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  • Additive Manufacturing Technology and Safety Risk October 4 2019
    Additive Manufacturing Technology has radically changed the way of production that has existed since the Industrial Revolution, creating space for security risks that did not exist before. This technology-enabled uncontrolled production of defence products. In 2013, US President Barack Obama said ”it has the potential to revolutionize the way we produce almost everything” about the Additive Manufacturing method, which is regarded as one of the most remarkable development...
  • Cooperation Between Turkey and Uzbekistan August 12 2019
    Turkish defence company Nurol Makina has delivered 24 Ejder Yalçın armoured vehicles to Army of Uzbekistan. In October 2017, Nurol Makina had signed a deal for joint production of 1,000 Ejder Yalçın 4×4 wheeled tactical armoured vehicles with an Uzbekistan’s UzAuto Company. The vehicle was unveiled at IDEF, a Turkish defence exhibition in May 2013. Under the deal, 1,000 4×4 tactical armoured vehicles will be co-produced in Uzbekistan. The deal also includes the...
  • Nuclear Breaker to Arctic Regions
    Nuclear Breaker to Arctic Regions August 11 2019
    FSUE ATOMFLOT continues to procure nuclear-powered icebreakers. Russia's Baltic Shipyard (Baltiysky Zavod) announced they have inked a 1.5 Billion USD contract with FSUE ATOMFLOT for the construction of the fourth and fifth Project 22220 class nuclear-powered icebreakers.  Delivery of both vessels is planned for 2024 and 2026 . The first ship of the class; Arktika was laid down at the Baltic Shipyard in November 2013. The second one; Siberia was laid down in May 2015. T...
  • TITUS: New Armored Vehicle Solution to the Army
    TITUS: New Armored Vehicle Solution to the Army June 27 2019
    Czech Ministry of Defence signed a contract for the supply of 62 wheeled TITUS 6x6 armoured vehicles. The value of the contract is €237 million and deliveries will take place in 2022-23. The contract covers 42 wheeled armoured vehicles in command post version, and 20 others in the artillery coordination of fire support (MKPP), and includes logistic support and training.  TITUS will replace obsolete equipment and will equip units from the 4th Brigade Task Force. Armoured ve...
  • Croatia Turns to Sweden, U.S. for Fighter Purchase
    Croatia Turns to Sweden, U.S. for Fighter Purchase May 24 2019
      After failing to secure second-hand F-16s from Israel, Croatia has approached Sweden and United States to buy new fighters, Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic said. Zagreb was close to striking a deal on buying a squadron of used and refitted F-16 fighter jets from Israel, but eventually Israel informed Croatia it could not sell the planes as it could not secure an approval from the United States. Israel’s F-16s are equipped with advanced systems that US allows...
  • New Delhi Approves Navy Ka-31 Buy
    New Delhi Approves Navy Ka-31 Buy May 11 2019
    The Defence Acquisition Council on Friday cleared the purchase of 10 Russian-made Kamov Ka-31 31 Helix airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) helicopters for the Indian Navy (IN). ANI news agency reported the proposed acquisition would cost approximately Rs 3,600 crore (US$518 million).. The procurement of 10 Ka-31 AEW&C helicopters, used as airborne pickets by the IN, will allow them to improve their situational awareness at sea, and follow-on orders after India ordered...
  • The Dardanelles from the Viewpoint of Those Who Could not Pass March 16 2019
    Michael Forrest’s 2013 book named “The Defence of the Dardanelles: From Bombards to Battleships” was translated into Turkish by İsmail Hakkı Yılmaz in 2017 as “Çanakkale Boğaz Savunması – Şahi Toplardan Savaş Gemilerine.” A veteran of the aviation industry living in Emsworth, Hampshire, Michael Forrest is an expert on 19th and 20th century fortifications. The original book in English is 272 pages long, while its Turkish translatio...
  • Canada Submits Formal Bid to Buy Eurohawk
    Canada Submits Formal Bid to Buy Eurohawk February 21 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 Ministry is evaluating the request from Canada to buy a high-altitude surveillance drone that has been ...
  • Korea to Deliver new LSV to Norway
    Korea to Deliver new LSV to Norway February 9 2019
    Korean giant shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), partnered by BMT Defence Services, was awarded a NOK1.32 billion (USD153.2 million) contract in June 2013 by Norway's Defence Logistics Organisation for the design and build of the LSV under Project 2513. Norway awaits arrival of new ship from Republic of Korea.  Maud departed DSME's Okpo yard on 3 February to begin the first part of its delivery voyage across the Pacific to San Diego. After transiti...
