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  • Russia Denies S-400 Joint Production
    Russia Denies S-400 Joint Production January 21 2020
    Russia has supplied more than 120 surface-to-air missiles to Turkey as per a delivery and acceptance act signed by Turkey and Russia in December, Russian news agency Tass reported on Monday. Russia has also delivered auxiliary equipment, spare parts and tools, Tass quoted the unnamed source as saying, but the contract with Turkey did not include at all any “technology transfer, even partial.” Turkish Defence Industry Presidency İsmail Demir in January told repo...
  • ADVENT Integration Starts to TCG Anadolu
    ADVENT Integration Starts to TCG Anadolu January 2 2020
    TCG Anadolu, which has been launched in last weeks and will constitute an important power multiplier when it is started to use continues its integration activities. TCG Anadolu, which will be the largest ship of the Turkish Navy when it put in inventory, will not only be largest in size. The platform will be able to carry 1 amphibious battalion for the operation in open seas without the main base support, with the necessary combat and support vehicles, to perform...
  • Brexit Aftermath NATO: Status of Scotland
    Brexit Aftermath NATO: Status of Scotland January 2 2020
    Even though the Brexit referendum was about the European Union, the negative result has new scenarios on the agenda. The poll in the United Kingdom shows that England wants to leave the Union while other member Scotland wants to stay. Scotland may pursue an independent path to remain in Union but it has to declare independence. In that case, Scotland will not be a member of NATO either. NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed that an independent Scotland would have to ...
  • TNT resistant Barrel exported to Bangladesh
    TNT resistant Barrel exported to Bangladesh December 20 2019
    Established in Ankara, Elektroland Defense Company exports bomb destruction barrels for the armed forces of Bangladesh. The acceptance tests of the barrels have been completed recently. Bangladesh military acceptance committee tested the durability of barrels with an explosion. The test of the explosion-proof barrel was carried out at a private facility in Ankara. The technical specification required the barrel to withstand the explosion of three kg of TNT explosives. This was done with as re...
  • Khan, Exported to Bangladesh
    Khan, Exported to Bangladesh December 18 2019
    Electroland Defence company developed and produced Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Robot especially for Bangladesh armed forces. Robots were tested under the supervision of military commission from Bangladesh. Robots passed the tests successfully, and acceptance tests are completed. Thus, the KHAN EOD Robot is exported for the first time. Bangladesh is the first recipient of five robots. Following the tests, the Water Jet Disrupter, which can be optionally mounted on the robot, wa...
  • US Space Fence Getting Closer
    US Space Fence Getting Closer December 16 2019
    US Air Forces Space Fence Project is getting an important milestone. The Space Fence facility located on Kwajalein Atoll is getting prepared to function. The radar will provide advanced space situational awareness for the Air Force. The primary mission of ground-based radar is to detect and track tens of thousands of objects in space. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Centre announced Dec. 10 that the radar system had entered a trial period. The move puts the system one step ...
  • TCG Anadolu is waiting for the end of 2020
    TCG Anadolu is waiting for the end of 2020 November 21 2019
    President of Defence Industry Dr. İsmail Demir said that they would deliver the TCG Anatolian Ship to the Navy towards the end of 2020. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship (Landing Helicopter Dock /LHD) TCG Anadolu, is under construction in Istanbul Tuzla. Demir has paid a visit to investigate developments in TCG Anatolia. Demir, following visit, made a statement: “Our boat, known to the public as an aircraft carrier, is being carried out very regularly and whe...
  • Delivery of Bayraktar UAVs Completed
    Delivery of Bayraktar UAVs Completed October 22 2019
    Bayraktar TB2 UAVs were delivered to the Ukrainian Air Force. Between Ukraine and Turkey, have signed a contract covering the supply of Bayraktar TB2 six UAVs, three ground control station systems and equipment. After the completion of the second-party delivery, acceptance tests at Starokostiantyniv Airbase evaluated the performance of aircraft and components. Delivery vehicles carried out, to be used by military personnel have completed their training in Turkey. Bayraktar TB2, whic...
  • TB2 Completes Tests October 10 2019
      TB2 exported by Baykar Defence to the Armed Forces of Ukraine has reached a critical stage for unmanned aerial vehicles. According to C4Defence, final acceptance tests in Ukraine are expected to be completed next week. Thus TB2 will officially enter the inventory of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. C4Defence's exclusive news can be published with reference.
  • India Receives First Rafale Fighter October 10 2019
    India received its first Dassault Rafale multi-role fighter. Indian Air Force (IAF) received the first Rafale plane in a ceremony held in France. India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh led the acceptance of the aircraft, which is the first of 36 ordered by the Indian government on September 2016 under a EUR7.9 billion (USD8.78 billion) contract. Minister Singh made a flight with Rafale. He flew a test pilot from Dassault. The first Rafale aircraft will arrive in India in 2020 after the ...
