - 16.05.2018

    Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 14 May that Russia and Egypt were to expand cooperation in the military sphere, although without giving any further details regarding the specifics.

    The Defence Minister of Egypt Colonel General Sedki Sobhy said, "We shall develop all that has been achieved, and we hope for greater achievements in all areas of military cooperatio

  • Bidders Emerged for Korea's MPA Buy - 16.05.2018

    Boeing, Saab and Airbus are expected to bid for the Republic of Korea's maritime patrol aircraft project.

    The Republic of Korean Defence Ministry and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) decided to adopt new surveillance aircraft that offer a longer flight duration and heavier weapons payload in February this year. To the approximately $1,80 billion acqu

  • Deal Inked for 7th Astute Class Sub - 16.05.2018

    The UK Ministry of Defence has signed a £1,5 billion contract with BAE Systems to build a seventh and final Astute Class submarine for the Royal Navy. The submarine will be called Agincourt and will become the sixth vessel in the Royal Navy to be named after the Battle of Agincourt of 1415. 

    The first three submarines in the Astute class, HMS Astute, HMS Ambu

  • New Zealand Certified The First Leased Aircraft - 16.05.2018

    The Royal New Zealand Air Force's (RNZAF's) first leased Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft has been certified for use, the Ministry of Defence announced on 10 May. New Zealand leased a total of four King Air 350s and the remaining aircraft will be delivered progressively into 2019. 

    The new aircraft will replace RNZAF's King Air 200 platforms.

  • New Export Contract to ASELSAN - 15.05.2018

    ASELSAN announced today on its official website that an undisclosed country in Southern Asia has awarded a contract for the company's SMASH Remote Controlled Stabilized Gun System. 

    SMASH is a remotely operated stabilized weapon station fitted with 30mm Mk44 Bushmaster-II Canon. SMASH configurations incorporate advanced features as remote operation, built-in el

  • India Deployed Nuclear-capable B05 Missiles on INS Arihant - 15.05.2018

    India has joined the countries that have fully operational submarine-launched strategic missile systems capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

    India has deployed the submarine-launched version of the indigenous B05 missiles at INS Arihant, India’s first nuclear-powered submarine. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) tested B05 mi

  • Poseidon Will Be Under Water by 2027 - 15.05.2018

    The Russian Navy will get the Poseidon nuclear-armed unmanned underwater vehicles as part of the current State Armament Program for 2018-2027, a source in the military-industrial complex told TASS.

    "The Poseidon system has been included in the State Armament Program until 2027 and is due to come operational within the Navy before the end of the program. It includes several high-s

  • Tu-22M3M To Make Its Maiden Flight in August - 15.05.2018

    Russia is to begin test flights of its new supersonic bomber in August.

    The upgraded supersonic long-range bomber Tu-22M3M will make its first flight in August, the CEO of the Tupolev design bureau, Alexander Konyukhov revealed. The new aircraft will be equipped with new weapons such as Kh-32 long-range cruise missile, modern digital avionics and a new information management syst

  • Keel Laid for DDG 118 - 15.05.2018

    ABD Donanması, yeni Arleigh Burke Sınıfı güdümlü füze destroyeri USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) için 14 Mayıs'ta General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Tersanesi'nde kızağa konma töreni düzenledi. DDG 118, Flight IIA konfigürasyonunda inşa edilecek ve entegre hava ve füze savunma kabiliyetine sahip Aegis Baseline 9 muharebe sistt

  • Derivatsiya-PVO SPAAG Will Begin State Trials in 2018 - 15.05.2018

    The Derivatsiya-PVO self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) will enter state trials later this year, a Russian defence industry source has told Jane’s. He added that a prototype of the newest 57 mm SPAAG developed by the Nizhny Novgorod-based Burevestnik institute, a subsidiary of Rostec’s Uralvagonzavod (UVZ), had already been manufactured and sent for prelimina

  • Elbit Completed Delivery Phase - 15.05.2018

    Elbit Systems announced on 13 May that the delivery phase of the Land 125 Phase 3C contract supplying XACTth65 thermal weapon sights to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has been completed. Since delivery commenced in September 2016, nearly 4 thousand 800 XACTth65 thermal sights have been supplied to the Australian Army. 

  • Algeria is the New Customer for TOS-1A - 15.05.2018

    Algeria has acquired 220 mm TOS-1A multiple rocket launchers from Russia. The country confirmed the purchase after a footage of an exercise on 12 May was released. The system consists of a launcher for 24 thermobaric or incendiary rockets mounted on a T-72 hull. The range of the system is 6 kilometres. 

  • Marado Has Been Launched - 15.05.2018

    The Republic of Korea Navy’s second Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship has been launched on 14 May at the shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. in Busan. With a length of 199 metres and a width of 31 metres, ROKS Marado is expected to be commissioned in 2020.

    Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) signed a contract with HHIC in 201

  • Resignation in Eurasia AirShow - 14.05.2018

    Eurasia Airshow CEO Ferhat Yenibertiz resigned after the fair in Antalya on 25-29 April. In his statement, he announced his departure as of May 11 and wished well for the second Eurasia Airshow to be held on 22-26 April 2020.

  • Terminator Anti-tank Missile Unveiled at SOFEX - 14.05.2018

    Jordanian Jadara Equipment and Defence Systems company unveiled its new Terminator anti-tank missile system during the SOFEX 2018 held in Amman from 8-10 May. 

    With a range of up to 2 thousand 500 metres, Terminator can carry both a 15,9 kg tandem high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead and a 15,4 kg high-explosive fragmentation (HE-FRAG) warhead. It can be mo

  • J-20 Conducts Over-the-sea Training - 14.05.2018

    China's J-20 stealth fighter jets have begun their first-ever combat training over the ocean, spokesman for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force Shen Jinke said on 9 May. 

    Shen said that since its commissioning the J-20 had taken part in air warfare training with J-16, J-10C and other fighter jets. 

     

  • Type 001A Headed Out for Sea Trials - 14.05.2018

    The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLA Navy) first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A Shandong (CV-17)began sea trials on 13 May.

    The carrier was headed out for trials from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) shipyard. The first set of sea trials is expected to test the reliability of the carrier&r

  • Buyam-M Class Corvette To Be Commissioned This Month - 11.05.2018

    The Russian Navy is set to commission sixth Buyan-M corvette Vyshny Volochyok by the end of this month, the Russian defense ministry announced on Tuesday.

    The Buyan-M class of corvettes are upgraded versions of Project 21630 (Buyan) vessels which are armed with long-range cruise missile system Kalibr-NK. The corvettes are built at the Zelenodolsk Shipyard under a contra

  • Nurol Makina Named its NMS "Yörük" - 11.05.2018

    Nurol Machinery, one of the Turkish armored vehicle manufacturers, named its 4x4 NMS as "Yörük" (Nomad). Yörük first participated in Efes 2018 military exercise. Nurol Makina Business Development Manager Hakan Arısüt said that the search for a name of the vehicle was a result of the ongoing quests and added: "Our new vehicle was named Yörük

  • Propulsion System Failure on USN's New Carrier - 11.05.2018

    The US Navy's $12,9 billion aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford suffered from a propulsion system failure while undergoing sea trials. The details regarding the breakdown have not been disclosed.

    The breakdown took place in January but was only disclosed four months later; after Bloomberg News gained access to a US Navy internal memo from Naval S

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