  • Rafale F3-R Takes the Skies
    Rafale F3-R Takes the Skies December 24 2018
    The French Air Force announced the first flight of the most advanced variant of the Rafale platform. The flight took place at the 118th Air Base in Mont-de-Marsan on 10 December 2018. The work for the platform, called Rafale F3-R, which is the most advanced member of the family, was launched in 2013. Unlike its predecessors, there are advanced equipment such as Meteor long range air-air missile, Laser Guided version of Modular Air-to-Ground Weapon System compatible Talios targeting ...
  • Navy Spent $1.5 Billion into Submarine That Don’t Dive
    Navy Spent $1.5 Billion into Submarine That Don’t Dive November 24 2018
    In a new report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calculates that the U.S. Navy has spent $1.5 billion over the past decade supporting submarines that it could not deploy.  According to GAO, the Navy has been unable to begin or complete the vast majority of its attack submarine maintenance periods on time.  GAO report examples Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine the USS Boise (SSN 764) , that was scheduled to enter a shipyard for an extensive period of repair...
  • American Ship to Ukraine
    American Ship to Ukraine November 21 2018
    The US has made a new offer to the Ukrainian Navy. The content of the proposal was stated as guided missile frigates.   Ukrainian Navy Commander Admiral Ihor Vorochenko confirmed that Ukraine received a new offer from the United States. The content of the offer was reported to be two of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigates that the US Navy phased out between 2013 and 2015. Ukraine is examining the status of the vessels and the final decision will be m...
  • Indian Missile to Russian Ship
    Indian Missile to Russian Ship October 4 2018
    Russia and India, is close to sign an agreement on procurement of Project 11356 frigates. Delhi plans to equip ships with BrahMos, is aiming to sign a deal on the purchase this week. Technical details and negotiations were completed in 2017, and a total of four ships to be procured. The cost of the program is expected to be about 2 Billion US Dollars. Negotiations on the two ships from procured from Russia in ready condition, remaining two platforms will build in India at the Goa Shipyard was...
  • Chinese Aircraft Aims Taiwan
    Chinese Aircraft Aims Taiwan August 7 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 plane was introduced for the first time around 2012-2013, but officially seen during mili...
  • New Missiles Accepted
    New Missiles Accepted August 1 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 warhead that is also effective to ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour). has a warhead that can be ...
  • US $ 195 Million Military Aid To Egypt
    US $ 195 Million Military Aid To Egypt July 27 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 to allow Egypt to make use of the $ 195 million "remaining from the October 2016-September 2017...
  • Last Dutch Boxer Produced
    Last Dutch Boxer Produced July 25 2018
    The last Boxer produced for the Netherlands put out from production line. Vehicles manufactured in Rheinmetall MAN Military's Netherlands production line and these vehicles were ordered in 2013. It was announced that it was the last Boxer which is coming out of the production line is cargo variant. The first Boxer produced on this line was the driver training vehicle and entered service in 2014. Boxer vehicles, made of hardened steel and providing high protection ...
  • New Missile of Iran
    New Missile of Iran July 25 2018
    Iran has announced that the new missile will put into serial production. The Fakour missile was developed for use on F-14 Tomcat aircraft. Among the information that was announced for the first time in 2013 in the name of Fakour-90 and it is stated that the system which is 150 km range is 5 Mach. The missile is equipped with a guidance system that allows the target to follow and hit independently of the radar of the aircraft.
  • Akar appointed Defence Minister
    Akar appointed Defence Minister July 9 2018
      President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced Commander of Turkish Armed Forces General Hulusi Akar as first Defence Minister at new political system.   General Hulusi AKAR, the 29th Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces, was commissioned as an infantry officer after graduating from the Military Academy in 1972.   Upon completing the Infantry Officer Basic Course in 1973, General AKAR served at different levels between 1973 and 198...
  • New F-35 delivery from TAI
    New F-35 delivery from TAI July 2 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) plans delivering 30th F-35 Lightening II Central Fuselage to United States. TAI will produce 400 Central Fuselage in Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme. TAI produced first central fuselage in 2013. US company Northrop Grumman is alternative producer.
  • Aselsan to Protect Submarines
    Aselsan to Protect Submarines June 22 2018
    Factory acceptance tests of the prototype of the launcher developed under the Acoustic Deceptive System Project for Submarines have been completed. Within the scope of the DAKA Project in 2013, ASELSAN has developed the decoy systems for Preveze and Gür Class submarines, which will be integrated to.  The integration of the Decision Support System, which is delivered within the scope of the DAKA Project, and the integration of the Launcher System into the platforms is aimed...