  • Bahrain Has Preferred the Patriot over the S-400
    Bahrain Has Preferred the Patriot over the S-400 August 15 2019
    The Kingdom of Bahrain signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon's Patriot air and missile defence system from the United States Army. This letter of offer and acceptance allows the US government to begin contract negotiations with Raytheon for production of an undisclosed quantity of systems and missiles. "Patriot missiles will provide Bahrain's anti-ballistic defence, its cruise missile defence and manned and unmanned aircraft," said Raytheon Integrated Defence Sy...
  • ACAR-K Radar is in the İnventory of Argentine Armed Forces
    ACAR-K Radar is in the İnventory of Argentine Armed Forces August 1 2019
    ASELSAN’s ACAR-K Ground Surveillance Radars are accepted to be in Argentina’s armed forces inventory. The radar is tested under the surveillance of General Hector Prechi, Commander of the 2nd Army of Argentina. Within the scope of the acceptance activity, ACAR-K Surveillance Radar was tested in different scenarios for the detection of pedestrians, light vehicles, tanks and helicopters in line with the request of the Armed Forces of Argentina. ACAR-K radar was operated by the relev...
  • The Hellenic Navy Started Sea Trials
    The Hellenic Navy Started Sea Trials July 25 2019
    For the Hellenic Navy, 6th Roussen-Class fast attack missile boat (FACM) started sea trials. The platform, which was under construction went into the water in Elefsina Bay for a limited time. Final ship acceptance board checks of the No. 6 FACM are scheduled to be executed in the third quarter of this year. The Roussen-class FACM are based a stretched variant of the successful Vita design in used with the navies of Qatar and Oman. The Platform has a length of 62 meters, full load di...
  • First Suffren Received July 12 2019
      Jane’s reported that France received the first of its new generation Suffren class (Barracuda) nuclear-powered attack submarine for its Navy. Suffren’s drydock will not actually be flooded until the end of July. Harbour trials are planned to start on 13 July and will continue until the second quarter of 2020, after which at-sea trials will begin. The loading of the nuclear core of the reactor is planned for September 2019, and the reactor is expected to go critica...
  • OH-58D Reached Greece
    OH-58D Reached Greece May 17 2019
    USA and Greece have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance 16 months ago and the Security Assistance Command has delivered first bacth of 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters and one Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. The Hellenic army acquired the helicopters through an Excess Defence Articles program grant. USASAC executes EDA cases for the Army. The excess helicopters had been in long-term storage at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance an...
  • Boran is Ready for Qualification
    Boran is Ready for Qualification April 30 2019
    As part of the Air Transportable Towed Howitzer Project with MKEK as the contractor, Boran howitzer is about to be completed. The system is ready for qualification tests. All the parameters of the system will be subjected to extensive trials within the scope of the tests planned to start in May. Boran's parameters such as road and movement, positioning, braking will be tested in the process planned to be carried out in two stages, with and without firing. In the firing stage, fi...
  • Pegasus Has Broken Wings
    Pegasus Has Broken Wings April 3 2019
    Boeing's doesn't get out of trouble in KC-46 Pegasus. The delivery of the aircraft was stopped once again due to the detection of foreign objects that could damage the structural components. The US Air Force has announced that it has halted the acceptance of the new KC-46 Pegasus. According to the statement, seven aircraft have been put into service, but in the tests conducted in closed areas that were reviewed for the first time, it was reported that items that could damage...
  • LM to Manufacture THAAD Interceptors for Saudi Arabia
    LM to Manufacture THAAD Interceptors for Saudi Arabia April 2 2019
    The Pentagon has given $2.4 billion to Lockheed Martin for the production of A Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) interceptors, some of these missiles are destined for Saudi Arabia. The Gulf State signed a letter of acceptance to buy the air defence missile system in November last year. The $15 billion deal was seen as paving the way for the sale of 44 THAAD launchers, missiles and equipment.
  • US Air Force Accepts First KC-46A Tanker Aircraft
    US Air Force Accepts First KC-46A Tanker Aircraft January 12 2019
    The US Air Force (USAF) accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling on 10 January which is more than two years late, and despite major technical deficiencies.  USAF said it will withhold payment of $28 million per aircraft until the faults are fixed. The service is scheduled to take physical delivery of the first KC-46A at McConnell Air Force Base (AFB), Kansas, as early as late January, according to USAF.  USAF spokesperson Captain Hope Cronin sai...