  • Sweden to acquire  Patriot air defence missile systems
    Sweden to acquire  Patriot air defence missile systems June 1 2018
    Sweden is about to sign a deal in the next few weeks to purchase US  Patriot air defence missile system from the  Raytheon. The contract could reach an amount of $1.13 billion and is the biggest military purchase since 2013 from the Swedish armed forces. According to Joakim Lewin, head of the Army Design Office at the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration ( Försvarets Materielverk /FMV), Sweden is done negotiating with the U.S. about Patriot and will now ask th...
  • Electromagnetic Gun Agreement
    Electromagnetic Gun Agreement May 25 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 ve Havacılık Kümelenmesi (OSSA) officials and sector representatives attended. Undersecretary D...
  • Sea Giraffe to the Philippines
    Sea Giraffe to the Philippines May 21 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. Philippines has supplied two ships from the United States in 2011 and 2013. Sea Giraffe...
  • India Deployed Nuclear-capable B05 Missiles on INS Arihant
    India Deployed Nuclear-capable B05 Missiles on INS Arihant May 15 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 missiles from a submarine after successful trials in 2013. The missiles are claimed to have ...
  • Deputy Undersecretary Assigned as Chairman of Board of ROKETSAN
    Deputy Undersecretary Assigned as Chairman of Board of ROKETSAN May 9 2018
    Turkey's Deputy Undersecretary for Defence Industries Prof.Dr. Dr. Faruk Yigit became the chairman of a ROKETSAN's Board of Directors with the decision taken at the Ordinary General Assembly meeting held on 7 May.  Professor Dr. Faruk Yiğit graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1984. Yiğit graduated from Yildiz Technical University in 1987 with a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1988, he complete...
  • Fifth LMV Delivered to Singapore
    Fifth LMV Delivered to Singapore April 30 2018
    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has taken delivery of its fifth Independence-class Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), RSS Indomitable,  on 27 April. The vessel was ordered under a 2013 contract signed with ST Marine covering a total of eight ships. RSS Indomitable was launched in September 2016. The first three of the Independence-class ships, RSS Independence (15), RSS Sovereignty (16) and RSS Unity (1...
  • Singapore Launched Sixth LMV
    Singapore Launched Sixth LMV March 27 2018
    Singapore has launched its sixth Independence-class Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), the future RSS Fortitude, on 24 March at ST Marine’s facilities in Benoi. The vessel is a part of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) order for eight LMVs, the contract of which was signed between ST Marine and the Singapore Ministry of Defence in 2013. The first vessel of the class, RSS Independence, was commissioned in 2017. So far, three LMVs were commissioned w...
  • Korea Ordered Additional Taurus Missiles
    Korea Ordered Additional Taurus Missiles March 14 2018
    The Republic of Korea has inked a contract to purchase 90 more Taurus long-range air-to-ground missiles in addition to the 170 missiles ordered under a 2013 contract. "The contract was signed in late February," Kang Hwan-seok, spokesman for the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), however, had not issued a news release on the contract.  Produced by German-Swedish defence producer Taurus Systems GmbH, the missile has a range of 500 kilometres.
  • T-50 Delivery to Iraq
    T-50 Delivery to Iraq March 9 2018
    Iraq received a batch of two T-50 aircraft from the Republic of Korea on Wednesday as part of an agreement signed by Baghdad and Seoul in 2013. The $1,1 billion agreement covers 24 T-50 Golden Eagle fighter jets.  Iraqi Defense Ministry announced that the two-jet batch arrived at Martyr Mohammed Alaa airbase in Baghdad. The Ministry added that  “a team of Iraqi pilots received training in South Korea and they are ready now to operate the T-50...
  • Singapore Deploys MBDA’s Aster 30
    Singapore Deploys MBDA’s Aster 30 March 9 2018
    Singapore announced that MBDA's Aster 30 air defence system has been operationally deployed. Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen confirmed the delivery of the system, which was ordered in 2013, in a speech to Parliament’s defence committee on 2 March. The Aster 30 will replace the aged I-Hawk, which has a 40-km range. MBDA's system has the capability to intercept targets at altitudes from 50 m to 20 km in a range of up to 70 kilometres. This ...