  • S-400s Accepted
    S-400s Accepted January 11 2019
    S-400, which has been at the top of the agenda between East and West, completed the acceptance tests of the first export customer. China, made second successful launch with the S-400 system during acceptance tests. With this launch, China completed acceptance tests. The test, which took place in December last year, was held in the in China. 48N6E missile launched and destroyed an air target simulating the enemy plane at a distance of 250 kilometers. It was announced that China's...
  • ASELSAN Hit on "T-72"
    ASELSAN Hit on "T-72" January 2 2019
    According to the news in ASELSAN's A Bulletin, T-72A Tank Modernization Project, which was carried out with Kazakhstan ASELSAN Engineering (KAE), the company's subsidiary in Kazakhstan, successfully completed and took its place in the showcase as one of the most modern T-72 tank configurations in the world. Within the scope of modernization, T-72 tanks were equipped with a new generation Fire Control System with day / night firing on move capability, remote-controlled anti-aircraft gu...
  • SERHAT II in Inventory
    SERHAT II in Inventory January 2 2019
    ASELSAN's SERHAT II mortar detection radars produced within the framework of Mobile Mortar Detection Radar System have entered TSK inventory. According to the news published in ASELSAN's monthly A Bulletin, acceptance tests of the first delivery party SERHAT radars were successfully completed under the contract signed between the Ministry of National Defense and ASELSAN on June 28, 2018. The radar was delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces. The current SERHAT Radars, which ASELSAN...
  • "New Player in Counterterrorism: Artificial Intelligence" Panel Started
    "New Player in Counterterrorism: Artificial Intelligence" Panel Started December 25 2018
    New Player in Counterterrorism: Artificial Intelligence, organized by the STM Thinktech, began today at Sheraton Ankara. The event started with the opening speech of STM General Manager Murat İkinci and continued with the panel of Journalist Hakan Çelik. As a panelist; President of Defense Industry Dr. İsmail Demir, Chief of the General Staff General Plan Principles, Major General Reha Ufuk Er, President of the Digital Transformation Office of the President. Ali Taha Koç, Presid...
  • Republic of Korea to Take Delivery of First MRTT
    Republic of Korea to Take Delivery of First MRTT November 5 2018
    Republic of Korea based Yonhap News Agency has announced that the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) will take delivery the first A330 MRTT (Multi Role Transport Tanker) aircraft to the middle of this month. Korea will further increase its operational radius with the A330 MRTT. According to the information given to the agency, the first aircraft will be taken for one-month acceptance tests. In addition to the structural components of the platform, performance values of the aircraft...
  • Acceptance Test of Airborne to Start in December
    Acceptance Test of Airborne to Start in December October 23 2018
    Russia announced a new acceptance test, which will be launched next December. Tests will be carried out for 2S25M Sprut-SDM1. Vehicle is developed for Russian Airborne Troops. An official from the Russian Army announced that the tests will start in December 2018 and will continue throughout 2019. If the tests are successful, the first vehicle will be delivered in 2020. 2S25M Sprut-SDM1 is an improved model of the Sprut-SDs. Vehicle was introduced in 2016. The vehicle’s mission...
  • UGV to the British Army
    UGV to the British Army October 2 2018
    The T7 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), developed by Harris, completed the acceptance tests. The system will be delivered to the British Army in November. UK’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Organiastion said that the vehicle had undergone a strict testing process and that an important cooperation was carried out with Harris. With the first four vehicles to be delivered in early November, the mass production standard vehicles will enter the British Ar...
  • Netherlands To Upgrade 28 AH-64Ds With $1 Billion Price Tag September 18 2018
    The U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency announced on Sept. 14 that its Principal Director for Security Assistance and State Secretary of Defence, for the Netherlands, have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for the modernization of 28 AH-64Ds to the E variant. Netherlands was cleared by the U.S. government to remanufacture these helicopters back in February. The package includes upgrading 51 T700-GE-701C engines to T700-GE-701D standard. The LOA is valued at more than $1 billi...
  • Additional ASELPOD to Air Force
    Additional ASELPOD to Air Force August 14 2018
    Presidency of Defence Industries announced the acceptance of two ASELPOD targeting pods from its official Twitter account. "There are two more Aselsan products of ASELPOD accepted, which stand out with their detection and marking technologies in the nationalization of our Air Platforms. We are preparing for the Indigenious Combat Aircraft with the infrastructure we have created in aviation. " ASELPOD, developed by Aselsan for combat aircraft, is a multi...