  • Prof. Dr. Faruk Yiğit Assigned to Deputy Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries Post
    Prof. Dr. Faruk Yiğit Assigned to Deputy Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries Post February 3 2018
    The appointment decision to the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) has been published in the Official Gazette dated 3 February 2018. According to the new decision, Prof. Dr. Prof. Faruk Yiğit was appointed as the Deputy Undersecretary for Defence Industries. Dr. Faruk Yiğit graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1984. Yiğit graduated from Yıldız Technical University in 1987 with a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1988,...
  • New Submarines Launched
    New Submarines Launched January 16 2018
    The Singapore Ministry of Defense has announced two additional Type 218SG air independent submarines have laid down. The steel cutting ceremony of the new submarines held 12th January. The contract for additional submarine construction was signed in May 2017. It is stated that the first two submarines ordered in 2013 and they will be delivered in 2021 and 2022, and the construction processes of the platforms continuing at different levels. Additional submarines will be delivered in ...
  • Two new signatures from India
    Two new signatures from India January 8 2018

    Indian Ministry of Defence has approved the procurement of P-8I Training Solution and Low-Intensity Conflict Electronic Warfare System (LICEWS).

    According to the MoD statement, the first P-8I aircraft was inducted in Indian Navy in 2013 and as of date, eight aircraft, based at INS Rajali Naval Air Station, have been fully integrated into Indian Naval operations. In 2016, the MoD placed a follow-on order for four additional P-8I, the delivery of which will begin in 2020. The P...
  • F-35 Weapons Delivery Accuracy Tests Wrapped Up
    F-35 Weapons Delivery Accuracy Tests Wrapped Up December 20 2017
    F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) completed a major test milestone, Weapons Delivery Accuracy (WDA) flight tests that began in July 2013. The WDA portion of the F-35 developmental test and evaluation mission ensures the fifth-generation fighter’s weapons system can deliver lethal ordnance both air-to-air and air-to-ground using the jet’s warfighting Block 3F software. The ITF used all three F-35 variants and delivered air-to-air missiles including AIM-120s, the ...
  • Seoul: Under Crossfire in Asia…
    Seoul: Under Crossfire in Asia… December 11 2017
    On November 9, Republic of Korea’s President Moon Jae-in launched the “New Southern Policy,” with the intention of deepening relations with ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries. Already a member of the ASEAN + 3 platform since 1997 together with Japan and China, Seoul seeks to raise relations with Southeast Asia to an equivalent level of its relations with the United States, China, Japan and Russia.  Seul’s new initiative in its ...
  • French Frigate Passed Sea Trials
    French Frigate Passed Sea Trials November 20 2017
    The fifth French anti-submarine warfare (ASW) FREMM frigate, Bretagne, has successfully completed its first sea trials in Lorient. The vessel’s propulsion and navigation systems were tested. The frigate’s construction began in October 2013 and she is scheduled to be delivered to the French Navy in mid-2018. Three additional vessels, including Bretagne, are currently under different stages of assembly and construction at Naval Group Lorient shipyard. A...
  • HAVELSAN's AW139 Sim Entered Inventory in Qatar
    HAVELSAN's AW139 Sim Entered Inventory in Qatar November 5 2017
    The AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter simulation training center produced by Havelsan for Qatar officially commissioned. Havelsan announced on its official Twitter account that "The opening of the Qatar AW139 Simulation Training Center was held with the participation of Turkish and Qatari Defence Ministers." The Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), on its official twitter account, said, "We wish the AW139 Flight Training Center, made by Havelsan, ...
  • First Refuelling of Hawkeye AWACS
    First Refuelling of Hawkeye AWACS November 2 2017
    Northrop Grumman announced the successful first refuelling of its E-2D Hawkeye early warning aircraft on 31 October. The first in-flight fuel transfer was made on 14 July from a US Navy KC-130 Hercules. The US Navy awarded Northrop Grumman the aerial refuelling contract in 2013. This capability gives the U.S. Navy the flexibility to conduct missions of more than seven hours. 
  • ANKA-S Getting Ready for Satellite-Controlled Flights
    ANKA-S Getting Ready for Satellite-Controlled Flights October 20 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries' (TAI's) indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle ANKA is preparing to reach a new milestone. ANKA's mass production version of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) class ANKA-S begins satellite-controlled flights. ANKA took off for its first flight approximately 7 years ago on 30 December 2010 after it was rolled out for the first time on 16 July 2010. On 25 October 2013, the first mass production ANKA-S contract was signed covering 10 platforms. ...