  • One More LCS Accepted
    One More LCS Accepted August 3 2018
    United States Naval Systems Command (NAVSEA) has announced that USS Charleston (LCS 18) littoral combat ship has completed the acceptance trials. During tests conducted in the Gulf of Mexico, ship made  11-meter boat operation, detection and engagement against air and surface targets, bow thruster and anchorage operations were tested. After delivery, USS Charleston  will undergo a post-delivery availability that includes crew training, certifications and familiarization exercises in...
  • 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 ...
  • Return of the Kuznetsov is Far
    Return of the Kuznetsov is Far July 31 2018
    Russia made a statement on the maintenance and modernization activities of Admiral Kuznetsov, the only aircraft carrier it has owned. Commenting on the ship, Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center commander Sergey Marichev stated that the engine, propulsion and electronic systems of the ship will go through a comprehensive modernization. Agrement of maintenance and modernization signed in April and it is reported that the work will last two and a half years. The platform, which will enter into a ...
  • China received first batch of S-400 missile systems
    China received first batch of S-400 missile systems July 26 2018
    China has received the first batch of Russian-made S-400 Triumf missile systems, a military diplomatic source told TASS on Thursday. "Last week, an acceptance certificate was signed for the first batch of S-400 systems that was delivered from Russia by sea in May 2018. The systems passed over to China’s ownership once the documents was signed," the source said. Russia signed contract with Chine to sell S-400 systems in November 2014. China became the first ...
  • Second Zumwalt Destroyer’s engine is damaged
    Second Zumwalt Destroyer’s engine is damaged July 14 2018
    Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) needs its main turbine engine to be replaced. Ship has suffered damage from turbine blades during acceptance trials according to USNI News. MT30 marine gas turbine showed no signs of malfunctioning during the sea trials, but the damage was found in a post-trials inspection. The ship engine will be restored before its sails to San Diego for its combat system activation.
  • Vulcano Launched
    Vulcano Launched July 5 2018
    The Fincantieri Shipyard launched the new logistic support ship of the Italian Navy. The ship named Vulcano (A 5335) floated at the Muggiano shipyard in La Spezia. The European defense procurement organization, OCCAR, ordered the May 2015 in the name of Italian Ministry of Defence, and the hull parts of the platform were built at different shipyards and consolidated at Muggiano. The system integration efforts of the ship will continue until December, and Vulcano will begin...
  • 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...
  • Advanced amphibious assault ship joins Russian Navy
    Advanced amphibious assault ship joins Russian Navy June 16 2018
    Russian Navy accepted (Project 11711) the large amphibious assault lead ship Ivan Gren for service in the Russian Navy. Acceptance tests of the advanced amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren started in Baltic Sea, in November 2017 but were suspended by the customer in late December to deal with technical problems that had emerged. The warship’s trials restarted on April 3, 2018 after the technical problems had been solved. Ivan Gren was developed by the Nevskoye Design Bureau in S...
  • Turkish F-35 Made First Flight
    Turkish F-35 Made First Flight May 11 2018
    The first F-35A aircraft to be delivered to the Turkish Air Force conducted its first flight on 10 May at Lockheed Martin facilities in Fort Worth, Texas. The aircraft with the tail number 18-001, which was flown by the test pilot Tony Wilson, is scheduled to be delivered to the Turkish Air Force on June 21st after the test acceptance procedures. F-16 aircraft belonging to Lockheed Martin accompanied the Turkish F-35A flying with Turkish Air Force roundel. As announce...
  • Pentagon Resumes Accepting F-35s
    Pentagon Resumes Accepting F-35s May 10 2018
    The US Department of Defense resumed accepting F-35 jet deliveries from Lockheed Martin Corp last week after reaching an agreement on who would cover the costs to fix a production error, the Pentagon told Reuters on Monday. The US has suspended acceptance of most F-35 deliveries from the manufacturer Lockheed Martin because of a dispute over who will cover costs for fixing a production error. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 
  • New Arleigh Burke Completed Acceptance Trials
    New Arleigh Burke Completed Acceptance Trials May 7 2018
    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), successfully completed acceptance trials on 3 May. Many of the ship’s onboard systems including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications and propulsion applications were tested to validate the US Navy requirements.  Thomas Hudner is equipped with the AEGIS Baseline 9 Combat System which includes an Integrated Air and Missile Defence ...
  • Russian Army Begins Accepting Orlan-10 UAV
    Russian Army Begins Accepting Orlan-10 UAV May 7 2018
    Russian Armed Forces have begun technical acceptance of the Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles.  A multifunctional unmanned complex designed for surveying objects in hard-to-reach terrain, Orlan-10 is equipped with electronic warfare capability and is able to install interference transmitters and set cellular jamming zones. The 10 kg-UAV is capable of transmitting a video signal at a distance of up to 120 kilometres and being in flight for more than 10 hours. ...